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28
Jun 2019

Validate What You Create: Transmission 461, 2019 April 23

Blind_Idiot_God_-_Undertow.jpgI swear to god I will never be "good" at social media. Maybe it is because I am too old and maybe it is because I have lost the ability to master things, but I "lose" people and transactions for the dumbest and most unfathomable of reasons. This time it was over a discussion about Spotify and its connection to our station's "DJ" software which we are using, perhaps illicitly, as airplay software. It has always struck me as odd that nonprofit radio stations should pay any kind of royalties for doing artists the favor of publicizing their music, but that is a concession I have made in my dotage and tiredness. But to think that playing shoddy mp3 files on an "unauthorized" platform is a violation of some terms and conditions, and that Spotify stans on Twitter would "enforce" these for free, is completely beyond me. Consider me corncobbed. Add to this the fact that Lady C and I had an offer for a house rejected in favor of someone who threw down a quarter million dollars in cash, and that there was yet another station meeting prior to this program in which I felt thoroughly disrespected, and it was a "blastedly awful" day.

Anyway, this surprise edition of the program earned me a couple of nice interactions with local proprietor "Drummer John" who appreciated Cosey Fanni Tutti and Blind Idiot God. He told me I was helping him transcend. Transcend what I don't know. But if that isn't the point of all this I don't have a clue what is.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 April 23, 2100-2300:

  1. "Unifying the Center (Abstract)" | Jayda G | Significant Changes | Ninja Tune
  2. "Chelsea Girl" | Drones Club | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
  3. "Are You Fine?" | Laurence Guy | Making Music Is Bad For Your Self Esteem | Studio Barnhus
  4. "Contra - Indications" | The Durutti Column | Obey The Time [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  5. "Sophic Ripple" | Cosey Fanni Tutti | TUTTI | Conspiracy International
  6. "Winter Bloom" | Jon Porras | Voices of the Air | Ba Da Bing!
  7. "Couleurs" | La Houle | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Like Mary" | The Dream Syndicate | How Did I Find Myself Here? | Anti
  9. "For You" | Secret Shine | There Is Only Now | Saint Marie
  10. "What I Deserve" | Where We Sleep | Experiments In The Dark | self-released
  11. "Bobira" | Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band | Siri Ba Kele | Sublime Frequencies
  12. "Hideaway" | King Tubby & The Aggrovators | Dubbing in the Backyard | Pressure Sounds
  13. "Happy Birthday" | The Wedding Present | John Peel Sessions 1987-1990 | Strange Fruit
  14. "Freaked (Title Version)" | Blind Idiot God | Undertow [reissue] | Indivisible
  15. "Love Is The Answer" | Healin' of the Nations | Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae: 1979 to 1988 | Cultures of Soul
  16. "Next Week Thursday (Dub)" | Little Axe | London Blues | Echo Beach
  17. "Demon Seed/Demon Flower" | The Membranes | What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away | Cherry Red
  18. "Six Six Sixties" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats | Mute
  19. "From Here To Now" | Kill the Moose | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  20. "Too Cold For Your Eyes" | Bremen | Enter Silence | Blackest Ever Black
  21. "Number 10" | Giuda | Damaged Goods (1988-2018) | Damaged Goods
  22. "Stay" | Soon, She Said | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  23. "Grmi Seva" | KineStatics | Labyrinth | FireScope
  24. "A Single Life" | Renegade Pharmacy | Recovery Position | self-released
  25. "abundance10edit[2 R8's, FZ20m & a 909]" | Aphex Twin | Collapse EP | WARP

Praised be the embrace of soft sleep

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20
Jun 2019

Of Course You’ll Scoff: Transmission 460, 2019 April 17

Jac_Berrocal_Why.jpgMy notes from this show are brief and (surprise!) quite self-critical. "Djay Pro fucks up The Twilight Sad," I wrote; "I fucked up the segue too....The Wedding Present, as well! It seems to hate them....I messed up 'Minxed Driks.'" So it was a typical night out, it seems. Maybe a little bit rockist, listening back (again and again and again as I have put off writing this "entry"); Meat Beat Manifesto and Stratis don't really seem to fit but without them this show would not really be me. And it must be me because I am it.

On this day--maybe not that much was happening in the world. I think maybe this was the day someone did Pete Buttigieg cosplay, with the presidential candidate whipping a fake Christ on a cross. I have always found Easter LARPing to be the strangest and worst. Locally, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were in town and an alarming number of people my age were excited about this. Re-evaluating our tastes in the 90s seems to be something we were doing in the Spring of 2019. But--not sorry--I was right about the swing revival then and I am right about it now? How's that? I am sure the people who actually attended the gig on this night firmly believe the same thing about themselves. This must be the polarization that everyone is talking about.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 April 17, 2100-2300:

  1. "Pin Drop" | Meat Beat Manifesto | Pin Drop | self-released
  2. "Keep It All To Myself" | The Twilight Sad | IT WON'T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME | Rock Action
  3. "Acknowledgement" | The Mattson 2 | Play "A Love Supreme" | Spiritual Pajamas
  4. "Heatwave (Coming Towards You)" | Camila Fuchs | Heart Pressed Between Stones | ATP
  5. "Theatre" | Stratis | New Face | Dark Entries
  6. "Leave the Planet" | Galaxie 500 | On Fire [reissue] | 20|20|20
  7. "Girls! Girls! Girls!" | Liz Phair | Girly-Sound to Guyville | Matador
  8. "Fake Haka For E.C." | Poomse | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  9. "Guardia Castle" | Gaijin Blues | Gaijin Blues | Shapes of Rhythm
  10. "Two Faced" | Eric Random | Two Faced | Klanggalerie
  11. "Rose" | Slowness | Berths | Schoolkids
  12. "Generation" | Wesqk Coast | S.T.A.S.H. | OOH-Sounds
  13. "Check Sound Check" | Jac Berrocal / David Fenech / Vincent Epplay | Ice Exposure | Blackest Ever Black
  14. "Outdoor Miner" | Wire | Chairs Missing | Pink Flag
  15. "The Revelation Dub" | Alborosie | Alborosie Meets Roots Radics: Dub For The Radicals | Greensleeves
  16. "Hanging By a Thread" | Cowbell | Damaged Goods (1988-2018) | Damaged Goods
  17. "The Intruder" | The Senior Service | The Girl In The Glass Case | Damaged Goods
  18. "Suffocation as a Modern Pretext" | Neurotic Friends | The New Adventures of TBTCI | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  19. "Two Bridges" | The Wedding Present | Marc Riley Sessions Volume 2 | Hatch
  20. "Take Us Home" | Danny Tucker | Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae: 1979 to 1988 | Cultures of Soul
  21. "Enter Silence" | Bremen | Enter Silence | Blackest Ever Black
  22. "To Pass Through The Walls And Vanish" | Nonconnah | Dead Roses, Digged up Zombies, Broken Pieces of Diamonds, Live Cats | Ernest Jenning Record Co.
  23. "Minxed Driks" | Ernest Moon | Ba-jesus | BOBOS
  24. "Eden 1.1" | Croatian Amor | Isa | Posh Isolation
  25. "Imitation Pearls" | David J | Crocodile Tears And The Velvet Cosh [reissue] | Glass Modern
  26. "Love Pours Out of My Heart" | Miss Ludella Black | Damaged Goods (1988-2018) | Damaged Goods
  27. "Drawing of a Lake" | Express Rising | Fixed Rope (II) | Numero Group
  28. "Bucket List No.2" | Dragon Welding | Dragon Welding | A Turntable Friend
  29. "The Clown Song" | Thin White Rope | The Ruby Sea [reissue] | Frontier
  30. "The Uneven Ritual" | K. Leimer | Imposed Order / Imposed Absence | Palace of Lights
  31. "Mexican Bandits" | Felt | The Splendour of Fear [Reissue] | Cherry Red
  32. "Into My Arms" | Kill The Moose | Death is not the end... A Tribute to Nick Cave | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  33. "One Flesh" | The Chameleons | What Does Anything Mean? Basically | Blue Apple
  34. "Good Morning Sir" | Guided By Voices | Zeppelin over China | GBV Inc.
  35. "Get Clear" | The Room in the Wood | The Mars E.P. | A Turntable Friend
  36. "Sloppy Homework" | Jah Division | Dub Will Tear Us Apart...Again | Ernest Jenning Record Co.

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13
Jun 2019

I’ll Have To Stay By Your Side: Transmission 459, 2019 April 10

Montage_Images_of_Lust_and_Fear.jpgA long time has passed since I posted something, and I sincerely apologize. It's crazy season for me, work-wise: so crazy that I have a "student assistant" now. And apparently I am pathological enough to have burned through the first one, so good luck to that person's replacement. I have mentioned it before, but BOMBAST could really use an intern or something as well. But since I have the kind of program where I can't even give away free movie tickets, apparently, I am guessing there isn't much interest. So it goes.

How the sausage is made: I have a running "note" on my phone where I jot down real-time observations of my programs. "I hate this show so fucking much," I wrote on the night this aired. I must have had some sort of plan, but nothing was going right. My computer and the station's computers both decided to work against me. I did not help by throwing together some truly awful segues. I swear, the songs are good! And I promise to do better, or at least not any worse.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 April 10, 2100-2300:

  1. "Cannot Be Saved" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | Cannot Be Saved | 'a'
  2. "Mother Earth" | transmission 13 | The Edge Of The World | self-released
  3. "Last Shift" | Stingray | Air Texture Vol. VI | Air Texture
  4. "Chappers Said So" | CYRK | Superior Things | Vakant
  5. "Sing Shed Sing" | Billy Childish and Sexton Ming | Damaged Goods (1988-2018) | Damaged Goods
  6. "Flabba Dub Step" | Alborosie | Alborosie Meets Roots Radics: Dub For The Radicals | Greensleeves
  7. "Mossegades" | Ultim Cavall | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Too Hot" | Tight Knit | Too Hot | Not Unloved
  9. "This Is But A Dream" | The Underground Youth | Montage Images Of Lust & Fear | Fuzz Club
  10. "Mythenquai" | Lowtec | Light Surfing | Avenue 66
  11. "Fenix" | Galaxina | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  12. "Jah Light" | Zion Initation | Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae: 1979 to 1988 | Cultures of Soul
  13. "City of Refuge" | Blackout Transmission | Death is not the end... A Tribute to Nick Cave | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  14. "The More I See You" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Organisation [reissue] | Virgin
  15. "You're a Taxi, I'm a Cab" | Hooray for Humans | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  16. "Move In Blue - Homeward Mix" | James Place | Still Waves To A Whisper | Umor Rex
  17. "Heart (feat. Moro)" | Lotic | Power | Tri Angle
  18. "Glassvegas" | Ambros Chapel | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  19. "Melamed" | Afriqua | Vice / Principle | R & S
  20. "Lawrence of California" | Mekons | Deserted | Bloodshot
  21. "Cell" | NNYz? | Aetiology | Kahvi Collective
  22. "How Far Is Spaced-Out?" | Lonnie Holley | MITH | Jagjaguwar
  23. "Unravel Together" | Vieo Abiungo | The Dregs | Lost Tribe Sound
  24. "Spells" | Nils Frahm | Encores 2 | Erased Tapes
  25. "Eyes Embrace" | Plains Apparition | Eternal Spring | Virtual Soundsystem
  26. "Purple Crested Lourie" | Constantijn Lange | Elysian Fields | Laut & Luise

Closing my mind for a while

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