There was no "occasion" for Lady Catharsis's appearance on this Saturday night fill-in occurrence of the Bombast thing. Much to my relief, there wasn't much "happening" in the world to serve as background noise or motivation. There were just (strangely) a hundred minutes for us to reiterate our musical (non) vision to the world. The preceding program, a pre-recorded one, ran over time and strangely advertised a show that was not about to happen. (Note to management, if they're still monitoring my posts: we're losing our definition of "evergreen" here; call it "evergreen creep" or whatever you like, but people need to do their own edits.)
Short though it was--and made to seem shorter by the inclusion of a very long Stereolab opener that I probably mispronounced--it was an eventful evening. We put the "crack research team" on the case of Sandie Shaw's early records. We discussed the place of Colourbox in the 4AD universe (and I feel like decreeing that we are finished with that--the time for discussion is past). We learned a lot about Lady C's wild early college years ("I got my ear pierced and everything"). And we played a number that we also played at our wedding, all those years ago! You'll have to guess, but it's not difficult.
BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 18, 2000-2200:
- "Jenny Ondioline" | Stereolab | Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements | Duophonic / WARP
- "Only Lonely" | Divinyls | Desperate | Chrysalis
- "The Moon Is Blue" | Colourbox | The Moon Is Blue | 4AD
- "Pale Blue Eyes" | Moe Tucker | I'm Sticking With You: An Introduction To Moe Tucker | Modern Harmonic
- "Stasher" | The Coathangers | The Devil You Know | Suicide Squeeze
- "I Can't Stand the Rain" | Liela Moss | A Little Bit of Rain | Bella Union
- "Mississippi Kite" | Kristin Hersh | Crooked [reissue] | Fire
- "I'll Stop At Nothing" | Sandie Shaw | Sandie Shaw | Reprise
- "Cries and Whispers" | LoneLady | Cries and Whispers | WARP
- "Insomnia" | Lena Raine | Oneknowing | Local Action
- "Jewel (Cut Rough)" | Propaganda | Duel | ZTT / Island
- "Little Red Shoes" | Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose | Interscope
- "Walk The Dog" | Laurie Anderson | O Superman | Warner Bros.
- "Black Room" | Jun Mayuzumi | Nippon Girls | Big Beat
- "Here's Looking at You" | Blondie | AutoAmerican | Chrysalis
When we were together everything was so grand
Let's review the "notes" from this episode:
"Lagged a bit going into [the Brian Jonestown Massacre] but a great first hour!"
"Very rockist in hour 2"--true
"Alborosie detour was much needed but didn't make sense"--sadly, also true
"Messed up segue out of Bilge Pump"--I was anxious, what can I say?
"Hugs for Chelsea is so fucking compressed"--this is the truest thing I wrote down about this program, but you know what, the judge just said that Chelsea Manning is going to be in prison for more than an additional year and will have to pay like half a million dollars in fines, so you know what, just buy the damn benefit and cope with it.
My listening and posting cycle is getting a bit faster; I've gotten so fed up with the disappearance of my free time that I'm even more determined to carve out moments and comment about these broadcasts and the deteriorating state of everything. What I'm saying is that I haven't listened to this, like, a dozen times like I have done with some other "recent" episodes, so my raw notes will have to do. I know that at around this time I was bitching online about some kind of disaster capitalism as it related to art and human tragedy. You know, as one does. I am guessing I will have more to say about this as I approach a state of "being caught up" on this website, but that state is not now.
BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 15, 2100-2300:
- "Creatures" | Section 25 | Elektra | Klanggalerie
- "Mother Seletta" | Karl Hector & The Malcouns | Mother Seletta | Now-Again
- "Hurrican Felix" | Repeat | Repeats | Delsin
- "Different Angle" | Davis | Ordinary Sleep | Live at Robert Johnson
- "Deep River - The Payback Mix" | Little Axe | Deep River | On-U Sound
- "This Is Just a Modern Love Song" | TB | Night Heat | Permanent Vacation
- "Northern Lights" | transmission 13 | The Edge Of The World | self-released
- "Mea Culpa" | Brian Eno - David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts | Sire
- "Glide Path" | Chicago Odense Ensemble | Chicago Odense Ensemble | El Paraiso
- "Boys Keep Swinging" | Gudrun Gut | Moment | Monika
- "Fix" | The Sisters of Mercy | The Reptile House E.P. | Merciful Release
- "Always Now" | Bromide | Magic Coins | Scratchy Records
- "Everything Is Falling Apart" | Teenage Fanclub | Everything Is Falling Apart | Merge
- "Remember Me This" | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | The Brian Jonestown Massacre | 'a' records
- "Void Heirlooms Beneath The Floorboards" | Nonconnah | Dead Roses, Digged up Zombies, Broken Pieces of Diamonds, Live Cats | Ernest Jenning Record Co.
- "Heartbeats" | Piroshka | Brickbat | Bella Union
- "Derdriu's Vision" | Mac-Talla Nan Creag | The Sorrow of Derdriu | Firecracker
- "Caffeine Blues" | Ulrich Schnauss / Jonas Munk | Passage | Azure Vista
- "Christopher" | The Claim | Boomy Tella | A Turntable Friend
- "Runes of Abandonment" | Ted Leo | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
- "Surveillance Dub" | Alborosie | Alborosie Meets Roots Radics: Dub For The Radicals | Greensleeves
- "Manzana de la Discordia" | Bilge Pump | We Love You | Gringo
- "Aileen" | Louise Distras | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
- "FLIES" | RAT BOY | INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN | Helicat / Epitaph
- "They Told Me Too" | Ty Segall & Freedom Band | Deforming Lobes | Drag City
- "Mi defensa personal" | Arista Fiera | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 4 - La Furia | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
- "Amelia" | Cocteau Twins | Treasure [reissue] | 4AD
- "Strange" | Galaxie 500 | On Fire [reissue] | 20|20|20
- "Pretty Wraith (I Remember You)" | Brian | Fading Starlight | self-released
- "Bronze Age Babies" | Beaches | Second of Spring | Chapter Music
- "We Fought For America" | Hunter Complex | Open Sea | Death Waltz
- "Scrub Your Ego" | Suso Saiz | Nothing Is Objective | Music From Memory
Come find me down in Mexico
Dear listener / reader, I hope you will appreciate that I am working under duress right now. My Summer of Movement and Racism (or is that Movement Racism?) shows no signs of slowing down, and yet I am compelled to keep posting--or, as those less generous among you would say, "to post." How the sausage is made--it's actually "market forces" that are pushing me. I'm wasting the money I spend at this website by not filling up my allotted server space these last couple of months, and it's bothering me. So my botherment is your gain, as I present to you another program from what I like to call "before."
Late in the broadcast I refer to this as a "disorganized evening," which it really isn't. Surely I was kicking myself for hitting a wrong button in Djay Pro and making Causa Sui loop back to the beginning, something I don't even acknowledge when I am back-announcing. Nicholas Hill would be proud of me for that. Elsewhere, my notes say "segue from Deafkids to XXL sounds like a mistake but isn't." Damn right, and a good summary of the overall outing. Mission accomplished.
BOMBAST playlist, 2019 May 8, 2100-2300:
- "Better Dead Than Alien" | Asok | Better Dead Than Alien | M>O>S
- "Virus da Imagem do Ser" | Deafkids | Metaprogramacao | Neurot
- "Lemoning" | XXL aka Xiu Xiu / Larsen | Puff O'Gigio | Bad Paintings
- "Agua (Re-Edit)" | First Floor | You Dubn't Know | Local Talk
- "Sweet Love" | Glen Ayers | The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 1 | Bear Family | "The Listening Parlour"
- "Vibraciones Doradas [excerpt]" | Causa Sui | Vibraciones Doradas | El Paraiso
- "Reproduktionsfunktion" | Botschaft | Glaspalast - Eine Zusammenstellung von Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten | Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten
- "Heal" | John Tejada | Dead Start Program | Kompakt
- "Sidi kommi" | AMMAR 808 | Maghreb United | Glitterbeat
- "Perfect Life" | Pete Astor | Spilt Milk | Slumberland
- "Ohoho Gedama" | Mahmoud Ahmed | Ere Mela Mela | Hannibal
- "Doubt" | Stereolab | Switched On [reissue] | Slumberland
- "Verglas" | Stereocilia | The Silence That Follows | Drone Rock
- "One And A Half Years Later" | BELP | Crocodile | SVS
- "Yes, O Yes" | The Fall | I Am Kurious Oranj | Beggars Banquet
- "Lotus" | Voetvolk | The Sea Within | Rotkat
- "Dawn: Making an Effort" | The Breeders | All Nerve | 4AD
- "Far From Me" | BUNNI | Death is not the end... A Tribute to Nick Cave | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
- "Whistling For His Love" | Danielle Dax | Dark Adapted Eye | Rubellan Remasters
- "Children's Song" | Evan Greer | she/her/they/them | Don Giovanni
- "DAWAN" | Apparat | LP5 | Mute
- "Booming and Zooming" | Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club [reissue] | Real Gone
- "Radio Prague" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Dazzle Ships [reissue] | Virgin
- "Ten Sleep" | The Wedding Present | Marc Riley Sessions Volume 3 | Hatch
- "Dope For Guns" | The Ruts | The Crack [reissue] | Virgin
- "Lunar Eye" | Giuda | Overdrive | Rise Above
- "Tutti" | Cosey Fanni Tutti | TUTTI | Conspiracy International
- "The Lady Vanishes" | Thin White Rope | The Ruby Sea [reissue] | Frontier
- "Good Times" | Ex Hex | It's Real | Merge
- "Touchdown" | Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band | The Serpent's Mouth | Big Crown
- "Floating Tone" | Ivan Black | Harmonic Neuism | vanguardista
- "Vibra" | Richard Barbieri | Vibra | Kscope
This is a private thing and i don't want you talking about it down there with your nice friends
Halcyon here, the "good captain," as I like to think of myself, bringing you another audio transcript of a gentle Saturday morning from long ago. For civic infrastructure trivia buffs, this should have bookended street repairs near the radio station that had just begun when I embarked on my previous departure, but this was not the case. More evidence that I shouldn't concern myself with what is on the ground. People keep trying to tell me. Who knows if I will ever listen.
I am hereby giving myself credit for reigniting Kid Catharsis's interest in Laraaji by playing today's lengthy opening piece. Why shouldn't I? Structurally, things get more hectic after that point, the changes coming faster and faster. Is that reminiscent of something? Does that do anything for you, listener? Is it perhaps none of my business?
As always, this was a "pop-up" program, and I don't know if or when I will be allowed to do this again. Life is contingency.
CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2019 May 4, 1000-1100:
- "Equinox" | Laraaji & Lyghte | Celestial Realms | Morning Trip
- "Side A" | Not Waving / Jim O'Rourke | Side A / Side B | Diagonal
- "Hal - Wolfgang Voigt Mix" | Soulsavers | Pop Ambient 2017 | Kompakt
- "New Dawn" | Seahawks | Eyes of the Moon | Cascine
- "Nordmeer" | Benoît Honoré Pioulard, Sean Curtis Patrick | Avocationals | Beacon Sound
- "Hawaii et Papaye" | Papillon | Cercueil flottant | Sucata Tapes
- "Discovery" | Dravier | Spirit Channels | Not Not Fun
- "Cerulean Skull" | DJ Rubio | Western Medicine | Man Band