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Aug 2019

All About the Screaming: Transmission 466, 2019 May 18

August 17, 2019

laurie_anderson_o_superman.jpgThere 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:

  1. "Jenny Ondioline" | Stereolab | Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements | Duophonic / WARP
  2. "Only Lonely" | Divinyls | Desperate | Chrysalis
  3. "The Moon Is Blue" | Colourbox | The Moon Is Blue | 4AD
  4. "Pale Blue Eyes" | Moe Tucker | I'm Sticking With You: An Introduction To Moe Tucker | Modern Harmonic
  5. "Stasher" | The Coathangers | The Devil You Know | Suicide Squeeze
  6. "I Can't Stand the Rain" | Liela Moss | A Little Bit of Rain | Bella Union
  7. "Mississippi Kite" | Kristin Hersh | Crooked [reissue] | Fire
  8. "I'll Stop At Nothing" | Sandie Shaw | Sandie Shaw | Reprise
  9. "Cries and Whispers" | LoneLady | Cries and Whispers | WARP
  10. "Insomnia" | Lena Raine | Oneknowing | Local Action
  11. "Jewel (Cut Rough)" | Propaganda | Duel | ZTT / Island
  12. "Little Red Shoes" | Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose | Interscope
  13. "Walk The Dog" | Laurie Anderson | O Superman | Warner Bros.
  14. "Black Room" | Jun Mayuzumi | Nippon Girls | Big Beat
  15. "Here's Looking at You" | Blondie | AutoAmerican | Chrysalis

When we were together everything was so grand