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Feb 2020

Bodies Up and Bodies Down, Bodies Moving All Around: Transmission 491, 2019 October 30

February 2, 2020

afriqua_-_colored.jpgFor this program my health had returned (that is, if I was actually sick the prior week, which I of course no longer remember). Also, I was in good spirits--a rarity during a fundraising drive. Let's be frank, I hate these things. They're just a confluence of bad stuff. Because I am a dandy and a child, I don't like to think about money; I have bad memories from previous co-hosting experiences; I don't actually enjoy talking on the radio that much. Fortunately I had Lady Catharsis riding shotgun, and DJ Feng Shui, a sympathetic colleague, "on the other side of the glass," so this was a good evening, which is pretty much all my notes say.

Since this program was broadcast, 95 days ago now, I've gone on the air 18 times. I am listening to a transmission from 60 days ago. I'm currently editing a sound file from 40 days ago--7 shows ago. [In some ways time is moving backwards.]

There's one little bit of sadness as I think back on this episode. It's that I miss the old "festivals of Evidence" that I used to do. But "Physical Evidence" is no longer a thing (Junior is fine, by the way); seemingly it had to die so that more important things could flourish. These "year end roundups" are wall-to-wall quality tunes, but they aren't really me. And yet from a fundraising perspective they are increasingly effective. Is that a "rising tide" thing for the station, or do I succeed more when I am not quite myself?

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 October 30, 2100-2300:

  1. "Tema" / "Dope" | Afriqua | Colored | R & S
  2. "Give Love (Interlude)" | Sampa the Great | The Return | Ninja Tune
  3. "If Not Now When?" | Ultramarine | Signals into Space | Les Disques du Crepuscule
  4. "C/2015 V2" | Meat Beat Manifesto | Opaque Couche | Flexidisc
  5. "Heliy" | Cosey Fanni Tutti | Tutti | Conspiracy International
  6. "Heston" | Finlay Shakepeare | Domestic Economy | Editions Mego
  7. "The Edge of the World" | transmission 13 | The Edge Of The World | self-released
  8. "Life of the Plants" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Life of the Plants | Stones Throw
  9. "Chemin de fer" | Dexter Story | Bahir | Soundway
  10. "Feeling You Got" | El Rego et ses Commandos | El Rego | Daptone
  11. "Wanted" | Renegade Pharmacy | Recovery Position | self-released
  12. "XYZ" | Boards of Canada | XYZ | WARP
  13. "Happy Sad" | Jübl | DNA Cowboys | Eighth Son Records
  14. "Let's Take The Time" | Sequoyah Murray | Before You Begin | Thrill Jockey Records
  15. "Tenere" | Kel Assouf | Black Tenere | Glitterbeat
  16. "Honam" | Orchestre Abass | De Bassari Togo | Analog Africa
  17. "Driving Blind" | Chris and Cosey | Songs of Love & Lust [reissue] | Conspiracy International
  18. "All About Money" | Spontaneous Overthrow | All About Money | Numero Group
  19. "Microwave Mistral" | Your 33 Black Angels | Eternities I | self-released
  20. "T 3.1" | Carter Tutti Void | Triumvirate | Conspiracy International
  21. "Disorder Dub" | Jah Division | Dub Will Tear Us Apart...Again | Ernest Jenning Record Co.
  22. "Sometimes I Wanna Dance" | Lonnie Holley | MITH | Jagjaguwar
  23. "Come Home O'Shawn" | (((O))) | ((( 1 ))) | The Sundrop Garden
  24. "Master's Clock" | Moor Mother | The Myth Hold Weight | Don Giovanni
  25. "Exchange - Mountain Steppers Dub" | Massive Attack | Massive Attack V Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98) | UMC / Virgin

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