Boink Boink! Transmission 87, 2013 December 25

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Please find attached our Christmas program, and I mean that quite literally. I was joined by Lady Catharsis and Catharsis Junior on the night of the 25th, because what else are you going to do at 9pm on Christmas night? Esquivel, Gene Autry, James Brown, The Fall, and Orbital provide some holiday cheer, at least nominally. Otherwise, it's just our ordinary extraordinariness at work.

I particularly found the voiceovers for this program to be high-quality stuff. Concise and thought-provoking. When DID irony die? I still don't know. What IS proper yuletide music? If not "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" and "Tarantula," then what?*

Apologies to Fuzz, whose "Sleigh Ride" [not an actual Christmas song] was firmly rejected by the cd player at the station. That was indeed exciting, and triggered an avalanche of improvisation and error. As always, it felt terrible at the time, but sounds not so bad. This is an important lesson for me, or could be, if only I could keep it in mind, which I know I won't.

*the answer is most definitely not this, because it never happened--could not have happened, because that band stopped making music in 1986 LALALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 December 25, 2100-2300:

  1. "Jingle Bells (Greetings from Esquivel!)" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird" | Gene Autry | The Christmas Cowboy | Laserlight | "Listening Parlour"
  3. "Hunted by a Freak" | Mogwai | Happy Songs for Happy People | Matador
  4. "Tarantula" | Colourbox | Breakdown | 4AD
  5. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Wonderful Land" | The Shadows | Yule Cool | Virgin
  7. "Winter Moonness" | RVDS | Moon on Milky Way | Smallville
  8. "Jingle Bell Rock" | The Fall | The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 | Castle - Sanctuary
  9. "I Feel Merely Marvelous" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Running Away" | Toby Tobias | Messing with My Mind | Burek
  11. "Sleigh Ride" | Fuzz | Fuzz | In the Red
  12. "Reggae Sounds" | Linton Kwesi Johnson | Reggae Greats | Mango
  13. "De System" | Mutabaruka | Check It! | RAS
  14. "Frosty the Snowman" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Go Power at Christmas Time" | James Brown | Funky Christmas | Polydor
  16. "Love of My Life" | Anna Calvi | One Breath | Domino
  17. "The Dream Is Just Beginning (acoustic)" | Twink and the Technicolour Dream | You Reached for the Stars | Sunbeam
  18. "Versions" | Moderat | II | Monkeytown
  19. "The Christmas Song" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Skanking Dub" | Augustus Pablo | King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown | Shanachie
  21. "Par Avion" | Pell Mell | Rhyming Guitars | SST
  22. "And Then?" | Miracle Legion | Me and Mr. Ray | Rough Trade | "Listening Parlour"
  23. "Measure" | §un §pells | βunβet - Live at the Chanticleer 5/30/13 | Bandcamp self-release
  24. "Last Boss" | No Joy | Pastel and Pass Out | Kemado - Mexican Summer
  25. "Blue Christmas" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops" | Cocteau Twins | The Spangle Maker | 4AD
  27. "Christmas Chime" | Orbital | Christmas Chime | ACP
  28. "Happy Birthday" | The Wedding Present | John Peel Sessions 1987-1990 | Strange Fruit
  29. "Auld Lang Syne (Adios from Esquivel!)" | Esquivel | Merry X-Mas From The Space-Age Bachelor Pad | Bar / None | "Physical Evidence"

next time: This is me, not talking about my mistakes. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis



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