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Jun 2015

Chasing Voices He Receives in His Head: Transmission 213, 2015 June 10

June 16, 2015

DeathtothePixies.jpgYou would think, after taking a 5-day break, and doing a show in my allotted time instead of "stealing" all the fill-in slots, as I stand accused, the Radio Gods would smile upon me and my humble show-that-at-least-one-person-in-power-thinks-should-not-exist. You would be wrong. Listen, as 60-cycle hum becomes an aesthetic element in your left earbud due to a faulty patch in the studio. Apparently this had metastasized throughout our station's output, so if you were listening on air or on the web you would have heard an even worse version of this. (I've cleaned it up a bit.) (You're welcome.)

The question, "is it worse to have a sonically compromised mixtape that you can actually listen to, or for an episode to go missing so you have to wonder forever what it was really like (e.g. Lost Episode 19)?" is hereby answered, one way or the other.

The Pixies recording featured herein is not the best of their live recordings, but it is a thing. You go to war with the "Physical Evidence" you have, not the "Physical Evidence" you wish you had. I saw this band twice, both times too late in their career arc (and I'm not even taking their comeback into account), and both times were weird times. They did just kind of stand there. Except for Kim, who was replaced mid-set by a roadie in the latter show. I have to say, if I had played in this band I might have been routinely trashed as well. What is the point of this human life if one can't learn empathy?

I don't know why fierce love and high standards must be companions, but apparently they must.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 June 10, 2100-2300:

  1. "Mauve" | Guerre Froide | Guerre Froide | Born Bad
  2. "Tomoko's O" / "Solar Eclipse on a Friday Morning" | Boof | The Hydrangeas Whisper | Bubbletease
  3. "Black Holes" | LOYOTO | Looking at the Starz | Upon You
  4. "Pickpocket" | The Late Call | Golden | Tapete
  5. "Urals" | Walls | Urals | Ecstatic
  6. "My Father, Tall as Goliath" | Pyramids | A Northern Meadow | Profound Lore
  7. "Guilt" | Darius Vaikas | Guilt | Best Kept Secret
  8. "Blue Note" | Antigone | Cantor Dust | Token
  9. "Satanama" | Darkel | The Man of Sorrow EP | Prototyp
  10. "History of Man" | Amanaz | Africa | Now-Again
  11. "June" | Unrest | Imperial F.F.R.R. [reissue] | Teen-Beat
  12. "The Bain Of Constance" | Half Man Half Biscuit | Urge For Offal | Probe Plus
  13. "Killing Floor" | The Jimi Hendrix Experience | BBC Sessions | MCA
  14. "Dial up Doll" | The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion | Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015 | Mom + Pop
  15. "Gigantic" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "Crackity Jones" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Something Against You" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  18. "Tame" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Wave of Mutilation" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Where Is My Mind" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Ed Is Dead" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Vamos" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  23. "Tony's Theme" | Pixies | Death to the Pixies (live disc) | 4AD - Elektra | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "Quantum Corrections" | Grad_U | Space Explorations | Echocord
  25. "XMAS_EVET1 N" | Aphex Twin | MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96 | Warp

next time: even I don't know yet. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis