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Feb 2020

Don’t Ask Me Why, For I Don’t Know Why: Transmission 501, 2019 December 18

February 24, 2020

steffi_x_virginia_for_some_reason.jpgYou'll be relieved to hear that this time out I have no nightmares to share. I will not try to squeeze a life trauma into a radio-shaped narrative. Even I was worn out by that last post. Showing up is work! But fortunately for both of us, the number 501 doesn't seem to mean anything, so this is just a regular mixtape meant not to make anyone think hard about anything.

Since this program was broadcast, 68 days ago now, I've gone on the air 11 times. I'm editing a sound file from 23 days ago--four shows ago. The good news is that two of my temporal planes of existence have collapsed into one, so maybe I get to talk less about my exercise compulsion. The bad news is that my hard work never did pay off--"None of you look like you spend much time at the gym," Joseph the Engineer said at a station meeting the other night. The context of this remark doesn't matter. Do I deserve anything different? Probably not.

I think I said a couple of posts ago that radio only matters in this part of the calendar. This program doesn't provide much evidence of that but it does hold together as a bag of good tunes. Look, sometimes we can't even expect that much from me. Some transitions were better than they had any business being, and I felt good about it in the moment. If you don't think that counts for something, do you even know me?

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 December 18, 2100-2300:

  1. "Sight From Above" | Steffi X Virginia | Work A Change | Ostgut Ton
  2. "Maybe There's A Rainbow" | Ekiti Sound | Abeg No Vex | Crammed Discs
  3. "Up and Down" | Tombstones in Their Eyes | Maybe Someday (LP) | Somewherecold
  4. "Underdog" | The Dirtbombs | Ultraglide In Black | In The Red
  5. "Bad Choices" | Superchunk | What a Time to Be Alive | Merge
  6. "FATAL" | DEBBY FRIDAY | DEATH DRIVE | Deathbomb Arc
  7. "Temptations" | Jitwam | Honeycomb | Tartelet
  8. "Emotional Yoga" | S.U.V. | Our Complex Pleasures | Otomatik Musiek
  9. "Dream Date" | Lunch Lady | Angel | Upset the Rhythm
  10. "No Love To Give" | Fabienne DelSol | Four | Damaged Goods
  11. "Aa Egypto" | Inoyama Land | Commissions: 1977-2000 | Empire of Signs
  12. "Baby You're a Rich Man" | Brian | Bognor! | self-released
  13. "Flim" | African Head Charge | Pay It All Back Vol. 7 | On-U Sound
  14. "Kolo Wece" | Tabu Buzy Body | Electro Acholi Kaboom from Northern Uganda | Nyege Nyege Tapes
  15. "Neverfriend (demo)" | dayflower | petal drops | self-released
  16. "Gang Deyo" | Opiyo Twongweno | Electro Acholi Kaboom from Northern Uganda | Nyege Nyege Tapes
  17. "Stop The Coup (pfeffel mix)" | Cabinet of Millionaires vs Zion Train | Stop The Coup | Chocolate Fireguard
  18. "Bandera Pa Kaka" | Bosmic Otim | Electro Acholi Kaboom from Northern Uganda | Nyege Nyege Tapes
  19. "These Memories" | Almeta Lattimore | This Is Mainstream! | WEWANTSOUNDS
  20. "10 Commandments" | The Specials | Encore | Island
  21. "Olores" | Jaxe | Seekings EP | Dom Trojga
  22. "Cooper's Dream" | Elmono | Cooper's Dream EP | Tectonic
  23. "Dance Damage" | Algebra Mothers | A-Moms = Algebra Mothers | Third Man
  24. "I Feel Light" | A Certain Ratio | Mind Made Up | Mute
  25. "Sabbath" | Evi Vine | Black // Light // White // Dark | Solemn Wave
  26. "Dirty Games" | Saine & Smith | Dirty Games | 2MR
  27. "Have Mercy" | Loretta Lynn | Van Lear Rose | Interscope | "The Listening Parlour"
  28. "Lies" | Lara Americo | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
  29. "Robocop" | Haider | 10961 | Aus
  30. "Velvet" | Angel's Breath | Outro Tempo II | Music From Memory
  31. "Aquarius (Version 3)" | Boards of Canada | Peel Session | WARP

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