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Jun 2015

Don’t Hang Around Wondering What To Do: Transmission 214, 2015 June 17

June 23, 2015

lastofthegaragepunkunknownsvolume3.jpgI didn't know it at the time, but this program marked the end of an era. I've stopped being a "management type" at the station and am "just" a regular dj, although here's hoping that if you're reading this, maybe you think I'm special. Does it come across in the program that I've just walked out of a completely exasperating three-hour meeting that deprived me of hope that any of my "issues" would be resolved? It doesn't really sound like it. I do find myself saying things that are probably funny only to me, but what's new?

We could probably say this marks a new phase in the show as well; there was the initial stage when it was just a crazy lark; then the program grew up a bit with the first Hall of Legends interview special, inaugurating a long adolescence. Maybe it's the twilight time now. I feel like I have lived about four years' time in just over two, with everything I've been doing, on air and off, but I didn't really look forward to the endgame.

I feel like the moment I think or say I'm over-dramatizing, the axe will fall. My departure was kind of abrupt, you guys! I may be causing some people a bit of hardship and upset. But they are the grown-ups, the capable ones. I'm counting on them to handle it with maturity and professionalism. Bygones, right? Isn't that how a "wise" person would handle it?

By my count, I did some 300 programs at my old station. Approaching that number at WRFI seems weird; it makes no difference to me that those older programs were three hours, not two. A show is a show. I kind of liken this to a boy playing his dad at basketball--you dream of beating him one day, and when you finally do, it's terrible. You're grown up now, no excuses, this isn't a rehearsal anymore. I feel like if this show's duration exceeds what I did in the past, then this becomes the "real" thing, and not a weird fun reprise with nothing real at stake. But with so much behind me, and with possible retribution and certain managerial incompetence ahead, I feel like I have to think about the end.

Will I make every show count from here on? I think we know my capabilities and focus at this point.

Sorry for such a heavy rant, you guys. Boy, it is hot out these days! How about that Women's World Cup? Isn't it something? What else can we talk about?

* Noticed that I did say "Weird Owl" aloud, which sounds like "Weird Al," and didn't remark on it.

** Yes I did go straight from adolescence to decline. Don't we all?

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 June 17, 2100-2300:

  1. "Maithuna" | High Wolf | Growing Wild | Leaving
  2. "Valve" | Bailter Space | Tanker / Nelsh | Matador
  3. "All Is Gone" | The Shade | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey (version)" | Byron Lee & The Dragonaires | Uptown Top Ranking | VP
  5. "2 x 4" | The Fall | The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall [reissue] | Beggars Banquet
  6. "Will She Love Me" | The Vespers | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Desert" | Mahk & Morpheus | Desert | Souvenir
  8. "Reactance" | John Tejada & Arian Leviste | Reactance | Areal
  9. "How to Be a Musician" | Eddie Day and The Night Timers | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Vegetable Man" | The Mothmen | Pay Attention! | On-U Sound
  11. "Melting Into Rise" | Ah! Kosmos | Flesh | Denovali
  12. "They Say" | The In-Set | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Skydancer I / Skydancer II" | Kenton Slash Demon | Skydancer | Future Classic
  14. "Just Like Me" | The Poverty Five | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "The Secret Society" | ASC | Imagine the Future | Samurai
  16. "Dark Light" | Tiefschwarz | Left | Watergate
  17. "Interstellar Skeletal" | Weird Owl | Interstellar Skeletal | A Recordings
  18. "Suki" | Unrest | Imperial F.F.R.R. [reissue] | Teen-Beat
  19. "All That I Really Want" | The Tempos | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  20. "Cocaine Cat" | Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe | Cocaine Cat | A Recordings
  21. "Claire" | Tal National | Zoy Zoy | Fatcat
  22. "No Names Bar" | The Fabulous Three | The Best of the Fabulous Three | Truth & Soul
  23. "Down to the Sea" | The Fathoms | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "Hate Me? You Old!" | Birdstriking | Birdstriking | A Recordings
  25. "Opportunity" | The Rogues | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Kolor, Pt. 2 - C2 Remix" | Mirko Loko | Kolor | Cadenza
  27. "Lonely Woman -> Distress Signal" | Band of Colors | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  28. "Remember Me" | Jose Padilla | So Many Colours | International Feel
  29. "It's Me Not You" | The Torques | Last of the Garage Punk Unknowns, Vol. 3 | Crypt | "Physical Evidence"
  30. "Jarg Armani" | Half Man Half Biscuit | Saucy Haulage Ballads | Probe Plus
  31. "Lies (Ancient Methods Remix)" | Bourbonese Qualk | Lies (Ancient Methods Edit + Remix) | Mannequin

next time: more of the same, no doubt. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis