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Feb 2015

Festival of Evidence v2.1: Transmission 185, 2015 February 7

February 20, 2015

BOMBAST doesn't do moderation. Hour-long programs are for other people. It's either a feature-length film or a sitcom for us. This is one of the latter, staged as part of some radio station "house party" whose end-use I do not grasp.

1506724_783284801726498_4747140890011389The idea, supposedly, was that we would have a party at the station for staff, and that instead of having usual programming run at that time (which would have been just fine, and perfectly party-ish), we should "take advantage" of the presence of multiple djs and have several of them do short sets. I guess the benefit is that it prevents one person from being sequestered away from the party for a prolonged time, and that sequestration wouldn't be fun for anyone who likes parties. And I suppose another benefit is that the listener at home (or wherever) could get a sampling of different programs without investing too much time.

All the same it must be awkward, listening in on a "party" to which one isn't really invited. We are at pains to say that we're a community radio station ("we're your community radio station!") and that of course you should feel free to come down to the studio and walk right in on whatever we're doing. But only sociopaths crash parties where they don't know anyone. Is that what we want? [ed. apparently, "yes."]

Well. I don't "work" parties as a DJ [it shows] and I can barely attend parties as a human. But if someone is giving out airtime I am all over it. What's the alternative, that someone else should occupy this half-hour? That simply won't do. I'm convinced that I'm special, one way or the other. I was born with the moon VOID OF COURSE, don't you know. I'm destined to be either Spinoza or one of the dudes who torched Alexandria. Am I "John Peel" special? Of course not. Peel was a teacher. I have nothing to teach anybody. You can ask around--I would start with the attendees of the last party for which I made a mix tape, if you can track them down.

I have spent many an hour being upstaged by unruly young people, and this is one such episode. Say hello to Nikkolai, everyone. I would love to have him on future programs, and just let him interject wherever most or least appropriate. I fear that he has bigger and better things to do.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 February 7, 2030-2100:

  1. "Rocking Steady" | Hot & Rich | Rocksteady - with Lynn Taitt & The Jets and Beverleys All Stars | Reggae Retro | "Physical Evidence"
  2. "Tearjerker" | The Creepers | Rock 'N' Roll Liquorice Flavour | Red Rhino | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "I'm Nowhere" | The Durutti Column | Return of the Sporadic Recordings | Kooky | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Pentatonic Skull" | Design A Wave | A.R.M. 1 | No Label | "Physical Evidence"
  5. "Cybernetic" | The Grid | Volume 5 | Volume | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Look for the Question Mark" | Wallflowers (Wally Waller & The Strange Flowers) | In Fuzz We Trust | Stag-O-Lee | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Rise Dub" | Annie Anxiety Bandez | As I Lie In Your Arms | One Little Indian | "Physical Evidence"
  8. "Bye Bye Baby" | Prince Buster | Judge Dread Rock Steady / She Was A Rough Rider | DOJO | "Physical Evidence"

next time: lucha libre. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis