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Mar 2021

Get Ready for That Albini Sound: Transmission 508, 2020 January 29

March 19, 2021

mono_before_the_past6d2j3.jpgLockdown has entered day 367, and we are feeling great about it. I am trying out something new in the thirteenth month; I call it "proving to my listeners that I exist." If I can't provide you with recent evidence thereof, I can at least write a few sentences every couple of days and slap an old sound file on top of that. Were it not for my neurotic insistence on linearity, I could even show you what I've been up to lately. But isn't it marginally more interesting to find out, drip by drip, how we got here?

Anyway, we have an artsy-sounding beginning, and really, even looking back across this last year's wasteland of time this sounds a bit "like me" in light of today, at least early on. I even received kind words over the phone from "Mark" In Trumansburg during "Up Side Down!" We like compliments--more of this, please.

On the topic of sounding like myself, I stopped "en gammal Amazon" magically; how wonderful it would be if I had the power to do that with other phenomena. And whatever happened to Brian Harris, by the way? Subsequently I referred to something called the Celsus!!! And then, as always, conceptually things get weird somewhere between Crispy ambulance and the Black Watch. Probably a result of my trying to be ecumenical, if that is the right word. Those days are probably over.

I can’t get over how pinched and small "Volgarity." sounds. I guess it’s not 1992 anymore and we are no longer impressed. This feeling occurs to me often these days.

Since this program was broadcast, 416 days ago now, I've gone "on the air" 59 times. I have delivered 49 pre-recorded episodes on account of the pandemic. I'm trying to edit a sound file from 380 days ago--51 shows ago. Once again I am playing this silly, crazy-making game with the past.

I suspect things are going to carry on like this for a while, then get really bad, then good, then worse, then ok, and then we'll be caught up. Vague but probably accurate.

BOMBAST playlist, 2020 January 29, 2100-2300:

  1. "Arboreal Epitone" | Kimyan Law | Yonda | Blue Mar Ten
  2. "Living In Denial" | Michael Kiwanuka | KIWANUKA | Polydor
  3. "Halo" | MONO | Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio | Temporary Residence Ltd.
  4. "An Old Amazon​(​En Gammal Amazon​)​" | Brian Harris | Thylacine | self-released
  5. "Upside Down" | Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa 70 | Nigeria 70: Box Set | Strut
  6. "3:38" | The Pop Group | Y | Mute
  7. "Daradaa Muxibo" | Dur-Dur Band | Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972​-​1991) | Analog Africa
  8. "Egypt" | Crispy Ambulance | The Plateau Phase + Live On A Hot August Night + Peel | Factory Benelux
  9. "Transatlantic Part 1 & 2" | Jabber | Shepherd Drift | Kahvi Collective
  10. "crying all the time!" | The Black Watch | Crying All The Time | A Turntable Friend
  11. "Blacktea" | Lakey | Shepherd Drift | Kahvi Collective
  12. "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" | The Ramones | All The Stuff (And More) - Vol. I | Sire
  13. "Heptameth Rainbow" | Weldroid | Shepherd Drift | Kahvi Collective
  14. "Sweetness of the New - Free the Robots Remix" | Gray | Shades of... Anthology | Ubiquity
  15. "Gestalt Waves" | Leniad | Shepherd Drift | Kahvi Collective
  16. "The Deep" | clipping. | The Deep | Sub Pop
  17. "No Discrimination" | Tony Allen & His Afro Messengers | Nigeria 70: Box Set | Strut
  18. "Breath Mint" | Daniel T. | Heliotrope | Cascine
  19. "Kawai K4" | Guy Contact | Liminal Space | Butter Sessions
  20. "Astral Light" | Botany talk Home | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  21. "Night Driving" | Throwing Muses | The Season Sessions: Winter | self-released | "The Listening Parlour"
  22. "Tears from Pluto" | Kantakin | Shepherd Drift | Kahvi Collective
  23. "Volgarity" | Steroid Maximus | Volume Four | Volume

Right now some are insane