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May 2020

He Bites on the Neon and Sleeps in a Capsule: Transmission 505, 2020 January 8

May 23, 2020

young_gods_-_you_gave_me_a_name_8m1k6.jpgAs I write it's day 66 of lockdown--I think. It's getting tougher to count, but at the moment I'm counting March 19 as Day 1 for me, since that's the first day Lady Catharsis and I were ordered to "work from home." You could argue that things started to get weird, rapidly, about 10 days prior to that, but memories of Before are a bit cloudy. I have only written notes to help me recall what this innocent program sounded and felt like.

"I played a lot of beautiful music on this show without necessarily trying to," I wrote. It feels good to read that, and sad at the same time. Maybe in January I was finding more and more confidence. It's gone now. Looking at the playlist I think I was right in the moment.

Caveats: I'm pretty sure I burped in the first voice-over of the evening. The Iftin Band segues didn't sound good on either end. I have not done right by Space Dingus, as well as they slotted into this program. Their album was good and I just didn't get to it. Does lateness mean anything anymore? Maybe there is still hope for me there. There was some post-production magic that I executed between One-Eyed Wayne and Jay Glass Dubs. And it still sounds bad! The sequence ending with James Clarke Five is "weird," apparently, and it's a "good thing the show was flawless after that."

Since this program was broadcast, 136 days ago now, I've gone "on the air" 22 times. I have delivered ten pre-recorded episodes on account of the pandemic. I'm supposed to be editing a sound file from 88 days ago--fourteen shows ago, I guess? I promised myself I would chronicle my tardiness and I am past embarrassment at this point. If these numbers mean anything to you, you're welcome.

Thanks for making it this far, thanks for your patience, and as always thank you for listening.

BOMBAST playlist, 2020 January 8, 2100-2300:

  1. "Sanctuary" | Fushara | The Mystics | Transmute
  2. "Pétaloïde" | Dosage | Theory of Pink | Les Disques Du Festival Permanent
  3. "Anthropocene" | Wrangler | Anthropocene | Bella Union
  4. "U" | Yoshinori Hayashi | Y | Smalltown Supersound
  5. "Sirmaqabe - No Secrets" | Iftin Band | Mogadisco - Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972​-​1991) | Analog Africa
  6. "Makoma" | Onipa | Onipa / Makoma | Strut
  7. "Rat Laughter" | Space Dingus | Space Dingus | Subjangle
  8. "The Jean Genie" | David Bowie | The Singles Collection | EMI
  9. "Dreaming" | Maria Somerville | All My People | No Label
  10. "A New Chapter" | Cody Currie & Joel Holmes | New Chapter | Toy Tonics
  11. "Moon Shining Bright" | Pieter Nooten | Se Dire Au Revoir | Rocket Girl
  12. "L'Heure" | Luminance | Ahead | Medical
  13. "Repeater" | Moor Mother | Analog Fluids of Solid Black Holes | Don Giovanni
  14. "You Gave Me a Name - Radio Edit" | The Young Gods | You Gave Me a Name | Two Gentlemen
  15. "Animation Kifuti (Martin Meissonnier reconstruction)" | Orchestre Bambala | Kinshasa 1978 | Crammed Discs
  16. "To The Limit" | LFO | Peel Session | WARP
  17. "Diversa" | Toada | Cambiante | pluma
  18. "BLK Musak" | Mourning [A] BLKstar | BLK Musak | Don Giovanni
  19. "Woma Gara" | Mamadou Kelly | Les Bateaux | Claremont
  20. "YoYo" | One Eyed Wayne | Saucy Postcards Super Creeps | Optic Nerve
  21. "Laid Down (feat. Yorgia Karidi)" | Jay Glass Dubs | Epitaph | Bokeh Versions
  22. "Theme from 'The Main Chance'" | James Clarke Five | Parloursounds [reissue] | The Beautiful Music
  23. "Cromo 4" | Yui Onodera | Pop Ambient 2020 | Kompakt
  24. "Night Dive" | Space Ghost | Aquarium Nightclub | Tartelet
  25. "I Know - Tewz Remix" | Gray | Shades of... Anthology | Ubiquity
  26. "Lifeforce Part I" / "Lifeforce Part II" | The Comet Is Coming | Afterlife | Impulse
  27. "Brenda" | Leandro Fresco | Pop Ambient 2020 | Kompakt
  28. "Deolta" | SJ Tequilla | Sanya | Craigie Knowes

Nowadays everything can be denied