This program took place very late at night (for me) after a very long day, and (apparently) sounds it. What was originally meant to be an "overflow" program (this is, nominally, "Test Pattern" and not the weekly "Bombast") turned out to be more or less a "current" selection. My standing plan to play Cabaret Voltaire was given added impetus by news of the massive reissues to come later this year.
Here is a thing at which I am trying to improve, for other people's sake if not my own: the time-appropriateness of music. I have done mid-afternoon, "prime time," and late-night programs at WRFI; I would guess that, back in the day, I did live radio during every possible 3-hour block of time at some point. I realize that people have "ideas" about what kind of music "works" at various times, but I have long been an "industrial music in the morning" type. Alright, that's not a type, it's just me, apparently, but the point is that I don't share these "ideas." Or haven't. I might be getting more conventional as I age, but certain things are starting to "feel" better to me at certain hours.
One reason I wanted to move back to evenings is that I felt restricted by the 3-5pm Saturday time slot. Some tracks didn't seem "right" for that program, for reasons I can't articulate, and they do seem "right" for 9-11pm. You get the picture. Is there music that doesn't seem appropriate before 11pm but does hit the spot afterwards? I have written before of Cabaret Voltaire's "late night ambiance," and I play what I think are some "after hours" sounds from The Crackdown--but otherwise I am not sure that this program "obeys the time" any more than usual. Nevertheless it was a nice "palette cleanser" after my troubled Wednesday night program.
After the program I heard from two of my biggest fans. I am of course referring to the Senior Catharses. They informed me, variously, that I sounded "tired" during this program [due to my shallowness of affect, it's hard to tell, but I guess things do sound "different" in the second hour] and that my program made good underscoring while they watched Suze Orman. I do strive to be useful.
BOMBAST playlist, 2013 June 15-16, 2300-0100:
- Horace Andy: "Natural Mystic" [Clocktower]
- Cabaret Voltaire: "24-24" [Some Bizarre / Virgin] / "Physical Evidence"
- Dub Spencer & Trance Hill: "Black Princess Lady" [Echo Beach]
- Marnie Stern: "Immortals" [Kill Rock Stars]
- Wareika Hill Sounds: "No More War" [Honest Jon's]
- Wild Billy Chyldish & The Spartan Dreggs: "Feuds and Fuss of Dancing Kings" [Damaged Goods]
- Kinski: "riffDAD" [Kill Rock Stars]
- Winston Edwards and Blackbeard: "Hyde Park Corner Investigation" [Studio 16]
- Gems: "Where Gary" [Don't Be a Lout]
- Cabaret Voltaire: "In the Shadows" [Some Bizarre / Virgin] / "Physical Evidence"
- Colomach: "Cotocun Gba Gounke" [Soundway]
- Simian Mobile Disco: "Wooden" [Delicacies]
- Kalambya Boys: "Kivelenge" [Soundway]
- Cabaret Voltaire: "Haiti" [Some Bizarre / Virgin] / "Physical Evidence"
- Little Big Orchestra: "Toys and Diamonds" [Good Ratio]
- Semi-Colon: "Isi Agboncha" [Comb & Razor]
- Klaus Dinger & Japandorf: "Udon" [Gronland]
- Cabaret Voltaire: "Diskono" [Some Bizarre / Virgin] / "Physical Evidence"
- Boom Bip & Charlie White: "Mik & Mel" [Lex]
- Springintgut: "Where We Need No Map" [Pingipung]
- Date Palms: "Night Riding the Skyline" [Thrill Jockey]
- No Joy: "Lunar Phobia" [Kemado / Mexican Summer]
next time: warnings from the sun. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis