Krampus Hasn’t Taken You; That’s A Good Sign: Transmission 170, 2014 December 5

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peterbuckopium.jpgWith a mixture of happiness and malaise I present to you what turned out to be an excellent program, which I am pretty sure only I have heard. Occupying the "Test Pattern" time slot straddling the midnight hour last Friday, I observed Krampusnacht and the faste feast of St. Nicholas Peter. Doing radio on holy days used to be something that fueled my soul. Now? I don't know, and I'm scared that I don't know.

This recovering altar boy (it's not what you think) used to love doing radio during Advent, and especially on December 24. I think I managed to do the latter every single year, back at the old radio station. Granted, I wasn't doing it after midnight, so that might be a thing, but still I feel like I am chasing thrills that aren't coming back. I feel like a character in a Hallmark Christmas movie, jaded, needing to believe, needing a seasonal miracle.

Wouldn't it be great if Krampus were real? I feel like that myth is the direct negative of the Santa Claus idea. On the 25th, you wake up to find your stocking full--he does exist! On the morning of December 6, however, you wake up to find that all the world's worst people are still here--he doesn't exist. I find the whole thing very rude.

No time to dwell on it. Those thrills aren't getting any closer.

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 December 5 2300-0100 December 6:

  1. "Bad Mouth" | Fugazi | First Demo | Dischord
  2. "Portrait Of A Sorry Man" | Peter Buck | Opium Drivel | Mississippi / Change | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Cada Dia Te Quiero Mas" | Ana Helder | Fiebre de Marte | Comeme
  4. "HMix" | Lee Gamble | Koch | PAN
  5. "Drown With Me" | Peter Buck | Opium Drivel | Mississippi / Change | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Signature - feat. Anja T. Lahrmann" | Future 3 | With & Without | Morr
  7. "Ata Calling" | Vaudou Game | Apiafo | Hot Casa
  8. "Ghetto Of Eden" | King Champion Sounds | Songs For The Golden Hour | Louder Than War
  9. "Valediction" | Ides of Gemini | Old World New Wave | Sige
  10. "Our Love (Daphni Mix)" | Caribou | Our Love (Daphni Mix) | Merge
  11. "If This Is Love Can I Have My Money Back?" | Peter Buck | Opium Drivel | Mississippi / Change | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Macaques" | The Heuremics | Whe Reisa Zat | not on label (self-released)
  13. "Merdona" | Margot | Prins Thomas Diskomiks Selection | Internasjonal
  14. "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Kicking Against The Pricks [reissue] | Mute
  15. "Laguna" | Fennesz | Venice | Touch
  16. "Pale Spectre - 7" edit" | The Wake | Testament (Best Of) | Factory Benelux
  17. "wish" | Felicita | Frenemies | Gum
  18. "Agar" | Mattson 2 | Agar | Um Yeah Arts
  19. "Skipscada" | A Certain Ratio | Sextet | Factory Benelux
  20. "Whirling" | Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan | The Fascinating World Of Electronic Music | Sonitron
  21. "Chemical Playschool 16 Part 1" | The Legendary Pink Dots | Chemical Playschool Volumes 16 & 18 | self-released
  22. "How To Pronounce Tecuciztecatl" | His Name Is Alive | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  23. "Welcome To The Party" | Peter Buck | Opium Drivel | Mississippi / Change | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "SE" | Call Super | Suzi Ecto | Houndstooth
  25. "You Can Count On Me" | Los Straitjackets | Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits | Yep Rock
  26. "For The Feel" | Bleached | For The Feel | Dead Oceans
  27. "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" | Isaac Hayes | Greatest Hits | Stax

next time: scratches and dust. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis



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