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May 2014

Losing Yourself Is Part Of The Game: Transmission 126, 2014 May 21

May 23, 2014

Palace-In-The-Sun.jpgThe "regular thing that we do" resumes. Here is another mixtape, this one featuring some rarities from A Palace In The Sun [how I love those old Creation comps, and how they remind me of Spring / Summer] as well as some new stuff I like and some other journeys into memory. Oh, yes, and the typical "radio magic" as I call it, in a couple of places.

Anyway--earlier in the day a new acquaintance of mine--I don't want to presume--made a reference to that Ithaca record near the end of the setlist. And, on account of my correspondence with this person, I believe I have finally made a breakthrough. I keep alluding to the unspoken, indefinable "mission" of this program, or more generally, my involvement with WRFI. I will now take a stab at articulating it. IT IS TO CONNECT WITH MY UNBROKEN YOUNGER SELF. Not to "be" that person or to relive anything, but to exist as if that person hadn't disappeared somewhere. That's it, basically. It explains so much.

Seriously, I actually teared up when I figured this out this morning. I called Lady Catharsis to share my discovery, only to have her say that she knew it already. "And you didn't tell me?" I asked. Spouses: they will baffle you.

ANYWAY. I have my new "friend" [alright, I will presume] to thank for catalyzing this. And more soon. I have said it before, but it bears repeating: the best part of this venture--better than accumulating mixtape after mixtape--has been the human contact. Who would ever have thought?

BOMBAST playlist, 2014 May 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "Unbelievable Things" | Superchunk | Indoor Living | Merge
  2. "Euporie" | Causa Sui | Live at Freak Valley | El Paraiso
  3. "Room" | Family Fodder | Schizophrenia Party (The Director's Cut) | Staubgold
  4. "Monkey Beat" | Manu Dibango | Africadelic | Aurora
  5. "Beneath the Blade" / "Inspiration" | Section 25 | From the Hip | Factory Benelux
  6. "Lovers" | The Love Corporation | A Palace In The Sun | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Blast Off!" | The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra | Music From Planet Earth | Stag-O-Lee
  8. "Pow Dub" | Lee "Scratch" Perry | Back On The Controls | Rolling Lion - Upsetter
  9. "Don't Ask Why" | My Bloody Valentine | Glider | Creation - Sire
  10. "Director Of (A Capella)" | Ron Morelli | Periscope Blues | Hospital Productions
  11. "Infophysix" | Dopplereffekt | Elaste Volume 4 | Compost
  12. "You Sexy Thing" | Hot Chocolate | You Sexy Thing | Big Tree | "Listening Parlour"
  13. "Howl" | Loops Haunt | Exits | Black Acre
  14. "Dreambeam" | Hypnotone | A Palace In The Sun | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  15. "Good Things End" | The Field | From Here We Go Sublime | Kompakt
  16. "Freefall" | Something Pretty Beautiful | A Palace In The Sun | Creation | "Physical Evidence"
  17. "Mechanics" | Silo | Work | Novennial Paralysis
  18. "Strange Train" | Dog Chocolate | Ravioli Me Away / Or | Upset The Rhythm
  19. "Whatever It Is" | Sven Weisemann | Whatever It Is | JAB
  20. "You Sexy Thing" | Cud | The Peel Sessions | Strange Fruit
  21. "Knocked Out Joint On Mars" | Buck Trail | Music From Planet Earth | Stag-O-Lee
  22. "All My Life" | Ithaca | A Game For All Who Know | Acme
  23. "Dark Melt" | Simon Turner | A Palace In The Sun | Creation | "Physical Evidence"

next time: FFS. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis