No, I Don’t Know, Too: Transmission 243, 2015 October 21

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nippongirlslpcover.jpg"You sound stuck," a Friend of Bombast tells me. It's true. I am. I'm working on it; whether I'm "doing my best" remains to be seen. It's been a weird four months or so, but tbh the entire ride has been weird.

I was recently reminded that I'll be missing the 3rd birthday (observed) of this program on account of being at DJ Segundo's crib for Thanksgiving. That (the cancellation) seems about right, pretty much par for our current course. But why was I reminded of this? Because at a recent station fundraiser party I was told by a colleague that it sounded like I was on the air all the time (I'm not). There is always too much of me, it seems, dating back to when there was none of me.

Do you know why the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, "Thanksgiving eve," if you like, is the program's observed birthday? Because we had just about the softest "soft launch" in the history of radio. A supportive (dare I say rogue?) board member of WRFI snuck me onair, basically, on a night when there would be very few people listening. There was no other way--I couldn't have airtime just for the asking, as others at the station soon received, much less was I going to be cold-called and asked to do a show, as others were. I heard at the time that some board members were opposed to my having a program. Never mind that a white volunteer who started on the same day I did had already been given a program, there was of course nothing differential about my not being given one. There never is. (That person, bee-tee-dubs, is no longer with the station, having ghosted us a couple of years ago, while I'm still here doing off-the-air stuff, but don't let that convince you that the station ever bets on the wrong horse.)

So anyway, here is one of the best, or worst, or most typical programs I have done in my three years at WRFI. Your phone or .mp3 player will try to convince you that it's approximately two hours long, but don't let that stop you thinking it's more like four, or twenty, or whatever fits your narrative.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 October 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "At Dusk" | Brian Ellis & Brian Grainger | At Dusk | El Paraiso
  2. "Feeder" | Coil | Wrong Eye | Threshold Archives
  3. "Basile" | Sergie Rezza | Sergie Rezza | desire
  4. "The Courtesy House" | Express Rising | Fixed Rope | Numero Group
  5. "Kiiro No Sekai" | J Girls | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | Big Beat | "Physical Evidence"
  6. "Water Dancer" | Jens-Uwe Beyer | The Emissary | Kompakt
  7. "Church of All Images - Regis Version" | Vatican Shadow | Manbait | Blackest Ever Black
  8. "Ame Agari No Samba" | Ryoko Moriyama | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | Big Beat | "Physical Evidence"
  9. "Spent Time" | The Durutti Column | Another Setting [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  10. "Plant Lilies at My Head - Alternate Version" | Tropic of Cancer | Manbait | Blackest Ever Black
  11. "Tsukikage No Rendezvous" | Keiko Mari | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | Big Beat | "Physical Evidence"
  12. "Die Anderen" | Kolsch | 1983 | Kompakt
  13. "Aurat (Tool)" | Aisha Devi | Of Matter and Spirit | Houndstooth
  14. "Asian Rebel" | Suns of Arqa | Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics | On-U Sound
  15. "Prismatic" | Byron Westbrook | Precipice | Root Strata
  16. "Alpha 4" | Ami Shavit | In Alpha Mood | Finders Keepers
  17. "Taste of Cindy" | The Jesus and Mary Chain | Psychocandy - Barrowlands Live | Edsel
  18. "Freak Love" | Gossamer | Garden Ghost | self-released
  19. "Prismacolor" | Pittsburgh Track Authority | Moon Rock Volume 3 | Throne of Blood
  20. "Sharock No.1" | Mie Nakao | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | Big Beat | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Sodawaltz" | Ms. John Soda | Loom | Morr
  22. "This Foundry - Regis Version" | Raime | Manbait | Blackest Ever Black
  23. "Easy Sun" | Dead Fader | Dosage EP | Touchin' Bass
  24. "Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa" | Nana Kinomi & Leo Beats | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | "Physical Evidence"
  25. "The Circle Is Binding" | Master Musicians of Bukkake | Further West Quad Cult | Important
  26. "Tafouk tele" | Terakaft | Alone (Tenere) | Outhere
  27. "Taiyou Wa Naite Iru" | Ayumi Ishida | Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat & Bossa Nova 1967-1969 | Big Beat | "Physical Evidence"
  28. "Dsa" | Black Wing | ...Is Doomed | The Flenser
  29. "Realtime" | Conforce | Presentism | Delsin

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