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