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Jul 2013

To Please Is a Curse: Transmission 46, 2013 July 18

July 23, 2013

fallkimble.jpegHall of Legends inductees The Fall make their first appearance in the "Physical Evidence" segment with an EP that serves no apparent purpose. Elsewhere, I get the Kenyan stuff out of my system. Almost. Anyway, there is a lot of that. In other words, we are all over the map, if "being mostly in two places" is an acceptable meaning of that phrase.

I should have known better than to take on a program hard on the heels of my regular show, but there I was, at the controls, a mere 24 hours later. Not that this show was less than good--it turned out, on review, better than I remembered it--but (a) I got really tired in the last half-hour and (b) I'm starting to have dreams about doing radio, you guys. This latter development is not good.

The stack of "mix tapes" is growing, which I suppose is a benefit, but radio is giving me feelings, you guys, which are not so great. I will have to find a balance between "doing as much as I can while I can" and actually appreciating each program. Experience tells me that I won't, but that doesn't mean I don't have to. Anything is better than letting my mouth run during the voiceovers and saying ominous things like "it's alright when the records are spinning," or whatever Pagliaci-like statement I let slip. Yikes!

At any rate, this show does answer a pressing question: Does vintage Fall make for a good segue into and out of African music? No, not exactly! As Don Miguel Ruiz would say, everyone is doing their best all the time.

BOMBAST playlist, 2013 July 18-19, 2300-0100:

  1. Four Tet: "Pinnacles" [Text]
  2. Ambrose Campbell: "Ashiko Rhythm" [Honest Jon's]
  3. Russ Henderson: "West Indian Drums" [Honest Jon's]
  4. The Fall: "Kimble" [Strange Fruit] / "Physical Evidence"
  5. The Mombasa Vikings: "Mama Matotoya" [Soundway]
  6. Springintgut: "Incentive Pizzicato - Icarus Remix" [Pingipung]
  7. Mbiri Young Stars: "Ndiri Ndanogio Niwe" [Soundway]
  8. Mount Kimbie: "Break Well" [Warp]
  9. Estrangers: "Hold Me Close (l'Inverno)" [Phuzz]
  10. Orchestre Veve Star: "Nitarudia" [Soundway]
  11. Nairobi Matata Jazz: "Tamba Tamba" [Soundway]
  12. The Fall: "C'n'C Hassle Schmuk" [Strange Fruit] / "Physical Evidence"
  13. Gatanga Boys Band: "Tiga Kudenga - Hide & Smile Edit" [Soundway]
  14. Kalambya Boys: "Kivelenge - Busy Twist Remix" [Soundway]
  15. Enoch & Christy Mensah: "Daikuku Dum" [Honest Jon's]
  16. The Fall: "Words of Expectation" [Strange Fruit] / "Physical Evidence"
  17. Slim Ali and The Famous Hodi Boys: "Watoto Nyara" [Soundway]
  18. The Fall: "Spoilt Victorian Child" [Strange Fruit] / "Physical Evidence"
  19. Bibio: "Mirroring All" [Warp]
  20. Alessandro Cortini: "Gloria" [Important]

next time: we are merely fortunate there is a next time. Enjoy the music! --kid catharsis