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Jun 2019

Validate What You Create: Transmission 461, 2019 April 23

June 28, 2019

Blind_Idiot_God_-_Undertow.jpgI swear to god I will never be "good" at social media. Maybe it is because I am too old and maybe it is because I have lost the ability to master things, but I "lose" people and transactions for the dumbest and most unfathomable of reasons. This time it was over a discussion about Spotify and its connection to our station's "DJ" software which we are using, perhaps illicitly, as airplay software. It has always struck me as odd that nonprofit radio stations should pay any kind of royalties for doing artists the favor of publicizing their music, but that is a concession I have made in my dotage and tiredness. But to think that playing shoddy mp3 files on an "unauthorized" platform is a violation of some terms and conditions, and that Spotify stans on Twitter would "enforce" these for free, is completely beyond me. Consider me corncobbed. Add to this the fact that Lady C and I had an offer for a house rejected in favor of someone who threw down a quarter million dollars in cash, and that there was yet another station meeting prior to this program in which I felt thoroughly disrespected, and it was a "blastedly awful" day.

Anyway, this surprise edition of the program earned me a couple of nice interactions with local proprietor "Drummer John" who appreciated Cosey Fanni Tutti and Blind Idiot God. He told me I was helping him transcend. Transcend what I don't know. But if that isn't the point of all this I don't have a clue what is.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 April 23, 2100-2300:

  1. "Unifying the Center (Abstract)" | Jayda G | Significant Changes | Ninja Tune
  2. "Chelsea Girl" | Drones Club | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
  3. "Are You Fine?" | Laurence Guy | Making Music Is Bad For Your Self Esteem | Studio Barnhus
  4. "Contra - Indications" | The Durutti Column | Obey The Time [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  5. "Sophic Ripple" | Cosey Fanni Tutti | TUTTI | Conspiracy International
  6. "Winter Bloom" | Jon Porras | Voices of the Air | Ba Da Bing!
  7. "Couleurs" | La Houle | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Like Mary" | The Dream Syndicate | How Did I Find Myself Here? | Anti
  9. "For You" | Secret Shine | There Is Only Now | Saint Marie
  10. "What I Deserve" | Where We Sleep | Experiments In The Dark | self-released
  11. "Bobira" | Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band | Siri Ba Kele | Sublime Frequencies
  12. "Hideaway" | King Tubby & The Aggrovators | Dubbing in the Backyard | Pressure Sounds
  13. "Happy Birthday" | The Wedding Present | John Peel Sessions 1987-1990 | Strange Fruit
  14. "Freaked (Title Version)" | Blind Idiot God | Undertow [reissue] | Indivisible
  15. "Love Is The Answer" | Healin' of the Nations | Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae: 1979 to 1988 | Cultures of Soul
  16. "Next Week Thursday (Dub)" | Little Axe | London Blues | Echo Beach
  17. "Demon Seed/Demon Flower" | The Membranes | What Nature Gives...Nature Takes Away | Cherry Red
  18. "Six Six Sixties" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats | Mute
  19. "From Here To Now" | Kill the Moose | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  20. "Too Cold For Your Eyes" | Bremen | Enter Silence | Blackest Ever Black
  21. "Number 10" | Giuda | Damaged Goods (1988-2018) | Damaged Goods
  22. "Stay" | Soon, She Said | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  23. "Grmi Seva" | KineStatics | Labyrinth | FireScope
  24. "A Single Life" | Renegade Pharmacy | Recovery Position | self-released
  25. "abundance10edit[2 R8's, FZ20m & a 909]" | Aphex Twin | Collapse EP | WARP

Praised be the embrace of soft sleep