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Oct 2019

We Are Running Out of Love in the Time of Lexapro: Transmission 471, 2019 June 12

October 18, 2019

Big_Joanie_-_Sistahs.jpgHere we are, at the end of a concept. At least that's what I think, though as always I didn't know it at the time. I did not even "give up" on account of this night's disasters. Earlier in the evening I'd been accosted by the guy on the commons hawking his shitty rap cd; having already made the mistake of buying it a few years ago, tonight I said "no thanks" as I walked by, only for him to tell me to "shut the fuck up." Ok, happy to. It was the dreaded "playlist reporting" period at the station, but when I arrived my laptop "arbitrarily" decided it wasn't doing internet anymore, so that was a neat obstacle. I began recording my show late, as you will hear--apologies to The Durutti Column. And I couldn't give away tickets to Stop Making Sense, from which I can only conclude that absolutely no one was listening.

"What else can go wrong," I ask at one point, though without these disclosures you might not know it from hearing hour 1. Sure, the Slits segue was late, and the Underground Youth segue was too soon. (What would Bombast be, without, etc.). It's not a terrible mixtape. I might well have continued in this vein, had I not been "radicalized," for lack of a better description. But I was, so I haven't.

I'm sure the program will continue to sound just as ragged and haphazard, but maybe more intentional "going forward." And, yes, this is a difference. My therapist says I have more power now--is it because I have changed, or did I change because of it? The forensic analysis is not yet complete. But things are different now.

Was it good, while it lasted? Mostly, sure. I mean let's hope so. I spent more than six years on this.

BOMBAST playlist, 2019 June 12, 2100-2300:

  1. "Fridays (Up-Person Mix)" | The Durutti Column | Obey The Time [reissue] | Factory Benelux
  2. "Really" | Johannes Klingbiel | It's Ok to Cry | Mireia
  3. "Barbarians (feat. Disco Fries & Kassiano)" | Tommie Sunshine | Hugs for Chelsea: benefit for Chelsea Manning | not on label
  4. "Mabbrooka" | Ifriqiyya Electrique | Laylet El Booree | Glitterbeat
  5. "Take Me Home" | Follow Me Not | Come On Feel The NoiZe, Vol. 5 - Amour pour la France | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "Mauna Kea" | ANF | Mauna Kea | Pacific Rhythm
  7. "Revival" | transmission 13 | The Edge Of The World | self-released
  8. "Over & Over" | Seahawks | Eyes of the Moon | Cascine
  9. "God Codex" | Renegade Pharmacy | Recovery Position | self-released
  10. "Telegraph" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Dazzle Ships [reissue] | Virgin
  11. "Petr Petr" | Minotaur Shock | MINO | Bytes
  12. "Houses In Motion" | A Certain Ratio | Houses In Motion | Mute
  13. "Overdrive" | Giuda | Overdrive | Rise Above
  14. "Way Out" | Big Joanie | Sistahs | Daydream Library Series
  15. "Charm Assault" | Ride | Weather Diaries | Wichita
  16. "Zenith, Pt. 2" | The Lucid Dream | Actualisation | Holy Are You
  17. "Feeling Gravitys Pull" | The Silence Kit | Welcome To The Occupation, A Reverence to R.E.M. | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Love In The Time Of Lexapro" | Oneohtrix Point Never | Love In The Time Of Lexapro | WARP
  19. "Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend." | Sampleman and the Music Mutant | Newest New | self-released
  20. "Freedom Fighter" | Bowery Electric | Lushlife [reissue] | Beggars Banquet
  21. "Terry Waite Sez" | The Fall | Bend Sinister / The ‘Domesday’ Pay-Off Triad-Plus! | Beggars Banquet
  22. "Shoplifting" | The Slits | Cut [reissue] | Island
  23. "Blind II" | The Underground Youth | Montage Images Of Lust & Fear | Fuzz Club
  24. "S.U.S." | The Ruts | The Crack [reissue] | Virgin
  25. "The Crawler" | Ty Segall & Freedom Band | Deforming Lobes | Drag City
  26. "Wheel of Yew" | Bilge Pump | We Love You | Gringo
  27. "Heron" | Palms Trax | To Paradise | Dekmantel
  28. "Infinity Return" | The Love Dimension | Dream Decibels | Dodecagan
  29. "Djougou Yah - Perc Mix" | Laolu & Mr. Raoul K. | Djougou Yah - EP | Compost

He's an Elmer Gantry type person, don't listen to him