Cruising Altitude Departure 22, 2016 September 11

• February 15th, 2017
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Captain Halcyon here, with my weekly report (as is usual these days). I have brought with me a sound file that represents my (temporary) return to a regular time slot. My program began in late summer, four years ago, and if I stray from it, late summer reminds me of why I do it. This broadcast ranks as one of my favorites. Turns out, I am not as averse to words as it might seem (I have noticed that most of my shows seem to obey a "no words" / "no drums" rule).

Here is a secret I would like to share with you: like "Kid Catharsis," I am cursed with remembering the calendar date on which a really good or really bad thing happens in my personal life. If you don't suffer this curse, you are fortunate. The dates pile up to the point where it is just one observance after another. At any rate, I am embarking on a life project of reclaiming these calendar dates by doing something positive on the "bad" ones. Now, if I can only talk my gracious host into trying this along with me.

CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2016 September 11, 1700-1800 EDT:

  1. "Ready Let's Go" | Boards of Canada | Geogaddi | WARP
  2. "Words You Said" | Deru | Trying to Remember | Merck
  3. "Rising Waters (alone in the dark)" | Kate Carr | I Had Myself a Nuclear Spring | Rivertones
  4. "Irae" | Gonzo | Dies Irae [reissue] | Discrepant
  5. "Untitled" | Burial | Burial | Hyperdub
  6. "Hedera" | Lesley Flanigan | Hedera | Physical Editions
  7. "Surface de Glace" | Circles | Structures (Unreleased Material 1985-1989) | Bureau B

keep breathing

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Tell Me, How Bright That Light Gonna Be: Transmission 322, 2017 February 1

• February 14th, 2017
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altars_altars_small_hours.jpg The past is rapidly catching up with us! Here is a program from (a mere) thirteen nights ago, and which I therefore almost remember, vibes and all. A real sense of nostalgia--without tears--pervades this broadcast, as it sounds like something I might have done in the first few months of this Bombastic adventure. Those were good times, and I have no regrets! "Physical Evidence" is nowhere to be found--still haven't got it together--but I can offer you a return to the much-missed "Listening Parlour." It seems, at first pass, like a "Planet of Desire" would improve greatly upon the one we inhabit, but the prospect of a world full of Lacanians and void of Buddhists gives me pause.

You can find "rock" here and there in this sonic landscape, but it's mostly dark and chill. It's a short playlist, as some of these "tunes" are of epic length. "I believe in chaos," not sophistication, compositional proficiency or brevity. At least not at this particular time. Ask me again later.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 February 1, 2100-2300:

  1. "Holy Syke (45 Rpm)" | kandodo / McBain | Lost Chants / Last Chance | Rooster Cow
  2. "Mordendo - Bleed Turquoise Remix" | Black Manual | Mordendo (Remixed) | Portals Editions
  3. "Vodou" | Carrot Green | Permanent Vacation 4 | Permanent Vacation
  4. "What You Want" | Camille Claudel | Forever and Again, A Tribute to My Bloody Valentine | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  5. "The Gospel According To The Selfish Gene" | Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers | The Gospel According To The Selfish Gene | VaVa
  6. "A Planet Named Desire" | Billy Mize | The Other Side of Bakersfield, Vol. 2 | Bear Family | "Listening Parlour"
  7. "Snow King (Extended)" | Violet Nox | Colors Compilations - Grey "Post Punk" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Odyssey" | Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald | Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland: Transport | Tresor
  9. "Queendom" | Current 93 | Honeysuckle Aeons [reissue] | Coptic Cat
  10. "Symptom of the Universe" | Uniform | Ghosthouse | Sacred Bones
  11. "Live at the Nocturnus" | The Thing With Five Eyes | Frequencies of the Mind III | Mindtrick
  12. "Mittler" | Moebius | Musik fur Metropolis | Bureau B
  13. "Tinde Tinariwen (feat. Lalla Badi)" | Tinariwen | Live in Paris | Wedge
  14. "DubGanaGana" | Seekers International | Presents the RaggaPreservation Society EP | Diskotopia
  15. "Intensified" | Desmond Dekker | First Class Rock Steady | VP
  16. "Burnt Offerings" | Annie Anxiety | Soul Possession [reissue] | Dais
  17. "One Hundred Years" | ACTORS | The Cure in Other Voices | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Keep Me in My Plane - DJ Koze Hudson River Dub" | WhoMadeWho | Mushroom House EP1 | Toy Tonics
  19. "Joanna's Lullaby" | Altars Altars | Small Hours | Home Normal

once in love, i'll be the death of you

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Among Other Reasons, I Was Created To Magnetize: Transmission 321, 2017 January 25

• February 13th, 2017
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Ck98upFWEAAIld9.jpg Please find attached a "mixtape," wherein regular Bombastic service resumes. By "regular service" we mean "a regularly-scheduled program according to the current style." By "current style" we mean that your host can't pull it together to the point where a program has any recurring features. So there is no "Physical Evidence" or "Listening Parlour" to be found here. Those are forthcoming. We promise.

This is a pleasureable listen--but aren't they all? At least most of them? It seems like we are in good hands with whomever I was feeling myself to be on this particular night. You are likely to use this successfully as a carefully monitored experience or "bed music" for whatever else you happen to have going on in your life. Some of the segues are perhaps more jarring than we intended them to be, and, "according to the current style," the awkward fits seem to happen in the second hour. What can I tell you? We're getting old. Thanks to the royal blue social media platform I was reminded of a show I did exactly three years ago (as of this writing), on a night when I "stepped in" to fill a void in the schedule between 11pm and 1am. No more of that, surely.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 January 25, 2100-2300:

  1. "Quantum of Memory" | Ian Boddy | As Above So Below | DiN
  2. "Bad Girl" | Lady Wray | Queen Alone | Big Crown
  3. "Distance No Object" | Lifetones | For a Reason | Light in the Attic
  4. "Ebony Roses" | Adesse Versions | Push It Along EP | Heist
  5. "Breaking" | Soft Science | Colors Compilations - Violet "Dreampop" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "Round" | Public Image Ltd | Album | Universal
  7. "Ten Beers with Five Bears at Two Guns, Arizona" | Roy Montgomery | R M H Q: Headquarters | Grapefruit
  8. "Takamba (Gulls DUB)" | Aghali Ag Amoumime | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  9. "Side Effects" | Gross Net | Quantitative Easing | Touch Sensitive
  10. "Endless Love" | Sweet Williams | Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight | Gringo
  11. "She Was There" | Midori Hirano | Minor Planet | Sonic Pieces
  12. "Lost In Space" | Magic Castles | Starflower | A Recordings
  13. "This Is The Time Now" | Peace | Black Power | Now-Again
  14. "Kyoto Song" | Robosongs feat. Samuel Jr. | The Cure in Other Voices | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  15. "All This Is For A Jump" | Atelier Francesco | Cocoon Compilation P | Cocoon
  16. "Urszusz" | Kornel Kovacs | The Bells | Studio Barnhus
  17. "Tonight" | The Autumn Sighs | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Tubby Get Smart" | The Aggrovators | Dubbing At King Tubby's | VP
  19. "Murdered Out" | Kim Gordon | Murdered Out | Matador
  20. "God Knows It's True" | New Age Healers | TBTCI loves TFC | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  21. "Bone Jacked" | The Senior Service | The Girl In The Glass Case | Damaged Goods
  22. "Boys Don't Cry" | Movie Brain | The Cure in Other Voices | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  23. "Who You Screwing John?"" | Brian Harris | Got My Own Back | self-released
  24. "A Strange Servant" | Timothy J. Fairplay | The Cat Prowls Again / A Strange Servant | Hoga Nord
  25. "Undone" | Marielle V Jakobsons | Star Core | Thrill Jockey
  26. "Airdrop" | Motion Graphics | Motion Graphics | Domino
  27. "Bop" | Tru Fonix | Beating Heart - Malawi | Beating Heart
  28. "The Shooting Gallery" | DW Robertson | Disco Carousel Vol1 | Discrepant
  29. "4bOOhmAHHrm" | Best Available Technology | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation

all shadows and deliverance

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Project from Within the Cosmic Truth Which Is Yourself: Transmission 320, 2017 January 21

• February 10th, 2017
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island_of_misfit_toys.jpg Here is my most recent "fill-in" program and the last one for the foreseeable future. (Just watch--tomorrow night someone will have an emergency and there I--THE HERO--will be.) It was predictable, but nonetheless worthy of remark, that Danny and I were both subbing for female DJs who had gone down to Washington DC to do some actual work. I must have done a good job--I managed to convince one (admittedly baked) caller that I was DJ Penelope. No doubt the whole "not talking" thing that I have lately pushed to extremes must have helped, but in the spirit of giving myself credit, I would like to think it was the music too.

This was an "overflow" program, consisting of a bunch of things that I hadn't managed to fit in over the course of the last year or so. Naturally I forced them to co-habitate and, occasionally, the segues were not terrible. I suppose more than a few of these were things I'd meant to play the night I opted out of radio on account of hitting my head. Dear god, how long ago was that, and was it where my troubles began? At any rate, I was true to my word, I think: this program may divert you but it will teach you nothing.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 January 21, 2100-2300:

  1. "Beige Mantis" | Joey Anderson | Invisible Switch | Dekmantel
  2. "Bad Man Dub" | Singers and Players | War of Version | On-U Sound
  3. "Ghost Covenant" | CW/A | Words Unspoken, Acts Undone | Parachute
  4. "He's a Liquid (feat. Gazelle Twin)" | Wrangler | He's a Liquid | Metamatic
  5. "Naked" | Underspreche | Split | Optimo Trax
  6. "Melody Dub" | Bim Sherman | Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics | On-U Sound
  7. "You're an Orchestra in the Cosmos - Rhodes Version" | Sebastian Mullaert | You're an Orchestra in the Cosmos | Green
  8. "Schwefel" | Oliver Huntemann | Pech & Schwefel | Senso Sounds
  9. "030" | Lonelady | He's a Liquid | Metamatic
  10. "Roffa Yet" | Phil Pratt | Star Wars Dub | Burning Sounds
  11. "Jono Filling Bin Bags" | Dog Chocolate | Snack Fans | Upset the Rhythm
  12. "Lovely Day Reprise" | Grand Pianoramax | Soundwave | Mental Groove
  13. "Hatem Imam the Love of the Millions" | Praed | The Fabrication of Silver Dreams | Annihaya
  14. "Satya" | Yokoo | Satya EP | Kindisch
  15. "4-2-Nite" | Gary Todd | Nora Lilian | BPitch Control
  16. "Stay Awake" | ASA MOTO | Stay Awake / Wanowan Efem | DEEWEE
  17. "Grass Will Grow" | John Lemke | Nomad Frequencies | Denovali
  18. "Basement Life" | Superchunk | Dope, Guns & Fucking In The Streets: 1988-1998 Volume 1-11 | Amphetamine Reptile
  19. "In These Times" | Tranquil Eyes | Domestic Landscape, Vol. 2: Underrated Synth Classics 1982-1990 | Domestica
  20. "Hippies" | Tigerskin | Time of Descent EP | Dirt Crew
  21. "Six Six Sixties" | Throbbing Gristle | 20 Jazz Funk Greats | Industrial - Mute
  22. "Incubator" | Ramleh | Circular Time | Crucial Blast
  23. "Hard and Tenderly" | The Residents | Shadowland | MVD Audio

god knows it's true, but I think that the devil knows it too

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Quand les masques tombent: Transmission 319, 2017 January 18

• February 9th, 2017
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baloji.jpg There have been many such programs lately, but here is yet another recording from a genre that could be termed "final shows from historical eras now passed." I tell you what, I "went out" with a bang. This is one for the pantheon. And we didn't even need "The Listening Parlour" or "Physical Evidence" to make it happen! You will be very satisfied with this mixtape or I will pay back every penny you spent on it.

A time capsule, but not evergreen: we do find ourselves reading promo copy for a "make your voice heard" feature related to the (then-) impending inauguration. Very quaint, this gestaltly therapy of speaking "truth" to power. I may regret not having done more of this in my life, but I also have my doubts. Imagining you have some degree of control and influence: must (have) be(en) nice. Pretty sure I will die wondering what that is like.

But enough ranting. A new era dawns, and there are at least four more programs in it!

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 January 18, 2100-2300:

  1. "Perfume Well" | Box and the Twins | The Darkside of TBCTI | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  2. "Spoiler" | Baloji | 64 Bits & Malachite | Bella Union
  3. "Euridyce" | Known Rebel | Frequencies of the Mind III | Mindtrick
  4. "Strong Proud Stupid and Superior" | Grebenstein | Strong Proud Stupid and Superior | Downwards
  5. "Aphanes" | Af Ursin | Aura Legato | Blackest Ever Black
  6. "interdiction" | Black Marble | It's Immaterial | Ghostly International
  7. "Fordland" | The Wedding Present | Going, Going... | Scopitones
  8. "Brooklyn Shuffle" | Phon.o | Fractions | BPitch Control
  9. "The 120 4x4 (Natural Magic DUB)" | Elite Beat | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  10. "Vapour Trail" | Lone | Levitate | R & S
  11. "Symmetry" | Max Cooper | Emergence | Mesh
  12. "ZZZ" | Kaput! | Tendres Tenebres | Crudites Tapes
  13. "Exiled" | Guest Directors | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  14. "Primary" | In Her Eye | The Cure in Other Voices | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  15. "Leviathan" | Helen Money | Become Zero | Thrill Jockey
  16. "7th# Disaster" | The Julia Sound | Anticipating Nowhere, A Homage To The Telescopes | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  17. "Cubist Camouflage" | Huerco S. | For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have) | Proibito
  18. "Distant Skies" | Travelling Wave | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  19. "Never Returner" | Ramleh | Circular Time | Crucial Blast
  20. "Rise" | Public Image Ltd | Album | Universal
  21. "The Macaw In The Park" | Brian Harris | The Macaw In The Park | self-released
  22. "The Elusive Chaperon (Intro)" | Ovum Hum | Summer Casts Shadows | Kowloon
  23. "Larga Division (Long Division)" | Siwomat | Steady Gaze of Nothing - A Reverence to Fugazi | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  24. "Dedication (Remix)" | The Fall | Wise Ol' Man EP | Cherry Red
  25. "More Honey" | The Milkshakes | After School Session | Damaged Goods
  26. "Rules" | nebulo | Safari Suites, Vol. II | Seagrave
  27. "Blinkar Reprise" | It's a Fine Line | It's a Fine Line | Kill the DJ

he's a click track

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Cruising Altitude Departure 21, 2016 July 23

• February 8th, 2017
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Hello, listeners and readers of Bombast. I am Captain Halcyon, back with another program from last summer. These morning departures are uncommonly good. This particular broadcast went so well that I decided to play songs on a regular basis last fall (albeit in the afternoon, sadly). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

These recordings are intended to "tide you over." I have been gone for a while. But I am coming back soon. Sunset is getting later every day. Flight season approaches.

CRUISING ALTITUDE playlist, 2016 July 23, 1000-1100 EDT:

  1. "Morning Sun" | Landing | Third Sight | El Paraiso
  2. "A Room With No Air" | Red Stars Over Tokyo | Deconstructing Happiness | Testtoon
  3. "From There To Here" | Les Halles | Sentient | Not Not Fun
  4. "Vitre" | Stephane LaPorte | Fourrure Sounds, Vol. 2 | Antinote
  5. "Mutter - Beatless" | Konstantin Sibold | Mutter | Running Back
  6. "White Heat" | Dave Harrington Group | Become Alive | Other People
  7. "Spaired Long" | Moby | Hotel: Ambient | Mute

ready let's go

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Best Thing for You To Do Is Hide: Transmission 318, 2017 January 11

• February 7th, 2017
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sela_homemade_jams.jpg From full-featured to featureless goes our program this time out. This is not to say that it is soup--this broadcast strikes me as more of a grab bag of sounds. Admittedly, my review of this mixtape has been a bit unfocused--busy with work, and preoccupied by some emotional crisis or other, I didn't get a good pass of the first hour. The second does contain one truly sublime moment, the passage going from Juan Atkins through PAAR. That is the good stuff, which is not to say that it isn't all good stuff.

I was a bit short on words during this outing. It's just been the case with me lately. Nothing would please me more than to tell you it comes from a time of relative calm--but I am not destined for pleasure. I also clam up in times of anxiety and dread, which this certainly is for many of us, though I have my own reasons

Oh, I thought of one more positive thing--there's some Tross on this mixtape. That is definitely worth hearing once or twice.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 January 11, 2100-2300:

  1. "The Sun Is In My Eyes" | Citrus Clouds | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  2. "False Readings On" | Eluvium | False Readings On | Temporary Residence Limited
  3. "Gravity" | Mind Against | Realm of Consciousness | Afterlife
  4. "so close" | Sela | homemade jams from jules & jessica's kitchen | Error Broadcast
  5. "Vino La Medo Na Aziaxo O" | Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du Benin | Wait For Me | Hot Casa
  6. "BubblersInter-rude (feat. Sipreano)" | Seekers International | Presents the RaggaPreservation Society EP | Diskotopia
  7. "Talar" | Queridas | Colors Compilations - Violet "Dreampop" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "State of Stretch" | Evs | Frequencies of the Mind III | Mindtrick
  9. "Polar Magazine" | zwischenFall | Sandy Eyes | Dark Entries
  10. "Buoyantly Grounded" | Josh Wink | Cocoon Compilation P | Cocoon
  11. "Dari Fog Nakhla" | El Mahdy Jr. & XJ | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  12. "Venice with Girls" | The Fall | Wise Ol' Man EP | Cherry Red
  13. "Claustromania" | Tross | The Walrus EP | Hoga Nord
  14. "Anbessa (feat. Manu Dibango)" | Akale Wube | Beyond Addis Vol.2 (Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves Inspired by Swinging Addis) | Trikont
  15. "Wicked City (When Jah Come)" | Mark Mood | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  16. "Transport" | Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald | Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald Present Borderland: Transport | Tresor
  17. "Slow Song" | Rival Consoles | Night Melody | Erased Tapes
  18. "Pure" | PAAR | The Darkside of TBCTI | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  19. "Raspy Draw" | Northern Draw | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  20. "Sieve Stack" | FIS | From Patterns to Details | Subtext
  21. "Night" | Joel Graham | Geomancy | Music from Memory
  22. "Borderline Spamming" | Blessed Initiative | Blessed Initiative | Subtext
  23. "Ije Udo" | The Magnificent Zenians | Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 1 (1972-1977) | Now-Again
  24. "Friend of Mine" | Mr. Mitch | Boxed003 | Boxed
  25. "The Shape" | KHOMPA | The Shape of Drums to Come | Monotreme
  26. "Mordendo - Ketev Remix" | Black Manual | Mordendo (Remixed) | Portals Editions

i'm terrified of tomorrow

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We Let In Light and We Banish Shade: Transmission 317, 2017 January 4

• February 6th, 2017
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acr_brazilia_rear.jpg Flying solo again on this outing, I took care of some unfinished business. Since xmas is technically a twelve-day observance--more on this momentarily*--I empty this year's quiver of holiday tunes. Five weeks after the fact, it doesn't sound clever; still, I don't regret it. More importantly, we deliver a "full-featured program," the first for some time, with a pertinent track from Lady C and A Certain Ratio occupying the prestigious "Physical Evidence" chair. This, too, was a belated seasonal observance. As I say, I would have liked to do this on the Winter Solstice (because you can't always play Coil; even I can't), but "things happened." The Old & The New is probably not a solstice record for you, but it is for me, a souvenir from a trip to Tower Records in Los Angeles during an ill-fated vacation, the guilt and shame of which I still carry. "Sounds Like Something Dirty," indeed. (In case you didn't know, this archive is also my diary, so deal.)

*I insist on stretching out the yuletide forever, by the way, on account of the recurring childhood trauma of watching my next-door neighbors throw their Christmas tree into the street, like clockwork, every December 26. That seemed wrong to young, Catholic Master Catharsis, as it does to older, lapsed Kid Catharsis. Apologies if I have told this story before--one only has so many to tell.

BOMBAST playlist, 2017 January 4, 2100-2300:

  1. "In This Heat?" | Whore Paint | Ultra Sound | Translation Loss
  2. "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" | The Fall | The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004 | Castle
  3. "Blown Away" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  4. "Driving Through Darkness" | Controlled Bleeding | Larva Lumps and Baby Bumps | Artoffact
  5. "Rifle" | Swellbound | Colors Compilations - Violet "Dreampop" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  6. "Po d'Terra" | Joao Cirilo | Space Echo (The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed) | Now-Again
  7. "I Can't Stand It" | The Specials | More Specials | Chrysalis | "Listening Parlour"
  8. "Half Half" | Ice Eyes | New Frame | Seagrave
  9. "#6" | Nisennenmondai | #6 | On-U Sound
  10. "Wild Party" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  11. "Clanging Chimes of Doom" | The Misters of Circe | Clanging Chimes of Doom | Bandcamp self-release
  12. "Thin Boys" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  13. "Yesteryear" | AMyn | Best Heard In Shadows EP | Apollo
  14. "Slip 7 Sideways" | The 7th Plain | Chronicles I | A-TON
  15. "Jolly Rock 'n Roll Christmas" | Brian Harris | The Christmas Album | self-released
  16. "Padded Cell (Area Man Remix)" | Violet Age | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  17. "Fields" | Bukra | Family Album 2017 | Boomarm Nation
  18. "Shack Up" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Our Decade" | MY DISCO | Severe Remixes | Downwards
  20. "I Want Elvis For Christmas" | Eddie Cochran | Yule Cool | Virgin
  21. "Life's A Scream" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  22. "Somewhere Away" | Vibrissae | Colors Compilations - Red "Shoegaze" | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  23. "No-One Cries No More" | Tom Furse | Interludes | Mind Meld
  24. "Jaguar" | The Milkshakes | After School Session | Damaged Goods
  25. "Imi (Emoji)" | Shonen Knife | Adventure | Damnably
  26. "Sounds Like Something Dirty" | A Certain Ratio | The Old & The New | Factory | "Physical Evidence"
  27. "Gratitude" | Noemi Bolojan | VA Compilation #4 | Assembly Field

fed up and devious

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Night Is Warm and the Stars Are Bright: Transmission 316, 2016 December 31

• February 3rd, 2017
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9j8dhz/rolling_stones_satanic_majesties.jpg Since we all had a free night, and the last night of the "calendar year" is a useless observance, the entire Catharsis Family Circus rolled into the WRFI studios. It was the first time we had done this in a while, so for those who don't live with her every day, Junior's performance on this episode is something of a...revelation, I daresay. I would be happy to listen to her program, if she had one, but I will also settle for her being a frequent guest on my program and deflating my pretensions (although considering Their Satanic Majesties Request a "masterpiece" is not a pretension). Elsewhere, Lady Catharsis shares a half-dozen "depressing" tunes with us, I completely botch a segue from Wanda Jackson to Thee Michelle Gun Elephant (I swear that one should have worked), and I play THE WRONG JUSTIFIED ANCIENTS OF MU-MU TRACK at the end of the program (it was supposed to be "Burn the Bastards").

I'm sure that, with all its shortcomings (at least I see them that way), this program will be a favorite for you listeners. More voices, actual debate, anyone in the studio besides me, etc. I know how these things work. So I guess it was good to close up 2016--a godawful year!--with a "good" show. We actually didn't do "that much" radio in 2016, "only" 60 programs, thanks to some wise policy (don't quote me on that) from management and my own hypering down. Here's to even fewer--and better--programs in 2017!

BOMBAST playlist, 2016 December 31, 2100-2300:

  1. "Let's Spend the Night Together" | Muddy Waters | Electric Mud | Chess
  2. "Kassi Ma Sumaya / Don't Cry" | Lobi Traore Group | Lobi Traore Group | Honest Jon's
  3. "Blue Yodel #6" | Wanda Jackson | The Party Ain't Over | Third Man
  4. "Lily" | Thee Michelle Gun Elephant | Collection | Alive
  5. "Badhead" | Buick | Sweatertongue | Lather
  6. "Down On The Street" | The Stooges | Fun House | Elektra - Rhino
  7. "Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice" | Richard "Rabbit" Brown | Aimer et Perdre: To Love And To Lose | Angry Mom Archives
  8. "Honey (Alternate Mix)" | Spacemen 3 | Losing Touch With Your Mind | Munster
  9. "Fin Roh" | Aisha Kandisha's Jarring Effects | Shabeesation | Rykodisc
  10. "Citadel" / "In Another Land" | The Rolling Stones | Their Satanic Majesties Request | London
  11. "The Last Amethyst Deceiver" | Coil | The Ape of Naples | Important
  12. "Too Late" | The Stoneman Family | Aimer et Perdre: To Love And To Lose | Angry Mom Archives
  13. "Facing East" | Thievery Corporation | The Richest Man In Babylon | Eighteenth Street Lounge
  14. "The Art of Parties" | Japan | Exorcising Ghosts | Virgin
  15. "I Need A Man" | Barbara Pittman | Hillbilly Fillies & Rockin' Chicks | Charly
  16. "December" | Teenage Fanclub | Bandwagonesque | Creation - Geffen
  17. "Radha Krsna" | Suns of Arqa | Solar Activity | 1979-2001    EMI
  18. "False Hearted Lover's Blues" | Dock Boggs | Aimer et Perdre: To Love And To Lose | Angry Mom Archives
  19. "Whitney Joins the JAMs" | The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu | Shag Times | KLF Communications

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Haven’t Got a Good Mind for the Details: Transmission 315, 2016 December 28

• February 2nd, 2017
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odio_y_desprecio.jpg A quick turnaround between the prior show and this one, but that is how things work sometimes in this fast-paced life I lead. Nominally this was my "regular," Wednesday-night program and should have been "superior" to the hullabaloo on Monday the 26th, but it is tough to tell. I was certainly having a week. I managed to get myself professionally handcuffed and about ten different kinds of depressed while theoretically "on vacation." Let no one tell you I don't do amazing things.

I can say with some confidence that this seems to be "a program of two halves," perhaps fitting for what I like to think of as a mixtape. There is a brooding, downtempo first-half and a lurching, menacing, rocking second half. So were this a literal trail mix and not a metaphorical one, it could use some shaking. But my life has entered an "inefficient and inaccurate" phase. The first draft of just about everything I do needs serious revision, and sometimes there just isn't a second draft.

BOMBAST playlist, 2016 December 28, 2100-2300:

  1. "Frequencies of the Mind III Intro" | Atiq | Frequencies of the Mind III | Mindtrick
  2. "The Simplest Equation" | Pye Corner Audio | Run for the Shadows EP | Lapsus
  3. "Concerto for Monkey and Oscillator" | Silver Apples | Clinging to a Dream | Chickencoop
  4. "Failed State" | Spokes | Flight EP | Coyote
  5. "No Angels" | Little Annie & The Legally Jammin | Little Annie & The Legally Jammin | Italic
  6. "Odio y Desprecio" | Slaughtered Saint | Odio y Desprecio | La Notte di Architetto
  7. "Winter" | The Silence Kit | The Cure in Other Voices | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  8. "Arizona" | Thom Sonny Green | High Anxiety | Infectious
  9. "Sex Ghost" | Izzy True | Nope | Don Giovanni
  10. "If Only All Elevators Played Music Like This" | Tom Furse | Interludes | Mind Meld
  11. "Forever Bob - Terry Francis Remix" | Grant Dell | Forever Bob EP | Giant
  12. "Spirit of Dunkirk" | Camberwell Now | The EP Collection | Modern Classics
  13. "The Great Musical Battle" | Derrick Morgan | First Class Rock Steady | VP
  14. "Catharsis" | Merrin Karras | Apex | A Strangely Isolated Place
  15. "Miyazaki" | Wolf Muller & Cass. | The Sound of Glades | International Feel
  16. "Reflecting Lights - Kaytlin Aurelia Smith Mix" | The Field | Kompakt: Total 16 | Kompakt
  17. "The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill" | Dirty Sidewalks | These Important Years, Husker Du Revisited | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  18. "Delusion" | Tangent | Frequencies of the Mind III | Mindtrick
  19. "Chartered Trips" | Frana | These Important Years, Husker Du Revisited | The Blog That Celebrates Itself
  20. "Programmed" | Alice Bag | Alice Bag | Don Giovanni
  21. "Which Clapp" | Phil Pratt | Star Wars Dub | Burning Sounds
  22. "Tell Me" | P.R.O. | Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 1 (1972-1977) | Now-Again
  23. "Vorel" | Russian Circles | Guidance | Sargent House
  24. "Threshold" | Mustard Gas And Roses | Becoming | The Mylene Sheath
  25. "The Good Mind" | CTMF | SQ 1 | Damaged Goods
  26. "Louie Louie" | Thee Headcoats | Brother Is Dead...But Fly Is Gone! | M'Lady's
  27. "Hear Mi Name Call (feat. Bionic Singer)" | Casio Love | Hear Mi Name Call | Cubiculo
  28. "Tennents And A Tango Tan" | Penny Rimbaud's L'Academie des Vanites | Yes Sir, The Truth of Revolution | Cold Spring
  29. "The Maria Sessions (Part Three)" | The Legendary Pink Dots | The Maria Sessions | Soleilmoon

not exactly vastly improving

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