I’m getting off to an odd start– today’s show doesn’t seem to have a lot of internal flow between one track and another, but I’m enjoying it nonetheless. Also not doing a lot of actual liveblogging! Hope I’m not letting you down too much…
I wanted to mention the Maurizio Bianchi disc, “Zyklusters,” on Lona Records. I’ve been playing it quite a bit; it is a challenging listen. Naturally, I’ve been inspired to check out some more Bianchi recordings… gotta see where he’s coming from, or at least try. So far I’m not making a lot of progress!
Sweet Action Radio stayed over during the first hour or so of the broadcast– kept joking me that “Zyklusters” wasn’t on– that’s what I get for playing subtle stuff. Hopefully, the low throb of No One Pulse’s “Tele” 3″ and Hal McGee’s circular saw/theremin noises will convince them I haven’t “broken the radio.”
Speaking of Hal McGee, did you know his 50th birthday is coming up?
I pulled a little prank towards the end of the show, with LATRALMAGOG’s album and a vacuum. From a mail I sent LATRALMAGOG member ET:
“I pulled a prank on the DJ after me (Mama C, who runs “Kids Kamp”) during your LATRALMAGOG album… Basically, I was listening to the album while I was straightening up the station’s CD/record vault. We recently had a lot of old records donated, and they’re filling up the room. After I made about 10 square feet of floor space, a huge accomplishment, I decided to vacuum the area as best I could… which is when it hit me– it would be really fun to prank Mama C, and act like I was making the show live with the vacuum.
I knew she’d be showing up any minute, so I ran into the production room and got a mic and a stand, and set them up next to the vacuum– in the hall, so she’d see them when she came in. When I heard her unlocking the back door, I grabbed the mic stand, and held it up in the air with the mic pointing at the vacuum. This was during some sort of tapping and droning on the disc, so I would kind of tap my hand on the mic stand at the appropriate time. When she saw me, she had this puzzled look, like: “what the heck is DaveX doing THIS time?” cause she’s walked into some pretty weird shows/configurations of equipment before!
Anyways, I put my finger to my lips, and said: “Shhh… I’m making this whole show with a vacuum. It’s going great!” and then proceeded to go back into intensely manipulating this mic stand up and down the length of the vacuum, despite the fact that it wasn’t even on. She’s standing there watching me, and finally I just cracked up laughing– couldn’t keep the joke up any longer!”
George Korein — Quiet Now
George Korein — Writhe Sally, Writhe
Crank Sturgeon, Novasak – Untitled split CDR
Maurizio Bianchi — Zyklus
No One Pulse — Tele #2
Hal McGee — Live at the Atlantic, Solder Fest V
Jack Wright — The Indeterminate Existence (extract)
Little Ricky’s House of Chankletas — Refutable Melodies
Little Ricky’s House of Chankletas — Tyranny House
Little Ricky’s House of Chankletas — Laticer Nworb Lrae
Little Ricky’s House of Chankletas — Opening Passage…
LATRALMAGOG — A Finger Pointing to the Stars