Archive for December, 2008

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 12/27/08

December 27, 2008

Today’s show started with some miniature controversy. Apparently yet another of my flyers has raised the ire of the Southern Illinois Art Gestapo, the loosely-connected but firmly head-planted elite corps of yokels intent on being offended by… well, any number of small things. Today’s infraction was my most recent flyer, which I created from some of the promotional mail I received last month. The original drawing depicts a simplified cartoon person pointing to a hole in their head, with the dialogue: “I got this one in Vietnam.”

Not exactly intense graphic violence, this. Rather, it’s more along the elementary lines of Matt Groening’s “Life in Hell,” or maybe even a quick notebook doodle. A college of random older people posing for catalog ads covers the lower right portion of the half-sheet flyer, along with my show’s information. Terrible, isn’t it?

That’s what real-life troll “Jim D.” seems to think. He wrote me this note, and put it in my mailbox:

“ITDE– Saw your poster in the studio. Funny. Why don’t you take it to the VA, or a local bar or homeless shelter, find a Vietnam vet and ask him if he/she thinks it’s funny. Jim D.”

Well, Jim. I don’t think it’s funny either. But then again, I wasn’t trying to be funny. I was trying to re-use some fairly interesting artwork that happened along in a new way. I’ve been doing it for a while, mostly because I can’t draw for beans. I do find it interesting that you suggest military hospitals, bars, and homeless shelters as a place to check the quality of my second-hand art AND find veterans. You will be surprised to learn that bar patrons and those seeking medical services are often uninterested in what I stick to the bottom corner of a corkboard inside a radio station, but I’ll try out your suggestion regarding the homeless– perhaps their long-standing role as watchdogs of the art community will come in handy.

Also, please be advised that I have added a postscript to your letter, so future readers won’t be confused: “P.S.– Your show ROX!!!”

Thanks, Jim. Enjoy your playlist!

Just so I don’t become completely defunct, I decided to try out something new for this week’s broadcast– I’m playing some tracks more than once, bring them back in unexpected places, and generally making a mockery of the expected one-after-another routine that playlists often follow. The idea of a fractured broadcast, mirroring or echoing itself, is truly appealing and will definitely be something to explore in the next few episodes. Stay tuned!

Henri Chopin — French Lesson
Nicholas Szczepanik — Sundry 1
Nicholas Szczepanik — Sundry 2
BTong — Hands Up: Who Wants To Die?
BTong — Tu Me Degoute!
Optical 8 — Cripples and Kings
Mike Tamburo — Something About the Prison You Will Die In
Sabrina Siegel — Sisyphus
Sabrina Siegel — Protest
LX Rudis — Audible Method 1.43 (looong excerpt)
Torturing Nurse — You Are My Jonky
Henri Chopin — Dynamisme Integral
Glenn Weyant/Sonic Anta — All Souls
A_dontigny, Diane Labrosse — Antenne Parabolique
A_dontigny, Diane Labrosse — Photo Satellite
BTong — Fahrenheit… What Fahrenheit?

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 12/20/08

December 20, 2008

For today’s broadcast, I’m being joined by Glass Pyramid– things are going to get very loud, hahaha. At present, playing Zaar– an older disc released on the Cuneiform label. I’ve got a lot of interesting stuff you’ll want to stick around for, including new Last Visible Dog releases, a semi-local three-disc effort, and my ongoing electroacoustic freakout. Be sure to call in: 618-457-3691.

So far, things have gone very well. GP has a lot of amplification, but mic’ing everything has been far easier than I would have guessed. I was actually pretty happy with the overall mix of the first set– let’s see if I can do it again for the next set!

Right now, I’m playing from Armpit’s latest LVD release, “Tron.” Pretty lo-fi, but it grabs my ear in unexpected ways, so I’ll stand by it.

Zaar — Sefir
Paper Wings — Crows of the World
Glass Pyramid — Live @ WDBX-FM, set no.1
Conrad Schnitzler — 00/117 (19-21)
Merzbow — Pier 39
Gen Ken Montgomery — New Age Machines pt.1
Gen Ken Montgomery — New Age Machines pt.2
Theodore Lotis — Sibylla’s Voice
Blackhumour — and do what/control
Armpit — Tron
Glass Pyramid — Live @ WDBX-FM, set no.2

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 12/13/08

December 13, 2008

LZRMTN — Wether Remix
Wether — Sticky Iggy Remix
My Fun — The Pursuit of Old Pleasures
Zbigniew Karkowski, Damion Romero — 9 Before 9, pt.3
Andrew Chadwick — Magnetic Personality
Hong Chulki, Choi Jooyong — hr
Hong Chulki, Choi Jooyong — ua
Hong Chulki, Choi Jooyong — mt
Tim Shaw — Emergence
Barry Schrader — Wu Xing
Barry Schrader — Monkey King, pts. 1-4
Tomasz, Krakowiak — Bal
Tomasz, Krakowiak — La Ciutat Ets Tu
Tomasz, Krakowiak — Drgacze
Tomasz, Krakowiak — Sink
Tomasz, Krakowiak — o_vbrdub
Andrew Lewis — Penmon Point