Archive for June, 2010

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 6/26/10

June 26, 2010

I didn’t mention it last week, because I wasn’t certain if we’d just been robbed– WDBX looks great! In the past couple weeks, the staff has really pulled together to spruce up the station. Looks like a lot of us are pretty excited about it too, if the cards and impromptu thank you flyers are any indication. I’m going to use some of this momentum to see about ridding ourselves of the enormous Andy Williams/Xmas LP collection (fellow record collector scum will know the stuff I mean, right) from our archive once and for all!

Phill Niblock — Ten Auras (from “YPGPN” on XI Records)
Gil San Marcos — Smoke Film (from “Domes” on Bombay Cove)
Gil San Marcos — Domes
Gil San Marcos — Triple Crown Parquet (live in New Orleans)
Eric Glick Rieman — In You, I See Your Past Identities (from “Trilogy From the Outside”)
Eric Glick Rieman — Forgotten Assumption
Eric Glick Rieman — Turnbuckle
Eric Glick Rieman — Light’s Perspective
Eric Glick Rieman — I Hear You And Pretend Not to Listen
Eric Glick Rieman — In You, I Recreate Myself
Robert Ashley — Atalanta (Acts of God), Au Pair

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 6/19/10

June 19, 2010

Steamboat Switzerland — VI (from “Wertmuller” on Grob)
Steamboat Switzerland — rh.IH.IF.rF [schonheit]
Steamboat Switzerland — III
Steamboat Switzerland — moto [ein weltbewusstein]
Kawabata Makoto, Anla Courtis, Rokugenkin — Mental Castle in the Mountains (from “Kokura” on Riot Season)
Kawabata Makoto, Anla Courtis, Rokugenkin — Arigato Explosion
Fun — The Heart Of Rock & Roll (from “Plays Sports By Huey Lewis and the News” on Breathmint)
Fun — Heart and Soul
Fun — Bad is Bad
Merzbow — Merzbotanica-Parallela 2 (from “Marmo” on Old Europa Cafe)
Tatsuya Nakatani — Abiogenesis 1-8 (from “Abiogenesis” on HH Production)
Art Zoyd — Achron le Fleuve Obscur (from “Le Champ des Larmes” on In-Possible)
Art Zoyd — Fulminis + Totem 1
Art Zoyd — Abundans Civita
Grundik Kasyansky — Forest (from “Floating Point” on Topeth Prophet)
Andrew McKenzie, Willem deRidder — I Feel Great (from “This Glass is a Bicycle”)
David Toop — Falling Light (from “Sound Body” on Samadhisound)
Merzbow — Merzbotanica-Parallela 3

The Guilt and the Glory

June 8, 2010

26 years after the fact, Union Carbide executives have been found guilty of negligence in the 1984 Bhopal disaster in which 4,000 people died and thousands more suffered lingering deaths. The maximum sentence allowed: two years in jail and a $2,000 fine.

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 6/5/10

June 5, 2010

Today’s show started late. When I was leaving my house to come to the station, I saw a pickup truck with flashing blue lights pass my corner– that usually means a volunteer firefighter, so I followed him to see what was happening. I was surprised to see a house fire less than two blocks from my home, next door to some friends. Naturally, I stayed in case there was some way I might be of assistance. When I left, the Carterville, Energy, and Herrin fire departments seemed to have things under control– thank you, guys!

I’d never seen a house fire before (and luckily, this one was currently unoccupied) but I think it’s going to stick with me for a long time. I’ll be checking all my fire alarms today, and I’d like to ask you to do the same. Here’s some good information on fire prevention, too. Might be time to review this stuff!

Tom Hamilton, Peter Zummo — Trance for the Bopanon Set (from “Slybersonic Tromosome” on Penumbra)
KK Null, Daniel Menche — 1 (from “Raijin” on Asphodel)
KK Null, Daniel Menche — 2
Novasak, Halfnormal — Interstices (from “Interstices” on Smell the Stench)
Instinct Control — String (from “This Is Where I Draw the Inflection Line” on Liscentric)
Iannis Xenakis — Voyage Absolu des Unari Vers Andromede (from “Musique Electroacoustique” on Fractal)
Larry Polansky — #7 (from “Four Voice Canons” on Cold Blue Music)
Larry Polansky — #17
Larry Polansky — #9b
The Holly Martins — Schu-Schu (From “No No Yes No” on Edgetone)
Hijokaidan — Self-Mutilation (from “The Neverending Story of the King of Noise” on Alchemy)
Hal McGee — Zen and the Art of the Tape Recorder, Side 1 Part 1 (from “Zen and the Art of the Tape Recorder” on HalTapes)
Glenn Weyant — Droneland Security (excerpt)