Archive for March, 2011

An Evening of Radio Art & Surround Sound Works

March 31, 2011

If you’re local– or if you can get local in time– you’re going to want to check out “An Evening of Radio Art & Surround Sound Works” at the Christian H. Moe Theater this April 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

My good friend Jay Needham has put together a fine selection of works (some of which I’ve previewed, and am quite excited to hear) as well as a live set from improviser and instrument builder Eric Leonardson. It’s not to be missed!

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 3/26/11

March 26, 2011

This morning’s show is dedicated to all our animal friends roaming around, enjoying this special time between night and day. Mr. Fox and I locked eyes earlier, out on the road– I’m pretty sure he’d dig Keijo, so that’s where I’m starting. Burrow deep in your hiding places, and enjoy.

Update: Mr. Mouse must be a Keijo fan as well. I just saw him cross the doorway of the studio!

Keijo — Anywhere Here (from “For A While,” on Last Visible Dog)
Keijo — Once More Last Time
Keijo — Remember Now
Thollem McDonas, Rick Rivera — I Know The Language That (from “I’ll Meet You Halfway Out In The Middle Of It All,” on Edgetone)
Hollydrift — Marisa Relay (from “Waiting for the Tiller,” on Parasomnic)
Hollydrift — Lakeshore Skycue
Ester Poland — Koomaheräys (from “Hippi, kanuuna ja kiinan torni,” on Digitalis Ltd.)
Ester Poland — Matkahyppääjä
Ester Poland — Välitila
Eighth Blackbird — Friction Systems (from “Strange Imaginary Animals,” on Cedille)
Kospel Zeithorn — Apassi (from “Luikertelija,” on Wooden Sherpa)
Kospel Zeithorn — Kilpikonna II
Kospel Zeithorn — Draken yhtälö
Kospel Zeithorn — Ukaasi
Kospel Zeithorn — Astalo
Kospel Zeithorn — Hän harjoittaa savolaista mystiikkaa
Big City Orchestra — Theme from “A Summer Place” (from “Love Film Greats,” on Ubuibi and Roil Noise)
Big City Orchestra — Theme from “Love Story”
Big City Orchestra — You Were Meant For Me
Daniel Lentz — NightBreaker (from “Point Conception,” on Cold Blue Music)
Hollydrift — Where Love Begins (from “This Way To Escape,” on Public Eyesore)

Happy Birthday, Joseph Fourier!

March 21, 2011

So… it’s Joseph Fourier‘s birthday. I thought I was the last word in mathematical clumsiness until I read this choice paragraph at Wikipedia:

“Fourier believed that keeping the body wrapped up in blankets was beneficial to the health. He died in 1830 when he tripped and fell down the stairs at his home.”

That’s just messed up, and I don’t know how appropriate it is that I find it so funny. He’s like the ultimate pitchman for Snuggies! At any rate, when you’re comfortably seated today, raise your glass to very smart, clumsy man who gave the world complicated math stuff and the concept of the greenhouse effect.

And while you’re feeling smarter than the average 19th century mathematician for keeping your paws planted firmly on the floor, be sure to download a copy of my daughter’s latest radio show, Style City.

“Ah, now we’re getting to the meat of things,” you say. “I knew that DaveX couldn’t focus on math stuff for long!”

Yes, it’s true. After I mercilessly mocked a beloved French intellectual’s bumbling death-by-blanket, I’ve gone and employed him– the switch to my bait! It’s terribly crass, but what’s done is done. Fire up your favorite torrent application, and enjoy STYLE CITY!

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 3/19/11

March 19, 2011

I’m back from vacation, and starting today’s show a bit early– expect three hours of backlogged aural fuckery, mostly directed at your earholes, but perhaps splattering a bit on the head and neck. Put on your poncho (or properly secured headphones) and enjoy! –DaveX

PS– Thanks to everyone who clogged my mailbox when I was gone. I’m going to have an awesome time going through all these submissions! Thank you!

PPS– I mentioned a nice interview with BCO’s das, which can be found at Don Campau’s “Living Archive” website.

Gen Ken Montgomery – Crema di Roma (from “Birds + Machines,” on Pogus)
Le Syndicat — Deflagration (from “Timespace Losses,” on Monochrome Vision)
Le Syndicat, Merzbow, NBN — Vaccine

Le Syndicat — All Armi (Live at L’Abbatoir, Paris)
Big City Orchestra — Raga (from “Cockamame,” on Ubuibi)
Big City Orchestra — Nutshell, pt. 2
Big City Orchestra — Mediant, pt. 3
Merzbow — Bamboo Honey (from “Deprogramming Music, Volume 1” on Sacred Noise)
Seeded Plain — Tarpaper Neutrality (from “Entry Codes,” on Creative Sources)

Seeded Plain — Vacuum Insect
Eddie the Rat — Involvulus-Ritual (from “My Malady,” on Mental Monkey Records)
Amy Horvey — People Deserving Something (from “Catchment,” self-release)

Michael Fahres, Jon Hassell, Mark Atkins — The Tubes (from album of the same name on Cold Blue Music)
Ryan Jewell — Espouse Elucidation (from “Eschew Obfuscation, Espouse Elucidation,” on Hot Releases)
Maurizio Bianchi — Plays the Clockwork Orange (from album of the same name, on Hot Releases)

“It’s Too Damn Early” returns 3/19/11

March 2, 2011

I’ll be on vacation, so there will be no new broadcasts of “It’s Too Damn Early” until my triumphant return on March 19th. But I won’t let you starve– you can catch my “Sounds Like Radio” broadcasts on WSIU-FM on Sundays, at your choice of time– tune in from 3-5 a.m., or from 10-midnight CST. If you’re not already listening to “Sounds Like Radio,” now is a great time to start!