March 27, 2007 (show 46)A Tribute to Tributes: four John Fahey tributes, 1.5 Moondog tributes, a Shaggs tribute, an entire album covering a single song by Wire, and other surprises!
January 31, 2007 (show 45) The rich and hypnotic squeals and drones of feedback king David Myers, aka Arcane Device, including his collaborations with Tod Dockstader.
December 12, 2006 (show 44): Highlights are a decade-old album from PBK, John Cage's An Alphabet, and a slice of life from Baltimore, 1960- The Bakery Story, courtesy of Folkways. Sandwiched by random tunes.
December 5, 2006 (show 43):Presinting Habib by Tapewarm, collaborating with whiz Henry Warwick. The hour long meditation on Joy Division Sweden's Nau Ensemble. Harsh tones from Brainsodomy. Some tunes from Geniuser's Mud Black.
November 28, 2006 (show 42):Howard Amb's highly original covers (to be released on the PolyPhasic CD). The bulk of the morning was dedicated to the modular synth experiments of Paul Sop. Finished with a little holiday spirit from The Aborted.
November 14, 2006 (show 41):Alan Sondheim's guitar and zither music, selections not found on Fire Museum's "ski/nn" but of those same sessions... Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 32 (Op 111) played by Garrick Ohlsson. Plenty from This Heat's "Out of Cold Storage". Nurse With Wound's "Brained" & "Swamp Rat," Soft Machine's "Facelift," a couple tracks from Johann Johannson's "IBM 1401," the classic yodel "Pigmy Divorce." And more, not exactly in that order, or this order... A mixed bag, blending seamlessly from a "regular" show of the prior 5+ hours.
November 7, 2006 (show 40):An election special- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Declaration Against the War on Vietnam," Christopher DeLaurenti's "Live in NY at the RNC Protest, 2004," Al Sharpton's 2004 DNC Address, Ringo Starr talkes a bit about his recent work and life, and my father reminisces about his childhood (as a relief from politics), then a repeat of the RNC protest recordings, finishing with George Clooney speaking of Darfour to the UN.
October 10, 2006 (show 39):Tapewarm and Warwick compose a musical narrative for the terrist astronaut Habib. Also Soft Machine's "Moon in June demo", an hourlong track track from Pan sonic, and some cool sounds from the first Brainsodomy compilation.
November 9, 2005 (show 38):Steffen Basho-Junghans and Dead Can Dance provide experimental and otherworldly guitar music, following my fill-in for Colin's guitar show.
December 1, 2004 (show 37):Free tunes from sevcom.com, and the anniversery compilation from internet-only label Comfort Stand.
November 24, 2004 (show 36):Side projects from His Name is Alive's Warren Defever: Little Princess's Wet Beginnings, Control Panel vs Persona and Technological LP, weeds, the dance soundtrack when flowers covered the earth, and the Japanese recorded-in-a-temple Mountain, Ocean, Sun.
November 17th, 2004 (show 35):Mini-show, Bruce Gilbert's Ordier recorded live in 1996.
November 10th, 2004 (show 34):Some American fingerstyle guitar, some New York anti-folk, some sounds of life, The Loop Orchestra's "Not Overtly Orchestral", and Bradbury's "Corpusle Plus".
November 3rd, 2004 (show 33):Hope Blister's Underarms, Chas Smith, Ant Bee (with interviews with the mothers of Invention).
October 27th, 2004 (show 32):Samplermania, music made from other sounds. There's a lot in this genre, most recent well-known example is Bjork's most recent work which is all vocal samples. I won't be playing that, but I will be playing The Original Instrument (voice), Matmos's A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure (plastic surgery), Graeme Ravell's The Insect Musicians (bugs), The User's Symphony #2 for Dot Matrix Printers, and Xerophonic's Copying Machine Music..
October 20th, 2004 (show 31): more Kurt Ralske and quiet compilations: SubRosa's Floating Foundation and Invisible Architecture, and Good Night- Music to Sleep By.
October 13th, 2004 (show 30): Kurt Ralske, formerlly of Ultra Vivid Scene. I'll be featuring his ambient works of the late 90s, when he made some limited releases under the name "Cathars".
October 6th, 2004 (show 29): the balance of the Branches and Routes compilation, and other compilations- Adventures in Modern Recording highlights experimental music from Columbus Ohio, and the Falling Uphill collection- a labor of love highlighting pop and alt-rock.
March 2nd, 2004 (show 28): Experimental noise and some politics with Circuits of Steel- an A-Z of Pittsburgh's sound alchemists- some music from Fat Cat's Branches and Routes compilation- Christopher Perose composition MK/Ultra- and excerpts from Greg Palast's Weapons of Mass Instruction.
June 24, 2003 (show 27): The Carter Family. Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer. The (sometimes bawdy) female Chicago blues of the 40's. Music from the townships of S Africa of the mid-20th century. And Sonho 2014 (from Japan) to mix things up a bit -- a long show.
June 19,2003 (show 26): Mash-ups aka bastard pop
May 6, 2003 (show 25): Brazillian hits and classics from the likes of Jobim, Costa, Bethania, the Velosos, Ze, Tribalistas, and more.
September 16,2002 (show 24): Sound sculpture from the FMR label, with Max Eastly, Hugh Davies, Baschet and friends. Australia's Loop Orchestra demonstrates the uses of tape loops and reel-to-reels, with no computers or samplers, from mostly mid-90's recordings. And, some Windy & Carl to fill the morning in.
August 19,2002 (show 23): The Priapus (Kansas label) compilation "Pieces of a Utopian Puzzle", a bit from Telegenic & Jarboe, and an overview of field recordings from phonography.org
August 5, 2002 (show 22): The sound of insects in stored foodstuffs- weevils eating corn and the like. Chantel Dumas directs Joelle Leandre, Shelly Hirsch, and Silvia Ococugne, with other performers in "Le parfum des femems", audio art on emigration and migration. Alan Lamb's Wire Music- recordings of cables singing in the Australian wind. Christopher DiLaurenti's "3 Camels for Orchestra" bring us into Mixed Up Class:
Some organ & footstomping tunes from Moondog's "New Sound for an Old Instrument", Katherine Boyes survey of "Piano Portraits of the Seasons by Women Composers", performances & historical digging by Muzikas for their Bartok album, Backhaus performing Brahams, uncanny Midaeval rendition of Black Sabbath in Latin by Rondellus, and a hip tribute to Debussy by the Art of Noise.
July 22, 2002 (show 21): Christopher Delaurenti reprises the 1999 Seatlle WTO protest, plus Rod Poole and Speculum Fight (Damion Romero) from the good and late WIN Records of Los Angeles.
April 15th, 2002 (show 20): Classic environmental recordings. Peter Cusak returns with "Your Favourite London Sounds", featuring the people's choices. Then hours of the great outdoors- and a heartbeat- from the still-popular 70's & early 80's "Environments" and "Solitudes" series.
November 2, 2001 (show 19): Some 80's post-punk with the excellent "miniatures" compilation, fifty one-minute wonders. Larry Wendt & Nicolas Collins with dated and yet still relevant material from a 1986 cassette release. Bob Ostertag closes the 80's with "Sooner or Later". Then a little Y2k+1 action with the Halloweeny "Skull Mailbox" by Bob Drake.
August 27, 2001: Elevator- ahem, Lounge music. Relax with Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Arthur Lyman, and Esquivel. Plus a genuine Muzak LP for comparison!
August 20, 2001: Bringing it all back home with Peter Lang's take on American Classic. Acoustic 6 & 12 guitar, mostly. Accessable tunes. Some mandolin, early guitar synths here and there. Stay tuned for an interview with Lang between one and 3pm!
Also filled in for Mixed Up Class again, with I Fiagolini performing Monteverdi, and Plunderphonic's mixed-up classics.
August 13, 2001: Blends- Sandy Bull. Bluesy and worldly, acoustic and electric, guitars and oud. April 11 2001 R.I.P.
August 6, 2001: Steffan Basho-Junghans, abstract acoustic guitar. Fleur de Lis, in search of the eagle's voice
July 30, 2001: Eugene Chadbourne's "out-there" guitar improvs- insect & western, "volume 2", zu, etc.
July 23, 2001: Ocsid-EG Lewis & co. IBM- Bruce Gilbert & Pan sonic, etc.
July 16, 2001: Jon Rose. The Fence(s), Italian baths, Violin Music for Restaurants, the Hyperstring Project.
July 9 no show
July 2, 2001: Finishing up the Cunningham w/"greaves, cunningham". Then Robbie Basho's "Voice of the Eagle" (and what a voice!) and the Prague Mozart Trio's perfomances of compositions by Czechs "Brixi, Matous, Anon"
June 25, 2001: (Also did Romain's Mixed Up Class for a six hour extravaganza) David Cunningham continues with collaborations: "Ghost Dance" soundtrack w/Michael Giles and Jamie Muir, "Yellow Box" w/Peter Gordon, "Artificial Homeland" w/Angela Jaeger.
Delved into the short-lived Factory Classical label for Mixed Up Class: Graham Fitkin's "Flak", Michael Finnissy's "Country Music" and Steve Martland's "Babi Yar".
June 18, 2001: (Also did Romain's Mixed Up Class for a six hour extravaganza) David Cunningham: with Jah Lloyd "The Secret Dub Life of the Flying Lizards", "Water", "Grey Scale", "Ext. Night", "Voiceworks".
Mixed Up Class continues with the English, "Music of Neglected English Composers" as compiled and produced by Roger Eno, "An English Collection" from Kenwest Records.
June 11, 2001:(show 8)Coils "Musik to Play in the Dark", "Worship the Glitch", cyclobe (w/Death in June) "luminous darkness"
June 4, 2001:(show 7) David Abir's excellent ambient piece Movement A, Study 33. Some readings by M Gira. Miya Masaoka's "Sound of Naked Men"
Sometime in May?:"Lum & Abner" good-natured old-time radio (though a bit out of time). I can't quite remember what else.
May 7, 2001:(show 6) Electric Trombonist/experimenter and storyteller Nicolis Collins. "It was a Dark and Stormy Night", "Sound without Picture", and his collaboration with Peter Cusak.
April 30, 2001:(show 5) Environmental recordist, guitarrist/misc. stringed instrument player Peter Cusak brings sounds from around London into our homes, with perhaps some extras thrown in. "Where is the Green Parrot", "Day for Night" w/Max Eastley, and the story of the River Lea.
March 19th-April 23rd:(shows 1-4) The Complete Works of Eric Satie.
sometime earlier, during KZSU's winter '00/01 random schedule:Faust's box set "The Wumme Years"
and a prototype for Goodnight Moon: broadcasting the entire recording of the first Telerama, Pittsburgh c. 1990, while subbing for Sarah Lopez's 3-6am timeslot, 1994 or '95- a very popular show.