Tag Archives: radio show

voicemail radio & prank calls


Fun concept: http://www.radiovoicemail.nl/ e.g. this week, dial +31619736048 for Ultra Eczema’s broadcast… More UE radio via http://www.ultraeczema.com/radio/index.html incidentally! And let’s not forget Dennis Tyfus & Vomgrill’s magnificent 0032 (0)3 2934834 lp either (cat. no. Ultra Eczema 46) which collects a selection of phone calls DT made daily between 2007-05-05 and 2007-07-29 as part of the Virus group exhibition at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis. You can hear the A side of the lp on UE’s Sc: http://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/dennis-tyfus-a-side-of-0032-0


from beasley street to beasley boulevard

The making of Beasley Street (1978) by John Cooper Clarke has just been described by Graeme Thomson in Uncut magazine Take 185 (“October 2012” but actually released 2012-09 – silly Britons), p. 56-58. The original studio recorded version of his poem can be found on JCC’s 1980 lp Snap, Crackle [&] Bop. on Epic, which was written, played, arranged & produced by the Cheese Nightmares aka the Invisible Girls (Martin ‘ZeroHannett & Steve Hopkins), ably assisted by Lynn Oakey, Pete Shelley, Trevor Spencer, Paul Burgess, Karl Burns, Toby, Dave Hassell, Stephanie Formula … and Vinni Reilly aka the Durutti Column! In 2008, Mr. Cooper Clarke wrote a sequel for BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken wordshow, viz. Beasley Boulevard“.

can’t wait for hologram mashups

After reading http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2012/06/live_fast_die_y.php one kind of wonders whether some sort of Hexstatic Negativland projection mashup might be possible, orchestrating a Dead Legends Supergroup … As for the clip above: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Jerry_And_The_Holograms + http://www.discogs.com/artist/Gerry+And+The+Holograms

matching mole two


Esoteric have reissued both Matching Mole albums as “Expanded Edition” 2cd’s with BBC Radio One ànd previously unreleased bonus tracks on a separate disc … There’s no significant overlaps with “Smoke Signals” (2001, live in Europe 1972) and “March” (2002, live in Europe 1972-03) on Cuneiform, though. These two tracks are off the second album “‘s Little Red Record” (CBS 1972, Esoteric 2012 cat. no. ECLEC 22312) as produced by Robert Fripp … Brian Eno plays VCS3 synth on Gloria Gloom(ulloder Richard D James), andGod songhas the most exquisite Robert Wyatt lyrics. “Starting in the middle of the day we can drink our politics away (take one)” and the utterly zany “Mutter” were recorded 1972-08 during album session recordings and have been previously unreleased hitherto.

bunker soldiers

… and the Peel version via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_Sessions_1979%E2%80%931983 and the studio version via http://uzine.posterous.com/carol-with-snowy-red-and-a-machine-or-two or http://www.discogs.com/Orchestral-Manoeuvres-In-The-Dark-New-Stone-Age-Bunker-Soldiers/release/2545637 or http://www.omd.uk.com/discography/orchestral_manoeuvres_in_the_dark

nagoski’s ottoman-american and other global musics from the past

= featurette by Matt Bowden of Dimmerswitch Productions, who’s also working on a New Orleans gospel documentary together with Zinnia Films. Baltimore collector Ian Nagoski has his Fonotopia radio show on WLOY, runs his own Canary record label and has compiled the Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics (1918-1955)” v/a cd for Dust-to-Digital (DTD10, 2007-11-20) and, more recently, the To What Strange Place: The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-1929v/a 3cd for Tompkins Square (TSQ2608, 2011). [Tnx4tip GS – also for tipping Don’t Trust Your Neighbors – Early Albanian Traditional Songs And Improvisations, 1920s-1930son Hinter (2011)!]

time of the season


Rod Argent wrote Time of the seasonfor the Zombies in 1967. Here’s an alternate mix, a 1968 Date USA promo jingle, some Kenny Everett zaniness broadcast 1968-04 on the BBC, and a live version from 1974. As for cover versions, see my next post