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Episode Seven: Public Service
April 17, 2009 11:04 AM PDT
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Public service? Yeah, I'm stretching a bit. I'm working on the Masters thesis and am a bit brain fried. I've actually forgotten my PIN number three times this month, a number I've had for seven or so years! Public service refers to the public service announcements I scattered through the show, starting with the old Cold War era "Duck and Cover," as well as appearances by Alf, Clint Eastwood, Cookie Monster, and more. As far as the tunes go, here' the rundown:

Mike Oldfield- "Hergest Ridge" Hell Preachers Inc- "Time Race" Writing on the Wall- "Bogeyman" Vampires Sound Incorporation- "Kon Kubination" Temple of Bon Matin- "Coloring Book" Ofege- "Gbe Mi Lo" Rolling Stones- "Too Much Blood"(dub version) Nik Turner- "Horus" This Heat- "Horizontal Hold" Sky Saxon and the Seeds- "Colorized Bottles" Loop- "Straight to your Heart" Wooden Shjips- "Aquarian Time" Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound- "Drunken Leaves" The Monks- "I Hate You" Velvet Underground- "Heroin" Roky Erickson- "Don't Shake Me Lucifer" Flower Travellin Band- "Satori II" Boris/Merzbow- "Walrus"

The gem of the week is the Rolling Stones "Too Much Blood," a song that appeared on Undercover back in 1983. This is the dub version of the song, and it is completely freaked out. It's a great jam from a hugely under rated album.

Episode Six: Avoiding the Kool-Aid
April 09, 2009 12:30 AM PDT
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Apologies for missing a week. I had technical difficulties last Tuesday that led to the loss of my podcast file. Frustrating, to say the least.No worries though, I'm back on track this week. No theme this time around. The episode title refers to the ominous Jim Jones outtakes that lead into the equally disturbing Comus track kicking off the show. Here's the complete track listing:

Comus- "Drip Drip" Daniel Higgs- "Living in the Kingdom of Death" Fire on Fire- "Amnesia" Big Blood- "Wrinkles and Ribbons" Circulus- "Miri it is" Wooden Shjips- "Motorbike" Lobby Loyde- "Relgon Hall" Achim Reichel and the Machines- "Beautiful Babylon" Giant Brain- "Ausgestzt" Loop- "Mother Sky" The Deep- "Pink Ether" Fire- "Could you Understand Me" Edgar Broughton Band- "Death of an Electric Citizen" Zior- "Entrance of the Devil/The Chicago Spine" Endless Boogie- "Smokin' Figs in the Backyard" Pat Metheny- "Electric Counterpoint (Part 1)" Diagonal- "Semi Permeable Men-brain"

I'll be moving in a few weeks, so I'm not sure how many more shows I have left. No worries though- I have plenty of material to still get to. Enjoy!

Episode Five: All Keyed Up
March 26, 2009 08:50 AM PDT
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Whew. Finally back on track! Unfortunately, our pirate radio headquarters had to relocate because of a fire at our former residence. This is why there has not been a new episode in a couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone who stuck with us and thanks to everyone checking out the new episode. This week's theme is all about the keyboards: Hammonds, Moogs, pianos, synthesizers, and all the rest. Here's the lineup:

Salem Mass- "Witch Burning" Harmonia- "Watussi" Current 93- "The Nylon Lion Attacks as Kingdom" Heldon- "ICS Machinque" Black Mountain- "Evil Ways" Barney Wilen- "Dear Professor Leary" Atilla- "California Flash" The Ghost- "When You're Dead" The Monks- "Monk Time" Goblin- "Profondo Rosso" Tim Blake- "Midnight" Walter Carlos- "Switched on Bach" Zombi- "Spirit Warrior" Farflung- "R-Complex" Jane- "Daytime" Egg- "Fugue in D Minor" The Vertigo Swirl- "Welcome to my Carnival" John Cale & Terry Reilly- "Church of Anthrax" Les Maledictus Sound- "Radio Pirate Program"

I think it's a pretty good balance of both new and old material. Atilla features a young Billy Joel on fuzzed-out organ and is totally worth checking out. I'm looking for suggestions for future episode themes, so send me some ideas.

Episode Four: In Three or Less
March 05, 2009 09:04 AM PST

Soundboard recording of 3/03/09 Humboldt Free Radio Alliance (HFRA) radio broad cast. "In Three or Less" is the theme of the week, with all songs clocking in at three minutes or less in length. Needless to say, this means I did not open with the usual gratuitously long track of the evening, but I'm sure you understand. The playlist:

Chocolate Watchband- "Let's Talk About Girls"
The Monks- "Higgle-Dy Piggle-Dy"
Brothers Unlimited- "What We Need is Harmony"
Black Merda- "Cynthy Ruth (alt take)"
Sonics- "The Witch"
Dennis Coffey-"Big City Funk"
White Hills- "Coming for You"
Amon Duul II "Chewing Gum Telegram"
Pink Floyd- "See Emily Play"
Goblin- "Death Dies"
The Invaders- "Look a Py Py"
The Barbarians- "Are you a Boy or are you a Girl?"
MC5- "Kick out the Jams"
Nazz- "Open my Eyes"
The Shadows of Night- "Oh Yeah"
Comets on Fire- "Holy Teeth"
Wellwater Conspiracy- "Shel Talmy"
Chubby Checker- "Ballad of Jimi"
The Pretty Things- "Oh Baby Doll"
Captain Beefheart- "Abba Zabba"
Strawberry Alarm Clock- "Nightmare of Percussion"
The Leaves- "Hey Joe"
The Hombres- "Let it Out"
The Velvet Underground- "Sunday Morning"
The Electric Prunes- "Hideaway"
Randy California- "Walkin the Dog"
Fields- "Take you Home"
Sir Lord Baltimore- "Ain't got Hung on You"
Hawkwind- "Motorhead"
Fifty Foot Hose- "Red the Sign Post"
Socrates Drank the Conium- "Lovesick Kids Blues"
Thirteenth Floor Elevators- "You're Gonna Miss Me"
The Seeds- "Pushing too Hard"
The Gestures- "Run, Run, Run"
Comus- "In the Lost Queen's Eyes"
Charlie and Esdor- "Kan Du Hitta En Vag"

There's a few sound clips and vintage commercials mixed in for good measure. The story behind the Chubby Checker track is pretty interesting. Thanks for listening. Support the other HFRA podcasts. Feedback is appreciated.

Episode Three: Globe Trotting
February 25, 2009 07:58 PM PST

Soundboard recording of 2/24/09 Humboldt Free Radio Alliance (HFRA) radio broad cast.This was a fun week, as I have not had much time to listen to music during my hectic semester. I had a pile of recently arrived albums waiting for me, so I decided to indulge in an evening of ethnically-tinged international psych. I did minimal planning for this show and just went with what struck my mood. Obviously I have been grooving on African and Turkish music lately. Here's the low down:

Fela Kuti (Nigeria)-"Let's Start" A-Cads (South Africa)-"Down the Road" African People (Africa)-"Stop Pushing" Orchestra Super Jheevs Des Poilletes (West Africa)-"Ye Nan Lon Nan" Ofeje (Nigeria)-"Adieu" Conjunto Night Stars (Mozambique)-"She Only Wants a Friend" Chrissy Zebby Tembo (Zambia)-"My Ancestors" Group Bombino (Niger)-"Tenere" 3 Urel (Turkey)-"Omur Biter Yol Bimez" Bunalim (Turkey) "Tas Ver Kopek Yok" Aybatti (Turkey)-"Fikret Kizliok" Erkin Koray (Turkey)-"Istemem" Dolana Dolana (Turkey)-"Mustafa Ozkent Ve" Selda (Turkey)-"Meydan Sizindir" Boris Manco (Turkey)-"Derule" The News (Lebanon)-"From the Moon" John Berberian (Armenia via NYC)-"The Oud and the Fuzz" Groupe El Azhar (Algeria)-"Mazal Nesker Mazal" Aguaturbia (Chile)-"Erotica" Os Mutantes (Brazil)-"A Minha Menina" Objectivo (Portugal)-"Gin Blues" Ernan Roch (Mexico)-"The Train" Arnaud Rodriguez (Brazil)-"Murituri" Illes (Hungary)-"Nem Erdekel Amit Mondsz" November (Sweden)-"Mount Everest" Råg I Ryggen (Sweden)-"Det Kan Val Inte Vara Farligt" Czerwone Gitary (Poland)-"Coda" Sinn Sisamouth (Cambodia)-"Maxy Maxy" Teddy Robin & the Playboys (Hong Kong)-"Magic Colours" Confusions (Japan)-"Voice from the Inner Soul" Samouth & Sothea (Cambodia)- "Have a Caramel"

The info for the last track may be incorrect. Let me know if you know the artist or title to be otherwise. Each episode is getting better in quality. Most of the levels should be pretty even.Thanks for listening. Feedback is always appreciated.

Episode Two: Astral Travel
February 18, 2009 11:06 PM PST

There are some issues with Itunes playback. If you download and play through Itunes, the episode cuts out at 13:27. Until I figure out what's wrong, you're best off with just streaming. Sorry.

Soundboard recording of 2/17/09 Humboldt Free Radio Alliance (HFRA) radio broadcast. Psych Out! is a show that focuses on playing psych, fuzz, garage, folk, kraut, space, freak, acid, and related genres. This week's episode loosely centers on a space theme.

I had some requests to include a full playlist with the episode notes, so here it goes:

Heldon-"Stand By" Sun Ra-"Rocket Number Nine" Cosmic Jokers-"Kinder des Alles" Nik Turner-"Space Station Announcement" Khan-"Stargazers" Tangerine Dream-"Sunrise in the Third System" Farflung-"Unborn Planet" Pet Genius-"Cosmic Erosion" Achim Reichel and the Machines-"Cosmic Vibration" Captain Beefhart-"Moonchild" Strawberry Alarm Clock-"Sitting on a Star" Pussy-"Comets" Hell Preachers Inc.-"Spy in Space" Astral Navigations-"Yesterday" Witch-"Space God" Zombi-"Cosmic Powers" Mel Powell-"Second Electric Setting" Hawkwind-"Space is Deep" Ozric Tentacles-"Fast Dots" Pink Floyd-"Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun" Tweak Bird-"Space Ships" Gong-"Fohat Digs Holes in Space"

Per usual, there are also some vintage sound bites and movie promos spliced into the mix (not included on the playlist). I'm much happier with how this week's session went, as last week's bugs are slowly getting worked out.There are some level issues here and there, but overall it went well. Keep listening. Leave some feedback.

Episode One: Mind Expansion
February 12, 2009 08:32 AM PST

Soundboard recording of 2/10/09 Humboldt Free Radio Alliance (HFRA) radio broadcast. Psych Out! is a show that focuses on playing psych, fuzz, garage, folk, kraut, space, freak, acid, and related genres. This week's episode loosely centers on an LSD theme and features music from artists such as Acid Mothers Gong, Lobby Loyd, Wooden Shjips, Spacemen 3, Can, Guru Guru, The Alps, Les Maledictus Sound, The Electric Prunes, and more. There are also some vintage sound bites and movie promos spliced into the mix. Because the HFRA is a pirate station, we don't have the most advanced equipment, so we're still working out the kinks and trying to get the levels correct. Keep checking it out!