Month: October 2016
First treaters: 6:13.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-31T18:40:34
Not bad, I guess.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-31T18:13:30
First treaters: 6:13.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-31T17:52:24
Our walk up, tonight. Not spectacular, but it should work.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-31T15:56:10
One more time.
For the kids.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-31T07:42:12
I better start exploring this haunted house.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-30T18:07:54
Zombied II: The Sequel.
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Facebook Post: 2016-10-29T05:45:26
You know… just thinking deep thoughts.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-28T21:45:47
Getting ready to close out the Spook-tacular season with more call-in ghost stories. Live on KMUZ and on Mid-Valley Mutations. 10 PM, Sharp
Facebook Post: 2016-10-28T07:56:34
At 98, it is hardly a tragedy. But what a bummer. One of the original horror hosts – Vampira was the only other one before him – has passed. Expect a small Zacherly tribute tonight on the program.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-27T20:09:28
Between the Bundy bungle in court, and the horrors being visited upon pipeline protesters, It is very hard to feel very positive about this country today.
And now we gotta vote to stop a fascist from taking power?
Fuck you, America.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-25T10:19:56
New desk acquisition.
I am thrilled and honored to have a piece I made be included on this incredible compilation, 23 Seconds ov Time – Volume 13.
I appear on the 16th track, and my piece is called “Rocket Summer.” Mid-Valley Mutations fans may recognize the sample from The Martian Chronicles episode, but repurposed differently for this song.
There’s some choice experimental artists among the 53 who contributed to this collection, including friend of the show Uneasy Chairs, who kicks off this comp, and Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, who are incredible. I’m very pleased that they used my submission and I’m very proud to be included with so many other great artists.
The album is free, and if you like experimental music, this is a must have.
And there are 12 other volumes available, too. Collect them all.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-24T10:56:55
Unless something goes horribly wrong in the foreseeable future, I finally have my teeth fixed.
Now, I just have to take care of them.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-23T17:07:17
We’re nearing the end of the Halloween Season, and I prepared so much for our Ghost Stories program that we need to do one more round.
Have you had an experience you can’t explain? Something weird, supernatural, or downright spooky? Call in with your story, and be a part of the show.
Celebrate this Spook-tacular the way it was meant to be.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-23T14:39:25
I remember all the reasons people used to give to explain why it was a bad idea to vote for Obama.
But, eight years later, I’m so happy I didn’t have McCain or Romney in office this whole time.
Here’s to hoping I feel a similar kind of happiness in eight years.
WTBC New Releases
We have been doing our best to provide as much quality entertainment as possible on the shoe-string budget that is best suited to these modern times, and with that in mind, we have completely updated our Bandcamp.com Store with new and exciting releases that are of interest to you.
In the period before I began at KMUZ, I was doing a show on an Internet station, Wanting To Be Cool In Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen. While they became a very comforting home to me and my work when I was not on broadcast radio, in the time since they have become dedicated to documenting the work we’re doing, and capturing some of the performances that happen on our program.
To that end, there are now downloadable versions of the live performances and interviews we have had on Mid-Valley Mutations, where you can enjoy bespoke digital albums of each act, without the clutter of the rest of the broadcast that you have come to know and love. The albums contain full performances by the artist we’ve had on the show, and in a few cases, material you haven’t yet heard!
The collaboration between myself and devilsclub entitled “Beware of Tomorrow!”
Two complete live sets by Guyve, including a lot of material that could not fit into the hour long show!
The Digital FM Split Tape! (Featuring live performances by Entresol & Entrail, including 15 minutes of music between the two of them that did not air during the boradcast!)
A nearly 51 minute performance by Portland Improvisational Mavericks, Fiasco!
And a manic, Pledge Drive Performance by Manual Sex Drive.
All of these albums are free to enjoy and download, for the time being. This is your chance to pick up a ton of excellent recordings that are unique to Mid-Valley Mutations. However, if you are so inclined, please make a donation for all of this excellent entertainment. Any purchases you do make will go to supporting KMUZ, and keeping that station on the air.
In addition to these, you can also pick up Interviews, which contains 13 different interviews with artists who have been on the program. These are extended conversations with musicians about the work of creativity and music in the 21st Century, and offer a chance to get to know the people we play on the program. You will not hear these conversations anywhere else, and it’s just another way we like to give back to the listeners at home.
There are also a number of other audio treasures over there, so poke around and see if you find something you like. We hope that you won’t be sorry.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-21T21:26:35
Getting ready to tell Ghost Stories tonight on Mid-Valley Mutations and KMUZ. Call in with your story: 503-990-6101.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-20T16:31:55
What creative project are you looking forward to these days?
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Today I will do my best to remember that at 5:00 PM, I can stop thinking about work and watch the Arrow Season Two finale.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-19T20:30:20
Halloween Music makes me pretty happy, for sure.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-19T16:45:52
What was the name of that band you never managed to start?
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New art for the house.
Marla has such excellent taste.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-18T06:47:59
Today I will use the majesty of Rock Music to prevent other people from ruining my day.
May the Power of Rock n Roll compel you!
Facebook Post: 2016-10-16T21:32:53
Dinner with Meghan and her beau: fantastic.
Being an adult is fun sometimes.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-16T07:17:52
I forgot about the genius of Share If You Agree.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-16T07:17:04
From when I used to try and fill an index card a day. I did pretty good for a while. (I miss you, Max Headroom.)
Facebook Post: 2016-10-15T22:58:20
We saw Little Shop of Horrors stage show tonight and it was amazing.
So many of those songs make me cry. What a great night.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-14T21:48:22
It’s a stormy night at KMUZ, and Mid-Valley Mutations is gonna go live with Monster Music! It’s a Halloween Spook-tacular with Arvo Zylo, at 10 PM, sharp!
Facebook Post: 2016-10-14T19:36:29
Are you ready for Halloween Music? Tonight, tune in for vintage monster music, hosted by Arvo Zylo of No part of it Records. It’s all part of the way Mid-Valley Mutations celebrates the holidays. 10 PM, sharp!
Facebook Post: 2016-10-14T06:15:31
The season has changed.
It’s undeniable now.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-13T22:11:02
It’s raining pretty hard.
And that’s what’s really important.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-11T20:18:36
The 1981 version of Clash of the Titans is one of my favorite films.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-11T07:37:04
Don’t we all.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-11T07:16:25
The weirdest part about Arrow is that Diggle never once calls the rest of the cast out on all their honky privilege bullshit they’re constantly “going through.”
Facebook Post: 2016-10-09T20:28:54
I watched two hours of Arrow, and it failed to sway my voting decision.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-09T06:07:11
Is this like that dumb Family Circus joke?
Facebook Post: 2016-10-08T19:26:59
I remember, back in the Dubya Days, thinking to myself, “it’s gonna take a while for them to top a down-home cokey Skull ‘n’ Bones cast-off.”
It’s like I was challenging the universe to outdo him.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-08T16:36:53
Hey. I designed the cover of this record by /root_DIR, and it’s finally in my hot little hands. And it sounds pretty great.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-08T09:22:49
What a wonderful bunch of hoodlums. Thanks Manual Sex Drive for a wild night!
Facebook Post: 2016-10-07T21:02:38
Getting ready for tonight’s two-hour extravaganza. I’m #thankful4KMUZ because we get to hang out with this microphone guy every week, especially when my wife is out of town. But I’m thankful for radio every day, and I find the opportunities in community radio incredibly rewarding. If you can, please donate, and help keep stations like this on the air.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-07T16:04:39
The only thing that unites us, is our Dr. Martin’s boots… and that none is us will use that bathroom, ever.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-05T17:11:40
She’s about three inches across, now that I can get up close.
She can have the basement, for all I care.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-05T06:58:00
I would have preferred they add the “dislike” feature over this, personally.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-04T16:47:31
Finally. I know how I’m voting.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-04T14:48:34
Why aren’t you mad?
Really: I want to know.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-04T12:46:20
“Writing is a demanding profession and a selfish one. And because it is selfish and demanding, because it is compulsive and exacting, I didn’t embrace it. I succumbed to it.”
– Rod Serling.
I could say the same about radio, too.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-04T07:09:49
One thing that has changed over the last 16 years: My interest in zombie stories has decreased as the cultural interest in zombie stories has increased. It’s a nearly direct relationship.
Part of it is over-saturation. But the quality has dropped significantly, too.
I’m not entirely out of it. There’s a few things here and there that are interesting. But on the whole, it’s just gotten sad, and unfulfilling.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-04T06:45:27
I want this painting in my den.
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Good Hello. In less than an hour Geekly-Update will begin a two hour show that we think will entertain. Doing this show is one reason why we are #thankful4KMUZ. Please, if you can afford it, every little bit keeps KMUZ on the air, and makes community radio thrive in your area. Your support makes what we do possible. Thanks.
Halloween Spook-tacular, 2016!
While not the production it was last year, I wanted to quickly mention that we are celebrating Halloween the old fashioned way, and yes, that involves your podcast feed.
Mid-Valley Mutations is offering bonus episodes on Mondays and Wednesdays of October, for a total of 13 Holiday podcasts. Four of these shows will air on KMUZ, as the shows do normally. (10 PM, Friday nights.) But there are nine gems, hand picked from our 13 years of producing Halloween Radio. This is a chance to hear the many permutations our program has perpetrated, and gives you ample bonus material for that impending holiday party.
You can find all of our holiday entertainment using this handy link: midvalleymutations.com/category/halloween-spook-tacular
Or by enjoying the podcast feed, available in all your local podcatchers of choice.
Happy Holidays, from us, and Mid-Valley Mutations.
Be Seeing You.
Facebook Post: 2016-10-01T19:33:09
I made some art today.
It felt really good.