Getting ready to go live with another Mid-Valley Mutations on KMUZ. Tonight: the usual weirdness, and: Herd William, live! 10 PM, sharp.
Performing repetitive yard work is admitting two things at once: You really do believe that it is a good replacement for real exercise, but like hiring someone to do yard work for you, you don’t care about either enough to actually spend money on it.
This narrative we force on the world is too arbitrary for my tastes.
I quite enjoy my new podcast. I hope you do, too.
Also pretty funny. Glad this one was my last. Don’t want to over-do it.
The best meme I’ve ever made.
Cool off with some free electronic music at The Space. Starts at 8, sharp.
What is your favorite record from before 1950? Mine: Big Rock Candy Mountain.
It’s so easy to forget. But it always seems like the thing to do.
You got six minutes? Watch the newest video by Sleep Millennium, out today. Here’s a few words that came to mind after I watched it. Enjoy.
Tonight, on KMUZ at 10 PM, sharp! We are having a show this Sunday at The Space Concert Club, where we are offering six different electronic experimental acts for your enjoyment. You can catch three of them on Mid-Valley Mutations performing live: Chemotroph, Luthor Maggot & Grease Beast. Tune in for modular synths and other electronic oddities. You won’t be sorry.
If we have to live in a universe where O45 is in office, at least it is the same universe where Roman Mars is making podcasts.
Some people would say that I have too many podcasts. I would say that only increases the odds that you will find one that you like. This one follows Ainsley, Joe & myself as we discuss some of the random crap that we find as part of our regular digital lives. You can give us an “enjoy” and follow us on social media, now.
I’m at that point in Veronica Mars where we’re almost done and I’m realizing I don’t want it to be.
And, my last of three recommendations for the next couple weeks: your 4th of July BBQ. What tunes are you playing?
And, in case you hadn’t heard, Krist Noveselic has a new band. And they’re playing here in Salem. Wanna check it out? I think you do.
And, also from the print edition, here’s my first of three picks for music that you should go and see, and soon! Who knew the Salem World Beat Festival is now 20 years old? Crazy.
Here’s my latest Salem Weekly Music piece, about a mix tape of music by bands that are playing in Salem between now and our next issue. All of this music is available now, so get to know current music from Salem, and let’s go see some shows! (Special thanks to Vic Hollywood for the idea / name.)
My live set today at The Taproot Lounge & Cafe as part of Make Music Day Salem. 30 minutes of Sci-Fi weirdness. Enjoy.
In case this slipped past your feed today: I have a new podcast that I do with Ainsley & Joe, where we discuss culture that somehow missed its mark. Do you like to laugh? Well, good luck with that. But in this episode, we talk about homemade food for sale on eBay, terrible kids toys, and a quick peek at the Hard Rock Billboard Music Charts for this week. “Why Did We Do This?” Available for stream or download. Enjoy.
Thank you Make Music Day Salem’s Instagram account (& Brian Hart) for snapping a pic of me at Taproot Lounge & Cafe today. What a great show. The staff at the Taproot are great, Julie Eaton busted her ass to make sure everything was going well, and it sounded pretty dope if you ask me. I’ll probably post some audio / video later. Thanks MMD!
Make Music Day begins.
New episode of “Why Did We Do This?” dropped last night. In this one, Ainsley, Austin & Joe journey through shitty kids toys, food you can buy from eBay, and a quick check-in with the Hard Rock Billboard Charts for this week. Our show’s in iTunes these days, and whydidwedothis.wordpress.com has all sorts of info and links about the show. Go ahead. Available for stream or download.
Join me, as I perform solo at Taproot Lounge & Cafe as part of Make Music Day Salem. This will be a sci-fi audio essay of Ray Bradbury’s classic Martian Chronicles tale, “And The Moon Be Still As Bright.” Support local experimental music, and enjoy a great piece of audio fiction, too. Hope to see you there.
“In our dreams we would hear…”
I’m relieved that my “zomething different” jokes will finally land again.
Eugene peeps: what are you up to this afternoon?
So, a horrible person is doing terrible things. And awful people are supporting him.
My question is: why is this surprising? Did the history of mankind tell a different story, and was life so very different, before this?
Horrible people will always convince awful people to support them.
But we should stop kidding ourselves if we are surprised by that truth. And, perhaps, follow Mr. Rogers’ advice, and look for the people who are helping instead, and focus our attention on them.
I’m at that phase in my life where the only person I want to be – and the only person I want to listen to – is Roxy Music era Brian Eno.
What a fuckin’ badass.
I thought I made a lot of progress today on some writing, only to get to near the end as it was in the page, only to realize I need a whole other section to actually get to the end I really want.
I want you to meet my friend, Sisyphus. We have a lot in common.
I like metal shows. Do you? If so, read my latest about the Witch Breath show the other day, and how great the local metalheads are, even on a school night.
Good News! I’ll be performing a solo set of experimental collage / electronic music at Taproot Lounge & Cafe as part of Make Music Day, Salem! I’m pretty excited. I’ll be on at 2:30, and the line-up there (and elsewhere that day) is pretty crazy. This will be a condensed example of what listening to Mid-Valley Mutations is like, and a good example of the kinds of weirdness we love to get up to. Please, come out, and enjoy! I think it’ll be a lot of fun.
Tomorrow, we’re getting a chance to interview a mover and a shaker in the local music scene, Mustin Douch. Not only a performer in an incredible number of bands in the area, he also handles the booking at Fifty Pub N’ Grub, and has a ton of good stories about working in the biz. Join us as he plays records, talks about music and what drives him, and offers us a glimpse into his musical world. This starts at 10 PM, sharp. Don’t be late!
Thanks again to everyone who came out last night for It’s A Comic Book Swap! at The Space Concert Club! Jessica & Jason brought the whole family, we met a handful of new friends who are eager to meet up again, and I traded off all my old Flash comics (and a handful of other gems) for this incredible haul, that I can’t wait to read! Special thanks to the staff for making nights like this so much fun, and to my understanding wife, who supported us on her birthday. (Thanks Marla.) Let’s do this again, soon!
UK Standard English.
Come for the Comics! Stay for the fun! Starts at 5. See you there.
And now for something completely different. You know all that stuff of culture that you usually manage to forget about, but occasionally stumble across and say, “Oh shit, this exists.” Ainsley, Austin & Joe offer an overview of some of the various cultural mishaps in the world, be they fidget spinners, terrible movies, or that weird habit that the tweakers next door seem completely obsessed about. “Why Did We Do This?” tracks the less elegant corners of pop culture, and now, you can too. We’re in iTunes, and for all our episodes (and a technology atheist RSS feed link), go to whydidwedothis.wordpress.com. Our pilot is up now, where Joe makes us guess how much certain films made. Listen, and rejoice!
You know, I don’t recall either.
In case this got lost in the shuffle this morning. We’re back. And we’re no longer important.
Hey, it’s a new episode of our show! And this one is about you. I bet you like it when middle aged people talk about TV and movies from 30 years ago that they loved oh so much. We know you do, you told us so on Myfacester+ and Twinstablr, and that’s why we recorded this one. Just for you. Because we know you are one of us. Gabba gabba, we accept you. We accept you. One of us. For stream or download.
Join us on the 23rd to help preview some of the groups that are playing in the upcoming Sunday Service Mutations Showcase 03! Experimental electronic music on the radio, and it’s all happening in your community! Join us!
Here’s another short piece for Salem Weekly Music, about Showtigers, and how much I love them, and why you should, too.
Really? Is it?
RIP Adam West.
Is it too late to regret all the things I haven’t said?
I think about this one a lot now-a-days.
Getting ready to go live on KMUZ with my Pledge Drive show. Bitches In The Beehive, live. Tune in, it should be a blast.
I started spontaneously crying today when I heard Orson Welles do a version of this scene on the radio:
Alexander: Oh, er, do you mind if I ask you a question, frankly? Do you love my daughter?
Peter: Any guy that’d fall in love with your daughter ought to have his head examined.
Alexander: Now that’s an evasion! … Do you love her?
Peter: A normal human being couldn’t live under the same roof with her without going nutty! She’s my idea of nothing!
Alexander: I asked you a simple question! Do you love her?
Peter: YES! But don’t hold that against me, I’m a little screwy myself!
10 PM, sharp! Our program is the last broadcast of KMUZ’s Pledge Drive this year, and we are already past our initial goal, and on our way to meeting our secondary goal, too! For every donor that contributes to KMUZ and mentions our program, they will receive an LP from my record collection as a thank you for their donation. As a thank you to those listening, we have Bitches in the Beehive, live! Make a donation, and help keep our show on the air.
Sometimes, just doing the things you like to do, you manage to do the right thing.
Some thoughts on the City of Pieces // Crown Larks (Chicago) Hump Day Rock Show! last night at The Space Concert Club with Crown Larks & City of Pieces. Sometimes, you do feel like you’re in the right place… if the music’s loud enough.
I’m torn. I’m so angry. But I’m also lazy.
Langry? Angzy? As you can see, I didn’t really think this post through…
Good show tonight.
Seriously, what was wrong with people in the ’70s?
I have very fond memories of watching this back in the ’90’s while on acid one morning. So long, Peter. Hope you enjoyed as much cheese as you could.
After almost 20 years, it’s time to retire this shirt. It’s served me well, but it’s time to say goodbye. After a final wash, it’ll go on my jacket as a patch. It never fit that well to begin with.
The test print looks good. Maybe another week or so of editing and this should be ready. A little longer than normal, but all quality material. Can’t wait to put it in your hands…
The KMUZ Pledge Drive is in full swing, and we need your help to keep the station running, and to keep Mid-Valley Mutations on the air. Go ahead and click this link, where you can donate to the station in whatever amount you can afford. This time, for everyone who donates in the name of Mid-Valley Mutations, you’ll receive an LP from my collection as a thank you gift for your donation. It’s my way of thanking you for keeping our show – and our station – going. So please, click, donate and enjoy.
The closer I think I’m getting to finishing a story, the end suddenly gets twice as far away as I thought.
This feels more relevant every day. We really do need to eliminate the ninnies and the twits.
Sort of sad I’m gonna miss this one. X-Day 20 proves to be interesting.
fagnostic.edu is currently unregistered.
This song seems particularly relevant in 2017.
“Famous Person” post = 200 Comments. “I love you. For real.” = 5 Comments.
No need for one-upmanship and hipsterism.
Can’t we all hate him in our own, special way, together?
Who is the least famous person you’ve met?
New episode of Roughshod Radio w/ Julie & Austin. This time, recorded live at The Taproot Lounge & Cafe.