This is all coming out, right now! Today!
Cancel Every Show. It’s just easier that way, I think.
The worst part about the Marvel vs. DC debate is that DC sucks no matter what decade it happens to be.
The water was tested days ago, folks. You’ve already had some by now…
The day “Ice Pirates” was suddenly remembered and considered relevant to Salem residents.
It is very easy to get distracted, and some of the most skilled distractors have been at work recently. But we must remember an old political truism that Douglas Adams so eloquently summarized: a President’s job is not to wield power, but to draw attention away from it.
There’s only one Trump scandal, but the news treats it like hundreds of little scandals. What are the hundreds or problems out in the world that we’re being misdirected away from?
“There are not many Trump scandals. There is one Trump scandal. Singular: the corruption of the American government by the president and his associates, who are using their official power for personal and financial gain rather than for the welfare of the American people, and their attempts to shield that corruption from political consequences, public scrutiny, or legal accountability.”
This one is more true now than ever.
Some behind-the-scenes photos of me, Auntie Viviwa & Stefan The Puppeteer (David Duncan) making Radio Exotica on KMUZ.
Here’s a spoiler for listening to my guest appearance on Radio Exotica on KMUZ. This is some serious relaxing music. Enjoy!
If you want to know how to make my secret Tiki Cocktail Recipe that involves Bourbon and not Rum, then this is the show for you. Plus: we play lots of fun exotica records, for two hours. You need to listen to this.
We’re about to go live on Radio Exotica on KMUZ. Mix up a drink and get settled in. We’re gonna play some mellow tunes and chill out in the afternoon. Join us in KMUZ.org.
Do you like Tiki Music, radio and cocktails? Then tune in at 4 PM to hear me on Radio Exotica on KMUZ, where I’ll be talking about that stuff and more with Auntie Viviwa. This should be a lot of fun!
I don’t usually support the military, or their actions, but soldiers are another matter. Sometimes they don’t want to be fighting. Other times they are doing a job that both sides in our political system call for, and it is hard to hold the soldiers accountable. And when the system is unfair and needs reform, soldiers are often unable to step up as vocal participants in these movements, unfortunately due to many retaliatory reasons that keep their voices silent. The reasons soldiers are maligned are awful; the reason the military is maligned as an entity makes total sense.
My Grandfather and Great-Grandfather were both soldiers who were involved in big Wars: WWII and WWI, respectively. I never knew my Great-Grandfather, but my Grandfather was not defined by his military experience. I didn’t even know he was in the war for many years. But he was many things to many people at different times in his life, and it shouldn’t be surprising that there were unplumbed depths to his personality that I never got to know. I guess, more than anything, I just regret not being able to ask him about this.
I miss you Chet.
(Photos curtesy of Penelope Rich Bartsch.)
“We want our old Future back!”
Nation of Ulysses tried to save us. Why didn’t we listen?
“Always brings me down…”
Pere Ubu (band), Mission of Burma, Vivian Girls, Drats!!!, The Wipers, The Minutemen, The Red Krayola, Stereolab, The Bangles, NoMeansNo, Germs, Flaming Lips, The Who, Unwound, Buzzcocks, Brian Eno, William Shatner and more. Available for stream or download. Philosophy Rock gets REAL.
Uhm, duh. I’m 20 years in and I’ve met very few sane Radio folk.
That was a close call.
“If I could choose to believe or not to believe, you know I would choose not to. Not to not to.”
I think about this image way too often. Thanks for the reminder, Jeremy Hight.
I become more worried about this with each passing day.
New t-shirt idea: “I Feel Very Strongly About The First Flipper Album And I Vote”
It’s Tuesday, so it must be Open Mic Night. I’m running A/V. Come on down!
I know this may sound awful, but I have no sympathy for the kid. He’s getting off somewhat lightly, considering we lost that beautiful forest forever. And there’s this:
“The boy can set up a payment plan, though payments can be halted after 10 years as long as he complies, completes probation and doesn’t commit other crimes.”
So he’ll barely put a dent in that 30 million after 10 years. But maybe he’ll learn his lesson by having to make those payments forever if he commits another crime. Does that offset the animal life that was lost in the fire?
Douglas Hoffman, making everyone at The Space Concert Club cry.
Rock and Roll.
Helping with A/V support with this show tonight. Starts in 40 minutes, the second anniversary of The Space Concert Club! Help us have a happy birthday.
Holy Shit! You’re missing out…
It’s May Fools tonight at The Space.
This is about to get rolling. You should join me.
I keep hearing “lowest ever turnout.” But, like, every election my entire life. What are the other two thirds of you doing that’s so important?
Colorado gets cooler every day.
Wow. The US Air Force is classy.
I hate to be that guy, but the New Rocky & Bullwinkle animated cartoon is actually really good. Is that blasphemy?
Sesame Street is so maudlin. The sounds have a ‘70s sadness to them, the lessons have a somber undercurrent. So much Kids culture of my childhood really has sadness as an element or undercurrent, and I don’t think it’s the nostalgia; the music is often minor key and downbeat. (Watership Down.) What was wrong with us? Everything I grew up with just fills me with sadness, but is presented as happy joyful cartoons. How did this happen?
Fuck me, what a mess. Every issue is hopelessly connected to everything else.
This was a super-fun night, and Some Kind of Nightmare really know how to kick some ass. You’ll like this one.
I have a soft spot for this one. I’ll always have your records. Goodbye.
“Grog just threw a bone in the air and it just turned into a spaceship.”
Live experimental music, now!
To all of those that can’t even front, Happy Holidays!
My love is as permanent as this tattoo.
I’m still mad at modern pop culture for ruining the greatest novelty song ever recorded.
Don’t let the holiday stop you from the things you truly love.
Happy Mothra’s Day, everyone.
It was great to reconnect with The Weatherman (Buddy Runyan), and we talked for nearly two hours. You can hear the good bits here.
Forgot to snap a photo yesterday of the pizza I made, but here’s a “day two” photo. The crust came out just right this time.
WTBC Radio In Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen is having a contest, and you could win a photo package for your band or art project. Give us an email with your best written reason why you should be photographed, and you might win a free photography package!
I didn’t realize how often I sing this to myself, almost 40 years later. The dancing skunks rule.
This is gonna be fun. Tune in and hear us talk about our moms!
It certainly seems like something has metaphored. #Spring
Something’s a little off about this one.
It’s open mic night at The Space Concert Club tonight. All genres and performance styles welcome! (Experimental included.) Perform your thing in front of a supportive audience. I’m running sound, so you know it’ll be fun! See you there.
Who wants to loan me a few hundred dollars?
Watching Michael’s FB videos and thrift store shenanigans are some of the highlights of being on social media. This conversation was a blast.
Do you juggle? Are you an artisanal whistler? Can you perform stage magic? Do you have a non-musical act that you would like to perform in front of an audience? Maybe something a little weird of off-center? (Stupid Human Tricks?) What are your strange hidden talents?
Here’s a major summer bummer, and we’re barely into the nice weather. One of my favorite punk outfits is momentarily hanging up the grind. They’re going on a farewell tour to support their newest release – WILSONCORE – and will play a number of shows as they wrap up this phase of their career. /root_DIR is probably playing near you, so if you wanna catch them as they wind things down, here’s the where and when. Plan accordingly. They kick off this “Game Over Man” tour at The Space Concert Club, so do not miss this incredible event!
I wonder what my grandfather and I would have talked about now that I’m grown up?
I’m running sound for this low-key show at the The Space Concert Club that starts in 20 minutes! Come on down! Early show, all ages.
I’m very excited about this Variety Show I’ve organized at The Space Concert Club, which features comedy and punk rock (and other things, too) into one incredible evening of entertainment that you won’t want to miss. We recommend you show up early, as this will most likely wrap at 10, as we’re trying to keep it All Ages. But regardless of your age, please get some snacks and drinks, and enjoy a wild Mother’s Day program where anything can happen. See you there!
Stop Wearing Pants! #FeydHasSpoken
New acquisitions. My friend Chelsey was downsizing and decided to get rid of the last of her records. Here’s a few of the choice selections from this pile. Thanks Chelsey! Time for an industrial 12” get down.
Have you ever thought to yourself: I enjoy radio, but I’d like more background hiss when I listen to it.
Well, you are in luck, my friend.
Salem Taco Crawl! Thanks Jessica for making Marla and I meet up for cocktails and tacos, as everyone should do from time to time.
I have been at KMUZ now for two years, and this Friday is my 100th episode of all-original experimental radio mixes for the Mid-Valley, and I couldn’t be prouder of all 100 episodes. But this also marks a number of anniversaries: 25 Years making zines, 24 Years playing music and putting on shows, 20 Years in radio, 18 Years making web-content, 14 Years podcasting, and Five years making films. So spring is always very meaningful to me, especially since it’s also my birthday.
With that in mind, here’s a show of all-new content, by (mostly) new artists from the last few years, with a new theme and concept that I’ve never done before. I’ve played tapes on the show before, just never a whole show like this. And nearly every inch of this program features new acquisitions and new people you can go and see play music NOW. SO there’s that, too.
I love making radio, and I pour my heart and soul into it. And I think that the shows are good, too, so please, tune in, and enjoy some excellent tune, and help me celebrate a quarter century of making my own brand of art. I wouldn’t want to spend it with anyone else but you.
Stopped in to see the work of Jessica Ramey on display to the public for the first time. Holy cow, this stuff is rad! I hope she sells it all. Well done.
Finally, my conversation with Jeremy Hight can be shared with the world!
Does my racism make my weapons-obsessions look bigger?