Side π Is My Favorite
Three Sided Record: “Jonathon Boober” b/w “Austin Rich” b/w “Miss Rikki”
(Featuring a two-hour block of solid DJing, by three complimentary curators of taste.)
The love don’t stop on this eight-hour extravaganza of incredible music happiness, and covering for the Whitechapel Circus this week, we presented three unique blocks of radio that completely capture our own unique personalities as DJs. For radio nerds, this is an interesting opportunity to see these two hours develop as we transition from one to the other. All three of have parallel – yet singular – visions of radio and music (and how they combine), and while it is easy enough to tell where one ends and the other begins, as a whole there is a cohesion that is compelling, and really fuckin’ rocks, too.
Kicking things off, Jonathon Boober launches into some of his favorite tunes that have been treating him right in recent months. His old program, Hogwash Hodgepodge & Musical Detritus, was an incredible show that was well worth your time, and I regularly lament that it is no longer a part of the KPSU line-up. However, you should check out his TV Show, Please Remain Seated, featuring cutting edge talk, music, art, & performance. His selections in music are incredible, and any time he is on the decks, you should listen.
Toward the middle of the first hour, he and I start trading off selections in the tradition of great DJ Battles of the past. This leads into a miniature solo-set, kicking off the top of hour two. This set gets a little strange, admittedly, but is a good companion piece to the 12 Noon hour from earlier in the day. I’m quite pleased with the results, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too. It’s an experimental Firesign / Folkways mash-up? Maybe?
Then, toward the second half of the second hour, Miss Rikki jumps in to finish things off, while I start setting up the next two bands who will appear on Closet Radio. While hosting two programs herself – both of which follow their own complex and thorny paths through goth and punk rock – her interests are quite varied and impressive, and I usually find a few gems I have never heard, coupled with a few moldy oldies that I haven’t heard in ages.
What makes this show interesting (to me) is that we are really just making it up as we go. None of us had discussed what we were gonna do, and it really develops by the seat of our pants. This is a kind of radio that is rarely done: whatever your inspiration is at the moment, run with it. While it’s not for everyone, it is definitely my cup of tea.
Setlist to come. In the meantime: enjoy!
Three Sided Record
01.) I Hate You * The Monks * Black Monk Time
02.) Some Fool’s Mess * Gallon Drunk
03.) Station To Station * Melvins * Everybody Loves Sausages
04.) Heart Attack & Vine * Nels Cline & Lydia Lunch * New Coat Of Paint: The Songs of Tom Waits
05.) Can’t Stay Long * Ultravox * Systems of Romance
Jonathon Boober & Austin Rich
06.) Pocket Calculator * Kraftwerk * Computer World
07.) Showroom Dummies * Senor Coconut * El Baile Aleman
08.) Golden Hours * Brian Eno * Another Green World
09.) Wooly Bully * Eddie & The Hot Rods
10.) Then She Remembers * The Dream Syndicate * The Days of Wine And Roses
11.) Wild Thing * The Creatures
12.) Blue Cowboy * Greg Sage * Straight Ahead
Sounds of Insects by Austin Rich
13.) Your Empathy [Excerpt] * Greg Sage * Straight Ahead
14.) Suburban Sounds (Crickets and temperature; Crickets chirp at slow speeds) * A.T. Gaul * Sounds of Insects * Folkways Records
15.) Black Sea * Fennesz * Black Sea
16.) Insect Flight (Inside a hornet; pre-flight warm-up; fatigue experiment) * A.T. Gaul * Sounds of Insects * Folkways Records
17.) Perfume For Winter * Fennesz * Black Sea
18.) Insect Flight (Wing-beat vs. load; flight-light experiment; in a hornet nest)
19.) Grey Scale * Fennesz * Black Sea
Godotterdämmerung by Austin Rich
20.) Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him * The Firesign Theater * The Firesign Theater Presents “Waiting For the Electrician or Someone Like Him”
21.) Moving * Rust Ionics * Moving / Pictures LP
22.) Persistence of Vision * RPM Orchestra
23.) Prisoner of Love* Ace Cannon * The Moanin’ Sax of Ace Cannon
24.) Alice Wading * Dirty Three
25.) Behind The House * Neko Case
26.) Mother of Earth * DM Bob & The Deficits
27.) She’s Not There * Vanilla Fudge
28.) Fall Apart * Starlings