The Chill Room, 31 December 2011, 0100 PST on killradio.org
128k, 2 hours, submersion and release
As we pass into a new year, we look ahead but that means we also reflect the past. Tonight's collage is of the movement from dark to light, displaying the violence of history, but streams as well with the minute particulars of art and how we read culture, and who we trust. This program takes its time but changes constantly, just like we all should.
Ingredients in the collage (incomplete and overlapping): Dead Boys Can't Fly soundtrack, 1992 film by Howard Winters, written by Anne Wolff, with David John, Brad Friedman, Jason Stein, and others (including your dj), played throughout first 95 minutes / Iannis Xenakis-S709 / Bernard Parmigiani-Violostries / Matmos-Supreme Balloon / Neil Young-Tell Me Why / Lainie Kazan-An Angel Died (Traktor Remix) / The Devils, a 1971 film by Ken Russell, with Oliver Reed and Georgina Hale / The Beatles-Norwegian Wood (chilled) / KicksnLicks-Florence and the Machine / Buster Keaton's Walk, a reading by Tom Zanarini, Beth Escott, and your dj, recorded 30 December 1982 in NYC / The Fireman-Rushes / Eyeless in Gaza-Three Kittens / Phil Ochs-Pretty Smart on My Part (for the record, the FBI took this song seriously as a threat against Nixon) / Can-Future Days / The Stooges-Dirt / Led Zeppelin-In the Light / Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble-Imaginary Landscape No. 4 (John Cage) / Burial Four Tet-Ego / The Doors-Maggie McGill (live in Philadelphia 5 May 1970) / Nils From-Old Thought / Kraftwerk-Stratovarius / The Devils cross cut scene with Oliver Reed, Christopher Logue and Graham Armitage / Those Beasleys-Double Dose / The Beatles-Everything at Once
With thanks to David Austin for reminding me of Dead Boyz, to Thomas Ferranti (and Wendy!) and to Those Beasleys (http://thosebeasleys.bandcamp.com/album/double-dose), to Jerrod of KicksnLicks (http://knldub.com/), to my old friends Tom Zanarini and Beth Escott Newcomer, to wfmu.org (my ultimate source), to my live listeners (who give me focus), to killradio.org and radio4all.net. Comments requested. Change is good.
But sometime later when I feel a little straighter, I will come across a stranger who'll remind me of the danger, and then I'll run him over. Pretty smart on my part, find my way home in the dark.
I do both the Chill Room (on Friday nights) and
Moaning Becomes Me (on Tuesday mornings)
This file is a short experiment that I did
as a preview for my Chill Room
on the night of 4/23/10.
This was recorded on Tuesday April 20.
It is a typical experimental collage
featuring Sam Phillips, Henry Mancini, Peter Ivers, Muslimgauze
and much more.
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