Thursday, April 24, 2008


Wow, this was a fun one, albeit one fringed with an unsurprising sprig of pre-game stress. Nothing major, just the usual home software failures that kept several fine tracks (including a number of excellent suggestions from mon frere jambon, who has become rather a full-fledged consultant in recent weeks) from being saved to disc and thus transferred to air, blah blah blurg. But no matter - between the homemade mashups and comedy bits and my newfound ability to really bring the flow, real live DJ-style, the show's getting pretty entertaining and slightly nuts. Which makes me increasingly peeved at having perhaps the worst timeslot on the station, precluding most folks from, y'know, listening and all, but nahh, it doesn't matter. I will someday be recognized as the aural pioneer that I always wanted to be, then luxuriate in the joyous cries of "oh, never mind. I thought you were someone else. Anybody ever tell you you looked like an aural pioneer?" (Sorry, I'm tired. One AM is babblematic time.)

WOW & FLUTTER, EPISODE #000060 (APRIL 23, 2008):

1. Bleak Hausfrau (mashup of "Molloy Dies" by Samuel Beckett, "Secrets" by Mission of Burma, "French Film (Blurred)" by Wire, "Atrocity Exhibition" by Joy Division and "Skank Bloc Bologna" by Scritti Politti)
2. "Secrets" - Mission of Burma
3. "The Giver Takes" - Saccharine Trust
4. "A Small Package of Value Will Come To You, Shortly" - Jefferson Airplane
5. "Ando Meio Desligado" - Os Mutantes
6. "Frosch" - Mouse on Mars
7. "A Most Successful Formula (accidental excerpt)" - Negativland
8. "The Greatest Taste Around" - Negativland
9. "Loving Grapevine" - the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience
10. "What Were the Reasons" - Mother and the Addicts
11. 25 Years of Coast Community Radio: The Whole Community Thing
12. "I've Been Duped" - the Fall
13. "Pablo Picasso" - John Cale
14. "I Dig You" - Boss Hog
15. "Yltrohs, Uoy Ot Emoc Lliw Eulav fo Egakcap Llams A" (tprecxe) - Enalpria Nosreffej
16. "Child Had to Catch a Train" - Kinski
17. "Ease Your Feet in the Sea" - Belle and Sebastian
18. "With My" - Uncle Wiggly
19. "Get a Job/Tobacco Road" - Chris Stamey
20. "The Butterfly Collector" - the Jam
21. "Vitamin C" - Can
22. "Living Room" - Broadcast
23. "I, Othello" - the Credibility Gap
24. "We're the Replacements" - They Might Be Giants
25. "20th Century Boy" - the Replacements
26. "Messages of Dark (live)" - Colin Meloy
27. "If I Could Look" - Robyn Hitchcock
28. Ut Tu, Brut? (mashup of "Kcahsmahs (Spare Coconut)" by Ut and the backwards version of same)
29. "Plastic" - Portishead
30. "Bells" - Albert Ayler
31. "Instrumental" - Tones on Tail
32. "Tic-Tac-Toe" - Booker T. and the MGs
33. "Nasal-Retentive Calliope Music" - the Mothers of Invention
34. "Paper Man" - Jade
35. "Theme From Space Island" - !!!
36. "Another Day" - This Mortal Coil
37. "Lost Sky Daffodil" - Antediluvian Rocking Horse
38. "7 Ghosts 1" - Nine Inch Nails
39. "Time Has Come Today" - the Ramones
40. "Auf Der Maur" - Cul De Sac
41. "Ballad of How You Can All Shut Up" - the Loud Family
42. Red Midnight (mashup of "Sister Midnight" by Iggy Pop and "Red Money" by David Bowie)
43. End of Geneva, Impromptu (live mashup of "Geneva" by Morgan-Fisher and "End of an Era" by Steve Nieve)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


In commemoration of KMUN's 25 years on the air, I have decided to pay tribute to the musical year 1983. Which, to be brutally frank, is about the only reason anybody'd want to pay tribute to the musical year 1983. Not that a fairly kick-ass two hour show couldn't be hashed together consisting solely of records issued that annum, but let's be straight - very few bands were operating at their peak that year. 1982? Sure. 1984? Most def. But c'mon and c'moff it, almost everybody who was somebody sometime was either in the process of becoming great but not quite there yet (the Fall, the Dü, the Youth, the 'men, G. Theory), starting their long journey downward (the Heads, the Pretenders, Elvis the C.), or on their way to quick oblivion (the Birthday Party, the Plimsouls, Minor Threat, and what a weird procession that makes, eh?). Nonetheless, I'm rather proud of what I pulled out of that year that was. Pity I didn't have time for "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

WOW & FLUTTER, EPISODE #000059 (APRIL 9, 2008):

1. "Eat Y'self Fitter" - the Fall
2. "Every Word Means No" - Let's Active
3. "Making Flippy Floppy" - Talking Heads
4. "Don't Talk to Me About Work" - Lou Reed
5. "The Back of Love" - Echo & The Bunnymen
6. "Age of Consent" - New Order
7. 25 Years of Coast Community Radio #1: The Early Years
8. "Cut" - the Minutemen
9. "Long White Cadillac" - the Blasters
10. "Metal and Glass Exact" - Game Theory
11. "Here Today" - the Chameleons
12. "Hazel (Peel Session)" - Cocteau Twins
13. "I Want You Back" - Hoodoo Gurus
14. "That Summer Feeling" - Jonathan Richman
15. "Purple Haze" - Shockabilly
16. "Pigeon Kill" - Big Black
17. "Over the Edge" - the Wipers
18. "By Chance" - the Go-Betweens
19. "The Invisible Man" - Elvis Costello
20. "Ugly" - Violent Femmes
21. "It Follows" - Minor Threat
22. "Lifeline" - Hüsker Dü
23. 25 Years of Coast Community Radio #2: What I Just Now Thought of Calling 'Bloopers'
24. "Catapult" - R.E.M.
25. "Watching the Clothes" - the Pretenders
26. "Down, Down, Down" - Tom Waits
27. "The Walk" - the Cure
28. "Transformation of Oz" - Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
29. "Lou Reed Part 2 (Where Are You?)" - Public Image Ltd.
30. "Bar-B-Q Pope" - Butthole Surfers
31. "Turning the Town Blue" - X
32. "Oldest Story in the World" - the Plimsouls
33. "Release" - Aztec Camera
34. "Making the Nature Scene" - Sonic Youth
35. "Swampland" - the Birthday Party