I’m back– but maybe not for long

I’m back, but I am rather muddled right now– not sure what I want to do with my radio show right now. Up until this past week, my every intention has been to hold on until I’m too old and feeble to make it in to the station, but lately I’ve felt the call of a different idea… quitting entirely. I’m not exactly sure what has brought me to this point, and I don’t yet know what I’ll actually end up doing, so there’s no need to worry just yet.

In a nutshell, doing radio right is demanding work. There’s zillions of artists and labels to research, scores of new releases each day, playlists to type, broadcasts to archive, downloads to create, promotions, projects, liveblogging, myspacing, organizing live sets, maintaining an ever-growing collection of recordings of every conceivable shape and size, and physically performing the show each week. I’ve been doing this at WDBX-FM since early 2002, and I’m simply tired out.

My ability to maintain social relationships of any sort has always been fairly weak and lately, I’ve been feeling increased obligation to the many many of you who not only listen to my show broadcasts, but generously provide recordings for use on-air. At this point in time, I can truly state that I receive enough material to produce several weekly broadcasts. My nature as a perfectionist almost demands that I make greater use of this opportunity, but I am at an impasse as to how to proceed– do I continue to allow the show to grow despite the increasing burden it presents, or do I kill it?

At present, I have set myself something of a deadline. October 11th is the cutoff. As I have live guests (not to mention fascinating radio actions) planned for that date, I will not cease broadcasting at least until after this date– if I continue, I may make some changes… it’s all very up in the air. For now, my only certainly regarding “It’s Too Damn Early” is this playlist:

Coin Gutter — Zero Article
Coin Gutter — Third Conditional
Coin Gutter — Anadiplosismeiosis
Coin Gutter — Antimetabole
Coin Gutter — Unvoiced Fricative
Coin Gutter — Locution
Mooey Moobau — Love Bloody Love Food Sewer Food
Mooey Moobau — Trap Door
Mooey Moobau — “And that May Be Who Hell Is For”
Mooey Moobau — Friends Who Are Fathers
Merzbow — Bariken
Don Rainwater — Untitled
Mystified — Sporadic Signal
Mystified — Clash Bump
Mystified — Time to Rumble
Mystified — Crunch Drone
Mystified — Sunspots
Mystified — Disappear 3
Big China & Little Trouble — I Shall Marry Them Both
Big China & Little Troble — You Really Believe in Magic?
Ross Bolleter — Piano Dreaming
Hoppy Kamiyama/Optical 8 — Fresh for the Jet Set
Alexander Scriabin — Opus 8, Tempestoso
Lotus Village Plan — The Universe

4 Responses to “I’m back– but maybe not for long”

  1. mystified13 Says:

    Thanks for playing mystified! And, if I may, on behalf of the entire experimental music community, I hope you choose to stay on the air.

    But we will love you no matter what you do.

  2. sleeping serpent Says:

    i would be more than sorry to see you sign off…maybe you could obtain another/better time slot?

  3. loaf Says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! don’t give up. well, ok, give up if it’s a hastle, but at least do a podcast or something. hey, hang on, is this another april foolz?!

  4. jdkimball Says:


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