Liveblogging! “Fashion Pickle” 2/24/12

I decided to be silly today while covering for another DJ’s broadcast– I’ve announced that the show is titled “Fashion Pickle,” and that it is a six-hour broadcast of Chinese opera, barbershop quartets, and feminist news. So far, nobody has called in to correct me that the “Rhizome” album is not (as stated) a mash-up of these three themes. It’s a derpy joke, but nobody seems to have noticed.

I’m doing my best to spread some knowledge, though! Two new releases from Pogus Productions, for real! I’m especially digging Leo Kupper’s latest, which again has birdsong/voice track with Anna Maria Kieffer– I can’t get enough of their recordings. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the entirety of today’s audience! I’ve had some seriously depressing, abusive calls come in this afternoon, including one local businessman who seems to have confused me with his personal jukebox. After a shitstorm of abusive AND supportive phone calls, I went on-air to lay out a quick history of bird and wildlife-inspired recordings off the top of my head. I don’t usually explain these sorts of things, preferring that listeners make their own connections and interpretations, but this seemed like a special case! I was also interested to receive a call from my station manager, who expressed his full support for my “seriously challenging shit,” a phrase which I now wish I could use on-air as my show’s tagline.

Lastly, go check out the beautiful photographs accompanying the writeup of “Lind Raud, Aastaajad,” at the Invisible Birds site. I want to go there!

Thanks for listening, everybody!

Merzbow, Richard Pinhas — Rhizome 2 (from “Rhizome,” on Cuneiform)
Leo Kupper, Anna Maria Kieffer — Kamana pt.1 (from “Digital Voices,” on Pogus)
Noah Chreshevsky, Tomomi Adachi — Tomomi Adachi Redux II (from “Rounded With A Sleep,” on Pogus)
T.D. Skatchit, Scott Looney — Despair (from “Skatch Surveillance,” on Edgetone)
Leo Kupper, Anna Maria Kieffer — Kamana pt.2
T.D. Skatchit, Scott Looney — Quiet Terror
Nels Cline, Andrea Parker, Tom Rainey — Pearly Turbo (from “Out Trios Vol. 3, Ash and Tabula,” on Atavistic)
Head Boggle — Birds Ynthi (from “Alto Coloratura In Synthesize,” on Catholic Tapes)
Head Boggle — Nthi
Head Boggle — Nthi PT.3
Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
Jennifer Walshe — Nature Data (from “Nature Data,” on Interval)
Cebec — Transformer Substation (from “Serge Modular Users 2009,” on Resipiscent)
Hans Grusel — Quarintimes
Electronic Waste Product — Picket Fences
RP Collier, Eloine — Wedgework (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)
Yannick Dauby, Murmer — Talv (from “Lind, Raud, Aastaajad,” on Invisible Birds)
Yannick Dauby, John Grzinich — Kevad

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