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Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 3/24/12

March 24, 2012

Grey Park — Clue (from subscription series)
Muslimgauze — Jah-Mearab (from “Jah-Mearab,” on Staalplaat)
K2 — Secret Cold Storage (from “Abdominal Electricity,” on Phage Tapes)
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled A1 (from “Rave Slime” LP on Alku)
Custodian — Untitled side A (from “The Weight of Tension,” on Phage Tapes)
Custodian — Untitled side B
Sister Overdrive — Honey, Side B (from “Honey” on Organized Music From Thessalonki)
Arvo Zylo, Cock ESP — Imps of the Perverse (from “Fuck ESP,” on Rainbow Bridge + EF Tapes
Muslimgauze — Woman Prefer Izlam
Evol — Rave Slime, Untitled B
Ikeburo Dada Promo mini-CDR — Untitled #1 (from the Ikeburo Dada label)
RP Collier, Eloine — Dumbwaiter (from “Anchor Studies,” on Triple Bath)

Liveblogging! “It’s Too Damn Early,” 12/17/11

December 17, 2011

I guess I’m in a mood for the electroacoustic side of things today! I’ve been impressed (again) by Stanislav Kreitchi, sound engineer and keeper of the ANS synthesizer. This is the sort of guy I’d love to meet– and such amazing music!

RP Collier — All Christmas Songs At Once (otherwise unreleased) (and check out some of Collier’s amazing handmade instruments!)
Dohi Moon — Perhaps, reminisce (this, and next, from “XXXII Concorso Internazionale Di Musica Elettroacustica E Rumore 2010,” on Monochrome Vision)
Damien Depannemaeck — Stadt Test
Grey Park — Report One (otherwise unreleased)
Screwtape — Please God, Wash All the Filth Away (Screwtape’s Bandcamp)
Stanislav Kreitchi — Birth of Vertical (from “Ansiana,” on Electroshock)  (some interesting background here)
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Waves, Winds & Birds
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Tam-Tams of the Green Islands
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ocean: Dolphins’ Play
Stanislav Kreitchi — Ellipsiada 1 & 2
Stanislav Kreitchi — Six Days of Creation
Dear Beloved Henry — Untitled, Side A (from “Dear Beloved Henry/Albert Materia” split cassette on Hyster Tapes)
Albert Materia — Untitled, Side B
DACM — Party (from “Stéréotypie,” on Asphodel)
DACM — Vidya
DACM — Angel
DACM — Marie

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 10/2/10

October 2, 2010

Tom Hamilton – Crimson Sterling Mvt.1 (from “Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music,” on Kvist)
Tom Hamilton – Crimson Sterling Mvt.2
Tom Hamilton – Crimson Sterling Mvt.3
Daniel Francis Doyle — There Are Two Of You, LIVE at WDBX-FM
Daniel Francis Doyle — Learning Things At School

RST — Laser (from “Axes,” on Last Visible Dog”
RST — Moonlit Air
RST — Return To the Stars
Bios — After the Universe Consumes Us All, the Singularities Felt Particularly Useless (from “Retiring to Palermo to Make Apple Whine,” on OKS Recordings of North America)
Bios — It’s a Not a Paradox if It Doesn’t Hurt a Little
Christopher Campbell — Ritual Waking, Ritual Sleepwalking (from “Sound the All-Clear,” on Innova)
Richard Pinhas — GSYBE (thanks to) [from “Event and Repetition,” on Cuneiform)
TBC — Gute Luft (from “Gute Luft/Muskel,” on Drone Records)
id Battery — The Foot

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 9/4/10

September 4, 2010

We’ve officially kicked off the WDBX Fall Membership Drive, and as usual, I’m the one doing the kicking-off. If you’re a fan of “It’s Too Damn Early,” of community radio, or just of good music in general; I really hope you’ll consider making a donation to the station. We’ve had a tremendous burst of volunteer energy lately, and a lot of exciting things have been happening around here– getting out in public more, organizing the start of a digital station library, and getting our production studio back in working order.

Peter Gordon — Life is Boring (from “Star Jaws” on Lovely Music)
Tom Hamilton — Crimson Sterling, Movement 1 (from “Formal and Informal Music/Pieces for Kohn” on Kvist)
Kospel Zeithorn — Kukkula 70 (from “Le Gril, vol. 2” on Wooden Sherpa)
Mike Tamburo — Man of the Clock (from “Language of the Birds and Other Fantasies,”on New American Folk Hero/Music Fellowship)
Daniel Lentz — Dancing on the Sun (from “The Complete 10″ Series,” on Cold Blue Music)
Annie Gosfield — A Sideways Glance From An Electric Eye (from “The Art of the Virtual Rhythmicon”, on Innova)
Philip Blackburn — Henry and Mimi at the Y (same as above)
OiMa — Metatron (from “Totality” self-release)
David Barnes — Panic in Legoland (this, and next two, from “Sonic Circuits VI” on Innova)
Warren Burt — La Strega Bianca Della Luna II
Pedro Rebelo — 1st of 3 Shorts About Noise and Rhythm
Sun Ra — Other Worlds (this, and next, from “Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra vol. 1)
Liteworks — Bermuda Conference (from “Proud to Swim Home” on Backporch Revolution)
Liteworks — Liteworks
Liteworks — Looking Glass

Third panel magic! (a photobooth update)

July 20, 2010

In case you missed it, I like photobooths! I’ve been collecting them for a long time– here’s another update on my latest favorite strips. I apologize for the image quality, though. My scanner is broken, so I’m attempting to use a camera instead. Anyways, this first set is great, so many fun things happening.

I dig the couple in the first strip. He’s so squinty! They manage a kiss in the third panel, and move on to making goofy faces. Fun folks. I have a theory that the third panel is where the magic happens, btw. The first picture bewilders many people and the second sets their sense of timing, but unless they’re experienced photoboothers, they don’t get it down pat until the third panel. Plus, you’re over the hump– it’s time to do something crazy before it all ends. Check out the third panel of strip two: he’s hilarious! Even Mr. Creepy Woodsman catches the bug in the third panel; what a transition from panel two, where he looks like he’s trying to burn down the photobooth with his eyes. Clearly the last couple’s third panel magic broke the booth. I’d cheer, but who likes a broken photobooth?

This is the “naughty” group. I’m not pointing any fingers, but the various shocked looks are a sure tell. What’s happening between frames?!

Here’s another photobooth phenomenon– the white girl gang sign. I’m definitely not the first person to notice this, but I might be a pioneer into researching the photobooth-related subgroup of this particular dataset. Clearly, I am gunning for a Nobel. In my acceptance speech, I plan to thank this guy, and this other guy, and to include this team of researchers as well. I may also take a moment to address those pictured in the photographs. Here is a quote from my rough draft– “HEY STUPID, YOU’RE NOT IN A GANG!”

What’s black and white and has 11 tongues? This photo set! (Hey, this joke killed at the Copa.)

This set is kind of a smorgasbord– a bit of tongue, some shocked looks, and a lone gang sign in the fourth panel of strip one. White tweens, represent!

Here’s a sad photobooth topic– the missed/denied kiss. Sometimes, as in the third panel of strip two (or the first panel of column three) it’s a matter of timing. Check that middle strip out again… clearly, she’s feeling the third panel magic, but swoops in a bit too late for the evidence to become part of the permanent record. It’s hard to see in the third column, but take my word for it, this is total kiss miss. They look happy in the second panel, though, don’t they? Now let’s dig strip one– it’s so sad. He’s done his best to impress through three panels, but doesn’t work up the nerve to kiss her until the 4th. And then… well, her look says it all, don’t you agree?

There’s no missed kisses here! Bonus points for third panel snuggling magic in column two, and a rarely seen “gospel album” pose in the last panel of strip three.

There’s so good coordination going on in the first strip in this set, plus, the lighting is good. I believe this particular strip may even have been temporarily displayed on the booth itself.

You’ll need to view it full to see, but check the lady’s face in strip two. It’s like the flashbulb woke her up or something! Strip three guards against too bright flash with Top Gun shades.

The girls in the third strip crack me up. They’re having a good time, but not nearly as enthusiastic as the lady in panel one of the last strip. “OMG! I’m in a photobooth!” Her life’s dream, realized.

This is our “modern art” section of the photostrip update. Young master Bill thumbs his nose at fate in strip one, mocking the ravages of nature as pictured in the middle panels. Is the woman in the final strip accepting, or unaware, of the danger nearby?

Babies! It’s always the same. You spend two bucks, and these ungrateful drool-buckets won’t look at the camera. LOL Check out the baby’s happy smile in panel two of the last strip.

Our final three sets are further examples of abstraction in photobooth photography. It’s too bad about these– the two bald ladies in strip five look like they’re having a good time (might this be a cancer survivor and a friend shaved in solidarity?) and the guy’s smile in the last panel of strip seven is fantastic. Plus, he’s with his baby boy, who looks pretty cute. I hope they ended up taking lots of other photos together! Finally, dig the ninth strip, for the lady in the checkered outfit. Is that some third panel magic happening for her? Hard to see, but I think the smile tells in the last panel!

If you want to see more of my photobooth collection, go here, and here, and here.

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 4/17/10

April 17, 2010

It’s a big weekend! With a bit of luck, you’re tuning in to hear the “It’s Too Damn Early” broadcast… then you can start your Sunday with a special “storytelling” edition of “Sounds Like Radio,” catch a bit of sleep, and head out to the 2nd Annual Noise Summit in Carterville! I’m quite excited– it’s me all over the place, haha.

Jennifer Walshe — G.L.O.R.I.- (from “Nature Data,” on Interval Recordings)
Little Fyodor — That Was A Mistake (from “Peace is Boring” on Public Eyesore)
Little Fyodor — Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)
Little Fyodor — Death Sides Now
Loachfillet — Origins of the Two-Headed Spitting Cobra (from “Electric Pond: Solar Solution,” on Resipiscent)
George Lewis, Marina Rosenfeld –Linseed Flowers (from “Sour Mash” on Innova Recordings)
DR.OX — Toothrin (from “DR.OX” on Cycling ’74)  (and here’s an interview with member Natasha Barrett)
DR.OX — Myelin
Music From the Film — Crushface (from “Bit/Crushface” 7″ self-release)
Music From the Film — Preparing for the Vista Clearing (from “World War Tree”)
Music From the Film — Theme from World War Tree
Derek Higgins, Dino Felipe — Properties (from “D+D” on Public Eyesore)
Jennifer Walshe — Nature Data
Jennifer Walshe — (your name here) (excerpt)
Liz Allbee — Leisure Sport Overlords (from “Theseus vs.” on Resipiscent)
Liz Allbee — Cape Matapan
Liz Allbee — The Undersides
Marinos Koutsomichalis — Peripatetic (from “Peripatetic” on Agxivatein)
Miya Masaoka, Hans Grusel, Kenta Nagai, Audrey Chen — Traces of Dust (from “Masaoka, Grusel, Nagai, Chen” on Resipiscent)
Miya Masaoka, Hans Grusel, Kenta Nagai, Audrey Chen — Ligature (no.2)
Le Syndicat — Trepan – The Call of Cthulu (from “Timespace Losses” on Monochrome Vision)
le Syndicat — Dead Vulva
Le Syndicat — Eternite
Le Syndicat — Argument Total
BKPR — BKPR 1 (from “BKPR” on Autumn Abattoir, now defunct– new label for BKPR work, Seasonal Affect)

Return of the Downloads

December 15, 2009

Here’s a ton of downloads for you– I’ve re-upped them at Mediafire due to the ongoing weirdness in the bit-torrent community, so these are good and solid links. Click on any date to go to the Mediafire download page, or click “playlist” to see the original liveblogged entry for the specific broadcast. Each file is under 200 megabytes, though some are much less. Be sure to share these with your friends!

12/5/09 (part 1) – Interview with Tristan Perich; Craig Colorusso/Joel Westerdale phone-in performance on WDBX-FM (playlist)

12/5/09 (part 2) – Karthik Kakarala, DaveX, LIVE @ WDBX

11/28/09 – This show is dedicated to Acid Mothers’ Temple, Katie Holmes, and Fred Savage. Features Terry Riley, Cluster & Eno, Eyes Like Saucers. (playlist)

11/21/09 – Analog goodness from Resipiscent label, Brian Eno, and the slowest “Yakety Sax” ever. (playlist)

11/14/09 – LIVE @ WDBX-FM; Karthik Kakarala & Tom Vasilj,  Malaria, Oblive, Wilmer Incognito, group improv w/ DaveX (commentary)

11/7/09 – Frank Rothkamm, Wadada Leo Smith, Ironing & Chefkirk, Art Jerks (playlist)

10/24/09 – Jeff Arnal, Edgetone Records goodies, Eddie the Rat, Sabrina Siegel (playlist)

10/10/09 – LIVE @ WDBX-FM, Matt Weston!!! Show also features recordings from Gordon Beeferman, George Korein, Focus Quintet (playlist)

9/26/09 – LIVE phone-in set/interview from Swamp of Pus label owner Novasak, plus an interview with George Korein. Also, lots of previously-unreleased Korein recordings, and an extended selection of Glenn Weyant awesomeness. (playlist)

9/19/09 – Improv saxophonist Randall Hall classes up the Hi-Life Room with THREE live sets, and a hands-on demonstration of extended technique. What does bubble wrap in the bell of a sax sound like? We do the things Mythbusters won’t try. Play along at home, and clap when you hear us say “John Cage.” (playlist)

9/12/09 – Harold Schellinx phones in a sound tour of his home, and Trash Ant provides the most art-damaged cassette tape EVER. (playlist)

9/5/09 – “It’s Too Damn Early” salutes BKPR, and jams to Peter Gordon’s “Life is Boring”. (playlist)

8/29/09 – Black Beast of Arrrghhh, LIVE phone-in performance on WDBX-FM. Also features recordings from Hal McGee’s “Dictaphonia” series. (playlist)

8/22/09 – Ironing, LIVE phone-in performance on WDBX-FM. Also features recordings from Transhumans, Bob Marsh, Rich West, and the “Dictaphonia” series. (playlist)

8/15/09 – Ernesto Diaz-Infante AND Mike Khoury do live phone-in sets for WDBX-FM. You get a car! You get a car! YOU get a car! (playlist)

8/8/09 – Unless you own a Brekekekexkoaxkoax DVD, cool microcassette recordings of Nassau from Ironing, and an alternate version of Alan Licht’s “Remington Khan,” you’d better grab this episode! (playlist)

8/3/09 – DaveX stars as a teen hockey player well-liked and respected among his coaches and teammates. He battles to hide the truth from his elders and peers — that he is actually an enormous lizard. A special daytime broadcast also featuring long-time listener favorite DJ Mo, and a subliminal animal theme! (playlist)

7/25/09 – Not quite the full show, but enough to cover Lonely Procession’s live set, and a lot of weirdness on either side. Well worth your time! (playlist)

6/27/09 – Karthik Kakarala, Tony Youngblood, DaveX, LIVE @ WDBX-FM. Recorded exactly one month before Tony got kicked off WRVU-FM, and setting off a chain reaction of community member shows being cancelled!

6/27/09 – Praey, LIVE @ WDBX-FM

6/20/09 – Marathon, LIVE @ WDBX-FM

6/13/09 – Warm Climate, phone-in performance, on WDBX-FM

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 11/21/09

November 21, 2009

Hard to believe it’s getting on this late in the year, isn’t it? For today’s show, I’m hoping very much to get a chance to go back to work on those “small sounds” I wanted to hear last week. With a bit of luck, my regular coterie of performers won’t be too worn out from the past three (highly successful) days of taking over the SIUC Student Center during the “All Together Now” fest. I assume that footage and recordings will start leaking out over the coming week, but I’m pretty confident saying that it will be no substitute for having been present. Nick definitely did the Southern Illinois oddmusic community a solid by putting this thing together. Thanks, Nick!

Loachfillet — The Automated Bowl of Soup
Loachfillet — Somnambulist Synchronisms, Part 2
Loachfillet — Hell
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Not Yet Remembered
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — The Chill Air
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Their Memories
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Among Fields of Crystal
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Wind in Lonely Fences
Harold Budd, Brian Eno — Failing Light
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Foreshadowed
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — An Echo of Night
Harold Budd, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois — Still Return
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Momente, side A (1965 version, Nonesuch)
The Guitar Factory — King Herod’s Song
Karlheinz Stockhausen — Momente, side B
DaveX — Improv w/ “Yakety Sax” 45rpm single
John DuVal — Distress Call
Benge — “1972 Serge Modular” From “Twenty Systems”
kkonkkrete — Untitled 1
cebec — Transformer Substation
Hans Grusel — Quarintimes
Electronic Waste Product — Picket Fences
Carlos Giffoni — All the Mistakes I Made During the Caribbean Winter

Updates and a Download OR How I Spent My Weekend

October 12, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent file referenced in this post is being replaced with a new link. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

Here’s my latest torrent file, for the 10/10/09 broadcast with Matt Weston. I’ve also added some links to the playlist, and finished typing it out fully– you’ll notice the inclusion of Matt Weston’s set and the New Haven Improvisers Collective airplay for their “Inflection” disc. Sometimes, the liveblog has to take one for the team during a broadcast, but I usually catch it up pretty quick when I get back home.

However, my Saturday had other plans. I decided to take the kids to the St. Louis Zoo; so I spent the vast majority of the day tromping around trying to find giraffes, unsuccessfully cajoling a capybara into revealing his mug for my camera, and trying NOT to hit any endangered sharks with my backpack. (Yeah, I’ve done this.)

Later on, I went to the hospital to have my “brush with death,” i.e., some rather alarming chest pain that had me flashing on all those “if you think you’re having a heart attack” PSAs I’ve played in the past. Although it turned out to be a torn/strained muscle at my sternum, I still ended up spending a fair amount of time in the late-night ER, listening to a belligerent drunkard’s attempts to walk on his broken foot. I got a bruised-up arm (IV port, shy veins) and a lidocaine slurpie for my troubles (an intern was more or less running a concurrent examination with the actual doctor, and had become convinced that I had acid reflux, haha) but was otherwise discharged with a clean bill of health at 3 in the morning. It’s not often that I fit an improvisational drummer, a hippo, and an emergency room into one day– but I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere.

Here’s DJ Mo at the zoo:

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New torrents for YOU

October 8, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent files referenced in this post are being replaced with new links. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

There’s five– collect ’em all.

9/5/09 — “It’s Too Damn Early” salutes BKPR, and jams to Peter Gordon’s “Life is Boring”.

9/12/09 — Harold Schellinx phones in a sound tour of his home, and Trash Ant provides the most art-damaged cassette tape EVER.

9/19/09 — Improv saxophonist Randall Hall classes up the Hi-Life Room with THREE live sets, and a hands-on demonstration of extended technique. What does bubble wrap in the bell of a sax sound like? We do the things Mythbusters won’t try. Play along at home, and clap when you hear us say “John Cage.”

9/26/09 — Live phone-in set/interview from Swamp of Pus label owner Novasak, plus an interview with George Korein. Also, lots of previously-unreleased Korein recordings, and an extended selection of Glenn Weyant awesomeness.

10/3/09 — DaveX enjoys a bit of the Nashville SoundCrawl early, and interviews the organizers. Later on, Kim Cascone teaches kids a lesson about time zones, but still gets his interview in under the gun. Will DaveX be convinced to move to Linux? Find out in this exciting episode!

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 9/19/09

September 19, 2009

First off, happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! In-studio guest Randall Hall is joining us this morning, with a series of live improvisations on saxophone– some processed live, some not. We’re going live in about six minutes, so I hope you’re tuning in!

Currently in the midst of Hall’s first set– this is really terrific stuff. Having a bit of board trouble, but ultimately, everything is going well.

Pendulum (Randall Hall, Jonathon Kirk) — Vxatk
Randall Hall — LIVE at WDBX-FM, 9/19/09, first set
Pendulum — R. Hydrae 1
Pendulum — R. Hydrae 2
DaveX interview w/ Randall Hall
Pendulum — It collides
Randall Hall — LIVE at WDBX-FM, 9/19/09, second set
Jack Wright — Untitled solo, from “As Is”
Randall Hall — LIVE at WDBX-FM, 9/19/09, third set “Schism”
Guiseppe Rapisarda — Ex Tubae Corporae
Randall Hall introduces “It’s Too Damn Early” to extended techniques for saxophone

mystery tape(s)

September 16, 2009

While ripping all these tapes, I realized that there still remains the question of what to do with them afterward. I’ve decided that since I currently have plenty of tapes to dub over for future recording projects, I would very much like to let these random recordings out into the wild to inspire and confound the lucky people who happen to find them.

As such, I’ve started scratching off the labels of each newly-ripped tape, and affixing a printed label– “mystery tape” in its place. Later, I plan to overdub a short greeting at the beginning of each tape, providing contact information and my congratulations to the finder. I may also number these tapes.

Naturally, some of these tapes will find their way into the usual places– thrift and junk stores are a good bet. But there are around 50 of them… so I may have to get clever and start leaving them in unusual places.

Cassette ripping– yes, it’s crazy

September 16, 2009

A few months ago, I mentioned that I’d been going through my cassette tape archive, and had discovered a heap of taped broadcasts still awaiting transfer. Shortly after writing that entry, I contacted my go-to guy for “hey do you happen to have a _____,” this being my helpful friend Karthik. As it happened, he did have a machine dedicated to ripping cassette tapes directly to my PC, and was happy to loan it to me once he had a chance to retrieve it from storage. Some of these tapes had been waiting patiently since 2002– no big deal waiting a bit longer!

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Last weekend, Karthik showed up with the machine, and I’ve been ripping tapes successfully since last night. I did encounter a couple problems along the way, though.

First off, the manual is about 50% Chinglish. My favorite part is on page 44. “This is the main funtion of the Plusdeck2c.” For some reason, stating the main “funtion” of the unit halfway through the manual just cracks me up, and I made no shortage of dumb jokes about this for the rest of the evening. That the phrase appears as a bullet point seems to increase the hilarity– I may need this on a t-shirt.

Secondly, the PC I chose to mate with the cassette ripper has a thin-profile case. In other words, only PC components for the gnome hobbyist fit inside. I ended up using one of my various Dremel tools to chew a neat hole in the side of the case, allowing the PC power cable to emerge. It’s not exactly elegant, but plopping the ripper directly on top of the PC was a fair enough workaround, especially since I lay this PC down flat anyway.

Other than that, everything works fine. I had to screw around with the levels a bit, but I have to admit that the included software does a fine job of making cassette ripping into a set-it-and-forget-it experience.

It’s also fairly exciting! I’ve already ripped two shows from 2003, and two from 2002. One of the 2002 shows is from 7/26, which includes two improvisational mixing sets of mine. I’m pretty cheesed about the playlist:

EKV - Testimony
Kid Koala - "Nerdball" and "Fender Bender"
Hoppy Kamiyama - Fresh for the Jet Set
Art Bears - Collapse
Dave Fischoff - 926
Tuxedomoon - Dark Companion
Jackie-O Motherfuckers - The Pigeon
The Saboten - Unmitigated Audacity
DaveX - Happy Birthday Archie
Forma 4 - Reproduction
Kalma - Toob Steak
:::::::IMPROV PORTION OF SHOW (list of materials used, in whole or in part):::::::::
Jimmy Swaggart - May the Circle Be Unbroken (speech in Detroit, Mich.)
John F. Kennedy - Nuclear Tests Speech, Nov. 1961
James Bailey - Train to the 8th Dimension
Gen. Douglass MacArthur - Keynote Speech, 7/7/1952
John Coltrane - The Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost
Eccentre - Gray Landmarks
:::::::THEN, BACK TO REGULAR FORMAT:::::::::
Jimi Hendrix - Star-Spangled Banner
Rasmussen - Zac McKracken (Commodore64 Remix)
Adrian75 - Elves in my Bathroom
Keith Jarrett - Live in Lausanne, 1973.. solo concert
::::::::::2ND IMPROV PORTION OF SHOW (list of materials used, in whole or in part):::::::::
Rune Lindblad - Optica 8
July Fourth Toilet - Noise Maker Pomposity
Contrastate - Northern Twilight
Merzbow - Bamboo Honey
Hoppy Kamiyama - Insect's Dream
Kalma - Scrubbing Lockdown

Right now, I can’t be sure of how much of this show was on the tape, but I’d imagine this is only half of the show. Hopefully, another tape from this date is in the pile as well. I also saw five tapes from 1/28/06, the day of my infamous six-hour broadcast. Some of the tapes seem to indicate eleven sides were originally recorded– I’ve only located nine, so who knows where the gap will be?

More torrents for you to ignore

August 16, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent files referenced in this post are being replaced with new links. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

Here’s the two most recent shows– and I’m re-posting links to the three previous ones, since they were mostly ignored. Shame on you all!

8/8/09: Unless you own a Brekekekexkoaxkoax DVD, cool microcassette recordings of Nassau from Ironing, and an alternate version of Alan Licht’s “Remington Khan,” you’d better grab this episode!

8/15/09: Here’s a no-brainer for you… Ernesto Diaz-Infante AND Mike Khoury do live phone-in sets. You get a car! You get a car! YOU get a car!

…and three older torrents (but good ones, for real!)

7/25/09: Not quite the full show, but enough to cover Lonely Procession’s live set, and a lot of weirdness on either side. Well worth your time!

8/1/09: Focusing entirely on St. Louis drone king Mystified’s phone-in set for “It’s Too Damn Early,” along with the lovely bit of transitional period between Alan Licht’s “Remington Khan,” and Mystified’s generative synthesis bath. Duh, grab it!

8/3/09: DaveX stars as a teen hockey player well-liked and respected among his coaches and teammates. He battles to hide the truth from his elders and peers — that he is actually an enormous lizard. A special daytime broadcast also featuring long-time listener favorite DJ Mo, and a subliminal animal theme!

Feeding you torrents

August 4, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent files referenced in this post are being replaced with new links. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

These are all must-haves– two live sets, and one DAYTIME broadcast! As always, I encourage you to SEED these torrents when you’re through downloading. A handful of you are good about this, but most are not. Seeding past your completed download means faster times for other listeners, and a healthier torrent. So seed already!

Here’s my latest batch:

7/25/09: Not quite the full show, but enough to cover Lonely Procession’s live set, and a lot of weirdness on either side. Well worth your time!

8/1/09: Focusing entirely on St. Louis drone king Mystified’s phone-in set for “It’s Too Damn Early,” along with the lovely bit of transitional period between Alan Licht’s “Remington Khan,” and Mystified’s generative synthesis bath. Duh, grab it!

8/3/09: DaveX stars as a teen hockey player well-liked and respected among his coaches and teammates. He battles to hide the truth from his elders and peers — that he is actually an enormous lizard. A special daytime broadcast also featuring long-time listener favorite DJ Mo, and a subliminal animal theme!

Eat all the torrents you want-- but be sure to seed!

Eat all the torrents you want-- but be sure to seed!

Time to dig out my transfer deck…

July 20, 2009

I took some time this evening to go through some of my cassette tapes. After the move, I had really let them become quite disorganized, though I had been making good progress cleaning them up previously. I figured out a decent sorting method; putting tapes to be recorded over in one set of piles, keepers in another, and still more piles for personal recordings, shows, etc. I ended up with a fairly sizable group of “ITDE” archive tapes, ones I would have recorded to document my broadcasts, a technique I grudgingly employed upon the loss of my lovely direct-to-cdr burner.

I had assumed that all these tapes had been transferred to disc at one point in time, but I figured I’d better double-check my master archive anyway just to be sure. Amazingly, all but two tapes still require transfer! This means that I have a bunch of early episodes waiting for their say in the sun. Most of these are from 2002 and 2003, but I saw at least a couple from 2005 and 2006. I also found one from 2004– if ever you read a history of my broadcasts, 2004 will be called “the lost year,” reflecting my near-total disregard for playlists and archives. In fact, this may be the only surviving episode from that entire year!

Finally, I have one “ITDE” tape marked “w/ Josh, SAVE”… anyone know who this might be? Conspiracy theories, yearbook fans, and savant listeners leave your guesses in the comments section!

You might want to clear off some shelves

July 13, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent files referenced in this post are being replaced with new links. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

I’ve got two new torrents coming at you! I intended to share these much sooner, but I got a little bit behind… now it’s July and I’m putting up links to April broadcasts, go fig. Here’s what I’ve got for you:

4/4/09: Our hero takes two-and-a-half hours to slowly transition from a Zelphabet-curated Arcane Device track to a live field recording of birdsong outside the station. A chance yard sale find of Smithsonian Folkways birdsong LPs just 15 minutes after the broadcast confirms DaveX is on the right track. This show is lovely, and sets up the bird mania of the next episode. Also includes Philip Samartzis, Michael Vorfeld, Asmus Tietchens, and Guilty Connector.

4/11/09: Lots of birds. Lots of tape. Also features The Revolutionary Ensemble’s final recording, Miya Masaoka, Joan Jeanrenaud, and Valerio Cosi.

New torrents!

June 28, 2009

(Quick note: the torrent files referenced in this post are being replaced with new links. Sorry for any confusion. –DaveX)

Here’s my latest batch of torrents. As always, you have choices:

“ITDE” 6/27/09– Realize all your dreams, and treat yourself to the full show. This broadcast features the debut of “Lawrence Welk’s Secret Shame,” Praey’s last pre-reunion tour set, obscure Finnish sounds, and Dictaphonia 2’s B-side!

Karthik Kakarala, Tony Youngblood, and DaveX LIVE– Karthik witnesses the awesome power of a fully-operational ~Ore~, and lives to tell the tale. Or does he?! Abused guitars, and multiple circuit-bent instruments will fill 23 minutes of your life with aural goodness.

Praey, LIVE– Fresh from the Lost Cross, Praey attempts to enlarge the Hi-Life Room via standing sound waves. Success!

Describing Yoshihide Sodeoka’s Video Metal DVD– Ranking highly amongst strange “ITDE” experiments, this segment finds DaveX and company engaged in describing the visual contents of a film to the blinded radio listenership. Weirdness without comparison!

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 6/27/09

June 27, 2009

We’re live!

VNC — Fight/Destroy/Ambulance
VNC — Your Heart Cannot Stay Asleep
VNC — Field of Anchors
Andrew Coltrane — Death Letter
The Raytownian(s) — We Are In A Corporate State (pt.2)
Belltonesuicide — Your Mouth is an Open Sore
blanco estira nuestro (+) hermana Helice — position lines within an afternoon movement
Fried Marlenstahl — Etude pseudo-electronique #1
NXP — Spiders
Rez Epo — Seen Her in the Very Heart of the Ocean
Hanson Ono — Incomprehensible Frustration
Death Factory — Memorial
Douglas Ferguson — v96+7gDL
Melissa Lovely & Justin Waters Here and Thereian Duo — DIY ask DIY
Pony Payroll — Nah
Karthik Kakarala, DaveX, Tony Youngblood — LIVE @ WDBX-FM, 6/27/09
BIOS — After the Universe Consumes Us All the Singularities Felt Particularly Useless
Conure — Hobart
Jeff Gburek — Kreuzberg–Neukoln–Kleve
Praey — LIVE @ WDBX-FM, 6/27/09
Jeff Gburek — Grace-Hollogne-Liege
Yoshihide Sodeoka — Video Metal, “Evil Erector”
Yoshihide Sodeoka — Video Metal, “Psychedelic Death Vomit”
Yoshihide Sodeoka — Video Metal, “Electric Hair Doom”

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 6/20/09

June 20, 2009

I’ve made it into the station, following an extraordinarily creepy nightmare. Let me just say that any deceased children attempting to contact me via my computer keyboard will not receive the best treatment from me at this time.

Listeners, on the other hand, have got it good today! Hal McGee is due to phone in for an interview soon, and Brandon Beachum is busy setting up for a performance in the next room. He was short one 1/4″ cable, so I found one for him– to call it “vintage” is exceedingly polite.

dictaphonia2

That was Hal McGee, folks. Definitely one of my better interviews– it’s so nice to speak with a person who is as obviously in love with sound as I am myself– I’d like to encourage you to visit the Dictaphonia 1 page; pick yourself up a digital copy of this fascinating compilation!

Right now, Brandon Beachum is warming up his giant amps right here in the Hi-Life Room. He’ll be going live as “Marathon” momentarily, so don’t miss out.

As I mentioned, today is Kurt Schwitters’ birthday– happy 122nd!– so I’m playing some Merzbow in his honor… the connection being the “merz-” see? Masami Akita didn’t dredge that up out of thin air… so it pays to know your history.

At present, Brandon is having some difficulties with his gear. Something may be broken. In such a case, I generally take it as an opportunity to do something completely different and aurally flog the defective equipment within an inch of its existence. Public humiliation for malfunctioning technology! Brandon is being a bit more sensible, systematically attacking the problem one knob and cable at a time. We’ll see how this goes.

It’s a gear crisis, but we’re all working to ease Mr. Brandon’s troubled spirit. Soon, listeners, soon!

David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano — Hyperpituitary Giant
David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano –Pheremones
David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano –Roog
David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano –Fling Away the Shell
David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano — Throttle Body Lifter
David Lee Myers, Marco Oppedisano –An Infinitely Hot and Dense Dot
Merzbow — Run Chicken Run
The Infant Cycle — Trombone
The Infant Cycle — Secret Hidden Message
The Infant Cycle — (and then the dog replied)
BIOS — Forever Dividing and Evolving
Sandor Szabo, Kevin Kastning — Hyperbola
Marathon — LIVE @ WDBX-FM, 6/20/09
Locrian — Barren Temple Obscured by Contaminated Fogs
Dave Wright — Cattle Gas
Richard Orlando — Farrington Street Blues
Mark McGee — Capoeira Blitz Squad
Sonic Disorder — Ugly Chemical Junk
Douglas Burkett — Spin Cycles
Jamison Williams — Francois Boucher (1703-1770)
Zebra Mu — Micro Junk Cassette Slicer