Archive for the ‘phone-in’ Category

Liveblogging! “ITDE” 4/23/11

April 23, 2011

Update: OMG Tom Hamilton is kicking some serious ass.

Hot damn, it’s my birthday. I’m kicking it off right with a special broadcast of “It’s Too Damn Early”… Tom Hamilton will be phoning in this morning! I’m looking forward to it– and of course, I’ll be playing a lot of interesting new things as well. There’s adventuring to be done today! In the meantime, enjoy your playlist:

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson – Horpma I (from “Horpma,” on Carrier)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Glacial March (from “Ghostbone,” on Dark Meadow Recordings)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Fear Is A Force
Brian Eno — M386 (from “Music for Films“)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — Walleye Spawn (from “Shadow Machine,” on Pogus)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — The Salt Eaters
Anla Courtis — Respire un Cordero (from “Tape Works,” on Pogus)
Anla Courtis — Reducido a Hemorragia de Merluzas
Anla Courtis — Studio for Wire Plugs
Anla Courtis —  Invisible Clown Sonata
Frank Rothkamm — Outdoor Heritage of New Jersey (from “FB02,” on Flux Records)
Frank Rothkamm — Astronaut of Inner Space
Jesse Paul Miller — Lani Hua Moana (Sky Egg Ocean) (from “Huelo, Tail of a Beast,” self-release)
Tom Hamilton — Modhera (from “Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music,” on Kvist)
Vapaa — Tuhannet Vuodet (from “Hum Hum Hum,” on Last Visible Dog)

“It’s Too Damn Early” needs phone-in guests!

February 13, 2011

Are you interested in being a phone-in musical guest for “It’s Too Damn Early” in 2011? It’s time to get in touch! These are opportunities for LIVE radio performance and interviews, all over the phone– no need to change out of your pajamas.

I am seeking sound artists, noise folks, improvisers, radio art enthusiasts, and experimental music makers of all types. Performance lengths vary, but you’re always booked for at least 30 minutes so we can fit an interview in as well as your set. Dream up something weird, and drop me a line in the comments section!

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 3/13/10

March 13, 2010

I made it into the station a little bit early today, just in time to interrupt some sort of Justin Timberlake madness in the CD player. Yikes. I’ve got a whole lot of good music with me this morning, so I know this will be a great show. Karthik Kakarala is my phone-in guest, live from Texas. He’s been attending the cool kids prom at NX35, so I’ve done my best to convince him to duct tape a cell phone to a guitar and have at it. We’ll see how that goes.

Other big news? My new show, “Sounds Like Radio” kicks off on April 4th, from 3-5 a.m., CST. I’ll definitely be posting more about this as the day gets closer– but for now, I’m just going to hammer it in a little at a time.

Eckhard Gerdes, Shelf Life — Blues For Osiris (from “Scuff Mud“)
Joe Foster, Hong Chulki, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Ryu Hankil — Oscillation, Vacillation (from Balloon & Needle release of the same name)
Gary Verkade, Kenneth Gaburo — Antiphony X (Winded) [from “Winded,” on Innova)
Eckhard Gerdes, Shelf Life — Z. Buzz
Karthik Kakarala — LIVE phone-in performance for WDBX-FM, 3/13/10
Ralph White & The Hora Flora Sound System — Wildflower Face, Insect Eyes (from self-titled album on Resipiscent)
John von Seggern — Hyper Erhu (this, and next two selections, taken from “Sonic Circuits VIII,” on Innova)
Antun Blazinovic — Elements
David Jaggard — Mary & Ann
Rodrigo Costanzo — I Am Your Density, Section 2 (from “I Am Your Density,” on The Noise Upstairs Records)

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 2/27/10

February 27, 2010

Today’s phone-in guest is Ironing, back for a second bite at the apple. You’ll have to make sure you’re tuned in– he might take us all out for waffles again! If you’re hungry now, go check out these videos.

Speaking of eating, I gotta thank Chaos Kit for this yummy pizza!

Matt Davignon — Mesonychoteuthis (from “Living Things” on Edgetone)
Matt Davignon — Markhor
Shelf Life — Morning Parlance (from “Courtesy,” on Psychic Oscillator)
Shelf Life — Afternoon Parlance
Shelf Life — Evening Parlance
David Morneau — Salutation (from “a/break machinations”)
David Morneau — Transformation
Ironing — LIVE phone-in performance, WDBX-FM, 2/27/10
Louis Dufort — Materio_*

Now that you’re done listening to “ITDE,” why don’t you go check out Ironing’s radio show “The Sum of Your Life?”

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 1/30/10

January 30, 2010

I nearly had to arrive at the station by sleigh this morning– Southern Illinois is having a bit of a blizzard right now. Naturally, the station was empty when I arrived; I don’t think other people are quite as nuts as I am to drive in this yuck. Fortunately for you, staying at home near the radio is all that I require.

For today’s broadcast, I’ll be playing some of the winning entries from the Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s annual Jeu de Temps/Times Play competition for young and emerging Canadian sound artists. This year, a partnership with Germany’s national electroacoustic association DEGEM brings German electroacoustic works into the scope of this program as well. I’ll be speaking with three of the winning composers, so you’ll want to stick around! Here’s the lineup:

Florian Hartlieb, “Im Vorderen Zimmer des hinteren Raums” ~ 5am
Nicolas Wiese, ~ “Vertikalzeit”  5:30am
Yota Kobayashi, “Kakusei” ~ 6am

Nicolas Wiese reminded me of the upcoming “re(((Sound)))” exhibition at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery in St. Louis, where he will have a piece in the installation. Ghost Ice fans will also want to check this out– an opportunity for a rare sighting in the wild. The opening reception will be held this Friday, from 6-8 p.m.

M/N/M/L — Breath (this, and next four tracks, taken from “Serge Modular Users 2009”)
CRAY (Ross Healy) — STRK
John DuVal — Distress Call
Benge — 1972 Serge Modular, from Twenty Systems
kkonkkrete — Untitled 1
Olivier GirouardSuite_04
Florian HartliebIm Vorderen Zimmer des hinteren Raums
Interview with Florian Hartlieb, WDBX-FM 1/30/10
Nicolas WieseVertikalzeit
Interview with Nicolas Wiese, WDBX-FM 1/30/10
Yota KobayashiKakusei
Yota Kobayashi — Tensho
Steve Lalonde — Quand la nuit se referme

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 1/23/10

January 23, 2010

I’ve got Peter Martin (of Eddie the Rat) on the phone right now– he’s playing piano in a closet, and sending his efforts via speaker into a phone in another closet– all while trying not to wake the SFPD officer and her 4-year-old sleeping in the residence above.

Try finding that on corporate radio!

Anyhow, I’m pleased as punch about this set. The phone is giving us the usual “dial-a-fidelity” random qualities. In this case, adding a bit of ringing distortion to a handful of notes. Fun!

Peter Martin — LIVE phone-in set, WDBX-FM, 1/23/10
Eddie the Rat — Food For the Moon Too Soon, pt. 1
Eddie the Rat — Cannibal
Eddie the Rat — I Ovulate in Mode
Eddie the Rat — Spiritual Amnesia
Cesar Bolanos — Intensidad y Altura
Cesar Bolanos –Interpolaciones
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 19, opus 467
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 14, opus 459
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 15, opus 460
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 12, opus 457
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 17, opus 462
Frank Rothkamm — Arppegiator
Frank Rothkamm — Rauschmittel
Grundik Kasyansky — 10.9.2005 (from “Light and Roundchair”)
Sous Su Toulouse En Rouge — Live at Dictaphonia Fest, 11/7/09
Mark McGee — Live at Dictaphonia Fest, 11/7/09
Vagina Teeth/Jesus Teeth — Live at Dictaphonia Fest, 11/7/09
Various — Runaway Train (from Ash International release “Runaway Train”)
Skozey Fetisch — Face Rub As Objective Convex Device

Today’s show turned into a bit of a drawing festival (something which I need to do more often, I miss this!) with Karthik, DJ Mo, and The Weasel contributing. I thought I’d share the results:

DJ Mo's pen and ink

A pencil sketch from Karthik

An early, untitled work from The Weasel-- can an electronics enthusiast convert this to a schematic? What would it do?

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 1/16/10

January 16, 2010

Today’s guests– Chicago sound artist Eric Leonardson will be joining us over the phone, and local drummer Matt Sickest (say it slowly, folks) is here in the Hi-Life Room.

Frank Rothkamm — Ich (from Monochrome Vision release “Moers Works 1982-1984”)
Frank Rothkamm — Relikt
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — The Six-Leggers
Matt Sickest — LIVE at WDBX-FM, 1/16/10
Interview with Eric Leonardson, 1/16/10
Eric Leonardson — Revolving door, CTA bus, walk to CTA Blue Line (from AudioBoo)
Eric Leonardson — Locus Sonus; Chicago, Westside (excerpt)
KRN — Locus Sonus; Zone B, Amitie, Dakar (excerpt)
Auris — Kr-Tkec-Pte
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — Near and Distant Relations
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — Four-Anna Bit
Anna Friz, Eric Leonardson — Waltz of the Parking Meters
Anna Friz, Eric Leonardson — Switch Yard
Eric Leonardson — White As White
Eric Leonardson — Pittsburgh Electric
Eric Leonardson — Eko
Eric Leonardson — Handwriting
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti –Round Airy Light on Dark
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — Middle Neck and Scrag End

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 1/9/10

January 9, 2010

Today, I’m excited to be having Peter Martin (Eddie the Rat) performing a live phone-in set. As always, I also have a lot of great music to share, so I’m pretty well just jumping straight into it. Last week’s show DID manage to record via the webstream, so I’m going to see if that success can be duplicated this week– cross your fingers!

Hmm. Well, I’m not certain what happened to Peter Martin’s phone-in this week– for now, let’s just hope he’s okay, and work on re-scheduling. Next week, Eric Leonardson is on the calendar, so hold tight until then! I hope you enjoyed this week’s broadcast. Take care! –DaveX

Update: Kids Kamp host Mama C wasn’t able to be in-studio this week, so I was instructed to put the WDBX “emergency” programming on before heading out after my show. (Covering it was also an option, but I’ve only had a couple hours sleep.) I decided to leave a long playlist on the station’s PC, opting to program something more DaveX-approved instead. Musica Elettronica Viva, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra, and Jamie Drouin kept me good company on my drive home, and it was also pretty fun getting to hear my own show from the listener’s seat for once!

Update 2: Peter Martin is recovering after an accident involving chlorine gas. We are currently working to re-schedule his phone-in set.

Larry Kucharz — 1990 No. 4
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 7, opus455
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 1, opus 441
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 25, opus 473
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 23, opus 471
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 18, opus 463
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 9, opus 464
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 11, opus 466
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 16, opus 461
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 8, opus 456 “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser”
Thanos Chrysakis, James O’ Sullivan, Dario Bernal Villegas, Jerry Wigens — Distant Cascade
Eddie the Rat — Mu (Unask the Question)
Eddie the Rat — Dim
Eddie the Rat — There’s No Such Place As Outer Space
Tristan Perich — qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq (Live at Issue Project Room, 3/18/09)
Sonic Anta — Wood
Style City — Droid (free release– download it here)
Bury My Heart — Skull Death Dive
Eddie the Rat — Once Around the Butterfly Bush
Various — “Imperfect Silence, pt.1” from Cadavre Esquis Compilation One
Skozey Fetisch — Exploitable Rift
Skozey Fetisch –Ergo-a-Spin
Skozey Fetisch — Metastatic Alternative #1
Skozey Fetisch — Face Rub as Objective Convex Device
David Bowie, Brian Eno — Neukoln (excerpt, homemade lock groove)
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 4, opus 445
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 21, opus 469
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 13, opus 458
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 20, opus 468
Frank Rothkamm — Zahra Fugue 26, opus 474
Jamie Drouin — Live, October 7, 2009 at La Société de Curiosités, Paris
Musica Elettronica Viva — SpaceCraft
Musica Elettronica Viva — Stop the War
John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra — Meridian
John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra — Rising Sign
John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Susie Ibarra — Spirit Writing

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

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!

mystery tape update

September 18, 2009

I’m still ripping tapes– just finished number 27 a few moments ago. This has been a truly interesting project. I’ve got the dedicated PC sitting in my garage, so I bop down there every hour or so and change out tapes. Occasionally, I’ll find things in mid-rip, so I put on some headphones to hear what’s going on. Needless to say, I’ve had some interesting aural moments! Last night, I slipped on the headphones just in time to hear Tujiko Noriko whisper “I love you” quietly in my ears. It took me a moment to realize what the heck was going on, and then I had a good laugh. What timing!

I’ve also run into odd moments from my infamous “Ghost Show,” some awesome improvised drones, and some sort of spectacularly failing phone-in interview that I’ve yet to place. I’m going to have to refresh myself on this one– it seems to have involved quite a few people in-studio, but I can’t remember what the exact situation was.

As for the mystery tapes themselves, they’re coming right along. I decided to number the series (there will be 41 total) and scatter them to the wind over a long period of time. I haven’t decided on the exact method yet, but it will probably involve me carrying a tape around everywhere until it just feels right. Some of these are much more strange than others, too! While a good lot of these are “just” straight shows, there are a bunch that document extended improv sessions at WDBX, with little or no identifying information whatsoever.

Ironing performance vids, alternate download

September 1, 2009

ironing 4

Here’s three quick videos taken by Ironing during his phone-in performance on August 22nd’s broadcast of “It’s Too Damn Early.” In order to avoid spooking his workplace IT department thugs, who perhaps take a dim view of bit-torrent filesharing, I have uploaded this particular broadcast to Mediafire for him as well. Hop on this download if you haven’t already grabbed the torrent– you can grab it in two parts here and here.

Liveblogging! Commentary for “ITDE” 8/22/09

August 22, 2009

No telling how next week will pan out, but for now, WDBX has a new DJ programmed in the 2-4 a.m. slot– meaning that I won’t be doing anymore of these fun long shows for a while. Oh well! I suppose I could use the extra sleep.

Thankfully, this won’t affect any of the really cool guests I have scheduled for the next couple months, including tonight’s phone-in guest, Ironing. I’m really looking forward to chatting with this guy; not only does he run the terrific Hymns label, but he’s a fellow enthusiast of the microcassette format.

Wow, today has been unexpectedly heavy– Mammal obviously gives us a huge push in that direction, but Larval and The Transhumans are definitely keeping it going. I had actually forgotten how good the Larval album (“Obedience,” on Cuneiform) actually is! I had been playing it earlier today at home, noting that it sounded particularly awesome on my homemade through-house surround setup. Naturally, I had to get it on today’s show!

As for The Transhumans, I just don’t play their “Into the Maelstrom” enough. I’m perpetually amazed at how in-control this recording is, despite the high level of apparent chaos. I’ll probably play a few tracks from this disc– the overall arc of the music is one of the great qualities of this album.

Got a lot of calls about the Rich West “Mayo Grout’s Known Universe” recording. Apparently, Southern Illinois is keeping it weird. If you dug this and The Transhumans, you’re in luck– they’re both on the pfMentum label!

Bob Marsh wrote me this week, to hip me on his M! & M? project, a series of collaborations with a mysterious Italian fellow (the M?) of the duo. Marsh was debating whether to send me a CDR or just point me to the download, having apparently experienced the futile feeling of having a near-universally appreciated album (“Eight,” which I’m playing later) get great reviews, airplay, and still eat his budget. I always advise folks to send me a disc– it’s just easier– but if it’s between me hearing it or NOT hearing it– point me at the download!

I also played from Marsh’s “Nine” recordings, postcard-sized compositions made from alternations to a 1987 Michelin Road Atlas of France, which Marsh has been sharing with other musicians.

Okay, I tried phoning Hal McGee’s “Automatic Confessional,” but got hung up on twice. I guess I’ve been terrible. My insects and birds will have to wait until next week to become famous. As a runner-up prize, I’m now playing from volume 3 of “Dictaphonia,” the microcassette compilation McGee has been curating of late. See? No hard feelings about the confessional!

Eeek. My needle drop is showing.

Ironing will be calling in anytime now. Exactly when is anybody’s guess. Stay tuned!

Well, we are currently LIVE with Ironing, who is taking a walk in a park with some ducks. This is definitely going to be a memorable phone-in set, especially as Ironing’s microcassette contributions gradually take over the setting. I’ve also been promised that our journey will end in a Waffle House, for the live interview portion. Perhaps we’ll also be able to hear some yummy waffles being eaten. Mmmm, waffles.

Mammal — Repulsion
Larval — One Day I Just Kept On Walking
The Transhumans — Into the Maelstrom; Part Two: Descent (Approach)
The Transhumans — Into the Maelstrom; Part Two: Descent (Passage)
The Transhumans — Into the Maelstrom; Part Two: Descent
Rich West — I’m a Cockroach: Adapt, Adapt (pt.1)
M! & M? — New York Minute
M! & M? — Etude
M! & M? — Tarantella
M! & M? — Heart of the Matter
Bob Marsh — Nine Mine
Bryan Day — Day Nine
Larval — Last Ditch
DaveX — Phoning Hal McGee’s Automatic Confessional With Insects & Birds
Neonwork — Panic Attack
Mannequin Hollowcaust — Shrapnel Bath
Karl J. Paloucek — Phonorail
Justin Robert — Nylon/Mylar
Carl Holmes — Impulse Response
Ooy — Subway
Fludd — Reso-Nuances
JLIAT — Beethoven’s 9th, Bonus Track (Movement 5)
Bisexual Swinger — The Exercist
Alan George Ledergerber — I Like To Scare Myself
Stirner — digita4dictaphonia
auvikogue — heimart/exp – lost concert series vol.1
Bright Duplex — It’s Geese
Bright Duplex — Church of the Rosy Porky Pine
Lesson Lesson Lessen Relearn — Ultra Cultural Bummer (from split 7″ w/ Russian Tsarlag, on West Palm Beotch Records)
Russian Tsarlag — The Master’s Speech
Boris Hauf — Return of the 8 Bobs
Marina Hardy — No Bones
Earzumba — Trotando Riesgos
Ironing — LIVE phone-in performance for WDBX-FM, 8/22/09

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!

My life as a Humannequin

August 12, 2009

As part of London College of Communication’s “This Is Why We Meet” series of installations; Catarina Chaby, Daniel Camacho, Eleonora D’Acci and Yana Naidenov have created a set of interactive “humannequins” currently living outside an office in London.

Callers to the installation’s Skype address inhabit a humannequin, which allows them to see and hear passers-by with full audio and video feeds in real time. For my part, I chatted with Eleonora (unfortunately butchering her name a couple times before settling on Elly, sorry!) and playing some music as well– The Very Best’s “Warm Heart of Africa,” which is quite high in my personal playlist at the moment. I suggested that we should get a conference call going between the Humannequins and the Telemegaphone Dale, an installation located on top of the Jøtulshaugen mountain overlooking the idyllic Dalsfjord in Western Norway which broadcasts callers from a seven-meter tall loudspeaker array to the village below. It’s not often that a Humannequin can shout from a mountain, is it?

We also discussed the curious ability of so many Londoners to be able to walk right past, without any notice, the unlikely sight of people having a conversation (or a dance, as it were) with a mannequin. I’m guessing this is a big-city phenomenon. Still, I spotted my first English hoodie in the wild; and met “Emma,” my temporary Humannequin spouse. I offered her my umbrella, but she appeared comfortable with her blanket despite the rain, making no effort whatsoever to meet my gaze. We did, however, have a bit of conversation amongst ourselves– possibly our first since meeting, haha.

Calls to the Humannequins are taken between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., until Sunday, August 16th. Skype to: getalife.thisiswhywemeet to become a Humannequin yourself!

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This big show will impress her… friends!

August 4, 2009

August 15th is going to be incredible for “It’s Too Damn Early” listeners– even if it’s shaping up to be a hectic morning for me. Here’s what’s on the schedule:

First off, we have two phone-in guests that I’m VERY excited about. Ernesto Diaz-Infante, whose work includes everything from ethereal piano to improv noise, has been one of my favorites since hearing his 1999 release “Ucross Journal.” At the time, I wasn’t sure what to do with it exactly, but I’ve certainly paid attention to its continued ability to capture my attention and interest over the years.

Mike Khoury, whose free violin improvisations have featured on many of my broadcasts, will also be phoning in his own performance. I don’t know exactly what to expect from either of these guys, so you’d better just tune in and find out for yourself.

If this wasn’t enough, I’m also playing host to visiting musicians in the Hi-Life Room. Direct from a bill with Dan Godston the previous evening, I’ll be joined by Focus Group and Falcon Buddies. I’ve challenged Focus Group to showcase their experimental leanings– and while the rabid prog-fans at the following night’s Swamp show will surely give them a pass, I plan to lay a similar request with Falcon Buddies.

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