Inspired by that silly video showing a woman reacting to eating a ghost pepper (I’m assuming) that someone set to music, I played a lot of stuff using the human voice as a compositional jumping in/off point – some Steve Reich, Rene Lussier, Scott Johnson and a few similarly composed tracks from Morgan Fisher’s Miniatures 2. I brought, but completely failed to play, Gavin Bryars‘ Jesus Blood Never Failed Me. Oh well. You can hum it to yourselves.
I also played some of the new album by Evil Genius, Bitter Human. I recommend you check it out. Really great kinetic, improvised electric guitar with tuba and drums. Check them out here. Axeman Max Kutner is an alumnus of The Grandmothers of Invention and has the chops to prove it.
Anywho, here’s the show. I hope you like it. I made it myself.
Artist / Song / Disk
KBOO Community Radio / ID/Promo Spots / Promo Spots
Crass / Bomb Plus Bomb Tape [excerpt] / Christ the Album
Morgan Fisher / Green and Pleasant / Miniatures
Set break / Intro – Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
Publio Delgado / Hot pepper challenge – Harmonizator / YouTube
Civavijus / Crying Japanese Politician Guitar / YouTube
Scott Johnson / John Somebody pt. I / John Somebody
Jean Huston / Jump Time / Miniatures 2
Howard Jones / Atoms and Stars / Miniatures 2
Hermeto Pascoal / Feira De Asakusa (Asakusa Market) / Miniatures 2
Thomas De Hartman / Gurdjieff / De Hartman Music / Miniatures 2
Philip K. Bimstein / Garland Hirschi’s Cows / Garland Hirschi’s Cows
René Lussier / La Visite De Charles De Gaulle / Le Trésor De La Langue
Steve Reich & Kronos Quartet / Different Trains: America-Before the War / Different Trains
Set break / Background: John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams
Evil Genius / Blind Elephant’s Green Felt Jungle Dance / Bitter Human
Evil Genius / Juke Prompt / Bitter Human
Evil Genius / Another Ale for the Gesture Urn / Bitter Human
Evil Genius / Secondary Air / Bitter Human
Set break / Background: Moog Plays ABBA – S.O.S.
Dick Rosmini / A Short History Of Recording / Home Made With Teac
Dennis Duck / Pants Story / Dennis Duck Does Disco
Tom Ellard / Louis Armstrong Story / Eighties Cheesecake
Savant / Stationary Dance / Artificial Dance
Bill Laswell / Upright Man / Baselines
Brian Eno and David Byrne / America Is Waiting / My Life In the Bush of Ghosts
Set break / Background: Moog Plays ABBA – Waterloo
Jandek / Naked In the Afternoon / Ready For The House
Shockabilly / Vietnam/Flying / Vietnam
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood / Some Velvet Morning / Movin’ With Nancy
Peter Hammill / Jargon King / A Black Box
Peter Hammill / Fogwalking / A Black Box
Tubeway Army / Down in the Park / Machines comp.
Starlight Children’s Chorus / E.T., I Love You / E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs