Brand spankin’ new show after skipping last time due to a nasty flu.
Some fun stuff. I played some Residents, who were just in town. I had the opportunity to interview Residents creative director Homer Flynn once again, on Fortunato’s daytime program The Monday Sampler. I’ll have the audio of that once I get my fingers on it; KBOO’s revamping their website, so everything is in disarray at the moment, but in the meantime, listen to the entire program here, with the interview happening at around the half-hour mark.
I also played some Negativland material featuring member Richard Lyons. Negativland‘s Mark Hosler recently informed fans that Richard is very ill, in the terminal stages of cancer and likely won’t be around much longer.
I have always appreciated Lyon’s twisted, almost muted to the point of being subliminal, sense of satire. He brought life to the clueless, desperately wanting to be hip, yet rigidly scriptural Pastor Dick, the similarly oblivious wannabe radio personality Dick Vaughn, and car obsessed media figure Dick Goodbody. Mark once said that Richard was the impetus behind the infamous Helter Stupid media prank gone horribly wrong and was also responsible for a lot of Negativland’s packaging, in addition to songs and vocalizations. Richard was undoubtedly an integral part of the whole that made Negativland’s and Over the Edge’s classic era material so great.
My favorite memory of him was seeing Negativland in 1999 on their True/False tour. My soon-to-be wife Coco was with me and this was our first ever live music event together. I had warned her that this was no conventional music concert but she wanted to go to see why I was so excited about seeing Negativland. She didn’t quite get it. It really wasn’t her kind of thing, these guys mixing up preexisting audio and film on the fly. It wasn’t until Pastor Dick hit the stage that she was nearly in tears with laughter. It was like all of the lame religious indoctrination by obnoxious, pseudo-hip youth pastors she’d had to endure throughout her childhood, as her parents went through their inevitable 70s repentance phase, youth camp trips, etc. She really enjoyed that segment and thought it was really fun and well done.
He made the occasional appearance to OTE in the last few years and had apparently been fighting cancer over the last decade, which had apparently returned. He will be sorely missed.
I hope you like this show.
Listen: [audio http://chardman.sauceruney.com/music/shows/2016/kboo_episode.1.160414.2200.mp3]
00:00m. KBOO Community Radio – ID/Promo Spots – Promo Spots
00:03m. Negativland – Ask Pastor Dick, Muriel’s Purse Fund, Bible Quiz – Over The Edge Vol. 2 – Pastor Dick: Muriel’s Purse Fund
00:16m. Set break — Background: Leonard Pennario – March of the Lunatics
00:17m. Gilbert Mack – Noises and Sounds: I Found A Sound – About, Volume IVhr.
00:19m. Michael Dorn/Marc Okrand – Numbers – Star Trek: Conversational Klingon
00:23m. Lowell Thomas, Jr. – Side One: Introduction – The Story of Mr. World
00:28m. Bill Cosby – What Ya Think ‘Bout Lickin’ My Chicken? – Disco Bill
00:32m. Slim Goodbody – Down Down Down – Healthy and Wealthy
00:35m. Evel Kneivel – Why (feat. Carl Setty) – Evel Kneivel
00:38m. Sonny Bono – Pammie’s On A Bummer – Sonny
00:45m. Art Linkletter – We Love You, Call Collect – We Love You, Call Collect 7”
00:50m. Think – Once You Understand – Once You Understand / Gather
00:54m. Gary S. Paxton – The Big – A = The Big – M – 7
00:57m. Mike Douglas – The Man In My Little Girl’s Life (played at 33 1/3 RPM) – 7”
01hr., 01m. Set break/ID/Station Biz- Background: John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams
01hr., 08m. The Everyday Film – Faithful Dogs – Faithful Dogs – Single
01hr., 10m. The Everyday Film – Scanning for Panic – Faithful Dogs – Single
01hr., 15m. The Everyday Film – Faithful Dogs (instrumental) – Faithful Dogs – Single
01hr., 17m. Ken Freedman & Andy Breckman – The Record That Changed Your Life – WFMU-Seven Second Delay, 4/13/16
01hr., 19m. The Residents – Satisfaction – Satisfaction 7”
01hr., 23m. The Residents – I’ll Go Crazy – George & James (American Composer Series – Volume 1)
01hr., 25m. The Residents – Try Me – George & James (American Composer Series – Vol. 1)
01hr., 26m. The Residents – Think – George & James (American Composer Series -Vol. 1)
01hr., 28m. The Residents – I Don’t Mind – George & James (American Composer Series -Vol. 1)
01hr.,31m. Set break — Background: Robin Workman – Moog Plays ABBA – S.O.S.
01hr., 34m. Negativland – Hell Car – Over The Edge Vol. 2 – Pastor Dick: Muriel’s Purse Fund
01hr.,39m. Negativland – Ron Bailey’s School Of Broadcast, Etc. – Over The Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn’s Moribund Music Of The 70’s
01hr., 47m. Negativland – Roy Storey’s Sports Line #1 – Over The Edge Vol. 4: Dick Vaughn’s Moribund Music Of The 70’s
01hr., 51m. Arthur Brown – 2024 – Requiem
01hr., 57m. Starlight Children’s Chorus – Outro: E.T., I Love You – E.T., I Love You and Other Extraterrestrial Songs