Pauline Oliveros, 1932-1916.

Last week, on Thanksgiving, the trailblazingly great Pauline Oliveros passed.


My show last Wednesday was a tribute to her and her music. You can listen here on my Mixcloud page.

Bye Bye Butterfly (Electronic Works)
Mercury Retrograde (Quartet for the End of Space)
Horse Sings From Cloud (Accordion & Voice)
Duo for Accordion & Bandoneon (The Wanderer)
In the Shadow of The Phoenix (same)
Mewsack (Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970)
The Well (The Well & The Gentle)



But they’re from California…!

From an all-to-memoryflood-inducing blog post on sexism in the music industry (what? you say. That never happens!) I yoinked this most excellent meme:


During my PolyGram days, my friend had the famous weiner-in-socks pic of the Peppers displayed prominently in her cube. One afternoon ChaimGene Simmons and Paul Stanley clomped through our office, all raw leather, chest hair and chains jingling, leaving a trail of overpoweringly fetid after-shave behind them. They stopped briefly in front of her cube, looked at the photo and ChaimGene said, “Huh. They’re not that big.” and then went about their business with her boss.

So many stories but that’ll do for now.

From Her to Eternity

punk rock 8

Michna: Death Pits of Rath, Thousand Thursday (ghostly intl)
Joe McGasko: This Planet is Doomed, Inter-Planetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets Sun Ra
Sir Richard Bishop: Hill Dwellers, Graviton Polarity Generator (social music)
Titu, Kala, Sukha and Ram Chendra NATH: Sounds of the Indian Snake Charmer, Vol 2 (hanson)
Arca: Failed, Xen (mute)
Ray Sammartano: Wheel of the Sun, Dark Matter Sunshine
Dan Deacon: Take it to the Max, Gliss Riffer (domino)
Steve Reich: Six Marimbas
Henry Jacobs: #7-12, The Wide Weird World of Henry Jacobs (tino corp)
John Carpenter: Fallen, Lost Themes (sacred bones)
Machinedrum: B Patiend, Vapor City Archives (ninja tune)
Museum of Love: Monotronic (dfa)
Moon Duo: Night Beat, Shadow of the Sun (sacred bones)
They Why Because: Changez!, Music Shapes

Shake, Bezoar, Shake!

Best attempt ever at squeezing every ha’penny from the bezoar for WCBN’s 2015 Fundraiser. The best part was my singing Bjork impersonation (which I was asked to repeat later on the LMS).


Skinny Puppy: Love, Mind the Perpetual Intercourse
PJ Harvey: Yuri G, 4 Track Demos
American Analog Set: The Only One, Know by Heart
Pink Floyd: Bike, Piper At The Gates of Dawn
Kid 606: Buffalo 606-The Morning After, Down with the Scene
Fred Frith: Their Blood is Black And Yellow, Accidental
Henry Kaiser: Devil In The Drain
The Books: All Bad Ends All, Thought For Food
Blues Control: Rest On Water, Local Flavor
Bjork: Family, Vulnicara
My Bloody Valentine, To Here Knows When, Loveless
Miss Murgatroid: Hellhole, Myoclyonic Melodies
Joan La Barbara: Cathing, Tapesongs (also bonus “Lightning Comes in Flashes”)
Morton Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier: Smoke, Music for Piano and Violin
Aphex Twin: DISKPREPT1, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments EP 2
Peter Whitehead: Tunnel of Love, Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones…
Goat: Goatman, World Music
Meridian Brothers: La Gitana Me Ha Dejado, Desesperanza
Negativland: What’s Music?, Hate People Like Us
John Carpenter: The Devil Awakens, Prince of Darkness OST

Captain’s Cap



Subway: Harmonia, Subway II (soul jazz)
Goliath Bird Eater (feat. Nels Cline): Blood Silk Road, Sasqroch split ep (not not fun)
The Dead C: Fake Electronica (language)
Slava Ranko: Golden Peaches, Arctic Hysteria (adolescent)
Roger Manning Jr. & Brian Reitzell: Lara’s Rainbow, Logan’s Sanctuary (emperor norton)
Bo Hansson: At the House of Elrond & The Ring Goes South, Lord of the Rings (resource)
Fever Ray: I’m Not Done (mute)
Gerhard Potuznik: Fingered by Numbers, Concorde (cheap)
Iannis Xenakis: Orient-Occident III, Electro Acoustic Music (nonesuch)
Ergo Phizmiz & his Orchestra: Clay Hills Cop, Plays Aphex Twin (mukow)
Bjorn Olsson: Minnesstund, Instrumental Music (omplatten)
Manuel Gottsching: Deep Distance, New Age of Earth (mg art)
Harmonia: Ohrwurm, Musik von Harmonia (brain)
Hauschka: Nadelwald, Ferndorf (fatcat)
Shull: Tell The Bees, The Branch Will Not Break (umbrella)
Grouper: You Never Came, Cover the Windows and the Walls (root strata)

Lady Meggmalade

1/21/15 “Wow I can’t believe I’m updating this fucking thing!”


Mohamed Rafi: Jan Pahechan Ho, Doob Doob O’Rama (qdk)
Henry Flynt & Nova’ Billy: Double Spindizzy (locust)
Mogwai: Tell Everybody That I Love Them (sub pop)
Sanso-Xtro: Hello Night Crow, Fountain Fountain Joyous Mountain (digitalis)
Ryan Huber: Cassara, Four Pi (self-released)
Rhythm and Noise: Slug Path, Chasm’s Accord (asphodel)
Clark: There’s A Distance in You (warp)
Tapes and Topographies: The Blind Stenographer (simulacra)
Craig Burk: The History of Decency (exerpt), The Various Edges (illusion production)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Anger (Talvin Singh remix), Split (ninja tune)
Dying Ground: Ascension into the Heavens (avant)
Salvatore Martirano: L’s GA (polydor)
Jan St. Werner: Schwazade, Miscontinuum Album (thrill jockey)
Jaga Jazzist: Lithuania, ’94-’14 (ninja tune)
Nots: White Noise, We Are Nots (goner)

Carny Asada

carny asada


Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks: Roses on the Window, Enter The Slasher House (domino)
Os Ovni: La Dusseltrip, Let’s Leave Reality (something cold)
Orbital: Are We Here?, Snivelisation (ffrr)
Raymond Scott: Siberian Tiger on an Ocean Liner, Raymond Scott Rewired (basta)
Massive Attack: Karmacoma, Protection (virgin)
Gnome and Spybey: The False Prophets, At Willie’s Place (tourette)
Tomita: Pictures at an Exhibition–exerpt (red seal)
Nels Cline: The Wedding Band, macroscopic (cryptogramophone)
The Happiness Boys: Meat Parade (duotone)
Aphex Twin: Girl/Boy Song, Richard D. James Album (warp)
Juliana Barwick: Look Into Your Own Mind, Nepenthe (dead oceans)
Porya Hatami: White Forest, Shallow (tench)
Yellow Swans: Reintegration, Deterioration (modern radi0)
Jailbreak: Sugar Blues, The Rocker (family vineyard)

Unnecessary Hegemony

gaseous hope


Seefeel: More Like Space (too pure)
The Notwist: Neon Golden (domino)
Yowie: Tara, The Cryptooology LP (skin graft)
Robert Fripp & The League of Gentlemen: God Save the King (eg)
Toto: Paul Takes the Water of Life, Dune OST (polygram)
Henry Kaiser: It’s a Wonderful Life, Solo Guitar (metalanguage)
Telex: Dance to the Music, Neurovision (sire)
Michael Andrews: Manipulated Living, Donnie Darko OST (elgonix labs)
The Orb: We’re Pastie to be Grill You, Pomme Fritz (mercury)
The The: Uncertain Smile, Soul Mining (epic)
Silver Apples: The Gift-Sonic Boom remix (whirlybird)
The Leo Bugariloves: Aamianen Kesoililla, Hits and Misses (karkia mistika)
Starfuckers: 30.0/31.0, iamaphotographer (plain)
David First: Tape Letter to Michigan, Electronic Works 1976-77 (dais)
Spacetime Continuum: Ping Pong, Sea Biscuit (astralwerks)

You’re Worth 100 Times Your Weight of Water!

One-man Weirding Module

One-man Weirding Module

Air: Alone in Kyoto, Talkie Walkie (virgin)
David Bowie: Subtearraneans, Low (ryko)
Keiji Haino/Oren Ambarchi/Jim O’Rourke: A New Radiance Springing Forth From Inside You, Now While it’s Still Warm Let Us Pour in All the Mystery (black truffle)
Loop: Straight to Your Heart, Heaven’s End (reactor)
hudpucker: Under, Live at the Phoenix Cafe November 15, 2013
Masaki Batoh: Ebb/Benthos, Kikaokubeshi (the now sound)
Kate Bush: Pull Out the Pin, The Dreaming (emi)
Julia Holter: In The Green Wild, Loud City Songs (domino)
Charming Hostess: Laws of Physics, Eat (vaccination)
Elaine Radigue: Etude, Opus 17 (alga marghen)
Harold Budd: Il Leopardo Delle Nevi, La Bella Vista (shout! factory)
Hauschka: Kamogawa, Foreign Landscapes (fatcat)
Buke and Gass: Medulla Oblongata, Riposte (brassland)
Amps For Christ: The Cruel Sister, Circuits (turned word)
Evol: #7, Proper Headshrinker (editions mego)
Charlatan: Electronic Horizon, Isolatarium (type)


Allergic to pollen

Henry the Cow

I caught Fred Frith live at Trinosophes last Saturday night. He was brilliant. Better than John Cage with a guitar. Having reserved seats really helped, also ours were closer to the front.

No, he doesn't look like this anymore.

No, he doesn’t look like this anymore.

Had fun with the playlist, inspired by Frithdom.

Institut fuer Feinmotorik: #4 (side), Negemergenz (fusetron)
ZNR: Naive Description de la Formation d’un Sentiment, Barricade 3 (ReR)
Polvo: Snake Fist Fighter (jesus christ)
EEK: untitled, Live at the Cairo High Cinema Institute (Nashazphone) [THIS RULES, IF YOU CAN FIND IT, DO!]
Milford Graves: Unification, Grand Unification (tzadik)
Verplanken: Looking for the Sun, The Missing Tracks (marie-line t discovery)
Plastics: Cards, Welcome Back (island)
Deerhoof: Littleness, Halfbird (menlo park)
Stephen Vitiello & David Tronzo: Long Walk (for Slow Loris), Scratchy Monsters, Laughing Ghosts (new albion)
Farewell My Concubine: Scumbag, American Telepathic Scumbag (hot releases)
Henry Cow: Teenbeat Reprise, The Henry Cow Legend (virgin)
Art Bears: Joan, Hopes and Fears (ReR)
Fred Frith & Henry Kaiser: Roy Rogers, Friends and Enemies (cuneiform)
Fred Frith: Canadian Psycho, All Is Bright But It Is Not Day (dame)
Burnt Skull: Uniform, Sewer Birth (12xu)
The Casket Girls: Chemical Dizzy, True Love Kills The Fairy Tale (graveface)
The Blow: A Kiss (kanine)
Underworld: Pearls Girl, Second Toughest In The Infants (wax trax)
Peace Orchestra: The Man Part One (g-stone)