Saturday, April 29, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 18

Hey there folks!

Back again with a regular, shorter show. Only one, real big, podcast clip here. There was too much neat stuff in this Chuck Klosterman interview that I just couldn't bear to trim it down much.

Chuck Klosterman

A lot of thoughts on aging, and legacy, and the future. Neat stuff. Hey, I just had a birthday, whadaya want?

To accompany it, I chose a bunch of jazz from the 50's and early 60's. I listed the full group lineups because, well, it's jazz? It's what's done I guess.

Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan. Lee & Wayne weren't in the group in 1957.
I'm thinking some type of electronic music for next week. Does anybody have any requests? (Look you guys, I have 93,574 mp3 files on my hard drive. I've listened to quite a bit of it, but I appreciate any tips & suggestions from you about where I should poke around in my big music cavern next. Suggest away!)

Until next week,


- Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

I Mean You - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Art Blakey – Drums, Thelonious Monk – Piano, Johnny Griffin – Tenor Saxophone, Bill Hardman – Trumpet, Spanky DeBrest – Bass. Recorded in May, 1957)

Jesse Thorn. Admit it, you didn't think he looked like that, did you?
Bullseye with Jesse Thorn - Chuck Klosterman, author of “What If We’re Wrong?”  8/1/2016

This is the best photo of Thelonious Monk that doesn't include a hat.
 Ruby, My Dear - Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane (Thelonious Monk – Piano, John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone, Wilbur Ware – Bass, "Shadow" Wilson – Drums. Recorded in New York, Spring 1958)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 22: The Island, The Volcano, The Trap - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Bluing - Miles Davis/Sonny Rollins (Miles Davis – Trumpet, Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone, Jackie McLean – Alto Saxophone, Tommy Potter – Bass, Art Blakey – Drums, Walter Bishop, Jr. – Piano. Recorded October 5, 1951)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 23: Ruby Disarms - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Sonny Rollins
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins (Sonny Rollins – Tenor Saxophone, Doug Watkins – Bass, Max Roach – Drums, Tommy Flanagan – Piano. Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; June 22, 1956)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 24: "It's Coming From Out There" - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Google turns up fewer photos of Miles Davis with John Coltrane than I would have guessed.
Someday My Prince Will Come - Miles Davis (Miles Davis – Trumpet, John Coltrane – Tenor Saxophone, Hank Mobley – Tenor Saxophone, Wynton Kelly – Piano, Paul Chambers – Bass, Jimmy Cobb – Drums. Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York March 7, 1961)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour Birthday Special

Sherrif John!

Hey folks!

It's my birthday today, so here's my present: a whole crapload of music. A "fun" fact: some of you may have been born in the same year(s) this music was recorded.

I hope you have a great day today, and also on your birthday whenever that might be.
As Always, enjoy!

- Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

P.S.- Don't miss the "hidden track" at the end!

Happy Birthday - Delia Derbyshire (1967)

Art-i-Ficial - X-Ray Spex (1977)

When You Wish Upon a Star - Frank Comstock (1962)

Winston Tastes Good - Winston® Cigarettes (1955)

Indiana Winter - Esquire All American Award Winners (1946)

Zelda Tempts Batman - Or - (Must He Go It Alone????) - Nelson Riddle (1966)

A Message To You Rudy - The Specials (1979)

Charming Hostess (in the 90s. Biggest photo I could find.)

 Dali Tzerni - Charming Hostess (1997)

Be My Baby - The Ronettes (1963)

Hey, look! It's P.J. Soles and Vincent Van Patten!

Rock 'N' Roll High School Radio ad (1979)

Cage Of Small Birds - Ivor Cutler (1976)

September Song - Django Reinhardt (1947)

Pedro Bound! - Mike Watt & The Black Gang (1997)

The Day My Baby Gave Me A Surprize - Devo (1979)

Op-Art Hanna-Barbera cats. Hello 1969.

My Birthday Suit - Cattanooga Cats (1969)

Roly Poly - Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys (1946)

Skaterdater I - Davie Allan & The Arrows (1966)

Godz - The Godz (1966)

(6691) seltaeB ehT - niaR

Hanging On The Telephone - The Nerves (1976)

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (1977)

Birthday Party Polka (Put Another Candle On My Birthday Cake) - Sheriff John (1952)

This is the IBM 7090 computer at Bell Labs that you can hear speaking and singing.

Computer Speech (edit) - Bell Telephone Labs (1963)

Bicycle Built for Two (Daisy, Daisy) - Max Matthews (1962)

Not Programmed For Love (edit) - Cook Records (1962)

Computer In Love - Perrey-Kingsley (1966)

Schaefer Is The One Beer To Have - Schaefer® Beer (1962)

Edie Adams didn't smoke Muriels. Ernie Kovacs DEFINITELY didn't smoke them.

Pick One Up And Smoke It Sometime - Muriel® Cigars (Edie Adams)    (1965)

Song for the Dumped - Ben Folds Five (1997)

You're Gonna Miss Me - The 13th Floor Elevators    1966)

Marquee Moon - Television (1977)

Unexpected Join - Ivor Cutler (1976)

In The Middle In The Middle In The Middle - Vic Mizzy (NYS Department Of Safety PSA) (1966)

Lunar Rhapsody - Les Baxter feat. Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman (1947)

Lum & Abner Special (San Antonio Rose) - Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys (1946)

Hesh's Birthday Rap - mc chris (2002)

The Stuff - Larry Cohen (1985)

Things Go Better With Coke - Coca Cola® (1963)

Flesh (edit) - Ken Nordine (1966)

After Rapidly Circling the Plaza (edit) - AMM (1966)

Ivor Cutler

Dust - Ivor Cutler (1976)

Mucha Muchacha - Esquivel (1962)

You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here - The Mothers Of Invention (1966)

Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph (1963)

1-100 - Michael Nyman (1976)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 17

I remember 1983 pretty well. I was only seven, but I guess it was memorable.

There are two podcast clips in this episode that reference 1983, which is odd because I had chosen the clips for this show before I'd chosen a theme. Pure coincidence, believe it or not!

I don't know if you can tell, but the dates on the Hour of Slack podcasts don't always reflect when the original material was made. I'm pretty sure the Minute of Slack & I Wanna Die 4 "Bob"* clips are from the mid, if not the early 80s.

I like Liquid Liquid, they evoke an early 80s NYC club scene I've never seen but can imagine, sort of.

Their records inspired early hip-hop, as did the South Bronx's own ESG (the Scroggins family!). DJs would play their  EP at a slower speed to stretch it out, which is what I did here. (I just noticed UFO is from 1981, but I'm leaving it in because I like it.)

I went for New Order's big album cut for '83, but I don't know about all these pop tunes. Am I selling out now?

Ruby is back, and we close with Su Tissue & Suburban Lawns who used to play at a place near my house if I'm not mistaken.


-Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

(I didn't even mention the Minutemen!)

Cavern - Liquid Liquid (1983)

The SubGenius Hour of Slack #1581 - RevDr Royal_de_Capitator - Somewhere Else With Bob (additional edits by Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill) 7/31/2016

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 19: The Android Sisters, "Robots" - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Polarity - Minutemen (1983)

UFO (33 1/3 rpm) - ESG (1983)

Close Encounters/Star Wars - L'Orchestre Electronique (1983)

Out - Liquid Liquid (1983)

Adam Ruins Everything Ep 6: The Malleability of Memory with Elizabeth Loftus 8/3/2016

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 20: So Long, Monet - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Age of Consent - New Order (1983)

The SubGenius Hour of Slack #1581 - Stang: Minute of Slack: Sucked Out Your Ears 7/31/2016

Pop Rocket - Stranger Things with Linda Holmes and Clinton Trucks 8/3/2016

Optimo (edit by Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill) - Liquid Liquid (1983)

An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno (1983)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 21: Onoffon & Offonoff - ZBS Foundation (1982)

The SubGenius Hour of Slack #1581 - Doug 3 - "I wanna Die 4 "Bob" 7/31/2016

Baby - Suburban Lawns (1983)

*if you actually are a Bob, this may not apply to you.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 16

Balls Pyramid. Crazy, right?
1982! Part 2!

I couldn't cut it down, so here's part 2 of 1982. This one actually has a hit pop song in it, see if you can spot it!

Nash the Slash
Some notes on this episode: Nash the Slash was a Canadian musician known for dressing like the Invisible Man and playing an electric violin. He was great.

Two songs on here are not from 1982, one is the theme to Bojack Horseman which is from a podcast and the other is a chiptune version of Stairway To Heaven that I put underneath a cut-up tape of two DJs talking (in 1982!) about the supposed "secret messages" in that song.
Rev. Susie the Floozie
I Feel Love is not from 82, but it's just a 4-second loop so I'm not counting it.

Steve Fisk is a musician and record producer from the Pacific Northwest who has worked with some great bands but I don't know anything about the track included here. It's pretty catchy, though. (It is originally acapella, I added the loop.)

Transformer Man is from my favorite Neil Young album, Trans.
The Wiggin sisters, late 60s
If you've never heard The Shaggs, just know that their 1982 album is a heck of a lot more polished than their earlier stuff, which sounds like they're all playing different songs. I'l probably put some Shaggs' older stuff in a future show. It's a lot of fun!
The Wiggin sisters, late 2010s

The Adventures of Ruby (which was originally broadcast in 1982) will return next week.


- Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

Welcome to Videodrome (edit) - Howard Shore (1982)

Normal - Nash The Slash (1982)

Sawbones: Arsenic - 8/4/2016

Human Nature - Michael Jackson (1982)

Song Exploder - Patrick Carney feat. Ralph Carney - BoJack Horseman (Main Title Theme) 8/4/2016

Stop Podcasting Yourself Episode 438 - Caitlin Howden 8/8/2016

Caitlin Howden
Judge John Hodgman - Big Chomp 8/10/2016

Transformer Man - Neil Young (1982)

Backward Masking Special (edit) - WUWU FM Buffalo, NY (1982)

Stairway to Heaven - Kalocin (2005)

E-605 (edit) - Thomas Dinger (1982)
More Flooz!

Hour of Slack #1582 - True Tales of Reptiliosexuals 8/8/2016
More Balls!

Donna Summer On The Radio - Steve Fisk (1982)

I Feel Love (loop) - Donna Summer (1977)

Love at First Sight - The Shaggs (1982)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 15

(I was so ahead of schedule, I forgot to make this blog post!)

 1982 is creeping up to nearly an hour, it seems there are a lot of things I wanted to include. That's why it's a two-parter! This one is To Be Continued...

Zoogz Rift!
 Zoogz Rift is great. He was a wrestler!

The NWW List

This list of bands, the "Nurse With Wound" list, might be the most well known thing about the band. It was included in one of their early records. It served as a shopping list for weirdo music lovers.

I pasted the Chas Smith piece (keyboard drones) on top of the Nurse With Wound piece (stereo ping-pong percussion, weird echoy vocal samples), they work well together I think.

Suzanne Ciani is neat, she might have fallen into the category of New Age music at the time. She also did a lot of commercial work.

I hope the Welcome To Night Vale clip makes sense out of context (actually, I hope all of the clips make sense).

Wendy Carlos & cats

More Tuxedomoon! More Ruby! More Mission Of Burma!

Laurie Anderson

O Superman is another one of those songs I could listen to all day.

More 1982 next week! As always, leave a comment here, the Internet Archive page, or twitter!


-Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

You're Killing Me - Zoogz Rift (1982)

October '68 - Chas Smith (1982)

Pop Rocket - Reality Competition Shows with Melissa Villaseñor 7/30/2016

Homotopy To Marie - Nurse With Wound (1982)

I Predict (Live on SNL w/ Danny DeVito) - Sparks (1982)

The Second Wave: Sirens - Suzanne Ciani (1982)

Welcome to Night Vale - 91 - The 12:37 8/1/2016

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 16: Casino City - ZBS Foundation (1982)

That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate - Mission of Burma (1982)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 17: A Walk with Monet - ZBS Foundation (1982)
Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 18: Blam! Blam! The Slimeys - ZBS Foundation (1982)
What Use? (Remix) - Tuxedomoon (1982)

The Jackie and Laurie Show - I'm Done Laughing 10/15/2016

A New Tron and the MCP - Wendy Carlos (1982)

War Rocket Ajax - WRA #315: A Little Guy Goes a Long Way 9/16/2016

Epilogue, End Title - Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan - James Horner (1982)

The Satellite Show - Tread Perilously - Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Homer Hossa - Yello (1982)

Jordan, Jesse GO! - Ep. 439: Cavemen Around a Campfire with Danielle Radford 8/1/2016

801 A-B (Videodrome)- Howard Shore (1982)

O Superman (for Massenet) - Laurie Anderson (1982)

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Artificial Radio Hour with Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill Part 14

It's 1981!

Some more Fred Frith, but no more Tuxedomoon, although I went back and forth on that. Punk, post-punk, post-post-punk, post-chamber, and my own severe manipulation of a German experimental woodwind track to back up a spoopy story on My Brother, My Brother, and Me.

Not shown: Guestspert Patrick Rothfuss.

I like chopping stuff up, but it takes a while sometimes to really get into it. On the Bass
flute track, I mostly just layered a backwards version on it, cut some bits out, and added
a bit of delay here and there.


- Rev. Dr. Dr. Phill

That's a pretty amazing guitar, Fred.
A Spit In The Ocean - Fred Frith With Massacre (1981)

Smile, you guys.

Nick The Stripper - The Birthday Party (1981)

Telephone And Rubber Band - Penguin Cafe Orchestra (1981)

Still Buffering: How to Break-Ups 7/12/2016

That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Mission Of Burma (1981)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 13: Cosmic Pinball - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Which one is Penguin?
 Air À Danser - Penguin Cafe Orchestra (1981)

Beef And Dairy Network - Episode 13 - Rio Special 7/25/2016

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 14: Solar Sailing - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe Part 15: Monet, the Aurorian - ZBS Foundation (1982)

Property Is Theft - T.S.O.L. (1981)

Beach Theme (edit) (Thief Soundtrack) - Tangerine Dream (1981)

My Brother, My Brother, And Me - MBMBaM 311: Amber Is The Color of Our Energy with
Guestspert Patrick Rothfuss 7/11/2016

Bass Flute, Contrabass Clarinet (edit) - Experimentalstudio Der Heinrich Strobel Stiftung, Freiburg (SWR) (1981)


Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club (1981)