|Date||Title of show / cassette||What||Media||Listenability|
|1991-July-12||The Human Segue||Trying to get from the Country show to the funk show in 2 hours.||19910702human_segue_ska_A
|1992 July 26||Bananas||A radio play starring Rick Burkhardt, Bethany Cooper, Mark Enslin, Joe Futrelle, William Gillespie|
|1992 August 9||Jack Testosterone Show||Breakthrough half-scripted half-improvised riffing in various styles of FM announcers: Rick Burkhardt, Joe Futrelle, William Gillespie|
|1992 August 16||Jack Testosterone Show|
|Labor Day 1992||Static Show||We brought our own static to the station, and wrote scripts and songs using static, including Adam Cain's Static Song.Rick Burkhardt, Mark Enslin, William Gillespie.|
|6 October 1992||The Well-Tempered Tantrum||A story by William Gillespie scored for four voices, K90.1 FM, and a live update on what the other FM stations were doing for listeners who were considering touching that dial.|
|25 October 1992||10 25 92 / No SLACK / Bob Carlot's Illini Sportstalk Minute||Typewritten parody of WDWS AM featuring a left-wing Rush Limbaugh: Left Counteract, a character invented, written, and performed (I think) by Keith Johnson. Featuring Elizabeth "Moth," a woman who emerged from the pond at the Gesundheit Institute, appeared on Eclectic Seizure, and flew off into time.|
|29 October 1992||Cooking with Jaw||Some band embedded in a bewildering number of radio theater scripts by the Eclectic Guy, some band & Casey Malone|
|23 November 1992||
the COLD COLD liquid Ditch
|The night I drove into a ditch after the broadcast driving around in the country in the middle of the night listening to a tape of the show. It was that good. Michael Holloway, me, Rick, Mark, Keith||Exquisite Seizure!|
|27 December 1992||[SCREW] Nonsense 2||Weird, wonderful, & with whales. Cummings, Beckett, Stein, William, Rick, Keith... et al.||Mmm...|
|Miscellaneous Show Engineer Keith Johnson on Squirrels / The Show They Wouldn't Let Into the Military.||A great show orbiting gay consciousness. A surprising performance by the Eclectic Guy. A script probably by Keith Johnson featuring Mark Enslin in a helicopter. Rick Burkhardt reads Jean Genet. Some good Maestro Subgum and the Whole. And some goofing around with the wireless microphone, as WEFT roving reporter Chip Wilcox (Adam Cain) gets into Keith's van and drives away, while broadcasting.||L+ A+|
|"if we had known we was gonna be eclectic..."||Very nice mix, from Bach to the Last Poets, and our performance of "Death," a play by Woody Allen, is a keeper. Keith Johnson, William Gillespie.||LA|
1993 April 16
|Nice Weather Downstate.||Good electronic music, Penn Jillette listens to Ralph Records. This show features "Neighborhood Record Collection Salesman" by Keith Johnson, and some ill-advised cut-ups.||XX|
1993 24 May
|MUSICPHOBIA||Absolutely baffling. A dense, aetherial mix from way back when I was heavily into relaxation tapes and motivational cassettes of various sorts. Oh, whoops, that was the show before mine. This always happens when I listen to these tapes: I am amazed at how wonderfully eclectic my show is, and then I discover that it was the previous show: Doug Down with "Departing Platform 5."||L+|
1993 June 13
|Feldenkrais.||Interview with Larry Goldfarb, "Feldenkrais Guy," and discussion of the Feldenkrais movement education program.||XX|
|1993 June 27||"Wild desire formed and focused on steel and wheels"||The tape opens with a bunch of intolerable squeaking, which turns out to have beem the previous show. I didn't say a word and spun a lovely mix of gentle British psychedelic B-sides, fading into rough British punk.||L+|
|1993 July 4 Fourth of July||with Kate McDowell|
|1993 July 14||A/OLD MISS MAHONES||This is a prerecorded tape for a broadcast. It consists of a song "Old Miss Mahones" by Brendan Holloway, and an interview with Herbert Brün conducted by, and (to the detriment of this recording) simultaneously typed into a computer by, Joel Chadabe. The interview is interesting, but one wonders why he recorded it and keyed it in simultaneously, unless he was simply desperate to show off his laptop.||X|
|1993 November 13||"We're going to be in real trouble." Segue-free radio, or The Night of 100 Records.||This is an interesting mix of new music, novelties, and sound effects. It has archivable moments, especially during the recorded segment of the show that came on before mine. (I would start the recording at home before I left home to go to the station and so I would record 20 minutes of the previous show)||LA|
|1994 January 24||HEARING AID RADIO||Skits centered around and music related to... hearing aids. With original pieces by Susan Parenti, and performances with Herbert Brün, Rick Burkhardt, Mark Enslin, William Gillespie, Susan Parenti, Rishi Zutshi.|
|B SIDES FROM THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR OF OBLIVION||Obscure mixes with two turntables: Herb Alpert, Timothy Leary, Robert Frost, Negativland, Good Morning Vietnam, in-studio electronic effects made with the delay on the variable-speed tape deck.||LA|
|1994 April 3 or March 4 (date format unclear)||CPT.BEEFHEART TOM CORA 7 THE EX / RANDOM||This radio show consists entirely of computer-generated text, including a press conference, answering machine messages, commercials, and pledge drive pitches. Sometimes you can hear the players reading scripts that are being read as they come cranking out of the noisy IBM proprinter we set up in the studio, along with my old PC convertible. The randomly-generated texts alternate with electronic music of various types.||L+ A|
|1994 May 16||EMERGENCY BACKUP RADIO JOE SHOW||A radio broadcast dedicated to the the works of Joe Futrelle, then at Hampshire college. Man, this is fun to listen to! At the time, William Gillespie may have been the best living scholar on the works of Futrelle, and could whip out a vast multitude of basement tapes and rare texts. Virtually everyone who attempts to perform Futrelle's writing on this broadcast cracks up at some point. L A+ ["Fish Head Difficulty" is a great piece composed of sampled voicemail menus - if only we had remembered this one during "Answering MACHINE RADIO." And its great to hear "Critter Clatter", or at least its audible portions...], with Rick Burkhardt, Adam Cain, Mark Enslin, William Gillespie.|
|1994 July 25||Cybersub Thump||I think this was an overnight broadcast, substituting for the Cybersphere Guy, who came on after Eclectic Seizure. This show featured the Eclectic Guy and guest Joe Futrelle, featuring compositions by Joe, and the music of the Thump Piano Duo. When they try to mimic country airshifters, their accents wander all over the American south.||LA|
|1994 July 25||(continued).....Subbing Cyberjack Thump Ouch.||There are a number of poetry performance experiments. "The Creep" verges on succesful. This overnight show descends into madness as Joe and William intentionally reenact every unprofessional mannerism radio hosts can have, and then proceed to play "Jumping Jack Flash" three times in a row. People actually called in to complain. We're lucky that's all they did. Parts of this show make it to the paradoxic extreme "so bad it's good," but the rest of it is merely so bad. There's some good rock music in between though.||A X|
|1994 July 25||(the agony of the five-hour overnight slot continued) SORRY->BONK||The overnight airshifters continue their self-destructive cycle of playing commercial music they hate for no identified reason other than an aggressively cynical non-commercial stance.||X|
|1994 August 1||Pretenders||An eclectic mix with some awkward experiments with narrative records and old radio plays. Some very nice music though, such as the Club Foot Orchestra's "Tango." An intense and metallic cover of the Stones' "We Love You" by musicians unknown. "(We're Gonna) Rock" by the Police Car Doors sets the time period. Joe Futrelle's Computer-assisted Linguistic Composition with multiple simultaneous word ladders is guaranteed to get all the dogs in the neighborhood barking.|
|1994 August 29||Ravel, Ives, Schoenberg, Haydn and Ives.||Could this be the original broadcast performance of that classic skit: "The Making of the Making Of Eclectic Seizure"?||A+ L+|
|July 1995||CIGARETTES||A radio show in which every song uses the word "cigarettes," with the Eclectic Guy running out of songs and imploring listeners to call in the anmes of songs using the word "cigarette," with a great audience response that pulls the show through to two hours|
|9 November 1997||The Olympics on TV at the Experimental Music Coffeehouse over the Radio in a Dorm Room||, a radio play by the students of Music 199: Music and Beyond|
|1998-12-07||WILLIWAW||Live electric ukelele mayhem.|
2000-10-11 12 AM
|10/14/2000 12:00:00 AM||from bard to verse (substituting for carl estabrook)||
from bard to verse (substituting for carl estabrook)Hannah Arendt's & ee cumming's
birthday party, hosted by
William Gillespie & Danielle Chynoweth
2000-10-25 12 AM
|New Music, featuring the works of Cooper||Bethany Cooper came down to the station. We talked about the Three-Two Festival, Kaaija Saariaho, timbre, and Bethany's piece, which we played, and also the first movement of Maa. I also played pieces from the Three-Two concert by Rick Burkhardt, Susan Parenti, Mark Enslin, and Chris Mann, rounding them out with compositions by Herbert Brun taken from his Mutatis Mutandis CD. The Chris Mann, I felt, suffered from the quality of the recording - a bootleg captured directly to minidisc by Joe Futrelle - because it wasn't clear that Chris Mann was being unintelligible on purpose. So I didn't play all 15 + minutes, instead shifted gears abruptly when Peter Miller dropped by, and played a song by the Db's. Then I read a recent newspoem, Peter announced the upcoming trial, and we wished Paul Kotheimer a happy birthday. Thanks Bethany! Thanks Joe! Thanks Peter! Thanks for listening!|
|2000-11-8 12 AM||Danielle Chynoweth with Radio Free Mexico|
|2000-11-11 12 AM||from bard to verse (substituting for carl estabrook)||interview with q. synopsis re. johnny werd|
|2000-11-22 12 AM||Prince Myshkins||The Prince MyshkinsRick Burkhardt and Andy Gricevichbrought in music. Andy brought in a tape piece he composed this year, and Rick had an astounding piece of chamber musica tape of a performance of it recently given in San Diego. In the last half-hour, they played an awesome set as the guitar-accordion duo known as the plural of the character from the Russian novel. They were in town because of a very sad event, the show came together at the last second and quite well. Thanks guys!|
|2000-12-6 12 AM||MC Carl Estabrook reads Wallace Shawn's The Fever|
|2000-12-20 12 AM||the year in newspoetry:a retrospective||We had a great show: the year in Newspoetry. In attendance were Anne Bargar, Joe Futrelle, Anne Geraci, William Gillespie, Mike Lehman, Frank Lombaer, and Sam Patterson. Sam and Andy were visiting their families in Illinois for Xmas, and each made a special trip to East Central Champaign County in dangerous icy weather just for the show. Sam and Andy and Frank had prepared an elaborately-structured (I never did find out what the structure actually was) pre-produced cut-up remix of their poetry on a CD, still warm from Frank's CD burner. Scott called in his Pinsky conspiracy poem long distance from Chicago (apparently WEFT doesn't stream for Mac users: bummer, bummer), and Bill Wendling phoned in a request for "Time Warner and AOL Shove Each Other Up Each Other's Assholes." We debated with station manager Mick Woolf about the propriety of that, and, although he was mellow, we changed it to "buttholes." A couple of innovations helped channel Newspoetry into the miniscule funnel of a two-hour performance: 1. Joe brought a laptop with the whole site on it, allowing for much spontaneity. For example, I brought "Liberal Olympics," a Newspoetry reject penned back in Janaury, and hurreidly cast it. It turned out that, on the laptop, Joe had an ad for Rainforest Beer he had written specifically for that poem. He read it while we played "Becalmed" by Eno, God it was lovely. And 2. We all just took turns reading over and over until everyone had fainted from exhaustion - never mind segues, background music, or rehearsal. I think we got a lot of good audio for the Newspoetry site, and I'm pretty sure everyone had fun and got a chance to perform.|
|2001-1-3 12 AM|
|jan3 2001||Herbert Brün|
|2001-1-17 12 AM||Guest: Scott Rettberg of the Electronic Literature Organization||On the radio show, Scott and I talked bout the state of the art of electronic literature. We debated whether or not we should use "www" when mentioning web addresses. And read a couple of pieces of Newspoetry: "Elegant (by Comparision)" and "Thank God For Texas" and the award-winning edreport.com -- a scandalous government report. and some Rob Wittig. and some URLs. Richard Powers called into the show, that was cool. We talked about Lexica to Perplexica. We interviewed each other, eliding some basic questions.|
|2001-1-31 12 AM||Luigi Nono||
I Played a bunch of Luigi
Nono, and read excerpts from the liner notes, as well as Contemporary
Music Review 18/1 and 18/2:
Both were published in 1999, and I was the first person to check out either from the University of Illinois Music Library. (This always happens to me, I am frequently the first person to check out a book, even books which have been sitting in the library for many years.) I almost bought a copy of Intolerranza.
Thanks to Enslin & Futrelle for content.
|2001-2-14 12 AM||The Love Show||Sarah Carsey & I played music and read poetry about Love. We played a bunch of the Db's, P.J. Harvey, Kate Bush, Annette Peacock, Kronos Quartet, Lydia Davis, Denis Johnson, Uncle Bonzai, Peggy Seeger, and others. Michael Holloway liked it, and announced his retirement from the field of poetry, when I told him that Sarah had penned her two poems in the studio during the first hour of the show. Kind of reminds me of the old days. It was a good time. I gave Mick Wolf a slice of pesto pizza.|
|2001-2-28 12 AM||Piano Show||I played solo piano music, music with lead piano, backward piano ("2000 Light Years From Home"), very sparse piano ("Lie Still Little Bottle")), two pianos ("Test Pattern"), two pianos and tape, and, of course, prepared piano. Not to mention a piece for piano and violin. The music was composed by Herbert Brün, John Cage, Luciano Berio, Ben Folds Five, Beethoven (A brand new trackPiano Sonata #1off the Traffic soundtrack), Carla Bley, They Might be Giants, Johann Sebastian Bach (Glenn Gould's historic debut recording), Rubén González, Thelonius Monk, Tom Waits, Marc Blitzstein, and Krzystof Penderecki. I had a cold and talked funny. I like pianos.|
|2001-2-3||Herbert||I did a show in memory of Herbert Brün, featuring mostly his compositions, interspersed with relevant excerpts from the liner notes, from his book My Words and Where I Want Them, and from Herbert's essay "The Listener's Interpretation of MusicAn Experience of Cause and Effect." I began the show by encouraging the listening audience not simply to have the radio on, but to sit still and listen to it. I said that smoking and drinking were permissible, provided they were done quietly, and then played a single pop song to give peope a chance to get settled before Herbert's music began. The pop song, dedicated to our new president-select, was "Hidden Agenda" by the Foremen.|
|2001-3-14 12 AM||Women's History Month:
female composers of classical (and 20th Century) music
Co-host: Sarah Carsey of Radio Girl.
|Sarah Carsey provided valuable research, including a homemade CD of classical music downloaded off Napster. Yep, Hildegard von Bingen is on Napster. Thanks to Mark Enslin for providing from his personal library twice as much music as I would otherwise have had. Thanks to Susan for the works of Parenti and (Pamela) Z. This show was not a historical overview, and focused largely on female composers who had studied at the University of Illinois. We played Leslie Olson, Carla Scaletti, Elaine Barkin, Mary Lee Roberts, Linda Antas, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Laetitia deCompiegne Sonami, Libby Larsen, some older (Renaissance) pieces provided by Sarah, and others. I kept saying the show was "classical music by female composers," and let the listener decide whether that made sense. What, for lack of a more precise term, I call "academic music," would seem to be at least as male-dominated as other art forms or academic disciplines.|
|2001-3-28 12 AM||Special Guest Warren Burt||Warren Burt & I played music, then jammed. Spoken word and improv, Bob Perelman and us|
|2001-4-11 12 AM||Poetry: Newspoetry & Michael Holloway|
|2001-4-25 12 AM||The music of Iannis Xenakis
(hosted by Mark Enslin)
|2001-5-5 12 AM||(From Bard to Verse)
Michael Palmer, Bob Perelman, Leslie Scalopino, Barrett Watten
(hosted by Lorien Carsey & William Gillespie)
|2001-5-9 12 AM||David Markson's Wittgenstein's Mistress|
|2001-5-23 12 AM||Pop Songs & Compositions|
|2001-6-6 12 AM||SSFW
a story by William Gillespie
(starring Paul Kotheimer as Cyrus)
|2001-6-20 12 AM||Rock Production Techniques: the Art of the Studio
(hosted by William Gillespie and Paul Kotheimer)
On the radio show, Paul Kotheimer and I had a free-fall discussion of recording techniques. We gave numerous examples, dissecting and reconstructing recordings by The Beatles, XTC, and Paul Kotheimer, and touching on the Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Les Paul, and the Herring Boys.
|2001-7-4 12 AM||Fireworks Music ( to complement the local fireworks display)|
|2001-7-18 12 AM||Wallace Shawn's The Designated Mourner
performed by Carl Estabrook, Helen Estabrook, and William Gillespie
|2001-8-1 12 AM||How to listen to John Cage without talking|
|2001-8-15 12 AM||Alix Olson / Woodstock Anniversary|
|2001-8-29 12 AM||Newspoetry|
|2001-9-12 12 AM||Prince Myshkins / Paul Kotheimer|
|2001-9-26 12 AM||Thoughts on the War / String Quartets and Electronic Music|
|2001-10-10 12 AM||Eclectic Seizure Retrospective/<2:00:00 songs|
|2001-10-24 12 AM||Dave Shoresman Memorial Ska Show||
Dave Shoresman was my best friend in middle school. We did several ska shows with Rob Keller.
A season of death, a bad
|2001-11-7 12 AM||William Vollman's An Afghanistan Picture Show, or How I Saved the World|
|2001-11-21 12 AM||Travelling Editorial Roadshow|
|2001-12-5 12 AM||ten nine ten-minute pieces.||
I played nine ten-minute pieces by Herbert Brün, Michael Daugherty, Harry Partch, Negativland, Luciano Berio, King Crimson, Scott Johnson, Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band, and Annette Peacock.
I played also the following joke:
|2001-12-19 12 AM||Phil Ochs' Birthday! (including a reneactment of Phil's testimony at the Chicago 7 trial)|
|2002-1-2 12 AM||jan 2 Newspoetry: 2001 in Review|
|2002-1-16 12 AM||Maria Silva and William Gillespie Play Beautiful Music and Read Beautiful Poetry in Spanish and English|
|2002-1-30 12 AM||Warren Burt. "Smooth Jazz."||20020410Burt|
|2002-2-13 12 AM||Valentine's Day our way, with Maria Silva||Maria Silva and I spun Valentine music, our way, with a guest appearance by Sascha Meinrath reading a Neruda sonnet in simultaneous translation with Maria: it was hot.|
|2002-2-27 12 AM||ZENO'S SHOW: Songs in descending order of length||
The idea was to fill a two-hour timeslot with one one-hour piece of music, followed by a thirty minute piece of music, followed by a fifteen minute piece of music, followed byb a seven minute and thirty second piece of music, followed by chaos as the DJ attempts to juggle terribly small tracks.
|2002-3-1 12 AM||Women's History Month Week, with hostess Xenan Kredechie||
Brix, Joules, Cynthia Chou, Kathy Harmon, Chandra Vega, Judy Garland, Anne Magnusun, Joni Mitchell, Annie Anxiety, Lydia Lunch, Christine Lavin, Annie Ross, Rickie Lee Jones, The Sugarcubes, Peggy Seger, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Gloria Steinem, Lorien, Amy Lowell, Nina Simone, Gertrude Stein, Annette Peacock, Amelia Earhart, Princess Elizabeth & Princess Margaret, P.J. Harvey, Kate Bush, Carla Bley, Emily Dickinson, Bessie Smith, Billy Holiday, Leslie Scalapino, Amasong, Kate MacDowell, Danielle Chynoweth, Dar Williams, Anne Feeney & Xenan Kredechie.
|2002-3-27 12 AM||McSweeny's 6: McSweeney's vs. They Might be Giants, in anticipation of Eggers' visit|
|2002-4-10 12 AM||Oh shit is it a pledge drive? Luckily, my man Warren Burt is there to talk about independent radio in Melbourne and engage with me in improvisational music of severely dubious commercial potential.||20020410burta & 20020410burtb & 20020410burtc & 20020410burtd|
|2002-4-24 12 AM||Michael Holloway's poetry class at the School for Designing a Society|
|2002-5-8 12 AM||Whoops!|
|2002-5-22 12 AM||Sugarplastic & electronic music|
|2002-6-5 12 AM||Serious Folking Music with Paul Kotheimer|
|2002-6-19 12 AM||Samuel Beckett & the Firesign Theatre|
|2002-7-3 12 AM||Interview with Unknown Cincinnati Poet Dirk Stratton|
|2002-7-17 12 AM||Interview with Nick Montfort, co-author of 2002 and author of The Help File|
|2002-7-31 12 AM||Donald Barthelme|
|2002-8-14 12 AM||Collage Techniques||
Kenneth Gaburo, John Oswald, Paul Kotheimer, Rascal Reporters, The Tape Beatles, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Spike Jones, No Imagination, Negativland, They Might be Giant's "Fingertips," The Beatles' "Revolution 9", and featuring The Bran Flakes' new album "Bounces."!
Strange but this cassette from 1992: The Tape Beatles' "The Grand Delusion" from the Plagiarism label, contains lots of horrifying mixes of speeches about the War on Terrorism and Osama bin Laden. You would never recognize those speeches as not from this year. After playing side one (I think, since the sides aren't labeled) of that, I mixed George Bush (Sr.)'s "On The Commencement of the Bombing of Iraq" speech, mixed with some Naked City and Authentic Sound Effects Volume II. Although this point may have been lost on the poor listener, it was a strange reminder of how today's speeches were written a decade or more ago. In 2002 we are being fed a pumped-up revision of the policies we voted out in 1992 (the Eclectic Guy, 14.8.2002 9:30:59 PM CST).
|2002-8-28 12 AM||The Chamber Music of Rick Burkhardt|
|2002-9-11 12 AM||September 11 w/Prince Myshkins|
|2002-9-25 12 AM||Tom Cora R.I.P.||
We all make mistakes. We get old and we accumulate certain regrets. For example, I once could have bought the record Tom Cora and the Ex. The record is, essentially, a Dutch anarchist punk band with a lead cellist. Who would have thought something like that could ever go out of print? I mean, it was the 1980s. It was all about watching the Iran-Contra hearings, smoking crack, getting AIDS, and listening to great alternative punk on vinyl. The music seemed to go on forever. I never thought it would end. On the positive side, I did manage to retain a cassette copy of Tom Cora and the Ex, recorded for me by an airshifter whon used to come on right before me at WEFT: Doug Down. Doug was the sort of guy who would thrive at WEFT back before WEFT became the jazz and blues station. I mean, that guy was eclectic. He had the sort of musical taste that would get you thrown in jail in slightly less repressive societies. And I guarantee that wherever Doug is now, he still has Tom Cora and the Ex, and I'll wager it's in playable to mint condition, sheathed in a clear plastic square.
And the fucked up thing is that I think Tom Cora and the Ex might have put out a second record.
But #1 on The Eclectic Guy's list of Digitally Remastered Fantasy Rereleases would undoubtedly be Learn to Talk by Skeleton Crew, yet another record by Tom Cora.
|2002-10-9 12 AM||Pledge Retrospective|
|2002-10-23 12 AM||Fred Frith|
|2002-11-6 12 AM||Prince Myshkins|
|2002-11-20 12 AM||White Noise White Heat, by Larry McCaffery|
|2002-12-4 12 AM||Instructional Music featuring Sesame Street sings the Alphabet, Schoolhouse Rock, Nature Songs, & Lou & Peter Berryman.|
|2002-12-18 12 AM||History of Twelve-Tone with Rick Burkhardt & Mark Enslin: Schoenberg, Webern, Adorno, Haydn|
|2002-12-24 12 AM||Malcolm X-Mas with William S. Burroughs, Funkadelic, and Bongwater|
|2002-12-25 12 AM||History of Electronic Music with Rick Burkhardt & Mark Enslin: Messaien, Varese, Brün, Ligeti, Cepstral, Futrelle, DeFotis, Roxy Music, & Devo.|
|2003-1-1 12 AM||Eclectic Guy's 33 1/3rd Birthday! VINYLGASM.|
|2003-1-15 12 AM||Newspoetry newsparty new years eve reading|
|2003-1-29 12 AM||History of United States with Stan Freberg & Firesign Theater|
|2003-2-12 12 AM||Proofs, by George Steiner|
|2003-2-26 12 AM||Carl & Mindy|
|2003-3-12 12 AM||Dead Aria I & Martin Spinelli|
|2003-3-26 12 AM||Dead Aria II & Martin Spinelli|
|2003-4-9 12 AM||? Off the air|
|2003-4-23 12 AM||Radio Radio: Charles Bernstein|
|2003-5-7 12 AM||Off the air|
|2003-5-21 12 AM||Leo Connnelan's Crossing America|
|2003-6-4 12 AM||Radio Radio: Gregory Whitehead|
|2004-1-1 12 AM||OMIGOD... IT'S ALIVE! on BSR 88.1 Providence, RI. BSRLIVE.COM
ECLECTIC SEIZURE LIVE POETS
& WILLIAM'S MIX, THE SHOW DEDICATED TO JOHN CAGE & TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW MUSIC
|2004-9-22 12 AM||9-10 PM Anselm Berrigan & The Prince Myshkins.||20040922burkhardt.mp3|
|2004-9-23 12 AM||1-2 AM Rick Burkhardt, Chamber Music.||20040922burkhardtB.mp3|
|2004-9-29 12 AM||1-2AM The Prince Myshkins LIVE IN CONCERT AN UNBELIEVABLE EVENT YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS AND ANYWAY IT IS ARCHIVED ON THE WEB SO YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE. LISTEN TO THIS BEFORE THE ELECTION.||"It's good that you got out of California, because even though you've been complaining about it since you moved there, and even though you've written many songs about how terrible it is, since Schwarzenegger became governor of that supposedly left wing state, just living there makes you look bad. It would be like saying: 'Yeah we live at Disneyland. It's got its charm. We live on the Matterhorn, our apartment has a view of the pirate ship. There's a strong activist community there actually...'"||20040929myshkins.mp3|
|2004-10-3 12 AM||"I Am Sitting In A Room," by Alvin Lucier, with John Cage, Uncle Bonsai, David Bowie singing Jacques Brel, and the Monks of Doom singing Frank Zappa.||20041002iamsittinginaroom.mp3|
|2004-10-6 12 AM||Mairead Byrne Interview. "...too much attention is paid to poetry, i think, not enough to the poet. so much of the literary industry seems dedicated to the cult of content. so for this show, i'd like to focus on the poet. the you. your writing is now, but you are forever. your poetry writes you. people know your poetry by you. i would if i could talk to your poetry about you, get it to answer a few questions."||20041006mairead.mp3|
|2004-10-10 12 AM||1-2 AM, Herbert Brün||20041009brun.mp3|
|2004-10-17 12 AM||György Ligeti||20041016ligeti.mp3|
|2004-10-20 12 AM||BERNADETTE MAYER.||20041020bernadette.mp3|
|2004-10-24 12 AM||Sunday Morning 1-2 AM. Loren's Mix.|
|2004||Eclectic Seizure Radio Theater Collective|
|2004-10-31 12 AM||Election Day is Halloween.||"Autumn brought election day so closely on the heels of Halloween that the final moments of the presidential campaign were revealed as masquerade. The crescendo of the pageant, two homecoming kings. Plastic so lifelike, their rehearsed mannerisms, the sturdy brushstrokes of the world they paint.||20041030electiondayhalloween.mp3|
|2004-11-3 12 AM||STEVE LACY MEMORIAL w/ ROBERT CREELEY & IRENE AEBI.||20041103lacy.mp3|
|Sunday November 7th, 1-2 AM 2004||John Gulino Plugged||20041107doofgoblin.mp3|
|2004-11-14 12 AM||Tyler's Mix. Soundcollage and John Zorn's Spillane.||
|2004 Nov 17||ENGLISH 10 FM.||"English 10, Electronic Writing, a class at Brown University this fall and next spring, including the writing and performing of Samantha Cornwall, Nicholas Friesner, Ming Holden, Sunil Hebbar, Francesca Rios, Malika Rubens-Davis, Alex Sears & Donald Tetto along with incidental guitar music by Giga Shane, a guy I met in the grreen pastures of New College in Sarasota FL, & Jimi Hendrix performing most of a Bob Dylan song live at the historic Monterey Pop Festival concert in 1967, & and 2 b-sides not on Robyn Hitchock & Gillian Welsh's new album Spooked. This has been electric literature."|
|2004 November 18,||midnight in the morning, Kaija Saariaho. The Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho (born 1952) has been living and working in Paris since 1982. In 1982 she attended courses in computer music at IRCAM in Paris, since when the computer has been an important element of her composing technique.||20041117a_kaiija.mp3
|2004 December 1||, Nick Montfort. Electronic Music and Electronic Literature.||20041201nickm.mp3|
|2004 December 6||Captain Beefheart.||20041204beef.mp3|
|2005-1-1 12 AM||ECLECTIC SEIZURE LIVE POETS AND STRANGELY APPROPRIATE MUSIC
& WILLIAM'S MIX, THE SHOW DEDICATED TO JOHN CAGE & TWENTIETH CENTURY NEW MUSIC
YOU CAN ALSO LISTEN TO ARCHIVES FROM 2004
|2005-2-6 12 AM||Quartet for the End of Time.
& Cole Porter & Henryk Gorecki.
Xing. Language Poetry and songs named after years in chronologic order. (This show was not archived but I attempted to play songs named after years a second time in April, which archive is available below).
|2005-2-13 12 AM||Charles Olson, Conlon Nancarrow, and deranged piano music.||20050213olson.mp3|
|2005-2-20 12 AM||Michael Gizzi and Charles Ives. Featuring an in-studio reading of newer work by Michael Gizzi. About four hours of really fairly difficult to listen to but nontheless breathtaking music. Conversations about Ives. Poetry by Michael. And then a collapse into sweet songwriting, followed by a stiff nightcap of Gizzi.|| Part I: Hardcore Ives & Gizzi.
Part II: Large Gizzi reading, more Ives but then less Ives.
|2005-2-27 12 AM||Imaginary Cities.|| PART 1: Italo Calvino, Kool Keith, Bob Perelman.
PART 2: Mark Blitzstein. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
|2005-3-6 12 AM||Retroactive Correction with Dirk Stratton|| PART 1: Poetry & permuted pianos.
Part 2: Ballet Mechanique x 2.
|2005-3-11 12 AM||The Sugarplastic.||20050311sugar.mp3|
|2005-3-13 12 AM||Mairead Byrne. Ruth Crawford & Peggy Seeger.||20050313Amairead.mp3
|2005-3-20 12 AM||Gil-Scott Heron.
|2005-4-10 12 AM||Burning Deck Poets.
|2005-4-14 12 AM||100 Songs in 60 Minutes.||20050415_100songs.mp3|
|2005-4-15 12 AM||Tangoesque.||20050415tango.mp3|
|2005-4-17 12 AM||Vulpine.|
|2005-4-21 12 AM||Songs named after years.||20050421years.mp3|
|2005-4-24 12 AM||Encyclopedia .||20050424encyclopedia.mp3
|2005-4-30 12 AM||Lorien's Mix: Eclectic Seizure.||20050430lorien.mp3|
|2005-5-1 12 AM||Lorien Carsey, Joshua Corey & William Gillespie read poetry.||20050501josh1.mp3
|2019-5-8 12 AM||Last show ever! Almost!|| English 10.
|2019-5-14 12 AM||Five Last Shows|| Radio Free Istanbul: music and poetry in Turkish, with Fulya.
American Political Song.
Dude.Automator on the Fader? with Matt.
William's Retro Jams.
|William and friends continue as Rock Geek FM|
|2009-01-03||Power Pop||What is Power Pop? Listen as Cristy explains the difference and spins crunchy earcandy. Our first radio show together, at the numbingly early hour (for us) of 8 a.m. Saturday. You can hear the pain and trepidation in our voice, but none of that is to be heard in this explosive mix of Power Pop classics.||20090103powerpop.mp3|
|2009-01-09||Worst Guitar Solos of all Time||Saturday on Rock Geek FM, we will celebrate Cristys birthday with a show dedicated to the WORST GUITAR SOLOS OF ALL TIME, taking a cue from a hilarious article in a 2004 issue of Guitar World magazine. Rick has suggested Cover of the Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook and Like a Hurricane by Neil Young. Larry goes with Wilcos Im the Man Who Loves You.||20090109guitarsolos.mp3|
|2009-01-11||Film||On Rock Geek FM: Songs about the movies. Actors, actresses, films, the movies, and other songs we snuck in on a technicality. Pop some corn, get a gallon of iced soda, fight for an armrest, and download this MP3.||20090111film.mp3|
|2009-01-29||<2:00||tune in as Cristy and I come to blows about the most important question facing our nation at this critical time: what are the best songs two minutes or less (fewer) in length? In our one-hour show (8-9 a.m. Central Time), we will be able to play only 40 of these songs, so discretion will be fundamental.||20090129twominutes.mp3|
|2009-01-31||Songs That Refer To Their Own Bands||Saturday the 31st on Rock Geek F.M. Cristy and I are looking for songs that name their own bandsongs whose lyrics include the name of the band that plays them. Unfortunately, we must steer away from rap for this theme, as it is part of the genre for rappers to discuss themselves. When it happens in a rock song, though, it can be a bit jarring.||20090131refers to own band|
|2009-02-07||Songs That Refer to Other Bands||This week were dedicating our radio show to songs that refer to other bands.||20090207refer to other bands|
|2009-02-14||Songs Named After Women (part 1)||For Valentines Day Cristy and I are going to dedicate a show to songs named after women, especially songs named after Judy or Caroline, as we have found enough songs about these two ladies to make a collage.||20090214womenA-Z.mp3|
|2009-02-21||Songs Named After Women N-Z||20090221women N-Z.mp3|
|20090228||The Rock Inbox||20090228NEWMUSIC.mp3|
|2009-03-01||Songs About Space||20090301space.mp3|
|2009-03-01||Space (alternate recording)||20090301space_amp.mp3|
|2009-03-01||Space (alternate alternate recording)||20090301spacesongs.mp3|
|20090314women in rock|
|2009-03-21||Food||Our Songs about Food show was HARD-ROCKING TESTOSTERONE-SOAKED MAYHEM!||20090321food.mp3|
|2009-03-28||Rick Halberg's Psychedelic Soul||20090328halbergpsych|
|20090328soul from the board|
|2009-04-04||Songs with Strings||20090404 strings.mp3|
|2009-04-11||Joe Boyd's White Bicycles||20090411boyd.mp3|
|2009-04-18||Songs With Brass||20090418brass.mp3|
|2009-04-25||1987 vs. 1996||20090425_1987_1996.mp3|
|20090502||1987 VS. 1996 PT. 2 / PLEDGE DRIVE||20090502pledge1987b.mp3|
|2009-05-16||ANIMALS||Sunday, while I attended the Vintage Vinyl sale in search of $1 AC/DC LPs, Cristy took over our radio show and spun songs about animals. Except for the opening track, we decided that songs about dogs and cats, as well as songs about insects, would each merit a separate, future show. But mammals, birds, fish, and arachnids are all represented here.||20090516animals.mp3|
|2009-05-23||Nightime Sunshine||This Saturday, guest host Anderson will be offering Nighttime Sunshine, an exploration of one thread of L.A.s Paisley Underground scene; the evolution and influence of David Roback and Kendra Smith. At the ungodly hour of 8-9 AM ILLINOIS TIME on http://weft.org, or 90.1 FM for those lucky enough to live in the coolest town in the world.||20090523anderson.mp3|
|2009-05-30||The Great Philosophers||
Partridge say: "People will always be tempted to wipe theoir feet on anything with "welcome" written on it.
|20090606pete and teresa getting married|
|2009-06-20||The Rock Inbox||20090620new.mp3|
|2009-06-29||METAL! With Jason Greenly||20090629metal.mp3|
|2009-07-04||July 4||20090704 july 4.mp3|
|2009-07-18||Songs With Numbers part 1 (1-13)||20090718_1-13.mp3|
|2009-07-25||Songs About Sleep||20090725sleep.mp3|
|2009-07-26||Women and Country||20090726womenmakingwavescountry|
|20090801||The Rock Inbox||20090801newmusic.mp3|
|2009-08-08||The Shallow End||20090808shallow end.mp3|
|2009 08 15||Americana with Craig Scoggins||20090815craig.mp3|
|2009-09-05||Shack, with Honcho||20090905shack.mp3|
|2009-09-12||Dogs and Cats||20090912dogscats.mp3|
|2009-09-18||The Rock Inbox||20090919newmusic.mp3|
|2009-09-26||Rock for Kids||20090926kids.mp3|
|2009-10-03||Long Rock Songs||20091003longrocksong.mp3|
|2009-10-10||Songs About TV||20091010tv.mp3|
|2009-10-24||Songs About Bugs||20091024bugs.mp3|
|2009-10-31||Halloween with Honcho||20091031HonchoHalloween.mp3|
|2009-11-14||Songs About Coffee||20091114coffee.mp3|
|2009-11-23||Honcho and the Police (the band)||20091123 Police 2.mp3|
|2009-11-23||Honcho and the Police (the band)||Cristy, Honcho, and William devote two hours of Rock Geek F.M. to the three members of the Police, the Police, and other projects theyve been involved with. There is a lot of pent-up passion for this band released here, as well as deeper tracks. Listen, Love, Learn, the arresting music of the Police.||20091123 Police.mp3|
|2009-12-05||Experimental Music With Text||William hosted Alex Laxarevichs Mod Bit and played new music with various permutations and mutilations of text.||20091205modbittexts.mp3|
|20091206 holly go li..|
|2019-12-07||Werd Band Names with Doug Hoepker||20091207doug weird b.|
|2009-12-21||XMas with Rick Halberg||20091221xmas with ri..|
|2009-12-28||Year in Review||20091228yearinreview..|
|2010-10-03||Microtonal||Andrew Heathwaite and Paul Kotheimer joined William Gillespie on Jay Eychaner and Jason Finkelmans experimental music show Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, and they spent an hour explaining, discussing, playing, and performing microtonal music, with an emphasis on just intonation and equal divisions of the octave. Get in the cracks and listen.||20100103microtonal.mp3|
|2010-01-18||Instrumentals / Chamber Rock||20100118instrumental..>|
|2010-01-25||Songs With Talking||20100125talking.mp3|
|2010-02-01||Banjology||Banjologist and Bookglutton CEO Travis Alber hosted our show last night, spinning independent rock featuring the banjo. The show was fun, but educational, but haunting, and yet homey. A fun gathering around the glowing fire of the WEFT transmitter. Throw some mint in your julep and listen in.||20100201banjo.mp3|
|2010-02-15||Honcho||On a dark, frozen, dangerous snowy night, DJ J Anderson joined us for a night of lesbian vampire soundtrack weirdness that can only be surrendered to. At the end you can hear a song performed live in the studio by Cara Maurizi on WEFT Sessions.||20100215anderson.mp3|
|2010-03-01||Songs With Lists||20100301lists.mp3|
|2010-04-05||Songs About Weapons||20100405weapons.mp3|
|2010-04-12||The ROCK Inbox||20100412newmusic.mp3|
|2010-04-18||Experimental Music for Voice||As a sub for Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, the avant-garde show, I had it in mind to do an entirely a capella show focusing on experimental music for voice. I really wondered what two hours of anticommunicative voices would feel like. People talking to you who did not want anything from you. Halfway through, the usual host, who was supposed to be taking the night off, showed up and hovered nervously. Perhaps to Jason I was playing the wrong avant garde music. But isnt that the point?||20100418fanfareexper..|
|2010-04-19||Roky Erickson||On April 19, to celebrate both the triumphant release of the new Roky Erickson album and the announcement that Roky and Okkervil River would be performing at Urbanas Pygmalion Music Festival, Honcho from Normal took us on a tour of Rokys rich, twisted catalog. Come on down and drop out, Texas style.||20100419roky.mp3|
|2010-05-03||Honcho and the Church||20100503AndersonChur..>|
|2010-05-10||Songs About Sports||20100510sports.mp3|
|2010-05-17||Jobs||Songs about jobs. Working them, hating them, losing them, finding them, hating them, quitting them. A surprising number of musicians with no jobs have expressed anxiety on this topic. Sometimes music delves into deeper truths than love and beauty. Punch in, turn on, and download.||20100517jobs.mp3|
|2010-05-31||Rock and Roll about Rock and Roll||Is it a sign that a band has lost its way when they record a song about how rock and roll is totally kick-ass? I mean, how many putrid examples can you think of? The Stones, Bob Seger, Huey Lewis, Kiss Ew ew ew. Hurting for ideas? Or do they really think those songs are a contribution? Its a problem. Well, one we couldnt resist exacerbating. Heres a couple hours of preaching to the converted.||20100531rockandroll.mp3|
|2010-06-07||Big Star||Its about time someone did a two-hour radio show on big stars Big Star, while one of them is still alive. That someone is Honcho.||20100607bigstar.mp3|
|2010-06-14||The Rock Inbox||20100614inbox.mp3|
|2010-06-21||Out of Their Element||20100621outoftheirel..>|
|2010-06-28||Jazz with Jason Finkelman||On 28 June 2010 Cristy and William were joined by guest host percussionist and jazz scholar Jason Finkelman, who took us on a tour of the wild, sophisticated borderland of jazz and rock. Two hours of this left us pretty much speechless.||20100628FINKELMAN.mp3|
|2010-07-05||Syd Barrett||In this episode, we are joined by Honcho, who leads us on a two hour discussion of Syd Barrett, featuring original and rare songs from Syd, early The Pink Floyd, and various cover artists. Another true collaboration as the three of us each hand-pick tracks from the small pool of Syds output, in which the fishies swim, crystal blue. This is our tribute to one of our most revered musicians.||20100705syd.mp3|
|2010-07-19||The Rock Inbox||20100719inbox.mp3|
|2010-08-16||The Rock Inbox||20100816inbox.mp3|
|2010-08-23||Songs About Cars||Rick Halberg joins us to discuss the history of rock and roll music as viewed through the lens of songs about cars. In the words of the Dude, I fucking hate the Eagles man. But what Glen lacks, Ike Turner got. And what neither Frey nor Turner can provide, Freddie Mercury got covered. A splendid mix, deep and educational. Featuring Rock Geek News: hilarity ensues.||20100823rick_cars.mp3|
|2010-08-30||The Rock Inbox||20100830inbox.mp3|
|2010-09-20||The Rock Inbox||20100920inbox.mp3|
|2010-09-27||Songs About Rain||20100927rain.mp3|
|2010-10-04||Bowie Rarities||To give the listener a unique trip, Honcho and William may have neglected album tracks which cannot, in most cases, be improved upon by David Bowie or by anybody else. Still, with nearly half a century of solid material to edit into two hours, something had to get neglected. We present David Bowie in roughly chronologic order, from 1967 through the turn of the millennium. Commentary aplenty, including a withering dissection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames latest round of draft picks. Another collaboration, with William and Cristy handling matters through the Ziggy Stardust era, and Honcho blazing on to the present.||20101004bowie.mp3|
|2010-10-16||A Dialog in Mix||For this show, Ethan Madarieta and William Gillespie took turns spinning songs chosen in response to the song the other one just played, creating a spontaneous lattice of segues, transitions, connections, arguments, and intermusical references.||20101016ethantagteam..>|
|2010-10-18||The Rock Inbox||20101018inbox.mp3|
|2010-10-25||Halloween with Honcho||20101025halloweenand..>|
|2010-11-01||Champaign||On November 1, John Steinbacher of Smile Politely Radio joined us, expertly mastering the WWII-era WEFT mixing board, and hosting a show of songs by national artists that mention Champaign (Illinois), and then, to fill the remaining hour and 45 minutes, songs by national artists that mention other downstate Illinois communities, songs by downstate Illinois bands that mention Champaign, songs with Champaign in the title that are about something else, and bands that have the word Champaign in their name. At no point was REO Speedwagon played. Nor, apparently, does anybody have anything to say about Urbana.||20101101champaign.mp3|
|2010-11-15||The Rock Inbox||20101115inbox.mp3|
|2010-11-22||Scott Walker||On a stormy 11/22 Honcho emerged from the mists to collaborate on a long-awaited Scott Walker show. We covered Walkers career in chronologic order, touching on every solo album along the way. Honcho took part 1, William took it from there.||20101122scottwalker.mp3|
|2010-11-29||Byrds||Professor Philip Graham, the worlds preeminent Byrds scholar, joins us for a lively conversation about the surprising, important legacy of Americas first folk-rock, raga-rock, bluegrass-rock, and country-rock band. It seems that, in addition to being the best fiction coach in the world, Dr. Graham also boasts of knowing more about the band the Byrds than any other living human, including, it seems, the Byrds, whose memories of that great time, understandably, are a bit fogged.||20101129byrds.mp3|
|2010-12-06||Songs with Mellotrons||20101206mellotrons.mp3|
|2010-12-13||The Rock Inbox||20101213inbox.mp3|
|2011-01-03||Side 1, Track 1||This show is an exploration of a very serious topic: good opening songs for albums. We kick off 2011 with lots of side one track ones. Its like listening to 20 records for three minutes each. Much thought has likely been given by bands and producers to which song to put first. Here we try to unpack some of that, while, in the mix, saving ourselves a lot of time queuing CDs.||20110103trackone.mp3|
|20110110||Songs with telephone voices||20110110phonevoices.mp3|
|20110124||Songs With Phone Numbers||20110124phonenumbers..>|
|2011-02-21||Radio Free Anderson w/Honcho||20110221anderson.mp3|
|2011-02-22;||Procul Harum||Dr. Philip Graham, rock scholar, leads a rigorous discussion of the works, personnel, and history of Procol Harum, from their peculiar name and explosive, immediate success through their continuing contemporary relevance and most recent releases.||20110228proculharum.mp3|
|2011-03-07||The Rock Inbox||20110307inbox.mp3|
|2011-04-11||Fanfare for a New Mixtape||20110411fanfareforan..>|
|2011-04-18||The Rock Inbox||20110418inbox.mp3|
|2011-04-25||Songs with Numbers in the Title 13-27||20110425no13-27.mp3|
|2011-05-16||Gene Clark||Here is the sad story of master singer-songwriter and Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, as told to William by Philip Graham, rock scholar. Listen to Gene Clarks life and work, from an early Byrds demo through his final recordings.||20110516geneclark.mp3|
|2011-05-23||Songs About Books||20110523books.mp3|
|2011-06-06||The Rock Inbox||20110606inbox.mp3|
|2011-06-15||Songs About Bees||On the roller derby track and behind the microphone, she goes by the moniker Polly Nator, revealing a deeply rooted fascination with bees, insects, and all the little creatures that aid in pollination. As guest hostess, this star entomologist dazzles us with insect education, and spins two hours of songs about, mostly, bees, but also arachnids, insects, and other arthropods.||20110615pollynator.mp3|
|2011-06-20||The Rock Inbox||20110620inbox.mp3|
|2011-07-18||The Rock Inbox||20110718inbox.mp3|
|2011-07-25||Bad Parties (Part 2)||20110725badparties_p..>|
|2011-08-16||John Martyn||with guest host Philip Graham||20110816martyn.mp3|
|2011-08-22||The Rock Inbox||20110822inbox.mp3|
|2011-09-05||The Rolling Stones||20110905stones.mp3|
|2011-09-12||Guest host "Genghis" John Gehner||20110912gehner.mp3|
|2011-09-19||The Rock Inbox w/Honcho||20110919inboxhoncho.mp3|
|2011-10-03||Songs Named After Years||20111003years.mp3|
|2011-10-10||Rádio Macau||In the words of guest host Philip Graham
This show will be about one of the worlds greatest rock bands that you never heard of, Rádio Macau. Why havent you heard of them? Well, theyre Portuguese, and the rock traditions of other countries, outside of England, dont travel easily to our country. Its our loss.
Rádio Macau formed in the early new-wavish 80s, had several iconic hits and has continued brilliantly right to the present day. Lead singer Xana is one of the great voices of rock n roll (think Brian Ferry after a sex change operation). How good are they? Their masterpiece, 2000s Onde O Tempo Faz A Curva (Where Time Curves), predates Radioheads Kid A by several months, and yet cuts that album, and sets the stage for many experiments to come in the following decade.
|2011-11-07||Songs About Babies||20111107babies.mp3|
|2011-11-14||The Self-reflexive Hour (Songs that refer to themselves)||20111114self-reflexi..>|
|2011-11-28||Songs About Numbers (28-52)||20111128numbers28-52..>|
|2011-12-05||Songs About Winter||20111205winter.mp3|
|2011-12-12||The Rock Inbox||20111212inbox.mp3|
|2011-12-19||X-Mas with Rick Halberg||20111219xmaswithrick..>|
|2011-12-26||Radiohead B-Sides||In the words of guest host Philip Graham, Tonights show will be devoted to obscure Radiohead B-sides and such, studio cuts that somehow never made it to any of their CDs. The quality of these songs is uniformly excellent, leading to a repeated, inevitable, head scratching question, Why didnt they include THAT song?
.I have 48 such songs in my collection, ranging from their first album to their latest, , so there may very well be a second part of this themed-show, if William and Cristy are willing
What a great way to make it across the divide between 2011 and 2012! Thanks, Philip.
|2012-01-16||Honcho International||Hes back, and back with a stack of dusty LPs from the Indian subcontinent. Around the world in two hours.
|2012-03-04||Songs About rockets||20120304rockets.mp3|
|2012-03-25||Honcho!||Three generations of punks, from the Undertones to Bo Diddley to this little dude who came into the studio and just stood there staring at us for two hours even though we kept hinting rather strongly that would prefer he leave. Community radio + Classic Honchismo.
|2012-04-02||Songs with Awkwarrd Pauses||20120402awkwardpause..>|
|2013-10-19||Autumn||Songs about Autumn. Music that turns colors and falls to the ground, music that is partially overcast, music that yields empty fields and provides a flicker of warmth in the encroaching coldness.||20131019autumn_off a..>|
|2013-11-16||Miserable, Depressing Songs||Hooray. An hour of some of the most depressing songs of all time. This show owes a huge debt to This Will End in Tears, by Adam Brent Houghtaling. Thanks, Adam! For the sorrow and misery. We were so eager to share with the rest of the world. Sniff.||20131116miserablists..>|
|2013-11-25||Satellites Part 2||Songs About Satellites Part 2. William is alone in the capsule for this tight hour-long orbit. Featuring an entire block of songs about Soviet Satellites (and space dogs).||20131125satellites2.mp3|
|2013-11-30||Bands Named After Food||For Thanksgiving weekend, were turning the radio show into a cozy restaurant serving up five courses of bands named after food: appetizers, soup, entrees, fruit, and coffee with dessert. For various reasons, we have a limited menu of only one hour, so please be patient with our many specials and substitutions. And, oh yeah, we didnt find any bands named Water, so youll have to make do with no beverageswere saving those for another show. Tuck in to our savory meal and listen.||20131130bandsnamedaf..>|
|2013-12-09||Bad Parties Part 2||20131209badpartiespa..>|
|2013-12-14||The Rock Inbox||20131214inbox.mp3|
|2013-12-26||Ska||DJ Reggaetone and I attempt to fit 3/4 waves of ska into two hours, replete with factoids, banter, and technical glitches. Dreaming of a black and white Christmas. We field requests via telephone, facebook, and cell, and wander into the treacherous cul-de-sacs of bands weve never heard but which have funny names, one of the features of third-wave ska.
|2013-12-28||ScotRock||Two hours of rock from Scotland! Has anybody coined the term Scotrock yet? If not, would it be unforgivable if we were to add that to the rock geek lexicon along with Krautrock and Mathrock? Assembled with thanks to Alister Smith, Glasgow correspondent Iain Matheson, and Ben from the Brighton Rock Geek Office!
|2014-01-25||Japanese Psych||Ethan Madarieta and Erin Hayes join William to share their expertise, and scratch the surface of the tip of the iceberg of Japanese psychedelic music. This is an hour-long primer or a genre known for half-hour-long songs, a gateway to the psychic labyrinth. Commit suicide, drive to Belgrade, hijack a plane, eat sushi on acid, tune in, and turn on.
|2014-02-08||Surfabilly Freakout||Formerly of former college radio station WPGU, the crew of Surfabilly Freakout in exile have landed on the shores of WEFT to spill an hour of hell-raising, hair-raising, cacti-and-bacon-infused tequila-soaked mayhem. Press play and stand way back from the radio or you may wake up in the next room in a sticky puddle of malt liquor with the tire tracks of a stolen pink-and-black Cadillac criss-crossing your face. This is high-voltage radio of the sort that gentle WEFT is barely able to broadcast without melting its equipment and triggering a prairie fire in its front-door weed garden. Gape as you listen to the internet-authenticated on-air Baptism of an enthused-if-bewildered two-month-old, and experience the elation of the entire crew on the day of Polkapallooza, or Porkapallooza. Hell, we dont know. The rock geeks are riding in the rumble seat for this one.||20140208surfabillyfr..>|
|2014-02-22||Songs That Do Not Glorify Drygs||It wasnt at all easy, but we put together an hour of rock songs that portray drugs in an unmistakably negative light. Get sober, get depressed, pull the covers up to your nose, turn off and tune in.||20140222songsthatdon..>|
|2014-03-08||Monkeys||Songs about monkeys. With Cristy, William, and Ba. Our second show in a row with a legitimate listener calling in a legitimate requestthis time it was a two-year-old. Peel a banana, sit back on your favorite branch, and enjoy.||20140308monkeys.mp3|
|2014-03-22||Comics and Cartoons;||A sugary bowlful of songs about comics and cartoons, with colorful audio marshmallows from classic and vintage cartoons. Grab your favorite cereal, wriggle into those sleepers, and get comfortable on the carpet as close to the radio set as possible.||20140322comicsandcar..>|
|2014-04-05||Nonexistent Bands||Cristy, William, Heather Rose, & Tony Money gather to present and discuss some of the greatest songs recorded by nonexistent bands, from Ruben and the Jets to Spinal Tap to the Dukes of Stratosphear. Although we overflow the hour, we cant get to everything, nor would we want to, so we also present a Rock and Roll Imaginary Hall of Fame. Of sorts. Great fun.||20140405imaginaryban..>|
|2014-04-19||Radio Free Molly||Molly Poganski lends her expertise and vinyl to the Rock Geek project, taking us over the borders to report on some of her favorite bands from Louisville and Bloomington, Indiana. She whips up an honest mix featuring emo, punk, nearly country, and numerous gems from the Magnetic South label. Download, tune in, get out your map of the flyover states and a sharpie, and add some missing links to your map of the musical world. Thanks, Molly!
|2014-05-03||The Rock Inbox||The Rock Inbox: new music.
|20140531||Up up and away! One more hour of music about comics and cartoons, loaded with soundbites as tasty as marshmallows in your Saturday morning cereal.||20140531comics+carto..>|
|2014-06-07||Songs About Ghosts (Part 2)||Part 2 (following part 1) of songs about ghosts. An hour of haunted rock. Dim the lights, pull the covers up to your nose, and listen to these songs that go bump in the night?||20140607ghosts2.mp3|
|2014-06-09||Degenerative Music||Experiment: This show consists of three twenty-minute excerpts from hour-long pieces of music, each of which is built from a process of allowing a sounds source to naturally decay. Results: An hour of listener-unfriendly radio that sounds like sounds like the station, or possibly music itself, or even civilization, is melting into static. Love it.||20140609degenerative..>|
|2014-06-30||Legal Matters||Songs about legal matters, lawyers, police, jail, punishment, release, and songs with actual courtroom scenes.||20140630legalissues.mp3|
|2014-07-12||Tributes to other musicians||In this hour, Cristy and William spin songs that are full-on tributes to other bands or musicians. We travel through rock, country, folk, full-on worship, winking references, from and to rock royalty and peasantry alike. Not covers, all originals.||20140712tributes.mp3|
Reggaetone and MC Willy G spin two hours of dizzy dub, from Tubby to Fatty, from Scientist to the Meow Meows.
|2014-07-17||Sickness and Doctors||20140717sicknessandd..>|
|2014-07-29||Country-Ass Music||Like his heroes George Strait and Ketih Whitley, William is unapologetically Country. His songs, while rooted in the present, call to mind simpler times when the back porch was where folks gathered to network. The first track on this show, Trash, paints a picture of rural life that speaks to his small town sensibilities. This song identifies who I am, he says. It shows character and thats important where Im from. You learn to say yes, maam and no, sir, and to open the door for the ladies.||20140729country-assm..>|
|2014-08-09||Astonishing Debuts||Cristy, William, and Baby Chaos identify their favorite stand-out debut albums from 1962 through the present, playing tracks from the greatest first albums released between 1976-1996. All accompanied by astute analysis, personal anecdotes, factual misunderstandings, and a rambunctious toddler.||20140809astonishingd..>|
|2014-08-09||Freaks and Geeks||20140809freaksandgee..>|
|2014-08-10||Imaginary Soundtracks||A show dedicated to movie soundtrack music that never appeared in movies. We celebrate the fact that soundtrack music, especially Italian horror and western soundtracks, has become a musical genre detached from film. A dense, lush, funky, orchestral, and creepy mix.||20140810imaginarysou..>|
|2014-08-31||Goth||Subbing for one of our favorite shows Decayed Lace, we try our hand at goth rock, with a few moody digressions, closing with half an hour of music by bands whose names include the letter X, that most alien of alphanumeric characters.||20140831goth.mp3|
|2014-08-09||How To Sing Like A Fat Guy||20140908howtosinglik..>|
|2014-09-20||Birthday mix||Williams 45th birthday party. Also Kurt Bielemas 43rd. And Jessys (do the math). Straight from the Mackie mixer, a mix of old 45s, bad and worse, from an ad-hoc, Mad-Maxy, duct-taped-together assemblage of iffy turntables. Scratches, pops, warts and inexplicable variations in speed and all. All followed by a not-judiciously-enough edited collage of karaoke attempts.||20140920_45thbirthda..>;|
|2014-09-28||Lunar Tranquility||Subbing for the experimental/ambient show Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, William offers a hypnotic two hours of arythmic, ambient, electronic music all meant to convey a sea of tranquility. Featuring guest appearances by JFK, Mission Control, and Elroy.||20140928lunarfanfare..>|
|2014-09-29||Tangoesque||Sitting in on the Beat Blender, William pours a gourdful of Argentine music, Argentine tango, and bastard tango from North America and Western Europe.||20140929tangoesque.mp3|
|2014-10-31||Ghosts||For Halloween this year, we descend to the cobwebby basement studio for a home-recorded show. This time for the web: Little Records Radio. We reprise parts one and two of songs about ghosts to fit the Little Records Radio format of music recorded between 1976 and 1995, and provide new commentary. We are haunted throughout by ghosts and gremlins banging on the microphone table and sending hums through the cheap Radio Shack microphone, but manage to make it to the finale.||20141031ghosts.mp3|
|2014-11-22||Psychedelic Country||Alice D. and Textasy host the international psychedelia show The New Elastic Infinite, and bring it down home with two hours of psychedelic country and western music, and find that the southern mind doesnt always turn to thoughts of peace and love. Download or listen:||20141122psychedelicc..>|
|2014-12-22||Uncle Johnny Honcho Anderson from Reverberation Vinyl joins us for a trip through the dubious facts but actual recordings of the artist known sometimes as Lewis. Hear what Lewis Truthers have to say, as well as some rare, somewhat recent, and barely released material from one of Lewiss many noms de plume.
|2015-01-26||A-Z||26 songs, signifying A-Z, in one hour, from the Muppets to hardcore punk. Join us in this race against time.||20150126abcdefghijkl..>|
|2015-03-33||Synth Brittania||From Anthony Burgess, J.G. Ballard, and William Carlos to Wendy Carlos, The Silicon Teens, and the Human League, we dig up the crunchy roots of primitive Brit-synth in the first half of a two-part show. Download here or listen below. This show owes a debt to the BBC documentary Synth Brittania as well as the book Mad World, with a special thanks to Doug Hoepker for research assistance and tune-sharing.||20150330britishsynth..>|
|2015-04-27||Synth Brittania Part 2||In part two of our loving narrative of the rise of the synthesizer in British post-punk, we hand-pick a bouquet of our favorite earlier examples of the genre. Wendy Carlos, as before, makes a surprise guest appearance or two.||20150427britishsynth..>|
|2015-05-25||Austin||Austin and William sit in for Jason Finkelman on Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet. William finishes a bottle of chartreuse to numb himself while Austin spinsno, wait, his music is all on the cloudrains avant-garde jazz and noise and to mix it up a little noise-jazz with Anthony Braxton and Wolf Eyes. With just enough squonk. Right in the middle of the calamity, enjoy the calming sounds of Atmospheresan homage to Kubrick in anticipation of our soundtrack show the next day, recorded the previous weekend.
|20150525||No Name and Soundtracks||Art Theater manager and all-around film lover and hater, REDACTED, joins us for a spirited hour of odd music removed from its context and rolled in vigorously unstructured dialog.
|2015-06-15||The Songs of Bertholt Brecht vs. the House Un-American Activities Committee||Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Rock Geek FM party? Heres an hour of songs with lyrics by Bertholt Brecht, performed by a variety of artists, and interspersed with recordings of Brechts interrogation by the HUAC.||20150615brecht.mp3|
|2015-06-29||Dylan's First Album and the Songs it was Based On||Drawing inspiration from the LP, Constructing the Legend, William plays through every song on Bob Dylans eponymous debut followed by the song that inspired it, with additional information about the artists, and an ad hoc reading of Rick Wakemans eulogy to Chris Squire. In all, a lot of deep history is swept into Bob Dylans first collection, before he became BOB DYLAN!||20150629dylansfirsta..>|
|2015-07-05||Music About America||At the end of a lovely Independence Day weekend, Austin and William stand in for Jason Finkelman on Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, bringing you music from the distant fringes of jazz and the flip side of patriotism.
|2015-07-27||Kurt Bielema||Prior to his live radio concert on The WEFT Sessions, Kurt Bielema joins William to share his eclectic musical history of alter egos, unreleased tracks, his work with the scorching Angie Heaton, and new and old tracks from teen metal to trip hop to power pop to kids playing improvised jazz piano for six hands. Featuring a quiz: a guest appearance by Cristy Rockcyclopedia Scoggins who is charged with guessing the birth years of rock stars of note who celebrated birthdays in the previous two weeks.
|2015-08-09||These Are A Few Of Austin's Favorite Things||Babysitting Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, Austin McCann and William deliver two hours of unplanned or intentional technical and musical problems, with an emphasis on implausible cover songs, featuring an entire hour of a beloved Julie Andrews song being brutally stripped of all innocence, and most of its melody.||20150809austinsfavor..>|
|2015-08-24||Country Joe and the Fish||Neal Cassady Chair of Psychedelic Folk Art Philip Graham and Professor of Rockthropology Alma Gottlieb lead Cristy and William through some of the uncharted early albums of the nexus of the cultural myth known as the Summer of Love. Learn which ruthless, murderous dictator the pacifist Country Joe was named after, and which band member went on to be a voice actor for the Smurfs. And lots of great music eclipsed in the shadow of the Grateful Dead and Woodstock. All recorded in an authentic underground basement.||20150824countryjoe.mp3|
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