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Options July 3, 2017: Special: Dominic Robertson AKA Ergo Phizmiz

Dominic Robertson aka Ergo Phizmiz One Summer's morning Vicki Bennett was visited by Dominic Robertson aka the composer, writer, theatre director and collagist Ergo Phizmiz. He brought with him stories of political prophecy, homemade opera, and laments on the death of the internet-of-dreams.


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Artist Track Approx. start time
Dominic Robertson   Disposable Love Song   Options 0:00:00 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Percy Faith  
Summer Place '76 [Theme from 'A Summer Place']   Options 0:06:49 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:07:46 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   The Special Relationship   Options 0:11:13 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:12:28 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   Bosidividy   Options 0:15:52 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Percy Faith  
Summer Place '76 [Theme from 'A Summer Place']   Options 0:19:09 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:19:43 (MP3 | )
Ergo Phizmiz   The Pirates of Penzance for (Radio Boredcast)   Options 0:22:36 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:26:49 (MP3 | )
Ergo Phizmiz   It’s a Sin   Options 0:28:55 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:31:10 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   Fie On Me   Options 0:33:39 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:40:54 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   Waresley Wood   Options 0:44:26 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:46:02 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson  Il Papa Romano   Options 0:46:07 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   The Love of Gaby's Life   Options 0:47:01 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   Abstract Expressionism   Options 0:49:57 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   NME   Options 0:53:47 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Vicki speaks with Dominic Robertson (aka Ergo Phizmiz) 
  0:54:59 (MP3 | )
Dominic Robertson   The Top Of Your Head   Options 0:56:21 (MP3 | )
https://composterofmusic.bandcamp.com/album/big-thyme    0:59:01 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:27pm People Like Us:

good evening
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:38pm vince:

I decided to register, so I could make links...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:38pm vince:

like this one:www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:40pm ranjit:

That's a good link, Vince
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:47pm People Like Us:

oh look, hi
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:50pm People Like Us:

I like the wide screen kittens
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:50pm vince:

and, here's the Bob's Burgers page:www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:52pm vince:

and, finally, here's something else I thought you'd might like. Back in 2011, Jack Dangers made a few recordings under the name, THE 4GER, where he only used video sources for his 'beats & scratches'... kind of like what you do, with a bumpin' BEAT!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:53pm vince:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/3/17 5:54pm Cliff in Prague:

Hello, I managed to stay up late again (by drinking a lot)
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:55pm People Like Us:

I will look at those other links afterwards, thanks!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:56pm vince:

no prob!
  Mon. 7/3/17 5:57pm The Good Fat Boy:

For what you are about to hear, may the good Lord forgive me.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 5:58pm People Like Us:

he already did
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:00pm The Good Fat Boy:

Thank goodness! I am here with a glass of Pernod and some beautiful blue pyjamas. I hope we all survive the next hour, with or without pyjamas.
     Mon. 7/3/17 6:00pm Listener Robert:

Whew! I just tuned in, an since Mr. Williams' last play was Field Marshal Ken's bed music, I thought it meant xmtr or link trouble! But that's not the usual piece you guys have for that; Ken sometimes uses that one for stalling or pretending, though.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:01pm People Like Us:

yes that confused me too
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:02pm People Like Us:

and off we go
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:02pm People Like Us:

looks like i buggered up the html
ha ha
good evening all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:03pm Michael 98145:

i hate it when the html gets whacked
:)
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:03pm vince:

The 3rd of July is officially Ergo Phizmiz Day, here in the US!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:03pm People Like Us:

just so you know people, the person masquerading as The Good Fat Boy here is Dominic - you've been rumbled
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:04pm Webhamster Henry:

"Dominic Robertson" -- what a funny pseudonym!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:04pm vince:

Rominic Domertson!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:04pm The Good Fat Boy:

But I AM a good fat boy dammit!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:04pm vince:

aren't we all?
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:05pm The Good Fat Boy:

We all do our best!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:05pm vince:

The Human Beat Box was the BEST 'Fat Boy'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/3/17 6:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

A song about disposable love or a love song which is disposable. Maybe both?
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:06pm People Like Us:

HAPPY INTERDEPENDENCE DAY! Who needs a 4th when you can have a 3rd?
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:06pm People Like Us:

so i just had an interesting minute... my keyboard just stopped working on my laptop and i had to run across the room and do all kinds of difficult things in a hurry
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:07pm Webhamster Henry:

Use the Force, Vicki!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:07pm The Good Fat Lynch:

Eyup - my keyboard stopped working for no reason about five minutes ago too. David Lynch is never far away....
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:08pm People Like Us:

it's ok now (it shuffled to the left a bit)
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:08pm The Good Fat Boy:

Re Disposable Love Song - absolutely both!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:08pm vince:

Bropra!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:08pm People Like Us:

mine's back now
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:09pm Michael 98145:

Sir Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:09pm Jeff:

Why does your passport say Maurice Micklewhite? You're not Maurice Micklewhite.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:11pm vince:

Now, THIS is 'hoedown' music!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:12pm The Good Fat Dancer:

Put on yer dassin shoes.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:14pm People Like Us:

Dominic, what's the next track called? I've forgotten
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:14pm People Like Us:

the Boris one
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:14pm The Good Fat Dancer:

Bosidividy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:14pm Ike:

Yep, that future sounds about right.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:14pm People Like Us:

Thank you!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:16pm vince:

Is Boris that guy with the weird hair?
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:16pm vince:

You answered my question, V!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:16pm The Good Fat Politician:

Yes, the big idiot.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:16pm People Like Us:

yes, Vince
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:17pm common:

Hey!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:17pm People Like Us:

herro
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:18pm The Good Flat Eartha:

Any Londoners listening can come and see this terrible show at The Place, King's Cross, July 26th....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/3/17 6:19pm common:

Herro
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:19pm The Good Flat Eartha:

Then it's in Glasgow, with an entirely different cast of Glaswegian diamonds, at the CCA on September 7th. Unless we're all dead by then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/3/17 6:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Make Brexit great again!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:22pm geezerette:

We feel your pain.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:22pm People Like Us:

make leaving fantastic
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:24pm vince:

There should be a 'SUPER-Mikado'!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:25pm People Like Us:

Super Mikado, ha ha
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:25pm The Good Fat Boy:

Well there's been the Cool Mikado and the Hot Mikado, so in lieu of the Lukewarm Mikado the SUPER Mikado seems the logical next step.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:25pm geezerette:

Got our own USXIT, from the planet.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:29pm People Like Us:

I think a lot of people are having their holidays today in America, am I right? Very glad you are all here, peoples :)
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:29pm Webhamster Henry:

The same spirit was around in the Cassette underground too.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:29pm People Like Us:

true, Henry, the same
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:30pm Webhamster Henry:

Holiday is supposedly tomorrow. It celebrates a previous Brexit. We'll see if it gets cancelled with the rest of New Jersey.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:31pm vince:

Americans think there 'pulling one over' by talking today and tomorrow off!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:31pm Webhamster Henry:

BTW I still call up your (pl.) Codpaste show archives from time to time. wfmu.org...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:31pm People Like Us:

we call the Monday things Bank Holidays
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:31pm People Like Us:

loved doing Codpaste, Henry
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:32pm vince:

I listened to the PLU/Ergo X-mas special from '03, a while ago.
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:32pm The Good Fat Cod:

Codpaste was the golden days, twas...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:32pm People Like Us:

the xmas special was one of the first things we did together, maybe the first
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:33pm People Like Us:

it were, it were
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:33pm Gwilly:

Which way round does this go?
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:33pm geezerette:

Yes Vicki, we are compelled to consume charred meat and beer followed by symbolic combustion of glaring red rockets.
It's fun.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:33pm People Like Us:

hi Gwilly!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:33pm Gwilly:

Oh I see. Never used the app to comment before - brilliant! No sums!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:34pm vince:

I like this one....
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:34pm People Like Us:

oh you see we don't know you're on an app
hey folks, I had a stupid conversation with Gwilly the other day and we'll put you through that in a few weeks time
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:35pm vince:

Reminds me of "Chinese Radiation" by Pere Ubu
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:35pm People Like Us:

I don't know that
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:35pm vince:

with a bit of Faust there...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:36pm People Like Us:

You can hear the Heathrow Flightpath right through this interview. And I just heard an extra bit then realised it was the flatbed scanner scanning a picture across the room right now.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:39pm People Like Us:

Are you still with us Dominic or did the Pernod get the better of you?
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:40pm The Good Fat Boy:

I'm here! The Pernod is lovely and my pyjamas spectacular.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:40pm People Like Us:

Fireworks originated in China some 2,000 years ago. The most prevalent legend has it that fireworks were discovered or invented by accident by a Chinese cook working in a field kitchen who happened to mix charcoal, sulphur and saltpeter (all commonly found in the kitchen in those days).
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:40pm People Like Us:

oh good
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:40pm The Good Fat Boy:

And hello Gwilly. I shall never forget the marvellous performance you played pretty much only to the cast of my show.
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:41pm steve:

herro!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:41pm People Like Us:

herro!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:42pm Gwilly:

Dominic! That night remains legend here, not least that you all then slept in the shower...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:42pm People Like Us:

yes, those performances we love doing to 3 people
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:42pm Gwilly:

*tower*
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:42pm People Like Us:

SHOWER
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:43pm People Like Us:

oh you mean that tower in Newcastle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/3/17 6:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

*bower*
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:43pm People Like Us:

I thought we'd gone all Norwegian Wood
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:43pm Gwilly:

The guitar in this - the lead refrain - reminds me of 'Ordinary World' by Duran Duran..
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:43pm People Like Us:

to what?
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:44pm The Good Fat Boy:

That was an amazing night - we had a Busby Berkeley party in the tower. I woke in dire need of a shower that wasn't possible until wherever we went next. So sleeping in a shower would have been opportune.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:44pm People Like Us:

Summer Place?
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:44pm People Like Us:

of course my steream is probably about 5 mins wong
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:44pm Gwilly:

Yes, Morden Tower where Kenny read the shopping forecast..
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:44pm The Good Fat Boy:

Ha yes, I did immediately realise after recording Fie On Me that I'd just made a Duran Duran hit...oopsadaisy...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:45pm People Like Us:

i was at that performance of Kenny G, yes!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:45pm People Like Us:

he was reading the weather by Thingy Appleseed (actual name)
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:45pm Gwilly:

And I'm on the phone where it only shows me my comments unless I refresh..
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:46pm Gwilly:

Loving this chat/interview..
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:46pm People Like Us:

here's Kenny www.youtube.com...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:47pm People Like Us:

oh good
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:47pm Gwilly:

What's a Busby Berkeley party???
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:48pm The Good Fat Busby:

I think I ought to leave that one mysterious...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:48pm People Like Us:

i'm editing Busby Berkeley at the moment
well not RIGHT now
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:49pm People Like Us:

well I suppose in a way I am
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:49pm People Like Us:

this is a fantastic album
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:49pm Gwilly:

In that case I like Busby Berkeley parties.. I love the sense of mystery..
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:50pm People Like Us:

I like all the spinning in circles
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:50pm The Good Fat Busby:

"Where we're from the birds sing a pretty song, and we're always editing Busby Berkeley".
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:50pm People Like Us:

and the swimming
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:50pm Gwilly:

Yes, loving this... this will be my errand soundtrack for the week now..
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:51pm People Like Us:

oh good - you know by some miracle, this show IS a podcast
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:52pm Webhamster Henry:

This is working pretty well!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:52pm vince:

Busby Berserkly-- good stage name!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:52pm People Like Us:

ha ha
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:52pm People Like Us:

Carl Orfal
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:52pm The Good Fat Busby:

"Painters Painting" by Emile de Antonio is the film I couldn't remember here...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm vince:

Orf! Orf!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm ranjit:

Those could be good roller derby names too
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm People Like Us:

oh good, bravo
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm Gwilly:

'I believe it is the Best Opera Yet Written.' My dad used to sing Gilbert & Sullivan... I got taken to see Iolanthe aged 13. I didn't become an opera composer though..
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm People Like Us:

HA HA ranjit
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm People Like Us:

ha ha yes
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:53pm The Good Fat Boy:

I do hope hecklers used to tell Carl Orff to "Get orff"
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:54pm People Like Us:

you two should do an opera
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:55pm The Good Fat Boy:

Yet, Gwilly, yet. There's always time for W.S. Gilbert to leap out of that dark corner of your soul.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:55pm People Like Us:

paste a link to the album, Dominic
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm The Good Fat Boy:

https://composterofmusic.bandcamp.com/album/boubouroche-2
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm Syl:

I'm loving this! Thanks Vicki, and thanks Dominic — looking forward to your new album!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm People Like Us:

buy this, people composterofmusic.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm People Like Us:

thanks, Syl
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm Gwilly:

I like your thinking... I was discussing an opera idea about TWOCKING with Mike Hirst today... the music is made by hot wiring
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:56pm The Good Fat Boy:

Thanks Syl.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:57pm People Like Us:

thanks for listening peoples!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:57pm Webhamster Henry:

Glad to hear you are still productive, Mr. Robertson. (you too Vicki)
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:57pm The Good Fat Boy:

And here's the NEW album "Big Thyme" https://composterofmusic.bandcamp.com/album/big-thyme
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:57pm People Like Us:

yes, we're all productive
counterproductive even, ha ha!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm People Like Us:

composterofmusic.bandcamp.com...
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm Gwilly:

My, this is insanely good music. I'm diagraced..dismantled..
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm The Good Fat Boy:

Thankyou Hamster!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm vince:

nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Vicki and guests and have a good week.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm People Like Us:

thank you for listening everyone, and thank you Dominic the Good Fat Boy!
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm The Good Fat Boy:

Pull yerself together Edmondez! (thankyor)
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:58pm People Like Us:

and you Ken! Have a good week, everyone.
  Mon. 7/3/17 6:59pm The Good Fat Boy:

Thankyou Vicki! Thanks everybody.
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:59pm People Like Us:

la la la
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:59pm vince:

Have a happy week.....
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:59pm People Like Us:

yes, and you!
see you all next week I hope
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 6:59pm vince:

see you next week... or should I say.. HEAR you next week!
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 7:00pm People Like Us:

thanks and goodnight :)
Avatar Mon. 7/3/17 7:00pm ranjit:

thanks V and the Good Fat Boy!

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