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Options May 28, 2021: Aquarius Records + Clamazon: Exotica/Novelty, Found Sounds, Field Recordings, Oddities - Letter A pt. 2
Another Aquarius related set while waiting for 1 record in the mail for the next Biafra episode. Art by Michael Brunelle

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Alex Cline Ensemble  Sparks Fly Upward   Options Sparks Fly Upward  Notes: "Alex Cline continues in the spirit of his ECM release "The Lamp and the Star," with this persussion-voice-violin-guitar-keyboard-bass lineup. It's beautiful..." - Clamazon 
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Amanaz  Sunday Morning   Options Africa  "The lo-fi, garagey, psychedelic "Zam Rock" scene that flourished in the southern African nation of Zambia during the mid '70s is now getting some long overdue exposure and appreciation over here, thanks to a bunch of recent reissues: Chrissy Zebby Tembo, Ngozi Family, Witch (highlighted last list) and now, also the lesser known but no less amazing Amanaz! Like Witch its reissue was facilitated by Egon of Stones Throw, who also wrote the liner notes, which make us realize how lucky we are to have these reissues, 'cause the original Zambian LPs are super rare and, Egon says, usually in about the same poor condition as an experienced frisbee. He also helps explain the genesis of the Zam Rock movement, suggesting that Zambia's Socialist government required a preponderance of "Zambian" content on the radio. Apparently the gov't also mandated a high fuzz content as well! The Amanaz album, from 1975, certainly fulfills that quota, though at first listen we thought that maybe this one was mellower than some of the others like Witch, and parts if it are, in a stoned sorta way, and it's also somewhat more "African" sounding as befits its title, in its rhythms and vocal stylings, with some of the singing doing in the Bembe tongue, though most songs are in English. But still there's quite a supply of heavy fuzz here, with the likes of "History Of Man" being plenty brutal in that department for sure! And man is it beautiful, full of lovely, lovely grooves in a warm bath of lo-fi hiss and hum, maybe not as gritty as Witch and Ngozi but still gritty enough, and maybe even more memorably groov'd. There's fully a dozen songs here and it's hard to pick highlights, we dig 'em all, somehow so fuzzy yet so gentle, well, not always gentle, like how the otherwise laid-back "Nsunka Lwendo" includes a phenomenally LOUD and PIERCING guitar solo, that wanders back and forth from left channel to the right channel, looking for a way to crack into your skull. Meanwhile the sizzling, syncopated "Green Apple" throbs with what almost sounds like a buried Geezer Butler bass line, and the exuberant "Making The Scene" features a part that we swear appears on a Witchcraft album, or close to anyway! Wow. More proof Zam Rock RULES. Recommended!" - Aquarius 
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The Conet Project  The Swedish Rhapsody   Options Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations  (Possibly the most famous CD of the Aquarius field recording catalog.) - Your DJ 
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Ø  Heijastuva   Options Heijastuva  (From the Aquarius experimental catalog. No review provided.) - Your DJ 
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Eden Abez  The Wanderer   Options Eden's Island  "Yes! One of our favorite beatnik exotica records sees the light of day again in a really nice reissue of this 1960 lp. Eden Ahbez was a unique American figure, a back-to-nature hippie mystic in the 1940's long before popular culture even knew what a hippie was. Ahbez wandered back and forth across the country on foot before landing in LA and hanging in a tight circle of raw food enthusiasts and other colorful off-the-grid characters. He often wrote poetry and played the flute and one fortuitous day in 1948, he left a song at the studio for Nat King Cole called "Nature Boy" and it surprisingly became a number one song and an international hit, covered by Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, George Benson and even later by Alex Chilton and Big Star! For a brief moment, the song made Ahbez a pop culture curiosity with magazine interviews and invitations to perform that were politely declined. Using royalties from that song, Ahbez was able to take care of his family and record music and write poetry, the results being this sole lp, Eden's Island. Against a backdrop of flutes, bongos, marimabas and bird calls, Ahbez intones poetic verse about seeking spirituality in natural paradises with the rhythms of the ocean and surf, giving a more meaningful heft to the Martin Denny type of Tiki Room exotica. Its peaceful vibe of removing oneself from the daily hassles and pressures of society towards the spiritual isolation of island life was easily a touchstone of the hippie movement even though it sounds a bit novel nowadays. Still the music with female background singers, island atmospheres and relaxing poetic delivery manages to beguile and transport even the most world-weary listener. An exotica record clearly in a league of its own." - Aquarius 
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Aelters  Pinkymplex O°   Options Volu Beit  "Dat Politics member Aelters does his own laptop thing with this EP of melodic laptop antics. This is his second solo release, 21 minutes of warmly cinematic songs. | 2001 Tigerbeat6" - Clamazon 
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Adult Rodeo  A.C. Carousel   Options Long Range, Rapid Fire  "Really neat. Real fun. And quirky...oh boy! This is a very entertaining listen, with an array of sounds to please even the most jaded of alternative ears! Pop, art damage, new wave, rock...it's all here baby! | 2001 Fan State Fair" - Clamazon 
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After Dinner  Paradise Of Replica   Options Paradise of Replica/Paradise of Remixes  "Paradise of Remixes CD Some more twisty Haco for you! Experimental Japanese pop with wierd turns and all. Yes, Haco jams with Frith in Step Across the Border. This was recorded in 1989, remastered in 2000, and the 4 remixes are also products of 2000. Another fine Detector release. | 1989 - Clamazon 
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Andy Hofle  Arcade Ambience 1981 (Segment)   Options Arcade Ambience 1981 (Arcade sounds)  You know we love field recordings and "environmental sounds". And you know we love '80s arcade games (witness the vintage Tron and Rastan machines that now make their home in our shop). So when we found out about these "Aracade Ambiance" discs -- which are exactly what the name implies -- we had to have them, and suspect that more than a few of our customers will want 'em too. There's three volumes in this professionally reproduced cd-r series, 1981, 1983, and 1986. We have all three but thought we'd get more of this first and earliest entry to highlight it on our list, this time. It's one hour of "authentic" eighties video arcade sounds, what you'd hear if you paid a visit to a busy, bustling arcade back in '81. The blips and beeps and blasts of video violence, memorable musical themes from classic games, some crowd noises and of course the occasional clatter of the coin changer/token machine... it's just like we're ten years old again and skipping school. Those of us of a certain age that is -- some of the staff here at AQ weren't even born back then. Actually I might have been a little older before I spent a lot of time hanging out in the local arcades, as when younger I recall having bad day at the "Pennsylvania Spacetion" when some bullies took my tokens... Anyway if you were shooting aliens and asteroids, running mazes and dodging monsters way back when, this is gonna be a definite nostalgia trip! We put "authentic" in quotes above 'cause this is actually a bit like the Jurassic Soundscapes cd we highlighted on our last list. The fellow who put these together didn't have the amazing foresight to drag a tape recorder out to a real video arcade back in '81. Nor was he able to convert a Time Pilot game into an actual time machine, though there's a good chance that he's dreamed of such a thing (which he probably wouldn't use to meet Jesus or kill Hitler or buy Google stock but instead to blow quarters at his local long-gone eighties arcade). "Composer" Andy Hoyle (whose face appears on the back cover of these discs, for some reason) wanted to create an background ambient soundscape to help give the impression that when playing retro games on his home console, he was actually in an arcade back in the day. Carefully collaging the musical cues and sound effects from period video games (this '81 set including the likes of Centipede, Asteroids, Gorf, PacMan, Defender, Frogger, Qix, Berzerk, Crazy Climber, Missile Command, Rally X, Space Invaders, Tempest, Galaga, Galaxian, Donkey Kong, and many more) with some more generic sounds recorded in a modern day arcade, Hoyle has artificially (and very convincingly!!) re-created what an arcade in 1981 actually would have sounded like. Not unlike the way field recordist Jean-Luc Herelle enabled us to hear the trompings and trumpetings of the dinosaurs of the Jurassic, 200 million years ago... It's a dense, non-looping, almost-hypnotic soundscape that Hoyle has sampled and sequenced. Heck it IS hypnotic for those of us in love with arcades! And like we said, we also have copies of Arcade Ambiance '83 and '86 available, they're great too, each one guaranteed to bring back remarkably specific memories to those who wasted afternoons (and many quarters) during the golden age of arcade gaming... you can practically smell the cigarette smoke (that's right, they allowed smoking in arcades, and most machines had burns on 'em from players resting their cigarettes) and bask in the imagined video glow. Good times!" - Aquarius 
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Tetuzi Akiyama & Jason Kahn  Akiyama / Kahn   Options Till We Meet Again  (From the Exotica/Novelty catalog of Aquarius. No review provided.) - Your DJ 
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Andy Hofle  Arcade Ambience 1983 (Segment)   Options Arcade Ambience 1983 (Arcade sounds)  "Here's the 2nd volume in this cd-r series -- we highlighted volume one, Arcade Ambience '81, last time around. Remember 1983? Remember the video arcade games that were popular that year? The '83 disc will refresh your memory. Burgertime, Dig Dug, Elevator Action, Galaga, Joust, Mario Bros., Millipede, Moon Patrol, Ms. Pacman, Pengo, Pole Position, Qbert, Robotron, Sinistar, Stargate, Time Pilot, Track & Field, Tron, Zaxxon, and more, all make appearances on this simulated arcade field recording soundscape. You'll be listening to it, and be like, oh yeah, I remember that game!, as a simple combination of sounds strikes a chord deep within your brain somewhere -- like, oh crap, here comes Sinistar! or the pesky dragon from Joust! If you aren't an arcade aficionado (or even if you are), this disc is basically an insane, extremely dense collage of electronic bleeps and bloops, zaps and braps, a bit like being trapped in a fierce sci-fi space battle, but for the snippets of music and the clang of coins dropped into machines... in other words, the general ambience of a bustling video game palace at the height of the arcade era. Our review of the '81 volume explains that while these are not actual field recordings, but instead modern-day, computer-aided recreations, these discs certainly sound convincing. A well-crafted nostalgia trip for video gamers, and also an interesting item for fans of unique environmental sounds! NB. We're not listing the '86 cd-r quite yet 'cause some of the copies we got were bad burns, unfortunately, and we've got to test out our entire stock for glitches... if you already bought one from us, check and see if towards the things get sort of choppy and distorted? Not saying that doesn't sound cool, but it doesn't sound like any video arcade we've ever been in, except maybe on drugs (just kidding). Let us know if you've got a defective disc and we'll see about getting replacements from the label." - Aquarius 
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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.  In C (Segment)   Options In C  "This outstanding Japanese group takes a stab at Terry Riley's minimal classic "In C" and it really gets out there. They have their compositions, inspired by Riley, "In D' and "In E" If yer into Boredoms, Eastenburia or Rovo, this is fer you! Squealer" - Clamazon 
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A. Alessandroni  La Partenza   Options I Cantori Moderni Di A. Alessandroni  "Another amazing Italian Library missive from the same folks who brought us the Daniela Casa we reviewed a while back. Alessandroni, most famously known for being the whistler for Ennio Morricone's Spaghetti Western soundtracks, was a fantastic composer in his own right as we heard previously on Prisma Sonoro, a haunting library score reissued on the Australian Roundtable label last year. On this 1970 release he created the vocal group, I Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni, an eight to sixteen person choir, who have lent their talents to many soundtracks by Morricone, Piero Umiliani, and many other Italian composers of the 60's and 70's (and were also featured recently on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained soundtrack). This was the only full length the choir recorded. Through 12 original compositions by Alessandroni, the choir evoke a lilting cinematic pop sound of Italian Bossa vibes and moody themes, augmented by harpsichord, flutes and twangy guitars. The choir not only featured Alessandroni's first wife, Giulia De Mutiis, but also the incomparable Edda Dell'Orso whose wordless vocals epitomize many of Morricone's Italian western and horror scores. Fantastic and Limited!!" - Aquarius 
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ARRUGA, LORENZO, DAVE LOMBARDO & FRIENDS  Un' Apparizione - Guarda In Quest' Occhi   Options Vivaldi: The Meeting  "Yes, ex-SLAYER drummer, Dave Lombardo drumming furiously along to VIVALDI. Simultaneously amazing and ridiculous. Produced by Alberto Contini, who some metalheads might remember as A.C. Wild from Bulldozer (Italy's answer to Venom). Highly recommended. Sort of. One of those completely uncalled-for projects like, uh, well I can't think of one quite like this actually. Note: the Vivaldi is not "arranged for thrash-metal", "switched-on" or anything like that - it's straight operatic classical Vivaldi with The Great Lombardo incongrously adding his trap kit double bass stylings... Apparently inspired by a real encounter that Vivaldi himself had with a Cuban percussionist several hundred years ago (Lombardo is Cuban-born). Possibly the ultimate novelty record of the year (1999) so far!" - Aquarius 
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Bereft  $1.95 Buffet   Options The Complete Bereft Vol. 1  (Something from the old Oddity Rock Radio archives) - Your DJ 
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Augusto Algueró  Vuelvo a Casa   Options Todas Sus Grabaciones En Polydor (1968-1971)  "A vibrant mix of early Serge Gainsbourg, Burt Bacharach, Ennio Morricone and Carl Stalling, Augusto Alguero was a Spanish composer for film and televison and this two disc survey is an incredible journey of his best output from 1968-1971. From space age bachelor pad music to ye ye pop with big lush orchestrations and swinging tunes. GROOOOOVY, baby!"- Aquarius 
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V/A  10/12/49   Options One Of One - Snapshots In Sound  Something from the archive - Your DJ 
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?  Track 5   78's Superogala  From the Archive. 
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Laura Allan with Paul Horn  As I Am   Options Reflections  From the Archive. - Your DJ 
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1/3 OCTAVE BAND  Magnetic South   Options Navigation By Light  "Another new jam from New Zealand's 1/3 Octave Band, courtesy of Campbell Kneale's (Birchville Cat Motel, Black Boned Angel, etc.) Celebrate Psi Phenomenon label. Packaged as always in the immediately recognizable wallpaper sleeve, this is some serious soft focus, gauzy and dreamy and free floating minimal bliss for sure. Four tracks, 49 minutes, each track a lengthy drift through delicate worlds of subtle sound. From a barely audible whir, flecked with distant high end melodies and crystalline glimmering, to creaking cavernous murmurs, to almost industrial dronescapes, to haunting cinematic soundscapes, but with all the jagged edges worn away into smooth soft shapes. This is the music of dreams. Music from another world. The sound of wandering somnambulant through some soft space, eyes closed, mind open, and drifting heavenward." - Aquarius 
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Avatar 1:11pm BC Sterrett:

Welcome to free form radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm zivilars:

Hey BC – see you in five minutes, I'm ready for a great Sheena's friday!
Avatar 1:27pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Zivilars! Live in about 33 Mins. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm zivilars:

oh - thought you are already on 1:30 ... damn! well, I'll wait then. :)
Avatar 1:39pm BC Sterrett:

Just getting set up :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Otis:

Hi BC, tuned for some far out sounds.
Avatar 1:55pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Otis! Something different today, a little more mellow and experimental.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Otis:

Very nice, will go alongside work well.
Avatar 2:01pm BC Sterrett:

Oops sorry, my internet turned on for a sec
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Mr Fab:

Hey all, Are we on? I don't hear anything.

Oh wait, i had to turn the volume up all the way. Very low subliminal musics.
Avatar 2:07pm BC Sterrett:

Is it audible now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Mr Fab:

Yep, hearing it now.
The album itself might have been quietly recorded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Otis:

I can hear it, matching with the sounds of my environment... cars outside the windows, birds.
Avatar 2:10pm BC Sterrett:

Anyone remember Clamazon.com? Before I found out about Aquarius, it's a source I used to go to for experimental and odd music. Amazon.com shut them down over time I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm Mr Fab:

Clamazon? Sounds like a store where Spongebob would shop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm zivilars:

Hello again
Avatar 2:18pm BC Sterrett:

Hello Zivilars :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Mr Fab:

I hadn't heard of Clamazon before, but I wasn't on the internet much in those days. They sound really cool:
Wonder what happened to 'em?
Avatar 2:19pm BC Sterrett:

Clamazon was somehow associated with The Residents as they had advertisements promoting them a lot and would sell some of their stuff.
Avatar 2:21pm BC Sterrett:

Nice link Mr Fab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Otis:

Have not heard of Clamazon but reading the article now (thanks Fab)... looks like it was a cool online shop/spot.
Avatar 2:27pm BC Sterrett:

Some of today's set was found by visiting the Wayback machine archival site: web.archive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm WR:

Hi, have been listening, just read the Clamazon link Fab posted.
Avatar 2:39pm BC Sterrett:

There's that sample I used for my "Somewhere in Space" track for Comfort Stand.
Avatar 2:42pm ifny:

This is completely fabulous. Takes me back to listening to my shortwave in the weird old days (on stations and in-between stations). First time hearing your show and I'm already getting it tattooed!
Avatar 2:44pm ifny:

And <3 the Internet Archive. If you're ever in the Bay area, it's worth a bricks n mortar visit!!
Avatar 2:48pm BC Sterrett:

There's an actual physical place called The Internet Archive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm Otis:

Yes, I visited on a tour in 2005 (SF location) - archive.org...
Avatar 2:51pm BC Sterrett:

I do sorta come out to the Bay Area now and again to visit my wife's family in LA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Otis:

You should go and visit, check out the photos and reviews, www.google.com...
Avatar 2:52pm BC Sterrett:

Oh wow. I don't make it to Frisco much but now I have a better excuse. Someone I'm co-writing a book with on Chinese films lives out there as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm solo mon:

Beautiful music BC
Avatar 2:53pm BC Sterrett:

Thanks Solo Mon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Otis:

When I visited the Archive in 2005 it was in the Presidio, but moved later to the current location.
Avatar 2:55pm BC Sterrett:

Welcome Ifny!
Avatar 2:56pm worldsworstrecords:

hey hey BC, and fellow Lost boys and girls!
Avatar 2:57pm BC Sterrett:

Hey World's Worst! I hear you're filling in today for Georgy Girl :)
Avatar 2:57pm worldsworstrecords:

Indeed I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Otis:

BC, have you seen the new doc IndieGoGo campaign that launched this week? www.indiegogo.com...
Avatar 3:00pm BC Sterrett:

Ifny, I always wished I had short wave radio, I used to just do that stuff with the regular radio dial. So enjoyable at times.
Avatar 3:04pm ifny:

@BC Sterrett @Otis I missed out on seeing their old location. Spent some quality time there a few years ago. Dunno about pandemic vagaries these days, but in a pre/post-pandemic world, Fridays are the best day to visit. They have sushi Fridays by registration -- they feed you sushi and then the staff give reports. There's an optional tour afterwards. It's a gorgeous spot, used to be a massive church, evangelical or some such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm chresti:

Hi BC and anarchivists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm Otis:

I agree, would have loved that too. Living through other's experiences in sound modulations.

1997. Had to look it up to be exact. It was that long ago that the Conet 4-CD set came out. Seriously, time flies when you are are having (number switching) fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Otis:

Looking at the pics online of the now-IA SF location, looks like an absolute lovely spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Otis:

Hi chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm spodiodi:

hello, BC Sterrett and everyone!
Adult Rodeo! cool!
Avatar 3:08pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Chresti!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Otis:

Hi WWR, will you be playing the World's Worst Pub Rock today on Flange?
Avatar 3:08pm BC Sterrett:

Hello Spodiodi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Otis:

Hey Spodi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm StringOFperils:

Hi, is this the Lost and Found Department? Can I leave my keys here? Can I leave a note?
Avatar 3:09pm ifny:

I have some minidisk recordings I took off of my shortwave while living in the Middle East. My favourite numbers station was read by a posh British lady. Not because I like Imperium/colonialist bullshit, perhaps just because it gave me so many ideas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm coelacanth∅:

greetings BC Sterrett and lost mediafolk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Otis:

Yes, but we only have magic markers to write your note on gumstick wrappers String.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm spodiodi:

hey Oti!
Avatar 3:10pm worldsworstrecords:

Hi Otis. I've put together a two-hour highlights reel... that'll have to do i'm afraid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Otis:

Hey coel again, welcome to the numbers station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Otis:

Ha, just curious. So much great pub rock gone astray out there with covers of macarthur park, ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm spodiodi:

BC, you just made my day playing Adult Rodeo! looks like the 20th track by them that's ever been played on wfmu... and the first i've actually heard (or at least some of it)... i'd been waiting, hoping, praying ;) thanks!!!
Avatar 3:11pm ifny:

Also, any archivist/anarchivist sojourn to SF would be incomplete without a pilgrimage to the Prelinger library (Wednesdays by appointment). www.prelingerlibrary.org... Rick Prelinger is a gem. The Prelinger Archive is a great collection too obvs. archive.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm spodiodi:

i have 4 of these Andy Holfe's i think -- i love this!
Avatar 3:12pm worldsworstrecords:

maybe it's something I should do in the future!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm coelacanth∅:

i'm cornfused. which i guess makes me a corn hybrid.
Avatar 3:12pm BC Sterrett:

WOw Spodiodi, you're welcome. It's one of the few Clamazon CDs I actually still have here since the original Clam days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm chresti:

Looks like my folks' condo isn't very far from there, the Internet Archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Otis:

Indeed ifny! Thanks for mentioning Rick and the archives. I never did get to visit in person in SF while there living again in 2005 for just under a year... but did meet Rick when he visited an archive I work with here, Archive Montreal a couple of years back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm chresti:

And the Richmond location is by theirs and my brother's house!
Avatar 3:17pm ifny:

@Otis Oh wow, I'll check out Archive Montreal next time I'm there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm spodiodi:

the internet archive was originally part of what Alexa was doing -- i interviewed with them way back in the day (in their Ft. Mason office) before it became it's own thing and got a new space (on Grove or Hayes, i think)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Otis:

Drop me a line if/when you hit town ifny and say hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Otis:

That's cool spodi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm spodiodi:

Alexa internet -- not the crapazon product
Avatar 3:19pm ifny:

@chresti so basically the Internet Archive is your family's backyard. Barbeque time!
Avatar 3:20pm ifny:

LOL "crapazon" I love it. I mean, I hate it. I mean...you know what I mean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm spodiodi:

it was a trip, Otis. part of the day was sitting alone with Brewster Kahle . he was very kind and smiley and wore no shoes nor socks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Otis:

Of course, haaaa.

"Alexa, revert amazon back to crapazon please."
"Alexa, now destroy yourself."
Avatar 3:21pm ifny:

@Otis Thank you!! I'm staying put in the West Coast rainforest for now, but I will! Same to you if you get out to the coast. Archive solidarity :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm fred:

@Otis: I subscribe to n+1 and get a shot of weirdness when Constellation gets a full page ad. Unexplained but makes sense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Otis:

That's cool and furthers my thoughts that we need a book of WFMU Chat Pal's memoirs. First press would sell out like THAT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Otis:

My pleasure ifny. Good to stay put now. Borders are still locked down and in no rush here as well, all in good time.
Avatar 3:24pm ifny:

@Otis I met Rick at the Banff Centre about 10 years ago; we were resident artists there for a brief spell. It was a heavenly gig! I remember my meal card with teary eyes.

So sad to hear that it has been shut down due to the pandemic and government failure to give a toss about the arts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm fred:

I love this version of In C. Did you listen to La Novia's double take? I think I like the acoustic one better
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Otis:

In C or In Cantori. It all makes sense now.

Did not know of that Acid Mothers take on Terry. Thanks BC.
Avatar 3:26pm ifny:

@Otis I'm on your side of the border, but yeah, home is enough for me for now. Brilliant idea about chat pal logs!! Put me down for two copies, one for me and a pal. LMK if you need help.
Avatar 3:26pm BC Sterrett:

Hi Fred, no I didn't know about La Novia. I'll need to look into it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm spodiodi:

i'd buy a copy, Otis. (and i meant The Presidio, not Ft. Mason (military confusion))
Avatar 3:27pm ifny:

Oh, I'll buy a copy of the Presidio too! Sweeet.
Avatar 3:27pm BC Sterrett:

Wow, I zoned out in the music and missed so many comments!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Otis:

ifny, that's great. Rick was so nice and I must have complimented him a good number of times hanging out for ephermal fodder used over the years in my own sound collage bits. Was nice, sat down with a pal for a good hour and talked archival procedures of years back and now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Otis:

I know (the artist formally known as Granny) Baba Bee has been compiling Franco's wonderful stories. It would be a collaborative group I think of a few of us collecting stories. Would only further connect all of us here and after all, this is such a family here in the chat rooms across the streams. Pretty incredible stuff shared in shows.
Avatar 3:30pm ifny:

Completely agree.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm StringOFperils:

I like the idea of a story compendium. It seems so out-of-time that I like it. Someone has to compile tales of the hapless urban nomad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm fred:

@BC: La Npvia's In C: la-novia.bandcamp.com...
I don't think they care much whether you pay or not, as long as you listen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Otis:

The watch that stops time from Twilight Zone or a 36 hour day should suffice. After, I'll get sorted and started on the chat memoirs. Ha!
Avatar 3:33pm ifny:

Maybe some could be little Chick tract style booklets; we could just populate word bubbles with comments. Or just flip-it animation books, so you read to the end and then flip it to witness a bear hatching out of an egg in the top right corner.
Avatar 3:34pm ifny:

@BC Sterritt props for your epic track descriptions! Holy word-leto!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Otis:

A zine of sorts, yes. That could be done. Quarterly zine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Otis:

Online as a PDF and limited print run.
Avatar 3:35pm ifny:

Speaking of words, does anyone know if it is too late to submit a letter of support re: landlord palaver?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm spodiodi:

i think it's been settled, though i think more words are still welcome, ifny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Otis:

Here is the message from Station Manager Ken last week:


Many thanks to the hundreds of listeners who sent us emails of support in our efforts to keep our real estate tax exemption with Jersey City. We have good news - the city's tax office has reversed their decision and has told us that our exemption will soon be put back into place.

We are still collecting all the emails that have already been sent in as support materials until this matter is legally finalized. but no more emails are needed at this time.

Thank you to our listeners for coming through for WFMU once again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Otis:

Avatar 3:37pm BC Sterrett:

That's wonderful news!!!
Avatar 3:38pm ifny:

@spododi @Otis thank you! My email is overwhelming so I've been ducking the station newsletter. That's fantastic to hear.
Avatar 3:44pm BC Sterrett:

Found this Laura Allan record at a dollar sale in SLC and I love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm spodiodi:

it's really pretty
Avatar 3:48pm worldsworstrecords:

it's very quiet!
Avatar 3:48pm BC Sterrett:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm spodiodi:

instantly yes
Avatar 3:49pm worldsworstrecords:

yes ;-)
Avatar 3:51pm worldsworstrecords:

this is lovely... ethereal almost
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm Otis:

Click starred, very nice.
Avatar 3:53pm ifny:

Laura Allen would have changed the numbers station landscape forever. Just pointing out the obvious.
Avatar 3:56pm BC Sterrett:

This will probably be the last track. Thanks for tuning in :) See you next time!
Avatar 3:57pm worldsworstrecords:

Cheers BC! I'm ready to hit the 'play' button!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm spodiodi:

thank you, BC!
Avatar 3:58pm BC Sterrett:

Stay Tuned for The World's Worst Records filling in for Flange!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm fred:

Thanks BC!
Avatar 3:58pm worldsworstrecords:

you may need to refresh the pop-up player :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Otis:

Thanks BC, another show of new discoveries and past memories.

Bye all, have a nice weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm WR:

on to the free gut. Laters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm WR:

Thank you BC!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm chresti:

Thanks BC!
Avatar 4:01pm BC Sterrett:

Thanks everyone :)
Avatar 4:02pm ifny:

Loved every minute, thanks BC Sterritt and thanks y'alls!
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