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An Islamic Christmas

December 25, 2003
Solo



Forming holiday bookends with our Thanksgiving show, this continuation of that theme focuses more on Islam and Christianity as religions in opposition, and all the nonsense and historical guff they both use to perpetuate themselves and their influence over their followers. If you think the fundamentals of all world religions are highly suspect cultural mindsets that cause more trouble to humanity than they are worth to them, this is the show for you. When access to personally portable weapons of mass destruction meets fanatic religious fundamentalism of any denomination, it is high time for the latter, at least, to be retired from human relevance.


3 Hours


Consolidated Media Incorporated

December 18, 2003
Solo



Excerpts from the San Francisco FCC public hearing on media ownership rules (originally presented live on KPFA) are mixed with various commentaries to encapsulate some of the many problems of media conglomeration. Corporate media CEOs and former CEOs, from Ted Turner to Sumner Redstone, discuss their media gathering careers, and the public and media workers raise issues of information control and the dangers of a narrowly informed democracy. Now that art and information are both businesses first and foremost, just like any other form of business, the possibilities of monopolizing the market are the real and implied goal for capitalistic success. Homogenizing our diverse culture into a lucrative national uniformity seems to bother no one in charge except Mr. Turner, whos no longer in charge.


3 Hours


An Islamic Thanksgiving

November 27, 2003

Solo

This is a 5-hour blast of bits and pieces from our favorite media concerning the idea that fundamentalist Islam has always demanded terrorism as a core belief, and eventually this will mean nuclear terrorism against the infidels; that’s us. Dirty bombs are explained (it only takes radioactive material wrapped around dynamite,) “We will see a lot of people die in a grand act of martyrdom,” the historical development of modern Islamic fundamentalism under Nasser in ’50s Egypt, U.S. nuclear security from the ’60s, the non-separation of Allah’s exclusionary religion and the state throughout the mid east, the CIA’s evolving relationship with Israel, the NSA’s attempt to monitor world communications, occasional time bombs, “Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem,” and a receptacle full of candid callers.


5 Hours (2 mp3s)

Getting Old

November 20, 2003
Solo



With a few more appropriate songs than usual, we wander down the garden path, getting 3 hours older with the help of population explosion information (whatever happened to this once “crucial” issue?), a future family in an overpopulated world living under the tyranny of grandpa because everyone uses a drug that lets them live for centuries, a time machine operator that uses old people to make money from the past, The Wind Cries Mary and Your Mother Should Know, casting for prairie dogs, lots of receptacle callers, and a lot of now old singers who once were young.


3 Hours


Sex In The Stone Age

November 13, 2003
Solo



Crosley Bendix begins this show with a declaration that, since art is dead, he is switching to philosophy and will review that from now on. He begins this new career by tackling natural evolution vs. planned initiation. After that, the role of family and sex in anthropological pre-history is thrown on a space ship and taken to your radio. On the way, boy crazy teenaged girls sing about the attractions of fascination, anthropologists discuss the strange evolution of both sex and birth in human females compared to our closest animal relatives. The Worlds Greatest Man show, Casey Kasems astrology for lovers, The Girls From Earth, and lots of interactive receptacle input.


3 Hours


Another UFO (Halloween For Cows)

October31, 2003
Mike Anderson, Don



The history and progress of animal mutilations associated with UFO activity is covered as The Professor and I mix behind various reports, mostly from Linda Moulton Howe, on this 50 year phenomenon occurring all over the world. Extended eyewitness reports and gory descriptions from farmers and ranchers who have had animals subjected to these unexplainable surgical mutilations, the pattern of similarities, and plenty of speculation on the cause and reason. Also involved are frequent unmarked and strangely designed helicopters appearing before and after these scenes of tissue harvesting, frequent UFO (disks) sightings in the area, and the strange pattern of large body bruising and broken legs that suggest the animals, always found in pristine condition with no blood at all at the scene after extensive surgery to remove body parts and internal organs, with no tracks near the carcass even in snow or mud, not even the animals own tracks, and no signs of struggle, could have been dropped where they are found.


5 Hours (2 mp3s)


A Nice Trip To Disneyland

October 9, 2003
Solo



Yes, back again with a back-to-our-roots trip through Disneyland. But these family values appear a bit distorted too. Oh well, ya cant win. But this array of Disneyland official ride tracks, narrations, music, songs, announcements, outtakes, commercials, and Walt himself is a wide ranging view of everything Disneyland, old and new. Rare stuff included, such as voice over sessions or the barbaric unauthorized remix of Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. And we all had a swell time and got back to the parking lot okay. One Eminem cut, “The Kids” (edited for air.)


3 Hours


The Eminem Show

September 25, 2003
Solo



I have already been summoned by KPFA to explain this program and why it doesnt follow the language rules of radio. Three solid hours of Eminem music and Eminem talk, some of it edited for language and some not, which in contrast certainly points out how language censorship mutilates the music of Eminem to ruination if nothing else. With constant reminders of this “parental guidance” format, we cover Eminems career, the media controversy surrounding his emergence, the 2001 Grammy performance with Elton John, and various media commentary and criticism about this guy who is, in the end, a great vocal musician and a genius innovator in cultural button pushing. The last Over The Edge? Well see.


3 Hours


Robotic Music (Thomas Stereo Live)

September 18, 2003

Evolution Control Committee, Wobbly, Don and the hurricanes



Three already-famous computer music icons join forces on the air to form the supercomputer music group, Thomas Stereo. Plenty is said about this unique super combo during the show, so I won’t go into it here, but thanks to them, we are able to extend the robotic theme into yet another week while providing the listening public with some of the finest automated noise available. This is the instrumental side of the robot “problem,” with and without simulated human commentary.


3 Hours

Robotics II

September 11, 2003
Solo



1950s robot fiction meets contemporary AI theory again. Plus. 2001, the movie and the prediction. Yes and no. Antique automatons to Furby toys and the fairy dust of interactivity. Change. The evolving of the human relationship with simulated response artifacts. AI. Japanese robotic car factories. Switch. There is no God. Stop.


3 Hours