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How Radio Was Done Part 34

March 29, 2007
Solo

Americas trip to land on the moon begins this five hour show about 1969 and the radio that accompanied it. The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson releases from ‘69 set the mood.
Continuing with the simultaneous irony of the Vietnam War being fought, we move through the sunset years of the Beatles with lots of bootleg music from their later recording sessions, along with Lennon and Yoko interviews from their Bed-Ins held in Toronto and Montreal.

5 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 33

March 22, 2007
Solo

Pink Floyd begins and 1968 morphs into 1969 with the emergence of southern soul at Stax/Volt, the extensive formats at the AFVN radio network in Vietnam are sampled, and following an ad for the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey, our first and only trip to the moon begins.

3 Hours

The Booper Symphony Rehearsal Show

March 15, 2007
Negativland

Negativland appears in person to attempt The Booper Symphony #1, an idea for a live show never attempted before this performance. With everyone playing a variety of Boopers, which are analog electronic circuit bent devices created by Negativlands The Weatherman and now existing in a variety of forms and electronic sound generation abilities, we all play this idea out in three movements with comments and criticisms from our callers.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 32

February 22, 2007
Solo

Continuing 1968 with evolving British blues bands, leading to Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and the birth of heavy metal in Rock & Roll. Also more KSAN air checks from 68, a look at sex in the 60s with ads, groupies to the stars recounting their experiences, and songs of the day on the subject. Lots of 68 blues-based music throughout from the US and Britain.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 31

February 15, 2007
Solo

1968 radio continues with the sound of San Franciscos KSAN, The Firesign Theatre on the freeway, Vietnam at the flip of a switch, the saga of Charles Manson and the Beach Boys, Tom Donahue interviews Frank Zappa, The Beatles form Apple and Yoko joins the band, The 68 Elvis comeback show, and a 15-minute Quicksilver Calvary mash-up.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 30

February 8, 2007
Solo

We continue 1968 radio with a budding radio host making tapes during his combat duty in Vietnam, William F. Buckley interviewing Jack Kerouac on the meaning of the hippies, the Firesign Theatre getting re-grooved, A Childs Garden of Grass, and a lot more music about all this.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 29

January 25, 2007
Solo

Its finally 1968 and we tiptoe through the horrors, as well as the tulips. Black soldiers discuss the raging war in Vietnam and at home. The assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy, the Democratic Convention riots in Chicago, feminists demonstrate at the Miss America pageant, and life becomes a style.

3 Hours

How Radio Was Done Part 28

January 18, 2007
Solo

1967 radio continues with a WBAI discussion between John Cage and Morton Feldman about the intrusion of radio in modern sound, Martin Luther King gives a startling speech against the Vietnam war, Tom Donahue interviews the Grateful Dead on San Franciscos KMPX, as British and American psychedelic music plays right through the evolving social and musical turmoil.

3 Hours

The New Years Revolution Show

January 4, 2007
The Church Of the Subgenius, Don

In a diversion from the HRWD series, many members of the Subgenius sect join Over The Edge as we combine OTE and The Puzzling Evidence Show (which follows OTE on KPFA) for a five hour gathering of unscripted banter. All the regulars are here plus Ivan Stang (Subgenius founder,) Michael Pepe, Bishop Joey, Science fiction author John Shirley, a new baby, and more. Highlighted by multiple simultaneous conversations, its all about… everything. Can you stand it?

5 Hours