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Universe – Part 82

Universe pt. 82


Bob’s Universe


March 27, 2015


With this flimsy premise, this show is actually a showcase for Bob Dylan’s music, including some of his rare recordings, studio alternate takes, bootleg live versions, and associated music from long-time playing pals like Al Kooper. As the space race of the 60’s proceeded all around Bob, here is a lot of his music that accompanied it.


3 Hours.


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Universe – Part 81

Universe pt. 81


March 20, 2015


The centerpiece here is Arthur C. Clarke reading bits from his book, “2001,” surrounded by songs about space, scientists describing it, instrumental space music, and Receptacle callers doing what they do. Also authors reading from “The Fabric Of The Cosmos,” and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”


3 Hours.


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Universe – Part 80

Universe pt. 80


March 13, 2015


This show focuses on the early race to space between the U.S.A and the Soviet Union from the late ‘50s through the ultimate (and apparently final) end game of landing on the Moon in 1969. Much of this is told from the Soviet perspective, complete with Russian pop music touching on the subject. From Sputnik’s launch in 1957 which started it all off, to the catch-up efforts by America which eventually led to Americans being the first humans to walk on the Moon, we follow the details of this extremely productive and adventurous Cold War competition for supremacy in space.


3 Hours.


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The Ian Allen Tribute

The Ian Allen Tribute


Feb. 27, 20015


This is a tribute to the recently dead Ian Allen, who was there at the invention of Negativland and was a lasting influence on our esthetic direction ever since. We play a lot of Ian, who taped messages to himself and others on his portable Marantz recorder wherever he went, as well as some of the music pieces he made or contributed to, along with segments of a very early 1981 OTE show he participated in. R.I.P.


3 Hours.


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