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Home >> September, 2003

The Eminem Show

September 25, 2003

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

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