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What So Proudly We Fail Part Five

Sept. 25, 2009 Solo
The rise of Communist Russia, Stalin, The Cold War, Beatniks try dope, 60s Hippies did too, their music did too, and our doped culture began. The Weatherman continues laughing darkly, Cold War drug running, and Timothy Leary made LPs. Out of my mind. So lets join The Weathermans Clorox Cowboy for his OTE show edit on The Weathermans Dumb Stupid Come-out Line CD.
3 Hours.

What So Proudly We Fail Part Four

Sept. 18, 2009

Getting dark now, but The Weatherman cant stop laughing. Featuring broadcast engineering to avoid failure in old radio live production, I Am An American, Middle East foreign policy in extremist doubt, The Ecumaniac prefers all Gods, a song from Pastor Dick, an extended musical airplane history of failures, and songs and clips about failing.

3 Hours.

What So Proudly We Fail Part Three

Sept. 11, 2009
Adam Shaw, Don.

Adam Shaw joins me for this very electronic mix, opening with an extended section of Weatherman failure versus Francis Deck and expanding into found sound clips like the /”Bullworth/” soundtrack, and a decline of democracy documentary, along with songs and callers on failure.

3 Hours.

What So Proudly We Fail Part two

Aug. 28, 2009
The recorded Weatherman is back and so is failure. Includes a National Anthem remix, Dick Vaughn from delusional stardom to death, the stages and symptoms of a failure spiral, Greil Marcus on the falsehoods and worships of America, a flashback to /”Music Is…/” for a quiz, anti-intellectualism from God, assorted philosophies on why we fail, and more songs about failing.
3 Hours.

The Train Show

Aug. 21, 2009
Stephen Ronan, Helen Holt, Don.

A three hour rail ride with a couple old hands from the early days of OTE, returning tonight for the first time in years. Railroad Ray reads from his traveling poetry as Miss Information plays horns, flutes, mandolin, and sound devices, interrupted by That Hellbound Train, The Signal Man, and the building of the transcontinental railroad, all to the tune of moving trains and their whistles.

3 Hours.

What So Proudly We Fail Part One

Aug 14, 2009

The Weatherman sets the failing tone for this show about historical and modern beliefs, myths, brainwashing, politics, patriotism, and how they fail. Contrasting todays cultural obsessions with the builders of Stonehenge among other things, we hear from Doris Lessig, The Firesign Theatre, Lenny Bruce, and a lot of songs about personal, political, and cultural failure.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Ten (The Receptacle)

July 31, 2009
This 5 hour edition is the final show in the /”Music Is…/” series, but in this one Receptacle callers are unfiltered in and emphasized throughout, with complete instructions included, as well as phone music, 60s music, especially Fleetwood Mac, Carl Stallings and Bugs Bunny, composing The Simpsons music, France and England call, and all kinds of noise, noise, noise. There. Hopefully, we have learned what music is.
5 Hours.

Music Is… Part Nine

July 24, 2009

This one moves mostly through space music and PDQ Bach, with Phillip Glass, Terry Riley, Eno, and Hope Blister, an athletic Beethovens 5th symphony in which the musicians play to /”win/” while the Professor calls the plays, callers continue to say /”Hello?/” despite our urgings to the contrary, art music mashed, space music crashed, and more on music in the evolution of the human brain and how it works there.
3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Eight

July 17, 2009

We begin by emphasizing silence with a long sound check on the air as
I turn everything off and try to figure out where my buzz is coming
from with help from some callers. Frustration rules. Finally, buzz
still in tow, we begin a mix characterized by twisted jazz as Leonard
Bernstein lectures on the working elements of untwisted jazz, Spike
Jones makes a mockery of music in brand new Hi-Fi, the hip are
hoppin, some dads are boppin, and how it all works inside our brains
as vibrating air becomes music in our heads.

3 Hours.

Music Is… Part Seven (Variations Live)

July 10, 2009

Jon Leidecker, Don.

Jon Leidecker, otherwise known as Wobbly, has begun recording a history of collage in music called /”Variations/” as an on-line project. Tonight were live, remixing the elements from the initial /”Variations/” project and more. Abstractly hot and heavy for the most part, from clippy to dippy, but full of commentary on the practice of collage in music, old and new.

3 Hours.