Malcolm Clarke Earthshock (7 - 8:24) Doctor Who, Vol 1 (soundtrack)Ominous, and not too cheesy. Too bad I don't have any Blake's Seven music... Avon would fit right into the theme of the 45 minute set.
So far, I've got 36:19 worth of music. Need around 8:41 more...
Lead with some Johnny Cash?
Then some music from Casablanca? Hm.
Probably like to play a track of of "Into the Labyrinth" by Dead Can Dance, but I'll have to buy/borrow the damn thing to do it... sigh. It would go really well right before the Last Poets. I think it would take all the extra time though, which means no room for Johnny/Casablanca/etc. Have to start with Spillane...
John Zorn Spillane (1 - 25:12) Spillane/Two-Lane Highway/ Forbidden FruitA piece from back in 1987. Kicks with a woman screaming, goes off into private eye jazz with lots of quotes from Mickey Spillane.
The Last Poets Illusion of Self (8 - 8:16) Holy TerrorKicks with a nice "cool" organ lead, too. "The holy terror becomes the holy blessing/family values caught in the act of undressing..." The whole urban grittyness thing goes well with the Spillane (I hope).
And for the finish:
Marshal Cynical Girl (9-2:51) My Truck is My Home Crenshawor alternately:
Marshal Cynical Girl (5-2:34) A Collection Crenshaw(Is there any real difference?)
Legendary A Velvet Resurrection (4-5:55) from here you'll Pink Dots watch the world go by (407)Full lush sound, zooms in and around. Vox, spoken list: "I want to believe in the nobility of the human spirit..." This is great.
"There's a bunch of things I was thinking about playing for you tonight, like some Terminal Sect, some Exene Cervenka and Lydia Lucnh, and so on, but the tracks I was interested in has some prominent four letter words in them, so I can't play them before 9 PM. God Bless America.";
"So I don't know, maybe I should stick to instrumental pieces, nice inoffensive things like tributes to Walt Disney... at least if they're performed by Sun Ra..."
"Incidentally, there's a bill up in congress that has a rider stuck on it that's essentially designed to stick the internet with the same mindless restrictions on free speech they've stuck with the broadcast media, even though the rationale they used in the case of the broadcast media doesn't apply to the internet at all, but maybe I should know better than to believe the public rationale for anything..." ;
"Anyway, if you're interested in this topic, you should definitely consider discussing it with our elected reps... note that boxer and feinstein are both apparently in favor of this... You can reach them at ";
"But all this is just my opinion of course, and it's not like I'm telling you what you should say to them, because as I understand it that would constitute a call-to-action, which is in another one of those legal gray areas that small radio stations like us have to worry about more than, for example, Rush Limbaugh. God Bless America." ;
"And if you're not into the internet or any of that computery stuff... you might want to get involved with this issue anyway, because the internet such as it is might not be there for two much longer..."; (Go in to beginning of Terminal Sect track with "Danger", "Danger" samples?) That's the Festive mix, but you'd have to fade it by the middle...
Got to watch out for the duplications when working out the order the sets are going to go in. Two sets begin with Anne Magnuson tracks, two sets use Switchblade Symphony, etc.
They include about 20 A-file tracks, which makes it unlikely I'll dip below 10 by accident.
If you get a chance, think about segues, how to go about smoothing over musical discontinuties?
So here's a set, intended as a kind of a goth-mind fuck, I guess. (~17:47)
Switchblade Gutter Glitter (9-3:47) Serpentine Gallery Symphony (641)Leads with chime like (harpsichord?) melody. "Irridescent eyes of the seahorse rise/Treasures she loves others despise/a shooting star shan't fall very far/dim fireflies held in glass jars"
Gravediggaz Mommy, What's A 12" Gravedigga? (~5?)Nice gothic (mildly cheesy spooky whistle loop) hip-hop. Cool babble. Flatlinerz has some possibilities too, even if real hiphopers think they're bunk.
Trio De Intineraire Bis (6-5:00) Trio de Clainettes-Live Clarinettes (660)Leads with high, spooky, almost annoying tones... these are clarinets?
Ann Magnuson This Nothing Life (2-5:00) The Luv Show (460)strummy guitar groove, in two halves "don't start to think" (ironic), then "this nothing life". Cool. Must use...
Pale Face Monotony (10- ) Raw (638)Rocking "antifolk", everyone here doesn't have to be the same? monotony, it'll happen to you, I'm not paranoid... got a "fucking" in it that's maybe a little obvious. Maybe I'll just play instrumental music the whole show.
Clock DVA Contradict (7- ) White Souls in Black SuitsChaotic jazz-like honking fades in, and then switches to guitar (somewhere between Myles Boisen and Talking Heads) jamming with Adi Newton's voice, sounding like Genesis P. Orridge. "show me a contrast that will..."
Peter Saint James Infirmary (2-4:07) Die Like a Dog Brotzmann (708)Nice, mournful jazzy stuff. About Albert Ayler.
Switchblade Dissolve (2- ) Serpentine Glitter Symphony (641)"Can you see me going down/I am screaming out loud/and the fear of god is in me now/dissolve/in the moonshine/I leave no trace/my visions have gone/far away from this place/ they've dissolved" slower. (Another goth track might be better in this set, really...)
Iso Ambient Melisma (16-1:57) Swarm of Drones (coll.) Orchestra (590)Very cool, dark synth-classical, fairly fast but not frantic, a year in the life, one hopes. NOTE: set CD player for CONTINUE. fade out high, rapid tinkerbell music at start of next track. Mix with?
Ann Magnuson It's a Great Feeling (6-3:00) The Luv Show (460)"...this brain dead feeling", another upbeat ironic song about being a happy zombie.
Rolling Stones Good Times (A5-1:55) Out of Our HeadsEek. Another record I've been seeking for years... A really nice, desperately sad version of the old Sam Cooke tune, with some perfect tubular guitar. It only sounds a little tinny in glorious mono vinyl, but hey, I got it for free...
Bing Crosby Swinging on A Star ( -3?) Swinging on a StarA recent acquisition I should really try and use. I've been looking for it for years. I think my original idea was to pair that with a reading from Bester's _Stars My Destination_.
Francis Wong 1:03 (4-2:29) Chicago Time Code <661)Weird, singing into the flute with steady bass rhythm in background... this will do for a "gothic" jazz pick.
Aloof Proof The Ghost Ship Swarm of Drones (coll.) (590) (I10-9:10?) (excerpt)Sense of release, dark but relaxed, harpsichord like? Could follow murky accordion music?
Sun Ra Frisco Fog (3-3:19) Salute to Walt Disney (613)Leads with applause, FADE IN. Fast, demented juggernaut.
Pain Teens Coral Kiss (3- ) Beast of Dreams (529)Slow spoken vox over tribal drumming, "angry little teeth, sharpened pearl cuts pressed and bitten, my brusided lips if I miss your coral kiss, does it matter? Does it?". ((does this really go in this set? ))
Charles Mingus Ecclusiastics (7-6:57) Thirteen Pieces (326)A decade in the life. Tempo starts slow, goes all over the place. I like this a lot. Some gospel touches.
dj Cheb i Hamam (I4-4:45) Swarm of Drones (coll.) Sabbah (590)Rain sounds, chimes, drones, echoy voices, middle eastern style chants. Neat.
Oh, and hey, what about the Moe tape? There's a good track on there I'd like to play, and it'd go well with one of the chimier dark ambient things...
Sun Ra Someday my (2-7:53) Salute to Walt Disney price will comeLeads with applause, and light piano that could've been recorded better. Eh... possible mix fodder, but this ain't all that melancoly to my ear. Baby. At 2 minutes in, horn comes in sounding a lot better, but still.
New York Tango Cuando Llora la Cabarute Trio Milonga (2-3:25) (706)Slower tango, not too happy happy, if not as somber as I'd like...
Pain Teens Swimming (1-2:51) Beast of Dreams (528)Beautiful, not as noisy as usual for them... begins with an almost african sound, not quite like a thumb piano. "I'm drowning in ecstasy/sinking into a sea of bliss/we are transfixed..." wow, these lyrics would sound awful if her vox wasn't perfect.
Charles Mingus Myself When I am Real (2-7:34) Thirteen Pieces (326)Nice, slow, contemplative stuff, fills in with some almost spanish rhythms in places. But is it dark enough?
Switchblade Dissolve (2- ) Serpentine Glitter Symphony (641)"Can you see me going down/I am screaming out loud/and the fear of god is in me now/dissolve/in the moonshine/I leave no trace/my visions have gone/far away from this place/ they've dissolved" slower. (Also used in another set?)
Clock DVA Anti-Chance (9-5:50?) White Souls in Black SuitsIndustrial strangeness with clarinet/electronics duet. Cool. No vox. Rhythm emerges from the chaos? And then receedes.
Greg Osby Intuition (9-4:45) Black Book (659)Jazz, hiphop beat, woman and man whispers/chants in the background. Nice sound, kind of upbeat.
And I'd also like to end a set with:
A Day in the Life Magic Christain (or???)