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Episode 41: The Wonderful Weekend World Of WSDM-FM
Clean X
August 23, 2015 05:54 PM PDT

This will be the first time that The Hour of Crap will be inundated with a radio aircheck….well, outside of the Over The Edge stuff I’ve been playing lately.

Trip on back to May 1970, to the airwaves of WSDM, a MOR station that was ‘Smack Dab In The Middle’ of Chicago’s radio dials with a rather unique mix of an easy listening/lounge playlist, small pieces of comedy and funky radio spots with the “Den Pal” Dawn as your host.

I got this recording over 12 years ago and have been tripping the early 70’s fantastic since and you’ll get just over an hour worth here! Can you take it?!?!

Enjoy the shag carpets!

P. S.: the only bump in this recording is Spiro Agnew popping up during the news segment. What can I tell ya? Dick Chaney has got that asshole gene from somebody

Links Of Interests:
http://chicagoradiospotlight.blogspot.com/2009/10/connie-szerszen.html http://www.toprockgirlyjock.com/ http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLUP-FM

Episode 40: Don Joyce Tribute
Clean X
July 23, 2015 08:56 PM PDT
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This accidental episode is a large overweight tribute to Don Joyce, a member of Negativland and the man behind the radio series Over The Edge for over 30 years.

If you have visited this podcast many times, you might get the sense of influence from the show and the man had on this and many similar shows scattered over the net and in radio. Despite the sad state of the format, Don Joyce was fervent about the use of radio for his art and the show….right up until the unfortunate end! THAT is a dedicated artist.

Anyways, in between my mumblings, there are large chucks of the show with Joyce’s voice and many of his characters, mainly Crosley Bendix. If this feels more slapped together than usual, blame the mountain of material Joyce has produced over the decades. There will be tributes to him and his work after this deal, so let see how they can climb Mt. Joyce

In the meantime, thanks Don for the fun and noise and say ‘Hi’ to Ian Allen and Phil Austin for all of us!



Episode 39: Buckwashed!
Clean X
May 18, 2015 01:07 PM PDT
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The mic isn’t working well again, so I’m keeping the talking short and the actual content long……really long (and a tad lazy on my part) as I present ‘Backwash: The Best Of Wayne Butane’; a out-of-print ‘best of’ put out by Wayne Butane covering his early works of 1993 to 2003. It’s really a 72 ½ minute continuous track. So, you’re not use to his level of media barrage, this one might give you hemorrhoids. Plus, there’s some fits of corrosive language, so you might have to sit carefully.

Oh, and we open the show with a track ‘Open The Package’ from A Package From Wayne Butane by 41.


Wayne Butane:
http://waynebutane.podomatic.com/ (current whereabouts)
http://www.flamingcanine.com/ (hopelessly under-updated for the past 6 years)

Love and barrage,

Episode 35: SNUGGLES!
Clean X
July 09, 2014 01:03 PM PDT
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Well, as if the 90’s nostalgia was getting bad enough, now that Casey Kasem has left the building, the smoldering residue of Negativland’s infamous 1991 ‘U2’ single is smelling things up again as the band has released a zip file of the multi-tracks of the single for fans to re-re-do in honor of Kasem and what’s left of copyrights: http://www.mediafire.com/download/x7hjlbc77djjcja/Negativland_U2_multitrack_master_.zip

Squeezed in this 85 minute audio-sorta-documentary is Casey’s un-outtake of his original dedication, Mark Hosler giving a lecture about episode, a recording of the first public performance of the ‘U2’ piece (from 1989, from the ‘These Guys Are From England’ CD), Crosley Bendix talking about the copyright laws, a testimony by Rev. Ivan Stang, and more. Oh, and a bit of brooding foreshadowing from a Don Joyce NPR interview from 1988!

For the longer version, check out National Cynical Network’s show on this similar topic, ‘NegatiVariations and Whatnot’ at http://www.mixcloud.com/pnarco/ncn-negativariations-and-whatnot/ . You’ll be more sick of this ‘U2/Snuggles’ shtick than NegBoys themselves.

Happy damned listening,

WEB SITE O’ INTEREST: www.negativland.com (of course), http://snuggles.sensoryresearch.net/projects/fu2/, https://www.behance.net/gallery/7901221/Eat-Snuggles-Shit