Don-O's Hour Of Crap
(a tad over) an hour of god knows what
Episode 43: Las Vegas, Damnit! (the condensed version)
December 25, 2015 07:22 PM PST
So, how was your 2015? Mine was hijacked by two of my old obsessions; mix-tapes and Las Vegas and they both collided in a series called Las Vegas, Damnit!; 5 volumes of spoken word, music and other audio directly about this old Sin City.
Some of the artists and voices you’ll hear this best-of set will be Gene Pitney, Louie LaVega (courtesy of Strike’s Kitsch Nitch), Patton Oswalt, Lenny Bruce, Dean Martin, The Pleasure Barons, Wild Man Fischer, Las Vegas not giving a damn about its Centennial and, of course, old Frank!
For the unfiltered track listings of this madness, go to: http://donosdump.com/VegasDump/lasvegasdamnit.html
Praise and blame, as per usual, to Mr. Fab at Music for Maniacs blog for kickstarting this project and additional contributions and to the city itself, damn you!
P. S.: I just posted the first 15 episodes of this series on Internet Archive at https://archive.org/details/HourOfCrap1stBatch . More of these episodes of questionable audio sides and my mumbling voice to come.Episode 42: WSDM circa 1/18/1974 (the Rock/Jazz years)
November 19, 2015 09:06 PM PST
The response to the last episode has been interesting, so I decided to aggravate it all by returning to WSDMland with this radio air check from 1974. At this point, the station was no longer MOR, but rock/jazz mode….hell, they even got rid of the comedy and news stuff and just focused on the music.
Your Den Pal for this clip is Penny Lane.
Enjoy the whatever-ness,
P. S.: For those of you who will miss the old school MOR flavor, we open the show with 40 seconds of ’beautiful music’ brought to you by PSA Airlines.Episode 41: The Wonderful Weekend World Of WSDM-FM
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 somebodyEpisode 40: Don Joyce Tribute
July 23, 2015 08:56 PM PDT
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!
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May 18, 2015 01:07 PM PDT
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.
Love and barrage,
Around an hour of whatever audio junk in my pack-rat collection of audio stuff
Some bored starving artists in training. For further details, go to my web site: donosdump.com...and for older episodes, swing on over to https://archive.org/details/@don-o.
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