KrOB: “If You’re Only Being The Host You’ll Never Let Show Happen”

KrOB: “If You’re Only Being The Host You’ll Never Let Show Happen”

This is my interview with KrOB, conducted by phone on 12 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

Topics Include:

Meeting the Puzzling Evidence crew, discovering Escape From Noise and KPFA, becoming a caller on Over The Edge, Puzzling Evidence & Crack o’ Dawn, the characteristics of good and bad radio, the characteristics of live phone interactions, Over The Edge then and now, discovering the SubGenius books, how different weirdness is now, working with Dr. Hal and Doug, the balance between host and show and bad radio habits, Crosley Bendix and Don’s cast of characters, Wobbly’s role on OTE, Don’s callers, buying all of the OTE backcatalog from Don, taking over OTE and KrOB’s version of the show, the story of the Firewood show, Richard Lyons on This American Life, more about Don and OTE, and the problems of receptacle programming in the modern era.

Let’s Get Wobbly! (#79)

My Conversations with The Members of Negativland

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Leah Gold: “I Was Even A Trapeze Artist For A Year And A Half”

Leah Gold: “I Was Even A Trapeze Artist For A Year And A Half”

This is my interview with Leah Gold, conducted by phone on 8 March 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Meeting Mark & getting to know Negativland, studying performance art at Evergreen and playing in punk bands as a youth, sound engineering, what punk signifies as we get older, Little Fyodor’s words of wisdom, touring with the SubGenius in Europe, making a living DJing in Berlin, playing in Noisy Pink Vagina, Vagina Jones & DJ Vaginasaur, getting hooked up with The Church of the SubGenius, moving back to the US, taking classes in animation and learning about filmmaking, working as a trapeze artist, getting connected with Ryan Worsley, having Vicki Bennett as an editor, changing the focus from the whole band to just The Weatherman, what a Weatherman performance is like, playing in bands in Olympia and dining with The Weatherman.

The Weather Report (w/ The Weatherman!) (#76)

My Conversations with The Members of Negativland

William Davenport: “I Started Out As A Punk Rocker”

William Davenport: “I Started Out As A Punk Rocker”

This is my interview with William Davenport, conducted in The Lava Lamp Lounge on 27 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

Topics Include:

What attracts William to art and creative philosophy, getting into punk rock and seeing shows in the late 70s, finding minimalist composers and post-punk, discovering films as a kid with his grandmother, finishing Media about Media about Media, Unsound zine, starting Problemist, meeting Chris Rankin, finding David Lawrence for the album, Mark Hosler’s tape edits, The Industrial Handbook, being a collector, how exhausting making art can be, taking the ‘90s off, making TV commercials and other projects, the difficulty in a Problemist show now, the intentions of artists, getting into teaching and autism activism, what makes people on the spectrum so interesting, The Great American Cassette Masters, Too Sane For This World, The New Punks, Ziners, the lost Noise Nation TV Show, meeting Negativland for the first time, the digitized Unsound, possible new music from Problemist and the coming Hunting Lodge documentary.

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My Conversations with The Members of Negativland

Ryan Worsley: “You Have To Really Be Into It To Follow Through”

Ryan Worsley: “You Have To Really Be Into It To Follow Through”

This is my interview with Ryan Worsley, conducted by Skype on 6 March 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Screening How Radio Isn’t Done, getting to know Don Joyce and Over The Edge, starting out with filming Negativland live, having the epiphany about what her film is about, Don’s history in Negativland, Razing The Bar & The Funhouse, the stories of places, the process of documentary, the archive.org OTE collection, Disturbance short film, the power of deadlines, staying productive as time goes on, the origins of Ryan’s creativity, avoiding documentary tropes, Shit Happens and universal moments.

My Conversations with The Members of Negativland

My Conversation with Tim Maloney