Forrest Friends: “Creating A Soundscape”

Forrest Friends: “Creating A Soundscape”

This is a performance &  interview with Forrest Friends, recorded in the The Lava Lamp Lounge on 31 August 2018, and a performance recorded on What’s This Called? on 23 March 2013.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Gudetama’s Busy Days.”

 

 

 

Topics Include:

The ecosystem of Forrest Friends, developing a mode of creation and performance, halloween records, the Forrest Friends origin story, 11 years in, outside forces as another band member, developing a musical language, pulling yourself out of a comfort zone, balancing the chaos vs. the mundane, Nathan Pepperoni w/ CEOs Inc. in Bend OR, discovering improvisation, warbled Confusion Is Sex, Trout Mask Replica, Caroliner, Sun City Girls, Tult, Mr. Powers & his “music theory” class, high school influences, and the banjo.

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The Paintings: “I Just Like Playing With These Guys”

The Paintings: “I Just Like Playing With These Guys”

This is a performance &  interview with The Paintings, conducted in the Guitar Castle on 12 December 2017, and at The Space Concert Club on 24 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “The Poisonousness.”

 

 

Topics Include:

Aldo, Tim & Jayson, Beef Kitchen & Mickey leading to the original Paintings line-up, Aldo’s garage prog with Mitch Duafa & Breviamor, Live Streaming and the problem with bars, Tim’s time in the Hundred Dollar Jayhawks, Aldo & Jayson’s new friendship, Jayson’s re-introduction to the scene, recording as a part of songwriting, timing of shows, the long lost outdoor stage at The 50 Pub ‘n’ Grub (a venue that has since passed), the problem with music scene in Salem, having fun when you play together, scheduling, Kelly & Mick, Schizophonic Records, other venues and closing bits.

Hal McGee: “The Personal Touch”

Hal McGee: “The Personal Touch”

This is my interview with Hal McGee, conducted by Phone on 16 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Flo Wheeler.”

 

Topics Include:

Hal’s first band Medusa in 1977, Purely Physical In 1979, Peaches Records & Tapes, Talking Heads, Debbie Jaffe & Viscera, dexterity vs. ideas, The Beat influence, haltapes.com, the Leslie Singer / Girls On Fire Archive, Confessions of a Shit Addict, Psychodrama, being transgressive and extreme, underground magazines, living cheaply, jobs, HalZine #11, audio assemblages, ElectronicCottage.org, add & pass cassettes, the necessity of variety, Electronic Cottage ‘zine, embracing technology changes, the economics of art, going to Gainesville noise shows, Apartment Music shows in the afternoon (see albums titled “Apartment Music”), The Museum of Microcassette Art, working within limitations and the one minute Automatic Confessional.

Bitz & Bitz and Luthor Maggot: “It Has To Be Live Before Anything Else”

Bitz ‘n’ Bitz and Luthor Maggot: “It Has To Be Live Before Anything Else”

These are recordings made on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on 21 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Thankful For Your Service.”

 

Topics Include:

First Bitz ‘n’ Bitz performance, Chemotroph, the ‘Live’ thing, evolving sounds, the genius of punk, Corvallis scene, Interzone, Sinking City Festival.

 

univac (aka Tom Koch): “The Shadows of the Original Object”

univac (aka Tom Koch): “The Shadows of the Original Object”

This is my interview with univac, conducted via FaceTime on 6 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Lake Monsters.”

 

Topics Include:

Working in Radio & Big City
Orchestra
 on dfm.nu,
 Omnimedia, film school background, guesting on Negativland’s Over The Edge & No Other Radio at KPFA, working with Don Joyce on the air vs. dAs on the air, Omnimedia Cell Space & Peter Conheim, running the sound on the True False TourIt’s All In Your Head, getting into circuit bending, techdweeb.comTiny Flaccid Tubby Boxes, univac’s music, synthlab, the univac index (Peter Washburn), glitch video art, web & sound design in the ’90s and the appeal of the early web, collaborating with WobblyOvenguard MusicBran Flakes & Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco & Sacramento scenes, the diminishing art spaces, the problems of gentrification, writing about circuit bendingThe Death of Circuit Bending on Over The Edge, Don as an artist, and the first audio net-stream working with Real Player in 1995 with Paul Godwin and  Miguel Noya, and the impact of live streaming video on our lives today. univac is also featured in the upcoming circuit bending documentary The Benders Circuit (http://benderscircuit.com).