A Very BuFMS Christmas

A Very BuFMS Christmas

This is (among other things) a performance by The Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble, recorded at The Space Concert Club on 26 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, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople) Live in 2018.

 

Silent Night * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * from the early 1980s, recorded at KCSC, Chico.
Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Xmess * Termite With Guest No. 66
Jingle Bells * This Is Yvonne Lovejoy

LIVE * Bren’t Lewiis Ensemble * 26 August 2018

Grim Christmas * Gnarlos
Merry Christmas * This Is Yvonne Lovejoy
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Jeff Cellars: “Remember 25 Years Ago When You Were In A Band?”

Jeff Cellars: “Remember 25 Years Ago When You Were In A Band?”

This is an interview with Jeff Cellars, recorded by phone on 16 September 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, “John Postal.”

 

Topics Include:

Growing up in Junction City, collecting records and listening to Modern Mono, finding the community of punk rock and local music, discovering The Ramones and other weird music, The Eugene Music Scene and the attractiveness of DIY culture, the difference between Eugene & Portland and LA, Billy Jack, the problem of venues over time, Dunghill Tapes, Johnson Unit & Snakepit, Panic On 13th Blog and Comp, capturing a time and a place, Disgraceland Tapes, Icky’s Teahouse Library Blog, shooting video at shows to get in while underage, The Exploding Cat and Bunny Summer, E-13 and the unreleased album, unreleased Punishment Farm, Robert Shepard of Giant Worm and Fate vs. Free Will Turn Signals, Douglas McGowan & the Numero Group, The Chuck Clearwater Story, people getting older and dying, playing basketball with Robert Christie, record store stories, House of Records & Green Noise, KPANTS, the Eugene sense of humor, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, small town life, WOW Hall, Nomeansno, Rawhead Rex – Tango of The Void, Moose Lodge, Ghosts of 13th Street, more talk about music and record labels, the Pilot Story, Awolnation and the lost Foam Lords tape from 1980.

Peter Thomas: “I Can Really Do Something With This”

Peter Thomas: “I Can Really Do Something With This”

This is an interview with Peter Thomas, recorded by phone on 26 November 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, “Courage The Cowardly Dog.”

 

Topics Include:

The House of RecordsSwitched-On Eugene” release event, the power of self-released cassettes, started studying and playing classical guitar at 13, Andrés Segovia, discovering the potential of guitar, discovering guitar tones, libraries and late night radio on WRPI, wanting to escape the East Coast, arrives in Eugene in late ’70’s, The Eugene Guitar Association In 1982, Editing the EGA Newsletter, meeting Brian Magill and the Eugene Electronic Music Collective, the New Dreamers on KLCC, Peter Nothnagle‘s electronic music class at LCC, the niche world of electronic music in the early ’80’s, Tangerine Dream, The Hours Away cassette, mail order tapes and ‘zines as the Internet of the era, the flexibility of electronic music and being able to make the whole song yourself, Northwest Passages comp, the change in the scene after midi and the shift from composers to pop performers, Mythic Sky, teaching classical guitar and playing around regularly, pooling gear, thoughts on the compilation, Carl Juarez’s version of what happened and the revisionist historical document, recording “Shimmer,” more on composers and the diversity of artists in the EEMC, Yes, the staleness of modern music, The Complete Guide To Sythesizers, Steve Rappaport and “The Martian Hop.”

Geoff Parks: “It Always Takes A While To Find Yourself”

Geoff Parks: “It Always Takes A While To Find Yourself”

This is an interview with Geoff Parks, recorded on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on 26 September 2018. (Performance bits from The Space Concert Club on 28 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, “I Am A Ring.”

 

 

Topics Include:

Started comedy in 2011, Moved to Salem in 2012, met Chad Johnson through Capital City Theater, Open Mics, Suki’s, Ron Funches‘ Salem connection, learning to “do” comedy at open mics, Emma Jonas‘ style on the mic, comedic philosophy, Todd Glass, Jesse Whitehead, music, The Fur Coats (Chris & Tom), The Broken Wings, finding comedy styles, Geoff Needs Something To Do, Season Two, writing songs vs. writing funny songs, music taking a backseat to comedy, Brendon Small, short form vs. long form improv, Off Book, plans for the future, hosting, The Pilots, memes, roasting right-wing jerks online, shitty dudes & Tina Högström.

The Broken Wings on Live Friday, KPSU 2 February 2007.