The Weatherman: “I Just Experiment With Sound”

The Weatherman: “I Just Experiment With Sound”

This is a performance &  interview with The Weatherman, recorded over Skype on 2 October 2017.

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’ve Been Seeing Things.”

 

Topics Include:

Getting into electronics and recording, White Front in Contra Costa County, tuning KPFA for the first time, digital vs. analog sound, Oregon talk, Gravity Falls, those gay bears, normal life, meeting Negativland, meeting Richard Lyons, processing death, Firesign Theater & The Weatherman’s post about their record cover, building The Booper, getting The Weatherman nickname, getting bullied, comics & sci-fi, The Outer LimitsThe Weatherman’s post about the showThe GuestsDon’t Open ’til DoomsdayTwin Peaks, EraserheadYouTube & archive.orgWeatherman’s blog, how Negativland got started, Audience Studies Incorporated, meeting Mark, audio experiments, making that first record, The Weatherman’s radio show: Colloquy Electronic MusicCharles Amirkhanian, Professor Brookmeyer, more about the Booper, The Weatherman’s performances onlineTeletoursNegativland’s websiteThe WaybackmachinePastor Dick’s Jukebox, more about Richard Lyons home life, The Outer Limits again, The Weatherman’s mom & grandmother, No Other Possibility film, doing “the U2 song,” “Mark made me do it,” Facebook as a drugA Facebook For Radio, about Mid-Valley Mutations and KMUZ, playing the Booper over the Internet, Software defined Radio, CBs & Jamming in San Francisco, Jamcon ‘84, “not live” broadcasts, family radio service (walkie talkies) Family Radio 2017 on Hollow Earth Radio w/ Wobbly (Hollow Earth Radio), The Weatherman’s Dumb Stupid Home PageThe Bufferin Aspirin Commercials, Don gets added to the group, Night Sky Music, digitizing analog work properly, The Weatherman’s creative process, nonsense words and phrases, image 1 image 2 & image 3, the act of selection, Night Flight‘s influence, Media memories, strange noises from the sky, voice to skull transmissions and  other conspiracies, performing live online, Over The Edge, and more Firesign Theater, even More Firesign Theater continued, the dangers of the outside world, making art now, breaking all the social media rules, wrapping up.

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

The Mother’s Day Special (w/ The Weatherman) (#101)

 

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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.

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).

Jayson Selander: “There’s No Destination”

Jayson Selander: “There’s No Destination”

This is my interview with Jayson Selander, conducted in the Lava Lamp Lounge 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, “The Comunists Have The Music.”

 

 

Topics Include:

Finding yoga after rehab, Bikram yoga, becoming a yoga instructor, establishing a studio in Salem, getting into music, Skate Rock & Metal, seeing a Metallica show and buying a guitar at ABC Music, Sister Saw Double, Shiner, the wealth of bands up and down the I-5 corridor, Salem Armory shows, playing in Plaid Pantry Project, concurrent lives, getting into LivBar, ’90’s revival weekend and getting back into music, Jayson’s daughter Willow, getting into The Paintings, design work life, the change in technology, the family / city connections.