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Options May 17, 2009: Gregory Whitehead


Gregory Whitehead Website
read Wings of Eros manifesto on Transom

sayeth GW:

I begin with the idea of radio as an adventure, and part of the idea of an adventure is that you don't always know precisely where you are. To my ears, a good radio program invites the listener to navigate. Sometimes the waters get choppy, or the fog rolls in. I always remind myself that the first community of radio artists was a community of maritime distress and rescue, the community of S-O-S.

In fact, the first trans-Atlantic radio broadcast was the single letter "S" in Morse code, dot-dot-dot. It's a twitching finger, a nervous finger, and radio is a nervous medium, we never really know who is really speaking, or why, or from where, it is a medium of permanently suspended disbelief. Rather than pretend the fog doesn't exist, I've always tried to embrace it, listen for the buoys, and hopefully float a few of my own. There's nothing more pretentious than imposing an artificial clarity on a nebulous, and even convoluted, world.

I believe it was the poet Leopardi who said that the smallest confused idea was superior to the most lucid grand idea. Not to say that we should aim to create confusion, but good programs, to my mind, are an invitation into a field of associations, where the conclusion may not be entirely clear. The open adventure of thought, not the delivery of predetermined conclusions.

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Artist Track Album Comments
Faust  giggy smile   Options Faust IV  thematically we 
Gregory Whitehead  Mr. Whitehead, Are You There?   Options    
Gregory Whitehead  Catastrophe Class   Options    
Gregory Whitehead  Shake, Rattle, Roll   Options    
Gregory Whitehead  Respirator   Options    
Gregory Whitehead  On a Very Dirty Street   Options    
Gregory Whitehead  As We Know   Options   "outlaw epistemology" 
Gregory Whitehead  Megapolis Song Schpiel   Options    

Listener comments!

  Sun. 5/17/09 9:10pm texas scott:

gregory whitehead,where are you?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:12pm Karinne:

Texas Scott are you there? are you --
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:14pm texas scott:

i feel very sleepy...
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:15pm alfred whitehead:

it's really just a series of footnotes to plato.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:15pm ?:

manic depression..
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:17pm jeff-a-chusetts:

ray bolger, is that that you dancing with blackie lawless?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:18pm CHOM:

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:19pm Ray Bolger:

WHY YES! Blackie keeps trying to put a strange harness on me.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:19pm Ray Bolger:

If I only had a brain. And no freaking wasps!!!!!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:19pm say it ain't so,:

blackie

wake up,CHOM

there'll be a test after the show!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:20pm Jason G:

This version of it is way better than Bill Haley's.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:21pm CHOM:

WHA, essay or math?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:21pm jeff-a-chusetts:

does he make you dance like ray bolger on top of a car in traffic jaLm?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:22pm texas scott:

essay, ESSE!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:23pm CHOM:

Gesunt!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:23pm texas scott:

and your time starts................................................................................................................................................................
NOW!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:24pm Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.:

Yo, whatsup, peoples!!!

Just partying down with my bud THE SCARECROW. We are gonna drink some Jack, do some lines, and bird-dog chicks!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:24pm Bono:

delete Shake

alter Roll to Hum

voila, creativity
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:24pm Karinne:

Blackie Lawless I have no idea what any of those things are!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:25pm CHOM:

WHAT UP B LAW!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:25pm etc:

sorry for tex,he's a bit emotional tonite.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:26pm CHOM:

BONO I KNEEL AT YOUR VOILA.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:26pm jeff-a-chusetts:

Sheik Ritalin Rhol, who's that?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:28pm CHOM:

Tex, what's going on? We're here.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:29pm Bono:

That was me being cretive. Wanna step outside?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:29pm Karinne:

later on there will be a respirator unit for all y'all, so just hang on
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:31pm CHOM:

Only if we can: VOILA.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:32pm texas scott:

chom,where are you?

we are here.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:32pm Sheik Ra Tilanrol:

Bono, we will have to have a word with you. Eventually.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:32pm CHOM:

CHOM IS IN THE SHAKE AND AROUND THE ROLL.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:33pm Brian Wilson:

Could you use a ride in my little douche coupe? My car is warm and dry. Don't worry, Phil's behind bars. It's a beater, but we can shake rattle and roll in the back seat. I know a good place.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:34pm Karinne:

Brian Wilson I have no idea what any of that means!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:34pm chom is not:

1,2 rattled, in the least bit
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:35pm skinny:

this part sounds like a religious cult.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:35pm Stephen Joyce:

Finnegans Wake and Here Comes Everybody are still under copyright. That'll be two million dollars to my grandfather's Estate, please.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:36pm Jason G:

Sorry, Brian Wilson, Karinne hasn't heard all the outtakes from Smiley Smile yet.

Hi, CHom, Bono, Jeffachusetts, Scott, Blackie, and all!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:37pm CHOM:

I WANT TO DRINK SOME KoolAID AND PRAY FOR THE COLLECTIVES SOULS OF YOU ALL. HI JASON, MY LEADER.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:37pm texas scott:

i'll have a roll with that shake,please.

schizophonic is am!
JG...yes.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:38pm Jason G:

Wow, look at all the famous people on the comments! What are we, Tom Scharpling?
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:38pm jeff-a-chusetts:

hi Jason! This is a great way to finish a Sunday. thanks!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:39pm texas scott:

i'll take my soul singularly,CHOM
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:39pm Karinne:

Jason G, see schizophonic community.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:40pm CHOM:

TS -- one soul coming up. SUPERSIZED
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:40pm G:

actually, the "bird-dogging girls" reference was to the last Scharpling show, I do believe...

as long as we are less out-there than the artist,w e are ok!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:41pm texas scott:

table for one,please...
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:43pm jeff-a-chusetts:

Blackie just quietly left. all bird-dogged out i guess. he smells like sulpher every time he leaves.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:43pm CHOM:

LOL JASON
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:46pm matt g:

oh snap brother
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:46pm G:

Karinne, you were being literal about the respirator! Excellent!!!!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:46pm Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.:

NO I'M HERE DUDE!!1! JUST OVER IN THE HOT TUP LO I AM SO F*UP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:47pm Karinne:

G, I am extraordinarily literal-minded. You can always count on it.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:48pm FCC:

I'm getting a little concerned here, folks
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:49pm Karinne:

that's breath in GENERAL
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:49pm captain fantabulus:

oh goodness, this is just the wonkiest lovelies in all of broad new jerseyland
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:49pm Jason G:

Get your mind out of the gutter, FCC.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:50pm FCC:

It's a gift O:-)
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:51pm tacotacotaco:

get your gutter out of the fcc, mind
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:55pm jeff-a-chusetts:

Fcc, blackie was about to Tellus something about cassettes, then he threw his codpiece at us. Lamonte and Harry feel just awful over the whole thing. filthy mouth, too.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:55pm CHOM:

Gregory Whitehead, I bow before Thee.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:58pm Gregory Blackhead:

I never got a grant. I am an outsider artist.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:58pm ocatocatocat:

Harry, blackie was about to codpiece something about Lamonte, then he threw his tellus at us. CHOM and FCC feel just awful over the whole thing. filthy cassettes, too.
  Sun. 5/17/09 9:58pm CHOM:

Karine, let us pray.
  Sun. 5/17/09 10:00pm jeff-a-chusetts:

thanks for putting up with us Jason! g'night.
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