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Options January 14, 2014: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Brent Wilcox, Doc Wör Mirran, Hans Hendrickx, and Jerry Cynimbo/Tom Benson [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
Jerry Cynimbo  Conjuration 1   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Jerry Cynimbo  Jesus Loves All the Children and Lili Marlen   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Jerry Cynimbo  Ballet for Horses in Three Rounds   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Jerry Cynimbo  Flight of Ikaros   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Jerry Cynimbo  Tale About a Black Horse   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Jerry Cynimbo  Short Extracts from the Children's Ballet "The Wolf Cubs"   Options Plays Tom Benson  Xenophone International  1983 
Brent Wilcox  Part One   Options The "Pops" Science Story  FRGK  1987 
Brent Wilcox  Part Two   Options The "Pops" Science Story  FRGK  1987 
Hans Hendrickx  We Can Be Individuals, We Can Be Americans   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Interior Treatments   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Low Profile Drums   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Power House   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  The Mandau River   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Perumarque   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Fairview   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  A Town in Honshu   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Windward Islands   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  The Life of Esuran   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Hans Hendrickx  Captain Glory   Options 24 Lives a Second  Sex on Sunday  1984 
Doc Wör Mirran  Purple   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  No Survival for Research   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  Breasts and Ass Blood   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  O.D. from Industry   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  Castalian Remix   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  Little Girls   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
Doc Wör Mirran  Sunburst Old Man   Options CRuD  Empty  1987 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:50am listener james from westwood:

g'day, tony and all!! woke up this morning hankering for the hiss!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:51am Tony Coulter:

Heya, L.J.!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:53am Tony Coulter:

Today will literally be Hiss-Story in the making. The Brent Wilcox (up second) is a sort of weird science fiction story set to music.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:54am Gary:

Here for the awesomeness
  Tue. 1/14/14 11:54am ? mark:

Hi Tony, I am excited to be tuning in again today!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:55am Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Gary & Mark!!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:57am Rich in Washington:

Hah! An actual record skip!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:58am Rich in Washington:

Never mind! I was on the main 'FMU stream.
Here now.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:58am Tony Coulter:

Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:58am Rich in Washington:

No skipping. No muss, no fuss.
Only hiss (in about 2 minutes).
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:59am Carmichael:

Heya Tony. Just flew in from San Diego. Boy, are my arms tired. <rimshot>
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 11:59am Rich in Washington:

I can't believe I STILL haven't gotten a decent cassette deck. I even had spare cash and the time and inclination to look around.
But Noooo!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:01pm DCE:

good afternoon, Tony and other friends
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Hola, Carmichael! Sit a while and rest those wings.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, DCE!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:02pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm ashamed to admit that my cassette deck broke in about 2008 and I never replaced it.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Doug Doug!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:06pm DCE:

I have a dual cassette deck, a single cassette deck, and a walkman. And probably 500 cassettes that I never listen to anymore!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:08pm Tony Coulter:

That abrupt start to this cassette, btw, is just the way Jerry C/Tom B intended it.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

Doug: Won't the new show on the stream likely feauture lots of world music cassettes?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:10pm Rich in Washington:

Nice! A damaged piano version of Lili Marlene.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:10pm DCE:

tell me about this new show, please!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:11pm Rich in Washington:

Yes! Me too. Tell us all at once.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:11pm Gary:

@Tony: That's me, I think, and, no; while I do have a cassette deck (part of a CD/cassette player someone gave away at work), I collect CDs.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:12pm fleep:

New Show?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:13pm Tony Coulter:

Aha! Didn't realize you were that Gary! Please do describe your show to the folks here.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:13pm Gary:

@DCE + Rich: wfmu.org... ... Bodega Pop Live, a radio version of my blog: bodegapop.com
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:13pm Carmichael:

Yay, another show! Look forward to hearing it, Gary!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:14pm Rich in Washington:

@Gary: I have been to your bodega! Nice! Can't wait!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:15pm Doug Schulkind:

@DCE and everyone
Gary Sullivan is the man behind the curtain at the amazing Bodega Pop blog (bodegapop.blogspot.com) through which he shares jawdropping musical finds he hunts and gathers at non-record-store venues across NYC and the universe. His new show, Bodega Pop Live, will air on Give the Drummer Radio every Wednesday evening, 7:00 - 10:00pm (eastern).

Welcome a board, Gary. (Gary to board: "You are quite welcome!")
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:15pm Tony Coulter:

Wish you all could read the liner notes for this Cynimbo/Benson cassette. Among other things, he describes his (failed) attempt to play one of the piano parts with his erect penis.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:17pm Tony Coulter:

I add my own full-throated welcome, Gary!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:18pm Gary:

Thanks, Doug! Thanks Tony!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:19pm Doug Schulkind:

Everyone knows it is much easier to play the piano with someone else's erect penis. (In that light, it kind of gives the title "Jerry Cynimbo Plays Tom Benson" a whole different meaning.)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:19pm Gary:

Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:20pm DCE:

Bodega Pop looks great, I'll spread the word!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:20pm Carmichael:

According to the Internet, Jerry Cynimbo doesn't exist. And the Internet is NEVER wrong.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:23pm Rich in Washington:

Geebus, this is great, Tony!
I know this description gets over-used/abused (esp. by indy labels in the 80s) but this reminds me of early Residents in a lot of ways.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:23pm Tony Coulter:

I would have paid good money to see his ballet for horses, though.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:24pm Tony Coulter:

(That last remark directed at Carmichael.)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:25pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: I know what you mean -- they did use piano a lot, in the pre-sampler days.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:28pm Rich in Washington:

I think the Fairlight CMI was the Residents' creative downfall.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:28pm Tony Coulter:

This wobbliness is also as Mr. Cynimbo/Benson wished.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:29pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: Very much agreed. Made 'em lazy.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:30pm Gary:

Embarrassed at having to Google "fairlight cmi"
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:30pm Rich in Washington:

Creativity demands and thrives on obstacles, constraints.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:31pm Rich in Washington:

Much in the same way that Photoshop has made album cover art suck. You'd think it would do the opposite.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:33pm Rich in Washington:

I recently got that odious L. Ron Hubbard & Friends Battlefield Earth LP and it's chock full o' horrible Fairlight horn farting. Really awful- but at a certain point, I thought 'this sounds like 80s Residents', only much more insipid.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:36pm Tony Coulter:

Later Residents stuff almost became Residents-by-the-numbers. The early music was way more unique.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:37pm Tony Coulter:

Not sure about early and late L. Ron Hubbard, though.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:38pm Rich in Washington:

I have more Hubbard/Scientology stuff than anyone really should.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:39pm listener james from westwood:

for the moment, all l. ron hubbard is the late l. ron hubbard. though maybe the higher-level sea org folk know different.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:40pm Rich in Washington:

the funny part is that much later Scientology-propaganda music uses some really good Jazz musicians but you can tell that their hearts really aren't into it. Add to that the fact that they were often trying to incorporate Hubbard's preposterous musical ideas (he was a composer in the vein of Jackie Gleason - he'd hum a tune and put his name on it).
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:41pm Tony Coulter:

I've always wondered if his science fiction novels were any good. (Not enough to actually read them, though.)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:42pm Rich in Washington:

me too. I hear they are, but find it hard to believe, given his later avocation, but I too am curious.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:42pm Tony Coulter:

Talking of science fiction, the Brent Wilcox tape coming up is a sort of surreal science fiction story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 12:43pm Stanley:

Hi Tony.
Digging this while its happening.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:44pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Stanley! Glad you made it.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:46pm Rich in Washington:

Wow! This tape is fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 12:46pm pacific standard simon:

Hi Tony. I've read some of Hubbard's early novels. They're on a par with the pulp fantasy/SF of the time; if you like that, you'll like him. The one called Fear, though, is head-and-shoulders above almost everything for surreal creepiness -- there really wasn't much like it until Stephen King came along 30 years later.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:47pm Tony Coulter:

Tom Benson designed this great record jacket: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:48pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, P.S. Simon!! I'll seek that one out.
  Tue. 1/14/14 12:55pm MrFab:

The late great Brent Wilcox had a radio show on KCRW in the L.A. area in the '80s and '90s that delightfuly warped my mind. Eric from Mutant Sounds blog, too. When Brent put up his own recordings on soundcloud a few years:
I wrote it up on my blog and he left a comment, which made me happy.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:55pm Carmichael:

Hey ... was Tom Benson that poster artist from the 60s who lived in Aspen and hung around with Hunter Thompson??
  Tue. 1/14/14 12:56pm LovecraftDude888:

Woops just posted to the previous show somehow,, I goofed! Was saying weather shite in NYC LI pissing down all day long Seattle like weather.... time for my Gortons Fisherman Cap
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:56pm listener james from westwood:

i think that was tom benton.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:57pm Tony Coulter:

@ Carmichael: Interesting question! Not sure if it's the same guy.
  Tue. 1/14/14 12:57pm LovecraftDude888:

cannot tolerate Hubbard....read Frank Herbert is my advice! If you want solid SF Harlan Ellison...Harry Harrison et al. Mike Moorcock in particular, and Frank Herbert. Also was big into William Gibson for a time...haven't read him in ages though
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:57pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, LovecraftDude888!
  Tue. 1/14/14 12:58pm LovecraftDude888:

hey Tony.. cheers! bit of a rain out today, had to change avatar...for the Flood action
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:59pm listener james from westwood:

gibson's most recent trilogy is interesting; it takes place is the immediate future vs. the sprawl stories.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 12:59pm Tony Coulter:

And hey there, Mr. Fab -- thanks for the link … and the memories.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:00pm LovecraftDude888:

really? I will try to get to those...have mountains of books to read and no time right now...nearly no time. but Gibson is always good, I never recall reading a bad book of his
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:03pm LovecraftDude888:

is the Pattern Recognition series? I haven't read these yet
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:05pm listener james from westwood:

pattern recognition is indeed the series.
I recall liking larry niven a lot during my first run through his works. read a lot of moorcock during my early acquaintance w/ D&D. but i am deficient in my reading of j.g. ballard and philip k. dick.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:07pm LovecraftDude888:

I once asked Michael Moorcock what he thought about the Final Programme movie of his Jerry Cornelius novel...early 70s...director Robert Fuest..Mike goes "do hope he's dead now" har!!! Guess he wasn't pleased with the film. He's also skittish about an Elric movie...which looks like it's dead in water. I'm HUGE into Ballard and P K Dick for sure
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:08pm LovecraftDude888:

"Hey Ballard, you comin'?" (Elias Koteas in CRASH)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:10pm listener james from westwood:

heh, the medical terminology "crash" uses for the various body parts somehow serves to make it even naughtier.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:10pm listener james from westwood:

the interjected radio broadcasts in the wilcox tape remind me of "welcome to night vale." digging it so far!!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:11pm LovecraftDude888:

I still haven't read Idoru...darnit. I'll start with that and then work back through the newer Gibson. Yeah Ballard was a sick puppy...as is Cronenberg. A nice Jewish sick puppy
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:15pm listener james from westwood:

the bridge trilogy (idoru, all tomorrow's parties, etc.) is also on my list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:15pm pacific standard simon:

I stand by my opinion of Hubbard as a pulp writer in the '30s and '40s. He was a good pro, maybe not up there with Leiber and Heinlein, but solid. The war seems to have changed him. One story I heard was that he broke both his feet when the ship he was serving on was bombed. Maybe he cooked up all his later BS when he was convalescing.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:16pm LovecraftDude888:

I'm still trying to sit and read Peter Hook's Joy Division book! I have it here...gonna read it soon. Hubbard...I dunno he sure as hell was a character. His books are ok, I'm mainly more a Horror/Fantasy guy than SF but I'm into all of it.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:17pm LovecraftDude888:

Dennis Etchison used to crank out some good creepy modern Horror and noir fiction but I dunno what happened to him. His earlier works are really cracking good and soooo sick
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:19pm listener james from westwood:

both recent books on scientology are good, frightening reads.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:22pm LovecraftDude888:

hehe I'm sure they are. I used to get calls and free books in college at my newspaper gig, every week, I was like please stop sending me this stuff!! From Dianetics and Hubbard's folks
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:22pm Rich in Washington:

Thanks for linkage, Mr. Fab! Will check that out.
@Tony: this is amazing! It sort of reminds me of the Secular Atavistism folks from Portland/Seattle, late 80s(?)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:23pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: Don't know them. Do tell.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:25pm LovecraftDude888:

ok who is Brent Wilcox I am not familiar
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:26pm LovecraftDude888:

the minimalist dude? I haven't found much on him so far
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:26pm listener james from westwood:

"'demolitions expert' my ass!" --LOL!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:27pm Rich in Washington:

A weird (maybe cassette not sure) release from fake religious organization, really weird, complex narrative/alternate take on Christianity. Sort of Subgenius-like in its presentation and scope. Sort of a parody of (I think) Discordions and Gnostic Xtainity. Pretty funny, blasphemous, obscene.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:27pm Snortley:

Is this him? www.turnagaintimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:27pm pacific standard simon:

I don't think I've read any SF written after about 1980. I like stuff that rides the borders between genres. Some writers, you're not sure if you're reading SF, fantasy, mystery, horror or something else until you're done. Fredric Brown, Tom Disch -- those kind.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:28pm Rich in Washington:

I played some on the air a few years back and got really upset caller and a written complaint from a listener.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:28pm LovecraftDude888:

I was a major Subgenius nut in the 80s in particular. Some chick used to air the Subgenius tapes what was it, on WNYU? or WFMU?
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:29pm Tony Coulter:

@ Snortley: Yep, that's him. (Terrible picture, though.) (And greets.)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:31pm Snortley:

Looks like "not that" Andy Cohen there.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:31pm LovecraftDude888:

That sucks, man.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:33pm MrFab:

Lovecraftdude, as I wrote above:

The late great Brent Wilcox had a radio show on KCRW in the L.A. area in the '80s and '90s that delightfuly warped my mind. Eric from Mutant Sounds blog, too. When Brent put up his own recordings on soundcloud a few years:
I wrote it up on my blog and he left a comment, which made me happy.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:33pm Rich in Washington:

My fascination with CoS ended with having attended a big devival and learned that the Subgenius inner-circle is surrounded by a mass of Bobbys who they are sort of terrified by/have a loathing for - sort of the opposite of Scientology.
I am friends with one fairly highly placed inner-circle guy and - while we've never discussed it directly - I get the impression they are simultaneously grateful for the support of most rabid Subgenii but also sort of weary of the joke that's gone on too long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:34pm pacific standard simon:

Brent sounds like a pretty fun guy -- too bad. I like the idea of calling his tape an "audio comic".
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:34pm listener james from westwood:

lovecraftdude: wfmu used to air the hour of slack in the, what, 80s and 90s. not sure if it was a woman who aired them or irwin chusid; maybe they were aired on wnyu, too?
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:35pm LovecraftDude888:

I see...man that sucks he passed away, the music sounded darn good to me. arghh Ha the CoS...I never attended any events but I have the book here still and used to get their pamphlets and stuff in the 80s Right the Hour of Slack!! Check!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:36pm LovecraftDude888:

launching the bleeding head of Arnold Palmer. etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:37pm pacific standard simon:

No doubt the Hour of Slack is still being produced by Ivan Stang in Ohio. There's also a SubG show in Georgia run by a lady of the female persuasion -- rebroadcasts of that might be what you're thinking of.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:39pm LovecraftDude888:

oh...right, nah I used to sit there in the 80s and listen to Hour of Slack tapes and I think it was WFMU or WNYU, or both....can't recall the name of the DJ but she was a chick (locally). She would just intro the tapes and provide some brackets and play 'em
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:39pm pacific standard simon:

I have a huge collection of tapes of the KPFA Berkeley SubG shows from the late '80s, so obviously I was into it a little, too.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:40pm LovecraftDude888:

my fave bit is the final page of the CoS book "You may now stop reading FOREVER"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:41pm pacific standard simon:

Ah -- here you go:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:42pm pacific standard simon:

I'd forgotten about Krys O!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:43pm LovecraftDude888:

OMG! I cannot believe this, I had no idea that was all archived as well. Scary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:44pm pacific standard simon:

That's just her brackets for the rebroadcast, but you can find the old shows around on teh interwebs.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:45pm LovecraftDude888:

ah ok. So far having no luck playing them...but will eventually
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:45pm listener james from westwood:

yes of course, krys o! used to be active on the message board, but don't recall seeing her on the playlists.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:46pm pacific standard simon:

Good old Real Audio -- how I love to hate it!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:47pm LovecraftDude888:

yeah it wasn't happening. ah well. but good to know they're on there! I don't even think I have RealPlayer on here anymore...all I use is Winamp, itunes, media player and whatever else
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:48pm LovecraftDude888:

Oh that shit was funny, used to sit there nights listening to her show and howl
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:50pm pacific standard simon:

I have a program called Jodix Free RM to MP3 Converter -- try searching for that.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:50pm northguineahills:

Enjoying this proto-Industrial jam (albeit it's from '84)

Digging LovecraftDude888's new avatar.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:50pm LovecraftDude888:

was gonna say why can't the CoTSG egg Justin Bieber's home?
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:50pm LovecraftDude888:

thanks NGH figured it was apropos the weather here
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:51pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, NGH!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:51pm LovecraftDude888:

that was one radio show that made late high school bearable for me....speaking of which God if we'd had the Web and all this in HS it would have been much less dull
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:53pm LovecraftDude888:

God I'm gonna kill UPS....and Barnes and Noble...both need to be eradicated. Both terrible, slow, incompetent. oh boy I think they housed my Velvets WH reissue!
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:54pm LovecraftDude888:

...that and the deli that sold us Penthouse magazine...but I digress
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:54pm pacific standard simon:

I can't decide if I would have gotten less done, or more done, if I'd had a PC and the Web in high school. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have bothered with drugs, though.
  Tue. 1/14/14 1:55pm LovecraftDude888:

haha indeed, a dichotomy there. I'm finding though it detracts from my reading time and other things....trying to find a balance and not sit on PC all day long. Not good
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 1:58pm northguineahills:

Yodells, Tony. Been lurking all afternoon. Really enjoyed Jerry Cynimbo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 1:59pm pacific standard simon:

My reading took a nosedive, too -- but then I got a Kindle and it rebounded. Much easier to read in bed, or beside the fireplace, with my aging eyes.
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:00pm LovecraftDude888:

hang on are you guys on the Tony Coulter show stream? This is getting complicated... thought I was on the main show stream earlier but not. oh boy
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:01pm LovecraftDude888:

Kindle....I still haven't bought one. I'm still reading books but not big into the Ebooks thing yet...but maybe soon
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:02pm LovecraftDude888:

sorry guys switching over to Three Chord Monte...I think my login thing is going haywire
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:03pm Lewis:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:04pm pacific standard simon:

Not ready to give up my books -- they're like comfort food for my walls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:04pm Lewis:

@lovercraft… think of the kindle as an alternative rather than replacement. I use it as a library for classics that are out of copyright and available free online. Hard copy still wins for works I am going to spend a lot of time with.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:05pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Lewis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:06pm Lewis:

Hey Tony - nice to be hear!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:17pm Tony Coulter:

One thing I wonder about kindle and such -- I mean the techie dream that everyone will switch to them -- is, What is the world supposed to do with the billions of physical books that already exist? Throw them in landfills?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:18pm Lewis:

Burn them of course!
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:20pm Dean:

Librarian here. If the world has any sense it will continue to do with all those books what it has always done: collect them, trade them, sell them, digitize them, preserve them, store them, destroy them, write in their margins, and check them out from libraries.

Try reading a pop-up book on a Kindle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:21pm pacific standard simon:

Tony, that's one of those things that the magical land of Unintended Consequences will reveal in due course. First the Web took away our record and book stores -- now I hear it's removing our hobby shops.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:24pm pacific standard simon:

I have a feeling that paper books will experience a revival as a status symbol -- rich people will collect them, as will the same sort of people who collect 78 RPM records. It'll be like Blade Runner, with books substituted for near-extinct animals.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:25pm Tony Coulter:

Hear hear, Dean! (And greets!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:26pm steve:

i have a tablet and have been buying ebooks for the past year and think im about ready to return to real books. digital is ok for reference books and manuals, but still weird for novels. i try to get used to it, but its like buying an mp3 instead of a record or cd.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:27pm Rich in Washington:

@Tony: this particular episode is full of hiss and vinegar. Really amazing tapes all 'round!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:28pm Tony Coulter:

Hey Steve! (And hello to your four-eared cat.)
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:29pm northguineahills:

ebooks are fine for reading at home. But, if I'm on the subway, or a bar, I'd prefer not to worry dropping the tablet or have something spill on it.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:29pm Tony Coulter:

@ Rich: Thank you, kind señor!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:30pm Tony Coulter:

Doc Wör Mirran have a metric TON of releases, for realz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:30pm pacific standard simon:

I'm having the opposite experience, steve. I find it much easier to take a chance on a digital novel, but for a reference I want something autonomous, larger, and easily searched by hand.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:33pm Rich in Washington:

This show really makes me hate the fact that I virtually ignored self-release cassette through most of the 80s/90s.
Even though I viewed the advent of CDs with extreme suspicion, I didn't take small-run cassettes seriously, other than tapes from artists I already knew of or knew personally.
Whatta maroon I was/am.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:34pm steve:

hey Tony! i may have already asked you this weeks ago but are you following Ron Lessard of Facebook? his posts about lost and found tapes from his 4x4x4 foot cube of tapes are such a trip
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:35pm Tony Coulter:

No, I haven't been following his posts -- but I should! We are FB friends. Thanks for the tip!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:37pm pacific standard simon:

I was the same way, Rich, in spite of reading OPtion, Sound Choice and Factsheet Five regularly. The Brent Wilcox is by far my favorite today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:38pm steve:

Ron hasnt posted anything in a week or two but what he did post late last year was so amazing, i wish he'd make a book or a serious online archive or something. apparently he's in the process of donating his entire massive collection of DIY tapes to Berklee College of Music archives, but im not sure yet what that means - digitizing, public sharing, etc
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:44pm MrFab:

Rich, I know what you mean, but I only had so much money as a kid, and there was more vinyl being released that I could ever possibly buy.
And reading a tape review in Option was dif from actually going to the bother of sending away for it, when it was so much easier to go to a record store and pick up a stack o' wax.
  Tue. 1/14/14 2:48pm MrFab:

In the early '90s I did finally break away from my mostly vinyl (and occasionally CD) habit and send away for the Tape Beatles, John Oswald, that sorta thing. Stick a fiver in an envelope, send away, and weeks later when you got a tape in the mail it was a nice surprise.
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:54pm northguineahills:

Thanks Tony! I gotta vamoose. Great stuff!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:55pm listener james from westwood:

many thanks, tony! great mix today!!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:56pm Tony Coulter:

Cheerio, everybody! Thanks for tuning in!!
Avatar Tue. 1/14/14 2:56pm Gary:

Have a great night, and thanks for the fabulousness
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:56pm pacific standard simon:

Bye, Tony. Nice to have a Tuesday free to share.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/14/14 2:57pm steve:

thx Tony
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