Favoriting Mid-Valley Mutations with Austin Rich: Playlist from December 7, 2021 Favoriting

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A combination of collage, new experimental records and other bits and bobs, Mid-Valley Mutations is a tour through the mind of Austin Rich, who has been broadcasting in some form since 1998. Heavily influenced by Dr Demento, Don Joyce and old fashioned College Radio, Austin creates Audio Essays on a variety of subjects, and even just plays records, from time to time. Sometimes Live music and Interviews will grace the program, helping create a situation where you don't really know what you're going to hear, when you tune in. What you need to know is when you enter the Mid-Valley region, be prepared for the Musical Mutations... in whatever form they take.

Tuesday 9 - 11pm (EST) | On WFMU's Sheena's Jungle Room
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Tue. Feb 7th, 9pm - 11pm: How The Mid-Valley Was Mutated w/ Special Guest Lecturer, Xeres of Xeron! (More info...)
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Favoriting December 7, 2021: The War Years

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Paco Jones  Mid-Valley Mutations Theme   Favoriting Self-Released  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  0:04:03 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part I: You Will Remember   Favoriting 11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  0:12:59 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  0:22:33 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part II: I Think That Story Might Interest You   Favoriting 11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  0:24:28 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  0:50:16 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part III: They Clearly Wanted A Victory   Favoriting 11 August 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  0:52:14 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  1:12:48 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part IV: The Rising Tide of Military Strength   Favoriting 8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  1:17:52 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  1:38:24 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part V: Yesterday's Football Game   Favoriting 8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  1:41:48 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show  1:59:11 (Pop-up)
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part VI: We Shall Never Surrender!   Favoriting 8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)  2:00:53 (Pop-up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Favoriting Today's Show   
MKUltramegaphone  The War Years Part VII: That Hard, Stoney Sound   Favoriting 8 September 2017 (Live on KMUZ)   


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Listener comments!

Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
austinrich:

This week's program is a bit of a "retrocast." But it's never been heard in this form, and never on Sheena's Jungle Room.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm
Krys O.:

Greetings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
Little Fyodor:

Hi Austin!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm
Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants!!
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
Mr Fab:

hey im here too!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
austinrich:

archive.org...
Avatar 9:05pm
Sonderangebot:

I'm here too for a little while! Working on secret stuff!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm
Krys O.:

Hey, Little Fyodor!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm
austinrich:

The original programs, where the material from tonight's show was taken from, originally aired in 2017:
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm
austinrich:

midvalleymutations.com...

(Hour 1 of tonight's show is excised from this program.)
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
austinrich:

I remember that horridus (of devilsclub) and I had gotten used to doing these live jams on my show (at the time on KMUZ here in Salem, Oregon), and we usually brought in all our own voice samples and what not. For almost a month, these LP was floating around the radio station, and I kept threatening to horridus that I would use it for a show someday. He didn't seem to believe me, so that only made me want to use it more.

Here's the record on discogs:

www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm
Scott67:

Mr.Fab, we will call you Doctor Moreau!
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Avatar 9:24pm
Sonderangebot:

It sounds even more ominous with the background.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
austinrich:

We never called ourselves that, but I can see what you mean about the "ominous" sound. We just liked the idea of tuning in late at night and hearing this on the radio.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:30pm
austinrich:

The KMUZ studios are in a building that would have all the AC and other non-essential services turn off at night. However, we would be coming in at 10 PM to do these shows. I remember at least one night, after performing for about two hours straight, where I almost passed out. I was overheating.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:39pm
austinrich:

Here are the potential titles for this segment (so far):

It Wasn’t A Pleasant Sound
Down Underground
I Think That Story Might Interest You
Not To Be Conspicuous
That Small, Dull Red Glow
Running Lights On Dark Nights
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45pm
Mr Fab:

MKUltravox- the CIA plan to brainwash British new-romantic groups.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:46pm
austinrich:

I would listen to that, Mr. Fab. I have a soft spot for Ultravox, as I'm also a Max Headroom obsessive.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm
austinrich:

Let's name this section of the show! Post your suggestions here in the chat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm
Aitch:

tumour time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm
Mr Fab:

are section titles named after murrow's comments?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:04pm
austinrich:

It has a ring to it.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:04pm
austinrich:

That's what I've been doing so far, Mr. Fab.
Avatar 10:04pm
Sonderangebot:

Parliament - or House of Something
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:05pm
austinrich:

Here's some possible titles from this section:

Tense And Expectant
Noisy And Inconclusive
Immediate And Complete Change of Government
They Clearly Wanted A Victory
How That Was Going To Be Done
Prompt And Decisive Action
Avatar 10:06pm
Sonderangebot:

Cutting the Umbilical Cord of Victory (I am so tired)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
Mr Fab:

"Noisy And Inconclusive" would be a pretty good slogan for WFMU in general.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
austinrich:

I think you're onto something, Sonderangebot. (Do bots get tired?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07pm
Aitch:

It's more fun to annex.
Avatar 10:07pm
Sonderangebot:

My Way or Norway
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:08pm
austinrich:

You can use that on the next bumper sticker, Mr. Fab.
Avatar 10:09pm
Sonderangebot:

Spat The Words!!!
  10:16pm
Dylan Houser:

Hej
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm
Scott67:

Speaking of going long. TRASH CULT Show is 3 hours 11 minutes & 11 seconds. Mick & I do talk some shit.
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Avatar 10:17pm
Sonderangebot:

Thanks for the atmosphere, have to quit the computer as it's getting late here and my eyes are dulled by the blue glow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm
Scott67:

G'night Sondy! ✌😎
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:18pm
austinrich:

Thanks Sonderangebot! See you next time.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:25pm
austinrich:

Here's the original episode, where this Hour 2 Edit was cut up from:

midvalleymutations.com...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:26pm
austinrich:

Help Name This Section! Post your potential titles here in the chat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28pm
Scott67:

Rick O'shea.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:29pm
austinrich:

It's a nice name. I like it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm
Mr Fab:

really diggin the modular synth action here. What's the name of the unit he used?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm
Scott67:

πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:30pm
austinrich:

I cannot remember offhand. He had what he called these "Blippo" boxes. And later, a full set-up that was HUGE. Let me see if I can find photos of this evening's set-up.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:35pm
austinrich:

Here you go. Various photos from both of the shows these were made with:

photos.app.goo.gl...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:36pm
austinrich:

Let me know if you have trouble accessing the photos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39pm
Mr Fab:

Wowee, that's some serious analogue awesomeness.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:41pm
austinrich:

There's a lot of backstory behind horridus of devilsclub, but I'm sure they would rather just draw attention to the sounds. It was always fun to jam with them.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:48pm
austinrich:

I just checked, and Patrick is still playing guitar, and still making excellent music! You can find their work at:

uneasychairs.bandcamp.com
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:49pm
austinrich:

I heard that one Legal ID from the previous station accidentally "snuck" through. Hopefully it was entertaining enough that I don't get in trouble with The Powers That Be.
  10:53pm
X of X:

Just got here, almost missed the show! Ah yes, I remember MKUltramegaphone. But I am not clear on the difference between MKUltramegaphone and Mini-Mutations.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:54pm
austinrich:

Xeres! Well, it's a good thing I'm going long this week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58pm
Scott67:

Mr.F, TRASH CULT is having a few Gigs in the new year that you would like. We will have to do a Show about them.
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm
Scott67:

Thanks Austin! Really cracked some codes today mate! Go looong!!
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  11:02pm
X of X:

Thanks for explaining
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:03pm
austinrich:

Thanks for listening, Scott! Always fun to offer good coding tunes.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:03pm
austinrich:

"We Shall Never Surrender!"
  11:04pm
X of X:

"A Prophetic Quality"
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:05pm
austinrich:

I like that, X.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm
Scott67:

This is not the end.
This is not the beginning of the end.
But it is perhaps, the end of the beginning.
✌😎
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:07pm
austinrich:

That's great, Scott67!
  11:08pm
X of X:

It's Pearl Harbor Day today, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm
Mr Fab:

hey, X of X! Yeah, that's why Austin's doing this. he is nothing if not timely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09pm
Scott67:

Churchill.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:10pm
austinrich:

Well, I'm starting to think that this content doesn't even get to Pearl Harbor. I think that might have been what Part III was gonna be, and then never happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11pm
Scott67:

Never in the field of human conflict. Has so much been owed by so many, to so few.
Churchill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm
Mr Fab:

"And you're ugly, but tomorrow I'll be sober!"
-Churchill
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:13pm
austinrich:

That's a good idea for a show: famous Chruchill sayings (true or attributed).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13pm
Aitch:

I thought that was WC Fields Mr Fab?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:15pm
austinrich:

"Never give a listener more show than than can fit in your hour." - DJ C Fields.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15pm
Aitch:

WC FieldsMarshall
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:16pm
austinrich:

Real, live, real-time record-skip. Funny!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:16pm
austinrich:

(I forgot about that.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17pm
Scott67:

Yes Fab, Churchill was a wordsmith goldmine.
Yes my dear, I am drunk.
But tomorrow I will be sober.
But you will still be ugly.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:18pm
austinrich:

X: when looked for photos of this show for the chat (see link above), I found the photos I took of our "eclipse" show that we did, way back when. Almost when with that, since everyone was excited about the Antartica Eclipse the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18pm
Mr Fab:

It wasn't skipping - just say that you looped it.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:18pm
austinrich:

Ha! Good call, Mr. Fab. Can you delete the comment above?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:19pm
austinrich:

I love when horridus would make his synths sound like water, or glass. So cool.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:22pm
austinrich:

I am reminded: 8 September 2017 was one of the "extreme smoke" days in Oregon. It was hard to breath outside this particular day, and I recall hauling in gear that days sucked.
  11:26pm
X of X:

You were going to recycle The Eclipse of Xeron? All I remember about that is my niece didn't want credit for her poetry.
  11:27pm
X of X:

"Red Flare of Fire in the Night Sky"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27pm
Scott67:

Thanks Austin! Great stuff mate!
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Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:31pm
austinrich:

Thanks Scott! See ya next week!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:32pm
austinrich:

And, thanks for joining us, Xeres! Always a pleasure to see you in the chat.
  11:33pm
X of X:

Aw sucks! Good show, Austin. Thanks!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 11:34pm
austinrich:

It was good to revisit these shows. I haven't heard them in a long time, and I remembered my contributions being sort of dumb. But they weren't bad!
  11:36pm
X of X:

Aw shucks, I meant. LOL
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