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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.

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Options December 28, 2021: The Cave of Night

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Dimuzio / Wobbly  Mirrored Cell For Chameleon [Excerpt]   Options Mirrored Cell For Chameleon  0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:00:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Eyes  The The Night Falls   Options Arrival Of The Eyes  0:02:12 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  0:04:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:06:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Gories  Stranded   Options I Know You Fine, But How You Doin?  0:07:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:09:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Last of the Juanitas  Voices In My Spacesuit   Options Hawaii  0:10:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:13:22 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Eleventh Dream Day  I Could Be Lost   Options Lived To Tell  0:14:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  0:20:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:23:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The 13th Floor Elevators  Kingdom of Heaven   Options The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators  0:23:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:27:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Wipers  Rocket   Options The Power in One  0:28:07 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:31:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bishop of Battle  Id Ego   Options Prequel Plus  0:34:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  0:40:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:44:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Black Sabbath  Solitude   Options Master of Reality  0:46:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:51:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra  Space Loneliness   Options Interstellar Low Ways  0:53:04 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  0:57:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Debris  Leisurely Waiting   Options Static Disposal  0:58:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  1:04:25 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:06:33 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Dead Moon  Rescue   Options Destination X  1:08:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:11:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kevin Shields  Goodbye   Options Lost in Translation: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack  1:13:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:15:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Shot Reverse Shot  Time Tunnel   Options Dimension X... Minus One!  1:18:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  1:24:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:27:20 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jandek  Away   Options Staring at the Cellophane  1:28:21 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:30:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Low  I Started A Joke   Options Jabberjaw: Pure Sweet Hell  1:31:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X-Minus One  The Cave of Night [Excerpt]   Options 1 February 1956 Broadcast  1:36:18 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Fats Waller  After You've Gone   Options Performance  1:37:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  1:41:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Stella Star  Sugar Cookies White As Snow   Options Does It Make A Sound? (acronymic.blogpress.tree Zine Soundtrack)  1:42:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  VO Music   Options 28 December 2021  1:45:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mini-Mutations  "What Are You Going To Do With 390 Photographs of Christmas Trees?" by Richard Brautigan   Options Season Greetings  1:47:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Short Pockets  New Year's Eve   Options II   

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Krys O.:

I brought extra flashlights.
Avatar 9:01pm austinrich:

Welcome to the cave of night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Aitch:

release the bats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Pauly from Clifton:

Avatar 9:01pm Don-O:

Avatar 9:01pm austinrich:

That would have been a good choice!
Avatar 9:02pm Constance De Witt:

Hi Austin! X-Minus One is a program that scares me, I'm very fragile!
Avatar 9:02pm Don-O:

ALMOST a Negativland track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants!
Avatar 9:02pm austinrich:

Don't be afraid. It's just time for the night to fall.
Avatar 9:03pm austinrich:

Greetings, Constance! Consider it theater of the mind!

Hello Don-O, and Scott67!

Welcome to the afterparty, Pauly from Clifton!
Avatar 9:04pm austinrich:

I welcome the "almost Negativland" comparison! Thanks you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Mr Fab:

Hi Austin!

I recommend visiting a real cave, like the Crystal Cave in Sequoia National Park. It's really huge, strange and cool, not those little holes in the sides of mountains you see in movies.
Avatar 9:05pm Otis:

Hi Austin and fellow mutators!
Avatar 9:05pm austinrich:

Greetings Mr. Fab & Otis!
Avatar 9:05pm austinrich:

I would love to visit the Sequoia National Park! One of these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Aitch:

branching out?
Avatar 9:08pm austinrich:

True store: I dated a girl who did an "internet radio show" in the early 2000s that was called "Six Degrees of Mick Collins." I suspect you can guess the content of this show at the time... which was fantastic.
Avatar 9:09pm Mr. X:

Poor McMillan. Perhaps they should have planned his mission better.
Avatar 9:09pm austinrich:

I do like that the radio operator is the "beginning" of the story.
Avatar 9:10pm austinrich:

"Chess by Radio" sounds like such a hammy way of spending the afternoon.
Avatar 9:11pm austinrich:

Mr. X does raise a good point: I think Mission Control should take more responsibility for our heroes' plight.
Avatar 9:12pm austinrich:

Last of The Juanitas had this adorable, tiny bass player - Lana Rebel - who was smaller than just about any bass player I ever saw. And she shreds.

Her country band - Juanita Family - was very popular in PDX.
Avatar 9:14pm austinrich:

"Little Girl Stuck In A Well." A recurring theme for this episode. Did they predict the Baby Jessica story from the '80's?
Avatar 9:21pm Mr. X:

I walked through the snow and got asked if I had jumper cables. "Not on me," I said. She scowled and waved me on. I guess I should remember to bring jumper cables when I go on walks.
Avatar 9:23pm austinrich:

Hmmmmm. I'm not sure you can be faulted for not having jumper cables. That seems to be more than most folks can be expected to have on them.
Avatar 9:24pm Otis:

Have a good eve Austin and folks, off to shutdown here, see you soon in radioland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm Mr Fab:

Esp. those of us with electric cars.
Avatar 9:25pm austinrich:

Yeah. Only those hybrid cars can help with a jump anyway.

Knight Otis! See you next time!

It's funny, I initially thought I would do a "Grumpy Punk" installment this week, but changed my mind when I felt like "isolation" was starting to be a theme. Only now do I realize that there's a bit of a garage undercurrent.
Avatar 9:26pm Mr. X:

So McMillan's first name is Reb? Still living the Confederate dream in 1956...
Avatar 9:27pm austinrich:

I thought it was "Red," but the narrator doesn't enunciate very well.
Avatar 9:27pm Mr. X:

The brother of the bass player in my band works at Goddard.
Avatar 9:28pm austinrich:

You are often connected to the wildest people, Mr. X! Weren't you in a band that HR of Bad Brains recorded with?
Avatar 9:29pm Mr. X:

Yeah I thought it was Rev at first. Then Red. But I think mush mouth narrator enunciated the 'b' at one point.
Avatar 9:30pm austinrich:

While I am a fan of all of Greg Sage's output, I think "The Power in One" was overlooked by a lot of people because it came out at a weird time, and he was selling the albums himself, and it just didn't hit as big as it could have. I think if it has gone over better, he might have been more enthusiastic about the future of The Wipers.
Avatar 9:32pm Mr. X:

True, though I had quit the band before their sessions with HR. And BEFORE I joined the band (Stick Against Stone) the Bad Brains had let them use their practice space and park their bus in front, in NYC.
Avatar 9:36pm austinrich:

I saw "Bishop of Battle" open for Man... Or Astro-Man? in the 90's, and it was the first time I bought a burned CD from a band at a show. I remember thinking $5 seemed steep then. That CD still plays, and I still listen to this disc all the time. The drummer has played mostly in metal bands since then, namely in his band "Witch Mountain." He also writes comics, novels, and is a music critic in PDX. This was his second band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39pm Krys O.:

I see a market opening for pedestrian jumper cables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40pm Mr Fab:

a burned CD from that long ago still plays?! Should be sent to a lab for study.
Avatar 9:41pm WR:

As long as the internet connection is working, I'm content in the cave.
  9:41pm sufferwords:

can never play too much XIIIth Floor Otis men
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm Krys O.:

We had over three feet of snowfall here in Jersey during January of this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm Krys O.:

I think a hand-me-down iMac we had 20 years ago burned CDs in real time. Zoinks.
Avatar 9:44pm austinrich:

I agree, suffer words.
Avatar 9:45pm austinrich:

I re-ripped that CDr earlier this year, and and played flawlessly. I think CD Burners in those days were made of sturdier stuff.

I have a few CDs from that era that I burned via command line when I used to run Linux... those CDs are sturdy as hell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm Krys O.:

The Cave of Night reminds me of CBS Radio Mystery Theater. We listened to that in the early 70s in our household.
Avatar 9:46pm austinrich:

I love those old CBS Radio Mystery episodes. I only know them via re-runs, but some of them are wonderfully weird.
Avatar 9:48pm austinrich:

I've been thinking of pitching an "Old Time Radio" show for Sheena. I was playing old Detective shows on my program a while back, and I sort of miss that... but they eat up a big chunk of the show each week if I play a full episode.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Rich in Washington:

Re: CDRs. It also depends on what you burn them on. Generally, CDRs branded with an office supply store tend to self-destruct fairly quickly, as does anything with Memorex on it. I've been buying archival quality Taiyo Yuden blanks for about 15 years and I suspect they'll last a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Rich in Washington:

Diggin' the show Austin! I've been busy cooking up a huge biryani for most of the evening.
Avatar 9:50pm austinrich:

To Rich's Point: I have some CDs that self-destructed very quickly. A lot of Noise and Experimental guys sell stuff on CDs that die after a couple years! I'm glad I make a habit of ripping a lot of stuff immediately, otherwise some 3" discs I bought would just be artifacts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51pm Pauly from Clifton:

Austin, thanks for playing this Sabbath. Overlooked tune on the rekkid.
Avatar 9:51pm austinrich:

Thanks Rich! They were riffing on the similarity in our names last hour.
Avatar 9:52pm austinrich:

I love that Sabbath Record, but I think it is often forgotten in the hugeness of the other records. But Master of Reality is the special one to me.
Avatar 9:53pm Mr. X:

No butter no mayonnaise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Rich in Washington:

Master of Reality is great!
Avatar 9:53pm austinrich:

This Sun Ra pick was made by Mr. X. You still in the chat, Mr. X?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Not Austin Rich in Washington:

What? Really?
Avatar 9:54pm austinrich:

Maybe everyone loves Master of Reality and I just didn't realize it. I always hear people talk about the other ones.
Avatar 9:54pm Mr. X:

Yes. I think this tune fits well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Mr Fab:

C'mon, it's the one with "Sweat Leaf"!
Avatar 9:55pm austinrich:

Totally. I could have played Sun Ra all the way through. As Mr. X reminded me: McMilian is said to be a fan of Jazz.
Avatar 9:56pm Mr. X:

And Mozart.
Avatar 9:56pm austinrich:

A Sun Ra / Mozart Mash-Up. Next time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Krys O.:

My old friend David Quinlan, who did a show on WFMU when I was a student at Upsala College in the early 80s did two things on his overnight show: he read When the Sleeper Wakes in segments and he would play whole Goon Show episodes. I don't know if other people liked it, but I was enthralled by both. Maybe you could do installments. Tune in next time and such
Avatar 9:57pm Mr. X:

Interstellar Low Ways is one of Sun Ra's most listenable albums, in my humble opinion.
Avatar 9:58pm austinrich:

I have a few Goon Show LPs. I need to get my turntables set up. Those records are magic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm Rich in Washington:

Love the Goons. Someone at KBOO would play these Goon episodes on a box set they had in the library in the late 70s.
Avatar 9:59pm Mr. X:

I see Kansas City winking
Avatar 9:59pm austinrich:

I agree Mr. X. Sun Ra has some difficult albums, but Low Ways is just wonderful.
Avatar 10:00pm austinrich:

I'm a huge sucker for this Debris album. I think it's my own hillbilly upbringing that just makes Kentucky glam just perfect for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Krys O.:

BTW- I am up past my normal bedtime. Staycation off from work this week and I don't have to wake up at 4:15am.
Avatar 10:01pm austinrich:

Mr. X: I wanted to do something with that Kansas City winking, but I've been distracted this week, as you can imagine. I decided to just let the clip play.
Avatar 10:01pm austinrich:

Party with us, Krys O!
  10:02pm Rokudenashi:

Good evening from Salinas, California!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Rich in Washington:

Similarly able to listen as I am off work and stranded in the snow for the foreseeable future. I'm usually driving home, running errands and then having dinner with the missus when the later shows are on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Mr Fab:

Don't know Debris, but that was super cool. No one uses tremolo much nowadays.
Avatar 10:06pm austinrich:

Mr. Fab: you totally need Kentucky Proto-Punk / Glam! Debris is the best!
Avatar 10:07pm Mr. X:

Rafferty? Reberdy?
Avatar 10:08pm austinrich:

This was the clearest recording of this story I could find, short of me re-recording it. These guys are just mush-mouths.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Derek Westerholm:

Happy end of the Year/New Year show to you! Digging the show. Investigating the corridors of isolation is lonely work, but not without reward. Thanks for bravely embracing this territory. Excellent programming.
  10:10pm Rokudenashi:

I agree...Debris jam was a great groove
Avatar 10:10pm austinrich:

Ya'll are sweet. A lot of these jams I just NEEDED to hear.
Avatar 10:11pm austinrich:

When I first moved to PDX, I read in the paper, "Only a great fool would miss Dead Moon when they play live," and so I went and saw them every time I could. About six times total. Every time was AMAZING.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Mr Fab:

An old time radio show would be cool. All those mystery, suspense, sci-fi shows. WC Fields insulting Charlie McCarthy. Yeah!
Avatar 10:12pm austinrich:

I'll send you my pitch, Mr. Fab. I have an idea that would be pretty sustainable, and I love old Detective and horror shows.
Avatar 10:13pm Mr. X:

Lots of local NW music on tonight, too. You've played at least 3 Portland bands so far.
Avatar 10:13pm austinrich:

I do love those PDX bands.
  10:13pm Rokudenashi:

I saw you got the snow you were hoping for @austinrich
Avatar 10:14pm austinrich:

When I first got to KPSU in PDX, the "Lost In Translation" movie has just come out. EVERY DJ played this soundtrack, almost all the time. It was sort of a meme in the late 2004's / early 2005's.
Avatar 10:15pm austinrich:

I did get the snow I wanted, Rokud!
Avatar 10:15pm Mr. X:

@Roku: I saw Neil Young live in a high school gymnasium in Salinas, 1982.
Avatar 10:15pm austinrich:

The snow didn't last, but our snow season is usually in Jan / Feb, so we will probably get more.
Avatar 10:16pm austinrich:

I like the "riff" this section of the story does on the "X-Minus One" opening theme.
Avatar 10:17pm austinrich:

How was that Neil Young show? I've never seen him, so I don't know his live reputation.
  10:18pm Rokudenashi:

@Mr. X That's amazing, although he's somewhat local, it's hard to imagine Neil Young playing in what was likely Salinas High School gym.
Avatar 10:18pm Mr. X:

It was excellent. He had just released Trans, so there was lots of weird vocoder stuff. Some audience members left in disgust.
Avatar 10:19pm austinrich:

I like that Trans album, but largely because it is SO weird by comparison.
Avatar 10:20pm Mr. X:

Yep. "Computer Age" is so nerdy and prophetic.
Avatar 10:21pm Mr. X:

But never mind all that. It's Shot Reverse Shot! Sci fi music at its finest.
Avatar 10:21pm austinrich:

While not dramatically different from the album mix, Shot Reverse Shot actually did a slight re-mix of this tune for this radio show. Though I'm not sure people would notice unless they do a side-by-side comparison.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm Derek Westerholm:

I was just looking up Shot Reverse Shot, and only found the film related definition. Who is this? Enjoying this song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22pm Krys O.:

I'm a huge Trans fan. I have Solo Trans on laserdisc.
Avatar 10:22pm austinrich:


The album isn't available to stream. Yet. Tim Maloney is doing a remix for me that will be available to stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Derek Westerholm:

^ Thanks for the link Austin!
  10:27pm Rokudenashi:

Therapy indeed! Busted up with my girlfriend of 10 years on Christmas...after the gift exchange, of course.
Avatar 10:28pm austinrich:

Woah! A break-up!? That sucks, Rokud. And on a holiday? Damn.
Avatar 10:28pm DJ Babs:

Howdy All Very much enjoying your picks Rich
Avatar 10:28pm austinrich:

Thanks DJ Babs! I'm having a good time, anyway.
Avatar 10:28pm DJ Babs:

Oh geez Roku that sucks...
Avatar 10:29pm DJ Babs:

I know what you mean about radio as therapy...it certainly helps keep me going, that's for sure!
Avatar 10:29pm austinrich:

I know Jandek is an acquired taste. For a journalism piece I wrote, I listened to every Jandek album, and saw him twice. (Once in Portland, and once in Austin Texas.)

I'm still not sure what to make of his music, but sometimes... it's just right.
  10:30pm Rokudenashi:

I got socks out of the deal...thanks @austinrich @DJBabs , I'll have to find another reason to visit you outside of Thanksgiving trips to the in-laws!
Avatar 10:30pm austinrich:

Yeah. We've had a rough week in the Rich Household. Time to cut loose with some... sad radio stories? (I Yam What I Yam.)
Avatar 10:31pm austinrich:

Rokud: you are welcome to visit us when you can! Under non-pandemic conditions, you could sleep on our couch, for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Krys O.:

I used Jandek albums as desk blotters in the late 80s.
Avatar 10:32pm DJ Babs:

Socks....wow. Look at it this way Roku...a) you got some socks. b) and your freedom! c) the chance to start all over again on life's big adventure. (I know, I know...a bit cheerleaderish but there's some truth there)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32pm Krys O.:

Irwin had boxes of them and gave them away to everyone.
Avatar 10:32pm austinrich:

Krys O: Ha! He might appreciate that. He seems to understand that he's outside what most people like as "music."
Avatar 10:32pm Mr. X:

So does this episode predict the fake moon landing?
Avatar 10:33pm austinrich:

Didn't Irwin write about Jandek for a book?
Avatar 10:33pm austinrich:

Mr. X: I think it does. I'd hate to think I'm contributing to conspiracy theory quackery...
Avatar 10:33pm Mr. X:

If it was fake, was the rescue mission fake too? Did Gen. Finch keep the billion dollars for himself?
Avatar 10:34pm austinrich:

The time that I saw Low, their daughter was off stage, and kept running around on the stage, crying, laughing, getting more applause than the band. It was sort of weird... the saddest songs in the world... and this baby, running around. It was so strange.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34pm Derek Westerholm:

Always a fan of Low. Played Just Like Christmas from their Christmas album last week on our show. Their new album pushes into distorted territory. It's a severe effect for an entire album, but also a bold choice and an interesting one. (Sorry, not trying to hijack the moon talk here.)
  10:34pm Rokudenashi:

Thanks my dude! As a result of the breakup, I hope to have some tunes to share with you soon.
Avatar 10:34pm austinrich:

I think Mr. X and I need to write a sequel to this story, where we explore the other stuff you mention.
Avatar 10:35pm austinrich:

We listened to the Low Christmas album a bit ago too, Derek.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35pm Mr Fab:

Irwin's book "Songs in the Key of Z" featured a chapter on Jandek (among many others).
Avatar 10:35pm Mr. X:

One of the Bee Gees better compositions.
Avatar 10:35pm austinrich:

It's really good.
Avatar 10:36pm austinrich:

I thought that was the case, Mr. Fab. I've got that book around the old Lava Lamp Lounge somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Mr Fab:

My wife and i always laugh at the line about "I fell out of bed, hurting my head."
Avatar 10:37pm austinrich:

The lyrics to that song are pretty silly... which is part of the joke, I guess?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm Derek Westerholm:

One of my concert regrets was missing Low. I was supposed to see them somewhere around the turn of the millennium, but was sick, so I decided to bail. Always sad to look at unused tickets, a concert without one or two occupants.
  10:37pm Rokudenashi:

@DJBabs - you're very kind! The prospect of starting over is quite exciting...I'll be able to tune into Mini-Mutations more!
Avatar 10:38pm austinrich:

The Weatherman inspired this Fats Waller track. He and I chat on the phone fairly often, and he mentioned that Fats is one of his favorite musicians. When I saw The Weatherman DJ in Seattle on Halloween a few years ago, he played several fats selections.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm Derek Westerholm:

I feel like Low have some edge & humour about them. There's a lot of sad, "slowcore" bands that lack their depth, in my opinion.
Avatar 10:39pm austinrich:

Low is funnier than most people give them credit. You gotta have a sense of humor to do what they do.
Avatar 10:43pm austinrich:

Stella Star is a DJ and broadcaster here in Salem, Oregon, and can be heard on KMUZ fairly often. They've been doing radio for... ages...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44pm Mr Fab:

ANOTHER Sheena's DJ who knows The Weatherman. He's quite friendly, it seems. Has he ever had his own radio show?
Avatar 10:46pm austinrich:

I don't think The Weatherman has ever done his own show, outside of Over The Edge with Don Joyce. But I've got a couple interviews I did with him... I should re-listen to the one about his early years.
Avatar 10:48pm austinrich:

I know he did some shows with Richard, just the two of them. But. I think those were just OTE shows, too.
Avatar 10:48pm austinrich:

I used to work in an aviary, so this story spoke to me.
Avatar 10:51pm austinrich:

I blame the Ramen City Kid - friend of the show - for introducing me to Richard Brautigan. The fact he used to live in Eugene only convinced me that I could write Brautigans too, if I tried. I collected my Brautigans in a book in 2008, that I lost money on in every sense of the words. I'm not sure I really succeeded - I was reading too much Calvino and Borges in those days, too, so the stories are... well.. like a young man who drinks too much, aping someone else's style.
  10:55pm Rokudenashi:

Ramen City Kid! Hope he's doing well. I remember reading this story somewhere....
Avatar 10:56pm austinrich:

Ramen City Kid is still around. (We did a show together a few episodes ago.) Lives in PDX. Owns his own house. Has a steady job that allows him to work from home. He's doing pretty good, in my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm Krys O.:

Thanks for an entertaining show!
Avatar 10:57pm austinrich:

It just occurs to me: given the proximity, and the similar time periods, I wonder if Brautigan ever ran into Coyle & Sharpe?
Avatar 10:57pm austinrich:

I might go a tiny bit over... but I only have a little bit more.
Avatar 10:58pm austinrich:

Thanks Krys O! I do like to entertain.
  10:59pm Rokudenashi:

Is RCK still in the house you and I visited him at in 2007? He had just bought it then...ducks in the yard!
Avatar 10:59pm austinrich:

Yep, that's the house! The ducks have passed, but we got many delicious duck eggs from them in the meantime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Pauly from Clifton:

This is wonderful. Thanks, Austin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm Scott67:

Thanks Rich! That was great mate!
  11:01pm Rokudenashi:

Right on...loved the show! Can't wait for the next one.
Avatar 11:01pm Mr. X:

Brautigan is fun, and the added sound fx made it even more fun.
Avatar 11:03pm austinrich:

All the lines of dialog in this song are based on real things that happened to me growing up.
Avatar 11:05pm austinrich:

Thanks for tuning in, everyone! I've had a hard week, and it was nice to hear you all babbling away in the chat. Thanks!
Avatar 11:06pm WR:

Thank you Rich! Interesting episode, greatly enjoyed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08pm Derek Westerholm:

Thanks for a fantastic show!
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