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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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Favoriting December 28, 2021: The Cave of Night

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


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Listener comments!

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

I brought extra flashlights.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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:

Afterparty!
Avatar 9:01pm
Don-O:

UT!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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!
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Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm
austinrich:

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

Greetings, Constance! Consider it theater of the mind!

Hello Don-O, and Scott67!

Welcome to the afterparty, Pauly from Clifton!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Otis:

Hi Austin and fellow mutators!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
austinrich:

Greetings Mr. Fab & Otis!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:09pm
austinrich:

I do like that the radio operator is the "beginning" of the story.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:10pm
austinrich:

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

Mr. X does raise a good point: I think Mission Control should take more responsibility for our heroes' plight.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:44pm
austinrich:

I agree, suffer words.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:51pm
austinrich:

Thanks Rich! They were riffing on the similarity in our names last hour.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
austinrich:

I agree Mr. X. Sun Ra has some difficult albums, but Low Ways is just wonderful.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:06pm
austinrich:

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

Rafferty? Reberdy?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:10pm
austinrich:

Ya'll are sweet. A lot of these jams I just NEEDED to hear.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:13pm
austinrich:

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

I saw you got the snow you were hoping for @austinrich
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:15pm
austinrich:

I did get the snow I wanted, Rokud!
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Mr. X:

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

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

I like the "riff" this section of the story does on the "X-Minus One" opening theme.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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.
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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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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.
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Mr. X:

But never mind all that. It's Shot Reverse Shot! Sci fi music at its finest.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:22pm
austinrich:

shotreverseshot.bandcamp.com

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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm
austinrich:

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

Howdy All Very much enjoying your picks Rich
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm
austinrich:

Thanks DJ Babs! I'm having a good time, anyway.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:28pm
DJ Babs:

Oh geez Roku that sucks...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:29pm
DJ Babs:

I know what you mean about radio as therapy...it certainly helps keep me going, that's for sure!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:33pm
austinrich:

Didn't Irwin write about Jandek for a book?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 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 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:35pm
austinrich:

We listened to the Low Christmas album a bit ago too, Derek.
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Mr Fab:

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

One of the Bee Gees better compositions.
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austinrich:

It's really good.
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austinrich:

I thought that was the case, Mr. Fab. I've got that book around the old Lava Lamp Lounge somewhere.
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Mr Fab:

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

The lyrics to that song are pretty silly... which is part of the joke, I guess?
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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.
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Rokudenashi:

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

Low is funnier than most people give them credit. You gotta have a sense of humor to do what they do.
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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...
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Mr Fab:

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

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

I used to work in an aviary, so this story spoke to me.
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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.
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Rokudenashi:

Ramen City Kid! Hope he's doing well. I remember reading this story somewhere....
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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.
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Krys O.:

Thanks for an entertaining show!
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austinrich:

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

I might go a tiny bit over... but I only have a little bit more.
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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!
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austinrich:

Yep, that's the house! The ducks have passed, but we got many delicious duck eggs from them in the meantime.
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Pauly from Clifton:

This is wonderful. Thanks, Austin!
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Scott67:

Thanks Rich! That was great mate!
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Rokudenashi:

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

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

All the lines of dialog in this song are based on real things that happened to me growing up.
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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!
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WR:

Thank you Rich! Interesting episode, greatly enjoyed.
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Derek Westerholm:

Thanks for a fantastic show!
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