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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 January 11, 2022: A Sound Salvation

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Mini-Mutations  Opening Music   Options     0:00:00 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes  Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]   Options The Wire  CBC Radio (2005)  0:04:08 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Electricity   Options Safe As Milk  Buddah Records (1967)  0:04:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Sonic Youth 

Tremens [Excerpt]   Options

SYR 1: Anagrama 

SYR (1997) 

0:07:43 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes  Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]   Options The Wire  CBC Radio (2005)  0:09:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nurse With Wound  Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]   Options Second Pirate Session  United Diaries (1998)  0:10:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bing Crosby & George Stoll Orchestra  The Very Thought Of You   Options Forever Bing  UCJ Music (2003)  0:10:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes  Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]   Options The Wire  CBC Radio (2005)  0:13:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Beethoven (Kathllen Parlow – violin; George Falkensten – piano)  Menuett G flat major & Valse bleat   Options Menuett G flat major & Valse bleat  Edison Amberol 4M-28026 (1912)  0:15:03 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Enrico Caruso  Aria from Massanet’s “Le Cid”: O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere   Options O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere  Victor Talking Machine Company (1916)  0:19:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Arthur Sullivan  After Dinner Toast at Little Menlo   Options ENHS E-2439-7  Edison Records (5 October 1888)  0:20:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
(performers unknown) / composted by Arthur Sulivan  The Lost Chord   Options ENHS E-2440-3  Edison Records (August 1888)  0:20:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Heinrich Tellam (composer) and Quinteto Instrumental Jordá-Rocabruna 

En sourdine   Options

Edison Gold Moulded Record: 18779. 

Edison Records (1905) 

0:22:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes  Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]   Options The Wire  CBC Radio (2005)  0:26:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Edison Grand Concert Band  Mr. Thomas Cat   Options EDIS-SRP-0204-09  Edison Records (1900)  0:26:48 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Harry Lauder  Stop Yer Tickling Jock   Options Edison Gold Moulded Records – 19179  Edison Records (1908)  0:28:26 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Billy Murray  Alexander’s Ragtime Band   Options EDIS 36065  Edison Records (1911)  0:30:30 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes  Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]   Options The Wire  CBC Radio (2005)  0:34:39 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Bing Crosby  Paradise   Options The Bing Crosby Story Volume I: The Early Jazz Years (1928 – 1932)  Columbia Special Products (1967)  0:36:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rudy Vallee  You Outta Be In Pictures   Options You Outta Be In Pictures  Victor Talking Machine (1934)  0:38:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Nurse With Wound 

Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]   Options

Second Pirate Session 

United Diaries (1998) 

0:43:06 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  0:47:19 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jimmy Vigtone  When The Radio’s On   Options Teen Line No. 5: Powerpop & Pop-Rock 45s V-Z  Hyped To Death Records (2004)  0:48:56 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  0:52:02 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
CAN  Shikaku Maru Ten (Radio Waves)   Options Cannibalism 2  Spoon Records (1992)  0:53:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  0:56:01 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Rush  Spirit Of The Radio   Options Permanent Waves  Anthem Records (1980)  0:56:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  1:01:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Nurse With Wound 

Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]   Options

Second Pirate Session 

United Diaries (1998) 

1:06:13 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ben Brooks  [Excerpt]   Options The First 50 Years of Radio Part One  KDKA Radio (1970)  1:06:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Flaming Lips  Turn It On (2009 Austin Rich Edit)   Options Transmissions From The Satellite Heart  Warner Bros. (1993)  1:06:16 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mike Staff  The Mindset of Successful DJs   Options How To Become A Radio DJ  Self-Released (1998)  1:07:46 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Alvin Lucier  Music On A Long Thin Wire (1979)   Options OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)  Ellipsis Arts (2000)  1:10:45 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:12:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Woody  Morse Code   Options MCA Rockabillies  Big Tone Records (1993)  1:17:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:19:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Alvin Lucier 

Music On A Long Thin Wire (1979)   Options

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980) 

Ellipsis Arts (2000) 

1:27:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Crime  Hot Wire My Heart   Options “Hot Wire My Heart” b/w “Baby You’re So Repulsive”  Crime Music (1976)  1:27:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:31:14 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Little Harvey Hull / Long “Cleve” Reed  The Down Home Boys / Original Stack O’ Lee Blues   Options The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of  Yazoo Records (2006)  1:33:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  1:36:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Buddy Rich / Charlie Parker / Curley Russell / Dizzy Gillespie / Thelonious Monk  Relaxing With Lee   Options Bird: Complete Charlie Parker  Verve Records (1990)  1:36:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:41:09 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Ken Burns  Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]   Options Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio  PBS (1992)  1:43:29 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:43:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Vladimir Vussachevsky 

Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt]   Options

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980) 

Ellipsis Arts (2000) 

1:43:42 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
X  Blue Spark   Options Beyond & Back: The X Anthology  Elektra Records (1997)  1:44:53 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:46:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Leb Laze  Static Radiates (Underwater Meditation)   Options Music For Troubled Machinery  Library Catalog Music Series (2011)  1:49:40 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Don Joyce  How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)   Options Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)  KPFA Radio (2006)  1:51:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
The Estranged  The Message   Options Static Thoughts  Dirtnap Records (2008)  1:55:35 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
We The People  In The Past   Options “In The Past” b/w “St. John’s Shop”  Challenge Records (1966)  1:59:36 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Vladimir Vussachevsky 

Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt]   Options

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980) 

Ellipsis Arts (2000) 

2:03:49 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello  Radio Radio   Options This Year's Model    2:03:50 (MP3 | Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Aitch:

Sound Salivation?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Mr Fab:

Mid-Valley Girl, she's a Mid-Valley Girl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Krys O.:

Oh, Safe as Milk is a fave.
Avatar 9:03pm austinrich:

Good Hello, Aitch & Mr. Fab!
  9:03pm Carmichael:

This is your Captain Speaking.
Avatar 9:03pm austinrich:

And Krys O!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Aitch:

That milk was clearly in danger
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants!
🍻😎🤙👣🐾🎶📻☀️🌏
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Mr Fab:

Sorry, family, gotta crank this.
Avatar 9:03pm austinrich:

And Scott67!
Avatar 9:04pm austinrich:

Hello, Carmichael!
  9:04pm Carmichael:

I saw the Vliet live. Astonishing avant garde stuff. They were barely playing the same song.
  9:05pm Carmichael:

Two words: clarinet solo.
Avatar 9:11pm austinrich:

A big tip of the hat to a CBC Radio Documentary from 2005 that I listened to, and really, really enjoyed. I'm sampled it a bunch over the years... but there's so much in it, I like to returning to it.
  9:11pm Carmichael:

Al Bowlly sang this as well.
Avatar 9:15pm austinrich:

Some of these Edison Cylinders are gonna be pretty scratchy. I did the best to make it all listenable, but... you know... use your imagination.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16pm Mr Fab:

The hiss of old recordings is so part of the music, it's weird without it.
Avatar 9:18pm austinrich:

Some things are cleaner than other. I think MAC used to say: just listen through the dirt.
Avatar 9:19pm austinrich:

I just liked the idea of a Sullivan on Sullivan Cylinder mash-up, but to make it sound okay took a few passes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Krys O.:

Took a tour of the Edison Museum in West Orange years ago. Good friend Chris Butler did some recordings there too.
Avatar 9:20pm austinrich:

Arthur Sulivan's concern that bad music could be accidentally put on was "forever" is interesting, to say the least.
Avatar 9:27pm austinrich:

I've never been up that way, but if I ever am, I would love to visit that museum, Krys O.
Avatar 9:28pm HyperDose:

Was Edison the first "record" label?
Avatar 9:29pm austinrich:

Hmmmmm. Good question, HyperDose. I mean... he had stars and contracts and his artists "toured" and dig endorsements... so... yes?
Avatar 9:29pm austinrich:

But people did all of that without recorded music, too... it's just that Edison was organizing it around his inventions, rather than "popular" songs.
Avatar 9:30pm HyperDose:

Can't imagine how many filing cabinets Edison had!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm Mr Fab:

Fascinating question, HyperDose.

Among Edisons' many innovations, he was the first to say, "I don't hear a single."
Avatar 9:31pm austinrich:

Zing.
Avatar 9:31pm austinrich:

I mean, in those days, people didn't really think recorded music was much more than a "fad." I think it was the 20's, when it had been going for almost two decades, that people started to think it was gonna stick around.
Avatar 9:33pm austinrich:

I tried so hard to track down this recording that he talks about - "Yum Yum Yum." Couldn't find an easy copy, just this excerpt.
Avatar 9:34pm HyperDose:

The physical "record" disc wasn't invented yet, but the contractual legally binding "record" was of course a thing. So a record label then was just a company that stored IP, which is still true today. My mind is blown!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Mr Fab:

Can't say I blame them - recordings were so lo-fi, everyone probably thought that it was no substitute for live performances.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35pm Aitch:

still isn't
Avatar 9:35pm austinrich:

I think Edison might be the first "label," only in that: he was the first person to approach the business side of recordings as shrewdly as they do now.
Avatar 9:37pm HyperDose:

Amazing how that hasn't changed over the last hundred years
Avatar 9:38pm austinrich:

Totally. People think about the music industry as being "modern," but in a lot of ways, the version we have in the US is essentially a product of Reconstruction.
Avatar 9:43pm WR:

Interesting audio survey.
Avatar 9:46pm austinrich:

I try to keep it interesting, WR. At least, I find it interesting.

My goal has always been: what kind of radio would I like to accidentally tune in for?
Avatar 9:46pm HyperDose:

I didn't know what to expect. Glad I tuned in :)
Avatar 9:47pm austinrich:

I am in love with these "Teen Line" compilations that "Hyped To Death" assembled way back when. If anyone else was collecting these, I would love to trade. I know I'm missing a few.
Avatar 9:50pm austinrich:

On the subject of Edison, and the history of "recording as a technology" (and the cultural relationships with technology) is covered in a VERY nerdy book (that gets very technical - be warned), called "Perfecting Sound Forever" by Greg Milner. Fascinating stuff about the backlashes against new technology.
Avatar 9:51pm austinrich:

I'm still looking for a good Marconi Documentary. Anyone know of one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Mr Fab:

I'm very familiar with film and music history, yet I'm woefully uneducated in radio history. I was a radio-tv-film major, and took a film history course, but i don't remember a radio history course even being offered.
Avatar 9:54pm austinrich:

I was looking for a radio history class when I was in college. Never found one. Almost offered to teach one, but... you know. I was a student.
Avatar 9:55pm austinrich:

You know I had to address the "Rush" problem if you're doing a show about radio...
Avatar 9:56pm HyperDose:

Oh 2010, that book is going to have a lot of great info. Buying it now!
Avatar 9:56pm austinrich:

I loved reading that book, but at least one friend reviewed it with, "too technical." Meh. I found it interesting.
Avatar 9:58pm austinrich:

This might be my most "Phineas Narco" sounding show.
Avatar 10:05pm austinrich:

This particular edit of the Flaming Lips song was somthing I made for a show in 2009, also radio-centric. It seemed like a good fit for this show, too.
Avatar 10:08pm austinrich:

I've sampled that Mike Staff tape a million times, but I never get sick of it. I'll probably do another re-mix of that tape soon enough.
Avatar 10:10pm WR:

History of radio and television: Erik Barnouw did 3 vol history of broadcasting in the USA. Vol 1 is of course mostly on radio.
www.betterworldbooks.com...

He taught at Columbia University, had a friend who took classes with him in the 70s. His book Tube of Plenty condensed the history and went more into people consuming tv.
www.betterworldbooks.com...

To me his observations are still relevant to people who spend hours a day scrolling their ph0ne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm Mr Fab:

ha, where'd you get the Mike Staff tape?
Avatar 10:11pm austinrich:

Thanks for the links, WR! I'll have to check that out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12pm Mr Fab:

indeed, thank you WR.
Avatar 10:13pm austinrich:

The Mike Staff Tape is a Grunge DJ from the late '90's, who released a self-published book / tape in the "self-help" vein. It's for wanna-be DJs to listen to, to get pumped up to pursue a career in radio. He includes an air-check of his own show... which is abysmal! It's an amazing tape I found at the Public Library in Portland, when I was a student at PSU. I was just randomly ordering in anything "radio" related to listen to / check out. That tape came in from the Interlibrary Loan one day...
Avatar 10:16pm Xeres of Xeron:

Howdy
Avatar 10:17pm austinrich:

I mean, everything I do is because I listened to too much Don Joyce, but a HUGE tip of the hat to him for the idea of this show. It's my attempt at what he used to do so elegantly, and where he would improvise, I am a pre-producer. But certainly, he is never far from my thoughts.
Avatar 10:17pm austinrich:

Xeres! We were talking about you earlier...
Avatar 10:18pm austinrich:

I plugged it earlier, and I will again, but: next week is a show that Xeres and I cooked up. It will be a lot of fun, i think! Ya'll should tune in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19pm Mr Fab:

You need to have a cart machine with a stack of carts like Joyce used to do. Hey, it worked for him!
Avatar 10:20pm austinrich:

If I could get some cart machines and carts for cheap, I would! They are hard to find these days.
Avatar 10:21pm HyperDose:

When I think of a "radio voice" I can't think of anyone other than Wolfman Jack
Avatar 10:21pm Xeres of Xeron:

Thanks Austin.
Avatar 10:22pm WR:

The Barnouw books are in the NY public library. They may be dated but are interesting. I read them years ago, still have them in storage if the rats and roaches haven't got to them.

You've compiled interesting range of audio history portraits. As allergic as I am to Ken Burns, will check out Empire of the Air.
Avatar 10:22pm Xeres of Xeron:

I think of Alan Freed.
Avatar 10:23pm Xeres of Xeron:

My dad was friends with Alan Freed just prior to his discovery of rock and roll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25pm Mr Fab:

That's amazing, Xeres!

Station Mgr Ken's father was friends with Leadbelly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Mr Fab:

Alan Freed got tainted with the payola scarlet letter, even tho Dick Clark someone how skated free.
Avatar 10:26pm austinrich:

Dick Clark must "know" some people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26pm Mr Fab:

someHOW skated free.
Avatar 10:27pm austinrich:

Xeres has known some fascinating people over the years. He's told me some amazing stories.
Avatar 10:28pm austinrich:

I think Crime are WOEFULLY under-appreciated in the history of rock and roll.
Avatar 10:29pm austinrich:

I'm with you, WR, with regard to Mr. Burn. They way I was first exposed to that documentary was when Don Joyce chopped it up on his show, so if you can hear it that way, I recommend that.
Avatar 10:29pm austinrich:

But it's not un-interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30pm Mr Fab:

True! Crime (the band) were great. It took Sonic Youth's cover of that classic for me to discover them. Got a 7" bootleg of 4 of their singles and played the heck out of it.
Avatar 10:30pm Xeres of Xeron:

Another great radio personality that I think of is John Peel. I have a certain fascination for the pirate radio ships off the coast of Great Britain.
Avatar 10:32pm austinrich:

When I first moved to PDX, I met this guy who was in advertising who slipped me a Crime bootleg CD and made his own labels for his personal liquor bottles. That was sort of a "snapshot" of what I thought Portland People were like: they all work real jobs, and listen to Crime.
Avatar 10:32pm austinrich:

I think of Wolfman, but I'm a child of TV and movies, so "American Graffiti" probably had something to do with that. But the person I probably logged the most hours with is Don Joyce.
Avatar 10:33pm HyperDose:

@Xeres Have you seen Pirate Radio (also known as The Boat That Rocked)? A very fun movie that the lovely Bill Nighy and late Philip Seymour Hoffman in starring roles.
Avatar 10:34pm Xeres of Xeron:

Yes, I've seen that. It's fun.
Avatar 10:34pm austinrich:

I'm usually fascinated with UK DJs, but I think it's the "oddness" that I appreciate. They sounded nothing like American DJs! I think that's why I liked The Goon Show so much. It was like Firesign... but skewed in a really strange and wonderful way.
Avatar 10:34pm HyperDose:

American Graffiti was my first exposure to Wolfman. The sticky popsicles!
Avatar 10:35pm austinrich:

I dug that film, too. Certainly more of a comedy, but great nonetheless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36pm Mr Fab:

Peel's post-pirate pre-BBC years were spent in Southern California radio...which brings us back to Beefheart. 'twas his SoCal gig that led Peel to discover the good Captain.
Avatar 10:36pm austinrich:

My parents / uncles / aunts used to listen to Wolfman, and would talk about him very reverently. So when I saw American Graffiti, I was sort of primed to think he was a legend already.
Avatar 10:37pm austinrich:

Mr. Fab: Really? I'd never heard that story. Totally makes sense, and of course: leave it to Peel to be more well traveled than I thought. I should probably look into his story.
Avatar 10:40pm austinrich:

(I'll admit: my knowledge of Mr. Peel is a little more limited than I would like.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41pm Mr Fab:

Peel was going by the name John Ravencroft then. He should have kept it.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said that he and his friends all assumed that Wolfman was black.
Avatar 10:41pm WR:

John Peel's auto bio is good read. Too bad he died before his finished it, though his family completed it for him.

He also did radio in Texas / Oklahoma area early on.
Avatar 10:43pm austinrich:

Hmmmm. I'll have to check out that biography. I like a lot of Peel sessions, but I guess I don't know much about him. Huh.
Avatar 10:46pm Xeres of Xeron:

When I was in college I once met a fellow student who kept a notebook full of every call-sign of every radio station in America. He had memorized a lot of it. He was the first person to explain to me that you needed to take a little test and get a card from the FCC before you could be a DJ.
Avatar 10:46pm austinrich:

So, this show doesn't exactly get to the "end" of our History Lesson, and I've been meaning to get on with the process of making Part III. So maybe this will get me off my duff to finally finish it. As I recall, I was almost half-way done when a break-in at our house sort of de-railed me.
Avatar 10:47pm austinrich:

Xeres: I loved the idea of a "radio network" when I was a kid, but I never took it that far. That's wild.

I never got a card from the FCC, but I've logged a number of radio hours. But I'm a "noob" by comparison.
Avatar 10:47pm Xeres of Xeron:

You could name a station and he would tell you what town it was in.
Avatar 10:48pm austinrich:

I wonder what happened to that person.
Avatar 10:49pm Xeres of Xeron:

Really? KWVA made me get a card before they let me do the Brain Spackle show, 1995. Though come to think of it, they never checked whether I really had one.
Avatar 10:50pm austinrich:

Yeah, they let me walk in at 4 AM, drunk, one morning in 1998 and I just "took over." And I've been doing it ever since. (Not at 4 AM, and not always drunk.)
Avatar 10:50pm Xeres of Xeron:

I remember taking the test and getting the card, and then being disappointed that they never made me prove it. LOL
Avatar 10:51pm austinrich:

(I didn't tell anyone I was drunk... but... I had come from the bar to do my first show.)
Avatar 10:53pm Xeres of Xeron:

Eno would be rolling in his grave if he was dead.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54pm Mr Fab:

I never got a card either! A friend DJ showed me the ropes, and I would just sit in. College students late at night, no one cared..
Avatar 10:54pm austinrich:

When the Estranged first started putting out records, I declared they were "The New Wipers." They were from PDX, they had a little bit of that sound, and they had fantastic shows. But... they never really stuck with it.
Avatar 10:55pm austinrich:

When I was Programming Director at KPSU in Portland (again, I didn't have a card), people would come in with cards, and want to show it. I would look at it, and say, "Cool!" Then give them a show.

We never kept a record or anything. And we gave any student a show, really.
Avatar 10:56pm Xeres of Xeron:

LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56pm Scott67:

Thanks for the trip Austin! Been laying here in the humid heat, listening as if a fever dream.
But a good one!
✌🤓🤙👣🎶📻☀️🌏
Avatar 10:56pm HyperDose:

I want to get my operator's license for shits n gigs. Would really like that broadcast engineer license one day
Avatar 10:56pm austinrich:

Thanks Scott67! When's your show start?
Avatar 10:58pm austinrich:

Whoops... gonna go over by a couple minutes. I tried!
Avatar 10:59pm Xeres of Xeron:

Lovely obscure 60s spsyche-pop tune.
Avatar 10:59pm HyperDose:

Drunk show next week that goes until 4am? I'm game for those kind of shenanigans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Scott67:

When I get another computer to manage it Austin. I was hoping us to be u this weekend. But looks like it'll be the Saturday after this one.
🤓🤞🎶📻
Avatar 11:02pm WR:

Thank y0u Austin!
Avatar 11:02pm Xeres of Xeron:

Do you dare to enter the Demento Dimension? Tune in next week!
Avatar 11:02pm WR:

Laters all y'all.
Avatar 11:02pm austinrich:

Keep me posted, Scott67! I need some garage-trash, and I think you can deliver!
Avatar 11:02pm HyperDose:

Thanks Austin. This was fun! Very lively convo tonight, learned a lot!
Avatar 11:02pm austinrich:

Thanks WR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03pm Mr Fab:

Fascinating radio tonight, Austin. i can tell you put a lot of work into this one. Well done, sir.
Avatar 11:03pm austinrich:

Yeah, this was full on "Audio Essay" style, Hyperdose.
Avatar 11:03pm austinrich:

There are more History Lessons on the horizon... but after a few live / new shows, first.
Avatar 11:04pm austinrich:

I'm still trying to find my "Elvis Costello" year. Am I missing something? What should I have that I don't?
Avatar 11:05pm austinrich:

Thanks Everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06pm Scott67:

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