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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 February 15, 2022: The People Who Died: 2022 Edition

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The People Who Progged
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Steven Sondheim  No More   Favoriting Into The Woods 
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Budgie  Make Me Happy   Favoriting Squawk 
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King Crimson  I Talk To The Wind   Favoriting In the Court of the Crimson King 
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Procol Harum  Cerdes Outside the Gates Of   Favoriting Procol Harum 
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Electronique Fantastique
Peanuts  Briefcase   Favoriting A Charlie Brown Valentine 
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The Ventures  Journey To The Stars   Favoriting Ventures In Space 
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Dr. Johnny Fever  Drunk Test   Favoriting WKRP in Cincinnati 
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Garry Bradbury  Memory Lane   Favoriting Panspermia Plus 
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Vangelis  Main Titles   Favoriting Blade Runner Soundtrack 
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Michaelangelo Antonioni  Opening Title Sequence   Favoriting La Notta Film 
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Land of Broken Hearts
Peanuts  I Haven't Seen Your Name Yet   Favoriting A Charlie Brown Valentine 
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The Ventures  Lullaby of The Leaves   Favoriting "Ginchy" b/w "Lullaby of The Leaves" 
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Erik Muller  First Poem   Favoriting Live At A Reading 
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Erik Muller  Second Poem   Favoriting Live At A Reading 
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The Five Satins  Land of Broken Hearts   Favoriting  
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The Dixie Cups  Iko Iko   Favoriting Chapel of Love 
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Dr. Johnny Fever  Pink Floyd   Favoriting WKRP in Cincinnati 
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Betty Davis  They Say I'm Different   Favoriting They Say I'm Different 
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Peanuts  Refreshments Will Be Served In The Back   Favoriting A Charlie Brown Valentine 
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MX-80  Halloween Theme   Favoriting Das Love Boat 
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A Phone Call From Pete da Fraser
Pete da Fraser  Phone Interview   Favoriting 11 February 2022 
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The Long Division Trio  House   Favoriting Live at Sprout, Springfield, Oregon, 9-11-2015 
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Remember Valsetz  Percussion/Log Jam   Favoriting Live at the Butte Tavern, Nov 21, 1989 
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The Long Division Trio  Fifty-Nine   Favoriting Live at Sprout, Springfield, Oregon, 9-11-2015 
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Pure, Unprocessed Worm
The Giant Worm  Moment   Favoriting Paging Dr. Pavlov 
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The Giant Worm  Off The Shelf   Favoriting Soundcloud Selections 
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The Giant Worm  Do Not Panic   Favoriting Soundcloud Selections 
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The Giant Worm  Invisible   Favoriting Paging Dr. Pavlov 
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The Giant Worm  The Goldfish Goes Hungry   Favoriting protoWorm 
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The Giant Worm  Cheese / Abandon Ship   Favoriting Live at the Space, 5/28/17 
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Elegy For Those We Lost
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Brian Eno  Prophecy Theme   Favoriting The Dune Soundtrack (1984) 
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Listener comments!

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Austin Rich:

Good Hello!
Avatar 8:57pm
Xeres of Xeron:

I've reset my modem and router, ready to rumble.
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Austin Rich:

While The Ventures aren't exactly Prog, The Ventures In Space is about a Proggy as they ever got.
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Krys O.:

Hey, hey, hey!
  9:01pm
AndrewBunny:

Well, hello!
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Austin Rich:

Good Hello, @Xeres of Xeron, @Krys O, and @AndrewBunny! Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar 🎸 9:04pm
Krys O.:

My dad, when he was in his 70s and beyond, would comb through the obituaries of the local paper every day to look for people he knew.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Austin Rich:

Hopefully this is more of a celebration, rather than a melancholy meandering through memories...
Avatar 🎸 9:05pm
Krys O.:

Hear, hear!
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HyperDose:

This is already getting me in the feels. Been in a weird headspace lately. Too much death in such a short amount of time.
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Aitch:

greetings and salmutations
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
Austin Rich:

Nearly all of these selections are only from 2022, even! Such a fast pace...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm
Austin Rich:

Good Hello, Aitch!
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Mr Fab:

Bowie died 5 months or so before Prince. But Blowfly died around the same day as Bowie.
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Mr. X:

When I was a teen, there was one record shop in town that sold imports. I always loved the Budgie album covers, but couldn't afford to buy imports.
  9:08pm
{AN} EeL:

I had a co-worker long ago that was a HUGE Budgie fan
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Austin Rich:

I mostly know Budgie from reputation. But I've enjoyed most of the stuff I've heard.

Your right, Mr. Fab! I forgot that it was months before! My memory is already going...
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Krys O.:

I'm sorry for the collective losses. A friend of mine passed away recently in a nursing home. She wasn't much older than me. I'm planning on a little tribute to her in the next show.

2017 was a very rough year with four very good friends dying.
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Austin Rich:

I had a chance to see Blowfly, and I missed it. I was such a fool in College.
  9:09pm
{AN} EeL:

Austin I think being a fool in college is part of the deal
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Austin Rich:

While I could have played Foreigner, I decided I like early King Crimson better.
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Austin Rich:

I think you're right, An Eel. And: great to see you in the chat!
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Mr. X:

Who died: Budgie bassist Burke Shelley
  9:10pm
AndrewBunny:

I'm only 59, and my friends are already dying in greater numbers than I ever would've thought.
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Krys O.:

Sadly, Judy Dyble who had a beautiful rendition of this song passed away not long ago. She was very personable and approachable on social media. She would send messages and comments to practically everyone.
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Mr. X:

Who died: Ventures guitarist Don Wilson
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Austin Rich:

I was thinking that, myself, @AndrewBunny. Aren't we not that old?
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HyperDose:

This was the right choice 🕯️
Very happy to be present and alive with you all
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm
Austin Rich:

Thanks for the run-down, Mr. X! I'll try to give some factoids during the next VO...
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Krys O.:

@AndrewBunny: I'll be 59 later this year. I know the feeling.
  9:11pm
{AN} EeL:

Enjoying the show despite the potential melancholy of it - Glad I can tune in. Good call on the crimson o'er foreigner
  9:11pm
AndrewBunny:

Austin, I didn't think we were!
Avatar 🎸 9:12pm
Krys O.:

There is beauty in sadness. We can't be happy all the time. That would be effing boring, right?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:12pm
Austin Rich:

Those early King Crimson albums are so good. I would play them at punk shows I'd be DJing, and people would look at me funny. But now they are fans!
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HyperDose:

What the cathartic nature of a sad song feels like to me: i0.wp.com...
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Geoff-U:

Good evening Austin
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Austin Rich:

Whoops. Preview of the next song...
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PaulRobeson1920:

Good evening ya’ll

It’s way past my bed time but the music is calling us
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Krys O.:

That happens. No worries, Austin Rich.
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Austin Rich:

Good Hello, Geoff-U! And I don't think I said hello to @Hyperdose, either! Or PaulRobeson1920!
  9:15pm
{AN} EeL:

@ Austin - A good friend forced Crimson on me, & I Forced Psychic TV on them. I for sure got the better deal out of it -
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Austin Rich:

Okay, I didn't play it, but I have a fondness for Procol Harum because I watched Northern Exposure as a kid.

Am I the only one that remembers them destroying a piano in one episode to "Whiter Shade of Pale"? I couldn't find any corroboration of it online...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:16pm
Austin Rich:

That's a good trade, An Eel!
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Mr Fab:

I keep thinking this song is going to be "Season of the Witch"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:17pm
Austin Rich:

It's almost... but not quite... there...
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Mr. X:

Good point, Fab.
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PaulRobeson1920:

Hello Mr.Austin Rich!
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Scott67:

G'day Austin & Mutants! Took me a minute to limp over here today.
👍😎🍻👣🎶📻🌞🌏
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:18pm
Austin Rich:

Good Hello, @Scott67! We'll save some space on the couch and some painkillers for ya.
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Geoff-U:

I'm actually enjoying this sans narcotics, first day with no Vicodin since I broke my arm and got surgery, yay!
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Scott67:

Cheers mate! That's another reason I'm late. My Sister rang, so I was putting in my pain relief order. Including the buck a can from Vietnam.
👍😎🍻
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PaulRobeson1920:

No Human being can ever be lost

Rather they have been returned to where they came from. Restored, as we all must be someday

Baby
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drowsy:

...you rang?
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Mr. X:

@Austin, you are so thorough with the research and info! Thanks!
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drowsy:

Very happy to be here early-ish! Thanks Austin Rich! What's up Los Mutantes?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
Austin Rich:

This, to me, is THE Johnny Fever clip that I think about - probably ever since I was 12 - when I think of Johnny Fever.
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Mr Fab:

in case you missed the definitive tribute to Dr Johnny Fever: wfmu.org...
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Will the Sound Guy:

Hi Austin Rich and all!!!
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Austin Rich:

Good Hello, drowsy! And Will the Sound Guy!
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Austin Rich:

"It was once sort of a hobby."
  9:27pm
Arje D Irie Mon:

Put your valentines in the box and proceed to the dance floor piano pal
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Austin Rich:

Thanks for the link, Mr. Fab! I was gonna dig that up for the next VO.

Good Hello, Arje D Irie Mon!
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Austin Rich:

People probably know Garry Bradbury better as one of the members of Severed Heads. But his solo work is great, and almost all is on Bandcamp, too. I'm not sure who gets the money now, hopefully the family...
  9:31pm
AndrewBunny:

Got to see Severed Heads many moons ago when I lived in the Orlando area. MC 900 Ft Jesus opened, and the show was just fantastic
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Geoff-U:

Lucky!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:31pm
Austin Rich:

As an experimental artist, this and Nurse With Wound are sort of platonic ideals for making art. I'm nowhere near as good, but I aspire.

Very Jealous, @AndrewBunny!
  9:33pm
AndrewBunny:

Vangelis passed away?
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Scott67:

Snake Scale!!
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Austin Rich:

I used to have a copy of the audio from Blade Runner (the whole movie), that I would put on to sleep to. But this particular soundtrack mix sort of throws me.

No, Douglas Trumbell, the FX person for Blade Runner passed.
  9:34pm
AndrewBunny:

Oh, right! He did 2001 as well. Huge loss.
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Scott67:

Have this soundtrack, & every version of Blade Runner. A fave Film experience of my youth, & now!
👍😎
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Geoff-U:

Austin have you heard Ran Slavin? "The Mediterranean Drift" is recommended - noisy and ambient in all the right ways
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:35pm
Austin Rich:

Hmmmmm. I'll have to check that out, Geoff-U. Your picks are always solid.
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drowsy:

wow - I like that story! I really hope the proposed serial Blade Runner gets made and gets made well.
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Scott67:

Wrote an essay on Blade Runner at Uni.
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Austin Rich:

Scott67: I'm still impressed with what they did, considering everything stacked against it.
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Austin Rich:

I wrote one at college, too!
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Austin Rich:

(Minored in Film. I wrote about Repo Man, too.)
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Scott67:

Austin, true!! Have youread the book my whatsisname Salmon?
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Geoff-U:

I actually won tickets to Bladerunner on KFLY radio. Because I was only 11 years old, my dad had to accompany me. He thought it was going to be some silly space shoot-em-up. We came out of the movie and he was stoking his beard in philosophical contemplation lol
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Scott67:

I was Visual Art. Love Repo Man too & & & geeking here!!!
  9:39pm
AndrewBunny:

Music comp/theory. But I minored in philosophy. Is there even such a thing as "minoring" though?
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Scott67:

All faves!!
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PaulRobeson1920:

@AndrewBunny Epictetus?

Way way past my bed time
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PaulRobeson1920:

Standing on the shoulders of giants
  9:45pm
AndrewBunny:

Existentialism. Camus, Nietzsche's Will to Power. I'd mostly write my papers the night before they were due, inspired by drinking much Schaeffer's Beer...
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PaulRobeson1920:

I could copy & Past Epictetus’s ideas concerning the ultimate, however where is the fun in that!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46pm
PaulRobeson1920:

Ah shucks, well

Learning is a
Self process & the teacher is there to guide
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PaulRobeson1920:

Now, I may not be the most articulate teacher or even a very good one but you tell em’ they don’t have to run…
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Austin Rich:

I wonder if you could do a check of College Education at Sheena, and start some sort of school. I bet we all know enough to teach something good.
  9:51pm
AndrewBunny:

Perfect track for Mardi Gras season! Always loved this track
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:52pm
Austin Rich:

I wanted to play something that wasn't Chapel of Love, and I really like that one.
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Mr. X:

Erik Muller's poetry reading was at Barnes & Noble in Eugene, 1/13/2019. The event was called Burnin' Down the Barnes.
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Austin Rich:

That's excellent, Mr. X! Do you know the names of the poems?
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Scott67:

Animals with a laugh track, trips me every time.
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Mr. X:

Unfortunately I am finding no info about the poem titles.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:54pm
Austin Rich:

I wanted to play Funkadellic after this song, but just ran out of time.
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PaulRobeson1920:

Epictetus was not concerned with where or in what circles he could teach. His philosophy was for one & all. The common man, the begger, the king, women, children, soldiers, hermits, Herman's hermits
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Mr. X:

Love all the name dropping in the Betty Davis tune.
  9:55pm
AndrewBunny:

I'm concerned with the deeper significance of the fact that there was no Herman, just Peter Noone.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
Austin Rich:

I knew I liked Betty Davis, but hearing so much of her lately has really upped that game.
  9:56pm
AndrewBunny:

This Betty Davis track sounds like it could be a Cap'n Beefheart tune!
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Mr. X:

And she was married to Miles?
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Geoff-U:

this is great
  9:57pm
AndrewBunny:

Married less than a year, IIRC
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PaulRobeson1920:

Part of Epictetus’s enduring appeal and widespread influence is that he wasn’t fussy about distinguishing between professional philosophers and ordinary people. He expressed his message clearly and zealously to all people interested in living a morally awake life.

I LOVE BETTY DAVIS
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PaulRobeson1920:

While many readers have turned to Eastern sources for nonsectarian spiritual guidance, the West has had a vital, if overlooked, classic treasury of such helpful action-wisdom all along. One of the wittiest teachers who ever lived, Epictetus’s teachings rank with those contained in the greatest wisdom literature of human civilization. The Discourses could be thought of as the West’s answer to Buddhism’s Dhammapada or Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. Those who fault Western philosophy with being overly cerebral and inadequately addressing the nonrational dimensions of life may be surprised to learn that The Art of Living is actually a philosophy of inner freedom and tranquility, a way of life whose purpose is to lighten our hearts.

An unexpectedly East-West flavor enlivens The Art of Living. On the one hand, its style is irrefutably Western: It exalts reason and is full of stern, no-nonsense moral directives. On the other hand, a soft Easterly wind seems to blow when Epictetus discusses the nature of the universe. His depiction of Ultimate Reality, for instance, which he equates with Nature itself, is remarkably fluid and elusive: startlingly reminiscent of the Tao.

For Epictetus, a happy life and a virtuous life are synonymous. Happiness and personal fulfillment are the natural consequences of doing the right thing.
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PaulRobeson1920:

Bed Timeee
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Mid-Fodder Oatations:

Evening Austin and all, pulling up a rocking chair in the front row.
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PaulRobeson1920:

Thank you! I’ll be Glistening till I fall asleep
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Austin Rich:

I'm a sucker for that Universal Telephone Ring Sound effect.
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Austin Rich:

Good hello, Mid-Fodder Oatations!
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Austin Rich:

One of the first bands to send me music when I decided to relaunch my radio show as "Mid-Valley Mutations" was The Giant Worm. (My show changed names around then, but I've been on the air since 98.) Xeres sent me TONS of Worm recordings, and they were early supporters of the new show.

I had them on for Episode #24.

midvalleymutations.com...
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Austin Rich:

One of my favorite Giant Worm memories was when I was asked to MC, and perform at, a fest they threw in Eugene a few years ago. While my voice and stuff I was doing is all over this too much, you get a lot of cool music in this YouTube Playlist, that features a Worm Performance, too:

youtube.com...
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Mid-Fodder Oatations:

Listening in while winding the day down.
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Mr. X:

The hubcap collection was collectively known as the "hubcaphone."
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Austin Rich:

When my show was still called "Blasphuphmus Radio," I helped fund one of the Olympia Experimental Fests, and got some Giant Worm stuff (a CD and a poster) for helping fund it, which was my first taste of The Giant Worm. (This was in the early 2010's, I think?)

Not long after, we were negotiating how to get them live on What's This Called? (The show I was an engineer for for many years while I lived in Portland.)

And then, finally: their appearances on my show.

I'll have to find a link to that photo later, and put it in the podcast show notes.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:14pm
Austin Rich:

I hope Pete is listening! Is he in the chat or anything?
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Mr. X:

We had a section of the studio wall where we scrawled amusing potential names for the band.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:17pm
Austin Rich:

Hopefully you snapped some photos of that wall at some point?
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Mr. X:

The Jell-o Show was an annual event in Eugene sponsored by the Radar Angels. Might still be going on, for all I know.
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Mr. X:

AR: I think I do have some shots of the wall. I'll hunt around for them.
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Austin Rich:

The Long Division Trio came to Salem to play once, for a show I put on. It was one of the tightest performances I've ever seen, and the staff at The Space all pulled me aside to ask, "Where did you find this band?"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:19pm
Austin Rich:

("The Space" was the name of the club, which doesn't exist anymore.)
  10:24pm
Pete da Fraser:

I'm here and there!
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Mr. X:

Pete!
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Austin Rich:

Pete is here! Did you catch the call, Pete?
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Austin Rich:

While we mentioned it in the call, it should be mentioned that all of these performances by The Giant Worm are improvised. No overdubs, no planning. I think that helps give some insight into things.
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Mr. X:

This poetry blows me away, Pete. Nice work.
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Austin Rich:

While I love all these selections, and I was happy to play them, these were hand picked by the members of The Giant Worm.

Mr. X & Pete: any thoughts regarding why you picked these songs?
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Mr. X:

Moment is just pretty. And short.
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Austin Rich:

Short is one of those qualities I would like to embody, musically, someday. But I'm too long in the tooth, I think.
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Mr. X:

Pete chose Off the Shelf. But I'd say it showcases Gary's jazzy side.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:31pm
Austin Rich:

You should probably prepare a statement about "protoWorm," Mr. X...
  10:32pm
Pete da Fraser:

Yes X Man, I love his drumming on Off The Shelf, and how we play of each other. Plus I got the last beer.
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Austin Rich:

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Mr. X:

Well, we were talking about how the band went through decades of not being able to settle on a name. So when I started work on making a digital archive of the old tapes, I needed a label. So I came up with the term "protoWorm" to cover everything the band did before it settled on the name The Giant Worm.
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Austin Rich:

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Austin Rich:

A practical name! I love it.
  10:36pm
Ellen:

Hi, Austin! I've been working, but I hopped on for the Giant Worm tribute. If my memory serves, I saw Robert & company at Cozmic Pizza?
  10:37pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I'm going to enjoy scrolling through the chat to get a sense of what work made me miss.
  10:37pm
Pete da Fraser:

And Fred Kellogg is on beatbox on Do Not Panic. Personally, I am unable to panic any more, that's what a life of improv will do.
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Mr. X:

Gary is speaking through a bullhorn in Do Not Panic.
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Mr. X:

Welcome, Ellen. Yes, I remember you were at that show.
  10:39pm
Pete da Fraser:

I only wish Gary could have saved me from my ex-wife like he did that damn mantis.
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Mr. X:

Pete, I think Invisible was one of your picks, also?
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Scott67:

Apparently decapitation completes copulation.
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austinrich:

Good Hello, Ellen! Great to see you in the chat.
  10:40pm
Pete da Fraser:

Correct, I like Invisible. Nice work all around I think, love Colin's bass.
  10:40pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I loved Northern Exposure. twitter.com...
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austinrich:

The rhythm section of The Giant Worm impressed me a ton. And it was all improvised.
  10:41pm
Pete da Fraser:

Scott, I'll have to introduce you to my ex-wife.
  10:42pm
Ellen Lovebug:

@Mr. Fab, thanks for the link to the Johnny Fever tribute. That's worth a listen!
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austinrich:

This is the earliest Worm recording included in this show, I think?
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Mr. X:

The rhythm section of Colin and Gary specialized in what they called "angular" rhythms.
  10:42pm
Ellen Lovebug:

@Austin I saw Severed Heads, with Skinny Puppy, while I was in high school, at the Metro in Chicago
  10:43pm
Pete da Fraser:

X Man, was the Cozmic Pizza gig the last one we did in Eugene? Or something different?
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austinrich:

Very cool, Ellen! I'm super jealous. What a line-up!
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Mr. X:

Yes, "Goldfish" is from the early 90s. I believe the guitarist is Karl Becker who later joined Jolly Mon.
  10:43pm
Ellen Lovebug:

@Austin I saw Nurse With Wound in Portland with various folks from the Merkin Lounge and Icky's crowd. Pretty sure it was Elijah and Arlan.
  10:44pm
ramencity:

Just got back from Thai food, and boy is my stomach tired!
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Mr. X:

@Pete: Yes
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Geoff-U:

this is great
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austinrich:

I had been trying to wrangle the Giant Worm to play Salem, and we finally made it work... except Pete couldn't make it. So I was asked to take recordings of Pete's voice, and play them along with a live performance of The Worm, at the show.

It worked, and these are recordings from that show. I had a lot of fun at that show, and always wanted to do it again. That was the time I was talking about, where I would look over, and Gary would be looking at me, every time. I suspect everyone who plays with him says that.

"It was me! He was looking at me!"
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Geoff-U:

anyone here like Hell Cows?
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austinrich:

(Full video of this show at The Space:

www.facebook.com...)
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austinrich:

I've got a Hell Cows record.
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Mr. X:

Gary was big on eye contact. That's why Pete's sound booth had a window in it.
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Geoff-U:

I loved the Hell Cows brand of angular skronk, reminds me of this
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austinrich:

I played a show with a band that had Hell Cows members in it. I was always asking them about Hell Cows.
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Mr. X:

Saw Hell Cows warm up for the Butthole Surfers.
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austinrich:

Hell Cows and Godzik Pink were particularly great at that kind of Skronk.
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austinrich:

The mix on this show sounds pretty good, Mr. X. You did great. I need to get the full mix from you.
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Geoff-U:

this sounds wonderful and the playing is amazing
  10:48pm
ramencity:

I saw Hell Cows open for Thinkin' Fellers. In the audience were random chaps on acid dressed as Victorian undertakers. Ah, Eugene...
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Mr. X:

I'll get that to you soon, AR.
  10:48pm
Pete da Fraser:

X Man, absolutely right! Austin, you were asking me what it was like to play with Gary. He sat at his kit, staring you in the eye, waiting like a tiger at the watering hole. In a friendly way of course.
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Geoff-U:

haha ramencity
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austinrich:

I never saw the Fellers, but I saw White Shark Shivers, and that was basically the Fellers in a new form.
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austinrich:

Great to see you in the chat, ramencity!
  10:49pm
ramencity:

Moo moo buckaroo!
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Mr. X:

I was having problems with my saxophone mouthpiece during this show. So I removed it and blew into the horn as if it was a trumpet.
  10:51pm
geebers:

hey pete! geebers is at the watering hole!
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austinrich:

This was a fun night, Mr. X. There were some other great bands that same show. I think I have recordings of more of the other bands, too. Somewhere...
  10:52pm
Pete da Fraser:

Part the grass slowly, Geebers.
  10:52pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I'm sorry for your loss of Feyd. Your new furbabies are darlings.
  10:52pm
Ellen Lovebug:

What do we have to look forward to next week, Austin?
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Geoff-U:

Great show Austin, thank you
  10:52pm
ramencity:

Won't Feyd Away...
  10:53pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I used to fall asleep to Neroli by Brian Eno
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austinrich:

Fortunately, Feyd died of old age, and we took care of her to the very end. We had a great time with her, but sometimes... it's time to say goodbye.
  10:54pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I'm certain that she felt your love through every moment
  10:54pm
Pete da Fraser:

Sorry about Feyd, Austin. And many, many thanks for a beautiful and touching show. Let's play in the future, whichever future, whichever world.
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Mr. X:

Austin, it really helped me to process my grief to do this project with you. It was nice to have something constructive, yet meaningful, to do.
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austinrich:

Now, the official soundtrack version of this tune is not this long. I think some fun person on the internet cooked up this "longer" version for fun, and it sounds pretty good to me, so I've decided to run with it. But Certainly, Eno's original version is a little shorter.

Rumor has it that Eno composed more Dune music when the project was going to be with the previous director, Jodorowsky. However, only this piece has surfaced, so I think it's safe to say that this is probably as far as Eno ever got.
  10:56pm
Ellen Lovebug:

That's so beautiful. Your love was evident in your voice.
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austinrich:

Thanks Mr. X! There's bee too much loss lately. Hopefully we have been able to celebrate those we lost, rather than wallow.

But there's probably time for wallowing, too.
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austinrich:

I was debating going a third hour, and just playing MX-80, since we lost Bruce Anderson, too. But I'll have to save that for another show.
  10:58pm
ramencity:

I didn't know abt Bruce Anderson! Mymyonga Von Bontee is still my all-time fave geetar solo...
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Mr. X:

Thank you too, Austin. And I'll second what Pete said, let's collaborate on more stuff.
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austinrich:

Well, I'm going a few minutes over, but I should say goodbye soon, as the show is wrapping up. Thanks everyone who was in the chat! We had fun, and it's been a heavy show. Next week maybe I'll play a silly show or something, to balance it out.
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austinrich:

I think Bruce was just the other day, ramencity. But so much other stuff has happened, that it all gets drowned out.
  11:00pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I'll do my best to be part of the fun at least a half hour each Monday and Tuesday. I really enjoy your programming
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austinrich:

I so enjoy doing these shows on The Jungle Room. It really gives me something to look forward to each week, and there's a great community here. I have a blast every week.
  11:02pm
Ellen Lovebug:

I rejoice for you, and I thank you :)
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austinrich:

Thanks everyone! It's been a heavy, but fun show. See ya'll next week!
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Mid-Fodder Oatations:

Thanks Austin, have a great night.
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Scott67:

Thanks Austin. Sorry mate, my sister was dropping in some pain relief.
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