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August 8, 2008: Radio Greats Weekend: Bart Plantenga "Wreck This Mess"; John Schnall "Midnight Matinee"; Alan Watts
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|Bart Plantegna||Morosophy||Wreck This Mess||Bart is still very active as can be seen by visiting www.bartplantenga.com. Please visit and be sure to listen to the radio archives that are on his site. I'm sure that I will play some things that you may not be interested in during the next however many weeks/months/years I am broadcasting. During those brief periods when you might find the Inflatable Squirrel Carcass not fulfilling your listener needs, feel free to visit Bart's site. An aside: Bart's show was the show that made me realize that knowing the name of the song that I just heard really is not that important. It's the juxtapositions and the flow of ideas that are most important to these ears.|
|John Schnall||I Fall To Pieces||Midnight Matinee||Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4FJXb06vlQ for a visual component of this episode. John is also very active and you can go to www.quality-schnallity.com to see what he has been up to. The same deal applies here as mentioned above in Bart's write-up. The Midnight Matinee archive is a place you should visit. Movies the way they oughta be + Radio the way it oughta be = Two things that oughta be the way they're not but then if they were this way then we'd be doing something other than what we're doing because we'll always be fighting. Thank your own personal deities for that. And if you don't have one thank the general nothing that we're all apart of.|
|Alan Watts||Not What Should Be But What Is||The Alan Watts lecture series was broadcast for many, many years on WFMU. It was the first show that I listened to on a regular basis. It was the first show that I worked on at the station; three years of board monitoring, listening to and scheduling the tapes (along with Joe Frank) for broadcast. When figuring out what to do for the third hour, I wasn't sure what to broadcast. I didn't really want to play an hour of music. I didn't think that anyone would really want to come on and talk for an hour at 1 am. And since the general mood is one of nostalgia during this weekend (a mood I generally find distasteful), I feel that Alan Watts helps me fondly remember those days of initial discovery of the station when I began to expose my ears to everything that has come to mean so much to me. It also reminds me of a time when I drooled less.|
|No Secrets In The Family||Que Sera Sera||Play & Strange Laughter||RecRec||The first song I played on my own show (see my trading card) was Amon Duul's "Sandoz In The Rain." But the first song I played on the air was this song. Alan Watts' lectures could run anywhere from 40 minutes to 60 minutes. I began to look forward to running the 40 to 50 minute tapes so I could at least play a few tunes eventually leading me to putting in for a show. So thank you Mr. Watts. And in the spirit of this weekend, thank you to all the great DJs, volunteers and listeners who keep this wonderful station going. You know who you are.|
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