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  • ninplant@xs4all.nl
    wReck thiS meSS ƒ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ƒ Amsterdam Adventures in UNsound: no. 178* Secret Brit Sounds Maandag, 22 April 2002 (17.00 to 19.00)
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      wReck thiS meSS ƒ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ƒ Amsterdam

      Adventures in UNsound: no. 178* > Secret Brit Sounds

      Maandag, 22 April 2002 (17.00 to 19.00)


      The Haunted Ballroom > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      The Toupé & Glistening Teeth > Chris Dooks [2]
      Haunting Me > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Mauve > The Anguis Method [3]
      A Summer Romance > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      + I've Had Enough
      Gravity & Friction> Chris Dooks [2]
      4 am Landing > The Anguis Method [3]
      Dimensional 5-6 > Dallas Simpson [4]
      Dream Waltz > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Gypsy Battle Cry > Chris Dooks [2]
      After The Horse Sale > Chris Dooks [2]
      A Handful of Stars > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Being Married I Have No Choice > Chris Dooks [2]
      Exhale > Chris Dooks [2]
      Request Dance > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Inhale > Chris Dooks [2]
      Papua New Guinea > Future Sound of London [4]
      In the Dark > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Ringtones [multiple, etc.] > Various [7]
      + Reign O'er Me [altered] > The Who [5]
      05/09/58 > Chris Dooks [2]
      Reckless Night > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Little Angels > Chris Dooks [2]
      Ringtones [multiple, etc.] > Various [7]
      Thronged with Ghosts > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Money Man > Who [6]
      Silver Buckles > Chris Dooks [2]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [1, 2] > Peter Cusak [8]
      + Reign O'er Me [altered] > The Who [5]
      Black Market Clash [reverberating nanoseconds] > Clash [9]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [3] > Peter Cusak [8]
      Ringtones [multiple, etc.] > Various [7]
      The Runaway Train > Chris Dooks [2]
      YBlack Market Clash [reverberating nanoseconds] > Clash [9]
      our Favourite London Sounds [4] > Peter Cusak [8]
      Anti Socialism > Chris Dooks [2]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [6] > Peter Cusak [8]
      Unity > Chris Dooks [2]
      Ringtones [multiple, etc.] > Various [7]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [7,8] > Peter Cusak [8]
      An Outsider from Finland > Chris Dooks [2]
      Voodoo Ray > A Guy Called Gerald [10]
      Black Market Clash [reverberating nanoseconds] > Clash [9]
      You and the Night > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [9] > Peter Cusak [8]
      One's Own Physical Difficulties > Chris Dooks [2]
      Moonlight Serenade > The Caretaker vs V/Vm [1]
      Your Favourite London Sounds [10, 11] > Peter Cusak [8]


      [*] Includes 177 which was a show devoted to the entire album "THE
      SEVEN SAGES OF MESOPOTAMIA: Tales from Black Magheddo for Wreck This
      Mess" produced by Black Faction [Andy Diey] <www.alchemyaudiolab.com>
      from the UK. It combines the best elements of abrasive industrial
      post-Muslimguaze dub and the most subtle and furtive and stealthy
      ambient dub to create one of my favorite discs of 2002. See Radio 100
      list 104.

      [1] "Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom" on V/VM
      <vvm@...>> This is diabolical and enchanting stuff at the
      same time. Sea-faring and seasickness. Sounds from a sinking ballroom
      full of drunken ghosts who only half-remember their pasts and songs.
      It reminds me of Culturcide and other infiltrators, other omniverous
      saboteurs like RRR, Negativland, Bran Flakes, Tape Beatles, Daniel
      Stephen Crafts, John OswaldŠ More laterŠ They sent me a treasure
      chest full of discs.

      [2] "To Look North" on Isis <isis@...> is Chris Dooks
      [aka Bovine Life <www.bip-hop.com>] very interesting
      archivist-sampling project, done under the auspices of a UK Year of
      the Artist residency. He absorbed 100s of hours of classic and
      forgotten documentary footage from Northern England culture. What he
      did was to pinch precise defining sonic instants of these films and
      rearrange them and bring to life a kind of kaleidoscopic image of
      Northern England that wasn't all drab working class material about
      industry, strikes... He hoped to create another image of this area
      that would allow the listener to get a more full-bodied robust and
      eclectic view. There are many funny, surreal, unreal, humorous and
      poetically mundane bits that when woven together create a great sonic
      tapestry that truly brings this area to life. If as the press release
      claims, this disc is meant as nothing more than a promo, then what
      exactly is the end-product it is promoting?

      [3] "The Anguis Method: 2908 ep" on Snake Industries Recordings
      <http://www.snakeindustries.co.uk>. 3-cut EPCD with some sounds that
      remind me of the Durutti Column, A Small Good Thing and in its subtle
      pastiche manner a thousand films or osnic references that remind you
      of visual moments you can't quite put your mind to naming.

      WTM: What is the Anguis Method?

      CVE: The anguis method has been a project that i have been working
      upon and producing for a few years. the musik is, as you will
      recognize, very much in the film soundtrack style which has overtones
      of every element of sound that can be imagined and used, and that's
      as good a starting point as any. all compositions are played and
      produced by myself, although when it has rarely ventured into the
      'live' arena i have been accompanied by other musicians, to sprinkle
      and produce another version. anguis' (latin/abbreiviation) meaning
      'Snake', need i say any more.

      [4] "Dimensional #5-9" by Dallas Simpson
      <waterpump@...> was recorded in 1998 and according to
      DS is "a rare departure from my usual 'found sounds with native
      materials' improvisations. In this case I obtained a sheet of
      military grade titanium from a local Army Surplus store and took it
      to the railway bridge at night. The improvisation lasted about 45
      mnutes and was entirely unrehearsed and spontaneous. The derelict
      railway track bed originally served the Bilsthorpe Colliery nearby.
      The audio was cut up and reassembled altering the original time
      line... The bowed sounds are abstract-like in nature, punctuated with
      sounds of rosining the violin / double bass bows. I wanted to create
      a lament which had resonance on a number of levels -- hence the title
      which alludes to the dimensionality of spiritual realms... I have
      tried to offer a sense of 'mining' lumps of transcendent sounds from
      the metal sheet whereby the creative act represents the liberation of
      the military artefact into the service of homage to the almost
      extinct Nottinghamshire Mining Community." DS's work with his copious
      and personal notes reminds me in a modern way of the program music
      that classic composers wrote where accompanying notes went far into
      explaining exactly what animal, what nature sound was represented by
      what instrument and what kind of scene was being painted by the
      music. But then DS is not interested in conquering nature so much as
      trying to figure exactly how to cohabit with[in] it.

      [4a] "Strange Music To Dance" on no known label because this was a
      borrowed CD-R. It includes some interesting late-80s & mid-90s and
      21st century type material like the return of the Stereo Mcs, Massive
      Attack, Daft Punk, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Underworld, Bomb the Bass, Jam
      & Spoon...

      [5] "Quadrophenia" What can you say about this pompous fake opera of
      oddly affecting imagery. The movie far outstripping the musicŠ I have
      always wanted to like this [well I gave up trying a long time ago
      butŠ] and so I spun a few threads and grooves and, well, it is all a
      bit too literal and the music is always a bit subservient to the text
      and leaping to be taken seriously comositionallyŠ But then again
      Westside Story also gets on my nerves.

      [6] "Sell Out" They do but in a way you end up saying things like
      brilliant and fantabulous. This was British invasion at it's most
      enjoyably corrosive. Kinks' fans will probably care to and insist on
      differingŠ Great use of radio sounds format - More music More musicŠ

      [7] "Touch / Ringtones" on Touch <www.touch.demon.co.uk> is another
      great strategic disc from the label that invented intrepid sound
      strategies. This one is basically a sampler of various creative tones
      you could plug into your mobile / cell phone. Or it could encourage
      you to record or sample your own personal sound for the next
      generation of mobile phones that will have this option. This disc
      includes an incredible scan of possible sounds you could download to
      greet you instead of one of those annoying and cliched rings. Is it
      an audio version of a personalized licenseplate. I think it might be
      more. Inc: John Hudak, Chris Watson, brandon Labelle, Ken Ikeda, The
      Japanese Imperial Army, Gen Ken, CM van Hausswolf, Fennesz, Ikue
      Mori, Gilbert & George, Ryoji Ikeda, Francisco Lopez, Radio
      Bulgaria, and manymany more. A great disc of high aesthetic concept
      and at the same time framed by its utter utility and spurred on by
      its brillianceŠ the notion that creativity [and small 3
      second-instants of pleasure and surprise] can replace annoying beeps
      and buzzes and mobile telephone rings.

      [8] "Your Favorite London Sounds" "Your Favorite London Sounds" on
      London Musicians' Collective <www.l-m-c.org.uk>. The man behind the
      concept is Peter Cusack who in the liner notes writes: "YFLS is an
      attempt to discover what Londoers think and feel about their city's
      rich and varied soundscape. Since it started in 1998 many people -
      inc. all 74 of London's Members of Parliament - have been asked the
      question, 'What is your favourite London sound and why?' The response
      has been very good...Hundreds of favourite sounds have been
      proposed... many have since been recorded... People have sent in
      recordings they made themselves..." PC's project sounds like some
      elaboration of the Situationists' adventures in psycho-geography
      where dream and reverie would re-conquer the urban transport grid.
      The accompanying booklet is by my old pal and radio phantom limb,
      Dave the former "Shyboy" DJ at WFMU. His recent interest in
      photography can be safely characterized as totally immersive - some
      would venture obsessive. But the end result are some very critical
      and yet reverential views of London. A kind of tautological dynamic
      forged by his critical acumen and his love of London. Tough love,
      gloriously mundane, painfully illuminating shots of London.

      [9] "Black Market Clash" on CBS. A great way to fool with sounds that
      defined a certain era/place. Same with the Who bits. Lots of reverb
      and effects added to have them bleed and throb and lilt into other
      pieces but never for more than seconds.

      "Deep Heat: Fight the Flame" on Telstar, London. All the mega-dance
      house hits from the late 80s. Includes some interesting retro but
      vital sounding stuff like De La Soul and the Wee Papa Girl Rappers,

      oo Lots of reactions about my show that covered [some] cover
      versions. Here is one from <wlt4@...>:

      >Sloop John B [Beachboys] > David Thomas
      >Sloop John B [Beachboys] > John Spence

      Everybody's heard the Beach Boys' version but this is actually an old
      folk song. Carl Sandburg included it in his song collection sometime
      during the 1920s. The Kingston Trio made a well-known version before
      the Beach Boys.

      oo and this from <meijerh@...>

      Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your meditation on cover
      artists. Have you heard Hank Williams III do Springsteen's "Atlantic

      oo and this from <pilsje@...>
      a particularly savory list of tunes. Hardly any of these have I heard. I
      love Toots's "Louie Louie", though. I want to record a hardcore
      version of "King of the Road". But I get to sing it.

      oo RE: Abbie Hoffman quotes: this from <goffen@...>:
      If you get a chance, read "Steal this Dream"...an oral biography of
      Abbie Hoffman. One of the best books I've read in a while. Lots of
      flattering and unflattering things said by people who knew him
      best....but you find yourself amazed at what he accomplished through
      the use of humor. There's been no one like him since......he really
      has become a posthumous hero for me.

      oo And this from <ontheqt@...>
      ŠIncidentally, in the original Abbie interview there was something he
      said that Andy Schwartz cut out of the final version. A mistake I
      thought. Abbie said that when he was a kid he heard a pop
      psychologist on the radio saying you could tell what kind of a person
      someone was, by which shoe they put on first every morning. (!) He.
      Abbie, then resolved to never put on his shoes in the same order
      again. I like this story 'cause it brings out the contrarian aspect
      of Abbie. Something I always relate to..."

      oo Short bits:
      o G-L-O-R-I-A goes the Cacherel commercial. Patti Smith singing the
      ole Van Morrison/Them standard. Amazing, another famous person
      thinking they can avoid the onus of doing ads for bucks by doing them
      in Europe. Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Dennis Hopper, Antonio
      Banderas, Harvey Keitel all have highly visible commercials here that
      play on Dutch TV. Or are these on TV in North America too? I guess
      with nesting comes nostalgia. I heard 2 commercials using Grand Funk
      Railroad songs!

      o Noa perfume uses a song by This Mortal Coil, I think its "Song of
      the Sailor," their cover version of Tim Buckley's song.

      o WTC: When I was back in NY in October I was confronted with the
      oxymoronic notion of the upside of all that downside. Besides empty
      airlines, friendlier service, and what I hoped was a kind of
      reevaluation of our relation to place and the public/social. Yes,
      that was a pleasant aspect of my trip then. NYers had gone
      temporarily soft and gushy-eyed... sentimental even. But only to the
      point [and this doesn't mean, for the most part friends and people i
      know who strangely enough almost ALL line up with the 12% who did not
      support Bush. It made me take notice of who I was. I was - duh! - a
      marginal and I had always been and this was made especially clear by
      this fact that i was and always have been surrounded by a bunch of
      leftoids, idealists, reasonablists, anti-warfare... And so it made me
      take note that I have always fit ito this pocket, and so other than
      strangers pushing up against that bubble with pick axes and mad faces
      I have lived in a world where things remain possible and people [for
      the most part]...

      And then I was handed this religious pamphlet in the vicinity of
      Times Square by a member of the Little Red Book Ministry [yes, the
      fundamentally and rigorously devout also have a sense of irony!] from
      North Greece, NY! The title of the pamphlet was THE GOSPEL OF JESUS
      CHRIST TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK CITY. Very very ... smart. Appeal to
      the Nyer as if Jesus were talking to them directly. Make them feel
      that indeed they are justified in thinking they are the inhabitants
      at the center of all that is happening. The graphic was a golden
      illuminated photo of the Twin Towers.


      I get lots of junk mail but this one almost found-poetically and
      haiku-like summed up america's pre-occupations in a nutshell:

      "We Find Missing People for YOU.....OR it's FREE!!
      As seen on OPRAH & recommended by SALLY JESSE
      Satisfaction GUARANTEED!!

      America Find your LOST LOVE from HIGH SCHOOL
      America Find the Person who SKIPPED TOWN owing you MONEY
      America Find the FRIEND you served with in COMBAT
      America Find that DEADBEAT PARENT..."

      oo I guarantee you that most of you have been accused of being
      closed-minded music snobs. I haven't been called this lately [altho I
      have had to defend myself in kind of gun down situations in bars in
      NY] but I was reminded of it when I noticed how bad radio is almost
      everywhere. I think, am I the only one who notices? Of course not.
      Am I the only one with a particularly thin piece of skin draped
      across my eardrum? Am I the only one who has fantasies and dream
      scenarios of how to set it all 'right'? I mention this because my
      comeback line to these kind of highbrow lowbrows [or vice versa] has
      always been: 'I listen to jazz, classical, electronic, hiphop, old
      pop, musics from many nations, rai, french, mussette, accordion,
      sailor songs, African music[s] and you are calling ME a snob when you
      only listen to overblown rancid power pop done by whiney postgrads
      with stolen and denatured riffs from every style of black musicŠ But
      I probably wouldn't say that any more. I'm either too mellowed, too
      smart/scared, or too busy to bother. This just rolled off my pant leg
      like a shot gun shell soŠ Any thoughts?

      * "plus another few hundred when it hits the BSI list!" Ezra

      Send all sound material for airplay and review to:
      Wreck This MeSS
      Radio 100 / Radio Patapoe
      bart plantenga
      Zeilstraat 23 / II
      1075 SB Amsterdam
      the Netherlands


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      <http://www.3ammagazine.com> under the title "Radiophotogram: Visual
      Radio". Also posted is a depth-of-focus interview with Judy Nylon.

      "For a more international, commercial feel, try 3am Magazine. . . .
      The cosmopolitan, rive gauche quality of the site is wonderfully
      obvious. From 'cutting edge short fiction' to political satire and
      music reviews, 3am is a dream publication for the young, literary and
      clued-up, and it counter-balances nicely the London/New York
      publishing behemoth." o Bill Broun, The Times (Monday April 30 2001).

      "Cool ezine 3am is worth taking a look at for a dip into the edgier
      waters of literature on the net." o Michelle Pauli, The Guardian


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