- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 259: knobsters
Maandag, 28 Juni 2004 (17.00 to 19.00)
"Every step of progress means a duty repudiated, and a scripture torn up."
o George Bernard Shaw
"God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise
and the weak things to confound the strong."
o Corinthians 1:27-28).
"Voting has humiliated the nation for decades."
o Benito Mussolini
Transfer > Matthew Rogalsky 
A Magic Square of 5 to Look At > Paul Panhuysen 
+ 1995 Answering Machine Messages Chez Nina
+ Go Away Fatty 
Lu Me Sceccu > Catania Cobbler 
Farewell > Matthew Rogalsky 
God Song > R. Stevie Moore 
Damaged Bedroom Minimalism > Shannon Fields vs Martin Nieznanski 
Live @ Diapason Part 1 > Matthew Rogalsky & Jane Henry 
What About Me > Quicksilver Messenger Service 
Ghostlake > Zeena Parkins & Ikue Mori 
Live @ Diapason Part 2 > Matthew Rogalsky & Jane Henry 
+ Close to the Lord > Repentant Ex-Rocker
Burchfield Nines > Michael Franks 
Deft > Phantom Orchard 
Bush > Black Sifichi 
9 > Coin Gutter 
Umbo Weti > Leon Thomas 
 "Transform / Farewell" <www.mrogalsky.net>. The sound of a dark
star giving birth to a pop star in a hospital fronting as a
speakeasy. Solution: corkscrew and duckdown pillow to the inner ear.
 "A Magic Square of 5 To Look At" on Plinkety Plonk
<www.beequeen.nl/plink.htm>. Liner notes: "A magic square is a series
of numbers arranged in a square grid so, that the sum of each
horizontal and vertical row of the corner diagonals is always the
same. Magic squares reveal harmony of number and refer to the nature
of existence and cosmic order dominated by mathematical regularity."
Not rock and roll, then. One of the more interesting
 A Self Hypnosis Tape for those who want to lose weight while they
are sleeping. It is all about changing your attitude, baby. We all
now know that the inverse relationship: as adventure vanishes from
everyday life, we see an increase in the need to compensate via oral
 "Folk Music from Italy" on Folkways. Not by Allen Lomax but
brilliant folk singing recordings from around Italy. "My Little
Donkey" is a song sung by a wagon driver about his donkey who was 40
years old when he died. Complete with incredible human impressions of
 "Objectivity" on RSM <www.rsteviemoore@com>Does the "R." stand
for "Roger" or "Rewind"? This is one of thousands!!! Of RSM releases.
He may be more [re]productive than the Fall. But most of it is worth
it. He brings a strange blend of strained pop vocals that can wander
off into effective jazz phrasing [like here], passion, irritation,
annoyance, sarcasm, anarcho-imprudence, noisy-self-destructive &/or
self-effacing lyrics and all presented with snippers of fluffy
hopefulness creating a body of work that can be likened to the
Beachboys in a head-on collision with XTC, with Wildman Fisher on the
collision scene as the investigating officer. Ignore Him At Your Own
Peril! "God Song" is a haunting jazz loungy rendition of a kind of
atheist declaration of independence
God Song (Robert Wyatt, Miller)
What on earth are you doing God?
is this some sort of joke you're playing?
Is it 'cause we didn't pray?
Well I can't see the point of the words without the action
Are you just hot air breathing over us?
and overall is it fun watching us all?
Where's your son? we want him again
Next time you send your boy down here
Give him a wife and a sexy daughter
- someone we can understand
Who's got some ideas we usually relate to
we've all read your rules - tried them.
Learned them in school then tried them
They're impossible rules
you've made us look fools
Well done God but now please don't hunt me down for heaven's sake!
You know that I'm only joking. Aren't I?
Pardon me - I'm very drunk
but I know what I'm trying to say
And It's nearly night time and we're still alone waiting
For something unknown Still waiting
So throw down a stone or something
Give us a sign for Christ's sake
 Praemedia <www.praemedia.com> Excellent sampler of North American
sound strategies that straddle a musty couch somewhere between music
that enhances dining and/or the mass slaughter of barnyard animals -
for a good cause.
 "Diapson Sept 2001" <www.mrogalsky.net>. The sound of transistors
melting in a magnetic storm. The immediate visuals that are
instigated by hearing MR live is a seismograph set up near the North
Pole then mixed with similar recordings taken in the middle of Death
Valley Is this the sound of our heart drifting further and further
away from the rest of our internal organs? This show was dedicated to
the fact that 2 hours after this show, Matthew Rogalsky was playing
as part of the 301 OT Kraakgeluiden [kraak having a double meaning of
crackling sound and squatting] Very nice to meet him again.
 "What About Me" on Capitol. Typical hippie blend of hair, drugs,
revolution, self-righteousness. Who ever said that LSD leads to
creativity! I thought so. Some records I hold on to regardless of how
much face I lose in the process! I keep them to see what it is I
liked about them then and why I can't STILL like them. "If you stand
up for what you believe / be prepared to be shot down I'm a fugitive
from injustice and against most of your laws". This is the kind stuff
Playboy/Esquire/New Yorker used to make fun of in their pages in the
1960-70s They should talk
 "Phantom Orchard" on Mego <www.mego.at>. Two of the most
relentlessly experimental of [female] experimenters. Interesting
synthesis of organic and digitalised sources. Something verging on
spectral and a kind of makeshift respite from undesired noise
 "Burchfield Nines" on Warner Brothers, 1978. This singer is
stuck on the mild side of Mose Allison and the jazzy side of James
Taylor. My first wife and I broke up in such a tumultuous huff back
in 1985 that she didn't even want this record back. Charles
Burchfield is a great New England based early-20th century painter of
psychologically tinged landscapes that make you think of
illustrations for a Washington Irving or E.A. Poe book. ""The Dali
drools, the Hartley shines / But all I see is those Burchfield Nines"
 "Fellatio Praecox: Outspoken Word Trips"
<http://www.blacksifichi.com> <http://www.romanapoli.com>. the
pre-release rougher versions of his excellent "Tick" on Noise Museum.
Imagine Ken Nordine as a renegade mercenary who after reading the
Surrealists turns against his former mates. This is a piece based on
a poem me and BS wrote via email [i believe]. It's about Bush senior
but who cares in the world of scarry clones.
 "All Your Dreams Are Meaningless" on No Type
<www.electrocd.com>. Throw an untuned radio into a trash barrel and
then have the band members fumbling for the dial looking to fine tune
it. In their failure to fine tune they come up with some sounds that
may reveal evidence that there are indeed phantoms residing on the
airwaves. The airwaves undergo a post-war exorcism. A battle played
out in the mists of a radio-active ether. Beings just melt into thin
air. Voices remain detached from anything resembling bodily ballast.
 "Leon Thomas in Berlin" RCA/Bluebird/BMG rerelease. Excellent
example of Thomas' energy, working here with Oliver Nelson and
brilliantly yodeling his head off. Incredible channeling of Pygmy
spirit voices that come in loud and clear over the transmitter
implanted in the late Leon Thomas's soul. If you want to hear the
future of vocals you're gonna have to go back to 1969 here. The
yodeling is nothing short of mind-boggling [I assume you still have
one to boggle].
-----> Radio update: Patapoe is in regeneration mode! Although it has
been a lengthy hiatus. We ether-addicts are just biting through
highly valued vinyl waiting to go back on the air. Good news on
almost all fronts. PTP HQ has been totally remodeled. Nice and
ergonomic. Got rid of the squat-trash chic decorative details. Now to
replace some of the ailing equipment. A recent meeting revealed that
we have a new transmitter: our last 2 met with their own timely
deaths - one bit the dust after our massive mast/antenna was struck
by lightning, the second just kept overheating in the terrible August
heatwave. So terrible that everyone was happy to lay in sunny Vondel
Park. The meeting also produced a secret donor of many hundreds of
euros. This allowed us to purchase a new transmitter. It has been
installed and for a half a day we were sending out very clear signal.
Then the distress calls: the transmitter was mirroring and thus
interfering with commercial stations [the kind of stn who depends on
bad djs spinning bad music to lure in bad advertising] and so here
we are again off the air. But with some slight adjustments, we should
be on the air in a week - stronger, clear, with more of a sense of
purpose, mission and mischief. [This playlist is way out of order:
but what is chronology but the artificial lockstep of time made way
-----> Some FBI Instructions for 4th of July Terrorists [not kidding!]:
The FBI bulletin repeated for local authorities a previously released
list of indicators often associated with suicide bomber attacks
overseas. These include:
o Irregular, loose-fitting clothing not appropriate for warm weather,
possibly with "protruding bulges or exposed wires"' or a noticeable
o "Sweating, mumbling (prayers) or unusually calm and detached
behavior.'' In addition, people who refuse to show their hands,
possibly to conceal a detonator.
o Disguises, including military, police, medical or firefighter
uniforms or someone posing as a pregnant woman.
o Large or heavy baggage not appropriate for the location, such as a
big duffel bag carried into a restaurant.
[the scary/joke part is this could easily describe half of Americans]
-----> Are We Hooked on Happy Pills? By Linda Marsa
Americans' use of medications like Prozac has soared over the past
few years. Is our growing pill habit a necessary antidote for our
increasingly stressful lives, or do we just feel entitled to
happiness on demand? antidepressants have brought relief. The SSRI
(selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) drugs, such as Prozac,
Zoloft, Paxil, and Celexa, which boost levels of the mood-altering
brain chemical serotonin, have proven to be useful in controlling
depression. Increasingly, doctors are dispensing these SSRIs for
their anxiety-ridden patients, too. As a result, the number of
prescriptions being written for SSRI medications has soared, with
more than 142 million dispensed in 2003, up from 98 million in 2000,
an increase of 45 percent. And millions even take tranquilizers, such
as Valium, the "mother's little helpers" that our parents' generation
used to calm the jitters.
As use of SSRIs becomes more commonplace, some mental health experts
have tried to sound a cautionary note. They worry that a growing
population of Americans is medicating what are really just normal
variations in temperament. ("Feeling sad? Anxious? Imagine being
allergic to people," are some common pitches.) But many of these
people actually fall into a gray area, these experts say, where they
are occasionally hampered by anxiety but are not debilitated by it.
And yet these same people, who may suffer nothing more than everyday
angst, now have the option of powerful medications that can be taken
long term. "It's as if there's no such thing as normal behavior
anymore," says Paula Caplan, PhD, a psychologist at the Pembroke
Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University, in
Providence, Rhode Island, and author of They Say You're Crazy: How
the World's Most Powerful Psychiatrists Decide Who's Normal (Perseus,
1996). "Getting irritated and angry or feeling fearful or frustrated
is a natural response to the often overwhelming stresses in life. It
doesn't mean you need medication." The upshot, some critics say, is
that we're becoming a nation of pill poppers who reach for a potent
prescription rather than grapple with the underlying causes of our
unease. This change began in 1988 with the U.S. introduction of
Prozac, a then entirely new kind of antidepressant, which didn't seem
to cause the side effects, such as sedation, of the earlier
generation of medications And adults aren't the only ones affected.
From 1987 to 1996, the number of children on mood-altering drugs
nearly tripled, according to a 2003 University of Maryland study,
which also found that 6 percent of American children and teenagers
were taking psychiatric medications. The creation of these mood drugs
in the first place is an example of necessity becoming the mother of
invention. Given that the country seems to be in the grip of a
protracted stress overload, the effectiveness of SSRIs at relieving
symptoms of anxiety and depression has a guaranteed audience.
o Re: JG Ballard: "Remember publishing J.G Ballard's "Why I Want to
Fuck Ronald Reagan" when I was editor of International Times in
London, winter '67-'68. Remember him as a nice man." Bill Levy,
author of "Natural Jewboy" and hundreds of alternative-cultural
observations, tracts, essays, spleen-venting, etc.
o Netherlands placed 5th in UN quality of life report 16 July 2004 /
The Netherlands is the second best country in the EU for quality of
life, according to new United Nations figures. The UN's Human
Development Report 2004, which was released on Friday, also ranks the
Netherlands fifth in the world in terms of health and life
expectancy, education and earnings. It is placed second in the EU
behind Sweden. Sweden was second overall with a GDP per capita of USD
26,050 and an average life expectancy of 80, the highest in the
world. The Belgians came in sixth overall. For the fourth year
running, Norway comes out on top of the human development index, with
a life expectancy of 78.9 years, 98 percent of its population
enrolled in education and GDP at USD 36,600 per inhabitant. It is
closely followed by Sweden, Australia and Canada. Five of the top six
countries had an educational index of 99, with Canada one point
lower. The US came eight on the index, although the GDP per capita at
USD 35,750 was second only to Norway. Average life expectancy in the
US was 77 years and the educational index was 97. The UK was listed
in 12th place, with an educational index of 99, but an average life
expectancy of 78.1 years and GDP per capita of USD 26,150. [i may
have reported on this earlier... i only re-report it to reiterate
that things suck but some things suck less in some places. people
complain about the dutch being a country of complainers. this is the
same thing i used to hear about NYers from NYers, and Parisians from
Parisians, ad nauseum... there is plenty to complain about here -
it's no paradise - but let's at least put it in some vague
perspective.] Every time someone in the western world says "I'm
starving" [read, i haven't had a meal in 3 hours] my face begins to
twitch uncontrollably... Who woulda thought so many elephants and
dinosaurs could fit into NY. The protests [violent or demonstrative]
against the Republicans will be perfect free advertising for their
own reelection. every violent act perpetrated against the elephants
will only give them 50,000 votes because as author thomas frank says
in his fascinating WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS?: The conservatives
[now the overwhelming norm in the US] continue to project themselves
as a beleaguered minority - this is easier to handle when you are
vigilante martyrs for the cause of one's own undoing. I.e.,
conservatives are addicted to anger, and righteous indignation....
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skier in Brooklyn's inner denouement.
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