WRECK: Haunted Hipsterisms
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 261: Haunted Hipsterisms
Maandag, 12 Juli 2004* (17.00 to 19.00)
"there wasn't much talk of astrology. There was talk of astrology?
Astrology was the consecration of the homocentric universe. Astrology
went further than saying that the stars were all about us. Astrology
said that the stars were all about me."
o Martin Amis, "The Information"
"The bugle is a strange anomaly like yodelling. It IS a musical
instrument but is often played by military or used as a hunting
signal, start of a sports event ot of course a funeral. And now
there are so many military deaths the Army has contracted to make a
device to slip into a bugle which plays the taps even if you don't
know how to play the bugle (because there aren't enough bugle players
for all the funerals?)"
o Gen Ken <www.generatorsoundart.org>
Wreck This Mess ID Generique > Re-engaged by John Schnall
The Haunted Ballroom > V/Vm 
DuoSolos > Brad Dutz vs John Holmes 
Legends > Gustavo Aguilar Get Libre Collective 
Strange Feeling > Tim Buckley 
Pig on Cow > Brad Dutz vs John Holmes 
Maeitijds Joun (Ier) > Jabik 
5 > Melanie Auclair 
Freezer > Oscar 
Stop This World > Mose Allison 
Hasty Banana > R. Stevie Moore 
Private Life Dub) > Grace Jones vs Sly & Robbie 
Let's All Make A Bomb > Heaven 17 
Government Killed the Party > Interlope 
Underground > Manasseh meets the Equalizer 
On the Beat Sound > Little Axe 
Papa Was a Rolling Stone > Temptations 
Dogbite > Black Sifichi vs Black Dog vs C-Pij Obscura 
Political Science > Randy Newman 
Nursery Rhymes > Jablkon 
Le Caillou, le Cristal et la Camion > Ensemble SuperMusique 
Swinging' Cicadas > Mikhail Horowitz 
Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho > Medeski Martin & Wood vs IllyB 
Hello > Peter Cooke vs Dudley Moore 
Cheek to Cheek > Taco 
Cheek to Cheek > Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 
 "Selected Memories of the Haunted Ballroom" on Offal
<http://www.brainwashed.com/vvm> <v-vm@...>. The ship has
gone down and your penny loafers are not made of real leather.
 "My Bongos" on PF Mentum <www.pfmentum.com>. the party is not
over and you are stepping on buttery popcorn with your bare feet.
Where did all the beatniks go? Percussion played on the skins of your
skull - from the inside.
 "Destinations" on Circumvention <www.circumnavigation.com>. Cool
jazz not afraid to investigate hot abandoned places.
 "Happy Sad" on Elektra. The big sad avant gardist who could yodel
to chase away any of his remaining post-Lorca pop music consumer-fans.
 "Moonbouncing" on Jabik. Somewhere between Ian Curtis, Nick Cave,
and Dan Fogelberg. Sadness is just a boat that keeps you afloat. As
long as you can keep plugging leaks and holes with rags ripped from a
fancy ruffled peach-colored tuxedo shirt.
 "Puce a L'Oreille" on Actuelle <www.actuellecd.com>. Puce I think
means flea and these free improv sessions lead the flea to dancing
the tympanic shuffle.
 "In Bloom II" on Aureau Export <www.french-music.com>.
Eclectic-tronica from France. Some really exceptional stuff like DJ
Cam. This is yet another trip-hoppy reuse of blues, here sampling
John Lee Hooker. Wide range sampler
 "The Best of Mose Allison" on Atlantic Jazz Anthology, 1970. I
wish I could talk like this guy can sing. Hip never had a more
welcome home than his mouth.
 "Unpopular Singer vol. 4" on RSM <www.rsteviemoore.com>
Somewhere between Jad Fair and the Lightcrust Dough Boy Stardust
Cowboy and the Clubfoot member of XTC with John Trubee standing
outside the toilet flicking the light switch. And someone's got a
lighter but don't know how to use it. He is threatening to make
obscurity a glorious sub genre of music.
 "Wild Dub: Dread Meets Punk Rocker Downtown" on Select Cuts
<www.selectcuts.de> Another great collection of mangled genius cuts.
Includes Ruts, Clash, Generation X, Basement 5, Slits, PiL, Pop
Group, Stiff Little Fingers with lots of playful reverb and effects
that mashes them up and spits them out standing upright like so many
dazed and splintery toothpicks
 "Penthouse & Pavement" on Virgin. Too pretty boy to ever be
taken seriously, these guys still sound good in that blue-eyed soul
 "Talk to the Best" on Jarring Effects <jarringeffects.free.fr>.
This is pure mutt-hybrid activity and feverish cross-breeding of
gangsta rap, dub, soul, techno house, and mendacity.
 "Step Like Pepper" on Select Cuts <www.selectcuts.de> is one of
the great dub releases in the past few years. Backbone of bass-ic
grooves but nice skin of feverish surface action. Big artillery but a
flower in the end of the barrel. A renewed fave.
 "Slow Fuse" On-U Sound. Somewhat uneven and disappointing
follow-up to the excellent "The Wolf That House Built". McDonald as
in Skip of On-U productions and Sugarhill Gang and Tackhead has
pioneered the idea of trip hop plus blues. Strategy further
popularized by St. Germain and Gare du Nord.
 "All Directions" on Tamla Motown vinyl. Incredible dubby
extended mix of the great "Papa" - clocks in at 11.45 minutes.
 "Genetically Modified" on Hydrogen Dukebox
<www.hydrogendukebox.com>. Excellent trans-sexual Leroi Jones meets
Scottish insanity in an empty dank castle. Loch Ness dub. Monster
beats and club feet. Sifichi is Kenneth Patchen with DJ RSI. A
tempest in a shot glass. With the voice of reason gone apeshit.
Actually Ken Nordine's stepson and an extra in many Warhol quickies
 Political Science
No one likes us-I don't know why
We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try
But all around, even our old friends put us down
Let's drop the big one and see what happens
We give them money-but are they grateful?
No, they're spiteful and they're hateful
They don't respect us-so let's surprise them
We'll drop the big one and pulverize them
Asia's crowded and Europe's too old
Africa is far too hot
And Canada's too cold
And South America stole our name
Let's drop the big one
There'll be no one left to blame us
We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin', too
Boom goes London and boom Paree
More room for you and more room for me
And every city the whole world round
Will just be another American town
Oh, how peaceful it will be
We'll set everybody free
You'll wear a Japanese kimono
And there'll be Italian shoes for me
They all hate us anyhow
So let's drop the big one now
Let's drop the big one now
 "Canevas '+'" on Actuelle <www.actuelle.cd.com>. Improv from an
undiscovered planet from one of the avantist of sounder perpetrators.
 "The Blues of the Birth" on Euphoria Jazz. Recorded in Woodstock
NY and on this, the ver punnish and witty MH sounds every bit the
bastard illegitimate son of a gun of Lord Buckley with an extra beat
thrown in to rev up the jazz poetics a bit.
 "Combustication Remix EP" on Blue Note, 1999. Mangled remix
lounge and dub.
 Meant to be my opening cut but in all the furtive dusty clutter
it went missing until 10 minutes before sign off. That is pirate
radio. Here one minute, gone for hours only to reappear just to get
under what little skin I have left.
 Why not?
 Why not again?
* Still out of order and catching up
o Mysteries: Why do all housepainters / construction workers have
such bad taste in music? Or maybe its just the guy in control of the
radio on the construction site? Again: you hear the music blaring and
it is never surprisingly anything good! What is so comforting &
attractive to so many in bad mindless radio playing mindless pablum
with inane conversation thrown in about nothing real or relevant And
what gives them the right [public acceptance] to be able to blare
their radio while they work on renovating.
o Why is cognitive dissonance so prominent in today's political
climate? Poor peole continue to vote for rich scum about to raid the
piggy bank and reward themselves with extra bonuses for doing so?
This has never been more true than in the US of today with Bush being
easily MORE crooked, more blatantly anti-poor and middle class and
YET it appears he will probably be reelected. This was true in Dutch
politics with the rise of a pre-transparency part led by Pim Fortuyn,
a rich, bald, and gay dandy who spoke indiscreetly about foreigners.
He was popular among the poor although his interests truly lay with
the landed gentry and merely knew how to pull the populist heart
strings Since his assassination, it has become ever more clear how
the poor and hopeful were duped by a gang of bumbling robber barons.
o Why do I yawn when I see someone else yawning? This seldom fails.
Is there some kind of mental or radio signal that connects the yawner
with the soon to be yawning?
o Why is bad music so popular? Why has that become ever more the
rule? Why are people not getting better taste and never mind why are
people getting stupider despite easy access to information? Is it
because the efficient processing of info and data precludes
intelligent analysis? Is this related to the 'intelligence' agencies'
problems with the gathering of 'intelligence'?
o Mystery: Bush Military Service Files Were Destroyed - Report NEW
YORK (Reuters) - The Pentagon says military records related to
President Bush's service in the National Guard more than 30 years ago
were inadvertently destroyed, The New York Times reported on Friday.
Payroll records of "numerous service members," including Bush, were
ruined in 1996 and 1997 during a project to salvage deteriorating
microfilm by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the
newspaper said, citing the Pentagon. Bush's whereabouts during his
service in the National Guard during the Vietnam War have become an
election-year issue, with some Democrats accusing him of shirking his
duty. The destroyed files cover three months of a period in 1972 and
1973 when Bush's claims of service in Alabama are in question, the
newspaper said. No back-up paper copies of the records could be
found, the Pentagon said in notices dated June 25, according to the
Times. The loss of the records was announced by the Defense
Department's Office of Freedom of Information and Security Review in
letters to the Times and other news organizations that for nearly
half a year have sought Bush's complete service file, the newspaper
o Mystery: Why more news about Reagan's death than Marlon Brando
? Did Brando's betrayal of his incredible handsomeness by gaining
an incredible amount of weight? Or did his consistent cantankerous
denunciations of Hollywood and its vapid pretensions and his refusal
to take part in its charades mean he was basically blacklisted as a
bit of an untouchable? There has seldom been an actor [or
entertainment figure] with more psychological presence. I like his
actions at the Academy Awards, when he brought whats-er-name, Little
Feather, to read his denunciation/acceptance speech. I like his
[semi-failed] efforts at bringing attention to the incredible
injustices perpetrated upon the Native American community [no
change!] I like his appearance on national TV to discuss his newest
movie and used this entertainment platform to further the political
ends of a basically voiceless minority - Native Americans - when he
brought Russell Means [?] of the American Indian Movement with him
and he refused to talk and kept deferring to his guest. Ask him Ask
him Some of my favorite movies are Brando films especially "Last
Tango in Paris".
o The mystery continues: Janet Jackson Tupperware breast may nurse
$550,000 in fines - Twenty ViacomMTV television stations that aired
pop singer Janet Jackson's 'shocking' breast flash during the Super
Bowl may be fined $27,500 each, if FCC regulators have their way. The
general outrage of the American public is, of course, very similar to
the outrage you see coming from other fundamentalist/hypocrite
regimes like Iran and Afghanistan [rimes with Taliban and Alabam']
when it comes to these kinds of issues. During the National Football
League's Super Bowl halftime in February, Jackson's costume was
ripped away by fellow singer Justin Timberlake, briefly exposing her
breast and nipple to spark an outcry from lawmakers and parents'
groups [500,000 complaints in a matter of days!]. Viacom apologized
for the incident and pledged to use equipment to briefly delay airing
live events to prevent other incidents.
o Back then  they might have still called it a happening
although today it would fall into the category of culture jamming. In
March 1979 while BBC Channel II was supposed to be showing Jimmy
Stewart's "It's a Wonderful Life" a pirate broadcaster had managed to
supercede the weaker English signal and was able to interrupt the
broadcast with a series of raw lewd porno images that were somewhat
distorted and were accompanied by audio snatches of James Stewart's
voice periodically filtering through.
o In 1982, the Netherlands had over 1000 illegal radio transmitter
and over 100 TV pirates that would periodically commandeer community
cable television systems at around midnight after legitimate networks
had gone off the air. During the late 1970s, early 1980s, 65% of
Dutch homes turned onto cable It was easy for an individual with a
video recorder, an amp, a transmitter and an aerial to move in on the
cable system. They could back then simply beam their programs at one
of the cable company's master receiving aerials. For awhile the late
night pirates would feature films for insomniacs but Dutch cinema
operators put a stop to that.
o The mystery of Patapoe's ethereal return: As of today, Sunday 5
September, we are mere days away from re-entering the realm of true
radio as our [very healthy] transmitter gets readjusted so that it
does not mirror and create strong signals that might end up being a
dangerous nuisance for locals and for competing commercial stations.
Internet signal also very quiet. Once we are back we will be back to
stay. Some slight adjustments no doubt necessary in the
cobbled-together hardware and software.
o From: erol <erol@...> responding to my spaced out
forgettfulness on Playlist #256 regarding details of his London
post-Vishnu rickshaw garage band: Hi bart, thanks for the playlist. I
shall print it and take it with me next time I go looking for
records. the band was called the The Id, then The Zoo, and finally
The Playn Jayn under which name we released 3 records and a free EP.
I only have one of each but I am trying to get around to transferring
them to CD soon"
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Wreck This MeSS
Radio 100 / Radio Patapoe
Zeilstraat 23 / II
1075 SB Amsterdam
o 2000± READERS-EYEBALL "LISTENERS" per WEEK*
o "plus another few hundred when it hits the BSI list!" Ezra
o Old playlists archived at <http://www.wfmu.org/~bart/>
o Selected Playlists at http://www.romanapoli.com/black/wreckthismess.html
o "Soon", the unveiling of new juggernaut:
<http://wreckthismess.com/> courtesy of Pavement Tulip, a genius
stuck in the body of a Polish skier in Brooklyn's inner denouement.
SDI > SELF DESTRUCTION INSURED >
CONTACT ninplant@... FOR REMOVAL
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> o From: erol <erol@s...> responding to my spaced out
> forgettfulness on Playlist #256 regarding details of his London
> post-Vishnu rickshaw garage band: Hi bart, thanks for the playlist.
> shall print it and take it with me next time I go looking forEP.
> records. the band was called the The Id, then The Zoo, and finally
> The Playn Jayn under which name we released 3 records and a free
> I only have one of each but I am trying to get around totransferring
> them to CD soon"You're in contact with Errol of Playn Jayn?
There were people looking around to see about rereleasing their music
a while back.
I think I can still find one of them if he hasn't already