Wreck The Brain Flak
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 313: The Brain Flak
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
21 November 2005 / 17.00-19.00
"I am a professor of walkology"
o David Thomas
"A great many people think they are thinking, while they are just
rearranging their prejudices."
o William James
"Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay. The words 'the
American people' provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance.
You don't need to think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion
may be suffocating your intelligence
and your critical faculties but it's very comfortable."
o Harold Pinter
Ferry Mores at Jetty > Peter Cusack 
Pawnee [exc.] > Pawnee 
Herring Gull Shot > Peter Cusack 
Unleash >  Kilo of Black Bondage 
Frog Field > If, Bwana vs Al Margolis 
Chiaroscuro [exc.] > Francis Dhomont 
Astoria [exc.] > Pawnee 
Thais > This Mortal Coil 
06'30 Uhr > Morgeluft vs Cyril Schläpfer 
Copper Harbor > Evidence 
Ambience > Sainkho 
Guardians > Peter Cusack 
Cobra > Richard Hittelman 
Astoria [exc.] > Pawnee 
Eenvoudige Ademoefeningen > Puck van Waveren 
Birds Bath > Greetje Bijma 
Astoria [exc.] > Pawnee 
A Slow Death > Xingu Hill vs Brian Everson 
Astoria [exc.] > Paniculture 
Blue > Derek Jarman 
Vamon a Hablar Ahorita > Kyron 
Skateboarding near the London Eye, South Bank > Dallas Simpson [15a]
Rice & Beans > Marcelo Radulovich 
Pedestrian Walk > David Thomas & the Pedestrians 
The Truncated Life of a Modern Industrialised Chicken > Matthew Herbert 
Preweet!  > Ben Schott & Warren Defever 
Persian Love > Holger Czukay 
Annazone > Anna Maria Kieffer vs Leo Kuipper 
Preweet!  > Ben Schott & Warren Defever 
Blue Heron > Jack Collom 
Walking Alone, The Tall Trees Sing > Gerry Hemingway 
Inuit Wedding > Sainkho 
Astoria [exc.] > Pawnee 
Water Yoga Yawn > DJ Cor Blimey 
Astoria [exc.] > Pawnee 
For Cash > Bedful of Metaphysicians 
 "Baikal Ice (Spring 2003)" on ReR <www. Rermegacorp.com>. Peter
Cusak who earlier produced the excellent "Your Favourite London
Sounds" has packed up his bags and journeyed on up to Siberia to
record what he had heard about, the "mysterious ice sounds" heard in
autumn and spring. He went in 2003 and yes recorded the sounds of ice
moving, slipping, melting, dripping, shifting, moaning. I always
admire these kinds of projects and my headphones go off to these 21st
century "sound catchers". With respect for Dallas Simpson, Hildegard
Westerkamp, Paul Panhuysen, Staalplaat, Justin Bennett, Mike Cooper,
Leif Elggren, Chris Dooks, David Toop, and all the rest [see Wreck
Top 30 Below]
 "Astoria" on Paniculture <scottmarshall@...>. What H.D.
Thoreau would have heard while wandering through the woods after
chewing some psycho-active mushroom.
 "Fear the Windows" on Ronda <www.ronda-label.com> / Wallace
<www.wallacerecords.com>. Deep dark collaboration of sombre dub and
creepy ambiences [the world is not safe for Teletubby souls] and
Black Sifichi's unique vocals and poetic texts that remind one of a
combo of John Giorno, Paul Bowles and Ken Nordine. The sound hovers
between the old gray hums in Laswell dub ambiances, the howling of an
old wolf, the Wordsound explorations of a decaying Brooklyn
waterfront populated with the dead and dumped bodies of victims of
organized crime and the Wasteland of TS Eliot. Recommended only for
those not prone to hair-trigger fits of depression.
 "Rex Xhu Ping" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>. Incredibly intriguing
meeting of humans living upstate along the Hudson and nature.
Electro-acoustic without any of the attached boredom and
heavy-handedness. These seem like loosely structured compositions, a
porous conversational feel that allows the tapes and electronic
gadgetry and human touches to interact in a natural environment that
does not end up imposing a human architecture over everything.
Avant-organic, fungal-garde with mosses and lichen growing out of the
metal vents of the electronic gadgetry. One of the best of 2005.
 "Acousmatrix VIII-IX: Mouvances-Metaphores" on BVHaast
<www.bvhaast.nl>. One of the most dynamic of the electronic-ambience
composers. He has an enchanting yet dynamic sound that seems to be
eternally latched to one's dreams. Lots of children playing, beach
sounds, ambiences full of landscape. Also one of 2005's WTM best.
 One of those haunting beautiful cuts that combines lulling lovely
ambiences with the ominous quality of the sound of a chopper -
instantly recalling scenes of Vietnam, etc. Recently rediscovered.
 "Morgeluft" on CSR <www.csr-records.ch> is another in this series
of incredibly enchanting soundscape CDs which are intoxicatingly
representative sonic portraits of certain aspects of Swiss [vanshing]
culture. One of a series of ambient recordings of, yes, the pastoral
/ pastaural Swiss scenery. [CD 91582] captures the sound of the lake
Vierwaldstattersee, the lake which he lives near and which Luzern
stretches along, 6-7:30 a.m., 6 May 1990. You can picture Schläpfer
tromping around the Alps in the thin air, sneaking up on the herds
with his sound equipment.
 "Out of Town" on Deep Listening <www.deeplistening.org>.
Wonderfully captures the lonesome mesmerizing effects of machines,
desolate motel bathrooms, staircases and viaducts seemingly left to
their own devices in the middle of nowhere. Soundtrack to a JG
 Sainkho is one of the great living vocalists. She or her voice
seems to be plugged into some other level of consciousness. She is
from Tuva and she yodels as well as throat-sings. She will be
represented on my upcoming Rough Guide to the Yodel.
 "Yoga for Health" on Yoga for Health vinyl. "Relive tension,
nervousness and insomnia."
 "Leer Ontspannen" on Natura Sana vinyl. Dominatrix of
pseudo-yoga movement in NL. Teaches you how to relax, breathe
correctly in a manner not unlike that of the patronizing prison
 "Sit Down, Listen" on BV Haast <www.bvhaast.nl>
<www.greetjebijma.nl>. Brilliant and dynamic avant vocalization from
this Dutch ululator. Interesting combination of scat-abstract with
poetry [Yeats], jazz [Abby Lincoln] and other recuperated material.
 "Altmann's Tongue" on Ant-Zen <www.ant-zen.com>. Gloomy
ambiences frame the harrowing, menacing noir-existential short
stories that seem to fit into Sam Sheperd's awesome psychological
plains. Courtesy of 1/2 PanouPanou.
 Haunting monolgoue from beautiful but almost sollipsistically
clausterphobic tales of human decline. Often dealing with AIDS.
[15a] "London Soundscapes" on DS. One of the most astute listeners to
 "Hello" on Accretions <titicacaman.com>. Odd and fruitful an
kaleidoscopic combination of noise, found sound, jazz, folk, country,
critique, kitsch, satire and ambience. One of best of 2002.
 "Variations on a Theme" on 6th International vinyl. Amazingly
influential album for me in mid-80s because of its combination of
casual avant gardism, combined with neo-Romantic lyrics about the
value of walking, daydreaming A weirdo of the first order.
 "Plat du Jour" on Accidental <www.magicandaccident.com>. Weird
record that combines magic and accident with odd almost Beck-like
agile and bemused talent with chance and noisy ambiences. Courtesy of
 "Preeweet!" on Time Stereo <http://www.sea-urchin.net> The title
comes from James Joyce's "Chamber Music" and to quote Joyce: "And
hear you not the thrushes calling, calling us away..." This is a
tremendous CD of electronically enhanced sounds of nature, nature by
night is how it feels. I used to live in Michigan and found the lower
peninsula to be a barren kind of land approaching wasteland. But
these are the birds of and around Livonia, MI. given shape to the
point where they sound symphonic." From a press release: "About the
artist: Dutch artist Ben Schot was born on a small, isolated island
in the south of Holland, where his father made a living as a
fisherman. After having finished high school in 1971 Schot took a
degree in English studies, left his native island and attended the
art schools of The Hague and Rotterdam. Since then he has explored
the imaginary in various forms. With plenty of studio intrusions the
birds sound almost dinosaurial.
 "Music & Rhythm" on Passport vinyl. A mixed result of
effectively crossbreeding western and world musics. HC is incredible
usage of found radio broadcast of Iranian female singer.
 "Ways of the Voice" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>. Vocalist who
communicates with birds in the Amazonian rainforest in a yodelistic
way. As if Yma Sumac had suddenly lost her sense of direction on the
way to a recording session.
 Great story, some nice yodeling from a gifted poet, liver of
life and my host for 4 lovely days in Boulder last year. He has a
more frolicsome relation to words than anyone I know. If ever poetry
needs a Pied Piper, he's your man.
 "Kwambe" on Auricle vinyl. Interesting fusion of avant garde
music and traditional drum rhythms. With Anthony Davis. "Walking" is
"a poem of images for the drums. It contrasts elements of melodic
rhythm with pure sound." According to GH himself.
 "Naked Spirit" on Amiata <amiata.records@...>. It is
amazing that she is from this planet.
  "DJ Cor Blimey & His Pigeon" on Conundrum
<www.euronet.nl/users/fuhler>. This is a clever blend of avant
abstract, culture jamming, good old fashioned bad record sampling and
some Dmitri from Paris Lounge gestures. Definitely in my Tops for
 "Bedful of Metaphysicians" on Digitek 1986. Great
anti-money-grub piece by Dirt Condominium, Kid Trousers, and Burma
Diode "who has greater contempt for private property than a Marxist."
This playlist is way out of wack, way behind schedule as life keeps
expanding and the time [with age] keeps constricting. It is
perception based on the perspective of vanishing of time remaining.
Like a song on the CD player. We feel that time is going faster and
thus it probably is. Anyway, that's my cosmic excuse
o You read about it all the time, especially in the West, although
probably a worldwide phenom. People, neighbors who die within close
proximity of the rest of the neighborhood and no one misses them. For
years Someone was dead for 2 years in some Dutch town and no one
noticed - not the power company, the postman, newspaperboy,
o A guy in France put his parents bodies in the deep freeze because
they have the same beliefs in cryogenics as Michael Jackson. No one
noticed that his parents had died and that there had been no funeral.
o In Cincinnati: A woman, Johannas Pope, supposedly told her family:
"Don't bury me, I will be back," just before she died in August 2003
at age 61. Family members respected her wishes and left her sitting
in her easy chair in front of the TV and along with the air
conditioning was kept on for over 2 years a medical examiner noted,
after finding the mummified remains of Pope. While she "watched" TV
the family went right on living in the rest of the house.
Playwright Takes a Prize and a Jab at U.S. >> By SARAH LYALL
LONDON, Dec. 7 - The playwright Harold Pinter turned his Nobel Prize
acceptance speech on Wednesday into a furious howl of outrage against
American foreign policy, saying that the United States had not only
lied to justify waging war against Iraq but had also "supported and
in many cases engendered every right-wing military dictatorship" in
the last 50 years.
"The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant,
vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about
them," Mr. Pinter said. "You have to hand it to America. It has
exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while
masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, even
witty, highly successful act of hypnosis."
The playwright, known in recent years as much for his fiery
anti-Americanism as for his spare prose style and haunting,
elliptical plays like "The Caretaker" and "The Homecoming," was
awarded the $1.3 million Nobel literature prize in October. In its
citation, the Swedish Academy made little mention of his political
views, saying only that he is known as a "fighter for human rights"
whose stands are often "seen as controversial."
The literature prize has in recent years often gone to writers with
left-wing ideologies. These include the European writers José
Saramago of Portugal, Günter Grass of Germany and Dario Fo of Italy.
When he won the award, Mr. Pinter said he did not know if the
academy, whose deliberations and reasoning are kept secret, had taken
his politics into account. He clearly welcomed the platform the award
gave him to bring his views, long expressed in Britain, to a larger
Dressed in black, bristling with controlled fury, Mr. Pinter began by
explaining the almost unconscious process he uses to write his plays.
They start with an image, a word, a phrase, he said; the characters
soon become "people with will and an individual sensibility of their
own, made out of component parts you are unable to change, manipulate
"So language in art remains a highly ambiguous transaction," he
continued, "a quicksand, a trampoline, a frozen pool which might give
way under you, the author, at any time."
But while drama represents "the search for truth," Mr. Pinter said,
politics works against truth, surrounding citizens with "a vast
tapestry of lies" spun by politicians eager to cling to power.
Mr. Pinter attacked American foreign policy since World War II,
saying that while the crimes of the Soviet Union had been well
documented, those of the United States had not. "I put to you that
the United States is without doubt the greatest show on the road," he
said. "Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless it may be, but it
is also very clever. As a salesman it is out on its own and its most
saleable commodity is self-love."
He returned to the theme of language as an obscurer of reality,
saying that American leaders use it to anesthetize the public. "It's
a scintillating stratagem," Mr. Pinter said. "Language is actually
employed to keep thought at bay. The words 'the American people'
provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance. You don't need to
think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion may be suffocating
your intelligence and your critical faculties but it's very
Accusing the United States of torturing terrorist suspects in
Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, Mr. Pinter called the invasion of Iraq
- for which he said Britain was also responsible - "a bandit act, an
act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for
the concept of international law." He called for Prime Minister Tony
Blair to be tried before an international criminal court.
Mr. Pinter said it was the duty of the writer to hold an image up to
scrutiny, and the duty of citizens "to define the real truth of our
lives and our societies."
"If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision, we
have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity
of man," he said.
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Notes on other Patapoe audionauts & nuts:
o Jonges v/d Vlakte [Boys from the Plains]: "De cottonpickin' Jongens
van de cottonpickin' Vlakte" play a piquant, illuminating, and
playfully irritating mix of faulty music, of near-misses, of obscure
failures, of world music that is not from this world 19.00-20.30
[Dutch time, subtract 1 hr for UK, subtract 6 hrs for US East Coast]
Mondays @ PTP
o Dr. Doo Wop is one of the most eccentric and stimulating radio
shows anywhere. Sartre, DeSade, Doo Wop and music from the gonads.
Now on Radio Patapoe on Sunday 17.00-18.00 Amsterdam time
o Radio Antarctica is in temporary exile in the UK. Expect periodic
patriotic broadcasts to rouse the troops on the mainland.
o Rara Runnynose: "wonky-tonk, flop'n'roll, kids musique and
infomercials live in a haunted house. tech? NO!" 17.00-19.00 Tuesdays
o POLYPHAKE PLAPPERLAPAPP: "polyphone audioerosion featuring
occasional beatweirdniks in an plaperlappap assemblage hosted by
F.Fiasko 22:30-?? Wednesdays
o Radio Worm: Rotterdam-based radio collective presents inventive
programming to baffle all preconceptions. Midnight Sundays and in
o HET PROGRAMMA: industrial lounge for collapsing people. Tuesdays 21:00
* new home of Amsterdam's Radio Vrije Keyser: 89.6 FM
* Radio Tonka, The Hague's 10-year-old free radio <www.radiotonka.nl/>
* Radio Wanklank 90.9 FM, free radio in Wageningen <www.wanklank.nl>
* Wreck This Mess-Paris @ Radio Libertaire, Paris 89.4
<http://dune2.info:5000/radiolib.m3u> on Tuesdays 12:30-14:30
* Black Sifichi / Audiometric is broadcast on :
Aligre FM / 93.1 Paris (sat 22.30 - sun 7:00) http://www.aligrefm.org
Eko Des Garrigues 88.5 FM Montpellier ( 19h - 22h)
RTF 95.4 FM Limoges (wed 21h-23h) http://www.rtflimoges.com)
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