WRECK: Strange Electromagnetic Flatulence & Local Elections
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 321: Strange Electromagnetic
Flatulence & Local Elections
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
23 Januari 2006 / 17.00-19.00
Think Global, Vote Local! The city of Amsterdam has already
incorporated some of AA's ideas. For instance, ships that enter
A'dam's harbor filled with cocoa that is harvested and shipped
without the use of slave labor receives a
reduction in shipping and harbor fees. Meanwhile, another issue
pursued by AA means that foreign street
artists can once again cheer up the city center's many squares with jovial
and inspired street performances.
o Amsterdam Anders / De Groenen
Scoot > Fonica 
Live Heart > AnteNata 
Watching the Satellites > Marineville 
Pleure > Ultra Milkmaids 
Madrid > Hravtski 
Street/Light > Taylor Deupree 
Inestable > Emisor 
Apollo 11 > Mutant Hi-Fi 
Gravity > Mapstation vs Ras Donovan 
Right After I Spotted the First Plane > Minus Baby 
Contrast > Mlada Fronta 
Soon Forward > DJ Spooky 
Constricted Bandwidth 
Doorjam > Zanana 
+ Cessna C-150 Single Piston Engine Takeoff
The Airforce Team > Archive 
Doorjam > Zanana 
Dear People > Aoki Takamasa 
Raiombashi, Mowe, Aalfang mit Pferdekopf > Archive 
9 Echo Location
3 Gas Pop > Wolfgang Voigt 
So Why Am I Here Now > Kyron vs Trip Tech vs Robert Anton Wilson 
Crablike [live on CDKU] > Andrew Duke 
Ascending Sun > Up, Bustle & Out 
 "Bip-Hop Generation vol. 7" <www.bip-hop.com> great series of
music[s] that turns inward and inward and inward until the guts of
one's DNA begin to shine like the spiral of the Milky Way.
Exceptional series of electronic post-glitch works. In Wreck Top 30±
 "AnteNata" on Ambiences Magnetiques <www.actuellecd.com>. Oblique
electro-acoustic poesie sonore and aggressive but elegant noise
 "Redpath House" on Universal Egg <www.wobblyweb.com>.
interstellar transmissions for the dancing E.T.s.
 "qfg: A Compilation" on Parametric <www.parametric.info> Batting
at the rain of static with a splintery cudgel. A collection of
glitch'n'click, turbulent drones, and white noise going gray and
drizzly. Perfect for a headphone woe-is-me Sunday, bare trees, ugly
refrozen ice, January dark afternoon walk around your city. Empty
store fronts, abandoned restaurants, empty warehouses, the smell of
dust with the first drops of freezing rain.
 "Oiseaux 96-98" on Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge, 1999. Keith
Fullerton Whitman is an ethnomusicologist in waiting. Excellent
parsed and anal marginal dance music. Deformed electronic sounds that
lead to uneasy dancing at best. Breakbeat soundscapes?
 "Chainstore Massacre" on On-U <www.onusound.co.uk>. Inspired
compilation of new On-U, the third generation.
 "I.D.E.A.L.: Disque de Musique Inclassables, Décalées,
Eclectiques, Acoustiques & Electroniques #1" on le Lieu Unique
<www.lelieuunique.com> is an interesting collection of French bands
showcased in all their human and inhuman eccentricity with, of
course, mixed results. But some incredibly interesting cuts by
mapstation, thomas brinkmann and others.
 "The Ottoman Empire" on CouchFort <www.couch-fort.com>.
Distressed beats, claustrophobic rhythms, nervous and noisy,
impatient and dynamic, intrepid and snotty. Sonic warfare.
 "Asphodelic" on Asphodel. Examples of still very interesting
obscure and overlooked illbient wavelet in NY's downtown scene that
fused gloomy soundscapes with dubby sounds and furtive existential
electronica to fuse a dance music for those on the ramparts and
frontlines of the cultural battles.
 "Holding Patterns" on Deep Listening <www.deeplistening.org>.
Incredibly interesting electro-acoustic meets chamber music meets
intriguing ambiences by Monique Buzzarté [trombone, didjeridu, conch,
live electronica] and Kristin Norderval [voice and laptop] with
special guest Barbara Barg, who does a piece that reminds me of an
urban mating ritual: singles walk their dogs in parks [dog toilets]
in big cities late at night, in part to evade having to pick up after
their dogs but also to encounter other dogwalkers. The way to meet,
and this happens even in winter, is to just start talking about
her/his dog and see what happens.
 "Archive 1" Compiled by 90% Wasser. Weird, strange, worthless
rough cut gems from some of the masters of recycling including
Etantes Donnés, Mimetic, ZSG. Courtesy of 1/2 PanouPanou.
 "Forma.1.02" on Progressive Form
<http://homepage.mac.com/p_form>. Joy ride through unspoken
ambiences, wearing trousers that restrict movement and transpiration.
A convincing compilation of PF artists.
 "Gas / Pop" on Mille Plateaux <www.milleplateaux.com>. One of
the CDs I turn to consistently when I am writing or trying to find
that happy balance between meditation, relaxation and stimulation.
 "Persistence of Secrets" <www.deconstructionist.com/blacknote>
Ethereal and righteous gloom arises gothically and rhizomically out
of info culture. With texts by RA Wilson.
 "City Breakers 18 Frames per Second" on Collision
<www.echobeach.de>. Already one of the best of 2006. Definitely a
fave. Perfect combination of Mekons style aesthetic politics,
wayfaring ethnomusicology and great beats and sounds.
Notes on scratch paper to myself: Bring oil. Yes, to lube the spools
and gears in the old dusty recording tape deck which squeaks horribly
distractingly while you are doing your show. The shows are now
archived for one week. Anyone interested can email me for the
* Elections on a local level are coming tomorrow, 7 March, to the
Netherlands. I have always wavered between activist do-nothing [don't
vote it only encourages them: Tuli Kupferberg] and cynical-laziness
and naïve belief that voting might help. This year in prep for
perhaps the biggest [most controversial] post-WWII NATIONAL elections
[in 14 months] we have a local voice [Nina as a resident non-citizen
can also vote] to tell the ruling coalition of bumbling liberals
[European sense of the word] that the market is not holy and not an
expression of the natural state of things in the universe and that
humans if conscience requires can alter the market if they feel the
need. Liberals of course are not laissez faire capitalists either
especially when it comes to manipulating tax codes to benefit
Anyway, we can now on a local level tell the national government that
hyper-paranoia and post-9-11 scare tactics and
intolerant-insensitivity will not work here despite the on-going
dismantling of the welfare state by the current coalition with the
blind wisdom of being guided by American example on the notion that
survival of the fittest leads to the most effective nation-state - of
happy consumers, sated beyond consciousness by their buying power.
The current Christian capitalist, conservative-liberal coalition has
been anything but effective at uniting the nation into a kinder place
to live. They have exacerbated conflicts between poor and rich,
renter and house owner, natives and foreigners, students and old, car
owners vs bicyclists
The current pre-election shows that a pretty large majority is fed up
with this regime taking their election mandate way beyond what was
asked of them.
There are some 24 parties running in the local elections here in
Amsterdam. Some are one-person fed up with the system parties or one
for animal rights or one issue parties like Mokum Mobiel [for more
parking spots and more cars], the Communists, The Humanists, The Old
People's Party, Huisje Boompje Beestje [pro-artist party that is for
a restful, polite and civil urban life], and 15 or so more. The
biggest party is the PVDA [modeled after New Labour], followed by the
VVD [conservative liberals - they stand to lose many seats
nation-wide], the Christian Democrats [Schizophrenic party of
Christians who believe they can maintain a humane face as they come
up with tough immigrant and eat-the-poor economic policies]. In my
area, Groen-Links [Green-Left] is actually the 3rd biggest party with
the Socialists coming in 5th. These are the 2 most leftist and
activist NATIONAL parties. The Socialists have made incredible
inroads and have emerged as pretty much the 3rd largest and certainly
the most irreverent and aggressively progressive. I usually vote
Groen Links as they are the most active in the area of environmental
concerns which in a small crowded country is important. They are also
very progressive when it comes to human and economic issues.
However, in local elections I tend to vote for the 8th largest party
in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Anders / De Groenen [A Different Amsterdam /
the Greens]. They give a local kick in the ass to the Groen Links
party because they are even more activist and progressive than Groen
Links. What I like about them is that they are ludiek -
prankster-based, with some remnants of the Kabouter Party [1960s
Gnomes, yippie-like party of merry activist pranksters]. They project
a humorous [but seriously so] image that is upbeat about the notion
of tolerance [A'dam as gay paradise is threatened by increasing
hooliganism by homophobe Moroccan youth], tolerance for difference,
less visual pollution [billboards, sandwich boards etc. - leads to
sensory overload], more green and open space, less cars, less
pavement, more pedestrian-only streets, more tolerance, more
affordable housing for lower and middle incomes to keep a balance and
variety of people in the city, FREE public transport within the city
center, more trees, more and safer bike paths, more city block inner
gardens, more biological products in public and governmental
cafeteria, for the purchase of socially responsibly produced city
uniforms, more green roofs, more homeless projects that actively
involve the input of the homeless, more involvement of foreigners in
local neighborhoods, more child care possibilities, more mixed
schools, more environmental and nature education at school, more
respect for historic early 20th century architecture, against tall
buildings in inner city, more social housing, more alternative living
possibilities, more taxes paid by American Embassy for the security
costs , more car-free days, more trams, a speakers corner in the
Vondel Park, free sports membership for kids under 12, more room for
street performers and artists, more affordable ateliers and work
spaces for artists, more art in public space, more recycling stores
of secondhand goods, free goods stores, more biological products in
all stores, more environmentally safe energy production, stimulate
alternative economies based on trade and local currencies.. Policy by
the people not by purse strings.
The more personally interesting aspect of this is that we personally
KNOW 3 of the people running for office on their list. Jupijn
Haffmans, party leader, Gay newspaper cover boy, chemist and
environmental activist is someone Nina has worked with and he is the
face of the party. He is currently the one AA/DG city council member.
One of our babysitters and the eminently qualified Marieke Eyskoot is
#4 on the list a former-film major, worked for Amnesty Int, and a
committed humanist and cultural and labor activist at CCC, while at
#18 on the list is Ineke Zeldenrust, one of the main people
responsible for the effectiveness of the Clean Clothes Campaign.
You realize what a small city Amsterdam is when you know 3 people
running for public office. When you hear people actually talking
about issues, squares, dog poop, immigrant policies In 16 years in
NY I never knew anything about MY local reps, they had no faces altho
they did govern over lots of issues.
Anyway, that's my quick unedited thoughts on the upcoming election
Tuesday. Vote progressive [SP, G-L, Amsterdam Anders, the Communists
among others] and against the current oppressive regime.
Meanwhile on the American national level:
Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500
employees and has the following statistics: (Be sure to read to the
end). It Must Be the music industry, rappers, the NBA ...
36 have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19 have been accused of writing bad checks
117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3 have done time for assault
71, repeat 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
8 have been arrested for shoplifting
21 currently are defendants in lawsuits. and
84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year
Can you guess which organization this is?
Give up yet? . . . Scroll down,Good citizen!
It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.
The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year
designed to keep the rest of us in line.
You gotta pass this one on!
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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)
Send all sound material for airplay and review to:
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