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      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam

      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 322: Words as Dubious Allies

      PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
      Where purity & puerility are synonymous
      streaming via internet:
      <http://freeteam.nl/patapoe/>

      9 Januari 2006 / 17.00-19.00

      You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. * Ray Bradbury
      ~~~~

      Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France (1) > Blaise
      Cendrars [1]
      + Shuffle [repeat + echo fx] > Andrew Duke [2]
      Junk > foul Geese vs. William Burroughs [3]
      Static Charge > [1] Kilo of Black Bondage [4]
      + Mortal [repeat] > Andrew Duke [2]

      A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it
      from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket. *
      Charles Peguy

      Down by the Salley Gardens > Greetje Bijma vs W.B. Yeats [5]
      Sterile > Black Sifichi vs Brain Damage [6]
      O Mio Bambino Caro [Puccini] > Ljiljan Molnar-Talajic & Zagreb
      Philharmonic Orchestra [7]
      Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France (2) > Blaise
      Cendrars [1]
      + Suture > Andrew Duke [2]

      I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an
      echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to
      tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that
      gnaws in us all. * Richard Wright

      Penetres > Mohammed El Amsoui [6]
      Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France (3) > Blaise
      Cendrars [1]
      + Britlur > Andrew Duke [2]
      500cc Revolutionary > Up, Bustle & Out [8]
      Metroconversation > Suzanne Thoma [6]

      The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the
      words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become
      visible. * Vladimir Nabakov

      13/14 > Kathy Acker vs Mekons [9]
      Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France (4) > Blaise
      Cendrars [1]
      + Britlur > Andrew Duke [2]
      Maliri v Parizi [Painters in Paris] > Iva Bittova & the Bang on the
      Can Orchestra [10]
      Stock Market Connection with Evil Nice > Sensational [11]
      Dream Rabbit > Iva Bittova vs Paul Murphy vs Frogsnatcher [12]
      Pau > Anne-James Chaton [13]

      All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. * Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Ode to the Clap > Eddie Woods [14]
      + Kampakuta > Sami Koivikko [15]
      As Hard As You Want > Stars Like Fleas [16]
      Peach Dub + Reggae Fi Peach > Linton Kwesi Johnson [17]
      Neruda > Marciano [18]

      Publication - is the auction of the Mind of Man. * Emily Dickinson

      Did > Jorge Piringer [13]
      Apres Serpa > Kibosh Lexil'herbe [13]
      Med / Honey > FruFru [19]
      Giggles Goggles > Rita Moreno & Judy Graubart
      Is That a Fact > Ida Applebroog

      My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. * Karl Kraus

      ~~~

      [1] "Prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jeanne de France" on
      Folkways vinyl. Like a train on the same tracks as Rimbaud and
      Villon, he was a writer but also lived life to its fullest. The
      ultimate revenge. He was called "le vagabond du monde." Read by
      Jacques-Henry Levesque. "Mimi my love my delight my Peru / To sleep
      sweet teat / Turd my bird / Shush-shush my thrush / To sleep / My
      pear my lamb / My peach / Humhum / Coocoo / She sleeps / She sleeps /
      And she hasn't gobbled up a single minute of all the hours in the
      worldŠ"

      [2] "Take Nothing for Granted" on Cognition Audioworks
      <www.cognitionaudioworks.com> Contains a lot of interesting tectonic
      glitch work that sounds somewhat like the soundtrack to a William
      Gibson story. Contains one of my favorite addictive trax of the year,
      "Warning". It moves from the heartbeat of a man in a bayou, being
      sought for a crime he did not commit. We hear rain, tumult, panic,
      impending disaster, rain on a windshield, driving through a night
      downpour, the wipers, what could be gunshotsŠ I play certain trax
      that grab me all day while I am behind the computer. This is one of
      them.

      [3] "Do Geese See God" <info@...>. This was sent to me by
      Ted Milton of Blurt so I figured it had to be something bizarre and
      surprising. And it is. Obtuse and full of ideas bursting around the
      high notes, they shag on the hi-c. Give me my rubbers, the spew is
      getting as deep as Wire meets Wagner.

      [4] "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.

      [5] "Winterlud" on BVHaast <www.bvhaast.nl> <www.greetjebijma.nl>.
      One of my favorite abstract expressionist vocalist. Emotional yet
      tautly conceptual. Here she does a Yeats poem: "She bid me take love
      easy / As the grass grows on the weirs / But I was young and foolish
      / And now am full of tears."

      [6] "Spoken Dub Manifesto" on Jarring Effects
      <www.jarringeffects.org>. Forthcoming compilation with words vs dub
      in an On-U style. Includes Mark Stewart, Ted Milton [blurt] and yours
      truly, among others.

      [7] "Let's Do Italian" on Vox Music. Weird selection of Italian hits
      by the greats all played by non-Italians.

      [8] "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.

      [9] Consciousness-raising and then having it squashed by the nihilism
      and post-Celine authors scurrilous fictions. The Mekons are still one
      of the most amazing best-kept secrets of all-time.

      [10] "Elida" on Indies Records <www.indiesrec.cz>. One of the Czech
      Republic's great exports. She remains one of the most-gifted and
      eternally evolving of the great abstract vocalists. Funny, each
      country seems to have a great female voice that represents the
      non-nationalist and alternative-paths subconsciousness of their
      respective nations.

      [11] "Natural Shine" on WordSound <www.wordsound.com> One of the
      great extemporaneous rappers of jive and soothing outrage. Street
      sharp with an edgy elegance. He could have done vocal trips with
      Mingus.

      [12] "The Party" on Indies Records <www.indiesrec.cz>. Party dance
      mix that sounds like Meredith Monk interrupting a Tom Tom Club party.
      Not altogether post-mod disco and breakbeats but has its distinctive
      moments - when Bittova's voice is allowed through the retro dance
      beats.

      [13] "No Repeat No Repeat: Fractal Muzik no. 3" on Semiose
      <www.michelhaverey.com> is an inspired collection of vocal
      experiments all less than 1 minute that reminds one of that other
      inspired sonic-haiku compilation: "Miniatures".

      [14] Dangerous Precipice (released October 2004):
      <http://delta-s.org/Eddie_Woods/dangerous_details.jpg>. Unlike most
      poets, Service made a great deal of money from his writings. Indeed,
      one ballad alone, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, earned him a cool half
      million dollars. His Collected Poems has never gone out of print,
      although (unfortunately) his 2-volume autobiography has. Well worth a
      Google search, for biographical info as well as his poetry. The quite
      different qualities of the 2 poets are noticeable in, on the one
      hand, EW's ear for precision and accuracy, for detail and yet it has
      room for the love of the SOUND of poetry that Thomas best
      exemplifies. "Dangerous Precipice" is, of course, the title track of
      EW's CD. From it, as well, are Sale or Return, Plastic Madonnas,
      Magic Amsterdam, Portrait for Jenny (also in Woods' most recent
      collection, Tsunami of Love: A Poems Cycle - for more about which see
      below), London Sonata, This Time in Kathmandu, and Tangiers Quartet.
      The entire 60-minute CD consists of EW reading 33 of his own poems
      along with seven poems by others: A.E. Housman (2), Lord Byron (1),
      and Robert Service (4). And yes, The Shooting of Dan McGrew is
      included.

      [15] "Samiaakki" on Handle With Care <www.handlewithcare.de>.
      Micro-house is cool dance music that has a subdued breakbeat that
      provides for dynamic tension at a neroromantic level, where the
      neurons first dance propelling our limbs to follow.

      [16] "Sun Lights Down on the Fence" on Praemedia <www.praemedia.com>.
      Sounds like the brittle kindling of a disheartened Tindersticks, with
      cross-hatched and asymmetrical sounds and vocals that break off like
      unlit matches in your heart. Damaged blues, like an audio tape wadded
      up and then rewound backwards and tangled. I have this strange
      aversion-attraction to this record. When I like it I should be
      annoyed, when I dislike it I find myself instantly reassessing it
      and giving it another chance. Shannon Fields with Austin vocalist
      Montgomery Knott and members of lots of progressive bands.

      [17] "LKJ in Dub" + "Bass Culture" on Mango/Island vinyl. Still like
      this in concept and dub-ness but somehow the texts seem dated or
      thin. Here I mixed the original versions with the dub versions for
      scattered house of mirror sound.

      [18] "Rattapalax 11" on Rattapallax <www.rattapallax.com>.
      Co-produced and co-edited by Edwin Torres who combines the best of
      Slim Gaillard and Bobby McFerrin.

      No man should ever publish a book until he has first read it to a
      woman. * Van Wyck Brooks

      ~~~
      o Update on Dutch Election Results:
      Something you've all been waiting for. No? Well, anyway, off the
      cuff, unedited - I got all excited because it was the first chance to
      REALLY let the current rightwing [something between
      democrat-republican] coalition [regime] except for Dutch rejection of
      the EU Constitution earlier in 2005, which was a call of halt to the
      easy sleazy way that governments [beholden to the gray men in suits]
      have portrayed the inevitable modern benefits of globalization. Thus
      voters in France and Holland motivated in great part by the
      collective Left [but also some in the middle and right] rejected the
      constitution as giving away too much to the people who already hold
      the purse strings, most of the cards, and control most of the law
      enforcement agencies which protect their property. Note how Bush was
      worried about respect for property in both New Orleans flood and Iraq
      chaos.

      Anyway, the Dutch, ashamed of their government's betrayal of basic
      human has expressed itself clearly. I am mildly relieved and cheered
      by the results that now forespell a left-left coalition for the first
      time [ever or in a VERY long time]. The big winners were the Dutch
      Labor Party and the Socialists with the Green-Left maintaining its
      share of the electorate. Voting for a local election was a bit higher
      than avg at around 55% but the level of interest was higher. You
      REALLY got the feeling [illusion?] that something was at stake.
      Anyway, many Dutch people [native or immigrant] were fed up by the
      un-Christian uncharitable nature of the CDA, a feel-good
      paternalistic party many turn to when they are scared of the left but
      don't want any real politik hardasses like the VVD [the party of
      people who want to basically imitate American policy in almost every
      capitalistic regard]. Anyway, the big losers were the raw capitalists
      of high finance and the right wing who would punish foreigners for
      wanting a better life. The bade PR Holland got from its refugee
      policies was a big part of this. It was shame of one's self-image as
      a nation.

      In local elections: that party I was talking about on the extreme
      environmental and social left with a ludiek [humorous] and lively
      sense of activism. Amsterdam Anders / De Groenen [Amsterdam Different
      / the Greens] lost their seat in the city council by 5 votes. They
      were [un]popular among other parties and Amsterdam's mayor because
      they creatively dealt with inertia and burning local issues. They
      remain in the Deelraad or local councils in Amsterdam. The results
      also lead to a fuzzy feeling of humane warmth, the kind people always
      get when they are spooked off by the technocrats, the numbers
      crunchers, and banking elite. This is dangerous because it lulls us
      into the feeling that all will be fine now that some huggable teddy
      bears have been elected. The same feeling is going down in Latin
      America as the governments have swung significantly [we don't yet
      know how effectively] to the left - against American hegemony is
      clear. The same can be felt here: ok, the left is elected on a LOCAL
      [national is next year] level and it is a clear sign that people want
      socialized housing, affordable childcare, better schools, better
      healthcare with the kind of artificial frugality imposed by the
      current regime being basically a punishment for NOT being right-wing.
      and those who believe like a religion that any human / social
      interference with the natural course of capital affairs is a criminal
      have received a wake up call. Scare tactics economically,
      xenophobically, terrorism-wise will not work if not somehow
      associated with a verifiable reality. The approach of the right has
      not made people feel happier, more comfortable, safer, more
      satisfied, proudŠ But lets not let euphoria with a swing to the left
      lull us into an orgy of wrecklessness.

      o Nuking the Economy: Forget Iran-Americans Should be Hysterical
      About This By Paul Craig Roberts [excerpt] <Courtesy of Dr. Dr. Jazz
      @ Party Beach Records>

      Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics re-benchmarked the payroll
      jobs data back to 2000. Thanks to Charles McMillion of MBG
      Information Services, I have the adjusted data from January 2001
      through January 2006. If you are worried about terrorists, you don't
      know what worry is.

      Job growth over the last five years is the weakest on record. The US
      economy came up more than 7 million jobs short of keeping up with
      population growth. That's one good reason for controlling
      immigration. Š Over the past five years the US economy experienced a
      net job loss in goods-producing activities. The entire job growth was
      in service-providing activities--primarily credit intermediation,
      health care and social assistance, waiters, waitresses and
      bartenders, and state and local government. US manufacturing lost 2.9
      million jobs, almost 17% of the manufacturing work force. The wipeout
      is across the board. Not a single manufacturing payroll
      classification created a single new job.

      The declines in some manufacturing sectors have more in common with a
      country undergoing saturation bombing during war than with a
      super-economy that is "the envy of the world." Communications
      equipment lost 43% of its workforce. Semiconductors and electronic
      components lost 37% of its workforce. The workforce in computers and
      electronic products declined 30%. Electrical equipment and appliances
      lost 25% of its employees. The workforce in motor vehicles and parts
      declined 12%. Furniture and related products lost 17% of its jobs.
      Apparel manufacturers lost almost half of the work force. Employment
      in textile mills declined 43%. Paper and paper products lost
      one-fifth of its jobs. The work force in plastics and rubber products
      declined by 15%. Even manufacturers of beverages and tobacco products
      experienced a 7% shrinkage in jobs.

      The knowledge jobs that were supposed to take the place of lost
      manufacturing jobs in the globalized "new economy" never appeared.
      The information sector lost 17% of its jobs, with the
      telecommunications work force declining by 25%. Š In five years the
      US economy only created 70,000 jobs in architecture and engineering,
      many of which are clerical. Little wonder engineering enrollments are
      shrinking. There are no jobs for graduates. The talk about
      engineering shortages is absolute ignorance. There are several
      hundred thousand American engineers who are unemployed and have been
      for years. Š Offshore outsourcing and offshore production have left
      the US awash with unemployment among the highly educated. The low
      measured rate of unemployment does not include discouraged workers.
      Labor arbitrage has made the unemployment rate less and less a
      meaningful indicator. In the past unemployment resulted mainly from
      turnover in the labor force and recession. Recoveries pulled people
      back into jobs. Unemployment benefits were intended to help people
      over the down time in the cycle when workers were laid off. Today the
      unemployment is permanent, as entire occupations and industries are
      wiped out by labor arbitrage as corporations replace their American
      employees with foreign ones. Economists who look beyond political
      press releases estimate the US unemployment rate to be between 7% and
      8.5%. There are now hundreds of thousands of Americans who will never
      recover their investment in their university education.

      Most economists refuse to acknowledge the facts, because they
      endorsed globalization. It was a win-win situation, they said. They
      were wrong. At a time when America desperately needs the voices of
      educated people as a counterweight to the disinformation that
      emanates from the Bush administration and its supporters, economists
      have discredited themselves. This is especially true for "free market
      economists" who foolishly assumed that international labor arbitrage
      was an example of free trade that was benefitting Americans. Š The
      economics profession has failed America. It touts a meaningless
      number while joblessness soars. Lazy journalists at the New York
      Times simply rewrite the Bush administration's press releases.

      On February 10 the Commerce Department released a record US trade
      deficit in goods and services for 2005--$726 billion. The US deficit
      in Advanced Technology Products reached a new high. Offshore
      production for home markets and jobs outsourcing has made the US
      highly dependent on foreign provided goods and services, while
      simultaneously reducing the export capability of the US economy. It
      is possible that there might be no exchange rate at which the US can
      balance its trade. Polls indicate that the Bush administration is
      succeeding in whipping up fear and hysteria about Iran. The secretary
      of defense is promising Americans decades-long war. Is death in
      battle Bush's solution to the job depression? Will Asians finance a
      decades-long war for a bankrupt country?

      Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
      Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
      Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review.
      This article originally appeared at counterpunch.org

      o Courtesy of Brady Lay, the Jewish Johnny Cash. [I went to college
      in Ann Arbor]:
      "The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
      Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun and
      demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't
      open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered
      onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The
      man, frustrated, walked away."

      ~~~

      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.

      * Super Nova is a big potpourri of sounds influences and information
      both local and elsewhere. Can you picture a sound? On Sundays
      18.00-20.00.

      * Wildcat Radio: Anarchist organization presents radio as it should
      be - in your ear. Saturdays 18.00-20.00.

      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
      autopilot rotation.

      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)
      http://www.ekodesgarrigues.com
      RTF 95.4 FM Limoges (wed 21h-23h) http://www.rtflimoges.com)

      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

      WTM PLAYLISTS
      o 2500± READERS-EYEBALL "LISTENERS" per WEEK*
      o Old playlists archived at <http://www.wfmu.org/~bart/
      o Selected Playlists at http://www.romanapoli.com/black/wreckthismess.html
      o Someday: <http://wreckthismess.com/>
      o Check out NEW excerpts from my erotic-dérive novel: Paris Sex Tete
      on Parisiana <http://www.parisiana.com/>

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