WRECK: BESTBESTBEST 2006
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 358 [955*]: The Best of The
Best of The Best of 2006
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
15 January 2007 // 16.50-19.00
"If strangeness be a standard for unfavorable judgment, I damn, at a
swipe, most of this... But damnation is nothing to me. I offer the
data. Suit yourself."
"I can't quite define my motive, because to this day it has not been
decided whether I am a humorist or a scientist."
* Charles Fort, Albany NY [quoted in The Damned Universe of Charles
Rastrillo-termontanque > Anla Courtis 
La Radio, Ça Detend > Elsa Justel 
Reducido a Hemmoragia de Merkluzas > Anla Courtis 
Arrivals & Departures > Yves Martel [+]
Buy First, Second Free > Andrew Duke 
N/p 4 part 1 > Norscq vs aka Bondage 
Sterile > Black Sifichi vs Brain Damage [i]
N/p 4 part 2 > Norscq vs aka Bondage 
Freyi Walt / Bim Josef > Christine Lauterberg 
Body Enduring Inconsistency > Huang Qing + Aojie A Ge 
Voix de la Ville > Henri Pousseur 
Coke > Mash Up Sound System vs Incredibad 
Presto > Iva Bittova 
Can't Beat Blim > Ted Milton vs Sam Britton 
Whip My Toudie > Jozef van Wissem 
Walking Man > James Taylor [k]
Parti Longtemps > Michel F. Coté 
20 Rats at Once > Unireverse 
The Big Wig > J. D. King & the Coachmen [$]
Pennies from Heaven > Frank Rosolino [d]
Metroconversation > Suzanne Thoma vs Brain Damage [i]
Usti, Usti Baba > Senor Coconut vs Koçani Orchestar 
Dub Homo > Serge Gainsbourg 
Heeme > Etran Finatawa 
Thunda & Lightning > ERS-One vs Scud 
Chicharras Night > Up, Bustle & Out 
Sara Love > DJ Amsia 
Fenetres > Mohammed el Amraoui vs Brain Damage [i]
Mirrors the Movement > Phil Hargreaves vs Lee Noyes [*]
British Tourist Revisited > John Dowie vs POW Ensemble [iv] [b]
In A Gadda Da Vida > Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha [c]
Rise > Noiseshaper 
Inuit Wedding > Sainkho [iii]
Purple Peeps > Sensational vs Kouhei 
Warm Leatherette Erik Friedlander vs Teho Teardo  [e]
[Obviously some of these were released (way) before 2006 but I don't
care about chronology that much]
List is NOT in a fixed order but rather in a floating or bobbing pond
of sound. Although the ones nearer the top belong somewhere near the
top, number 20 could as easily been number 14 or 27. ALL of these
listed were appreciated.
 Henri Pousseur > Acousmatrix - History of Electronic Music IV >
 Up, Bustle & Out > City Breakers 18 Frames per Second > Collision
 Michel F. Coté > Flat Fourgonnette: Mescal Free Style > Dame
 Serge Gainsbourg > Mauvaises Nouvelles des Etoiles >
 Various Poets > Poetry on Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work,
1888-2006 > Shout Factory <shoutfactory.com>.
 Etran Finatawa > Introducing > World Music network <www.worldmusic.net>.
 Ted Milton > Odes > TM <www.tedmilton.net>.
 Shukar Collective > Urban Gypsy > Riverboat <www.worldmusic.net>.
 Norscq > 5 Streams > Optical Sound <www.optical-sound.com>
 Andrew Duke > Consumer vs. User > Cognition Audioworks
 Jozef van Wissem > A Rose by Any Other Name: Anonymous Lute
Solos of the Golden Age > BVHaast <www.bvhaast.nl>.
 Christine Lauterberg > Alles Bleibt Anders > Dewil Music
 Various WORM Artists > Dig / Feed / Shit > WORM > <www.wormweb.nl>.
 Beans > Shock City Maverick > Warp.
 Polkabilly: How the Goose Island Ramblers Redefined American
Folk Music > Oxford University Press <www.oup.com>.
 Noiseshaper > Real to Reel > Echo Beach <www.echobeach.de>.
 Unireverse > Plays the Music > No Type
 Sensational > Sensational Meets Kouhei > WordSound <www.wordsound.com>.
 American Polka: Old Tunes & New Sounds > Trikont <www.trikont.de>.
 Various Artists > Electric Gypsyland > Crammed / 6 Degrees
 Erik Friedlander & Teaho Teardo > Giorni Rubati > Bip-Hop
 ERS-One Rude, Rugged and Rough Raggabot <www.raggabot.com>.
 The Cats & the Fiddle > Start Jive Talkin' > Dee-Jay
 Up, Bustle & Out > Mexican Sessions > Collision <www.echobeach.de>.
 Earl Okin > Music Genius & Sex Symbol > Columbia
 Various Artists > My Radio > LMC <www.l-m-c.org.uk>.
 RothKamm > FB02; Astronaut of Inner Space > Flux <www.fluxrecords.com>
 Rocket/Freudental > Wir Leben Wie Gespenster > Trikont <www.trikont.de>.
 Anla Courtis > Tape Works > Pogus <www.pogus.com>
 The Grief > The Grief - Greatest Hits on Optical Sound
 Iva Bittova & Others > Elida on Indies Records <www.indiesrec.cz>
 Various Artists > Worm April 2006 CDR <www.wormweb.nl>.
Not Eligible But Still Good [I had a hand in these]
[i] Various Artists > Spoken Dub Manifesto > Jarring Effects
[ii] Dub Syndicate > The Rasta Far I > Collision <www.dub-music.de>.
[iii] Rough Guide to Yodel > World Music Network <www.worldmusic.net>.
[iv] POW Ensemble > Birdsong from Inside the Egg > X-Or <www.x-or.nl>.
Incomprehensible (not necessarily bad, in fact, mostly good) Honor Roll
[$] J. D. King & the Coachmen > American Mercury > Ecstatic Peace
[%] ArkLIGHT > Gochu > Rank Cologne <kolmrank@...>
[#] Dr.Dr. Jazz > Erik Satie: Vexations > Party Beach <drdrjazz@...>
[*] Phil Hargreaves & Les Noyes > A Present from the Pickpocket
[+] Engagement & Confrontation > Yves Martel > Ambiences Magnetiques
Singles / individual trax
[a] Sex Machine [Brown] > Serge Gainsbourg vs La Horde
[b] British Tourist Revisited John Dowie vs POW Ensemble
[c] In A Gadda Da Vida > Albert Kuvezin & Yat-Kha
[d] Pennies from Heaven > Frank Rosolino [jazz yodeling!]
[e] Warm Leatherette > Erik Friedlander vs Teho Teardo
[f] Dreams > Cranberries [post-new wave yodeling]
[g] Arriba Monte > Brigada Victor Jara
[h] Ageing Young Rebel > DJ Food vs Ken Nordine
[k] Walking Man > James Taylor
[l] Blue Xmas > Miles Davis & Bob Dorough
[m] Song for my Choir > Trout Pomeroy
[n] Benny & the Jets > Elton John & the Muppets
o With every year end tabulation I am brought to many junctures
mentally and mnemonically. Upon moving to the US when I was six I
remember 'learning' America through my transistor radio, something I
took with me everywhere growing up in New Jersey. I remember taking
it to bed, tuning it on my pillow, drawing in distant stations that
fluttered and flourished somewhere in the Midwest. I remember the
angst and sadness as the battery wore out and the stations began to
fade until all you could get was the most powerful station in the
area, like WOR. I remember testing the transistor batteries by
putting your tongue on the 2 poles and getting this kind of
titillating bitter shock on your tongue. I remember riding on my
bike, radio to ear, I remember devising a holder for it so I could
ride with 2 hands, radio positioned on a little wooden platform
strapped to my handlebars. I remember that the jolts were not good
for this radio. I remember the internal antenna coming loose and the
radio beginning to short out and me having to open the back to wiggle
the internal parts to get it to cough up a few more hours of radio.
I remember going shopping in some department store for a new [red]
transistor radio. I remember being alone a lot except for my radio
and that a working radio was important to accompany me on my long
dreamy meanderings through fields and strange towns. I remember my
father buying a great old heavy Norelco reel-to-reel tape recorder
and I remember him recording things off his shortwave radio and off
TV like Ed Sullivan. I remember my father being big enough to share
his toy with me and helping me set up the mike in front of the radio
to especially record the top 100 countdown for the end of the year
which usually happened during the Xmas season ending at New Year.
There I would be diligently writing down the list from 100 to number
1 and trying to anticipate turning on the recorder to record numbers
I liked since I only had one reel of tape. I remember this is where
my fascination came from, trying to learn America and growing up and
long hair and charisma and music and girls through the radio and pop
and rock music.
The amazing thing back then was that the best music was pop music and
that experimentation and adventure and mingled genres could all
happen in the 1960s - black, white, rock, pop, jazz, even blues and
Caribbean, Latin hits got through to the top 40s. I romanticize a bit
no doubt but I liken then to a community neighborhood sandbox where
all the kids played in the same box with the same sand. While today
'everyone' is 'wealthy' enough to live far away from any downtown and
every house and family has its own playground and sandbox.
Today music that is interesting gets no airplay - that is why John
Peel was such a big deal and his range wasn't even that broad. But at
least he was personally INTO what he played, which is more than you
can say for the hacks manning the studios across the commercial radio
world. The good thing about the Internet is that you can again hear
strange things via Webradio or Podcasts. The downside is downloading
[not necessarily for free and THAT I am not so sure about either -
good or bad that you can 'steal' music.]. Downloading bypasses the
third parties which include the labels, the graphic designers, the
liner notes writers and the critics. You just download what you like
and know and what others from your similar circles suggests you
listen to. The jury is still out on whether these developments are
imploding or exploding tastes, broadening or narrowing horizons and
I know I am on the brink of changing the way I do radio and post my
playlists [continue on Patapoe - OK. As long as we get back and stay
online] and am getting advice from some of my more technically
inclined friends who might come up with something yet. The problem
with technological shifts [that happen with increasing frequency] is
that if you keep up with your relation to the technology you lose
your relation with content. The medium is NOT the message to me. The
medium is a spoon, a tool. Just like a writer doesn't write about a
pencil or his keyboard, he automatically just USES the tool. That is
how I want it to be with radio, broadcasting but alas I am always too
tired after working to spend more hours figuring out how to launch
myself in a new direction anyway, I am looking to purchase some
domain name, some virtual land and there build something to my liking
The best here comes from over 150 records I was sent or given or that
I bought or was sent as mp3s I want to thank all of the labels and
musicians who keep sending music. Furthermore, I want to again insist
that I plan to catch up on delinquent playlists VERY soon.
First Appearance of Brain Damage in Netherlands
Tonight Friday January 19 at 23.00
Tha Big Escape
BRAIN DAMAGE (F|LIVE)
Great French deep electro-dub in a post-On-U style. [See many WTM
playlists with lots of airplay.] Sound engineer and bassist create
atmospheric, deep emotional dub.
Loudspeaker : Antwerp artist collective and ix project 3 tunrtables
and effects. Ex members of Subaltern & Larsoul: Belgian
Dubpirates are from Amsterdam and play fresh dancehall
Lekkah Band Soundcrew combines reggae, dancehall, dub en drum 'n
bass. With VJ rOol
2013 DN Haarlem
023 - 517 58 50 (kantoor)
023 - 517 58 58 (kassa/infolijn)
023 - 517 58 51 (fax)
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 Solus: Minimal electro techno acid french hiphop / Thursdays 22.00
o Super Nova is a big potpourri of sounds influences and information
both local and elsewhere. Can you picture a sound? On Sundays
o Wildcat Radio: Anarchist organization presents radio as it should
be - in your ear. Saturdays 18.00-20.00.
o De Oktoskoop: Kinderen /kid /children /rugrats and other
visionaries. Sat. 11.30-13.30
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
* Wreck This Mess-Paris @ Radio Libertaire, Paris 89.4 hosted by
Laurent Diouf 1/2 PanouPanou on Tuesdays 12:30-14:30 check
* Black Sifichi / Audiometric radio check <http://www.blacksifichi.com>
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