wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 352 [949*]: Rubbing Reality the Wrong Way
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
20 November 2006
Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane
people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
* Nora Ephron
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
* Albert Einstein
The Grid > Philip Glass 
Minimum: Maximum [exc] > Hans Otte 
Songs With Words > Dr. Rockit
City of Pigs > Mike Ladd 
J Fonce > André Minvielle 
Can't Take You > Aka Ben Hatchelt 
Horse Latitiudes > Doors 
Everyone's Welcome > Aka Ben Hatchelt 
That Joey Rejection > The Breast-Fed Yak 
French Woman Luggage Cart > The Choir Boys with Strings 
In Paris, In February > Gato Libre 
Travelling > John Mayall 
Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And
they live by what they hear.
Such people become crazy... or they become legend.
* Jim Harrison
Navrat / Return [text F. Garcia Lorca] > Vladimir Vaclavek 
Das Leben Läuft Aus > Rocket / Freudental 
36" High > Nick Lowe 
Narcotic Building Bloc > Arklight 
Wir Sind Hier > The Choir Boys with Strings 
Das Reine und Das Gute > Rocket / Freudental 
Hey Lawdy Mama > Minutemen 
Authentique > Lefdup & Lefdup 
Chant, Bow Chime and Horn > Robert Ruttman 
Teenage Dirtbag > Earl Okin 
Sex Symbol > Earl Okin 
My Room > Earl Okin 
* [includes WTM & pre-WTM playlists from WFMU, Radio Libertaire,
Radio Patapoe and Radio 100]
There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.
* Henry Miller
 "Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance" on Antilles vinyl, 1983.
Weirdly psychedelic for the environmentally apocalyptic.
Koyaanisqatsi in Hopi means crazy life; life in turmoil; life
disintegrating; life out of balance; a state of life that calls for
another way of living.
 "Orient: Accident" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>. To hear where music
went into the future long ago listen to one of the only labels that
 "Mouvement / Slam" on Canal 93 / Mouvement. Everything you
expected of slam poetry. Hyperbole over subtlety, cudgel over
feather, fisticuffs over massage.
 "Every thing is Exactly How You Left It" on Spa.rk. By now,
obscurity is its own cliched genre but it also remains an intriguing
cellular dialog between surprise and expectation.
 "Strange Days" on Elektra vinyl, 1967. Next year this record will
be 40 years old! Morrison was poetry for me when I was 15. Horse
Latitudes was certainly a strange piece to find on a pop/rock record.
 "Get Your Greasy Head off the Sham" on Birdman
<www.birdmanrecords.com>. What a crazy record. Imagine Chicken
McNuggets jammed in under the strings of Zappa's golden harp.
 "The Choir Boys with Strings" on PF Mentum <www.pfmentum.com>.
Yikes, no wonder the asylums are empty, they're all out performing.
Use Beefheart as a flint rock and this is the spark that flies off.
But can you start a fire with it
 "Nomad" on No Man's land <www.nomansland-records.de>. Japanese
post-jazz on a German label.
 "Back to the Roots" on Polydor vinyl. My real introduction to the
Blues. He is strangely clunkily, confessionally, long-hairedly
effective as he does what most Brit rockers did not, translate his
own rich bio into blues confessionals. He is also important as a
crossroads of many legends and greats
 "Ingwe" on Indies Records. Interesting label tirelessly pushes
Eastern european 'new' music with heavy emphasis on Czech Rep. Liner
notes: "The music is inspired by mythological stories of North
American indigenous people, the Inuit and old China" Ingwe is 'blue
hawk' in Xhosa of the Kalahari.
 "Wir Leben Wie Gespenster" on Trikont
<www..rocket-freudental.de>. Rocket in that great tradition of
rudimentary punk rock [like Trio] which simplifies everything down
about 8 notches and comes up sounding fresh, original, punk,
experimental, kinetic. Always recommended.
 "Pure Pop for Now People" on Columbia [Stiff] 1978, vinyl. I
still think this is one of the great pure pop records. Wasn't the
original title something like 'Jesus of Cool'? Didn't that get
censored in the US and didn't it force him to change the title?
There's nothing greater than whole swaths of a nation or its
government being scandalized. It makes life worth living. You have to
feel honored when the US Government gives anything attention and
 "Gochu" on Rank Cologne <kolmrank@...
>. The band is just
beyond peach fuzz and already they've got the hang of Sonic Youth and
ESP Records post-noise improv non-jazz. Would have been the offspring
darlings of the Dadaists and/or Futurists. They have their own
myspace site, BTW. They work in that great tradition [see Pound,
Ayler, Pynchon, SY] of obscurity being the best revenge. Better than
pranks, better than punk, better than vandalism. It's poetry and it's
an iconography of iconoclastic annihilation the phoenix of feedback.
 "Project: Mersh" on SST vinyl, 1985. The original anti-pop speed
punk metal jazz band for people who read post-modernism; MM avoided
all the trappings of pop except death and commodified mythification.
D. Boon died. Did they pioneer the punks in baggy shorts look?
 Great sombre gruesome deep beats Tuvan-Gregorian bass-voiced
bottom-feeding, scraping static off horns, and a dingy kind of world
music from a world that exists everywhere in the gutters, sewage
pipes, frayed power lines of ghettos, barrios and back-hoods Imagine
some low-riders [dark glass] scraping metal, delivering Artaud from
party to party to do stand-up theatre of cruelty stunts. People laugh
 "1939" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>.
 EO comes across as a very entertaining revenge-of-the-wusses,
prying loose 21st century versions of the Loudon Wainwright III
school of humor in a Newport folk cabaret where all the drinks are
unpronounceable and colours you never even imagined.
Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.
* Robert Anton Wilson [RIP]
* Record collectors' shop faces the music By Robert Plummer , BBC News
After more than 30 years in business, Europe's biggest second-hand
record shop is in the throes of a huge closing-down sale.
Beanos, in the south London suburb of Croydon, sent shockwaves
through the world of music collecting when it announced in July that
it was no longer profitable and would have to shut. Founder and
proprietor David Lashmar thought he would be able to sell all his
remaining stock - more than one million items - by Christmas. But
with just a few shopping days left to go, eager punters are still
thumbing their way through tens of thousands of singles, albums and
CDs. Beanos' decline comes at a time of rapid change for the music
industry that has left ordinary consumers in a state of confusion.
Whether you're buying downloads for your iPod, brand-new CDs from a
High Street store or rare slabs of second-hand vinyl, no-one seems to
know any more what is a fair price to charge for music.
Traditional music chains such as HMV and Virgin have been forced to
lower their prices in order to compete with supermarkets, who now
account for more than a quarter of all CD sales in the UK.
"CDs were a novelty when they first came out, 14 or 15 years ago.
They were kept artificially high in price and there was a big
differential between manufacturing costs and retail costs. Gradually
a price war started and CDs became more and more affordable. Big
companies like CBS started slashing prices on their major artists.
You can buy a Springsteen or Dylan CD for £4.99 now, so why come to a
second-hand shop? That's really what started pulling the rug from
under our feet If you want to buy obscure Trojan reggae singles, you
can get them on a very good triple CD box set for a tenner, whereas
one of those Trojan singles could cost you 200 quid. So that's where
the market went for those. Whatever the genre - be it rock 'n' roll
or pop, whatever you like - people have done their research and come
out with excellent compilations, which makes it much more affordable.
That's taken the collectability out of that vinyl."
o Amsterdam's mayor Job Cohen finished second in the voting for World
Mayor 2006. Interesting guy of amazing unflappable almost zen-like
calm in a crazy city. He finished 5,000 behind the winner, the mayor
o Murders in Netherlands keeps sinking. Even though the perception
[as it seems to be worldwide] is that crime and violence are getting
worse. This is mainly due to the Internet and one's ability to see
suffering all over the world and locally in an instant. It is also
due to the nostalgic old timers who are still coming up with those
amazing bromides about how it used to be when everyone trusted each
other, nobody locked their doors and all the neighbors knew each
other and watched each other's kids. One wander through the art
and/or history museums and you immediately get a new view. People
used to be MUCH crueler - my daughter loves all those old paintings
from the times of Bosch and Breugel for instance. 16 million people
about 170 murders for 2006. 30 less than 2005, while in the 1990s
there was an avergae of 250 annually.
o Yahoo recently announced that Britney Spears is the most popular
search term for 2006. Paris Hilton ended 5th with Shakira [a
yodeler!] 3rd. But who was 2nd? Jesus? Osama? Hussein? This report
came out before the hanging of Saddam, which I guess would have been
number one event searched. But the number one event searched was
Steve Irwin's [TV croc hunter] death and the death of Anna Nicole
Smith's son. Does this say something about Yahoo users?
o While in the US doing initial filming for the yodel docu I got to
see a lot of hotel room TV and catch up with newspaper and radio
news. Being away for some 10 years it all sounds weirdly exotic to
me. And if this news story had appeared in Haiti it would have seemed
stranger than the fact that it comes from Florida. There Jeb Bush,
the governor, signed into law a measure known as the 'stand your
ground' bill lets people carry and use guns or other methods of
deadly force to defend themselves or their families in public places
like BARS! You don't have to attempt to flee first. This is an
extension of the concealed weapons act [Florida was a forerunner] and
the 'castle doctrine' [ditto] which allows citizens to defend their
homes with deadly force. They catered to the fears magnified by the
obsession with victims' rights [not that they shouldn't have them!
But they shouldn't be manipulated either to feed paranoia and gun
sales] meanwhile, Florida fries more criminals than any other and
yet Florida continues to have one of the nation's highest state crime
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 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.
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
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