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Wrecking Morosophy & Intriguing Stupidity

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    wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 378 [975*]: Wrecking Morosophy & Intriguing Stupidity PTP in the ether:
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      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 378 [975*]: Wrecking Morosophy
      & Intriguing Stupidity
      PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
      Where purity & puerility are synonymous
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      25 Juni 2007 // 17.00-19.00

      "[I am a] Morosopher, i.e. someone studying stupidity; actually since
      1995 I am earning my money by writing and lecturing about stupidity.
      I am giving courses in stupidity at universities and for business
      companies, teaching them how to fail at the highest possible level,
      and how to recognise the stupidity in their organisation (always look
      at the highest level or in the centre of the system."
      * Matthijs Van Boxsel

      "Looking for a subject for a thesis I had to write at university, I
      found in 1980 the brilliant speech made by the Austrian writer Robert
      Musil in 1937 On stupidity a bitter attack on Austrian Nazi's as well
      as a serious attempt to fathom the logic of stupidity. I was looking
      for the sources of his book, and I assembled hundreds of serious,
      often unintentional witty books on stupidity by theologians,
      philosophers, sociologists. Stupidity was defined as a quality of its
      own, not a lack of intelligence. This was confirmed by allegorical
      prints from the renaissance, wherein Stupidity had a place of its
      own. I tried to find a system within the definitions of stupidityŠ
      Stupidity is unwitting self-destruction. Stupidity is the ability to
      act against one's best interests, with death as the extreme
      consequence. This talent is typically human. Unlike the animals that
      have an instinct for self-preservation, human beings are prepared to
      risk themselves and their kind for some crazy idea about race, nation
      or belief. So as not to be destroyed by their stupidity, humans were
      forced to develop their intelligence. All the strategies for the
      control of stupidity are what combine to form our civilisation. But
      intelligence does nog offer any guarantee of self-preservation. In
      fact, intelligence can even enhance stupidity, witness for example
      technological advances: * Energy-saving light bulbs are used mainly
      for the decorative illumination of gardens.
      * Motorists with airbags and seatbelts drive on average 20 percent faster.
      * Air-conditioning affects the ozone layer, contributes to the
      greenhouse effect. The cooling of offices leads to the heating of the
      atmosphere, leads to more air conditioning
      * The consumption of paper has increased since the introduction of computers.
      * The development of cushioned jogging shoes intended to protect the
      knees has increased wear and tear on the hips."
      * from interview with Matthijs Van Boxsel, The Encyclopedia of
      Stupidity and Morosophy, a book about the 100 dumbest Dutch theories
      of the 20th century.

      Sound Scape > Angel Alanis [1]
      Super Natural > Rekhmire [2]
      The Man With The Foldback Ears > Fred Lane & His Hittite Hot Shots [3]
      Prelude to Madness > Dubadelic [4]
      Morosofie1 > Wreck This Mess vs b/art [5]
      Hidden Unlisted Track > Dubadelic [4]
      Morosofie2 > Wreck This Mess vs b/art [5]
      Banker > Felix Werder [6]
      Surgery > The Specialist [7]
      Miniatuur X > Bob Ross vs Stea Andreasson [8]
      Morosofie3 > Wreck This Mess vs b/art [5]
      Les Enfants Gatés 1-3 > Rainer Lericolais [9]
      Morosofie3 > Wreck This Mess vs b/art [5]
      Les Enfants Gatés 4 > Rainer Lericolais [9]
      Morosofie4 > Wreck This Mess vs b/art [5]
      Les Enfants Gatés 7 > Rainer Lericolais [9]
      Mysterious Traveller > Weather Report [10]
      Waiting for my Soul > Toupidek Limonade [11]
      Les Enfants Gatés 9 [6x] > Rainer Lericolais [9]
      Many Many Places > Chantal Dumas [12]
      Les Enfants Gatés 10 > Rainer Lericolais [9]
      Le Petite Homme dans l'Oreille > Chantal Dumas [12]
      Morosofie5 > b/art [5]
      Your Molecular Structure > Mose Allison [13]

      [1] "Organic Moods" on Thrust 1998 vinyl.
      [2] "The Deviant Lounge" on Land.
      [3] "Car Radio Jerome" on Shimmy Disc vinyl.
      [4] "Bass Invaders" on Word Sound
      [5] "Lo-Fi Morosophy 1-5" on Wreck This Mess was a special mix I did
      for VPRO Dutch public radio during their coverage of morosophy:
      Personal philosophies with a tremendous amount of logical inertia and
      dynamic fervor. The more ridiculous the theory the more fervent its
      defender-creators. Soundscape broadcast in May 2007 and produced by
      Lukas Simonis as part of a night of investigating the major
      morosophes on Dutch public radio VPRO. You can listen to the complete
      broadcast of which this 1 hour mix forms a part at
      Here is the playlist and transcription of my notes:
      1. My Dearest Android > Andrew Duke vs Sound 00
      2. M.O.R.O.S.O.F.I.E. > Proloisirs vs b/art
      3. 666 > Robert Anton Wilson
      4. 1,2,3,4 Constipation > b/art vs S.J. Hawkins
      5. 144,000 > Common Ground
      6. Radio Free Clear Light > Black Valley
      7. Importance of 5 > Robert Anton Wilson
      8. n/p 4 > Norscq
      9. Chifres > Proloisirs vs b/art
      10. G1 Tyrolean Radio Station > Conet Project
      11. Magic Number > De La Soul
      12. Perfection > Lisa Kucharski
      13. Numbers > Kraftwerk
      Morosofie as popularized by Matthijs van Boxsel [via Charles Fort's
      synthesis of the ridiculous and the scientific] is a belief system
      given credence by the sheer force of someone's personal advocacy. In
      section one, we look at numbers as mystifying symbols that, for some,
      hold the keys to understanding the universe. The late
      anarcho-comedian-philosopher Robert Anton Wilson was busy with the
      Illuminati, the self-delusional portal of numerology, and
      synchronicity with the special zeal of someone more amused than
      convinced. Christian hiphoppers, Common Ground preach apocalypse and
      how Revelation tells us that 144,000 believers will be chosen to
      survive god's wrath. Meanwhile, Iridial Discs collected evidence of
      secret agent radio transmissions where secret messages were
      apparently dispatched via series of seeming random numbers.
      Cut-n-paste audio artist Lisa Kucharski manipulates a found tape into
      a numerological meditation on perfection. Sounds heard were by b/art,
      Canadian Andrew Duke vs Sound 00, California's electro-shamanic Black
      Valley, Northern France's techno-ambient producer Norscq confronts
      numbers as neurosis and mantra, Hippie hiphopsters De La Soul
      confront the magic number 3 and Heino's back-up band, Kraftwerk with

      1. Numbers [continued] > Kraftwerk
      2. M.O.R.O.S.O.F.I.E. > Proloisirs vs b/art
      3. Sprawl [Western Magnetics] > Matt Rogalsky
      4. Candlestick Symbol / God has a Sense of Humor > Radio 1988
      5. Birds > Blurt
      6. Bruno song Bounce PR > Brain Damage
      7. God's Own Drunk > Lord Buckley
      8. Preaching Gimmicks > Marjoe
      9. Access to Higher States > Anonymous
      10. The Council > Evelyn Glennie
      11. Santa Claus > Bing Crosby
      12. Sinterklaas > unknown
      13. Christianity is Stupid > Negativland
      14. The Science & Economics of Christianity > Radio 1988

      Morosophy spelled m-o-r-o-s-f-i-e in Dutch is a belief system held
      together by a series of interlocking self-justifying sophisms
      believed and preached by convincing characters. To me organized
      religion is the major morosophy, held together by a convincing system
      of suspended disbelief. Ted Milton and Blurt chant 'they triggered
      the birds, they lowered the sun, and shut the earth and take no
      prisoners. Bopster comedian-philosophe Lordy Buckley admits to being
      God's own drunk. While child prodigy and evangelical preacher Marjoe
      admits that belief is founded on deception. Subversive sound
      collagists Negativland portray a paranoid America deluded by the
      shams of religion in 'Christianity is Stupid' - 70% of Americans
      believe in angels.

      Sounds included Canadian Matt Rogalsky's 'Sprawl [Western
      Magnetics]', the post-speculative dub of Lyon's Brain Damage, b/art's
      crude sound constructions, and Evelyn Glennie.

      1. Interference in the Medium Band > b/art vs Black Sifichi
      2. M.O.R.O.S.O.F.I.E. > Proloisirs vs b/art
      3. Overtone Continuum > Moondog
      4. Mumbo Jumbo / Squid > Gregory Whitehead
      5. The More I Tried to Figure It Out > b/art
      6. Hello on the Other Side / Visitor > Ghost Orchid
      7. Nostradamus I-III > Phantom of the Movies
      8. Cymatic Frequencies > Peter Guy Manners
      9. Marijuana Field > Crooklyn Dub Consortium
      10. Lucid Dreams > Celia Green
      11. I Don't Know > Admiral of the SS Stark
      12. Radio Hypnosis in the UsofA > b/art & Lil Dude
      13. Maps of Radio Reception #3 > Brandon LaBelle
      14. Woe Betyd thy Wearie Body [rethreaded] > Jozef van Wissem
      Morosophical phenomena are often communicated via radio waves and are
      heard by mystified listeners. The street performer and eccentric
      composer Moondog believed that he composed in harmony with the
      cosmos, converting the physical laws of the universe into music to
      form his 'Cosmic Code'. Spoken word artist Gregory Whitehead plays
      with the fine line between mumbo jumbo and incantation. The Ghost
      Orchid CD purports to document radio signals sent by spirits from
      another world. Nostradamus, the legendary 16th-century visionary,
      supposedly predicted everything from two world wars, Hitler,
      Communism and terrorism. Peter Guy Manners is the main proponent of
      cymatic waves or the notion that all matter is made up of sound and
      that sound has healing properties. British radical skeptic Celia
      Green thinks that lucid dreams undermine established belief systems
      because they offer deep insight into the reality of the physical
      world. 'Radio Hypnosis in the UsofA' by b/art & Lil Dude is about a
      nation misguided by a cocktail of half-truths, religion, and
      patriotism. We also heard Brandon Labelle who explores the hidden,
      neglected noise found in everyday life and Jozef van Wissem's new
      medieval lute.

      1. Taboo Bass > Curd Duca
      2. M.O.R.O.S.O.F.I.E. > Proloisirs vs b/art
      3. Als ik Dada Zeg > de Daatjes
      4. 8, 9, and 10 > Slim Gaillard
      5. Do You Know What I Mean > Anonymous
      6. Why Am I Here Now? > Robert Anton Wilson
      7. What Does It All Mean > Longshoremen
      8. Dawn > Wild Shores
      9. Electronic Voice Phenomena > Raymond Cass
      10. 6-Minute Drown > Jack Goldstein
      11. Psychic Tension > Alan Watts
      12. Collapse into Pseudo-Magic > Hakim Bey vs Vladimir Muzhevsky
      13. Dood Zijn Duurt Zo Lang > Tommie & Sesamstraat
      14. Coloured Lights > Andrew Duke vs Souns
      15. Water / Yoga > DJ Cor Blimey
      16. Insanity > Blue in the Face [Polyphake @ Patapoe]
      Morosophy is attractive because the theories have an entertaining,
      speculative sci-fi side to them. It intrigues. Meanwhile, the Daatjes
      deal with the confusion between dada as in papa and as in subversive
      art. Mystique and mystification flourishes in a situation of altered
      consciousness, of deranged senses, of willful bewilderment and
      insanity in an insane world. Raymond Cass documented strange messages
      from the beyond, the dead, extra-terrestrials, ghosts and other
      unexplained psychic phenomena. Jack Goldstein, who committed suicide
      in 2003, was a transgressive artist who recorded 6 minutes of a man
      drowning. Alan Watts punkified zen and treated it as a critical tool
      to attack Western presumption. Hakim Bey's Temporary Autonomous Zone
      has led to a paradigm shift in thinking about autonomous living in a
      post-situationist world. Music heard included Austria's samplodelic
      master Curd Duca, the speculative ambient of post-Zoviet France
      outfit, Wild Shores, Andrew Duke again and a snippet from Dutch
      soundsmith Cor Fuhler.

      1. The Typewriter > Willem Breuker Kollektief
      2. M.O.R.O.S.O.F.I.E. > Proloisirs vs b/art
      3. Get Up Dress Go to Work > Shyboy
      4. Fulfilling Job > Work Drone
      5. Unburied Dead > Night of the Living Dead
      6. I Can't Do It > Tape Beatles
      7. Snake Oil Symphony > Daniel Steven Crafts
      8. Milestones > Richard Kostelanetz
      9. Simple Answers > Mark Verbos
      10. Old Man on the Mountain [exc] > Genesis P. Orridge [Hashisheen]
      11. Hypnosis > Wax Tailor
      12. Wawawo > Klaxon Guele
      13. So Why Am I Here > Robert Anton Wilson vs Kyron
      14. Motor Priest > Edwin Torres
      15. Good & Evil > Chris Burke
      16. Nee Tegen de Oorlog > Simon Vinkenoog
      17. Call for Protection > Elizabeth Claire Prophet
      18. Assimulation > Bittonic
      Morosophy offers creative insanity as a strategy against the doubt
      and angst sewn by an insane world. Work is a kind of capitalist and
      Calvinist morosophy. Work will empower you, set you freeŠ Edwin
      Torres, Cuban-American poet addresses the need for new incantations.
      Chris Burke disassembles the Biblical explanation for contemporary
      war. Simon Vinkenoog believes the poetic act or word can set you
      free. Before the Branch Davidians and Jonestown there was the Church
      Universal and Triumphant, a paranoid survivalist cult led by
      Elizabeth Claire Prophet. Music and abstract sound includes the
      Willem Breuker Kollektief, dark techno by Mark Verbos, the
      samplo-tripping of Wax Tailor, the invocational noise of Canadians
      Klaxon Guele, the dark ambient of California's Kyron and the
      enchanting sirenic ambiences of Britain's Bittonic.

      [6] "The Tempest" on Pogus <www.pogus.com>.
      [7] "Hyperspace" on BML, 1998.
      [8] "Archive I" 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. This piece
      proves that the voice of Bob Ross, famous television art instructor
      was secretly a meditation master. You listen and watch and you are
      stupefied into a stupor of meditative contemplationŠ
      [9] "Les Enfants Gatés" on Optical Sound <www.optical-sound.com>.
      Recommended label of incredibly intriguing sounds that skirt the
      margins, skip around the boundaries of ~ scape acceptability.
      [10] "Mysterious Traveller" on Columbia vinyl, 1974. Fusion meets
      post-hippie electronic trance mysticism in a jazzy style.
      [11] "Ignoble Vermines - A Tribute to Ptose" on ??? is a vernable
      attempt to translate the illusive obscurity of better than the
      Residents type music of this French band.
      [12] "Musicworks91" on <www.musicworks.ca>. Brilliant material on a
      music mag monthly CD of electro-asthmatic explorations of how sound
      infiltrates our every pore. Dumas is really good.
      [13] "The Best of Mose Allison" on Atlantic vinyl, 1970.

      * This big total is the TOTAL approximate number of shows I have done
      since the beginning of time or 20 years ago at WFMU [NY], Radio
      Libertaire [Paris], and Radio 100 & Radio Patapoe [Amsterdam].

      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
      autopilot rotation.

      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>

      Send all sound material for airplay and review to:
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      Radio Patapoe
      bart plantenga
      Dina Appeldoornstraat 11-3
      1076 AX Amsterdam
      the Netherlands

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