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    wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 998: Less Reality PTP in the ether: 88.3FM Where purity & puerility are
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      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam

      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 998: Less Reality
      PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
      Where purity & puerility are synonymous
      streaming via internet:
      <http://freeteam.nl/patapoe/>

      17 December 2007 // 17.00-19.00

      "Many homeless people see the foreclosure crisis as an opportunity to
      find low-cost housing (FREE!) with some privacy."
      o Brian Davis, director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

      Ramta > Vladislav Delay
      Optophonia > Wild Shores + Marc-Henri Lamande
      Nesso > Vladislav Delay
      Floating World > Annea Lockwood
      + Lucidity > EMT
      Palmen > Jan Jelinek
      Second Birth > Sulphuric Saliva
      Viite > Vladislav Delay
      Lost Souls > Monster Island
      Indus > Doctor L
      Dress Up > Olivia Louvel
      Gringo > Pan Sonic
      Sound > Dust & Chimes
      Reanimix [Komet Mix] > Meat Beat Manifesto vs Frank Bertschneider
      Dub Dub Save > Lump
      Vibration Ruling the Nation > Liquid Stranger
      Pas Touch > Pan Sonic
      Cugi's Cocktail > Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
      Uitzending voor Turkse Gastarbeiders > Gerard Cox
      Grasshopper > Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
      Statik Dancin' > Dust & Chimes
      Let's Go To A Club > Olivia Louvel
      To the Red Flag [Pasolini] > Erik Friedlander vs Teho Teardo
      This Hamburger Doesn't Taste Good > Larry the Leper

      o Every artist played above is worth checking out. Many appeared in
      my Best of for 2007, no small feat. Monster Island is particularly
      interesting. As are Liquid stranger. STILL TRYING TO ATTACK A BACKLOG
      OF unpublished playlists. As you see we are entering March and I am
      still writing late December 2007 lists. I am never sure what is going
      to happen when I choose records for a show. The craziest things
      happen between concept and execution, between dream and reality,
      between plan and fortuity. That remains the magic of unpredictable
      and human radio. At its best, it is a combination of knowledge and
      play, of control and relinquishing that control at the door to that
      pit known as the Patapoe studio. Our studios are like an unhinged
      partner, a wild drunken sidekick who serves up monkey wrenches and
      sharp question marks tossed at your head. What happens is something
      you cannot predict even if you factor in that you already know
      something is going to be different or wrong or altered or disappeared
      in the studio. How to prevent major on-air glitches is to make
      everything seem like part of the plan but also to come prepared
      [being fully prepared to accept the notion that being prepared is not
      always enough] with long cuts that you will spin first knowing that
      [often] the cables and channels have been switched or disconnected or
      just not working any more. So you play a long cut knowing you will be
      fiddling with cables and channels trying to get turntable one or CD
      II to work. The only constant is that there are no constants. The
      only predictability is a high level of unpredictability. Does the
      acceptance of chaos give that chaos a sense of order? I guess so.
      This in a nutshell is the metaphysical and logistic aspect of the
      Patapoe studio. We haven't even touched on ergonomics, aesthetics,
      selfishness, dust, empty beer bottles etcŠ

      The material above helped create a sense of calm, like a long
      electronic mantra that led to a certain peace of mind, a kind of
      stimulating relaxation and this plus a good bottle of rouge always
      leads to situations of mirthful satisfactionŠ

      o The US gets to play in North Korea: NY Philharmonic goes to NK and
      one of their demands is the right to play the friggin'!!
      Star-Spangled Banner [or as we called it in hi school, the Star
      Sprinkled Banana]. What kind of nationalistic crap is that? You get
      to play NK and you want to play one of the worst nationalistic of
      aggression and war and a tuneless/tasteless one at that even if it is
      based on an old English drinking song. And for evenhandedness, the
      NYP plays the North Korean national anthem. You'd think that the
      purpose of music was to lead one AWAY from these very preoccupations
      with nationalism, with pride in irrational territory fostered by
      humans insisting that there is distinction to be found in this
      fortuity. You would have thought a Woody Guthrie song would have been
      more appropriate or at least composers dedicated to peace through the
      joys of music.


      o Good news: Overweight people now outnumber world's hungry

      "University of North Carolina professor Barry Popkin said all
      countries - both rich and poor - had failed to address the obesity
      boom. He told the International Association of Agricultural
      Economists the number of overweight people had topped 1 billion,
      compared with 800 million undernourishedŠ

      Popkin said that the change had happened quickly as obesity was
      rapidly spreading, while hunger was slowly declining among the
      world's 6.5 billion population.

      "Obesity is the norm globally and under nutrition, while still
      important in a few countries and in targeted populations in many
      others, is no longer the dominant disease."

      He said the "burden of obesity", with its related illnesses, was
      also shifting from the rich to the poor, not only in urban but in
      rural areas around the worldŠ

      He said food prices could be used to manipulate people's diets and
      tilt them towards healthier options. "For instance, if we charge
      money for every calorie of soft drink and fruit drink that was
      consumed, people would consume less of it. "If we subsidise fruit and
      vegetable production, people would consume more of it and we would
      have a healthier diet."

      And University of Minnesota's Professor Benjamin Senauer, who has
      compared lifestyles in the US, which has high obesity rates with
      Japan, which has low rates, agreed. "The average Japanese household
      spends almost a quarter of its income on food compared to under 14%
      in the US."

      While a direct tax on food in the US to reduce obesity would not be
      politically acceptable, agricultural subsidies which resulted in
      cheap food could be reduced, he added. But he said other factors,
      such as exercise, also played an important role.

      "Japanese cities are based on efficient public transport and walking.
      The average American commutes to work, drives to the supermarket and
      does as little walking as possible."

      2006 Story from BBC NEWS:
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/health/4793455.stm

      The above story reminded me of a TV show here called Shock Doc, that
      deals with dramatic health issues The show's focus this week was on
      the 5 million Americans who have eaten themselves into iimmobility.
      So crippled are they that many have not been able to get out of bed,
      stand, walk or leave their homes. A woman had to have radical surgery
      because she had eaten her way up to 800 pounds! She had to be removed
      from her home with crane. What we realize is that consumers become
      enslaved to the very products and lifestyles that promise freedom,
      release, and joy. That the food industry and advertising industry are
      in part responsible for this development is obvious but difficult to
      declare if you are in any position to do anything about it since it
      is often considered unpatriotic, not good for the economy to try to
      lead to responsible eating habits. Not that people themselves don't
      bear some responsibility for their own habits, it is fair to say that
      there is a siege mentality that reigns these days. It is hard for
      parents to fight [why should they have to FIGHT in the first place]
      the ad/food industries who are basically training kids to consume
      processed foods that will lead to health problems down the road as
      they get olderŠ


      The editor of On the QT <editor@...> CvH, forwarded this
      interesting article: Homeless find shelter in foreclosed houses -
      Vacant dwellings prove inviting to street people // AP [Feb. 18, 2008]

      CLEVELAND - The nation's foreclosure crisis has led to a painful
      irony for homeless people: On any given night they are outnumbered in
      some cities by vacant houses. Some street people are taking advantage
      of the opportunity by becoming squatters. Foreclosed homes often have
      an advantage over boarded-up and dilapidated houses abandoned because
      of rundown conditions: Sometimes the heat, lights and water are still
      working.

      "That's what you call convenient," said James Bertan, 41, an
      ex-convict and self-described "bando," or someone who lives in
      abandoned houses. While no one keeps numbers of below-the-radar
      homeless finding shelter in properties left vacant by foreclosure,
      homeless advocates agree the locations ó even with utilities cut off
      - would be inviting to some. There are risks for squatters, including
      fires from using candles and confrontations with drug dealers,
      prostitutes, copper thieves or police.

      "Many homeless people see the foreclosure crisis as an opportunity to
      find low-cost housing (FREE!) with some privacy," Brian Davis,
      director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, said in
      the summary of the latest census of homeless sleeping outside in
      downtown Cleveland. The census had dropped from 40 to 17 people.
      Davis, a board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless,
      cited factors including the availability of shelter in foreclosed
      homes, aggressive sidewalk and street cleaning and the relocation of
      a homeless feeding site. He said there are an average 4,000 homeless
      in Cleveland on any given night. There are an estimated 15,000
      single-family homes vacant due to foreclosure in Cleveland and
      suburban Cuyahoga County. In Texas, Larry James, president and chief
      executive officer of Central Dallas Ministries, said he wasn't
      surprised that homeless might be taking advantage of vacant homes in
      residential neighborhoods beyond the reach of his downtown agency.

      "There are some campgrounds and creek beds and such where people
      would be tempted to walk across the street or climb out of the creek
      bed and sneak into a vacant house," he said. Bertan, who doesn't like
      shelters because of the rules, said he has been homeless or in prison
      for drugs and other charges for the past nine years. He has noticed
      the increased availability of boarded-up homes amid the foreclosure
      crisis.

      He said a "fresh building" - recently foreclosed - offered the best
      prospects to squatters. "You can be pretty comfortable for a little
      bit until it gets burned out," he said as he made the rounds of the
      annual "stand down" where homeless in Cleveland were offered medical
      checkups, haircuts, a hot meal and self-help information. Shelia
      Wilson, 50, who was homeless for years because of drug abuse
      problems, also has lived in abandoned homes, and for the same reason
      as Bertan: She kept getting thrown out of shelters for violating
      rules. "Every place, I've been kicked out of because of drugs," she
      said.

      Michael Stoops, acting executive director of the National Coalition
      for the Homeless, hasn't seen evidence of increased homeless moving
      into foreclosed homes but isn't surprised. He said anecdotal evidence
      ó candles burning in boarded-up homes, a squatter killed by a fire
      set to keep warm ó shows the determination of the homeless to find
      shelter. Davis said Cleveland's high foreclosure rate and the
      proximity of downtown shelters to residential neighborhoods has given
      the city a lead role in the homeless/foreclosure phenomenon. Many
      cities roust homeless from vacant homes, which more typically will be
      used by drug dealers or prostitutes than a homeless person looking
      for a place to sleep, Stoops said.

      Police across the country must deal with squatters and vandalism
      involving vacant homes:
      o In suburban Shaker Heights, which has $1 million homes on wide
      boulevards, poorer neighborhoods with foreclosed homes get extra
      police attention.
      o East of San Francisco, a man was arrested in November on a code
      violation while living without water service in a vacant home in
      Manteca, Calif., which has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.
      o In Cape Coral, Fla., a man arrested in September in a foreclosed
      home said he had been living there since helping a friend move out
      weeks earlier. Bertan and Wilson agreed that squatting in a
      foreclosed home can be dangerous because the locations can attract
      drug dealers, prostitutes and, eventually, police.

      William Reed, 64, a homeless man who walks with a cane, thumbed
      through a shoulder bag holding a blue-bound Bible, notebooks with his
      pencil drawings and a plastic-wrapped piece of bread as he sat on a
      retainer wall in the cold outside St. John Cathedral in downtown
      Cleveland. He's gone inside empty homes but thinks it's too risky to
      spend the night. Even the inviting idea of countless foreclosed empty
      homes didn't overcome the possible risk of entering a crack house.

      "Their brains could be burned up," said Reed, who didn't want to
      detail where he sleeps at night. Sometimes it's hard to track where
      the homeless go. In Philadelphia, the risk is too great to send case
      workers into vacant homes to check for homeless needing help, said Ed
      Speedling, community liaison with Project H.O.M.E. "We're very, very
      wary of going inside. There's danger. I mean, if the floor caves in.
      There's potential danger: Sometimes they are still owned by someone,"
      Speedling said. William Walker, 57, who was homeless for seven years
      and now counsels drifters at a sprawling warehouse-turned-shelter
      overlooking Lake Erie, has seen people living in foreclosed homes in
      his blue-collar neighborhood in Cleveland. He estimated that three or
      four boarded-up homes in his neighborhood have homeless living there
      from time to time.

      Sometimes homeless men living in tents in a nearby woods disappear
      from their makeshift homes, Walker said. "The guys who were there
      last year are not there now. Are they in the (foreclosed) homes? I
      don't know. They are just not in their places," Walker said.

      The Associated Press <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23213246/>

      Today's Volkskrant reports that the US prison population tops
      2,300,000, which is more than 1 out of every hundred adults. For
      Spanish-speaking Americans it's 1 out of every36 adults, For Black
      men 20-34 it is one of every 9.

      OTHER PATAPOE SHOWS:
      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 in a seance with reflection WAS on Radio Patapoe on
      Sundays 17.00-18.00 Amsterdam time

      o C2000: Whatever Whenever or aka yo momma, electropulp metal, we
      hate hippies, hardcore jumpstylemetal, hiphopmetal,
      punk-industrialmetal and meta-metal Mondays 20.30-22.30

      o Psycehdelicatessen: obscure underground progressivica Sunday 20-24.

      o De Oktoskoop: Kinderen /kid /children /rugrats and other
      visionaries. Sat. 11.30-13.30

      o No8ody: unformated*core, vr/ijly/stile*maz*up*zumbi*drones Saturdays 14-16.

      o Radio Worm: Rotterdam-based radio collective presents inventive
      programming to baffle all preconceptions. Midnight Sundays and in
      autopilot rotation.

      o H=Bass: Klas-zeike Herrie [classic-sickness noise] Sunday 14-17

      o Gelul met Krul: Bullshitting on the radio with intriguing guests
      Saturday 20-22

      o Stront [Shit]: noise, lo-fi experimenting Wednesday 18-22

      o HET PROGRAMMA: industrial lounge for collapsing people. Tuesdays 21:00

      ~~~~

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