The distinct and fabulous halves of BeatrixJAR:http://www.beatrixjar.com were my guests this morning to talk about the Spark Festival:http://www.spark.cla.umn.edu, a 6-day multi-venue display of local, national, and even international (Amsterdam!) talents in electronic music and art. How do you define electronic music and art? We got a little talky in the first half of the 8:00 hour as we went through some of its incarnations: sound appropriation, audio collage, sound art, circuit-bending, looping…it goes on, but we wrapped it up and got back to the music. Eventually.
To get in the mood for the Valentine’s Day weekend, Dr. StrangeDub DJ Baby Swiss presented the LOVEDUB special. Lotsa sweet, sweet l-o-v-e in Dub. Of course, we covered not just the ecstasy of the love groove, but also the loneliness of yearning for love, and the bitter disappointment of losing love. We hit all the bases…with the sweet reggae and dub sounds of the Echo Chamber.
The 7th Annual Rejection Day Counter-Valentine’s Day special on PWB featured all kinds of rejection, from world to leadership to the one that has soooo many great songs attached to it: love rejection. Thank you for all the great requests, and thank you to ST and Brent Floren:http://www.brentfloren.com for sharing the sad space with me!