Doug The Thug sez: Once again I hijacked Across The Board for the evening playing mostly mashups of disparate classic hits created by people who have waaaay too much time on their hands. I also threw in some of my own mashups. Included in the mix were a bunch of 12” vinyl records found by a dumpster in Uptown. They were priceless gems of DJ mixes from the late 80s and early 90s. MADONNAHEAVEN as well as Depeche Mode, Annie Lennox, YAZ, Bjork, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Mary J Blige. A veritable treasure trove. Half of them had totally blank labels so each one was a surprise. Also on this show: THEEXCLUSIVESNEAKPREVIEWWORLDPREMIERE OF LAUNDROMATVACATION’S NEWESTALBUM.
A track entitled: “Aqua Naught”.
I even SCOOPED Radio Rumpus Room!
Michael Sheldon calls in to talk about his book Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years. Michael Sheldon is also the author of biographies of George Orwell and Graham Greene.
Also this week, we talk with poet Matthew Mauch, a recent participant in the Intermedia Arts Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program. His poem Black Wool As the Answer to Everything, the Antidote For, the Synonym Of, In Medias Res, Black Wool is Love— was a finalist in the Sonora Review Poetry Contest, and will appear in the spring issue.
-Dave Van Ronk / Mack The Knife / A Chrestomanthy / Gazell Productions / 2:36
-Hot Jazz Ernest Holder / Holah, The Hot Vienna Boys / Unknown / Unknown / 3:20
-Machito / Intermezzo (Souvenir De Vienna) / Tabu / Proper / 3:20
-Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Walk Right In / The Complete Works of Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Yazoo 2:55
-Cannon’s Jug Stompers / Going To Vienna / The Complete Works 1927-1930 / Yazoo / 2:33
-Otto Virgial / Little Girl In Rome / American Primitive, Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939) / Revenant / 2:38
The RSST gets blue… beat, that is! We open with a set that contains blue or blues in either the artist name, the track title, the record label, or all three! The bluest: Brigitte Bond the Blue Beats – Blue Beat Baby, on Blue Beat Records! Sherwood unearths a piece of KFAI history, playing Tea-A-Wanna-Whistle (the Little City In Space news theme) uninterrupted by yakety-yak for the first time in the 31 years the station’s been on the air(!) and Hour 3 features a Django-centric 4(+1)-in-a-row. Again we couldn’t scare up a fresh Lolli this week.