Flooding

Recorded during the tail end of around three weeks of powerful rainstorms.

Climate change talk over excerpt of Steve Reich's It's Gonna Rain from Reich: Early Works - Come Out / Piano Phase / Clapping Music / It's Gonna Rain.


WMNF'S Rob Lorei Radio Activity http://www.wmnf.org/events/radioactivity-with-rob-lorei/ and his callers get sliced up, mixed up and minimized.

Dangerous driving conditions.     Changing perspective.           Illegal mailbox check.        Checking things out.         El Nino.
 

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Another last minute gathering. We do welcome newcomer Mackro who shares his plans for a project focusing on the music of 1970. We talk weather, politics and A.P. Mike's creative output along with a bunch of other things.

Mackro and me.        A critical discussion of A.P. Mike's latest creative projects.           Brian has tech issues.      
 Talking weather and daylight.      Seattle.     Pike's Place.       The presidential election featuring Donald Trump.    
 Where is the Rock and Roll?      Dance To This Song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MVFAx-AX3c 
         
Macko's plans.      Finding music through comedy vines.       "Robert's gonna have a seizure!"   

Music festivals and arena shows.      Music of 1970.      Mackro's disco confession.      

Robert Christgau hated Black Sabbath.        Climate change.       Farewells.

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This is my take on the shooting in Charleston South Carolina and the confederate battle flag. Also discussed are state's rights, idiot logic and the media's role in promoting ignorance. 

Dylann Roof.     Charles Cotton N.R.A. board member, disingenuous or moron?        South Carolina's state's rights flip flop. 
Imaginary Christian prosecution.       There's one sure way to get rich if you are an articulate black man.     Idiot logic.
Confounding Christ's advice.      Music break: Jump to Conclusions by E.W. Jackson and the FOXers.     

Roberto Ferdman and Matthew Guterl discuss the confederate flag and the sorry state of today's media.
Let's drag Texas into the 21st century.
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Bird Pile

A Fredericks Foundscape

Intro     The bells of St. John's       Avian speculation       Avian observations       Slow flying objects
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Touch Me, AP Mike

A spur of the moment Skype gathering. We welcome some new people, reacquaint ourselves with some newer people and talk to some old people.

Jeff  and D.C. Pat.         Mike is done eating.      Randy Newman’s prescient. 

John Waters movies,      Mike hates Robert Christgau’s memoir.     

Dougald popped his Canadian head in.     Mike’s job situation.      

Writing books: Blood Trail, Lamentations and The Manny.       Bootlegging.         Bibliophiles.       

Corporate scams.     Shoplifting.     Early deaths.      Massa’s update.     Best Show talk.    

Skype thing excluded!     Dead Dad’s Club review.     Black comedians.     Dock Ellis.    

 WFMU Record Fair.   

   

Pat Byrne talks music:  Ian Svenonius (Nation of Ulysses) and Chad Clark (Beauty Pill).

Book talk.        Mike’s possible new career path.          Politics.     

 Stan shows up and Dougald rejoins conversation.      Weather talk.     Back to Randy Newman.

Wildlife: deer and coyote.        Sneaking around at Massa’s doesn’t work.       Touch Me, AP Mike.

Fair Use discussion.     Canadian idioms.       Euphemisms. 

    

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On Time

Time has been a topic I find myself coming back to frequently. I am about halfway through Douglas Rushkoff's fascinating new book Present Shock and felt inspired to create this piece.

Analog vs digital clocks.                  The relativity of time.                      Perception of time.         Time on my hands. 
      The Bicameral Mind.         Consciousness changes over time.       Analog vs. digital music.     
An inappropriate transference of hostility.              Under the control of something else.
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The Best Show was delayed. So we pulled the gang together on short notice. Mike dishes about his experiences during the recent live shows. Climate change in Florida is banned. We spend quite a bit of time talking about music and The Jinx.





Stan knows how to think.     Where’s Mike?         Static.       Mike on stage.

Kevin Corrigan.      Jack White/Elvis.     Mike’s Deemployment.  

Can’t Say “ Climate Change” in Florida.     Dougald and the Kids.     

Box Sets.      The Best Show.        Tech Problems.     WFMU Marathon- Clay Pigeon, Frangy.    

Backstage Stories.     Mike’s Stalker.     FOT @ Massa”s.       The Jinx.

Serial.       Roky Erickson.     Electro Shock Therapy.    Austin.     

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According to Pew Research Group 91% of adult Americans have a mobile phone of some sort. We are more connected than ever. 

Using that information I mixed in ideas inspired by Brion Gysin’s cut up technique and Steve Reich’s Violin Phase and created this piece.

Consider this an auditory argument that increased connections do not correspondingly increase the quality of communication.

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Faced with Tom Scharpling’s unexpected absence, Mike hastily convened an emergency Skype chat. We welcome some new folks and jump into our old routine as best we can.


Pat Walsh fails to join.     Corey’s Scharpling and Wurster talk.       Losing my touch.


Mike’s work and snow talk.     Pat makes it in.     


More work talk includes "You gotta be devious" and "Stair etiquette.”     


Movie Talk! Birdman and Inherent Vice


Brian shows we talk about the Toby Dammit, the Swans and Einstruzende Neubauten/

                    

Best Show talk.  Massa’s Movie Talk: Interstellar, Top Secret, Let It Ride, Burt Reynolds movies.


The Super Bowl.     FrancesaCon.         Gambling.             Girl Scout cookies.        


Fredericks and P.C. on Cigarettes and Whiskey ep. 93.      Cigarette people.


Paul Thomas Anderson.     Pynchon spotting.      Jon Wurster teases American Airlines.


More movie talk: The Master.       Audience watching.      Meandering. 

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Cycling

I had planned on doing a show about circles, Pi, spheres, domes, ovals and other things roundish, but things became cyclical so I rolled with it.. This is an abbreviated episode due to Tom Scharpling's not showing up for work. We had an emergency Mike Skype Thing chat instead- excerpts coming soon.


He was a bright kid.       Pi is infinite.       Hillary Today offer.      Where were you?         

P.C. Mike learns ten seconds is a long time.     Whiskey and Cigarettes (We're getting famous).

Mike Skype Thing talk: What happened to Stan and Kormodd?        

Listening to The Best Show.          Calling The Best Show.      Not right but didn't fall down.

Emergency Skype Chat?        To be continued...
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