Recorded during the tail end of around three weeks of powerful rainstorms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mar 8th, 2015 by fredericksnprcast
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.