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Birthday-1915

William’s 9th anniversary mixtape for Cristy.

Download or listen to the two-hour summation of the ninth year of love, scholarship, and the blossoming of silly language in toddler Ba.

For our final scheduled show, Cristy and William explore the discontinuous topic of great closing tracks on great albums. Except for “Hang Loose,” which we forgot, which Cristy is still mad about, even though she wouldn’t even let William consider including any They Might Be Giants songs. So we’re burying the hatchet right between your ears.

Download Closing Tracks or listen below

Into the sunset, radio on.

Into the sunset, radio on.

Babysitting Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, Austin and William deliver two hours of unplanned or intentional technical and musical problems, with an emphasis on implausible cover songs, featuring an entire hour of a beloved Julie Andrews song being brutally stripped of all innocence, and most of its melody.

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No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.

No doubt. By way of illustration, I call the court’s attention to the songs of Cole Porter.

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Let's do it.

Let’s do it.

Richard Posner, writing for Slate:

Related to the preceding point, the chief justice’s dissent is heartless. There is of course a long history of persecution of gay people, a history punctuated by such names as Oscar Wilde, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Alan Turing. Until quite recently, many American gays and lesbians took great pains to conceal their homosexuality in order to avoid discrimination. They value marriage just as straight people do. They want their adopted children to have the psychological and financial advantages of legitimacy. They are hurt by the discrimination that the dissenting justices condone. Prohibiting gay marriage is discrimination.

Here’s part two of the 8th Anniversary mixtape from William to Cristy. An intimate moment that lasts exactly an hour.

Happy anniversary, sweetheart.Download or listen here:

phil-collins-4dea6695cbe35William’s newest mix tape, composed for Cristy for their eighth anniversary, features thematic elements such as Heather, the Wizard of Oz, and the commercials of the Who.

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William’s 45th birthday party. Also Kurt Bielema’s 43rd. And Jessy’s (do the math). Straight from the Mackie mixer, a mix of old 45s, bad and worse, from an ad-hoc, Mad-Maxy, duct-taped-together assemblage of iffy turntables. Scratches, pops, warts and inexplicable variations in speed and all. All followed by a not-judiciously-enough edited collage of karaoke attempts.

Join the party, edited down to three exhausting hours, here.
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We’re no longer hosting Rock Geek F.M. Saturdays on WEFT. Once again, we’re looking for a new time slot, or venue, but will continue to produce Rock Geek material as long as we can still find the energy to fight about whether Revolver or Sgt. Pepper is the better album. Which is how we met. I won’t tell you who’s on which side, but until we get this resolved, were destined to remain together.

Here are two fliers for our suspended show to remember us by, expressing both our enthusiasm and our alienation:

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RETURN OF THE GRINGO.

All this reggae-styled Italian western needs is a movie.

A show dedicated to movie soundtrack music that never appeared in movies.

We celebrate the fact that soundtrack music, especially Italian horror and western soundtracks, has become a musical genre detached from film.

A dense, lush, funky, orchestral, and creepy mix.

Turn on the projector of your mind and listen here.

BLOOD FEAST.

This one is actually a real movie, not a fake soundtrack. I didn’t play it. But it looks fake.

For this show, Ethan Madarieta and William Gillespie took turns spinning songs chosen in response to the song the other one just played, creating a spontaneous lattice of segues, transitions, connections, arguments, and intermusical references.

Listen, download, tune in, and UNDERSTAND. Here’s the playlist.

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