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At the end of a lovely Independence Day weekend, Austin and William stand in for Jason Finkelman on Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, bringing you music from the distant fringes of jazz and the flip side of patriotism.

Download the thing here or click on the isosceles triangle below.


Subbing for the experimental/ambient show Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet, William offers a hypnotic two hours of arythmic, ambient, electronic music all meant to convey a sea of tranquility. Featuring guest appearances by JFK, Mission Control, and Elroy.

You can listen here and lapse gently into lunacy. The playlist is here.

Download and dream.

Silence is a powerful tool. In interpersonal communications it can express rainbows of meaning. In rock, especially rock geared for radio (which is almost all of it), it is as inappropriate as it is effective. It’s hard to listen for, butthere it is.

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.