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Drawing inspiration from this LP, Constructing the Legend, William plays through every song on Bob Dylan’s eponymous debut followed by the song that inspired it, with additional information about the artists, and an ad hoc reading of Rick Wakeman’s eulogy to Chris Squire. In all, a lot of deep history is swept into Bob Dylan’s first collection, before he became …  BOB DYLAN!

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Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Rock Geek FM party? Here’s an hour of songs with lyrics by Bertholt Brecht, performed by a variety of artists, and interspersed with recordings of Brecht’s interrogation by the HUAC.

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Art Theater manager and all-around film lover and hater, REDACTED, joins us for a spirited hour of odd music removed from its context and rolled in vigorously unstructured dialog.

Sitting in the basement with a dude with no name….

Sitting in the basement with a dude with no name….

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Austin and William sit in for Jason Finkelman on Fanfare for the Speeding Bullet. William finishes a bottle of chartreuse to numb himself while Austin spins—no, wait, his music is all on the cloudrains avant-garde jazz and noise and to mix it up a little noise-jazz with Anthony Braxton and Wolf Eyes. With just enough squonk. Right in the middle of the calamity, enjoy the calming sounds of Atmospheres—an homage to Kubrick in anticipation of our soundtrack show the next day, recorded the previous weekend. Download, listen, or just read it.

An incomplete record.

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In part two of our loving narrative of the rise of the synthesizer in British post-punk, we hand-pick a bouquet of our favorite earlier examples of the genre. Wendy Carlos, as before, makes a surprise guest appearance or two.

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My man wears a glittery tux suit and is completely serious about it.

 

 

From Anthony Burgess, J.G. Ballard, and William Carlos to Wendy Carlos, The Silicon Teens, and the Human League, we dig up the crunchy roots of primitive Brit-synth in the first half of a two-part show. Download here or listen below.

This show owes a debt to the BBC documentary Synth Brittania as well as the book Mad World, with a special thanks to Doug Hoepker for research assistance and tune-sharing.

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26 songs, signifying A-Z, in one hour, from the Muppets to hardcore punk. Join us in this race against time. Download or listen below.

 

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But who is he.... really?

But who is he…. really?

Uncle Johnny “Honcho” Anderson from Reverberation Vinyl joins us for a trip through the dubious facts but actual recordings of the artist known sometimes as “Lewis.” Hear what Lewis Truthers have to say, as well as some rare, somewhat recent, and barely released material from one of Lewis’s many noms de plume.

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Personally, my theory is that Lewis is actually Jandek. Shhh! He doesn’t want the world to know!

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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