Radio With Typing and Shouting


We’ve been having a debate on the internal wcbn mailing list about the artistic merits of playing unedited selections from movie audio tracks. Hence the Waking Life clip. I was going to do more, but didn’t have enough time to scrub around in the video trying to find appropriate scenes. Also, I was pretty satisfied with the one that got played, and how it tied into the following track, and quitting while ahead seemed reasonable.

That clip spawned a call identifying the video ranter as being someone called Alex Jones. Here’s a youtube version of Alex Jones in Waking Life:

(And if that isn’t enough Richard Linklater-animated amplified Alex Jones for your, here’s a clip from A Scanner Darkly)

Another exciting call was a producer from the CBC’s A Current Affair. I assumed at first she was calling about my weekly repurposing of the How To Think About Science clips. I recognize that the CBC is not likely to take notice of my choice of material, but what else would it be calling about? It was not about that.

Other than that, it was a bunch of music. A lot of which I really enjoyed. Where was Lee Dorsey all my life?

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Playtime Title Artist Album Label
1:07 PM Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor Sue Foley Back to the Blues
1:10 PM Down at the Khyber Joel Plaskett Down at the Khyber
1:14 PM The Breakmen No More Cane The Breakmen
1:21 PM Walking to Do Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Shake the Sheets
1:26 PM Waking Life extract from Alex Jones Richard Linklater Director
1:27 PM Timba Am Gaya The Mutants Locos Instrumentales
1:30 PM Brandon Manitoba Start Breaking My Heart
1:35 PM Run DNA The Avalanches El Producto
1:38 PM The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
1:43 PM Are You Awake? Kevin Shields Lost in Translation
1:44 PM Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo vs. Kevin Shields
1:50 PM Huddle Flash Go! Team vs. Kevin Shields
1:53 PM Staring at the Sun TV on the Radio Young Liars
1:55 PM Too Many Birds Ponies in the Surf
1:58 PM Truck Driving Man Gram Parsons
2:04 PM Train of Thought Mother Mother Touch Up
2:06 PM Dim Dim the Lights Bill Haley and the Comets The Decca Years
2:07 PM Pass the Hatchet Roger and the Gypsies Saturday Night Fish Fry: New Orleans Funk and Soul
2:12 PM The Hanging of Doc Frail Gustavo Santaolalla Deadwood Soundtrack
2:12 PM Interviewed on CBC Idea’s Wendell Berry How to Think About Science series
2:15 PM Beyond Belief Lambchop The Decline of Country and Western Civilization
2:23 PM Jesus Will Fix it For You Sonny Treadway Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary
2:26 PM Just a Closer Walk with Thee Aubrey Grant
2:36 PM A Tune for Jack Lemon Jelly ky
2:40 PM Laugh and Walk Away The Shirts
2:43 PM Riders of Love Go Home Productions The Complete Bootlegs
2:44 PM Hog of the Forsaken Michael Hurley
2:49 PM The Kleptones Know How Frogs Function Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
2:55 PM Cymbalicker Kleptones Live’r Than You’ll Ever Be
2:58 PM They Tear Down Houses Don’t They? Shout Out Out Out Not Saying/Just Saying

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