The “usual unusual” audio selections found on FTB#136 were designed to keep you guessing while hopefully turning you on to sounds new and inviting. You will find new efforts from everywhere including Inhaler, Mike Doughty’s new Ghost Of Vroom project yields another track, Tycho links with Ben Gibbard, the big voice of Nichole Atkins joins with Marissa Nadler to update a classic single, Jesse Malin and Kurt Vile return, Drive-By Truckers open their tape vault, more from Jomoro, a new tribute to Roky Erickson finds Gary Clark Jr. riffing away and we again explore the overlooked new gem from old friends Dramarama. There also a nice sized set of very rare Lowell George, including an interview, Spirit abounds even Jo Jo Gunne, King’s X, Dag Nasty, The Gaslight Anthem, Thin Lizzy, Lou Reed with and without Ornette Coleman, Marshall Crenshaw, Mercury Rev, The Records, The Clash, Pat DiNizio, Keith Richards and so much more. Deep thanks to those who heeded our call with much needed donations here and and welcome to those joining us here Big love and kisses to everyone.
Our homage to FM Radio’s Underground late night, free form programming moves ahead with episode #5 and just to make our intentions clear, this is not a music history lesson. Using all the music available we include a palette of sound we think would be utilized in such a presentation today. From William Tyler, Jeff Buckley, Bongwater and No-man to Gil-Scott Heron, Greenslade, Weather Report and Sun Ra. John Grant, Issac Hayes and Stone Roses exist and flourish among Squarepusher, Warren Zevon and Sly & The Family Stone. Nothing is left behind in our search for just the right ebb and flow. In memory of broadcasting pioneers like Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue, Tom Yates, Vin Scelsa, Father Tom Morrera and of course, Alison Steele.
It didn’t take long to break the self imposed half hour run time, but will try to keep to 30 minutes going forward. Odds are currently 4-1 at nearby Atlantic City that it will happen again. At least kept it under :40. New Courtney Barnett, Slothrust, Strand of Oaks and more. Thanks so much for listening and please check out the new page here and don’t forget you are already on the main site, which is always correct.
FTB #135 makes it in time for weekend listening and this set of sonic delight is perfect for a “lounge about” day in Summer, at least in our world. A few things from William Tyler and what is shaping up to be the new favorite duo around here, Bobby Gilesspie and Jehnny Beth slot into a series of sets ranging from the power pop of 20/20, Dwight Twilley, Bill Lloyd and Adam Schmitt to the intricate stylings of Roxy Music, Traffic, Miles Davis,Brian Blade, Tony Allen and Mahavishnu Orchestra for a send off to Rick Laird. Lou Reed and John Cale also show up and make nice with John Martyn, Nick Drake, Lloyd Cole, A Girl Called Eddy, The Beach Boys, Japan, The The, War (with and without Eric Burdon), Morphine, Brian Eno, World Party, The Waterboys and many more. Thanks for listening and we could use a little bit of fundraising at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR so if you could toss a shekel or two our way it would help considerably. As always, thanks for the love. We couldn’t exist without it.
In a tight 29:21 you will get five brand new songs, well one was recorded years ago but just released. In addition, this episode's library track you might have missed (and need to know about) comes from fertile ground of The Boston Music Scene in the late 80s/early 90s. Thanks for checking out our newest feature and thanks as always for any spare change you can throw our way at https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR it's going to be a long Summer.
Now that my brain appears to be working again, I like to keep it occupied with fun stuff so just for fun I have been building a new radio station. Yep, a whole damn station. It's not difficult to do these days and I have all the required software already, so why not? Taking it a step further I patched it to a small transmitter so if you live within a mile this actually will come in on your radio. I admit being somewhat of a geek but this is the kind of stuff that makes life worth living for me. I ran an actual aircheck on the station last night and thought some of you may get a kick out of it. Especially the gang at Loft Refugees. This is not going on Mixcloud, it's just for us.
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SAST hopes to be a useful, trusted musical filter. We watch and listen to much more media than ever, but virtually none of us do it at the same time or from the same source. SAST will eventually be a 5 day a week regular show, rarely lasting more than 30 minutes maximum, usually less. Each show will feature new releases only, save for 1 song from the library you might have missed. Hope you enjoy it and find something new or old to love. A musical filter for discerning tastes.
Welcome to Short Attention Span Theater_episode001. The Debut!
Collectively we have reached a point in music culture where the abundance of fresh material available is only rivaled by the overwhelming number of different places to be exposed to it. For me it’s wonderful, as this is what I do. I need to know what’s coming and going as a regular part of my day. Most people don’t.
In the not-so-distant past, it was given that around 40% of the general public that makes music a priority in their life would at least be exposed to new stuff through common channels/events. Those days are long gone. We watch and listen to much more media than ever, but virtually none of us do it at the same time. SAST hopes to be a useful, trusted filter.
SAST will eventually be a 5 day a week regular show, rarely lasting more than 30 minutes maximum, usually less. Each show will feature new releases only, save for 1 song from the library you might have missed. Hope you enjoy it and find something new or old to love.
Already on Episode 4 of Basement After Dark, a loving tribute to the great Nightbird, Alison Steele. This series of shows is designed to pay tribute through the use of sound bites, things often heard on her show and stuff that I feel would be used on the show if it still existed. There was always a certain ebb and flow to Alison’s show, something sorely lacking in the current age of programming to the lowest common denominator. No algorithms were harmed or used in the creation of this program, just love and respect for the music and the vibe. I have decided to include a proper playlist with the show, but try not to use it as a play by play tool. Personally, I have always found the surprise of what comes next part of the charm. Thanks for the feedback and support through https://paypal.me/pools/c/8beKwFWlHR and if there is anything you would like to hear included on future episodes, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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