Friday, September 17, 2021

Episode 274, Some Assembly Required

01 John Oswald – “Pretender”
02 I Cut People – “Freedom Prison”
03 stAllio! – “Oh Dear Oh My”
04 MF DOOM – “Greenbacks (orig. 12” instrumental)"
05 2ManyDJs – “As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt2 (tr. 17-19)”
06 The Bran Flakes – “Stumble Out of Bed”
07 People Like Us – “Dolly Pardon”
08 Martinn – “Jolene Needs U Now”
09 The Found Sound Orchestra – “Her Golden Fields”
10 People Like Us & Wobbly – “Pain”
11 The Reborn Identity – “G.I. Jolene”
12 Paul Hardcastle – “19 (NUA Remix)”
13 Andrew Pekler – “Flowers / Leaves”
14 Bobby Martini – “Gaye Parsons”
15 Savage Intellect – “The True Law of Nature is Self-Realization”






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Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Episode 273, Some Assembly Required

01 DJ Schmolli & Lobsterdust– “Crazy Diamonds in the Midnight Scrubs”
02 Pepe Deluxe – “The Ride”
03 DJ BC – “I’m Happy (On Sesame Street)”
04 Beats International – “Invasion of the Estate Agents”
05 DJ Food – “Pinball Number Count”
06 Atmosphere – “Shrapnel”
07 Atom – “Pinball Number Count (Math Problem Mix)”
08 The Forger – “Breakdown”
09 Ill Logic & Graf – “Shoot Out”
10 DJ BC – “Scooter and the Computer Worms”
11 Mad Mix Mustang – “Your Love I Need”
12 Go Home Productions – “GHP Goes Bananas”
13 The Orb – “Little Fluffy Clouds”





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Saturday, July 17, 2021

Episode 272, Some Assembly Required

01 Marc Johnce & Dan Mei – “Crazy Rock N Roll Sugar Night Gambler”
02 Awkward – “Halfway Home”
03 Cornelius – “Thank You for the Music”
04 The Tape Loops – “Akk Dakk”
05 Akakage – “Fop”
06 Buttress O’Kneel – “Ronny Gladstone”
07 Raymond Scott – “Tick Tock Cuckoo on Planet Mars”
08 Phil Retrospector – “The Boys are Back in Heaven”
09 Raymond Scott – “The Toy Penguin”
10 Jeffrey Sconce – “Search and Destroy the Binary”
11 Double Dee – “Realm of the Jezebel Spirit”
12 Bill McClintock – “Bang Your Head (It’s a Celebration)”
13 Jazzy Jeff – “A Touch of Jazz”
14 DJ Tripp – “Royal Losers”
15 La Musique Populaire – “You’ll Never Walk Alone”




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Thursday, July 08, 2021

Episode 271.5, or “Not Some Assembly Required” (as hosted by “Noj Noslen”), aired live in 2004, at WCSB, in Cleveland, OH.

"Noslen" was Joe Sweeny, a DJ at the college radio station who acted as our shepherd there, back when we were syndicating the program. New episodes were running late that quarter and instead of airing a re-run, he decided to get creative! This is taken from the recording he sent, Fall of 2004.

KBOO ran some special programming last month during our regularly scheduled time slot, so I took the month off and thought I'd upload this in the meantime.

Thanks again to Joe Sweeny!
Episode 271.5, Some Assembly Required

01 Steinski and Mass Media - “It’s Up To You (The War Mix)"
02 Negativland - “Tribal Mandate (Negativland Mix)”
03 Dockstader - “Apocalypse (Parts One & Two)"
04 Ros Bobos - “Test Section Announcement”
05 The Evolution Control Committee - “Enriched White Bread (The True Tale)”
06 The Button - (Track 9, "Ten Family Minutes")
07 Eddie the Rat - “Ronnie Camaro Goes to College”
08 Stark Effect - “Armour Hot Kids”
09 Paul Lansky - “Notjustmoreidlechatter”
10 Escape Mechanism - “Culture"




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Friday, May 14, 2021

Episode 271, Some Assembly Required

01 Colourbox – “Just Give ‘em Whiskey”
02 Dimitri From Paris – “Rêveries”
03 Dada Legion – “The New #2”
04 Go Home Productions – “Karma in the Life”
05 Secret Mommy – “Lay em Down and Smack em Yack em”
06 DJ Schmolli – “Land of Sonic Numbers”
07 Blank Image – “Stem”
08 Harvey Rothman – “Routemaster”
09 Diplo – “Light in August”
10 Pogo – “Into the Ark”
11 Negativland – “True False”
12 DJ Broken Window – “Hair, Nails, Percolator”
13 DJ Broken Window – “I Want to be your LFO”




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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Episode 270, Some Assembly Required

01 Unknown – “Starships (Pachelbel – Canon in D version)”
02 Raymond Scott – “Love Song to a Dynamic Ribbon Cardioid”
03 Osymyso – “I Heard Cuckoo”
04 Prefuse 73 – “Nuno”
05 People Like Us – “Happy Lost Songs”
06 Thriftshop XL – “I Will Survivor”
07 The Books – “Group Autogenics I”
08 The Books – “Group Autogenics II”
09 Pop Will Eat Itself – “X Y & Zee”
10 Bill McClintock – “Mother Was a Rolling Stone”
11 Nurse With Wound – “Creakiness”
12 Oki – “Pass the Cheers”



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Monday, April 12, 2021

Episode 269, Some Assembly Required

01 Jeffrey Sconce – “Joy Sinatra”
02 JoNasty221 – “High Like Biggie”
03 Ellipse Elkshow – “Whose Gun is This”
04 The Coherent Encoherence – “Guns”
05 YITT – “Big Iron Guns”
06 Wes Nisker – “Seven Days in May”
07 DJ Woody – “Ready for War”
08 Negativland – “The Gun and the Bible”
09 Bill McClintock – “Stop and Bust a Move”
10 RIAA – “Knowing When to Put Down the Guns”
11 Den Sorte Skole – “Did You Ever”
12 Andrew Rockefeller – “Today Was a Good Day”
13 DJ Earlybird – “Hell of a Heavenly Gangbang”



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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Episode 268, Some Assembly Required

01 Pogo – “Giving”
02 DJ Dumpz – “Smells Like Blue Coffin Dance”
03 Messer für Frau Müller – “Thank You Spaceman”
04 Daedelus – “Dnt Fk Sgr”
05 The Okapis – “Sheep News”
06 Josh Console – “Koka Kola”
07 Madlib – “Slim’s Return”
08 Susumu Yokota – “Card Nation”
09 AnDy Wu – “You Need to Calm Down Sunflower Paper Planes”
10 Asian Dub Foundation – “Youth Quake (Part 1 – Greta Speaks)”
11 The Tape Loops – “All Around Me I See Darkness”
12 The Tape Loops – “And You Are Darkness”
13 Unknown – “Fix You / Mad World”
14 Buttress O’Kneel – “Area and Grain”
15 Shahar Varshal – “Nothing On Roar Bloom”



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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Episode 267, Some Assembly Required

01 Mad Mix Mustang – “I Got More Than A Feeling”
02 The Books – “Be Good to Them Always”
03 J Dilla – “Hi.”
04 Max Tundra – “Typify Dialup Toll Amateurishness”
05 Leksa – “Sweet Memories”
06 The Avalanches – “If I Was a Folkstar”
07 People Like Us – “The Other Side”
08 Cut & Paste – “Watch This Sound”
09 DJ Fletch – “I Wanna Get High”
10 Jim of Seattle – “Welcome to Windows”
11 Party Ben – “Fischervana (Smells Like Emerge)”
12 The Flashbulb – “The History of Rain”
13 The Reborn Identity – “Lauren’s Opus”



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Thursday, February 11, 2021


Back in the year 2000, I mustered up the courage to get Don Joyce on the phone and blasted through a long interview with him, despite having little idea what I was doing.

Twenty years later, listening again to what was my first ever radio interview, I’m surprised how good it came out, considering the circumstances.

Here’s both parts of that first ever interview, for Some Assembly Required. I’m including the whole recording, as a kind of time capsule, but couldn't resist playing some music, too. (Only a small part of our conversation aired HERE, in 2001).

Available Now! For the First Time Ever! Enjoy!

The Full 2000 Phone Interview with Negativland's Don Joyce
Part One HERE
Part Two HERE


Thanks for listening,
Jon
Episode 266, Some Assembly Required
(Part Two)

(Full 2000 Interview with Don Joyce)

01 Negativland – “Content”
02 Negativland – “Time Zones”
03 Negativland – “The Way Of It”
04 Negativland – “No Business”
05 Negativland – “Freedom’s Waiting”
06 Negativland – “True/False Tour (live excerpt)”



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Friday, January 15, 2021

Three episodes in seems like as good a time as any to say Hi, here at the blog. Hello.

I posted a Christmas episode in December and then the first proper episode, since 2011, earlier this week. The next two episodes are a look back at my 2000 interview with Negativland’s Don Joyce, recorded over 20 years ago.

About halfway through producing these four new episodes, I decided maybe this was enjoyable enough to continue doing. Initially I thought, 'yeah! I’ll get on the horn and see if any of the old syndicators are still interested, I’ll schedule a new one every week! It will be just like old times!' Then I remembered how hard I ran out of steam, 10 years ago...
So, I’ll do a monthly podcast, instead. The show had expanded into a podcast anyway, by 2006, in addition to the syndicated radio schedule, and in the years since "retiring" the show, podcasting seems to have come into its own. Feels that way, anyway. Far fewer questions now, from people, about what it even is.

It’s radio, but on your schedule, online. Perfect.

Anyway, I plan to continue, monthly, from here. I'll burn out again, eventually, but it will be fun, in the meantime. Like it used to be! Like it was, back in 2000, when I mustered up enough courage to get Don Joyce on the phone, and blasted through a long interview with him, despite having little idea what I was doing.

There are countless resources, by the way, for neophyte radio hosts looking to learn how to conduct a professional radio interview. I consulted NONE of them, before reaching out to Don, in the Spring of 2000. Armed with nothing more than a page of basic questions and an above average case of nerves, I dialed California and held my breath.

Twenty years later, listening again to what was my first ever radio interview, I’m surprised how good it came out, considering the circumstances. I had no idea how all the connections in that little studio were managing to take his voice out of the old fashioned telephone receiver, and plunk them down digitally, with mine, onto a (modern-for-the-time) recording device which used "mini-discs" to preserve our conversation.

Don Joyce is a legend. If no one's said it yet, let me be the first (I'm definitely not the first). His work with Negativland (he called himself 'the tape guy' of the group) was and continues to be an important factor in the band’s ongoing evolution.

Though he passed away in 2015, you can hear his input on two new releases: “True False” (2019) - which Don guessed, back in 2000, they just might eventually put together, based on the tour they were promoting, at the time. And its Brand New companion release, titled “The World Will Decide," which you can check out HERE.

Part Two will be up soon. For now, here’s Part One of my first ever interview, for Some Assembly Required. I’m including the whole recording, as a kind of time capsule, but couldn't resist playing some music, too.

Check out Part One HERE.

Thanks for listening,
Jon

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Episode 265, Some Assembly Required
(Part One)

(Full 2000 Interview with Don Joyce)

01 Negativland – “Discernment”
02 Negativland – “Before I ask”
03 Negativland – “Car Bomb”
04 Negativland – “Crosley Bendix Reviews Jam Art and Cultural Jamming”
05 Negativland – “U2 (1991 Acapella Mix)”



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Monday, January 11, 2021

Episode 264, Some Assembly Required

01 Beastie Boys – “Flute Loop”
02 Susumu Yokota – “Long Long Silk Bridge”
03 Attica Blues – “Sketch”
04 Tipsy – “Grossenhosen”
05 Christoph Heemann – Magnetic Tape Splicing (Part 1)”
06 Christoph Heemann – Magnetic Tape Splicing (Part 2)”
07 Raymond Scott – “Ripples on an Evaporated Lake”
08 Aggro1 – “Beck ‘Loser’ vs. Frost Raven ‘After the Fall’”
09 Noah Creshevsky – “Vol-au-vent”
10 The Slammin One – “Hip Hop Jams (volume 1)”
11 Double Dee & Steinski – “Lesson 4: The Beat”
12 MF Doom – “Hey!”


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