:Episode Seventy-Five: 9.22.2017
|Zone Six||Love Monster||Love Monster|
|Drums Off Chaos||On Circles||Compass EP|
|Laraaji||Laraajazzi||Bring On The Sun|
|Gift||Drugs||V/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares|
|Crossblood Experiment||Orange Sunshine||V/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares|
|Sunn Cycle||Acid Raga||V/A: Warfaring Strangers: Acid Nightmares|
|Duncan Kissinger||Cheerin'||Make Time Stop|
|The Lemon Twigs||Night Song||Brothers of Destruction EP|
|The Space Lady||Shakin' All Over||The Space Lady's Greatest Hits|
|Hannah Peel||Goodbye Earth||Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia|
|Sexton Ming||A Totally Different Breed||Inevitable Stupid Ost|
|Hisato Higuchi||Ghosts Ghost||She|
|Gabriel Saloman||What Belongs To You||Movement Building, Vol. 3|
|Tim Mislock||A Conception of Memory||Now Is The Last Best Time|
Another very special episode this week (and again, not in the 80s/90s sitcom "an older man touched me in my private area" kind of special) as it's the 75th episode of the Space Program's current incarnation, and for the occasion, I've... revamped this website, which I actually created a year ago, but, because I'm a Gen X slacker type who doesn't care about your fame, or your money, or any of your bourgeois B.S., maaaaan, I let lay dormant until, well, now. You still have to click through to House of Sound to listen to my show, due to technical and legal limitations (I don't have an ASCAP license for my site, so I can't host any of the music I play) but for each episode you have my delightlfully droll commentary, and a playlist that's a bit easier to read than on HoS. Plus I've added a bunch of new links to the Resource page, and if you go to the Contact page you'll find ways to contact me virtually or otherwise.
Musically, it's the same-old-same-old (I mean, I'll probably do something special for my 100th show, but the 75th isn't thaaaat big of a deal) starting with Khan Tengri (named for the tallest mountain in Kazakhstan. Shouldn't that be Mt. Borat? "My wife!" Oh, that never got old...) and a track called Ashoka (not to be confused with Ahsoka, the Star Wars character - hey, they have a track on the album named Minas Morgul, which is a LOTR reference, so they're just as geeky as me) followed up with German space rockers Zone Six and a song unfortunately named... ick... "Love Monster." As I mention on the show, I can only hope that a "Love Monster" is in fact a creature from Germanic folklore similar to the Krampus, who, rather than punishing naughty children at Christmas, punishes cads on Valentine's Day.
Later in the show we hear several tracks from the latest edition in Numero Group's Warfaring Strangers series, Acid Nightmares, a musical document of the angry, bitter, late-70s end of the hippie era. We also hear a version of Shakin' All Over (another version of which, by The Texas Gentlemen, I played last week) by the Space Lady, the unrequited love of the Space Program (and who played a sold-out show at the Hollywood Theatre the night this show aired, attended by yours truly). Finally, I play a track from erstwhile Portlander and Yellow Swans member Gabriel Saloman, from Movement Building, Vol. 3, the latest in a series of albums he's released of compositions intended to accompany modern dance performances.