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WXYC Friday, November 28, 2008 6:20-9pm

Wow!  I managed to get the blog caught up from the past two weeks, and I’ve even got time to work on *this* one in a timely manner!  Woo-hoo!  so… this is the official cyber-record of Richard’s post-Turkey Day radio (non-?)event:

28/11/8 18:20-21:00

We had tickets tonight for the Cradle and Nightlight, and whaddaya know!  People called to win tickets for *both* shows!  Yippee!  (No, that’s not sarcasm.  I love giving away tickets to shows.  I really do.  I get sad when no one bothers to call at all for tickets.  It’s such a waste, ya know.)  In fact, all 3 pair of tickets for the Cradle show were taken. 

Manchester Orchestra


Manchester Orchestra music

Dead Confederate music

Kevin Devine music

All Get Out music

Doors: 7:30PM

Show: 8:30PM

$10 Advance

$12 Day of Show

I have no idea who Manchester Orchestra is, but there was real interest in their tickets, so cool beans.  Nightlight’s noise show also got some love.

The request for Barbara Streisand came from a dude who, I believe, had launched successfully on a journey to a festively pain-free gala weekend.  I’ll never know if he really wanted to hear Barbara or was just wondering how WXYC would handle such a request.  I know precious little about Streisand’s storied recording career (’tis true!), so it was a new adventure for me.  Did you know she sings a song called “Supper Time”?  I didn’t.  After a quick sound-check of the lyrics and all, I felt I’d come upon a sufficiently esoteric tune.  Here are the lyrics:

Supper time
I should set the table
‘Cause it’s supper time
Somehow I’m not able
‘Cause that man of mine
Ain’t coming home no more
Oh, supper time
Kids will soon be yelling
For this supper time
While I keep from telling
That that man of mine
Ain’t coming home no more
While I keep explaining
When they ask me where he’s gone
While I keep from crying
When I bring the supper on
How can I remind them
To pray at their humble board
How can I be thankful
When they start to
thank the Lord,
Oh, Lord!
Supper time,
I should set the table
‘Cause it’s supper time
Somehow I’m not able
‘Cause that man of mine
Ain’t coming home no more
Ain’t coming home no more…

Just not the type of content that springs to my mind when someone says “Barbara Streisand,” so there ya go!

Other lyric-related stuff from this show:
“The Billboard Song” which I played near the end, w/uncredited performers, d.h.,
“…uh…I don’t know…I didn’t write it down,” is actually Homer and Jethro. Taken from a CD called, “The Weird World of Homer and Jethro,” released on the “Razor and Tie” label.

And I really don’t know which Drumhead tune I played for background, but they seem to have but one self-titled CD—at least according to allmusic.com—released on the Perishable label, so if you have that CD, you also have the tune I played.

…and there we have it. another Friday come and gone, soon to roll back up again…

And if you’ve read all of this boring claptrap *this* far, a special surprise!

Remember the X-MASsacre

Remember the Pixies’ tune, “Monkey Gone To Heaven”? 

remember the lyrics:
“…if man is 5, then the devil is 6…”



You’re there. 

You know it.


X-MASsacre 6
quickens nigh

Friday, December 12, 2008
15:30 – 23:30 EST



(That’s 3:30pm – 11:30pm for those unaccustomed to a 24-hour clock.)




Currently listening:
By: Random Touch
Release Date: 2008



The astrological “weather” report:

Well.  If you listened tonight, you know I didn’t write anything before the show, so I pretty much just read stuff from the alabe.com site, which is always reliable. I also gave you the voids for the coming week, and in the process, tried to remind ya not to buy anything major till after the current void passes, tomorrow afternoon at 12:47!

Applying Sun Conjunct Mars (Friday, December 5, 2008 17:03 EST)
This transit stimulates aggression and drive. It’s a time to get things done. Displays of courageous leadership and bold actions, such as exciting sports events or military raids, often occur under this transit. It is a “hot” aspect favorable for initiating first time events or for breaking new ground.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com


Applying Mercury Conjunct Mars Friday, November 28, 2008 22:39
Problem solving activities increase in intensity now. Communications are direct and honest, while transportation matters present challenges. It’s a time of transportation upsets, emergency actions, strikes, and executive decisions.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com

Applying Mercury Square Uranus (December 5, 2008 00:51 EST)
Communications are interrupted and subject to breakdown. Transportation matters are unstable. Shocking news, attacks on authority figures, controversy, innovation, and protests may occur now.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com


Applying Venus Trine Saturn (Saturday, November 29, 2008 23:36 EST)
Relationships and interpersonal matters should face the facts now. Some situations may need to become more formalized. The trend is for people to seek practical settlements and solutions.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com

Applying Venus Conjunct Jupiter (Monday, December 1, 2008 03:44 EST)
Confidence, generosity, and feelings of prosperity influence events now. Large groups celebrate, awards are extended, benevolent urges are paramount, and expansive social events such as meetings and weddings are successful.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com

…after which Venus makes no further aspects as it finishes moving through the last 7 or so degrees of Capricorn.  It enters Aquarius on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 18:36, concommitantly applying a conjunction to Neptune that lasts through December 27… I’ll talk about that next week…


Finally, these two aspects are the “baddies,” but we’ve got enough positive energy to last us through the weekend, so I’m waiting till next week to talk anymore about ‘deez boiz:

Applying Mars Square Uranus (December 5, 2008 00:51 EST)
Pressures build; things snap. Unusually charged, sudden, and unexpected events tend to occur now. This transit stimulates militancy and assertiveness; strikes and even explosions are possible! This transit can become unstable and often indicates the possibility of emergencies and daring adventures. It’s a time for individuals to make their needs known, hopefully with little damage to the world around them.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com

Applying Saturn Opposite Uranus(February 5, 2009)
This transit emphasizes inequalities in society, the conflicts between the “haves” and the “have-nots.” This may also be a time of severe socio-economic stress and even financial recession. Changes of rule and authority in many fields leave people feeling unstable and insecure. It is a time of frustration, accidents, rigid resistance to change, and attacks on authorities.
“Applying” aspect text taken from alabe.com


And the lunar voids
the moon is void of course right now, until 12:47pm Saturday, November 29
Between now and next Friday, these voids also take place:
Mon., Dec. 1, 10:43 – Tue., Dec. 2, 01:44 (enters Aquarius): 15 hours 1 minute duration
Wed., Dec. 3, 21:14 – Thu., Dec. 4, 13:23 (enters Pisces): 16 hours 9 minutes duration

/The astrological “weather” report


This is the write-up for Nightlight’s noise show… I know it’ll disappear, soon, so to preserve information continuity, I copied it and pasted it here at the bottom, cuz damn, it’s too wordy to put in the middle! (sif I could complain about others’ verbosity, I know.)
OK, I’ve seen enough of the Nightlight write-up.  Take me back up.

Fri 11/28 919 Noise Show Collective- 10PM $5

Small Life Form /
From their website: Small Life Form is about nothing if not sound. Sound as escape from life. Sound as a medium to penetrate and affect the human body. Sound as both creation & destruction. Sound as an entity meant to be concentrated on, not casually listened to. SLF’s process, theory and sound draw from influences of the post-WWII avant-garde. In this way, SLF and Silber offer us another bridge between post-rock music & serious experimental composition, equal influences Gyorgy Ligeti & Cindytalk. Small Life Form’s debut release One was released in late 2003 on Silber. All tracks on One are meant to be played simultaneously and looped continuously. This can be achieved on your computer with Windows Media Player

Craig Hilton –
From his website: Craig Hilton was born in New York and now resides in Raleigh, NC. His first experimentations in sound began as a teenager with a guitar and a 4 track tape recorder, unknowing of the catalogue of experimental music that came before him. After intensive study of classical and flamenco guitar for years, he finally started to return to the idea of abstract sound designs and noise with an industrial project called Sixtus V, where he became obsessed with the idea of using electronic means (i.e. samplers, treated tape loops) to achieve sounds he was not able to create with guitar alone. These experimentations led him down the path of more “stand-alone” pieces, utilizing clusters and creating large walls of sound completely in the electronic domain. As a result, there was a collaboration between his project at the time and the late MSBR. Since 2001, Craig has been involved with many other projects. He toured Europe for the first time as guitarist/live electronics of the free improv. group The Feraliminal Lycanthropizers, playing in Sweden, Amsterdam, Berlin and in Hamburg as part of the Nozart Improvised Music Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Franz Hautzinger, Tim Hodgkinson, Hans Koch and others.

Weather Machine Drifting,
outer-space-sized drones from 919Noise all-stars.

Quetzatl (Asheville)
From their website: Quetzatl is known for performing cutting edge LIVE electronic music. Quetzatl’s adventurous albums have been featured on College and Digital Radio all over the United States and Canada as well as in Independent Films, Documentaries, and Television Programs. Quetzatl has performed and toured with acts such as Sound Tribe Sector 9, Kimball Collins, Hive, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, DJ Spooky, Ming & FS, Spacecraft, UFO!, Burning Spear, Richard Devine, Makoto, Living Legends, Black Rebels, Larry Keel, Strut, Elemental Harmonics, Groovatron, Namaste, Vessel, Phantom 45, Scorb, Matt B, Cyberjive and many more.

The Night Light Riders (Asheville) + visuals

OK, I’ve seen enough of the Nightlight write-up.  Take me back up.


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