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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cabbageboy: Departure

(2:46)  Cabbageboy is Si Begg.  This is from "their" 1999 release, Genetically Modified.  As a whole, the album (if that word is even used anymore) is more "sampling" than cutup-- there's enough of it on this piece to attain a kind of critical mass.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Cassetteboy: Cameron's Conference Rap

(1:52)  Cassetteboy continues to rock.  Here's one of their latest, on the British PM.

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I'm not sure how this is done but I suspect there might be some kind of search-and-cut software at work-- not on this one maybe,

...but perhaps on this bit from the Fallon show.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

CutUpSound: The Preacher's Supposed To Be Rich

(8:23)  This is one of a series of bits* I did about preachers, and the only one not in a collection.  I think.  Anyway, it seemed like a good source for the pecuniary aspect of Christianity.  Trinity Broadcasting is known for the "Prosperity Gospel", which I guess is some kind of cosmic pyramid scheme, and the guy on this bit, apparently one of their star salesmen-- uh, ministers-- delivers a rousing sermon on Why God Wants You To Make Him Rich.  (Spoiler alert: it's souls.

* The others are tracks 6-8 on this, and track 17 on this.

Here's the link.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tim Maloney: Shatner, etc

Animator who occasionally collaborates with Negativland.  Here's some cutups that reference the contemporary media stream.

"Shatner" roasts those late-nite TV 1-800 celebrity ads.  It's available on a collection of various artists of the same ilk, entitled Free Speech For Sale.

Violent Combat Robots looks at the sort of entertainment a military-industrial society uses to indoctrinate kids.

There's some other odds and ends at his website.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Negativland: No Business

(4:16)  There's no music like butcher music, like no music I know.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Saturnalia Special: Do or DIY archive

The 10-year archive of People Like Us's show on WFMU is available at their site, if you want to hear a prime example of collage/free form radio (quite a few hours of it, actually).  The most recent 52 programs are also on a download at iTunes for free, although if you don't already have an Apple password and don't like giving out your credit card info, I wouldn't recommend it.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Peter Schickele: Unbegun Symphony

(10:45) A work unblemished by a single original note.  This version includes the third movement, which wasn't in the original release.  (As he says, there's no first or second movements because he was born too late to have written them.)

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