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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Doodles Weaver: The Man on the Flying Trapeze


I didn't want the month of May to go by without noting the contributions of Doodles Weaver to the arts of cutup and twisted delivery.  When he was with Spike Jones, he'd deconstruct popular songs; rendering them a tangle of spoonerisms and heinous puns, apparently all ad-libbed.

One of these was preserved, and I offer it to the intrepid listener:  an audio high-wire act based on The Man on the Flying Trapeze.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Cut-Up Radio: Mother's Month



on the stream.  Three live concerts by Frank Zappa from the early 70's.  See "playlist" for more details.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bob and Ray: Wally Ballou Reporting From the Queen Mary



This might be the silliest bit they did.  Bob improvises to a kid's record.  What a brilliantly simple concept for Found Sound; it's like Monty Python's "Alistair Cooke Being Attacked By a Duck". (YouTube link)

Wally Ballou reporting

(The thing I like the most is hearing Wally reporting from "the Queed Bary.")

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Columbo: Nothing Happens Until Someone Sells Something

Here's a bit I just now cleaned up from an old Columbo episode.  This marketing consultant made an alibi for himself, consisting of his narration of what's called an "Industrial Film".

And what a film.  I wonder how many documentaries have a symphonic score like this, busting all out with America's Mighty Destiny.  The script practically announces itself.

The bit's going on the stream, over there, but also here.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Random Cutup


From tonight's CNN.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Cut-Up Radio: New Stream


The return of musical programming.

An ongoing upload.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Larry Tesler 1945 - 2020



...who made it possible to cut & paste text on your computer.