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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Peter Bergman: cutups

Before Firesign.  The first is what's referred to as a "stutter tape", apparently from his college days in the late 50's,
Yale Distorts (8:33)

And a couple of group-written poems, from Radio Free Oz, on KPFK in 1966.
phone in poem #1 (0:46)
phone in poem #2 (1:19)
Presented just as they were broadcast for your mixing pleasure.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

William S Burroughs: Towers Open Fire

(9:34)  Weird Movie Night.  For the old man's 101st birthday. A short film from 1963.

Towers Open Fire

...and more films on that same estimable site.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Noah Creshevsky: Highway


(8:53) ...that little picture at the center .  No, that's not Creshevsky.  Up a row.

YouTube

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.

link to YouTube

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 Me Rich".  (Spoiler alert: it's souls.

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

Here's the link.