Friday, June 6, 2014

CutUpSound: William S Burroughs birthday centenniel

We did a show for the old codger last month.  Here's his presentation of a couple early cut-ups he did with Brion Gysin.

And a bit I did.  Sort of a cutup lecture on cutups, with a question at the end.  WSB birthday bit

I don't think I'd be doing anything with audio if not for him.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

CBS Radio broadcast day, June 6, 1944

D-Day (click here)
(I love this authentic radio stuff.)
...listening to it-- it's playing while I work on other things.  Nearly through the second hour.  Not going to sit here for 8 hours and listen to it all in one sitting, but bookmarking it...could be radio's finest hour.

I'll say one thing, the art of "painting word pictures" while you wait to find out what the heck's going on, is one that's been thoroughly lost among today's news readers.  Compare this with the idiotic rumor-driven sensationalism that's dominated "news" coverage from OJ to the Malayan airliner ("Kidnapped by aliens?")  Can't they study how to do this in reporter school or something?