Sunday, September 30, 2018

Bill's at the Station

Bill's still at the station. 


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tom Lehrer: Clementine

Tom Lehrer was (and is, I guess, if he still plays once in a while) a gifted mimic.  The Vatican Rag, just the music by itself, is ragtime with all the bells and whistles, and So Long Mom (I'm Off To Drop The Bomb) is the best tune George M Cohan never wrote.

This piece, where he takes the folk song My Darling Clementine through a few musical genres, is an excellent example of musical cut and paste.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Brokaw (50 sec version)

NBC Nightly News used to start out with this kind of testosteroned-charged theme song, with Tom Brokaw announcing the headlines over it.  I wanted to do a longer bit linking them all together in some kind of demented poetry, but this is as far as I got for now. 


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tony Schwartz: City Pitchmen

From his album, Millions of Musicians (Folkways Records, 1954).  Mr Schwartz wandered around recording audio on the street, like a birdwatcher.  Here's an example of some of the more colorful species.


Some of these clips begin with a little speed-up noise.  Apparently, Mr Schwartz assembled his collage by recording satellite players into a master deck-- no cutting/splicing. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Vladimir Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy

Late-nite radio collage stuff, suitable for solo play or any kind of mix.  The orchestral excerpt is from Wagner's Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal.

link to YouTube

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Frog Pond

Also previously on the site.  Not sure why they were all taken off a few years ago-- maybe I was thinking of putting them on Bandcamp.  Anyway, it's here now, to stay, probably.  Includes the famous Frog Pond recording, and I think a Folkways Records collection of deep-sea critters, and a little piece of Ussachevsky's Wireless Fantasy, which deserves to be here all by itself.  Maybe in our mid-week "other artist" slot.

Frog Pond

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Bonobo: Cirrus

Video by Cyriak

If MC Escher made a music video out of Prelinger Archive films, it would have looked like this.

link to YouTube

Sunday, September 2, 2018

N17_Occupy Portland

Cutupsound covers the N17 protests in 2011.