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Friday, 30 June 2006
memoirs of a reluctant disciple
Now Playing: kerrier district - yesco
Topic: my podcasts

so this isn't an actual episode. rather it's a testimonial that i've been working on for the last couple of months. i had some life questions that i've been contemplating. this is an audio document of me talking out loud to self and to GOD. i suppose you could call it a Christian with doubts (or seriously "off days") perspective. this is much more personal and spiritual in nature than the regular BSOTS episodes, which is why it is not included in the feed. instead, this is only available as a direct download to those who might find it of interest.

this file contains discussions of spirituality and religion, namely Christianity, with references to Jesus Christ sprinkled throughout. if that sort of thing offends you, feel free to skip over it. in addition, this testimonial is largely based on some earlier blog entries of mine, which you can find here.


please note: as of friday, november 17, 2006, this file become episode #5 of endless shouting matches with yourself.

interlude: secret of the saints no. 481
john oswald*power {buy it at emusic}
part one: one step at a time...
idmonster*the storm before the calm {download entire ep for free at notype.com}
part two: lead me not into temptation...
mangomad*so pure
part three: the story of my life (i wanted to tell her...)
geeez n' gosh*nobody knows/we call on Him {buy it at emusic}

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Posted by macedonia at 12:16 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 17 November 2006 5:24 PM EST
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BSOTS 022 - "we want the airwaves back..."
Now Playing: kerrier district - new york
Topic: my podcasts

everybody loves the sunshine.  parkfest.  albany, ny.  mid-1990s.

another one of those all over the place shows, but i think it makes sense musically. starts off with some deep house, then some dreamy ambient and experimental rock stuff, a live drum and bass track (real jazzy), then closing out with some grown folks hip-hop. like i said, it sounds all over the place, but trust me, it works.

as for myself, i discuss a number of things, like my wife's pregnancy, a savvy ad campaign, and my fear of driving. it's in talking about the last one that makes this show a bit longer than usual. but ranting while slightly tipsy will cause that to happen. i promise not to make this a regular occurrence, but every now and again it's bound to happen.

all songs featured in this episode can be found over at the podsafe music network.

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interlude: negativland*mertz #2 {buy it at emusic}
steffan coonan*lovely day
maurice pollard*be with you
theory anesthetic*falling up {buy it at mperia}
blackout gorgeous*halucid {buy it at the merch girl}
deerfoot*elves on patrol {buy it at artist website}
the foreign exchange*all that you are (remix) {buy it at label website}

other key info:

Radio BSOTS featured on Podshow Music Rewind show #37

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Monday, 26 June 2006
exclusive BSOTS clip on Podshow Music Rewind #37
Now Playing: scarlet groove - groove aflutter
Topic: my podcasts

ah yes...camp lo-fi bum rushin' the Rewind once again...

most of the PMR clips are heavy on guitar. it's a mostly rock-centered show, so i thought i'd get my air guitar on and serve up some headbangin' treats of my own. i was bound to rep for Tamar-kali sooner or later...

you can download the show or listen to it online here.

Posted by macedonia at 5:49 PM EDT
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Friday, 9 June 2006
BSOTS 021 - songs for a rainy day
Now Playing: the news on 1010wins (am radio)
Topic: my podcasts

just realized something...this is my 200th blog entry. cool.

this would've been up a day ago if my connection hadn't timed out while transferring the mp3 file. it's not like i wanna be on dial-up, but my options are limited seeing as how dsl service isn't offered in my neighborhood.

considering all the blasted rain we've received in the northeast portion of the states, figured that the episode title was as good as any. the women outnumber the men this time around. some r&b, some electronic selections (both downtempo and uptempo), and a little hip-hop to start things off.

i can already see the eyebrows raising when people hear the menoosha track, but whatever...i like it. it's easily the most mainstream-sounding song played on this podcast thus far, but it's still from an independent artist. it's a reminder that not everything underground is going to be gritty and grimy or rough around the edges. this is a song that could hold its own on the urban contemporary power radio stations of the world. i first heard menoosha a few months back on the hoodhype podcast and was struck by her right away. on a show that plays a lot of hip-hop (mostly party joints, southern crunk, pimp and floss type of material), her r&b stuff stood out. my wife was surprised that i'd include it - to her it sounds like a lot she already hears on the radio. she calls it a "freak me" track. "i don't like 'freak me' tracks unless prince does them," she says. "i've been spoiled."

this show marks the first cd giveaway for Radio BSOTS. oh yeah, for the record, the baby bounces in the belly to hip-hop. she seemed to take a liking to the havenots track. always a good sign...

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- intro: taylor hicks and "timbalands, baby..." -
the havenots*cause and effect {pmn}
menoosha*after work {pmn | myspace}
martha redbone*perfect life {buy it at CDBaby}
kristin mainhart*stranger things {buy it at CDBaby}
promo: best of the worst podcast
dykehouse*diet humpwafer {free download of ep available at planet mu records}
arthur loves plastic*you may think this is love {buy it at CDBaby}
mellow dramas*inside out {pmn}

background music:
waajeed*track 27 (from the patty hearst beat tape)

other key info:
kristin mainhart live at the knitting factory nyc, 6/10/06
hip-hop commedia
epstein and hassan, a.k.a. the black and the jew

Posted by macedonia at 6:44 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 6 June 2006
Roundtable: Sexual Media Images of Black Women
Now Playing: music of our times w/the good doctor (wfmu.org)
Topic: articles

from NPR:

News & Notes with Ed Gordon, May 29, 2006 .

The alleged rape of an African-American exotic dancer by white Duke University lacrosse players has raised questions about how the news media is portraying the woman in the case. Guests: Mark Anthony Neal, associate professor of African-American studies at Duke University; Karrine Steffans, a former video dancer and author of Confessions of A Video Vixen; and Shaheem Reed, hip-hop editor at MTV News.

Listen here.

Posted by macedonia at 11:53 AM EDT
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on the topic of today
Now Playing: music of our times with the good doctor (wfmu.org)
Topic: the Christian walk

if anything bad happens today, it will be because we live in a fallen world, not because the date is 6/6/06. if the world ends today, it will be because GOD wants it to, not because somebody predicted it would. a news reporter brought up a good point today: let's say you won a bet that the world would end today...

how would you collect?

and no, i'm not going to go see the remake of The Omen. the original was scary enough. forget the slasher flicks - the O.G. version of The Omen is the top-notch horror joint, for real.

Posted by macedonia at 11:29 AM EDT
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
BSOTS 020 - blends session two: gems 4 your mind...
Now Playing: silence...anger...and defeat...just another work day...
Topic: my podcasts

just a little something for the memorial day weekend. hip-hop served up in a continuous mix. hope y'all feel this one...

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kmotiv*drop the lo-fi {pmn}
mista mayday*gems (feat. hired gun) {hired gun on pmn}
paranorml*the futuristic (feat. phoenix orion) {pmn}
dangerdoom*sofa king
dudley perkins*funky dudley
eric p*bigfoot {pmn}
dj olive*at least some knots get untangled
lunar drive*all eyes were stones {pmn}
realthings*el sobrante {pmn}
marc mac presents visioneers*ike's mood I {buy it at giant step}

other key info:
hip-hop commedia
podshow music rewind
Radio BSOTS Frappr Map

Posted by macedonia at 5:39 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 26 May 2006 10:12 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 16 May 2006
Radio BSOTS featured in Podshow Music Rewind #32...
Now Playing: the latest playlist on the Giant Step jukebox (giantstep.net)
Topic: my podcasts

so...got some more Podshow Music Rewind love. there's an exclusive BSOTS clip included in show #32 of PMR. my section shines the spotlight on CocoRosie and appears about 25 minutes into the episode, right after my man Ed Ovett's piece from the Ed's Mixed Bag podcast.

Rewind love means Sirius Satellite Radio airplay as well. hopefully there are some heads listening to Starz channel 102 that will make their way over to camp lo-fi at some point...

click here to check out Podshow Music Rewind show #32

Posted by macedonia at 5:09 PM EDT
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Friday, 12 May 2006
BSOTS 019 - nightclothes, headphones, high spirits, and bananas...
Now Playing: dead kennedys - fresh fruit for rotting vegetables
Topic: my podcasts

the mic is as craptacular as ever...i really need to upgrade. this show should've been posted a day ago, but the connected timed out on me midway through an ftp upload. ah, the joys of being on dial-up. what'd you expect? i don't call it "the poor man's podcast" for nothing.

so i set up a Frappr Map for the podcast. really would like to know where my listeners are situated in the world, so please take a minute or two to stop by the site and stick a virtual pushpin in the map. as for the music this time around, a little bit of hip-hop, lots of electronic and downbeat material along with some alternative pop. well, when i say it like that, the show sounds really diverse, doesn't it?

ah yes, birthday shoutout to the wifey and mother-to-be...beth turns 36 today.

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buchanan & goodman*banana boat story {free mp3 download here}
dj enzo/louis*high spirits {buy it at solos records}
dj frodo and mr. fitz*the 3rd way
markus wormstorm*nicolai {pmn}
tricky*crazy claws {buy it at amazon.com}
shawn lee*peculiar times
promo: the chillcast with anji bee
jonny sonic*the dive
jason forrest*nightclothes and headphones (feat. laura cantrell) {buy it at bleep.com}

background music:
mista mayday*pre-calc

other key info:
hip-hop commedia
the black and the jew
dj dusk (r.i.p.)
dj center's tribute mix to dj dusk

preview shawn lee's monkey boy album via the bleep player below...

Posted by macedonia at 9:13 AM EDT
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Thursday, 4 May 2006
venetian snares - higgins ultra low track glue funk hits 1972-2006
Now Playing: bring that beat back w/billy jam (wfmu.org)
Topic: 2002 reviews (Jul.-Sep.)

[this review was originally posted to the BSOTS website in august of 2002. if there is someone releasing crazier compositions than Venetian Snares, i'm not sure i wanna know about it. make sure to check out the Bleep player below to listen to songs from this album...]

Higgins Ultra Low Track Glue Funk Hits 1972-2006
Record label: Planet Mu (UK)
Format: 2xLP/CD
Release date: 27 May 2002

Dr. Strangebreak recently made a house call. In other words, my need for extreme music has come back something fierce. It was about that time that I decided to take a return trip to Planet Mu, whereupon I learned of the recent antics of one Aaron Funk. Known to hundreds of noisecore-lovin' freaks as Venetian Snares, he has moved fast and furious through the mysterious realm of fringe element beats. Jungle and hardcore become hideously mutated and even the hardest of the hard find themselves running for the hills, or at least wishing for something more linear.

Higgins…is a wild romp that experiments mostly with various styles of jungle. The opener ("Dance Like You're Selling Nails") works in a bit of opera into the formula, even including a vocalist singing phrases like "rudeboy" and "junglist massive" in this really affected opera voice. From there, it throws in a bit of a surf motif as performed by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Some of the tracks are so fast it's as if they're whizzing by your head, but the complexities involved in creating them aren't lost on the ear. Examine the scattered jazz fusion of "Banana Seat Girl" or "Valmer Side," demented tech-step in 7/4 time. "Deadman DJ" is relentless ragga-splattered jungle on speed. You know the feeling you get when you ride the Gravitron, that amusement park ride that spins you round at speeds so fast you stick to the wall? That's what "Deadman DJ" is on wax: messy, bludgeoned beats flung across your brain. "Dismantling Five Years" offers the only chance to slow down, and even then it's rather unsettling. Quieter moments from Mr. Funk come few and far between, but he doesn't make it easy for you - this is a haunting tranquility.

Very few in the game are moving with the speed and the brashness of Venetian Snares. Every release is another chapter in rekindling the spirit of punk and challenging musical conventions - even those of his peers. Apparently, he's far from finished: two more albums are scheduled to be released on Planet Mu before the end of the year. Spastic times call for spastic tunes…thanks, Aaron.


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