Episode 252 features work by The 180 Gs, A Plus D, The Bran Flakes, E-603, Glee Cast, Bill Holt, The Hop La!, TS/Matix, Mixmaster Mike, Negativland, team9 and Wobbly, Phineas Narco & The Evolution Control Committee. Check it out HERE.
Bill Holt put out his first record in 1974, called Dreamies, with only two (long) tracks, titled “Program Ten” and “Program Eleven”. All Music Guide described the release as a sound collage which “expertly incorporated sampled dialogue, sound effects, psychedelia, political commentary, and wonderful bits of melodic invention”. I played Dreamies in its entirety on the show, several years ago now, and was surprised to recently discover the artist put out a followup, titled “Program Twelve (The End Is Near)”, in 2006. Very much along the same lines, and over thirty years later, the new album is a reflection of events post-9/11. Check out “Are You A Friend” by Bill Holt in Episode 252 HERE.
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Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.
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