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Some Assembly Required is a weekly focus on sample based music and audio art. Host Jon Nelson explores the world of sound collage via this weekly podcast of his nationally syndicated radio program
By Jon Nelson
December 31, 2007

This week’s Q&A is with Joe Frawley

Episode 196, Some Assembly Required

This week’s Q&A is with Joe Frawley. Check out episode #196 HERE, to hear a track off of his “Tangerine” release, along with a dozen additional tracks by Aggro1, Beat Junkies, DJ Faust, Jason Forrest, (G)HP Sauce, Lamp Leaking Dead Flies, Listen With Sarah, Mista Ed, Negativland, John Oswald, DJ Shadow and Wax Tailor.

“Closer to da club” is one of this week’s standouts… and I can’t tell you whodunit. My old friend Amirali sent me an email with a link to this one, a couple of years ago now, and it’s awesome – a mashup – but there’s some argument, on the web, over who was the first person to come up with this particular combination of the industrial band Nine Inch Nails and rap artist Fifty Cent. See if you enjoy it, before deciding to get involved in the debate. I think you will (enjoy it, anyway).

Another standout is “They don't understand,” by the Beat Junkies. I don’t understand how they did it, but this one gets stuck in my head all the time. Over the years, I’ve found it remarkable to find myself singing, humming or reciting familiar stretches of tracks by featured artists on this show, but it does happen from time to time – this is one of those times.

Don’t forget to check out this week’s Q&A with Joe Frawley, and download this week’s episode HERE.

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson

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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.

Some Assembly Required is online, at: www.some-assembly-required.net & www.some-assembly-required.net/blog

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