Keith Moon was infamously uncontrollable in more ways than one. Apparently it was humanly impossible for him to simply play a consistent beat without adding fills and triplets throughout. His playing style was idiosyncratic and bombastic, but he had innate ability, so I guess if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And Keith, in the immortal […]
This year, we in Portland were cheated out of spring. The weather oscillated between winter and summer several times. Now, following the solstice, it’s settled into the normal pattern of unrelenting sunshine with occasional 100-degree heat. Luckily for me, the KPSU studio is in the sub-basement of the Student Union. The air conditioning is so […]
The music of Magma is evocative of an extraterrestrial collective intelligence’s algorithm for summoning the ghost of John Coltrane. J Church, a band named for a beloved light rail line, lamented the turnover of endless cycles of urban and cultural decay, appropriation, exploitation, and inevitable gentrified banality. The historical context was the post Dot Bomb 1.0 era, […]
Liberté égalité fraternité. The ideals of secular humanism never more succinctly expressed. Imagine, allowing science to inform public policy… how quaint. Thanks to the Internet, the France-centric view of art history is expanding, and that’s a good thing. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor […]
It’s a fresh new slice of peppy tunes this week including Meat Puppets, Big Thief, Wooden Shjips and MORE MORE MORE
With a cameo from Don Kirchner, a lick from “Smoke On The Water”, and a reference to newspaper classifieds, “The Marshall Plan” is a self-reflexive product of mid twentieth century postmodern decadence. That’s just as it should be. Eventually we will hear Radiohead cover versions in every possible rhythm, intensity, and texture. Meantime, white collar angst […]
This week I did a strange playlist of many genres.
Wade through those April showers here on Mars Melted! Episode 77 of Mars Melted features tracks from Sugar Candy Mountain, Swim Mountain, Kikagaku Moyo, and many more!
Tiger Cub Radio Bub is back with soul to spare! We hear Kadhja Bonet, Break Up Flowers, Neutral Milk Hotel and more musical delights! Tap in!
What happens when you take a NEU! groove and overlay some poetry and jangly guitar bits? Let’s find out. And add some anthemic power chords while we’re at it. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor if you experience fatigue, nausea, or ennui.