Special Programming: Music
A variety of music specials aired throughout the year.
Song featuring KBOO's Mic Crenshaw and African artists recorded in Tanzania as Part of the Afrikan Hiphop Caaravan 2014
It was recorded at the UAACC; United African Alliance Community Center outside of Arusha Tanznia. http://www.uaacc.habari.co.tz/
Mic Crenshaw, Portland OR., U.S.
Khusta, Cape Town, South Africa.
Diwi, Arusha Tanzania, beat production and emcee.
Emodizzo, Ausha Tanzania, beat production and emcee.
Ima Maasai, Arusha Tanzania.
Mama C, Arusha Tanzania.
Guim, Canada on the flute.
Here's some rough info about the song:
The verses are performed in Xhosa by Khusta (South Africa), Kiswahili by Emodizzo and Diwi and in Maasai by Ima Maasai who sings the hook and English (with some Kiswahili from Mama C) by Mamac C and Mic Crenshaw.
Mama C says of the piece:
I dig the way Diwi keeps urging Africans to 'return home!' in Kiswahili. Diwi is something of a legend in the hip hop community. He’s known for his freestyle fire and beat boxing and he is well known as a producer also. While Emodizzo is new on the scene but making his mark! Ima Maasai is becoming known for his innovative style that utilizes both traditional instruments and Maasai language and song. All these dudes are very creative and I love jammin’ with them…especially free style/improv. Ima Maasai, Diwi and I are all members of Wakunga Zamani that does experimental music with African/Jazz/Blues singing and instruments and fuses it all with hip hop!
Also the flutist on the track is Guim, a French speaking Canadian musician who was here as an intern for several weeks. He taught basic/elementary French to our students and children. He is also a bassist (guitar and double bass).
This time around, Negativland consists of founder and copyfighter Mark Hosler, Jon Liedecker, aka Wobbly, Peter Conheim (Mono Pause, Jet Black Hair People, Neung Phak) and sound collage and video artist Steev Hise.
We also had a performance by Portland Noise Music stalwart Daniel Menche.
Opening the show was The Cascadian Knights, who visited us from the future.
|Martin Luther King Jr.||Predictions of a Black President||BBC clip, 1964||news.bbc.co.uk|
|Walter Murch||What's Wrong?||THX-1138 OST|
|300,000 V.K.||Cassini-Huyens Mission||Titan||Mute|
|Barack Obama||Inauguration Speech||1/20/09||YouTube clip (multiple, simultaneously)||www.youtube.com|
|Noam Chomsky||on Obama||Frontline USA-Al-Jazeera, 6/20/08||Youtube clip||www.youtube.com|
|Buddha Machine||Piano Loops (X3)|
|Pepsi Co.||Obama-esque Pepsi advert||Refresh 2009!||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Noam Chomsky||Obama cabinet choices||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Air Force One||Bush Flying away||1/20/09||Video||www.boingboing.net|
|DJ ManRich||Inaugurama Ambient Mix||Mixed live during the inauguration||uglyradio.wordpress.com|
|Cassetteboy||Obama Remix||The Times UK||Video clip||www.timesonline.co.uk|
|Steinski||None Shall Be Afraid||1/21/09||Online download||steinski.com|
|Elizabeth Alexander||Praise Song for the Day||1/20/09||www.nytimes.com|
|DJ ManRich||Praise Poem Dice n' Slice||RePLAYER|
|Fatty Jubbo||"A Precious Poem"||1/21/09||WFMU's Blog||blog.wfmu.org|
|Rokhausen||"Praise-Song For Tomorrow"||1/21/09||WFMU's Blog||blog.wfmu.org|
|Vince Hatfield vs DJ ManRich||George Bush for Our USA (Deliverance Mix)||Please Come to Boston||As Casual Contemporaries||tunesdaily.com|
|Ministry||No W||Houses of the Mole||Sanctuary|
|MSNBC||George Bush Boo'd at the Inauguration||1/2/09||tpzoo.wordpress.com|
|The George Bush Singers||Embetterment! Ingrinable!||Songs in the Key of W||Oglio Records|
|Explosions in the Sky||Your Hand in Mine||The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place||Temporary Residence|
|George W. Bush||Afterward||Bushspeak: The Curious Wit & Wisdom Of George W. Bush||Shout! Factory|
|Jim Larrance||Bush on the Bailout||12/14/08||Cutupsound.blogspot.com||www.box.net|
|Simon Boswell||Everything is Under Control||Hardware OST||Varèse Sarabande|
|Kitten Sparkles||St. Francis E||Psychic TV Presents Ultrahouse - The L.A. Connection|
|Francis E. Dec, Esq.||Rant #5||en.wikipedia.org|
|John Zorn||Almadel||The Crucible||Tzadik|
|John Zorn||Shapeshifting||The Crucible||Tzadik|
|John Zorn||Maleficia||The Crucible||Tzadik|
|John Zorn||9x9||The Crucible||Tzadik|
|Method of Defiance||Holiday In Guantanamo||Only Way to Go is Down||Sublight Records|
|Starlight Children's Chorus||E.T., I Love You||E.T., I Love You & Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs For Children||Kid's Stuff|
I subbed for The Seamstress of Sound last Thursday evening and spent the night remixing and disassembling the inauguration and anything else that I came across.
We said goodbye to George, listened to bad poetry, some frightening and shockingly bigoted schizophrenic ranting from Francis E. Dec and played some of the new(ish) John Zorn album The Crucible.
|DJ Spooky||Ghost in the Shell excerpt/Mercan Dede "Sahname"/Arundhati Roy||System Error||www.djspooky.com|
|Lalo Schifrin||What's Wrong?||THX-1138 OST|
|Muslimgauze||Shadow of the West||The Rape of Palestine||Soleilmoon|
|Brian Eno||Stop the Gaza Massacre Rally||01/03/09||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Claire Short||Stop the Gaza Massacre Rally||01/03/09||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Muslimgauze||The Muslim City||The Rape of Palestine||Soleilmoon|
|unknown||Ramadan with Crowbar||Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean||Sublime Frequencies|
|Bianca Jagger||Stop the Gaza Massacre Rally||01/03/09||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Muslimgauze||A Nation||The Rape of Palestine||Soleilmoon|
|Alexei Sayle (Young Ones!)||Stop the Gaza Massacre Rally||01/03/09||YouTube Video||www.youtube.com|
|Muslimgauze||Ways of Faith||The Rape of Palestine||Soleilmoon|
|British Government||The Importance of Your Radio||Protect and Survive (UK)||YouTube video||www.youtube.com|
|unknown||Solitaire Oriental||Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean||Soleilmoon|
|The Stooges||TV Eye||Funhouse||Elecktra||uglyradio.wordpress.com|
|The Black Pope||I'm a Human Radio Station||Audio Oddities|
|un||Buddha Machine Loop Trio|
|RIAA||Eraserhead Serenade||Mashed in Plastic||kboo.org|
|Sudden Infant||Somniphobia||Psychotic Einzelkind||Blossoming Noise|
|Big City Orchestra||Untitled||Thanks for Sharing||www.ubuibi.org|
|Briz||Live in the studio||brizbomb.com|
|From here on it gets dicey...|
|Briz||Oscillators, delays, Shortwave radio, tapes|
|J & H Productions||The J & H Productions Tape||360 Days Project|
|People Like Us||various tracks...||Abridged Too Far||wfmu.org|
|Optigan Corp.||Optigon recording session tapes||unknown|
|Riichiro Manabe||Hedorah Comes Ashore||Godzilla vs Hedorah OST||Silva Screen Records|
|Walter Murch||Various samples||THX-1138|
|Erik Satie||Part 2: Tapestry of Wrought Iron Chair||Furniture Music|
|Genesis P. Orridge and Astrid Monroe||Eshu Yes You||When I Was Young||Important|
|Cranio Facial Absorbtion||Isolrubin B.K.||Crash Injury Trauma||Soleilmoon|
|E.T. I Love You||Starlight Children's Chorus||E.T., I Love You & Other Extra-Terrestrial Songs For Children||Kid's Stuff|
On Friday night, from 10pm to Midnight, we were delighted to have on special guest noise artist Briz, who played a live set of drone/ambient sounds with his mysterious array of gadgetry.
You can find out more about his various projects at http://brizbomb.com/
He was also kind enough to stay for an interview and perform throughout the remainder of the show while I spun discs, samples and other mayhem.
Fun show. It's almost impossible to list all the sounds we played, but I have a rough transcription posted below Briz's performance in the list.
You can revisit this show in its entirety off-site at my blog Kill Ugly Radio.
|Tin Hat Trio||The Last Cowboy|
|Tin Hat Trio||Rubies Pearls and Emeralds|
|Tin Hat Trio||Manmoth|
|Explosions in the Sky||To West Texas|
|A Silver Mount Zion||Blown-Out Joy From Heaven's Mercied Hole|
|Talkdemonic||Black Wood Crimson|
|Strangers Die Every Day||Romanticism|
|Sigur Ros||Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do|
|Tortise||Dear Grandma and Grandpa|
|Sigur Ros||Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do|
|Do Make Say Think||A Tender History in Rust|
|Do Make Say Think||Her Story of Glory|
|Dirty Three||Indian Love Song|
Marc guests hosts with live mixing of a selection of experimental rock genres: jazz, post-rock, folktronic, chamber rock, minimalist and more.
|Peter Mlakar||Speech at NSK event, Seattle 2004||Divided States of America DVD||Mute|
|Laibach||Geburt Einer Nation||Opus Dei||Wax Traxx|
|Laibach||Drzava (The State)||Nova Akropola||Cherry Red|
|Laibach||Die Liebe||Die Liebe 12"||Cherry Red|
|Laibach||Tanz Mit Laibach||WAT||Mute/Grey Area|
|Laibach||Tanz Mit Laibach (Temponauta Mix)||Tanz Mit Laibach single||Mute/Grey Area|
|Rich/Kathy||Intro, pitching and IDs|
|Laibach||Perspectives||Rekapitulacija (1980-1984)||NSK Records|
|Laibach||Cari Amici Soldati||Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd||Mute/Grey Area|
|Laibach||Jaruselski||Ljubljana - Zagreb - Beograd||Mute/Grey Area|
|Slavoj Zizek||"We want more alientation..."||Bravo: Film from Slovenia||Mute||www.imdb.com|
|Slavoj Zizek||"Are they fascists or not...?"||Prerokbe Ognja||Out of print||www.imdb.com|
|Laibach||Vier Personnen||Nova Akropola||Cherry Red|
|Slavoj Zizek||Laibach's strategy||Prerokbe Ognja||Out of print|
|Laibach||Le Privilege Des Morts||Kapital||Mute|
|Laibach/Ivan Novak||The collapse of the East||Prerokbe Ognja||Out of print|
|Laibach||Die Grosste Kraft||Die Liebe 12"||Cherry Red|
|Slavoj Zizek||"We are your future..."||Bravo: Film from Slovenia||Mute|
|Laibach||Dem Teufel Zugeneigt||Sympathy for the Devil||Mute|
|unidentified speaker||"The subtleties of European symbols.."||Bravo: Film from Slovenia||Mute|
|unidentified speaker||"I felt the urge to march..."||Bravo: Film from Slovenia||Mute|
|Laibach/Ivan Novak||The Pathology of Democracy||Bravo: Film from Slovenia|
|Laibach||Predictions of Fire||Looking for Europe||Auerbach Tonträger||www.discogs.com|
|Ivan Novak||Interview||conducted on 9/22/08||kboo.fm|
|Laibach||Contrapunctus I - III||LaibachKunstDerFuge||Dallas|
|Laibach||The Final Countdown||NATO||Mute|
|Laibach||Reject or Breed||WAT (vinyl edition)||Mute|
|300,000 V.K.||Venite Lucifer||Peter Paracelsus||Ropot|
|Germania||Steel Trust||Kapital (vinyl edition)||Mute|
|Laibach/iTurk||Volk Tour Medley||Volk: Dead in Trbovlje||Mute|
|Strom und Klang||One Plus One||Laibach||NSK Recordings|
|Laibach||Alle Gegen Alle||Occupied NATO Tour||Mute|
|Laibach||Across the Universe||Let It Be||Mute|
Laibach formed in the small coal mining town Trbovlje in 1980, the same year as the death of Jugoslavija's long-time ruler Josip Broz Tito.
In 1982, they began performing around Slovenia, often under the radar of officials due to the controversial nature of their name - Laibach, which was the Germanicised name of Slovenia's capital city Ljubljana when the region was conquered by German-speaking nations throughout Slovenia's history. The name was also evocative of WWII collaborationists, which made them targets of derision from veteran Partisans.
They achieve much notoriety with their provocative performances, often promoted with simply the image of a Malevich cross instead of the forbidden name. One notable concert had a female member reading a letter from a Partisan group that condemned the band, followed by original frontman Tomaz Hostnik coming on stage in a Nazi uniform and quoting Mussolini. The cover of the live album Zagreb, Beograd, Ljubljana depicts Hostnik staring down the crowd with blood streaming down his chin from a hurled bottle. Despite his formative and aesthetic influence on the band, Hostnik soon departed and committed suicide by hanging from a kozalec - an ancient iconic Slovene hayrack, as depicted on the cover of the album Rekapitulacija.
A semi-official ban on their use of the name forced the band to seek outlets outside of Jugoslavija, which lead to wider exposure to a Western European audience and eventually America. When Laibach toured abroad in Europe, they declared the countries 'occupied'.
Laibach continued to achieve critical success, garnered a session with influential BBC DJ John Peel and deals with Wax Trax and Mute Records, the former of which continues to this day.
Paradoxically, it was the inclusion of Laibach videos on MTV's 120 Minutes program that probably gave most Americans their first exposure to their horrific sound and visuals. The videos for Opus Dei and Geburt Einer Nation, from the album Opus Dei, got airplay for more than a few subsequent weeks, as did the video for Sympathy for the Devil.
In 1984, Laibach joined forces with political painter collective Irwin under the umbrella of NSK (), along with the theater group Nasice Scipion Sisters (later named Red Pilot) and the graphic design department Nova Kollectiv.
In 1992, NSK declared itself a virtual state with no physical territories and began issuing passports at NSK events and Laibach performances.
Laibach continued to perform amidst the breakup of Jugoslavija, even giving a performance in war-torn Sarajevo, including issuing NSK passports to willing participants, who latter used them in the ensuing chaos to escape to safer territories.
Laibach has been the subject of many movies, the best of which are Predictions of Fire, Bravo: A Film from Slovenia and Victory Under the Sun. Mute/EMI are slowly releasing some of these on DVD. Two great books on the Laibach/NSK phenomenon are Alexei Monroe's Interrogation Machine (MIT Press) and NSK: Neue Slowenische Kunst/New Slovenian Art (Amok Books).
Laibach continue to release albums sporadically and tour.
Despite an ever shifting lineup, they insist that Laibach has always been Dachauer, Eber, Keller and Saliger.