fuckityballs: lost a bunch of actual written reaction whatnot in a Word.fail - anyway here’s some stuff that went in my ears in the first week of February:
Detroit Grand Pubahs - Mr O Dancehall Selection for allez allez
- taking a fairly liberal definition of dancehall, which is reasonable enough for an 80-minute mix
DJ Moneyshot - Deep Covers
- AMAZING mix, done for Solid Steel, of hip-hop cover versions. The only ones I recall recognising were CB4’s Straight Outta Locash, and the Meth verse of the Wu version of Sucker MCs. Deep digging = delightful.
Inkstuds - Brian Chippendale
- brut cartoonist and Lightning Bolt drummer keeps breaking from the conversation to talk about how cute the dogs are in the park where he’s sitting.
Steinski - san francisco set 1.6.7 (smooved)
- really interesting, if lightly disappointing, to hear how un-clunky the cutting and doubling on the early parts of this sounds – so obviously the product of a laptop and prepared segments, in contrast to - not necessarily the actual tape-edit 80s stuff, but the friendly Ruff Mix style of some of Stein’s more recent productions.
Creative Screenwriting Magazine - Eastbound & Down Q&A
- splendid live panel appearance, with Jody Hill and Danny McBride talking the creative process
NPR - 20101204_atc_07
- alleges that they’ll talk through Girl Talk’s process, which assertion falls over after “I put things I like aside for later”
NPR - 20101202_atc_17
- Brief piece tries to explain Bonobo to All Things Considered audience as someone who makes electronic music but …ISN’T a DJ!?!!%!!??*!?!
Jay-Z on Howard Stern 11-15-10
- surprising (to me) how Stern’s lowbrow schtick works at getting a relaxed and open conversation out of a guest who’s all about public image.
Radio New Zealand - Enzology Part 08 - Time and Tide (1981-1982)
- Rot setting in as Tim Finn busts out on his Ricky Fataar-accompanied solo life, misled by early success. Actually the piece doesn’t say any of that, but you know.
FACT Mix 206 - Ikonika (Nov ‘10)
- Dubstep pixie puts together an of-the-moment mix including a bunch of her own stuff and Girl Unit’s IRL.
The Moth - Sam Shepard: You Can Lead a Horse to Water
- A tale about being the one qualified rider on a movie set. You can fairly hear the mustache twitch as he twinkles his way through it.
Paul F. Tompkins - Pod F. Tompkast Episode 4
- The phone piece at the start is the first time I’ve encountered Tompkins’ Cake Boss character. IDGI, I guess?
Andrew Weatherall - London Xpress 02/04/2000
- happily for a set from this time, heads in more organic directions in the second hour than the Swordsmen ticking-machines style of the era.
DJ Shadow - Live In LA 10/31/09
- an actual DJ set, rather than his own stuff. Or at least a mix of the two, Organ Donor’s in there but I can’t tell if he’s doing that cute playing-it-all-on-an-MPC trick he does “live” live.
Comedy Death-Ray - CDR 80 MAIN
- great episode, with Adam Scott proving an ineffectual presence as co-host, but then an hour and a half of Paul F. Tompkins as Ice-T riffing alongside James Adomian as Jesse Ventura.
- a whole batch of RA podcasts suited way better to reading in bed than to dancing or working out. The Howarth and Dundov ones are fantastic, but all of them are good.
this “read more” link may be temperamental:
L-Vis 1990 - RA Label of the Month Mix: Night Slugs (November 2010)
Comedy Death-Ray - CDR 82 MAIN EDIT
- a less splendid ep, plugging CDR’s We Are The World cover.
Guardian Music Weekly: Swans
Jesse Thorn - The College Years - Free Form 10/14/04
TSOYA - Live at WNYC: John Hodgman Reads “16 Things To Do I Connecticut Before You Die”
TSOYA - Judd Apatow
SklarBroCountry - SBC 9 MAIN EDIT
- with Jon Hamm, who has things to say about sports.
The Interview Show - Uffie
- surprising (to me) how tolerant I am of this chick’s privileged schtick.
NPR - 20101102_fa_01
- fawning interview with Michael Caine
NPR - 20101104_totn_03
- Charming, relaxed call-in show with R and Th’ Soph Crumbs.
NPR - 20101129_fa_01
- Terri Gross asks Anne Hathaway why she ever agrees to do nudity. Hathaway politely rolleyes in response.
Rinse FM – Ill Blu show from 12/10/10
Marc Maron - WTF_-_EPISODE_131_DOUG_BENSON
Nerdist - Number 35 - Jonathan Coulton
- an hour of Hardwick telling Coulton they’ve met several times before, interspersed with live songs by Coulton.
Chemical Brothers - Digital Decks
The Adam Carolla Show - Judah Friedlander
- a one-on-one, where Friedlander tells Carolla how spot-on he is
The Adam Carolla Show - Stephen Tobolowsky
- a morning-zoo style one, where Tobolowsky gets to speak about 19 words throughout. Horrible.
Nerdist - Number 34 - Bill Maher
- did you know Bill Maher thinks he’s very smart? Not much else to take away from this.
Comedy Death Ray - CDR 84 MAIN with Reggie Watts
- Aukerman plays the usual “Thanks Reggie, shame you can’t stay” gag after the theme song, presumably expecting greater hilarity to ensue when it turns out Watts was actually in the studio.
Danny Krivitz - allez-allez mix
- exactly as early-80s-disco as you expect