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Church bell composition playing throughout October

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:15

TradeMark at Trinity ChurchECC music for church bells?  Yes, it's true: TradeMark G.'s music is currently ringing throughout downtown Columbus from the bells of Trinity Episcopal Church across from the Ohio statehouse.  As part of Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012 twelve composers were chosen to create music for the chimes of Trinity Church at Broad and Third.  Each composer's work is played twice daily every day of their given month.  TradeMark's piece plays through the end of October, building gradually each week to its full length heard for the last two weeks of the month.  From Finding Time's Chime Compositions page:

The bells at Trinity Episcopal Church are played by hand by carillonneur Nick Tepe and—with the addition of new equipment a few years ago—can be programmed to ring mechanically. Twelve composers, ranging from contemporary masters to jazz musicians to writers of sacred and secular music, have been invited to create new pieces for the bells. Beginning with an inaugural performance of the first composition on January 1 and continuing with a new composition each month, these works will reinforce the overarching theme of time that weaves through all Finding Time projects. The use of church bells recalls their history as a mode of communication, while the compositions themselves are uniquely modern reflections of our time. Finding Time will conclude with the performance of the final composition in the series on December 31 at 11:59 p.m.

The current month's piece plays at 12:15 pm and 5:15 pm Monday through Friday and at noon Saturday and Sunday, followed by the previous three months' pieces in reverse chronological order (by month). Playing four compositions in a row produces 20 to 30 minutes of music.

We've got a special surprise in mind for a closing reception on October 27 -- STAY TUNED!

 

The TRUTH About The Moon Landing

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Saturday, 25 August 2012 19:57

Now that Neil Armstrong is dead, you should know the TRUTH -- what he REALLY said when he landed on the moon.    [NSFW]

   

MP3/archive errors

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Thursday, 23 August 2012 05:44

Currently the MP3 and the Sound Of Plaid Archives pages are producing lots of yucky looking error messages.  Many apologies; the upgrades to fix them have led to other upgrades being needed which will require other upgrades first... you get the idea.  Meanwhile, the search box can help you find many Sound Of Plaid archives (including playlists from each radio show) and other specific MP3s you're looking for.

   

This Week's Special Guest: OCEAN GHOSTS

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:00

Ocean Ghosts

This week on The Sound Of Plaid we're proud to have Ocean Ghosts as our special guests!  The mighty party duo of Scotty Boombox and Thrusty Rhodes have cranked out 4 full albums since their 2005 inception.  Their music should be familiar to you Plaidinistas, with unforgettable party jams like "Stay Away From Gangs And Drugs" ("...unless you like / gangs and drugs!") rapped over a disturbingly catchy Rod Stewart riff.  Brilliant, brazen, silly, and stylin'.  Or as their own formula puts it:

fringe art +
dadaistic realism +
   manic depression set to a dope beat =
OCEAN GHOSTS   

Tune in this Thursday (2012.06.21) on The Sound Of Plaid!  TradeMark and Frilly will be on DFM's chat page during this pre-recorded show.  If you can't make it Thursday or for the other broadcast times below you can hear it at The Sound Of Plaid Archives.

 

Thursday on DFM and 
Radio Valencia:

9a-11a PST
noon-2p EST
1700-1900 GMT
 
  ...and DFM & Radio Valencia's Tuesday repeat: 8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
0400-0600 GMT
 
  Sunday on KAOS Radio Austin: 11a-1p PST
  1p-3p CST
1900-2100 GMT
 

 

   

This Week's Special Guest: GENIE CAN DO (Mary Jo Bole)

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012 05:23

Mary Jo Bole - Jeanie Can Do! ATM card

After having a blast the first time with guest host DJ Jeanie Can Do! (aka Mary Jo Bole) and her Scary Mary Kay Show in April, how can we say no to a sequel?  This week we present The Revenge Of The Scary Mary Kay Show on The Sound Of Plaid!  Far from just a show about the cosmetics mogul, the Scary Mary Kay Show will focus on music by women: The Shaggs, Johanna Went, Wanda Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Moe Tucker are just a few she played during her previous show.  Listen this week for much more!

Tune in this Thursday (2012.06.13) on The Sound Of Plaid!  We'll be on DFM's chat page during the show.  Many chances to tune in this week, and if you can't make the times below you can hear it at The Sound Of Plaid Archives.

 

Thursday on DFM and 
Radio Valencia:

9a-11a PST
noon-2p EST
1700-1900 GMT
 
  ...and DFM & Radio Valencia's Tuesday repeat: 8p-10p PST
11p-1a EST
0400-0600 GMT
 
  Sunday on KAOS Radio Austin: 11a-1p PST
  1p-3p CST
1900-2100 GMT
 

Next week's guest: Ocean Ghosts (Scotty Boombox and J. Rhodes)

   

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