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NPR's On Point show, "The Art of Mashups"

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Saturday, 21 February 2009 17:47

It really is a cut-n-paste world. Recently NPR's radio show, "On Point" did an interview with Jon Nelson of "Some Assembly Required" called "The Art of Mashups." Its an interesting segment that discusses and distinguishes the differences between mashups and audio collage art. The ECC gets mentioned as do Girl Talk, Negativland and other artists. 




Special guest MIKE TEXTBEAK on Sound Of Plaid

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Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:34

Mike Textbeak

On this Monday's radio show we welcome electronic musician Mike Textbeak with a guest mix of dark tracks new and old.  An appropriate follow-up to last week's guest Titonton Duvante, Mike was also one of the original members of the seminal band Body Release.  After they broke up each member went on to prolific solo careers, many of which continue now twenty years later.  Mike is no exception, and he's still an active DJ and musician.

From his Facebook page:

Mike Textbeak has always straddled the line between experimental industrial and dance music with his releases on labels such as Tundra Dubs (San Francisco), Lasergun (Berlin), Bleak (Vienna), Pale Noir (Madison, WI), Vaatican Records (France), Xynthetic (Canada), Time Theory, 21/22 Corp, Swishcotheque (UK), Colin Johnco (France), Amduscias, Audiotie (Germany), Politicide (Germany), and co-owns the Philtre Com imprint with co-conspirator Claus Muzak aka Lucas Kuzma of The Strange Agency (musical instrument app company). He was just commissioned for the exclusive Precarious mixtape for Disaro Records.

Listen and chat with us during the live show Monday, or catch a repeat airing through the week:


LIVE Mondays on DFM:

10a-12p PST
1-3p EST
16-1800 GMT
  DFM's Tuesday repeat: 9p-11p PST
12p-2a EST
03-0500 GMT
  Fridays on Radio Valencia: 6a-8a PST
   9a-11a EST
13-1500 GMT



This Week's Special Guest: LADY MONSTER

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Concert and Performance Dates

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 18:05

Show archive available -- download or listen now:

Lady Monster pic

Now that we have a full studio once again for The Sound Of Plaid, we can do fun radio tricks like inviting guests for the show.  And that's just what we're going to do, starting with this week's special radio guest Lady Monster.

Half-Lady, Half-Monster (more Lady, really), Lady Monster has spent two decades on the stage doing everything from personal erotica readings to personal erotica... uh... demonstrations.  Voted as one of the top 100 burlesque performers in the world, Lady Monster's also been a Fire Tassel Twirler, Teacher, Recording Artist, Actress, Writer, Producer, and Model.

She was also a former DJ at Pirate Cat Radio and FCC Free Radio, and will DJ once again this week with us:

"I'm feeling like having a Spring Fling Mix of songs of Twitterpation, Spring Fever, Sunshine, Flowers and Spring Showers.  Featuring:

1. Twitterpated. Bambi
2. This Magic Moment. Lou Reed
3. LA Donut Day. Ann Magnuson
4. Sunny. Leonard Nimoy
5. Tiptoe Through The Tulips. Tiny Tim
6. Springtime for Hitler. Producers
7. The Spring Song. Charlie Chaplin
8. Love-Itis. Harvey Scales
9. Love Is The Craziest Thing. Homer & Jethro (didn't play)
10. Carrots for my Lady. Dennis King
11. Flower People. Spinal Tap
12. Sweet Violets. Homer & Jethro
13. Daisies Up Your Butterfly. The Cramps
14. Spring Fever. Elvia
15. Bumble Bee. Big Mama Thornton
16. Bumblebee. Ween
17. Honey Bee (Let's Fly To Mars). Grinderman
18. Insects. Oingo Boingo
19. Medley of Heartwarming Worm Songs. Baby Gramps
20. Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing. Mossilene Miles
21. Poisoning Pidgeons in the Park. Tom Lehrer
22. Spring Can Really Hang You Up. Julie London
23. Spring Song. Ottilie Patterson
24. All You Ever Think About Is Sex. Sparks
25. Erotica . Aguaturbia (Chile Psycheldic_1969)  

Tune in this Thursday (2012.03.08) on The Sound Of Plaid as we hunt the wild and exotic Lady Monster!  Many chances to hear the show, 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



Wired Mentions the ECC in January issue

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Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:31

Some Assembly Required: Mash-Up Pioneer Dreams in Soundbites

By Elizabeth Held Email 12.22.08

Back in 1999, when a mash-up was something done only to potatoes, DJ and sound-collage artist Jonathan Nelson launched an online radio show called Some Assembly Required. Operating from a college station in Minnesota, it showcased cut-and-paste acts like the Tape-beatles and Evolution Control Committee, as well as Nelson's own mix of music, instructional records, comedy, and wacky effects, digitally sculpted into a one-of-a-kind sound.

Ten years later, his aural experiments play out on a syndicated weekly radio broadcast and a new album titled (Emphasis Added), recorded under the name Escape Mechanism and inhabited by a chorus of voices ranging from Wolfman Jack to motivational speakers. "These are the sounds in my head when I dream," Nelson says, "thanks to growing up in a media-soaked universe."


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