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Mayhem 1

---Midnight---
The Mini Detest-A-Thon: A Survey of the Musical Obsession of Loathing Part 2


----10pm----
A Brief Introduction to John Tejada, Part 1

Mayhem 2

----6pm----
Theme & Variations Part 1 - Bach's Goldberg Variations

Mayhem 3

---Midnight---
Doing It To Death

Mayhem 4

----10am----
Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo


----2pm----
May the Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Mayhem Special

Mayhem 5

----7pm----
Hydromedusa Live Performance

Mayhem 6

----10am----
Kennedy

Mayhem 7

----6pm----
Random Variable - The Thomas Dimuzio Special


----10pm----
The Soundtrack and the Performer

Mayhem 8

----10am----
Pierre Dorge and His New Jungle Orchestra


----10pm----
A Brief Introduction to John Tejada, Part 2

Mayhem 9

----6pm----
Theme & Variations Part 2 - Beethoven's Diabelli Variations


----8pm----
Surf, eh? Surf Music from Canada!

Mayhem 10

----6am----
Fed By Enigma - Les Rallizes Denudes

Mayhem 11

----10am----
Merle Haggard

Mayhem 12

----10pm----
So You Call Yourself a DJ?

Mayhem 13

----6am----
Batho ba Moshoeshoe

Mayhem 14

----2pm----
John Cage's 4'33 and the Spaces Between


----10pm----
Matana Roberts: The Emotional Journey of Coin Coin and Beyond

Mayhem 15

----10pm----
Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 1

Mayhem 16

----6pm----
Theme & Variations 3 - Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Handel

Mayhem 17

 

Mayhem 18

----10am----
First Generation Bluegrass

Mayhem 19

----2pm----
Mugstar and White Mana Live Performance

Mayhem 20

----10am----
Sparks


----7pm----
Join the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Albums)

Mayhem 21

----2pm----
The Women of Spoken Word


----10pm----
Future Synth: The Sound of the 80's Made for Today

Mayhem 22

----2am----
A Night and Day of the Sun


----10pm----
Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 2

Mayhem 23

----4pm----
Alter De Fey live performance

Mayhem 24

----3pm----
Dave Emory Memorial Day Special

Mayhem 25

----10am----
Country Music of the 1940s

Mayhem 26

 

Mayhem 27

 

Mayhem 28

 

Mayhem 29

----10pm----
Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 3

Mayhem 30

 

Mayhem 31

 

Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

The Mini Detest-A-Thon: A Survey of the Musical Obsession of Loathing Part 2

Friday Mayhem 1 12AM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

Continuing on what was started during the 2013 Mayhem special, a further investigation into the KFJC archives, and elsewhere, exploring songs whose titles start with "I Hate..." . There will be some repeats of classics and a lot of new "I Hate..." titles not heard last time. What do you hate? Say it loud: I Hate... Hear if it's played.

A Brief Introduction to John Tejada, Part 1

Friday Mayhem 1 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

John Tejada has been one of the busier individuals in electronic music, from his mid 90s efforts for SoCal label Plug Research to his collaborations with Arian Leviste, Divine Styler, Justin Maxwell and his own Palette recordings. Join Goodwrench for a peek at the vast and varied catalog of a techno/house original.

Theme & Variations Part 1 - Bach's Goldberg Variations

Saturday Mayhem 2 6PM-8PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Featured will be Glenn Gould's groundbreaking 1955 and 1981 recordings of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations for piano.

Doing It To Death

Sunday Mayhem 3-Monday Mayhem 4 12AM Sun-2AM Monday
Doing It To Death
Hosted by Spliff Skankin', Kevin O'Dante, Danny Detroit, John Hell, Honey Bear, and the KFJC Soul Patrol Collective

KFJC's annual birthday tribute to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Join the party for the dance contest, hairstyle competition, and fashion show. Featuring live recording, alternate takes, b-sides, and jam sessions from all of James Brown's bands, musicians, singers, dancers, and funky people. Good God!

Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo

Monday Mayhem 4 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Yodeling is a vocal technique used in many cultures worldwide. It was brought to the United States by German immigrants in the early 1800s. By the 1840s many of the traveling minstrel shows featured yodeling, and it remained a popular form of entertainment on the vaudeville circuit. When Jimmie Rodgers released Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas) in 1928, it created a national craze, and yodeling was an obligatory part of country music in the 1930s and 40s. This program features yodeling from the past to the present.

May the Fourth Be With You: A Star Wars Mayhem Special

Monday Mayhem 4 2PM-6AM
Hosted by Sir Cumference

From the mythical temp tracks that inspired John Williams' score for the original Star Wars film, to the cult classic Holiday Special, through the special editions & prequels, and songs inspired by the films; Sir Cumference will traverse the Star Wars musical universe in just 4 hours.

Listeners who wish to make suggestions can email them to mayhem@pi2r.me

Hydromedusa Live Performance

Tuesday Mayhem 5 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Honey Bear

Rippin' & a Rockin' Aussies Hydromedusa bring their blend of whiskey-soaked Punk-n-Roll to the KFJC pit. Get your leathers, switch blades, & flasks out. We are going to rumble!

Kennedy

Wednesday Mayhem 6 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Carson Street

Exploring the world of Nigel Kennedy. Kennedy is a classically trained violinist who has also done Jazz, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Polish Klezmer. His personal favorite is his own composition "Kafka". He has played with The Who, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Jaz Coleman and Joe Lovano. He is the best selling classical violinist of all time and unlike any other classical violinist.

Random Variable - The Thomas Dimuzio Special

Thursday Mayhem 7 6PM-10PM
Hosted by Max Level

Four hours of audio adventure and conversation with sound scientist and collaborator extraordinaire Thomas Dimuzio. We will get an overview of his wide-ranging work to date, and he will fill us in on his current/future projects. Expect a live set by TD too.

The Soundtrack and the Performer

Thursday Mayhem 7 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

Tania Chen and Anna Homler, performance artists, musicians, toy manipulators, creators of new sounds, improvisors, will join Naysayer for a conversation about the role soundtracks play influencing performers and their choices for performance. Chen and Homler will play selections from film and theater soundtracks which have made an impact on their work. They will also join together in the KFJC Pit for a live mic, composing the soundtrack for an unmade film.

Pierre Dorge and His New Jungle Orchestra

Friday Mayhem 8 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Danish guitarist, composer and arranger Pierre Dorge has been pushing the limits of jazz/world music since the 80s with his New Jungle Orchestra - a sublime fusion of Ellingtonian swing with world beat. This special is an introduction to the New Jungle Orchestra and several Pierre Dorge side projects.

A Brief Introduction to John Tejada, Part 2

Friday Mayhem 8 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

John Tejada has been one of the busier individuals in electronic music, from his mid 90s efforts for SoCal label Plug Research to his collaborations with Arian Leviste, Divine Styler, Justin Maxwell and his own Palette recordings. Join Goodwrench for a peek at the vast and varied catalog of a techno/house original.

Theme & Variations Part 2 - Beethoven's Diabelli Variations

Saturday Mayhem 9 6PM-8PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Beethoven wrote these variations using a waltz by Anton Diabelli as their theme. The pianist Alfred Brendel once described it as "the greatest of all piano works".

Surf, eh? Surf Music from Canada!

Saturday Mayhem 9 8PM-9PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Who knew there were so many great surf bands from our neighbor to the north? Find out more when you tune in for a survey of tracks from Canadian surf bands.

Fed By Enigma - Les Rallizes Denudes

Sunday Mayhem 10 6AM-9AM
Hosted by Muad'Dib

Much can be said about how little we really know about Les Rallizes Denudes. They were active for almost 30 years but never officially released an album. An early bass player participated in a plane hijacking 1970 and is living in exile in North Korea. The lead singer Takashi Mizutani avoids public appearance and is surrounded by secrecy, believed by diverse credible sources to be living simultaneously on different continents and in various states of mental and physical health. At the center of all of the speculation is a collection of amazing bootleg recordings that are a widely acknowledged cornerstone of Japanese psychedelic music. Laconic rhythms support an incredible overdriven guitar sound accompanied by a French-English-Japanese mashup dialect sung by Mizutani that is unforgettable in its unique extremity. This special will focus on the available recorded works of Les Rallizes Denudes along with exploring some of the history and speculation surrounding the band.

Merle Haggard

Monday Mayhem 4 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Merle Haggard was born April 6th, 1937, in Oildale, California, a town just north of Bakersfield. He started playing guitar and performing while a teenager; he also got in trouble with the law during this time, ending up in San Quentin for attempted armed robbery, in 1958. While in prison he determined to turn his life around; and when he was released in 1960, he began writing songs, performing and recording. His first #1 hit was "Lonesome Fugitive", in 1966. He had thirty-eight #1 hits on the country charts between 1966 and 1987, most of which he wrote or co-wrote. He is still touring and recording. This program features his hits, as well as a selection of songs he wrote.

So You Call Yourself a DJ?

Tuesday Mayhem 12 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Ras Babo

The term "disc jockey, aka DJ," has evolved a lot over the years. Perhaps originally it was a personality broadcasting on the radio playing different songs from records. More recently it has come to take more specific meanings and branched into different genres. Sure the radio DJ still exists, as we are all testament to that at KFJC. Others call themselves DJ's and never are on the radio. Most mix music in some fashion or another: some create dreamy soundscapes, weaving in and out of tracks and samples. Others prefer mash-ups with quicker, more abrupt exchanges.

The turntablists take bits and pieces of songs and manipulate them by scratching techniques, creating an entirely new sound. In Jamaican Dancehall culture, the term DJ has come to refer to a vocalist who sings or chants on the mic over a live or recorded track.

During this special, your host Ras Babo will explore bits and pieces of all these styles, and seek out examples from anyone in the KFJC library who uses the moniker of DJ in their name.

Batho ba Moshoeshoe

Wednesday Mayhem 13 6AM-10AM
Hosted by Laethaka

Four hours of music, stories, and prayer from the Mountain Kingdom of southern Africa. Featuring live interviews and Sesotho songs/improv poetry from school choirs and radio DJs 10,000 miles away.

John Cage's 4'33 and the Spaces Between

Thursday Mayhem 14 2PM-4PM
Hosted by Billie Joe Tolliver

In 1952 John Cage gave us four minutes and thirty three seconds of being present. This has not only been one of the most controversial pieces of music but also the most important. I will explore the history of the piece and artistic interpretations of it since. It will be a great way to feature several artists in our library as well as the history of experimental music, something that KFJC listeners and DJs value greatly. I will play 4'33" by Cage in our library, I will talk about Cage's intentions, the philosophy behind the work, the reception of the piece, and play recordings and interpretations by other artists.

Matana Roberts: The Emotional Journey of Coin Coin and Beyond

Thursday Mayhem 14 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer

Matana Roberts is a musician, playing the alto saxophone. She works in performance using sound, movement, theater, dance, poetry and more to bring to the listener a complex interpretation of human experience. With a mix of improvisation and structure her works are redefining what and how story telling look and may be presented. Focusing on the first three chapters of her epic piece, "Coin Coin", as well as interviews, and selections of her other works, the special will provide an overview of this extremely important musician and dynamic force in the world of jazz and performance at large.

Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 1

Friday Mayhem 15 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Moritz von Oswald began his career with 80s electro-pop group Palais Schaumberg, but levered himself into a position as a major techno innovator with his 2MB/3MB collaborations with Thomas Fehlmann and Detroit icons Juan Atkins and Eddie Fowlkes. From there, he was a major influence on the direction of techno music with projects like the Basic Channel and Chain Reaction label, the mysterious "Maurizio" series and dub projects like Main Street and the "Round" series, as well as live techno improv with the Moritz von Oswald Trio. Listen and learn.

Theme & Variations 3 - Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Handel

Saturday Mayhem 16 6PM-8PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Upon hearing these variations for piano, composer Richard Wagner said "One sees what still may be done in the old forms when someone comes along who knows how to use them".

First Generation Bluegrass

Monday Mayhem 18 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Bluegrass is a form of American roots music. Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, characterized the music as "Scottish bagpipes and old-time fiddlin'. It's Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It's blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound." This program will focus on 18 of the first generation bluegrass groups, from the 1940s through the mid-60s.

Mugstar and White Mana Live Performance

Tuesday Mayhem 19 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Ben Zedrine

Break out your secret stash and open your minds, Liverpool Prog-Psychedelic legends Mugstar and California fast food aficionados White Manna take a mid-day pit stop to fill our heads with mind splitting riffs and balls out cosmic crush.

Sparks

Wednesday Mayhem 20 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Carson Street

One of the most influential bands in rock/whatever history. Starting with their days as Halfnelson and ending with "The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman", a radio musical commissioned by Swedish public radio. They have reinvented themselves countless times over the last 40 years. Genre jumping is a specialty: rock, glam rock, new wave, synthpop, electronica, and most recently chamber pop.

Join the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Albums)

Wednesday Mayhem 20 7PM-10PM
Hosted by Jersey Girl

KJFC has failed to provide sufficient care to some albums in our library - no song on them has been heard in almost 20 years! Listen in and help ensure they do not suffer long-term side effects such as physical injuries, low self-esteem, attention disorders, violent behavior, or death.

The Women of Spoken Word

Thursday Mayhem 21 2PM-6PM
Hosted by Billie Joe Tolliver

In these hours we will explore the female voice in the medium of spoken word and recorded poetry. Work from unknown and not commonly played artists from the KFJC library will be featured.

Future Synth: The Sound of the 80's Made for Today

Thursday Mayhem 21 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Naysayer and Slowdivine

Future Synth, Outrun, Neo-Noir, Synthwave: call it what you want, this is the music of today rooted in the music of the past. With a heavy nod to 1970's and 1980's horror soundtracks, especially Italian Horror, the music of John Carpenter, Dark Wave, Italian Disco and Giorgio Morodor, to name a few, Future Synth is the propulsive, synth driven beat to make you move. Dance along with Slowdivine and Naysayer as they share with you the sounds that made it happen and the sounds that make it happen.

A Night and Day of the Sun

Friday Mayhem 22 2AM-10PM
Hosted by Spliff Skankin, Nancy Reagan, Abacus Finch, Honey Bear, KFJC Jazz Collective and special guest programmers

Join KFJC in our celebration of Sun Ra's 101st birthday with a 28 hour special showcasing all things Sun Ra. Featuring rare, live, alternative, and remixed music, plus art, poetry, philosophy, lectures, interviews, musician profiles, Arkestral maneuvers, live in-studio performances, and space explorations.

Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 2

Friday Mayhem 22 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Moritz von Oswald began his career with 80s electro-pop group Palais Schaumberg, but levered himself into a position as a major techno innovator with his 2MB/3MB collaborations with Thomas Fehlmann and Detroit icons Juan Atkins and Eddie Fowlkes. From there, he was a major influence on the direction of techno music with projects like the Basic Channel and Chain Reaction label, the mysterious "Maurizio" series and dub projects like Main Street and the "Round" series, as well as live techno improv with the Moritz von Oswald Trio. Listen and learn.

Alter De Fey live performance

Saturday Mayhem 23 4PM
Hosted by Number 6

Live in the pit.

Dave Emory Memorial Day Special

Sunday Mayhem 24 3PM-10PM
Hosted by Dave Emory

In addition the playing some of the Uncle Sam and the Swastika material, the program will feature a series of interviews Dave is doing with Peter Levenda, the author of The Hitler Legacy.

Country Music of the 1940s

Monday Mayhem 25 10AM-2PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

The 1940s were an innovative time in country music, with different styles including western swing, hillbilly boogie, honky-tonk, and the singing cowboy. Tune in to hear Roy Acuff, Gene Autry, Spade Cooley, Red Foley, Moon Mullican, Roy Rogers, Floyd Tillman, Merle Travis, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, and many, many more.

Berlin Meets Detroit - The Music of Moritz von Oswald, Part 3

Friday Mayhem 29 10PM-2AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Moritz von Oswald began his career with 80s electro-pop group Palais Schaumberg, but levered himself into a position as a major techno innovator with his 2MB/3MB collaborations with Thomas Fehlmann and Detroit icons Juan Atkins and Eddie Fowlkes. From there, he was a major influence on the direction of techno music with projects like the Basic Channel and Chain Reaction label, the mysterious "Maurizio" series and dub projects like Main Street and the "Round" series, as well as live techno improv with the Moritz von Oswald Trio. Listen and learn.

   

 

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