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Month of Mayhem 2006
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Mayhem 1

 

Mayhem 2

----6pm----
Mayhem Candy

Mayhem 3

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Mayhem Unbedtime Story #1

Mayhem 4

----10am----
International Tuba Day Part 5


----10pm----
Harry Partch Special

Mayhem 5

 

Mayhem 6

----6pm----
The Shape of Beats to Come: a 3-hour tour of the Tru Thoughts r

Mayhem 7

 

Mayhem 8

 

Mayhem 9

----2pm----
Riddims of Jamaica Pt 3

Mayhem 10

----7am----
Mayhem Unbedtime Story #2

Mayhem 11

 

Mayhem 12

----10pm----
The Smell of Cologne

Mayhem 13

----6am----
Roots of Ambient Music


----3pm----
Robert Rich rebroadcast


----7pm----
Starving for Attention: The Hungry Eye Records Special

Mayhem 14

---Midnight---
Day of Dub

Mayhem 15

----6pm----
The Music of Greg Cohen

Mayhem 16

----7pm----
Witchseason: Joe Boyd's Folk-Rock Stable

Mayhem 17

----7am----
Mayhem Unbedtime #3

Mayhem 18

----10am----
Return to Brass Insanity


----8pm----
Wall of Sound: 60s Girl Groups & Their Influence

Mayhem 19

----7pm----
Mellotron

Mayhem 20

----Noon----
The Evolution of Hip-Hop


----7pm----
The High Priest of Exotica: The Martin Denny Special


----11pm----
A Gentle Introduction to Plaid

Mayhem 21

----3pm----
Irritably Erratic: The Kranky Special

Mayhem 22

---Midnight---
A Night and Day of the Sun

Mayhem 23

----2pm----
Riddims of Jamaica Pt. 4

Mayhem 24

----7am----
Mayhem Unbedtime Story #4


----7pm----
Skiffle: Gateway to British Pop

Mayhem 25

----6pm----
What They Don't Know: The Life & Music of Kirsty MacColl

Mayhem 26

----10pm----
GPR Special

Mayhem 27

----1pm----
Super Soul Showdown


----6pm----
All Roads Lead To Wisconsin - The Utech Records Special

Mayhem 28

 

Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

Mayhem Candy

Tuesday Mayhem 2 from 6:PM to 7:PM
Candy From the Current Bin returns with a MAYHEM twist...       It's a lovely audio bouquet with a selection of KFJC staff favorites and MAYHEM special previews. Contributions from Ann Arbor, Rocky Rococo, Mr Lucky and many more.

Mayhem Unbedtime Story #1

Wednesday Mayhem 3 at 7:20:AM
Ann Arbor and co-conspirator Alison Chaiken bring you the Unbedtime Story for the month of Mayhem featuring WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry written by NY Times technology writer John Markoff. Each excerpt will be followed by interviews with key people in the book. Learn the inside story of how the '60's counterculture influenced the development of the personal computer.

International Tuba Day Part 5

Thursday Mayhem 4 from 10:AM to 2:PM
International Tuba Day Part 5
Presented by Dave Richoux
By popular demand, the celebration of International Tuba Day on KFJC returns with all kinds of music featuring the Tuba and other related instruments. The special will feature solo artists and ensembles playing in traditional and classical styles, jazz, pop and avaunt "alt.tuba" explorations.

Harry Partch Special

Thursday Mayhem 4 from 10:PM to 2:AM
Harry Partch Special
Presented by Justin Outlier
Chats with ex-members and other influenced musicians from Los Angeles (Hubbard, etc.)

Partch ensemble tribute sites:
The official Partch site
Director of the Harry Partch Instrumentarium
The music historian of a Harry Partch biography
SJSU collection of Harry Partch works and scores.
Microtonal festival featuring works of Partch, Harrison and Johnston in LA? throughout May.? John Schneider's ensemble PARTCH will perform the final date.
A label run by Philip Blackburn, distributing the Harry Partch archives as maintained by Kenneth Gaburo at Lingua Press.

The Shape of Beats to Come: a 3-hour tour of the Tru Thoughts r

Saturday Mayhem 6 from 6:PM to 9:PM
The Shape of Beats to Come: a 3-hour tour of the Tru Thoughts record label
Presented by Ann Arbor/Rocky Rococo
The Tru Thoughts label is based in Brighton, England (outside of London) and has been around since 1999. They describe their sound as "jazzbreakshiphopsoulfunkbeatsounds." Ann Arbor and Rocky Rococo will take you on a three-hour tour of the artists and sounds of Tru thoughts and their sublabels; Unfold and Zebra Traffic.

Riddims of Jamaica Pt 3

Tuesday Mayhem 9 from 2:PM to 6:PM
Riddims of Jamaica Pt 3
Presented by Mr. Lucky
A continuation of last year's "Riddims" specials, exploring the practice of "versioning" in Jamaica. Riddims Pt 3 focuses on Bob Marley's versions.

Mayhem Unbedtime Story #2

Wednesday Mayhem 10 at 7:20:AM
Ann Arbor and co-conspirator Alison Chaiken bring you the Unbedtime Story for the month of Mayhem featuring WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry written by NY Times technology writer John Markoff. Each excerpt will be followed by interviews with key people in the book. Learn the inside story of how the '60's counterculture influenced the development of the personal computer.

The Smell of Cologne

Friday Mayhem 12 from 10:PM to 2:AM
The Smell of Cologne
Hosted by Mr Goodwrench
Cologne, Germany, in addition to being a city rich in history, is a hotbed for world-class techno of all sorts. This special will provide a brief overview of some of the major labels and producers from Cologne.

Roots of Ambient Music

Saturday Mayhem 13 from 6:AM to 9:AM
Roots of Ambient Music
Presented by nic Electro
Using the material provided in Mark Prendergast's book "The Ambient Century" the special will explore the roots of many of the artists and music that shows up in the KFJC library. From Mahler/Satie/Debussy, Messian/Varese, to Cage/Stockhausen/Boulez/Xenakis/Subotnik with a focus on Reich, Eno, Part, Closing with more recent works- Crimson, Kraftwerk, Morricone, Frip, sonic Youth, Ord, FSol, Scanner, Chemical Brothers and more.

Robert Rich rebroadcast

Saturday Mayhem 13 from 3:PM to 6:PM
A special rebroadcat of the Robert Rich performance live at the Anthony Soto Theatre in San Jose, recorded by KFJC on March 13, 2006. Hosted by Nozmo King.

Starving for Attention: The Hungry Eye Records Special

Saturday Mayhem 13 from 7:PM to 10:PM
Starving for Attention: The Hungry Eye Records Special
Presented by Guy Montag
New York's Hungry Eye record label is at the forefront of releasing and supporting progressive currents in music culture, exposing the music of different movements, scenes and regions worldwide. Hunger with Guy Montag as he serves up the genre defying sounds of the Scabs, the Phantom Limbs, the Weegs, Missing Foundation, Urban Waste plus a live mic with Sixteens at 9:PM.

Day of Dub

Sunday Mayhem 14 from midnite to midnite
Day of Dub
Presented by the KFJC Staff
The 7th Annual Day of Dub celebrates the exotic specie Reggeaus Instrumentalus from its roots to its psychedelic fruit. Special features include the exclusive broadcast of U-Roy's recent California tour mixed by the Scientist, an interview with reggae bass veteran Fully Fullwood and a special focus on legendary Dub drummer Santa Davis.

12:AM to 3:AM - Goodwrench
3:AM to 6:AM - Morris Minor
6:AM to 9:AM - Shawn Dupree
9:AM to noon - Gallium Arsenide
noon to 3:PM - Mr. Lucky
3:PM to 7:PM - Spliff Skankin'
7:PM to 10:PM - Philip Morris
10:PM to 2:AM - FunkMinsta Fulla alongside Fitz Ludlow

The Music of Greg Cohen

Monday Mayhem 15 from 6:PM to 10:PM
The Music of Greg Cohen
Presented by Andy Cadaver
Despite being among the most accomplished jazz bassists on the scene today, Greg Cohen has remained in relative obscurity. Supplying the swinging low end for musicians from Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn's Masada to Woody Allen's jazz band, Cohen's musical diversity is a result of rare talent combined with a tremendous knowledge of the history of music. Along with studio and rare live recordings produced over the past 30 years, this special will include a recent interview in Cohen's home of New York City. Tune in for a rare opportunity to hear the sounds and stories from this soft-spoken musical giant.

Witchseason: Joe Boyd's Folk-Rock Stable

Tuesday Mayhem 16 from 7:PM to 10:PM
Witchseason: Joe Boyd's Folk-Rock Stable
Presented by Art Crimes
Strange that it took an American, Elektra Records Joe Boyd, to nurture some of the highest-regarded British Folk Rock releases. In the late 60s and early 70s, Boyd worked with Nick Drake, the Incredible String Band, and Fairport Convention (and their various alumni), as well as more psychedelic acts like the early Pink Floyd and Soft Machine. Joe will tell us about but a mere slice of his long career, focusing on his Witchseason Productions family of artists.

Mayhem Unbedtime #3

Wednesday Mayhem 17 at 7:20:AM
Ann Arbor and co-conspirator Alison Chaiken bring you the Unbedtime Story for the month of Mayhem featuring WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry written by NY Times technology writer John Markoff. Each excerpt will be followed by interviews with key people in the book. Learn the inside story of how the '60's counterculture influenced the development of the personal computer.

Return to Brass Insanity

Thursday Mayhem 18 from 10:AM to 2:PM
Return to Brass Insanity
Presented by Dave Richoux
Brass is the New Punk! Groups of BrassWind musicians have formed all over the world to bring a new (yet ancient) sound to popular music. This special will feature the latest recordings in many different styles of horn powered music.

Wall of Sound: 60s Girl Groups & Their Influence

Thursday Mayhem 18 from 8:PM to 10:PM
Wall of Sound: 60s Girl Groups & Their Influence
Presented by 50K Bonus
Created mostly by producers, writers and arrangers, 60s Girl Groups combined female vocalists and studio production techniques. This special will explore the genre and in turn show how it influenced many more recent bands like L7, Xray Specks, the Ramones, Jesus & the Mary Chain and early female punk bands.

Mellotron

Friday Mayhem 19 from 7:PM to midnite
Tales of the 8-second Orchestra: The Continuing Story of the Mellotron
Presented by Pete Dixon, Earl Grey and Joe Shlabotnik
Play "spot the Mellotron" with your hosts who continue to unearth music, both old and new, featuring this versatile keyboard instrument. Its unique character and sound was the mainstay of many progressive bands in the early seventies but also turns up in the unlikeliest of places from the mid-60's right through to the present day. As in earlier shows, expect some rarities and obscurities, together with shockingly familiar songs, that all feature the magnificent Mellotron in its many sonic guises!

The Evolution of Hip-Hop

Saturday Mayhem 20 from noon to 4:PM
The Evolution of Hip-Hop
Presented by Trinity and special co-hosts Dallas Jackson and Qwel
Trinity explores the depths of the Galapagos4 label. Hip hop from Chicago and beyond...interviews and music from Typical Cats, Denizen Kane, Mestizo, Offwhyte, Maker, Meaty Ogre, Robust and more! Free stuff for those who are into that sort of thing too.

The High Priest of Exotica: The Martin Denny Special

Saturday Mayhem 20 from 7:PM to 11:PM
The High Priest of Exotica: The Martin Denny Special
Presented by Mitch Lemay and Gallium Arsenide
A timeline retrospective on the music of Martin Denny - the man who created a hypnotic international sound that blended exotic elements - bird calls, croaking frogs, jazz rhythms, chimes and gongs. He once described it as a fusion of Asian, South Pacific, American jazz, Latin American and classical styles.

A Gentle Introduction to Plaid

Saturday Mayhem 20 from 11:PM to 3:AM
A Gentle Introduction to Plaid
Presented by Mr. Goodwrench
Plaid was formed in 1990 by Ed Handley and Andy Turner. Over the years, in addition to their output with Black Dog, they have releases on Warp. GPR, ART, Clear, Likemind and other labels under many aliases. This special will be a Whitman Sampler of their catalog with some remixes and live moments for dessert (the Tura filling or the Balil? Decisions, decisions).

Irritably Erratic: The Kranky Special

Sunday Mayhem 21 from 3:PM to 9:PM
Irritably Erratic: The Kranky Special
Presented by Guy Montag
During the spring of 1993 Chicago natives Joel Leoschke and Bruce Adams realized their vision of starting their own record label, Kranky. Since then they've released numerous recordings by artists both unconventionally intriguing and uniquely outstanding. Spanning various music genres, Kranky delivered the likes of Labradford, Growing, Windy & Carl, The Stars of the Lid and many more. Bizarre folk, indie rock, ambient, post-rock, and everything inspired. Live sets at 5:PM and 7:PM from Gregg Kowalsky & Charalambides? Tom Carter

A Night and Day of the Sun

Monday Mayhem 22 from midnite to midnite
A Night and Day of the Sun
Presented by Spliff Skankin, Nancy Reagan and Hawkeye
Annual Celebration of all things Sun Ra. 24 hour special of the music and poetry of Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Interviews, live and rare recordings, philosophy, art, fashion, etc.

Riddims of Jamaica Pt. 4

Tuesday Mayhem 23 from 2:PM to 6:PM
Riddims of Jamaica Pt. 4
Presented by Mr. Lucky
Covers of American songs Jamaica style!

Mayhem Unbedtime Story #4

Wednesday Mayhem 24 at 7:20:AM
Ann Arbor and co-conspirator Alison Chaiken bring you the Unbedtime Story for the month of Mayhem featuring WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry written by NY Times technology writer John Markoff. Each excerpt will be followed by interviews with key people in the book. Learn the inside story of how the '60's counterculture influenced the development of the personal computer.

Skiffle: Gateway to British Pop

Wednesday Mayhem 24 from 7:PM to 10:PM
Skiffle: Gateway to British Pop
Presented by Art Crimes/John Goldfarb
Get your tea chest bass ready...If you check the biographies of various British Invasion bands from the 60s, you?ll see that they may have been a ?skiffle? band in their infancy. Why was skiffle such a craze in the UK? And where did skiffle come from?

What They Don't Know: The Life & Music of Kirsty MacColl

Thursday May 25 from 6:PM to 10:PM
What They Don't Know: The Life & Music of Kirsty MacColl
Presented by Zero Gravity
Most people only know her as Shane MacGowan's foul-mouthed foil on the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York," but Kirsty MacColl gained a reputation among peers, critics and ardent fans as Great Britain's finest female songwriter and singer, from her first single in 1979 up to her last album and untimely and tragic death in 2000. ?Zero Gravity surveys her life and career in a 4-hour Month of Mayhem special.

GPR Special

Friday Mayhem 26 from 10:PM to 2:AM
GPR Special
Presented by Mr. Goodwrench
GPR records was the brainchild of Wayne Archbold, who was inspired by the explosion of Detroit Techno in England to start his own forward- looking label in 1991. He kicked off the label by signing artists like the then-unknown Black Dog, Luke Slater, and Beaumont Hannant, and never looked back. This special will be sampling nearly 10 years of releases from a ground breaking (and sorely missed) electronic music label.

Super Soul Showdown

Saturday Mayhem 27 from 1:PM to 3:PM
Super Soul Showdown
Presented by Trinity and Art Crimes
It?s a Battle Royale to the Funky Finish ! Hear the shouts, screams, squeals, and moans as the Kings and Queens of Soul testify. Trinity coaches the Ladies team, while Art Crimes drapes those capes over the guys? shoulders. HAVE MERCY!

All Roads Lead To Wisconsin - The Utech Records Special

Saturday Mayhem 27 from 6:PM to midnite
All Roads Lead To Wisconsin - The Utech Records Special
Presented by Max Level
Utech Records, based in Milwaukee, WI, is a small label specializing in artful, limited-edition CD releases by musicians from around the globe, in a wide variety of styles that the adventurous listener will appreciate. Jazz groups, electronics, acoustic guitar, noise, and more... Join us for a six-hour investigation of the label's current catalog and some of their releases from the past. On the agenda: interviews, giveaways, and no shortage of amazing music.

Kuntmaster

Monday Mayhem 29 from 7:PM to 10:PM
Virgin Ghost: The Magic is Kuntmaster Special
Presented by Guy Montag
Camilla Ha, a stunning visual & music performance artist, is the masterful enchanter behind Magic is Kuntmaster. She is a most wickedly alluring sorceress, conjuring the creepy whispers of inarticulate voices and pulsing static discharges of experimental evil. Guy Montag cautiously slips under the veil to reveal the mystery behind Magic is Kuntmaster using music, giveaways, and interviews with Camilla Ha.

Musical Chairs at Wally Heider's in San Francisco

Tuesday Mayhem 30 from 7:PM to 10:PM
Musical Chairs at Wally Heider's in San Francisco
Presented by Art Crimes
Wally Heider's San Francisco Studios was the all-hours place to hang for San Francisco-based acts like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver, and Santana, as well most members of CSNY. We'll hear music recorded at Wally Heider's, including the hits and mysterious scraps from the studio floor.

Mayhem Unbedtime Story #5

Wednesday Mayhem 31 at 7:20:AM
Ann Arbor and co-conspirator Alison Chaiken bring you the Unbedtime Story for the month of Mayhem featuring WHAT THE DORMOUSE SAID: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry written by NY Times technology writer John Markoff. Each excerpt will be followed by interviews with key people in the book. Learn the inside story of how the '60's counterculture influenced the development of the personal computer.

   

 

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