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Month of Mayhem 2012
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Mayhem 1

----8am----
Give Me All the Bacon & Eggs You Have


----2pm----
Legal Counsel


----10pm----
Touch and Go

Mayhem 2

----2am----
Pleasures of the Damned


----10pm----
Doing it to Death

Mayhem 3

---Midnight---
Doing it to Death continued

Mayhem 4

----6am----
Zeuhl Assault


----10pm----
Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 1

Mayhem 5

----Noon----
Embrace the Vague


----3pm----
King's Eye on the Elvi


----8pm----
Michael Davis

Mayhem 6

----9am----
Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 1

[more info]

----Noon----
Fiesta Patronales


----10pm----
The Worldly Psych

Mayhem 7

----10am----
George Jones


----2pm----
Mum's the word


----7pm----
Pow! Magazine Anthology, Part 3

[more info]

----10pm----
Sick Sick Sick - Noise from the High Desert

Mayhem 8

----2pm----
Love Earth Music


----6pm----
Brother from Another Planet: The Johnny Otis Story


----10pm----
Mike Kelley

Mayhem 9

----7pm----
Empty Pleasures and Desperate Measures

Mayhem 10

----6am----
Musical Innovations

Mayhem 11

----10am----
Special Edition of the Jazz Collective with Guest Patty Waters


----10pm----
Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 2

Mayhem 12

----Noon----
Bay Area masters of the "lap piano"


----3pm----
Don't Just Dream It, Scream It!: The Dion McGregor Special


----7pm----
Sax on the Beach

Mayhem 13

----9am----
Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 2

[more info]

----Noon----
Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death


----10pm----
Arithmetic Lessons

Mayhem 14

----10am----
The Monday Beatdown


----6pm----
Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death

Mayhem 15

----8am----
Summertime time time


----Noon----
Back and Forth


----6pm----
You Talkin' to Me? Spoken Interludes in American Popular Music

Mayhem 16

----8am----
CHRIS JOSS: Bombay By Bus and All After


----2pm----
Jewelled Antler Collective

Mayhem 17

----7pm----
Futurist Music and the First 100 Years of Noise

Mayhem 18

----10am----
Time for more Vitamin B-3


----10pm----
From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 1

[more info]

Mayhem 19

----Noon----
DJ Female Convict Scorpion


----3pm----
Touchy Me Here!: The Luie Luie Special


----6pm----
Music from the Bay Area Improviser's Network

Mayhem 20

----9am----
Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 3

[more info]

----10pm----
Buried Alive Under Six feet of Sludge

Mayhem 21

----10am----
Hank Williams


----4pm----
Isolated Wax

Mayhem 22

---Midnight---
Space Is The Place

Mayhem 23

----8am----
TONY ALLEN: On Beyond Fela


----2pm----
Get it on with MC Mabon from A_Zed!


----7pm----
With Malice Aforethought, Part 2

Mayhem 24

----7am----
Lord of the Dance


----10am----
2012 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special

Mayhem 25

----6pm----
The OTHER Boris Karlov: An Accordion Legend


----10pm----
From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 2

[more info]

Mayhem 26

----6pm----
120'00"


----8pm----
Powerpearls!

Mayhem 27

---Midnight---
Day of the Dead

Mayhem 28

----2am----
24 HOURS of FELA KUTI

Mayhem 29

----2pm----
Catch the Weasel!

Mayhem 30

----10am----
A Face Made For Radio


----2pm----
Why I Love Welsh Music

Mayhem 31

----7am----
Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me: A Tribute to Tiny Tim


----10am----
It's... Owl Stretching Time: The Music of Monty Python

June 1

----10am----
Rova Saxophone Quartet


----10pm----
A Dutch Treat

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Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

Give Me All the Bacon & Eggs You Have

Tuesday Mayhem 1 8:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Cadillac Margarita

A simple homage to the most basic of breakfast foods.

Legal Counsel

Tuesday Mayhem 1 2:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by abacus finch

To commemorate the legacy and significance of Labor Day we'll explore the history of radical politics and corresponding schools of thought in past and current political climates. Topics include historical movements from the IWW and Spanish Revolution to the Occupy phenomenon and hear speeches, lectures and interviews from radical thinkers like Simon Critchley, Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Zizek and more.

Touch and Go

Tuesday Mayhem 1 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Surfer Rosa

An exploration of the massive amalgamation of artists signed onto the Touch and Go record label, founded in Lasing Michigan 1979. Arists include everything from Don Caballero, to the Butthole Surfers, the Ex and so much more.

Pleasures of the Damned

Wednesday Mayhem 2 2:AM to 6:AM
Hosted by Will Dennison and Mike Ryko

4 hours of poetry and prose from everyone's favorite dirty old man, Charles Bukowski. Readings by hosts Will Dennison and Mike Ryko along with some archival recordings of the dog himself.

Doing it to Death

Wednesday Mayhem 2 starting at 10:PM until Friday, Mayhem 4 at 2:AM
Hosted by Spliff Skankin', eveningly infinitely wipes, Kevin O'Dante and others

A 28-hour birthday tribute to James Brown and his music. Live recordings, rare tracks, artist interviews and profiles including the Famous Flames, the JB's, Maceo, Fred Westley, Bootsy Collins, Lyn Collins and all of James Brown's funky people. A 28 hour new new super heavy funk party and dance contest.

Doing it to Death continued

Thursday Mayhem 3 all day
Hosted by Spliff Skankin', eveningly infinitely wipes, Kevin O'Dante and others

Zeuhl Assault

Friday Mayhem 4 6:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Laethaka

Eight hours of extreme prog featuring Magma, One Shot, Jannick Top, Univeria Zekt, Utopic Sporadic Orchestra, Offering, both Vanders' eponyms, Ruins, Weidorje, Eskaton, Dun, Coltrane, and much much more.

Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 1

Friday Mayhem 4 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

This special will chronicle the musical output of electronic producer Dan Curtin, whose Cleveland-based label Metamorphic gained world-wide attention in the early '90s resulting in outstanding releases on Sublime, Peacefrog and many others.

Embrace the Vague

Saturday Mayhem 5 Noon to 3:PM
Hosted by Max Level

A three hour super-ultra-mega-mix of sounds released on the enigmatic Dolor Del Estamago label.

King's Eye on the Elvi

Saturday Mayhem 5 3:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by Curtis Kimby

Curled Lips, Swingin' Hips & Trips into Disgraceland... Uh, huh... Huh?

Michael Davis

Saturday Mayhem 5 8:PM to Midnight
Hosted by Nancy Reagan

Michael Davis (1943 - 2012) was the bass player in the MC5, and Destroy All Monsters. In the late 1970s while he was a member of Destroy all Monsters, he was a guest DJ on sister station WCBN-FM in Ann Arbor Michigan. Nancy Reagan will host a special rebroadcast of that radio show.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 1

Sunday Mayhem 6 9:AM to 12:PM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Roland Blunt and others

To commemorate the late KFJC DJ JACK DIAMOND, we will play selections from the new Jack Diamond library and play excerpts from his radio show.

[ more information ]

Fiesta Patronales

Sunday Mayhem 6 12:PM to 3:PM
Hosted by eveningly infinitely wipes

Understanding the Local, National, Religious, Cultural, and Historical Significance of La Virgen de Guadalupe. Readings will be presented illuminating the subject, and a guide to the literature will be given, followed with updates to the website, aiming to create a definitive page devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The Worldly Psych

Sunday Mayhem 6 10:PM to 12:AM
Hosted by Surfer Rosa

Indulging in garage-punk and psychedelia of the 60s and 70s from all around the world. Featuring bands from France, Hungary, Japan, Pakistan, Mexico, Zambia and so much more.

George Jones

Monday Mayhem 7 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Born in 1931, George Jones had his first hit record in 1954, and he is still touring and recording today. Tune in for 4 hours of George, the greatest voice ever to sing country music.

Mum's the word

Monday Mayhem 7 2:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by Ms.Tiza

Will Sprott, of the Mumlers, joins Ms.Tiza to perform a live set and spin a few of his own records on Groove Therapy.

Pow! Magazine Anthology, Part 3

Monday Mayhem 7 7:PM to 10:PM
Hosted by Dennis Gonzales & Pete Dixon

Pow! Magazine was a 1980's amateur 'zine that covered the local college radio and indie music scene of San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland, California. Pow! Magazine, self-produced by Dennis Gonzales for three years, was distributed by record stores throughout California and the East Coast. The magazine was comprised of musicians, artists and volunteers interviewing bands, DJs and club owners. Last Mayhem featured two 4-hour shows highlighting interviews and music from the college bands of the era. The third and final installment will feature the Psychedelic Underground music of LA and beyond in the late 80's with unpublished tape interviews & reviews such as The Morlocks, The Fuzztones, The Pandoras, The Tell-Tale Hearts, Thee Forgiven and many more.

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Sick Sick Sick - Noise from the High Desert

Monday Mayhem 7 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Muad'Dib and Number 6

Sick Sick Sick Records is the label for the work by American composer Raven Chacon and related artists. Raven is a pillar of the burgeoning Albuquerque noise community as well as a prolific noise musician in his own right. This special will explore the releases of the Sick Sick Sick label and examine some of the history of Albuquerque noise.

Love Earth Music

Tuesday Mayhem 8 2:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by abacus finch

Unlock your subconscious with mind-bending sonic deterioration complements of grit and grime noise label Love Earth Music. Possible interviews from feral canine Steve Davis and other degenerates.

Brother from Another Planet: The Johnny Otis Story

Tuesday Mayhem 8 6:PM to 10:PM
Hosted by Art Crimes and John Goldfarb

Johnny Otis came from the most unlikely background imaginable for a person who would end up defining much of the character of black rhythm and blues during the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s. Born in Vallejo, California in 1921, this son of Greek immigrants proved to have a golden touch, writing, producing, and/or playing for Little Esther Phillips, Johnny Ace, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Johnny Guitar Watson, and countless others, as well as releasing a few hits under his own name (most notably, "Willie and the Hand Jive"). And if that wasn't enough, he found time to be a farmer, a politician, a pastor, and a DJ. We'll hear the evidence to support Johnny Otis' desire to be black by choice, if not by birth. Johnny passed away in January of this year. Johnny's son Shuggie will also be featured as we hear his own recordings and session work.

Mike Kelley

Tuesday Mayhem 8 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan

An important figure in the art world, Mike Kelley was a founding member of Destroy All Monsters and The Poetics. We will look at his musical contributions.

Empty Pleasures and Desperate Measures

Wednesday Mayhem 9 7:PM to 10:PM
Hosted by Dianthus

A tribute to San Francisco artist Frank Kozik and Man's Ruin Records.

Musical Innovations

Thursday Mayhem 10 6:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Pax Humana

Selections will be played from among the great offerings KFJC has from the Innova/American Composers label.

Special Edition of the Jazz Collective with Guest Patty Waters

Friday Mayhem 11 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Cynthia Lombard and Patty Waters

Jazz legend Patty Waters will join KFJC DJ Cynthia Lombard as a guest DJ on a special edition of KFJC's jazz program "The Jazz Collective." Patty Waters will share some of her favorite musicians and jazz records and will talk with Cynthia Lombard about her fascinating music career. Renowned for her groundbreaking vocal style on records like her 1965 debut Patty Waters Sings, Waters has had a wide-ranging influence on experimental music as well, inspiring avant artists across a range of genres.

Planetary Sounds from Cleveland-The Music of Dan Curtin Part 2

Friday Mayhem 11 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

This special will chronicle the musical output of electronic producer Dan Curtin, whose Cleveland ?based label Metamorphic gained world-wide attention in the early 90's resulting in outstanding releases on Sublime, Peacefrog and many others.

Bay Area masters of the "lap piano"

Saturday Mayhem 12 12:PM to 3:PM
Hosted by Page of Wands
Long before the electronic age when not every home could afford a piano, many COULD afford a guitar, which was sometimes called "the lap piano." Hear local masters play jazz on theirs ("Oh, Baby, Baby Baby...").

Don't Just Dream It, Scream It!: The Dion McGregor Special

Saturday Mayhem 12 3:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by Curtis Kimby

You think YOU talk in your sleep? Pack your pillow, pull on your PJ's and pop over to Dion McGregor's pad for a hysterically deranged dip into dreamland.

Sax on the Beach

Saturday Mayhem 12 7:PM to 9:PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Fans usually think of the guitar as the dominant instrument in Surf Music, but in the early days the saxophone shared the limelight. We'll take a trip back to the 1960's and also explore how the sax continues to ride the waves of Reverb.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 2

Sunday Mayhem 13 9:AM to 12:PM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Roland Blunt and others

To commemorate the late KFJC DJ JACK DIAMOND, we will play selections from the new Jack Diamond library and play excerpts from his radio show.

[ more information ]

Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death

Sunday Mayhem 13 12:PM to 7:PM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Uncle Al, Max Level, Kevin O'Dante and others

Playing the best of the Firesign Theater albums and excerpts from the radio show.

Arithmetic Lessons

Sunday Mayhem 13 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Surfer Rosa and abacus finch

4 hours of mathematical inconsistencies, rhythmic asymmetries, and structural unpredictability. Anything but four (well maybe a little bit).

The Monday Beatdown

Monday Mayhem 14 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Japanic

The plan for this Mayhem special is to recreate an episode of the legendary Hip-Hop radio show "The Monday Beatdown" - which was hosted by Spiderman and aired on KFJC Mondays, 10am - 2pm (ca. '95-00). During its time, The Monday Beatdown (and Spiderman) garnered much respect and a dedicated following - both in the Hip-Hop Community & the Independent Music Community in general. The Monday Beatdown was definitely a unique listening experience. For those that tuned in, they definitely got their fix of Hardcore Underground Hip-Hop, but it wasn't uncommon to hear the likes of Voivod dropped in a set with Non Phixion, Third Sight & El Stew or Godstomper in the mix with Pharaohs of Funk, Organized Confusion & The Derelicts. So, tune-in for some rough & rugged sounds, along with a few surprises, that will make this special reminiscent of a classic Beatdown episode.

Give Me Immortality Or Give Me Death

Monday Mayhem 14 6:PM to Midnight
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Uncle Al, Max Level, Kevin O'Dante and others

Playing the best of the Firesign Theater albums and excerpts from the radio show.

Summertime time time

Tuesday Mayhem 15 8:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Surfer Rosa.

Two hours of songs about the summertime to help you ease into summer and bathe in the sunshine.

Back and Forth

Tuesday Mayhem 15 12:PM to 4:PM
Hosted by Mickey Slim and abacus finch

An amalgamation of Slim's blues and Abacus' sounds into a cut-and-paste four hour long segment (taken from two hours of each of the DJs shows). Expect Mississippi Delta Skronk, Post-War Chicago Noise, Experimental Hokum Improv, Rhythm and Thrash, and Death Metal Zydeco, Minimalist Harmonica Jams, Acid Boogie, and Freegrass.

You Talkin' to Me? Spoken Interludes in American Popular Music

Tuesday Mayhem 15 6:PM to 8:PM
Hosted by Art Crimes

Nothing seals the deal in a pop song better than to hear the voice of the singer as he or she stops for a moment and launches into a monologue that conveys the true dimensions of their misery, as they open to that good friend... the one who's always there when it counts. (That's you, dear listener.) We'll hear some of the saddest (and jaw-droppingly ridiculous) recitations ever, sampling from a smorgasboard of genres: country, soul, blues, and the saddest of all... disco.

CHRIS JOSS: Bombay By Bus and All After

Wednesday Mayhem 16 8:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor

Originally from France, Christophe Josse, now known as Chris Joss, lives, produces and plays music in the U.K. In addition to his own releases, his work has been featured in movies, movie trailers, commercials, media software, games and compilation albums. Ann Arbor first heard "Bombay by Bus" when it was released in 1999 and has been following Chris Joss' work ever since. Join Ann as she interviews Chris Joss and showcases his music.

Jewelled Antler Collective

Wednesday Mayhem 16 2:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by abacus finch

A complete immersion into the earthly tones emanating from artists associated with the mythological Jewelled Antler Collective that emerged out of the San Francisco area in 1999.

Futurist Music and the First 100 Years of Noise

Thursday Mayhem 17 7:PM to 10:PM
Hosted by Pete Dixon and Anoush Ella

Futurism besieged the Italian cultural scene of the early twentieth century, advancing on a number of artistic fronts from literature to gastronomy. The movement launched scores of manifestos, including an initial treatise on music by composer Francesco Balilla Pratella in 1910. It was the painter Luigi Russolo, however, who turned his mind to sound with "The Art of Noises" (1913) and created a new Futurist music. With his uniquely engineered 'intonarumori' (noise-makers), Russolo brought the sound of noise into composition and performance. A subject of recent research publications, this special will trace Russolo's influence from Europe of a century ago to the noise heard around the world today.

Time for more Vitamin B-3

Friday Mayhem 18 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

In Mayhem of 2009, Cousin Mary did a special show called "Get your vitamin B-3" featuring all jazz and blues organ as played on the Hammond B-3. It's time to get back to some fundamental funk nutrition!

From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 1

Friday Mayhem 18 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

In the 90's the 100% Pure Label, based in Amsterdam was a standard-bearer for quality Dutch Techno. They sadly ceased operations after 1998, but sprang to life again in 2004. This special will look at the prolific output of this label since that time, including releases from Shindoe, 2000 and One, DJ Madskillz, and others.

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DJ Female Convict Scorpion

Saturday Mayhem 19 12:PM to 3:PM
Hosted by Thom Ankhs

DJ Female Convict Scorpion live in the pit.

Touchy Me Here!: The Luie Luie Special

Saturday Mayhem 19 3:PM to 5:PM
Hosted by Curtis Kimby

It is very important to get together and touch! Luie Luie is the one man band providing the far out soundtrack for fun physical contact!

Music from the Bay Area Improviser's Network

Saturday Mayhem 19 6:PM to 9:PM
Hosted by Page of Wands

Musicians committing extreme improvisation. An artistic collective with a connection to the Free Jazz movement.

Return to the HOUSE OF GAMES, Part 3

Sunday Mayhem 20 9:AM to 12:PM
Hosted by Nancy Reagan, Roland Blunt and others

To commemorate the late KFJC DJ JACK DIAMOND, we will play selections from the new Jack Diamond library and play excerpts from his radio show.

[ more information ]

Buried Alive Under Six feet of Sludge

Sunday Mayhem 20 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Surfer Rosa

Four painful hours of Doom and Sludge, exploring the genre in its many incarnations and applications. We will also dabble into closely related sub and sub sub genres. Music will be arranged in order of its historical and timely appearance on the sonic timeline, that is, by year. So do your neck stretches and take out your filthy black trenchcoat.

Hank Williams

Monday Mayhem 21 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Sally Goodin

Despite his short life, Hank Williams has had a major influence on country music. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists, in pop, blues, soul, jazz, cajun, gospel and rock styles. Join Sally Goodin for a program of his songs, sung by Hank and others.

Isolated Wax

Monday Mayhem 21 4:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by Mstiza

Mstiza draws the Isolated Wax crew out of reclusion. This local hip hop label, though young, is headed by South Bay Area heavyweights- Megabusive and Dave Dub. Tune in for interviews, new music, and more.

Space Is The Place

Tuesday Mayhem 22 starting Monday 10:PM to Wednesday 2:AM
Hosted by Spliff Skankin', Nancy Reagan, eveningly infinitely wipes, Jazz Collective and others

A 28 hour birthday tribute to Sun Ra and his Arkestra with live recordings, rare tracks, artist interviews and profiles, poetry, lectures, astrology and a fashion show. The full spectrum of the Sun Ra omniverse will be explored from doo-wop to space-pop.

TONY ALLEN: On Beyond Fela

Wednesday Mayhem 23 8:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Ann Arbor

Tony Oladipo Allen is best known as the music director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979. Fela once stated that, "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." Brian Eno called him "perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived." Ann Arbor will look at his work after 1979 when he left Fela's band and went out on his own.

Get it on with MC Mabon from A_Zed!

Wednesday Mayhem 23 2:PM to 7:PM
Hosted by Shark Starr I

Highlighting the career of the 'Serge Gainsbourg' of Wales! Playing all 9 albums plus singles, Radio Cymru sessions and his proto rap group Tystion.

With Malice Aforethought, Part 2

Wednesday Mayhem 23 7:PM to 10:PM
Hosted by Goodwrench and Greta Clue

There are covers that equal or better the original song. Then again, there are covers that butcher the original, sometimes with an extra twist of knife for good measure. There are also those covers (however earnest) that make you rear back and exclaim, "what the **** were they thinking?" At any rate, there was a special in 2008 offering up 7 hours of said covers. Sad to say, there's a lot of malice and misplaced zeal about in the world, and a lot of audio butchery yet to be revealed. Mark your calendars for three more hours of audio comeuppance, along with clueless individuals (sometimes it's a group thang) getting it hilariously wrong.

Lord of the Dance

Thursday Mayhem 24 7:AM to 8:AM
Hosted by Pax Humana

What do English songwriter Sydney Carter, Shiva, Jesus, and the Quaker song "Simple Gifts" have to do with "Lord of the Dance"? Tune in for this hour of a mini-lesson on this hymn made popular by Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley.

2012 Eurovision Song Mayhem Special

Thursday Mayhem 24 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Sir Cumference

A presentation of the various entries to this year's Eurovision Song Contest being held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Along the way, we'll be also hear some the past participants from the contest's 57 year history. We'll hear the good, the bad and cheesy pop songs from all over Europe.

The OTHER Boris Karlov: An Accordion Legend

Friday Mayhem 25 6:PM to 7:PM
Hosted by SAL9000 and Thee Opinataur

Boris Karlov was a legendary Bulgarian accordionist whose career began at a very young age. Exciting folk dances and melodies from the archives of the Bulgarian National Radio, Balkanton records and rare old 78's will be featured during this one-hour show.

From the Ashes-The Revival of 100% Pure Part 2

Friday Mayhem 25 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

In the 90's the 100% Pure Label, based in Amsterdam was a standard-bearer for quality Dutch Techno. They sadly ceased operations after 1998, but sprang to life again in 2004. This special will look at the prolific output of this label since that time, including releases from Shindoe, 2000 and One, DJ Madskillz, and others.

[ more information ]

120'00"

Saturday Mayhem 26 6:PM to 8:PM
Hosted by Cousin Mary

Tune in for two hours of exploration of John Cage's work. Exhilarating or maddening? You decide. Alex Ross in The New Yorker, October 4, 2010: "John Cage held that an artist can work as freely with sound as with paint: he changed what it meant to be a composer, and every kid manipulating music on a laptop is in his debt."

Powerpearls!

Saturday Mayhem 26 8:PM to 12:AM
Hosted by Zero Gravity

Back at the turn of the millennium, a mysterious series of blank-labeled LPs entitled Powerpearls started turning up in record stores. These albums compiled some of best and rarest singles worldwide from the golden age of power pop, 1978-1981. On Saturday, Mayhem 26, from 8pm until midnight, Zero Gravity will be playing the best from all ten volumes of this groundbreaking series.

Day of the Dead

Sunday Mayhem 27 12:AM to 2:AM Monday
Hosted by Goodwrench and others

"They're Dead, that's all".

24 HOURS of FELA KUTI

Monday Mayhem 28 2:AM to 2:AM Tuesday
Hosted by Ann Arbor w/ DJ Bobo Z and others

Fela Anikulapo Kuti saw no distinction between his art and his life. He drew from a lifetime of experiences both in his home country and abroad, as Western influences -- funk and Black Power -- merged with ancestral Yoruba traditions and music from Nigeria and Ghana. The eventual results were Afrobeat, and his development of a communal nation-state, the Kalakuta Republic. We'll look at Fela's development beginning with the transitional highlife-jazz of Koola Lobitos, and then add large doses of political activism and James Brown-style funk for his big bands Nigeria '70, Africa '70 and Egypt '80, often powered by his drummer of choice for 20 years, Tony Allen. We'll follow up with where Afrobeat has gone in the post-Fela era.

Catch the Weasel!

Tuesday Mayhem 29 2:PM to 6:PM
Hosted by abacus finch

For over 2 decades Weasel Walter has been a prolific figure in the underground/experimental music scene with projects ranging from the Flying Luttenbachers to various jazz ensembles and collaborations with the likes of Jim O'Rourke, Terrie Ex, Glenn Branca and Henry Kaiser. For four hours we will explore this massive output of musical creation and destruction. Abandon all preconceptions...

A Face Made For Radio

Wednesday Mayhem 30 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by J. Edward Dick

You may know these actors through late career roles on television, or as distinguished supporting players in the movies, but their resonant voices could bring stories to life on the radio, where they stood front and center as dramatic leads. Four hours of radio drama, and we're naming names.

Why I Love Welsh Music

Wednesday Mayhem 30 2:PM to 7:PM
Hosted by Shark Starr I

Cariad Cymru translates to Welsh Love! Playing all Welsh music from the sixties to present with emphasis on the Super Furry Animals!!!!

Tip Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me: A Tribute to Tiny Tim

Thursday Mayhem 31 7:AM to 10:AM
Hosted by Pax Humana

Did you ever stop to consider the wide vocal range of Tiny Tim? Probably not. Many view him as simply a laughable character, but this Mayhem special will examine his life as recorded in his music.

It's... Owl Stretching Time: The Music of Monty Python

Thursday Mayhem 31 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Sir Cumference

In October of 1969, five Brits and an American altered the comedy landscape with the premiere of Monty Python's Flying Circus - a sketch comedy show that even though it was influenced by the Goon Show and Spike Milligan's series "Q5", it was so different that even the show's first studio audience just didn't get it. What made John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam tick. Well, that's not what this special is about. Instead, we'll look at the music chosen from the various music libraries to accompany those zany sketches, punctuated those punchline free jokes and made those animations animated. It's... Owl Stretching Time: The Music of Monty Python's Flying Circus!

Rova Saxophone Quartet

Friday June 1 10:AM to 2:PM
Hosted by Goodwrench

Bay Area based Rova Saxophone Quartet has been a nucleus of creativity since 1977, with a host of albums under their own name, as well as many side projects. This special will attempt to untangle some of their prodigious output. Expect challenge.

A Dutch Treat

Friday June 1 10:PM to 2:AM
Hosted by Goodwrench

In the late 80's Dutch DJs and producers were very quick to latch on to the new house and techno sounds that had infiltrated across the Atlantic from the US and blown up big-time in the UK. Though many Dutch producers were very frank about acknowledging the roots of the music and its influence on their work, they very quickly put their own spin on the sound. This special will give a very brief glimpse at a very vibrant and varied scene, from old school acid house and techno sounds to some of the latest releases.

   

 

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