Ep015: Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider, U.S. Maple)

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We talk to Todd Rittmann about hats, inspiration and perspiration and Jim Belushi books. Academic deconstruction and more!

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)

00:04:26 Motherfucker – Dot Dot Dot
00:07:19 Minutes – Raise Our Fists Up

00:09:27 Returning pets, getting old, etc.

00:17:02 New China – Bad Teacher
00:19:00: Dead Rider – Blank S(c)reen

00:24:17 Dead Rider tour dates announce, why Conan doesn’t like Spotify or use it.
Being friends with the idea of Conan.

00:31:02 US Maple – Letter To ZZ Top
00:34:06 Todd Rittmann of Dead Rider and U.S. Maple on the air, in a van… on the way to Houston Having Thymme Jones in the band, what is Dead Rider listening to on tour, The possibility of a U.S. Maple reunion, academic deconstructions or not, etc. Conan’s “Jim Belushi book story”

01:07:26 Dead Rider – The Walk Slow
01:10:13 Dead Rider – Of One Thousand

01:13:19 Sound Opinions sucks, there’s a new Morrisey album, Conan needs to be more inappropriate, some coffee talk with Real Time Drop
01:20:03 The Bismarck – Fake Tits, Real Assholes
01:22:30 The Austerity Program – Song 31
01:24:57 Commentary tracks on commercials “What song should Ryan Christopher Parks of B. Hamilton cover – finalist round”

01:52:01: by Shellac – The End of Radio (closing theme)

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Ep014: Andrew “Falco” Falkous returns (Future of the Left, mclusky, christian fitness)

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The enigmatic and quick witted Andrew “Falco” Falkous returns to Protonic Reversal. DJ Real Time Drop returns and we introduce DJ Dano Distortion. Listen to the best radio show that speaks of shadow analysts, trash talks metallica, speaks of Carthage and cats, wards off wolves with acoustic guitars and gets to the bottom of exactly how rotten of a human being Piers Morgan is.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening theme)
00:04:14 the Paver – Trust
00:08:11 mclusky – She Will Only Bring You Happiness

00:11:48 Welcome back “DJ Real Time Drop”, the reverse Lemmy and the illusion of choice

00:14:45 christian fitness – teeth
00:18:04 Future of the Left – Singing of the Bone Saws

00:22:44 introducing Dano Distortion, “Conan you have a lot going on right now”

00:25:43 christian fitness – carthage must be destroyed
00:28:21 mclusky – alan is a cowboy killer

00:32:20 Andrew Falkous “Falco” of Future of the Left /mclusky/ christian fitness
releasing records on a friday evening, the royal we, from Tremendous Fence to christian fitness… what is in a name? why all lowercase letters and the lowercase affectation? Intercapping and fonts. Metallica trash talk, Some Kind of Monster as Waiting for Godot, keyboards and Metallica fans “thundering warm paste load of shit.”. Fiction vs. Fact, bottle feeding kittens. On Carthage and the winner’s version of history…

00:51:01 christian fitness – christian fitness

00:53:47 Back with Andrew “Falco” Falkous.
Carthage/Cardiff, Going beyond the “baby, baby, baby let me touch you in your bathing suit area” level of lyricism, Aggressive lectures and revenge fists, erudite subjects and literacy with music, pretentious allusions, mclusky’s revisionist history, the unnatural life of touring, warding off Danzig and wolves with acoustic guitars, the Danzig punch’s anniversary… how about Piers Morgan? You can’t pick your allies. Best US Cities for mclusky/FoTl, mclusky gear theft ($25K worth of equipment) the day G.W.Bush is re-elected.
Hello to Jeff Moody, Doing what you do… harsh invectives and brutal truths with Falco. christian fitness live? Not touring because of lack of money, being in a proper band and what that means. Welsh trains, more about cats, Shadow Analysts… per actor? per movie? per shadow?

01:22:21 Future of the Left – Small Bones, Small Bodies
01:24:40 christian fitness – i’m scared of everything that isn’t me

01:26:27 awkward on the radio, real time drop ends up with three jobs, the job wizard (the metaphorical one, not the literal one)

01:30:38 Call from Joe “Coolhand” Mcclune of the band Roland
Playing with Vulgar Trade and the Mass… The Mass: “The Sound of a jazz band falling down the stairs”. Roland no slouch or slouch hat, Chad Allen’s pedigree, promo for a show that has already happened, rock show food talk, the delicate art of making people happy

01:40:06 Roland – Is This Tyrese Gibson?

01:46:10 Children in adult situations (Stand by Me), explaining human feces on the sidewalk to children, getting your child PUMPED UP. (Survivor recap). Rock references, saying “God” a lot for a humanist, colloquialism, “Whatever happened to Survivor?”

01:51:32 Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep013: Patrick Walsh (Risk/Reward, Live From the Barrage), Shehzaad Jiwani (Greys)

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Conan speaks to Patrick Walsh of Risk/Reward and Live from the Barrage about self titled records, being from Queens, *NOT* Brooklyn, and developing naturally. Talk ensues about sounding natural on the radio and why they would do an internet radio show on Friday nights. Later in the show there is a call in from Shehzaad of Toronto band Greys who checks in on tour, and shockingly does not mention hockey or Tim Hortons, All this plus more suggestions for: “What song should Ryan Christopher Parks be forced to cover?” and SO. MUCH. MORE.

00:00:01 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:37 Nonagon – Hydronauts
00:07:41 Hurry Up Shotgun – Girl From CA

00:13:00 Conan mispronounces Varistor, Austerity Program frequently mistaken as “angry white dude clanking about… yelling”

00:15:26 Austerity Program – Song 37
00:21:19 DEVO – Blockhead

00:24:15 Controlled Burn Records bit, 1/4″ tape reels available for that Austerity Program, Mission Bingo dog walker. Conan is tired.

00:28:01 Risk/Reward – Keep Your Mouth Closed
00:31:18 Risk/Reward – Breakin’ Hearts

00:35:00 Interview with Patrick Walsh, two self titled records, huh?, record art, Varistor pronounciation correction, band mergers and being from Queens, Conan flails about with a dumb question, devloping naturally, recording with Steve Albini being “just a rock band” and the mild irritants of bands “from Brooklyn”.

conan flails with timezones

the organic joining of Patrick to the show Live From the Barrage, hanging back and not “going for it” as much. Chemistry in radio, What sounds terrible and turns out great. Being natural.
Pens of Japanese tourists, doing a radio show on friday nights

01:03:16 Varistor – Bass
01:05:55 Risk/Reward – Killer

01:08:47 Neutron and Gritzy show roundup, “what song should Conan make Ryan Christopher Parks cover?” returns. Foghat,

Suggestion: Foghat – Slowride

01:12:42 B. Hamilton – EVerything I Own is Broken
01:17:09 “what song should Conan make Ryan Christopher Parks cover?”, suggestion recap. The Scatman John hole. Foghat – Slow Ride

01:22:54 Elmo Huth call, song suggestion:
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

01:27:31 Greys – Use Your Delusion

01:30:34 Call from Shehzaad from Greys, the Toronto scene “practice Wife”, touring, playing with REPTOID (meeting at Survival Knife), sf show promo, other tour dates.

01:41:39 Practice Wife – Chain of Command
01:46:14 Roomrunner – May

01:48:48 DJ Real Time Drop returning on 07/17/2014, training Dan Kashkooli

01:52:00 Shellac – End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep012: The Neutron and Gritzy Show: The Final Solution of Fun!

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Neutron and Gritzy! 2/3 of You Can’t Stop The Signal head into the Radio Valencia studio in THE METAL ASYLUM’S SLOT and proceed to play a bunch of… not metal. It’s the FINAL SOLUTION OF FUN!

00:00:00 Minutes – Raise Our Fists Up (Neutron and Gritzy Show Theme)

The Final Solution of Fun!

00:03:42 Deathfix – Better Than Bad
00:08:05 Bonnie & the Bang Bang – Car Crash

00:12:24 on aruging on the internet about Tom Waits instead of taking a shower…Slouch Hats

00:15:40 Dead Rider – Of One Thousand
00:18:35 B. Hamilton – Stupid As the Sun

00:23:27 (the annoying sound stops), Protonic Reversal Dead Rider… TV on the Radio Shreds,

creating the impression that there are women around. Once and Future band

00:31:29 Call from Brenna Betts aka: DJ Real Time Drop. Catamarans, fickle metal fans and wet

blankets, Midyett rub, 4th of July crime spree, Burger Boogaloo and some art show. “working

every day ever for the last few weeks”, real time drops over DJ Real Time Drop

00:43:07 Once and Future Band – Brain
00:51:49 Love – Always See Your Face

00:55:06 Internal thought process on the inside of radio, “What song should Ryan Christopher

Parks cover?”

Tony! Tone! Toni! – If I had No Loot
Scatman John – Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)
Mike and the Mechanics – the Living Years

01:08:00 Melvins – Civilized Worm
01:13:44 Federation X – So Tired

01:18:07 Morris Day, throwing the question to the audience, rubbins’ and food pics, food pics

with music gear.

Genesis – I can’t Dance

01:25:47 Call from Carlin Reed, eating fried chicken in a pool and shooting off fireworks at

the SAME TIME

Accept – Up To the Limit

Jawbox – Cornflake Girl

Bee-bop-bop-A-O-L, more Dead Rider talk.

01:35:27 Sleater-Kinney – Get Up
01:39:07 Motherfucker – Dot Dot Dot
01:41:56 Helms Alee – Shhmna

01:45:29 the roar of Ben Verellen, Old yeller, Dot Dot Dot = radar love?!, Deliverance
Billy squier – the Stroke
Loverboy – Loving Every Minute of It

Stroked out to the Stroke.
William S. Squier Esq.

Billy Squier – My Kind of Lover
Backsellin’ and backfillin’

01:54:50 Happy Fangs – That Activity
01:58:51 Billy Bragg – Accident Waiting To Happen

Ep011: Erica Strout (Motherfucker), Ryan Werner (Passenger Side Books/The Internet)

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Back in the Radio Valencia studios! Erica Strout from Motherfucker, Ryan Werner of… many things, calls from Austin Pitts and Chris Casuga, music for days, all this and the kind of A+++ music you have come to expect from Protonic Reversal.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:04:43 Gang of Four – Natural’s Not In It
00:07:52 Federation X – Anna Mist

00:11:27 Protonic Reversal is back in the Radio Valencia studios. Mission bingo, Dead Rider walkup.

00:13:58 Dead Rider – Weaves
00:16:13 Minutes – Float and Breathe
00:19:01 The Cell Phones – Get You Alone

00:21:54 more Minutes, less Mollie Hatchet
00:25:18 Mike Noto Conan Neutron origin story/station ID

00:27:25 Call from Austin Pitts from Hurry Up Shotgun, fall in Wuv once again.

00:31:19 Call from Erica Stroutocaster from Athens band Motherfucker. Broken amps that become less less broken, bringing MF’er west, origin story of one of the most unfriendly names to radio ever, touring and Eureka, CA, having two members named Eric(k)a living in Athens

00:50:02 Motherfucker – Taw Kwon Do

00:57:14 Conan will bring Motherfucker to the West Coast, Oh yes!

00:58:21 Call from Chris Casuga of Feeling Gravity’s Pull, band life cycles and “hitting the wall”, Neutron gives some band advice, FGP drummer joins Kind of Like Spitting, last shows and band closure

01:10:45 Feeling Gravity’s Pull – Stress Test

01:14:45 Where is Dj Real time drop? promo for the Neutron and Gritzy one off show, Ryan Werner walkup.

01:17:28 The Bismarck – 0.079
01:22:20 The Gary – Fair Weatherer

01:25:06 Talk up

01:27:37 Tilts – Touchdowns

01:31:00 Phone call with Ryan Werner of Passenger Side Books, Young Indian, Legal Fingers and more, on the heartbreak of the indie book tour, Billy Bisig, schlubes, on drinking (and not drinking), writing, Basing things based on appearances. Presentation vs. content, What Would Ike do? Coaxial Flutter , “Handsome Dave Two Pillow story”

01:50:58 Young Indian – I Don’t Understand Why You Have Two and I Have Two
Shellac – The End of Radio
01:56:00 Shellac – End of Radio (closing theme)