Ep026: Colin Frangos (The Loyalists, Hey Hey What doc – The Blind Shake/Michael Yonkers)

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09:00am Ozark Bowtie by Tilts from Tilts (opening theme)

09:04 amYou’re Not Sorry Enough by The Loyalists from First of the Mohicans

8:09am: Wise Mr. Owl by The Blind Shake/Michael Yonkers

8:09am: Go Go 78 by The Blind Shake

8:29am: Microminature Love by Michael Yonkers Band

8:43am: Cold Town by Michael Yonkers and the Blind Shake

8:53am: carbo hydro by Michael Yonkers and the Blind Shake from period

8:57am: I Myself by Michael Yonkers and the Blind Shake from period

9:22am: Garbage on Glue (live) by The Blind Shake

9:26am: starry eyes (live) by The Blind Shake

9:46am: Radon Detector by The Blind Shake

9:49am: Talk to Me by The Blind Shake

9:51am: End of Radio by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound (closing theme)

Ep025: Conan plays a bunch of music.

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For Protonic Reversal’s SILVER anniversary we observe it by, well… just playing a bunch of music really. Do you like music? Ok! you might like this episode then.

Ozark Bowtie by Tilts from Tilts

Dude Incredible by Shellac from Dude Incredible

8:15am: Birth In Reverse by St. Vincent from St. Vincent

8:18am: Letting Go by Torche from Harmonicraft

8:21am: Postal Blowfish by Torche from Harmonicraft

8:33am: Pig Fed Peg by Glose from The Very Best of Glose

8:34am: Honeydrizzle by Motherfucker from Tae Kwon Do

8:42am: You’re All Talk by Cheap Trick from In Color

8:47am: Laura and Marty by Screaming Females from Castle Talk

8:52am: I Saw You Shine by Flipper from Generic Flipper

8:59am: A History of Bad Men by Melvins from (a) Senile Animal

9:11am: Song 33 by Austerity Program from Beyond Calculation

9:18am: Until the Horror Goes by The Nighty Night from Demo

9:21am: Little Pieces by Hurry Up Shotgun from Hurry up Shotgun

9:24am: Smokestack by Kid Dakota from So Pretty

9:37am: Your Hair by Porch from Porch

9:40am: Reoccurring Kind by Poison Control Center from Stranger Ballet

9:48am: Old Lake by The Blind Shake from Breakfast of Failures

9:51am: I Have Literally Been in 1000 Fights by Minutes from Dirty Work ep

9:53am: The End of Radio (closing theme) by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound

Ep024: Minot (Matt Solberg, Shannon Corr, Ben Thorne)

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The mighty men of Minot drop by the Radio Valencia studios, and we talk to Matt, Shannon and Ben about samples and politics, their upcoming tour abroad in Europe, their brand new record and… 311?
Yeah, 311.
Check it out!

08:00am Ozark Bowtie by Tilts from Tilts

8:07am Raise Our Fists Up by Minutes from Roland
8:10am Allostatic Load by Minot from Equal/Opposite

Talking with Minot, being bicoastal, etc. Arriving at their “fully realized” voice. Samples and politics. Overt vs. covert.

8:35am: The Left Hand of Darkness by Minot from Equal/Opposite

writing songs in studio, Treefort, touring, etc. Mynoch/Mnot… North Dakota or Maine?

9:02am: White Castle Doctrine by Minot from Equal/Opposite
9:08am: Prescriptions by Future of the Left from Human Death

Call from Torrey Neutron, ripping the power out of the wall. Travelling, terrorism, being prepared to discuss foreign policy, the mylene sheath, axons. Any reason to use the word sheath.

09:30am Tharsis by Minot from Equal/Opposite

A surprising amount of talk about the band 311, Ben Thorne’s encyclopedic knowledge of band lineups. Scott Stapp Marlins song.

09:52am The End of Radio by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound

Ep023: Elliot Turton (Waxeater, None of the Above Podcast)

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PREMIERES and RAIN! Later Conan talks with Elliot Turton of Waxeater/None of the Above Podcast. The dangers of multiple open mics, running the Howard Stern West Coast feed. The Waxeater Sports Radio appearance/interview, not being spoon fed rock music. Joining Waxeater… cassettes, etc. From Low Frequencies to None of the Above, The background on the None of the Above crew, a regular schedule, hand cues and keeping order in a broadcast/podcast. Beer radio. On dying on a stage on tour, no… literally dying from electrocution. Missing the “27 club”. Baltimore record is a concept record about the Wire and lots more. Jam packed with good music… and a baffling on air tech support call from Conan’s dad.

8:00am: Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme) by Tilts from Tilts

Intro, rain, etc.

8:09am: It All Means Nothing by Screaming Females from Ugly
8:12am: Don’t Eat the Bag of Dicks Marked ‘Bob’ in the Breakroom Fridge by Split Pricks from Hang In there, Baby

Protonic Reversal: like being in a record store with a pushy friend.
Ello.co talk up, social networking (*YAWN*)

8:19am: Spent by Reverb Bomb from Cheaters
8:21am: Le Dragon by Lozen from Para Vida

“Be a part of the conversation”

8:28am: Riding Bikes by Shellac from Dude Incredible

Phone call by Torrey, Conan’s Dad… kind of a tech support call?
IT’S JUST RAIN!

8:38am: Sesame Street Meat by Melvins from Hold It In
8:41am: Psychopath by St. Vincent from St. Vincent

You are tech support forever once you work in technology.

8:49am: An Expose On Motherfuckers by Split Pricks from Hang In there, Baby
8:52am: Snot Rocket by Motherfucker from Tae Kwon Do

(see what he did there?)
DAY OF PREMIERES!

8:58am: That’s Protestant Whiskey by Waxeater from Baltimore Record
9:02am: The Bunk by Waxeater from Baltimore Record

Talk with Elliot Turton of Waxeater/None of the Above Podcast. The dangers of multiple open mics, running the Howard Stern West Coast feed. The Waxeater Sports Radio appearance/interview, not being spoon fed rock music. Joining Waxeater… cassettes, etc. From Low Frequencies to None of the Above, The background on the None of the Above crew, a regular schedule, hand cues and keeping order in a broadcast/podcast. Beer radio. On dying on a stage on tour, no… literally dying from electrocution. Missing the “27 club”. Baltimore record is a concept record about the Wire

9:44am: Omar Comin’ by Waxeater from Baltimore Record
9:47am: Cry Tag by Like Like The The The Death from Cave Jenny

show close.

9:52am: The End of Radio by Shellac from Excellent Italian Underground

Ep022: Jon Illum/Evan Gritzon (Lords of Sealand)

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Evan and Jon from Lords of Sealand come into the studio to speak about Found Fiction their new ep/lp. Additionally Conan paraphrases the “mclusky” benefit rather ineptly, there is talk of viewmasters, flavored coffee, lyrics and profitsharing systems, the spotted dick and Bono sneaking music onto iphones. DJ ambitious wordplay suggests you give it a listen.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie

Intro

00:06:26 christian fitness – aghast, anon, anew
00:09:42 shellac – dude incredible

00:15:38 Feeling Gravity’s Pull – The Committee to Keep Death Permanent

00:18:44 Talk with Evan Gritzon and Jon Illum from Lords of Sealand
Conan paraphrases the “mclusky” benefit rather ineptly, nostalgia, etc. Scottish independence.
The wrath of Con, “giving this ‘record thing’ up’. The Crux vs. Big Crux, viewmasters, etc.
The story behind “found fiction”.

Jon Illum

00:42:19 Lords of Sealand – Salty Gear
00:45:42 Lords of Sealand – Architect

00:48:07 back with Evan and Jon, Conan steals Brenna’s headphones. Musical takes on things, Lords of Sealand is hard to describe. Storytelling Forest Rock?, Evan rejects Conan’s description completely. Flavored coffee. Lyrics and profitsharing systems, charity, etc. Bloodhag and libraries, recording in isolation

01:04:45 Lords of Sealand – King With No Hands
01:09:29 Burn Permits – The Jerk
01:12:12 Dead Rider – New Eyes

01:14:55 palpableness and the spotted dick, heard at a renfest, Jon spotted dick exclusive
skit tracks, people still love the “idea of Conan” on Spotify, Bono sneaking U2 songs onto iphones

01:39:15 The Book-Burners – Come Home
01:43:05 Lords of Sealand – Brittle Bones

01:46:56 Hitting the post-post, DJ Ambitious Wordplay, Camus. plugs and wrap up.

01:52:00 Shellac – The End of Radio
01:52:59 Surprise post show call from Torrey Neutron

Ep021: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Engineer)

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We speak with the one and only Steve Albini, pretty cool. Drive Like Jehu show recap and a whole lotta great talkin’ get into it.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:02:20 Welcome to one and all. Don’t leave your drugs scattered about. Rhymes with Gandolfino. Whippets with protonic reversal.

00:05:50 The Bismarck – Necklace of Human Dicks
00:09:21 Shellac – Copper

00:11:08 Candy necklaces and human dicks, coffee, Shellac – Breaking the Silence, and breaking the glass, the dicks of hazard, Frente! (yes Frente!), Drive Like Jehu / Spreckels Organ recap, reunions that are not cash ins but instead build community.

00:21:30 Drive Like Jehu – If It Kills You
00:28:42 Shellac – The Guy Who Invented Fire

00:30:15 Steve Albini
Radio stations and ambient noise, Hearing the character of the neighborhood in the show, being a punk rock guru and answering questions, John Grabski III and the story of Teeth: a man with cancer who made the record he always wanted to make. That just so happened to be about his fight with cancer, the second Teeth record, The self policing PRF (Electrical Audio Forum), service industry, Spotify/Sleepify, pay to stream models, instant availability and constant present tense, the democratization of distribution, the statistical unlikeliness of a good band from Florida, finding an audience post-mortem, “classic DATs”, a typical Steve Albini day. work, sleep, wife and a few indulgences. longevity vs. productivity, DUDE INCREDIBLE, if the process is so slow, why not put out singles?, The people’s microphone, the song and concept. Surveyors. working knowledge of the land. The End of Radio – explained, perspective and evolution, younger generations, retrospection, etc. Nina Nastasia, listener fatigue from engineering, Cigar Aficionado and Guitar Aficionado magazines, heated walkways, Don’t quit.

01:40:42 Shellac – Steady As She Goes
01:44:45 Shellac – Wingwalker
01:49:37 Shellac – Spoke

01:51:04 Call from “Steve Albini”, always take the points.

01:52:04 Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep020: Good Morning, Music

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At some point early on Conan talks about seeing Slint after the funeral of his dead friend. Otherwise this one is pretty much just music. Do you like music? Good! You will like this episode then.

8:05am: Peacetime by Minutes from Minutes

8:08am: Digital Witness by St. Vincent from St. Vincent

8:17am: Come Home by The Book-Burners from The People’s Songs

8:21am: Tae Kwon Do by Motherfucker from Tae Kwon Do

8:32am: Lost Year by Family Ghost from No Dreams

8:40am: Mt. Pleasant Isn’t by The Evens from The Evens

8:46am: Brass Cupcake by Melvins from Hold It In

8:50am: Instrument of God by King Buzzo from This Machine Kills Artists

9:00am: Do You Compute? by Drive Like Jehu from Yank Crime

9:07am: soft power fitness by christian fitness from i’m scared of everything that isn’t me

9:08am: Wannadon’t by FoWlMoUth from Smith

9:17am: WORK! by Vulgar Trade from Gross Century

9:18am: Jamie by The Bismark from Wild Prairie Rose

9:24am: Song 30 by The Austerity Program from Beyond Calculation

9:28am: Buried in the Snow by the rutabega from Brother, The Lights Don’t Work

9:40am: The Swifts by Nonagon from People Live Everywhere

9:43am: Gold Widow by Survival Knife from Loose Power

9:48am: Nothing Left by Marnie Stern from Marnie Stern

9:54am: End of Radio (Closing Theme) by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound

Ep019: David Urbano (Eastern Anchors) / Dixie Jacobs (Body Futures)

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Double whammy! Dave Urbano from Eastern Anchor in studio and Dixie Jacobs from Body Future on the phone. The Steve Albini 7″ test, Genesis, ZZ Top, downward dog, crowdfunding, autoharps, spam e-mails and hilarious job posts. All this and more ding dang great music than you can shake a stick at! You try it, you try and shake that stick… YOU. WILL. FAIL.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:03:05 Intro, “Pass the ducky”, Dave Urbano intro, “Grab a hoodie”

00:05:14 Drive Like Jehu – Bullet Train To Vegas
00:07:46 Eastern Anchors – Leading With Your Right

00:10:26 Dancing or boxing, DLJ talk, Reis/Friberg, Torrey Neutron recommends opium to Tony Ash, Mariachi Bands and Urbano West, Eastern Anchors history, Avis O’Hara, Bud Clamato, split 7″, Screaming Females

00:32:19 Eastern Anchors – Above Your Station
00:35:20 Eastern Anchors – James the Viking

00:40:06 ZZ Top talk, old records, rock parents and music discovery. DJ Spork, speeding up records. The Steve Albuni test, Justin Bieber 800% Slooooooower (sounds like Enya), Slayer, Downward Dog, B. Hamilton cover revealed, crowdfunding, that potato sald thing, Brenna on the house hunt, pay it forward, superbowl half time payola.

01:04:10 Minutes – In Your Own Fuel
01:07:17 Turbo Lightning – Oh! Oh! Oblivion
01:09:57 we say goodbye to David Urbano and make him redo a station ID.

01:13:25 Body Futures – That’s So Church
01:16:15 Dixie Jacobs of Body Futures on the phone.
Sound clips and the new BF record, Ifihadahifi, BF origin story, organ harvesting, “bouncy”, autoharp and PJ Harvey, “Nice harpsichord”, Shanana Clone Project Alpha story, epic spam reveal, hilarious coffee job application, Why it may be better to grow up without the internet, the walkman as the mysterious entity. WARNING: Record is NOT actually butterscotch, tour dates with the rutabega.

01:48:08 Body Futures – Shanana Clone Project Alpha

01:52:00 Shellac – End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep018: Ryan De La Hoz (Cool Try)

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in the midst of the entire world falling apart in Ferguson Missouri, Protonic Reversal soldiers on… with artist Ryan De La Hoz. We talk social justice, constitutional law, black faxing, Robin Williams, the prescient nature of the movie Network and Altered Beast… usually over a bed of breaking glass soundclips.

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

00:1:30 #inyoface, Howard Beale and more, Brenna introduces Ryan De La Hoz over six minutes of breaking glass!

00:07:00 The Gary – Valhalla
00:09:54 Grinderman – Palaces of Montezuma

00:13:15 John Houlihan calls in about the world falling apart. How do you do a radio show when the world
a mystery buzz shows in

00:19:52 Body Futures – (That’s A) Big Smile (For Someone About to Drown)
00:24:18 Risk/Reward – In the Sea
00:26:22 fugazi – Reclamation
00:29:42 Generalissimo – Chemtrails

00:32:39 More talk about Ferguson, somebody got shot because a white person got scared. Brenna talks about friends being unaware of racism, and the quiet racism in the south. “you can’t be ‘hey everybody! pizza party, when the eyes of the world are on you.”. The “P” word. Yell “FIRE” not help.

Ryan “Of the sickle”, being in Juxtapoz, how things have came together by just making stuff and sharing it. The heft of trusted sources. The yin and yang of being published, and what the different outlets are. Robin Williams story. Aaaaaand… back to politics.
Constitutional originalism, the Koch brothers, etc. Temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

01:08:30 Minutemen – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
01:09:43 fugazi – ex-spectator

01:14:02 “I’m mad as hell…” now more than ever! The prescient nature of the movie network, corporate personhood, etc. Altered Beast and the origin of “Welcome to your doom.”. Indigo dying… printed skulls over real skulls.

01:26:35 Reverb Bomb – Good As Gold
01:29:35 Federation X – Good as Gold

01:33:55 Pizza party board game, Crossfire board game and theme song, even more glass breaking, Anonymous and Scientology and Black Faxing, concept and t-shirt, Black Flag (featuring Greg Ginn) discussion… the one with the shoeless cut rate Harry Dean Stanton on drums, constant present tense… “Pixies, will you just go away?”, Shark week falsification

01:52:00 Shellac – End of Radio (closing theme)

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Ep017: Bob Bucko Jr.

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Bob Bucko Jr. is a prolific solo artist and a hilarious dude, listen in as heavy metal bellydancing, growing up on mix tapes being a tape trader vs. a tape TRAITOR, the city of Dubuque and lots more are discussed. All that plus some bonus Ryan Werner. Additionally Conan talks about the passing of his former best friend.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:04:39 Minutes – Get Off Your Ass
00:07:10 FoWlMouTh – (Baby I’m An) Old Motherfucker

00:10:40 Conan polishes the floor with his coffee, running late, Brenna is “over people”, humans are terrible. “You’re a big weirdo, but you’re sweet.”

00:16:04 United Nations – Meanwhile on Main Street
00:19:02 Motherfucker – Dot. Dot. Dot.

00:21:42 Instrumental bands, keep it succinct will ya?! Shannon Corr, What Hast Thou Wroth?! “Chooch Talkin'”

00:26:05 Minot – Allostatic Load

00:33:07 Bob Bucko Jr. (and Ryan Werner)
Genius and Cat poop… scattershot releases. Touring with Ryan Werner. 29 days of cover songs, BBJ by reputation, low budget tours and heavy metal bellydancing, HELMET, Battles and guest vocalists for each songs… My Machines video description. Extended John Stanier discussion. Growing up on mix tapes and releasing things on cassette. Tape Trader or Tape TRAITOR?!?, Illuminati and gold bars, Dubuque, IOWA… what makes it such a unique area.
Losing local cultural identity. Real time drop relates the hard sell on Des Moines.

01:10:32 Bob Bucko Jr. – LR72
01:14:43 Least Best Beast – Frail Common Animal

01:19:11 Tricky questions and dead friends, Silkworm documentary and Conan opens up about his former best friend Clay Wofford dying. Talking about perception from different times in your life. finding music that is “yours”, dealing with loss and what a “best friend” means. Being the person that has to break bad news to people

01:33:52 Big Black – Steelworker
01:38:02 Battles – My Machines

01:41:54 More talk about Battles, junk science, Real Time Drop realizes the title of the show is a Ghostbusters reference, Cool Try designs, back patches, and creepy social networkers

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

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