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!

neutronandgritzyshow


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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)

Ep010: Jeff Moody (Stripwax, FoWlMouTh)

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Remote broadcast from the heart of the midwest, Conan talks to national treasure Jeff Moody about rock ‘n roll themed 4 panel comic strips, music, starting a a band as an “old MF-er” the pain of losing a bandmate and all things awesome. This, PRF BBQ Chicago wrap up and lots more great music.

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:05:30 Dead Rider – Weird Summer
00:09:42 Like LIke The The The Death – Night of a Hundred Hondos
00:12:02 Minutes – Raise Our Fists Up
00:14:14 Nonagon – Vikings

00:21:39 SEMINARS – Sweat Feels Like Blood
00:25:04 Hurry Up Shotgun – Garbage Destinations

00:32:20 We Ride On – Plastic Vampire Teeth
00:34:01 Death – Rock-N-Roll Victim
00:36:39 Motherfucker – Snot Rocket

00:39:27 Jeff Moody interview

01:31:57 FoWlMoUth – Wannadon’t
01:34:39 rutabega – Out Of The Woods And Into The Light
01:42:05 Happy Fangs – The Truth
01:44:46 The Bismarck – Breadwinner
Shellac – The End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep009: More rock, less talk. PRF BBQ Chicago playlist

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00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:00 Dead Rider – Weird Summer
00:08:01 Tilts – Kobra Kommander

00:12:30 Roomrunner – Bait Car
00:16:22 The Cell Phones – Heavy Flow

00:21:25 fugazi -long division / Runaway return
00:27:33 Turbo Lightning – Faster Than Light

00:33:02 Rutabega – Turn On the Summer

00:47:01 Whales – Seafaring
00:52:24 Porch – Your hair

01:00:04 King Buzzo – Rough Democracy
01:02:34 Minutes – In Your Own Fuel
01:05:47 Future of the Left – Failed Olympic Bid

01:10:15 Risk/Reward – Killer
01:13:04 SEMINARS – Easy ‘Cause It Is
01:17:09 SCreaming Females – It All Means Nothing

01:22:45 Hum – If You Are to Bloom
01:27:47 DEVO – What We Do
01:31:01 Federation X – Reign On

01:36:41 Deathfix – Better Than Bad
01:40:56 Marnie Stern – Nothing is Easy
01:44:37 Minutemen – This Ain’t No Picnic
01:45:58 Hot Snakes – Braintrust

01:50:30 Shellac – End of Radio

Ep008: Robert Kassees (Repeat After Me/Red Light Fever)

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Robert from Repeat After Me and Red Light Fever comes by, talks crayons and high grade vinyl and the abject immediacy of writing, arranging and recording songs with complete strangers. All this, free tattoos on Friday the 13th? and more! More T’s for extra hotttness….

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (opening theme)
00:04:10 Repeat After Me – The Volcano

00:08:35 Interview with Robert Kassees of Repeat After Me
New record “Mapmaker”, Crayon themed album covers, post mortem vinyl releases

00:13:37 Repeat After Me – San Francisco

00:18:36 Robert Kassees interview part 2
Thoughts in leaving San Francisco, the recording process, Chicago (the band, not the city), weird Gwar Tangent, Cheap Trick, classic rock, etc.

(Gwar – Carry On My Wayward Son as music bed)

00:35:42 Tilts – Titanium Falcon
00:39:21 Red Light Fever – You Wouldn’t Say Goodbye

00:42:51 Robert Kassees interview part 3:
Red Light Fever! Writing, arranging and recording a song in a single day with a pick up band of people that don’t know each other. The Red Light Fever project and how it fits into modern times, and what RLF actually is.

01:00:47 Red Light Fever – Illinois
01:04:14 Turbo Lightning – Oh Oh Oblivion!

01:06:48 How great were Happy Fangs? How lame is waking up early. Big Wheels race, “only in San Francisco”

01:19:23 Primes – Tetragrammatron
01:21:54 Tilts – Thomas Jefferson II

01:24:43 Science and Cosmos (the show ending), tattoos and do you get free tattoos on Friday the 13th?

01:33:50 Happy Fangs – That Activity
01:36:40 mclusky – To Hell With Good Intentions

01:39:05 Why Conan was completely wrong about mclusky and it made him stop reviewing records. More about Happy Fangs (DEAL WITH IT! NBD), The RV benefit

01:45:10 fugazi – Five Corporations
01:47:35 Minutes – Raise Our Fists Up

01:49:46 Protonic Reversal close, PRF BBQ Chicago, Conan is going to Chicago (the place, not the band)

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

Ep007: Rebecca Gone Bad & Michael Cobra (Happy Fangs)

Rebecca and Michael from Happy Fangs stop by the studio to talk. Brenna Betts sits in as cohost and hilarity and mirth ensue.
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00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:05 Happy Fangs – The Truth

00:06:44 Happy Fangs interview part 1

The third fang, noted sexist Conan Neutron, Greatness, graveness, Grape ape, RV benefit, Battlestar Galactica, Million Dollar Baby. DJ Scratchatory rape and other “badass’ dj names

00:18:04 Happy Fangs – Perk Up
00:20:51 Hurry Up Shotgun – Abracadabraham Lincoln

00:26:31 Happy Fangs interview part 2
00:26:56 Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun
in-ter-ven-tion INTER-VEN-TION! On “instasongs” and “sex and food… and heroin”, rap battle /reward
00:37:03 Happy Fangs – Hiya Kaw Kaw

00:40:45 Happy Fangs interview part 3
Happy Fangs tour, DJ Other Male In the Room, Pittsburgh vs. Pittsburg, Bovine Sex Club, going international…

00:50:01 Happy Fangs – That Activity

00:52:52 Happy Fangs interview part 4
DJ Ray of sexism. DJ names for Brenna, DJ Real Time Drop, Jeff Goldblum and the Jeff Goldblumangroup, Courage rock, “Nickel back”, “hick hop” “Big smo” the Scatman…
HF tour. Social media mongering…
01:08:07 Happy Fangs – Lion Inside You
01:11:08 B. Hamilton – EVerything I own is Broken
01:16:00
Brenna’s coworkers listen to the Seinfeld theme song at work.

01:19:37 Dead Rider – Blank S©reen
01:24:01 Night Marchers – All Hits

01:27:09 On the band The Night Marchers… Dead Rider as a “more evil TV on the Radio” and underwhelming bands.

01:34:53 Risk/Reward – B Side
01:37:45 Body Futures – Save the Clock Tower

01:43:03 Red Fang show recap, on show hopping, Their / They’re / There the band and Creative Adult

01:50:24 fugazi – Great Cop
01:52:15 Shellac – End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Happy Fangs US tour 2014

Ep006: Bryan Giles (Red Fang)/Melissa Dale Neal (Dark Beach)

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Neutron is completely exhausted from rock ‘n roll double header the night before. So he wanders around more than usual and laughs at nothing quite a bit more. Also he talks to the talented Melissa Dale Neal of Dark Beach and Bryan Giles the guitarist for Red Fang.

00:00:15 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
Protonic Reversal opening – mission bingo

00:06:06 Federation X – So Tired
00:10:29 the rutabaga – The Shaman
00:13:24
Conan saw the final Griddle show and the Songs for Snakes release the night before the show and is very tired because of it.

00:16:07 The Columbines – Nightstick
00:19:05 Primes – Valentine Heart Explosion

00:21:49
Radio Valencia benefit, Conan is “a little disappointed in social media”, “serving posts”
00:27:11 Fred Schneider – Bulldozer

00:31:14 Phone call from Michael Cobra of Happy Fangs, the radio valencia benefit show, custom songs, and adding a “third” fang and Mr. Boombastic.

00:36:22 Happy Fangs – The Truth
00:39:08
Interview with Melissa Neal impresario of 9th floor radio and half of excellent bay area band Dark Beach. Simple names. On keeping a campy image, while not being cheese ball. Also neutron rambles on about something.
00:48:33 Dark Beach – Scream Queen
00:51:14 Dark Beach UFO
00:53:57

Back with Melissa Neal, the “show hierarchy” of important events. 9th floor radio and the east bay punk documentary. Why the term “videographer” sucks.

01:04:28 Dark Beach – Persephone
01:09:09 Last piece with Melissa Neal, local shows, etc. http://www.melissadale.net, http://9thfloorradio.com/

01:16:04 Hot Snakes – Automatic Midnight
01:17:35 Red Fang – Wires

01:23:17
Interview with Bryan Giles of Red Fang, on van murals/cop magnets, the “situation awesome” tour, cooking bandmates in an econoline, touring with Rick Froberg in Last of the Juanitas, and seeing Drive Like Jehu at a formative age. Vans vs. busses, breaking even. The making of the Wires video with Whitey McConnaughy

01:38:17 Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog
Last piece of Bryan Giles tour, Federation X t-shirts, American Sharks and Red Fang Hot Sauce. Amazing!

01:49:33 Red Fang – Blood Like Cream
01:53:00 Shellac – The End of Radio (show close)

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