Bitz & Bitz and Luthor Maggot: “It Has To Be Live Before Anything Else”

Bitz ‘n’ Bitz and Luthor Maggot: “It Has To Be Live Before Anything Else”

These are recordings made on the Lava Lamp Lounge Patio on 21 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Thankful For Your Service.”

 

Topics Include:

First Bitz ‘n’ Bitz performance, Chemotroph, the ‘Live’ thing, evolving sounds, the genius of punk, Corvallis scene, Interzone, Sinking City Festival.

 

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univac: “The Shadows of the Original Object”

univac: “The Shadows of the Original Object”

This is my interview with univac, conducted via FaceTime on 6 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Lake Monsters.”

Topics Include:

Working in Radio & Big City Orchestra on dfm.nu, Omni-Media, film School background, guesting on Over The Edge & No Other Radio at KPFA, working with Don Joyce on the air vs. das on the air, Omni-Media Cell Space Shows & Peter Conheim, running the sound on the True False Tour, It’s All In Your Head, getting into circuit bending, techdweeb.com, Tiny Flaccid Tubby Boxes, univac’s music, SynthLab, univac Index (Peter Washburn), glitch video art, web & sound design in the ’90s and the appeal of the early web, Paul Godwin, collaborating with Wobbly, Ovenguard Music, Bran Flakes & Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco & Sacramento scenes, the diminishing art spaces, the problems of gentrification, writing about Circuit bending, The Death of Circuit Bending on Over The Edge, Don as an artist and the first net stream working with Real Player in 1995 with Miguel Noya and the impact of live streaming video on our lives.

Jayson Selander: “There’s No Destination”

Jayson Selander: “There’s No Destination”

This is my interview with Jayson Selander, conducted in the Lava Lamp Lounge on 6 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “The Comunists Have The Music.”

 

 

Topics Include:

Finding yoga after rehab, Bikram yoga, becoming a yoga instructor, establishing a studio in Salem, getting into music, Skate Rock & Metal, seeing a Metallica show and buying a guitar at ABC Music, Sister Saw Double, Shiner, the wealth of bands up and down the I-5 corridor, Salem Armory shows, playing in Plaid Pantry Project, concurrent lives, getting into LivBar, ’90’s revival weekend and getting back into music, Jayson’s daughter Willow, getting into The Paintings, design work life, the change in technology, the family / city connections.

Tina Högström: “Derail Into Details”

Tina Högström: “Derail Into Details”

This is my interview with Tina Högström, conducted in the Lava Lamp Lounge on 2 September 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Applause, Applause, Applause.”

 

 

 

Topics Include:

Statesman Journal story, stand up for a year and two years in improv, watching sketch comedy, the impact of the first laptop, comedy personality types, Beth Stelling‘s impact on Tina’s voice, “borrowing” instead of borrowing, going to open mics at first, Dash Thompson, changing for the audience, Katy & The Null Sets, “blue” material, specificity grenades, the details, describing creepy dudes in a funny way, Date Night, single comedy vs. couples comedy, a fart cannon, Facebook.com, a unique last name, voted class clown in High School, and being the Volcanoes’ Mascot.

AL1CE: “All About AL1CE”

AL1CE: “All About AL1CE”

This is my interview with AL1CE, conducted in the Lava Lamp Lounge on 1 September 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “The Neck Rolls Aren’t Working.”

 

Silent Night

Major Tom

Breathe (Part Two)

Topics Include:

Introducting the band (Steve, Sascha, Gordon, Scott, Tash), ‘Musical’ chairs, choreography, The Alice Project, Mankind Is Obsolete meets Lotus Rain, then started writing new material, the diversity of projects and events, making videos, Breath (Part 2) video, new record, a new release every full moon, the motivation of a ticking clock, the value of imperfections, “tour tight,” AL1CE boxed set, social media, AL1CE Tours Dates, The Labyrinth Masquerade Ball, the USB Keys, the outdoors and making videos, putting on shows, Happy Poo Time, AL1CE philosophy, playlists on The Road & driving.

AL1CE Photoset

AL1CE Touring Playlist:

Books & Podcasts
Synth wave
Fm87
Massive Attack
The Doors Greatest Hits
The background music in podcasts
Radiolab
Martian Chronicles
Artemis

 

 

Jan Freya: “Jumping In The Cold Ocean”

Jan Freya: “Jumping In The Cold Ocean”

This is my interview with Jan Freya, conducted by phone on 28 June 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “An Insult To The Fact Checkers.”

 

Topics Include:

Getting into editing & writing, Jan’s college path, High Performance magazine, Art In The Public Interest, psychology, editing and the technological changes, how the writer / editor relationship begins and develops, working at Pacifica Graduate Institute, bringing Jungian ideas to real-world social problems, psychology students processing their own issues through writing & editing papers, the varied career paths of writers, Breakin’ II: Electric Boogaloo, Michael Ventura, Cannon Films, Julie Reichert, interviewing the actors and seeing the sets to inspire the script, standing her ground on the story, using Dick Powell musicals & Fred Astaire as a model for the script, the longevity of Breakin’ II as a phenomenon, trying to get other films made, writing & editing process talk, getting into the rhythm, pushing through creative blocks, the High School teacher influence, the hope found in creativity, other script ideas, Step Up movies, painting to music, jazz music, Stan Getz & Bill Evans.

 

WTBC Radio Joins They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Radio Network!

WTBC Radio Joins They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Radio Network!

We are very excited to announce that WTBC Radio in Beautiful Anywhere, Anywhen has now joined the They Might Be Giants Dial-A-Song Radio Network!

Every week, our podcast will feature the new Dial-A-Song song as a part of our show. If you want to catch all our great interviews, and great music like this, then you’ll want to listen to our show every week.

Subscribe to WTBC Radio in iTunes, your podcasting app of choice, or right here from this website, available for stream or download, every week.

 

WTBC & TMBG. It was only a matter of time.