Obadiah Baird: “I Like To Take People Out of Their Comfort Zone”

Obadiah Baird: “I Like To Take People Out of Their Comfort Zone”

This is my interview with Obadiah Baird, conducted in The Book Bin’s Rare Book Room on 8 May 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

The Audient Void, ‘zines and their influence, Dan Sauer, Fox Blue Printing, The Crimson Circle, The Book Bin, the poetry problem, Lovecraft’s influence, playing in bands, Cozeth and The Despots, ‘zines connecting punk & weird fiction, 

Book Bin origins, what’s wrong with college, the education you get from bookstores, Rare Book Room History, Cometbus & Jawbreaker, bookselling as a profession, Independent Bookstore Day, favorite rare books:

Caves of Steel by Issac Asimov

Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury

Genius Loci By Clark Ashton Smith

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What Is Noise?: “Please Welcome…”

What Is Noise?: “Please Welcome…”

These live performances were recorded live at The Majestic Theater on 31 March 2018.

 

 

Performers (in this presentation):

Chemotroph

Chemotroph

Chemotroph

Deadly Discs

Deadly Discs

Deadly Discs

 

Camas Swale

Camas Swale

Camas Swale

Mononym

Kyle Stant, TJ & Scav

Kyle Stant, TJ & Scav

Kyle Stant, TJ & Scav

 

Sea Moss

Sea Moss

Sea Moss

Rust Promoter

Rust Promoter

Rust Promoter

 

 

Don Haugen & Klowd

Don Haugen & Klowd

Don Haugen & Klowd

Juice Machine

Juice Machine

Juice Machine

 

The Halloweener

The Halloweener

The Halloweener

Chris Durnin: “Fascinated By All Sounds”

Chris Durnin: “Fascinated By All Sounds”

This is my interview with Chris Durnin, conducted by phone on 4 April 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

What is Noise? Fest March 31st, the monthly Interzone noise shows four years running, creating a space for art to flourish, breaking gender expectations and cultivating diversity, the Willamette Valley noise scene, The Majestic Theater, The Halloweener and artists working in experimental fields, gathering the non-audio artists, Camas Swale / Hobby Knife, sound worshipers, Don Haugen & KLOWD, an encounter with the police, trying to keep money out of booking shows, negotiating with venues, growing up with drums in the house, Don’t Say Anything They Won’t Sue You, finding free-jazz through noise, Goblins, experimental is the new punk rock, Luther Maggot, the butoh dancer story, making your own gear, and complaints putting on shows.

Luthor Maggot Meets The Grumpy Punk! (#63)

 

Some Kind of Nightmare: “It Never Ends”

Some Kind of Nightmare: “It Never Ends”

This is a live performance by and interview with Some Kind of Nightmare recorded live at The Space Concert Club on 28 February 2018 (& 21 September 2017).

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

Topics Include:

Tour stories, We The Lepers EP, Still Not Broken, fighting illnesses, rotating drummers, 11 years as a band, “FDA Approved,” learning from people on the road, the anonymity of the Internet, being a couple as artists, show stories, future plans, how to live on the road, getting robbed and the power of the punk scene, punk DIY tips, Bridge To Poison breast cancer awareness record.

Michael Pilmer: “I’m Not Sure I Ever Grew Up”

Michael Pilmer: “I’m Not Sure I Ever Grew Up”

This is my interview with Michael Pilmer, conducted by phone on 17 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

Meeting Thor, helping with the 97 / 98 tours, making websites in the early days, I Am Thor, getting into music as a kid, seeing KISS live as his first show, doing shows & concerts right, first tentative bands, Rabid $alesmen, Silica Gel, Krapper Keeper & Banana Twins, Motor Tic Posse, the influence of Mr. Jaws and weirdness, farts from 1982, discovering punk through rock magazines, recording Silica Gel, Devo-Obsesso and seeing Devo in 1998, meeting Devo, making shirts for Devo, updating Devo’s website, meeting Negativland and releasing Silica Gel’s CD, designing the Silica Gel vinyl reissue, the Devo book, the Devo visual aesthetic, FB live videos, Hardcore Devo reissues & pinbacks.

Jeremy Hight: “I’m Always Conceptual But I’m Super Literal”

Jeremy Hight: “I’m Always Conceptual But I’m Super Literal”

This is my interview with Jeremy Hight, conducted by Skype on 16 March 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

 

Topics Include:

The Ghost in You,  music and writing, art and weather, discovering conceptual art, absorbing philosophy as a kid, discovering the relationship between music and making art, making music, playing in a tribal speed metal band, playing in Snail (SF punk band), hanging out at radio stations, making digital and augmented reality art, inventing locative narrative, GPS Narrative, 34 North 118 West, writing art textbooks, experimental electronic literature, his use of social media narrative, impermanence in performative literature, Poems Made From Gifs, trying to ‘break’ social media, Tech Theorist, realizing that he’s a writer, writing short stories quickly (I Am The Ghost Here), Lisa’s cameo, the perils of trying to hit a creative home run, What Remains, the inspiration of classical music, more about The Ghost In You, being bad at school as a kid, taking on writing challenges, music and meteorology and papers that were almost written.

The Call Is Coming From Inside The Podcast! (Ghost Stories Part I) (#71)

(Jeremey’s call during one of our Halloween shows to talk about his experiences with Ghosts.)

Episode 39

(And explanation of what happened to his previous appearance on the show, and how it slowly degraded over time.)

 

KrOB: “If You’re Only Being The Host You’ll Never Let Show Happen”

KrOB: “If You’re Only Being The Host You’ll Never Let Show Happen”

This is my interview with KrOB, conducted by phone on 12 January 2018.

This program is sponsored by LivBar, J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link.

Topics Include:

Meeting the Puzzling Evidence crew, discovering Escape From Noise and KPFA, becoming a caller on Over The Edge, Puzzling Evidence & Crack o’ Dawn, the characteristics of good and bad radio, the characteristics of live phone interactions, Over The Edge then and now, discovering the SubGenius books, how different weirdness is now, working with Dr. Hal and Doug, the balance between host and show and bad radio habits, Crosley Bendix and Don’s cast of characters, Wobbly’s role on OTE, Don’s callers, buying all of the OTE backcatalog from Don, taking over OTE and KrOB’s version of the show, the story of the Firewood show, Richard Lyons on This American Life, more about Don and OTE, and the problems of receptacle programming in the modern era.

Let’s Get Wobbly! (#79)

My Conversations with The Members of Negativland