Friday, 14 December 2012

BrainSong Day


The BrainSong
26th December 2012 - SpiritplantsRadio.com 
starting at 00:00 GMT
The “BrainSong” is a 24 hour long – what? - It's hard to know how to describe the work – an 'Internal Soundscape', a 'Stream of Psychedelic Vocalization' – I have settled on 'a Sound Work' This is it's first complete broadcast, a version was broadcast on SpiritplantsRadio.com as 24 1 hour long programmes, starting in March 2011 and ending in November 2012 but forcing it into this format meant that there was around 2 hours cut from the entire run.

It was started around 2000 and took two and a half years to complete. There are over 1700 Samples lasting from 1 second to 1 minute 30 seconds with an average length of 5 seconds, they are compsed of much Psychedelic madness from the Cosmos OR (Astral+[SpaceTime]) { Leary & Ginsberg reconstructed from the A.F.P. (AualFootPrints) }, the BOOSH, the PowerPuffs and thus "the evil" HIM, a naked civil servant and his evil twin uncle OTO, "in the medicine chest", "In Our Time", Radio Schools Programs, and not forgetting the SUDO-RANDOM WHISPERS of CONNECTEDNESS.........

It was written from remembrances of the last tab I saw 16 years ago on Feb 1996
To make them easier to find I divided them into 57 Subjects from “angels” to “worry”. These samples can be downloaded from 
http://archive.org/details/BrainSong_Original_Source_Speech_Samples

The entire piece can be downloaded at
http://archive.org/details/TheBrainSong

The BRAIN song was intended to be 8 hours long but when it was first put together it was 15 minuets too long, and has now become 24 hours long. 


WARP FACTOR

{the time I put in compared to the length of sound I get out} 
 Sensors show a large Time Compression Error between - 

(Time_IN) & (Time_OUT)

 (input = 1920 Seconds) (output = 6.3 Seconds ) DIFF = 304.8


That's 5 H.P.S. (hours per second) - I hope time is infinite if I'm using it at that rate, BUT even if it is AM I ?. Say I'm 65 at my death, that leaves 20 years, then the BRAIN SONG could be 3.2 years long if I work one night per week for the rest of my life.

The above Warp Factor (WF) was on the old 486, I don't know if the WF has changed with the new machine, there are a lot more effects in the new Gold Wave which would lengthen the WF, but it all happens so much faster I don't have time to sit around and work out the new WF but I can play a lot more games so while WF may be shorter my Down Time is greater.

At present I'm working on a video to accompany the BrainSong audio, as I'm producing little more that 10 minutes a month it won't be ready by December or even this decade in fact at that rate even this century – 2028 is the expected release date maybe on my 72nd birthday. As the previous generation of men in my family didn't make it much past 60 and I'm 56 that might be a tad optimistic. I had hoped to have around 3 hours done for the broadcast but my computer expired at the beginning of the month so I may have very little to post.

Some Frames from the video
 
 
 
 

  


And a merry Christ-mess to you all
 



And what would christmess be with out a bit of commercialism?
 
If you won't copies of the audio let me know, I can give you the address of a great crisis center, or if you are really and truly mad then you can get a limited edition of all eight cd's in a unique, distinctive and exclusively hand sown tapestry case for the sum of œ737.65. Can you afford to miss out on this collectors item it's defiantly an antique of the future. And for only œ157.38 you can get the extended warranty which entitles you to any further BR/\1N releases for the next 3 years, PLUS scratched cd's will be replaced for just the cost of the postage (plus œ26.83 handling charge)







Saturday, 1 December 2012

In The Window - The Xmess Show - Playlist


In The Window - The Xmess Show - Playlist 

Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler   Zombie Christmas
The Springfields                               Jingle Bells
Dusty                                               Oh Holy Child
Alister Crowley                                 ?????
Emmy The Great and Tim Wheeler   Jesus the Raindeer
David Bowie & Bing Crosby             Little Drummer Boy
17:Big Brother & the Holding Co        Summer Time

Uncle Buffo's Comedy Spot 
 "Did You Keep The Receipt? or Shit For Christmas"

The Beach Boys          Good Vibrations
Ray Oddis                    Happy Ghoul Tide
Ray Oddis                   Randy the Newspaper-boy
Billie Holiday            Summer Time
Kate Bush                Snowflake
Stevie Wonder         Someday at Christmas


Sorry for the lack of information but when I got to the Library I found I had not got the playlist so had to listen to the show to find out who was on it - yes I know why should you be the only ones to suffer :-)




Sunday, 18 November 2012

In The Window - 35 Playlist



In The Window #35 - Playlist


Dean Martin                            - Tik-A-Tee, Tik-A-Tay           (2:21)
Iggy Pop                                 - Everybody's Talkin'              (2:50)
Panama Limited Jug Band  - Railroad                                (5:29)
Karen Finley                           - I'm an Ass Man                    (5:22)
Lew Lewis Reformer             - Watch Yourself                     (4:25)


Uncle Buffo's Comedy Spot
??????                                   - Festival                                 (8:25)
Bryson                                    - Scottish Pub                         (3:32)
News Quiz                             - Hard Hat                                (0:22)
News Quiz                              - Holding Her Brains              (0:35)
News Quiz                               - 3CrimCuttings                     (1:36)


Patti Smith                             - After The Gold Rush             (4:13)
Ray Wylie Hubbard               - Lazarus                                  (3:10)
Bridget St. John                    - The Pebble And The Man    (3:33)
Firewater                               - Ex-Millionaire Mambo           (3:58)
Chris Barber                         - Too Many Drivers                   (4:03)
The Fall                                  - Pat-Trip Dispenser               (4:10)




Friday, 2 November 2012

In The Window 34 - Swamp Messiah


 In The Window 34 - Playlist

Featured Artist 1
Swamp Messiah (Michael Myshack)
01. psychedelic baby of death draft-2b            (10:08)
 
Lady June
02. Some Day Silly 23                    (2:25)
                   (June-vocals - Kevin Ayers-guitars,bass)

03. Reflections                                (1:10)
                   (June-vocals - Kevin Ayers-Foot in Windscreen)

04. Am I                                           (2:33)
                   (June-voc - Kim Solomon-tune,piano)

05. Everythingsnothing                             (4:25)
                   (June-vocals -  Kevin Ayers-bowed bass synth,odds and ends)

06. Tunion                                        (4:16)
                   (Eno & Kevin Ayers - music and vocals - June-vocals)

07. The Tourist                                (2:22)
                   (June-vocals -  Kevin Ayers-harmonium guit,bowed bass)

08. Bars                                           (2:46)
          (Eno-elec guit,harmony voc - Pip Pyle-drums - June -lead,harmony voc  -
           Kevin Ayers-Ac & elec guit,bass,         PLUS ?      )

09. The Letter                                  (4:03)
                   (June-vocals -  Kevin Ayers-piano,guitar)

10 Mangel-Wurzel                           (0:58)
                   (June-vocals -  Kevin Ayers-voc,ukelele)

11 To Whom It May Not Concern  (2:52)
                   (June-vocals -  Kevin Ayers-harm voc,guitar,bass)

12. Optimism                                   (1:34)
                   (June-vocals -  Eno-Music Imminent Linearment Luna Lollipops)

13. Touch-Downer                          (1:59)
                   (June-vocals -  David Vorhaus-mix)


Featured Artist 2
Swamp Messiah (Michael Myshack)
14. evil 1 draft 8-2                                     (4:38)
15. hello earth draft 1                                (4:19)
16. music the beginning draft 7-1            (5:53)

17. The News Quiz - Woman Lost



 Swamp Messiah

http://soundcloud.com/swampmessiah

As of April 15, 2012 I've begun a blog for the express purpose of exploring and discussing the recording of poetry, specifically audio compositions that include music or other sounds. I'm trying to build an archival record of what has been produced and by whom; a continuing report on current events (that means you, SoundClouders); and some information on basic recording techniques and technologies to help all of us make better recordings. I invite you to participate.
I've just added a link to my visual art at Deviant Art (I'm in the process of building a small gallery there). You have to log in and be over 21 to view most of my work—it is sexually explicit.
I've also added another SoundCloud link, "it was my favorite planet", where I'll be posting my field recordings.
 I am pre-Sputnik. I've been drawing all my life, writing and painting since the mid-1970s, and recording since 1996. Even though I use many of the same tools and instruments, I do not consider myself a musician. 
These audio compositions are meant as sort of a collage to create a fuller presentation of my words (poems, rants, ad lib ramblings), much the way the application of paint or physical objects will further develop a pencil sketch. Most of the sounds are recordings of household, outdoor, or industrial sounds that have been processed in Sound Forge (whether looped, mangled, or left recognizable) that I then put together (sometimes structured into rhythms, sometimes randomly placed) in ACID Pro, often combined with various software instruments such as those from Native Instrument's Komplete or with commercial loops from the ACID library (the loops have always made me uncomfortable because they're too pretty and too professional sounding). 
For anyone interested in going deeper than the sounds I've added the text, if there is one, background information, and other intellectual babble to the comments section of each track and set.


 Lady June

Born to Russian and Scottish parents, June Campbell Cramer was raised in Plymouth and received a strict education. In the late fifties, she studied at art college, and from the early sixties spent most of her time living in Spain, painting and working as a fashion model. She lived in various other places for a while, including Italy, Greece and the Balearic Islands. It was while living near Palma in Mallorca that her path crossed with the Canterbury school : Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Kevin Ayers were occasionally residing on the island. It was through June that Allen and Ayers met Wes Brunson, the American millionaire who sponsored Soft Machine in their early days.

At that point, Lady June was using the pseudonym June 'Onion' for her painting activities, 'signing' each work with a small suspended onion bulb. From 1967, her involvement in painting, music and poetry intensified, and her artworks received numerous exhibitions. In 1970, June made a conscious decision that it was time for her to combine the music, visuals and words. This multi-media approach was subsequently developed in her performances, literature and recordings. Her public appearances became more frequent. She gave a talk and played tapes to polytechnic students in London and had several gigs in Britain during 1971, including a brief residency at the Electric Cinema in London. By now she had adopted the name Lady June.

Further public appearances were made by Lady June during 1972, including a performance at the badly organised International Carnival of Experimental Sound at London's Roundhouse, with Steve Hillage, Tim Blake, David Bedford and Lol Coxhill, an appearance at the Edinburgh festival, and the 'Fun and Games' gig in London during November with Geoff Leigh, Steve Hillage, Didier Malherbe and Gerry Fields. In addition, she performed in London with Henry Cow and a slide show, and during June played a gig with them at Amsterdam's Paradiso.

In the next year, she was visible at a variety of venues in England, solo as well as with Ron Geesin and Ivor Cutler. She was also involved in the BBC Radio 4 series "If It's Wednesday It Must Be...", featuring oddbods Kenny Everett and Viv Stanshall. June also prepared a series of tapes at the Radiophone Workshop for the BBC Radio 3 third programme. Also in 1973, she was close to a most dramatic incident, as it was in her Maida Vale flat, at her and Gilli Smyth's birthday party, on June 1st, that Robert Wyatt fell out of a window and broke his back.

During 1974, Lady June gave her 'Uppers and Downers' show at the Cosmos in Amsterdam. The title was to be used for the booklet of poetry published by Virgin that appeared the following year. Also, there was a solo appearance at Amsterdam's Melkweg, supported by Hatfield and the North with whom she also made many private recordings. Work on her album progressed during the year; the finalised session was released by Virgin on the budget-priced Caroline label in early 1975 with the title Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy. Recorded at cost of £400 according to one review, it features Brian Eno (who was also resident in the Maida Vale area of London), Kevin Ayers (who wrote much of the music) and Pip Pyle. It is an adventurous and intriguing kaleidoscope of music and words.

Early the following year, June performed with Lol Coxhill and David Vorhaus amongst others, at the Puck Fair, with ex-Radar Favourite Gerry Fitzgerald (once a lodger in Lady June's flat), and in Wakefield with Fitzgerald and Coxhill. In the Summer she appeared on the same bill as Heathcote Williams and Mike Horowitz (for some years June has been a member of the Poetry Society in London), at the Unity Theatre with Fitzgerald and bass guitarist Colin McClure. She appeared too at the Edinburgh Festival, where she also did some compering. In December, Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy gave three performances of 'Away of Living' at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London.

In 1976, Lady June participated in a women's festival in Amsterdam incorporating slides, films and tapes, and with films at a gig for the Women's Free Arts Alliance (for whom she gave several readings), at another gig in Wakefield and did a couple of short sets in London. The following May, she made appearances in front of an audience of 8000 at the Gong reunion concert in Paris, at the Winchester Hat Fair, using slides and films; and at Battersea Arts Centre for a women's festival where she gave a short lecture on the transition from spoken word to music and song (playing an extract from the music of Gilli Smyth and Daevid Allen to illustre this). June also appeared on a BBC World Overseas programme that was broadcast to Spanish and Latin American countries. As well as being interviewed she played some tracks from her album and sang a couple of unaccompanied songs.

After this she returned to Spain for several years, making occasional live appearances in Deya, such as gigs in the Municipal Theme Park with Jeremy Hart and Hamish, and at a French restaurant in a recording made available on cassette and also featuring Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Ronnie Watham (who can be heard elsewhere on Smyth's Fairy Tales). In Deya, June organised jumble sales, slide shows, art exhibitions and did some photo-journalism for a Mallorcan newspaper. In 1981, she was given an award at an amateur film festival.

Lady June was to return to London on May 16th, 1982 to organise 'An Odd Acts Event' at the Centro Iberico in London. This event featured a hilarious story by Lol Coxhill accompanied by Gerry Fitzgerald on guitar; some solo poems by Daevid Allen; and Gilli Smyth's performance accompanied by extracts from Harry Williamson's Tarka, as well as Lady June's own performance. Some of the evening's music and words was made available on a cassette released in 1983. Later that year, June published a book and a booklet (Caves), and designed a calendar.

Subsequently, her activities have mainly been in Mallorca. She printed another calendar, exhibited in several events, organised further jumble sales and acted in the video movie Paradise Is In The Mind, directed by Del Negro, for which she wrote the title song. She also contributed to an exhibition of Fifty Years of Deyan Art which was shown on Spanish TV. In 1984 she had two tracks included on a French underground cassette called Insane Music (Illusion Productions) and another two tracks on a French various artists release entitled History Of Jazz.

During 1985 she exhibited in an Amnesty International Benefit show in Palma, and performed on the closing night with guitarist Gerry Hart. That year June mad various broadcasts on FM Radio Mallorca, produced another calendar and organised a poetry/music/song event on a full moon night in Deya, which featured herself, Joan Biblioni and a wandering Irish minstrel. A recording of this was made available on cassette. She also gave a sketch in August at Robert Graves' Amphitheatre.

Activities over the following two years included involvement in the organisation of an Arts Festival in Spain in 1987, where she also exhibited, which was filmed for Spanish TV, and the production of a calendar for 1988. Around this time, she also had an exhibition entitled 'Something Old - Something New' in London. During June 1989, Lady June exhibited 42 of her paintings at the Restaurante Suizo in Deya, opening the event with tapes, poetry and accompaniment by a guitarist. In 1990, she had a track called "Growing Up" on a French cassette called Ode To Samantha Fox.

In the two years leading to her sudden death, June had been working on her most ambitious project to date. With Mark Hewins as composer and musical director, this project, Rebela, became the meeting point for many exponents of the Canterbury scene. Mark Hewins is still hoping to finish the project; needless to say, it is greatly anticipated.









Tuesday, 16 October 2012

In The Window - 33 - Angelaine

spiritplantsradio.com
In The Window - 33 Playlist



Alan Price - Fifty Pence (4:52)
Can - Vitamin C (3:32)

Angelaine - First Cut (3:46)
Angelaine - Only Girl in the World
Angelaine - Sophia

Godley & Creme - Snack Attack (6:36)
Dr. Marigold's Prescription - You've Got To Build Your Love On A Solid Foundation (3:03)
Dana Gillespie - Big 10in Record (3:00)

Angelaine - What Am I to You
Angelaine - Will you still love me Tomorrow (3:41)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Diga Diga Do (4:15)
Kevin Coyne - Weirdo (4:49)
Principal Edwards Magic Theatre - To A Broken Guitar (2:38)
Invisible Opera Company + Gilli Smyth - I Am A Witch



Angelaine

Alan Price
 


Dr. Marigold's Prescription


Dana Gillespie


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRFija0otKc



Invisible Opera Company of Tibet

http://www.brianabbott.info/news.htm
http://www.myspace.com/jackiejuno


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Sunday, 7 October 2012

In The Window 32 - UbuWeb


 
In The Window #32  - Playlist
UbuWeb

Everything this show is from http://www.ubu.com/sound/
 
1. Kipper Kids - Sheik of Araby (4:29)

2. Joan La Barbara + Kenneth Goldmsith - Track 01 (0:21)
3. Joan La Barbara + Kenneth Goldmsith - Track 02 (0:21)
4. Joan La Barbara + Kenneth Goldmsith - Track 03 (0:37)

5. Ensemble Ordinature - Scherzo (2:53)
6. Furious Pig - Jonnys So Long (2:21)
7. Allen Ginsberg - Please Master (4:33)
8. Frank Zappa - The Talking Asshole (5:25)
9. Olivier Messiaen - Oraison; Ondas Martenot (7:50)
10. Flatus Vocis Trio - Nana (7:27)
11. Salvador dali - dalispeaks (3:28)
12. Allen Ginsberg - C.I.A. Dope Calypso (3:56)

13. Derbyshire, Delia - 011 a new view of politics (0:40)
14. Derbyshire, Delia - 015 great zoos of the world (0:36)
15. Derbyshire, Delia - 003 know your car (0:58)
16. Derbyshire, Delia - 005 talk out (0:26)
17. Derbyshire, Delia - 013 environmental studies (0:31)
18. Delia Derbyshire - Nightwalker (1:57)


 Sorry I only found out the show went out this weekend today (Sunday) - well ok I found out two months ago but you know the three signs that you are too old
1) You eyesight begins to go.
2) Your memory starts to fail
3) Um sorry I can’t remember the third one

Anywho what I'm trying to say is there are no pics or facts about any of these people, Delia Derbyshire has been covered here before and I'm sure she will again.

All the tracks can be downloaded FREE at http://www.ubu/

Love Frogs

Monday, 1 October 2012

Theatre Of The Mind - Bold Venture & Rocky Fortune

My first "Theater Of The Mind" for Crime City Central http://crimecitycentral.com/ looks at 2 OTR series "Bold Venture" with Bogie & Bacall and Rocky Fortune  with Sinatra. 

Download Links :-
Bold Venture           http://archive.org/details/BoldVenture57Episodes


 
 



You can also find me at   spiritplantsradio.com/   as DJ Frogs 

Radio archives :-

Some of my graphics are at :- http://archive.org/search.php?query=mega%20zit

The first test render of the BrainSong video is at http://youtu.be/snPzbqgV-Eg

You can read an interview at :-
http://postmortemremains.blogspot.com/2012/03/mad-as-box-of-frogs-interview-with-paul.html