“It’s Too Damn Early,” 4/30/11

It’s a lo-fi day at the station, thanks to our current “old school” setup– as you may have heard, a lightning strike damaged some equipment in the Hi-Life Room. But we’re moving on, and it’s not such a hardship. I can’t be quite as baroque as I’d like, but that’s okay. Hopefully, everything gets sorted out in the next couple weeks– I have some upcoming phone-in guests I’d like you to hear! Until then, enjoy the show and the playlist:

Richard Pinhas — GSYBE (thanks to) (from “Event & Repetitions,” on Cuneiform)
Area C — Star Names (from “Haunt,” on Last Visible Dog)
Eric Leonardson — Eko (from “The White Airplane,” on Brazildisc)
Eric Leonardson — Handwriting
Eric Leonardson — Quite The Riddle
Eric Leonardson — A Siege
0 OK, 0:1 — Tafel 00 (from “Tafelmuziek”)
0 OK, 0:1 — Tafel 18
0 OK, 0:1 — Tafel 25
Aemae — Qaadah (from “The Helical World,” on Isounderscore)
Violet — All Records Collapse (from “Violet Ray Gas and the Playback Singers,” on SRA and Zeromoon)
Violet — Marionetki
Violet — Plague Numbers
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.1 (from “16 Figures,” self-release)
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.2
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.3
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.4
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.5
Rodrigo Costanzo, Ray Evanoff, Iain Harrison — Fig.6
RP Collier — Scum for DaveX, pt.1 (otherwise unreleased)
RP Collier — Scum for DaveX, pt.2
Gen Ken Montgomery — Crema di Roma (from “Birds + Machines,” on Pogus)
Gen Ken Montgomery — MC Extraordinaire: Ann Craig
Area C — Haunt
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Rivers of Midnight Ice (from “Ghostbone,” on Dark Meadow)
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — The Felling Method (from “Rarebit,” on Transparency)
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — To Bone A Bird
Eric Leonardson, Steve Barsotti — Round Airy Light On Dark
RP Collier — Scum for DaveX, pt.1 (an encore!)

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Your Community Spirit 2011 April 29

News includes Energy Tip of the Week; how throwing away stuff makes you frugal; stealth shopper sneaks toxic label on deodorant. Happenings include WDBX Spring Membership Drive; International Coffee Hour; Bengali New Year at Rice and Spice; Farmer’s Market; Vigil for Peace; Spring Life Lecture featuring Dr. Dale Bengtson; Music Can Unite People relief fundraising concert for Japan; First Annual Earth Extravaganza; Memorial Vigil for AIDS; Carbondale Human Relations Commission; Practical Home Gardening Workshop.

“It’s Too Damn Early,” 4/23/11 w/Tom Hamilton!

Composer and improviser Tom Hamilton will be joining “It’s Too Damn Early” this morning for a phone-in performance and interview! If you dig it, be sure to catch him in St. Louis on April 30th at the Kranzberg Arts Center with Peter Zummo, Rich O’Donnell, and Bill Schulenburg to hear his latest work “Combination Tones.”

Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson – Horpma I (from “Horpma,” on Carrier)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Glacial March (from “Ghostbone,” on Dark Meadow Recordings)
Mystified, The Ghost Between The Strings — Fear Is A Force
Brian Eno — M386 (from “Music for Films“)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — Walleye Spawn (from “Shadow Machine,” on Pogus)
Tom Hamilton, Bruce Eisenbeil — The Salt Eaters
Anla Courtis — Respire un Cordero (from “Tape Works,” on Pogus)
Anla Courtis — Reducido a Hemorragia de Merluzas
Anla Courtis — Studio for Wire Plugs
Anla Courtis — Invisible Clown Sonata
Frank Rothkamm — Outdoor Heritage of New Jersey (from “FB02,” on Flux Records)
Frank Rothkamm — Astronaut of Inner Space
Jesse Paul Miller — Lani Hua Moana (Sky Egg Ocean) (from “Huelo, Tail of a Beast,” self-release)
Tom Hamilton — Modhera (from “Pieces for Kohn/Formal & Informal Music,” on Kvist)
Vapaa — Tuhannet Vuodet (from “Hum Hum Hum,” on Last Visible Dog)

InsomniROCK: Sexual Assualt Awareness Month; Play List 4/16/11

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we had Chris and Miriam in the studio to talk about what our community is doing to spread awareness and take action against sexual assault. Thanks for coming by guys!
For more information check out the Wellness Center’s webpage here.

Thanks for all of the requests, everyone; kept me very busy!

Tonight’s show is…The Mating Game! Should be fun. If you have a request you can leave it here.

Here’s your playlist!

1. Smoke or Fire – California’s Burning
2. Faith No More – As the Worm Turns
3. Jawbreaker – Ashtray Monument
4. The Methadones – On the Clock
5. Dilenger Escape Plan – Come to Daddy
6. Blue Meanies – Acceleration 5000
7. Black Flag – TV Party
8. My Chemical Romance – Give ‘Em Hell Kid
9. My Big Beautiful – Lisa’s not Afraid
10. The Mr. T Experience – Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba
11. Rx Bandits – Analog Boy
12. Bad Religion – I Want to Conquer the World
13. 88 Fingers Louie – Past Mistakes
14. Local H – Toxic
15. The Adicts – My Baby Got Run Over by a Steamroller
16. The Falcon – The Lazyboy 500
17. The Exploding Hearts – Your Shadow
18. Laura Stevenson and the Cans – Landslide

What are you doing to stop sexual assualt?

19. The Mars Volta – The Widow
20. Nerf Herder – Annalee
21. Bollweevils – Dehumanize
22. The Lawrence Arms – Quicentuple Your Money
23. Nickleback – Rock Starr
24. Operation Ivy – Here We Go Again
25. The Hives – Knock Knock
25. Eight Dayz – What’s so Strange About Me?
26. Pegboy – Superstar
27. Katy Perry – ET
28. Marked Men – Like Robots
29. The Copyrights – Locked Outside a Motel Without Shoes, a Wallet, or a Phone
30. The Blood Brothers – Ambulance vs. Ambulance
31. The Broadways – Restless
32. Proud Scum – I Am a Rabbit
33. Blink 182 – Aliens Exist
34. The Offspring – Have You Ever
35. Cock Sparrer – Riot Squad
36. Squirtgun – Another Sunny Afternoon

Your Community Spirit 2011 April 22

Today is Earth Day! News includes Top Ten Earth Day Tips. Happenings include International Coffee Hour; Interfaith Earth Day; Sustainable Film Series featuring the World of Buckminster Fuller; Italian Primavera for Earth Day at Rice and Spice; Farmer’s Market; Vigil for Peace; Hands-On Gardening Workshop; Ralph Anderson Interfaith Dialog on Communication, Spirituality, and the Sharing of Meaning; Cross-Cultural Training; The World Will Not End In 2012; Friday Night Fair.

InsomniROCK: Gonna Take that Train to the Reptile Station; Play List 4/9/11

The Chicago Herpetological Society’s Reptile Fest went on the weekend of April 9th and 10th and was a major success.  Over 5,000 people showed up to pet some reps! There were snakes, crocodiles, chameleons, turtles, iguanas, and more! One volunteer even had an iguana on top of a snake…on top of his head. It was wild. The show aims at showing children and adults that reptiles and amphibians are friendly animals and can make good pets, as long as they are handled safely.

Here’s the playlist:
1. Iggy and the Stooges – Search and Destroy
2. Green Day – Going to Pasalaqua
3. Slick Shoes – Friday Night
4. The Groovie Ghoulies – I Wanna Have Fun
5. The Copyrights – Cashiers
6. Wesley Willis – Rock ‘N’ Roll McDonalds
7. Common Rider – Small Pebble
8. Lost Prophets – Last Train Home
9. NOFX – Pump Up the Valium

InsomniSNAKES like to cuddle in arm pits.

10. Millencolin – Penguins and Polar Bears
11. Defiance Ohio – Condition 11:11
12. Dillenger Four – Noble Stabbings!!
13. Dr. Frank – Knock Knock
14. The Haddonfields – Highschool Runaway
15. Mr. Bungle – Air Conditioned Nightmare
16. Mustard Plug – Miss Michigan
17. The Dopamines – The Dispatch
18. Operation Ivy – Badtown
19. Michael Jackson – Thriller
20. Tiger Army – Atomic
21. Blur – TV and Coffee
22. Ann Bereta – Love’s easy Tears
23. Rancid – Salvation
24. The Forgetters – The Night Accelerates
25. The Hives – A Get Together to Tear it Apart
26. Seal – Kiss from a Rose
27. The Marked Men – Hate Me Anyway
28. Mad Caddies – Cup O Tea
29. Queens of the Stone Age – First it Giveth
30. Sass Dragons – Makin’ Love
31. Shot Baker – I’m Sorry Illinois
32. I Voted for Kodos – Just Want You to Know
33. The Lawrence Arms – The Corpses of Our Motivations
34. fIREHOSE – In My Mind
35. Bollweevils – Finale