It’s now available for listening, thanks to Free Forgotten Music channel on YouTube!
Projects past, present and future from Jerry Modjeski
Wayne Modjeski shares memories and describes special contributions for the “urn” (photo) for his late brother Jim. Jerry Modjeski delivers closing remarks for Jim’s August 21 memorial at the Preston Veterans Cemetary in Minnesota. Listen:
Here is a tribute to Jerry‘s brother, Jim Smith (1952-2020) who voiced the Little City in Space monster, Ramura. The original 1989 audio report, a humorous excerpt from the News From Nowhere beamed from orbiting satellite featured Jim as Ramura. Listen:
Also featuring the talents of Kay Kirscht (reporter); Brian Anderson (music); Mark Masyga (TV Guise ad), Peter Stenshoel (digital transfer).
Here is a salute to Ken Dresher (d2019), rock-and-roll musician from Minnesota notable for his dynamic drumming as driving force behind the Ventures-inspired guitars of his band, The Revtunes; and creator of video farce with Ken’s spoof The Surf Toads.
This recently assembled tribute to Ken spotlights ten electrifying live instrumental tracks of The Revtunes at Minneapolis’ legendary 7th Street Entry in 1987, a band set list with Ken Dresher originals (Ride the Solar Wind; Hyper-Intension), revved instrumental classics like Out of Limits, Penetration and can Ken kick serious drum on Wipe Out? To hear the Revtunes’ Entry concert, click here !!!
Ken also produced a 45 single check out on YouTube The Revtunes playing the A-side, The Twomp:
Here’s the Ken Dresher composition on the B-side, Freefall:
Thanks Mark Masyga; Greg Carr; Chris Waterbury; Ray Dahl; Big Bad Melvin.
It’s the one-night-only return to KFAI radio of The Musical Transportation Spree that occurred May 25, 2019, with original show hosts Chris Waterbury and Jerry, joined by cohorts Stu Mathews and Chuck Isle representing the Little City in Space Download Revue! Listen:
MTS First Hour: Now That’s Interesting, the indi-DIY department welcomes the prolific creator behind The Rudy Schwartz Project, Joe Newman, for live phone interview; music of home recorders Underdub (aka Dick Dammit); robO; live phone interview with Doug Michael, guitarist-composer, builder of instruments and teacher. Also Abcess Grenk; Ludwig Sears.
MTS Second Hour: in-studio guest Dave Michael of The Southside Aces gives a Schnickelfritz demo with woodblocks (photo, below) from the 1930s comedy orchestra of Freddie Fisher; Little City in Space highlights from the 20th Anniversary Special; New UFO Update report of a local paranormal hot spot by Jerry; MTS finale David Bowie tribute set.
MTS Theme by Bat Lenny.
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This recorded trip down radio memory lane features a recent interview with Chuck Isle, Jerry’s Another Flask of Weird partner, as well as their new commercials for Bi-Polar Foods; Flask Bathroom Spray; The Ernest Walk-In Tub; Parts Unknown and return of an old AFOW sponsor, Throbbing Red Oatmeal. Tune In:
Near his Osseo, Minnesota childhood home, Chuck watched KANO announcers through the station’s street window. Later, his radio activity included discovery of The Oidar Wavelength; KAAY with Beeker Street‘s distinctive electronic sounds. In high school, a comedy team with Dave Johnson led to a production for KAXE, where Chuck met Bill McKeever; Jerry recounts meeting Chuck at KFAI in 1982. Bonus: vintage records by Johnny Fields and Junior Ferguson.
Special thanks to Will Challeen of Broken World Records.
In concert on stage at the Winona Art Center, time-lost troubadour Jack Norton recreates 1930s novelty music by local legend Freddie Fisher, as part of Schnickelfest 2004, with a band of Twin Cities stalwarts including the Southside Aces.
Jerry Modjeski‘s introductory historical narration describes Fisher’s performing life and success in Winona, St. Paul, Hollywood and Aspen, Colorado. Watch:
Thanks to Greg Carr for conversion; Kitty Norton, video; Wayne Modjeski, photos.
Here is a short cartoon filmed on Super 8 for a high school class project by Mark Masyga and Jerry Modjeski. Watch:
Finally the original analog soundtrack, previously played back on portable cassette player each time the movie was projected, is now united digitally with picture; greatly assisted by Greg Carr.
When Chris Waterbury & Jerry celebrated 10 years broadcasts of their radio show The Musical Transportation Spree on July 28, 2001, video cameraman Casey Holt followed them into KFAI’s Minneapolis studios, thanks to him we have this clip. See and hear Chris & Jerry proudly look back on their history of presenting diverse home-recorded sound artists. Watch:
Some tape voices from out of their past overheard: Earl Root from Root of All Evil; Minoy; Brian (ZXQ) Anderson; Hermanos Guzanos; Plastic Eye Miracle; Joe (Rudy Schwartz Project) Newman; Revlac; Bat Lenny & more.
Special gratitude to Greg Carr for digital conversion; also Blanche Fubar.
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