Monthly Archives: June 2012
Independent artists spotlighted on The Musical Transportation Spree (1991-2006) continue to release self-created audio now. New sound collages by Greg Carr appear on the cassette, Home Taping is Killing Music (available from gojohnnygo.com).
Greg was a guest on MTS in 2000 and described how his art originated at KFAI’s Walker Church studios.
Greg also created a new soundscape with MTS hosts Jerry and Chris.
PS In 2005, a collection of mixes from Greg’s own KFAI show Technological Retreat was released in a limited edition of 500 by the Innova label, with package layout by SE’s multimedia enabler Drew Miller.
Jerry’s brother, Wayne Modjeski, is a gifted cartoonist who created an amazing poster in honor of the Little City in Space‘s 10th Anniversary in 1989. It’s worth taking a close look!
Available for listening at archive.org: radio gems of Jerry with Charles Brin (1923-2016), whose acting credits include the movies Grumpy Old Men, A Serious Man and Inherit the Wind on Broadway.
Jerry’s original radio works featured Charles as Sherlock Holmes; portraying crafty Tolarr catapulting Dick Future and his Dancing Stool to the White House; Charles Brin reading Charles Fort; and Charles rapping Beat word-poetry as Lord Buckley hosting a TV kids show, Danny Phantom. Here’s a teaser, a clip of Charles Brin on Mechanical Spider Clinic as a zebra giving Mickey and Donald a tour of apartheid South Africa, in Jerry’s 1985 lampoon of Disney cartoon characters used as diplomats to foreign cultures.
During a late Saturday night Little City in Space show in 1980, broadcast via KFAI studios at the Walker Church in south Minneapolis, LCS producer Stu Mathews taped Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead who were giving their spoken testimonials on behalf of the non-profit, volunteer-run radio station. After finishing recording, Mickey and Bill gave money to Stu for helping as they left the KFAI Walker Church studios to rejoin the rest of band in Minneapolis for a concert.