Tribute to the late Mufon investigator Craig Lang (d2018), he explains his UFO abduction research and describes close encounter cases for this half hour of KFAI studio interview clips from the late 1990s, following introduction to Mufon by William McNeff (MN state director); with UFO Update host, Jerry Modjeski, and the talents of Mike Driscoll, Betty Luca Andreasson, Pete Lee, Chris Waterbury, Bat Lenny, La Sonorite Jaune. Listen: https://archive.org/details/UFOUpdate_CraigLangCloseUp
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Turn back the crock exactly thirty years to KFAI-FM’s digest of silly satire, The Mechanical Spider Clinic, featuring holiday-themed advertising, Consumer Survival Biscuit, Lazlo Morbid, TV Guise, and a satire about the over-commercialization of Christmas (inspired by Jerry’s idol, the late Stan Freberg’s Green Chri$tma$).
Bonus: The Elvis After-Xmas, After-Life Sale at Chez Bob’s Detail Recount Store, also Consumer Survival Biscuit and TV Guise tributes to the King from January 3, 1986. Bat Lenny and The Toy Lovers team up for a sound composition Gangbusters Christmas.
Featuring the talents of Mark Masyga, Chuck Isle, Rob Shapiro, Diana Swan, Bob Rynkiewicz, Leigh Bowser, Andy Schultz. MSC Theme by Bat Lenny. Listen: https://archive.org/details/mechanicalspiderclinicchristmas
Thanks to Mark Masyga, Wayne Modjeski & Chris Waterbury for assistance on this post.
Wacky word jazz describing idiot box imagery with the Mechanical Spider Clinic‘s four vidiots, Peter Stenshoel, Chuck Isle, Mark Masyga & Jerry.
These half-wits matched wits on the air February 27, 1987 (KFAI, Minneapolis-St.Paul) and met again at a house party a year later February 13, 1988 as the tape recorder rolled capturing the event (photos) before a gathering of their friends (pardon some of the overripe sound levels). Listen: https://archive.org/details/battle_of_the_tv_guise
The Post-Void Radio Theater brings outer space living down to Earth via their KFAI series, Little City in Space. Here are more highlights from the late 1980s with hosts Peter Stenshoel, Stu Mathews and Jerry.
News from Nowhere rounds up current events, along with Sports and the Paul Bunny commentary, featuring ads for Paul Molitor Dish Washing Liquid, and for an enigmatic contraption called The MJ-12. Music by Myron Floren, The Crops, Bat Lenny, The Harmonicats.
Thanks to the voices of Joan Timmis, Chuck Isle and Dan (Dr. Science) Coffey.
The legendary jungle-man finds himself in strange surroundings. Television gets skewered (The Schlockford Files). Also visits with Lazlo Morbid, the bad samaritan lurking next door to you. Commercial parodies include The J. Edgar Hoover Vacuum / Bash-A-Limb Contact Limbs / The Uneven Arms Alarm Clock Palace / Clobber City. Listen at Archive.org.
Voices by Kay Kirscht, John Darling, Mark Masyga, Chuck Isle, Peter Stenshoel. Thanks to Mark for visual (above). Material from broadcasts of The Mechanical Spider Clinic and Another Flask of Weird (KFAI, Minneapolis-St. Paul). MSC Theme by Bat Lenny.
Another installment of archived KFAI radio’s Random Access with Frothing at the Beaker. Above: on-air studio above south Minneapolis’ Walker Church, Jerry, Marc Myers, Chuck Isle, December 9, 1983. Marc recently wrote from Nebraska: “It was definitely my introduction to you the Nordic wordsmiths, and the Finnegan’s Awake all-night radio tootelage that left me with buzzing ears and need for ballast for the brain.”
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker from February 25, 1984. Chuck & Jerry with TV Guise, ads for Spin-Around Hank’s, Ominous Pizza, Steak & Identity, Biff Metaluna Big Nocturne Projectiles.
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker January 5, 1985 featuring home tapers Bat Lenny. Also new music by Bomis Prendin, The Ghostwriters, Harold Budd-Brian Eno, Chas Smith, The Soldiers Who Brought Magazines, Marc Myers.
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Spoof of 1950s sci-fi Taraunchyla! a giant radioactive arachnid on the rampage for this best-of the Mechanical Spider Clinic. Also: Charles Brin portrays Sherlock Holmes Versus The Spider Lady (Diana Swan). Mark Masyga as Dr. Watsump; Andy Schultz is Rondo, The Creeper.
Lazlo Morbid does Parasite Home Companion with News From Lake Woe.
Additional voices of Rob Shapiro, Leigh Bowser, Bob Rynkiewicz, Beryl Greenberg, and Dexter.
Extras: Original MSC music cues by Bat Lenny (Hot Rods From Outer Space); Brian Anderson (Danny Phantom).
KFAI, Minneapolis-St. Paul. Listen at archive.org
Much-needed political satire featuring a talking grubworm (Leigh Bowser) who sounds like JFK, has presidential ambitions and uses the handsome, yet incredibly stupid Dick Future as his “front man,” and with the backing of crafty Tolarr (Charles Brin) plot their way into the White House. Original music by Bat Lenny.
Leigh Bowser’s current gig is singing with the North Carolina pop duo, The Del Zorros.
The Blank, based on a true story about a vocal mimic who temporarily lost his mind, but not his voices. Performed before a live audience for 1961: The Year That Time Forgot by the Grand Rapids (MI) Radio Players, produced and directed by Michael Packer with original music by Gene Traas.