UFO Update: Minot, North Dakota 1968

Capt. Brad Runyon's Drawing MUFON investigator Bill McNeff‘s UFO casebook: The U.S. Air Force near Minot, North Dakota encounters a mysterious, giant unknown craft (see above: witness illustration). With host Jerry Modjeski. Listen: https://archive.org/details/ufoupdate_minot1968Internet Archive logo

More documentation of this case with additional military witness testimony at historian Tom Tulien’s awesome website.

Ambient background by La Sonorite Juane. Thanks to Chris Waterbury; and creative inspiration from far-out alien blogs by fashionablylazyloungelizard.

Musical Transportation Spree 7-27-91

img003From the dusty orange crate of tapes comes this 45 minute aircheck excerpt of the second show of The Musical Transportation Spree (KFAI, Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1991-2006). Independent cassette culture spotlight during the Now That’s Interesting portion features Plastic Eye Miracle, a dream from The Rudy Schwartz Project (from Don Campau‘s Dreamscape compilation), Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (ad), with an extended music set of The Tesla Ensemble from Michigan. Hosts Chris Waterbury, Bernard Olson with Jerry; show intro by Patti Walsh. Listen: https://archive.org/details/MTS_07211991Internet Archive logo

Bernard, Chris

Bernard, Chris

 

Sounds of Forbidden Planet: Bebe Barron Interview

img002.bebeIn honor of the 60th anniversary of science-fiction movie classic Forbidden Planet, here’s Jerry’s interview with Bebe Barron, co-composer of the amazing electronic soundtrack. She and husband Louis Barron (1920-1989) previously worked with John Cage, Edgard Varese. Listen: https://archive.org/details/bebebarroninterview

Special thanks to the late Charles BrinInternet Archive logo for making possible this interview aired on The Musical Transportation Spree‘s show-within-a-show, the Spinner Sanctum “Electronaganza” in 2000; featuring bonus interview material not part of the original broadcast. Bebe Barron passed away in 2008. Thanks also to Julian West, Chris Waterbury, Incredibly Strange Music Vol. 2 (book).

Bebe & Louis Barron

Bebe & Louis Barron

Plastic Eye Miracle Interview

Plastic+eye+MiracleOne of the most creative teams to independently release original music was Ohio’s Plastic Eye Miracle. PEM’s Michael Gonzales and Doug Wofsey prolifically recorded numerous cassette tapes for sale and distribution.PEM1 Jerry & Chris Waterbury, assisted by Greg Mathieson and Bernard Olson interviewed Plastic Eye Miracle for KFAI radio’s Musical Transportation Spree‘s show-within-a-show Now That’s Interesting in 1992. Listen: https://archive.org/details/PlasticEyeMiracleInterviewSKM_284e15120614180_0001

Mechanical Spider Christmas

Santa_spiderTurn 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$tma$).

Stan Freberg (from Jerry's 1977 sketchbook)

Stan Freberg (from Jerry’s 1977 sketchbook)

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.

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The Tony Levin Interview

Jerry & ChrisJerry & Chris Waterbury (pictured left) had the pleasure to speak candidly by telephone with one of guitar’s legends, Tony Levin.

Tony Levin

Tony Levin

Tony describes working with drummer Bill Bruford (Tony & Bill are an important part of King Crimson), specifically their Upper Extremities collaboration featuring David Torn & Chris Botti. Also heard is Black Light Syndromewith Terry Bozzio & Steve Stevens.

Tony is considered one of the greatest exponents of the Chapman Stick (pictured). He’s also a sought-after session musician, playing for Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Catie Curtis, Buddy Rich and many others. Tony talks about his work with them, running his own independent record label, and his unique love of barbershop quartet harmonizing.

Also heard: The Clams, Tony’s rare 45 spoofing The Carpenters’ “Close to You” (ala Spike Jones).

Listen: https://archive.org/details/musicaltransportationspreetonylevininterview

Internet Archive logoBroadcast 1998 on The Musical Transportation Spree, KFAI Minneapolis-St. Paul.

UFO Update Volume 6

KookOut UFO Update: news, observations and history from KFAI broadcasts as a feature of The Musical Transportation Spree.

Kook-Out gathered the investigative minds behind The Excluded Middle, Elf Infested Spaces and Crash Collusion to discuss visions of Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Jesus,  near-death/out-of-body experiences & UFOs.

Vol. 6: Out-of-this-world movie & TV extracts; dreams of Mister Ed and The Wheel of Fortune; book excerpts  from Whitley Strieber’s Transformation; Larry Warren’s Left at East Gate; Other Tongues, Other Flesh by contactee George Hunt Williamson (1953); and The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree, a children’s story written & illustrated by Louis Slobodkin, published in 1952.

Also featuring William Shatner; Art Bell; David M. Jacobs, Ph.D; Adam Gorightly; Alec Newald; Jim Doerter; Brent Raynes;Internet Archive logo Gregory Little; Paul Rydeen; Greg Bishop; Robert Larson; Peter Stenshoel; Sun Ra; Mel Blanc; Patrick Babcock; Craig Lang; Chris Waterbury; Soundscapes provided by Heather Perkins; La Sonorite Jaune.

Listen to UFO Update Volume 6 at Archive.org

Little City in Space 15th and 16th Anniversary Shows

LCS96January 6, 1995, the Post Void Radio Theater fired up Little City in Spaces retro rockets for new fun and old memories invading KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree, followed by an on-board visit from Blanche Fubar on Fubar Omniverse.

This 16th Anniversary celebration brings together Jerry, Stu Mathews & Peter Stenshoel (left to right) as well as original LCS co-founder, Damon Mathews.

News From Nowhere / Joblines / Sports with Nick Hotplate / The *Secret* Paul Bunny Tape / The Return of Eve Hallow / The Most 3 / Bevvy the Beverage Bear / Families in Orbit.  Sponsored by Achey Breakey Steak Sauce / Fred Bomb Pops / The Bible Belt / The Jolly Gambler Department Store / Smitherweenies / The Lamprey Eel 

Debut: New music by Dick Dammit (right).img003(1)

Bonus: Blanche Fubar reads TV Guise update!

Listen to 16th Anniversary at Archive.org     

Internet Archive logoAlso Archived: LCS 15th Anniversary ! The Return of Paul Bunny / The NASA Snack Outlet and much more! From December 1993, with Jerry and Stu Mathews.

To listen click this link:  LCS 15th Anniversary Show

Little City in Space Download Revue #18

LCS promo photo - Stu & Damon wFlashlight Stuart & Damon Mathews (pictured above) carried on as regular hosts of The Little City in Space show between 1981 and 1983 . In the LCS aircheck presented on Download Revue #18, they’re joined by special guest Dave Vischer. Features: This Week’s Scratchy Record; News,  Sports,  Joblines; Otto’s Nose Wear. Listen at archive.org

Photo by Gordon Mathews. LCS Download Revue features classic clips &Internet Archive logo all-new material by The Post Void Radio Theater. Edited & curated by Stu Mathews & Chuck Isle; broadcast engineered by Chris Waterbury, on The Musical Transportation Spree, KFAI (Mpls.-St.Paul). ***Now Archived, Download Revues #14 and #15 posted on our LCS page under Comments.

UFO Update: Alien Visitors

img003 UFO Update: Alien Visitors examines close encountersSadayatana_002 with non-human entities: recordings, first person accounts of interaction with occupants of UFOs.

Hear the findings of researcher-authors David M. Jacobs Ph.D. (The Threat); Dr. John Mack M.D. (Abduction); Raymond Fowler (The Andreasson Affair); with field investigators Beverly Trout; William McNeff; Craig Lang; Mike Driscoll (Mutual UFO Network) offering case witness testimony.img002

Decide for yourself the meaning of this phenomenon that’s been going on for more than decades, over generations of family members. Listen at Archive .org

Internet Archive logoProduced by Jerry Modjeski for The Musical Transportation Spree, KFAI (Mpls.-St.Paul), featuring Chris Waterbury; Stuart Mathews; Rebecca Swim; Leslie Eaton; Bob Luca; Betty Andreasson-Luca; Becky Andreasson; Art Bell; “Jendra”; “Larry”; “Tim.” Music: The Benevolent Space Brother Blues (excerpt) by The Weird Winonans; Photo by Chuck Isle; thanks Usward and X-Ray Delta One. 

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