Greg Bishop, host of the long-running series Radio Misterioso, phoned UFO Update for a live report from Roswell, New Mexico July 5, 1997. Greg is the author of Project Beta detailing the military cover-up and disinformation behind the Paul Bennewitz affair. More recently, Greg published the book It Defies Language which even mentions Jerry in its Kindle edition. Surprise guest appearance by Travis Walton; with Jerry and co-host Chris Waterbury. Listen: https://archive.org/details/UFOUpdate-LiveFromRoswell
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Harken back 25 years to 1992 and those lovely June days when The Musical Transportation Spree‘s hosts Jerry & Chris Waterbury corresponded with prominent home taping personalities for how-to recording techniques and advice. Responses arrived from around the globe: Lord Litter, Stegor, Thomas Pradel, Carl Howard, Tom Furgas, The Larry Mondello Band, Scott Walker (Alien Planetscapes), My Personal Demons, David Saint, Due Process, David Barnes, Marc Myers, John January, The Bill Jones Show, Charles Dayton, Greenhouse Effect, Fish Drum, Pascal Uni, Doug Michael & The Outer Darkness, Chorus of Souls, many others, featuring KFAI studio guest (and home taper) Peter Stenshoel. Listen to the results at archive.org https://archive.org/details/ATapewormsGuideToHomeTapingPart2
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From 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_07211991
In 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 Brin 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).
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One 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. 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/PlasticEyeMiracleInterview
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.
Jerry & Chris Waterbury (pictured left) had the pleasure to speak candidly by telephone with one of guitar’s legends, 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 Syndrome, with 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).
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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; 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
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