The Musical Transportation Spree Returns!

Chris Waterbury, Jerry Modjeski, Chuck Isle, Stu Mathews at KFAI, Minneapolis

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:

https://archive.org/details/MTSReturns

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.

Thanks to Mason Butler at KFAI; engineers Blanche Fubar; Greg Carr. Also featuring the talents of Peter Stenshoel; Damon Mathews; Greg Bishop; Miriam Stonehill

MTS Theme by Bat Lenny.

 

 

Scorchedear Post #70

Jerry sez: It’s fun reaching listeners with scorchedear Internet Archive logoaudio and most popular offerings UFO Update, The Clown Show, The Beer Show, More Beer!, Flying Saucer Songs, The Platter Party, One Bubble Off Plumb Two, Heroes & Villains, 2071243,uHB0NL5bGDJL9dyHnktoeq0Nw7XivwSubPvyZT_5Smt+CslGxWUiU0buAB4vkKKZ_Y_G7SGC1csBlRG_nSOviw== Little City in Space (i.e. Dreams & UFOs, Download Revue #1 and #2, Golden Cage Vol. 2), Vintage Flask 1982, More Vintage Flask 1982-1983. Thanks for perusing the archives!

Added aircheck: Another Flask of Weirdimg004 from November 5, 1983 (Chuck & Jerry’s Last Wake Up South Side) with ads for Mr. Skin, Oochie-Baba Cone Cups with the no-nonsense pulleys), TV Previews, Chuck Isle’s tape rendering…

Chuck Isle

Chuck Isle

Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkee on My Knee.

Chuck photo by Marc Myers.

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.

The Post Void: Damon,Peter and Stuart

LCS promo photo - Stu&DwPeterTVThe Post-Void combo that has probably done the greatest number of Little City in Space radio shows is Damon Mathews (left), Peter Stenshoel (on TV) and Stuart Mathews (right). (Photo by Gordon Mathews)

They were present (with Jeff Pike) when LCS started in 1978; after a two year sojourn in Japan, Peter re-joined as a regular in 1983; Damon, Peter & Stu performed in the Little City in Space movie; andDamon-Peter-Stu after LCS left KFAI in 1985, the trio spent many hours creating audition tapes for National Public Radio.

Little City in Space *Download Revue # 13 Post-Void political satire: crazy candidates vie for votes. Damon, Peter & Stu use their floating space platform to deliver hilarious speeches. Listen archive.orgInternet Archive logo

*Stu Mathews, Chuck Isle host Download Revue: Shows from LCS’ past, plus new material from members of the Post Void Radio Theater. A feature of KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree.

JUST ARCHIVED: Early LCS! December 1978 – January 1979 see comments on Scorchedear’s Little City in Space Page for links to airchecks.

January 21, 1979 – Little City logoStuart, Damon & Peter welcome KFAI listeners to orbiting satellite LCS-1. Gems of mirth at the birth of the long-running show. Listen to 1-21-79 at archive.org

Post-Voiders: Peter Stenshoel & Download Revue 2

Peter Stenshoel helped start the Post Void Radio Theater in 1977, the writing collective of the Little City in Space show. During his 1981-83 hiatus in Japan, he sent crafted tape compositions for LCS. Returning full time in 1983, he’s helped keep the show aloft to the present.img002 Peter is co-credited as originator of LCS’ conception as broadcasts coming from space for Earth. His inspiration derived from his heroes like Sun Ra and Philip K. Dick; the playful space-mythos of Gong. Peter’s role call up of agitated alien voice Paul Bunny is one of the most enduring regular features of LCS.

Here’s a commercial Peter created on LCS for Würsterkäsen Scenario Beer…listen & enjoy!

pictured: Peter Stenshoel, Damon Mathews 1984.Peter-Damon

LCS Download Revue #2 w/ guest Peter Stenshoel, featuring Little City In Space from October 27, 1984: The Most Three! News! Sports! Joblines! Paul Bunny! Dogmatix House of Excelsior! Eve Hallow! Jack Swekkmakk!Internet Archive logo New commercials for The Buyeria Mall and Hole Foods! Now hear this at archive.org

Little City in Space Download Revue #1

The broadcasts of the Download Revue (2001-2006), courtesy of KFAI’s Musical Transportation Spree, were hosted by Little City in Space co-founder Stuart Mathews, and Chuck Isle, LCS fan since 1979. They accessed the memory library of the Bob-2000 computer to re-play old LCS radio shows; also feature new contributions from The Post Void Radio Theater, as well as the talents of Mark Masyga.DSCN9440-daBoyz

(l-r: Jerry, Mark, Stuart, Chuck)

Download Revue #1:  Valentine’s Day 1981 aboard the Little City in Space, with special KFAI guest Helen Highwater; Kari Gold; Eunice Stenshoel; Alex & Adam Merchlewitz. The Post Void Radio Theater, Jeff Pike, Damon Mathews, Peter Stenshoel & Stu Mathews read public service announcements, news, sports, joblines & weather for LCS, with The Paul Bunny Report.

Sponsored by Mister Marble Head; Chicken Box; Lou Freedom’s New Used Transformation; and Toast.

Listen to Download #1 at archive.orgInternet Archive logo

More Download Revues & Best-Of Collections: see Comments on our LCS page!

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