It’s now available for listening, thanks to Free Forgotten Music channel on YouTube!
Projects past, present and future from Jerry Modjeski
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:
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.
MTS Theme by Bat Lenny.
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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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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
Frothing at the Beaker appeared first on Drew Miller‘s show Adrenalin Solution one month after Chuck & Jerry quit Wake Up South Side. Later on Saturday’s Random Access, FATB replaced Rob Ordahl who vacated his air shift which alternated with that of Dave Reinhold between Midnight and 6 a.m. (Little City in Space aired 10 p.m. to 12).
Flask of Weird Adrenalin Solution – with Drew Miller from December 9, 1983. Chuck’s Public Service Announcements / TV & radio previews / ads for Spot Welders, Inc.; The Round School of Wow & Perfect Voice; Cletus Tobacco’s Breakfast Froth & Coital Topping / Marc Myers & Drew’s cool vinyl.
Adrenalin Solution Substitution: Frothing at the Beaker – December 17, 1983. Guest Mark Masyga with Marc Myers, Chuck & Jerry. TV Previews / Commercials for Aquatic Fish Close-Up Toothpaste; Halcyon Days Chewing Tobacco; The Oh-You-Supreme Being Candy Gift Box & Tax Shelter; Bullmoose Interchange (with the Locking Hindsight).
Random Abcess: Marc Myers & Jerry host January 14, 1984; ad for The Batter-Operated Fish Boss / home tapers Craig Swanson (Alien Man); Marc & Jerry (Taping Your Brains Out).
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker excerpts from January 28, 1984. Chuck & Jerry with TV previews* / ad for The Huck L. Zowie Finger Indexer / Cassette compilation Supply Side at Work from Ohio by Bob Forward / Marc coins moniker “TV Guise”*
Random Access: Frothing at the Beaker – from February 11, 1984. With Peter (Little City in Space) Stenshoel, Marc Myers. TV Guise / ads for Resus Peanut-Butter Filled Monkeys; Alka – Dan; Digital Ernie’s Techno-Hut.
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The recovery of radio transcribed from ancient cassette tapes to digital continues with Another Flask of Weird from October 22, 1983. Returning to Minneapolis after his two year sojourn in Japan, guest Peter Stenshoel (acquaintance of AFOW host Chuck Isle) meets Mark Masyga & Jerry for the first time. Sponsors include Bodrigan’s Clamps of Indecision; Post-Haste Cereal; Chez Bob’s Detail Recount Store Halloween Sale ’83. The cast provide TV previews, records by Eric Dolphy, Horace Andy, Haruomi Hosono, The Doo-Dooettes, Jad Fair, J.B. Lenoir, The Insect Surfers, No-Y-Z, Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Chico Hamilton, Jimmy Carl Black, Eugene Chadbourne, and rare audio by Twin Cities talents The Toy Lovers, Subject to Change, Lane Ellwanger, David Stenshoel, Bruce Labelle, Kyle Huggins & Michael Russell. Listen at Archive.org
Pictured flask designed by Gary Rodrique. See other flasks of weird at http://www.cafepress.com/+weird+flasks
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Don Campau, long time host of the DIY showcase No Pigeonholes, has documented numerous prominent home recordists as part of his Living Archive, including newly digitized Peter Stenshoel music from Strangely Colored Map, a double cassette compilation. Listen here.
It’s the 25th anniversary of the release of Strangely Colored Map, called “The Trout Mask Replica of home taping.” Talents behind projects at Scorchedear.com support Peter’s various compositions: The Infinity Art Unit; Stuart Mathews; David Stenshoel; Damon Mathews; Blanche Fubar; Miriam Stonehill; Jerry Modjeski; Andy Schultz; Bob Zander. Also includes works by Phil Hey, Todd Harper and Mark Maistrovich; with notable appearances by Twin Cities music legends Max Swanson, Anthony Cox, Mark Freeman and Lane Ellwanger.
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