Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SESSION FOUR: At Home with Rose

Playlist for At Home with Rose for Wednesday 25 February, 2009 on Radio23.

My favourite track for today is Whenua by Isle Park. Strange and beautiful.

Thanks heaps to Chelsea from Teacups for sending me tracks for the show. Also to Reuben from Emerald Citeies for Mull Pasha, the new single from their forthcoming release Circa Scaria due out on 6 April.

Subatomic Pop, Bachelorette, Isolation Loops, 2006
Harajuku, Grayson Gilmour, Phantom Limbs, 2005
Electro Rock Power, Disasteradio, Disasteradio, 2002
Glib, Phelps & Munro, A Low Hum (Disc 2), 2004
Poppacino, Bachelorette, Isolation Loops, 2006
Outsleep The Day, Collapsing Cities, Collapsing Cities EP, 2007
mull pasha, An Emerald City
Do You Feel Loathesome?, Grayson Gilmour, Phantom Limbs, 2005
Hotel Azteca, Salon Kingsadore, Hotel Azteca, 2006
Whenua, Isle Park
Blue Penguin, Ruby Suns, Sea Lion, 2008
Moon in a Jar, The Wicks, Why Do People Walk, 2008
Yellow, Fang, A Low Hum (Disc 2), 2004
Pretty (Brimea Mix), Cloudboy, Flying Way Too High, Arclife Records
Zapped, Bailter Space, Wammo
i Dot Heart, Actor slash model
Walk Along, Cloudboy, Cloudboy
Picture You, Tawhiri, Flying Way Too High, Arclife Records
Boatsong, Rosy Tin Teacaddy, Blind Leading the Blind, 2007
Four Eyed Bird Watcher, Teacups
Sea Shanty, Ragamuffin Children, Werecat Lullabies, 2007
Throwing Stones, Sneaky Feelings, Tuatara: A Flying Nun Compilation, 1991
Made Up In Blue, The Bats, Daddy's Highway, 1987
Magic, Teacups
Sophie, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, A Little Bit Wonderful, 2008
There Are Birds, Ruby Suns, Sea Lion, 2008
I Hope The Pope Makes You A Saint, Lawrence Arabia, Lawrence Arabia, 2006
Ballad, Teacups
Princess Chelsea, Your Woman (White Town Cover)
Princess Chelsea, Monkey Eats Bananas

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Go away, girls

Dave and I just watched the first episode of Go Girls. What the fuck?! What a dreadful piece of TV that was. Outrageous Fortune of the North Shore? Sorry, Listener, I don't think so. Don't piggyback on that, you plonkers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SESSION THREE: At Home with Rose

It's that time of the week again. Thanks to i.ryoko (Thomas) for dropping off some tracks for the show.

My favourite track from the show is Alistair Galbraith's sublime “Lull and Make it Snow”.

Listen to the show 7 till 9am on www.radio23.org

Playlist for Thursday 18 February:

Dreamy Flying (Live), Kahu, Flying Way Too High, 496 secs, 2000, Arclife Records
Cut Too Short for Contentment, i.ryoko, 235 secs, 2008
Part 1, Rosy Parlane, Iris, 1149 secs, 2004, Touch
We saw it all through the 20th Century, In the Interest of the Convoy, 416 secs, 2008
Beginning of Compression Amplified by Dislocation, Omit, Transmogrification, 100 secs, 1993, self-released cassette
Return To The Stars, RST, Axes, 294 secs, 2007, Last Visible Dog
Hik, Swung, Voice and Key 1996-2006, 182 secs, 2006, Pseudo Arcana
Laburnum, Jakob, Cale:drew, 470 secs, 2003, Midium Records
The Crossover, Omit, Transmogrification, 461 secs, 1993, self-released cassette
Lull and make it snow, Alistair Galbraith, Cry, 67 secs, Emperor Jones
Untitled 1, White Winged Moth, I Can See Inside Your House, 373 secs, 1995, Poon Village
Shuf, Swung, Voice and Key 1996-2006, 310 secs, 2006, Pseudo Arcana
Track 04, With Throats As Fine As Needles, With Throats As Fine As Needles, 337 secs, 2006, Digitalis Industries / Students of Decay
all quiet on howth now, seht, dronemusic, 268 secs, 2001, Celebrate Psi Phenomenom
Adrift, RST, Axes, 386 secs, 2007, Last Visible Dog
Untitled 1, White Winged Moth, Silo Blanket, 503 secs, 1997, Formacentric
Make The Baby Jesus Cry Some More, Seht, The Voice Of The Taniwha, 404 secs, 2003, Last Visible Dog
Pulsing, Antony Milton, Sirens/And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts, 225 secs, 2005, Last Visible Dog
Lonely Woman, Greg Malcolm, Homesick For Nowhere, 415 secs, 2002, Corpus Hermeticum
Lay Thy Hatred Down, Birchville Cat Motel, Our love will destroy the world, 198 secs, 2006, Pseudo Arcana

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

SESSION TWO: At Home with Rose

It's my non-noise week for my radio show, so a mix of old and new of mixed genre. Okay, Ladyhawke is totally pop, but I love "Paris is Burning". I can't justify it – I just like it.

I'm hoping I can eventually play my show completely live without having to plan ahead, but for now I'm having to do it this way. Been a bit lazy with the links - might add some more in if I have time. I seem to be having a very busy week.

Included are three of my all-time favourite NZ songs - Tall Dwarf's "Nothing's Gonna Happen" (felt like my teenage theme song at the age of 15), The Chills' "Pink Frost" and "Down in Splendour" by Straightjacket Fits. I always did prefer Andrew Brough's voice to Shayne Carter's.

www.radio23.org from 7 to 9 in the morning.

Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!, The Mint Chicks, Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!, 2006
No Plans, Collapsing Cities, Collapsing Cities EP, 2007
Paris Is Burning, Ladyhawke, Ladyhawke, 2008
Holding Back One, Bachelorette, Isolation Loops, 2006
And The Earth Knew Absence, Bachelorette, Isolation Loops, 2006
Bockaw, Leila Adu, Cherry Pie
Memory Bells, John White, Mogwash, 2004
Sailor's Song, John White, Mogwash, 2004
It's Mwangi In Front Of Me, Ruby Suns, Sea Lion, 2008
Afternoon in Bed, The Bats, Thousands of Tiny Luminous Spheres
Eyes Rarely Meet, Age Pryor, A Low Hum (Disc 2), 2004
Somewhere Over The Moon, M√ęstar, Shut The Squizwot Factories Down, 2007
Float On A Feather, John White, Balloon Adventure
The Mystery Lair, Lawrence Arabia, Lawrence Arabia, 2006
The Thinnest Air, Lawrence Arabia, Lawrence Arabia, 2006
I Don't Mind (Lawrence Arabia Remix), Dudley Benson, The Orders, Medals & Decorations EP, 2006
Pink Frost, The Chills, Tuatara - A Flying Nun Compilation, 1991
Dirge, The Verlaines, You're Just Too Obscure For Me
Slow Sad Love Song, The Verlaines, You're Just Too Obscure For Me
One More Reason, Bailter Space, Tanker
Down In Splendor, Straitjacket Fits, Topless Women Talk About Their Lives compilation
In My Craft Or Sullen Art, Mink, For My Mink, 1996
Freeways, The Reduction Agents, The Dance Reduction Agents, 2006
The Pool, The Reduction Agents, The Dance Reduction Agents, 2006
Elmira Vs The Latchkey Kid, Grayson Gilmour, Phantom Limbs, 2005
Stonesthrow, Grayson Gilmour, Phantom Limbs, 2005
Telephone Senor Kleeno, Disasteradio, Disasteradio, 2002
Casiotone Video Lesson, Disasteradio, Disasteradio, 2002
Sleeping During The Day, The Mint Chicks, Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!, 2006
If My Arm Was A Mic Stand, Would You Hold My Hand?, The Mint Chicks, Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!, 2006
Ole Rinka, Ruby Suns, Sea Lion, 2008
Fear Of Opening My Mouth, Collapsing Cities, Fear Of Opening My Mouth, 2008
Skeleton Dance, So So Modern, Real Groove Presents...Awesome Feeling, 2007
How Am I Not Myself?, Shocking Pinks, Shocking Pinks, 2007
Hands, Barge, Barge By Name Barge By Nature, 2007
Any Any, Skeptics, If I Will I Can, 1990
Nothings Gonna Happen, The Tall Dwarfs, It's Bigger Than Both Of Us compilation

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Humour at home

David called me a witch (I was trying very hard to annoy him at the time, and succeeding). Then he said “I think I offended a woman at work when I called her a witch [pause for effect]… I think she's a fundamentalist christian.”

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

SESSION ONE: At Home With Rose

As a preamble to my show tomorrow morning, I want to quote part of a review of PseudoArcana's compilation, The Tone of the Universe (= The Tone of the Earth) on Pitchfork:

“Drone is liturgy. Since its mid-century installation in the repertoire of experimental music, drone has been coded with naked aspirations: people looking to the holy East; people looking to the archaic; people looking into deep space, into the pure machine, into the stranger mind. Drone has always been enamored of the faraway. The sacred, as always, must be imported from there.

“Its devotees are few but fervent. But the faith has always seemed strangely incommunicable: It doesn't seem to get many converts, just initiates and infidels and no commerce between them. Missionary work is a slog. Those who have made stabs at evangelization know the response is usually incredulity rather than hostility. Minimalist classics have been returned to me with a blankness bordering on incomprehension, as if I'd handed out videotapes of television snow and demanded an assessment of character arcs.”

Drone is not to everyone’s taste - that's a given. When I first listened to drone and noise, I found I could only take it in bursts. Sometimes there was some that I just didn't “get” in the least. It's taken a while to get to the stage where I can happily listen to a couple of hours of back-to-back noise and drone. I think that what drone has done for me has helped me find the “music” in the everyday. The sound around us everywhere. The divine noise of life. Listen to the words used in the quote: liturgy, fervent, converts. I went to see the final performance of Birchville Cat Motel in Christchurch and there's such a hush, such a feeling of communion, that you could feel you were in a church. There’s a feeling of reverence at a noise gig. Noise and drone have opened up my aural appreciation, my aural senses. It's helped me to “listen” and it has a meditative quality. Pauline Oliveros uses a term “deep listening” that I rather like.

My playlist is (and will be every week) solely New Zealand. Every other week I'll be playing other NZ music – a mix of genres, but generally away from the mainstream. Radio23 is international, so I want to get some NZ music out there that I'd like people to hear.

I hope it all works according to plan because the station is still in Beta mode and this is a test run for me.

Tracklist for my first session:

‘Metal Feathers Can Fly’, Peter Wright, Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box , 277 seconds, 2005, Last Visible Dog
‘Lull’, Swung, Voice and Key, 130 seconds, 2006, Pseudo Arcana
‘Junkshop Rainbow Superserpent’, Birchville Cat Motel, Second Curved Surface Destroyer (Disc 2), 1739 seconds, 2008, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon
‘Hong Kong Abracadabra’, Birchville Cat Motel, Second Curved Surface Destroyer (Disc 2), 1189 seconds, 2008, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon
‘Use’, 1/3 octave band, Sub Lumina, 870 seconds, 2006, Humbug
‘Antarctica Download (Edit)’, Seht, The Tone Of The Universe (=The Tone of the Earth), 421 seconds, 2005, Pseudo Arcana
‘Mem’, Swung, Voice and Key, 137 seconds, 2006, Pseudo Arcana
‘And Where The Colored Planes Are Rafts’, Antony Milton, Sirens/And Where The Coloured Planes Are Rafts, 252 seconds, 2005, Last Visible Dog
‘Amber Eyed’, The Nether Dawn, The Tone Of The Universe (=The Tone of the Earth), 212 seconds, 2005, PseudoArcana
‘Catchpool 01’, Seht, Invisible Pyramid: Elegy Box , 815 seconds, 2005, Last Visible Dog
‘Requiem For John Fahey’, Seht, The Voice Of The Taniwha, 657 seconds, 2003, Last Visible Dog
‘Dudi’, Swung, Voice and Key, 265 seconds, 2006, Pseudo Arcana

Radio23.org

I'm doing a weekly radio show for Radio23 - live tomorrow morning from 7-9am NZ time - called At Home With Rose (of course). NZ noise-drone-ambient. Radio23 is still on test drive. Hope it all goes according to plan!

It's going to be a weekly show. Kinda exciting cos I've never done anything like this before.

I'll post the playlist here in the morning.

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