September 8, 2014
HIGH LIFE 9-7-14 (1981 Edition)

The decade continues. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out this post. 1981 was a weird year. Reagan was finally sworn in, he was shot, he survived. The first test-tube baby was born. Muhammad Ali boxed for the last time. Apparently the Italian government collapsed when it was found out most of the officials were connected to some shady, fascist rogue Masonic lodge called Propaganda Due. It’s actually a pretty cool story. Bob Marley died at age 36 from cancer.

This is the last episode of HIGH LIFE featured on KBGA for the foreseeable future, I’m taking a new job that causes something of a scheduling conflict and at the moment, there’s no time-slot available that would work. It’s a bummer, for sure, but we’ll be continuing this Eighties Series, piecing together our mixes and probably just putting them directly on Mixcloud and this blog. We hope to find a new slot on KBGA soon but oh well. We’ll let you know. Expect 1982 in a week or so.

Here’s the playlist:

 Craig Leon - She Wears a Hemispherical Skullcap
 Modern Guy - Electrique Sylvie (Full Length Version)
 Tom Tom Club - Genius Of Love
 23 Skidoo - Last Words
 The Human League - I Am The Law
 Kraftwerk - Computer Love
 The Homosexuals - Nursery Chimes
 The Cleaners From Venus - Helpless
 Rolling Stones - Heaven
 Grace Jones - Art Groupie
 This Heat - Sleep
 The Au Pairs - Repetition
 Echo & the Bunnymen - Over the Wall
 Public Image Limited - Flowers of Romance
 The Clean - Quickstep (Live)
 The Barracudas - Don’t Let Go
 The dB’s - Black and White
 Dolphins - She Took A Long Cold Look
 Television Personalities - This Angry Silence
 The Slits - Earthbeat
 Gang of Four - What We All Want 
 Bush Tetras - You Can’t Be Funky
 Delta 5 - Journey
 The Birthday Party - Cry
 The Laughing Apple - Wouldn’t You
 New Order - Dreams Never End
 The Blue Nile - I Love This Life
 The Go-Go’s - Our Lips Are Sealed
 Lindsey Buckingham - Mary Lee Jones
 The Stranglers - Golden Brown
 ESG - UFO

Stream it here: HIGH LIFE 9-7-14 (1981 Edition)

September 6, 2014

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

(via psyxchic)

September 6, 2014
(Live) Blogging Hemp Fest

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I spent the better part of my day at Missoula’s 19th Annual Hempfest in Caras Park. It was everything I hoped for and more. All times listed are PM in the possibility that you cared or something.

1:39 - “This Fest is DOPE, y’all!”
1:44 - The guy at the booth selling scarves and weapons really loves demonstrating his taser.
1:58 - There he goes again.
2:37 - I’ve seen at least five people dressed like Sinbad the Sailor.
2:41 - Taser time.
2:46 - If Spencer’s Gifts had a stand at this thing they’d be sure to make a killing.
2:47 - White people everywhere wearing red, green, and gold.
2:57 - Taser guy strikes.
3:04 - Three very fucked up people just showed up. One guy dressed as sexy Batman, two others, a guy and a lady, in matching sexy Robin costumes.
3:50 - Pretty boring, save for a band in full cowboy regalia playing “Super Freak.”
3:59 - The dude next to me just took a shit ton of drops from some weed tincture offered by a hippie-mom. 
4:01 - Q: “Is this music?” A: “I think so.”
4:18 - It’s always amazing the crossover between crust punks and hippies at events like this.
4:59 - Success! First juggalo sighting of the day!
5:02 - The oldest hippies here look 29 going on 70.
5:05 - The Joker has arrived! At least some dude in full costume. Sexy Batman and Robins are long gone. :(
5:23 - A dude with a fannypack and the most perplexing body.
6:42 - And now I am no longer there. It’s still going til at least 10pm I’m pretty sure.
9:46 - I can still hear this from my house across the river. 

September 1, 2014
HIGH LIFE 8-31-14 (1980 Edition)

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This is the first in a series of ten radio shows I’ve put together documenting music of the 1980s. The first question you may be asking is “why?” and to be honest, I didn’t really have a reason when I decided to do this. You could say I chose this decade willy-nilly (I did), but the more I’ve delved deep the more I’m certain that the 80s deserves a better representation than whatever passes for nostalgia radio these days. There are gonna be some “hits” from time to time but really, I’ve tried hard to avoid most of the stereotypes consuming those ten years. Consider this an “alternative history” of 1980s music. It isn’t all pop, it isn’t all new wave, or punk, or whatever. I tried hard to create a well rounded playlist for each decade that still fits into the loosely defined aesthetic of HIGH LIFE.

To explain my process: each show specifies a year and all of the music played in each show was released during the year in question. There are bound to be some historical errors but this is an example of my methodology: if an English band released a record in England in 1984 but it wasn’t released in the US until 1985, I considered the songs for the 1984 show. Sometimes the release dates are a little fuzzier for some of the more obscure bands and via research I attempted to make my best judgement.

You may not hear a lot of your favorite 80s artists. I’m not a huge fan of a lot of the mid-to-late 80s alternative rock scene ala Butthole Surfers, Husker Du, or The Replacements, but I tried to find homes for some of their better songs somewhere. These are incomplete playlists dictated by the two-hour maximum time allotted for a radio show. I did my best. I hope you enjoy this edition of HIGH LIFE and stick with me for the next nine weeks. If there’s a call for it I may make these available for download.

Kisses, Lord Topia.

Here’s the playlist:

 Glenn Branca - Lesson #1 For Electric Guitar
 Winston Edwards & Blackbeard - Downing Street Rock
 New Age Steppers - Fade Away
 Poly Styrene - Toytown
 The Specials - Stereotype
 Grace Jones - Pars
 Lizzie Mercier Descloux - Five Troubles Mambo
 Harald Grosskopf - So weit, so gut
 OMD - Bunker Soldiers
 Suicide - Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne
 Chandra - Kate
 Prince - When You Were Mine 
 Diana Ross - My Old Piano
 Gary Burbank - Who Shot JR
 David Bowie - Up the Hill Backwards
 The Clean - Oddity
 Echo & the Bunnymen - Stars Are Stars 
 Colin Newman - &Jury
 Adam & the Ants - Kick! (Single Version)
 The Ramones - Return of Jackie and Judy
 The Cure - So What
 Swell Maps - The Helicopter Spies
 Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine
 Joy Division - A Means To An End
 Young Marble Giants - The Man Amplifier
 Talking Heads - Crosseyed and Painless
 Public Image Limited - Poptones
 Snakefinger - Living In Vain
 New Age Steppers - Animal Space

Stream it here: HIGH LIFE 8-31-14 (1980 Edition) NOTE: I totally mistitled this show on Mixcloud as 9-1-14, I’m aware it’s wrong and Mixcloud won’t let you change the titles so…oh well.

August 30, 2014
doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Television - Piccadilly Inn, Cleveland, Ohio, July 24, 1975
Duders! Head over to Aquarium Drunkard NOW to check out a truly stellar Television bootleg (which was actually one of the first things I posted on this blog oh so many Marquee Moons ago). Cleveland, Ohio 1975! The place to be, against every odd imaginable. Verlaine and co. played two nights — the recording over on AD is the second night. As an added bonus to you Doom & Gloomsters, here’s a recording of the first night! Not quite as good a recording, but actually better than I remember. A different setlist, and even the repeats are pretty different from the next show. Totally killer stuff. Just $3 to check in to the Piccadilly Inn!

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Television - Piccadilly Inn, Cleveland, Ohio, July 24, 1975

Duders! Head over to Aquarium Drunkard NOW to check out a truly stellar Television bootleg (which was actually one of the first things I posted on this blog oh so many Marquee Moons ago). Cleveland, Ohio 1975! The place to be, against every odd imaginable. Verlaine and co. played two nights — the recording over on AD is the second night. As an added bonus to you Doom & Gloomsters, here’s a recording of the first night! Not quite as good a recording, but actually better than I remember. A different setlist, and even the repeats are pretty different from the next show. Totally killer stuff. Just $3 to check in to the Piccadilly Inn!

August 30, 2014
doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Talking Heads - The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, September 16, 1978
01. Big Country 02. Warning Sign 03. The Book I Read 04. Stay Hungry 05. Artists Only 06. Girls 07. The Good Thing 08. Love > Buildings On Fire 09. Electricity 10. Found A Job 11. New Feeling/ Pulled Up 12. Psycho Killer 13. Take Me To the River 14. (Removed copyrighted) 15. No Compassion

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Talking Heads - The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, September 16, 1978

01. Big Country 02. Warning Sign 03. The Book I Read 04. Stay Hungry 05. Artists Only 06. Girls 07. The Good Thing 08. Love > Buildings On Fire 09. Electricity 10. Found A Job 11. New Feeling/ Pulled Up 12. Psycho Killer 13. Take Me To the River 14. (Removed copyrighted) 15. No Compassion

August 30, 2014

(Source: remainsstreet)

August 30, 2014
REALEST zodiac sign stuff
Aries: self-centred competitive cunts but still sweet
Taurus: nice as heck but dont show much emotions and eat a way too much
Gemini: smooth lunatic manipulative assholes but geniuses
Cancer: dependant, emotionally unstable lullabies and probably the nicest persons you know
Leo: most generous and selfish at the same time attention whores
Virgo: steady fuckers that probably have an OCD
Libra: double-faced childish bitches but they know how to look good tho
Scorpio: paranoid psychos that think about dry humping all day long
Sagittarius: funny but rude, one night stands big winner
Capricorn: cold-hearted motherfuckers without any social skills
Aquarius: weird hipsters that always try to sound deep and different but VERY open-minded
Pisces: sensible compulsive liars, daydreamers and super gentle but hypocrites
August 20, 2014
doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Neu! - ‘72 Live in Düsseldorf 
Not really a live show, but Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (along with bassist Eberhard Kranemann) rehearsing in the spring of 1972 for an upcoming tour. A reviewer once called this “the bottom of the krautrock barrel” but whatever, dude. It’s eeeeeeessential! Extracts of the tape showed up on the Neu! box set a few years ago, but this is the complete, of-dubious-legality Captain Trips disc, which popped up briefly in the 1990s. Totally great stuff. Thanks to I Love Total Destruction for posting. 

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Neu! - ‘72 Live in Düsseldorf

Not really a live show, but Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger (along with bassist Eberhard Kranemann) rehearsing in the spring of 1972 for an upcoming tour. A reviewer once called this “the bottom of the krautrock barrel” but whatever, dude. It’s eeeeeeessential! Extracts of the tape showed up on the Neu! box set a few years ago, but this is the complete, of-dubious-legality Captain Trips disc, which popped up briefly in the 1990s. Totally great stuff. Thanks to I Love Total Destruction for posting. 

August 20, 2014
paperhose:

Holt and Ramirez’s Chem Lawns at totalfest Friday 8/15.

paperhose:

Holt and Ramirez’s Chem Lawns at totalfest Friday 8/15.