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2019-01-03 / \/ \/ / \
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What up y'all, happy new year and all / _/ / /
that good stuff. I should probably do a \_______/_\___/____/\___/____/_
proper write-up of my holiday break but I / \/ \/ / \
wanted to get this one up while the files / _/ /_ _/
are still fresh out da oven. /- / _/ /
Dani works in retail so the weeks before
and following Christmas are some of her busiest times, before Christmas that
was no big deal because I was at work too but my office shuts down between
Christmas and new year so after Christmas I was left home alone with no real
motivation to do much. I filled a bit of the time by streaming a whole bunch
on Tildeverse Radio, I had no real plan for what I was going to do but for the
most part I ended up delving into a bunch of mixtapes I never finished.
I outlined the tapes a couple times on the stream but the short, text
version; before I was involved with aNONradio I was half-making mixtapes for
the fun of it, mostly on a specific genre or with a specific theme or concept.
Some of these ended up transitioning into LOW WIRE playlists and some were
broken down into parts for Soft Ash but most of them were just left abandoned
I was looking for something to play on Tilde Radio and dug into one of the
tape tracklists as an easy jumping-off point but instead it set me off on a
whole journey. It's split out over a few archives and over a few days so let
me give you a quick guide, in case you'd like to listen! The headings should
match filenames in the list on https://archive.tilderadio.org/cat/ - if they
don't, let me know and I'll fix this file.
Apologies for the blips and bloops, the silence and the sloppy streaming in
places, I was goofing with my setup and settings during these and trying to do
a few new things on the fly and drinking all the while! It's all part of the
Also be mindful of your ears at the start and end because the automatic DJ
really comes booming in on a few of the files.
This is loosely related, though I wasn't really streaming with a plan
to dig into the mixtapes at this point and wasn't all that chatty. The
music I play is mostly from what was the Secret Bunny Base: Kitchen
mixtape, which is a lot of soul/Motown sound and similar.
This starts half way through a song because my internet dropped out
but all you missed was me mumbling while I got my stuff set up, my
internet continues to be wiggy for a little while and you get to listen
to me troubleshoot! Like the previous archive this was me just digging
into the mixtapes for a starting point, I play a lot of 90s/gangster rap
at the start and about half an hour in I'm joined by Dylan Wallclock for
a little while (clumsily, apologies for the mess while we set it up
I'm talking with my mouth full for a little bit at the start of this
one, I make no apologies haha. Grape salad. Delicious. Having Dylan on
the stream with me reminded of the two playlists we were tossing up when
doing he was going to help me with for LOW WIRE over Christmas which in
turn kicked off the dive into the mixtape playlists. Really you can
thank Dylan for this whole thing! At the start of this stream I talk
about the mixtapes themselves, how they relate to LOW WIRE, etc. We go
through a mixtape concept of a group of teenage friends, cruising to the
beach in California in the summer of 1991. The music is Lots of old hard
rock and rock ballads. Towards the end I start going through and
outlining some of the other tape playlists I had in my list.
In this file I take you through the "Not the '80s" playlist, a bunch
of more recent songs that have an '80s vibe. This one was a lot of fun
to revisit. I ramble on about the Venture Bros. cartoon and the Kentucky
Route Zero video game and a bunch of other stuff and we listen to some
really great music. I misspoke at one point about the dates for Sid
Luscious; I said 2011/2012, I meant 2001/2002 but was still wrong, the
album was released 2005 haha. Also, at about 45 minutes in Spotify
flakes out for me for a few seconds.
We go through the "Not the '80s" playlist until about 1:18,
afterwards I play another track from one of the artists that was on the
mixtape and then I go right into some of the tracks that would have been
from an "'80s Album Tracks" mixtape. Unfortunately the archive kinda
eats the last few seconds.
I dunno why the first bit of this didn't archive but it was mostly
just me just fiddling with my Audio Hijack settings, deciding what I was
going to play and talking about the washing machine tripping the circuit
breaker in the apartment. This is mostly from the chip-pop tape
tracklist and try to find a few more tracks to fill it out but lose
interest and play some Japanese idol stuff instead to round out the
hour. This hour was not so interesting, I don't provide much context for
what you're listening to but the music is good!
Starts halfway through a song but it was just something I threw on
while I got myself organized. My mic volume is a bit low on this one,
not sure why, probably from when I was fiddling with the settings in the
previous stream. In this file I talk about what we were going to do for
LOW WIRE on the week I was away and go through most of the Barcade
mixtape, which was the other playlist we had earmarked for Dylan to use.
Lots of funky party tracks. I also talk about making a Pi-hole, take an
adventure into adding more inputs to Audio Hijack and other rambling.
Except for the start, I don't actually talk much about the mixtapes in
this one at all haha.
Internet wigs out a bit at the start but we continue through the
glitchy hip hop and spoken word mixtapes and I rattle on at length about
the artists in the playlists. I try to play a CD but no dice, I think it
would have worked but I couldn't find the CD and still haven't found it
so I dunno what's up with that. At about 55 minutes in I accidentally
move a block and heck up my streaming setup so there's a bit of chaos
for about ten minutes, but also some insight into the way I have Audio
Hijack set up.
Starts off with the few tracks from what would have been a
hackers/hacking kinda cyberpunk themed tape but then drifts into just me
playing and talking about Jared Hendrickson, Chemlab and related
artists, and then some loosely related UK electro industrial stuff. I
misspoke at one point and said Charles Levi was in KMFDM but I meant My
Life With the Thrill Kill Kult haha. I also discover that there might be
some kind of Six Degrees (I accidentally say "seven") of Kevin Bacon
situation with bands I like and Jared Hendrickson.
Starts back on track with revisiting the mixtapes, looking at the
tracklist of an indie rock tape, but then goes quickly off-track when I
start talking about lost or forgotten music, mp3.com, responsible
hipsters and why you should share what you're listening to and promote
the heck out of everyone.
A huge thank you to anyone who listened to while I was doing them live or
has listened to the archives. Thank you to everyone who still tunes in for
Soft Ash and sincere thank you to the Tildeverse Radio guys for setting the
service up and to the other DJs for doing what they do.