Thursday, March 29, 2012
This week in AFS...
* the final regularly scheduled Art for Spastics show!
* live knuckle-dragging scuzzpunk devastation by Godspeed 209!
* exploring the several ways that Stockton is magnificent!
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INDIAN BINGO | Vomit on Your Coffee Table | split 7" w/ Ambulance | Independent Project 1989
THE FEELING OF LOVE | I Could Be Better Than You But I Don't Wanna Change | split 7" w/ Ty Segall | Permanent *new
EL JESUS DE MAGICO | Bone Knife/Whole World is Gone | Just Deserts | Columbus Discount *new
G. GREEN | Sounds Famous | Funny Insurance 7" | 12XU *new
THEE SPIVS | Men Don't Cry | v/a: The World's Lousy With Ideas Vol. 9 7" | Almost Ready *new
GODSPEED 209 | Glob of Spit | live in Studio A
GODSPEED 209 | La La La
GODSPEED 209 | Animal English
GODSPEED 209 | Moses
GODSPEED 209 | White Boys
GODSPEED 209 | Stockton is Magnificent
GODSPEED 209 | Government
PERE UBU | Final Solution | Final Solution b/w Cloud 149 7" | Hearthan 1976
TRIPOD JIMMIE | Autumn Leaves | Long Walk Off a Short Pier | Do Speak 1982
NORTHERN BUSHMEN | Fucking Wildly in the Wheat Fields | self-titled 12" EP | Peas Kor 1991
FEEDTIME | Fastbuck | Today is Friday | SS Records *new (orig 1985)
S.P.U.D. | Jesus Extreme | Sour | Flying Nun 1990
SILVERFISH | One Silver Dollar | One Silver Dollar 7" | Pathological 1989
THE DICTAPHONE | Controlled Meetings | Controlled Meetings 7" | Sweet Rot *new
STRETCHHEADS | Trippy Dead Zone | Pish in Your Sleazebag | Blast First 1991
ANAL BABES | 24 | Cocaine Swastika 10" | Incognito/Pit's Bull 1998
BILLY BAO | Borders of Mass Deception | Fuck Separation 10" | SS Records 2007
SPLOTCH | History of Garbage | Have Another Tantrum | Menlo Park 1994
SHIT & SHINE | Woodpecker | Jream Baby Jream | Riot Season *forthcoming
PAIN TEENS | Bannoy | Case Histories | Anomie 1989
BUNKUM | Chainsaw Overture | Easy to Take Hard to Swallow | Meaningless 1989
IN THE NURSERY | Remain | When Cherished Dreams Come True | Paragon 1983
NO TREND | Cancer | Teen Love 7" | No Trend 1983
THE COLONELS | Dig Her Up | Guitarmageddon 7" | Sacramento 2001 *request!
WOUNDED LION | I'm Sad | IVXLCDM | In The Red 2011
For most of the last 17½ years, I've hosted a regular weekly program at Freeform KDVS 90.3 FM in Davis, and it's been a great time!
I never did tire of finding and playing all kindsa new and underheard music for you to hear, nor did I get tired of meticulously planning musical segueways or diagramming excursions through styles and genres of music. Having discovered KDVS at an early age, it was very natural of me to enjoy a wide variety of music, and I hope that openness rubbed off on some people.
Even as Australia continues to rise, I do feel like the punk/noise/DIY/underground might've peaked a few years ago, but I still do find plenty to enjoy every week among the records, tapes, demos, and streams that continue to cram the mailbox at KDVS and my P.O. box through perhaps too many purchases. 'Til I'm down to my last dollar, that's when I'll buy my last record.
I won't say "I quit" KDVS or this blog because I know I'll be subbing for DJs who are out sick or outta town or pulling all-nighters for study or term papers, but I can't forecast the frequency of these radio appearances. I do promise that I'll continue to post 'em up right here so you can have a listen. I might also be using this blog for more writing. I used to do a lot more of that before my weekly schedule began to get too crowded.
There are several reasons why I'm stepping back now--let's call it an indefinite hiatus--and chief among them are that I'm trying to explore more interests for which I've not made enough time over the last few years. I used to hike to the top of a mountain every week or two, but I haven't done that in a few years now. I used to travel a lot more, and I always wished that I could chronicle those travels better than just writing Yelp reviews of the places where we ate. I just happened to find a perfectly functional Polaroid SX-70 at an estate sale, so now I'm excited to get started on doing that. ALSO...I'd like to have a band that lasts longer than 1-2 shows or 7-8 practices...maybe record something! Make a record? Perhaps start a label? Not sure about that last part, but we'll see where this life-after-KDVS goes. There's also the friends and family who I didn't get to see often enough because I spent two nights per week at KDVS (one to do the show, another to train the next generation of new DJs). I definitely wanna spend more time with them, too.
KDVS will continue to be among the handful of very best radio stations in the world, so I hope you will continue to listen and support this station which I think does the best job of playing the newest of the new music that few if any others find. We've instilled in many new DJs the desire and the courage to knock over unturned stones to see what's there, and share it with you the listener, even if there's still lotsa mud on it. Bands, labels, etc., please keep sending your music there. If it deserves to be heard, I'm sure it will!
Check back here maybe every couple of weeks. See ya around! Thanks for listening!
Posted by DJ Rick at 1:57 PM