Engineer X and I have done it yet again. Tonight’s show was concepted and done in Kolkata India, sent back to the Sonic Jihadist himself, assembled and you have a radio show complete with good music and some crazy late afternoon traffic.
Presently, I am in Bhopal India. In a few hours, it will be the 25th anniversary of the Union Carbide methyl isocyanate gas leak that killed thousands and all these years later, is still doing a lot of damage to the people here. Yesterday, I went to the factory site and walked all over the neighborhoods surrounding the long abandoned plant. It was the people in these neighborhoods that got hit first and hardest. I don’t think many could have survived. I will be out all day tomorrow seeing what I can see on the streets here. My hotel is filling up with camera crews. I will let you know what goes down.
Let’s have a look at all this fantastic music for tonight’s show. I secured some music local vendors in Kolkata and you will hear evidence of that straight away. Our Unholy Sermon track is some interesting music I got in Kandy Sri Lanka. I can’t tell you much about Brainiac but I am digging them. DJ Liza Richardson loaned me the CDs and I found them to be pretty cool. I will be giving them more listens when I can. Damn, I am loving this Roscoe Mitchell track. The whole album is great as well. I know, what’s a Badfinger track doing on our show. Nothing wrong with the band or the song but a little too normal? Perhaps not as reaching as our standard fare, Fanatics but it is a damn fine piece of work and I think that we can afford a song like this now and then, lest we get too damn cool. Our Beatles track is a testament to the impact Indian music and culture had on George Harrison and the band as they eventually went there and knocked out quite a bit of music. I remember being a very young boy when I first heard Within You, Without You and it really moved me, so I thought it would a good way to end our show. I hope you enjoy the show. Stay warm and STAY FANATIC!!!
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01. Veena Sahasrabuddhe - Mahakaali Dhyyana Mantra / Kaali
02. Unholy Sermon - Disciples of the Infernal / Blessed Omen
03. Mark Stewart - Forbidden Dub / Mark Stewart
04. Omar Souleyman - Track 06 / can’t read name of CD
05. Abby Travis - Hangover Flower / Cutthroat Standards
06. Brainiac - You Wrecked My Hair / Bonsai Superstar
07. Ahmed Abdul-Malik - La Ibkey / Jazz Sounds Of Africa
08. Señor Coconut - Showroom Dummies / El Baile Alemán
09. Conrad Schnitzler - Track 03 / Eruption
10. Sein Moota / Kyaw Thet Aung - Shwe ku Ni Pwe Daw / Folk & Pop Music Of Myanmar Vol. 3
11. Eddie "One String" Jones - I'll Be Your Chauffeur / One String Blues
12. Minutemen - Case Closed / Bean Spill
13. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - Ahouli Vou Yelli / Volume Two - Echos Hypnotiques
14. Veena Sahasrabuddhe - Kaali Dhun / Kaali
15. Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Ornette / Sound
16. Thin Lizzy - Wild One / Fighting
17. The Fall - Surmount All Obstacles / Middle Class Revolt
18. Unknown Artist / Unknown Title / Unknown Title
19. The Ramones - She's The One / Road To Ruin
20. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower / Electric Ladyland
21. Beastie Boys – A Year And A Day / Paul's Boutique
22. Badfinger - No Matter What / Best Of
23. Richard Berry - Crazy Lover / Modern '54-'56: Yama Yama!
24. XBXRX – Track 05 / Clear
25. The Beatles - Within You, Without You / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band