Friday, September 25, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: When I Get To The Bottom I Get Back To The Top Behind The Wall of Illusion Within You/Without You Except For Me And My Monkey

can't buy me love


William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
The Chipmunks - P.S. I Love You
Baba Yaaga - Back In The USSR
Sparks - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Squirrels - Let It Be
Arthur Mullard - Yesterday
The Templeton Twins - Hey Jude
Gordon Langford - Yellow Submarine
The Bootles - I'll Let You Hold My Hand

Nilsson - You Can't Do That
The Beattle-Ettes - Only Seventeen
Junior Parker - Tomorrow Never Knows
Quarteto 1111 - Ode To The Beatles
Peter Sellers - She Loves You
Marilyn Manson - Come Together
Renato E. Seus - Anna (Go With Him)
Los Mustangs - Submarion Amarillo
Cowboy Junkies - Run For Your Life
BikeRide - For The Benefit of MR. Kite
Stephanie Dosen - Within You Without You

Tottemo Godzilla Riders - Piggies
Jeff Healey Band - Yer Blues
The Kestrels - There's a Place
Todd Rundgren - Strawberry Fields Forever
Amen Corner - Get Back
London Pops - Because
Anita Harris - Octopus's Garden

Akiko Kanazawa - Yellow Submarine Ondo
The Wilson Malone Voice Band - Penny Lane
Emi Bonilla Y Su Cuadro - She Loves You
Os Vips - Things We Said Today
Edmundo Ros & Caterina Valente - The Fool On The Hill
The 52 Key Verbeek Fairground Organ - And I Love Her
Balsora & His Singing Sitars - I Want To Hold Your Hand
John Otwan - I Am The Walrus
The Moog Beatles - Goodnight
the Quests - I'll Be Back

Mighty Sphincter - Helter Skelter
The Bobs - Helter Skelter
Tsuematsu Masatoshi - Nowhere Man
Grupo - Rain
Ena Baga - Can't Buy Me Love
Geesin's Mahogany's Minstrels - Lady Madonna
Maurice Chevalier - Yellow Submarine
Frank Sidebottom - Flying
Unknown (Organ) - Yesterday / Hey Jude

Margarita Pracatan - From Me To You
Johnny Prytko - Ob-La-Di Ob-la Da
RAM Pietsch - Piggies
Gordon Langford - Yellow Submarine
Lol Cox - I Am The Walrus
Los Pepes - Amarillo Submarine
Unknown Chinese Band -
A Song of Joy/All You Need Is Love


Gershon Kingsley - Paperback Writer
Dakha Abto - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
The Unauthorized Version - Hey Jude
Reverend Floyd Hazen Interlude
Beatle Hans & The Paisley Peverts - Rain
Yaffa Yarkoni - Yesterday *(Hebrew)

Sham 69 - With A Little Help From My Friends
Shirley Bassey - The Fool On The Hill
Lulu - Day Tripper
Tiny Yong - Huit Jours Par Semaine (Eight Days a Week)
Yeah Yeah Noh - She Said She Said

Johnny Cash - In My Life
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun
The Score - Please Please Me
The Feelies - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me and My Monkey
Steve Martin - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Lowell Fulson - Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Bill Murray - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Echo & The Bunnymen - All You Need Is Love
The Damned - Help (Live 1977)
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Helter Skelter
Lucky Peterson - Yer Blues
Sonic Youth - Within You Without You
Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch - Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
The Breeders - Happiness is a Warm Gun

The 5th Dimension - Ticket To Ride
The Triffids - Good Morning
The Fall - A Day In The Life
Al Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Syreeta - She's Leaving Home
Esther Phillips - And I Love Him
The Supremes - You Can't Do That
Patty Duke - A World Without Love

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra - Eleanor Rigby
Ministry - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Marcia Griffith - Don't Let Me Down
Roadrunner - The Long and Winding Road

George Burns - In The Beginning/A Little Help From My Friends
Keith Richards - Please Please Me
Doodles Weaver - Eleanor Rigby
One Groovy Coconut - All Together Now
Xaviera Hollander - Michelle
Tiny Tim - Nowhere Man

Music Behind DJ Throughout: The Toreno Brass - Eleanor Rigby, Please Please Me
The Fiesta Brass - Michelle
The Modernaires - All My Loving

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Guest Podcast from Kruno Trusic and his friend Hash of Zagreb, Croatia


Psihomodo Pop - no name - Instrumental from 1st demo
Napred u prošlost - Vetar tera oblak
Borghesia - On
Laibach - Tico Tico
SMF (Sexy MotherFuckers) - Djenka

Idoli - Amerika
Unknown Artist - Veš slikar svoj dolg - music for exhibition
Billy Boys - Mistery train
Hali Gali Halid - Mirela
Patareni - Johnny Be Fuzz

Quod Massacre - Quod Massacre
Satan Panonski - Kliktaj
Tožibabe - Dežuje
Let 3 - Pokušaj

The Leo Bugariloves - Lotinapelto
Sultans - Houserockin'
Billy Boy - Magdalena
Laibach - Jagerspiel

Behind DJ: Mister Fuckhead - Good Thing

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Neither Ending Nor Beginning


(following the guest podcast from Kruno + Hash)


Goblin - Suspiria
Parenthetical Girls - Windmills of Your Mind
Nico - Facing The Wind
Spires That In The Sunset Rise - Bells Don't Ring At Night
The Fool - Voice On The Wind

Andrew Liles - Wind In The Willows
Black Happy Day - Of The Wind And Loneliness
Mort Garson - Wind Dance
Mark Lindsey - Assassin With Son (from Shogun Assassin Soundtrack)
The Electronic Concept Orchestra - Windmills of Your Mind
Martin Denny - Cast Your Fate To The Wind


Zoffy - I Talk To The Wind
Rokes - When The Wind Arises
Spooky Tooth - Waiting For The Wind
Golden Earring - As Long As The Wind Blows
Enchanted Forest - Cold Winds
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary

*The material for this show was pre-recorded, and the recording live only worked up to this point, so the following is some of the pre-mixed material without the DJ:


Eden Ahbez - Full Moon
The John Buzon Trio - Ill Wind
Terry Riley - Requiem For Adam
Raglani - Bardophasing
Noveller - Rainbows


Aggregation - Long Windy Tunnel
The Shaynes - From My Window
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind
Christine 23 Onna - The Last Hunter
LSD March - Bisyonure No Kimi
Mahogany Brain - The Secret Body of Wind
Magical Power Mako - Open The Morning Window, The Sunshine Come In, The Hope of Today Is Small Bird Singing

The Muppet Show - The Windmills of Your Mind
The Skaters - Wind Draping Incense

Old Time Radio: Fibber McGee & Molly - Fibber Grows A Mustache


Behind DJ throughout: Eden Ahbez - The Old Boat
Terje Rypdal - Ballade
Jean Guillou - Toccata & Fugue In D Minor
Brethren of The Free Spirit - All Things Are From Him, Through Him and In Him
Les Baxter & Yma Sumac - Wayra (Dance of the Winds)


Somewhere a queen is weeping.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Guest Podcast from Croatia Monday Night on Delirious Insomniac

This Monday, The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show will host a guest podcast from Kruno Trusic and his friend Hash of Zagreb, Croatia, on Monday night at Midnight CST on WLUW. Both are longtime music fans; Hash was the singer of one of the earliest grindcore bands, Patereni, and Kruno is drummer of the band F.B.I. Together they share a mix of worn, obscure cassettes from the early 80s, music from former Yugoslavia and Finland, plus legendary punk bands and music written during The Yugoslaw wars in the 90s.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Delirious Insomnica: Indigenous Religion/Waiting For No Nothing/Neither Ideas Nor Non Ideas

I have been working on this show for a long time. With all of the technical difficulties, all of the editing I did afterwards, and just general circumstances of a fledgling broadcast location, I'd say it was eventually a rewarding experience when I was done. Thanks to Jake/Tuluum Shimmering, Angela from Weirdo Records, Twig Harper, Black Stabbath, Ed Lanby, Crizwell, Grux, and other people in outer space for helping me with recommendations.

I'm tarnished.

Objects are all around us.


Caroliner Rainbow - Dusk
The Fugs - Nothing
John Frusciante - Enter A Uh
Amon Duul - Love Is Peace
Trad, Gras, Och Stenar - Sangbron
The Godz - Crusade

A Cid Symphony - Noismakers, No. 1
Kalacakra - Nearby Shiras
The Unfolding - Electric Buddha
Hapshash & The Coloured Coat - Aoum
Alan Watts - The End

The Habibiyya - If Man But Knew
Bob Smith - India Slumber
Bobby Callendar - A Glow Within Thee
The Wind In The willows - There Is But One Truth, Dad

Stone Breath - Sunshine In The Eyes of Death
Danny Ben-Isreal - Seagulls
Christian Yoga Church - Track 12 from "Turn On!"
Church of the Universal and Triumphant - Preamble-Great Divine Rectors Call

The Grateful Dead - The Butcher Is Back
Yays and Nays - Nature Is My Mother
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Beyond The Rising Sun
Vashti Bunyan - Winter Is Blue
Siloah - Acid Eagle

The Fool - Reincarnation
Birmingham Sunday - Peter Pan Revisited
Ultimate Spinach - Fifth Horseman of The Apocalypse
Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms
Comus - Touch Down
Richard Brautigan - Love Poem

David Allen Coe - Track 7 From "Requiem for a Harlequin"
Michael Yonkers - Lonely Fog
Jandek - The Cat Walked From Shelbyville
Yahowa 13 - Yod He Vau

Willard Cantelon - LSD, Battle For The Mind side A

Murray Roman - Excerpts from "A Blind Man's Movie"

PS: I just now realized that My Imaginary Brainwashed Mix CD track list was published, I submitted it some time in August. Enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Compendaemonium 1 and 2

Align Centerphoto by D.J. Demchuk

It occurs to me that today is the 2nd anniversary of my first Delirious Insomniac show, and while this is no big feat, it is also the end of an era of sorts, since WLUW has moved from the Rogers Park Campus to the Watertower Campus in Chicago's Downtown Loop. Tuesday was my first show there, and I can tell that the environment is going to inform how the shows turn out to a certain degree.

I used to look out the window and see the lake, and big open fields. I would go outside and look and appreciate the quiet, brisk air (while smoking a cigarette). Now I look out the window and I see a big wall of vents, and the hue of office buildings. I half expect to see Batman swinging through the air any moment. If I did go outside, it certainly wouldn't be quiet. I'm looking forward to it, adding a little more tension into the mix. On the way home Tuesday morning, I went into a train car that had vomit on one side of it, and shit smeared on the windows for the other side. There were two neurotic old ladies with pastel colored corduroy sweaters and plastic on their heads, gabbing and spraying air freshener crap into the air constantly. The whole car stank and was littered with fruit flies. Everybody that got onto the car immediately moved on to the next one. I just sat there. It certainly wasn't the first encounter of something like this, and I might as well get used to it.

Anyhow, the radio experience will be less influenced by a sort of college campus atmosphere, and replaced by a more urban one, whether that is deliberate or not. I feel like it's a good time to recap a bit with highlights of shows that stand out in my mind as examples of why I do this; whether it is because of a concept that was fully realized, or if it was because of a series of free association type of chance happenings that became artful or preferable to my actual expectations. Here are some prime examples of why I choose to haunt a particular coordinate all the way to the left on the FM dial.

Irreparable Damage: A show that explored children's cartoon elements and some darker underpinnings, plagued by technical malfunction. Up until I went on air us DJs didn't have our voice coming out of the radio for almost 4 hours, despite the fact that we could hear our voices in the headphones as we spoke into the mic. The computer froze, and several perfectly good CDs skipped in the CD player, while some did not play at all. This includes the song Excitable Boy completely stopping immediately after the late Warren Zevon said "... So he raped her and killed her and built a tent with her bones..." as if god was offended. Only the first half of this show was recorded due to computer problems and this is perhaps good because that is where the malfunction really started to kick in. Ren & Stimpy's "Don't Whiz on The Electric Fence" produced a great deal of trouble especially. On top of this, there was a caller blowing into the phone over and over for 2 hours until I finally unplugged it. One of the most rewarding shows I've done though.

The Thirteenth Hour: I have a considerable amount of severely scratched 45s, as well as no small amount that are in good condition. So long as they don't skip (and sometimes still when they do) I find the surface noise to be endearing and complimentary, if not emphatic of the expressive elements in the song. In this case I planned on exploring that, and unbeknownst to me, one of the turntables had a bad needle irrespective of the grounding, so it was extra fuzzy. I played pitched down doo-wop and other such slow numbers unrelentingly. There were a lot of phone calls and praise that night for some reason (from 2 to 6am at that time), including Paul, a guy who spins Reggae at WHPK sometimes, and has been doing it for 20 years. I felt like a gleeful little kid who was mistaken for a professional.

Inauguration of the Delirious Demon: This was one of the shows where I went for 6 hours because no one was coming in after me. I started with some eerie experimental electronic work, and moved into haunting pop music or the equivalent. By the time 4 am came around, I wanted to keep going and it became one of the better examples of material I played to accompany the sunrise (before Edgar Eavil stepped in and did Delirious Sunrise for a 3 episode stint). I was reminded of the times I hung out with the now recently departed Barb Wire, and how she would have truckers calling her at 5 am because they were regular listeners keeping track of her various shift shaping, numerous time slots as they returned to town. It's a pretty rewarding thing to start off in the dark playing one thing, and to finish an hour or two later in the daylight, reflecting upon how much it mutated accordingly.

The Delirious Insomniac Classical Music Radio Program: For April Fool's Day of 2008, I decided to pretend that I was switching from freeform to classical formats, complete with pseudo sophisticate posturing and delicate enunciation. Unfortunately the recording of that show was not successful. However, I continued the confusion with a 2nd Classical episode the following week (with much less enunciation).

Paint It Black: It may not be characteristic of me but I enjoy the Rolling Stones quite a bit, and Paint It Black is one of my favorite songs since I was a wee little one. For this show I think I was more or less successful at executing a widely varied and organically moving cavalcade with only covers or interpretations of this song. I've done this with Gloomy Sunday as well, and I'm definitely looking forward to doing more of the sort. (Low bitrate recording)

Winter Songs: For this show it was 20 below zero, so I planned to play material to accompany that, and I arrived to see Eric Lab Rat entertaining a drug addled, rambling madman on speaker phone, yelling about politics and other things to anybody who was too kind to tell him to shut his trap. As I was getting ready, Eric decided to put the speaker up to the phone to share this person's nonsense with the listeners. I talked to "Carlos" or "Charlie", whichever he decides to go by, for a long time - about his woes and his ideals, from art to illness to love to loss. Meanwhile the wind howls against the windows and the sound of people hyper-ventilating- insane from lack of oxygen at the top of a mountain blares out of the monitors.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: Houses In Motion/Rhythmus Im Blut


First show at the new station.

Futurism Vs. Passeism - Mirror Coverage
Crazy Bitch In A Cave - Far From Sleep
Dead Trout - The Arab
Married In Berdichev - Late At Night
Koenji Hyakkei - Gepek
Lemon Kittens - In Wooden Brackets 2
Leopard Leg - Voices of Fallen Martyrs
Lili Z. - Blut
Caribou - After Hours
Butthole Surfers - Whirling Hall of Knives

Pierrot Lunaire - Plaisir D'Amour
Pekka Airaksinen - Ghandi - Freud
The Velvet Underground - After Hours
Asobi Seksu - Stay Awake
The Raincoats - The Void
KUKL -The Homecoming
Current 93 - The Great In The Small

Metamorphosis - Fire Gates
Attrition - Black Death
Freundschaft Plus Instruments - Vom Ertrunkenen Madchen
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - Bwgei Yteicus
Futurism VS Passeism - Crystal Gazing
Asmus Tietchens - Wind Ohne Wetter
Holderlin - Waren Wir
Bernard Parmegiani - Accidents Harmoniques
Coil - Tenderness of Wolves
Nurse with Wound - Well, What D'Ya Know Henry
Zazou & Bikaye - Mangungu
Sussan Deihim & Richard Horowitz - Ishtar
Peter Principle - Le Maka
Aksak Maboul - Scratch Holiday

futurism vs. passéism

Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monastaries of Bhutan - In Praise of Genyen
Cultural Amnesia - Fetish for Today
Human Flesh - Hself Namuh
Nexda - Untitled
Helhesten - Dance Spasm
Haunted Fucking - All It's Teeth
Helhesten - Untitled
Laco$te - Worm Song of Emperor Dune
Die Todliche Doris - M. Röck: Rhythmus im Blut
PRADADA - Cheap Single
Zola Jesus - Rester
Jarboe - And I call Myself Hag
Victor Nubla - Realmente Quizas (Li Bido Lavame)
Problemist - Flight Panic
Pseudo Code - Missing Persons
Z'ev - The 9 Chambers
Weirdo Begeirdo - Dreamcatcher

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Delirious Insomniac: A Terrible Thought

Otto Muehl

WLUW is moving downtown, the first broadcast from the new station will be at 12pm today. The computer I normally record on is gone, so I recorded the show on CDRs. As a result, there are some gaps and a good chunk missing around the 2 hour mark because I forgot to replace the recorded CDs after finalizing. I also took certain liberties in editing with a certain mistake that I made for musical (although not verbal) continuity.


Scraping Foetus off The Wheel – I’ll Meet You In Poland, Baby
Asobi Seksu – Then He Kissed Me
Einsturzende Neubauten – I Am Only Jesus
Screaming Lord Sutch – Jack The Ripper
Behind DJ: Coil – Ubu Noir

0th – Eggman
Drums of Death - Parago
Cave – Gamm
Death Sentence: PANDA! – New China Blazers
Coughs – Malibu
Katharsis – Eden Below

Raudelunas feat. Ron Pates’ Debonairs – My Kind of Town
Crystal Belle Scrodd – Deathroads/ A Gothic Western (cut in the middle)
Far East Family Band – Birds Flying to the Cave
Träd, Gräs & Stenar - In Kommer Gösta

Z’ev – I (from Flexidisc)
Test Department – Gdansk
Crash Worship – What So Ever Thy Hand Findeth - Do It With All Thine Might track A2
Anakrid – Real Fun Funeral
People In Control – Pale Fail
Pseudo Code – Indian Copyright – The Dance
Signal(s) – I (From Flexidisc)

Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Magic of the Khanoon
Bert Kaempfert – Gypsy’s Cha Cha
Bob Smith – The Path Does Have Forks
Lee Hazlewood – Dark In My Heart
Riz Ortolani – Cannibal Holocaust (Main Theme)
Nico Fidenco & Ulla Linder – Make Love on The Wing (Zombie Holocaust & Emanuelle & The Last Cannibals soundtrack / Lucertola)

*40th woodstock anniversary antidote*
Lester Flatt – I Can’t Tell The Boys From The Girls
C. Dean Draper – I’m The Only Hippie In Muskogee
Ace Ball – Country Boy At College
Howard Barnes – Helluva World
Sheb Wooley – The Love-In

(most of this set is missing in the recording)
Snooks Eaglin – Mardi Gras Mambo
Hugo Montenegro – One O Clock Jump
Machito & His Afro Cubans – Adios
Cal Tjader – Chloe
Tito Puente & Woody Herman – Mambo Herd
Perez Prado – Kuba Mambo
La Lupe – Fever
Chango – Mira Pa Ca

Nurse with Wound – Nil By Mouth

Jack Goldstein – The Unknown Dimension

Otto Muehl – An der Schönen Blauen Donau
Ritualistic School of Errors – Greasy Hair Draped Over A Precious Neck
Midmight – Yellow Piano By The Side of The Road (50$)
Porest – Drain The Swamp
Madame P & The Afeman – More Fool Me

Nurse with Wound – (I don’t want to have) Easy Listening Nightmares

OTR – The Avenger - Melody of Murder (1945)

Nurse With Wound - Brained (Unconscious Mix, feat. Clint Ruin, Diana Rogerson & Roman Jugg)