Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Delirious Sunrise in April
"Delirious Sunrise" is a weekly radio program for the early hours of the morning, between 4 and 6 AM CST on wluw.org. An extension of the Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show, and curated by Arvo Fingers, DS sets out to showcase people with a pronounced enthusiasm and outstanding perspective on things. The program will feature syndications from around the world for 2 hours each week. Rebroadcasts of this show are on the horizon.
Larry Grogan from the enormous and long standing Funky 16 Corners blog will be playing dusty soul 45s to aid you en route upon arrival or departure of the blues.
Zeid from Radio23 will be operating out of a computer-equipped utility van, he describes his work as such:
This has been going on for over a year and episodes have ranged in
format and demeanor from your standard.. perhaps not tame, but
relatively stable and coherent song by song DJ playlisting, to a
rather mind-numbing example of complete and utter structural breakdown within your mash-up/mixing technique; from simply odd homemade jingles
and occasional sci-fi radio dramas, to live, in-van noise performance
an occasional scant cast of quite equally maniacal comrades.
Content varies through most of the spectrum, but recurring motifs
are emphasis on transition and contrast, near constant reminders of
the increasingly atrophied state of nature of in particular the human
mind and societal edifice, and a striving toward time constriction,
dilation, and dispersal.
In 1978, Tom Smith created dub versions of albums by Ramones, Television, PiL,
Giorgio Moroder, Richard Hell, and Japan. He's produced albums for Scissor Girls, Duotron, Electric Eels’ Brian McMahon, and Silver Apples, and he's written for a number of publications including Forced Exposure and Bananafish. He's published "Naturally Occurring Black Metal", many other recordings/sound collages, and he will also publish a collection of essays soon. Collaborative performances include To Live and Shave In L.A. (a project that he spearheaded for 20 years), Ohne (with Dave Phillips), Sightings, Pussy Galore, and many others. Although now residing in Germany, Tom's had more than a fair share of time on the radio, whether it was on WFMU or "taking over the production studio at WVVS-FM" in 1976. His tagline would easily be "Genre is Obsolete" if he needed one, and on April 20th, Tom Smith will share 2 hours of quality time with the listeners of WLUW.
The sound of "The Voodoo Organist", a one man band headed by Scott Voodoo, has been described as "songs of love, lust, murder, and rivers of whiskey set against a backdrop of the Mojave Desert". Scott started playing the organ when he was 10 years old, and got into synthesizers in his teens. He has a radio show dedicated to organ and synthesizer music, and he's made a unique set for this episode of Delirious Sunrise.