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Month of Mayhem 2005
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Mayhem 1

----Noon----
Kaleidoscope Part 1

Mayhem 2

----10pm----
Live from Gilman St

Mayhem 3

 

Mayhem 4

----6am----
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Mayhem 5

----10am----
Day Before International Tuba Day Special Number 5


----10pm----
The Bill Direen Special

Mayhem 6

 

Mayhem 7

----Noon----
Soundbyte Hell

Mayhem 8

----11am----
Kaleidoscope Special Part 2

Mayhem 9

----10pm----
The Devil May Care

Mayhem 10

----3pm----
Riddims of Jamaica pt 1


----7pm----
Pop Mute Party

Mayhem 11

----6am----
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests


----10pm----
Strangeness Attracts

Mayhem 12

----7pm----
Beth Custer Speaks Clarinet


----10pm----
Angus MacLise

Mayhem 13

----8pm----
Mellotron Special

Mayhem 14

----Noon----
Plug & Play: Plug Research Revealed

Mayhem 15

----2pm----
Aquarius In tUMULt


----6pm----
Big Noise from Nigeria

Mayhem 16

 

Mayhem 17

----6pm----
Silber Records Special

Mayhem 18

----6am----
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Mayhem 19

----10am----
Brass Insanity


----10pm----
Actuel Jazz

Mayhem 20

----8pm----
Mellotron Special part II

Mayhem 21

----2pm----
Transmissions From The Turin Spacelab

Mayhem 22

---Midnight---
24 Hours of Sun RA

Mayhem 23

----8pm----
Burnt Ramen Retrospective

Mayhem 24

----3pm----
Riddims of Jamaica - pt 2

Mayhem 25

----6am----
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Mayhem 26

 

Mayhem 27

----7pm----
KFJC Classics

Mayhem 28

----5pm----
Homestead and Wolfe

Mayhem 29

---Midnight---
Day of Dub

Mayhem 30

----Noon----
Les is the Most. A Les Baxter retrospective.


----7pm----
Mellotron redux

Mayhem 31

----7pm----
Folk Song Roots with Shirley Collins

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Short Descriptions for Mayhem Specials

Kaleidoscope Part 1

Sunday Mayhem 1 from noon to 4:P
"Dive Into Yesterday" - the Kaleidoscope Special, Part 1
Hosted by: Pete Dixon and Earl Grey
England's Kaleidoscope had their ups and downs in the late sixties, but never really achieved the success or recognition they deserved at the time. We recently interviewed Peter Daltrey, Eddy Pumer and Dan Bridgman from the band, who tell the fascinating story of their rollercoaster ride through the sixties and early seventies. The special will be dedicated to their bassist Steve Clark, who sadly passed away six years ago.

Part 1 starts in 1963 with the R & B flavoured sounds of earlier band incarnations The Sidekicks and The Key, and follows their development into the psychedelic pop/rock of Kaleidoscope in 1967-68. The interviews will be interspersed with plenty of music from Kaleidoscope releases and some early Sidekicks demos.

Live from Gilman St

Monday Mayhem 2 from 10:P to 12:30A
Live from 924 Gilman Street
Hosted by Groundswell
Tragedy from Oregon, Riistetyt from Finland, Look Back And Laugh and Cut-Throat from Oregon all recorded live on April 1st, 2005 at 924 Gilman St in Berkeley and rebroadcast here for your listening amazement.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday Mayhem 4 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
Each Wednesday morning during Mayhem join Ann Arbor as she hosts at least 1 special guest who will join her either by phone or in person to share something that they are doing. The first guest in the series will be Mal Sharpe who will clue us about his latest projects

Day Before International Tuba Day Special Number 5

Thursday Mayhem 5 from 10:A to 2:P
Day Before International Tuba Day Special #5
Hosted by Dave Richoux
Celebrating everything Tuba, the annual "Day Before International Tuba Day Special" will explore music from old fashion Oompah to Techno-Tuba performed on Sousaphones, Helicons, Tubas, Baritones, Euphoniums, Ophicleides, Alto Horns, Serpents and other members of the Tuba Family.

The Bill Direen Special

Thursday Mayhem 5 from 10:P to 2:A
The Bill Direen Special
Hosted by Justin Outlier
Underrated genius songwriter from New Zealand, Bill Direen haas inspired Roy Montgomery, Chris Knox, Peter jefferies, David Kilgour, Michael Morley and many artists outside of his homeland. It is time to give the Kiwi his due... 4 hours of his music interrupted only by short bits of his bio and comments from the artists listed above. The focus will be on the early bands known generally as the Bilders. Direen is now living in Paris, writing music, plays and poetry. An interview with the legendary NZ music figure is a possibility, his schedule permitting. He played KFJC in 1995 and a rebroadcast of this performance is planned. If you are not entirely familiar with Bill Direen, make yourself available for the Bill Direen Mayhem Special.

Soundbyte Hell

Saturday Mayhem 7 from noon to 3:P
Soundbyte Hell - The Ad Nauseam Self-Test Special
Hosted by: Austin Space
Join Austin Space as he tip-toes through countless endless infinities of what has been said with two lips or more on radio, TV, and screen. Challenge yourself, sit back and recall. Velcro yourself to your chair its going to be a rough three hour ride.

Kaleidoscope Special Part 2

Sunday Mayhem 8 from 11:A to 3:P
Dive Into Yesterday" - the Kaleidoscope Special, Part 2
Hosted by: Pete Dixon and Earl Grey
England's Kaleidoscope had their ups and downs in the late sixties, but never really achieved the success or recognition they deserved at the time. We recently interviewed Peter Daltrey, Eddy Pumer and Dan Bridgman from the band, who tell the fascinating story of their rollercoaster ride through the sixties and early seventies. The special will be dedicated to their bassist Steve Clark, who sadly passed away six years ago.

Part 2 continues the story through 1968, as the psychedelic pop/rock of Kaleidoscope slowly developed into the more progressive sounds of Fairfield Parlour at the end of the sixties, and concludes in 1971 when they decided to call it a day. The interviews will be interspersed with plenty of music from Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour albums, as well as film soundtrack material, several BBC radio sessions, and some more recent solo material.

The Devil May Care

Monday Mayhem 9 from 10:P to 2:A
The Devil May Care
Hosted by Guy Montag
For centuries, the good versus evil dichotomy has plagued humankind. Moral and ethical quandaries abound as people struggle through a seemingly dualistic existence. Yet, is our reality so black & white? We pit the righteous against the malevolent, friend vs. foe, God vs. the Devil, love vs. hate, angel vs. demon, honesty vs. deception, virtue vs. sin, right vs. wrong, innocence vs. guilt, ad infinitum. Where does it all end?! Guy Montag guides us through an aural extravaganza, attempting to breach the ensuing perennial battle of extremes. Can good prevail over evil? Or, will evil reign supreme? The Devil May Care

Riddims of Jamaica pt 1

Tuesday Mayhem 10 from 3:PM to 5:PM
Riddims of Jamaica Part 1
Hosted by Mr. Lucky
A selection of the most versioned and influential riddims of reggae, from the days of Studio One to the emergence of the digital dancehall era and beyond. This session is dedicated to the "Classic" era of reggae, where we'll be checking out the tunes that were the foundation of the original Jamaican Sounsystems.

Pop Mute Party

Tuesday Mayhem 10 from 7:P to 10:P
Pop Mute Party: Backing Tracks from the Sixties
Hosted by: Art Crimes
Who needs singers, anyway? The backing tracks created by such sixties hitmakers as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach, Phil Spector and others are full of surprises when you hear them without the vocals. Plus: rehearsals, outtakes, and session bloopers!

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday Mayhem 11 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
Each Wednesday morning during Mayhem join Ann Arbor as she hosts at least 1 special guest who will join her either by phone or in person to share something that they are doing.

Strangeness Attracts

Wednesday Mayhem 11 from 10:P to 2:A
Strangeness Attracts
Hosted by Terry Tyke
An overview of the Portland, Oregon based label, Strange Attractors Audio House, whose mission is to flood the musical world with Strangeness. There?ll be lots of this strange music featured, along with interviews with label founder, Chris, and with some of the artists featured on the label. Also, some items from the catalog will be given away throughout the special, so mark your calendar for a very Strange night !

Beth Custer Speaks Clarinet

Thursday Mayhem 12 from 7:P to 10:P
Beth Custer Speaks Clarinet
Hosted by: Shawn Dupree
Join Shawn Dupree as she talks with San Francisco based composer and performer Beth Custer, whose varied career jumped-started with Club Foot Orchestra, a group best known for producing soundtracks to silent films. Other projects include teaming up with didgeridoo player Stephen Kent to form the world/ambient ensemble Trance Mission, and currently she's leading the Latin-jazz-funk inspired Beth Custer Ensemble.

Angus MacLise

Thursday Mayhem 12 from 10:P to 2:A
The Angus MacLise Special
Hosted by Justin Outlier
Poet, percussionist, calligrapher, mystic, shaman and visionary musical GOD who quit Velvet Underground when he discovered they were to be paid for their first gig. A purist of soul and music, MacLise never compromised and his recordings prove it. He was a primary member of the minimalist counter-culture along with Tony Conrad, La Monte Young, John Cale, Ira Cohen, Terry Riley and others. MacLise's sound is an iconoclastic juggernaut that fuses many influences into entirely original and unmistakeable forms. A scholar of Buddhism, he traveled the East in search of truth forsaking the 'satire material universe'. Anyone desiring an arsenal of music that has powers to repel commercialism at its core - listen no further than the work of Angus MacLise!

Mellotron Special

Friday Mayhem 13 from 8:P to midnight
"Tales of the 8-second Orchestra, Part 4" - the Mellotron Special
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
Since part 3 in Mayhem 1997, KFJC's mellotron moguls have been compiling an ever-increasing list of songs -- featuring this quirky and temperamental keyboard instrument -- that they somehow missed first, second and third time around. 8 years on: time to unleash these discoveries onto the KFJC airwaves! As before, the music often strays far from progressive rock, the genre most frequently associated with the Mellotron, so expect to also hear Soul, Country, Pop, Ballads, Heavy Metal, Krautrock and many points in between. The list continues to grow, so don't be surprised if part 5 follows fairly soon!

Plug & Play: Plug Research Revealed

Saturday Mayhem 14 from 12:P to 4:P
PLUG & PLAY: Plug Research Revealed
Hosted by Trinity
Plug Research churns out music ranging from dub to electronic to hip hop and more. Their roster includes Ammoncontact, Nobody, Mia Doi Todd, Calamalka, Dntel, John Tejada, Thomas Fehlmann, Daedelus and more. Come explore the wonders of Plug Research through music, interviews, and giveaways. Special live performance with Daedelus and Montag!

Aquarius In tUMULt

Sunday Mayhem 15 from 2:P to 6:P
Aquarius In tUMULt
Hosted by: Terry Tyke and Andee and Allan from Aquarius Record store
A look at the beginnings and development of this haven for the musically lost and wayward souls, whose music may never be heard were it not for outlets like Aquarius ? case in point, the music on the tUMULt label, run by Aquarius co-commander, Andee. Also, in this age of digital downloading, what of the future for retail outlets like AQ? Andee and Allan from Aquarius will be on hand to lead Terry Tyke through the sonic nirvana that is AQ to the answers to this and more questions, and to discuss and play the music of the tUMULt label.

Big Noise from Nigeria

Sunday Mayhem 15 from 6:P to midnight
Big Noise from Nigeria
Hosted by: Art Crimes & Rocky Rococo
An overview of the development of Afrobeat, starting at Ground Zero: Nigeria. We?ll trace a path from Nigeria?s traditional drum and vocal music, to highlife, juju, and other styles, including Fela?s introduction of Afrobeat. And we?ll hear some modern practitioners of these styles, from both Africa and beyond. Find out more about Nigerian music! www.afropop.org and www.nigeria-arts.net. Also, thank you to Jenifer at Rock Paper Scissors for the King Sunny giveaways!

Silber Records Special

Tuesday Mayhem 17 from 6:PM to midnight
From The Bedroom To Your Ears
Hosted by Max Level
Spotlight on the Silber Records label and its family of artists from around the world - including Small Life Form, Rollerball, Aarktica, Clang Quartet, Tara Vanflower and Kobi just to name a few. Expect plenty of drone, love, honesty, sound, interviews, and giveaway goodies.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday Mayhem 18 sometime from 6:A to 10:A
Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
Each Wednesday morning during Mayhem join Ann Arbor as she hosts at least 1 special guest who will join her either by phone or in person to share something that they are doing.

Brass Insanity

Thursday Mayhem 19 from 10:A to 2P
Brass Insanity
Hosted by Dave Richoux
Seemingly inspired equally by Sousa, Sun Ra, Zappa, and Spike Jones - BrassWind musicians from all over the world have been creating a lot of strange new sounds - mixing ancient traditions (Klezmer, Vaudeville, Balkan, etc.) with modern jazz and rock. This special will focus on groups like Flat Earth Society, Willem Breuker Kollektief and many others. more info & links

Actuel Jazz

Thursday Mayhem 19 from from 10:P to 2:A
Actuel Jazz Label
Hosted by Justin Outlier
Actuel has released a treasure trove of free jazz classics over the years an it's time to present as many of them as possible back-to-back. Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, Don Cherry, Anthony Braxton, Grachan Moncur, Alan Silva and Art Ensemble of Chicago have all recorded their best works on Actuel. What Blue Note is to popular jazz, Actuel is to free jazz. Thurston Moore and Byron Coley provide testimony to Actuel's contributions when they released a JazzActuel boxset in 2000. Four hours is not enough time to appropriately highlight all of the BYG/Actuel library but we'll make due with what time we have - tune in and free you assssss!

Mellotron Special part II

Friday Mayhem 20 from 8:P to midnight
Tales Of The Eight Second Orchestra - Part 4.2
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
Another 4 hourse featuring the Mellotron: Since part 3 in Mayhem 1997, KFJC's mellotron moguls have been compiling an ever-increasing list of songs -- featuring this quirky and temperamental keyboard instrument -- that they somehow missed first, second and third time around. 8 years on: time to unleash these discoveries onto the KFJC airwaves! As before, the music often strays far from progressive rock, the genre most frequently associated with the Mellotron, so expect to also hear Soul, Country, Pop, Ballads, Heavy Metal, Krautrock and many points in between. The list continues to grow, so don't be surprised if part 5 follows fairly soon!

Transmissions From The Turin Spacelab

Saturday, Mayhem 21 from 2:P to 6:P
Transmissions From The Turin Spacelab
Hosted by: Terry Tyke
A look at the space research and experimentation being conducted by the brothers Roberto and Maurizio Opalio, as we hopefully resolve conundrum of why they insist on stating, ?My Cat is an Alien?, via interviews with the brothers, various co-conspirators and the music created in the Spacelab, and maybe one or 2 surprises.

24 Hours of Sun RA

Sunday Mayhem 22 from midnite to midnite
24 Hours of Sun RA
Hosted by: Spliff Skankin, Nancy Reagan, Hawkeye Joe, Dave Richoux and others
All things Sun RA including live performance, live recording, interviews, rare recordings, unreleased music

Burnt Ramen Retrospective

Monday Mayhem 23 from 8:P to 2:A
The Ramen Days: A Burnt Ramen Retrospective
Hosted by Guy Montag
Amidst oppressive urban squalor, grim city streets, and unmercifully high risk neighborhoods, Burnt Ramen Studios thrived as an "Unsafe Place for All Ages". Myk Ramen and John the Baker dedicated their lives to the creation of this vital S.F. Bay Area venue. Prior to being shut down by the Richmond City Police Department and Fire Marshal, Burnt Ramen operated "under the radar" for nearly three years as a free forum, where musicians, artists, and individuals could gather and openly express themselves without inhibition.

Consort with Guy Montag as he discusses Burnt Ramen's inspirational history with John the Baker and Myk Ramen. Fixate as JTB & Myk perform live in KFJC's pit with their respective bands, Instant Asshole and Ill Gotten Gainz! Observe unreleased live recordings from the extensive Burnt Ramen Archives! Montag also interviews Melissa Elbirt who manifested the Ramen Days DVD documentary along with Scott Karate. Utter mayhem that breeds the unexpected! Not to be missed!

Riddims of Jamaica - pt 2

Tuesday Mayhem 24 from 3:PM to 5:PM
Riddims of Jamaica - part 2
Hosted by Mr. Lucky
A selection of the most versioned and influential riddims of reggae, from the days of Studio One to the emergence of the digital dancehall era and beyond. Part 2 is dedicated to the begining of the digital era starting with the Sleng-Teng riddim, as well as some new, contemporary riddims popular in the dance today.

Ann Arbor's Mayhem Grab Bag of Special Guests

Wednesday Mayhem 25 from 7:A to 9:A
Hot Damn - it's Haiku Slam!
Hosted by: Ann Arbor
How much can you say in 17 syllables?
Make it fun or sad, be it truthful or fiction, it's all very good!

KFJC Classics

Friday Mayhem 27 from 7:P to 2:A
KFJC Classics
Hosted by: Goodwrench and Hawkeye Joe
Tucked away in the KFJC archives are tons of exhilarating, goofy, irritating, and sometimes frightening tunes, many of which had anthemic status when first unleashed on the unsuspecting airwaves, but were forgotten and buried in the library afterwards. A good portion of them were strange one-off 7"s or demos that were captured on cart. Using my viewpoint as a long-time listener and Hawkeye's as a long term staffer, we intend to dig up some of these moldy treasures again and expose them to the light, an exercise rather like kicking over a rotten log to see what sort of creature scuttles out.

Homestead and Wolfe

Saturday Mayhem 28 from 5:P to 9:P
The Homestead and Wolfe Special
Hosted by Mitch LeMay
They met up at the Good Samaritan United Methodist Church in Cupertino, and ended up making some of the finest folk harmony pop music of the 1970s. When Ernie Bringas brought them to the legendary Gold Star Studios in Hollywood to record with some of the top session men in Los Angeles, it was a case of genius at first listen.

Anopheles Records head Karl Ikola re-issued these masters in 2004, and the rest of the world can hear them now, too........

Join original HOMESTEAD & WOLFE members Brian Gundy, JoAnne Avery and Ted Larson, with special guest Karl Ikola, in live performance and interview with Mitch LeMay in a Mayhem Special celebrating The Gold Star Tapes 1973-75 release, and the life and times of HOMESTEAD & WOLFE

Day of Dub

Sunday Mayhem 29 from midnite to midnite
The 6th Annual Day of Dub
Another year, and another Day of Dub. 24 hours of psychedelic, instrumental, super-groovin? x-ray music. From the classic riddims of yesterday to the spaced out explorations bubblin? into the future. Featuring Spliff Skankin at 4PM. Check the Day of Dub website for schedule, downloads, and links.

Les is the Most. A Les Baxter retrospective.

Monday Mayhem 30 from noon to 4:P
Les is the Most
Hosted by Mitch LeMay and Gallium Arsenide
Les Baxter is the leading figure in the history of exotica. His work for Capitol Records in the 1950s introduced most of the major movements in exotica. His 1950 album, "Music Out of the Moon," featured the theremin and was probably the best-selling theremin album of all time--and also founded the "space" school of exotica. In 1951, he did the same for the "jungle" school of exotica with his landmark "Ritual of the Savage" LP, for which he wrote the theme song of exotica: "Quiet Village." He crested the European cover wave with his only number one hit, "Poor People of Paris," in 1956. He produced and wrote most of the first album by the four-octave Peruvian songstress, Yma Sumac, "Voice of the Xtabay".

Mellotron redux

Monday Mayhem 30 from 7:P to midnight
"Tales of the 8-second Orchestra, The Final Fling" - the Mellotron Special.
Hosted by Earl Grey, Pete Dixon and Joe Schlabotnik
One last chance to play the "spot the Mellotron" game! Two earlier specials this Mayhem just haven't been enough to accommodate the mass of material that we continue to discover that features the Marvelous Mighty Mellotron. As before, expect some progressive sounds, but also expect plenty of big surprises - hear this curious but versatile keyboard instrument cropping up in the unlikeliest of places!

Folk Song Roots with Shirley Collins

Tuesday Mayhem 31 from 7:P to 10:P
Folk Song Roots with Shirley Collins
Hosted by Art Crimes
Shirley Collins has studied and sung English folk songs all her life, many of them native to Sussex , where she has lived most of her life. She has performed in a variety of settings, among them a duo with her late sister Dolly, folk- rock collectives such as The Albion Country Band and, more recently, Current 93. Now retired from performing, she is still active in promoting folk traditions in England. She?s also written a book, "America Over the Water?, about her travels with Alan Lomax on their recording expedition to the American South in 1959, where she heard many American variants of English folk songs she knew well. Recently Art Crimes talked with Shirley about English folk songs and their journey ?Over the Water? to America. We?ll hear English and American versions of a few of those songs, including some of Shirley?s own performances, and a few newly recorded versions of these songs taken from a collection that Shirley annotated: "Songlinks 2" (Fellside).

   

 

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