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Short descriptions of Mayhem Specials

For The Record - Bio-Psy-Op Apocalypse Now, Part 17: An Ounce of Prevention, Part 2

Monday, Mayhem 2 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
A noteworthy development in the Covid-19 “op” concerns the selection of experts to oversee The Lancet’s investigation of the origins of the SARS CoV‑2.

The Muslim Influence in Jazz

Monday, Mayhem 2 7:00pm — 9:40pm

Hosted by Cousin Mary
In honor of Muslim Heritage Month at Foothill College, Cousin Mary will explore jazz artists who were practicing Muslims and others who assumed Muslim names.

Doing It To Death - A James Brown Special

Monday, Mayhem 2 10:00pm — Tuesday, Mayhem 3 10:00pm

The annual birthday tribute to James Brown, the godfather of soul, the minister of the new super-heavy funk, soul brother number one, the hardest working man in show business, James Brown. Live recordings, alternative tracks, extended jams, oddities and rarities, interviews, and testimonials. Join us for the James Brown hairstyle and dance contests, a funky good time is guaranteed for all.

For The Record - Bio-Psy-Op Apocalypse Now, Part 18: An Ounce of Prevention, Part 3

Tuesday, Mayhem 3 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory 
A noteworthy development in the Covid-19 “op” concerns the selection of experts to oversee The Lancet’s investigation of the origins of the SARS CoV‑2.

A Tour of the Muslim World in Sound, Part 2

Wednesday, Mayhem 4 6:00am — 10:00am

Hosted by Ann Arbor
In honor of Muslim Heritage Month at Foothill College, Ann Arbor presented a four hour tour of the Muslim world in sound on her April 27 show. There was so much inspiring material, that the special continues with part 2 on Mayhem 4. We'll visit all the countries with significant Muslim populations from Africa to the Middle East, to Asia.

For The Record - Bio-Psy-Op Apocalypse Now, Part 19: An Ounce of Prevention, Part 4

Wednesday, Mayhem 4 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory 
A noteworthy development in the Covid-19 “op” concerns the selection of experts to oversee The Lancet’s investigation of the origins of the SARS CoV‑2.

Sentient Ruin Laboratories: An Examination

Wednesday, Mayhem 4 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Atavist 
Sounds emanating from Oakland's Sentient Ruin Laboratories, in the vanguard of heavy, scary, and difficult-to-classify expressions of fear and pain.

For The Record - Bio-Psy-Op Apocalypse Now, Part 25: The Oswald Institute of Virology

Thursday, Mayhem 5 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory 
Revisiting Peter Daszak, centrally involved in the gain-of-function research that appears to have spawned the SARS CoV2 virus and Covid-19, we note that Daszak has deflected inquiries into his work by calling critics “conspiracy theorists.” 

For The Record - Harvest Time, Part 2: The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 2

Friday, Mayhem 6 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Harvesting the lethal political crop risen from seeds planted before, during, and in the immediate aftermath of World War II, this program sets forth the dynamics underlying the Covid-19 operation.

Where The Girls Are

Saturday, Mayhem 7 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Carson Street
We will dig into Ace Records incredible 10 volume set of CDs featuring great songs by female artists from the classic girl group era. These are girl groups you've never heard of but should have. Are we going to listen to the Ronettes? No! The Shirelles? No! We'll be listening to groups like Candy & the Kisses, the Teardrops, the Relatives, Baby Jane & the Rockabyes, The Avons, The Carolines, and The Delicates. Girl Groups, you don't remember now, but will, after this Mayhem Special.

Kaleidoscope Revisited: “Dive Into Yesterday” Part 2

Monday, Mayhem 9 6:00am — 10:00am

Kaleidoscope Revisited: a rebroadcast of Pete Dixon’s 2005 Kaleidoscope Mayhem Special “Dive IntoYesterday”. In recognition of the second anniversary of Pete Dixon’s tragic passing, KFJC will rebroadcast “Dive Into Yesterday” from 2005

Remembering John Prine

Monday, Mayhem 9 10:00am — 2:00pm

Hosted By Sally Goodin
Country & Folk singer/songwriter.  Born October 10th, 1946; died April 7th, 2020. John Prine was widely cited as one of the most influential songwriters of his time.  He wrote humorous songs about love and current events, as well as serious songs of social commentary and songs relating tales from his own life. John released his first album in 1971 and was active in music until his unfortunate death from Covid, in 2020.  Join me for an informal survey of his music.

For The Record - Harvest Time: Part 3 The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 3

Monday, Mayhem 9 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Harvesting the lethal political crop risen from seeds planted before, during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II, this program sets forth the dynamics underlying the Covid-19 operation.

For The Record - The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 7: Covid-19 and The American Deep State

Tuesday, Mayhem 10 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
This program continues our series analyzing the Wuhan Institute of Virology as having been set up to take the fall for the Covid-19 pandemic, which–in our considered opinion–is a covert operation by the U.S. as part of the full-court press against China.

The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 8: Covid-19 and The American Deep State, Part 2

Wednesday, Mayhem 11 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
This program continues our series analyzing the Wuhan Institute of Virology as having been set up to take the fall for the Covid-19 pandemic, which–in our considered opinion–is a covert operation by the U.S. as part of the full-court press against China.

Kayo Dot Chronology

Wednesday, Mayhem 11 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Atavist
Founded twenty years ago from the ashes of Maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot have established themselves in a class all their own: wide-ranging and eclectic influences, bending and melding of dark, intense genres, technical virtuosity, relative obscurity. In three hours I'll explore key sonic milestones that chart the winding course Kayo Dot has pursued over the past two decades. 

The Big Bubble

Thursday, Mayhem 12 2:00am — Friday, Mayhem 13 2:00am

Hosted By An Assortment of KFJC DJ's
Featuring music by the mysterious Residents. An assortment of KFJC DJs will put on their giant eyeballs and examine various aspects of the inscrutable Residents catalog.

The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 9: Covid-19 and The American Deep State, Part 3

Friday, Mayhem 13 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Continuing analysis of the propagation of the “Lab-Leak Theory” of the origin of Covid-19 in the context of what Mr. Emory calls “The Full-Court Press Against China,” this program highlights how what the brilliant Peter Dale Scott has termed “The American Deep State” is proceeding with the institutionalization of the anti-China effort, blaming that country for the Covid-19 pandemic, in particular.

I'm in a Subjunctive Mood

Friday, Mayhem 13 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Jersey Girl
The first set of songs will put you into a bad subjunctive mood. If I was one of those artists the nuns would smack my hands. But soon thereafter we’ll get into a good subjunctive mood with artists who know their grammar. If I were a nun I would love them. And if everyone learns their lesson, we might move on to other English grammar.

Colour Haze

Saturday, Mayhem 14 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted by Carson Street
Fire one up and tune in while we spend three hours with psychedelic brain melters Colour Haze. Formed in the mid-nineties, Colour Haze is the flagship band of the German stoner rock scene. Their sound is a mixture of funk, metal, and heavy rock with fuzzy riffs and doses of eastern influences.

The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 9: Covid-19 and The American Deep State, Part 3

Monday, Mayhem 16 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Embodying the “Deep State” ideological continuity being perpetuated from the “extremist” Trump administration to the “respectable” Biden administration, national security advisor Jake Sullivan now sees the “Lab Leak Theory” of Covid’s origins as “credible” as natural origins.

The Oswald Institute of Virology, Part 13: Douthat Agonistes and the Northwoods Virus

Tuesday, Mayhem 17 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
This program supplements our long series on “The Oswald Institute of Virology.”

Earhammer Studios: Enabling Destruction

Wednesday, Mayhem 18 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Atavist and Beast of Bourbon
Through an extraordinarily varied playlist, Atavist will shed light on the centrality of Earhammer Studios in capturing Bay Area crust, doom, metal, and aligned sounds, while Beast of Bourbon will interview Earhammer founder and engineer Greg Wilkinson. It's hard to imagine the Bay Area extreme music scene without the records that have been recorded at Earhammer. To celebrate Earhammer is, in a sense, to chart the course of Bay Area extreme music over the past couple of decades. 

A Recreation of the 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert

Friday, Mayhem 20 10:00am — 2:00pm

Hosted By Avakhov
Relive the golden era of jazz with a recreation of Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert – using (mostly) music versions found in the KFJC library whose original recordings preceded or followed this historic moment.

Unsung Heroes of Detroit Techno

Friday, Mayhem 20 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 21 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
Looking at the Detroit techno scene, a few big names generally get all the attention. This special will look at some players that flew beneath the radar but still released quality material.

Nuggets II

Saturday, Mayhem 21 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Carson Street
In 2001 Rhino Records decided to issue a sequel to their Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968 compilation. Rather than taking the easy way out and offering another round of American garage rockers they compiled four discs of hidden treasures from non-American garage and psych bands. Most of the tracks we will listen to are from British bands, but there are also selections from a pre-fame Guess Who, New Zealand act the Smoke, the Brazilian psychedelia of Os Mutantes, the exceptional Merseybeat stylings of Uruguay's Los Shakers, and the extraordinary Peruvian combo We All Together, among other non-Brit acts.

A Night and Day of the Sun - A Tribute to Sun Ra

Sunday, Mayhem 22 2:00am — Monday, Mayhem 23 2:00am

Hosted By Spliff Skankin and Others
Celebrating Sun Ra's 108th birthday with a 24-hour round-the-clock party of experimental music, psychedelic poetry, cosmic philosophy, and Afro-futuristic space jamming.

Scott Heller aka Dr Space

Wednesday, Mayhem 25 2:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Carson Street & Slartibartfest
Scott Heller is an American musician living in Portugal. Dr Space, aka Scott Heller, plays in Øresund Space Collective, Black Moon Circle, Doctors of Space and contributes synthesizers to many other bands and projects. Other bands Dr Spacehas played with include: Yuri Gagarin, White Hills, Phased, Bismut, Johan Scott, and Agusa. Join us as we blast off into outer space with Scott Heller.

A Needle Needs a Groove

Thursday, Mayhem 26 7:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted by Max Level
Things with grooves…  pressed grooves, lathe-cut grooves, locked grooves, double grooves, reverse grooves, uncooperative grooves, grooves cut every which way into who knows what. Run-ins with run-out grooves. Confused turntables. Breakbeat theory. Probably an interview or two with people who know about this stuff. In any event, the KFJC decks will get a workout.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Jazz

Friday, Mayhem 27 10:00am — 2:00pm

Hosted by Cousin Mary
Four hours of discovering and revisiting the influence and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in jazz.  Featuring interviews with Hammond organ jazz artist Brian Ho and drummer Akira Tana. Part of KFJC's celebration of Foothill College's Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The Tromso Techno Mob

Friday, Mayhem 27 10:00pm — Saturday, Mayhem 28 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
Tromso, Norway is a city up near the Arctic Circle that has been dubbed the “techno capital” of Norway, with a disproportionally large number of electronic music producers for a city of its size and location.  This special will introduce some of the major techno artists from Tromso. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Saturday, Mayhem 28 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Carson Street
In 2008 guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi left behind their solo careers to start a new band; one that would combine their shared musical roots of blues, jazz, and gospel. They saw a great future together during their first performance with members of the Derek Trucks Band and a guest horn section. We will listen to that future for three hours with the greatest blues/rock band ever.

Unsheathed in the East: Swords of Metal, Grindcore and Noise from the Asia Pacific

Saturday, Mayhem 28 3:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Teachers Aids
Lake Cocytus heralds Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by disclosing offerings from black metal, doom, grindcore, death metal, and noise from Japan, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, and more.

Getting Horny with Sir Cumference

Sunday, Mayhem 29 12:00pm — 3:00pm

Hosted By Sir Cumference
Sir Cumference goes pop with big horns, and he wants your help. Sir Cumference likes a bit of Madness, and Oingo Boingo – but also big bands, and drum corps. Heck, even Jimmy Nail’s “Ain’t No Doubt” and George Ezra’s "Anyone For You" has fun bursts of horns in their songs. Do you have a favorite song with a strong, or just plain fun, horn section? Email your suggestion, and any narrative about your choice, to Sir Cumference at horny@pi2r.me. Then listen on Sunday afternoon, May 29 from noon to 3 to hear your’s and other listener’s selections.

For The Record - Uncle Sam & The Swastika: 25 Years Later

Sunday, Mayhem 29 7:00pm — 8:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Reprising the first of the Archive Shows (originally recorded on 5/23/1980), this program examines the corporate relationships between German and American firms that were instrumental in the rise of the Third Reich. Miscellaneous Archive Show M11—“Uncle Sam and the Swastika: U.S Industrial Support for Nazi Germany” contains insights that are even more relevant and more frightening than they were in 1980. As the 25th anniversary of the original broadcast passed, Mr. Emory re-broadcast the show, with editorial comment before and after its playing. In particular, Mr. Emory noted the hauntingly contemporary insights that author James Stewart Martin imparted at the conclusion of his landmark text All Honorable Men. Mr. Martin warned that the American component of the trans-Atlantic fraternity that had funded and armed Hitler might choose to bring fascism to America “as a calm judgment of business necessity.”

For The Record - Deep Politics and the Death of Iris Chang, Parts 1 & 2

Sunday, Mayhem 29 8:00pm — 10:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Late last year (2019), the city of San Jose (California) opened a park dedicated to the memory of the late author Iris Chang.
These broadcasts update and supplement discussion of Iris Chang’s alleged “suicide,” highlighted in FTR #509. Of particular significance is the fact that the Golden Lily loot and the decisive political and economic factors stemming from the material covered in Gold Warriors, the other books by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave, and Ms. Chang’s The Rape of Nanking, have enormous and ongoing significance.

Fargo Noise Fest III

Monday, Mayhem 30 2:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Abacus Finch
Terrorizing the deepest recesses of midwest noise, SEAGRAVE STUDIOS will host its third iteration of sonic atrocity second weekend in June. in attendance we'll hear from the likes of COCK ESP, COMPACTOR, PCRV, WHITEY ALABASTARD, AMBIGERE, SUPPORT UNIT and many more. Abacus finch hosts audio appraisal and interviews memorial day afternoon.

For The Record - The JFK Assassination and the Vietnam War

Monday, Mayhem 30 6:00pm — 7:00pm

Hosted By Dave Emory
Considerable attention has been devoted by the media to a TV documentary by Ken Burns about the Vietnam War. What has not been covered by Burns et al is the fact that JFK’s assassination was the decisive pivot-point of the policy pursued by the U.S. in the conflict.

Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues Part I

Wednesday, June 1 7:20am — 8:00am

Hosted By Ann Arbor
The Pandemic Players present Ian Dudley’s Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues. As a follow-up to last Mayhem’s adventure with Marlowe and the Spacewoman, this exciting adventure in two parts will air on Wednesdays June 1st and June 8th at 7:20 a.m. during Ann Arbor’s Unbedtime Stories. Ian Dudley is a South Bay author who adapted this work, especially for the KFJC Pandemic Players. This adventure is a whodunnit involving an art theft at a museum.

Anglo Pop Psych

Thursday, June 2 2:00pm — 6:00pm

Hosted By Brian Chandler
Presenting Anglo Pop Psych from 1965-1967 with special guest Archie Patterson of Eurock Magazine. Please tune in to hear the music of The Move, The Nice, The Deviants, Small Faces, The Idle Race, Roy Wood, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Grapefruit, Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera, The Spencer Davis Group, Tomorrow, Twink, The Creation, John’s Children, The Smoke, Marmalade, Small Faces and stories of the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco in 1969. 

 

The Life and Times of Walt Dickerson

Friday, June 3 10:00am — 2:00pm

Hosted By Goodwrench
Walt Dickerson was a jazz vibraphonist most associated with the post-bop scene.  He specially treated his mallets, resulting in a very facile, shimmering style of playing. Due to a 10-year hiatus in his career, his catalog is limited, but very rewarding nonetheless. Expect 4 hours of breathtaking mallet abuse…

The Belleville Three, Part 1

Friday, June 3 10:00pm — Saturday, June 4 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
The Detroit techno scene was jump-started by three high school friends – Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. They all founded their own record labels (Metroplex,  Transmat, and KMS). Expect some examination of the origins of techno and career retrospectives for these three pioneers.

Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues Part 2

Wednesday, June 8 7:20am — 8:00am

Hosted By Ann Arbor
The Pandemic Players present Ian Dudley’s Marlowe and the Spacewoman: A Picture is Worth A Thousand Clues. As a follow-up to last Mayhem’s adventure with Marlowe and the Spacewoman, this exciting adventure in two parts will air on Wednesdays June 1st and June 8th at 7:20 a.m. during Ann Arbor’s Unbedtime Stories. Ian Dudley is a South Bay author who adapted this work, especially for the KFJC Pandemic Players. This adventure is a whodunnit involving an art theft at a museum.

The Belleville Three, Part 2

Friday, June 10 10:00pm — Saturday, June 11 2:00am

Hosted by Goodwrench
The Detroit techno scene was jump-started by three high school friends – Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. They all founded their own record labels (Metroplex, Transmat, and KMS). Expect some examination of the origins of techno and career retrospectives for these three pioneers.

The Tromso Techno Mob – The Rest

Friday, June 17 10:00pm — Saturday, June 18 2:00am

Hosted By Goodwrench
The first installment of the Tromso Techno Mob special examined the output of three Tromso heavy hitters – part 2 is about the other guys…

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