Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required is a weekly audio art show focused on works of audio appropriation. "Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions and turntable creations." More information, online at:
Episode 164, Some Assembly Required
(Featuring our 2007 interview with Realistic)

01 The Evolution Control Committee – “Darwin at Fifteenâ€
02 Realistic – “Magnetic Home Poetryâ€
03 Realistic – “Larry Likes Greetingâ€
04 Realistic – “The introduction dittyâ€
05 Realistic – “Sq-80 Buzzâ€
06 Realistic – “Conversation Heartsâ€
07 Realistic – “Eyebeam poundingâ€
08 Realistic – “Looking for a handoutâ€
09 Realistic – “Hopeless Romantic Tragedyâ€
10 Realistic – “The Camera Trackâ€
11 Realistic – “Trademark Messagingâ€
12 Realistic – “Ex-corporate Dreamâ€

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Direct download: SAR164b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm PDT

Episode 33, Some Assembly Required

01 Lecture on Nothing - “Opinionsâ€
02 People Like Us - “My son Jimâ€
03 Joseph Hyde - “Manicâ€
04 The Evolution Control Committee - “I want a cookieâ€
05 Silica-Gel - “Blurpy blipâ€
06 Splatt - “The tao of junkâ€
07 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - “Leunigâ€
08 Negativland - “(Guns) Thenâ€
09 The Evolution Control Committee - “No time for yesâ€
10 Steve Fisk - “Break on thruâ€
11 Jim Allenspach - “Not normalâ€
12 Z-Trip - “Rockstar IIâ€

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Direct download: SAR33.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31pm PDT

Episode 85, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2004 interview with Christian Marclay)

01 Christian Marclay/Gunter Muller – “Love gasolineâ€
02 Christian Marclay – “Jimi Hendrixâ€
03 Christian Marclay – “Detroit, 12/21/02â€
04 C. Marclay/G. Muller – “Je Ne Vous Oublierai Jamaisâ€
05 Christian Marclay/Gunter Muller – “pfiffâ€
06 Christian Marclay – “Don’t stop nowâ€
07 Christian Marclay – “Johann Straussâ€
08 Christian Marclay/Gunter Muller – “Vitaliumâ€
09 Christian Marclay – “Annandale-on-Hudson, 11/19/03â€
10 Christian Marclay – “New York, 9/17/00â€
11 Christian Marclay – “One thousand cyclesâ€

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Direct download: SAR85b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

September 5, 2010

This week's Q&A is with Timmy The Tapeworm's James Allen (check it out HERE). I actually had new Q&A's with two of the artists featured in last week's episode (#256), so I decided to post one last week (Junk Culture), and then a new one again this week, as we've already run a Q&A with The Freelance Hellraiser, who is our featured artist in this week's episode (#147, featuring our 2006 interview with the artist).

So, yeah. That should clear things up, I hope. Check out this week's Q&A with Timmy The Tapeworm HERE, or just scroll down a bit...

thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson
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Timmy The Tapeworm

Timmy The Tapeworm is the Twin Cities' own James Allen. Check out his :50 track on the SAR/mnartists compilation "50/50", featured in Episode 256. It's a stand out.

Allen is a recent graduate of the The Art Institutes International Minnesota, a noise artist and freelance Graphic Designer, living in Minneapolis. His work has been featured on at least a dozen compilations, including 2008's 612noise, on the insides music label.

Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Timmy The Tapeworm...

*Name: Timmy the Tapeworm

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Depeche Node, Japeworm

*Do you use a pseudonym? (Yes)

*Members: One, with the occasional tapeworm.

*Founding Members: James Allen

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: All of the above, but often not. Or, perhaps more.

*Another genre descriptor: Most of my work can probably be described under terms like mash-up, breakcore, or noise. But then there's the work that's not quite any of those that I often refer to as DnB for those with attention disorders, or ADHDnB, for short. However, when I'm too lazy to explain anything, I just say it's Wormcore, and leave it up to whoever to figure it out.

*Is there a story behind your name? I was convinced that I had a tapeworm living in me during the summer of 2005. It was a lonely summer, so, excited to have company, I became rather fond of having a tapeworm. He became my friend. I later found out that I never had a tapeworm, just a high metabolism.

*Location: Minneapolis, MN

*Original Location: Bad medical advice

*What is your creative/artistic background: In short: I went to school for Graphic Design. I use that knowledge for the occasional freelance. I do the occasional art show thing. More often than not, the music thing works out better. It's also more fun.

*History: Summer 2005

*Born: 1985—MN

*Motivations: Making tangible versions of the sounds in my head and other bad cliches.

*Philosophy: There isn't a set "philosophy" behind my work, it's more a means of keeping myself from having a nervous breakdown.

*How would you like to be remembered: I am still uncertain.

*Web address: Until there is more time:
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Episode 147, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2006 interview with The Freelance Hellraiser)

01 The Freelance Hellraiser - “Just Can't Get Enough Pillsâ€
02 The Freelance Hellraiser - “City Grammarâ€
03 The Freelance Hellraiser - “A Stroke Of Geniusâ€
04 The Freelance Hellraiser - “Step On Man “
05 The Freelance Hellraiser - “What About Going Down?â€
06 The Freelance Hellraiser - “Wonder womanâ€
07 The Freelance Hellraiser - “It Ain't Hard To Tellâ€

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Direct download: SAR147b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm PDT