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: www.some-assembly-required.net

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Merry Christmas from Some Assembly Required! I couldn't wait until Christmas Eve to upload this week's episode... It should start airing around the country closer to December the 25th, but for now you can enjoy it here as a Podcast. As I said when uploading the first Xmas Mix, in 2005, Christmas is pretty much the only holiday I still get excited about, and I've been working on this episode for the past couple of months actually, trying to get it just right. I think it turned out pretty good. Check it out HERE. It's been five years since the last Christmas Theme! In fact, the Podcast began on December 21, 2005 with the first Xmas Mix (Still Available HERE) and I started uploading actual episodes a couple of weeks later, in January (2006). So, next month will be the 12th Anniversary of the show AND the 5th Anniversary of the Podcast. Yeah! It's been a great five years on the web, and twelve on the air... Thanks for listening and Merry Christmas, Jon Nelson - (2010) SAR Christmas Episode - (2005) SAR Xmas Mix www.some-assembly-required.net
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Solcofn Solcofn's Phil Russell has been making music for about a decade. The Washington DC based artist also produced DC101's "Flounder's Mashups" from 2004 - 2008 and has continued to be involved with the radio program. You can hear a good example of his take on Bastard Pop in our 2010 Christmas Episode (#260) HERE. Russell is also a remix producer and musician, with releases on online label's Corpid and Kusic. You can check out at least a couple of his albums and a load of links to mashups at his website. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Solcofn... *Name: Solcofn *Are there any additional names used to describe this project: No *Do you use a pseudonym? Solcofn *Members: Phil Russell *Founding Members: Me *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: Digital Deconstructions is pretty cool. I just make mashups and original music. Nothing too fancy and I don't have a fancy name for what I do...I just do it. *Is there a story behind your name? There was a band called soul coughing and I was a huge fan. All I could get on my license plate for my car was solcofn and over the years people started a nick name of sol and it just stuck. I've been using it for years now. *Location: Washington D.C. *Original Location: Military brat, so I moved around a lot over the years. *What is your creative/artistic background: I took a year of Piano and three years of Drums when I was younger. That really helped out when doing mashups and original music later on in life. *History: I have been making music in various forms for well over 10 years now. I started doing digital music in the late 90's, making odd sound collages or compositions with a friend and then I branched of on my own. *Born: I was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1975. *Motivations: The mashups were a way for me to have fun and put my own take on tunes that I loved or hated. The original music was a way for me to vent my feelings. It helped a lot! *Philosophy: As far as the originals go, I want my music to take you on a journey. If you feel that you have been taken on a trip away from your day to day troubles, then I have done my job. *How would you like to be remembered: As an honest and good person who just wanted to provide some happiness in an often dreary world. *Web address: www.solcofn.com www.some-assembly-required.net
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A few Early Recommendations for Christmas Cheer... I've got my 2010 Christmas Episode all ready to go. It's going up this weekend - Stay tuned! [update: Now Available HERE]. In the meantime, here are some Xmas Collage Albums which are definitely worth checking out... The Found Sound Orchestra - "CHRISTMAS MIDGETS" I'm still kicking myself for missing out on the Found Sound Orchestra's NEW Christmas Album, "Christmas Midgets". Formerly known as team9, The Found Sound Orchestra is taking all of their mashup skills and pushing them in just a slightly different direction these days. This album is destined for greatness! Check it out HERE. Various Artists - "SANTASTIC V: SNOW, MAN!" I got ahead of myself this year, I was so excited about doing another Xmas Mix, and this is another album I missed in the process. This is a really good series, and you can find all five of them linked to from DJ BC's website. Check it out HERE. "Kittinfish Mountain's Christmas Conundrum" There are so many I could list, but I'll stick to just these three for now. Released in 2006, Kittinfish Mountain was totally new to me. A sugar rush of sound collage, this should round things out nicely... Enjoy! Check it out HERE. Stay tuned for the Some Assembly Required Christmas Special - Available This Weekend... Thanks for listening, Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 260, Some Assembly Required (2010 Christmas Special) 01 Divide & Kreate – “Blitzkrieg Santa” 02 Wayne Butane – “A Very Special Wayne Butane Christmas (segment)” 03 Voicedude – “Carol Of The Burgers” 04 samflanagan – “Frosty DMC” 05 Whimsical Will – “Christmas Cut-Up (1985)” 06 People Like Us – “Jingle Bells 1” 07 Divide & Kreate – “Jingle Jane” 08 DJ Angelo – “An Alternative Christmas Message” 09 Kittinfish Mountain – “Frosty the Snowman” 10 The Bran Flakes – “Here Comes Santa” 11 Wayne Butane – “A Very Special Wayne Butane Christmas (segment)” 12 People Like Us – “Silent Night” 13 Martinn – “Brave Bells Of Scotland” 14 Buchanan & Goodman – “Santa & The Satellite” 15 Buchanan & Goodman – “Santa & The Satellite Part 2” 16 King Of Pants – “Alala Falala Hasselhoff” 17 ATOM - “You Should Be A Freaky Christmas, Baby” 18 Wayne Butane – “A Very Special Wayne Butane Christmas (segment)”” 19 Solcofn – “Nude Christmas” 20 dj BC – “Imagine Santa” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR260.mp3
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