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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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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 270_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 269_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 268_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 267_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 266_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 265_SAR.mp3
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Some Assembly Required is an 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

Direct download: 264_SAR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm PDT

Episode 263, Some Assembly Required 01 Cut Master D.C. – “Santa’s Beat Box (Instrumental)” 02 V/VM – “What’s In Our Christmas Stocking?” 03 Satan’s Little Helper – “All Your Christmases (Part One)” 04 People Like Us – “Christmas Show (edit)” 05 Divide and Kreate – “Little Breakbeat Boy” 06 King of Pants – “Alala Falala Hasselhoff” 07 Satan’s Little Helper – “All Your Christmases (Part Two)” 08 Faroff – “A Message To You, Santa Claus” 09 Mr. Fab & RIAA – “G-L-O-RIAA” 10 Mojochronic – “White Christmadness” 11 Santa Cloud – “Hypercannon” 12 Satan’s Little Helper – “All Your Christmases (Part Three)” 13 Derek B/Run-DMC/Kurtis Blow – “Santa Medley” 14 James Covenant – “Captain Picard Sings ‘Let It Snow!’” 15 James Covenant – “Silent Night By Chewbacca” 16 The Found Sound Orchestra – “Sleighing Bells” 17 DJ BC – “Jack Frost vs. The Weatherman” 18 Satan’s Little Helper – “All Your Christmases (Part Four)” 19 Kittinfish Mountain – “Jingle Bells” 20 Satan’s Little Helper – “All Your Christmases (Part Five)” 21 DJ Tripp – “Just Like Rudolph” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD

Direct download: SAR263.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am PDT

The following 150+ SAR Q&A's represent the artist features uploaded from 2006-2009, in alphabetical order... Thanks for listening! Jon Nelson A plus D Aggro1 Jim Allenspach Ruth Anderson The Angel Animals Within Animals Antediluvian Rocking Horse B’O’K Barbed DJ BC Beatrix*JAR The Beige Channel Big City Orchestra Ros Bobos The Bran Flakes Wayne Butane Buttfinger The Button Cagey House DJ Cal Greg Carr Cassetteboy Cast of Thousands The Coherent Encoherence Colatron Coldcut Copycat Corporal Blossom Daniel Steven Crafts the Cranial Fishers Brian Joseph Davis Eddie Def Thomas Dimuzio Steve Dirkx Divide and Kreate The Droplift Project Dsico DJ Earlybird DJ Earworm Ellipse Elkshow Escape Mechanism The Evolution Control Committee DJ EZG Omer Fast Steve Fisk John Fleetham DJ Food Jason Forrest (Donna Summer) Fortyone DJ Foundation Joe Frawley The Freelance Hellraiser Jason Freeman Frenchbloke Freddy Fresh Futuro Gel-Sol Girl Talk Glockenspiel Go Home Productions Dickie Goodman Grateful For The Dead Greater Than One Alex H Steev Hise I Cut People IDC Idiom Creak Jabberwocky Don Joyce Junkshop Coyote Douglas Kahn Hugo Keesing Kid Koala The Kleptones Laso Halo Lecture on Nothing Lenlow Listen With Sarah DJ Lobsterdust Tim Maloney (Naked Rabbit) Christian Marclay DJ Marvel The Piss Mr. Meridies Matt Mikas David Morneau National Cynical Network Negativland DJ Nikoless Wes Nisker notv Nubile G and the Spurious Whiz Owen O'toole Oh Astro Orchid Spangiafora Bob Ostertag Osymyso Party Ben People Like Us Phatbastard Ergo Phizmiz Public Works DJ Qbert DJ Quest Rachmiel The Real Tuesday Weld (The Clerkenwell Kid) Realistic The Reborn Identity RIAA DJ Riko Tom Roe Ruckus Roboticus RX Music Kelly Patrick Ryan Alyce Santoro Savage Ohms Sawako Janek Schaefer John Schnall Jeffrey Sconce Secret Mommy Silica-Gel Social Security Soundhog Spacklequeen Sparo Speaker Freaker Ed Special Natasha Spencer Splatt The Square Root Of Evil Stark Effect Steinski

Stock, Hausen & Walkman Carl Stone Philip Strong Stunt Rock Surface Noise Rob Swift DJ T-Rock The Tape-beatles team9 James Tenney Think Tank Thousand Void Crush Jan Turkenburg Twink Ursula 1000 V/Vm Aaron Valdez Value Village People Voicedude Wake Up And Listen Myeck Waters Wax Audio Wax Tailor David Weir The Who Boys Wobbly Wolfram DJ Zebra Want more? Find a list of all the (30+) radio interviews we've done with SAR artists over the years, ALL of which are available to listen to online, at the SAR Interview Page... Check it out HERE. www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 01, Some Assembly Required 01 John Oswald - "Power" 02 The Bran Flakes - "Let us praise him children" 03 Negativland - "(Untitled)" 04 Escape Mechanism - "Today" 05 Steve Fisk - "Kennedy saga (part VII)" 06 Brian Eno/David Byrne - "Help me, somebody" 07 The Tape-beatles - "The law of repetition" 08 Steve Fisk - "The Way" 09 Lecture on Nothing - "Truckloads of bibles" 10 Negativland - "I am god" 11 Rik Rue - "Standing for nothing/falling for everything" 12 Escape Mechanism - "No reason" 13 Public Works - "Follow me" 14 The Evolution Control Committee - "Yakaroni and cheese" 15 Laso Halo - "One Jesus" 16 Naked Rabbit - "His name is Jesus" 17 Space Mesa - "Light of eternal mind" 18 Negativland - "Christianity is stupid" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

Unfinished Business - Part IV (Business Is Finished) I couldn't wait to upload the remaining episodes... The need to wrap this up sooner than later was too great. I just posted 4 of the last 5 to the archive and am uploading the fifth as I type this. Episode #1 was produced sometime in March or April of 2001, and it's the last to be added to the archive. So Some Assembly Required has been in syndication for just over a decade. I'd been doing the show live up to that point, in Minneapolis, and only started to pre-produce in 2001 so that I could send the show out to air on other radio stations. It turned out to be a lot more work than I had anticipated, but by the time I realized what I'd signed myself up for there were more than five stations expecting new episodes every week. I took pride in that and so somehow found the time. Within a couple of years the show was being broadcast in dozens of different cities and my fate was sealed. Thanks again to everyone for all the emails I've been getting since announcing the show's retirement. It actually means an awful lot. It's been really great to hear from folks who listened regularly and enjoyed the show. I'll miss it as well, of course! Episode #1 is up next... enjoy. Thanks for listening, Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 04, Some Assembly Required 01 The Tape-beatles - “Love” 02 Wobbly - “Ask me me me?” 03 Negativland - “Stress in marriage” 04 Involution - “Lab love” 05 The Bran Flakes - “Learning about love” 06 Steinski and Mass Media - “Wild about that thing” 07 Negativland - “The playboy channel” 08 The Tape-beatles - “Rhythm filler” 09 Steve Fisk - “Love X 8” 10 Silica-Gel - “Sex w/ a woman” 11 Wobbly - “3 sex tunes: Eggs, Baby, Feelings” 12 The Bran Flakes - “Feelings” 13 The Button - “The most ugly man in the world” 14 Echelon/Jane Dowe - “Robot love I love you” 15 Lecture on Nothing - “The art of love” 16 The Tape-beatles - “Desire” 17 Silica-Gel - “I honestly love you” 18 The Bran Flakes - “Mutual admiration and love” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR04.mp3
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Episode 05, Some Assembly Required 01 Wobbly - “I’m in the zone” 02 Plunderphonics All Stars - "Untitled (segment, side A)" 03 Cast of Thousands w/ Escape Mechanism - “Draining” 04 Silica-Gel - “Master of the game” 05 Negativland - “Discernment" 06 Negativland - "Metaloop" 07 Tom Recchion - “Out of the dunes” 08 Turntable Trainwreck - "(Untitled)" 09 People Like Us - "(Untitled)" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm PDT

Episode 06, Some Assembly Required 01 The Evolution Control Committee - “Rocked by rape” 02 John Oswald - “Pretender” 03 Natasha Spencer - “The house she flew in on (excerpt)” 04 William S. Burroughs - “Origin and theory of the tape cut-ups” 05 William S. Burroughs - “Recalling all active agents” 06 The Evolution Control Committee - “Bush speech (corrected - part 1)” 07 Negativland - “Yellow black and rectangular” 08 The Evolution Control Committee - “Bush speech (corrected - part 2)” 09 The Tape-beatles - “The law of repetition” 10 Steinski and Mass Media - “Its up to you (the war mix)” 11 People Like Us - “More plunderblunders” 12 Escape Mechanism - “Culture” 13 Pedro Rebelo - “...Just cartoon music” 14 The Tape-beatles - “From the tide or the wind” 15 People Like Us - “Whistle song” 16 Corporal Blossom - “Plastic job” 17 Steinski and Mass Media - “The xen to one ratio” 18 Glockenspiel - “When the record goes around” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD

Direct download: SAR06.mp3
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Episode 07, Some Assembly Required 01 Lecture on Nothing - “Grab and pull” 02 Escape Mechanism - “No reason” 03 Public Works - “Noise” 04 Steev Hise - “Retrofuturist trip-swing (gender politics mix)” 05 People Like Us - “Sugar & splice” 06 John Oswald - “White” 07 Steinski and Mass Media - “Everything’s disappeared” 08 Escape Mechanism - “Digital occasion” 09 David Shea - "(untitled)" 10 Silica-Gel - “Beauty bugaboo” 11 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - “The premier needs protection” 12 David Shea - "(untitled)" 13 Laso Halo - “One Jesus” 14 People Like Us - “Yodel bomber” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm PDT

Getting pretty close now... Just posted five more (old) episodes. Looks like I'll get the remaining shows posted by June at the latest. These last few episodes are all from the very first syndicated season of the show, produced at least ten years ago. The fact is they're sometimes a little bit difficult for me to listen to now, but here they are nonetheless... More coming soon. I should find the time to upload another four episodes sometime in the next week or two and then it's just the debut episode - Show #1. The countdown to closure has begun... Thanks for listening! Jon
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Episode 09, Some Assembly Required 01 People Like Us - “Repeat to fade” 02 Public Works - “Substance” 03 Wobbly - “Only musical” 04 John Oswald - “Angle” 05 The Bran Flakes - “Welcome to the human race” 06 Lecture on Nothing - “The heimlich maneuver” 07 Steve Fisk - “I wish I were dead, part 1” 08 Laso Halo - “Sleepy time jazz” 09 Tim Maloney - “Thunderclock” 10 Silica-Gel - “Pssst” 11 Negativland - “Tribal mandate” 12 Public Works - “Numbers (side A)” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Episode 10, Some Assembly Required 01 The Tape-beatles - “The American adventure” 02 Steve Fisk - “Ragged old flag” 03 Negativland - “The gun and the bible” 04 The Tape-beatles - “America is confident” 05 The Evolution Control Committee - “Bush speech (corrected - part 1) 06 The Evolution Control Committee - “Bush speech (corrected - part 2) 07 Steinski and Mass Media - “Its up to you (the television mix)” 08 Project Data Control - “Blame the media” 09 Negativland - “Our national anthem” 10 Steev Hise - “Slicing up amerika” 11 Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz - “Countdown” 12 The Evolution Control Committee - “Rocked by Rape” 13 Lecture on Nothing - “Chicken Sludge” 14 Christopher Penrose - “American Jingo” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm PDT

Episode 11, Some Assembly Required 01 Christian Marclay - “Jukebox Cappricio” 02 Wet Gate - “The invocation of Heather Nitrate” 03 Wobbly/Weatherman - "(Untitled)" 04 Michael Townsend - “11-11” 05 Plunderphonics All Stars - "Untitled (Public Works side)" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

Episode 12, Some Assembly Required 01 Lecture on Nothing - “Beyond names and forms” 02 Rik Rue - “Dream speed” 03 Silica-Gel - “Personal dream” 04 Turntable Trainwreck - ""Untitled)" 05 The Button - “Shifting frequencies” 06 Escape Mechanism - “Wake up” 07 DJ Shadow - “What does your soul look like (part 1 - blue sky revisit) 08 Mag Wheels - “Wake up” 09 Laso Halo - “Sleepy time jazz” 10 David Shea - “Shock corridor” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm PDT

Episode 13, Some Assembly Required 01 John Oswald - “Way” 02 Steve Dirkx - “Ringo is god is acid” 03 The Tape-beatles - “Grave implications” 04 Big City Orchestra - “Bulldog” 05 John Oswald - “Beatles” 06 The Residents - “Beyond the valley of a day in the life” 07 The Tape-beatles - “Scream scream scream” 08 Big City Orchestra - “Bleujay” 09 The Bran Flakes - “Call me patches” 10 Steve Fisk - “Taxman” 11 Escape Mechanism - “Why does the light fall?” 12 Negativland - “Helter Stupid” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT

Here's another installment to the SAR archive - four more older shows to fill in the gaps. Episodes 14, 15, 17 and 18 are from the first season of Some Assembly Required (Episode 16 is too, with its John Oswald feature, but that was uploaded some time ago). My plan is still to upload about 4 a month until the archive is complete - apparently I was just extra motivated this week! You can find a full list of downloadable episodes HERE. Thanks for listening, Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 14, Some Assembly Required 01 Your Host Bobby - “The rock critic” 02 Repetophile - “Till the end of time” 03 Dum Dum TV - "Couch Potato Resistance 7” (Side One)" 04 Think Tank - “A knife and a fork” 05 Greater Than One - “Now is the time” 06 David Shea - "(untitled) 07 People Like Us - “Morning, Pedro” 08 Cut Chemist - “Lesson 4: The radio” 09 David Shea - "(untitled)" 10 Phil Milstein - “Opera (swivel ring)” 11 Buttfinger - “Walking bible” 12 Negativland - “U2 (special edit radio mix)” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR14.mp3
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Episode 15, Some Assembly Required 01 Time’s Up - “The sound of muzak” 02 Negativland - "True/False Tour (live segment)" 03 KLF - “Next” 04 Steev Hise - “Beatle pound” 05 Steve Dirkx - “I believe it” 06 The Tape-beatles - “A hard hand to hold” 07 Big City Orchestra - “Take two” 08 Steve Dirkx - “Our life” 09 The Plagiarist - “Fernando” 10 KLF - “The queen and I” 11 Alec Empire - “Something for the pain” 12 Steev Hise - “Return of the king” 13 James Tenney - "Collage #1 (blue suede)" 14 Alec Empire - “Blue moon” 15 John Oswald - “Don't” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am PDT

Episode 17, Some Assembly Required 01 Steve Fisk - “Priorities” 02 Art of Noise - “Peter Gunn theme (the twang mix)” 03 Public Works - “Mortal mind” 04 David Shea/DJ Grasshopper - “Tasty cake” 05 Apollo and Fluid Motion - “Interstellar hydroponics” 06 E_B_A - “destTroy” 07 Silica-Gel - “Tar” 08 People Like Us - “Sugar & splice” 09 Todd Polenberg - “Unfair hearing test” 10 The Evolution Control Committee - “Rebel without a pause” 11 Steinski and Mass Media - “The Simpsons theme park remix” 12 Brindle Spork - “Mommy bomb” 13 People Like Us/The Jet Black Hair People/Wobbly - “If someone touches you” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am PDT

Episode 18, Some Assembly Required 01 Nubile G and the Spurious Whiz - “Your jolly giant” 02 Steinski and Mass Media - “Everything’s disappeared” 03 Dad’s New Slacks - “144 arguments for the elimination of television” 04 The Evolution Control Committee - “Rocked by rape” 05 OBE - “Recycled flashback” 06 Escape Mechanism - “Culture” 07 500 hours free - "A collected response to TimeWarnerAOL (segment)" 08 The Evolution Control Committee - “Computers” 09 The Bran Flakes - “A musical computer” 10 The Bran Flakes - “Turn the channel, it’s another commercial” 11 Steinski and Mass Media - “We’ll be right back” 12 The Button - “No broadcast ever” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am PDT

No, I haven't come out of retirement, I'm just completing the archive of old shows... There were over a dozen left to upload when we aired the final episode of Some Assembly Required in January, and I think my plan is to upload about 4 a month until the archive is complete. I just finished adding Episodes 19-22 today. You can find a full list of downloadable episodes HERE. Thanks for listening! Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 19, Some Assembly Required (2001 Sound Unseen feature) 01 John Oswald - “Dab” 02 The Tape-beatles - “Byways of ghostland” 03 The Tape-beatles - “A strange story” 04 The Tape-beatles - “The man of to-morrow” 05 Wet Gate - "(performance excerpt)" 06 Wobbly - “Song after song” 07 Chopping Channel - (performance excerpt, 08/02/01) 08 Steev Hise - “A memeful of dollars (the frontier is inside)” 09 Escape Mechanism - “Culture” 10 John Oswald - "Philosophry" 11 The Tape-beatles - “Education of the will” 12 Wobbly - “Drew fave” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:40pm PDT

Episode 20, Some Assembly Required 01 Lecture on Nothing - “I will rise (traditional) 02 DJ Shadow - “Best foot forward” 03 Phil Milstein - “Scream!” 04 The Bran Flakes - “Hollerin’ linguistics” 05 Buttfinger - “Nuclear power plant” 06 Steve Dirkx - “Our life (reprise)” 07 (c)(Pee) - “King Brian” 08 Escape Mechanism - “No reason” 09 The Bran Flakes - “This sound” 10 Dum Dum TV - "Parti-colored irregular sonic (track 3)" 11 The Evolution Control Committee - “I don’t care” 12 Steve Fisk - “Government figures” 13 Steev Hise - “Slicing up Amerika” 14 Alien Heat - “Illegal space kids” 15 Lecture on Nothing - “Basic sound” 16 The Bran Flakes - You can be my monkey” 17 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - “The premier needs protection” 18 The Button - “Our fax number” 19 Mag Wheels - “Xylophone mix” 20 The Bran Flakes - “Oh Don Ho” 21 Lecture on Nothing - “Country but” 22 Hise/Wobbly/ECC - “30 fingers” 23 Tim Maloney - “Crash!” 24 Mr. Meridies - “Remember” 25 The Evolution Contol Committee - “Toot” 26 Wake Up and Listen - “Tastes like wood” 27 The Bran Flakes - “Homicidal UFO” 28 Escape Mechanism - “Signify” 29 Magwheels - “Don’t get excited” 30 Buttfinger - “Energy blade” 31 DJ Shadow - “Why hip hop sucks in ‘96” 32 The Doom Patrol - “Year of the rabbit” 33 Escape Mechanism - “Coffee cake” 34 Dum Dum TV - "Parti-colored irregular sonic (track 1)" 35 Tim Maloney - “Your response” 36 Phil Milstein - “Dressed in black (collection)” 37 Escape Mechanism - “Interlude” 38 Tim Maloney - “Your employer” 39 Steve Dirkx - “Ibleekesteenveldt” 40 Phil Milstein - “Phone mess” 41 Lecture on Nothing - “Facts” 42 The Bran Flakes - “Go go up!” 43 Magwheels - “In your nation” 44 Steve Fisk - “To abide in the flesh” 45 The Bran Flakes - “They’re laughing at me” 46 The Evolution Control Committee - “Be worried” 47 Buttfinger - “Machine five” 48 Steve Fisk - “Invocation” 49 Phil Milstein - “Lum ‘n Abner” 50 Mr. Meridies - “Core dump” 51 Buttfinger - “Type and return” 52 The Evolution Control Committee - “Happening” 53 The Bran Flakes - “Glory” 54 Lecture on Nothing - “We think” 55 The Evolution Control Committee - “Boopbumple nature” 56 Magwheels - “Pay!” 57 Wake Up And Listen - "(Untitled)" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

Episode 21, Some Assembly Required 01 Negativland - "Track 7 (debut album)" 02 Silica-Gel - “You weird” 03 Tom Recchion - “Mindless dread” 04 Realistic - “Smells like teen disco” 05 The Tape-beatles - “Dashed against the rock” 06 People Like Us - “Kitten” 07 David Shea and DJ Grazhoppa - “Hum hum hum” 08 Jim Allenspach - “Friends” 09 Wobbly - “Clawing your eyes out down to your throat” 10 John Oswald - "(Untitled)" 11 Laso Halo - “I’ll fight Max” 12 The Tape-beatles - “Education of the will” 13 Steinski - “Collage #7” 14 Rik Rue - “Toy joy” 15 Silica-Gel - “Basement” 16 The Tape-beatles - “I can’t help you at all; sorry” 17 Todd Polenberg - “Testing (in stereo)” 18 People Like Us - “People like modern clothing” 19 Jim Allenspach - “Garbage can” 20 The Tape-beatles - “Different tool” 21 Repetophile - “Tonight” 22 Jim Allenspach - “Beat” 23 Negativland - "Track 12 (debut album)" 24 John Oswald - “Ten4” 25 Wobbly - “Worry don’t thing” 26 People Like Us - “Music of your own” 27 Steinski - “Collage #6” 28 The Tape-beatles - “Every man a king” 29 David Shea and DJ Grazhoppa - “Old note 24/7” 30 Todd Polenberg - “The devil?” 31 Silica-Gel - “Pleasing” 32 Laso Halo - “One Jesus” 33 People Like Us - “Oh no” 34 Silica-Gel - “Punishment” 35 Negativland - “The way of it” 36 John Oswald - “Tune” 37 People Like Us - “Thank you” 38 The Tape-beatles - “Earlids” 39 Wobbly - “Oogamund” 40 People Like Us - “Nobody does” 41 Jim Allenspach - “People like um” 42 David Shea and DJ Grazhoppa - “Tired” 43 Negativland - "Track 20 (debut album)" 44 Rik Rue - “Another fontana mix” 45 Brindle Spork - “Mommy bomb” 46 David Shea and DJ Grazhoppa - “Anytime pt. 2” 47 Silica-Gel - “Hungry and greedy” 48 John Oswald - “2 net” 49 The Tape-beatles - “I can’t do it” 50 People Like Us - “Doo dah tango” 51 People Like Us - “Ready to fly?” 52 The Tape-beatles - “The great inspiration” 53 John Oswald - “Prelude” 54 Silica-Gel - “Sum of your life” 55 Steinski - “The xen to one ratio” 56 The Tape-beatles - “Pens, pencils, stationary” 57 Jim Allenspach - “They” 58 Wobbly - “Christian music” 59 People Like Us - “Ily” 60 Negativland - "Track 14 (debut album)" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm PDT

Episode 22, Some Assembly Required 01 Silica-Gel - “Master of the game” 02 People Like Us - “Whistle song” 03 Realistic - “Larry love said” 04 People Like Us - “Dead radio” 05 Silica-Gel - “Sh**heel” 06 People Like Us - “Sugar and splice” 07 Silica-Gel - “Sex w/ a woman” 08 Realistic - “Looking for a handout” 09 People Like Us - “Come in...no, go away” 10 Realistic - “Smells like teen disco” 11 Silica-Gel - “Beauty bugaboo” 12 People Like Us - “Heep hop” 13 Realistic - “Trademark massage” 14 People Like Us - “Importance of mistakes” 15 Silica-Gel - “Master of the game (live)” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

This week's episode is the last episode of our final quarter. It's a re-run from the first season of the show. There are just over a dozen episodes left to upload from that year and then every single episode of Some Assembly Required will be available to hear online. At present, there are well over 200 episodes up and available to download for free. I plan to leave these archived here at the SAR website for new listeners. I don't know when I'll get around to uploading those last few episodes from the very first season, but I hope to get it done before the end of the year. Somehow, it just won't feel finished until every last episode is available! In the meantime, click HERE for a list of every episode available to download, along with playlist information for each show. Thanks again for twelve amazing years, Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 23, Some Assembly Required 01 Public Works - “Mortal mind” 02 Realistic - “I am what?” 03 Steve Fisk - “Government figures” 04 Lecture on Nothing - “Forward to victory” 05 Coil - “Who’ll fall?” 06 The Bran Flakes - “The intoxicating reverberasia lot” 07 Silica-Gel - “Master of the game” 08 Escape Mechanism - “Being” 09 The Evolution Control Committee - “Nothing really matters” 10 Steve Fisk - “I wish I were dead, part 1” 11 The Tape-beatles - “Please help me” 12 The Evolution Control Committee - “I don’t care” 13 Rik Rue - “The never nothing” 14 Tim Maloney - “Crash!” 15 Steve Fisk - “No 2nd chance” 16 Silica-Gel - “Sum of your life” 17 People Like Us - "(untitled)" Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Episode 262, Some Assembly Required 01 Nubile G and the Spurious whiz - “Your jolly giant” 02 RIAA – “Some Assembly Required” 03 DJ QBert – “Turntable TV (Re-Vizion)” 04 I Cut People – “JonBoy Detonator” 05 David Morneau – “Some Dash Dot Required” 06 CCC – “Lust Train” 07 John Oswald – “Pretender” 08 People Like Us – “Dolly pardon” 09 Go Home Productions - “Papa Was A Clock” 10 RX Music – “Imagine/Walk on the wild side” 11 Lecture On Nothing – “Opinions” 12 Divide & Kreate – “Always with you” 13 Pop-Chop – “Comp-elation” 14 The Avalanches – “Frontier Psychiatrist” 15 Jim Allenspach – “Friends” 16 DJ Deedle – “Come Tangerine Together” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Episode 171, Some Assembly Required (Featuring our 2007 interview with Public Works) 01 Public Works – “Noise” 02 Creature Comforts – “Alone Together” 03 The Tape-beatles – “Do you think it’s an accident?” 04 The Tape-beatles – “Home problems” 05 Public Works – “Substance” 06 Public Works – “Vesicle” 07 Public Works – “Numbers (Forevermore)” 08 Public Works – “Numbers (2)” 09 Public Works – “Follow me” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Episode 117, Some Assembly Required (Featuring our 2005 interview with DJ Food) 01 DJ Food – “Break” 02 DJ Food – “The Riff” 03 DJ Food – “Cookin'” 04 DJ Food – “The Ageing Young Rebel” 05 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century (Part 3)” 06 DJ Food – “Raiding the 20th Century (Part 4)” 07 DJ Food – “Sunvibes” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Episode 24, Some Assembly Required 01 Steve Fisk - “Tongues” 02 Z-Trip - “U can get with discs or U can get with dat” 03 Steve Fisk - “Oh little seeds” 04 The Evolution Control Committee - “Princelot link and the revolution evolution control committee” 05 Brindle Spork - “Mommy bomb” 06 Wayne Butane - “2000 flushes” 07 Wayne Butane - “Dead monkey arcade” 08 Negativland - "(Debut CD, track 9)" 09 Steve Fisk - “You used me” 10 Steve Fisk - “Emerging nation” 11 Dad’s New Slacks - “Ice teal” 12 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - “Orange” 13 Peanut Butter Wolf/Babu/J-Rocc - “They don’t fall down” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Happy New Year! 2010 was the 5th year of the SAR Q&A and there were just over a dozen artist features uploaded. The list follows, with links to each and every one. Enjoy, these will be the last updates for a little while, at least... Thanks for listening! Jon Nelson DJ Angelo Christopher DeLaurenti Deskhop Gary DiBenedetto E-603 Flying White Dots Junk Culture Los Kinkos Anton Mobin Rokhausen solcofn Chris Strouth The Superfools Timmy The Tapeworm Robert Voisey Want more? There are over 175 of these online features, and they're all linked to from the bottom of the SAR Interview Page, where you'll also find links to ALL of the radio interviews we've done with SAR artists over the years. There are well over 200 profiles in all... Check them out HERE. www.some-assembly-required.net
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Rokhausen Seattle's Rokhausen was born in New Jersey and got started in music by taking the noises he recorded in his parent's garage and mixing them together using their old computer. That's about all I can find out about him, aside from the fact that he has a track on Motown Meltdown, Volume Two! So, let's focus on the compilation... Taking advantage of a little known collection of discs which were intended for Karaoke and feature the actual backing tracks heard on more than a few classic Motown records, the Motown Meltdown series is built entirely upon these pilfered godsends. Each of the source records ("The Motown Master Recordings Karaoke by Singing Machine") contains eight songs by the original artists, with separated stereo channels. On one side you hear the classic Motown hit's instrumental, and on the other the vocal. That is a pretty amazing find for any sound collage artist (not to mention a mashup artist) and the results are all over the place in a very good way. Check out Motown Mashups 2 HERE. I wish I could tell you more about Rokhausen specifically, but for now just check out his track in Episode 261 of Some Assembly Required. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Rohausen... *Name:Rokhausen *Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Dijet Bidet Spret, The Flaming K Holes, Bristol Pete: The Human Bassline *Do you use a pseudonym? As of May 23, 2013, no. *Members: Tony *Founding Members: The Tonies *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: I use computers! *Another genre descriptor: Breakcore: land of a thousand, masturbatory edits. Electronic rok music. Dumbstep. B.O.R.O.N. *Location: Currently loafing about in Seattle, WA. *Original Location: Neu Juhzee *What is your creative/artistic background: Data entry *History: Christ, it's been... 17 years now!? I was about 13 years old when it started. I totally screwed up our family computer trying to get the sound working for some crappy game about dinosaurs. I was told that I'd be grounded until I fixed it. And that's how I really got to know about our computer's sound card and what it can do. Around that time my parents bought me a guitar but I was more content to go out to the garage and bang on things with a tape recorder, then dub it back onto the computer for editing. I was using this application in Windows 3.11 called Pocket Recorder to mix and edit. The results were really awful and a lot of fun. Really awful. *Born: I was born in a suburb outside of Newark, NJ when Lipps Inc's “Funkytown” was dominating the Billboard charts. *Motivations: I do it to keep myself amused, busy, and comfortably estranged from most of what's going on in the world around me. *Philosophy: I once had this American Literature professor who'd hang out at the local bars around town. He almost always showed up late for class, giving some excuse that involved taking his kids to a public pool. He'd sometimes give us assignments that were impossible to complete in a satisfactory manner, while not telling us that he was grading on a generous curve (ie: read Moby Dick and write a ten page paper on it in two days time). During lecture he'd entertain us with long swaths of silence, inexplicably break into the “Happy Birthday” song, and flippantly comment on the quality of his bottled water. All of this drove a lot of his students absolutely bananas. I began catching onto his routine at some point, and while drinking with him in a bar one night I asked him why he played this sadistic game with his students. He stared at the bottles behind the bar and in a tone of utter sincerity he replied, “I wake up every morning, I splash cold water on my face, and I look in the mirror and ask myself... How can I f*** with people today?” *How would you like to be remembered: As the Mothman. *Web address: http://www.rokhausen.net http://www.soundcloud.com/rokhausen http://www.myspace.com/rokhausen www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 261, Some Assembly Required 01 DJ Tripp – “Just Stop Believing” 02 Gitar – “TV Dinners” 03 Realistic – “Trademark massage” 04 DJ Lobsterdust – “Love City” 05 People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz – “Harpo Boulevard” 06 Escape Mechanism – “House Of The Haunted Ink Bottle” 07 Girl Talk – “Don't Stop” 08 Rokhausen – “Since I Decided to Go” 09 Splatt – “Hedvig Nagila” 10 Go Home Productions – “Don't Hold Back, Sweet Jane” 11 The Tape-beatles – “Another Blue Night” 12 The Orb – “Little Fluffy Clouds” 13 Osymyso – “It’s All About Fun, Right?” 14 Wayne Butane – “Dr. Entozoan And The Pressed Ham Caper (segment)” 15 Tristan Shout – “We Are All Made Of Dead Stars” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR261.mp3
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Merry Christmas from Some Assembly Required! - (2010) NEW SAR Christmas Episode - (2005) SAR Xmas Mix www.some-assembly-required.net
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DJ Angelo The UK's Angelo Tun (DJ Angelo) has been mixing, DJing and tutoring turntablists for over a decade. He's been featured on the BBC and performed around the world with artists such as Krafty Kuts, The Scratch Perverts and DJ Yoda. Check out his Christmas scratch track on our 2010 Christmas Special HERE. He's won numerous DJ competitions, including the Gemini Extreme V National DJ Competition (twice), and was the very first turntable specialist at djtutor.com. His free video tutorials on subjects such as scratch technique and beat juggling have become some of the most watched tutorials on YouTube. The artist has also worked professionally with companies such as MTV, Nokia and Red Bull. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with DJ Angelo... *Name: DJ Angelo *Are there any additional names used to describe this project: My full name is Angelo Tun. *Members: Just me (and my turntables!) *Founding Members: Me! *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: Turntable Creations - I’m a turntablist, party DJ, producer/remixer, DJ Tutor, videographer…….video-game enthusiast! After soon getting bored with mixing and blending music, I explored turntablism which satisfied my desire to use turntables to the fullest, and I discovered ways of harnessing the turntable as a musical instrument. I now try and represent the entire art of DJing and have tried my hand at club DJing, DJ battles, producing mixtapes, conceptual turntable compositions, music production, performing with other musicians, teaching DJing etc. *Another genre descriptor: I describe my sound as “Feel Good Fusion” because when I perform live, I cut and blend a lot of different genres to create good vibes for my audience. Aside from the turntablism, I first and foremost enjoy rocking parties and I try to embody everything that a DJ should be as an entertainer. *Is there a story behind your name? It didn’t take too much thought! When I was younger, I did use the name “Scratchmo” for about a year before I decided it sounded ridiculous, so just opted for my name to keep things simple! *Location: I’m based in the UK , currently living in the Midlands, near Nottingham. *Original Location: I’ve lived all over the UK , starting out in Brixton, London. *What is your creative/artistic background: Since I was a child, I’ve always been into music and technology so when I discovered DJing, I immediately knew it was something I wanted to do. I’ve also really been interested in video since my father bought a camcorder when I was 7 years old. After school, I studied a Media Technology degree at university and now I guess I’m able to tie all of my passions together. *History: I’ve been a DJ for about 14 years in total but only went full-time at it 5 years ago. *Born: I was originally born in Rangoon, Burma but my family emigrated to the UK when I was a baby. *Motivations: I’m motivated to make a significant impact with people from all over the world, and use the art of DJing to communicate and promote positivity. Having been a DJ for years, I’ve experience first-hand just how powerful music is as a universal language, and the direct relationship it has with human emotion. Turntablism has the ability to convey this on a higher level… I honestly feel that I was destined to be a DJ because, it’s something that came very naturally to me and I’ve loved it since I was at school. Even though I may have ventured on other career paths, I could never contain my love of music and my passion for entertaining people. *Philosophy: I’m passionate about keeping the “lost art of DJing” alive and showcasing turntablism to bigger audiences and bigger platforms. Despite technology hurtling forward at a great pace, turntablism has and always will be about human skill, creativity, and dedicated years of practice - a culture that surely deserves respect! In recent years, I discovered my ability to teach and inspire others and I now produce popular turntablism tutorial videos for DJ Tutor and YouTube, as well as hosting numerous community DJ classes and workshops. This helps me to share important information about the artform I know and love, to a new generation of DJs. Reaching my own potential is a personal goal and so I always encourage my students to be the best they can be. *How would you like to be remembered: I would like to be remembered as a genuine all-round DJ entertainer, who drew his inspirations from pioneers such as Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Craze, and DJ Kentaro. In turn I hope to have inspired new DJs to discover turntablism and to continue elevating the artform. *Web address: www.djangelo.co.uk www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 25, Some Assembly Required 01 Christian Marclay - “Maria Callas” 02 Philip Strong - “Plunderphile” 03 David Shea - (untitled) 04 Mr. Meridies - “Remember” 05 Lecture on Nothing - “Potato” 06 Stock, Hausen and Walkman - “Stripper” 07 Christian Marclay - “His master’s voice” 08 The Bran Flakes - “Fun land five” 09 Magwheels - “Impossible to accept” 10 DJ Shiro - “Science friction” 11 Negativland - “The gun and the bible” 12 Dktr - “Shut me up” 13 Double Dee and Steinski - “Jazz” 14 Surface Noise - “LTO (distended remix)” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD

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Happy Holidays... Check out our Special 2010 Christmas Episode HERE. As you may know, the 12th Anniversary of Some Assembly Required is just around the corner. January 24, 2011 will mark the end of one dozen years of programming. The news today is that it will also mark the end of the show, as I've decided to make the twelfth year the last. It was a tough decision, made over the past summer as my wife and I became parents for the first time. I'm looking forward to taking all the special attention this program has taken for so long, and giving it to my family. Thanks to everyone who has shown us kindness over the years. This is an unusual program, and the level of its small success has been amazing, especially considering how far off the radar so much of it has been. It's not as true now as it was in 1999, but sound collage is still a genre which smacks of the underground, and I'm very proud to have been able to expose so many people to it. Some Assembly Required has been in syndication as well, since 2001, where it quickly went from those 1st three stations in Monticello, Chicago and Minneapolis to well over sixty, just a couple of years later. The number of syndicating stations has fluctuated over the past decade, but we've been at least two dozen strong since 2003. I'd call that a success, especially when considering the often challenging nature of our programming, and the largely unimaginative character of most stations on the radio. Thanks again for your support and for all the email. It's been great getting so much feedback, from all around the world. With a little encouragement I'm sure I could be convinced to produce an annual update or two. We'll see how I feel after a year off. If you've got something nearly 100% sampled which you'd like me to hear, I'll be maintaining my new Post Office Box indefinitely and would look forward to hearing new sound collage for a long time, I'm sure. Stay tuned for the final episode in January and don't forget to take a listen to the new Christmas Theme. The Special 2010 Christmas Episode is available HERE. Thanks for listening! Jon Nelson 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
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Episode 43, Some Assembly Required (featuring our 2002 interview with People Like Us) 01 People Like Us - “Caciocavallo” 02 People Like Us - “Oompah Pumpah” 03 People Like Us - “Repeat to fade” 04 People Like Us - “More plunderblunders” 05 Over the Edge - “Bright giant love balls and roll call” 06 People Like Us - “If someone touches you” 07 Over the Edge - “Nice music” 08 Cyclobe - “I believe in mirrorballs” 09 People Like Us - “Dolly pardon” 10 People Like Us - “Whistle song” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR43b.mp3
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Episode 90, Some Assembly Required (featuring our 2004 interview with Negativland's Mark Hosler) 01 Negativland – “Theme from a big 10-8 place” 02 Negativland – “(debut CD, track 2)” 03 Negativland – “(debut CD, track 7)” 04 Negativland – “Dear Mary” 05 Negativland – “Christianity is stupid” 06 Negativland – “The Perfect Cut (rooty poops)” 07 Negativland – “The Way of It” 08 Negativland – “You Must Respect Copyright” 09 Negativland – “The gun and the Bible” 10 Negativland – “Why is this commercial” 11 Negativland – “Our National Anthem” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Uploaded this weekend's episode a few days early and there's no new Q&A for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd make an entry here at the blog... Our 12th anniversary is coming up in January... AND the 50/50 CD is now available for Pre-Order! It really turned out great, if I do say so myself. For more information, visit the 50/50 page HERE. I was also thinking about offering Some Assembly Required Tshirts at a discount, through the end of November. If you want a Tshirt for only $6, just make a note of it when making a $6 donation, at the Support Page. Don't forget to say what size you're ordering... And I'll add a Tshirt to your 50/50 Pre-Order for an extra $2 through the end of November as well. We're only asking $10 for the CD, so just make a note about adding a Tshirt when making a $12 donation at the Support Page. Be sure to indicate what size you'd like (S, Med, L, XL only). There, how's that for a blog post... :) Thanks for listening! Jon Nelson www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 27, Some Assembly Required 01 Realistic - “Information retrieval” 02 Sarah Jane Smith - “Zan” 03 Negativland - “I believe it’s L” 04 Zoviet France - “Fugitive” 05 Freddy Fresh - “Music for the younger set” 06 Lecture on Nothing - “Brain surgery” 07 Wobbly - “What relationship” 08 Kristine H. Burns - “Somewhere...” 09 John Oswald - “Anon” 10 The Tape-beatles - “The Changing world” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Anton Mobin Anton Mobin is French Radiophonic Composer, music teacher and radio producer, Anthony Baron. Primarily an improvisational musician and radio producer, Baron has produced sound pieces for dance, theater and radio installation since 2000. Anton Mobin also works in collaboration with members of the H.A.K. Collective, since 2002, and works regularly with artists such as Ayato (Crash Duet), Thomas Thiery (Tham Duo) and Victor Jorge (Obscurantine), to name just a few. His work is archived on the experimental label, H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record. You can find a :50 collage by Anton Mobin on our upcoming Compilation "50/50". Click HERE for more information. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Anton Mobin... *Name: Anton Mobin *Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Nope *Do you use a pseudonym? Yes *Members: Only me *Founding Members: Anthony Baron *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: “Tape manipulations” seems to be the best term to describe my approach of Sound. As I record all I heard every day since a long time; first on analog support (cassette), then numerically thanks to a Nagra recorder. Fascinated by the peculiarity offer by sounds of the everyday life; field recordings and sound effects are the essential elements of my work naturally directed to an Extensive Concrete Music. *Another genre descriptor: I like to use Extensive Concrete Music to describe my radiophonic compositions. Then, Pling Plong music is the term which define the best my live act when I play springs and others metal objects. *Why you use this descriptor: “Extensive Concrete Music” was used by Phlow Magazine in a review of my “Micro-Climat” soundwork, and “Pling Plong” music was used by Rinus van Alebeek in one of his article to describe my performance in Berlin. *Location: Paris, France *Original Location: I was born in 1979 in Orléans (in the center of France at 100 km in the south of Paris). *What is your creative/artistic background: Briefly, I started Music with piano and guitar when I was 12 years old to finally playing bass in many rock and improvised music bands. Then, I became a guitar teacher for young and very young children in music school. Since 2006, I joined ARTE Radio as radio producer and curated my own broadcast show on the webradio KKWNE. In parallel, I perform live with various international artists through an experimental practice with an approach done wonders for the self-confidence on the music improvised towards an intuitive music. Lauding a radical practice, my approach is energetic, spontaneous and strongly strewed with radio segments. *History: soon 10 years ! *Born: Anton Mobin is born during a bass recording session in Orléans in 2000 for an album of Ayato (a highjacking composer). He tells me, “I found a name for you: Anton Mobin” and I said “oh, I hate Amon Tobin; ok !! that’s great !!” Like the music descriptor, I enjoy letting the friend find right words. *Motivations: To create is for me a necessity of every day. A way of Life, I suppose. Meet and connect people. Traveling motivates me. *Philosophy: Life is Sound and Sounds are my everyday life. *How would you like to be remembered: Like a fascinated activist. *Web address: http://www.arteradio.com/ http://h.a.k.free.fr http://antonmobin.blogspot.com/ http://audioblog.arteradio.com/ANTON_MOBIN/ http://audioblog.arteradio.com/impronet/ http://stream.cannibalcaniche.com/ www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 259, Some Assembly Required 01 TiM G – “Voodoo Problems” 02 Michael Gregory – “Magical Streamys Remix” 03 Michael Gregory – “Auto-Tune The News #7” 04 DJ Lobsterdust – “NirGaga” 05 Gitar – “Educator” 06 DJ Nikoless - “Disc vs. vinyl (You decide...)” 07 I Cut People – “A Few Good Product Placements” 08 Party Ben – “Fischervana (smells like emerge)” 09 G3RSt – “Bloom To Me” 10 Escape Mechanism – “What's Happening” 11 Escape Mechanism – “Vaya Con Dios” 12 Escape Mechanism – “Details” 13 Negativland – “The Gun And The Bible” 14 Brat – “Easy Heaven” 15 John Oswald – “Black” 16 The Evolution Control Committee – “Hillbilly Beatboxing” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Christopher DeLaurenti Christopher DeLaurenti is a Washington based composer living in Seattle. He's also a sound artist, performer and music journalist, having writen a column for The Stranger for eight years, as well as essays for publications such as Tablet, The Tentacle and 21st Century Music. His most recent work, titled Secret Songs Of Your Surroundings is an interactive soundscape, installed on the A Line bus transit corridor in Washington State. There are at least a half dozen collections of his work, much of which is available to download for free at his website. We received 3 Camels For Orchestra several years ago now and played the title piece (all three parts) in Episode 28. Check it out HERE. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Christopher DeLaurenti... *Name: Christopher DeLaurenti *Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Except for collaborations, I use my own name, Christopher DeLaurenti. *Do you use a pseudonym? I probably should, but even after a few legal hassles over my work, I haven't. I just don't feel enough of a division between living my life and making my art to justify coming up with one. *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: It depends on what I am making; I've made pieces with sine waves, field recordings, ultra-processed sounds, as well as composed for acoustic instruments. Appropriation - of myself, of others - is one way I approach composing. For pieces I make exclusively from commercial recordings, I like John Oswald's term plunderphonics. *Location: I'm from Seattle. *What is your creative/artistic background: I come from long line of musicians. I've been creating with sound since I was a kid in the 1970s and composing with commercial recordings since the late 1980s by splicing bits and fragments of songs I like together. *History: My first album, "Three Camels for Orchestra," was released in 1995. *Born: I was born in 1967. *Motivations: I love to listen. I make things I want to hear again. *Philosophy: I could go on about this for hours, so I'll just address appropriation: When I create, I'm not only sharing sound but how I listen. Since listeners stand a greater chance of already having heard a commercial, more or less popular recording, my plunderphonics not only reveal how I listen but do so more transparently than anything else I make. *How would you like to be remembered: As someone who made and found interesting things for the ears! *Web address: www.delaurenti.net www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 28, Some Assembly Required 01 The Evolution Control Committee - “By the time I get to Arizona” 02 Stock, Hausen and Walkman - “Stripper” 03 Steev Hise - “Words in my mouth (song in my head)” 04 Christopher DeLaurenti - “Three camels for orchestra” 05 Christopher DeLaurenti - “Three camels for orchestra” 06 Christopher DeLaurenti - “Three camels for orchestra” 07 Ruth Anderson - “Sum” 08 Double Dee and Steinski - “Lesson 3 (history of hiphop)” 09 Magwheels - “We’ll create...” 10 The Bran Flakes - “Put a hump in your back” 11 The Button - “Lost contact” 12 Negativland - “Sycamore” 13 Wobbly - “d fave / ww21x” Use this address, for your pod software: http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
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Gary DiBenedetto Gary DiBenedetto is a sound sculptor and electroacoustic composer from Brooklyn, NY. Moving from more traditional jazz instrumentation into multimedia-interactive art, he's released three CDs and made several compilation appearances, since the mid 90's. His works have been performed around the world. He's held Guest Residencies at Peters Valley and Newark Museum, and his awards include the 2006 KOA International Kinetic Art Competition and the NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship. His most recent work, a 15 piece solo multi-media installation, was on display at Hunterdon Art Museum, in Clinton, New Jersey. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Gary DiBenedetto... *Name: Gary DiBenedetto *Members: Gary DiBenedetto *Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: My “classical” electroacoustic works are derived from sounds recorded in natural and industrial environments. “A Drop in the Bucket,” the title track on my second CD, is representative of what I would consider to be one of the schools of classical electroacoustic composition. The sound source for this composition was a single drop of liquid. Since composing the pieces on “Twin Towers”, released by Electroshock Records, I have spent much of my time creating multimedia interactive sound sculptures. At present I would classify myself as someone experimenting with a combination of kinetic manually driven sound sculptures and electroacoustic composition in staged performance. *Another genre descriptor: (see above) *Location: I am from central New Jersey but like to identify myself as someone born in Brooklyn. *Original Location: Brooklyn, NY *What is your creative/artistic background: I started out as a jazz drummer; then classical flutist; jazz saxophonist; electroacoustic composer; and now multimedia-interactive artist. In all of these fields, the intent has been to “push the envelope” - to explore new forms of expression. *History: (How long have you been working?) All my life. *Born: I was born in Brooklyn in 1948. *Motivations: It’s my passion. I love the intellectual stimulation. *Philosophy: Even though many people may not perceive it, I am working with very conservative traditions. My compositions incorporate classical form and serial and traditional melodic and harmonic theory. As with my compositions, my sculptures aspire to classic traditions including composition, form and texture. In all of my work the most important element is connection to the audience. I hope the use of classical form and familiar environmental sounds enhances this possibility. Likewise, my sculptures, besides incorporating classical tradition, have manually driven audio components that encourage audience participation. Much of my work contains political and social commentary. And, it is in this realm that I feel my role as an artist is most connected. *How would you like to be remembered: A somewhat controversial fellow. *Web address: www.garydibenedetto.com www.some-assembly-required.net
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Episode 29, Some Assembly Required

01 Negativland - “The perfect cut (11 minutes)”
02 Lecture on Nothing - “Grab and pull”
03 Gary DiBenedetto - “Battle”
04 Big City Orchestra - “Drums”
05 The Avalanches - “Summer crane”
06 Jane Dowe - “Bust a move”
07 Alamout Black - “Traitors”
08 The Bran Flakes - “Welcome to the human race”
09 Wake Up And Listen - “Hooked on smak”
10 Dad’s New Slacks - “144 arguments for the elimination of television”
11 Chumbawamba - “Pass it along (mp3 mix)”
12 Glockenspiel - “When the record goes around”


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The 50/50 CD compilation is now available for pre-order

Compiled by Some Assembly Required and mnartists.org, the new album contains fifty sound collages by artists from around the world.

Each miniature sound collage clocks in at exactly fifty seconds in length. Click HERE for more information...


Here's a list of Q&A's with 31 of the 44 collage artists represented on the compilation:



Jim Allenspach


B’O’K


DJ BC


Beatrix*JAR


The Beige Channel


Ros Bobos


The Bran Flakes


the Cranial Fishers


Ellipse Elkshow


Fortyone


Joe Frawley


Futuro


Grateful For The Dead


I Cut People


Idiom Creak


DJ Lobsterdust


Los Kinkos


Tim Maloney (Naked Rabbit)


notv


Orchid Spangiafora


Realistic


Alyce Santoro



Savage Ohms


John Schnall


Jeffrey Sconce


Silica-Gel


The Square Root Of Evil


stAllio! (Animals Within Animals)


Timmy The Tapeworm


Value Village People


Robert Voisey


Order the CD HERE.


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Flying White Dots

Bryan Whellams has been going by Flying White Dots for just a few years now. Though he's been DJing since about 1994, he started producing mashups about a decade later, and there have been four albums since 2006.

Radio One, XFM and of course Some Assembly Required have all paid attention to FWD. You can download all of his records, including a couple of EPs, at his website's download page. Check out the main site HERE, and take a look at his myspace page HERE.

Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Flying White Dots...


*Name: Flying White Dots

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: No

*Do you use a pseudonym? Yes

*Members: 1

*Founding Members:
Bryan Whellams

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations:
Digital deconstructions cos I do it all on a computer.

*Another genre descriptor: Psychedelic textured mashups.

*Is there a story behind your name? A Google search on "staring at the sky" brought up an article saying "staring at the sky for a long time what are those flying white dots you see".

*Location: Brighton, England

*Original Location:
Middlesex, England

*What is your creative/artistic background: Musician and DJ

*History: 3 years

*Born: Middlesex, England, 1974

*Motivations: I have no idea, because I don't make any money out of it, it doesn't get me any work, doesn't get me laid and I'd rather be doing something else most of the time. Then again, I normally like the end product and it's quite nice getting a track played on the radio.

*Philosophy: To make something that sounds nice, is a bit different and flows nicely as an album.

*How would you like to be remembered:
The mysterious one who made a few decent albums.

*Web address: www.flyingwhitedots.com


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Episode 258, Some Assembly Required

01 Coldcut – “Beats & Pieces”
02 Twink – “Boys And Girls”
03 DJ Earworm – “United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It on the Pop)”
04 North American Boat Show – “Our Image”
05 Junk Culture – “That's Not Me”
06 Lenlow – “Do Your Thing to the Music”
07 Extrakd & Eddie Def – “Brain Confusion”
08 Ros Bobos – “I Understand, Peter”
09 Flying White Dots – “There Is Love”
10 People Like Us and Matmos – “Home-Roam-Play”
11 g4gorilla – “I Wanna Dance With One Of These On My Mind”
12 Jeffrey Sconce – “Lonely people”
13 The Bran Flakes – “Pure Love”


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Robert Voisey

NYC composer Robert Voisey is one of the artists featured on our upcoming CD compilation "50/50" (which, after a few delays, is coming out very, very soon - stay tuned!). His track is titled Oregon, and I'm told he plans to compose 49 additional fifty-second tracks for each of the fifty states. I'm really looking forward to hearing the final result...

He has directed a similar series since 2003. His 60x60 Project is one of many efforts to promote the music of contemporary composers. A composer himself, Voisey writes mainly electronic and chamber music. He's written for theater and film, and collaborated with poets, dancers and video artists, since the early 1990's. 2009 saw the debut of his ten minute opera, "Poppetjie," at Carnegie Hall, in New York City.

For more information, check out his website HERE. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Robert Voisey...


*Name: Robert Voisey

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: My name is Robert Voisey, I am a composer living in New York City. Many know me for the work I do with Vox Novus and the 60x60 project.

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: “Oregon” is a work from a series named "States" which I started in honor of the 50/50 project. States uses 100 % post-production samples to create original sound collages. States uses a new style I have been working on that I think closely relates to sound collages, but can be called mash-ups, hyperrealism, plunderphonics, etc, but I am not interested in self defining my music and techniques. I will leave that to the press, academics, and musicologists.

*Location: New York City

*Original Location: Born in Teaneck, New Jersey, I spent most of my younger years in the greater Tri-State area of the greater metropolitan area of New York; later I traveled a bit and spent a significant amount of time in Israel and South Africa.

*What is your creative/artistic background: I grew up in a working middle class family and naturally took to computers. No one realized I was creating computer sound compositions at an early age. I always sang from as early as I could remember. In college I made the leap from computer science to music composition; spent a few years in Israel getting a crash course in real world composition, then came to New York City in search of a bigger pond.

*History: I have been in NYC for 16 years promoting contemporary music. Much of my work has been through the company I created, Vox Novus and its projects like 60x60 and the Composer's Voice concert series.

*Born: December 8, 1969

*Motivations/Philosophy: I write music because I have to; it keeps me sane. Otherwise it is too hostile of an environment to seriously consider it; this is why I do everything else. I don't believe an artist should put up with an incredibly difficult life just to accomplish simple living requirements and have their artistic work suffer. So, I try to make it a little easier for everyone, hence Vox Novus, 60x60 and Composer's Voice, etc. I think that art in general is an abstract form of communication from the artist to their audience relating the human condition and life in general. I believe music and art is an essential part of our society, culture, and community. My biggest motives in my music is to express feelings and ideas on a very primal level.

*How would you like to be remembered: I am not so interested in how I want to be remembered. Time will tell. And I don't really have any control of what the future says or does. I think the best any artist can do is be true to their art.

*Web address:
www.vonnovus.com
www.robvoisey.com
www.voxnovus.com/60x60


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Episode 31, Some Assembly Required

01 The Bran Flakes - “The final countdown to extinction”
02 People Like Us - “Sound escape part 1”
03 People Like Us - “Sound escape part 2”
04 People Like Us - “Sound escape part 3”
05 Public Works - “Numbers (side B)”







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Episode 257, Some Assembly Required

01 The Evolution Control Committee – “Like You Use Meâ€
02 DJ Tripp – “Without me (Vader mix)â€
03 Michael Gregory – “Auto-Tune The News #5â€
04 DJ Squid Viscus - “Stairway to Hellâ€
05 Music From The Film – “Fireâ€
06 Lobsterdust – “It's Fun To Smoke Dustâ€
07 The Beat Junkies - “Scratch Monopoly IIâ€
08 Dsico – “Burn Baby Burnâ€
09 Cassetteboy – “Scrap Heap Servicesâ€
10 Okapi – “Ti Chiamero' 10â€
11 The Evolution Control Committee – “Freaky Peopleâ€
12 Deskhop – “End of Historyâ€
13 Laso Halo – “I'll Fight Maxâ€
14 Myeck Waters – “Get out of the wayâ€
15 The Kleptones – “This Song Smellsâ€


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Deskhop

Ian Wells is a student at Cornell University. He's been recording since his teens and releasing work as Deskhop since 2008. You can currently find two albums at his website, with a third in process. Check out his website HERE.

Wells uses Ableton Live to mix his sound collage, both live and in the studio. Often referred to as Glitch Pop, Mashup, or some kind of a mix of the two, the live performance of this music is just one of the things which sets it apart from the sound collage you may be more familiar with. This is more of a party than a performance, and Wells likes to keep it moving.

Check out Deskhop in Episode 257 HERE. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Deskhop...


*Name: Deskhop

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: No

*Do you use a pseudonym? Deskhop

*Members: Ian Wells

*Founding Members: Ian Wells

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations:
I don't use tapes or turntables, so 'digital deconstructions' I suppose.

*Another genre descriptor: No -- this sort of music has gained a lot of popularity, and you don't really need many descriptors to get people to know what you're talking about anymore.

*Is there a story behind your name?
The creation of “Deskhop†had something to do with combining white-collar, boring stuff, like desks, with its apparent contradiction, hip hop. I'm pretty sure that was the thought behind it. At any rate, I think the theme of contradiction -- or pairing of opposites -- has played a big role in this project from the start. I never thought about this theme, explicitly, but it emerged maybe as a consequence of the medium I work in, or of the desire to see things conflict, to imagine the worst that can happen and to turn that into a reality.

*Location: I go to school in Ithaca, New York, at Cornell University. So that's where I'm from, for now.

*Original Location: Massachusetts.

*What is your creative/artistic background: I used to go to a drawing class, when I was 10 or 11.

*History:
About six years, though I didn't start releasing music to the internet until 2009. Back then, it was just me and a friend recording guitar, sampling ourselves, cutting things up and messing with it. I gradually got deeper into the digital side of production -- this was what really excited me from the start.

*Born: 1989, in Massachusetts.

*Motivations: I'm not sure why I make the sort of music I do. But making music on the computer, in general, is more like a nervous tick for me. I'm not so much motivated as I am drawn to it. It can be fun, a lot of times, and it keeps me excited. But other times it's more of a habit. I'm trying to break out of that habit and reexamine why I do this -- not with the intention of stopping (that would never happen), but maybe of changing directions. So it's a good question and I have no real answer right now.

*Philosophy:
I think it should be clear, even from a preliminary listen, that my work presupposes a sort of strong version of eliminative materialism. Granted, the early stuff (circa Spaceheater) was definitely more reductive. But the album I'm working on now -- the album I've been working on for the last year -- takes a more radical stance.

*How would you like to be remembered: As a noble savage.

*Web address:
www.deskhop.net
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deskhop/99672323789



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Los Kinkos

Los Kinkos is Portland's Michael Sean. His back story reads like so many notable sound collage artists, and how they started out. I especially responded to the story about his dual cassette deck's meticulous pause buttons. I wore mine out actually, back in the day, with all of the pause button edits (and re-edits). I'd purchased some kind of insurance plan and had it refurbished at least three times... money well spent, in the years before digital audio workstations.

Sean spent the 90's working on a variety of creative projects. He played in a rock band, did some time in college radio and produced a zine for a few years before getting into sample-based production. He started work as Los Kinkos around 2004 and it looks like he's released about four albums. There's sure to be more about Los Kinkos online in the years to come. In the near future, look for one of his tracks on our 50/50 compilation.

Check out his myspace page HERE. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Los Kinkos...


*Name: Los Kinkos

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: No

*Do you use a pseudonym?
Yes, Los Kinkos is not my real name

*Members: Just me, technically, and a cast of thousands, technologically.

*Founding Members:
Michael Sean (a.k.a. Sean Miguel)

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: I started off doing "tape manipulations," but at this point it'd all fall under "digital deconstructions."

*Another genre descriptor:
I'm still hoping to find a good name for this stuff. While I dig the cleverness of terms like "Plagiarhythm" and "Plunderphonics," it's disappointing to see so much focus on the illegal aspect of sampling. Plagiarism, plundering, bootlegs -- these word associations make it too easy for people to lump it in with piracy. In the 90's, when people were getting sued left and right, such wordplay had a rebellious nature. But the mainstream has finally caught up, and the climate for sample-based creations has greatly improved (I mean, Girl Talk was in an ad for Microsoft, of all things). Such terminology seems kind of self-defeating now. I think it holds back the really good stuff from being treated as music, or possibly even art, rather than just a prank or outright thievery.

*Location: Portland, OR

*Original Location:
I grew up in the heart of the Heartland (Iowa)

*What is your creative/artistic background:
I've made mixtapes since I can remember, both for myself and for friends. I grew up with those crappy all-in-one shelf systems, and I used to have one with the most precise pause button. It left no clicks or spaces and allowed me to butt songs right up next to each other. I used up every inch of the audiocassette. In between 'proper' songs would be movie dialogue, quick excerpts from comedy records, bits from instructional tapes, short skits, and anything else I could run through that tape deck. It was a wonderful primer for the basics of sound collage.

One day I discovered that, unlike most dual cassette decks, you could play both tape decks at the same time and they'd come through the speakers together. This was years before I had access to (or even knew about) mixers or 4-tracks or computers, so it was a revelation. It opened me up to the possibilities of layering sounds. I used to play a music tape on the left, and something else on the right, like a sound effects tape, a stand-up comedy album, or an instrumental movie score. A lot of times it was nonsense, but when the juxtapositions clicked it was fantastic.

I was briefly in an alternative rock band during high school (circa 1991), and did a few stints in both college and pirate radio (1992-96). I produced a cut-and-paste/poetry zine for a few years (1994-97), and then got into the lo-fi bedroom 4-track thing (1996-2000). It was around this same period that I began toying with sampling. Early attempts were done with the classic tape deck to tape deck method, slowly building loops and layering them. I also frequently employed the Casio SK-1 keyboard, which allowed you to sample a second or two of audio from either a built-in mic or a line level input.

These experiments soon graduated to the computer, although they were still quite limited by the technology of the mid-1990s. The ever-expanding web of the internet provided an endless supply of research, discovery, and inspiration. The explosion of mash-up culture around the turn of the millenium only added to the fire that was being lit under my ass. It wasn't long before I procured some decent sound editing software and began trying my hand at completely sample-based music. In 2004, I began working on the material that would become Los Kinkos.


*History: I've been doing sample-based music as Los Kinkos since about 2004, working off and on whenever free time allowed. Mostly I was sketching out concepts, testing ideas, and amassing and cataloging samples for eventual use. It's just in the last two years or so that I've really started to produce what I consider finished tracks.

*Born:
I was born in December of 1973. The Los Kinkos stuff began in Portland around 2004.

*Motivations: I love the possibilities of sampling, and I love the spectrum of styles represented on a program like Some Assembly Required. I hear lots of stuff that inspires me, and I also hear stuff that frustrates me. Both aspects motivate me to create something myself. In the end, I'm trying to make the sort of thing that I always wanted to hear.

*Philosophy: I'd say my overall vision is to do work that finds a happy medium between the beat-driven mixes of Steinski and the less danceable collages of John Oswald, while retaining the sense of humor found in both. I'd also like to contribute to the idea of sampling as an art and not just a derivative production shortcut. As Jean Luc Godard said, "It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to."

*How would you like to be remembered:
With a smile.

*Web address:
http://www.myspace.com/loskinkos


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Episode 32, Some Assembly Required

01 The Bran Flakes - “Collage collageâ€
02 Wobbly - “My turn to eat meâ€
03 Lecture on Nothing - “Fresh makeupâ€
04 Tim Maloney - “Thunderclockâ€
05 Kid Koala - “Barhopper 1â€
06 The Tape-beatles - “New thoughtâ€
07 David Shea/DJ Grazhoppa - “Tasty cakeâ€
08 Kid Koala - “Barhopper 2â€
09 Realistic - “Looking for a handoutâ€
10 Negativland - “Voice inside my headâ€
11 The Avalanches - “Frontier psychiatristâ€
12 Steve Dirkx - “I believe itâ€
13 The Art of Noise - “Dragnet ‘88â€
14 Double Dee and Steinski - “Voice mail: the sugarhill remixâ€


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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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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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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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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:
http://myspace.com/timmythetapeworm
http://www.last.fm/music/Timmy+the+Tapeworm


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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

Junk Culture

This week's Q&A is with Junk Culture's Deepak Mantena.

There's not a whole lot to be learned about Junk Culture, on the internet (at least, not at the time of this writing). Thanks, however, to a link to his twitter account, I can tell you he appears to be a fan of Freaks & Geeks, Julia Roberts and Sudoku... So, that's kind of interesting.

A look at his biography information on Facebook only reveals that a boy band by the name of Lyte Funky Ones was an American three-man pop/rap group consisting of Rich Cronin, Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti, and no, I don't think that has anything to do with anything... not really.

It CAN be said that Junk Culture has been performing a lot of shows, including four with label mate, Girl Talk, last year, and also that there are a couple of videos to view at their website. Check it out HERE.

Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Junk Culture...


*Name: Junk Culture

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: Not yet. Brorock, maybe?

*Do you use a pseudonym?
Not yet.

*Members: Two (Deepak Mantena & Nitin Mantena) - I sing and play samples and record the jams and my brother Nitin plays drums. My friend Harrison is going to be playing drums for me on a tour with Tobacco in September.

*Founding Members: Just me.

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: I haven't exclusively defined the means by which I make music because for my music making purposes the means are the least important thing to me. I want the freedom to make music with any tools I want without letting the tools define the band.

*Another genre descriptor: Genre-wise I've been thinking of my music as cosmic r&b, which I think is especially apt for how I want the material moving forward to sound.

*Why you use this descriptor:
I really love the production of a lot of 90’s r&b music, from the instrumentation to the vocal treatment. It's something I kind of wanted to emulate in some of my new material. I guess the cosmic part is because the new material is not straight up r&b, it's definitely a little out there. Plus I have a huge interest in outer space and astronomy, so I guess all that stuff just made it feel like an apt way to describe some of the new material, which I feel is quite a bit different than the first record. (I had released music for 6 years prior under another name that just didn't seem to represent the material anymore. So looking through my record collection one day looking for something to listen to, I saw OMD’s “Junk Culture†and it just clicked. It really made sense with the material.)

*Location:
I've from Oxford, Mississippi, where I've lived most of my life.

*Original Location: Idaho

*What is your creative/artistic background:
I've been playing and recording music since I was kid. I started on piano and guitar, but once I discovered the computer that became a new instrument to make music with. At the same time I've always loved doing stage plays when I can and working on short films. So those three things continue to spiral into taking up the largest amounts of my time.

*History:
Junk Culture has existed since October of 2008, but I put out two records on my own under a different name years and years before that.

*Born: Nitin and I were both born in Idaho.

*Motivations: Despite being a huge fan of music, it's still inexplicable to me how certain songs can make me feel the way they do. That's something that transcends conscious reasoning, for me at least, and my motivation is to try and explore that with my own music.

*Philosophy:
So far, my goal is simply to record material that evokes a strong emotion of some sort in myself. Not just this song makes me happy or sad or something, but strong emotions that have a physicality to them, that are ambivalent even, that I can feel in my stomach. If my material can accomplish that on some level for me, I'm happy to have people hear it in hopes that they'll have a similar reaction. I should say, these high level things are important to my process, but it's not my intention to be heavy handed about this stuff with my listeners. If people listen to my work and get something out of it, I'm pumped, even if it's not what I intended for them to feel.

*How would you like to be remembered: For being inconsistently funny on Twitter.

*Web address:
http://junkculture.biz
http://twitter.com/ilikepants


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Episode 256, Some Assembly Required

01 DJ Danger Mouse – “Dirt Off Your Shoulderâ€
02 John Oswald - “Don'tâ€
03 Junk Culture – “My Two Handsâ€
04 Whimsical Will – “Hey Iron Man!â€
05 Noisy Stylus – “Broccoli Warsâ€
06 Donna Summer – “Heels Over Headâ€
07 Hal Willner – “Do You Hear Me? (No Pie) With Jack Webbâ€
08 DJ Lobsterdust - “Walkin Out Yo Girlfriendâ€
09 Okapi – “Everything Must Change, P. 1â€
10 Okapi – “Everything Must Change, P. 2â€
11 Realistic – “Looking for a handoutâ€
12 Alien Army – “Destroyâ€
13 The Bran Flakes – “Step by stepâ€
14 Negativland – “I Believe It's Lâ€
15 Timmy The Tapeworm – “Creâ€
16 Go Home Productions - “Virgin O'Riley


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Direct download: SAR256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am PDT

August 22, 2010
(Updated)


A Brand New Episode is scheduled for next week, so stay tuned...

It's been awhile since I talked about all of the older Interview Episodes we've been featuring around here lately, so check out the list below, with links to each respective download...

This week's episode features our 2004 interview with Omer Fast, along with the complete soundtrack to his amazing video collage, "CNN Concatenated". Fast has a new solo exhibition opening next month at gb agency in Paris. Be sure to check out his page at their website, if you've never seen the full video for CNN Concatenated. Click HERE and then the "Online Preview" link to find the full 18+ minute video collage...

Also, remember, our Interviews Page has a list of every artist we've ever interviewed on the show, along with links to each and every episode. Check it out HERE.

Here's that list of recent episodes:

Omer Fast (2004)
DJ Qbert (2008)
Wobbly (2002)
RX Music (2007)
Emergency Broadcast Network (2007)
Don Joyce (2001)
The Evolution Control Committee (2003)
The Tape-beatles (2002)
The Bran Flakes (2004)
John Oswald (2001)


Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson


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Episode 83, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2004 interview with Omer Fast)

01 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - "Convoluted plot machine"
02 The Bran Flakes - "A musical computer"
03 The Evolution Control Committee - "Computers"
04 The Tape-beatles - "The human machine"
05 The Tape-beatles - "Byways of ghostland"
06 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 1)"
07 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 2)"
08 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 3)"
09 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 4)"
10 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 5)"
11 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 6)"
12 Omer Fast - "CNN Concatenated (Part 7)"
13 B'O'K and ADMacHine - "Ha'ah'ah Y'aas E'eh"
14 Buttfinger - "Machine five"
15 DJ Pantshead - "Machines dehumanize"
16 Mr. Dibbs – “Machineâ€


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Direct download: SAR83.mp3
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Episode 221, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2008 interview with DJ QBert)

01 DJ Broken Window - “Hair, nails, percolatorâ€
02 notv - “And Who Are Youâ€
03 The Evolution Control Committee - “Ritalin Ruckus (Track 13)â€
04 DJ QBert - “Scroll Of The Wrist Beamâ€
05 DJ QBert - “Fourteen (Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik)â€
06 DJ QBert - “Three (Demolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik)â€
07 DJ QBert - “Movement 1: Quadraphonic Element Downloadâ€
08 DJ QBert - “Movement 2: 6 Fingered Furyâ€
09 DJ QBert - “Movement 3: Inside-Out Body Warpâ€
10 Christian Marclay - “One Thousand Cyclesâ€
11 DJ QBert - “Untitled (live)â€
12 Invisibl Skratch Piklz - " Invisibl Skratch Piklz vs. Da Klamz Uv Deth"


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Direct download: SAR221.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:10pm PDT

The Superfools

The Superfools are in fact one person, New Mexico's James Melendrez. He's a screen printer, artist and DJ, influenced by "everything he comes in contact with, from cds found at the public library, to the bizarre conversations overheard on the bus, or television commercials". There are at least a dozen different albums to download at his website. Check it out HERE.

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


*Name: The Superfools

*Are there any additional names used to describe this project: James Melendrez aka The Superfools

*Do you use a pseudonym? (Yes)

*Members: James Melendrez

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: It's sample music.

*Is there a story behind your name? The Superfools got its name from the 80's song “We built this city on rock and rollâ€. I used it as a sample track on the first album. That first album spoke to me with its words that came from other artists.

*Location: I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

*Original Location: Grew up in Dallas, Texas and was born in El Paso, Texas in 1977.

*What is your creative/artistic background: I work as a successful screen printer in Albuquerque, working on movies and TV shows and political printing. Also a part of a Union for printing. Started to make music in the summer of ’99, jumping from computer to computer. I quickly became friends with anyone who would let me use their music programs.

*History: The Superfools started as a joke with my friends to see who could make the best mix tape. I joined a college radio station around that time at New Mexico State University. My show was called the Jesus show and I played my first album on air. The Program Director was not all that happy, but Superfools was getting a lot of buzz over the things I was doing. I was DJing at a lot of local bars at the time.

*Born: 1977

*Motivations: My motivation comes from a basic need to make art because I'm an artist. It's just in us as artists we have to create. Also I get a motivation each time I create something new. It makes me want to create more and do better. Artists are just born with this basic need to create from birth.

*Philosophy: The philosophy behind the band? Don't know because the fools are always changing and I sometimes have no control over my subject matter. Pop culture just happens.

*How would you like to be remembered: I would like to be remembered as a really good concept artist.

*Web address: http://typodmary.com/superfools.html


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Episode 255, Some Assembly Required

01 Top Rawmen - “Symphony 3000 (feat. Yeroc, Nando, Nomad, Mike C and Jay Slim)â€
02 Michael Gregory – “Auto-Tune The News #8â€
03 MadMix Mustang – “Take Me On The Crazy Trainâ€
04 People Like Us & Wobbly – “Painâ€
05 Gitar – “Heyâ€
06 Gitar – “Stupid Umsâ€
07 The Residents – “Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Lifeâ€
08 Overdub - “Mixed Farmâ€
09 Wobbly – “Puddle. Uh. Uh Uh Uh Uh Uh. Puddle.â€
10 Big City Orchestra – “Untitled (Consumer CD)â€
11 The Evolution Control Committee – “Don't Let The Devil Blow Your Mindâ€
12 Deskhop – “Get Lit Upâ€
13 Ruckus Roboticus – “A Child's Introduction To Drumsâ€
14 The Superfools – “Music makersâ€
15 Gitar - “Helicopter Cruiseâ€
16 The Freelance Hellraiser - “A Stroke Of Geniusâ€


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Direct download: SAR255.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 9:40am PDT

August 1, 2010

We've played eight of our favorite interviews over the course of this past quarter, and I hope you've been enjoying the show. I plan to continue with this series, on a smaller scale, over the next several months, in order to make room for some brand NEW episodes, starting next week with Episode 255...

There will also be some new Q&A's coming up. If you've been a fan of this series, stay tuned for online features with artists such as Flying White Dots, Junk Culture, Los Kinkos, Rokhausen, The Superfools and Timmy The Tapeworm. I'm hoping to work on more as well, so stay tuned!

Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


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Episode 34, Some Assembly Required

01 DJ Shadow - “You can’t go home again (LP version)"
02 Adkins - “Breakingâ€
03 David Shea - "(Untitled)"
04 Public Works - “Vesicleâ€
05 Freddy Fresh - “Ride me in the sunshineâ€
06 John Oswald - “Vaneâ€
07 DJ Qbert - “Electric eye beam abductionâ€
08 Mr. Meridies - “Easyâ€
09 Think Tank - “Kobiyashi Moruâ€
10 Freddy Fresh - “Humdingerâ€
11 Negativland - “A nickel per fish sandwhichâ€


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Direct download: SAR34.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:30pm PDT

Episode 39, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2002 interview with Wobbly's Jon Leidecker)

01 Chopping Channel - (untitled, live 5/99)
02 Wobbly - “Only Musicalâ€
03 Natasha Spencer - “The house she flew in on (excerpt)â€
04 PLU/JBHP/Wobbly - “Heads offâ€
05 Chopping Channel - (untitled, live 5/99)
06 PLU/JPHP/Wobbly - “Yodel Bomberâ€
07 Wobbly – “Yo Yo Yo Yoyo Yo, Hey...â€
08 John Oswald - “Funky X (excerpt)â€
09 Wobbly – “Make You We We Go Man Go Yo Midyididiyidâ€
10 Wobbly – “Girl. I Getchoo. Oh Oh Oh.â€
11 Wobbly - “Clawing your eyes out down to your throatâ€
12 Wobbly - “Worry don’t thingâ€
13 Wobbly - “Losing blookâ€
14 Wobbly - “Hard, like duckâ€
15 Wobbly - “Vingt regards (no. 15)â€


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Direct download: SAR39.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:57pm PDT

Episode 189, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2007 interview with RX Music)

01 RX Music – “White linesâ€
02 Steinski and Mass Media – “It's Up To You (Television Mix)â€
03 Steev Hise – “Nexus 6â€
04 The Bots – “Bushwackâ€
05 Wax Audio – “A Day Of Horrorâ€
06 RX Music – “Sunday Bloody Sundayâ€
07 RX Music – “Dick Is a Killerâ€
08 RX Music – “My generationâ€
09 RX Music – “My name is Rxâ€
10 The Evolution Control Committee – “Bush speech (corrected - part 1)â€
11 RX Music – “Imagine/Walk on the wild sideâ€


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Direct download: SAR189.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

Episode 35, Some Assembly Required

01 People Like Us - “Serenadeâ€
02 The Bran Flakes - “Everybody pay attention nowâ€
03 Turntable Trainwreck - “Cubicle 38 droplift bluesâ€
04 Nubile G and the Spurious Whiz - “Your jolly giantâ€
05 Christian Marclay - “One thousand cyclesâ€
06 Severin 24 - “Teepee (live)â€
07 Steev Hise - “How to use borrowed ideasâ€
08 Escape Mechanism - “Why does the light fall?â€
09 Realistic - “Handicap bathroomâ€
10 Girl Talk - “Fun in the sunâ€
11 The Tape-beatles - “You people are in great dangerâ€
12 The Avalanches - “Radioâ€


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Direct download: SAR35.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:16pm PDT

June 12, 2010

The last two weeks have been part of an ongoing effort to revisit some of my favorite interview episodes. We started with John Oswald and the Bran Flakes, last week was The Tape-beatles, and this week we revisit Episode 57, featuring our 2003 interview with the ECC's Mark Gunderson.

Which is why I'm posting, as I've just checked out an advance copy of the Evolution Control Committee's upcoming release, and I have to say it's awesome! We'll be playing some tracks off of it in the coming quarter, so stay tuned for that, and if you're a fan traveling in the Pacific Northwest during the first weekend of July, you'll want to take special note: The Evolution Control Committee will be performing four shows, with The Bran Flakes, July 2nd through the 5th...

Click HERE for more info about the tour, which they’re calling “The ALL RIGHTS RESERVED... NONE ®ESPE©TED! Tour”, and stay tuned for more info about the ECC's new CD, which should be out later this year (2010).

Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


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Episode 193, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2007 interview with EBN's Gardner Post)

01 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Get Down (ver. 2.2)â€
02 Emergency Broadcast Network – “EBN Station Promoâ€
03 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Kill The Enemyâ€
04 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Move Toward The Middleâ€
05 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Watch Televisionâ€
06 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Homicidal Schizophrenic (A Lad Insane)â€
07 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Electronic Behavior Control System (ver. 2.0)â€
08 Emergency Broadcast Network – “3:7:8â€
09 Emergency Broadcast Network – “State Extensionâ€
10 Emergency Broadcast Network – “We Will 'Raq Youâ€
11 Emergency Broadcast Network – “What's Happening?â€
12 Emergency Broadcast Network – “Total Smoothnessâ€



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Direct download: SAR193.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:10pm PDT

Episode 08, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2001 interview with Negativland's Don Joyce)

01 Negativland - “Time zonesâ€
02 Negativland - “Yellow, black and rectangularâ€
03 Don Joyce - “We’ll be right backâ€
04 Over The Edge - “Mertz, A force of nature, hard
and soft thinking, the good life, carsâ€








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Direct download: SAR08.mp3
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Episode 36, Some Assembly Required

01 Lecture on Nothing - “I need a doctorâ€
02 Tom Recchion - “The drinking doctorâ€
03 Realistic - “Magnetic home surgeryâ€
04 Negativland - “Yellow black and rectangularâ€
05 The Avalanches - “Frontier psychiatristâ€
06 Buttfinger - “Anxiety as a clinical indicator/sad careerâ€
07 Steve Fisk - “I wish I were dead (part 1)â€
08 The Bran Flakes - “Face another day (2148)â€
09 Lecture on Nothing - “Brain surgeryâ€
10 Corporal Blossom - “Plastic jobâ€
11 Silica-Gel - “Beauty bugabooâ€
12 Big City Orchestra - “Carter’s little liver pillsâ€
13 DJ Qbert - “Inner space dental commanderâ€
14 The Evolution Control Committee - “I want a cookieâ€


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Direct download: SAR36.mp3
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Episode 57, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2003 interview with The Evolution Control Committee)

01 Evolution Control Committee - “I want a cookieâ€
02 Evolution Control Committee - “I don’t careâ€
03 Evolution Control Committee - “Computersâ€
04 Evolution Control Committee - “Nearly no time for yesâ€
05 Evolution Control Committee - “No time for yesâ€
06 Evolution Control Committee - “Acid familyâ€
07 Evolution Control Committee - “Helloâ€
08 Evolution Control Committee - “Breakfastâ€
09 Evolution Control Committee - “Tootâ€
10 Evolution Control Committee - “Lunchâ€
11 Evolution Control Committee - “5000 BCâ€
12 Evolution Control Committee - “Dinnerâ€
13 Evolution Control Committee - “Goodbyeâ€
14 Evolution Control Committee - “Rebel without a pauseâ€
15 (2 Many DJs) - “Push it/no funâ€
16 (2 Many DJs) - “Smells like bootyâ€
17 Evolution Control Committee - “Rocked by rapeâ€
18 Evolution Control Committee - “Don’t miss the great snatchâ€


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Direct download: SAR57.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 4:55pm PDT

Episode 30, Some Assembly Required
(featuring our 2002 interview with The Tape-beatles)

01 The Tape-beatles - “Scream scream screamâ€
02 The Tape-beatles - “Sing sing sing (sing sing)â€
03 The Tape-beatles - “Listen to the radioâ€
04 The Tape-beatles - “From the tide or the windâ€
05 The Tape-beatles - “Desireâ€
06 The Tape-beatles - “XT92-007â€
07 The Tape-beatles - “Frog storyâ€
08 The Tape-beatles - “Mind problemsâ€
09 The Tape-beatles - “Grave implicationsâ€
10 Public Works - “Foundationâ€
11 The Tape-beatles - “The changing worldâ€
12 The Tape-beatles - “Joy and powerâ€


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Direct download: SAR30.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

Episode 40, Some Assembly Required

01 Dreamies - “Program 10â€
02 Dreamies - “Program 11â€










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Direct download: SAR40.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:58pm PDT

May 23, 2010

This week's episode is the second in a scattered series of previously aired SAR Interviews. You can listen to my 2004 interview with both members of The Bran Flakes HERE.

Episode 99 was a lot of fun to work on. The Bran Flakes are a fun breath of fresh air, which is a big part of why I love returning to their work as often as I do. Check out this week's episode to see what I mean, and for a little more info, look HERE for our online Q&A with them as well...

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson


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Episode 99, Some Assembly Required
(Featuring our 2004 Interview with The Bran Flakes)

01 The Bran Flakes – “Mutual admiration and loveâ€
02 The Bran Flakes – “Cool fresh apple ciderâ€
03 The Bran Flakes – “Call Me Patchesâ€
04 The Bran Flakes – “Hollerin’ linguisticsâ€
05 The Bran Flakes – “(theme to) the Mickey Mouse Clubâ€
06 The Bran Flakes – “Praise the lordâ€
07 The Bran Flakes – “Perversion for profitâ€
08 The Bran Flakes – “A Susie Moppet singtime sing-a-long songâ€
09 The Bran Flakes – “The magical fairy princessâ€
10 The Bran Flakes – “Collage collageâ€
11 The Bran Flakes – “The hello showâ€
12 The Bran Flakes – “Let us praise him children!â€
13 The Bran Flakes – “Funny funnyâ€
14 The Bran Flakes – “Love me happyâ€
15 The Bran Flakes – “Buttermilkâ€
16 The Bran Flakes – “Bouncesâ€


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Direct download: SAR99.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 8:47am PDT

May 16, 2010

This week's episode is the first in a scattered series of previously aired SAR Interview episodes. I thought I'd start with my 2001 interview with John Oswald.

Episode 16 was recorded and aired just prior to Oswald's appearance with Wobbly at the Bryant Lake Bowl, in Minneapolis, for that year's Sound Unseen. It was one of our very first events, and I still look back on that fall with very fond memories... Enjoy!

Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


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Episode 16, Some Assembly Required
(Featuring our 2001 Interview with John Oswald)

01 John Oswald - “Pretenderâ€
02 John Oswald - “Brownâ€
03 John Oswald - “Anonâ€
04 John Oswald - "Grayfolded (Untitled track)"
05 John Oswald - “Angleâ€
06 John Oswald - “Mad modâ€
07 John Oswald - “Urgeâ€
08 John Oswald - “Case of death (part one)â€
09 John Oswald - “2 netâ€
10 John Oswald - “O’hellâ€
11 John Oswald - “Dabâ€
12 John Oswald - “Sonic Euthanasiaâ€


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Direct download: SAR16.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Okay, with a little help from my friends (and thanks for the feedback!), both the blog AND the podcast have now proven to be up and running just fine. Things should continue from here as they always have.

Thanks again for the feedback, and although I don't foresee any problems, please do feel free to let me know directly if there are... My contact info is: assembly (at) detritus.net

thanks again,
Jon Nelson


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Episode 42, Some Assembly Required

01 Girl Talk - “Let’s start this party rightâ€
02 Double Dee and Steinski - “Lesson 2 (James Brown mix)â€
03 Klarc Qent - "Erroneous Data (track 3)"
04 Dum Dum TV - "Parti-colored irregular sonic (track 6)"
05 Ros Bobos - “Very truly yoursâ€
06 Steev Hise - “Objects swallowed and inhaled (segment)â€
07 Akufen - Deck the houseâ€
08 The Freelance Hellraiser - “I just can’t get enough pillsâ€
09 The Tape-beatles - “Another blue nightâ€
10 People Like Us - “Ursula fahrt skiâ€
11 Mix Master Mike - “Schwartz vs. aghaartaâ€
12 The Tape-beatles - “Waves of wavesâ€
13 People Like Us - “Oh noâ€
14 The Avalanches - “Extra kingsâ€


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Direct download: SAR42.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

The good news is that the blog appears to be working the way I expected it to... Unfortunately, I can't yet tell whether the podcast has been affected. I think I need to make one or two small updates to the settings at Feedburner, but I'm not quite sure about the details.

In the meantime, if you have any feedback about the changes taking place (were you able to find this week's podcast the way you are used to?), please get in touch! I can be reached by email, at:
assembly (AT) detritus.net

Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


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May 9, 2010

Seven of the artists in this week's episode (#42) have previously responded to the SAR Q&A. You can read over 150 of these online artist features at the Some Assembly Required website HERE.

Check out these seven to start...



SAR Q&A with Ros Bobos


SAR Q&A with Steinski (Double Dee & Steinski)


SAR Q&A with The Freelance Hellraiser


SAR Q&A with Girl Talk


SAR Q&A with Steev Hise


SAR Q&A with People Like Us


SAR Q&A with The Tape-beatles


Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson


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