Thursday, April 29, 2010

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April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

OK, here we go...

I'm posting a bit early this week, as I'll be "migrating" my blog this afternoon. In a worst case scenario, things crash and burn and then I won't be able to post this weekend, so I decided to upload Episode 45 before making the move...

Up until now, Blogger has supported "FTP publishing", and hopefully after I move everything over to their servers, things will still work as smoothly as they have been. I've been podcasting for about five years now, with very few problems, and that's saying a lot for a technophobe like me!

So, check out this week's episode (#45 - the last episode of our 25th quarter). We've got some special programming coming up next quarter, before we settle in for more new episodes, later in the summer, and then for the rest of the year. In the meantime, stay tuned for a collection of some of my favorite interview episodes, for the next few weeks!

Wish me luck with the transfer... there should be a note soon about changes in the URL, etc. You'll have to update your bookmarks, or subscriptions, and/or who knows what else. Sorry for the inconvenience... I hope you'll stick with us. You can always find each week's new episode here at, no matter what happens...

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson

Episode 45, Some Assembly Required

Episode 45, Some Assembly Required

01 John Oswald - “Beatles”
02 John Oswald - “Dab”
03 Realistic - “Rosie Blackman overdrive”
04 Realistic - “The introduction ditty”
05 Steev Hise - “Tokyo dynamite”
06 Steev Hise - “Want”
07 The Bran Flakes - “The enchanted bus”
08 The Bran Flakes - “Lovely sleigh ride”
09 Lecture on Nothing - “(Untitled)”
10 Lecture on Nothing - “Country but”
11 Big City Orchestra - "(Consumer, track 47)"
12 Big City Orchestra - "(Consumer, track 49)"
13 Escape Mechanism - “No reason”
14 Escape Mechanism - “Wake up”
15 Wobbly - “A camel for cidilla”
16 Wobbly - “Non 120”
17 Klarc Qent - “(Erroneous Data, track 11)”
18 Klarc Qent - “(Erroneous Data, track 12)”
19 Negativland - “A most successful formula”
20 Negativland - “The greatest taste around”
21 The Avalanches - “Since I left you”
22 The Avalanches - “Stay another season”

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010

April 25, 2010

This week's episode represents the first really big taste of our upcoming CD compilation! Check out Episode 254 HERE.

To mark the occasion of the show's 10th Anniversary, in 2009, Some Assembly Required and teamed up to invite sound collage artists from around the world to submit fifty-second tracks composed of at least 50% post consumer material. The upcoming album, titled "50/50", has been taking a bit longer than expected, but rest assured, a final push is under way, and the release is coming very soon. In the meantime, check out some of what I think are the standouts, in this week's episode (#254).

Since about twenty of this week's tracks are less than a minute long, there are an unusually large number of artists featured this time around. The list of artists who have previously responded to the SAR Q&A is therefor a bit longer as well...

There are over 150 of these online artist features at the Some Assembly Required website HERE, but for now, check out these twenty one...

SAR Q&A with A plus D

SAR Q&A with B'O'K

SAR Q&A with dj BC

SAR Q&A with Beatrix*JAR

SAR Q&A with The Beige Channel

SAR Q&A with Ros Bobos

SAR Q&A with The Bran Flakes

SAR Q&A with Cassetteboy

SAR Q&A with The Coherent Encoherence

SAR Q&A with Joe Frawley

SAR Q&A with I Cut People

SAR Q&A with Idiom Creak

SAR Q&A with DJ Lobsterdust

SAR Q&A with Orchid Spangiafora

SAR Q&A with Osymyso

SAR Q&A with Realistic

SAR Q&A with Alyce Santoro

SAR Q&A with Jeffrey Sconce

SAR Q&A with Silica-Gel

SAR Q&A with stAllio! (Animals Within Animals)

SAR Q&A with DJ Zebra

Thanks for listening!
Jon Nelson

Episode 254, Some Assembly Required

Episode 254, Some Assembly Required

01 DJ Zebra – “Oh Brother Ray”
02 DJ Haste – “Surgical Spirits (Operation on the Turntables)”
03 Alyce Santoro – “Please Don't Be Long”
04 DJ Lobsterdust – “Today It's On”
05 The Bran Flakes – “Apricot Balls”
06 CxFx + The Toilet – “Not Again”
07 The Found Sound Orchestra – “Nifty Fifty”
08 Idiom Creak – “Video Games”
09 I Cut People – “Rock Bottoms”
10 dj BC – “Sweet America In 50 Seconds”
11 Los Kinkos – “50 Snippets Deep”
12 Jeffrey Sconce – “Catherine Linton”
13 Orchid Spangiafora – “Half Right”
14 A plus D – “You Believe Me All Night Long”
15 The Coherent Encoherence – “Walking On Fire With Golden Feet”
16 Osymyso – “Think And Sing”
17 Idiom Creak – “Jet-Powered, Monkey-Navigated”
18 Ros Bobos – “Beneath The Golden Sky”
19 Cassetteboy – “Brewster's Millions”
20 Joe Frawley – “Crush Material”
21 Timmy The Tapeworm – “Cre”
22 Robert Voisey – “Oregon”
23 The Beige Channel – “Lifetime Pop Head”
24 Realistic – “Marsupial Method”
25 B'O'K – “A Piece of Meat”
26 Mr. Rusty – “Don't Stop The Empire”
27 Silica-Gel – “You Bear-Gram Her”
28 Beatrix*JAR – “Let's Make Some Sounds”
29 stAllio! – “Fifty Seconds Of Kickin It”
30 McSleazy – “No Looking Down”

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