I live right inside radio when I listen…
Marshall McLuhan, 1964
like beer and soccer, is totally immersive. As Ian illustrates this
morning, the seduction of the immersive can lead to strange places and
thoughts. Indeed, as M.McL. went on to say,
Anybody who wants to moralize about radio has to
dump Gandhi and Hitler into the same pot.
One of my favorite
programs is Weekend
Mornings from CBC in the Maritimes. Like Brent, the
music is eclectic, though, perhaps, they might not play the Tijuana Bibles, whose members dress like Stong
Bad. Band member Super Destructor and I exchanged emails last night as I bought
a CD via paypal:
Thanks Super Destructor,
That’s great. Brent Bambury was all over your music the other day on his
drive home show [CBC Ottawa afternoons] and said you were the greatest thing
since something…something like the Stampeders…and that is something.
He played a cut or two and I am sure going to whistle your tunes while at the
I am just so happy being able to write someone by the name of Super
Destructor I want this email to last forever. I’ll probably do a review on my
website (10,000 visits last month) [Ed.: you are always in my
thoughts]and you can come over there and brag me up. That’d be great.
thx for the kind words amigo. there’s a reason
europe keeps bringing us back for tours – forget about the masks and how we
look, just LISTEN – we have good songs! our next cd Fists Of Fury is gonna
smoke, we got 10 songs recorded, 5 more to go! pkg’ll be sent our mon or tues, i
have some other mail to go out…
The band’s name refers to slang for Mexican ’60’s
porn and their get up and names are a respectful homage to the
contemporaneous Mexican wrestling scene, cousins to Atlantic Grand Prix
Wrestling of ATV of the 70’s and my love, the Cuban Assassin. Apartment
Wrestling, their first CD will be mine soon. Driving Mexicali
The host of Weekend Mornings is Stan Carew, who our daughter at 3
dubbed Stinky Roo. The music is a bit corny and comfortable and aimed at seniors
laying in bed drinking tea and contemplating a tumble mostly without the
bibles. Stan and the crew play with the conventions of radio,
sometimes sounding a little like an old time dance hall live broadcast,
sometimes like Orsen Wells toying as a teen.
Playing with the knobs all around.