The Four Passions, Oct 15, 2012

Hi everyone,

Thanks for listening. It was a crazy show. Mostly buttressed by an amazing album loaned to my by Shaenah at the Citizen's Co-Op. Thanks Shaenah!


Here's the podcast

Here's the playlist:

Gang Do TagarelaMelo Da TagarelaBlack Rio Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980Strut
OrlandivoOnde Anda O Meu AmorBlack Rio Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980Strut
I Refuse LimitationGoodie MobStill Standing
Count BasieThe New Basie BluesThe CountVerve
John CaleI Wanna Talk 2 UShifty Adventures in Nookie WoodDomino
MagnoliaZeki MurenTurkish Film MusicDegisti.com
Talk Break
Paul MelanconFooled Around And Fell In LoveLiveyoutube.com
Antonio Carlos E JocafiKabaluereBlack Rio Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980Strut
Serkalem WerkuWedajaDiretube.comEthiopian
The RaveonettesThe EnemyObservatorVice
Archer PrewittWithout YouWildernessThrill Jockey
Talk Break
Orquestra E CoroKriolaBlack Rio Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980Strut
Arthur ConleyOb-La-Di Ob-La DaDelete the Beatles
Raymond Byron And the white freighterYou'll Never Surf AgainLittle death shakerAsthmatic Kitty
The CannanesTake Me to the Hotel JohannaA Love Affair With Nature
Wendy ReneAfter Laughter
Talk Break
Cat PowerHuman BeingSunMatador
SebadohKathSebadoh III
SebadohThe Freed PigSebadoh III
Dinosaur Jr.Pierce The Morning RainI Bet on Skyjagjaguwar
The Sea and CakeSporting LifetheFawnThrill Jockey
Talk Break
Sezen AksuOn AyDeniz YildiziDogon Music
Sezen AksuHala Haber Bekliyorum SendenDeniz YildiziDogon Music
Staff Benda BililiLibala Yah MungwaBouger Le MondeCrammed Discs
Os MutantesAve Genghis KhanOs Mutantes
Gerson King ComboUma ChanceBlack Rio Brazil Soul Power 1971-1980Strut
Talk Break
Hedwig and the Angry InchTear Me DownHedwig and the Angry Inch
EelsPrizefighterEl Loco Mucho


The Four Passions, Oct 8 , 2012

I did a radio show Oct 8, my birthday, but didn't indulge in playing any Gabriel-era Genesis, though I wanted to.
podcast here

Played some more Turkish music, including this singer I didn't know: Sevim Şengül


Then some Moroccan Berber music. It might not be Berber, you can read more here:


Then a new song by the supposed winner of Ethiopian Idol:


The Mountain GoatsThe Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's LifeCool Beans
Count BasieParadise SquatThe CountVerve
BeirutNantesThe Flying Club Cup
Talk Break
My Bloody ValentineOnly ShallowLoveless
Popol VuhAguirre 1Aguirre The Wrath of God
Dick HymanFly Me To The MoonElectrodynamicsCommand
Galaxie 500Leave The PlanetOn Fire
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Temesgen TafesseNew Singlediretube.com
Dirty FistAngry Bikerbandcamp.com
Flying LotusElectric CandymanUntil The Quiet ComesWarp
Halllo DaweTrack 1Awesome Tapes From Africa
Sevim SengulEllerim Boyle Bos Mu KalacaktiTurkish Film MusicTurkish
Talk Break
Sezen AksuYol ArkadsimDeniz YildiziDogon Music
Rais Mohamed Ben BiakCaid MokhtarExcavated Shellac
The Selah SingersThe Wicked RaceExcavated ShellacExcavated Shellac
Rowland S. HowardDead RadioTeenage Snuff Film
Talk Break
The Sea and CakeThe InvitationsRunnerThrill Jockey
The RaveonettesYoung and ColdObservator
The CallersHeroesReviver
CanDeadly DorisThe Lost TapesMute
Talk Break
Robert JohnsonHellhound on my Trail
Dinosaur Jr.Watch the CornersI Bet on SkyJagjaguwar
Caetano VelosoLost in the ParadiseCaetano Veloso
Ike and Tina TurnerCome TogetherDelete the Beatles
Talk Break
Staff Benda BililiBilangaBouger Le MondeCrammed Discs
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos JobimIf You Never Come to MeAt LastReprise
Blind BartimaeusOh HezekiahGospel Songs of God and Death
Hermanos CalderonEl Neuvo QuerrequeHuapango

It was a bit chaotic, with fielding phone calls, a cd that wouldn't play and visitors in the studio.

Thanks for listening.


Garo Secret Prison piece, progress notes

Secret Prison's Garo Tribute came out, and looks great.

Garo was my main source of mind-blowing inspiration from ages 21-25 (Plus my friends in Seattle: Jon Lewis, James Sturm, Dave Lasky, Megan Kelso, Jason Lutes, Ed Brubaker. )

Garo was something we found at the local Kinokinuya in Seattle. Mind-blowing. There was nothing like Garo. RAW was the closest thing. Weirdo, Arcade and other were too steeped in counter culture, and more specifically, a certain iconoclasm. Garo, maybe only cause we couldn't contextualise it, seemed full of original stories that were personal dreams and visions.

When I heard about SP7, I went to my shelf, and pulled this issue, because I just liked the silly drawing and always wanted to sit down with it, and try to decipher some of the cartooning in it. I thought maybe of recreating it, adding my own story and words to the drawings.

I looked and had fun, but instead, kept flipping around

And landed on this story, whose imagery grabbed me and it also looked like a style I could emulate. I never second guessed it, just started in. The images of the old man wandering (love that archetype), meditating on some youthful story, but of course, the loss, the sudden disappearance of the girl in the story resonated for obvious reasons.  

I started playing around with text.

But it wasn't til I got to the middle of the story that I realized I had nothing to say in a lot of these boxes or balloons. And the silence I was confronted with made this whole thing seem like an idea steeped in empty vanity. But the silence started speaking, and I realized the story had become unlocked. The emptinesses were echoes. 

The text from the characters were deeper than words, they were messages from a deeper self, from a longer story. 
This is the first anthology piece I've ever been happy with. 

SP7 can be bought here:

RL Book 1, digital

Dear friends, here's a link to book 1 of my book in progress. Thanks.


The Four Passions, Oct 1, 2012

Music to Stay Alive By.

Here's the podcast. More great Turkish film music, including the below:

From the Turkish Film Music Site

The amazing What English Sounds Like:

New Sea and Cake. Some Florida Funk and Gospel. Some bands I  hadn't heard yet and will play again. Some real Heavy Slow Sludgy Metal from my friend, Kenny, and Cavalry. Some music so lovely I couldn't do anything but just sit and let things end.

Podcast here 


Secos and MolhadosAmorBrazil 1970Soul Jazz
Selda BagcanCemberimde Gul OyaTurkish Film MusicTurkish
SEA AND CAKEOn and OnRunnerThrill Jockey
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Rowland S. HowardAutoluminescentTeenage Snuff Film
Grizzly BearSleeping UteShields
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Don't Let The Devil RideSonny TreadwayThe Best of Sacred SteelArhoolie
The UniversalsNew GenerationFlorida FunkJazzman
Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea island SingersDaniel in the Lion's DenShall We Gather at the RiverFlorida State Archives
Pearly QueenQuit Jive'inFlorida FunkJazzman
R.E.M.Driver 8 (Live)Document RereleaseEMI
Nancy SitFeverGirls in the GarageRomulan
Talk BreaK
Staff Benda BililiKuluna/GangsBouger Le MondeCrammed Discs
CallersReviverReviverPartisan Records
The McNeil ChoirBabylon's Fallen78sBap-tizum.com Blog
Talk Break
Sezen AksuDeniz YildiziDeniz YildiziDogon Music
SEA AND CAKEHarpsRunnerThrill Jockey
David Byrne & St. VincentLazarusLove This Giant4AD
13th Floor ElevatorsBaby BlueEaster Everywhere
Talk Break
Tim BuckleyDolphinsSerafonia
Mike CoykendallWe All Gotta GoChasing Away The DotsFluff and Gravy
Nelson Alexander TrioWell, Well BabySpecialty Legends of Jump BluesFantasy
Archer PrewittGo AwayWildernessThrill Jockey
The BoswelliansCloud DancingHello HandsPocket
Talk Break
Mark EitzelKathleen (Live)Live
The RaveonettesYoung and ColdObservatorVice
The XXAngelsCoexistYoung Turks