Radio Misterioso January 29, 2012 8-10pm PST
Radio Misterioso is back on the killradio archive
Gorightly was on a whirlwind mega 2-city tour promoting his upcoming book release Happy Trails to High Weirdness. It’s sort of an autobiography of all the strangeness he’s encountered in a couple decades of writing about UFOs, conspiracies, psychedelics and the counter-culture. In the second hour we played some strange music I’ve picked up since the last time he appeared on the show.
Subjects that came up in the free-form conversation included: the Tim Biscardi Bigfoot Hoax, the most-likely-not-hoaxed Bigfoot DNA case from last year, and quite a bit about the heavy influence on both of our lives of philosopher Robert Anton Wilson. We also played a few fun tracks from Adam’s CD release Transmissions From A Dying Planet and listened to a recording of a British dude from the 1960s jabbering in what he says was Venusian and Plutonian.
A good talk with longtime friend. Enjoy and thanks again for your continued support!
Illustration by the very talented caricaturist Dennis Rano.
Mike Gao is my guest for the 32nd episode of my radio show on killradio.org recorded live December 12, 2011. I played a few tunes before we got started with an interview. We spoke about a number of things, like apartment hunting in Los Angeles, moving through musical phases, the San Diego music scene and more. Mike Gao spoke about his iOS apps including details about when he may release Poly Playground, his eagerly anticipated iPad app. We also discussed his upcoming releases including his split 12" with Daisuke Tanabe which comes out on February 17, 2012 through Project: Mooncircle and Finest Ego. After our chat he performed a 45 minute live in studio set featuring his iPad app as well as original beats, remixes, plus a few choice cuts from fellow producers. Definitely worth listening to more than once.
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November 20, 2011
Richard Senate has been chasing ghosts and hauntings for 23 years. In that time, he has witnessed a laundry list of paranormal phenomena and developed a small list of theories about what might be causing the activity.
We began the interview with a short discussion of his adventure fiction. His newest collection of short stories is entitled, Thrilling Adventure Tales In The Age of Steam. We spent the next two hours in deep discussion about his countless ghost cases. From the poltergeist that manifested a dancing clown in a hallway to a phantom wound on a psychic that bled profusely but very quickly healed, a talk with Richard Senate is always full of strange and unsettling stories. Throughout the conversation, we kept coming back to possible theories that would make sense of some of the phenomena. Mr. Senate also busted a few myths about ghosts and related phenomena.
We ended with Mr. Senate’s plea for cooperation amongst paranormal researchers in order to advance what is seen as a hobby for amateurs into more of a scientific pursuit.
His newest ghost book is Silver Ghosts: Haunted Places and Phantom Encounters In Northern Nevada.
Radio Misterioso, 13 November 2011, on killradio.org
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Host Greg Bishop presents a long-promised “lost” interview (from almost exactly six years ago) featuring Bill Moore and his co-authors discussing their 2005 book Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon?: The Spalding Enigma. Cowdrey is actually a descendant of one of the founders of the Mormon Church, and the book was a expanded edition of a 1977 book by Vanick and Cowdrey.
Based on years of research (which was occasionally thwarted by persons unknown) the authors believe that the creation myth of the Mormon Church was based largely on an 1812 book called A Manuscript Found by an American Revolutionary War veteran named Solomon Spalding. They contend that church co-founder Sidney Rigdon borrowed or stole the manuscript from a printer in Pittsburgh after Spalding’s death. It contained the basic story of what Joseph Smith later claimed to have channeled for the Book Of Mormon.
In the book, the authors claim that they are not out to gut the Mormon Church; they were only interested in getting to the bottom of a story that had almost been forgotten, and found literally reams of documentary evidence to support it. Cowdrey himself says in the interview, “We care for the Mormon people, but we think that they’re living under a delusion.”
P.S. Bill Moore is not actually listed as an author, and he explained in the program that this was because he acted as editor and research associate. WARNING: UFOs were not mentioned in this program!
The Chill Room, 22 April 2011 11:30pm PST on killradio.org
35 minutes, a tribute to new music on Transparency
Transparency is an independent label that I occasionally work with, and I want to share some new music from four fine artists.
Tonight we present the world premiere of two tracks from Alessandra Celletti's latest album, recorded in Rome. It has a working title of Les Enfants du Roi, though that may change. She is one of the great impressionist interpreters of our time, but her original compositions carry, through their interlocking lines and her immaculate timing, a deep emotional charge as well. This is modern classical music at its best.
Space rocker Helios Creed, former member of Chrome and influence on much modern psychedelia, has recorded his first solo album in five years. It's called Galactic Octopi, and we present the premiere of Galactic Center, in a mix that was finished just before being sent to me for this show!
Transparency has had a long association with the music of the master Sun Ra and his Arkestra. Now, in association with Michael D. Anderson, the Arkestra archvist, we present a preview of the upcoming multi-disc box set on the early history of the Saturnian from Birmingham, entitled The Eternal Myth Revealed, Part One. And this is what we get from merely opening the vault -- wait till you hear what's coming next!
Lane Steinberg is one of my favorite modern musical artists. I even devoted an entire Chill Room to him back in 2009. Transparency is about to release the new album by Lane with friend and musical partner Steve Barry and their band Tan Sleeve, and we share a perfect rocker from their album Too Big to Fail.
Setlist: Alessandra Celletti-Crazy Girl Blue / Helios Creed-Galactic Center (H Mix) / Sun Ra Arkestra-preview material from The Eternal Myth Part One with Ra talking of his youth and the Arkestra doing the song Tequila from 1958 / Tan Sleeve-Fading Out / Alessandra Celletti-All Things Shining
With thanks to Michael Shappard, thanks to Alessandra, Helios, Michael Anderson, Lane and Steve. Thanks to my listeners, and to Daniela, to Lux and Aleph.
This program is available exclusively on killradio.org.
Sounds from the LA Circuit Race and Masters Cycle League.