Arthur Radio Transmission #2: The Retro-Future Episode

Psychic happenings appear to be abundant on Arthur Radio…this week we focused our psychic energies on a matter that is very pressing for all of us: the future. Friends Emilie Friedlander (Visitation Rites) and McGregor (Chocolate Bobka) joined Ivy Meadows and Hairy Painter to discuss Chocolate Bobka’s forthcoming music publication The Report (which will include contributions from Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance, among and many other musician-writers). After a space-time bending hour of churchy-psych strangeness, we gathered together to play some retro-futuristic songs, dance very slowly, and attempt to visualize other realities that could have come about in 2010 if things had gone a little differently in the 80s and 90s…

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Download: Arthur Radio 1-24-2010

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

3 thoughts on “Arthur Radio Transmission #2: The Retro-Future Episode

  1. Pingback: Arthur Radio: The Retro-Future Episode, with Visitation Rites and Chocolate Bobka « Visitation Rites

  2. Enjoyed your second radio show; can you tell me the name of the artist/recording of the next to the last track (before Steve Gun)? It was great and couldn’t understand the person identifying it.

    Thanks much, Kevin

  3. Hi! I believe the song you are asking about is from a record called “Africa, Germany, etc.” off of the label Olde English Spelling Bee… here’s more on that:

    Here’s the whole playlist:

    Angus MacLise – The Joyous Lake
    Brightblack Morning Light – Another Reclaimation 7”
    Clutchy Hopkins – The Sound of the Ghost
    Ground Zero – Folhas Secas
    Rev. Douglas Bell – The Bitter and The Sweet
    Soiled Mattress and The Springs – Someone’s Drinking Water
    Psychic Vibes 7”
    Ut Bach Lan – Lo Chen Song Ho
    Apostles – worker’s autonomy
    Durrutti column – sketch or summer
    Jon hassell – courage
    Psychic ills – red-split (from galactic zoo dossier)
    Psychic tv – unclean
    Ultimate spinach – Death of the Hip Death Goddess
    Les Rallizes Denudes – Night of the Assassins
    James Ferraro – “Clear” Side A


    Roedelius – Schoner Abend
    Deutsche Wertarbeit – Deutscher Wald
    CFCF – Raining Patterns
    Blondes – Destiny
    Love Like Deloreans – Ollie Mess
    Matrix Metals – Flamingo Breeze (Olde English Spelling Bee)
    Pure Ecstasy – You’re In It Now
    Africa Germany Etc. – Retraced Steps (Olde English spelling Bee)
    Steve Gunn – House of Knowledge (Boerum Palace)

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