psychedelic

It’s a Tiger Cub Radio Bub for whether you’re feeling run down or ready to start fighting back. Micachu and the Shapes, Townes Van Zandt, and the Mountain Goats share the spotlight with Hop Along, the Clash and more! Listen Here!  

We’ve come to the last dance. This episode, I wanted to share a lot of my favorites that I’ve been sitting on. I’ve been waiting for the right moment, but at the end of the day, a perfect song doesn’t need a moment, it is the moment. The focus this week is on love: romantic, […]

    Another round for my dark companion The view from here is crowded now, I raise my glass My doppelgänger Smiles at me From across the room The great social issues mean less than nothing to the national pests On my TV screen I will wear only black and white and hide in the alleys […]

In memoriam of Peter Principle, I present to you the lyrics mysteriously omitted from the liner notes of Tuxedomoon’s exceptional postpunk album, Desire. Was the following verse, repeated twice in the song “Jinx”, considered dangerously existential sufficient to trigger censorship? Or was it merely a transcription error? Occam’s Razor says the latter, but the truth […]

HELLO! This evening’s entertainment commences with Brown Bird’s guitar and bass Ferris-wheeling through biting cyclical melodies evocative of Marrakesh Berberdom, then The Clash picks up the beat with bittersweet boogie. From there–well, you’ll just have to listen and find out, no? But one more detail I must mention is the very first vinyl set ever […]

Keith Moon was infamously uncontrollable in more ways than one. Apparently it was humanly impossible for him to simply play a consistent beat without adding fills and triplets throughout. His playing style was idiosyncratic and bombastic, but he had innate ability, so I guess if you’ve got it, flaunt it. And Keith, in the immortal […]

This year, we in Portland were cheated out of spring. The weather oscillated between winter and summer several times. Now, following the solstice, it’s settled into the normal pattern of unrelenting sunshine with occasional 100-degree heat. Luckily for me, the KPSU studio is in the sub-basement of the Student Union. The air conditioning is so […]

The music of Magma is evocative of an extraterrestrial collective intelligence’s algorithm for summoning the ghost of John Coltrane. J Church, a band named for a beloved light rail line, lamented the turnover of endless cycles of urban and cultural decay, appropriation, exploitation, and inevitable gentrified banality. The historical context was the post Dot Bomb 1.0 era, […]

Liberté égalité fraternité. The ideals of secular humanism never more succinctly expressed. Imagine, allowing science to inform public policy… how quaint. Thanks to the Internet, the France-centric view of art history is expanding, and that’s a good thing. Dr. Yo’s Magic Lantern is not for everyone. Discontinue use and consult your doctor or witch doctor […]

It’s a fresh new slice of peppy tunes this week including Meat Puppets, Big Thief, Wooden Shjips and MORE MORE MORE    


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