Show Notes and links for all episodes
Episode 1 In this episode, I record Sferics at the Pittsburgh Point. Sferics are Very Low Frequency electromagnetic signals in the Earth atmosphere. Also in this episode, poetry by A.E. Housman and some cool stuff from the Internet.
Episode 2 I talk about the unintended poetry and psychogeographic presence of water towers in Pittsburgh. I also read out loud for the very first time, a poem I wrote several years ago, Johnny Cash in Peterborough.
Episode 3 A rough episode where I walk around Pittsburgh talking to myself about the election, civic virtue, a psychogeographcal reponse: and Walt Whitman.
Episode 4 We listen to the sound of crossing signals in Rotterdam and how sound is not what we expect; a new tattoo prompts discussion of the Bon Buddhist 'Chod' meditation practice; and finally, we consider the Dry Trump.
Episode 5 Start with an off-menu amuse bouche (the musical drone of a household Fridge).Then an extended reverie on remembered, forgotten and never heard musics. Ending with pictures of the pen I use at work.
Episode 6 A musical variety show for boxing day; I play some hurdy gurdy; listen to some field recordings of melting water; a (seasonal) reading of and music inspired by Philip Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb"; and some plans for next year on the podcast.
Episode 7 More details on The Dry Trump; George Michael, W.H. Auden; the Collapsing Vector; and two homegrown versions of Careless Whisper - one a phase shift remix and a second with Andrew playing “Careless Whisper on the Hurdy Gurdy.
Episode 8. John Cage, Mesostics and reading Finnegans Wake; also lyrics for some new songs I’m writing
Episode 9 Sounds from Delaware (leaf blowers and crossing signals); A poem by Emily Dickinson prompts thoughts about meditation practice and mindfulness; Rosalyn Tureck playing Bach
Episode 10 A wide ranging conversation with Andrew and Nick: the genesis of the Dry Trump; reading the Federalist Papers; Heidegger, Brian Eno and Prince. While drinking pu-erh tea.
Episode 11 An Alien at the end of time listens to Dolly Parton; Exegesis on 35 sentences (sentence 1); reads about Daphne Oram and the Radiophonic Workshop.
Episode 12 Wuthering Heights: a field recording at LaGuardia airport; reading Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes; listening to Kate Bush; writing some music.