Subculture stretches Across The Board tonight in sparkling, star-spangled finery. Sitting in for DJ SLT, Pinky Hurricane and Pop Culture celebrate this Fourth of July with liberating music and freedom-filled rant.
blarg. there’s a headache that just won’t leave me, nearly blind in one eye, and I do no better wandering in the audio-ether.
it’s another show, another night, and I’m glad I was here to do it. NOW it’s just finding out how things Fly, why, how clouds form, how volcanoes form and work and explode, make a techtonic plate, and 80 more tiles….
This week’s show was supposed to be a gab-fest with some dear out-of-town radio friends that were here in Minneapolis for the Conclave. What actually happened wasn’t even remotely close, though, due to a power failure that kept an entire city block dark right through my time slot. Somehow, a power pole got knocked down right outside the KFAI building, a few hours before I was supposed to go on. The KFAI backup power supply lasted a few hours, but finally died around 8:05pm. Ron and Jean, of KFAI’s Radio Rumpus Room, sat with flashlights throughout their time slot, and I sat with a camping lantern through my own slot. Fortunately for me, Chuck (of Cosmic Slop’s Chuck and Joel) was there with me, and we had a chance to catch up, albeit off the air. The power came back on around 11:45pm, just fifteen minutes before my slot was supposed to end. Our chief engineer got most of the equipment up and running by the time I went home around 1:15am, well into Mick Novak’s slot.
I’ll be back with a proper show next week, providing that the power company allows us to oscillate some electrons at 60 Hz…