December 2008 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

The staff sprung a surprise, end-of-the-year three-day supplementary pledge drive on us, and of course wanted to include the show that excels at it. Lotsa great tunes were crammed in there, and combined with our inspired chatter made for your Best Entertainment Value of the week.

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We are having continuing problems with our new MP3 archives. The sound quality has improved immensely this past week. Unfortunately RRR was one of a number of shows that failed to get captured and processed. Hang with us please, as we sort this problem out. It’ll be worth it — promise!

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Radio Rumpus Room was honored to have as guests this week two local gents who play a prominent role in Trashmen lore: Mike Jann and Larry LaPole. Mike is a lifelong friend of the band, the defacto archivist and the person responsible for all the live two-track tapes of the band that have found their way onto multiple Sundazed Records releases. Larry LaPole wrote many of the Trashmen’s greatest tunes (King Of The Surf, A-Bone, My Woodie, Sleeper, et al) and was a local country artist in his own right. It was a blast to have them on the show, sharing their anecdotes!

Note: KFAI is still having trouble on a handful of shows with the new, vastly improved MP3 archives. RRR is one of those shows where it is totally screwed up. Folks are working on it and we are hopeful that we will have something to show you in the very near future. Thanks for your patience!

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Thanks to Topkat for filling in for Ron and Jean this week. He did a great job rockin’ the place out. A playlist will be posted as it becomes available.

Note: No progress yet on the 128 kbps MP3 archive front. We’re still one of handful of shows that are not being serviced. Fingers crossed, and check back next week! Till then, the time-proven 44 kbps RealAudio archives are working just fine.

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