A roadtrip-zonked Dr. Strangedub sat this one out and handed the reins of The Echo Chamber over to the Swissmeister this week.Yeah, this playlist looks short, but that’s ‘cuz it’s got some really lo-o-o-ong tunes in it, including the 13+min. stretcher “Ethiopia/The Lower Ground” from Bill Laswell’s “Book of Exit: Dub Chamber 4” as well as some epic Orb, and reggae discomix showcase business from both Joe Gibbs and Greensleeves. Add in a couple of choice Waveform goodies from International Observer and Warp Technique, plus some live on-air mixology layering rhythmic Kev Hopper over some quite ambient Ben Neill for a good 4+min. (leading into the aforementioned Warp Technique) and a couple of newly-hatched Froggies made their EC debut, including “The Eye of Cyclophibius” and the Eastern-flavored ska thing that wrapped up the show. And that, dubheads, is the lo-o-o-ong and short of it. The Doc’ll be back next week.
Tornado’s Tom Jennings and Elliot Gordon spun punk and funk from their collections; Gordon played from a reel-to-reel he records bands onto. Jennings spun UK and US punk and from his hometown Boston; Gordon spun all local. We also spun local band MYOTIS who they perform with tonight at Cause.
The Scoop Sisters – 4th Estate Sale – The Icebox Radio Theater in International Falls, MN brings us stories of the North country. It’s about a mother/daughter pair who buy the local newspaper and get to do small town investigative journalism.