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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 58 (2-06)

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KUT's O’Dark 30 isn't done with the New Year's partying yet as it staggers through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on Austin's KUT 90.5 and also at 4pm on digital KUT2 we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 58 (2-06) includes Cassette Music Scene in San Francisco...The Witch of Pungo...Professor Mikey's New Year's Revolution...Pizza Cat...Does Marriage Approximate Real Life?...New Year's: A Reflection...The Inner Life of a Campaign Volunteer...Invisible Ink: Other People's Stories...The Dive

Cassette Music Scene in San Francisco

From Arndt Peltner | 04:06

San Francisco is a centre of Noise, Industrial and experimental music. And this scene of musicians and music enthusiasts goes back in time to release and share on cassette tapes.

Blinkylogo_small Dozenz of so called "Tape Labels" have sprung up in and around San Francisco, mostly featuring Noise, Industrial and experimental music. You can find the music as well on websites, but to own the physical release you need to have a tape recorder. Released in small numbers with artistic and one of a kind packaging, these tapes are representing a vibrant underground music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I spoke to Julia Mazawa of "Nice Ass" and Daniel Hintz of "Tenderloin Electronics". 

The Witch of Pungo

From WHRV | Part of the Halloween Haunts series | 02:02

The Witch of Pungo

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Halloweenhauntspodcast_small The Witch of Pungo- Find out how Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach got it's name, and how after three-hundred years Grace Sherwood finally became cleared of her accusations by Gov. Tim Kane.

Professor Mikey's New Year's Revolution

From Mike Flanagan | 59:58

The perfect New Year's mixtape, complete with rarities, standards, surprises, blatant nostalgia, sincere resolutions, unashamed hope, and serious parties! From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, New Year's music from all genres for all tastes.

Lombardonewyear_small Professor Mikey is off on another holiday musical expedition, this time to discover the heart of everybody's favorite midnight party.  What is a Lang Syne?  And how Auld is it?  What do Bing Crosby, Death Cab for Cutie, and Blind Lemon Jefferson have in common?  Do New Year's Resolutions really work?  Is the best New Year's duet of all time sung by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas?  And what's Carl Sagan doing in here?  These and other timely questions are answered in this full hour celebration of New Year's music.  Old blues classics like Smokey Hogg's "New Year's Eve Blues" from 1948, a New Year's Eve 1970 appearance by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, an absolute wacko resolution romp with Spike Jones and the City Slickers and much much more.  The genres melt into each other, the human condition gets a good going over, and we all resolve to be better next year!

Pizza Cat

From David Weinberg | Part of the Random Tape series | :33

I delivered a pizza one time...

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Does Marriage Approximate Real Life?

From The humble Farmer | :37

An observation on marital bliss

Humbleoats_small In fiction people are often unhappy because they cannot marry.

New Years: A Reflection

From Western Folklife Center Media | 57:03

A meditation on New Years as a time of reflection and healing.

Default-piece-image-2 Join in a New Year journey with host Hal Cannon to an ancient Gaelic ritual of bringing in the year with fiddler Alasdair Frazier. Then join Jean Redpath for the original ?Auld Lang Syne.? From the Isles back to the States we travel to delve into the Native American way of marking time with a heartfelt story from Lakota elder, Leonard Littlefinger telling how ritual can help us transform a brutal history into a new story of hope. We end with the hope of a healthy land from the Grand Canyon. Join us

The Inner Life of a Campaign Volunteer

From Emily Corwin | 04:44

LaDarrell Hagans is something of a full-time volunteer for Deval Patrick's reelection campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Although LaDarrell knows Patrick's platform like the back of his hand, it isn't just politics that inspires him. It's a sense of purpose and community.

Dscf0264_small LaDarrell Hagans is something of a full-time volunteer for Deval Patrick's reelection campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Although LaDarrell knows Patrick's platform like the back of his hand, it isn't just politics that inspires him. It's a sense of purpose and community.

The Dive

From Peter Crimmins | 07:53

Family mourns skydiving death of father through art.

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Default-piece-image-0 Dan Scary was an amateur skydiver in California who jumped out of airplanes thousands of times before his last fall. After he died of a heart attack in mid-flight, his daughter, filmmaker Kia Simon, and her musician husband created an electronica song with accompanying video. In it, they ponder the mystery of death, and the transcendence in making the Big Leap to the Other Side while free-falling thousands of feet through the air. The video was later featured on MTV.