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Improvising audio collage live, in the studio, and in radiospace since 1987 almost every Saturday from 4 - 6 PM (Newfoundland Time Zone -- 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific) at Listeners are invited to participate in person or through ZOOM. L to R: Gogo Godot, Really Happening, Porter Hall; Kenneth Friendliness, Rock Hill, Christ, Herr Schurdt, Rameau, Woodpity Pitywood, et al.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Satan Temporarily Welcomes Mannlicher Carcano to His Bosom

Our most recent art gallery gig has turned into a residency of sorts, it seems! After our performance on the evening of August 20th at Human Resources, artist Gustavo Hererra was so taken by the manner in which Mannlicher's debris -- multiple turntables, a bin of weird old records, a battered trumpet and toy piano, a dismantled portable 8-Track player and tape selection, a two-stringed child's electric guitar and amp, etc -- blended in with his installation The Birth of Satan, he invited us to leave our equipment in place, and perform the radio show from that locale for the duration of the exhibit's run!

Although the logistics have proven tricky -- the gallery has no land line for a telephone link, and with Porter's recent relocation to St. John's NFLD the tension is becoming less and less palpable -- the LA performances have been righteous and scintillating. The actual gig on the 20th added a dozen or so new collaborators to our constantly expanding roster, bringing the total to 665 - and wherever 665 are gathered in His name.... Our most recently recruited regular was christened "Kenneth Friendliness" and rocked the electric Pepperoncini jar, which he has done for each subsequent radio show as well.

This most recent Saturday Christ's Cumming II also brought in a modified 3-gallon plastic diddly-bow, Herr Schurdt graced us with the presence of his SKYPE-capable laptop (though unfortunately Porter couldn't get into the new radio station) and Buddy Holy, Barney Panicker, and The Jock all arrived five minutes after the show ended. I'll try and upload images of all this, but I left my camera, along with my glasses, both audio recorders (the one I dropped in the toilet at the Museum of Jurassic Technology last year was miraculously resurrected last week! So there's like a QUAD version of the most recent performance - a humdinger - in their collective memory) a fancy USB mic, and a bunch of other valuable electronics in a canvas sack in the basement of a nearby gallery. I'm going to retrieve it today - hope everything's still there! In the meantime, please enjoy these recently rediscovered images from our last North American Tour.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Live at Human Resources

In conjunction with Gustavo Herrera's Birth of Satan exhibition, Human Resources presents a performance of Ghost Assisted Drawings as performed by Christian Cummings and Michael Decker, and Mannlicher Carcano's record release for This Is Really Happening Volume 1 on Pleonasm Music. The evening starts at 9pm, and admission is Free! It is rumored that Gustavo Herrera will be elating us with some of his prosaic fineries...

Human Resources
510 Bernard St (in Chinatown)
Los Angeles, CA 90012