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WMWM is finally improving their streaming services, which means I need to add timestamps for my show, so you get them too! When there’s no timestamp, it usually means it got played at the same time as the previous song.

 

Air date: November 16, 2016

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:36 Mizmor – VI (from Winter EP)
00:13:32 Reverend Gary Davis – Devil’s Dream (from The Guitar And Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis)
00:17:23 Adilia Castillo – Mi Lamento (from El Llano Venezolano En La Voz De Adilia Castillo)
00:20:30 The Devil’s Anvil – Isme (from Hard Rock From The Middle East)
00:26:23 Fred Karlin – Robot Repair (from Westworld Soundtrack)
00:30:41 Talk break
00:34:06 Etta Baker – One Dime Blues (from Instrumental Music Of The Southern Appalachians)
00:37:10 Spektr – Hermetism (from Cypher)
00:38:32 Spektr – Teratology (from Cypher)
00:47:40 Ashig Gumbat – Aran Gedamamasi (from Mountains Of Tongues: Musical Dialects Of The Caucasus)
00:51:34 Leadbelly – Leaving Blues (from Take This Hammer)
00:53:50 Leadbelly – Big Fat Woman (from Take This Hammer)
00:54:59 How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood? – In Aria (from How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?)
01:00:37 Talk break
01:04:01 Herman Kopp – The Loving Dead (from Nekronology)
01:06:31 Herman Kopp – Poison (from Nekronology)
Side A excerpt (from The Music of Primitive Man)
01:11:36 False – The Deluge (from untitled 2015 LP)
01:23:04 Robert Turman – First Quarter (from Beyond Painting)
Untitled Side B, Track 3 (from Conversations Regarding The Future Of Architecture)
01:31:36 Talk break
01:34:57 Master Musicians of Joujouka – Into The Ahl Srif Part 1 (from Into The Ahl Srif)
01:55:09 Smokey Montgomery – Sleep (from The Scintillating Banjo Of Smokey Montgomery)
01:58:29 Andrew & Jim Baxter – Bamalong Blues (from The East Coast States (1927-1940): Georgia – Carolinas – Virginia)
02:01:37 Talk break

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Not an eclectic episode this time. All metal.

I forgot to start recording the show until just after I started playing the first song, but the only thing you miss is me talking about how miserable and exhausted I was. The recording sounds much better this time. My vocals were still a little low so I did some post-processing to compensate.

 

Air date: November 9, 2016

Sunn O))) – Cry For The Weeper (from Black One)
Richmond Emergency excerpt (from Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!)
Atriarch – Shadows (from Forever The End)
Talk break
Bell Witch – Rows (Of Endless Waves) (from Longing)
Sutekh Hexen – The Hermetic (from Luciform)
Talk break
Panopticon – Chase The Grain (from Roads To The North)
The Body – The Night Knows No Dawn (from I Shall Die Here)
Mare – Throne Of The Thirteenth Witch (from Spheres Like Death/Throne Of The Thirteenth Witch)
Talk break
Khanate – Dead (from Things Viral)
Sea Of Bones – Beneath The Earth (from The Earth Wants Us Dead)
Talk break
Wold – Concordant Body (from Freermasonry)
Mamiffer – Flower Of The Field (from Statu Nascendi)

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I have a new radio show! AGB Radio on BFF.fm has been fun, but I never felt like it replaced the live radio hole in my heart. I used to run Salem State University’s radio station, WMWM, back when I went to school there. Now I work at SSU and am the radio station’s co-advisor, so I figured I’d weasel my way in and start doing a live show.

A Thick Mist will be different from AGB Radio, but still very AGB. Even though AGB occasionally dabbles in the extreme metal, country blues, ethnic folk, and non-music genres, AGB Radio too easily became a home for music that was new and weird. Which meant a large chunk of my musical interests are getting ignored and I miss them. Also, while a pre-recorded show made on a computer is technically capable of handling audio fuckery (like my Halloween Special), it’s incredibly time consuming. Doing it live limits what I can do but it’s much easier and more fun. So that’s what I’ll be doing with A Thick Mist, it’ll be much more eclectic and experimental.

If you’re in or around Salem, Massachusetts, you can listen to A Thick Mist on 91.7 FM. Otherwise you’ll have to stream it live online at wmwmsalem.com, or wait until I post it here afterward like I do with AGB Radio. It will air on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (EST).

The first episode is below. I could make a lot of disclaimers about this being basically the first live show I’ve done in like 8 or 9 years, but the only thing I really feel the need to explain is that I didn’t bring a 1/4″ adapter for my headphones, so I wasn’t able to hear myself during the breaks and it turns out I was way too fucking quiet. Sorry about that. You don’t really care about hearing my voice anyway, do you? And the audio in general is kind of a mess which is due to a lot of things that I think I’ll get figured out along the way. Basically, this episode kinda sounds like shit and I’m only making it available here for posterity’s sake, not because I think it’s worth listening to.

Also, I won’t be including the times in these playlists because that’s way too much work. It’s much easier to do when I’m building AGB Radio, so I’ll keep doing it for that, but I just don’t have the time to do it with A Thick Mist.

 

Air date: November 2, 2016

Nath Family – Untitled A1 (from Sounds Of The Indian Snake Charmer, Volume 2)
Big Brave – Look At How The World Has Made A Change (from Au De La)
The Kingbird Singers – Chippewa Grass Dance Song A1 (from Chippewa Grass Dance Songs)
Tommy Jarrell – When Sorrows Encompass Me ‘Round (from Back Home In The Blue Ridge)
Circle Of Eyes – Penumbra (Awoken) (from Circle Of Eyes)
Dila Goni – Vajtim (funeral lament) (from Folk Music Of Albania)
Kotsuru Shitaya With Columbia Samisen Orchestra – Harusame (from Japanese Melodies Vol. 1)
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Horse Blues (from The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson)
Aluk Todolo – I (from Occult Rock)
Jesse “G.I. Jazz” Hendricks & Matt Williams – Rattler (from Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons)
Mahapurush Misra – Roopak Tal (from Indian Drums)
Duane Pitre / Pilotram Ensemble – The Ensemble Chord In Eb With A Minor 7th And A Pump Organ Base (from Organized Pitches Occurring In Time)
Lee Harvey Oswald – Part One excerpt (from Lee Harvey Oswald Speaks!)
Molly Drake – Set Me Free (from Molly Drake)
Cleoma B. Falcon – It’s So Sad (from A Cajun Music Classic)