One Radio Show (To Rule Them All)

March 17, 2017


I’m not doing AGB Radio anymore. Instead, I’ll just be doing A Thick Mist. For those not keeping track, the arbitrary and self-enforced distinctions between the two radio shows is that AGB Radio was pre-recorded with 99% new music, 99% drone/noise/experimental/etc, and 100% digital, while A Thick Mist is recorded live with 80% not new music, 80% black metal/country blues/doom/world folk/non-music/etc, and 100% vinyl. It wasn’t always like this. AGB Radio started out being much more eclectic genre-wise and I played a decent amount of not new music.

But AGB Radio is a huge time suck for me (that Auris Apothecary episode took 5+ hours start to finish) and has become a burden. Whenever something about AGB becomes a burden, I try to change things up because I only do this because I enjoy it so it doesn’t make sense to do it if I don’t enjoy it. I’ve been having way more fun with A Thick Mist, doing a live show is more exciting, I get to use a lot of my records that I don’t normally listen to, and I get to experiment with mixing stuff together (like throwing weird spoken word stuff on top of Indian ragas). Granted, I have to wake up at 5:30 am every Wednesday morning, but at least I’m not killing any and all Sunday night plans for the rest of eternity due to AGB Radio.

So I’m cutting back to one radio show per week instead of two (which was kind of ridiculous to begin with). A Thick Mist will still air live online (91.7 FM WMWM Salem) on Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 9:00 am ET and I’ll post it here afterward just like I’ve been doing. And for the Monday morning crowd, I’ll be airing the previous week’s A Thick Mist every Monday during my usual AGB Radio time slot on (11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET). You can subscribe to A Thick Mist’s RSS feed here and it’s in the iTunes podcast store thing too (let me know if there are other places you’d like to see it available). The entire AGB Radio archive will be kept here, just like it always has. A Thick Mist will continue to be vinyl only for the foreseeable future but I’ll be incorporating a bit more new and droney/noisy shit, essentially trying to get back to AGB Radio’s origins while still keeping things interesting for me. And I’m hoping that with less time being spent doing AGB Radio, I’ll be able to do a little more on AGB that’s not radio-related (Q&As, giveaways, the occasional review). We’ll see.

The last AGB Radio will be this upcoming one airing on Monday, March 20, 2017.

As always, thanks for reading/listening/making.

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4 comments on “One Radio Show (To Rule Them All)

  1. Anders Mar 17, 2017

    That’s a huge bummer, I’ve been introduced to a ton of new cool stuff through ABG radio. If you could incorporate ABG Into a thick mist it would be the perfect show.
    Anyway, you are awesome and much love from sweden

  2. I am VERY sorry to hear of the demise of AGB Radio. Not so much because I listened to it faithfully (because I didn’t), but because of what it represented.
    Some people think it’s easy to sit behind a mike a “just talk”; it’s not. It takes a special person, not voice, to put in the tedious effort of editing, cutting out any breathing, keep the pace consistent… there are dozens of dozens of variables and adjustment (vocal, mechanical, and electronic) that must be perfect for the show to come out sounding conversational.
    Sorry to see AGB go, but I understand why.

  3. Korey Mar 19, 2017

    I’ll echo Anders: AGB has been a consistently excellent show, and a great way to listen to new drone/noise that I wouldn’t be exposed to otherwise. Really sorry to see it go. But also excited to see A Thick Mist (which I equally enjoy) absorb some of the AGB mojo. Thanks for your passion and your willingness to share!

  4. Really sad to see AGB go, you turned me on to some incredible music every week.
    I’ll be checking out the new show with interest.
    All the best from Ireland.