Monday, February 3, 2020

Radio BSOTS show #171 - BUCKWILD: The Faith-Based Practice of Podcasting




 
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This is a delayed transmission, recorded in December of 2019 with finishing touches and edits donethe following month.  It's rather odd how I keep returning to this knowing the inevitable delays that will prevent the next episode from surfacing online sooner than I would like.  The recording and editing of a show: those are the places I want to live all the time.  Things like show notes and updating RSS feeds, however...that's another story.  And then there's the "hey! look over here" aspect of it all, the marketing campaign that has to take place after you've created a thing, be it through social media blasts or other means.  It's a strange game of faith that content creators play.  In a day and an age where it seems like everyone wants to get in on podcasting, I find it rather presumptuous to think that someone would want to listen to mine (even though I know for a fact that some people have for years now).

Maybe I've been doing this for too long, but this is the thing that I turn to when the world (and particularly the work days) get to be too much.  I don't do this for monetization's sake.  I don't do this for sponsors.  I still do this for the reasons that I did it back in 2005: as a creative outlet and for my own sanity.  The need for a primal scream in my podcast feed every now and then was the whole reason why the "buckwild" episodes began in the first place. I was overdue for another one of these and considering that the world feels like it's on fire, perhaps these types of episodes ought to be released more frequently.

However you might have stumbled upon this, thank you for taking the time to listen.  It's 2020, y'all.  Here goes nothin'.

This episode's track list:

1.  Cheese - The Return (CC license)
2.  Jonny Sonic - Blue #3
3.  Flying Lotus - Yellow Belly (feat. Tierra Whack)
4.  Little Simz - Boss
5.  Tenesha The Wordsmith - Dangerous Women
6.  Tha Silent Partner - Covfefe's Groove (CC license)
7.  Rodney P - The Next Chapter
8.  Gawd Status - Messiah Hybrids
9.  DJ Shadow - C​.​O​.​N​.​F​.​O​.​R​.​M. feat. Gift Of Gab, Lateef The Truth Speaker, Infamous Taz
10. Brother Ali - Red Light Zone
11. Vula Viel - Fire
12. Mikal Amin - We Keep It Movin'

BSOTS BONUS TRACK: Samurai Guru - Everyone Go Through It

ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, Kahlee, Jonny Sonic, and Mr. Ivory Snow.  Background music includes the following:

Anti-Pop Consortium - The Hands Behind The Piano Of Time Is God
MUTE - Eeekin Days (CC license)
BADLUCK - Vanity (Instrumental) (CC license)

Other key info:  Opinions While Black

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Radio BSOTS show #170 - Tranquil Beats: Wednesdays In August, 2016



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After Episode #169 hit the Web in June of 2018, everything went quiet for the BSOTS podcast feed, but it's not like I planned it that way.  Consistency existed in the radio broadcast form of this show, with a new episode airing on Bondfire Radio every other Friday.  Meanwhile, the podcast feed has been no stranger to pregnant pauses between episodes over the past few years.  I used to refer to it as "podghosting" - just disappearing from the scene for months at a time only to pop up in someone's podcatcher of choice unannounced like everything was normal.  A lot has happened since I first started this show in August of 2005.  Even though I was releasing two episodes a month in the early days, I never wanted to record an episode just to record one.  It was important for me to know that I had something to say, that there was a purpose behind whatever episode that I was releasing next.  As the years progressed and the length of time between episodes grew from weeks to months, that belief of not speaking until I have something to say became more entrenched in my being.  I haven't changed my opinion where the podcast is concerned, but it's more than that.

I had a really good talk with my best friend while I was typing this and we discovered that we were experiencing the same creative crisis.  We had become isolated and separated from those that inspired us, those that helped spark our creative energy.  Between that isolation and the weekly routine of squandering energy at our respective day jobs (never getting back the same amount that we put in), it's no wonder why we found ourselves in a place of creative apathy.  And then there's the question of "who's going to actually care about this?"  I haven't said it out loud, but in a world of hundreds of thousands of podcasts, that thought has certainly kept me from releasing a new episode until now.

So this is me getting back to home base and back to basics.  This is me fighting off creative apathy and self-doubt.  This is me reminding myself that I am so much more than a customer service rep during the day.  This is me reminding myself not to neglect what I had before I had a radio show.  This is me remembering that the podcast was the place where I could get personal.  This is me slowly reintroducing myself to what it was that I loved about podcasting in the first place.  They say that you can't go home again, but I need to give this a shot, to reclaim the space that I had carved out for myself back when it was a lot harder to do so, back when I didn't have high-speed internet or a computer capable of having iTunes installed and I still made it work because I wanted to be a part of this THAT much.

I figured that I would ease myself back into the podosphere with a mix of chilled out instrumental music for chaotic times such as these.  Should you feel the need to take a breather, this one's for you.  Thank you for listening.

This episode's track list:

1.  Beautiful Eulogy - A Bridge Between
2.  Kratos Himself - Emerald City
3.  Oddisee - The Carter Barron
4.  Onra - Lying Besides You
5.  J57 - Bravery
6.  Damu The Fudgemunk - Colorful Storms (Official Mix)
7.  Jonny Faith - Slumber
8.  Willy Sunshine - Back
9.  Georgia Anne Muldrow - Pad Kontrol
10. Tall Black Guy - From Home, To Work, And Back...
11. Letherette - Blad
12. SpyMusic - The Start Of Something Big
13. Weedy of 40 Winks - For Us
14. Romare - Nina's Dream
15. Dr. Who Dat? - Braziliant Thought
16. Brian Auger - Fire In The Mind
17. Lovespirals - Breath Of Life
18. Late Era - Verde

ID drops courtesy of Kahlee, Mr. Ivory Snow, DarrenKeith, and EJ Flavors.
Background music includes the following:

Peter Bark - sega genesis
BADLUCK - Vanity (instrumental)

Other key info:

The Weeksville Project
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Radio BSOTS show #169 - two weeks off from humanity...



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"Every day breathing in the United States is an away game for the Black man."
-Rich Medina, DJ/Producer/Poet, Beat Society Podcast, Episode No. 8

The title of this episode first came to mind back in July of 2016, shortly after the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.  Since then, it was put on the back burner and I knew I wanted to use it eventually.  After hearing that Brother Sterling's killers weren't being charged and then the police shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, CA, as well as far too many incidences of 911 calls on my people for simply existing, it just made sense to put together a show during this moment in time...where Starbucks locations nationwide have to close for a day so that their employees can learn how to simply treat all people like human freaking beings.

I recorded the music mixes for the show back on April 4th, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The first part deals heavily with police brutality.  By extension, it also goes into what happens when Black people internalize the hatred that this nation has for us.  Sometimes that hatred is thrust upon each other in both subtle and overt ways.  The second part of the mix was inspired by the movie Black Panther, thinking about Africa, and wanting to make my own Wakandan soundtrack.

Keep in mind that I recorded the opening voice over about a month before the NFL ruling on protests protests while the National Anthem is being played.  Seems like the longer I waited to release this episode, the more relevant it became.  Seeing as how I prefer to not have to make episodes like these at all, I really wish that weren't the case.

Should there be someone in your life working through the confusion, rage, sadness, and (let's just call it what it is) PTSD that comes with being Black in America, please share this episode with them.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Courtney Pine - A Word To The Wise {Bandcamp}
2.  MUTE - Brothers (Version 4) {Free Music Archive}
3.  KRTS - Serve And Protect feat. Mad Flows {Bandcamp}
4.  Mos Emvy - Hands Held High {FREE DOWNLOAD}
5.  Noname - Casket Pretty {Bandcamp}
6.  jitwam. - youkilledmyson [feat. loretta smith] {Bandcamp}
7.  C-Doc - Drugs By Roman Candlelight {Free Music Archive}
8.  Propaganda - Darkie (feat. Micah Bournes & Jackie Hill Perry) {iTunes}
9.  Brother Ali - Dear Black Son {Bandcamp}
10. Jamila Woods - Blk Girl Soldier {Bandcamp}
11. ClassicBeatz - For Sandra {Bandcamp}
12. Dr. Who Dat? - Deep Blaque {Bandcamp}
13. Clap! Clap! - Kabwe Beats (Paranam Mix) {Bandcamp}
14. Rocket Juice & The Moon - Dam(n) {iTunes}
15. Claude Delcloo/Arthur Jones - Africanasia, Pt. 1 (Excerpt) {iTunes}
16. Orono - Live At Nyawara {Free Music Archive}
17. DJ Khalab - Zaire (Will LV Remix) {Bandcamp}
18. Dexter Story - Xamar {Bandcamp}
19. Kaidi Tatham - We All Breathe The Same Air {Bandcamp}
20. Rambler 1976 - Angela Davis {Free Music Archive}


ID drops courtesy of Kahlief Adams and Kahlee.  Background music includes "Vanity (instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Radio BSOTS show #168 - BUCKWILD: No Place For The Quiet


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For the first time in Radio BSOTS history, a new year begins in BUCKWILD fashion.  Honestly, I'm kinda surprised that this hasn't happened before.  And seeing as how my 2018 has already proven to be challenging, it seems just as well that this show would premiere now rather than closing out 2017.  Everything happens for a reason.

This show may take more personal turns this year. While that remains to be seen, I can remember just getting into podcasting back in 2005, holding the belief that the podcast should be the audio extension of the blog.  I thought it should straddle the fence between the professional and the personal.  Lately I've been feeling the need to tell stories through music, to find the narrative that weaves together all these songs that I've been coming across.  I also know that I need to speak from the heart more when I have something to say.  I pick my words carefully (not enough people do), but I ought to share them when it comes time to say something.

I don't know what this year will bring for Radio BSOTS.  And neither do you.  That makes us even.  Let's find out together.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Tricky - Same As It Ever Was {Bandcamp}
2.  Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists) - Grab Hold {Bandcamp}
3.  The Hot 8 Brass Band - Can’t Nobody Get Down (Kabuki Remix) {Bandcamp}
4.  Vandemons - Can you go the distance Ft. NFA Jones {Bandcamp}
5.  Sho Baraka - Kanye, 2009 feat. Jackie Hill-Perry and Jamie Portee {iTunes}
6.  Pugs Atomz - On The One feat. Dirty Dunnz {Bandcamp}
7.  Born Ina Barn - No Good {iTunes}
8.  LORD RAJA - Zoro {Bandcamp}
9.  beatbox bandit - Les Jus Be Real {Bandcamp}
10. beatbox bandit - You & I [Illusions] {Bandcamp}
11. A Tribe Called Red - The People's Champ ft. Hellnback {iTunes}
12. Jitwam - Alone {Bandcamp}
13. Washed Out - Get Lost (Radio Edit) {iTunes}
14. Jonny Sonic - GenNext {Bandcamp}
15. Propaganda - Crooked Way {iTunes}
16. Lecture On Nothing - I Will Rise (Traditional) {iTunes}
17. The Cornel West Theory - Whut U B is Whut U Get {Bandcamp}

ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, Thad Reid, Kahlee, and Jonny Sonic.  Theme music by Cy Tru and Jonny Sonic.  Background music includes the songs "Eeekin Days" by MUTE, "Kyoto" by Nest, "At That Cafe" by Gorje Hewek, and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Items mentioned within this episode:

Spawn On Me Podcast Episode #200
News Beat Podcast
Radio BSOTS show #165 - BUCKWILD: Recovery Mode

Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Friday, November 24, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #167 - Another Dive Into The Free Music Archive...



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It's been way too long since I've done a show like this, but the activity on the Internet surrounding net neutrality back in July (which has intensified as of late with all the talks of repeals by the FCC) inspired me to reexamine the world of Creative Commons-licensed tunes again.  Not only that, but the 3rd Annual Netlabel Day happened in July as well, releasing a ton of free and legal music for the people.  I started mixing tunes together from the Free Music Archive during Labor Day Weekend and it's still fun discovering songs through that resource because there's no telling what you might find there.

The show opens and closes with words from Michael Weinberg (formerly with Public Knowledge, now with Shapeways) speaking on net neutrality.  (His interview segments are part of a sample pack posted on the FMA for artists to remix and make their own work with.)  In between, you'll find selections crossing various genres, from hip-hop and house to gospel and experimental works.  All of the songs heard within this episode are available for free download to share and enjoy.  I hope that this episode can serve as a gateway for someone listening to do their own digging through the FMA for more CC-licensed gems.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Donnie Ozone - How to Make a Smoothie (Recipe) {FMA}
2.  C-Doc - TheEnsuranceTrap featuring Tab (PMRC Mix) {FMA}
3.  The Honorable Sleaze - Broad Street Boogie {FMA}
4.  Lushlife - Gymnopedie (Live at WFMU, April 13, 2012) {FMA}
5.  Nangdo - Just Begun {FMA}
6.  Anitek - Glenn {FMA}
7.  Jazzafari - Unit {FMA}
8.  The Funk Underground - Emcee Parties {FMA}
9.  TV Girl - If You Want It {FMA}
10. The Impossebulls - Pope {FMA}
11. PERSONA LA AVE - LOVE FAITH {FMA}
12. Fanas - Sunshine {FMA}
13. DJ Harrison - One Way Downtown {FMA}
14. Nine Inch Nails - 7 Ghosts I {FMA}
15. M-PeX & Makrox - Hezper {FMA}
16. Silver Apples - Lovefingers (Live at Monty Hall, 11/5/2016) {FMA}
17. Leggysalad - Eve Of The Festival {FMA}
18. Mike B. Fort - Morning Shopping {track not available}
19. The Polish Ambassador - Center For Kids Who Can't Dance Good {FMA}
20. Tha Silent Partner - 1nightstand (Kwik Nutt Edit) {FMA}
21. Ant The Symbol - 002 {FMA}
22. The Relatives - Evil World (Live At The Bell House, 2013) {FMA}
23. Night Owl Committee - Manual Retro {FMA}
24. Studio Noir - The Thirteenth Hour on Heliopolis {FMA}


ID drops courtesy of Thad Reid, EJ Flavors, Kahlee, and Jonny Sonic.  Theme music by Macedonia and Techniken Defunkus.  Background music is "Kyoto" by Nest and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.


Items mentioned within this episode:

FMA Listening Party Volume 22: blocSonic
Radio BSOTS show #124 - Hooray For The FMA!
Radio BSOTS show #125 - Hooray For The FMA! (vol. 2)


Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Monday, August 7, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #166 - Tranquil Beats: Tuesdays In August, 2016



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In August of last year, I served as the guest curator for the Tranquil Beats playlist series on Bondfire Radio.  This episode of Radio BSOTS features the cuts I chose to play on a Tuesday throughout that month.

There are far too many reasons to keep chill out tunes within your reach these days.  Hopefully, this mix is able to meet you where you're at and take you somewhere else, if need be.  Either that or keep your soul and spirit stabilized in that good place.  For anyone who missed the first mix of tunes played on Mondays in August, you can find that episode here.


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This episode's track list:

1.  Joakim - Peter Pan Over The Bronx {Bandcamp}
2.  Om Unit - Fumes {Bandcamp}
3.  Flying Lotus - Camel {iTunes}
4.  Samiyam - dartgun {Bandcamp}
5.  J Dilla - One Eleven {Bandcamp}
6.  Molo - Glisten {Bandcamp}
7.  Quasimoto - Low Class Conspiracy {Stones Throw}
8.  Maverick - When Speakers Spoke {Bandcamp}
9.  James Pants - Light My Fire {Stones Throw}
10. Rory More - Lazlo Gets Close {iTunes}
11. Dotmatic - The Night On Fire {Bandcamp}
12. Alain Goraguer - Ten Et Tiwa {iTunes}
13. Kruder & Dorfmeister - High Noon {iTunes}
14. will.i.am - Lost Change {iTunes}
15. Lost Midas - Broken Peace Is {Bandcamp}
16. Comfort Fit - The Holy Moment {Bandcamp}
17. Danny Scrilla - Rigel 7 (VIP) {Bandcamp}
18. Scarper - Lacuna (Radio Edit) {Bandcamp}
19. Dana Boulé - 164 Steps To Awesome {Free Music Archive}

ID drop courtesy of TGrundy.  Background music is BADLUCK - Vanity (instrumental).

Items mentioned within this episode:

Radio BSOTS show #165

Other key info:

Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Radio BSOTS show #165 - BUCKWILD: Recovery Mode


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This show was recorded in stages between the months of March and April 2017.  I think the last time BSOTS got "buckwild" was in December of 2015, so this podcast has been long overdue for another primal scream.  A lot has happened since then, both in my life and the world at large.  There's plenty of music contained within this episode that speaks at length on the problems of the world today.  At the same time, there's music for the body to provide some balance.  As I always say with every "buckwild" episode, music for the party people, music for those that stay politickin', and music for the rest of us who find ourselves somewhere in between.  Hope you enjoy it.



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This episode's track list:

1.  Sega Bodega - Land Of Ooo {Bandcamp}
2.  The Dread - Staring At The Sun {Free Music Archive}
3.  Submerse - trip {Bandcamp}
4.  DJ Rashad, MoonDoctoR & FreshtillDef - Wah Wah
5.  Hotheads - Boss Level {Bandcamp}
6.  Mako & The Hawk feat. Chima Anya - The Devil Made Me Do It {Bandcamp}
7.  True Ingredients - Selfie Skank (Radio Edit) {Bandcamp}
8.  Open Mike Eagle & Paul White - I Went Outside Today (feat. Aesop Rock) {Bandcamp}
9.  Serengeti & Polyphonic - My Patriotism (Why? Remix) {iTunes}
10. Prince Ali - The Majors feat. Casual, Planet Asia & Keith Murray {iTunes}
11. Run The Jewels - 2100 (feat. BOOTS) {iTunes}
12. Oddisee - Like Really {Bandcamp}
13. Lecture On Nothing - Forward To Victory {iTunes}
14. Mister Wise - The Asylum {iTunes}
15. Jonny Sonic - Republican't {artist website}
16. J-Live - Eleven Nine {Bandcamp}
17. Kazi - Demons (feat. Bobby Earth & Nicholas Ryan Gant) {iTunes}

BSOTS BONUS TRACKS:

18. Negativland - The Greatest Taste Around {iTunes}
19. Pechiney Par[k] Heavy Industries - No Phunk Last Night


ID drops courtesy of Anji Bee, Jonny Sonic and Kahlee.  Background music featured is "Kyoto" by Nest and "Vanity (Instrumental)" by BADLUCK.

Items mentioned within this episode:

Radio BSOTS show #52
The End Of Absence by Michael Harris
Six Pixels Of Separation #430 with Michael Harris

Other key info:

The Music Podcast Consortium's Facebook Fan Page
Macedonia on Mixcloud
Macedonia's Tumblr Page
Radio BSOTS on Bondfire Radio
BSOTS on Bondfire archives and subscription feed