Lotus Noggin’ Glistening

A flier for the Oh Messy Life radio program consisting of handwritten text on top of a photograph of a camera obscura painted in psychedelic colors.

Oh Messy Life – September 28, 2023 Show Notes

Track 1: John Luther Adams – Morningfieldsong

Bandcamp published a guide to John Luther Adams‘ music and this track caught my ear.

Track 2: John Metcalfe – Canopy

Found this one via Bandcamp promo email.

Track 3: Kojun – Dancing In The Lotus Garden

I think some folks over on Mastodon were talking about this one. It’s from the early 90s but it gives me serious 80s movie soundtrack vibes.

Track 4: abracadabra – in a photo

Found this one via the KALX charts. I’m amazed at how perfectly they capture some early post punk sounds, this one reminding me a lot of Lizzy Mercier Descloux.

Track 5: USCPSC – Protect Ya Noggin’

I saw folks on Mastodon saying that the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission had produced some public service songs that were actually kind of fun. And like I said on the show, please do wear a helmet while riding a bike, two of my friends were recently hit by cars while biking.

Track 6: Brontez Purnell – Girl From Ghost Town

Locak punk legend Brontez took things in a more electronic direction on the recent album, No Jack Swing. This came out a few months ago, but I was waiting to find a good spot to fit it into the show.

Track 7 – Crayola Eyes – Spectrum (For Sonic Boom)

Fun stuff from Jakarta, Indonesia that I found via the KZSU A-File!

Track 8: Lewsberg – The Corner

Think I mighta heard this band on WFMU?

Track 9: Me Lost Me – Eye Witness

Found this one via WFMU’s frequently played records page.

Track 10: Laddio Bolocko – As If By Remote

I was trying to find a track that fit with Dank Goblins, and so I dipped back into the 1990s for this one.

Track 11: Dank Goblins – Chestnut Nights

Another track from their album, Fruity Cigars. I’m guessing the track title might be a reference to a legendary Redwood City punk house on Chestnut Street.

Track 12: Neon Kittens – People In Glass Houses

Another BandCamp promo email find.

Track 13: The Legless Crabs – Earth Death for Satan

I found this one a few weeks ago and the chorus just stuck in my head.

Track 14: The Invisible Hands – Kids on Bikes

Going back for another track from this recent project featuring John Bishop of the Sun City Girls.

Track 15: Merlin Coleman – Mouse Bird Sausage

From an album or reworked fairy tails, The Goat Girls Missive.

Track 16: Ali Landaeta – Flor Rebelde

Another amazing old recording released by Canary Records, this time a maestro of the four sting Cuarto guitar.

Track 17: Will Bernard and Beth Custer – Glistening Spirit

From the album, Sky.

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