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The Curated Catastrophe – Songs Of Stupidity and Revolution

June 28, 5pm


Malderor is on his own this week, so this episode trends back toward new-and-independent releases, although we’re still keeping things thematic and topical. As such, expect a lot of songs about Stupidity, Dissent, and Revolution. There’s some rock and roll in there too, from Las Cobras, The Vacant Lots, The Music, Funkadelic, and Congo Natty. And maybe a tiny bit of cultural commentary. Podcast link at the bottom.

2:03pm: US Hits All Time High In Coronavirus Cases by News Report

2:03pm: Florida’s Anti-Maskers by News Report

2:04pm: Fucking Stupid People by George Carlin

2:04pm: Take The Long Road And Walk It by The Music

2:08pm: Exit by The Vacant Lots

2:11pm: Never Go Full Retard by Tropic Thunder

2:12pm: The Time Has Come (Live) by Las Cobras

2:18pm: Be The Revolution by Love and Rockets

2:22pm: On Robert Downey Jr’s Blackface by Jamie Foxx

2:23pm: 2020 WTF! by Jim Bob

2:24pm: Strange Days by Beans On Toast

2:28pm: On Science by Carl Sagan

2:29pm: Shit’s Fucked by Eddie Spaghetti

2:33pm: Which Side Are You On? (Remix) by Rebel Diaz feat. Dead Prez and Rakaa Iriscience

2:38pm: Dig It by The Coup

2:42pm: Break The Grip Of Shame by Paris

2:46pm: On Freddie Gray

2:48pm: Freddie Gray Blues by Kevin Devine

2:50pm: Florida’s Anti-Maskers On God by News Report

2:51pm: Stealing In The Name Of The Lord by Paul Kelly

2:54pm: American Stupid People by Dylan Moran

2:55pm: You Weren’t There by New Model Army

2:59pm: Who Wants To Change Places? by Chris Rock

3:00pm: Socialism Is Love by Max Romeo

3:03pm: Revolution by The Cult

3:08pm: EU Considering Ban On US Travelers by News Report

3:09pm: Getaway by The Music

3:17pm: Super Stupid by Funkadelic

3:21pm: Fuck You, Stupid Bitch by Deep Dark Robot

3:26pm: Why Some Cops Become Cops by Kyle Kinane

3:27pm: Plan C by James Davis

3:27pm: Revolution Under Foot by The Reverend Horton Heat

3:32pm: Viva La Revolution by The Adicts

3:35pm: Revolution by Congo Natty

3:41pm: Shut Up And Listen! by Cheap Synths from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:43pm: We The People by A Tribe Called Quest

3:46pm: Oakland Streets by Askari X

3:50pm: Why Silence Isn’t The Answer (Excerpt) by James A White

3:51pm: Please Stand Up by British Sea Power

3:54pm: Black Lives Matter by Dax

3:58pm: Antifa Dub by Cop On Fire

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Talk Minus Action = Zero

June 28, 5pm

Malderor and Shey produce another episode of radio about the current moment in history, and attempted a more ‘uplifting’ note this week. They play a bunch of tracks off a Rough Trade compilation that’s available on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want, with all proceeds benefitting Black Lives Matter charities. Check the compilation out here: https://roughtradepublishing.bandcamp.com/album/talk-action-zero-a-compilation-benefitting-black-lives-matter

And check out the podcast below.

2:02pm: Broken Hands Play Guitars by Rebel Diaz

2:05pm: Yes We Can (Live, 1974, Edit) by The Pointer Sisters

2:09pm: I and I Survive by Bad Brains

2:15pm: Don’t Go Hiding Your Light by Linda Kemp from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:17pm: Rise Up by The Freedom Affair from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:19pm: Fuck This Fucking President by Courtney Jaye

2:20pm: How Do You Sleep? by Pink Mountaintops from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:22pm: WTF? by Lyrics Born

2:27pm: Typical Girls by The Slits

2:32pm: Excerpt from News and Notes by NPR, October 10, 2008

2:36pm: Ladies First by Queen Latifah feat. Monie Love

2:38pm: Excerpt from BBC Interview, July 5th, 2019 by Lil Nas X

2:39pm: Rodeo by Lil Nas X (featuring Nas)

2:41pm: Balencies by Chika

2:44pm: Don’t Shoot by Shea Diamond

2:48pm: Take A Few More Steps by Randolph Brown & Co. from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:52pm: Bound To The Sound by The Love Dimension

2:53pm: It’s A Trap by Dynamic Corvettes from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

2:57pm: Papa Don’t Take No Mess by James Brown

3:01pm: Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Live In Chicago,1972) by The Temptations

3:05pm: But It’s All Right by JJ Jackson

3:09pm: I’ll Be Around by The Spinners

3:13pm: Black Steel by Tricky

3:18pm: On Police Brutality by Seaton Smith from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:19pm: New Rules by Jay Watts from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:23pm: A Light In The Distance by Dot Dash from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:25pm: White Men Get Away With Murder by Prism Tats from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:28pm: No Lives Matter by Body Count

3:33pm: Imma Be Me (Excerpt) by Wanda Sykes

3:35pm: No Touching by Oober Geek featuring Futuristic and Krizz Kaliko

3:39pm: People by Laura Mvula featuring Wretch 32

3:43pm: This Is America by Childish Gambino

3:47pm: Gangster/The Chain (Live) by India Carney

3:52pm: I Pray That Things Will Change by Julius Wright from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:54pm: Just A Little Bit by Tim Carman & The Street 45s from Talk – Action = Zero: A Compilation Benefitting Black Lives Matter

3:57pm: Glory by John Legend and Common

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – Anarchy, Oppression, and Smidgens of Humor

June 14, 5pm

We’re back on the air on Radio Valencia with another episode of The Curated Catastrophe. This episode remains fairly topical, exploring themes of anarchy and brutality, leavened (I hope) with a little comedy. There will once again be hip-hop, soul, and reggae, but we might sneak a little folk-punk back into the playlist this week as well.

2:07pm: News Report on Seattle Autonomous Zone

2:08pm: Autonomous Zone by Killing Joke

2:10pm: Guerrillas In The Mist by Consolidated

2:14pm: We Could Get Rid Of The Police (Excerpt 1) by Lee Camp

2:16pm: The World Is On Fire by Max Romeo and Roots Heritage

2:18pm: We Could Get Rid Of The Police (Excerpt 2) by Lee Camp

2:24pm: The Master and the Slave by Nas

2:29pm: How Can We Win? by Kimberly Jones, by David Jones Media

2:34pm: Grinding All my Life by Nipsey Hussle

2:39pm: Blue Lights by Jorga Smith

2:42pm: On Police Brutality by George Carlin

2:45pm: Bulls On Parade by Rage Against The Machine

2:48pm: Message From A Black Man by The Temptations

2:52pm: On Police Brutality by Richard Pryor (1974)

2:54pm: On Police Brutality, Pt. 1 by Dave Chappelle (2003)

2:55pm: The Death Of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan

2:59pm: Civil Rights Update by Michael Che

3:00pm: I Can’t Breathe by Queen Ifrica

3:04pm: Battle Of The Beanfield by The Levellers

3:08pm: Personal Instagram Post by Patrice Washington

3:11pm: Fix You by India Carney

3:17pm: How Long? by Fantastic Negrito

3:20pm: Let’s All Get Down by Mac Dre

3:25pm: On Police Brutality by Richard Pryor (1979)

3:26pm: Law and Order by Stiff Little Fingers

3:29pm: On Police Brutality by Chris Rock

3:32pm: Black Man In A White World by Michael Kiwanuka

3:35pm: Respiration by Black Starr (featuring Common)

3:40pm: Breathe by Nas

3:46pm: Breathe by Fabolous

3:49pm: Breathe by Years and Years

3:54pm: Tear Shit Up by Paris

3:58pm: On Police Brutality, Pt. 2 by Dave Chappelle

3:59pm: Sonata in E Minor (2nd Movement) performed by Michelle Cann, written by Florence Price

The Curated Catastrophe – Hard Times

June 7, 4pm

2:00pm: Sounds From San Francisco Protests – Field Recordings by Shabbir Safdar

2:02pm: Give More Power To The People by The Chi-Lites

2:06pm: America’s Moment of Reckoning (Excerpt 1) by Cornel West

2:07pm: Ave Bushani/The Devil Made Me Do It by Paris

2:10pm: Sounds From San Francisco Protests by Field Recordings by Shabbir Safdar

2:11pm: Hands Up I Can’t Breathe by Steel Pulse

2:15pm: Hard Times by Baby Huey

2:18pm: Why am I Treated So Bad by Mavis Staples

2:27pm: Streets are Bloody by Queen Ifrica

2:31pm: Receiving the BET Humanitarian Award by Jesse Williams

2:35pm: That’s All Right by Laura Mvala

2:39pm: No Lives Matter by Ice T

2:40pm: Freedom by Paris

2:43pm: You Haven’t Done Nothin’ by Stevie Wonder

2:47pm: Downpressor Man by Peter Tosh

2:50pm: Stand Up And Be Counted by The Flames

2:52pm: Hell Yeah by Dead Prez

2:56pm: Wild In The Streets by Garland Jeffreys

3:00pm: Bad News Is Coming by Luther Allison

3:06pm: Excerpt from “Good for You” EP #31 by Donnell Rawlings

3:08pm: Pulling the Pin by Run the Jewels with Mavis Staples and Josh Homme

3:12pm: Speech in Atlanta, May 29, 2020 by Killer Mike

3:16pm: Overcome by Laura Mvala

3:19pm: Interview by Ice T

3:20pm: This Is My Country by The Impressions

3:23pm: We Had To Tear This Motherfucker Up by Ice Cube

3:26pm: Long Walk to DC by The Staples Singers

3:30pm: Black Lives Matter by Michael Che

3:32pm: Love and Hate by Michael Kiwanuka

3:38pm: The Great Dictator, 1940 by Charlie Chaplin

3:41pm: Make Me Lovely (Live with Metroplie Orkest May 2020) by Laura Mvala

3:45pm: Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) by Carlos Santana with John Lee Hooker

3:51pm: America’s Moment of Reckoning (Excerpt 2) by Cornel West

3:53pm: I Can’t Breathe by Corey Harris

3:55pm: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone

The Curated Catastrophe – Reflections On The Present Moment

May 31, 4pm

We’d had an entirely different radio show planned for today, but when it came time to start assembling the program, the world had tilted further off its axis, and we were no longer in the mood for light entertainment. Today’s show features a lot of protest music, soul, and hip-hop, and a lot of varying viewpoints. Some of it is angry, some of it is hopeful. It was cathartic to put it together. I hope you’ll give it a listen. Podcast link at the bottom.

2:08pm: Lethal Warning Shot by Paris

2:09pm: For What It’s Worth by Diesel Park West

2:09pm: My Favorite Mutiny by The Coup

2:14pm: Little Man With A Gun In His Hand by The Minutemen

2:16pm: Interview by Killer Mike

2:17pm: We Want Freedom by Dead Prez

2:25pm: Interview by Jane Elliott

2:26pm: Brown Skin Lady by Mos Def and Taleb Qwali as Blackstarr

2:34pm: Drama by Erykah Badu

2:35pm: Adan y Eva by Paoulo Londra

2:42pm: Thoughts On Looting by Trevor Noah

2:44pm: Burnin’ and Lootin’ by Bob Marley and the Wailers

2:49pm: Uncle Sam Goddamn by Brother Ali

2:52pm: Excerpt by A Conversation About Growing Up Black

2:54pm: Freedom by Jurassic 5

2:57pm: Think Freedom by Paris and Dead Prez feat. Aretha Franklin

3:04pm: Retrospect for Life by Common featuring Lauryn Hill

3:08pm: Colors (Live) by Black Pumas

3:13pm: Interview by Jane Elliott

3:15pm: Brown Skin by India Arie

3:19pm: Patience by Nas and Damian Marley

3:27pm: Heart Cry by Lauren Denise Byrd

3:31pm: Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass

3:38pm: Part Two from A Conversation About Growing Up Black

3:39pm: Stand Up by Harriet OST

3:44pm: Talkin’ Bout A Revolution (Live at the Ritz) by Living Colour

3:51pm: A Change Is Gonna Come by Brian Owens and Thomas Owens

3:55pm: Taste of Cindy by The Jesus and Mary Chain

3:57pm: The Parting Glass by The Face Vocal Band

4:01pm: return to normal schedule.

The Curated Catastrophe – A “Normal” Episode

April 28, 12pm

This week was a more “normal” episode of The Curated Catastrophe, as neither Malderor nor Shey had much time to prepare. So there’s a mix of brand new releases, old psych 45s, and some straight-up pop music. And a whole lot of the new Fiona Apple album.

2:05pm: Radio Clash by The Clash

2:13pm: Earth Odyssey by Asaf Avidan

2:14pm: Why Are Sundays So Depressing by The Strokes

2:17pm: 2020 WTF? by JimBob

2:19pm: We Are A Rock N Roll Band by Mrs Henry

2:21pm: Go Away by The Morning Dew

2:24pm: Snakedriver by The Jesus and Mary Chain

2:33pm: Glass by Charlie Cunningham

2:36pm: Not Miserable by Frightened Rabbit

2:39pm: Welcome Back Delta by Leon Gill

2:51pm: Fetch the Boltcutters by Fiona Apple

2:54pm: Heavy Balloon by Fiona Apple

2:58pm: Relay by Fiona Apple

3:08pm: Scoff by Nirvana from Bleach

3:11pm: Bleach Boys by Dead Milkmen

3:17pm: Red Sky At Night by The Accent

3:23pm: Something to Believe In by Young the Giant

3:28pm: Blinding Lights by The Weeknd

3:32pm: Running Up that Hil by Kate Bush

3:43pm: This Is War by Skinny Lister

3:45pm: Man Without A Soul by Lucinda Williams

3:53pm: America (Live) by Prince and the Revolution

The Curated Catastrophe – Cover Songs, and Songs You (Maybe) Didn’t Know Were Covers

April 19, 5pm

We tried to lighten the mood a bit here on THE Catastrophe, by doing a mostly-covers show today. But life had other plans. Still, check it out, for a set that dips in unexpected ways, featuring a lot of soul, some pop, and even some oldies, including some songs you may not have known were covers. Also features Miley Cyrus for some reason known only to Shey. Podcast link is below!

2:04pm: What A Man by Linda Lyndell

2:06pm: Superstition by Jeff Beck

2:09pm: Piece Of My Heart by Erma Franklin

2:15pm: Teardrop by Aurora

2:20pm: Black Hole Sun by Jennah Bell

2:28pm: Jolene by Miley Cyrus

2:36pm: Brand New Cadillac by Vince Taylor and His Playboys

2:37pm: There’s Always Something There To Remind Me by Lou Johnson

2:39pm: I Love Rock and Roll by The Arrows

2:43pm: Hanging On The Telephone by The Nerves

2:49pm: Changes by Charles Bradley

2:56pm: Hurt by Johnny Cash

3:01pm: Doin’ Time by Lana Del Rey

3:06pm: Masters Of War by New Model Army

3:13pm: All My Love by Sonny West

3:16pm: Don’t Cha by Tori Alamaze

3:19pm: Ring Of Fire by Anita Carter

3:21pm: Torn by Ednaswap

3:25pm: Money Changes Everything by The Brains

3:30pm: Waymore’s Blues by Whitey Morgan

3:38pm: Who Is He and What Is He To You? by Meshell Ndegeocello

3:43pm: I Can’t Write Left Handed by John Legend and The Roots

3:53pm: Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City by Black Pumas

Malderor – The “Sad Songs” Episode

April 12, 5pm

Today’s show was always going to be a bit odd. Shey and Malderor are still doing the remote ‘exquisite corpse’ thing, passing off files over the week to react to. Shey picked a theme about embracing one’s sadness about the state of the world, and overcoming it. So there are some sad, sad songs in the mix this week, but also some happier songs to help you recover. Features new music from Beans on Toast, Bobby Conn, and Black Grape, and also dips into the Blues at points. Malderor plays some of the saddest songs he knows, and Shey plays Lorde. Give it a listen! It’ll cheer you up…eventually.

2:07pm: Resume by Dorothy Parker

2:07pm: Sad Song by Arthur Lee

2:07pm: You Can Save Up To 50% But You’re Still A Long Ways From Home by Arthur Lee

2:08pm: Drinking In The Day by Elise LeGrow

2:09pm: Getting Better by Ron Funches

2:10pm: Touch the Sky by Black Pumas

2:18pm: Strange Days by Beans On Toast

2:22pm: Disaster by Bobby Conn

2:25pm: I Shall Be Released by Nina Simone

2:35pm: Darkness by Leonard Cohen

2:40pm: Land of Confusion by Genesis

2:44pm: I’m Getting Better (And I’m Feeling It Right Now) by The Record Company

2:50pm: If It Be Your Will (Live) by Antony Hegarty

2:54pm: Sorrow by Bad Religion

2:58pm: The Harm Principle by John Stuart Mill

3:00pm: Everything You Know Is Wrong by Black Grape

3:08pm: Bravado by Lorde

3:13pm: The Good Old Days by The Libertines

3:16pm: Down the Drain by Ken Nordine

3:18pm: Bang Bang by Asaf Avidan

3:25pm: Bury My Heart by The Waterboys

3:32pm: On Brexit by Bruce Robinson

3:34pm: A Speech by Some Old Bitty

3:35pm: The Parting Glass (Live) by Hozier

3:37pm: Freedom vs Security by Thomas Hobbes

3:39pm: We’ll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

3:46pm: He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones

3:48pm: On Depression by Robin Williams

3:51pm: Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) by Blind Willie Johnson

3:55pm: Atheists Don’t Have No Songs by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

3:57pm: God Been Good To Me by The Mighty Walker Brothers

4:00pm: return to normal schedule.

Malderor – New Music for “The New Normal.”

March 23, 1pm

Sunday’s show was a bit less melancholy and more upbeat than last week’s program, and features a shedload of new releases. (It’s funny how one has more time to find new music when on home quarantine.) But, as promised, we heard from Emily Zuzik Music Vortex, Jason A Estupinian, The Slow Readers Club, Danzig, plus some Indonesian ska, and some novelty songs about the apocalypse! Whip yourself up a Ramos Fizz and give it a listen.

Playlist:

2:01pm: A Message From Our Sponsor by Jello Biafra

2:04pm: Crawlout Through The Fallout by Sheldon Altman

2:06pm: Snelsmore Wood by New Model Army

2:11pm: Gonna Get Better by Buzzcocks

2:17pm: Harlem River by Kevin Morby

2:25pm: Harlem River Blues by Justin Townes Earle

2:34pm: Long Live The Queen by Frank Turner

2:38pm: The Irish Rover by The Dropkick Murphys

2:40pm: Outside The Box by Estu

2:51pm: Trouble (Elvis Presley Cover) by Danzig

2:53pm: Trouble by Emily Zuzik

2:58pm: Rumble (Live) by Link Wray

3:06pm: Talk About The Weather by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

3:08pm: The Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers

3:12pm: I Saw A Ghost by The Slow Readers Club

3:22pm: Bersamamu by Souljah

3:25pm: Suffer (Bad Religion Cover) by Tegan and Sara

3:28pm: Sugar by James Wavey (Alleyes Manifest) feat.Kerry Shewmaker

3:34pm: The Low Hum by Moby feat. Emily Zuzik

3:38pm: Everybody Knows Shits Fucked by Stephen Paul Taylor

3:41pm: Wish by Still Corners

3:51pm: One Week of Covid 19 by Dani Awesome

3:54pm: This Is Permanent by Airiel

3:57pm: R&R by New Model Army

4:00pm: Antifa Dub by C.O.F.

Malderor – The Jank and Middle Class Murder!

June 3, 1pm

Today’s episode featured not one but two local bands, The Jank and Middle Class Murder. They stopped by the studio to promote their upcoming joint show on June 15th, at the El Rio! We play generous portions of both bands’ catalogs, so check out the podcast and go out and support live music!

2:04pm: A Little Bit Of Love Can Do by Jeff Bridges

2:08pm: Blowing Myself Away by The Jank

2:09pm: Start by Middle Class Murder

2:23pm: Titties and Beer by The Jank

2:26pm: Pound For Pound by The Aggrolites

2:39pm: Walkie Talkie by Middle Class Murder

2:43pm: Walk Through Walls by The Atom Age

2:44pm: Little Things by Westerly

2:48pm: Devil In Tow by Middle Class Murder

2:57pm: Good Friends Won’t Rip You Off by The Wind Whistles

3:01pm: Marbles by The Spiral Electric

3:07pm: My Only Hope For Heaven by The Jank

3:15pm: Sad Irony by The Jank

3:19pm: Stop In The Name Of This Song by Middle Class Murder

3:23pm: Rock (In) Space by The Jank

3:24pm: Dog In A Fight by Middle Class Murder

3:25pm: Giving Up by Middle Class Murder

3:32pm: No News by The Jank

3:41pm: Drank by The Jank

3:43pm: Think by Middle Class Murder

3:44pm: Dog In A Fight by Middle Class Murder

3:48pm: No News by The Jank

3:52pm: Day Of The Dead by The Jank

3:59pm: Rollercoaster by The Jesus and Mary Chain