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Ep057: Jon Fine (Bitch Magnet, Your Band Sucks [book])
June 18, 2015 8:00am
Jon and Conan talk about the many wonders of his memoir/recollection of a band called Bitch Magnet and a different time in independent music.
The book is "Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). Why polite dullards like Clapton play so limp and lifeless, A Minor Forest's steam table pizza dashboard scenario, the harsh retrospection of "growing up" and all things in the weird, wild world of the glory days of indie rock. All this, plus premieres by Lardo and B. Hamilton

Ep056: Ted Nesseth (Heavenly States)
June 11, 2015 8:00am
An acoustic performance of two songs Masters of Suicide and Hope is On the Way! As well as some new tunes off of HISS, the new Heavenly States record. Good times. Brenna dating stuff, Conan saw Jon Fine at Aquarius, Then suddenly stuff gets all weird and deep and existential and stuff. I don't know.

Ep055: J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Office of Future Plans)
June 4, 2015 8:00am
Career spanning interview about punk rock, Jawbox origin story, Band thank you notes, guitars that fight each other, recording the S/T album and the end of the band, Burning Airlines before and after 9/11, Channels! Office of Future Plans! Acoustic! Cello!

Interview begins at 33:18 after the Jaw-BLOCK. GET IT? GET IT?

Ep054: Back in Action.
May 21, 2015 8:00am
Music and talk. Melvins premiere, baseball talk by people who don't follow baseball, Marc Maron story, Conan talks about recording the new Secret Friends record. General mirth and merriment, etc.

Ep053: Russell Hall / Jonathan Brown (Tyranny is Tyranny)
May 7, 2015 8:00am
The Madison radical political heavy rockers speak to Conan and Brenna about all things political and not-political. Beards, being "down for the program" of a political post-punk heavy band, austere and sobering cover art, identity in punk rock. Gang of Four, found t-shirts and SO MUCH MORE!

Ep052: Tim Midyett (Silkworm/Bottomless Pit/Mint Mile)
April 30, 2015 8:00am
A career spanning interview that covers Silkworm’s many years of (not so) glamourous touring, doing your best work in “low gear”, replacing a band member with space, being in a band with three singers that don’t sing together, not envying people who make music for a living, continuing on with music after tragedy, being covered by the Mountain Goats being a big deal to a small amount of people, bass vs. baritone guitar
and being “the beef rub guy”. All that and a rock block of Silkworm and Bottomless Pit you wouldn’t believe.

8:00am: Casually Intense (Opening Theme) by Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends from the Enemy of Everyone
8:04am: Fleece by Bottomless Pit from Shade Perennial
8:10am: Miracle Mile by Silkworm from Firewater
8:14am: Garden City Blues by Silkworm from In the West

8:29am: Never Met A Man I Didn't Like by Silkworm from Developer
8:32am: Couldn't You Wait by Silkworm from Libertine
8:36am: Red Pan by Bottomless Pit from Congress
8:42am: (I Hope U) Don’t Survive by Silkworm from Italian Platinum
8:47am: Cardinal Movements by Bottomless Pit from Hammer of the Gods
8:51am: Winterwind by Bottomless Pit from Lifestyle

8:55am: interview with Tim Midyett of Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile

9:54am: Plain by Silkworm from Lifestyle
9:59am: Black by The Soft Moon from Deeper
10:03am: The End of Radio (Closing theme) by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound

Ep051: John Yingling (Documentarian - The World Underground)
April 23, 2015 8:00am
The World Underground is a series of documentaries about punk rock the world over, the first episode on CHINA is available now. Conan and Brenna talk to Mr. Yingling about Chinese appropriaton of western culture, how music develops without spotify and youtube, Gaokao and the challenges of making a documentary series with absolutely no money. All this, plus PRF BBQ West roundup and more.

Ep050: Chris Frey & Mike Markowski
April 9, 2015 8:00am
Chris Frey is from the excellent band Porch, Mike Markowski is a guy from Jersey by way of Hawaii who films stuff. Hear special episode 50 station ids! Hawaiian traffic report, Chris being related to the Carter family, Primus stories, and all the PRF West news you can imagine. Captain Planet, Wonder Twins, living on boats, "what is grunge?", Hawaii Five-O and everybody stealing each other's punchlines. Calls from author Jason Myers and Torrey Neutron. "What did Mike Markowski say?" and more.

Ep049: tunes, talk, etc.
April 2, 2015 8:00am
PRF West talk up, RIP Obits (the band), tunes, talk. etc. Conan gets polled by a BART worker.

Ep048: Back to the Bay
March 26, 2015 8:00am
Brenna and Conan return to SF. There's a Live from the Barrage appearance wrap up. Including Conan's contentious history with the show. Calls from Massimo of Sardinia and Tommy Rockstar of LFTB. The Brenna on PR Origin Story, playing roles and so much more. Oh yes, good tunes too.

Ep047: Rick Valentin (Poster Children, Thoughts Detecting Machines, Radio Zero)
March 19, 2015 8:00am
The Pkids alumnus (and actual Professor!) talks musical influence and record presentation and packaging being as important as the music. From Andy Gill's Gang of One to Insane Clown Posse. A career spanning interview that promises to both delight and entertain. Delight!

Ep046: Tony Molina
March 12, 2015 8:00am
Daylight savings time is stupid and Conan rants about it. What to do when youtube flags your own song for copyright violation. Replicator. In hour two they talk to Tony Molina. Speaking to classic rock, ZZ Top, Pantera party houses and Brenna tells a cautionary tale of why you should be careful in strange cities.

Ep045: "Say 'YES' NOPE."
March 5, 2015 8:00am
Brenna and Conan talk RADIO NOPE. Premieres by the rutabega, Hungry Man and Torche as well. The frozen foods isle, Iron Maiden, DEVO, and such. Conan recaps Replicator redux.

Ep044: PRF Thundersnow 2015 *OR* Augury and the Douche
February 26, 2015 8:00am
Conan talks about PRF Thundersnow 2015, Somebody's pleasure being somebody else's work, sexist dudes. "She wanted to spin donuts on it." Conan trips on his tongue a lot. Replicator reunion. People are dicks to Brenna, Scorpions with Ravi Shankar,

Ep043: Sardinian Hello.
February 12, 2015 8:00am
Brenna and Conan get a surprise call from Sardinia (!) from Max of Confrontational. Pretty cool! Also music and laughs and such.

Ep042: Travis Keller (Buddyhead)
February 5, 2015 8:00am
Travis Keller speaks about being the Waldorf and Statler of alternative music, Limp Bizkit hitmen, why Wes Borland is a "good nazi", selling Bob Dylan box sets for food money, hanging out with Oasis, getting saved from the guy from the Transplants by Michael Rapaport he truly does tell it all. Also: Conan makes a *HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT* that he has been sitting on for five months, all that and laughs and tunes for days.

Ep041: the Neutron and Gritzy Show II - The Final Solution of Fun
February 1, 2015 12:00pm
The "Final Solution of fun" returns once again for a raucous fill in episode. As Neutron and Gritzy spin sweet jams and hot rock. Premieres from Thoughts Detecting Machines and Heroine Complex. New music from Sleater-Kinney, Rock Lotto, legacy bands, calls from Rebecca and Jess of Happy Fangs and Bob Bucko Jr. of Dubuque “tylenol 3 is a hell of a drug”, Matt Frewer look alike mom-hasslers, bad bandnames for good bands and so VERY much more.

Ep040: Michael Cobra & Rebecca Gone Bad (Happy Fangs)
January 29, 2015 8:00am
Mission fires, Popeye the black metal sailor man, anti choice chicken, "If you can't fit the tuba in... you're doing it wrong." Michael Cobra whistle circus kill theme. Call from Jess Gowrie Happy Fangs drummer in the drum bunker. Sacramento/SF band. Circular breathing and the separation of mind and body. The "Whore-icane" On the origin of the name of DJ Real Time Drop, bum identification... kissed by a bum in the rain. a Mullet Zero (Dave Coulier) From Hair to Air, the Dave Coulier story. Proms and perms, Carry On my Wayward Son by Kansas / Price is Right montage / talk up pun names and onstage proposals, TWO two pieces, with THREE front people for ONE purpose to make NINE songs for a non-stop laugh riot.

Ep039: Tom Grigor (Sister Grizzly)
January 22, 2015 8:00am
On a two piece becoming a 4 piece, and appropriating one of your favorite guitar players. The legend of Sister Grizzly, and what it’s like having a father that is a wizard of the AMAZING 12 string guitar that sings songs about people finding their keys. Also hot tubs and tuxedo tattoos, Mulle’, etc. There are Happy Endings and some Truth and Consequence. Conan would like to apologize for the use of the “boo-oing” sound effect.

Ep038: Dixie Jacobs & DJ Hostettler (Body Futures)
January 15, 2015 8:00am
1/2 of Milwaukee Wisconsin’s Body Futures arrive in the Radio Valencia studios to talk about cross continental train travel and hypothetical sleeper car searches, high concept Boson Higgs records, skateboards powered by an app, Bone Wars(tm), and Back to the Future, and exactly why it is so hard for Conan to spell the word “Silhouette“. It’s a do not miss cavalcade of laughs and fun.

Ep036: Jon Solomon (WPRB/Comedy Minus One)
January 8, 2015 8:00am
WPRB DJ and Comedy Minus One impressario Jon Solomon joins Protonic Reversal by phone to give a master class in conducting radio shows, preparation and building moods, digging deep on what you love and exactly how one conducts yearly 25 hour straight Christmas special. He also speaks about his current label Comedy Minus One (which is *NOT* a comedy label) and his old one My Pal God. And his formative influence: Wings – At The Speed of Sound. Brenna oversleeps so Conan tells dangerous BART multitasking to an empty room. All this, laughs and great tunes

Ep035: John Congleton (Producer, the pAperchAse)
January 1, 2015 8:00am
Happy New Year! From Protonic reversal. Neutron and Brenna drag their bedraggled persons into the studio to talk to Mr. John Congleton. Legendary producer and the pAperchAse/Nighty Night Impressario. There is much talk of St. Vincent and Grammys, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, John Darnielle, production process, art by democracy, and such. As well as why there is no pt.2 to Someday This Will All Be Yours. Also a hilariously loopy first hour. Yoga dude yells at Brenna with cartoons smell waves of piousness, awake at the Wicking hour. "That's gross", Terry Malts mash pits, etc.

Come on! he's super interesting, we're hilariously out of it... it's a winner all around.

Ep034: Matt Gentling (Archers of Loaf)
December 18, 2014 8:00am
Stealing Weezer's sandwiches, rocking with one act plays, and "y'know..." Matt Gentling, the raucous bassplayer of the Archers of Loaf dishes it all. Listen in to him shoot the breeze about working the poles (not what you think!) and what it was like to reconvene Team Loaf after all of those years. "the Archers of Loaf-Cross". All of this and the greatest tunes of all time!

Ep033: Josh Hensley / Garth Mason (the rutabega)
December 11, 2014 8:00am
Conan speaks to Josh and Garth from South Bend, Indiana two piece the rutabega. The only band known to bring hardened noiserockers to tears over their beautiful haunting tunes. The heroes of Thundersnow talk process, filling up space, recording and the impending name change to Josh the Squash.

All this plus some bay area Storm-pocalypse news, and an old person birthday update.

Ep032: "I Can't Breathe" music + Talk
December 4, 2014 8:00am
Conan and Brenna get on the air, play some rock tunes and try their best to make sense of a world that just doesn’t seem to make much sense right now. They rock and roll and talk and troll. Facts vs. Frames and a world gone man. Consumerism and critical thinking, sensationalism and the fallacy or whatever of protest. Then, hour two gets more irreverent.

Ep031: Jason Myers - (Author: Exit Here, The Mission, Run the Game, etc.)
November 20, 2014 7:00am
Author Jason Myers joins us in studio as we talk about Dark night of the soul /“nobody cares”, exit here media /“jason myers sex theatre, being the 8th page of google, expectations vs results. The inside baseball of being a big time writer and other such things. NOTE: first hour of the show is missing due to Skippy the internet screwing up the archival machine. Sorry! Anyway, get into it.

Ep030: Love Moon (Chuck Tom, Jordan Martich, James Lyter)
November 13, 2014 8:00am
Indiana transplants Love Moon (3/4 of the band Male Bondage) come into the Radio Valencia studios to talk about relocating to the west coast, avocado apps and... potlucks? Additionally there is a lot of talk of Scatman John. Did you know that he overcame adversity? All this... great tunes, and great times.

Ep029: Enough guests, some nice MUSIC for a change.
November 6, 2014 8:00am
Guess who we don't have on the show? The Blind Shake! There is an election roundup. Some reading rainbow sound board schtick. Laughs, talk and lots of music is played. there you go.

Ep028: Kevin Burkett (Electrical Guitar Company)
October 30, 2014 8:00am
The Electrical Guitar Company is a world wide purveyor of hand made aluminum necked guitars. Inspired by Travis Bean. Hear us talk to Mr. Burkett about "Not famous or not famous, vs. dick or not a dick", why he considers EGC a machine shop that make guitars, the Melvins and Katy Perry And why If you want to get emotional and slam your sh**, he'll fix it, All this plus premiers by Survival Knife, The Gary and New Cowboy Builders.

Ep027: Rey Washam (Rapeman, Scratch Acid, Ministry)
October 23, 2014 8:00am
Legendary drummer Rey Washam regales us with tales of playing with everybody from Helios Creed and Rapeman to Ministry and Phantom Planet. Come on an exciting tale of a drummer's life and hear the highs, the lows and the in betweens. Oh! Also there is a lot of talk of Spoonman by Soundgarden early in the show for some reason.

Ep026: Colin Frangos (The Loyalists, "Hey Hey What" Blind Shake/Michael Yonkers Documentary)
October 16, 2014 8:00am
Colin Frangos of the band the Loyalists comes in and talks about his new documentary "Hey Hey What" about the legendary Michael Yonkers and his collaboration/recordings with the mighty band/force of nature The Blind Shake. Many PR exclusives and great tunes, and DJ Real Time Drop has an on air "dark night of the soul" about SF residency.

Ep025: Conan plays a bunch of music.
October 9, 2014 8:00am
For Protonic Reversal's SILVER anniversary we observe it by, well... just playing a bunch of music really. Do you like music? Ok! you might like this episode then.

Ep024: Minot (Matt Solberg, Shannon Corr, Ben Thorne)
October 2, 2014 8:00am
The mighty men of Minot come into the Radio Valencia studios to talk about their new record Equal/opposite, their upcoming European tour and... 311? All this, plus the general wiseacres and laughs you have come to expect from Protonic Reversal.

Ep023: Elliot Turton (Waxeater, None of the Above Podcast)
September 25, 2014 8:00am
PREMIERES and RAIN! Later Conan talks with Elliot Turton of Waxeater/None of the Above Podcast. The dangers of multiple open mics, running the Howard Stern West Coast feed. The Waxeater Sports Radio appearance/interview, not being spoon fed rock music. Joining Waxeater… cassettes, etc. From Low Frequencies to None of the Above, The background on the None of the Above crew, a regular schedule, hand cues and keeping order in a broadcast/podcast. Beer radio. On dying on a stage on tour, no… literally dying from electrocution. Missing the "27 club". Baltimore record is a concept record about the Wire and lots more. Jam packed with good music... and a baffling on air tech support call from Conan's dad.

Ep022: Jon Illum and Evan Gritzon (Lords of Sealand)
September 18, 2014 8:00am
Evan and Jon from Lords of Sealand come into the studio to speak about Found Fiction their new ep/lp. Additionally Conan paraphrases the "mclusky" benefit rather ineptly, there is talk of viewmasters, flavored coffee, lyrics and profitsharing systems, the spotted dick and Bono sneaking music onto iphones. DJ ambitious wordplay suggests you give it a listen.

Ep021: Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black, Engineer)
September 4, 2014 8:00am
We speak with the one and only Steve Albini... it is pretty cool. Also a recap of the Drive Like Jehu reunion. Then PR speaks to Steve about: Radio stations and ambient noise, Hearing the character of the neighborhood in the show, being a punk rock guru and answering questions, John Grabski III and the story of Teeth: a man with cancer who made the record he always wanted to make. That just so happened to be about his fight with cancer, the second Teeth record, The self policing PRF (Electrical Audio Forum), service industry, Spotify/Sleepify, pay to stream models, instant availability and constant present tense, the democratization of distribution, the statistical unlikeliness of a good band from Florida, finding an audience post-mortem, "classic DATs", a typical Steve Albini day. work, sleep, wife and a few indulgences. longevity vs. productivity, DUDE INCREDIBLE, if the process is so slow, why not put out singles?, The people's microphone, the song and concept. Surveyors. working knowledge of the land. The End of Radio - explained, perspective and evolution, younger generations, retrospection, etc. Nina Nastasia, listener fatigue from engineering, Cigar Aficionado and Guitar Aficionado magazines, heated walkways, Don't quit.

Ep020: Good Morning, Music
August 28, 2014 8:00am
At some point early on Conan talks about seeing Slint after the funeral of his dead friend. Otherwise this one is pretty much just music. Do you like music? Good! You will like this episode then.

Ep019: David Urbano (Eastern Anchors) / Dixie Jacobs (Body Futures)
August 21, 2014 8:00am
Double whammy! Dave Urbano from Eastern Anchor in studio and Dixie Jacobs from Body Future on the phone. The Steve Albini 7" test, Genesis, ZZ Top, downward dog, crowdfundung, autoharps, spam e-mails and hilarious job posts. All this and more ding dang great music than you can shake a stick at! You try it, you try and shake that stick... YOU. WILL. FAIL.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)

00:03:05 Intro, "Pass the ducky", Dave Urbano intro, "Grab a hoodie"

00:05:14 Drive Like Jehu - Bullet Train To Vegas

00:07:46 Eastern Anchors - Leading With Your Right

00:10:26 Dancing or boxing, DLJ talk, Reis/Friberg, Torrey Neutron recommends opium to Tony Ash, Mariachi Bands and Urbano West, Eastern Anchors history, Avis O'Hara, Bud Clamato, split 7", Screaming Females

00:32:19 Eastern Anchors - Above Your Station

00:35:20 Eastern Anchors - James the Viking

00:40:06 ZZ Top talk, old records, rock parents and music discovery. DJ Spork, speeding up records. The Steve Albuni test, Justin Bieber 800% Slooooooower (sounds like Enya), Slayer, Downward Dog, B. Hamilton cover revealed, crowdfunding, that potato sald thing, Brenna on the house hunt, pay it forward, superbowl half time payola.

01:04:10 Minutes - In Your Own Fuel

01:07:17 Turbo Lightning - Oh! Oh! Oblivion

01:09:57 we say goodbye to David Urbano and make him redo a station ID.

01:13:25 Body Futures - That's So Church

01:16:15 Dixie Jacobs of Body Futures on the phone.

Sound clips and the new BF record, Ifihadahifi, BF origin story, organ harvesting, "bouncy", autoharp and PJ Harvey, "Nice harpsichord", Shanana Clone Project Alpha story, epic spam reveal, hilarious coffee job application, Why it may be better to grow up without the internet, the walkman as the mysterious entity. WARNING: Record is NOT actually butterscotch, tour dates with the rutabega.

01:48:08 Body Futures - Shanana Clone Project Alpha

01:52:00 Shellac - End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep018: Ryan De La Hoz (Cool Try)
August 14, 2014 8:00am
00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)

00:1:30 #inyoface, Howard Beale and more, Brenna introduces Ryan De La Hoz over six minutes of breaking glass!

00:07:00 The Gary - Valhalla
00:09:54 Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma

00:13:15 John Houlihan calls in about the world falling apart. How do you do a radio show when the world
a mystery buzz shows in

00:19:52 Body Futures - (That's A) Big Smile (For Someone About to Drown)
00:24:18 Risk/Reward - In the Sea
00:26:22 fugazi - Reclamation
00:29:42 Generalissimo - Chemtrails

00:32:39 More talk about Ferguson, somebody got shot because a white person got scared. Brenna talks about friends being unaware of racism, and the quiet racism in the south. "you can't be 'hey everybody! pizza party, when the eyes of the world are on you.". The "P" word. Yell "FIRE" not help.

Ryan "Of the sickle", being in Juxtapoz, how things have came together by just making stuff and sharing it. The heft of trusted sources. The yin and yang of being published, and what the different outlets are. Robin Williams story. Aaaaaand… back to politics.
Constitutional originalism, the Koch brothers, etc. Temporarily embarrassed millionaires.

01:08:30 Minutemen - Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing
01:09:43 fugazi - ex-spectator

01:14:02 "I'm mad as hell…" now more than ever! The prescient nature of the movie network, corporate personhood, etc. Altered Beast and the origin of "Welcome to your doom.". Indigo dying… printed skulls over real skulls.

01:26:35 Reverb Bomb - Good As Gold
01:29:35 Federation X - Good as Gold

01:33:55 Pizza party board game, Crossfire board game and theme song, even more glass breaking, Anonymous and Scientology and Black Faxing, concept and t-shirt, Black Flag (featuring Greg Ginn) discussion… the one with the shoeless cut rate Harry Dean Stanton on drums, constant present tense… "Pixies, will you just go away?", Shark week falsification

01:52:00 Shellac - End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep017: Bob Bucko Jr.
August 7, 2014 8:00am
Bob Bucko Jr. is a prolific solo artist and a hilarious dude, listen in as heavy metal bellydancing, growing up on mix tapes being a tape trader vs. a tape TRAITOR, the city of Dubuque and lots more are discussed. All that plus some bonus Ryan Werner. Additionally Conan talks about the passing of his former best friend.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:04:39 Minutes - Get Off Your Ass
00:07:10 FoWlMouTh - (Baby I'm An) Old Motherfucker

00:10:40 Conan polishes the floor with his coffee, running late, Brenna is "over people", humans are terrible. "You're a big weirdo, but you're sweet."

00:16:04 United Nations - Meanwhile on Main Street
00:19:02 Motherfucker - Dot. Dot. Dot.

00:21:42 Instrumental bands, keep it succinct will ya?! Shannon Corr, What Hast Thou Wroth?! "Chooch Talkin'"

00:26:05 Minot - Allostatic Load

00:33:07 Bob Bucko Jr. (and Ryan Werner)
Genius and Cat poop… scattershot releases. Touring with Ryan Werner. 29 days of cover songs, BBJ by reputation, low budget tours and heavy metal bellydancing, HELMET, Battles and guest vocalists for each songs… My Machines video description. Extended John Stanier discussion. Growing up on mix tapes and releasing things on cassette. Tape Trader or Tape TRAITOR?!?, Illuminati and gold bars, Dubuque, IOWA… what makes it such a unique area.
Losing local cultural identity. Real time drop relates the hard sell on Des Moines.

01:10:32 Bob Bucko Jr. - LR72
01:14:43 Least Best Beast - Frail Common Animal

01:19:11 Tricky questions and dead friends, Silkworm documentary and Conan opens up about his former best friend Clay Wofford dying. Talking about perception from different times in your life. finding music that is "yours", dealing with loss and what a "best friend" means. Being the person that has to break bad news to people

01:33:52 Big Black - Steelworker
01:38:02 Battles - My Machines

01:41:54 More talk about Battles, junk science, Real Time Drop realizes the title of the show is a Ghostbusters reference, Cool Try designs, back patches, and creepy social networkers

01:52:00 Shellac - the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep016: Austin Pitts (Hurry Up Shotgun)
July 31, 2014 8:00am
Austin from Hurry Up Shotgun comes on the show to talk music, socio economic class concerns and play a brand new HuS song acoustic. Point Break is quoted and discussed, as are spotted dicks. Speak into the microphone squidbrain.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:04:21 rutabega- Come Back Big Brother
00:07:43 Feeling Gravity's Pull - Have I Mentioned...

00:12:45 Christopher Casuga and his wild weekend for sibling/brother (?) show Live From the Barrage, she ships and riddles of the ages, you can't be on a radio show on an airplane. "I'm a surgeon! Let me play bejeweled"

00:19:20 Greys - Use Your Delusion
00:21:42 Dead Rider - Weird Summer

00:25:37 Dead Rider show recap, former PR guest Todd Rittman as an alternate universe James Brown/Snakefinger badassery. Sheer Accident, etc. DJ Real Time Drop speaks about Point Break, Net Neutrality

00:37:28 Songs for Snakes - F.E.A.R.
00:41:21 christian fitness - carthage must be destroyed

00:43:57 Gear thefts "Where do they go?", how about a documentary on that?, talk about the mclusky gear theft spoken of in Episode 15, and the Hurry Up Shotgun/Songs For Snakes show that has now already passed.

00:53:46 Hurry Up Shotgun - acoustic song

00:57:25 Hurry Up Shotgun - What to Do When Your Unemployment Check Bounces
01:03:05 Hurry Up Shotgun - Swim

01:07:38 "So that's why Abraham Lincoln is a zombie then?", bubble baths, aux barricades, class themes in Hurry Up Shotgun and the working poor. Serious socio-economic talk and class issues...on NPR... er... Radio Valencia, Caturday, the idea of the commons, corporate personhood, the logtical fallacy of corporate largesse and celebrating the individual without supporting the needs of the individual.

01:29:30 fugazi - Give Corporations
01:31:56 Minutes - Get Off Your Ass

01:34:23 some thoughts on fugazi, classism in music, travel, more sobering economic concerns and class difference.

01:45:03 B Hamilton - Miss Carolina

01:48:29 What is and is not broken based upon if it is owned or not.

01:52:00 Shellac - End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep015: Todd Rittmann (Dead Rider, U.S. Maple)
July 24, 2014 8:00am
We talk to Todd Rittmann about hats, inspiration and perspiration and Jim Belushi books. Academic deconstruction and more!

00:00:00 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)

00:04:26 Motherfucker - Dot Dot Dot
00:07:19 Minutes - Raise Our Fists Up

00:09:27 Returning pets, getting old, etc.

00:17:02 New China - Bad Teacher
00:19:00: Dead Rider - Blank S(c)reen

00:24:17 Dead Rider tour dates announce, why Conan doesn’t like Spotify or use it.
Being friends with the idea of Conan.

00:31:02 US Maple - Letter To ZZ Top

00:34:06 Todd Rittmann of Dead Rider and U.S. Maple on the air, in a van… on the way to Houston Having Thymme Jones in the band, what is Dead Rider listening to on tour, The possibility of a U.S. Maple reunion, academic deconstructions or not, etc. Conan’s “Jim Belushi book story”

01:07:26 Dead Rider - The Walk Slow
01:10:13 Dead Rider – Of One Thousand

01:13:19 Sound Opinions sucks, there’s a new Morrisey album, Conan needs to be more inappropriate, some coffee talk with Real Time Drop

01:20:03 The Bismarck - Fake Tits, Real Assholes
01:22:30 The Austerity Program - Song 31

01:24:57 Commentary tracks on commercials“What song should Ryan Christopher Parks of B. Hamilton cover – finalist round”

01:52:01: by Shellac - The End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep014: Andrew "Falco" Falkous Returns (Future of the Left, mclusky, christian fitness)
July 17, 2014 8:00am
The enigmatic and quick witted Andrew "Falco" Falkous returns to Protonic Reversal. DJ Real Time Drop returns and we introduce DJ Dano Distortion. Listen to the best radio show that speaks of shadow analysts, trash talks metallica, speaks of Carthage and cats, wards off wolves with acoustic guitars and gets to the bottom of exactly how rotten of a human being Piers Morgan is.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening theme)
00:04:14 the Paver - Trust
00:08:11 mclusky - She Will Only Bring You Happiness

00:11:48 Welcome back "DJ Real Time Drop", the reverse Lemmy and the illusion of choice

00:14:45 christian fitness - teeth
00:18:04 Future of the Left - Singing of the Bone Saws

00:22:44 introducing Dano Distortion, "Conan you have a lot going on right now"

00:25:43 christian fitness - carthage must be destroyed
00:28:21 mclusky - alan is a cowboy killer

00:32:20 Andrew Falkous "Falco" of Future of the Left /mclusky/ christian fitness
releasing records on a friday evening, the royal we, from Tremendous Fence to christian fitness… what is in a name? why all lowercase letters and the lowercase affectation? Intercapping and fonts. Metallica trash talk, Some Kind of Monster as Waiting for Godot, keyboards and Metallica fans "thundering warm paste load of shit.". Fiction vs. Fact, bottle feeding kittens. On Carthage and the winner's version of history...

00:51:01 christian fitness - christian fitness

00:53:47 Back with Andrew "Falco" Falkous.
Carthage/Cardiff, Going beyond the "baby, baby, baby let me touch you in your bathing suit area" level of lyricism, Aggressive lectures and revenge fists, erudite subjects and literacy with music, pretentious allusions, mclusky's revisionist history, the unnatural life of touring, warding off Danzig and wolves with acoustic guitars, the Danzig punch's anniversary… how about Piers Morgan? You can't pick your allies. Best US Cities for mclusky/FoTl, mclusky gear theft ($25K worth of equipment) the day G.W.Bush is re-elected.
Hello to Jeff Moody, Doing what you do… harsh invectives and brutal truths with Falco. christian fitness live? Not touring because of lack of money, being in a proper band and what that means. Welsh trains, more about cats, Shadow Analysts… per actor? per movie? per shadow?

01:22:21 Future of the Left - Small Bones, Small Bodies
01:24:40 christian fitness - i'm scared of everything that isn't me

01:26:27 awkward on the radio, real time drop ends up with three jobs, the job wizard (the metaphorical one, not the literal one)

01:30:38 Call from Joe "Coolhand" Mcclune of the band Roland
Playing with Vulgar Trade and the Mass… The Mass: "The Sound of a jazz band falling down the stairs". Roland no slouch or slouch hat, Chad Allen's pedigree, promo for a show that has already happened, rock show food talk, the delicate art of making people happy

01:40:06 Roland - Is This Tyrese Gibson?

01:46:10 Children in adult situations (Stand by Me), explaining human feces on the sidewalk to children, getting your child PUMPED UP. (Survivor recap). Rock references, saying "God" a lot for a humanist, colloquialism, "Whatever happened to Survivor?"

01:51:32 Shellac - the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep013: Patrick Walsh (Risk/Reward, Live From the Barrage), Shehzaad Jiwani (Greys)
July 10, 2014 8:00am
Conan speaks to Patrick Walsh of Risk/Reward and Live from the Barrage about self titled records, being from Queens, *NOT* Brooklyn, and developing naturally. Talk ensues about sounding natural on the radio and why they would do an internet radio show on Friday nights. Later in the show there is a call in from Shehzaad of Toronto band Greys who checks in on tour, and shockingly does not mention hockey or Tim Hortons, All this plus more suggestions for: "What song should Ryan Christopher Parks be forced to cover?" and SO. MUCH. MORE.

00:00:01 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:37 Nonagon - Hydronauts
00:07:41 Hurry Up Shotgun - Girl From CA

00:13:00 Conan mispronounces Varistor, Austerity Program frequently mistaken as "angry white dude clanking about... yelling"

00:15:26 Austerity Program - Song 37
00:21:19 DEVO - Blockhead

00:24:15 Controlled Burn Records bit, 1/4" tape reels available for that Austerity Program, Mission Bingo dog walker. Conan is tired.

00:28:01 Risk/Reward - Keep Your Mouth Closed
00:31:18 Risk/Reward - Breakin' Hearts

00:35:00 Interview with Patrick Walsh, two self titled records, huh?, record art, Varistor pronounciation correction, band mergers and being from Queens, Conan flails about with a dumb question, devloping naturally, recording with Steve Albini being "just a rock band" and the mild irritants of bands "from Brooklyn".

conan flails with timezones

the organic joining of Patrick to the show Live From the Barrage, hanging back and not "going for it" as much. Chemistry in radio, What sounds terrible and turns out great. Being natural.
Pens of Japanese tourists, doing a radio show on friday nights

01:03:16 Varistor - Bass
01:05:55 Risk/Reward - Killer

01:08:47 Neutron and Gritzy show roundup, "what song should Conan make Ryan Christopher Parks cover?" returns. Foghat,

Suggestion: Foghat - Slowride

01:12:42 B. Hamilton - Everything I Own is Broken
01:17:09 "what song should Conan make Ryan Christopher Parks cover?", suggestion recap. The Scatman John hole. Foghat - Slow Ride

01:22:54 Elmo Huth call, song suggestion:
Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

01:27:31 Greys - Use Your Delusion

01:30:34 Call from Shehzaad from Greys, the Toronto scene "practice Wife", touring, playing with REPTOID (meeting at Survival Knife), sf show promo, other tour dates.

01:41:39 Practice Wife - Chain of Command
01:46:14 Roomrunner - May

01:48:48 DJ Real Time Drop returning on 07/17/2014, training Dan Kashkooli

01:52:00 Shellac - End of Radio (Closing Theme)


Ep012: The Neutron and Gritzy Show: The Final Solution of Fun!
July 5, 2014 12:00pm
Neutron and Gritzy! 2/3 of You Can't Stop The Signal head into the Radio Valencia studio in

THE METAL ASYLUM'S SLOT and proceed to play a bunch of... not metal. It's the FINAL SOLUTION


00:00:00 Minutes - Raise Our Fists Up (Neutron and Gritzy Show Theme)

The Final Solution of Fun!

00:03:42 Deathfix - Better Than Bad
00:08:05 Bonnie & the Bang Bang - Car Crash

00:12:24 on aruging on the internet about Tom Waits instead of taking a shower...Slouch Hats

00:15:40 Dead Rider - Of One Thousand
00:18:35 B. Hamilton - Stupid As the Sun

00:23:27 (the annoying sound stops), Protonic Reversal Dead Rider... TV on the Radio Shreds,

creating the impression that there are women around. Once and Future band

00:31:29 Call from Brenna Betts aka: DJ Real Time Drop. Catamarans, fickle metal fans and wet

blankets, Midyett rub, 4th of July crime spree, Burger Boogaloo and some art show. "working

every day ever for the last few weeks", real time drops over DJ Real Time Drop

00:43:07 Once and Future Band - Brain
00:51:49 Love - Always See Your Face

00:55:06 Internal thought process on the inside of radio, "What song should Ryan Christopher

Parks cover?"

Tony! Tone! Toni! - If I had No Loot
Scatman John - Scatman (Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop)
Mike and the Mechanics - the Living Years

01:08:00 Melvins - Civilized Worm
01:13:44 Federation X - So Tired

01:18:07 Morris Day, throwing the question to the audience, rubbins' and food pics, food pics

with music gear.

Genesis - I can't Dance

01:25:47 Call from Carlin Reed, eating fried chicken in a pool and shooting off fireworks at


Accept - Up To the Limit

Jawbox - Cornflake Girl

Bee-bop-bop-A-O-L, more Dead Rider talk.

01:35:27 Sleater-Kinney - Get Up
01:39:07 Motherfucker - Dot Dot Dot
01:41:56 Helms Alee - Shhmna

01:45:29 the roar of Ben Verellen, Old yeller, Dot Dot Dot = radar love?!, Deliverance
Billy squier - the Stroke
Loverboy - Loving Every Minute of It

Stroked out to the Stroke.
William S. Squier Esq.

Billy Squier - My Kind of Lover
Backsellin' and backfillin'

01:54:50 Happy Fangs - That Activity
01:58:51 Billy Bragg - Accident Waiting To Happen

Ep011: Erica Strout (Motherfucker) / Ryan Werner
July 3, 2014 8:00am
00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:04:43 Gang of Four - Natural's Not In It
00:07:52 Federation X - Anna Mist

00:11:27 Protonic Reversal is back in the Radio Valencia studios. Mission bingo, Dead Rider walkup.

00:13:58 Dead Rider - Weaves
00:16:13 Minutes - Float and Breathe
00:19:01 The Cell Phones - Get You Alone

00:21:54 more Minutes, less Mollie Hatchet
00:25:18 Mike Noto Conan Neutron origin story/station ID

00:27:25 Call from Austin Pitts from Hurry Up Shotgun, fall in Wuv once again.

00:31:19 Call from Erica Stroutocaster from Athens band Motherfucker. Broken amps that become less less broken, bringing MF'er west, origin story of one of the most unfriendly names to radio ever, touring and Eureka, CA, having two members named Eric(k)a living in Athens

00:50:02 Motherfucker - Taw Kwon Do

00:57:14 Conan will bring Motherfucker to the West Coast, Oh yes!

00:58:21 Call from Chris Casuga of Feeling Gravity's Pull, band life cycles and "hitting the wall", Neutron gives some band advice, FGP drummer joins Kind of Like Spitting, last shows and band closure

01:10:45 Feeling Gravity's Pull - Stress Test

01:14:45 Where is Dj Real time drop? promo for the Neutron and Gritzy one off show, Ryan Werner walkup.

01:17:28 The Bismarck - 0.079
01:22:20 The Gary - Fair Weatherer

01:25:06 Talk up

01:27:37 Tilts - Touchdowns

01:31:00 Phone call with Ryan Werner of Passenger Side Books, Young Indian, Legal Fingers and more, on the heartbreak of the indie book tour, Billy Bisig, schlubes, on drinking (and not drinking), writing, Basing things based on appearances. Presentation vs. content, What Would Ike do? Coaxial Flutter , "Handsome Dave Two Pillow story"

01:50:58 Young Indian - I Don't Understand Why You Have Two and I Have Two
Shellac - The End of Radio
01:56:00 Shellac - End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep010: Jeff Moody (Stripwax, FoWlMouTh)
June 26, 2014 8:00am
Remote broadcast from the heart of the midwest, Conan talks to national treasure Jeff Moody about rock 'n roll themed 4 panel comic strips, music, starting a a band as an "old MF-er" the pain of losing a bandmate and all things awesome. This, PRF BBQ Chicago wrap up and lots more great music.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
00:05:30 Dead Rider - Weird Summer
00:09:42 Like LIke The The The Death - Night of a Hundred Hondos
00:12:02 Minutes - Raise Our Fists Up
00:14:14 Nonagon - Vikings

00:21:39 SEMINARS - Sweat Feels Like Blood
00:25:04 Hurry Up Shotgun - Garbage Destinations

00:32:20 We Ride On - Plastic Vampire Teeth
00:34:01 Death - Rock-N-Roll Victim
00:36:39 Motherfucker - Snot Rocket

00:39:27 Jeff Moody interview

01:31:57 FoWlMoUth - Wannadon't
01:34:39 rutabega - Out Of The Woods And Into The Light
01:42:05 Happy Fangs - The Truth
01:44:46 The Bismarck - Breadwinner
Shellac - The End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep009: More rock, less talk. PRF BBQ Chicago playlist
June 19, 2014 8:00am
No cohosts, no guests, no calls, no joke. All music, PRF BBQ Chicago Heavy.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:00 Dead Rider - Weird Summer
00:08:01 Tilts - Kobra Kommander

00:12:30 Roomrunner - Bait Car
00:16:22 The Cell Phones - Heavy Flow

00:21:25 fugazi -long division / Runaway return
00:27:33 Turbo Lightning - Faster Than Light

00:33:02 Rutabega - Turn On the Summer

00:47:01 Whales - Seafaring
00:52:24 Porch - Your hair

01:00:04 King Buzzo - Rough Democracy
01:02:34 Minutes - In Your Own Fuel
01:05:47 Future of the Left - Failed Olympic Bid

01:10:15 Risk/Reward - Killer
01:13:04 SEMINARS - Easy 'Cause It Is
01:17:09 SCreaming Females - It All Means Nothing

01:22:45 Hum - If You Are to Bloom
01:27:47 DEVO - What We Do
01:31:01 Federation X - Reign On

01:36:41 Deathfix - Better Than Bad
01:40:56 Marnie Stern - Nothing is Easy
01:44:37 Minutemen - This Ain't No Picnic
01:45:58 Hot Snakes - Braintrust

01:50:30 Shellac - End of Radio

Ep008: Robert Kassees (Repeat After Me/Red Light Fever)
June 12, 2014 8:00am
Robert from Repeat After Me and Red Light Fever comes by, talks crayons and high grade vinyl and the abject immediacy of writing, arranging and recording songs with complete strangers. All this, free tattoos on Friday the 13th? and more! More T's for extra hotttness….

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (opening theme)
00:04:10 Repeat After Me - The Volcano

00:08:35 Interview with Robert Kassees of Repeat After Me
New record "Mapmaker", Crayon themed album covers, post mortem vinyl releases

00:13:37 Repeat After Me - San Francisco

00:18:36 Robert Kassees interview part 2
Thoughts in leaving San Francisco, the recording process, Chicago (the band, not the city), weird Gwar Tangent, Cheap Trick, classic rock, etc.

(Gwar - Carry On My Wayward Son as music bed)

00:35:42 Tilts - Titanium Falcon
00:39:21 Red Light Fever - You Wouldn't Say Goodbye

00:42:51 Robert Kassees interview part 3:
Red Light Fever! Writing, arranging and recording a song in a single day with a pick up band of people that don't know each other. The Red Light Fever project and how it fits into modern times, and what RLF actually is.

01:00:47 Red Light Fever - Illinois
01:04:14 Turbo Lightning - Oh Oh Oblivion!

01:06:48 How great were Happy Fangs? How lame is waking up early. Big Wheels race, "only in San Francisco"

01:19:23 Primes - Tetragrammatron
01:21:54 Tilts - Thomas Jefferson II

01:24:43 Science and Cosmos (the show ending), tattoos and do you get free tattoos on Friday the 13th?

01:33:50 Happy Fangs - That Activity
01:36:40 mclusky - To Hell With Good Intentions

01:39:05 Why Conan was completely wrong about mclusky and it made him stop reviewing records. More about Happy Fangs (DEAL WITH IT! NBD), The RV benefit

01:45:10 fugazi - Five Corporations
01:47:35 Minutes - Raise Our Fists Up

01:49:46 Protonic Reversal close, PRF BBQ Chicago, Conan is going to Chicago (the place, not the band)

01:52:00 Shellac - The End Of Radio (closing theme)

Ep007: Rebecca Gone Bad & Michael Cobra (Happy Fangs)
June 5, 2014 8:00am
Rebecca and Michael from Happy Fangs stop by the studio to talk. Brenna Betts sits in as cohost and hilarity and mirth ensue.

00:00:00 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)
00:04:05 Happy Fangs - The Truth

00:06:44 Happy Fangs interview part 1

The third fang, noted sexist Conan Neutron, Greatness, graveness, Grape ape, RV benefit, Battlestar Galactica, Million Dollar Baby. DJ Scratchatory rape and other "badass' dj names

00:18:04 Happy Fangs - Perk Up
00:20:51 Hurry Up Shotgun - Abracadabraham Lincoln

00:26:31 Happy Fangs interview part 2
00:26:56 Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun
in-ter-ven-tion INTER-VEN-TION! On "instasongs" and "sex and food… and heroin", rap battle /reward
00:37:03 Happy Fangs - Hiya Kaw Kaw

00:40:45 Happy Fangs interview part 3
Happy Fangs tour, DJ Other Male In the Room, Pittsburgh vs. Pittsburg, Bovine Sex Club, going international…

00:50:01 Happy Fangs - That Activity

00:52:52 Happy Fangs interview part 4
DJ Ray of sexism. DJ names for Brenna, DJ Real Time Drop, Jeff Goldblum and the Jeff Goldblumangroup, Courage rock, "Nickel back", "hick hop" "Big smo" the Scatman...
HF tour. Social media mongering…
01:08:07 Happy Fangs - Lion Inside You
01:11:08 B. Hamilton - EVerything I own is Broken
Brenna's coworkers listen to the Seinfeld theme song at work.

01:19:37 Dead Rider - Blank S©reen
01:24:01 Night Marchers - All Hits

01:27:09 On the band The Night Marchers… Dead Rider as a "more evil TV on the Radio" and underwhelming bands.

01:34:53 Risk/Reward - B Side
01:37:45 Body Futures - Save the Clock Tower

01:43:03 Red Fang show recap, on show hopping, Their / They're / There the band and Creative Adult

01:50:24 fugazi - Great Cop
01:52:15 Shellac - End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep006: Bryan Giles (Red Fang)/Melissa Dale Neal (Dark Beach)
May 29, 2014 8:00am

Neutron is completely exhausted from rock 'n roll double header the night before. So he wanders around more than usual and laughs at nothing quite a bit more. Also he talks to the talented Melissa Dale Neal of Dark Beach and Bryan Giles the guitarist for Red Fang.

00:00:15 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
Protonic Reversal opening - mission bingo

00:06:06 Federation X - So Tired
00:10:29 the rutabaga - The Shaman
Conan saw the final Griddle show and the Songs for Snakes release the night before the show and is very tired because of it.

00:16:07 The Columbines - Nightstick
00:19:05 Primes - Valentine Heart Explosion

Radio Valencia benefit, Conan is "a little disappointed in social media", "serving posts"
00:27:11 Fred Schneider - Bulldozer

00:31:14 Phone call from Michael Cobra of Happy Fangs, the radio valencia benefit show, custom songs, and adding a "third" fang and Mr. Boombastic.

00:36:22 Happy Fangs - The Truth
Interview with Melissa Neal impresario of 9th floor radio and half of excellent bay area band Dark Beach. Simple names. On keeping a campy image, while not being cheese ball. Also neutron rambles on about something.
00:48:33 Dark Beach - Scream Queen
00:51:14 Dark Beach UFO

Back with Melissa Neal, the "show hierarchy" of important events. 9th floor radio and the east bay punk documentary. Why the term "videographer" sucks.

01:04:28 Dark Beach - Persephone
01:09:09 Last piece with Melissa Neal, local shows, etc.,

01:16:04 Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight
01:17:35 Red Fang - Wires

Interview with Bryan Giles of Red Fang, on van murals/cop magnets, the "situation awesome" tour, cooking bandmates in an econoline, touring with Rick Froberg in Last of the Juanitas, and seeing Drive Like Jehu at a formative age. Vans vs. busses, breaking even. The making of the Wires video with Whitey McConnaughy

01:38:17 Red Fang - Prehistoric Dog
Last piece of Bryan Giles tour, Federation X t-shirts, American Sharks and Red Fang Hot Sauce. Amazing!

01:49:33 Red Fang - Blood Like Cream
01:53:00 Shellac - The End of Radio (show close)

Ep005: Bradley R. Weissenberger (The Book-Burners, .22)
May 22, 2014 8:00am
Conan talks with the prolific Bradley R. Weissenberger from the Book-Burners and rock band .22 about compiling the .22 anthology, songwriting, process, the Silkworm documentary, all things PRF, and lots more. Cool!

00:00:15 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
Protonic Reversal opening

00:04:58 Marnie Stern - You Don't Turn Down
00:07:59 The rutabaga - Come Back Big Brother

The Mission as a game of Paperboy, St. Vincent on SNL

00:16:11 St. Vincent - Birth in Reverse (Live on SNL)
Conan discusses the "Controversy" and then plays music.

00:22:23 Happy Fangs - Lion Inside You
00:25:20 Survival Knife - Fell Runner

Survival knife show round up, Ben Abraham graduation party, Radio Valencia benefit reminder.
00:32:33 Hurry Up Shotgun - Ghost Of Ursula
00:35:57 Body Futures - A Complete Divorce

more Cosmos, Conan Degrasse Tyson

00:43:37 B. Hamilton - Stupid As the Sun
00:50:01 The Loyalists - Gorilla With a Hardon

00:55:03 Minutes - Stolen Wallet
00:56:35 .22 - "Are You Still There, Cherie?"
01:00:54 Bradley R. Weissenberger interview, on the Dead Friends anthology, playing a first show the day they found Kurt Cobain's body, pouring through the archives of the roaring 90s and more.

01:07:35 .22 - Spyrock
01:10:52 The Book-Burners - Come Home
01:14:26 back to Bradley R. Weissenberger, on People's Songs, agitprop, the Silkworm Documentary…. the origin of the Book-Burners and the process of begin a band with people living so far away.

01:25:51 The Book-Burners - Fireman
01:27:07 Last BRW segment, the PRF BBQ On songwriting and process, songwriting as therapy, the band R.E.M., early and latter days. The story behind "You Won't Hold My Hand When I Die."
01:45:36 The Book-Burners - "You Won't Hold My Hand When I Die."
01:47:45 Bottomless Pit - Fleece

01:53:30 Shellac - The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep004: Andrew Falkous (Future of the Left / Mclusky), Bill Taylor (Songs for Snakes)
May 15, 2014 8:00am
Falco from Future of the Left/Mclusky joins Neutron from across the pond to speak about middle class bands, scimitars and to debut a Tremendous Fence song. Later, SF noisepop rocker Bill Taylor comes in to speak about his band’s new record “Year of the Snake”. All this, and the rock solid tunes that you have come to expect with the Protonic Reversal.

00:05:03 Body Futures - (That's a) Big Smile (For Somebody About To Drown)
00:09:22 Dead Rider - Of One Thousand
00:14:56 Turbo Lightning - Perfect Swell
00:18:28 mclusky - Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
00:21:27 Future of the Left - Donny of the Decks
00:24:20 Andrew Falkous (Falco) interview.
Middle class band finances. Being thankful to not be Muse.

00:33:20 Future of the Left - Sheena is a T-Shirt Salesman
00:35:21 Andrew Falkous (Falco) interview Part II.

J. Mascis as singer of the Crash Test Dummies and other cruel tricks for dear friends. Lenny Kravitz as a founding member of fugazi. The debut of Tremendous Fence. Band names.
Controlled arguments (without Scimitars)

00:57:57 Tremendous Fence - Christian Fitness
01:00:34 Future of the Left - I Don't Know What You Ketamine (But I Think I Love You)

01:03:27 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes
on Rocket From the Crypt how a song for a snake became a band, May 28th 2014 record release show at Bottom of the Hill.

01:10:34 Songs for Snakes - Trust Falls
01:14:03 Songs for Snakes - I Felt 13
01:17:11 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes part 2
Peppercorn begat Shoehouse which begat Songs for Snakes
being told to like bands… Bob Mould and more. Losing perspective on recording

01:26:35 Songs for Snakes - She Is Not Impressed
01:29:30 Songs for Snakes - F.E.A.R.

Fuck Everything and Run, False Expectations Appearing Real
Bill's take on the current SF Music scene. Gargling kitty litter vocals, and the story behind Bill the Grill: Trained classical Shelf.

01:40:27 Hurry Up Shotgun - Witches in the Garden
01:43:41 Cables and Arms - November Gales
01:46:49 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes part 3

Closing out. Stalking Bob Mould at Safeway.
Bill Taylor don't tweet.

01:52:00 Shellac - The End of Radio (show close)

Ep003: Andrew Elstner (Torche and Tilts)
May 8, 2014 8:00am
Neutron is back in the studio on his own, and talks with professional cool guy Andrew ftom Torche/Tilts... plays a bunch of music and takes about a million calls.
0:00:29 Hurry Up Shotgun - What To Do When Your Unemployment Check Bounces?
0:06:05 Tilts - Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)

0:10:41 Sister Grizzly - Azaleas
0:15:24 Happy Fangs - Hee Yaw Ka KA

0:21:11 Chris Frey of Porch calls in / PRF BBQ West Roundup
0:39:02 Jawbox - Mirrorful

0:42:43 Chris Casuga of Feeling Gravity's Pull talks about being named after an R.E.M. song, more PRF BBQ, etc.

0:51:39 Tilts - Give Me Some Of Your Loving
0:55:52 Andrew Elstner of Torche/Tilts, Tilts tour dates, crowdsourcing the pre-orders for the second record Cuatro Hombres, TV talk (Game of Thrones, Cosmos, Hannibal, Sherlock), ZZ Top and other classic rock, I suggest he call the record "I kinda know the sound man for Rob Zombie."

01:15:06 Tilts - Touchdowns
01:19:28 Feeling Gravity's Pull - Have I Mentioned...

01:24:00 call from Conan's Dad

01:27:46 Survival Knife - Divine Mob
01:31:29 The Bismarck - Max Baer

01:35:20 Flaming Lips: Wayne vs. Kliph
01:38:29 Call from Conan's Evil Dad
01:40:09 Call from Conan's real dad again.

01:40:33 Like LIke The The The Death - Cropsies
01:43:49 Whores. - Jumping Someone Else's Train

01:51:01 Shellac - The End of Radio

47:47 "my social media baby daddy"
49:51 "stop texting me john houlihan"

Ep002: PRF BBQ Extravaganza! Ben Abraham!, Tommy Dski!, Chris Frey!, Austin Pitts!, Shannon Corr!
May 1, 2014 8:00am

5 guests! All PRF BBQ related ( all very intelligent, Conan is late for his own show and is generally cranky about it the entire time. Great tunes are played, trash is talked, good times are had.

Protonic Reversal Theme:
Ozark Bowtie by Tilts
4:43 - Hurry Up Shotgun - Dances With Wolves in Sheep's Clothing
14:08 The Gary - Fair Weatherer
16:52 Porch - Bow to the Clown

32:04 Generalissimo - Third Way Man
34:12 Thoughts Detecting Machines - Going Home

41:17 Call from John Houlihan of Live From the Barrage - "Boobs and Dragons"
54:33 Call from Torrey Neutron (Conan's Dad, who he hangs up on)

56:36 Turbo Lightning - Faster Than Lightning
1;00:01 Nonagon - the Pfister

01:13:27 Roland - Is This Tyrese Gibson?
01:24:43 Kowloon Walled City - Turk, Taylor and Jones

Protonic Reversal End Theme: Shellac - End of Radio

Ep001: the Maiden Voyage! Chris Frey of Porch in studio, Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun
April 24, 2014 8:00am
Conan Neutron stumbles half awake into the Radio Valencia studios and manages to do a radio show. Who allowed this?!?
He amuses himself with the Game of Thrones and Cosmos theme songs and plays a bunch of music that he likes. He tries to not say "folks" and mostly fails.
Protonic Reversal Theme:
Ozark Bowtie by Tilts

8:10am: Keep On Knockin' by Death from ...For The World To See
8:14am: Level Me Out by Thoughts Detecting Machines from An Introduction To

8:24am: I Don''t Mind It by Screaming Females from Castle Talk
8:27am: Name That Tune by Survival Knife from "Traces of Me" b/w "Name That Tune"

Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun

8:41am: Speedbath Megawaste by Hurry Up Shotgun from Abracadabraham Lincoln
8:44am: That Activity by Happy Fangs from Happy Fangs ep

8:52am: West Coast by The Cell Phones from Get You Alone
8:54am: Northern California by Police Teeth from Real Size Monster Series

9:01am: Vaporize by Roomrunner from Ideal Cities
9:04am: F.E.A.R. by Songs for Snakes from Charcoal Heather

9:15am: Outside a Hexagram by B. Hamilton from Everything I Own Is Broken
9:17am: Super Ultra Mega by Tilts from Tilts

9:26am: The Shaman by The Rutabega from Brother, The Lights Don't Work

9:36am: Dickhead by Porch from Walking Boss

Chris Frey live in studio.

9:45am: Raise Our Fists Up by Minutes from Roland

Closing Theme:
9:55am: The End of Radio by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound

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