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Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #042:  Prognosis: Prog Rock

May 26, 11pm

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the show starts with carry-over from Skeevy Side Show….Anarchy UK by the Sex Pistols. Even though Punk is about polar opposite of Progressive Rock, I love both genres….so it remains.

After carefully studying the symptoms, it seemed to me that a heavy dose of Prog Rock was needed.

Set List: Selections from classic and contemporary prog rock artists over the last 50 years.

1. Knife Edge by Emerson Lake and Palmer from self titled debut. (1970) 5:06
2. MIC BREAK: Star by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 3: Face Melt (1980) 1:21
3. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight by Genesis from Selling England by the Pound (1973) 8:04
4. Warrior by Wishbone Ash from Argus (1972) 5:52
5. Luminol by Steven Wilson from the Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) (2012) 12:10
6. Dark Side of the Moog by Colosseum II from Strange Flesh (1976) 6:23
7. MIC BREAK: Cancer/Moonspeak by Rivers of Nihil from Where Owls Know My Name (2018) 1:45
8. Throwing Mountains by Kansas from the Absence of Presence (2020) 6:21
9. Fallen Angel by King Crimson from Red (1974) 6:03
10. Alucard by Gentle Giant from self titled debut album (1970) 6:02
11. Green Waves by Beardfish from Mammoth (2010) 8:54
12. Skeletons at the Feast by Spock’s Beard from self titled album (2006) 6:34
13. MIC BREAK: Affinity.exe by Haken from Affinity (2016) 1:24
14. Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider by Camel from Mirage (1974) 9:18
15. The Devil’s Orchard by Opeth from Heritage (2011) 6:40
16. Muttersprache by Gordian Knot from Emergent (2003) 6:27
17. Cygnus X-1 by Rush from A Farewell to Kings (1977) 10:22
18. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Wandering on the Milky Way by Jean-Luc Ponty from Imaginary Voyage (1976) 1:50
19. Starship Trooper: A. Life Seeker, B. Disillusion, C. Würm (Remix) by Yes from The Yes Album (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (1971/2018)
20. Worry Wort by Radiohead, B Side from Knives Out single. (2001) (Partial Song….aprox 1:00 transition into Puzzling Evidence.)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #041-Overthrowing the Kingdom Within (A concept album by an imaginary band.)

May 20, 12am

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This set of music is put together to be interpreted as single band generating a concept album. A double album rooted in the phenomena of multiple personality disorder. The characters are linked to the central persona referred to as “King”. Some personalities praise/fear/respect/protect the “King” as a form of self-preservation, others wish to slay the “King” and assume control, and few outliers that simply want to jump in the driver’s seat from time to time. There’s a hint of an external relationship with a possible lover/therapist that is engaging with these personas.
Even though I am presenting all the lyrical content here, this concept may seem a bit of stretch, and I suppose the imagination needs to be stretched to engage in this as I have intended it. Hopefully you will allow yourself the illusion and consider this, at the very least, a good soundtrack to a movie, and at best, the work of single artist.
The Imaginary Band goes by the name: Obsidian Masque and the album title is Overthrowing the Kingdom Within.

(NOTE: Obsidian Masque is the name of a real band, MINE, and though it is currently not active, it is nonetheless NOT Available to use.) I have allowed my radio persona the privilege of its use for this……ok…I know that sounds a little nuts, but I did come up with this story…..

Set List (Credits)
1. MIC BREAK INTRO: The Frail by Nine Inch Nails from the Fragile. (1:54)
2. The Bronze by Queens of the Stone Age from Stone Age Compilations. (3:42)
3. 02 Panic Room by Riverside from Rapid Eye Movement. (5:30)
4. Sure You Will by OSI from Free. (3:46)
5. The Avalanche by Vola from Homesick Machinery. (5:17)
6. Mr. Compromise by Odd Logic from A Penny for Your Thoughts. (3:12)
7. They Whisper by Beardfish from the Void. (6:09)
8. Voices by Alice in Chains from the Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. (5:43)
9. Normal by Porcupine Tree from Nil Recurring. (7:08)
10. MIC BREAK: Gold Distance by Between the Buried and Me from Automata 1. (1:02)
11. Cold Dark Place by Mastodon from Cold Dark Place. (5:59)
12. Opal by Soen from Lykaia. (6:44)
13. We Are by Karnivool from Asymmetry. (5:55)
14. King by Tesseract from Sonder. (6:56)
15. Culling Voices by Tool from Fear Inoculum. (10:05)
16. The Vampyre of Time and Memory by Queens of the Stone Age from ….Like Clockwork. (3:35)
17. MIC BREAK: Eon Blue Apocalypse by Tool from Lateralus. (1:05)
18. Oceania by Smashing Pumpkins from Oceania. (9:07)
19. Alone at Sea by the Pineapple Thief from Magnolia. (5:21)
20. Chlorine and Wine by Baroness from Purple. (6:49)
21. Harvest by Opeth from Blackwater Park (5:59)
22. Lunatic Soul by Lunatic Soul from Lunatic Soul. (6:47)
23. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: MK 1 by Radiohead from In Rainbows Disk 2. (1:03)
24. ADVERTISMENT: Spud Beer by SNL. (1:00)

Obsidian Masque: Overthrowing the Kingdom Within

THE FRAIL (INSTR.) (Nine Inch Nails)

THE BRONZE (Queens of the Stone Age)
I been waiting
Waiting under things that rise in the morning
I been holding
Holding back so long
You can own it, take it off my hands, do me a favor
Nothin’ wasted
Just fingerfucked and busted up all at once
I’m so lost out on the highway
With no direction left to go
Everyday sit up and wonder
Where it was I started from
The more you’ve found the less you’ve been around

02 PANIC ROOM (Riverside)
Used to be my Panic Room
The other side of me
Where I slept and woke by turns
And nothing seemed real
I was feeding on your life
Peering through the hole
And it scared me out
Someday
You would knock on my door
Sweet shelter of mine
I’m freezing without
Sweet shelter of mine
I’m dying without
Cover up my twisted thoughts
Shattered all around
Muffled sounds
Recurring dreams
Melatonin smile
Used to be my 302
The other side of light
Trap of my own
That helped me deal
With what I lost inside
Sweet shelter of mine
I’m freezing without
Sweet shelter of mine
I’m dying without
Sweet shelter of mine
***
I’ve tried to make self-portraits before
But they always turn out so contrived
I’ve spent too much time
Correcting light and shade

Hiding wrinkles
Blurring scars
I’ve tried to make self-portraits before
Through my eyes
Just see myself
Now I know
I’m not in denial
That I need someone else
To see me

SURE YOU WILL (OSI)
First
I bit you and spit you out
When there was a doubt
Now
I’m calling you when I can
What is a man?
I did it my way
I did it my way
I did it my way on the highway highway
Be yourself
By yourself
Get yourself a little green pasture
Keep yourself
To yourself
Save yourself
Sure you will sure you will sure
Give take
Crowd control
Can get in my way when I’m starting my day
Teamwork
Self-control
Was making me blue so I knew what I had to
Did it my way
I did it my way
I did it my way on the highway highway
Be yourself
By yourself
Drive yourself a little bit faster
Keep yourself
To yourself
Sure you will sure you will sure

THE AVALANCHE (Vola)
Do you wonder why you wake up with your head inside a flame?
Do you even care to notice the strings you bear?
Did you ever grab the centuries applying to your name?
The avalanche has spoken, what do you hear?
Run all the way, let me feel the earth come down
Crawl as you fade, and we feel the earth come down
Do you wonder why you wake up with a blade upon your skin?
Cutting every frame you follow and every fear
Would you tie a rope around the sun to see the march begin? The avalanche has spoken what do you hear?
Run all the way, let me feel the earth come down
Crawl as you fade, and we feel the earth come down

MR. COMPROMISE (Odd Logic)
I am, the one you want to know
Ask me anything and I will tell them
My whisper echoes everywhere they go
Arbitrator of the mind and soul

I beg for outcomes unheard of
I plead for things I’m not sure of
One day all sides may agree to love
Say you will and this ends

I live in middle ground
Where the mind’s always moving against the world
Faces and personalities
All sides defending the voices coming in

I beg for outcomes unheard of
I plead for things I’m not sure of
One day all sides may agree to love
Say you will and this ends
Searching for you, stumbling through night
Scaling cliff sides, wondering where you hide
Searching for you, meddling for light
Probing for life, seeking where you hide
Searching for you

THEY WHISPER (Beardfish)
I’m circling your conscience
Tip tap toeing slowly
Any day now

You dream the wildest dreams
The kind that fly by night
Any day now

And then when morning comes
You can’t tell me where you’ve been
Any day now you’ll let me in

There’s no way of reasoning
With a primeval mind
And the harder i try, the harder I will fall
And she’ll be running when the voices call
They whisper her name from somewhere
Hiding in clouds of conductive air
Though I’m kicking and screaming
I know she’ll leave me here
To whom it may concern
Let in the morning light
I’m drawn back in to your world
Where depression is king
You speak of dying stars
You say they started wars
Any day now

I crawl by your feet to heal
The powers you don’t know that you hold
Are the ones I can steal
Any day now you’ll let me in
You’ll let me in
You’ll let me in

To whom it may concern
Let in the morning light
I’m drawn back in to your world
Where depression is king

And I shall forever burn

VOICES (Alice in Chains)
Who am I, is this me
Am I one of the team
I’ve gone cold, hard to deal
Used to stand where I kneel
Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says
I want more, than I need
I don’t know what is real
Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says
Anytime I listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says
Whispering their names, faces, uniforms I’ve worn
And now that is gone
Always climbing, to fall down again
Holding onto everything that’s not what it seems
I’ve been told, dreaming’s free
Think I’ll go back to sleep
Everybody listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says
Anytime I listen
Voices in my head
Everybody listen
Does yours say what mine says
Calling out the names, faces, uniforms I’ve worn
And all that is gone
Always climbing, to fall down again
Holding onto everything that’s not what it seems

NORMAL (Porcupine Tree)
Here is my car, my phone and my TV
I’ve got it all, but you can see through me
But am I here? It’s kind of hard to tell
I do a good impression of myself
But what’s normal now anyhow?
Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way wish away each day
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day
Prescription drugs, they help me through the day
And that restraining order keeps me well at bay
And what’s normal now, anyway?
Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way wish away each day
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day
Sullen and bored the kids stay
And in this way wish away each day
Stoned in the mall the kids play
And in this way wish away each day
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little sentimental
Wish I was old and a little

GOLD DISTANCE (Instr.) (Between the Buried and Me)

COLD DARK PLACE (Mastodon)
I love your face and the things that you do
Make me warm sometimes when I’m away
I guess you’d say that at the end of the day
You’ll be the only person here that exists
You left my heart in some cold dark place
Where your love grows on a vine and I see it all the time
I didn’t mean a word that I said
When I was lying to your face about being alone
I’ve gone away forever
I’ve gone away
I’ve gone away forever
I’ve gone away
I reach out to touch you baby
You’re not there
You reach out to hold my hand
Please don’t you dare
‘Cause I’ve gone away forever
I’ve gone away
I’ve gone away forever
I’ve gone away
I reach out to hug you baby
You’re not around
You reach out to kiss my face
Please not right now
What can I say that hasn’t been said before
One hundred times before you took the dog
And I wish I knew how to breathe again
I fear I’m gonna die inside my skin
This has gotta be the last time that we fight
Or go at each other’s throats
Will you go, as I want to mend?

OPAL (Soen)
In your heart lies a devotion for starting pyres
To drown your brother within the mire
You pledged allegiance to gold
In your art, your words laid out in a vacuous manner
The mind is there but the soul is absent
With smoke and mirrors you reign
Time will show
Throwing your own
Into the fire
Vengeance comes
One day we’ll form a
Tidal wave
Come rushing all over and
Come tear down this wall of lies until nothing remains
Turn away, beware don’t be led astray
By vultures that turn our temple to a house of trade
Sleeper kin
A popinjay with a gaudy plumage
Proclaiming lies like a gutless coward
Until your senses are numb
Tidal wave
Come rushing all over and
Come tear down this wall of lies until nothing remains
Turn away, beware don’t be led astray
By vultures that turn our temple to a house of trade
And I know
Yes I know
That all this little things
Are coming back to haunt you
They’ll tear you down in the end
Colliding with your dreams
And burning all you stand for
Turn away, don’t be led astray
From false perceptions
No more lies, no more disguise
No false pretenders
Stand your ground
Don’t wander away
Don’t fall apart
Ask yourself, in trouble
Am I my brother’s keeper

WE ARE (Karinvool)
I know there’s something wrong stop making it up
We’re too proud to see we’ve lost more than our trust
And now there’s nothing left, well’s dead and dried up
Its disease has left a foul taste in our cup
It just keeps on flowing
And we drift on knowing
It just keeps on flowing
This babble from our mouth
Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on shuffling in order and in line
Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
Stare into the light
And it feels familiar for good reason
I want us to break the case we’re in
With one of the tools of this catatonic skin
Remove all the parts
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Lets reset it all
Lets reset it all
Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, a small price to pay to be
In control and rebirth what our future’s meant to be
Who we are I fear most of the time
So carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Let’s reset it all (we are, we are, we are)
Let’s reset it all (we are, we are, we are)
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness

KING (Tesseract)
You died within me
The boatmen came to sail me down the river
Bind me up with visions of a blind man
I operate this way
Turn nothing into gold
Death on such an ugly day
You dine like a king on top of the world
You show us all
That forgiveness is the weakest call
And now revenge
Against that grudge inside your tiny head
Remove the crown of absolution
Let the retribution fly
The king has all the king has all
But words can kill and maim and take their toll
And you massacre my dreams at night
And eat away at every thought
Until we take control
The king has all totalitarian and carnivore
Bow down submit to me and kiss the ground
Until it’s safe to breathe and coexist again
Bow down submit to me and kiss the ground
Until it’s safe to live and coexist again
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
But the sun always shines for you
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
You’d kill to find me
But the crown above my head is deadly
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you
They’re taking away the freedom to be just you

CULLING VOICES (Tool)
Disembodied voices deepen my
Suspicious tendencies
Conversations we’ve never had
Imagined interplay
Psychopathy
Don’t you dare point that at me
Heated altercations we’ve never had
so I’m told
Yet guided by them all
Every single one
Psychopathy
Misleading me over and over and over
Judge, condemn, and banish any and everyone
Without evidence
Only the whispers from within
Psychopathy
Misleading me over and over
Psychopathy
Misleading me over and over and over
Don’t you dare point that at me
Don’t you dare point that at me
Don’t you dare point that at
Don’t you dare
Don’t you dare
Don’t you dare point that
Don’t you dare
Don’t you dare
Don’t you dare point that at

THE VAMPYRE OF TIME AND MEMORY (Queens of the Stone Age)
I want God to come and take me home
‘Cause I’m all alone in this crowd
Who are you to me? Who am I supposed to be?
Not exactly sure anymore
Where’s this going to? Can I follow through?
Or just follow you for a while?
Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love
Ain’t no confusion here, it is as I feared
The illusion that you feel is real
To be vulnerable is needed most of all
If you intend to truly fall apart
You think the worst of all is far behind
The vampire of time and memories has died
I survived. I speak, I breathe,
I’m incomplete
I’m alive – hooray!
You’re wrong again
‘Cause I feel no love
Does anyone ever get this right?
Does anyone ever get this right?
I feel no love, I feel no love

AEON BLUE APOCALYPSE (Instr.) (Tool)

OCEANIA (Smashing Pumpkins)
No one can love you
‘Cause no one can free you
Lovers can’t touch you
‘Cause lovers might reach you, yeah
I’m so alone, so alone
But better than a wretched world
Better than a broken pearl
I’m so alone, so alone
Better than I ever was
Better than a just laid cause
Night may keep you sworn
May bring you storms
From chest to stern
The journey’s blessed
The warnings circumspect
With dreams I’ve had
With dreams I’ve had
And still she’s gone
And still she’s gone
Night will fill your rest
Negate you best
With dreams I’ve had
With dreams I’ve had
Oh would I follow you
How could I have ever doubted you?
Sweet baby, nurture me
Sweet lady, if you please
Try the way on me
Try the way on me
Try the way on me
Just try the way on me
Try the way
Skirt the cliffs of your illusion
Find the faith on me
My mistake as the last remaining soldier
Was to take the place of you
Love the way
Love the way and learn
Try the way
Cast off your indecision
Face to face we breathe
Try the way
Cast off your indecision
Face to face we breathe

ALONE AT SEA (The Pineapple Thief)
This is our time
What’s to live for?
This is our time
Nothing more
Look to the sky
It cannot help you
It all melts away
In our drug addled minds
Oh, who cares, who cares?
Oh, who cares, who cares?
Give me your hand
And lets take it
Give me your hand
And we’ll dance to the end
Oh, who cares, who cares?
Oh, who cares
What’s on the other side
You and me
Alone at sea
And I know
We know
This is suicide
You can see
It’s you and me
So hold on, hold on
To this suicide
Give me your hand
And I’ll take it
Give me your hand
And let’s dance to the end
Oh, who cares, who cares?
Oh, who cares
What’s on the other side
You and me
Alone at sea
And I know
We know
This is suicide
You can see
It’s you and me
So hold on, hold on
To this suicide

CHLORINE AND WINE (Baroness)
When I called on my nursemaid
Come sit by my side
But she cuts through my rib cage
Pushes the pills deep in my eyes
(Eyes, eyes, eyes…)
The taste was much sweeter
Than chlorine and wine
And my doctor’s unable
Cut through the cable
Leads to my mind
(Mind, mind, mind…)
In spite of the winter
There’s ways to keep warm
Whatever you give me
Please know that I’ll
Ask you for more
(More, more, more…)
The day I stopped swimming
Came out of the tide
I’d never felt so uncomfortably numb
Here by your side
(Side, side, side…)
Black rose on the bed
Turning to fire
Black rose in the vein
Shine in your eye
Please
Don’t lay me down
Under the rock where I found
My place in the ground
Hope for the fathers and sons
Black rose on the bed
Turning to fire
Black rose in the vein
Shine in your eye
Please
Don’t lay me down
Under the rocks where I’ve found
My place in the ground
Hope for the fathers and sons

HARVEST (Opeth)
Stay with me awhile
Rise above the vile
Name my final rest
Poured into my chest
Into the orchard, I walk peering way past the gate
Wilted scenes for us who couldn’t wait
Drained by the coldest caress
Stalking shadows ahead
Halo of death
All I see is departure
Mourner’s lament but it’s me who’s the martyr
Pledge yourself to me
Never leave me be
Sweat breaks on my brow
Given time ends now
Into the orchard, I walk peering way past the gate
Wilted scenes for us who couldn’t wait
Drained by the coldest caress
Stalking shadows ahead
Halo of death
All I see is departure
Mourner’s lament but it’s me who’s the martyr
Spirit painted sin
Embers neath my skin
Veiled in pale embrace
Reached and touched my face
Into the orchard, I walk peering way past the gate
Wilted scenes for us who couldn’t wait
Drained by the coldest caress
Stalking shadows ahead
Halo of death
All I see is departure
Mourner’s lament but it’s me who’s the martyr

LUNATIC SOUL (Lunatic Soul)
I can’t describe what’s going on with me
A different nature moving rapidly
Being halfway here and halfway somewhere else
My whole life starts to flash in front of me
I’m overwhelmed in joy, quiet and peace
All words I know are three-dimensional
I feel all troubles are gone
I feel all troubles are gone
Timelessness, ineffability
I glimpse the spirits of my relatives
I see the others, the being of light
Shifting through a tunnel, long and dark
I regret all those things that I had left undone
And I wish I could fix everything that was wrong
I wish I could tell you how sorry I am
This is not the end
It’s the start of something that I’m really scared of
That I’m scared to life
I’m scared to life
I’m scared to life
I’m scared to life

MK 1 (Instr.) (Radiohead)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour:  EP 40:  Down the Rabbit Hole Parts: 1, 2 & 3

May 13, 2pm

As the stars would align to have my 40th episode coincide with Skeevy’s 50th birthday and a trip to Vegas to see the Damned, affording me an opportunity to run a six hour set. I chose the Damned as my central protagonist and how they represent 60’s garage rock in their sound and built the three sets from there.
Skeevy & Bouldt join me remotely from Vegas during set one and DJ Mike Ruffin joins me for set three.
Sets one and two are together in a four hour set and set 3 is an additional streamed file.

Podcasts

Podcasts

SET ONE
1. Journey to the Center of the Mind by the Amboy Dukes
2. MIC BREAK: Hello: Nose Punch by John Lurie
3. White Rabbit by the Damned
4. Alice Said by the Screaming Trees
5. Psychotic Reaction by Count Five
6. My Little Red Book by Love
7. David Watts by the Kinks
8. Tell Me Something Good by Lee “Scratch” Perry
9. Outside Chance by the Turtles
10. Snowblind Friend by Steppenwolf
11. Gloria by Simple Minds
12. MIC BREAK: Vesuvio’s by John Lurie
13. The Green Manalishi by Fleetwood Mac
14. Hot Rails to Hell by Blue Oyster Cult
15. Evil Hearted You by the Yardbirds
16. She Bangs the Drums by the Stone Roses
17. Do Your Thing by the Temptations
18. Got to Give it Up, Part 1 by Marvin Gaye
19. You’re Gonna Miss Me by the 13th Floor Elevators
20. Bad Time for Bonzo by the Damned
21. Maggie M’Gill by the Doors
22. MIC BREAK: Skeevy and Johnny from Vegas
23. Let Me Comb Your Hair by Psychic Temple
24. Canaveral by Shellac
25. Johnny Was a Good Boy by the Mystery Trend
26. Who’ll Be the Next in Line by Queens of the Stone Age
27. Mexican Seafood by Nirvana
28. Lava Lamp Pisco by the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
29. The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie
30. Helter Skelter by Siouxsie and the Banshees
31. MIC BREAK: Green Onion by Booker T & the MG’s
32. I’m Five Years Ahead of Your Time by the Third Bardo
33. Take Warning by Operation Ivy
34. Collage by the James Gang
35. Stone Free by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
36. This Magic Moment by Lou Reed
37. MIC BREAK: Nose Punch (Short Version) by John Lurie

SET TWO
38. Smash it Up, Parts 1 & 2 by the Damned
39. I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night by the Electric Prunes
40. Monkey Gone to Heaven by the Pixies
41. Spy World by Wall of Voodoo
42. Miki’s Lush Beehive by the Mermen (mid song mic interruption…blah blah blah)
43. Trouble Every Day by the Mothers of Invention
44. I Can’t Quit Her by Blood, Sweat & Tears
45. Spazz by the Elastik Band
46. Let There Be More Light by Pink Floyd
47. When I Was Young by Eric Burdon and the Animals
48. Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
49. Freak Scene by Dinosaur Jr.
50. Egg Man by the Beastie Boys
51. Chocolate Drops by Iggy Pop
52. Eloise by the Damned
53. MIC BREAK: Can’t Be Still by Booker T & The MG’s
54. Requiem for a Dying Creed by Hypnos 69
55. Me & Mr. Jones by Amy Winehouse
56. Outta Me, Onto You by Ani DiFranco
57. Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
58. MIC BREAK: Romantic Walk by John Lurie
59. Basement by the Modern Sons
60. Tried and True by Ween
61. Don’t Look Back by the Remains
62. Incense and Peppermints by the Strawberry Alarm Clock
63. Did You See the Words by the Animal Collective
64. Alone Again Or by the Damned
65. Evil by UFO
66. MIC BREAK OUT: Chili at Airport by John Lurie

SET THREE
67. If I Had My Way by Thee Oh Sees
68. MIC BREAK: Chili Hot by US3
69. Plan 9 Channel 7 by the Damned
70. Shooting Star by Anekdoten
71. Astronomy Domine by Voivod
72. 2000 Light Years from Home by the Rolling Stones
73. Space Junk by Wang Chung
74. MIC BREAK: DJ Ruffin Presents
75. Dirty Water by the Standells
76. Time Won’t Let Me by the Outsiders
77. Slow Death by the Flamin’ Groovies
78. Folsom Prison Blues by Bloody Gultch
79. MIC BREAK: DJ Ruffin (Pastor Ruffin)
80. I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts by X
81. Dust Devil by Madness
82. Play With Fire by Cobra Verde
83. Not Alright by Storm, Inc.
84. Talk Talk by Prong
85. Stay Clean by Motorhead
86. Stupid Marriage by the Specials
87. MIC BREAK: Panacea by the Greyboy Allstars
88. Bad Shit by Porno for Pyros
89. Merchandise by Fugazi
90. Red Smoke by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
91. Magic Carpet Ride by Bedlam
92. Impossible Winner by the Dead Weather
93. Fortune’s Favor by Dizzy Twin
94. Why Must I Cry by Peter Tosh
95. I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will be Forever) by Stevie Wonder (Mic Intrusions by the Alchemist and DJ Ruffin)
96. Stay With Me by the Faces

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #038: Alchemy in Wonderland

April 28, 10pm

Welcome back fellow Alchemists. Tonight we are going down the rabbit hole to explore some of the newer music in my collection including some tracks that are less than a week old.

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SET LIST

1. Conspiranoia by Primus from Conspiranoia (2022) 11:31
2. SIGN ON MIC BREAK: Penny by Odd Logic from Penny For Your Thoughts (2017) 1:12
3. The Dripping Tap by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from Omnium Gatherum (2022) 18:17
4. Ear of the Universe by Smokemaster from Smokemaster (2020) 10:24
5. MIC BREAK: Shatner’s Lament by Thank You Scientist from Terraformer (2019) 1:13
6. Gates of Dawn by KnightressM1 from Dreams and Devastation (2020) 5:31
7. Width of a Circle by Opeth from Width of a Circle Single (2019) 5:31
8. Acid Dent by the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets from Night Gnomes (2022) 3:41
9. The Children of Coyote Woman by All Them Witches from Nothing as the Ideal (2020) 3:36
10. No Return by Craig Wedren & Anna Warnoker, Main Theme Single from Showtime TV Series Yellowjackets (2022) 1:33
11. MIC BREAK: Doom Saloon by Clutch from Psychic Warfare (2015) 1:13
12. Strange Earth Illusion by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Vertigo (2021) 11:35
13. He Walked In by Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds from Swinging from the Sean DeLear (2021) 14: 09
14. MIC BREAK: Interglacial by The Mercury Tree from Spidermilk (2019) 1:45
15. End of Forever by Samsara Blues Experiment from End of Forever (2021) 7:56
16. Savage Lands by Mastodon from Hushed & Grim (2021) 4:25
17. The Silent Revelation by Leprous from Aphelion (2021) 5:45
18. Days of Future Past by Iron Maiden from Senjutsu (2021) 4:04
19. SIGN OFF MIC BREAK: The End of Everything by Trivium from Ascendency (2005) 1:21
20. Into the Storm by Gojira from Fortitude (2021) 5:02

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #037: Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before it is Recycled

April 22, 1am

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Welcome back fellow alchemical surrealists. Tonight’s show engages with the troublesome state of humanity and the planet we inhabit. There are lots of spoken word segments interwoven throughout the musical selections that are constructed to bring up an emotional response. I recommend you listen to this podcast in headphones to get the full experience.

Set List:
1. INTRO: Olives by Devin Townsend from Terria (2001) (3:21)
2. The New Math (What He Said) by OSI from the Office of Strategic Influence (2002) (3:36)
3. OSI by OSI from the Office of Strategic Influence (2002) (3:48)
4. One Planet by Carl Sagan, Moon Hooch & Tonio Sagan from One Planet (2022) (4:11)
5. Let’s Talk About Cars by the Butthole Surfers from Electric Larryland (1996) (4:34)
6. Dear World by Nine Inch Nails from Not Actual Events (2016) (4:07)
7. Imaginal Cells by Machine Head from Bloodstone & Diamonds (2014) (3:36)
8. MIC BREAK: Teenage Lightning 1 by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) 1:50)
9. Global Warming by Gojira From Mars to Syria (2005) (7:51)
10. Overt Enemy by Slayer from Diabolus in Musica (1998) (4:42)
11. N.W.O. by Ministry from Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992) (5:31)
12. Bread and Circus by Puscifer from Existential Reckoning (2020) (6:28)
13. MIC BREAK: Anchor’s Lament by Baroness from Gold & Grey (2019) (1:40)
14. Intermediate Jesus/Humanity is a Virus (feat. Hugo Weaving) by Porcupine Tree from Signify and including the Agent Smith monologue to Morpheus from the Matrix (1996/1999) (7:29)
15. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B) by White Zombie from La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1 (1992) (0:25)
16. After the Flesh by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult from the Movie Soundtrack to The Crow (1995) (3:00)
17. Earth Day by Devin Townsend from Terria (2001) (9:35)
18. MIC BREAK: New Number Order by Shellac from 1000 Hurts (2000) (1:40)
19. Blood of the Past (feat. Kate Tempest) by The Comet is Coming from Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery (2019) (8:15)
20. Exist (feat. Neal Degrasse Tyson) by Avenged Sevenfold from the Stage (2016) (15:39)
21. MIC BREAK: Reclamation by Lamb of God from Wrath (2009) (7:07)
22. The Last Astronaut by the Butthole Surfers from the Weird Revolution (2001) (4:08)
23. Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled by Porcupine Tree from Lightbulb Sun (2000) (4:50)
24. MIC BREAK: Many as One by the Broun Felinis from Aphrokubist Improvisations Vol.9 (1995) (0:35)
25. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) (2:13)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #036: Baseball (and other signs that spring has sprung.)

April 15, 12am

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Baseball is near and dear to my heart. It is the true signal that spring has sprung to me. Not that flowers blooming and warmer weather bringing out the more colorful of us into light isn’t worth celebrating as well. This show is dedicated to spring and the romance of baseball. Thank you to Johhny “Bouldt” Reynolds and DJ Ruff for joining me in this expression of our national pastime and the warmth of spring. Hope springs eternal.

1. Mr. Blue Sky-Electric Light Orchestra
2. It’s Hard Not to be Romantic About Baseball-Montage
3. MIC BREAK: A Change is Gonna Come-Oz Noy
4. Who’s on First?-Abbott and Costello
5. Rocky Mountain Way-Joe Walsh
6. Call Me the Breeze-J.J. Cale
7. Just Kissed My Baby-The Meters
8. Lollygaggers-Bull Durham
9. Short Skirt/Long Jacket-Cake
10. You’re from the 60’s-Field of Dreams
11. I Live in the Springtime-The Lemon Drops
12. Nothing But Flowers-Talking Heads
13. MIC BREAK: East St. Louis Toodaloo-Steely Dan
14. Try a Little Tenderness-Otis Redding
15. Scarlet Begonias-Sublime
16. Announce My Presence with Authority-Bull Durham
17. Analog Kid-Rush
18. Pitching against Time-Vin Scully For Love of the Game
19. The Boys are back in Town-Thin Lizzy
20. Whatever’s Left-For Love of the Game
21. Spring MCMLXXIV (1974)-Opeth
22. People Will Come, Ray-Field of Dreams
23. MIC BREAK: Days of Wine and Roses-Pat Martino
24. I Want Parkman-Major League II
25. Wild Thing-Band of Gypsys
26. Arizona-Scorpions
27. Ty Cobb-Soundgarden
28. And the Flowers They’ll Bloom-The Mermen (with various film sound from several Baseball Movies)
29. Centerfield-John Fogerty

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Ep 035: Allied Forces Ep #3: The Atrocities of War

April 9, 7pm

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Allied Forces Episode #3: Skeevy and the Alchemist combine forces with the added splendor of Jonny Boudlt Reynolds and special contribution from Deathwish on the topic of War (and Hardcore) with a couple side tracked tracks for, well, the hell of it.

Part one occurred during the Skeevy Side show from 8pm to 10 pm on 4/6/2012
Part two occurred during the Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour from 10-Midnight on 4/6/2012

SET 1:
1. War Pigs-Sacred Reich
2. God’s Zoo-Death Cult
3. Look Back and Laugh-Minor Threat
4. Ezekiel 25:17-Samual L. Jackson
5. Jihad-Slayer
6. It’s an Action-Poison Idea
7. Man In Blue-State of Alert
8. Psy-Ops Dispatch-Thee Oh Sees
9. Wardance-Killing Joke
10. New York City Tonight-GG Allen and the Jabbers
11. The Prisoner-D.O.A.
12. Too Many Puppies-Primus
13. Bulls-All Them Witches
14. No More War-Burning Spear
15. Who Am I?-Void
16. Annihilation-Crucifix
17. Indians-Anthrax
18. Rise of the Fall-Faith No More
19. Anti-Warfare-U.K. Dubs
20. You’re Just a Joke-Admit You’re Shit
21. Unity-Operation Ivy
22. Turn the Other Way-Fishbone
23. They Saved Hitler’s Brain-Unnatural Axe
24. Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition-Impatient Youth
25. Ashes of the Wake-Lamb of God
26. War?-System of a Down
27. Vengeance-The Fix
28. Abolish Government-T.S.O.L.
29. Make the Leaders Fight-Special Forces
30. Masters of War-Bob Dylan
31. For What It’s Worth-Buffalo Springfield
32. Tooling for Anus-The Meatmen
33. War Games/New Breed/Live for Now-Iron Cross
34. Baby, Baby-The Vibrators
35. It’s a Mistake-Men at Work (carries over into next Podcast)

SET 2:
1. It’s a Mistake-Men at Work (carry over from first set)
2. When the Tigers Broke Free-Pint Floyd
3. Rockets and Penises in the Persian Gulf-George Carlin
4. Dad’s Gonna Kill Me-Richard Thompson
5. War Again-Oingo Boingo
6. Can I Sit Next To You Girl-AC/DC
7. Gimme Shelter-The Rolling Stones
8. The Unknown Soldier-The Doors
9. Hollywood-999
10. Spanish Bombs-The Clash
11. Zombie-The Cranberries
12. The Stray Cat Strut-The Stray Cats
13. Jean Vibrato-The Marauders
14. Resistance-Muse
15. White Flags-Fates Warning
16. Justice For All-Social Distortion
17. Race War-The Unaware
18. Battle Creek-Bent Knee
19. Psalms Alive-Baroness
20. War/No More Trouble-Bob Marley & The Wailers
21. The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth-Bad Brains
22. The Rooster-Alice in Chains
23. Eyes of the Insane-Slayer
24. World War III-D.O.A.
25. Cheap Tragedies-The Avengers
26. Let’s Have a War-Fear

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Ep #034=A Little Mischief

April 1, 6pm

Welcome back my fellow Alchemical Adepts. Episode #034 of the Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: A Little Mischief. Not really a set theme, just some cool tunes and a few guests including: Deathwish, Skeevy, Bolt Reynolds, Li Po and Gatsby.

Podcasts

SET LIST:

Feet Don’t Fail Me Now by Queens of the Stone Age from Villains (2017)

MIC BREAK: Pause by Adrian Belew from Side One (2005

One Step Beyond by Madness from One Step Beyond (1979)

Corazon of Doubt by Project NFidelikah from Project NFidelikah (2016)

Cocainium by Baroness from Yellow & Green (2012)

Too Numb by O.R.k. from Soul of an Octopus (2017)

Once We Were…by Monkey3 from The 5th Sun (2013)

MIC BREAK: Interglacial by The Mercury Tree from Spidermilk (2019)

Peach by Slothrust from the Pact (2018)

Westminster by The Bob Lazar Story from Ghost of Foodstool (2014)

Detachable Penis by King Missile from Happy Hour (1992)

Born Stupid by Paul Leary from Born Stupid (2021)

Monday’s Ain’t Free by DäG from We’re Pretty Sure We Know What We’re Doing (2022)

Do Ya Like Dags? From the Movie Snatch (2000)

Thirsty Dog by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from Let Love In (1994)

MIC BREAK: Rising Son by Steve Kilbey from Unearthed (1987)

Chase the Devil by Lee “Scratch” Perry, Max Romeo and the Upsetters from Super Ape/Return of Super Ape Reissue (2012) Originally released by Max Romeo on War Ina Babylon (1976)

Hideaway by John Mayall and the Blues Breakers from Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966)

The Golden Lady by John Medeski’s Mad Skillet from Mad Skillet (2018)

Southern Sunset by Samsara Blues Experiment from End of Forever (2021)

MIC BREAK: Translation 1 by Sex Mob from Dime Grind Palace (2003)

Of the New Day by Porcupine Tree from Closure/Continuation (2022)

Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from Polygondwanaland (2017)

Eracist by Mr. Bungle from the Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny (2020)

Micro Aggressions by Animals as Leaders from Parrhesia (2022)

MIC BREAK: Rematch by Scar Tissue from Obscurity (2010)

Acid Rain by Riverside from Wasteland (2018)

Burn by the Cure from the Crow Soundtrack (1995)

Lights Out by All Them Witches from Nothing as the Ideal (2020)

MIC BREAK: Asahi by Animals as Leaders from Parrhesia (2022)

Seeing Red by Killing Joke from Killing Joke (2003)

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #033: The Spirit of Radio (Fundraiser Special)

March 24, 7pm

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Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #033: Spirit of Radio (Fundraiser Special)

Hello Fellow Alchemy Adepts. This week’s show is all about our wonderful station and our shows. Promotion of our fundraiser on Sunday 3/27 at the Make Out Room, and celebration of the medium of radio with a bunch of songs about ….well…the radio. Thanks to Skeevy, Bolt Reynolds (Skeevy Side Show) and DJ Ruffin (LP Lounge) for hanging out and contributing some banter to the show…..I can’t banter with myself without someone wanting to take me a way. Enjoy.

Set List:
1. Spirit of Radio-Rush
2. MIC BREAK: Marine Radio-Brian Eno & Jah Wobble (Talking about our Sunday Lineup)
3. Radio Radio-Elvis Costello
4. On My Radio-The Selector
5. Modern Industry?-Fishbone
6. KOME-Dennis Erectus
7. MIC BREAK: Radio 7-David Holmes (Talking about our Monday Lineup)
8. Lay Your Hands on Your Radio-Wolfman Jack
9. Mexican Radio-Wall of Voodoo
10. The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)-The Doors
11. God is in the Radio-Queens of the Age
12. That’s Why God Made the Radio-The Beach Boys
13. MIC BREAK (Talking Tuesday Shows and the Full line up for our Fundraiser)
14. The End of Radio-Shellac
15. Do You Remember Rock n Roll Radio-The Ramones
16. Blanche Complains John Doesn’t Love Her-The Bickersons
17. MIC BREAK: It’s all about Wednesdays
18. Stone Trek Introduction-Greg Stone
19. Blood on the Radio-Thank You Scientist
20. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter-Nirvana
21. Radio/Video-System of a Down
22. MIC BREAK: Hello Thursday!
23. Radio-Rancid
24. Radio Lover-Cheap Trick
25. Dr. Demento Rules
26. MIC BREAK: TGIF
27. Video Killed the Radio Star-The Buggles
28. MIC BREAK: It’s Saturday and Farewll…Show up Sunday Thank you.
29. Radio Ga Ga-Queen

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #032: Skatterbox #3

March 19, 4pm

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A Skatterbox Session is a form of reconstructive art. Imagine a collection of pristine albums, movies, and stand up comedy routines preserved perfectly in stained glass. Put those into a box. Shake the shit out of the box until everything is broken into a gazillon pieces, then dump out the contents and decorate the box with the broken pieces to form something unique. That is what you will experience here. As always, the Alchemist asks you to please enjoy responsibility.
Set List
1. Videodrones: Questions (0:44) by Trent Reznor from the Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997)
2. M1A1 (3:49) by Gorillaz from Gorillaz (2001)
3. X-Men Doctrine and Decloration/General P. Counterintelligence (2:10) by General Patton vs. The Executioners from Joint Special Operations Task Force
4. Sixteen Saltines (2:37) by Jack White from Blunderbuss (2012)
5. Breaking Alchemy (0:12)
6. MIC BREAK: Salamanders in the Sun (2:25) by Steve Vai from Flex-able (1984)
7. When Do You Reign? (0:42) by Psychic Temple featuring Xololaxinxo from Houses of the Holy (2020)
8. Happy Family (4:24) by King Crimson from Lizard (1970)
9. Brute Squad (0:05) from the Princess Bride (1987)
10. Under the Influence of Meat Puppets (1:58) by fIREHOSE from Ragin’ Full On (1986)
11. Rabbit Ho/Captain Stupido (2:19) by Thundercat from Drunk (2017)
12. Towerblock (6:14) by Frost from Falling Satellites (2016)
13. The Storm (0:52) by Patrick Moraz from The Story of I (1976)
14. MIC BREAK: Madrid’s Gift of Art (3:42) by Maudlin of the Well from Bath (2001)
15. Seven Evil Exes (0:27) from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)
16. Fuck the Facts (0:14) by John Zorn from Naked City (1990)
17. I Hate the Supreme Court (0:27) from Desperate Living (1977)
18. Miracle Pigeon (2:28) by Bird and Buildings from Multipurpose Trap (2013)
19. Communist Day Care Center/Wrong Number (0:44) from Desperate Living (1977)
20. Throw Away the Key (2:22) by Storm Large from Crazy Enough (2009)
21. I’ll Take Good Care of You (0:11) from Misery (1990)
22. Sunshine (5:20) by Bent Knee from Shiny Eyed Babies (2014)
23. Paul Learns the Truth (0:20) from Misery (1990)
24. Hey Joe (7:12) by Robert Plant from Dreamland (2002)
25. MIC BREAK: Hu Hviss-A Ship (1:28) by Mum from Summer Make Good (2004)
26. Different Rhythms-Different People (1:17) by Us3 from Hand on the Torch (1993)
27. Hollywood Swinging (3:37) by T.R.A.M. from Lingua Franca (2012)
28. Shark Sandwich (0:08) from This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
29. Boycott (2:14) by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound (2007)
30. I’m Fuckin’ Lou (1:38) from Fightclub (1999)
31. Rock Star (5:10) by Fishbone from Chim Chim’s Badass Revenge (1996)
32. Divine Filth (2:19) by Dead Cross from Dead Cross (2017)
33. Big Rubbery One (0:04) from Fight Club (1999)
34. Mile Markers (3:47) by the Dead Weather from Dodge and Burn (2015)
35. Madonna Speech (0:59) from Reservoir Dogs (1992)
36. Bawlz (5:39) by Ghost Note from Ghost Note Swagism (2018)
37. What a Phone Call Should Be (0:54) by George Carlin from It’s Bad For Ya (2008)
38. MIC BREAK: Bystander (4:19) by Scar Tissue from Obscurity
39. I’ll Be Back (0.01) from Terminator (1984)
40. Big Bang (4:00) by Frightwig from Hit Return EP (2013)
41. Inconceivable (0:02) from the Princess Bride (1987)
42. What Are You Gonna Do (3:23) by Paul Leary from Born Stupid (2021)
43. Suck Each Other (0:03) from The Expendables (2010)
44. Some Kind of Nature (3:0) by Gorillaz featuring Lou Reed from Plastic Beach (2010)
45. Know Your Enemy (4:56) by Rage Against the Machine featuring Maynard James Keenan from Rage Against the Machine (1992)
46. You Have No Rights (5:14) by George Carlin from It’s Bad For Ya (2008)
47. MIC BREAK: Nostalgia (1:57) by Frank Gambale, Steve Smith & Stuart Ham from The Light Beyond (2000)
48. Eating Machine (0:56) by Giant Squid from Metridium Fields (2014)
49. Bigger Boat (0:03) from Jaws (1975)
50. Sharks (2:23) by Morphine from Yes (1994)
51. Lunch (0:05) from Jaws (1975)
52. MIC BREAK: Number Seven (1:18) by fIREHOSE from Mr. Machinery Operator (1993)
53. Farewell & Adieu (0:21) from Jaws (1975)
54. Paraguay (6:25) by Iggy Pop from Post Pop Depression (2016)