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Episode #034: A Little Mischief
March 30, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #034: A Little Mischief
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.



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)

Episode #033: Spirit of Radio (Fundraiser Special)
March 23, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #033: Spirit of Radio (Fundraiser Special)
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 and DJ Ruffin 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
28. MIC BREAK: It’s Saturday and Farewll…Show up Sunday Thank you.
29. Radio Ga Ga-Queen


Episode #032: Skatterbox Session #3
March 16, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #032: Skatterbox Session #3

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)


Episode #031: Honoring Women's Empowerment
March 9, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #031: Honoring Women's Empowerment
This was joint effort with the Skeevy Side Show. There are four hours of show prior to this segment you should listen to.

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour Episode #032: Women’s Empowerment Show

This is part three of the six hour event that includes four hours of Skeevy’s Side Show. Please check out the first two parts. Part 2 I join the crew and there is a set I provided for that segment of the show. Skeevy provided a segment in this show before heading out. His contribution is much appreciated and our collaborations will resume on other events in the future.
Set List:
1. Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
2. You Don’t Own Me by Dusty Springfield
3. Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra
4. Little Boy Blue by Holy Cole
MIC BREAK
5. Eight Miles Wide by Storm Large
Skeevy Set
6. Let’s Spend the Night Together by the Raunchettes
7. Think by Aretha Franklin (with the Blues Brothers)
8. Don’t Go by Yaz
9. Goodbye to You by Scandal
Alchemist Returns
10. I Wish I Had a Wooden Heart by the Free Association featuring Petra Jean Phillipson
11. Breathing Underwater by Hiatus Kaiyote
12. Jesus Asked Me Out Today by Amanda Jane and the God Rockets
MIC BREAK
13. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad by Lucinda Williams and Friend
14. The Deepest Lake by Dengue Fever
15. Didn’t Cha Know by Erykah Badu
16. Elephants by War Paint
MIC BREAK
17. Army of Me by Bjork
18. I’d Kill by Courtney Swain
19. Robots in the Garden by Autolux
20. Spoon by Boris
21. A Circus Tale by Dizzy Twin
22. My Crotch Does Not Say Go by Frightwig
MIC BREAK
23. More Than Living by Jess and the Ancient Ones
24. Slow Like Honey by Fionna Apple
25. The Facts About Jimmy by Shawn Colvin
26. Hazy Shade of Winter by The Bangles
27. Help Me by Joni Mitchell
MIC BREAK
28. The Parting Glass by Emily Kinney and Lauren Cohen






Episode #030: The Consequences of Day Drinking with David Lynch
March 2, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #030: The Consequences of Day Drinking with David Lynch


The experience is weird and suspenseful, humorous and horrifying. The set is littered with cuts from Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Lost Highway, Due and Wild at Heart. There are nearly 50 cuts mixed in thw the music. To list them all would be to tedious and take away from the surprise element.
David Lynch films are always as much sound collage as they are visual viscera. I feel like I have created a sound collage that David would revel in. The idea is to let your mind to the lifting where it comes to the visual aspect. I hope you enjoy listening to this as I did in its creation.

Set List
1. INTRO MIC BREAK: Police (1:40) by Angelo Badalamenti from the Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997)
2. Action (3:54) by the Scorpions from Lonesome Crow (1972)
3. Bad Boy (0:23) by Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern from Wild at Heart
4. Things Happen (4:22) by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1994)
5. No Plan (3:42) by David Bowie from the No Plan EP (2017)
6. MIC BREAK: 15 Ghosts II (1:53) by Nine Inch Nails from Ghosts (2008)
7. No Matter What You Do (6:55) by The Legendary Pink Dots from Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves (2006)
8. No Self Control (3:56) by Peter Gabriel from Peter Gabriel 3: Face Melt (1980)
9. Head Cut (4:24) by Siouxsie and the Banshees from Juju (1981)
10. Outer Temple (1:09) by Gong from The World of Daevid Allen and Gong Part 2 (2006)
11. Segue-Nathan Adler (1:01) by David Bowie from Outside (1995)
12. “You’ve Got a Killer Scene There, Man” (4:57) by Queens of the Stone Age (2005)
13. MIC BREAK: The Bookhouse Boys (3:30) by Angelo Badalamenti from Twin Peaks Soundtrack (1990)
14. Ossuary (4:50) by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum from In Glorious Times (2007)
15. Melting (5:27) by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from the Flying Microtonal Banana (2017)
16. Luses Fadas (7:07) by Poil from Sus (2019)
17. MIC BREAK: Haunting & Heartbreaking (2:09) by Angelo Badalamenti from the Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997)
18. Van Ministry (3:48) by Balls from Vasectomy (2005)
19. Come on Over (Turn Me On) Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan from Sunday at Devil Dirt (2008)
20. Disappearing (3:13) by the Screaming Trees from Uncle Anesthesia (1991)
21. Said the Shovel (4:37) by Thee Oh Sees from Protean Threat (2020)
22. Cricket Chronicles Revisited Part 1: Ask Your Doctor/Part 2: Psyde Effects (6:23) by The Claypool Lennon Delirium from South of Reality (2019)
23. MIC BREAK: Fats Revisited (2:32) by Angelo Badalamenti from the Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997)
24. Abandoner (4:48) by Steven Wilson from Insurgentes (2009)
25. Whatever Happened to Gus (4:26) by Medeski, Martin & Wood from Combustication (1998)
26. Via De Spectrum Road (7:58) by The Tony Williams Lifetime from Emergency! (1969)
27. Chocolate Jesus (3:55) by Tom Waits from Mule Variations (1999)
28. The Good Witch Visits Sailor (1:11) from Wild at Heart
29. Pink Cigarette (4:56) by Mr. Bungle from California (1999)
30. MIC BREAK FAREWELL: Hollywood Sunset (2:01) by Barry Adamson from the Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997)
31. Exit Music (for a Film) (4:25) by Radiohead from OK Computer (1997


Episode #029: A Celebration of Black History Month
February 23, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #029: A Celebration of Black History Month

When compiling this show, I found it difficult to exclude many artists and several tracks I wanted to get into this show did not make it. Next year. Two shows.

Set list
1. I Have a Dream (Stuff) (17:00) Full speech (8/28/1963) with Miles Davis “Stuff” music underbed from Miles in the Sky. (1968) Jazz
2. MIC BREAK: Take it or Leave it (2:13) by Miles Davis from the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (1968) Jazz Fusion
3. A Change is Gonna Come (3:11) by Sam Cooke from A Change is Gonna Come (1964) R&B/Soul
4. Strange Fruit (3:11) by Billie Holiday from Billy Remembers Billy (1939) Jazz
5. Mississippi Goddam (4:55) by Nina Simone from Live at Carnegie Hall (1964) Jazz
6. What’s Going On (3:53) by Marvin Gaye from What’s Going On (1971) R&B/Soul
7. Everyday People (2:21) by Sly and the Family Stone from Stand! (1969) R&B/Soul
8. Say it Loud-I’m Black and I’m Proud Part 1(2:46) by James Brown from Number 1’s (1969) R&B/Soul
9. MIC BREAK: Nine (2:06) by Madhouse from Madhouse 16 (1987) Jazz
10. Chocolate City (5:41) by Parliament from Chocolate City (1975) R&B/Soul
11. Slow Bus Movin’ (Howard Beach Party) (2:38) by Fishbone from Truth & Soul (1988) Alternative Rock
12. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (3:06) by Gil Scott Heron from Pieces of a Man (1970) Jazz/Soul
13. Move On Up (8:55) by Curtis Mayfield from Curtis (1970) Jazz/Soul
14. MIC BREAK: Junkie Chase (1:41) by Curtis Mayfield from Superfly
15. Premature Autopsies (Sermon) (16:23) Tribute to Duke Ellington by Winton Marsalis from The Majesty of the Blues (1988) Jazz
16. R.L.’s Story (6:18) by R.L. Burnside from Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down (2000) Blues
17. MIC BREAK: Paris (1:15) by Marcus Miller from Silver Rain (2005) Jazz
18. Sister Rosa (5:07) by the Neville Brothers from Live On Planet Earth (1994) R&B/Soul
19. Breakfast @ Denny’s (Uptown Version) (4:20) by Buckshot LeFonque from Buckshot LeFonque (1994) Jazz/Hip Hop
20. Living for the City (7:25) by Stevie Wonder from the Original Musiquarium (1982) R&B/Soul
21. Can You Get to That (2:52) by Funkadelic from Maggot Brain (1971) R&B/Soul
22. Redemption Song (3:55) by Bob Marley from Uprising (1980) Reggae
23. MIC BREAK: ….and We Out (2:06) by Buckshot LeFonque from Buckshot LeFonque (1994) Jazz
24. I Know The Caged Bird Sings (8:04) by Buckshot LeFonque featuring Maya Angelou from Buckshot LeFonque (1994) Jazz/Poetry


Episode #028: An Evening with Dizzy Twin
February 9, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #028: An Evening with Dizzy Twin
Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #028: An Evening with Dizzy Twin: Mia d’Bruzzi and Paul Simmans join the Alchemist in studio for some witty banter, stories, a few yuks, and to play some great tunes.

Set List:
1. Leonard by M.I.R.V. from Dancing Naked in a Minefield
2. Pavlov’s Palace by Dizzy Twin from Kaleidoscope

3. Alchemist Swing Montage (including:)
a. Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt
b. Magician Looks into the Future by Andy Tillson from Beardfish album The Void
c. Hu are Yu, Yu are Mi…what? from the movie Rush Hour with Chris Tucker, Henry O, Oanh Ngyuen and Jackie Chan.
d. What! From Toy Story featuring Tom Hanks
e. Suhmassshh by The Bob Lazar Story from Ghost of Foodstool
f. Big Rubbery One from the Fight Club featuring Edward Norton
g. Lermaninoff by Primus from Primus and the Chocolate Factory
h. Symbology from Boon Dock Saints featuring Willem Dafoe, Brian Mahoney and David Ferry
i. Say My Name from Breaking Bad featuring Bryan Cranston

4. Chlorodyne by Dizzy Twin from Empire

5. Crazy World by Frightwig from Hit Return EP
6. A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do by Frightwig from Hit Return EP

7. Lovely Head by Goldfrapp from Felt Mountain
8. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead from In Rainbows
9. Down is the New Up by Radiohead from in Rainbows Disk 2

10. Throwing Rocks by Mudwimmin from Mudwimmin

11. Clerkenwell Polka by Madness from The Liberty of Norton Folgate

12. Ball and Chain by Big Brother and the Holding Company from Cheap Thrills

13. He’s the Keeper of the Fire by Buffy Saint Marie from Illuminations
14. Astral Sabbat by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Astral Sabbat EP

15. The Vanishing by Dizzy Twin from Kaleidoscope


Episode #027: Recency Bias
February 2, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #027: Recency Bias
Hello fellow Alchemites and Confluxians. This week we are delving into the music I most recently have added to my collection. Most of that is brand new music, some if it is older content I recently became aware of, or just finally got around to picking up.
Special announcement: Next week for episode #028 we will have a special guest, Mia d’Bruzzi. Mia is one of the pioneers in the SF Punk Scene as a member of Frightwig and an Mudwimmin. We’ll be discussing her current project, Dizzy Twin, as well as her history in the SF scene, early and current influences, and future plans. It should be a fun evening, so be sure to tune in on 2/9/2022 for that.
Check out her web page at http://mamamiadbruzzi.com/
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Email me @ thealchemistofradiovalencia@gmail.com (like the hunchback of notre dame…but not.)
This weeks set list:
1. Interview (0:27) by I.E.M. (Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Headphone Dust (2005) Krautrock
2. BREAKING ALCHEMY (0.12)
3. FAKE MIC BREAK: Worship (1:41) by Anthrax from Worship Music (2011) Metal
4. Uh Uh (2:16) by Thundercat from Drunk (2017) R&B/Soul
5. Empire (5:26) by Dizzy Twin from Empire (2018) Alternative Rock
6. Billion Dollar Babies (3:46) by Eric McFadden from Hail to Hell (Acoustic Tribute to Alice Cooper) (2021) Rock
7. Army of Jesus (6:58) by Project NFidelikah from Project NFidelikah (2016) Alternative Rock
8. MIC BREAK: Entropy (1:54) by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets from High Visceral Part 1. (2016) Psychedelic Rock
9. …And the Addled Abstraction of Being (6:27) by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets from High Visceral Part 1. (2016) Psychedelic Rock
10. The Problem of Other Minds (2:33) by Animals as Leader from Parrhesia (2022) Djent Metal
11. Harridan (8:08) by Porcupine Tree from CLOSURE/CONTINUATION (2022) Progressive Metal
12. MIC BREAK: Angels Masquerading as People (1:58) by Toshi Iseda from Full On! (1998) Rock
13. Alchemical Corpus (8:06) by Alco Frisbass from Le Mystere du Gue Pucelle (2021) Progressive Rock
14. Birth of Venus (5:16) by Monkey3 from The 5th Sun (2013) Krautrock
15. Burning of the Velvet Fires (4:40) by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Vertigo (2021) Psychedelic Metal
16. MIC BREAK: Barbarossa (1:36) by Lamb of God from Resolution (2012) Metal
17. Senjutsu (8:20) by Iron Maiden from Senjutsu (2021) Metal
18. Teardrinker (5:21) by Mastodon from Hushed and Grim (2021) Metal
19. Retrospection (4:24) by Jinjer from Macro (2019) Metal
20. MIC BREAK: Isle of Few (1:36) by Frank Gambale, Stuart Hamm, Steve Smith from The Light Beyond (2000) Jazz
21. Dad’s Speakers (6:42) by Uncle Moe’s Space Farm from Uncle Moe’s Space Farm (2001) Jazz Fusion
22. Secret Crevice (5:51) by Birds and Building from Multipurpose Trap (2013) Progressive Rock
23. Bigly Strictness (7:37) by Snarky Puppy from Immigrance (2019) Jazz Fusion
24. MIC BREAK: Police (1:40) by Angelo Badalamenti from Lost Highway (1997) Soundtrack
25. Silhouette (3:45) by Leprous from Aphelion (2021) Progressive Metal
26. The Passage (8:58) by Lunatic Soul from Through Shaded Woods (2020) Progressive Folk Rock
27. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Unicorn (2:09) by Gojira From Mars to Sirius (2005) Progressive Death Metal
28. Crawford (2:27) by Frightwig from Hit Return EP (2013) Punk
29. J-Rod’s Pigeon Ladyshapes (0:32) by The Bob Lazar Story from Ghost of Foodstool (2014) Rock




Episode #026: Secret Ingredients
January 26, 2022 10:00pm

 

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Episode #026: Secret Ingredients
Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Ep. #026: Secret Ingredients

Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians: Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed last week’s four hour diversion back to the 80’s with Skeevy. There will be a part II. This week, I am looking into my laboratory of oddities for some deep cuts and rarities for you to enjoy. I hope you enjoy this tantalizing mix of warm weirdness.
Set List:
1. Opening Alchemy Jive (0:58) Featuring Rush Hour & Toy Story clips.
2. No Return (1:33) by Craig Wedren & Anna Waronker from the Yellowjackets TV show (opening theme) (2022) Punk
3. MIC BREAK: Lilah (1:00) by Morphine from Like Swimming (1997) Alternative Rock
4. Running Low (6:30) by Leprous from Aphelion (2021) Progressive Metal
5. Gilding the Lily (3:13) by Rocket Moth from Mesolow (2016) Rock
6. Intro/The Rules of the Game (3:59) by Dizzy Twin from Empire (2018) Alternative Rock
7. MIC BREAK: Caterpillar March (1:56) by Kyuss from Blues for the Red Sun (1992) Stoner Metal
8. Nate Poe Crasto (Dub) (8:37) by Angelo Moore from Dr. Madd Vibe’s Comprehensive Linkology (2001) Alternative Rock
9. Rubankh (3:25) by Anekdoten from Nucleus (1995) Progressive Metal
10. MIC BREAK: Sleep (1:58) by the Dixie Dregs from Free Fall (1977) Jazz Fusion
11. The Scythe Pendulum Swing (7:33) by Dizzy Mystics from Wanderlost (2019) Progressive Rock
12. Formicary (5:47) by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum from In Glorious Times (2007) Art Metal
13. Event Horizon (6:11) by Voivod from The Wake (2018) Progressive Thrash Metal
14. MIC BREAK: The Dog Breath Variations (1:49) by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (1969) Art Rock
15. Are You Receiving Me? (9:32) by Golden Earring from Moontan (1973) Rock
16. Second Birth (10:59) by Samsara Blues Experiment from End of Forever (2021) Psychedelic Rock
17. MIC BREAK: Glenn’s Wheels (1:47) by Bear McCreary from the Walking Dead Soundtrack (2017) Soundtrack
18. Black Mass (4:40) by En Minor from When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (2020) Alternative Rock
19. Seven Ways Till Sunday (4:46) by T.R.A.M. from Lingua Franca (2012) Jazz Fusion
20. Easily Led (5:08) by We Came From Space from While You Were Away (2018) Progressive Rock
21. MIC BREAK: Miles Davis Funeral (1:41) by Morphine from Cure for Pain (1993) Alternative Rock
22. Dog Eat Dog World (3:58) by Ten from Ten (2013) Alternative Rock
23. Embers (10:47) by Elder from Omens (2020) Stoner Metal
24. Kalopsia (4:38) by Queens of the Stone Age from …Like Clockwork (2013) Alternative Rock
25. BREAKING ALCHEMY: (0:12)
26. MIC BREAK: Last May (1:40) by Allan Holdsworth from Velvet Darkness (1976) Jazz Fusion
27. Little Wing (5:56) by Oz Noy from Who Gives a Funk (2015) Jazz Fusion (Jimi Hendrix Cover)


Episode #025 Part B: Allied Forces Joint Show with the Skeevy Side Show: 80's Extravaganza
January 19, 2022 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #025 Part B: Allied Forces Joint Show with the Skeevy Side Show: 80's Extravaganza
This is also known as Allied Forces Episode #001 as Skeevy and I plan on other collaborations in the future.

This is part B of a four hour set. For full continuity, pull up Skeevy Side Show Episode #032.

Notes from the Alchemist: This team up was extremely satisfying for me. We expect to bring this team together in the future periodically to explore topics of common interest. There will be a Volume 2 to the 80’s Extravaganza…probably a couple of 90’s as well and you never know what like minded audio junkies might conjure up. Thanks again to Skeevy and Bolt and all of you out there who endured three idiots jawing about the nostalgic 80’s.

Part B Setlist:
1. Walking in L.A. by Missing Persons from Spring Session M (1982)
2. Rock the Casbah from Combat Rock (1982)
3. MIC BREAK: Welcome to part 2 of Allied Forces
4. How Soon is Now by The Smiths (Single later added to a re-release of Meat is Murder) (1985)
5. Overkill by Men at Work from Cargo (1983)
6. The Confessor by Joe Walsh from The Confessor (1985)
7. Hell Bells dies a perfect death……..AC/DC overplayed to death……oh well, such is life.
8. MIC BREAK: Got to get me a new copy of that.
9. Let’s Go to Bed by The Cure (12” Single) (1983)
10. Three of a Perfect Pair by King Crimson from Three of a Perfect Pair (1984)
11. No Sleep Til Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys from Licensed to Ill (1986)
12. MIC BREAK: Kerry King is shredding
13. Kill Again by Slayer from Hell Awaits (1985)
14. Gone Daddy Gone by The Violent Femmes from Violent Femmes (1983)
15. Little Green Men by Steve Vai from Flexible (1984)
16. MIC BREAK: That was Steve Vai? WTF Why no Boingo Reunion?
17. Controller by Oingo Boingo from Only a Lad (1981)
18. The Turning by the Screaming Trees from Clairvoyance (1986)
19. Girlfriend is Better by the Talking Heads from Speaking in Tongues (1983)
20. Dragon Attack by Queen from The Game (1980)
21. Starry Eyes by Motley Crue from Too Fast for Love (1981)
22. Wasting Time by Schon & Hammer from Untold Passion (1981)
23. I Will Dare by the Replacements from Let it Be (1982)
24. MIC BREAK: More yammering.
25. Faster Than the Speed of Light by Raven from Wiped Out (1982)
26. Heartbeat by the Psychedelic Furs from Mirror Moves (1984)
27. Remember when I said I would kill you last…..I lied (scene from Commando) 1985
28. Chemical Wire by fIREHOSE from Ragin’….Full On (1986)
29. Our House by Madness from The Rise & Fall (1982)
30. MIC BREAK: Thanks and Farewell for Now.
31. Essay (Scene from the Breakfast Club) (1985)
32. Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Minds (Single from the Soundtrack to the Breakfast Club) (1985)


Episode #024: Fashionably Late for Tea Time with Half Baked Goods
January 12, 2022 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #024: Fashionably Late for Tea Time with Half Baked Goods
Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode #024: Fashionably Late for Tea Time with Half Baked Goods

Hello fellow Alchemites and Confluxians.
News: Contest: Tickets for Dr. Madd Vibe @ the Bottom of the Hill, SF on 1/29/22
I am giving away a pair of tickets, contact me @ thealchemistofradiovalencia@gmail.com
Or on Facebook find the Friends of the Alchemist Group.
I will randomly select a winner from those who want the tickets.

This week’s show is a collection of very heady tracks to put your mind in a deep reflective state. Put on the headphones and immerse yourself in the music.

Set List:

1. Useful Idiot (0:39) by Tool from Aenima (1996)
2. Breaking Alchemy (0:12)
3. Everything in its Right Place (4:11) by Radiohead from Kid A (2000)
4. Elk.Blood.Heart (5”52) by All Them Witches from Our Mother Electricity (2012)
5. MIC BREAK: Vein Melter (9;10) by Herbie Hancock from Head Hunters (1973)
6. MIC BREAK: Stonehenge (1:58) by Black Sabbath from Born Again (1983)
7. Little Fishes (6:06) by the Claypool Lennon Delirium from South of Reality (2019)
8. Long and Lonesome Road (3:10) by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Astral Sabbat
9. Spirals (11:19) by Monkey3 from Sphere (2019)
10. MIC BREAK: Prepare Yourself (1:59) by Porcupine Tree from The Sky Moves Sideways (1995)
11. Start of Something Beautiful (7:40) by Porcupine Tree from Deadwing (2005)
12. Smoke Room (8:13) by Automatism from Immersion (2020)
13. MIC BREAK: Sphinx Gate (1:59) by Hiatus Kaiyote from Tawk Tomahawk (2013)
14. Pas a Pas (6:42) by Alco Frisbass from Alco Frisbass (2015)
15. Snickersnee (3:46) by the Oh Sees from Face Stabber (2019)
16. MIC BREAK: Spaced (2:24) by the Smashing Pumpkins from Pisces Iscariot (1994)
17. Hannah (5:26) by Robin Trower from Twice Removed from Yesterday (1973)
18. Feathers (6:41) by the Black Crowes from Lost Crowes (2006)
19. Suture Up Your Future (4:37) by Queens of the Stone Age (2007)
20. MIC BREAK: Chili at Airport (Part III) (1:32) by John Lurie from the Get Shorty Soundtrack (1995)
21. Hudson (10:57) by Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield from Hudson (2017)
22. Arcadia Son (7:50) by I.E.M. (Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Arcadia Son (2002)
23. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Democratic Chorale (1:42) by Bent Knee from Shiny Eyed Babies (2014)
24. Help (6:01) by Deep Purple from Shades of Deep Purple (1968)


Episode #023: Phoenix Rising; Reflections on the New Year
January 5, 2022 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #023: Phoenix Rising; Reflections on the New Year
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Happy New Year! Yes, each new year brings with it the promise of renewal that is only matched by spring training baseball in a warm climate, but that is subject for another day.
A couple announcements to get to before we get into the meat of this week’s shows. I have a new Facebook identity as The Alchemist. There is also a new group Friends of the Alchemist where I am posting the activities of this show and encouraging open discussion of what you, the listening audience, want more of out my weekly expose. So, please, don’t be shy, drop a dime if you’re old enough to remember what that means, or text me bro if not.
I also have an Instagram page @ riseofalchemist. I’m not a person who enjoys social media for it’s own sake, but I do recognize the need to be present on the medium when promoting a show and gathering listeners. So, if you do use that format, please follow me.
During the last week of the year, we did a couple of shows co-sponsoring Flipper @ Bottom of the Hill in SF. These shows were a very important in that they bolstered our relationship with Bottom of the Hill, and as a result will continue to co-sponsor shows at this classic SF concert venue.
On Friday, January 21st Hellbilly rockers, The Supersuckers will be performing with Scot6pmt H. Biram and HeWhoCannotBeNamed. DJ Ace from Ace’s Space (Saturdays from 4-6pm) and DJ Malderor from Malderor’s Curated Catastrophe (Sunday’s from 2-4pm) will be manning our table and representing Radio Valencia and selling our T-Shirts.
On Friday, January 28th The Blasters will be performing with opening acts Thee Merry Widows and Sid Presley. DJ’s Skeevy and Johnny from the Skeevy Side Show (Wednesday’s from 8-10pm) will be manning our table. I want thank the again for guest hosting my show last week while I was out. At some point in the near future, I will be repaying that by taking over the Skeevy Side Show and doing a four hour set of my own…..TBD…..but in the meantime, put this on your calendar for a busy weekend to hit up a couple shows, because the very next day….
On Saturday, January 29th, Dr. Madd Vibe & the Missing Links (Angelo Moore of Fishbone) with local guitar legend Eric McFadden and special guest Dizzy Twin will be running amok at Bottom of the Hill. I will be there along DJ Uncle Ray from Uncle Ray’s Psychedelic Soul (Monday’s from 2-4pm) will be repping Radio Valencia. Also, and any of these shows, John Hell, who has arranged all of these events with Bottom the Hill, and hosts two shows on Mondays (John Hell’s Bootleg Bonanza from 6-8pm and Hell’s Kitchen from 8-12pm) could pop up at any or all of these events. Thank you, John Hell, again for all that you do to keep this station going.
Now, back to this week’s show. I began thinking of the content for this week’s show I started reflecting on the nature of New Year’s Day and what I am thinking about as I begin my new year. I had the image of a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes. A chance to let die the old self and the previous year to be reborn as imagined and be refreshed by the New Year. This doesn’t literally happen, but in some ways our intents do forge a portion of ourselves that drives our action and permeates our attitude. For me, I decided that I am focusing on Love this year. Loving those close to me more deeply, loving myself as I so often don’t and being open and loving even to those who I cannot see eye to eye with. So that is what a great deal of this week’s show entails….and now…without further ado….the setlist.

1. Interlude (0:38) by Muse from Absolution (2003)
2. Breaking Alchemy (0:12)
3. New Year’s Prayer (4:41) by Jeff Buckley from Sketches for my Sweetheart the Drunk (1998)
4. One Rainy Wish (3:44) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience from Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
5. MIC BREAK: Horizons (1:41) by Genesis from Foxtrot (1972)
6. Glory (3:19) by Jamie N. Commons from Glory (2016)
7. Underdog (3:58) by Sly and the Family Stone from A Whole New Thing (1970)
8. Found God in a Tomato (8:54) by the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets from High Visceral Pt. 1 (2016)
9. MIC BREAK: Tenor Credenza (1:46) by Chick Corea from Time Warp (1995)
10. Dream State (4:22) by the Broun Fellinis from Aphrokubist Improvisations Vol. 9 (1995)
11. Whatcha Gonna Bring (5:07) by The Motet from Death or Devotion (2018)
12. Revolutionary Love (7:10) by Ani DiFranco from Revolutionary Love (2021)
13. MIC BREAK: Yellow Theme (1:45) by Baroness from Yellow & Green (2012)
14. I Call It Love (5:17) by Concrete Blonde from Mexican Moon (1993)
15. This is What I Believe In (3:29) by Adrian Belew from Inner Revolution (1992)
16. Love Is For Me (3:55) by The Meters from Rejuvenation (1974)
17. MIC BREAK: The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony (1:41) by Phish from Lawn Boy (1989)
18. Everlasting Light (3:24) by the Black Keys from Brothers (2010)
19. Shine It All Around (4:03) by Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation from Might ReArranger (2005)
20. Perfect World (3:52) by Blackfield from Blackfield I (2005)
21. MIC BREAK: Contingent Part 1, The Campaign (1:42) by Pyramaze from Contingent (2017)
22. A Place in the Sun (6:11) by Blind Ego from Liquid (2016)
23. Rewind (7:07) by Leprous from The Congregation (2015)
24. Box in My Head (3:45) by Blue Oyster Cult from The Symbol Remains (2020)
25. MIC BREAK: Barbarossa (1:36) by Lamb of God from Resolution
26. It Matters (1:39) by fIREHOSE from Ragin, Full On (1986)
27. Optimistic (5:16) by Radiohead from Kid A (2000)
28. Higher Ground (5:57) by Stevie Wonder from Innervisions (1973)
29. One Love/People Get Ready (2:59) by Bob Marley & The Wailers from Exodus (1977)
30. Wish Them Well (5:25) by Rush from Clockwork Angels (2012)
31. CLOSING REMARKS: Hope (2:02) by Rush from Snakes and Arrows (2007)
32. Breaking Alchemy (0:12)
33. New Year’s Day (5:35) by U2 from War (1983)







Episode #022: Winter is Coming
December 22, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #022: Winter is Coming
Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour: Episode 22: Winter is Coming.

Hello my fellow Alchemites and Confluxians. Winter has been coming for a long time and YES>>>>>>It is here. So grab a nog, a slog, some grog or a local hog, and let’s celebrate all that is cold with some winter songs and good company to warm our hearts. This is the time of year to remind ourselves of our commonality and celebrate our differences. So don’t be generic in your holiday greetings. Here’s how it works. If you celebrate Christmas and you are greeting someone who celebrates Chanakkah…….say Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah, and the other responds Happy Chanukkah and Merry Christmas….this way you acknowledge your own beliefs and theirs as well. Same goes if you don’t know….you offer yours, they offer theirs and you acknowledge both. All beliefs are valid even if your belief is I don’t believe……so…enough of my soapbox….here’s the set list. Happy Christosolstifestikwanzikkahus…..and a Jim Neighbors too.

One last thing. Next week my show will be hosted by Skeevy. They have a great four hour show for you, so check in early at 8pm on 12/29/2021.

1. Game of Thrones “Winter is Coming” Montage (1:27)
2. Breaking Alchemist (0:12)
3. OPENING MIC: Frosting (0:25) by Chon from Newborn Sun (2013) Rock
4. Coming in From the Cold (4:31) by Bob Marley & The Wailers from Uprising (1980) Reggae
5. Ice (4:33) by Medeski, Martin, & Wood from End of the World Party (Just in Case) (2004) Jazz
6. MIC BREAK: Light and Thunder (1:26) Lord of Mushrooms from Perspectives (2012) Progressive Metal
7. On the Frozen Lake (4:52) by Anders Johannson, Jens Johansson & Allan Holdsworth from Heavy Machinery (4:52) Jazz Fusion
8. Voices in Winter/In the Realms of the Divine (6:35) by Pure Reason Revolution from The Dark Third (2006) Progressive Metal
9. MIC BREAK: Anchor’s Lament (1:40) by Baroness from Gold & Grey (2019) Progressive Metal
10. The Heart of a Cold White Land (4:47) by Swallow the Sun from Songs of the North I, II, & III (2015) Doom Metal
11. A Mead Hall in Winter (15:20) by Big Big Train from Grimspound (2017) Progressive Rock
12. MIC BREAK: Kind David’s Dirge (1:40) by King Missile from King Missile (1994) Indie Rock
13. It’s Ice (8:14) by Phish from Rift (1993) Jam Band Rock
14. Winter (5:29) by The Rolling Stones from Goat’s Head Soup (1973) Classic Rock
15. FLIPPER PROMO (0:40)
16. MIC BREAK: Driftmix (2:37) by Coil from The Snow EP (1991) Industrial Rock
17. Cold Dark Place (5:59) by Mastodon from Cold Dark Place EP (2017) Metal
18. My Heart is of the North (4:44) by Ihsahn from Arktis (2016) Death Metal
19. Trapped Under Ice (4:04) by Metallica from Ride the Lightning (1984) Thrash Metal
20. MIC BREAK: Pagan (1:39) by Porcupine Tree from Signify (1996) Progressive Rock
21. Russia on Ice (13:06) by Porcupine Tree from Lightbulb Sun (2000) Progressive Rock
22. Winter (5:42) by Tori Amos from Little Earthquakes (1992) Alternative Rock
23. MIC BREAK: Outside/Inside (1:44) by Beardfish from Mammoth (2010) Progressive Rock
24. …And the Great Cold Death of the Earth (7:14) by Agalloch from The Mantle (2002) Doom Metal
25. Face in the Snow (4:05) by Opeth from Heritage (2011) Rock
26. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Down Slow (1:35) by Moby from Play (1999) Electronica
27. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (5:58) by Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery from The Dynamic Duo (1964) Jazz


Episode #021: Kombucha: Live Music Cultures for your Gut
December 15, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #021: Kombucha: Live Music Cultures for your Gut
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians…..still playing catch up. Sorry for the late posting.
This week’s show is all about live music. Kombucha: Live Culture> Live Music. Enjoy these live experiences as let it nourish your soul.

Set list.
1. INTRO MIC BREAK: Crowd Sculptures (2:21) by the Grateful Dead from Infrared Roses (1991) Rock
2. Natural Mystic (4:43) by Bob Marley from Sacred Sources I (2000) Reggae
3. Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt (A. Gust of Mutts/B. And Ghosted Pouts) (13:23) by the Mars Volta from Scab Dates (2005) Progressive Metal
4. FLIPPER PROMOTION (0:40)
5. MIC BREAK: Dues Culpa (1:34) by Ghost from Opus Eponymous (2010) Metal
6. Ghost of Karelia (5:24) by Mastodon from Live at the Aragon (2011) Metal
7. Murder of the Universe (5:04) by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from Chunky Shrapnel (2020) Alternative Rock
8. Scentless Apprentice (3:31) by Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (1996) Grunge
9. MIC BREAKING BAD: What You Are Listening To (1:10) by Porcupine Tree from Up From the Downstair (1993) Progressive Rock
10. Anesthetize (17:20) by Porcupine Tree from Anesthetize (2015) Progressive Metal
11. MIC BREAK: Prelude to a Crawl (1:20) by Primus from Green Naugahyde (2011) Alternative Rock
12. Girls for Single Men (7:40) by Les Claypool and the Fearless Flying Frog Brigade from Live Frogs Set 1 (2001) Alternative Rock
13. Ohhhh Noooo (7:44) by The Aristocrats from Culture Clash Live! (2015) Jazz Fusion
14. MIC BREAK: Interlude (1:03) by Camper Van Beethoven from Key Lime Pie (1989) Indie Rock
15. Miles Runs Down the Voodoo (11:08) by Lettuce from Witches Stew (2017) Jazz Fusion
16. Lingus (7:53) by Snarky Puppy from Live in New Orleans 9/13/2015 (2015) Jazz Fusion
17. MIC BREAK: 800 (1:34) by Kyuss from Blue for the Red Sun (1992) Stoner Metal
18. God is Dead (8:57) by Black Sabbath from The End-Tour Edition (2016) Classic Metal
19. Heir Apparent (10:21) by Opeth from Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rock Amphitheatre) (2018) Death Metal
20. CLOSING MIC BREAK: Wrapcity in English (0:58) by the James Gang from Yer’ Album (1969) Rock
21. Voivod (6:23) by Voivod from The Wake (Deluxe Edition) (2018) Progressive Thrash Metal


Episode #020: Dive Bar on the Dusty Edge of Nowhere
December 1, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #020: Dive Bar on the Dusty Edge of Nowhere
More of a feeling than a destination

Episode #020: Dive Bar on the Dusty Edge of Nowhere

Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians: My apologies for the delay in posting this blog. Life has been a bit hectic. Missed a week after this show and am just now getting around to posting a blog, although I did put the show up a couple weeks back for the podcast.
This show is a trip to a dive bar on the dusty edge of nowhere. More of a feeling than a place….you know the feeling; you know the place.
Sit back and let the darkness envelope you as you drift into a dangerous place where strangers are sizing you up for a good way to use you, but not before you use them first.

Setlist:
1. OPENING MIC: Zed’s Dead/Bullwinkle Part II (2:31) by Bruce Willis & Maria de Medieros/The Crusaders from the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack (1994/1963) Movie Dialogue/Surf Rock
2. If You Run (4:00) by Dessert Sessions from Vols. 11 & 12 (2019) Alternative Rock
3. All Out of Catastrophes (2:13) by Marissa Nadler from For My Crimes (2018) Americana
4. I See a Darkness (3:42) by Johnny Cash from American III: Solitary Man (2000) Country
5. MIC BREAK: Red Bats with Teeth (2:57) by Angelo Badalamenti from The Lost Highway Soundtrack (1997) Alternative Jazz
6. Faze Wave (3:29) by The Cave Singers from No Witch (2011) Alternative Rock
7. Pseudo Culture (4:18) by Slothrust from Everyone Else (2016) Alternative Rock
8. The Great Chain of Being (4:50) by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard from Gumboot Soup (2017) Psychedelic/Garage Rock
9. MIC BREAK: Wing Run (2:06) by Thee Oh Sees from Protean Threat (2020) Psychedelic/Garage Rock
10. Mr. Splitfoot (3:59) by Paris Motel from Mr. Splitfoot (2010) Alternative Rock
11. The Sky Parade (5:16) by Purson from Desire’s Magic Theatre (2016) Psychedelic Rock
12. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) (4:40) by David Bowie from Blackstar (2016) Alternative Rock
13. There There (The Boney King of Nowhere) (5:24) by Radiohead from Hail to the Thief (2003) Alternative Rock
14. MIC BREAK: Doom Saloon (1:13) by Clutch from Psychic Warfare (2015) Hard Rock
15. On the Floor (5:22) by En Minor from When the Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out (2020) Alternative Rock
16. Ghost Riders (7:16) by Jess and the Ancient Ones from Jess and the Ancient Ones (2016) Metal
17. Don’t Bring Me Coffee (3:10) by All Them Witches from Sleeping Through the War (2017) Alternative Rock
18. MIC BREAK: A Final Hit (3:16) by Leftfield from the Trainspotting Soundtrack (1996) Electronica
19. Get Behind the Mule (6:52) by Tom Waits from Mule Variations (1999) Alternative Rock
20. Island of the Dead (O Mi, O My) (4:31) by Rykarda Parasol from Against the Sun (2013) Alternative Rock
21. Carrion (5:44) by Fiona Apple from Tidal (1996) Alternative Rock
22. MIC BREAK: Blankets of Ash (1:04) by Baroness from Gold & Grey (2019) Metal
23. So Many Ways (4:01) by Morphine from The Night (2000) Alternative Rock
24. Too Afraid to Love You (3:25) by The Black Keys from Brothers (2010) Alternative Rock/Blues
25. After Dark (4:11) by Tito & Tarantula from the From Dusk Til Dawn Soundtrack (1996) Alternative Rock/Blues
26. MIC BREAK: Transitions (2:32) by The Beastie Boys from Ill Communication (1994) Rap/Funk
27. Three Dollar Hat (3:24) by The Dead Weather from Dodge and Burn (2015) Alternative Rock
28. Karmageddon (4:29) by Hank William III from Rebel Within (2010) Country
29. The Preacher (3:41) by Jamie N. Commons from Rumble and Sway (2011) Alternative Rock
30. FINAL MIC BREAK: Rouge (1:01) by Lou Reed from Ecstasy (2000) Alternative Rock
31. Sister Morphine (5:35) by the Rolling Stones from Sticky Fingers (1971) Classic Rock


Episode #019: Return of the Mute Aunts
November 17, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #019: Return of the Mute Aunts
Welcome back fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Show #19 is a return. Return of the Mute Aunts and maybe a rogue Uncle or 2. Complete set of instrumental music mostly consisting of jazz fusion, funk and progressive rock/metal.
So, not much left to say…..here’s the set list.

1. MIC INTRO: Fritha (1:19) by Camel from The Snow Goose (1975) Progressive Rock
2. Pulsar (7:19) by Alco Frisbass from Le Mystere du Gue Pucelle (2021) Jazz Fusion/Art Rock
3. Monomyth (3:27) by Animals as Leaders from Monomyth (single) (2021) Metal/Djent
4. MIC BREAK: Moon (1:21) by Chon from Grow (2015) Rock
5. American Jingo (4:04) by Attention Deficit from The Idiot King (2001) Jazz Fusion
6. Fly (5:20) by Lettuce from Fly (2012) Funk/Jazz
7. MIC BREAK: Boe Zaah (1:41) by Mac DeMarco from 2 (2012) Indie Rock
8. Xavi (9:31) by Snarky Puppy from Immigrance (2019) Jazz Fusion
9. First Train (7:37) by Automatism from Immersion (2020) Krautrock/Psychedelic Rock
10. Akakabotu (5:41) by Beardfish from Mammoth (2010) Progressive Rock
11. MIC BREAK: Brother John (2:11) by Joe Satriani from Not of This Earth (1986) Rock
12. Pintao (4:36) by Monkey3 from The 5th Sun (2013) Psychedelic Rock
13. Headphone Dust (6:19) by I.E.M (Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from I.E.M. (1996) Psychedelic/Krautrock
14. MIC BREAK: Somalia (1:40) by Al DiMeloa from Electric Rendezvous (1981) Jazz
15. Inspired Weak (8:24) by Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch from Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch (2001) Jazz Fusion
16. Smuggler’s Corridor (8:11) by The Aristocrats from Tres Caballeros (2015) Jazz Fusion
17. MIC BREAK: For Absent Friends (2:17) by Opeth from Deliverance (2002) Metal
18. Control Mouse (4:28) by Isobar from Isobar (2020) Jazz Fusion/Progressive Rock
19. Skeletons at the Feast (6:34) by Spock’s Beard from Spock’s Beard (2006) Progressive Rock
20. Reality Dream (6:15) by Riverside from Out of Myself (2004) Progressive Metal
21. MIC BREAK: FX (1:39) by Black Sabbath from Black Sabbath Volume 4 (1972) Heavy Metal Pioneers
22. Red (6:46) by King Crimson from Live in Toronto 2015 (2015) Progressive Rock Pioneers
23. Shaman’s Whisper (6:33) by Gordian Knot from Emergent (2003) Progressive Rock
24. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: Chili and Karen at Sunset (1:21) by John Lurie from the Get Shorty Soundtrack (1995) Jazz
25. Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar (5:38) by Frank Zappa from Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar (Live) (1980) Art Rock


Episode #018: Bloody Mary's! A metal mix to cure your iron deficiency.
November 10, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #018: Bloody Mary's! A metal mix to cure your iron deficiency.
Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Yes…there in terrible epidemic in our country. Iron deficiency. Did you know, that Metal music is the dominant form of music world wide….everywhere except here….where some of the greatest metal of all time was generated?. So to help cure that iron deficiency I am bringing a healthy dose thought this tasty Bloody Mary Metal Mix featuring Metal music from all over the world. Though I listen to a great deal of non metal music, I still find that the most inclusive and explorative styles of music that seeks to include these other styles is Metal, the other is jazz, which is why this show is typically glued together with combination of jazz and metal and it’s peripheral content.

Lyrics, and band information and set list below.

Set List:
1. OPENING MIC: Crooked Mile (0:42) by Baroness from Gold & Grey (2019) Savanah, Georgia, USA. 2003-Present. New record pending in 2022.
2. Opponent (5:44) by Soen from Lotus (2019) Global supergroup featuring members from Testament, Opeth, Death, Sadus, Amon Armath & Avatarium 2010-Present
3. Hand in Heart (8:30) by Opeth from In Cauda Venenum (2019) Stockholm, Sweden 1989-Present. Touring now with Mastodon. Oakland on December 2nd at the Fox Theatre…..see you there if you dare.
4. MIC BREAK: Affinity.exe (1:24) by Haken from Affinity
5. Initiate (4:16) by Haken from Affinity (2016) London, England. 2007- Present, last record Virus released during the pandemic…..no conspiracy theories please…haha.
6. Mirage (6:49) by Leprous from Malina (20167) Notodden, Norway 2001 to Present (Also this group plays as the back up band for Ihsahn much like the Eagles did for Linda Rondstadt….except they still do it and they were a band before joining with Ihsahn…..so…not exactly…more the THE BAND, you know..with Bob Dylan….completely different world…sort of but not really.
7. MIC BREAK: Prebirth (1:11) by Lunatic Soul from Lunatic Soul (2008) Warsaw, Polland. Side project of Mariusz Duda, front man and bassist from the band Riverside. 8 records by Lunatic Soul amidst 7 Riverside releases. The man is certainly busy and writes some fantastic music.
8. Stratego (5:00 by Iron Maiden from Senjutsu (2021) London, England 1975-Present. Eddie gets a ninja makeover for this record and it’s super cool. Although nearly every metal enthusiast and historian will agree that Black Sabbath are the Godfathers of Metal, it’s clear that Iron Maiden has risen the bar to new level and have spawned the expansive evolution of the genre with nearly all sub genres owing their earliest roots to Iron Maiden, or to a band who does for some of the newer bands. Amist the immense landscape of options, Maiden still remain and intense draw. 46 years and still going.
9. Amozonia (5:01) by Gojira from Fortitude (2021) Ondres, Landes, Fance 1996-Present Originally went as Godzilla until legally challenged to change the name to which they to the Ramanji version of the name Gojira. This band is highly focused on the ecological damage humans have inflicted on the Earth and are strong activists supporting energy reform as well as animal rights. Their music is potent and carries a strong message.
10. Sickle and Peace (6:18) by Mastodon from Hushed and Grim (2021) Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 2000-Present. Mastodon has slowly risen to become on of the most prominent and influential metal bands around and are no co-headlining on tour with the legendary Opeth.
11. MIC BREAK: Cancer/Moonspeak (1:45) by Rivers of Nihil from Where Owls Know My Name
12. The Silent Life (6:35) by Rivers of Nihil from Where Owls Know My Name (2018) Reading, Pennsylvania, USA 2009-Present. An intriguing progressive death metal band that uses saxophone to elevate their sound.
13. One Less Enemy (5:18) by Ihsahn from Amr (2018) Nottoden, Norway. 2006-Present Founding member of the Black Metal Band Emperor, moved on to other efforts after two other members got themselves incarcerated for some heinous crimes. Remerged with the Band Pecculum before going solo.
14. Infinite Shapes (4:57) by Cynic from Kindly Bent to Free Us (2014) 1987-1994, 2006-2021-? Miami, Florida, USA. One of the original Death Metal bands to emerge from the late 80’s early 90’s Florida death metal scene, the band provided a unique sound with the jazz style fretless bass stylings of Sean Malone infusing jazz with metal and other music forms giving birth to more progressive avenue for the genre. Unfortunately, 2020 saw the loss of drummer Sean Reinhart and Sean Malone leaving the band’s core without its heart beat. The album due to arrive on November 26th this year will be the final album by Cynic presumably. Recently, it was revealed that Sean Malone’s death was by suicide. The proceeds from the new album are going to be dedicated to the prevention of suicide.
15. MIC BREAK: Joshua Light Show (1:52) by Steve Stevens from Memory Crash (2008) New York, New York, USA. Most well known for his on then off, now on again work with Billy Idol, Steve Stevens has several solo and collaborative releases that show case his guitar virtuosity. Stevens and Idol have just released a new EP The Roadside last September.
16. Turn on the Darkness (8:27) by Between the Buried and Me from Coma Ecliptic (2015) Raleigh, North Carolina. 2000-Present. Part of the current wave of US East Coast Metal now providing the landscape of progressive metal with unique and artfully crafted music that are now realizing great success.
17. Ebb & Flow (7:07) by The Contortionist from Language (2014) Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Avant-Garde Metal flowing the middle of the US. Creative use of soft flowing jazz fusion with djent style metal riffing. Heady lyrics and strong intellectual content. Emerging as new leaders in the metal scene.
18. MIC BREAK: Litanie contre la puer (2:14) by Tool from Fear Inoculum
19. Invincible (12:24) by Tool from Fear Inoculum (2019) Los Angeles, California, USA 1993-Present. Tool is one of the most intriguing and iconic bands have an extreme cult following despite only releasing 6 albums in the 31 year existence. Fear Inoculum, released already two years past now in 2019 was preceded 13 years earlier by the album 10,000 Day, which fans jokingly refer to as the interval between albums. Despite constant touring, the time between recording became such as that there was a fear that they had become irrelevant in the musical landscape. The album as a whole and this song in particular, address those feelings in Maynard’s typical deep and reflective manor. GO READ THE LYRICS BELOW.
20. Egoist Hedonist (8:57) by Riverside from Anno Domini High Definition (2009) Warsaw, Polland. 2001 -Present. The musicianship and texture of this band and the way it flows credits the name they chose to represent themselves. Each release is unique with a flow of continuity with thought provoking lyrics and music that generates a mindscape.
21. Spherical Perspective (7:41) by Voivod from The Wake (2018) Quebec, Canada 1982-Present Emerging at the great time of the Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene, Voivod took that style and added a more progressive rock approach with the song structures while keeping the essential vibe of thrash metal at its core. Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newstead also spent time as member of this classic band. The band continues somewhat under the radar producing great music.
22. FINAL MIC BREAK: XIV (1:52) by Born of Osiris from The Discovery
23. Behold (5:51) by Born of Osiris from The Discovery (2011) Chicago, Illinois, USA (where I was born) 2003-Present. Part of the next wave of Djent (originated by Meshuggah) which includes bands such as Animals as Leaders and Periphery. They dropped off my radar for a little while as I felt they entered a period of mediocrity, however the 2021 release of Angel or Alien seems to have revitalized their creative juices and has been an intriguing listen so far.
The lyrical content of these songs are deep and reflective. Please spend the time to read them while you listen to these wonderful songs.
SOEN: OPPONENT
Quiet rest, with a rope around my neck
I assure you that the time is coming near
Fight them all, break the spirit and the bone
All I care for is what's happening to me
Pushed away and rejected from first day
Never felt that I am like everyone else
Architects of my intellect and flesh
Always pressured me towards the common frame
So now, chuck it down your throat
See me stand
Among the waves
The slaying hand
Still I am
The dream and fall
A hateful grace
Growing darkness war within
Emptiness
Shadows alter my reflection
Desolation marks my skin
Loneliness
Visions alter my perception
In Isolation, I slowly drown
Vague destination
For words I shout
Victimized by my equals all my life
Consequently rival of the obedient mass
Parody, be submissive to act free
Be what dividend is telling you to be
Mockery of the essence of our kind
In the mirror you see nothing but a farce
Linger on, aiming far but ending close
Bearing excess as an instinct, not a choice
Desire, downfall
Possessed by greed and numbers
The more we want it all
The worse we treat each other
Desire, downfall
Possessed by greed and numbers
The more we want it all
The worse we treat each other
Growing darkness war within
Emptiness
Shadows alter my reflection
Desolation marks my skin
Loneliness
Visions alter my perception
In Isolation, I slowly drown
Vague destination
For words I shout
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Martin Lopez / Lars Ahlund / Joel Ekelof / Leif Stenberg
Opponent lyrics © Amf Music Limited


OPETH: HEART IN HAND
Det är för bedrövligt. Usch!
Vem fan är du?
Take it as a threat now and leave
Drop of toxins flows to a habit
Tell me what it is you can't see
Teeth grinding flesh in the sabbat
Factual drowning stream, you believe
Slaves will follow conspiracy
Turn the locks on brother and kin
Murder lust on affinity
War in utopia
Slay cornucopia for symmetry
The parody is real
And we're biding time
And while losing ground, make sure to worship monarchy
Death is but a story in a land of borrowed wealth
The burdened scale weighs heavy with the hunt for dopamine
Intolerance disguised as a faith
In secrecy we shun empathy
Soul critique online far too late
A throne for the devout enemy
War in utopia
Slay cornucopia for symmetry
The parody is real
And we're biding time
And while losing ground, make sure to worship monarchy
Death is but a story in a land of borrowed wealth
The burdened scale weighs heavy with the hunt for dopamine
When I was young
So, so much younger than today
It seemed easier to lead your life
There was no time to surrender
And no reason to perceive
The burden of pain
As it passed through our lives every year somehow
And it never (really) went away
Yet behind my door
Was a kingdom
A secret outline showed the way
To treasures of clay
And beads made of glass
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Mikael Lars Akerfeldt
Heart in Hand lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

HAKEN: INITIATE
Love and pain
Engage your senses
And let them carve the way

Give me
(Give me)
Focus
(Focus)
Sharpen
My view
Initiate

Live here and now
And forever or never

I observe a world jarring in turmoil
A million people waging war at the hands of a god
And I can hear them crying
Cold fires blazing before me
An affliction fast consuming and fascinating me

(Drifting)
You'll be
(Deeper)
The life and the death of me
(Into)
I
(The unknown)
Initiate

We'll make this dream last forever and ever
Tears will run dry
From my ever wandering eye
But I'm prepared to stay
'Til my dying day

I'll see things you won't believe
In tomorrow's memories
I'll do things you can't conceive
There'll be no strings on me

Open the floodgates
Form the colours and the shapes
Let there be a light
Initiate, all my senses are engaging
Open the floodgates
All the love and all the pain
Let there be a light
Initiate, all my senses are engaging

(Distance)
Tell me
(Stretches)
How does it feel to breathe?
(Further)
(From home)
Initiate

I'm drifting
(drifting)
Deeper
(deeper)
Into
(into)
The unknown

LEPROUS: MIRAGE
Join in with me, with me
We'll fly on someone else's wings
To where everybody's one
Above the sky, we reach
It's written black on white
The truth, follow the lead
Echoes of the same old song
Sing with me, with me
In unity
Join in with me
I, I have been trying to break out for too long
From the cage
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
I have been trying to break out for too long
From the cage
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
Stay close to me, to me
I'll show you all you need
To see, to see
Close your eyes, your eyes
Trust in me, I'll be your guide
Blindly
Join in with me, with me
I will be your guide
I, I have been trying to break out for so long
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
I have been trying to break out for too long
From the cage
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
I, I have been trying to break out for too long
From the cage
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
I have been trying to break out for too long
From the cage
I found my path when I thought that I was wrong
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Solberg Einar Lia
Mirage lyrics © Reservoir Media Music


IRON MAIDEN: STRATEGO

How do you read a madman's mind?
Teach me the art of war
For I shall bring more than you bargained for
Give me an ultimatum
That I could not dream of
Spills of a crying nation
Upon my soul
For I have not a mortal soul
That you already know
Look at my eyes
There's no surprise
Ocean is black, the devil's track
Looking beyond, beneath the sea
Eye of the storm is here again
Been there before you were ever born
Beyond the dark, I feel the pain
It's hidden but I can't explain
A cross to bear
A heavy faith
My sorrow whispers
Time again
I hear you calling my name
Come to claim my life again
Pray for me, I'm almost there
The pain almost too much to bear
I try to find my way back home
To feel the same again
The voice of nothing listened far too long
Little by little, eat away
I think I've lost my mind
Too late to change now
What I left behind
Hear me, listen to my call
I am ready to fall
Lord, hear me now, let me go
Ocean is black, the devil's track
Looking beyond, beneath the sea
Eye of the storm is here again
Been there before you were ever born
Beyond the dark, I feel the pain
It's hidden but I can't explain
A cross to bear
A heavy faith
My sorrow whispers
Time again
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Janick Gers / Steve Harris
Stratego lyrics © BMG Rights Management

GOJIRA: AMAZONIA

Lyrics
Incite a riot, put yourself in a trance
You rotate the frame in a world you rely on
A scar, a line has been drawn in the sand
Behold the life, the boundaries fools will crush
The greatest miracle
Is burning to the ground
On to the next stage of the plan
Mourn the witness of the wind
A hand, full of thunder
Will rise one last time
There's fire in the sky
You're in the Amazon
The greatest miracle
Is burning to the ground
Godly Amazonia
Bloody Amazonia
Mighty Amazonia
Killing Amazonia
Godly Amazonia
Bloody Amazonia
Mighty Amazonia
Killing Amazonia
Godly Amazonia
Bloody Amazonia
Burn the land
Learn the end
Burn
Another gold mine is unveiled
The source of our sorrow
Learn
Embedded in these walls of green
Is the curse that we follow
There's fire in the sky
You're in the Amazon
The greatest miracle
Is burning to the ground
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Joseph Duplantier / Mario Duplantier
Amazonia lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

MASTODON: SICKLE AND PEACE

Lyrics
Death comes and brings with him
Sickle and peace
Please excuse the madness
Of the situation I am in
Are we only united
For we both share the cause of this
You choose to apply logic
It's hard to ply where there is none
My detonation's unknown
Allow the man to walk in his shoes from here
Death comes and brings with him sickle and peace
Shelter from storms come with long flowing robes
Justifying all your control
I cease to mourn what never could be
No feeling's ever final
Just another scar I wear and hold dear
Death comes and brings with him sickle and peace
Shelter from storms come with long flowing robes
Falling down and losing ground
Save me from myself
All I've seen and all I know
I've not been this low
Now I stand up on my own
Learning from myself
Where I've been and where I'll go
Still remains unknown
Death comes and brings with him sickle and peace
Shelter from storms come with long flowing robes...
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Troy Jayson Sanders / Brann Timothy Dailor / William Breen Kelliher / William Brent Hinds
"Cancer / Moonspeak"

Fear, fear drowns the mind
In this kingdom of mine
And standing in the hall
The faces of them all
Real, like empty space
They know what I became

RIVERS OF NIHIL: THE SILENT LIFE

The sun leaves on its own
A simple passage of the days that I have wasted
I feel the summer slipping through
These aging fingers

Compelled to walk upon the same path that I have tread so long
Still nothing changes
A simple passage to a place that I have come to know
I still remember

A better time
When the thoughts that we had connected
Between our open eyes
We say goodbye, to a life that’s been mostly silent,
Erroneously lead.

Strive to complete myself
It seems my work is never truly done.
I see your face, barely through the haze
You see a life, erroneously lead.

There’s hope in younger days
There’s warmth within the past that’s so familiar
I forget just why I came here
I Hope that you remember

Home.


IHSAHN: ONE LESS ENEMY
Half awake, deprived of sleep and dignity
I stand before the blinding lights
My body trembling, survival instincts gasp for air
Rays of madness tear the nights in me
Torn from the slumber, like a drunken king
To watch the cities burn
The world I used to see, no longer a part of me
In bleak reflections, stripped of my humanity
Yet I have all to gain
The slate is clean
And all the "why's" I need
The stakes are high
The wheels of fate have turned
The chariot awaits
And I will set the course
On paths of tribulation
A refugee of reason
In a world of disbelief
Outnumbered by the thousands
Empowered by the ones I seek
Yet I have all to gain
The slate is clean
And all the "why's" I need
The stakes are high
The wheels of fate have turned
The chariot awaits
And I will set the course
On paths of tribulation.
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Vegard Sverre ‘ihsahn’ Tveitan

CYNIC: INFINITE SHAPES
The indivisible goose egg
An irreplaceable loose peg
It never satisfies, incomplete
The future won't arrive
Nothing to seek
Don't you worry now

Infinite shapes
Architectures opaque
Infinite shapes
Paper tigers at play

A kamikaze seed
Breaks ground
Sprouts up inside of me
Spreading down
It poked into my eye
Cracked the egg
Now there's a tentacle
Growing limb-like eggs
I won't worry now

Infinite shapes
Alpha beta erased
Infinite shapes
Vital connections engaged
Sit down
Behold the open crown
Through the eternal halls
An Earth amidst the balls
One spark
Shooting across the dark
Fear, craft and avarice
Become a dust-filled wish

Infinite shapes
Paper tigers at play
Infinite shapes
Alpha beta erased
Infinite shapes
Vital connections engaged

The indivisible goose egg
An irreplaceable loose peg
I won't worry now

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME: TURN ON THE DARKNESS

Lyrics
The winters breathe evenly.
Flickering moments engage our senses.
Slowly trembling advantage.
They won't take notice.
Dragging feet. Will time notice me?
We turn our backs on ourselves.
Nothing in sight.
I see a flame erupt in the distance.
The charted course towards my direction.
A wealth of moving light, they now seek my disguise.
Legs soon crack as they stand above/below.
Where do you drift from, sir?
This land is for those who have lost.
Our humanity has passed its curse.
We roam with all that's left.
I come from a movable past.
A distant future is in my grasp.
You all will survive this fate.
Trust the man you gaze.
Take me with your flame.
Darkness
Show the brighter way.
Hopeless
Take in all. Sit with our teachings.
Above. Below.
Take in all.
Above. Below.
Sit with our teachings...
Dream tonight to push us forward.
Black ash improves me. Dark skies are hollow.
Above. Below.
Take in all.
Above. Below.
Sit with our teachings...
Dream tonight to push us forward.
Black ash improves me.
Can't look past the damage to this life.
Dark skies are hollow.
Can't look past the damage to this life.
Welcome to our journey. Please walk with me.
I'll put your mind at ease
Our breath, disrupts their flames.
We walk through their walls.
Life exists apart from this.
This lone world drifts on and on.
In the distant light modern man awaits.
Dripping jaw accept our twisted travel.
Screaming grins howl loud from high...
A gritty focus gripped.
We turn our backs on ourselves.
Nothing in sights.
We turn our backs on ourselves.
They won't take notice.
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Rogers Thomas Giles / Waggoner Paul Andrew / Briggs Daniel Hanford / Richardson Cartland Blake / Waring Robert Dustin

THE CONTORTIONIST: EBB & FLOW
The integration has taken hold.
We have risen from our roots.
We have seen
Signals, (the end) start of progression (the end).
Drift with the ebb and flow.
Sink in the ebb and flow.
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Cameron Asbury Maynard / Eric Henry Guenther / Joseph Richard Baca / Michael Lessard / Robert Michael Baca
Ebb & Flow lyrics © Entertainment One U.S. Lp

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
TOOL: INVINCIBLE
Long in tooth and soul
Longing for another win
Lurch into the fray
Weapon out and belly in
Warrior
Strugglin'
To remain
Consequential
Bellow out loud
Bold and proud
Of where I've been
But here I am
Beating chest and drums
Beating tired bones again
Age-old battle, mine
Weapon out and belly in
Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin
Beating tired bones
Tripping through remember when
Once invincible
Now the armor's wearing thin
Heavy shield down
Warrior
Strugglin'
To remain
Relevant
Warrior
Strugglin'
To remain
Consequential
Cry aloud, bold and proud
O' where I've been
But here I am
Where I end
Warrior
Strugglin'
To remain
Relevant
Warrior
Strugglin'
To remain
Consequential
Tears in my eyes, chasing Ponce de Leon's phantom soul
Filled with hope, I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting, feeling time bearing down
Tears in my eyes chasing Ponce de Leon's phantom soul
Filled with hope, I can taste mythical fountains
False hope, perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting, feeling time bearing down
False hope perhaps
But the truth never got in my way
Before now, feel the sting, feeling time bearing down
Bearing down
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Justin Gunner Chancellor / Maynard James Keenan / Adam Thomas Jones / Daniel Edwin Carey

RIVERSIDE: EGOIST HEDONIST
Once in the middle of the crowd
I stopped
Suddenly I felt so good
Not being on the move
But became an obstruction
In your way
And I was surprised how fast you could unite
Against me
When you forced me to the ground
And tied my hands
Certain I couldn't disturb
Anymore
I saw the sadness in your eyes
Your fear
And the most secret desire:
"Escape from here"
In pursuit of uniqueness
And individuality
We must be unlike anyone else
To survive
But in the mass of different runners
Different lies
We can't make time to realize
How the same we are
So let me live without your pain
Just let me live without your pain
'Cause I want to feel so
It's not right
It's not fair
When I am forced to live your life
It's not right
It's not fair
When I am forced to live your life
It's not right
It's not fair
When I am forced to live your life
It's not right
Just let me live without your pain
Just let me live without your pain
Just let me live without your pain
Just let me live without your pain
Just let me live without
Congrats this time
You're a borderline pass
Here's your reward
Now smile
After all
You conform to us
Drag on
Forget yourself in the final dance
You already know the steps
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Duda Mariusz / Grudzinski Piotr / Kozieradzki Piotr Wlodzimierz / Lapaj Michal Krzysztof
Egoist Hedonist: I. Different? - II. Hedonist Party - III. Straw Man Dance lyrics © Reservoir Media Music


VOIVOD: SPHERICAL PERSPECTIVE
This nice spot that I found
Connected to the ground
I'm staying here all night
Staring at the open sky
Till my eyes... Bleed!
Then my soul starts to fly
Far from the chaos of this life
All these calls seem unheard
For the lost cause of this world!
This forest where I hide
Away from the city lights
It's where I meet my peers
Those who are no longer here
Till my heart... Bleeds!
For so long, I've been out there
Being strong in despair
But tonight, I'll get lost
Till my bones turn to dust!
Hard to be heard
No one is listening
You can't be seen
If the sun refuses to shine
Why should I be?
If this life has no meaning
I'm travelling far away out there
Through the sky deep in my head
I escape!
Feelings get hurt
And no care is given
Such a lonely star
In darkness confined
Look up at the sky
And no care is given
Such a lonely star
In darkness confined
For so long, I've been out there
Being strong in despair
But tonight, I'll get lost
Till my bones turn to dust
...Tonight
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Langevin Michel / Belanger Denis
Spherical Perspective lyrics © Piggy Was Here Music



BORN OF ORSIRIS: BEHOLD
I can't stand
The bitter denial
Neglected consciousness
Forgotten rights
The book has been written
You cant change the ending
What is your confusion
Know your own condition
Lay down and think about how you've lived out
Your wasted time here is over and gone
They left us and we can start now our evolution
Expired
Empty
Expired
Extinction
The refugees have deserted the city
No longer producing the age old concerns
Of how we can conquer and watch them crumble
It's far too late to question
They knew this would happen the book has been written
Set in stone now they've seen it now they know
Is this a miracle or imagination
Your invention or destruction
We are here alone
At last we are finding answers
Reveal the meaning of what we really are
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lee McKinney / David Darocha / Ronnie Cannizaro / Cameron Losch / Joseph Buras / Jason Richardson
Behold lyrics © Killphonic




Episode #017: A Birthday Tribute to the Works of Steven Wilson
November 3, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #017: A Birthday Tribute to the Works of Steven Wilson


Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. Tonight we honor one of my favorite musicians, Steven Wilson. He is often referred to as the greatest musician you’ve never heard of. And as deep as my library was, I had never heard of his music…..until…….
About 7 years ago, I discovered Porcupine Tree (Deadwing to be specific) which I shortly followed up with by grabbing In Absentia and thus a rabbit hole I had fallen into. I had no idea at the time how many burrows I would find or just how deep it went, but I just kept following wherever they lead. What I found was a kindred spirit in that musical "categories" mean almost nothing and that there is no reason not mash them us, depart from one to do another, or just let them rest side by side as if they always belonged together. This is essentially the crux of what I try to bring to you each week and Steven Wilson's musical catalog, as immense and diverse as it is, is a representation of that. Sadly, in a two hour window there just isn't enough time to do a deep dive, so I strove to just tough the portal entryways to which a rabbit might seek adventure. SO, Without further ado, in honor and celebration of Steven Wilson, I bring you a small guide to where the rabbit holes are and a small taste of what lies beyond each door.

SET LIST:
1. OPENING MIC BREAK: No Luck with Rabbits (0:47) by Porcupine Tree from On the Sunday of Life (1991) Psychedelic/Art Rock
2. The Birthday Party (3:49) by Steven Wilson from Drive Home (EP) (2013) Progressive Rock
3. Time Flies (11:41) by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009) Progressive Rock
4. MIC BREAK: The Yellow Windows of the Evening Train (2:00) by Porcupine Tree from The Incident (2009) Progressive Rock
5. Long Distance Runaround (3:31) by Yes from Fragile (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (2018) Classic Progressive Rock
6. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (2:39) by Yes from Fragile (The Steven Wilson Remixes) (1971/2018) Classic Progressive Rock
7. The Boys in the Band (4:35) by Gentle Giant (Steven Wilson Mix) from Octopus (1972/2015) Classic Progressive Rock
8. Cynical Days (3:18) by XTC from Oranges and Lemons (Steven Wilson Remix) (1989) Post Punk/Art Rock
9. MIC BREAK: A Drop in the Ocean (1:36) by Blackfield from Blackfield V (2017) Pop/Alt Rock
10. Pretty Genius (3:52) by No-Man from All the Blue Changes (2006) Art Rock/Trip Hop/Dream Pop
11. Orphan Coal (10:17) by Bass Communion from Bass Communion I (2001) Electronic/Ambient
12. Piece for Hammered Dulcimer and Mellotron Choir (4:30) by I.E.M. (The Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Have Come for Your Children (2001) Psychedelic/Krautrock
13. Scars (4:00) by Blackfield from Blackfield I (2004) Indie Rock
14. MIC BREAK: Politician (1:08) by I.E.M. (The Incredible Expanding Mindfuck) from Arcadia Son (2002) Psychedelic/Krautrock
15. Harridan (8:08) by Porcupine Tree from CLOSURE/CONTINUATION due in April 2022 (2021) Progressive Metal
16. Shutdown (10:25) by O.S.I. from Office of Strategic Influence (2002) Progressive Metal
17. Harvest (5:59) by Opeth from Blackwater Park (2001) Progressive Death Metal
18. MIC BREAK: Patterns inf the Ivy (1:50) by Opeth from Blackwater Park (2001) Progressive Death Metal
19. The Lines in My Hand (3:49) by Opeth from Heritage (2011) Progressive Metal
20. Index (4:49) by Steven Wilson from Grace for Drowning (2011) Industrial/Progressive Metal
21. Hag (6:28) by Storm Corrosion from Storm Corrosion (2012) Psychedelic Folk Rock/Experimental
22. MIC BREAK: Pagan (1:39) by Porcupine Tree from Signify (1996) Indie/Alt Rock
23. Eminent Sleeze (3:43) by Steven Wilson from The Future Bites (2021) Electronic Rock
24. Sentimental (5:27) by Porcupine Tree from Fear of a Blank Planet (2007) Progressive Metal
25. FAREWELL MIC BREAK: On the Sunday of Life (2:12) by Porcupine Tree from On the Sunday of Life (1991) Psychedelic/Art Rock
26. The Raven That Refused to Sing (7:57) by Steven Wilson from The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) (2013) Progressive Rock




Episode #016: Staring into the Abyss-A Horror Show
October 27, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #016: Staring into the Abyss-A Horror Show
Happy Halloween my fiendish Alchemites and Confluxians. Welcome to this hellish sound collage from deep within the abyss.

Please feel free to stream this while your trick or treater darken your doorway, or if you are hosting a haunted house. Though the content will feel and sound disturbing and vile, there is no need to fear that you are broadcasting profanity into your neighborhood as I was careful not to include some of things vulgarity that does appear in some of the movie sound sources I used, like the Exorcist. That being said, it is very dark and will leave a chill in your bones and even frighten those who do not steep themselves in the world of horror as I enjoy doing.

Thank you for listening to my show, or podcast after the fact. I appreciate your support.

Sound Sources:
From Film: The Exorcist, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead 2
From Other: Sounds of Horror, Sci Fi, the Weird. (2001) The Huanted Forest: Demon Voices, Halloween Soundscapes, Horror Noise & Scary Sounds
Self Generated: Voice and sound recorded forward and/or backward with and without effect filters.

SET LIST:
1. Yellow (2:49) by Barbara Chaffe/David Abel/David Shea/David Slusser/John Zorn/Mike Patton/Scummy/William Winant from Elegy (1995) Jazz
2. What’s He Building? (3:20) by Tom Waits from Mule Variations (1999) Alternative Rock
3. Blue (7:09) Barbara Chaffe/David Abel/David Shea/David Slusser/John Zorn/Mike Patton/Scummy/William Winant from Elegy (1995) Jazz
4. Violenza Domestica (5:14) by Mr. Bungle (1995) Indie Rock
5. Baby’s Breath (7:12) by Otep from Atavist (2011) Metal
6. Segue: Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette) (1:40) by David Bowie from Outside (1995) Art Rock
7. Wishful Beginnings (5:09) by David Bowie from Outside (1995) Art Rock
8. 4/01/05-Friday (0:35) by Fantomas from Suspended Animation (2005) Art Rock
9. Dead Dog on Asphalt (4:05) by Adrian Belew from Side Two (2005) Art Rock
10. Threats on Stark Reality (3:00) by Morte Macbre from Symphonic Holocaust (1998) Prog Rock/Art Rock
11. You opened it, we came (0.15) by Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence from Hellraiser (1987) Film Scene
12. Hell (Souls In Torture) [What Hades Sounds Like] (7:10) by Nebula Sound Studios from Music from Hel (Morbid Underscore & Dark Halloween Music with Sound FX, Vol. 1) (2011) Electronica
13. 4/5/05-Tuesday (0:33) by Fantomas from Suspended Animation (2005) Art Rock
14. Pink (15:47) by Barbara Chaffe/David Abel/David Shea/David Slusser/John Zorn/Mike Patton/Scummy/William Winant from Elegy (1995) Jazz
15. Bonesaw (3:36) by Scar Tissue from Obscurity (2010) Industrial Metal
16. Til Tor Ulven (Søppelsolen) (9:13) by Ihsahn from Arktis (2016) Death Metal
17. The Disaster Area (3:54) by The Legendary Pink Dots from Chemical Playschool 10 (2000) Art Rock
18. Chaostrophy (5:37) by Coil from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) Industrial
19. Smoke (E.F.S. No. 59) (5:20) by Can from Flow Motion (1976) Art Rock
20. 4/19/05-Tuesday (0:40) by Fantomas from Suspended Animation (2005) Art Rock
21. No Warning (3:29) by King Crimson from Three of a Perfect Pair (1984) Prog Rock
22. Detox (3:12) by Scar Tissue from Obscurity (2010) Industrial Metal
23. Storm Corrosion (10:09) by Storm Corrosion from Storm Corrosion (2012) Alternative Rock
24. (-)Ions(4:00) by Tool from Aenima (1996) Prog Metal OVERLAYED WITH Horse Latitudes (1:35) by The Doors from Strange Days (1968) Rock
25. Sequenza Ritmica E Tema (7:06) by Morte Macbre from Symphonic Holocaust (1998) Prog Rock/Art Rock OVERLAYED WITH: Careful with that Axe, Eugene (8:51-bled over from Ions) by Pink Floyd from Ummagumma (1969)


Episode #015: Halloween Cocktail Party Part 2
October 20, 2021 10:00pm

 

Conflux Cornucopia Cerebellum Cocktail Hour
Episode #015: Halloween Cocktail Party Part 2
Halloween Part 2

Hello fellow Alchemists and Confluxians. This is part 2 of our 3 part Halloween special. This is a continuation of last week’s show where we are having fun with the holiday. Parts one and two are meant to go together to accompany your holiday bash with some fun and frolic and spooky sounding songs. Next week’s show will be for those who have a haunted house, or want really scary music and sound effects to set the mood for your trick or treaters to feel a bit apprehensive about approaching the house.
This week’s set list:

1. Theme from the Walking Dead (0:49) by Bear McCreary from the Walking Dead Original Soundtrack (2017) Film Score
2. Dead Man’s Party (6:22) by Oingo Boingo from Dead Man’s Party (1985) Alternative Rock
3. Monster Hash (3:22) by The Toyes from The Toyes (1996) Novelty
4. MIC BREAK: Beetlejuice (3:43) by Danny Elfman from Music from a Darkened Theatre: Film & Television Music, Vol. 1 (1990) Film Score
5. Skeleton in the Closet (3:25) by Louis Armstrong from 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween, Vol. 2 (2011) Big Band
6. Satan Takes a Holiday (3:14) by Tommy Dorsey from 30’s & 40’s Era Halloween, Vol. 2 (2011) Big Band
7. Poor Skeleton Steps Out (3:33) by XTC from Oranges & Lemons (1989) Alternative Rock
8. MIC BREAK: Tarantula-Big Bunnies (0:56) by Masatoshi Mitsumoto; Radio Symphony Orchestra Of Cracow from More Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
9. The Number of the Beast (4:52) by Iron Maiden featuring Vincent Price from The Number of the Beast (1982) Heavy Metal
10. The Black Widow (3:38) by Alice Cooper from Welcome to My Nightmare (1975) Rock
11. V.T.T.L.O.T.F.D.G.F. (Voyage Through the Land of the Freeze Dried Godzilla Farts) (4:23) by Fishbone from Fishbone (1985) Alternative Rock
12. Godzilla (3:42) by Blue Öyster Cult from Spectres (1977) Rock
13. The Green Manalishi (4:43) by Fleetwood Mac from Men of the World: The Early Years (1970) Rock
14. MIC BREAK: Gorgo: Gorgo Sighted/Gorgo Surfaces (1:49) by Masatoshi Mitsumoto; Radio Symphony Orchestra Of Cracow from More Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
15. They’re Coming for You Barbara (0:18) by Russell Streiner and Judith O’Dea from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968) Film Scene
16. Fight ‘Em ‘Til You Can’t (5:48) by Anthrax from Worship Music (2011) Thrash Metal
17. Knuckle Duster (Radio 2-B) (0:25) by White Zombie from La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1 (1992) Heavy Metal
18. You’ve Got To Let Me Eat Your Brains! (0:52) by Thom Matthews and Beverly Randolph from Return of the Living Dead (1985) Film Scene
19. The Devil’s Rejects (3:53) by Rob Zombie from Educated Horses (2006) Heavy Metal
20. Wake Up Screaming (5:03) by Queens of the Stone Age (Subhumans Cover) from Stone Age Complications (2004) Heavy Metal
21. MIC BREAK: Tales from the Crypt (1:29) by Danny Elfman (with the “Crypt Keeper”) from Music from a Darkened Theatre: Film & Television Music, Vol. 1 (1990) Film Score
22. Amethyst Realm (7:47) by The Claypool Lennon Delirium from South of Reality (2019) Psychedelic Rock
23. Over at the Frankenstein Place (2:42) by Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick & Richard O’Brien from The Rocky Horror Picture Show-Absolute Treasures (1975) Musical
24. Abby Something (1:19) by Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, and Teri Garr from Young Frankenstein (1974) Film Scene
25. Frankenstein (4:45) by the Edgar Winter Group from They Only Come Out at Night (1972) Jazz Fusion
26. MIC BREAK: Mexican Standoff (0:50) by Graeme Revell from The From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Soundtrack (1996) Classical
27. Living Dead Girl (3:23) by Rob Zombie from Hellbilly Deluxe (1998) Heavy Metal
28. Mostly (0:38) by Carrie Henn, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Riser, and Bill Paxton from the movie Aliens (1986) Film Scene
29. Noseratu (5:21) by Blue Öyster Cult from Spectres (1977) Rock
30. Dracula (4:42) by Gorillaz from Gorillaz (2001) Indie Rock
31. Say the Words (1:01) by Bruce Campbell from the movie Army of Darkness (1995) Film Scene
32. Halloween (4:39) by Mastodon from Once More ‘Round the Sun (2014) Progressive Metal
33. The Time Warp (3:18) by Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, and Nell Campbell from The Rocky Horror Picture Show-Absolute Treasures (1975) Musical
34. MIC BREAK: Sex Machine Attacks (1:22) by Graeme Revell from The From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Soundtrack (1996) Classical
35. Bad Moon Rising (2:20) by Creedence Clearwater Revival from Green River (1969) Rock
36. Werewolves of London (3:28) by Warren Zevon from A Quiet Normal Life-The Best of Warren Zevon (1977) Rock
37. MIC BREAK: It Came From Outer Space: Main Title (0:29) by Herman Stein from Monstrous Movie Music (1996) Classical
38. Nothing Takes the Place of You (2:55) Toussaint McCall with Wolfman Jack from the Wolfman Jack Show (Unknown date) Radio Recording
39. Halloween (2:58) by John Carpenter from the movie Halloween (1978) Soundtrack


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