In 1979 the experimental, "proto-mash-up" trio of Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill, and Heman Patha released their first album, Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella, and within the liner notes they included a list of bands that influenced their burgeoning sound collage project which they called, Nurse With Wound. After their second album was released including another roster of acts, the list was complete, comprised of 290+ artists from around the planet, spanning many musical genres; from Krautrock to Musique Concrete, Cabaret to Free Jazz, Psychedelic Rock to French Weirdness. It has since become a shopping list... no, more like a Schindler's list of amazing musical oddities for sound geeks across the globe to collect and enjoy.
This radio show, broadcast from the Erb Memorial Union on the campus of the University of Oregon, Fridays at midnight to Saturdays at 2AM PST, is dedicated to the further propagation of these artists and their works into the ears and minds of the initiated and unaware alike... and beginning on Friday January 13th, 2012, I'll be playing the entire list from A-Z. As many of the artists' music includes titles well longer than the average 3 minute radio-fare, I'm actually aiming to select pieces that are at least 10 minutes long... so this process should take a good part of the year.
To the right is a link to the station's live feed and a count-down timer to the next live show and also links to set-lists and a podcast for consumption after the fact.