Year-end came early for thee Ipso Factory; there will be no show on the 24th or 31st. Below you can hear my 2015 wrap-up. It’s mostly mirthful, as suits the season. I’ll be back on the airwaves at CJSR on January 07, 2016. Til then, then, best of the holidays to you all.
The Pink Mountaintops ~ Holiday
I sat down to make a Christmas-themed video, but this is what came out instead:
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir ~ Table of the Lord
Evidently Chickentown. Thanksgiving left us with themes of gratitude and gluttony, and a foray into the vinyl stacks yielded some dusty gems. This week’s episode features kooks, cooking, kitchens and chickens -plenty of chickens. A trio of English eccentrics made for a show that was sillier than usual: the Bard of Salford, John Cooper Clarke made an appearance, as did Kevin Coyne (RIP) whose career spanning 1968-2004 makes for fascinating reading and whose paintings are definitely worth a browse, and John Otway gave us all a Geordie handshake. Incidentally, when Otway temporarily lost his sideman Wild Willie Barrett in 1982 and he had to go it alone, he released an album called All Balls and no Willie. That joke never gets old.
In a battle of the one-man bands, perennial favorite and psycho-billy progenitor Hasil Adkins (RIP) squared off against up-and-comer Scott H. Biram. Tune in and find out who got the last drumstick. (It’s a trick question -they only drum with their feet.)