“The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.” — Erik Satie
Title: The Bopst Show: “Because I’m Free (Episode 43)
Rating: PG-13 (Mild Profanity, Suggestive Content, Adult Situations)
Intent: to present music that is fundamentally opposed to everything (and I do mean everything) Eric Cantor stands for.
Quality Rage inducing Diversion: ”The Innovative Future”
Suggested Absurd News Story Reading by Geographical Region: Washington, DC USA
Request Line: (804) 767-2550
Construction Dates: Monday-Thursday, February 16-19 2009
Equipment: Mac G4, Free Audio Editor & Recorder Software from Audacity, Frontier US-122 USB Audio/MIDI Interface, Shure SM57 Microphone
Posted: Monday February 23rd, 2009
Artists and Groups in order of appearance: Jim McKay, Alvin & Florence, Chris Bopst, Alice Cooper, The Bamboos (feat: Alice Russell), Tom Waits, The Kinks, Mr. Scruff, Madame Mame, The Clash, Amy Winehouse, Hoyt Curtin, Public Enemy, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Maya Angelou, The Mike Lee Sound, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Dick Van Dyke, The Residents, 1970’s Calgon Commercial, The Moon Invaders, R.E.M, BJ Thomas, Mystery Date
Mixed by: Chris Bopst
Art: Chris Bopst
“The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.”
— Erik Satie
Back to, “Safe for (Cool) Family or Work Listening” this week after two weeks of boundary pushing. When I am in the process of making these shows I don’t intend to be deliberately offensive; it just sort of happens that way. My wife always protests when the shows have a profane slant as she worries that people won’t tune in again if they happen to catch a particularly vulgar bit. She does have a valid argument, but when it comes right down to it, I don’t care if some feathers might get ruffled. In fact (and this won’t come as a surprise to anyone unfortunate to know me personally), I take it as a point of pride to make (certain) people uncomfortable. I guess you can chalk up that button pushing to my highly idealized punk rock entertainment aesthetic that if somebody isn’t offended by what you are doing, you are obviously doing something wrong.
Anyway, if you decide to click play or download this episode, you can listen without worrying about an onslaught of profanity or graphic depictions of thoroughly unsavory sexual acts coming out of the speakers.
Until Next Time: