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Apr 062011

Ever wonder what it was like in the rough and tumble late nineties? Step into the time machine in this WIDB-era Prefab Audio Extrapolation and learn about the trends gripping America’s youth. Like pork*.

* This show sponsored by The Pork Growers of America.

Starring DaveX, Tony Youngblood, Mike Hackett, Tom Denney, and a bunch of other people I can’t remember at the moment. Features probably my favorite moment of any WIDB show — Mike Hackett’s rap. And the most annoying-yet-endearing moment in any episode period — my brother Wes Youngblood’s timeless ditty Hog Farm. He used to come in my bedroom early in the morning and wake me up with it.

Feb 142011

Drumroll please. . . For the 51st podcast of Theatre Intangible, we present a real banger from the WIDB Prefab Audio Extrapolations version of the show — The Modern Sounds of Percussion — recorded on February 10th, 2000, starring DaveX and myself.

This show actually does sound pretty modern for something recorded 11 years ago. It’s arrhythmic, spastic, and dirty. In short, I like it! Enjoy.

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Jan 042011

There are lots of great new improvs in the works, but today we bring you the classic flavor to quench your thirst — Beverages, the eighth episode from the Prefab Audio Extrapolation days at WIDB, recorded way back in 1998 (or ’99).

Beverages features some old cola marketing campaign tapes, exercise records, crazy call-ins, and more fizz than a club soda. Featuring DaveX, Tom Denney, and myself. Enjoy.

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Jul 052010

This one goes way back. Actually, it’s the second episode EVER, recorded and broadcast October 22nd, 1998 on ~ORE~ Prefab Audio Extrapolations, WIDB Radio, Carbondale, Illinois. My ~ORE~ co-host DaveX had yet to join me. In studio with me (if memory serves) were Tom Denney, Mike Meyer, and Wil Bernal. You can hear them calling in as various characters. (Usually they would just go to the station front room and call in on the other station line.)

Mixmaster Satan is a dark portal through pre-9/11 American television. In these pre-digital days, I recorded television sound bites and field recordings directly from the speaker into a cassette recorder and playing back on the station cassette deck live. When I wanted to repeat a section, I had to rewind, watch the counter, and playback, hoping I timed it right. When you listen to these early shows, you’ll be able to tell we were VERY inspired by Negativland. Although I still like these early episodes, it was the over-reliance on sound bites and tv samples that made me want to make the next incarnation (Theatre Intangible) sample-free, created entirely by the performers in-studio. But this episode takes me back.