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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A cool online radio station to break the mundane.

Yesterday I read about a performance artist in England that was planning to eat a corgi to protest on of Prince Phillip's foxhunts that may or may not have resulted in a fox being beaten with a pole.

Today I read that he had actually gone through with it, live on radio, with the help of Yoko Ono. He ate the pooch in the form of a meatball with apple, onion, and bread. The dog was not killed for the stunt and has died at some sort of breeding kennel.

While I was sorting out my emotions on this form of protest, one thought really struck me: what sort of radio station broadcasts this sort of programming?

Resonance FM 104.4 is the guilty party. It is a community-based "art" station that is operated as a non-profit by the London Musicians Collective (a group that supports experimental music).

The first things that I heard when I logged on to their online feed was several minutes of what sounded like a piece of broken glass being drug along on concrete. Later they played some Afro-Latino records from the '50s and some rather long experimental jams. There are also quite a few postmodernist and/or absurdist (but not absurd) radio plays and serials that are quite heavy on the right brain. Some of it comes off as a bit silly to Americans (as is often the case with the musings of Europe's radical left), but it is usually thoughtful , irreverent, and intelligent.

While this might not prove to be my favorite destination radio station on the net, it did seem to serve a distinct purpose. The music and talk kinda stimulate the vast unused chunks 'o brain and seemed to enhance my problem-solving skills on a particularly tricky assignment. It has, thereby, earned a spot in my "radio" bookmarks folder.
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Blogger prattcarla said...

dear,
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Country Music, in the form that we know it, has been going strong for over three hundred years in the Southern part of North America. It was not until the 1920s that it started to gain traction though.
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