Friday, March 6, 2015

RETRO FRIDAY: “KILL UGLY RADIO”

  The name came from a declaration by Frank Zappa, on the back cover of Uncle Meat
NOTE: THE IMAGE ABOVE IS FROM A ZAPPA BLOG THAT WENT SILENT A FEW YEARS AGO. THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT THIS SITE: LINK

I recently discovered an amazing blog called Kill Ugly Radio.  It is the creative work of Rich Lindsay of Portland, Oregon.  Lindsay has curated one of the most unique collections of historic and twisted audio anywhere on earth.

Lindsay has been involved in audio collage and experimentation since the mid-eighties. Lindsay hosts a monthly show on community station KBOO called Radio Lost & Found. What is heard on the program is a small fraction of the material on Kill Ugly Radio.



Lindsay’s choices of content are scholarly, off-beat, hip and surprising. KillUgly Radio is a museum and lending library.  Rich Lindsay is a radio hero!

The scope of Kill Ugly Radio is impressive.  In addition to archive editions of the KBOO program, topic areas include sound art, mash-ups, comedy such as Firesign Theatre, news and political broadcasts.  Lindsay is on the bus…

I found today’s clip on Kill Ugly Radio. It is a track the 1979 album Somewhere Over the Radio. Ron Stevens and Joy Grdnic were then morning show hosts in LA. Please take a minute and have a laugh:
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