I’m influential!

5 million years ago, I did a avant-garde/experimental music radio show on KXUA called Ugly Music for Beautiful People (a name I liked so much, I’ve reused it for this blog). For a while, I podcasted the show and it gained a decently sized following. This was fairly early in the history of the podcast, and I was putting out 2 hour long shows. At that point in time, there weren’t many other dudes uploading 2 hour long shows filled with crazy new music on a weekly basis. So I filled a niche. Ever since I stopped doing it, I get the occasional email or blog post asking if I’ll ever start the show up again.

Well, today, this dude named Little Chris took it up a notch. He does a podcast devoted to music from the Midlands area of the UK. And he recently recorded a podcast that was inspired by the type of music I played on Ugly Music for Beautiful People. He even gives me a shoutout.

Download his podcast here:

And check the shoutout at about 3:30 in. I love hearing my name said with an English accent.

That Gum You Like is Going to Come Back in Style: A Twin Peaks Themed DJ Mix

Back in January, I started watching David Lynch’s avant-garde soap opera Twin Peaks. The first season of it was incredible, some of the best TV I’ve ever seen. The second season started off strong, but fell off. The music of the show made a particularly strong impact on me, so I decided to make a DJ mix that used music from Angelo Badalamenti’s score as well as music that I thought shared thematic and stylistic similarities with Twin Peaks.

That Gum You Like is Going to Come Back in Style (direct download)

Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme
Nico – Janitor of Lunacy
Black Devil – “H” Friend
Burial – Archangel
Arthur Russell – You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In
Angelo Badalamenti – Dance of the Dream Man
The Walker Brothers – Fat Mama Kick
Grace Jones – Warm Leatherette
The Knife – Silent Shout
Angelo Badalmenti – Audrey’s Dance
Farah – Dancing Girls [Suite 304 Demo]
Can – Thief
Blonde Redhead – The Dress
Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme
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