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Over The Edge Radio Archive (Seeland 031). Negativland's live mix radio show "Over The Edge" has been the longest-running block of free-form audio collage in radio history. With Negativland's Don Joyce at the helm, the weekly show was broadcast from KPFA FM in Berkeley California from 1981 to 2015. His death on July 22, 2015 closed a very large and long chapter in the group's history. 


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I have already been summoned by KPFA to explain this program and why it doesn't follow the language rules of radio. Three solid hours of Eminem music and Eminem talk, some of it edited for language and some not, which in contrast certainly points out how language censorship mutilates the music of Eminem to ruination if nothing else. With constant reminders of this "parental guidance" format, we cover Eminem's career, the media controversy surrounding his emergence, the 2001 Grammy...
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Omer Edge begins the show from his remote location in the Lucky Muck swamp where he intends to document the nature of swamp gas and why UFO's are constantly mistaken for it. An audio memo from the Netweb's Retro-History Project lays out the basics of the reversible logic which the Netweb uses to "transinfiltrate" future informational adjustments into past programming and why. Then this show focuses on the most famous and best documented event in modern UFO history - The alleged saucer...
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Topic: Series: Another UFO
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Live coverage
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Over the Edge: Weatherman Security 3a
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Over the Edge: All Art Radio Cage
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19820517 No More OTE, It's Dick Vaughn!
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Over the Edge: Lipstick Smear
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Over the Edge: The New Numbers Man
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All Dylan in the 60s, including songs you may have heard but versions you probably haven't. Hounder of the hero, A.J. Weberman talks article wording with Bob on the phone, The Birch society keeps him off The Ed Sullivan Show, lots of interviewing, and all the songs are bootleg versions or unreleased. Also, a rare stop to Receptacle Programming to let this rare music play.
Topic: Series: Universe
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Did you read our listing for last week? Well, sure, Twisto didn't show. How could he? He wasn't even contacted. We don't even know him. Yes, another pathetic, empty grab for your attention… but you keep coming back.. what in the world are you looking for? Try next week's listing.
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This extra edition of OTE finds a quick mix of Standard Oil's high school summary of American History, Tatu, which is genius pop, nuclear crime in Russia, and Dune. These are knitted together, along with callers, in more needling ways than one for three hours.
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Contains an alternate version of "180 and the Letter G"
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Over the Edge: Pipe Dream II Metallurgy, a long time caller to the show, somehow convinces Don to let him bring his excruciatingly untalented band "Pipe Dream" up to perform live on Over The Edge for one last time. Crosley Bendix is not amused, leading to a truly classic cultural review that kicks off the show. You may or may not want to hear the rest of this.  Special silent guest, filming the show for his posterior: The Weatherman.  -- Mark Hosler
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In another 5 hour edition, this saga encompassing why there is no God continues. The power of the human mind's assumptions provide another extended program on the superstitious folly we call religion in all it's perplexing glory. Buck Logic returns with another Sci-Fi Aside, and plenty of songs throughout to punch the point home. What's it all about, Alfie?
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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Over the Edge: How Radio Was Done 45
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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A Universal Media Netweb Special: Dr. Signal Void, best known as a broadcast therapist, will bring his little known hobby out of the closet tonight as we present "The Complete Life of Bob Dylan." Special guest Bob Dylan reminisces, takes calls, and answers some of those difficult questions from veteran rock jock Jumpin’ Jack Jackson.
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3 hours of fiction vs. actuality from the world of robots, past and present. From the 50s' distopian roboservants, to the right around which corner where humans interface with automated tools? Robot toys - conditioning or just plain funny? Junior and Furby - Devil or the deep blue sea? Robot music by robot bands, carefully chopped by their own Fridatronics plug-in reproducement attachments. Receptacle speech patterns all registered as human.
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Close your eyes - this is such stuff as which dreams are made of. It's not "Over the Wedge", it's "Fire Walk With Me", a five-hour journey through the scenes, voices, and music of David Lynch. Broadcast between Seasons 1 and 2, it's not just about Twin Peaks - but it's mostly about Twin Peaks. Thrown in are Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Dune... characters and sounds pervade throughout the night of seedy underbellies, breathless love, and mysterious backwards declarations. Babs...
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This is five hours of trains, from the building of the transcontinental railroad through the old west one and a half centuries ago laced with sounds and dialog from Once Upon A Time In The West, to Robert Bloch's mid 20th Century tale of the Hellbound Train and the hobo jungles of the depression, to Disneyland's enshrinement of the railroad as toy transportation. You've seen all those sound effects discs with the sounds of trains? Well finally, here they all are, from steam to diesel and high...
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In a special 5 hour edition, we continue to probe the audio of multiple religious conceptions, not the least of which is monotheism, actually an exceedingly more absurd and unlikely concept than the polytheism it replaced in so many heads. Come with us through ancient wars and modern car bombing; God has always been the very best excuse for murder and genocide throughout the history of humankind. And Buck Logic shows up with a Sci-Fi Aside explaining everything. Yes, it's all here, somewhere...
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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Over the Edge: Moonrock Footnotes 01
Topic: Series: Moonrock Footnotes
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Over the Edge: Another UFO - Physics I
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19850311 Advertising Secrets (March 1985)
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An early to mid 60s look at the Beatniks' progress, the H bomb, People Are No Good, the words to Mission Impossible, Dylan rehearsing, top 40 blaring, MLK saved by not sneezing, and students revolting, but you'll never walk alone Ð a double play!
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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How subtle can a sense of humor be before it's not funny? Serious research in this field has become the life's work of Dick Vaughn. Join us for the return of Dick Vaughn anchoring Solburn's latest format.
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Two old stories from X-Minus One and a wide open receptacle propel this 3 hour terror filled cultural landscape occupied by audio sniping and the coming irradiated war. Angst from the 50s, 60s, and now, all bugging out over basically the same stuff, then and now.
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Leland Googleburger, on tape from the past where he is on a mission, introduces this show about time travel which revolves around a mix of several tales from fiction, including a couple from 50s science fiction radio and The Time Traveler by H.G. Wells, mixed up with contemporary scientists discussing today's view of the possibility and how it might be accomplished, as well as why quantum physics suggests "it's not as far fetched as you might think."
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A five hour edition. Beginning with a flashback into the development of Motown and Soul radio, not to mention Malcom X, through '66, we then lurch into 1967 from Radio Caroline where they're first to play "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and confront the government with "illegal" broadcasting. The Beatles produce Sargent Pepper, San Francisco's first underground station, KMPX, reaches the air with Edward Bear and Tom Donahue as the San Francisco bands emerge, Dylan refuses to give...
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Yes, we can get all the way to Christmas with this.
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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Conceptual radio artist Buzz Twisto will braid every equipment cable in our broadcast studio into a continuous strand which, if placed in a striaght line, would stretch almost 17 miles. This will take up the entire 3 hours. A discussion will follow.
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Over the Edge: Untitled Negativland Live Mix: "An Experiment of Sorts". Originally aired on July 6th, 1981 on KPFA radio. Featuring Negativland. Runtime 01:33:25. These early 80s OTE shows were recorded onto reel-to-reel recording tape. We couldn't afford to buy enough tape to record every show and keep the recordings, so Don would edit out the best bits and use the rest of the tape to record the following weeks show. So that's why all these early shows are partial only. "My...
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"The Thanksgiving question? Is there a God we should be thanking? Lots of receptacle callers discuss what is in our heads, Freud raises his ugly head, and Fundamentalist Islam remains a danger to everyone else's head." -- Don Joyce
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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Vincent Price is showcased throughout with various ruminations on witchcraft and magic, along with very detailed instructions for the successful practice of both. Also the history of the Devil and various other commentaries on evil in the world.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is God
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19820719 The Dumb, Stupid Come Out Line
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Over the Edge: Slow Down
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Over the Edge: Money Music
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"Over the Edge" becomes "The Haunted Edge" as Don speaks from beyond the grave, electrocuted by a toaster, and offers "five hours to kill together". This mid-July show moves into a world (and afterworld) of the macabre, creepy and just plain strange. Blended together are stories by Poe, Lovecraft, Dickens, and a remarkably obscure sci-fi-horror work ("Cancrogregina") from the 1950s by Italian writer Tommaso Landolfi. Orson Welles refuses to pick up a...
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Taking a lot of authentic top 40 radio DJ recordings, along with lots of soft drink spots done by pop bands of the day, all of which was recorded off broadcasts in 1965, I add some songs from 1965 that may or may not have been played on the radio, and you have a simulation of an impossible top 40 show from 1965. A pivotal year of psychic change ranging from Brill Building hits to the British invasion and the pre-grass Beatles, to Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival going way against the...
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The Chopping Channel brings therapy to music butchery with lots of noise amid the self-help.
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Over the Edge: Another UFO The Early Years
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Does Satan exist? Let's find out with preachers on The Devil's domains, the root of all evil, Reverend Van Impe on Hell and it's purpose, and some evil praising songs from Zacherly.
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Topic: Series: Your Brain is the Devil
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King's House spends all morning hanging out on the front stoop making rude noises at all the people going to work.
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A flock of corporate attorneys gather tonight to exchange summonses and explain the legal steps now being taken by both sides in the big Dylan lawsuit
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Only about 30 minutes of this show on the aircheck.
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The third in a series of "Sex Dirt" shows done between Ô93 and Ô95, this one takes the cake. Almost all music from beginning to end, with several guests on instruments, the Weatherman, live and on a thousand tapes, drenched in club soda as usual, holds on to his lead vocalist position throughout. This one finally provides the remaining material for the "Sex Dirt" OTE CD, and is the best single Negativland performance on OTE I can remember. Hearing the unedited 3 hours here...
Topic: Series: Sex Dirt
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A mix full of TV and especially its music from the 50s. An eccentric tribute to unknown production music composer, William Loose, mixed up clips from Omnibus, Ernie Kovacs, and many others. TV themes, 50s songs by 50s TV stars, some 50s TV history and commentary, and topping it off with a reflection from the present - one of Negativland's live performances of "Watchin TV" from the TrueFalse tour.
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With special guests, Bob and Ray, we begin a month of radio shows which are all about radio and what else is and has been on it. However, as we launch, huge hums are heard and we spend the first hour and a half working on our equipment on air with the indespensable x-ray help of the Weatherman who assists us on the phone. Very amusing. The rest is full of also amusing non-engineering aspects of the medium. A technically unusual show.
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19830704 Fourth of July
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Binky reveals all when he strips down to his quasi-space retro-futiurist undergarments. Lord Borborygmic is insulted and leaves the table, his veal unfinished.
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Including a Halloween discourse about where all that came from (a celebration of Satanic elements), an unknown, unseeable creature attacks a man, Dawkins on Islam, Zacherly runs for president as a monster, Satan's existence continues to be exclaimed, and much more.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is the Devil
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19840402 A Tribute to John Cooper Clarke
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Over the Edge: China
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A show built around stories and music about space kids. X-Minus One gives us two intermixed stories of kids taking over with supernatural powers and alien help. The fantastic Twink provides space music on toy instruments, a raising of the MoonRock pot provides a 4 year old Wang Tool memorial tribute to Bobby and Betty, two kids killed tragically in space during their unaccompanied trip to the moon, mashed space songs and mashed baby songs, and it all goes down strained peaches in space.
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Yet another 5 hour edition, but at 3 AM, I'm joined by members of the Subgenius cult of believers in Bob to debate their misconceptions until 5 AM. Until then, and beginning with a correction to last week's Sci-Fi Aside feature, I cover the whole God concept with more Bible history, more philosophical interrogation, and even the astronomical view of space and it's potential for life. If we can get all the way to Christmas with this, we may finally put a stop to that misguided holiday for good.
Topic: Series: It's All In Your Head
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"65 turns into '66 with the focus on the touring Beatles at the end of that rope. WABC's continuous coverage of the Beatles in New York City, Casey Kasem reads a Beatle fan letter, DJs rant, IDs play, The Byrds are influenced, and lots of live Beatle performances, chopped and not.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done
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The History of Wallpaper: Verticals and Patterns. Pastor Dick returns from Negativland to conclude his somewhat distracted appraisal of Christian well coverings. Don Joyce at the carousel. Meanwhile, the Weatherman gets recorded and recorded and recorded…
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Richard Dawkins on Islam and its many conflicts, Firesign Theatre on exorcism, the Beatles get caught being more famous than God, and much more.
Topic: Series: Your Brain is the Devil
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Five Hours of Canadian Swamp Music. Is it bogged down? Sink for yourself.
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There is no one in Muttville, Joy Dog strikes tonight. Hard-hitting yap music for longhairs. Foxxy Terror: alto sax. Boston Blackie: bass. Glassy Heel: keyboards. Wolf Larsen: guitar. Joe Cocker: vocals. Pit Bullpen: double play on words. Goofy: interruptions.
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Pastor Dick rides the roller coaster of irreverent and satanic callers as he attempts another program on faith alone. Christian news, Christian weather, and Christian music from the J Brigade. The Bible Quiz, Big Brotherhood Companions, Mormons exposed, an inspirational song for children almost sung by Ralph Vivian Lust, stories for young people, and the Family Hour. The Weatherman is in an unusually bad mood and quits the group.
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This edition, with a shoeless introduction by Dr. Oslow Norway, begins with the Negativland single, Truth In Advertising, followed by an industrial tape about Coka Cola's program to bond elementary and high school students to Coke with school assembly programs, school sports, school promotions, and blatant bribery in general. Also the never missing aspect of sex in ads, an ad executive discusses reality in advertising, and some neat cut-up records using samples from ads. Mark of Negativland...
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With the release of a new Firesign Theatre CD (Bride of Firesign) I collect all the Nick Danger episodes from all the Firesign recordings I have (which must be all of them) to fill 3 hours with haphazard detective drama, old and new. Intermixing these recordings doesn't seem to hurt the intended surrealism a bit.
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Radio from Pearl Harbor through the early days of WW II, with lengthy focus on a Roosevelt fireside chat given three months after Pearl Harobr. Big Bands rule. England endures. Fibber Mcgee can't listen to his radio and Lum and Abner finally get that rocket to Mars launched, but propaganda from both sides takes up much of radio's time.
Topic: Series: How Radio Was Done