STARSHIP OVERFLOW (U.K.) - Well, seems like it's not just ourselves
and Sweet William that are celebrating 30th anniversaries, Captain Garry
Lee and crew are having a bit of a bash for theirs as well! Come December
17th, it'll be 30 years to the day that the first broadcast of what was
then a pirate radio station called Freedom Overflow took place. And to
mark the occasion, the Captain is dragging back together a plethora (yes,
Andy, that's 'quite a few') of ex-Overflow DJ's to put on something of a
marathon broadcast. I could have done a nice "full of nuts" gag there if
the bastards hadn't changed its name to Snickers. But I digress, which
you'll know by now is very unlike me. So, wherever you may be in the world
(except the countries governed by excessively dictatorial twats, sorry),
tune in, turn on and let your...
♪♫ "FREEDOM OVERFLOW" - MAGIC MOMENTS AT TWILIGHT TIME ♫♪
HERE'S WISHING A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR 2ND FAVOURITE STARSHIP AND ALL
WHO FLY IN HER!
(U.S.A.) - Jerry Kranitz tells me it's
highly unlikely that he'll reactivate AI after he's completed work on his
current project, but it does at least remain online for archive purposes.
A rich treasure trove of reviews, articles and info.
TRIBE4MIAN'S WEBLOG (Greece) - See article in this issue...
BLISS / AQUAMARINE (U.K.) - Excellent news from Kim Harten; although
the future of her webzine was touch and go last time out, she's taken a
short break and is now ready to continue the good fight. Kim's been a
trouper for quite some years, so it's a great pleasure to be able to tell
you she's currently working on a new edition and is ready to accept
material again. However, she won't be reviewing quite as much as in the
past. Particular fields of interest are folk, psych and indiepop, but
she's fairly open minded. Acceptable formats are CD, CDR, vinyl or
cassette (she doesn't do downloads), best to ask about anything else.
CHAIN D.L.K. (U.S.A.) - See article in this issue...
THE DEPROGRAMMING CENTER /
LO FINEST /
TAPED RUGS PRODUCTIONS (U.S.A.) - Charles Rice Goff III is having
something of a go-slow at the moment due to poor health, but the DC
radioshow is still a going concern, as is the TRP label. Main interests
are seriously leftfield stuff with an emphasis on home production. He's
currently working on a new solo album, you can get a good overview of his
so do pop along and treat your ears...
DIGITAL DIZZY (U.K.) - See article in this issue...
EARTH CALLING (U.K.) - See article in this issue...
EBUS MUSIC / RADIO ESCOBAR (Germany) - Carsten Olbrich remains as busy
as ever. Aside from his own musical projects (Herr Ebu, Mr. Ebu. Schmertz
Der Welten, Always Welcome, Die Lebende Dosis and the mighty Watercoloured
Well), writing and concert organisation, he still finds time to do his
Radio Escobar show every month on Radio X. He plays a very wide range of
underground styles, all the way from subterranean schlager to
GAJOOB (U.S.A.) - See article in this issue...
KLAPPSTUHL RECORDS (Germany) -
See article in this
LORD LITTER (Germany) - See article in this issue...
NO PIGEONHOLES (U.S.A.) - The mighty Don Campau also continues working
hard on spreading the word, as well as archiving it all for future
generations. NP is broadcast on various stations and internet, covering a
wide range of underground styles, with an emphasis on the 'hometaper'
philosophy. There's also a spin-off broadcast that concentrates entirely
on the experimental spectrum. Don is still recording himself, great body
of work there that is well worth checking out. And do take a look at his
'Living Archive Of Underground Music', a great (and ever growing) online
museum to the genre.
Just received an NP playlist for 27th November, many thanks to Don for
airing "Variations (On A Theme By Peppa Pig)" on an unsuspecting audience,
much appreciated. Oink!
THE ROCKER /
ZEITGEIST RADIO (U.K.) - Stuart Hamilton is taking a break from his
activities for a bit due to some seriously bad family news, I'm sure I'd be
speaking for all of us if we wish him all the very best. Hopefully he'll
be back with us by the next edition, but in the meantime, his website
still has plenty on to keep you occupied.
RODENT TAPES BACKSTAGE (U.K.) - Gypsy (Arzathon) is currently working
on a film about homelessness, a venture we wish him extremely well with.
For further information, check out the Facebook page,
HOMELESSNESS, ON THE FRONTLINE.
RTB is still a functioning net label in the meantime and there is a mass
of stuff available on the INTERNET ARCHIVE as well. Oh, bit of news too;
he's also working on a second collaborative album with Franco Falsini
called "The Mourners Bench", so do keep an eye out for that one.
KEV ROWLAND (New Zealand) - Freelance writer and reviewer,
predominantly in the wider spheres of the progressive genres, but not
exclusively. Has a profile on the
SKYLIGHT (Greece) - Webzine with a very wide scope of view, very
underground friendly to boot. Run by Billy Yfantis, also something of an
experimental musician himself.
SOUNDS UNREAL (U.K.) - Heavy/spacerock disco/roadshow, based in Devon,
run by Alan Bartlett. Currently looking for a good venue for regular gigs
(as well as taking other bookings, of course), and always looking for good
music to play!