KZSU playlist for Tuesday, Sept 29, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
A new era! Actually, no — I might go back to my Friday time slot within months. Call it a mini-era. Either way, I’ve migrated back to my early-morning roots to kick off the station’s new fall-quarter schedule.
Because we’re often off the air during the 5:00 a.m. hour, I’ll start most of these shows with a long track — 10 minutes minimum, 20 minutes preferred. I figure by the end of that, I’ll have three or maybe even five listeners out there for my first microphone break. Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?
Tim Berne started his new/current era of self-publishing with the 3-CD Bloodcount Unwound set, so I used that as my starting point. “Loose Ends” is a 13-minute piece that opens with a catchy blaring of horns that drops into a tough-grooving bassline. Good way to get the blood pumping. I think I’ve said that before.
Unwound was indeed the first release on Berne’s Screwgun label, which started before Internet promotion was commonplace. I happened to see a show of his just before he launched, where he told me the whole plan and pre-sold me a copy. I like to think I was one of the first people to receive Unwound in the mail.
Anyway, click here to see the full playlist.