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2018/02/24 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist feb 24, 2018

some silence before talk back and another time too for a full song–community radio, operator error–sounded fine live, so there’s that…been culling audio forms lately, now working through the cassettes, and found these gems…plus, a series of found-sounds-from-around-town all jammed together in a timely christmas theme…oh, and we found a vacuum cleaner that plays jazz…all topped off with an obituary


2018/02/23 / tocovava

new Newsstand Daily

For years I have been taking pictures of newsstands.  It is always surprising to see a wide array of newspapers and magazines on public display.  Mostly because it is rare to see someone reading a newspaper in public.  Go to a coffee shop or lunchroom, everyone is  scrolling soundlessly across time zones and content through a smart phone or striking dumbly on a computer keyboard.  Oh to hear all those electronics clacking like manual typewriters–all public spaces would sound like the old newsrooms.

I posted a few photos here and there.  The idea was to do it daily while I traveled to places that actually had newsstands (the Citgo at the exit here in town is not even a half-way decent newsstand, they do sell a few papers, though).  There is a great newsstand in Kalamazoo, Michigan News.  Michigan News has been there forever–at least all my life.  Kalamazoo is a forty-five minute drive from here, far too costly to make it more than a few times a month, if that.  I made the drive a few days ago.  The magazine shelves at Michigan News were a little less stocked than usual–usually you cannot see the shelving, the magazines are packed so tight, overlapping, one title on top of another title.  Maybe the publications are between their Winter 2017/2018 and Spring 2018 issues, shelves culled of spoiled product?  (A few boxes stacked beneath the candy counter up front as evidence?)  I didn’t ask the clerk because I didn’t want to hear, ‘we are scaling back.’  This way I can keep it positive until I hear anything different.

Driving home, I thought: in what folder in which hard drive do I have those photos I took of newsstands? Naturally, I dumped them off my smart phone into a computer, to make room on my phone for a new app or a critical, often daily software update.  The photos are old news.

This is from a Wawa or 7-Eleven or Dunkin’ Donuts near Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.  The rack depicted is twice the size of the newsstand at the Citgo by the exit here in town.2017-03-08 08.57.03

2018/02/15 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist VD 2018


JOHN SCOTT HOFFMAN AND THE LIGHT FANTASTIC – you are the sunshine of my life

JOHN COLTRANE – part 1 – acknowledgement

PARK JIHA – sounds heard from the moon

ANDY BEY – i know this love can’t be wrong


THE BEATLES – if i fell


JUNE CHRISTY – the first thing you know, you’re in love

YVES SIMON – manuel

VIC DAMONE – eternally

LINDA THOMPSON – first light

HOUSE AND LAND – home over yonder

SHIRLEY COLLINS – bonnie boy

MATTI BYE – forest in the sea

PAUL SIMON – 50 ways to leave your lover

TINY TIM – my true love

PRINCE – 1000 xs & os

THE TIME – girl

RICK JAMES – mary jane

BARRY WHITE – i’ve got so much to give

CHARLIE BYRD – theme from “love story”

JUDY NAUTA – the days of wine and roses

SHOCKING BLUE – love buzz










2018/02/08 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist feb 7, 2018

…after the intro, no-talking for the first 80-some minutes–get out your yoga mats, or maybe micro-dose, or set your mind back to a restaurant setting circa 2008…


RUSALNAIA – kindling

HOUSE AND LAND – home over yonder

SUFJAN STEVENS – tahquamenon falls

ELIOTT CARTER – allegro scorrevole–adagio from string quartet no. 1

TRIO ELḖTRICO – return of the coconut groove

KPT.MICH.IGAN – ”      ”    take tablets

CBS LABORATORIES – left-right sound identification

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON – part 3 — ibm 1402 card read-punch

APPARAT – multifunktionsebene

D-BRIDGE – i know

ACTRESS – audio track 5 (-6 version)

FANTASTIC PLASTIC  MACHINE – honolulu, calcutta

MONO ENZYME 307-  excerpt from fear of light

THOMAS FEHLMANN – berliner luftikus

JAMES LAST – i hear you knocking

JJ CALE – everything will be alright

OSCAR HARRIS & THE TWINKLE STARS – twinkle stars boo galoo (live)

THE HAPPY DOLLS – pick up the pieces

THE DYNAMICS – please think it over

LONSKI & CLASSEN – i danced again

THE COUNTS – what’s up front that counts

THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN – something in the air

VERSUS – underground

HOSPITALITY – liberal arts

RICHARD DAVIES – sign up maybe for being

ULTIMATE PAINTING – not gonna burn myself anymore

SPISSY – nothing boy

GREG KIHN BAND – the breakup song (they don’t write ’em)

SPIDER BAGS – summer of ’79

SOFT WALLS – never come back again

THE FIRST EDITION – just dropped in (to see what condition my condition is in)


2018/02/05 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist jan. 31, 2018

a bunch of m o o n songs thrown in to salute the super blue blood full 🌝  & a loooooong way to go to introduce the THINK song


THE DEAD KENNEDYS – 🌕 over marin

NILS FRAHM – all melody

TOMITA – mercury

FLEETWOOD MAC – sisters of the 🌕

GRAND PARC – winter

ANTIETAM – breathe

ROBERT WYATT – slow walking talk

KEN NORDINE – my baby

CHAD & JEREMY – everyone’s gone to the 🌕

BISHOP ORCUTT CORSANO – parked chrysanthemums

TIGUE – quilts

COH – 🌕viewhigh


THE STOOGES – down on the street

THE BONZO DOG BAND – tubas in the 🌕light

LAURA CANNELL – entrance to the vault

HARRY PARTCH – psalm 17

NEŞET ERTAŞ – öldüm yalvara yalvara

YO LA TENGO – you are here

JUANA MOLINA – rio seco

TINY RUINS – little did i know

THE KINKS – full 🌕


THE ROLLING STONES – 🌕light mile

LEON RUSSELL – wild horses

THINK – once you understand

B-52s – there’s a 🌕 in the sky


PETER THOMAS SOUND ORCHESTRA – the hound of blackwood castle




2018/02/05 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist jan. 27, 2018

a lot of talk near the two hour and twenty-five minute mark + update from stockton at the three hour and six minute mark


NADA: tic toc

ELVIS COSTELLO – green shirt

DICK DIVER – seagulls

THEM – my lonely sad eyes

SALAD BOYS – under the bed

KA BAIRD – tok tru


H.C. MCENTIRE – one great thunder

JUAN TORRES – sin ti

FRANCOIZ . BREUT – ma colores

AL GREEN – free at last

PETE ROCK – guitar

PETE ROCK – aretha

PRINCE – annie christian

PRINCE – something in the water

RONNIE LAWS – nothing to lose

KEITH SWEAT – right and a wrong way

KRAFTWERK – megaherz

XYLOURIS WHITE – only love

LEON RUSSELL – black sheep boogalou

SIEGEL-SCHWALL BAND – walk in my mind

WADADA LEO SMITH – monk and his five point ring at the five spot cafe

WADADA LEO SMITH – caravan of winter

COLLEEN – sun against my eyes

CAT POWER – names

PERFUME GENIUS – normal song



RUTH WELCOME – smoke gets in your eyes

MILT BUCKNER – blue prelude










2018/02/05 / tocovava

air pOwer playlist jan. 24, 2018


FLEETWOOD MAC – i’m so afraid

FLEETWOOD MAC – spare me a little

HERON OBLIVION – beneath fields


DEVO – u got me bugged

FRED FRITH – what a dilemma

SQUIRM – come back to michigan

FAZERDAZE – take it slow

GEORGE FIELDS – say, i do


BENNIE CARTER – a kiss from you

THE ALAN LORBER ORCHESTRA – the look of love

JUAN TORRES – tomara algun tiempo

SANDY DENNY – no end

THE FALL – bill is dead

THE FALL – blindness

THE FALL – smile

EARTH, WIND & FIRE – imagination

EARTH, WIND & FIRE – the way of the world

THE ISLEY BROTHERS – midnight sky

NICK LUCAS – tiptoe through the tulips

LAL & MIKE WATERSON – winifer odd

YO LA TENGO – she may she might

YO LA TENGO – shades of blue

BYRON MAC GREGOR – americans

NEIL DIAMOND – you don’t bring me flowers (instrumental)

NEIL DIAMOND – solitary man