Friday, March 14th, 2008 ... 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... KZSU, 90.1 FM

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It was a real treat to have Mark Applebaum and [sic] (Stanford Improvisers Collective) in the studio for a live performance. [sic] consists of students taking Applebaum's quarter-long class in improvisation at Stanford. About 18 of them piled into our Outer A studio for an hour of great fun, including a couple of passes at John Zorn's Cobra game piece and some mugging along with a Mexican soap opera on TV. Huge ups to David Bug for engineering the whole shebang and getting everyone set up, mic'ed, and plugged in. Our chief engineer Mark Lawrence strung the co-ax cable to get the TV signal into the studio.

There's a small set of photos up on Flickr. (Check out KZSU's other photos while you're at it. If you can't find the [sic] pics there, try here.)

I wonder if Mark was disappointed to find out I was already indoctrinated to this kind of music; there's a perverse fun in freaking someone out with this stuff for the first time. Regardless, he apparently teaches this class once a year, so I'm hoping to get the next permutation on the air as the fall 2008 quarter ends. We'll see. A lot depends on my time slot, which I might voluntarily move for at least one quarter. (That's a secret. Don't tell yet.) [sic] was a delight to host, especially since they were willing to put up with my total inability to help set up.

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Here's the [sic] set. Titles are mine except as noted.

[sic] -- "Cobra 1" -- (Live in-studio performance)

[sic] -- "Electronics Duo" -- (Live in-studio performance) [sic] -- "Channel 65" -- (Live in-studio performance) [sic] -- "Cobra 2" -- (Live in-studio performance) [sic] -- "Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 1" -- (Live in-studio performance)

-- 4:00 p.m. --

Spontaneous Music Ensemble -- "Low Profile" -- Low Profile (Emanem, 1999)

* Jason Kao Hwang and EDGE -- "Cloud Call" -- Stories Before Within (Innova, 2008)

* His Name Is Alive -- "Capricorn Moon (Live)" -- Sweet Earth Flower: A Tribute to Marion Brown (High Two, 2007)

* Noertker's Moxie -- "Ladders Cross the Sky in a Blue Wheel of Fire" -- Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miro (Edgetone, 2007)

-- 5:00 p.m. --

* Mike Ellis -- "Part 9" -- Chicago Spontaneous Combustion Suite (AlphaPocket, 2007)

* The Vandermark 5 -- "Friction" -- Beat Reader (Atavistic, 2007) * Caramuru/Baldanza Duo -- "In Walked Tom" -- Bossa in the Shadows (Labor, 2007) * Steve Lehman Quintet -- "Process" -- On Meaning (Pi Recordings, 2007)

Patrick Cress' Telepathy -- "Meditation, Realization" -- Meditation, Realization (Odd Shaped Case, 2006)

Amy X. Neuburg -- "Residue" -- Residue (Other Minds, 2004)

Tin Hat -- "Dead Season" -- The Sad Machinery of Spring (Hannibal/Rykodisc, 2007)

* Lucien Dubuis Trio -- "Le 31e" -- Le Retour (Unit, 2007) * Noertker's Moxie -- "Dona Del Cantir" -- Sketches of Catalonia, Vol. 2: Suite for Miro (Edgetone, 2007)

* = Item in KZSU rotation
! = Pop anomaly
? = Item not in KZSU library

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