solipsistic NATION No. 37: Verbalize

VerbalizeToday’s special guest is my dad.

My father has had a profound impact on my life as well as influencing my tastes in music. Thanks to him, I grew up listening to The Beatles, Kraftwork, and Segovia as well as the subversive comedy of the Firesign Theater. I’ve introduced him to the likes of the Sex Pistols and The Orb and he introduced me to The Pogues and DJ Spooky.

He’s also had some great ideas for radio programs and podcasts. One idea was to introduce each song on a show with a bit of background on the artist and the song. As a deejay and especially as a deejay for an electronic music show I was resistant to the idea because half the fun of solipsistic NATION is taking people on a journey with a seamless mix so the last thing I wanted to do was break up that mix by talking about each song.

On today’s show we’re going to experiment with the format by trying his idea. In fact, I thought it would be cool to have each artist introduce themselves and their songs.

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Photo Credit: Nick Konings Copyright © Nick Konings and Yell Saccani

  1. WAYZ “Pain”
  2. KT “Lessons In Life”
  3. Nosaj Thing “Heart Entire”
  4. Stuntdouble “El Guapo”
  5. Genius of Soul “Identity Crisis”
  6. DJ Om “Middle Eastern Swan Song”
  7. The Winston Giles Orchestra “We Wait For Sunrise”
  8. The Other Guy “Step One (Kings Street Mix)”
  9. Bluetech & Shulman “Midnight Bloom”
  10. Grouse “Twisted”
  11. Rena Jones “Open Me Slowly”

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  • Space Fred

    Great show and a great idea but I have to ask, why do you call your Pops “Quo”?

  • solipsisticnation


    Glad you liked the show. I had a lot of fun putting it together even though it took me several months to put out the episode.

    I call my dad “Quo” because, well, I’m not quite sure why. It was kind of a late 60′s thing. My dad didn’t wnt to be called ada becauce every father is called dad. He wanted something distinct so I grew up calling him Quo.

    Believe me, it was kind of awkward growing up having friends over my house and having to constantly explain why I called him Quo. But other than that, I don’t even think about it.

    Bazooka Joe

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