Sunday, June 12, 2011

Out ov the Coffin: PODCAST: June 9th, 2011

This was a dark week for the DJs at WRVU Nashville -- and, for once, when I say "dark," I don't mean that in a good way. This week, Nashville lost the battle to save the nearly 60-year-old cultural institution that was our beloved 91.1 FM. This past Tuesday afternoon, an hour after taking us off the airwaves, Vanderbilt Student Communications announced that, despite a unanimous public outcry against the idea, our broadcast license had been sold. There would be no final broadcasts or respect(s) paid. They simply pulled the plug on us, and by midnight, it was all a memory.

I should note, however, that a new effort is underway to appeal and reverse this week's events. More about that can be found here:

The future of the station from which every episode of "Out ov the Coffin" has been broadcast -- up until this week, at least -- is unclear at this point. We are told that WRVU will re-emerge in the Fall as an HD radio station, while retaining its online presence as well. It has not been said who will be invited back in the Fall, and the question of whether an HD broadcast is worth doing in the first place hangs quite heavily in the air right now. Do you know anybody with an HD Radio? I didn't think so.

BUT, here's the positive spin: "Out ov the Coffin" will continue either way. In fact, I refuse to miss a beat. The show has been offered here as a downloadable podcast since February of this year, and that will not stop. New episodes will still be made each week and posted in the same fashion as usual -- albeit uncensored now (BONUS!). Really, unless you live in Nashville, the dynamic really isn't changing much. While there will be no live stream to catch, the recorded show will be posted for download at roughly the same time each week.

This week's episode is arriving a couple of days late, but since I still plan to continue making each episode available in time for the weekend, I will continue to create them on Thursday nights and post them soon after. So, this week's show is labeled June 9th, just for consistency.

New to the show this week was hot-off-the-presses fresh music from ROME, whose new 10" vinyl release, "Our Holy Rue / The Merchant Fleet" was released this week. It's strictly limited to 999 copies, so act fast if you want to get your hands on one. Also walking in this week: A brand new single from Adoration, which serves as a teaser for their forthcoming second album, and more new music from Peter Murphy's latest solo release. Finally, I closed this week's show with something new from A Story of Rats, which I encourage everyone to give their full attention, particularly in a state where you'll be receptive to going on a dark ambient journey.

Otherwise, here's this week's podcast:

[DOWNLOAD this episode (128k mp3)]

...And here's what was played...
(each artist's name below is a link):

"Out ov the Coffin" w/ Ichabod
Show date: Thursday, June 9th, 2011 

Opening Theme: Elliot Goldenthal - Libera Me [from "Interview with the Vampire" (soundtrack)]

Amber Asylum - The Summation
Swans - Blood Promise
Venetian Snares - Galamb Egyedül
Peter Murphy - Secret Silk Society
Adoration - Sense
The Sisters of Mercy - Lights
Lycia - Pray
ROME - Our Holy Rue
Raison D'etre - Procession [from "Funeral Songs"]
Joy Division - Transmission
Brotherhood of Pagans - Resurrection
Altered States - Go the Distance
Bloody Dead and Sexy - Candy Box
Romance - Automatik
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Nothing Wrong
Zola Jesus - Manifest Destiny
Andraculoid - Incurable
The Ludovico Technique - Devotion
Project Pitchfork - The Island
L'Âme Immortelle - Was Halt Mich Noch Hier
Phragments - And Now Eternity (exc. 1)
Nathan Barr - Bill's Lament [from "True Blood" Season One"]
Phragments - And Now Eternity (exc. 2)
Fear of Eternity - Staring at the Dark
Khanate - Dead
Agalloch - Into the Painted Grey
Keen of the Crow - Hyborea
Emperor - Beyond the Great Vast Forest  ^RQ^
François-Eudes Chanfrault - Artic Love (exc.) [from "A L'Intérieur" (Inside)]
A Story of Rats - I (thought)

^RQ^ = requested
(exc.) = excerpt
[N] = Nashville artist
[from ____ ] = title of soundtrack or compilation


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