Tonight (Friday) at 9pm on a very special Inside Track, UNC MFA student Michael Iauch's hour-long piece 'Hymn To The Night' will be played in its entirety here on WXYC. Iauch made a recording of the night soundscape and then played this recording back to the following night. He then made a recording of this second night and layered it on top of the first night. He ~then~ played this layered recording back to the third night, and continues to layer new nights on top of one another, playing each recording back to the following night, until the sound dissolves into complete noise. Informed by the song "Racing in the Street" from the album Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) by Bruce Springsteen as well as The Social Production of Space by Henri Lefebvre, this project conceptualizes the night as a space upon which hopes, dreams and desires are endlessly projected in the search to be fulfilled. Tune in at 9.
Then keep it spooky at 10pm on the NSE. We got UK Slickness from Spoiled Boys (AKA Philip R) and house & disco from Cosmic Liberation Front comrade Mike D.
Sunday at 1pm on Heel or High Water, I will be playing early recordings of Cal Stewart, known better as Uncle Josh Weathersby. Around the turn of the 20th century, Thomas Edison's studios asked him to cut a series of recordings as Uncle Josh, who came from the fictional New England town of Punkin Center. Part comic, part vaudeville, Stewart continued recording until his death in 1919.
Sunday at 8 on the Backyard BBQ, check out Carrboro mainstay Secret Boyfriend. Performing live, we will check in with solo performer Ryan Martin for a healthy dose of noise music as well as some subtly beautiful songs.
Then at 9 on the SportsRap we will talk about Florida Gulf Coast's thrilling/predictable win/loss against Florida, how Coach Crean somehow seemed surprised by Syracuse's 2-3 zone, how we don't have to talk about 'the streak' anymore, and potentially the hit new film 'Spring Breakers.'