Remote Operator (02)

Posted on July 30th, 2008 by s&S.
Categories: Remote Operator.

June 30, 2008

music mix

This tends to become a nervous habit of mine it seems when I get this busy these days. To add to the madness of recurring transitions here in the PRC, I figured I’d dedicate this hour to you to say…”Hey! I’m still thinking of you!”
This is just another one-off live mix of music and such, put together in real time on the fly. I left Urumchi, Xinjiang a month ago after living there the last couple of years and have been in Nanning, Guangxi since. I’ll be leaving tomorrow for Yunnan and then returning to the states for a month next week. It’s been 2 years since I’ve had an avocado – so, seriously… look out!
There’ll be another of these in the coming days – though focused on and featuring the sounds of Xinjiang that I’m already very nostalgic for. Stay tuned!

Here, I present another random collection of music that has come down the pipe in recent months. Consider this a collaborative downloadable mix with “the Wolf” who has been quite generous with submissions! Enjoy!

* The section featuring an old friend, artist Helen Hill is from a recording I had made of her in 1994 or so – talking about her grandfather “Pop” – I’d always thought about her as one of my favorite eccentrics on this planet. You can read HERE for why I consider this recording of her so very extra special.



Radio El Monte

Posted on July 27th, 2008 by s&S.
Categories: music mix, other guests, Radio El Monte.

My pop, the king of mariachi mix-tapes, was excited when i suggested we do a little podcasty 1 hour mix of favorite songs and sounds from his collection to share. I mean, what’s a visit home (after 2 long years in the PRC!) without attempting to revisit the cultural household sounds of my youth and make a little radio show with them, right?
Featuring music and other fun recordings. If you understand Spanish, you’ll get the back-announces and other half of the banter. Otherwise, you can follow the playlist below. Enjoy!

listen to SO-SO quality stream here:

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DOWNLOAD Hi Quality HERE: Radio El Monte 2008/07/27

playing time : 1 hour


  • Mom talking while walking – GO!
  • Dad’s introduction / Mom’s OK
  • 2. NAYLA (Marimba)
  • DJ’s (FC3 & FC2) Intros and banter
  • station ID: Radio…Radio…Radio!
  • 3. LA NEGRA (Mariachi)
  • DJ’s Caceres (sorry for the slight distortion)
  • 4. TE TRAIGO SERENATA (Pedro Vargas)
  • Mom talking “I love it. I love it!”
  • 5. LUPITA (Sonora Matancera)
  • DJ’s Caceres (with Dad’s back announce)
  • Commercial: Fundador Cognac
  • Victor, Mom and Dad singing
  • Mom didn’t like it
  • 7. MIA (Trio Los Panchos)
  • 8. AMALIA ROSA (Jose Luis Rodriguez)
  • Mom & Rocky (mom’s bird)
  • 9. QUIZAS, QUIZAS (Pedro Vargas)
  • Commercial: Fundador Cognac #2
  • 10. PELEA DE GALLOS (Mariachi America)
  • DJ’s Caceres with Dad’s back announce
  • 11. MOSAICO HONDUREÑO (Marimba Usula)
  • Sofia & Erika – slap
  • Little Rascals haw haw haw
  • 12. EL TENAMPA (Pedro Infante)
  • Mom “about another one”
  • 13. GUADALAJARA (Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan)
  • 14. LA VERDOLAGA (Juan Torres con Mariachi)
  • DJ Caceres’ :D ad’s song introduction
  • 15. LAS MAÑANITAS (Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan)
  • Victor & Dad singing
  • 16. CEREZO ROSA (Perez Prado)
  • 17. DE NIÑA A MUJER (Julio Iglesias)
  • DJ’s Caceres: Good bye!
  • 18. VOY A APAGAR LA LUZ (Trio Los Panchos)
  • Just relax

Followup Radio El Monte show is HERE

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Music Furthest from the Sea (radio show)

Posted on July 24th, 2008 by s&S.
Categories: music mix, Xinjiang.

Music Furthest from the Sea (radio show)

The ROGC’s Music Furthest from the Sea: Sounds of Xinjiang music mix radio show is an ongoing collection of music from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (as well as other parts of central Asia) presented thus far as 8 (EIGHT!) half-hour podcasts. Featured is the popular, folk and classical Muqam music of the region from a variety of sources and heavy on original field recordings; as well as clips & commercials from actual Urumchi, Uyghur language radio.

Show page and files are HERE