Remote Operator – Air Check: 27 July 2010

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by s&S.
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In the wee pre-dawn hours while sitting here in my operator’s jammy pants with the Yunnan rains pouring outside, I mixed and beamed live through the great firewall from Kunming to the micro-masses on this date – tunes, sounds, noises and such – mainly as part of a series of tests to see if I could reliably send a steady stream through. The show itself came out as great rolicking fun, and I trust you’ll agree. I cut out large chunks in the version of the recording posted here (an extended, epic Chinese themed mega mix in the middle for example) so that they could be presented separately as part of a couple of upcoming *new* ‘China’ shows I’ll post soon…that, and a few absurd flubs like falling asleep on a mute button for a couple of minutezzzzzzzz.

There you go. Enjoy, human!

playing time 70 mins

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Remote Operator: 大家好 – part 1

Posted on July 21st, 2009 by s&S.
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大家好!(hi everyone!). After a bit of an extended break, I just couldn’t take *not* doing shows any more…so here’s the first of the current streak of new Remote Operator shows to come, live-mixed and webcast direct from the PRC!
In this show: environmental recordings from life here in China, genuine Chinese tunes, a few faked Chinese tunes, noise, opera clips (both Beijing & Cantonese), cat solos, snatches direct from the radio waves of Nanning, Kunming, Urumqi, and Suzhou. – Oh… and  bit of thematically less-connected material that I was shamelessly inspired to throw in ….

In contrast to all the Central Asian elements showcased in the Xinjiang, PRC  shows over on the ROGC site by yours truly, this hour is of a distinctly ‘East Side’ flavor.  Enjoy!

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Remote Operator (02)

Posted on July 30th, 2008 by s&S.
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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.

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Remote Operator (01)

Posted on May 6th, 2008 by s&S.
Categories: Remote Operator.

May 06, 2008

music mix

I really should have been doing other things today, like getting diverging elements of my life in order a bit more than they have been.

But I was inspired to revisit an old friend – the show – from way out here in my PRC outpost and offer up an hour-long mix of a lot of little somethings that have come my way in recent months. So…an unrestrained set of sounds & music put together on-the-fly for you – featuring music (including many selections submitted by ‘the Wolf’), station ID’s left via the website voicemail page, field recordings, excerpts from recent sound-related news stories, Canaria parroting Spanish phrases, and much more – Enjoy! (and expect more of these)

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