50 Favorite Musical Releases of 2014 Part 2

Good morning 2015! It’s been 6 lame years of nothing on this blog so hopefully this post will inspire more activity and useless crap. Here are my “favorite” and more memorable musical releases from 2014 in no particular order volume 2.

Curtis Harding – Soul Power (Burger Records)

So Cow – The Long Con (Goner)

AJ Davila y Terror Amor – Beibi (Burger)

King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (Castle Face)

White Manna – Live Frequencies (Cardinal Fuzz)

Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger (Goner)

Jack Name – Light Show (God?)

Dream Salon – Soft Stab (Sweet Rot Records)

Ausmuteants – Order Of Operation (Goner)

Total Control – Typical System (Iron Lung)

Useless Eaters – Bleeding Moon (Castle Face Records)

Buck Biloxi and the Fucks – Culture Demanufacturer (Total Punk)

Nancy – (Get The) REVVUP 7”

Nots – We Are Nots (Goner)

Pow! – Hi tech Boom (Castle Face)

Coachwhips – Get yer Body Next Ta Mine (reissue) (Castle Face)

Pampers – Right tonight 7” (In the Red Records)

Zig Zags – Zig Zags (In The Red)

Bufalo tooth – Gardeners of the Devil’s Lettuce (Captcha)

The Traps – Boom Pow Awesome Wow (Castle Face Records)

Dan Melchior und das Menace – Hunger (Castle Face)

Blind Shake – Breakfast Of Failures (Goner)

TacocaT – NVM (Hardly Art)

The Aislers Set – How I Learned To Write Backwards (reissue) (suicide Squeeze)

Mac Demarco – Salad Days (Captured tracks)


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50 Favorite Musical Releases of 2014 Part 1

Good morning 2015! It’s been 6 lame years of nothing on this blog so hopefully this post will inspire more activity and useless crap. Here are my “favorite” and more memorable musical releases from 2014 in no particular order volume 1.

Alain Goraguer – La Planète Sauvage Soundtrack (Fantastic Planet) repress (Superior Viaduct)  First is my latest vinyl purchase. The 1973 animated film by René Laloux is an all-time favorite and the soundtrack definitely struck a “chord” with me. Stoked!

Forever Pavot – Rhapsode (Born Bad Records).
This album is part 60’s psyche pop and part 60’s psyche soundtrack. Actually ordered this with the Fantastic Planet S/T but Rhapsode’s on back order (shakes fist at the Goddess Of International Shipping).

Psyche pop!

Kikagaku Moyo – Mammatus Clouds & Forest Of Lost Children (Captcha Records)
Captcha Records moved to Humboldt County this year!

Cherry Glazerr ‎– Haxel Princess (Burger Records)
This album is sickeningly sweet and delicious.

Allah-Las – Worship The Sun (Innovative Leisure)
Huge shout out to bands brave enough to battle the Ents of Redwood in order to bring their sweet sounds and pretty faces to our war torn Humboldt Bay.

White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent (Drag City)

Habibi – Habibi (Burger Records)

Juan Wauters – North American Poetry (captured Tracks)
Front man for the fantastic garage pop/punk band The Beets

The Abigails – Tundra (Burger Records)

Wand – Ganglian Reef (GOD?)

Khun Narin Elecrtic Phin Band – Khun Narin Electric Phin Band (Inovative Leisure)

Quilt – Held In Splendor (Mexican Summer)

Dylan Shearer – Garagearray (Castle Face)

Woods – With Light And With Love (Woodsist)

White Manna – Come Down Safari (Valley King/Captcha)

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Chambers (Captcha)

Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)

Meatbodies – Meatbodies (In The Red)

Dagha Bloom – No Curtains (Captcha Records)

Cha Cha Guitri – French Synth wave – St Etienne 1981 (Born Bad Records)

Various Artists – Comicarioun Vol 1 (Phantom Wave)

Clipping – CLPPNG (Sub Pop)

Dr. Foxmeat – The Hand of Doctor Foxmeat Paints a Monochromatic Rainbow (Phantom Wave)

FRANCIS BEBEY – Psychedelic Sanza 1982​-​1984 (Born Bad Records)

Father Murphy – Pain Is On Our Side Now (Aagoo Records)

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Insufferable Gloom

There was a time when I spent all my available hours at home creating collages. I will periodically post more of my cut and paste creations but first let’s have fun with this one. I think a lot of people around the world and in the United States of America can relate to the message in this flier. Please, I urge you, download this image for free and distribute at will.

Post Freely

Post Freely

Here’s a wheat paste recipe:

Prepare 1 cup (2.4 dl) of very hot water. Make a thin mixture of 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of white flour and cold water (just enough to wet all the flour and make it liquid enough to pour). Pour the cold mixture slowly into the hot water while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. When it thickens, allow to cool. Smear on like any other glue. For slightly better strength, add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar after the glue is thickened. After using a portion, reheat the remaining in a covered jar or container to sterilize it for storage or keep refrigerated. If wheat flour is not available, other flours will work.

Here is a link to the original image:


Plus terrorists ‘n’ stuff:

And The original recipe was found here: http://solarcooking.org/wheatpaste.htm

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Mushroom Diary

Welcome to the Mushroom Diary. I intend to post new diaries every time I go hunting. I am a novice and I do not advise people to go out and try hunting on your own. You need a guide, someone you trust. My friendly guide grew up hunting mushrooms here in Humboldt County and knows their Latin names forward and backward. As a matter of fact I just saw his 8th grade science project which was to compare type/depth of duff to spore count on chanterelle (Cibilus cantharellus) growing near his childhood home.

Right now it’s slow in my mushroom world and not much fruit. We’ve had none to very little rainfall this winter and the few mushrooms I’m familiar with are not doing well.  I was able to harvest some oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on my last hunt which we’ll get to later.

My new favorite edible is the Candy Cap (Lactarius fragilis).

<b>Candy Cap Mushroom</b>

Candy Cap Mushroom

Here is some video footage of a really tiny one I keep on my heater.

When candy cap mushrooms are dried they smell like maple syrup and it is told that one mushroom can fill a whole house with it’s aroma. I’ve hung several and a small cheesecloth satchel full hangs in our living room. They are awesome in pancakes but my favorite recipe so far is candy cap mushroom, poppy seed muffins.

Specialty mushrooms are spendy when you can get them and I’m lucky to be blessed with a number of options, which I rarely use anymore. During late spring through fall at the Arcata farmers market, a local cultivator sells oyster, Shitake (Lentinus edodes), Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus), and in the fall Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius), and Hedgehog (Hydnum repandum). These can be found dried in many stores and the Arcata Co-op usually carries fresh Oregon imported oyster and shitake.

I prefer to hunt my own. I like to compare it to Easter egg hunting as a kid. It’s really exciting to find a patch of edibles. Near my house I find king boletus (Boletus edulis), hedehogs, chanterelles, pigs ears (Gomphus clavatus), candy caps, saffron milk cap (Lactarious deliciousus), and a cool fungus called witches butter (Tremella mesenterica) that my friend calls forest floor flavored gummy bears.

This is where I hunt

I find most of the edible mushrooms from late October through January (so far) but year round I find oyster mushrooms. Here I’m picking oysters mushrooms during the last weekend of January 2009.

I obtained information and images from these websites which you can link to for more information:

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My Atom Bomb Film

I worked on God Monsters in different capacities over several years before  finally deciding it was finished (or was I?). It’s an experimental collage film expressing a deep horror at the idea of nuclear weapons and war.  Why do we still have nuclear weapons?

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DJ Ratrace mixes synthesizer music

This mix of 11 different synthizer sources was recorded live at the KHSU station sometime during the summer of 2008 for a live radio broadcast mixed with a live Pubic Zirconium set somewhere in Arcata, CA.
Check this link:
Recording of Synthesizer mix

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Hello world! Goodbye.

Welcome to Going Nuclear. The apocalypse is coming and my hopes are to ease your pain with music. I will post playlists of my bi-monthly radio program as well as helpful tips, video, podcasts and other uplifting propaganda concerning the end of the world as we currently know it. Check out the link to KHSU listen live where I’m generally found every other Tuesday night from 10:00 PM to Midnight.

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