Long live the new flesh

Seeing as how it’s anniversary time and all you’ll excuse me for waxing nostalgic.

After a caller to the radio show made a comment about my previous radio program from years and years ago I got to thinking that it has been WAY too long since I have seen David Cronenberg’s film Videodrome.
I wonder if it still holds up.
I should look for it at BB or Netflix.

The current radio show I do now evolved from my late night talk show I called Radiodrome which was a play on this movie title. It was an overnight (pre Art Bell) talk show with music that addressed some very bizarre topics.

The suffix “drome” in Latin means racecourse or field and is derived from Greek dromos which means racecourse.

It is used in words to describe a facility or a all encompassing space where something takes place.

Like a velodrome is a structure for cycling events or an aerodrome is defined area intended to be used either wholly or in part for the arrival, departure, and movement of aircraft or hippodrome which is place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.

I envisioned this show as an all encompassing place for a radio experience to be had. It was a lot of fun.
The shirt I had made for it was designed by my good friend James Keene.

Note the dial on the radio is tuned to 90.1 which is the channel the show was on. The slogan was “Old Fashioned Radio With A Beat”…

Sometimes I really do miss doing the ultra-creative and weird radio.
But the only place for it is overnight and I just don’t have the stamina for it anymore.

Maybe I will find a way to get back to it someday.

3 thoughts on “Long live the new flesh

  1. I doubt you’d read comments on such old posts, but anyway.
    I listened through an recording off an old WBAI (New York) technology show from 1993 named Off the Hook (still on the airwaves by the way), and a Texas caller mentioned how he loved the Radiodrome show on KPFT. Now I wonder if there would be any way you could make recordings of those old shows available somewhere (if you even had them recorded) as Emmanuel Goldstein has done with his old WBAI and WUSB shows (available at 2600.com). I’m extremely fascinated by the radio and technology of the 80’s and 90’s and would love the opportunity to listen through your old show. You wouldn’t have to upload whole years of the show of course, but a selection of your favourites or most memorable shows would also be wonderful (though I personally love to listen through whole years of old shows, hearing all the malfunctioning technology and times nothing went as planned as well).

  2. I loved the old RadioDrome show too! I miss doing it with such talented people, you made Monday nights special. If there are any old recordings, Jay, I too, would love to have copies. Mercy Pain, Jacque Blacque Shallock, John Anonymous, Bruce, Capt. Spastic and of course your host Jay Lee. Our mascot, Ms Felicity Xerox.

    Peace Brother.

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