Galactic Soup

Music, literature, film, video games, and mayhem take over the FM radio waves. Wednesdays at 6 pm on KUCI 88.9 FM. Listen online @KUCI.org Email:galactic@kuci.org
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I took lessons on radio broadcasting with Akuma. He’s actually a very sweet and patient instructor. 

Galactic Soup Playlist for April 16, 2014. “Where I walk, I walk alone. Where I fight, I fight alone.” –Akuma expounds on the life of a career in radio broadcasting.

Hello fellow Street Fighters,

This week we went in search of the Dark Hadou, only to be taken over by its enigmatic, awesome power, which in turn caused us to have awful nightmares and grunt a lot. But hey, anything that lets us create fireballs out of thin air and throw them at our challengers can’t be that bad right? Yes, first half of the show we featured the 1999 animated film Street Fighter Alpha: The Movie. Many thanks to Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Chun-Li, and Sakura for doing  such a wonderful guest appearance in our show.

The second half of the show we featured what yours truly considers the best short story ever written: The Immortal by Jorge Luis Borges, originally included in the short story collection The Aleph, but now part of the greater tome titled Collected Fictions translated by Andrew Hurley and published by Penguin Books.  Thanks to the awesome powers of information technology Galactic Soup is providing all her friends with a link to the complete PDF of Collected Fictions for your literary and intellectual enjoyment. Go ahead scroll down and read the best of the best in short story literature.

Tune in next week for more auditory dark powers and extraordinary butchery of the English language on the only radio show that can read and write and land an Ultra 37-hit combo: Galactic Soup, every Wednesday at 6pm on KUCI 88.9 fn in Irvine, or listen on line @kuci.org.

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"Collected Fictions" Jorge Luis Borges

6 days ago

"In the sand had been dug shallow holes; from those wretched holes, from the niches, emerged naked men with gray skin and neglected beards. I thought I recognized these men: they belonged to the bestial lineage of the Troglodytes, who infest the shorelines of the Persian Gulf and the grottoes of Ethiopia; I was surprised neither by the fact that they did not speak nor by seeing them devour serpents." –The Immortal, Jorge Luis Borges.

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

Nobuo Uematsu- Opening “Bombing Mission” - Final Fantasy VII Soundtrack

Temples- Shelter Song [1]- Sun Strucures***

Hollow & Akimbo- Singularity [2]- Hollow & Akimbo***

Bonson Berner- Running Days [1]- Passport***

The Almighty Grind- Selfish [1]- See It Through

Cusses- Gosebump[5]- Cusses

Ghost Beach- Moon Over Japan [1]- Blonde

Ghost Beach- Miracle- Blonde***

Davidge- Gallant Foxes [2]- Slo Light***

Howler- Drip [2]- World Of Joy***

Daniel Harnett- Like !7 [4]- Under The Veil Unseen***

Paper Houses- Collateral Damage [2]- Life Goes On…***

Tijuana Bullfight- Other Than Me- Southern California***

Strata Florida- Au naturel [2]- Made Of Stars***

Secret Colours- City Slicker [1]- Positive Distractions***

Eagulls- Nerve Endings [1]- Eagulls***

Metronomy- Month Of Sunday [5]- Love Letters***

Gilded Oldies- Gilded Oldies [2]- Gilded Oldies***

Daphne Lee Martin- Little Birds [1]- Frost***

Be Forest- Airwaves [5]- Earthbeat***

Chappo- I’m Not Ready [3]- Future Former Self***

Mac Demarco- Passing Out Pieces [7]- Salad days***

Tarmac Adam- You As Me [3]- The History effect

Dynamo Hum- Emptiness [1]- Dynamo Hum

***denotes “New Release”

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What more could you possibly ask for?

Galactic Soup Playlist for April 9, 2014. “I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.” -Melvin Udall uncovers the working premise behind Galactic Soup.

Hello fellow obsessive-compulsive romanticists,

This week we put on plastic gloves before touching anything, revealed the truth about women, and even took some shrink-prescribed pills in order to try to be a better person; it didn’t work. The first half of the show we featured the 1997 romantic comedy As Good As It Gets starring non-other than evil-faced Jack Nicholson, a favorite thespian of Galactic Soup.

The second half of the show we traveled across the border to feature some of the best Spanish-written literature. We read a segment of the book Agua Quemada by Mexico’s ultra-genius writer Carlos Fuentes and published by Punto de Cultura. We focused on the second section of the book titled Éstos fueron los palacios. Among other heavy issues the story presents a sad and poignant look at the hard life of stray dogs in Mexico City.

Tune in next week for more obsessive compulsive culture, rock n’ roll, and social commentary on the only radio show that speaks two languages but understands none: Galactic Soup, Wednesdays at 6pm on KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org.

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"En la puerta la esperaba un perro. Lo miró con ojos vidriosos y gimió, pidiéndole que la siguiera. Cuando llegaron a la esquina de Vidal Alcocer se les juntaron como cinco perros más y a lo largo de Guatemala otros de toda laya, marrones, pintos, negros, hasta veinte, que la rodearon mientras Doña Manuelita les repartía pedazos de tortilla seca, verdosa ya." –Agua Quemada, Carlos Fuentes.  

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

Nobuo Uematsu- Opening “Bombing Mission” - Final Fantasy VII Soundtrack

Girls Names- Pittura Infamante- The New Life

Secret Colours- City Slicker [1]- Positive Distractions***

Taco Cat- Stereogram [4]- NVM***

POW!- Hope Dealers [2]- Hi-Tech Boom***

Sephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Houston Hades [4]- “Wig Out At Jagbags”***

Chappo- I’m Not Ready [3]- Future Former Self***

Chappo- I Don’t Need The Sun [4]- Future Former Self***

Angel Olsen- Forgiven/Forgotten [2]- Burn Your Fire For No Witness***

Ava Luna- Day Dream- Electric Balloon***

Ava Luna- Sears Roebuck M&MS [2]- Electric Ballon***

The Autumn Defense- Things On My Mind [11]- Ffth***

Beforest- Airwaves [5]- Earthbeat***

Blackstone RNGRS – You Never [2]- Descendant***

The Arkane Pretence- Push- Single

Sigur Ros- Iceberg [3]- Candlewick

The Black And White Years- Little One [2]- Strange Figurines***

Cheyenne Mizze-  Among The Grey- Among The Grey

The Matches- AM Tilts [1]- A Band In Hope

Colleens- Second Century Home [6]- Wild Dreams***

Johnny Borrell – Power To The Woman [1]- 1***

Davidge- Gallant Foxes [2]- Slo Light***

Hollow & Akimbo- Singularity [2]- Hollow & Akimbo***

Hollow & Akimbo- Fever Dreams –Hollow & Akimbo***

The Vaselines- My God’s Bigger Than Your God [11]- Sex With An X

***denotes “New Release”

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It’s spring time again. Time to talk about the birds and the bees. 

Galactic Soup Playlist for April 2, 2014. “I simply mean that the body has urges, urges given to us by the maker. Yours must be considerable after all that time.” -Zevran voices his heartfelt concern for yours truly after our two-hour show.

Hello fellow sexy elves from Antiva,

This week being the first episode of spring, we let nature take over and of course it was all about romance, elf romance, ambiguous elf romance.  Yep, this week we featured Antiva’s greatest assassin Zevran Aranai from Dragon Age Origins. Zevran paid Galactic Soup a visit to tell us how beautiful we all are and also to teach us how to woo the ladies, or the gents.  

The second half of the show we featured the short story Rescue Party included in the short story collection The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clark. A certain star is about to go Nova and the master race of the galaxy is sending a rescue outfit to save whatever they can from the third planet in that dying star system. Intriguing to say the least.

Tune in next Wednesday at 6pm for more ambiguous flattering and more cosmic catastrophes on Galactic Soup, KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine.

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Nothing like being teased by Zevran, the ambiguos handsome elf from Antiva. 

"We are approaching a sun which is about to become a Nova. Detonation will occur in seven hours, with an uncertainty of one hour, leaving us a maximum of only four hours for exploration. There are ten planets in the system about to be destroyed–and there is a civilization on the third." –Rescue Party, Arthur C. Clark

"We are approaching a sun which is about to become a Nova. Detonation will occur in seven hours, with an uncertainty of one hour, leaving us a maximum of only four hours for exploration. There are ten planets in the system about to be destroyed–and there is a civilization on the third." –Rescue Party, Arthur C. Clark

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey: 

Nobuo Uematsu- Opening “Bombing Mission” - Final Fantasy VII Soundtrack

Eddie Turner- Rise [1]-Rise

Haymarket Riot- (The) Fight [5]- Bloodshot Eyes

Metz- Get Off [2]- Metz

The Reptilian- Sam Haircut [4]- Low Health

Throw Rag- Desert Shores [4]- 2nd Place

The Almighty Grind- Selfish [2]- See It Through

Gardens & Villa- Bullet Train [3]- Dunes***

Daniel Harnett- Like 17 [4]- Under The Veil Unseen***

The Diabolical Machines- Drag You Away [1]- Drag You Away Single***

Blackstone RNGRS- You Never [2]- Descendant***

Be Forest- Airwaves [5]- Earthbeat***

Benjamin Verdoes- Bill Iyo Zaynab [1]- The Evil Eye***

Saint Seneca- Happy Alone [3]- Dark Arc***

Ages In Ages- I See More [2]- Divisionary***

Sally Seltmann-  Hay Dreamer [1]- Hay Dreamer***

Dog Bite- There Was Time [1]- Tranquilizers***

Jake Bugg- Slumville Sunrise [2]- Shangri LA

Nina Persson- Animal Heart [1]- Animal Heart***

Gross Ghost- Trying [5]- Public Housing***

Ghost Beach- On My Side [5]- Blonde***

Graham Colton- Mixed Up [1]- Lonely Ones***

The Arkane Pretence- Sand Storm

***denotes “New Release”

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