Galactic Soup

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Best movie speech ever! 

Galactic Soup Playlist for July 2, 2014. “Today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution, but from annihilation.” – Bill Pullman voices his support for the continuing existence of our humble radio show.

Hello fellow revolutionaries,

This week we dedicated our show to freedom. That’s right, we had an early 4th of July celebration starting with the awesome speech by President Thomas J. Whitmore, a.k.a. Bill Pullman, from the 1996 sci-fi film Independence Day. One of my favorite alien invasion movies by the way. Now given the fact that the show was celebrating freedom, well we let Galactic Soup do whatever she wanted for the night, and well, somehow we ended up in Mars with John Carter not before stopping in Las Vegas for some good old Fear and Loathing. Yep, that’s freedom all right.

Second half of the show we featured Steven Millhauser’s short story Phantoms, included in the collection The Best American Short Stories of 2011, published by Mariner Books and edited by Geraldine Brooks.

Tune in next week for more auditory party favors, more rocking apparitions, and more awesome music on Galactic Soup, Wednesdays at 9pm on KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online at kuci.org.

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Nothing says “freedom celebration” like spaceships and alien invasions. USA! USA! USA! I love this country!

"As she reaches the top of the stairs she stops so suddenly and completely that she has the sense of her own body as an object standing in her path. Teen feet away, two children are seated on the old couch near the dollhouse. A third child is sitting in the armchair with the loose leg."
–Phantoms, Steven Millhauser. 

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

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

Eddie Turner – Rise [1]- Rise

The Black Angels-  Evil Things [2]- Indigo Meadow

The Men- Turn It Around- Open Your Heart

Oranger- Crooked In The Weird of the Catacombs [1]-  Now Comes And Goes

Oranger- Now Comes And Goes [2]- Now Comes And Goes

Polica- Chain My Name [1]- Shulamith

Solid Gold- One In A Million [1]- Synchronize

Lovers- Boxer {3]- Dark Light

Mark Mallman- Dirty Dishes [2]- Double Silhouette

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

Birth Of Joy- Keep Your Eyes Shut [3]- Prisoner***

Trin Tran- Eyes The Size [2]- Far Reaches EP ***

We Are Scientists- What You Do Best [1]- TV En Francais***

Fanfarlo- Cell Song [2]- Let’s Go Extinct***

Chromeo- Sexy Socialite [4]- White Women***

Chance The Rapper- Juice- YouTube

Archie Bronson Outfit- Two Doves On A Lake [1]- Wild Crush***

Matrimony- Elvis Superstar [1]- Kitty Finger

The Coathangers- Follow Me [1]- Suck My Shirt***

Art Brut- Clever Clever Jazz [1]- Brilliant! Tragic!***

The Spits- Trouble [2]- Kill The Kool***

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

Powder- Sonic Machine[2]- Sonic Machine

Malachai- Sweet Flower [1]- Beyond Ugly***

The She’s- My Secret To Keep [1]- Dream Girl***

Little Hurricanes- Sumer Air [1]-  Gold Fever***

Jeffertitti’s Nile- No One [3]- The Electric Hour***

The Safes-  Ace For A Face [8]- Record Heat***

Deleted Scenes- Caught In The Brights [2]- Lithium Burn***

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

Nikki Lane- I Don’t Care [3]- All Or Nothin’***

Gold Bears- Chest [2]- Dalliance***

Ghost Beach- Miracle [2]- Blonde***

Teen- Rose 4 U [1]-  The Way & Color***

*** denotes “New Release”

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If you felt like you wanted to stand up and cheer during this scene inside the movie theater, no reason to feel embarrassed about it, you were not alone. 

Galactic Soup Playlist for June 25, 2014. “They’re a young species. They have much to learn. But I’ve seen goodness in them.” –Optimus Prime gives his unbiassed opinion about our listeners.

Hello fellow Decepticons (you know you want to be a badass fighter jet),

This week we continued our philosophical series as we tackled the relationship between tax codes and existentialism, as well as their compounded influence in the further development of western civilization…  Yeah right! First half of the show we featured the awesome 2007 mega action film Transformers. Folks, I waited twenty years plus to see this film, and let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. Michael Bay, I thank you thee!

Second half of the show we did things a little different, instead of yours truly destroying the English language with my accent-heavy reading of a short story, we decided to let the author read his own work and let ourselves in turn sit back and enjoy the piece. This week we featured John Steinbeck’s short story The Snake read by the author himself. The recording is part of the wonderful collection Columbia Literary Series released in 1953 and featured in Galactic Soup in its original 12-inch LP. You just can’t beat the wonderful “fried eggs” sounds the needle makes on an old record! Classic beyond classic. Scroll down to find the online link to Steinbeck’s recordings and listen to this dark and poignant piece at your leisure.

Tune in next week for more galactic struggle, more future tech, more awesome music, and more extraordinary superlatives on the only radio show that has no clue what a radio show should be like, Galactic Soup on KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org

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This movie was awesome! 

JOHN STEINBECK reads "The Snake" & "Johnny Bear" : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Click on the link above to listen to John Steinbeck’s "The Snake," and "Johnny Bear" read by the author himself. Both stories were originally part of the Columbia Literary Series 1953 collection.

This week we featured John Steinbeck’s "The Snake,”read by the author himself. The recording is part of the Columbia Literary Series (1953). We featured the original 12-inch LP on Galactic Soup, which is part of the KUCI record collection. This show has it all!

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Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

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

The Men- Electric [8]- New Mon

Art Brut- Clever Clever Jazz [1]- Brilliant! Tragic!***

The Black Angels- Indigo Meadow- Indigo Meadow

Bend Sinister- Man of Faith And Virtue [3]- Small Fame

Ásgeir- In The Silence [2]- In The Silence***

Big Surf- Stoker [1]- Probability Wave

Oranger- Crooked In The Weird of the Catacombs [1]- New Comes And Goes

Solid Gold- One In A Million [1]- Synchronize

Ava Luna- Daydream [1]- Electric Balloon***

Bevel- Lamp Post [3]- Where Leaves Block The Sun

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

Chromeo- Sexy Socialite [4]- White Women***

Kitten- Yesterday {2]- Like A Stranger

Ghost Beach- Moon Over Japan [1]- Blondie***

Guided By Voices- Authoritarian Zoo [1]- Cool Planet***

Gold- Bears- Death With Drums [3]- Dalliance***

Cody Chesnutt- Gunpowder On The Letter [3]- Landing On A Hundred- B Sides Remix***

Hula Hoop- Midget Love [1]- The Loveliest Ring  of Saturn

La Luz- It’s Alive [6]- It’s Alive

Hot IQ’s- Duck & Cover [1]- Dangling Modifier

Catelebon- I Can’t Help You [1]- Mugmuseum

Teen- Rose 4 U [1]- The Way And Color***

Frank Lenz- A Kill He’s Healed [2]- Water Tiger

Popstrangers- Country Kills [4]- Fortuna

Lovers- Boxer {3]- Dark Light

Fanfarlo- Cell Song- Let’s Go Extinct***

Tarmac Adam- Chalk On Slate [1]- The History Effect

Holograms- Flesh And Bone [2]- Forever

Deleted Scenes- Caught In The Brights [2]- Lithium Burn***

El Perro Del Mar- Shake It Off [11]- El Perro Del Mar

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

The Spits- Trouble [2]- Kill The Kool***

Squirrel Bait- Kid dynamite [1]- Skag Heaven

The Safes- I Would Love To [2]- Record Heat***

Son Of Rogues Gallery- Leaving Liverpool [1]- Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

The Spyrals- Lying [6]- Out Of Sight

The She’s- My Secret To Keep- Dreamers***

Daphne Lee Martin- Little Birds- Frost***

*** denotes “New Release”

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tumblrbot said: ROBOTS OR DINOSAURS?

Hahaha! Both of course!

What could I possibly say here? A Final Fantasy opening cut scene says it all. 

Galactic Soup Playlist for June 18, 2014. “You saw the fools: a mindless mob drunk on fear of a few l’Cie” – Barthandelus describes the sentiments shared amongst Galactic Soup listeners.

Hello fellow l’Cie,

This week we tried our best to fulfill our focus as directed by Cocoon’s mighty fal’Cie Barthandelus, least we doomed ourselves to turn into brainless Cie’th. Who needs Eidolons when a Gunblade sword delivers results?! Yes first half of the show we featured clips from the first installment of the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Lightning, will you marry me?

Second half of the show we featured the short story Beautiful Monsters written by Eric Puchner and included in the volume The Best American Short Stories 2012, published by Mariner Books. A new world order where children rule and grown ups are regarded as monsters.

Tune in to Galactic Soup on its new summer schedule, Wednesdays staring at 9pm on KUCI 88.9 in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org

Like Snow, you must “do it for Cocoon!”

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Do not let this one pass friends. Despite some controversial changes to the franchise (no towns to roam?) and a rather convoluted story, Final Fantasy XIII features a fast paced,strategy-driven battle system, and a rooster of well developed and memorable characters. And of course awesome Square Enix graphics.

Final Fantasy XIII is Galactic Soup Certified!