Galactic Soup

Music, literature, film, video games, and mayhem take over the FM radio waves. Wednesdays at 9 pm on KUCI 88.9 FM, or Listen online @KUCI.org Email:galactic@kuci.org

Isn’t it funny how after watching the intro for the first time you didn’t see the light of day again until you completed the game? Yeah, good times, weren’t they?

Galactic Soup Playlist for September 10, 2014. “Thank you my friend, my dear friend, you’ve done the right thing. You stupid fool! Bwahahaha!”–Sirrus aplaudds your resolve to tune in to Galactic Soup.

Hello fellow citizens of D’ni,

This week we dove inside the linking book only to be trapped in a prison book! Damn those two treacherous brothers Sirrus and Achenar. You’d think Atrius could’ve done a better job raising those brats. Hey, it’s all right Atrius, you just go ahead and continue writing Ages and Linking books, we’ll just wait until you’re done. First hour of the show we featured clips from one of Galactic Soup’s most beloved gaming franchises Myst. Because nothing says adventure like diving inside a book… for real!

During the quasi-redeeming section of our show we featured the short story Heavy Planet, written by Milton A. Rothman, and published in the tome The Golden years Of Science Fiction, edited by Sci-fi master scribe Isaac Asimov. An alien planet with a crushing gravity receives an unexpected visitor from across the galaxy. Is this visitor the harbinger of peace? Or the precursor doom?

Tune in next week for more fantastic stories of space travel, more linking books to other worlds, awesome independent rock music, and infamous mispronunciations on the only radio show that snorts illegal musical notes, Galactic Soup on KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org

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The premise behind the Myst video games is just phenomenal: open a book and journey through incredible alien worlds. Go ahead, try it, open a book today and dive in!

"It was atomic energy. That he had known as soon as he knew that the body was not a glider. For nothing else but atomic energy and the fierce winds was capable of lifting a body from the surface of Heavy Planet." –Heavy Planet, Milton A. Rothman

"It was atomic energy. That he had known as soon as he knew that the body was not a glider. For nothing else but atomic energy and the fierce winds was capable of lifting a body from the surface of Heavy Planet." –Heavy Planet, Milton A. Rothman

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

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

Band Of Skulls- Asleep At The Wheel [1]- Himalayan***

The Almighty Grind- Mind Control [3]- Look At Yourself

Level- Living Inside Of Me [1]- Level

The Arkane Pretence-  No Retreat- Single

Beach Day- All My Friends Were Punks [1]- Native Echoes***

The Goastt- Xanadu [2]- Midnight Sun***

The Goastt- Animals  [3]- Midnight Sun***

Hollow And Akimbo- Singularity [2]- Hollow And Akimbo

Haunted Hearts- Something That Feels Bad Is [3]- Initiation***

Alvvays- Adult Diversion [1]- Alvvays***

Pompeya-Satellite [1]- Night***

The Bipolar Bears- The Great Diaspora [1]- The Bipolar Bears

Future Islands- Back In The Tall Grass [5]- Singles***

Ty Segall- Tall Man Skinny Lady [2]- Manipulator***

Blank Dogs- The Crystal Ladies- On Two Sides

Ghost Beach- Moon Over Japan [1]- Blonde

Twin Peaks- Strawberry Smoothie [1]- Wild Onion***

Shonen Knife- Bad Luck Song [1]- Overdrive***

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

Dan Melchoir Und Das Menace- Rip To Pieces [3]- Hunger***

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- Coming Down (ft. Matt Berninger) [3]- Only Run***

Sigur Ros- Brimstone [1]- Candlewick

Allah-Las- Artifact [3]- Worship The Sun***

Coke Weed- Sunseekers [1]- Back To Soft

Longpigs- Far [3]- The Sun Is Often Out

Bear In Heaven- Autumn [1]- Time Is Over One Day Old***

Black Taxi- Vultures [6]- We Don’t Know Any Better

The Raveonettes- Wake Me Up [4]- Pe’Ahi***

Literature- Court/Date [5]- Chorus***

Literature- New Jacket [6]- Chorus***

Cheyenne Mize- Among The Grey [1]- Among The Grey

Kitten- Yesterday [2]- Like A Stranger E.P.

*** denotes “New Release” 

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Nothing motivates me more than hearing the Clown from hell singing his wonderful cheering song.

Galactic Soup Playlist for September 3, 2014. “In the name of the people and things of Hell, I dub thee… Spawn, general of Hell’s armies. Arise, Your Crispness! Arise, Duke of Deep-Fried! Sultan of Sizzling! Emir of Ooey-Gooey!” –and so The Clown, a.k.a Violator, officiates me as the host of Galactic Soup.

Hello fellow soldiers of hell,

This week we burned ourselves to a nice crisp in order to develop a hard outer shell, wield chains right out of our chests, and become the ultimate bad asses from hell. Oh and let’s not forget the gorgeous red cape because badass needs style. First hour of the show we featured the 1997 visual feast film Spawn. A black ops agent bound to become the leader of the army from hell? Yep, sounds like my resume. Again folks, this film had terrible reviews when it first was released with your classic assembly of negative superlatives tossed al around: ultraviolent, senseless, etc. But let me tell you the film, though far from perfect, is an extraordinary accomplishment in filmmaking. I t marks the transition from animatronics and puppets to CGI. Spawn was fearless in its use of both make up artists and CGI upcoming heavyweights. Kudos to Todd McFarlane and Mark A. Z. Dippé for going forward with this project.

During our literary part of the show we featured the short story The Unconquered by Galactic Soup’s favorite literary writer W. Somerset Maugham, included in the book Collected Short Stories Volume 1 and published by Penguin Books. France during the German occupation is the setting of this tale of human suffering and the ignominy of war.

Tune in next week for more hellish clowning, more poignant observations of the human condition, and of course more awesome music on the only radio show that sweeps the ashes of the fallen Phoenix, Galactic Soup on KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org

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"He asked them for a bottle of wine and Willi had added that they would pay them well for it. Willi was a good little chap, but soft. After all, they were the victors. Where was the French army? In headlong flight. And the English, leaving everything behind, had scuttled like rabbits back to their island. The conquerors took what they wanted, didn’t they?"

The Unconquered, W. Somerset Maugham 

Here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

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

The Goastt- Xanadu [2]-Midnight Sun***

The Oh Sees- Penetrating Eye [1]- Drp***

Band Of Skulls- Asleep At The Wheel [1]- Himalayan***

Band Of Skulls- In And Out Of Sight [2]- Himalayan***

The Horrors- In And Out Of Sight [4] Luminous***

Haunted Hearts- Something That Feels Bad Is [3]- Initiation***

Field Mouse- Tomorrow Is Yesterday [2]- Hold Still Life***

Human- I.O.U. Single

The Almighty Grind- The Other Side [1]- Look At Yourself

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

Holograms- Monolith [1]- Holograms

Jeffertitti’s Nile- Golden Age [6]- The Electric Hour***

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

The Vaselines- The Devil’s Inside Me [3]- Sex With An X

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

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

Strange Talk- Cast Away [1]- Cast Away***

KLF- (Jams)- it’s grim up north

The Young Gods- Lucidogen- Second Nature

Shonen Knife- Bad Luck Song [1]- Overdrive***

Paper Cuts- New Body [2]- Life Among Savages***

Cold  Beat- Collapse [6]- Over Me***

Groenland- Our Last Shot [1]- The Chase***

The Arkane Pretence- Sand Storm_ Single

The Muffs- Paint By Numbers [2]- Whoop Dee Doo ***

Von Zippers- Mega Voltz [1]- On Guard For Thee:A Collection Of Canada’s Youth Gone Bad

The Oranges Band- My Street [4]- All Around

Pissed Jeans- False Jesii Part 2 [1]- King Of Jeans

Sixteen Deluxe- Too Much On My Mind -  The Pilot Knob E.P.

The Trouble With Sweeney- Arm In Arm [3]- (I Know You Destroy)

The Men- Half Angel Half Light- New Moon

The Previous- Sister, if [5]- UnPop…

Dynamo Hum- Twigs And Thorns [4]- Dynamo Hum

*** denotes “New Release”

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Rules? Whad’ya mean rules?

Galactic Soup Playlist for August 20, 2014. “What you must learn is that these rules are no different that the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent, others can be broken.” –Morpheus expounds on the way we do things here in Galactic Soup.

Hello fellow apprentices of the dark arts,

This week it was all about baby steps as we featured DJ Nate on his second and last internship here at KUCI. And of course we gave him the Galactic Dys-Soupian treatment with lots and lots of training clips from pop culture films. Yep, from Neo to Daniel San, Nate got it all. Thank you Nate for the fantastic music and rocking on-air personality.

Last hour of the show we featured the short story On The Fly by Alison McBain, published on the journal Flash Fiction On Line. Scroll down for a link to the full text of this poignant piece about the challenges of an immigrant’s existence.

Tune in next Wednesday for more awesome music, more counterproductive training, and more nonsensical intellectuality on Galactic Soup, KUCI 88.9 fm in Irvine, or listen online @kuci.org.

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On the Fly

Click on the link above for the complete text of Alison McBain’s flash fiction piece On The Fly.

"But, here he was, on time as always. Late once and he’d be fired, no matter that he’d been working here for three years. On payroll, he was just another immigrant working the shittiest job in the kitchen."

On The Fly, Alison McBain

And here’s the soundtrack of our journey:

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

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

The Oh Sees- Penetrating Eye [1]- Drop***

The Goastt- Xanadu [2]- Midnight Sun***

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

Beach Day- All My Friends Were Punks [1]- Native Echoes****

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

Haunted Hearts- Something That Feels Bad Is [3]- Initiation***

Art Brut- Bad Comedian [3]- Brilliant! Tragic!***

Spanish Gold- Out On the Street [3]- South of Nowhere***

Cusses- The Wait Is Over [1]- Cusses

Boardwalk- I’m Not Myself [1]- Boardwalk

The Blank Tapes- Uh-Oh [1]- Vacation

Hollow And Akimbo- Singularity [2]- Hollow And Akimbo

Midnight Faces- This Time [5]- The Fire Is Gone***

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

Lumenarians- Hash Shashin [7]- Transmalinnia

Liars- Pro Anti Anti [4]- Mess

Unknown Instructors- At The Center [3]- The Master’s Voice

Hookworms- Towards Form And Function – Pearl Mystic***

The Arkane Pretence- No Retreat- Single

*** denotes “New Release”

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And let’s not forget DJ Nate’s playlist. Thanks for the awesome music and the fantastic vibes over the air. Great job man.

Girl Band—Lawman—Lawman (single)
Black Angels—Evil Things—Indigo Meadow
Fat White Family—Is It Raining In Your Mouth?—Champagne Holocaust
Jetsetter—Not Yet—Not Yet (single)
Evergreen—Plastic Bag—Evergreen
***Alvvays—Adult Diversion—Alvvays
Bleached—Electric Chair—Searching Through The Past b/w Electric Chair
Pink Mountaintops—The Second Summer of Love—Get Back
Love Battery—Between The Eyes—Between the Eyes EP
***The Horrors—Sleepwalk—Luminous
***KUTOSIS—Night Surf—Dream It Away
Ought—Habit—More Than Any Other Day
Ancient Crux—In Teen Dreams—Interracial Coupling

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