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Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire

The broadcaster and Doctor Who fan Matthew Sweet travels to The University of Manchester – home of Delia Derbyshire’s private collection of audio recordings – to learn more about the wider career and working methods of the woman who realised Ron Grainer’s original theme to Doctor Who. 

Further details from http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rl2ky

Photographs are BBC/public domain from Ray White’s ‘Radiophonic Gallery’ at http://whitefiles.org/rwg/.

Delia Derbyshire (bio) | Delia Derbyshire:  Electronic Music Pioneer 

Hat tip:  Tom Wolf

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The Alchemists of Sound

2003 documentary on the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

Delia Derbyshire | Musique concrète

Hat tip:  Tom Wolf 

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WFMU: Edward Hunter on Brainwashing (News Management)


from WFMU’s Beware of the Blog:

Here’s a tape which found it’s way into my collection some years ago, featuring a broadcast of an interview with Edward Hunter, featuring discussions of both his background and his knowledge of brainwashing. It appears that his he really was, as he claims here, the person who first brought the word “Brainwashing” to the English language. Although he is presented here as an author, a few online sites state that he may have actually been a CIA operative at this time.

This interview was broadcast on WJW, Cleveland, no doubt sometime in the mid 1960’s, based on the content of the interview. A decade earlier, WJW had been the home of Alan Freed, and, a bit later, of Casey Kasum, but by the time of this broadcast, had become a news/talk station.

I find this recording to be both peculiar (mostly because of Mr. Hunter’s accent – which is of a type I can’t say I’ve heard before – and manner of speaking) and fascinating, as an historical document. I also get a kick out of the name of this program – “The Important Show”.

The very start of this interview has the unmistakable sound of someone having made an attempt at bulk erasing this tape. Thankfully, the effort failed, but there is an annoying fading in-and-out at first. This becomes less noticeable after the first couple of minutes, and disappears completely not long after that.

Edward Hunter Interview on Brainwashing (MP3)


via Bob Purse | WFMU


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The true is a moment of the false

(No Agenda #178 #179 #180) 

Recommended listening:  No Agenda podcast with Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak:


There are no secrets…only information you don’t yet have.

#178 – HAARP-ing on Earthquakes


This Episode’s Executive Producer: Adam Burkepile, Marcus Couch, Michael Knight
  • Associate Executive Producers: Philip Evans, David Dolson
  • Artwork by: Paul T.
  • Knighthoods: Michael Knight
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#179 – The Douchebags Show


This Episode’s Executive Producers: Rene Swertz, Adam Miller
Associate Executive Producer: Stephen Guerreri
Artwork by: Paul T.
Knighthoods: Rene Swertz and Larry Roik
PR Associate: Leigh Brown, Paul Bausemer

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#180 – Media Corruption Now in 3D


This Episode’s Executive Producer: Shane Brady
  • Associate Executive Producers: Andrew Blackburn, Justin Vincent, Uwe Putze
  • Artwork by: Paul T
  • Knighthoods: Shane Brady
  • PR Associate: Daniel Wheaton
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Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

by Paul Sahre

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

This book, co-authored with Danny Gregory, was initiated by a flea market find. Danny bought an album full of QSL cards (postcards that ham radio operators exchange after they make contact on the air for the first time). The collection belonged to a man name Jerry Powell (W2OJW), who communicated with people all over the world for seventy-five years from his basement in Hackensack, New Jersey. The book documents Powell’s hobby through the cards. Through this information we learned about the people and places he communicated with.

Hat tip:  Harim Kim


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