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We are an online (streaming only) diy radio operating out of an
attic public space in Seattle's Central District. We feature found sound, field recordings, story-telling, dream-collecting, radio plays, live house shows, local in-home performances and content given to us BY YOU. We support local and northwest music and other underground music from around the world. We broadcast 24 HOURS A DAY everyday.
Thursdays 9-11pm PST
Program Description: In a world where the Earth is allegedly whizzing through the universe at speeds exceeding 400,000 mph, there is still a place that you can go where the Earth is stationary. That place is right here on Hollow Earth Radio in the Konspiracy Korner, 9pm Thursdays. Over time, the ‘Moving Earth’ hoax and many other hoaxes will be examined while listening to experimental and psychedelic noise music from far and near. Also, fun with loops…
Donate Some Dough And Get A Rad Hollow Earth Radio Tshirt Designed by Shana Cleveland (of La Luz)
Make a $15 donation (OR MORE) to Hollow Earth Radio and get yourself an awesome t-shirt, featuring the sure to be a classic Hollow Earth Radio Magma Festival 'When's It Gonna Blow?' image illustrated by Shana Cleveland (of La Luz. Also includes subtle advertising for the Hollow Earth Radio voicemail number (to leave drunk dials, PSA's, dreams, paranormal encounters, etc. 206 588 KHER). If you donate $15 you should expect to get a shirt in the next 4-6 weeks. Shirts come in Wow Pink, Baby Blue, and Mellow Yellow. Get one here.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 12/05/2011 at 11:03PM
"REBLOGGED" from the VERA PROJECT
The DIY Holiday Fair and Bring It Screen It event is just around the corner! Saturday December 10 | 11AM-5PM
Check out the list of our confirmed vendors, featuring tons of great record collectors, poster artists and crafters!
The Nyima Bakery
Roots to Leaf
Manticore Stencil Art
Ms. Valerie Park Distro
UNLIMITED SELF ESTEEM
Cub Report Card
Weapons of Mass Design
roux-ga-roux records / Hot Chick Physics
People In A Position To Know
Bring It Screen It
Lost Sound Tapes
Black Iconic T-Shirts
Tiger Eye Designs & Value Added
Garrison (Local Record Dealer)
Talking Helps Records
Craft Curious / Brass Curious
Table & Chairs and Harbor Herbalist
Strange Child and Luminol
Powerslide Design Co.
the seahorse society
OFF TEMPO and Wizards of the Ghost
Sunday Drive Designs
Frida Clements Design
Join Hollow Earth Radio and The Vera Project for every diy-ers favorite holiday extravaganza featuring craft, music, art and silk-screening! This event coincides with Bring it Screen it. What is Bring it Screen it? Fantagraphics writes up a great description here
This fair benefits Hollow Earth Radio & The Vera Project and will be held at The Vera Project (the corner of Warren Ave N. & Republican at Seattle Center)
LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE
Posted By e_j_buster on 11/29/2011 at 07:54PM
With Christmas approaching, many readers are probably feeling the pressure to find the perfect Christmas gifts. So in an effort to help you in your Christmas shopping needs, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, I will be writing and posting reviews for a variety of products that are currently on the market. Products reviewed will include; books, toys, CDs, DVDs/movies, household items, and anything that might be given as a Christmas gift. I’ll be using a five star rating system. Hopefully these reviews will be helpful in your purchasing decisions. Here are the first three reviews in this series:
Toy Review: Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder (Nerf Guns) - 2 pack
With the crime rate skyrocketing, it is important for children nowadays to learn (at a very young age) how to use firearms. You never know when your child will need to protect himself (or herself) against a corrupt school teacher or a corrupt bus driver.
These Nerf guns provide an excellent way for your child to learn the fundamentals of using firearms, so that when he (or she) is old enough to start carrying a real gun (at around the age of 5) he (or she) will already be familiar with the feel of a gun, and will not be afraid to shoot at an enemy (if necessary). Of course it is important to teach your child the difference between right and wrong, and the difference between a friend and a foe. But with the proper guidance, your child will definitely benefit from using this product.
These Nerf guns will help your child become an excellent marksman, and a force to be reckoned with. (5 stars)
Candy Review: Milk Chocolate Plain M&Ms
When it comes to junk food, I usually stick with Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, and other Hostess products. But recently, my friend (Walter) recommended M&Ms. I'd never tried M&Ms before, so I bought a bag to see if they are any good. I didn't like them at all. In fact, I flushed most of the bag down the toilet (hopefully this didn't harm any alligators).
Maybe I've been spoiled by Hostess products, but when I buy a snack item, I expect a creamy filling. M&Ms do not have a creamy filling, and they taste awful. Avoid. (1 star)
Book Review: Wolves (Scary Creatures Series) by Penny Clark
This series of books is specifically designed to teach children (between the ages of 9 and 12) the truth about certain unfriendly animals in nature. This particular book focuses on the dangers of wolves, and it has a very menacing photo of a wolf on the cover. All of the books in this series feature full descriptions and menacing photos of the animals to help your child know which animals should be feared and avoided. After reading this book, or even just looking at the cover, there is no chance that your child will mistake wolves as being friendly or approachable. (5 stars)
Note: There are many books in this Scary Creatures series. Next week, I’ll be reviewing the one on bats, and after that, the one on bears!!!
Posted By DJ Garrett on 11/23/2011 at 09:12PM
Thanks to folks sending in cd's, mp3's, cassette tapes, VOICEMAILS. It's always great getting new content in our various inboxes.
Now to return the favor, here are some music reviews of things I've come across that I've found particularly stellar! Keep 'em coming ya'll.
Bad Luck / Two - Table & Chairs
NW. Seattle. New record out on local jazz label Table & Chairs (Racer Session folks). This is clean jazz skronk, saxophone blaring like its been stuck in traffic over incessant penetrating double dribble percussion. The best part of this album is how it deconstructs, slowly turning from an organic chaos clusterfuck to smoothed out electronic ambience. By the end of the disk you’re left with just warm tones and occasional blips and bleats.
Scribblers / Eleven’s Moustache - Tummy Rock
Missoula ten year olds on Tyson Ballew’s label. Smoosh ain’t got nothing on Scribblers though. These girls are like mini-kimya dawson’s and are singing rad songs about Harry Potter, deep songs about how ‘animals have to kill eachother feed their families’, and tips for making a band. “In a band you gotta know a few things like everybody sings. And number 2 i can’t hate you or else the team breaks and falls apart…” Recorded in one hour. WTF.
Onesie / Squirm - Self Released
New Zealand duo of teen girls who recently visited the USA. Huge grunge fans (apparently this is a thang in NZ). Sludge guitar loops with distorted solos and simple drums. Ari sings like she’s bored with the idea of having to talk to you, which makes it that much cooler. Recorded and mixed by Ari’s dad and featuring a picture of Ari taking a shit as a toddler. “You and me against the world” is my favorite track. “If you let me die, I will haunt you, I will haunt you. If you let me drown, I will tear you apart ” get’s stuck in my head and it also has a ripping solo.
Paul Kikuchi / Portable Sanctuary - Present Sounds
Paul Kikcuhi, Stuart Dempster, Bill Horist, Jesse Olsen Bay, Alex Vittum recorded at Chapel Performance Space. Interesting sparkles of percussion - gong, sparse civil war era fills, woodpecker trills mixed with Charlie Brown brass and Bill Horist turning a guitar into a banshee. Slow, steady buildups that explode but remain crisp and deliberate. Solid fucked jazz. Seattle/NW.
SUNFoot / Soggy Moggy
PDX. Chicken-pox lo-fi played by three guys with pit stains. Repetitive synth drums and pots/pans clamour, out of tune guitar honky-tonk and distorted boombox mixing. Confusing 23 minute jam-a-lams of skronk and yawn paired with :27 second MONKS inspired robot bonk bonk bonk. This shit is weird bedroom rock played standing on a mattress on the floor and staring at the wall instead of your bandmates and tipping over a cup of coffee with a molding orange peel in it. LURVE IT.
Meowtain / Meowtain e.p.
Olympia garage rock that’s been recorded too hot and just barely peaks the meters. Thunder bass & cute sing songy harmonies, with a bit of trash rock n’ roll thrown in. Lots of group singing and I especially dig when Lizzie takes lead. 'Wolf' displays her powerful range. Also a nice trumpet ripping in here and there all Neutral Milk Hotel style. One of my new favorite bands. RIYL: Oly-esque indie pop that’s authentic and weird: ie. Dogjaw, Megabog, Bloodsweep.
Eric Ostrowski & The King Frog Dorkestra / Live On Sonarchy
Since these are ‘descriptions’, and not really reviews I feel it is not in bad taste to ‘describe’ a disk that I am on. I WOULD SAY THAT WOULDN’T I? So this is a live on sonarchy set I was invited to play on by Eric Ostrowski, infamous violinist from Columbia City. He was asked by Doug Haire at Jack Straw Studios to perform for a full hour doing what he does best and for this particular incarnation I played the drums, and his two kids played with us as well. Hazel, 10 played a timpani (a large kettle drum), sang through a megaphone and also does a ripping acoustic violin solo in the middle of the set that rivals the work of her Father’s 50 minute bloodshed. It’s brutal. His son Ian, 14 (and also a recent Hollow Earth Radio dj) shreds on noise guitar as well. This was a pretty difficult experience for me - Eric wanted no approachable rhythms whatsoever and wanted intensity and ‘full force’ as much as possible and I think I sweated out about 14 pounds during this set. I can’t wait to hear this one on KEXP.
Galen Green / Tiny Weapons - Self Released
NW. Seattle. Electronic, goofy-synth that’s also HEAVY ON THE SAXOPHONE. Whoa. Sorta reminds me of Prince or No-Fi Soul Rebellion? RIYL: Beck, Parliment, Karl Blau doing bad things in his basement like saying “MIX MASTER” into a microphone and slowing down the pitch. Some of these songs sound like the coulda been 80’s commercial jingles for Reebok’s with kids doing ‘the running man’. Dig it.
Posted By DJ Garrett on 11/22/2011 at 09:33PM
Participants of the Occupy Seattle movement have decided to indefinitely occupy an abandoned home in the Central District on the corner of 23rd Ave and E. Alder. We walk over (since it's merely a few blocks away), and speak to Stefan Lee & Akilah Stewart.
Recorded on November 22, 2011 by Forrest Baum.
There's a deep thread on the Central District News blog with more info and comments from the community!
Posted By DJ Garrett on 11/18/2011 at 09:02PM
In case you missed it, we've made this available as a podcast!
An important discussion between the hosts of the weekly Central Sounds show and esteemed guests K. Wyking Garrett of UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E Center and community journalist Sakara Remmu of the Sable Verity blog. This podcast features a necessary, and at times, heated conversation about changes in the Central District. Points of departure include the under utilization of the Horace Mann bldg in the community, what the occupy movement really means for people of color locally and nationally, and a variety of hot button issues that you'll have to tune in to understand.