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PEOPLE LIKE US – ABRIDGED TOO FAR [Discrepant LP CREP41]
Release date 31st March 2017 – available for pre-order now!
ABRIDGED TOO FAR is the first of a series of vinyl by Discrepant to celebrate this being the 25th year of People Like Us publishing albums. First released in digital-only form in 2004 exclusively for UbuWeb, this album includes Vicki’s John Peel session and performances for WFMU, amongst others, both from 2003, and now comes packaged with brand new artwork designed by Vicki Bennett.
***Please note that the release date is 31st March 2017 and it will be shipped from this point onwards.***
No One Is An Island, a radio piece by Vicki Bennett originally broadcast on WDR in 2016 is now available for listening and download at UbuWeb. http://www.ubu.com/sound/plu_noone.html
Thanks to the following for taking their time to give their thoughts about ideas:
Ergo Phizmiz, Savanna, Rowen, Mathilde, Lila, Andrew Sharpley, Ava, Cameron, Katja Seltmann, Rick Prelinger, Iain Chambers, Jeff Carey and Falco, Graham Duff, Kenneth Goldsmith, Charlie Lewis, Henry Lowengard, Tim Maloney, Kevin Hamilton, Akāshamitra, Dorian Jones and Lenny, Marcus Boon and Jesse, Saraka, Suddhaka and Sunayaka.
No One Is An Island
Where do ideas come from? Are they our own or are we channeling some spark from a larger flame? In this programme we examine the relationship between artists, writers, scientists and philosophers and the receiving, possession and transmission of ideas.
Culture is a complex process of sharing and signification. Meanings are exchanged, adopted, and adapted through acts of communication. The tools we use – the photocopier, camera, computer, encourage, in fact insist upon the act of cutting, copying and pasting – it is second nature. Through mimicry and repetition we learn.
Original post with more info on the initial broadcast: http://peoplelikeus.org/2016/radio-premiere-wdr-no-one-is-an-island/
If you are by the radio or internet on Wednesday 21 December between 9am-noon NY time (that’s 2-5pm UK friends) then tune in to a mega 3-hour DO or DIY with People Like Us on WFMU with your radio host Vicki and 20,000 mp3s. Listen on the live link at http://wfmu.org/ at the time, and join us on the Comments Board and follow the live playlist at https://wfmu.org/
It’s the WFMU Silent Fundraiser. If you like what we do, please pledge now, you can’t start something like this all over again, you know, so keep it going!
For the final DO or DIY with People Like Us of the 2016 season on WFMU, keeping with a tradition we’ve been doing a “Best Of” show for the last 2 weeks. Here’s a megamix (minus mic breaks!) downloadable from the Free Music Archive.
From 6-10 June 2016 Vicki Bennett and John Kilduff were Artists in Residence at freeform radio station WFMU in Jersey City, NJ, USA. This residency consisted of “Optimized!” – a week-long online a/v radio station which experimented with ideas of what radio might be in the world of high speed internet broadcasting.
The content included 26 new a/v artist commissions selected and programmed by Vicki Bennett, where people were invited to respond to the word “optimized”, John Kilduff’s live “Let’s Paint TV” daily video show which combines, painting, cooking and exercise, and an evening at the station with an in-house studio audience.
This documents just some of what went on. The rest is archived at wfmu.org/playlists/up
Andrew Sharpley, Bodega Pop Live with Gary Sullivan, Brian J Davis, Brijet Murray, Bryce, Busy Doing Nothing with Charlie, Buttress O’Kneel, Carlo Patrão, Carol McCrossen, Dan, Dan Deacon, Daniel Menche, Dina Kelberman, DO or DIY with People Like Us, Drew Daniel, DW Robertson, Gwilly Edmondez, Hank Lewis, Heather Phillipson, Irene Moon, Jason Willett & MC Schmidt, Jeff Moore, Jem Finer, Jim Price, John, John Dalton, John Kilduff, Ken Freedman, Kimzilla, Leech, Liz Berg, Matt Warwick, Melissa, Miracle Nutrition with Hearty White, Nick the Bard, Osymyso, Pat Byrne’s Desk, Peter Knight, Porest, Pseu Braun, Roy, Ruth Hayduk, Scott Williams, Steinski, The Dusty Show with Clay Pigeon, Tim Maloney, Tom, Vicki Bennett, Will, Wreck This Mess with Bart Plantenga, WFMU, Monty Hall and The National Endowment For The Arts
Recently did a great radio interview with ABC Radio National‘s Miyuki Jokiranta on the program Soundproof – it broadcast earlier today in Australia and is now online here.
Broadcast Friday 8 July 2016 9:05PM
Since 1991 British artist Vicki Bennett has been working across the field of audio-visual collage, and is a pioneer in the area of sampling, appropriation and cutting up of found footage and archives.
For her Radio Yak, she chooses a palate of music, film and radio that start out familiar but end up somewhere… strange.
Dalek Relaxation Tape
Dave Soldier and Komar and Melamid — The People’s Choice Music: The Most Unwanted Song
Dondero High School — Satellite of Love
Stephan Dillemuth — Urban Folkdance, New landscapes, Yesterday’s Cloud and Some of Your Favourite Birdsongs
Christo Graham — Heaven on their Minds, Muppet Christ Superstar
People Like Us — Who’s Watching Who, Citation City
Adam Bohman — At Home (White Sauce Without for Those Who Don’t)
Vicki welcomes Porest (aka Mark Gergis) and friends to preview their new album “Modern Journal of Popular Savagery” (on Nashazphone). Celebrate Independence Day, and let’s throw in Brexit too and see how THAT turns out!
Playlist and comments: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/67248
Optimized! has begun! Vicki explains it here..