Over The Edge on DO or DIY on WFMU

Over The Edge
DO or DIY with People Like Us – Monday, 19 June 2017 – 6pm
https://wfmu.org/playlists/pl
From 1981 to 2015, Negativland‘s Don Joyce hosted Over The Edge, the longest running block of freeform live mix collage radio in broadcast history — a program which continues today, having been inherited by long time show participant and collaborator Jon Leidecker. In this very Wobbly interview, Vicki and Jon discuss the history of collage radio, and the slow evolution of the Edge, as well as its many possible futures, both True and False.
http://www.detritus.net/wobbly/ | https://archive.org/details/ote

Don Joyce, People Like Us, Wobbly, Wetgate Live at Cell Space, San Francisco, 1998

Yes, the date there is correct. Just found this video, courtesy of Doug Wellman of Puzzling EvidenceSuperstars of sample People Like Us, Wobbly, and C. Elliot Friday (Don Joyce) of Negativland join forces with projectionists Wetgate to layer lightly at the Cell Space one fine spring night to discern “what’s music?”…

Over The Wobbly Wetgate People Like on April 9 1998 from Puzzling Evidence on Vimeo.

A Tribute to Don Joyce

Don't Say Hello

Don’t Say Hello

Don Joyce (Negativland, Over The Edge) has merged with the radio waves.  Don was a close friend and amazing artist.  His influence on the work of People Like Us is beyond measure.  Here is a wonderful piece accurately conveying many of my own experiences, written by Jon Leidecker, who I also first met through Don. 

Don Joyce lived in a second story flat off Telegraph Avenue in what is now the thoroughly gentrified Temescal district in Oakland, but when I visited the Negativland home studio for the first time in July of 1987, after nightfall you had to watch yourself on the way from your car to the front door. I was there to drop off source materials and discuss the theme for the coming week’s episode of Over The Edge, which, after two years of avid fandom, I had finally been invited to play. Don still had his programming day job at that point, and I discovered him in his room tinkering with the GUI for a primitive typing tutor program on his Mac SE with his left hand, while his right hand hovered near the pause button on a cassette deck recording KGO talk radio. Occasionally, while talking to me and coding with one hand, he’d unpause or repause the recording with the other, seemingly randomly. But I soon realized he was precisely waiting for silences between the host and his callers, and making sure host and callers still alternated in sequence. The resulting tape would still sound as if it were a conversation; it just wouldn’t be even remotely close to the one that had actually happened.

This approach to multi-tasking wouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone who’s heard Over The Edge, which I’d randomly channel surfed into at 12:30 in the morning two years before; at first I’d assumed I’d hit one of those magic nodes on the analog dial where two stations were coming in clearly at the same time, and paused to enjoy the accident. The slow rush of recognition came on over the next twenty seconds as I realized it was actually five to ten things at once: talk radio recordings and advertisements cut in with each other and twisted into dialogues, all while loosely played guitars and keyboards mingled with fragments of pop and soundtrack albums. And only when the sound of a disconnecting line terminated the guitar riff did I make that final connection: a number of the lower fidelity instruments and tapes were being contributed by live phone callers. I stayed up until the show ended at three, that night and many nights to come.

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Hate People Like Us Remix Double album

(2CD – Remixes of PLU on Staalplaat, deleted) – 1999
(1CD on Soleilmoon) – 1999 

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A01. PLU – The First Record
A02. Negativland – What’s Music?
A03. PLU – People Like Modern Clothing
A04. Farmers Manual – Allinone.Remix
A05. PLU – Next Record
A06. Cyclobe – I Believe In Mirrorballs
A07. PLU – Far Out Listening
A08. Bruce Gilbert – Untitled
A09. PLU – Next Record
A10. Dummy Run – Esoplas & Liflewit
A11. PLU – Uh Dear
A12. Req 1 – Untitled
A13. PLU – Handjob
A14. V/Vm – You Want Some More?
A15. PLU – Ready To Fly?
A16. Sniper – Untitled
A17. PLU – Mmm Perfect
A18. Christoph Heemann – Ursula Fährt Ski
A19. PLU – What A Melody
A20. Death in June – Lycra Rally Remixes
A21. PLU – Pure Seduction
A22. Barbed – Barbed 4 People Like Us
A23. PLU – Move It Baby
A24. PLU – I Am Very Happy
A25. Mr Rotorvator – Barry Bonker
A26. PLU – Last Record
A27. Stock, Hausen & Walkman – Keep Going Wee Wee
A28. PLU – One Final Word

B01. Coil – An Apology
B02. Felix Kubin – Broken Lady Symphony part 1
B03. Felix Kubin – Broken Lady Symphony part 2
B04. Felix Kubin – Broken Lady Symphony part 3
B05. Felix Kubin – Broken Lady Symphony part 4
B06. PLU – Good Joke
B07. Xper. Xr. – Stuff Happens
B08. PLU – Tune It Up
B09. Dummy Run – People Like Us Like People Like Us
B10. PLU – Hello Reg
B11. Venoz [TKS] – The Thawes
B12. PLU – Camel
B13. Rehberg & Bauer – Nicolo
B14. PLU – Technology
B15. Katy Brown – Lewes Is A Long Way
B16. PLU – Stewed Prunes
B17. Boyd Rice – Period Piece
B18. PLU – A Little Drink
B19. Dr P Li Khan – Untitled
B20. PLU – Yodelcuckoo
B21. Sons Of Silence – Cockahoop
B22. PLU – Jesus F Christ
B23. Mika Vainio – Untitled
B24. PLU – People Like Us
B25. Coil – The Gimp / Sometimes
B26. PLU – Drive Carefully