Trancelike State 049704 – Stardate 79.42.40

June 24, 2019 – 10:44 am

Here’s the twelfth and final episode in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college.

Tracklist after the jump.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convention: the episode number of 049703 can be translated pretty simply: April 1997, fourth mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.42.40 is April 24, 1997). The 9th through 12th episodes weren’t stardated, but the estimate I’ve made should be accurate. The flipside of this tape has my final reggae show of the year which was 4/24, which makes it safe to assume the first side is from the same date.)

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Trancelike State 049703 – Stardate 79.71.40

June 24, 2019 – 10:25 am

Here’s the eleventh in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college.

Tracklist after the jump.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convention: the episode number of 049703 can be translated pretty simply: April 1997, third mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.71.40 is April 17, 1997). The 9th through 12th episodes weren’t stardated, but the estimate I’ve made should be accurate.)

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Trancelike State 049702 – Stardate 79.01.40

June 21, 2019 – 3:49 pm

Here’s the tenth in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college. This was an all-dub episode.

Tracklist after the jump. I didn’t write down the last couple of tracks and unfortunately, Shazam doesn’t do well with dub.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convention: the episode number of 049702 can be translated pretty simply: April 1997, second mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.01.40 is April 10, 1997). The 9th through 12th episodes weren’t stardated, but the estimate I’ve made should be accurate.)

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WMWC Skimmer Tape #2 (October 1997)

June 21, 2019 – 3:12 pm

As is common on college radio, we occasionally ran a skimmer. A skimmer would record airbreaks anytime the DJs would turn their mics on. The idea was that station management would listen for profanity, extraneous talking, etc. Truth is, we never really did. And annoyingly, DJs (including me) would sometimes leave their mic on while playing music, filling up the tape way too quickly with music.

A few years ago I posted what I thought was the only skimmer tape from WMWC, but I was surprised to find a second unlabeled one.

I kick off the first side by saying, “Hey, Natalie… BOO!” presumably referring to my assistant GM Natalie, whom I suspect I asked to listen to the skimmer tape. During Danielle’s show, Danielle reads the day’s news a number of times. I start off side B but then there’s a bunch of the Kit Kat Acoustic Break CD that aired overnight until about 16 minutes in. Overall, the tape is just a nice time capsule of some college kids doing radio shows for fun, talking to almost no one, in a pre-streaming era.

The show line-up for that semester is available on the Wayback Machine. The recordings captured late Wednesday night through Thursday on each side. This tape is post-fall break, dating from October 1997, due to a reference to Hurricane Pauline during a news reading, a news item about a still-standing land supersonic speed record being set, and referenecs to Halloween. Side A seems to be Oct 15-16 and side B, October 29-30.

The skimmer always added a nice, annoying buzz to the recording which has not been filtered out. The end of side B seems to be the ghostly remains of previous skimmer recordings, perhaps so because of demagnetization between uses.

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Trancelike State 049701 – Stardate 79.30.40

March 11, 2019 – 10:35 pm

Here’s the ninth in the Trancelike State series (others), my electronica mix show from college. This episode kicks off with an experimental track I made in my dorm room using, I believe, Cakewalk. I was pretty proud of reversing the certain frogs (that were famous at the time) to make them the Dubwiser frogs. Then I layered a bunch slowed down sounds tweaking them slowly into oblivion. Not the greatest thing I ever made, but a curious little rarity.

This is a nice, dark episode.

Tracklist after the jump.

(As a reminder to explain my goofy show titling/dating convention: the episode number of 049701 can be translated pretty simply: April 1997, first mix of the month. The “star date” was just my stupid way of designating specifically when the mix was done by writing the date backwards (so 79.30.40 is April 3, 1997). The 9th through 12th episodes weren’t stardated, but the estimate I’ve made should be accurate.)

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