well folks, we avoided the problematic situation of feeling obligated to make a halloween-themed program by completely forgetting that it was halloween – it is much less apparent here in estonia than in any of the other places i’ve lived, and the streets, houses, and shops are pleasantly free from cheap plastic skeletons and light-up pumpkins. estonia has two of it’s own dress-up-and-go-house-to-house celebrations, so when asked about halloween, my friends here look at me quizically and ask, what do we need another one for?
in any case this program was dominated by a collage of recordings from central china, where (correct me if i’m wrong) i doubt halloween is much more strongly observed that in estonia. along with that work by edwin lo, we got around to many submissions that have been waiting patiently a very long time, both cds and mp3s, including a couple that available as free downloads (daniel del rio and james wyness).
this all began with a framework introduction recorded for us, again, by martin clarke. now: although martin’s intros are always exquisite, and i will continue to air every single one he sends me, it’s becoming a bit of a one-man show people! keep them coming martin, but the rest of you, let’s go, send me some intros! in a folder of the 5 unused intros i’ve got waiting for airplay, there is 1, yes *1*, that is not by martin. and he’s left a shiny red apple on my desk…
(time / artist / track / album / label)
00:00 – 05:16 / martin clarke / framework introduction
02:50 – 14:52 / edwin lo / [extract 1] / rabbit travelogue: central region / rabbit travelogue edition
25:02 – 30:26 / edwin lo / [extract 2] / rabbit travelogue: central region / rabbit travelogue edition