by Jon Nelson   January 10, 2010

Some Assembly Required is a weekly focus on sample based music and audio art. Host Jon Nelson explores the world of sound collage via this weekly podcast of his nationally syndicated radio program.

Episode 247, Some Assembly Required

Episode 247 features work by E-603, DJ Earworm, Gel-Sol, Jimmi Jammes, Mad Mix Mustang, J.O. Mallander, Mixmaster Mike, Jeffrey Sconce, Richard Trythall and Wobbly. Check it out HERE.

This episode is chock-full of good stuff. There are a couple of segments from a very long form, linear cut-up by Gel-Sol which is really amazing. I’m also a big fan of the mashup which kicks things off this week, by Mad Mix Mustang, but I have to also point to two tracks by J.O. Mallander and Richard Trythall, two collage artists working in the 1960s and ‘70s. Trythall’s “Ommagio A Jerry Lee Lewis” was produced in 1975 for choreographer, Irina Harris, utilizing the 1957 recording by Jerry Lee Lewis, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.” Mallander’s “In Reality,” produced in the late ‘60s, appropriates at least a couple different versions of the popular song, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Written in 1936, by Cole Porter, it became one of Frank Sinatra’s signature tunes, and “In Reality” goes in some very new directions with the very familiar material… I love finding these older examples of sound collage borrowing heavily from the mass media… I hope you enjoy.

Be sure to check out the SAR Blog for Q&A’s with over 150 of the artists we play weekly on Some Assembly Required, and download Episode 247 HERE.

Thanks for listening,

Jon Nelson


Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.

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