Sunday, December 23, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #255 Hey, It's Christmas Time! Dec. 23rd, 2012

Merry Christmas everybody out there in podcast land! Now before you go getting your hopes up that I did a big ol Christmas special on Plastic Magic....I didn't. It does, however, have a little bit of a Christmas-y vibe. And to be honest I did play a Christmas tune. So it is a win win situation after all! Besides the one Christmas song (by EDDIE C. CAMPBELL (1977) we also heard from: CANNED HEAT (1967), TEN WHEEL DRIVE (1970), THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1968), STEVE MILLER BAND (1970), ALICE COOPER (1969), CREAM (1966), CROW (1971), BLOODROCK (1971), JOHN MAYALL'S BLUESBREAKERS (1968), JETHRO TULL (1969), MOUNT CARMEL (2010), MINT TATTOO (1969), HOT TUNA (1973),  As broadcast over KXUA 88.3FM. Download this free podcast here: podcast #255 Merry Christmas from Filthy Phil!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #254 December 16, 2012

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! This show was inspired and every song selected from Patrick Lundborg's book Acid Archives. On this show you will hear amongst the rarest of the rare music I've ever played on Plastic Magic. 60's and 70's private press and otherwise just very hard to find psychedelia. Dig the sounds of: THE THIRD ESTATE, COLD SUN, MYSTIC SIVA, THE CONTENTS ARE, ODYSSEY, ANONYMOUS, FALLEN ANGELS, BULBOUS CREATION, DRAGONWYCK, PHANTASIA, TRIPSICHORD MUSIC BOX, PLASTIC CLOUD, MYSTERY MEAT, AMERICAN BLUES, MERRY AIRBRAKES and much more as aired live over KXUA 88.3FM here in Fayetteville, AR and surrounding area and over international shortwave station WBCQ 5.110 MHz out of Monticello, Maine! DOwnLoaD tHe FREE poDCast hEAR: podcast #254

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #253 The Hobbit Special Dec. 9th, 2012

In pure excitement over the upcoming Hobbit film coming out in the theater later this week I decided to put together a Hobbit special and here it is: The most of it comes from a 3 record boxed set from 1977 on Vista called Rankin/ Bass presents The Hobbit. We also heard other JRR Tolkien inspired music by:Bo Hansson (1972),  Led Zeppelin (1971),  Yes (1974), Argent (1971), Gandalf (1967), Pearls Before Swine (1968), The Pentangle (1969) and much more. Download the whole 3 hour show hear: podcast #253 The Plastic Magic Hobbit Special

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast # 252 Dec. 2nd, 2012

Hey everybody, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get this up and posted. I have been sick with a bad cold and have been feeling like shit! But here it is now. I had a surprise visit from fellow DJ, The Kreeper, and talked him into staying for almost the whole show and even taking a live phone call over the air (I know that doesn't sound like much to you but it's a new thing to me and therefore sort of exciting!). And it was a lot of fun. On this episode we were groovin' hard to the amazing high energy tunage of: LONNIE MACK (1969), THE GROWING CONCERN (1968), THE DOORS (1971), LOTHAR AND THE HAND PEOPLE (1968), BLOSSUM TOES (1967), FLAMIN' GROOVIES (1970), TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME (1973), LUCIFER'S FRIEND (1970), MC5 (1970), BLACK SABBATH (LIVE 1973), JOHNNY WINTER (1970) as broadcast over KXUA here in Fayetteville, AR and also over the mighty WBCQ 5110KHz shortwave out of Monticello, Maine. doWnLOad iT HERe: podcast #252 ENjoY!

Friday, November 30, 2012

an interview with Patrick Lundborg from "It's Psychedlic Baby"

taken and re-posted by permission from :

Interview with Patrick Lundborg of, author of the Acid Archives (2010) and Psychedelia (2012)


You are releasing a brand new book entitled "Psychedelia-An Ancient Culture, A Modern Way Of Life" and as far as we understand, this is something entirely different than "Acid Archive"?

Yes, the ”Psychedelia” book is a new and different work. It deals with a much wider field than the Acid Archives book, which was basically a guide-book for fans of old underground music. There are several chapters about music in the new book as well, but it’s in the context of a bigger frame of reference, which is what I call psychedelic culture, or Psychedelia. The Acid Archives dealt with American rock music from the 1960s-70s, but the Psychedelia book deals with music that ranges from Berlioz in the 19th century to the latest ‘psybient’ electronica from England and France. All of it psychedelic,in one way or other!

Your book is a research on so called "psychedelic culture". What is the current state of this so called culture today in your opinion?
In the 20th century we began what I call ‘the short cycle’ of Psychedelia which began with peyote and mescaline experiments in the 1890s-1920s, then really took off with Hofmann’s discovery of LSD. The short cycle reached a peak in terms ofpopular attention in the late 1960s, then went into a quiet mode during the 1970s and 80s, and then it was revitalized in the early 1990s, with Terence McKenna replacing Tim Leary, and drugs like DMT, ayahuasca and psilocybin replacing LSD. Although ‘60s Psychedelia has been given much more attention, I believe the 1990s scene is just as important. The situation today is that the hedonistic spirit of the 1990s is very much alive, especially here in Europe, but it’s underground and deliberately low-profile. My book opens with the observation that more people are taking psychedelic drugs today than any other time – and that includes the psychedelic ‘60s. In short, Psychedelia is alive and well, and people involved have understood to keep outsiders at a distance. Today, you can go and see a movie like Avatar, parts of which are completely drenched in psychedelic ideas – there was even an ayahuasca drug ritual in that movie, though it was left out of the final cut. The commercially biggest movie of all time looks like it was made by someone who has been smoking DMT for several years – that’s good proof that psychedelic culture not only lives,but may in fact be expanding. I certainly believe so.

You are discussing the whole history of "psychedelic culture", that spans over 3500 years. Would you like to tell us some essential milestones in this culture, that happened before year 1966 when this whole music related explosion happened.

The LSD-influenced rock music of the ‘60s that everyone loves is only a minor turn in the road of Psychedelia. Psychedelic culture has been a permanent undercurrent in Western society since ancient times. This is what I call ‘the long cycle’ of Psychedelia. Psychedelic culture is built upon two fundamental pillars: the direct, personal experience of a higher world, and a celebration of our everyday existence in light of this experience. Both these elements go directly against the dogmas and hierarchies of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. During certain times this alternative culture rises to the surface and becomes influential on society at large, which is what happened in ancient Greece at the time of the Great Mystery rites in Eleusis, where thousands of people gathered each year to drink a psychedelic brew (an organic variant of LSD) and spend an extraordinary night of visions and emotional bonding – kind of like an early Acid Test!

All the famous philosophers and even Roman emperors took part in this ritual, which had a profound influence on the Greek-Roman culture that our Western world is built on. Another high-point for this alternative culture was the Italian Renaissance, where the heritages of Athens and Rome were rediscovered, and for a century or so this heritage raised more interest than the familiar Christian dogmas. Later in history one can identify singular individuals with an obvious relevance to Psychedelia, such as William Blake and his mentor-opponent Emanuel Swedenborg. In the early 20th century, psychedelic drugs entered Western society again, and this began ‘the short cycle’ that I describe above. The long cycle of Psychedelia will continue as long as mankind exists, while the future and duration of the short cycle currently going on is something for each modern psychedelicist to consider.

If "Acid Archives" is about underground, overlooked, forgotten and undiscovered rock music, then your new book is talking more into details regarding the consumption of hallucinogens and stuff related; such as what kind of impact had it on people from the bands? What do you think is the main difference if readers would ask you, what is it about in a few words?

Psychedelic rock music is important as it is a highly visible and much-loved window for psychedelic culture. At the same time, the 1960s were an extremely eventful and complex period even without the psychedelic drugs,and it is important to separate what was ‘60s zeitgeist,and what was a direct expression of psychedelic influences. In the book there are several chapters that look into how psychedelic rock music arose in the mid-‘60s and expanded and lingered well into the late 1970s, and how this related to society at large, particularly in places like San Francisco and London. From the viewpoint of Psychedelia, the main topic is not the bands themselves as much as what they tell us about the effects of psychedelic drugs on creativity and ideas. In this context, the most vital bands are those that were genuinely inspired by LSD from the beginning, rather than as some trendy fad. In the early days of psychedelic rock music, the two bands that were most profoundly and wholeheartedly devoted to the psychedelic experience were the 13th Floor Elevators and the Grateful Dead. Both these bands were born out of psychedelic trips,and continued to use the psychedelic experience as a beacon for their work. Other bands,like the Beatles and the Jefferson Airplane, did not originate from LSD experiences, but they managed to take this influence and combine it with their natural style in a great, meaningful way. Yet other groups didn’t really understand LSD or the serious psychedelic lifestyle, but gave it a shot with the music anyway,and as the book points out, some of these ‘60s “fakedelia” groups created highly enjoyable music too, simply because the atmosphere was loaded with psychedelic vibes. Later on, with the 1970s ‘private press’ and krautrock scenes, the psychedelic bands tended to be serious and genuine, because there was no ‘trend’ to capitalize on. Anyone who made LSD-inspired music in 1975 did it because he believed in it. And of course, the psychedelic ambient and trippy chillout music that has become popular in the 2000s via groups like Shpongle and Entheogenic comes from true psychedelic inspiration, just like the Elevators and the Dead.

Would you like to take us on this process that happened while you were writing this book. It's like 20 years of work. How did it all began and did you travel or how did you find out more about "psychedelic" culture.

I mention this in the foreword to the book. Basically the book took 20 years to prepare, and 2 years to write. I began assembling information about psychedelic culture in the late 1980s – reading books, saving newspaper clippings, talking to people I met. For a long while I just did this without being sure why. It seemed important somehow, but I couldn’t say why. Then back in 2010, after the 2nd edition of the Acid Archives had been printed and finished, I got an idea for the “Psychedelia” book, which is described in the foreword. I began writing, and once I had begun, I couldn’t stop! A major key to the whole thing is the idea to turn everything upside down, and instead of seeing psychedelic music as a sub-genre in rock music, I decided to treat psychedelic music as part of a long-running psychedelic culture, and then see what came out with this new approach. Then I did the same thing with movies, visual art, religious cults, etc. I believe no one has written about Psychedelia in this way before. In addition to my research and private archives, I interviewed some psychedelic veterans, like Michael Bowen who arranged the Human Be-In, and other guys who were experts on the history of LSD, or the hippie communes of the 1970s, and so on. I spent a couple of days designing a structural outline for the whole book, and after that the text grew chapter by chapter as everything seemed to fall into place.

These days we have a nice return of the music, that was kind of lost for awhile. Plenty of labels and magazines are very interested in the psych bands from the late 60's, early 70's and there is a new wave of bands, that are taking this sounds and starting their own psychedelic bands. We have so called "hipster" subculture, we have "psytrance" heads and we have some other subcultures. What is your opinion on this "new" subcultures that are emerging these days?

I’m perhaps getting too old to truly understand all the new youth sub-cultures, although I find it interesting and try to stay with the times. Professionally though, I’m only really interested in those sub-cultures that are involved with psychedelic drugs, because they are carrying the torch of Psychedelia into the 2010s and 2020s. Here I see two different trends; one are the hardcore drug experimenters, people whose main interest are the chemicals and their effects. These are the people who try all the new ‘research chemicals’ or what used to be called ‘designer drugs’ back in the 1980s-90s. The psychedelic underground keeps producing new molecular variants on the classic psychedelic drugs, like new types of LSD or psilocybin, and there is this subculture in Europe and the US of young people who try these drugs in the search for new and weird experiences. The other subculture is the one related to the electronic dance music, and it’s basically the old rave explosion of the 1990s that is still happening, in a more specialized form. There are these massive gatherings around Europe where 1000s of young “psy” fans gather, take mushrooms , LSD and ecstasy, and dance to the various forms of psychedelic electronica, ranging from the uptempo Goa trance to the slower, chillout psybient style like Shpongle and such. The old rave/Goa trip is alive, but it’s less talked about today. And of course, this drug-inspired, hedonistic culture is a perfect example of the long-running celebration of life that is a vital backbone to the Psychedelia book. You can draw a line from the Greek hallucinogen rituals at the great templein Eleusis around 500 BC up to the Acid Tests and Be-Ins of the ‘60s, and onwards to the all-night dances of the 1990s-2000s. Over and over, it is the same phenomena of a shared celebration of each individual’s psychedelic freedom, in different times and places.

When you are talking about Goa Trance I always have a feeling, you don't link this directly to the psychedelic music. Psych rock is music, that is interesting from a totally different aspects (artistic, background etc.), but Goa trance is not a big thing in my opinion as far as the artistic approach goes. Do you agree, that Goa trance is directly made to be listened with hallucinogens or do you think it is also interesting as music itself?

If you mean that the Goa/PsyTrance music is made by anonymous producers mainly for people to dance to while on psychedelic drugs, I think you’re absolutely right. That is how it came to be created in the first place, as a development from the less hedonistic and more dystopian Euro-techno. I have a chapter in the Psychedelia book where I trace the new electronic dance music from Detroit 1985 up to 2012, and how it relates to psychedelic drugs. I’m too old to go dancing all-night on some beach in the Greek islands, but I can still enjoy some of the Goa/PsyTrance stuff at home. There’s a vast difference in quality, and some of it is pretty awful, but the best vintage stuff like Hallucinogen, The Infinity Project, Man Without Name etc I think is very good and trippy music. However, I must admit that I’m not as much into the Goa style as I was when it first appeared around 1994. It hasn’t aged perfectly well, and these days I rather listen to the Psybient music, which to me is the ultimate example of psychedelic music for the 2000s. When they realized they could lower the tempo to “rock” beats, these talented electronica guys like Simon Posford began making music that is as perfectly psychedelic as the best late ‘60s stuff. The only difference is that it’s mostly electronic, with some acoustic/analog overlays, but that’s fine with me—I’ve always been a great Kraftwerk fan. I recommend any psych fan to check out the most recent Shpongle album and see what they make of it.

What do you think the future will bring as far as music goes? Will this psych revival explode even more?

Psychedelic culture will always survive, as it has for 1000s of years. Wherever there are people who use powerful psycho-active drugs which give visionary experiences, there will be Psychedelia. As for psychedelic music, I don’t think there will be any major wave of psychedelic rock more than what we’re seeing today. The 1965-72 psychedelia is one of the classic sub-genres of rock, it’s like a golden age that people return to and don’t really hope to surpass, somewhat like the Viennese period in classical music, or the 1950s/early 60s in jazz. So I believe that rock music will keep on feeding from that incredibly exciting period, but it’s hard to see it being taken further. Within electronic music however, I see possibilities that there may be much to discover and create still –the idea of the “soundtrack for the movie in your mind” is almost limitless, and what may be needed is the arrival of a few truly brilliantly creative people who can take psybient electronica as far as the best classical music, like Stravinsky or Bartok. So the brightest future I believe lies in the intersection of psychedelic drugs, musical creativity, and chill-out electronica.

Whats currently on your turntable and what are you reading, Patrick?

My 5 most recently played albums are: Leonard Cohen “Greatest Hits” – the old ‘70s sampler with the beige cover –really the only Cohen album anyone needs. He was very influential and in small portions he is quite impressive. Byrds “Younger Than Yesterday” – UK stereo original. I’m writing an article that compares mono vs stereo for a bunch of classic psych LPs, and so I bought this and got the UK pressing to put a second angle on it. The old ‘60s vinyl sound is outstanding, much better than the crap CD reissues that CBS used to make. Crème Soda “Tricky Zingers” – I have a ‘ghetto blaster’ in the kitchen with a timer setting,so that it begins to play music every morning about 10 minutes before the alarm rings. This way I am basically awakened by music, and it needs to be a record that doesn’t annoy, but sounds fine in the morning. Crème Soda works pretty well, but nothing has challenged These Trails in the ‘good morning’ genre so far! Further on, Trad Gras & Stenar “Live at Gardet”, a beautiful 2-LP set released by my good friends at Subliminal Sounds with previously unreleased 1970 live tapes from this highly rated drone/krautrock band from here in Stockholm. Finally, Solar Fields “Leaving Home”, a modern psybient/downbeat masterpiece from a guy in Gothenburg who is a major name on the electronica scene—it’s like an whole album’s worth of Kraftwerk’s old headtrip “Spacelab”. As for reading, I’m currently going through Gordon Wasson’s classic work “Soma”, in which he seeks to prove that the old Indian-Vedic religion was built on ritual drug consumtion of the fly agaric mushroom. A friend of mine challenged the whole idea,so I felt I had to check up on Wasson again, as I give him support in my Psychedelia book!

As the author of the book, did you experiment a lot with hallucinogens? I found it really hard to get the stuff (LSD) in "modern society" with the emerge of so many cheap ecstasies, trips etc. What's your opinion about it?

As described in a recent issue of Shindig magazine, there was a lively psychedelic scene here in Stockholm in the late 1980s-early 90s,which I was part of. The whole thing revolved around the psychedelic artist collective known as the Lumber Island Acid Crew (“Lumber Island” is a code name for Stockholm), which consisted of 15-20 young, creative people who were dropping LSD and working in music, literature, art. It was a bit like Ken Kesey & the Merry Pranksters, except 25 years later. So being part of this group,which still sort of exists, was very important for me,both as a creative liberation, and also to break away from the unexciting suburban climate I had grown up in. In the mid-1990s I got a serious “white collar” job as a project manager, got married and had two children, and so the psychedelic adventures were put on hold for a while, although I continued with the record collecting and writing. Now in recent years I’ve been able to get back into Psychedelia again, but these days it’s more about psilocybian mushrooms and ayahuasca (yagé) than Hofmann’s old potion. I hear some people say it’s hard to find lysergics right now, probably because there isn’t any active undeground lab going, but this comes and goes. However, people could simply switch to shrooms or ayahuasca, which are just as powerful or even more powerful,and actually more or less legal in many European countries.

Where can we purchase the book?

Distribution is handled by Subliminal Sounds, who have a good global network due to their success with artists like Dungen. We’re also trying to break into the traditional book market with “Psychedelia”, not just the underground and music-related stores, but ordinary bookshops. Those familiar with the Acid Archives will be able to buy “Psychedelia” from the same places, and it should also be findable via and Those who can’t find a copy after Googling can drop a line to Subliminal Sounds, but basically the book is printed in a fairly large run and should be easy to find.

As far as it goes with new bands, what do you recommend to check out?

My knowledge of modern rock music is very sporadic and random – I often wait 5-10 years before checking a band or genre out, because I want all the hype to disappear before listening to them. So recently I’ve been checking out things like Tool, Kyuss, Queens Of The Stoneage etc that were really hot 10 years ago. As for what is going on right now, I know the electronica scene well, but in rock music I can’t tell you what 2012 bands are good until it’s 2022! As for psychedelic electronica I recommend checking out Shpongle, Tripswitch, Slack Baba, Solar Fields, Entheogenic, the Ultimae label, and several more like that.

What besides music occupies your life, Patrick?

The last two years have been all about the “Psychedelia” book, which has eaten up all my time except for when hanging out with my two young sons. Now that the book is finished I can get back to things that have been neglected a long time, like watching movies – I am a major fan of American 1970s movies and try to see everything that exists, even the most obscure ones. My sons and I are fans of international football, so we watch a lot of that, and also play FIFA 12 on the Wii console—we also play a lot of Mario Kart! One thing that I will pick up shortly is my record dealing business,which has been put on hold for more than a year. I have a web-shop/auction-site called “Renaissance Fair” where I offer rare psychedelic records and literature. It’s a lot of fun, but also requires a lot of work,even for a small-scale dealer like me. Finally, a major interest that I was happy to work into the Psychedelia book is classic modernist poetry like T S Eliot and Ezra Pound—I discovered this dazzling literature when I was 15-16 and it’s been a steady companion ever since.

Any future plans after the book gets released?

We’re going to put a lot of work and weight behind the “Psychedelia” book. I try to do something new with each book I publish,and the goal here is to reach outside the usual psych fan/collector circle, and get people from other backgrounds interested. So I expect to continue with this for several months. After that, I’m eager to get the “Renaissance Fair” website going again, and I also have a few magazine articles and reissue liner notes ready to work on. The major question is what my next book will be, and at this point I have no idea. I’d like to do something that is very visual and graphic-oriented, and maybe recycle lots of rare stuff from my psychedelic archives, but I haven’t found the precise idea yet.

You should share something psychedelic with the readers of It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine for the end of our interview...

A funny psychedelic story which never made it into the “Psychedelia” book concerns the time when Timothy Leary and his colleague Richard Alpert were flying down to Mexico where they were going to set up a psychedelic “summer camp” at a resort hotel in 1963. Alpert had a pilot license and the two fearless acidheads rented a small plane and flew it all the way from Boston down across the Mexican border, although Alpert had only just gotten his license. So it was a bumpy flight, and at one point a glass bottle of liquid Sandoz LSD that they had in their baggage broke, and the lysergic fluid ran out all over a white suit that Alpert had hit the bottle inside. It was lot of acid, and they had no other source, so for several months, Leary, Alpert and the other Harvard guys would get high by cutting small pieces of cloth from this white suit, which they chewed and swallowed. Too bad there are no photos or footage of that…

Interview made by Klemen Breznikar / 2012
© Copyright / 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #251 Nov. 25th, 2012 4 Year Anniversary Show!

Yes folks, that's right! Four years of Plastic Magic! This turned out to be one of the funnest episodes to come down the path in a while. I opened up the seldom used "call-in" phone line to have some folks call and talk with me over the air. And I may just start doing that more often. Other than that we listened to: SHIVA'S HEADBAND (1970), GIANT CRAB (1968), JANIS IAN (1967), DAVID CROSBY (1971), THE YOUNGBLOODS (1972), ARLO GUTHRIE (1967), JEFFERSON AIRPLANE (1968), CULPEPPER'S ORCHARD (1972), PAVLOV'S DOG (1975), MORLEY GRAY (1972), VANILLA FUDGE (1969), THE SHONDELLS (1966), IRON BUTTERFLY (1970),  Hear it all right cheer: podcast #251

Monday, November 19, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #250 Nov. 18th, 2012

Here 'tis folks, the incredible sounds of: WEST, BRUCE AND LAING (1972), ARS NOVA (1968), JIMMIE SPHEERIS (1975), DRAGONFLY (1970), GRAND FUNK (1972), CHASE (1971), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), JACK BRUCE (1974),  THE KIDS (1975), THE SWEET (1972), CHICAGO (1972) and much more. DOwNloAD it hEAr: podcast #250

Monday, November 12, 2012

Plastic Magic #249 Novemeber 11th, 2012

drawing by: Bennett A. Eubanks (age 5)

Yes indeed folks! Here it is! The podcast from last night's exciting episode of Plastic Magic just as it was aired over KXUA 88.3FM. We listened to: THE DRUIDS OF STONEHENGE (1968), THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970), MISTY HUSH REVIVAL (1972), THE CYRKLE (1967), THE DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING (1970), RUNT (1970), MOBY GRAPE (1969), TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS (1969), PETER GREEN (1979), CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG (1970), DOVE (1974), GENISIS (1973), THE PRETTY THINGS (1968), LOVE (1966), THE DOORS (1969), THE MOODY BLUES (1972), DAVID BOWIE (1969) and much more! Hear it all here on this pOdcASt #249!

Monday, October 29, 2012

podcast #248 The Plastic Magic Halloween Special 2012

Happy Halloween everybody out there in podcast land! This is the show that some of us (including me) look forward to more than any other. This is the big halloween spooktacular of 2012! On this one we hear spooky stories from: BORIS KARLOFF, VINCENT PRICE and WILLIAM CONRAD. And spooky music from: TEAR GAS, WHISTLIN' JACK SMITH, JOE BYRD AND THE FIELD HIPPIES, THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND, THE PENTANGLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE OYSTER CULT, THE BIG BOPPER and much more. This was a three hour show however the podcast is only two hours. I decided not to record the first hour because it was mostly the original recording on HG Wells' War Of The Worlds and it can be heard elsewhere. But here is the podcast of The Plastic Magic Halloween Special: happy halloween

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #247 Oct 21st, 2012

Well, this show turned out to be very exciting! A while back ago me (Filthy Phil) and yer Uncle Butch issued a "mix tape" challenge asking for anyone to record some of their favorite songs and sent it on cassette tape to the KXUA studio (A665 Arkansas Union, Fayetteville, AR 72701) and I would play it over the air. A long time fan and frequent caller to the Plastic Magic program, named The Lizard, took us up on that challenge...stepped up the plate...swung the bat....hit the ball. I am not going to list everything that was played on the show this this time (I was in a bicycle crash monday and broke my I'm down to one arm), but half of it (60 minute tape) was sent in by the Lizard. It is very "lo-fi" and I played it just as it is except transfered to "mono". Another very exciting thing that happened on the show on this night, which was broadcast live BTW over KXUA 88.3FM in Fayetteville, AR and also over WBCQ "Area 51" 5.110MHz shortwave from Monticello, Maine was that I conducted my first ever live over the air telephone interview with The Lizard hisself!!!! enjoy this free podcast download: podcast #247 (the lizard tapes) and get ready for Halloween!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

no live show Oct 14th

there will be no show tomorrow (oct 14) it is my son's b day and we will be doing other things....see ya on the radio next week (oct 21) when we listen to The Lizard's "mix tape"! Broadcast on both KXUA 88.3FM and WBCQ 5110KHz

Monday, October 8, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #246 Oct. 7, 2012

Another thrillride of obscure bongrock as aired over KXUA 88.3FM in Fayetteville and WBCQ 5110KHz int' shortwave: AMON DUUL II (1972), BLODWYN PIG (1970), DUST (1972), BUDGIE(1972), PODIPTO (1970), PINK FAIRIES (1971), REVIVAL (1972), THE ELECTRIC FLAG (1968), CHAPLIN HARNESS (1969), THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1968), NEIL MERRYWEATHER (1970), SMACK (1968) and much more. dOWNLoaD It heRe: podcast #246

Monday, October 1, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #245 Sept. 30th, 2012

Another exhilaratingly mellow episode of Plastic Magic just as it was aired on the cool fall night of September 30th on KXUA here in Fayetteville. We listened to the smooth kind-a prog rock-y, kind-a psychedelic sounds of: PAVLOV'S DOG (1975), FLASH (1971), CITY BOY (1977), GLASS HARP (1972), CAPTAIN BEYOND (1977),  JAMES TAYLOR AND THE ORIGINAL FLYING MACHINE  (1967), DANNY KIRWAN (1979), TRIUMVIRAT (1975),  IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY (1970), FAT CITY (1972), STARCASTLE (1976), THE FABULOUS RHINESTONES (1972), KISS (1974) and a whole lotta more! Just download it all here: podcast #245

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #244 September 23rd, 2012

Well, first of all, I say a few times during this episode that it is sept. 22nd. I was not trying to lie....just confused. If you can forgive me, we can now get on with the show. On this one I invited another old friend Richard Burnett who was somehow after all this time making his first appearance on my show. Our intention was to talk a little about the Bikes Blues and BBQ Fest that is making its way into our city this week and to play a little of Richard's new band and to talk about the line up for the event and play a little blues and southern rock music while we are at it. On this podcast you will be delighted by the sounds of: SON SEALS (1976), THE BUGS HENDERSON GROUP (1976), ERIC QUINCY TATE BAND (1975), WET WILLIE (1973), GOOSE CREEK SYMPHONY (1970), THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS (1967), JOHN LEE HOOKER (1969), THE NIGHTHAWKS (1976), BABY (1974), DAVID ALLAN COE (1977), THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1969) and much more! doWnloAD iT heaR: podcast #244

Monday, September 17, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #243 September 16th, 2012

Hey everybody out there in radioland! Here we go again with another thrill seeking rock and roll adventure! On this show we kind of go down a bit of a different path than normal. Meaning we go a little deeper into the mid to late 70's, 80's and on to present. One of the features of this one is a little history of post MC5 Detroit with: SONIC'S RENDEZVOUS BAND (1978), WAYNE KRAMER AND THE PINK FAIRIES(1978)  and THE RATIONALS (1969). But that's not all. You'll also here the sounds of: DAVID BOWIE (1976), THIN LIZZY (1976), THEE OH SEES (2011), XTC (1984), 68 COMEBACK (1998) THE OBLIVIANS (1997), THE FLAMIN' GROOVIES (1971), THE REAL KIDS (1978), THE FABULOUS POODLES (1978), SONIC YOUTH (1986), X (1983), JACK O. AND THE TENNESSEE TEARJERKERS (2004), THE STENTS (2012 ) and MONDO DRAG (2010) dOWnlOad HERe: podcast #243

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Plastic Magic back on LIVE tonight!

tonight on KXUA (if Razorback sports does not take over my time slot for a soccer game):
6pm: "mystery hour" present's The Lost Discs Radio Show (episode #280) 11th year anniversary show which was broadcast earlier this month!
7-9pm Plastic Magic (episode #243) which will be live by myself. Playing a weird mixbag of stuff tonight ranging from 60's psych to mid 70's punk to 80's new wave for no reason.
tune in 88.3FM (Fayetteville and surrounding area) and on internet at if that don't work email me

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Plastic magic podcast #242 Aug. 19th, 2012

Hey there everybody! WeIcome to the University of Arkansas all you new students you! guess this is our sort-of back to school episode. I would call it a back to school special but there's really nothing all that special about it.  All I can tell ya is you don't want to get WINSTON'S FUMPS on yer bare hands and if you every come across THE GRODECK WIPPERJENNY don't look it in the eyes! On this show we listened to mostly 60's garage rock tunes from the likes of: THE FACTORY, THE BALLOON FARM, THE TRAVEL AGENCY, VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE HARBRINGER COMPLEX, SMALL FACES, THE REMAINS, THE POETS, THE SLOTHS, MORLEY GREY, LONNIE BROOKS, LITTLE JOHN AND THE MONKS, EUCLID and much more. Download It for free podcast #242 and listen to it when you feel like it!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #241 Aug. 12, 2012

Well, I suppose this one can be the pre-back-to-school show...I suppose. We listened to the grand magical scratchy noise of: MERRYWEATHER, THE GROWING CONCERN, LINK WRAY, THE HOMBRES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE, ERIC BURDON AND WAR, C.A. QUINTET, FUNKADELIC, HIGH TIDE, PETER GREEN, EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND, GARY LEWIS AND THE PLAYBOYS and much more. Co-hosted with Butch. Aired over both KXUA and WBCQ. HeaR iT aLL: podcast #241

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #240 Aug. 5th, 2012

Well here we go folks with another hot and sweaty show from Filthy Phil and Yer Uncle Butch. On this episode of the Plastic Magic radio program we jammed to the tunes of: THE HARDY BOYS (1969), MC5 (1972), ELP (1971), McDONALD and GILES (1970), APHRODITE'S CHILD (1972), QUEEN (1973), THE STOOGES (1969), THE WHO (1967), THE RAINY DAZE (1967), CRABBY APPLETON (1970), FRANK ZAPPA and the MOTHERS of INVENTION (1971), THE FUGS (1968) and much more. doWnlOAd iT hERE: podcast #240

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #239 July 29th, 2012

Hot summertimey action from: THE PIPE DREAM (1969), COLWELL-WINFIELD BLUES BAND (1968), THE SEEDS (1966), JOSEFUS (1969), SANDY NELSON (1965), CROWBAR (1970), THE SOPWITH CAMEL (1973), THE WEST COAST POP ART EXPERIMENTAL BAND (1967), FRACTION (1971), FELT (1971), POTLIQUOR (1971) and much more. Broadcast live over KXUA 88.3FM Fayetteville and WBCQ 5110 KHz shortwave on the hot night of July 29th, 2012. DOWnlOAd iT heaR: podcast #239

Monday, July 23, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #238 July 22nd, 2012

Even though we stumbled thru a few technical glitches at the start of the program, a good night was still had! I invited my buddy and fellow music geek, Rob, to co-host. And grooved to the terrific sounds of: AUDIENCE (1971), STRING DRIVEN THING (1973), SPACE OPERA (1972), TUCKY BUZZARD (1970), BRIAN AUGER AND THE TRINITY (1968), TOAD (1970), BLOSSUM TOES (1967), THE MOODY BLUES (1967) MARY BUTTERWORTH (1968), ZEPHYR (1971), PEARLS BEFORE SWINE (1968), MOTT THE HOOPLE (1970)  nad much more including a tribute to Jon Lord of  DEEP PURPLE who passed away last week. DOWnLoAd it HEar: podcast #238

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #237 July 15th, 2012

(art by Paul Burnham / note show time is 7-9pm CST now though)

Yes indeed, a fun time was had by all (or at least me) on this sunday July (very hot July) evening. Just me (Filthy Phil) by myself on this show. And it went a little something like this over KXUA 88.3FreqMod and WBCQ 5.110 MegaCycles: THE LEATHERCOATED MINDS (1968), TOMORROW (1968), THEE OH SEES (2010), VELVET UNDERGROUND (1967), FAITH (1973), BLOODROCK (1970), BOHEMIAN VENDETTA (1968), THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME (1969), FEVER TREE (1968), CHRYSALIS (1968), THE BLACK ANGELS (2010) T REX (1972), WIND IN THE WILLOWS (1968), MANFRED MANN (1967) and much more DOwNloAD hEAR: podcast #237

Monday, July 9, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #236 July 8th, 2012

Hey Hey there peoples! On this very life changing episode of Plastic Magic we listened to the extra quality smooth sounds of: THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS (1969), IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY (1969), HARVEY MANDEL (1968), DONAVAN (1968), MORLEY GREY (1972), ARMAGEDDON (1975), BLACK OAK ARKANSAS (1972), THE APPLETREE THEATRE (1968), BLACKWELL (1970), ARGENT (1972) and much more including a sneak peek listen to local band THE MAD SPIRITS new tune! DiG iT ALL riGhT hEAR: podcast #236

Monday, July 2, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #235 July 1st, 2012

As broadcast over KXUA 88.3FM July 1st, 2012 in Fayetteville, AR.

Strange nite in some ways. Lots of technical dif's. We were supposed to be on shortwave station WBCQ but our internet feed was out.....Well, maybe not alot of dif's, but that's a big one. We had a good time! In addition to me (Filthy Phil) and Uncle Butch, we were joined by The Creeper. And we played some hot weather tunes by these hot shit bands: CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND (1968), EUCLID (1970), GIANT CRAB (1968), THE LOVIN' SPOONFUL (1968), THE ANIMALS (1968), BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY (1968), TRAFFIC (1968) and much more including an exclusive sneak peek listen to the new TY SEGALL BAND record that is not due to come  out for a few more weeks!!! dOWnlOaD it heAR: podcast #235

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #234 June 17th, 2012 Father's Day

Hey everybody out there in podcast land! Here is a kinda father's day show for ya. On this episode you can groove to these hip sounds daddy-o: BRETHREN (1971), MOBY GRAPE (1967), THE FOUNDATIONS (1969), LITTLE RICHARD (1966), CATMOTHER AND THE ALL-NIGHT NEWSBOYS (1969), ARS NOVA (1967), THE ROCKIN' RAMRODS (1965), ANDWELLA (1970), THE FRATERNITY OF MAN (1968), THE RASCALS (1969),  SWEETWATER (1971), DESMOND DEKKER AND THE ACES (1968), and much more. dIG iT heAr dADDy-o: podcast #234

Monday, June 11, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #233 June 10th 2012

Well here it is folks. This is just the way it went down over KXUA 88.3FM in Fayetteville, AR last night. On this episode of Plastic Magic we listened to: DADDY DEWDROP (1969), THE PENTANGLE (1969), HARUMI (1968), HOOKFOOT (1972), ELEPHANT'S MEMORY (1970), THE EAST SIDE KIDS (1968), CACTUS (1970), THE RASPBERRYS (1972), THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK (1967), THE MOODY BLUES (1971), and much more! dOWnloAd heAR: (free-as-always) podcast #233

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #232 June 3rd, 2012

(art by Caspian age 7)

Here is another mindboogling experiment in underground rock and roll radio. Tonight's show was broadcast live over KXUA 88.3fm (Fayetteville, AR and surrounding) and WBCQ 5.110mHz international shortwave. Co-hosted (pretty much as usual) with yer Uncle Butch. We listened to non-hit records by: THE POSSESSED (1971), MANPOWER (1969), THE KEEF HARTLEY BAND (1969), TASTE (1969), CLEAR LIGHT (1967), THE JERRY HAHN BROTHERHOOD (1970), THE ASSOCIATION (1969), THE GRATEFUL DEAD (1969), BLUE CHEER (1968), DEEP PURPLE (1970), BUCKWHEAT (1971), LEE MICHAELS (1969), SAVOY BROWN (1970), THE DOORS (1967), WIND IN THE WILLOWS (1968), THE COUNT FIVE (1966), THE BEATLES (1968) and much more! Hear it all ri'cheer: podcast #232 And as always thanks to everyone who called and emailed in tonight! It means alot to me and really makes it a blast!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #231 May 27th, 2012

Hey there peps, after two weeks not in the studio (well, actually we came in last week but got kicked off the air for a Razorback ball game...) we are back with a sorta Memorial day weekend show. On this show we tryed to reach all the creek swimmers and campers who were out in the country havin' some fun in the sun with the sounds of: PROCOL HARUM (1971), MOTHER EARTH (1968), TIM BUCKLEY (1972), BLUE OYSTER CULT (1972), THE MOON (1969), THE FROST (1969), GREAT JONES (1970), NAVASOTA (1972), THEE OH SEES (2009), NRBQ (1971), THE ESCATONES (2011), QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE (1968), NINO & APRIL (1966), THE FANTASTIC ZOO (1966) and much more. doWnlOAd iT heaR: podcast #231

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #230 May 6th, 2012

Well here we go kids. Another very unprofessional but  possibly entertaining look into the realm of obscure record collector rock music. As broadcast on the night of May 6th, 2012 on KXUA 88.3fm and over WBCQ 5.110mHz shortwave, we listened to the mindbinding sounds of: BABE RUTH (1973), SPIRIT (1970), SMACK (1968), SHIVA'S HEADBAND (1970), HIGH TIDE (1969), MASHMAKHAN (1970), CATAPILLA (1973), THE IDES OF MARCH (1970), FELT (1971), RARE BIRD (1973), THE RATS (1969) and much more. Hear it all HeRE: podcast #230
There will be no live show next sunday May 13th because of Mother's Day (so call yer mama instead). We will be back on air on KXUA and WBCQ May 20th. See ya on the radio!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Plastic Magic podcast #229 April 29th 2012

Hey everyone, on this mindbending episode of Plastic Magic you will hear the sounds of: JOE E. COVINGTON'S FAT FANDANGO (1973), THE JEFF BECK GROUP (1969), THE SHOCKING BLUE (1970), COLD BLOOD (1969), BLACK PEARL (1968), THE GOLDEN DAWN (1968), THE NICE (1968), THE MOVING SIDEWALKS (1968), DONAVAN (1973), IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY (1970), CRAZY HORSE (1971), BUBBLE PUPPY (1969) and much more! Co-hosted with Butch. dowNlOAd iT heAR:podcast #229