I’m not doing AGB Radio anymore. Instead, I’ll just be doing A Thick Mist. For those not keeping track, the arbitrary and self-enforced distinctions between the two radio shows is that AGB Radio was pre-recorded with 99% new music, 99% drone/noise/experimental/etc, and 100% digital, while A Thick Mist is recorded live with 80% not new music, 80% black metal/country blues/doom/world folk/non-music/etc, and 100% vinyl. It wasn’t always like this. AGB Radio started out being much more eclectic genre-wise and I played a decent amount of not new music.
But AGB Radio is a huge time suck for me (that Auris Apothecary episode took 5+ hours start to finish) and has become a burden. Whenever something about AGB becomes a burden, I try to change things up because I only do this because I enjoy it so it doesn’t make sense to do it if I don’t enjoy it. I’ve been having way more fun with A Thick Mist, doing a live show is more exciting, I get to use a lot of my records that I don’t normally listen to, and I get to experiment with mixing stuff together (like throwing weird spoken word stuff on top of Indian ragas). Granted, I have to wake up at 5:30 am every Wednesday morning, but at least I’m not killing any and all Sunday night plans for the rest of eternity due to AGB Radio.
So I’m cutting back to one radio show per week instead of two (which was kind of ridiculous to begin with). A Thick Mist will still air live online (91.7 FM WMWM Salem) on Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 9:00 am ET and I’ll post it here afterward just like I’ve been doing. And for the Monday morning crowd, I’ll be airing the previous week’s A Thick Mist every Monday during my usual AGB Radio time slot on BFF.fm (11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET). You can subscribe to A Thick Mist’s RSS feed here and it’s in the iTunes podcast store thing too (let me know if there are other places you’d like to see it available). The entire AGB Radio archive will be kept here, just like it always has. A Thick Mist will continue to be vinyl only for the foreseeable future but I’ll be incorporating a bit more new and droney/noisy shit, essentially trying to get back to AGB Radio’s origins while still keeping things interesting for me. And I’m hoping that with less time being spent doing AGB Radio, I’ll be able to do a little more on AGB that’s not radio-related (Q&As, giveaways, the occasional review). We’ll see.
The last AGB Radio will be this upcoming one airing on Monday, March 20, 2017.
As always, thanks for reading/listening/making.