We went back in time to the year 1993 to ask 75 middle-school students what they would want to hear on an Internet radio “podcast” from the year 2005. Their answers very much surprised us — Liz Phair! The Turtels! [sic] The Russian Futurists! The Answers to this Pop Quiz on Animal Farm — and we hightailed it back to 2005 to put the cooler kids’ song selections and self-written skits (!) into a fifty-five minute radio mega-mix, adding only the occasional mashup and George Michael track to make things sound adequately futuristic. So, without further ado, we present the first installment of Radio MXUT — created as part of the wonderful Tokyo-based bilingual culture magazine OK FRED‘s special guest-DJ radio-show series.
marxy — mixing, mashing, haberdashing
u.t. — co-haberdashing, female voices, Richard Nixon
Yumel doll — irony and pity, “there is no such word ‘haberdashing'”
“DMX vs. Beatles” mashup (1998) by the amazingly talented Phofo
“You Just Gotta Know My Mind” written by Donovan
Merci à Audrey et Yoshi (et Jean)! And thank you to the 7th graders of Mrs. Bates’ English class — go Dragons!
(Roboko R.I.P. b. 2173 — d. 2005)