Radio MXUT Vol. 1 - Slam, Jump, Stand


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)

W. David MARX (Marxy)
August 19, 2005

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

7 Responses

  1. Josh Says:

    UT? As in, the killer all-female 80’s no wave band?? Or is there a different one?

  2. marxy Says:

    u.t. = utako from Kiiiiiii

  3. Sameer Says:

    Well, when I hear “early ’90s” plus “UT”, my thoughts turn inexorably to this

  4. graham Says:

    Forgot to mention I enjoyed the mix very much. Especially u.t. as RMN!

  5. Sameer Says:

    Yes, I liked Nixon’s plaintive comment about the weather.

  6. marxy Says:

    Nixon was like that.

  7. nate Says:

    I can’t say I expected “flower” when you said liz phair. good show.