Ep 130: "Party Out of Bounds"

Dax Pierson is a founding member of Subtle, that rolling onslaught of experimental prog and rap that was, dare I say, the most exciting Bay Area band of the 2000s. An auto accident while Subtle was on tour in 2005 left Dax paralyzed, and last year he released his solo debut Live in Oakland on Ratskin Records (bandcamp), which finds his nimble, complex and challenging creativity undiminished.

From the Dept. of Defund and Abolish the Police:

Helpful hints for crafting your own letter:

  • Lay out your expectations and your terms! Could be one thing, could be more detailed;
  • Don't self-moderate your asks based on what you you think they'll be amenable to-- expand their conception of what they need to do in order to maintain your support;
  • Frame your demands as an explicit electoral threat, e.g.: "I will be basing my support for your future candidacy on the progress you make on this issue."
  • Don't necessarily tip your hand in the subject line, I've been using "Constituent Request re: Police Department". Staff keep tallies of emails for and against different issues, but you want them to read your words.

Episode title is from the B-52's song "Party Out of Bounds".

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  1. Party Out of Bounds by The B-52's on Wild Planet (Warner Bros.)
  2. Break
  3. True Fuschnick by FU-Schnickens on F.U. Don't Take It Personal (Jive)
  4. The Prime Element by Elvin Jones on At This Point in Time (Blue Note)
  5. El Fin Del Mundo by bam!bam! on NAILS (self-released)
  6. Krafteno by Dax Pierson on Live in Oakland (Ratskin Records)
  7. A Snap of the Neck by Dax Pierson on Live in Oakland (Ratskin Records)
  8. Centaurus by The Balmer Series on Sublimatum
  9. Mooncrab and the Suncat by Cheflee on Water for the Town v.2 (SMARTBOMB)
  10. Break
  11. Heaven Must Have Sent You (12" Version) by Bonnie Pointer (Motown)
  12. On Boundaries by Samplelov on As You Are
  13. Is an Island by Mahawam on Is an Island (Molly House Records)
  14. Health Care Suite by David Castillo on The Suite Life
  15. Silence by Galore on Galore (Rocks in Your Head Records)
  16. Walnut by Moon on Phases
  17. Vitamin C by Alleyes Manifest feat. Bryson Wallace
  18. Zyprexa by Buzzed Lightbeer
  19. JuJu by Wayne Shorter on JuJu (Blue Note)
  20. Oakland Vive y Llora by Deseos Primitivos on Deseos Primitivos
  21. Juggalos vs. Nazis by 2 Lazy Boys on The Recline of Western Civilization
  22. Nosebleed by Sarah Coolidge on Sports Fan (Coppermouth Records)
  23. Nuns Having Fun by The Gonks on Five Things You Didn't Know About The Gonks (Rocks In Your Head Records)
  24. STARS**** by Buddy Junior on Sounds from Inside: Vol. 1 (Shut-In Records)
  25. Not My Loneliness, But Ours by Topographies on Not My Loneliness, But Ours
  26. Lost the World by The Customers on Flooded EP
  27. Pilot Light by Sour Widows on Sour Widows (Big Girls Bedroom)
  28. Still Green by Curling on Definitely Band (Coppermouth Records)
  29. I Dove in the Ocean by Fantasy Spiders on Fantasy Spiders
  30. Decolonize by Dès Vu
  31. Help on the Way by The Grateful Dead on 9/28/75 San Francisco
  32. Face of the Earth by MX-80 Sound on Crowd Control
  33. Wrong Answer by Cindy on Free Advice (Live Demos)
  34. Down Down Gently by The Younger Lovers on 4/4 Kick... and let the beat ride! (Southpaw)
  35. Blasphemous Rumors by Depeche Mode on Some Great Reward (Mute Records)