Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A really great old Radio-4 program here about "The Lincolnshire Poacher" Numbers Station. Some really terrific (and pretty fucking spooky-sounding!) archive recordings, featuring a guest-appearance from Akin Fernandez, curator of "The Conet Project".

Jeez: I remember sending an Orchestra of Doom demo to Akin back in the mid-90s.

He faxed us back but didn't bite lol.

Also remember hearing these on the radio when I was a kid back in the 60s and being completely baffled - weird glockenspiel chimes or an odd musical fanfare followed by streams of numbers or repeated words in a foreign language thru a smear of static. Still makes me kinda shiver.


At 5:44 pm, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

A new and unfamiliar numbers station is glistening off the ionosphere.

MI6: "Is that King Saul Boulevard? It sounds like King Saul Boulevard."

Mossad: "Is that Fort Meade? It sounds like Fort Meade."

NSA: "Is that the Third Department? It sounds like the Third Department."

PLA: "Is that the Limberthighs? It sounds like the Limberthighs."

Qi Gong Resistance Front: "Is that the Potato Drinkers? It sounds like the Potato Drinkers."

NKVD: "Is that the Czech Free Cellists? It sounds like the Czech Free Cellists."

Captain Beefheart Fanclub (Prague Chapter): "Is that the Brits? It sounds like the Brits."

SETI: "Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck"

At 11:56 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

Jings! I wanna join The Potato Drinkers and the Czech Free Cellists?

By cellists, you mean people who play the cello, don't you?

At 1:10 am, Blogger Fritz Bogott said...

Yes, cello players. There was also a violent resistance movement called the Czech Freecellists composed of militant Freecell players.

At 7:20 pm, Blogger I am not Kek-w said...

"militant Freecell players" - LOL!


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