Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Duke of Ook

I’ve been working over some old old old tapes of radio shows, recorded while I was on sabbatical at Stanford in 1979-80. I mentioned KFAT a few days ago, and this wonderful bit of station-break madness came up last night: Alan Seidler, aka The Duke of Ook [1:35], from long before there was an Oook, or anyhow before I’d discovered the alter ego that inhabits me, or vice versa. I’ve had The Duke’s record since it first ummmmm emerged in the mid-1970s, on Blue Goose Records. It’s a Cult Classic, long out of print but maybe gonna be re-released real soon now.

links for 2007-02-13

links for 2007-02-10

  • “…does not directly answer questions about Proust but rather provides textual and visual occasions for experiencing À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time). Specifically, it is built on the recurring motif of the church…”
  • from Texas A&M, “An online index to historical and critical items about science fiction, fantasy and horror”
    (tags: scifi Writing)
  • OMSFG! I loved KFAT during my Bay Area sabbatical year 1979-80, and it’s sort of back: “KFAT is the only dead radio station you can listen to on your computer. It doesn’t even smell up your speakers – not too badly, anyhow. “
    (tags: radio musics whoa)