Movie of the Week

Most Randophonic programs conclude with what we call a Movie of the Week (M.O.W.), an interruption free almost hour long set of music and/or noise that pursues a common theme, or as the host puts it, “A movie without pictures, just close your eyes and let the soundtrack take you somewhere you’ve never been.”

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It can be as simple as playing a particularly unified album in its entirety, or a mixed set of a particular artist’s work. It can be as open ended as an old mixtape recently found in a drawer with no accompanying track or artist info, but which nevertheless has a great flow, so it makes for a cool mystery. And almost every great movie is a mystery at heart.

A typical M.O.W. starts at 1am (Pacific Time) and eventually winds down just before 2am. But sometimes we shake things up. Sometimes we’ll go longer if the theme demands it. Sometimes a movie will take up an entire three hour program. Whatever is necessary.

Our current focus is what we’re calling The Research Stuff, the plan being for forty-nine movies, each forty-nine minutes long, featuring no particular artist, working no particular theme, pursuing no particular agenda beyond boldly going … who knows? Or as Werner Von Braun once put it, “Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” And we definitely have no idea where all this will take us.

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And no, Werner’s not one of our heroes. We just like the quote.