The Final Countdown* is Randophonic’s longest and, if we’re doing it right, most relevant countdown yet – the end of result of a rather convoluted process that’s still evolving: the 1297 Greatest Records of All Time right now right here. Whatever that means. What it means is over a year of radio if all goes to plan, and when has that ever happened?
Installment #15 of The Final Countdown* went like this.
1007. Regular Fries – Mars Hotel
1006. Audio Active – Electric Bombardment
1005. Love – between Clark + Hilldale
1004. Luther Wright + The Wrongs – goodbye blue skies
1003. Scissor Sisters – comfortably numb
1002. Bill Nelson – hope for the heartbeat
1001. Negativland – the perfect cut [piece of meat]
1000. Addrisi Bros – we’ve got to get it on again
999. John Cale – The Soul of Carmen Miranda
998. Bo Hansson – flight to the ford
997. Pavement – Stereo
996. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – Miserere alla storia
995. Dominic Frontiere – film caravan [Stunt Man]
994. The Bees – Angryman
993. Focus – Hamburger [birth + concerto]
992. Tarwater – all the ants left Paris
991. Yello – reverse lion + downtown samba
990. Tribal Drift – Ants
989. Nancy + Lee – you’ve lost that loving feeling
Randophonic airs pretty much every Saturday night, starting 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and/or download options usually available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.
The tenth of a planned forty-nine movies, each forty-nine minutes long, featuring no particular artist, theme or 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.
10. Gargoyles + Monsters
Bill Nelson – the door, the mirror, candelabra + gargoyles
Faust – meer
Bo Hansson – waiting [part 2]
Bo Hansson – the city [sax groove]
Osamu Kitajima – benzaiten [reprise]
The The – icing up 
Brian Eno + David Byrne – mea culpa
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – as above so below
Allman Brothers – stormy [fragment]
Mott the Hoople – El Camino [fragment]
Mushroom – I had a dream, there were clouds in my coffee
The Boy Lucas – there are great monsters going past
James – pressure’s on
Further installments of the Research Series will air most Sundays at approximately 1am (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options usually available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook page.
This continues to be Randophonic’s main focus, our overlong yet incomplete history of the so-called Prog Rock era (presented in countdown form) – 661 records from 1965 through 1979 with which we hope to do justice to a strange and ambitious time indeed, musically speaking.
Part eleven of the journey went as follows:
Frank Zappa – peaches in regalia
Mothers of Invention – dog breath in the year of the plague
Led Zeppelin – friends
Bo Hansson – the sun [parallel or 90 degrees]
Chicago – a hit by Varese
Chicago- dialogue [part-2]
Pink Floyd – take up thy stethoscope and walk
Pink Floyd – biding my time
Khan – Space Shanty
Khan- hollow stone [including Escape of the Space Pirates]
Yes – madrigal
Genesis – a trick of the tail
Genesis – entangled
Genesis – Fountain of Salmacis
Shawn Phillips – She was waiting for her mother at the station in Torino …
Shawn Phillips – whaz’ zat [etc]
Fresh episodes air pretty much every Saturday night, starting 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours via our Facebook.
Also known as as the 661 Greatest Records of the so-called Prog Rock era, the Solid Time of Change is Randophonic’s current countdown project — an overlong yet incomplete history of whatever the hell happened between 1965 and 1979 – not in all music, not even in most of it, but definitely in a bunch of it.
What is Prog Rock? Is it different somehow from progressive rock, or for that matter, rock that merely progresses? These may seem like simple questions, but they are in fact doors that open unto some of the most complex enigmas of our time, which are best resolved by actually listening to the radio shows.
Part five of our journey went as follows:
Yes – every little thing
Yes – I see you
Yes – no opportunity necessary no experience required
Traffic – 40,000 Headmen
David Bowie – memory of a free festival
Renaissance – a trip to the fair
Supertramp – Rudy
Camel – first light
Genesis – horizons
Genesis – Can Utility and the Coastliners
Cat Stevens – Angelsea
Pink Floyd – Sysyphus
Pink Floyd – + Cirrus 
Pink Floyd – pigs [three different ones]
Melodic Energy Commission – song of the Delatron revises the scene
Bo Hansson – divided thoughts [attic reality]
Bo Hansson – flight to the ford
Solid Time of Change #6 airs Saturday, June 11th at 11 pm (Pacific time) c/o CiTR.FM.101.9, with streaming and download options available within twenty-four hours.