By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
Join a young Spanish troubadour by the name of R whose soon-to-expire visa is the least of his problems as he roams the American frontier in search of love and his missing guitar. Along the way he is brutalized by aassorted post-punks and freak folks (or is that folk freaks?), kidnapped by ravers, and forced to sign a particular onerous contract by despicable industry types who plan to exploit his apparent naivité; finally young R is swept up into a Head-trip finale that makes Liquid Sky look like Romper Room. Now about that guitar....
NEXT WEEK: Mystery Date!
Playlist for Episode 44
"Rise In the Springtime" (excerpt) by Lavender Diamond, from The Cavalry of Light (Matador, 2006)
"A Compass To Get Lost" by Remate, from No Land Recordings (Acuarela, 2007)
"Bedazzled" by Bongwater, The Power of Pussy (Shimmy Disc, 1991)
"Hooves" by Bowerbirds, from Hymns for a Dark Horse (Burly Time, 2007)
"Nag Nag Nag" by Cabaret Voltaire, from The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 (Mute, 2002)
"I Sit On Acid" (12-inch mix) by Lords of Acid, from This Is The New Beat (PolyGram, 1989)
"Chances Are" by Remate, from No Land Recordings (Acuarela, 2007)
"I Know" by the Beta Band, from The Three EPs (EMI, 1991)
"In Our Talons" by Bowerbirds, from Hymns for a Dark Horse (Burly Time, 2007)
"Fall" by Remate, from No Land Recordings (Acuarela, 2007)
"Blood And Thunder" by Ultra Vivid Scene, from Rev (Chaos, 1992)
"Tube" by the Flying Lizards, from The Flying Lizards (Virgin, 1979)