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All Mixed Up ~ The Pacifica Network ~  Peter Bochan

Letters from Listeners
We thought you might like to see some of the letters we've received.
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Date: March 1, 2018
From: Diane Huot
Subject: Program at 3:30 3/1


I love WPKN!
 I happen to be listening to your program this afternoon and heard anti gun songs
and the words of some who have been a part of the shootings of the last couple of decades.
What was this?  It was very interesting.  I think more people should hear this.



Date: February 23, 2018

From:  Paul Vineyard

I stumbled across your Wednesday (21 Feb) show on WGDR
and am listening to it again this morning (post Parkland City shooting compilation).

Absolutely brilliant

Thanks for the mix – I’m now a fan and wish you all future success

Soldier on and increase the good - p

From: Tim DeRoche

Sent: Feb 6, 2018 1:14 PM


Subject: Huck Finn on the LA River

Hi Peter,

I saw on NetGalley that you had downloaded a copy of my book The Ballad of Huck & Miguel,
and it led me down the rabbit hole to your wonderful show.
 How have I not heard about it before?  I wish we had something like All Mixed Up in Los Angeles.

I'd be pleased to send you an advance copy if you're interested in holding the hardcover in your hands.  (It's how I prefer to read.)

In any case, thank you for your interest...

Tim DeRoche

Date: 1/18/2018
From: Eileen Berglund


I’m inquiring about your show on Muscle Shoals, broadcasted on 89.5 fm January 18, 2018.
Is there a list of the songs played?

Thank you,

Eileen Berglund

Date: January 15, 2018
Fari Bradley

just to say I'm really enjoying your radio show, the songs and the clips in between.

Hallo from Greenwich.

 London where time starts!

 Fari Bradley

From: Merry Neisner

To: Peter

Date: 1/14/2018

Subject: New Year’s Eve

Hi Peter,

I missed your Shortcut a few weeks ago.   Two weeks seem like an eternity these days.
 In fact, 2017 was more like very very shortcut.  Where can I find the show?

Best for the New Year,

 Merry Neisner

From: jerry kirschner
Subject: Re: Shortcut Through 2017
Date: January 1, 2018 at 7:41:11 PM EST
To: Peter Bochan <>

Hi Peter,

Whenever I listen to one of your Shortcuts broadcast my reaction is exactly the same:
I'm transfixed, mesmerized, and my breath is taken away by your remarkable ability to perfectly capture the essence of the year that just passed.
 I'm also amazed at your ability to achieve a much more accurate and representative snapshot of the year
 than the cable and broadcast networks working with audio alone while they have thousands of hours of video at their fingertips.

Last night, I tuned into WBAI at about 12:15 am and heard what sounded like Shortcuts.
  Did last night's broadcast run longer than the 1 hour version posted on the PRX website? Is that segment available online as well?

Thanks again for creating this remarkable and brilliant time capsule!



 Date: January 2, 2018

From: Stephen Hendrickson

Shortcuts ‘17

Dear Peter, a very Happy New Year to you and the family....


Your Shortcuts '17 was the Best Ever!  We just loved it, it seems even the sound is expanded, 3 dimensional, immersive.
 And the end with Tom Petty and then your mother, dissolved me.  Just a great job, as ever.

Have you seen SHAPE OF WATER, and PHANTOM THREAD?  Both excellent. 
Artist made pictures,  committed, determined, unafraid to be weird or possibly unlikeable.

See you in the New Year I hope.



From: Chris Rubio

Date: December 31, 2017

Shortcuts 40th Anniversary 

Well, for me, anyway,

Peter, as 2017 draws to a close and I prepare to listen to Shortcuts (must wait till 11pm PST) -
I wanted to write to thank you again for your work over the years. 
As I’ve said, New Years with my father, WBAI and Shortcuts are some of the fondest memories I keep of my dad.

I also wanted to extend my deepest condolences to you on the loss of your mother this year. 
There just aren’t any words, but know that there’s a total stranger out here sending you positives thoughts.  Anyway.

Onward —


Chris Rubeo

From: Rob Kaplow




 I wish I could share your SHORTCUT THROUGH 2017 with a roomful of students,
 but I must be content just to enjoy it myself.  I loved it. 
The Frankenstein metaphor at the beginning was the perfect way to capture the year.  "No good!"
 I had never heard the "Man in the Tin Foil Hat" song--and it was worth hearing. 
And speaking of Donald Fagen, I was glad to hear Walter Becker making a prominent spot in the obituaries
--and "God Whackers" was the perfect underscoring for his tribute.
Whole show was poignant, frightening, and memorable. 

Terrific job.


Peter:  Just listened to the bonus hour of the 2017 shortcut. 
Wonderful, moving stuff--an hour-long dissertation on race and hatred. 
Terrific and genuinely thought-provoking

From: SNAG Editor <>
Subject: Appreciative Listener
Date: December 8, 2017 at 8:46:29 AM EST

(Season’s) Greetings Peter,

As stated in the subject heading, I am an appreciative listener of your “All Mixed Up” program on WPKN.
Indeed, I am the notorious “Suzanne  from Bethel” who contributed to the fund drive yesterday with the comment “I love Peter’s mind.”
I am glad you had fun with that comment on air, making it seem like I was intellectually lewd (which I am!).
 In any case, I told the lady who took my contribution other things besides,
including that I was in awe of the expansiveness of your mind
and easy familiarity with material in the areas of music, film, comedy, current events, political history, etc. 

As an aside, I went to your website for the first time after I made my pledge and learned that you were Albanian (super cool in my book, since I am of Macedonian stock).
Also, you get extra credit for ending the show yesterday with ELO’s "Do You, Do You…,” since it has been a core favorite since my adolescence. 
All of this is to say that I’m grateful that you are on the air, messing with other people’s minds, including my own...

With thanks and regards,
From: Richard Wheed <>
Subject: WOW. . . just wow
Date: December 7, 2017 at 2:20:28 PM EST
To: Peter Bochan <>


Your radio broadcasts are so dishonest that it is embarrassing to listen to them. 
Your anti-Trump rants are completely humorous, misguided and false.
Your continued worshipping of Obama is also somewhat disturbing.

You could not come off anymore clueless with what you think are clever compositions. 
It sounds like you think you have a unique talent by editing things together to promote your ridiculously bias view . . .
. . it is nothing more than childish and unprofessional.

Shame on you for your dishonest discourse.


From: George Lange
Nov 8, 2017, at 2:34 PM

I heard your show this past Saturday on a long drive in Houston on SiriusXM via PRX
I was totally blown away.  Do you know what episode they were playing??  It had a bunch of Springsteen at the end.

I love sound. When I was a student at RISD, I used to record everything to create soundtracks for my work. 
The audio was always more interesting than the pictures. 
I realized that people would have conversations with me that they would not have with each other.
Even my parents - who had an amazing marriage - would talk to me and tell me things differently than they would to each other.
 I would then edit conversations together that would have never taken place.

My current work is shifting from pseudo school of Annie Leibovitz (who I assisted for a year) to my own work/voice.
 Finding myself leaning again much more on my love of audio.  So kind of crazy I discover you at the same time.

Curious where you are at now.  I have some projects it would be so interesting to see if you would be interested in working on...

... A bit embarrassed I am only getting to you now - but am totally blown away with your work.
 PRX wrote back to me - and program that was on last weekend was Shortcut Through 2011 - lots of Jungleland near the end.

On another note - do you know Joe Frank - who used to do his shows for KCRW in Santa Monica??
 One of my favorite bands incorporated his work ( I know...very different from yours) in this cut

Is it possible to buy the 25th anniversary download still??

Thanks so much for your shows -they are a amazing gift.
Hope our paths cross one day soon.



From: James Land
Sent: Nov 30, 2017 1:04 PM
To: ""
Subject: Re: Band and song

Hi Peter, last week I heard a song with a girl singer and some real nice harmonies but frustrated who it was on PKN.
I can tell you it was playing beside Nada Surf and Lumineers but she sounded more like Stevie Nicks
 kind of Fleetwood Mac sound with others on the song.

Hope you can solve my mystery…Jimmy

Date: September 29, 2016
From: ernst
Subject: mixedup excellence

greetings Peter - 
quick note complimenting you on your razor-sharp editing skills
& metaphysical focus on the related aspects of so many
 'what may not seem to be connected' 
metaphysical  aspects of reality.  
i appreciate & applaud your sensibility(ies).
keep up the great work.

best regards,


Date: July 6, 2016
From: Charles Damga
Subject: Love your enchanting work

Dear Peter

I remember an amazing show, on WBAI-
I think it may have been the night or the anniversary of the night Elvis died, that you magically put together.
It combined early Elvis interviews, tragically broken female fans giving heart-felt  reminiscences,
Carl Perkins(?) singing a slowed-down version of the Elvis tune "Don't be Cruel"
 and many other rather obscure tapes and recordings of E.Presley that seemed to play all night.
What a triumph of radio. We talked about it for days afterwards.
We all seemed to have found it that night. I still need to know who sang that slow version of Don't Be Cruel.
You did a masterful job.
Months later my car, which was habitually parked in the west 60's and 70's (alternate side parking) was broken into
and all they took was my car stereo and a box full of my BAI recordings of your  Shortcuts shows, Steve Post's wry Rm 101 and Irsay's maniac shows.
My friends all said thank god they never got your prerecorded R&R tapes but i would have given them up for the treasures from WBAI.
The thieves stole my treasure.
You have always meant a lot to me and my brighter friends and i am glad to see that you still going strong.
Loved the Bowie tribute, especially Bowie interviewing Bowie.
So glad you are still on BAI.

Your devoted admirer,

P.S. You have a wonderful voice, have you ever thought about ...

anyway thank you for all the joy, mixed-up and short-cut, that your artistry has brought to all of us,
especially when lying in bed in a rehab center.

July 5, 2016
From: Shelley Salamensky
Subject: Playlist from tonight (4th of July)?


I'm wondering how to find a playlist from this night's show,
It was wonderful!
 I heard it on the way home from a highly jingoistic fireworks/music extravaganza.
 It was a great antidote.which was tremendous.

Thank you!!
Best wishes,


Date: Mar 17, 2016 
From: Michael Iorio
Subject: George Martin Tribute

Dear Peter...what a wonderful gift to your listeners!
Such a well structured, historical view of the many songs
which showcased the genius of Sir George Martin.

Many thanks....

Michael Iorio, New York

Date: Mar 16, 2016 
From: Ken Ytuarte
Subject: George Martin Tribute

Peter--was a giant fan 20/30 years ago via WBAI but lost my way.
 rediscovered you thru WGXC.

Just heard the George Maritn/Beatles piece.

how can I acquire copies?


Catskill NY

PS: born on a mountain top in Queens

Date: Jan 26, 2016
From: Shane Patrice
Subject: Great show, 1st time hearing it

Wow, What a find. Your show is a bit of comforting genius.
Haven't heard a show this good in years.

Thousands of thanks for putting this work together and sharing it.

A grateful listener Shane, a lady despite the name

Date: January 14, 2016
 From: Dave Landau
Subject: David Bowie-All Mixed Up


listening to Bowie All Mixed Up - just great!
 I see you haven't lost your touch. 
Wasn't really familiar with his later stuff - never gonna get old - what a fantastic track! 


Date: January 12, 2016
From: Robert Kaplow
Subject: Ground Control to Major Bowes

Listened to your Bowie tribute on ALL MIXED UP last night--
a terrific two hours:moody and heartfelt.

all best,


Date: January 07, 2016

Subject: Jim Fouratt says:

Peter Bochan is my absolute favorite radio voice .
His All Mixed Up has always been a must hear for me .
A collage of sound that is a reality check on the world we live in ..
on this site you can find some of his programs
Here is some of the content in the hour long program ...

A Shortcut Through 2015

and here is a list of the stations across the universe
 that have the good taste to program Peter Bochan

Will someone please nominate this artist for MacArthur Fellowship?


Date: January 1, 2016
From:Mary J
Subject: A Shortcut through 2015
"Thank you for another great piece! It gets me through every year change.
 The shortcuts are always healing in a way,
perhaps the introspective piece keeps my anxiety away.
It's a yearly favorite now!

 -random listener"

Date: January 1, 2016
From: Harry Minot

As each year *seems* to end Peter Bochan creates an audio depiction and deconstruction of it.
The push and pull of countless egos, conflicts and judgments, remembrances and regrets...
all of these become the threads in the tapestry he creates.
And even if you regard all of our temporal realm as an elaborate fiction
 you may enjoy the moments you spend listening to it.

Date: December 10, 2015
From: David

December Playlists
Thanks for the great music! 
Has the December play lists been posted yet?

It is the play list that included the the Faces Rear Skid?,
Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking, John Lennon Bless You etc.

What a wonderful set paying homage to Bobby Keyes, Ian McLagin, John Lennon and others.
Thanks again for all the great shows!
Happy Holidays,


September 29,  2015
From: Sanda Aronson
Subject: Listening to show - this time I'm remembering to email

Good morning, Peter,

   Last week, I got distracted before I could say, I hear you.  For years. 
Wrote you c/o the station many years ago.
I like the new time slot: after working in my studio, I’m listening while having breakfast.
Interrupting same to say: Kurt Vonnegut Jr. does it with words, you with sound
and I do it with visual
images - a way of seeing/commenting/reorganizing the world.  

    I hear you.  Bravo.

    I’ve been enjoying your end year roundups for a long long time, too.

Sanda Aronson

Date: January 2, 2014
From: Janet Nelson

Loving the show today. Amazing amount of work you put into your shows!! Thank you!!


Date: Dec 31, 2013

via Facebook

From: Harvey Leeds

Fun for the ears! Peter is a master at summing up the year in audio! Collect them all! The Best!

From: Christina Karen Longo

Peter Bochan's 'year in review' is an annual New Years tradition for me.
If you have never heard the award winning show, listen below to the most unique and best produced of the genre.

From: Ben Fentington

Peter Bochan's always stunning annual year-end review in sound.

From: David Art

Date: Dec 31, 2013

My Dad would come home from teaching at the state college
and after taking a shower he would take his emergency radio
 and retire to the living room until dinner time to listen to WBAI.
I only had a passing interest in what he was listening to until one New Years Eve.
I was getting ready for the evening festivities and my Dad had the radio playing
 when shortcut through 1987 came on.
I don't know if I even made it to the party
but I do know you program has been a part of my life ever since...
thank you Peter Bochan.

From: TK
Subject: Premium?
Date: Dec 2, 2013 11:21 PM
Hi Peter-
 It's good to see the website alive again! A month ago I started to pledge to wbai & order your $50 thumb drive
 that I think was called 'The Best of WBAI'.

 I was a bit short of money so I put it off until today. Now I don't see it offered anymore.
Am I too late to get it?
Thanks (for all you do), Tom

From: : "Toni Amato" 
To:  <>
Subject: Your music compilations!
Date: Dec 2, 2013 12:18 PM
Mr. Bochan,
My husband and I try to always listen to your radio segment on WBAI. 
Unfortunately, since you were switched to Mondays I haven't been able to listen to you since I work in a pre-k class. Your music compilations are wonderful,they are what I would love to mix together if I had the talent. Do you sell your mixed CDs? And where...I would love to buy them. Also, selfishly,I wish you had a daily show!!! Sincerely, Toni M Amato
Sent from my iPhone

From: maud guilfoyle 
Subject: Home on today's show
Date: November 25, 2013 12:29:22 PM EST
To: ""

Hello, loved the home shortcut.
Is it available?
Thank you,
Maud Guilfoyle

 From: Jill   
Date: Friday, November 22, 2013
Subject: Peter Boshan's (sp?) A Shortcut Back To Dallas
Sent: Friday, 11/22/2013 5:02 PM
A Shortcut Back To Dallas was a masterpiece.
 My God, please let Mr. Boshan know
that for this woman who was a little to young to have been there,
 I felt like I was today.

 Bravo.  And thank you.

From: Lizcampanilepr

Subject: All Mixed Up -11/18/13
Date: November 20, 2013 3:57:58 PM EST

 I really enjoyed listening to the program not just for CJ's but the historical pieces etc -
 that's what I always loved about radio that is lacking very much these days.
thanks so much!

Sent: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:37 am
Subject: what was that tune? -- Monday Nov 18 2013

Dear Peter 
what was the name of the tune you played about 20 minutes ago?
it sounded like the Beach Boys
The refrain, repeated throughout  was "hey ma ma ma ma ma…"
Mary Jamison
Bayside NY

From: michael iorio
Subject: Do you have playlist
Date: November 17, 2013 8:50:30 PM EST
To: <>

Peter...WPKN show on Nov. 7...
can you share the playlist from the first portion of the show up to the break after the ukulele spots?
Always a great show...WBAI long time member.  Were you at Vibes? I saw the PKN booth...
glad you are still connected to old BAI...looking forward to the year end show!
 Best wishes...Michael Iorio

From:"kurt wedel"
To: <>
Subject: 3/18/06 program
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006

Hello-I'm a listener from st pete florida.
After listening to last saturdays show I had to listen to it again.It was very good .
Tampa has WMNF that is similar and I'm a long time contributor.
Such deep human contact without commercialism over time has quite a effect on objectivity.
I will definitely contribute more for your shows continuation.

From: Becky Archibald
Subject: Moody and mixed up composer/pianist...

Hi Peter,
I found you through the Indie Bible, and enjoyed your cool site.
  I'd love for you to hear my music and consider it for your show. 
Please let me know where to send a CD.

Becky Archibald

From: Alison Kruse
Subject: Cantaloupe song
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006

I'm looking for a song I used to hear on the radio about 25 years ago...

It went like this:

"Well, I hate to get melon-cauliflower, but we cantaloupe tonight
Honeydew you love me too...."

(and the rest of it was all fruits and veggies too)

I thought it was called the  Cantaloupe Song, but I haven't been able to locate it.

Ever hear of it?


Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006
From: Andrea T
Subject: From England

Dear Peter,

You Rock!!!

Andrea & Richard

Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006
From: Nellie Bright
Subject: I do not want what I have not got...

Hi Peter,

Great show.

I went to the website, yours and WBAI,
couldn't find
the songs you played from today, Saturday, March 11th,

I am specifically wanting to know who was the artist
for "I do not want what I have not got..."  Also, if I
can buy the record... if you know where?

I loved that song and the artist... so much acceptance
with sadness...

Hope to hear from you.


From: "Debbie"
To: <>
Subject: Richard belzer is an idiot
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 06:48:03 -0800

This is the very first response I have ever written in my entire 39 years. Richard Belzer is an idiot.
What is it about actors that gives them this attitude of knowledge?
I joined the service in 1984 and would join again. I may have to before this third world war is over.
Of course, Richard Belzer would'nt because it is he who has no true understanding of his place in the universe.
Completely self serving (even supporting charities is a way of patting yourself on the back), most celebrities have sacrificed, but for themselves, not others.
 I place NO confidence in his twenty newspaper reading ability if all he reads is what he chooses to read.
  The results of U.S. military actions will only truly be known years in the future and cannot be guaged by pundits and celebrities.
 Ronald Reagan was a LEADER. That fact is what made him great.
 Of course he was called an idiot just like George Bush.
So now I say " Richard Belzer is an idiot!
" Knowing full well that twenty years from now I could be proven completely wrong ( I wont be, of course ),
 but I would rather be on the side of courage and fortitute than on the side of defeatism and fear. 
Absolutely sincerely
   Stefan Meeder

Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 08:09:47 -0500
Subject: Food List
From: cheryl noll
To: <>

I've got a good song for your food list.
Sweet Kentucky Ham by Dave Frischburg.
Cheryl Kirk Noll

Illustrations to take you to other times and places

From: David Flaherty
Subject: Kudo's!
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006

I heard you on wbai the other day
and it's been awhile since I've listened
 and  what can I say...
great stuff!


D A V I D   F L A H E R T Y

Subject: Peter's Pipeline

Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005

Dear Peter
I just wanted to compliment you
on your wonderful lists of food and Elvis ditties,

it is terrific!
All the best
David Shea
in Spain

From: "Susan Calvert"
To: <>
Subject: Thank you.
Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 19:00:29 -0400

Dear Peter Bochan;
I am a huge fan.  Listening to your music today and last week is soothing. 
Music helps to make sense of these events down there in New Orleans.
Thank you for your work.  You rock!!

 From: "Meri Axinn"
Subject: copy of show 9/3/2005
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 21:44:55 -0400

We appreciate "All Mixed Up" every week.This one in particular struck a chord - we would like of a copy of today's show.
Thank you for the reminder to donate to the American Red Cross.
This is a very sad, despicable event that has happened.
 It reveals to the world what many of us in this country already know; hopefully the powers will shift, a phoenix from the ashes.
Our prayers are with all of those suffering.
Thanks for a powerful message today.
Meri and Michael

Subject:  All Mixed Up -The iTunes Alternative:
 A Transistor Radio Update

Peter ... I still don't know how I feel about the results of Petra's challenge,
but M. Ward has made a masterful album.

Are your broadcast archived anywhere?

 What I think is the critical problem facing most music lovers is
 how to wade though the 35,000 cds released each year in the US alone ..
most are sh*t .. but than again everyone is entitled to their own s**t.

 All Mixed Up functions for me as one of my trusted filters and I am grateful that you still care
 and are so eclectically creative in your programming,


jim fouratt

Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2005 18:44:29 EST
Subject: Help me


You are great.  Love your show.  I need to know who this Madeleine Parou(sp) is?  I LOVe her voice.
 I need to know all I can about her.  She is sensational.  Did you say she is preforming somewhere in the city soon.
Please give me all the information you can on her.
 If you have tickets to hear her that would be nice but the info is enough.  I need her CD.

Many Thanks,

From: "Jeffrey Abramson"
To: <>
Subject: last Saturday's program 


I came across your program this past Saturday as I was biking from Manhattan
to Northern Jersey.  It was an amazing production that had me so involved
that I made it to my destination in record time (I couldn't feel the burn in my legs).

Listen, I don't know if you know much about Gen Art - but we do all sorts of
events to showcase emerging artists in film, fashion, art and music and I
definitely could see somewhere down the line making use of one of your
programs as an art installation of sorts...

Anyway - thanks for making my evening Saturday.


Film Division Director
Gen Art (

Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:52:03 -0400
From: Mary Stuart
Subject: Your Show on 7/24/04


i was wondering if it is possible to get a CD of the show you did on Saturday, 7/24/04.
 it was simply amazing, and i want to buy the cd of it, if possible.
 please let me know how i can go about obtaining one.

thanks sooo much,

you have an incredibly fantastic show!  
great work!

mary stuart

To: "''"
Subject: thanks for the show
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 12:39:59 -0400

I haven't listened regularly to a radio show for many years.
You do a tremendous, inventive job and I tune in every week. Thanks very much.
I particularly loved the July 3 show and am off to find Kris Delmhorst and Sis Cunningham.

Check out Overlord, a band based in Philadelphia (
Essentially one guy, George Pasles, who I think would prefer to do it all --
the white Prince -- but who obviously has to have a band when he plays live.
They just played Meow Mix and will play here again at the end of the month.
The albums are nearly all Pasles playing everything. Just great.

Thanks again,
Coco McPherson

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 22:25:25 -0700
From: Penelope Houston
Subject: History detectives...

Hello Peter Bochan,

Are you the DJ and the Musical Director for HD?
I couldn't believe hearing Nick Cave's "Red Right Hand" while watching PBS.
But I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. Now I'm watching the show just to hear what you're going to play on there.
(Well, also because I work in  SF Public Library and they keep showing people flipping through card catalogs!)

I'm Penelope Houston, a singer, songwriter and one time punk heroine. I'd like to send you my latest CD, The Pale Green Girl. (Rockish and folkish.)


To: <>
Subject: Hello from Atlanta,GA.!
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 19:31:48 -0400

I would like some more information on purchasing your CD about food songs! Or any type of music about food!
You are very clever and if you are ever in Atlanta look me up and come join me for some fatback and corn liquor!
 P.S. we are having a very large event here involving food and need some music to eat with! 

Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:19:56 -0400
Subject: TheWebsite

Dear Peter,

Haven’t checked your website for a while and have just done so to get last Saturday’s playlist.
Don’t know when you changed it but have to tell you it’s the best looking website I have ever seen.

Thanks for all the great music and mixes!

Madalyn Benoit

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 05:39:40 -0400
Subject: Your Site

Mr. Bochan:
Just taking a moment to tell you how much I enjoyed viewing your site.
Very innovative! I love the graphics and wish I could get my hands on
some of the items shown. My mother was in the collectibles business as a
side thing, part-time. It eventually became her second career after
retiring, until her death in 1999. She had a small shop on Decatur St. in
New Orleans, where I'm from. I've been a fan of All Mixed Up for quite
some time. I always manage to catch your show. One of the best on the
radio, AM or FM. You play something for everyone. I like that. So glad I
got a chance to write. You're a consummate professional and very
dedicated. Stay well! Sincerely,
Sharon Boone

Asbury Park, NJ

From: "Sandy Frazier"
To: <>
Subject: great music on All Mixed Up - WBAI
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 18:59:06 -0400

Hi Peter!
I really enjoyed your show today.
I was curious to know what the songs were that you played right before your tribute to your friend who passed away. 
It was great music.
 Really enjoyed your tribute, too - "A New Perspective."  God bless him!

Sandy Frazier

Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 11:47:16 EST
Subject: Greetings From Germany

Now it's the first time watching your homepage.
It's great - I like it.
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are the best Elvis Presley Background Dancers
in Germany. Our Elvis Impersonator is the great
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Let The Good Times Roll

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From: John
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 12:22:52 EST
Subject: march 20th show

I heard the show Saturday, March 20 2004.  I was trying to park the car on the upper west side for what seemed like hours
 but the show was so good that I was almost sorry I found a spot -- I'm a National Lawyers Guild lawyer but was unaware of this show,
thus I was very pleased to hear the coverage of the demonstration, and even more pleased to hear the terrific music that was played.
In any case, I would love to see a playlist from the show.  I've already purchased "Don't take me alive" from Steely Dan.
John Upton

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 15:47:24 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Tori amos

Hello Peter. Listen to your show all the time, love it. I was wondering if you play Tori Amos.
 I saw her in concert this summer at PNC bank. What a great show! Ben Folds was the opening act.
Chris B

Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 00:39:26 EST
Subject: 20th Century

   Hi, Peter I just got a computer, so I thought I would write you and thank you for all the wonderful "All Mixed Up" creations.
You are to me the Eisenstein of audio montage.-----I was happy to hear that on this weeks program you wull have on the cast from 20th Century.
For me this is great, I happen to be the representative of Charles Bruce Millholland who wrote a play called Napoleon of Broadway which was adapted and became 20th Century,
 he has passed on but hus billing is still maintaned as the author of the original play. Its a fasinating story of how it all came about.
I look forward to hearing the program on Saturday, and to all your programs.
GREAT WORK PETER!!!-----Thanks, Jim

Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 10:52:46 -0500
Subject: Sat. 2/28 program

If you could be so kind as to help me out - I was listening to your
program on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5:05 p.m. in my car.
Driving on the Taconic Pwy., the reception broke up. The song that was
being played was so great, I loved it but could not hear who it was sung by.

Please tell me if you can the song title and who the artist was. I think
he was singing "I would die with my helmet in my hands"
Forgive me if I don't recognize this, I am not familiar with this genre
of music, but would love to learn more about it.

From: "david was"
Subject: was not was
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 23:19:20 -0800

muchas gracias for spinning us and ole baby blue eyes -- frank jr!

did you happen to see us do the song on letterman back in the day??

will dig you up a clip if not....

you are the koolest

david was

Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 22:46:32 -0800 (PST)
From: yoni laos
Subject: Last saturdays show

your show last saturday really reminded me of an
etching I did last year featuring philo farnsworth and
david sarnoff and others. great show- poor philo!

New York, New York
From: christopher d borden
Subject: song of note
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003
morning peter,
about the song top-listed on recent playlists (and enjoyed [only in part i believe] at top of recent shows),
w/ lyric "come back woodie guthrie. . ." (and possibly so-titled):

can the whole song be had for either love or money?
they don't seem to have it at itunes store for 99 cents so i guess i'm prepared to break down and buy a cd if that's what it takes.
could you point me to which one though, please?

loving your show more than ever. keep up great work!


From: "Kevinm"
To: "'Peter Bochan'" <>
Subject: RE: a new fan
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003


This past Saturday I tuned into your program for the first time.  It was
halfway through the new Rufus Wainwright song that caught my ear.  I was
thrilled because I had not purchased the CD yet.  When the song was over I
left the dial just where it sat and for what could have been an awful 40
minute, traffic filled ride on the Belt Parkway, I heard some of the best
radio programming ever.  It was such a good program that I actually embraced
the idea of circling the blocks, looking for a parking spot.  When you gave
the set list, I frantically scribbled down names I was unfamiliar with:
Damien Rice, Mojave 3, etc.  The following day, I went to Tower Records and
bought them all.

I thought I had discovered a secret when I stumbled onto your program, but
when I searched on google, I immediately realized that I am just one of
many, many New Yorkers who are blessed to have you steering us through an
otherwise desperate sea of bad music.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for such a fantastic radio program.
I look forward to many more Saturdays tuning in,
and am wistful that I have missed so many...


Kevin McLoughlin
Production Manager,
History Detectives

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 20:04:13 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rachel Mabbett
Subject: how to get copies of the show?


I heard the 13th of September show in the car, but
didn't make it home to tape it, and it was great.  I'd
like to get a copy of the show to send to my dad in
florida, he's a big fan of both warren zevon and
johnny cash. Could you please let me know how.


Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:25:12 -0700
Subject: Wbai listener needs mixed up
From: ali douglass
To: <>


I've listened to and taped your show for 4 years. I love it. I just moved to
San Francisco and really miss the show. Although I can listen to wbai live
on the web I always miss your show because of the time change.

On wfmu I can listen to old programs in Real One Player - do you have shows
I can access from the web so I can listen to them at my leisure?

I couldn't find it on your website but possibly it is lurking in a corner...

I do hope so because I really love your show.

Thank you!!!
Lost in San Francisco,


Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 19:50:57 -0400

I was gone for the summer traveling mostly through France and Spain with a few weeks in northern Michigan.
Coming back here to this crazy place (mostly referring to our political situation and just the rudeness,
aggresssion and stupidity that seemed so much to be lacking in Europe) is often difficult enough when I usually leave for the summer,
but turning on your show made me realize another reason to continue living here.
Kind of like the songwriter you had on today singing about the reasons not to check out.


Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 23:06:50 -0500
Subject: Anti-War Mixes Premium

Dear Peter,

You’re great at what you do.  Please keep doing it.

I have been a WBAI person on and off since 1979 as my
fortune, my address with respect to the transmitter,
and station politics, have waxed and waned.  Most
recently in my weekly Saturday sojourns in North
Jersey, I was thrilled by your anti-war mixes this
past spring during the hideous misadventures of the
Bush Regime.

The fire of old was upon the airwaves!

Needless to say, current technology being what it is,
I immediately grabbed the mobile during the begathon
and re-subscribed via the premium of your shows.

You are somewhat, to radio-archivist-sound-art what
Richard Thompson is to folk-rock guitar: a genius at
what he does, who is appreciated by a
relatively “small” number of people, who harbor an
ambivalence toward their hero, in that, they want him
to have greater recognition, and yet simultaneously
fear that conventional “success” might disrupt
and “ruin” the current productive wonder!

Nonetheless, may you enjoy whatever “success” that is
appropriate for your purposes!

I particularly enjoyed your work circa 1984, at the
time of the ascendancy of Reagan-speak...

Tom McNevin

BTW: You have undoubtedly noticed that there have been
an astonishing number of “famous” people who have
checked out this year, most it seems, in the past 4
months.  From Buddy Ebsen, to Leni Riefenstahl and
Edward Teller, who truly bring the 20th Century to an
end, from Gregory Peck to Strom Thurmond, not to
mention those of the last 3 days.   I guess you have
your work cut out for you as it’s going to be one hell
of a Short Cut this year!

Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 21:01:36 -0400

Subject: Wrong info. in playlist  9-6-03 maybe.
From: Maria  Joaquina Nuñez
To: <>


Wasn't there Mofos song early in the program ?
Did you play two songs by them or one ?
Maybe where you have Praful listed...

Greatest show in the universe, really.

Thank you.


 Subject: All mixes up
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003
From: "Nashel, Jonathan D."


I don't live in NY anymore
& is there anyway that I can listen to your show (or past shows) on the web?



Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 20:45:25 -0700
Subject: Food Songs
From: Ted K Hering

"Cookies Pie and Cake" - Yogi Yorgesson
"Please Pass The Biscuits, Pappy" - "Pappy" Lee O'Daniel
"Pass The Biscuits Mirandy" - Spike Jones and his City Slickers
"Hot Cakes and Sausages" - Ernie Kovacs
"Blowing Bubble Gum" - Spike Jones and his City Slickers
"The Chool Song" - The Kings Men
"Choo'n Gum" - Ella Fitzgerald
"Molasses Molasses" - Spike Jones and his City Slickers
"I'm Just Wild About Animal Crackers" - Mel Blanc
"Suppertime" - Johnny Cash
"I've Never Seen A Straight Banana"
"Everything Is Fresh Today" 

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 08:21:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Becker
Subject: Thanks
To: Peter Bochan <>

Peter -

Thank you again for playing my track 'The Preacher & The Devil' - I listened to your show yesterday and loved it.
Especially the sound collages - all of that stuff worked really well.
And the set of 'Godwacker' 'The Preacher & The Devil' and 'You Gotta Serve Somebody' came across beautifully (in my opinion)
- each track complimented the other in provactive ways.
The "Saints & Devils" CD project is, on one level, a way for me to navigate and dig into religious iconography and modes of worship.
It's a deep well, and I've enjoyed and been inspired by hearing my tracks programmed
in a variety of creative ways by DJs here in the states as well as overseas.

There's a link to WBAI on my website now.  Thanks again.

Chris Becker

From: "ciao_babies"

Subject: Tuning in from the other side of the globe
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 08:51:57 +0900

As in New York, continuous rainy days here in
Tokyo too, even after the typhoon has come and gone -
we wake up early in the morning to tune
into all mixed up to hear Professor and Maryann Live @ BAI.

Arigato for a great show, and enabling us to
finally get the chance to hear Professor and Maryann, live.

michiko and chris from Tokyo

From: "Denno James"
Subject: wahwahthanks
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 12:11:12 +1000

Hi Peter.
Just a note to let you know that since you received your Wah Wah Willie cd, 'Cinema',
it has been playlisted on about 35 major city FM stations across the USA and Canada.
This without any hype, no video, only music.
In the last 3 weeks 7 of the tracks have featured in prime time on AT&T Cable TV in California.
The upshot of this is that it was the confidence we gained from sending the disc to you,
and you playing a cut, in New York, that gave us the spirit to contact others.
So, cheers to you, and a "Thank You Bigger Than Texas"
for being so open to music from an unknown artist from underneath the planet.

Best wishes from the southern ocean,
Dennis Nattrass.

Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:49:07 +0800
Subject: Muswell Hillbillies
From: njcere

     Thought of you and your All Mixed Up show today as I played this Kinks gem.
My fav is 1st cut, side 2...Here Come the People in Grey.
 All the Best,

Nick Cere


Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:19:28 EDT
Subject: elvis song written by me/
demoed in nashville by session artisits

Dear Peter,
i have written several songs about elvis over the years,
one  has recently been published by Parmount group PLC.
How  do i get my songs on your list,
do i sent copies to you or do they have to be released. i , sure its
just a matter of time until several of songs are realsed by someone else or me.

Dave Ciarella Murray
Pennywell Sunderland England.

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:23:26 -0400
From: Roger Parris
Subject: Food song

Great list!

How about this one:
"Jelly Roll Gumdrop" - Frank Zappa


Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:29:14 -0400
Subject: Sales
From: jeff ritter
To: <>

I was a big fan back in the 80's when I lived in NYC --
You inspired my many overnights on KDHX-FM in St. Louis.
my tapes are worn out and lost! How do I buy various shortcuts, including the 20th century?

Jeff ritter

Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003
Subject: What is the name of the tango album you played today?

Hi Peter,

I have listened to you show during the war conflict with Iraq for the first time and today I listened to it again when you were playing the Argentinean album with the nice tango music as well as the interview to the Argentinean fellow...How does the Argentinean fellow relate to the album?

I am from your Uruguay, where tango is part of the culture just as it is in Argentina.  Uruguay has very good tango singers. Carlos Gardel spent a great part of his life in Uruguay and there are those who argue that he was born in Uruguay also.

I´ll start I listening to your show more often from now on. I have been unemployed for a long time but as soon as I start working I´ll make sure I give my pledge to WBAI, which I started to listen to again during the Iraq conflict after a long time.
I believe and support its work and beliefs.



Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 10:03:06 -0400
Subject: Why Way
From: Kenneth Taylor

Dear Peter Bochan

 I am a great fan of your award-winning  program and  followed you through all the changes in time and otherwise to here great music.
I am also an independent record producer and now going through the process releasing my anti-war CD Why War.
I sent a copy to you for your review,( that you should be receiving today).
Any help, in terms of constructive criticism, air play, or in any other way, will be greatly appreciated.

   Ken Taylor

Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 11:03:27 -0400
Subject: soundtrack
From: piero

Hi Peter,
I am an Italian photographer living in NY and a long time listener of your
program (not so much now that you are on on Sat!?!)
I just got back from Italy where I shot a short movie, about 12 minutes
long,  and I am looking for music to use as soundtrack.
I was wondering if you would have any time to look at it and see if you
would be interested in helping me finding an appropriate soundtrack.
sorry if I bother

stay human

Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003


I am a listener from the WBAI/FM: Steve Post/Larry Josephson era; although it really seems like just a few weeks ago.
Actually lost touch for some time, probably due to the fact that your show schedule changed, only to find you, again,
as I was turning onto to West 45th Street, NYC, about 18 months ago.
You were not "on mike," but the music on FM/99.5 that Saturday afternoon was distinctive.
But, enough about history.

Ry Cooder and, I believe, his son Jacquim, went to Cuba several years ago and rediscovered an honest,
unadulterabed form of music.  To my mind it's almost like listening to the late Hank Williams.  You connect immediately.
You forgive the marginal selections, but make no mistakes, it's not processed, not produced, not formated to 3 or 4 minutes for air-play.
 It just is what it is - great music.

Ferrer was actually born at a dance in 1927 in Santiago, Cuba.
Together with Ruben Gonzalez, both of these senior citizens have something that you can learn and can't buy...

Ed McGlynn, Jr./April 5, 2003
Summit, NJ

From: Joe_Daidone
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 07:55:35 -0500
Subject: short cuts CD purchase

Good morning.
I can not tell you how much I appreciate your work.
From someone who has been listening for years, thank you.
All Mixed Up is the best thing ever to come across the airwaves.
I have recently found your web site and was thrilled to see all the
information laid out so well.
I see that some of the "short cuts" CD's are available for sale, but for
the life of me, I can not figure out how to purchase them.
It's likely right in front of me, but I can't see it!
Can you please tell me how to buy "shortcuts" CD's?


From: "Keller Whalen"
Subject: enjoying......
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 17:16:53 -0500


I've been a devotee of your show since the 80's and I now listen via the internet in Tampa.

You pretty much decide just about everything new that I listen to.

Without you I'd have no Cornershop, no Lemon Jelly, no De Phazz and who knows what else.


From: "jhb"
Subject: Bad plus smells like teen spirit
Date: Sat, 8 Feb 2003 18:11:30 -0500

Dear Mixed up,

I was just driving home, starving and with a headache and I was tuned
in to your show and then you played the jazz version of Smells Like
Teen Spirit.  I was fascinated and I had to keep listening so you'd
announce who played it.  I wanted to stop for a bite but I didn't
because I didn't want to miss the announcement.  I was happy when you
said that Bad Plus played it, and even happier when you said they
were playing at the Village Vanguard and even happier when you said
you had tickets for Thursday and even happier when you gave your
e-mail address. ..

Sincerely yours,

Jay Bernstein

Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003
From: Bill Scheft
Subject: Somebody told me....

....that you picked my novel, The Ringer, as one of your best books of 2002.
I can't tell you how much that means to me.

I would love to thank you in my regular voice ..

Bill Scheft

Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003
From: sonochuck
Subject: Sigur Ross Tix

Hi Peter,

I was driving South on the NYS Thruway when I flipped
the channels and heard "It's You" coming out of and
into the Columbia News Conference stuff and it was
mezmorizing.  I wondered whose music it was and I was
hoping the DJ would tell us.  And you did! Thank you.
I'd heard of Sigur Ross but never had heard their
music before. Now, I'd love to see them live at Radio
City.  (It's rare when you can see a band you don't
know much about, but like one song.)  Whether or not I
get the tickets, thank you for turning me on to Sigur
Ross and providing me with a great car listening
experience - the fog I was driving through helped.

Best Regards,
Chuck Smith

From: Derve

Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 19:10:48 EST
Subject: erasure & y i like all mixed up

why i like all mixed up?   where else could you hear talk of erasure, listen
to sigur ros, ry cooder, massive attack, paul weller. and air all in the same
show?  love your show, and would love to go see erasure.......

David Corbett

ps. I own a frame shop here in jersey, and I have your show on here at the
store and tape it and replay it during the week and and the customers are
always intriqued with it, asking for about it (time and station). 

Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 23:02:17 -0500
From: "Sharon K."

Subject: did you realize

what you said last show?

You mentioned you had gotten a CD wrapped in a bikini,
and how bizarre that was. And then you said you 'put it on'.
Now was that the CD or the bikini? [chuckle]


To: <>
Subject: We have an Elvis song for your site!

Hello Peter!

We have an Elvis song to add to
ifyou'd like!
It is "Champagne Dreams" "Cybelvis Monroe" - a blend of Elvis & Marilyn Monroe...& accordion!

Here's more info about the recording:

Sorry we don't have any Nixon tunes!
Graceful Land, USA

Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003
From: Cerene
Subject: Well-mixed
To: Peter Bochan <>


In your "free time" you might want to offer a seminar on how one can blend "Public Affairs" and "Arts"
and how one links to the previous and leads into the following program without compromising the substance of one's own unique offering.
You do it in Shortcuts and the first fifteen minutes or so of yesterday's show was an excellent example...


Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:18:53 EST
Subject: song search

Hi... Yesterday I was listening to WPKN and you played a song called something like "Paging Mr. Sharkey"..
Would you provide suggestions as to how  I might get a copy of this?  And who is the artist...etc.
  Really enjoyed your program..
Please let me know when you are on this or any other station I can tune in on from Weston, CT.

D. Doran 

Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 11:35:00 -0800 (PST)
From: Phil Dellio
Subject: nixon vs. jefferson

Peter --

   A friend alerted me to your site (we share a Nixon obsession). You
should add Jefferson Airplane's excellent "Mexico" to your list of Nixon
songs--it's about Nixon's 1970 crackdown on dope smuggling.


Date: Mon,  5 Jan 2003
Subject: A Shortcut Through 2002
From: Avery Jannelli

Dear Peter,

Listening, as opposed to watching, was really refreshing. I enjoyed visualizing the images,
exercising my imagination while reflecting on the past year. Also the combination of music and speaking
was so effective in illustrating the dramatic events of 2002, covering all aspects and bringing back vivid memories.
It is obvious that a tremendous amount of thought, work and effort went into the production, it is evident in it's quality...
My teacher was on the ball when he had my class listen to your program, It's something none of us would have otherwise
been exposed to but everyone seemed entertained, The room was silent as we listened to the collage of sound...
and the room is very rarely silent. Good luck on next year's version,

Avery Jannelli

Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 20:30:22 -0500

Subject: short cut 02
From: christopher borden

happy novum annum pedro,
broadly excellent work as usual on the current short-cut.
i have listened to both broadcasts (so far) on wbai and
wish i could figure out internet radio recording.
because i'd love to have a copy of the musical passage you've situated about exactly 1/2-way thru the hour.
know the one i mean?
slow, lullaby-like and possibly a juxtaposition of more than one song. . .
even if you can't help with id'ing that i sure appreciate your work.

-chris borden
(longtime wbai supporter

Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 15:18:40 -0800 (PST)
From: Richard Tibbo
Subject: Joe Strummer

We appreciated the show dedicated to Joe Strummer.

Great Show!

Keep Up The Good Work

Richard and Andrea

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 00:38:17 -0500
From: David JB Perry
Subject: Modern Art Music-Australia

Hi Peter,

I'd like to say you have a great show. Your show has a very uplifting quality to it.
What a surprise it was to hear all that new stuff about Charlie Christian. Great guest speaker.
We don't get this sort of show in Australia.
I mean the quality plus content.

Kindest Regards

Robert Slaney
Modern Art Music

Melbourne 3182

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2002 22:16:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: JOE fitzpatrick
Subject: a blast from the past

     Peter...I was stuck in traffic...trying to get
into the outbound Holland tunnel and found your show
again - after maybe 15 years or so!! - kept you on all
the way down the Jersey turnpike til you signed off
      You are a true was so great to hear
you again...we had spoken a few times, late
'70s...early '80s...I am still on the radio as well
@WDST Woodstock N.Y....but seldom get to NY

      Keep me in the loop if you have an e-mail list
or whatever... I SO enjoy what you do...and the way
you do it...

      And I'll be thrilled if - when I click the SEND
button - this thing goes I said...I was
on the turnpike and a herd of tractor trailers was
bearing down on me when you gave the E
address...nothing to write with

      Let's see...
       Here goes...

                                      big joe fitz

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 17:21:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Evan Thompson
Subject: "who can you trust?"  --morcheeba

Hello Peter,

I moved to Westfield, New Jersey from Dallas, Texas a week ago after graduating from college
and was fortunate enough to stumble across your radio program yesterday evening.  What a great playlist--and no commercials!
Anyway, I wasn't able to find the pipeline website you spoke of, so I thought I'd email you.
Yesterday you said you had tickets for a Morcheeba concert on Wednesday night in the city.
I've been listening to them for about 7 years now and missed them the one time they came to Texas.
Is there any chance you have 2 extra tickets that you'd be willing to spare for a poor college student and his girlfriend who completely LOVE this group?  Their cover of "Summertime" with Hubert Laws is amazing, by the way.
If there's any way you could get that on the air this time of year, your listeners would probably eat it up...
 Well, thanks so much for your time.  I look forward to listening to the station on a regular basis now and hearing from you soon.


Evan Thompson

From: "rae rae"
To: <>
Subject: Hello
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 18:14:40 -0400

I like your show.
It's smooth   &  comfortable
and yet stimulating at the same time.
I guess the selections
represent the selector.

Thank you.

Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 18:46:48 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

Hey Pete,

I wondered if you had any information on  the song you played today (6/29)
at 5:10pm. I assume that it was the first or second song played on your show today.
The lyrics were in Italian I guess, a male vocalist, and it repeated the words "cambio" a few times.
(Hint:) the song immediately following began with the lyrics  " Thankyou for the flowers..."

I would really appreciate if you could tell me the name of the song and/or artist.

Most of all, thankyou so much for playing such fabulously wonderful and different music.
I always look forward to your show.


Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 16:09:10 -0400
Subject: Re: All Mixed Up-June 29th @5pm
From: Denis
To: Peter Bochan

streaming over across the wireless LAN
I have set up from our basement office here in Lawrence, KS -

Denis Moynihan
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Free Leonard
Free the Media

From: Suzana Hauer
To: <>
Subject: thank you
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 22:24:03 -0400

Hello Mr. Bochan:
I really loved listening to your program (my first time) today when I was driving.
It is so unusual and refreshing to know that there are some people who will play something other than top 40.
It is very difficult for me to find good new music living in New York. Thank you very much!
I really enjoyed the music from Maxwell Implosion...


Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2002 17:01:13 -0400
Subject: Maxwell Implosion
From: Bascom Guffin
To: <>


I have really been loving the Maxwell Implosion you've been playing and
would love to get a copy of the CD...

I'll be flying to South Africa soon for a 12-week internship and have bought
a minidisc recorder and a couple of mics to do some sound gathering while
I'm there. I have to say that your mixes have been one of the main
inspirations for me to strike out on this new path of creativity. Thanks for
the wonderful hours you've given me.


From: Onepastfive
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 23:57:21 EDT
Subject: help please


       My name is Danny. I've just returned to New York area after completing
basic training at fort knox, ky. I'm a tanker for the us army. In any case,
what i missed most while i was away was my music. Now that i'm on leave and
free to listen to music i can't find anything worth listening to. That was
until i was flipping through the stations on saturday afternoon when i came
across your station and heard "the maxwell implosion." I'll be picking up my
copy tomorrow but if i did hear correctly this group is performing in the
metro area. I can't find a listing of them anywhere. Will they be playing the
metro area? I would appreciate your help with this matter.
Thank you.

Continue playing the music that stops people from changing that station. 

Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2002 22:49:34 EDT
Subject: Re: play list

Hi Peter:

Really enjoyed the Benny Goodman stuff last week.  I bought the Tom Waits new CDs and am listening to those.
They are not as tuneful as his last few releases.  I may have to give them a few listens.
Actually I only listened to Blood Money, maybe Alice is completely different.
I am looking for that type of music for a project I'm doing and it was very inspirational to the look of the edited film segment I want to do...

Hope you are well.
Keep up those good tunes.


From: "Larry Hirsch"
To: <>
Subject: theater program
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 22:08:29 -0500


I always enjoy your program and the wide variety of music that you play.
I particularly enjoyed last Saturday's program on NY theater.

There's one current off-Broadway musical I wished you had covered in your program: "The Last 5 Years",
which has the best new score
I've heard in a long time.  A demo of the composer Jason Robert Brown singing one of the shows songs is on the music page of the shows website (, and the original cast album is coming out on April 16th.
I highly recommend the show, which is almost continuous music.
The gorgeous arrangements are played by a great six-piece band that is heavy on strings
(guitar, violin, cello, bass) and that is led by the composer on piano.

(I have no connection with the show, other than as a fan!)

From: "ex cathedra"
To: "Peter Bochan" <>
Subject: All Mixed Up
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 13:37:16 -0500


No question about it (now don't get a swelled head):
the best picks anywhere, the most creative, eclectic mixes and...
the nicest, kewlest person behind it all.

I cannot tell you how many people I have turned on to your show
who agree and are so grateful to have discovered it...
and the opportunity to be exposed to music they will never hear on the rest of the bland, banal airwaves...

We love you!
We need you!
We THANK you!
I wish you were on more than once a week


Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:02:27 EST
Subject: syndicated

You have an incredibly entertaining program
and I tell everyone I talk to to tune in.
One question: Are you syndicated?
I have friends on the west coast (Santa Rosa, CA)
who I'd love to hear your show.

Keep spinning
Joe Di Pietro
Easty Meadow, NY 

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 15:06:51 -0700
From: "Wile E. Coyote"
Subject: More food songs

Hey this is a fun list!
(Though I was looking for a list of songs about dogs.)

I can think of five right off the top of my head:

Cold Pizza for Breakfast by Christine Lavin
Junk Food by Patty Larkin (in a Four Bitchin' Babes album)
Butter by Megan McDonough
Potato by Cheryl Wheeler
Toast by The Q-Tips (this is a very obscure song by an obscure band, an
early band of Paul Young, and it's because of this song I remember
them.  I heard it in high school, long, long ago)

What a fun project (and a great time waster).


Jen Treadway

From: "Rich Herrington"
To: <>
Subject: Food Songs
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 19:57:19 -0000

Hey Mate- Whatz Cookin'?
Good to see your site.
I am an American now working professionally in Scotland and the UK
as 'CHEF TUNES: The Magical Singing Chef!' performing at food festivals,
opening for celb chefs, and participating in community events - even buskin'
for charities on occasion. I am constantly on the lookout for new and funny
food songs. So your page gives me a decent challenge as there are many items
on your menu I haven't known. I have even started collecting rare songs and
your list will encourage me further! Thank you.

Do you know:
I Lobster and Never Flounder by Pinkard and Bowden
Everybody Eats When They Come To My House by Cab Calloway
Strangers in Your Soup by Allan Sherman

Cheers, pal. Keep in touch!

Rich Herrington

From: "tom kuhn"
To: <>
Subject: Song Offering
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:37:56 -0500

Hey Peter,
 Man do I enjoy your show, even the fundraising version.
(And, you do a great job laying out the case for supporting WBAI/Pacifica).
I've been listening to Sat's show today, on tape- I still have trouble getting used to you being on Saturdays/afternoons,
but at least I remembered to get the VCR humming this week.
 I don't know how long this marathon will last, but if you're still pitching next Saturday, I have a song to offer.
"We Need Some Money" a mid 80's Go Go song by Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers.
It's a soulful,rhythmic, call & response song that stands on it's own, but would be perfect during fund raising...

Thanks for your great work.
    Tom Kuhn [the guy who lives near Garland Jeffries]

Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 01:13:49 -0700 (MST)
From: Friedman Naomi
Subject: elvis songs

Hi. I appreciated your list of songs about Elvis.
Here are a couple you missed:

"Maybe Angels" by Sheryl Crow
"Big As Life" by Hamell on Trial
"Elvis Loved His Mama" by Jimmy LaFave


To: <>
Subject: manu chao
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 06:11:22 -0500

enjoyed the manu the last couple of weeks.

Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 15:10:28 -0500
From: BobW
Subject: killer intro!

great job on that who intro with shrub's s.o.t.u. speech!
kinda obvious, i guess,
but expertly executed!

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:45:47 EST
Subject: Food Songs

Dear All:

I don't think I saw "When I Take My Sugar to Tea"
and the Crawfish song by Zachary Richard (unless he's just covering, but I thought he wrote it).
Also, "Cook with Honey" and Carly Simon, "Hotcakes."
(Tupelo Honey?  I must have missed the honey section.)

Love and kisses,

Lisa O.

Oh me oh my, love that country pie.
Once upon a time there was an engineer . . .
And something about sweet potato pie by James Taylor (not a great song).

From: "robert davey"
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 06:48:55 +0800
Subject: getting started in the art

To Mr. Peter Bochan,

Your programs are consistently delightful, and I would like to get started in the form.
How would you suggest, if you would, that I get started
in recording, mixing, and manipulating audio using the tools you prefer?

R. Davey
WBAI supporter
From the provinces

Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 17:49:56 EST
Subject: where do i get...

bravo peter for a great sat set
caught it on my radio shack transister radio  on a beautiful ny day
where can i get the recording of those aussie kids singing good vibrations?
they are the answer to world peace!!!!
thanks again
casey daly

Subject: where to find lyrics
From: (von Albert)
To:  <>
Date: 05 Jan 2002 17:19 GMT

For a friend in South Africa, I am trying to find the lyrics of "bread and butter woman".
Google brought up your site. The title also shows up in various record offers.
Would you have an idea of where to look for the
All the best for 2002 from Germany,
Hans vA

Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001
Subject: Play List

Just recently have discovered your show on WBAI.  It's great!
Where can I find a playlist?
I'm particularly interested in the past month.
Thanks for your help.
Keep up the great tunes. 

Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001
From: leo kaplan
Subject: Billie Holiday!!!

Peter - Unfortunately I got in just at the near end of
your program on Billie Holiday...but in time to hear
of your offer of the 2CD set of her best recordings...

I heard Billie in person many times.
We used to go down to 52nd Street and stand near the bar
( we couldn't afford even their prices of a coke in those days)
and hear her when she sang in one of the clubs there...
Thanks Very Much-

From: Soulagram
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 16:14:17 EST
Subject: Billy Holiday

Hi Peter...

Thanks so much for your wonderful show today
(as usual--I miss you on Monday
and a pleasure to wake up to your program
-whereas, some Sat.'s I have to work).

Happy Holiday's

Lyn Garcia

From:  Russell Hoover
Date: Friday 11/30/01
To: Peter Bochan
Subject: Demolition String happy to learn of airplay

My good friends (& neighbors) here in the Peoples Republic of Hoboken,
Elena Skye & her husband David Cogswell (author of "Chomsky for
Beginners"), were delighted to learn that you played that great version of
"Like A Prayer" that the Demolition String Band does last Saturday.
Elena's the singer (& founder, apparently) of the band.

--Rusty Hoover

From: Tom & Marion Stanton
Date: November 30 11:57 PM
Subject: THANKS

        We wanted to thank you for the Raul Malo tickets @ Irving Plaza!
Marion and I our great fans of All Mixed Up and make our own mixes from your shows.
       The best thing about the move to Saturdays is that now three hours isn't enough time!

       Thanks again for the tickets we had a great time!

From: Anja Wodsak
Date: Wed 11.28.01
To: "''" <>
Subject: Mixed Up Music

Hi Peter-

I just looked up your program on the web and saw some of the playlists.  You
play great music!  It's tough to find the good r&r/blues/country stuff on
the radio and I was thrilled to see Keith Richards, Johnny Cash, Neil Young,
Elvis, Chuck B., Bob Dylan, etc. on there.
I'll definitely try to listen in this weekend.

Best regards,

Date:  09:04 PM 11/24/01 -0800
From: Andrew_Eisner
Subject: Re: All Mixed Up>Saturdays
To: Peter Bochan <>

Peter, this is great news for a loyal fan in California. Mondays at 7:00 AM
was too early! Hey by the way I was listening to a tape of the Lennon
tribute you put together after his death. What a great piece. It has really
held up well. You know this December will be the 20th anniversary of his
death. I made a CD of the show in case you want  a copy.


Date: 09:12 PM 11/24/01
From: Pam Foltz
Subject: Thanks

You are a musicologist par excellance.
I'm glad you have moved to Saturdays.
Much more appropriate spot for your show.
Keep up the great programming.

Pam Foltz

Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 11:08:43 -0500
From: Elizabeth McDonnell
Subject: Yesterday's Show

Hello Peter -

I loved your show yesterday. It accompanied me while I did my housework.
You played a song in the first set that you later referred to as "hypnotic."
I wonder if you could tell me which artist/song that was?
It was, I believe, a love song? It may have been Nicola Conte, The Avalanches or E'MIJ?



Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 18:02:24 EST
Subject: You're back!!!!!!

Dear Peter,

Just another listener/fan,
letting you know how wonderful it is
to have you back on the air!


From: "Nelson Alxndr"
Subject: Re: All Mixed Up
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 17:07:07 -0500

Caught some of the show today.
Had fun with the song from "Ghost/Baliwood".
Keep up the great work!

Live well, age well, be well,

Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 17:07:47 EST
From: Jennifer
Subject: Pete Townshend CD giveaway contest
To: <> name is Jennifer and this was the first time I ever heard your show on WBAI.
I really enjoyed it! I'll be tuning in every week from now on!
   Also, I missed the website addresses for your show and for the radio station.
I would love to read more about your show and the station.
I especially liked hearing the songs from the Sun Tribute CD and McCartney's latest,
as well as the Pete Townshend, of course.
Thanks for reading this, and for all the great music you provide!

From: "Lariosa, Robert"
To: "''"
Subject: Thoroughly Mixed Up!!!!
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 12:31:41 -0500

I seem to have lost touch with the most important radio waves on FM.
 I've tuned into your Monday show now 5 years...10
to 12 on Monday's, without fail, which set  my week up  'on the good foot'.
You see I record your shows so I can listen during the week at work and
home. Now with this shuffling at the station I hope you can shed some light
on your future schedule, if you even know? I miss "All Mixed Up"...your show
plays an important role in many of our daily're that soothing
musical 'note' we enjoy listening to...

Hope all is well home, and please drop a line when you have a second to

A faithful listener...
Bob Lariosa

Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 23:30:08 -0500 (EST)
From: Diane Andronica
To: Peter Bochan <>
Subject: All mixed Up

Hi Peter,
 We didn't get a chance to talk much after your program, but I
wanted to say that I and my guests thoroughly enjoyed it.
The whole scene
reminded me of the old Free Music Store days in the Church at 62nd St...

 Thanks for all that you do.  In touch soon.
Chuck Rosina

From: Antoniatex
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2001 10:33:27 EST
Subject: Thank you!

Dear Peter,
It was really a lovely experience at the Museum yesterday, and I thank you so
much for including me.  It was great to be able to put a face with your oh so
soothing voice.
We meant to get back for the last group, but a screening room swallowed us up.
Truly, the Howard Fishman Group did the trick...
Antonia Polizzi 

Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 14:42:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: mliz keefe
Subject: note


Have to say the last two shows of yours are remarkable
collages of sounds, ideas, concepts. Your layering of
all this and more has really been quite something for
me to listen to. I really believe, as an artist, most
of our ongoing work is practice for the BIG ones-
the masterpieces.

Since the bombings, your voice and orchestration for
radio, have been some of the greatest and most
meaningful witnessing of the tragedies that have come
to us through media.

thanks so much-

From: Utah Carol <>
To: Peter <>

Dearest Sweet Peter,

We figured out how to tape your show from the internet!!!
Thanks for all of your support of our music.

What an excellent show. Great music, your great voice. Such nice things
you said too about our new album "Comfort for the Traveler" and our
promo diary/booklet.

We just don't have shows like yours in's too bad.

Talk to you soon and later,
JinJa & Grant, aka Utah Carol

From: tayza
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 06:52:21 -0500
Subject: shortcut wtc with bush & king
I love that mix after the wtc attack with that speech from Rev.
Martin Luther King Jr!

I had NO idea he said that! I've played it for people and they weren't
aware of that either.

That said, I have two questions.

1. When/where did he give this speech?
2. Who does the background music that you put behind that

Theresa Wood
Janesville, Wisconsin

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 16:03:32 EDT
Subject: Say It Loud...

Hi Peter,

I haven't heard you in a while... great show. I always want a tape of it...
I'm interested in a copy of the "Say It Loud..." music you talked about today
(10/13/01)...I hope I am one of the 10!
Keep on playing...

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 18:59:14 -0400
From: "Paul D. Kreisinger"
To: "Bochan, Peter" <>
Subject: good show

Your show today was great...and especially Dirty Water, that song with
the reverb/vibrato/twangy guitar by that husband/wife or brother/sister
duo, Judy and ? ?.
The last hour of your second war and peace mix was's
really powerful to have all of the chauvinistic American war/"defense"/foreign
policy justifications of the last fifty years trotted out seriatim.
Needless to say, I enjoyed the show today.

From: JMM
 Subject: Shortcuts 25th Anniversary Collection
 Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 15:37:58 -0400

 Been listening to "AMU" since the late '70's, early '80's
when I was driving a truck on Saturday afternoons.
Lost touch when you moved to Mondays but was
 able to get the 20th Century Shortcuts during a BAI pledge drive.
 I'm a big fan of your work. I am a video editor by profession and am blown
 away by your timing and by your technical skills.
 I would like to order "Shortcuts 25th Anniversary Collection, 1972-1997"...
Ken Blais 

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 18:00:06 -0400
From: suellen gearinger

Subject: 9/11/01 shortcut

Hi, I've heard a variety of your "shortcuts" on WPKN in Bridgeport, CT.
( I called them and they sent me this site, which is very cool)
They are very innovative and moving.
I was hoping to find out where I might get a copy of
the most recent one about the 9/11/01 WTC attack.
Thank you, Suellen

From: "Cliff Resnick"
To: <>
Subject: Sigur Ros tonight, and thanks
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 14:24:38 -0400


... I wanted to personally thank you for today's show.
I was in California and being apart from everything going on here left a huge hole in my heart and my gut,
and left me feeling like Rip Van Winkle. Turning on your show was the first thing I did when I returned this morning
and it was great to hear your familiar voice and your take on things.

Anyway, 'Hopelandic' is what Sigur Ros calls what they do, and Hope is a pretty good thing right now.

Thanks again,

Cliff Resnick

Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2001 07:31:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: Madalyn Benoit <>
Subject: You're  Missed!

Dear Peter,

I heard pieces of your special 911 (WTC) mix on WBIX...
but hoped to hear the whole thing.
The parts I heard were very much appreciated in theseterribly sad times.

Whatever happens at WBAI, please know that you are loved many, many appreciative fans.
Madalyn Benoit

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:33:11 -0400
From: George Scombulis
Subject: "Round up the usual suspects"

Shalom Peter,

If you are preparing a special short cut mix on this penultimate "punk"
act of all time, please consider the inclusion of a sound bite from
appears the early going of "Casablanca":…"Round up the usual suspects."
(I'm sure you see the connection.)

Thanks again for all the years. I hope that in spite of the filth of
recent days, you are radiant and healing well.

peace, love, and blessings,
(connecticut correspondent) george scombulis

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 20:34:23 +0200

From: Giovanni Sollima (italy)
To: Peter Bochan <>

I am shocked! Terrible.
Please, give me news about you!

From: "Welbrock, Peter"
 To: "''"
 Subject: The Show
 Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 12:52:51 -0400


 Just a quick note from an appreciative listener...
I travel from Martha's Vineyard to Emmaus, PA most Monday mornings,
 so am delighted to have your company for two hours as I zip along over the
 Tappan Zee. As a transplanted Brit, I enjoy the combination of music and
 humour which is largely missing over our bland and predictable airwaves.

 Which Nicola Conte CD would you purchase? .... first. Would love to hear
 some Lambchops if you have a spare slot.

 Thanks again

 Pete Welbrock 

From: Marc Kehoe
 Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 17:30:54 -0400

 Dear Mr. Bochan-
 I would like to thank you for your show, thank you for speaking out against
 the ridiculous (not to mention frightening and dangerous)
situation at the station since the dec 22 coup,
 and thank you for turning me on to paolo conte, a singer that I was told
 about repeatedly,  but I wouldn't listen.
 See you around the vigil

 Marc Kehoe 

From: "Rowland, Lauren"
 To: "''"
 Subject: Love your show
 Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 11:56:48 -0400

 Dear Peter Bochan,

 Damn! I missed most of your show again. This happens too often.
I am at work when you come on. But I can listen to the show
during some parts of my work,  and when I do, I'm thrilled.
You are my favorite of all disk jockeys of  radio.
But besides that, your sound collages are stunning.

 Love and admiration,
 Lauren Rowland 

From: Tom Smith
 To: "''"
 Subject: Johnny Drake lives on
 Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 10:30:35 -0400

 Hey, Pete!

 Thanks for playing those excerpts from the Prisoner,
"Free For All" episode.
 Warmed my heart.

 Tom Smith 

From: Gareth Hughes
 Subject: great work!!
 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 07:46:41 -0700 (PDT)

 have been in NYC for better part of a year and am
 surprised at how poor radio can be here

 your show is a true oasis in the desert

 keep it up


 Subject: july 16, 2001
 Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 11:12:13 -0400

 Hi Peter:

 That was a great set you've played today. I will try to check your website for
 this weeks playlist once the internet is working for us...
By the way, for some of the artists you feature on your show, do
 you also have information on them when they are in town and if they are having
 concerts? Is this info on your website? Please let me know.


Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 14:09:52 -0400
From: Ann Warner Arlen
Subject: Great 7/9/01 show (last Monday)

Thank you for last Monday's "All Mixed Up" on WBAI.
After the first cuts, I dove for the tape recorder so have most of it.
I play it a lot.


From: Keith Fisher
 Subject: monday's show (7/9/01)
 Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 08:08:25 -0700 (PDT)

 Peter -

 I just wanted to let you know that your Summer show was excellent, espescially the first half.
Also, your not having a guest was a nice change.
(Although I do like guests, mind you -- last year's Ryuichi Sakamoto  interview was amazing.)


 - Keith

 p.s. My vote is for MORE World/Electronic/old obscure
 jazz and LESS electric guitars. I'm sure I'm in the minority here.
 Also, could you at some point pull out the Rififi
 theme (harmonica version) again? 

From: "Tyrone McDonald"
Subject: Your Songs
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2001 15:05:20

Dear Peter,

Listening to your July 2nd program, I wanted to know the title of the last
song you played during the show's last moments.  The artist was female and
the lyrics started:  "Iam the sum, I am the moon."

Thank you for your time

Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 15:52:55 -0700
From: "Kim M. Tyndall"
Subject: Today's show

Thank you Peter, for your courage and also for playing some damn good music!  I loved Jubilant Sikes (sp?)
What a beautiful voice.  I try to work from home on Mondays so I can hear your show.
Hopefully this bad dream will be behind us in the near future.  Again - great work.

Kim Tyndall
Nyack, NY

From: davinder
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 12:05:09 -0400
Subject: july 2, 2001

Hi Peter:

I listened to this morning's "Mixed-Up" program and I really loved it!
I heard some songs from Nuggets 2.  I presume that this set recently released.
Are there past editions and are they out of print?  Please let me know.
You mentioned about the playlist.  Where can I obtain your playlist from?  Also,
I've noticed that you've mentioned interesting venues and concerts goings-on.
Unfortunately, I don't have much time to take down notes while I'm listening
because I'm listening while I'm working.
Please let me know where you obtain concert/live shows/ venues information.


Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 12:00:20 -0500
Subject: The FBI is Watching You
From: Denis
To: <>

Nice work,

let's grind the bastards down.

Denis Moynihan

Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:34:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Madalyn Benoit
Subject: Gracias!

Dear Peter,

I have been a listener (and supporter) for a while now...

Yours is one of the few programs I can still bear listening to on WBAI.  I always welcome
the eclectic mix of music on "All Mixed Up" and am grateful for the dignity with which
you present yourself in spite of all the current madness.  Your position vis-a-vis the
current "martial law" at the station has been presented subtly but distinctly.  I can
imagine it's not an easy atmosphere in which to work...

I'll look forward to future Monday programming and send my best wishes for your continued
inspiration and success.  I love the clips from the movie "Buffalo 66" at the end of the
program  - it's a particular favorite of mine.

If you ever see Delphine Blue, please give her a big hug from one of her many fans.
She is dearly missed!

Thanks again!
Madalyn Benoit

 Subject: Michael O'Donoghue
 Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 15:48:13 EDT

 Hi there--

 I see you did a special on Michael O'Donoghue on August 7th, 1998. I know
 you must get these requests all the time but I would really love to hear it.
 Michael's sort of a hero and from what I read on your site it sounds like
 "All Mixed Up" did a wonderful tribute. Is there any way I could order a
 copy of the show from you?


 Jake Fogelnest 

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 18:12:46 EDT
Subject: just a fan

Hi Peter, or Mr. Bochan,
Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your show, I look forward to
it every week.  So sad all the junk going on at the station, there is little
left that I enjoy listening to on BAI, things being how they are.  Your show
is definately one that I try not to miss.

From: A Lewis
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 20:10:21 EDT
Subject: thanks

PB -

Thanks for the voice of compassion and sanity in the madness of the stations current discord.
How/Where can I buy the shortcuts cd's?

Be peace,


From: SightEFX
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 17:20:19 EDT
Subject: Your site

Peter, I just left your great website.
Funny, I always thought you were
related to Albert Einstein, not Malcolm X.
The resemblance is just stronger.
Oh well, go figure...
thanks for the music.

From: Bakerbakers19
 Subject: 4/9 show
 Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 12:21:18 EDT

 hello peter...
i loved your intro to the show yesterday, very clever.
i enjoy  your show...
keep on truckin

one more thing, how come you didn't put bjork homeogenic in the best of 97?
I think thats one of the best albums in the universe. BJORK RULES!!

From: Coby
 Subject: Great show
 Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 17:10:02 EDT

 I heard your show for the first time today and I wanted to say great show--
It was such a nice change from the top forty crap you hear on the other stations-
can't wait to hear more-

To: <>
Subject: Thanks
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 22:12:01 -0500

Hey, Thanks for your great sense of music.
You put me in a good mood.

From: "Giddings, Sarah (NBC)"
To: "''" <>
Subject:  Another Song About Food
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 09:43:47 -0500

"Memphis Women and Fried Chicken"--Dan Penn

I love the list, thanks.

To: "''"
Subject: paolo conte
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 10:41:44 -0500

Hey, Peter,

thanks for all the Paolo Conte you've been playing.  my wife and i were at
the Beacon theater Monday, too.  it was beautiful.  what a great ensemble of
musicians.  Paolo must be pleased to have been received so well here in New
York.  hope you're doing well in the aftermath (or continuing-math) of all
the turmoil there at BAI.


From: "astroboy"
 Subject: morning becomes eclectic is like your doppleganger
 Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:21:13 -0800

 i am actually from the west coast and
 accidentilly found your porgrams website
while searching for memory gospel on yahoo
 i haven't heard your show but i did check out the
 playlists and all mixed up is damn great!!!!!
 The song choices are almost like those of morning
 becomes eclectic on kcrw-fm from santa monica
 you gotta check out morning becomes
 eclectic its like your doppleganger
 really its quite spooky
 oh yeah consider playing something by beth orton
 and william orbit next show they rock!

 Subject: perfect
 Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 11:08:33 EST

 What a web site!!
 What a service!!!

 i'm trying to get mine up, somehow this week.
 who did yours? amazing. how do you keep up?
 who's got time for a job?

 The GREATEST Audio show on Earth!!!
 thanks Bochan.    -the Gerbologist

From: "Fleming, Vic"
 To: "''" <>
 Subject: food songs -- here's mine
 Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 10:12:54 -0600

 Burgers and Fries (an autobiological salad - er, ballad)
 © 1997 By Vic Fleming

 (G) Burgers and fries, (C) burgers and fries
 (D) He's gonna love 'em till the (A) day he (D) dies
 (G) He don't like much, but he's in (C) paradise
 When you're (D) giving him a taste of (D7)- burgers and (G) fries

 (G) Forget about your pasta, leave the (C) lamb behind
 But (D) bring along some mustard and (A) he won't (D) mind
 If it's (G) medium, rare or (C) even well done
 As (D) long as it's a patty on a (D7) hamburger bun


 (G) Avocado ain't a-gotta shot at (C) making his slate
 And he's (D) a-gonna croak if arti- (A) -choke's on his (D) plate
 (G) Quiche lorraine is his (C) biggest pain
 (D) Sprouts are out and tofu is (D7) down the drain


 (G) He'd rather do a Wendy's or a (C) Mickey D's
 Than (D) ridiculous ridicchio and (A) billy goat (D) cheese
 (G) Spare him the asparagus and (C) Hollandaise
 Fry his (D) taters crisp and you're the (D7) queen of gourmets

 (G) Burgers and fries, (C) burgers and fries
 (D) He's gonna love 'em till the (A) day he (D) dies
 (G) He don't like much, but he's in (C) paradise
 When you're (D) feeding his face on -

 Burgers and (G) fries, (C) burgers and fries
 (D) He's gonna love 'em till the (A) day he (D) dies
 (G) He don't like much, but he's in (C) paradise
 When he's (D) stuffing his face with - burgers and (G) fries (C), (D), (G)

 Vic Fleming 

From: Sam Scali
 Subject: This morning's show
 Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:39:40 -0500

 Hi Peter,

 I tuned in this morning near the end of your first set. Just before a
 few closing lines of blues guitar there was a rollicking, rhythmic piece
 with a 60's guitar sound and minimal (if any) lyrics that I did not
 catch the name of. Any idea which song that was? Thanks, and I'll keep
 listening as always!



From: Rich Bernstein
 Subject: PJ who??
 Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 17:32:59 -0500

 Peter, I just purchased the PJ Harvey album Stories from the City after
 seeing that you claimed it is the best of 2000. I am quite suprised at you.
 Usually I can take your recommendations, sight unseen, and they work out
 pretty well. For example I got the new St Entienne CD on your recommendation
 list and also the new XTC album on the list and love them both. I also
 bought Kid A from RadioHead yesterday, and am giving it a listen to for the
 first time now. I can at least understand it and see how it can grow on you.
 But PJ Harvey? To tell you the truth, I just don't get it.


From: Larry Hirsch

 To: Peter Bochan <>
 Subject: RE: Museum of TV & Radio
 Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 22:42:30 -0500


 I heard on your program that you will be doing the Museum broadcast on
 February 12th. Please let me know if I can still get a ticket. I should
 mention that I am a member of both WBAI and the Museum of TV & Radio, in
 case that gives me any special privileges!

 Thanks again for your show and its wide-ranging music, and for your
 interview with Edward Yang. I agree that "Yi Yi' was the best movie of
 2000, but "Crouching Tiger" seems to get all the hype.

 Larry Hirsch 

From: "John  Thompson"
To: <>
Subject: playlist for jan 22
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 11:47:27 -0500

Hi Peter.  Listened to your show today for the first time and was blown away.
Great stuff, great commentary.  I was in my car and you played a couple tracks I was interested in --
checked for your playlist but couldn't find it.
The tune you played around 11:05 AM had a reprise something like: We live in a beautiful world....
You followed this with a mix -- sounded like movie soundtrack of Steve Martin dubbed over.
Can you tell me about these?  Thanks.  I'll be listening in the future.


From: ROKaplow
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 18:38:22 EST
Subject: M. Luther King, etc.

Dear Peter Bochan:  I was in the car for most of your show on Monday, Martin
Luther King day--and so I had the pleasure of listening carefully to it.  The
program was deeply moving--and deeply felt--and King's consideration of his
own obituary brought tears to my eyes.  I also appreciated your final moments
on the show--and your appeal to the powers of free speech.   That, too, was
deeply moving, deeply felt.

All best,

Robert Kaplow

From: "Kim Tyndall"
To: <>
Subject: My hopes for 2001
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:40:33 -0500

Dear Peter:

Thank you for all the great music these many years.  My thoughts are with
you and the other hosts and producers on WBAI.  It's very painful to hear
what is going on at the station.  I hope we all get through the crisis and
get back to the business of community radio.  I wish you the strength and
fortitude to weather this storm.  Take care and hope for better days.


Kim Tyndall

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:57:31 -0800
Subject: your fine work
From: Peter Kaufman
To: <>

I typically enjoy your work, and today was particularly moving. Thank you.

the interview you did with Ruth eddy on WPKN last Thursday was also a durn
fine thing. I get to receive both via the airwaves here in Port Chester.
Sort of the Bridgeport of Westchester county, but run by the Sopranos. Yo.

Anyways, I share your sentiments and ire. I'm pissed off and embarassed by
the public things (W) and the station's things (I'm in the dark to some
extent), but, back a ways is where the wrong fork seems ot have been taken.
These woods aren't full of snow, but they are full of something. apologies
to Mr. Frost.

Take it easy, but take it.

Peter Kaufman.

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 13:04:29 EST
From: GoodPoet06
Subject: Wow!
To: <>

Dear Peter,

   I just started listening intently to your show. Your genuine sadness concerning the Pacifica situation pulled me in.
It was the most sincere and interesting reaction I have seen anyone display so far.
   It is hard for me to accept the reactions of fear and denial that some producers and others are having. The audience members that call in and say, "We want to hear regular programming again." amazes me. What lazyold-bourgeois-'please entertain me-whimps.
   It encourages me that you are speaking the truth so eloquently and are still there.
Keep on fighting the good fight.


Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:35:43 EST
Subject: MLK Tribute Show


I've greatly enjoyed the program this morning -- both you evocative playlist,
combining such a rich tapestry of music and excerpts from MLK's major
speeches, and your perceptive commentary about the state of things at WBAI.

Many thanks!!!

All best wishes,

Elaine Perry

From: "April McGee"
To: <>
Subject: Order the CD's?
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:27:24 -0600

Hi Peter,
I'm listening to you on BAI right now.
And let me say just how glad I am that you're there!
I hope we can weather this round of the BAI/Pacifica
storm together -- and come out whole!  Sheesh ....

Nevertheless, I'd like to order a copy of any and
all CD's you have of short cuts: from the 60's to
the present.

How do I place my order and get you the money?
- april -

 Subject: thanks
 Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 17:34:10 EST

 For staying centered in yet another tempest of internal Pacifica conflict.

 Thanks for integrating both Moby and Radiohead into significance linkage in
 your essential sound collages.

 jim fouratt 

 Subject: Pkn listner!!!
 Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 17:12:28 EST

 Peter, Just caught your piece on PKN 1/11/01 and the ensuing interview,
nice to get some info on the person behind the work!
As I don't get BAI here in the netherlands of CT.
I guess there was the web before the crap hit the fan...
One thing I wanted to say that I always listened to your piece
 every year to see how you depicted the year...
 A question to you is: How do you handle the copyrights and ASCAP/BMI
 issues  in the public display of your work. NO I do not work for any of those groups.
 If you have the chance write back!


 Subject: Re: the Editing of the Content....
 Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 07:59:22 EST

 Dear Peter, About which I most certainly am NOT content!! I'm making MY
 share of noise about this, even though I have been physically ill and having
 to deal with severe abuse in my present situation....I'm still trying to do
 whatever I can about the beleaguered station...all those who ARE so
 threatened and concerned should NOT be let DOWN! I KNOW what it is like to
 have very little or no help! Inseverely frightening circumstances! I CAN
 ---and have BEEN!--finding many people online who are sometime listeners who
 didn't even KNOW about the crisis, much less know how to deal with it! 

 To: BP <>
 Subject: you, too, now?
 Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:25:11 -0500

 hey peter.
 somebody on the wfmu gab email list referred to you being censored on 'bai.
 but they didn't elaborate.

 i heard part of your show this monday, but i didn't catch anything that
 made me think something was up.

 so, what's up?

 this is such a bizarre situation. this is not a good time for a resource
 like wbai to be in disarray.


Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:39:01 EST
Subject: question about Pacifica Board of Directors


often, your show is so muscially stimulating,
that i find myself practicing at the piano by 11
but on monday i stayed to the end because i was interested in the censorship news

my question, which i can't find answered anywhere:
I know they didn't fall from the sky ...  what was the process?

if you can't find time to answer i'll understand  ... and will get the answer

thanks,  ira goldstein

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:34:59 -0800 (PST)
From: bill satoris
Subject: Re: Order Status

Peter -

The 3 CD anniversary set finally arrived this weekend. Thanks again, they're really great.  Your work captures so much....
you warn that we all edit reality, but your editing seems to track pretty well with my own view of things....
I think what I like is the way historical moments are distilled with political, cultural, and artistic counterpoint.....
sort of a sound montage haiku....very evocative ..
ANYWAY I really like what you've done and would love to hear more....

I tried to listen to your WBAI audiostream yesterday, but .... the music was pretty low fidelity,
the portion of the 21st Century Shortcut came through a little better.
It sounds like you are still editing/finishing a final version of that program but I think I'd add that to my list when it's available....
So, when time allows, please let me know your suggestions...
Thanks again and good luck with the  WBAI/Pacifica crisis

From: "Eva Yaa Asantewaa"
To: <>
Subject: censorship at WBAI
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 09:13:43 -0500

Just got an email about the censorship of your most recent Shortcuts
program.  Outrageous.  I've been a fan of yours for many years.  Just keep
being true to yourself.  We appreciate it.

WBAI listener/former producer-host

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 00:59:20 EST
Subject: (no subject)

Peter, you are the best.

Date:  8 Jan 2001 14:13:29 EST
From: Tom Shields
Subject: Thank You....

Dear Peter,  I have listened to you for years....You have inspired me and
taught me much. I wanted to thank you, to support you, and let you know how
wonderful and unique your show is.

         You are the best,

Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 12:50:51 EST
Subject: No Subject

Dear Peter,

I wanted to drop you a note of appreciation for the work you do, which I've
enjoyed for years, and for your show today,1/8. It was poignant and pointed,
and I feel for all of you who are caught up in this nightmare.
You were brave to air your pieces and to take your stand,
and I hope you can continue to do so.

your listener, Ellen Goldin

Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 08:55:24 EST
Subject: How could you have missed....

Jimmy Buffett's "Elvis Imitator"?????


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