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
"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!
Thanks for the great music!Happy Holidays,
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!
Loving the show today. Amazing amount of work you put into your shows!! Thank you!!Janet
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.
Peter Bochan's always stunning annual year-end review in sound.
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
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
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.
can the whole song be had for either love or
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!
To: "'Peter Bochan'" <email@example.com>
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...
I heard the 13th of September show in the car,
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.
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.
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.
You’re great at what you do. Please keep doing it.
I have been a WBAI person on and off since 1979
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
The fire of old was upon the airwaves!
Needless to say, current technology being what
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
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”
appropriate for your purposes!
I particularly enjoyed your work circa 1984,
time of the ascendancy of Reagan-speak...
BTW: You have undoubtedly noticed that there
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!
Subject: Wrong info. in playlist 9-6-03
From: Maria Joaquina Nuñez
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.
I don't live in NY anymore
& is there anyway that I can listen to your show (or past shows) on the web?
"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"
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.
Subject: Tuning in from the other side of the
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
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,
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,
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:19:28 EDT
Subject: elvis song written by me/
demoed in nashville by session artisits
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.
How about this one:
"Jelly Roll Gumdrop" - Frank Zappa
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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.
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. ..
....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 ..
I was driving South on the NYS Thruway when I
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.
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.......
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).
Subject: did you realize
what you said last show?
You mentioned you had gotten a CD wrapped in
and how bizarre that was. And then you said you 'put it on'.
Now was that the CD or the bikini? [chuckle]
We have an Elvis song to add to http://www.mixedup.com/elvissongs.htm
It is "Champagne Dreams" "Cybelvis Monroe" - a blend of Elvis & Marilyn Monroe...& accordion!
Here's more info about the recording: http://funduo.com/cybelvis/3someCD/
Sorry we don't have any Nixon tunes!
Graceful Land, USA
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...
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.
A friend alerted me to your site
(we share a Nixon obsession).
should add Jefferson Airplane's excellent "Mexico" to your list of Nixon
songs--it's about Nixon's 1970 crackdown on dope smuggling.
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,
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.
(longtime wbai supporter
We appreciated the show dedicated to Joe Strummer.
Keep Up The Good Work
Richard and Andrea
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.
Modern Art Music
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 master...it 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 through...as 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
big joe fitz
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.
I like your show.
It's smooth & comfortable
and yet stimulating at the same time.
I guess the selections
represent the selector.
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.
streaming over wbai.org across the wireless LAN
I have set up from our basement office here in Lawrence, KS -
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Free the Media
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...
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.
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.
Continue playing the music that stops people from changing that station.
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.
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 (www.lastfiveyears.com), 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!)
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
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.
Joe Di Pietro
Easty Meadow, NY
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).
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!
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]
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
enjoyed the manu the last couple of weeks.
great job on that who intro with shrub's s.o.t.u. speech!
kinda obvious, i guess,
but expertly executed!
I don't think I saw "When I Take My Sugar to
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,
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).
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?
From the provinces
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!!!!
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,
Just recently have discovered your show on WBAI.
Where can I find a playlist?
I'm particularly interested in the past month.
Thanks for your help.
Keep up the great tunes.
Peter - Unfortunately I got in just at the near
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-
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
YOU ARE THE BEST.
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.
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?
Just another listener/fan,
letting you know how wonderful it is
to have you back on the air!
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,
Hi...my 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!
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 lives...you'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...
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
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
We meant to get back for the last group, but a screening room swallowed us up.
Truly, the Howard Fishman Group did the trick...
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-
Since the bombings, your voice and orchestration
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Peter <email@example.com>
Subject: EXCELLENT SHOW!!!
Dearest Sweet Peter,
We figured out how to tape your show from the
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
We just don't have shows like yours in Chicago...it's too bad.
Talk to you soon and later,
JinJa & Grant, aka Utah Carol
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
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...
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 masterful...it'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.
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"...
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
... I wanted to personally thank you for today's
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.
I heard pieces of your special 911 (WTC) mix
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
....by many, many appreciative fans.
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
From: Giovanni Sollima (italy)
To: Peter Bochan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am shocked! Terrible.
Please, give me news about you!
Just a quick note from an appreciative
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.
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
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,
Thanks for playing those excerpts from
"Free For All" episode.
Warmed my heart.
have been in NYC for better part of a year
surprised at how poor radio can be here
your show is a true oasis in the desert
keep it up
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.
Thank you for last Monday's "All Mixed Up" on
After the first cuts, I dove for the tape recorder so have most of it.
I play it a lot.
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.)
p.s. My vote is for MORE World/Electronic/old
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?
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
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.
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.
let's grind the bastards down.
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!
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?
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.
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?
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.
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!!
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-
Hey, Thanks for your great sense of music.
You put me in a good mood.
"Memphis Women and Fried Chicken"--Dan Penn
I love the list, thanks.
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.
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!
What a web site!!
What a service!!!
i'm trying to get mine up, somehow this
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
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
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
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
(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
(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)
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!
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.
To: Peter Bochan <email@example.com>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All best wishes,
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
all CD's you have of short cuts: from the 60's to
How do I place my order and get you the money?
- april -
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.
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!
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!
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.
Hello, ALL MIXED UP
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:
WHO CHOOSES THE PACIFICA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
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
The 3 CD anniversary set finally arrived this
weekend. Thanks again, they're really great. Your work captures
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
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
Peter, you are the best.
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,
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
Jimmy Buffett's "Elvis Imitator"?????
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