Android App Addicts

aaa-logo-220I don’t usually talk about stuff I do for my day job here, but when I do it’s because it’s particularly interesting or amusing for this audience. I recently appeared on the popular podcast Android App Addicts first as an interviewee and then as a guest commentator for a few episodes. Basically, it’s three guys who casually talk about Android apps, bring a few each episode to share and discuss. The conversation is at a the level of the geek user rather than deeply technical.  I appear in episodes 210-213 if you want to check it out. In episodes 211 and 213, I do share some cat-related apps, as well as a synth app in 212 🙂

The hosts, Steve Cherubino, Steve McLaughlin, and Eric Arduini were very open and welcoming, and I would like the thank them for having me.  It was a lot of fun, though I do hate the sound of my own voice.  It also reminds me of the challenges of speaking extemporaneously – in music I can do that with ease, but not as much with speech.

One day when I have free time (?) I would like to restart a CatSynth podcast, basically starting where I left off with the World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio but taking it in less strictly musical directions.

New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, Final Episode

My final show for the World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio aired last Thursday (10/10). The podcast is now online.

For a full playlist, please visit Spinitron.

It was a lot of fun to do this show for a year, but as my own musical work expands and other responsibilities continue, it is no longer sustainable. I hope to start a more modest podcast series next year, though, and don’t rule out returning the SF Community Radio in the future. Please visit SFCR’s website to find out more about the work they are doing and the great shows that will be continuing.

New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, September 26, 2013

The latest, and second-to-last, episode of the World of Wonder is up and posted for your listening pleasure.

For a complete playlist, please visit Spinitron.

This show will be coming to an end soon, with a final show on October 10. It has been a great experience, but no longer sustainable given an increasingly frequent performance schedule, maintaining this site, and making sure to set aside enough time each week to take care of myself and Luna. It is possible that I will start up an independent podcast in 2014, so stay tuned…

New Podcast: World of Wonder, July 4 Edition

The podcast of the July 4 edition of The World of Wonder is now available!

The program includes a wide range of music on the theme of “American”, from Charles Ives to Marvin Gaye to the Deletist to Melissa Dunphy’s comic opera based on the Alberto Gonzales hearings (anyone remember him?). Please visit Spinitron for the full playlist.

New Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth April 11, 2013

The latest podcast is up! You can check it out via the player below or by following this link.

The World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, April 11, 2013


10:00AM-10:05AM (4:27) Ata “Sote” Ebtakar “Dastgaah (Part 2)” from Dastgaah (Part 2) (MP3, Single)

10:05AM-10:08AM (3:46) Bobby Womack “Across 110th Street” from Midnight Mover: The Bobby Womack Story (CD, 1993)

10:08AM-10:25AM (16:59) Horaflora “Live @ Weirdstock Three, Boston MA 2011” from Live @ Weirdstock Three, Boston MA 2011 (Single, 2013)

10:25AM-10:29AM (3:49) Mehrpouya “Soul Raga” from Persian Funk (CD, 2011)

10:29AM-10:36AM (6:58) Spezza Roto “Mille Desideri” from Tredici Canzoni

10:36AM-10:50AM (14:13) Music For Hard Times (Tom Nunn & Paul Winstanley) “Besplat” from 8:30:11 (CD)

10:50AM-11:01AM (10:51) Sonny Memorial Quartet Clark with Ray Drummond, Wayne Horvit “Voodoo – Sonny Memorial Quartet Clark with Ray Drummond, Way” from Voodoo (CD, 1986)

11:02AM-11:10AM (8:01) Eji Oyewole “Unity Of Africa” from Nigeria 70 – Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju from 19 (MP3, 2011)

11:10AM-11:21AM (10:41) Harry Partch “Exordium: The Beginning Of A Web” from Delusion Of The Fury (MP3, 1999)

11:21AM-11:29AM (8:20) Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble “Quiet Emperor” from Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble I (CD, Classical, 2008) on De Stijl Music

11:30AM-11:34AM (3:58) Fred Frith “Absent Friends” from Cheap At Half the Price (CD, 2004) on RER Megacorp

11:34AM-11:42AM (8:16) Richard Devine “Oxin2lin” from Risp LP (2012) on Detroit Underground

11:42AM-11:48AM (6:27) Mitchell Akiyama “Alt Then Felt” from Small Explosions That Are Your’s to Keep (2005) on Sub Rosa (Belgium)

11:48AM-11:56AM (8:10) Jurica Jelic “Seaside Sketches” from Distant Memories (2012) on Alrealon Music

11:56AM-11:59AM (2:49) Colleen “Goodbye Sunshine” from Everyone Alive Wants Answers (CD, 2003) on The Leaf Label

Latest Podcast: World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth

Better late than never, my most recent podcast is now available! The show originally aired on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile) on March 28.

This episode features a special intro track composed by Michael Durek of The Use specifically for the show, as well as an exclusive preview of his new album. The intro track fits so well I will probably use it for upcoming shows, too. Full playlist is below.

10:04AM-10:11AM (6:22) The Use “Where Ya Been So Long” from Where Ya Been So Long (Single, 2013)

10:11AM-10:15AM (4:18) The Use “Jersey Ripe” from Jersey Ripe (Single, 2013)

10:15AM-10:20AM (5:39) The Use “Aunt Joanne’s Metaphysics March” from Aunt Joanne’s Metaphysics March (Single, 2013)

10:21AM-10:34AM (13:09) Dewanatron “Night Town” from Irregular Hours, Vol. 1 (2006) on Obedience School Music

10:34AM-10:47AM (12:40) EKG “5” from Object 2 (2003)

10:47AM-10:59AM (11:36) Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra & Wanda Wilkomirska “Capriccio for violin & orchestra” from Matrix 5 – Penderecki: Anaklasis, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima (Classical, 1994) on EMI Classics

11:00AM-11:04AM (4:27) The Use “Time Burton” from Time Burton (Single, 2013)

11:04AM-11:09AM (5:10) The Use with Rachel Mason “Bird Song” from Bird Song (Single, 2013)

11:09AM-11:19AM (9:50) Rent Romus “Quest for Reality, Pt. 2” from PKD Vortex Project (Jazz, 2001) on Edgetone Records (USA)

11:20AM-11:32AM (12:59) Markus Hauke & Mainz Percussion Ensemble “Credo In Us” from John Cage – Music for Percussion Quartet (MP3, Album, Classical, 1998) on Digitalpressure/Col Legno Musikproduktion (Germany)

11:32AM-11:37AM (4:02) Xinlisupreme “I.T.D.O.O.M.” from Murder License (Rock, 2002) on FatCat Records (USA)

11:37AM-11:49AM (12:58) Vinny Golia Sextet “Btso (Big Time Secret Organization)” from Abstractions And Retrocausalities (CD, Album, Jazz, 2011) on Nine Winds (USA)

11:49AM-11:59AM (9:17) E.A.R. “Spacestation” from Phenomena 256 (Rock, 1996) on Sympathy For The Record Industry

New Podcast: World of Wonder, Cat Edition

My latest podcast is up. This is an episode I have wanted to do for a while for my show The World of Wonder on San Francisco Community Radio (KUSF in Exile). It features tracks by several friends, and a special guest appearance by “DJ Luna.” Please check it out.

World of Wonder, Cat Edition, March 14, 2013

With DJ CatSynth and guest appearance by DJ Luna

10:00AM-10:04AM (3:44) Ubiquity “Everybody Wants to Be a Cat (The Aristocats)” from Rewind! 5 (2006)

10:04AM-10:10AM (5:58) Cujo “Cat People” from Trip Hop & Jazz 4 (1998)

10:10AM-10:14AM (4:13) Protea “Mau Bast (feat. Retribution Body)” from Going Forth By Night (Rock, 2011) on Protea

10:14AM-10:18AM (4:08) Pram “Track of the Cat” from Dark Island (2003) on Merge Records

10:18AM-10:24AM (6:06) Psychic TV “BLACK CAT” from Trip Reset (Rock, 1995) on Genesis P-Orridge

10:24AM-10:31AM (6:40) cEvin Key “Wind On Small Paws” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:32AM-10:42AM (10:18) cEvin Key “Meteorite” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:42AM-10:44AM (1:30) cEvin Key “Musik fur Cats” from Music For Cats (1998) on Metropolis Records

10:44AM-10:48AM (4:35) The Lions “Jungle Struttin’” from Jungle Struttin’ (CD, Album, Reggae, 2008) on Ubiquity Recordings, Inc. (USA)

10:48AM-10:50AM (1:39) Joseph Keckler “Cat Names” from Cat Names – Single (2011) on Joseph Keckler

10:50AM-10:55AM (4:47) Amar Chaudhary “Octave Cat Improvisation 24 April 2007” from Octave Cat Improvisation 24 April 2007 (Single, 2007)

10:55AM-10:57AM (1:58) The Felines “Daddy Walk” from Daddy Walk – EP (2012) on Dirty Water Records

10:57AM-10:59AM (2:21) The Felines “BOOTS” from Daddy Walk – EP (2012) on Dirty Water Records

11:00PM-11:04PM (3:38) The Cure “The Love Cats” from Staring At The Sea: The Singles 1979-1985 (1983)

11:04PM-11:13PM (9:12) Nommo Ogo “A Call to Cats On the MMoon” from Across Time and Space (2009) on Record Label RecordsLocal

11:13PM-11:18PM (4:52) ISAN “Kittenplan A” from Lucky Cat (2001) on morr music

11:18PM-11:25PM (7:06) ISAN “Caddis” from Lucky Cat (2001) on morr music

11:25PM-11:29PM (3:59) Dale Hoyt “Transgenic Hairshirt” from Transgenic Hairshirt (Single)

11:29PM-11:30PM (1:26) Kristin Miltner “Space Shooter: Girl Avatar” from Library Catalog Music Series: Music For Dreaming and Playing(2010) on Asthmatic Kitty (US)

11:30PM-11:32PM (1:24) Kristin Miltner “Leapster WordChasers (like Pac Man, with kitties)” from Leapfrog Leapster

11:33PM-11:38PM (4:44) Mindaugas Piecaitis with Nora the Piano Playing Cat “CATcerto” from CATcerto (Single, 2009)

11:38PM-11:42PM (3:59) No No Nancy “Metal Squirrel Space Adventure HQ” from Metal Squirrel Space Adventure HQ (Single, 2004)

11:42PM-11:44PM (2:44) Kodek “The Tin Foil Cat Groove” from Offline Synthwave (2012) on UNIVERSAL FUNK RECORDS

11:44PM-11:49PM (4:57) Protea “Sa Sekhem Sahu (feat. tara ntula)” from Going Forth By Night (Rock, 2011) on Protea

11:49PM-11:50PM (0:40) Theresa Wong “Feline Pantomime” from The Unlearning (2011) on Tzadik

11:50PM-11:53PM (3:20) Kitten On the Keys “Mister Deep Blue Sea” from Salty Meat Girl (2007) on Rug Burn SF

11:53PM-11:59PM (5:38) Cat Power “ENOUGH” from Myra Lee (1996) on Smells Like Records


World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth, February 28, 2013

The podcast of my most recent World of Wonder radio show is up!

Follow this link if the embedded version does not work for you.

A noisy electronic edition of the World of Wonder for February 28, 2013

0:00:00) Opening Chimes / Announcements
0:00:43) TaTE, Matador, Ph: 0439544574
0:08:50) Wildflowers, David Dunn, Four Electroacoustic Compositions (2002)
0:23:08) Sleepwalking, Pas/Hati Present: P.H.A.S.T.I., The Stage Of Sleep: A Metaphor For Torun (2011)
0:30:14) Announcements
0:31:10) Craterellus Cornucopioides, Horaflora, Craterellus Cornucopioides (2010)
0:49:50) epirex motor, Signal, robotron (2007)
0:54:07) Concert For Excalators Part 1, Thom Poe, Project>Soundwave (2004)
1:01:04) Station ID / Announcements
1:01:42) Ciat Demo As Rhapsodized SIDE A, Headboggle, Ciat Demo As Rhapsodized (2010)
1:18:16) Scene 21, Jurica Jelic, Jurica Jelic – Distant Memories (2012)
1:23:23) Universal, Kosma, Trip Hop & Jazz 4 (1998)
1:30:01) Sakae, Xinlisupreme, Murder Licence (2002)
1:32:43) Announcements
1:33:06) Night Town, Dewanatron, Irregular Hours, Vol. 1 (Live at Pierogi) (2010)
1:46:14) Okay Okay, Damero, Happy In Grey (2007)
1:51:13) Delta 6 (Hydrophonic), Experimental Audio Research, Phenomena 256 (1996)
1:59:36) Closing announcements

World of Wonder with DJ CatSynth

My latest podcast for the World of Wonder is up!

You can click here if the embedded player doesn’t work.

This episode’s playlist:

10:00AM-10:08AM (7:22) Mary Halvorson and Weasel Walter “The Art Deco Hairbrush” from Opulence (2008) on ugEXPLODE Records

10:08AM-10:13AM (5:21) Jon Raskin And Carla Harryman “LA Reactive Meme” from Open Box (CD, 2012)

10:13AM-10:21AM (7:38) Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble “Darkness Caught By Embers” from Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble I (Classical, 2008) on De Stijl Music

10:21AM-10:57AM (35:27) Instagon “Thee Perlexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel” from Thee Perlexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel (2012)

10:59AM-11:29AM (30:24) Instagon “Thee Sickness ov Losing Friends Over Stupid Stuff On Facebook” from Thee Perlexity ov a Shrinking Steering Wheel (2012)

11:29AM-11:37AM (8:02) Vinny Golia Sextet “Abstroblue (Greetings Fellow Stargazers!)” from Abstractions And Retrocausalities (CD, Album, Jazz, 2011) on Nine Winds (USA)

11:37AM-11:45AM (8:00) Myrmyr “Thunder Stars” from Fire Star (CD, 2012)

11:45AM-11:48AM (3:00) Music For Hard Times (Tom Nunn & Paul Winstanley) “Plabas” from 8:30:11

11:57AM-11:59AM (2:06) Chris Cutler & Thomas DiMuzio “When Cracks Appear: Reappearance Of BirdsWhen Cracks Appear: Things Roll Backwards Then” from Quake (CD, 1999)