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Your weekly trip across the world with radio, stories, histories, languages and more. A travel show turning chaos into different chaos. || Send travel tips to: tourism at wfmu dot org ++ updates on Instagram @theblindtourist

The Blind Tourist with Adriene | WFMU Adriene and WFMU

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Your weekly trip across the world with radio, stories, histories, languages and more. A travel show turning chaos into different chaos. || Send travel tips to: tourism at wfmu dot org ++ updates on Instagram @theblindtourist

    a summer dream noir from Jun 20, 2022

    a summer dream noir from Jun 20, 2022

    Angelo Badalamenti - "Dance Of The Dream Man" [Twin Peaks] [0:00:00]

    - "interlude - it's 2011" [0:05:30]

    Music behind DJ:

    Aphex Twin - "#7" - Selected Ambient Works Volume II [Act I: What dreams?] [0:04:02]



    Biosphere - "Chukhung" [0:12:40]

    - "Abandoned Mystery Fun House - Hurricane Irma Damage" [0:22:06]

    - "ASMR - Night in the city (rain, thunder, traffic & city sounds...)" [0:26:57]

    Slum Village - "The Look Of Love (Part One)" [0:24:06]

    - "Dark Passage (1947)" [0:27:35]

    - "interlude - a train" [0:28:07]

    Federale - "Black Sunday" - The Blood Flowed Like Wine [A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)] [0:28:32]

    - "interlude - night time walking" [0:32:33]

    ewa awe - "Nocturne Date" - NMT Chapter 1 [0:32:46]

    - "the rapture of 2011" [0:34:10]

    Music behind DJ:

    Aphex Twin - "#7" [Act II: the summer of 2011...] [0:37:43]



    - "interlude - dreams in 2011" [0:42:58]

    - "ASMR - Night in the city (rain, thunder, traffic & city sounds...)" [0:43:45]

    - "interlude - walking in the city" [0:45:57]

    Klein - "Enough Is Enough" [0:49:19]

    - "Creative Engineering Early Animatronics (Willy Wabbit/Mystery Fun House)" [0:54:34]

    Jana Winderen - "Energy Field" - Energy Field [0:54:40]

    Nadia Sirota - "Tooth and Nail (Missy Mazzoli)" [0:56:19]

    - "The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)" [1:04:44]

    Julee Cruise - "Summer Kisses, Winter Tears" [Until the End of the World (1991)] [1:05:58]

    John Barry - "I'm Burning Up" [Body Heat (1981)] [1:08:35]

    - "interlude - jon is watching a dancing man" [1:08:52]

    Sonic Youth - "Superstar" [1:09:49]

    - "interlude - a room is ringing" [1:13:34]

    Beach House - "Space Song" [1:13:41]

    Music behind DJ:

    Astor Piazzolla - "Milonga Del Angel" [Act III: The first lucid dream] [1:18:42]



    Frankie Chan and Roel Garcia - "The Killer's Death" [Fallen Angels (1995)] [1:24:03]

    - "interlude - trains at night" [1:27:22]

    Miles Davis - "L'Assassinat De Carala" [Elevator to the Gallows (1958)] [1:29:31]

    Janet Cardiff - "The Missing Voice (Case Study B)" [1:31:49]

    Music behind DJ:

    Aphex Twin - "#7" [Act IV: Figuring out a space] [1:38:43]



    Jana Winderen - "Energy Field" - Energy Field [1:45:44]

    - "interlude - jason starts living" [1:41:49]

    Fiona Apple - "On The Bound" [1:47:45]

    - "interlude - the phone is ringing" [1:53:00]

    Acavernus & Yantra - "Enigma" - Gnose [1:53:08]

    - "Under the Silver Lake (2018)" [1:54:42]

    - "Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)" [1:56:31]

    Henri Texier - "Annobon" - Carnet de routes [1:56:09]

    Marelene Dietrich - "The Laziest Gal In Town" [Stage Fright (1950)] [2:01:14]

    Two Tons of Fun - "Taking Away Your Space" - Taking Away Your Space [2:04:24]

    Cities and Memory - "Between two bridges (New York)" - Future Cities - the recordings [2:10:49]

    Cities and Memory - "Underground brass band (Moscow)" - Future Cities - the recordings [2:12:05]

    - "Double Indemnity (1944)" [2:13:46]

    Kavinsky - "Night Call" [Drive (2011)] [2:15:09]

    [The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)] [2:18:58]

    Farah - "You Make Me Wanna Die" [2:19:06]

    - "Brick (2005)" [2:23:31]

    Music behind DJ:

    Helios - "Homero Hymnus" - Unomia [Act V: The dancing man and the loop] [2:23:38]



    Leonard Cohen - "You Want It Darker" [2:28:00]

    - "Abandoned Mystery Fun House - Hurricane Irma Damage" [2:32:40]

    - "ASMR - Night in the city (rain, thunder, traffic & city sounds...)" [2:34:44]

    Howard Shore - "Primordial Rapture" [Crimes of the Future] [2:32:44]

    - "interlude - a ringing room and a storm" [2:35:24]

    Music behind DJ:

    [Act VI: The blizzard the the mystery fun house wizard] [2:37:44]



    2814 - "テレパシー" - 新しい日の誕生 [2:38:55]

    Shitkid - "Never Seen A Girl" - Fish [2:47:04]

    - "interlude - another ringing room" [2:50:57]

    Music behind DJ:

    Melvin Van Peebles - "Sweetbacks Theme" [Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song] [2:52:14]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/116820

    Somewhere between waking and sleeping from Sep 6, 2021

    Somewhere between waking and sleeping from Sep 6, 2021

    This is my last episode for the summer before I take some time off from the show. Figured the best way to go out is by falling asleep.......

    Sarah Vaughan - "Tonight I Shall Sleep" [0:00:30]

    - "the sound of goats crossing the road" [0:05:41]

    - "Tiana waiting at the door" [0:06:06]

    - "Bec falling asleep" [0:05:11]

    - "water from Leviathan (2012 documentary)" [0:07:37]

    The Beatles - "The End (but only the beginning)" [0:07:32]

    - "iPhone alarm" [0:13:05]

    - "Morning Flower (aka the Samsung default alarm)" [0:13:01]

    - "two unidentified snoring people in 2013" [0:13:59]

    - "Bec falling asleep and describing their bedroom" [0:15:45]

    - "Morning Flower" [0:16:56]

    - "iPhone alarm" [0:17:24]

    The Beatles - "The End (but only the beginning)" [0:17:38]

    Laurel Halo - "Moontalk" [0:19:13]

    The Beatles - "The End" [0:25:24]

    encyclopedia Britannica films - "sleep for health" [0:26:05]

    Guy Birkin - "Grimbocar Wood Rain" [0:27:29]

    - "Bec falling asleep and describing their bedroom" [0:28:48]

    Jusell, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi - "Chopin Park Kite" [0:25:56]

    Darla Smoking - "Sandcry" - Extinct [0:35:43]

    - "you're waking up a little and c-span is on" [0:39:24]

    - "Morning Flower" [0:39:43]

    - "Melissa's dream" [from an interview with Melissa Pons - full hour with Melissa from July 26, 2021] [0:39:51]

    Bobby Lee - "Fire Medicine Man" [0:42:05]

    - "Camilla's dream" [from an interview with Camilla Nelson - full hour with Camilla from July 5, 2021] [0:42:10]

    - "Jon's dream" [from an interview with Jon Tjhia - full hour with Jon from August 16, 2021] [0:43:09]

    Anthology 2 - "And Your Bird Can Sing (take 2)" [0:45:55]

    - "哈哈 (haha)" [0:47:54]

    Jill Scott - "When I Wake Up" [0:48:56]

    - "Bec is half awake" [0:53:15]

    Elvis Presley - "Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Laughing Version)" [0:56:58]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/107604

    Hugh Raffles from Aug 30, 2021

    Hugh Raffles from Aug 30, 2021

    Talking with author and anthropologist Hugh Raffles about Insectopedia!

    Chris Watson - "Cracking Viscera" [0:00:38]

    Reading from Insectopedia, AIR




    " On August 10, 1926, a Stinson Detroiter SM-1 six-seater monoplane took off from the rudimentary airstsrip at Tallulah, Louisiana. The Detroiter was the first airplane built with an eclectic starter motor, wheel, breaks and a heated cabin, but it was not a good clumber, so the pilot leveled off quickly, circled the airstrip and surrounding landscape, held open the specifically fitted sticky trap beneath the plant’s wing for the designated ten minutes, and soon returned to land. As he touched down, P.A. Glick and his colleagues at the Division of Cotton Insect Investigations of the US Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine ran out to meet him.


    It was a historic flight: the first attempt to collect insects by airplane. Glick and his associated as well as researchers at the department ofAgriculture and at regional organizations such as the New York State Museum, were trying to discover the migration secrets of gypsy moths, cotton bollworm moths, and other insects that were munching their way through the nations natural resources. They wanted to predict infestations, to know what might happen next. How could they contain these insect enemies if they didn’t know ehre, when, and how they traveled?


    "

    Pauline Oliveros, David Rothenberg & Timothy Hill - "As Many Inside as Outside" [0:01:44]

    - "Talking to Hugh Raffles" [0:02:49]

    David Dunn - "The Sound of Light in Trees: The Acoustic Ecology of Pinyon Pines" [0:04:49]

    Yarrow - "Death" [0:04:52]

    Jana Winderen - "The Listener" [0:07:40]

    - "Hugh Raffles: insects as insects" [0:07:43]

    - "Camilla Nelson: knowledge" [0:07:47]

    - "Hugh Raffles: On David Dunn's The Sound of Light in Trees" [0:11:19]

    Reading from Insectopedia, "The sound of global warming"




    "Listen. They’re coming through loud and clear. Those squeaky chirps are the pinon engraver beetles. The female has a small, hard comb on the back of her head, which she grates against a scraper located under the front edge of her prothrax. The male makes sounds too, but no one is sure how. But more than just the sound of life in trees, the soundscape is the soundtrack to an epidemic. These nosy beetles are not merely symptoms of global warming, says Dunn and Crutchfield; they are also its cause. Dunn and Crutchfield see forest dynamics as a cybernetic feedback loop accelerating under conditions of climate change. With their relentless successful adaptive population dynamics, the insects drive the system past equilibrium. Decisive in feeling the forest and so releasing carbon stored in tree biomass and captured during tree growth, bark beetles become the accelerating motor of what Dunn and Crutchfield call “entomogenic climate change”

    - "Jon Tjhia: on insects" [0:12:32]

    - "Melissa Pons: Danger of insects" [0:13:29]

    - "Hugh Raffles: Insect stories" [0:13:32]

    Black Dice - "Creatures" [0:14:39]

    Reading from Insectopedia "Nightmares" :




    "“ There is the nightmare of swarming and a nightmare of crawling. There is the nightmare of burrowing and the nightmare of being seen in the dark. There is the nightmare of turning the overhead light on just as the carpet scatters. There is the nightmare of being without reason and the nightmare of being unable to communicate. There is the nightmare of their being out to get us. "

    - "removing a bug from your ear ASMR" [0:16:45]

    Reading from Insectopedia "Nightmares" : "There is the nightmare of knowing and the nightmare of nonrecognition. There is the nightmare of not seeing the face. There is the nightmare of not having a face. There is the nightmare of too many limbs. There is the nightmare of all this, plus invisibility"

    - "Hugh Raffles: Insect Research Funding" [0:20:52]

    - "Bots That Mimic Bugs: Part 1.1" [0:20:55]

    Renaldo And The Loaf - "Frass" [0:22:10]

    Money Mark - "Insects Are All Around Us" [0:24:06]

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    [Rebroadcast] Clouds from Aug 23, 2021

    [Rebroadcast] Clouds from Aug 23, 2021

    Tonight’s episode is a rerun of a show from February 28th, 2019 about Clouds. For a full track list and more info from this episode visit: https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/84456
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/107162

    Jon Tjhia from Aug 16, 2021

    Jon Tjhia from Aug 16, 2021

    Spending the hour with Jon Tjhia (Paper Radio, essays and other things, Radio Row, Dec 20 2020) talking about talking, the greediness of a microphone, clouds and a lack of wisdom.

    Jon walking in the clouds

    People Like Us - "Lost In The Dark" - Welcome Abroad [0:02:43]

    Burnford, Paul; Pyramid Films, inc - "Art--people--feelings" [0:03:33]

    Bobby Lee - "Rule the Summer Clouds" [0:04:18]

    Jon Tjhia - "Rinse and Repeat from Separation Studies" [0:04:51]

    Jon on Rinse and Repeat

    Steve Reich - "Music For Pieces Of Wood" [0:13:57]

    Jon on the little hints

    Speed Painters - "Footpath Underwater" [0:14:54]

    Jon on microphones

    Jackson C. Frank - "Blues Run the Game (but it's looping and layered)" [0:21:57]

    Ali Farka Touré - "Radio Mali" - Radio Mali [0:31:44]

    Jon on feeling talking

    Antonio Sanchez - "Night Chatter" [0:35:55]

    Alan on the eyes of the interpreter

    Jon Tjhia - "untitled loop (1)" - ServiceEtc [0:36:32]

    Jon Tjhia - "untitled loop (2)" - ServiceEtc [0:39:52]

    Connie Converse - "Talkin' Like You (Two Tall Mountains)" [0:43:16]

    Farah - "The Only One" [0:46:11]

    Jon Tjhia - "untitled loop (3_" - ServiceEtc [0:51:33]

    Jon on tangents

    Jon Tjhia - "untitled loop (4)" - ServiceEtc [0:54:32]

    ii - "Mt Mirror" [0:55:40]

    Jon on cloud jumping

    Tachycardie - "Directement au voleur" [0:57:59]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/106834

    Postcards from Jason on a comfortable odyssey from Aug 9, 2021

    Postcards from Jason on a comfortable odyssey from Aug 9, 2021

    My friend Jason is sending me audio postcards from comfortable places, or at least places that offer some illusion of comfort.

    David Byrne - "True Stories (film)" - n/a

    Frank Ocean - "Moon River" - Moon River [0:01:36]

    David Byrne - "True Stories (film)" - n/a [0:06:07]

    Li Yilei - "CHU / 處" - 之 / OF [0:05:28]

    Postcard from Jason in Cherry Hill New Jersey

    Bobby Lee - "Looking for Pine and Obsidian" - Origin Myths [0:09:32]

    n/a - "Lawn Sprinkler" - n/a [0:11:40]

    Frank Ocean - "Super Rich Kids" - channel ORANGE [0:12:23]

    David Byrne - "True Stories (film)" - n/a [0:13:39]

    n/a - "the sounds of pool parties" - n/a [0:13:52]

    n/a - "A collection of laughs" - n/a [0:14:03]

    Sly5thAve - "Super Rich Kids" - Super Rich Kids [0:15:53]

    Postcard from Jason on the road

    [Melissa Pons talking about driving around (full episode with Melissa here)] [0:20:07]

    Elizabeth Cotten - "Gaslight Blues" - Elizabeth Cotten, Volume 3: When I'm Gone [0:20:32]

    Dory Previn - "Twenty-Mile Zone" - On My Way to Where [0:25:49]

    Frank Ocean - "White Ferrari" - Blonde [0:29:06]

    Sol Rezza - "Zambullirse" - Pool [0:34:13]

    [From a conversation with Jon Tjhia, jumping on clouds.] [0:33:50]

    Jena Winderen - "Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone Monitor Mix" - Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone [0:35:46]

    Bing Crosby - "A Flight Of Fancy" - A Flight Of Fancy [0:35:57]

    Little Hardhats - "Huge Jets Taking Off And Landing At An Airport" - n/a [0:40:23]

    Glüme - "Come Softly To Me (instrumental)" - Come Softly To Me [0:44:06]

    Postcard from Jason in Flight

    David Byrne - "Cloud Chamber" - The Catherine Wheel [0:46:33]

    People Like Us - "Sing" - Welcome Abroad [0:48:29]

    [Cindy by the water] [0:53:09]

    Joe Jones + Chicken To Kitchen - "Birds Ovation" - Fluxsaints [0:53:22]

    關於海的民謠 - "洪申豪" - Our Secret World [0:54:46]
    https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/106611

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

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Art Radio!

The music curated for this along with the voices and field recordings is always done to bring the listener toward the unexpected and intriguing. It’s like art on the radio and one of the coolest shows on WFMU…which has no shortage of creative / kooky listening. Love it. More please Adrienne!

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