Friday, 31 October 2008

War of the Worlds...

...yes it's HALLOWEEN folks! and in honour of the 70th birthday of this particular show, rfsMOJOfilter goes WAAAY back with orson welles interrupting normal transmission with this breaking news...

...The War of the Worlds was an episode of the American radio drama anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938 and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds.

The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual Martian invasion was in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a 'sustaining show' (i.e., it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the dramatic effect. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic, careful research has shown that while thousands were frightened, there is no evidence that people fled their homes or otherwise took action. The news-bulletin format was decried as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast, but the episode launched Welles to fame.

It has been suggested that War of the Worlds was a psychological warfare experiment. In the 1999 documentary, Masters of the Universe: The Secret Birth of the Federal Reserve, writer Daniel Hopsicker claims the Rockefeller Foundation funded the broadcast, studied the panic, and compiled a report available to a few. A variation has the Radio Project and the Rockefeller Foundation as conspirators.[6] In a theatrical trailer for his film F For Fake, Welles joked about such theories, jesting that the broadcast indeed "had secret sponsors".

While Mercury Theatre had no sponsor, CBS and the Rockefeller Foundation were contracting the leading crowd psychology researchers of the time; CBS had Edward Bernays, the Rockefeller Foundation had Ivy Lee. With the involvement of Frank Stanton in the Radio Project and his position in the CBS research department, it is possible the "creative curiosity" of Orson Welles came from conversations within these business circles. A detailed documentary on these circles and the ideas behind social manipulation was made by the BBC called, The Century of the Self.

There has been continued speculation that the panic generated by War of the Worlds inspired officials to cover up unidentified flying object evidence, avoiding a similar panic. U.S. Air Force Captain Edward J. Ruppelt[7], the first head of UFO investigatory Project Blue Book wrote, "The [U.S. government's] UFO files are full of references to the near mass panic of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles presented his now famous The War of the Worlds broadcast."

It is sometimes said the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was received in skepticism by the American public, as a consequence of the radio performance.

Monday, 27 October 2008

Jam Down Kernow

...this week we got a natty little pot-boiler in the free-form of JamDownKernow, a voodoo church fuelled HOLY TRINITY shoutin out DA TRUTH from andy's sh'been in the holy headland, dub it up!...

...pt2 to follow...

...another QUATILY product...


Thursday, 23 October 2008


...this one's another vault-dweller and huge hit on the valley airwaves here at the rfsLounge, it's 'ol leroy's two-legs-a-FUNK! no tracklist just end to end 45's, lovingly brought to you by dj twolegs, produced by enrique for rfs...

...another QUATILY product...

Friday, 17 October 2008


...presents International Net Works Mix, this a special featuring sound of the sounds we been sent by our friends on the net. Norma - Give thanks to be part. -
Plato Vibes - Noahs world.
Ashtech - Sun shines on you.
Avatar- Medicene Buddah Dub -
Formula - Time and place -
Pama International-Throw away society
Jah Roots - System A Dread -
First Light Orchestra-Before it too late
Grimy Styles - Smokin on deck. -
Preecha Chango meets Ras Bruno - As we trod along -
Mdv- Beautifull Day
Zealot and Luton Fyre - Asscension

It features Akimbo and Kev Synchromystic on vocals. With Whistle from Ocean Man, Percussion from Ras Rebeun Bongo I, and vibes from Mr T. + special guest apperance from Metra.
Mix by Mark Revolution.

This show dedicated with Love and Respect to all the artists who sent us music. We have enjoyed and been inspired by it all, thank you.

...enrique sends his love and unity to RevolutionDubRadio, especially the guy in the golowan shirt...

Friday, 10 October 2008


...we're raising a rookus here on rfsMOJOfilter with presenters Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and a whole bunch of friends here to reclaim the airwaves, reclaim the streets and the beaches, and most of all to reclaim the HOOTENANNY from the jaded marketplace it has become, so put yo' hoedown and get on up...

woody, pete and friends - raise a rookus tonight
pete seeger - the draft dodger rag
lester flatt and earl scruggs - preachin' prayin' singin'
lulu belle and scotty - i wish i was a single girl again
seasick steve - hobo low
malvina reynolds - little boxes
pete seeger - big rock candy mountain
steve earle - oxycontin blues
bob dylan - maggies farm
billy childish - bourgeois blues
pentangle - let no man steal your thyme
rice brothers - you are my sunshine
dezurik sisters - go to sleep my darling
asylum street spankers - beer
michael franti - oh my god
willy mason - oxygen
seeger, glazer, hays and wood - a dollar ain't a dollar anymore
gil scott-heron - whitey on the moon
steve earle - f the cc
woody guthrie - this land is your land
sharon jones and the dap-kings - this land is your land

...this show was brought to you by the very Reverend a t jazz and was produced by enrique che pelligro for rfs...

...another QUATILY product...

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

the St*rfucker Stellar Seven...oct'08 celebration of two thousand shows listened to, here's a rundown of the 7 most popular here on rfsMOJOfilter...

...No7 - HAPP-E-2-C-U-A-GINN!!! ... we celebrated our first thousand little st*rfuckers with this NewOrleansJamaicanRAREGROOVEnorthernP-FunkySoulThang - Number1 - partA - fresh from Sheppard's Decks deep in the valley groove...

...No6 - EVERYTHING is UNDER CONTROL!!!'s a riot on the radio another QUATILY product from the vaults here at radio free st*rfucker, produced by enrique che pelligro and featuring guest speaker jello biafra...

...No5 - Go fer yer FUNK! ...this one's a rare gem from the darkest recesses of ken's korner, we found this psych-o-delic slab of rare groove and super soul begging for release into june's gin-soaked psych-o-delic summer of love trips festival...

...No4 - Freak Freak Y'all, Yer don't Stop ...fresh off the turntables of ol' leroy twolegs, produced for radio free st*rfucker by enrique che pelligro with guest speakers ken kesey, jerry garcia, neal cassady and mo' merry pranksters, can YOU pass the acid test?

...No3 - SkaDubRootsRockSteady#1 ...rub a dub dub lee 'scratch' perry's in the club, presenting the latest show in our DUBSTOCK season here at the RFS lounge, with sheppard as selector and enrique producing the show for rfs from deep in the jungle...

...No2 - Nevermind the BALKANS ...this was HUGE hit on the rfs airwaves in the valley and on the steppes a coupla years back, it's the best of good ol' gypsy music trawled from the net and beyond by sheppard and enrique, taking it down home and up tempo... it's all dance music to us...

...No1 - Bob Dylan presents...from Jamaica ...yet another exclusive - Bob Dylan presents a jamaican flavoured selection from his theme-time radio show, compiled by the carpster and produced for rfs by enrique, is it rolling, bob?...

...torrents for all shows are available at Pirate Bay... downloads are available at the Internet Archive...