A cabinet of auditory wonders for the 21st century.
Martial Law

My friend Casey was a holdout during Hurricane Katrina. He worked occasionally for a friend who owned Old Time Photo, one of those business where you take fake historical photos with your friends. On the night president Bush came to the city there was a seven-o-clock curfew. Casey was heading home at seven twenty when he had an encounter with a couple of state troopers. Casey tells the story of what happened next.

Direct download: RT6-Martial_Law.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

I was walking my dog the other night when I came across Larry Boutan sitting on a concrete wall drinking a beer. I noticed he was missing his right thumb so I asked him how he lost it. This is the story of that fateful night when a large woman started hurling canned goods at him…

Direct download: RT5-Larrys_Thumb.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

Just Molly and Me

Francis Matherne was the organist at St. Henry’s catholic church in New Orleans for 25 years. A while back he brought some of his poems over to my house so I could record them. This is a short clip from that recording session.

Direct download: RT4-Just_Molly_and_Me.mp3
Category:Poetry -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

Goddamn Great Drum Music

I came across this LP from 1963 that features three naked women playing bongos on the cover. It’s one of the most inexplicable recordings I’ve ever heard. Each side is a single fourteen-minute track of what appears to be two people having sex on a rusty bed while a man plays the bongos and shouts in what may or may not be a real language. I give you the final two minutes of side A.

Now that’s what I call goddamn great drum music!

Direct download: RT3-Goddamn_Great_Drum_Music.mp3
Category:Audio Smut -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Broken Brain

These voice messages were left on my friend Danny’s phone by his dad. They are two of my all-time favorites. We’ll never know how the second message ends. The machine cut Danny’s dad off mid-message.

Direct download: RT2-Broken_Brain.mp3
Category:Voice Message -- posted at: 10:46pm EST