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Radioradio is a radio show made by Sergio Messina for Kunstradio (ORF1). It's a sonic journey into Music Radio, exploring the many songs that talk about Radio: Pop Culture meets Radio Art.

Featuring contributions by Andy Caploe, Luca Celada, GX Jupitter Larsen, Steve Piccolo and Tom Sherman, Radioradio has been broadcast on March 13th 2016.

The original concept for this program was first developed for MOSS, Sergio Messina's biweekly themed music page.

listen play part 1 (27'04")

listen play part 2 (28'37")

Sergio Messina
radio maker, artist, performer
Radioradio statement (pdf)

Williamo Burroughs: The word seems to be an organism
Voice sampled from the film Commissioner of Sewers by Klaus Maeck

Andy Caploe
voice actor, writer, producer, provocateur

Luca Celada

GX Jupitter-Larsen

Steve Piccolo
Radio rant (text for Radioradio, pdf)

Tom Sherman
Heading into the summer of hate (text for Radioradio, pdf)

Complete list of songs (in order of appearance)*

Paul Woolford: Trills
Tony Joe White: Polk salad Annie
Queen: Radio Gaga
David Bowie: Let’s dance
The Clash: This is Radio Clash
Buggles: Video killed the radio stars
The Beach Boys: That’s why God made the radio
Joni Mitchell: You turn me on I’m a radio
Dr John: Walk on guilded splinters
Elvis Costello: Radio radio
Parliament: P-funk (wants to get funked up)
Clandestine feat Ned Sublett: Radio rhythm signal smart
The Beach Boys: Magic transistor radio
Starship: We built this city
JJ Cale: Durango
John Hartford: Turn your radio on
Steve Earle: Satellite radio
The Stranglers: Nice and sleazy
The Modern Lovers: Roadrunner
Ramones: Do you remember rock’n’roll radio
Rancid: Radio
Cheap Trick: On the radio
LL cool J:  Can’t live without my radio
Stiff Little Fingers: You can’t say crap on the radio
Kraftwerk: Radioactivity
George Fitzgerald: I can tell the by the way you move
Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia
Queens of the stone age: God is in the radio
Penguin Cafe Orcherstra: Telephone and rubber band
Steely dan: Fm: no static at all
Soslo: Direct sunlight
Chic: Funny bone
The Commodores: Brick house
Climax: Precious and few
The Cornelius brothers: It’s too late to turn back now
Art Blakey: Say Dr. J
Beyonce: Radio
The Residents: Margaret Freeman
Kraftwerk: Transistor
Gak Sato feat. Steve Piccolo: Green city

*please note that in many cases the songs have been edited.

Voices (in order of appearance)

Alan Freed*
David Sarahghini, Fletcher Wright, Jackie Stewart, Jessica King, Steve Flato, {AN} EeL**
Elvis Costello (from Saturday Night Live, 1977)*
George Clinton
The Grand Ole Opry radio show signature, 1949*
Thomas Stafford (commander of the Apollo 10 space mission)*
John Lennon*
William Burroughs & Klaus Maeck (from the film Commissioner of Sewers)
Bwana Johnny (from WWDJ, New Jersey)*
Computer voice Bruce (Apple inc)

* Sampled from Youtube
** from Radio Radio by Elvis Costello, as interpreted by GX Jupitter-Larsen

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