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  • Ep006: Bryan Giles (Red Fang)/Melissa Dale Neal (Dark Beach)

    Conan Neutron's Protonic Reversal

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    Neutron is completely exhausted from rock ‘n roll double header the night before. So he wanders around more than usual and laughs at nothing quite a bit more. Also he talks to the talented Melissa Dale Neal of Dark Beach and Bryan Giles the guitarist for Red Fang.

    00:00:15 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
    Protonic Reversal opening – mission bingo

    00:06:06 Federation X – So Tired
    00:10:29 the rutabaga – The Shaman
    Conan saw the final Griddle show and the Songs for Snakes release the night before the show and is very tired because of it.

    00:16:07 The Columbines – Nightstick
    00:19:05 Primes – Valentine Heart Explosion

    Radio Valencia benefit, Conan is “a little disappointed in social media”, “serving posts”
    00:27:11 Fred Schneider – Bulldozer

    00:31:14 Phone call from Michael Cobra of Happy Fangs, the radio valencia benefit show, custom songs, and adding a “third” fang and Mr. Boombastic.

    00:36:22 Happy Fangs – The Truth
    Interview with Melissa Neal impresario of 9th floor radio and half of excellent bay area band Dark Beach. Simple names. On keeping a campy image, while not being cheese ball. Also neutron rambles on about something.
    00:48:33 Dark Beach – Scream Queen
    00:51:14 Dark Beach UFO

    Back with Melissa Neal, the “show hierarchy” of important events. 9th floor radio and the east bay punk documentary. Why the term “videographer” sucks.

    01:04:28 Dark Beach – Persephone
    01:09:09 Last piece with Melissa Neal, local shows, etc.,

    01:16:04 Hot Snakes – Automatic Midnight
    01:17:35 Red Fang – Wires

    Interview with Bryan Giles of Red Fang, on van murals/cop magnets, the “situation awesome” tour, cooking bandmates in an econoline, touring with Rick Froberg in Last of the Juanitas, and seeing Drive Like Jehu at a formative age. Vans vs. busses, breaking even. The making of the Wires video with Whitey McConnaughy

    01:38:17 Red Fang – Prehistoric Dog
    Last piece of Bryan Giles tour, Federation X t-shirts, American Sharks and Red Fang Hot Sauce. Amazing!

    01:49:33 Red Fang – Blood Like Cream
    01:53:00 Shellac – The End of Radio (show close)…

  • Ep005: Bradley R. Weissenberger (The Book-Burners, .22)

    Protonic Reversal

    Conan talks with the prolific Bradley R. Weissenberger from the Book-Burners and rock band .22 about compiling the .22 anthology, songwriting, process, the Silkworm documentary, all things PRF, and lots more. All that and more great tunes than you can shake a stick at. Cool!

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    00:00:15 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Opening Theme)
    Protonic Reversal opening

    00:04:58 Marnie Stern – You Don’t Turn Down
    00:07:59 The rutabaga – Come Back Big Brother

    The Mission as a game of Paperboy, St. Vincent on SNL

    00:16:11 St. Vincent – Birth in Reverse (Live on SNL)
    Conan discusses the “Controversy” and then plays music.

    00:22:23 Happy Fangs – Lion Inside You
    00:25:20 Survival Knife – Fell Runner

    Survival knife show round up, Ben Abraham graduation party, Radio Valencia benefit reminder.
    00:32:33 Hurry Up Shotgun – Ghost Of Ursula
    00:35:57 Body Futures – A Complete Divorce

    more Cosmos, Conan Degrasse Tyson

    00:43:37 B. Hamilton – Stupid As the Sun
    00:50:01 The Loyalists – Gorilla With a Hardon

    00:55:03 Minutes – Stolen Wallet
    00:56:35 .22 – “Are You Still There, Cherie?”
    01:00:54 Bradley R. Weissenberger interview, on the Dead Friends anthology, playing a first show the day they found Kurt Cobain’s body, pouring through the archives of the roaring 90s and more.

    01:07:35 .22 – Spyrock
    01:10:52 The Book-Burners – Come Home
    01:14:26 back to Bradley R. Weissenberger, on People’s Songs, agitprop, the Silkworm Documentary…. the origin of the Book-Burners and the process of begin a band with people living so far away.

    01:25:51 The Book-Burners – Fireman
    01:27:07 Last BRW segment, the PRF BBQ On songwriting and process, songwriting as therapy, the band R.E.M., early and latter days. The story behind “You Won’t Hold My Hand When I Die.”
    01:45:36 The Book-Burners – “You Won’t Hold My Hand When I Die.”
    01:47:45 Bottomless Pit – Fleece

    01:53:30 Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)…

  • Ep004: Andrew Falkous (Future of the Left, Mclusky), Bill Taylor (Songs For Snakes)

    Protonic Reversal

    Falco from Future of the Left/Mclusky joins Neutron from across the pond to speak about middle class bands, scimitars and to debut a Tremendous Fence song. Later, SF noisepop rocker Bill Taylor comes in to speak about his band’s new record “Year of the Snake”. All this, and the rock solid tunes that you have come to expect with the Protonic Reversal.

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    00:05:03 Body Futures – (That’s a) Big Smile (For Somebody About To Drown)*
    00:09:22 Dead Rider – Of One Thousand
    00:14:56 Turbo Lightning – Perfect Swell
    00:18:28 mclusky – Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
    00:21:27 Future of the Left – Donny of the Decks

    00:24:20 Andrew Falkous (Falco) interview.
    Middle class band finances. Being thankful to not be Muse.

    00:33:20 Future of the Left – Sheena is a T-Shirt Salesman
    00:35:21 Andrew Falkous (Falco) interview Part II.

    J. Mascis as singer of the Crash Test Dummies and other cruel tricks for dear friends. Lenny Kravitz as a founding member of fugazi. The debut of Tremendous Fence. Band names.
    Controlled arguments (without Scimitars)

    00:57:57 Tremendous Fence – Christian Fitness*
    01:00:34 Future of the Left – I Don’t Know What You Ketamine (But I Think I Love You)

    01:03:27 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes
    on Rocket From the Crypt how a song for a snake became a band, May 28th 2014 record release show at Bottom of the Hill.

    01:10:34 Songs for Snakes – Trust Falls
    01:14:03 Songs for Snakes – I Felt 13
    01:17:11 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes part 2
    Peppercorn begat Shoehouse which begat Songs for Snakes
    being told to like bands… Bob Mould and more. Losing perspective on recording

    01:26:35 Songs for Snakes – She Is Not Impressed
    01:29:30 Songs for Snakes – F.E.A.R.

    Fuck Everything and Run, False Expectations Appearing Real
    Bill’s take on the current SF Music scene. Gargling kitty litter vocals, and the story behind Bill the Grill: Trained classical Shelf.

    01:40:27 Hurry Up Shotgun – Witches in the Garden
    01:43:41 Cables and Arms – November Gales
    01:46:49 Interview with Bill Taylor from Songs for Snakes part 3

    Closing out. Stalking Bob Mould at Safeway.
    Bill Taylor don’t tweet.

    01:52:00 Shellac – The End of Radio (show close)…

  • Ep003: Andrew Elstner (Torche, Tilts)

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    Neutron is back in the studio on his own, and talks with professional cool guy Andrew from Torche/Tilts… plays a bunch of music and takes about a million calls.

    0:00:29 Hurry Up Shotgun – What To Do When Your Unemployment Check Bounces?
    0:06:05 Tilts – Ozark Bowtie (Protonic Reversal Theme)

    0:10:41 Sister Grizzly – Azaleas
    0:15:24 Happy Fangs – Hiya Kaw Kaw

    0:21:11 Chris Frey of Porch calls in / PRF BBQ West Roundup
    0:39:02 Jawbox – Mirrorful

    0:42:43 Chris Casuga of Feeling Gravity’s Pull talks about being named after an R.E.M. song, more PRF BBQ, etc.

    0:51:39 Tilts – Give Me Some Of Your Loving
    0:55:52 Andrew Elstner of Torche/Tilts, Tilts tour dates, crowdsourcing the pre-orders for the second record Cuatro Hombres, TV talk (Game of Thrones, Cosmos, Hannibal, Sherlock), ZZ Top and other classic rock, I suggest he call the record “I kinda know the sound man for Rob Zombie.”

    01:15:06 Tilts – Touchdowns
    01:19:28 Feeling Gravity’s Pull – Have I Mentioned…

    01:24:00 call from Conan’s Dad

    01:27:46 Survival Knife – Divine Mob
    01:31:29 The Bismarck – Max Baer

    01:35:20 Flaming Lips: Wayne vs. Kliph
    01:38:29 Call from Conan’s Evil Dad
    01:40:09 Call from Conan’s real dad again.

    01:40:33 Like LIke The The The Death – Cropsies
    01:43:49 Whores. – Jumping Someone Else’s Train

    01:51:01 Shellac – The End of Radio…

  • Ep002: PRF BBQ Extravaganza! Ben Abraham!, Tommy Dski!, Chris Frey!, Austin Pitts!, Shannon Corr!

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    PRF BBQ West 2014

    5 guests! All PRF BBQ related ( all very intelligent, Conan is late for his own show and is generally cranky about it the entire time. Great tunes are played, trash is talked, good times are had.

    Protonic Reversal Theme:
    Ozark Bowtie by Tilts
    4:43 – Hurry Up Shotgun – Dances With Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing
    14:08 The GaryFair Weatherer
    16:52 PorchBow to the Clown

    32:04 GeneralissimoThird Way Man
    34:12 Thoughts Detecting MachinesGoing Home

    41:17 Call from John Houlihan of Live From the Barrage – “Boobs and Dragons”
    54:33 Call from Torrey Neutron (Conan’s Dad, who he hangs up on)

    56:36 Turbo LightningFaster Than Lightning
    1:00:01 Nonagonthe Pfister

    01:13:27 Roland – Is This Tyrese Gibson?
    01:24:43 Kowloon Walled CityTurk, Taylor and Jones

    Protonic Reversal End Theme: Shellac – End of Radio

    Also, check out these sharp pictures by one Mr. Shannon Corr!…

  • Ep001: the Maiden Voyage! Chris Frey of Porch in studio, Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun

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    Conan Neutron stumbles half awake into the Radio Valencia studios and manages to do a radio show. Who allowed this?!?
    He amuses himself with the Game of Thrones and Cosmos theme songs and plays a bunch of music that he likes. He tries to not say “folks” and mostly fails.
    Protonic Reversal Theme:
    Ozark Bowtie by Tilts

    8:10am: Keep On Knockin’ by Death from …For The World To See
    8:14am: Level Me Out by Thoughts Detecting Machines from An Introduction To

    8:24am: I Don”t Mind It by Screaming Females from Castle Talk
    8:27am: Name That Tune by Survival Knife from “Traces of Me” b/w “Name That Tune”

    Call from Austin Pitts of Hurry Up Shotgun

    8:41am: Speedbath Megawaste by Hurry Up Shotgun from Abracadabraham Lincoln
    8:44am: That Activity by Happy Fangs from Happy Fangs ep

    8:52am: West Coast by The Cell Phones from Get You Alone
    8:54am: Northern California by Police Teeth from Real Size Monster Series

    9:01am: Vaporize by Roomrunner from Ideal Cities
    9:04am: F.E.A.R. by Songs for Snakes from Charcoal Heather

    9:15am: Outside a Hexagram by B. Hamilton from Everything I Own Is Broken
    9:17am: Super Ultra Mega by Tilts from Tilts

    9:26am: The Shaman by The Rutabega from Brother, The Lights Don”t Work

    9:36am: Dickhead by Porch from Walking Boss

    Chris Frey live in studio.

    9:45am: Raise Our Fists Up by Minutes from Roland

    Closing Theme:

    9:55am: The End of Radio by Shellac from Excellent Italian Greyhound…

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