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I listened to Guy Guden's SPR back in the early and mid-80s.  I was captured from the very first show I heard.  His comedy was okay though I considered him bitingly funnier in person.  His wit was sharp and brief.  I wrote a short biography of him that he seemed to like.  I recorded a dinner conversation with him and mostly transcribed that conversation.  He liked it.  I wish I still had a copy of it.  The music he played was incredible, nothing short of incredible.  I had to have it.  I was successful in finding some of the Klaus Schultz stuff, the Tangerine Dream stuff, but the incredible Mark Shreve stuff has always eluded me.  Can you or anyone help me locate some of that musician's '80s music?

I struggled to help Guy switch to video, a video version of SPR that would've been perfect for VH-1 or M-TV; Space Pirate Video, a show broadscast from the Moon featuring videos by Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, et cetera, and even introduced him to producers in LA who introduced us to other musical/video production types but Guy would sabotage himself by tardiness.  He was professional enough to impress these people but it was all to no avail, usually because he was incapable of compromise that he thought negated his artistic ideals.  He uncompromised himself into obscurity.  Begging and pleading with him was futile.  He had a strange ability to destroy his support network.  My last meeting with him was at some hamburger place in Santa Barbara, sitting on a patio where I bought him lunch with my last $15 dollars.  He thanked me by insulting me non-stop for the duration of the lunch.  I was so angry I didn't reply and walked away never to see him again.  He left Santa Barbara radio shortly after that last bitter meeting and I lost track of him at that point.  I still have his tapes and listen to them often; in fact, I'm listening to them right now.  He introduced me and others to some of the most fun and beautiufl music ever produced by contemporary artists and I thank him for that.  I remember music by Bryan Ferry and Kate Bush.  When he went off the air at his last Santa Barbara station I began listening to Musical Starstreams and Hearts Of Space on other stations.  Their music was okay, sort of, and their playlists were more informative, but it wasn't the same as the music Guy played for all those tri-county night owls, night-shift workers and insomniac students at SBCC and UCSB.  I'm sorry he never got his Peter Sellers book published or possibly even written.  I am not surprised to learn in this forum that he had been beaten severely by some unsavory characters he had associated with.  Guy was always good at provoking people.  Sounds like he might have provoked the wrong ones.   I felt like punching him at our last meeting, him being such the ingrate and all, but thought it best to just take my leave of him.  He was rich in potential for artistic success but was his own worst enemy.  I would very much appreciate information on how to get copies of some of his shows.  I'm mostly interested in the music he played, not so much his comedy bits.  His repartee was better.  If anyone can turn me on to a site where I can buy some Mark Schreve music it would be just grand to hear from you.  I wish Guy well.  I bear no hard feelings.  He is who he is.  I'm so glad I found this forum.
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Hi,
 
There is a side to this that I agree with ... and yes, one could say that at times I thought that Guy was being a bit of a megalomaniac and needed to grow up past the chocolate bar ... but that is not for me to say, or judge. I don't thing that he is that bad, as a person at all, and he is one of those folks that always inspires people around him.
 
In general, during the many years with him, he was not quite the tardy type, but I left Santa Barbara in 1982 for a new world and life ... as Santa Barbara had lost it for me and it just was not getting any more fun.
 
While, over the years I can say that I have found myself ok, and I am a writer for the most part, the days with Guy will always be special, as will the music. But that said, yeah ... there were always bits here and there that were annoying.
 
Like saying I am not. Or you are not ...
 
Fame was a funny bitch ... and I kinda think that Guy, despite all his ... talents ... whatever ... I have an idea as to why this was so ... but that is an idea, and probably has nothing to do with music or radio or anything else.
 
The sad moral of the story ... is that many "artists" are thought to be troubled ... and a lot of their work seems to come out of that ... I was able to help Guy enjoy the more surrealistic stuff (I was into Bunuel/Dali film and literature) and a lot of the stuff on radio was not that good by comparison, and this, I have to admit that Guy took to it all OK ... but he was well aware of many of these things already, so it was not a real surprise for him.
 
As to the anger, in a recent email he said ... "I've made so many enemies" ... and the only reply I had for him was the Pogo cartoon ... which he also liked ... and Ma said "We's met the enmy! It is US". And all I could say gently was ... just look at the mirror Guy and for once don't make a face ... go ahead and cry ... the only person you really dislike and hate is yourself! You can then, decide, who and what you want to be!


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Thank you for taking the time to write.  It is very much appreciated.  Take care and continue enjoying what music you recorded.  I'm doing the same.
 
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Hi,
 
From the beginning, I taped most of the stuff that I did not have ... and usually when Guy and I, or any other variation upon a theme would visit Moby Disk or any other option, we rarely got the same things and in a way this was intentional ... I did have different tastes having come from a house with over 2k albums of classical music and opera ... but, I also enjoyed his comedy and was a part of both major productions that he did at SBCC ... and I still have a cassette of "Casanova's Lips" ... which I have to admit ... I have not tried to mp3 yet ... for some oddball stupid reason!
 
(In general, Warehouse in Westwood was great for Soundtracks and  Comedy - where a lot of Goons, PC and DM and etc came from, Tower on the strip originally was fabulous for independents like Peter Hammill, and oddities, Moby Disk was the best for German and English ... and later better on Italians ... we had to kick them to get French sometimes, etc etc etc etc ... )
 
But I did salvage the first "Viva La Fiasco" ... and "The Real Don Robot" from that huge April Fools day show that KTYD used to do. Both still sound stupendous ... and I love the advert he does with Focus in the background ... that is Guy at his very best and is "Guy" ... the truest Guy there is.
 
You know what is funny and bizarre? In the modern age of the computer he can do his comedy even better and sell it ... and not have to feel like he can not be the artist he wants ... but as I said before, I do not know that he knows what he wants ... he gets bored easily and it was one of the things that helped Space Pirate Radio more than anything ... no boredom there ... he was not going to repeat it unless he could make fun of it, which he did many times on his own comedy and adventures (another story!).
 
Ans specially today he could be as biting as he wants and there is a market for it ... and even go do some stand up stuff ... he's very much a Woody Allen type for my mind's eye ... he can do stand up and people would just die laughing off his stories.
 
I think the radio personality thing hurt him. If he had stuck with theater and made a serious attempt at film, he probably would have made it as an actor ... but the radio fame, the girls, and the lousy pay and bills probably bit him badly ... and made it tough to go to NY or LA and starve for a role ... so to speak. At least that is what I see ...
 
Being a writer and an artist in my own way, it is easy to see/say something that might be considered better or otherwise look like a better choice. Guy's good work in my time was based so much on his freedom and the fact that Mr. Whittaker knew that it would sell out and help the theater's status ... for his acting had garnered some pretty envious reviews ... unfortunatelly the Lobero thought that stars were not local ... just from some imaginary Hollywood! And taking advantage of local talent and  milking it to give them a better name in the arts was never gonna happen ... and it didn't.
 
I probably was not a good influence, and neither was it him meeting and getting to know my dad ... specially when he had so many juicy stories about so many writers and their independent streak ... which was the side that my dad was on ... and I'm on ... and Guy was a sort of a defining presence that helped me define my own ... in this sense I gained more from him that he could possibly gain from me, other than pay rent for a couple of years ... for which he feels embarassed and I have told him there is nothing to be embarassed about ... we gave it a shot and tried ... it's all we can do!
 
Vive La Trance!


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Wow.    Finally, some more posts.
 
On the few occasions I visited Guy, I found him to be very closed-up
about a lot of personal matters. I didn't press him for information.
 
I frequently called and talked to him during the show;
several times I was on the phone with him for over an hour,
and had to wait while he did station ID's during the call.
He was a bit more open then, but only a bit.
 
I guess I should have recorded the phone calls in addition to recording the shows.
 
 
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At UCSB 1981-1983, I faithfully tuned into SPR and turned a number of my friends on to it.  Some of my greatest treasures are the cassette recordings that I made of the show.

I have three partal shows from 3/7/1983, 3/14/1983, and 5/2/1983 long since converted to MP3 and I listen to them all the time - including right now!  Somewhere I have a copy of Guy's album too.  I met him once in one of the Santa Barbara or IV record shops and was somewhat starstruck.
 
You guys should take your memories and create a Wikipedia entry for Guy / SPR.  Some sharing of MP3's would be awesome too!
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Hey Kurthu
 
Welcome.  I too used to be an avid listener of SPR and religious about recording the shows.  However, in turning on a friend to the music, I loaned all my tapes and never got them back.  Anyway, I would love to hear your MP3's or know who the artists were.  I have been searching for the music guy used to play .  I have been somewhat successful.  Any chance of exchanging some music?  You can reply to me directly at [email protected]
Thanks
 
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Pedro,
 
Please stop taking credit for Guy's work. You never directed him. I was in Casanova's Lips. I knew Guy longer than you and have heard nearly all of his various eras of shows. I knew him from before he started the show and have remained in contact with him over the years. Much more sporadically in recent years, though. I was involved with Love Rides The Rails, too. I've seen him in Nothing Is Sacred & Arsenic & Old Lace. I have many recordings of his shows from the 70's all the way up to the current decade including playlists. I have the album signed by him and many artifacts from theatre to radio. I also own quite a bit of his record collection and have kept up with prog music since the 70's. We have always been the best of friends. Although, when I did radio at UCSB's station KCSB, he thought I was copying his style until I convinced him that it was a tribute to my mentor. I started as The Space Ace and then a decade later did Pioneers Over C. He still lives in Santa Maria with his wife and does not do his show anymore. The radio battle is long since over. But, he has lost none of his wit. It's all still there. I wish he would return too. But it is not to be. Believe me I've tried to recreate the experience of that landmark show many times for my own entertainment. I lost many hours of sleep. I simply continue to support the music that I've loved since first hearing Space Pirate Radio. I've attended concerts and still collect many of the same artists he used to play. I consider myself to have one of the largest collections of Gong, Klaus Schuze, Tangerine Dream, Can, Amon Duul 2, Caravan, Camel, Gentle Giant, Nektar, Ash Ra Tempel, Ange, Kraan, Faust, Magma, Man, King Crimson, Banco, PFM, Le Orme, Kraftwerk, Hawkwind, Guru Guru, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator, Helden, Kevin Ayers, Mike Oldfield, Robert Wyatt, Kayak, Sadistic Mika Band, Kate Bush, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, The Goon Shows, Popol Vuh, Alan Stivell, and the list goes on. You may have been his roomate for a time, but I've carried on with the music and humor that influenced all of our tastes. So let this set the record straight. Thanks Ying Yang
 
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Originally posted by Apollo Apollo wrote:

Pedro,
 
Please stop taking credit for Guy's work. You never directed him. I was in Casanova's Lips. ...Ying Yang


I don't credit myself for directing him in actual productions and never will. I did say I did a lot of the technical elements in them ...

I find it strange that you are trying to make it sound like there is competition here between you and I and there is none ... Guy was not a mentor to me ... but he was a good enough friend, for whom I paid rent -- willingly -- so he would have a chance to do some radio and also write and direct the plays he did ... both Void in Wisconsin and Nothing is Sacred had a lot of their bits sprung  on me, but then so did a lot of the famous Dracula production we did in that Cabaret ... for which both him and Tom Zeiher became quite well known ...

So you can have the credit for your mentor ... I'm not into Gods myself, and Guy was, and is, a person that I happen to like and appreciate for a lot of things ... mostly of an artistic nature.  I had already been around literary Gods, that were much higher up on a scale and weight ... and quite frankly, they were not as heavy as Guy was in terms of artistry ... but they were huge, and still are!  Oh, and famous dad had his remains brought to Portugal recently to be buried with other Portuguese dignitaries, as the National Library of Portugal traded that for a whole bunch of stuff from our house in Santa Barbara ... I love Guy as much as you do, and artistically so ... but when it comes to Gods ... sorry! Guy was Guy and one of the best friends I had and did not mind paying the gas to go to Moby Disk so I could get a Tangerine Dream, or a new Ange, or something new he could play on his show as well ... something that I am sure you helped him do later, I imagine, and yes for longer than I did.

The rest is not necessary, and who cares anyway ... you?

We had a really good talk when we met -- accidentally -- in San Francisco with his wife ... where I was one of the shows official photographers, and was doing Gong at the time for the third time. ... he and Elizabeth were there for Porcupine Tree if I remember it correctly. 1999.

Ohh, and yes, I'm still at it with all the music, although it is annoying to me (and to you probably) that it tends to all be labeled as "prog" ... it's just music, and really good music at that ... and yes, I still have the shows and have just recently turned them into mp3's but will not share them with anyone unless I have Guy's personal permission and it will have to be in writing.  I've often wanted to trade up some shows with you so we could have a more complete library, but we have not been able to connect ... and I find the animosity weird for some reason. We, both, at different times, did our best ... is there anything else?

For all intents and purposes I have not stood still since that time. I am, for the most part these days, a writer, which I was before as well. You can find a lot of my poetry on the Ygdrasil Journal of Poetic Arts, and at least 200 foreign/art film reviews on the Internet Movie Database and a lot more ... and ... over 250 more to put up! ... where did the time go? ...

The show was important, and you and I know that ... and the stories? ... well, they usually become myths and then professors talk about it you know ... you went to college and graduated too!  You and I and many others helped him the best we could ... so the show and other things could happen ... and in the end, the only thing that matters, Paul ... is ... we did it! ... and it was good ... and it was very good ... and Guy was even better.

And for the record - in my words -  ... you should really be proud ... that your mentor is remembered so fondly! And I am proud that I went broke ... but dang' it ... I tried to help ... even by putting up the money for an album! Am I complaining? NEVER! ... and yes, you were one of the actors at SBCC at that time, taking Mr. Whittaker's classes while I took Technical Theater because my English stunk! I wanted to do Film ... but couldn't.

If it matters, I have done a film with Kevin Ayers music with his permission, have done a poem with Anthony Phillips in the background, and am working on a third film right now ... and yes ... I am trying to see if I can raise enough money to do a film ... with Guy -- and this time he will get paid! Will he do it? ... I have no idea ... and yes, time is getting shorter however ... he's 60 and I'm 59! ... there's still hope for us all, Paul ... and yes, I would also hire you for the production ... you are an honored member of the club ... am I allowed to say that?
 
And for the record .. yes I DID direct Guy ... at least once.


Edited by moshkito - December 23 2016 at 13:23
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Thank you for your reply, Pedro. But, I was asked by Guy himself to respond to your posts. I think the animosity comes from him. I really don't know that much about what you've done except for what I was told. I don't worship him either. but he is responsible for the majority of my exposure to this great music. I consider us still the best of friends but he chooses not to keep in touch but once every other year. I know he has been reading your posts but doesn't want to reply himself. You can reach me at [email protected] I'm gald you were able to do some work using music from Kevin Ayers and Anthony Phillips. I am big fans of them both, too. I just love talking about this stuff and I wish Guy would keep in contact. At least, Elizabeth had been more diligent. It was nice to see her again at the recent local Jon Anderson show in Santa Barbara. Drop me a line.

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Hi,
 
The thing that is saddest of all ... and I mentioned it to Guy at that concert in the Bay Area ... is that a lot of those bands owed Guy a big thank you ... a heck of a lot more than just a big thank you ... and I don't think he ever got the credit he deserved -- somehow the passing of crabs from a rock star was more important I guess!
 
Considering the state of radio and all the crap out there and lack of ability and desire for anyone to play anything except top ten ... someone like Guy is needed and badly ... but I am so sorry that he has some kind of feelings inside that he is not capable of discussing or replying to ... that's really sad ... and I will question what he is hiding from  ... and why ... 
 
Oh well, I guess I'll have to write the unauthorized biography ... but I am not sure that there is an audience for a discussion on albino nuns and their toaster habits! ... heck, I still like the English Muffin (whole wheat only now) with the Miracle Whip (Lite only) and a piece of cheese on top ... oven'd for a few minutes! .... and now I use some fancy cheese like Gouda or Brie ... and that's the extent of my bad food these days ... I only eat stuff from the Health Food store ... not skinny yet ... but getting slimmer .. finally!
 
Yeah ... but Guy ... where is the beacon now? ... did it die?
 
So you know ... it hasn't here ... I am looking to retire early (there is a possibility I will get a nice push here soon),  just so I have some time to write all these things down ... and book on music ... and a publisher in Portugal now wants my reviews on the classical directors of film ... and I would rather sit by the fire, on top of Gibraltar mountain, with a small cassette tape ... and listen ... one more time ... to the sound of the wind hitting the mountain ... as we play out loud ... another hour of Space Pirate Radio ...
 
Ohhh ... the ecstasy ... I'm about to cry! ... there are no movies that good, my friend ... EVER!
 
I sure hope all this was about the art and the music ... not just you ... but yes, you deserve the mention and then some!


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Hi,

For any of these folks that would like to check out what Guy Guden is doing ... you can get a little bit of fun and history from him ... no philosophy bowling yet ...

http://guyguden.blogspot.com/

Enjoy it ... it's great to see him in action
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Originally posted by kurthu kurthu wrote:

You guys should take your memories and create a Wikipedia entry for Guy / SPR.  Some sharing of MP3's would be awesome too!
 
The sharing of the stuff on mp3's is probably never going to happen.
 
I have a whole bunch of it, over 300 hours, but Guy won't talk about it. I have the feeling that he feels that I have sold many copies already. I haven't!
 
Paul also has a pretty sizeable amount, I'm sure and he would be the librarian for the 2nd epoch (after the nuns of St. Guido's of course!) of the show, when I was no longer in Santa Barbara. Left in the fall of 1982.
 
I have not been able to share anything with Paul either, probably because of Guy's fears I presume.
 
I do not know if there are copyright issues here and have never checked with a lawyer. In general, where there is no money involved, the majority of cases fall apart in court. In this case it is done out of love and appreciation of music, and I am not sure that Guy wants to be sold, unless he is the doll and gets residuals off it. I actually have no issues with that, except that it would also open up legalistic stuff ... others may want the money! The FCC has not clarified the issues in regards to disk jockeys and their content, as far as I can tell.
 
But, unlike Guy's silence, I am honoring his wishes, even if I will never make a penny off it, or get any credit for it, or appreciation.
 
It's still the best radio ever!
 
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After starting this thread and seeing no reply after a month or so, I gave up on Prog Rock Archives until a few months ago.  On a lark, and another Google search on "Space Pirate Radio", I realized there was actually some serious and fantastic response in the past couple years.

Reading many of these posts gives me a sense that so much could have been, but was for only a while. Yes, the show was one of a kind, a work of "art" in and of itself. The songs are fantastic in their own right, but when added to the SPR mix they seemed to become more than the sum of their parts. My conversations with Guy always left me wish he could see the value of the internet as a medium for his show. No longer would he be gagged by profit hungry program directors and station owners. He could do what he wanted for as long as he wanted. I offered to host such a website, and he expressed interest via email, but nothing came of it. He seems to have a fear about the internet. Not of it, but of participating in it. So my SPR page has been nothing but a single page space for something to come.

I disagree with the notion that these shows should not be passed around for all to hear. I'd like to see something along the lines of the Tangerine Tree develop as a network. At the very least I would hope to see some sort of list of playlists available so I and others can make some attempt to recreate the mood and feeling of the shows.  I would dispense with the comedy bits, but thatís just my own taste. I do see strong Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan influence there. Iím sure Guy listened to a lot of the Goon shows back in the day, and it shaped his comedy tremendously. Itís a compliment that you can see the shadows of the Goons in his bits. But they are not up to Goon Show standards by a long way.

For my part, I've already said I would host a list of playlists on my SPR page. I would love to be a curator of shows, and show playlists. I have shows that I am thinking about posting in low quality MP3 to give people a taste of it. When I get the time, I intend to do just that. I believe I've communicated with Moshkito about 10 or 12 years ago, and it resulted in my getting a few shows that I still love to listen to now. They don't quite replace the ones that were swiped, but they do give me some listening pleasure now and then. I can attest to the FACT that he did not profit from the exchange. A few blank CDs for ones filled with musical heaven. I never got a chance to thank you for them, and would like to take this opportunity to do so. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

(or maybe it wasnít Moshkito who did that favor for meÖ. maybe it was some anonymous Benedictine Monk Wink).

Part of the impetus for my putting these shows up would be to get them identified. I can find the artists and songs when there are lyrics, but I have no way to Google melodies (anybody at Google reading this?). I have no way of finding some of the ambient pieces unless I stumble on one of them, or something very similar and search that vein. As I recognize songs, or do a search on the lyrics of one, I add it to my own small attempt a creating playlist. They are along way from being complete due to the many ambient pieces as well as French, Spanish, Japanese, and other shows in languages I donít fully recognize.

I hope one day, we can begin accomplishing some sort of catalog of SPR shows, and playlists before they are long gone, and the people who have memories of the show can no longer share them.  They would be lost forever and that would be just too bad. Cry

 



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If you are going nuts about anything you heard and haven't been able to ID,
welcome to the surreal world of SPR!
 
Guy did offer playlists to anyone who sent him a SASE, but I never went to the trouble of getting any.
That'll teach me.
 
Instrumentals can be audibly matched if you can "correctly guess" who done 'em. (Rotsa ruck.)
Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and certain others are fairly easy,
but there are some that seem to elude "discovery" no matter what you do.
I have just finished copying the 35 complete shows I saved,
and I was able to identify quite a lot of TD and a few KS items,
plus a few other things, because of what I have in my personal collection.
I have suspicions about some others, and I am about to check iTunes,
and possibly elsewhere, to attempt to find out what they are.
Then I get to start copying and relisting what is in the compilations I made.
 
Some hints for desperate space pirates:
Steve Roach   [by himself or with   Robert Rich   Kevin Braheny   Richard Burmer   Michael Stearns]
Michael Shrieve   [by himself or with   Steve Roach   or   Klaus Schulze]
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay          Harmonia          Peru (originally Nova)          Sheila Chandra
Harald Grosskopf          Edward Christmas          Alan Stivell          Frank Perry          Suzanne Ciani
Laurie Z.          Fred Becker          Jon Mark          David Parsons          Double Fantasy          Synergy
Peter Michael Hamel          Eberhard Schoener          Michael Hoenig          Anugama          Enya
Paul Horn         Ashra / Manuel Gottsching          Christopher Franke          Krishna Chakravarty
Dead Can Dance          This Mortal Coil          The Edge & Michael Brook          Sylvan Grey
Brian Eno & David Byrne          Propaganda          Jonn Serrie          Vangelis          Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-luc Ponty          Andreas Vollenweider          Angelo Badalamente          Danielle Dax          Fuzzbox
Frank Chickens          Icehouse          Carlos Alomar          Cocteau Twins       Jon Hassell & Brian Eno            
    
I didn't start out intending to take up so much space with that, but I have more than the above,
and of course Guy played a vast number of others that I don't yet know about, or don't care about.
 


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I have a copy of "A Christmas Maggie". Guy Guden's parody he did one Christmas. Also have some SPR recordings in storage somewhere.

There used to be a newage newsgroup where you could post a snippet of music asking people to identify it. COX Cable recently stopped carrying newsgroups so I don't know if the newsgroup still exists.
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I listened to Space Pirate Radio from 73 to 78 in Oxnard California.  When I first found it via a friend Luther Robinson it came on Saturday night at midnight I canít remember the station but I was told it took over a Christian station when they lowered their power at midnight.  Iím not sure if itís true or not but it sounded go to use.  In the 70ís we had two things going for us on Friday and Saturday nights other than all the parties.  First on Friday night at midnight came Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, we got to see upstart groups like the surfponks, hookers and top bands of the time.  I remember seeing Billy Idle on Donís show before he was anybody.  Saturday night at midnight there was Space Pirate Radio I had run cables through the wall into me room from the stereo in the front room and would barrow my dadís reel to reel tape recorder and plug the cables into a Y and then the recorder.  Iíd go back to sleep knowing that the next day when I got home from school I could put on some head phones, smoke and cruise off into Space Pirate Radio land.  I first heard some of my favorite groups like Pink Floyd, Nektar, Synergistic music and lots more on that good old station.  Back then there were some good station around like KMET (a little bit of heaven 94.7 KMET tweedle dee) and KLOS that did play some of the good music of the day not just pop.  And then there was the Dr. D show on late night KMET or KLOS I can't remember which one he was on.  I can still remember Paraquat Kelly tell everyone on the air to remember to get your pot checked for Paraquat every day when he signed off the air in the afternoon.

I donít think radio will ever be like it was back then, they all had their formats but there were so many different stations to listen too.  The DJís all had personality they didnít just sit there and play off the recommended playlist it was almost like WKRP in Cincinnati for real.  Now no one bucks the system and good music is hard to find.

Well now that Iím off the soap box.

Itís nice to see that people still remember SPR.  I wish someone would put a collection of Don Kirshner's Rock Concert on Time Life DVDís and Space Pirate Radio on a Time Life CDís so I could just sit back and be again.

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Hello I also love Space Pirate Radio
I would always have it playing every time it came on and have tryed to find it again but...
And I have still get alot of the Music that was played on it and have quite a bit of it but would just love to get some copys of the shows if I could.
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So here I am sitting in my room, itís dark outside and thereís actually a possibility for snow tonight in the Santa Monica mountains above Newbury Park. In a way Iím feeling like I did in those early Ď80s when the familiar daytime world was enveloped by darkness and more obscure things abounded outside, including Space Pirate Radio. I never knew or talked to Guy, but was a fan of SPR which I found by just tuning around the more interesting side of the FM band at night between the larger signals. What luck! Things were different in the pre-internet days, radio could mean so much. His show used to reach my make-shift indoor antenna and into a reel to reel for times I did not stay awake. Sadly most of those reels are lost Ė only a couple of cassette copies survived for me. Iím glad Guy has started his blog and it was linked to from here (thank you Moshkito and thanks also to dmastous for starting this page Ė Iíve been quietly following along with intrepidation). I listened around the time of the 12th anniversary so Iím a latecomer. I do remember that poster contest with the first-prize being a CD player. I worked on a grand design of my own replete with LEDs but did not finish in time. I kept the poster project for years for nostalgic reasons but it too was lost in the shuffle of life. Now I see that poster on Guyís January blog and it all comes flooding back, prompting this post. May I second the notion of dmastousí Tangerine Tree effort if Guy is willing. If not then assembling a play list would at least keep the music we all loved in common from getting lost.
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OMG! I am so excited I found this forum. I too grew up listening to SPR and listened to it every Sunday night at midnight. So often I would fall asleep to it with my headphones on and be in a sureal dream state with the music.  For years I have been wondering what the intro was for the Show during the late 70's. I loved it and it always included  Bela Lugosis voice 'Listen to them, children of the night, what music they make.  Does anyone know the group and song that was most commonly used to open the show?
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