Out To Lunch recovers his poise on this edition of "Late Lunch With Out To Lunch" on Resonance FM. Fired up by the ridiculous hagiography of David Toop in Wire April 2012, OTL delivers a polemic in favour of really-affective music, using Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Tammy Wynette, Jay Williams and David Murray (his performance of Billy Strayhorn’s "Chelsea Bridge" from 1988). He also includes a field-recording from Kentish Town City Farm and voices from "The Truth About Markets", OTL’s favourite other Resonance show. All this, and a mistake at the end.
Completely typical edition of Ben Watson’s chronic weekly show on Resonance FM, with incomprehensible intro, a band called Oscillatorial Binnage, poems beginning "Stuff into fluffdom omelette", Dog Biz, Captain Beefheart, Dietrich Buxtehude, Frank Zappa, Limescale, Gamma, Annie Ross, Charles Brown, Will Edmondes and Muhal Richard Abrams. Out To Lunch is now having a long sleep.
His week blown out by a crisis in domestic space, Ben Watson improvises an edition of Late Lunch With Out To Lunch, his long-running show on Resonance FM: a report on a post-Occupy conference at Birkbeck College bravely called "Poetry & Revolution"; Otis Williams and his Charms; Johnny Hodges; sterling Free Improvisation from Oscillatorial Binnage; OTL’s Hard Fleet and Oliver Sain’s Apricot Splash
Back after the Summer lay-off at Resonance FM, Ben Watson’s Late Lunch With Out To Lunch includes the lecture he gave at Zappanale 23 "B. Fart >>> A. Dress" in which a rock critic briefed to talk about Don Van Vliet resolves to dissolve the mouthshape of his rational discourse into yet another object of consideration and play (recording courtesy Peter Vanlaarhoven). The broadcast also includes Johnny "Guitar" Watson ("Byrd Ball Train"), John Coltrane ("Like Someone in Love") and in-studio performances of three of Out To Lunch’s graphic poems ("Shrig seasy sauce", "Fen totem goose" and "Burgeon bleed for aeon plaster action") interspersed with Derek Bailey from 1974 and Adam Bohman from 1993. Lastly, Joe South’s "Untie Me" to mark the passing of the unforgettable singer who took unguarded sincerity and moral indignation to new levels.