Sunday, June 20, 2021

Observations on Work

Part 1: New World Notes #694, 28:10 (June 22)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Part 2: New World Notes #695, 28:19 (June 29) 
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

A fine, newly (re)discovered audio collage by Virtual Renderings / Chazk. One of his earliest works (2006) and one of his best. 

Mixing serious commentary, parody and satire, corporate propaganda, and highly relevant music, it explores American jobs, working conditions, the increasing hours and decreasing pay, the myth of upward social mobility, and related topics.

Voices heard include those of Noam Chomsky, Michael Parenti, John Trudell, Barbara Ehrenreich, Utah Plillips, and others.

I have made some minor cuts in the original owing to time limitations. Also I bleeped a few racial/social epithets that many radio listeners will find offensive, The collage. is otherwise uncut.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "aegis") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.

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