The Vile Arts Radio Hour
As Vile makes the final preparations for the show - he claims a deep meditative state, but it just looks as if he is just staring at the No Means Yes team in the studio, again - the many people that support his infinite loop of egotism go into action to make things happen.
IT maestro Gavin remins the crew that it might be time to get some show news going: Wavy Graves warms up for his guest appearance in support of his gruelling DJ schedule. Producer Harry hits the files to clean up the interviews, removing all trace of the Vile dribble from meetings with The Mutual and Jenny Soep and The Crew from Loop. Phil Kennedy inspects the track lists for traces of Jesuit influence, while the Tron sends across the wonderful Leann O'Casi to chat about Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco. The GFT offer their Green Film Festival and SlutWalk strolls across to deconstruct some language.
At the heart of The Vile Arts Radio Hour is a struggle for power. As Vile himself points out in the closing minutes of this episode, the fundamental dualism between himself and Producer Harry echoes a series of less tangible polarities: between youth and age, dancing and listening, performance and representation, Aristotlean attention to detail and the broad sweep of a Platonic vision. Yet this series can be reduced to a single defined conclusion: where Vile stumbles, Harry catches.
For this episode, Vile's tour around Glasgow has led to an excess of riches: Harry begins the show locked in the office, fixing up the sound on a variety of different interviews. But even with Harry's hard work, the show is overloaded, giving the team a chance to boast of their latest enterprise - the Mix Cloud.
Deatils are currently sketchy, but Vile will make an announcement soon. What is certain that this episode features: a chat with Leann O'Casi, the director and actor that Vile has a massive crush on, talking about Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco (that the cast member she brought along is virtually ignored is a testament to Vile's inability to remain objective for a second); an argument about the value of performance against recorded music, with a thoughtful introduction from Wavy Graves, in advance of his Art Rock gig at The Flying Duck; Green Film Festival Fun; Jo Shaw explaining the aesthetics of Slut Walk; The Mutual art collective discussing their latest exhibition and the politics of collaboration and a bunch of tunes that preview the month ahead.15:00 - 17:00