planet person is a once monthly radio show hosted by alexandria mockbee on rochester's freeform radio station WAYO 104.3fm. a show making room for the experimental, the intuitive, the noisey, the dreamy, the mouth mumblings, the bug crawling beneath the floorboard, the cool side of an old pillow, the buzz of an electrical socket, the creak of a door when leaving for a walk after waking up in the middle of the night from dreaming that you woke up to leave to go for a walk after waking up in the middle of the night from dreaming that you woke up to leave to go for a walk in a dream.
 



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january 13 2019 - 'nests' with karsten brooks and susie moore



our homenest, the space we dwell in, walls and doors, to the cellar, back upstairs, key jangle, open door, creak the floor, crack a window, step outside and get lost in the woods.

special guests karston brooks guides us through space with sounds, from cellar dream to inner space, and susie moore takes us into laundry womb and treebend, weaved with readings from 'the poetics of space' by gaston bachelard and other mumblings by host alexandria mockbee.

originally aired live on WAYO 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, ny on sunday, january 13th 2019 from 10-11a EST.
 

november 18 2018 - 'lung water' with susie moore and dylan niver



claribel alegría, george saunders, and j.d. salinger take a walk on a beach. each of them take a dip to die a death weaved with waterwords.

three friends on a picnic nearby observe and narrate: dylan niver reads toe deep in metallic sand and trumpet buzzes, susie moore breathes big, whimming woodwind and watery wavelength wobbles with, what? who? well, hostess alexandria mockbee.

originally aired live on WAYO 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, ny on sunday, november 18th from 10-11a EST.
 

october 21st 2018 - 'the form of space' with special guests, flying asteroids, and other celestial bodies



comets and planets, sound and light, buzzies and fuzzies, swirling in space, falling parallel to eventually, hopefully - gosh, i sure hope they do - meet. (i mean, this can't go on forever....can it?)

italo calvino's 'the form of space' layers looped lingual lines from - look, over there! - way out in the WAYO universe, clashing into drifting visitors: dylan niver (trumpet and eye contacting), susie moore (speaking and harmonizing), host of WAYOPlay ray ray mitrano (coughing and plucking), brian blatt (glitter and science), and all-around-WAYO-guy maxwell kelley (fluting, leveling, reading, and being).

attempting to keep the WAYO universe in orbit with a gravitational-donational push from you (yes, you!) at donate.wayofm.org

originally aired live on WAYO 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, ny on sunday, october 21st from 10-11a EST.
 

september 23 2018 - 'intensified sky' with susie moore and brian blatt



have you forgotten about the air? the stuff that we swim in? can the air forget about us? is there even a difference between us and the air? have you remembered to breathe big today?

excerpts from david abram's the spell of the sensuous and a phone call to rainer maria rilke guide us through the sky and into the inner - what is it? - or something, or nothing, and everything.

special guests brian blatt and susie moore of rochester, ny collaborate with the musings and the floozings, the wordsing and birdsing, the breathing and the sighing, the being and the doing.

originally aired live from the WAYO studio in rochester, new york on sunday, september 23rd from 10-11a.
 

august 26 2018 - 'in utero' with brian blatt


what happens if we return to the state from which we came? when we understand the internal landscape of our body? did my radio just fuzz out or was that....? is this what it sounds like on the moon?

brian blatt and alexandria mockbee explore tactile qualities of sounds with a cello and wavelength disturbances, with selected excerpts from nor hall's 'moon & the virgin' textured in.

broadcasted live on WAYO 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, ny on sunday, august 26th from 10-11a.
 

july 29 2018 - 'rattlesnake dinner' with sam snyder and kevin bloom


exploring the liminal space between identities, between land and water, learning to comfortably rest as a shapeshifting protean being, a cloud in the air looking for ground.

reading from gloria anzaldua's 'borderlands/la frontera: the new mestiza' 0:00 - 35:00 & 56:00 to end. weaved with spoken word by alexandria mockbee.

special guests sam snyder of rochester, new york on fingerplunck, and kevin bloom of burlington, vermont with additional sounds, singing, hand friction, and murmurs.

broadcasted live on 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, new york on sunday, july 29th 2018 from 10-11a.
 

july 1 2018 - 'color science' with brian blatt


a cello dances with colors, haikus, tape cassettes, scribbled notes on torn pieces of paper, a pocket-sized love-bound book from desert travels, and other improvised doings.

live sound manipulation and mouth words from special guest brian blatt of rochester, new york. cello pre-recorded played by alexandria mockbee through brian blatt's science.

broadcasted live on 104.3fm from the WAYO studio in rochester, new york on sunday, july 1st 2018 from 10-11a.