When the history of turntablism is written, alongside the likes of Steinski, John Oswald and Milan Knizak, will be the great Ed Special whose been doing a radical freeform show on Ann Arbor's WCBN, well, as long as Ken Freedman can remember from his days at the station in the early 80s. Ken sez: "He's a longtime fill-in DJ at WCBN who is known for marathon collage sessions lasting twelve hours or more, often with multiple DJs joining in from different rooms. I recall back in the 80s, he had people in three studios, with digital delay units (pre-computer era) and people using rubber bands on tonearms to make LPs skip, etc." I remember a few times at WFMU when DJs failed to show up for their slots, we ran 3-hour Special Ed mixes on tape; they blew my mind.
Once in a while Ed makes available a full-length workout such as "The Story of the Naivete," clocking in at about 1 hour 15 minutes. I've been playing bits and pieces of it over the past few weeks and the response has been overwhelming. While it's sorta based around Chrismas, it's really not.
You can read more about Ed Special here.