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Options January 29, 2004: The Punchy 'n' Boody Show

with Bob Rixon a.k.a. DJ Rix
"Won't you come see me, Green Jade?"

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Walton, William  Allegro assai, Symphony No. 1   Options Live from the Proms  BBC  1993  CD  BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Tadaaki Otaka 
Neil Young  Rockin' in the Free World (Listen: )   Options Weld  Warner  1991  CD  Bush the First era, Bush the Sequel relevance. "kinder, gentler machine gun hand," indeed! 
Kelly Willis
I'm Not Afraid of the Dark (Listen: )   Options Bang Bang  MCA  1991  CD   
Bob Dylan  Queen Jane Approximately (Listen: )   Options Highway 61 Revisited  Columbia  1965  CD  Filling in for Jeffrey Cobb, here's the only WFMU DJ NOT nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Bob Rixon a.k.a. DJ Rix. 
Charles Tolliver  On the Nile (Listen: )   Options The Ringer  Arista  1975  Vinyl  Charles Tolliver, Trumpet; Stanley Cowell, Piano; Sreve Novosel, Bass; Jimmy Hopps, Drums. Recorded 1969. 
Billy May  Window Washer (Listen: )   Options Johnny Cool soundtrack  Rykodisc    CD  Starring Henry Silva as a Mafia hitman, co-starring Sammy Davis Jr. as the black guy with an eyepatch. 
Theme from Johnny Cool (Listen: )   Options Johnny Cool soundtrack      CD  Click on Johnny Cool if you wanna check out DJ Monica's 1/30/04 Tribute to Billy May 
May, Billy  Tri-Fi Drums (Listen: )   Options Big Band Stereo  Capitol    Vinyl  Probably May's most famous composition (other than his TV themes, here "Tri" rather than "Hi." DJ Dan Ingrams's closer. In Memoriam, Billy May. 
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Spooky Tooth
Moriah (Listen: )   Options You broke my heart, so I busted your jaw.  A&M    CD  Cameo appearance by Lord Buckley, courtesy of Give the Drummer Some. 
Charles Ives  From the Steeples and the Mountains (Listen: )   Options Americana: 20th Century Works for Orchestra  Vox    CD  Buffalo Philharmonic, cond. by Lukas Foss 
Intro to India  Telecosmic (Listen: )   Options Intro to India  Lounge  1999  CD  I swear I met these guys, but have no recollection. Figures. 
Bowery Electric  Sounds in Motion / Next to Nothing (Listen: )   Options Bowery Electric  Kranky  1995  CD   
Neely Bruce  Marilyn Monroe (From Eight Ghosts) (Listen: )   Options The Plague & Other Vocal Works  Mode  1991  CD  Text: Michael McClure, Performed by Electric Phoenix 
Octavius  Surprisingly Concerned With One Another (Listen: )   Options Audio Noir  Mush  2004  CD   
Daisy Glow  Theme from Daisy Glow (Listen: )   Options California Dreaming  FFRR  1993  CD  One might say a "seminal" early acid/rave compilation. I'm so out of touch, sigh. 
Thirteen Icelanders playing Electric Guitars  Helvitis Symphony No. 1, Part 2 (Listen: )   Options Nart Nibbles  Kitchen Motors  1999  CD  No way I'm gonna list 'em individually. 
Beautiful People  The Sea (Listen: )   Options If Sixties Were Nineties      CD   
Beth Sorrentino
Beautiful Dream (Listen: )   Options Beth Sorrentino Live at WFMU 2001  WFMU private stash  2001  CD  A lovely Suddenly, Tammy! song performed solo. Thanks to Irwin Chusid, who invited Beth, engineered & made a copy for our library. 
  No Easy Way Up or Down (Listen: )
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Allegro Moderato (Listen: )   Options Two String Quartets  MHS / EMI    Vinyl  Performed by the Music Group of London 
Nina Simone  That's All I Want From You (Listen: )   Options Baltimore  CTI  1978  Vinyl   
Theofanidis, Christopher  Rainbow Body (Listen: )   Options Rainbow Body  Telarc  2003  CD  Based on the chant Ave Maria, O auctrix vitae, by Hildegarde of Bingen.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Robert Spano
Sayeeram (Sairam), Aruna
Teliyaleru Rama (Listen: )   Options Karnatic Song  Auvidis Ethnic  1990  CD  Only U.S. release (o/p) I'm aware of by this beautiful, soulful singer. 
Alice Coltrane  Journey in Satchidananda (Listen: )   Options Journey in Satchidananda  GRP (Impulse)  1970  CD  Alice Coltrane, Piano, Harp; Rashied Ali, Drums; Pharoah Sanders. Soprano Sax; Cecil McBee or Charlie Haden, Bass; Majid Shabazz, Percussion; Vishnu Wood, Oud. 
Dusty Springfield  No Easy Way Down (Listen: )   Options Dusty in Memphis  Atlantic  1969  CD  Dusty pulls every ounce of meaning & feeling there is to be gotten from this tragic aria. A three minute trip to Hell. 
"They bore you out of your depression."
Bob reads a public service announcement & discusses his recent hospitalization.
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Like Always (Listen: )   Options Birthday  Warner  1968  Vinyl  Perhaps the group's best produced & most coherent - if not strongest - LP. The cover art & Bones Howe's production reached out to a potential potheads-with-earphones audience, to small avail. As with another vocal group, Free Design, there's strange goings on beneath even the wimpiest surfaces. It's like doing doob at Disneyland.  
Dewey Redman  Boody (Listen: )   Options Ear of the Behearer  ABC  1973  Vinyl  Dewey Redman, Alto & Tenor sax, Musette; Sirone, Bass, Flute; Ted Daniel, Trumpet, Bugle; Danny Johnson, Percussion; Eddie Moore, Percussion, Drums; Jane Robertson, Cello. CD reissue includes 4 cuts from equally fine o/p "Coincide." 
Headhunters  If You've Got It, You'll Get It (Listen: )   Options Survival of the Fittest  Arista/Rca  1975  Vinyl  Bennie Maupin, Piano, Clarinet, Sax (Tenor); Mike Clark, Drums; Bill Summers, Percussion; Paul Jackson Jr, Bass; Blackbird McKnight, Guitar; plus guests. Reissued on CD. 
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Herrmann, Bernard  Journey to the Center of the Earth: Mountain Top and Sunrise. 2. Prelude. 3. Grotto. 4. Salt Slides. 5. Atlantis. 6. Giant Chameleon and Fight. 7. The Shaft and Finale. (Listen: )   Options Bernard Herrmann: Great Film Music  Phase 4 Stereo  1975 / 1996  Vinyl  National Philharmonic, cond. by Bernard Herrmann. 
Garrison Starr  Molly (Listen: )   Options Stupid Girl    1996  CD   
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Dvorak, Antonin  Allegro non ma troppo, Symphony No. 8 (Listen: )   Options Symphony No. 8 / The Golden spinning Wheel  BBC  2002  CD  BBC Philharmonic, Cond. by Gianadrea Noseda 
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Bob Rixon  I use a dead language known only to myself            

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