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Music of all kinds that hits me in the pit of my stomach, all arranged to find your sweet spot, too. Plus radio shows from the 1940s & 1950s: dramas, mysteries, sci-fi, detectives, and more.

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Options November 8, 2004: Show 175: mostly on the quiet side (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

The start and end times of each song and set are exact.

Show time: 12 AM - 3 AM


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(*** = special)

Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: )
Columbia Workshop  The Fall Of The City (Listen: )   Options from April 11, 1937  (no label)  Written by Archibald MacLeish and narrated by Orson Welles, this is a story about fear and the willing abdication of democracy - and the welcoming of dictatorship. One of the most important radio broadcasts ever, in terms of its content and its impact on the development of the medium of radio itself.

From John Dunning's On The Air: The Encyclopedia Of Old Time Radio

"But The Fall Of The City was not just another radio show. 'It seemed to capture the fear of its time,' Barnouw would write; and it opened the way for radio as a new and accepted art form."

Also from Dunning: "There was now an understanding, said Newsweek, 'that radio drama, both in the writing and presentation, was something radically different from drama of the stage and screen.'"

The Workshop was a true pioneering, experimental and freedom-giving show, and was even protected from the pressures of selling advertising - none was allowed, and there was no sponsor.

A few lines from "The Fall Of The City":

"The people invent their oppressors. They wish to believe in them. They wish to be free of their freedom….the long labor of liberty ended. They're shouting with happiness….."
 
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Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.    
 
 
Set 2: on the quiet side. (Listen to this set: )
Tom Recchion  Narcotic (track 6) (Listen: )   Options I Love My Organ  Birdman  Very soft and ephemeral, romantic, dreamy, comes on slowly, slow, glows subtly. If you like it, you'll like the Magic Carpathians piece which follows this, and almost anything by William Basinski. For Basinski, see my Show 172 for an example you can also listen to.  ***  
Magic Carpathians  Fat Moon (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Euscorpius Carpathicus  Obuh  Instrumental, like floating with avanty whales.  ***  
Hector Zazou  First Evening (track 2: ended -0:11) (Listen: )   Options Sahara Blue  Tristar Music  Whole CD is poems by Rimbaud. This one is read by John Cale. David Sylvian is also on this track.   
David Sylvian  The Heart Knows Better (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Blemish  Samadhi Sound  Slow & moody (like all on this CD), "make it last forever", but he has "no intention of seeking you out", because "the heart knows better".   
Clinic  Goodnight Georgie (track 14) (Listen: )   Options Internal Wrangler  Domino Recording Co.  "all you know comes from dreams"..."all that you ask for comes from dreams." Sweet & sad.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.    
 
 
Set 3: a darker quiet. (Listen to this set: )
Sunn O)))  Decay 2 (Nihil's Maw) (track 3) (Listen: )   Options White 2  Southern Lord  Not their usual stately golden ultra-heaviness (see track #1 of this CD for an example): slow, droning, airy, with a Tuvan throat singer down in the mix.   
Troum  Waian/Moys (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Tjukurrpa 3  Drone  Soft, dark, deep, slight throbbing, softly mysterious, up-lifting tones from time to time.   
Plastikman  Mind In Rewind (track 8: played from -7:16 to -4:16) (Listen: )   Options Closer  Novamute     
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.    
 
 
Set 4: Psych, often warm. (Listen to this set: )
F/i  Shallow Inlet Of The Meadow (track 8) (Listen: )   Options Space Mantra / split CD with Boy Dirt Car  lexdev  Quiet-ish space-psych, easy - tempo, theremin-like guitar, builds and gets a bit active.   
Skywave  Nothing Left To Say (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Synthstatic  Alison/Blissent  Echoey, reveberent start, soft, slow+ tempo, dreamy, elegiacal.  ***  
Bethany Curve  Jettison (track 2) (Listen: )   Options Flaxen  Kitchen Whore  Lush, builds a little.   
all natural lemon and lime flavors  repetitive monotonous (track 1) (Listen: )   Options straight blue line  gern blansten  Warm, shoegazer psych rock, bit literate-pop, soft female vocal kinda buried, very nice.   
Galaxie 500  I Can't Believe It's Me (track 10) (Listen: )   Options Uncollected  Ryko  Warm, soft psych rock.   
Overhang Party  My Blue Heaven (track 6) (Listen: )   Options Outtakes From 1986 - 2003  Overhang Party  Mostly introspective psych rock.  ***  
Ektroverde  salama (track 4: begun at -21:27) (Listen: )   Options Ukkossalama  Ektro  Starts soft, kinda dreamy & bit active, like resonant Japanese psych, builds somewhat in middle.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: )
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.    

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/7/07 1:15am malcolm trent:

I love t'be surprized
its cold here.
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