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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 April 29, 2006: Show 183: filling in for Laure (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

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

Show time: 2 AM - 6 AM

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(*** = special)

Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: the blues, the surf. (Listen to this set: Real)
Richie Allen And The Pacific Surfers  Rumble (track 12) (Listen: Real)   Options The Rising Surf  Sundazed  I like the bluesy guitar in the middle.   
Jonathan Kane  BQE (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options I Looked At The Sun  Table Of The Elements  Sustained, warm & bluesy, propulsive in its own special way, bit of a western feel. From a preview of his upcoming CD. I'm really happy for him: I think he's found his true musical style at last.  ***  
The Lost Patrol  When Stars Collide (track 10) (Listen: Real)   Options Lonesome Sky  (no label)  Easy tempo western tinged surf rock (or something...), kind of sentimental. Play it at a slightly elevated volume. I'm really happy for The Lost Patrol as well.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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: 44 minutes of golden heaviness. (Listen to this set: Real)
Nadja  Bug / Golem (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Truth Becomes Death  Alien 8  Slow, dark, beautiful in its way, some soft vocals from time to time waaay under, even peaceful.  ***  
Om  On The Mountain At Dawn (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Variations On A Theme  Holy Mountain  Easy tempo, a bit like old Black Sabbath, sweet and close to a golden sound.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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: the first old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
Radio City Playhouse  Betrayal   Options Originally broadcast August 30, 1948  (no label)  On the air from 1948 - 1950, most stories were action-related melodramas. This one, though, is a human interest story about a 1940s street kid with a good heart and the cop that befriends him. Contributing writers to the series included Ray Bradbury, Cornell Woolrich, and Agatha Christie.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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: often quiet, often quietly beautiful. (Listen to this set: Real)
William Basinski  (no title: track 14) (Listen: Real)   Options Melancholia  Musex International  Melancholic, sure. But also beautiful, gentle, even comforting, "a love letter to a broken world".  ***  
Set Fire To Flames  The Thing Between Us Is A Rickety Bridge Of Impossible Crossing (CD 2, track 9: played from -5:24 to -1:35) (Listen: Real)   Options Telegraphs In Negative / Mouths Trapped In Static  Alien 8  Spare and beautiful, slow and ambient.   
Tom Recchion  The First Thing To Crawl On Land (track 14) (Listen: Real)   Options I Love My Organ  Birdman  Fades up slowly to softly ambient, quiet, a slow dawn breaks over the land....  ***  
Grouper  Where It Goes (track 9) (Listen: Real)   Options Way Their Crept  Free Porcupine Society  A hymn-like lullabye in its way, quite sentimental.  ***  
Organum  Sanctus I (track 1: ended at -1:13) (Listen: Real)   Options Sanctus  Robot  Warm, somehow inspirational, slightly deep surges, organ-like tones, the uplift needed to end the set.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it:
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4) (Listen: Real)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 5: the second old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
Pete Kelly's Blues  Gus Trudeau   Options Originally broadcast August 22, 1951  (no label)  A tough story of crime, Prohibition, and Dixieland music, starring Jack Webb. No happy ending here. A movie was also made out of the series, directed, you guessed it, by Jack Webb.

Here's one good quote: "The sun hadn't come up yet and the night was too tired to care."

Here's another one: "He's a quiet little guy - wouldn't give you the sweat off an ice pitcher."
 
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Mic break between Sets 5 & 6. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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 6: close to an hour of some really fine psych & psych rock. (Listen to this set: Real)
F/i  Blanga's Love Song (track 5) (Listen: Real)   Options Blanga  Lexicon Devil  Ambient and shimmering, warm, with a sitar in the background.  ***  
Ash Ra Tempel  Jenseits (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Join Inn / Starring Rosi  Purple Pyramid  Soft, sentimental, beautiful, dreamy, slow, but a little faster in the last few minutes.  ***  
F/i  In The Garden Of Blanga (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Blanga  Lexicon Devil  Echoey and phased quiet guitar intro with an acidy edge, becomes psych rock, instrumental.  ***  
Black Angels  Young Men Dead (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Passover  Light In The Attic  Easy, heavy, fuzzy guitar, dark.   
Th' Faith Healers UK  This Time (track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Peel Sessions  Ba Da Bing  Solid and heavy psych rock, easy(+) tempo.   
ST 37  Taboo Down Under (track 7) (Listen: Real)   Options Future Memories  four / four  Medium tempo psych rock.   
Skywave  Kill Me Dead (track 13) (Listen: Real)   Options Synthstatic  Alison / Blissent  Heavy, a sonic assault, dark.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 6 & 7. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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 7: a haunting end. (Listen to this set: Real)
Marissa Nadler  Under An Old Umbrella (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options The Saga Of Mayflower May  Eclipse  A dark love story. She has one of the most haunting voices I've ever heard. She sings & writes somewhat in the style of traditional English folk / ballads. But who knows what her upcoming CD will bring?  ***  
B. Fleischmann  Aldebaran Waltz (track 8) (Listen: Real)   Options The Humbucking Coil  Morr  A gentle & deep tone starts us off, then stays a slow ballad, with a quiet end.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real)
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.   

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