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Options December 16, 2006: Show 188: Filling in for Tony Coulter, with The Lost Patrol playing live
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Show time: 9 PM - Midnight

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


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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: on the quiet side. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Sandy Bull  Electric Blend (track 2) (Listen: Real | )   Options E Pluribus Unum  Vanguard  Guitar and oud-based extended introspection with a soft electric feel, from the late 1960s. If you like this piece, the other piece on this CD ("No Deposit, No Return Blues") is also very good. There's also some newly reissued live stuff (on a different CD) that's also worthy of finding.   
Bardo Pond  Moonshine (track 6) (Listen: Real | )   Options Ticket Crystals  ATP/R  Easygoing flower power-ish psych, feels at times like it's from the late 1960s, but is actually new.   
 
 
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: The Lost Patrol, playing live and being interviewed. (Listen to this set: Real | )
  Stars Collide (Listen: Real | )       This song is also on their most recent CD, Lonesone Sky.  ***  
  Sirens (Listen: Real | )       This song will probably be on their next CD, due sometime before the end of spring 2007.  ***  
  AWOL (Listen: Real | )       This song will probably be on their next CD, due sometime before the end of spring 2007.  ***  
  Take Me Away (Listen: Real | )       This song will probably be on their next CD, due sometime before the end of spring 2007.  ***  
  Orbit (Listen: Real | )       This song will probably be on their next CD, due sometime before the end of spring 2007.  ***  
  Lonesome Sky (Listen: Real | )       This is the title song of their most recent CD.  ***  
           
        Special thanks to Dave Amels for engineering.   
 
 
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: from a little mysterious to a little acidy. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Urban Sax  Cuve au Miroir (track 2: faded out at about -1:30) (Listen: Real | )   Options Spiral  FDC  Feels like you're listening to sounds from the end of a long metallic hallway, saxes give it a mysterious feel at times.   
rhBand  Venice 5/13/97 (track 1) (Listen: Real | )   Options First Tone  Drunken Fish  Gentle and shimmery guitar, slow, fairly quiet, other tones come and go, builds a little.   
Magic Carpathians Project  Siedem jezior (track 2) (Listen: Real | )   Options Konzert w Centrum Sztuki I Techniki Japonskiej "Manggha" w Krakowie  Magic Carpathians Project  Soft gongs, some avanty, resonant and almost Hendrix-y guitar. Siedem jezior translates as Seven Lakes.   
The Vanishing  1-10 (track 5) (Listen: Real | )   Options Still Lives Are Falling  Gold Standard Laboratories  Swirly electronics, dark, easy tempo.   
The Vanishing  Lovesick (track 1) (Listen: Real | )   Options Still Lives Are Falling  Gold Standard Laboratories  Dark electronic tones -> electronic influenced surrealist rock, reverbed female voice and sax, quirky and offbeat.  ***  
 
 
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: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real | )
This Is My Best  The Plot To Overthrow Christmas   Options Originally aired December 19, 1944    The demons of hell plot to get rid of Santa. Poison the world's candy? Bribe Congress to outlaw the holiday? No! Let's send Nero (played by Orson Welles) up to the surface to "rub him out". But: Nero's mission becomes precarious when Santa gives him a Strativarious.

The entire show is done in rhyme.

We also get to hear another of Orson Welles' Mercury Theater Of The Air players: Ray Collins, as Santa. Ray Collins? He'll be forever remembered as Geddes in the movie Citizen Kane, and as Lt. Tragg on TV's Perry Mason.

This Is My Best began life based on the book of the same name. "The premise was simple: the best works of the best modern authors, chosen by the authors themselves and enacted by Hollywood's best stars." (Dunning's The Encyclopedia Of Old Time Radio)

It went through 2 more incarnations before going off the air in 1946. In early 1945, Orson Welles took over as "director, narrator, actor and adaptor of sorts" (Dunning). During this very brief period, it emphasized the classics, but the sponsors hated this, and fired Welles. The show then became a "testing ground for unfilmed movie properties". (Dunning)
 
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Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. 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 5: from quiet and atmospheric to lush and atmospheric. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Alan Lamb  Beauty (track 2, begun at -11:52) (Listen: Real | )   Options Primal Image  Dorobo  Recorded by placing contact microphones on telephone lines strung across the Australian countryside & capturing the sounds they made as the wires moved in the wind. Softer and more peaceful than "Primal Image", the other piece on this CD. I played "Primal Image" on my Show 185, which you can find here. Sorry about the fuzzy sound for the first few minutes - the CD player must be showing its age....   
Re:  Solute (track 3) (Listen: Real | )   Options Mnant  Constellation  Quiet beginning, becomes a bit acidy, sudden end.   
Lycia  Nine Hours Later (track 15) (Listen: Real | )   Options The Burning Circle And Then Dust  Silber  Heavy and dark rock, kind of shimmers, lush, even a sweet feel.  ***  
 
 
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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