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May 14, 2007: The Smell of Refuge
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|Artist||Track||Album||Comments||New||Approx. start time|
The sound of six million women switiching their radios off.
|Psychedelic Furs||Sister Europe||Peel Session, July 30th 1979||0:07:14 )|
|Willie Hightower||Somebody Have Mercy||Willie Hightower||
|Messer Chups||Night of the Open Coffins||Hyena Safari||
|The Bellrays||Too Many Houses in Here||Grand Fury||
|Boris with Michio Kurihara||Doce No. 1||Rainbow||0:27:02 )|
|Dymaxion||Use Once and Destroy||Dymaxion X 4 + 3 = 38:33||0:38:59 )|
|Conrad Schnitzler||Live at the German Institure, London, 1972||Con 72||
|Alias||Stay Awake||Collected Remixes||
|Ron Franklin||City Lights||City Lights||*||0:50:15 )|
|Robyn Hitchcock||Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl||I Often Dream of Trains||
|DM Bob & Country Jem||Girlfriend Stole my Alien||Bum Steer||*||0:55:51 )|
|Oxbow||Geometry of Business||The Narcotic Story||
|Outhud||Dad, There's a Little Phrase Called "Too Much Information"||S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D.||
|Salem 66||Seven Steps Down||EP||
|Deerhunter||Dr. Glass||Fluorescent Grey EP||*||1:19:57 )|
|Scotty||Clean Race||Jonny Greenwood is the Controller||Compilation -- Radiohead dude picks and chooses from the Trojan Records vaults.||*||1:23:09 )|
|Tia Carrera||(Untitled Track)||Heaven / Hell EP||
|The Dream Syndicate||See that my Grave is Kept Clean||Live at Raji's 2xCD||
Blind Lemon Jefferson cover
|The Kinks||The Village Green Preservation Society||"Hot Fuzz"||
|Julian Cope||Holy Love||Christ Vs. Warhol||
|Soul-Junk||Psalm 1||1959||*||1:53:03 )|
|Celibate Rifles||Big World||Spaceman in a Satin Suit||
|John Fahey||City of Refuge III||City of Refuge||
|Opsvik & Jennings||Wrong Place Right Time||Commuter Anthems||
|Enablers||A Not So Pretty Sight in Steinbeck Country||End Note.||2:17:53 )|
|Gary Jules & Michael Andrews||Mad World||"Donnie Darko"||
|Crystalized Movements||Stone Cathedral||Mind Disaster||2:24:45 )|
|Par1t||Black Mass||Pictures of Pain||2:29:21 )|
|Mos Def||Ghetto Rock||MP3||
|Method of Defiance||(Untitled Track)||Ianmorata||*||2:37:16 )|
|John Coltrane||Dusk-Dawn||Living Space||
I don't have a good discussion question this week, so instead I'll throw out a movie question: What'd you think of "Hot Fuzz"? Funnier/better than "Shaun of the Dead"?
If you don't know what the hell I'm talking about or didn't see either of those movies, than your alternate discussion point is to figure out why very few women (like six in the whole world) like the band Rush.
Tue. 5/15/07 10:54am
Mike, have you seen Spaced? I haven't seen Hot Fuzz yet, and probably won't until it's out on DVD.
Tue. 5/15/07 10:58am
I've seen bits of Spaced on YouTube, but I'm planning to investigate it further. Anyone know if it's on DVD in the States? Netflixable?
Tue. 5/15/07 1:51pm
I am Green:
DP: Why the chick aversion to Rush. Maybe we'll get feedback from the six women in the world who browse the web. Could be the frontman's lack of sex appeal, with that big schnoz. That's gonna be my icebreaker question the next cocktail party I go to.
Tia Carrera with six arms, six legs..........hmmm.
Tue. 5/15/07 3:50pm
hot fuzz was somewhat lacking. watch spaced dude, its the dogs knackers!! being a directionless mid twenty something smoking weed and trying to find your path in life. i've made a career out of it!!
Tue. 5/15/07 8:18pm
From one in six... For me, it took a concerted effort to sit down & really listen to Rush (and a very persuasive boyfriend). Two things used to come to mind... pimply boys playing d&d and summer days as a kid, hanging out while my parents got wasted while playing horseshoes and listening to the classic rock station. I've reclaimed Rush as my own...now I just sit back & enjoy it.
Tue. 5/15/07 10:44pm
I am now prepared to accept the possibility of unicorns.
Tue. 5/15/07 11:06pm
A Concerned Viewer:
Probably (definitely) a hugely sexist answer to the Rush question, but I think it has something to do with Geddy's voice. He's just the wrong kind of androgynous - he doesn't have a pretty falsetto like Prince, but he doesn't really have a dude's voice either. I think that leaves Rush with a small percentage of the Team Dresch vote, female-wise.
Tue. 5/15/07 11:07pm
Not to discount the super-proboscis theory, but when one describes the music of a band and leads with 'righteous musicianship', it's a dead cinch the music will appeal to one gender more than another.
Wed. 5/16/07 10:26am
Girls can't flounce around waving their arms back and forth to Rush. They try, and then stop and look at each other going, "Huh?" One draws a square in the air, and then the other one draws a much more complicated shape, and then the first one laughs and just does a big scribble, and then they both laugh, because math is hard for girls, and Rush is mathy. Rush makes them think they look fat, I guess. Also, you can't just absent-mindedly hum along to Rush at work, it demands stridency, to which girls are averse in public, sort of like passing gas, although I doubt girls excuse themselves from a dinner date to go listen to Rush in the bathroon. OR DO THEY?!
Wed. 5/16/07 10:31am
You sound like a closeted Rush fan with issues, dude.
Wed. 5/16/07 12:34pm
I don't think this is a fair test. "Working Man" is not stereotypical Rush. There's no joystick-driven 10-minute drum solo and no double bass kick because Neil Peart isn't in the band yet. There's no synthesized crud that makes "Spirit of Radio" blend into "Tom Sawyer" into "Subdivisions" in a way that puts the YachtRockMegaMix to shame. Without Geddy, this song could easily be any number of other bands who tried to claim the "power trio" mantle that Cream abdicated.
(I will now roll a d20 to avoid self-immolation.)
Wed. 5/16/07 6:55pm
I think Lou Reed also covers "See that my grave is kept clean." And Diamanda Galas, kid you not.
Thu. 5/17/07 12:09am
hot fuzz was a little weaker than shaun of the dead, but i felt like i missed some of the jokes due to weird rural english accents and sorta murky sound at the hamiton square AMC. the other six people there didn't seem to enjoy it as much as i did.
my wife likes rush! probably more than me. she actually owns albums by them, for instance, whereas all i have is mp3s of that 7" they did with "not fade away." i'm more into budgie, man, they're like rush (nerdy/ugly) but WELSH.
Thu. 5/17/07 8:18am
"You sound like a closeted Rush fan with issues, dude." Who isn't? Guilty as charged.
Thu. 5/17/07 3:47pm
I have a female colleague who lists Rush as her favorite band. She is also a sci-fi buff, a computer programmer, and a Canadian.
Fri. 5/18/07 4:39pm
Gosh, poor girl.
and how many gals REALLY like The Fall?
Tue. 5/22/07 1:09pm
I was just on this page trying to link to Mike Lupica's email (since I did his show on 5/21.....But then I started reading this interesting COMMENTS...loved the RUSH and FALL female fans comments...>BUT one that caught my attention was the one with the name TIA CARRERA...Why? Coz on my way to WFMU yesterday to fill in on Mike Lupica's show, as I was walking down 14th Street near Fifth Ave who did I see but Tia Carrerra.....She looked a lil different. Had big ole sunglasses on and her hair in braids.....I would have said HELLO....but I went totally blank on her name.....
Wed. 5/23/07 6:14pm
Every girl I knew in sixth grade (including me) loved "Tom Sawyer"...all cool band chicks (I'm talking high school band) appreciated Rush. Am still waiting for the right band to cover "Limelight" and "Subdivisions".
Wed. 5/23/07 10:36pm
The Fall >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Rush
Wed. 11/28/07 3:10pm
Got here through the archives and saw the postings Re: Rush...late to the discussion, but I couldn't resist. I'm a girl and I don't like Rush because they suck (you know, musically not technically) just like Tool and Dream Theater and Joe Satriani. Nothing to do with Geddy Lee being ugly, or its lack of danciness (dude, I dance at Acid Mother's Temple shows...you can dance to Rush cause you can dance to anything). And my nerdy boyfriend thinks they suck, too.
Wed. 2/18/09 2:45pm
Mike I am doing a book report with my fried Sebastian for school. I read your book Summer Ball and idk wat he read. but i would like to contact you so i could get some info. my email is with WFMU DJ so u can ask them
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