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Options June 30, 2008: Show 193: Tired of the everyday routine? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all?
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Show time: 12 AM - 3 AM


The start and end times for each individual set and each individual song are exact.


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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: )
Escape  Blood Bath   Options Originally broadcast June 30, 1950  (no label)  "Tired of the everyday routine? Ever dream of a life of romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all?"

...This was the famous opening of every Escape broadcast for years.

This story: anything but romantic, it's an adventure tale of the jungle, greed, and death. Three prospectors are trapped on a sandbar - who will survive? Star: Vincent Price.

From John Dunning's The Encylcopedia Of Old-Time Radio: "...widely considered radio's greatest series of high adventure....Never on radio was the action formula more effectively utilized."
 
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Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during 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: Just think: only 53 minutes to climb one of the summits of rock. (Listen to this set: )
Rhys Chatham  Guitar Trio, Pt. 1 - Chicago (CD 3, track 2) (Listen: )   Options Guitar Trio Is My Life!    How do you take a single chord and make it into one of the summits of rock? This is how. Sure - - you could call it minimalist, "downtown," heavily influential on everything and everyone from Sonic Youth to Robert Longo....Forget all about that. Get swept along in the ecstatic wave of sound and just FEEL it. Supreme. And a hell of a lot of fun.

And this goes for Part 2, Chicago, which follows.
 
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Rhys Chatham  Guitar Trio, Pt. 2 - Chicago (CD 1, track 2) (Listen: )   Options Guitar Trio Is My Life!    Unlike the way the concerts are split up and separated on the 3 CD set, we now hear the second half of the Chicago concert right after the first - exactly the way it really happened. This piece rocks even more intensely than Part 1.

Exciting music....and relaxing.

Saaay - wasn't it just 34 minutes to climb the summit last week? The Chicago concert was longer, not exactly the same line-up...the reward: more music = more pleasure. To say the least.
 
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Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during 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 quiet interlude. (Listen to this set: )
Ella Fitzgerald  Russian Lullaby (CD 1, track 5) (Listen: )   Options Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Song Book  Verve  On the melancholy side.   
Marissa Nadler  Leather Made Shoes (track 11) (Listen: )   Options Songs III: Bird On The Water  Kemado  The hauntingly voiced Nadler sings how sad it is when one's love has died - he's marrying someone else.   
Sally Timms  When The Roses Bloom Again (track 9) (Listen: )   Options Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments...For Lost Buckaroos  Bloodshot  There's a measure of hope: "don't forsake me - I'll be waiting."   
Grails  Dargai (track 1: begun at -4:28) (Listen: )   Options Redlight  Necrot Recordings  Mellow rock, hints of country.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during 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: the (mostly) psych rock portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: )
Plants  Tumbleweed (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Photosynthesis  Strange Attractors  Warm folk-psych, relaxed.   
White Heaven  Mandrax Town (Live Version) (track 2) (Listen: )   Options Tokyo Flashback 5  PSF  Beautiful at times, also reminds me of the Grateful Dead.   
Bodhies  And She's Gonna Kill Me (track 4: begun -6:44, ended at -0:07) (Listen: )   Options Send Me To Space  Bodhisattva  Kind of an avanty space-blues, even some soul-jazz feel.  ***  
Vocokesh  Sunday Afternoon (track 7) (Listen: )   Options Through The Smoke  Strange Attractors  Almost beautiful psych rock with an edgy guitar, softer in the second half.  ***  
Residual Echoes  Slant (track 1: begun -12:27, faded out at -3:00) (Listen: )   Options Residual Echoes  Holy Mountain  Great psych rock.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during 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 5: a little jazz to end the show. (Listen to this set: )
Donald Byrd  Dixie Lee (track 3) (Listen: )   Options Blue 'n' Groovy Volume 2: Mostly Modal  Blue Note  Easily upbeat soul-jazz.   
Miles Davis  Nem Um Talvez (CD 1, track 5) (Listen: )   Options Live Evil  Columbia  A ballad. Despite calling it Live Evil, some tracks - like this one - were recorded in a studio.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it:
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4) (Listen: )   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop   

Listener comments!

  Mon. 6/30/08 1:11am Droll:

I'm quickly growing accustomed to a weekly dose of G3.
Long live Guitar Trio Is My Life!
  Mon. 6/30/08 1:19am steve:

Enjoying the show here in Eugene, OR
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