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Options September 29, 2008: Show 205
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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: rock from easy to heavy. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Religious Knives  Luck (track 2) (Listen: Real | )   Options Resin  No Fun Productions  Quiet-ish but dark, sort of slow & druggy rock. They're like Godot: "I waited too long, but you didn't come."   
Robert Plant & Alison Kraus  Fortune Teller (track 9) (Listen: Real | )   Options Raising Sand  Rounder  Kind of a drugged-out version of the classic song.   
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound  The Chocolate Maiden's Misty Summer Morning (track 8) (Listen: Real | )   Options Ekranoplan  Tee Pee  Mellow rock.   
And The Lefthanded  Rocket Rock (track 3: faded out by -0:27) (Listen: Real | )   Options Death Before Distemper 2: Revenge Of The Iron Ferret  DC Records  Catchy and punchy electronic rock, bit dreamy. From the soundtrack to the movie.   
Cosmic Psychos  Guns Away (track 3) (Listen: Real | )   Options Oh What A Lovely Pie  Amrep  Sustained, hypnotic in its way.  ***  
Marble Sheep  Raise The Dead (track 3) (Listen: Real | )   Options Message From Oarfish  Captain Trip  Sustained heavy rock, they're having fun. The title of the song makes an unintentional tie-in to the subject matter of the next set - the old radio show portion of the evening.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real | )
Dubfire  Emissions (track 3)   Options Expansion / Contraction  Minus     
 
 
Set 2: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Quiet, Please  Shadow Of The Wings   Options Originally broadcast April 17, 1949  (no label)  This episode: a dying child and her deathbed conversation with the Angel Of Death. Get out a towel, because this is a true tearjerker, but it's one with a happy ending.

The series is now considered by many to be 1 of old-time radio's best science fiction / horror series – if not THE best. It was always very reductive: very few people were in any episode, and all the action centered around 1 extraordinary actor: Ernest Chappell.

Excerpts about Quiet, Please from Dunning's Encyclopedia Of Old-Time Radio:

"...unsung and little-heard in it's day...Creator Wyllis Cooper was radio's best practitioner of an almost surrealistic dramatic form....His characters walked in a fuzzy dream world where the element of menace was ripe and ever-present...."

All in all, superior radio.
 
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Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real | )
Dubfire  Emissions (track 3)   Options Expansion / Contraction  Minus     
 
 
Set 3: sort of dark, sort of techno, sort of funky. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Plastikman  Consume (track 2) (Listen: Real | )   Options Consumed  Novamute  Dark, reverberant, atmospheric.   
Muscleheads  Phosphorescence (track 8) (Listen: Real | )   Options Death Before Distemper 2: Revenge Of The Iron Ferret  DC Records  Really good, dark, electronic, funk aspect, softly acidic vocals.  ***  
Ryoji Ikeda  Matrix 2.4 (CD 2, track 4) (Listen: Real | )   Options Matrix  Touch  Experimental & electro-funky, deep at times. The 4 tracks in a row we hear are actually part of 1 much longer work.   
Ryoji Ikeda  Matrix 2.5 (CD 2, track 5) (Listen: Real | )   Options Matrix  Touch  Experimental & electro-funky, deep at times. The 4 tracks in a row we hear are actually part of 1 much longer work.   
Ryoji Ikeda  Matrix 2.6 (CD 2, track 6) (Listen: Real | )   Options Matrix  Touch  Experimental & electro-funky, deep at times. The 4 tracks in a row we hear are actually part of 1 much longer work.   
Ryoji Ikeda  Matrix 2.7 (CD 2, track 7: faded up at -1:35) (Listen: Real | )   Options Matrix  Touch  Experimental & electro-funky, deep at times. The 4 tracks in a row we hear are actually part of 1 much longer work.   
Naw  Cloning (1 blood made 2 remix) (track 6) (Listen: Real | )   Options Aidan Baker: Remixes  Arcolepsy  Druggy & techno-y.   
Forensic featuring MC Plague  Demented Flows (track 4: begun at +:10, ended at +2:33) (Listen: Real | )   Options Hard Sessions 2  Shadow  1 of the 2 best tracks on the CD - the other, "Inferior" is also by these guys. And it's way great.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real | )
Dubfire  Emissions (track 3)   Options Expansion / Contraction  Minus     
 
 
Set 4: the psych rock portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Black Angels  Snake In The Grass (track 11) (Listen: Real | )   Options Directions To See A Ghost  Light In The Attic  Easy tempo, bit spaced and almost low-key psych rock, resonant & acidy.   
F/i  The Hot Shop (track 9) (Listen: Real | )   Options A Question For The Somnambulist  Strange Attractors  Psych rock, getting a little faster.   
The Heads  Handlar Med Jonesie (track 2) (Listen: Real | )   Options (no title)  (no label)  It's from a 2-track split on-tour CD with Wooden Shjips. This song: a slow & spacey-loopy start, gradually builds to heavier, acidy & more intense. The Wooden Shjips song is also really good.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real | )
Dubfire  Emissions (track 3)   Options Expansion / Contraction  Minus     
 
 
Set 5. (Listen to this set: Real | )
Phil Niblock  Not Yet Titled (CD 2, track 3) (Listen: Real | )   Options Touch Three  Touch  Treated trumpet & harmonics, builds and gets more active, almost rock-like, didgeridoo-like trumpet, best song on the first 2 CDs.   
Sunn O))) + Boris  Blood Swamp (track 6) (Listen: Real | )   Options Altar  Southern Lord  Opens like hearing distant industrial feel down a long metallic corridor, builds a little to gradually shifting & surging, it's most like Sunn O))) by themselves, sudden quiet and fade out just before end.   
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music played during it: (Listen to this set: Real | )
Sunn O))) + Boris  Blood Swamp (track 6)   Options Altar  Southern Lord  Time was up, so I just talked over the end of the song.   

Listener comments!

  Mon. 9/29/08 12:08am roger lee nester:

hello andrew--i usually listen to a station in california--at this time --but your show looks SOUNDS GOOD--i may set a spell
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:09am Peter:

today is my birthday so i think this 2 colours and the music fit perfectly ok for me today.
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:09am roger lee nester:

no answer ever needed --just continue please..............
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:16am roger lee nester:

i miss mike lupica at wfmu---but i think andrew makes a dam good dj
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:21am Andrew:

Thanks, Roger. And I miss Mike as well.
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:21am roger lee nester:

andrew must have interned with mike--i have no idea--but i sense influence
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:28am roger lee nester:

thank you andrew cloverfield--look out there is a monster behind you!!--kidding mccain proabably in bed now
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:32am roger lee nester:

this my first time experience with this show--i like it !!
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:40am roger lee nester:

wfmu works in conjunction with kfjc in california--they will miss me tonite--i'm with evil twin wfmu
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:45am roger lee nester:

jesus h christ--he died went to hell for nuttin--wfmu proves that
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:47am roger lee nester:

you know ophelia??--at kfjc--don't you!!!!
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:52am roger lee nester:

carrol ann don't go into the light --GO INTO THE SOUND!!
  Mon. 9/29/08 12:59am roger lee nester:

OPHELIA AT KFJC --KNOWS ME AS COALHARD--I WILL LISTEN TO BOTH OF YOU --THANKS ANDREW
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:05am roger lee nester:

I WILL DO WHO'S BETTER--STARTING NOW
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:06am roger lee nester:

OPHELISA AHEAD
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:14am roger lee nester:

I AM A BIT TIPPSY---MAY BECOME--UNDERSTANDIBLE AT ANY MINUTE
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:23am roger lee nester:

I AM BECOMING TOO DRUNK TO TPYE --MAY HVAE TO CNOACT NXET TMIE--OPEN THE POD BAY DOORS HAL......
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:25am roger lee nester:

ANDREW AHEAD--BY NARROW MARGIN--THIS WILL BE FAIR TEST
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:29am roger lee nester:

THE FUTURE OF LISTENER KIND LIES IN THE BALLENCE MY FRIENDS
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:32am roger lee nester:

MY LIPS GOING NUMB--THEY WANT MY FINFGERS TO TOUCH --BUT NO--WOULD ONLY SLOW ME DOWN
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:35am roger lee nester:

I SHOULD BE ARRESTED--I RAN OVER A GERMAN SPELLER--AND HER DOG
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:37am roger lee nester:

I AM AN ONGOING EXPERIMENT--TESTING DONUGHT HOLES--SO FAR DONUT HOLES WINNING
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:41am oz:

ah, the only beats for a cool Cali night...
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:44am Andrew:

Oz - - things will change with the next set - - the psych rock portion of the evening. Hope you like that as well.
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:49am roger lee nester:

I LIKE SARA PALIN --WISH EVERYONE WOULD LEAVER HER ALONE
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:51am roger lee nester:

ORDINARY CITIZENS ARE BEST CHOICE FOR JOB--JUST WISH OBAMA DISCOVERED HER
  Mon. 9/29/08 1:58am roger lee nester:

OBAMA PALIN WOULD BE DREAM TICKET OF THE CENTURY!!!!!
  Mon. 9/29/08 2:06am roger lee nester:

I SAY TAX THE RICH---LET THE POOR EAT FREE COLLEGE RADIO---WITH HEFTY CONTRIBUTIONS I MIGHT ADD
  Mon. 9/29/08 2:51am mary:

That Niblock piece was gorgeous-even on the radio. I have heard some of his stuff live a while ago. I did not appreciate it as much then. It is beautiful.
  Mon. 9/29/08 2:56am Andrew:

The whole 3-CD set is great. I just discovered some of his Quartets - but that's for another time...
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