Options Irene Trudel: Playlist from March 30, 2009 Options

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Options March 30, 2009: Bowing and stringing our way into spring with QQQ

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Artist Track Album Label Format
Anbjorg Lien  Aja   Options Baba Yaga  Northside   
Dana & Karen Kletter  Directions   Options Dear Enemy  Hannibal   
Threnody Ensemble  The Machine   Options Timbre Hollow  New Albion   
L'Altra  Traffic   Options In the Afternoon     
Die Knodel  Chinese Lanterns   Options Die Noodle!  Koch   
Die Knodel  Once Upon A Time in Strawberryland   Options Die Noodle!  Koch   
 
TIn Hat  Intractable   Options The Sad Machinery of Spring     
Troka  Masurkka   Options Troka  Northside   
Knut Hamre & Steve Tibbetts  Spelar Guro   Options A  ECM   
Robin Williamson  Verses at Ellesmere   Options The Iron Stone  ECM   
 
 
Live performance by QQQ (Dan Trueman, violin/ Monica Mugan, guitar/ Beth Myers, viola/ Jason Treuting, percussion)
 
They're not some sort of power-share stock but rather QQQ is a string-driven bluegrass-leaning folk ensemble with a classical twist. The quartet's label, New Amsterdam Records, describes the ensemble this way, "Cram together a waltz à la Bill Monroe with a Norwegian wedding march, mix in some 2 and 4 and add a bit of improvisation and a post-something classical style. Now you have an idea of one QQQ tune." QQQ just released a debut album, and came to WFMU to play live.
QQQ  Runaway Puppy   Options      
QQQ  Swimming Under the Moonlight   Options      
QQQ  Sister Sparrow   Options     CD 
QQQ  Unpacking the Trailer   Options      
QQQ  Toykey Joykey   Options      
QQQ  Rocolocosmokotoko   Options     CD 
QQQ  Spring   Options      
 
QQQ  Ghostwalk   Options Unpacking the Trailer  New Amsterdam Records   
Ramon and Jessica  5 & Not 6   Options Handyman's Honeymoon     
Aran Ruth  Flying on Silver Wings   Options (7-inch EP)  The Beehive Rocording Co.  45 
Tindersticks  The Other Side of the World   Options The Hungry Saw     
 
Arborea  In The Tall Grass   Options House of Sticks  Borne!   
Fleet Foxes  Tiger Mountain Peasant Song   Options Fleet Foxes     
Rev. John DeLore  Slow Down   Options Ode to an American Urn     
         

Listener comments!

  Mon. 3/30/09 3:02pm V K:

glad to have you back this week.
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:03pm NS Andy:

Missed you Irene!
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:03pm Sean Daily:

Second comment! Woo hoo!
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:16pm Parq:

Dang, is it three already? Welcome back, Miss I.
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:22pm Irene's first set...:

...nobody does it better
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:30pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

you've just made me a L'Altra fan!
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:36pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

You're keeping my productivity up. Cheers!
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:39pm Parq:

This "Chinese Lanterns" would make good music for a movie.
  Mon. 3/30/09 3:50pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

oh, that Tin Hat dobro is killin' me!!
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:05pm jan:

great show, Irene! Have to remember to turn on WFMU- some how got
off of listening to Mondays after Charlie left.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:08pm Greg from Detroit:

That's a pretty wild band Robin Williamson has!
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:13pm just broke out my...:

...spoons to play along with Q Q Q
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:31pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

dear lord we turned mauve since the last time I looked.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:35pm Cecile:

I think it's more a Pepto Pink, d.e.c.
or a deep rose
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:36pm Irene:

Oh, I just figured we'd need a little splash of color for spring.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:43pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

it's prettier the longer I look at it. It reminds me of my grandma's bathroom from when i was a lad.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:43pm Cecile:

I like it!
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:45pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

I get to go on vacation come Thursday and this week can not go by fast enough. I'm lucky I got WFMU to help pass the hours and days.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:47pm Steven Swartz:

Wow, QQQ sounds fantastic. Beautiful job -- so glad that worked out!
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:49pm Bäd R☺nald:

I concur w/both the QQQ and pepto accolades.
  Mon. 3/30/09 4:57pm Cecile:

comeback? It's already had a comeback!
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:08pm Sean Daily:

Borrrrr-riiiiiiiiing. Where are the power chords? The pyrotechnics? The women slinking around in latex like cats in heat?
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:10pm Irene:

Sean-- For a comment like that I may ban you from making First Comment (or Second, etc)!
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:10pm Cecile:

That's Thursday, Sean!
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:11pm djarnis:

just tuned in .. and wow QQQ sounds really amazing! good stuff
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:12pm Sean Daily:

But I LIKE women in latex slinking around etc. etc. Grumble grumble...
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:30pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

Aran Ruth is really hitting the spot right now.
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:36pm slugluv1313:

ahhhhhh TINDERSTICKS!!!!!!!
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:42pm maria:

Trent told me that the batteries are solar-charged during the day when the sun is out then they power the stuff at night no problem.
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:51pm dale:

This Fleet Foxes song is beautiful.
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:54pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

fleet foxes leave me cold. Just don't really do anything for me.
  Mon. 3/30/09 5:54pm dale:

Irene, don't know if I've ever asked, but could you play something from Harmonium's "L'Heptade" again sometime?
  Mon. 3/30/09 6:02pm Irene:

Sure! I probably could next week if I remember to bring it in.
  Mon. 3/30/09 6:03pm Dean:

Irene - thanks so much for playing
Aran Ruth. I just got the single 2 weeks ago. Didn't know anyone knew who she was.
  Mon. 3/30/09 6:04pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

Best opening to the speakeasy ever.
  Sun. 5/10/09 5:35pm Peter:

Irene, you have an error on your playlist. The 'Tin Hat Trio' track is not 'Intractable,' but rather 'The Comet.'
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