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Options January 21, 2010: Doing this for the sake of ART with an Interview with Merle Becker, director of American Artifact

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Artist Track Album
Arp  Premonition of the Sculptor Steiner   Options In Light 
Peter Gabriel  Fourteen Black Paintings   Options Us 
Glen Armstrong and the Dirty Clergy  Scene Tucked Under a Van Gogh Sky (with John Sinclair)   Options Under a Van Gogh Sky 
Jason Moran  Artists Ought to be Writing   Options Artist in Residence 
Titus Andronicus  Upon Viewing Brueghel's "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus"   Options The Airing of Grievances 
Amadou & Mariam  Artistiya   Options Dimanche A Bamako 
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of the Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk    
Billy Bragg  Must I Paint You a Picture   Options Worker's Playtime 
Felt  Primitive Painter   Options Gold Mine Trash 
The Smiths  Paint a Vulgar Picture   Options Strangeways, Here We Come 
My Bloody Valentine  Paint a Rainbow   Options Rough Trade Shops Indiepop 1 Disc 2 
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach    
  Interview with Merle Becker, director of American Artifact    
The Kinks  Art Lover   Options Arista Years 
Donovan  Museum   Options Troubadour: The Definitive Collection 1964-1976 
Paul McCartney  Picasso's Last Words   Options Band on the Run 
Neil Young  The Painter   Options Prairie Wind 
Bob Dylan  WhenI Paint my Masterpiece   Options Greatest Hits Vol 2 
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore    
Talking Heads  Artists Only   Options More Songs About Buildings and Food 
The Modern Lovers  Pablo Picasso   Options The Modern Lovers 
David Bowie  Andy Warhol   Options Hunky Dory 
Destroyer  Modern Painters   Options This Night 
Vibrators  Andy Warhol   Options Demos and Rarities 
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From Coney Island Boardwalk    
  Interview with Merle Becker, director of American Artifact    
Death by Chocolate  The Salvador Dali Murder Mystery   Options Death by Chocolate 
Creation  Painter Man   Options  
Ruby  The Painter   Options Let Em Have It! Vol 1 
Ogden Nash  Portrait of an Artist   Options The Fanciful World of Ogden Nash 
Nat 'King' Cole  Mona Lisa   Options  
Mel Torme & Peggy Lee  The Old Master Painter   Options The Velvet Fog 
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach    
Mission to Burma  Max Ernst   Options Signals, Calls and Marches 
Simple Minds  Pablo Picasso   Options The Early Years 
Paul is Dead  Jasper Johns   Options Los Angeles Free Music Society Box set: The Lowest Form of Music 
The Rezillos  [My Baby Does] Good Sculptures   Options Can't Stand The Rezillos! 
Yeah Yeah Yeahs  Art Star   Options  

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/21/10 6:03am Chuck:

Morning! In complete hind sight I should have given you a song from Group 6...
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:04am Meghan:

Morning Chuck! No worries.... Not as many songs today as usual cause of interview....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:07am Chuck:

Gotcha! Forgot about the interview... Group 6 was a local jazz-fusion outfit from up here in the late 80s... I knew the bass player, he eventually married someone I worked with at Bacchus... The song in mind was called "Art with a Capitol 'F'"... Ha!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:08am Dave B:

Coffee - Check
Internet - Check
UTP on WFMU - Check

Morning Chuck and Meghan (and anyone else)
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:08am Meghan:

ha! go figure... I had another art song that was making fun of art too, but didn't make the cut...
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:08am Meghan:

Morning Dave! Got the logo! Nice job
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:11am Dave B:


Thanks. Still needs more work IMHO. Illustrator is a P.I.T.A. to use.
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:11am Chuck:

Good day, Dave! Meg, since I can't get to Facebook using Linux do you have the logo posted elsewhere?
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:13am Meghan:

I haven't posted it yet.... Got it this morning. I'll post it here when I get the chance

and yes, Illustrator is a bothersome system....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:13am Dave B:

Chuck, I was thinking about this conundrum you're in regarding Facebook. What flavor of *nix are you using? There might be ways around it.
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:14am Dave B:

oh.... and that Gabriel Song was the goods..
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:16am Chuck:

Don't ya hate it when software that's supposed to make things easier doesn't.... It's the Mandriva release, Dave... I think it's got more to do with the Mozilla Firefox browser than anything...
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:18am Chuck:

I used to have the Red Hat distribution on Linux... They only have it for main frames these days....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:19am Meghan:

I have been using Chrome, the google version of mozilla....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:21am Chuck:

Not to be confused with the Catherine Wheel album of the same name... I'll look into that, there has to be a way....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:22am Dave B:

I'll ask some of the *nix weenies at work what they're doing. Don't want to turn this into a tech chat. Maybe a virtual windows machine or WINE packaging of IE or something. Meg, when you can (and because you can) can you make the offline introductions?
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:23am Meghan:

ahhh, no worries! I pass it off to both of you!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:24am pauldepiperssonapaganpoet:

well whole industries get built up around programs., like flash and after effects, photoshop etc. Thats why in many ways they are quite complex to use. wow songs on art. nice idea meghan. a blank canvas so to speak;) a vast open expanse of arty farty weirdness. i dont do requests either so my request isnt; could you play the art bears? thx
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:24am Dave B:

Helping people, it's in my DNA.
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:27am Meghan:

Art Bears.... who is that by Paul? I never ran across that in my searches..... I doubt I will get to it, due to interview coming up....but i will search!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:27am Chuck:

I just don't understand why my current version of IE doesn't seem to work anymore... I will take 12 hours or more to just open my home page, if at all! No, I'm NOT kidding!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:29am Dave B:

that is odd... and that last track was GRRRRRRRRRREAT!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:32am Chuck:

Hey, I get work from sculptors... Not so rare... Yes, Amadou & Mariam was most excellent!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:34am Dave B:

Just dawned on me
"Love With A Thinker" - Utopia

kinda sculptorally related, if only in title. - HA!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:35am Meghan:

ha.... true!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:36am pauldepiperssonapaganpoet:

Hi Meghan - Art bears are a great avant garde band with the cult members dagmar krause, fred frith and chris cutler, active late 70s and early 80s. their second album Winter Songs comprises fourteen short songs that were based on carvings on the stylobate of the Amiens Cathedral in France. great band
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:38am Dave B:

@ Paul, if Frith is in it, it's gotta be good. Thanks for the lead.
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:38am Meghan:

ohhhhh interesting.... I will have to check them out!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:40am Chuck:

Having Liz Frazer in this song realy makes it happen!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:41am Meghan:

That was what made me buy the album..... my brother got me into them cause of this song.... Now you can't find the album anywhere. Thank god I was a music pack rat in high school.....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:42am Chuck:

I know! I've looked for it, can't find the whole thing anywhere...
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:44am Meghan:

Well, if you can get mediafire working, I'll send it to you.....
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:46am Chuck:

I can get stuff through Mediafire... I usually use Rapidshare though...
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:47am Meghan:

Well i will send it over......
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:48am Chuck:

Thanks, Meg!!!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:54am Chuck:

Don't let your landlord near her, Meghan! He'll swipe her stuff!
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:55am Dave B:

Back in the early 80's during my CBGB days, Sean Taggart was the man on the L.E.S.
  Thu. 1/21/10 6:56am Meghan:

ha! no my landlord collects German pop art stuff... so I am safe
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:00am Chuck:

One never knows.... What about tacky post cards though? I get lots of giggles out of them... Hope everyone else does too...
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:07am Dave B:

On a related note, the "Who Shot Rock And Roll" exhibit is still at the Brooklyn Museum. You have until the end of the month to check it out. I highly recommend it.
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:08am Meghan:

I was there for the opening to see Blondie, but never made it up to the actual exhibit......
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:10am Dave B:

that was intended as a royal "You"

  Thu. 1/21/10 7:14am Chuck:

Jeez, I remember that I fried my cassette tape of this Kinks album from playing it too often... hehe...
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:24am Mike in Chicago:

  Thu. 1/21/10 7:25am Meghan:

Hey there Mike!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:27am Meghan:

Wow, I didn't know Cage was still "performing" that piece.... and with an orchestra none the less!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:29am Maestroso:

Good morning Meghan,
I'm a little late to this show (missed two in a row), and you probably have more material than you need, but here's a suggestion: Paint the Road, on Adrian Belew's first(?) solo album.
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:30am Meghan:

Glad to see you back Maestroso! Not as much music today due to a 2 part interview..... second part coming up soon....
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:31am Dave B:

For the record, Wendy Sutter and Ira and Phillip Glass will be performing at Apple SoHo tonight @7. Apple's filming it for a future iTunes thing.

They're performing Allen Ginsberg's great Vietnam-era poem Wichita Vortex Sutra.
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:31am Mike in Chicago:

wild footage!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:34am Dave B:

didn't he proclaim "I'm that guy from Rock Band" at the Golden Globes?
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:35am Dirty Old Man:

Ahh! Lamb-bertsville
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:36am Meghan:

Oh interesting..... nap then I might have to go check that out!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:49am Chuck:

Are you gonna get to "Vincent" by Don McLean, Meghan? Just a thought...
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:50am Meghan:

Nope..... didn't get to it.... would have been in the set with Dylan and Young
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:52am Chuck:

Would have made the most sense there... It's okay, it's his second most played tune anyway... I won't really miss it much...
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:55am rb in scotland:

Afternoon all..!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:55am Chuck:

Whoa! There's a can of worms! Instrumentals can be long...
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:56am Meghan:

Morning RB! Ha... I know chuck.... but something I can't pass up, you know....
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:58am Mike in Chicago:

RB- have a beer for me!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:59am Chuck:

Gives you the chance to delve into some jazzy numbers though... Something you don't get to very often...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:01am Meghan:

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:02am Chuck:

Oh! I'll have to send you Evan Foster's solo work! Super surfy guitar pieces from a few years ago...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:03am rb in scotland:

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - "I Only Have Eyes For You"
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:04am Dave B:

So, is it instrumentals of songs that would otherwise have lyrics, or just songs sans words?

Oh, and if I find time to revise/tighten up that logo design, whats the drop dead deadline? Midnight?
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:04am rb in scotland:

Mike...thanks, and likewise!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:06am Mike in Chicago:

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:07am Chuck:

Don't forget the cheez! I just got an 18 volume collection of "lounge" music. A little Esquevel, anyone?
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:07am Meghan:

Dave for you.... I'll give you to next week.... hehe.

Instrumentals don't have to be versions of songs without the words... but music without words in general. Like the great jazz pieces or bands that only perform instrumental music...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:07am Dave B:

return volley, Mike...

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:09am Meghan:

oh nice one Mike.... love the 50's Theremin......
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:12am Mike in Chicago:

u can get a theremin for 79 bucks from Japan on eBay now
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:12am Meghan:

Wow, Zappa is soooo YOUNG!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:14am Parq:

Megan, I hope you don't think that this interview excuses you from doing a cheese set.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:20am rb in scotland:

why not combine instrumentals and cheese?
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:21am Meghan:

hahaha.... nice rb
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:22am Dave B:

RB - I'll raise you one drumkit MADE from cheese

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:23am Meghan:

That one was circulating around the WFMU emails for a bit.... funny
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:29am Chuck:

Art becomes....... Cheese!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:29am rb in scotland:

Awww...that one even comes under today's "Art" theme. Top notch find. Kudos! Surely can't be bettered.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:29am Parq:

Words to live by, Ogden.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:33am Dave B:

Oh... Master PAINTER!.... From the other room it sounded slightly different.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:33am Parq:

That old WHAT?? Oh, master - *painter* . . .
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:34am Parq:

Beat me to it, Dave.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:35am Dave B:

there's a theme idea. Double entendres!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:36am Mike in Chicago:

Big movie news.....
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:37am jeff p:

Peaches & Herb!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:38am Chuck:

Anything by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, Meg... They were married for a time...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:38am Meghan:

Hey there Jeff! Yes, the wonderous Peaches & Herb!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:40am Chuck:

Please skip Loggins & Messina though... Terrible....
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:40am Maestroso:

Batdorf and Rodney!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:40am jeff p:

cheech & chong
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:41am Mike in Chicago:

Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:42am Chuck:

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:43am Parq:

Speaking of "& Herb: . . .

  Thu. 1/21/10 8:45am Meghan:

Ahhh yes....
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:45am Parq:

Whoah, was that the same Simple Minds who did that song from that teen angst movie? And who knew that Jojo Richman's classic had an answer song?
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:46am Chuck:

Oh, please no Hall & Oats either... Revolting...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:47am Meghan:

Well, that COULD be part of the Cheese!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:47am Dave B:

Dorothy Dandridge and Paul White:
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:47am Andy in Berlin:

what about David Bowid and Cher?
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:49am Meghan:

What did Bowie and Cher do together?! And Hello there Andy!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:49am messica:

No Art Star?! waaaaa!!
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:49am Parq:

Or Gregg Allman and Cher. You could do a whole "& Cher" set.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:50am Meghan:

oh hush you..... i had room and it was short...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:50am Dave B:

Povel Ramel & Alice Babs
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:51am Chuck:

You spoke too soon Jess...
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:51am Andy in Berlin:

Here you go...

(watch out for that hair!)
there's also some live bowie album that has her doing a duet with him
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:52am Mike in Chicago:

Tom Jones and janis Joplin are on YouTube
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:56am (mta) Tony:

I can't believe you didn't play "Art for Art's Sake" by 10cc. Looking forward to next week's show.
  Thu. 1/21/10 8:57am Andy in Berlin:

I guess no Paintwork by the Fall. Shucks!
  Thu. 1/21/10 7:28pm Lenny:

ART IS MADE BY ORDINARY PEOPLE.Creatures having only virtures can hardly be imagined making art. It's difficult to picture the Virgin Mary painting landscapes. Or Batman throwing pots. The flawless creature wouldn't need to make art. And so, ironically, the ideal artist is scarcely a theoretical figure at all. If art is made by ordinary people, then you'd have to allow that the ideal artist would be an ordinary person too,with the whole usual mixed bag of traits that real human beings possess. This is a giant hint about art, because it suggests that our flaws and weaknesses,while often obstacles to our getting work done,are a source of strenght as well. Something about art making has to do with overcoming things,giving us a clear opportunity for doing things in ways we have always known we should do them.
-from ART and FEAR
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