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Options May 16, 2011: Tales for the Apocalypse

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Artist Track Album Label
True Widow  Doomser   Options As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth   
Dave DeCastro  Dissolves in the Sun   Options The Startled Memory   
Aphrodite's Child  Loud, Loud, Loud / The Four Horseman   Options 666 (The Apocalypse Of John 13:18)  Vertigo 
Steve Tibbetts  Going Somewhere   Options Acoustibbets/Elektrobitts/Exotibbets  Frammis/ECM 
 
Saggitarius  My World Fell Down   Options Present Tense  Sundazed 
Monochrome Set  Apocalypso   Options Colour Transmission  Virgin 
XTC  This World Over   Options The Big Express  Geffen Records 
Mojave 3  Writing to St. Peter   Options Spoon and Rafter  4AD 
Sarah Kirkland Snider  And Then You Shall Be Lost Indeed / Open Hands   Options Penelope  New Amsterdam Records 
Sarah Kirkland Snider  Baby Teeth, Bones and Bullets   Options Penelope  New Amsterdam Records 
 
Alice Coltrane  Lovely Sky Boat   Options The Impulse Story  Impulse! 
Ana  Galaxia   Options Satélite 99  Grimsey Records 
Juana Molina  No es tan cierto   Options Tres Cosas  Domino 
Ryuchi Sakamoto  Salvation   Options Discord  Sony 
 
Traffic  John Barleycorn   Options John Barleycorn Must Die  Island 
Arborea  So Little Time   Options Red Planet   
Glenn Jones  Even to Win is to Fail   Options Even to Win is To Fail  Thrill Jockey 
Matt Bauer  I Want to Start Again   Options The Jessamine County Book of the Living   
 
Ben Solee  Huddle On the Rooftop   Options Inclusions  Tin Ear Records 
Moody Blues  Visions of Paradise   Options In Search of the Lost Chord  Deram 
Mahavishnu Orchestra  Smile of the Beyond   Options Apocalypse  Columbia/Legacy 
American Music Club  Will You Find Me?   Options Mercury   
 
Mose Allison  Ever Since the World Ended   Options Allison Wonderland: The Mose Allison Anthology  Rhino 
The John Coltrane Quartet  The Damned Don't Cry   Options The Complete Africa / Brass Sessions  Impulse! 
Paul Simon  The Afterlife   Options So Beautiful or So What  Hear Music 

Listener comments!

  Mon. 5/16/11 12:08pm dave:

does anyone actually know anyone who's inn this family radio,Mr.camping rapture etc. cult?
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:11pm dc pat:

I don't but I just saw this for the first time--Vegan Black Metal Pad Thai:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CeZlih4DDNg#at=323

CUT THE TOFU....TURN THE PLATE...
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:12pm glenn:

and there i was thinking what to do for lunch. pad thai it is. not vegan though.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:14pm dc pat:

I just busted out laughing in the office..."KINDA LOOKS LIKE PUUUKE" Better not watch it anymore..
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:18pm dave:

this is brilliant pat--knocks christianity into a cocked hat
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:18pm glenn:

it is pretty funny. looks like a good recipe too.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:20pm glenn:

then set aside for later!!! now crush the peanuts!!!
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:20pm Nanker de Tucson:

Cool! Aphrodite's Child
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:21pm dc pat:

I think I'm going to give it a shot this week but my knife is not awesome at all...
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:21pm aaa:

oh my god, this MUST be a sign@!@@!
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:21pm Droll:

Aphrodite's Child! EFD is gonna give you a big gold star!
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:22pm Sean Gostage:

Good afternoon Irene and hello to all your dear listeners
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:22pm Nanker de Tucson:

Reminds me of the old "Beaker Street" radio program from a strong AM station in Little Rock AR in the early '70s.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:23pm listenermark:

good afternoon Irene
good afternoon everyone
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:23pm Irene:

Hey, I gotta pay tribute to the coming apocalypse on May 21st somehow!
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:23pm TDK 60:

There's a big apocalypse bus going round Midtown NYC with signage warning we have til May 21st! I feel like asking them if I could borrow $20 til...
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:23pm glenn:

seriously, if you can swing it spend 300$ or so on a ceramic knife. you'll never look back.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:24pm trent:

YESSSSS this 666 is a great way to start the day thnaks irene
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:25pm listenermark:

If the rapture thing does go off, I'm having a luau party by the lake of fire next to the river of blood. It's potluck so bring your favorite covered dish. Thanks and I hope to see you there.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:26pm aaa:

I love how they sing that part "isagreeeen"
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:28pm Richard from Venezuela:

Hi Irene and all the listeners.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:28pm glenn:

potluck is code for lesbian vegetarian.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:29pm pizzadog:

This show is curing my hangover. Thank you.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:31pm listenermark:

I was thinking hot and spicy dishes. Sort of a theme lunch.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:34pm Satan:

Hey, I'll be there. I'm barbecuing................... souls. bwahaha.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:36pm Satan:

Also pork chops. I like to put them on my horns and lean into the fire. 5 minutes is usually pretty good.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:37pm aaa:

I wanna eat ducks
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:37pm Droll:

Satan? Whoa, is that really you? I haven't seen you since I played that Ozzy record backwards. Don't you have something more frivolous to do?
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:39pm Satan:

I'm gonna go hang with those crazy kids in Graveyard. Nice guys. Ducks i can do, but i need a couple days notice.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:39pm Rap T. Ure:

http://www.raptureready.com/ ;) Homeland Defense for the Blessed :( Great show - most excellent atmospherics in preparation for the end of time.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:41pm dc pat:

I'll probably be watching some premiere league soccer on the apocalypse...
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:41pm aaa:

I think I'm gonna try and stop the rapture, now that I know when it is
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:44pm pierre:

Bonsoir Irene and all listeners, even those who i already salute !
It's 06.45 pm in Paris, and its coffee and cigarettes time.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:45pm annie:

yay, made it back in time..
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:48pm pierre:

THE MONOCHROME SET !!!
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:48pm Satan:

Mrs Satan's out picking up some party favours and some rum. I really like a nice mojito.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:51pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

anytime I think of Satan now it's the South Park version. He seems like a nice sort of fellow.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:53pm TDK60:

Can't go wrong with XTC.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:54pm Satan:

Thank you DCE. You seem like a nice guy too. I'll put an extra pork chop aside for you.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:56pm still b/p:

Pitchfork swizzle sticks! And devil, wear that blue dress.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:57pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Neil Halstead has one of the great breathy voices of mellow indie rock.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:58pm Satan:

Just because I'm Pure Evil doesn't mean I'm a cross dressing pervert.
  Mon. 5/16/11 12:59pm annie:

great show so far.. makes me wonder who's really behind this rapture thing.. hhmm..
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:00pm rst-wiley:

Who's making money off it?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:01pm glenn:

just at a guess i'd go with superstitious retards.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:01pm annie:

see?? i'd go with the money
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:12pm Doctor B.:

You're putting on a great show of sweet, meditative and mildly hallucinotory music. Love it! Keep it up! WFMU rocks!!!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:13pm Satan:

I like Irene too. Another extra pork chop.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:14pm rst-wiley:

Last Night (1998) !
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:15pm Mike East:

Anyone ever see "A Boy and His Dog" with Don Johnson? That and Omega Man are my favorites, I think.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:16pm annie:

testament. with jane alexander (?)
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:18pm listenermark:

Googled 'The Rapture" movie. David Duchovny has a mullet. That's eternity in hell in my book.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:18pm glenn:

a boy and his dog is just disturbing.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:19pm rst-wiley:

The first half (or so) of "Until the End of the World" is good, too.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:19pm still b/p:

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is not a great movie, but I do like how the kids in it refer to the "pocky clips."
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:19pm glenn:

mullet - business in the front, party in the back. p.s., every canadian guy has one, at one time or another.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:20pm meloo:

nice , for midnight...
from jp
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:21pm annie:

i totally forgot about mad max..
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:21pm listenermark:

All my information about Canada is from South Park
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:23pm glenn:

has anybody ever read alas babylon, by pat frank? i don't know if it was ever made into a film, but it's a great book about post nucular (thanks dubya) life.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:26pm glenn:

fair enough. all my info about colorado is from south park.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:26pm still b/p:

In the recent Book of Eli with Denzel, it was a disapointment that, by now, they wouldn't go beyond a simple plot that feels easy and familiar and cadges Mad Max design flavors. Did, however, give me a renewed appreciation for Al Green's version of How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:27pm listenermark:

Lovely Sky Boat by Alice Coltrane is neato.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:29pm maja:

i love your show!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:30pm Mike East:

@Glenn, I think Alas Babylon was the only book I liked in High School. @still b/p - the twist at the end of Book of Eli pissed me off. Of newer post apocalyse movies, The Road was pretty excellent, I think.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:31pm zoot:

Glad A Boy and His Dog was mentioned. For books, how about "Good Omens," a merry romp through the apocolypse by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:32pm glenn:

i think it's fantastic, and i'm surprised it's not more widely known.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:35pm glenn:

and also samuel r. delaney, but i can't remember the title off the top of my head. google, here i come.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:36pm annie:

(frantically writing each of these down)
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:36pm Looms:

Hello all.
Fave movie about the end of the world is In the Mouth of Madness by John Carpenter. Or maybe The Thing.
Looking forward to watch A Boy And His Dog.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:37pm Mike East:

After we read Alas Babylon in school, we watched "The Day After..."which may have been a made for TV movie.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:38pm glenn:

delany. the book is dhalgren. it's pretty much a given that apocalypse writing is going to be science fiction, i guess, or is that too broad a statement?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:38pm Marc S:

I live in Brighton, UK. I found your station yesterday and have recommended it to all my friends. Very eclectic and rare and unusual track selections. Thanks!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:38pm still b/p:

Yes, the Eli "twist" was weak, like something you'd see in a sci-fi comic book or a Twilight Zone episode back around the time Chubby's Twist was current.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:39pm glenn:

What about the awesome comments board, Marc? don't we deserve props too?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:41pm Marc S:

Of course! Neil Gaiman is a legend in his own tea-time. :D Good selection of apocalyptic fare on show. Good work guys!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:41pm annie:

and people are attending post-rapture looting parties and finding sweet squats in mansions..
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:43pm rst-wiley:

Bender's Big Score ?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:43pm listener mark:

If the rapture happens, I'm heading to WFMU in Jersey City. Ken Freedman will save us, or not.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:43pm glenn:

what's the current status of gaiman vs. minnesota governor?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:47pm Chris from DC:

Anyone mention "On The Beach"?
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:47pm annie:

"mouth of madness" is on youtube
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:47pm Marc S:

It's all here glenn : http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2010/05/political-football-in-teacup.html
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:49pm Looms:

@annie: A Boy And His Dog is on youtube too :)
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:49pm zoot:

If you're concerned about care of your pet after the rapture, check out this amusing column: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/doomsday-approaches/2011/05/05/AFcZJn7F_story.html
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:49pm maja:

the road
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:51pm Martha in EC:

In the Mouth of Madness is available for INSTANT streaming Irene :) I think I will watch while I work.
I liked The Road as an audiobook, but watched the movie for Viggo
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:52pm annie:

oh, thanks looms.. i was just thinking about my netflix-free existence and how much i rely upon youtube for movies..
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:52pm still b/p:

Children of Men was well done, but too much of it was just chasing and shooting and dodging and tight escapes that could've been in any picture.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:53pm Mike East:

I saw A boy and his dog thanks to Netflix Instant
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:54pm annie:

i could not sit through "children of men"
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:54pm Dave de:

Cheers Irene!!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:54pm Marc S:

Children of Men has an amazing single shot, no cuts action sequence in it though...Even John Woo must have been jealous of that one...!
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:55pm Mike East:

Holy Crap I forgot Children of Men! Love that movie. Clive Owen is the shit.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:57pm glenn:

yep. matt dean's a douchebag.
  Mon. 5/16/11 1:59pm Irene:

Children of Men is a fave of mine too. So many great suggestions, folks. I'll be very busy watching this week before it all ends.
;D
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:02pm Marc S:

You guys forgot Planet of The Apes, Day of theTriffids (original English version!), Logan's Run and Delicatessen :D
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:03pm Looms:

I'm thinking of it now, just another kind of "end of the world": Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick. I love it.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:06pm rst-wiley:

Good quote on imdb re: Until the End of the World.
(I haven't seen the director's cut to say, but agree w the 150 min comments)

"At a whopping 280 minutes, Wender's intended length of his sci-fi epic Until the End of the World might actually make some wish the world was ending, but for those of us willing to commit the time, the Director's cut is a rewarding experience.

The 150 minute theatrical version of the film was criticized for being overly ambitious, disjointed and underdeveloped, while the Director's cut not only fills in these blanks, it fleshes out this fascinating story about how we see the world around us, the search for identity within that world and our obsessive/destructive interface with technology as a means to process reality, both conscious and unconscious. "
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:06pm glenn:

i'd argue that dr. strangelove is pre apocalyptic.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:10pm Martha in EC:

I went back and read Children of Men... yes, the book! It was better.
P.d.James... didn't have Clive tho'
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:12pm Marc S:

Not sure if they might be 'too English' for you guys, but there are 2 films which are in my opinion, stark and very realistic in the way they deal with the subject of how an apocalypse would effect ordinary people. They are 'When The Wind Blows' an aniamtion which focuses on an elderly couple, and 'Threads' which covers quite a long period of time after the 'event'. Check them out if you can find them.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:13pm glenn:

martha, i only watched siesta because ellen barkin was in it, and it was still worth it.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:13pm Looms:

I'd argue that A Boy Ans His Dog is post apocalyptic, Glenn.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:14pm glenn:

and you would be absolutely correct.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:16pm Alan Cynic:

Some stunningly beautiful music, as ever! Very pleased to finally hear Arborea, about whom I've been hearing great things.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:17pm Chris from DC:

Going to see Arboria tonight with Fern Knight
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:19pm annie:

i absolutely LOVED "threads"
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:21pm Marc S:

@annie. Yes, it's pretty bleak, but very well done considering it's age now. Both films are on youtube in parts. WTWB has Bowie, Genesis and Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame on the soundtrack as well. Bonus!
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:22pm Looms:

On YouTube too, thanks Annie!
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:22pm jaycjay:

Just noticed that rst-wiley mentioned 1998's 'Last Night' an hour or so ago. Something that stands out about that story is that the actual cause of the impending end of the world is never mentioned. There's no doubt that it will happen at a particular date and time, but the exact mechanism of it isn't mentioned. And really, I guess that would be kind of irrelevant.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:22pm annie:

yes marc, bleak, and imho, close to what reality would offer up if in fact those things came about.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:24pm dave:

threads terrified me when it was aired on bbc2 when i was about 14 or so---the actual time,so not at all dated and too close to home-about 35 miles down the road
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:26pm dave:

immediately after was a studio programme where members of the govt. argued that it wouldnt be as bad as that--in other words making out they woul;dnt mind a nuclear war really---really scary
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:26pm Marc S:

@annie. well that's the scary part isn't it. No Hollywood glamour when the bombs are falling :D
@dave yeah it's scarier when you know the places involved!
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:27pm dave:

sure thing marc--does look a bit datred now though
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:28pm Doctor B.:

Has anyone mentioned the movie "Miracle Mile"? I'd call that one a pre-apocalyptic romance!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097889/
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:28pm glenn:

probably why i'm afraid of mullets.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:29pm Marc S:

@dave. Yeah! You have to suspend a little more disbelief than usual :) But still holds up when you stop laughing at the haircuts and fashions!
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:29pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I've loved this Moody Blues album since I was a kid (and all the others)
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:32pm annie:

DCE- timeless.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:33pm rst-wiley:

@jaycjay Yeah, the 'y2k' tagging from those times never stuck to this film.

This may 21 has nothing on y2k bullshit.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:34pm zoot:

I knew the fellow who wrote the non-fiction book upon which Threads was based. It was cheerily called, Life After Nuclear War. My friend was known as Dr. Doom.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:42pm nothingness&drunkeness:

Love Mhavishnu Jon & Mark E.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:44pm dave:

zoot--i thought barry hines of kes etc wrote it
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:44pm Mike East:

Amazing show today, Irene. I was gonna use this theme for my monthly mixtape, but my record collection is not big enough to fill an hour of apocalyptic music. Would love to hear Bunny Wailer's Armigideon. Great comments, too, commenters. Thanks for all the movie tips. Definitely my favorite genre.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:48pm zoot:

Arthur Katz - Life After Nuclear War, but he didn't write the screenplay.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:49pm Irene:

Yes, Thanks everyone for all the great contributions! Lots of great suggestions.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:50pm Looms:

Damn', this is the end of the show :(
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:53pm rst-wiley:

Glad to have a first set to go back and listen to. Might even rerun on the apocalyptic theme. Rerunning is part of apocalyptic themes, too.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:54pm Ari M.:

It's the end of the show as we know it....and I feel fiiiine.
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:56pm gail:

the film the road excellent post apocalyptic
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:58pm Alan Cynic:

I want to rush out and kiss you all before the world ends.....especially Sofia Coppola.....nobody after that, as it's be post-Coppola lips!
  Mon. 5/16/11 2:58pm rst-wiley:

ohh, squish.
  Mon. 5/16/11 3:00pm Irene:

Here's one big kiss to you all, Alan! I intend on being back same time next week although maybe well all be together in hell. Happy Rapture!
  Mon. 5/16/11 3:00pm v k:

would have loved to see Paul Simon at Beacon last week; but $150? Geez Paul. At least I have memories of seeing him for $25, including a magical version of "Cool Cool River"
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