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Options January 23, 2012: Songs to stay in bed with, and a live set by Laura Gibson

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
Kate Bush  Lake Tahoe   Options 50 Words for Snow  Fish People/EMI    0:00:00 ()
Joy Askew  I Broke the Law   Options Drunk On You  (self released)    0:10:04 ()
Candy Claws  Warm Forest Floor   Options Hidden Lands  Twosyllable Records    0:14:07 ()
Trio Tritticali  Who Knows Yet   Options Issue #1  (self released)    0:17:16 ()
David Garland  What I Wanted to Say   Options Conversations with the Cinnamon Skeleton  (self released)    0:22:37 ()
Music behind DJ:
Tim Motzer + Markus Reuter 
  Descending      0:30:46 ()
Amina Aloui  Buscate en Mi   Options Arco Iris  ECM    0:35:32 ()
Marketa Irglova  Wings of Desire   Options Anar  Anti-    0:41:59 ()
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan  Raccoon Song / Queens   Options YT//ST  Psychic Handshake    0:48:17 ()
Juana Molina  Solo Su Voz   Options Tres Cosas      0:53:15 ()
Music behind DJ:
Tim Motzer + Markus Reuter 
  Descending      0:57:27 ()

Live Performance and chat with Laura Gibson (with Jill Coykendall: clarinet, and Johanna Kunin: piano, flute, backing vocals)
  With a voice that is both fragile and world-weary, Laura Gibson at first glance would seem to embody the gray skies of her native Portland in the Pacific Northwest but there's a lightness to her songs as well. Gibson doesn't use typical singer-songwriter instrumentation, liberally using clarinet and chamber-music touches in her songs. Her new album, La Grande, sounds both of an earlier age and of modern times, with the tiniest hint of Billie Holiday sneaking into her vocal delivery. Laura Gibson and her band played live on Irene's WFMU program.
Laura Gibson  La Grande   Options       1:02:09 ()
Laura Gibson  Milk Heavy/Pollen-Eyed   Options       1:09:31 ()
Laura Gibson  Lion/Lamb   Options La Grande  Barsuk Records  CD  1:15:43 ()
Laura Gibson  The Fire   Options       1:23:33 ()
Laura Gibson  Skin, Warming Skin   Options La Grande  Barsuk Records  CD  1:32:00 ()
Laura Gibson  Crow Swallow   Options       1:38:27 ()
Laura Gibson  Feather Lungs   Options La Grande  Barsuk Records    1:43:17 ()
Bright Archer (Johanna Kunin)  Hidden Systems   Options Hidden Systems  (self released)    1:46:47 ()
Jolie Holland & The Grand Chandeliers  Remember   Options Pint of Blood  Anti-    1:50:34 ()
Marianne Dissard  Ete Hiver   Options L'Abandon      1:53:39 ()
Marissa Nadler  The Sun Always Reminds Me of You   Options Marissa Nadler  Box of Cedar    1:58:43 ()
Liam Finn  Real Late   Options Fomo  Yep Roc    2:11:30 ()
Lindsey Buckingham  When She Comes Down   Options Seeds We Sow  (self released)    2:14:45 ()
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger  Britney Jean   Options La Carotte Bleue  Chimera Music    2:19:35 ()
John Doe  Moonbeam   Options Keeper  Yep Roc    2:23:45 ()
Harry Nilsson  Think About Your Troubles (alternate version)   Options The Point  RCA    2:27:42 ()
Music behind DJ:
Tim Motzer + Markus Reuter 
  Descending      2:30:25 ()
Pink Floyd  Cymbaline   Options Sdtk: More  Harvest/EMI    2:38:57 ()
Popol Vuh  In Deine Hand   Options Letzte Tage - Letzte Nachte      2:43:43 ()
Peter Sarstedt  Step into the Candlelight   Options Peter Sarstedt/As Though It Were a Movie  BGO Records    2:46:48 ()
Peggy Sue  Funeral Beat   Options Acrobats  Yep Roc    2:50:00 ()
Paul Giovanni  Willow's Song   Options The Wicker Man: The Original Soundtrack  Trunk Records    2:54:24 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 1/23/12 12:09pm Van in DC:

Yay!! Kate! So many thanks!

Hi Irene!
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:10pm Cecile:

wow. This is perhaps the first Kate Bush song I've actually liked.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:10pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

hey Irene. I need 50 words for rain this winter.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:11pm Cecile:

how did the move go, Van?
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:13pm Van in DC:

Fairly well, thanks for asking...still adjusting though. Different lifestyle here than in Dallas, for sure

As for KaTe, one need only look at my Twitter avatar to figure out how I feel about her :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:15pm Cecile:

what's your handle on Twitter? I'm @dowdydiva
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:16pm Jay/ London:

Good afternoon Irene just got in from work. Enjoying the music, just right :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:17pm Van in DC:

@Van_in_DC :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:18pm Jay/ London:

@ cecile the new Kate bush l.P. is just good check it out more
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:20pm Van in DC:

Yeah, NPR had a link to the entire album weeks before its release....love it
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:21pm Cecile:

I'll have to do it track by track cause I really did not like Kate Bush in the past.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:23pm dc pat:

what neighborhood you living in Van?
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:23pm Jay/ London:

oh its just gone all blue
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:27pm Van in DC:

@dc pat - Falls Church this time around...Alexandria just down from Crystal City last time, but that area is just so much $$$
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:27pm Parq:

Just for Cecile, my all-time favorite Beavis and Butthead dialog.
<watching Kate Bush video>
BH: I wish this chick would, like, stop whining.
BV: Y'know, we could always change the channel.
BH: I shouldn't *have* to. She should just shut up! *She's* the one who sucks!
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:27pm annie:

i tried to like kate bush, i really did.. there are a few of hers which appeal, but not alot..
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:28pm Van in DC:

I loved the exposure that Kate got from that though lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 1/23/12 12:28pm Irene:

Gone blue for a grey-bluish day in the NYC area. Thanks for joining me today!
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:28pm BSI:

dang, I keep missing tracks from KB's snow record. Was a huge fan of the earliest stuff. Somewhat cautious though. "The Red Shoes" left scars of disappointment that bleed still.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:31pm Van in DC:

In 83 or so, it was the same for me...did not like hearing my Air Force dorm mate always playing Kate. Then suddenly, a switch flipped in my head.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:33pm Looms:

Very nice opening set. Hello y'all!
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:35pm Parq:

I should add that I really didn't like "Wuthering Heights" at all, but I've been a Kate fan since 1985 and "Running Up That Hill".
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:39pm BSI:

For me by far her peak was "The Dreaming" lp... delicate and savagely insane in equal measure.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:41pm Van in DC:

Pat, are you right in DC then? I do work right across from the Smithsonian castle (L'Enfant area)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:42pm dc pat:

I live in Glover Park and work in Ballston.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:43pm dc pat:

(Glover Park, DC)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:43pm Van in DC:

As I was driving in to the area, went right by Franconia-Springfield and thought of Matt :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:45pm Cecile:

same here, annie. But that track Irene played was very nice.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:46pm Van in DC:

@BSI - totally agree on The Dreaming by the way. Probably still my all-time favorite album.

Moving on, I'm really looking forward to hearing the live set today!
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:47pm Looms:

I third BSI about The Dreaming, though I'm very fond of Hounds Of Love and Never For Ever too.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:50pm dale:

just had to chime in - i'm a never for ever man, myself. with hounds of love the secret was out, sadly.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:52pm northguineahills:

I concur w/ Cecile & Annie.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:53pm dc pat:

and strangely, I don't have an opinion on the subject...on the fence with this one.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:54pm PAS Music:

Love the drums on this one.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:56pm seang:

any Nellie McKay fans? she's my fave girl singer
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:56pm dc pat:

PAS, just about to say the same thing. Nice production.
  Mon. 1/23/12 12:58pm Davice:

Hi Irene, Good music for a rainy day!
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:22pm Van in DC:

I thought this sounded familiar....you played this last week Irene. Loving the live songs
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:22pm Parq:

Big Nellie McK fan here, Sean. I happened to see her offstage at a Loser's Lounge show recently. She carries her uke in a little pink shell case.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:23pm Bill S:

Just tuned in!
Irene I got a signed copy of Laura's last album Beast Of Seasons because I preorded after hearing it here one afternoon. This also sounds great, look forward to it.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:26pm 12539:

Laura is sounding good.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:26pm Cecile:

I've liked some songs I've heard of Nellie's, but haven't really dug into her repertoire.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:27pm Cecile:

I have to say my favorite "girl singer" is Claire from Claire and the Reasons.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:28pm Cecile:

remarkable since given my other music tastes there is no reason in hell I should like them, but I do.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:29pm Cecile:

Laura should shop the "The Fire" song around. I can see someone taking a different, belting tack on it and having a big hit with it.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:30pm Looms:

Yep, this live session is charming.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:38pm BSI:

that was exceptionally groovy.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:40pm Van in DC:

Oh hey, Arlington? Sweet!
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:42pm v k:

as for vocal comparisons, Laura Marling comes to mind
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:42pm duff:

Irene, I hear the subtle Billie Holiday similarity; though a different style of music. Still, fine.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:43pm Van in DC:

Now I know what I'm doing on Friday night this week :) Arlington it is!
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:43pm Bill S:

just ordered the vinyl! Any friend of IRene's is a friend of mine, if she's as talented as Laura Gibson!
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:48pm Van in DC:

Found Laura on twitter...thank her for the nice photo she posted of Jill & Johanna playing :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:48pm J G:

I love her voice! I also hear some Jolie Holland in it.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:50pm Looms:

I'll be enjoying the album in a couple of days too.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:55pm Bill S:

Love Beast of Seasons for long drives. Just get lost in it. Of course you can also get lost on the road just dreaming.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:56pm Looms:

@Bill S: nice to know, I ordered it as well. Just read very nice things about it.
  Mon. 1/23/12 1:58pm Van in DC:

Here was that picture http://instagr.am/p/j9ihP/
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:01pm Bill S:

Looms. Irene is a great salesperson.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:07pm Looms:

I'd say many WFMU DJs are ;)
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:16pm Bill S:

They are responsible for most of the junk in this room! Especially around marathon time.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:21pm Van in DC:

Really loving this Lindsey tune
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:23pm Bridget:

Hello! I really like the sound of this group ghost of saver tooth tiger. Never heard of them before.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:25pm PAS Music:

The concept of "Songs to stay in bed with" is really bad if your at work. I was just kicked off of my bosses desk for lying down daydreaming to this soothing music. :)

Nice show.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:30pm Bridget:

YAY! Harry Nilsson!
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:30pm Looms:

That's what I was about to say :)
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:31pm Listening Out There:

After you mentioned the Nilsson documentary, we watched it a few days back. Good documentary...
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:35pm dale:

netflix has the point, dvd only - not streaming
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:35pm MD:

Don't forget his dog..."Shadow"
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:35pm BSI:

The Point = also available on DVD, for those of us who still prefer tangible goods...
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:35pm Andrew:

I second the Harry Nilsson documentary
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:36pm MD:

His name was "Oblio"....!!!!
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:36pm His Dog:

  Mon. 1/23/12 2:37pm MD:

Yessss You are right!!! Thanks....Trust the FMU mind bank!!!!
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:40pm zoot:

Yes, the documentary was swell as was The Point - You been messing with the bees?
is the best line.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:41pm glenn:

i have a friend named majero, pronounced my arrow. she was conceived while her folks were watching the point.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:41pm The Point:

Baby boom!
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:42pm Majero's BF:

Everyone knows it's me and Majero
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:42pm v k:

ahhh Cymbaline - first heard this on your program around Spring 2009 - have listened to it ~100x since - many thanks - a few interesting live performances on YouTube
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:42pm C. Clegg, Bklyn:

Awesome to hear Cymbaline.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:43pm Listening Out There:

Sounds like Majero's mom found out that you don't have to have a point to have a, uh, point... :o)
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:43pm Davice:

Plymouth Arrow?
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:45pm glenn:

her sister's name is esther. maybe they were watching the ten commandments?
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:48pm Travers/Stookey:

Me and My Yarrow.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:58pm 122038:

Happy New Year of the Dragon all, and thanks, Irene!
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:58pm Van in DC:

Terrific show Irene, many thanks for a superb track list and for having Laura in to perform!

I simply do not know how I got through Monday afternoons before discovering your show.
  Mon. 1/23/12 2:59pm v k:

thank you Irene
  Mon. 1/23/12 3:00pm 12539:

Thanks, Irene.
  Mon. 1/23/12 3:00pm Looms:

The remake doesn't count for sure :) Thank you!
  Mon. 1/23/12 3:59pm don d:

On the CD, Laura reminded me of Karen Dalton
  Wed. 1/25/12 2:10pm Sean, Bristol:

Hi Irene,
Catching this show via The Archive, missed some great chat about my beloved Kate, saw her duet with Peter Gabriel, Earl's Court, London, 1987. You couldn't hear "Don't Give Up" for the first few minutes as the crowd was going apeshit. Great show as always, Irene
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