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Options April 24, 2012: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Happy the Man / PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.

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Artist Track
THE IN-THEME  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options
 
HAPPY THE MAN  The Untitled   Options
HAPPY THE MAN  The Staring Song   Options
HAPPY THE MAN  Put Yourself in His Place   Options
HAPPY THE MAN  To Bee   Options
HAPPY THE MAN  Happy Jam   Options
HAPPY THE MAN  Clown Bread   Options
 
HAPPY THE MAN  Live, University of Maryland, 4/3/76   Options
 
THE OUT-THEME  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/23/12 4:35pm Carmichael:

I'm way early, because I just heard Scott Williams say you're playing a Happy the Man concert. I'm a Happy Man! See you tomorrow, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 11:10am tonyc:

Hiya, Carmichael -- you are early. Hope you had a sleeping bag with you....
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 11:37am tonyc:

As some of you know already, today's show is the first of a new series I'm calling "Tape Hiss." The new program will air on alternate Tuesdays (alternating with my regular show). It won't really be a freeform show, 'cause I'll be playing whole recordings -- unreleased concerts and demos. This is all still sort of in the experimental phase -- I haven't decided yet, for example, how lo the fi should go, or whether I should break up longer recordings into separate chunks or just play them straight through. (Let me know what you think.) Musical styles and sound quality will vary quite a bit from show to show: today is lo-ish on the fi, and hi on the progginess. Shows will not be archived, so you'll have to catch 'em in real time or not at all.
  Tue. 4/24/12 11:51am Wendy del Formaggio:

Oh wow, I'm early! I'll just take a seat over here...
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 11:52am tonyc:

Hey, Wendy -- congrats on YOUR new show!
  Tue. 4/24/12 11:53am texas scott:

nice show last night,tony.
hi cheese lady.can I sit by you?
  Tue. 4/24/12 11:55am Doug S.:

Nice Mike Cooper track playing on the stream leading into your show Tony!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 11:55am tonyc:

Thanks, Texas Scott! Had some technical difficulties, due to unfamiliar equipment and severe sleep deprivation -- glad it sounded OK nonetheless.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 11:56am tonyc:

Hey Doug! Do I have you to thank for the Mike Cooper -- or just the gods of fate?
  Tue. 4/24/12 11:57am Doug S.:

Mostly the gods of fate. That plus the fact that I adore Mike Cooper and put a ton of his stuff on the stream...
  Tue. 4/24/12 11:59am listener james from westwood:

good tuesday all! looking fwd to the inaugural tape hiss!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:00pm tonyc:

And here's the NEW "Tape Hiss" in-theme
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:01pm tonyc:

Hey there, listener james!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:01pm Van in DC:

Swooping in from the Mother Ship - hello Tony, Doug, all you Hisseners
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:02pm Carmichael:

OK <yawn>, out of the sleeping bag and ready to face the big ol' proggy world.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:02pm tonyc:

Hiya, Van!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:02pm Doug S.:

I've always felt the funniest written word in English to be "debuting."

Nevertheless the Hissing of Summer Tapes is now DEBUTING!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:03pm tonyc:

Hey, Carmichael!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:05pm Doug S.:

"I'll now be on every week on Give the Drummer Radio": My favorite 11-word sentence in the English language!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:06pm northguineahills:

I'm going to have to bounce in 10 mins, damnit!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:08pm Van in DC:

a clown bred? AGH!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:08pm Happy the Listener:

So glad you're doing this Tony.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:09pm tonyc:

Happy bouncing, northguineahills! Thanks for stoppin' by....
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:10pm tonyc:

@Happy the Listener: Somebody had to do it!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:10pm gratefulblac:

great concept for a radio show, reminds of Van der graaf/genesis shows for the bbc in early 1970s!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:11pm tonyc:

Is it just me, or does this track sound like Gary Numan's "Cars"?
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:12pm Dumbo the Clown:

Are we having fun yet?!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:12pm Van in DC:

Hey can I make a request on this show?

* ducking *
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:16pm Carmichael:

If this is '76, then this must be Kit Watkins, Stanley Whitaker on guitar and vocals, and Rick Kenner on bass. They also had nearly as many drummers as Spinal Tap.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:16pm tonyc:

Van: Ha!

Gratefulblac: Glad you approve!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:17pm tonyc:

Carmichael: The full concert coming up is from '76. Stuff on now is from even earlier.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:21pm tonyc:

Coming up a next: a complete 90-minute concert -- get your popcorn and drinks now.
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:21pm Van in DC:

Gonna have to miss some hiss to go grab some lunchtime bliss. Every other Tuesday we have the "Feelin' Crabby?" roach coach outside L'Enfant Plaza. Wonderful Maryland crab sammiches :)
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:22pm Brian in UK:

Bluebottle voice: 'Ah he's fallen in the water'.

Who's wearing patchouli?
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:25pm gratefulblac:

Tony,
you're not the best one who does what you do, you're the only one who does what you do!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:28pm tonyc:

Gratefulblac: If I'm the only one, I must be the best, no? And the worst too!

Hey, Brian!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:30pm gratefulblac:

your'e the best one and only one who is brave enough to do what you do - truly unique!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:31pm tonyc:

Thank yee, kind sir!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:31pm Happy the Listener:

Found this:

76-Apr-3: Univ of Maryland - Baltimore, MD
Total Time: 88.59

1 Broken Waves 6.01
2 Death's Crown Pt 2 > 6.01
Death's Crown Pt 3 >
3 Death's Crown Pt 5 (Open Book) > 5.13
4 Death's Crown Pt 7 7.26
5 Run Into The Ground 5.09
6 Starborne 4.08
7 I Carve The Chariott On The Carousel 6.50
8 Hidden Moods 4.05
9 New York Dreams Suite 8.29
10 Portrait Of A Waterfall 7.12
11 Title Unknown 1.54
12 Title Unknown 5.26
13 Stumpy Meets The Firecracker.. 4.54
14 Knee Bitten Nymphs In Limbo 5.54
15 Mr. Mirror's Reflection On Dreams 10.11


Here: http://www.edensongs.com/recordings/HTM_performances.html
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:36pm tonyc:

Thanks, Happy the Listener!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:37pm Carmichael:

This appears to be the line-up from that period:

Mike Beck, Drums, Percussion
Rick Kennell, Bass
Kit Watkins, Keyboards, Vocals
Stanley Whitaker, Electric Guitars, Vocals
Frank Wyatt Keyboards, Alto Sax, Flute, Vocals
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:39pm tonyc:

Thanks both of you! That is indeed the concert on now.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:45pm tonyc:

So do let me know, o' people of the streamwaves, whether you think I should break up these longer concert tapes or just let 'em run through.
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:48pm Brian in UK:

Fictitious adverts, Tony.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:49pm tonyc:

Good idea, actually! I may just do that.....
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:50pm Carmichael:

Me likee just like this.
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:52pm Van in DC:

gOOD sTUFF
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 12:54pm tonyc:

Thanks, Carmichael. Sort of makes me feel like I'm not doing my job just sitting here -- but maybe that is best. Glad you like, Van!
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:55pm Zippy the Pinhead:

Keep the donuts & tape rolling.
  Tue. 4/24/12 12:59pm Carmichael:

You could stand up and air-conduct ... :-)
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:00pm tonyc:

Ha!
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:12pm listener james from westwood:

i dig the longer-form ones in their original length. really enjoying this show. but play and split as best fits your format. you the boss!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:14pm tonyc:

Thanks, James! So, just to recap, next week I'll be back with a regular freeform show. The week following will be another "Tape Hiss" program -- most likely featuring something completely different style-wise than what's on today.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:17pm Van in DC:

I'm surprised I was able to make a path from Happy the Man to Kate Bush in only 6 steps. ;)

http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/?start=Kate+Bush&end=Happy+the+Man
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:22pm tonyc:

Interesting! My favorite Happy the Man factoid is that they turned down Peter Gabriel when he asked them to be his new band post-Genesis. (Not because they didn't like him, but because they figured he would overshadow them and make them into a backing band.)
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:25pm Van in DC:

Wow. Kind of worked out for Gabriel I guess :) Of course, HAD they joined up, then that link to Kate would be PRETTY short ha ha
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:28pm Carmichael:

I had heard about that. The official explanation was "it didn't work out, for a variety of resaons." Always wanted to know the real story.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:29pm gratefulblac:

would they have been happy backing a man prancing round the stage dressed up as a lawnmower and a cabbage!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:30pm tonyc:

Maybe if he was a lawnmower and a cabbage simultaneously....
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:35pm Van in DC:

Have always loved Gabriel. Especially the duets with KaTe ;)
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:35pm gratefulblac:

Did AMON DUUL II do any radio in US in the 70s like they did at the Beeb in the UK?
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:36pm tonyc:

Gratefulblac: Don't think so....
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:38pm tonyc:

By the way, if anybody has any material they think would fit on "Tape Hiss," do get in touch.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:39pm gratefulblac:

Anyway this has been a great show, a bit like Hatfield and the North, National Health etc.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:41pm tonyc:

Gratefulblac: Definitely some similarities to those bands.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:43pm Ricardo Montalban:

I had no idea this hissy tape show would have comments and live playlisting.
I must say, I don't hear much hiss, nor is there flutter, but there is WOW.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:45pm tonyc:

Hola, Senor Montalban! Yeah, Doug already complained there isn't enough hiss. I'll be sure to bring my hiss-maker next time (kind of like the audio equivalent of a fog machine).
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:46pm Carmichael:

A connection can be made from Hatfield to Caravan to Camel to Happy the Man. I just can't remember what it is.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:46pm Ricardo Montalban:

Sorry I missed your live outing last night. I did listen from over there (points over there) from time to time though.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:47pm Van in DC:

Rats. I've just realized that Chelsea @ Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League is today. Like in an HOUR. And me stuck at work.
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:49pm tonyc:

Senor Montalban: No problemo. Probably easier to hear over the radio than live anyhow.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:49pm Van in DC:

Carm, Richard Sinclair?

http://labs.echonest.com/SixDegrees/?start=Hatfield&end=Happy+the+Man
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:50pm gratefulblac:

Lets not forget Matching Mole as well!
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:52pm Van in DC:

Thanks Tony. Enjoying the new Hiss-toric show here
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:53pm Kay:

Lauds to Hiss Honor Tony C
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:54pm Ricardo Montalban:

thanks, Tony! Was a fun show!
Adios!
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:54pm Carmichael:

Yes Van, it could be either of the Sinclair cousins. Or Pete Bardens, or Ton Scherpenzeel, or ....
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:55pm Carmichael:

Ya thanks Tony! I can tell the grandkids that I was aboard for the maiden voyage!
Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:55pm tonyc:

Thanks for listening everybody! Will be back next week with a hiss-free show.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:55pm listener james from westwood:

a fine launch and happy to have been party to the un-archived show! exists only in wetware and the coulter archives now.
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:55pm Van in DC:

You have mail Tony :)
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:56pm Doug S.:

Coming up next on the stream—which runs 24 hours a day:

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and more
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Avatar Tue. 4/24/12 1:56pm tonyc:

Thanks, Van! See ya, everybody!
  Tue. 4/24/12 1:59pm Van in DC:

as opposed to killer zombien music

BRRRRRAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNSSSSSSSS :)
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