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Options April 17, 2013: John Strausbaugh discusses his new book The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
DEAN DRUMMOND (1949-2013)  IN MEMORIAM   Options various works by and featuring Dean Drummond  0:12:15 ()
Newband  Barstow: Eight Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California (comp: Harry Partch)   Options Harry Partch: Barstow  0:13:13 ()
Newband  'Round Midnight (comp. Thelonious Monk, arr. Dean Drummond)   Options Newband Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Monk, Drummond, Pugliese, and Rosenblum  0:23:38 ()
Newband  Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales (comp. Partch; arr. Dean Drummond)   Options Newband Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Cage, LaBarbara, & Drummond  0:30:12 ()
Newband  Then or Never (comp. & cond. Dean Drummond)   Options Newband Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Cage, LaBarbara, & Drummond  0:33:45 ()
Newband  Daphne of the Dunes (comp. Harry Partch)   Options Newband Play Microtonal Works by Partch, Monk, Drummond, Pugliese, and Rosenblum  0:46:29 ()
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  THE VILLAGE: Beats & Bohemians, Radicals & Rogues: 400 Years of a History of Greenwich Village   Options   1:06:07 ()
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview seg 1   Options   1:08:27 ()
Billy Murray  Rose Of Washington Square   Options   1:18:59 ()
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview seg 2   Options   1:23:27 ()
Jean Shepherd  Bacchanal At Sheridan Square   Options   1:41:46 ()
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview seg 3   Options   1:45:23 ()
Dave Van Ronk  Last Call   Options   2:05:50 ()
JOHN STRAUSBAUGH  interview seg 4   Options   2:05:58 ()
Thelonious Monk  Coming On the Hudson (feat. Johnny Griffin)   Options Complete Live At the Five Spot 1958 (feat. Johnny Griffin)  2:10:17 ()
The Horace Silver Quintet  The African Queen   Options The Cape Verdean Blues  2:15:05 ()
Lisa Germano  ... And So On   Options No Elephants  2:24:54 ()
Xenia Rubinos  Ultima   Options Magic Trix  2:27:19 ()
Coolrunnings  BTC   Options Dracula is Only the Beginning  2:31:51 ()
Harvey Danger  Flagpole Sitta   Options Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?  2:34:57 ()
Leslie Sarony with Jack Hylton and His Orchestra  Jollity Farm   Options Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us: A Pre-History of the Bonzos  2:38:36 ()
 
Whiteroom  At Odds   Options Whiteroom  2:50:25 ()
Jenny O.  Rain   Options live on WFMU, April 3, 2013  2:54:31 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 2:59pm rrg:

Playiist updated live!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:00pm rrg:

In the 1950s one could still drive one's automobile through that arch and into the park.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:01pm rrg:

Note: This playlist is still being updated.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:03pm Parq:

Oh, is today the Strausbaugh session? Dang, and me with a heavy workload. This may be a job for The Archives.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:03pm rrg:

We're okay.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:04pm fleep:

"the arch wasn't fully complete when it was unveiled: the two statue bases on the Fifth Avenue side of the arch were conspicuously empty and would remain that way until 1915-17 when the two statues of Washington were finally erected"
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Excited about today’s Show ! :
– as Kerouac & Beats, Dylan & Hendrix are all among personal obsessions
- & the scope & detail of the work discussed look so impressive !
– I know I’m going to learn a lot that’s very interesting!

…Some books just because I know them & are brought to mind by this … :

- Suze Rotolo was Dylan’s girlfriend in early 60’s - & just read her recent (2008) book centered around the Village: "A Freewheelin' Time"
- I found Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ about her time w/ Robert Mapplethorpe in NYC very moving
- & even more tangentially (but hopefully appropriate enuff to scope of Mr. Strausbaugh’s work to mention) I’m reminded of 'Birth of the Cool’ by Lewis MacAdams.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:09pm SeanG:

always loved the book, "Kafka was the Rage", by Anatole Broyard---great Village memoir
  Wed. 4/17/13 3:12pm common:

i'll play those instruments. have someone get in touch.
  Wed. 4/17/13 3:14pm Domenic:

These inscriptions are hardly blonde biased
  Wed. 4/17/13 3:17pm Domenic:

Again...Jesus was not what one would call a pretty woman
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...It certainly makes an interesting Comparison/Contrast to Woody Guthrie's or Kerouac's Chronicles of The Road...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:25pm Alison Porchnik:

This is lovely
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:27pm Michael:

Agree Alison - this Partch is great. Thanks Irwin.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...as this does to other versions of a Jazz Standard;
- not just a novelty - but really rewarding tonalities...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& his own composition is beautiful...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:34pm G:

What was his date of death, and is there a published source for that? It's not on his wiki page, nor on his personal webpage (where his bio is in present tense), as linked to off his faculty site.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & beautifully played - by Mr. Drummond (& a few others)?
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:37pm Irwin:

If anyone can find a death citation online, please add it to DD's wiki page. I've heard it from multiple reliable sources, but have yet to come across an obit. The NYT apparently has one ready to go, but they have yet to find space for it.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- both experimentally Moderne & really lovely. What a treat.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:44pm fleep:

www.legacy.com...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:44pm northguineahills:

what RRN63 said.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:46pm Irwin:

Thanks, fleep!
     Wed. 4/17/13 3:51pm Brett:

What's that drumming stuff? Gamelan?? I missed the spoken information..
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& it's interesting to Compare/Contrast this piece (Daphne) w/ what Electronic Composers were doing;
- for all the pictures I've see of his unique instruments & the attention that's had - I'm grateful to really hear some Partch as Composer...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wonder what Partch said about Asian influence...
  Wed. 4/17/13 3:56pm common:

yea, revolution. me too. this is great!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 3:58pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard "Then or Never" or "Daphne of the Dunes". Enlightening..., I thought I heard most Partch, and by extension, Drummond pieces.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:01pm Parq:

Joining what everyone else is saying; this is wonderful.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...some of it reminds me of Japanese Theater music (or what I *think* that is) - & Gamelon is often epic play music too - altho' Daphne prob. a Greek Myth theme. Ancient Greece is considered the roots of the West, but what I've heard of recreations (best guesses?) of their music (Smithsonian CD?) sounds fairly 'Orient'...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:06pm G:

tx, fleep. that obit wasn't there the other day...

his wiki article has updated info now. someone knowing his work well may want to check and fix, if needed, the long list of his works...

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:09pm Alison Porchnik:

cholera ... and herds of pigs running amok in the streets of lower Manhattan.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:13pm northguineahills:

Jon Savage's "Teenage" touches on Greenwich Village from the late 1850s-1960s.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:14pm fleep:

And now we sneer virtually. Progress.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:16pm G:

We have very efficiently lowered the transport cost on sneering to near zero. Just the energy required to hit some keys. :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:20pm Parq:

Ah, so *this* is "Rose of Washington Square"! I've heard of this song all my life and yet never heard it before.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Liam Clancey's account of the scene in Scorsese's Dylan doc 'No Direction Home' I think says a lot in compact fashion...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & Jazz! The mind reels...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:25pm fleep:

The Baroness www.francisnaumann.com...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...The Baroness was decidely 'Alt'...
- The Bus Tour thing sounds like the same thing in Haight-Ashbury?: The Dead holding mirrors to Tourists & all that...
Avatar Wed. 4/17/13 4:40pm uuee:

Shep, then Long John....
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:41pm common:

he wrote a great short story about beer.
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:42pm Thelma Blitz:

Tuli Kupferberg (the Dead Fug) on Bohemianism:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF8GhRSwngY
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:42pm Caryn:

Man, Jean's cultural connections and contributions are myriad...
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:44pm Thelma Blitz:

Tuli Kupferberg: "Way Down South in Greenwich Village" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYj4VGcCfiQ
Avatar Wed. 4/17/13 4:45pm uuee:

"In God weTrust, All Others Pay Cash"...had an autographed copy....(sigh)...dissapeared when my son left home...Shep signed--Ecelsior! at a bookstore in Plainfield NJ...early 70's
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:47pm Thelma Blitz:

Tuli Kupferberg ( the revenant Fug): Greenwich Village of My Dreams pt. 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU0ZBkte8J8
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:48pm Thelma Blitz:

Tuli's "Greenwich Village of My Dreams" part 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLTCyVsLYKk
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:53pm Caryn:

John's website doesn't seem to have any way to sign on to a newsletter or other e-mail notices. Just thought I'd mention it.
  Wed. 4/17/13 4:54pm Aly Dukes:

I am so loving this interview.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 4:56pm Caryn:

I suspect some of today's chess boxers might be fine with GBS...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:03pm Irwin:

to sign up for mailing list: press@johnstrausbaugh.com
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:09pm fleep:

Thanks, John!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:10pm Alison Porchnik:

Such a great interview, Irwin!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx - ! More FMU greatness...

...Monk is my favorite Jazz after Coltrane - just does for me (I take Irwin's point he doen't play much Miles or Monk for HardBop 'cause they're heard elsewhere)...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:37pm G:

That tongue piercing line is a hoot. I've been in residence with someone who's done it! :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:39pm rrg:

This is a great and underplayed album.
     Wed. 4/17/13 5:39pm Brett:

I love this music!!! It sounds like a black and white cartoon.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not a Bonzo original - ?!?!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:40pm Caryn:

Irwin, what's the name of that website with the historical writing on it? I suspect I heard it wrong, because any spelling I've tried is not coming up with results.
Avatar Wed. 4/17/13 5:40pm Dr. Goot:

This is an apt Bonzo cover.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:40pm Irwin:

chiseler.org
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:41pm Parq:

Can I believe what I'm seeing? This Bonzos tribute album has "I Love to Bumpity Bump" performed by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians?
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:41pm rrg:

I think it's actually chiseler.org
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:42pm rrg:

Too fast for me.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:43pm rrg:

"Jollity Farm" was also done in German by the Comedian Harmonists. Called "Heut' fahr' ich mit Dir in die Natur"
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:44pm Mutant:

FYI, Peep Show is on Netflix
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:49pm fleep:

It's on? Wow. Cool.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:50pm Mutant:

Netflix streaming at least
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Drum Throwdown! Excellent!
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:51pm Droll:

Why is Bryce always skipped as one of the FMU Drum Corps?
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:54pm Parq:

Droll, Bryce drums in several numbers each year for the Hoof 'n' Mouth, and did so this year, including his flawless rendering of the drum kick-off to "We're An American Band".
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:55pm G:

@Droll: Beats me :-)

Also @Droll: Very busy this week so far. Tomorrow should be better. Will get to your email from early this week...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:55pm rrg:

Flip side of "Paperback Writer". Both good songs if you like that sort of thing. Which I do.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:56pm rrg:

Hey, no secrets.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...single released very same day as 'Revolver'. Some maintain - as good as it gets...
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:57pm rrg:

What? It's almost 18:00? Where does the time go?

Not sure what's for dinner. I'd better check.

Bye, all.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:59pm fleep:

Thanks, Irwin.
Avatar    Wed. 4/17/13 5:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...or I may be wrong - Rubber Soul & 'Work It Out' actually I think...close...
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