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June 7, 2013 Options
Jackhammer dulcimer
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)
ECD  In Tempo   Options Major Force: The Original Art-Form
(Mo' Wax 1990)

Leroy Foster  Pet Rabbit   Options The Chronolological 1948-1952
(Classics 1951)
Doug Quattlebaum  On May Way to School   Options Softee Man Blues
(Prestige 1961)
Sam Castendet et Son Orchestra Antillais  Manman Ou Tèbè   Options Festival Biguine 1950
(Frémeaux & Associés 1950)
Lord Tickler w/the Jamaican Calypsonians  Limbo   Options The Evolution of Ska:
Calypso, Mento, Jamaican R&B & Bluebeat
(Jasmine )
Julius Watkins  Linda Delia   Options Julius Watkins Sextet
(Blue Note 1954)
The Blues Busters  There's Always Sunshine   Options Behold! The Anthology
(Trojan 1962)
Paulo Diniz  Canseira   Options Quero Voltar Pra Bahia
(Odeon 1970)

Talkover Music:
Roy Brooks 
The Free Slave   Options The Free Slave
(Muse 1970)

Georges Moustaki et Catherine le Forestier  Le Facteur   Options Le Métèque
(Polydor 1969)
George Maynard  Polly on the Shore   Options Ye Subjects of England
(Topic 1955)
Jimmy MacBeath  Gruel   Options The Folk Songs of Britain, Volume 3:
Jack of All Trades
(Topic 1966)
Jon Raven  All Bells in Paradise   Options Ballad of the Black Country
(Broadside 1975)
Pip Proud  Sounds   Options Adrenaline and Richard
(Philips 1968)
Gene Armstrong & His West Texas Nitehawks
(Vocal: Howard Garrett) 
Your Heart Has Turned to Stone   Options b/w Pretty Pretty Kitty
(Time )
Larry De Rieux  Chicken Session   Options b/w Darlene Darlene
(Arco 1959)
George Kent  The Baltimore Incident   Options b/w Trolling in the Sea of Love
(Athena 1969)

Talkover Music:
Marc Ribot 
Esclavo Triste   Options Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos
(Warner Bros. 1998)

Los Destellos  Volando Con Destellos   Options En la Cumbre
Pierre Raph  Gilda and Gunshots   Options The B-Music of Jean Rollin
(Finders Keepers )
Bappi Lahiri & Annette  Let's Dance for the Great Guy Bruce Lee   Options Morchha (OST)
(Polydor 1980)
Los Texao  La Pelea Del Gobernador   Options b/w Nunca Cambia
(Lider 1971)
Mario Migliardi  Matalo!   Options Bistro Erotica Italia
(Arista 1970)
Jayne Cortez & the Firespitters  No Simple Explanations   Options Maintain Control
(Bola Press 1986)

Talkover Music:
Miles Davis 
Helen Butte   Options On the Corner
(Columbia 1972)

New Jazz Trio  Ceon   Options Page One
(MPS 1970)
Ian Carr with Nucleus  Bedrock Deadlock   Options Solar Plexus
(Vertigo 1971)
Phil Yost  Lizard-Watcher's Theme   Options Bent City
(Takoma 1967)
Endangered Blood  Blues in C Flat Minor   Options Work Your Magic
(Skirl 2012)
Iskra 1903
(Barry Guy, Paul Rutherford, Derek Bailey) 
Improvisation 7   Options Chapter One 1970-72
(Emanem 1972)

Talkover Music:
The Ex 
Buildance   Options Instant
(Ex )

Albert Laguerre & Jean Marie Durand  Mahi   Options Katherine Dunham Presents the Singing Gods - Drum Rhythms Of Haiti, Cuba & Brazil
Salim Halali  Alach Ya Ghzali   Options Trésors de la Chanson Judéo-Arabe
(Buda Musique )
Karl Hector & the Malcouns  Transition A   Options Ngunga Yeti Fofa
(Now-Again 2013)
Sir Victor Uwaifo  Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit)   Options Rough Guide to African Disco
(World Network )
The Ex & Brass Unbound  Theme from Konono No. 2   Options Enormous Door
(Ex 2013)

Talkover Music:
Guitar Red 
Disco from a Space Show   Options Hard Times
(Mod-Art 1976)

Chester Lewis  Precious Lord   Options Good God! Apocryphal Hymns
(Numero Group )
Walter Jackson  Life Has Its Ups and Downs   Options b/w Anyway That You Want Me
(Cotillion 1969)
The Patterson Singers  A Letter Full of Tears   Options The Patterson Singers
(Atco 1971)
Ray Harlowe & Gyp Fox  Gettin' Keyed   Options Enjoy the Experience:
Homemade Records 1958-1992
(Now-Again )
The Trash Company  Having Fun   Options Having Fun
(Peoples Perpetual Understanding 2012)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:34am listener james from westwood:

hey hey, doug and all!
looking forward to hearing dinner music for a pack of hungry jackhammers!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:35am Doug Schulkind:

Hope you're wearing your cummerbund and spats, James!
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 8:43am duke:

Good morning. Who is on tenor jackhammer in that band?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:44am Doug Schulkind:

Hiya duka, probably some dude who OD'd a few years later.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 8:45am Michael:

Hi Doug and Hey James. And thanks for the Motherlode this morning! The Blax-splosion looks like fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 8:46am Holly in NC:

Morning, Doug! Hope I can tune in later :-)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:47am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings Michael! Happy Blaxsplosion Day!

Helllloooooo Holly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 8:49am Pre-op DJ:

G'morning folks.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:50am Doug Schulkind:

Hey Pre-op DJ, make sure them doctors wash their freekin hands! Feel better soon, handsome.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 8:51am Maggie B.:

Good morning Doug and fellow drummers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 8:52am Uncle Michael:

I'll sneak some Purel under my gown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 8:52am AndrewC.:

Morning all. Does the GTD Stream automatically start raising the mood in the run up to the show? Or maybe its just my mood automatically starts going up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 8:52am Brian in UK:

Hello Doug & associates.
He doesn't look like Woody Guthrie of Jackhammer Blues fame.

Pre-op DJ bend over and smile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 8:53am ausmanx:

evening all, from the antipodes. looks like some indiscipline among the jackhammers there; they're not even sitting up straight
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:54am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 8:54am hyde:

Everyone says I'm awfully pneumatic.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:55am Doug Schulkind:

Oh Maggie dear! Glad you're here.

@Uncle Michael
That just sounds...wrong.

It's all connected to your biorhythms. That implant in your back molar is working perfectly.

@Brian in UK
No, he is more like the Sonny Bono of Jackhammer Blues fame.

I have at least one Aussie selection scheduled (pronounced SHED-yuled) for tonight's show.

Howdy ndbob and hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 8:58am The NSA:

Can we get a level?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 8:59am Doug Schulkind:

Testing (allah akhbar)... testing....
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 9:01am holland oats:

my dog is salivating, must be showtime!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:01am listener james from westwood:

agreed on that blaxploitation find. it's open in a browser window for my post-work delectation.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:02am Alex In Illinois:

Good morning! And good afternoon and evening to those in the yonder time zones
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:02am SeanG:

Hello all, sounding fine to these sleep-deprived ears
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:03am Doug Schulkind:

If you are not on the Drummer Some / Motherlode mailing list and didn't get a newsletter this morning, send an email request to drummer (at) wfmu {dot} org and I will put you on the list and send you a newsletter.

Gimme five minutes with your ears and they'll be completely zonked.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:04am Doug Schulkind:

G-morning Alex!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:04am Doug Schulkind:

Oh happy day, holland pavlov!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:05am Matt from Springfield:

Caffeine-deprived ears over here, but will rectify that very soon!
Morning Doug and everyone! Wet 'n wild today over here!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:06am listener james from westwood:

oats: 4 out of 5 dogs choose gtds over competing brands of audio fodder. (it turns out the 5th dog was a badger.)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:09am Doug Schulkind:

Hello to you, Matt from Springfield, and to all hating badgers everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:09am Pavlov's God:

Wuuf Mo
  Fri. 6/7/13 9:09am Merv:

Mornin' all! Doug, with the Motherlode posts coming every two weeks, it's kind of fun to play the game of anticipating what songs/albums from the weekly radio show will turn up in the next week's motherlode. I got two out of five (kamal ahmed and clear light)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 9:10am merv:

Whoops, gotta remember to sign in so my icon shows up...
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:11am Matt from Springfield:

I wouldn't worry bout the badgers--they're just digging deeper..
I myself would like to hear the extra frequencies our doggie friends enjoy. That will be the next innovation in online streaming.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:12am Doug Schulkind:

Try like I do, I just can't do the Motherlode weekly right now. The WFMU blog is soon to be relaunched. I will endeavor to get back to weekly then. Oh, and good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 9:13am ausmanx:

badger is my totem, which is a bit weird since we don't got em over here. but australian animals are all pretty awful, let's face it.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:13am Doug Schulkind:

The latest Mining the Audio Motherlode is here:
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:14am Doug Schulkind:

I'd love to come for a visit. Just tell me Australia has no spiders or snakes and I'm SO there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 9:16am merv:

I like the bi-weekly; it encourages me to do more of my own digging...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:17am AndrewC.:

Doug, sorry you want New Zealand.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:18am Doug Schulkind:

That's something positive!

Yeah, all the animals in NZ just want to have tea and speak in soft tones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:18am Uncle Michael:

I'm funkier than a blogdigger's ass.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:19am Doug Schulkind:

@Uncle Michael
Didn't Nina Simone sing about you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:20am Uncle Michael:

Nah...she ain't got no ass.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:21am still b/p:

The nuns told us that unbaptized infants that die go to Limbo. Put that in your censer and huff it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 9:22am ausmanx:

don't wish to discourage, but i'm in the middle of sydney and my garage door is surrounded by deadly spiders. you just get used to 'em. or cook 'em. NZ got better music too (and art, and politics...)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:23am listener james from westwood:

the nun who taught my kindergarten told me if i didn't stop crying, my mother would never come pick me up. i wish i knew where she is buried.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:23am Uncle Michael:

Please post you favorite spider recipes here.
  Fri. 6/7/13 9:23am trish:

And scorpions, too? (those land lubbing lobsters)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:24am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for that image, still b/p.

I am all too aware of your garage door and the like. My wife came back from Australia last December and taunted my fear of the eight-legged by giving me a key chain with one of those red-backed fuckers in lucite.

Just STOP it right there, trish.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:26am listener james from westwood:

i accidentally brought a gecko back from naples, fl in my luggage. i don't even want to think of what would emerge after visiting the antipodes. spiders from australia, wetas from new zealand, and gods know what from tasmania.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:27am Doug Schulkind:

Got 15 minutes? Let's discuss Listener James's gecko!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:28am listener james from westwood:

fortunately thugs from allstate didn't show up and beat it into fruit leather. managed to lodge it w/ a friend of a friend who raises reptiles.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:28am still b/p:

@LJFW -- Twisted Sister indeed. Sweet Jesus, the grim whack-a-doodle inclinations and short-circuits encountered in those ranks.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:30am listener james from westwood:

lotta good nuns out there, incl. the nuns on the bus, but this sister wasn't one of them.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:30am ndbob:

@James What did you name the gecko?
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 9:32am holland oats:

guys i knew in college had a pet bird they kept in a cage on their shelf, they named it SHELF LIFE
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:33am listener james from westwood:

i actually didn't. i'd only have named it if i'd have kept it. i figured i'd feel worse if it died before i could get it to a proper environment had i personalized it.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:36am Doug Schulkind:

@holland oats
I hope they didn't have to rename it STILL LIFE.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:37am listener james from westwood:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:38am Brian in UK:

All the sisters of mercy they are not departed or gone.
Bet james wishes they were so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 9:39am ausmanx:

i look forward to hearing this on a future GTDS
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:40am Doug Schulkind:

If I click on that link, ausmanx, it'll get blasted all across the world. I can't handle that responsibility.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:42am Doug Schulkind:

From Georges to George: Gorgeous.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:44am listener james from westwood:

isn't one of the conet numbers signals based on this tune?
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 9:45am holland oats:

@drumma lol
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:45am listener james from westwood:

nah, brian, the ones who've done me & others no harm are fine where they stand. i'd gladly dynamite the gravestone of the one who did.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:45am Doug Schulkind:

Jesus, LJFW, I have that Conet collection sitting right here. Are you watching me?!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:47am listener james from westwood:

nsa, listen up: the lincolnshire poacher is coming for you!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:47am Doug Schulkind:

This set is going to end up in a very different place. Just saying.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 9:49am hyde:

jeez, i wander away for a few minutes and now i have to research the conet project and australian C & W s to catch up. Slow down, people!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:50am Doug Schulkind:

As I always say, hyde, you snooze—you snooze.
  Fri. 6/7/13 9:50am trish:

How many variables? n !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:50am Uncle Michael:

I will speculate that Conet-posession is higher among the FMU-affiliated than among the general population.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:50am Rich in Washington:

@hyde: For some reason, all that made me think of Jon Rose and his Fences of Australia project.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:51am Rich in Washington:

@Doug: this has ended up in a very different place, indeed. :)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:54am Doug Schulkind:

@Rich in W
And its end has even't ended yet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 9:56am Brian in UK:

@ausmanx are you paying any mind to the TT races?

I prefer a lolly to a conet. Just saying.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 9:57am ndbob:

good one here!
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 9:57am hyde:

@Rich. oh, great. now I have to research that!
  Fri. 6/7/13 9:58am El Thatchmo:

Shake That Chicken, Sri Schulkind!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:00am Doug Schulkind:

Cousin Thatch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:01am Brian in UK:

George Kent sounds prime for a Premium sometime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:03am Uncle Michael:

some days I just listen to the whole twisted tales mess on shuffle
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:04am βrian:

Dour skies over the isthmus today. Good morning.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:04am Rich in Washington:

Those Twisted Tales comps are amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:05am ausmanx:

ah Rich, Jon R is a very dear friend and he plays gigs at my house sometimes. the Fence Project is an astonishing thing, and much to be recommended (as is everything on his extraordinary website)... brian, i find the TT too depressing, the rate of fatal accidents is unforgiveable (as much as it's great to watch)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:06am Jeff Golick:

What'd I miss?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:07am thedunkel:

DRUMMER - that Gene Armstrong was some great shtuff!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:10am Doug Schulkind:

Hello βrian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:11am Uncle Michael:

This puts me in mind of my collection of blaxploitation radio ads. SO much Adolph Ceasar.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:11am Doug Schulkind:

Glad you liked. Here is your Gene Armstrong:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:12am thedunkel:

Muchas Gracias for the link and the whips!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:12am Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
International reader of mystery
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:13am davex:

Good day, Doug and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:14am still b/p:

@UM --You will give us a montage from that collection on your show sometime soon, yes? Please? Or have you already?
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 10:14am hyde:

@Doug love that hillbilly site. a real treasure trove.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:15am Jeff Golick:

Is this Bruce Lee cut a cover?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:15am Doug Schulkind:

Aren't you all so glad you lived long enough to hear this one?!

Hi and welcome, davex!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:16am Brian in UK:

@davex is the water receding in Leipzig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:16am ausmanx:

oh goodness, after midnight and i think i've finished with work and have to head home. thanks, doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:16am AndrewC.:

This is a find, alright. Well done Bappi Lahiri & Annette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:17am Uncle Michael:

@still b/p: In the past I've played some of them...none on GTDR yet. I also have a pretty good collection of other grindhouse radio ads as well.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:17am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for staying up late, ausmanx! Stay away from your garage door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:17am Uncle Michael:

A montage could be fun to work on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:19am Brian in UK:

Doug, this is a great show selection as ever. Have to ask, are you getting enough sleep?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:19am davex:

@Brian Thanks for asking! We got really lucky with the floods in Leipzig (with a bit of effort on our own part in reinforcing embankments). The region has been hit hard though - and it's nowhere near over.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:20am Doug Schulkind:

@Brian in UK
Was I snoring on mic again?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:20am still b/p:

@ UM - If you do it, give a little notice so's I/we can try to do some gesnatchen on the fly.

Tried to watch a clip that goes with " Let's Dance for..." but it won't play. Clenching my fists of fury.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:23am Uncle Michael:

@still b/p: I'm going to do it. The wheels are turning. You will get a major shoutout for requesting it. It will be some time before the idea I have in mind is put together.'s going to be the "b-side" to my now-teased, awesome 2014 DJ premium.
  Fri. 6/7/13 10:25am Doug Werewolf:

photonic yeah
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:26am Doug Schulkind:

Doug! Where you been wolfiing?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:26am Uncle Michael:

What is "gesnatchen?"
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:26am Jeff Golick:

Sorry, but going back to Conet. This pdf of the CD set booklet is going to be my bedtime reading for the foreseeable future:
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:27am KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello all Drummer-somes. Just popping in for a sec..Gotta give Scott a proper send-off!...But I'll be back(take that as a threat if wanna..I think it's a warning!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:27am Uncle Michael:

Ooooh! Thanks for the link to the pdf, Jeff.
  Fri. 6/7/13 10:27am Doug Werewolf:

same spot
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:28am Doug Schulkind:

You will always be welcome here.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:29am Jeff Golick:

The whole Conet set is available for the free download here: (nine lines up from the bottom).
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:29am Doug Schulkind:

If I prayed to God, I would pray that the whole Conet thing was actually a hoax. It would be SO much better if it was a hoax. Please? God? Are you listening? Or did the NSA steal all the headphones?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:30am Doug Schulkind:

Favorite line of the show so far:

"Ruby dust of your own snot"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:30am Uncle Michael:

That's where I got it, Jeff. Somehow I missed the pdf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:31am Uncle Michael:

I'm passing by "The Coleman Hawkins House" on a regular basis.
  Fri. 6/7/13 10:32am Doug Werewolf:

the earth is moving all the time
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:33am still b/p:

For a moment I thought she said "Oprah stew."

@UM - nonsensical and unnecessary faux German conjugation of snatch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:38am Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:39am Uncle Michael:

I miss having the stamina for psychedelics. I think I'd need a week off to rebound now.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:40am Jeff Golick:

Speaking of hoaxes, I going to say that this fine thing is a hoax/put-on, but I'm not really sure: Still, some great krautrock music going on, even if a pastiche.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:40am Uncle Michael:

I think I'll ask my anesthesiologist for ketamine.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:41am Jeff Golick:

"For the first time since it was recorded in East Berlin over 30 years ago the music of Martin Zeichnete can finally be heard.
A disciple of the Kosmische Muzik of the likes of Kraftwerk, Can and Neu! that was drifting across the Wall from the West, Martin's idea of using the motorik, hypnotic beat of krautrock in the training of athletes was taken and exploited by the DDRs Olympic Committee."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:42am Uncle Michael:

No mention of the women's weightlifting team?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:43am βrian:

"Krautrock and Cabbage Rolls."
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:44am Doug Schulkind:

@still b/p
I heard Oprah stew, too.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:44am Jeff Golick:

Don't be sour, βrian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 10:45am Uncle Michael:

mm mm gut!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:45am βrian:

Just hungry, not sour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:46am davex:

@Jeff, a very brief Internet search shows that it is a matter of debate in Germany whether it is a hoax or not. But the comment about the actual GDR Olympic Committee using it makes it seem like an absurd joke.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 10:47am hyde:

@Jeff I'm not even sure if I'd rather that be a hoax or be real. That sort of makes it fantastic either way.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:48am still b/p:

Oh, what the stream puts in our spoons -- Oprah stew and poodle soup.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:50am Doug Schulkind:

This sounds very Universal Congress Of-ish to me.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:50am Doug Schulkind:

@still b/p
When it's raining cats and dogs, don't step in a poodle. (I couldn't resist.)
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:54am Jeff Golick:

@davex, @hyde: I agree that it almost doesn't matter. I did a very minor bit of internet sleuthing yesterday on it, but ultimately decided that the less I knew for sure, the better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:54am Carmichael:

Good morning Doug and others of your ilk.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 10:54am holland oats:

anyone seeing milford graves in nyc next week? i m v tempted
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:55am Doug Schulkind:

Rise and shine, Carmichael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 10:56am Carmichael:

Wakey wakey, eggs and bacey.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:57am Jeff Golick:

@holland oats: I'm going to try hard to make out to Milford on Wed. Will miss opening part of the night, though.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:58am Jeff Golick:

I thought this one sounded familiar. I think Jim Black is my current favorite drummer. Today.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 10:58am Doug Schulkind:

MILFord: Drummers I'd like to...
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 10:59am holland oats:

Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:03am ndbob:

ha Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 11:12am davex:

UM: Sorry to hear that - was looking forward to the show. Get well...
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:14am Jeff Golick:

@UM: get well soon! Psychedelics or no.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:21am Uncle Michael:

Thanks guys. I'm ok...just have to have a little "procedure" done. Back next week...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:21am Brian in UK:

Think this is the Eastern equivalent of Can I Get a Witness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:22am Brian in UK:

@UM Take the Temazepam if offered and watch those crazy creatures climb the walls.
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:23am ?:

any chance you can turn this up a little? volume is hardly registering....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 11:25am northguineahills:

Thought I'd stop in and say hi, as I'm listening Scott's last show for a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:25am Uncle Michael:

Will do, Brian.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:25am Doug Schulkind:

Really truly, question mark? Anyone else having volume issues? Every discernible volume gauge here is registering plenty loud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am northguineahills:

I had what UM was referring to for my bday a few months back, and it was quite intense in a good way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am Uncle Michael:

Fine here.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am Doug Schulkind:

Freeform means never having to say you're sorry.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am βrian:

Loud and clear in Wisconsin.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am hyde:

@northguineahills I for one am going to miss those long rallies
@doug volume seems fine to me, haven't noticed any issues today
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:26am Uncle Michael:

I hope I make the cut when Doug publishes the new schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:27am Brian in UK:

Doug, is Sir Victor from Ghana?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:27am Doug Schulkind:

Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:28am still b/p:

Volume fine. I've got it down at the standard lower-than-Jersey-studio-stream level that this stream always requires due to its louder push.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:29am Brian in UK:

Good luck UM. No talk of cuts eh.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:29am Doug Schulkind:

Here is a new one from The Ex...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:30am Brian in UK:

Volume good, pop-up seems louder than mp3. The stream is always higher in volume than the home channel.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:30am listener james from westwood:

sounds clear on this side. keeping me sane amid baffling replies to author queries.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:31am Doug Schulkind:

Maybe our friend ? just wanted it louder, Louder, LOUDER! (Can you fault her/him?)
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:32am Doug Werewolf:

Loud and clear - Belgium out.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:33am Jeff Golick:

Oh man the Ex always bring it. GREAT live band.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:33am Jeff Golick:

I'll be needing this one....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:34am Uncle Michael:

I love Belgium.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:34am Doug Schulkind:

Where is Getatchew Mekurya when you need him?!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:34am Jeff Golick:

Brass Unbound includes Vandermark...?
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:36am Doug Schulkind:

Good question, Jeff G. Don't know. Read this and tell me:

Formed in Amsterdam in 1979 when four friends were inspired by the burgeoning punk movement to draw lots determining which instrument they would each learn to play, The Ex have become one of the most intriguing and consistently thrilling bands in living memory. From early beginnings playing scrappy three chord punk rock in anarchist squats around the Netherlands to becoming bona fide alternative icons in Ethiopia and critical darlings on the indie festival circuit in the UK, the group have evolved and adapted like no other band. By seizing opportunities to tour off the beaten track and pursuing a dizzying array of collaborations, The Ex continues to thrive where so many of their peers have long since thrown in the towel. Even the mighty Fugazi, with whom the band played innumerable shows, eventually found themselves painted into a corner by an understandable reluctance to change personnel. Characteristically, when founding vocalist/lyricist Jos Kley announced his retirement in 2009 after nineteen years of service, the remaining trio of guitarists Terrie Hessels and Andy Moor and drummer Katherina Bornefeld saw it as an opportunity rather than an obstacle – immediately recruiting Arnold de Boer from regular support act Zea. “Change your interior, reset your furniture,” advised de Boer on one of the first songs he wrote with the band. This ability to adjust to changes and absorb outside influences is a key factor in what makes The Ex such a unique and compelling band and also what makes their first studio album with horn quartet Brass Unbound so exhilarating.
In truth Enormous Door has been years in the making, with many songs existing in one form or another since The Ex first toured with Brass Unbound. Similarly to their inspirational records and tours with the late jazz cellist Tom Cora in the early nineties, it’s clear that The Ex have found a musical kinship with Swedish baritone saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, Chicagoan tenor saxophonist Ken Vandermark , Italian trumpeter Roy Paci and Dutch trombonist Wolter Wierbos. Although in theory punk and jazz are diametrically opposed musical styles, in practice both are born of a disregard for convention and a fundamental desire to be free of restriction and limitation. Whilst Brass Unbound are certainly musical virtuosos, like The Ex they are also mavericks who play with a distinctly physical intensity, throwing themselves headlong into every performance. Both quartets have a propensity for radical improvisation and it’s apparent that the songs which make up Enormous Door were worked up through hours of onstage exploration. However, it’s also clear that during the course of recording at Paci’s Posada Negro Studio in Lecce, Italy the eight musicians coalesced to capture and distil the essence of their visceral and frenetic live performances. The compositions are watertight but still suggest infinite realms of possibility, from the open chords favoured by Hessels and Moor to the unique spectacle of four soloists weaving in and out of each song, alternately merging to form a powerful horn section or darting away on their own individual flights of fancy. The sound is unmistakably that of The Ex but supercharged by the potency of such a riveting musical alliance.
As noted food blogger and occasional Ex recordist Steve Albini once remarked, “nothing lasts forever except The Ex”. Even with the considerable boost of Brass Unbound, The Ex retain all of the traits that make them such an exciting and singular prospect. Hessel’s battered five string guitar meshes with Moor’s baritone fuzz, creating an irresistible fusillade of choppy open chord clamour. The incomparable Bornefeld is a one woman marching band, summoning the intricate polyrhythms around which most Ex songs are formed. Without dismissing the remarkable contribution of the departed Kley, de Boer has helped to modernise The Ex somewhat by introducing odd little electronic interludes and playful guitar arpeggios. Whilst the singer/guitarist participated in the recording of 2010’s excellent Catch My Shoe, the bulk of the songs had already been written when he replaced Kley. However, the Zea-like opening riff of ‘Last Famous Word’ suggests de Boer is now more integrated into the writing process and the band is better for it. Although the singer’s lyrics and delivery lacks the caustic bite of Kley, his plainspoken voice and comparatively restrained approach works well in the context of the current line-up. The combination of a retooled Ex with Brass Unbound in tow grants the album a newfound sense of levity, even if the lyrical themes are as serious as ever. The music is still a touch abrasive at times but Enormous Door might also prove to be the most danceable album of their considerable discography.
The band’s continuing fascination with the music of Ethiopia is an obvious influence on several of the songs, in particular their cover of the Addis Ababan songwriter Mahmoud Ahmed staple ‘Belomi Benna’, with Bornefeld contributing another strong vocal performance. It’s simultaneously the closest The Ex have ever come to recording out and out pop music and the song which most benefits from the presence of Brass Unbound’s blaring horns. The bizarro jazz odyssey ‘Red Cow’ is perhaps more familiar territory to long-time fans in the sense that it’s a bubbling mess, though the angular post-punk of the global warming fixated ‘Our Leaky Homes’ could easily be a hit in a fairer world. Elsewhere we see a return of the long form songs which largely characterised Catch My Shoe. Perhaps the finest is the organised chaos of the appropriately named ‘Bicycle Illusion’, which sees the octet racing one another to the finish line before collapsing in a fit of exhaustion and laughter. The oddball social media diatribe ‘We Are Made of Places’ is the most deconstructed number, giving each member of Brass Unbound a chance to gleefully deviate from the programme and flex their improvisational muscles. The decision to revisit Turn centrepiece ‘Theme From Konono’ with blistering horns pays dividends and closes out the album in an appropriately boisterous manner. It certainly seemed as though the band’s tours with Brass Unbound were their most fruitful to date and with Enormous Door The Ex have managed to isolate and harness the peculiar energy generated by this particularly harmonious union. Long may it continue.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 11:37am duke:

This Brass thing is amazing
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:38am Listener Gregory:

Yes, Vandermark and also Mats Gustaffson:
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:38am Paul Sherratt:

Compiling sales tax ( vat ) returns while listening to The Ex is an interesting experience
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 11:39am Hugo:

That one reminded me a bit about the ever-great Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:39am ndbob:

Feel better UM!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:39am Rich in Washington:

back, after a much longer commute than anticipated.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:39am Alex In Illinois:

Loud and clear here in Illinois. As far as delay in response time, that is me being busy with work and just answering when I have a chance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:40am Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Bob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:42am Brian in UK:

Let's hear it for Numero Group.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:43am Doug Schulkind:

Thank you Listener Gregory!

Hello Brother Paul Sherratt and Mighty Hugo!
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:44am trish:

Brass Unbound is in there,

Mats Gustafsson - Baritone saxophone
Ken Vandermark, Tenor saxophone
Roy Paci - Trumpet
Wolter Wierbos - Trombone
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:44am Jeff Golick:

Thanks, trish. And Doug, too.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:44am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks trish! Wow, what a powerhouse horn section!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:44am Brian in UK:

Top job, Doug. Au revoir.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:45am Doug Schulkind:

Ciao, Brian!
  Fri. 6/7/13 11:46am trish:

Great to hear and listen, too, Doug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:47am Brian in UK:

You might be interested in this brief interview my nephew did with Roy Paci.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:49am Doug Schulkind:

Any nephew of yours is a nephew of mine, Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 6/7/13 11:49am davex:

Thanks Doug, as always, for the show and the stream!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:49am Uncle Michael:

you're all nephews of mine
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:50am Brian in UK:

Ciao, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:50am Doug Schulkind:

Always my pleasure, davex!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:51am Doug Schulkind:

Hunka hunka burning Unka Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:51am Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the show, Doug....go three hours long.
Avatar    Fri. 6/7/13 11:52am hyde:

kudos once again for the many mean musics, DS.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:53am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for being in the forest to hear the tree fall, hyde.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:53am Doug Schulkind:

@Uncle Michael
Funny, that's what all the ladies ask me, too.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:55am Jeff Golick:

Great soundz aboundz! Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:56am Uncle Michael:

Mine always told me that every date ran three hours long.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Maybe I should have played Hedzoleh Soundz!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:57am still b/p:

But I don't wanna get off the bus, Sister Mary DrummerSome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 11:58am Uncle Michael:

Ok, I'm gonna get ready to go make some prep nurse's day. See you all later.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 11:58am Doug Schulkind:

@still b/p
Climb every mountain, Brother!

@Uncle Michael
Quit fooling around and tie up that gown in the back.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

be well, uncle michael!
many thanks for the fine show, doug!
fine weekend, all!!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 12:00pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: that would've been a horse of a different hugh.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 12:01pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

The opening goes in back?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 6/7/13 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks James.
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 12:03pm listener james from westwood:

let's hope the doc knows where the opening should go!
Avatar Fri. 6/7/13 12:08pm Doug Schulkind:

You gals and guys seriously RAWK!
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