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Options July 15, 2013: A good day to move slow, except to Speed the Plough (who play live).

Speed the Plough, live on WFMU

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Artist Track Album Label Format Approx. start time
James Blackshaw and Lubomyr Melnyk  Tascheter   Options The Watchers  Important    0:00:00 ()
Tin Hat  Human Rind   Options The Rain Is a Handsome Animal  New Amsterdam    0:11:21 ()
Björk  Like Someone in Love   Options Debut  Elektra    0:16:03 ()
Helena Espvall and Ernesto Diaz-Infante  Ringing Out Tomorrows   Options A Hallowed Shell of Ash and Rust  Erototox    0:20:28 ()
Red House Painters  Katy Song   Options Red House Painters  4AD    0:25:06 ()
Tiny Lights  Singing at your Door   Options Hail the Halcyon Fear  Absolute A-Go-Go    0:39:48 ()
The Feelies  Slow Down   Options       0:42:54 ()
The Bats   North By Northwest   Options Daddy's Highway  Flying Nun    0:46:22 ()
Richard Barone  The Bulrushes   Options Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert  DigSin    0:50:03 ()
The dB's  Happenstance   Options Stands for deciBels / Repercussion      0:52:46 ()

Live performance and chat with Speed the Plough
Naming themselves after an old Scottish folk tune, Speed the Plough played their first gig at Maxwell's in Hoboken in the early 1980's. They also played numerous times on WFMU, and once included WFMU host Frank O'Toole as a bandmate. As the club is closing down at the end of July, StP is rising up again with the release of a retrospective CD and a flurry of live performances. Speed the Plough are Toni Baumgartner: vocals, flute, bells, clarinet & sax; John Baumgartner: vocals, keyboards; Michael Baumgartner: lead guitar, backing vocals; Ed Sefer: electric & acoustic guitars, backing vocals; John Demeski: drums; Cindy Merklee: bass, backing vocals. (Guest guitarist on 1st tune: Mark Francia)
Speed the Plough  Hemlock Tree   Options The Plough & The Stars  Bar None  CD  1:03:05 ()
Speed the Plough  The Plough and The Stars   Options       1:07:56 ()
Speed the Plough  Beautiful Place   Options       1:17:14 ()
Speed the Plough  Mansion   Options       1:22:33 ()
Speed the Plough  The Ballad of Peggy Oakey   Options       1:27:33 ()
Speed the Plough  Buttermilk Falls   Options       1:36:48 ()
Speed the Plough  Regrets   Options       1:44:47 ()
Speed the Plough  Said and Done   Options       1:49:30 ()
Speed the Plough  Centerville   Options The Plough & The Stars  Bar None  CD  1:55:52 ()
The Shramms  I'll Believe   Options One Hundred Questions  Innerstate Records    2:01:39 ()
Peter Blegvad  Strong Simple Silences   Options Downtime      2:05:05 ()
Milk Carton Kids  Years Gone By   Options The Ash & Clay      2:09:43 ()
Wall Matthews  Millbrook   Options The Dreaming Light  Zen Gardens Music    2:14:08 ()
Alasdair Roberts & Friends  The Wheels of the World   Options A Wonder Working Stone  Drag City    2:27:08 ()
Linda Draper  Sleepwalkers   Options       2:45:34 ()
Ruthann Friedman  When You're Near   Options Windy  Now Sounds    2:48:58 ()
Alessi's Ark  Big Dipper   Options The Still Life  Bella Union    2:52:04 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:04pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Hey Irene, hello to one and all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:05pm Brian in UK:

My my Hey Hey, out of the cool and into the hot.
Hello Irene 'n Sean.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 12:06pm Van in DC:

Greetings as well!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:06pm Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Irene. Hey, Sean and Brian.Looking forward to Speed the Plough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:10pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Brian, Sem and Van, hope you are all well, this heat in the UK is doing my noggin in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:18pm Irene Trudel:

Hi Everybody! Sending cooling thoughts your way. We have a great live set coming up from Speed the Plough, which we recorded yesterday to accommodate their schedules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Björk's from Iceland. Iceland doesn't get too hot (aside from volcanoes). Need more ice-related music today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:24pm Brian in UK:

I heard they have hot prices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:31pm BDR:

Man, I love Kozelek's music, RHP, SKM, all of it. thanks.
  Mon. 7/15/13 12:31pm common:

always so sad...those red house painters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:34pm Cheri Pi:

mr. CP loves this band.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 12:40pm andymorphic:

seeing bjork tomorrow
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 12:51pm Van in DC:

So I just finished clicking through all 100 pages of Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", and I must say, they should have consulted you Irene :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 12:56pm KP:

I was trying to tell someone about the Bongos but it was trying to tell a stranger about rock n roll.
  Mon. 7/15/13 12:56pm Shivabert:

shoutout to Jane Scarpantoni
  Mon. 7/15/13 12:58pm Shivabert:

thanks for the Tiny Lights Irene
  Mon. 7/15/13 12:58pm don:

It is criminal how good your taste in music is.
  Mon. 7/15/13 1:01pm Iain & Chris:

Big fans of Speed the Plough here in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:09pm dc pat:

wow Van. I counted 2 women in that list. TWO. No PJ Harvey, no chick from Heart...
  Mon. 7/15/13 1:12pm j bird:

In regards to your comment about Tiny Lights, which other contemporary bands are using cello in their rock music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 1:16pm Irene Trudel:

@j bird, Espers were one of those (Helena Espvall was in teh band). A co-worker friend (Gretta Cohn) was in a band called Cursive and she played cello. I'm blanking on others at the moment.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:16pm Van in DC:

The women, yes: 89. Bonnie Raitt 75. Joni Mitchell
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:20pm Van in DC:

Interestingly, Nancy Wilson of Heart was one of the voters for that list...
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:26pm dc pat:

well she should have been included, don't really like Heart but... Poison Ivy should be on there!!!--how could I forget her?? Carrie Brownstein..I don't know if Marnie Stern has made a mark yet but clearly head and shoulders above most guit players..
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:28pm dc pat:

Viv Albertine...
  Mon. 7/15/13 1:40pm don:

The late April Lawton of Ramatan (which included Mitch Mitchell) and this was 1971.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 1:45pm fred von helsing:

continuing gender BS. "technique" blah blah blah blah. *sigh*
  Mon. 7/15/13 2:02pm j bird:

Thanks Irene, I'll check those out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:04pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Good afternoon Trudelians! They were wunnerful! Thank you Irene for the purveyance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:18pm Irene Trudel:

@Kevin, glad you liked them. I'll be posting pictures from the session later. If you click on the picture above, you'll see the ones I took (unedited).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:20pm Sean in Bristol UK:

this track is a thing of beauty
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:28pm Irene Trudel:

@Sean, thanks! Wall Matthews has many lovely albums, and was once a member of The Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble. Nice guy too. I need to get him to play on WFMU. He's based in Maryland. www.wallmatthews.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:30pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Just great to hear the Oboe played so beautifully
  Mon. 7/15/13 2:31pm conrad:

Pere Ubu can't tour US; Dave Thomas "quits music" :(

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:36pm KevinfromBayRidge:

A lot of ISB in these hills!
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 2:36pm Van in DC:

I'll have to check out more of Wall Matthews, thanks Irene. He's just right up the road from me. Plus, his latest album - The Dreaming Light - well, if you omit "Light" you have the greatest album ever made :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:37pm Irene Trudel:

@conrad, Dave has "quit" music many times before. I suspect it won't be permanent.
  Mon. 7/15/13 2:39pm don:

Annie and the Beekeepers used a cello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:43pm KevinfromBayRidge:

This may be THE week @ Prospect Park.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 7/15/13 2:56pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Thanks for a great show, Irene, thanks to Speed the Plough for a fab set, have a great week one and all.
Avatar Mon. 7/15/13 2:58pm Van in DC:

Thanks Irene!
  Mon. 7/15/13 2:58pm don:

Ruthann Friedman's Constant Companion came out on Reprise late 60's/early 70's. Beautiful stuff. talented writer. And she's from the Bronx.
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