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Options December 22, 2013

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Artist Track Album Label
Volapük  La 7e Nuit   Options Le Feu du Tigre  Cuneiform 
Falter Bramnk  Alice Bis   Options In Volt Ure  Acidsoxx 
Gunter Schikert  Gitarre Wahnsim   Options Kinder in der Wildnis  Bureau B 
Wishbone Ash  Blowin' Free   Options Argus  MCA/Decca 
The Move  Fire Brigade   Options The BBC Sessions  Strange Fruit 
Marilyn Crispell/Gary Peacock/Paul Motian  Voice from the Past   Options Amaryllis  ECM 
Bad Company  Bad Company   Options Bad Company  Swan Song 
Samm Bennett  Used to Ride That Train   Options Roomful of Ghosts  Polarity 
George Brassens  Les Amoreux des Banc Publics   Options Master Serie Vol. 1  Podis 
Roland Haynes  Second Wave   Options 2nd Wave  Black Jazz 
Velma  Orange   Options Cyclique  Emperor Norton 
Stephen Vitiello & Molly Berg  Radio Flyby   Options Between You and the Shapes You Take  12k 
Yehudi Wyner  Intermedio, pt. 2   Options Music of Yehudi Wyner  CRI 
Crescent  Cup   Options Little Waves  Fat Cat 
Raymond Scott  Suite for Violin and Piano, pt. 2   Options Suite for Violin and Piano  Basta 
Salon Kingsadore  Reciprocal Sword   Options Anti-Borneo Magic  Sarang Bang 
Orchestre National de Jazz  Just as You Are   Options Around Robert Wyatt  Bee Jazz 
Voyageurs  Wet Dreams   Options Trigrams  White Moon Recordings 
Guy Skornik  Je Ne Sais Pas, Je Ne Sais Plus Rien   Options Pour Pauwels  Lion Productions 
Cosmin TRG  Desire Is Sovereign   Options Gordian  50 Weapons 
Tyondai Braxton  [track 2]   Options History Has No Effect  JMZ 

Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:04pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, friends and neighbors.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:08pm Droll:

Days are so short now, it's dark before the Final Stretch starts. After the Daylight Savings Time is over we'll get that extra hour of gaps between songs back.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:10pm Dave Mandl:

Yes. I can hardly wait. Meanwhile, I have something for you, Mr. @Droll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:10pm fleep:

Some gaps are nice.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:10pm Dave Mandl:

Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:11pm Dave Mandl:

Hey, @fleep. Yes, gaps are very underrated.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:11pm JakeGould:

Nice. Thanks!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:12pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, JG.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:13pm Droll:

DM, Mary Wing already played Tarkus in it's entirety for me -- I have all the holiday gifts I need... But hey! That can't really be an original tour shirt?!?! Looks new!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:15pm Dave Mandl:

Never satisfied, @Droll...No, it's not from 1973. I probably got it in the very early '90s.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:17pm Dave Mandl:

I only wear it on special occasions.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:19pm leaky bits:

Hello everyone. That WA is a blast from the past.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:19pm Droll:

Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs is when I wear my best concert jerseys, too!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:21pm JakeGould:

[snide prog-rock joke goes here]
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:25pm sloppy sofa:

Dave , I think you've already filled your 2% R@R quota for the evening with the Wishbone Ash, or shall we expect an appearance from Ozark Mountain Daredevils later?
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:32pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, @ss. It's *always* possible I'll play the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. But I'll stay on the air an extra hour or two if necessary to get back under 2%.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:33pm kent concentrate:

I like the way you think Dave :)
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:35pm Droll:

It's a small price to pay, but so be it. Spin up the OMD!

Can you imagine the disappointment if you played OMD instead of OMD? Like eating an orange after brushing your teeth.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:37pm JakeGould:

Bad Company by Bad Company from Bad Company. My fave one of those things!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:38pm laptop lego:

Your're clairvoyant Dave, (actually was thinking Led Zepplin) :)
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:38pm Droll:

Our host had a week off recently, maybe the unused portion of the 2% accumulates like unused cell phone minutes...
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:38pm Dave Mandl:

@kent: Why, thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:38pm fleep:

Everyone loves a trifecta.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:38pm Dave Mandl:

@ll: True. I only wish the label were Bad Company too. Oh well.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:40pm Droll:

The only known Quadfecta is Family of God, which Scott Williams confirms the station owns a copy of.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:41pm Whooda:

Just noticed the Swan Song label, your're physic powers are nothing to scoff at there Dave
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:43pm Dave Mandl:

@Whooda: Thanks. I played that track because the piano flowed so nicely from the M. Crispell piece. But I was talking about the Swan Song label on the show last week, so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:44pm Tome:

Hey Dave Hey Kiddles ! ,, nice to be home again Happy Holidays ! cheers,,!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:46pm Dave Mandl:

Hey @Tome. Welcome.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:46pm Far Left Lobe:

@Dave. I was just thinking to myself that it's just like you to make the classy decision to go with the Bad Company choice. You are a true master of this music stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:48pm pacific standard simon:

Woof & moo, folks. Sorry I missed the Wishbone Ash and Move. Not sorry I missed the Bad Company, heh heh.
  Sun. 12/22/13 10:49pm josephteilhard:

Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:50pm dance hall dispora:

@PSS it has been a nuanced. subtle mind-bending warp of musical expansionism.
  Sun. 12/22/13 10:50pm josephteilhard:

Brassens died in 1981.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:51pm pacific standard simon:

Still waiting to hear some old Gong records on this PROGram.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:53pm pacific standard simon:

Maybe some Montrose?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:54pm pacific standard simon:

We Demandl!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:54pm Droll:

DM is dragging me back to Bad Company/Swan Song -- I recently rediscovered a related supergroup: The Firm. Fantastic fretless work by Tony Franklin.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:56pm Droll:

I couldn't help notice both Plant and Page went with fretless players after Zep ended.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:57pm Dave Mandl:

@joseph: I know he's no longer with us, though I didn't know the exact year. Did I imply that he's still alive? I didn't mean to.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:57pm JakeGould:

Guess Led Zeppelin gave them too much to fret about.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:57pm Dave Mandl:

@pss: Maybe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:58pm pacific standard simon:

Maybe they were just tweaking Jones' nose.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 10:58pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: Also the Pretty Things, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 10:59pm pacific standard simon:

Thanks for the try, Dave. I don't know why I like Montrose but not Bad Company -- certainly not out of any great love of Sammy Hagar.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:02pm Dave Mandl:

Was Sammy Hagar in Montrose? And why didn't I know that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:02pm pacific standard simon:

There's actually so much to be interested in with this Roland Haynes track that I'm having trouble writing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:03pm fleep:

@pss I kept flashing on Bitches Brew
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:04pm Dave Mandl:

I heard some Return to Forever (Stanley Clarke) in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:05pm pacific standard simon:

Plus Brand X.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:05pm Coy John Diss:

Return to Forever was a nice catch, reminded me of Herbie Hancock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:07pm pacific standard simon:

Anyway, Dave, Sammy walked out after the tour supporting the second album. He was replaced by Bob James, who did an outstanding job if you ask me.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:09pm Dave Mandl:

@pss: But was Hagar in the original Montrose? I have no recollection of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:10pm pacific standard simon:

I'm sure a lot of people don't realize that Ted Nugent was not the lead vocalist in Ted Nugent's band.

Yeah, Sammy was the original.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:13pm Fancyface:

Oklahoma City Civic Center in the early 70's got to see Ted Nugent pull his stchik of screaming until he passed out on stage, always a show stopper (literally)
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:13pm Droll:

pss knows a lot about Sammy! Howzzat?!
  Sun. 12/22/13 11:15pm Ben:

You guys are interesting.
  Sun. 12/22/13 11:15pm Ben:

You guys are interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:15pm pacific standard simon:

Rock 'n' roll is my life.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:16pm Dave Mandl:

I am humbled.
  Sun. 12/22/13 11:17pm Ben:

I mean it. You all know so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:18pm pacific standard simon:

I did see Hagar once in the '70s, at a Day On The Green at the Oakland Colosseum. I think I was there to see Blue Oyster Cult, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:19pm pacific standard simon:

What I've forgotten, Ben, Google can remind me.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:22pm tim osman:

@PSS A disreputable hobby of mine in the 70's was to sneak into concerts. I was unsuccessful once trying to get into a Blue Oyster Cult show, while I was stranded outside I heard the most incredible singer doing the warm-up band. This guy's voice literally shook the building. Later I discovered it was Bob Segar.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:25pm Dave Mandl:

My show has always attracted criminal elements.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:25pm Dave Mandl:

(I'm talking about Bob Seger, of course.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:25pm pacific standard simon:

I have Tuesday - Friday off. I think it's punishment for refusing to work on Christmas.

Will be delighted to stick around an annoy Ms. Amanda.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:26pm crying cowgirl:

Old age and treachery overcomes youth and beauty every time Dave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:28pm pacific standard simon:

Although NOW I have a powerful urge to hear some Robin Trower.

Bob Seger did have that super power, back then. Probably not so much, these days.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:29pm Dave Mandl:

I was thinking about Robin Trower just this morning, no fooling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:29pm pacific standard simon:

Speaking of youth and beauty... HELLO, Amanda...
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:30pm Wagonsmoke:

Recently binged on Youtube Robin Trower more current live shows. Excellent ride down memory lane (with video even!)
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:31pm Dave Mandl:

@pss: Yes, Amanda has both in abundance.
  Sun. 12/22/13 11:33pm Thierry:

Hi Dave. Quick flashback. In Wikipedia's Brassens article one can read: "His lyrics are difficult to translate, though attempts have been made" ! A successful attempt is to be found by searching "La complainte des filles de joie Emily Loizeau French and English subtitles" within youtube. A beautiful cover, sang twice as slow as the original.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:34pm Dave Mandl:

@Thierry: You know, there's a guy, whose name I unfortunately can't recall right now, who translated a bunch of Brassen's songs into English, and performs them live. I saw him a few years ago.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:35pm Dave Mandl:

I mean same melodies, but in English.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:36pm pacific standard simon:

I should just make a CD of this stuff -- the original butt rock bands -- throw in some Climax Blues Band, some boogie...
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:36pm Droll:

Jezzz, I go to make some dinner, and I was listening to violin and piano, but I come back and the comments are talking about classic rock.

We are getting a full dose of Fusion (capital F) on this show! Fusion (capital F) combines jazz and rock, so Fusion (capital F) still counts as 1% Rock-n-Roll, right?

Great dramatic pause there! It's just like the 3-hour show!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:38pm sideburn eyebrows:

@PSS I can't wait for smell-o-listen technology, then your're mixed tape will smell like stale beer and cigarette butts on a sticky dance floor.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:40pm Droll:

Ditto Whooda -- Stan's show will finally come with a built-in contact high.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:40pm pacific standard simon:

The only smell I can remember from those days is reefer.
  Sun. 12/22/13 11:41pm Thierry:

@Dave: I would love to hear this singer. Maybe you can research him for next week's program. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:45pm pacific standard simon:

Hey, before the show ends, I'd like to mention, since I haven't seen it on the FMU front page, that the station Android 2.0 app is now available from the Amazon app store. This is very good news for Kindle Fire users who cannot download apps from Google Play. It works great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:47pm sinister dexter:

rupert sheldrake?
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:48pm yes hatter:

@Droll, PSS Hah!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:48pm Droll:

Before the show ends let me reiterate how 2-hour shows are the worst of both worlds. Do I complain to Ken or BT?
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:50pm Dave Mandl:

@pss: OK, thanks. A friend of mine also got it running on a Blackberry 10.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:51pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: Flattery will get you nowhere.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:51pm Dave Mandl:

But Ken is the program director, so he's the man to complain to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:53pm pacific standard simon:

I think you will often find yourself complaining to the DJ; some have found 2 hours easier, in the long run.
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:53pm Droll:

Flattery will get me nowhere? Then Ken's gonna get a big 'ol nastygram!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:54pm Droll:

pss, Yes, I'm sure they go through all the trouble for the minimum amount of air time. They can hardly fill their timeslots as it is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:56pm pacific standard simon:

Send him a flaming bag of dogshit -- there'll be a GIF of it on his playlist the next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sun. 12/22/13 11:58pm fleep:

Thanks, Dave!
Avatar Sun. 12/22/13 11:59pm Dave Mandl:

@Droll: I'm kidding.
Avatar Mon. 12/23/13 12:00am Droll:

Flattery will get me nowhere. I'll make my own GIF.

'Till next week, happy flaming bag of dogshit GIF to you, DM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/23/13 12:00am pacific standard simon:

You're adorable, Dave!
Avatar Mon. 12/23/13 12:02am Dave Mandl:

Thanks, everyone. Have a great week/Xmas!
See you next Sunday.
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