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Options May 18, 2014

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Blurt  Some Come   Options Best of Blurt Vol. 1: The Fish Needs a Bike  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Muro  Magic Wand of Love (Kellee Patterson)   Options Diggin' Black Jazz  0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Willie Wright  I'm So Happy Now   Options Telling the Truth  0:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra and His Astro-Infinity Arkestra  Voice Within the Stars   Options Other Strange Worlds  0:10:57 (Pop‑up)
Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble  Web of Hope   Options Intergalactic Beings  0:14:23 (Pop‑up)
The Reverend Toad-Eater  Sugar N' Spikes   Options V/A: The Blorp Esette Gazette, Volume Two  0:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Nels Cline Singers  Companion Piece   Options Macroscope  0:19:56 (Pop‑up)
Gilson et Malagasy  Chant Inca   Options Gilson et Malagacy 4CD box  0:37:09 (Pop‑up)
Sogen-Rust-Stevens Trio  Drum Concerto #2   Options Novella  0:41:14 (Pop‑up)
Per Bloland  The Wondrous Delight of Profound Ineptitude   Options Selected Compositions  0:44:31 (Pop‑up)
Pyramid Vritra  Tea & Lemonade   Options Indra  0:51:27 (Pop‑up)
Sotho Sounds  Ha Kele Monateng   Options Junk Funk  1:01:44 (Pop‑up)
Woo  Life So Far   Options When the Past Arrives  1:04:37 (Pop‑up)
Malka Spigel  Dreamwalking   Options Gliding  1:09:13 (Pop‑up)
Jethro Tull  Animelée/Tiger Toon   Options Nightcap  1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
Soft Machine  Spaced Five   Options Spaced  1:17:25 (Pop‑up)
Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder  Late Green   Options No Boat  1:29:12 (Pop‑up)
Alexander Scriabin  Preludes, Op. 22   Options Piano Sonatas  1:35:30 (Pop‑up)
K. Leimer  My Timid Desires   Options A Period of Review  1:39:31 (Pop‑up)
István Márta  Overture   Options Works  1:43:38 (Pop‑up)
István Márta  Something else   Options Works  1:53:56 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:01pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, everyone.
  Sun. 5/18/14 10:01pm HollyT:

Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:02pm Dave Mandl:

Early bird.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:04pm Mdurek:

My wife was just dancing to the Blurt tune :D
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:07pm Dave Mandl:

@Mdurek: She's got talent.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:07pm earrie:

Listening in the background, here. 'Evening.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:09pm Dave Mandl:

Hey there, HT, Mdurek, earrie.
Avatar 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:14pm bobdoesthings:

gooood evening.
  Sun. 5/18/14 10:15pm HollyT:

Excellent set, this
  Sun. 5/18/14 10:16pm HollyT:

This reminds me of Shelley
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:17pm Dave Mandl:

Thanks, Hol.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:18pm Mdurek:

Dave, mucho talent yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:27pm pacific standard simon:

I got trapped at work by a downpour of Biblical proportion.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:37pm Dave Mandl:

Hey, @pss. Glad you survived.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:40pm pacific standard simon:

What a mess! The famous Pacific Northwest rain finally put in an appearance.
  Sun. 5/18/14 10:43pm P-90:

@ DJ Dave: Really fine playlist! Enjoying dutifully

@ pss: got trapped in an unexpected downpour of Biblical proportions myself, Friday night here in NY.
Otherwise, how are you and the missus?
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 10:45pm Dave Mandl:

@P-90: Thank you. I almost got caught in that downpour here on Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:47pm pacific standard simon:

Herself is in California on business. I'm drinking more, as a consequence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:52pm pacific standard simon:

Also, I get to watch more of the TV shows I like because she's not always watching forensic cop shows.
  🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:53pm 12539:

(I am here late, but it's never too late to lurk)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 10:58pm pacific standard simon:

Truer words never were spoke, 12539.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:00pm pacific standard simon:

If anyone wants reduced admission to the Record Fair, they can pretend to be me. I'm not flying to New York for this.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:03pm Dave Mandl:

Hey there, 12539. Never too late.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:05pm Mdurek:

Nice tunes, thanks Dave ^_^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:06pm pacific standard simon:

I think this might be the year I finally own a turntable again. Someone pointed this:


out to me.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:07pm HollyT:

This is nice. New-ish? Sounds v influenced by mid-70s Italian soundtrack/lounge stuff--Piccioni, Morricone, etc
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:07pm P-90:

@ pss: You should reconsider coming to town for the Record Fair. It's always a blast. And re: forensic cop shows: there are so many now, it's unbelievable, why are they this popular? A number of former classmates who studied physical anthropology with me are now CIS/NCIS, and we're often laughing at how UNlike any reality those shows are, all of them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:12pm pacific standard simon:

I don't get it, either. Also, the popularity of shows about abrasive "genius" detectives (House counts, too.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:14pm Ike:

Greetings! Nice sounds.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:14pm Dave Mandl:

@Holly: I missed what track you were referring to? Was it the Woo? If so, it's a new release of previously unreleased stuff.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:15pm Dave Mandl:

Evening, Ike.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:15pm HollyT:

Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:16pm Dave Mandl:

@Holly: Woo were excellent. After that was Malka Spigel, also very good. Formerly of the band Minimal Compact, which you would like.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:16pm HollyT:

Forget cop procedurals and genius detectives. The best show on TV right now is The Americans. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good to hear a bit of Tull.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:17pm HollyT:

HAHA, I knew this was Tull 3 seconds in.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:18pm Dave Mandl:

@HT: You win!
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:19pm Dave Mandl:

@Ken from HP: Thanks. Rare outtakes from '73 sessions.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:20pm Dave Mandl:

The Woo recordings are from '77-'85. Great stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:23pm pacific standard simon:

Err, ALMOST original...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:32pm Ike:

Ah, the eternal, nigh-unanswerable spring question: Is this a cold, or just allergies?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:33pm pacific standard simon:

Or both?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:37pm Ike:

Sure feels like it, PSS.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:38pm P-90:

@ Ike: if it feels like a cold, it probably is, there are a number of winter cold bugs lingering unusually late in the year, claiming new victims

@ Holly T: I 've heard that The Americans is well-done and very imaginative, I know that one of the creators was involved in this kind of intelligence himself.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:39pm earrie:

re: last week's talk on songs vs pieces.
I'm learning a piece by Mendessohn and it's part of the "Songs without words" series. So it's a song and a piece?
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:40pm Dave Mandl:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:40pm pacific standard simon:

Remember that series of Scriabin records that had a naked lady with colored blobs projected on her body on the cover? I kept checking those out of the library and forgetting to listen to the record.
Avatar Sun. 5/18/14 11:42pm Dave Mandl:

Hoo boy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think I hear some of Mary Wing's Gigawipf sounds popping in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:47pm pacific standard simon:

I think that series of jackets actually won some kind of design award.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:49pm P-90:

@ pss: ...and apparently so mesmerizing that one never gets past them to the actual disk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:50pm Ike:

Agreed that The Americans is excellent. Also, Fargo (The Series) started slow, but it's really getting good, despite seeming like a terrible idea for a show. Another terrible idea for a show that turned great is Hannibal, which has a great avant score and cinematography.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:52pm P-90:

And didn't John Cage or someone actually compose a piece titled "Naked Lady with Colored Blobs Projected on Her Body"? --or was it a "song" maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:54pm Ike:

Hannibal without people: vimeo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:55pm pacific standard simon:

No, but The Cramps recorded "Naked Lady Falling Down The Stairs"...
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:56pm P-90:

@ Ike: Hmm. I have so little time for tv lately that I didn't know that the Hannibal show was still on, it sounded like it was going to flop from the initila reactions. And I didn't know there was a Fargo: The Series. Any one seen Bates Motel yet?
  🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:57pm 12539:

Thanks, Dave.
  Sun. 5/18/14 11:59pm P-90:

@ DJ Dave: thanks for another good one.
And especially cool to hear the Tull, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sun. 5/18/14 11:59pm pacific standard simon:

Aw shucks, Dave. Have a good week.
Avatar Mon. 5/19/14 12:00am Dave Mandl:

Night, folks. Have a great week!
Avatar Mon. 5/19/14 12:01am earrie:

Thanks Dave.
Avatar Mon. 5/19/14 8:33pm Droll:

Howdy DM! I was out of town and missed the show Sunday, but like 12539 says, it's never too late to lurk. Commenting on archives is like lurking, except the DJ can still see you. EFD and I agreed listening to archives is like listening to a mix tape with someone talking in between songs, but it's so nice to catch a show you missed it's a small hurdle to cross.

The Reverend Toad-Eater bass solo was ambitious but fell flat for me. I felt his tone caused muddy chording, and his right hand technique was WAY too heavy-handed. Solo bass needs even clearer articulation than ensemble bass playing, there's a bunch of stuff happening here and most of what I hear is right-hand string noise... but maybe that's his point. I'm harsh on solo bass -- but that's because I believe basses should be used 3-5 at a time!

The Pyramid Vritra was also bass-centric. I like electronic effects gadgets on bass. Yes, I have lots of opinions about bass, so people assume I don't like it, but in fact the opposite is true. I think it's very difficult for non-musicians to understand how musicians listen to music because all the additional layers. If you don't play bass, you're not going to have the muscle memory that's so completely intertwined with the sounds, and although everyone hears the notes, non-musicians miss the "playing along" part. The "inner logic" of a song is physically tied to the basic limitations of which notes you can reach from the current fingering position. Musicians notice when the inner workings are "different" than what they achieve with their hands. Anyhow, I like bass.

Ahhh, Tull... Good on you, but unfair bashing the 80's era disc with just "you don't want to hear that one". An Uber-Prog friend of mine considers Passion Play to be Tull's greatest work! I'd love to hear you two go at it while I drink beer and laugh at you both!

Definitely enjoyed the piano sonata. During my road trip I listened to some NPR classical music affiliate doing its fundraiser and they were pimping their CD premium which was all pretty mainstream/pedestrian. There's about 300 years from the baroque to the romantic period but they're still playing the same 20 Mozart songs! No matter, the huge dynamic range of classical music makes car listening futile anyhow.

Your show seems even shorter when it's during the day than when it's during dinner. I don't care if you didn't play the closing CD you meant to play, I like the piano stuff! And bass! And drums! I like lots of instruments!
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