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Options October 6, 2014: Fleeting Thoughts

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
Darkstar  Hold Me Down (Darkstar Remix)   Options Timeaway  Warp  *   0:00:00 ()
4t(rec)k  Veranda Two-Step   Options 6  4t(rec)k  *   0:06:28 ()
Krackatoa  Dining on Backs of the Brave Instrumental   Options Krackatoa Instrumental Variations 1  Free Music Archive  *   0:11:13 ()
Simon Mathewson  Why   Options Makes Children as Fat as Pigs  Free Music Archive  *   0:14:21 ()
The Fat  Garlic Makes Me Cry   Options Meat Me  Free Music Archive  *   0:16:23 ()
How How  My Friend Sforza Sforzzini   Options Knick-Knack 2  Free Music Archive  *   0:21:26 ()
Telegraphy  Extraluminal Transmission   Options Earth Stereo  Free Music Archive  *   0:25:21 ()
Custodian of Records  Braniac Dumb Dumbz   Options Nobody Got Rhymes For That  Free Music Archive  *   0:32:59 ()
P.P. Roy  Coconut Rock   Options Watch The Dough Nut Not The Hole  Free Music Archive  *   0:34:56 ()
Mutwawa  Rooted Shrine   Options Richmond Tape Club Vol. 7 (V/A)  Free Music Archive  *   0:38:10 ()
Vicky and the Vengents  Sha Na   Options Live on WFMU's Three Chord Monty with Joe Belock: Aug 19, 2014  Free Music Archive  *   0:40:41 ()
Empty Shapes  Jive Turkey Claw   Options Live @ Jr's  Bandcamp  *   0:43:36 ()
Peacock Ball  Save the Sun   Options Live in Radio Bunker 15.03.2014  Free Music Archive  *   0:46:11 ()
Lucas Perný a Miloslav Kollár  Ghosts From Hell In The Year 1972   Options Live in Bunker 16.7.2012  Free Music Archive  *   0:51:32 ()
Owl Glitters  Above the Mountains   Options Alchemical Tones  HCB  *   1:01:04 ()
 
Laetitia Sadier  The Scene of the Lie   Options Something Shines  Drag City  *   1:11:25 ()
Blanche Blanche Blanche  Heart and Soul   Options Heart and Soul 7"  Feeding Tube  *   1:16:45 ()
Yelle  Un Jour Vienda   Options Completement Fou  Kemosabe  *   1:20:21 ()
Dinner  3rd Presence   Options Oui  Captured Tracks  *   1:23:47 ()
Vaselines  The Lonely L.P.   Options V for Vaselines  Rosary Music  *   1:27:23 ()
Allo Darlin'  Half Heart Necklace   Options We Come from the Same Place  Fortuna POP!  *   1:30:54 ()
Comet Gain  (All the) Avenue Girls   Options Paperback Ghosts  Fortuna POP!  *   1:33:51 ()
Psychic Maps  The Past is Still Happening   Options 1st (Second) Lo Fi Record  Powertool  *   1:36:20 ()
Doctopus  Wobbegong   Options Wobbegong    *   1:37:41 ()
Brother JT  Coca Cola   Options Lo Bias Hi Noise  Summersteps  *   1:40:12 ()
Octagrape  Teenage Baboons   Options Emotional Oil  Sounds Familyre  *   1:43:55 ()
Games  Little Elise   Options Little Elise 7"  Hozac  *   1:47:41 ()
Purling Hiss  Learning Slowly   Options Weirdon  Drag City  *   1:50:49 ()
 
((Pressures))  The Voices   Options Split 7" w/ Roladex  Medical  *   2:03:10 ()
Bernard Szajner  Adab   Options Visions of Dune  Infine    2:06:36 ()
Ausmuteants  Stadiums   Options Order of Operation  Goner  *   2:09:05 ()
Cha Cha Guitri  Art Negre   Options French Synth Wave: St. Etienne 1981  Born Bad    2:10:58 ()
Fate Vs. Free Willy  Hearts   Options Every Human Was a Child 7"  If Society  *   2:14:32 ()
Iko  Jungle City   Options '83  Medical    2:15:54 ()
Felix Kubin mit Mitch & Mitch  Syncopated Secretaries   Options Bakterien & Batterien  Gagarin  *   2:21:06 ()
The Rhythm Odyssey & Doctor Dunks  Super Chips   Options Broken Drums  Golf Channel  *   2:24:38 ()
Africaine 808  Lagos, New York   Options Lagos, New York  Golf Channel  *   2:30:24 ()
Budos Band  Turn and Burn   Options Burnt Offering  Daptone  *   2:36:15 ()
 
Prince Rupert's Drops  Dangerous Death Ray   Options Climbing Light  Beyond Beyond Beyond  *   2:47:18 ()
Pierre & Bastien  Rock Chretien   Options Deus ex Machina (V/A) 7"  Born Bad  *   2:51:20 ()
Dads  Invisible Blouse   Options Invisible Blouse 7"  Wharf Cat  *   2:54:50 ()
T.I.T.S.  I Told You I Was Sick   Options I Told You I Was Sick b/w Kashmere Trap  Polly Maggoo  *   2:57:22 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:04am DCE:

morning, Liz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:07am common:

hey liz and people! hope monday is going ok.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:09am Liz Berg:

Greetings pals and thanks for joining me! Monday is hitting me like a plush wall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:10am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

got today off - tho must do much: 'Veranda..' reminds me of 'Ohm' by Yo La Tengo: ever heard of those guys around here - ??...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:18am Liz Berg:

Love "Ohm" by YLT! That tune was a hit around these parts, and that's sayin' something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- you are podcast ! Interesting.
  Mon. 10/6/14 9:19am adam_nspy:

G'morming - really excellent new sounds so far - thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:23am Liz Berg:

Welcome, Adam! Yes, it is true, part of my show is podcast... hook yourself up to the feeding tube:
itunes.apple.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:23am Webhamster Henry:

These are some nice FMA selections, Liz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:31am Liz Berg:

We're quietly trying to raise money to purchase some gear for our new performance space, Monty Hall. Please hit the pledgeometer at the top of the page and toss us a few coins! Help me hit 33% by noon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:34am bobdoesthings:

ooooooooooooo!! head bopping now
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 9:39am genericPlacebo:

gR8 gleaning of thee FMA !
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 9:41am Sem Chumbo:

Sure sounds good in here. That you cooking, Liz? Good morning, and hello Lizners all.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 9:41am Rev. Turnip Druid:

.............................
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:42am Liz Berg:

I see more of you are waking up! Welcome sleepy peeps!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:44am common:

sooooooo sleepy. music is helping.
  Mon. 10/6/14 9:49am mb:

This Peacock Ball sounds like Clutch. And thats a great thing.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 9:50am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Post-festival snoozy down here. Nothing builds character like prolonged sleep deprivation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:52am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- not being a regular listener to this timeslot:
...you bring them great ambient electronic beats (if you'll pardon my ElectroGenre illiteracy)
- but you seem to have an ear for gittar tones as well...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 9:56am Cecile:

Hi, all!

Rev, what festival did you partake of?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 9:56am Liz Berg:

Yes Rev, do tell about the fest!
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 9:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

sonic circuits fest., outside DC. Had a good dose of NYC noisemakers mixing with the local heroes. Great stuff.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 9:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Haven't seen GenKen Montgomery since late '80s... Brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:00am Cecile:

that sounds awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:03am Cecile:

I think someone could do an amazing doctoral thesis about how Contemporary Christian music (mainstream and cult-like) has influenced music (mainstream and cult-like) in the twenty-teens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:05am Cecile:

Okay:
I have three potential final papers to write in History of Graphic Design:

1) Mucha vs. John Dyer Baizley
2) Alvin Lustig vs Elaine Lustig Cohen
or
3) 20s surrealism vs Hipgnosis album covers.

I was kind of set on the Baizley one, but now I'm not sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wull - most of the Darkest Metalheads were Catholic School victims : ) ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:06am Cecile:

I used to be afraid of Slayer until I learned 1/2 of the band were practicing Catholics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:07am Cecile:

no, it's just all this music out there that sounds like it should be sung in a mega church with 8000 other people, mainstream and otherwise.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:07am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Cecile: no.3 sounds like a winner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:08am Cecile:

I kind of think so now. I kind of don't want to give it to someone who's not going to appreciate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:09am Cecile:

except, I'm not that huge a fan of 20s surrealism. I am a huge fan of Hipgnosis.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:11am Sem Chumbo:

@Cecile: are you thinking re: #1, that Mucha's kinda Johnny One Note and just not that *interesting*?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:12am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...one defintion of Rock'n'Roll might be Gospel w/ Dirty lyrics...
- Hipgnosis seems very Magritte to me ; has been said that Horror just rips Surrealism out of context too - to put it uncharitably...
- have mused that: Psych is Surrealism + R&B
- Mod is Futurism + R&B
- Punk is DAdA...+ R&B...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:12am Cecile:

No, I think he's fascinating and I like his sense of beauty, even though it's pretty stylized. And he was a definite influence on Baizeley (dude who plays in baroness and does art for them, Metallica and a ton of other people)_
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:13am Cecile:

"Vs" means compare/contrast. Whoops, it does sounds like a battle royale. Didn't mean to do that.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:14am Sem Chumbo:

I just had a look at some work by John Dyer Baizley, and he is an apt Mucha pupil, alright, but that death and darkness stuff is fairly worked over, too. ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:14am Cecile:

oh, rev, do you still have that sheet of Baby Teeth lettering?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:16am Cecile:

he also has elements of Pushead in there, as well. I like his stuff because while Art Noveau hinted at decadence, Baizley is the flip side: The worms are crawling over everything.
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 10:17am still b/p:

I see a Mucha female figure walking the ring and holding aloft the perfect card displaying the number of each round of the fight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:18am Cecile:

Awesome, sbp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:19am Cecile:

there's no breeze, and yet her clothing flutters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:19am listener james from westwood:

Wow. Who knew there were T'Pau covers out there? Good find!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:20am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- so yeah: I think you could make a pretty good Thesis out of Pop/Rawk Movements being like earlier European Art Movements alloyed to Black American Music generally/broadly...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:20am Cecile:

Yeah, Greil Marcus kind of did that in Lipstick Traces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:21am Cecile:

I'm just supposed to contast/compare two artists or movements over FOUR pages. I know I'm not going to go into any detail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:27am Greg from Bloomfield:

Morning, Liz & everybody!
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:29am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Cecile: I've got the babyteeth Chartpak™ sheets somewhere in a box, I'm sure. Plus endless sheets of dry-transfer zippotone & some very un-fashionable & badly dated type (copperplate, etc). A dead art, sadly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:30am Cecile:

I have to do a group project on Push Pin, etc. so I thought if you had them at your fingertips (don't go digging) you could scan 'em for me and I could use it in my PowerPoint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:32am Liz Berg:

Anyone else catch the Vaselines playlists in the NYT?
tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh...a narrow focus can mean actually being able to research & learn something I guess : p
- & Thx for the Marcus tip: he's so basic - embarrassing to say I haven't read 'im...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:33am Cecile:

It's kind of a convoluted book. It's not the easiest read, but he does link several art movements together to explain how the Sex Pistols happened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:37am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wull - all the post-National Service Brits went to ArtSchool - & the rest is history
...nice to see Teardrop Explodes on their list !
- Everyone was playing Scottish music during the referendum ; very impressive once it's separated out from the Brits for people like me...
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:39am Chris from DC:

“I found this record on my brother’s turntable. Stole it.” Ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:39am Cheri Pi:

Doctopus! Cecile! Liz! paps! and the rest of the family! I'm werkin' and lurkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:42am Liz Berg:

Lurk it, gurrl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:43am Cecile:

hiya, Pi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:50am Cecile:

hey, Linotype still has Glaser Stencil pretty cheap. I think I might go that route.
  Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:54am the gp:

Liza and lizners, this show is making me tremble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 10:58am Greg from Bloomfield:

JENNIE THE CAT FOR MASCOT 2014! She is the change that America needs.
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:58am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Lurkin' & leanin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 10:58am Webhamster Henry:

Cecile, if you're doing some work on Push Pin Studios, I have a complete run of AUDIENCE magazines, the pushiest, pinniest hardbound magazine ever published!
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 10:59am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Propped up on caffeine and the evaporating fumes of forgotten youth...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:00am Cecile:

wow, WH, that sounds awesome. I think I'm going to hit the library pretty hard, maybe our library has them too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:03am Webhamster Henry:

They are ad free, full of art , "new journalism", interviews and each issue is loosely "themed"!
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 11:08am still b/p:

I'd like to see Jules Feiffer's dance lady enjoying Robot Dance Party. Can someone call him?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 11:13am Liz Berg:

Check out the WFMU Mascot Contestants:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:13am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm seeing Aubrey Beardsley in John Dyer Baizley...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:14am Cecile:

Yes, him too. I was going to point out the Beardsley, Pushead and Mucha elements in that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:14am Webhamster Henry:

If you haven't put in an pledge for the October Invisible Marathon, please do!
  Mon. 10/6/14 11:15am Robert:

This piece is the sort of music that'd bore me if it were in English and played in any other setting. Somehow the combination of its being in French and the setting Ms. Berg gives it makes it at least tolerable, maybe even pleasant. That says something about the skill of the DJ: the ability not only to give us great entertainment, but sometimes to get a portion of the audience over what would otherwise be low spots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- word.
  Mon. 10/6/14 11:17am Robert:

Looks like a left-handed compliment, doesn't it? But think about it. Nobody could possibly have someone else happen to pick out music that's your favorite pieces all the time, given the enormous variety in musical tastes. Someone who can keep us listening over the long run -- that's a skill we don't often recognize, but it's there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:18am Webhamster Henry:

WFMU is little more than an artful series of segues. That's actually a spectacular and more or less unmatched artistic achievement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- quite.
  Mon. 10/6/14 11:25am Robert:

It's also great how Mondays have worked out. I don't know whether to credit Mr. Freedman, Mr. Turner, or the serendipity of when people were available, but the peppiness of Ms. Berg's program, which seems NEEDED on a Mon. morn, followed by the laid-back programming of Ms. Trudel, just fits wonderfully.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 11:28am Liz Berg:

Though I've been on some modestly satisfying youtube excursions in music discovery, none of those journeys can hold a candle to the wonderfully unexpected nature of music discovery when guided by an actual human. I guess that's all why we're gathered here!
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 11:29am mdffrnt:

You might call it a "rhythm long journey" or some such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:30am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@ Cec: (too) many things come to mind: illustrators like Virgil Finlay, tattoo artists, the old-time San Francisco posters...

- I think 'Brian in UK' says it well:
...'We are normal and we want our freeform, yes FMU is the home of radio that has grown up. A sophisicated system that hides behinds a seemimgly juvenile facade'....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:32am rsj:

that last track was awesome, great show as usual LIZ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:32am DCE:

my brain is skipping
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:33am common:

so is mine, dce.
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 11:33am t_J:

Liz Wagon? nice
  Mon. 10/6/14 11:34am Robert:

Ms. Berg, once your friends have an idea of your music tastes, stuff just seems to flow to you. It's like being a reporter, where once you get enough of an audience, people start funneling their stories to you.
Avatar Mon. 10/6/14 11:36am t_J:

glad i had my expresso ;)
  Mon. 10/6/14 11:38am Robert:

This year a tip from a comment thread turned me on to Poopy Lungstuffing; a play by Mr. Freedman turned me on to Neil Cicierega's mashups, even though I'd been attempted to be made aware of Mr. Cicierega years earlier by Jesse Walker's reporting; and now a Facebook cx that I maintain as a favor for an organiz'n turned me on to Steve 'n' Seagulls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 11:46am DCE:

boy I hope the Budos Band goes on tour
Avatar    Mon. 10/6/14 11:57am holland oats:

that PRD track wuz great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 10/6/14 12:00pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Thank YOU, Liz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 10/6/14 12:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx MizzBee.
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