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Playlist for 23 July 2015 Options | (It's not such a) Strange World

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Tornado, by Corinne Geertsen

Artist Song Album Label Images Approx. start time
Orchestre Murphy  Sorcery   Options Smut  Divine Agency 
0:00:00 ()
Atsuko Kamura  Turning Back Pages   Options I Am a Kamura  Divine Agency    0:03:25 ()
Che-Shizu  Juso Station   Options A Journey  P.S.F. Records    0:05:49 ()
Kiko Dinucci (com Vesper Vocal)  Agenda   Options Na Boca dos Outros  Kiko Dinucci    0:09:47 ()
Kati Kovacs  Indián Nyár (Africa)   Options Csendszóró  Pepita 
0:12:39 ()
David Earle Johnson  Mary Had a Little Duck   Options Skin Deep - Yeah!  CMP Records    0:16:36 ()
Music behind DJ:
Bunny Kick   Options Uh-oh!  Asphodel    0:20:26 ()
New Age Steppers  Fade Away (Ari Up, vocal)   Options New Age Steppers  On-U Sound 
0:25:06 ()
Jaimie Sharkey  Strange World   Options Kilowatt Tango website  Kilowatt Tango 
0:30:22 ()
Pere Ubu  Mandy   Options Lady From Shanghai  Fire    0:34:54 ()
Shorty Rogers and His Giants  Martians Go Home   Options The Swinging Mr. Rogers  Atlantic 
0:39:25 ()
Music behind DJ:
Las Comadrejas 
Oaxacatelas   Options We are Ugly, But We Have the Music  Comad    0:47:02 ()
Harry Partch  Daphne of the Dunes (edit)   Options The World of Harry Partch  Columbia 
0:53:19 ()
Miya Masaoka  Unearthed/Unbound (edit)   Options Compositions/Improvisations  Asian Improv 
1:00:27 ()
Lui Man-Sing and His Group  Yearning in the Palace   Options Chinese Masterpieces for the Erh-Hu  Lyrichord 
1:05:40 ()
Music behind DJ:
Thomas Stronen 
Dispatches   Options Pohlitz  Rune Grammofon    1:10:03 ()
Brian Eno & David Byrne  Very, Very Hungry   Options My Life in the Bush of Ghosts  Sire; Virgin    1:14:02 ()
Bee Gees  Red Chair, Fade Away   Options 1st  Atco    1:17:17 ()
Led Zeppelin  The Rain Song   Options Houses of the Holy  Atlantic    1:19:20 ()
The Smiths  How Soon Is Now?   Options 7-inch single, or 12-inch single, or some compilation  Rough Trade; Sire    1:26:51 ()
Chastity Belt  Time to Go Home   Options Time to Go Home  Hardly Art 
1:32:13 ()
Dim Dim  Tadadi   Options Ananas  Audio Dregs 
1:35:54 ()
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Produzione   Options Musica Elettronica Vol. 2  Right Tempo    1:40:43 ()
Starfuckers  Dear Prudence   Options Vidas Ilustres, companion CD to Bananafish #11 (various artists)  Tedium House    1:44:37 ()
Krystyna Olsiewicz (Krys O) & R. Stevie Moore  Where Do the Children Play?   Options Encyclopediac 2  R. Stevie Moore 
1:49:19 ()
Lorette Velvette  20th Century Boy   Options Rude Angel  Okra-Tone    1:52:52 ()
Super Wild Horses  Meant for Two   Options Crosswords  Dot Dash    1:56:16 ()
Music behind DJ:
Johnny Beecher 
Sax Fifth Avenue   Options 45 played at 33  Warner Bros.    1:59:08 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 11:54am Peter Nelson:

Floating down the stream, waiting for nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:00pm Uncle Michael:

This show is good for nothing.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:01pm bobdoesthings:

'eyyyy charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:01pm Carmichael:

Hey now, Charlie and amigos.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:01pm Sarah N:

Nothing is happening and I love it.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:01pm βrian:

Picking up the ear waves, Charlie. Good afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:01pm Michael:

Hey there Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

Great debut, the other day, Peter!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:02pm Peter Nelson:

@Uncle Michael I'm in the right place then...for nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:03pm Carmichael:

That intro sounded, for just a moment, like Rolf Harris' version of Stairway to Heaven.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:03pm Peter Nelson:

@UncMic Aw, shucks
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:03pm ndbob:

afternoon Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:04pm doctorjazz:

Hi Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:05pm Charlie:

Greets, Peter, Uncle Michael, bob(doesthings), Carmichael, Sarah, βrian, Michael, (nd)bob, doctor jazz. I'm so pleased you're all here today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:05pm Artie Haywire:

Greetings, Busy Bodies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:05pm thatpatsmith:

hellooo allll
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:06pm Uncle Michael:

I didn't recognize a lot of the music but once I thought to myself, 'gee...this guy sounds a lot like that chap-hop guy'...and it was that chap-hop guy!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:07pm Charlie:

And hi Artie and (that)pat.
"busy bodies" -- haha! I like it.
  Thu. 7/23/15 12:07pm jan:

Hi Charlie- great to hear ya! did not see the customary email about the show- did it not go out this week?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:08pm βrian:

Professor Elemental. He's our connection to UK culture, don't you know.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:10pm Peter Nelson:

What does 'chap-hop guy' mean?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:11pm Charlie:

Hi Jan -- I sent out the customary e-mail earlier. Glad you showed up, without the prompting :)
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:11pm bobdoesthings:

ooooo this is coooool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:12pm Uncle Michael:

Elemental. Aren't he and Mr. B the world's two chap-hop artists?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:14pm Peter Nelson:

Er, ok, but who is Mr B and what is chap-hop?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

This: www.youtube.com...

and this: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:17pm Uncle Michael:

Save for later.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:19pm Charlie:

βrian -- the phrase "ear waves" inspired me to try to come up with a new catch phrase. All I got was:
"Playin' wax over the waves for your ears, which results in . . . ear wax"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

This is the world's best bed music.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:20pm Peter Nelson:

Just googled. First I've heard of it. I'm pretty much immune to popular culture. I'm deeply distrustful of stuff that a crowd gets behind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:21pm Uncle Michael:

You seemed to know who Elemental was when you back announced the track he was on.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:23pm Peter Nelson:

Nope...just some guy doing the vocal for Vourteque, who's from Chicago. I'd never heard of him before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:23pm thedunkel:

yes listening + no commenting = working + enjoying the wax
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:23pm Uncle Michael:

It's amazing how the beats you were dropping worked so well for lawn mowing.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:24pm βrian:

There ought to be a Bunny Kick cocktail. Carrot juice would be de rigueur, of course.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:24pm Uncle Michael:

I spent some time in Chicago the week before last with someone who will appreciate your show far more than he appreciates mine. I look forward to cluing him in.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:26pm Charlie:

Well, Uncle Michael, there's no accounting for people's tastes :)
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:27pm Charlie:

Hi, dunkel -- thanks for checking in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:28pm Uncle Michael:

Sorry, I meant Peter's show, Charlie. No one doesn't like BDN...or Sara Lee.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:28pm Peter Nelson:

Lovely Asian opening Charlie...which could mean something completely different in another context...
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:28pm Charlie:

Haha, yes, I realized that after the fact ! didn't read back far enough.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:29pm Sarah N:

Ping pong balls!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:33pm Sarah N:

Love the painting Charlie - I just followed the link to the fantastic rhino picture! Wonderful. Hilarious.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:35pm Sarah N:

Wow! Corinne Geersten. Motherlode.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:35pm Peter Nelson:

Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:37pm Charlie:

Oh boy, Ubu!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:37pm Charlie:

Sarah -- glad you looked at Corinne Geersten's site -- she does such great work!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:40pm Sarah N:

I love old photos of ancestors. What she's done with hers is just fab.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:40pm βrian:

Charlie, you are *working* that dowsing stick today.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:42pm Peter Nelson:

Hmm. I don't have that Ubu album.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:43pm Charlie:

Peter -- I like it a lot, also their latest, Carnival of Souls.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:44pm Peter Nelson:

Or that New Age Steppres....I do remember Peel playing it when it first came out. Odd for the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:44pm Uncle Michael:

Carnival of Souls is terrific.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:45pm Peter Nelson:

Everything by Ubu is terrific.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:45pm Charlie:

Yeah, Uncle, I remember you playing it when it had just come out I think.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:45pm Sarah N:

Corrine's work keeps reminding me of a painting, which I've now located - Grant Wood's "American Gothic" (1930). My eyes are smiling as well as my ears. Thanks Charlie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:46pm Uncle Michael:

I play new things...sometimes!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:46pm Charlie:

lol, me too! 1955 right now ;)
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:47pm βrian:

It's always new to somebody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:54pm Michael:

Charlie - Irwin played Partch yesterday inspired by the same performance. Great minds etc...
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:54pm Charlie:

Exactly, βrian. I love 'discovering' 'new' music from whenever.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:55pm Charlie:

Michael -- Irwin is probably WFMU's biggest Partch fan, so I'm not surprised.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:56pm Mike East:

Partch performance going on today and tomorrow...the pics make me sad I can't go: lincolncenterfestival.lincolncenter.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:56pm Mike East:

also, hello...I've been lurking
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 12:58pm Uncle Michael:

Did you know that Virgil was Harry's cousin?

Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 12:58pm Charlie:

Hi, Mike East, thought I saw you in the shadows there. Yes, the pix are enough to make one salivate.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:02pm bobdoesthings:

is this a 'koto' she's playing?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:03pm Charlie:

Koto it is, bobdoing.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:04pm Charlie:

Wow, Uncle Michael -- great stuff! I was not familiar with Virgil Partch -- will look in depth when I have time, ty.
  Thu. 7/23/15 1:05pm jan:

Miya Masaoka - great track to follow Partch! More info please
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:08pm Charlie:

Jan -- I don't know that much about her other than that she plays contemporary music on the koto. also does koto/computer pieces, and has done a piece where electronics are altered by laser beams or something like that. I do know that Harry Partch was heavily influenced by Chinese and other Asian music, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:11pm Uncle Michael:

Miya is a facebook friend, mainly because she participated in Other Minds this spring, a festival my uncle founded. I don't know her. I know at least one FMU dj is a friend of hers. I love what I've heard.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:11pm bobdoesthings:

thomas stronen... gnarly.. thought this was a gang gang dance track.. coool
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:17pm Mike East:

D.B. is gonna be in here tomorrow (rehearsing). currently setting up for it.
  Thu. 7/23/15 1:20pm testingwithfire:

late again ... relieved that pere ubu is around if you know what i'm saying
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:22pm Charlie:

welcome, testingwithfire -- and, yes, i know what you mean. and their last two albums have been reassuringly great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:23pm Uncle Michael:

I'm thinking 'pho'. Anyone else thinking 'pho'?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:24pm Charlie:

Mike East -- that's cool. should be inneresting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:26pm Uncle Michael:

Peter, are you still here? I shared your playlist page with my friend in Chicago. He told me he's known Joe Vourteque for about 15 years.
  Thu. 7/23/15 1:26pm jan:

Zep- what record was this on? Before they went metal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:27pm Mike East:

pho sounds good. I've got pasta with mussels eggplant and basil, though. Leftovers...trying not to spend money.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:28pm northguineahills:

Pulling out the hits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:28pm Davis:

ah, glorious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:28pm Mike East:

I recorded a smiths song for my wife a couple weeks ago.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:30pm Charlie:

Uncle M -- pho, yes, please, and thank you!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:31pm Charlie:

Jan - Houses of the Holy, their 5th (?) album.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:31pm Charlie:

and hello NGH and Davis
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:33pm Davis:

hello, i like this set a lot
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:40pm Peter Nelson:

@UncMic Yep. still here. From what I read, he's changed styles a lot. Used to be a club DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:45pm Brian in UK:

Hello Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, Charlie.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:46pm Charlie:

Hello Brian Brain Brawn Brine.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:48pm βrian:

Found salvation in a nice Thai salad. Ready to have my ears sullied again.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:49pm bobdoesthings:

whats on a thai salad?
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:50pm northguineahills:

Not ready to eat, but I have huitlacoche pasta waiting for me in the fridge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:50pm Mike East:

windsor knots
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:50pm Mike East:

Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:50pm Charlie:

Peanut dressing and potato chips
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:51pm bobdoesthings:

@northguineahills - just googled "huitlacoche" and "corn smut" came up.. a diseased corn??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:52pm Uncle Michael:

Great stuff today, Charlie. I'll see you all in the funny-papers.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:52pm bobdoesthings:

oh .. you can eat it.. weird. let me know how the diseased corn is.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:52pm Charlie:

Thanks for being here, Michael -- have a great show tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:52pm sugarwolf:

hello again, went into town to get the mail, ran into a friendly cat and had a conversation with it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:53pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:53pm βrian:

And, of course, the best smut grows on hard pore corn.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:54pm northguineahills:

It's a fungus that grows on corn, it makes the kernels bulbous and black. It's really tasty. They throw it away here in the US, but it's a delicacy in Mexico, and farmers encourage it to grow.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:54pm Peter Nelson:

...several fab covers later...
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:55pm βrian:

This Thai salad has shredded lettuce, cilantro, avocado, and crushed peanuts with a sweet/sour dressing. (A little fish sauce in there.)
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:55pm northguineahills:

I have my wife's mother mail us cans of it. But, I just found a store in my neighborhood that has fresh and canned huitlacoche, so I'm stoked!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:56pm bobdoesthings:

@northguinea.. i'll have to try sometime! cool.

@charlie - great show! thanks so much
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:56pm northguineahills:

Thanks for a wonderful afternoon, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 1:56pm Mike East:

was listening to a david bowie dj set on bbc from 1979 yesterday and he played 20th century boy (og version). Really dig that cover, Charlie.
  Thu. 7/23/15 1:57pm jan:

I had no idea that something like Rain Song would have been made by Zep so late in their oeuvre, but then again, they lost me with the advent of the 2nd album. Heavy Metal was never sounded good to my ears.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:57pm ndbob:

excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:57pm Charlie:

sugarwolf -- always nice to have a conversation with a cat! I had a nice talk with a dragonfly yesterday.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:58pm Charlie:

Thanks all for being here today -- you made it more familiar :)
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:59pm βrian:

I found some little pieces of paper, about a half-inch square, that had nice dragonfly images on them.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 1:59pm northguineahills:

@bobdoesthings: It goes well w/ quesadillas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 2:00pm Michael:

Thanks Charlie - go out and enjoy the lovey day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 2:00pm Mike East:

real cool show today, Charlie. Thanks for spinning the hits!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 2:00pm βrian:

Thanks for the ear smut, Charlie.
  Thu. 7/23/15 2:01pm jan:

great show-
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