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Street interviews, listener call-ins, vinyl gluttery, sporadic normalcy, original floperas and fiktion, blatant talking over songs, politix, tenderness, and a vague undercurrent of angst. Right up your alley!

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Options July 23, 2015: Mulesweat, Old Argent, Mr. Nettles, Alphabit Spacepill

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
Skinny Puppy (THB ReMix)  Optimissed   Options Mythmaker    MP3    0:00:00 (MP3 | )
 
Mulesweat - C. Pigeon -
  I mixed the wrong version of this, without rain sound effects. Disappointing. Perhaps it will appear on CC8? I usually write these types of things in the week leading up to the show. They are fun for me to make. Multi-tracking in Garageband.
Bonham  Wait For You   Options         0:11:06 (MP3 | )
  Interesting to hear that Bonham song again. I always thought Jason Bonham did a nice job of being the kid of a famous musician. His dad was, of course, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. This was his debut single in America and I remember it being played a lot on MTV and on rock radio. Very Zep sounding. Especially the vocalist. And the Kashmir overtones are evident. Kind of like the way Julian Lennon's, Velotte, sounded a lot like John Lennon. Anyway ... Mostly it's just a nostalgic thing for me. Something I lived through. Can't hurt to review them. It's not like stuff like this is burning up the airwaves now. Hair metal needs FMU love and attention. All that can do-ooo ... is wait for you.
 
Street Sounds Manhhattan Last Night
  I was going to have a WHOLE show of street sound with no ME in it ... Clay-Free. Which we WILL do in the future I hope. I actually went out for an hour and walked around getting continuous audio footage. In the end, I whittled it down to this couple of minutes. Recorded Wednesday night - Jul 22, 15. NYC 10-11pm. Not that great.
Zephyr   I Am Not Surprised   Options Sunset Ride    MP3  Colorado band. Most famous for having Tommy Bolin as a member. I always loved Candy Givens, the singer (harmonica, piano, too). She and Tommy both died young. Both were fantastic talents. Tommy's not on this LP as I recall. I remember this song from when my brother brought this record home from Brown Institute of Radio Technology in Minneapolis. Sound like early 70's summertime to me. Cannibinoid groove. Beyond Denver ... Boulder ... deeper.  0:18:20 (MP3 | )
  See The Soldiers - C. Pigeon

Another indulgent on-the-spot song. Iraq meets Dennis DeYoung in my mind. Not my best. I like throwing the half-baked things at you anyway. More risky. Think I recorded it too hot. Levels. Distortion. Digital distortion is the worst Unweildy. Probably means it's the best.

Argent  Tragedy   Options All Together Now  Epic  MP3  I pretty much explained my history with this song on the show. Did you listen to the show? Are there those who only read the liner notes? I get it. I might do that. Anyway ... this song brings back a lot of great memories of digging music in my room when I was high school. Playing air guitar and dreaming of being a rock star. Russ Ballard helped this band out a lot. Argent was Rod Argent (of The Zombies) band after the Z's disbanded. Argent had a few LPs. "Hold Your Head Up" was their big one. This song is cool. Echo vocals and that choppy guitar.  0:26:38 (MP3 | )
 
Interviews in the Park - Recorded Wednesday in Union Square Park Wednesday night, 8pm 7/22/15. It was fail. After the second interview, I bailed. Needed a BREAK from week after week of interviewing. It is hard, you guys. So I decided to do the sound of the city show with just an hour of street sound, but I couldn't justify it. I'm not Kenny G. So I got home at 11pm and had to throw something together for the next day ... this show.
LA Guns  Rip and Tear   Options     MP3  I walked past the Gramercy Theatre on 23rd St. last Tuesday night. I was surprised to see Tracii Guns and Bulletboys on the marquee. I was too late to catch the show, but it did cause me to go online and check out some old LA Guns and Bulletboys. Tracii Guns is of special interest as a member a band that split off and spawned Guns and Roses. Something pignant, touching, sad, about seeing old heroes playing the small rooms twenty years on. Glory tarnished, But still f-ing rocking, y'know? "cause they HAVE to. And I respect that.  0:36:29 (MP3 | )
 
Mr. Nettles - C. Pigeon ------- This was a fun one to make. I struggle ALL the time now with my voice, which has aged and which I have damaged quite a bit through screaming, singing, talking, smoking, all these years. I just can't do a lot of voices anymore, and they can't have much range or elasticity. Mostly old people. In this instance, I was upstate and my wife and a friend went of for a while. I was alone, which is rare when you live in the city. Being alone, I was able to speak a little louder and more dramatically than normal. That helped. This was an improv, recorded line for line, very quickly. As usual, the figure of a kind of abusive, dominant figure emerged, and some weak underlings with all the virtues. A recurring theme. Hope you enjoy it. There is no logical ending. I just ran out of time. Endings are overrated anyhow.
Agali "Ali" Ag Amoumine & Alhassane Maïga  Takamba   Options       This is from the FMU library. Every time I slap it on, it always seems to blow away whatever else I've been playing. So fresh and different. I love it. I hate it though, for making the listeners like it better than "my" stuff!  0:55:13 (MP3 | )
UFO  Lights Out   Options       Kind of a legendary song from early on pre full-on metal (as I recall) - Sorty of back when Priest was doing British Steel before all the other bands truly caught on. UFO's name was bandied about quite freely by cool rocking dudes in-the-know back in the day. UFO, man. Phil Mogg. Lights out. And Schenker on guitar. Michael? Rudolph? I think they both played with The Scorpions. Right? I don't know. I shant Google. Too brain-killing. At any rate the guitar soloist tears it a french-fried new one. Love the tone and the manic, fluid brillaint noodle-ry. Lead guitar. Imagine that.  0:55:25 (MP3 | )
  So there you have it ... thanks for listening. Always remember. CP7241599
 
dirty train

bitter crushed snails

alphabit spacepill

muscled gas

hard flotilla pastes


Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:05pm Ryab:

Afternoon, Clay!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:06pm Claw!:

Yo yo yo!
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:06pm P-90:

Guten tag Herr Klay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:07pm SeanG:

Pidge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:07pm common:

clay!
     Thu. 7/23/15 6:08pm Listener Robert:

I love these bits.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:08pm Slick Goldtooth:

Coo coo cachoo pigeonaires
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:09pm Fuzzy:

Jazz Cigarette Time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:10pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Evening, Clay & Pigeonnaires!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:13pm SeanG:

remember Kingdom Come?
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:17pm james:

\m/
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:17pm yes:

i think it sucks . sorry.
Avatar    Thu. 7/23/15 6:18pm Polyus:

Jason Bonham was also the Steel Dragon drummer in that Mark Wahlberg movie, Rock Star
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:19pm V Priceless:

Hey Pidge!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:20pm david_:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:21pm Ryab:

This is a great track, Clay.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:22pm david_:

Clay going a little musique concrète with these street sounds... Fabio must be beaming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:22pm Philthy woman:

Hey Clay, could that street drummer be 'Pot's n' Jim'?
I think that's what he called him self,
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:22pm Slick Goldtooth:

I have a buddy who has some leaky logic/big hypothetical/whatever how if it wasn't for Led Zeppelin's direction, style and popularity, Black Sabbath would probably not have been ambitious enough to go the direction they went with and experimenting. Hard to say but I do enjoy me some Master of Reality
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:22pm Carmichael:

Heya Clay. Time for my dose of metal rock boogie power ballad groovin'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:24pm SeanG:

rocky mountain High
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:27pm common:

nice guitar playin' there, clay!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:28pm Claw!:

It's more fun to compute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:29pm dale:

loggin' on and listenin' - love clay's knowledge of the musical chairs of artists and bands they were part of
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:29pm Pigeonnaire Lori:

This is my favorite show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:30pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm just now finding out that today is National Hot Dog Day. I guess Chris M.'s horoscope for Aries "Don't' stop eating mustard" makes sense now.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:31pm david_:

I think it's fair to say Zep opened up some space for Sabbath, Slick.
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:31pm david_:

#wearethe1percent
*of dusty show listenership
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:32pm common:

like a pack mule hee
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:32pm chris:

we are the 1%! I expected it to feel a bit different...
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:33pm Claw!:

@Cken - He said that?? Shit - my mustard intake has been pitifully low this week, then...
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:34pm david_:

nice work picking out that redtail hawk, Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:35pm SeanG:

Obamaaaaaaaaaa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:36pm dale:

trump is a huge blowhard. his point about treating immigrants better than veterans is true, however
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:37pm Claw!:

Captured people are the worst. No ambition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Counterpoint: Hogan's Heroes
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:40pm Claw!:

Touché, Cken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:40pm chris:

trump never gets captured without his personal safe word: bankrupcy
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:41pm Slick Goldtooth:

Or Steve McQueen hauling ass on that Triumph like a BAMF
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:41pm P-90:

Hey, Gang, we got more comments, right? C'mon, let's bump the count for Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:42pm Uncle Michael:

I'm commenting in my head.
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:43pm c.o'd:

you're doin fine, Clay P. Dunno about hair metal, but the Man in the Street interviews are gold.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:43pm Carmichael:

I'm on the phone.
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:43pm P-90:

@Slick: Synchromicity! I just watched McQueen in "The Great Escape" last night! No shit
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I must have heard "Rip and Tear" before. I remember using those words to cheer on our volleyball team years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:44pm Fuzzy:

I've been here since '64 -- so many great U.S. debuts: The Ford Mustang, The Beatles, me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:45pm SeanG:

get bombed Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:45pm common:

had wonderful experiences in san fran. horrible and good in l.a. mr. nettles!
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:45pm Slick Goldtooth:

Man, Clay that Downtown Fever got you good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:46pm chris:

mountains of Napa are on fire right now... no really, there's a huge fire... www.kcra.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:47pm SeanG:

YOLO county
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:47pm the joke aisle:

Don't go to Napa Valley for the Sideways experience, those wineries were all in the Central Coast region.
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:50pm P-90:

I was in high school in LA in the late seventies, everyone went to the Strip on Saturday nights, if only to hang out or "cruise", and check out the latest LPs, posters, and paraphenalia at Tower Records. There was a movie theater that ran "The Song Remains the Same" and "Yessongs" every Sat at 11 pm or so... and the original "Rocky Horror" stage show ran for years at the Roxy Theater
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:52pm Carmichael:

Yep, the fire is getting close to me. Winters is in trouble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:53pm common:

this is the shit clay!
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:53pm V Priceless:

What common said
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:54pm chris:

sorry to hear that Carm! Stay safe. Its going to be one of those summers. Then massive rain this winter will turn everything into a mudslide... sigh...
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:55pm P-90:

Now craving "lamb with mint sauce slathered over it"
Avatar Thu. 7/23/15 6:56pm sweeks:

Clay, you know you're the best. Keep at it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:56pm chris:

thanks, Clay! Its always great to be able to listen to your show, man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:57pm common:

keep us pos



sorry carmichael thoughts with you. and i love the hair metal clay! reminds me of my sis
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:57pm common:

what did i write?
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:58pm V Priceless:

Thanks Clay! Great stuff!
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:58pm P-90:

@Carm: how close is "close"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:58pm chris:

bumper sticker material, common: keep us pos
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Did you watch Sharknado 3 last night, Clay? If so, how was it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 6:59pm dale:

loved the play. hope percival finds a daddy in nettles and mary succumbs to his masculine embrace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 7/23/15 6:59pm SeanG:

Schenker
  Thu. 7/23/15 6:59pm P-90:

Thanks, Clay! Keep us pos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 7:01pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Hey Joe Duffy!

Thanks, Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 7/23/15 7:03pm Carmichael:

@P-90, about 15 miles, coming directly at me. The town next to me is under mandatory evacuation.

At least it's not sharks raining from the sky.
  Fri. 7/24/15 2:41pm schmoo:

I was in my teens in LA in the 80s. I hung out at the Whiskey and Roxy and saw bands like the Plimsouls, the Bangles in their early days, and the 3 o'clock. My experience was very tame compared to others, but I did have fun. The Plimsouls were truly amazing.
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