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Options December 15, 2015: The mechanations of music, with Matt Bauer live.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Anneli Drecker  Circulating Light   Options Rocks & Straws  Rune Grammofon   
XTC  The Last Balloon   Options Apple Venus Volume 1  Idea Records  0:03:52 ()
Sam Amidon  Devotion   Options Lily-O  Nonesuch  0:10:10 ()
My Brightest Diamond  Black and Costaud   Options A Thousand Shark's Teeth  Asthmatic Kitty  0:15:27 ()
Noa Babayof  His Goodbyes   Options Blue Bound    0:19:48 ()
The Weather Station  Shy Women   Options Loyalty  Paradise of Bachelors  0:22:49 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Conet Project 
Tyrolean music station   Options     0:26:47 ()
 
Live Performance by Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins
 
Using his whispery-raspy voice and a banjo, Matt Bauer creates beautiful, thematic albums filled with tales of death and mysterious circumstances. Bauer embellishes these song cycles with an ensemble of chamber music players. On Matt's newest, "Dream's End," a sci-fi scenario unfolds, in which the protagonist is described as "(breaking) himself apart to find wires and circuits and a body made of glass and gold." Matt Bauer along with clarinetist Jeff Hudgins performed some of these lovely new tunes live.
Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins  I Am Trying To Disappear   Options     0:31:12 ()
Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins  Waxwings   Options     0:37:47 ()
Matt Bauer  Fields, No Body   Options Dream's End  Crossbill Records  0:44:41 ()
Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins  You Make Me Believe I'm Alive   Options     0:51:07 ()
Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins  What the White Book Said   Options     0:55:51 ()
Matt Bauer with Jeff Hudgins  Love Will Remember (Selena Gomez)   Options     1:04:09 ()
Matt Bauer  False Lights   Options Dream's End  Crossbill Records  1:08:53 ()
Matt Bauer  Fox Kits   Options Dream's End  Crossbill Records  1:13:07 ()
 
Aimee Mann  Satellite   Options Bachelor No. 2    1:22:43 ()
Rickie Lee Jones  Feet On the Ground   Options the other side of DESIRE    1:26:43 ()
Todd Rundgren  I Went to the Mirror   Options Something/Anything?  Bearsville  1:33:12 ()
Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher  Tande Sak Fe Loraj Gwande (Listen to the One Who Makes the Thunder Roar)   Options Almost Native    1:37:13 ()
Bill Evans Trio  Waltz for Debby   Options The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961  Fantasy Jazz  1:42:30 ()
Robert Wyatt  Shipbuilding   Options Different Every Time: Benign Dictatorships    1:49:15 ()
 
Charles Lloyd  Tribal Dance   Options Dream Weaver / Love-In  32 Jazz  2:02:18 ()
Enrico Rava Quartet  Space Girl   Options Wild Dance  ECM  2:12:30 ()
Kevin Kastning / Mark Wingfield  A Letter at a Window: Message   Options Eleven Rooms  greydisc  2:20:05 ()
AnDa Union  Holy Mountain   Options Music From Inner Mongolia  AnDa Union  2:27:36 ()
The Balustrade Ensemble  The Lowing Herd Wind   Options Renewed Brilliance  Serein  2:31:40 ()
Anna von Hausswolff  Discovery   Options The Miraculous  Other Music Recording Co.  2:36:10 ()
 
Deuter  Krishnan Eating Fish and Chips   Options D  Kuckuck  2:48:30 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 9:05pm JakeGould:

Hello Irene! Hope this Tuesday is going well! Looking forward to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 9:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...home from the local & Irish Trad & but one pint of Guinness which cost too much
in time to appreciate all of the show. A good Tuesday...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 9:13pm JakeGould:

Yeah, but one pint if Guinness is a meal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/15/15 9:15pm melinda:

This Sam Amidon is really nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 9:17pm Irene Trudel:

Hi Jake, Rev. Rabbit and Melinda! Glad to have you settling in tonight. Matt is all soundchecked and ready to play at 9:30.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 9:42pm Folsom:

Great set!
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:04pm herb.nyc:

FM is perfect in 10013 NYC
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:06pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks Herb. I think it's just our in-house radio that's funky.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...strong songwriting & understated delivery; not as easy as talent makes it sound...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:07pm JakeGould:

91.1FM is fine here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Slight static but nothing worse than what I normally get.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 10:08pm Van in DC:

I'm late. Hi Irene. Welcome back. Thanks for having Julie in last week, what a show she and Nath Ann had!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:10pm JakeGould:

…And now after I posted that, 91.1FM seems dead or interference filled in Bay Ridge. I jinxed it! Oh the humanity!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:13pm JakeGould:

Wait. Never mind. All fine. My bad. Was set to 91.2FM instead of 91.1FM. Oh woe is me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:14pm Folsom:

@JakeGould Do you have some kind of European radio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:14pm Irene Trudel:

Whew! I was just about to bother Station Manager Ken about it. It think it's nothing to worry about.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 10:17pm Van in DC:

Internet signal is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:18pm JakeGould:

@Folsom: I have no radio in the bathroom so it’s not European.
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:20pm KP:

Good evening, Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:23pm Folsom:

@JakeGould Normally radios in the US only tune to odd multiples, I figured you had an import radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:24pm JakeGould:

@Folsom: It’s a Sony radio so perhaps I need to tune it in Kanji?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:27pm Mike East:

@Folsom - I always thought that was because FM is in stereo and the odd frequency broadcasts the Left channel, the even carries the right. That could be completely false, though, just something I heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:28pm Mike East:

Though I guess if that were the case, JakeGould still should have received something tuned at 91.2...unless it would be at 91.0...I dunno. Carry on. Enjoying the music. Great Aimee Mann, that.
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:31pm herb.nyc:

My 1995(?) Onkyo receiver has 91.2
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:33pm herb.nyc:

Irene, you saw RLJones at Ethical?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:38pm Irene Trudel:

Van, glad the internet is going strong. Mike, that's really not the case with left/right channels on radio. However, back in teh early days of FM, some radios were made with the intent that AM would broadcast one channel and FM the other. Didn't really work and was quickly abandoned.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 10:40pm Tome:

Season's Greetings Irene and All !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:42pm Irene Trudel:

Herb, yes I did! It was one of Rickie Lee's best shows ever. She was in great spirits and had a terrific band from New Orleans. Played almost 2 1/2 hours too.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 10:43pm Van in DC:

Wow, got your money's worth for sure.
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:46pm Bklyn kid:

i miss that analog tuner with the red light popping up when the stereo signal came in, That made the needles swing!
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:47pm herb.nyc:

I knew I shoulda goed!!
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 10:48pm Van in DC:

A lot to be said for analog. Ask the DJ spinning vinyl...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:48pm Folsom:

@Bklyn kid I don't miss having to select local/distant button to find the best sound.
  Tue. 12/15/15 10:48pm Bklyn kid:

Swinging nicely now without the needles. Thank you for the music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...not only am I nowhere near Thuh City - but New England hills block radio waves. Grateful for streams now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:53pm Irene Trudel:

Bklyn Kid (and others), do you remember those Fisher "magic eye" tuners? They had this green light with a cone near the bottom. If the cone shrank away the station was tuned in. My family had one of those for many years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:57pm JakeGould:

Those old school Fisher displays were pretty amazing. That odd era before full digital but precise analog in the 1970s and 1970s was great for nice displays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 10:57pm Folsom:

@Irene There is one special magic eye that is kinda expensive. Instead of wrapping around the center, the eye got bigger as the signal got stronger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:02pm Folsom:

@Irene You are correct, the normal ones did what you said. There was one radio that had a different magic eye, that one was special.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:02pm JakeGould:

The “Magic Eye” explained. www.digitaldeliftp.com...
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:04pm Listener Robert:

I never understood the point of numbers stations, with the numbers read as audio in any of several languages. Seemed it'd be so much more efficient to send them in international Morse code. All just to save some recipients the trouble of learning code? Well, damn, they had to learn SOME kind of code anyway, huh?
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:06pm Listener Robert:

Or if not international Morse, a PRIVATE code of dots & dashes. And not have to rely on human hearing to receive it, either.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:06pm Tome:

I used to laugh when my $9.99 Emerson radio could get this station Pat Duncan and my neighbor's $300 ie.. Pioneer Stereo receiver could not and was still noisy in Mono even,, the tuner was only good as its antenna ,, if you relied on the wire that came with the receiver you had only the "strong" stations ...
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:06pm Van in DC:

I wish I could be in a position to donate the large amount to FMU I used to be able to. But 0bamacare socialism has completely wiped out my ability to do that. I have to now pay health care costs for illegal aliens. My costs have gone up astronomically under this idiot and his socialism.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:10pm Mike East:

wouldn't socialism be if our healthcare was provided by the government out of our taxes? I pay a shit ton of money every month for shitty coverage from a corporation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:11pm Irene Trudel:

Cool, Jake! Thanks for that Magic Eye link. Robert, who knows the mysteries of spying. But many theorize it was some way of transmitting code that someone understood on the receiving end somewhere. In any case, when i was a kid with a shortwave radio I found they were entertaining to listen to. And, Yes, Tome. Radio reception is only as good as the antenna connected to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

They say the thing about number stations is - the numbers could represent anything - not a simple alphabetical equivalence - therefore the simplest way to convey something impossible to decode. I was just thinking - as the interwebz has probably replaced shortwave - think of all the ways you could convey code online...
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:15pm Linda Lee:

that's some beautiful music Irene! thank you!
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:17pm Linda Lee:

.. perfect mellow ..
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:18pm KP:

Agree, LL!
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:19pm Van in DC:

the government IS paying for illegal aliens healthcare...from our costs. They get it for free.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:21pm coelacanth:

greetings Irene and others
- excellent Charles Lloyd track.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:21pm Bklyn kid:

just pull out and motor north up Rt 1...
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:21pm KP:

Imagine my dismay when I moved to NYC but still could not get Fmu on air. My brother sent me an Internet tuner. I use that or iPhone plugged into s table radio. Mostly the iPhone
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:21pm Van in DC:

that is the main idea behind 0bamacare: free health care for democrat-voting illegals and screw everyone else.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:23pm Listener Robert:

Well, yeah, Mike East, that'd be the commonest form of socialism. Obamacare is fascism.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:25pm KP:

The debate is on another channel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:26pm coelacanth:

usually listen via air- with a tolerable bit of static in stereo mode; but for a few days now even in mono it's beyond acceptable.
radio sounds so much better but i don't know what i can do about it. i'm not mounting anything on the roof.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:26pm shanghi1:

Irene, that is simply beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:27pm Irene Trudel:

Hey, can we please keep this a (mostly) politics-free zone? For me, it's all about the music.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:28pm Van in DC:

Sorry Irene, I started it. I was just mostly bemoaning how I can't do as much for you folks as I used to could.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:29pm Bklyn kid:

ppl in DC, they put an antenna up in their van, they might get droned out. Not that it would be a bad thing.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:30pm Listener Robert:

When I was a kid & tuned in to numbers stations, at 1st I thought they were nx anmts of winning lottery #s or some such, figuring I'd missed some preamble. But eventually I heard them open their carriers to launch right into the #s, then close them.

But the point is that voice is so inefficient a means of xmitting such info. I heard plenty of hams sending c.w. that once I was told the #s stns. were spy xmisstions, I thought, how silly of them to not simply use c.w. And they were doing it in English, French, Spanish, German, etc. I mean, the #s are the same in code in ANY language. Or as I said, they could use c.w. for any code, just xlating directly from dots & dashes to whatever their code book said. Better to have a machine to receive as well as xmit, then you don't have to have humans learn either code or use their frail ears to hear it in spoken language. The data could've been sent so much faster. It seemed like some silly child's idea of playing around pretending to send coded info.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:31pm Van in DC:

Excuse me? What?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:31pm Irene Trudel:

Van, no worries! You're aces as far as contributing. Totally okay that you take a break from pledging-- time for other folks to add to our dwindling funds.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:34pm Van in DC:

Please elaborate Bklyn kid. What do you mean by your comment exactly?
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:38pm Listener Robert:

Not sure if the kid meant "droned out" as in stalked & shot by an armed aerial drone, or "drowned out" as in overwhelmed w signal.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:39pm Van in DC:

The former I'm sure. And I take offense. I have a feeling I touched a nerve with illegal alien reference because, well, ahem.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:42pm KP:

Great late night audible adventures here, Irene. Build and build
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:42pm coelacanth:

Hahaha i love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:42pm coelacanth:

...and i love Anna von Hausswolff as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:44pm Mike East:

Yeah, this is pretty epic. Nice choice, Irene
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:45pm Van in DC:

My neighbors are hopefully enjoying this as much as I am.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:46pm Irene Trudel:

Anna is amazing! If yo haven't heard it already, check out the live set she did for me back on November 17th. Really great!
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:47pm Van in DC:

yes it was!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:47pm JakeGould:

Folks. Chill out. It’s that time of year where the days get shorter and people get testy. Be like Joe Cool… Chill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:48pm coelacanth:

this voice reminds me of the woman trying to teach dolphins to speak "properly" in the 50s. (60s?)
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:49pm Van in DC:

Link for that show that Anna was on live here for Irene:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:50pm Summer and Michael:

Great show tonight! And loving the Conet Project sound bed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:52pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks for that Van. And thanks to all of you for tuning in. Catch you next week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:53pm Mike East:

thanks for the music, Irene. and for the codes.
Avatar Tue. 12/15/15 11:55pm Van in DC:

And the great part is that I get to catch up on all the wonderful live Matt Bauer I missed earlier, tomorrow!

Thanks Irene, apologies for any troubles I have caused this evening. I wish all a wonderful Holiday Season.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/15/15 11:58pm coelacanth:

Thanks Irene.
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:58pm horredgrones:

I don't know Deuter, but I am falling in love with this. Thanks for playing it!
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:59pm KP:

Goodnight, Irene
  Tue. 12/15/15 11:59pm Bklyn kid:

Stay frosty, Marines! If you see an Alien... call backup
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/16/15 12:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx Irene T !
Avatar Wed. 12/16/15 12:01am slugluv1313:

wonderful show, Irene -- thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/16/15 6:18am Sean in Bristol UK:

Great show, Irene and fab set from Matt. Plus the bonus of a TODD track! Really looking forward to next week's show, loads of non commercial festive tunes.
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