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Options July 12, 2016: Tony Coulter Presents Tape Hiss: Die Trip Computer Die, plus "A Private Studio Compilation" Nos. 2 & 3 [PLEASE NOTE: "Tape Hiss" shows are not archived.]

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Artist Track Album Label Year
The In-Theme  Holger Hiller: Toyshopshoptoy   Options      
 
Frank Pahl  Ode to a Farfisa   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Rascal Reporters  Babbaloo!   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Kathy Snow  Anna Livia   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl, a.o.  I Like Myself   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl, a.o.  Manny Goes to War   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
(former members of) The Zooks  Big S.O.B.   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
The Goode Guys  Celestial Sardines   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Donna Ross  Béarnaise Sauce in Cm   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl & Doug Gourlay  Kitefishing in America   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl & Ken Stanley  O Lucky Day   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl, a.o.  Vacuum Diagrams   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
 
Frank Pahl  Ode to a Bass   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Rascal Reporters  Shout   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl, a.o.  Manny Goes to the Carnival   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Les Miserables Orchestra  Big John   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Ken Stanley  Friend of the Court   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
The Goode Guys  Hogtied and Greased   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Nelson Smith  Tightrope Walking   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
M. L. Liebler  Asshole Blues   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Tim Zukowski  I Was a Potato   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Anonymous  Headrock!   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
Frank Pahl, a.o.  Warped #12   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 2  Private Studio  1985 
 
Frank Pahl & Doug Gourlay  Ode to a Balalaika   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
The Goode Guys  The Old Rugged Grandma's Crotch Stew   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
The Ralph Martin Combo  Bed   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Only a Mother  Westinghausen Laughed Yesterday   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Frank Pahl & Larry Rosa  Margaret, So Nice of You to Call   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
The Blurbs  Rotten Chicken   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
M. L. Liebler, Frank Pahl & Doug Gourlay  Ballpark   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Only a Mother  The Romantic Side of Ken's Cat   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Spanking Bozo  I'm a Girl   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Marco Novatchcoff & Tim Holmes  A Man Made of Clay   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Rascal Reporters  C'mon Hep Cat!   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Howard Glazer  A Various Combination of Notes: OPUS ONE   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Jim Kiraly, Doug Gourlay, & Frank Pahl  Jim Bob Shuffle   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
 
Frank Pahl & Doug Gourlay  Ode to a Snare   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
The Goode Guys  The Ballad of Marv   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
The Ralph Martin Combo  Double Coupon   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Kathy Snow  The Two Sides of Kathy Snow   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Ken Stanley  Venus de Milo   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Marco Novatchcoff & Doug Gourlay  Wolfgang Amadeus Maytag   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Maelstrom  88 Sucks   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Dan Holmes  Extended Brain Vacation   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
G. E. Siclivan  Guitar Study #1   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Spanking Bozo  Black Dream   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Only a Mother  The Romantic Side of Brutus Lee   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Sublime Wedge  Tom Sleeper   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
Doug Gourlay  A Little Too Serious   Options A Private Studio Compilation: Tape Number 3  Private Studio  1988 
 
Die Trip Computer Die  side A (live in 2002)   Options Stop Killing Jelly Trousers  Altered States  2011 
 
Die Trip Computer Die  side B (live in 2002)   Options Stop Killing Jelly Trousers  Altered States  2011 
 
Die Trip Computer Die  Jackie X   Options Stadium Death  Alcohol  1999 
The Out-Theme  Gelbart: My Favorite Vacation [part of] + Die Trip Computer Die: Airborn [part of]   Options      

Listener comments!

Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 10:21am listener james from westwood:

Ooh, looking forward to the DTCD-a-rama!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 11:59am Tony Coulter:

Heya, Listener J!

DTCD will appear in the final hour....
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 11:59am Mayuko:

Hello! wish I could stay for the entire show but happy to tune in even for a half of it!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Howdy, Tony, Mayuko, and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/12/16 12:01pm JtotheK:

good day everyone.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Greetings, Mayuko!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:01pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, JtotheK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 12:01pm coelacanth:

greetings Tony and hissy listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 12:02pm Cecile:

hola!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:02pm Tony Coulter:

Hey there, coelacanth!

... and Cecile too!!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:03pm Yvang:

Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/12/16 12:04pm Carmichael:

Oh man, it's after 9! Hello Tony and Hissers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 12:05pm Cecile:

hey, Carm!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:07pm Tony Coulter:

Ahoy, Yvang & Carmichael!!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Tape Hiss: It's a Pahling!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:08pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Took a while to tear myself away from Jonathan Richman on Liz's show, but i'm here now! Hi Tony and everyone : )
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

Ha!! A+, Doug!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:09pm Mayuko:

that Frank Pahl alone already has made me extremely happy that I was able to tune in live today!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:09pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, Wood Elf -- just in time for the Rascal Reporters
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:12pm MrFab:

Yes! Frank Pahl is one of the unsung genuises of our age. Ive been writing about him with creepy stalker-like enthusiasm on my blog for years.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:13pm Tony Coulter:

Hey ho, MrFab!!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:14pm Mayuko:

oh! could you post a link to your "creepy" blog so that I can see it MrFab?!
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:14pm V Priceless:

Hey Tony! Diggin....
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:16pm Tony Coulter:

Track on now has no group name listed -- just five or so musicians names, including Frank Pahl ... so I've listed it as Frank Pahl, a.o., even though he may not be the main person here. I will repeat that dubious approach throughout the tape.
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:16pm MrFab:

Sure mayuko: musicformaniacs.blogspot.com
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:18pm Tony Coulter:

Greets, VP!!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:18pm Mayuko:

Thank you MrFab!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:19pm Tony Coulter:

By the way, these two Private Studio tapes are not listed on discogs -- which means they don't really exist, I guess.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:19pm βrian:

I once was lost, but now I'm back. Hello, Tony et al.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:20pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, hey, βrian!
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:21pm Curt:

Hi Tony - finally found a time I could listen in for a bit... just down the street!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:22pm Tony Coulter:

Hey, Curt!! If you stand outside my house, I can keep the window open....
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:22pm Doug Schulkind:

All roads lead to Rome, βrian. The good news: There are no Roming charges.
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:23pm Curt:

That would be a workable, low-tech radio experience!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:23pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

This is kinda "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts", isn't it?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:25pm Tony Coulter:

Audio collage + steady, funky rhythm always works....
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:27pm βrian:

Sardines are brain food.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:32pm βrian:

Inspiration for King Missile?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:32pm Tony Coulter:

Mr. Pahl really makes you work to decipher the tracklist on this tape. After each song title, there is a series of numbers, each of which refers to a musician listed on a separate part of the cover. An insert adds mostly cryptic comments for further clues.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 12:35pm βrian:

Huh. Frank is a Michigan boy.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:35pm Tony Coulter:

Yep -- as are all the folks on this tape (that I know anything about, at least).
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:41pm Tony Coulter:

Correction: The Blurbs are on Vol. 3, not this tape.
  Tue. 7/12/16 12:46pm Curt:

Go Manny Go!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:51pm Tony Coulter:

Vol. 4 in this compilation series is on vinyl and is much easier to find than the tapes. It's a great release and reprises a few tracks from the tapes: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 12:54pm coelacanth:

i must depart. Thank you Tony. Great program!
ciao
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 12:56pm Tony Coulter:

Cheerio, coelacanth!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:02pm Tony Coulter:

This Tim Zukowski track could possibly feature the group Pliny the Elder.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:09pm Tony Coulter:

By the by, apologies for the semi-crappiness of today's playlist photo. I tried.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:17pm Tony Coulter:

One thing that has always puzzled me: It almost seems like there are more musicians making weird music than there are people that like weird music. Where do they all come from?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:23pm Tony Coulter:

I mean, all people, *including* those mystery musicians -- meaning, the numbers don't add up!
  Tue. 7/12/16 1:24pm MrFab:

Lets test your theory Tony: who here makes weird music?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:25pm Tony Coulter:

Or: Who here makes weird music even though they hate weird music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 1:25pm Cecile:

I don't make weird music, but I make weird-ish pictures and I used to write a little about weird music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 1:27pm Cecile:

hahahah
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:30pm Tony Coulter:

According to the liner notes, Marco Novatchcoff & Tim Holmes were/are members of a group called Maelstrom (also featured on this tape).
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:34pm Tony Coulter:

"Touch my skull with your ecology symbol"
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:34pm V Priceless:

does making music your wife hates count?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:36pm Tony Coulter:

Yeah, that does help make the numbers add up.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:36pm V Priceless:

haha
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:39pm Tony Coulter:

Let me state my puzzle a bit more clearly. Let's say, hypothetically, there are 10,000 people total who like weird music. Despite this, there are 50,000 weird records out there, involving 200,000 different musicians. Where do all those extra weird music fans come from? Are they space aliens?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 1:44pm Cecile:

I think weird music is like writing experimental poetry. The practitioners outnumber the audience if you count non-performers and are the audience if you do.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:44pm V Priceless:

perhaps it's fair to say not every musician who makes weird music is a fan of it? I mean, a gig's a gig, to some, I suppose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 1:45pm Cecile:

that too, VP. Love, friendship, duty and drunkeness probably all play a factor for the musician non-fans.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:49pm V Priceless:

...especially drunkeness, C! ha!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:49pm geezerette:

You could be making music you don't think is weird but everyone else thinks is. Like people who build bottle houses with stairs that go nowhere.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:49pm geezerette:

& hi everyone!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:50pm Tony Coulter:

@ Cecile & VP: Well put -- and I'm sure that's true. Still, it really does amaze me how the weird music well never runs dry. There's always something new to uncover, even if you limit your search to a single decade.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:50pm Mayuko:

my 1st theory: Possibly it's all same small number of people using 200,000 different names?

my 2nd more realistic theory: artists don't buy each others work too often, like there are way bigger population of artists than art collectors/buyers. Maybe same thing is happening in the weird music industry.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:51pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, geezerette!

What you say is true too! There's also a giant boatload of unintentionally weird stuff out there, of course.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:51pm geezerette:

Mayuko I really like theory 2. :)
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:52pm geezerette:

Howdy Tony!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 1:58pm Tony Coulter:

@ Mayuko: There's definitely something to your theory number one as well! The musicians in Die Trip Computer Die (up next) all have dozens of pseudonyms ... as in Amos = L. Voag = Xentos ... and on and on.....
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 1:58pm Mayuko:

geezerette I kinda prefer my 1st theory though, I like to imagine there are a few super crazy people who are totally obsessed and making weird music under 200,000 different names 365 days every year so that it never gets dry. Kind of encouraging somehow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 2:00pm Cecile:

and they have good enough social skills or charisma to drag their friends along even though they might not be clear about what they're doing.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:01pm V Priceless:

Spanking Bozo = band name of the month
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:02pm Mayuko:

oh!! it's also L. Voag?! Bummer I'll miss it! Need to leave soon :/
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:02pm geezerette:

Mayuko, that's not unlikely.
Musicians making music for other musicians too,cracking each other up and seeing who can be most outrageous.
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:02pm geezerette:

Cecile,yes!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:03pm V Priceless:

this is a really swell comp, TC! Thanks for sharing!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:03pm Tony Coulter:

Yer welkum, VP!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:12pm listener james from westwood:

Fun stuff so far, Tony!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:13pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks, James! Glad you likee....
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:13pm Tony Coulter:

There's no tracklist on this tape, but they announce each track, so...
  Tue. 7/12/16 2:14pm John Davison:

When house and techno became the dominant styles of dance music in the late 1980s, it was popular for artists to issue material under a variety of project names. Here are some of the reasons that I could think of:
1. A new project name will not carry associations or expectations associated with a previous project name.
1a. Footnote: the Human League rev. 2 tinkered with "Red" and "Blue" releases in an attempt to leverage the goodwill associated with the "Human League" name but distinguish between musical styles.
2. Consumers searching for something new and fresh tend to prefer a new project name to one they've encountered already.
3. A new project name prevents consumer fatigue toward an artist who issues too much material under the same name in too short a time. Of course, this doesn't prevent consumer fatigue toward labels if all of the material is issues on the same label.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:15pm Tony Coulter:

Heya, John!
  Tue. 7/12/16 2:16pm John Davison:

Hello!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:16pm Mayuko:

Too bad I need to go now, it's been the best radio show on earth to listen to while drawing a group of people whose heads connected to each other. Thank you Tony for the great music (as always!) Have a great rest of the day all.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:18pm Tony Coulter:

See you, Mayuko!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 7/12/16 2:26pm Cecile:

Is it "angry dad" he's saying? this might be a Simpsons reference.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:29pm Tony Coulter:

Nope: "Angry Dan." The full name of this tape is "Angry Dan Presents: Stop Killing Jelly Trousers."
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:32pm Tony Coulter:

He is angry, though....
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:32pm geezerette:

Have you guys seen Joseph Cornell's films? This is almost like the aural equivalent. ("Angry Dan")
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:34pm Tony Coulter:

Love Cornell's films....
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:37pm Tony Coulter:

Though I like his collages and boxes even more....
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:41pm geezerette:

www.moma.org...
Then don't miss Bruce Connor!!! You'll be ecstatic!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:43pm geezerette:

He made wonderful films but that's just a facet.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:43pm Tony Coulter:

Yes, have been meaning to explore Connor's stuff. Thanks for the link!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:45pm geezerette:

More than welcome! Thanks for wonderful music!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:47pm Tony Coulter:

While today's show was in progress, this Bing Selfish tape arrived in the mail: www.discogs.com...

Listen for it on the next Tape Hiss!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:48pm Tony Coulter:

'Twas a promo, I'm glad to say. Thanks, Bing & Co.!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:51pm geezerette:

:D!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/12/16 2:51pm JtotheK:

Did the postperson ring twice, Tony?
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:53pm V Priceless:

thanks Tony!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:54pm Tony Coulter:

@ JtotheK: No, but he did thump loudly twice.
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:55pm Tony Coulter:

Learned over the weekend that, according to the post office, Portland leads the nation in mailing and receiving LPs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 7/12/16 2:57pm JtotheK:

Interesting - I'd like to read the full results of that study! b/w Thanks for the show, enjoyed it very much!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:57pm Tony Coulter:

Also, NB: The second part of my out-theme (up next) is by Die Trip Computer Die!
Avatar    Tue. 7/12/16 2:58pm listener james from westwood:

That Portland mailing datum doesn't surprise me a bit!
Thanks, Tony, as always, for the Hiss!
Avatar Tue. 7/12/16 2:59pm Tony Coulter:

Thanks for showing up, everyone! See you next week!
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