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Saturday, August 27, 2016 Options
Labor of Love with Katie Gentile

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Today’s show: The fifteenth edition of an annual late summer tradition: Rob Weisberg and longtime sidekick Katie Gentile play radio ping-pong, trading tracks back and forth. Rob, as you may know, is an unpaid radio DJ and record geek. Katie, on the other hand, is an academic, blogger, author, open-water swimmer and violinist in the band The Special Pillow.

Exciting new and recent developments: Katie’s second book, The Business of Being Made (Routledge) came out in January. The Special Pillow has a great new album out, At the Earth's Core. And the Special Pillow’s song Automatic Doom, penned by leader Dan Cuddy and arranged by the band, is covered by Yo La Tengo on their latest album Stuff Like That There - here’s Yo La Tengo performing Automatic Doom on national television.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Aterciopelados: Florecita Rockera Options / El Dorado (0:00:00 )

Wayfarers: Aero 66 Options / World's Fare / Lolita (0:09:44 )

Shin Jung Hyun & Yup Juns: 나 / Volume 2 / Jigu (0:09:59 )

Flatmates: On My Mind Options / Shimmer (0:12:44 )

Antonio González (El Pescailla): Muchacho Barrigón Options / Tiritando / VampiSoul (0:15:54 )

Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out of this Country Options / Let's Get Out of This Country / Merge (0:18:27 )

Mexrissey: Estuvo Bien (Suedehead) Options / No Manchester / Nacional / * (0:21:26 )
GIG: Oct 27 at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St: Mexrissey. 8 pm.

Comet Gain: You Can Hide Your Love Forever Options / Broken Record Prayers (0:25:09 )

Reynard: Ode to Joy Options / Fresh From the Earth / Grapevine / 1978 (0:28:51 )

Elyse Weinberg: City of the Angels Options / Greasepaint Smile / Numerophon (0:32:48 )

Drakkar: Crazy Loving You Options / Various Artists: Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll / Dust-to-Digital (0:35:55 )

Family: Save Some for Thee Options / Fearless (0:41:10 )

Kristi Stassinopoulou & Stathis Kalyviotis: Ola Pane Ki Erhondai (All Things Come And Go) Options / NYN / Riverboat / * (0:44:54 )

Heron Oblivion: Sudden Lament Options / Heron Oblivion / Sub Pop (0:47:05 )

Otto: Pelo Engarrafamento Options / Condom Black / Trama (0:51:15 )

Jacobites: Pin Your Heart to Me Options / Fortune of Fame / Glass Records (0:53:45 )

Hartyga feat. Albert Kuvezin : Run Through the Jungle Options / Megechi Kham: live at Octopus Studio Vocal / * (1:07:56 )
Octopus Studio is in Yekaterinburg, Russia

Burns Unit: Send Them Kids to War Options / Side Show (1:13:06 )

RUTA: Batracka Dola Options / Na Uschod - Go East, Freedom or Death / Karrot Kommando (1:17:03 )

Les Aus: La Obaga Porta a Soril Options / Haranna Hanné (1:20:27 )

3 Hürel: Kol Basti Options / Hürel Arsivi / World Psychedelia Ltd / 1976 (1:21:57 )

Nils Lofgren: White Lies Options / Cry Tough (1:30:47 )

UBK: Going Down Options / Ouzo Bazooka (1:33:52 )
Uri Brauner Kinrot from Boom Pam

Outrageous Cherry: The Department of Ghosts Options / Digital Age (1:36:37 )

Yol Aularong: Cyclo Options / Various Artists: Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll / Dust-to-Digital (1:39:19 )

Snowgoose: Harmony Springs Options / Harmony Springs (1:43:45 )

Indie Art Wedding: Hidup Itu Pendek Seni Itu Panjang Options / Various Artists: Indonesian Netlabel Compilation (Riot In The Internet) (1:47:37 )
This compilation is freely downloadable from the WFMU Free Music Archive, here.

The Only Ones: Another Girl Another Planet Options / The Only Ones (1:51:12 )

The Strangers: / Various Artists: Wake Up You! The Rise and Fall of Nigerian Rock, Vol. 1 (1972-1977) / Now-Again / * (1:54:10 )

Ed Kuepper: Rooms of the Magnificent Options / Rooms of the Magnificent / Hot Records (2:03:04 )

Gilberto Gil: Back in Bahia Options / Expresso 2222 (2:05:42 )

Jonny: Candy Floss Options / Jonny / Merge (2:10:08 )

Lula Cortes and Lialson: Can I Be Satwa Options / Satwa (2:13:36 )

Pete Townshend: I'm One [Demo] Options / Quadrophenia (Super Deluxe Edition) (2:16:18 )

Fagaru Evolution: Ndougou Options / Various Artists: Ishilan n-Tenere: Guitar Music from the Western Sahel / Mississippi, Sahel Sounds (2:19:25 )

Withered Hand: Horseshoe Options / New Gods (2:23:41 )

Soul Flower Union: Takashi Gujo Options (2:32:14 )

Mercury Girls: All that Heaven Allows Options / Live on Hello Children with Faye on WFMU, December 20, 2015 (2:38:56 )
Engineer: Ernie Indradat. The full live session is freely downloadable from the WFMU Free Music Archive, here.

Dolores Vargas: Anana Hip Options / Various Artists: Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965-74 / Soul Jazz (2:39:15 )

Elf Power: (2:50:32 )

Debo Band: Yachat Options / Ere Gobez / * (2:41:23 )
Harar Police Orchestra song

MIDIval PunditZ: Light Options / Light / Six Degrees (2:50:22 )

Red Kross: Stay Away From Downtown Options / Researching the Blues (2:57:06 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 6:14pm geezerette:

Hey Rob & Katie, this is fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 6:19pm Rob W:

Thanks geezerette!
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 6:46pm geezerette:

Digging more & more. :)

Hey you lurkers, come on out!
  Sat. 8/27/16 6:47pm Ari:

Awesome show, cheers from Reykjavik!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 6:48pm Rob W:

Thanks Ari, cheers from Jersey City!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 6:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- every track is very tasty, & I've never heard of any of these Artists except Camera, Mexrissey & Heron...
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 6:51pm geezerette:

Cheers to the Elves of Iceland!

Howdy RevRab!
  Sat. 8/27/16 7:10pm SeanG:

Viva Colombia!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 7:13pm maestroso:

Saw Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha, The Chieftans and Varttina at Summerstage in maybe 2000? Wow, what a concert. At the end they all were on stage together jamming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 7:15pm Rob W:

Yes, that was a great one maestroso!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 7:16pm maestroso:

Wow, you were there too Rob? Awesome. I remember it was gruelingly hot.
  Sat. 8/27/16 7:48pm Gaylord Fields:

Loving it in Asbury Park, Rob
  Sat. 8/27/16 7:51pm will:

Show's great fun tonight; that song "Save Some For Thee" was a real beauty (as is that whole LP Fearless). Going to see the Japanese Klezmer band Jinta-La-Mvta at an Irish bar in Somerville MA this Tuesday! Thanks for the endless inspiration you provide, Rob!
  Sat. 8/27/16 7:58pm Gaylord Fields:

(rest of my message got cut off)

...and Katie! This may be my favorite WFMU tradition.
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 8:06pm geezerette:

Oh! Labor Day of Love!
Thoroughly enjoying this interplay. :D
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 8:12pm katie:

Thanks Gaylord. Great hearing you last week. I do often think of you as I play my picks.
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 8:25pm coelacanth:

greetings Rob and Palanese
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 8:26pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Katie! I just got home to see i already missed a great selection.. the the archives will come to the rescue. ;)
  Sat. 8/27/16 8:37pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Loved hearing Family earlier!!
Avatar Sat. 8/27/16 8:39pm katie:

Thanks Bas. Guess it's mightly late there.
  Sat. 8/27/16 8:40pm Gaylord Fields:

Katie, I concur and verify that Teenage Fanclub should get more love — on WFMU and elsewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/27/16 8:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob & Katie. Been listening while moving around the house. Thanks for the tunes and conversation tonight. See you in a couple weeks.
  Sat. 8/27/16 8:52pm p. rick:

go to bed ken
  Sat. 8/27/16 9:48pm Zarathustra76:

What was the name of the "political" japanese band/song euppisedly about the 2011 earthquakes?
  Sun. 8/28/16 12:03am Zarathustra76:

Soul Flower Union: Takashi Gujo
if anyone can find any links to videos or live versions of this i'd be grateful for the help :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/29/16 7:00pm Rob Weisberg:

Zarathustra76: If you see this response: This is the title in Japanese characters: キセキの渚 - if you search for that you'll find the album and at least one video.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 8/29/16 7:05pm Rob W:

Also (Zarathrustra76): If you noticed, I kinda hedged on saying exactly how that album responded to the earthquake - whether proceeds from album sales went toward earthquake relief, whether band members volunteered or helped recruit volunteers, helped raise funds in other ways etc. But Soul Flower Union and their associated “chindon” (street) band Soul Flower Mononoke Summit are known for their (generally left-leaning) socio-political engagement. I can also follow up with you further if you want to email me via the contact link on this page. Thanks for listening!
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