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Options September 24, 2016: Glückes genug

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Babylon: Surreal Babies, James Birch


Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Musette  15 oktober   Options Datum  Tona Serenad  2009     
Syzygys  Fauna Grotesque   Options Complete Studio Recordings  Tzadik  2003    0:02:51 ()
Saboten サボテン  Shima no seikatsu 島の生活 (Island Life)   Options Mezameru 目覚める  Sabot Records  1992    0:05:40 ()
Colin Newman  Image   Options A-Z  Beggars Banquet   1980    0:10:57 ()
Gamelan Pacifica  Trance Gong   Options Trance Gong  ¿What Next? Recordings  1994    0:14:51 ()
Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra  Kora Bali   Options Boulevard De L'Independance  World Circuit  2006    0:23:47 ()
Ichiro Fujiyama 藤山一郎  Furusato no Oka ふるさとの丘   Options   Victor  1941    0:32:33 ()
Gene Austin  Dream Mother   Options   Victor  1929    0:35:58 ()
Renaldo & The Loaf  Robot Tango   Options Behind Closed Curtains  Klanggalerie  2016    0:39:05 ()
 
Harue Momoyama 桃山晴衣  Asobi wo sentoya umareken 遊びをせんとや生まれけん   Options Asobi wo sentoya umareken Ryujinhisho no sekai 遊びをせんとや生まれけん/梁塵秘抄の世界  Japan Traditional Cultures Foundation  2000  J-pop from around 1180  1:01:54 ()
Saho Terao 寺尾紗穂  Nanakusa no warabeuta 七草のわらべ歌 (live)   Options     2016  Children's song from Ibaraki Prefecture  1:05:35 ()
Molly Drake  How Wild The Wind Blows   Options Molly Drake  Squirrel Thing Recordings  2013    1:09:24 ()
John Jacob Niles  Who Killed Cock Robin   Options John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs  Folkways Records  1964    1:10:39 ()
Maranoa  Lullaby   Options Music From The Mountain Provinces  Numerophon  2014    1:14:12 ()
Magindanaon lullaby  Bungbung Mangmang   Options Music of the Maguindanao in the Philippines, Vol. 1 & 2  Folkways Records  1955    1:17:21 ()
Alan Mills  The Animal Alphabet   Options 14 Numbers, Letters And Animal Songs  Folkways Records   1972    1:19:35 ()
Ora Dreyer  Suikerbossie   Options Afrikaans Children's Folksongs  Folkways Records  1957    1:21:36 ()
Raymond Scott  The Happy Whistler   Options Soothing Sounds for Baby: Vol. 2  Basta  1997  Original 1962  1:24:58 ()
Pranadja  Konichiwa Akachan こんにちは赤ちゃん   Options Tetap Segar        1:35:37 ()
Taiji 胎児  Coincidence   Options Endress World. Coincidence. Evanesce.  Tainai  1985    1:38:44 ()
Dive  Mother   Options Concrete Jungle  Minus Habens Records   1993    1:42:03 ()
Steve Roden  Vein stems is calm   Options In Be Tween Noise ‎– Every Color Moving (1988-2003)  Sonoris  2016    1:46:15 ()
Jörg Demus  Glückes genug   Options Kinderszenen Opus 15        1:58:11 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 11:54am listener james from westwood:

A rising tide lifts all babies!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:04pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon, james!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:05pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon Mayuko and all!
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:09pm P-90:

Good Afternoon, Mayuko and Vertigo Players
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:10pm fred:

Good afternoon Mayuko and listeners
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:12pm Mayuko:

Hallo, P-90! Thank you for tuning in! Good afternoon, fred!
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:15pm crissbiscit:

Hello everybody from the extremely wet and miserable Isle Of Man
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:15pm fred:

Vaudou Game will be playing nearby in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately it's on a Saturday, and that means I'll have to miss this show. Live music comes first, there's no archive for that
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:18pm Mayuko:

Isle Of Man! the island with the coolest flag ever! (although I don't know the meaning of it...) Welcome on board, crissbiscit!!! It's chilly and not very nice weather here in NJ too...
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:20pm Mayuko:

Agreed, fred, live music certainly has the priority! Wish I could go see them too.
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:22pm crissbiscit:

It is good isn't it. The meaning of it is 'whichever way you throw me I will stand' Just looking at some of your work on Instagram, lovely stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 12:23pm Polyus:

Hello Mayuko. Rare opportunity to catch you live today.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:24pm fred:

But today I'm listening, with ice cream and Oreos at hand (Oreos were on sale at my local discount supermarket today, I couldn't resist)
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:27pm Mayuko:

Now I like that flag even more, you certainly got the best flag in the world, crissbiscit! And thank you for your kind words! Hello Polyus, glad to have you here!!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:28pm Mayuko:

Hopefully I'll get my oreo too next week since I am filling in for Jesse's Frow Show, which means I'm going after Dave Hill with endless resource of oreos. There's gotta be some leftover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 12:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yeah, make sure Danne D doesn't scoop them all up when he leaves for the night.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:34pm fred:

I saw Aly Keïta last week and really enjoyed that show. He plays balafon, another great instrument from Western Africa (I like it better than kora, but I own my bias for percussion)
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:37pm Mayuko:

I'll probably try get here early and break into Dave's show, Ken!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:38pm listener james from westwood:

I did not know that Dave Hill has a regular Oreo cache. I may have to work his phone shift at the next Marathon.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:41pm fred:

I think the first time I saw the Isle of Man flag was in Matthew Barney's Cremaster film (which also features Guinness, ensuring my favor)
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:43pm Mayuko:

Speaking of percussive instrument, I saw some amazing thing from Vanuatu at the met museum that I def need to look up! It's called ambrym gong. Does anyone know about it?
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:46pm crissbiscit:

I've never seen that film Fred, but Guinness could be considered something of an (unofficial) national drink.
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:49pm Jesse k:

Hey Mayuko and folks!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 12:49pm fred:

@ crissbiscit: I realize I've never tried a whisky from your neck of the woods. Is there a distillery you'd recommend?
  Sat. 9/24/16 12:53pm crissbiscit:

There is one called ManX, you can buy it online, I have to confess I've never tried it, I'd recommend kippers if you've never tried them.
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:01pm P-90:

The "Slit Gong" (Atingting Kon) is a large gong, carved from a section of tree trunk, that is used in the gong orchestras of the Vanatu yIslands, like Ambrym. These gong orchestras are similar to, and probably influenced by, the Gamelan orchestras of Bali, and are perform at local festivals like the ones at which Balinese Gamelan orchestras perform. Some of these slit gongs are really big, and are considered to be among the largest musical instruments in the world. Some of them are quite ornately carved and decorated, l'm guessing the one you saw at the museum was like that @Mayuko
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:03pm fred:

Is that where the name of your show comes from?
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:04pm zmzz:

she's still singing in western temparament 12 scale though
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:08pm Mayuko:

I don't know how that oreo craziness started, james, I think Danne D is responsible.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:08pm Mayuko:

Hello Jesse! Glad you here!
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:08pm zmzz:

whmm reading 桃山晴衣 on wiki she's trained in Japanese traditional music....
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:09pm zmzz:

which is just tune pentatonic... but she was singing in a scale we are familiar with...
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:13pm fred:

When my brother was adopted from Korea, he had a record of children songs. More than three decades later, I kinda like hearing Santoki, whereas songs from my own childhood are just grating
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:14pm Mayuko:

@P-90 yeah! it was HUGE! and beautiful. I didn't even realize that it was a musical instrument first. I'd seen it a couple of times before but my bad habit is that I never read anything in the description, so only last week I learned what it was.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:16pm Mayuko:

@fred, yeah, long story short, that's where my show name came from. not easy to summarize things clearly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 1:17pm melinda:

hi all!
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:20pm P-90:

I'm fascinated to hear what Mayuko had in mind when she imagined the title "Play Vertigo" for her show. It's such an interesting combination of two English words that it has a poetic, amibuous quality when you first see it: like those rwo words together suggest many possible meanings.
So it's really cool to hear this explanation of the inspiration for the title.
Every child I knew growing up enjoyed spinning around to induce dizziness (vertigo). Some of us would do it to the point where we were quite incapacited and could not even stand up for a few minutes afterward. I've talked with friends about this peculiar "game" that children do spontaneously, and often in groups. It seems like it was the kids with the "smartest", most "imaginative" personalities who liked this activity the most and often encouraged other kids to play too.
Maybe it does come from an instictive impulse to self-induce a "disoriented" state, in which the mind is momentarily cleared, much like it is in meditation.
One other thing: some of us would spin around holding our pet cats close to our chests, inducing "play vertigo" in the cats as well. Interestingly, the cats were happy to play along and never objected or ran away to avoid participating. They seemed "curious" like the children were, that their senses could be momentarily disoriented in this way. We had seen documentary footage on TV of NASA spinning astronauts around in big centrifuge macines to simulate different "G-forces", so we called this game "Astronaut Training for Cats".
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:26pm Mayuko:

@zmzz that's very good/interesting point re the scale! Her husband is Toshiyuki Tsuchitori who was performing old(est?) enka songs from the late 1800. I think I played his stuff before (or remembering planning to play... not sure I really did...) but don't know really much about them. Should get some books to read/learn what kind of ideas they had in reviving all those old music, because selecting scales and all gotta be intentional.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:26pm fred:

Wow, how amazing that a French guy I had never heard about before is referenced in this way. According to wikipedia he linked "Ilinx" to dance, something I don't do but love even more than music
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:27pm Mayuko:

Hello melinda! Thank you for tuning in!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:30pm fred:

Both tracks from the Philippines were really beautiful
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 1:31pm melinda:

@P-90: Astronaut Training for Cats, both weird and cute! I think I did the spinning around bit as a kid but it would not have occurred to me to include one of our cats.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:33pm Mayuko:

ah! P-90, thank you for explaining everything on behalf of me. "disoriented state" is right on point! Thank you for understanding the idea so clearly from such disoriented mic break, haha.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:34pm listener james from westwood:

This album could also be titled, "Soothing Sounds for Copy Editors Who Want to Throttle the Authors of the Books They're Editing."
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:35pm fred:

@melinda: maybe those cats didn't want to include their humans
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:37pm fred:

@James: I take it that your not a copy editor
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:40pm Mayuko:

Yes, I certainly think dancing brings the sense of disorientation and losing borderline of self, fred! That's what I love about it. and I like carousels too.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:42pm listener james from westwood:

@fred: I am a copy editor, and the feeling was real.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 1:42pm melinda:

For deliberate disorientation I liked to stand on my head to see everything upside-down. I don't do it now, though, feels dangerous at adult body size.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:44pm fred:

@james: I feel your pain. That intentional pun of spelling that "your" was more painful to me than I thought it would be
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:45pm Mayuko:

@melinda haha! that's a great one and I used to do that too (probably just like every other kids.) Now I feel like I should try it out again and see how it feels. but with a wall to support.
Avatar Sat. 9/24/16 1:45pm paul b:

Sorry Mayuko, I was doing apartments chores during your last Mic break when you were talking about your show name Play Vertigo and childhood spinning play. I just want to add now to what other people said that it reminded me of the sensations Patti Smith is singing about in her song "Dancing Barefooot"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 1:45pm melinda:

Yeah, I might try it against a wall.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:47pm fred:

I have a hole in my inner ear, so disorientation is all to easy for me. I'm a cheater. Danne D would say that's why I like the Patriots
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:47pm P-90:

I think it is very interesting that childen will spontaneously learn to play this vertigo "game". I'm thinking about it now that I've studied a little neurological science and learned a bit about meditation. It does seem like a "short cut" to a state where the mind is brought completely into the present moment like it is for experienced meditators, because when you're that dizzy you are in fact quite confined to the present moment, your mind can't wander. A psychedlic experience for toddlers! It also occurs to me that the effort required to spin in this determined way for a full minute or two, to get the full effect, accellerates the heart rate, and therefore requires quite a bit of strong breathing and oxygenates the blood (and brain). This is another resemblance to meditation practice. Hmmm...
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:48pm listener james from westwood:

@fred: Hah, I get ya. And deliberately typing errors is indeed tough to do and then to read over!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:51pm Mayuko:

@paul b ha! "Here I go when I don't know why / I spin so ceaselessly" ... I guess she certainly knows/remembers this feeling!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:53pm Mayuko:

The other mystery was why the spinning would burst into laughter. I used to laugh out loud at the end of spinning when I get so dizzy and exhausted and couldn't spin any longer. What is that laughter and senseless happiness?
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:53pm Mayuko:

(not "the other".... "another?" needs a copy editor!)
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:54pm Mayuko:

not even a copy editor, ESL teacher I suppose.
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:55pm P-90:

@melinda: I suggest doing it the way kids do, just stand in one place and vigorously twirl around for 90 seconds or so, as fast as you can (with eyes open), then just lie down in place, and notice the effects of the vertigo (and hyperventilation) "high"
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:56pm Mayuko:

I see, it's a kind of getting "high", that's why you laugh.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:57pm fred:

Jason is an ESL teacher. His credentials as oreo provider are sketchy though. Maybe Danne D is a better resource on balance
  Sat. 9/24/16 1:58pm P-90:

@fred: if you have a perforated tympanum, that shouldn't affect your abilty to spin and "play vertigo"
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 1:59pm Mayuko:

My last track today! Thank you for spinning with me for two hours all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 2:00pm Ike:

Thanks Mayuko!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 2:01pm fred:

@P-90: No tympanum left to speak of, after six surgeries including a failed graft. Dizziness is an unwelcome frequent guest
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 2:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

"This conversation is spinning out of control," he said dizzily.
  Sat. 9/24/16 2:03pm P-90:

Arigato, @DJ Mayuko. Great show today, and I'm looking forward to those upcoming fill-ins. You should go ahaed and invade Dave's show as a guest before you do the show after his. He always seems to "grow up" a little when you're around. In a good way.
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 2:05pm fred:

Thanks Mayuko, I have a bunch of oreos left, but I'll just have to eat them, you're just too far away. Too far for oreos, but not for music. Tech has its priorities right (for me)
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 2:05pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks, Mayuko!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/24/16 2:06pm Ike:

For a second, I thought you were dedicating the show to someone who had been eaten by a colleague. Ha ha.
  Sat. 9/24/16 2:06pm Jesse k:

Thanks Mayuko!
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 2:07pm Mayuko:

@Ike haha! I naturally assumed that's not the case with my colleague's belly getting huge but who knows?
Avatar    Sat. 9/24/16 2:08pm Mayuko:

Thanks everyone again for listening! Hope to see you all the next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 9/25/16 9:17am Stanley:

Most enjoyable
Konichiwa and sayonara.
Avatar    Mon. 9/26/16 4:26pm Mayuko:

Ah! Thank you for listening, Stanley!!!
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