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Options November 10, 2016: America Leads the World in Shocks

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
Jean-Jacques Perrey  Prélude au Sommeil (excerpt)   Options Prélude au Sommeil  1958    0:01:27 ()
Eugene McDaniels  Silent Majority   Options Outlaw  1970    0:07:56 ()
Roy Harper  I Hate the White Man   Options Flat Baroque and Berserk  1970    0:12:03 ()
Gil Scott-Heron  "B" Movie   Options Reflections  1981    0:21:58 ()
Robert Wyatt  Age of Self   Options Old Rottenhat  1985    0:31:51 ()
Matching Mole  Gloria Gloom   Options Matching Mole's Little Red Record  1972    0:35:42 ()
La Rondalla de Tijuana  Rayando el Sol   Options The Heart of Mexico  1961    0:38:59 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Ultimates 
Progressive Movement   Options Carolina Funk      0:41:48 ()
Nina Simone  Four Women   Options A Portrait of Nina  1970    0:55:02 ()
Sonny Sharrock  Black Woman   Options Black Woman  1969    1:03:21 ()
Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson  Pardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)   Options Midnight Band - The First Minute Of A New Day  1975    1:08:03 ()
Linton Kwesi Johnson  Dread Beat an' Blood   Options Dread Beat an' Blood  1978    1:15:02 ()
Yoko Ono with Plastic Ono Band  Yang Yang   Options Approximately Infinite Universe  1978    1:17:51 ()
Ethel Smyth  The March of the Women   Options   1910  Official anthem of the Women's Social and Political Union, and the Women's Suffrage movement, more generally  1:21:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
 
Ay! Jalisco, No te Rajes         1:25:35 ()
Mr. Ondioline  Le Siffleur et Son Chien   Options Mr. Ondioline  1960  Jean-Jacques Perrey  1:38:12 ()
Pat Prilly  The Percolator   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)  1971  Pat Prilly = Jean-Jacques Perrey  1:39:31 ()
Pat Prilly  Moog Sensations   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:40:37 ()
Pat Prilly  Aerolithe Alpha   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:42:03 ()
Pat Prilly  Borborygmus   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:43:27 ()
Pat Prilly  Chronophonie   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:44:33 ()
Pat Prilly  Couer Synthetique   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:45:13 ()
Pat Prilly  Indicatif Spatial   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:46:12 ()
Pat Prilly  La Panther Cosmique   Options Moog Sensations (Sonosyntheses Electroniques)      1:47:40 ()
Leonard Cohen  Sing Another Song, Boys   Options Songs of Love and Hate  1971    1:50:48 ()
Leonard Cohen  Joan of Arc   Options Songs of Love and Hate      1:58:49 ()
Leonard Cohen  Avalanche   Options Songs of Love and Hate      2:05:34 ()
Leonard Cohen  Last Year's Man   Options Songs of Love and Hate      2:08:30 ()
Leonard Cohen   Story of Isaac   Options Songs From A Room  1969    2:14:50 ()
Leonard Cohen  The Partisan   Options Songs From a Room      2:18:47 ()
Leonard Cohen  Seems So Long Ago, Nancy   Options Songs From a Room      2:21:45 ()
Leonard Cohen  The Old Revolution   Options Songs From a Room      2:26:58 ()
Archie Shepp  Un Croque Monsieur (Poem: For Losers)   Options For Losers  1970    2:31:08 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Fantastic Group 
Allahu Akbar   Options Black Plastic Singing Flats      2:52:33 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 6:52pm Flash Strap:

Hey Explorers
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:01pm Flash Strap:

evening bob!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

How do, everyone!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:01pm Flash Strap:

How-dee, James!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:02pm ndbob:

Heya James!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:05pm Flash Strap:

man I just barely got this show put together yesterday. it was a hard day to numbly wander through. then today my hard drive crashed. but the show must go on, i say
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:05pm hyde:

the revolution is a little dirge-y!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:06pm ndbob:

glad you are here Evan!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! yeah this is the sneaky preamble. and a moment of silence, so to speak, for fallen comrade JJ Perrey
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:06pm hyde:

@Flash Strap fighting on through the struggle is what's important
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Right on brother Hyde. That is the point of the show tonight, basically.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:08pm just julia:

so glad the show will go on, hello, good evening, happy to have this in my ears.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Sister Julia! yes
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

yeah, yeah. damn right i'll play this song right now. when else would you play this song
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

such a weird one, though, seriously
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Roy Harper on this song: "a testament to my lifelong devotion to espousing equal rights for all humans. I have long since wondered about the wisdom of stating that you have more than the capacity to hate your own race for its misdemeanors, but as a polemic it has been both an effective tool and somewhere of a place to stand."
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:17pm ndbob:

hating your own race is as bad as hating any race - this song is vile
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:18pm junglepete:

Evening Flash!....this song's a very apt choice...ndbob, I think this is more a statement about the capacity to hate the things that the
hegemon does. Not whites, per se.
  Thu. 11/10/16 7:20pm Ed:

Evening Flash and all!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:20pm ndbob:

still though Evan - it's a song of hate and intolerance
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

I think it's not meant to be taken strictly literally, bob, and I think we can all relate to a certain extent to the sentiment. Moreover, whiteness is a construct to which all "white" people may not feel they want to belong. The "White Man" should be interpreted as a kind of literary-historical construct, here. basically hegemony, imperialism, etc.

also, it would be fair game to hate white people if you ask me, but your mileage may vary according to ideology and interpretation of history
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:23pm Flash Strap:

I respectfully disagree bob.
  Thu. 11/10/16 7:23pm JtotheK:

Hi everyone.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:23pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ed, Hi Jungle Pete, Hi JtotheK
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:24pm ndbob:

I understand that that Evan - but to me it's no better than the hate expressed by some Trump supporters - I respect that you respectfully disagree though
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:25pm ndbob:

I am so fucking sick of hate ya know?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:25pm glenn:

i support intolerance of intolerance.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:26pm ndbob:

Heya Glenn and J to the k
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:28pm Flash Strap:

I personally don't think all hate is created equal, and I find it a fairly useful tool in the spectrum of human emotion. I hate racism. I hate it. I hate misogyny. I hate imperialism.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Hi Glenn!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:29pm ndbob:

I hate racism. misogyny and imperialism too - and that applies to all races
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:34pm Flash Strap:

I hear ya bob
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:36pm geezerette:

Hi Evan and seekers!
Love the Covarrubias image, hate the need for it. So fucking sad.
Emotionally exhausting. Gotta pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start all over again. (Irving Berlin?)
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:36pm hyde:

all this respectful disagreeing is weird and foreign to me!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:37pm geezerette:

haha hyde! :)
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:37pm ndbob:

How Hyde - and welcome - heya geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:38pm Flash Strap:

Hi Geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 7:38pm Scraps deSelby:

god i love robert wyatt's voice
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:39pm Flash Strap:

me too Scraps! About a dozen songs of his I wanted to play tonight
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:39pm geezerette:

Howdy Bob!
Yo, Evan!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:42pm hyde:

@ndb heh, i'm just kidding. since it seems like these days there are so few arguments that have respectful disagreements! ;)
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:42pm ndbob:

@hyde and I respect that:)
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:44pm ndbob:

being from the center-left I feel like a conservative on WFMU - grading on a curve
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:46pm geezerette:

Bob, ha! :)
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:48pm geezerette:

Evan,thanks for saying these things. Comforting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 7:54pm Scraps:

feeling like a conservative here: someone here said they felt "sad" for me because i supported Clinton (ie, not Bernie): as though I didn't think about my position (left, liberal, married to a black woman [now dead, alas]) before I took it.... I stopped talking about politics here.

we are all sad, now. sigh....
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:54pm glenn:

if it's any consolation, ndbob, most american leftists would be considered right wing by canadian standards. i laugh when i hear republicans referring to the democrats as commies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 7:55pm Scraps:

yes, or obama as a leftist (or socialist)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 7:56pm Scraps:

i mean, i like obama, but he's a centrist.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:56pm Flash Strap:

There is very little in the way of an American Left, in any real sense, it's true
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:56pm ndbob:

Yep Glenn most of the Canadians I know are NDP supporters - I might be too actually
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:57pm glenn:

anyway, carmichael's moving into my guest room. the basement and office are still available. sign up now.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:57pm ndbob:

@Scraps I supported Hillary over Bernie too
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:58pm hyde:

@glenn an fmu refugee bunker? tempting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 7:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I dunno. Shit. Maybe this week...I actually wanna go w/ the Gospel show on the mainstream...Oh - Nina.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour as always Evan! catch the rest later - can hang around chat for a while tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 7:59pm melinda:

howdy! Just in time for Nina Simone.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:00pm glenn:

i'm an n.d.p. member. [lesson here, gary johnson voters] i voted for the liberal in my riding because i simply couldn't stomach having harper reelected.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:00pm geezerette:

hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:01pm ndbob:

Heya Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:01pm coelacanth:

ahh this is sublime.
...hi Evan and explorers
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:01pm Flash Strap:

Whatever our left---liberal spectrum here, I hope we can find solidarity in anti-racist, feminist, and a generally intersectional pursuit of emancipatory politics. because our precarious brothers and sisters will need us now that they're under fire
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:03pm ndbob:

right Evan - even tho I supported Hillary I would certainly have strongly supported Bernie if he had gotten the nomination
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Melinda! Rev Rab! Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:04pm Scraps:

ooh, i like linda sharrock
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:04pm Flash Strap:

I would have liked to see a candidate more committed to anti-imperialist policies than either Hillary or Bernie, but I do my part when it's time to vote
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:05pm glenn:

bernie would have won the election. i hope elizabeth warren can find enough backers to make a run in 2020.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:05pm hyde:

@Flash agreed. i actually have not voted for a republican or democrat for pres since 1992 (frankly, i have never done much beyond leaving my vote blank or writing in a friend or relative) but i'm with you on that angle
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:05pm Flash Strap:

me too Scraps! it really should be "Sonny & Linda Sharrock" on the cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:06pm Scraps:

i'm sorry, but i don't think so. bernie would be tarred with "socialist".
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:06pm hyde:

@glenn sadly i think the chances the democrats run another woman in 2020 is pretty much nonexistent
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:07pm ndbob:

Bernie may well have won - tho I certainly couldn't see it before
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@ the time - Ford pardoning Nixon
- now - Police never - not once convicted.
We Beg Your Pardon America.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I didn't see it clearly enuff until after the fact:
Hillary is Republican - Trump is Third Party.
Bernie was our Third Party - & it is Time.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:09pm glenn:

see, he may have been tarred with socialist, but is that any worse than what clinton was tarred with?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:09pm Flash Strap:

the specifics may have shifted but this track is still so razor sharp
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:09pm Scraps:

warren would be 71 in 2020, unfortunately
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:10pm ndbob:

nah - Hillary is a centrist democrat - just like me
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:10pm melinda:

I think Bernie could have won, but it's hard to say, since he's so different than previous Democratic candidates. I think a lot of younger people aren't turned off by the socialist label and were really excited about him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Listen - Listen! When 1/10th of 1% owns more than all the rest of us
- it is Time for even Murika to say the word. Socialist !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:11pm melinda:

A good time for Gil Scott-Heron.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- because the young must live in the Now & the Future.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:11pm ndbob:

I wasn't excited about Bernie but 1000 times better than Trump
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:11pm Flash Strap:

i do think a lot of the anti-Hillary misogynists could have got down with Bernie - socialist or not, they don't care - but i don't like the idea, and i don't know if it would have been enough
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hey - I Voted proudly for a Woman. But not that one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:12pm Scraps:

glenn, but clinton didn't win.

believe me, i would have supported Bernie. i just don't believe that he would have won
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:13pm ndbob:

My grandfather was an active socialist
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

But - Hillary *did* win. The Vote.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:13pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Scraps: Did you believe Drumpf would have won?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:14pm Scraps:

yes, yes, so did Gore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes he did.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:14pm coelacanth:

Yes LKJ
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:16pm Flash Strap:

love him so much, C
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:17pm Scraps:

love this song

the LKJ one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bernie had Enthusiasm. That's what Election Day is about, folks.
- & - Bernie registered voters. He brought the disenfranchised into the game.
- but - the DNC shut him down. Did you miss the Debbie Schultz thing?
Bad Choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bernie & Drumpf are mirror images. Bernie was the high-information version, & successfully communicated Facts to the Proletariat. He did his best to change it from the Inside (as a Senator). Even tho' he actually is an Independent - not a Democrat.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:20pm glenn:

the electoral college just seems nuts to me. it's simply not possible for a canadian prime minister to be elected and not win the popular vote. that doesn't necessarily mean a majority of votes, but a plurality is always required.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:20pm just julia:

this is one cathartic set, mr. dj... so heartening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:22pm melinda:

Rep. Keith Ellison from Minnesota wants to be the new DNC chair, and if he got the position it would be a huge improvement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Some consider Killary the most warlike major candidate ever. They had to have her - even tho' it didn't work in 2008 either.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:23pm hyde:

@glenn the electoral college is nuts. but it's the playing field, and has been for ever. unless it changes, which is doubtful, every potential candidate knows that that is the landscape they have to figure out how to win on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:24pm Scraps:

Killary? Jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Republicans keep winning Elections w/out winning Popular Votes. It's going to end, & everybody knows it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Scrtaps: Too late to pray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:25pm Scraps:

Everybody?

How?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:26pm Scraps:

Wait, wait, wait.... never mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Duhbya was already too much. This could be the worst thing that ever happened to the United States - w/ the possible exception of the Civil War. We'll tear it down.
My heart aches for all the Women who were sure the glass ceiling was shattered - & instead this Groper in Chief empowering all the racists & rapists. I say we bumrush this Inauguration & make the National Guard earn their wage. See if they stand down...It's that bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:30pm Scraps:

Not going to fight with the left. That's what they want, intersectional fighting.. Rev Rab, go with god, whatever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

If I had the switch - I'd make it Hillary not Drumpf in a nanosecond. Believe me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...after all - that *was* the Vote.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:35pm hyde:

ok, this is all getting a little much for me. i'll see you guys next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just ranting Hyde. Just us chickens here.

Uh oh...Leonard Cohen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes. He's gone.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Fucking hell
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:44pm Flash Strap:

what a year
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:45pm melinda:

Leonard Cohen died?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:46pm Flash Strap:

yes

oh dammit
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:46pm coelacanth:

oh, no
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:47pm geezerette:

God what a crazy time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:47pm melinda:

I bought his biography a few months ago and it is still sitting on my shelf, I was waiting for the right time to read it.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:49pm junglepete:

wow
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:50pm Flash Strap:

oh my god, this is a little too much

he means as much to me as i'm sure he means to you all
  Thu. 11/10/16 8:51pm listener james from westwood:

Fucking goddamn hell, this year.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:51pm Flash Strap:

my hard drive being dead, i don't have all the leonard cohen i wish i did at this moment. but I have a few on LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 8:52pm melinda:

Before the news about Mr. Cohen I was about to comment on how the Perrey was great escapist music, but alas, there is no escape.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:52pm Flash Strap:

this is, for the record, my very favorite song of his
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

except maybe Last Year's Man
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

that was my hope, Melinda.

but there is no escape, and 2016 carries no survivors
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

that was my hope, Melinda.

but there is no escape, and 2016 carries no survivors
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:54pm junglepete:

Avalanche is a favorite of mine. So dark, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:55pm coelacanth:

i Love this whole album; and his first, but maybe "the dealer" is my favorite LC song... dark as it is.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:55pm Flash Strap:

it's a work of genius, junglepete
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:57pm Flash Strap:

oh god i'm cryin, i won't deceive you
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:58pm Flash Strap:

did i just cut out?

and more importantly, am i back?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 8:59pm coelacanth:

yes me too.

fucking hell.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 8:59pm just julia:

yes and yes. thank heavens.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:00pm Flash Strap:

sorry guys, i hope the internet holds together for the rest of the show
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:00pm geezerette:

I'm not hearing Cohen, is that what you're playing?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:01pm Flash Strap:

yes, but i think i should be back now. try refreshing the player?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:01pm coelacanth:

g, yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:02pm coelacanth:

@8:55 i said "dealer" - no it's called "the stranger song".
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:04pm geezerette:

Yep! Fine now. Thanks Evan and coel!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

i knew what you meant, my friend!

maybe Story of Isaac is my favorite... or maybe it's Stranger Song, where it all began. Watching McCabe & Mrs. Miller and thinking who IS this?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:06pm geezerette:

That's one of my favorite films,for many reasons.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:07pm Flash Strap:

mine as well. it destroys me, every time
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 9:09pm melinda:

It's one of a few films I'm aware of that uses one singer-songwriter to such great effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 11/10/16 9:10pm melinda:

Harold & Maude, The Graduate being the other two (counting S&G as one).
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:11pm geezerette:

melinda, yes!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:11pm junglepete:

Cohen's lyrical metaphors are so exquisitely wrought.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:11pm JtotheK:

thanks Flash Strap, I've gotta head out, but will tune in via archives for the rest and then be back on for Little Danny later (hopefully) -- cheers, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

2nd only to Dylan - or less prolific, but more consistent. In other words - the Greatest.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:13pm northguineahills:

true, RevRab, true...
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:14pm Flash Strap:

what did Dylan say to Cohen about that? "They say I'm #1 and you're #2, but as far as I'm concerned, you're number one. I'm number zero."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:16pm coelacanth:

later on JK
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:16pm Flash Strap:

yeah, see ya JK! have a good night
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:17pm Flash Strap:

that is the greatest final line of any song, i think. "the peacock spreads his fan."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:19pm coelacanth:

his first 3 albums are 100% perfect...and i don't think he ever was terrible - in ...almost 50 years?
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:21pm Flash Strap:

maybe the only time he was sort of terrible - "Jazz Police" - is still totally crazy genius
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:22pm coelacanth:

haha! i did make a big statement as there are many albums i haven't heard of his!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:25pm coelacanth:

i've never been into his elaborate string and bg vocal arrangements that dominated his work through much of his career; but i always seemed to find a good song buried within it all when i tried.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:26pm Little Danny:

Hello Brother Flash and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:27pm coelacanth:

greetings Little D
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:27pm Flash Strap:

Hello Little Danny! how are you, friend?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yes - it's interesting because I love the arrangements on his early stuff - the sparse but perfect quality. I heard he recorded in the dark - w/ mirrors? Very specific stuff.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:29pm Little Danny:

I am trying to walk as tall as possible. It hasn't been easy but I'm trying not to let myself give in to fear and my naturally anxious state. Thanks for asking!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:30pm just julia:

i kind of love "jazz police," though "sort of terrible" is a description i'll second
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:31pm coelacanth:

i had a subtle feeling this wasn't Leonard Cohen!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:32pm Flash Strap:

It might be so good that i should just eat my words about it. I mean "Jazz Police are going through my folders / Jazz Police are talking to my ... niece"

also

"Throw another turtle on the fire / Guys like me are mad 'bout turtle meat"
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:33pm just julia:

niece! meat! it's just about perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Judy Collins had to literally shove him onstage to start his career.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:34pm Flash Strap:

nobody does cathartis and agony like Archie Shepp, C., so I kind of needed to do it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:39pm Scraps:

aaaaaaahhhhhh.... that's nice
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:40pm coelacanth:

i love Shepp. no complaints here.
- and you did express that you had limitations on your Leonard Cohen at the moment.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:40pm Flash Strap:

sadly so
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah, good call.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:54pm Ike:

Re: 2016 ending with the death of Leonard Cohen, woah, woah, 2016 isn't over yet, and I have a hunch it might have a few more nasty or weird surprises in store for us.
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:56pm Little Danny:

Friends, I'm here to dispense musical palliatives for worried souls tonight on the Cool Blue Flame. Soul, jazz and disco from a place of love, struggle, strength, light and peace. Hope you'll join me here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 9:57pm geezerette:

I want to say something encouraging, and it's this; the
world needs our attention. There are infinite problems to be solved and it looks very dark but I believe the best way to get through whatever happens is to choose an issue you're passionately concerned about and do something to change it.
To me the fundamental issue is climate change and its consequences. There are various organizations, there are gardens,education and advocacy,classes to teach, macro and micro scaled approaches to take. Being engaged feels good, turns despair into hope. If anyone agrees, choose something.
Apologies friends. Heartfelt and well meant.
Beautiful,helpful show Evan. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 9:59pm Jesse K:

Been listening, great show, thanks FS!
Avatar Thu. 11/10/16 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jesse! Thanks, man.

Fist in the air for ya, sister Geezerette

thanks all, goodnight
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 10:01pm Scraps:

Tx, Flash
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 11/10/16 10:08pm coelacanth:

i got to playin with the dogs.
- Thanks Evan. Great program.
...don't lose spirit.
Avatar Wed. 11/16/16 6:48pm quinn:

Sigh, listening on archives. The Old Revolution has one of my favorite lines -- Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows.
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