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Options December 22, 2016: A Do-Your-Thing Batucada (Strong as Thing, Sweet as Do)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Isaac Hayes & the Bar-Kays  Do Your Thing (Part 1)   Options Do Your Thing 12"  Now-Again  1971 / 2016    0:00:40 ()
Isaac Hayes & the Bar-Kays  Do Your Thing (Part 2)   Options Do Your Thing 12"        0:22:40 ()
Moondog  Do Your Thing   Options H'Art Songs    1978    0:33:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
Jimi Hendrix 
The Things I Used to Do   Options Studio '69        0:36:53 ()
Pointer Sisters  How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)   Options Steppin'    1975    0:41:42 ()
Tumblack  Chunga Funk   Options Tumblack    1978    0:47:34 ()
Wooden Glass feat. Billy Wooten  Monkey Hips & Rice   Options The Wooden Glass Recorded Live    1972    0:51:57 ()
Sun Ra & His Arkestra & the Cosmic Rays  Great Balls of Fire   Options Singles Volume 1: Definite 45s Collection 1952-1961  Strut  2016    1:01:05 ()
Wali and the Afro-Caravan   Journey to Mecca   Options Home Lost And Found (The Natural Sound)    1970    1:06:26 ()
Al Green  Strong As Death (Sweet As Love)   Options Love Ritual: Rare and Previously Unreleased 1968-1976        1:16:30 ()
Music behind DJ:
Gamelan Gong Sekar Anjar and Gendèr Wajang Quartet 
Gendèran-Kebyar-Pandji Semeran   Options Exotic Sounds of Bali        1:20:20 ()
Mestre Geraldo e Sua Bateria   Mistura N°2   Options Batucada Genial    1977  1977 reissue of 19756 LP, Brasil Batuque ‎– Isto É Que É Batucada Vol. 2  1:30:40 ()
Mestre Geraldo e Sua Bateria  Mistura N°4   Options Batucada Genial    1977    1:36:13 ()
Peter Michael Hamel  Bolivia - Part I   Options Aura    1972    1:43:42 ()
Peter Michael Hamel  Bolivia - Part II   Options Aura    1972    1:49:17 ()
Miguel Flores  Pachacuti   Options Primitivo    1981  The piece has four parts to it: 1. Abstract creation of the universe. 2. The pre-Columbian empires of ancient Peru as they formed and had intestinal wars. 3. The final conflict as the Spaniards arrived. 4. Present day urban.  1:57:18 ()
Thirsty Moon  Crickets Don't Cry   Options Blitz    1976    2:09:39 ()
Music behind DJ:
Isaac Hayes & the Bar-Kays 
Do Your Thing (Rhythm Section Mix)   Options Do Your Thing 12"        2:14:42 ()
Mark De Gli Antoni  Jigaboo   Options Horse Tricks  Tzadik Composer Series  1999    2:25:06 ()
Mark De Gli Antoni  Chundo   Options Horse Tricks    1999    2:25:24 ()
Steve Beresford  Screaming Reels   Options Cue Sheets  Tzadik Film Music Series  1996  with Tony Coe & Mike Cooper, composed for the 1993 fishing series, "Screaming Reels"  2:27:05 ()
Steve Beresford  Ray   Options Cue Sheets    1996  with Tony Coe & Mike Cooper, composed for the 1993 fishing series, "Screaming Reels"  2:27:47 ()
Steve Beresford  Cod   Options Cue Sheets    1996  with Tony Coe & Mike Cooper, composed for the 1993 fishing series, "Screaming Reels"  2:29:07 ()
Steve Beresford  Starfish   Options Cue Sheets    1996  with Tony Coe & Mike Cooper, composed for the 1993 fishing series, "Screaming Reels"  2:30:48 ()
Steve Beresford  Vegas   Options Cue Sheets    1996  with Tony Coe, composed for 1995 BBC doc "The Projection Racket"  2:31:56 ()
Steve Beresford  Loop   Options Cue Sheets    1996  with Tony Coe, composed for 1995 BBC doc "The Projection Racket"  2:33:20 ()
Frank London  The Laundry Dance: Calm   Options The Debt  Tzadik Film Music Series  1997    2:36:12 ()
Pierre Bastien  Eloj du Piqueupe   Options Musiques Paralloïdres    1999    2:39:04 ()
Tom Waits  Baby I'm Not A Baby Anymore   Options Night on Earth (Original Soundtrack Recording)    1991    2:45:25 ()
Abner Jay  St James Infirmiry Blues   Options True Story Of Abner Jay        2:47:28 ()
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon           2:53:15 ()
Trinidad & Tobago Steel All Stars  Do Your Thing   Options West Indies Funk 3        2:58:50 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 6:40pm Flash Strap:

evening to you all, Explorers!
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:00pm Ehd:

Evening Flash!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:01pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ehd!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:01pm ndbob:

evening evan, ehd et al
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Bob!
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:05pm JtotheK:

Good evening Flash and Explorers. Seasonal Greetings to you all.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi J-K! Greetings of the season to you and all else as well!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Have you guys already heard this extended Do Your Thing? I hope not, cause we're doing it tonight
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:10pm Carmichael:

Dang man, this bad boy is stretching OUT! Heya Flash and listeners.
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:10pm JtotheK:

I have not heard this extended version.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:11pm Flash Strap:

The album version, which takes up almost all of side 4 of Shaft, clocks in at 19 minutes. We're about 8 minutes from entering uncharted territory and staying there for a bit
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:11pm JtotheK:

And, a few days after you spun Cymande on your program I found a 'Second Time Around' LP. Good stuff!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carmichael! dig that crazy guitarvatar
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Niiice find, J-K
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:12pm Flash Strap:

seriously, this shit gets so far-out wild the longer they go
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:14pm JtotheK:

I haven't listened to Hot Buttered Soul in a while. May need to do so soon.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:15pm Flash Strap:

man. Walk on By is really just one of the best works of sound of the whole century. I'm sometimes not the biggest Isaac Hayes fan depending on the stuff, but that track is hot lava to the end of days
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:16pm hyde:

whoops, i was so busy listening to this jam and drinking this i'm-not-working-until-tuesday wild turkey 101 that i forgot to say hello. so, um, hello.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Hello Hyde, glad you're enjoying your break. Say hello to the turkey for me
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:21pm Flash Strap:

and now we're off the ledge into the unknown
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:24pm Carmichael:

Floating ... in a sea of amplified sound .... waves of sonic vibrations ...
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:24pm geezerette:

Hey Evan! This is great.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Hi geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:27pm hyde:

who is drumming? is it willie hall? it's insane?!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:29pm Flash Strap:

It is! I'm pretty sure it is, anyway. Pretty adventurous stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:31pm hyde:

it should be, given the time period. but this is way out there for him. amazing.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:33pm Flash Strap:

totally far out, far out for Hayes too, whose psych excursions always have a kind of baroque tightness no matter how cosmically sprawling. this is a bumpy ride into unknown regions

Willie's sort of star of the show, here. give the drummer SOME
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:38pm Doug Schulkind:

Flash Strap, the DJ who spins records with miles and miles and miles of H'Art.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:44pm Flash Strap:

Doug! King of the Drummers!
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:46pm Doug Schulkind:

King of the Drummers? That would be Chick Webb. Here's proof: blog.gretsch.com...
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:46pm Flash Strap:

god this track is hypnotic
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:47pm Flash Strap:

damn, that man is a king
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:48pm hyde:

i want to see Chick Webb, Max Roach and Al Jackson Jr. battle it out to see who is king of the drummers
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:50pm Flash Strap:

with Doug as ref, doing maraca semaphore
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:50pm geezerette:

You guys,somebody build a time machine & we'll ALL go
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Max Roach: "I remember standing in front of Chick Webb's drumset. His bass drum was so strong and constant I could hear it in my stomach: BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM constantly."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:51pm hyde:

@Doug haha, excellent
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:52pm geezerette:

Art Blakey must've seen Chick Webb live. Many times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 7:53pm hyde:

also, now i am sad that all my Chick Webb records are in storage ;)
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:54pm Flash Strap:

I second the time machine plan, g.
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:54pm geezerette:

hyde, but you have them.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:55pm ndbob:

When I saw Otis Redding they brought out a crown and crowned him king of soul
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:55pm Flash Strap:

whoa, bob. that must have been a sight to behold
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:56pm ndbob:

for sure Evan
  Thu. 12/22/16 7:56pm JtotheK:

This reminds me I need to find this Wooten LP 'in the field' for under $5. Doesn't it also have the track "In the Rain"?
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 7:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Chick Webb records. In storage? IN STORAGE??
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:59pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan - catch the rest later
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 7:59pm Flash Strap:

never heard it, J-K! I was just thinking how little I really know of Wooten outside this record
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob, see ya and have a great holiday do-your-thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:01pm hyde:

@Doug sigh. ALL of my records are in storage, until i can reassemble my life. don't ask! :)
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:03pm Flash Strap:

I hate that part of life and moving, Hyde. My profound sympathies
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:04pm melinda:

howdy explorers
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda! Great to see you
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:06pm Flash Strap:

This Sun Ra is so agreeably straight, but with that characteristic ramshackle-ness... love this track. Whole comp is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...listening...so, feeling a little less like a Myth that Don't Exist...
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev! you'll always exist to me
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:14pm Flash Strap:

This whole LP is so amazing. First heard it on Doug's show, I think. Or maybe that was just the first time I noticed it... I think it was on Orgy in Rhythm, which is probably where I got it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:16pm melinda:

Digging Mecca.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:17pm Flash Strap:

#1 all-time favorite Al Green cut, right here
  Thu. 12/22/16 8:28pm Dean:

You'd think a record dubbed "exotic sounds of Bali" would include sounds exotic from the perspective of Bali, e.g., Telemann's Tafelmusik or Herman's Hermits outtakes or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:30pm melinda:

The beginning of this reminded me of Tom Waits' middle period.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:31pm melinda:

Which was my intro to gamelan.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:31pm Flash Strap:

I'd love hear that, Dean. "Exotic Sounds to Bali"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:32pm Ike:

Hi there.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:33pm Flash Strap:

i totally hear that, melinda, and it's wild to think of Tom Waits being an intro to Gamelan, but it makes sense
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:33pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:33pm jefff:

journey to mecca was really cool
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:34pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jefff! is that a whippet
  Thu. 12/22/16 8:35pm JtotheK:

Enjoying the program, gonna have to check out the rest via archives. Thanks Flash! Cheers everyone!!!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:35pm jefff:

also the gamelan track behind you sounded super familiar but i dont remember listening to much gamelan ever
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:35pm jefff:

its a borzoi
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:35pm Flash Strap:

I mean, this really sounds like a sort of Brazilian Gamelan, in a way.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:36pm Flash Strap:

aha a borzoi
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:37pm Flash Strap:

thanks J-K, and so long. yuletide wishes and whatnot
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 8:37pm geezerette:

I can not stop spinning!
  Thu. 12/22/16 8:38pm Dean:

I'm ashamed to admit that my conscious introduction to Gamelan--I must have heard the Nonesuch recording before this, but I don't remember the occasion--was a recording I purchased almost solely for the cover, which features a young and topless Balinese woman with whose image I was smitten. The program was a Gamelan and a Ketjak. I have since acquired more than a handful of Balinese recitals, none for the visuals.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:40pm melinda:

I might have been exposed to a bit of gamelan in a movie before hearing Tom (Year of Living Dangerously?).
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:42pm Flash Strap:

ya gotta start somewhere! the basest urges can lead us to such higher realms
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 8:43pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:43pm melinda:

@Dean: incidental exposure to gamelan, haha
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:43pm Flash Strap:

definitely some ambient javanese gamelan in that flick, melinda
  Thu. 12/22/16 8:43pm Dean:

Figuratively, @melinda, figuratively.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:44pm melinda:

The Vangelis score was nice too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:44pm hyde:

@melinda i love the year of living dangerously. the c. j. koch book it's adapted from is really good too.
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 8:44pm geezerette:

almost sounds Moroccan, which totally makes sense.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:44pm Flash Strap:

really cool cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 8:45pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:46pm melinda:

@hyde: I haven't seen it in a long time but probably worth re-watching. I liked it a lot too. Linda Hunt portraying a male character was a really bold move at the time, too.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:47pm Flash Strap:

Some of Vangelis' best work is on that score. I like the score about ten times more than I like the movie, though I'm a little hard on Peter Weir since he never did a film as good as Picnic at Hanging Rock again

similarly, love the score of Gallipoli, not crazy about the film.

Great cinematography in both though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:48pm hyde:

i confess that i think The Last Wave is better than Picnic. though i love both movies.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:48pm Flash Strap:

Linda Hunt is really good, yeah. wow is she good
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:49pm Flash Strap:

well, shit. I haven't seen The Last Wave. Never could get ahold of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:49pm melinda:

It was a departure from Picnic at Hanging Rock, true. I think I saw Picnic later, though. Even more of a departure was....Witness. Last Wave, yes! Might be my fave of the three.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:50pm hyde:

holy heck. man. you have to see The Last Wave!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:50pm melinda:

You gotta see The Last Wave! It must be somewhere.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:52pm Flash Strap:

I will, I will! Always wanted to.

you know, i attribute this partly to lowered expectations (and never having read the source material), but I actually really like Master & Commander, in a way
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:53pm Flash Strap:

Oh hell, and I haven't seen Mosquito Coast, which seems pretty essential, whether it's good or not
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:55pm hyde:

i do also think his Hollywood movies are a bit of a step down from Last Wave and Picnic, but there's still a lot there. Witness is fine. Mosquito Coast is sort of underrated and pretty good. Fearless i really like. Truman Show and Dead Poets are really interesting for Hollywood movies.

it's a drag that after Master and Commander he sort of dropped out.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:57pm Flash Strap:

i agree on all points there, Hyde.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 8:59pm Flash Strap:

this is such a cool piece. you can read notes on it here: buhrecords.bandcamp.com...
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 8:59pm geezerette:

this is a stellar show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 8:59pm hyde:

though i guess he made some movie in 2010 with Ed Harris, Colin Farrell and Saoirse Roman called The Way Back? i don't know anything about that.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:00pm Flash Strap:

me either, Hyde... wonder how it was
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:03pm Dean:

"Intestinal wars"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:03pm Dave in Vermont:

Just tuning in. I just watched The Way Back the other day - mostly because I saw Peter Weir's name.
It was ambitious but not that well directed. Or maybe I missed the point of the style. The story was decent but I felt it should have been more moving.
It based on a true story of a Pole who was accused of being a spy in post WWII Poland and sent to Siberia, who then ended up leading an escape, which ended up taking the survivors over the Himalayas into India.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:04pm Flash Strap:

So it reads in Flores' own notes, and I hope it is not a typo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:04pm melinda:

I remember liking Witness when it first came out. Then I saw a film of John Waters' one-man stage show in which he recounts a story of a couple who were so offended by one of his films that they called the cops about it. He said if they can call the cops on his movie he reserves the right to call the cops on the barn raising scene in Witness. I guess its blatant and contrived feel-goodyness was equally offensive to him, which I found hilarious and I haven't been able to take it seriously since then. The rest of the movie is probably ok.
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:04pm Dean:

I mean, I can relate, particularly if the reference is to Lima beans, but the concept kinda distracts from the vibe.
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:05pm Dean:

I'm guessing "internecine" might be the intended term.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:06pm hyde:

@melinda hahahaha. i liked that movie (but haven't seen it since 1985), but i totally get that. it is a really self serious piece, as i remember it. still, i saw it twice when it came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:07pm hyde:

@Dave in Vermont huh, interesting. thanks for the review!
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:07pm geezerette:

Dean,that's what I thought.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:07pm Flash Strap:

I like to think he's relating a primeval state of society to the viscera of the body, the sort of thing the surrealists or Burroughs would do. You might be right about internecine, though
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:08pm melinda:

Great set here, Flash.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:08pm Flash Strap:

That is a great story, Melinda. God I can relate to that sentiment
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dave, and thanks for the knowledge!
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:09pm geezerette:

It's a mind movie in any case.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:09pm Flash Strap:

thanks melinda!
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Back from dinner. It was a creamy, tomato-y, shrimpy delight! Now for some Explorers Desserts!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:11pm Flash Strap:

H'ark! Shrimpy Delights with Doug

Bless you for returning to our dessert cart Doug
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:12pm Dean:

Thirsty Moon. Man, it has been years, although I don't know this one at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:13pm Dave in Vermont:

Really like and appreciate The Truman Show and Witness is a movie I have always liked, though there are some overly sentimental Hollywood moments like the barn-raising and the scene where he convinces her to dance to the radio. Haven's seen Picnic... in a very long time but remember being enthralled by it. Thanks all for the tip on The Last Wave which I just added to my Netflix queue.
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:13pm Doug Schulkind:

I would wander a thousand deserts for your sumptuosity, Flash Strap.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:27pm hyde:

i'm reading more about the Last Wave now (on the seminal Australian film site Senses of Cinema) and I'm remembering how when it showed in a film class when i was a college student in the 80's io went to 3 screenings of it in a week when it was showing and i hope i'm not overselling it but damn everyone should see this movie
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:30pm Flash Strap:

will do, Hyde, and that is a promise

btw, just watched A Woman Under the Influence and I feel like it's impossible to oversell it, I'm having one of those moments over it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:32pm hyde:

this is some odd Tony Coe...i had hoped someone uploaded the fishing series to Youtube, but alas it seems no
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:33pm Flash Strap:

yeah, I'd really like to see it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:34pm melinda:

I saw Woman Under the Influence at the library yesterday and considered it but chose Jane Campion's 'Sweetie' and a documentary about the murder of an early 20th century union organizer instead. Tough choices.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:36pm hyde:

@Flash Cassavetes is such an amazing figure. I saw Gloria for the first time not too long ago. That movie is genius.

The Colombo he directed (Etude in Black) is one of my faves, too. Those two acting against each other is *spectacular*.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:38pm Flash Strap:

That is maybe the best Columbo, in my opinion. Top 3, anyway
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:40pm Flash Strap:

highly recommend it for the next trip to the library Melinda! Gena Rowlands' performance is the definition of genius
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:41pm Dean:

I met Peter Falk at UCLA in '84 during the Olympic Arts Festival. It was a performance by Piccolo Teatro di Milano of The Tempest in Italian. He was in the audience, and the person with whom I attended the show had long before purchased one of Falk's paintings, so he felt obligated to speak with him. I was fairly blown away by the play.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:41pm hyde:

@Dean wow!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:42pm Flash Strap:

@Dean: wow wow wow

Peter Falk is one of my biggest personal heroes
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:46pm Dean:

Saw Jon Voigt, too, FBOW. I have to say, though, that the festival itself was SO formative for my thespian ambitions. I'm not an actor, but I loved having been an amateur, and the shows that traveled to LA were AMAZING.
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:47pm Flash Strap:

that's so cool, man
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:49pm Flash Strap:

some epic monologuing in this song, get ready if you don't know

I mean, don't miss a word if you can help it
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:51pm geezerette:

Never heard Abner Jay before, OMG!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:52pm geezerette:

LOVE this!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Abner jay is an American genius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:52pm hyde:

@geezerette me either, this is great..
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:54pm geezerette:

hyde,let's find that time machine & buy that man a drink!
  Thu. 12/22/16 9:55pm Dean:

Maybe he meant "intestinal"?
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:55pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:57pm hyde:

it's kind of ironical that for once i don't have to work tomorrow so i was psyched that i could stay up and hang out with The Cool Blue Flame and inevitably what happens is there is no Cool Blue Flame tonight! if anyone needs me, i'll just be here screaming WHYYYYYY and shaking my fist helplessly at the sky
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 9:59pm melinda:

Night Evan & all!
Avatar    Thu. 12/22/16 9:59pm geezerette:

oh no,hyde!

Evan,gonna listen to this again!

Happy Holidays friends!
Avatar Thu. 12/22/16 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Sorry I can't go extra long for you Hyde, if I'd known I would have planned on it!

Goodnight friends&fellows. see you next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 10:00pm melinda:

We'll have to pretend that the stream is the Flame.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 12/22/16 10:02pm hyde:

haha, it's fine. just so typical of my life. i'll just have to entertain myself. thanks!
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