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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options January 5, 2017: Through a Veil of Moon Mist: Adventures in Time & Space

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro         Nasa Voyager recording, Jupiter Sounds   
P. Willsher & K. Chesher  Time Machine   Options Electroshake  DeWolfe  1968    0:02:24 ()
Bill Stern (Narrator), Bill Simon (Music)  The Time Machine   Options Stories Adapted From Classics Illustrated Magazine: Space Stories And Sounds    1959    0:04:27 ()
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  Time Machine   Options Adventure in Time    1956    0:11:54 ()
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  World Without Time   Options Adventure in Time    1956    0:14:32 ()
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  The Minute   Options Adventure in Time    1956    0:17:42 ()
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra  The Stone Age   Options Adventure in Time    1956    0:20:37 ()
William Loose  Time and Space   Options Capitol Hi-Q Series D 107-108 - Oceans & Ghosts        0:23:46 ()
David Hoyt Kimball  Inchiesta Sul Futuro   Options Atmosfere N. 1  Le Monde  1971    0:25:15 ()
Bernie Green and His Orchestra  Futura   Options Futura  RCA Stereo Action  1961    0:26:31 ()
Raymond Scott  General Motors: Futurama   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.        0:28:25 ()
Jean-Jacques Perrey  Passport to the Future   Options Moog Indigo    1970    0:29:19 ()
Sally Starr  City in Space   Options Sally Starr's Adventure To The Moon    1959    0:31:54 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Morton Subotnick 
Silver Apples of the Moon   Options Silver Apples of the Moon        0:34:53 ()
Jimmie Haskell  Blast Off   Options Count Down!    1959    0:42:06 ()
Jimmie Haskell  Weightlessness Blues   Options Count Down!    1959    0:43:25 ()
Jimmie Haskell  Moonlight Cha Cha Cha   Options Count Down!    1959    0:45:55 ()
Jimmie Haskell  Moon Mist   Options Count Down!    1959    0:47:37 ()
Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo  Moon Gas   Options Moon Gas    1963    0:50:10 ()
Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo  Stella by Starlight   Options Moon Gas    1963    0:51:35 ()
Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo  Maid of the Moon   Options Moon Gas    1963    0:54:29 ()
Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo  Space Reflex (Blues in 5/4)   Options Moon Gas    1963    0:57:11 ()
Kid Baltan  Sonic of the Second Moon   Options Song Of The Second Moon: The Sonic Vibrations Of Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan    1968  orig. released under a different name in 1957  1:00:21 ()
Tom Dissevelt  Moon Maid   Options Song Of The Second Moon: The Sonic Vibrations Of Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan    1968    1:03:03 ()
Joe Meek & The Blue Men  Orbit Around The Moon   Options I Hear A New World    1960    1:06:15 ()
Nino Nardini  Découverte Lunaire   Options Musique Pour Le Futur  Mondiophone/Crea Sound  1970    1:08:47 ()
Nino Nardini  Station X   Options Musique Pour Le Futur  Mondiophone/Crea Sound  1970    1:09:31 ()
Brian Harnetty  The Moon   Options The Star Faced One: From the Sun Ra / El Saturn Archives        1:11:32 ()
Peter Thomas Sound Orchester  Bolero on the Moon Rocks   Options Raumpatrouille - Space Patrol - Commando Spatial  Phillips  1966    1:12:50 ()
Harry Revel & Leslie Baxter & Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman  Mist o' the Moon   Options Music Out Of The Moon: Music Unusual Featuring The Theremin    1947    1:14:59 ()
The Blue Jeans  Moon Mist   Options D.J. Theme / Moon Mist 7"    1965    1:17:23 ()
The Johnny Harris Orchestra   Footprints on the Moon   Options Footprints on the Moon / Lulu's Theme 7"    1969    1:20:38 ()
Marty Manning  The Moon is Low   Options The Twilight Zone - A Sound Adventure In Space    1961    1:23:24 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Ventures 
The Fourth Dimension   Options Ventures in Space        1:25:35 ()
Marty Manning  The Unknown   Options The Twilight Zone - A Sound Adventure In Space    1961    1:34:24 ()
Marty Manning  Forbidden Planet   Options The Twilight Zone - A Sound Adventure In Space    1961    1:37:15 ()
Russ Garcia  Volcanoes on Mercury   Options Fantastica: Music from Outer Space    1958    1:38:26 ()
Russ Garcia  Monsters of Jupiter   Options Fantastica: Music from Outer Space    1958    1:42:33 ()
Ferrante & Teicher  Man From Mars   Options Soundproof!    1956    1:45:06 ()
Joe Meek & The Blue Men  Valley of the Saroos   Options I Hear A New World    1960    1:47:46 ()
Joe Meek & The Blue Men  Love Dance of the Saroos   Options I Hear A New World    1960    1:51:21 ()
Douglas Wood  Boy on Space   Options Rythm - Industrial Underscore  Studio G  1976    1:52:54 ()
Augustyn Bloch  Women in the Space   Options Unusual Sounds Vol.1 – Reflections  Sonoton      1:54:41 ()
Mel Henke  Woman in Space   Options La Dolce Henke    1962    1:56:30 ()
Ken Nordine  Outer Space   Options Son of Word Jazz    1957    1:58:32 ()
Vera Gray/Desmond Briscoe  Journey into Space   Options Listen, Move And Dance No. 4 - Moving Percussion And Electronic Sound Pictures    1966    2:01:54 ()
John Hill  Clear in the Black   Options Six Moons of Jupiter    1970  followed by The Emptiness Cries, followed by Still In Our Dreaming  2:03:24 ()
Joe Meek & The Blue Men  I Hear a New World   Options I Hear A New World    1960    2:04:27 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
  Space Escapade    1958    2:06:40 ()
Bobby Christian & His Orchestra  Midnight Sun   Options Strings for a Space Age    1962    2:16:35 ()
Paul Tanner, Andre Montero & His Orchestra  Misty Moon Blues   Options Music for Heavenly Bodies    1959  Tanner on theremin  2:19:37 ()
Fred Lowery  Moon Love   Options Walking Along Kicking the Leaves    1957    2:20:36 ()
Roy Harte and Milt Holland  Moonrays   Options Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments of Roy Harte and Milt Holland    1961    2:23:11 ()
Martin Denny / Si Zentner   Tribe of the Moon   Options Exotica Suite    1962  comp. Les Baxter  2:25:28 ()
Ferrante & Teicher  Orchids in the Moonlight   Options Soundblast - The Sound Of Tomorrow Today!    1956    2:27:43 ()
The Out-Islanders  Moon Mist   Options Polynesian Fantasy    1961    2:30:25 ()
Warren Barker  Moonflowers   Options William Holden Presents: A Musical Touch of Far Away Places    1959    2:33:23 ()
Dominic Frontiere  Moon Goddess (Ixchel)   Options Pagan Festival - An Exotic Love Ritual For Orchestra    1959    2:35:50 ()
Don Ralke  Moon Goddess   Options The Savage and the Sensuous Bongos        2:38:25 ()
The Ventures  Love Goddess of Venus   Options Ventures in Space    1964    2:41:18 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Paul Tanner, Andre Montero & His Orchestra 
20th Century Venus   Options Music for Heavenly Bodies        2:45:10 ()
Les Baxter    Space Escapade    1958    2:51:00 ()
Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo  Isn't It Odd?   Options Moon Gas        2:56:56 ()


Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/5/17 6:52pm MrFab:

Am I ever looking forward to this show - was feeling SpaceAge-y just the other day. Listened to the "UltraLounge Space-capades" album for the first time in ages.
  Thu. 1/5/17 6:52pm Ehd:

HI Evan!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 6:53pm Flash Strap:

Evening all! Let's explore space and time
  Thu. 1/5/17 6:53pm Ehd:

Hello MrFab
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 6:54pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ehd! Mr Fab! Glad this is gonna hit the spot for ya, Fab
  Thu. 1/5/17 6:58pm JtotheK:

Good evening Mr Flash Strap and explorers.
  Thu. 1/5/17 6:59pm MrFab:

Hi gang! Yeah, you are right on my (cosmic) wavelength today Evan.

Here's a scary thought: those Ultralounge comps came out 22 years ago. We are almost as far removed from the exotica/Lounge revival as the revival was from the original exotica era.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi there, J-K! Happy New Year, all
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:02pm Flash Strap:

I was thinking that not too long ago, and that I was very glad to be part of the 3rd wave, or whatever you'd call the current moment in Explorers Rooms
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:07pm Flash Strap:

we're gonna mess around in time before we focus on the age of space. gotta get to the future somehow
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:10pm hyde:

ohmigod, the Ultra Lounge comps came out 22 years ago? don't mind me while i reach for my rheumatiz medicine
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 7:12pm Scraps:

hey h'lo
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi Old Hyde
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:13pm Flash Strap:

H'lo y'self Scraps
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:15pm hyde:

i'll admit that as a kid, i spent an inordinate amount of time pondering the "which three books to take" question from the george pal time machine movie
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:16pm Flash Strap:

what were your childhood choices? I must know!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:16pm hyde:

which, now that i think about it, is probably another reason to reach for the rheumatiz medicine
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 7:17pm doctorjazz:

Nice stuff!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:18pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doc!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:23pm hyde:

@flash i would go back and forth. i knew i would need something practical, and my brother had stuff like Bradford Angier's How To Live in the Woods and the Army Guide To Survival, so I would generally pick one of those. But i'd also need fiction and history! so I would likely go for The Phantom Tollbooth or one of the John Christopher Tripods books and then something like what my father would read as general history, like the Kenneth Clark Civilization. But there were so many choices! It used to torture me to try and pick three.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:23pm Flash Strap:

holy moly this is a weird record.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:25pm Little Danny:

This William Loose is wonderful - hi Flash, hi all!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:27pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:29pm Little Danny:

Flash, I can't think of a better DJ to send up The Future for three hours! Loving this so much
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 7:29pm Scraps:

God, it sounds like Firesign
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:31pm Flash Strap:

I can think of one, LD. You know who
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 7:32pm Scraps:

I so loved the Tripods books. And Norton Juster, too, but the Tripods books felt like I was living them.
  Thu. 1/5/17 7:33pm JtotheK:

That Moog Indigo lp continues to elude me. Cool track!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:34pm hyde:

this show is reminding me that the future of space travel used to be hopeful, and not some weird Elon Musk vision of leaving behind a scorched earth.

@Scraps i actually reread some of the Tripods books as an adult maybe 15 years ago, and they totally stood up. They are really good.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:35pm Flash Strap:

"WE GOTTA LOTTA WORK FOR YA WELCOME TO THE FUTURE BOYS"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 7:35pm Scraps:

When I joined science fiction fandom, I discovered John Christopher's books were boys books. There were nothing to involve girls; almost no female characters at all.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:37pm hyde:

@Scraps yeah, agreed. they don't stand up on that angle.
  Thu. 1/5/17 7:38pm MrFab:

Had the pleasure to meet both JJ Perrey and Morton Subotnick. Not at the same time.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:40pm Little Danny:

Wait, moog, so I thought it was rhymed with "rogue."
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:43pm Flash Strap:

Well, that's definitely how Moog is pronounced, but I didn't want to spoil JJP's Mood Indigo pun
  Thu. 1/5/17 7:43pm MrFab:

You are correct Danny. Been trying to tell peeps that for years!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:46pm Flash Strap:

Had I said Mogue Indigo, it would have been a case of pronouncing the name/instrument right but nonetheless pronouncing the name of the LP very wrong. Classic DJ Catch 22
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:46pm hyde:

the DJ's Dilemma
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 7:47pm Scraps deSelby:

i'm going to listen not comment now. I'm in my room, which means i'm on my ipad. Two or three of the playlists suddenly end on the comments; I don't see them, and can't travel out the bottom of the screen. Explorers Room is one of them. (I posted just now in my office; I'm going to go back to my room. See ya!)
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:47pm Flash Strap:

jealous of both encounters, Fab
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:47pm Little Danny:

Haha, I love it. You did the right thing Flash!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:48pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh hey! I was just over on WFMU's test stream working out technical issues with the stream's next new show! (Special word of mystery: It will be from an "international" location.)
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Hi Doug! New exotic flavour of show!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:49pm Flash Strap:

will miss ya, Scraps, but all i really need is your ears
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:50pm Flash Strap:

ok, here we are, this is the best space album ever probably.

MOOOON GAAAS
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:51pm hyde:

i for one look forward to the new wfmu pirate broadcasts coming from an undisclosed offshore location
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:52pm Flash Strap:

me too Hyde
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:53pm Flash Strap:

This is one of the greatest records of all time, all time
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 7:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Two of my favorite phrases in the English language: "Flash Strap" and "This is one of the greatest records of all time."

Preferably when uttered together.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:00pm Flash Strap:

aw shucks, you're gonna make me nudge the dirt with my toe! You're gonna make me demur!
  Thu. 1/5/17 8:02pm JtotheK:

Moon Gas is great, gets spun at the JtotheK household frequently.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:03pm Flash Strap:

So great, J-K!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Doug Payne has a nice little write-up on Moon Gas: dougpayne.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:04pm melinda:

hi Evan & friends! Space theme, yes!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:05pm Flash Strap:

I always thought this Song Of The Second Moon material sounded pretty adventurous, even in the context of 1968... but then I found out it originally dates to 1957! Yowza
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:08pm hyde:

yay, melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:11pm melinda:

It's fun to hear different versions of Future music, Nardini vs. Meek for instance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:14pm melinda:

I've been watching old Star Trek recently, this show fits nicely.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:14pm Flash Strap:

I thought it might be, Melinda! I'm glad you agree
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:14pm Little Danny:

I wish the rest of the Raumpatrouille soundtrack was that good
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:15pm Flash Strap:

god i love old Trek
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:16pm hyde:

@melinda heh, i watched a bung=ch of old Treks recently too. someone (the BBC channel? which seems weird) had a New Year's weekend marathon. I saw tribbles, and Nazis, and Chicago gangsters. Good times, good times.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:17pm Flash Strap:

haha me too. Couple great LD/Office Naps tracks coming up, btw.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:19pm hyde:

huh, in case you're wondering, by bung=ch, i mean "bunch". sheesh.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:19pm Flash Strap:

love the one with the two Kirks! I REALLY love Kirk for some reason. Such an underrated performance, in a way
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:20pm Little Danny:

Ahhhh, "Moon Mist"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:21pm melinda:

I only really started watching a couple of years ago. As a child I thought it was boring and looked ugly, though I liked Spock. I think he came across as a large handsome elf, the Vulcan coldness trait was over my head.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:22pm hyde:

@Flash Strap there is something about Shatner's overacting that is somehow oddly appealing. The othet New Year's weekend thing that i saw was the Twilight Zone with him in the airplane with the gremlin, which is just beyond amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 8:22pm Ike:

Original Trek is great. Be sure also to watch the underrated Star Trek: DS9 if you haven't before. It's a great show, but as with TNG, you must skip most of season 1, when it went through terrible growing pains. All of Trek is on Netflix (U.S.).
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:22pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh boy am I loving this.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:23pm Flash Strap:

for all appreciation and all queries related to Moon Mist and Footprints on the Moon, I direct you to Little Danny, the SOURCE
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:23pm melinda:

Saw Tribbles for the first time last night, before that it was an episode featuring one of the actors from Bob Newhart's therapy group, kind of an odd and unexpected casting.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:24pm hyde:

@melinda Leonard Nimoy is pretty much just a great actor. i love to watch him and Shatner together, because one is a great actor and one is a bad actor, but the chemistry still works. it's sort of unbelievable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:25pm melinda:

@hyde: Shatner really grows on you, it's true. Watch him enough and the overacting seems normal. I agree they had good chemistry.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:26pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Flash Strap/Little Danny = Lou Gehrig/Babe Ruth
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:28pm melinda:

It was exciting and kind of weird to see Nimoy in the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the first non-Spock role I remember.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 8:28pm Ike:

This ancient relic of a website can help you figure out which Trek episodes you MUST skip: www.joereiss.net...
Anything rating below a 6.0-ish average in this survey is generally an episode so unbelievably terrible (and/or unbelievably boring) that it will cause your face to melt off of your face (TM Dave Hill).
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:30pm hyde:

@melinda i love the Philip Kaufman Body Snatchers
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:33pm melinda:

It's great, isn't it? I couldn't fully appreciate it at first viewing (I was only seven and it was quite scary, too) but watched again as an adult and loved it.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:33pm Little Danny:

I love you Doug
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:34pm hyde:

i think Kaufman had a great directorial run from The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid right on up thru The Right Stuff. and then he just seemed to spit the bit and disappear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:35pm melinda:

I haven't seen either of those, maybe I should check them out.
  Thu. 1/5/17 8:36pm MrFab:

Crew members in groovy miniskirts and bouffants, the opening theme, cheesy action and fx, alien babes in bikinis, and Nimoy 'n' Shatner - the Abbot and Costello of sci-fi. Yep, the original Trek's the only one for me.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:37pm Flash Strap:

I'm just going to say it: I think Shatner's work on the original series, and some of the flicks too, is very very good. I think he's a good actor! Not now, or even for some time, in his bilious self-parody phase, but I think the guy is insanely talented
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:37pm melinda:

@Ike: thanks for the recommendation. I liked TNG, don't remember if I saw any of the 1st season.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:38pm Doug Schulkind:

@Little Danny
If I may quote Teri Garr's Inga from Young Frankenstein: "The feeling is mootchull!"
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:38pm hyde:

The Right Stuff is the last movie that i went to in a theater that had an intermission! it's good, but pretty long. Great Northfield is one of the great 70's westerns, imo.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:39pm Flash Strap:

re: the Shat – not that he's not hilarious and absurd in the best of times
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:40pm Flash Strap:

this LP is the source of the awesome image atop this page right now, btw
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:41pm hyde:

@Flash i get that. i mostly have an aversion to overacting, which is why i guess i think he is "bad". but he also kind of falls into the category of scenery chewers like Lee Marvin, who are so invested in their scenery chewing that it becomes enjoyable in its own right
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 8:42pm ἶ k ε:

I took my laptop into the bathroom and this show sounded especially GREAT in there. It's the tile, I guess.
  Thu. 1/5/17 8:42pm DL in LA:

Lovin' the show.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:44pm glenn:

shatner received a whole lot of critical acclaim when he was on stage at the stratford festival. his over acting is basically what keeps him working.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:44pm Flash Strap:

I hear you Hyde. Lee Marvin is so amazing though
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:44pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi DL in LA! Hi Glenn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:46pm melinda:

Monsters of Jupiter sounded like old Trek music.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:47pm Flash Strap:

totally, Melinda
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:48pm Flash Strap:

belated Hi to you Ike, with the tile bathroom!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:49pm hyde:

i *love* Lee Marvin. but there is no denying his attempts to utterly dominate any scene that he is in, ever. it is just his thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 8:50pm doctorjazz:

Gotta run, but been enjoying the celestial sounds!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:51pm Flash Strap:

absolutely, especially the master class: The Wild One

there are exceptions though. He's entirely taciturn sometimes, such as Boorman's Point Blank.

I love him in Dirty Dozen so much
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 8:53pm Flash Strap:

adios Doc, been great having you in the office tonight
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:00pm still b/p:

Hiya. Here to have my Tang topped off.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:02pm hyde:

@Flash in Point Blank he is fantastic, but even there i feel like he is turning being taciturn into something that, i don't know, smolders. which is not generally what you'd expect from taciturnity.

don't get me wrong; i think he's great.

i actually think that a lot of what i think gives him gravity as an actor is that he really was a combat marine. he killed people and got shot twice in wwII and ended up an actor sort of by happenstance. the roles i really like him in are the early 50's western stuff where he projects real menace, and the late 60's war movies where it's clear he knows what war is actually like. he still kind of overdoes it, acting wise, but that's ok by me.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P and B/P's tang!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:06pm Flash Strap:

agree, agree, agree, Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 9:08pm melinda:

hi b/p!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:09pm still b/p:

Good evening, melinda and all.

It's like Mr. Blonde from Reservoir Dogs is here in the circle:
"I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan aren't ya. Yeah me too. I love that guy."
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:10pm quinn:

awh bummed i tuned in late, yet glad to be here .。o○☆*゚+.☆。+゚
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:18pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn! glad to have ya, late or whenever
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:29pm Flash Strap:

next one's a doozy, heads up
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:32pm Flash Strap:

SUCH good SAX
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:36pm quinn:

saxophone is the queen of instruments
  Thu. 1/5/17 9:37pm MrFab:

Gave it a noir feel. Space-Age Noir, a genre whose time has come.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:38pm Flash Strap:

yes and yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/5/17 9:38pm melinda:

This is kind of Trekky, too.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:39pm still b/p:

...with plenty of shots of stripey light coming into dark offices or apartments through Venusian blinds.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:39pm Flash Strap:

Trek's music is such through and through exotica sometimes. It's one of the reasons I love it
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:39pm Doug Schulkind:

My beloved is making this amazing caramelized onion tort for dinner. It smells otherwordly. The thing is, it's taking forever and we haven't had dinner yet. (If this were Madrid, it would be right on time.) The other thing is, I get to listen to the entire Explorers Room.

This is a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
-almost missed the flight completely...
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Time for some slow tort reform!

Hi C! Great to see ya pal!
  Thu. 1/5/17 9:44pm MrFab:

b/p: "Venusian blinds" - I see what you did there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 9:45pm coelacanth∅:

(i have been enjoying for 15-20 min... and wondering what the King of instruments is. ...is it the mellotron??)
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:47pm GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO:

For those preparing to tune in tomorrow morning at 6am (ET) for DJ Micah's debut broadcast on the Drummer Stream...

Due to unforeseen circumstances, he will not be on tomorrow.

But you will get:

GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME (9-noon)
Featuring a Soultacular program featuring the soul gems that closed every GTDS show of 2016. (And the best track is always saved for last.)

HINKY DINKY TIME (12-3pm)
Uncle Michael has a cool entirely crowdsourced radio show in store for you tomorrow. Place a request on UM's playlist beginning at 7:30am (here: wfmu.org... ) and get it played on the show!

THE JASON ELBOGEN SHOW (3-6pm)
Live from Studio C at WFMU in Jersey City, NJ!

[all times eastern]

In short, it'll be a long day of loving radio!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:47pm hyde:

aw, it's coelecanth! imo, the king of instruments, my friend, is the drum. the drum!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:49pm hyde:

@Doug. whoa. i'll be at work for your show (insert sad face here) but home for the Hinky and Dinky. need to remember to post a request in the AM!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:49pm Little Danny:

Superb show Evan! I know I'll be returning to the archive soon
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:50pm still b/p:

So I had to take a closer look at the Flash Strap icon...and then I took a search-hop and follow-click to a site -- mm-mmmm -- full of mid-20th century illustration. Now look what you've done/where I'm going!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:50pm Little Danny:

Why dontcha pull up a chair over at the Cool Blue Flame? wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:51pm GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO:

Little Cool Blue Danny here!!! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 9:52pm coelacanth∅:

hy, hyde! well if the drum ain't king, it's the God of instruments.
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:53pm Flash Strap:

I found that illustration in a really cool little book of almost no scientific or anthropologic value, about mesoamerican artifacts, b/p
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:53pm Flash Strap:

Thanks LD!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:54pm Flash Strap:

For the record, the Explorers Room recognizes NO king, of instruments or otherwise! Down with kings!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:57pm hyde:

in light of recent events, the peasant of instruments is the drum!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:59pm hyde:

{note: i'm like that guy in Catch 22 who welcomes anyone who takes over the town}
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 9:59pm Flash Strap:

very wisely anti-royalist of you, revolutionary Hyde, viva la dictatorship of the drummertariat

And with this last exquisite selection from the wonderful MOON GAS, I bid you all a most good night. Thanks for listening!
Avatar Thu. 1/5/17 10:00pm hyde:

thanks, great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/5/17 10:02pm coelacanth:

(oops) ...Thanks Evan!
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