Options Vocal Fry with Dan Bodah: Playlist from July 31, 2017 Options

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Options July 31, 2017: 92: Animal talk

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Joni Mitchell  Talk to Me   Options The Essential Jaco Pastorius  Capitol  0:00:00 ()
The Meters  Chicken Strut   Options Struttin'  Atlantic  0:03:47 ()
Slim Gaillard  Chicken Rhythm   Options Laughing In Rhythm: The Best Of The Verve Years  Verve  0:06:27 ()
Cliff Carlisle  Shanghai Rooster Yodel   Options Blue Yodeler And Steel Guitar Wizard  Arhoolie  0:09:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Necks 
Silverwater   Options Silverwater  ReR Megacorp  0:12:13 ()
The Beatles  Hey Bulldog   Options Magical Mystery Tour  Apple  0:15:20 ()
Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs  Little Red Riding Hood   Options Little Red Riding Hood  Caribe  0:18:06 ()
Rufus Thomas  Tiger Man (King of the Jungle)   Options Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man 1950-1957  Document Records  0:20:35 ()
Affabre Chamber Singers  Duetto buffo di due gatti   Options Affabre Bis  Affabre  0:23:15 ()
Ylvis  The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)   Options Single  Urheim  0:27:42 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Necks 
Silverwater   Options Silverwater  ReR Megacorp  0:31:21 ()
Pink Floyd  Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict   Options Ummagumma  Pink Floyd Music Ltd.  0:35:10 ()
Jaoa Gilberto  O Pato (The Duck)   Options Rosa Morena  Chard  0:40:17 ()
Olga Podluzhnaya (Ольга ПодлужнаяY)  Sky Songs   Options Uutai: Live Jew's Harp  Proton LLC  0:42:35 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
The Dezurik Sisters 
Whippoorwill Song   Options Yodel and Sing their Greatest Hits  Mississippi  0:47:25 ()
Anne LeBaron  Floodsongs: Bullfrog's Liturgy (perf. Solaris Vocal Ensemble)   Options Floodsongs  Albany  0:48:55 ()
 
Meredith Monk  Insect   Options Songs From the Hill  Wergo  0:52:02 ()
Zabe i Babe  Pcelice   Options Drumovi  Bison  0:53:08 ()
Jehan Vaillant  Par maintes foy   Options same  Always Classical  0:55:57 ()
Larkin Grimm  Trying to Fight the Rules of Time (That Old Crow)   Options Moons of June  Larkin Grimm  0:57:14 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:02pm Kat in Chicago:

I forgot about the opening lines of this song. Trying to imagine Joni Mitchell urinating in a parking lot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:05pm chris:

caw! er, hello.
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:06pm gd0:

You ARE gonna play the Super Chicken theme song, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:07pm Kat in Chicago:

Somehow this is exactly what I want to hear right now
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:08pm Dean:

Guru Guru, "Chicken Rock"
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:09pm Dan Bodah:

Hi all! Loads of critters on deck for you tonight. Happy to hear your suggestions for more -- if I don't get to them tonight, I might another week soon,
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:09pm Dan Bodah:

I'm looking specifically for music with human voices imitating animals or insects or fish or birds or water bears or whatnot
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:15pm geezerette:

This is great! Yippie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:16pm Michael 98145:

Does "Werewolves Of London" count?
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:17pm cat:

yes yippie!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:17pm geezerette:

:D
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:18pm cat:

i was down in a hen house on my knees/ i thought i heard a chicken sneeze/ it was only a rooster sayin his prayers/ thankin his god for the hens upstairs
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:20pm ?:

i once was stealing a chicken to eat and the farmer almost caught me, but i said "aint nobody here but us chickens" and the farmer believed me. he was dumb as hell
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:23pm JakeGould:

Good show. And for those who like comedy, Trump just tweeted this in the last hour, “A great day at the White House!”
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:24pm geezerette:

!!! :D He's nuts.
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:24pm xtine:

fantastic show!
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:24pm xtine:

hi Dan!!!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:24pm Dan Bodah:

They could use some chickens in the White House
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:24pm Dan Bodah:

Hi Xtine!!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:25pm geezerette:

hahahaaaaaaah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:25pm Kat in Chicago:

Chickens couldn't do worse at this point.
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:26pm Dean:

http://www.sibetrans.com/trans/articulo/94/crickets-in-the-concert-hall-a-history-of-animals-in-western-music

I was thinking of medieval and Renaissance imitations, e.g., Janequin, mentioned in the article.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:27pm chris:

true fact, chickens are already in the whitehouse. today's tweet is the proof of the improvement over the trial run which resulted in 'covfefe' being sent out
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:27pm JakeGould:

I’ve seen chickens play tic-tac-toe. They are ready to make hard decisions.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:27pm geezerette:

Kurt Schwitters Choral Society.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:27pm Dan Bodah:

@Dean -- thanks for the link! I have a couple of Renaissance/early music pieces lines up
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:29pm Froggie:

Thanks for Hey Bulldog!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:29pm geezerette:

I'd like to see the wardrobe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:29pm steve:

wow now this is a find right here
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:29pm JakeGould:

I don’t believe you are playing the Fox song.
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:30pm rw:

Holy cow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:31pm Michael 98145:

yup
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:31pm Dan Bodah:

My only regret is that Gangam Style has no animal imitations in it
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:32pm JakeGould:

@Dan: Your regret… My blessing…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:32pm Kat in Chicago:

I am unclear as to how and why that last recording exists
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:33pm Dean:

Who let the dogs out?
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:33pm JakeGould:

The same person who stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
  Mon. 7/31/17 7:34pm Dean:

Peanut, peanut butter, jelly jelly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:39pm mcginniwa:

"What does the Fox say" is pretty great satire of current pop song writing. It emulates the form perfectly while subverting it with absurd subject matter. I.e. you can have a "hit" about nothing at all if you paint by these numbers.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:39pm JakeGould:

Whatever the fox says is… I’m tired… So tired… My soul… Tired… So… Tired…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:40pm Jeff:

I was totally stoked to hear "What Does the Fox Say?" on WFMU. It's pleasingly crazed, and makes me smile.

I remember hearing it back when it was A Thing, although unsurprisingly the way I found out about it was that it was such a sensation in whatever world it existed in that parodies started being created which in turn leaked into my world...
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:40pm JakeGould:

@Jeff: So did Weird Al do a parody that was like, “What does Fox news say?”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:41pm Jeff:

@Jake: I hope not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:42pm Michael 98145:

what Jeff said
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:42pm Kat in Chicago:

That was a hit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:44pm mcginniwa:

On Youtube
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:44pm Jeff:

What was a hit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:45pm mcginniwa:

"3 years ago, 684,029,336 views"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:46pm Jeff:

On the subject of life before Google:

I've really really loved that Chuck & Beans comic on the subject ever since I first saw it. It's perfect.

loyalkng.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:46pm mcginniwa:

P.S. I hate it when my brain drops a piece of vocabulary. Obviously "parody" is more accurate than "satire of form". Sheesh.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:49pm dale:

fun show! hello shirly - this is squirelly. 10-4!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:50pm JakeGould:

Parody means nothing in the age of Trump. Could Aaron Sorkin’s overwrought mind have come up with DA MOOCH?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:51pm Jeff:

@mcginniwa: I have blank spots in sentences where I know there's an exactly right word which isn't immediately coming to me all the time. Sometimes I google for synonyms to an almost-right word. In fact, I did it just then to get parody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:51pm mcginniwa:

Speaking of DA MOOCH, my nomination for Weird Al song is "What does DA MOOCH say?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:52pm Richard S:

DA MOOCH says "I'm outta here!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:52pm Kat in Chicago:

OMG if Olga P visited the station Ken would plotz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:52pm mcginniwa:

@Jeff I would say something deeply meaningful and informed, but I can remember the word right now ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:53pm mcginniwa:

s/can/can't/
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:54pm Jeff:

Sorkin's Mooch would be completely unlike the real one - using words which went together much better and came in long fast strings in one take.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:54pm Richard S:

More like Joe "Goodfellas" Pesci
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:54pm JakeGould:

@Jeff: And it would all be boring, tedious and yet go on for 6 more episodes than needed.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:55pm JakeGould:

Look folks, let’s ease off of this guy… HE’S ONLY HUMAN!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 7:57pm Jeff:

@JakeGould: them's fighting words. If you don't recognize and laud Sorkin's absolute mastery of the the art of writing dialogue, I will toss you out a window after poking you in one or more eyes.
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 7:58pm JakeGould:

Poke as many eyes as you wish… As long as they are not mine, I could care less!
Avatar Mon. 7/31/17 8:00pm JakeGould:

Aaron Sorkin, Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams stuck in an elevator. Now that would be something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/31/17 8:03pm Richard S:

DEEP IN THE HEART OF JERSEY!
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