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Labor of Love with Katie Gentile: Australia and New Zealand Edition

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Come to our fall live events in Hoboken and Jersey City!

• Saturday September 9th: Live broadcast from Issyra Gallery, 300 Observer Highway, Hoboken:

Issyra Gallery at 300 Observer Highway in Hoboken is an amazing space, it must be seen to be believed, jam-packed - floor to ceiling - with traditional African art and contemporary art. And for one night only we are filling this fabulous space with fabulous percussion-driven live music! Join us in person - admission is free - or tune in live for performances by four dynamic ensembles:

- Martin Vejarano and the NYC Gaita Club (African and indigenous-rooted flute and drum traditions from Colombia's Caribbean Coast)
- Tuki Buki Trio featuring Smokey Hormel, Ngor Jallow and Issa Sow (shimmering West African songs)
- Akoko Nante Ensemble (powerful drumming with deep roots in West Africa)
- Maracatu NY (driving northeast Brazilian style percussion)

Admission is free and we will be giving away free WFMU swag too!
And if you are still not convinced you can check out photos of this remarkable under-the-radar must-see space at


• Thursday October 12th: HONK NYC! at WFMU’s Montgomery Hall, 7:30 to 11 pm

with Damas de Ferro (electrifying all-female brass band from Brazil), New Creations Brass Band (New Orleans second line power), Pussy Grabs Back (a bombastic brass band response to the State of the Union), the Balkan-inspired revelry of Veveritse Brass Band and the first-ever Montgomery Hall appearance by NYC’s first and finest agit-brass leviathan, Hungry March Band!

Get your tickets now at !

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Today’s show: The sixteenth edition of an annual late summer tradition: Rob Weisberg and longtime sidekick Katie Gentile play radio ping-pong, trading tracks back and forth. This year's theme: Australia and New Zealand. Rob, as you may know, is an unpaid radio DJ and record geek. Katie, on the other hand, is an academic, blogger, author, open-water swimmer and violinist in the band The Special Pillow.

Katie’s second book, The Business of Being Made (Routledge) came out in January 2016. The Special Pillow most recent album is the lovely At the Earth's Core.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Tjupurru: Stompin' Ground Options / Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music / World Music Network (0:00:00 )

Plagal Grind: Midnight Blue Vision Options / Various Artists: Expressway Pileup (0:03:35 )

Cambodian Space Project: Kangaroo Boy Options / 2011 A Space Odyssey (0:06:29 )

Look Blue Go Purple: I Don't Want You Anyway Options / This is This / Flying Nun (0:10:48 )

North Tanami Band: Nyurruwiyi Options / Various Artists: Caama 25 Year Anniversary Collection (0:14:21 )
Waripiri language, Australia Northern Territory

Cannanes: I Woke Up Options / A Love Affair With Nature (0:17:10 )

Warumpi Band: Animal Song Options / Big Name No Blankets (0:25:39 )

Surf City: Icy Lakes Options / Kudos (0:28:54 )

Xylouris-White: Pretty Kondiles Options / Black Peak (0:36:22 )

Isle of Noss: The Ballad Options / 20 Solid Krypton Hits / Onset/Offset Records (0:41:36 )

Michael Atherton: Ayer's Barock Options / Australian Made Australian Played / Vivid Publishing (Book / CD Package) (0:45:21 )

Verlaines: Slow Sad Love Song Options / Bird Dog / Homestead (0:49:28 )

Timberjack: Come Back to the Sabbat Options / Various Artists: Top 12: 1971 Loxene Golden Disc Award / Loxene (0:53:18 )
The Loxene Golden Disc Award was a New Zealand music industry sponsored competition

Able Tasmans: Sour Queen Options / A Cuppa Tea and a Lie Down / Flying Nun (0:56:52 )

Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns: Takapau Horanui Options / Kahurangi Maori (1:09:25 )

The Cake Kitchen: Dave the Pimp Options / The Cake Kitchen / Flying Nun (1:13:42 )

Dereb the Ambassador: Gonde Options / Dereb the Ambassador (1:18:23 )

The Saints: Swing for the Crime Options / Prehistoric Sounds / EMI (1:22:20 )

Shohrat Tursun Trio: Mida Wawasi Options / Single / The Cultural Arts Collective (1:25:14 )
Australia-based with Uyghur, Ghanaian and Australian members

The Phoenix Foundation: All in an Afternoon Options / Pegasus (1:27:23 )

Lolo Lovina: Verka Kaludjerka Options / RromAntics / MGM / * (1:30:49 )

Celibate Rifles: Thank You America Options / The Celibate Rifles / Hot (1:34:14 )

Kenny Roughsey: Djuarn Baila (Dolphin) Options / Various Artists - Buda Lardil - Songs of Mornington Island / Larrikin (1:43:51 )

Gondwanaland Project: Danger Options / Various Artists: This is Hot / Hot (1:47:16 )

Ankala: Ghan Options / Rhythms from the Outer Core / Network Medien (1:49:32 )

Lighthouse Keepers: Gargoyle Options / Various Artists: This is Hot / Hot (1:53:46 )

Cumbiamuffin: La Promesa Options / Single (1:57:14 )

Able Tasmans: SOS Options / Various Artists: Abbasalutely - A Flying Nun Tribute to the Music of ABBA / Flying Nun (2:01:03 )

Quarter Street: Tumba La Caña Jibarito Options / Fantasia / Hope Street Recordings (2:04:27 )
Sonora Ponceña tune

Minisnap: Innocent Options / Bounce Around (2:16:07 )

The Bombay Royale: Run Kitty Run Options / Run Kitty Run / Hope Street Recordings / * (2:19:09 )

Stephen: Don't Know Why Options / Dumb / Flying Nun (2:21:54 )

Azadoota: Azadoota Options / Planetarian (2:24:31 )

The Bats: Chicken Bird Run Options / And Here is the Music for Fireside / Flying Nun (2:28:15 )

Orchestra of the Spheres: Spontaneous Symmetry Options / Nonagonic Now / Fire Records (2:31:13 )
From Wellington, NZ

Tall Dwarfs: Life is Strange Options / Fork Songs / Flying Nun (2:33:58 )

Con Kalamaras: Vagelitsa Mou Options / Rebetiko - A collection of Greek songs from the 1930's & 1940's (2:36:39 )

Don McGlashan: Harbour Bridge Options / Warm Hand (2:40:13 )

Vardos: Cartload of Cabbages Options / Palazzo Party / * (2:44:13 )
Album release party Friday Oct 13th at the Spotted Mallard, Sydney Road in Melbourne Australia

Alistair Galbraith: As in a Blender Options / Seely Girn (2:54:39 )

Te Vaka: Pate Pate Options / Kia Mua (2:56:39 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Rob & Katie. Looking forward to the DJ activities tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:14pm maestroso:

Ah, the Rob and Katie duo! Love these editions of TSP.
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 6:17pm katie:

Hi. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 6:21pm Blues Mandinga:

Hi! I'm here from Colombia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:24pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob and Katie!
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 6:27pm Rob W:

Good evening everyone, thanks for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:40pm Bas NL:

My compliments on the ElectroMigration Marathon Premium Rob; excellent culture mixes!
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 6:41pm Rob W:

Oh thank you Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:44pm maestroso:

Hello Blues Mandinga! I think you'll like it here.
  Sat. 9/2/17 6:52pm pp:

best record ever Bird-Dog
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 6:53pm katie:

It is gorgeous. And this ending...eviscerating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 6:58pm maestroso:

That Timberjack track was pretty great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 7:00pm Gaylord Fields:

@katie: You of all people know I love love love Able Tasmans! Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 7:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob and others
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 7:03pm geezerette:

Hello Rob, Katie, and all.
Enjoying all the choices you've each made and the way they weave around each other like a conversation. Really beautiful.
  Sat. 9/2/17 7:04pm Will:

ABLE TASMANS RULE! Especially their LP "Hey Spinner"!
  Sat. 9/2/17 7:19pm trouble:

you know, you guys could make mad money on this knock-out heavy weight fight!
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 7:23pm katie:

@trouble - HA! I'd have to pay all my royalties to Flying Nun.
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 7:24pm katie:

geezerette - thanks so much. and yes Will, that is also a lovely record.
  Sat. 9/2/17 7:32pm Chuck T:

In a world that gets its rocks off on vanity projects and social media snark I want to give some props to Rob and his seriously solid show. This is radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 7:47pm melinda:

Enjoying the sounds!
  Sat. 9/2/17 7:48pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Loving the show tonight. Hey Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 7:49pm Bas NL:

Hey... Gondwanaland Project.. i think i got this on an old cassette tape.. 80ies?
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 7:49pm katie:

Hi Karen! Thanks for checking in.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 7:50pm Blues Mandinga:

Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 7:54pm katie:

@Bas, yes you probably have the Hot compliation on cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 7:57pm JakeGould:

This show is so good! Thanks Rob and Katie and your relationship!
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 7:59pm Rob W:

Thanks Jake and everyone!
  Sat. 9/2/17 8:03pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Brilliant! This is so much fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:03pm melinda:

I love SOS
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:05pm Smilty69:

Great SOS cover! Thanks Rob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:15pm Gaylord Fields:

@katie: There's 45 minutes left. If you really were a true blue Able Tasmans fan you would play them a third time.
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 8:17pm katie:

@Gaylord, tempting but I have so many things to play. This is one theme I could do for weeks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:22pm melinda:

I like Run Kitty Run
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:25pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Hello Kiw...International Australians and New Zealanders, north and south, um, island people. Hello.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:27pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Hello @katie. Hang the praise on the dj.
  Sat. 9/2/17 8:28pm Terry:

Hello Rob and Katie! Loving the show today in sweltering San Francisco.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:29pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

I'll shut up but triple digits in sf today. This is supposed to be hemp sweater weather.
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 8:29pm katie:

Terry! Good to hear from you. I hope SF is doing well by you so far.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:30pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

OK. One more. The Bats are coming to the US eventually. New album. Be Patient. Paul is Keen.
  Sat. 9/2/17 8:32pm Carmichael:

Heya from sacramento. 110 and counting. Great music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:32pm maestroso:

The Bats. A bit of an Eno sound. Like it.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:35pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

OK. Last one. Drove from Philly to Boston in 5.5 hours. Connecticutt can suck Mianus. Sorry Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:35pm ! I X Key !:

<3 Transpacific Sound Paradise <3
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:41pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Is there a playlist?
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 8:42pm katie:

@MFR, yes there is a playlist and an archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:42pm JakeGould:

No there isn’t. Comments are disabled also.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:44pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Bummer. Talking to myself again...hi Jack. My dad's name was Jack. I've seen grown men shake my (gone) father's hand and say: I go to bed with him every night. His name was Jack. Jack Daniel. Thank you..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Look for stars and slash (/) symbols to the right. It's a little different than the table playlists on most shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

...and by right, I mean left. Hoo boy.
  Sat. 9/2/17 8:46pm Carmichael:

The iPhone app is working fine.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:47pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Ha! Ken. I love you brother.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:47pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Ken I still am confused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:48pm coelacanth∅:

just scroll down as far as it goes - that's the bottom of the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:48pm JakeGould:

It’s all broken. Throw it in the trash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:50pm coelacanth in the trash∅:

could someone give me a hand?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:51pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Bing bing bing. Thank you @coelacanthdonotenter. Perfect. Being quiet. Kaye!!! is the sweetest. Talked to her about the earthquake at Great Scott last time in Boston. She is a light! So sweet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:52pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In your browser, make a search (like ctrl-f) and look for "Vardos" and that's an entry in the playlist.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:52pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:54pm JakeGould:

@coelacanth: Why? Are you making a broth?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:54pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

ctrl-f not working. I tried cmd-ctrl-f and I got a discount on a Trump hat. $36.75.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 8:56pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

There are lizards in part of the south island of New Zealand who can speak Spanish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 8:56pm maestroso:

Great show Rob and Katie! Thanks!
  Sat. 9/2/17 8:57pm Carmichael:

Google "last page of the internet". That should get you where you need to be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 8:59pm coelacanth∅:

the lizards up here speak french. they must've come down from canadia. (except the ones that just beep and squeak)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob and Katie - Brilliant program!
Avatar    Sat. 9/2/17 9:00pm Rob W:

Thanks everyone for listening, have a great week. Hope you can join us in person or over the airwaves and internet waves for our remote in Hoboken next Saturday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 9:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Well done, Rob & Katie. Come back any time!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 9:01pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

@coelacanthdonotenter - A riddle: if the lizards came down from canadia, and they speak French where you are, where are you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/2/17 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob and Katie! Great show!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 9:01pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

That was fun. Thanks.
  Sat. 9/2/17 9:02pm Carmichael:

Everyone come to my house. See you in a few.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/2/17 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

is the heat working?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 9:03pm Mayor Frank Rizzo:

Avatar    Thu. 9/7/17 9:36pm Mitten John:

Incredible show! Caught it on the archive. Grew a new avatar Katie can appreciate.
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