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Options December 5, 2017: SC5 Special - Ghost Brigade, The Opera

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Artist Track Comments
doug gillard  thing with a hook (pseu's theme)   Options  
freedy johnston  broken mirror   Options  
teenage fanclub  mad dog   Options  
acme rock group  wasting my time   Options  
the griefs  all over again   Options  
brendan benson  half a boy (and half a man)   Options  
the like  catch me if you can   Options  
the golden dogs  good feel   Options  
svensk  dream magazine   Options  
komeda  victory lane   Options  
bush league all-stars  sse   Options  
 
dean & britta  teen angel   Options  
daniel carlson  not a drawing   Options  
brian eno & the winkies  i'll come running   Options  
heavenly  she and me   Options  
 
  It's about a girl who becomes a goddess. Raymond and Christabel are a young couple who have become frustrated with their workaday lives. They seek something beyond themselves, and get more than they bargained for.Their longing meets with magical mystical forces in the universe. They meet up with the Ghost Brigade. It turns out that Christabel is fated to break the curse of the Ghost Brigade. The only way she can break the curse (and defeat evil no less!) is to join them. SONGS: COME AND RIDE RIDE OF THE GHOST BRIGADE RAYMOND AND CHRISTABEL SACRIFICIAL MAID DELUSIONS CIGARETTE BURNS MERCENARY MASSACRE LIGHTNING RAID WHERE THE HELL IS CHRISTABEL DR. JUNG THE LEGEND OF CAPTAIN ABILENE FATHER JOE WORLD WAR I INTERLUDE PRELUDE CHRISTMAS TRUCE CHRISTMASTIME WHY WAS I CHOSEN TIME ON EARTH CHRISTABEL SAILING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE GOODBYE CHRISTABEL APOTHEOSIS CIGARETTE BURNS' DEFENSE POINT OF NO RETURN NEW CONSTELLATION
    Christabel is conflicted. She realizes that her destiny is to join the Ghost Brigade (and sacrifice herself) but she wants to stay with Raymond! Why Was I Chosen?! is one of her songs. As Christabel undergoes apotheosis. (A definition might be useful) she joins the Ghost Brigade in battling the bad guy -- the evil Cigarette Burns! Yes, a good way to think about the opera is as an epic Twilight Zone episode! As Christabel undergoes her transformation she becomes more and more other-worldly. She time-trips to World War I, to medieval Europe, and sails through the universe! 
 
 
lady lamb  billions of eyes   Options  
lower dens  holy water   Options  
bad company  silver, blue & gold   Options  
clothilde  Faillait pas ecrasser la queue du chat   Options  
uni  what's the problem?   Options  
evil arrows  romancer   Options  
evil arrows  silver bird   Options  
lucksmiths  welcome home   Options  
corin ashley with tanya donelly  wind up boy   Options  
the magick heads  jack mcghee   Options  
new pornographers  Throw Her Away (And Get A New One)   Options  
men without hats  living in china   Options  
 
grapes of wrath  not a man   Options  
neil diamond  brother love's traveling salvation show   Options  
god help the girl  perfection as a hipster   Options  
oranjuly  her camera   Options  

Listener comments!

Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 12:04pm BronwynB:

hello pseu and everyone!
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 12:05pm andrew in florida:

hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:05pm Uncle Michael:

Freedy: Kinsley, Kansas' favorite son.
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:06pm John in Seattle:

Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Aw, hook yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:11pm Krys O.:

Happy to be blasting Hook during my lunch half-hour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 12:16pm Carmichael:

Heya Pseu and those playing hooky. Get it, "hooky"? Yeah? Book me on Carson ...
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 12:23pm Pseu Braun:

yeah, already named one of my fundraising premiums that.
Anyway, HEY HOOKERS!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 12:24pm Pseu Braun:

SEX CLARK 5 SPECIAL "GHOST BRIGADE" COMING UP AT 1PM RIGHT HERE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:25pm micah:

I want to be a thing with a hooker but I'd just end up giving it away for free
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 12:29pm BronwynB:

hey komeda had a track on my powerpuff girls cassette that i wore out as a kid! first time hearing another song of theirs
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:29pm queems:

this one is bouncy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 12:30pm Carmichael:

@micah, I have to trade in listening to your show this afternoon for the dentist's drill ... ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:32pm micah:

oh no carmichael so sad :( best of luck with your appointment.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 12:33pm Pseu Braun:

that was a set-up for a joke, as far as I'm concerned, Micah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:36pm micah:

joke? no. set up? hell, yeah!
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:41pm Mandy Patinkin3:

PSEUSEE!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 12:42pm InBrkly:

Nuts when you said opera I thought "a new Clay Pigeon masterpiece"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 12:42pm mb:

Pseu, hello to you and all the Hook fanners
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:43pm Agent Peter:

Leonard Bernstein conducted the NY Philharmonic not the Opera
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 12:45pm Pseu Braun:

I know he did, Agent Peter...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 12:50pm Carmichael:

I only got one joke in me, Pseu. All done for today.
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:50pm Guy Walker:

How do you tell someone that you love ridiculous and stupid when it is your whole life? I know someone who say George Solti conduct, loud, fast furious and when they left the concert hall, said to themselves, what happened? Lenny was the real thing worthy of being missed because he put himself out there. His interpretations of Ives are great, but Stokowski actually got it, too. Lenny's Liszt Faust Symphony is the one, check it out.
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 12:53pm V Priceless:

heya Pseu - nice Eno/Winkies cut!
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:54pm Mandy:

What is Mr. Eno doing these days?
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:55pm Guy Walker:

Eno has sing-a-longs in his loft.
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:55pm Mandy:

I'm trying to will myself to go out and do my laundry. Why is it so hateful?
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:56pm Mandy:

@Guy: surely, you jest.
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:59pm Mandy:

I always thought there was something seriously weird about Keven Spacey. BTW--your show is living my spirits as per usual, Pseu. Thanks!
  Tue. 12/5/17 12:59pm Mandy:

living=lifting!
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:00pm Guy Walker:

No I don't jest. He was on Colbert and talked about it a few years back.
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:02pm Guy Walker:

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm9x5i Eno Stipe and Colbert 2011
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:04pm Pseu Braun:

OPERA IN PROGRESS NO DISTRACTIONS PLEASE
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:11pm ron in S FL:

I love this.
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:12pm queems:

i can't understand the lyrics but i'm trying
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 1:12pm V Priceless:

hey down in front...stop moving your head!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 1:14pm Carmichael:

You may not enter or leave the theater during a performance.
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:14pm donald in WV:

really liked the last song
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:18pm TDK60:

I'm not at all okay with the way things are going in this country (the one WFMU finds itself in).
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:19pm Pseu Braun:

PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND SHHHHHH FOR THE OPERA
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 1:27pm Carmichael:

I hope intermission is soon. I need to eat a box of Dots, and I have to pee.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:29pm Pseu Braun:

CHRISTMASTIME!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:30pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Wow!
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 1:31pm Eelanus:

I dont know if I love or hate this opera.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:33pm Pseu Braun:

We'll meet by the coat room after to discuss, Eelanus
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:36pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Sparks met Pentangle and had an Opera-baby.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:36pm ndbob:

Hello Pseu and everyone
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:37pm ndbob:

Heya Carmichael and Kevin
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:38pm InBrkly:

Abilene pops up in the weirdest contexts.
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:39pm Marie:

This is great but want to see an opera set in a laundromat!
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:41pm ndbob:

someday Marie "Leider of the Laundromat"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 1:42pm Carmichael:

Heya Indy Bob.
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 1:43pm V Priceless:

(this is a real treat, Pseu)
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:44pm Pseu Braun:

THANX VINCENT, I say masterpiece..
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 1:47pm BronwynB:

@ndbob: Gretchen am Spincycle
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:50pm ndbob:

@Bronwyn Hello and thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 1:50pm Carmichael:

Der Spin Cycle.
  Tue. 12/5/17 1:51pm mjgoins:

That was incredibly good.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 1:52pm ndbob:

yep Carmichael - with the spectacular "Rinse" -
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:52pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy Alles! Still coming DOWN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, made it to the end without a coughing fit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 1:56pm KevinfromBayRidge:

You done brung it again, young lady!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 2:02pm Carmichael:

Bad Company. There, I said it out loud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 2:04pm Krys O.:

Always have time for Bad Co.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 2:06pm The Oscar:

Per Google translate: "Did not fuck up the cat's tail"
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 2:07pm slugluv1313:

always had a soft spot in my mean old heart for that Bad Company song :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 2:17pm Davee:

Kind of bubbly today?
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 2:32pm TigerSoul:

Nice pick with "Living in China", most ppl only think of "Safety Dance" from Men w/o Hats.
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 2:33pm ndbob:

I need to go - excellent show Pseu
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 2:35pm Bobby Whirlwind:

Wonder if they ever tracked down those hats.
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:37pm Marie:

That is pretty much the only song i like by badco, too
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:37pm herb.nyc:

(Heh heh, my coffee is a Bklyn Roast bean, via wnyc)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 2:38pm Jeff Moore:

It's heavenly!
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:38pm Marie:

I'm a coffee kind of sewer
Avatar Tue. 12/5/17 2:38pm Richard S:

Chock full o' Nuts is decent enough coffee.
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 2:38pm Bobby Whirlwind:

Great pshow Pseu
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:39pm Websie:

That woman who did Chock's TV ads til she was about 98 was incredible!
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:39pm James in ATL:

Thank you Pseu! This improved a crappy Tuesday.
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 2:43pm V Priceless:

yay Graham Gouldman! Whoa!!
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:44pm herb.nyc:

Years ago, I bought 5,6 "I, shithead" books direct mailed from Joey. He then played knitting factory and he signed them all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 2:50pm Davee:

I never hear Neil Diamond on the radio . . . . thanks Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 12/5/17 2:50pm Parq:

Digging "Brother Love's". The live version is a long-time favorite of mine.
  Tue. 12/5/17 2:52pm Marie:

Whenever I hear Neil, I have a kind of mental, slo-mo "yea"
Avatar    Tue. 12/5/17 2:59pm V Priceless:

thanks Pseu-zee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 12/5/17 3:01pm ChrisB.:

@websie: Page Morton Black, cabaret singer and Chock heiress, was 97.
  Tue. 12/5/17 10:12pm jahkruz:

Loved the opera Pseu. Agree, a masterpiece!
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