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Options January 4, 2018: The Year of the Compañeros

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro          
The London Experimental Jazz Quartet  The Sound Of Next Year's Echo   Options Invisible Roots  1974    0:00:52 (MP3 | )
Bob Dylan  All The Tired Horses   Options Self Portrait  1970    0:03:32 (MP3 | )
Ennio Morricone E La Sua Orchestra  Vamos A Matar, Compañeros   Options Vamos A Matar, Compañeros 7"  1971    0:06:07 (MP3 | )
Chico Buarque de Hollanda - Ennio Morricone  Funerale Di Un Contadino   Options Per un Pugno di Samba  1970    0:08:06 (MP3 | )
Ennio Morricone / Gillo Pontecorvo  June 1956: The People Revolt   Options Battle Of Algiers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  1967    0:11:09 (MP3 | )
John Zorn  Battle Of Algiers   Options The Big Gundown: John Zorn Plays the Music of Ennio Morricone  1986    0:12:02 (MP3 | )
Joan Baez - Ennio Morricone  Here's To You   Options Here's To You / Ballata Di Sacco E Vanzetti 7"  1971    0:15:52 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Harmonia 76 
Vamos Companeros   Options Harmonia '76      0:18:54 (MP3 | )
Catherine Ribeiro + 2Bis  La Feés Carabosse   Options Catherine Ribeiro + 2Bis  1969    0:27:29 (MP3 | )
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes  Sîrba   Options Nº2  1970    0:31:57 (MP3 | )
Brigitte Fontaine / Areski Belkacem  Patriarcat   Options Vous et Nous  1977    0:37:37 (MP3 | )
Besombes - Rizet  Haute Pression   Options Pôle  1975    0:44:27 (MP3 | )
Clothilde  Fallait Pas Écraser La Queue Du Chat   Options Fallait Pas Écraser La Queue Du Chat 7"  1967    0:55:18 (MP3 | )
Serge Gainsbourg   Qui Est "In", Qui Est "Out", January 1966   Options Marie Mathématique, les aventures de la petite soeur de Barbarella  196?  (excerpt)  0:58:34 (MP3 | )
Brigitte Fontaine  Blanche Neige   Options Brigitte Fontaine Est…?  1968    1:02:11 (MP3 | )
Cheval Fou  La Fin De La Vie, Le Début De La Survivance   Options Cheval Fou  19??    1:05:44 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Harmonia 76 
Vamos Companeros   Options Harmonia '76      1:18:13 (MP3 | )
Mighty Sparrow  Neurosis (Of The Rich)   Options Calypso Maestro  1974    1:27:00 (MP3 | )
Mighty Sparrow  We Like It So (Steel Beam)   Options Sweeter Than Ever  1981    1:30:36 (MP3 | )
Mighty Sparrow  Isolate South Africa   Options Sweeter Than Ever  1981    1:38:18 (MP3 | )
Mighty Sparrow  Capitalism Gone Mad   Options The Greatest  1982    1:46:24 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Black Stalin 
Burn Dem (Instrumental)   Options       1:52:55 (MP3 | )
Tariverdiev  Expectation of the New Year   Options Film Music  1973  from the film "Irony of Fate"  1:59:35 (MP3 | )
Scott Walker  Sons Of   Options Scott 3  1969    2:00:09 (MP3 | )
Moondog  Here's To John Wesley Hardin   Options H'Art Songs  1978    2:03:52 (MP3 | )
Stark Reality  Comrades   Options The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael's Music Shop  1970    2:10:51 (MP3 | )
Wendy Rene  What Will Tomorrow Bring   Options After Laughter Comes Tears: Complete Stax & Volt Singles + Rarities 1964-1965  1964-65    2:17:26 (MP3 | )
Isley Brothers  Feels Like The World   Options The Brothers: Isley  1969    2:19:54 (MP3 | )
Baby Huey  A Change Is Going To Come   Options The Baby Huey Story - The Living Legend  1971    2:23:11 (MP3 | )
Jimi Hendrix  The Star Spangled Banner 3 - reversed   Options Studio '69  1969    2:34:09 (MP3 | )
Ruby & The Romantics  Our Day Will Come   Options Our Day Will Come / Moonlight and Music  1963  composed by Mort Garson  2:40:06 (MP3 | )
Black Stalin  Better Days   Options You Ask For It  1984    2:42:32 (MP3 | )
 
Music behind DJ:
Eddie Hooper 
Tomorrow's Sun   Options Tomorrow's Sun  1982  "Introducing the mellow sound of new wave soca rock. "  2:47:33 (MP3 | )
Violetta Parra  Gracias a la Vida   Options La Ultimas Composiciones de Violetta Parra  1966    2:56:50 (MP3 | )

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 6:15pm Flash Strap:

Let's ride
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:00pm Flash Strap:

ok here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:01pm Scraps deSelby:

h'lo h'lo oh yeah
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:02pm Flash Strap:

H'lo Scraps! happy new year
Avatar    Thu. 1/4/18 7:03pm hyde:

hiya
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:04pm Flash Strap:

Hyde! Hello!
Avatar    Thu. 1/4/18 7:06pm hyde:

i love Companeros
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:06pm Flash Strap:

This one's all due to you, Compañero Hyde
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:07pm still b/p:

Horses tired cuz so much snow shoveling today.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:07pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/p!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:08pm just julia:

(my favorite bob dylan song)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi Just Julia mi Compañera
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:10pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: on your suggestion I watched it recently and have been obsessed. thank you, it's amazing
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:12pm just julia:

hiya pal, glad to be here in the year with you and these sounds
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:12pm david_:

hi all. (Austin Powers voice) the dialectic, bay bay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:13pm northguineahills:

I thought I heard Christian Marclay back there!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hi David! NGH!
Avatar    Thu. 1/4/18 7:13pm hyde:

@Flash yeah, it's a good one. love the late 60's Corbucci films
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:14pm Scraps:

Probably the first John Zorn album that achieved a little bit of mass success
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hey there Scraps! definitely the first one I ever heard
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:16pm northguineahills:

It was the first Zorn record I got.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:18pm Flash Strap:

When the clock had struck midnight and we finished singing auld lang syne, me and my compañero inaugurated the year by singing this in karaoke, which i did not expect or plan but it completely blew my mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:22pm northguineahills:

I have the Story of Sacco and Vanzetti sndtrk on LP>
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:26pm Scraps:

I love Zorn's =Locus Solus=, and even before that I was confused by =Archery=. That was my much early foray into avant-gardeness, all because of Carla Bley and the New Music Distribution Service
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:28pm Scraps:

and I was intrigued with =Locus Solus= by the presence of Peter Blegvad, a weird entry point to Zorn, I guess
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:28pm Scraps:

Oh, I love Catherine Ribeiro + 2Bis
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:29pm Flash Strap:

not actually familiar with those releases, Scraps! gotta do some homework
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:29pm Flash Strap:

this is really one of my favorite vocal performances, ever
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:30pm Flash Strap:

+anarchist leanings
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:31pm northguineahills:

@Scraps: I love Locus Solus! (Christian Marclay was also involved w/ that as well). Check it out Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:31pm northguineahills:

...and a hiphop turntabilist from Harlem called the Wiz Kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:32pm northguineahills:

....and a who's who of NYC downtown musicians in the early 80s....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:32pm Scraps:

=Locus Solus= is great, in my opinion, but it's way out there, even for Zorn. Well, Zorn's early stuff is more out there than his later stuff.

There is a live Locus Solus, for his 50th birthday; that's not what i'm talking about.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:33pm Flash Strap:

yeah, it looks pretty essential, actually! there's a lot of Zorn I haven't spent much time with
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:33pm geezerette:

the bad fairy from sleeping beauty!
Hello, Evan and seekers!
Avatar    Thu. 1/4/18 7:34pm hyde:

yay, geezerette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:34pm Scraps:

and the CD version is better than the LP. ;-)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Hey hey Geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:35pm Flash Strap:

@G: your new avatar is from Three Caballeros, unless I miss my guess! maybe my favorite film
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:36pm geezerette:

haha. BINGO!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:36pm geezerette:

YAY, HYDE !
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:38pm Flash Strap:

lyrics to this one, if you take the time to look them up and translate them, are like perfect anti-patriarchal napalm
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:39pm northguineahills:

@Scraps: Yes, I have the cd version and compared it to my friend's LP, and you're correct.

Well, when it comes to Zorn, you might be busy going through his discography, although it might only take a 8 weeks to go through as opposed to Merzbow, which might take years....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:39pm Scraps:

(actually, it doesn't which one you get, LP or CD. The old Locus Solus, the 1983 [I think] one. I'll stop!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:40pm Scraps:

oops, i crossposted with northguineahills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:43pm northguineahills:

@Scraps: I dig your Slappy the squirrel avatar. Takes me back.... way back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:43pm Scraps:

;-)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:43pm Flash Strap:

always liked Slappy myself
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:46pm Flash Strap:

Probably the best krautrock-adjacent sound to come from France, here
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:47pm Flash Strap:

great cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:48pm Flash Strap:

great back cover too: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:51pm Little Danny:

Evenin' Flash, friends!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi there LD, happy new year
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 7:58pm northguineahills:

Hadn't heard That Besombes-Rizet, thanks Flash!

Leaving work to go to the grocers. Will get a bit of of you at the end. Then, off to a noise/DIY/performance art show. Salud!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 7:58pm Flash Strap:

haven't really spent too much time with the rest of Clothilde's stuff, but this track is so cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:59pm Scraps:

I hadn't heard her, so I looked her up, and she's got an album called Saperlipopette!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 7:59pm Scraps:

Clothilde, I mean
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:00pm Flash Strap:

adios, NGH! miss you already pal
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:00pm Little Danny:

this Gainsbourg is wild!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:00pm Scraps:

or rather, an EP
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:01pm Flash Strap:

@LD: really weird LP all the way through
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:01pm Flash Strap:

@Scraps: what a cool word
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 8:02pm melinda:

Hola, explorers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:03pm Scraps:

oh dear, though:

"Apparently, the Clothilde EPs represent a really dark time for the woman behind them, known as Élisabeth Beauvais. She was simply a sensitive teenage girl that was shanghaied into singing experimental pop songs with twisted and dark lyrics (that she totally objected to) against her will. She was forced to wear whatever nasty clothing her producer gave her and project an odd, unpleasant image to the world. She had no freedom and no say in any aspect of the Clothilde project, being forced to sing, mannerise, and act exactly how her producer told her to. Her friends and classmates made fun of her, her fellow chanteuses rejected her. The poor girl didn't want any part of it - she just desperately wanted to obey her mother, celebrity Gisèle Parry, who just wished for her daughter to have her own stab at fame. She felt manipulated by her label and alienated from her own music and became very depressed and scared. She hid herself and ran away until the label gave up trying to track her down. The whole ordeal ended up totally ruining her life; she had always wanted to be an actress, but whenever she even thought about it, she would have flashbacks from her time as Clothilde and simply freeze up. It is the heartbreaking story of a poor girl manipulated into doing something she wanted no part of. It is the very definition of evil, soulless major-label music."
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:04pm Flash Strap:

wow that sucks SO MUCH
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:05pm Flash Strap:

lyrics to this song may provide some balm: I live in the wind
My body is a flame
I show teeth
Flowers and gendarmes

The sun follows me
I do not know God
The world is my bed
The wind blows where I want

Like a chimera
Like a drunk animal
My moto-panther
Trembling between my knees

And you, Blanch 'Neige
Poor dove
With your sweet figure
You Blanch 'Snow
Big dove
Return to your jams

Black leather boots
I am the woman fire
The jaguar woman
Ceremonial neck

My fingers are as much
Mobile syringes
My arms snakes
Long, fragile snakes

My kidneys are iron
And my satin belly
My thighs in the air
Play like dolphins

You Blanch 'Snow
Young rumbiere
With your rosy mouth
You Blanch 'Snow
Pretty meme
Go make pies with currants

I like sometimes
The pale and hot twinks
Who are melting on me
Comm 'eagle on the lamb

I like brutal
Large brass necks
Who keeps a hat
To confuse me

When it's finished
They lie like old men
A little dislocated
Blue lakes under the eyes

And you Snow White
Cute white
Sensual as a mummy
You Snow White
Tender bobonne
So go blow your husband
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:05pm coelacanth∅:

bonjour Evan; Explorateurs
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:06pm Flash Strap:

(that's the Fontaine lyrics, I should say. These lyrics are from a transcript of a heartbreaking statement by the Chief of Seattle, which you can read here: en.wikisource.org...)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:08pm Flash Strap:

aloo Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:09pm Scraps:

Every schoolkid who grew up in Seattle, at least, in the seventies was exposed to Chief Seattle's speech, though we didn't know how much was controversial in it
  Thu. 1/4/18 8:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey Sir Flash ans fellow exploristas!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:11pm Flash Strap:

it's a pretty vivid document of a moment in time, hard to read, full of insights and despair
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug! Pleasure to see you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:28pm Scraps:

people who comment on Clothilde's career on RateYourMusic also think her Yé-Yé music is good... complicated!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:29pm Flash Strap:

L O V E when Sparrow goes class conscious and analytical! he's a king
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:29pm still b/p:

This thing is packed like an editorial sausage.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:30pm Flash Strap:

haha he's not sparing us the verbiage nor should he
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:30pm Scraps:

love mighty sparrow
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:30pm Scraps:

just the title!
  Thu. 1/4/18 8:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Public schools are closed here tomorrow due to the extreme cold. My Chicago-born wife is disgusted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:32pm Scraps:

behaving like a mor-on!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:32pm Flash Strap:

this (We Like It So) is a pretty politically significant work for Sparrow: if I understand it correctly, he comes out here in support of the Trinidadian political party ONR, despite being a lifelong vocal supporter of the PNM
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:33pm Flash Strap:

@Doug: there's a light dusting down here in NC, and we've got cancellations all over!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:35pm Flash Strap:

This coming after he took about a decade off from political songs due to disillusionment with Solomon of the PNM, though I confess the intricacies of all this elude me entirely. I don't think the ONR faired well, ultimately, but it was a sort of left challenge to the dominant liberal party and Sparrow's alignment with it is remarkable in this context

(I think)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:36pm Flash Strap:

it's also just a brutal takedown of the lumpenproletariat mentality
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 8:37pm northguineahills:

I need fingerless gloves, I didn't turn my heat on at home. Luckily my jacket has fingerless liners.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:38pm Flash Strap:

*list of pointlessly horrible material conditions* "But we're FREE"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:41pm coelacanth∅:

this article (if the link works) goes into some detail.
teleport-city.com...
...it seems to me the creator of clothilde is fairly innocent and fairly brilliant, and it's thanks to Elizabeth's asshole mother, and maybe Elizabeth's own lack of clarity with herself and communication with him, that he may not have even known how Elizabeth objected to being clothilde.
if he'd have known he might've waited to find someone who knew and agreed with his objective.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Sparrow sportin' a pretty wild goatee in 1981 : img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:42pm Flash Strap:

that's interesting to hear, C. That arrangement was really pretty brilliant, if nothing else
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Stage parents, yeesh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:44pm coelacanth∅:

yeh it's too bad. it would've worked out better for everybody if he'd found someone who was into what he was trying to do.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:47pm Flash Strap:

it's part of the dilemma of the creative producer... the Temptations weren't real into performing Norman Whitfield's vision either

or Vanilla Fudge with Shadow Morton
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 8:51pm Flash Strap:

not Sparrow's best arrangement on record, but damn what a statement
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 8:53pm coelacanth∅:

..even Jimi Hedrix, to some degree.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:01pm Flash Strap:

@C: oh totally. or virtually any girl group, etc.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:03pm Flash Strap:

this is one of my favorite Scott Walker songs, but it's a long list. And it has virtually every Brel cover on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

'allo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

sly and the family stone "whitened" their sound after the first (excellent) album, by their label's prodding.
...we all got lucky on that one, but still!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:05pm Flash Strap:

'allo Uncle! excited for your all-requests show tomorrow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

I am excited. I've gotten some very good requests! (it's not too late)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:06pm Flash Strap:

every song on H'art songs is a classic
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:07pm Flash Strap:

how to best request, for myself or anyone else in these comments? direct harangue or discreet email?
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:08pm Dean:

Best request mode? I tried DDOS.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:08pm Flash Strap:

hi DDean!
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:09pm Dean:

Hi, hi, hi!
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:10pm Dean:

If tomorrow's show is all Osmond Bros., all the time, then I will have prevailed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:11pm Uncle Michael:

Use this link to reqyest. Thanks for asking!

www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:12pm Flash Strap:

splendid
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:12pm Uncle Michael:

Dean, Crazy Horses, time-stretched to 3:00:00.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:13pm Flash Strap:

i cancel my request, i now just want to hear that. alternately, Crazy Horses on loop for 3 hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:13pm melinda:

haha Dean. Goin' Back to Utah.
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:13pm Dean:

Is there an orgasm emoji?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:14pm Flash Strap:

this record is SO WEIRD every time I pull it out it bewilders me again
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:14pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:15pm melinda:

hi Flash!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:19pm Flash Strap:

Wendy Rene, a master practitioner of a great vocal style
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:20pm Little Danny:

ahhhh, Wendy Rene
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:20pm Uncle Michael:

Theme show!

Going Back To Utah
Going Back To Indiana
Going Back To Miami...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:21pm Little Danny:

Man I musta missed your soul show the first time around. Fun to hear you spinning this stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:22pm Uncle Michael:

Christ...Ronald is just the greatest.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:22pm still b/p:

Going Back to Cali.

Meanwhile, back with the O-Team -- when they were still just the young Andy-Williams-show-appearing act, those brothers could get it done, arangements and vocal-wise.
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:22pm Dean:

I'm hearing where Boz Scaggs learned a lesson or two.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:23pm Flash Strap:

this here is the first time around! last week was retrospective, this week, new year, new sounds (mostly).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:25pm Scraps:

Breaking News: NYTimes says Mueller has handwritten notes from Reince Priebus saying Trump pressured Comey to drop the Russia investigation. Comey's story is now corroborated. Of course the Republicans won't care, but still, this is big
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:26pm Little Danny:

@flash: Ah, gotcha. Tonight makes a lot more sense now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:26pm Scraps:

That's Michael Schmidt again. Thank you Mr Schmidt
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:26pm melinda:

I watched a TV movie about the Osmonds once and woke up the next morning with their early vocalizations still in my head, not in a good way. I heard Bob Brainen describe it as barbershop harmonies from hell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:27pm coelacanth∅:

Coup d'état! Coup d'état!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:27pm Flash Strap:

@melinda: that's hilarious
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:28pm Uncle Michael:

link, Scraps?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:29pm still b/p:

Barbershop harmonies or "One Bad Apple".....would you prefer to be shot or hung?
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:30pm Dean:

Meanwhile, the NYT is worried about how Seth Meyers will handle the harassment issue at the Golden Globes. Jesus, these people are dicks.

High school history class, c. 1975, we played the 7" of "One Bad Apple" on the turntable in the back of class at 33 1/3 right in the middle of a lecture. Teacher liked us, so it was cool. Another time one of my buddies brought an oscillator to class. We played a high frequency at low, slowly increasing volume. The teacher is all, "What is going on?!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:30pm Uncle Michael:

I need a fresh viewing of Wattstax.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:31pm Scraps:

UM, it's up on the times page. there's lots more
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:31pm Flash Strap:

this is such a world-stopping spoken-word interlude
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:31pm Scraps:

www.nytimes.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:32pm melinda:

One Bad Apple, hands down. Though I do appreciate the talent behind the barbershop harmonies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:33pm coelacanth∅:

"what is going on?"!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:33pm Flash Strap:

that is a top-notch classroom prank, Dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:34pm Uncle Michael:

thanks, Scraps
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:35pm Dean:

Am I supposed to sit down through this?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:36pm Flash Strap:

you can stand if it helps you dance
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:37pm coelacanth∅:

when i got my first cassette recorder, age 7-8, i recorded themes from tvs shows - the munsters; hogan's heroes; ster trek...and somehow smuggled that thing into school. in & out. 2 days of that and never brought it back. there was a close call once, but i never found out if they knew who was responsible.
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:39pm Dean:

Come to think of it, I'd like to hear "Going Home" (Woodstock) in reverse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

the git would be crazy but the extremely quiet passage into the loud n fast part might be anticlimactic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 9:42pm Uncle Michael:

That might help. It's the worst thing in the film.
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:42pm MrFab:

Howdy y'all! Backwards Hendrix sounded like the Eno/Fripp albums if those 2 had gone all loopy on cough syrup.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:42pm Flash Strap:

i love backwards music

i also love double music
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Hey Mr. Fab! I thought the same thing, though I have to say our Pussyfooting boys sound pretty syrupy too
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:45pm Dean:

Then you'll love my buddy's, uh, derivation of Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" (multiple eccentric holes) that Mary Wing played a few weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CCB59CTZmM
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:46pm Flash Strap:

gotta check that out, thanks dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

should i assume everyone knows that the (no pussyfooting) cd release has one of the tracks backward? (or 2?)...and one at 1/2 speed.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:48pm Flash Strap:

i know, for what that's worth
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:49pm MrFab:

I did not know that - I still have my old vinyl and never bothered to "upgrade." But now I'm curious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:50pm coelacanth∅:

i was tempted to get it, but i have the means to create all those variations myself; so buying that would just make me lazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:52pm coelacanth∅:

eh -i wouldn't say it's an upgrade. unless your record is scratchy, you already have the best you can get.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:54pm Little Danny:

Thanks Flash, another ear-opening show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:54pm Little Danny:

Now more than ever, the Cool Blue Flame is forthcoming: wfmu.org... Please join us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:55pm coelacanth∅:

MrFab Stan opened his show with the slowed down track a while back. too long ago for the good archive, but you can at least hear the pop up facsimile.
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:55pm MrFab:

Dean, that "BaKeR StReEt" is great, gonna pass it on to Vicki People Like Us. Would be perfect for her show.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:55pm still b/p:

A...blizzard(!) of good music. Thanks!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 9:58pm Flash Strap:

Thanks all! see you in three weeks!
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:59pm Dean:

Thanks, MrFab. Yes, it is a remarkable analog achievement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! enjoy your vacation from us!
  Thu. 1/4/18 9:59pm Dean:

Reminds me, too, to buy Vicki's Optimized!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 1/4/18 10:00pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 10:00pm Flash Strap:

good night, I'll miss you all
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