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Options April 26, 2018: Jungle Bongo, Taboo Lagoon

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees  Deep Night   Options Weary River / Deep Night 78  Victor  1929    0:00:32 ()
Kip Anderson and the Tides  Voodoo Moon   Options Shango! Night in a Quiet Village  Kapp  1965    0:03:41 ()
Preston Epps  Jungle Drums   Options Bongo Bongo Bongo  Original Sound  1960  prod. Jack Nitzsche  0:09:10 ()
Preston Epps  Bongo in Pastel   Options Bongo Bongo Bongo  Original Sound  1960  prod. Jack Nitzsche  0:11:39 ()
Preston Epps  Bongos in Paradise   Options Bongola  Top Rank International  1961    0:13:46 ()
Caterina Valente  Taboo   Options Super Fonics  RCA Victor  1961    0:16:12 ()
Winifred Atwell  Taboo   Options Poor People of Paris  Ace of Clubs  1958    0:18:44 ()
Chet Atkins  Jungle Drums   Options At Home  RCA Victor  1958    0:21:12 ()
Ruth Etting   Deep Night   Options Deep Night / Maybe – Who Knows? 78  Columbia  1929    0:23:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Preston Epps 
Bongo in the Congo   Options Bongo Bongo Bongo        0:27:04 ()
Norman Luboff Choir  Jungle Drums   Options Apasionada  RCA Victor / Living Stereo  1961    0:34:07 ()
Preston Epps  Call of the Jungle   Options Bongo Bongo Bongo  Original Sound  1960  prod. Jack Nitzsche  0:36:06 ()
Sandy Nelson  Big Noise From The Jungle   Options He's A Drummer Boy!  Imperial   1961    0:48:33 ()
The Fabulous Jokers  Tabou   Options Beat Guitars  Metronome  1965    0:51:43 ()
The Jokers  Baia   Options New Sound  Arcade  1968    0:54:54 ()
The Fabulous Jokers  You Are Always In My Heart   Options Beat Guitars  Metronome  1965    0:57:38 ()
Caterina Valente  The Breeze and I   Options Cosmopolitan Lady  Polydor  1958    1:00:09 ()
The Astronauts  Quiet Village   Options Go...Go...Go!!  RCA Victor  1965    1:04:12 ()
The New Dimensions  Bongo Surf   Options Surf'n Bongos: The Great Surfing Rhythms of the New Dimensions  Sutton  1963    1:05:37 ()
Chaino  Whistling Bongos   Options Night of the Spectre  Tampa  1958    1:08:03 ()
The Islanders  The Breeze And I   Options The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders  W&G  1965    1:09:49 ()
The Islanders  Blue Rain   Options The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders  W&G  1965    1:12:42 ()
The Islanders  Paradise Lost   Options The Enchanted Sound of the Islanders  W&G  1965    1:14:50 ()
Unidentified Hong Kong Group  Serenad in the Beautiful Islands   Options ???  Butterfly (?)  19??  (sic)  1:17:12 ()
Unidentified Hong Kong Group  Heavenly South Islands   Options ???  Butterfly (?)  19??    1:20:50 ()
Preston Epps  Flamingo   Options Bongola  Top Rank International  1961    1:24:01 ()
Phil Moore & His Orchestra  Flamingo   Options Polynesian Paradise  Strand  1959    1:26:35 ()
Caterina Valente with Sy Oliver and his Orchestra  Flamingo   Options Plenty Valente!  Polydor  1957    1:29:22 ()
Dinah Shore  Sleepy Lagoon   Options     1942    1:31:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
The Islanders 
Sleepy Lagoon   Options       followed by "Turquoise Lagoon" by Hybrid Palms  1:34:45 ()
Bronzewing  Faithful Creek   Options Riparian Zone    2018    1:46:59 ()
Bronzewing  T Section Lagoons   Options Riparian Zone    2018    1:50:05 ()
Iasos  Lagoon Night   Options Inter-Dimensional Music  Unity Records   1975    1:51:38 ()
Iasos  Ulura Lagoon   Options Bora Bora 2000  Magrita  1991  "Tropical Dance Music & Tropical Landscapes"  1:52:17 ()
Mike Cooper  Typhoon Lagoon   Options Rayon Hula  Hipshot  2004    1:57:24 ()
Konx-Om-Pax  Lagoon Leisure   Options Regional Surrealism  Planet Mu  2012    2:00:16 ()
Fantastic Strings Orchestra  Sleepy Lagoon   Options The Shadow of Your Smile (Fantastic Sound)  JVC  1972    2:04:52 ()
The Surfmen  Orchid Lagoon   Options Hawaii  Somerset  1963    2:07:46 ()
Spike Jones & His City Slickers  Drip, Drip, Drip (Sloppy Lagoon)   Options Holiday For Strings / Drip, Drip, Drip (Sloppy Lagoon) 7"  RCA Victor  1945    2:10:39 ()
Fred Lowery  Sleepy Lagoon   Options Walking Along Kicking the Leaves  Decca  1957    2:13:48 ()
Luigi Malatesta  Laguna Fosforescente   Options EMR-06  E.M.R.  19??    2:15:53 ()
Piero Umiliani  Laguna Tropicale   Options La Ragazza Dalla Pelle di Luna  Easy Tempo  1972/99  reissue extra track, not on original OST LP. originally credited to Zalla, from Paesaggi, I think  2:18:34 ()
Daniel Humaire and Jean-Charles Capon  Space Laguna Bird   Options Apocalypse: Biorhythm – Fiction Scenes (Descriptive Futurist)  Magicabus  19??    2:22:46 ()
Magic Lantern  Moon Lagoon Platoon   Options Platoon  Not Not Fun  2010    2:25:07 ()
Freddie McCoy  The Sleepy Lagoon   Options Funk Drops  Prestige  1966    2:30:37 ()
Music behind DJ:
Henry Mancini 
Sleepy Lagoon   Options The Versatile Henry Mancini  Liberty  1959    2:34:50 ()
Rudy Vallee  Deep Night   Options     1937    2:46:37 ()
Unidentified Hong Kong Group  Butterfly   Options ???  Butterfly (?)  19??    2:49:24 ()
Unidentified Hong Kong Group  Along the Solo River   Options ???  Butterfly (?)  19??    2:50:51 ()
Unidentified Hong Kong Group  Jasmine   Options ???  Butterfly (?)  19??    2:53:32 ()
Rudy Vallee  Orchids in the Moonlight   Options     1933    2:56:12 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 6:52pm Flash Strap:

Evening, explorers
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:00pm geezerette:

Evening Evan and intrepids.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:00pm geezerette:

or Triffids.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:01pm Flash Strap:

ah, hello Geezerette! welcome
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:02pm doctorjazz:

Hi Geez and Evan!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Doc!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:04pm Flash Strap:

this Kip Anderson record has such a cool sound
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:05pm northguineahills:

Randomness apropos of nothing but lagoons, when I went to Jamaica, I stayed at a friend's family home on a hill overlooking where the Blue Lagoon was filmed in Port Antonio. No other tourists, it was nice. Saw Burning Spear at a local festival.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! sounds like a dream
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:07pm Flash Strap:

never seen that flick btw
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:07pm chresti:

this is great
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:07pm Flash Strap:

hi Chresti!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:10pm geezerette:

Balmy breezes blowing.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:10pm Flash Strap:

been getting really into the Epps record, had never heard it until recently. amazing surf-ish elements throughout
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:12pm geezerette:

It's so hot in this jungle. I need a rum drink in a coconut shell.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:13pm Flash Strap:

I'm drinking rum out of a coconut shell (ceramic) as we speak
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:14pm Flash Strap:

it's good
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:14pm hyde:

can only make a brief appearance tonight. but here i am, waving hello to all my friends
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:15pm Flash Strap:

sort of a planters punch variation that i've been enjoying
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! stay longer, cancel plans
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:17pm geezerette:

Amazing! Always wanted coconut shell or tiki cocktail containers.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:17pm hyde:

haha, can't. you all will have to struggle on without me! will try to put in a full shift next week.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:17pm Flash Strap:

Valente is such a ham but I think she is so great
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:18pm northguineahills:

hydey hello!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:18pm geezerette:

Hi Hyde! Have fun!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:18pm Flash Strap:

@G: I think mine are from Tader Vic's originally, but I just found them at the thrift store. Have a few really cool tiki glasses but the coconuts are my favorites to actually drink out of
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:18pm hyde:

hiya ngh and geezerette!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:19pm Flash Strap:

the struggle is real hyde
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:19pm hyde:

i have one coconut cup from the Kowloon in Saugus (which is a terrible restaurant)
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:19pm Flash Strap:

uh, i think you mean it's the best joint in massachussetts
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:20pm βrian:

Good evening, all.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Hi Brian!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:21pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: it really is a mess and the drinks are not that legit and the food is bad but I love that place
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:21pm Flash Strap:

their coconut drink ("coconut mist"?) is pretty drinkable tho
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:22pm βrian:

I think I shall name my 8th child Winifred.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:23pm Flash Strap:

gotta have goals
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:23pm geezerette:

We used to go to Trader Vic's, on Wilshire. I had a great ceramic ashtray from there with a portly man in a sarong chasing a pretty girl in a sarong. It was funny but many kinds of incorrect. Got smashed in an earthquake. The ashtray, not me.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:24pm hyde:

@Flash it *is* a classic, and actually is now one of the last remnants of what once was a kind of great strip of roadside Americana. much else is gone. the Hilltop closed. the mini golf place with the orange dinosaur is gone. the weird ship restaurant is also lost to time. not sure if the Golden Banana is still there or not....
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:24pm geezerette:

I love Ruth Etting.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:25pm βrian:

Sesame-seed-coated deep fried chicken and "dolphin-fish." That's what we used to get at Trader Vic's Chicago.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:25pm Flash Strap:

the golf place is gone? oh no, it was one of the last
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:25pm hyde:

also, i really meant that the food at Kowloon is terrible ;)
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:26pm Flash Strap:

it is, it is. so is the music, usually
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:26pm hyde:

@Flash yep, it's gonna be condos (of course). i do think that they are at least keeping the dinosaur.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:26pm geezerette:

Hi Brian!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:26pm Flash Strap:

i used to live really near there, in Orient Heights
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:27pm βrian:

Hola, geezerette.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:27pm hyde:

@Flash oh, that's cool. i like that area. i'm looking for places to live in Boston at present. it is.....not fun
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:29pm βrian:

Does the Explorer's Room have mounted trophy heads on the wall?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:30pm chresti:

and bamboo furniture
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:31pm northguineahills:

Was Bongola recorded in Bongolia?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:31pm geezerette:

Brian, heard last ten minutes of Meghan's show and I agree with your assessment.

Back to the fun!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:32pm geezerette:

NGH, Bongolian BBQ is great!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:33pm hyde:

did i ever mention (sigh, i probably have) that I got an old Trader Vic's cocktail book out of the library and it had this weird drink in it called "gin and calumus" which was (as i remember, the book has since been withdrawn from circulation) basically gin with a sweet flag root in it. sweet flag is a native american plant with supposed stimulant/psychoactive properties. i have kind of wanted to try that ever since....
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:34pm hyde:

ohmigod, bongolian barbecue made me spit take
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:35pm geezerette:

Hyde that's like something from an old Roger Corman film!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:36pm geezerette:

He's making a new one. Don't know what about.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:36pm Flash Strap:

That drink sounds amazing, Hyde

also, I like East Boston and Chelsea a lot, they used to be very affordable and had cool shit everywhere. not sure what it's like now
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:37pm Flash Strap:

Not a lot of mounted heads in the Room here, but we do have a Mahi Mahi, and a bunch of mounted masks

and maps, and sculptures, and boat stuff, and
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:38pm hyde:

@Flash have looked at a couple places in Chelsea. even Chelsea is getting pricey now. it's kind of a nightmare here at present.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:39pm Flash Strap:

i believe it
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Love this wild jungle adventure Preston's taking us on
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:41pm northguineahills:

If we had a bbq together right now, it would definitely be bongolian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:41pm Little Danny:

Evenin' Flash and all!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:42pm Flash Strap:

Hey hey LD!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:44pm Flash Strap:

all the canned sound fx are so good
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:45pm geezerette:

Its totally crazy! It's a movie.
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:45pm spookcity:

that drum solo
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:46pm βrian:

Makes me wonder: If I shaved my chest, could I swing on a vine?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:47pm Flash Strap:

@G: totally. i love that whole idea, the audio-panorama
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:47pm geezerette:

And in my head it's black & white.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:47pm Flash Strap:

Hi Sppoook! yeah that solo is hot
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:47pm Flash Strap:

the jungle is beautiful in black & white
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:48pm Flash Strap:

@brian: try it
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:48pm geezerette:

Brian, I don't know, but you'd swim faster.
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:48pm spookcity:

ahoy, salutations, greetings, etc. to all present esteemed company
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:49pm spookcity:

love the bowlegged twang of this here nelson cut
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:49pm hyde:

hiya spook! also hello to LD!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:50pm Flash Strap:

@spook: agreed, it really swaggers
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:50pm spookcity:

heya hyde! how are ya?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:51pm Flash Strap:

hot hot sax on this
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:52pm geezerette:

spookcity,I'll throw you a pith helmet.

Howdy LD!
How hip are these natives?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Belgians, these Jokers. great group
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Surf as original DIY / Dropout / Alt culture...
Surf driving bigger gittar amps before Marshalls in London w/ TheWho: Fender being the direct model...I'm sure I've noted all this repeatedly...
Aloha - as in Hi/Bye...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:53pm Flash Strap:

that guitar is so cool i can't stand it
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:54pm Flash Strap:

hey Rev rab, right with ya
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:54pm spookcity:

total deserted beach at midnight vibes
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:54pm hyde:

@spook i'm great these days honestly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:54pm Little Danny:

Evan I finally got myself a copy of that Don Randi/Curtis Amy/Exotic Strings LP Jungle Adventure In Music And Sound.
It was your broadcasts and talk of it that finally got me to commit. What an oddball. I dig it!
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:55pm spookcity:

glad to hear it amigo! someone needs to be these days amirite? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah - if yer a GittarHead...these gittars, amps. tubes, mikes. boards...few are extant!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:55pm Flash Strap:

such a great LP, LD! glad you're holdin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:56pm Little Danny:

Hi geez!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:56pm Flash Strap:

this has to be just the nastiest take on Baia, what snarl
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:57pm hyde:

@spook hah, hope it holds. it was a long time comin' for me. hanging in is key--hope you're doing good too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 7:57pm Little Danny:

And hellloooo Hyde!
  Thu. 4/26/18 7:57pm spookcity:

yeah this is real lovely
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:58pm hyde:

ok, sports fans. can't stay. gotta go. will miss the hanging out and will catch up with the next two hours in the archives. keep on keepin' on. back next week.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:59pm Flash Strap:

adios amigo, yer missed already
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 7:59pm geezerette:

These guys are so funny, sophisticated and good!
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:00pm spookcity:

later gator
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:00pm geezerette:

Bye Hyde! See you soon.
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:01pm spookcity:

this is nice evan, i'm thinking of this as us hangin out just listenin to some records, shootin the shit. it's gonna happen in real life on day my friend
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:01pm Flash Strap:

yeah, i need to spend a little more time with those Jokers and learn their tricks
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:02pm Flash Strap:

true brother, true. that's what's cool about WFMU/GTDR, a bunch of atomized music lovers just basically being together and puttin on records
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:04pm Flash Strap:

except all the records here are mine, and i decide what gets played, haha oops i guess its not that democratic
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:05pm spookcity:

well, you do have excellent taste, so maybe more like a benevolent overlord
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:06pm geezerette:

It really feels like that though. That relaxed.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:07pm Flash Strap:

i am so glad to hear that, truly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 8:08pm melinda:

Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:08pm Flash Strap:

ok this is one of the craziest, coolest covers in exotica history: i.pinimg.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:08pm northguineahills:

I was going to suggest a title for this, and well, they obviously used it (Bongo Surf)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 8:09pm doctorjazz:

Can't get too much Bongo on the Drummer Stream!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:10pm geezerette:

Yow,that cover! Bad acid,man.
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:10pm spookcity:

it looks both like a trap cover & an obscure 80s german death rock band all at the same time. amazing
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:10pm Flash Strap:

Bongo Surf from Surf'n Bongos, it's simple
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:11pm Flash Strap:

extremely true Doc
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:11pm Flash Strap:

it really does, Spook, it's so weird. it also looks a lot like a "weird" horror comic from the pre-code
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:12pm Flash Strap:

really trap tho
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:13pm spookcity:

i need to hear this now
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:14pm Flash Strap:

this track sounds a lot like "Enchanted Sea", but that's because these guys wrote "Enchanted Sea"
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:18pm spookcity:

this is real nice as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 8:18pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Flash, bring you to the car, time to blow this joint!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:19pm Flash Strap:

I love this record. my friend bought it years ago at In Your Ear in Boston. we both bought a bunch of Hong Kong instrumentals that day, but this one was the best of the lot. he loaned it to me for tonight
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:19pm Flash Strap:

So thanks Mikey
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:19pm northguineahills:

Well, you narrowed down the century of this one, not bad.... ;)
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:20pm Flash Strap:

pleasant journeys Doc!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:20pm Flash Strap:

pretty bad sleuthing, i know
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:20pm geezerette:

Sounds like a Japanese folk song is the core of this.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:23pm geezerette:

So I scroll back & see it's Chinese.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:23pm Flash Strap:

years ago i taped this and have been wearing the tape out ever since. usually in a portable tape player, floating in a boat
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:24pm Flash Strap:

but i think you're right it has a folk core
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:24pm northguineahills:

Leaving the office in about 6 mins, thanks Evan!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:24pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure friend
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 8:25pm Little Danny:

Ah that un-ID'd Hong Kong thing. Loved the two cuts you played!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:26pm Flash Strap:

yeah, i covet that record. whole thing rules
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:26pm Flash Strap:

glad you dug it too
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:26pm geezerette:

Some of these bands play like they've spent a lot of time playing in resort hotels which is always surreal.
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:26pm spookcity:

would be nice if a vinyl rip of those chinese gems would surface into the hinterlands ;)
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:28pm Flash Strap:

wouldn't rule it out spook!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:29pm Flash Strap:

very true, G., the effect is sometimes very weird
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:31pm Flash Strap:

her delivery can be so stilted and so electric, all in the same performance
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Caterina, I mean
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:33pm geezerette:

Didn't Herb Jefferies do a beautiful crooning version of "Flamingo"?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:33pm Flash Strap:

oooh, I should get a hold of that
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:34pm spookcity:

totally unrelated, but have you seen the trailer for the suspiria reboot?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:35pm geezerette:

He might've even been the first to record it.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:43pm βrian:

"Gardez les voyelles ouvertes," said my favorite teacher.
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:48pm doca:

Hey, Mr. Flash Strap, it’s been too long I didn’t catch your show.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:48pm Flash Strap:

check this one out here: bronzewing.bandcamp.com...

and the excellent Urban Bowerbird blog: urbanbower.blogspot.com.au
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:49pm Flash Strap:

@ spook: no! is it good

@G: i need to look into that

@Doca! hey buddy! thanks for dropping in, stay awhile
  Thu. 4/26/18 8:51pm doca:

For sure! Sometimes I forget WFMU always presents me with what I didn’t knew I needed.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:54pm βrian:

@doca: Loons, you mean? Everybody needs loons.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:54pm Flash Strap:

amazing, in a way, cover art here: img.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 8:55pm Flash Strap:

kinda sounds like Baia
  Thu. 4/26/18 9:05pm doca:

@Brian: Yes, and the whole ornithological catalogue.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:07pm Flash Strap:

this is actually an extremely bizarre record that i would love to now the story on: www.discogs.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:09pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan and Explorers
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:10pm Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:12pm coelacanth∅:

at least i made it in time for the surfmen
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:12pm Flash Strap:

"Sloppy Lagoon" is hilarious to me
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:13pm Flash Strap:

that's a good cut to catch, C.

Surfmen are so good
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:15pm coelacanth∅:

@8.54 "amazing, in a way"!!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:15pm jaywbabcock:

More songs with whistling, please! I dunno if there's enough for a whole show, but...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:16pm coelacanth∅:

there may be enough Fred Lowery for a whole show!
(i don't think i could take it though, personally)
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:18pm Flash Strap:

Hi Jay! I'll keep that in mind
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:18pm jaywbabcock:

re: whistling. www.scientificamerican.com...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:19pm jaywbabcock:

"What I think is going on here, even though we don't practice whistling, we have a long evolutionary history of having fine-grained control of the lips. Whereas control of the larynx has mostly evolved after humans split from other primates."
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:20pm Flash Strap:

whoa, that's pretty interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:21pm chresti:

wish I could whistle. The sound that results whenever I try is like a wind storm.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:23pm coelacanth∅:

i whistle pretty often. i don't know how accurate i am. probably not so much. i used to whistle complex arrangements, whistling on both the inhale & exhale. somewhere along the way i stopped doing it and now i pretty much can't.
  Thu. 4/26/18 9:24pm ?:

Backward cyclone.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:26pm Flash Strap:

hi Mysterion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:26pm chresti:

I think teeth arrangement/spacing is a factor
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:27pm Flash Strap:

i'm a pretty decent whistler myself, but can't do that 2-finger wolf whistle thing
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:29pm coelacanth∅:

people who do it say "it's easy! just do this!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:31pm chresti:

I can. With inconsistent results, very loudly
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:31pm TDK60:

hi, latecomer here.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:32pm Flash Strap:

heaviest Sleepy Lagoon I've ever heard
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:32pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:34pm coelacanth∅:

i never once succeeded in the 2 finger one...but i still can whistle like Fred Lowery- except i don't get as high.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:36pm TDK60:

Wow, Lagoony tonight; and talking whistling. I can whistle out & in, helps for endurance. Sadly, I don't know how to do that real loud whistle some do with 2 fingers in mouth ("sweeu uuuitte")
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:37pm chresti:

Maybe if I rinse my mouth with rum
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:41pm coelacanth∅:

just don't swallow any.

...or, i mean do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:41pm chresti:

Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:43pm coelacanth∅:

TDK definitely true on the endurance. i think my presently compromised endurance has something to do with why last time i tried (maybe last summer) i couldn't do it. that was the first time i'd tried to do it in many years.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:45pm coelacanth∅:

(i will have excellent endurance again by mid-summer though; so i'll try again.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:45pm chresti:

I'm a pretty good belcher, though
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:46pm chresti:

Ga'night! Always a pleasure
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/26/18 9:47pm Little Danny:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:48pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure all
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:48pm TDK60:

Did anyone see that new movie with the sort of creature from a lagoon look?
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:50pm coelacanth∅:

'night chresti
  Thu. 4/26/18 9:51pm still b/p:

Nooooo! Lagged so long on log-in I lamentably lost out on lorry-load of lagoooooons!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:51pm coelacanth∅:

i haven't seen a new movie in a few years. i do catch up on "the classics" incidentally sometimes.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Death of Stalin was really good, I saw that
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:52pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:52pm geezerette:

Thanks,Evan pals! Got a tan from the playlist.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:53pm Flash Strap:

My great pleasure, geezerette! happy to help yr tan
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:56pm TDK60:

"The Shape of Water" that's it. // Coel: I don't see many new films, and have a backlog of *old* ones I haven't seen...so much to see. A movie in my head now: couples down by the lagoon patio bar under the palm trees, by the tiki lamps, doing a cha cha.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:57pm Flash Strap:

that sounds like a good flick, TDK
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:59pm Flash Strap:

man, this is a great song
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:59pm jaywbabcock:

"Got a tan from the playlist. " HAHAHAHAHA that's great
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

my head movie is a pizza on my counter with several cloves of raw garlic next to it and a thick dark stout...to follow the walnuts and saurkraut i'm eating now.
  Thu. 4/26/18 10:00pm still b/p:

I get a kick out of Rudy, but don’t find a lot of appeal. The two heard here this evening are doin’ it for me, though. Nice.
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 10:00pm Flash Strap:

next door the blue room is warmin up: wfmu.org...
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Thu. 4/26/18 10:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks everyone, much love and good night
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