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The Soundtrack you hear in your head as you hand the toll collector your last dollar and drive tentatively into the lonely tunnel toward the arms of Morpheus. But like, who's playing that crazy organ? (Visit homepage.)

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Options August 4, 2003: Toward the Unknown Region
Starring Bob Rixon

Darest thou now O soul,
Walk out with me toward the unknown region,
Where neither ground is for the feet nor any path to follow?

Listen to this show:

Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Bruckner, Anton
Feierlich (Mysterioso)   Options Symphony no. 9 in d  Point Classics    CD  Leningrad Philharmonic, cond. Yevgeny Mravinsky. 
Alicia de Larrocha  Danzas Espanolas Set #2: Villanesca (Listen: )   Options Alicia de Larrocha plays Granados  Decca    CD   
National Chamber Players  Villa Lobos: Choros #7   Options Nonets & Septets  Klavier    CD   
Stereolab with Herbie Mann  Surfboard   Options Red Hot & Rio (compilation)      CD   
Badings, Henk
Genesee (Listen: )   Options Evolutions & Contrasts (Badings & Raaijmakers)  Limelight    LP  Born: 17 January 1907, Bandoeng (Indonesia) Died: 26 June 1987, Maarheeze (The Netherlands) 
Andrew Deutsch
Cut #2   Options Electronic Garden  Anomalous  2003  CD   
Kyaw Kya Naing  Shwe Ka Nyar (Beautiful Girl of Golden Complexion)   Options Pat Waing: The Magic Drum Circle Of Burma  Shanachie  1998  CD   
Neil Young  Like an Inca (Listen: )   Options Trans  Geffen  1982  LP  Brother we got to go
sooner than you know
The Gypsy told my fortune,
she said that nothin' showed.
Undisputed Truth  I'm Losing You   Options Cosmic Truth  Gordy  1975  LP  Produced by Norman Whifield 
Hi Rhythm Section  Since You've Been Gone   Options Hi Rhythm Section  London / Hi  1976  LP   
Lyadov, Anatol Konstantinovich  The Enchanted Lake (Listen: )   Options Lyadov Orchestral Pieces  Naxos  2003  CD  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Cond. by Stephen Gunzenhauser 
Holst, Gustav  Neptune from The Planets   Options Holst: Music for Two Pianos  Naxos  1998  CD  Pianos: Len Vorster, Robert Chamberlain 
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Toward the Unknown Region (Listen: )   Options Toward the Unknown  Klavier  1994  CD  England's City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Cond. by Norman del Mar
Just a big beautiful song, this was Vaughan William's first public success (1907), performed by an immense chorus at one of the grand music festivals so popular in England in his time. I have a fantasy of traveling back in time, bringing this recording & a CD player to sickly old Walt Whitman in Camden - who might not be so shocked at a visitor from the future - to see the great poet weep with joy over the wonderful music he would inspire within a few years of his death.
Calvin Hampton  Five Dances for Organ (Listen: )   Options Herndon Spillman: A Diversity of Riches: Multi-Ethnic Organ Music by 20th Century American Composers  Titanic    CD  The Primitives, At the Ballet, Those Americans, A Ritual Dance, Everyone Dance 
Innocence Mission  And Hiding Away (Listen: )   Options Umbrella  A&M  1991  CD   
Beach Boys  Good Timin'   Options L.A. Album      CD   
Elvis Costello  London's Brilliant Parade   Options Brutal Youth  Columbia  1994  CD   
Utopia  Maybe I Could Change   Options Oblivion      LP   
            Darest Thou Now, O Soul
by Walt Whitman

DAREST thou now, O Soul,
Walk out with me toward the Unknown Region,
Where neither ground is for the feet, nor any path to follow?

No map, there, nor guide,
Nor voice sounding, nor touch of human hand,
Nor face with blooming flesh, nor lips, nor eyes, are in that land.

I know it not, O Soul;
Nor dost thou--all is a blank before us;
All waits, undream'd of, in that region--that inaccessible land.

Till, when the ties loosen,
All but the ties eternal, Time and Space,
Nor darkness, gravitation, sense, nor any bounds, bound us.

Then we burst forth--we float,
In Time and Space, O Soul--prepared for them;
Equal, equipt at last--(O joy! O fruit of all!) them to fulfil, O Soul.
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