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Music of all kinds that hits me in the pit of my stomach, all arranged to find your sweet spot, too. Plus radio shows from the 1940s & 1950s: dramas, mysteries, sci-fi, detectives, and more.

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Options August 8, 2003: Show 170: fill-in for Frank O'Toole (listen to entire show / each individual set / each individual song)

The start and end times of each song and set are exact.

Show time: 11 PM - 2 AM



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Artist Track Album Label Comments Special
 
Set 1 (Listen to this set: Real)
Lee Konitz  I'll Remember April (track 5)   Options Motion  Blue Note  Cool-slinky, a little zippy, a quiet end. I like his comment in the liner notes: "Fortunately for me, I never really made it professionally...." In other words, kinda like Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken - the less travelled one made all the difference.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 1 & 2. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 2: Psych & acid: sometimes quiet, sometimes different, sometimes lush, sometimes beautiful. (Listen to this set: Real)
Tuxedomoon  James Whale (Side A, track 6) (Listen: Real)   Options Half-Mute  Cramboy  Bells, low key, quiet spookiness, acid.   
Jon Hassell  The Elephant And The Orchid (Side B, track 2) (Listen: Real)   Options Power Spot  ECM  Bit softly lush & mysterious, like slowly crossing a mysterious desert.  ***  
Warlocks  Cosmic Letdown (track 5, ended at -1:40) (Listen: Real)   Options Phoenix Album  Birdman  Kinda druggy & mysterious, long instrumental part to begin, then builds, with an edge.   
Loop  Fade Out (Side A, track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Fade Out  Rough Trade     
Dimentia 13  Disturb The Air (Side B, track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Disturb The Air  Midnight International  One of the finest lush, neo-psych albums, from the late 1980s.   
Sciflyer  Burning Down The House (track 4) (Listen: Real)   Options Fair Weather Karma  Claire  Fine, beautiful, long, shimmering, introspective.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 2 & 3. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 3: the old radio show portion of the evening. (Listen to this set: Real)
Harry Lyme, The Third Man  Ticket To Tangier   Options (none)  from August 24, 1951  A 1 year long, 52 episode series broadcast from the summer of 1951 to the summer of 1952, it capitalized on the popularity of the movie The Third Man. Both the movie and this series starred Orson Welles. He does a great job in this series as well. The episode we hear is the 4th in the series.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 3 & 4. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
           
 
Set 4: from heavy-core to rock. (Listen to this set: Real)
Sunn O)))  My Wall (track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options White 1  Southern Lord  This is the heavy-core. The first 10 minutes or so is an intense poem, written and read by Julian Cope, over heavy-core by Sunn O))). The second half of the piece: pure, glorious solo heavy-core.  ***  
Tia Carrera  (no title) (begun at -14:07, ended by -0:15) (Listen: Real)   Options Live At Room 710  (unreleased)  Easy tempo, but major, in-the-red distort-o rock, with a definite psych feel. The last few minutes are much calmer.  ***  
Scientists  We Had Love (CD #2, track 1) (Listen: Real)   Options Tales From The Australian Underground: Singles 1976 - 1989  Feel Presents  Almost 5 minutes of great, solid rock.  ***  
Cosmic Psychos  Lost Cause (CD #2, track 20) (Listen: Real)   Options Tales From The Australian Underground: Singles 1976 - 1989  Feel Presents  Heavier, more raw, faster.  ***  
Comets On Fire  Comets On Fire (track 8) (Listen: Real)   Options Comets On Fire  Alternative Tentacles  As usual, the fastest in the set comes last.   
 
 
Mic break between Sets 4 & 5. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 5: some gamelan from the court of Yogyakarta. (Listen to this set: Real)
played on the Gamelan Kanjeng Kyahi Madu Kentir (The Venerable Madness Of Honey orchestra)  Gending Wasital Asih, pelog nem (excerpt from track 1)   Options Java: Palais Royal de Yogyakarta 4: La Musique de Concert  Ocora/Radio France  I've selected the most beautiful part, situated roughly in the middle of the piece. It's a rarified, intensely beautiful and celestial part, of a style rarely heard outside the confines of the palace.  ***  
 
 
Mic break between Sets 5 & 6. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   
 
 
Set 6: some more jazz I've been listening to, to end the show. (Listen to this set: Real)
McKinney's Cotton Pickers  Do You Believe In Love At Sight (track 5) (Listen: Real)   Options City Of Ghosts soundtrack  United Artists  Easy, syncopated, bouncy - but relaxed about it. A real pleasure.  ***  
Jackie McLean  Iddy Biddy (track 10) (Listen: Real)   Options Vertigo  Blue Note  Bit bluesy, bit soul-jazz, very Jackie.   
Coleman Hawkins  Riviera Blues (track 5) (Listen: Real)   Options Dali  Stash  We get to hear both Coleman Hawkins and some hot electric guitar.  ***  
 
 
End of show mic break. Background music for it: (Listen to this set: Real)
Les Chakachas  Love is like a Violin (track 4)   Options Arriba!  RCA International  Phat, sentimental sound. Feels like it's the slow song at the record hop.   

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