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Options April 11, 2019: A Baroque Tapestry of Grandeur and Excess

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
  Intro            
Third Ear Band  Mosaic   Options Alchemy  Harvest  1969    0:01:56 ()
Baroque Jazz Trio  Zoma   Options Baroque Jazz Trio  Saravah  1970    0:07:51 ()
Carl Stone  Sukothai   Options Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties  Unseen Worlds  1977  from Henry Purcell, "Rondeau"  0:19:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Jonathan Knight 
  Lonely Harpsichord on a Rainy Night  Viva  1967    0:33:06 ()
The Left Banke   I've Got Something On My Mind   Options Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967    0:41:06 ()
The Millennium  Prelude   Options Begin  Columbia  1968    0:43:18 ()
Billy Nicholls  Question Mark   Options Would You Believe  Immediate  1968    0:44:31 ()
Philamore Lincoln  The North Wind Blew South   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970    0:47:03 ()
Donovan  Bert's Blues   Options Sunshine Superman  Epic  1966    0:49:53 ()
McGough & McGear  Come Close and Sleep Now   Options McGough & McGear  Parlophone  1968    0:53:35 ()
The Beau Brummels  Magic Hollow   Options Triangle  Warner Brothers  1967  harpsichord played by Van Dyke Parks  0:55:51 ()
Philamore Lincoln  Early Sherwood   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970    0:59:07 ()
Donovan  There Was a Time   Options A Gift From a Flower to a Garden  Epic  1967    1:01:51 ()
Los Mac's  Atravéz del Cristal   Options Kaleidoscope Men  RCA Victor  1967    1:03:51 ()
Eternity's Children  Flowers   Options Eternity's Children  Tower  1968    1:06:31 ()
The Smoke  Philosophy / Umbrella / Ritual Gypsy Music Opus 1   Options The Smoke  Sidewalk  1968    1:08:18 ()
The Bachs  I'm a Little Boy   Options Out of the Bachs  Roto  1968    1:11:48 ()
The Fleetwoods  A Lover's Concerto   Options Folk Rock  Dolton  1965    1:15:26 ()
Love  The Castle   Options Da Capo  Elektra  1966    1:18:07 ()
Shuggie Otis  Oxford Gray   Options Here Comes Shuggie Otis  Epic  1970    1:21:07 ()
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Version 2)   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:27:57 ()
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Version 1)   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:29:59 ()
Bee Gees  House of Lords   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:31:58 ()
McGough & McGear  Living Room   Options McGough & McGear  Parlophone  1968    1:34:47 ()
Donovan  Under the Greenwood Tree   Options A Gift From a Flower to a Garden  Epic  1967  lyrics by William Shakespeare  1:37:23 ()
Deep Purple  Blind   Options Deep Purple  Harvest  1969    1:39:18 ()
The Left Banke   Pretty Ballerina   Options Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967    1:44:41 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Catherine Christer Hennix 
The Electric Harpsichord   Options The Electric Harpsichord  Die Schachtel  2010    1:47:07 ()
Deep Purple  April   Options Deep Purple  Harvest  1969    2:01:03 ()
John Renbourn  Trotto / Saltarello   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:12:30 ()
John Renbourn  Lamento di Tristan / La Rotta   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:14:59 ()
John Renbourn  Veri Floris / Triple Ballade   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:17:55 ()
Pink Floyd  Atom Heart Mother   Options Atom Heart Mother  Harvest  1970  with Ron Geesin  2:21:14 ()
Ron Geesin  Roll 'Em Bowl 'Em - In 3 Movements   Options As He Stands  Ron Geesin Products  1973    2:43:38 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Wendy Carlos 
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G Major: I Allegro   Options The Well-Tempered Synthesizer        2:46:37 ()
Tiny Tim  Strawberry Tea   Options God Bless Tiny Tim  Reprise  1968    2:52:03 ()
Third Ear Band  Stone Circle   Options Alchemy  Harvest  1969    2:54:43 ()
Marc & Olivier Namblard  Chaos   Options Cévennes  Kalerne  2013    2:57:59 ()


Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 6:03pm chresti:

Hello in advance, Flash
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 6:32pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Chresti!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:00pm Flash Strap:

ah yes, welcome to the exploratory chamber, let's begin the recital
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:07pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash and all!!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:07pm Flash Strap:

hello Listener James!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:11pm northguineahills:

I need more globes...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH, fellow globe lover
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:12pm Little Danny:

Good day Flash and friends
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Hey LD! great to see ya pal
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:13pm northguineahills:

Been boiling peanuts for 24 hrs, and they're still not done!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:13pm Flash Strap:

wild what a groove this turns out to be
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:14pm Flash Strap:

I've never boilt my own, NGH, i'll bet they turn out delicious
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:14pm Flash Strap:

but, wow, 24 hours?
  Thu. 4/11/19 7:16pm passiflora:

looking forward to the archive
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:17pm Flash Strap:

hi passiflora! It'll be there when you're ready for it
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:19pm geezerette:

Flash! Fellow Tapestry Inspectors!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Ah, Geezerette! wonderful to have you with us
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:23pm Flash Strap:

i'm genuinely in awe of this piece
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:24pm northguineahills:

@Evan: getting back to my southern roots, but using my own chilies, herbs, and adding beer, Worcestershire sauce, and white wine vinegar, and other spices.... (My wife would hate when I'd make them, as it make the whole place smell like peanuts).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:25pm Little Danny:

Choice use of echo, too!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:25pm Flash Strap:

wow that sounds delicious
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:25pm northguineahills:

and..., what Flash said...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:25pm geezerette:

Likewise! Good time machine you have here.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:27pm Flash Strap:

from an interview with Carl Stone:
And then a piece like “Sukothai,” from 1977, was produced after graduation, when you worked at a radio station, right?

Yes. By the time I got to KPFK, I already had this idea about doing the layering—which is a sort of geometric procedure where you build up layers from the same material, until it becomes a mass of sounds. That’s the basic technique of the piece “Sukothai.” Start with one [sample], multiply it to two, then four than eight, et cetera—all the way up to a thousand-plus.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:28pm northguineahills:

(Stone doing Purcell)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:29pm Little Danny:

Wow, yeah, it's dizzying! Really great
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:30pm Flash Strap:

the ceiling just gets higher and higher in this cathedral
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:30pm Jeff Golick:

This triiipppy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:31pm Jeff Golick:

Is.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:31pm Flash Strap:

Jeff! hello brother!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:32pm geezerette:

This is invisible architecture.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:33pm geezerette:

...and then it crumbles...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:35pm Little Danny:

I downloaded the Carl Stone immediately
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:35pm Jeff Golick:

I gotta get this out of my system: if it ain't baroque, don't fix it.

Sorry.

Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:36pm Little Danny:

Oh no you didn't Jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:39pm Jeff Golick:

I'll see myself out.

BTW, @LD, the Stone companion collection of 80s and 90s material, is also really good, if you end up looking for more...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:39pm hyde:

hi gang
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:40pm geezerette:

Howdy, Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:41pm Jeff Golick:

Oh man, what modern song sampled that opening? It's driving me a little nuts...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:41pm Little Danny:

Thanks Jeff - I'm starting with the album that Flash played, will venture beyond
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:42pm Flash Strap:

@Jeff & LD: the 80s 90s comp is just as good if not better, i agree!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:42pm northguineahills:

Van Dyke Parkes and Harpers Bizarre also sometimes would fit this theme...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:42pm Flash Strap:

hi Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:43pm Jeff Golick:

Ok, phew, got it: Jens Lekman, "Black Cab." Had no idea -- nutty!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:43pm chresti:

Great Tapestry- it's fanciful and horrific!
I'm in awe of Stone, too@flash
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:43pm hyde:

i can't find my square glasses
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:45pm geezerette:

Lace at wrists...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:46pm Little Danny:

@Jeff: Nicely spotted. Isn't that some relief?
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:47pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: i love violent tapestries like that, seems so uncanny for a decorative object, and the distortion of the textile is very weird and affecting
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:47pm Little Danny:

Haha, geez, YES
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:47pm hyde:

@geez haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:48pm Jeff Golick:

Sweet relief, though slightly abashed I didn't know it to begin with. Always loved that riff, tho (via Jens).
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:49pm Flash Strap:

@jeff: i need to check out "Black Cab", never heard it
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:50pm Flash Strap:

possibly my favorite Donovan song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:50pm Little Danny:

I would love to see that tapestry at the top up close. So many different little vignettes and details in there
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:51pm geezerette:

...& Bert's Bees...:)
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:52pm Flash Strap:

it's based on the Bosch painting, The Haywain, which is an absolute masterpiece. there are a handful of great master tapestries based on Bosch, all of them weirder than weird
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:53pm Flash Strap:

content3.cdnprado.net...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:53pm Flash Strap:

upload.wikimedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 7:53pm Little Danny:

Whoa, awesome. Thanks Flash!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:54pm geezerette:

Evan, the Nuns who wove that must have gone mad.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:55pm Flash Strap:

i can't find it now, but there's an outrageous tapestry based on Bosch's crazy Elephant engraving that you gotta see to believe
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:57pm chresti:

@geeze-me too
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:57pm geezerette:

Where'd you see it?
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:57pm Flash Strap:

the elephant engraving: upload.wikimedia.org...
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:58pm geezerette:

ha, Chresti, which thing?
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 7:58pm chresti:

and @flash @7:47
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 7:59pm Flash Strap:

i was at one time researching both Bosch's engravings and 18th c. French scenic wallpapers, and in the course of those two projects it came up and I took special note
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:00pm Flash Strap:

this Philamore Lincoln record is so weird and cool i had to play 2 selections
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:01pm geezerette:

Evan, OMG, incredible!!! Thanks for sharing! :D
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:04pm Flash Strap:

rare baroque pop from Chile!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:05pm Little Danny:

It's fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:05pm Little Danny:

and quite an ambitious arrangement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:05pm melinda:

hi friends
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:06pm Flash Strap:

i actually just came across it this morning, and added it last second, so i'm still getting acquainted. I agree LD
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:08pm chresti:

@geeze, lace bloomers and elephants and all
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:10pm geezerette:

Ha ha!! Chresti.. :D
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:10pm geezerette:

He, Melinda!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:11pm Flash Strap:

"is rain fun or is it not?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:12pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan & Explorers
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:13pm melinda:

@Jeff I didn't know until maybe a month ago that Black Cab was part Left Banke.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:13pm Flash Strap:

great guitar solo on this, utterly prehistoric
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:14pm doctorjazz:

Quick hi from beautiful Staten Island!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:14pm geezerette:

Coeeeeeeee-L!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:14pm Flash Strap:

hello Doc, in the exotic isles
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:15pm geezerette:

That "Little Boy" has a very deep voice! His tiny fingers sure can shred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:16pm melinda:

I tried making injera today for the first time. The verdict: not a failure, but needs work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:17pm melinda:

This is very tambourine-forward.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:17pm Flash Strap:

he probably is about 16 or 17, i think the Bachs were basically a high school band in the Chicago suburbs
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:17pm Flash Strap:

@melinda: can't hear anything else now, hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:18pm Little Danny:

Oh wow Melinda I was just looking into making injera a week or two ago. It was a bit intimidating, what with the fermentation and all
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:19pm Flash Strap:

i have never heard of injera
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:19pm northguineahills:

Ok, my trivia night got moved to tonight, so, instead of bidding Jesse adieu early, I'll be doing such tonight. Amazing, stuff, thanks, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:19pm melinda:

I don't recall hearing any of these songs when I was in high school, but that was when I discovered 60s folk-rock-pop, and this is reminding me pleasantly of that period of discovery.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:19pm Flash Strap:

go get 'em, NGH!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:20pm Flash Strap:

very happy to hear it, Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:20pm Little Danny:

Huh, that surprises me Evan. It's an essential at any Ethiopian restaurant
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:20pm northguineahills:

(I usually do, Flash....)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:20pm hyde:

@melinda interesting, that sounds cool. i tried microwaving an egg on a plate today for the first time. i was told this would create a perfect sunny side up egg. did it? NOPE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:21pm melinda:

Flash injera is the Ethiopian spongey bread. Looks like a giant pancake but it's tangy from fermentation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:22pm melinda:

@hyde haha
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:22pm geezerette:

Shuggie!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:23pm Little Danny:

Is there a recipe for injera you'd recommend, Melinda?
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:24pm Flash Strap:

ooooh, ok, yeah I know what that is... long time since I've been out for Ethiopian. about ten years ago i had a little too good of a time a place in Philly and haven't had any since
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:24pm quinn:

The only good vegan food in my town is Ethiopian! I eat too much injera there! PS I’m loving this show tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:24pm Jeff Golick:

Wow, @melinda, adventurous. Love that bread, though it's been a loooong time since I've had it.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:26pm Flash Strap:

one of the coolest Shuggie tracks, imo. very unusual
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:26pm Jeff Golick:

Hey, Johnny's kid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:26pm melinda:

@Danny I felt confident about fermentation since I've done buckwheat sourdough and fermented mung bean cakes. This tasted fermented but not tangy. After trying it with straight brown teff flour I'm pretty sure the restaurants are cutting theirs with wheat flour, because mine was cocoa colored and grainy. So I might not achieve restaurant-quality but there is room for improvement. I'm avoiding wheat and that's why I thought it would be good to try injera.
  Thu. 4/11/19 8:26pm passiflora:

I'm at a market away from home w/ things I haven't seen before a show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:29pm melinda:

I used the recipe from Wild Fermentation because it's only teff flour and water, plus salt. If you're aiming for restaurant-style probably not the best, but I'm on a health diet so I'm used to earthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:29pm doctorjazz:

Great old Bee Fees, remember when it came out.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:31pm Flash Strap:

that's right, two versions, what's more baroque than that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:32pm Little Danny:

Thanks Melinda! I'm newly emboldened to attempt it again
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:33pm Flash Strap:

one of the alltime best unreleased Bee gees tracks, this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:34pm coelacanth∅:

if i remember correctly the store i worked in in the 90s sold whole teff in both brown and blonde. he probably still stocks teff.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:36pm Flash Strap:

McGear, as you probably all know, is McCartney's little brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:36pm Jeff Golick:

DID NOT KNOW
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:37pm geezerette:

Suddenly remember Phil Ochs record with very similar sound to unreleased Bee Gees.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Phil Ochs is great, i should have considered him for tonight
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:39pm Flash Strap:

very pleased to inform, Jeff! McGear has some great stuff too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:40pm melinda:

@coel I've found blonde teff online, I might try it. They call it something else though. I haven't looked in all the halal markets yet, might do that.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:41pm Flash Strap:

This Deep Purple album (which has Bosch on the cover, appropo to the earlier conversation) maybe the ultimate in "baroque" heavy psych
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:42pm chresti:

melting wings hee hee
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:42pm Flash Strap:

totally
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:43pm geezerette:

celia birtwell dress for listening to this playlist.
plantcurator.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:43pm melinda:

@geeze cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:44pm coelacanth∅:

nice g! i happen to be wearing that dress right now!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:45pm geezerette:

Melinda, glad you like it. Knocked me out.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:46pm geezerette:

Coel!!! And I'm sure it suits you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:46pm melinda:

Love Pretty Ballerina. This was the sort of music that first turned me on to FMU, on Bob Brainen's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:46pm coelacanth∅:

this song destroyed me when i first heard it. (long after it was released)
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:47pm chresti:

Nice geeze
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:47pm chresti:

haha coel!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:48pm geezerette:

one more, for tapestry viewing... cdn.shopify.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:48pm coelacanth∅:

geez i'd rather see the model in the picture wearing it than myself!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:49pm chresti:

that's the one I'm wearing @geeze
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:51pm geezerette:

Well, to be honest it wouldn't look good on a cartoon duck either...
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 8:52pm chresti:

I'm wearing it with my cartoon duck
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 8:53pm geezerette:

Chresti, you have excellent taste! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:54pm coelacanth∅:

i might've first heard ballerina on fmu as well but it must've been long long ago because i immediately ordered the album from my record club -which ceased to exist by sometime in the 80s.
i knew walk away renee (sp?) but never knew who did it. that was a happy surprise.
..very happy i took the chance on that album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:55pm doctorjazz:

Time to hit the road (Jack), catch you in the car! Thanks,Flash)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

there is of course potential for mishaps when wearing a flowy dress when you're a fish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

hit the road,Jack. drive defensively.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 9:01pm hyde:

strange, i made a Deep Purple reference at work today
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:01pm Dean:

Can't listen just now, because USPS has just delivered a 26 CD box of recorder recitals. BAM! But the bed music invites me to recommend Jukka Tiensuu, who has composed marvelously bizarre harpsichord music, e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jR1BF10UJ4
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:03pm Flash Strap:

Ooh, i'll check that out, Dean! enjoy that recorder box set and be safe out there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:03pm Little Danny:

Get your priorities straight, Dean.

I just want you to be there for my show
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:04pm Flash Strap:

@Melinda, C.: that whole Left banke album absolutely floored me the first time i heard it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, all of you marvelously handsome people!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:04pm Flash Strap:

the weird truth is, i've been obsessed with this album since i was a boy, and in all my days i've never really gotten into any other Deep Purple record
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug, you dashing duke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:06pm Little Danny:

Hello handsome stream king!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

Hello Sir Doug
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:09pm TDK60:

Hello there...explorers.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi there TDK!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:10pm TDK60:

.a show to sift thru the archives later....
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:13pm Flash Strap:

yeah, give it a sift, see if any gold comes out in the pan
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:14pm Flash Strap:

this is such a gorgeous record from John Renbourn
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:16pm coelacanth∅:

Evan i admit that that left banke album has some songs that didn't grab me at first, but not so much that i didn't always let the album play through. i grew to appreciate it.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:17pm Flash Strap:

i agree, there are a few that are more or less standard faire, but they all grew on me in the end
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:17pm Little Danny:

Left Banke's second album is even better in my opinion, if you don't know it already, coel
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:18pm Dean:

Well, geez. Renbourn's Lamento and Rotta coincide marvelously with the recorder set! Okay, I'm off the CD player, on the stream.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:19pm coelacanth∅:

never heard it Danny i'll check it out
Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:20pm Little Danny:

@coel: More ambitious arrangements, same gorgeous melodies. I love it
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:20pm Flash Strap:

I don't agree with Danny on this one (Brown leaving the band in the interrim makes that hard), but I still love Left Banke Too so I vigorously co-sign his recommendation
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:20pm Little Danny:

@coel: More ambitious arrangements, same gorgeous melodies. I love it
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:20pm Dean:

But don't miss Eric Bosgraaf's van Eyck. Here's the set: https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/a/anthology-of-the-recorder/
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:21pm Flash Strap:

actually, i'm going to listen to it again this week and see if Danny's not actually right, just to be safe
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:22pm Flash Strap:

bet none of you saw this Pink Floyd coming?
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:24pm TDK60:

.haven't heard this Floyd in ages; marvelous, grand..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:24pm coelacanth∅:

haha i often don't see what's coming!

...and i'll listen to that 2nd album and cast my vote!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:25pm Flash Strap:

very unfairly maligned, imo. even the band writes it off as junk for some reason. But it's highly ambitious, occasionally extremely avant-garde, wonderfully bizarre vocals arranged by Ron Geesin... I've always loved this one
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:27pm TDK60:

..maybe their most "prog" album? (to get all categorical...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:27pm Little Danny:

@coel: I pulled out their second LP for my first set
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:27pm coelacanth∅:

coincidentally had a pink floyd song (from this era) mysteriously enter my head and get lodged there up until i turned on the radio tonight.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:30pm Flash Strap:

I think Ron Geesin may have really saved this from being a kind of unfocused, bloated thing, and in doing so made one of the most unique, avant garde works in their discogrpahy
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:30pm Flash Strap:

I just love Ron Geesin, generally
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:31pm coelacanth∅:

Danny -cool
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:34pm Flash Strap:

love that vocal passage
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Kubrick asked for permission to use this in Clockwork orange, but was denied
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:43pm Little Danny:

Wow! That's a fun fact, indeed
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:44pm Dean:

That's odd. Kubrick is the rare cinematographer who understands the extent to which music *is* the object. I revel in the fact that People Like Us last year included a sample from the lighthouse keeper tune from the soundtrack in her mash-up.
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:45pm Dean:

(And, sorry, but my favorite Geesin work is the fart-laden tune from the body album.)
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:46pm Flash Strap:

yeah, he originally intended to have Pink Floyd soundtrack a lot of 2001 as well, and thankfully changed his mind
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:46pm TDK60:

yeh, stickin' with the "classical" was better for us, here in the Future...
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:47pm Dean:

Except the lighthouse keeper tune was decidedly not classical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:47pm Little Danny:

@Flash: Again, wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 9:50pm melinda:

doomed to be bloated and flabby, haha
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:50pm geezerette:

Evan,so much imagery!
Thanks or show!f
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:51pm Little Danny:

Another brilliant ep, Evan, thanks!
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:51pm TDK60:

thanka! Please do more again, there's a lot more of this sorta stuff...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 9:52pm melinda:

thanks flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:52pm Little Danny:

More bloat, more flab ahead: wfmu.org... See you there, ya turkeynecks
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 9:53pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:53pm Dean:

Buddy of mine is researching hippies in LA, etc., and he marvels that Tiny Time was involved in the acid tests.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:53pm Flash Strap:

haha yes, bloat, flab, excess flesh
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:54pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure all! will do TDK
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:54pm doctorjazz:

Been listening in the car, fun show Evan, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:55pm Little Danny:

@Dean: TT musta cut a pretty strange figure at the acid tests
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Tiny Tim is so unusual, the weirdest thing has always been how good that LP is. like, it's really of spectacular quality
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 9:57pm Little Danny:

Man based on that track you just played I clearly need to give it a chance. I'd always dismissed it
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:58pm geezerette:

Totally agree about Tiny Tim. Great album.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 9:59pm Flash Strap:

i rarely listen to it, and it's often no less than grotesque, but it's exceptionally well-made, and very very smart, and sometimes just wonderful
  Thu. 4/11/19 9:59pm Dean:

He was a consummate musician, no question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 4/11/19 10:00pm melinda:

I didn't know Tiny Tim was involved in the acid tests. Always learningnew things here.
Avatar Thu. 4/11/19 10:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks everyone, see you in the next room
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 4/11/19 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
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