Options Mark Allen: Playlist from August 11, 2005 Options

"What do you know? How have you lived...to know...what's beautiful?" - Pat Ast, HEAT (1972)

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Options August 11, 2005: God bless the USA everyone has AIDS

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Artist Track Album Comments
Lee Greenwood  God Bless The USA   Options   wrong song starts, then the Greenwood one repeats for some reason, with a brief appearance of 'You Light Up My Life' - all because of divine intervention perhaps 
Team America  Everyone Has AIDS   Options Team America (movie soundtrack)   
Public Image Ltd.  Fodderstompf   Options Public Image   
Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3  Main Title, track 9   Options Taking Of Pelham 1,2,3 (movie soundtrack)  score by David Shire 
The Broom Of The System  (excerpt)   Options The Broom Of The System - a novel by David Foster Wallace  reading (with dramatic musical accompaniment) of pages 118 - 128 from "The Broom Of The System," a novel by David Foster Wallace (first pub. 1997) - which include a story about a man with an anger problem, a woman with a junk food and narcoleptic problem, the couple's two children who are each born with a strange neurological disorder where they have life-threatening epileptic fits whenever they cry, a sleazy, city-hating psychiatrist who sold the couple their secluded cabin deep in the woods, the tiny, far-off backwoods hospital, and one dark and stormy night 
Susumu Yokota  Capriccio & the Innovative Composer   Options Symbol   
Annie Gosfield  EWA7   Options Flying Sparks & Heavy Machinery   
Judy Dunaway  Piece for Solo Tenor Balloon   Options Balloon Music  more info on this realease here. 
      Very long ranting part of the show where I talk about a night out on the town during which I had a delicious sushi meal, compare it to a night out a few days earlier where I had an explosive (literally) night renting movies at Kim's on St. Mark's, and then reminisce and tell a long childhood story about me and my friend Curtis who skipped school in the eighth grade and rode our bikes a zillion miles in the hot Texas sun, wearing trash bags and colored hair spray, all the way to a movie theater in Dallas - just to see the film "Starstruck." 
Starstruck  (film clips)   Options   Angus convinces Jackie to tightrope over a busy intersection in Sydney as a publicity stunt, Jackie performs "Temper, Temper" at the Lizard Lounge and wins the crowd over, Jackie Mullens and the Wombats infiltrate the final "Wow!" talent competition at Sydney Opera House, with Jackie dangling in limbo from a descending stage prop as the crowd and crew jeer her - but of course they end up winning the crowd over, inexplicably nabbing the grand prize and saving the farm (pub), performing "It's The Monkey In Me." Starstruck, dir: Gillian Armstrong, 1982. Cast: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Max Cullen, Pat Evison, John O'May, Phil Judd. More info on this excellent film here, here, and here, view the trailer here. 
Lene Lovich  Special Star   Options No Man's Land   
Au Pairs  Sex Without Stress   Options Sense and Sensuality   
Ari Up  True Warrior   Options Dread More Dan Dead   
Bow Wow Wow  I'm Not a Know It All   Options See Jungle! See Jungle! City All Over Go Ape Crazy!   
Malcolm McLaren  Boom Boom Baby   Options Swamp Thing   
The Glove  Looking Glass Girl   Options Blue Sunshine   
Bound & Gagged  Attack   Options Bound & Gagged ep  promo ep from forgotten all-female new wave band from Boston, cira-1980 
Bene Gesserit  You Can Dance It If You Want To   Options Fashion Is a Dirty Word   
Landscape  European Man   Options From the Tea Rooms Of Mars... To the Hell Holes Of Uranus   
Orchestral Manuvers In the Dark  Julia's Song   Options Orchestral Manuvers In the Dark   
Visage  Fade To Grey   Options Visage (debut ep)   
Tangerine Dream  Remote Viewing   Options Exit   
Apartment Zero  (film clips)   Options   Insular, film-obsessed Adrian has a discussion with his dashing new roommate Jack about movie trivia, warns him about not talking to the neighbors, they have more movie trivia, Adrian squirms as they talk about girls, Adrian gushes about Jack to his mother, and the two end in a typical Odd Couple-esque roommate situation. Dir: Martin Donovan, 1988. Cast: Colin Firth, Hart Bochner. More info on this film here and here. 
Windy & Carl  track 1   Options Deadicated To Flea  played mostly under above movie clips 
Mike Love  live, between-song banter   Options Shut Up and Play! Vol. II  Mike Love goes a little too ga ga over President Bill Clinton's revelation that he tried pot, from an early 90's Beach Boys show. "Shut Up and Play! Vol II" is Brian Turner's 2005 WFMU DJ premium - his second excellent hand-picked collection of between-song banter, radio flubs and rediculous live moments from music stars and "stars," past and present, in front of horrified, jeering (and sometimes rioting) audiences. 
Bermuda Triangle  Nights In White Satin   Options Bermuda Triangle  This home-made record, circa 1970's, was discovered by a DJ at the station - it's from a hippie trio from CA who do mostly oddly beautiful cover versions of other songs, in this cade a Moody Blues cover 
Dorsey & Beatrice Dixon  Shining City Over the River   Options Prayers From Hell  collection of old-time gospel mountain music 
Alexander Tucker  Sung Into Your Brightening Skull   Options Old Fog   
Electric Masada  Tekufah   Options Electric Masada (Tzadik 50th B'day Celebration Vol. 4)   

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