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Playlist for 19 April 2012 Options | Backsliding [on Instrumentutionalized: Slide Guitar]

On today's show we introduce a new occasional segment, Instrumentutionalized, a completely subjective and thoroughly incomplete freeform survey of music played on a particular instrument. Today: slide guitar.

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Jacques Crevier et son ensemble  Le Grand Marc   Options Apres Ski (soundtrack)       
Ava & the Avalanches  Ski Baby Ski   Options Clubbo sampler vol. 2  Clubbo    0:03:10 (Pop‑up)
Utility Project  Ronnie Listner is a Bobsledder   Options Bouquet   
watch the video!
0:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Olivia Tremor Control  Beneath the Climb   Options Singles and Beyond  Emperor Norton    0:09:26 (Pop‑up)
Wire  The 15th   Options 154      0:12:07 (Pop‑up)
unknown  In the Tyrol   Options Help! (soundtrack)  Capitol    0:15:22 (Pop‑up)
Twizzle  Falling   Options Soda Fountain      0:17:16 (Pop‑up)
Best Friends Forever  Handpocket   Options Romance Conflict Adventure  Plan-It X    0:21:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Open Space   Options Today's Sound      0:23:57 (Pop‑up)
Tujiko Noriko  Machi no Kakera (Girl Meets Boy)   Options Shojo Toshi  Mego    0:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Futique  Trump Card   Options Go Low  Shadow    0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Jared C. Balogh  Sprightly Mello   Options Catchy Pop Left  Sirona  found here  0:39:06 (Pop‑up)
Duke Ellington  Lazy Rhapsody   Options The Ellington Era 1927-1940  Columbia    0:43:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Tempo Block   Options Soothing Sounds for Baby  Basta    0:46:28 (Pop‑up)
H.M. Barnes and the Blue Ridge Ramblers  Honolulu Stomp   Options Slidin' On The Frets: The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Phenomenon (various artists)  Yazoo    0:50:23 (Pop‑up)
Kinks  Holiday in Wakiki   Options Face to Face  Castle Music/Sanctuary    0:53:30 (Pop‑up)
Rebby Sharp  I'm So Hot   Options In One Mouth and Out the Other  Shimmy Disc    0:55:54 (Pop‑up)
Pram  The Mermaid's Hotel   Options The Museum of Imaginary Animals  Merge    0:58:06 (Pop‑up)
They Might Be Giants  She's an Angel   Options They Might Be Giants  Bar None    1:01:54 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lew Howard All-Stars 
Hula Rock   Options Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    1:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Philippe Eidel  Toumast   Options Imuhar  Sony    1:08:05 (Pop‑up)
Irene Scruggs  The Voice of the Blues   Options The Voice of the Blues: Bottleneck Guitar Masterpieces  Yazoo    1:12:41 (Pop‑up)
Incredible String Band  The Hedgehog's Song   Options The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion  Elektra/Hannibal    1:15:24 (Pop‑up)
Mme. Riviere's Hawaiians  E Mama Ea   Options I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore: 1927-1948 (various artists)  Mississippi    1:18:51 (Pop‑up)
Pete Drake  My Bluest Day   Options Forever  Smash    1:21:41 (Pop‑up)
George Harrison  Behind That Locked Door   Options All Things Must Pass  Apple  featuring Pete Drake  1:23:57 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
P. Wilshire 
Dr Witch Wot   Options Lunar Probe  Zippy    1:27:08 (Pop‑up)
Friends of Dean Martinez  Broken Bell   Options A Place in the Sun  Knitting Factory    1:30:44 (Pop‑up)
Brian Eno  In Dark Trees   Options Another Green World  EG    1:35:31 (Pop‑up)
Pere Ubu  Thriller!   Options Dub Housing  Rough Trade/Chrysalis    1:37:38 (Pop‑up)
Bradford Reed  Snake Charmer   Options Live! At Home  Ft.Lb. Records 
Watch Bradford Reed in action, playing his instrument, the pencilina!
1:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dim Dim 
Flit   Options Kiwi  Audio Dregs    1:45:35 (Pop‑up)
Yo La Tengo  Last Days of Disco   Options And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out  Matador    1:48:44 (Pop‑up)
Os Mutantes  Baby   Options Everything Is Possible  Luaka Bop    1:54:12 (Pop‑up)
Swing Out Sister  Breakout   Options Best of  Mercury    1:57:16 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Glenn Lee 
Joyful Sounds   Options Sacred Steel (various artists)  Arhoolie    2:00:35 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am charlie:

welcome, all early birds
  10:55am kat330:

Hi, Charlie -- so where's the worm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am charlie:

At first I thought you were making a tequila reference! Kat, that is a complex philosophical question. I have not yet figured out the metaphysical or musical equivalent of the worm. Perhaps if more people drop by, the sharing would be the worm. Maybe I should say "early adopters."
  11:17am kat330:

I was already prepared to respond, and DON'T say at the bottom of the bottle because it's WAY too early and tequila's never been my cuppa IAE. :)
  11:21am kat330:

This bird's been very busy already this a.m. Out gathering herbs from our garden, a haiku came into full bloom. I posted it here: kat330.tumblr.com/post/21381537582/a-surprise-haiku-bloom
  11:29am Artie:

I never really liked worms anyway. Too wriggly, and where are the eyes anyway? Always preferred a nice plate of fish. And maybe some sweet corn on the side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am charlie:

Any haiku that works in the word "turpentine" is ok by me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am charlie:

Hello Artie. So in response to Brian Wilson's question, you do not like worms. Noted.
  11:31am kat330:

@Charlie: On the less complex side of "worm philosophy," there's always Poe's "Conqueror Worm." I'm really looking forward to some quavery steel today, Charlie. I'll just get my grass skirt from the closet.
  11:32am Artie:

And just when you think you've gotten to know a worm, and really understand them - they turn. Not Trustworthy.
  11:34am Robin:

Fine, Artie, that means more for this early bird!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am charlie:

Hello Robin -- enjoy your breakfast!
  11:36am Robin:

*slurrrp* Mmmm. A slighty fishy, earthy flavor.
  11:37am wendy del formaggio:

Hi Charlie! I love the picture on the playlist. It looks like the woman is hypnotizing the man. I guess it's the only way the Yankee could learn to play the gee-tar.
  11:38am kat330:

Joan Baez sings this lovely on her Christmas "Noel" album, arranged by the incomparable Peter Schickele.
  11:39am Michael:

hallo charlie and fellow travelers -
charlie, little piece on Brattleboro in yesterdays' Globe Calendar section: pics here you might enjoy:
Article isn't there but on their website - I'll post link and hope it works.
  11:41am Carmichael:

Good morning, bleeding edge people. I will actually be busy doing SOMETHING at the top of the hour. Hope it doesn't take too long. See you after.
  11:42am kat330:

@Wendy: And notice how very UN native Hawaiian she looks too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am charlie:

Hi Wendy, Michael, Carmichael.
@ Wendy -- yes, she's actually a half Italian, half Greek New Yorker in a PVC skirt teaching the vacationing Englishman how to be Hawaiian.
  11:45am kat330:

@Carm: I'll be in keyboard absentia when you get back, so ALOHA! covers hello and goodbye! [I'll be listening outdoors though]
  11:46am wendy del formaggio:

Charlie: hahaha
  11:47am katya oddio:

Hi folks! Will have to catch the archive this time. Go get 'em, Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am charlie:

see you later in virtuality, Katya Oddio!
  11:56am Michael:

Here's the link to the Brattleboro story. They mention a cheese shop as well...=) Link may or may not work - boston globe has gone the pay route. If it doesn't I'll email it to you charlie.

  11:59am ndbob:

morning Charlie and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm charlie:

g'mornin' Bob!
Michael -- will check that story later, thanks!
  12:03pm Michael:

emailed it as well -
  12:06pm wendy del formaggio:

Hmm, I'd like to know about this cheese shop. I wonder if it's the one downstairs from where I'm sitting right now! But I had to roll my eyes at the intro to the story: "ethnic" restaurants? I wonder if the diner counts. New Englanders are an ethnicity, aren't we?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm charlie:

No, white people are not ethnic. Everyone else is. ;)
  12:11pm Michael:

We'll never be New Englander's if we weren't born here. I've lived here for 25 years and I'm still the guy from Jersey.

Which actually is ok with me.
  12:11pm still b/p:

Eh, Hawaii and winter sports? Freezin' Polynesians! Riding the steeps at Waiskiski and Double Black Diamond Head!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm charlie:

Hawaii --> slide guitar --> sliding --> falling --> skiing!
(hi, still b/p)
  12:17pm frenchee:

so glad I signed up for the BDN email list, I almost forgot to tune in. Hi Charlie!
  12:18pm frenchee:

oh shoot, and I see I just missed Wire.
  12:18pm Carmichael:

If the Jamaicans can bobsled, then everything's on the table.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm charlie:

hello, frenchee!
lol, carmichael
  12:24pm Van in DC:

Made it! Howdy Charlie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm charlie:

hey Van!
  12:28pm northguineahills:

Good stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm charlie:

gladjerlikinit, ngh (that's my abbreviation for "northguineahills" because it takes too long to type "northguineahills")
  12:42pm don:

good day all. steel that thunder, charlie.
  12:52pm ndbob:

this is from a great collection
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm charlie:

hello there don!
slidin' on the frets, y'all.
  12:58pm still b/p:

Holiday in Waikiki and 19th Nervous Breakdown are some kinda cousins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm charlie:

agreed, still b/p
also, Holiday in Waikiki introduced a theme in British pop of disillusionment with trips to warmer climes, including Safe European Home by the Clash, and Dreadlock Holiday by 10CC.
  1:04pm ndbob:

true Charlie - though I did take a Holiday in Wakiki
  1:05pm wendy del formaggio:

@MIchael 12:11: I'm a transplanted New Jerseyan, too. Yup, we'll always be from away.
  1:07pm Snortley:

Does all this slide have to do with the recent passing of Cyril Lefevbre?
  1:09pm Carmichael:

Greg Ham of Men at Work was found dead at home yesterday. Absolutely nothing to do with this show; just thought music lovers would want to know.
  1:10pm Snortley:

That is, Lefebvre, as in the Uptown Hawaiians, and other projects.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm charlie:

Snortley, you will find the tribute Tony Coulter did to Cyril Lefevbre (also on Give the Drummer Radio) here: www.wfmu.org...
  1:13pm triish:

Does slide pedal steel guitar count as slide guitar, or is that different?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm charlie:

it's all good, trish. i'm not a stickler.
  1:17pm Snortley:

Yes, caught that show; it was great. Led me to run down his uke work, too, which is quite good.
  1:19pm Snortley:

I think I remember someone once grousing that slide guitar just can't be the same with the disappearance of glass Coricidin bottles.
  1:19pm listener james from westwood:

in a bit late, but here for rounds 2 and 3!
  1:20pm Doug S.:

Can order a coupla sliders with this show?
  1:21pm lewis:

@snortley - I knew that guy too!
  1:23pm still b/p:

Sliders and wine, Doug!
  1:24pm triish:

My mind drifts to that pedal-steel slide and synth Eno/Lanois soundtrack.
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
  1:25pm Carmichael:

Two words: Santo & Johnny.
  1:32pm glenn:

  1:36pm still b/p:

All right, goin' Green.
  1:38pm Doug S.:

Sliders and whine, maybe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm charlie:

all roads lead to (another) green (world)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40pm charlie:

(and to dub housing)
  1:56pm Suze:

A really extraordinary show. Thank you Charlie!
  1:56pm ndbob:

indeed .. excellent show Charlie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm charlie:

Thanks, Suze! and Bob! And everyone for hanging out here today. One more song coming up...
  1:58pm Michael:

Yeah - what Bob and Suze and Ted and Alice said. Strong and lovely show charlie - cheers!
  1:59pm Carmichael:

Thanks, Charlie. See you on the InterTubes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm charlie:

yeh, see youze guys and gals later on -- have a busy doing nothing week!
  2:02pm wendy del formaggio:

I love this Glenn Lee song! Second time I heard it I had to order the CD for myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Doug Schulkind:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm charlie:

Me too Wendy!
Nice line-up, Doug! Go Drummer Stream!
  2:07pm Van in DC:

Oh hey, thanks Charlie!
  3:03pm kat330:

Charlie: I dunno who was beaming more outside during your program today, me or the sun. The Allegro box doesn't display what's airing at any given moment, so it's a hunt to find which pieces made the biggest impact. A few though: Bradford Reed was a standout delight, as was Rebby Sharp and, of course, TMBG. Thank you the great Backyard Slide! :)
  2:49pm doyle dean:

thanks Charlie, wow, and with Pere Ubu! I am honored
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