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Drawing an endless knot. Improvised, international, American, old, abstract, other.

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Options April 27, 2012: Drastic Season

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Artist Track Album Label
Grachan Moncur III       
Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp  Early Astral 2   Options Early Astral  Blackest Rainbow 
Dawn of Midi  The Black Danger   Options Live EP  no label 
Stars of the Lid  Another Ballad for Heavy Lids   Options And Their Refinement Of The Decline  Kranky 
Emeralds  The Quaking Mess   Options Solar Bridge  Hanson 
The Tonettes  I'll Give it To You   Options Studio One Women  Soul Jazz 
Sly & Robbie  Smoothie   Options Blackwood Dub   
The Ethiopians  Everything Crash   Options The Best Of The Ethiopians   
Keith Hudson  Man from Shooter's Hill   Options Savage Pencil Presents: Lion Vs. Dragon in Dub   
African Head Charge  Timbuktu Express   Options Drastic Season  On-U Sound 
Alton & the Soul Vendors  Live and Dub   Options Studio One Dub Vol. 2   
Petar Dundov  Stairway   Options    
Ital  Israel   Options Hive Mind  Planet Mu 
NNCK  Ytiu   Options Ytiu  Kelippah 
Noah Howard Quartet  Ole   Options The Bremen Concert  jaZt tapes 
John Coltrane  One Down, One Up   Options One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note  Impulse! 
Terry Riley  String Quartets   Options Early Works  75 
Rene Thomas  All The Things You Are   Options The Real Cat  Gitanes 
Rene Thomas  Relaxin' at the Grand Balcon   Options The Real Cat  Gitanes 
Charles Mingus  C Jam Blues   Options Mingus at Carnegie Hall  Atlantic 
The Roland Kirk Quartet  No Tonic Pres   Options Rip, Rig and Panic   

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Listener comments!

  9:09am bruceleh:

Say it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Scott:

  9:12am Cheri Pi:

I'm back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am Scott:

Back again, back again.
  9:15am NS Andy:

Wow- this is gorgeous- thanks!
  9:20am Nathan:

I'm front!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Scott:

No problem Andy. :)
  9:24am northguineahills:

Forsyth really hit it big w/ this album.
  9:24am fred:

Good morning Scott and all
I keep telling myself I need to see Forsyth & Holtkamp live. And get that record
  9:25am northguineahills:

Good morning to everyone. It's a good one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Scott:

Good morning all.
  9:28am Chris from DC:

Yeah, killer record. I need to pick this one up.
  9:29am Cecile:

Hi, Pi! Hey, everybody!
  9:30am BSI:

What everybody said!
  9:34am Nathan:

Liking this direction.
  9:34am Berg:

well done Scott - I was going to leave work early but now you left me incapable of taking the earplugs out..
  9:35am Nathan:

@BSI I'm assuming that you survived bringing your progeny to work day...
  9:35am Nathan:

On a side note I always wanted to start a band called Midi-evil.
  9:40am Electric Cowbell:

great show so far. that chris forsyth + koen holtkamp is killer.
  9:40am fred:

Hey Berg, are you in Paris?
  9:41am Berg:

@fred: oui!
  9:41am Brian in UK:

Mornin' Scott.

ngh did you score?
  9:43am Cecile:

sounds like some kind of half-assed dope reference, Gerald.
  9:43am BSI:

@Nathan: I did indeed survive, although some regenerative therapy was required afterwards (via corner pub).
  9:43am fred:

Brian Turner too, and he does a DJ set tonight: http://goo.gl/HrD3i
  9:44am Cheri Pi:

  9:44am BSI:

Interesting how every year (take yr.kid to work day), the big company shredder seems to be the scene of a massive crazy-attack.
  9:45am fred:

@Berg: my previous comment was meant for you
  9:45am Nathan:

Yeah I think it's a weed reference, back when you purchased by the Lid. Which was before my time. Now it's all metric.
  9:46am Nathan:

@BSI I still love a good shredder.. I mean. come on, in goes order out comes chaos!
  9:46am Berg:

@fred : was checking out the url: GREAT! THANKS! but where is it??
  9:48am northguineahills:

@Brian: Yeah, the interview, when it finally happened 4.25 hours late, went really well. Now I meet w/ founders of this new startup next week. I think they want me to do some php GIS scripts, which I haven't done in a decade, but I'm pretty sure it's in my noggin somewhere.
  9:48am BSI:

Shredding old paperwork at home is an evil delight. It's like purging the life of poison. Also, it freaks the dog out, which is awesome bonus.
  9:48am fred:

@berg: La Cantine De Belleville, 108 Bvd de Belleville
  9:48am Berg:

@fred: ok I see, La Cantine De Belleville. Very likely I'll be there! Anyone else here? You?
  9:49am bruceleh:

@Gerald bumbandit
  9:50am fred:

@Berg: I'll be there, maybe Lucas. I think Pierre will show up
  9:52am Berg:

@fred: allright! A ce soir! I'll wear the WFMU bumper sticker I got in my mail yesterday from the sweepstake I won during the pledge drive ;)
  9:53am Cecile:

Gerald, old dope talk. A hit of maryjane was once known as a lid.
  9:54am fred:

@Berg: I'll wear the "consistently inconsistent" t-shirt, and my red WFMU bag
  9:54am northguineahills:

I haven't listened to Emeralds in years, This is rather hi-fi for them, Supa dope.
  9:56am As I Am:

I'm happy
  9:56am Brian in UK:

ngh good luck mate.
  9:59am tim from Champaign:

I saw Stars of the Lid play at a planetarium a few years back. It was super cool. You could really tell that the planetarium projectionist was stoked to do visuals along with the music.
  10:00am northguineahills:

Thanks, Brian in UK, I need it.
  10:00am Cecile:

tim, it probably beat having to do it to Pink Floyd to the umpteenth time.
  10:02am Mike East:

I may have to get this Studio One Women compilation. Thanks for playing. Good morning all.
  10:02am tim from Champaign:

Oh yeah, Cecile. I didn't even think of that.
  10:06am Nathan:

@Cecile hahaha totally true. There are so many other albums that could conceivably be a finer laser driven constellation viewing soundtrack.
  10:07am Cecile:

stars of the lid, pantha du prince, one million other performers would be better than hearing Dark Side of the Moon again.
  10:07am Cecile:

hahahah nathan, great minds.
  10:08am northguineahills:

This is a nice stark Sly & Robbie track. minimal, even.
  10:10am Cecile:

yeah, made me realize their 80s records weren't as nice as I remembered.
  10:14am stingy d:

i like this here keith hudson. missed the tonettes! i'm upsettes!

i'm here. i'm on the floor.
  10:15am Cecile:

  10:16am Kurt V:

  10:16am stingy d:

cecile!!!! hi... been a while i guess
  10:16am Kurt V:

Good morning everyone :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings Brother Scott all you Longrallians.
  10:17am Cecile:

yeah, definitely. Although we "see" each other on Twitter a fair amount.

Hi, Doug!
  10:22am Cecile:

completely on another topic, should I, as a returning graphic artist, get a subscription to Print magazine?
  10:24am stingy d:


anybody know of any animals where the male counterpart is in some way odd/inferior/goofy etc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Scott:

  10:25am Cecile:

yeah, the spider. The bee.
  10:25am Cecile:

Octopus females kick ass.
  10:26am stingy d:

already got humans covered. spiders and bees huh...
  10:26am Cecile:

The tiger females do most of the hunting. Mother bears fend for themselves and cubs for a year or more.
  10:26am Nathan:

@Cecile No. There are blogs and other crap for feeding the brain though I've stopped feeding nowadays and focus on producing. Magazines are so outre! Though to be honest I haven't picked up a copy of Print in about a decade.
  10:27am northguineahills:

I'm about to bounce of to Doug's stream in about 10. It's so hard to tear myself away when Scott's killing it.

Accidentally spilled ghost pepper sauce on my brunch. This is going to get interesting.
  10:27am stingy d:

already got the male angler fish too
  10:27am Cecile:

Lion males are notoriously lazy.
  10:28am Cecile:

I am in love with their Imprint blog, and just love the feel of a mag. Also, nicer to read in bed.
  10:28am stingy d:

lazy! i can use that
  10:29am Cecile:

They lay around, and then go hunt. But half the time the ladies are hunting for themselves and the cubs and teaching the babies how to fight and hunt.
  10:30am northguineahills:

@Stingy d: try the angler fish: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish

the male is barely a cm and attaches itself to the fearsome looking female where the female absorbs the male leaving only the testes behind. A female can absorb multiple males.
  10:30am BSI:

@Cecile: as a career print graphic designer (with the mental scars & bags-under-eyes to prove it), I admit I haven't seen PRINT magazine in about a decade either. Same with Communication Arts and many of the other classics of the tribe...
  10:30am As I Am:

@stingy...are you assuming that the default state is equality, or that males are usually normal/superior/not goofy?
  10:30am northguineahills:

  10:31am Cecile:

Print's blog IMPRINT is killing it these days. But I just like to look at pictures that are not on a computer screen.
  10:32am Cecile:

Praying mantis
  10:34am stingy d:

as i am! i don't really think i'm assuming anything about default states. but feel free to assume that i am.
  10:35am Mike East:

space shuttle just went by and I missed it!!!
  10:35am Cecile:

there used to be a lame reggae band in Ann Arbor called I-tal.
  10:35am Cecile:

I happed to like human males very much. I even married one. ;)
  10:35am Mike East:

though it may come back around cuz it was going north past the Intrepid...
  10:35am stingy d:

thanks ngh. angler fish has proven to be the most intriguing of the male subsets i've found. there's also echidna's! who have a five headed penis.
  10:36am Nathan:

@Cecile / BSI - Google Book search is a great way to see some classic type in situ and setting there are some originals in there by Bodini, Caslon, etc. Best investment I ever made was the 1923 ATF Type Specimen Book. Often referred to..

  10:37am Mark Williams:

i was in the shower and maybe i misheard you, but if you said they started off as "Ethiopian" and then switched later to "EthiopianS," you got it the wrong way round. Leonard Dillon was the main "Ethiopian" and he started off calling himself Jack Sparrow. Then he met some dudes and they became The Ethiopians, around 1966. It's all on Wikipedia probably, but for the record...
  10:38am stingy d:

you see- the reason i even ask is because i'm drawing a comic book of animal themed your mother jokes. figured i might try to throw in some your father jokes too!
  10:38am Cecile:

That's great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Scott:

Wow, you're right Mark. I totally thought in my brain that they were first Ethiopian! Weird.
  10:40am Cecile:

Nathan, duly noted.
I also found a great app called Typography Insight. Good refresher for me, haven't taken a design class since 1983!
  10:40am stingy d:

this soudns like the percolator
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am Scott:

Thanks for the correction.
  10:40am Nathan:

@Scott thanks for playing some electronic stuff.. missed my HotRod injection today.
  10:40am Cecile:

it's time for the percolator
it's time for the percolator
it's time for the percolator
  10:41am Nathan:

Yeah Yeah let's percolate!
  10:42am Nathan:

@cecile Ooh... If I still had a smart phone! Having lost mine, I'm back with a dumb phone. Which I kind've like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am Scott:

I've been wrong before. (Like every week.)
  10:42am Cecile:

my favorite comment on YouTube on Percolator was "this was my audition song for Juilliard and I will never forgive myself for forgetting the lyrics." ha!
  10:43am Cecile:

I have an iPod touch and a dumb phone too. Can't even text. Love it.
  10:43am stingy d:

i recently decided to be the smart one in my phone relationship. its been a blessing. gotta actually think things through. god forbid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am Scott:

Cool, Nathan. Yeah, I've been playing some electronic stuff each week of late.
  10:45am Cecile:

I have talked way too much on the phone in my line of work over the last 30 years. I so prefer email over the phone.
  10:45am Nathan:

oh i can hear that bassline.
  10:46am Mike East:

I saw the Enterprise!
  10:47am Cecile:

awesome, Mike East!
  10:47am Peter:

hi, earlier when Scott was announced we had just heard Dawn of Midi - The Black Danger, it was not actually what was playing. Does anyone know what track was playing? Around 9:35ish...
  10:49am Mark Williams:

no worries Scott. It's nice someone's even playing the old JA stuff, so thanks for that.
  10:50am BSI:

Nice on the type specimens, Nathan... I used to have a stack of old issues of u&lc from the '70s, great for accidental inspiration.
  10:53am Nathan:

@Gerald I use it because I work alone and my dogs aren't great conversationalists. To me it's the water cooler. Kind've like this here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53am Scott:

Peter, that was Four Tet "Ribbons" I think. Bed music I occasionally use.
  10:53am Nathan:

@BSI Those are great as well... if only to see Avant Garde used properly.
  10:54am Nathan:

@Scott that's the one.
  10:56am BSI:

First issue in PDF form here: http://tinyurl.com/7nxn4nm
Adorable stuff, despite the (what became) much-overused Friz Quadrata...
  10:57am Cecile:

do you know old issues of u&Ic are available to download from fonts.com? I just looked it up.
  10:57am Nathan:

@BSI I'll check that out! Thanks.
  10:58am other david:

Scott, look out the window: http://instagr.am/p/J7TpGgR91m/
  10:58am Peter:

That's it. Sorry, Scott, I was late to the party..thank you. Four Tet was poop at Roseland w/ Radiohead, but that joint is funky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Scott:

No problem, that's what I'm here for.
  11:04am Mike East:

I think you can see me in that photo, other david. I'm the little dot on the 6th floor on 55th st.
  11:07am other david:

I was just wondering who that dot was!
  11:24am allan:

that jam had me jumpin at my desk for a while. the neighbors were anxious
  11:24am Sandy in Houston:

ooo I sing this song in a band I play with.
  11:50am paula pc:

is/was that kirk bringing the crazy on these solos, or Adams, or both, or neither??
  11:50am Cecile:

that was definitely Kirk. He could BLOW.
  11:52am paula pc:

@ Cecile -- always unbelievable, every time I hear him
  11:54am allan:

good dj breaks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Scott:

The liner notes to the Mingus Carnegie CD have a nice chart of who is solo'ing when, bar by bar.
  11:55am Caryn:

Oh sheesh, I missed almost the entire show! Dammit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Scott:

Jaki Byard: Patron Saint to the Long Rally.
  11:56am other david:

Brilliant show Scott!
  11:57am maestroso:

Wow, who's the pianist on this gig?
  12:00pm maestroso:

Oh, Byard.. wow. Awesome.
  12:05pm allan:

more pianos!
  12:40pm Lionel Richie:

This tune reminds me of early Commodores
  5:30pm matt koshak:

Easliy the best show of the year so far. fucking brilliant indeed. Thank you for not only reminding me how much Solar Bridge changed my life, but for soundtracking my week to come. ciao!
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