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Options November 16, 2012

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Tran Quang Hai    Jew's Harps of the World    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
  the goc bamboo jews-harp   Vietnam: Music of the Montagnards    0:07:07 (Pop‑up)
  The Cing Arap Gong Ensemble   Vietnam: Music of the Montagnards    0:09:14 (Pop‑up)
  The Dding Dek Bundle Panpipes   Vietnam: Music of the Montagnards    0:13:55 (Pop‑up)
  Solo on the Koni Fiddle with the Ddong tube Zither   Vietnam: Music of the Montagnards    0:15:22 (Pop‑up)
  Xang Xê   Viet Nam: Traditions of the South    0:18:53 (Pop‑up)
  Rao Nam, Hoi Ai-Oan   Viet Nam: Traditions of the South    0:23:51 (Pop‑up)
Nguyễn Thị Hải Phượng & Trần Văn Khê  Luu Thuy Truong / Vong Cô   Options Viêt-Nam: Le Dàn Tranh, Musiques d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui    0:27:03 (Pop‑up)
  Bâc Phan   Viet Nam: Ca Tru & Quan Ho    0:39:08 (Pop‑up)
    Viet Nam: Musiques de Hue    0:42:28 (Pop‑up)
  Welcome Music   Stilling TIme: Traditional Musics of Vietnam    0:50:13 (Pop‑up)
  A Shiny Qin   Special Collection of Contemporary Chinese Musicians    1:05:24 (Pop‑up)
  Ambush on All Sides   Chinese Virtuoso Instrumental Music    1:08:10 (Pop‑up)
Li Ting-Song  Ba-Wang-Xie-Jia   Options Special Collection of Contemporary Chinese Musicians    1:14:34 (Pop‑up)
Pan Zhenhua  Spring   Options China: Time to Listen  pan on the the shiqin stone xylophone  1:24:16 (Pop‑up)
Mike Shiflet    Keith Fullerton Whitman / Mike Shiflet    1:30:45 (Pop‑up)
Andy Hayleck  Listening to the Sun Burn the Grass   Options Two Gong/Wire Pieces    1:51:19 (Pop‑up)
Oren Ambarchi  Cymbal Motor   Options Stacte Motors    2:10:57 (Pop‑up)
Polanyi  Amadou Bamba   Options Ongoing Resonance    2:29:58 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Menche  Here Is Proof That You Are Not a Ghost   Options Scattered Remains: Early Rarities    2:41:54 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:08pm DCE:

  12:09pm Housewife:

If I put a heavy blanket in one side of the washing machine, it does this in the spin cycle :)
  12:13pm BSI:

holy lovely megacrap. seriously. this.
Avatar 12:14pm bryce:

  12:14pm G:

I was thinking the prior/opening piece (TQH) sounded kinda mouth-harpy...
  12:15pm still b/p:

This weekend, I'll say to people, "..talk the talk, but can you goc the goc?"
  12:16pm Cheri Pi:

  12:16pm Hugo:

going ... going ... gong
  12:17pm Cecile:

Got Tapani Varis?
  12:17pm Cecile:

hahahha hugo.
  12:23pm Hugo:

Hi Cecile, I think we're in an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia, musically speaking, which is not a bad place to be.
  12:24pm Cecile:

very true Hugo.
But I was just hankering for a little Jew's harp there
  12:26pm BSI:

I didn't know I was hankering until I heard it. ... but then was clearly, very heavily hankering.
  12:29pm Hugo:

He's Finnish, from what I can find out. And not a Montagnard.
  12:35pm Cecile:

Yep, I know.
Is Montagnard another word for Hmong?
  12:37pm wiki:

"The French term Montagnard, meaning "People from the mountain(s)" refers to an indigenous people group generally from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It includes individuals from multiple tribal groups, including the Bahnar, Jarai, Koho, Hmong and E De (or Rhade) peoples. Many Montagnards immigrated to the US states of North Carolina and South Carolina in the late 1970s after the Vietnam War. Many Montagnards that currently reside in North and South Carolina are Christians and teach Christianity to their people in their language. Each tribe has a different language."
  12:37pm exaudio:

Very much diggin' the show this after. Thanks for improving my Friday.
  12:40pm G:

At least at 91.1 we don't have to worry about the imminent holiday-theme format flip that occurs elsewhere on the dial...

Eight years of audience research creates a list of most-hated holiday-theme songs (see article and comments too):

  12:41pm Hugo:

I believe they are different. Ok, we got a wiki quote. Montagnards are mostly in Vietnam, Hmongs mostly in Laos and northern Thailand. I read somewhere there's a Hmong community in Chicago.
  12:42pm fred:

Tran Quang Hai plays regularly here in Paris, he lives there and even gives overtone singing lessons
Avatar 12:42pm bryce:

  12:44pm Loren:

I fell asleep chewing caramel. my teeth hurt.... howdy everyone!
  12:46pm Hugo:

Avatar 12:50pm bryce:

Avatar 12:51pm bryce:

been curious about the distribution here! i was pretty surprised to find hmong hip hop by the metric tonne
  12:53pm Cecile:

Lots of Hmong in Vietnam, too. We have the second biggest Hmong community in Minneapolis after Los Angeles.
  12:57pm Cecile:

I actually did a bit of grantwriting for a Hmong organization about 16 years ago. They were working on teaching people to read in a Hmong language using Roman characterrs. The Hmong culture doesn't have a tradition of the written word, so you have 2 hurdles to overcome when they immigrate to the US.
  12:59pm Cecile:

but their storytelling tradition is incredible:
  1:00pm Mike East:

everything I know about the hmong, I learned from Clint Eastwood.
Avatar 1:00pm bryce:

i'm glad they've been able to maintain such a strong identity here! it's pretty great.
Avatar 1:02pm bryce:

wow, those cloths are amazing
  1:02pm Cecile:

it's a tough row to hoe, but there's progress. my voting ballot had 2 Hmong candidates on it, a man and a woman. Pretty great.
  1:02pm fiscal clifford:

get on board, you clowns.
  1:03pm Cecile:

I have seen some with soldiers and soldier encampments and helicopters! Also, aanother motif is the "tree of life" where they have the apple tree in Eden and every animal they could imagine.
  1:05pm Cecile:

tigers, peacocks, all kinds of bright fish.
  1:06pm Granny in Wheelchair:

Fiscal Clifford, here I come
  1:07pm Hugo:

We have a cloth, which we have hung on the wall, similar to the one pictured in the link, depicting life in a Hmong village. Got it in Chiang Mai.
Avatar 1:08pm bryce:

don't worry, granny, i plan to take some extraoridnary measures
  1:09pm Cecile:

nice, Hugo! They are so incredible.
  1:10pm Cecile:

now i want banh mi and sugar-cane shrimp.
  1:13pm Carmichael:

Yo, y'all.
  1:13pm G:

tx for the vietfest...

Growing up during the latter part of the Vietnam (undeclared) War, I always had the impression VN was a dinky country. I guess that's due to the tunnel vision of the US media: "US big, VN dinky".

But when I came to studying, on my own, Asian cultures that I hadn't learned a lot about in school, VN is actually one of the *larger* Asian countries/cultures....
  1:18pm Carmichael:

Large Viet population here in Sacramento, too. Which means large food selection. Also very large Indian population.
  1:30pm IMA Pelican:

damn that banjo piece was amazing! reminded me of Ron Geesin
  1:35pm Soul Patch:

Nice announcement, bro!
Avatar 1:36pm bryce:

BRO! how's it hangin?
  1:38pm Soul Patch:

Ok man, I'm just drinkin some brews watching some Andy Gibb videos, um, so I can copy how manly he is, bro.
Avatar 1:40pm bryce:

i'm sliding some burgers down my shirt and high fivin' the fuckin wall, bro!
  1:42pm Mr. Lowry:

Is this Vietnamese folk music?
Avatar 1:44pm bryce:

yes, hill people
  1:47pm Lothar:

my kind of people
Avatar 1:47pm bryce:

this is the bit where the water buffalo gets lathered
  1:51pm Vietnamese Title:

Bư Fă Lợ Lầ Thễr
  2:01pm Ike:

This reminds me of a noisy Bruce Nauman exhibit I once saw.
  2:02pm Bridget:

Bryce! hello....
Avatar 2:03pm Thom Yorke:

Can You Play "Hmong On Loosely"? Or Is Thirty-Eight Special Too Violent?
Avatar 2:05pm bryce:

sure! here you go:

Avatar 2:06pm bryce:


  2:06pm tim from champaign:

In college I was friends with a woman of Hmong descent who was from Green Bay. A friend and I took a rode trip during the summer to Green Bay and stayed with her family. It was a fun stay. My friend's dad was recruited by the US to fight in the "secret" Laotion from of the war.
  2:08pm tim from champaign:

Next Thursday I'm going to say I'm thankful for Vietnamese food and Indian buffets.
  2:09pm nic:

love this !!!
  2:09pm Bridget:

  2:10pm tim from champaign:

Oh yeah, and I'm thankful for Belgian beer too.
  2:30pm DCE:

so much to be thankful for, that's for sure
Avatar 2:32pm bryce:

chipped turkey, all around
  2:36pm DCE:

Bryce sure plays a lot of .
  2:36pm Erstwhile Bryceboard Commenter:

chipped marbles in a blender for everyone!!!! happy holeydays!!!!!
Avatar 2:38pm bryce:

i would like to put a blend-tec blender into a blend-tec blender
  2:38pm DCE:

is this early . or mid . . ?
  2:40pm DCE:

  2:40pm steve:

tell me what this is now
  2:41pm Vita Mix:

whatevvs! i make the *trendiest* locally-sourced chipped marbles.
Avatar 2:42pm bryce:

steve, don't hurt me!!!!!!
  2:43pm nic:

; _super
  2:43pm G:

@steve: it's sound coming out of your speaker
  2:44pm steve:

where am i
  2:45pm Spacecraft from "Alien":

You're in the air shaft.
  2:48pm Van in DC:

Oh, hi Nostromo
  2:48pm Spacecraft from "Alien":

Watch out, Van, it's moving toward you!!!!!!
Avatar 2:49pm bryce:

for chrissakes, start the vitamix
  2:49pm steve:

its comin right for us!!
  2:51pm Spacecraft from "Alien":

Avatar 2:52pm bryce:

i've got almond butter
Avatar 2:53pm bryce:

fuck, i KNOW i have almond butter in here
  2:55pm Gourmand:

hey, astroglide might work instead
Avatar 3:00pm bryce:

good evening
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