Options Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt Gottschalk: Playlist from March 15, 2013 Options

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"I fancy him at the court of Minos, anxious to know what sort of unmentionable monster the Minotaur may be, whether he is as frightful as all that or perhaps charming?" - Albert Camus (Visit homepage.)

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Options March 15, 2013: The Best Disco in Town (Marathon Fundraiser SuperShow!)!
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The Ritchie Family  The Best Disco in Town   Options   Marlin  1976  45     
Incredible String Band  The Minotaur Song   Options            
Nick Brooke  Del Rio   Options Border Towns  Innova  2013  CD    0:06:00 (Pop‑up)
Wet Ink  Anthem   Options Relay  Carrier  2012  CD    0:13:26 (Pop‑up)
Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris  Preservation   Options Live at JazzFestival Saalfelden  Nublu    CD  Be in the running for both Butch Morris / Nublu LPs if you pledge now, (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  0:27:52 (Pop‑up)
Wadada Leo Smith  Malik Al Shabazz and the People of the Shahada   Options Ten Freedom Summers  Cuneiform Records  2012  CD box set  You get a shot at winning this 4 CD set if you pledge now (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  0:43:56 (Pop‑up)
Alessandro Bosetti  Stand Up Comedy (excerpt)   Options Stand Up Comedy  Weird Ear Records  2012  LP  Get in the running to win this beautiful vinyl picture disc by pledging at (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  0:57:00 (Pop‑up)
Dean Martin  Happy Feet   Options Pennies from Heaven  Time Music  2002  CD    1:03:14 (Pop‑up)
Robert Ashley  My Brother Called   Options eL/Aficionado  Lovely Music, Ltd.  1994  CD  Call now to be in the running for a copy of Robert Ashley's first novel, "Quicksand."  1:12:50 (Pop‑up)
Lore Lixenberg / Gregorg Rose / Robert Worby  Song Books (mix 5)   Options Song Books  Sub Rosa  2012  CD  Composed by John Cage  1:17:05 (Pop‑up)
Cornelis Vreeswijk  Nudistpolka   Options Cornelis sjunger Taube  Warner Bros.  1990  CD  Originally released in 1969  1:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Eivind Opsvik  They Will Hear The Drums - and They Will Answer   Options Overseas IV  Loyal Label  2012  CD  Pledge and get a chance to win this CD and 7" - (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  1:33:03 (Pop‑up)
Brandon Seabrook Power Plant  Lambourghini Helicopter   Options Brandon Seabrook Power Plant II  Loyal Label  2012  LP  Pledge and get a chance to win this LP - (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  1:46:36 (Pop‑up)
Om  Addis   Options Advaitic Songs  Drag City  2012  LP  Pledge and get a chance to win this CD plus tour t-shirt! - (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  2:00:38 (Pop‑up)
Lilakai  Where's Da Dough   Options         Created by Elliott Sharp especially for Miniature Minotaurs  2:07:59 (Pop‑up)
Nels Cline / Elliott Sharp  Blue Particles   Options Open the Door  Public Eyesore  2012  CD  Pledge and get a chance to win this CD - (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  2:19:28 (Pop‑up)
The Jive Five  My True Story   Options Doo-Wop and the Vocal Group Tradition 1955-1962  Time Life  1993  CD    2:26:52 (Pop‑up)
Nathan Davis / ICE  pneApnea   Options The Bright and Hollow Sky  New Focus Recordings  2011  CD  Pledge and get a chance to win this CD - (800) 989-9368 or wfmu.org  2:33:17 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options           2:48:34 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:15pm Cecile:

and he wants to be a girlie just like his dear papa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm G:

He's a Minotaur and he's OK...
Avatar 3:16pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

man, are G and Cecile sitting in the same room?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm G:

No, living in a lot of the same pop culture :)
Avatar 3:18pm Cecile:

yeah, that, G.
Avatar 3:18pm Cheri Pi:

What all of you said.
Avatar 3:21pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

can I drink now?
Avatar 3:22pm hamburger:

kiss minotaur!
Avatar 3:23pm Cecile:

Kiss me, I'm mythic!
Avatar 3:24pm steve:

hey all... is Sigurdur around? i was planning to offer to up my current pledge total if he could write a few clear, complete sentences (though i will continue to pledge regardless)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm tomasz.:

this is really great stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Ike:

LOL, Steve.
Avatar 3:25pm Cheri Pi:

Yes, you deserve a drink now, have one for all of us XP of the LdN
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Caryn:

Oh steve, you'd never get to pledge...
Avatar 3:27pm Van in DC:

I'm off to find drink myself. I'll have one for each of you.

Nice pick of Kurt!

Avatar 3:27pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

kiss me I fucking hate St. Patrick's Day.
Avatar 3:27pm still b/p:

Pert Gottschalk Shampoo: Laby, rinth, repeat...
Avatar 3:28pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

well, maybe not THAT much...just wanted to say that.
Avatar 3:30pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

thanks Pi.
Avatar 3:30pm steve:

Caryn im pledging a little more for Kurt's show either way, but, come on Sigurdur, show yourself, lets do this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Caryn:

Come on, steve, it's Friday evening, Iceland-time. Sigurdur is out getting majorly drunk by now!
Avatar 3:33pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

alright kids, gotta lay down some vocals while the house is empty. Have fun, good luck Kurt!
Avatar 3:38pm Cecile:

bye pat!
Avatar 3:40pm ranjit:

I know Han Benninck mostly as the guy who drummed on cheese!
Avatar 3:48pm Cecile:

That's cool. His presence must be strong if you're not referring to him in the present tense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm tim from champaign:

I saw Wadada 2 weeks ago. He ruled! Pledge for Wadada!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Mike Noble:

is the disco frog bag big enough to hold an LP (or several)?
Avatar 4:05pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

dammit. House full of girls now--no vox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Caryn:

@Mike: WFMU's patented Time Lord technology ensures that the bag is larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. Heck, many DJs save on rent by living in their Frog Disco bags.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Mike East:

@dcpat - just tell them to 'Shut the hell up for five goddamn minutes!! I'm trying to create something here!!!'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm rsj:

clearly a very extravagant man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm rsj:

this must get the money gushing...
Avatar 4:10pm hamburger:

alessandro bossetti!!! -
Avatar 4:14pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

Thanks for the suggestion Mike E. but no way am I singing in front of 4 pre-teens...the laughing will definitely bleed into the mic....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Mike East:

hehe...I dig. I wouldn't either. Kids can be so cruel.
Avatar 4:19pm Cecile:

I didn't catch the end of it, but did Alessandro win the knife fight?
Avatar 4:20pm Cheri Pi:

I wore my WoofMoo to Japan, but nobody spotted me ...:(
Avatar 4:21pm βrian:

When I wear my FMU T-shirt, folks ask "What the heck is that?"
Avatar 4:24pm Cecile:

"get" it or get it?
Avatar 4:24pm hamburger:

world wide fmu shirt recognition should be a (double thumbs up?)
Avatar 4:24pm Cecile:

this is funnier than the new Scott Walker album.
Avatar 4:26pm Cecile:

but I suspect the humor is about 1000% more intentional.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Carmichael:

OK, back again, fat and happy.

@pat: I showed my kids a bad music video from the 70s my bandmates were in. It was a Danny Thomas spit-out-your-drink moment for them. They have never let me or my mates (who are friends of the family) live that video down. Cruel shits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm rsj:

it's so obvious how he panders for pledges, there must be a tsunami of pledges rolling in now
Avatar 4:33pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

@Carm: I remember what it was like to have nothing to lose... but I DID show my daughter a video of the last group I was in (her mother on bass) and she was actually kind of intrigued. Not enough to watch it again but...
Avatar 4:34pm Cecile:

It is cruel, pat.
I remember being as excited as hell seeing my parents's yearbooks when I was a kid. It was cool to see them in the clothes of the time, looking dorky like me. It made them more endearing to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm Carmichael:

It should be a requirement that every time a devoted WFMU fan recognizes a fellow FMU T-shirt on the street, he/she must buy that t-shirt a drink.

Outside of New Jersey, at least.
Avatar 4:37pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

great idea Carm
Avatar 4:39pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

I keep seeing a WFMU bumper sticker on a car in Ballston, VA but never met the driver. Parked right across from my office all the time. Any of you's??....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Caryn:

@Carm: unless there's a listeners' meet-up. You'd end up broke if you followed the rule then.
Avatar 4:40pm XPat of Leche de Noche:

That's sweet Capt. Cecile. You're a good kid...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Caryn:

@XPat: maybe you should leave a note under the windshield wipers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Carmichael:

Good point, Caryn. Organized meetings are exempt from the FMU Law of the Land.
Avatar 4:43pm ranjit:

Laundry day with fmu! instagr.am...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Mike East:

There's a truck parked on the main drag in my town for "WFM Contracting" and I long to be a mischievous teen again and spray paint a "U" on there.

My wife saw a guy with a WFMU teeshirt at the pizza place a year or two ago. Haven't tracked down who it is. It'd be nice to have a real life friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Carmichael:

I swear I just saw the cow move ...
Avatar 4:44pm hamburger:

nice photo ranjit
Avatar 4:46pm hamburger:

I kinda think there should be a minature minotaur cartoon series. of a lil minature minotaur and his minature minotaur moments moseying around
Avatar 4:47pm steve:

i miss my woof moo shirt, it got lost somehow. it must be the most popular shirt, i see people wearing it all the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Caryn:

@hamburger: well, that's next year's Marathon premium sorted out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Carmichael:

DJKG, you'd get more money if you cut into these songs and plead a bit more. I'll bet many listeners think it's just another good lookin' Friday ...
Avatar 4:52pm hamburger:

hello sweden!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Caryn:

Lund? Hey, my dad works there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm G:

Front page total says only $465 in pledges would take the station grand total to 86% of the Sunday final goal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm rsj:

making it rain up in there?
Avatar 4:56pm das:

I prefer subliminal pleading.
Avatar 4:58pm Cecile:

Is he doing hammer-ons on the banjo:!?!?!?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Carmichael:

Yep, thosa are banjo rolls. Some reverse rolls as well. Pretty fluid playing!
Avatar 5:07pm hamburger:

Kenny G?! First time I heard that show I was very disturbed by it.
  Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Ralphine:

The Rural Juror!
Avatar 5:10pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@steve: Did you have the T-shirt that had the wagging tail?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Caryn:

@Ralphine: or Urban Fervor?
Avatar 5:11pm steve:

Kenzo... hmm, im not sure. i thought there was just one version of that design, on white and light gray shirts?
  Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Ralphine:

Avatar 5:12pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

There were a few misprints that had an animated tail
Avatar 5:13pm steve:

an animated shirt! wow, i wish
Avatar 5:16pm Bethany Ryker:

45 minutes to go for Kurt's marathon program, show your support, y'all! 1-800-989-9368 wfmu.org
Avatar 5:19pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

The progression in that Om song reminded me of Clint Mansell's soundtrack to "The Fountain."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Minnesota Jeff:

Wish I could be listening live! DJKG is the ultimate DJ SUPER WARRIOR! GO! GO! GO!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Carmichael:

I still say someone should play Monty Python's Money Song. It's a natural for fund-raising, and it's only 1:00 long!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Caryn:

Oh Kenzo, you and your computerizer skills...
Avatar 5:27pm hamburger:

Kenzo's CV = two words. Computerizer skills.
  Swag For Life Member 5:27pm dan (in oakland):

hey, that's me! Thanks Kurt, Thanks WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm tim from champaign:

I bought a Sleep shirt from the band and it smelled like pot and BO. I wonder if the Om shirt smells the same.
  Swag For Life Member 5:28pm dan (in oakland):

I'll be OK with it if it doesn't arrive smelling like pot or BO and I have to infuse it with my own scents.
Avatar 5:29pm hamburger:

The minotaur story is kind of disturbing... en.wikipedia.org... climbing into a wooden bull to mate with a bull
Avatar 5:29pm steve:

i feel like the om shirt would probably have those smells plus incense or maybe burned sage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm cklequ:

Whoa! Where have i been? The station's goal shot way up over the past day. Over a million bucks already? I'll drink to that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Sigurdur:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm rsj:

i love that kurt does not say what making it rain means, as if he is out of tune with the strip club culture basis for that term, as popualrized by jimmy fallen in his bank adds
Avatar 5:36pm Cecile:

Oh.....I love this song.
Avatar 5:40pm Cecile:

6000 bucks an hour at 100 a minute.
Avatar 5:40pm steve:

Sigurdur! where have you been? i was saying earlier that i would increase my pledge if you could make a cohesive, grammatically correct sentence, but i figured you were gone and i made the pledge already... oh well, maybe next year
Avatar 5:40pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Those fake Sharpie's work terribly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

JM In The AM hauled in $257,000 or so, which moved the needle nicely this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Sigurdur:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Mike East:

I'll bet it was Rabbi Yudin who tipped the scales. I love that guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Swarm of 10,000 Furious English Teachers:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Caryn:

@Mike: well, first there was a couple who donated 40,000 bucks. But the 31,000 bucks given later might have been from the Rabbi... Any memory, Ken?
Avatar 5:49pm steve:

i caught the end of JM in the AM this morning, it was amazing to see Machum freaking out like that
Avatar 5:50pm steve:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I missed that last 20 minutes of Nachum's show and went to www.jmintheam.org to find the final number on The Main Event Caterer's tote board.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Mike East:

@Caryn - I meant FOR the good Rabbi, not FROM. He comes on remotely every Friday for the Torah portion of the show and talks about each week's parshas. I don't really know exactly what that is, but I listen almost every week. Its the equivalent of a sermon.
Avatar 5:57pm northguineahills:

Seems like a perfectly cromulent phrase.
Avatar 5:59pm hamburger:

let's not quone this thing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Caryn:

@Mike: yeah, it was lovely. But it seemed as if he brought up one of the big bids, so I'm not sure if he was just reading out loud or if some of the organisations he worked with had raised money. Was listening to Jason and JM at the same time, so some of the details are a bit mixed up.
Avatar 6:00pm northguineahills:

Now waiting until Monday to find out about the job. Pledged anyways.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Mike - I'm not Jewish, but still feel enlightened by the readings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Oh, look! Michele & Frangry are on the video now!
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