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Options May 22, 2013: MOONDOG Belated Birthday Broadcast. Guest: biographer Robert Scotto, author of The Viking of Sixth Avenue

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Previous Scotto/Moondog programs:
May 23, 2007 and May 24, 2006

Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Bracelli Ensemble  Symphony No. 47 (first movement)   Options live performance  Laska  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
ROBERT SCOTTO on Moondog  interview seg 1   Options     0:05:23 (Pop‑up)
Stefan Lakatos & Andreas Heuser  When I'm Deep In Sleep   Options unreleased recording  Laska  0:14:40 (Pop‑up)
Moondog's Honking Geese  Bumbo (1955)   Options Moondog's Honking Geese  Honest Jons  0:16:18 (Pop‑up)
Paul Jordan  two untitled organ works (comp, Moondog ca. 1960s)   Options unreleased  Laska  0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
ROBERT SCOTTO on Moondog  interview seg 2   Options     0:22:01 (Pop‑up)
Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Gibson, and Moondog  All Is Loneliness   Options unreleased 1969 recording  Laska  0:31:07 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  To a Seahorse   Options Moondog (Prestige, 1956)  Prestige  0:33:38 (Pop‑up)
unnamed brass ensemble  Overtone Continuum   Options Moondog's unreleased Cosmicon project (1990s)  Moondog  0:35:22 (Pop‑up)
Paul Jordan or Fritz Storfinger  unidentified organ work (comp. Moondog)   Options ca. 1990s  Laska  0:39:47 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Bird's Lament (comp. ca. 1956)   Options Moondog (Columbia, 1969)  Columbia  0:40:24 (Pop‑up)
ROBERT SCOTTO on Moondog  interview seg 3   Options     0:43:24 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Heimdall Fanfare   Options Moondog in Europe (1977)  Kopf  0:52:38 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Viking I   Options Moondog in Europe (1977)  Kopf  0:54:12 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Enough About Human Rights   Options H'Art Songs (1978)  Kopf  0:58:44 (Pop‑up)
ROBERT SCOTTO on Moondog  interview seg 4   Options     1:02:10 (Pop‑up)
Bracelli Ensemble  Gygg   Options Bracelli und Moondog (2004)  Laska  1:09:33 (Pop‑up)
Foxygen  San Francisco   Options We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic  Jagjaguwar  1:20:17 (Pop‑up)
Moves (Joe Organ)  Ghost   Options courtesy Radio Nyles  Joe Organ  1:23:48 (Pop‑up)
Djako  OK Boys   Options Opium House  Les Disques Musik2Musik  1:30:05 (Pop‑up)
Gotye & Kimbra vs. The Romantics  Somebody That I Used to Sleep With   Options Voicedude mashup  Voicedude  1:34:06 (Pop‑up)
Danielle Dax  Cat House   Options Dark Adapted Eye  Atlantic / WEA  1:39:18 (Pop‑up)
Kingsbury Manx  How Things Are Done   Options Bronze Age  Redeye  1:47:48 (Pop‑up)
Anderson East  English Major   Options Flowers of the Broken Hearted  Anderson East  1:53:35 (Pop‑up)
Lady Antebellum  Downtown   Options Golden  Capitol Nashville (Universal)  1:59:23 (Pop‑up)
Joe Veras  La Muneca (Sonora Remix)   Options Sonora  Sony U.S. Latin  2:02:33 (Pop‑up)
Xenia Rubinos  I Like Being Alone   Options Magic Trix  Ba Da Bing  2:05:23 (Pop‑up)
The Spooky Bunch  Theme from the Spooky Bunch   Options Clubbo: Music to Believe In (Sampler Vol. 1)  Clubbo  2:08:19 (Pop‑up)
Dixon DeVore  This Time   Options The Dixon DeVore Collection  Dixon DeVore  2:10:11 (Pop‑up)
Drake Tungsten  15 Credibility Street   Options Drake Tungsten  Peek-A-Boo  2:14:25 (Pop‑up)
Tame Impala  Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Young Dreams Version)   Options Feels Like We Only Go Backwards  Modular Fontana  2:22:05 (Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  The Best Way to Travel   Options In Search of the Lost Chord  Polydor / Universal  2:25:58 (Pop‑up)
Curtis Hasselbring  Make Anchor Babies   Options Number Stations  Cuneiform  2:28:57 (Pop‑up)
Lennie Tristano  G Minor Complex   Options The New Tristano  Atlantic / WEA  2:35:54 (Pop‑up)
Schnauzer Radio Orchestra  Insert Coin   Options Music for a 1950s Video Game  Basta  2:39:48 (Pop‑up)
The Hives  Hate to Say I Told You So   Options Veni Vidi Vicious  Burning Heart Records  2:45:08 (Pop‑up)
The Lost Patrol  There & Back   Options Driven  The Lost Patrol  2:48:08 (Pop‑up)
John Fred & His Playboy Band  Wind-Up Doll   Options The Very Best of John Fred & His Playboy Band  Fuel 2000  2:51:04 (Pop‑up)
Bebe Daniels & Ben Lyon  Little Sir Echo   Options Songs the Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us  Voiceprint UK  2:53:16 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm rrg:

I'm looking forward to this.
  3:06pm common:

yay, moondog!!!
Avatar 3:06pm northguineahills:

Was confused by the lack of Lee Morgan.
  3:06pm Listening Out There:

I'm looking forward to hearing this...from the archive. Have to be dialed into some darn meeting...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm rrg:

Not a "belated" birthday broadcast. His birthday is May 26th (according to Wikipedia).
Avatar 3:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This shall indeed be informative & entertaining...That's 200% more than most things...
Avatar 3:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Hmm - Eccentric =s Man on the Street...I ♡ NY...
  3:12pm Listening Out There:

...I did like Scotto's MD book. Have got a paperback copy around here somewheres...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Ike:

53rd & 6th? So presumably he pre-dated the famous halal carts in that spot by years or decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm rrg:

Isn't the Hilton on that corner?
Avatar 3:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Homeless cave thing reminds me of things I've heard about Eden Ahbez ('Natue Boy' composer) on the West Coast.
- One sometimes tends to think of later eras as being 'wilder' - or progressively more 'Liberated' - but this reminds me - not necessarily so. The earliest Rock'n'Rollers were whiskey-drinkin' hillbillies scorned &/or lampooned by the Northern Urbans for egs. (shades of last week's Steve Allen talk)...
...& important to note influence of Latin thing before / on early R'n'R...
Avatar 3:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Loves me some Baroque-stylee.
Avatar 3:23pm Parq:

RRG, I came along to that area long after Moondog had left it, so this is from second-hand information, but I think he preferred the other corner, across the Avenue from the hotel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm rrg:

Moondog and Julie Andrews? I must have that!
  3:26pm common:

trouble played the julie andrews/moondog thing once. very strange.
  3:28pm Listening Out There:

...looks like it's on YouTube...haven't watched/listened to it: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CDAQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbAaRV7hLFKA&ei=MBydUbayKYWRiAKYhYHwDw&usg=AFQjCNGEV-vTThS0s7syxrlw9C_DgIL1fA&sig2=-gBfxxEEUgfQHrOD29JEWA&bvm=bv.46865395,d.cGE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm rrg:

I'm sure that URL can be shortened.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Caryn:

I kinda like the Julie Andrews/Moondog record. Well, the tracks with Andrews and Moondog, not the ones with Martin.
Avatar 3:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx 'Listener' - !
rrg - LiveLink :
Avatar 3:33pm Droll:

RRG, Don't blame the victim -- computers are unnecessarily complicated. Blame bloatware fetishists & developers.
Avatar 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- contrast The Fugs - poetic, important, Avant & influential
- but regrettably, a bit deficient Musically...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm rrg:

Yes. In this case Google doesn't provide a direct link but rather something that records the click-through and then redirects you there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Caryn:

Gotta say, Moondog's classical pieces are exactly what my orchestra would've played. Very pre-Romantic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm rrg:

"Songs of Sense and Nonsense": that's the Moondog/Julie Andrews thing, right?
Avatar 3:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- just blueskying - did Moondog & Harry Smith know each other - & if so how were relations?...& Harry Partch?; An influence on Moondog?...
  3:41pm common:

thanks for this irwin and robert. this is great!
  Swag For Life Member 3:43pm phat:

This is really fantastic. Bird's Lament is possibly my favorite tune. This recording just moves me so deeply.
Avatar 3:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- you hear the Glass connection in this one, no?
- & yet it speaks of Charlie Parker, yes...
  Swag For Life Member 3:45pm phat:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Caryn:

BTW, happy 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm rrg:

And Sun Ra's birthday too.
Avatar 3:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

oh!: We're in ♊ Gemini already!
...Wagner & SunRa the same BDay!...
  3:52pm Jack:

where did he get the name "Moondog" from? does it have meaning or any significance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:54pm robyn:

all of this has been really good.
  3:56pm Jack:

nevermind, got it from wikipedia: In 1947 Hardin adopted the pen name "Moondog" in honor of a dog "who used to howl at the moon more than any dog I knew of.
Avatar 3:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

"Moondog, born Louis Thomas Hardin - May 26, 1916"
- 1916 is Chinese Year of the Fire Dragon
- Dragons: Eccentric, Larger than Life (egs.; Freud, Mae West, Dali, Lennon, Zappa), complicated lives but also the strength to live them...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm rrg:

Yeah, right.
  4:02pm jan:

excellent program. The Moon Dog music is great, as is hearing the conversation about the artist.
Avatar 4:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh - Mae West may be a SnakeYear : )
...bound to be wrong somewhere...
Avatar 4:04pm northguineahills:

I never knew they were Dragons, I don't quite measure up.
  4:05pm W in NJ:

Is the sheet music for those little organ pieces published?
  4:07pm Jack:

like a sundog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Mike East:

@RR11/63...my daughter is a dragon...so far she seems larger than life, but its pretty uncomplicated so far.
Avatar 4:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & I thot Glass got Minimalism from Shankar - !...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Michael:

Excellent interview. Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm Carmichael:

If we're talking about the Chinese calendar, I am a cock.
Avatar 4:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rooster: Pioneering, Avant - sometimes pegged as Selfish; I see it as more having 'grandiose' plans that sometimes neglect to consult/consider actual Persons plans are for...egs.: Pete Townshend ('45), Julian Cope ('57) - 12-Year intervals fpr Animals...
  4:17pm trish:

So, according to you, @RR everyone can be reduced to something based on 1 in 12, huh?
Avatar 4:18pm Alison Porchnik:

This is really wonderful.
Avatar 4:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no - it's generalizations like most things we say about people to categorize or qualify them ;
- Astrology is as complicated &/or involved as you want it be/as you want to get into it - like every other human endeavor or interest...
  4:20pm albie:

what's the track you got playing right now?
  4:20pm trish:

To me, it's complete bullshit. Under the animal, poppycock.
Avatar 4:21pm Andy says hi:

It's after ten pm here, please keep me quiet.
Avatar 4:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- that is your prerogative.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Carmichael:

@Trish: Not RR necessarily, but the Chinese. Just like the Zodiac, 1 in 12.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm rrg:

Yes. It's bullshit. I was holding my tongue out of politeness but trish has emboldened me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm rrg:

Foxygen is AGNFAB.
Avatar 4:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm rrg:

A Good Name For A Band.
Avatar 4:25pm Parq:

This is also AGT. A great track.
Avatar 4:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm rrg:

Andy is in Central Europe! That's what I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm rrg:

I probably shouldn't have capitalized that "C" in "Central Europe". Rats. It's not like "Central Europe" is a country.

On the other hand there is such a thing as "Central European Time" and I'm comfortable capitalizing that.
Avatar 4:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I ☆d pretty much the whole Moondog thing.
- Most grateful for this Program.

- Wish there were Players for everyone's Favorites!; Would be like 'levels of DJing': You could listen & ☆ for your own - & suchlike...
Avatar 4:40pm Monica:

hola, irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Carmichael:

Andy could be anywhere from Maseru to Longyearbyen.

So where are you, Andy?
  4:41pm david:

does anyone know anywhere in NYC to see his instruments? some museum? some dudes apartment?
Avatar 4:42pm still b/p:

Somebody That I Used to Know has such a Police flavor that I'd have expected a mash-up to go that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm rrg:

Monica? THE Monica?
Avatar 4:43pm Sem Chumbo:

RRG: Wikipedia. "Mitteleuropa is the German term equivalent to Central Europe."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm rrg:

I hear "Dax" I think "Star Trek". Even though I haven't though about that character in years. That's just the way I lean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm rrg:

Speak, DJ.
Avatar 4:45pm Monica:

hi, rrg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm rrg:

Irwin says "Canada" funny. Almost as if he were from there.
Avatar 4:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...looking for that Program w/ just the right
cumbersomosity>perturbailty spectrum profile...
  Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Ralphine:

I think Danielle Dax came before Curzon Dax.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm rrg:

Yeah, it's a spectrum. Like autism.
Avatar 4:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 4:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- definitely a syndrome...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm rrg:

And yes, I believe you're right, Danielle was first. By several hundred years. (Hardy har har.)
Avatar 4:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Dax the facts, Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm G:

I knew I couldn't be the only one thinking for a few moments when I first heard "Somebody That..." on the radio that it was some old Police song I'd never heard, and what the heel was it doing on a contemporary hits station's playlist.

Their target audience has never even heard a Police song, so it was safe enough. Just call it a tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm G:

Damn, long errand run killed hour 1 and 2. At least I know what I'm going to be doing on archive between 7 and 9 tonight, assuming it's up by then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Carmichael:

Let's hear it, all you English majors out there.
Avatar 4:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- G?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm rrg:

English is my major language.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm rrg:

This is okay, but I like Petula's version better.
Avatar 5:02pm Irwin:

For you, Mo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm G:

Oh, and. WFMU fan sighting.

Driving back from Maryland Sunday before last on the Turnpike and in central Jersey around noon I stopped for the cheaper-than-NYC Turnpike gas topoff. Dude filling and doing windows comes to the diver door and asks, Is that your WFMU sticker? I'm like, Yeah I do listen to it quite a bit and sometimes comment on the discussion boards during shows. He's like, Yeah, me and my son listen a lot, too, I've even thrown them some bucks when I have extra, but not right now, ya know. I'm like, Yeah, it's rough for everybody the last few years, I could tell you plenty of stories, but there's a line behind me. I asked for the back window to be wiped (wiper's been broken back there for 7-8 years), and threw him a 20. Not much in the grand scheme of things, but that cant be the world's best job, and obviously a cool guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm rrg:

I agree. But...twenty bucks?
Avatar 5:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & *I* am the very model of a modern MajorGeneral.

ComputerSavvy individuals (everybody is moreso than I am) :
May I briefly pick your brains - ? (If not, do not respond.) :
- Was it a good deal - presuming it functions - to pay $25 w/out Monitor for a:
"acer multi media desktop - 'ASPIRE' - Windows Vista, E2200 IntelDualCore Processor, 2GB memory, 160 GB STAT hardrive, SuperMulti drive - w/ a 9-in-1 card reader" - ??
  5:05pm Eric:

baila baila!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm G:

@RR -- was writing that anecdote before I forget it again. undergrad Honors English, grad school Comp Lit NYU, a lot of my pubs are English Departmenty. I lot of the courses teach are English Departmenty. Currently teaching online: Teaching College English (grad students), Intro to Graduate Humanities, History of the English Language (graduate level), and for the bucks Composition I and II (all these courses are spread over 3 different universities)
Avatar 5:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so - an emphatic 'yes'?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm G:

@rrg: I go with my head and practicality and caution A LOT. But I also force myself to think fast and act on impulse when a moment is right, and follow the heart a bit more. -- The twenty was much more to him than me. I took cash down for splitting family restaurant bills and had a fair amount of it "left over". Money's tight for me, too, less so than 1-2 years ago. How much does he get filling tanks for the great unwashed out there in all weather?
Avatar 5:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...$20 is the new $1...
  5:10pm Jack:

@RR63 - if it works, get rid of Vista and get WinXP or Win7. my $0.02.
Avatar 5:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers, Jack. +
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Carmichael:

Yep, I have a BA and MA in English. And the job offers just POURED in ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm rrg:

I wasn't really knocking the $20 gift. I agree with everything you said and might have done the same thing if it had occurred to me.
  5:12pm trish:

Shut out of comments, hey hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm G:

Normally a wiper tip is 1, yes. FMU guy filling tanks got 20 at that moment. No one has ever asked me about FMU from the bumpersticker in how ever many years, 5 or so?
  5:13pm Jack:

I specialize in keeping really old cheap archaic computer systems running. In fact, I'm typing this on my Atari 800XL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm rrg:

Too much arithmetic, trish? Join us in the Friendship Society.
Avatar 5:14pm Monica:

thank you so much, irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm dvx:

The same would seem to apply for all humanities degrees, by the way.
Avatar 5:14pm northguineahills:

I was watching In the Mind of a Chef on PBS over the weekend, and one of the chefs was in Japan w/ an WFMU consistently inconsistent tee-shirt.
Avatar 5:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

HomePage: 'Our joie de vivre is mildly contagious'. Good on ya, G.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm G:

"if it had occurred to me" -- That's exactly what I mean! i was born shy and it took me till 40 to force myself to strategize non-classroom social and personal interactions fast, rather than miss chances (in lots of areas :p ) because i didn't see my opportunity, or didn't have the right thing to say fast. Helps with commenting too. i learned a lot on literature and music discussion boards starting back in the mid 90s, and IM, etc etc etc.
  5:16pm trish:

I choose to not login more often than not, It froze after the comment. Maybe it was a 1 in 13 chance?.
  Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Ralphine:

G: Your story reminded me of an old Greg Fitzsimmons joke:
"I went to the gas station the other day, and the gas station attendant said he was a former porno movie star. And I think he was serious because half through filling the tank, he pulled it out and sprayed it all over the car."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm G:

@Ralphine: LMFAO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm G:

Forgot to link the gas story to this show. The bumpersticker was the dog cueing up. I have gotten it in my head he is a caricature of Irwin. Maybe the hat did that, who knows.
Avatar 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I may have noticed that a bit too, trish
- but I'm so enjoying my Mac OSX 10.5.8 over my former, it's hard to say what 'slow' is...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm G:

OK, I think I have caught up on my missed commenting 3-5P. I'm shuttin up now :p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Matthyou Springwater:

Spoon? Well that stretches all of the Credibility Streets...

Hi Irwin and Irwinskyites! Love DeVore, is that collection available anywhere else? I could DeVoure it!
Avatar 5:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Google corrects 'dog cueing up WFMU' to 'dog *coughing* up'
- but 1st image is *indeed* Irwin in hat...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Matthyou Springwater:

@G: Well I haven't caught up on mine, so here I go! :P

Lordy, missing chances, that's me in a nutshell. Shy towards social interactions, that's probably other listeners here as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Matthyou Springwater:

@RRN63: I think the dog is supposed to be *chewing* up WFMU! :)
Avatar 5:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- well - I haven't seen it *yet*...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm rrg:

This dog talk is confusing me.
  5:25pm Jack:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm fleep:

RRN Search for WFMU bumper sticker in Images, it's the third one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Matthyou Springwater:

When will Young Dreams remix the P.S. choir's version?

@rrg: I don't know what they're talking about either, but that never stopped me from commenting before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm rrg:

Fourth one. It's the FOURTH one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm fleep:

It's the fourth one. The fourth one.
Avatar 5:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh!: Dog in hat in Howard Johnson's orange & blue...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Matthyou Springwater:

Ah, the Niall McCormack one! I love that design! Retrotastic!
Irwin surely must approve of these other album cover designs by Niall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm rrg:

Stereo! Put on your headphones, everyone,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Thank you for this song, Irwin! Our FMU Contrarian Champion!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm fleep:

Thinking is the best way to travel until you hit the mental toll plaza.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Matt from Springfield:

THIS counts as your contribution to World Goth Day, Irwin! DJ Julie is the American champion for that celebration, and she also really digs the MBs and this song. So by the transitive property - you celebrated something!! Kinda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Carmichael:

Mike Pinder lives about 5 miles from me. Son runs a music and production company up the highway. He's a happy, funny guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm rrg:

I really don't think Irwin is contrarian. Maybe in effect but not in intent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Matt from Springfield:

Incidentally, "Happy" World Goth Day everybody! On May 22nd, and EVERY May 22nd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm dvx:

World Goth Day? We just had 4 days of the annual Goth Festival here in town. Tens of thousands of people from around the world.
Avatar 5:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: Does he do narration jobs? How I'd love to hire him for those!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, that's awesome dvx! Where is this gathering at?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm fleep:

Si. Have the actual item on the desk to my left. It will go up on the future WFMU West Koast Klubhouse wall, along with a hand colored record from Joe McGasko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm dvx:

Leipzig - it takes place here every Pentecost weekend (yes, Pentecost Monday is a public holiday here). Kind of takes over the whole town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Sehr schön, Leipzig! Didn't know Pfingsten could be so Goth!
Gothenfest, und Weltgothentag!
Avatar 5:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Started working in a CD store, west coast town long ago

...began to realize I was prefacing *every* comment about what Music I like w/ 'I know some people don't like this'
...It's a waste of time. One day you are like Alice & realize making sense here makes no sense...Of course there's value in considering the opinions of someone you respect; If you are lucky you find a Cheshire Cat who pops in occasionally & talks a bit of sense to you...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm dvx:

@Matt: Have a look here: www.wave-gotik-treffen.de...

Pfingsten is always Goth - and June is the annual Bach-Fest. Something for everyone...
Avatar 5:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- @ least the possibility of some actual historical Goth there (no?)
...I actually have a great deal of empathy w/ Gothdom...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm rrg:

Yes. "Just tell the truth as you see it" without apologizing. I try to follow that advice though I often fail.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Carmichael:

@Matt: He's probably comfy in his retirement. I saw him speak at a book-signing he was doing for childrens' stories that he wrote. He talked about that poem (he wrote it), and had a great story about hitting the huge gong afterward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Leipzig macht Spass für alles! Danke, dvx! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Just as compared to the FMU baseline(scary concept).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Is Irwin just a fool in the rain...?

@Carm: Sounds great to listen to him, even at a book signing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm dvx:

Well there is a Neo-Gothic church nearby, and I think they have some Goth Festival stuff there, but a lot of it is on stages in the parks, etc. and people dressed up everywhere. For real Gothic architecture, you'd have to go another city with more of a medieval core.
Avatar 5:47pm Droll:

Moody Blues passes for prog rock? I think it's more acid rock because you can sometimes spot the blues in the Moody Blues, something no self-respecting conservatory trained prog musician would do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm G:

Moody Pink Floyds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Mike East:

man, I wish it was whatever year this came out again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm rrg:

Yeah, those were the days.
Avatar 5:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Critique is Legit - no need to Ban the Brain w/ Music
- but Music relates to so many aspects of our Selves (contempo brain research suggests it may engage more dif. parts of the brain than any other activity).
- A Critic may be articulate, but simply have dif. tastes. You might even use a Critic as a Tool (jokes? anyone?) because you *know* you disagree w/ this person...
- I wonder what insightful people would say about how the role of the Music Critic has changed along w/ everything else w/ Technology (like what we're doing here);
- There use to be this Triangle of Artist-Fan-Critic - & people spent a lot of energy trying to come to terms w/ what that meant & talking about it...
  5:53pm dale:

i loved the moodys in the 70s. after octave it was over for me, but the classic stuff is still awesome. 7th sojourn doesn't really have any clinkers, even the ray thomas song is okay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Non-hit John Fred & Playboy Band! Woohoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm G:

Wildest Dreams always takes me back to a particular experience, so I have a soft spot for it. YMMV.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Carmichael:

These guys were from New Orleans, right? (John Fred)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm dvx:

Good question RR: I think the modern age of communication (what we are doing here) has dismantled many of the boundaries between these roles. Anyone can be a critic (here or elsewhere) can perform publicly (think Youtube, etc.), and shift from one role to another everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: They were 'Ouisiana, in any case.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm rrg:

Does ANYONE else play stuff like this? I'll tell you: NO ONE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Carmichael:

Justin Hayward wrote Wildest Dreams. They were remarkably egalitarian. Everyone in that band had about 10 or 12 great songs.
  5:56pm Laura L:

Thanks for a fine show, Irwin--tuned in but too busy to chat... the fall book season crunch...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Matt from Springfield:

@rrg: Anyone else PLAYING stuff this? Hell, a Google search reveals some things Irwin plays that no one else has even TYPED up on the Internet! :)
  5:57pm dale:

contrast pinders best way to travel with this:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm rrg:

Long lead time, Laura. Just like the fashion business. And the show business.

Oh, Teller says hi, by the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm rrg:

That's it, chaps. Our work here is done. See you all again when there's more work to be done.
Avatar 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Moodys a very good example of Transition of Psych to Prog (I think it were Mick Farren who said something like 'Prog' was just a pretentious term for people who didn't want to admit they were druggies anymore...)
- w/ Sgt. Pepper Beatle-isms the immeadiate precedent.
- Sometimes I think even 'Pet Sounds' is a major step in the Prog direction - if 'Prog' means taking Rock'n'Roll seriously. If one thinks of Brian Wilson as a Crossroads of Phil Spector & King Crimson, no one he folded under the pressure...But then, Phil Spector already took his thing pretty seriously (in his cracked unmethodical way) - using all kinds of instruments & Production techniques....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm rrg:

And thanks for the radio, Irwin.
Avatar 5:58pm Parq:

Lovely place to end the show. Definitely going to back to the 'chives and give the Moondog segment a closer listen. The rest of the show was up to your usual top standards.
  5:59pm Laura L:

Yes, it's like the show business--so glamorous! And hi back to Teller!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm fleep:

Thanks, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Goodbye, Mr. Chaps! And all you chaps/-ettes here today!
Great show Irwin, have a great evening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Caryn:

BTW, the more I look at that dog bumper sticker, the more I suspect that it's a canine representation of Irwin doing his Led Zeppeling routine from H&M. Obviously Niall McCormack has psychic powers to be able to predict the performance years in advance...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Carmichael:

Gracias, Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Caryn:

Where the heck did that g come from at the end of Zeppelin? D'oh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm G:

@Caryn: My magic telepathetic (sic) powers.

Listening to archive for Moondog knowledge base, as promised around 5PM...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46am Michael:

Hi Irwin - listening again to your very interesting interview with Robert Scotto and hearing Bird's Lament again I realized that it's used by Mr. Scruff in a tune they call Get a Move On. It pops up on a remix album by Fila Brazilla that's on my Ipod.
Avatar 8:21pm Irwin:

Thanks to Amaury Cornut, a Moondog scholar from France, for providing titles for some of the previously unidentified works. His website is:
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