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Options March 14, 2014: Edge of Seventeen
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Stevie Nicks  Edge Of Seventeen   Options   Modern Records  1982  45    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
People Like Us  Guide to Broadcasting   Options Guide to Broadcasting  Staalplaat  1994  CD  http://freemusicarchive.org/music/People_Like_Us/Guide_To_Broadcasting_1994/  0:05:30 (Pop-up)
Robert Ashley  Friends / No Legs   Options Dust  Lovely Music, Ltd.  2000  CD    0:17:48 (Pop-up)
Klangforum Wien  5.Bild   Options Bählamms Fest  Kairos  2003  CD  Composed by Olga Neiwirth  0:36:09 (Pop-up)
John Tilbury  Zerstreutes Hinausschauen   Options For Tomasz Sikori  Bôłt / Bocian Records  2012  CD  Composed by Tomasz Kikorski in 1971  0:53:42 (Pop-up)
Jean-Luc Fafchamps with André Stordeur  Aïtsi   Options Tre Canti Popolari  Sub Rosa  1992  CD  Composed by Giacinto Scelsi in 1974  1:05:10 (Pop-up)
Alex Hills  Ostranenie   Options The Music of Making Strange  Carrier Records  2013  CD  Composed by Alex Hills 2009/2012  1:12:17 (Pop-up)
Decibel  Ever Present   Options Still and Moving Lines  Pogus Productions  2013  CD  Composed by Alvin Lucier in 2002  1:39:03 (Pop-up)
Christopher DeLaurenti  Live at Westlake Park – August 7, 2009   Options   SoundCloud  2014  MP3  https://soundcloud.com/delaurenti/live-at-westlake-park-august-7  1:55:52 (Pop-up)
John Fahey  Ghosts   Options The Mill Pond  Important Records  2007  CD  Originally released in 1997  2:08:22 (Pop-up)
Marc Ribot  Ghosts   Options Don't Blame Me  DIW  1995  CD  Composed by Albert Ayler  2:14:06 (Pop-up)
Willie Nelson  Can I Sleep in Your Arms   Options Red Headed Stranger  Columbia Legacy  2000  CD  Originally released in 1975  2:18:58 (Pop-up)
Merle Haggard  Kern River   Options Down Every Road  Capitol Records Nashville  1996  CD  Originally released in 1985  2:24:19 (Pop-up)
Lightnin Hopkins  Thinkin' and Worryin'   Options Morning Blues  History  2000  CD  Recorded in 1947  2:27:39 (Pop-up)
Blind Willie Johnson  The Soul of a Man   Options The Complete Blind Willie Johnson  Columbia Legacy  1993  CD  Recorded in 1930  2:30:32 (Pop-up)
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan / Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri  Raga Marwa   Options Passing on the Tradition  AMMP  1996  CD    2:37:46 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:11pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hey y'alls, in my post marathon love hangover i decided to make a facebook page for the show. i know not all of you are on fb, but if you are and feel like liking it, like away!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm DCE:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm common:

howdy kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Carmichael:

Heya, Koit and listeners.
  3:01pm KP:

Avatar 3:01pm doca:

Yours is the definitive rendition of this song, Kurt... And I've already liked the page. Hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm mariano:

So, based on your conversation at the end of Bryce's show, we have proof that FMU DJs are paid in drugs paid for with marathon funds. I won't say anything if you share.
Avatar 3:03pm doca:

They are paid in Christ T. fake meth
  3:03pm Green Peter:

This Stevie rocks! Thanks!
Avatar 3:11pm Cecile:

how come I can't see MN Jeff's animations any more?

Also enjoyed your declamation of an American poet on Sunday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy all. Kurt, YOU had the Slam de Grand on Sunday. That song will never be the same for me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm BDR:

Thanks for the Ashley.
Avatar 3:26pm Kurt Gottschalk:

haha, thanks, y'alls. the hoof'n'mouth was a blast. cecile, i dunno, i just refreshed and i still have the gif. and everyone, hello and thanks so, so much for supporting us during the marathon! look at all those hearts on the comments!
Avatar 3:26pm Cecile:

this is briilliant. I never heard this before. Very funny.
Avatar 3:26pm Cecile:

Oh, well, I'll figure it out.
Avatar 3:29pm doca:

That Ahsley piece was fabulous, never heard it neither.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm common:

thank you, Kurt!
  3:34pm Kirwan:

Full-on Waddy Wachtel. Sublime. Thank you, man of many hearts.
  3:36pm Dean:

More opera, please. Start with Wolfgang Mitterer's Massacre. End with it, too.
  3:44pm The Dude's Landlord:

Loving the setlist
Avatar 3:47pm Kurt Gottschalk:

btw, anyone got a guess where minnesota jeff's gif comes from this week? (i had a guess and it was wrong.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Mike East:

it looks like Beneath the Planet of the Apes.
Avatar 3:48pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Mike East FTW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Mike East:

All Hail the Bomb!!
  3:49pm Dean:

TV series Mission: Impossible?
Avatar 3:51pm Kurt Gottschalk:

nope, sorry. mike got it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm Mike East:

good thing Caryn's not here. She woulda beat me for sure. :)
  3:52pm Dean:

@KG Yeah, saw that. And your guess was ... ?
Avatar 3:54pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i thought it was from the twilight zone
Avatar 3:54pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i tend to think everything's from the twilight zone, tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm common:

me too, kurt.
  3:58pm :

amazing piano motiv, excep slow part
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mike East:

Beneath the Planet of the Apes is worth watching on a lazy Saturday afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mike East:

so is the twilight zone
  4:00pm Brendan:

Piano with reverb echo delay is awesome.
Avatar 4:05pm Kurt Gottschalk:

here's some more of it for you, brendan!
  4:08pm Chuck:

It's a madhouse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Mike East:

my good friend and coworker records pieces similar to this but he's such a perfectionist that he hasn't yet "released" any of it. I gotta get him to send some stuff to the station. I think a lot of FMU'ers would be really into it.
  4:11pm Dean:

If I heard correctly, the date of composition of Aitsi is unclear? In a review by Robert Carl of this recording in Fanfare, "Scelsi's great breakthrough occurred in the late 1950s, in part when he began to improvise and transcribe the results; this in turn, perhaps apocryphally, came after a nervous breakdown, during which he played and listened obsessively to a single repeated piano pitch while institutionalized. The 1974 Aitsi seems to draw on this experience, and is a piano work like no other I've heard."
Avatar 4:13pm Kurt Gottschalk:

mike, would love to hear it!

dean, didn't mean to say it's unclear, just that it wasn't on the record and i hadn't found it yet. thanks for the info.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm northguineahills:

Alex Hills, new to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Carmichael:

OK, back from my luncheon. Butter chicken and kachumber (sp?) salad goes well with Kurt's unpredictable musical forays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm joe:

'ello folks
  4:22pm Dean:

@ngh: I figured Alex was a relative of yours.
Avatar 4:22pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ha HA!
Avatar 4:30pm Cheri Pi:

GARY FROM THE MONKS NOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooblog.thecurrent.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30pm northguineahills:

lultz, Dean!
Avatar 4:31pm Cecile:

youi should play your performance!
  4:32pm Brendan:

And the crowd goes nuts
Avatar 4:32pm Cecile:

PI, oh noes!
Avatar 4:33pm Cheri Pi:

I KNOW! We're fucked w/o Gary Burger.
Avatar 4:34pm Bas NL:

Hey all! Hi @Carmichael; thanks for your tip of contacting Doug S. He got straight back with all details AND a pic from the record.. it was in his private collection! Mystery earworm solved! (Souzy Kessaya/La Vie Continue/1985 Congo/Zaire)
Avatar 4:34pm Cecile:

I saw him come onstage with the Spectors about 12 years ago or so. He still had it.
Avatar 4:36pm Cecile:

hooray, bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Caryn:

Hello all! Got distracted by Christopher Marlowe stuff. So greetings to all, and "May the Blessings of the Bomb Almighty, and the Fellowship of the Holy Fallout, descend upon us all."
Avatar 4:37pm Cheri Pi:

Kurt, cue up some 5 Torquays :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Mike East:

@Caryn :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Caryn:

And to the NSA, that was a movie quote, not a threat of some kind. (Best to make these things clear...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Mike East:

I was trying to remember some good bomb verse earlier (see above). Some brilliant concepts in that flick, I think.
Avatar 4:49pm doca:

@Caryn: what movie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Caryn:

@Mike: "The heavens declare the glory of the Bomb, and the firmament showeth His handiwork." is a favourite. But the final voice-over is sooo bleak and kind of fabulous at the same time (speaking of concepts): "In one of the countless billions of galaxies in the universe, lies a medium-sized star, and one of its satellites, a green and insignificant planet, is now dead."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Mike East:

ha! love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Caryn:

@doca: "Beneath the Planet of the Apes", where MJ's gif is from this week.

@Mike: To be honest, it only comes 4th on my list of faves of the original movies, but it certainly has its moments.
Avatar 4:54pm doca:

@Caryn: I thought it was that, seeing that movie only as a kid. It impressed me much, as the first Planet of the Apes one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm common:

have a fine weekend everyone. beersies!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm northguineahills:

I have an old Lovely Recs version of Lucier's "Hands" lying around somewhere.
  4:57pm Pidge:

I have that Beneath the Planet of the Apes vinyl. A prize possession. On the ... Amos label? I also have an old Clark Bar I'm saving.
Avatar 4:58pm Chris from DC:

Beersies for Gary Burger in a little bit.
Avatar 5:00pm still b/p:

Fun to read that bleak/fab epilogue line aloud in Carl Sagan voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Carmichael:

Yes, Burger beersies, no doubt.

@bas: Bingo! mystery solved, I knew Doug could do it!
Avatar 5:00pm doca:

Since I first heard, this song always reminds me Vini Reilly's A Paean to Wilson, Catos Revisited
Avatar 5:08pm Cecile:

Seattle is like Minneapolis in a way, neither place is as weird or edgy as some of the residents would lead you to believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm northguineahills:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Carmichael:

Seattle does have its share of posers, though. In some ways, the 21st century Haight Ashbury.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Caryn:

@sb/p: that would be great! Here's a bit of trivia: the voice-over was done by Paul Frees, who was also the voice of K.A.R.R. (the evil version of K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider) and the titular evil supercomputer in Colossus: The Forbin Project (which I highly recommend, and which undoubtedly inspired the Terminator movies' Skynet).
Avatar 5:10pm Cecile:

you hit the nail on the head, Carm.
Avatar 5:13pm doca:

@Caryn: love Colossus, great movie. I remember when I was 12 saw Colossus and Silent Running on night TV, scared the shit out of me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Carmichael:

Silent Running is timeless. There are so many themes running through it that it still seems poignant today. Bruce Dern made a name for himself with that one.
Avatar 5:19pm doca:

You're right, Carm. Children of Men is a modern movie that leaves me with the same sense of "This s*** is real", don't know how it will age, though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Mike East:

I'm a huge fan of Children of Men. I love Clive Owen though, so I may be biased. I've just added Colossus to my netflix queue.
Avatar 5:24pm Cecile:

Was Colossus one of those Quartermain movies? i get a lot of 70s SF mixed up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Carmichael:

CoM was so dark and hopeless, but I loved it anyway. I was about halfway suicidal after seeing it the 1st time ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm northguineahills:

Merle did this '85? Well I'll be durned!
  5:26pm JohnEBGood:

Awesome. Thanks for the journey.
  5:30pm JohnEBGood:

Oh Yeah! Every thing gonna b awlwrite :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Caryn:

Somehow, the combination of post-60s loss of innocence and the Cold War produced some truly bleak movies and television. Heck, the number of nuclear annihilations I've seen acted out on tv alone... Let's not even mention "When The Wind Blows". "Children of Men" was definitely a modern continuation of this, rising out of current concerns.

@doca: "Silent Running" makes me think of the other ecological oldie I adore, "Edge of Darkness". I can watch it again and again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Carmichael:

This Lightnin Hopkins is great, Kurt. He was someone's 1st cousin; was it Albert Collins? Johhny Copeland?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Caryn:

@Cecile: nope, not Quartermain. Basically, the US and Soviet defence computers decide to join forces and rule the world. Great film, and one of those rare things, a movie that is better than the book it is adapted from.
Avatar 5:34pm glenn:

i heart blind willie.
  5:41pm Peanut:

Ouch, i burned my finger
Avatar 5:43pm glenn:

although i have to say, kurt, you missed the chance for a good little mini set. you could have followed blind willie with "what is the colour of the soul of a man" by jimmy driftwood.
  5:47pm Peanut:

I wonder why i cant get my gif avatar to work. Oh well
Avatar 5:52pm doca:

@Caryn: I was talking to a friend of mine recently about just how all those paranoid apocaliptic dystopian movies and literature are accurate right now. Anyway, gonna check Edge of Darkness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Mike East:

Is that Edge of Darkness with Joe Don Baker or Mel Gibson? or other?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Caryn:

@doca: just make sure to get the 1985 miniseries (with Joe Don Baker, @Mike), not the 2010 movie (with Mel Gibson).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Mike East:

cool. I'll add it. I have the MST3K dvd of "Mitchell!"
Avatar 5:56pm doca:

MST3K <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Caryn:

Listening to this show at the same time as a tv show about the odd jazz connections of Mussolini. It's an interesting combo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Mike East:

happy weekend all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm mariano:

Caryn, what's that show?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm northguineahills:

Thanks Kurt. Happy Weekend, y'all!
Avatar 5:58pm Cecile:

keep your eye on the sandwich, Mike East.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Caryn:

@Mike: the one with John Saxon and Linda Evans in it? MST3K did that? How did I miss that?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm Caryn:

@mariano: well, it actually talks about how Hitler and Stalin both disliked jazz, but Mussolini loved it, and about how Mussolini's son then became a prominent jazz musician (playing with Chet Baker and Dizzy Gillespie and such).
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