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Options February 27, 2015: Up, Up and Away
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
The 5th Dimension  Up, Up and Away   Options   Soul City  1967  45    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Helena Vondráčková  Proč Mě Nikdo (Než Chopin) Nemá Rád?   Options Helena Helena Helena  Supraphon  1972  LP    0:02:51 (Pop‑up)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  I Say A Little Prayer   Options Dog Years In The Fourth Ring  32 Jazz  1997  CD  Recorded October 31, 1972  0:08:32 (Pop‑up)
Henry Threadgill Very Very Circus  Growing a Big Banana   Options Carry the Day  Columbia   1995  CD    0:21:28 (Pop‑up)
Cheikh Mohamed Riffi  Sidi M'Bark (Mr. M'Bark)   Options Kassidat: Raw 45s From Morocco  Dust-to-Digital  2013  CD    0:24:54 (Pop‑up)
Fatimah Bent Meddah & Kouider  Adhouh, Adhouh, Pt. 1   Options Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM  Dust-to-Digital  2011  CD  Recorded in Algiers, circa 1924  0:30:37 (Pop‑up)
Muslimgauze  Drugsherpa   Options Drugsherpa  Staalplaat  1994  CD    0:34:05 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Drugs   Options DualDisc Brick  Sire  2005  CD  Originally released in 1979  0:54:21 (Pop‑up)
Ian Dury   Sex And Drugs And Rock n Roll   Options New Boots And Panties!!  Stiff Records  1978  LP    1:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Ornette Coleman  Ramblin'   Options Beauty Is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings  Atlantic  1993  CD  Originally released in 1960 on the album "Change of the Century"  1:10:31 (Pop‑up)
Nels Cline + Devin Sarno  The Angel and the Sock Puppet   Options Edible Flowers  Win Records  1998  CD    1:17:01 (Pop‑up)
Sam Shalabi  Soot   Options On Hashish  Alien8 Recordings  2001  CD    1:28:22 (Pop‑up)
Márkos Vamvakáris  Μόρτισσα Χασικλού   Mortika: Rare Vintage Recordings from a Greek Underworld  Dust-to-Digital  2005  CD    1:34:01 (Pop‑up)
Dimítris Góngos  Καπνουλούδες   Mortika: Rare Vintage Recordings from a Greek Underworld  Dust-to-Digital  2005  CD    1:37:17 (Pop‑up)
Mark Nauseef / Ikue Mori / Walter Quintus / Sylvie Courvoisier  The Fundamental Truth   Options Albert  Leo Records   2006  CD    1:40:02 (Pop‑up)
Prince  Escape (Free Yo Mind From This Rat Race)   Options   Paisley Park / Warner Bros.  1988  12"    1:46:15 (Pop‑up)
Waiphot Phetsuphan  Khut Thong   Options Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s From The Thai Countryside  Dust-to-Digital  2010  CD    1:52:43 (Pop‑up)
Anu Komsi with Avanti!  Grammaire Des Rêves   Options From the Grammar of Dreams  Ondine  2000  CD  Composed by Kaiji Saariaho  2:03:09 (Pop‑up)
Decibel  Ever Present   Options Still and Moving Lines  Pogus  2013  CD  Composed by Alvin Lucier  2:17:36 (Pop‑up)
Duane Pitre / Pilotram Ensemble  The Ensemble Chord in Eb With A Minor 7th and a Pump Organ Base   Options Organized Pitches Occurring In Time  Trome  2007  CD    2:34:15 (Pop‑up)
Petula Clark  The Show Is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:56:50 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:02pm MenfussMike:

oh god this music reminds me of a Damon Packard movie
Avatar 3:02pm V Priceless:

Hey Kurt! I love this 5th D. stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm common:

reminds me of being a kid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Mike East:

reminds me of listening to CBS FM when I worked at Jersey Subs.
Avatar 3:05pm V Priceless:

The Ingram Mess!
  3:05pm Dean:

Continuing with the BBC "no more than one hour of music per day" thread on Bryce's show: If you live, as I do, on the West Coast of the USA, you can take in a lot of music without violating the BBC's strictures. BBC headquarters are in London, eight hours ahead of California. Begin listening for one hour at 4:00 p.m. PST. It is the next day in London. Then begin listening again at the 11:00 p.m. hour in California. After one hour, it's midnight. Continue listening for another hour. At 4:00 p.m. later that day, start again.
  3:06pm Dean:

Wonderful Báčharáčh.
Avatar 3:07pm kat330:

Now this IS interesting.
  3:07pm Nud:

Helena, Montana .... Boxing Helena ... Helena handbasket ...
Avatar 3:07pm DJ Stashu:

My gurrrl Helena!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 3:08pm DJ Stashu:

*club music*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Parq:

In any language, the chorus of this song is thrilling.
  3:08pm sadlo:

Start off friday afternoon right - Helena Vodičkova!
  3:09pm Nud:

Nothing sounds right to me today. Not even the birds. Not even WFUV. Spock is gone.
Avatar 3:11pm kat330:

At least net neutrality is not Nud thing.
Avatar 3:12pm 37:

great start
Avatar 3:18pm Cecile:

unbelievablely great
Avatar 3:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

what were you talking about on bryce's playlist? the bbc is only gonna play one hour of music a day?

hi everyone!

stashu, i can't believe you're up! what time did you get home from the club?
Avatar 3:18pm kat330:

The wisdom of Spock: "Wanting is a better feeling than having." Gosh, the 1% must be so desperately unhappy.
Avatar 3:19pm kat330:

Hi, Kurt!
Avatar 3:21pm MenfussMike:

this is slamming!
  3:26pm mark:

Henry Threadgill's on Jack DeJohnette's new album "Made in Chicago" with Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell. I don't think it's out yet--I pre-ordered it a while back. I'm excited for that one.
Avatar 3:26pm 37:

fantastic mix of stuff
  3:27pm Nud:

Kurt, the BBC recommended listening to no more than one-hour of music each day to protect our hearing.
Avatar 3:27pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, the new dejohnette is really great. each of them contribute compositions too.
Avatar 3:27pm kat330:

Must have ESP, KG. This is perfect with the aroma of chicken tagine wafting from the kitchen.
Avatar 3:27pm Kurt Gottschalk:

jk, nud.
  3:27pm mark:

Well I'm screwed then Nud.
  3:28pm emmagineering:

wow @ the czech dione warwick
  3:28pm mark:

And I'm a little pissed that it's out and I pre-ordered it and haven't gotten it yet. WTF?
Avatar 3:28pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 3:28pm kat330:

I'm presuming they mean via headphones/ear buds and at a high volume.
Avatar 3:29pm ranjit:

I like Mr. M'Bark.
  3:29pm Gala:

They also recommended not consuming more than ten pounds of swordfish per week or visiting people with pronounced Mump symptoms.
  3:30pm mark:

So Rahsaan recorded the track in 1972 but they didn't release it til 1997...OK.
Avatar 3:31pm Kurt Gottschalk:

the rrk is a compilation of unreleased stuff that his producer joel dorn put together.
Avatar 3:32pm Seanbelly:

Axyl Rose was the engineer
  3:36pm r i s k y:

Muslimgauze! Go Kurt!
  3:37pm mark:

That was some wild shit--I loved it!
  3:37pm Dean:

Sorry, off the radar for a bit. Here's the BBC story, which reports on WHO findings: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31661789
  3:38pm Dean:

Joel Dorn is 32 Jazz, yes? Seems to me his MO with the label is to compile assorted stuff by his artists. I enjoy the Houston Person records he's put together.
Avatar 3:39pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean, yes, except past tense.
Avatar 3:39pm Kurt Gottschalk:

and not just compilations - he also reisssued a lot of the records he produced.
Avatar 3:40pm kat330:

Thanks, Dean. Although several years younger, Philo's hearing is certainly not as sharp as mine. Probably because I don't use headphones to the extent he has even if listening to more music daily than he.
  3:40pm emmagineering:

i dorn no what joel dorn and what joel dorn't do
Avatar 3:43pm Kurt Gottschalk:


hey y'all, wait till you see what ranjit and emmagineering made for a miniature minotaurs marathon prize!
  3:45pm Dean:

Yeah, kat, my gripe on Bryce's board was that the story was not about music per se, but headphones and ear buds. I can't tolerate either for too long. The damage to my hearing will probably always be due to that last Zeke show I attended.
Avatar 3:46pm kat330:

@Dean: Well, I have to use 'phones when I'm recording, but I'm careful to take breaks, and bigger breaks between projects as well.
  3:47pm Samuel:

I got the tinnitus so bad I have to punch my own head from time to time just to recalibrate it. It works, but I have big knots and sore areas.
  3:49pm Dean:

Recording is a different story. While I imagine, were I an engineer, I would prefer playback through a well-designed system with loudspeaker monitors, I have to admit that one of my favorite producer/engineers, Marc Aubort (who worked extensively with Joanna Nickrenz) mixed with 'phones. I was shocked to read it, but there you are.
Avatar 3:51pm kat330:

I mix both with and not. But when I'm recording a harmony track to a vocal I've done, or adding instrument parts, etc., I have no choice but to use the phones.
  3:54pm Dean:

Multitracking is another issue. Marc Rusch, who engineers recordings on the CIMP label, solves the issue by using two microphones and introducing no overdubs. Rather, he solves the issue by recording only live acoustic sets. CIMP's are among the best consistently wonderful recordings I know. I wonder if he uses headphones?
Avatar 3:55pm kat330:

Ha, my guess is he's doing this in a studio rather than his living room.

Lucky you on the west coast, btw.
Avatar 3:55pm ranjit:

whoa i haven't heard this Talking Heads in a long time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Parq:

1979 release. There are WFMU volunteers -- hell, WFMU air staffers -- who weren't born yet when "Fear of Music" first hit the stands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm common:

yay drugs! my favorite talking heads!
Avatar 3:58pm Kurt Gottschalk:

it's amazing how eno was live processing them while recording this, the same way (more or less) he had previously done with fripp's guitar and, to a lesser extent, with roxy.
  3:59pm Dean:

"Almost every one of the recordings has been made in CIMP's Spirit Room studio at the Cadence Building, a room that is gaining quite a reputation for its ambiance and audio properties."
Avatar 3:59pm 37:

eno was/is/will be THE man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Parq:

Lester Bangs called it his favorite comedy album of 1979, and if you listen, you realize that all of the songs are pretty wry at that.
Avatar 4:00pm kat330:

The ambiance of my living room includes authentic sounds of semi trucks whooshing by and birdsong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Carmichael:

Fear of Music is an incredible album. Hi Kurt!
  4:03pm Dean:

I am neither a Talking Heads nor an Eno fan. (Don't get me started.) But I love "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts."
  4:03pm Dean:

Birdsong appears on more than one CIMP record.
Avatar 4:08pm V Priceless:

I was wonderfully shocked to see the following graffiti in black magic marker on a plexiglass bus window back in '81: "Eno is God". It was one of those fleeting life-affirming moments...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Carmichael:

Yes, Ian Dury!!
Avatar 4:09pm 37:

ian dury always puts a smile on me face!!
Avatar 4:09pm kat330:

Very definite theme of going up, up and away w/o benefit of a literal beautiful balloon.
Avatar 4:10pm kat330:

Scaling the heights as long as you have your sherpa to guide you.
Avatar 4:10pm TDK60:

I've always loved 'Drugs' by Talking Heads. Great druggy song. And (Dean) Eno is great too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm Parq:

Everyone was so charged up (understandably) by the sing-along-and-be-proud chorus that it's worth taking the time to note what terrific lyrics the verses have.
Avatar 4:11pm ranjit:

the page refuses when i try to give Ian Dury the gold star, so I'll just say I like it.
  4:11pm oks:

Ian is my sex and drugs and rock n roll
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm Carmichael:

@ranjit, I had to wait until Kurt filled in the info. Try it again.
Avatar 4:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

fave birdsongs on a cimp release: joe mcphee / david prentice - inside out.

fave eno graffiti - "brian eno died for your sins" at cakeshop.
Avatar 4:15pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, you can't clicky star unless artist / song / album are all filled out, or something like that.
Avatar 4:16pm kat330:

Ha, the S, D and RnR theme there!
Avatar 4:16pm MenfussMike:

  4:17pm Fredericks:

Ian Dury was inspired that bass break?
  4:18pm Fredericks:

Great minds, Kat!
  4:18pm Dean:

I think that McPhee/Prentice is in my collection. Will check tonight.

Fave birdsong not on a CIMP release: Hopkinson Smith performing Pieces de Luth de Vieux Gaultier, on Auvidis.
Avatar 4:18pm Cecile:

One of my favorite 32 jazz releases was an Eddie Jefferson reissue where he did a version of Bitches Brew, and got bubbling noises at the beginning by blowing into a straw in a glass of water
  4:19pm McJagger:

Chalky, is Nels Klein one of those Wilco guys?
Avatar 4:19pm kirk from beer city usa:

I missed it. I'm either dumb or wasn't paying attention. I can't be sure which.
Avatar 4:19pm Kurt Gottschalk:

McJag, yes.
  4:20pm Fredericks:

Hey, Clayton.
Avatar 4:20pm Cecile:

McJagger, yes, he joined WIlco, but also has a huge catalog on his down as a solo and group artist.
Avatar 4:20pm kat330:

Kurt, did you do that on purpose or a happy accident?
  4:20pm Dean:

(It's either a bird or a distant storm, I forget which.)
Avatar 4:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

purpose, kat. i announced it ahead of time.
  4:20pm C:

Acknowledged, old-timer.
Avatar 4:21pm kat330:

Oh, I missed the announcement. Cool!
  4:21pm Dean:

Question for the commenters re: the math captcha to finalize a post: Is it just me and my direct line to Satan, or does 666 end up being the answer an inordinate number of times?
  4:22pm Fredericks:

I missed it, too. Does Charlie get a writing credit?
  4:22pm McJag:

To me, without Jay Bennett, Wilco flounders. I loved what he added to YH Foxtrot.
Avatar 4:22pm kat330:

@Dean: It is WAY beyond the odds. The best part of setting up an account was getting rid of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Carmichael:

Dean, been so long I can't remember. Create yourself a user ID and the problem solves itself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm common:

someone just handed me a beersie. joy
  4:23pm Fredericks:

Dean, that's not the number of the beast. Don't worry about it.
  4:24pm Doug Adams:

Avatar 4:24pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean: kenzo works mad wonders. do as carm said.
fred: nope.
mcj: i loved what jim o'rourke added to yhf
Avatar 4:26pm kat330:

And back to the headphones / hearing convo: We rarely go the multiplex to see films any longer, but for the last two (which needed the big screen experience), I have brought along headphones to protect my ears. Sound is always too effin' loud -- around here anyway.
  4:27pm Dean:

Well, I like practicing my math skills. You know: 333+333, 665+1, 47+12+321+286, etc. Moreover, I'm now afraid that if the Prince of Darkness tickles my eyeballs with the captcha, he'll have me by the you-know-what if I login. Also, my avatar is stupid. It's Malevich's White on White.
Avatar 4:28pm kat330:

@Dean: You can have it both ways. Just don't sign in every now and then to practice your addition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Ike:

Also, if you make an ID and log in, you can post links & they'll be auto-shortened for ya so they won't run off the side of the screen. And yes, 666 definitely comes up frequently, which is totally hilarious. Clearly Kenzo has been buying too much thrift store clothing w/demons attached to it. Har har.
  4:29pm Dean:

@kat, If there's is a Satan, his name is Dolby.
  4:30pm Dean:

I've recommended it before. Here goes again: Sam Shalabi's "Lutness"
  4:30pm Dean:

  4:31pm Rex:

Is this that electronic free jazz they're all talking about?
  4:34pm Dean:

No, Rex. This is Highland Scottish dance music.
Avatar 4:35pm kat330:

Ha, the track title looked like "Scot" to me at first. Hearing's primo, but eyesight's for shit.
  4:36pm Dean:

That, kat, is because you look at music for more than an hour a day.
Avatar 4:36pm kat330:

  4:36pm Marc:

Kurt, it's too bad the next Friday the 13th falls during the Marathon. :(
Avatar 4:36pm kat330:

It was all those years of copy editing and proofreading....
Avatar 4:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

marc, it will be observed.
Avatar 4:39pm Polyus:

Of course Sam Shalabi is also the man behind Land Of Kush. One might sense a theme within his work.
Avatar 4:40pm TDK60:

This is Greek rembetiko music, right?
Avatar 4:41pm Kurt Gottschalk:

poly, he also has a band called 'egyptian light orchestra'!
Avatar 4:42pm Kurt Gottschalk:

tdk, technically mortika music but essentially what gets called rembetika.
Avatar 4:42pm northguineahills:

I had a former coworker give me a lot of rembetika vinyl records (mostly collections of older stuff resissued in the 50s and 60s ) a decade ago. Good stuff.
  4:45pm Dean:

That rembetika stuff is seeing a lot of reissues and comps these days.
Avatar 4:48pm Milson:

My office says, "thank you!"
  4:51pm Dean:

One of my favorite rembetika LPs, the Homage to Tsitsanis on Ocora.
  4:51pm Dr. Fredericks, Ph.D Deviltry.:

The number you're looking for is 616, Dean. I promise, you'll get an answer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm coelacanth:

hi Kurt and all partial-humans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Marge vs. The Monorail episode that featured Leonard Nimoy - dailytv.ru... ... dubbed in Russian!
  4:54pm Dean:

So, good doctor, the devil lives in Grand Rapids?
  4:57pm Dr. Fredericks, Ph.D Deviltry.:

  4:57pm Dr. Fredericks, Ph.D Deviltry.:

You already knew that.
  4:58pm Dean:

I heard the riff from "Billericay Dickie" in that Thai tune.
  5:00pm Dean:

I think Shalabi pronounces it SHAL-ah-bee.
Avatar 5:01pm kat330:

Still on the subject of hearing loss and specifically due to noise pollution, recently saw Pierre Étaix's 1966 film "As Long as You're Healthy" (co-written by Jean-Claude Carrière), in which a punishing jackhammer rocks a Parisian neighborhood.

Rhyming with wallaby.
Avatar 5:02pm Polyus:

@Ken - there was also The Springfield Files, where he sang 'Good Morning Starshine'.
  5:02pm Dean:

I have a feeling we're going to hear "Too Much Coffee Man." Progressing to the hard stuff.
Avatar 5:04pm Kurt Gottschalk:

the bob dorough record, dean?
Avatar 5:04pm kat330:

Dreams are the one place to "free yo mind from" grammar.
  5:06pm Dean:

That's the one I had in mind. But Dorough curdles when mixed with Saariaho.
  5:07pm Kim:

Is that Anu Komsi of Savoy Brown?
Avatar 5:07pm Kurt Gottschalk:

kim, HA!
  5:08pm JakeGould:

Hi all!
Avatar 5:09pm kat330:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm coelacanth:

this is Crumby.
(reminds me of George Crumb.)
Avatar 5:13pm kat330:

OK, warm weekends Kurt and fully human feminists here -- later!
Avatar 5:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

coel, i can see that.
Avatar 5:16pm Marcel M:

Hello Kurt and friends
Avatar 5:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hi marcel!
  5:21pm Dean:

Avatar 5:24pm northguineahills:

Huh, I have a different realization of this Lucier piece, on Lovely Recs.
Avatar 5:26pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i don't think i know that one. there's a recording on mode as well.
Avatar 5:30pm northguineahills:

I'll look it up in a bit.
  5:45pm Dean:

@ngh: I think you mean "Still and Moving Lines" is on Lovely. But "Ever Present," which was composed around 2002, is not on the reissue of S&ML on Lovely from around the same time.
  5:46pm Dean:

This Pitre work is due to be released in 2017? What's with the chronological lacuna?
  5:48pm Dean:

Got it. Typo. It's like typing "ni;;djoy" when you meant to type "bullshit."
  5:50pm V Priceless:

Swell show, Kurt! Thank-you! Live Long and Prosper, all - Spock 4ever!
Avatar 5:51pm Kurt Gottschalk:

see you v, thanks for listening!
Avatar 5:53pm northguineahills:

@Dean: You might be right, But it sounds nearly identical to one of the pieces on that cd (make a Lucier joke here).
  5:54pm V Priceless:

Actually, this is more poetic, "Spock is dead they say...Long Live Spock!" Cheers gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Santos L Halper:

Loving this drone Kurt. Reminds of some of those super slowed down things
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm coelacanth:

Thanks Kurt
ciao people,bovines,& all

live long and prosper.
  5:58pm Dean:

This sounds like the end of "A Day in the Life."
  6:05pm Lemon Juice Bruce:

You both have nice levels!
  6:07pm Lemon Juice Bruce:

Frangry is like the Black Swan
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