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Options April 2, 2015: Music For Plants
Please allow your plants to listen in on this one.

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Artist Track Album Comments
Iasos  Essence of Spring   Options Essence of Spring   

Music behind DJ:
Mort Garson 

Rhapsody in Green   Options


Mort Garson  Plantasia   Options Plantasia   
Mort Garson  Music to Soothe the Savage Snake Plant   Options Plantasia   
Mort Garson  Ode to an African Violet   Options Plantasia   
Roger Roger  Rhapsody In Green I - Effluves   Options De la Musique & des Secrets pour Enchanter vos Plantes   
Dieter Schütz  Little Plant   Options Voyage   

Music behind DJ:
Joel Fajerman 

Flowers Love   Options

L'aventure des Plantes 

Joel Fajerman  Ma Foret   Options L'aventure des Plantes   
Mort Garson  Walk to the Other Side of the Island   Options Didn't You Hear?   
Vangelis  Freefall   Options Albedo 0.39   
Gianni Safred  Last Rain   Options Futuribile: The Life to Come   
Massonix  Neptune (Featuring Seaming To)   Options Hollingsville   
Walt Rockman  Intact Nature   Options Biology (Sonoton)   
Joel Vandroogenbroeck & F. Voelxen  Strange Morning   Options Contemporary Pastoral and Ethnic Sounds (Coloursound)   
Joel Vandroogenbroeck  Mutation   Options Birth of Earth (Coloursound)   
Heinz von Moisy  Mirage   Options Las Plantas   
Piero Umiliani  Synthi Epic   Options Synthi Time   
Inoyama Land  Glass Chaim   Options Danzindan Pojidon   
Teisco  I Foletti   Options D.O.C.   

Music behind DJ:
Heinz von Moisy 

Las Plantas   Options

Las Plantas 

Gianni Safred & His Electronic Instruments  Mystification   Options Electronic Designs (Music Scene)   
Gianni Safred & His Electronic Instruments  Sacred Interlude   Options Electronic Designs (Music Scene)   
Gianni Safred & His Electronic Instruments  Spheres   Options Electronic Designs (Music Scene)   
Mort Garson  Mellow Mood for Maidenhair   Options Plantasia   
Mort Garson  Symphony for a Spider Plant   Options Plantasia   
Mort Garson  Baby's Tears Blues   Options Plantasia   
Ariel Kalma  Source Fraiche   Options Interfrequence (MP 2000)   
Bernard Fevre  Molecule Dance   Options Strange World of Bernard Fevre   
Cecil Leuter  Electro Theme Nº 5   Options Chappell TV Music Library 104  Cecil Leuter is one of Roger Roger's many pseudonyms 
Dave Sarkys  Canadian Colours Theme 2   Options First Encounter (Mondiophone)   
Vangelis  Chromatique   Options Opera Sauvage   
Jean Jacques Perrey  Chronophonie   Options Moog Sensations   

Music behind DJ:
Inoyama Land 

See Saw   Options

Music for Myxomycetes 

Jean Michel Jarre  Les Chants Magnetiques III   Options Les Chants Magnetiques   
Raymond Scott  In the Hall of the Mountain Queen   Options Manhattan Research, Inc.   
Marcello Giombini  La Primavera   Options Synthomania   
Roger Roger  Rhapsody In Green II - Luxuriance   Options De la Musique & des Secrets pour Enchanter vos Plantes   

Listener comments!

Avatar 7:00pm hyde:

my plants are growing like crazy already
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

evening Flash, Hyde, everyone!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

Ah, my plants will enjoy this episode.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Your playlist art is growing on me, Flash Strap.
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Evening green men
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

and hello to your plants, the little monsters
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

What are you guys growing? Or can you say?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Carmichael:

In California, the plants never stop growing. Especially the weeds.
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Roger that, C.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Carmichael:

Especially the weed, he he.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

heh, I thought that's what you meant in the first place, you subtle devil
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

"Music & Secrets to delight your plants"

BUT WHAT ARE THE SECRETS? I guess we'll never know, not with these ears, restricted to this wavelength
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:17pm listener james from westwood:

Spider plant, Chinese evergreen, snake plant x 2, arrowhead vine, and pothos. Way down from my usual massive complement of plants, after I lost most of my plants to fungus gnats from shitty Miracle-Gro potting soil. (Protip: Bake it at a low temperature for a stretch in a cheapo tinfoil lasagna pan to kill the eggs/larvae.) Must buy many more as the weather improves.
  7:18pm patashnik:

I'm a succulent man experimenting with mushrooms.
Avatar 7:18pm Flash Strap:

hmm, are your snake plants now soothed? Side note, has anyone out there ever had snakefruit?
  7:19pm patashnik:

What does it taste like? For that matter, what does snake taste like?
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

let me see, patashnik... some of this stuff might suit your fungus. The succulents should be right at home. I'm a succulent man myself, had a nice set of succulents and cacti when I lived in Mexico. Lots of barrel cactus
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

snake tastes like a rubber chicken lightly rubbed down with live catfish, snakefruit is a little harder to describe... tart, woody, looks like a snake on the outside, constipatory side effects
  7:22pm patashnik:

Oh well. I'd give it a go anyway.
  7:22pm walkingtrees:

rearranging my succulents and repotting other greenery and then found this to be the theme for this evening
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

according to wikipedia, snake fruit has "a starchy 'mouth feel', and a flavour reminiscent of dilute pineapple and lemon juice", so there you go. they should have sent a poet
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

walkingtrees! what a profound pleasure.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm listener james from westwood:

The snake plants are always chill. Their fibrous nature prevents observable phototropism. The arrowhead vine, on the other hand, I have to turn every few days or it lists to one side.
  7:24pm patashnik:

That's a common problem.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm listener james from westwood:

Or maybe it's not light they're seeking. The light and the speakers playing WFMU are in the same direction relative to the plant. Maybe it just has fine taste.
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

perhaps they are craning out to hear The Secret, to be delighted
  7:25pm patashnik:

I had to look up the snake plant. I would've recognised Sansevieria. I have a tiny musica that can't seem to decide what it's doing.
  7:27pm walkingtrees:

ahoy flash! nice to catch these wave live
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

well, just beyond nice to have you with us
  7:31pm walkingtrees:

got fish frying, fresh copy of Corto Maltese to flip thru, new lighting on the succulent bed, light snow in colorado and your picks for the ears...nice evening indeed..thanks!
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Sounds like a dream, thanks for making me a part of it hoss
  7:34pm patashnik:

James, I actually had no idea bagged compost could have beasties in it. I've never had a problem and the indoors use an old bag that's been sitting half moist for over a year.
  7:34pm walkingtrees:

imma try to get spooky ryan in on this
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:37pm listener james from westwood:

It wasn't compost in this case, which may be the difference; it was bagged potting soil. It's the 2nd time Miracle-Gro soil has caused a problem with me. Perhaps actual compost would be better.
  7:37pm patashnik:

My mistake, potting soil.
  7:39pm walkingtrees:

"miracle"-gro might be a problem
Avatar 7:39pm Flash Strap:

Oh, wouldn't that be lovely? I always hope he'll turn up
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Doug Schulkind:

This track has hidden menace.
  7:39pm patashnik:

What are you folks doing for lighting and fertiliser for indoor succulents?
  7:41pm walkingtrees:

i like jump start t5 strips...nice and compact, and easy to daisy chain for lighting
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

I agree, Doug. Fajerman's whole project is a little threatening
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:42pm listener james from westwood:

The snake plants do OK with eastern exposure and an all-day compact fluorescent. With this setup anything more fleshy, like sedum, jade plants, aloe, agave, won't thrive. Fertilizer for them, I just top-dress with new soil.
  7:42pm walkingtrees:

also handy for other green amigo pre-flowering
  7:46pm patashnik:

I don't think I can work a strip into my setup. I've never been sure about CFL but the plants are stuck in a dark room in a dark country.
Avatar 7:47pm ndbob:

I've taken care of one plant ever .. it died not long after
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

Absent a green thumb myself, I'm fortunate to be partnered up with someone who keeps the plants beautiful and alive.
  7:48pm patashnik:

I do have a few fleshy ones, James. Thriving would be nice but just keeping them healthy year on year would be good. I lost a few just in the past year and can't tell if it's random or me. ;)
  7:50pm walkingtrees:

strips can be attached to almost any flat surface side or hung from above
  7:52pm walkingtrees:

spookcUSA wishes you all well....he's presently relocating his abode
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

talk about menace, there's not much hidden about it here. sorry if your plants have nightmares, there's light on the other side of this tunnel
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

and I well-wish in return of course, but he knows that already
  7:54pm patashnik:

I think plants manage menacing sounds all right. Mine have to put up with dark D&B from time to time. That might explain things.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 7:57pm listener james from westwood:

Some of these tracks are pleasantly putting me into a sort of "In Search Of..." mind. Similar instrumentation/patterns to the soundtrack to said series?
  7:58pm walkingtrees:

Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Flash! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

I can't place your reference, James. What is this you speak of?
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

adios, bob!
Avatar 8:05pm Flash Strap:

pardon that dangling participle, by the way
  8:12pm yellowbird:

This show is just wonderful. I love all the growing sounds. It may be wishful thinking, but I can't wait for a fungus show...whenever that may come.
  8:13pm walkingtrees:

yay to fungi show....where is everyone residing and what's growing?
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, Bird. One day perhaps! There's definitely less fungus music out there, to the detriment of us all
  8:17pm patashnik:

Flash, keep it up. I should be in the mood for something upbeat tonight but I've been happily stuck here. +1 for fungi shows and Vangelis.
  8:17pm walkingtrees:

that teisco track
  8:18pm patashnik:

walkingtrees, Scotland, succulents and mushies if things work out.
  8:19pm yellowbird:

Looks like you got a mycological challenge, dear flash...
  8:20pm walkingtrees:

im giving another go at my myco experiments soon myself ;) succulents and green friends here...colorado
  8:21pm patashnik:

Are you up for a mycological challenge, Flash? I just found this as you mentioned it: archive.org...
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

I was just about to post that link patashnik!
  8:23pm yellowbird:

I'm growing mystery plants myself....A few weeks ago, I went to the international grocery and bought roots that I have never heard of. I'm rooting them now, and I can't wait until they sprout up. It's pretty exciting
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

What is that, lamb's ear?
  8:24pm patashnik:

Thanks for the tip as well. I missed out on that show. walking trees, I'm still watching my first try colonise so I'm waiting anxiously.
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

Hey Unca Mike! I have no idea what it is, looks a little too spiky for lamb's ear but I'm no horticulturist
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

And seriously, gang, Private Life of Plants is so cool. It's actually sort of scary sometimes too. Plants are really eerie when you view them at their own speed
Avatar 8:29pm Flash Strap:

this album was still hot to grab in the comments last time I checked: boxes-of-toys.blogspot.com...

Thanks to Greta
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Little Danny:

Absolutely lurvely stuff E.

And - for you mycological types - permit me to recommend a short (4 minutes) movie by a friend of mine: vimeo.com...
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

Well, hello Danny! I promise to watch that later
Avatar 8:32pm hyde:

yes, plantasia! i like this one a lot......
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

Gonna play 2 more Plantasia pieces then dip back into deeper waters.
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

hi hi Hyde
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Can't imagine I won't go a bit long tonight! I just have a lot of leafy greens I want to play
Avatar 8:41pm hyde:

wow, this one's amazing. don't know this guy...
  8:41pm patashnik:

Danny, good stuff. It's one weird mushy.
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

Oh man, Ariel Kalma has just TONS of cool stuff. Check him out for sure
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Nice, this!
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, you!
  8:55pm patashnik:

Flash, I think I'm gonna have to come here again.
Avatar 8:56pm hyde:

great show! thanks.
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

Well, I hope you do, new friend.
Avatar 8:56pm Flash Strap:

Don't thank me yet, there's another 25 minutes of pure radio gold before I'm off duty
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

less than that, actually. and thank me anytime, come to think of it
  9:06pm patashnik:

Well, cheers! I'll be hanging around.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks most kindly for the plant tunes!
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks, Evan.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:07pm Doug Schulkind:

Great growing with you, Flash.
  9:07pm walkingtrees:

thanks for curating again flash
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, all four of you!
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

all five of you!
  9:08pm shayna:

syntho-maniacal? genius!!
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Truly, thanks for listening.
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Fewer people join in the commenting during the evening hours. There are many more ears out there than it seems!
  9:09pm walkingtrees:

whats the word on the explorers book?
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

I strive for genius, Shayna. Occasionally I nip at its heels with a wicked turn of phrase, and then it's gone from sight, lost in the mists of my density.
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for asking treesman. I'm working on it, but as you can imagine it's not easy. It is a serious goal of my 2015 to just get it done by hook or crook.
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

this part is so awesome
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Manifest density.
  9:11pm shayna:

HA - omg miss you guys!
  9:11pm walkingtrees:

this track....eeee
  9:12pm walkingtrees:

i'll bite that hook...good luck!
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

Oh, I just meant thanks to the five folks who had just commented! As for the entire listenership: thanks, you multitudinous mystery, you treasured receivers of sound
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

thanks trees!
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

I thought i recognized that voice. We miss you too Shayna
  9:13pm patashnik:

Is Flash writing something?
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

Oh, not really. I made a collage book of some density (speaking of) and am working on publishing a hard copy very soon. You can check it out here: www.evancrankshaw.com...
  9:16pm patashnik:

Looks like I'll have to!
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

Thanks everyone, good night!
  9:19pm shayna:

xoxo! can't wait for next week ;-)
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