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Music for your inner 17-year old.

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Options March 24, 2016

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
Lewis  I Was Not Shy   Options Love Ain't No Mystery  Summersteps  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Księżyc  Flażoletowa   Options Rabbit Eclipse  Krolikarnia  *   0:05:47 (Pop‑up)
Heron Oblivion  Your Hollows   Options s/t  Sub Pop  *   0:15:25 (Pop‑up)
Fadoul  Laylat al Jadba   Options Al Zman Saib  Habibi Funk  *   0:21:16 (Pop‑up)
Inutilli  Turn Off the Television   Options Elves, Red Sprites, Blue Jets  Aagoo  *   0:27:14 (Pop‑up)
The Thing & Shit and Shine  Red River   Options 7"  Trost  *   0:30:35 (Pop‑up)
Dark Blue  Delco Runts   Options 7"  12XU  *   0:32:31 (Pop‑up)
Arvo Pärt  Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten   Options Musica Selecta  ECM  *   0:38:44 (Pop‑up)
Recorded by Olivier Adam  Madagascar Whale Two   Options New Sounds of the Humpback Wale (V/A)  Important  *   0:55:38 (Pop‑up)
Kink Gong  Amnashida [No Problem]   Options Tanzania  Discrepant  *   0:59:49 (Pop‑up)
Nick Carter  Abyss   Options Abstracts and Extracts  Flashback  *   1:03:47 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Bullies  1,000 Good Excuses   Options We Rule the Universe  Manufactured Recordings  *   1:07:50 (Pop‑up)
The Pop Group  We Are All Prostitutes   Options For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder?  Freaks R Us  *   1:12:07 (Pop‑up)
Goggs  Billy Is a Runaway   Options 7"  In the Red  *   1:15:13 (Pop‑up)
Frau  Who   Options Mira 7" EP  Frau  *   1:17:43 (Pop‑up)
Dronez  Domestic Black Site   Options Corporate Funded Terror 7" EP  Ryvvolte  *   1:19:27 (Pop‑up)
Desgraciados  Desgraciados   Options Humanidad En La Obscuridad 7" EP  Deranged  *   1:21:35 (Pop‑up)
Enbilulugugal  ICBM Blues   Options The Day After  Glossolalia  *   1:22:51 (Pop‑up)
Wolves in the Throne Room  [Track no. 1]   Options Live at the Bell House 9/12/11  Saint Roch  *   1:27:37 (Pop‑up)
Powertrio  Divertimento   Options Di Lontan  Clean Feed  *   1:45:55 (Pop‑up)
Blind Alfred Reed  Explosion in the Fairmount Mines   Options Appalachian Visionary  Dust to Digital  *   1:50:31 (Pop‑up)
Steve Warner  Cement River   Options s/t  Earth  *   1:57:48 (Pop‑up)
Spider Murphy Gang  Wo Bist Du   Options NDW: Aus Grauer Stade Muaren - Die Neue Deutsche Welle 1977-1985 Tiel 4 (V/A)  Bear Family  *   1:59:17 (Pop‑up)
Willie Thrasher  We Got to Take You Higher   Options Spirit Child  Future Days Recordings  *   2:03:12 (Pop‑up)
Maya  Synthezoid Heartbreak   Options 7"  Touch Sensitive / Cherry Stones  *   2:04:35 (Pop‑up)
Sunder  Don't Leave It Behind   Options s/t  Tee Pee  *   2:11:17 (Pop‑up)
The Long Ryders  Final Wild Son   Options Final Wild Songs  Cherry Red  *   2:12:24 (Pop‑up)
Running  Art Seen   Options Wake Up Applauding  Castle Face  *   2:14:45 (Pop‑up)
Black Panties  Future   Options 7" EP  Windian  *   2:21:38 (Pop‑up)
Violence Creeps  Sex Menace   Options On My Turf 7" EP  Veeceee  *   2:24:39 (Pop‑up)
The Panik  Modern Politics   Options Greater Manchester Punk 1977-81 (V/A)  Vinyl Revival  *   2:26:08 (Pop‑up)
Chippendale / Gustafsson / Pupillo  Melt   Options Melt  Trost  *   2:43:38 (Pop‑up)
Martin Davorin Jagodic  Lato B (A) [excerpt]   Options Tempo Furioso  Cramps  *   2:52:39 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:04pm KP:

Hey there, Martha!
  12:05pm bill:

man, why couldn't they have us maple on unplugged
  12:06pm Martha:

Hi there - how's it going? - going to be a more mellow show today. I think.
  12:06pm Polyus:

Martha twofer this week, alright.
Avatar 12:09pm Cheri Pi:

great segue from Chris M to your show Martha
  12:10pm P-90:

Hi Martha. Chris M. announced you'd be doing a special tribute to the classic American musical comedy "The Music Man" today. Can't wait, I'm texting all my friends to tune in too.
  12:11pm Dean:

One of the questions on my qualifying exams for a doctorate in musicology was, "How many trombones were there in the big parade?"
  12:12pm Martha:

That Chris M., such a joker - don't hold your breath for "Music Man" - and thanks for the good words!
  12:12pm Polyus:

We got trouble, right here in Jersey City.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm soup and fog:

Hoo-ray for Księżyc! If anyone likes this WFMU had a blogpost to the scene this group was a part of in the 90's: blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm blee:

Hello Martha, great to hear your show, once again.
I like this Księżyc. I'm going to check that link out right now! Thanks Soup.
Avatar 12:15pm KP:

The cat and I like mellow
  12:16pm P-90:

And congratulations again @Martha on your roof-raising vocal rendition of Nona Hendryx's "Keep it Confidential" at the Sinfonia on Sunday night!
  12:16pm bill:

dean - any luck?
  12:18pm Martha:

Might get less mellow for a bit -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm soup and fog:

Blee: I posted my own sampler of this kind of music on my blog; I can contact you and send you the link if you'd like
  12:19pm Dean:

@bill: I took the question and ran with it. Because the trombones were leading the big parade, they were effectively operating in a liminal state, both inside and outside the parade. And the reach of a slide allows a trombone to straddle borders, upsetting received norms of propriety respecting Sousa's most challenging works.
  12:20pm Martha:

@P-90: I love that Nona Hendryx record - "B-Boys" etc.
Avatar 12:20pm KP:

Heron Oblivion sounds like a cross between Renaissance and Television
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yark....multiple fine fill-ins at this hour. Dark Night of the Soul Julie is on the Drummer stream now. The week after the marathon is generally pretty mellow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Sue P.:

Loving me some Martha on a work day! What a treat.
  12:23pm BT:

Heron Oblivion will be playing WFMU's Monty Hall on May 26th
  12:23pm P-90:

@Dean: that sounds very academic and post-modern deconstructivist, but I think you'll find when Martha gets to The Music Man that the final answer is: 76.
Avatar 12:23pm MenfussMike:

She didn't ate shouldn't ate at the bar?
  12:24pm Dean:

Yeah, I got it wrong on Jeopardy, too.
  12:27pm bill:

sue p. where you been!
  12:28pm Martha:

OOPS - sorry for that crap segue - ack!
  12:28pm bill:

dean i hope you published it at least
  12:29pm bill:

so much for mellow, eh martha?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Sue P.:

@bill - i'm usually out in the ether somewhere. quietly stalking.
  12:31pm bill:

(not complaining, btw!)
  12:31pm Martha:

Well - we do have some whales coming up....but not quite yet -
Avatar 12:32pm MenfussMike:

i just bought that FADOUL album. thanks.
  12:36pm Martha:

Yes, that Fadoul record is fantastic -
Avatar 12:39pm MenfussMike:

they do a version of Papa's Got a Brand New Bag....hot shit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm sinister dexter:

Martha it is great to hear you again , excited for the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm sphere:

wow! first time listener. looking forward to the rest of the show.
  12:48pm Dean:

The Britten piece is not sacred. The new disk is Eicher's selection: " In this special double album, issued on Pärt’s birthday, Eicher revisits episodes from their shared musical quest, evoking fresh associations from juxtapositions of pieces in his dramaturgical sequence, as we are invited to hear the music anew."

Would be great to hear one of Britten's vocal works, e.g., "Serenade." Or the gorgeous orchestral Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, too.
  12:51pm Martha:

Thanks for the info! - though I would consider a cantus in memorium to be considered at least spiritual in Nature. I love Britten but was not coordinated enough to arrange a follow-up -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm soup and fog:

I love that the popup player still says "Your DJ speaks" with this music in the background!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm sphere:

The last ECM album I obtained was that 2CD set of Gesualdo. <shivers>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm soup and fog:

Is this music or communication, and is there a meaningful difference between the two? : )
  12:54pm Dean:

Arguably, all music is spiritual in nature, at least for me. But Pärt often bases his works on religious texts or themes. Not here.

@sphere: The Hilliard traversal of the Tenebrae? Is that a timeless record or what?
  12:55pm Casement 5ound:

My stomach is responding
  12:57pm Martha:

Well, they are referred to as whale songs; their function is communication but it is not well understood.
Avatar 12:57pm Sem Chumbo:

Fleep! Fleep! The in-laws are calling you.
  12:57pm bill:

saints preserve us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm sphere:

@Dean: yep. it is an amazing and harrowing recording.
  12:59pm JakeGould:

Fleep, all these whales are saying is, "Why don't you call? Why don't you visit? What else can I do with this plankton?"
  1:00pm Casement 5ound:

The Hilliard/Perotin is also incredible since we talkin ECM
Avatar 1:00pm Sem Chumbo:

@JakeGould: heh.
  1:23pm Polyus:

So word is Axl Rose is going to be fronting AC/DC.
Avatar 1:23pm MenfussMike:

should be ANGRY ANDERSON if its gonna be anyone
Avatar 1:24pm MenfussMike:

or maybe the dude from Krokus
Avatar 1:26pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Holy crap!
Avatar 1:26pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

...meant in the best possible way, natch.
pleasant surprise to see a Martha playlist rat here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm sphere:

Enbilulugugal might be the best band name EVER.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Sue P.:

Martha luvs Axl Rose.
  1:28pm Martha:

Try to pronounce it tho...
  1:29pm Martha:

Sue P. I am going to KILL YOU!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm sphere:

[en BILU lug ugal]
  1:32pm Martha:

Thanks - whenever I say it I sound like a cat trying to cough up a hairball -
  1:44pm Dean:

That whale should front AC/DC.
Avatar 1:44pm Cecile:

Phife Dawg from Tribe called Quest died. I did not know that!
  1:45pm Dean:

"I'm BACK in WHITE!"
  1:45pm Dean:

Drummer can take a long solo a la John Bonham.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Cecile - Yeah, and he was just 45 and had diabetes. Sad end for the dude.
Avatar 1:49pm Cecile:

I know he struggled with diabetes for many years. It's a monster, and for Type I there still isn't any real cure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm sphere:

It's hard to believe that this Axl-for-Brian swap hasn't been in the cards. Johnson has said he was swept right out once he went to the doctor (like Monty Python's "i'm not dead yet.")
Avatar 1:58pm MenfussMike:

they should get Blind Alfred to sing for ACDC
Avatar 2:00pm just dc pat:

["where are you"]
Avatar 2:01pm just dc pat:

Pelle Almqvist of the Hives offered his service to AC/DC. THAT would have been great.
Avatar 2:01pm Chris from DC:

He could audition with "TNT".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm fleep:

Well, hey. Have to archive dive to get the whale messages, tho most times it's all about them - here's me on Instagramammal migrating down the coast, here's a pic of the krill I had for lunch today, blah blah blah.
Avatar 2:02pm just dc pat:

one of the services I provide here for free is totally unreliable translations of German song titles...you're welcome.
  2:08pm Martha:

Thanks for the translation!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Alejandro in TO:

Martha, first time catching your show, enjoying!
  2:20pm Martha:

Thanks! - Much appreciated!
Avatar 2:22pm Cheri Pi:

this set, woohoo!!!!
  2:22pm P-90:

Call me an uptight old humbug if you will, but I simply could never stand Axl's singing voice. Never got used to it, it always sounds like a parody of a teenager in a garage band trying to sing like Robert Plant, and going horribly wrong...
  2:22pm Martha:

I've gotta work on updating the songs on the playlist faster...apologies -
Avatar 2:23pm just dc pat:

I'm with P-90 and will go further: I HATE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH GUNS AND ROSES.
Avatar 2:25pm Cheri Pi:

what he hates
Avatar 2:25pm Chris from DC:

Even Buckethead?
  2:26pm Dean:

Still kinda fond of that first album, but not because of the vocals.
  2:27pm Martha:

Appetite for Destruction is a fantastic record -
Avatar 2:28pm Cecile:

I like a lot of their first record, but I was never a huge fan of the band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Alejandro in TO:

GnR: indifferent aside from some grade school nostalgia. Also maybe John Connor in T2 blazing off on his dirtbike to "You Could Be Mine"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Alejandro in TO:

Digital Optical Disc Revival, coming in 2067!
  2:32pm P-90:

I paradoxically agree that "Apetite" is a classic. Somehow I can get past the vocals to enjoy it. But I've seen G&R live in their heyday and everything, and just never warmed up to Axl. His stage persona was uber-obnoxious too, which didn't help.
  2:35pm P-90:

The AC/DC fans are gonna love hearing those Chinese Democracy songs mixed in with their faves...
Avatar 2:36pm just dc pat:

Correct, Martha: "The New German Wave"
Avatar 2:37pm KP:

Guns & AC/DC!
  2:38pm Martha:

Thanks DC Pat! - thought that was what it was -
Avatar 2:39pm KP:

Im with dc pat ... just dc pat:
I'm with P-90 and will go further: I HATE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH GUNS AND ROSES.
  2:42pm Martha:

The thing w/ Appetite for me was that it was such a breath of fresh air - true nasty hard rock (not metal as they always get called) just destroying any hair metal pretenses- and then you get Public Enemy's "Takes a Nation.." and NWA, etc.following - they all brought an edge back to popular music that I (at least) had been missing for so long [and no, I'm not going to get into the 'Nirvana thing' of that same period]
  2:43pm Martha:

Oh - and that double live record rocks - just don't listen to the crap songs -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm sphere:

there's some really good rock on Appetite. For example. "Mr. Brownstone" uses the Bo Diddley beat to great effect.
  2:45pm Polyus:

Agreed on the context of Appetite's release, Martha.
Avatar 2:45pm just dc pat:

I dunno..I was deep into all the groups on SST when GnR came out and just thought, "Huh? Why?" But anyway, great show Martha.
  2:47pm Polyus:

It seems to me that GNR were just as much responsible for hair metal's demise as grunge.
  2:48pm Dean:

At the time I was largely bored with rock, listening mostly to medieval dance and vocal music. But when Appetite came out, and later Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking, I thought, "Hmmm, that'll do!"

Avatar 2:51pm just dc pat:

ah, now there's the rub. I'm not a huge Nirvana fan but like Bleach a lot. They were in the mix back then. To me there's no such thing as "grunge" just as there's no such thing as "hipsters." BUT I DIGRESS. Nirvana were another punk group to us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm sphere:

I see nothing wrong with Nirvana. But, IMHO, grunge did lead to Pearl Jam and the Gin Blossoms. It has a lot to answer for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Nice sharing the time together today. Martha. Have a happy Easter and such.
  2:53pm Martha:

Thanks all - I know folks have diff opinions on many things, esp. GnR [don't worry, not going to play anything] - and excellent point about the Bo Diddley beat on Mr. Brownstone. I guess I was immersed also in mainstream music at the time - there wasn't such a huge divide. In a sense, although popular w/in their scenes, GnR, PE & NWA, Nirvana were all "underground" in the sense that they came from genres which weren't part of "mainstream music" - some of them got no radio play, some took a long time to break, some were instant hits - but they were novel to a large portion of the public -
  2:54pm Dean:

One thing I don't hate about Nirvana: Pat Smear. I guess I'm kinda puzzled he had anything to do with them, but not entirely so.
  2:55pm Dean:


  2:56pm Martha:

Thanks everyone for checking in, for your good words, and for the information you passed along - have a great rest of your week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Cliff:

Thanks for the show today Martha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm sphere:

great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Summer and Michael:

This Jagodic stuff is amazing! Thank you, Martha!
Avatar 2:57pm just dc pat:

crackin me up @Dean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Andrew Waterloo:

Keep in mind that Metallica and Megadeth had also suddenly become hugely popular bands around that period as well.
Avatar 2:58pm just dc pat:

What about Negative Creep? How can you not like that? I'MANEGATIVECREEP, I'MANEGATIVECREEP, I'MANEGATIVECREEP--AND I'M STONED!
  2:59pm Dean:

Glad to hear it, @just dc pat. Gotta cut through all the hate talk, even though I love engaging in it myself!
  2:59pm P-90:

Always a pleasure, Martha!
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