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Options June 16, 2018: Sardine: The Unchovy
The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass proudly brings you another exquisite corpse, or, in this case, an exquisite course in marketing and brand management. Sardines, superstars in Portugal (they even have stores devoted to them), sit gathering dust on the shelves of America’s retail food markets. Search “sardines in literature” and you find yourself looking at 529,000 results, most of which have nothing to do with literature and everything to do with “Qualitative analysis of sardine and anchovy oscillations and implications for the management of sardine and anchovy fisheries in Oman.” Where is the Flicka or Charlotte of sardines? Why are sardines always portrayed in the can or heading in that direction? Even the cockroach (thank you Franz Kafka) and the rat (thank you Michael Jackson) have been used effectively to describe life and love. But the sardine? Nothing but an easy metaphor for subway passengers during rush hour. Well we, and when I say “we” I mean nine other DJs and myself, have set out to right this glaring wrong. How? Let us begin by sharing the fruit of knowledge and enjoy that which the gods fear most: “Think sardine, be sardine.”

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
The Inflatable Squirrel Carcass  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Kim (w/Emily and Dez)  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:08:32 (Pop-up)
DJ Stashu  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:13:15 (Pop-up)
Amedeo  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:17:02 (Pop-up)
John Schnall  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:23:23 (Pop-up)
Tamar  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:28:30 (Pop-up)
Jeff Moore  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:33:57 (Pop-up)
Cheyenne  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:40:18 (Pop-up)
Dan Bodah  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:45:22 (Pop-up)
Scott Williams  Sardine: The Unchovy   Options Sardine: The Unchovy  No Label  0:49:30 (Pop-up)
Misha Mengelberg Trio  A Bit Nervous   Options Who's Bridge  Avant  1:02:15 (Pop-up)
Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra  Jaspe   Options Les Deux Versants Se Regardent  Clean Feed  1:07:10 (Pop-up)
Dedalus  Ehi Charles   Options Pezzi Inediti + Materiali '74-'76  Elica  1:12:37 (Pop-up)
Don Pullen  The Eagle Staff Is First   Options Sacred Common Ground  Blue Note  1:17:10 (Pop-up)
Art Ensemble of Chicago  Theme De Yoyo   Options Les Stances A Sophie  Universal Sound  1:20:56 (Pop-up)
Rotary Connection  Tales of Brave Ulysses   Options Songs  Cadet  1:29:57 (Pop-up)
Noonday Underground  Everything I Want   Options On A Quiet Night  Hands Full  1:34:23 (Pop-up)
Mike Patton  L'Uomo Che Non Sapeva Amare   Options Mondo Cane  Ipecac  1:36:10 (Pop-up)
William Shatner  Common People   Options Has Been  Shout Factory  1:39:22 (Pop-up)
The Texas Chainsaw Orchestra  American Woman   Options Texas Chainsaw Orchestra  Rhino  1:43:54 (Pop-up)
Parts & Labor/Tyondai Braxton  Don't Just Fucking Stand There   Options Rise, Rise, Rise  Narnack  1:47:05 (Pop-up)
Borut Kržišnik  Going Down   Options Currents of Time  ReR  1:49:42 (Pop-up)
Patois Counselors  Target Not A Comrade   Options Proper Release  Ever/Never  1:53:29 (Pop-up)
Parquet Courts  Wide Awake   Options Wide Awaaaaake!  Rough Trade  1:56:45 (Pop-up)
Burnin Red Ivanhoe  Purple Hearts   Options M144  Sonet  2:06:30 (Pop-up)
Bent Knee  The Things You Love   Options Say So  Cuneiform  2:12:10 (Pop-up)
Black Mountain  Queens Will Play   Options In The Future  Jagjaguwar  2:18:21 (Pop-up)
Thomas Function  Day In The Shade   Options In The Valley Of Sickness  Fat Possum  2:23:28 (Pop-up)
Danielson  Time That Bald Sexton   Options Ships  Secretly Canadian  2:25:52 (Pop-up)
The Essex Green  Modern Rain   Options Hardly Electronic  Merge  2:29:47 (Pop-up)
Beechwood  Up and Down   Options Inside The Flesh Hotel  Alive  2:33:48 (Pop-up)
Pale Lights  Coming Up For Air   Options The Stars Seemed Brighter  Calico Cat  2:37:06 (Pop-up)
Jeremy Enigk  Lizard (The End Sessions)   Options Return of the Frog Queen  Sub Pop  2:40:40 (Pop-up)
Hilary Woods  Take Him In   Options Colt  Sacred Bones  2:43:58 (Pop-up)
Tenniscoats  Shika   Options Music Exists Disc 1  Majikick  2:47:58 (Pop-up)
Bernard Herrmann  Introduction   Options The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann: The Twisted Nerve, The Bride Wore Black, Hangover Square  Cinema Records  2:52:57 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

  10:03pm AgDave:

I can afford them and enjoy sardines with crackers or over rice for lunch occasionally.
People with large brains such as GK Chesterton thought sardines were a big deal.
Others disdain these little fish but I love them, and recently found out they're good for me.
NOT the fake mackerel sardines, the real kind. Which I hope is what I've been eating?
This show has my full attention!
  12:09am rich:

good morning everyone,

here's something to look at: http://www.tonihamel.net
  12:13am devvo:

did something happen to mike lazzo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13am northguineahills:

I heart sardines, and use anchovies probably at least once week, and that's not when I'm making puttanesca sauce!
  12:16am Mike tp:

I had my first sardine as a first grader living in Jersey City NJ.i had a taste for the ol Dean...still do.morning Rich......
  12:17am rich:

water or olive oil?
  12:19am JakeGould:

Joan Miro drops a reference to sardines in “Catalan Landscape (The Hunter)” www.moma.org...

More specifically, “There's the sea in the background, an eye, an egg-shaped sun… The Catalan peasant has become a triangle with an ear, eye, pipe… And the man's heart, entrails and sexual organs. I've shown the Toulouse-Rabat airplane on the left: it used to fly past once a week. In the painting I showed it by a propeller, a ladder, and the French and Catalan flags. You can see the Paris-Barcelona axis again… A sea and one boat in the distance, and, in the very foreground, a sardine with a tail and whiskers gobbling up a fly… A broiler waiting for the rabbit, flames and pimento on the right.” www.washingtonpost.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22am coelacanth∅:

greetings rich and indefatigable Sardine carcassoids
  12:23am rich:

a patient broiler
  12:29am JakeGould:

I’m looking at the tiny broiler in the Miro pic. So damned cute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32am northguineahills:

brain failing, thanks Rich!
Avatar 12:35am mb:

sardines are all the rage in the south of Spain
  12:35am Tamar:

Read by Tamar, but not written by Tamar
  12:37am rich:

thank you tamar for filling in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42am Franco Twinkie:

Chresti and I had an appetizer plate of giant sardines at a, well Sardinian restaurant in San Francisco. I thought "Great, I 'm going to replicate this when we get home" That was my first mistake. After locating the sardines at a Chinese supermarket, I set upon my folly. I'm no Nervous Nelly when it come to guts, but these things really tested me. What a mess! Worth the bother? Not in again in this lifetime.
  12:47am JakeGould:

How sardines get put into cans. Don’t show your kids the head chopping off part! youtu.be...
  12:47am rich:

franco you have to get them cleaned then there's a really good dish we had in venice that involves sardines, golden raisins, onions, and vinegar (which tastes much better than it reads) that's not too difficult to make
  12:50am rich:

pardon the interruption there i hit the youtube connection in the comments by mistake
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52am coelacanth∅:

rich i'd hoped to go to bed early (midnight) tonight but you've made that impossible. i'm not going anywhere till this is over. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54am Franco Twinkie:

Rich, I know that now, but been the let's make a mess in the kitchen guy that I am, I could not resist. There are times to resist. It's better for every one involved.
  12:54am rich:

you can sleep soon coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am coelacanth∅:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00am coelacanth∅:

who's Hazel Kretsch (sp?) and how did someone who died a long time ago continue the story where John left off?
  1:01am Fashion Tashjian:

Ahh how I've missed the Squirrel Carcass!
  1:04am Roger:

that's "quay-ter-mass" you bloody yank
  1:07am rich:

i love mispronouncing english so much easier than mispronouncing finnish
  1:11am rich:

Hazel Kretsch is the wife of allen smithee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13am coelacanth∅:

haha okay that clears things up
  1:13am rw:

Exquisite Carcass, Rich!
  1:16am JakeGould:

Just reading more on Miro. Dude liked potatoes too: ‘Once, in the 1920s, the poet Paul Eluard spoke with warmth about the solar orbs he had detected floating in the painted sky of one of Miro's paintings. He went on in that vein until the painter stopped him cold: "That is not a solar system," he said. "It is a potato."’ www.washingtonpost.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:19am coelacanth∅:

so i'm going with the story that Tamar did author that and isn't happy with it, which she should be, in my opinion.
...anyway the whole piece is Brilliant. Thank you and good night.
  1:21am rich:

sardines, potatoes, pimentos, what's not to like?
  1:44am Fashion Tashjian:

I think we can confirm that there's a correlation between FMU fandom and the consumption of small canned or jarred fishes. While we're a landlocked country here, god bless the soviet influence and our sustaining desire to consume Riga sprats (Baltic smoked sardines).
  1:50am rw:

I want to see that chainsaw version of American Woman performed live. With the chains intact. Maybe some large chunks of wood too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26am Michael 98145:

I learned to love Bent Knee from Mr Irwin's programs. Yes.
  2:53am rich:

thanks for listening everyone. have a pleasant week and stay tuned for Joe D. who is up next
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59am Michael 98145:

may we all live in peace
  10:00am kimzilla:

That was terrific Rich, thanks for putting this together and mastering the whole darned thing. It was so enjoyable!
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