so this is what happens when you give someone 5 hours and say go...
Noise to Annihilate a Few Seconds
Playlist for November 20, 2003 from 5-10pm
Background: Terry Riley - In C
N - Ssion - I Think I Got Something to Prove - Opportunity Bless My Soul - Version City
N - William Hooker/Roger Miller/Lee Renaldo - Monsoon - Monsoon - Atavistic
N - Yusef Lateef/Adam Rudolf/Go:Organic Orchestra - Little Tree - In the Garden - Meta
C - Ghetto Reality - James Brown - Black and Proud vol. 1 - Trikont
N,C - The Sisterhood - The Rocking Disco Santa Claus - American Song-Poem Christmas - Bar/None
Stereo Total - C’est la Mort - Oh Ah - Kill Rock Stars
Velvet Underground - The Gift - White Light/White Heat
R - Demolition Doll Rods - Married for the Weekend - TLA - Matador
New Bomb Turks - Got No Proof - So Young, So Fair, So Debonair 7”
The Damned - Fan Club - Sessions of…
Consumers - Anti, Anti, Anti - All My Friends Are Dead - In the Red
Epileptics - 1970s Have Been Made in Hong Kong - Fits and Starts - Dr Strange
Nerve Generator - Favorite Friend - 7”
N - Brother JT3 - Let’s Not Say We Did - Hang in There, Baby - Drag City
The Embarrassment - Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough - Heyday - Bar None
Minutemen - Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing - Ballot Results - SST
R - The Faction - Skate and Destroy - Collection - Golden Rod
N - Abner Jay - Swanee - One Man Band - Subliminal Sounds
N - Sole - Years of the Sexxx Symbol - Battle of Humans - Anticon
Love - The Daily Planet - Forever Changes - Rhino
N - Al Green - Rainin’ in my Heart - I Can’t Stop - Blue Note
N - ESG - Six Pack - Step Off - Soul Jazz
John Thompson Show
Wendy Carlos - Theme to A Clockwork Orange - A Clockwork Orange Sountrack
N - C-Razy Walz - Battle Me - Ravipops - Def Jux
20 Miles - Pure as Gold - I’m a Lucky Guy - Fat Possum
N - The User - 3 - Abandon - Asphodel
Paul Hindemith - Sonata for Solo Viola op. 34 no. 4 mvt.1, Kim Kashkashian, viola - Complete Sonatas for Viola - ECM
Six Finger Satellite - Rabies (Baby’s Got the) - Sever Exposure - SubPop
N - A Frames - Abstract - 2 - S-S
N - Functional Blackouts - Delta 32 - s/t - Criminal IQ
The Mod Fun - I Believe - Past…Forward - Get Hip
N - Eleventh Dream Day - Driving Song - Prairie School Freakout - Thrill Jockey
N - Love Depression - Gon’na Ride - s/t - Shadoks
Fingers - She’s (a bit) Unkind - 7”
The Pin Group - Ambivalence - s/t - Siltbreeze
No Trend - Cancer - 12”
R - Photon Band - It To Get (Bike Mix) - Our Own ESP Driven Scene - Darla
æ - Gauche - Booleg - Sonig
First Ave - Arpeggicide - Shreds of Evidence - Oo Disc
Hot Monkey - Depends - 7”
Die Tödliche Doris - Tanz Im Quadrat - Nursery Rhymes for the True Fools of the Grail
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded - Criminal Minded
N,C - Life in Bed - Throwback - Advanced Calculus - These Bricks Are Mine
C - Sonic Youth - Hallowed be Thy Name - Love Dolls Superstar Soundtrack - SST
Gate - Jennifer - The Monolake - Table of the Elements
C - Gary Lucas - Ghosts - Live at the Knitting Factory vol. 2
Albert Ayler - Ghosts - Vibrations - Arista Freedom
N - Revered Lester Knox - This World is Not My Home - Put Your Face in Gwod - Smack Shire
N - Black Forest/Black Sea - Sevastopol - s/t - Last Visible Dog/Secret Eye
N - US Maple - Oh Below - Purple on Time - Drag City
C - ?? - Oh Love, Oh Love - Folk Music of Hungary - Folkways
N,C - Height-Dismay - AS1125 - Sydney Post-Punk vol. 3: M Squared (and the Whole Sick Crew)
Combustible Edison - Cry Me a River - 7” - SubPop
N - Kites - Local Boy - Royal Paint with the… - Load
N - Weirdos - Jungle Rock - We Got the Neutron Bomb Weird World vol. 2 - Frontier
23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito - 7 Songs - Ronin
Amoeba - Twisted - Amoeba in Chaos - Hardly Music
N - Mummies - One By One - Death by Unga Bunga - Estrus
The Drags - Black Light 7”
Coachwhips - UFO, Please Take Her Home - Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine - Narnack
God is My Co-Pilot - Butch Flip - Best of… - Atavistic
The Haters - Glsam - In the Shade of Fire
N - Tod Dockstader - 1 - Eight Electronic Pieces - Locust
Meat Puppets - Split Myself in Two - II - SST
-this was a marathon show; 5 hours minus 15 minutes for the john thompson show. and it was a good marathon. I was actually happy with all 5 hours.
-I really like every go:organic orchestra cd I've heard (there at at least 3). something about the jazz/world fusion that they do is really great. and yusef lateef can still play, despite being ancient.
-the embarrassment/minutemen set was inspired by jon solomon in the honor of michael jackson's recent arrest. that embarrassment cover is pretty damn awesome.
-abner jay is this really strange outsider blues by a one man band. I don't know too much about him, but I definitely enjoyed what I heard.
-the a frames actually sound surprisingly similar to six finger satellite.
-I don't think the sonic youth song from the love dolls superstar soundtrack is a cover (though that song is an iron maiden song), but I do know that it's pretty great.
-two versions of albert ayler's "ghost" today. the gary lucas version is good - when he has an acoustic guitar in his hand, he can do amazing things. and of course, the original (the short version) is pure beauty.
-the hungarian folk song that I played came from a folkways compilation that puts together some of the folk songs that bela bartok recorded in his ethnomusicological studies in the early 20th century. great stuff, especially when there is instrumental accompaniment.
-no show for me for the next 2 weeks. next week is thanksgiving (of course), and the following week is orchestra concert week, so I have rehearsal.
Noise to Annihilate a Few Seconds
November 6, 2003
Background: Jackie Mittoo - Champion in the Arena - Blood and Fire
N - Babbletron - Space Tech Banana Clip - Mechanical Royalty - Embedded
N - Parts & Labor - Jurassic Technology - Rise, Rise, Rise - Narnack
White Hassle - Don’t Make a Sound - National Chain - Matador
Neutral Mute - Ordinary Ambulance - 7”
N - Entrance - Honey Drone - Honey Moon - Tiger Style
R - Jimmy McGriff - Blow Your Horn - Countdown - Milestone
Magnétophone - How I Learned to Love the Future - I Guess I Sometimes
Need to be Reminded of How Much You Love Me - 4AD
Solomon Burke - You Can’t Love Them All - Rock’n’Soul - Atlantic
N - Sun Ra - Honky Tonk - Spaceship Lullaby - Atavistic/UMS
Manta Ray - Ébola - Estratexa - Acuarela
N - A Frames - Togetherness - 2 - SS
N - Electroputas - Piano Blooms - 12” - The Social Registry
Moles - Bury Me Happy - Untune the Sky - Seaside
Deerhoof - Punch Buggy Valves - Reveille - 5RC
R - Laddio Bolocko - Nurser - The Life and Times of… - No Quarter
Huevos Rancheros - Endsville -Rocket to Nowhere 7” - Estrus
N - Quick Fix Kills - Plans for a Bio Physical - Saint Something - My Pal God
N - Viza Noir - Walking on Red - No Record - Flameshovel
Moviola - 1970 - The Year You Were Born - Anyway
N,C - No Neck Blues Band - For Russia With Love - Space is No Place - Psych-O-Path
Sonic Youth - The Bedroom - Dirty Boots EP - DCG
N - Hale Zukas - Beating Dream - s/t 3” - s/r
N - Young People The Night of the Hunter - War Prayers - Dim Mak
C - Evan Ziporyn - Tsmindao Ghmerto - Cheating, Lying, Stealing
Evan Ziporyn - Amok 5 - Gamelan Gila Tike - New World
N - Brötzmann/Van Hove/Bennink - Nr. 7 - FMP130 - Atavistic/UMS
N - Ghost Exits - Cincinnati Riot Blues - Cincinnati Riot Blues 12” - Social Registry
N - Soiled Doves - Black Cactus Choir - Soiled Life - GSL
Peatmos - Many Suns - 7”
Emperor Penguin - Mysterious Pony - Mysterious Pony - My Pal God
My Dad Is Dead - Déjà vu - For Richer, For Poorer - Emperor Jones
N - Six Organs of Admittance - Close to the Sky - Compathia - Holy Mountain
Sonora Pine - The Hook - s/t - Quarterstick
Cheater Slicks - If Heaven is Near Your Home - Destination Lonely
C - Shanghai Junk - Grey Turns to Black - Dirtnap Across the Northwest
Nomads - Milkcow Blues - Outburst
N - Sticks and Stones - Dear Hero - The Strife and Times…
Robert Ashley - In Sarah, Menken, Christ, and Beethoven There Were Men and Women (excerpt) - Lovely Music, Ltd
-that babbletron song demonstrates what happens when a bunch of sci-fi dorks get together and write hiphop (and that is meant in the best of all possible ways). plus it has some of the most fun production I've heard in a while.
-atavistic is officially off my shit list. they sent us a big package of stuff, including the sun ra and brotzmann I played. the sun ra was him backing some doo-wop singers in the mid 1950s. fairly straight forward, but with the oddly voiced chords that sun ra is known for. and the brotzmann/van hove/bennink was just nuts. somehow I never imagined I'd hear the celesta in free jazz...
-I really like both the quick fix kills and viza noir records. good driving rock. plus the qfks were awesome at the show at jon's house a few weeks ago.
-hale zukas=one dude from a minor forest, one dude from burmese, and another dude. this wins the award for the coolest 3" packaging I've ever seen - some orange paper thing with golden ducklings on the front.
-evan ziporyn gave a colloquium talk at the music department earlier that night. he's part of the bang on a can all stars and runs a gamelan orchestra in boston. the amok piece was supposed to be his last for gamelan, but then it wasn't because he had earned a reputation as "the gamelan guy." great stuff.
-there's a long story behind this robert ashley piece. I tried to explain it on air and fairly bungled it. basically it involves ashley reading a text by this guy john barton walgamot while electronic bleeps and bloops go on in the background. the catch is that the wolgamot book (called in sarah, menken...) is essentially the same sentence that graudually permutates and lists off just about ever major figure in
western culture. it's an amazing piece of quasi-minimalist music. I highly recommend listening to all of it if you get a chance.