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Options April 20, 2009: Take A Letter

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
GB  My Eyes Killed Art   Options      
Peaking Lights  silver tongues and soft whispers   Options      
Music behind DJ:
cousin silas 
concrete islands   Options ballard landscapes     
jerry johansson octet  circles and changes   Options      
phaelen shepard  Water Clock   Options      
azita  Im Happy   Options      
cheval sombre  i get around   Options      
a small good thing  loop   Options      
silk flowers  frost   Options      
Dracula Lewis  il mattino ha loro in bocca   Options      
City Center  life was a problem   Options      
  coulerus   les gants blanc du diable     
Mighty Baby  winter passes   Options      
big blood  Gnossienne No 1   Options      
Music behind DJ:
prefuse 73 
loop   Options      
Dandelion Gold  orange and pink   Options      
phoaming edison  the rest   Options      
polyester  you are amen   Options      
richard pinhas  Variations VII sur le theme des Bene Gesserit   Options      
sterk som  den tredje generasjo   Options      
the normal  warm leatherette   Options      
Music behind DJ:
e2e4 loop        
Serge Gainsbourg  melody   Options      
ambassador college band  bucket   Options school me volume one     
  ?   jalen jalen     
dengue fever  march of the baloon animals   Options      
omar souleyman  I Saw Her   Options      
feadz  subiu desceu   Options      
mexican institute of sound  Alocatel   Options      
howlin magik  we was really goin to heavon that time   Options      
T Tommy Cutrer  The School Bus   Options      
hank williams  i'll have a new life!!!   Options      
Kirby Sisters  the craziest feeling   Options      
Spade Cooley  one sweet letter from you   Options      
wayne hancock  your love and his blood   Options      
kania tieffer  dubai   Options     2:28:24 (Pop‑up)
crystal antlers  andrew   Options     2:39:48 (Pop‑up)
Vermillion Sands  may   Options     2:42:50 (Pop‑up)
appy burger  pizza all around   Options     2:45:25 (Pop‑up)
King Khan and the Shrines  i see lights   Options     2:48:18 (Pop‑up)
the cramps  BEND OVER I'll DRIVE   Options     2:50:46 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Davie Allan and the Arrows 
13th harley   Options     2:57:21 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Richman  Affection   Options     2:57:35 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  Mon. 4/20/09 9:04am BW:

so listener land - whats the JG BALLARD story that blew your mind?
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:06am duke:

  Mon. 4/20/09 9:07am zoot:

I thought "High Rise" was even more compelling than "Drowned World." "Crash" for all-time creepiness, but I keep going back to "High Rise"
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:13am annie:

i see empire of the sun is on his list, that blew me away...
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:15am bw:

concrete island !! but the short stories are all so amazing
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:15am annie:

i just saw "icecake" this weekend.. with sigourney weaver.. wow, great film; really really.
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:17am annie:

"snowcake"? yeah, snowcake.. sorry, no brain yet..
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:17am postmanpaul:

I'm your man for taking that letter benjamen!
and suddenly the sand gave way under alices particularly masculine hairy legs...yeah, my kind of amazonianwoman, wuba wuba.
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:20am Parq:

The first three panels pretty much describe my morning so far.
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:24am postmanpaul:

parq - sign up for biodanza classes immediately!
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:28am Parq:

For those who (like me) didn't know what it is, from the first Google hit: "Biodanza is an expressive arts system that incorporates music, movement and authentic relationships with self, others, and the world to support health, joy and being fully alive." Um, yeah.
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:29am bw:

anyone make it through the later books? cocaine nights? Super Cannes?
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:29am bw:

biodanza it is!
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:39am risky!:

morning all!
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:39am PMD:

I guess superheroines didn't wear bras back in the days..
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:41am postmanpaul:

and they are hairy too! help me, i'm think i'm falling in....
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:42am bw:

Queen blackamoor is my friend!
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:50am still b/p:

Cross-eyed A-ha-lice...goes jumping in again..
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:50am postmanpaul:

raty, you are carrion fodder.
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:54am karao:

i think i've heard this song somewhere...what film was that?
  Mon. 4/20/09 9:55am bw:

heh u funny like a KO
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:04am bw:

i felt bad about bad mouthin the show? were any of you there? the yann tiersen show at the filmore on thursday?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:07am AnAnonymousParty:

Does a volcano belch forth smoke in any way other than ominously? "The volcano was happily puffing fluffy rings of smoke while the children sang." is a line one doesn't often see. -OR- "Slowly, almost imperceptibly, their path became obstructed by a timid, passive tiger".
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:07am postmanpaul:

cheeky max miller might have put it this way:
...I was walking along this narrow mountain pass - so narrow that nobody else could pass you, when I saw a beautifuldark haired goddess walking towards me. A goddess with not a stitch on, yes, not a stitch on, lady. Cor blimey, I didn't know whether to toss myself off or block her passage.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:13am JD:

Shouldn't the tiger plunge over the precipice with a *pierced* cry?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:13am PMD:

Oh, poor tiger. He was just misunderstood.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:15am Pearly Sweets:

This has been just the type of mellow set I need this Monday morning.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:16am artguyjfk:

In honor of JG Ballard you should play The Normal's Warm Leatherette
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:23am artguyjfk:

join the car crash ser
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:26am artguyjfk:

how about atrocity exhibition by joy division?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:27am marty mcsorley:

when i was 13 or 14 my parents found a my copy of crash. they made me go to therapy for the next 3 years
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:27am Matt:

Oh boy, what's gonna happen when he chops that web???
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:30am Cecile:

  Mon. 4/20/09 10:31am Pearly Sweets:

Aloha, Cecile
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:33am Cecile:

aloha, Pearly!
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:33am marty:

good thing you are all beters now
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:36am skip:

title? of Ballard novel where the entire world is crystallizing--beautiful self-destruction, so compelling, one cannot resist. then there's Hello America, with Charlie Manson as king of Las Vegas.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:37am rob w:

I had a Ballard phase and I was pulled in by the way he created one obsessive rapidly-snowballing-downhill / devolving / increasingly extreme environment after another - High Rise, The Crystal World, The Drowned World...
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:37am bw:

thank god Idont gotta hit the dump button when he says MERDE
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:38am north guinea hills:

melody nelson
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:39am Concrete Tallis:

similar to The Crystal World but less often seen is Unlimited Dream Company...
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:40am Cecile:

hey, bw, could you slide some JDilla in there? if it fits the theory, of course
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:41am Cecile:

I have a lot of JG Ballard books that I have started over and over. Only one I could finish was Empire of the Sun, but boy that one is beautiful and haunting.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:46am bw:

i hear you about empire of sun and crystal world
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:48am Cecile:

the cover of the edition I have of Crystal World is pretty cool in a cheesy OTT way.
Hell, I should just sell it.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:51am Cecile:

wouldn't the knife edge of Richard's sword work just as well, cutting the web and all? But I guess fire is more exciting.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:54am Cecile:

are these kids doing a Bonde de Role song or something?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:57am Parq:

Could you send some of those biodanza guys to my office? This day is devolving by the minute.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:57am AnAnonymousParty:

Richard's kind of a treacherous menace to himself and everything around him, eh? What's next, the volcano turns out to be made of coal, catches on file from the spider web fiasco and fills the air with CO2, raising global temperature for generations to come?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:58am JD:

"She calls Richard's attention by calling?" Way to narrate with narration.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:59am Cecile:

Yes, and as the polar bears die, Richard's name as a curse is growled out to the heavens.

bw, these last two songs are killer. Killer in a killer show.
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:59am dc pat:

"Raton"? isn't that mouse in Espanol?
  Mon. 4/20/09 10:59am AnAnonymousParty:

Brought to you by you dept. of redundancy dept.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:01am Cecile:

Boca Raton means vegetarian mouse burger?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:01am still b/p:

Want Lichtenstein-type poster of first panel of this comic for my birthday. Although her knees trouble me.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:01am GP:

Moning BW and everyone. Its been awhile since I have been able to listen on Mondays.

"Crash" to answer your earlier question.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:02am Cecile singing along with KC:

she has man-legs.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:05am AnAnonymousParty:

Residents of Boca Raton bristle to their town being referred to simply as 'Raton' much as residents of San Francisco do to 'Frisco".
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:06am kadar:

what's the background music now, it's really nice...
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:07am GP:

BW, what ever happened to the movie review lady? Was she on your show at one time?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:07am bw:

something from a band called wish mountain
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:08am kadar:

cool. thanks man. reminds of this brooklyn band Ann Anderson
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:08am War:

Frisco Kid was a friend of mine.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:09am postmanpaul:

cecile, i could not help but notice that too.

of richard - james j. kilpatrick put it this way
...a timid and unadventurous comicperson who gives me the impression that he is a colorless, indecisive wimp, and not a leader among men.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:10am snstrdxtr:

r.i.p. j.g. ballard ..... i liked concrete island ... thanks for the the music bw
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:11am Cecile:

oh, i love this song.
Busing killed our kids!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:12am still b/p:

Please to be serving iced tea with annihilating potion to T Tommy.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:13am Parq:

I've always heard Boca Raton called "Boca", not "Raton," much the way Studio 54 regulars used to call it "Studio". And why do people say "Jersey", but not "York" or "Hampshire"?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:13am annie:

that'll teach em. i'll sing a song about a bus.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:16am AnAnonymousParty:

So, what happened in the hours that passed from the witch's advances and Alice and Richard's escape? Missing pages for some reason? Hmm....
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:19am Parq:

Appropos earlier posts, you will also never see an evil witch "lulled into a sleeping, peaceful passsing by the gently simmering lava."
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:20am Scorpions:

they had a black OUT!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:21am dc pat:

whoa! Hank and Wayne the train in one set!!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:22am Sean Daily:

Not even close to first coment! Woo hoo!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:23am PMD:

Is this a dance party now that the witch is dead?
LOL at Parq...
Never mind, the music just slowed down
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:24am still b/p:

Don't attack another man's Alice.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:26am postmanpaul:

parq- that is an interesting observation, could it be that when saying 'new jersey' the breath is at least partly obstructed, as with the pronunciation of a consonant? personally i believe there's too much of this sort of thing going on
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:26am GP:

"There's an evil doers end!"...my new favorite expression.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:26am Ken:

Hello Benjamen - I think you are doing a regular playlist, not an accuplaylist. Shall I come down there and hold your hand?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:28am AnAnonymousParty:

I just think it's telling that Alice is protesting being 'touched by that woman' and Richard interjecting 'Not!'

"The witch prepared Alice for the attack by stating in a calm. yet firm manner: Do not be alarmed, Alice but I am about to attack you from the rear. Alice braced herself appropriately."
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:30am dc pat:

so how's everybody doing up there in York?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:30am Jøe Steele:

Richard has the the most boring lines after he kills something.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:31am Alice:

Hey everyone. Did I miss anything?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:31am GP:

Exactly Joe, where are the James Bond like witticisms when you need them?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:31am AnAnonymousParty:

Richard is no James Bond.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:31am Ralph Kramden:

Front, rear...doesn't matter. With Alice, its still to the moon -- bang, zoom!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:31am Amar:

Sensitive is BW's middle name
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:33am Cecile:

Yeah, why are you still with Richard?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:33am PMD:

Alice looks like the devil in that last panel..
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:35am postmanpaul:

ananonymousparty - what were you suggesting? rinse your mouth out this instant with the old hags annihilating soap water potion.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:36am Alice:

Richard has this 'potion' see, and even when I try to stray he's quick with his sword or a handy pool of Lava. Damn him and his 'slack rope'.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:37am AnAnonymousParty:

pmp, Res Ipsa Loquitur.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:37am Cecile:

You should have taken the witch up on her offer. Are you kicking yourself now?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:37am Ken:

You are diabolical Benjamen Walker!! What a thought, corporate youtube brand sabotage...
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:40am Cecile:

wish you would have thought of that yourself, Ken?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:40am DBinNYC:

Whatever that track was at 11:38 - it was smoking!
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:42am dc pat:

THIS track is smokin! Crystal antlers?? amazing.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:44am Parq:

If you will permit a variation on a theme, "The Crystal Antlers" would make a good name for a tavern.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:45am Ken:

Cecile - You know me too well. I love you.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:46am Ken:

Damn, appy burger sounds almost exactly like Psychedelic Horseshit
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:48am bw:

thats HAPPY BURGER - Ken - I was pronouncing it the French way
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:49am AnAnonymousParty:

'Psychedelic Horseshit', is that the name of a band or a genre? Or is there actually psychedelic horseshit?
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:49am chris:

I'd have bet the farm that was Arthur Lee. This King Kahn thing is cool.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:51am postmanpaul:

exactly, i'm with you ken. and they taste ike that too.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:51am Cecile:

I love you too, Ken.
  Mon. 4/20/09 11:52am GP:

Did anyone catch the Simpson's on Friday? It was a rerun of a Valentines Day theme show that I had not seen before, Nelson was Sid Vicious and Lisa was Nancy..both brutally addicted to chocolate...Bart of course was Johnny Rotten. Comic Book Guy ran C.B.G.B.'s except as he correctly pointed out the initials stood for "Comic Book Guys Bar"....anyhow, it was good for a few laughs.
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