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September 2, 2014 Options
The Japanese surrendered 68 years ago today
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"Naniwaya Okita's Lunch, after Kitagawa Utamaro" by Mike Licht is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1976)

Tiger Lily  Let's Go! Shake   Options Girls Sazanami Beat!,
Volume 1
Cicala Mvta  Ohfuku Jinta   Options Ching Dong:
Return of Japanese Street Music
(Trop 1999)
Maki Asakawa  Yo Ga Aketara   Options Asakawa Maki no Sekai
(EMI 1970)
Masato Minami  Train Blue   Options Kaikisen (The Tropics)
(RCA 1971)
Akiko Nakamura  Nijiiro no Mizuumi (Rainbow Lake)   Options De Luxe
(King 1968)
Mari Atsumi  Suki Yo Ai Shite   Options Japanese Grooves from the '60s and '70s

Talkover Music:
Kodo 
Sai-So (Strobe's Satori Beats)   Options Sai-So
(Sony (Japan) 1999)

Ryoko Moriyama  The Cattle Call   Options In Nashville
(Philips 1969)
Kazuhiko Katoh  Iewo Tsukurunara   Options Super Gas
(Capitol 1971)
Gypsy Blood  Wasurekaketa Kotoba   Options Rokko Oroshi
(Vertigo 1971)
Kiyoko Itoh  Goji Kara Juji Made no Watashi   Options Woman at 23-Hour Love-In
(Showboat 1971)
Hiroshi Segawa  This Feeling   Options Pierrot
(Phantom 1972)

Talkover Music:
Kodo 
Sai-So (Ibuki Reconstruction by DJ Krush)   Options Sai-So
(Sony (Japan) 1999)

Michiko Hamamura  Mama Look a Boo Boo   Options Japan Goes Latin
Kazuki Tomokawa  Akai Polyan   Options Akai Polyan
(OSF 2000)
Go Takao  The Morning That Sunset Cicdas Sing   Options Jako Toshi
( 1975)
Takashi Nishioka  Osaka-ben   Options Manin No Ki
(Avex Io 1972)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks' Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 5:38pm Gary:

After a few tortured minutes of struggling unsuccessfully to come up with a witty reference to today's playlist theme, I've decided to just give up.
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 5:39pm glenn:

and after they bombed pearl harbour, they gave hawaii spam sushi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 5:40pm Doug Schulkind:

Quitters never win, Gary. Quilters sometimes do, but that is completely different.

Spam sushi is worth starting a war over, glenn.
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 5:46pm glenn:

from your mouth to putin's ear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 5:46pm Gary:

Never a blender nor a quilting bee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 5:48pm listener james from westwood:

Thirty minutes over Tokyo or the pizza's free.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 5:49pm Doug Schulkind:

@glenn
Put in whose ear?

@Gary
I like what you're Waring!

@LJFW
Thirty pizzas over Tokyo beats a Fat Man and a Little Boy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 5:55pm listener james from westwood:

Perfect timing: Just finished listening to an archive of a fill-in Inner Ear Detour by the mighty David S.! Banner Tuesday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 5:56pm Doug Schulkind:

@LJFW
I believe those are called Inner Earchives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 5:57pm Jeff Golick:

With 6 (pm) we get eggroll?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 5:57pm listener james from westwood:

@Doug: Perfect!
Pointless fact: Many of the hotels in Downtown Las Vegas cater to a Hawaiian clientele, and therefore advertise Spam-based dishes on their restaurant/coffee shop menus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 5:57pm Jeff Golick:

(sorry/notsorry)
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 5:58pm ndbob:

evening Doug and everyone!
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 5:58pm glenn:

huh. really, you would think that hawaii would have lots of casinos, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:00pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
That was not egg lol.

Good evening to you, ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:03pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: Tojoke's on you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:03pm Gary:

I think I can safely star every song in advance
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:04pm glenn:

what gary said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Because, dear Gary, the tracks (at least this one) came from Bodega Pop!

@Jeff Golick
Go listen to a Cubs game and commit Harry Caray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:07pm Gary:

Maki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Didn't you once post 18 Maki albums, Gary?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:09pm Jeff Golick:

HOLY COW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:09pm Gary:

Today would be the ideal day to start Michael Bourdaghs' Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon. (It's been sitting on my shelf for over a year.) And, yes, I think those Makis are still up there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:09pm listener james from westwood:

@glenn: IIRC Hawaii and Utah are the two states w/ no gaming. You would indeed think they'd have taken advantage of the captive audience. OTOH, with all the cruise ships coming in, there's chips ahoy just offshore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Anyone wanna upload some broiled eel right about now? Just asking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:13pm Gary:

Just found & DLed Miami's Tropics ... thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:14pm listener james from westwood:

We in NJ could actually sell Hawaii one of the THREE casinos in Atlantic City going ventral-surface up in the waning days of summer, if they'd like one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:15pm Doug Schulkind:

You will love, it Gary. Well...you already are...

Interesting story behind this Tropics record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:15pm listener james from westwood:

Doug, it's been too darn long since I last hit a Japanese steakhouse, I must say. Instead I'm drinking a mango/banana/kale smoothie that looks like I blent up Kermit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:15pm listener james from westwood:

Yes, I typed "blent." Don't look at me like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey, nobody blents Kermit on my watch!!

I forget what the interesting story is about The Tropics. One thing I remember is I first downloaded the album at the first great bloglove of my life, Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll: citiesonflamewithrockandroll.blogspot.com...
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:17pm glenn:

gambling is tax on people who can't do math. i don't get it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:19pm listener james from westwood:

Hang on, Kermit just passed me a blent. On the left-hand side, even.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:19pm Doug Schulkind:

It was heartbreaking when the blogger at Cities on Flame, a young Dutch fellow, died of cancer. I wrote a eulogy for Dirk on WFMU's blog here: blog.wfmu.org... (Read it with a tissue in hand.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:19pm Gary:

Oh, man. Doug, the blog owner, Dirk ... did you read about what happened? ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:21pm Gary:

Going to read it now, Doug -- obviously my last comment posted crossed paths with yours ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:22pm listener james from westwood:

Happy pre-birthday to Dad! Mother of mercy, 95!! Some good genes on both sides of this family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:24pm listener james from westwood:

Re: Dirk: That is quite thoroughly horrifying. Why do we lose the good ones while the Karl Roves and Donald Trumps still draw air?
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:24pm ndbob:

@Doug yep - I remember that well
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:27pm northguineahills:

I dare you to find a genre the Japanese haven't attempted and had a rabid fanbase.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Ohmigod I LOVE this Gypsy Blood song much.

@Gary
I will gladly cross paths with you any day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:29pm Gary:

It's true, NGH. Anyone else been to the Shibuya Tower Records? There are whole WALLS devoted to Japanese ska, rap, etc. There's a store within walking distance of Tower that carries nothing but Japanese reggae.
Avatar 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:30pm Joe McG:

@Doug: This Gypsy Blood is great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:31pm Doug Schulkind:

There is also a rather fascinating fan base of Japanese samba enthusiasts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:31pm Gary:

What Joe said
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Great greetings to you, Joe McG!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:32pm listener james from westwood:

A friend of mine recently returned from Japan, and he posted a shot of a Tower Records. If there's only one Tower in Japan, then he's been to the Shibuya one, the lucky duck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

I think you will find the title of our next LP to be rather... suggestive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:34pm Gary:

What are they doing during that other hour?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:36pm Doug Schulkind:

Shpritzing the Purell?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:36pm Jeff Golick:

This is a very intimate number on headphones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:39pm Doug Schulkind:

I hope they were your headphones, Jeff Golick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:39pm Jeff Golick:

The Japanese embrace of jazz in all of its varied forms is also awe-inspiring.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:40pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug S: yeah, my headphones, though I'm happy to share.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:41pm Jeff Golick:

[My cans, one might say.]
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:43pm Holly in NC:

Hi Doug & the Dougettes (Dougies?) Anyway, everyone!

Dirk's story always makes me cry.

As for blents. I can only picture this cat smoking a "blent" while craving "fud" ;-)

catasters.tumblr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:43pm Jeff Golick:

That "kissing soldier" died earlier this year: www.npr.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Jesse Kaminsky's Kaminsky Kamoutsky is up next!!!!

Here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:44pm listener james from westwood:

Holly, that cat is indeed the Conquering Lion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh Holly, I'm glad you're here! Dirk was my entree to much Japanese pop and rock. Bless him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

@Jeff Golick
Did they ever ID the woman in that photo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:46pm Jeff Golick:

That V-J Times Sq kiss i.d. is not confirmed by this less flattering story: www.motherjones.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

The opening of this Kazuki tune always makes me thing of the theme from the Godfather.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:51pm Jeff Golick:

@Doug: here's more on the photo, and the nurse, and, well... more: cratesandribbons.com... Pt. 2: cratesandribbons.com...
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:52pm Holly in NC:

@Jeff G - the V-J photo has always creeped me out because it has always struck as non consensual, even when I had no way to articulate that feeling other than "drunken sailor grabs random woman"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:52pm Doug Schulkind:

This killer Go Takao track was included on Rob Lim's (Janitor from Mars) marathon premium a number of years ago. The collection was called "Anthology of Japanese New Folk 1960-1976"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:52pm Gary:

I'm going to go serve the awesome dinner I just made for me & the GF ... this show was one of my favorites, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:53pm Doug Schulkind:

There is nothing particularly western about our next (and, sniff sniff, last) track, but I just had—HAD—to play it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:55pm Doug Schulkind:

It was a very Bodega Popian show, Gary. Can't wait to taste what you've cooked up for Wednesday evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 6:55pm Jeff Golick:

Off to tend to die Kinder.
Thanks so much, Doug, and bye, all!
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:55pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:56pm Doug Schulkind:

New horror film: Die, Kinder, Die!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, ndbob. Glad you were here/hear!
Avatar Tue. 9/2/14 6:57pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, Doug. Only heard 2 songs, will catch up on archives! xo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 6:58pm Doug Schulkind:

XoHollyoX!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/2/14 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

Thanks muchly, Doug, for the great Japan mix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

You are entirely completely and absolutely welcome, Listener James.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 7:01pm Jeff:

That flew by so quick...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/2/14 7:03pm Doug Schulkind:

And boy are your arms tired!
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