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Options February 19, 2015: Bali at the Four Corners of the World

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Artist Track Album
Unknown  Kuta Quintet   Options Sublime Frequencies: Night Recordings From Bali 
Les Baxter  Intro theme: Taboo   Options Caribbean Moonlight 
  Excerpt from 1936 documentary, "Bali Ceremonies"    
Gamelan Gong Sekar Anjar and Gendèr Wajang Quartet   Lagu Délem   Options The Exotic Sounds of Bali 
Gde Purana  Hudjan Mas [Golden Rain]   Options Golden Rain - Balinese Gamelan Music, Ketjak - The Ramayana Monkey Dance 
Gamelan Semar Pegulingan of Binoh Village  Kompyang   Options Gamelan Semar Pegulingan of Binoh Village 
Martin Denny  American in Bali   Options Hypnotique 
Les Baxter  Balinese Bongos   Options African Jazz 
Les Baxter  Monkey Dance of Bali   Options Ports of Pleasure 
Martin Denny/Si Zentner   Bali Monkey Dance   Options Exotica Suite 
Music behind DJ:
Ketjak - The Ramayana Monkey Chant   Options Golden Rain - Balinese Gamelan Music, Ketjak - The Ramayana Monkey Dance 
Colin McPhee  Babar Layar   Options O Bali 
Benjamin Britten  The Prince of the Pagodas Suite, Op.57 - Part 4 - The Arrival and Adventures of Belle Rose in the Kingdom of Pagodas (very free)   Options Britten & McPhee: Prince of the Pagodas, Tabuh-Tabuhan 
Tony Scott And The Indonesian All Stars  Djanger Bali   Options Jazz Meets the World 
Chico Marx  On The Beach At Bali-Bali   Options Excerpted from The Marx Brothers' "A Day at the Races" 
Jimmie Lunceford  On The Beach At Bali-Bali   Options  
Music behind DJ:
Serama Oka 
Gamelan Theme I, II, III   Options Parry - PML 125 - Around the world vol 4 
Arthur Tracy (The Street Singer)  On The Beach At Bali-Bali   Options  
Roger Roger and Nino Nardini  Bali Girl   Options Jungle Obsession 
Arawak  Accadde a Bali   Options Accadde a.... 
Daniel J. White  Reflets D'indonésie   Options MP 01 & 05 - Musique Pour Journal Parlé  
Nigel Shipway  Pagan Ritual   Options Bruton - BRJ 12 - Wildlife 
Marcello Giombini  Bali, Bali (Indonesia)   Options Mondial Folk Synthesizer III (Estremo Oriente-Africa) 
Joel Vandroogenbroeck & F. Voelxen  Mysterious Bali   Options Coloursound- Contemporary Pastoral and Ethnic Sounds 
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza  Bali   Options Niente 
Music behind DJ:
Demon Dog Crossroads, River Spirits, Monkey Forest Night, Night Lotus Pool   Sublime Frequencies: Night Recordings From Bali 
Eberhard Schoener  Rawana   Options Bali Agung 
Eberhard Schoener  Surija   Options Bali Agung 
Eberhard Schoener  Ketjak   Options Bali Agung 
Wendy Carlos  Poem for Bali   Options Beauty In The Beast 
Music behind DJ:
Don Cherry 
Eternal Rhythm Part II   Options Eternal Rhythm 

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:52pm glenn:

Avatar 6:53pm Flash Strap:

Foisted on your own petard!
Howdy Glenn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm listener james from westwood:

Nowadays if a tea ship sailed into Boston Harbor, it would be swamped with locals hoping to be taken anywhere there's no snow!
Avatar 6:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi James! Here, have a seat by the fire and warm your bones.
Avatar 6:57pm glenn:

i just want to remind bostonians that it could be worse. there could be another molasses flood.
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

I used to be in Boston. 7 years. 7 winters.
Avatar 6:58pm ndbob:

evening Flash, glenn, james everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm listener james from westwood:

For when you're not Flashing and Strapping: The captioned adventures of George Washington: ladyhistory.tumblr.com...
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

evenin' bob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm listener james from westwood:

Or the whole series: ladyhistory.tumblr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

@Listener James
They'd be having some iced tea, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm listener james from westwood:

Oh hell, I had Clay on! I thought there was some sort of Geo. Washington thing on the stream! Now on GTDR. That must have been confusing. Sorry all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm listener james from westwood:

@Flash: Four years at Boston College on this side, incl. one where I had to walk to campus from an apartment. Joyous.
@Doug: Or tea slushies at the warmest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Doug Schulkind:

Train your gamma-lan rays upon us, oh overlord Flash Strap!
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug! Wonderful to see you this evening
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm listener james from westwood:

Gamelan with avian accompaniment, it sounds like, there in the background.
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

yeah, i love that you can hear wildlife in the background.
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

@ James, fellow boston refugee: I myself was at SMFA 5 years, then another two on the other side of the proverbial desk
Avatar 7:09pm Dr. Goot:

This rocks, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Wonderful to be here!
Avatar 7:11pm northguineahills:

nice gamelicsious start. I'm picking the wrong night to shave off my beard.
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Hello and welcome, Dr. Goot and Rev. NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm listener james from westwood:

@FS: Ooh! I have friends who would dearly love to have gone there. Also folks who would have loved to attend Berklee College of Music. Lots of schools up there to covet.
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

yeah it was an amazing place, at least at the time. can't speak to now, lots of shakeups.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Jeff Golick:

Can't hang long, but am going to go ahead and just star this whole program now.
Avatar 7:19pm Flash Strap:

Great to see ya Jeff!
Avatar 7:22pm glenn:

also - no matter what some people think, the red sox will suck again.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

that's enough o' my chakkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm Doug Schulkind:

It's heading to -11°F here tonight. Maybe I'll just point my speakers out the window and melt the world.
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

-11 is game over weather! That sucks!
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

is anybody here somewhere warm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Uncle Michael:

It's a balmy 21 here.
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

very nice. We're at 17 now, so... better than -11
Avatar 7:47pm northguineahills:

Hmmm, I've never heard of Colin McPhee, but I swear I've heard Babar Layar before.... somewhere...

I've always thought of Britten as mostly being a quintessentially pastoral British composer, outside of a few good pieces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Uncle Michael:

I received the mailing for the 20th Other Minds festival and as usual, I don't know who any of the people are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

I don't know what THAT is, so I guess you're ahead of me
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

The trumpets in this part always remind of the score for Patton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Uncle Michael:

It's a very forward thinking music festival out in San Francisco, founded by one of Doug's fellow Oberlin alums.
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

@ngh: yeah it's weird how much gamelan dna is in Britten's work at times.
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

looks pretty good. I've heard of Pauline Oliveros, but I can't remember what for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Charlie:

Hi, Flash Strap, everyone. Can't stay to chat, but I'm listening. Really sounding great!
Avatar 7:54pm glenn:

-35 c with wind chill here.
Avatar 7:55pm ndbob:

wow glenn!
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for listening, Charles!
Avatar 7:56pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Flash! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

Thanks, Bob!
Avatar 7:58pm doca:

Hey, Mr. Flash Strap, sloths been lazy going down the tree to hear the show.
Avatar 7:59pm doca:

Greetings from the warm side of the planet
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

Warm greetings, Doca.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Oberlin has had a gamelan ensemble since 1971 when it purchased a full set of slendro instruments. The Univ. of Pittsburgh also has a gamelan ensemble. it is taught by Andrew Weintraub, who is a good pal with Henk of the Madrotter blog! Small world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Charlie:

That Tony Scott track was wonderful.
Avatar 8:01pm doca:

@Flash Strap: An Anthropology classic about Bali, Mr. Geertz sure knew where to make his studies www.rochester.edu...
Avatar 8:05pm glenn:

well, in two weeks we should be hitting positive daytime temps. i hope so anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Uncle Michael:

We *all* say "Chee-co." The Marx's say "Chick-o."
Avatar 8:08pm doca:

@glenn: Yeah I'm amazed by how winter seems to get more intense over there the more February goes on. Over here weather is starting to make sense again, being just warm and not irrationally hot as it was during January.
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

I can't even wrap my head around that Chicko nonsense, even though I've known for years
Avatar 8:10pm doca:

I've seen the news that a groundhog was ordered arrested after it failed to predict winter's end. Poor Punxsutawney Phil
Avatar 8:12pm hyde:

sweet, made it for the last bit. sounds great!
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

Hey Hey Hyde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm listener james from westwood:

@Flash: Not only that w/ Chick-o, but Groucho had an on-stage German accent until WWI; his character was apparently a German schoolmaster/professor before he switched (reverted?) to his shnorer/wiseacre voice and persona.
Avatar 8:18pm Flash Strap:

They really are an incredible comedy organism, bridging centuries of comic style. The thing that bugs me out is that they all insist Zeppo was the funniest of the bunch.

What are you guys' favorite Marx films?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Uncle Michael:

"The thing that bugs me out is that they all insist Zeppo was the funniest of the bunch."

They might be joking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm listener james from westwood:

Duck Soup. Followed closely by Night at the Opera.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm listener james from westwood:

There are few things as liberating as dressing as Groucho Marx for Halloween at your workplace and wising off at all your coworkers in voice and in character for the whole day.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

They aren't; but I still don't buy it.
@james: those are my next two as well. but Races is #1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Doug Schulkind:

I hear that every word from Groucho was scripted. Not a moment of spontaneous improvisation crossed his lips.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Uncle Michael:

Having watched a LOT of "You Bet Your Life," I can only believe every word in film was scripted because they were good at honed craft, not because they weren't funny off the cuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm listener james from westwood:

That's def. a close #3. It's easier just to make a day of them and watch a bunch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

That'sa some joke, eh boss?
Avatar 8:24pm hyde:

I'm with ljfw. Those are my two faves, followed by Horse Feathers.
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

Uncle Michael: That's exactly my thoughts. You guys ever hear that story about the Marxes locking themselves in a producer's office, and when he broke through the door he found them all naked, baking potatoes in his fireplace?
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Afterwards, he finally agreed to make a deal with them. He impressed at the chutzpah
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

Ennio in the house, btw
Avatar 8:27pm hyde:

@Flash Strap it was Irving Thalberg, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Uncle Michael:

My favorite bits are with Groucho as Chico's stooge.
Avatar 8:29pm hyde:

and two hard boiled eggs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Uncle Michael:

A little ice in Greenville, NC

Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

Haha, and two hardboiled eggs! amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

You know what, I think I'll watch Night at the Opera TONIGHT. I just got it from the library. I gotta find out, I can't remember, whether there is or is no Sanity Clause
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

Just watched the one with Lucille Ball, Room Service. Not the best, but pretty fun. She's such a babe in it.
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Oh shit this track is too good! !!!!!!
Avatar 8:41pm hyde:

I watched a Henry Hathaway noir (The Dark Corner) witha young Lucille Ball in it not too long ago
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

ooh. How was it?
Avatar 8:44pm hyde:

pretty solid. has a great cast + Lucille Ball is really good in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Doug Schulkind:

I've asked my dog to hold it in for 15 more minutes. A she seems up to it.
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

On a related noir note, I just watched Night of the Hunter yesterday. I'd never seen it! It's astounding, truly genius.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Uncle Michael:

I'll take the young Kitty Carlisle.
Avatar 8:47pm hyde:

@Flash Strap oh, wow. that movie is amazing. I can't believe it's the only film Charles Laughton ever directed, because it is genius.
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

I love Laughton as an actor, particularly in Island of Lost Souls, but I can hardly bear it that he never directed another film. It makes me want to watch African Queen, though, as it shares a screenwriter with Night of the Hunter: James Agee
Avatar 8:56pm hyde:

I always think of Laughton mainly as Captain Bligh. But he's so wide ranging--I just recently saw this odd 40's melodrama he's in with Carole Lombard called They Knew What They Wanted where he plays an italian immigrant farmer and he was so, so great. It was the part he took after playing Quasimodo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Uncle Michael:

Was he ever bad?
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

I know a lot of people regard him mainly as a scenery chewer, but even at his slumming lowest there's a twinkle of the revelatory. I don't think he was capable of being bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Uncle Michael:

I think he did pathos better than any British film star, trained on the stage, of his generation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the show, Flash.
Avatar 9:01pm hyde:

right, he's sometimes over the top but not really ever bad. and I agree about the pathos, UM. That's what he does in spades in that Lombard movie.

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02pm listener james from westwood:

I'll just be sitting here, trying to imagine what a third hour of this episode would sound like, and realizing it could never measure up to what Flash would craft. Thanks, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

Night everyone.
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for listening everyone! Good night friends and Laughton-lovers! Good night, Harpo, Chico, and Groucho! Good night, Doug's dog!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06pm Doug Schulkind:


Hey everyone, get some sleep. We all convene back here in 11 hours and 54 minutes!
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

Rest up for the main event! See you there Doug!
  11:56pm Henk Madrotter:

Very interesting playlist, will enjoy listening to this! I was in Bali last week, forget about the REAL Balinese music, all you see and hear nowadays is the waterdowned tourist kecak stuff and the endless suply of these horrible spa/lounge/new age "Balinese" cd's, also for the tourists. Still, there's still some awesome music being made in the villages.... For me, West-Java is where it's at, there the traditional music is still going strong, jaipong, bajidor, ketuk tilu, kuda lumping, kliningan, tarling, tayuban, tarawangsa, all amazing stuff and i just got a call from somebody, I'll be picking up around a 100 rare cassettes today, YEAH!
  12:28am Henk Madrotter:

Reminds me, I should upload some of percussionist Vidal Paz' (aka Django Mango) work, he's a Spanish guy who got very rich very early in life, then said F it and spend the rest of his life traveling and playing and recording music, he put out loads of cd's where he mixes Balinese and Sundanese music, a wonderfull cd where he mixes Sundanese percussion with Maroccan throat singerss and a whole bunch of cd's where he plays with all these Cuban jazz greats.... Great stuff! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zP7YvtqB4M
  12:31am Henk Madrotter:

Here's a nice one from him too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mdN_2BFNW8
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