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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options March 26, 2015: Adventurer's Club: Safari

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Artist Track Album Comments
World Adventurer's Club  Episode 13: The Elephant's Graveyard   Options   from the 1932 radio serial. available on The Internet Archive 
Music behind DJ:
Les Baxter 
Taboo, Out of This World   Options Caribbean Moonlight   
Edmond de Luca   Port Pangani   Options Safari   
Edmond de Luca  Bantu Village   Options Safari   
Edmond de Luca   Mt. Kilimanjaro   Options Safari   
Edmond de Luca   The Trek   Options Safari   
Edmond de Luca  The Chase and kill   Options Safari   
Edmond de Luca   The Trek Back   Options Safari   
Music behind DJ:
Syntonic Research Inc. 
Caribbean Lagoon   Options Environments 9   
Miriam Burton  Rites of Passage Parts 1-3   Options African Lament   
Miriam Burton  Kalahari Bushman   Options African Lament   
Miriam Burton  Apartheid   Options African Lament   
Music behind DJ:
Perez Prado 
Midnight in Jamaica   Options Exotic Suite of the Americas   
Perez Prado  Voodoo Suite   Options Voodoo Suite   
Masaru Satoh  Big Trouble   Options Yojimbo (soundtrack)   
Masaru Satoh  Yojimbo Main Titles   Options Yojimbo (soundtrack)   
Masaru Satoh  Final Problem   Options Yojimbo (soundtrack)   
Music behind DJ:
Paris Theatre Orchestra 
Chick Vekters  Overture   Options Travelogue   
Chick Vekters  Cold Cut Sanwich Islands   Options Travelogue   
Chick Vekters  Bahia Nocturne   Options Travelogue   
Chick Vekters  Yokohama Yodel   Options Travelogue   
Chick Vekters  Sayonara   Options Travelogue  https://soundcloud.com/chick-vekters 
Kava Kon  Palace of the Tiger Women   Options Tiki for the Atomic Age   
Kava Kon  Pacifica 66   Options Tiki for the Atomic Age   
Kava Kon  Zero Gravity Lounge   Options Tiki for the Atomic Age   
Kava Kon  Journey Home   Options Tiki for the Atomic Age   
Tropical Hi-Fi  Oceanic Mythology   Options Oceanic Mythology  http://tropicalhi-fi.bandcamp.com/ 

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

Heya Flash and everyone!
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

Heya, bob!
Avatar 7:01pm glenn:

i like the price sticker.
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

Heya Glenn!
Avatar 7:03pm glenn:

Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Heh. Yeah. Not my best cover shot.
Avatar 7:04pm Flash Strap:

anyway, hello Glenn, you old stickler for stickers you!
Avatar 7:07pm glenn:

i stickle because i love.
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Just the three of us tonight, eh? How cozy
Avatar 7:24pm glenn:

march madness.
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

ah, yes. Sprrts.
Avatar 7:41pm ndbob:

very cozy:)
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

Well, gentlemen, Explorers Room is happy to have you. Let us draw our chairs closer to each other, and speak frankly as one may do only in a small group. I shall break out the finer spirits which I ordinarily would not wish to share in a larger soiree.
Avatar 7:46pm ndbob:

indeed Flash
Avatar 7:54pm glenn:

oh goody. do you have root beer?
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Ah, let's see: I have the finest aged sasparilla. I suppose that will have to do. I trust you're less of a Mug man?
Avatar 7:56pm glenn:

i like a&w and dad's.
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Flash - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for tuning in Bob, see you on the archival plains.
  8:06pm yellowbird:

Wow, those really were exquisite liner notes...
  8:09pm yellowbird:

Were these types of exotic suite pieces ever performed outside of the studio?
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

I agree, there's a lot going on there. Much more straightforward-informative than your usual exotica notes, more in the vein of a jazz record. Though it certainly straddles the two worlds.
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

Oh, I don't know about this one. Certainly Prado performed quite often, but this might not have been in his smaller group's repertoire.
  8:16pm yellowbird:

I thought they seemed rather artistically alluring but also educational...like letting the reader in on some secret ways to enjoy the music to its fullest extent.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Yeah, exactly. This was definitely a period where a little scholarly (or wholly faux-scholarly) explanation was a welcomed part of music, and it makes for an interesting dimension, a useful primary-source text by which to analyze the work. Though sometimes the bullshit is dense enough it's little more than historical hilarity.
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

This may go without saying for any of you out there, but it may be worth pointing out: Prado's signature "UGH!" is actually a very forceful expectoration of the word "Dilo!"
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

This part almost sounds like Dr. John's Gris Gris
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Helloooo Flash "Little Trouble" Strap!
Avatar 8:31pm Little Danny:

Whoa this Satoh is great. And completely new to me.
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug! Hello Danny!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Doug Schulkind:

I have a copy of that De Luca record, too. With a half-removed price tag, too.
  8:37pm yellowbird:

Well gosh, that's so interesting; what does "dilo!" mean?
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

Yeah, I was blown away by that Satoh too, sort of shocked I'd never really listened to it before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Uncle Michael:

Good evening, Evan and discerning listeners.
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

That's awesome, Doug. I have three, actually, the result of always seeing it and picking it up thinking, it's so rare, despite all evidence to the contrary. Good record though.
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

I think it means, Say It!, Yellow Bird.
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Hey there, Uncle Michael!
Avatar 8:43pm doca:

Hey, Mr. Flash Strap, catching the end of the show
Avatar 8:44pm doca:

I've changed from sloth representative to space hippie commander
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

hello doca!
Avatar 8:44pm hyde:

I'm with doca. Just barely in under the wire. can't wait to go back to hear what i missed....
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

Well, I think I'l be a little long tonight, so there is that consolation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Doug Schulkind:

I have purchased records I already own (and downloaded records I have already downloaded) too many times to count. And not for any reason other than my Swiss-cheese brain.
Avatar 8:46pm doca:

I missed a lot of the fun-athon shows, including Flash Strap's. I have a lot of archive digging to do.
Avatar 8:47pm glenn:

lots of cheese talk on the comment boards tonight.
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

Doca, I'm conflicted. I miss the sloth, like the space hippie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Doug Schulkind:

There will be no Give the Drummer Some show at 9am (ET) tomorrow morning on the stream. Jeff Golick and his fine show, The Magic Hour, will be filling in. Uncle Michael's Hinky Dinky Time will splash across the streamwaves at noon (ET) as usual.
Avatar 8:48pm hyde:

@Doug heh, me too. and the other night I watched a movie on Turner Classic and it took me twenty minutes to realize I watched it last fall...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi, glenn, havarti?
Avatar 8:49pm Holly in NC:

Hi Flash & everyone! Wow, a lot of us late to the party tonight. Yay archives!

@Doug - Why I have THREE Deviants Ptoof! lps is beyond me. All purchased & paid for.

On the other hand, I have, oh maybe 8 versions of Raw Power on purpose.
Avatar 8:49pm doca:

In time I'll change to a tribble, which is the combination of a sloth with a space hippie and everything will be fine, guaranteed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Howdy, hyde! Hippee-yi-yay, Holly!
Avatar 8:50pm Flash Strap:

Precisely excellent solution, Doca.
Avatar 8:50pm doca:

Hi, @Holly, long time no see
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Hi Holly! A delight! Charmed, I am.
Avatar 8:51pm Holly in NC:

Hi Doca! Anxiously awaiting your tribble avatar!
Avatar 8:51pm glenn:

i'm gouda. you?
Avatar 8:53pm Holly in NC:

@Flash - so pleased to be here. Don't often have Thursday nights free :-( In fact, I am cheddaring with delight!
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:

Hope things are not too rough in your world Doug. I know we'll all miss you in our mornings tomorrow, Golick or no Golick
Avatar 8:54pm Holly in NC:

Any more muensterous puns?
Avatar 8:54pm doca:

@Flash: you should do a show of space exotica, if you haven't already. Lots of tribbles could go in it.
Avatar 8:54pm Flash Strap:

Planning on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Uncle Michael:

Havarti and prosciutto on a plain bagel with stone ground mustard, heated. Trust me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Doug Schulkind:

You can take it to 9am (ET) tomorrow, Flash. Just saying.
Avatar 8:58pm doca:

@Holly: any new odd job stories?
Avatar 8:59pm hyde:

12 more hours! 12 more hours!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Why, Uncle Michael, am I not surprised that you would endorse heated mustard?!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

One day, Doug. One day we will go all night: I will play Les Batxer's Quiet Village slowed down so much that it takes 12 hours
Avatar 9:04pm hyde:

@Flash ha, that sounds awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm Uncle Michael:

I suggest heating the entire sandwich, not just the mustard.
Avatar 9:06pm Holly in NC:

@Doca, no, I am in the midst of mainly caring for very old and /or very ill animals, so more tears than laughter. Need some puppies and kittens in my life!

But, it is rewarding to carry a 100+ lb German Shepherd around via a really cool back leg harness system so he can do his business in a dignified fashion, without said harness system he'd have needed to be put down already (Gunny has neurological issues as well as dysplasia so he's in NO pain, I hasten to add)
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Sounds like saintly deeds to be sure, Holly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh Uncle Michael, you're among friends. If you can't share your obsession with heated mustard with us, who can you share it with?!
Avatar 9:11pm doca:

I agree with Flash, @Holly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Doug Schulkind:

I agree with doca, Holly.
Avatar 9:14pm Holly in NC:

@Flash - Not at all. Gunny is a special, special guy. I adore him. He is lucky to have kind, exceptionally intelligent and wealthy human parents with access to many resources who will do everything they can to keep him in good physical and mental shape for as long as possible. And then they will let him go. Which will be sooner rather than later and we all be sobbing balls.
Avatar 9:16pm Holly in NC:

Re heated mustard - are we talking POULTICES ?!
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

Ah, man. Having a dog is a daunting covenant with large Emotions.
Avatar 9:18pm jeff-m:

this Tropical Hi-Fi is really pretty stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18pm Doug Schulkind:

And with a large dog, I concur big-time.
Avatar 9:20pm Holly in NC:

@Doug - I'd really love if you & Lincoln dressed Luna up as a giant skittering spider for halloween ;-)
Avatar 9:21pm Luna:

Are you fucking crazy?
Avatar 9:23pm Holly in NC:

@Luna -
Can't help it, this makes me laugh so hard (feel free to go to very end to see costume in daylight):
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Doug Schulkind:

You can't be the real Luna. It is way past her bedtime.
Avatar 9:27pm Holly in NC:

BTW, this Tropical Hi-Fi is great!
Avatar 9:28pm Holly in NC:

Dear lord Doug, what time to you go for morning walkies? TOO EARLY.
Avatar 9:28pm hyde:

I agree with Holly. This is right nice!
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

It IS pretty great. It's really grown on me. The sort of audio-collage I can really get down with, and super-weird
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Doug Schulkind:

Luna has ridiculously good bladder control. She waits until we're up and around before giving us a hint. (Scintillating conversation, I realize. We should go back to cheese talk.)
Avatar 9:31pm Luna:

You'll never know, biped.
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

All right, we're winding to a close here. I'm so glad you all showed up.
Avatar 9:32pm Holly in NC:

Thank you for staying late and playing great music, Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Wonderful show, FS!
Avatar 9:32pm jeff-m:

cheers :)
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

So glad you all showed up and invigorated the discussion with your pontifications on old dogs, aged bladders, and various flatulence-inducing condiments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks for the music, Flash.
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

thanks for the ears, friends. See you in the morning, or soon anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm Uncle Michael:

Sitting here working on tomorrow's show....
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

I'll be there if I can, hopefully I'll be done workin' by then.

you guys are great. nighty night.
  3:11pm Job:

Hi great shows! is it somehow possible to download the show afterwards for later playback
salut & greetings
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