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Options February 11, 2016: Superb Lyrebird, Urban Bowerbird: Australo-Jazz, Nature Documentary, Ornithology

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Harold Pollock  1. Superb Lyrebird as you will hear him calling in the deep forest   Options Menura — The Lyrebird    1967     
Harold Pollock  10. Quillip-quillip, pluggerah-pluggerah, and whirring calls of the Superb Lyrebird; 11. Female Superb Lyrebird feeding her chick; 12. Female Superb Lyrebird   Options Menura        0:03:53 (Pop‑up)
Harold Pollock  Male Superb Lyrebird mimicry (1. A group of Kookaburras; 2. The Eastern Whipbird; 3. Grey Thrush; 4. Golden Whistler; 5. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo; 6. Pilot-Bird; 7. Grey Butcher-Bird; 8.   Options Menura — The Lyrebird        0:05:59 (Pop‑up)
Harold Pollock  13. Female Superb Lyrebird imitating a dog's bark; 14. Albert Lyrebird imitating the Satin Bower-Bird; Green Catbird; 16. Now, see how many of the Superb Lyrebird's Imitations you can recognize   Options Menura — The Lyrebird        0:07:43 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  First Light   Options Australia and All That Jazz    1971    0:10:11 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Sunrise   Options Australia and All That Jazz        0:12:37 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Don Burrows 
Blues Crossover   Options The Tasman Connection      followed by "Long White Cloud"  0:15:43 (Pop‑up)
Peter Bruce  The Superb Lyrebird side 2   Options The Superb Lyrebird: Australia's Forest Singer    196?    0:23:32 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  The Birds   Options Australia and All That Jazz    1971    0:24:24 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Procession of Tadpoles   Options Australia and All That Jazz        0:29:45 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Man the Destroyer   Options Australia and All That Jazz        0:32:10 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Desert Ritual   Options Activity/Travel/Dramatic  Standard Music Library  1974    0:35:25 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Hashish   Options Ahead Of Hair    1969    0:36:58 (Pop‑up)
Harold Pollock  Bird And Animal Calls Of Australia side 2   Options Bird And Animal Calls Of Australia    1968    0:38:41 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Black Water Blues   Options Peaceful  Rain-Forest   1980    0:40:57 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Rain-Forest Rag   Options Peaceful        0:45:14 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Sangster 
Drifting   Options Peaceful        0:49:48 (Pop‑up)
  This Rugged Coast Theme   This Rugged Coast        0:58:49 (Pop‑up)
  The Coral Labyrinth   This Rugged Coast        0:59:22 (Pop‑up)
  Look Out Ben, You're Getting Too Close!   This Rugged Coast        0:59:44 (Pop‑up)
  Mystery Island   This Rugged Coast        1:00:29 (Pop‑up)
  A Quaint Item   This Rugged Coast        1:01:09 (Pop‑up)
  The Water Is Clear   This Rugged Coast        1:02:28 (Pop‑up)
  Curiously Fascinated   This Rugged Coast        1:04:43 (Pop‑up)
  It's Eeery Down Here At Night   This Rugged Coast        1:06:05 (Pop‑up)
Howard J. Davidson  Truk Lagoon   Options Discoveries Underwater    1988  soundtrack to documentary series on underwater archaeology  1:11:18 (Pop‑up)
Howard J. Davidson  (As a mark of respect) No One Shall Enter The Ship   Options Discoveries Underwater        1:16:33 (Pop‑up)
Pat Aulton  Barrier Reef   Options Activity/Travel/Dramatic  Standard Music Library  1974    1:22:25 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Gould League of New South Wales 
  The Birds Around Us    197?    1:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Peter Bruce  The Australian Kookaburra   Options The Australian Kookaburra (And Other Bush Birds)        1:30:39 (Pop‑up)
Bronzewing  The Art Of Birdwatching   Options Aurora Australis    2015  Bronzewing is Rohan Long, of Urban Bowerbird: https://bronzewing.bandcamp.com/  1:33:46 (Pop‑up)
Bronzewing  Amphibia   Options Aurora Australis        1:39:39 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Richardson  Tiddalik - The Frog   Options Expanse    1984    1:42:54 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Richardson  Birds   Options Rainforest    1985    1:46:32 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Richardson  Filtered Light   Options Rainforest        1:48:01 (Pop‑up)
Steve Maxwell Von Braund  Crystal Forest   Options Monster Planet  Clear Light Of Jupiter  1975    1:49:04 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Richardson  Shady Rill   Options Rainforest    1985    1:56:55 (Pop‑up)
Andrew Richardson  Inua's Ladder   Options Expanse    1984    1:59:55 (Pop‑up)
Peter Bruce  The Superb Lyrebird side 1   Options The Superb Lyrebird: Australia's Forest Singer        2:02:59 (Pop‑up)
Rob Thomsett  Yaraandaroo side 2   Options Yaraandaroo    1975  Yaraandaroo side 2 comprises these parts: Yowi-The Spirit of Death; Flight of Yaraan; Endless Search; Entrance to Warambool; Tears of Blood-Endless Weeping  2:05:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Steve Maxwell Von Braund 
Shadowfax   Options Monster Planet        2:11:20 (Pop‑up)
Rob Thomsett  Yaraandaroo side 2   Options Yaraandaroo        2:20:46 (Pop‑up)
Peter Bruce  Other Bush Birds   Options The Australian Kookaburra (And Other Bush Birds)        2:21:56 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Lonely Australian Landscape   Options Bush Theme 7"    1966?    2:25:16 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  White Desolation   Options The Music of Sven Libaek    1967    2:27:37 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Gold Coast Fanfare   Options The Music of Sven Libaek        2:36:13 (Pop‑up)
Sven Libaek  Northern Territory   Options The Music of Sven Libaek        2:36:30 (Pop‑up)
Andy Sundstrom  Northern Territory   Options Northern Territory/Theme From Black Orpheus 7"    1963  produced and written by Sven Libaek  2:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Andy Sundstrom  Theme From Black Orpheus   Options Northern Territory/Theme From Black Orpheus 7"    1963  produced by Sven Libaek  2:38:25 (Pop‑up)
Bryce Rohde  Para Ti   Options Para Ti/Warmer 7"    1963  produced by Sven Libaek  2:41:20 (Pop‑up)
Col Nolan Quartet  Dry Country   Options Love in Spring/ Dry Country 7"    1977  with Don Burrows  2:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Don Burrows  Rain on Water   Options Jazz Sound of the Don Burrows Quartet    1966    2:46:21 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Smaug's Lair   Options The Hobbit Suite    1973    2:49:46 (Pop‑up)
John Sangster  Lament for Thorin   Options The Hobbit Suite        2:52:50 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Altitudinal Migrants   Options Aurora Australis        2:56:09 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:54pm Flash Strap:

Good evening explorers and bird watchers

Good morning my brothers and sisters on the other side of the earth
Avatar 6:59pm ndbob:

Evening Evan and everyone!
Avatar 6:59pm Flash Strap:

Hi Bob!
Avatar 7:00pm ndbob:

any bird imitator records tonight?
Avatar 7:01pm Flash Strap:

only the real mccoy tonight!
Avatar 7:02pm ndbob:

ah - I used to have lots of bird records - a few frog ones too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm melinda:

tweet tweet
Avatar 7:03pm ndbob:

evening Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm melinda:

hi Bob!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm melinda:

Hi Flash! Are we going to hear Sven Libaek tonight?
Avatar 7:04pm Ham:

i've always needed to polish up on my bird calling.
Avatar 7:05pm ndbob:

One of the best LP covers I had was a photo of a researcher holding up a mic to a bullfrog in a pond at night
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Not a whole lot, but some. Very soon, I'll do a big Libaek show. Early spring, I guess
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hi Ham!
  7:06pm David:

Incredible sounds.. whip bird
sounds like a chickadee gone
Avatar 7:06pm ndbob:

Hello Ham!
Avatar 7:06pm Ham:

Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

I really, really love the way this guy talks
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Hi David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Bird lives!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

Doug Doug!
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Are we all ready to explore this strange land, this New South Wales in the South Seas?
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

for Sven Libaek fans, Sangster is a pretty crucial part of Sven's usual lineup
Avatar 7:13pm Ham:

when i was a kid there was a man we called the birdman. his yard was all overgrown with a bird sanctuary sign out front. no birds, though, just a tape player that played bird sounds.
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

I wanna meet that birdman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm melinda:

I'm on board for the exploration. Beautiful stuff.
  7:17pm Ed:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm melinda:

I love the idea of a front yard fake bird sanctuary.
Avatar 7:21pm ndbob:

Indeed Melinda!
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hello Ed!
Avatar 7:24pm ndbob:

Heya Ed!
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

@melinda: me too!

@Ham: do I know you from somewhere? That story is tremendously familiar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Doug Schulkind:

Very much nice this.
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

Burrows' flute is really top-notch on this record
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

I was actually just pleased to no end to see that I was the first to enter this album's name into the playlist system
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Ike:

Greetings, hep cats!
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

The blog that mainly inspired this show, Urban Bowerbird, can and should be found here: urbanbower.blogspot.com
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

Though this particular LP first surfaced at Never Enough Rhodes
Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

and hi ike!
Avatar 7:34pm ndbob:

Thanks for the link Evan!
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

Jesus these noises
Avatar 7:43pm Ham:

Flash, i don't believe so. this was in the suburbs of athens, ga. ..i never saw any birds or the birdman out of all the times i passed by his house. sometimes i wonder about him. there was also the tale of the chicken lady, but i'll save that for another night.
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

save it for chicken music night, when I play 3 hours of Funky Chicken reversed and slowed down
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

I love this track
Avatar 7:48pm Ham:

chicken skin music.
Avatar 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent first hour tonight Evan - catch the rest on the archive as usual
Avatar 7:57pm hyde:

this show needs more songs played by skippy, the bush kangaroo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm melinda:

bye Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Doug Schulkind:

Oy gevalt. Here we go with the snakes.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Bye bye Bobby!
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Now we have peaceful fish, doug. no worries
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: if only I could find more 'roo music
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

this is a great library bit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings, explorers.
Avatar 8:06pm hyde:

plankton is, in fact, a pain
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Uncle! And belated hi to Hyde, who has spoken only truths thus far
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Largest snake in North America. Eats rattlers. Blue. :
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Evenin' rabbit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Spiders are next, I tell ya. In Australia, spiders are always next.
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

they are hard to get on tape though
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

Hal's crazy man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love how narrative is matched to sound here. Because why state the obvious when you can state the obvious. Obviously.
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

Anybody get a clear Zissou vibe from that Rugged Coast stuff?
Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

synth and sax: yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm melinda:

Oddly, I didn't think of Zissou when listening to the Rugged Coast. Loved it though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm melinda:

The Life Aquatic soundtrack is where I learned of Sven Libaek and don't know much of his work beyond Inner Space.
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

Oh boy, melinda, then I can't wait to do a sven show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm melinda:

That's why I'm excited for the Sven Special!
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

Inner Space is top notch, hard to beat really, but there's a lot of other really great stuff from Sven.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm melinda:

I've heard a few from Nature Walkabout, which I liked very much.
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

that's a big favorite of mine as well, along with Rode a White Horse, which has a very similar sound. and then from around the same time, there's Solar Flares which has more synths and is really great
Avatar 8:29pm hyde:

all i can say about the library cues is that i thought "wow, that sounds really familiar" when i heard that stuff while i washed the dishes
Avatar 8:30pm hyde:

the kookabura. merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

*RIDE a White Horse
Avatar 8:35pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde, I felt the same way, but that's all I got
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm melinda:

BTW congrats on being officially 3 hours. 8:35 and we've only just passed the halfway mark!
Avatar 8:37pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Melinda! It's a new age!

And I have LOTS of weird stuff planned for the rest of the night
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

I like this stuff, which is nice. it's nice to like something sometimes

Avatar 8:40pm hyde:

@melinda heh. i was sad that i was an hour late tonight, and then i remembered the expansion.
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

There's room for all in this big tent of time!
Avatar 8:44pm Flash Strap:

This whole record is great, by the way, and the links live on: urbanbower.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Doug Schulkind:

There is a headline currently atop the New York Times website that has me delighted: "Cosmic Chirp From Black Holes Colliding Vindicates Einstein"

Isn't that a Sun Ra title? "Cosmic Chirp from Black Holes Colliding"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...sounds kinda Dukes of Stratosphear to me - but I'm ready for someone to make the case for SunRa being the prime ProtoPsychedelic Artist awlready in detail...
Avatar 8:52pm northguineahills:

busy, but saying a hellosers!
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

That's found-poetry, Doug, and you are the author
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm melinda:

I'll have to check out the rest of Aurora Australis after the show.
Avatar 8:52pm Flash Strap:

Helloseryerself, NGH
  8:54pm Wilbo:

Terrific show. Been listening on the outdoor speakers while getting my garden into shape for spring. If only those damn birds wouldn't be attracted by their recorded friends and feast on the new grass seed!
Avatar 8:54pm hyde:

i would like to go to this monster planet
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Doug Schulkind:

When I find poetry, I leave it right where it is. Number One rule of hiking in the wilderness:

Take only photographs, leave only footprints
Avatar 8:55pm Flash Strap:

Hi Wilbo! Sorry to lure the birds!
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: that whole record is cool. The guy is one half of Cubotron, the Australian synth duo. Weird stuff from them all round
Avatar 8:57pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 9:07pm hyde:

yeah, i have a bunch of Cybotron stuff, but not that
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

I've not listened to the Cybotron stuff much, to be honest. Have some homework to do on that front
Avatar 9:16pm hyde:

to be honest, i can't tell my rain forest birds from my dry temperate birds either
Avatar 9:23pm hyde:

ok, the song of the magpie is super cool
Avatar 9:23pm Flash Strap:

me either Hyde. It actually blows my mind when people can do that.
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

FINALLY some Libaek. God he sounds good. No one sounds this good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm melinda:

Nature jazz!
Avatar 9:27pm northguineahills:

Loving this!
Avatar 9:27pm hyde:

i know enough to identify most of the common birds of the northeastern usa (especially the house wren who built its nest right outside my door last summer and delighted in singing every single damn dawn) but that's about it.
Avatar 9:28pm Flash Strap:

GREAT great rare Libaek stuff over at Urban Bowerbird (and only there!). Link is to all Libaek posts: urbanbower.blogspot.com...
Avatar 9:29pm Flash Strap:

and of course Sangster and Burrows are on these tracks as well
Avatar 9:29pm hyde:

@Flash oh wow, I bought Inner Space years ago and I think I snapped up everything that you posted, but this is aces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30pm melinda:

Thanks for the link.
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

yeah, it really filled some gaps for me, especially this particular LP which is rarer than anything. Those singles are delicious though. We'll hear some of that tonight, though I do confess I'm saving a lot of my favorite stuff for that promised libaek showstravaganza
Avatar 9:31pm northguineahills:

I'm still backtracked from my FMU record links, I'll never keep up!
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

while you're over there grabbing UB's treasures, don't forget to drop him a word of thanks. He deserves it! This stuff is invaluable
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm melinda:

This must be the balalaika mentioned in the UB post (I sort of skimmed it)
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

indeed it is
Avatar 9:42pm hyde:

@Flash will do
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

man, this track is realllllly cool... I only just stumbled upon it last night. As my SO pointed out, it has a resemblance to a certain Betty Davis track
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

Comin up on the end here, want to end with strong stuff... the last track of this set is one of my favorites of the night
Avatar 9:51pm hyde:

i am not down with tolkien, but i am down with this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm melinda:

not down with tolkien....hahah
Avatar 9:52pm northguineahills:

Hobbit Suite, is this the real title!!!
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

yeah, i'm sideways on tolkein, neither fully up or down, but there's some great tolkein tunes out there. like Bo Hansson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54pm melinda:

This seems less hobbity than the previous one, rather urban. But I like it.
Avatar 10:00pm northguineahills:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm melinda:

Thanks for the music! Nite.
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

Night all! Thanks for tuning in
Avatar 10:01pm hyde:

thanks for the cool show and reminder to grab stuff from UB that i had missed. g'day. all.
Avatar 10:01pm Flash Strap:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08pm Doug Schulkind:

Your show makes my heart swell, Flash Strap. The good kind of swell.
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