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Options March 28, 2016: Disappearance of the Bodies Buried Under the Cherry Trees

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Matt Davignon  Arrival / Pink Earth   Options Pink Earth  Ribosome Music  2016       
Yamamura Toyoko 山村豊子  Ko-Uta, Ryukyu Bushi 小唄 琉球節   Options Excavated Shellac: Strings  Dust-to-Digital   2015      0:18:36 (Pop‑up)
Fred Frith / Darren Johnston  Everybody's Somebody's Nobody   Options Everybody's Somebody's Nobody  Clean Feed  2016      0:22:04 (Pop‑up)
TOMAGA  Futura Grotesk   Options Futura Grotesk  Hands In The Dark   2014      0:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Somec  Raw Vactrol   Options Arbitrary Function Generator  Haunter Records  2015      0:28:22 (Pop‑up)
LAND  Metamorphosis   Options Anoxia  Important Records  2015      0:32:19 (Pop‑up)
Ryuichi Sakamoto And Radical TV  TV WAR (Opening)   Options     1985  Live performance at The International Exposition, Tsukuba, Japan in 1985 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5vdayxfRHY 
0:51:42 (Pop‑up)
BioMechanica  BM01-04   Options BM01  Geometrik  2012      0:59:00 (Pop‑up)
Fourth World Magazine Vol. II  Frolicking And Monsters (Harpischord Of Ptolemy)   Options Pinhead In Fantasia  Pacific City Sound Visions  2014      1:07:32 (Pop‑up)
Vision Fortune  Cleanliness   Options Country Music  ATP Recordings  2015      1:17:59 (Pop‑up)
Miharu Koshi コシミハル  Laetitia   Options Tutu  Yen Records  1983      1:21:38 (Pop‑up)
U Yee Nwe  Mae Zar Taung Che (Banished To Mae Zar Hill)   Options The Spellbinding Piano Of Burma  Shanachie  1998      1:27:25 (Pop‑up)
Robin Williamson  Our Evening Walk   Options Trusting In The Rising Light  ECM Records  2014      1:38:13 (Pop‑up)
William Tyler  Southern Living   Options Parallelogram (split LP with Six Organs Of Admittance)  Three Lobed Recordings  2015      1:43:47 (Pop‑up)
Tabito Nanao 七尾旅人  Nanokakan 七日間 (Seven Days)   Options Hikigatari Monogatari Vol.1 Humming Bird ひきがたり・ものがたりVol.1 蜂雀(ハミングバード)  Wonderground  2003      1:50:30 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Uncle Michael:

Greetings Mayuko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm redkayak:

Good afternoon all :)
Avatar 5:02pm Dave B:

Sakura season!

Hi hi hi!
Avatar 5:03pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon, Uncle Michael, redkayak, and Dave B!! Glad to have you all here.
Avatar 5:07pm Mayuko:

Here's why dead bodies are buried under the cherry trees, in Japan anyway. Probably not in DC (where the picture was taken) intranslation.brooklynrail.org...
Avatar 5:17pm Dave B:

an interesting read...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Ah, the mystery of the cherry trees. HOW DID THEY GET THERE?!?!1111?!
Avatar 5:24pm Dave B:

@Ken from Hyde Park:

Avatar 5:24pm fred:

Interesting... maybe I shouldn't get burned after all
Avatar 5:26pm Mayuko:

"March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations."

Hallo Ken!
Avatar 5:27pm Mayuko:

oh wow, fred, good evening!! what's going on? thanks for tuning in live.
Avatar 5:31pm Mayuko:

I think I heard that those cherry blossoms in DC are all clones...
Avatar 5:32pm fred:

I'm tuning in live for a change, it's a holiday here so why not? I'll quit halfway through or so though, I should, so maybe. Wisdom isn't my strong suit
Avatar 5:36pm Mayuko:

oh, I keep forgetting about easter, just cos I don't have the custom to celebrate it. Happy easter! (whatever that means....)
Avatar 5:37pm Dave B:

Cherry trees will only live about 40 years or so naturally...
Avatar 5:39pm Mayuko:

oh, that's the average lifetime? I guess it also depends on what kind of sakura. I seem to remember there is(was?) 2000 yr old or so cherry blossom tree in Japan but I don't think it's the same kind in DC.
Avatar 5:41pm fred:

Right, the reason why I don't listen live every week: neighbors. Switching to headphones now, but that sucks because my left ear isn't working at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Mayuko! We used to go to the Brooklyn Botanic garden's excellent Sakura Matsuri , which is coming up April 30-May 1 .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Easter is that time of year when greedy parents ruin things for everyone. www.bostonglobe.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Mayuko, there's something amiss with the youtube URL. There's some wfmu.org biz in front of it.
Avatar 5:57pm fred:

Okinawa music ranges wider than advertised, which is right. I did talk with a few people about Ainu music, one who's a scholar about Siberia and one skilled about Minyo. It probably won't amount to anything, but I'm trying
Avatar 5:58pm Dave B:

@Ken -

Avatar 5:59pm Dave B:

Mayuko -

Sometimes it's best to copy the shorter link youtube generates when you click the "share" button
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01pm coelacanth:

hello Mayuko and others
Avatar 6:02pm Mayuko:

hmm, Ken, not sure why the link doesn't work, I don't see anything wrong in the html tag, I'll look into it. thanks Dave B!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Carmichael:

Heya Mayuko and music fans.
Avatar 6:02pm fred:

Years ago, in the 90's, I had my mother knit a sweater with the YMO logo in front and the guys names in the back, in Japanese. I was a serious fan back then
Avatar 6:05pm Mayuko:

Did noise music do that to your left ear, fred? and re:Okinawa music, I think you're right - it probably defers from island to island, maybe like in Indonesia. That track sounded pretty main-islandish to me, but maybe just her style of performing it makes it so.
Avatar 6:06pm Mayuko:

welcome, coelacanth, Carmichael! happy to have you here!
Avatar 6:10pm fred:

My left ear was shot from birth, there's no blaming music, just a malformed eustachian tube
Avatar 6:11pm Mayuko:

& hallo, Webhamster Henry! I went to that sakura festival the first spring I had in NYC - and was a little disappointed, only because it wasn't the kind of cherry blossom I wanted to see (which are the ones in DC.) That Brooklyn cherry blossoms were very pretty too, though. It just doesn't have that particular sakura madness, no dead bodies buried under em, haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:13pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Mayuko & Dave B. I need to drive over to the library now. I entered my son's name and he won a gift basket. Have a good week!
Avatar 6:15pm Mayuko:

I became a serious YMO fan after seeing their reunion show in early 90's too. For me Ryuichi stuff was best in the 80's, I think...
Avatar 6:16pm Mayuko:

Have a good week and holiday to you too, Ken! Congrats on the gift basket!
Avatar 6:21pm Mayuko:

Sorry to hear about the ear, fred! I imagine you have a bit different sense of space from most of the people if it was since birth... Too bad about the headphone in any case.
Avatar 6:21pm fred:

@Mayuko: I tend to agree, but I'm so biased. Beauty was a fantastic record, though it was in the early 90's. Such a wide range of music there, it really opened my mind at the time. I went to a signing instead of class that day, didn't know who he was, and that really changed my life, seriously
Avatar 6:24pm Mayuko:

ah that's true, Beauty was pretty great, I think I heard Youssou N'Dour for the first time ever on that album.
  6:26pm Jeff g.:

Hi @Mayuko. Checking in from Brooklyn.
Avatar 6:27pm Mayuko:

And now I remember, I loved that "Romance" in Beauty so so much.
Avatar 6:27pm Mayuko:

Oh hello, Jeff G!!!
  6:29pm Jeff g.:

My biggest problem with the Brooklyn Botanic sakura fest is that it is so unbelievably crowded. I'm glad it's a successful event, but I'd much rather visit on a quieter day.
Avatar 6:31pm fred:

I really think Beauty sowed the seeds for my later finding WFMU so appealing. Nothing to write home about by now, but it was key at the time
  6:31pm Jeff g.:

(I always love their bonsai room, though.)
  6:32pm Dave B.:

I'm with ya Jeff g
Avatar 6:34pm Mayuko:

Jeff, yah I remember it being very crowded but I have no complaint because luckily in the US, people don't get drunk outdoor. In Tokyo, it's the same amount of people but + they're all wasted and singing and all under the flowers!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Webhamster Henry:

I user to live about 2 blocks from there. The fest was good for the Taiko Drums and other shows, yes VERY crowded! My son and I got separated from the rest of the family for an hour or so when he was there for his fourth birthday. Very stressful for them!
  6:40pm Jeff g.:

I liked that U Yee Nwe very much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm coelacanth:

Mayuko @6:24 -i bought "beauty" because it had Youssou N'Dour on it!
...i had a YMO album too,then, but didn't put 2+2 together and didn't even know Riuichi and that were connected!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:50pm Doug Schulkind:

Hi hello how are you Mayuko?!
Avatar 6:51pm fred:

Do you know Shizuku Aosaki? Her records are nowhere as great as she's live. She's a wonderful talent, but she's rare in the US
Avatar 6:52pm Mayuko:

Now I wanna play something from Beauty some time soon, coelacanth, after all these beauty talk! Hello Doug!
Avatar 6:53pm Mayuko:

I haven't heard of Shizuku Aosaki, fred - I'll look her up!
Avatar 6:54pm Mayuko:

This is my last song today - thank you all for listening!
Avatar 6:55pm fred:

Beauty also schooled be about Ryukyu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Don't touch that mouse! Kim Sorise and Global Grease are up next on the Drummer Stream. Playlist here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm coelacanth:

Thank you Mayuko.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you for the music, Mayuko.
Avatar 6:59pm geezerette:

So beautiful Mayuko,so glad you're here.

Hallo Doug S,!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Thanks Mayuko!
Avatar 7:02pm Mayuko:

That reminds me, fred, because that Asadoya Yunta was probably the most popular okinawa folk song in the main island, even my grandmother knew it - and she started to sing it along when she heard Beauty, I was surprised. Good memory.
Avatar 7:03pm Mayuko:

oh, glad to have had you tuned in, geezerette, thank you! And thank you all for being here with me! Have a happy week and see you all next week.
Avatar 7:34pm fred:

"Chinsagu No Hana" is etched in my mind forever, I walked for miles to that tune along a highway after tutoring a woman I should have known despised me. I treasure that memory
Avatar 7:54pm fred:

Romance! I loved that song too. I'm so going into a blast from the past right now
Avatar 9:09pm Mayuko:

Chinsagu No Hana is always good, in any version I've heard it's so simple and beautiful. I definitely will play something from Beauty soon! I do have many memories regarding that album personally too, some of them sweet, some bittersweet.
Avatar 2:55pm fred:

I got a signed copy of Beauty, I didn't even know what I got at the time. I was so dumb. Still am, at least I know I am. I too have many personal memories about Beauty, more bitter than sweet, but all important, by now
Avatar 3:18pm fred:

Please play Chinsagu No Hana, your favorite version, it will mean a lot to me
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