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Familiar & forgotten gems from 50-plus years of music on the darker side, shoegaze, synthpop, goth, psychedelia, darkwave, with unapologetic detours into 70s pop. In a dark night of the soul, it's always 3 o'clock in the morning.

Tuesday 3 - 7pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio
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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
The Birthday Massacre  In the Dark   Options Pins and Needles  Metropolis Records  2010       
Sarah Brightman  Fleurs du Mal   Options Symphony    2007      0:03:37 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  No Control   Options Outside    1995      0:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Revel Hotel  Phantasm   Options The Station    2012      0:13:14 (Pop‑up)
Rachel Mason  Tigers in the Dark   Options Tigers in the Dark    2016    *   0:16:10 (Pop‑up)
Essaie Pas  Retox   Options Demain Est Une Autre Nuit    2016      0:20:45 (Pop‑up)
This Cold Night  First Class Citizen   Options That Which I Cannot Control    2014      0:24:52 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Nanase Hikaru 

jibrille-silent mourning   Options






0:29:02 (Pop‑up)
Nena  Oldschool   Options Oldschool    2015      0:35:48 (Pop‑up)
Gary Numan  We Are Glass   Options Telekon    1980      0:38:00 (Pop‑up)
A Shoreline Dream  Time is a Machine Gun   Options Time is a Machine Gun    2015      0:42:58 (Pop‑up)
Black Heart  Blind   Options All is Lost    2016      0:47:28 (Pop‑up)
Laura Carbone  Heavy Heavy   Options Sirens    2015      0:51:56 (Pop‑up)
Doomsquad  I Hate Myself and I Want to Die   Options Milkin' It      Nirvana cover    0:55:31 (Pop‑up)
Ghastly City Sleep  I Never Left My Head   Options Moondrifts    2010      0:59:05 (Pop‑up)
Makaras Pen  Diamonds   Options Diamonds (Single)    2016    *   1:04:08 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Cocteau Twins 

Oomingmak (instrumental)   Options






1:07:37 (Pop‑up)
Searmanas & Father Darko  Sabbat   Options     2016    *   1:14:17 (Pop‑up)
I Speak Machine  Cars   Options       Gary Numan cover    1:17:46 (Pop‑up)
Nerdkween  Death of a Clown   Options Kinky Girls: Dark Night of the Soul's 2014 Marathon Premium          1:22:02 (Pop‑up)
Nick Drake  Things Behind the Sun   Options Pink Moon    1972      1:24:58 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Lalena   Options     1968      1:28:55 (Pop‑up)
Fran├žoise Hardy  Mer   Options La Question    1971      1:31:46 (Pop‑up)
Michael Cerveris  Crescent   Options Piety    2016  to donate to the WV floods: http://www.redcross.org/cm/joespub-pub    1:33:54 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

Tastes Like Honey (instrumental)   Options






1:39:37 (Pop‑up)
2.5D  Over Now   Options Surprise!          1:43:43 (Pop‑up)
Autodrone  Witness to a Ghost   Options The Sea is Killing Me    2015      1:47:27 (Pop‑up)
Black Sugar Transmission  Fairie Spring   Options In the City's Arms    2016      1:53:16 (Pop‑up)
Deni Bonet  Please Please Me   Options It's All Good          1:56:32 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Syd Barrett 

Gigolo Aunt (loop)   Options






2:00:00 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Another Dark Noon of the Soul. Yay!
Avatar 12:00pm C.S.:

That is a great photo, Julie. Keep the dark in and the light out!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Julie:

Hey there!
Avatar 12:01pm egal:

Darkness at Noon.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:04pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Julie and all! Theatrical drama at high noon!
Avatar 12:04pm C.S.:

They say this is Sarah Brightman going goth but I always thought this tune had a more symphonic metal quality to it.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Julie:

I agree CS, totally symphonic metal
Avatar 12:06pm C.S.:

I once played this tune after Sirenia's Path to Decay and they seemed to compliment each other.
Avatar 12:15pm C.S.:

Nice transitions. These songs all go well with each other. Hearing a bit of Echo and the Bunnymen in this Revel Hotel tune.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Julie:

thanks, I do try to fit things together nicely
  12:17pm P-90:

Upside-down-anytime bat greetings, Julie and Hoards of The Night, "noonlighting" the day shift
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Julie:

hiya p-90!
Avatar 12:19pm Parq:

Saying Howdy, Miss Julie.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Julie:

Howdy Parq!
Avatar 12:29pm C.S.:

"Take me away. Take me away." Gothic Calgon
  12:29pm P-90:

And for what it's worth, I absolutely agree that Brigtnman's "Fleurs" is bending towards Symphonic Metal. I'm keeping an eye on that genre lately, I know a LOT of people in their teens and twenties who are listening to more and more of it; i think artists like Brightman, her management and producers, and her mentor Andrew Lloyd-you-know-who are betting on Symphonic Metal to become a big thing, eventually much bigger even than it is now.
  12:32pm P-90:

Oh right @Julie, you're entombed in the itty-bitty Studio C
Avatar 12:34pm C.S.:

@P-90 There's a lot of good symphonic metal but at times it can also fall victim to self-parody. By that I mean putting in harsh male vocals that ruin a song or going a bit over the top with the operatic singing or instrumentation. To me bands like Nightwish are a mixed bag. You have to judge every song on its own merit.
  12:36pm P-90:

Things one remembers vividly for the rest of one's life dept.: being awakened by Clay Pigeon while sleeping in a tiny broadcast studio during a huge hurricane...
  12:41pm P-90:

@C.S.: I know what you mean. I was just making more of a general comment that Symphonic Metal as a genre is growing in popularity, it's nowhere near it's peak and may be around fir a long time, and someone like Sarah Brightman and "her people" know this and see it as a natural area for her to explore.
Avatar 12:42pm geezerette:

Hello Julie & Darklings!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Julie:

that album is old though I don't think she's done much similiar since.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Julie:

hiya geezerette!
Avatar 12:45pm C.S.:

@P-90 It's hard to say. I would have said Symphonic Metal peaked around 2010 but I just don't know. Haven't listened to it in a while.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:45pm listener james from westwood:

Holy crow, this Shoreline Dream is a treat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm doctorjazz:

Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Julie:

hi there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm weinstein:

I'm loving this vibe.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Julie:

glad to hear it weinstein, bit different for this time of day but I'm feeling the darkness this week!
  12:49pm P-90:

@Julie: Good point, I see that album was 2008. (Why is time ticking so damn fast?!) Still "Symph Metal" was a natural trend for someone like Brightman to dip into. Her previous album was also "Classical Crossover" or whatever the damn shorthand label is, but softer
Avatar 12:49pm geezerette:

More visual darkness at noon: www.sugimotohiroshi.com... photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto
  12:50pm P-90:

And Greetings geezerette
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:51pm listener james from westwood:

If Sir Christopher Lee could do metal, so can Brightman!
Avatar 12:51pm C.S.:

@ P-90 The lyrics "And then one day you find ten years have got behind you" have never been more appropriate at my stage in life.
Avatar 12:55pm geezerette:

Hey P-90 !, listener james !

weinstein: Love your painting! (on profile page)
Avatar 12:56pm Roberto:

Wow moar Julie!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Julie:

hiya Roberto!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm listener james from westwood:

How do, geezerette!
Julie, this block is a-mazing.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Julie:

thank you James, glad you are liking it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm weinstein:

Thanks P-90. I'm kind of a psychedelic grid nut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm weinstein:

oh no geezerette! sorry. cabling and listening and chatting....
  1:05pm P-90:

listener james: I miss Chris Lee a lot. He was a friend of my Dad's and I had the privilege of hanging out with him on a number of occasions, as an awestruck young man. (Chris would call the house to ask for my Dad, and if one of my little sisters answered the phone, his voice would scare her!) When I first knew Chris, his musical tastes were so traditional that he was still figuring out how to like The Beatles. But he did love Stephen Sondheim's musicals. So for Chris to wind up narrating and singing on Metal albums was quite a progression...
Avatar 1:05pm geezerette:

haha,multi-tasking is just reality now! ...& so is the psychedelic mind state! Anyway, wow! :)
Avatar 1:07pm C.S.:

Okay, they REALLY dumbed down the internet. I tried searching for Makaras Pen and Google is giving me pens that are shaped like maracas. Who is responsible for this? The internet seemed so much more precise seven years ago.
Avatar 1:08pm C.S.:

@P-90 That's amazing!
  1:10pm P-90:

C.S.: yes, Google seems to be getting dumber. I admit to an infantile consumerist curiosity about pens shaped liked maracas, though...
Avatar 1:11pm geezerette:

P-90, I had a huge crush on Christopher Lee! Also Boris Karloff.
Did you ever read "Famous Monsters of Filmland"? Great magazine.
Avatar 1:13pm C.S.:

Got to give Lee credit for saying married to the same woman until his death. His roles in The Avengers were cool and I also loved the offbeat A Feast At Midnight.
  1:19pm P-90:

@geexerette: I grew up with Famous Monsters Magazine! Forrest Ackerman, the editor, had a fantastic mansion in LA that was filled with his incredible collection of memorabilia, including things like Lon Chaney's makeup kit, the models from the original King Kong, books, posters, original paintings, etc. Growing up in NY, I'd see pictures of his mansion in the magazine, and never thought I'd ever go there myself, it was an impossible dream. Then I moved to LA as a teen and got to meet "Forry" and visit his house and collections. Miracles DO happen!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:21pm Julie:

all the english goth girls love the Lee Dracula
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:21pm listener james from westwood:

@P-90: Wow, how incredible to have had the chance to know him! And he had quite the long life in which to accommodate new music.
Avatar 1:24pm geezerette:

P-90, "Forry" was a hero of mine when I was in grade school! Never visited his house but when the internet was new and wild I emailed him and had a lovely little correspondence with him.
FMU really is where the weirdos hang out! I say that with affection and pride. :)
  1:25pm P-90:

Chris was def the sexiest Dracula. He was the Swinging Sixties, "Mod"-era, English Dracula. It's hard to imagine that Bela Lugosi was considered a big sex symbol as The Count in the '20's and '30's, but popular tastes change, as we know
  1:25pm SeriousTube:

Thanks for all of the music Julie. I've listened to loads of your old shows, never caught you live before.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:26pm Julie:

oh wow thanks for listening Serioustube!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Julie:

the first Dracula I saw was Michael Nouri on tv...he was pretty sexy :)
  1:28pm weinstein:

ok i've transitioned into my Ridgewood Radio personae now and sending one last compliment for darkness at noon. Masterful!
Avatar 1:29pm geezerette:

This Nick Drake song is really pretty.
Avatar 1:30pm geezerette:

Julie,stunning set!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:31pm Julie:

thank you weinstein & Geezerette! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:31pm doctorjazz:

  1:34pm P-90:

C.S.: and if you haven't seen Chris in The Wicker Man, 1973 film with script by celebrated English playwright Anthony Shaffer, about the (true) persistence of quiet pockets of Paganism in the modern United Kingdom, you're in for a big treat
Avatar 1:36pm C.S.:

There was a college radio DJ in the 1990s who played some tunes off the Wicker Man soundtrack and that's how I first heard about it. She highly recommended the movie so I made it a point to seek it out which was difficult back then.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Julie:

I think I heard the music first too, probably here on FMU
Avatar 1:38pm C.S.:

It's amazing how much I've learned from college / community radio over the years and the listeners who comment here are part of that. You are all good people.
  1:40pm P-90:

And speaking of the quiet persistence of Pagan belief and ritual in the UK to this day, any Dark Night of the Soul fans who haven't yet discovered the Starz Network series "Outlander" might be well-rewarded to check it out.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thinking about dark noon, there's a solar eclipse happening about a year from now. apod.nasa.gov... They don't hit the US very often.
Avatar 1:48pm C.S.:

Road trip?
Avatar 1:48pm geezerette:

Great show Julie! Thanks for doing it. :D
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Julie:

thanks so much for listening geezerette!
Avatar 1:53pm C.S.:

Such nice ebbs and flows to this broadcast, Julie. I love where you take us musically. Sad it's almost over. Thanks again!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Julie:

thanks for listening! Don't know when I'm back but I hope before long!
  1:57pm P-90:

Those of us in the WFMU neighborhood will be in a perfect position to view the 2017 solar eclipse. Assuming Trump is not elected and the world has not ended by then.

@Julie: thanks so much for filling in! Two hours is not quite enough to contain you and the joy you bring, but this was great, looking forward to more fill-ins soon. In the meantime I always enjoy your Tweets...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm doctorjazz:

Great Please Please Me cover.
Thanks for the show, enjoyed it!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 1:58pm listener james from westwood:

Delightfully sinister Beatles cover. And many thanks, Julie! Your archives are one of my most frequent go-to's for copyediting and proofreading music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Ike:

Sounded good, Julie.
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Julie:

thanks Ike!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 2:00pm Julie:

thanks so much everyone! hope to play at you again soon!
Avatar 🦇 Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Gosh, Syd Barrett's been gone ten years already.
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