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Options February 4, 2017: The World Is Upside Down

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Flipping A Picture Of A Bat Upside Down Makes Them Look Like They’re Partying

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Add N To (X)  Little Black Rocks In The Sun   Options Little Black Rocks In The Sun  Mute  1998     
Iannis Xenakis  Diamorphoses   Options Musique Concrète  Cacophonic  2016  Original 1960  0:11:04 (Pop‑up)
Steve Reich  My Name Is   Options Steve Reich At UC Berkeley University Museum 11.7.1970  modern silence  2016    0:17:41 (Pop‑up)
CP/BW  Whips Chips Chains and Dips   Options Untitled  Unknown  2016    0:23:55 (Pop‑up)
Gary Numan  Metal   Options The Pleasure Principle  Beggars Banquet  2015    0:27:32 (Pop‑up)
Yapoos ヤプーズ  Kiss wo キスを   Options Yapoos keikaku ヤプーズ計画  Baidis  1987    0:30:44 (Pop‑up)
Slowdive  Crazy For You   Options Pygmalion  Creation  1995    0:34:55 (Pop‑up)
Suzuki Junzo スズキジュンゾ  L'eau et les cicatrices シカトリスの水   Options La Course du lievre a travers les champs 狼は天使の匂い  Plunk's Plan Recordings  2016    0:40:37 (Pop‑up)
Shoichi Miyazawa 宮沢正一  Concrete コンクリート   Options Jinchukan 人中間  Inundo  2008  Original 1982  0:53:17 (Pop‑up)
John Gibson  Thrum   Options Traces  Innova  2016    1:09:47 (Pop‑up)
Jean Louis  Maximator   Options Jean Louis  Tranchemusic   2008    1:18:33 (Pop‑up)
Alan Courtis  Hombrear   Options Los Galpones  Fabrica  2017    1:21:05 (Pop‑up)
Koenjihyakkei 高円寺百景  Wammilica Iffirom   Options Angherr Shisspa  Magaibutsu  2005    1:36:14 (Pop‑up)
Kronos Quartet & Alejandro Flores  El Llorar   Options Nuevo  Nonesuch  2002    1:44:40 (Pop‑up)
Kodé Di Dona, José Vaz  Minina, Kus'E K'N Fase-U   Options Cap-Vert: Kodé Di Dona  Ocora  1996    1:48:20 (Pop‑up)
Ebenezer Calender & His Maringar Band  Ma Pa Ma Timoh   Options African Elegant - Sierra Leone's Kru / Krio Calypso Connection  Original Music   1992    1:51:52 (Pop‑up)
Kasagi Shizuko 笠置シヅ子  Essassa Manbo エッサッサ・マンボ   Options   Nippon Columbia   1955    1:54:18 (Pop‑up)
Shigeo Kusunoki 楠木繁夫  Kokkyo wo koete 国境を越えて   Options 21世紀に伝えたい〜 永遠の名曲 全曲集 (上)  Teichiku  2001  Original 1934  1:57:20 (Pop‑up)
Orin Asape Eko  Irewolede Denge   Options African Popular Music: Archives 1926-1952  Buda Musique  2004    2:00:43 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm listener james from westwood:

Whoo, blue! Dig it and the dancing bats!
Avatar 12:01pm fred:

You know how some kids try to "save" a bird they find on the ground? As a kid I did that too, except it was a bat
These bats have wicked dance moves
Avatar 12:01pm fred:

Good afternoon James and Mayuko
Avatar 12:04pm Mayuko:

Good afternoon, james, fred, thank you for tuning in! These bats do look like having a party! fred, that sounds like something a future WFMU listener as a child would do, haha. Did you find it in a park?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm listener james from westwood:

How do, fred and Mayuko!
Avatar 12:11pm fred:

I found it in a shed next to a church in my grandparent's small countryside village. My grandmother wasn't too thrilled with my find
Avatar 12:15pm Mayuko:

I don't know why some people hates bats. They're normal looking mammals. Besides Central park has a fun Bat walk you can do with a guide who carries some device that catches high frequency and so you can listen to their sound. Slugs are much scarier than them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Let's do the Batusi!
Avatar 12:20pm Mayuko:

Ah, I probably should have brought Prince with me. Hello, Ken!
Avatar 12:21pm fred:

I just love Steve Reich's music
Avatar 12:22pm Mayuko:

Yes! This is just so, so good!!!
Avatar 12:23pm fred:

Someone somewhere has probably done a similar thing with the "please call Stella" archive. I wish I could hear that
Avatar 12:25pm Mayuko:

Serious Moonlight Sonatas's Carol should play that track repeatedly for 3 hours since it says 'my name is Carol' (I heard so anyway...) I'd listen to it completely drunk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm listener james from westwood:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Scraps deSelby:

hey h'lo
Avatar 12:30pm Mayuko:

A few days ago I realized that it seemed I had never played Gary Numan, I don't know why! Makes no sense.
Avatar 12:30pm Mayuko:

Hallo, Scraps, thank you for tuning in!
Avatar 12:31pm fred:

Maybe someday I'll manage to wake up early enough to catch Carol"s whole show. I said that with Jonathan's show and never pulled it off though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm paul b:

Bat story: when I was in college ('80s) living in a group of shabby off-campus apartments called the Knox boxes a nieghbor, a Chinese girl, came over in an absulutely terrified state and told us there was a monster in her apartment. She wanted us (me, roomates) to gather ourselves with weapons and go over and do battle with it. When we got there we found a tiny bat bat crouched in a corner of the ceiling. We chased it gently out a window with a broom. Made me think a lot of people may know about bats without ever seeing one close
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Scraps:

When i hear the reich piece i always think of the airline erotica musical piece in All That Jazz
Avatar 12:36pm fred:

That was Yapoos? Wow, this band covered a lot of ground
Avatar 12:38pm Mayuko:

Hi paul b! That is funny. I thought bats are a symbol of fortune or charm or something like that in China, but doesn't mean people necessarily like them I suppose. I'd collect people to fight against slugs if they appear in my room, but bats really are not that scary looking thing at all!
  12:40pm zmzz:

got tuned in just now. good you played Xenakis.
Avatar 12:45pm Mayuko:

allo, zmzz! thanks for the comment yesterday! good for you making it to Nagasaki. I only went so long ago but I thought it was a beautiful place. very interesting history too. would love to go back there.
Avatar 12:48pm fred:

I saw Ectoplasm Girls yesterday and really liked their set. Melodic noise if that makes sense. I hadn't heard about them before, and was wary because they had a video on, but it was dance footage so that turned out OK for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Good day, Mayuko and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm paul b:

Mayuko, I remember having the impression at the time she had never seen a bat before. She did not seem to know what it was. I admit I've never been that enamored of bats myself, despite their being fairly common in the town I grew up in. However the bats in your playlist header picture today look pretty cute (even as they imagine to themselves they look ferocious)
Avatar 12:52pm Mayuko:

Ectoplasm Girls sounds familiar, think I heard it on WFMU. "Melodic Noise" does make perfect sense!
Avatar 12:52pm Mayuko:

Hello, Doug!!!! Good day to you too!
Avatar 1:01pm fred:

I'm getting this premium (as if there was any doubt about that)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Webhamster Henry:

I used to have bats fly in the house every once in a while. We'd have the top of the window open and they'd chase a fly in the house and couldn't figure out how to get out. I'd catch them with a fishnet and bring them outside.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Doug Schulkind:

This year's crop of premiums look especially magnificent!
Avatar 1:04pm fred:

'l'eau et les cicatrices" means "water and scars"
  1:06pm zmzz:

right. did you know where's memorials and statues from all around the world surrounding the Fountain of Peace. interestingly St. Paul donated a memorial representing US as a sole city.
Avatar 1:08pm fred:

@Doug: I wish I could afford to get them all like I used to, but even though I'm extra motivated with Nachum leaving, it looks like a stretch
  1:14pm zmzz:

gotta go. away for so long, i have lists of errands to tackle. catch you later.
Avatar 1:15pm Mayuko:

fred, it comes with a poster. it's rather a poster that comes with music. hope you'll like it!
Avatar 1:16pm Mayuko:

oh and thanks for the translation! re: water and scar
Avatar 1:17pm Mayuko:

Thanks for tuning in Webhamster Henry! That sounds like they were causing a little too much trouble.
Avatar 1:22pm fred:

Jean Louis! I only saw them once, but I loved that show.
And I plan to see Alan Courtis on Monday
Avatar 1:25pm Mayuko:

zmzz, I did not know about those donated statues! Will look them up! I did go to the park, but it was a tour and, I was behind the group because some local man hanging out in the park started talking to me about the atomic bomb and I nearly got lost. Had to run to catch up with the group, no time to really look around. Funny memory.
In any case, good luck with the errands and have a good weekend!
Avatar 1:30pm Mayuko:

@fred It must be great to see Alan Courtis live playing tracks from this album. I really like this.
Avatar 1:30pm fred:

also, "La Course du lievre a travers les champs" means something like "the hare's run across the fields"
Are the Japanese titles similar?
Avatar 1:33pm Mayuko:

ha, that's totally different, in Japanese it's like "The wolf smells like an angel." Japanese people somehow love French. I don't think I've seen that many people naming their songs with Spanish. Meanwhile, Haruomi Hosono named his tracks with esperanto!
Avatar 1:34pm fred:

Alan Courtis isn't playing solo but as part of a super-group with the former owner of Bimbo Tower and a member of Sun Plexus. I'll probably hide from him because I tried and failed to put him in touch with researchers for one of his projects with autistic teens
Avatar 1:38pm fred:

Esperanto? Is that why Sakamoto named an album this way? (I love that record)
Avatar 1:42pm Mayuko:

What I seem to remember is that in that time period Ryuichi was trying to illustrate the feeling of "neo geo" = new geography of the world and music, so probably the language that (was supposed to) represent the borderless world was a good motif for that theme? can't remember what years those albums were offhand, but think they were closer to each other in the late 80's...
Avatar 1:43pm fred:

I think Koenjihyakkei must have heard Magma at some point
Avatar 1:43pm Mayuko:

should play something from that album Esperanto sometime! I don't think I've had anything from it yet.
Avatar 1:45pm fred:

My copy of it says Esperanto is from 1985
Avatar 1:50pm fred:

I used to see Kronos every year, but they now are beyond my price range
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:54pm Ike:

Uh oh, I'm late! Am I going to get penalized?
Avatar 1:56pm Mayuko:

Yes, Ike, the penalty is to stand upside down for 1 minute. It's actually very hard (unless you do yoga regularly.) Thanks for tuning in!
Avatar 1:58pm fred:

@Ike: Its not happening, you're being late is no big deal. We're all glad your here
Avatar 2:01pm Mayuko:

This is my last song today - thank you all for listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

See you next week, Mayuko. Same bat-time; same bat-channel!
Avatar 2:02pm fred:

Thanks Mayuko, I had the perfect setup today: ice cream and oreos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm listener james from westwood:

Many thanks, Mayuko!
Avatar 2:09pm Mayuko:

Thanks again all, I'll go get me ice cream too! See you all next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Ike:

Ha ha ha ha I can't do it! Clearly my penalty is to finally go to yoga class like I've been saying I would.
Avatar 2:10pm Mayuko:

@Ike YES!!
  5:02pm David:

I finally had a Saturday off
and completely forgot to
listen.. miss hearing your show
  11:05am Suzuki Junzo:

Hi. Happen to find here, and thanks for playing my track from latest album!! And find you are talking about titles of the track and album. Let me talk about this. La Course du lievre a travers les champs. Taking its name from the 1972 René Clément film And Hope to Die (which was itself adapted from one of Suzuki’s favorite noir novels, David Goodis' Black Friday). This movie's script writer is Sebastian Japrisot named "la course..." and later he novelized this. Off course based on the story "Black Friday" by my fav David goodis. "Black Friday" s Jap Title is "The Wolf Smells like an angels" . Thanks!
  11:11am Suzuki Junzo:

And Cicatrice, is the Big Chief's name of Indian tribe in the movie. Called "The Searchers" by John Ford.
Avatar 10:09pm Mayuko:

Whoa, thank YOU Junzo san! Will quote and explain this in my upcoming show!!
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