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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 May 18, 2017: Water Planet - Amazonia - Space Trip

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Bun  東南島 (Southeast Island)   Options 水の惑星 Kalimba Music    1992  水の惑星 = "Water Planet"  0:02:01 (Pop‑up)
Bun  龍宮 (Ryu-Gu)   Options 水の惑星 Kalimba Music    1992    0:08:05 (Pop‑up)
Bun  朝もやの中にて (In the morning sun)   Options 水の惑星 Kalimba Music    1992    0:12:03 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Sanford Ponder 
Frontier   Options         0:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Angel Rada  Delirium   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas  Uraniun  1988    0:25:53 (Pop‑up)
Sonorhc  Passoula   Options Amazonia    1985    0:30:26 (Pop‑up)
Finis Africae  El Hechicero   Options Amazonia    1990    0:32:34 (Pop‑up)
Sonorhc  Sanza Sun   Options Amazonia    1985    0:35:32 (Pop‑up)
Finis Africae  Hombres Trueno   Options Amazonia    1990    0:37:38 (Pop‑up)
Sonorhc  Green Tank   Options Amazonia    1985    0:41:01 (Pop‑up)
Finis Africae  Hassell, el Oso Hormiguero   Options Amazonia    1990    0:43:15 (Pop‑up)
Roger Baudet  Reverie   Options Reveries D'Un Pere Tranquille    1985    0:45:13 (Pop‑up)
Roger Baudet  Reverie   Options Reveries D'Un Pere Tranquille    1985    0:48:30 (Pop‑up)
Roger Baudet  Reverie   Options Reveries D'Un Pere Tranquille    1985    0:51:20 (Pop‑up)
Cybe  Bali Pulau Bagus   Options Tropische Verlangen    198?    0:53:49 (Pop‑up)
Angel Rada  Extasis Primitivo   Options Impressiones Etnosonicas  Uraniun  1988    0:56:24 (Pop‑up)
Teddy Lasry  Back to Amazonia   Options Back to Amazonia  Sonimage  1987    1:01:14 (Pop‑up)
Sonorhc  A Ouanary   Options Amazonia    1985    1:06:05 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Pit Piccinelli, Fred Gales, Walter Maioli  
Amazonia 6891 : Mixed Tape   Options         1:07:53 (Pop‑up)
Al Massrieen  Asef Gedan   Options Modern Music  Habibi Funk  198?  Egypt  1:14:41 (Pop‑up)
Denis Mpunga & Paul K.  Intermezzo III   Options Criola    1980-84  Congo / Belgium  1:18:03 (Pop‑up)
Denis Mpunga & Paul K.  Criola   Options Criola    1980-84  Congo / Belgium  1:21:38 (Pop‑up)
George Smallwood  Loser   Options Loser    19??  selections from Loser recorded live in Maryland 1975-2015  1:25:02 (Pop‑up)
Geraldo Pino  5th Beethoven Africana   Options Boogie Fever    1978  Sierra Leone / Nigeria / West Africa  1:29:01 (Pop‑up)
Geraldo Pino & the Heartbeats  Blackman Was Born To Be Free   Options Afro Soco Soul Live    1972  rec. in Lagos  1:33:24 (Pop‑up)
Paul Hurlock  My African Religion   Options Two Sides of I    1982  Jamaica  1:39:57 (Pop‑up)
Yishak Banjaw  Segno Sra Allebign   Options Love Songs Vol. 2    1982  Ethiopia / Eritrea  1:43:28 (Pop‑up)
Anna Makirere  E Avatea E   Options Tiare Avatea      Recorded in Rarotonga, Cook Islands Originally released in 1981 on cassette  1:50:36 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Clara Mondshine 
  Luna Africana        1:54:47 (Pop‑up)
Appendix  Space Trip   Options Space Trip    1973    2:01:12 (Pop‑up)
Charles Cha Cha Shaw  Melted Soul   Options Kingdom Come    1979    2:03:37 (Pop‑up)
Yusef Lateef  Back Home   Options The Blue Yusef Lateef    1968    2:06:10 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Smith  Psychedelic Pi   Options Drives    1970    2:11:19 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra Quartet  Disco 2021   Options Singles: The Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1991    1978    2:16:51 (Pop‑up)
Oliver Nelson  Skull Session   Options Skull Session    1975    2:19:05 (Pop‑up)
Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural  Satin-A   Options Candy Clouds    1970    2:25:04 (Pop‑up)
Charles Cha Cha Shaw  Chain Reaction   Options Kingdom Come    1979    2:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Lonnie Smith  Move Your Hand   Options Move Your Hand    1970    2:35:20 (Pop‑up)
Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra  Ballad for Bobby Hutcherson   Options Love is Where the Spirit Lies  Black Fire  1976    2:45:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Lonnie Smith 
Layin' in the Cut   Options Move Your Hand    1970    2:50:28 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Evening to you all, explorers
Avatar 7:08pm David D:

Good evening, Evan!
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

David D.! How are you friend?
Avatar 7:09pm David D:

Not bad, enjoying this piece, thanks! And you?
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

After a busy day, I'm sort of using this set to decompress, honestly

I spent the day running a sort of collage workshop for clever high school students, and now I am tired!

gonna get funky in here a little later on though
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

I love this album to bits. with the field sounds, each track feels like a different garden
Avatar 7:15pm northguineahills:

I knew a Japanese artist named Bun, but he did mostly quiet noise music.
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

Good evening NGH! I always think your avatar is like a ninja/samurai mask, like Shredder wears

then I remember it is wolves
Avatar 7:19pm David D:

It is fantastic - perfect for my decompression as well. Funky works though, too...
Avatar 7:19pm David D:

Hello NGH!
Avatar 7:20pm northguineahills:

mascara de los lobos, si!
Avatar 7:21pm northguineahills:

howdeez, David!
Avatar 7:27pm hyde:

Avatar 7:27pm geezerette:

Good evening Evan!
Hello NGH!
Howdy David!
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde and very happy to see you
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

Hellow mellow Geezerette and warm welcome to you
Avatar 7:28pm geezerette:

Hi Hyde!
Avatar 7:28pm hyde:

always glad to be here. didn't know quite what to do with myself last week...
Avatar 7:28pm Flash Strap:

I love how this track breathes
Avatar 7:28pm hyde:

yay, geezerette!
Avatar 7:29pm Flash Strap:

me either Hyde
Avatar 7:30pm David D:

Greetings Geezerette and Hyde!
Avatar 7:31pm hyde:

hiya David D.
Avatar 7:32pm David D:

These last two tracks have a certain fizz.
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

Oh I agree, very fizzy
Avatar 7:36pm geezerette:

un foto del Hechicero.
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

damn, what a bruiser! does hechicero mean sorceror?
Avatar 7:39pm hyde:

it's ninety degrees in this here cabin, so this set feels right on
Avatar 7:39pm geezerette:

I think so.
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

I'm sweatin bullets here too Hyde
Avatar 7:41pm northguineahills:

aye, hechicero is wizard.
Avatar 7:42pm hyde:

i told this story last night at the Bodega, but on Tuesday night I slept with a down comforter and had to shut the one window i left open at 3 am because i was freezing. and now it's 90.

it's the lack of transition that's getting to me.
Avatar 7:46pm geezerette:

Weather capricious here too. Much more humid than it used to be.
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

That's insane, Hyde. Boggles the actual mind
Avatar 7:48pm geezerette:

Dreams of a calm father?
Avatar 7:48pm Flash Strap:

slight Rick Wakeman vibe on that last track
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

@G: apparently! weird title, even in a land of weird titles
Avatar 7:51pm hyde:

i hope i don't have to talk about how much i loved Wakeman's Journey to the Center of the Earth when i was fifteen again
Avatar 7:52pm geezerette:

ha, probably dreams of a relaxed father,still makes no sense though.
Love the music.
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

I hope you do!

I loved that record during that same year of life, and I love it to this day
Avatar 7:57pm hyde:

hmmm, maybe i need to try it again. i loved it then, didn't listen to it for like 25 years and took it out from the library, and thought it sounded kinda bad. but that was some tie ago. maybe it's gotten better in the interim.
  7:57pm Doug Schulkind:

Bali hi and Bali hello, Flash Strap and fellow expeditioners!
Avatar 8:00pm geezerette:

The natives are friendly here Doug.
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

Helli-Lo Doug!
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

it is sort of bad Hyde, almost unbearably so in parts, but I have great affection for it. and there are a few passages that really are top-notch in terms of prog's baroque, grand, silliness
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

plus, the sleeve art and booklet are absurdly fun to look at!
Avatar 8:05pm David D:

Amazahoy, Doug!
Avatar 8:06pm geezerette:

Need my eyes elsewhere but my ears are staying right here.
Avatar 8:07pm hyde:

yes! the analog LP and booklet are great.

tho it's funny how some stuff ages well with you and some doesn't. i still sure love the Herbie Hancock Headhunters record that i loved then. those first couple Mahavishnu Orchestra records still sound great. the Oregon and Weather Report records? not so much. at least now.

but maybe the latter will sound good to me again in 20 years. who can say.
Avatar 8:07pm David D:

Yes, it is interesting to revisit music from a long time ago. I've been doing that a bit lately with varied results...
Avatar 8:08pm hyde:

@David D. heh, exactly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm melinda:

hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:15pm Dave in Vermont:

Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda, Hi Dave!
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

what a jam
Avatar 8:18pm Little Danny:

Evening Flash and fellow explorers! I got here as fast as I could
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

Ah, hello Little Danny! How've you been my brother?
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

love the cover of this, so wild: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:21pm hyde:

there is a little wren that lives in a bush outside my place and it is tweeting like crazy and it fits in so well with this track that it could easily be a part of it
Avatar 8:23pm Flash Strap:

I love when that happens as much as I love music itself
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

the echo on that drum is OUT of CONTROL
Avatar 8:30pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan and the argonauts
Avatar 8:32pm David D:

Dig the 5th...
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

Hey C.! Just watched Argonauts again for like the 20th time. Still untouchably awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm melinda:

I still have not seen the Argonauts.
Avatar 8:34pm Flash Strap:

Me too, DD! Gerlado Pino is great. Dig the cover for this one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 8:35pm David D:

It definitely goes with the music!
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

Highly recommended, Melinda!

Anybody else root for the skeletons (or rather, the people summoning them) at the end of Argonauts? I get so pissed that Jason is just stealing their fleece, like an imperialist pigdog. So good, though
Avatar 8:38pm northguineahills:

So, Flash, you share the sentiment of TMBGs as well....
Avatar 8:39pm northguineahills:

"...I'd be fired if that were my job, After killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts..."
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

I am totally unaware of that which you reference, NGH! enlighten me please of my comrades in thought
Avatar 8:40pm Little Danny:

I watched J & the Argonauts after ingesting a review of it online that was convincingly enthusiastic. I'm now wondering if I read it at yer website, Flash. Did you write about it?
Avatar 8:41pm hyde:

oh, i totally root for the skeletons. i also root for the Talos statue--i mean, Hera says t take nothing but food and water, and Jason steals that brooch. jerk.
Avatar 8:43pm Flash Strap:

Exactly Hyde! Jason's such a fuckin putz... but what an adventure, my god

That Talos scene is my favorite part

Wasn't me, LD! Did you dig it?
Avatar 8:43pm coelacanth∅:

haha Evan i certainly wasn't associating you with Jason the imperialist pigdog!

-i actually have never seen the movie either; i just know the basic idea of the story - that they were adventurers and considered heroes.
Avatar 8:44pm northguineahills:

They Might Be Giants' "Little Birdhouse in Your Soul" from 'Flood' (1990).
Avatar 8:44pm Little Danny:

@Flash of course!
Avatar 8:45pm David D:

I'm not your only friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Doug Schulkind:

I come from Alabama with Banjaw on my knee.
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: you know, I've never really listened to anything of theirs, is that weird? Seems weird now that I'm saying it

@C: it's a really hilarious part of the movie that the guy who plays Jason is a total colossal dud and it makes it impossible to sympathize with his idiotic choices, unlike say Odysseus, who is unforgivable in every way but tends to project charisma that helps you get in on his adventure from his point of view. It's a feature of Argonauts though, not a bug
Avatar 8:48pm David D:

Some comments seem strange when separated from what they refer to. Others are posted on the wrong playlist.
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

@LD: of course, why did I even ask!

@Doug: I think I first heard this on your show, actually. True?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Hey everybody, I did some counting this afternoon. There are now


programs on Give the Drummer Radio.
Avatar 8:50pm northguineahills:

I've seen the original, and if I'm not mistaken, MS3K also did the movie as well (need to look it up now that most of the old episodes are up on Netflix [I believe])
Avatar 8:50pm coelacanth∅:

hmm, maybe i should go over to the crossroads and say hi to Kevin and the argonauts...
Avatar 8:51pm David D:

No, I managed that this afternoon when I posted to Trouble instead of Amanda.
Avatar 8:52pm northguineahills:

@Doug: I thought you were referring to your weekly digit count. (still have yet to grow that sixth toe, no matter how much I try).
Avatar 8:52pm David D:

@Doug: That is fantastic! Have you kept a record of the development of the stream?
Avatar 8:53pm northguineahills:

It's embarrassing when you're on the correct playlist but accidentally press play on the wrong program, and then nothing makes sense to yourself, or others on the playlist.
Avatar 8:53pm coelacanth∅:

isn't there an assponys song in which he's thankful that he woke up with all his digits?
Avatar 8:53pm Flash Strap:


That's phenomenal Doug! That's phenomenal everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Doug Schulkind:

I figure people can just cut me open and count the concentric rings.
Avatar 8:54pm David D:

@ngh: Yes and all the cross-talk makes comments seem absolutely bizarre sometimes - but I guess that's half the joy.
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

@coelacanth∅: That sounds familiar.
Avatar 8:55pm coelacanth∅:

Doug i don't mean to embarrass you but i did that and there were many more than 20 rings.
Avatar 8:55pm David D:

We gave the drummer saw.
Avatar 8:55pm hyde:

@Flash the guy who played Jason (Todd Armstrong) was actually a rich kid who tried to become an actor and failed, became a gardener, and then got a screen test because he worked for the woman who played the mother on the Dennis the Menace TV show. But his voice in the Argonauts film is dubbed by another actor. He was never in much else (soe tv and a film of two) and eventually shot himself after getting addicted to painkillers. It's a classic Hollywood story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm Doug Schulkind:

My rings are wearing rings.
Avatar 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

your inner Ringo?
Avatar 9:01pm quinn:

you had me at 1973
Avatar 9:02pm coelacanth∅:

assponys lyric: "It's evening and I'm alive
No bruises or abrasions outside
No bones protruding through my skin
What a wonderful way for the day to end"
(that's what i was thinking of, i think)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03pm Uncle Michael:

good evening, explorers
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: it's ghastly, but that's about what I would have guessed. That show business!
Avatar 9:05pm still b/p:

Slice 'im, dat drummah, and play 'im:
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

Quinn! What a rare delight!

And Uncle Michael! What a hairy fright!
Avatar 9:06pm geezerette:

mmmm...melted soul with cha cha slaw.
Avatar 9:07pm Flash Strap:

Still B/P! hello and hello!
Avatar 9:07pm hyde:

fwiw, if anyone's interested that Appendix record is still a live link at Ezhevika Fields ezhevika.blogspot.com...
Avatar 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

stillbp very interesting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm Doug Schulkind:

This song makes my knees not work.
Avatar 9:10pm hyde:

@Doug you like Yusef Lateef? who knew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Uncle Michael:

This song reminds me of aspects of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's "East West".
Avatar 9:11pm Flash Strap:

I hear ya, UM
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12pm Uncle Michael:

I meant "Back Home", to be clear.
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

Loud and clear
Avatar 9:14pm northguineahills:

Missed this Lonnie Smith somehow, nice title....
Avatar 9:14pm Little Danny:

This set is crushing it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm Doug Schulkind:

I am also fond of breathing.
Avatar 9:15pm Flash Strap:

Doug likes all the best stuff
Avatar 9:16pm hyde:

it's so true
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

t'anks LD
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

amazing art on this one: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:21pm geezerette:

My head is shrinking.
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

and the back: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 9:22pm geezerette:

wow, that cover!
Avatar 9:24pm geezerette:

Evan, who did the art work.?
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

Bob Grossé, apparently
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:25pm Uncle Michael:

Wow. I love Oliver Nelson. Who knew?
Avatar 9:25pm David D:

This is and has all been brilliant, Evan - thanks!
Avatar 9:26pm geezerette:

Thanks,so intense.
Avatar 9:27pm Flash Strap:

I don't think I have a single other O. Nelson release, or have heard one, but I know I've heard him play on some great Leon Thomas stuff, and maybe some Dolphy too, if memory serves
Avatar 9:28pm hyde:

man, i can't find anything out about Bob Grossé beyond that he also did the cover for Lonnie Liston Smith's Afro-desia
  9:30pm Jeff g.:

Ah the dulcet tones of Dulfer...
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

I didn't know he did that one too!

point of fact: it's not Lonnie Liston Smith, but rather Lonnie Smith, the Doctor himself (who we have heard in this set tonight and will hear again). Probably the 2 most easily confused people on the planet.
Avatar 9:31pm hyde:

@Flash The Blues and the Abstract Truth is one of the great jazz records of the early sixties. (it has Dolphy)
Avatar 9:32pm hyde:

@Flash whoops, right. thanks for the correction!
Avatar 9:32pm geezerette:

hyde, how mysterious. That cover art is so strong.
Avatar 9:32pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: oh, is he on that! that one is great

Hi Jeff G!
Avatar 9:34pm hyde:

the whole band that plays on Blues & the Abstract Truth is ridiculous
Avatar 9:35pm Flash Strap:

you are doing me the service of reminding me to listen to it again SOON, what a monster LP
Avatar 9:35pm still b/p:

Like that Chain Reaction. Name doesn't suit it somehow though. Ain't ears-brain weird?
Avatar 9:36pm Flash Strap:

This song drives me wild
Avatar 9:37pm hyde:

heh, and i have to check my backups, but i am now pretty much convinced that i have Lonnie Smith's Afro-Desia filed in my Smith, Lonnie Liston folder
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

know what you mean, BP. Sounds more like a box of protractors falling down wet stairs
Avatar 9:38pm geezerette:

Evan, was not aware of Shaw before this show and it's knocking me out.

This set!!!
Avatar 9:40pm Flash Strap:

there was definitely a time when I had a great admiration for the versatile funk n groove AAND spiritual vibes sound of the one and only Lonnie Liston Smith

I was almost relieved when they turned out to be two different guys, both with funky fashion
Avatar 9:40pm still b/p:

Careful....fall right on your Pythagoras.
Avatar 9:41pm Flash Strap:

@G: that Shaw record is hit and miss but the hits are pure TNT!

glad you're diggin this set 'cause I am too, in a big way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Been enjoying.
Avatar 9:46pm northguineahills:

I gotta move. Thanks Evan, great set!
Avatar 9:47pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab! Glad to hear it

Thanks NGH, catch ya later
Avatar 9:50pm geezerette:

"Ballad for B H", hauntingly beautiful.
Avatar 9:51pm David D:

Thanks again, Evan, stellar stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm Ike:

Avatar 9:53pm geezerette:

Evan, wonderful show.
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

Awesome show Evan. Thanks for all you do
Avatar 9:55pm still b/p:

Needle drop and give me 20!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Uncle Michael:

Thanks Evan
  9:56pm sara:

great show! Thank you
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike!

Thanks all!
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

yeah, this was fantastic, thnx.
Avatar 9:57pm Flash Strap:

Hi Sara and thanks for listening!
Avatar 9:58pm Little Danny:

Join me! Adventure awaits: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:59pm Kris Holmes:

love this lonnie smith
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

Thank you LD and Thank you Uncle and Thank you Hyde and Thank you Geezerette and hello Kris! and thanks to everyone see you next week
Avatar 10:12pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! (belated)
have a great week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03am Stanley:

Great show, Evan
Get that Hans Dulfer & Ritmo Natural track, yay!
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