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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 December 14, 2017: Deep in Velvet, An Electronic Magic Carpet

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Solitude   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962     
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Cherokee (Indian Love Call)   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962    0:05:25 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Trumpet in the Night   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962    0:09:04 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Where or When   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962    0:12:28 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Bert's Tune   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962    0:15:09 (Pop‑up)
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Just As Much As Ever   Options Afrikaan Beat  1962    0:18:02 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Stanley Black and His Orchestra 
Isn't It Heavenly   Options Red Velvet      0:21:44 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  Come Close To Me   Options Latin Swingers!  1961  also released under the title "Ted Heath Goes Latin"  0:30:16 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  Brazil   Options Latin Swingers!  1961    0:31:43 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  Amor   Options Latin Swingers!  1961    0:33:52 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  Frenesi   Options Latin Swingers!  1961    0:37:13 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  Perfidia   Options Latin Swingers!  1961    0:39:23 (Pop‑up)
Ted Heath and His Music  The Breeze and I   Options Latin Swingers!  1961    0:42:26 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Toreador's Song (Carmen)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing  1959  Bizet  0:46:25 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   The Quartet (Rigoletto)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing  1959  Verdi  0:48:28 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing  1959  Mascagni  0:50:18 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Caro Nome (Rigoletto)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing  1959  Verdi  0:51:15 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Flower Song (Faust)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing  1959  Gounod  0:52:21 (Pop‑up)
Edmundo Ros And His Orchestra   Drinking Song (La Traviata)   Options Ros At The Opera – Latin American Tempos for Dancing    Verdi  0:56:58 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore         1:01:47 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Canto Karabali (Jungle Drums)   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:08:01 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Baiao   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:09:58 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Recado   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:12:50 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Ba   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Contiga En La Distancia   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Caterina Valente with Edmundo Ros & his Orchestra  Adios   Options Fire & Frenzy  1960    1:20:03 (Pop‑up)
Monte Moya & The Surfers  I Waited So Long   Options Percussionata  1963    1:23:09 (Pop‑up)
Monte Moya & The Surfers  Black Orchid   Options Percussionata  1963    1:25:32 (Pop‑up)
Monte Moya & The Surfers  Lucero   Options Percussionata  1963    1:29:15 (Pop‑up)
Monte Moya & The Surfers  Masa Coti   Options Percussionata  1963    1:34:21 (Pop‑up)
John McFarland Sextet  Where or When   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959    1:38:28 (Pop‑up)
John McFarland Sextet  Forbidden   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959    1:43:03 (Pop‑up)
John McFarland Sextet  Midnight by a Persian Waterfall   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959    1:46:15 (Pop‑up)
John McFarland Sextet  Head Hunters   Options Provocatif - 9 Exotic Motifs  1959    1:48:43 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Caribbean Lagoon         1:51:09 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  Drums of India   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961  "Electronic magic carpet of melody in percussion"  1:59:00 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  Petticoats of Portugal   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961    2:00:49 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  Chinatown My Chinatown   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961    2:01:55 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  By the Waters of the Minnetonka   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961    2:03:53 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  Managua Nicaragua   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961    2:05:41 (Pop‑up)
Billy Mure and his Orchestra  The Japanese Sandman   Options Around the World in Percussion  1961    2:07:35 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Enchanted Island   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:10:36 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Pearly Shells   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:13:53 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Quiet Village   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:16:12 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Soft Sands   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:19:31 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Bali Ha'i   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:22:26 (Pop‑up)
The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett  Red Sails in the Sunset   Options Return to Paradise  1965    2:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Syntonic Research Series 
Wood-Masted Sailboat   Options       2:27:58 (Pop‑up)
Bill Ewing at the Organ with the Viennese Symphonic Orchestra  Caesar and Cleopatra   Options Cleopatra  196?  vocal: Helen Alexandria  2:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Joe Maneri & Group  The Nile   Options The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile  1963  uncredited on LP; drummer Pete Dolger  2:45:33 (Pop‑up)
Joe Maneri & Group  Palm Rendezvous   Options The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile  1963    2:50:26 (Pop‑up)
Joe Maneri & Group  Song of the Pyramids   Options The Music of Cleopatra on the Nile  1963    2:53:03 (Pop‑up)
Leda Annest & Phil Moore  Portrait Of Leda, Part I   Options Portrait of Leda  1958    2:57:41 (Pop‑up)
Leda Annest & Phil Moore  Portrait Of Leda, Part II   Options Portrait of Leda  1958    3:08:11 (Pop‑up)
Bill Ewing at the Organ with the Viennese Symphonic Orchestra  Antony and Cleopatra   Options Cleopatra  196?  vocal: Helen Alexandria  3:19:44 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dan Gibson 
Sound of the Surf   Options Solitudes: Environmental Sound Experiences, Volume Two      3:26:20 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:33:55 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  El Lobo (The Wolf)   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:35:33 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Tijuana Sauerkraut   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:38:11 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Desafinado   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:41:18 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Mexico   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:44:39 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Never On A Sunday   Options The Lonely Bull  1962    3:47:32 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  Besame Mucho   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    3:51:16 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  Perfidia   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    3:53:14 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  Magic is the Moonlight   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    3:57:58 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  Amor   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    3:59:02 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  Yours   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    4:01:43 (Pop‑up)
Trio Los Panchos  You Belong To My Heart   Options Canciones Del Corazon  1960    4:04:40 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  El Coco   Options South American Nights  1956    4:07:48 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  Inspiration   Options South American Nights  1956    4:09:56 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  Amapola   Options South American Nights  1956    4:12:54 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  Maria Elena   Options South American Nights  1956    4:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  Valencia   Options South American Nights  1956    4:17:31 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Murad's Harmonicats  La Rosita   Options South American Nights  1956    4:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Heavy Surf on Rocky Point and Along a Sand Spit         4:22:52 (Pop‑up)
Buck Clayton, Trummy Young, Dicky Wells, George Johnson, Billy Taylor, Al McKIbbon, Brick Fleagle, Jimmy Crawford  Saratoga Special; Sentimental Summer; Harlem Cradle Song; My Good Man Sam   Options Jazz All Stars  1958    4:31:34 (Pop‑up)
Sandy Williams, Joe Thomas, Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Jones, Brick Fleagle, Sid Weiss, Shelly Manne  Chili Con Carney, Mountain Air, After Hours on Dream Street, Sumpin' Jumpin' Around Here   Options Jazz All Stars  1958    4:41:22 (Pop‑up)
Alfred Newman & Ken Darby  Madonna of the Flowers   Options Ports of Paradise  1960    4:52:38 (Pop‑up)
Alfred Newman & Ken Darby  To You Sweetheart, Aloha   Options Ports of Paradise  1960    4:54:31 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:10pm Flash Strap:

Hello explorers! We have a lot of dusty vinyl to plow through tonight
Avatar 6:33pm XapnoMapcase:

Bring it on Flash
Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Filling in for Little Danny tonight, so this Room will be Explorin' till midnight!

Hi there Xapno with the Mapcase!
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm doctorjazz:

Avatar 7:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Hyde! Doc!
  7:02pm zonk ludlow:

Hi all.
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Zonk! Hello! How are we this evening, explorers all?
Avatar 7:06pm Flash Strap:

revisiting Afrikaan Beat to start but after that, mostly new business and old friends less recently seen
  7:06pm zonk ludlow:

Very tropical like day in my neck of the woods, sure the tunes will provide the soundtrack.
Avatar 7:07pm hyde:

not bad here. just laying low, finishing my book
Avatar 7:08pm hyde:

i don't think i knew that Bert Kaempfert wrote the music for Strangers in the Night and Danke Schoen
Avatar 7:09pm Flash Strap:

@zonk: for a stretch of the evening, it will indeed get increasingly tropical in here
Avatar 7:10pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: weird, isn't it
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

It's absolutely demented how many times I've listened to this record
Avatar 7:13pm northguineahills:

Ok, leaving work, hear ya later Flash!
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

hello and goodbye my good friend NGH, catch you on the flip I hope
Avatar 7:16pm Flash Strap:

@NGH, if you can still hear me: really comin around to love that new face, btw
Avatar 7:21pm geezerette:

0<(:c3 HO! HO! HO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm listener james from westwood:

Whoa, mega-Explorers Room!
  7:27pm zonk ludlow:

An alternative theme for tonight could be one mans trash, another mans treasure.
Avatar 7:30pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

Hahaha Hi Geezerette!

Hi Listener James! You have a new face too!

@Zonk: indeed
Avatar 7:30pm still b/p:

(Pant, pant) The promo message promised the banal. Did I miss it?
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

Hi B/P! Insofar as you missed Bert Kaempfert, yes
Avatar 7:32pm Flash Strap:

depends how you feel about the Very Reasonable Ted Heath though
Avatar 7:34pm Flash Strap:

it's a pretty good cover: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:35pm Flash Strap:

he has some great covers... I picked this one up at the same time I think: c1.staticflickr.com...
Avatar 7:37pm still b/p:

I'm a happy fan o' Frenesi....maybe ANY version.
Avatar 7:38pm Flash Strap:

me too
Avatar 7:40pm Flash Strap:

Perfidia as well, always welcome. actually, I could say that about almost every selection on this LP, which is why I like it and so many of those that are like it (and they are pretty numerous)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm doctorjazz:

This has to be the world's schiziest show, from Krautrock to this...? (in a good way, of course)
Avatar 7:45pm Flash Strap:

we contain multitudes in the Explorers Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm doctorjazz:

A Night At The Opera, latin style.
Avatar 7:46pm Flash Strap:

anything that taps the vein of exoticism, the Room may tap into as well
Avatar 7:47pm geezerette:

So funny how American culture used to smooth all the edges off everything, use ketchup instead of salsa,cast Doris Day as an innocent 45 year old virgin...now all cultural "product" has slid to the opposite end of the spectrum.
  7:49pm zonk ludlow:

A very different take on the Toreadors' Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xQOFOKYoo
Avatar 7:50pm still b/p:

You feed the multitudes with loaves and schizzes.

The funny thing about a bunch of the 60s Doris Day flicks is that, despite their squeaky clean pose and rep, they are overloaded with suggestiveness....about "it," who wants "it," whether she will do "it, " misunderstandings around "it."
Avatar 7:55pm northguineahills:

Made it back home after hitting the store, good dancing toons!
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

love that old fashioned innuendo
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

Hey again NGH!
Avatar 7:56pm geezerette:

haha! hmmm...what could "it" possibly have been?
Wonder if that was so children could be dragged to the theater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi chums
Avatar 8:04pm coelacanth∅:

hello Evan and Explorers
Avatar 8:05pm still b/p:

The whole plot of "That Touch of Mink" turns on whether she'll decide to go with Cary Grant.....and do it! It's all pretty clearly discussed, in terms suitable in its day.
We were shown one movie a year in the auditorium at the Catholic school I attended. One year it was The Glass Bottom Boat. It only occurred to me later to wonder what the nuns thought of the semi-farce moments late in the film regarding who's gullibly waiting for Doris in which bedroom...and to wonder how the film passed muster at all.
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

Hello Melinda! And Coelacanth!
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

This whole LP is such tremendous fun
Avatar 8:09pm hyde:

when i was in like fourth or fifth grade, we had a school assembly where they showed Polanski's Macbeth. I don't know how that passed muster!
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

almost an Umiliani vibe
Avatar 8:09pm Flash Strap:

@Hyde: wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm melinda:

Yes to the Umiliani vibe.
Avatar 8:12pm geezerette:

still b/p: Good story!
Howdy, Coel & Melinda!

Hyde, amazing!

I'm seeing an incredible Technicolor production number in my head! :D
Avatar 8:13pm still b/p:

Banal, banal,
Bup bah ba dada...

Of course, it ain't the b-word at all. Like much of this music...I don't know why...it strikes a significant chord of appeal with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm doctorjazz:

OK, time for the commute home, later!
Avatar 8:16pm Flash Strap:

Safe journeys, Doc!
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

I hear ya, b/p. this record in particular is pretty unique, sublime, even
Avatar 8:20pm geezerette:

Really gorgeous voice.
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

lotta unique, even quite rare, stuff lined up for tonight, despite the dollar-bin conceit
Avatar 8:21pm Flash Strap:

I'll second that, G
Avatar 8:26pm northguineahills:

vibraphone on!
Avatar 8:27pm Flash Strap:

this lp being one of my better finds, I think

the other thing that inspired tonight's wanderings: I've been exploring my stacks in preparation for a more high-effort marathon premium this year. it will be all relatively obscure exotica from my own collection, and going through everything made me want to do another all-vinyl show
Avatar 8:28pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: indeed, indeed!
Avatar 8:30pm still b/p:

Took a little side-trip to watch Caterina with Dean Martin, sittin' on a helluva hammock, doing One Note Samba. The mugging around doesn't help anything, but the rendition, which is really all her, is nice.
Avatar 8:30pm northguineahills:

This afternoon, I had to drive my boss to pick up the company truck in the shop. Since I've been listening to my cds in abc order, I was on Marc Behrens (Raster-Noton Recs), "I told him, I hope you like algorthm derived process electronic rhythmic music". He didn't complain.
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

oooh, i need to check that out! what's it from?
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

@NGH: haha who doesn't?
Avatar 8:32pm still b/p:

Looks like his show.
Avatar 8:32pm Flash Strap:

makes sense
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

next one's an old favorite here in the room
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

This is one of my most beloved records, truly
Avatar 8:40pm Flash Strap:

perfect blend of jazz and exotica
Avatar 8:43pm hyde:

having some wacky connectivity issues with the stream tonight from my end. is cutting out like every 30 seconds in VLC. not sure what the deal is, but i may need to come back for the archive. it's driving me nuts!
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

That sucks Hyde! is anyone else getting that? from my end, I'm showing no problems
  8:48pm yellowbird:

Fine on this end
Avatar 8:48pm hyde:

no, i think it's just the wifi here for some reason. it's just coming and going, won't play the stream consistently. it's weird.
Avatar 8:48pm Flash Strap:

thanks bird
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

that sucks when that happens, man. I feel your pain
Avatar 8:50pm still b/p:

It's started! It's today's net neutrality nullification vote!
My connection gets chokey and balky often enough, but is good tonight.
Avatar 8:56pm still b/p:

Also for later , Caterina and Bing! I didn't watch it yet.
And then there are some stumbled-on Enoch Light cha-chas to browse. See what you incite?
Avatar 8:59pm Flash Strap:

god damn and also fuck this net neutrality-repeal

guillotines when?
Avatar 9:00pm Flash Strap:

happy to incite Enoch Light!
Avatar 9:02pm Flash Strap:

This LP is a mixed bag for sure, which is consistent with all the Billy Mure I've heard. Weird collision of styles
Avatar 9:04pm glenn:

there is a guillotine on st. pierre et miquelon. maybe they'd rent it out.
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Glenn! perhaps we should inquire
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

wild to think that Minnetonka became a popular tune because someone recorded a Native American singing it on an Edison cylinder in 1911
Avatar 9:09pm still b/p:

Intros are wincing-funny. "This one is Oriental now. Got it? Like Chinese or Japanese, see?"
Avatar 9:10pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah. just all the subtlety of a ... of a ... well, a gong
Avatar 9:12pm Flash Strap:

the "Oriental melody" is a virus, there's so many more interesting ways to establish an Orientalist premise, even within an ignorant/exoticist milieu
Avatar 9:16pm Flash Strap:

this is the best Tommy Garrett LP I've heard by far
Avatar 9:19pm still b/p:

Maybe I should arrange a lanai rental by the shore for my wake and have these things playing. Ever DJ a wake?
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

a luau-wake is strangely nice sounding. I hope yours is nowhere near impending, however
Avatar 9:25pm northguineahills:

Gotta love the reverb on this Tommy Garrett.
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

it really sends it over the top!
Avatar 9:31pm still b/p:

Every time I see an image of a recording studio, back when they were sizeable, they seem visually drab and uninspiring. How could these pieces be laid down without having a little thematic decoration going on?
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

I always wonder too... that's why I really love seeing Lee Perry's studio, or imagining Arthur Lyman recording in the Kaiser Aluminum Dome, in the open Hawaiian air
Avatar 9:39pm northguineahills:

operatic vocals w/ (is that a wurley?) organ, can't beat that!
Avatar 9:41pm XapnoMapcase:

I'm slowly putting together a studio of sorts and can't help emphasising look as much as sound
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

I agree, truly unbeatable! I love this record; it's worth a little bit of change but I'd never sell it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42pm JtotheK:

hiya Flash and explorers.
Avatar 9:43pm Flash Strap:

Hi there J-K!
Avatar 9:44pm northguineahills:

pics when done, plox, XapnoMapcase.

(looking a map porn to make into a shower curtain right now, although I'm done geographizing for the day).
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

second pic request, Xapno
Avatar 9:48pm northguineahills:

wait, is this that Joe Maneri, father of Mat?
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

yes, exactly!
Avatar 9:50pm Flash Strap:

quite rare this record, or so i'm told
Avatar 9:50pm still b/p:

No bulletin here, but we'd have a better world, and I have to think happier people/employees, if the visual environment was always an active factor. Saw video -- in yet another "the boots sure are popular story" -- of a nearby L.L. Bean assembly facility, and good god it was nothing but indifferent light industrial look & layout...visual busyness of working necessities only. Even Bean's can't do better?
Avatar 9:53pm XapnoMapcase:

Sure thing NGH and FS, although at the rate its coming together I can't promise anything soon.
Avatar 9:53pm northguineahills:

Wow, I've only heard Joe's stuff from the 90s forwards which was much closer to Mat's jazz/improv aesthetic.

@still b/p: I'm getting my boss to put up (my) maps and photos of out study sites to brighten the office to add some context and color.
Avatar 9:58pm still b/p:

Excellent, ngh!

Jut had a look at Perry's studio flavor. Like my apartment, only while my mess is fairly eclectic it's less purposeful. Saw an unfortunate post-burn view of his studio, too. One of his reported comments: "I am so sad and my wife is so mad."
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

@B/P: amazing. what a perfect thing to say.

I'm seeing him perform Super Ape in January, I wonder what on earth that will be like?
Avatar 10:00pm northguineahills:

@b/p: Black Ark Perry?
Avatar 10:01pm still b/p:

Yah yah yah.
Avatar 10:02pm Flash Strap:

this is a really strange record, i don;t pull it out that often but when I do it's transfixing
Avatar 10:03pm XapnoMapcase:

loving it!
Avatar 10:05pm Flash Strap:

it's sort of monstrous!
Avatar 10:10pm Flash Strap:

wow this is wild stuff baby
Avatar 10:12pm still b/p:

Columbia "Adventures in Sound" series, I see. I like to imagine a voice saying "It's Chinese-Japanese, see?" and "It's Adventures in Sound, see?" being like Red Riding Hood voice from the Bugs cartoon. "...which I'm taking to my Grandma...to have, SEE?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm Alex In Illinois:

Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta.
Avatar 10:13pm Flash Strap:

Some bizarre LPs on the Adventures in Sound series
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14pm Alex In Illinois:

That was copied & pasted from wikipedia
  10:15pm Dean:

Man, I wish I had a machine that could copy and paste.
Avatar 10:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Alex! that myth brings to mind one of my favorite 16th c. paintings: 1.bp.blogspot.com...
Avatar 10:16pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean!
  10:17pm Dean:


Not to mention a poem by Yeats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17pm JtotheK:

i enjoyed the Leda LP so much last time you spun it that i ended up procuring, so great! fun to spin when my wife has guests over.
Avatar 10:18pm still b/p:

I was gonna say artists of yore very fond of Leda and the Swan as subject for painting, and sculpting. Sometimes not leaving the primary act just to suggestion and imagination.
  10:19pm Dean:

My favorite 16th c.--early 16th c.--painting is Raphael's Madonna and Child with Book.
Avatar 10:20pm Flash Strap:

That's so awesome to hear, J-K! awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21pm melinda:

I like the organ.
Avatar 10:26pm northguineahills:

I said exactly the same, melinda, about their earlier track.
Avatar 10:32pm northguineahills:

I'm still waiting for someone to do a 12 hour GTDS fill-in slot.
Avatar 10:34pm Flash Strap:

this is the best Herb track, El Lobo
Avatar 10:34pm Flash Strap:

I love EL LOBO
Avatar 10:35pm northguineahills:

Wow, haven't heard this Herb!
Avatar 10:37pm Flash Strap:

It's his first, best LP, and it's 90% great
  10:37pm Dean:

One of the LPs I spun regularly c.'65. My parents owned it, of course.
Avatar 10:38pm Flash Strap:

real Dad record. by which I mean, this is my Dad's actual copy
Avatar 10:38pm Flash Strap:

pretty brutal stereo mix though
  10:39pm Dean:

Well, the *real* dad record was whipped cream, but not for the stereo separation.
Avatar 10:39pm still b/p:

The Lonely Bull is the kinda thing they'd play on WHDH..among others... in Boston in the 60s.

The animated Ferdinand the Bull movie, fresh made, in the typical pattern for such adaptations, looks like it has NOTHING of the story's fundamental simplicity, nor the charm or style of the original illustrations, which is discouraging. How you'd keep those qualities in a full-length picture, I don't know. But it seems a far departure.
Avatar 10:41pm still b/p:

If we're playing complaint bingo tonight, I might be a winner.
Avatar 10:42pm Flash Strap:

yeah, to hell with that Ferdinand movie, ooh it's so awful what they do to the children these days

whipped cream has That Cover but wow does the Bull beat it on tunes
  10:43pm Dean:

"They"? "These days"?

We have always done it.
  10:45pm Dean:

Not that Pixar isn't anathema.
Avatar 10:46pm Flash Strap:

mostly being tongue in cheek there, but, i mean, i'm not going to say children's media hasn't always been a cesspit of ideological conditioning, but it's getting increasingly, specifically, consumerist in very insidious ways and nothing heightens the grotesquerie of it like inserting it into the very simply-told, elegant, pacifist fable Ferdinand
  10:47pm Dean:

I'm unaware of a new Ferdinand, but I avoid cinema altogether. Gotta say, though, that the consumerism trend ain't partial against children.
Avatar 10:47pm Flash Strap:

love how Herb uses surf guitar on this album
Avatar 10:48pm XapnoMapcase:

I'm off. Thanks for having me in the room with you.
Avatar 10:48pm Flash Strap:

too true on that score Dean

Hate to say goodbye, love to say thanks for tuning in, Xapno
Avatar 10:51pm Flash Strap:

this here is the Trio in the Johnny Albino period
Avatar 10:54pm still b/p:

Something about these Trio recordings recalls a sound quality earlier than 1960.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55pm melinda:

Thanks for playing Herb. When I was in high school I would play Lonely Bull in the morning before going to school. The melancholy vibe suited me, I guess, but I think the repetition drove my sister nuts because her room was right next to mine.
Avatar 10:57pm Flash Strap:

I always think so too, B/P.

I love that, Melinda
  11:02pm Dean:

Pardon the tangent here, but I think it's relevant to WFMU. Cliff Lynch, a really smart and open thinker about the times in which we live, recently posted an article at First Monday about the conundrum of capturing a cultural record on the 'net: http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/8097/6583

The Atlantic picked it up: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/12/it-might-be-impossible-for-future-historians-to-understand-our-internet/547463/

If your time is strictly limited, read the Atlantic article. Otherwise, read Cliff's piece as well. WFMU is responsibly archiving its record, to the benefit of many *future* listeners. Consider the situations Cliff addresses...
Avatar 11:03pm Flash Strap:

Sounds crucial, Dean. Thanks for linking to those
  11:04pm zonk ludlow:

Loving this bracket, feeling the LD vibe and picture him roaming the desert somewhere in Texas.
Avatar 11:06pm Flash Strap:

He's roaming, but I don't know quite where. he's a man of mystery, that LD
Avatar 11:08pm Flash Strap:

check out the faces on this cover: img.discogs.com...
  11:08pm zonk ludlow:

Think you both may possess those mysterious qualities.
  11:10pm zonk ludlow:

That cover resembles my lounge room from a couple of weeks ago.
Avatar 11:11pm Flash Strap:

haha it's a weird room!
Avatar 11:11pm still b/p:

If someone exhorted me to go outside because there's an extraordinary display of the Aurora Borealis AND Jesus returning in glory, I'd say, "...but....Harmonicats...going Latin...see?"
Avatar 11:12pm geezerette:

Thanks Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12pm Alex In Illinois:

WHat Dean mentioned reminds me of a web site that no longer exists. Maybe it was 15 years ago. I think it was called Virgin Mary Night Light but it was pretending to be views of future historians drawing wrong conclusions about artifacts from our time.
Avatar 11:13pm Flash Strap:

B/P you can take it outside with you! combine the phenomenons!
Avatar 11:13pm geezerette:

Anyone know the origin of those ruffled sleeves?
Avatar 11:14pm Flash Strap:

Hi Alex! that sounds hilarious
Avatar 11:14pm Flash Strap:

I want to say they have to do with the Tango, but that barely qualifies as a guess, let alone information
Avatar 11:17pm geezerette:

Tracking back, they always make me think of whipped cream.
Pretty sure plantation workers didn't wear them...
Avatar 11:18pm still b/p:

I think this is "Green Acres" in a different time signature.
Avatar 11:19pm Flash Strap:

@G: sort of hard to do a quick google on this, "Latin puffy sleeves" did not return the info i wanted
Avatar 11:22pm geezerette:

ha! and it's "custom high-fidelity", not just off the rack.
  11:22pm Dean:

  11:23pm Dean:

Run this search:

costume tango sleeves ruffles site:wikipedia.org
Avatar 11:29pm still b/p:

This edition of the show earns five drink umbrellas and multi-multi-ruffles. Thanks for it, and for doing a fill-in so finely.
Avatar 11:30pm Flash Strap:

such a cool cover: img.discogs.com...
  11:32pm zonk ludlow:

Cheers Flash, thanks for the tunes. Hope you have an enjoyable Xmas break. Lee Perry in the new year makes me think Santa has been kind already. The reworking of Super Ape is pretty fine and worth investigating, sure it will be a killer show.
  11:33pm zonk ludlow:

Forgot to add yuletide wishes to all you explorers. Hope it is filled with good times for all.
Avatar 11:34pm Flash Strap:

Thanks for sayin' so, B/P

Same to you, Zonk, and I'll be sure to let you know how the show is, though we'll be together in the comments before then I'm sure
Avatar 11:36pm coelacanth∅:

hey Evan (yes i'm still here!) maybe i missed it did you say you're seeing Lee Perry?
Avatar 11:38pm Flash Strap:

Hey C! glad you're still here! yeah, i'm seeing him in january
Avatar 11:43pm coelacanth∅:

heh, just want to warn you (if you haven't seen him before) don't get too stoked for a lot of music! -maybe there will be that but when i saw him he ranted about the ark and the conspiracy and such about 2/3 of the time, at least.
...interesting, for sure, but a little frustrating when we weren't expecting it and hoped to be skanking all night.
Avatar 11:46pm Flash Strap:

good to know. that actually sounds like a great time... I know he's getting loopier by the day. Still, the show is ostensibly him playing Super Ape in its entirety so we'll see how that all comes together
Avatar 11:48pm coelacanth∅:

yeah, i would've gone anyway, but with a different mindset.
anyway that was in the 90s; maybe he's got most of that off his chest by now!
Avatar 11:48pm Flash Strap:

he's a wild man and a wild card since forever
Avatar 11:49pm still b/p:

If it's too talky, Evan be like, "I am so sad and my wife is so mad."
Avatar 11:49pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 11:50pm northguineahills:

Weird, I have this album, My grandmother gave it to me (w/ others). Before then, I had n idea my grandparents liked jazz (conservative methodists in WV). MY grandfather had been dead for 10 years at the time. My parents have no clue about jazz.
Avatar 11:52pm Flash Strap:

it's that sort of record, somehow
  11:53pm zonk ludlow:

During the 90s Mr Perry was very chatty when I saw him, most recently though (2 years ago) he had a commanding band and was super good. If he has the line-up that played on Super Ape Returns To Conquer you'll be sure to enjoy.
Avatar 11:54pm northguineahills:

danks Evan, fun evening!
Avatar 11:55pm Flash Strap:

well, this wraps up my five hour test of the repair on my turntable's channel dropout issue

no drop outs! thanks for being with me tonight, friends
Avatar 11:55pm geezerette:

Evan, thanks for the excellent audio rum drinks. Feeling tipsily refreshed! Above and beyond!
Avatar 11:56pm coelacanth∅:

hmm, maybe i'll go see him again, if i can.
when i saw him, his band was awesome...and clearly tired of sitting there not playing for i think over an hour. (during Scratch's 2nd rant of the night)
Avatar 11:56pm still b/p:

I've noted before that I've never heard from, or about, anyone who was in this sort of recording chorus. Where'd they all go? Shouldn't we encounter a mention, a story of a parent or aunt...? ..Somewhere..sometime?
Avatar 11:57pm Flash Strap:

my great great pleasure, Geezerette!

next week, Little Danny returns (but I do not) and the week after that, I shall return to close out another year of the Explorers Room
Avatar 11:58pm Flash Strap:

goodnight, all!
Avatar 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thank you Evan! have a fun week away, i hope and great holiday.
good night all
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