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Grand pianos in the surf, singing frogs, hyphenated psych, outtakes, live collaging, twangy drone, old folk, and ephemeral pop.

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Options September 25, 2018: love to the big eyeball.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Tossi Aaron  Fernario   Options Tossi Sings Folksongs And Ballads  Prestige International  1961  Tossi Aaron, 1928(?)-2018  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Marissa Nadler  I Can't Listen to Gene Clark Anymore   Options For My Crimes  Sacred Bones  2018    0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Johnson  Velvet Arc   Options Velvet Arc  Trouble in Mind  2016    0:06:14 (Pop‑up)
Adam Osmond  The Sound of Silence But With Every Other Beat Removed   Options   (no label)  2018  via YouTube  0:12:00 (Pop‑up)
Mike Nezmeme  Moon Over the Rio Grande   Options Nezwave  (no label)  2018  via YouTube  0:13:26 (Pop‑up)
Chirgilchin  Lonely Man   Options Collectible  Pure Nature Music  2007    0:20:57 (Pop‑up)
Jan Hertz  Hohner Pigini Freebass Accordion   Options One Instrument  One Instrument  2018    0:27:46 (Pop‑up)
The Residents  Six More Miles (To the Graveyard)   Options Stars and Hank Forever (American Composer Series, v. 2)  ESD  1985/2000  all love to Hardy Fox. https://www.residents.com/news/?article=20180921-0732  0:31:13 (Pop‑up)
The Residents  Rhapsody in Blue   Options George & James (American Composer Series, v. 1)  ESD  1984/2000    0:35:27 (Pop‑up)
The Residents  Would We Be Alive?   Options Mark of the Mole / Intermission  Mute  1982/1985    0:45:54 (Pop‑up)
The Residents  Fingertips (x3)   Options The Commercial Album  ESD  1980/1986    0:51:03 (Pop‑up)
H.Fox - Bobuck  Going Once Going Twice   Options Nachtzug  (no label)  2018  via Bandcamp  0:54:11 (Pop‑up)
H.Fox - Bobuck  The Sound of Silence   Options Nineteen-Sixty-Seven  (no label)  2018  via Bandcamp  0:57:04 (Pop‑up)
Skip Spence  Little Hands (take 2)   Options Andoaragain  Modern Harmonic  1969/2018    1:16:43 (Pop‑up)
Träden  Hoppas du förstär (Hope You Understand)   Options Träden  Gashud/Subliminal Sounds  2018    1:20:17 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young & the Ducks  Little Wing   Options Santa Cruz 1977  (no label)  1977    1:26:28 (Pop‑up)
Weeed  This   Options This  Important  2018    1:30:50 (Pop‑up)
Sun City Girls  Apna Desh   Options 330,003 Crossdressers from Beyond the Rig Veda  Abduction  1996    1:42:27 (Pop‑up)
Borzoi  The Tonsure Twist   Options A Prayer For War  12XU  2018    1:47:08 (Pop‑up)
Adam Osmond  Highway to Hell But With Every Other Beat Missing   Options   (no label)  2018  via YouTube  1:50:02 (Pop‑up)
Akiko Yano  Rose Garden   Options Tadaima.  We Want Sounds  1980/2018    1:51:39 (Pop‑up)
Foodman  Mozuku feat. Pillow Person   Options ARU NO OTOKO DENSETSU  Sun Ark  2018    1:55:05 (Pop‑up)
Rod Hamilton & Tiffany Seal  Tryptic Dance   Options Enchanted Forest  (no label)  2018  via Free Music Archive  1:58:30 (Pop‑up)
Secret Drum Band  Jazz (Timber Sale)   Options Dynamics  XRAY  2017    2:02:11 (Pop‑up)
Integendeel  07   Options DO The Limbabwe (Spin Age Blasters 2018 Premium)  (no label)  1980s/2018    2:06:18 (Pop‑up)
Horacio Vaggione  #1   Options 9 June 2018 Issue Project Room  Issue Project Room  2018    2:09:08 (Pop‑up)
Jeremy Barnes  Live in Satan's Finger, part 1   Options Spring '17  LM Dupli-Cation   2018    2:13:33 (Pop‑up)
Illitch  Elle Voulait Que Je Sois Drole   Options 10 Suicides  Superior Viaduct  1980/2015    2:28:10 (Pop‑up)
Eli  Early fall   Options   (no label)  2018  via Soundcloud  2:39:31 (Pop‑up)
Bertuf  La Gnossienne   Options   Gooom Disque  1999    2:42:26 (Pop‑up)
Astor  II   Options Alcor  Kye  2012    2:43:35 (Pop‑up)
Juggable Offense  Seazzzzones   Options The Derelict  (no label)  2018    2:45:06 (Pop‑up)
Arp  Il Sogno Di Monica   Options Mexican Summer: A Decade Deeper  Mexican Summer  2018    2:53:14 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:03am mauri:

good good good good good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am Scraps:

Simon & Garfunkel did a variant of this...
  12:11am Mike tp:

a sweet Arc....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14am Scraps:

Really? Is this.... interesting?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am Aitch:

The silent bits were exemplary
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am Scraps:

(the Osmond piece)
  12:15am DJ E:

I thought my connection was lagging.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16am jj.:

necessary is relative, of course, but i genuinely enjoyed the phrasings/melodies that got created by the removal of the beats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17am Scraps:

Ah! Okay, I didn’t hear that.
  12:21am MONEYBAG$:

the other day I drove by a theater that said TONIGHT: MICHAEL NESMITH on the marquee and I almost crashed...so upset about being out of the nez loop
  12:24am miketp:

chirgilchin is a great band name.the song rocks.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24am jj.:

i knew the shows were happening, but couldn't make it. still bummed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25am jj.:

also, get back in the nez loop starting here: www.rollingstone.com...
Avatar 12:25am northguineahills:

This is a great soundtrack for shaving off your beard!
  12:25am DJ E:

Oh, I liked it but I was confused at first until I read the song title. also thought you might have been playing a scratched 45.
  12:27am Dean:

Hardy Fox, gone. Will there be tributes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29am jj.:

indeed, residents set coming up in a matter of minutes. not sure about gone, precisely, but en route. therefore, sending love.
  12:29am MONEYBAG$:

last summer during the bakers dozen I sat in my hotel room all day reading the Nez bio. With the heat on. In August.
  12:33am Dean:

Hits the spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34am Aitch:

Yes a post Residents world will be a poorer place
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36am jj.:

y'know, not actually sure it's going to be a post-residents world. he resigned from the band a few years ago, and they've continued on, which kinda makes sense given who they are (or aren't).
  12:38am katharsis:

Internal siren response system fully functioning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39am Scraps:

Hell, I didn’t know that the Residents had names.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39am jj.:

they didn't have names 'til he resigned & copped to being a resident!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40am Scraps:

And I didn’t know that
Avatar 12:42am ReadingDoonesbury:

West Coast greetings. Late, but glad to be in time to catch the Residents.
  12:43am Dean:

I first read about them in Trouser Press, c.'75. My first acquisition was Fingerprince from a vendor at the Capitol Records building record swap meet. A treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44am jj.:

i discovered them through a sleepaway camp counselor in the early '90s who had 2 milkcrates of CDs with him for the summer. one random indie rock, one entirely residents. went home with tapes of some.
  12:46am Dean:

Buddy of mine gave me the Beatles EP, numbered, for a birthday many years ago. I still believe their magnum opus is Eskimo.
  12:47am Dean:

Played that in the record store where I worked c.'79. A head turner.
  12:47am Dean:

And MotM was the only tour I caught, Roxy, Sunset Blvd.
  12:48am Dean:

(Saw them not too long ago here in Berkeley, too, at the old art museum space.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48am Aitch:

Hard to have a favourite, but the relentless pace of The Commercial Album my go-to, or Duck Stab, etc etc..lots of it.
  12:49am rw:

Hello! I don't remember when I first heard of The Residents but I have a friend who still tells the story of how I played them for him on the crappy tape deck in the high school darkroom and it freaked him out. It may have been their cover of Satisfaction.
  12:50am Dean:

Hell, yes! Duck Stab, Satisfaction, Commercial Album (with Frith et al.). What a catalog!
  12:50am rw:

And, a crate full of nothing but Residents? That sounds intense in and of itself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50am jj.:

that milk crate blew my mind in many ways, not just the music, but everything about its existence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51am Aitch:

The Elvis covers on The King and Eye quite threatening as well. Elvis was one sick puppy
  12:52am Dean:

"Please don't squeeze the Charmin says Mr. Whipple!"
  12:52am DJ E:

The performance of this song that they use in the Documentary from a few years ago was pretty intense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52am Scraps:

Apparently one Charles Bobuck was a Resident, and left a few years ago. I dunno, maybe it’s Fox also. I’m not sure about reality when discussing the Residents
  12:52am rw:

And... thanks jj for playing that Gershwin! I'd never heard it. Rhapsody in Blue was my grandfather's favorite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52am Aitch:

Bobuck is Fox
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53am Scraps:

see, you say it....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am Aitch:

And 3 times was the point of the album. 1x verse and 1x chorus 3 times for a pop song. They gave you 1 verse and 1 chorus and you were supposed to retape it for yourself to make it commercial. Bonus you get 40 songs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am Scraps:

from an interview: “HARDY: I can’t speak for Charles.”

But of course he would say that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am jj.:

yup, that was my intention in playing it 3x!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am resident∅coelacanth:

  12:57am Dean:

A Jon Hassell vibe. Was he a Resident?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59am jj.:

i'll take the fairly obvious solo releases under the name "h.fox-bobuck" over the past few years as decent evidence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59am jmd:

Goodbye and thanks, Hardy. We'll miss you. Thanks Jesse for playing.
  1:01am Dean:

I mean, was Hassell one of them? A joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05am Scraps:

Dean, I think he was responding to me about Fox / Bobuck
  1:05am Dean:

Gotcha, Scraps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06am Scraps:

Except maybe you weren’t saying what I thought you were saying. Argh.
  1:08am Dean:

I was saying precisely what I assumed you would think I was saying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08am Scraps:

  1:09am Dean:

"Whew!"?! How dare you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10am Scraps:

  1:15am Dean:

FYI, David Crosby lectured at Harvard today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16am Scraps:

Well, I didn’t say “necessary”, I said “interesting”. Either way, I wish I hadn’t. My comment was not necessary.
  1:16am ypp:

and toss said fernario not fenario
  1:17am Dean:

Something, I think, about hippies in California, about which he is presumably an authority.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21am Scraps:

Jeezus. I was on the Well for a while, and one thing I discovered was Croz was an asshole, but even worse, had nothing interesting to say. He just wanted to bask in the glory of being Croz, and there were unashamed acolytes who provided his pleasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22am Scraps:

Another unnecessary comment!
  1:23am Dean:

I have no direct experience with The Well, but I am mildly familiar with Howard Rheingold's stupid book about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:24am Scraps:

I never read it. The book was before my time.
  1:27am katharsis:

Mmm like a warpy relaxed david burn
  1:28am Dean:

It was right in the middle of my time, and it pissed me off.
Avatar 1:29am ReadingDoonesbury:

OOOOOH. Nice. gotta check out this Santa Cruz thing.
  1:29am Dean:

Don't get me wrong. I imagine The Well was amazing. But Rheingold, not so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30am coelacanth∅:

i don't know what "the well" is but i've heard Crosby has been a douche and it bums me out a little because i think some of the best byrds songs and some of the best csny songs are his, and i like his solo work; and he had/has a beautiful voice. easily the best vocals of csny, in my opinion.
  1:31am rw:

It's necessary for me to check out now. Thanks for the radio Jesse! Good night everyone. Take care and be well!
  1:31am formerly known as the soundguy from the Court Tav:

This Little Wing is amazing; I've never heard a live version of this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32am coelacanth∅:

and interesting Neil Young played after träden, who very definitely listens to Neil Young. (ie, cortez the killer)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34am jj.:

yeah, i like this version way more than the hawks & doves version. neil didn't do too many new originals with the ducks, and there's a lot of meh ducks tunes on the compilations. definitely recommend this mix: aquariumdrunkard.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34am Scraps:

I liked the Well, but it slowly, slowly died. (It probably still exists.)
  1:35am Dean:

The Well was a pre-Internet (more precisely, pre-publicly available 'net) network located, I believe, in the Bay Area, that allowed its members to communicate remotely with each other. Hence, it was a proto-Internet/WWW. Instead of TCP/IP, it relied on ordinary twisted pair dial-up access.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37am Scraps:

(I was there from 1986 to about 2002? Something like that.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Dean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41am Scraps:

It grew out of the Whole Earth Catalog (Whole Earth Lectronic Link)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42am Scraps:

sorry, eLectronic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45am Scraps:

That’s my favorite Sun City Girls album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53am Scraps:

Now this works for me, for some reason (ac/dc)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34am Aitch:

Always an enjoyable show.
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