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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 February 20, 2019: If Trees Could Walk (Fill-in for Ridgewood Radio)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Cool Maritime  Dropping In   Options Sharing Waves  Leaving Records  2018   
Andrew Richardson  Cathedral of Trees   Options Rainforest  A.R.M. Digital  1985   
Laurie Spiegel  Appalachian Grove II   Options The Expanding Universe  Unseen Worlds  2012  1974-1977 
?  Soundscape 2   The Soundscape of Suikinkutsu    2003   
Music behind DJ:
Daniel Lauter 
If Trees Could Walk   Options Quartz Crystal Bells  Modern Rites/Ancient Waves  1988   
Hannibal Marvin Peterson & The Sunrise Orchestra  Forest Sunrise   Options Children of the Fire  Sunrise Records  1974   
The Gary Burton Quartet With Orchestra  Fanfare; Mother of the Dead Man / Some Dirge   Options A Genuine Tong Funeral  RCA Victor  1968  composed & conducted by Carla Bley, with Larry Coryell, Gato Barbieri, Mike Mantler, etc. 
Anton Labucki  Sztajerek   Options I Wouldn't Sell You To Anyone: Eastern European Immigrant Musics in the U.S., 1917-29  Canary  2019   
Spike Jones & His City Slickers   Oh! By Jingo! (Oh! By Gee! By Gosh, By Gum, By Juv)   Options Oh! By Jingo! (Oh! By Gee! By Gosh, By Gum, By Juv) / The Sheik Of Araby 78  Bluebird  1943   
Woody Herman & His Orchestra   Who Dat Up Dere   Options Who Dat Up Dere / Let Me Love You Tonight (No Te Importe Saber) 78  Decca  1944   
Joe Harriott & Amancio D'Silva Quartet  Ballad for Goa   Options Hum Dono  Columbia  1969   
Lon Moshe & Southern Freedom Arkestra  Ballad for Bobby Hutcherson   Options Love is Where the Spirit Lies  Black Fire  1993  reissue 1993 - orig. rec. date 197? 
Marion Brown & Gunter Hampel  And Then They Embraced   Options Reeds 'N' Vibes  Improvising Artists Inc.  1978   
Music behind DJ:
Daniel Lauter 
If Trees Could Walk   Options Quartz Crystal Bells       
Baby Grandmothers  Bergakungen   Options Baby Grandmothers  Subliminal Sounds  2007  Live Klubb Filips, Stockholm, Late October 1967 
Pharoah Sanders  Balance   Options Izipho Zam (My Gifts)  Strata-East   1973   
Roland Kirk  A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing   Options Left & Right  Atlantic  1969   
Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou  Ballad of the Spirits   Options Éthiopiques 21: Piano Solo  Buda Musique  2006  1963 
Music behind DJ:
Daniel Lauter 
If Trees Could Walk   Options Quartz Crystal Bells       

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon (!!), Evan and all!
Avatar 3:01pm Flash Strap:

Hello James!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Stanley:

I think is my first ever live listen to this excellent show.
Joy spontaneously arises.
Avatar 3:02pm Flash Strap:

Hi Stanley! Welcome, what an occasion!
Avatar 3:03pm Flash Strap:

this is one of my absolute favorite records of 2018
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Ike:

Hi there!
Avatar 3:04pm Flash Strap:

Hi Ike! splendid to see you in the Room
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm steveo:

another first-timer; glad to be listening
Avatar 3:05pm Flash Strap:

Hi Steveo, welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm 23 Wolves:

Finding myself back again through happy chance as well. This sounds gooooooooooood.
Avatar 3:06pm Flash Strap:

Hello 23 Wolves!
Avatar 3:08pm Flash Strap:

beautiful Australian LP, this Andrew Richardson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm fleep:

If trees could walk, we wouldn't have had to slice a 25 foot fig tree to the ground today. Meanwhile, great music, Evan.
Avatar 3:10pm Flash Strap:

Hello Fleep, figslayer
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm JtotheK:

ahoy there Flash, everyone! excited for some daytime exploring.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm chresti:

Hello early explorers!
Avatar 3:12pm Flash Strap:

Hi JtotheK! Oh and Chresti too, How grand! welcome one and all, glad to have you with me, thank you for joining
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Ike:

Did you just drop out or something?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm doctorjazz:

I made a wrong turn around Antarctica (hard to find my way around in the melting glaciers) , and wound up here! Hi Explorers!
Avatar 3:15pm Flash Strap:

The Appalachian Grove trilogy may make up my favorite Laurie Spiegel material
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm doctorjazz:

Oops, think I'm on the stream ..
Avatar 3:15pm coelacanth∅:

hello again Evan and Explorers

...is this thing on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm steveo:

got the drummerbot
Avatar 3:15pm northguineahills:

Ohh, Laurie Spiegal, wait, the last I heard Appalachian Grove, it wasn't this Appalachian!
Avatar 3:16pm Flash Strap:

sorry little stream hiccup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm steveo:

through the looking glass
Avatar 3:17pm coelacanth∅:

yeah thought it was a side of Ms.Spiegel i'd never imagined
Avatar 3:28pm Flash Strap:

this record is so tremendous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm doctorjazz:

Love tubas...
Checked the last line of the track description ,Carla Bley, explains the wonderful arrangement (she disparages her early arrangements, but I love them!)
Avatar 3:32pm Flash Strap:

I do too! I didn't know she felt that way
Avatar 3:32pm Flash Strap:

great performances from everyone as well
Avatar 3:34pm Flash Strap:

I'd love to see it performed as intended, on stage and with costumes; I wonder if it ever was?
Avatar 3:38pm Flash Strap:

love the title of this compilation
Avatar 3:38pm Flash Strap:

"On the wedding day of Yanko and Katshka, the silence of the camp is broken by the sound of a screeching violin, followed by the wailing of a clarinet and the grunting of a bass viol. Above the discord of noise made by those instruments is heard the voice of the bridegroom, who leads the dance with the song: 'I am so glad I have you, I have you, and I wouldn’t sell you to anyone.' If you enter the house of the bride, you will find it full of sweltering humanity, all of it dancing up and down, down and up, while the fiddlers play and the bridegroom sings about 'The sweetheart he is glad to have and wouldn’t sell to any one.'
Avatar 3:38pm Flash Strap:

from here: canary-records.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm fleep:

Not going to put her on eBay? What a champ.
Avatar 3:40pm northguineahills:

TIL that Buckethead played w/ Bootsy Collins in 2008.
  3:40pm KevinfromBayRidge:

What a wonderful surprise to to be listening to Daytime FlashStrap!
Avatar 3:41pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Kevin!
Avatar 3:45pm Flash Strap:

btw don't forget we have Thatcher Keats and Rancho Thatchmo filling in for Gary Sullivan and Bodega Pop later today
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm listener james from westwood:

Your New Orleans Saints fans are nodding along to this Woody Herman.
Avatar 3:49pm Flash Strap:

you gotta play one for the saints fans every now and then
Avatar 3:50pm Flash Strap:

Hum Dono is such an otherworldly record. All of Joe Harriott's east-meets-west collaborations are top notch but this one is so unique and so gorgeous
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm steveo:

gotta love fill-ins; very glad for the introduction to this program :)
Avatar 4:03pm Flash Strap:

Explorers Room is very happy to make your acquaintance Steveo, come join us some Thursday night if you find the time
Avatar 4:05pm northguineahills:

I'm vibing to this!
Avatar 4:05pm Flash Strap:

almost gamelan-esque at times, this Marion Brown & Gunter Hampel
Avatar 4:05pm Flash Strap:

me too NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm steveo:

yes I will, FS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm chresti:

Glad I was able to catch you today-I usually tune in for Ridgewood Radio
Avatar 4:15pm Flash Strap:

extremely worth tuning in to, Ridgewood Radio! it's an honor to fill-in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm chresti:

Hi steveo, glad you discovered Explorers Room!
Avatar 4:17pm Flash Strap:

They didn't record very much at all, but they're really one of the great psych bands of the region. "Somebody Keeps Calling My Name" is an all-timer
Avatar 4:18pm Flash Strap:

their live sound reminds me of a less-traumatized German Oak, at times
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm passiflora:

Avatar 4:23pm Flash Strap:

Hi Passiflora, always a sight for sore eyes!
  4:27pm Dave Pulis:

i've never done a poo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm steveo:

me too, chresti, but more like it discovered me
Avatar 4:30pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dave
Avatar 4:30pm Flash Strap:

some of Sonny Sharrock's best work is on this track imo
  4:34pm Dave Pulis:

Avatar 4:35pm Flash Strap:

Nice to hear Lonnie Liston Smith banging it out this hard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm chresti:

Funny, the EST time now is when your show comes on PST, which is happy hour/tea time for me here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm doctorjazz:

Great set, Kirk!! !
Avatar 4:44pm Flash Strap:

I'm having tea now in your honor Chresti
Avatar 4:45pm Flash Strap:

love Kirk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm chresti:

Thanks, actually, I drink tea all day, then switch to a more psychoactive variety in the evening
Avatar 4:47pm Flash Strap:

I always encourage psychoactive tea as an accompaniment to Explorers Room
Avatar 4:48pm Flash Strap:

every once in a while I hit a phase where this record makes more sense to me than anything else in the world
Avatar 4:49pm Flash Strap:

over the years it's become my most listened to Ethiopiques record, which I wouldn't have expected
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm chresti:

it is lovely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm doctorjazz:

Ethiopiques, Little Danny had been playing from them recently this is lovely!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm chresti:

I keep thinking it's Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm listener james from westwood:

Lovely to hear this show live straight through; thanks, Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Stanley:

Great stuff Evan.
Joy indeed
Avatar 4:55pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure friends. can't wait to be with you once again, next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm steveo:

thanks Evan. i wonder if trees walk in their dreams
Avatar 4:55pm Flash Strap:

@doc: they're pretty much all great, that one's a bit of an outlier but so crucial and unique
Avatar 4:56pm Flash Strap:

i'd love to dream a tree's dream
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Evan ,see/hear you tomorrow.
Avatar 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Up next on hear ye Drummer stream: Ye great sound collage episode "Welling Up (like a crab you can walk backwards)", ye ol' Ken's Last Ever...
Join in! wfmu.org...
Avatar 4:58pm Flash Strap:

@doc: i have to be away tomorrow, i'm afraid. funeral alas
Avatar 4:58pm Flash Strap:

Hiya Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Michael 98145:

contemplate the similarity between heme and chlorophyll ...
Avatar 6:07pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan! (i got distracted, working)
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