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Options April 11, 2019: A Baroque Tapestry of Grandeur and Excess

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Third Ear Band  Mosaic   Options Alchemy  Harvest  1969    0:01:56 (Pop‑up)
Baroque Jazz Trio  Zoma   Options Baroque Jazz Trio  Saravah  1970    0:07:51 (Pop‑up)
Carl Stone  Sukothai   Options Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties  Unseen Worlds  1977  from Henry Purcell, "Rondeau"  0:19:12 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Jonathan Knight 
  Lonely Harpsichord on a Rainy Night  Viva  1967    0:33:06 (Pop‑up)
The Left Banke   I've Got Something On My Mind   Options Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967    0:41:06 (Pop‑up)
The Millennium  Prelude   Options Begin  Columbia  1968    0:43:18 (Pop‑up)
Billy Nicholls  Question Mark   Options Would You Believe  Immediate  1968    0:44:31 (Pop‑up)
Philamore Lincoln  The North Wind Blew South   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970    0:47:03 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Bert's Blues   Options Sunshine Superman  Epic  1966    0:49:53 (Pop‑up)
McGough & McGear  Come Close and Sleep Now   Options McGough & McGear  Parlophone  1968    0:53:35 (Pop‑up)
The Beau Brummels  Magic Hollow   Options Triangle  Warner Brothers  1967  harpsichord played by Van Dyke Parks  0:55:51 (Pop‑up)
Philamore Lincoln  Early Sherwood   Options The North Wind Blew South  Epic  1970    0:59:07 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  There Was a Time   Options A Gift From a Flower to a Garden  Epic  1967    1:01:51 (Pop‑up)
Los Mac's  Atravéz del Cristal   Options Kaleidoscope Men  RCA Victor  1967    1:03:51 (Pop‑up)
Eternity's Children  Flowers   Options Eternity's Children  Tower  1968    1:06:31 (Pop‑up)
The Smoke  Philosophy / Umbrella / Ritual Gypsy Music Opus 1   Options The Smoke  Sidewalk  1968    1:08:18 (Pop‑up)
The Bachs  I'm a Little Boy   Options Out of the Bachs  Roto  1968    1:11:48 (Pop‑up)
The Fleetwoods  A Lover's Concerto   Options Folk Rock  Dolton  1965    1:15:26 (Pop‑up)
Love  The Castle   Options Da Capo  Elektra  1966    1:18:07 (Pop‑up)
Shuggie Otis  Oxford Gray   Options Here Comes Shuggie Otis  Epic  1970    1:21:07 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Version 2)   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:27:57 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Version 1)   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:29:59 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  House of Lords   Options Bee Gees 1st  Polydor  1967  (bonus material)  1:31:58 (Pop‑up)
McGough & McGear  Living Room   Options McGough & McGear  Parlophone  1968    1:34:47 (Pop‑up)
Donovan  Under the Greenwood Tree   Options A Gift From a Flower to a Garden  Epic  1967  lyrics by William Shakespeare  1:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Deep Purple  Blind   Options Deep Purple  Harvest  1969    1:39:18 (Pop‑up)
The Left Banke   Pretty Ballerina   Options Walk Away Renée / Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967    1:44:41 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Catherine Christer Hennix 
The Electric Harpsichord   Options The Electric Harpsichord  Die Schachtel  2010    1:47:07 (Pop‑up)
Deep Purple  April   Options Deep Purple  Harvest  1969    2:01:03 (Pop‑up)
John Renbourn  Trotto / Saltarello   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:12:30 (Pop‑up)
John Renbourn  Lamento di Tristan / La Rotta   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:14:59 (Pop‑up)
John Renbourn  Veri Floris / Triple Ballade   Options The Lady and the Unicorn  Transatlantic  1970    2:17:55 (Pop‑up)
Pink Floyd  Atom Heart Mother   Options Atom Heart Mother  Harvest  1970  with Ron Geesin  2:21:14 (Pop‑up)
Ron Geesin  Roll 'Em Bowl 'Em - In 3 Movements   Options As He Stands  Ron Geesin Products  1973    2:43:38 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Wendy Carlos 
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G Major: I Allegro   Options The Well-Tempered Synthesizer        2:46:37 (Pop‑up)
Tiny Tim  Strawberry Tea   Options God Bless Tiny Tim  Reprise  1968    2:52:03 (Pop‑up)
Third Ear Band  Stone Circle   Options Alchemy  Harvest  1969    2:54:43 (Pop‑up)
Marc & Olivier Namblard  Chaos   Options Cévennes  Kalerne  2013    2:57:59 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

Hello in advance, Flash
Avatar 6:32pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Chresti!
Avatar 7:00pm Flash Strap:

ah yes, welcome to the exploratory chamber, let's begin the recital
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm listener james from westwood:

How do, Flash and all!!
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

hello Listener James!
Avatar 7:11pm northguineahills:

I need more globes...
Avatar 7:11pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH, fellow globe lover
Avatar 7:12pm Little Danny:

Good day Flash and friends
Avatar 7:12pm Flash Strap:

Hey LD! great to see ya pal
Avatar 7:13pm northguineahills:

Been boiling peanuts for 24 hrs, and they're still not done!
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

wild what a groove this turns out to be
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

I've never boilt my own, NGH, i'll bet they turn out delicious
Avatar 7:14pm Flash Strap:

but, wow, 24 hours?
  7:16pm passiflora:

looking forward to the archive
Avatar 7:17pm Flash Strap:

hi passiflora! It'll be there when you're ready for it
Avatar 7:19pm geezerette:

Flash! Fellow Tapestry Inspectors!
Avatar 7:20pm Flash Strap:

Ah, Geezerette! wonderful to have you with us
Avatar 7:23pm Flash Strap:

i'm genuinely in awe of this piece
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

@Evan: getting back to my southern roots, but using my own chilies, herbs, and adding beer, Worcestershire sauce, and white wine vinegar, and other spices.... (My wife would hate when I'd make them, as it make the whole place smell like peanuts).
Avatar 7:25pm Little Danny:

Choice use of echo, too!
Avatar 7:25pm Flash Strap:

wow that sounds delicious
Avatar 7:25pm northguineahills:

and..., what Flash said...
Avatar 7:25pm geezerette:

Likewise! Good time machine you have here.
Avatar 7:27pm Flash Strap:

from an interview with Carl Stone:
And then a piece like “Sukothai,” from 1977, was produced after graduation, when you worked at a radio station, right?

Yes. By the time I got to KPFK, I already had this idea about doing the layering—which is a sort of geometric procedure where you build up layers from the same material, until it becomes a mass of sounds. That’s the basic technique of the piece “Sukothai.” Start with one [sample], multiply it to two, then four than eight, et cetera—all the way up to a thousand-plus.
Avatar 7:28pm northguineahills:

(Stone doing Purcell)
Avatar 7:29pm Little Danny:

Wow, yeah, it's dizzying! Really great
Avatar 7:30pm Flash Strap:

the ceiling just gets higher and higher in this cathedral
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Jeff Golick:

This triiipppy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar 7:31pm Flash Strap:

Jeff! hello brother!
Avatar 7:32pm geezerette:

This is invisible architecture.
Avatar 7:33pm geezerette:

...and then it crumbles...
Avatar 7:35pm Little Danny:

I downloaded the Carl Stone immediately
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Jeff Golick:

I gotta get this out of my system: if it ain't baroque, don't fix it.


Avatar 7:36pm Little Danny:

Oh no you didn't Jeff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm Jeff Golick:

I'll see myself out.

BTW, @LD, the Stone companion collection of 80s and 90s material, is also really good, if you end up looking for more...
Avatar 7:39pm hyde:

hi gang
Avatar 7:40pm geezerette:

Howdy, Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Jeff Golick:

Oh man, what modern song sampled that opening? It's driving me a little nuts...
Avatar 7:41pm Little Danny:

Thanks Jeff - I'm starting with the album that Flash played, will venture beyond
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

@Jeff & LD: the 80s 90s comp is just as good if not better, i agree!
Avatar 7:42pm northguineahills:

Van Dyke Parkes and Harpers Bizarre also sometimes would fit this theme...
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

hi Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Jeff Golick:

Ok, phew, got it: Jens Lekman, "Black Cab." Had no idea -- nutty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm chresti:

Great Tapestry- it's fanciful and horrific!
I'm in awe of Stone, too@flash
Avatar 7:43pm hyde:

i can't find my square glasses
Avatar 7:45pm geezerette:

Lace at wrists...
Avatar 7:46pm Little Danny:

@Jeff: Nicely spotted. Isn't that some relief?
Avatar 7:47pm Flash Strap:

@chresti: i love violent tapestries like that, seems so uncanny for a decorative object, and the distortion of the textile is very weird and affecting
Avatar 7:47pm Little Danny:

Haha, geez, YES
Avatar 7:47pm hyde:

@geez haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Jeff Golick:

Sweet relief, though slightly abashed I didn't know it to begin with. Always loved that riff, tho (via Jens).
Avatar 7:49pm Flash Strap:

@jeff: i need to check out "Black Cab", never heard it
Avatar 7:50pm Flash Strap:

possibly my favorite Donovan song
Avatar 7:50pm Little Danny:

I would love to see that tapestry at the top up close. So many different little vignettes and details in there
Avatar 7:51pm geezerette:

...& Bert's Bees...:)
Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

it's based on the Bosch painting, The Haywain, which is an absolute masterpiece. there are a handful of great master tapestries based on Bosch, all of them weirder than weird
Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:53pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 7:53pm Little Danny:

Whoa, awesome. Thanks Flash!
Avatar 7:54pm geezerette:

Evan, the Nuns who wove that must have gone mad.
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

i can't find it now, but there's an outrageous tapestry based on Bosch's crazy Elephant engraving that you gotta see to believe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

@geeze-me too
Avatar 7:57pm geezerette:

Where'd you see it?
Avatar 7:57pm Flash Strap:

the elephant engraving: upload.wikimedia.org...
Avatar 7:58pm geezerette:

ha, Chresti, which thing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm chresti:

and @flash @7:47
Avatar 7:59pm Flash Strap:

i was at one time researching both Bosch's engravings and 18th c. French scenic wallpapers, and in the course of those two projects it came up and I took special note
Avatar 8:00pm Flash Strap:

this Philamore Lincoln record is so weird and cool i had to play 2 selections
Avatar 8:01pm geezerette:

Evan, OMG, incredible!!! Thanks for sharing! :D
Avatar 8:04pm Flash Strap:

rare baroque pop from Chile!
Avatar 8:05pm Little Danny:

It's fantastic
Avatar 8:05pm Little Danny:

and quite an ambitious arrangement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm melinda:

hi friends
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

i actually just came across it this morning, and added it last second, so i'm still getting acquainted. I agree LD
Avatar 8:06pm Flash Strap:

Hi Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm chresti:

@geeze, lace bloomers and elephants and all
Avatar 8:10pm geezerette:

Ha ha!! Chresti.. :D
Avatar 8:10pm geezerette:

He, Melinda!
Avatar 8:11pm Flash Strap:

"is rain fun or is it not?"
Avatar 8:12pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Evan & Explorers
Avatar 8:12pm Flash Strap:

Hello, Coelacanth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm melinda:

@Jeff I didn't know until maybe a month ago that Black Cab was part Left Banke.
Avatar 8:13pm Flash Strap:

great guitar solo on this, utterly prehistoric
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm doctorjazz:

Quick hi from beautiful Staten Island!
Avatar 8:14pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:14pm Flash Strap:

hello Doc, in the exotic isles
Avatar 8:15pm geezerette:

That "Little Boy" has a very deep voice! His tiny fingers sure can shred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm melinda:

I tried making injera today for the first time. The verdict: not a failure, but needs work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm melinda:

This is very tambourine-forward.
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

he probably is about 16 or 17, i think the Bachs were basically a high school band in the Chicago suburbs
Avatar 8:17pm Flash Strap:

@melinda: can't hear anything else now, hahaha
Avatar 8:18pm Little Danny:

Oh wow Melinda I was just looking into making injera a week or two ago. It was a bit intimidating, what with the fermentation and all
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

i have never heard of injera
Avatar 8:19pm northguineahills:

Ok, my trivia night got moved to tonight, so, instead of bidding Jesse adieu early, I'll be doing such tonight. Amazing, stuff, thanks, Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm melinda:

I don't recall hearing any of these songs when I was in high school, but that was when I discovered 60s folk-rock-pop, and this is reminding me pleasantly of that period of discovery.
Avatar 8:19pm Flash Strap:

go get 'em, NGH!
Avatar 8:20pm Flash Strap:

very happy to hear it, Melinda!
Avatar 8:20pm Little Danny:

Huh, that surprises me Evan. It's an essential at any Ethiopian restaurant
Avatar 8:20pm northguineahills:

(I usually do, Flash....)
Avatar 8:20pm hyde:

@melinda interesting, that sounds cool. i tried microwaving an egg on a plate today for the first time. i was told this would create a perfect sunny side up egg. did it? NOPE
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm melinda:

Flash injera is the Ethiopian spongey bread. Looks like a giant pancake but it's tangy from fermentation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm melinda:

@hyde haha
Avatar 8:22pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:23pm Little Danny:

Is there a recipe for injera you'd recommend, Melinda?
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

ooooh, ok, yeah I know what that is... long time since I've been out for Ethiopian. about ten years ago i had a little too good of a time a place in Philly and haven't had any since
Avatar 8:24pm quinn:

The only good vegan food in my town is Ethiopian! I eat too much injera there! PS I’m loving this show tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Jeff Golick:

Wow, @melinda, adventurous. Love that bread, though it's been a loooong time since I've had it.
Avatar 8:25pm Flash Strap:

Hi Quinn!
Avatar 8:26pm Flash Strap:

one of the coolest Shuggie tracks, imo. very unusual
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Jeff Golick:

Hey, Johnny's kid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm melinda:

@Danny I felt confident about fermentation since I've done buckwheat sourdough and fermented mung bean cakes. This tasted fermented but not tangy. After trying it with straight brown teff flour I'm pretty sure the restaurants are cutting theirs with wheat flour, because mine was cocoa colored and grainy. So I might not achieve restaurant-quality but there is room for improvement. I'm avoiding wheat and that's why I thought it would be good to try injera.
  8:26pm passiflora:

I'm at a market away from home w/ things I haven't seen before a show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm melinda:

I used the recipe from Wild Fermentation because it's only teff flour and water, plus salt. If you're aiming for restaurant-style probably not the best, but I'm on a health diet so I'm used to earthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm doctorjazz:

Great old Bee Fees, remember when it came out.
Avatar 8:31pm Flash Strap:

that's right, two versions, what's more baroque than that
Avatar 8:32pm Little Danny:

Thanks Melinda! I'm newly emboldened to attempt it again
Avatar 8:33pm Flash Strap:

one of the alltime best unreleased Bee gees tracks, this
Avatar 8:34pm coelacanth∅:

if i remember correctly the store i worked in in the 90s sold whole teff in both brown and blonde. he probably still stocks teff.
Avatar 8:36pm Flash Strap:

McGear, as you probably all know, is McCartney's little brother
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Jeff Golick:

Avatar 8:37pm geezerette:

Suddenly remember Phil Ochs record with very similar sound to unreleased Bee Gees.
Avatar 8:38pm Flash Strap:

Phil Ochs is great, i should have considered him for tonight
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

very pleased to inform, Jeff! McGear has some great stuff too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm melinda:

@coel I've found blonde teff online, I might try it. They call it something else though. I haven't looked in all the halal markets yet, might do that.
Avatar 8:41pm Flash Strap:

This Deep Purple album (which has Bosch on the cover, appropo to the earlier conversation) maybe the ultimate in "baroque" heavy psych
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm chresti:

melting wings hee hee
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 8:43pm geezerette:

celia birtwell dress for listening to this playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm melinda:

@geeze cool
Avatar 8:44pm coelacanth∅:

nice g! i happen to be wearing that dress right now!
Avatar 8:45pm geezerette:

Melinda, glad you like it. Knocked me out.
Avatar 8:46pm geezerette:

Coel!!! And I'm sure it suits you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm melinda:

Love Pretty Ballerina. This was the sort of music that first turned me on to FMU, on Bob Brainen's show.
Avatar 8:46pm coelacanth∅:

this song destroyed me when i first heard it. (long after it was released)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

Nice geeze
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm chresti:

haha coel!
Avatar 8:48pm geezerette:

one more, for tapestry viewing... cdn.shopify.com...
Avatar 8:48pm coelacanth∅:

geez i'd rather see the model in the picture wearing it than myself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm chresti:

that's the one I'm wearing @geeze
Avatar 8:51pm geezerette:

Well, to be honest it wouldn't look good on a cartoon duck either...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm chresti:

I'm wearing it with my cartoon duck
Avatar 8:53pm geezerette:

Chresti, you have excellent taste! :)
Avatar 8:54pm coelacanth∅:

i might've first heard ballerina on fmu as well but it must've been long long ago because i immediately ordered the album from my record club -which ceased to exist by sometime in the 80s.
i knew walk away renee (sp?) but never knew who did it. that was a happy surprise.
..very happy i took the chance on that album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm doctorjazz:

Time to hit the road (Jack), catch you in the car! Thanks,Flash)!
Avatar 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

there is of course potential for mishaps when wearing a flowy dress when you're a fish.
Avatar 8:57pm coelacanth∅:

hit the road,Jack. drive defensively.
Avatar 9:01pm hyde:

strange, i made a Deep Purple reference at work today
  9:01pm Dean:

Can't listen just now, because USPS has just delivered a 26 CD box of recorder recitals. BAM! But the bed music invites me to recommend Jukka Tiensuu, who has composed marvelously bizarre harpsichord music, e.g., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jR1BF10UJ4
Avatar 9:03pm Flash Strap:

Ooh, i'll check that out, Dean! enjoy that recorder box set and be safe out there
Avatar 9:03pm Little Danny:

Get your priorities straight, Dean.

I just want you to be there for my show
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

@Melinda, C.: that whole Left banke album absolutely floored me the first time i heard it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Hello, all of you marvelously handsome people!
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

the weird truth is, i've been obsessed with this album since i was a boy, and in all my days i've never really gotten into any other Deep Purple record
Avatar 9:05pm Flash Strap:

Hello Doug, you dashing duke!
Avatar 9:06pm Little Danny:

Hello handsome stream king!
Avatar 9:08pm coelacanth∅:

Hello Sir Doug
Avatar 9:09pm TDK60:

Hello there...explorers.
Avatar 9:09pm Flash Strap:

Hi there TDK!
Avatar 9:10pm TDK60:

.a show to sift thru the archives later....
Avatar 9:13pm Flash Strap:

yeah, give it a sift, see if any gold comes out in the pan
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

this is such a gorgeous record from John Renbourn
Avatar 9:16pm coelacanth∅:

Evan i admit that that left banke album has some songs that didn't grab me at first, but not so much that i didn't always let the album play through. i grew to appreciate it.
Avatar 9:17pm Flash Strap:

i agree, there are a few that are more or less standard faire, but they all grew on me in the end
Avatar 9:17pm Little Danny:

Left Banke's second album is even better in my opinion, if you don't know it already, coel
  9:18pm Dean:

Well, geez. Renbourn's Lamento and Rotta coincide marvelously with the recorder set! Okay, I'm off the CD player, on the stream.
Avatar 9:19pm coelacanth∅:

never heard it Danny i'll check it out
Avatar 9:20pm Little Danny:

@coel: More ambitious arrangements, same gorgeous melodies. I love it
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

I don't agree with Danny on this one (Brown leaving the band in the interrim makes that hard), but I still love Left Banke Too so I vigorously co-sign his recommendation
Avatar 9:20pm Little Danny:

@coel: More ambitious arrangements, same gorgeous melodies. I love it
  9:20pm Dean:

But don't miss Eric Bosgraaf's van Eyck. Here's the set: https://www.brilliantclassics.com/articles/a/anthology-of-the-recorder/
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

actually, i'm going to listen to it again this week and see if Danny's not actually right, just to be safe
Avatar 9:22pm Flash Strap:

bet none of you saw this Pink Floyd coming?
Avatar 9:24pm TDK60:

.haven't heard this Floyd in ages; marvelous, grand..
Avatar 9:24pm coelacanth∅:

haha i often don't see what's coming!

...and i'll listen to that 2nd album and cast my vote!
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

very unfairly maligned, imo. even the band writes it off as junk for some reason. But it's highly ambitious, occasionally extremely avant-garde, wonderfully bizarre vocals arranged by Ron Geesin... I've always loved this one
Avatar 9:27pm TDK60:

..maybe their most "prog" album? (to get all categorical...)
Avatar 9:27pm Little Danny:

@coel: I pulled out their second LP for my first set
Avatar 9:27pm coelacanth∅:

coincidentally had a pink floyd song (from this era) mysteriously enter my head and get lodged there up until i turned on the radio tonight.
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

I think Ron Geesin may have really saved this from being a kind of unfocused, bloated thing, and in doing so made one of the most unique, avant garde works in their discogrpahy
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

I just love Ron Geesin, generally
Avatar 9:31pm coelacanth∅:

Danny -cool
Avatar 9:34pm Flash Strap:

love that vocal passage
Avatar 9:42pm Flash Strap:

Kubrick asked for permission to use this in Clockwork orange, but was denied
Avatar 9:43pm Little Danny:

Wow! That's a fun fact, indeed
  9:44pm Dean:

That's odd. Kubrick is the rare cinematographer who understands the extent to which music *is* the object. I revel in the fact that People Like Us last year included a sample from the lighthouse keeper tune from the soundtrack in her mash-up.
  9:45pm Dean:

(And, sorry, but my favorite Geesin work is the fart-laden tune from the body album.)
Avatar 9:46pm Flash Strap:

yeah, he originally intended to have Pink Floyd soundtrack a lot of 2001 as well, and thankfully changed his mind
Avatar 9:46pm TDK60:

yeh, stickin' with the "classical" was better for us, here in the Future...
  9:47pm Dean:

Except the lighthouse keeper tune was decidedly not classical.
Avatar 9:47pm Little Danny:

@Flash: Again, wow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm melinda:

doomed to be bloated and flabby, haha
Avatar 9:50pm geezerette:

Evan,so much imagery!
Thanks or show!f
Avatar 9:51pm Little Danny:

Another brilliant ep, Evan, thanks!
Avatar 9:51pm TDK60:

thanka! Please do more again, there's a lot more of this sorta stuff...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm melinda:

thanks flash!
Avatar 9:52pm Little Danny:

More bloat, more flab ahead: wfmu.org... See you there, ya turkeynecks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53pm chresti:

Thanks Flash!
  9:53pm Dean:

Buddy of mine is researching hippies in LA, etc., and he marvels that Tiny Time was involved in the acid tests.
Avatar 9:53pm Flash Strap:

haha yes, bloat, flab, excess flesh
Avatar 9:54pm Flash Strap:

my pleasure all! will do TDK
  9:54pm doctorjazz:

Been listening in the car, fun show Evan, thanks!
Avatar 9:55pm Little Danny:

@Dean: TT musta cut a pretty strange figure at the acid tests
Avatar 9:56pm Flash Strap:

Tiny Tim is so unusual, the weirdest thing has always been how good that LP is. like, it's really of spectacular quality
Avatar 9:57pm Little Danny:

Man based on that track you just played I clearly need to give it a chance. I'd always dismissed it
Avatar 9:58pm geezerette:

Totally agree about Tiny Tim. Great album.
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

i rarely listen to it, and it's often no less than grotesque, but it's exceptionally well-made, and very very smart, and sometimes just wonderful
  9:59pm Dean:

He was a consummate musician, no question.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm melinda:

I didn't know Tiny Tim was involved in the acid tests. Always learningnew things here.
Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

thanks everyone, see you in the next room
Avatar 10:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
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