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Favoriting April 26, 2019: Medusa (Fill-in for JA in the AM)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Sweet  Medusa   Favoriting   Capitol  1976      0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Les Swingle Singers  Prelude pour chorale d'orgue No. 1   Favoriting Jazz Sebastian Bach  Philles  2000  CD  Originally released in 1963  0:12:10 (Pop-up)
Los Pekenikes  Aria   Favoriting Grandes Exitos  Parlophone  1998  CD  Originally released in 1968  0:14:44 (Pop-up)
Patrick Higgins  Chaconne - Violin Partita No. 2 BWV 1004   Favoriting Bachanalia  Telegraph Harp  2015  LP    0:18:34 (Pop-up)
Igor Levitt  Choconne from Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 BWV 1004   Favoriting Life  Sony Music Entertainment  2018  CD  Transcribed by Johannes Brahms for left hand alone  0:32:48 (Pop-up)
Shoko Miyao  Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo BWV 1035   Favoriting Meet Mr. Bach Again  Opus  1998  CD    0:46:32 (Pop-up)
              1:05:29 (Pop-up)
Marco Fusi  Xnoybis   Favoriting G. Scelsi - Collection No. 7  Stradivarius  2017  CD  Composed by Giacinto Scelsi in 1964  1:05:23 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Brown  He Was Loved by All the People   Favoriting Can't Keep from Crying: Topical Blues on the Death of Kennedy  Testament Records  1994  CD    1:17:03 (Pop-up)
Ikue Mori  Moon of the Lonely House   Favoriting One Hundred Aspects of the Moon  Tzadik  2000  CD    1:19:40 (Pop-up)
Machine for Making Sense  U   Favoriting On second thoughts  O.O. Discs  1994  CD    1:21:51 (Pop-up)
David Byrne  The Red House   Favoriting The Complete Score From the Broadway Production of "The Catherine Wheel"  Sire  1990  CD    1:24:33 (Pop-up)
Petra  hi   Favoriting Filament  Gold Bolus Recordings  2019  CD-R    1:27:49 (Pop-up)
Reynols  Intro Ronii Mogai   Favoriting Minecxio Emanations 1993​-​2018  Pica Disk  2019  CD-R    1:30:14 (Pop-up)
Ernst Jandl  13 Radiophone Texte: a,t ,ot scja;bem   Favoriting 13 Radiophone Texte & das Rocheln der Mona Lisa  Intermedium Records   2002  CD    1:30:35 (Pop-up)
Erlend Apneseth Trio with Frode Haltli  Mor Song   Favoriting Salika, Molika  Hubro  2019  CD    1:41:40 (Pop-up)
Alexandra Grimal  Noun   Favoriting Nāga  Ovni  2019  CD    1:46:05 (Pop-up)
Helium Horse Fly  Missing Ingredient   Favoriting A dispute to redefine clearly frontiers between devils and angels  Helium Horse Fly  2010  CD    1:57:33 (Pop-up)
BIG|BRAVE  On the by and by and thereon   Favoriting Au de la  Southern Lord  2015  CD    2:05:32 (Pop-up)
Neptune  Paris Green   Favoriting Gong Lake  Radium  2008  CD    2:10:33 (Pop-up)
Machine for Making Sense  the body   Favoriting Dissect the body  Split Recordings  1998  CD    2:14:29 (Pop-up)
Gang of Four  He'd Send in the Army   Favoriting Solid Gold  Warner Bros.  1981  LP    2:16:59 (Pop-up)
Mission of Burma  New Nails   Favoriting Vs.  Ace of Hearts  1997  CD  Originally released in 1982  2:21:29 (Pop-up)
Scott Walker + Sunn O)))  Bull   Favoriting Soused  4AD  2014  CD    2:24:25 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Little Wonder   Favoriting Earthling  Virgin  1997  CD    2:33:37 (Pop-up)
Derek Bailey with D.J. Ninj  Concrete (cement-mix)   Favoriting guitar, drums 'n' bass  Avant  1996  CD    2:39:34 (Pop-up)
Derek Bailey  J,O. Complete   Favoriting Play Backs  Bingo   1999  CD  Rhythm by John Oswald  2:46:36 (Pop-up)
Derek Bailey / Amy Denio / Dennis Palmer  Let the Little Sunbeam In   Favoriting The Gospel Record: Reference Edition  Shaking Ray Records  2005  CD    2:51:31 (Pop-up)
Derek Bailey  after 3 weeks   Favoriting Carpal Tunnel  Tzadik  2005  CD    2:53:24 (Pop-up)
Derek Bailey / Tony Bevan / Paul Hessin / Otomo Yoshihide  Flying Squad   Favoriting Good Cop Bad Cop  No-Fi  2009  CD    3:06:56 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 9:04am

Kurt G., what a pleasant surprise.
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George of Troy:

Good morning, Kurt and crew
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Kat in Chicago:

Hallo Kurt!
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hello from the other side
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listening to the Swingle Singers song, is this genre what they call Good Life? My son was telling me about it last night, said it's fairly popular with the college kids which surprised me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am

hi all
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

***<<PLOP!>>*** took the wrong cannon again! Hi, folx!
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

My Golden Pidge disappeared, my Listener Name returned, and i'm still dancing! This is a fun tune!
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Diezel Tea:

Hello Kurt. Hello leftover glisteners. Goodnight, moon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am
Doug Schulkind:

Kurt, my Friday brother!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15am

hello - now i want to hear focus' 'elspeth of nottingham'
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@GrannySpicyTuna: Did you lose it in transit?! It might have fallen into an old episode of Circle Time, I'll scour the archives!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am
Granny Spicy Tuna:

VincentNifigance: i often wind up in Circle Time, which is a pleasant diversion, indeed.
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@GrannySpicyTuna That was my Monday morning, I miss Mark R. I have a tshirt to soak up my tears.
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Kurt Gottschalk:

good morning, everyone! thanks for stopping by.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Yeah, whatever happened to Circle Time? Well, i am eternally grateful for the endless archives. Only there's always something compelling on the live streams, so who has time for archives?
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Krys O.:

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Granny Spicy Tuna:

OK, i gotta get myself ready for airport fun. I will have WFMU in my portable gadget, so hopefully will keep up with this endless bounty of recorded bliss. xoxox
Mark R.:

What a lovely coincidence to find some of my old listeners on here like Vincent and Granny--as luck would have it, I'm filling in for Jeff Conklin on a Sunday/Monday in May. It's not listed on the website yet, but it'll be the Sunday evening of the 19th/20th at midnight. But Speaking of folks I miss, I miss Kurt having a regular slot.
Mark R.:

I'm digging this Patrick Higgins track so so very much! What a perfect piece for a rainy Friday morning.
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Granny Spicy Tuna:

Hi, Mark R.! Great news, i'll keep an eye out for updates.
Mark R.:

Have good trip wherever you're headed, Granny!
Avatar 9:29am

hi Kurt. loving the music today. how about some "bachianas brasilieras? (villa-lobos)
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..didn't know Brahms was into Bach.

Really loving FMU right now
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Kurt Gottschalk:

tdk, isn't everyone?
markbklyn, thx.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am

Good morning minotaureans. Two chaconnes in a row kinda left me out of breath.
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Phillippe Bastille:

A proper good morning to Kurt and everyone. Travel safely, Granny!
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Kurt, your rhetorical question has Bached me into a corner. But I answer: probably!
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Phillippe Bastille:

This Miyao is such a wonderful thing to be the first song I hear in the morning!
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Shoko would kick Yanni's ass in a pan flute duel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am

Good morning, Kurt & friends! This music is making work a lot less stressful. Thanks!
Mark R.:

Say this Bach fella wrote some purty good tunes. I reckon you could do a whole hour of his stuff and it would be mighty fine.
Avatar 9:49am

@Mark R: That's great to hear you're doing more fill ins, as you might have seen you are MISSED, Sir!
Mark R.:

Very kind of you to say. As far as a regular slot goes, there are several FMU streams, so one never knows where one might turn up eventually. Stay tuned.
Avatar 9:54am

..can anybody tell me what a continuo is? Is it a woodwind? a keyboard?
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Wrong speed?! I thought it was Ween!!!
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Philthy woman:

Kurt! Glad to hear you back. This mornin is spiffin up
Mark R.:

(in baroque music) an accompanying part that includes a bassline and harmonies, typically played on a keyboard instrument and with other instruments such as cello or lute.
"the piece is scored for flute, violin, viola da gamba, and continuo"
Avatar 9:58am

Ludwig Wittgenstein's brother Paul was a pianist who lost his right arm in World War I, and continued his career one-handed. Much of the left-handed piano repertoire that exists was created for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am

Careful saying JA is "on assignment" -- as you implied yourself, some might assume that means he's dead. Oh wait, maybe dead is specifically "permanently on assignment". So if JA is only temporarily on assignment, does that mean he's just visiting Heaven and/or Hell today? What kind of records is he going to bring back from there for us?
PERSONATOR from Highland Park NJ:

I’m on

I loved volunteering yesterday for the record fair loadout in JC.


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Brahms was friends with Wittgenstein, he almost certainly arranged this for him. You can find videos of Paul Wittgenstein playing this.
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@Ike JA is CIA. That opening Everley/Rolnick thing is used in Psy Ops and interrogation.
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Kurt Gottschalk:

tdk, what mark said. 'continuo' is kind of a bass line and was often written without a specified instrument. it's kind of the support part.

yeti, fascinating about wittgenstein, i had no idea.

ike: glenn has been saying that x ray is on assignment for years when he would take a week off.
Mark R.:

PS I had to look it up--my comment was literally cut and pasted from Websters. I thought it was some sort of flute, too!
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Kurt Gottschalk:

looking stuff up is how we learn stuff and stuff. not looking stuff up is how we don't learn. no shame.
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the wittgenstein family story is really crazy. the father was a musician, he had 5 sons and he forbade them from going into music despite their talents, he wanted them to be businessmen. 3 of the 5 sons committed suicide (!). then the father decided to let the other 2 do whatever they wanted. Paul became a pianist, and Ludwig became one of the most important philosophers of his day.
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Kurt Gottschalk:

yeti, amazing.
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Kevin_Ringwood_ UK:

Yeti Bob, your Wittgenstein story makes me think about that line from Anna Karenina - all happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way...
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..thanks for the explanation. It just sounds funny to me, listing instruments and then "continuo."
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@Yeti Was Paul Wittgenstein a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am

It's the Twitter age. Who even remembers what happened a few weeks ago? Those few weeks were years ago! Or decades? Centuries? What am I *TALKING* about?
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@Smilty69: AFAIK that was Ludwig
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@tdk60: it can also mean "the group of instruments that play the continuo part"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am

Enjoying the selections.
V Priceless:

Chalky Chiller Check-in! Woo!
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..now I won't walk into a musical instrument store and ask where the continuo section is...
Bob a:

Just came in from the garage. Heard the sirens. Looked out on the street. Nothing. Came back in. Heard the sirens again. Then realized it was the radio.
Avatar 10:31am

..how much will that original cover LP of the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today" cost this year? $600.00?
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"a,t ,ot scja;bem" seemed like a believable title for a poet like Jandl! Here's one of his poems: www.fen-net.de...
matty from brooklyn:

Didn't he hang out with Emanuel Kant? I heard he was a real pissant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am
Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Kurt and all. As a matter of fact, I am feeling a little bullish this morning.
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hello folks. Helium Horse Fly brought me here, I am really digging this tune!
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Kurt Gottschalk:

they are amazing.
thanks for saying so.
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tim from champaign:

Hi Kurt and everyone! I'm bummed I missed Reynols. They're a band I want to explore more and would love to see live. I worked with developmentally disabled folks for a good number of years so I think it's awesome Tomas is in the band.
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Kurt Gottschalk:

tomas is the bandleader, in fact!
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yow go4 mob
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Michael 98145:

two very great bands
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tim from champaign:

Yeah Michael! Two sides of the same coin,
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awww yeh
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Michael 98145:

papal bull -- or was i just imagining Latin ?
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Kurt Gottschalk:

there's def some latin in there.
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Michael 98145:

pretty great set, whatever it was

hi Kurt. r u coming back to Friday slot?
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Kurt Gottschalk:

that's up to forces greater than i to decide, zzmzm.
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Michael 98145:

Bowie Firestarter

Haven't listened to this Bowie in awhile....so good.

NEVER a bad day when Bowie plays on WFMU. From my first Bowie album, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am

Thanks for the sunn •))) They are playing here in New Haven tonight and I can't make it. This was a nice consolation prize. Cheers.

then Paul lost his right arm in the war subsequently commissioned Piano Concerto fo various composers. Ravel's the most successful on (aside Prokfiev's) but he rejected Ravel piece as unachievable composition.

wwps Yet's alreadyi covered about it
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Michael 98145:

thanks again, Kurt G

this is a good show!
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D.B. + D.B. !
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kurt, a seamless and satisfying morning! thanks!
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Kurt Gottschalk:

aw, thanks, annie. and thanks everyone out their in radioland.
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Fine show, hope you continuo appearing here and there in the WFMU.
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