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Options December 29, 2003: F as in... with special live performance by Gia Wang, on the phone!

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Artist Track Album Label Comments
Paul Giovanni et al...  The Landlord's Daughter   Options sdtk The Wicker Man  Silva   
Magic Secret Room  Join   Options S/t  Snowdonia   
George Clinton  Loopzilla   Options mp3     
Spectrum  How You Satisfy Me   Options Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)  Silvertone   
The Dynamics  Delsinia   Options mp3     
w/ M. Fell  Egg From a Fetus   Options V/a Two Point Two  12K / Line   
Puka-Puka Brains  Pass on Singing   Options S/t  Maji Kick   
OOIOO  5O1O2   Options S/t  Kill Rock Stars   
Fifty Foot Hose  Cauldron   Options Cauldron     
Captain Funkaho  Space Slut   Options mp3     
Eugene Fox  Sinner's Dream   Options mp3     
Sun City Girls  Local 98 Rock / A Homosexual Revelation / Rock n'Roll   Options Bleach Has Feelings Too! / To Cover Up Your Right to Live  Eclipse  Vinyl reissue of two early/mid-1980s cassettes 
Lords of Howling  Bleeding at the End Of...   Options 06  S/r   
Gilberto Gil  Oriente   Options A Arte de...  Phillips   
GIA WANG joins us now to sing a few beautiful songs over the telephone! Let me explain what's happened, and how we came to know of Gia....

Last Wednesday evening , I was forced - for the 3rd week in a row - to interact with the pre-recorded banter of Andy Breckman & Ken Freedman on their Comedy show called "Seven Second Delay" . Andy & Ken thought it would be really fun to have listeners call in to the show and sing a song with the 2 hosts -- who, you remember, were not actually there. Luckily for us all, somebody called in and ignored Andy & Ken's request for "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & The Papas. She instead performed a delightful a capella song about the pastures of Mongolia, and I was so moved, I asked her to call back during my own show. And she did! It was at this point that we learned who she is -- she is Gia Wang (that's pronounced like "Wong"). She moved to NYC from Beijing in 1987 to attend Columbia University; she currently works in real estate. AND.... she sings. Tonight, Gia sang for us the following songs:

"The Shepherd Girl Singing About Mongolian Pastureland"
(this title was made up on the spot.)

"A Song to the Hero"

"Snowflakes From North of the Great Wall"

"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
...yes, that one. And yes, by my request.

Oh, in case you hadn't noticed, you can listen to all of her performances simply by clicking on the song title, and that is why the Internet is God and The Devil all wrapped up.

Thank you Gia! I hope you'll call back when you've expanded your repertoire...
Ivor Cutler  I'm Walkin' to a Farm   Options Dandruff  Virgin   
Kevin Ayers  May I?   Options Shooting at the Moon  BGO   
Tom Ze  Interlogos F1   Options Imprensa Cantada  Trama   
Fleetwood Mac  Albatross   Options Black Magic Woman     
Tribalistas  Carnivalia   Options S/t  EMI   
Ferrante & Teicher  Brazil   Options mp3     
Hoagy Carmichael  How Little We Know   Options mp3     
The Fleetwoods  Come Softly to Me (a capella)   Options mp3     
The Flamingos  Golden Teardrops   Options mp3     
Noak Katoi  Aerienne des reves infinis   Options V/a Active Suspension vs. Clapping Music  Active Suspension vs. Clapping Music   
Duncan Sisters  I'm Following You   Options mp3     
Oneida  Caesar's Column (White Pants remix)   Options 12" single  Rough Trade   
Donna Summer  Vibrations   Options Donna Summer vs. Ove Naxx  ADAADAT/Very Friendly  Yes, that's ours... and yes, the song he's chosen to sample from The Who's canon is....
................."Guitar and Pen"
Unicorns  Jellybones   Options Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?  Alien 8   
Family of God  Baby You're Your Own TV   Options Exiter     
Euphone  Bought Then Sold   Options mp3     
Caetano Veloso  Canto do Povo de um Lugar   Options Joia  Phillips   
Harmony Rockets  Ihr Kinderlein Kommet   Options V/a Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza  Tarquin   
Farmersmanual  (untitled)   Options Flight 3     
w/ Julia Vorontsova  ??   Julia  Abaton Book Co.   
Magic is Kuntmaster  Dots   Options Nightsongs for Ugly Children  Nihilist   
Black Dice & Wolf Eyes  ?? (side B)   Options S/t  Fusetron  Yes, a collaboration between the 2 groups 
w/ Jim Fassett  Strange to Your Ears Part 2   Options Strange to Your Ears     
The Bells  Stay Awhile   Options mp3     

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