Rhubarb Cake, 1/6/00, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
Turn the lamps on background music: Tony Conrad: Early Minimalism April 1965 reading: Bruce Sterling: The Manifesto of January 3, 2000 Camille Yarbrough: Take Yo' Praise stars in her eyes, Fatboy Slim's future in her destiny I Am Spoonbender: Stopwatch Static electric Can opener Elvis Costello and Bill Frisell: Deep Dead Blue he sings best when he's got great musicians to kick his ass Sideshow: The Circus Band vivid setting of a Charles Ives song from this awesome NYC band Ultra Vivid Scene: H Like In Heaven fortunately I can't hear the words beneath that snare hook The Story Of Personal Electronics: * small appliances decide to start a techno project Xerobot: Send In The Elephants burning toast decides to start a no wave band Thomas Jerome Newton: Warengine great hulking pie-filling clump of an electronic groove Rhys Chatham: Supple Shape he seems to be very into electric trumpet these days Chris Connor: The Night We Called It A Day without a hint of regretful lounge bathos Big Mess Orchestra: Give It Away swingin' RHCP cover, more or less salvages the song Trumans Water: 665 the unified stomp of an entire pregnant aerobics class Smohila and the S.B.'s: African Movement once you've hit that pattering polyrhythm, why stop? Birdie: Laugh somebody really loves Dusty Springfield, but don't we all? Kyaw Kyaw Naing: Shwe Ka Nyar Burmese percussion, caught up in its own loops Francois Houle & Catriona Strang: Rev a quick, corrective dose of anti-sensical voice Prince and the Revolution: New Position and then this sparkling palate-cleanser Push Button Action Man: Destroy 1999 Years Of Culture Prince reworked as digital hardcore, surprisingly naturally Tim Buckley: Danang a chord progression so good I ripped it off Gerry Miles: VI pure atmosphere, but too dense to be "atmospheric" Black Merda: Cynthy-Ruth the gristle left behind by the Family Stone Zubi Zuva: Europe their proposals for new national anthems? dizzy! The Primitives: Stop Killing Me dizzier! perky as hate songs ever get Moonshake: Coward not dizzy, just collapsing like a sucking wound Ground-Zero: Multi Gravity-2 a rocket engine directing its descent Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs: A Song for the Spanish Anarchists like the Italian caveside society that time-travels Nyabingi chanters: Got To Move religious rite via reggae via religious rite Will Powers: Adventures In Success Lynn Goldsmith had an alter ego doing sly boogie self-help Bill Coday: When You Find A Fool Bump His Head not unhappy himself, he's just got this friend, see Gaji: Hatchet Jagg franchising the squats of Amsterdam all over the world Twisted Science: Demenex just a little textural segue Überhund: Fun & Funny somebody really loves his whammy bar, but don't we all? Cordelia's Dad: Young Woman/Idumea destructo-power-fuzz as American traditional music Moby Grape: Seeing Skip Spence howling and clawing at the hazy veil he put there Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Freaks For The Festival three-dimensional jazz funk from the three-horned Gabriel
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