Rhubarb Cake, 2/24/00, 9 AM-noon on WFMU

hosted by Douglas

take me to the dub (and lock me in)

background: Southerning: Parts 1-4

reading: Derek Walcott: Crusoe's Island

Mary Lou Lord: Bang Bang
   pretty convincing breathy rockabilly fun--a cover, but of course
Metabass 'n' Breath: Mechanization
   speaking of breathy, who can beat-box like this?
Yoshié: 7côlobe 8ôqui
   electronic analogues of breath form themselves into samba

The Flaming Lips: Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (Your Invisible Now)
   3-D stereo hallucination, remixed from Zaireeka
Marianne Faithfull & Chris Spedding: Ballad of the Soldier's Wife
   one of the 20th century's sneakiest pieces of propaganda
Sleater-Kinney: What If I Was Right?
   they just keep getting better and better
Eddie Bo & Candy Phillips: Timber, pts. 1 & 2
   all you need's that New Orleans shout
Pete Townshend: Politician
   astonishing fake Motown--why did the Who never record this?

King of Culture: Cut Shut
   divination: pick a random single from the bins, build a set
Sweet William: Bright Dub
   a super combination of low-end blur and high-end chirp
Teach Me Tiger: Bedroom Dub
   the same technique invades la-la indie-pop
Ruts DC with Mad Professor: Whatever We Do
   this is what it left of reggae-friendly capitol punk
Condition Red: The Safety Is Off
   all there is is a patter and a warning
Sara Goes Pop: I'm An Actress
   eventually the patter deteriorates and the warning unmasks

Equal Interest: The Beauty We Love
   extraordinary Melford/Jarman/Jenkins compo-jazz trio
Happy Go Licky: Torso Butter
   Rites Of Spring wipe those tears away and bellow
Doc & Richard Watson: Summertime
   one note shy of perfect pentatonic form
Kimberley Rew: Rosemary Jean
   yes, he's spent a lot of time around Robyn H., why do you ask?

Ornette Coleman: Peace Warriors
   ba-ba-ba-ba-DA   ba-ba-ba-ba-DA
Noël Akchoté: Peace Warriors
   barrr rarrr rap bap BAP! barrr rarrr rap bap BAP!
Dog Faced Hermans: Peace Warriors
   bloodle oodle rrgl aroooooo
Eddie Chatterbox Trio: Peace Warriors
   ba-ba-ba-ba-DA   ba-ba-ba-ba-DA
Spy Vs. Spy: Peace Warriors
   barrr rarrr rap bap BAP! barrr rarrr rap bap BAP!

Cylob: Living In The 1980s
   oh, they wish--letter-perfect nuevo wavo pastiche
hollAnd: Neoprene So Tight
   "now, this is just silly," says Brian, but it is new wave
Everything But The Girl: Temperamental (Ananda Project Remix)
   taking the new disco forms back to their N.W. Jobim roots
Sycophants: Fourth
   a little subliminal rattle, overlaid and leading into...
Jandek: Oh Jenny
   ...same kind of rattle for under-a-rock blues, into...
Malaria/Chicks On Speed/Barbara Morgenstern: Kaltes Klares Wasser
   ask anybody at Other Music which side of the sleeve they like better
Remko Scha: Slam
   ...a machine, a guitar, no people...
Mathias Schaffhäuser: Desire
   ...a machine of a different kind, a person, no guitars

Matmos: The Lights Burn Blue
   what you think is ambience is just the setup
Zeljko Kurleta: Running Fast
   what you think is a doodle is a masked hook
Autopoesies: Gez Varley remix
   what you think is the grid is the sketch itself
Jeannie Robertson/Elizabeth Cronin/etc.: Lord Randal
   what you think is the singer is just an example

The Cherry Orchard: Everybody Knows
   the heart of indie-pop displaced to the production
Dennis Coffey: Ride Sally Ride
   hosts of American astronauts
Junior Varsity: Bam B-B-Bam Bam Bam
   rock 'n' roll is fine, you know, it's just not dippy enough
The Dils: I Hate The Rich
   "the American Clash" except it was too bourgeois to make an album
Lorelei: Mostly I Sleep
   a casual remark that spills into a full-on oration

Smudge: I Just Get Caught Out
   don't want to be Grant McLennan, just want to be like him
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti & Africa 70: J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
   live at the Kalakuta Republic, a protest against something mysterious

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