Rhubarb Cake, 3/30/00, 9 AM-noon on WFMU hosted by Douglas glassy windows background: Apestaartje compilation Stevie Wonder: Village Ghetto Land like late-period Aphex, except not, actually, at all Dean Roberts: The Fake & Detached/Cindy Tells Me/Welcome Home, Little Birds three-part static-and-guitar-and-voice suite w/ a taste of Eno interpolating a reading: Antler: Follow Orders Pentangle: When I Was In My Prime straight acappella folk regret The Mekons: Orpheus they've been losing their heads for 23 years now Fastbacks: Everything I Don't Need playing at Maxwell's this weekend, I'm psyched Mary Timony: Valley of One Thousand Perfumes Helium leader wanders through a frame into her own fantasies Eyesinweasel: Seven And Nine Tobin Sprout's new band discovers constrictions on lead guitar Buzzcocks: Lester Sands (Drop In The Ocean) got tons of calls--from their amazing early demos on Time's Up Grace Jones: She's Lost Control and she sounds like she thinks she got what she deserved Quickspace: The Munchers something is crouching down, ready to spring and eat Anthony More: Ready Ready from Slapp Happy guy's beautiful solo record Flying Doesn't Help Martin Phillips: No More Tigers solo demo built from the drum machine up, healthier than he thinks Don Air: Desert Dancer not quite collage, not quite dub, more like sticky tape Lee Moses: Bad Girl, pts. 1 & 2 he sounds genuinely broken up about her badness Leakey: Business Robot (excerpts) of the home-electronics school, except they pluck strings too Paska: Sunday Bloody Sunday classic rock's resident a cappella screaming gadfly figure English Subtitles: Cars On Fire singing about something so horrible that they're distracting themselves Tony Allen: Asiko you can hear the phantom composed parts intimated by his drums Slits: New Town pulled up by dub as if by the scruff of its neck Maytones: Brown Girl lovely little folk tune goes reggae hit Holly Golightly: Use Me bringing out different subtext than Grace Jones from the same song Lois Maffeo & Brendan Canty: Being Blind someday someone will bring out all of her subtexts too Gogogoairheart: 20 Darts the Pop Group of San Diego, people Peep: Austin tuba-and-cello-led raucousness 3 Leg Torso: The Awakened Somnambulist further raucousness, minus tuba plus accordion The Pastels: Leaving This Island (string version) the strings drift it out on their own The Double U: Ephemeral Epaulet slurry but not at all unhappy New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, live in session at WFMU [thanks to engineer Jesse Cannon; I'd list the titles of the tunes they played here, except that the band themselves weren't too sure of them. "I think that first one was some... Jewish tune..."] Dynomite D: Stick 'Em one maniacal little sample makes the whole song Ruins: Blue Rondo A La Turk exploding-note theory applied to Dave Brubeck Hecker/Gescom: ITIS0161/AE exploding-floppy-disc theory applied to a magnetic surface 2 Foot Flame: Peacock Coal strikes me as a little miracle that they made two records Sonny Sharrock: Black Woman it's really Linda's show, yelling her head off with joy
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