Rhubarb Cake, 7/6/00, 9 AM-noon on WFMU

hosted by Douglas


this show is archived here--listen!

background: Fennesz etc.: Music For An Isolation Chamber

Gebhard Ullmann: Think Tank
   sometimes a pulse threatens to jump right out of the vein
Can: Can Can
   they even did stupidity better than anyone else

Vic Chesnutt & Mr. & Mrs. Keneipp: Merriment
   reminds me rather forcefully of Robert Wyatt, anyone else?
uncredited Indonesians: Yendisare Aimando
   it's Indonesian gospel choral singing!
Muddy Waters: Mean Red Spider
   the formula goes sour and makes him sing
Smith & Mighty: Jungle Man Corner
   bubbles and rolls like crackling wrap
Lightning Bolt: Conan
   less a band than a seizure

Nikki & the Corvettes: Back Seat Love
   look at me look at me look at me, she says--okay
Department-S: Put All The Crosses In The Right Boxes
   only ostensibly an anti-suicide rant
Didjits: Headless
   so full of bile you can't even tell what he doesn't like
Blind Boy Grunt: The Ballad of Donald White
   a very young Dylan filling his socioeconomic stratum
Velvet Cactus Society: I Thought My Hair Was My Girlfriend
   I absolutely don't understand why this song is so damn funny, but it is
Special Moments: The Brothers Is Back
   hooray for WFMU

Maddy Prior: Twankydillo
   "oh, that's what it means? okay"
Kid-606: Secrets 4 Sale
   hiding his voice under an earthquake
Trans Am: Am Rhein (Party Mix)
   hiding their synths under an earthquake
Knodel: Knodel In Stereo
   hiding an earthquake under their synths
Hank Ballard: How You Gonna Get Respect
   a not-terribly-convinced-sounding bit of hair politics

Plastic Bertrand: Ça Plane Pour Moi
Elton Motello: Jet Boy Jet Girl
Thee Headcoatees: Ça Plane Pour Moi
Captain Sensible and the Softies: Jet Boy Jet Girl
Les Merry Makers: Ça Plane Pour Moi

Chron Gen: Jet Boy Jet Girl
The Presidents Of The United States Of America: Ça Plane Pour Moi
Leila K.: Ça Plane Pour Moi
David Carretta: Ça Plane Pour Moi
Sonic Youth: Ça Plane Pour Moi

Alejandra and Underwood: Smallfish Recordshop, London
   sampling their old home-town and bringing it with them
Chris Watson: Friday the 13th
   environmental uncanny events, preserved in salt
Dntel: Loneliness Is Having No One To Miss
   can your PowerBook do the Autechre?
Damy & Sala: Dabalava & Finga
   can four sticks do essentially the same thing?

JEAN SMITH and her trio, live in session 7/4/00 (engineer: Gil Shuster)
several extended improvisations, as well as versions of "Snippet From
Hell," "A Little Black Dress" and Mecca Normal's "In Canada"

Chumbawamba: Hanging On The Old Barbed Wire
   it's an injustice, and it condemns itself when they let it speak
Lobi Traoré: Maby Djoudon Don (live)
   just a taste of what an inspired guitarist can do, means aside
Calvin, Don't Jump!: Eve's Dream Suite
   is it the Elephant 6ers, or just their favorite substances?
Jimmy Brusch & His Happy Country Boys: Tuff
   Ace Cannon via more Southern cheer

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