Rhubarb Cake, 10/28/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
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Orientalism background music: Jliat: A long drone-like piece of music made with synthesizers, samplers and digital delays which attempts in its minimalism to be a thing in itself without external reference, having an analogue in certain states of consciousness where being is experienced also as a thing in itself and not contingent on meaning or purpose yes, that actually is the title reading: from Lee Siegel, Love In A Dead Language Pet Shop Boys: You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk Neil Tennant's way of being serious is to mock himself The Cannanes: Simple Question the CD version: they quietly ask each other to say the words The Chills: Wet Blanket knowing how annoying your sincerity can be is useful The Static: My Relationship Glenn Branca's early band: the burned crust of a love song Ninety-Nine: Dorsal from one Sleater-Kinney drummer... American Analog Set: I Must Soon Quit The Scene shares 99's drifty marimba groping Major Force/Trouble Funk: Pump Me Up remixing go-go into wander-meander Mary Timony: Aging Astronauts II boy was she great at the Knitting Factory the other night Quasi: California ...to another (and they were great there too) The Missing Brazilians: Gentle Killers "sing us a song," the drum machine said, arcing menacingly Derrick Harriott: Do I Worry a little lilting concern can be attractive Scotty: I Worry but it can be versioned into something nearly oppressive Gal: Vazra--Urdu dub reduced to the mangling of pure language MC Lyte: Paper Thin hip-hop tip-tap as bitter as the taste of concrete Mabel Mercer: Experiment Margaret Dumont soundalike encourages some sexual variety Dolly Parton: If I Lose My Mind of course, experimentation isn't for everybody Strawberry Switchblade: Jolene another Dolly-written song, bounced on by new wave and holding up well Honey Cone: Don't Count Your Chickens (Before They Hatch) H-D-H do a mean impression of post-H-D-H Motown, Jackson 5 style Golden Dawn: Per Asper Ad Astra heavily orchestrated, grand-scale metal Cobra Killer: Try It two shrieking women, some tape and a razor blade: rocks Snuff: Cubical a punk-rock cover of 808 State's techno anthem "Cubik" The McTells: Alice pop Scots hit the riff and see no reason to stop cranking on it Susie Ibarra Trio: Dreams II dunno what instrument Cooper-Moore's playing, but I want one The Steps: Indahnja Alom Indonesian mellow-surf-instrumental fun Desmond Simmons: By Air Or By Sea accompanied by Dome, he sings like he has no idea where he is Mute Beat: Dub No. Five a live Japanese dub version of "Take Five"... in 4/4 time. yikes! Freshly Wrapped Candies: Cherry Tomato there is something weirdly evil here--maybe the non-harmonies? Broadcast: Echo's Answer the Other Music newsletter described this better than I could Warn Defever and his group (in session 10/25/99, engineer Irene Trudel): Cornfield If You Had A Year To Live Were We To Dance This World Is Not My Home Simmy Heart Struck Sorrow Jubilee Train Blues Revelations Bee Stings Taylor and Thee Headcoatees: Meet Jacqueline they adapt themselves awfully well from the big beat to Big Beat The Mighty Imperials: Toothpick please, somebody, prove to me that this isn't a Meters outtake Malcolm McLaren: II Be Or Not II Be Hamlet hip-hop, via everyone's favorite cultural imperialist Mnemonists: The Horde tapes can be a horde too, you know Jeremy Boyle: Kiss from fragments of their guitar solos, all texture and blur
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