Rhubarb Cake, 11/25/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
Thank you for The Beatles (whiteness studies) background music: American Indian Dances, Great Lakes Region reading: Morton Thompson/Jeffrey Steingarten: Thompson's Turkey The Mountain Goats: No, I Can't a song about giving thanks to the person who is keeping you Parker Paul: We Miss Our Lady saddest and funniest song of the thanksgiving season The Temptations: Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) they sound very grateful also, esp. to the wah guitarist Drunk: Queen Of Venice an intoxicated dream of being louder than a whisper Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: My Washerwoman's Gone guitar that snaps like a music box Davy Graham: Better Git It In Your Soul nice to see his stuff being reissued: Brit-folk guitar goes Mingus Susie Ibarra Trio: A Glimpse the same kind of pinging, wrapped like a tamale in violin Out Hud: JGNDG lower-register strings doing the 99 Records thing Sarah Dougher: The Old Way punk in ways that have nothing to do with its sound or lyrical content All Scars: 4 the violence is partly in their attack, mostly in the editing Fennesz: 7 edited so violently all that's left are cross-sections and stains Thee Headcoats: Help! help me, my name is on the back of Tracey Emin's tent Ramsey Lewis: Back In The U.S.S.R. thanks to the Professor for this rollicking piano-jazz take The Five Stairsteps: Dear Prudence this version actually went top 20, I think The Breetles: Glass Onion recorded live--lots of people seem to be playing it live lately Arthur Conley: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da fake ska charmingly misinterpreted as good soul Das Damen: Wild Honey Pie a transitional song in every imaginable way Klaus Beyer: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill their German "#1 fan"--Steve Dirkx has a video documentary on him Marc Ribot: While My Guitar Gently Weeps roughed-up, short and chunky The Breeders: Happiness Is A Warm Gun they make it sound like one song, not six Ambrose Slade: Martha My Dear after they shortened their name they'd have said "Martha My Deer" Alex Chilton: I'm So Tired (pts. 1 & 2) on the verge of collapse--the verge of the other side Sarah Vaughan: Blackbird a ridiculous lounge-disco version from a fine voice Danbert Nobacon: Piggies In Revolution 9 for its altered last line: "...to eat Nobacon"! Lena Horne: Rocky Raccoon with Gabor Szabo; this is just wrong in so many ways Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle: Don't Pass Me By deliberately "Teutonically" thuddy country Bren't Lewiis: Why Don't We Do It In The Road featuring an 18-foot extruded aluminum sailboat mast Tony Furtado: I Will sung by Alison Krauss with all the tenderness in her heart Bongwater: Julia sung by Ann Magnuson with all the tenderness in someone else's Lowell Fulson: Why Don't We Do It In The Road by popular request, a rip-ronking blues version w/ extra lyrics Texas Chainsaw Orchestra: Birthday "more vrooomcore," of a different kind Matmosphere: Yer Blues legitimately depressed-sounding Harry Nilsson: Mother Nature's Son spent half his career living on second-generation Lennon-McCartney Kristen Hersh: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey an excuse to whoop pHoaming Edison: Sexy Sadie reeling through it The Bobs: Helter Skelter completely unthreatening and cute, which may be the point Phish: Long, Long, Long as far as I can tell the only cover anyone's done of this one Billy Bragg: Revolution 1 where can we count him? in! out! in! out! in! etc. Gary Lawrence and his Sizzling Syncopators: Honey Pie you want real top-hat-and-tails? this is real top-hat-and-tails! Ella Fitzgerald: Savoy Truffle mistranscribed lyrics but a game stab way out of her territory Big City Orchestra: Cry Baby Cry recited over a looped sample from something Beatlicious... Kurt Hoffman's Band of Weeds: Revolution 9 they actually played the damn thing live--brilliant The Moog Beatles: Good Night mellow, unassuming, pretty, unsarcastic Breakestra: Getcha Soul Togetha, pt. 1 the song lives for its break but you know what? that's FINE Uoredoms: Total Eclipse + Grand Cross not "Boredoms": no strings, just skins, banging into the vortex
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