Rhubarb Cake, 12/9/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
concrete fruitcake background music: Thurston Moore & Nels Cline: In-Store Kisswhistle: Verhanukkah best Chanukah song I've heard in forever, courtesy Elvis Costello... Albert Ammons: Bass Goin' Crazy deliriously happy boogie-woogie Koota Tanimura: Junior High School In Salt delirious piano bapping Slave Pianos: Sinclair where is that high, insistent piano note from? The Soup Dragons: Head Gone Astray this is exactly where--the melody, too 'O' Level: We're Not Sorry one of the crown jewels of British D.I.Y. reading: John Barth: Glossolalia never made any sense to me until I read it out loud Book Of Love: Chatterbox Pt. 2 (Late Night Chat Mix) overflowing with words, unable to make its meaning clear James Brown: Sex Machine Today, pts. 1 and 2 he's already repeated them so many times they've lost meaning Matmos with Björk: Alarm Call (Speech Therapy Mix) scrambling her phonemes in search of new words Dub Narcotic Sound System: Respirator Version language fails, lungs fail, dub is eternal Electric Company: Second Serve ...except when dub falls into electronic collapse too Luscious Curtis and Willie Ford: Times Is Gettin' Hard they sound very happy about hating their lives Warren Smith: Black Jack David more undue cheer for a very old grim story Andrew King: Ninety And Nine another old, old song, freshened up by youth and melodica Graham Central Station: Tell Me What It Is dancing worshipfully around the golden pulsing drum machine The Glands of External Secretion: Run To Me teenage Barbara Manning and sister sing the Bee Gees Bastro: Recidivist myths of Ireland tied to a rocket and fired into the stratosphere Waterson:Carthy: Rowling Hornpipe/Our Cat Has Kitted/Bleaton Gardens/Sportsman's Hornpipe slamming their feet on the floor for an amped-up 3/2 set Laub: Grau Remixed by Pole abstracting the not-terribly-concrete-in-the-first-place Pop-Off Tuesday: Wafflehead but the bits can be sucked back together with that drum machine again Syl Johnson: Is It Because I'm Black? the distinct odor of heat-smoke from rage, slowly diffusing The Lilys: Overlit Canyon (The Obscured Wingtip Memoir) a diffuse bird of smoke floats over it Erik M: Zygosis 3 individual curls of mist and vapor and the occasional hailstone Slaughterhouse Quartet: 3 Finnish blurtprov group hits a grove and pounds at it Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Outside My Scene ka-thud elevated by its coruscating guitar harmonics Judas Iscariot: The Wind Stands Silent a nice riff slammed out double-bass-drum style, plus Popeye singing Boredoms: untitled live piece signified by hourglass shape they took over the world while you weren't watching Salem 66: Thaw as underappreciated as any band that was ever around that long Manu Dibango: African Battle hand percussion as pyrotechnic lead instrument Red Monkey: Activity Book are they sneering or begging or both? Cusp: Uranium an extended binary phrase on infinite repeat parallel timeout mode John Wall: Belief Not slow, gracious gestures, made entirely from micro-samples
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