Rhubarb Cake, 12/16/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
sell everything you have for one more taste of your youth background music: Kit Clayton: Nek Sanalet The Magnetic Fields: If I Were A Rich Man sung with actual bitterness The DeZurik Sisters: The Arizona Yodeler some kind of sororal parlor trick, quick and chipper Godchildren Of Soul: Rockaway Beach reinterpreted as "beach music" in the Northern soul sense Mr. T Experience: End Of The Ramones launching a web site two years after they broke up; sour grapes Snuff: Time Dub a very brief segue of grrr into thub Jacob Miller: Baby I Love You So suspended in a dub-web, he means something real, if not the words Augustus Pablo: King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Version same beat, different mix, hauled into eternity by melodica reading: John Darnielle: "A Small Place" genius article from Last Plane To Jakarta--22-min. mic break! Zaza: Norn Mai Lup the subject of the article, sticky gooey Thai bubblegum Martha Wainwright: The Name Of The Game an illustrative example of "pop" in the Darniellian sense Utopia: Junk Rock (Million Monkeys) although even its best practitioners can sneer at the ideal Essential Logic: Music Is A Better Noise though some don't; this is the theme song for my entire life Bembeya Jazz National: Telephone whatever it is, they sound happy about it Scott Johnson: John Somebody, pt. 1 speech calcified and made into a mold for MIDI Bow Wow Wow: (I'm A) TV Savage picking up on those rhythms and flipping off technology Sir Richard Bishop: Burning Caravan a sparkling-water take on the same guitar tone Gastr Del Sol: The Bells Of St. Mary's and sometimes water sparkles only after it's turned to snow Statuesque: Ton Of Feathers, Ton Of Steel the words are coded, the tune spells it all out Blacklight Braille: The Song Of The Streets Of Yesterday is there such a thing as retro a cappella goth? Marva Whitney: Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear my personal favorite soul singer cheerfully sneaking around Sheila Chandra and the Ganges Orchestra: AHomeGrownDrone no audible Chandra, just a huge electric buzz Huon: Just Not True David Nichols acclimates himself to the drone dream James Kelly Duhon: Heart Breaker (Child Maker) family hatefulness, sixties southern soul style Lol Coxhill/Phil Minton/Noel Akchoté: The Christmas Song family hatefulness, sarcastic Euro improv style James Brown: Mom & Dad family hatefulness, ungentle reminder from godfather style Danielle Howle and the Tantrums: Feel So Bad For You sitting back from the fight, trying to look away, being saddened Lazy Lester: I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter the single thing most likely to get him hit Aoa: New Free how long can I play Eye every week? as long as he makes great new records Sam Rivers Trio: Hues of Melanin as with the Zapruder film, somebody just happened to be rolling tape Stereolab: The Super-It their new sophisto major-sevenths and treble bloops style Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: A Normal Suburban Lifestyle Is A Near Impossibility Once You've Fallen In Love With An International Spy spelling it all out, very cheaply Destroyer: The Temple prophets' failure is that they assume people understand them Coyle & Sharp: Cake For Pronoun don't be silly, he doesn't have to shoot you now The B's: Black Box Disco wow--thanks for the referral, Monica
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