Rhubarb Cake, 12/23/99, 9 AM-noon on WFMU
hosted by Douglas
Noh ex-mist forge on keys background music: Stephen Vitiello: Uitti reading: Naomi Shihab Nye: "Famous" Gaji: Hungry Children (Are The Last Beasts On The Ground) the beat of an Amsterdam squat pummels through to Japan The Original Tropicana Steel Band: Funky Abbey Road not a Beatles cover--a cover of something, but what? The Fall: No X-Mas For John Quays and when is the last time Mark E. celebrated himself? Erica Pomerance: You Used To Think the hippie dream, with the flu Atom & His Package: What WE Do On Christmas refutes the blood libel and reveals the holiday secret of the Jews Dim Sum Clip Job: X-Mas the ultimate Christmas piece: two minutes of smashing ornaments Rocket From The Crypt: Tarzan quasi-Lieber-Stoller via BTO produces a heterosexual "Lola"--really 8 Bold Souls: Third One Smiles the Philly cosmic jazz spirit franchised out to Chicago Ravi Harris and the Prophets: Path of the Blazing Sarong hooray for sitar funk Boys From Nowhere: Rocket To Nowhere borrowed nihilism, sandpapery and tasty Melt-Banana: White Christmas this is a funnier band than anybody realizes; here they spell it out The Fugs: I Saw The Best Minds Of My Generation Rock yes, it's a setting of "Howl," and it rocks more than TMBG's Beck: The Little Drum Machine Boy (edit) not the first time he's been confused about cultural identity Anthony Moore: Erhu sometimes people concentrate on very little things Eog: Solid Liquid Dutch post-Ae electronics, but isn't everything post-Ae now? Some Other Dimensions In Yo La Tengo: Now 2000, pt. 1 the Philly cosmic jazz spirit franchised out to Hoboken James Brown: The Christmas Song, version 1 how he sings it in his tuxedo James Brown: The Christmas Song, version 2 how he sings it when he rips the tuxedo open James Brown: Let's Make This Christmas Mean Something This Year the extra "this" is very, very James James Brown: Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back) he attempted to make this a standard, via his supporting cast James Brown: I'm Your Christmas Friend, Don't Be Hungry "The story of Christmas is as old as time itself" James Brown: Hey America "God gave his son, let us celebrate with wine... hava nagilah... volaré..." James Brown: Funky Christmas Millennium "Sittin' at my computer! Phone, cell, beeper or fax!" Bird Nest Roys: Ain't Mutatin' secular, serious, swoony, strummy The Man Machine: Bonjour Action Jeans spazz-shriek performance of the ad theme all '80s kids know Dicky Williams: In The Same Motel on the wrong end of a cheatin' song--but what was he doing there? Alice Despard: Walk the buzzing bassboard on this one makes it Warn Defever: Maybe a crumpled version of Ida's "Maybelle," itself a Carter tribute Cristina: Things Fall Apart some people get very grim at this time of year Granville Williams Orchestra: Santa Claus Is Ska-ing To Town and some people get downright tropical Smart Went Crazy: Con Art and some people are ice-cold no matter what the season Sandy Bull: Blend got more calls than anything else I've played Mombasa: African Hustle like that machine that translates something one way, then back Aki Tsuyuko: Sprout not simple, but as clear as a thin green pane of gelatin Rare Earth: (I Know) I'm Losing You clouded over with the accoutrements of vanilla fudge Williams Fairey Brass Band: Cubik 808 State cover, yanked giggling from its idiom Blake Xolton: Merry Christmas he can't help but feel displaced, even in his own castle Karin Höghielm: Vocalis two minutes of silvery thinness De La Soul: Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (single version) "do you like that song?" one caller asked incredulously; yes Vic Godard and the Subway Sect: Ambition a forgotten, wobbly side-note of a hot loud moment The Youngsters: Christmas In Jail taking any opportunity to be bitter and drunk Culturcide: Depressed Christmas pure horrifying hilarious catharsis
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