Options Mark Allen: Playlist from October 22, 2005 Options

"What do you know? How have you lived...to know...what's beautiful?" - Pat Ast, HEAT (1972)

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Options October 22, 2005: "They'd never find a hole big enough... never!!!"

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Artist Track Album Comments
Mark and OCDJ      Mark and OCDJ talk for a delightfully relentless time about vicious beatings, nervous breakdowns, agoraphobia, panic disorders, manifested personalities, the significance of the number "6," crime, bruises, cancer, obsessive repetition, obsessive symmetry, balding, OCD, trash cans, the TARDIS, thank-you notes, drugs, smashing car windows, being covered in blood and broken glass in the playground parking lot, rage issues, insanity, body transference, shape-shifting, bad posture, rainbows, cranium capacities, hooking electric wires to people's legs, being three feet high, getting "help," the brown horse, needles, having a good time, anger, turning the other cheek, good posture, neighborhoods coming together, chest pains, all the air going out of your lungs and feeling like you are going to die, blue metal, police brutality, white people, fucking amateurs, Jersey City muggings vs. Manhattan muggings, head locks, Percidan, friends, the corruption of the "friend-for-hire" industry, ceremonial punishings, conspiracy theories, thievery shows, things being horrible, getting lost in storms, being a dumping ground for everyone's emotional problems, hard lessons, time expansion, being in pain, pain killers, asphyxiation, monsters in mirrors and dirty dishes. 
 
Grover  Monster in the Mirror   Options Sesame Street   
Mike Watt vs. Madonna  Burnin' Up   Options   Ciccone Youth's guitar and drum machine version vs. Madonna's disco version, played over the top of each other 
Strawberry Switchblade vs. The Velvet Underground  Sunday Morning   Options   The Velvet Underground's original version vs. Strawberry Switchblade's cover version (a rare b-side), played over the top of each other 
Kate Bush vs. Pat Benatar  Wuthering Heights   Options   Kate Bush's version vs. Pat Benatar's, played over the top of each other 
Blurt  Gravespit (live)   Options Abstract Magazine (Vol. 6)  Recorded live for Radio Bremmen, 1985. 
The Yardbirds  Stroll On   Options Blow Up (sndtk)   
Blow Up  (film clip)   Options   David Hemmings shows a panic-y Venessa Redgrave how to sit down and dance "against the beat" to a Herbie Hancock record while holding a cigarette, while she tries to figure out a way to steal his roll of film. From "Blow Up," dir: Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966, with David Hemmings, Venessa Redgrave. 
Francois Bayle  Rosace 3 from: Vibrations Composees   Options Grand Polyphonie  (1973) 
Pete Drake  My Abilene   Options For Pete's Sake   
Gary Schneider  Green Tambourine   Options Just For Fun Just For Friends  More info on this album here. 
Charles Dodge  He Destroyed Her Image   Options Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental  (1972) 
Manny Parrish  Six Simple Synthesizers   Options Man Parrish  (1982) 
Styx  Mr. Roboto   Options Kilroy Was Here  Played backwards on WFMU's "stunt" turntable. 
The Bee Gees  She's Leaving Home   Options Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band  (with Jay MacIntosh, John Wheeler) 
 
Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte  (film clip)   Options   Bette Davis crawls backwards down the stairs (Martha Graham-style) while growling and hacking (Yoko Ono-style) after seeing an "apparition" of Joseph Cotton's ghost, covered in mud, on the second story landing. A condescending Olivia de Havilland comforts a twittering Davis in the ground floor foyer. From "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte," dir: Robert Aldrich, 1964, with Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotton. 
Yoko Ono  Fly   Options Fly  mixed with below... 
Louis and Bebe Barron  (various)   Options Forbidden Planet (sndtk)  mixed with above... 
Over The Edge  (film clips)   Options   Students watch a film about vandalism while in assembly. Later, the students take over and blow-up the school (because they don't have a roller rink or cinema to go to) with the parents trapped inside during a late night PTA meeting on how to curb teen violence. From "Over The Edge," dir: Jonathan Kaplan, 1979, with Michael Kramer, Matt Dillon, Pamela Ludwig, Tom Fergus, Vincent Spano, Harry Northup, Andy Romano, Ellen Geer. Read more about this excellent film here and here. 
Sonic Youth  Piano Piece #13 (Carpenter's Piece)   Options SYR4: Goodbye 20th Century  Band members interpret George Maciunas' 1962 composition, which calls for the players to hammer all the keys of a piano with nails until they are all locked in the "down" position. 
Einsturzende Neubauten  Mikroben   Options Strategies Against Architecture   
Five Easy Pieces  (film clip)   Options   Jack Nicholson tries to get a side order of toast in a diner with too many rules, and eventually tells waitress Lorna Thayer he wants her to "...hold the chicken between your knees." Helena Kallianiotes tries to intervene. From "Five Easy Pieces," dir: Bob Rafelson, 1970, with Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Helena Kallianiotes, Lorna Thayer. 
 
Five Easy Pieces  (film clips)   Options   Jack Nicholson and Karen Black pick up a hitch-hiking Helena Kallianiotes and her girlfriend Toni Basil (!) and then Kallianiotes goes on and on and on about "filth" and wanting to move to Alaska because she "...saw in a picture once" that it was very clean. Kallianiotes and Basil discuss people's filth habits. Kallianiotes and Black then verbally duke it out. From "Five Easy Pieces," dir: Bob Rafelson, 1970, with Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Helena Kallianiotes, Toni Basil. 

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