Options Andy Waltzer: Playlist from June 30, 2008 Options

Sweet, swirly, sullen, and swoony. Silky, sorrowful, sad, and sugary. Some sensational songs. Spoken, sung, sincere. Sleep, sigh, and spin. Sssss.

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Options June 30, 2008: Fill-in for Irene

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Jo Truman  Sdreamings   Options Sdreamings  Staalplaat  1991  CD   
Michael Bentley  Piano Ship (alternate mix)   Options Wire Tapper 12  the wire (magazine)  2004  CD  This actually was playing in and out and on top and beneath of the Jo Truman piece. 
Tara Strawberry  We Silent Machines   Options cdr made by Tara  Self Released  2008  CD-R   
David Byrne  Song For The Trees or I Know Sometimes The World Is Wrong   Options Like a Girl, I want you to Keep Coming  Giorno Poetry Systems  1996  LP   
The Insect  Tropical Insect House   Options Zoo  Twisted Nerve    CD  Collection of animal themed music on the Twisted Nerve label. "Tropical Insect House" may also be a new dance music craze sweeping Ibiza this summer. 
The Poppy Family feat. Susan Jacks  Beyond The Clouds   Options A Good Thing Lost  What are Records  1996  CD  Just a side note- if you search on this song and artist on youtube, there are amazing videos to see. Those boots! 
thorazine shuffle
Souled American  Sonny   Options Sonny  Rough Trade  1992  CD  Droopy music. Alt cough syrup country. Lil Wayne Newton? 
Tarnation  Christine   Options Mirador  4ad  1997  CD  In honor of the new American Girls doll shop that opened near me in Minneapolis. Hopefully, the dolls of today will haunt in the future as the dolls of the past haunt today. 
Peter Blegvad & John Greaves  The Only Song   Options Unearthed  Sub Rosa  1995  CD  There's something prettily sinister about this song...it's like sugar water torture. 
The Special Pillow  Blue Always   Options Sleeping Beauty  Self Released  2007  CD  In my opinion, a perfect song. Sung by FMU family tree branch Katie Gentile, from the band starring Dan Cuddy, ex of earlier FMU faves Hypno Love Wheel. 
Sea sick and swaying.
Bill Wells  Wiltz   Options you don't need darkness to do what you think is right v/a  Geographic  2002  CD  A little tip- this amazing collection on Stephen Pastel's Geographic label keeps showing up online for around a few dollars or less. I highly suggest picking one up! 
Carl Orff  Gassenhauer   Options the trip v/a  Universal UK  2006  CD  Eclectic and excellent double disc mix curated by Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey of Pulp. 
Ann Magnuson  Is This Heaven?   Options Pretty Songs & Ugly Stories  Self Released  2006  CD  Recent release from former Bongwater starlet (& memorable CBGB FMU benefit performer) Ann Magnuson. She sells these herself- you could pick one up from her and make life better. 
Mick Turner / Tren Brothers  Carny   Options Blue Trees  Drag City  2007  CD  This album from Mick Turner and Jim White (of The Dirty Three) might be my favorite release from these folks. Varied, surreal, dizzying, and melodic. 
Helen & Anita Carter  Today   Options More Michigas From The Airwaves  self made mix  2008  CD-R  From Laura Cantrell's marathon premium compilation...of course you would trust Laura with this kind of music as readily as you would trust The Mayo Clinic for a check up. 
Maher Shalal Hash Baz  Sunrise   Options Blues Du Jour  Geographic    CD   
Nara Leao  Marcha de Quarta-Feira de Cinzas   Options s/t    1971     
Dorothy Ashby  Drink   Options The Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby  Cadette  1970  CD  "Afro-harp" soul sweetness. 
High Llamas  Dorothy Ashby   Options Can Cladders  Drag City    CD  Now we can all imagine what a song by Dorothy Ashby titled "The High Llamas" would sound like. 
Aidan Smith  Chapters One to 4   Options At Home With  Twisted Nerve  2003  CD   
Sly & the Family Stone  Somebody's Watching You   Options Essential        I actually wanted to play the Little Sister (Sly produced, his sister's singing) version but couldn't find it fast enough. Hours after this show I was in Brooklyn dancing to Sly with friends- honestly, if I share one thing with you it's that you should give that a go. 
Antony  Afraid / I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy   Options Black Sessions  No Label    CD-R  From a cdr of Antony of Antony & The Johnsons performing live on the French radio program The Black Sessions. A Nico cover, followed by one of his gems. 
Picastro  Tow Truck   Options Whore Luck  Polyvinyl  2007  CD   
June Tabor & Maddy Prior  The Grey Funnel Line   Options The Silly Sisters  Shanachie Records  1976    Two English folk greats take hold of one of the prettiest traditional folk songs. For a great alternate version, try Denise Roughan (of The 3D's and Look Blue Go Purple)'s feedback laden version. 
Band Of Holy Joy  snippet from   Options Punk Lore  Self Released      Lord knows this band deserves more than a snippet, but for now this is a tiny sample of a voice that precedes a song on their new ep. 
Ruth  87 Sundays   Options Dream Babes Volume Five: Folk Rock And Faithful  RPM  2004  CD  Amazing bit of psyche folk from the 60's...sounds sweet and casual, but listen to the detailed and at times intense lyrics within. 
John Zorn  untitled   Options caged/uncaged (various artists)  Cramps  1993     
Christina Kubisch & Fabrizio Plessi  Earth (excerpt)   Options Two and Two         
Carla Bozulich's Evangelista  Hello Voyager   Options Blue Room  Constellation  2008  CD  I'm not even sure what it means, but "willing but not able to go out and play" sounds like the saddest tragic lyric ever. 
July Skies  Southern Orchards   Options Where The Days Go  Make Mine Music  2003     
The Idle Race  Hurry Up John   Options Back To The Story  Caroline  1996  CD  Brilliant double disc of psyche pop from Jeff Lynne (pre ELO). 
The Tall Dwarfs  If I Were You   Options Under The Influence  Flying Nun    CD  From a double disc set commemorating the 21st anniversary of legendary NZ label Flying Nun, where artists cover other label artists. This is a Straitjacket Fits song covered by The Tall Dwarfs. 
Hermine  Torture   Options The World On My Plates  LTM    CD  From a brilliant retrospective of Hermine (the voice from Flying Lizards, among other things)- covering the Everly Brothers classic Torture (with Lizards members backing her up). 
Les Baxtor  Lust   Options The Passions  Revola    CD  Bas Sheva doesn't exactly go for subtle on the vocals. 
Festival  Valentine   Options Come Arrow Come  Language Of Stone       
Christmas  True Soldier Of Love   Options In Excelsior Dayglo  Big Time    CD  It's a good time to rediscover how great Christmas were. 
Essie Jain  Glory   Options We Made This Ourselves  Ba Da Bing    Vinyl   
Kath Bloom/Loren MazzaCane Conners  Thank You   Options 1981-84  Mega  1998    Some of the most beautiful and sad music I have ever heard- everything sounds so pure and true it's almost difficult to listen to unless you meet it emotionally. 
Famous Jug Band  A Leaf Must Fall   Options Wyrd Folk Mix        Such a perfect slice of ethereal mid 60's melancholy... 
Erik Pearson & Sonya Hunter  High   Options self released cdr      CD-R  There is something so crystalline and peaceful about these two harmonizing together. You can tell they are sweethearts! 
Waking up on a water slide's tip
Ana D  recordando   Options Satellite 99 double disc version  Elefant       
Laura Barrett  Robot Ponies   Options Earth Sciences  Phantom  2008  CD   
His Name Is Alive  Come To Me   Options Xmmer    2007  CD  Thanks to His Name Is Alive for handing me a tambourine to play during their gig in Minneapolis! 
  Thanks for listening, and many cheers to all my friends at the station (Scott, Ken, Brian, Liz, Gaylord, Trouble, etc) for helping set things or just for being who they are. Extra special thanks to the wondrous Irene, purveyor of the finest programming, for allowing me to fill in. Please send any notes via this page and I will be happy to respond. I will most likely fill in again next September. If you would like a reminder when it happens, drop an email and I will do my best to send a note when it's scheduled. Have an amazing summer, everyone!!!!

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