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Options February 10, 2012: Bad Luck
~ Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes  Bad Luck   Options   Philadelphia International Records  1975  45     
Bang On A Can All Stars  Study 2a / Study 3a / Study 3c / Study 11   Options Beautiful, Dark and Scary  Cantaloupe Music  2012  CD  Composed by Conlon Nancarrow; arranged by Evan Ziporyn  0:02:39 ()
Bart van Rosmalen / Anto Pett  PlayWork 2: the 'work'   Options PlayWork  Leo Records  2012  CD    0:18:12 ()
Miya Masaoka / Audrey Chen / Hans Grüsel / Kenta Nagai  Absence of Territory   Options Masaoka · Chen · Grüsel · Nagai  Repiscent  2010  CD    0:37:36 ()
Swedish Mobilia  Rocking Chair   Options Knife, Fork and Spoon  Leo Records  2012  CD    0:51:01 ()
Music behind DJ:
Paper Planes (instrumental mix)   Options       MP3    1:05:57 ()
Fela Ransome Kuti and the Africa 70  Expensive Shit (excerpt)   Options Expensive Shit / He Miss Road  FAX  1997  CD  Originally released in 1975  1:03:59 ()
Študentsko Delavski Rock Teater V Opoziciji  Your Music   Options Študentsko Delavski Rock Teater V Opoziciji  Monofika  2011  CD    1:11:40 ()
Paul McCartney  Kreen - Akore   Options McCartney  EMI    CD  Originally released in 1970  1:15:48 ()
Philip Blackburn  Duluth Harbor Serenade   Options Ghostly Psalms  Innova  2012  CD    1:19:58 ()
Steve Lehman Trio  Pure Imagination   Options Dialect Flourescent  Pi Recordings  2012  CD    1:33:55 ()
Art Ensemble of Chicago  Lori Song   Options The Spiritual  Black Lion  1996  CD  Recorded in 1969  1:39:59 ()
Roscoe Mitchell and the Note Factory  Quintet 2007 A for Eight   Options Far Side  ECM  2010  CD    1:43:49 ()
Joe McPhee with Michael Bisio / Dominic Duval / Claude Tchamitian / Paul Rogers  Goin' Home   Options Angels, Devils & Haints  CJR  2008  CD  Recorded in 2000  1:53:28 ()
The Thing with Otomo Yoshihide  Uramado (thank you, Mr. Fukuoka)   Options Shinjuku Crawl  Smalltown Superjazz  2009  CD    2:01:52 ()
René Lussier / Martin Tétreault / Otomo Yoshihide  Baoum   Options Élektrik Toboggan  Victo  2009  CD    2:06:41 ()
Jason Lescalleet  Put 'em on the Glass   Options This is What I Do - Vol. 1  Glistening Examples  2011  CD    2:15:14 ()
Little Willie John  My Nerves   Options R&B Hipshakers Vol. 1: Teach Me To Monkey  Vampisoul  2010  CD  Originally released in 1956  2:22:23 ()
The Shangri-Las  Out in the Streets   Options The Best of the Shangri-las  Polygram  1996  CD  Originally released in 1965  2:24:41 ()
X  White Girl   Options Wild Gift  Slash  1988  CD  Originally released in 1981  2:27:23 ()
Klang  in division   Options No Sound Is Heard  Blast First Petitie  2004  CD    2:30:50 ()
Matt Ostrowski  Draden (for 2)   Options The Tears of Things  Dolor del Estamago  2006  CD-R    2:40:15 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:55:15 ()

Listener comments!

  Fri. 2/10/12 3:04pm kat330:

KG: Please share my skinks pic with Minnesota Jeff (if you think he'd be interested).
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:04pm hamburger:

waaow minature minataurs - waoowweeee

bad luck! yay! bike and bank card stolen this week woooohoo!
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:05pm Teddy Pendergrass:

HM&TBN were bad luck alright.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:06pm kat330:

"If not for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:06pm DJ KG:

already planned to, kat. but i got home too late last night to do it. of course, it's up to him if he uses it. he adopted my playlist last marathon and has full authority! speaking of which ...
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:07pm Mike East:

Hey I think Bang on a Can is coming to our studio next week! They're some good people.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:08pm kat330:

Anyone else familiar with R.L. Burnside's "Bad Luck City"? Wonderful stuff.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:08pm T-Zero:

Gotta love a band called Bang On A Can
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:09pm kat330:

@DJKG: Oh, I wasn't meaning for him to use it necessarily -- just sharing it with anyone connected with the list you have email for. I suspected you have MN Jeff's.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:10pm DJ KG:

will do, kat.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:11pm still b/p:

Thieves should be fed to alligators.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:17pm T-Zero:

@DJ KG: So, did you select Bang On A Can to foreshadow the upcoming marathon?
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:18pm T-Zero:

... and I guess I really shouldn't have referred to them as a "band" eh?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:19pm DJ KG:

i think that's fair, t-0. boac is an organization, but the all-stars are a band.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:20pm Carmichael:

Okee Dokee. Back driving the desk and gotcha all dialed in, DJKG.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:25pm The Curse of the Blue Noes:

Melvin died on March 24, 1997 at the age of fifty-seven. Brown died on April 6, 2008 at the age of sixty-three of a respiratory condition. In addition, three former members of the group would die during the year 2010. First Teddy Pendergrass died on January 13, 2010 at the age of fifty-nine from complications of colon cancer. Six months later, original member Roosevelt Brodie, who was the second tenor for the original Blue Notes, died July 13, 2010 at the age of seventy-five due to complications of diabetes. And just five months later in that year, Bernard Wilson died on December 26, 2010 at the age of sixty-four from complications of a stroke and a heart attack. Pendergrass' predecessor, John Atkins, and successor David Ebo, are also deceased (1998 and 1993 respectively).
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:26pm The Curse of the Blue Notes:

Notes, even.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:28pm noestalgia:

If...you...don't....noes ...me...by...nowww...
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:39pm Cecile:

You mean the Blue Notes weren't godlike beings with immortality? I'm disappointed.

Teddy actually had a pretty good long life considering that his spinal cord was severely damaged. Still miss him, though.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:43pm Actuary:

Average life expectancy for males is close to 80. It was 55-65 in about 1900-1920.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:45pm Roadie:

Life on the road is a lot of wear and tear.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:47pm pierre:

Bonjour Kurt !
Bonjour listeners !

Glad to be able to listen live.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:48pm DJ KG:

hi pierre! and hello everyone.

incident report so far: one skipping cd and one wrong phone number given out. things are rough up here in the little studio...
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:50pm Cecile:

Yes, but paraplegic males with spinal chord injuries after the age of 30 are only expected to live 15-20 years after the injury. Teddy had a terrible car accident in the early 80s that confined him to a wheelchair until his death.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:50pm kat330:

Did Bryce get out all right? I'm worried about him and that frog in this throat.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:50pm Cecile:

I looked it up.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:50pm Roadie:

They all work in a dodgy submarine, a dodgy submarine, dodgy submarine...
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:51pm DJ KG:

bryce is quietly napping on the studio floor.

at least ... i think he's napping...
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:53pm kat330:

"his" "this" s.b. You might nudge him with a toe every so often.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 3:55pm DJ KG:

... he bites
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:56pm kat330:

His jaw didn't appear to be working well this afternoon, so maybe it's safe.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:56pm Actuary:

Guys who were up the charts as popular singers 35 years ago (and therefore in their twenties or early thirties at that time) should not *all* be dead. The odds are way against that, but in this case it happened. They all died of various things that were not old-age driven.

What superstitious amateurs call a "curse" is not about spinal cord injury survival data, which applies only to one person in the situation. Instead, it's about how a bunch of famous musicians in a group together all ended up dead by their fifties and early sixties, which anyone who knows someone who's died at that age knows is an early death, not a normal-age death.

Is it a lifestyle issue? Or --

Bad Luck?
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:58pm Cecile:

A little of both, Actuary?
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:59pm Carmichael:

The way I partied 35 years ago, I should be dead. But I'm not, although I haven't a clue what my remaining life expectancy should be. Probably about an hour.
  Fri. 2/10/12 3:59pm Actuary:

That's usually the right answer, actually.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:00pm Cecile:

You celebrities end a feud by calling Perez Hilton and saying the feud is over.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:01pm Cecile:

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:01pm kat330:

FBI files reveal Steve Jobs dropped LSD, making him an undesirable and unstable. My guess is it aided his genius.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:02pm Cecile:

Oy, vey.
Madonna was busy sujmmoning Satan accoring to the Illuminati paranoids, and everyone worries about the finger?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:02pm Actuary:

There is no mortality decelaration, after all. Oh, well:

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:03pm pierre:

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:04pm slugluv1313:

M.I.A., LOVE that woman!!!!!!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:05pm kat330:

I'm hoping it was done specifically as a joke, but the most outrageous visual blur by a censor I've yet to see was on Letterman. It was a screenshot of a tweet from someone that used either BFD or WTF, can't recall, and they BLURRED the letter "F"! What the eff is that about??!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:06pm ?:

@Cecile: well, according to the conspiracy people, all people in power are members of the Illuminati as well, so they're not going to be worried about Madonna. They were probably chanting in black robes at home.
And it's difficult to type one-handed, while giving my laptop the finger with the other hand.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:06pm FCC:

DON'T YOU DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:07pm kat330:

It's a LETTER fercrissakes!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:09pm ?:

@kat: I sure hope it was a joke. They do tend to make so many jokes about Twitter and about censorship on Letterman, I would think it was a joke.
Speaking of Letterman, anyone see the Joan Jett/Foo Fighters performance? She's still got it in spades!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:11pm Carmichael:

I'm waiting for Doug S. to jump over here and comment. I'm betting his African Jazz-dar is is waaaaay up ....
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:12pm kat330:

@?: Pretty certain I did, but did you see the Foo's deliver the Top 10 last night? They could have used a line reading coach.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:12pm kat330:

"Emeny" as in "emena"?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:13pm kat330:

Borrrrrreees Badinov?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:14pm Funk & Wagnalls:

Emeny = someone you think sucks who got an Emmy
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:14pm ?:

@kat: we get the talk shows about 2-4 weeks late, so I'll keep an eye out for that so I can sigh and shake my head at the screen. Show up for rehearsal, people!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:17pm G:

Maybe the Letterman staff think that not rehearsing them much or at all adds comedy and (with plausible deniability) irreverent celeb mockery?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:18pm SAINTCLOUD:

amazing show!cheers from a freezing ROMA!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:18pm Me::

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:19pm kat330:

Yeah, well, some of Letterman's line deliveries could use more rehearsal of late. I think he's just tired of it all, and who wouldn't be?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:19pm Demosthenes:

The three most important factors in good public speaking are:

1. Delivery
2. Delivery
3. Delivery
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:19pm kat330:

@G: But they were not funnier by being under rehearsed -- just sucking the comedy out of what the writer did.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:20pm Me::

Like sucking the music out of a broadcast by talking about lame TV?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:21pm Me::

ARTIST ARE NEVER SLAVES... that resonated with my soul baby! PLAY THAT TRACK AGAIN!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:21pm G:

Mockery isn't always funny :-) The staff know the writers' material is good.

But yes, see Demosthenes, greatest orator of ancient times. He actually said that, when asked for oratory tips.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:21pm Me::

I need more than 1 consciousness to appreciate all these tracks in parallel... baby!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:22pm Ike:

Craig Ferguson is better.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 4:22pm DJ KG:

"Me" - i will play more from the slovenian sutdent worker rock theatre in opposition in the future, i promise
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:23pm Me::

srsly, where can I get a copy of 'Your Music'?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:23pm Me::

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:23pm kat330:

@Ike: I'll defer to the wishes of Me now.
See ya later alligators! [gotta start dinner anyhow]
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:24pm Me::

Reminds me of Saul Williams, dear hip hop... please... stop
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 4:26pm DJ KG:

"Me" - i'm not sure where to tell you to go. i was contacted by Dušan Hedl on facebook. he wanted to send it to me. this looks to be them on discogs, altho this record isn't there: www.discogs.com...
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:28pm Me::

Yeah, I can't find it either
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:29pm Guy Smiley:

  Fri. 2/10/12 4:29pm Me::

The stream will be archived later right? I can grab it then?
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:30pm other david:

friday, minotaurs, minature ones. yay.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:34pm Me::

to the future
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 4:36pm DJ KG:

archived for sure!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:39pm Guy Smiley:

Hot and heavy.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:42pm Looms:

Howdy Kurt! We dig the show over here.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:47pm Guy Smiley:

:: Dissonance ::
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:53pm Carmichael:

France digs jazz don't they, Looms? I was watching a Bireli Lagrene concert from Montreaux last night, thinking just that.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:54pm Carmichael:

Or was it Paris? Sheez ....
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 4:56pm DJ KG:

Paris was very good to the jazz guys in the late 60s. outside of france, less so. there's stories about the house the art ensemble rented in the country and visits from police who thought they were planning revolutionary activities!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:57pm Looms:

@Carm: sure, we do. Though, Montreux is in Switzerland ;)
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:57pm bruceleh:

Ah, the Prince of Poughkeepsie
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:57pm Doug S.:

Long live Joe McPhee!!
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:58pm Deep Purple:

Montreux is in francophone Switzerland, FWIW.
  Fri. 2/10/12 4:59pm Carmichael:

I can't remember if it was Live in Paris or Live Jazz A Vienne, but it was a smokin' concert. Especially if you love Django, as I do.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:03pm G:

HM&TBN soundin' kindly unwordly here. Is this a live feed from their reunion concert in Purgatory?
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:04pm curieux:

Just curious. But what is the "music behind DJ" - super slow rpm of...whom?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 5:06pm DJ KG:

doug s: ha!; g: yes. wait, no. curieux: two copies of the same harold melvin 45 played at 33.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:10pm Caryn:

Oh, Kurt, I'd love a radio sing-along!
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:10pm curieux:

  Fri. 2/10/12 5:10pm Slacks:

  Fri. 2/10/12 5:10pm northguineahills:

This Otomo block fits nicely w/ me cooking my brinner.
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 5:11pm DJ KG:

caryn, what song would we do?
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:12pm Ian:

@ Deep Purple: Oh, yes, I know it. By the lake Geneva shoreline.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:14pm Caryn:

Kurt, that's the head-scratcher. It has to be something catchy that most of your show's listeners would know the lyrics to. But that still fits in with the style of the program. Hmm... Maybe you could come up with a top 3 that the comments board could then vote on?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 5:15pm DJ KG:

wordy rappinghood
suspicioius minds
staying alive
pretty vacant
pop muzik
telephone (by gaga)
telephone (by elo)
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:16pm other david:

What what, no Petula Clark?
Avatar Fri. 2/10/12 5:18pm DJ KG:

don't sleep in the subway?
that might piss scott w off tho. that's his joint.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:18pm Looms:

staying alive (marathon's drawing near)
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:21pm curieux:

pop muzik . definitely.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:24pm Carmichael:

Telephone Line for me. Slow, few words, plenty of opps for over-emoting ...
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:27pm Caryn:

"Pop Muzik" would be nice, because there's very little repetition, but "Don't Sleep in the Subway" is a personal favourite... (Carm's right about the OTT opportunities with ELO, though)
Of course, you could make this a weekly thing, and just go through the whole list.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:30pm Carmichael:

For you Petula Clark fans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOuDGqHY1Q
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:32pm other david:

Carmichael, I assume you're familiar with the Mrs. Miller version? :)
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:32pm Caryn:

Thanks for that, Carm!
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:32pm Cecile:

why don't you do this X song?
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:34pm Carmichael:

I'm very familiar with Mrs. Miller, od, although I haven't thought about her in a while!
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:34pm Caryn:

Since the votes seem to be going a vote per song (and with good write-ins coming in), the weekly segment idea starts to look good.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:36pm paul b:

Odd Just yesterday, Wednesday I was thinking to myself: no one plays "white girl" on the radio any more, I went home and played it from my Lp. Now here it is radioated, very nice.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:36pm Carmichael:

John Doe's latest CD seems pretty great to my ears. I knew the voice, but couldn't name him. Pleasantly surprised.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:44pm G:

would you believe? Dolor del Estamago = Stomach Ache
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:45pm other david:

On further kitschy reflection, "Something Big" by Mr. Bacharach
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:51pm Caryn:

Inspired by Carm's link: for SCTV fans/music lovers, the depressing music of Connie Franklin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR4Kk5RT_Kg
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:53pm Carmichael:

This song is hard to sing along to.
  Fri. 2/10/12 5:57pm Caryn:

I'm singing along with Petula!
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