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Options May 11, 2012: Too Late to Turn Back Now (Oblique Strategies)
~Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose  Too Late to Turn Back Now   Options   United Artists  1972  45  First Card: Do we need holes? For more information on the Oblique Strategies cards that will be guiding today's show, go to: http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/   
AMM  Generative Theme i   Options Generative Themes  Matchless Recordings    CD  Recorded in 1982; NEXT CARD: Make something implied more definite (reinforce, duplicate)  0:02:54 ()
Brian Eno  Select a Bonk   Options Curiosities Volume 1  Opal  2003  CD  Next card Who should be doing this job? How would they do it?  0:12:15 ()
ZZ Top  Move Me On Down the Line   Options Tres Hombres  London  1973  LP  Next card: Slow preparation, fast execution.  0:21:20 ()
WOLD  We Kill for Her   Options Badb  Crucial Blast  2012  CD  Next card: Use 'unqualified' people.  0:23:44 ()
Portsmouth Sinfonia  Pinball Wizard   Options 20 Classic Rock Classics  Phillips  1979  CD-R  Next card: What wouldn't you do?  0:28:25 ()
Bruce Springsteen   Death To My Hometown   Options Wrecking Ball  Columbia  2012  CD  Next card: What would your closest friend do?  0:30:10 ()
Michael Cosmic  Arabia   Options Pece in the World  Cosmic/Intex  1974  MP3  Next card: What are you really thinking about just now? Incorporate.  0:42:40 ()
Lou Reed  She's My Best Friend   Options Coney Island Baby  RCA  1975  LP  Next Card: What mistakes did you make last time?  1:06:55 ()
Beastie Boys  Gratitude   Options Check Your Head  Capitol  1992  LP  Next card: Try faking it!  1:12:49 ()
Brian Eno  2/1   Options Music For Airports          1:21:28 ()
The Clash  Cheat   Options Live at Mont de Marsan - France - 5/6 August 1977      MP3  Next Card: Think: Inside the work, Outside the work  1:27:25 ()
The Work  The Great Climax   Options Rubber Cage  Ad Hoc  2007  CD  Next Card: Abandon Normal Instruments  1:28:58 ()
La Drivers Union Por Por Group  Trotro Tour of Ghana   Options Por Por: Honk Horn Music Of Ghana  Smithsonian  2007  CD  Next card: Accretion  1:33:25 ()
Eric Glick Rieman  What's Said, Reinterpreted by Future Hearers   Options In My Mind, Her Image Was Reversed  Accretions  2011  CD  Next card: Accept advice.  1:45:39 ()
Brian Eno  Kurt's Rejoinder   Options Before and After Science  Asphodel  2004  CD  Originally released in 1977; Next card: Allow an easement (an easement is the abandonment of a structure)  1:52:58 ()
John Fahey  The Transcendental Waterfall   Options The Legend of Blind Joe Death  Fantasy  1996  CD  Recorded in 1959; Next card: Are there sections? Consider transitions.  2:01:10 ()
Michael Chapman  Waiting for a Train   Options Sweet Powder  Rural Retreat  2012  CD  Next card: Be dirty  2:11:43 ()
The Cramps  Garbage Man   Options File Under Sacred Music: Early Singles 1978-1981  Munster  2011  CD  Next card: Be extravagant.  2:14:05 ()
Roxy Music  Virginia Plain   Options Roxy Music  Virgin  1972  CD  Next Card: Disconnect From Desire  2:17:39 ()
Oren Ambarchi  Salt   Options Audience of One  Touch  2012  CD  Next Card: Ask your body  2:20:35 ()
This Heat  A New Kind of Water   Options Deceit  Rough Trade  1981  CD  Next card: Always first steps  2:26:00 ()
Wreckless Eric   A Pop Song   Options Big Smash  Stiff  2007  MP3  Next card: Ask people to work against their better judgment  2:35:58 ()
Phil Fucking Collins  All The Hits, All At Once   Options All the Hits at Once  No Label  2012  CD-R  Next card: Just carry on.  2:38:50 ()
Phil Fucking Collins  Easy Lover   Options All the Hits at Once  No Label  2012  CD-R  Next card: Is it finished? (I swear that's what it was!)  2:45:18 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:57:07 ()

Listener comments!

  Fri. 5/11/12 3:02pm Doublemint Twins:

Is it dark in here, or is it just us?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:02pm 37:

always makes me laugh that the part of your show my wife would like best is always your intro 45... ha ha ha....
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:02pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings Kurt.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:03pm Swan:

Oh yes, the cards. Deal us in, Kurt!!
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:04pm still b/p:

Holes, yes. Do the holes in 45s count, or will you have to create literal or figurative holes in the program material, the playlist or the energy of both?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:06pm northguineahills:

Cornelius Bros vs. Cornelius vs Cornelius mashup.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:11pm Cecile:

vs. Cornelius Bumpus...
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:11pm Taylor:

Cornelius and Zira were...my friends.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:11pm Caryn:

So wait, did the "holes" card inspire the Cornelius track or the one after it? Just want to keep up with things.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:14pm Looms:

Freeform's at its best today :)
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:17pm Cecile:

I didn't know about these. Fascinating.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:23pm \m/ >v< \m/:

I always thought this was BTO!
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:23pm Cheri Pi:

This album rules.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:23pm johnnykevlar:

The only ZZ Top album I've heard, what's next?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:25pm steve:

just heard this morning that Wold will be opening for Merzbow in Bk in early June! that is exciting
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:27pm steve:

btw is Wold "slow prep fast execution" or "use unqualified people"?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:28pm Cecile:

Unquailified people might be the Shaggs.
Avatar Fri. 5/11/12 3:29pm bryce:

caryn, steve et al. i am listing the cards as i draw them, so the card drawn AMM, for example, suggested playing Eno.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:29pm Looms:

"Unquailified people"... The Shaggs are next?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:30pm Cecile:

that works, too.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:30pm Cecile:

The next one - Some new kind of kick by the Cramps?
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:30pm Caryn:

Please don't play "I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" for the next card!
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:31pm Caryn:

Oh yay, Bruce!
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:33pm Cecile:

jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way...
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:33pm tim from champaign:

What would my best friend do (and is probably doing at this moment)? Chug-A-Lug by Roger Miller
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:35pm BodegaMan:

yeah, thanks for introducing the cards. i went to the Eno Shop (http://enoshop.co.uk/) to check them out too, but got caught up looking at those trumpet style speakers. Very cool
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:36pm BodegaMan:

Funny, Tim from Champaign is my best friend, although he lives in Portland, OR now.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:40pm http://www.last.fm/user/johnnykevlar:

play some captain beefheart
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:43pm Rarus Avis:

Play some Gino Robair or Mavis Strawn.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:46pm BodegaMan:

For the next card "what are you thinking about" it's perfect time for some David Allan Coe.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:47pm Cecile:

Great choice, Ariela.
never heard this before.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:49pm northguineahills:

I was thinking about just now how I don't hear enough Cecil Taylor.
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:50pm G:

@ngh: Cecil Taylor review in the Village Voice this week, p. 48 print edition
  Fri. 5/11/12 3:52pm northguineahills:

Thanks G, I'll my gf to pick up a copy.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:03pm still b/p:

On The Brian Eno Official Store site, if you click "Basket" with nothing selected for purchase, it says "Basket is empty." Routine someplace else. But there in the EnozonE realm of Oblique Strategies..."Ohh, yyyeeeessss, ah, yes...my basket is...empty."
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:06pm still b/p:

More accurately, it says, "Your basket is empty."
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:07pm Mike East:

I just got Coney Island Baby...its not as bad as I was expecting.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:09pm Cecile:

that's a ringing endorsement.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:11pm Mike East:

hehehe...well I'm sure you know how Lou Reed albums can be. I don't have to try as hard to like this one.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:12pm tim from champaign:

I think Coney Island Baby is fantastic. The title track and A Gift are true gems.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:13pm Minnesota Jeff:

  Fri. 5/11/12 4:15pm BodegaMan:

Next card s/b "Cheat" by The Clash
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:17pm northguineahills:

  Fri. 5/11/12 4:20pm Minnesota Jeff:

Rutles or Beatlemania?
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:23pm Carmichael:

The Pre-Fab Four!!
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:25pm Cecile:

  Fri. 5/11/12 4:27pm Minnesota Jeff:

So...whats everyone up to this weekend?
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:30pm \m/ >v< \m/:

The Fab Faux
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:33pm Mike East:

@MN Jeff: I'm goin' on a pic-a-nic tomorrow...and I will start the day by watching the Who's "Tommy" at about 7am.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:34pm still b/p:

Must hike a mountain!
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:36pm northguineahills:

aural bric-o-brac accretion
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:37pm Mike East:

yeah, I'm gonna do that, too still b/p!!!
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:38pm steve:

im gonna go see THEY LIVE at midnight movies tonight! then probably sit in a park and drink coffee and read all day tomorrow.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:39pm northguineahills:

Radio Ruido introduced me to this La Drivers Union Por Por Group . It's an awesome honking danceteria!
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:45pm next card?:

Drain the pipe of literalness.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:46pm Mike East:

is it a literal drain pipe?
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:46pm ENO:

Kurt's rejoinder please.
Avatar Fri. 5/11/12 4:46pm DJ KG:

HA! i've been posting as bryce? forgot to change that.

nghills: tmmmmmm!

next card requires listener imput. i need advice
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:46pm \m/ >v< \m/:

Edith Massey!
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:47pm Cecile:

Play Hump Day by Tin Huey.
It has a work theme and is very strange and squonky.

My other advice would be to draw another card.
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:48pm common:

  Fri. 5/11/12 4:49pm still b/p:

Miracles - You Better Shop Around
Jack Jones - Wives and Lovers
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:53pm Carmichael:

Richard Thompson - One Door Opens
Stereolab - Lo Boob Oscillator
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:53pm Cecile:

Good Advices by REM
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:54pm ENO:

  Fri. 5/11/12 4:54pm 37:

ah... back just in time...
  Fri. 5/11/12 4:55pm northguineahills:

Power utility
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:01pm Mike East:

but isn't following the card to abandon structure still following the structure of the cards dictating? Trying to wrap my brain around that.
Avatar Fri. 5/11/12 5:05pm DJ KG:

east, yes. and reverting to structure also seems like a contradiction. but this was my best solution. and i think now i am being told to consider the transitions within an acoustic guitar set, at least until the next card is drawn.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:06pm Minnesota Jeff:

Fahey rules.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:07pm Mike East:

I think all of your decisions have been spot on, Kurt. I really dig the concept of the show today.
Avatar Fri. 5/11/12 5:08pm DJ KG:

thanks, mike!
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:09pm Carmichael:

What a gtreat Fahey song.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:09pm northguineahills:

MN Jeff is correct!
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:14pm Cecile:

my dad used to sing the first verse of this song to us when he gave us baths as tiny kids.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:17pm Carmichael:

Be extravagant = DJ's choice!
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:18pm http://www.last.fm/user/johnnykevlar:

Oh snap, my favorite Roxy Music song
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:19pm Cecile:

I was going to suggest that or Queen. Something decadent and over the top.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:19pm Cecile:

for the next card, you could play music made by monks or nuns.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:19pm ENO:

Yeah, this is one of the goodder ones.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:21pm Carmichael:

yeah, the Black Monks!
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:27pm http://www.last.fm/user/johnnykevlar:

heating up in here
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:27pm http://www.last.fm/user/johnnykevlar:

self titled or deceit?
Avatar Fri. 5/11/12 5:28pm DJ KG:

  Fri. 5/11/12 5:37pm ENO:

Sweet WE!!!
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:38pm Carmichael:

If I worked TOTALLY against better judgment, I'd play some Debby Boone.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:40pm Minnesota Jeff:

  Fri. 5/11/12 5:41pm steve:

you sure hit the nail on the head with this one
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:45pm fred von helsing:

Hey, question for y'all. Years ago there was another US copyright brouhaha and some DJ decided to play his collection sorted by length The show started with 1-second bursts, then 2-second, ... you get the idea. Can someone tell me who it was and maybe point me to the archive? greets from Hellsinki where it's 50F
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:46pm Cecile:

That was Kenny G. That show is in the archives.
It was kind of hysterical, but he got in trouble. Well, that was pretty much true of all his shows.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:49pm \m/ >v< \m/:

Didn't you play this alreaady?
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:49pm steve:

  Fri. 5/11/12 5:49pm too much coffee:

like, what kind of trouble?
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:50pm too much coffee:

Kurt G is getting himself into trouble by playing this song
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:50pm Cecile:

I kinda of liked "easy lover" but it got old fast.
98% of its goodness was Phillip Bailey.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:51pm too much coffee:

though as long as he squelches most of it out I suppose it's not so bad
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:51pm Cecile:

Like ASCAP people telling Ken that Kenny was flouting the rule and they didn't appreciate it.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:51pm Minnesota Jeff:

fred von helsing: Nat Roe does shows that sound like this all the time. Lots of things that will play first 3 seconds of each #1 song for a particular year, etc.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:51pm fred von helsing:

Dang here's his archives but which show? http://wfmu.org/special.php/KG
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:51pm Carmichael:

I recall that Kenny G did that show BECAUSE he got in trouble. Kind of a middle finger to The Man. But who knows, that was a looooong time ago.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:52pm Cecile:

Yeah, Phil was such great friends with Earth Wind and Fire that his EWF touring horn section had to sue him for back wages.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:52pm fred von helsing:

Yeah I've hear Nat's stuff, it's pretty cool and he's published the software too
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:52pm too much coffee:

which show? just look for the one with the longest playlist, of course
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:53pm Cecile:

Agh. they changed things up with his hour of pain. I would ask Ken about it, Fred.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:54pm Cecile:

I can't tell by just looking at his older archives. I think it was 2007 or 2008 if that is any help.
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:57pm too much coffee:

we enjoyed being served by you, Kurt
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:57pm fred von helsing:

@TMC good theory if he actually logged all the short bursts. I just checked all the playlists and well maybe just this one might be it "Kenny G and Vicki Bennet Go Apeshit in the Studio for 3 hours"
  Fri. 5/11/12 5:58pm Mike East:

I was listening to "no jacket required" this morning.
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