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Options August 31, 2012: Natural High (With a Top 40 Request from Laura Kaminsky)
~Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Bloodstone  Natural High   Options   London  1972  45     
Steely Dan  Black Friday   Options A Decade of Steely Dan  MCA  1985  CD    0:02:39 ()
Third Eye  Black Friday   Options Negru Voda / An Impulse of Fear  Crowd Control Activities  1998  CD  split with Raudive Experiments  0:06:03 ()
Gog  Gasp In a Fifty Pound Claw   Options Mist From the Random More  Utech  2009  CD    0:12:37 ()
Bassoon  Flight of Hektor   Options Bassoon  Ultramarine  2012  CD    0:21:19 ()
Gian Luigi Diana and Jimmy Johnsen  Fukushima Blues   Options MU  Setola DiMaiale  2011  CD    0:32:44 ()
Mark Wastell & Jonathan McHugh  Eventide   Options Fukishuma!  Presqu'ile  2012  CD    0:37:04 ()
Steffen Schleiermacher  Electronic Music for 2 Pianos   Options John Cage: Complete Piano Music  MDG  2012  CD  Composed by John Cage in 1964; This recording originally released in 1998  0:43:30 ()
Claire Bryant and Idith Meshulam  Duo for Piano and Cello   Options   forthcoming release  2012  WAV  Composed by Laura Kaminsky in 2002  0:58:13 ()
Laura Kaminsky  interview   Options           1:15:56 ()
Stevie Wonder  Signed Sealed Delivered   Options Looking Back  Motown  1977  LP    1:27:52 ()
The Delfonics  A Lover's Concerto   Options La La Means I Love You  Ace Records  2007  CD  Originally released in 1968  1:29:48 ()
Rotary Connection  Let Them Talk   Options Aladdin  Raven  1998  CD  Originally Released in 1968  1:31:55 ()
Brian Eno  The Fat Lady of Limbourg   Options Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)  Asphodel  2004  CD  Originally released in 1974  1:36:20 ()
Mark Dresser  Prophecy of the Somnabulist   Options The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari  Knitting Factory Works  1994  CD    1:41:17 ()
Erdem Helvacioglu  Blood Drops by the Pool   Options Eleven Short Stories  Innova  2012  CD    1:49:02 ()
Ross Bolleter  Goya's Dog   Options Night Kitchen: An Hour of Ruined Piano  Emanem  2010  CD    1:52:52 ()
Larry Polansky  #18 (2002) Trio Canon for Christian Wolff   Options Four-Voice Canons  Cold Blue Music  2002  CD    2:06:37 ()
Eberhard Blum / Nils Vigeland   For Christian Wolff (excerpt)   Options For Christian Wolff  hatNOW  1992  CD  Composed by Morton Feldman in 1986  2:11:40 ()
Tom Johnson  Mersenne Numbers   Options Music for 88  Experimental Intermedia  1992  CD    2:29:36 ()
Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra  Impreocherto (for HB)   Options GN82: Impreocherto (for HB)  Iorram  2012  CD    2:42:21 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:54:09 ()

Listener comments!

  Fri. 8/31/12 3:05pm DCE:

were you projecting onto Bryce back there?
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:05pm pierre:

Bonsoir Kurt !
Glad to be here live from Paris.
i love this song.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:06pm hamburger:

I enjoyed that banter
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:07pm Cheri Pi:

I'm one of the few in my peer group who love Steely Dan.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:07pm common:

hell yea Steely Dan! Where's the coke?
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:09pm hamburger:

that gif looks dirty. or I have a dirty mind.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:10pm Art Smass:

Loving the show down here in Muswellbrook!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:11pm DCE:

dirty? hmm...now that you mention it, the back and forth thrusting of the blue and green squares into the pink area...umm...
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:12pm common:

  Fri. 8/31/12 3:14pm Woofers:

Luvin the Third Eye!
Avatar Fri. 8/31/12 3:17pm DJKG:

good afternoon, everyone!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:22pm davo:

I have some music that fits your program- please check it out-
cool sounds your'e playing :)
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:23pm DCE:

nice and noisy today, DJKG. I say well done old chap.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:26pm fred:

Good afternoon Kurt and listeners
Nice start to this show, hence to my weekend
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:27pm Carmichael:

Hiya, Kurty boy.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:29pm Carmichael:

And a nice Journey-themed landscape, Jeff!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:31pm bryce:

kurt, really good show!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:31pm northguineahills:

Where's the Bassoon, I don't hear one!

Ultramarine recs has some good stuff!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:32pm DCE:

bryce likes your show!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:33pm northguineahills:

Ninni Morgia (Aquamarine is his label), was here in Brooklyn, but the last I spoke to him, he was back in Italy.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:33pm DCE:

that's it. I refuse to do any more work today.
Avatar Fri. 8/31/12 3:37pm DJKG:

no kidding, ngh! i didn't know that was ninni's label!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:39pm common:

this is great!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:45pm BSI:

me likey.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:46pm northguineahills:

From the other room, this Wastell/McHugh sounded like Biosphere.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:51pm Caryn:

Hello all!
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:55pm Cheri Pi:

Hi Caryn~ bliss out w/ us
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:55pm Carmichael:

This is some broodong Cage music. Hard to edit documents by, as I get too involved in the music.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:57pm northguineahills:

I found it interesting that they had a Cage score at MOMA.
  Fri. 8/31/12 3:58pm fred:

Good evening Caryn, it's been a while
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:00pm Carmichael:

*brooding* ... Brew dong happens at my local pub.
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:03pm Caryn:

Hi Cheri! Yeah, fred, been away on holiday, most of it on a little island. No WFMU for almost 3 weeks. Good to be back!
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:06pm hamburger:

there's some weird thing going on at MOMA, photos of people crying whilst the artist is just sitting in a chair staring at them... http://marinaabramovicmademecry.tumblr.com/
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:32pm tim from champaign:

Great interview! I never noticed the sitar-y sound in this song before.
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:37pm Carmichael:

I didn't realize that Denny Randell was involved in the writing of Lover's Concerto. He worked with Bob Crewe and ultimately wrote some good Four Seasons numbers.
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:41pm Caryn:

The post-interview set is really coming out swinging!
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:53pm Mike East:

sounding good today, DJKG!
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:57pm common:

Happy weekend everyone!!~!!! Beer beer beer!!!!
  Fri. 8/31/12 4:58pm Mike East:

I'll take one of those, common!
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:01pm fred:

This is really nice. I'm going to miss this show when I resume my regular schedule -- being at a gig on Friday nights.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:01pm Carmichael:

Beer is so close, but yet so far ....
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:04pm kat330:

Here for the last hour at least. Hi, Kurt and ready-for-the-weekend listeners!
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:04pm Caryn:

Speaking of film music, spent most of the day racking my brain after watching a movie with a Michael Nyman score, only to recognise one bit as originally coming from another movie, and more specifically, a scene where someone committed suicide. Just couldn't remember what. Drove me nuts until I googled the track...
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:09pm M:

Love your show
Listen regularly
We love WFMU
And many thanks all your support
One Dj at KUSF in EXILE
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:13pm hamburger:

so which movie was it Caryn?!
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:13pm kat330:

Hey, Caryn! I don't believe I've seen you on MM, at least not in recent months. You might enjoy checking out Kurt's playlist here when you have a moment: http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/46503 for some Gristle-y Kat sounds sent in. :) [TrisKaideKaphobic MonKs]
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:16pm Caryn:

@kat: ooh, will have to check that out! Yeah, I tend to somewhat lurk during MM, as I tend to just zone out on the music and not write that much on the comments board.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:17pm kat330:

Oh, then maybe you already heard it. And speaking of films, did you ever see "Iron Sky," Caryn?
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:25pm Caryn:

@kat: not yet (couldn't afford to see it while it was in theatres), but will undoubtedly check it out at some point.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:37pm hamburger:

  Fri. 8/31/12 5:37pm fred:

I really like Tom Johnson. Galileo is amazing live; even though you quickly know what's next, it's still new. And it's both physical and intellectual
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:37pm kat330:

This is fascinating. I have 2 streams just the tiniest bit off-sync making it -- mind-blowing.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:37pm hamburger:

seems david lynch-y today
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:38pm hamburger:

spooky ragtime
Avatar Fri. 8/31/12 5:39pm DJKG:

yeah, johnson's crazy! do you know his "lecture on repeating" (or a title similar to that)? the audience yells to get him to either repeat the last sentence or move on to the next one after each line. it's amazing and hilarious! i heard him do it and was half the room was on the floor laughing because it's so absurd and he's so stone-faced doing it.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:40pm Prog Police:

I checked the "Math" box for Tom Johnson, but unless there's an arrangement with flute playing the solo line, this is not going to be reported to The Central Scrutinizer.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:44pm fred:

@DJKG: I didn't know that one. But he lives in Paris and has ties to both my favorite venue (instants chavir├ęs) and where I work. I've had chance sightings quite a few times, asking "hey, isn't that Tom Johnson?" to people nearby, getting blank stares in return...
Avatar Fri. 8/31/12 5:46pm DJKG:

oh, you should go chat him up! i've only spoken to him briefly but i think he'd be very approachable. ask him to do some math problems for you!
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:52pm fred:

What I love most about Johnson's music is that you know the structure, but you really don't know what will fill it, and it's actually quite open within that framework

I know he's open-minded and approachable, but it's kinda tricky in my situation
Avatar Fri. 8/31/12 5:53pm DJKG:

very well put. you know the structure but still can't see what it'll be. i like that.

if you don't mind my asking, what situation?
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:56pm kat330:

Good luck next Wednesday, Kurt! Thanks for the fascinating sounds heard today.

Have a good one, people!
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:57pm fred:

Well, when I see him at Ircam, he's with high ranking researchers, and I'm just a technician, I can't just go and interrupt.
  Fri. 8/31/12 5:58pm northguineahills:

Great set Kurt! See you next week!
  Fri. 8/31/12 6:00pm fred:

Nice show Kurt! I'll be at a gig next week... hear you later then
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