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Options November 16, 2012: Hey Papa Legba (with special guest Jacques Demmiere)
~Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Elton John  Hey Papa Legba   Options   Geffen Records  1982  45     
Dmitri Bashkirov  Capriccio en si mineur op. 76 n. 2   Options Brahms: Intermezzi . Capriccio . Rapsodie . Sonate n. 2  Harmonia Mundi  1986  CD  Composed by Johannes Brahms  0:07:38 ()
Marc Thorman  Kurt v. Ludwig   Options   Soundcloud  2012  WAV  http://soundcloud.com/marc_thorman/kurt-v-ludwig REAL TIME MASHUP Music from Kurt Gottshalk's show "Miniature Minotaurs" on WFMU. November 9 (http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/48124) AND Ludwig van Beethoven Op. 127, beautifully performed by the Belcea Quartet. Belcea Quartet is on Facebook with link to their complete live performances of Op. 127 and 130. Kurt's station, WFMU in New Jersey, fundraising due to Hurricane Sandy. With elements of Perry & Kingsley, Ali Farka Toure, Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins, Ground Zero and Tom Waits.  0:10:34 ()
Jon Rose  Some People / The People's Struggle   Options The People's Music  ReR Megacorp  2003  CD    0:26:04 ()
Ground Zero  Ronald Mao / Erika Mao / Pink Mao / Maology / Thema Mao 2 / Slogan   Options Revolutionary Pekinese Opera  Trigram  1996  CD    0:30:37 ()
Steffen Schleiermacher  Cheap Imitation   Options John Cage: Complete Piano Music  MDG  2012  CD  Composed by John Cage in 1969  0:44:34 ()
Jacques Demierre  Untitled 1   Options         Recorded Live at WFMU  1:22:05 ()
Jacques Demierre  Interview 1   Options           1:30:21 ()
Jacques Demierre  Untitled 2   Options         Recorded live at WFMU  1:42:41 ()
Jacques Demierre  Interview 2   Options           1:44:54 ()
Jacques Demierre  Sea Smell   Options         Recorded live at WFMU  1:54:30 ()
Dean Martin with Peggy Lee  You Was   Options Pennies From Heaven  Time Music  2002  CD  Recorded in 1948  2:05:50 ()
Ulrich Gumpert / Günter Baby Sommer  Inside Outside Shout   Options Das Donnernde Leben  Intakt  2009  CD    2:08:33 ()
Jenny Q Chai  Marriage (Mile 80) Section F   Options New York Love Songs  ApraViva  2010  CD  From Frederic Rzewski's "The Road" (1996)  2:15:27 ()
Diamanda Galás  Baby's Insane   Options La Serpenta Canta  Mute  2003  CD    2:17:48 ()
Alexis Parsons & Connie Crothers  Willow Weep for Me   Options hippin'  New Artists  2012  CD    2:22:03 ()
Helena Vondráčková  Pátá   Options Ten koho ráda mám 1964-1966  Suppaphon  1996  CD  Recorded in 1965  2:28:11 ()
Glenn Gould  The Best of Ideas: Petula Clark   Options       WAV  Recorded for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1967 + Gould playing Bach's Invention and Sinfonia No. 2 in C minor + "School Day Sweethearts" from "Original Player Piano Roll Gems" + "12.11/Zoom" by LHZ+H + "Twonings" by Alvin Lucier + "The 1716 six-note chords" by Tom Johnson + "Version" by Al Cisneros  2:34:33 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:56:35 ()

Listener comments!

  Fri. 11/16/12 3:03pm Noticing:

Bryce is always trying to get Kurt to do Bryce's closing legal ID etc. What's up with that?
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:04pm DCE:

...and the scratchy record of the week is....
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:04pm sFrances from VA:

Happy Friday, y'all! Kurt: thanks for a great soundtrack while I get chores done around the house!
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:04pm G:

Authentic Late-Vinyl Crackles
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:05pm DCE:

...from the 80s? vinyl's last stand! until the 2010s!
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:05pm Wikipedia:

In Haitian Vodou, Papa Legba is the intermediary between the loa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guinee, and is believed to speak all human languages.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:08pm Cecile:

this is defintely a low point for Elton, he sounds tired. The year before his comeback...
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:09pm DCE:

I can't say I remember that Elton John song, but he didn't sound tired to me. He sounded stuck in 1977, but not tired.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:10pm spirits of anagram:

Papa Bagel stands at the crossroads of butter and cream cheese.
Papa Gable stands at the crossroads of Jean Harlow and Vivien Leigh.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:11pm Cecile:

It was the B-side to "Blue Eyes".
Non-album. From the awrful Jump Up! album.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:11pm Cecile:

I mean from that era.
Not a good time for E.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:18pm steve:

sweet mashup
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:33pm Jaca Pwal Adamu:

Bashkirov angst.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:36pm Minnesota Jeff:

Hello. Have a good day.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:37pm Caryn:

I'm currently watching Peter Sellers dance. This is kinda working as the accompanying music.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:43pm G:

Anyone got IDs on the gif celeb(?) threesome? I don't know my ancient celebs by look all that well...
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:44pm Caryn:

Upper left corner looks slightly like Lois Maxwell, but could be someone else. That's Petula Clark on the right. Not sure about bottom left.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:45pm oooooooold one:

Petula Clark.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:46pm Caryn:

@G: Ooh, I think they're all Petula. Just found the top left pic and it is of Petula, so presume the bottom left is too.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:50pm Caryn:

Yep, found bottom left pic too.
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 3:52pm DJKG:

hi everyone! and yes, petula party. she turned 80 yesterday.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:53pm jaca Pwal Adamu:

cage-ian solitary
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:53pm G:

There ya go. The outro tune, and she turned 80 yesterday. Mystery solved.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:53pm Caryn:

So, Kurt, you gonna be playing some extra Petula today?
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:54pm Cecile:

80! Wow! Happy Birthday, Pet!
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 3:54pm DJKG:

extra petula in a manner of speaking, yes.
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:55pm G:

a set would be like uh "Pet Songs", right? ;)
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:57pm Caryn:

Man, I didn't realise how much French-language stuff Petula recorded. The stuff one google search will unearth...
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:58pm Droll:

The GIF background reads "PC 80".
  Fri. 11/16/12 3:59pm Caryn:

Of course, taking your cue from the Brian Jones jingle for Rice Crispies on the WFMU main page, you could dig up Petula's Coca Cola jingle and go nuts.
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:00pm Cecile:

wow. and she's been married for over 50 years!
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:00pm G:

She was a known item in French pop well before Downtown...

Her wiki page has a recent (2012) pic....
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:01pm Caryn:

The Spanish-language records would also be interesting to hear.
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:06pm G:

Maybe around late summer 2010 (??) "People Like Us" did an all-"Downtown" show, with the various non-English adaptations she released etc...
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:10pm G:

bad memory -- aug 18, 2010, not a show but a set -- french and german "downtowns" as openers
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:14pm Jaca Pwal Adamu:

Satie please ,,,
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:21pm sweet cheri:

hiya kurt & caryn! happy thanksgiving and best holiday wishes to all,,terrific show kurt!!
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:29pm steve:

i missed the introduction story but this is very pleasing... what's the part that doesn't sound like a piano?
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 4:31pm DJKG:

it's all piano!
  Fri. 11/16/12 4:58pm Jaca Pwal Adamu:

Merci Jacques for playing for us today
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:01pm Carmichael:

Kurt, my man, how you doin'? I'm likin' the sound, Jacques. Hi everyone.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:04pm Andrew Waterloo:

I love everything about this.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:07pm Doug:

  Fri. 11/16/12 5:08pm Carmichael:

Anyone feel like a drinky poo?
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:08pm Caryn:

Deano & Peggy! Woohoo!
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 5:10pm DJKG:

hi carm and everyone else! thanks for tuning in.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:11pm Doug:

I just happened to be drinking a martini when Dean came on ... coincidence? I think not.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:11pm Caryn:

You know, you seldom hear the word "trousseau" in song lyrics. Nicely done.
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 5:12pm DJKG:

doug, no way is that a coincidence!
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:19pm Caryn:

For some reason, that Depeche Mode VW ad makes my bile rise.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:23pm Carmichael:

Jesus, I thought this was Cher when I first heard it.
Avatar Fri. 11/16/12 5:25pm DJKG:

hahahahahha! cher and diamanda need to do a duet!
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:30pm Carmichael:

Here is the ultimate Petula Clark medley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOuDGqHY1Q
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:31pm Caryn:

Yay, Czech "Downtown"!
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:32pm Caryn:

You know, Helena also covered "I Only Want to Be With You".
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:35pm Caryn:

Interestingly, "Pátá" means "fifth". Hmm, I wonder what the full translated lyrics are about?
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:37pm Caryn:

Hmm, now I want to dig up this MLK lecture series.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:45pm Carmichael:

Oh take off, eh.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:48pm Doug:

Holy crap ... someone who knows something about music talking about music!
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:50pm Cecile:

ugh. Flash is down.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:50pm G:

Wow, poor Petula Clark and John Lennon must have felt so *chagrined* to hear the lid ripped off them like this. After she got it translated :-)
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:51pm common:

well this is nice and insane
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:53pm Doug:

I bet that they'd both know exactly what Gould is talking about ...
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:55pm from Quebec:

thanks for this CBC fix Kurt. I don't need to listen to Ideas tonight (yes, it's still on) and can watch mindless pap on TV.
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:57pm common:

i bet doug of course
  Fri. 11/16/12 5:59pm Caryn:

I've taken to belting this song out along with Petula. I think my neighbours are cursing you, Kurt. :)
  Fri. 11/16/12 6:02pm G:

Pet's always big on submediant-mediated modulation to a secondary tonic as part of a Liederkreis-embedded heptatonic social commentary on late-capitalist youth consumerism.
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