Options Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Playlist from August 15, 2013 Options

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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options August 15, 2013: the navel of failure

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
James Last  Mr. Giant Man   Options Voodoo Party  0:00:00 ()
Craig Leon  Four Eyes To See the Afterlife   Options Nommos  0:37:49 ()
Growing  On Anon   Options Vision Swim  0:38:34 ()
 
Henry Flynt  Celestial POwer   Options Graduation  0:39:00 ()
Vertonen  Burn the River   Options Return of the Interrobang  0:58:04 ()
Vertonen  Deplete to Ruination, the Wide Shift   Options Return of the Interrobang  0:58:27 ()
 
Bernard Parmegiani  Incidences/Resonances   Options De Natura Sonorum  1:29:23 ()
Karel Goeyvaerts  Op Acht Paarden Wedden   Options Pour Que Les Fruits Murissent Cet Ete  1:30:05 ()
Bernard Parmegiani  Incidences/Battements   Options De Natura Sonorum  1:30:22 ()
Celer  Culling the Past From Unsentient Weeks   Options Close Proximity and the Unhindered Care-All  1:57:51 ()
 
Heroin in Tahiti  Departing   Options Black Vacation  1:58:21 ()
Heroin in Tahiti  Welcome to Paradise Island   Options Black Vacation  1:58:46 ()
Guardian Alien  See The World Given To A One Love Entity (pt. 3)   Options See The World Given To A One Love Entity  2:09:20 ()
Hala Strana  Quarter Mesto   Options Hala Strana  2:14:30 ()
 
Zanagoria  Cantrizzante in Ritmo   Options Insight Modulation  2:21:50 ()
Unbecoming  everybody desires   Options Cooked On Twizzlers  2:25:21 ()
Zanagoria  Condesazioni I   Options Insight Modulation  2:31:56 ()
Leslie Flibnt as Oscar Wide  Leslie Flibnt as Oscar Wide   Options Okkulte Stimmen - Mediale Musik: Recordings of Unseen Intelligences 1905-2007  2:32:36 ()
Lawrence Casserley/Simon Desorgher  Music for ColourDome 2   Options Music for ColourDome  2:34:05 ()
Unknown Artist  untitled (Indian Raga)   Options Victrola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days  2:37:27 ()
Zanagoria  Diorama e Recitativo   Options Insight Modulation  2:41:42 ()
Sujo & Sun Hammer  Fistula   Options Fistula  2:45:17 ()
Unbecoming  that shade of aqua   Options Cooked On Twizzlers  2:50:06 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

[gasps for breath, clawing at the desk from the filthy office carpet]...
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:40pm Van in DC:

drive by hi
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:41pm Cory:

hiya everyone
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:42pm DCE:

well, here it is at last...failure!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:45pm steve:

must.. make... comments
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 3:45pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

That GROWING piece blew my GOD-DAMNED FACE onto some stranger's face. Now he looks completely insane and I have to ask for it back. Awkward.
  Thu. 8/15/13 3:48pm nic:

craig leon_pretty damn great
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:01pm DCE:

Humans here...humans here...
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:01pm fred:

@RTD: did that make you smoothly faceless, a horror-movie-face-teared-off zombie, or did you get his face in return? Some of this might make the asking awkward indeed
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:02pm A. Jesel Nit Wit:

Playlist. Playlist. More Failure of Playlist@#Fabs Best of 2011?
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:04pm Loren:

This sounds pretty much like my day has been... nice to hear reality reflected in culture.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:10pm Cheri Pi:

I'm back! and I'm nibbling on hummus w/pretzels and hot sauce.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:11pm Cory:

sounds tasty Cheri
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:14pm DCE:

I was just eating these Triscuits made with brown rice and red beans. They're actually pretty good.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:15pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

WAAAH, I'm gonna miss the Generator thing. I'll have to visit the venue & punch myself innaface.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:15pm Carmichael:

Preceded by William Berger, this appears to be a wholly different kind of failure.

I just ate some greasy tacos!

Loren, are you going to the Rube tonight?
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:16pm Marmalade Kitty:

I've just eaten half of a LARGE swiss roll!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:17pm steve:

oh man, i gotta get over to AVA
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:18pm Soren:

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:21pm duke:

I just ate some yogurt and peanut butter toast.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:23pm Ike:

I don't always listen to Scharpling's show, but I tuned in on Tues. night and he played a totally awesome thing, the Frankie Teardrop Audio Collage, made out of pure madness. Almost Fabio-esque.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:24pm Loren:

"Are you out of your firkin mind!?"

Oh man, Carm, the Rube sounds like a plan... unfortunately, I'm so damn exhausted, it would not be fun for me and the folks sitting next to me. It is one of those places where they should have a sign that says: NO SAD BASTARDS ALLOWED. Thus, I would not be admitted today.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:27pm Loren:

I've got to mind wrestle and exchange poorly worded rhetoric with someone, be back in a bit. Fabio, could you put the show on hold till I get back? Thanks, appreciate it!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:28pm steve:

Ike - he's actually done that a few times over the past few weeks but this past's Tuesdays blew my freakin mind.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:32pm Carmichael:

Loren, that would knock out about half the current clientele. But I'll tell you what: for the next month, I will wear FMU T-shirts exclusively while visiting the Rube. You'll find me sooner or later.
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:48pm Morpheus:

Everyone takin' a cat nap
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:49pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

MOTORPSYCHO!!!!
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:52pm shandra:

barnyard action????
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:53pm Ike:

I'm not taking a nap. I'm doing something less important than that -- working. (J/k.)
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:53pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Z-man is the greatest character in the history of time.
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:56pm Double D's:

Do the breast stroke!
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:56pm common:

The tingler!
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:57pm Marmalade Kitty:

loved the Incidences/Battements.. ear wincing horror show!
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:57pm common:

Rev. Turnip...I agree! This is my happening and it freaks me out!
  Thu. 8/15/13 4:57pm shandra:

How many times has fabio seen these film???
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 4:59pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

0:45 into this piece and already it's a clicky-star in waiting.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:04pm Chris from DC:

Clicky star just for the intro to the next one.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:04pm Fredericks:

Signed in to favorite Paradise Island. Very nice Mr. O.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:11pm Carmichael:

Who are these filthy hippies, Fabio??
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:13pm kirk from beer city usa:

why does this remind me of Janes Addiction?
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:15pm tim from champaign:

Kirk, I was just thinking the same thing - ha!
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:16pm Shamu:

Kirk, me too. I was thinking that they should acknowledge Jane's Addiction, there are so many similarities it can't be an accident.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:16pm Chris from DC:

Hala Strana, nice.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:19pm fred:

I'm getting tired of clicky-staring these guys (Guardian Alien). I wish I had a chance to see them live now. But according to their tumblr, it's not in the cards for me
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:19pm steve:

wow i was thinking that also about Jane's Addiction
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:21pm Flay:

I say potato
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:22pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

completely ignorant of all things Jane's Sad Diction. I thought they were some kind of proto-grungey indie-rock thing, but then, I'm often an idiot.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:22pm kirk from beer city usa:

That's funny; right when I was thinking that maybe you weren't out there, Tim.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:22pm fred:

cover pic: blahblahblahscience.com...
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:22pm Two cents:

Leave me alone, tough guy
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:24pm kirk from beer city usa:

craving some Residents
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:25pm fred:

Me too, RTD. I might have to check them out. I'm probably more often an idiot than you are, too. It's grown into a full time thing for me, and I take pride in my craft
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:28pm Shamu:

Do we have some residents on the board? When did they last put out some new music?
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:28pm tim from champaign:

Hey Kirk, does BM ever hang out on WFMU?
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:29pm fred:

Every village needs an idiot = nice job outlook
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:29pm Ike:

RTD & Fred, I found that track much more fun than a lot of Jane's A. because the whiny squeaky vocals were mixed a LOT lower than Jane's. Or they didn't quite hit that same eardrum-piercing EEEEP. I have a weird thing about some vocals though, so don't take me to be indicative of anything.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:32pm fred:

@Ike: that reminds me of how I would prefer to turn the bass up on my EQ when listening to PiL's metal box
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:32pm Jeremy N:

Hey Fabio, can you shed any light on who might be behind that Zanagoria LP? I found a copy ages ago and found zilch about it except Keith Fullerton Whitman wondering same... Also, you picked my fave track!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:33pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Ike: likewise, I have a weird thing about vocals. In my case it's: I dislike 99% of it all. Folks just need to stop mewling about & make the noise.
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:34pm Shamu:

Hey Ike, I hear you on that. If I were in a band I would not want to sound so much like some other band, especially a famous one. Oranganality, man.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:37pm kirk from beer city usa:

@Tim: Not that I know of. On a related note, I feel that WIDR (or any free-form station that is online) should emulate WFMU as much as possible, including this listener chat thing here. It's fun!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:40pm fred:

@RTD: Mostly agreed, but I'll grant Keiji Haino an exemption. I've purely vocal shows of him that had more noise than most noise bands, and made people leave covering their ears, always a good sign
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

My wife & I have this conversation sometimes: folks clearly hear music differently. She's very vocal & lyric focused, but I never pick up on words & meaning. It's just vocal sounds mostly.

It's realism vs. escapism. I'd rather not stay rooted to this plane when the headphones are on. Relating to another human spirit and soaking in their drama is NOT NOT NOT NOT why I digs zee musicks.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:41pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

oh hell, Fred: vox as sound-art opens up a whole different thing. Amen to that.
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:41pm Brett:

I love Indian music like that soooo much!
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:42pm Shamu:

Hey Fabio, I love this raga. There is a great comp from the Darjeeling that has a lot of great music, wonderful selections of some Indian, classical, and pop.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:42pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Gundecha Brothers (dhrupad) = perfect example of vocal awesomeness. ok, i shutup now.
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:43pm Shamu:

me losing ability to write...
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:47pm fred:

@RTD: unsolicited tip: enough beersies can turn an insightful singer-songwriter into sound art. Though whisky reaches the goal quicker
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:48pm Carmichael:

Its no mistake that Can is so popular. You can sing sounds instead of words. They actually sound much better to me.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:48pm Cory:

Yay whisky!!
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:49pm nic:

crazy_love this
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:49pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

THIS SOUND THIS THIS.
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:49pm Shamu:

Lassie come home!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:49pm Ike:

I definitely love some vocalists and a few lyrics, but that's usually secondary to the music for me, at least outside of a bit of classic country and a few other things.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:50pm fred:

(I had just noticed there had been so mention of beersies so far, this just wasn't right)
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:51pm fred:

@Carmichael: amen to that
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:52pm Carmichael:

Fred, I had a subtle discussion with Loren awhile back about our favorite boozer. But you're right, no overt beersy shout out. Thank you for fixing this problem.
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:54pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

That Unbecoming track just got the snot star-clicked out of it.
  Thu. 8/15/13 5:55pm Shamu:

fistula=flesh corridor
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:56pm Cory:

Clay is right about C.W. en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:58pm fred:

Thanks Fabio!
Avatar Thu. 8/15/13 5:58pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Beautiful stuff cap'n.
  Thu. 8/15/13 6:00pm Marmalade Kitty:

there are songs I've listened to for years, and only much later come to comprehend the lyrical content.. nice surprise occasionally. Thought it was mee just being dumb, but I'm in good company, so, not so!
  Mon. 8/19/13 11:38am raga:

The "Unknown Artist" playing the raga is almost certainly Ustad Bismillah Khan.
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