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Options December 20, 2013: Gloria
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Laura Branigan  Gloria   Options single  Atlantic  1982  45     
Alma Gluck  Tsar's Bridge   Options Alma Gluck: Soprano 1884-1938  Qualiton    CD  Composed by Rimsky-Korsakoff, recorded in 1914  0:04:19 ()
Brian Glick  untitled   Options solo / serge modular synthesizer  Parallectic  2000  CD    0:07:43 ()
Gareth Davis & Frances-Marie Uitti  Felt   Options Gramercy  Miasmah Recordings  2012  CD    0:22:21 ()
London Sinfonietta Voices  Haj, ifjusag!   Options A Cappella Choral Works  Sony Classical  1996  CD  Composed by György Ligeti in 1952  0:35:21 ()
Tianwa Yang / Nicholas Rimmer  Eine Violisonate   Options Rihm: Complete Works for Violin and Piano  Naxos  2012  CD  Composed by Wolfgang Rihm in 1971/1975  0:37:00 ()
John Tilbury  Rondo   Options For Tomasz Sikori  Bolt  2012  CD  Composed by Tomasz Sikori in 1984  0:48:13 ()
Chet Baker  I've Been in Love Before   Options My Funny Valentine  Pacific Jazz    CD  Recorded in 1956  0:56:14 ()
MMM Quartet  Part Two   Options Live at the Metz' Arsenal  Leo Records  2012  CD    1:06:25 ()
Daniel Wohl with Transit  Cantus   Options Corps Exquis  New Amsterdam Records  2013  CD  Composed by Daniel Wohl  1:12:04 ()
Klaus Filip / Toshimaru Nakamura / Andrea Neumann / Ivan Palacký  M20 Trifid Nebula   Options Messier Objects  Ftarri  2012  CD    1:17:05 ()
Claremont Trio  Trio II   Options American Trios  Tria Records  2008  CD  Composed by Leon Kirchner in 1993  1:33:44 ()
Steely Dan  My Rival   Options Gaucho  MCA Records  1984  CD  Originally released in 1980  1:51:35 ()
René Uijlenhoet   Dialog sopra i sue sistemi   Options Batalla  Composer's Voice  2005  CD    2:09:19 ()
Nadia Sirota  Live Water   Options First Things First  New Amsterdam Records  2009  CD  Composed by Marcos Butler in 2007  2:17:22 ()
Jeremy Boyle  KISS   Options Songs from the Guitar Solos  Southern  1999  CD     
The Happy Ending Players  Merry KISSmas   Options Live at WFMU  WFMU  2013    Starring Frangry, Station Manager Ken, Samantha Simmons, amEdeo, Matthew Warwick and Scott Williams   
KISS  Love Theme From Kiss   Options KISS  Casablanca  1974  LP    2:35:20 ()
Phil Kline  Hallelujah   Options Messiah Remix  Cantaloupe Music  2009  CD    2:36:15 ()
The Incredible String Band  First Girl I Loved   Options The Baltimore Hoard  bootleg  1996  CD-R    2:39:46 ()
Klaus Nomi  Silent Night   Options   Heliocentric    CD  Originally released in 1979  2:43:14 ()
Mark Mothersbaugh  I Don't Have A Christmas Tree (Soylent Night) (High Tolerance Edit)   Options Joyeux Mutato  Rhino Handmade  1999  CD    2:45:00 ()
Shawn Hansen  Drumming Carol   Options It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas trapped in Outer Space  Evolving Ear  2005  CD-R  Two copies played at once  2:49:59 ()
Yulenog  Merry/Christmas   Options Yulenog 8  Hot Cup  2012  CD    2:51:13 ()
Mark Weber  Hark the Heralds Angels Sing   Options Brother Can You Spare a Dime I Need a Christmas Tree  Zerx  1998  CD-R    2:53:14 ()
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Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD    2:58:03 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:01pm Mary Wing:

Ooh, leave this 45 somewhere in the studio for me, please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:02pm common:

minnesota jeff is great!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:02pm Mary Wing:

Looks like Laura's having a Michael Jackson seizure, there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:03pm fleep:

Poppity pop pop!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:04pm PKNY:

I had to look up info on "Gloria", I guess it was an Italian pop hit for the writer before Laura got a hold of it:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:06pm fleep:

Gluckity gluck gluck!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:07pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

my god... it's full of tsars...
  Fri. 12/20/13 3:08pm Santos L Halper:

Alma Gluck? Wasn't that a character in Ghost Story by S King/P Straub? Quite creepy if I recall - though it was middle school when I read that.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:09pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

...the serge is working...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:10pm fleep:

Glickity glick glick!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:16pm Kurt Gottschalk:

all yers, merry wing! mary christmas!

and hello everyone! special xmas presentation in the last hour of the show.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:17pm Sem Chumbo:

Expecting selection from a Glack, Gleck or Glock next.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:19pm northguineahills:

ha, Sem!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:21pm Mark Helsten:

Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:25pm Cheri Pi:

Heya Kurt!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:27pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Pi, you got me a-skeered now, re: the turntable tonearm.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:27pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

I've never messed with the tonearm balance/counterweight thingie. The Sony direct-drive I've got now is a reconditioned model, so in theory it should be a'ight... but..... fear...
  Fri. 12/20/13 3:32pm as:

it does sound so good like this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:32pm Carmichael:

Hey RTD, don't let the turntable arm scare ya. About a gram and a half, give or take. And make sure the anti-skating is set to the same number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:32pm braveness23:

Hi Pi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:34pm Mike East:

wait, what did I miss about tonearms?
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:38pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Mike: bleedover from Bryce comment board. Cross contamination, as it were...
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:39pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

After moving to Tucson in the '90s, I discovered what the dry climate can mean for belt-drive turntables. The belts turned to friggin' dust! Happy to be back home in the moist east now...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:40pm Mike East:

aha - I missed it today. my cartridge tells me 2.5 grams on the counter balance...I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:40pm Moist East:

Glad to have you back, Rev.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:44pm Carmichael:

I think that's the max, Mike, at least for my Technics SL-Q3. I think I set mine at 1.6g, but it could vary by mfgr. I can't remember my needle mfgr, but it's elliptical and has less drag and more groove accuracy than a conical version.

I missed the convo too, so I may be repeating some info from earlier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:47pm steve:

Rev - did you have tons of static cling on your table as well when you were in the heat? my tables are right next to a heating pipe and in winter its basically a van der graaf generator if i don't turn on the humidifier
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:50pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

I don't remember static issues, Steve. I moved back east in 2001 so it's been a while, memory is in tatters. Mostly I just remember having to replace belts twice due to them drying up & cracking off...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:52pm steve:

that is so nutty. i can only imagine what what would happen to cassettes.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:57pm Mark Helsten:

Need to set your cartridge to within the specs the manufacturer suggests! they are all designed differently... 1.5 - 2 g is pretty common.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 3:58pm glenn:

how many pennies in 1.5 grams?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 3:59pm fleep:

Penny = 2.5 grams www.usmint.gov...
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:01pm glenn:

we don't even make them any more. they figured every penny cost about 3.5 cents to make.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:02pm Moist East:

speaking of Hungarians, somebody took my paprikash outta the fridge and left it out on top of the fridge and now i don't wanna eat it cuz its been sitting out. wah.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:03pm Mary Wing:

"Moist East," heh. I was wondering if that was your drippy cousin, Mike East.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:04pm steve:

one of my life goals is to have pizza for Christmas dinner
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:04pm glenn:

what kurva would do such a thing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:07pm Mike East:

hehe, meant to change that back.. I'm drying out now.
glenn, the cleaning guy copped to it. He was cleaning out the fridge and forgot to put it back. He said he'll buy me lunch, but I'd like him to make me lunch with the same amount of love I put into that paprikash, damnit.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:10pm glenn:

according to www.youswear.com, Baromarcú faszfej is hungarian for cattle faced dickhead, which will now become my official new insult. if only i knew how to pronounce it.
  Fri. 12/20/13 4:12pm tonyb:

mike east:

we talkin' chicken paprikash i figure...
over egg noddles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:13pm Mike East:

yes, chicken - actually over gluten free fussilli cuz I had a half a bag that had to be used and no egg noodles in stock.
  Fri. 12/20/13 4:16pm tonyb:

sorry for your loss.
that dish takes me back to my roots...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:17pm Mike East:

I'll make more next week. Its super easy. I recommend you do the same. Reminds me of my Grandma.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:21pm kat330:

Hi, Kurt!
Hey, Mike! Whadya making that reminds you of Grandma? [just stepped in late]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:23pm Mike East:

chicken paprikash! hi kat.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:24pm kat330:

Mm, yumm. How's the little angel? Guess she might be old enough to enjoy much more of the holiday this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:25pm Carmichael:

Kurt, this is my favorite of all the frequencies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:26pm Mike East:

she's perfect. yes, I'm sure she'll have more fun than last year. she seems to like it when lots of people gather. Maybe cuz they're always telling her how cute she is.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:27pm Cheri Pi:

Long overdue response to RTD- Rev, my tonearm is old skool-no thingy that keeps it in place so if someone, aka MR Cheri Pi knocks it out of whack with his clumsy hands then I have to zero the whole thing and rebalance. It's easy now that I've done it a thousand times. still a pain in the ass tho
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:28pm kat330:

Ha, yeah, I'm sure that doesn't hurt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:33pm Mike East:

this tone is similar to what I hear every night before I fall asleep.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:36pm kat330:

We have a factory a couple blocks down the road that emits a B-flat tone through much of the night. We bought a white noise machine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:37pm Mike East:

unfortunately, I think my tone is in my head.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:38pm Sem Chumbo:

The fire siren here summons the volunteers firefighters with a very blue E flat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:38pm Mike East:

...damn rock n roll music
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:39pm kat330:

Don't hate the music. Hate the amps.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:39pm glenn:

bagpipes are in Bb.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:41pm glenn:

so if you hate Bb, you hate scotland. haters.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:41pm kat330:

B-flat's one of my favorite notes.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:42pm kat330:

Ha, I wrote that BEFORE I saw your comment. I just don't want to hear it incessantly through the night.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:42pm Sem Chumbo:

Flawless logic, glenn. We in New Scotland salute you.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:43pm glenn:

Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:44pm glenn:

where were you when we were discussing lobster roll on the hinky dinky time playlist?
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:45pm kat330:

Gotta love Scotland. So beautiful, Edinburgh, Perth to Inverness, down beside Loch Nevis, up Ben Nevis... yes, good memories.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:45pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

I, FOR ONE: Dig bagpipes and dig the peaty nectar of the gawds that comes from Islay, so Scotland is hereby restored.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:45pm kat330:

Ooops that s.b. Loch Ness, nessy paw.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:46pm Sem Chumbo:

Lobster-jacking on the high seas, glenn.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:47pm kat330:

I don't think Scotland flagged for even a nanosecond, Rev.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:48pm Carmichael:

Glenn, whilst I appreciate the drone, I have a soft spot for the uilleann pipes. They're not tempered, and you get an upper-body workout, as opposed to a cardiovascular one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:49pm Mike East:

That reminds me, I will be finishing off my bottle of Laphroaig this Christmas to make room for a new one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:52pm Mike East:

Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:52pm kat330:

That Kirchner was sweet, Kurt.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 4:53pm glenn:

i like uillean pipes too, but the bagpipes are just so weird and so cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:55pm Carmichael:

I'll be cheering for ya, Mike!

Kurt, interesting segue into the Dan ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:57pm Mike East:

Gloria intro chord sounds awesome slowed down
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 4:57pm common:

happy friday everybody! beersIES!!!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:03pm glenn:

those crazy french. it's like they have their own word for everything.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:06pm kat330:

Très interresant, glenn. Can't imagine what the French would change "selfie" to. Moi-sie?
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:07pm Mary Wing:

J'taime "moi-sie"!!!!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:08pm kat330:

@Mary: Ha! :) I finally broke down and did my first moi-sie the other day. Bottom righthand when you click on my Cabbit avatar.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:10pm glenn:

no selfies. never, ever. in any damn language.
  Fri. 12/20/13 5:11pm P-90:

@Kat33o: Very nice
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:11pm Mary Wing:

The candle is a nice touch, Kat!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:12pm kat330:

@glenn: well, mine was *not* taken with a smartphone -- Philo and I don't own such a thing -- and was done in desperation to have for a track I uploaded. (Philo can only take outdoor pics of me for some bizarre reason, thus always in shades).
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:13pm kat330:

@Mary: I had a candelabra to the side, but since I couldn't judge where the frame was, and could only extend my arm so far, only one barely made it into frame. Trying for Baez' 1996 LP cover of her "Noël."
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:16pm kat330:

@Mary: 1966, yikes, not '96. [yes, I'm having a glass of wine]
@P-90: Thanks! As a sexagenarian, it could have been far worse. ;)
  Fri. 12/20/13 5:20pm P-90:

@Kat330: You can only see one candle but there's a lot of candle light on that side of your face, a setup a good professional might do
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:22pm kat330:

Moi-sie hautes and does eat oats ...
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:28pm kat330:

Cf. a weird little Finnish film called "Rare Exports." Highly recommended as a good cheer antidote, it that's one's aim.
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:30pm glenn:

welp, it looks like utah's going to be new home for them godless heathen homasexules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:32pm robyn:

pregaming frangry...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:33pm fleep:

Acting! Thank you!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:34pm kat330:

@glenn: The dominoes continue to tumble. Indiana will remain a stumbling block to the end, I imagine. When Kentucky is more progressive on health care than the Hoosier state, well, it's beyond belief.

Great jobs, guys. Liked the Russian accent, Scott!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:35pm Carmichael:

Polite golf applause for all ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:35pm robyn:

tom scharpling eat your heart out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:39pm Carmichael:

I was waiting for Frangry to say, "Have a good one."
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:41pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, hi everyone!
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:42pm kat330:

He lives, Hallelujah! Say, Kurt, was I correct that Scott did the Russian?
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:48pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:55pm northguineahills:

Awesome, thanks Kurt!
  Fri. 12/20/13 5:55pm pete:

what is your talkover music? :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 12/20/13 5:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...saw a thing on tinnitus on PBS Newshour (a lot of veterans have it) - & said what it is is when you have hearing loss, the brain doesn't like the absence of stimuli @ that frequency - so sets it up itself!...
Avatar Fri. 12/20/13 5:58pm kat330:

Thanks for all I heard, Kurt! Have a safe and warm week ahead, whether you celebrate anything or don't give a damn; and Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa to those who do! ♥
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