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Options May 12, 2014: Dedicated to the Rix Mix

A freeform remembrance of our departed friend, Bob Rixon.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Jesse Sparhawk & Eric Carbonara  Twilight Lamento   Options Tributes & Diatribes  VHF Records  0:00:00 ()
Peter Walker  Second Song   Options Second Poem to Karmela or Gypsies Are Important  Light In the Attic  0:09:14 ()
Alice Coltrane  Lovely Sky Boat   Options A Monastic Trio  Impulse!  0:14:31 ()
Carla Kihlstedt, Matthais Bossi and Dan Rathbun  Confession   Options Ravish  Twelve Cups Records  0:21:22 ()
Regina Carter  I'm Going Home   Options Southern Comfort  Sony Masterworks  0:25:09 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel 
Waves and Bells, Sandy Hook, NJ (summer 1988)   Options You'll See Me In Your Dreams (Irene Trudel, WFMU Marathon Premium 2011)  (Irene Trudel)  0:32:02 ()
King Crimson  Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One   Options Larks' Tongues in Aspic  EG Records  0:38:12 ()
Dva  Nipomo   Options Nipomo  Label Home Table  0:51:35 ()
Tinariwen  Timadrit In Sahara   Options Emmar  Anti-  0:55:59 ()
Curved Air  Piece of Mind   Options 2nd Album  Collector's Choice Music  0:59:42 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel 
Waves and Bells, Sandy Hook, NJ (summer 1988)   Options You'll See Me In Your Dreams (Irene Trudel, WFMU Marathon Premium 2011)  (Irene Trudel)  1:17:37 ()
Procol Harum  Whaling Stories   Options Home  A&M Records  1:19:31 ()
Georg Solti: Chicago Symphony: Debussy  La Mer   Options Debussy: La Mer; Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faun; Nocturnes  Decca  1:26:54 ()
Sleepwaking Music  Caress the Water   Options Drowning    1:34:49 ()
Hauschka  Freibad   Options Ferndorf  FatCat Records  1:36:39 ()
Midlake  Aura Gone   Options Antiphon  ATO  1:41:13 ()
Steve Reich  Explanations Come to An End Somewhere / Ehmor M'aht, V'ahsay Harbay (Say Little and Do Much)   Options You Are (Variations)  Nonesuch  1:45:49 ()
Melaena Cadiz  Bright Center of Heaven   Options The Singles Project  Melaena Cadiz  1:55:24 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel 
Waves and Bells, Sandy Hook, NJ (summer 1988)   Options You'll See Me In Your Dreams (Irene Trudel, WFMU Marathon Premium 2011)  (Irene Trudel)  2:02:06 ()
Shirley Collins and Davy Graham  Pretty Saro   Options Folk Roots, New Routes  Topic  2:11:37 ()
Brigitte Fontaine / Areski / Art Ensemble of Chicago  Lettre a Monsieur Le Chef de garde de la Tour Carol   Options Comme à la Radio  Superior Viaduct  2:15:43 ()
Leif Vollebekk  Takk Somuleidis   Options North Americana  Missing Piece  2:21:47 ()
Alexander Turnquist  Wildflower   Options Flying Fantasy  Western Vinyl  2:24:43 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel 
Waves and Bells, Sandy Hook, NJ (summer 1988)   Options You'll See Me In Your Dreams (Irene Trudel, WFMU Marathon Premium 2011)  (Irene Trudel)  2:31:55 ()
Neil Young with Crazy Horse  Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)   Options Everybody Knows This is Nowhere  Reprise  2:37:34 ()
Mia Doi Todd  Hijikata   Options The Golden State  Sony  2:43:07 ()
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker  Threnody   Options Not So Deep as a Well  Feeding Tube/Mama Bird  2:47:02 ()
Jesse Aycock  First to Last   Options Flowers & Wounds  (Jesse Aycock)  2:50:54 ()
Phil Ochs  Half a Century High   Options Tape From California  Collector's Choice Music  2:55:23 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel 
Waves and Bells, Sandy Hook, NJ (summer 1988)   Options You'll See Me In Your Dreams (Irene Trudel, WFMU Marathon Premium 2011)  (Irene Trudel)  2:58:15 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:03pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Hi Irene, hello one and all. It was sad to hear about the passing of Bob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:04pm Whosondephone:

what a great picture!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:04pm KP:

Good afternoon, Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:07pm Whosondephone:

I usually listen to another radio program now but I can't tune away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:08pm Irene Trudel:

Hi everybody! Yes, I was very sad about Rix's passing. (That was what WFMU-ers called him.) I'm dedicating the show to his memory. There's a link below the picture to his blog, which also has links to Rix's playlists and a few shows. Enjoy!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:09pm DCE:

this is just gorgeous, Irene. Hello! sorry to hear about the passing of your friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:16pm common:

sorry also. i was reading his blog this weekend. good human.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:18pm kat330:

Angelic sounds! (Rix R.I.P.)
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:21pm DCE:

Alice is the absolute bomb
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:23pm common:

can't disagree with you there, dce.
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:24pm That BiPolar Guy:

Hello Irene. Yes I am a long enough listener to remember RIX.
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:24pm That BiPolar Guy:

It's awful hot outside here in Brooklyn
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:24pm kat330:

@DCE: This is more like an absolute balm.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:28pm DCE:

excellent wordplay, kat! touche!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:29pm kat330:

I'm touched! :) ☼ and muggy here in So IN.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:29pm drumsoverbogota:

I'm in love with Regina now
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:30pm gongoleer:

Hi Irene. It's Stephan. Just tuned in. Latecomer to your broadcasts & didn't know this gentleman. Appreciating the solemnity & mindfulness of the music as it seems to eulogize him. Thank you.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:30pm dc pat:

Sorry, Irene...

pretty freakin nice in DC right now.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:33pm Van in DC:

Hi Irene
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:35pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Yeah, just looked at the currant weather in New york, 27 degrees, nice, could do with a bit of that over here
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:37pm kat330:

"Currant weather"? I'll be raisin' that 27 up to 29 here in Knob Knee. ;) Hi, Sean! How was Albuquerque? All it's 'crack'ed up to be?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:40pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Hey Kat, the trip was fab, drove to Santa Fe, lovely place. ABQ had some nice parts and the "Biking Bad" tour was fun. Three hour cycling tour of locations that was centred around Jesse Pinkman.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:41pm V Priceless:

Hi Irene - love the sounds of the surf - perfect segue into this Crim track!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:42pm kat330:

@Sean: Cool! Did you bring back any works of art?
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:43pm Droll:

[Lurkers for King Crimson!]
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:43pm V Priceless:

fasten seat belts for Sept. re-launch of Crimson, this version with THREE drummers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:43pm Sean in Bristol UK:

No, just a bag of Meth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:43pm common:

really V? crazy.
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:44pm don:

Fripp, Bruford, Wetton, Cross and Muir- now that's quite an ensemble of players--
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:44pm V Priceless:

Hey Com..yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:44pm Sean in Bristol UK:

The candy version of course!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:44pm V Priceless:

unfortunately Bruford not among them though.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:45pm kat330:

@Sean: Heh, blue and not crimson I trust. Been off the boards here for quite a while. Don't believe I ever heard if you finally saw that alternative "dream" ending for BB?
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:46pm don:

@ V Priceless- what do you mean? No Bruford on this album? Then who is playing drums?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:47pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Kat, the box set is sat in front of me and for some reason I am prolonging the excitement of seeing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:48pm Irene Trudel:

Bill Bruford is definitely playing on this album
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:48pm kat330:

Ahhh, yes, I know that gambit well. I, too, like to put off something I really want to relish and do not want to end.
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:49pm don:

of course Irene- V Priceless, shame on you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:49pm Sean in Bristol UK:

I'm now hooked on "The Walking Dead"
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:50pm V Priceless:

I meant no Bruford on September re-launch - here's link to "new" three-drummer line-up: www.progrockmag.com...
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:50pm don:

he's retired v Priceless
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:50pm kat330:

So I wager Atlanta's next on your travel / baseball circuit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:51pm Irene Trudel:

Ah, I see, V Priceless. It'll be interesting to hear, in any case.
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:51pm bill domanico:

Lark's Tongue Part One Go Irene!!! I saw this line up in 1973 when I was 17.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:52pm V Priceless:

Absolutely, Irene! @ don...there's always hope! : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 12:52pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Kat, how did you guess!
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:53pm don:

re new KC: Jakko is son-in-law of Mike Giles, 1st Crimso drummer, and ANY band with Mel Collins is a must-hear I think.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:54pm kat330:

Philo and I, OTOH, are catching up on all the old Doctor Who's. Last night just finished with the Matt Smith Christmas special (ft. Michael Gambon). Just got my passport renewed, so we're setting OUR next travel plans for 2525 on Zarmina's World.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:54pm Webhamster Henry:

This Dva goes really well with King Crimson.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:54pm V Priceless:

@ don - can't wait! Should be an adventure and a half, as usual! Yeah, PLUS Mel Collins!
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:55pm bill domanico:

Excited about the reboot with 3 drummers
  Mon. 5/12/14 12:56pm don:

if you're a Wetton fan, V Priceless, his recent appearances w/ Distcict 97 very impressive-
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:57pm dc pat:

Dva really has something going on...
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:58pm V Priceless:

so I've heard don! seen some clips! He's still got it...seen him w/UK recently.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 12:58pm kat330:

Loved this Tinariwen within the first measure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:00pm Sean in Bristol UK:

oh-er, this is turning into a set of epic proportions, Irene, your show should be mandatory listening
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:04pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Sorry to be a bit dim here but is this Stewart Copeland on drums here?
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:07pm Guido from Cologne:

Stewart Copeland came with 4rth or 5th Curved Air album with Sonja christina as as only original member. This is the original line up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:08pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Guido, thanks, I was a bit hazy on my Curved Air history
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:08pm Irene Trudel:

@Sean, I don't think it was Copeland. All Music lists Florian Pilkington Miksa as drummer. Curved Air did have him in the band at one time but there were lots of personnel changes over the years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:11pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Irene, thanks, to use a phrase from the Spinal Tap movie, this set has gone up to notch eleven!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:11pm Guido from Cologne:

If i remeber the story right, Sonja and Steward became a couple before Steward entered the group. And all this came via impressaio Miles Copeland.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:17pm Van in DC:

I thought Fripp was busy with The Humans
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:18pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Mets being the best, Irene!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:21pm Irene Trudel:

Let's Go Mets!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:21pm V Priceless:

another classic, Irene! Great stuff! Speaking of drummers....!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:22pm Sean in Bristol UK:

All four games are midnight our time, disappointed
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:25pm kat330:

PH holds up so well over the decades for my ear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:25pm common:

whaling stories. great title!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:27pm Yair Yona:

Hi Irene and everyone on board
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:27pm gongoleer:

Some singers have that signature voice. This is one of them. Can't recall his name. I was listening thinking it sounded like Procol Harum, then noticed your playlist; sure enough it was. Sure took me back about forty years.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:28pm V Priceless:

@ kat330 - agreed 100%! timeless stuff! @ gong..Gary Brooker - and he can STILL hit all the high notes today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:29pm Irene Trudel:

@gongoleer, that was Gary Brooker
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:30pm kat330:

Enjoying the marine theme, Irene.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:31pm Irene Trudel:

@kat330, you beat me to it! Wish I'd seen Procol Harum the past year but I'm glad they're still going. I saw them in '73 or '74, when their live album with the Edmunton Symphony came out. Great show-- and Leo Kottke opened!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:31pm Sean in Bristol UK:

I can't think of any station on this globe where you can hear Procol Harum followed by Debussy, wonderful
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:33pm Guido from Cologne:

I tried to get my mum intio Debussy and she hated it. My explainations that large parts of classic Hollywood soundtrack music is in large parts inspired by debussy didn't help.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:33pm gongoleer:

Thanks Irene. His name was on the fringe of my collective memory. I feel better. Beautiful day up here in VT. Stephan
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:34pm kat330:

@Irene: I never got to see them live, but my iTunes big mix includes a dozen from their Greatest Hits.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:35pm Van in DC:

Always love it when a classical bent shows up in these parts
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:40pm gongoleer:

I can envision classical following Procol since their music was so symphonically laced and influenced. But Kottke opening for them; now that is unusual even though it was a great show. Imagine if Bikoff had been the opener.
  Mon. 5/12/14 1:41pm don:

Curved Air still going w/ Sonja and Florian-
  Mon. 5/12/14 1:41pm Kafuka:

This remind me of max richter, Thanks for your program. I love it. From italy.
  Mon. 5/12/14 1:43pm don:

and Procol back in NYC and area in 2 months (July)---
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:44pm Van in DC:

Here in DC, the classical station WETA plays a LOT of classical guitarist David Russell. He's really great. I imagine if HE had been the opener...
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:44pm kat330:

Irene, or anyone here, familiar with guitarist/ mandolinist Justin Miller?
  Mon. 5/12/14 1:45pm AzulLunitta:

Irene, I love your show!!!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:47pm kat330:

Is this song title wordplay to do with Portland, Aura Gone, I wonder?
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:48pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes, this is an especially delightful set. Let the form be free!
  Mon. 5/12/14 1:50pm KP:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 1:52pm Irene Trudel:

Procol Harum dates in the NY area, July 11th & 12th (playing at the Beyond the Pale convention) www.procolharum.com...
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 1:52pm kat330:

Reichian harmonics -- lush and gorgeous.
Avatar    Mon. 5/12/14 1:56pm maestroso:

Yes indeed. Beautiful.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:01pm Van in DC:

I remember Melaena Cadiz live on your show a few years ago. Wonderful stuff.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:04pm Van in DC:

I just loved that set
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:05pm Van in DC:

Yay! Awesome news about Melaena coming back on live! Found her previous appearance here:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 2:09pm Sean in Bristol UK:

That's a shame
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:10pm Van in DC:

Glockabelle is simply adorable. There is a light, cheery funness about everything she does.
  Mon. 5/12/14 2:11pm KP:

Last show I saw at the Bottom Line was Procol Harum, with Matthew Fisher
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:12pm Roberto:

OMG I used to spend hours watching that Maryland kitty kam!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:12pm kat330:

@Irene: Is that the Jeff Buckley soundalike next week?
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:13pm Van in DC:

I think one of the songs Glockabelle has is about a couple of mice laughing at a cat that fell in a lake when trying to get a drink of water. Something like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 2:14pm Irene Trudel:

Yes, Leif Vollebekk bears a striking resemblance vocally to Jeff Buckley.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:16pm kat330:

@Irene: Aha, wonderful! I finally posted my own tribute to JB -- Gracewater Waltz -- an instrumental lament with wordless vocalization. Still couldn't come up with lyrics befitting Buckley.
  Mon. 5/12/14 2:16pm don d:

50 years old and timeless- Graham/Collins- Shirley still sings out, but very rarely...
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:17pm kat330:

This is Shirley a female voice I can really love.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:21pm Van in DC:

a gazelle stuck between your teeth like a caramel ha ha. That was another Glockabelle song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 2:22pm Irene Trudel:

@kat, I'll have to check it out!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:23pm kat330:

Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:30pm Guido from Cologne:

interesting coincidence:
I'm just right now auto-sniping a Cd by Alexander Turnquist on EBAY.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:32pm kat330:

He creates a very shimmery sound.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:38pm KP:

Zimmy has a sweet Pretty Saro on the Self Portrait
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:38pm KP:

Self Portrait reissue
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:40pm DCE:

Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:42pm kat330:

Who's on violin?
  Mon. 5/12/14 2:44pm don d:

Bobby Notkoff- violin
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:44pm kat330:

Thanks, don d!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:47pm kat330:

Another female voice for Mia to love.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:54pm Van in DC:

Thanks Irene!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:57pm kat330:

La Mer-ci, Irene, for another stellar episode of star-clicking!
  Mon. 5/12/14 2:57pm 12539:

Thanks, Irene. Sad and beautiful show.
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:57pm KP:

Phil. wow what is this?
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:58pm gongoleer:

Irene, Thanks for a beautifully sweet show. You have gained a convert up here in Vt. Will tell others. Hear you next week. Stay safe and be well. Stephan
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 2:58pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks for tuning in everybody!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:59pm V Priceless:

Thanks Irene! Fab show!
Avatar Mon. 5/12/14 2:59pm kat330:

Phil is going for baroque in this arrangement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 5/12/14 2:59pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Again I am running out of superlatives on how to describe how wonderful your show is, Irene, this particular show was just stratospheric, thank you so much
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