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Options July 7, 2014: A perfect mixture of strings'n'things, with Gabriel Kahane playing live.

Interior of Ken Butler's "Styro-tone Grand Piano" on exhibit at Orphic Gallery, Roxbury, NY

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Sam Sadigursky  The Sea and The Man   Options Words Project II    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Scott Walker  Rosemary   Options     0:05:09 (Pop‑up)
Laura Nyro  Gibsom Street   Options New York Tendaberry  Columbia  0:10:07 (Pop‑up)
Inlets  Bells and Whistles   Options Inter Arbiter    0:13:24 (Pop‑up)
Harry Nilsson  I'll Never Leave You   Options Nilsson Schmilsson  RCA  0:18:56 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 
      0:24:19 (Pop‑up)
Hauschka  Sanzhi Pod City   Options     0:28:34 (Pop‑up)
Lee Feldman  Empty Room   Options     0:32:48 (Pop‑up)
Juana Molina  Ay, No Se Ofendan   Options Wed 21    0:36:55 (Pop‑up)
Imago  Serenade Vapour   Options     0:41:49 (Pop‑up)
Elysian Fields  This Project   Options For House Cats and Sea Fans    0:47:07 (Pop‑up)
Esmerine  Sprouts   Options La Lechuza    0:51:26 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Ralph Towner / Paolo Fresu 
      0:59:01 (Pop‑up)

Live performance by Gabriel Kahane
With the release of his "Craigslist Lieder" Gabriel Kahane created the perfect blur between mundane social media and mock artsong. Since then, Kahane has created increasingly gorgeous chamber-pop, showcasing his sweet vocal style, but always finding the beauty and humor in life. Gabe's latest album, "The Ambassador," draws inspiration from "Bruce Willis’ hair, detective fiction, modernist architecture, and race riots... a meditation on the underbelly of Los Angeles." Gabriel Kahane played live on WFMU.
Gabriel Kahane  L.A.   Options     1:02:52 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  The Castle   Options     1:15:37 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  Villains (4616 Dundee Dr.)   Options The Ambassador    1:15:50 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  Black Garden (2673 Dundee Pl.)   Options     1:21:25 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  Musso and Frank (6667 Hollywood Blvd.)   Options The Ambassador    1:31:14 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  The Ambassador (3400 Wilshire Blvd)   Options     1:37:13 (Pop‑up)
Gabriel Kahane  Empire Liquor Mart (9127 S. Figueroa St.)   Options The Ambassador    1:44:20 (Pop‑up)
My Brightest Diamond  Dragonfly   Options Bring Me the Workhorse    1:54:01 (Pop‑up)
Cuddle Magic & Phyllis Chen  Betrothal   Options Cuddle Magic & Phyllis Chen  FYO Records  1:59:26 (Pop‑up)
Jenny Scheinman  Sacrifice   Options The Littlest Prisoner  Sony Masterworks  2:04:23 (Pop‑up)
Rachel Ries  Ghost   Options Ghost of a Gardener  (Rachel Ries)  2:10:41 (Pop‑up)
Michaela Anne  The Haunting   Options Ease My Mind  Georgia June Records  2:15:21 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Van Etten  Tarifa   Options Are We There  Jagjaguwar  2:31:29 (Pop‑up)
Caetano Veloso  Vinco   Options Abraçaço  Nonesuch  2:36:17 (Pop‑up)
Robyn Hitchcock  Don't Look Down   Options The Man Upstairs  Yep Roc  2:41:55 (Pop‑up)
Vitamin D  City Run   Options Build Another    2:47:11 (Pop‑up)
Arto Lindsay  Ondina   Options Encyclopedia of Arto  Northern Spy  2:51:32 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:00pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Hi Irene, hello one and all, belated Happy 4th of July to everyone across "The Pond"
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:00pm kat330:

Hi, Irene! Schedule opened up today finally in a fortnight.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:02pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Really looking forward to the Gabriel Kahane set.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:05pm kat330:

Wow, that piano interior is something else! Looks like "stone crabs" in a literal sense. Hi, Sean!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:07pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Hey Kat, did you have a fab celebratory weekend?
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:08pm kat330:

[getting off phone with Philo] Yes indeed, thanks! Cannot remember a 4th weekend with weather more ideal than we had -- THurs. - today still (although temps are creeping up to 90 F again today)
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:11pm kat330:

Do you Brits celebrate any specific day as your Independence Day? I know about Guy Fawkes, but wonder if some other? Magna Carta Day? ;)
  Mon. 7/7/14 12:14pm SuW Guru:

the shortest way between your house and the fun spot is not always coincident with the link between an ice cream truck and some semen monk wrestling event
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:15pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Kat, we should follow your lead and have some kind of "day", our Patron saint is celebrated on April 23rd, no National Holiday, diddly squat really,
  Mon. 7/7/14 12:16pm KP:

Happy Summer, Irene
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:17pm kat330:

@Sean: Perhaps it only goes to show that NO one (excl. the HRE) puts England in shackles (or a corner). Otherwise though, I thought you folks have plenty of "bank holidays."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 12:20pm common:

good stuff today, irene!
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:21pm kat330:

Yes, Nyro and Nilsson -- niiiiice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 12:22pm Irene Trudel:

Hi Everybody! Just getting set up for a live performance wiht Gabriel Kahane. Glad you're enjoying the music!
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:26pm kat330:

If this is the new mic causing troubles for many, it certainly sounds *great* on you, I.
  Mon. 7/7/14 12:27pm SuW Guru:

its easy and lame to be found for gossip when we're so lovely installed in our nest of confident comfort that we trust all the branches blindly to be looking down and tickle or taunt the creatures souls that pass.. ovulation focused minds might tend to disrupt organs in some royal fainted bird y queens
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:28pm Van in DC:

Can't listen live today but wanted to type hello Irene. Oh, hey, for DC'ers, Marissa Nadler live in DC tomorrow! Yay!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:38pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Juana Molina, nice.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:38pm kat330:

Always wanna more Juana!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 12:42pm common:

so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 12:43pm Irene Trudel:

Juana is playing Summerstage in Central Park this Satruday, and doing a live show for Soundcheck this Saturday evening with live streaming video Friday the 11th: www.thegreenespace.org...
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:45pm kat330:

√ for the info.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:45pm Sean in Bristol UK:

I get the Soundcheck Podcast, really looking forward to hearing Juana on that show.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:50pm Sean in Bristol UK:

A fab track from a corker of an album, Elysian Fields rock.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 12:50pm Mike East:

I'm intimidated by how cool Elysian Fields are.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:52pm Cheri Pi:

This EF is making me feel "stoned"
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 12:56pm kat330:

Love the cello... for a wonderful ambient sound this reminds me of Tetaz soundtrack for "Rogue." www.youtube.com...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 12:59pm YETI BOB:

this esmerine track is really nice
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:01pm kat330:

Si. "La Lechuza" translates as "The Owl."
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:04pm LJC:

Esmerine - reminiscent of Steve Tibbetts and Miracle Room.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:08pm kat330:

Street names where I lived in L.A.: Whitley, Tamarind, Morse, Morrison and Denny Aves.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:11pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Kat, what is LA like, have only been though LAX but it is on my radar as the ballparks are on my 'still to visit' list.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:11pm kat330:

Whoa! -- in its surrounding context, wild!
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:15pm kat330:

@Sean: Not enough time or "paper" for that! ;) Arriving in November from Boston, it was supernally magical at the get-go. Some aspects remained so -- like going from playing in the snow up in the mountains to playing in the surf all in an hour's drive. Traffic headaches are not exaggerated, and there are plenty of other demerits, but all-in-all, I sure preferred it over to Chicago. (where I moved to afterwards)
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:15pm LJC:

John Fante
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Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:20pm kat330:

@Sean: Oh, and if my mother had had *her* way after WWII and remained in L.A., where she awaited my dad's return from the S. Pacific, I would have been born there. She *loved* the L.A. of the '40s.
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:28pm Post Comment:

Omg is this guy behind A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant?
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:29pm kat330:

Really enjoyed that "Villains" track. I'm hearing a lot of lyrics about swindles and selfishness -- no lack of it in LA to be sure -- but I encountered so much more of that in Chicago and continuing on down here to my hometown, from the "upright Christian" community especially.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:30pm kat330:

Gabriel's path doesn't sound all the far off from Randy Newman's.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:31pm kat330:

Musso & Frank's! Iconic martinis.
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:35pm willem:

Hi guys, listening all the way in The Netherlands, Europe. Just looked up the building on the corner of Third and 3rd in Brooklyn. That's a pretty lonely looking house.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:39pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Willem, rooting for your boys against Argentina
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:40pm kat330:

There's a symmetry to the WC finals, with two adjacent European countries facing two adjacent S. American countries, n'est-ce pas?
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:41pm t_J:

nice photos Irene thanks for the share
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:41pm Sean in Bristol UK:

This set from Gabriel is a joyous affair, please come over to the UK.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:42pm Sean in Bristol UK:

The perfect final, Brazil-Netherlands
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:45pm willem:

Thanks Sean!
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:50pm willem:

Yes Sean, I've been urging him to do the same for The Netherlands.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:52pm kat330:

I was in LA after and gone before a lot of these memorable events Kahane has chronicled. [Nov '77 through Jan '89 was my stint]
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:54pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Willem, we need to get a wetsuit for Arjen Robben!!
  Mon. 7/7/14 1:55pm willem:

What a nice set this was from Gabriel. Thank you.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 1:56pm kat330:

Yes, thank you Gabriel, and thank you, Irene for making it so.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 1:57pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Thank you, Gabriel, a wonderful set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:04pm Irene Trudel:

Glad you all liked the live set! I've been a fan of Gabe's for a number of years now and am so glad we were able to make this happen.
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:07pm willem:

Thank you very much, Irene. I too have been following his work since his first album. Underberg still makes me cry whenever I listen to it. That building in Brooklyn you mentioned sort of reminds me of that song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:13pm Irene Trudel:

You're right about Underberg, willem. Sadly beautiful. Thanks for mentioning there's a picture of taht building in Gowanus. For many years it stood alone on that corner,saved I think by landmark status. www.flickr.com...
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:13pm dale:

loved the live set irene. on an aside, how is the radio station up in roxbury? is it all farm reports and npr or worth seeking out?
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:15pm kat330:

@Irene: Noted you corrected the typo on Ghost -- maybe the one on "Villians", too? :)

Speaking of gardens, ours just produced its first sunflower bloom today, yay.
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:18pm teegj:

I just tuned in at Cuddle Magic and I'm still listening. I can't wait to go back and listen to the whole show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:19pm Irene Trudel:

Arrgh! Darned dyslexic typing!
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:19pm kat330:

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 2:21pm Sean in Bristol UK:

You can't beat a bit of slide guitar,
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:27pm willem:

Admittedly, I was here for Gabriel. But it's a nice setlist (love Laura Nyro), so I'm adding your station to my streaming radio folder. It's 20:25 here now and I still need to make some dinner, so bye for now.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 2:29pm Sean in Bristol UK:

@Willem, another member of the expanding Trukeepers family, groovy.
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:31pm slugluv1313:

beautiful beautiful show, Irene! and INSPIRING, too! :)
i think it was Gabriel's set, gave me that extra OOMPH! to dig out my old guitar -- she needs to be cleaned up and re-strung, but still okay after all these years
and WELCOME, willem, to the joys of WFMU!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:35pm Irene Trudel:

@dale, WIOX has its highs and lows. As with any station there will be some things good and some bad. I think a few of the evening shows are pretty good. Tuesday at 10pm my friend John Savory does a great freeform-ish show www.wioxradio.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:35pm Santos L Halper:

Killing it today Irene; thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:36pm Irene Trudel:

Thanks so much @slugluv!
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:37pm dale:

thanks for the link - i'll give a listen
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:38pm kat330:

@slugluv: Good on ya! My guitar has weathered 46 years moving all around the country with me. Needed a new bridge a couple of years ago, but otherwise in great shape.
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:39pm tomp:

what was the name of the documentary that you discussed earlier depicting an account of how LA has portrayed itself historically through cinema?
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:41pm tomp:

ie- the villainy of the modern?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:44pm Irene Trudel:

@tomp, I'm going to have to go back and listen to what Gabe told me. I'll post it on the playlist comments after I'm off the air.
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:45pm tomp:

thank you Irene:)
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:45pm slugluv1313:

aww, THANK YOU kat330 and Irene! :)
  Mon. 7/7/14 2:46pm tomp:

brilliant set today btw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 7/7/14 2:48pm Irene Trudel:

By the way, here is link to the Photographer Julius Shulman and the picture Gabe mentioned earlier in the song "The Castle": www.juliusshulman.org...
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:51pm kat330:

This trumpet phrase reminds me so much of another song -- on the tip of my ear -- dang...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 2:51pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Great Photo
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:52pm kat330:

Ohh ... "More Than This" I think it is!
  🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 2:54pm 12539:

Thanks Irene (& Gabriel).
Avatar Mon. 7/7/14 2:56pm kat330:

This set is simply superb, Irene. Thanks for this whole afternoon!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 7/7/14 2:59pm Sean in Bristol UK:

Again a show of beautiful diverse music, thank you to Gabriel for coming in and sharing his music and as always thank you, Irene for you do each and every week. Thank goodness I am in a time zone where I can get to hear you live.
Avatar Tue. 7/8/14 10:43am Van in DC:


Tarifa! What a FANTASTIC song and album (Are We There)!!

To me, the final lyrics of this song are quite an excellent summary of the entire album: To Figure It Out. Which is what I think this entire album is about...Sharon trying to figure out the balance of life, etc. with being an artist. And a touring artist at that.

Tarifa was a welcome Time Out for her but I think it really brought home to her the struggle of, well, figuring it out.
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