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Options August 29, 2014: The Fool on the HIll
~~Animation by Minnesota Jeff

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  The Fool on the Hill   Options   A&M  1968  45     
Derek Bailey / Tony Bevan / T.H.F. Drenching / Sonic Pleasure / Alex Ward  Charity Singles Ball   Options Limescale  Incus  2003  CD    0:02:50 ()
Phosphor  P5   Options Phosphor  Potlatch  2001  CD    0:09:07 ()
Otomo Yoshihide / John Butcher  Duo   Options Quintet  Cafe Oto  2013  CD  Recorded March, 2009  0:26:02 ()
Günter Müller / Jim O'Rourke  A Faster Silence   Options Slow Motion  For 4 Ears  1994  CD    0:38:59 ()
Fennesz  Static Kings   Options Bécs  Editions Mego  2014  CD    0:50:32 ()
Canned Hamm  Does Your Mama Know   Options Masters of the Scene: The Definitive Abba Tribute  Nihilist  2003  CD    0:56:10 ()
Karel Gott  Beatles   Options   Supraphon  1980  45    0:58:54 ()
Fausto Leali  Líbíš Se Mi   Options   Supraphon  1966  45    1:05:09 ()
Karel Duba  Michelle   Options   Supraphon  1966  45    1:07:06 ()
Zdenka Lorencová  Tady, tam a vsude te mam   Options Predstavy  Panton  1980  LP    1:11:06 ()
Eva Pilarová  Ten bál se koná   Options Jsem Tu A Zpívám  Supraphon  1978  LP    1:12:33 ()
Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra  Eleanor Rigby   Options Beatles Symphony  Koch  1995  CD    1:14:09 ()
The Bootles  Penny Lane   Options The Bootles  Balkanton    LP    1:16:21 ()
Blues Five  A Day in the Live   Options CS Beat Festival 2  Panton  1969  EP    1:19:20 ()
Helena Vondráčková  Miláčku   Options Helena Helena Helena  Supraphon  1972  LP    1:23:37 ()
Petr Spálený  To Vadi   Options   Supraphon  1968  45    1:27:39 ()
Marc Ribot  Happiness Is A Warm Gun   Options Saints  Atlantic  2001  CD    1:30:29 ()
Aerosmith  Come Together   Options   Columbia  1978  CD    1:34:59 ()
Laibach  I've Got a Feeling / The Long and Winding Road   Options Let It Be  Enigma / Mute  1988  CD    1:38:44 ()
Pavel Novak  Tón vět mi lál   Options   Supraphon  1969  45    1:45:04 ()
Petr Němec  Hey, Jude   Options   Supraphon  1969  45    1:48:59 ()
Viktor Sodoma & Skupina Františka  Láska K Říkadlům   Options           1:56:11 ()
Miroslav Dudacek  Málo Mě Znáš   Options   Supraphon  1978  45    1:58:48 ()
Zdenka Lorencová  Představy   Options Představy  Panton  1980  LP    2:03:37 ()
Rainbo  John, You Went Too Far This Time   Options Beatlemaniacs: The World of Beatles Novelty Records  Ace  2006  CD  Originally released in 1968  2:06:51 ()
The Bon Bons  What's Wrong With Ringo?   Options Beatlemaniacs: The World of Beatles Novelty Records  Ace  2006  CD  Originally released in 1964  2:10:32 ()
The Mystery Tour  The Ballad of Paul   Options Beatlemaniacs: The World of Beatles Novelty Records  Ace  2006  CD  Originally released in 1969  2:12:33 ()
Jorge Antunes  Canção Da Paz, for baritone voice and tape   Options In Defense of the Machine  Pogus Productions  2013  CD  Composed in 1967  2:20:41 ()
Special AKA  War Crimes   Options   2 Tone / Chrysalis  1982  45  Special dedication to Diamond Joe McGasko  2:27:09 ()
Henry Flynt  No Rights   Options Graduation and Other New Country and Blues Music  Ampersand  2001  CD  Recorded between 1975 and 1979  2:31:06 ()
Ornette Coleman Quartet  Peace Warriors   Options In All Languages  Caravan of Dreams  1987  CD    2:41:23 ()
James Blood Ulmer  Are You Glad to Be in America?   Options No Escape From the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions  Hyena  2003  CD    2:44:06 ()
John Lee Hooker  Trying to Survive   Options Alone: The Second Concert  The Blues Alliance  1997  CD  Recorded in 1976  2:47:55 ()
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castile  2000  CD    2:59:05 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:01pm DCE:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:01pm common:

yes, minnesota jeff...yes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

NASCAR = Checkered Flag
Today's Show = Czechered Flag
Do I have that right?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:05pm northguineahills:

This isn't one of Bailey's Company events, is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:07pm steve:

im excited for them beatles covers
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:10pm still b/p:

The Silence of the Lads.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:11pm Kurt Gottschalk:

b/p, ha!

hello everyone! we'll get to the czech beatles in a bit, i promise.
  Fri. 8/29/14 3:15pm emmagineering:

oh hai djkg
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:15pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:16pm Mark Helsten:

The Chechen Beatles are very strange.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:17pm Mark Helsten:

Someone should fire them.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

emmagineering is responsible for my avatar and the minotaurs running on the turntable on my playlist page and a couple of my premium cd covers. and loads of other beautiful work. say hi to her, everyone!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:17pm Mark Helsten:

Yeah. I really dig her work! Hi Emma!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i'm afraid i have no chechen beatles, mark, only czech.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:20pm Mark Helsten:

Spell check did that for me and I thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i do have some bulgarian beatles as well, tho.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

spell czech
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:21pm fred:

The minotaurs on the turntable is a really great image. Where can I see more of Emma's work?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:21pm Mark Helsten:

Yes. It is a pun buried within a pun buried within a pun!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:22pm Mark Helsten:

I regress...
  Fri. 8/29/14 3:23pm emmagineering:

fred: vectornectar.com lol thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:24pm fred:

@Mark Helsten: more bad math jokes: mathwithbaddrawings.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:28pm fred:

@emmagineering: Thanks for the link. You made that Chadbourne cover? Wow
  Fri. 8/29/14 3:29pm emmagineering:

yupp :) thanks!

hi mark helsten!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:33pm kat330:

It may be a mute point, but today's image puts me in mind of "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison. BTW, GOOD one, still b/p!

Hello, Kurt and gatherees! Everyone's in the mute for a great Labor Day weekend I hope.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:36pm Mark Helsten:

I posted the cover of that (I have no mouth) to a thread in a Facebook group only minutes ago. Mr. G played dumb...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:38pm Kurt Gottschalk:

it is no play, i is the dum.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:41pm kat330:

@Mark: I believe I made this same pun in a different context -- if memory serves, it was re: an image Caryn had -- but your avatar is utterly fedorable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:42pm fred:

@kat330: nice reference there! My mood is different, it's back to work for me on Monday. Which means deleting stale emails. 30% should be people looking for phone chargers (Apple dominates my workplace), 25% about elevators being out of order, 20% about "real estate" (meaning looking for roommates or sub-renters), 15% obsolete commit messages, 9% bromide from HR, and 1% stuff I should read but will most likely delete along with the rest
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:43pm Kurt Gottschalk:

some nice imagery: hifructose.com...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:46pm kat330:

@fred: Ellison and Theodore Sturgeon helped me through my childhood.

@Kurt: Nice images indeed. Like the bunny with the bun in the oven.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:51pm fred:

I always found it interesting that May 1st is Labor day in other countries in a large part because of an event that took place in the US, while the US hold it in September. The history is fascinating to me.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:53pm kat330:

It would seem much of US holiday setting is based on what's best for consumerism.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:55pm DCE:

that's completely true, kat
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 3:58pm fred:

In that particular case, it's also a celebration of hypocrisy: other countries made it a holiday in honor of workers crushed in the US, while crushing their own. I'm not shocked the Cleveland administration preferred another date
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 3:58pm TDK60:

It's purposeful historical amnesia, Labor Day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:03pm Guido from Cologne:

Ach Du Lieber Gott!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:03pm fred:

Just to be clear, then I stop: almost nobody in France knows about Haymarket, even in the anarcho-syndicalist fringe (yes, they still exist)
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:08pm kat330:

@fred: Are you a Belgian in Paris, or am I way off the mark? What do you think of the work of French photographer JR if you know of him at all?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:11pm TDK60:

Now that organ has something, at end of 'Michelle'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:11pm fleep:

Skipping here, there and everywhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:12pm fred:

@kat330: I don't think I know JR. I'm not sure because I do know photographers, but I never ask anyone's name. I'm a French guy, I was born in Paris but never could afford to live there
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:14pm fred:

@kat330: do you have a link for some of his work? Though if he's well-known, I probably don't know him
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:14pm kat330:

He remains anonymous with the conscience of a humanitarian, like his favela project in Rio and this in a Pakistan field: www.cnn.com...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:16pm kat330:

And this: solpurpose.com...
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:18pm Dean:

Coincidentally, this is just up on Yahoo: http://www.last.fm/music/The+Beatles/_/Penny+Lane
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:18pm kat330:

But the best about the man himself: thecolbertreport.cc.com...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:19pm kat330:

This Bootles is certainly a very faithful rendition.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:20pm common:

indeed, kat330. pretty impressive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:21pm steve:

this is awesome
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:21pm Dean:

Mrs. Miller, "Hard Day's Night," wicked.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:22pm kat330:

@common: Yes, if that is one's goal. I purposely try for a different spin on my covers.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:24pm kat330:

this Blues Five being a case in point. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:24pm common:

@kat330: me too. i still gotta listen to your tunes. i suck.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:27pm kat330:

@common: No argument from me on that! <g> Seriously, though, some will not be downloadable after October 5th because SC puts a 100 DL cap on tracks within free accounts, which I'm reverting back to at that time.
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:27pm paula pc:

i have a headache, i turned this show, and this just made it worse
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:27pm paula pc:

the tapping is not saving it
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:28pm paula pc:

or the polite? applause
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:28pm kat330:

@paula: Does it sound like someone's tap dancing inside your skull?
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:29pm paula pc:

but I realize, there is a theme to serve here.
@kat330 -- yes
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:30pm Kurt Gottschalk:

here to serve!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:30pm kat330:

I've always loved the counterpoint of the horns in the chorus of this.
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:31pm paula pc:

but that horn counterpoint during the chorus of this is TERRIFIC, and I'm not sure it's in the original
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:31pm steve:

these are so great
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:31pm kat330:

Acccchhhh! JINX, Paula!
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:32pm paula pc:

@kat330 -- so that's in the Beatles version? now I'm gonna go check!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:32pm common:

@kat330: I'm checking it out this weekend!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:32pm kat330:

@paula: Yes, it IS in the original. Whenever the song comes up in my iTunes mix, I'm singing that horn counterpoint rather than the melody.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:33pm kat330:

@common: yeah, yeah, I've heard that one before. Hearing is believing.
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:33pm paula pc:

@ kat330 - superb; THANK YOU. OK Kurt - all is well -- and this is certainly soothing my head
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:33pm fred:

@kat330: of course, the "face 2 face" one. Obviously, I don't know him personally. He did generate interesting discussions. I was just an onlooker, but he came across as despised for his technique, but lines got blurry when discussing technique in context of his aim. Some said he was just building his brand, others that his limitations jelled enough with his discourse for it to be an aesthetically valid statement. Then others said the aesthetic position explained the chosen technique. Divisive, in a way that's hard to make sense of. The criticism is easy to dismiss as sour grapes, but he's indeed building a brand. Some of his critics readily acknowledge it's what's needed to make it.
I personally don't like his work, but these conversations made clear I'm in no position to have a valid opinion
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:34pm TDK60:

I like when a cover is somewhat unique and soulful, like Marc R.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:35pm kirk from beer city usa:

agreed, TDK60. This beats the hell out of Gabor Szabo's Beatles covers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:36pm common:

@kat330: you'll see.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:37pm kat330:

@fred: As usual, thank you for your well-considered thoughts on JR! I only got wind of him on Colbert, and the drone project really moved me. If it can do any good whatsoever, I don't care if his main motive is brand building.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:38pm fred:

My fave cover of "happiness is a warm gun" is Pipilotti Rist's "I'm not the girl who misses much". Is that on the menu?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:39pm Carmichael:

Heya Koit, hi kids. Thank God I haven't tuned in yet. Think I'll wait till this song is over ... :)
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:41pm paula pc:

Kurt, can't we hear the whole record?!! They are Slavs, it fits TWO main themes --- you know how great one after 909 and across the universe are on this record
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:41pm fred:

@kat330: As I failed to convey, these were not my thoughts, just my attempt as relaying the thoughts of artists I know. I wouldn't come up with that on my own
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:41pm paula pc:

just kidding -- but I will think about it as if it is happening
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:42pm MD:

Now this is what I call Labor Day Music!!!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:47pm kat330:

@paula: if misery loves any company, I've had a very painful stiff neck all day and can't turn my head to the left without a jolt of pain. :,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:47pm fred:

For a moment I thought Laibach were about to break into Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence. Which I think could have been awesome. Or a disaster. Enjoyable either way
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:47pm chris:

Beatles cover? Czech.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:49pm Carmichael:

Komm gib mir deine Cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:49pm fred:

Proof that the Beatles are an evil plan from outer space: I didn't notice the language change, I was hearing the English lyrics. And I don't even like the Beatles
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:52pm lloyd michigan:

I don't believe anyone who says they don't like the Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:53pm Carmichael:

I'm actually so-so about the Beatles. Now the Rutles, I adore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:54pm fred:

@kat330: I hope you'll feel better soon. I know it's not that big a deal, but I get a stiff neck once in a while, and I hate it
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:55pm lloyd michigan:

Love the Rutles. All You Need Is Cash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:55pm common:

happy 3 day weekend! beersies! feel better kat330.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:55pm kat330:

@lloyd: Does seem a bit contrarian just for contrarianism's sake. But it's like people who claim to actually enjoy some clearly obnoxious noise. Same idea of some "coolness" factor.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 4:56pm kat330:

Thanks, fred and thanks, common! I tried out a new pillow last night is all. Very bad idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 4:57pm fred:

@lloyd michigan: work for a few weeks on chord transcription software where the only reference is a database made of Beatles songs, and I vouch you won't trust yourself
  Fri. 8/29/14 4:59pm lloyd michigan:

I'll get right on that. Right now, I am outta here. Have a good weekend, all!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:01pm Dean:

How does a proper name translate to Czech for "Few know me"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:02pm fred:

@kat330: I do enjoy some obnoxious noise. Not as much as Mongolian long song. Though some people thing that is obnoxious noise. One can't please everybody, so I just stopped trying
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:03pm Kurt Gottschalk:

dean, a lot of the lyrics to the czech covers were completely rewritten, not just translated. some of them were made into political songs, only borrowing (and licensing) the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:04pm fred:

@lloyd michigan: Enjoy the weekend, and don't let those beersies gather dust!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:05pm Dean:

Well, I sure hope "Imagine" hasn't been turned into a political song!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:05pm paula pc:

no fair you are making us listen to this - it is NOT a Beatles song!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:06pm paula pc:

ok, worth it for Dean's comment.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:06pm Kurt Gottschalk:

the last three weren't, ppc
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:07pm kat330:

If it's genuine, self-honest appreciation of -- whatever -- sound, then A-ok and more speed to ya by me. But I'm pretty sure I've gotten many whiffs of pretension in both loves and hates since finding WFMU music and these lists back in 2012.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:07pm fred:

@paula pc: my fave random greeting on the WFMU homepage is "Where Grudges Are Still Harbored Against John Lennon For Breaking Up Fluxus"
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:08pm paula pc:

@ kurt -- ah, right. can't remember what viktor and skupina performed, but I'm sure you're right... and @fred is SO right
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:10pm chris:

is this from some failed sondheim-esque musical?
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:11pm Dean:

I thought all musicals were Sondheim-esque.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:12pm kat330:

@Dean: Lerner, Lowe, Rodgers and Hammerstein might beg to differ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:12pm fred:

@kat330: I swear I'm too socially awkward to pull off any such pretense. The Beatles were before my time, and it's true that I've spent hours listening to poor recordings while debugging software. But deep down, I just like Yoko better
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:14pm chris:

Right on, fred.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:15pm kat330:

@fred: Surement, hours of lousy recordings could do it, and *every*one -- no exceptions -- is somewhat a subjective slave to the era in which they grew up, the soundtrack of their coming-of-age and so on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:15pm Stanley:

Hello Kurt and listeners.
I'm listening and happy to be so,
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:15pm robyn:

are we gonna listen to "Genius is Pain"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:16pm fred:

@paula pc: I love it because it's factually wrong and ridiculous, and very Fluxus in its own way
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:16pm Dean:

I'm confused. Wasn't "The Worst Pies in London" from Camelot?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:17pm kat330:

@Dean: Shirley you jest.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:17pm Dean:

Stop calling me, surely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...John of course actually says 'Cranberry Sauce' @ end of StrawberryFields
...however: if you play 'Revolution #9' backwards - it *does* say, 'Paul is dead - miss him miss him' every time it says '#9' forwards...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:20pm kat330:

@Dean: I meant to type: Shirley you joust.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:20pm Dean:

@kat330: Touché!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:22pm steve:

bravo, excellent covers/non covers
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Msr. Antunes here reminded me of bits of 'Starship' by MC5...or some Floyd off Ummagumma...or any # of Avant things right...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:25pm fred:

@kat330: In part, it's because the Beatles basically wrote the book about pop songs. What are you going to rebel against then? In another, more serious way, it became a baseline. Not many ways to top that in that direction. Not that they tried to do this, I even suspect that that enshrinement was more of a factor in their split than Yoko One. It's not that I didn't grow up with them. It's that they defined the musical environment in which I grew up. Then the Clash came. Not smashing the walls, just opening the windows
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:25pm Carmichael:

Touche, Robyn! "And Mick Jagger, I think that Mick's an asshole with his stupid faggot dancing ..." Great parody.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:25pm sádlo ð:

the 'Př' in Představy: pronounce as p plus j: Pj-ed-stavy. 'P-jed-sta-vie', with 'P-jed' spoken really fast
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Lennon: 'If I could've pulled down TheBeatles pants & shown them for what they really were, I would've stayed'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:28pm fred:

@RRN63: he did pull down his own pants, so nobody can say he didn't mean it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:28pm chris:

děkuji, sádlo :-)
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:29pm kat330:

@fred: Socially awkward face-to-face aside, you are always very thoughtful and well-versed in your comment contributions. Merci for that!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:32pm Dean:

The Beatles were a formative component of my youth. It's hard to view them objectively. I do think there was something almost sui generis about them, all hype aside. But I never forget that the group went well beyond the Fab Four from Liverpool. George Martin, Billy Preston ... amazing collaborators.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yoko was - / - is - certainly jealous & somewhat possessive of John. Aren't we all?!: that's why it's an issue & we have this sort of discussion.
...But for any single 'event' - I go w/ Epstein dying being responsible for their demise as band. No one could 'Manage' TheBeatles - certianly not themselves (buncha musicial counter-culturists)...
...Lennon said in early 70s - you wanna know what TheBeatles would be like *now* - just play our solo albums together!; pity that they couldn't have stuck together - but McCartney & others hang whilst John explored where he did ? John hang whilst Paul thrives playing Live & mastering the Top40 in his 70s stylee ? They'd just outgrown each other, is all...
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:34pm Dean:

I kick myself to this day for unloading the Yoko LPs I once owned. I have a bruise to prove it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:34pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I meant - Epstein's *death* as the single most important thing in the break-up...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:36pm JakeGould:

Hello peeps!
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:37pm kat330:

@Dean: Yep, I imagine it was not GJP or R who came up with that "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" horn counterpoint for e.g., nor many of the arrangement parts that speak to me the most -- well, a G maybe, but not the Fab Four one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:37pm fred:

@kat330: I'm blushing... Thanks for being around. I mean it. I resented the time when you went away and didn't comment. I know it's the wrong feeling, especially as it wasn't directed at anyone or anything, but it was aimless resentment at whatever made that happen. Please don't do that again. Or specify a target
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:37pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i love the beatles, all of them.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:38pm Dean:

Did I mention (last week) I met Pete Best?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:38pm Kurt Gottschalk:

v cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:39pm Stanley:

I love this violin track by Henry Flint.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:40pm Dean:

The parenthetical refers to the anterior verb, btw. I didn't meet him last week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...some people will just never get to Yoko - but then - TheBeatles started to noticibly lose people by 1965 w/ their progressions anyhow...altho' Psychedelia brought a huge amount of the human race into the Avant Guard successfully !!
- I've said before here I rate George Martin pretty high in it all - Producer/Arranger of *those* recordings - that's almost Writer, & the man who sealed the deal on their success, really...
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:42pm Dean:

If you're ever asked for an example of understatement, you could do worse than "some people will just never get to Yoko."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...still people w/ 'I Still Hate Yoko' t-shirts @ Beatle things...
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:43pm kat330:

@fred: My primary not-commenting period was/is specified in my profile for the most part. The overall lessening of commenting has to do with 1) Can I spare the time (and put my music production aside)? and 2) Do I feel good afterwards or lousy (with certain group dynamics)?
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:43pm P-90:

@Dean: Yes you said you met Pete B. in the San Fernando Valley.... I think?
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:44pm kat330:

@Stanley: Me, too.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:45pm Dean:

@P-90: Almost. It was the east end of LA County, in Whittier, an uptown street fair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:49pm fred:

@RRN63: No joke there, I think Yoko Ono is interesting as an artist. Not just then (though here contribution to Fluxus shouldn't be overlooked). Now too. Well, now, I'm not so lucky, but I saw her work a couple of years ago, and there's actually something potent there. She used photos of John and Sean there, but it was soon obvious it was just another possible way into the main thing, which was fragile yet strong, but thoroughly naive. I think she owns that, and the emotional appeal was potent. And she still tries to drag you in, to involve you. Even when she doesn't, I have to applaud the craftsmanship of the trap. Which isn't really one. She's awfully smart
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:52pm Kurt Gottschalk:

gene santoro once wrote that yoko didn't ruin john's career, he ruined hers. and while they clearly wanted to work together and be together, there is a valid point there. ono wasn't the kind of artist who needed to be working with eric clapton or known by millions. i like a lot of her records but she still suffers from having been put on the pop market. it's very possible she could have been much more interesting if she hadn't been so popular and so unpopular.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:55pm Carmichael:

Is SUW a rerun this evening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yoko's relevance is just so obvious to some of us more comfortable w/ the Avant
...like most prejudices, people think her talentless who know the least about her oeuvre...
...John said if he could do it over again, he'd be the kind of Artist who worked in obscurity. In light of the Reality of what happened ! - that's...
...Of course, the whole thing about that whole Era is the interplay & collisions of Art & Pop ; that's where all of us here live, isn't it - ?!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:56pm robyn:

@Carmichael I don't think so.
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:56pm kat330:

If there's anyone who has not seen this smile-producer (my caption is Bao Bao Takes a Bough), brace your face muscles: tinyurl.com... Hang in there, Bao-bies, and happy Labor Day weekend to you all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:57pm Carmichael:

Good, Robyn. Thanks.
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:57pm Dean:

That's a tall glass of counterfactual, Kurt. It makes sense that mutually sacrificed aspects of their careers. They were a married couple, and celebrities to boot. I don't know much of her pop stuff, but I love "Kiss, Kiss, Kiss." It's the one Yoko record remaining in my collection, a 45rpm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 5:57pm fred:

@kat330: How socially awkward... It never occurred to me to check your profile, so I didn't know about it (I always wonder about whether it's a breach of privacy to look at someone's profile). Still, not speaking for any community, just for myself: I missed you, so please don't disappear again. I'm just saying that as egoistically as possible
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:58pm kat330:

@Kurt and commenters: Thanks for a program where I indeed feel *good* afterwards! :)
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:58pm P-90:

...and Happy Labor Day to you too, kat330, Philo too, and all the WFMUsers
Avatar Fri. 8/29/14 5:59pm kat330:

@fred: Whenever the planets align, count on it!
  Fri. 8/29/14 5:59pm Dean:

The show is over. Send in the clowns. Nice chatting with all of you. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 6:00pm Carmichael:

And thank you, Kurt. Good long weekend, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 6:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx All.
  Fri. 8/29/14 6:01pm P-90:

Coming in 2015: The Chechen Beatles arrive!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 6:03pm fred:

@Dean: Kiss, Kiss, Kiss is a jewel, and the Dirtbombs cover might be even better
  Fri. 8/29/14 6:05pm Dean:

@fred: I will seek it out! Thank you for the tip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 8/29/14 6:10pm fred:

@Dean: I you don't find it, I'll send it to you
  Fri. 8/29/14 6:15pm Dean:

@fred: Just found it on Grooveshark. Digging the baritone.
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