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Options December 13, 2015: This Awkward Moment

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Artist Track Album Label Format Comments Approx. start time
N/a  Absolutely Real   Options Henry Lee Lucas Confesses  Time Life  Cassette    0:00:00 ()
N/A  Adult Entertainment   Options N/A  N/A      0:03:18 ()
N/A  Transmission Begins   Options The Prisoner File #1  Silva Screen      0:03:26 ()
Buckminster Fuller  Human Radio Travel   Options N/A  N/A      0:03:49 ()
Andrew Pekler  First   Options Entanglements In the Orthopedic Sensorium  Schoolmap      0:04:31 ()
William Gibson  No Maps For These Territories (Dialogue Exceprt)   Options N/A  N/A      0:09:23 ()
Anthony Child  The Chief   Options Electronic Recordings From Maui Jungle Vol. 1  Edtions Mego      0:10:20 ()
William Gibson  No Maps For These Territories (Dialogue Exceprt)   Options N/A  N/A      0:17:48 ()
Anthony Pasquarosa  The Hue Of Mornings Light   Options Morning Meditations  VDSQ      0:18:39 ()
Mori Chieko  Spiral Wave   Options The Garden of Forking Paths  Important Records      0:23:43 ()
Michiyo Yagi  Rememberence   Options Shizuku  Tzadik  CD    0:30:03 ()
Tashi Dorji  Mumur   Options Appa  N/A      0:35:53 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gas 
Gas I   Options Nah Und Fern  Kompakt      0:38:03 ()
Sun Ra  Sun Thoughts   Options My Brother the Wind Vol. 2  Saturn Research      0:44:23 ()
Talk Normal  Xo   Options Sunshine  Joyful Noise      0:46:58 ()
Rudimentary Peni  The Evil Clergymen   Options Cocophony  Outer Himalayan Records      0:50:23 ()
Expo 70  Eldetic Memory   Options Kinetic Tones  Kill Shaman      0:52:47 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gas 
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern  Kompakt      0:59:31 ()
Remko Scha  Sweep   Options Guitar Mural 1 (featuring The Machines)  Root Strata      1:05:19 ()
Arbete och Fritid  Jag Ar Inte Som Andra   Options Se Upp for Livet  MNW      1:09:12 ()
William Gibson  Map For These Territoires   Options   N/A      1:13:33 ()
Nils Frahm  Re (Helios Rework)   Options Screws Reworked  Erased Tapes Records       1:14:20 ()
Avant-Dernières Pensées  Use YourTechnology   Options Great Evening  Destination Out      1:17:43 ()
Masayuki Takayanagi  What Have We Given?   Options Destination Out Presents The Music Of Japan  Destination Out      1:22:47 ()
K. Leimer  Diminish   Options Tape Recordings 1977-1980  Vinyl On Demand      1:28:04 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gas 
Gas 1   Options Nah Und Fern  Kompakt      1:30:49 ()
Oneida  Under Whose Sword   Options Positions  Rocket Recordings  12"    1:38:56 ()
Bruce Russell and Peter Wright  Escalation Lifting The Cobbles   Options End Of The Alphabet Records Sampler  End of the Alphabet      1:46:49 ()
Black Bikini  Track 4   Options Black Bikini  N/A      1:50:38 ()
Peter Brotzman Michael Wertmuller & Pliakis  Full Blast   Options Long Story Short  Troost      1:58:12 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Gas 
Gas I   Options Nah Und Fern  Kompakt      2:05:43 ()
Marissa Nadler  Solitude (Sabbath Cover)   Options   Self Released      2:10:32 ()
N/a  What Is Art?   Options N/A  N/A    Inside The Mind Of An Artist As They Speak The Truth (Soundbite)  2:14:18 ()
Christine Sun Kim  Interactive Sound Installation   Options N/A  N/A    Field Recorded Live at MOMA PS1  2:16:07 ()
Älgarnas Trädgård  Viriditas   Options Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden  Subliminal Sounds      2:19:40 ()
Manolis Hiotis  Giozel Taxim   Options Greek Rhapsody: Instrumental Music From Greece 1905-1956  Dust To Digital      2:22:39 ()
Lol Coxhill  Flotsam   Options Slow Music  Cherry Red      2:25:26 ()
Sonic Youth   Secret Girl   Options Live At Smart Bar Chicago  Goofin      2:34:43 ()
The Clean  At The Bottom   Options Anthology  Merge Records      2:38:01 ()
Steven R. Smith  Upon   Options Owl  Digitalis Recordings      2:41:20 ()
Ash Ra Tempel  Amboss   Options Ash Ra Tempel  Ohr      2:44:20 ()

Listener comments!

  Sun. 12/13/15 3:03am Kafuka:

Morning Jonathan!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:08am Jherweg:

Hey there Kafuka!!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:11am JakeGould:

Hey there. Might be going.
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 3:26am Bazinge:

Good morning all
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:30am Jherweg:

Howdy....
  Sun. 12/13/15 3:37am Kafuka:

Love the meditative way you started this show
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:41am Mary Wing:

Cronkite!
  Sun. 12/13/15 3:46am Max:

Shwarma King!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:49am Jherweg:

Shwarma is yummers.
  Sun. 12/13/15 3:51am Cooh John:

Any Sinatra tonight?
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:53am Jherweg:

Not tonight.....my eyes are brown not blue...
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 3:53am Jherweg:

Actually they are bloodshot.....
  Sun. 12/13/15 3:54am JakeGould:

Your eyes are not blue? Get some more Spice in you!
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:00am Max:

Herweg doesnt need any more spice....... maybe some bengal limes
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:09am Simon P:

Howdy
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:18am Jherweg:

Hey Simon Sorry I was busy typing ....
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:36am Simon P:

Classic comedy mic break!...
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:38am Max:

Were you trying to get us all to write in to WFMU and demand a new time slot for you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 4:39am coelacanth:

i am here.
hi.
enjoying the show; i'm just busy.
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:39am Max:

I think we'll need a referendum..... people need to be agreed on what this new time is
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:40am Simon P:

I vote euro friendly time slot!
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:41am Bazinge:

I'm still here. Every week.
     Sun. 12/13/15 4:42am b k:

No need to apologize for the Allmans, or the Dead, or even Phish. If it sounds good it is good. I think of WFMU as a no judgement zone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 4:42am Stanley:

Hi Jonathan. Glad you've goy the health insurance. God bless America indeed. All those poor people with no or inadequate insurance. Must be God's plan for them to suffer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 4:42am cklequ:

I think i got word of this originally from the woof moo twitter feed on the main page. It makes all these news stories about 'you know who' somewhat more bearable. tinyurl.com...

And i love these comedy mic breaks. Along with all the Phish and Allman Brothers you play, it's what keeps me tuned in at this ungodly hour.
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:43am Max:

I want to go out to the shops but you know....... there are so many radicalised muslims on the streets everyone just stays inside in fear........... DT for President!
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:43am ! I X Key !:

A scieantology stress test is only a way to recruit you, & it isn't itself branswashing
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:44am Simon P:

@Max ...and all those London police living in fear
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:45am Simon P:

Oneida!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:45am Jherweg:

Fuck Phish! ha ha ha ha
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:45am Max:

I know! ........... Poor London Police
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:45am ! I X Key !:

I was a parishioner in the Church of Scientology
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:47am ! I X Key !:

& it is the furthest thing from a religion as possible. It's feckingScientology, & they told me full on how it wants to destroy all religions
. Not religions other than that
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:48am Jherweg:

It's the closest thing to a cult. That going Clear Documentary is insane.....people in their quest for meaning will believe anything.
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:49am Max:

Even if you doublethink a slightly extreme thought by accident in London, the cctv emotion detection software can decipher your descent and the police will shoot you.........
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 4:50am Stanley:

Glad you got out ! I X Key !. Brainwashing doesn't sound good
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:50am Bazinge:

They'll even believe Donald Trump
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:50am Jherweg:

the cameras everywhere in london ensure that there is no good graffiti like there is in brooklyn
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:51am Max:

True
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:52am ! I X Key !:

Getting ethics in on the planet really isn't very nice; it means almost everybody has to get sent to the RPF [Rehabilation Project Force, slave labor, reprogramming]
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:53am Listener142985:

Just picked the song for my Viking funeral-Under Whose Sword. Big-ass bonfire, at night, by water. Sorta can't wait.
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:53am Max:

America is a fucking strange country DT, scientology, etc......... no wonder the muslim and mexican hoardes are trying to breach the borders and raise it all to the ground.
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:55am Jherweg:

We have some of the dumbest richest people in the world it's a bad combo.
  Sun. 12/13/15 4:55am Max:

@Listener142985

Sounds like a good way to go! Got any dates for me?
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:56am Simon P:

Up Helly Aa
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 4:57am ! I X Key !:

Scientology is actually really an actual, real cult. That's what Mr Hubbard said it is. That's what we did when I was in. Mr. Hubbard said uo, & that's what we did. It is. We are all saying so, just because it is
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 4:58am Jherweg:

But we also gave the world brilliant people too like John Coltrane.
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:01am Simon P:

Set Brotzman on T Rump
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:01am Max:

a few saints emerging from hell
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:02am Max:

set Colin McGregor on Trump
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:03am ! I X Key !:

Steve Reich said his main influence is Jonh Coltrane
We're cool here
A lot of people live here who are lots of different ways
It's not like AMERICANS are SOMETHING
Sorry when you think of Americans, you attach that idea to me
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 5:03am Jherweg:

Ha ha My girlfriend did a photo shoot with Connor Mcgregor for the wal Street Journal. DId he win that fight tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:05am coelacanth:

this is sick.
...then again,it's Brotzman.
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:06am Max:

yeah in 13 seconds
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:06am Max:

https://www.facebook.com/KimboSliceFights/videos/881577158625545/
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:08am Simon P:

@!IX we are all one under the Herweg banner
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:09am Simon P:

Come to the Uk we don't sell any weapons...honest
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:10am ! I X Key !:

The Church of Scientology is a military money-making world-clearing cult group. I only know because I was in; I wouldn't have just fount that out on the internet right now/recently
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:10am coelacanth:

yes and John Coltrane's main influence to step it up was Ornette Coleman, who's also from the u.s.
...there's always been lots of creative people here, it's just the people in control that suck...well,and all the idiots who elected them!
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:12am Max:

What did your gf say about meeting mcgregor?
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:12am marvin:

Greetings from France. As always, the best Sunday morning thanx to you JH!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 5:18am Jherweg:

He said that I should get to the gym ,,, she said that he was nice, a little crazy and that he had a crazy fashion sense, he's tiny.....
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:18am greysquad:

actually, a really big influence on Coltrane was John Gilmore, who was Sun Ra's main sax honcho during the sixties and seventies...
this is from wikipedia.
For the next four decades, Gilmore recorded and performed almost exclusively with Sun Ra. This was puzzling to some, who noted Gilmore's talent, and thought he could be a major star like John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins. Despite being five years older than Gilmore, Coltrane was impressed with his playing, and took informal lessons from Gilmore in the late 1950s. Coltrane's epochal, proto–free jazz "Chasin' the Trane" was inspired partly by Gilmore's sound.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilmore_(musician)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:19am Stanley:

America is quite a country. Both brilliant and scary. I don't get the impression that education is well funded and consequently not very good for those who are not rich.
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:20am ! I X Key !:

Practically everyone who's gotten out escaped! I actually ran out the door before they did blocking the door tech!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:21am coelacanth:

it's not good for the rich either. it's focused on passing tests.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:25am coelacanth:

greysquad, i have to learn more about Gilmore. i don't doubt what you say, but there's this from Trane: "Yeah, well, I feel indebted to him [Coleman], myself. Because actually, when he came along, I was so far in this thing [the "harmonic structures"], I didn't know where I was going to go next. And, I didn't know if I would have thought about just abandoning the chord system or not. I probably wouldn't have thought of that at all. And he came along doing it, and I heard it, I said, "Well, that - that must be the answer."
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:25am Steve:

Good morning ..... Sorry bit of an H O this morning
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:26am Simon P:

Manolis Hiotis, nice one, Jon, been missing those Oud like interludes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:27am Stanley:

Education is very important for the well being of a nation. But if the ruling classes benefit from an ignorant population then its not in their interest to spend the money
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:29am coelacanth:

"paranoid"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:29am coelacanth:

no,master of reality.
...one or the other!
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:30am Simon P:

Jon, when you have that medical make sure they don't give you any of that stuff Trump's on
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:30am ! I X Key !:

! Education is being civilized (o:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:31am cklequ:

At the very least, maybe you could get a doctor's note arguing for a better time slot.
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:32am greysquad:

Interesting...It's true that ornette played at coltranes funeral, but he was totally into the new free jazz sounds before he died (sun ra, ayler) and was starting to explore that with with "interstellar space", and "ascension"...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:39am coelacanth:

yes! that was Coleman's influence. Ayler got it from Coleman as well. Sun Ra must have been influence too by Coleman, but probably wouldn't admit it!
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:39am greysquad:

btw, Great show, Jonathan!
Avatar    Sun. 12/13/15 5:40am Jherweg:

Thanks for listening everyone!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:44am coelacanth:

ascension,meditations, that phase... that's where i think he was truly brilliant; and that was directly influenced by Coleman's "new thing". (i don't know if Ornette called it that,but the press did.)
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:48am ! I X Key !:

Y.uu can be in a part of the scientology world where needing a shower is a crime you pulled in, & you're allowec 2 minutes f it a day
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:51am coelacanth:

Thanks Jonathan. Great program.
ciao people.
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:52am tomas:

late to the (comments) game. nice show man. loved it.
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:52am greysquad:

coltrane never recorded with coleman... but he did record with Don Cherry. I wonder who was the real influence then?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:54am Stanley:

I loves me Ash RaTempel
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 5:55am Simon P:

oh yey Ash Ra
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:56am coelacanth:

i've never heard of them playing together either, but Ornette's music was there to hear. it was huge and contoversial. it influenced the entire jazz world- even the haters. (like Miles)
  Sun. 12/13/15 5:58am greysquad:

true dat, ie the hater Miles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 5:58am coelacanth:

i mean,that's where Cherry got it; Sun Ra,etc...the only ones that may have found it without Coleman are Cecil Taylor And Lenny Tristano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sun. 12/13/15 6:00am coelacanth:

greysquad nice chatting! ciao!
  Sun. 12/13/15 6:00am greysquad:

same here thanks!
Avatar Sun. 12/13/15 6:05am ! I X Key !:

! @coelacanth !
Avatar Sun. 1/10/16 9:17pm Hiram Mesa:

Good show!
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