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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options February 11, 2016

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James Last  Mr. Giant Man   Options Voodoo Party   
Shangri-Las   Out in the Streets   Options Myrmidons of Melodrama   
Alex Neilson & Richard Youngs  Pictures for the Multitudes   Options Road is Open Life   
Skullflower  Get the Horn   Options Last Shot At Heaven   
The Velvet Underground  I'm Set Free   Options The Complete Matrix Tapes  set Two 
 
Faust  Miss Fortune   Options Faust   
Devin Flynn  Rockula (excerpt)   Options Lightshow Music for Joshua White & Gary Panter   
Tim Buckley  Once I Was   Options The peel Sessions   
 
Księżyc  Syreny   Options Rabbit Eclipse   
Jon Mueller  Hearts   Options The Whole   
Arnold Dreyblatt / The Orchestra of Excited Strings  Formation   Options Nodal Excitation   
Arnold Dreyblatt / The Orchestra of Excited Strings  Bow & Arrow   Options Nodal Excitation   
Falter Bramnk   Bloody Busty Laskarin   Options Vagal   
 
Ursula Bogner  Jubilaun   Options Sonne = Blackbox   
Lionel Marchetti / Yoko Higashi  Livre Magnetique pt. 3   Options Red Dust   
Ursula Bogner  De Planetarum Influxu   Options Sonne = Blackbox   
Lau Nau  Pianosatu   Options Hem. Nagonstans   
 
Lau Nau  Metsa Ja Meri   Options Hem. Nagonstans   
Nick Drake  River Man   Options Five Leaves Left   
AF Ursin  Esclarmonde   Options Aika   
Topmost  The End   Options Psychedelic Phinland:Finnish Hippie and Underground Music 1967-1974   
Chuck Jackson  Any Day Now   Options OST Inherent Vice   
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:05pm Cecile:

this song never made sense to me. it's a great tun, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:05pm coelacanth:

ha! for a second i thought it was Eno's "lion sleeps tonight"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:06pm coelacanth:

Hi Fabio and superstrong listeners
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:06pm Dean:

If I didn't know better, I'd guess this was The Residents.
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:09pm bloopy:

Hey Fabs.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 3:11pm V Priceless:

Yo Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 3:11pm JtotheK:

hi everyone.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 3:12pm geezerette:

Howdy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You've died & Gone to Ginsberg
Cold Angels chanting the forever light
in New Hampshire frostbite winds
& grey of February
from Sonic Youth webiostation Jersey~NYC
Heaven waits w/ Kerouac
& whiskey - no charge....
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:23pm Brendan:

Mess w/ the rhino, get the horn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 3:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Featuring this week's co-host Failurebot 3000!
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:31pm Dean:

Tab A in Slot B failure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Marty Balin started the Matrix?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:33pm Carmichael:

@RR63: Yes he did. Not the movie, the nightclub.
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:34pm Dean:

All things SF must of course deteriorate into trendy banality. Google Maps now describes The Matrix as "Swanky nightclub for high-end cocktails."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

One pill it is redder
The other it is blue
& the ones that mother gives you...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:46pm Parq:

... lets them boil your ass to goo.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 3:46pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

FOKES.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 3:49pm Guido from Cologne:

i was going "goddamn where is my faust lp".
disadvantage of transparent record.
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:52pm Dean:

Springsteen's autobiography will be titled, "Born to Run." Really? Isn't there at least a dozen better song titles? Maybe those are chapter titles. Chapter 1, "Born in the USA."
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:54pm Dean:

Who the fuck taught me how to conjugate a verb?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 3:54pm Carmichael:

Maybe "Wrapped Up Like a Douche"?
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 3:55pm toby dammit:

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep man, like wough...
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:55pm Brendan:

The last line could very well be 'Man that was all she wrote.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 3:55pm Guido from Cologne:

arbitrarysigns.bandcamp.com...
  Thu. 2/11/16 3:59pm bloopy:

ahh this tim buckley song kills
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:01pm geezerette:

What a voice.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:05pm P-90:

Failure to hear the first hour of the show...
Ciao, Fabio and all Failurians in attendance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:06pm Cliff:

Good afternoon Fabio & everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:06pm Cliff:

Haha, me too P-90
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:09pm C'mon!:

Motley Crue!
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:11pm darue:

what movie were you just plugging? the first one
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:11pm P-90:

Like the Peel Sessions Tim Buckley.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:11pm sirian_roo:

Fabio, loved the show for years and years, but this week in particular you're helping me through a challenging hospital stay. Much respect.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:12pm βrian:

Green Acres Eddie Albert?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:12pm Andrew Waterloo:

Ishtar!
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:12pm bloopy:

ISHTAR lol
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:12pm Rick:

Ishtar
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:14pm Fabio:

@darue: "I Knew Her Well"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:14pm Cliff:

I love Ishtar, it's hilarious. I think what happened is they named it after an ancient Mesopotamian war goddess, and then filmed it 1000 miles away in Morocco. It must've pissed Her off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:14pm chris:

@sirian_roo, get well soon! love, your 'fmu family
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:14pm Lars:

Jaws 3D!
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:15pm Hetfield:

Was there a Jaws IV?
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:15pm Fabio:

@sirian_roo: Thanks for checking in and more importantly GET WELL SOON!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:15pm Cliff:

Yes, best wishes sirian_roo <3
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:16pm Walt:

@Brian, yes, Oliver Wendell Douglas himself. He's great, as is the movie.
RE: Elaine May, it wasn't just "Ishtar", she also had a good deal of trouble with "A New Leaf" (also hilarious), turning in a 3-hour cut that the studio had to prune down to a manageable length. And on "Mikey and Nicky" she fired her DP for no good reason, shot tons of film, and took a long time to edit that too. She's very talented but she needed a strong producing partner IMHO.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:17pm P-90:

"Jaws 4" was "Jaws: The Revenge". As in: the sharks' revenge. No kidding. With Michael Caine, no less. Huge bomb, end of franchise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:18pm Cliff:

Walt, I'm sticking by my smiting-goddess explanation, it is more rational and coherent.
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:19pm Walt:

@Cliff, I'm thinking that it could be both.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:20pm P-90:

"Ishtar" was just the name she came up with for a fictional Persian Gulf nation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:22pm Cliff:

P-90, who also happens to be a goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex from ancient Assyrian and Babylonia: en.wikipedia.org... Someone you don't wanna piss off!!!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:22pm glenn:

michael caine, god bless him, has been in many, many, many stinky movies.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:22pm Rich in Washington:

I wanna hear how this band name is pronounced. I can never do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:22pm Ken From Hyde Park:

DJ Paris Hilton? Really? www.ratethatdj.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:23pm Cliff:

Walt, true, the Gods sometimes work their ways through human foolishness and pride.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:24pm Fabio:

@ Walt: Mikey & Nicky" and "A New Leaf" are both excellent films. She became a filmmaker with a lot to learn about making them, but she did a good job nonetheless.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:25pm Ari:

Cool show, cheers from Iceland!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:25pm Cliff:

Why is Andy Breckman ranked higher than DJ Paris Hilton? This needs to be fixed immediately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:26pm northguineahills:

Feel better sirian_roo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:26pm coelacanth:

oh,no Ken! i was hoping that "rate your dj" shit would disappear forever.
...and why do they have stars in the middle of her picture? (as if they're pretending to be hiding some nudity...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:27pm Cliff:

Fabio and Walt, I'm going to have to check out those other two flicks of hers, if they're both as great as Ishtar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:27pm northguineahills:

Ksiezye, who are these musicians?!!! This is amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:28pm Cliff:

Nooooo......Rate That DJ! will never die in this, our age of social media! Never, I say!!
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:29pm Rich in Washington:

@northguineahills: they are amazing - ethereal, even. I really recommend their S/T debut.
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:29pm P-90:

@Fabio: agreed that those are both really excellent films.
Also remember: many, many features start off as 3-hour rough cuts, and DPs often change during shooting fir reasons that remain private. This is all SOP (or SOB) in the movie biz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:30pm Cliff:

Loving this Ksiezye drone-y stuff. And I guess I'd say it out loud as "kuh-seez-eye"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:30pm Swan_Gone:

That Ksiezye track was great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:30pm chris:

Ksiezye is apparently Polish for 'moon'. cool.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:30pm Rich in Washington:

Their name on that album is indecipherable (to me) Polish characters, so I have never been able to pronounce it, even figure it out.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:30pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

!
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:31pm Rich in Washington:

Księżyc
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:31pm Cliff:

Oh no, wait, the spelling got changed! Now I have no idea how to say it. So where are they from, Turkey? The orthography suggests so.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:32pm Rich in Washington:

From Poland, I am pretty sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:32pm northguineahills:

Thanks Rich!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:32pm Cliff:

Or is it Polish? Is it allowed to stick a cedilla under an "e" in Polish? (I might be moving to Prague this summer, I have to learn these things)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:34pm chris:

pronunciation - forvo.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:34pm Cliff:

Darnit, that's not a cedilla, that's an ogonek. I am embarrassing my Cornell Linguistics Ph.D. committee right now. (Pretty sure they're not reading this though ;)
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:35pm Dean:

Is "księżyc" a noun or a verb?
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:35pm Tsuyoshi:

Beware the Brack Prague.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:35pm chris:

noun - means 'the moon' in Polish
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:36pm Dean:

[Was joking. Consider "moon" as a verb.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:36pm Cliff:

Whazzat, Tsuyuoshi?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:37pm northguineahills:

Since we're on the subject of the Polish language, how the hell do you pronounce the "L" w/ a slash through it? I've heard different ways to do so from different people.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:37pm βrian:

@Cliff: ever been caught verbing a noun?
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:37pm P-90:

Where's DJ Stashu when her linguistic skills are needed?!
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:37pm Marc15:

I've heard people say "paining"
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:39pm P-90:

Some people say they've been "incested".
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:40pm Dean:

I remember hearing the name of the town Płock pronounced pwatzk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:40pm Cliff:

βrian, pretty much all linguists nowadays are descriptivists, not prescriptivists. We're totally cool with verbing nouns and nouning verbs in English, because fluent English speakers keep doing both all the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:42pm northguineahills:

@Dean: is that "w" an english "w", or more of a Slavic "w" which sounds closer to an English "v". (I know, so confusing)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 4:46pm chris:

lol, just got it, Dean... sorry you had to explain that.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:46pm Honeybear:

But when verbed, does "księżyc" mean the same as "to moon" in English?
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:47pm Rich in Washington:

that audio pronunciation page just screwed me up even more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:47pm northguineahills:

DreyBlatt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:47pm Cliff:

I see "Mikey and Nicky" has Peter Falk in it, I'mma gonna watch it just cuzza dat.
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 4:50pm Rich in Washington:

It also has M. Emmet Walsh in it, so, according to Siskel and Ebert law, it has to be a good film.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:51pm geezerette:

Cliff, in case you haven't seen them, John Cassavettes films with Falk and Gazzara are incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:52pm Cliff:

Thanks, geezerette! I'm unemployed at the moment and looking for stuff to fill my time.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 4:53pm geezerette:

More than welcome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:55pm Cliff:

Any you recommend I start off with? "Husbands" from 1970 is the first thing that shows up when I google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...waiting for 'Purple Haze' to start awlready...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:56pm northguineahills:

Welcome to the club, Cliff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 4:57pm Cliff:

Thanks, northguineahills! (Uhhh.....what club is that that I just joined?)
  Thu. 2/11/16 4:58pm Dean:

@northguineahills: What I heard was a "w," but the speaker did not speak Polish (had only visited the town for a theater festival) and I could very well have been insensitive to subtleties.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:00pm Dean:

@chris: Whew. I was growing worried that the humor might be a generational issue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 5:00pm Bas NL:

Hi Fabio! I am home early for a change and listening 'live' to my hero!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:00pm SheWolf:

What I heard in my car about 10 minutes ago was blowing my mind.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:02pm mjgoins:

What's the DJ background music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:03pm Cliff:

That was me asking about "Husbands", so I'll get that one to watch too. Thanks Fabio!
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 5:05pm Rich in Washington:

Slavoj Zizek?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:05pm Cliff:

I think "c" is pronounced "ts" in Polish
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:06pm Ike:

It's pronounced "Quik Chek". Ha ha ha
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:07pm geezerette:

Cliff they're all interesting, start anywhere. Cassavetes had a repertory company with his wife Gena Rowlands,Seymour Cassel,(sp?),Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara. American experimental films using improvisation in part. Not plot driven; it's the way the actors play off each other that's compelling. Hope you dig 'em.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:07pm Cliff:

Rate THAT DJ dot com, not "the"
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:08pm Ike:

For a 7 Second Delay stunt, it's a pretty nice-looking site.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:08pm ted:

ask Clay!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:08pm moose:

no
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 5:08pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

A co-worker of "moderate Polish background" is guessing more like Sheh-shek -- more of a pair of "sh" sounds in there. No guarantees but that's the theory over here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:09pm Cliff:

Fabio, I'll vote for you! I'd hafta login to Facebook though, haven't done that since about 2012
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:09pm Honeybear:

Go with your gut, Fabio!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:09pm contests r 4 loozers:

Stay out of it Fabio - stay above the fray!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:09pm Dean:

How is "dj" pronounced in Polish?

I met Peter Falk once at a production by Piccolo Teatro di Milano of Shakespeare's "Tempest" in Italian. The introduction was courtesy of the person whose pronunciation of Płock I recall.

Is that macaronic, or what?
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:10pm Matt:

The Dick Cavett interview w/Cassavetes, Peter Falk & Ben Gazzara from Husbands-era might give a good taste of what you're in for:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5A_Ya746xM
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:10pm Cliff:

Rev. Turnip Druid, but I think with the "c" at the end it should be more like "sheh-shets"
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 5:11pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

dammit -- i keep missing the mic breaks. What's all this about DJ voting?

I'm also an expat from FaceBag, so whatever needs to happen, someone do the right thing & credit me, please.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:11pm Marcel M:

Yo Fabio
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:12pm βrian:

I thought the descriptivist trend had faded a bit, or at least become somewhat more engaged.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:15pm Lewis:

@Rev TD (@5:11) that's not something you hear on very many radio stations ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:16pm Cliff:

Not sure βrian, haven't been keeping up with academic trends in linguistics since 2009 when I finished my Ph.D. (just in time for there to be no jobs anymore, yaaaay!) But in undergrad and grad school from 1996-2009, pretty much every linguist I met was militantly descriptivist, and I was expected to be the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:16pm Parq:

Rate that deejay:
www.ratethatdj.com...

Since folks seem interested.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:18pm glenn:

"he's a necrolinguist. he licks dead things" - christopher moore [sort of]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Rate that DJ' ? A stunt is one thing - but I'm suspicious of my own interest...
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:21pm Dean:

Richard Meltzer needs to be added to that list of DJs. His show at KPFK during the late '70s, early '80s, was pretty darn splendid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:21pm Cliff:

The whole prescriptivism-vs-descriptivism thang dates from the 1910s-1940s when structuralist linguistics was trying to overthrow the old fuddie-duddies in the classics and anthropology departments. Then Chomsky came along in the 50s and shook everyone up by accusing the structuralists of being too enamored with methodology over theory, that started the structuralist-vs-generativist wars.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:22pm geezerette:

Dean's right about Meltzer!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:23pm Dean:

High five, sister or brother geezerette!
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 5:23pm Rich in Washington:

woah! I had no idea Richard Meltzer DJ'd. Would love to hear that!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:24pm geezerette:

Henry Rollins also good.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:25pm Honeybear:

There needs to be a "rate that Theoretical Linguist" site
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:25pm geezerette:

I'm a girl geezer. Thanks brother Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...are they prescriptive or descriptive DJ Ratings??...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:28pm Cliff:

Then some of Chomsky's students revolted in the early 70's, that started the generative-vs-functionalist split in linguistics. Umberto Eco said that the different schools of linguistics are organized like Western Christendom, there's one big faction following the Pope (that would be the generative linguists with Chomsky as their spiritual head) and a variety of denominations who take issue with one or another points of doctrine (that would be the various functionalist schools that sprung up on the West coast of the US)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:28pm coelacanth:

"rate you dj" is not just a stunt, even if it was created to be one. people do, and will take it seriously.
it's BULLSHIT!
Avatar    Thu. 2/11/16 5:28pm Rich in Washington:

I had made this tape when I was a teenager of this weird dude on the radio - KBOO - playing records from all over the world, really outrageous stuff but one day, I was hard up for tape and used it to tape something else, almost completely taping over the previous show - then, after a few months, realized it was Jello Biafra, guesting at the last minute on someone's show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:29pm Cliff:

Honeybear, love that idea!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:30pm Dean:

The show was "Hepcats from Hell," and it aired, iirc, from midnight on Fridays or Saturdays. Featured mostly punk, although I remember during a visit his playing either a Cabaret Voltaire or Wire-related EP. Before dropping the needle he said something like,"This tune is kinda long, about fifteen minutes." He plays the record and seconds after it finishes the phone rings. (This is sometime around 2:00 a.m.) He takes the call on-air. The caller reports, "It was 17 minutes, 18 seconds." Also, he wrote a poem about his gig at KPFK. The station was then, probably remains, dysfunctional, sometimes charmingly so.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:30pm TDK60:

The best DJs I ever heard were on WFMU & WBAI in the 1960s and early '70s. And WFMU today has mucho good ones. I won't rate specifically tho.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:33pm coelacanth:

...and we'll have people who,in my ever so humble opinion, shouldn't even have air time on wfmu climbing the ratings ladder because they're cute (or very much think they are) or flirty.
...way to dummy-down wfmu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:34pm Cliff:

Anyways, that's all I know about the history of academic linguistics. I remember at the end of my grad program in 2009 Dan Everett (who has the same birthday as me according to Wikipedia, July 26th, wow! Mick Jagger too! anyways....) was causing a shitstorm with his recent papers about the Pirahã language spoken in the Amazon.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:34pm Dean:

Well, here's a taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG9S2kpGOOQ
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:36pm geezerette:

Yeah, "Hepcats from Hell"! KPFK is in a thoroughly un-charming death spiral right now. Fund raisers every 15 minutes. Sad,but they do have a phoenix like way of ressurecting so who knows?
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:36pm Ken not freedman:

nice new bed music
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:36pm TDK60:

Oh, Thanks Fabio for playing Tim Buckley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:37pm Marcel M:

Before Mr. Pigeon arrives and throws caution to the wind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:38pm Cliff:

Dean, catching up on your comments, will check out Richard Meltzer DJing, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@coel: I'll be brutally frank, if not @ all specific: Basically *all* FMU-Js impress me *mightily* w/ their knowledge & taste (which is the prime requirement) - but mic breaks & on-air skills & manner are a separate concern. The sort of thing that makes Rating them sound like a stunt to me...
My descriptive of Gaylord:
...All the FMU-Js impress w/ their knowledge & good taste in Music
...but perhaps of them all - Gaylord Fields most particularly represents the idea - & the actuality - of the DJ as Artist himself.
He obliterates any imagined contradiction of HighBrow vs. LowBrow in the most graceful & natural way. His level of being Informed of the range & specifics of Musics is this great. He has stated his method is spontaneous - so this must be so. He refers to Cinema & clearly often favors Soundtracks - & like a Director his segues & sequencing & flow create a kind of blanket of feelings & narrative that settles on the whole Program - & the listeners' moods...
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:39pm Dean:

So it goes with those Pacifica stations. I was in LA during the reign of Mark Chubb as GM. OMG, what a fucking mess. He wanted to turn the station into an ever so slightly barely edgier NPR, cancelled all the killer programming. Up here KPFA is having trouble, too. I do hope they can survive.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:39pm Marcel M:

River man! My favorite ND song
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:40pm glenn:

why it took thirty some years for nick drake to be "discovered" is beyond me.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:41pm geezerette:

RR63, totally agree with your opinion of Gaylord. Beautifully put.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:42pm Cliff:

I love all the WFMU DJs, and am not much into rating people in general. RevRabbit, great description of Gaylord Fields and what he does!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:42pm Marcel M:

I read that his contemporaries didn't like him cuz he wasn't all cliche folky like them, aka, too original. He was ahead of his time. Time had to catch up with him.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:43pm βrian:

I did see an article in the NYker about the Pirahã a while back. At least, I think that was it. Hmm.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:43pm geezerette:

Fabio is also lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:43pm Cliff:

Also I had fun last night calling in to Pseu Braun's show and irritatting both her and Nick the Bard because I couldn't get on the air on SSD to nominate some DJs, heheheh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@glenn: Like 'Pet Sounds' - I think the Musicians probably knew about Drake?...Shee-it, most of what FMU plays is Market Marginal & wrongly so. In other words...I don't know dammit.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:45pm SeanG:

Release the Pidge!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:47pm geezerette:

What a great invisible party this was!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:47pm Cliff:

βrian, I remember a lot of linguists at the time couldn't believe Everett's claims about Pirahã, can't recall the specifics at the moment but there were just so many things that went completely against what everyone thought was universally true of all languages.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:49pm Cliff:

One thing was their counting system was "one, two, many". That's it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...so many things have to line up for an Artist to get Exposed to the right Audience & end up getting Paid. Nick felt unheard Performing & gave that up. He knew he was great & would be recognized eventually. A songwriter whose band I was in had been Signed to Oasis' management in the day - but it didn't work out - & he was stuck in the contract! The Masters for his 2nd album sit in a room somewhere next to the Galaghers' - & he has zero access to them...
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:50pm mjgoins:

Anyone know what the crazy disco in the bed music was/is?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:50pm Cliff:

Who needs to count to three, right?
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:50pm Dean:

Re: Nick Drake: I really don't think he went "undiscovered" for that long. Trouser Press did a tribute back in January 1978.

@Cliff: The guy featured in this article is a buddy of mine: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2012/12/24/utopian-for-beginners

He's now posting his recordings of original progressive rock compositions sung in his made-up language on YouTube.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:52pm Honeybear:

My favorite thing about Gaylord is that he seems (or pretends) to have no style at all. (As in, delivery style -- no shtick or pretense whatsoever).
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:52pm glenn:

one, two many makes a lot of sense. your eye can reliably see and count up to three objects grouped together. after that, it's difficult.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:53pm Honeybear:

Not that I don't enjoy the shticks many DJs have. Just that Gaylord doesn't seem to need one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 5:53pm Guido from Cologne:

avantgarde and bacharach in one show :-)
... though comes in mind bacharach just found himself uncapable of being an atonal academic composer
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:53pm Cliff:

Oh cool, a conlanger! I did that a bit as an undergrad. I'll have to check that out Dean, thanks!
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:54pm Dean:

David Peterson is his vocalist!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:54pm glenn:

ha. no, that's harry dean anderson.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:55pm james:

Harry dean Anderson is who clay is talking about
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:55pm Summer and Michael:

"Inherent Vice" was great! Absolutely right - it was overlooked!
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:55pm Honeybear:

Fabio → Clay == best DJ segue ever.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:55pm βrian:

In Inherent Vice, I *loved* the reaction of Joaquin Phoenix's character to the photo of the child.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 5:55pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Haha—just regular Harry Anderson. I think you're conflating him and Richard Dean "MacGyver" Anderson
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:56pm Cliff:

glenn, we can actually go up to five or so without having to count. So claiming a language doesn't have words for 3, 4, 5 can be a little dubious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 5:56pm Greg from ZONE 5:

…and Harry Dean Stanton.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:57pm glenn:

moe norman is the greatest golfer ever.
Avatar Thu. 2/11/16 5:57pm βrian:

I don't follow golf. But Sam Snead? Who could forget a name like that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 5:58pm Polyus:

Oh real mature, Fabio.
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:59pm P-90:

Grazie mille, Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 5:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...oh look: I clicky☆ed everything...
  Thu. 2/11/16 5:59pm SeanG:

4 hour duel
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 6:00pm Cliff:

Thanks Fabio, good show today :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 6:00pm coelacanth:

Thanks Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 2/11/16 6:00pm Cliff:

And thanks for the conversation everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 2/11/16 6:03pm Bas NL:

Loved the show!
  Fri. 2/12/16 9:30pm mayah:

thanks Fabio
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