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Ridgewood Radio features live sets by adventurous bands and experimental musicians, recorded at clubs and galleries running along the L-train corridor through Brooklyn and Queens from Williamsburg to the Rockaways. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the blossoming Ridgewood neighborhood, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options November 1, 2017: Voices From Beyond

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Joe Meek, British record producer obsessed with the occult and the idea of "the other side".
He would set up tape machines in graveyards in a vain attempt to record voices from beyond the grave.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Richard Crooks  Ah! Sweet Mystery of LIfe   Options Golden Treasury of Immortal Singers  Conifer Limited  1987  From the 1910 operetta, "Naughty Marietta". Released as a single record in 1928. Written by Victor Herbert and Rida Johnson Young. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Recordings  2016  Ridgewood radio theme 
 
Music behind DJ:
Birds of the Rainforest 
Rainforest Reflections   Options Birds of the Rainforest  Allegro  2004  Music behind DJ 
Jaap Blonk  Live Set   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Intermedium  11/11/2001  From Holland, voice, electronics 
 
Lime Rickey  Live Set   Options Work series, curated by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore  H0L0  10/12/2017  Lime Rickey aka Leyya Mona Tawil: voice, electronics, movement 
 
Jeremy Young & Deanna Radford  Live Set   Options Fire Over Heaven at Outpost, curated by Che Chen  Outpost Artists Resources  10/19/2017  elelctronics, guitar, voice sound/poetry duo 
 
Electroputas  Live Set   Options Fire Over Heaven, curated by Che Chen  Outpost  8/17/17  Jaiko Suzuki (drums), Akio Mokuno (bass, voice), Joe Frivaldi (guitar) 
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:01pm fred:

Hello David, Ruth, and all
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:01pm weinstein:

Welcome, Fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:02pm doctorjazz:

Hi David and all!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:03pm weinstein:

And drjazz! And all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 3:07pm Webhamster Henry:

Yeah Classics!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 3:11pm northguineahills:

Jaapy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:12pm fred:

@Henry: I guess you're the one with glasses biking in the front row, not the one blow drying his beard (which is somewhat disappointing)
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:12pm mrwiggles:

first timer, how do I listen?
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:13pm weinstein:

Hit the pop-up tag!
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:14pm mrwiggles:

Jaap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:17pm fred:

I love Jaap Blonk. I don't get why Phil Minton is held in such higher esteem in my regular circle
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:17pm Friendly Ghost:

Hello Weinstein... and happy halloween to all
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:18pm weinstein:

Well, mrwiggles, i guess you found mrblonk. Welcome!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:19pm weinstein:

@Fred. Just a guess, but there is a bias against the "clowny" aspect of Dutch performance, which is undeniable, but often well integrated, as with Blonk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 3:20pm northguineahills:

I've never heard anyone prefer Phil over Jaap.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:20pm weinstein:

Ah, that Ghost again. Timely appearance. Well, a day late.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:21pm weinstein:

No, sorry Ghostie. Today is the actually All Hallow's day yes?
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:24pm Friendly Ghost:

will the real wikipedia entry please stand up
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:24pm Friendly Ghost:

David were you at this JB performance? Can you shed any additional light on what's happening?
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:26pm weinstein:

This fellow is extremely animated, body follow voice and vice versa. He is all over the place, like a rubber doll.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:29pm fred:

@David: there is probably some truth to that. I think Minton is often too predictable, though I saw great performances of him with Audrey Chen (I think she pushes/challenges him out of his comfort zone)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:38pm fred:

@ngh: Instants Chavirés regulars (and staff) overwhelmingly prefer Minton. I'm an outlier there
  Wed. 11/1/17 3:39pm Friendly Ghost:

Lime Rickey ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups gin 3/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 1/2 quarts chilled soda water Thin slices of lime
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:41pm steveo:

Hello David (& Ruth?). I'm here & happy to be listening.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:42pm weinstein:

We aim for happiness, steveo, with a touch of spice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 3:42pm Webhamster Henry:

@fred I'm the one waving the smallest rainbow flags. They were out of the big ones! (The perplexed may have to read to today's 100% Whatever playlist comments to know what I'm talking about)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:44pm fred:

I'll miss next week's show: Lea Bertucci is playing in Paris. I loved the show I saw last year, so I'm not going to miss that
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 3:47pm weinstein:

Cool. Say hello. Lea has played here several times at Outpost.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 3:56pm steveo:

Spice or spookiness? ... Next Wednesday I'm excited to be seeing Colleen in Brooklyn. I'll still be here for Ridgewood, though, because time zones.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:01pm weinstein:

You mean time zones between Brooklyn and Queens? Or because we move clocks this week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:04pm steveo:

Oh, um, I just mean because I'm not in France and you're not on at 8pm in nyc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:14pm northguineahills:

I know Lea, although I haven't seen her in almost two years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:14pm steveo:

That'd be funny if Queens was a different time zone; the guy in the bodega on Wyckoff who claimed the border goes through the center of his store might become confused, however.

Wish I had been out there for this performance... Hoping to attend some of Ende Tymes.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:16pm weinstein:

Yes! End Tymes is here at Outpost Nov. 10-13 and we will record! But come!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:16pm northguineahills:

Yes, the border does go through right at Wycoff for a few blocks.
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:17pm Friendly Ghost:

speaking of time zones, RIP Muhal Richard Abrams. When DW and I interviewed him at the Clocktower, if I remember correctly, he said:

"There is time and then there is no-time. Which are you asking about specifically?"
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:18pm weinstein:

Ohhhh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:21pm fred:

I usually dislike performances involving words, but I like this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:21pm northguineahills:

Whaaaat!, not Muhal Richard Abrams!!!!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:26pm weinstein:

Fred, I understand. And this was strong, and smart, and Ruth really liked it.
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:30pm Friendly Ghost:

i loved that piece!!
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:32pm mrwiggles:

Thanks all (Jeremy here in secret), Deanna really rode the tide that night, the performance felt super organic and we had a great time!
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:32pm mrwiggles:

Thanks David for posting and Ruth and Che for hosting! :)
-greetz from Montreal.
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:34pm mrwiggles:

(*and yeah, such a shame about Muhal) -> when I used to work for Patricia & William Parker to make the Vision Festival happen between 2009-2011 we gave Muhal a Lifetime Achievement award, and he played one of the most incredibly powerful / intimate yet grand, solo performances I've ever seen.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:35pm weinstein:

Ah, the pieces come together. Well, we enjoyed the duo too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:39pm coelacanth∅:

greetings David and people, others
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:40pm weinstein:

Return of the Coela!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:42pm northguineahills:

@coel: What, you're not going to include me w/ your salutation? ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:42pm coelacanth∅:

rest in peace Mr.Abrams.

...Far Out this electroputas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:43pm coelacanth∅:

ngh - i said "others"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:43pm fred:

@ngh: I can understand that you no longer feel like "people" includes you now that you're in Florida, but he greeted "others" too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:46pm fred:

@coel: oops, sorry
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:51pm weinstein:

Just because Friendly Ghost mentioned it and it is, I think, a unique interview (with music!) here is Jake Nussbaum and me attempting to wrangle Muhal, George Lewis, and Roscoe M: clocktower.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:53pm northguineahills:

am I others? I'm more of exo-others.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:55pm northguineahills:

I was afraid clocktower.org was a Jehovah's Witnesses site, but then I remember their magazine is the watchtower.
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza):

Celebrate! It's: Your Turn to Be Happy, coming up in a few minutes here on the Drummer stream. Come along and do say hello! wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:56pm steveo:

thanks for the show today! say something ruth!
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:56pm Friendly Ghost:

Hehe... Another great show, THanks so much David and Outpost artist resources. send Mia and Ruth my best
  Wed. 11/1/17 4:56pm Friendly Ghost:

Ruth, in the part of a friendly ghost herself
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:57pm doctorjazz:

Thanks!
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza):

Listen to these birds!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/1/17 4:58pm fred:

Thanks David! I'll try to say hello to Lea Bertucci, but I'm only a customer there, I probably won't be allowed access
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/1/17 4:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks David
Avatar Wed. 11/1/17 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza):

Bye David! (wfmu.org...)
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