Options Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Playlist from January 4, 2018 Options

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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 January 4, 2018: Alexander Hacke Visits, chats, plays records: Theme: Berlin/New York

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
James Last  Mr. Giant Man   Options Voodoo Party  0:00:00 ()
Die Haut & Nick Cave  I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In   Options Headless Body in Topless Bar  0:08:53 ()
hackedepicciotto  Jericho   Options Menetekel  0:12:39 ()
Einsturzende Neubauten  Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind   Options Lament  0:15:38 ()
Danielle de Picciotto  Per Aspera Ad Astra   Options Tacoma  0:19:05 ()
SAFI  Golem "10+22" Alexander Hacke Remix   Options Golem Vs. Janus Remixes  0:25:11 ()
Alexander von Borsig  Hiroshima   Options Berlin Super 80 - Music & Film Underground West Berlin 1978 - 1984 (V/A)  0:50:16 ()
DIN A Testbild  Summer of the Bourgeoisie   Options German Punk and Wave 1978 -1984  0:56:09 ()
DAF  Kebab Traume   Options NDW Aus Grauen Städte Mauern 1977-85 Teil 4  0:58:25 ()
Boris Policeband  Tow Away   Options New York Noise Vol 3  1:02:58 ()
Alan Vega  Prayer   Options It  1:04:01 ()
Die Tödliche Doris  Wie Still es im Wald Ist   Options Pantoffeltieramobe  1:47:06 ()
The Birthday Party   Kathy's Kisses   Options Prayers on Fire  1:48:15 ()
Die Haut & Lydia Lunch  Der Karibsche Western   Options Der Karibsche Western  1:51:25 ()
Mars  Helen Forsdale   Options No New York  1:55:34 ()
Swans  Weakling   Options Filth  2:00:11 ()
Einsturzende Neubauten  Falschgeld   Options Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.  2:05:15 ()
Einsturzende Neubauten  Styropor   Options Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T.  2:07:02 ()
Danielle de Picciotto  Desert Fruit   Options Monika Werkstatt  2:31:51 ()
Lotte Lenya  Moritat Von Mackie Messer   Options Lotte Lenya Sings Kurt Weill  2:37:03 ()
David Bowie  Heroes/Helden   Options Christian F. OST  2:39:39 ()
Alexander Hacke   Irrlicht   Options   2:44:59 ()
hackedepicciotto  The Long Way Home   Options Menetekel  2:51:07 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/4/18 3:04pm khd:

wie geht’s?
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:05pm brainiac:

Failure level = MAXIMUM
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:06pm dale:

hello fabio and esteemed guests. starting with nick cave is always good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:06pm Rich in Washington:

I love these guys. Was just thinking about BoB the other day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

It's 2018, ladies and gentlemen. Start your failure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:08pm BronwynB:

hey fabio and everyone!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:09pm V Priceless:

Heya Fabio! Happy New Year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:10pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Fabio and all
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:10pm Hacke:

Howdy Y'all, Happy New Year!
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:11pm SeanG:

  Thu. 1/4/18 3:11pm sick girl:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:12pm Michael 98145:

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:13pm Ricky:

Hi all. I've been looking forward to this all day.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:13pm βrian:

Ominousness is ascendant, yo.
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:13pm brainiac:

"Who used the last of the poppers?"
― Truman Capote

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:15pm common:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:18pm Hacke:

"Käse schliesst den Magen."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:18pm redkayak:

Happy 2018 everyone :)
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:19pm dale:

an odd - and nice - take on where have all the flowers gone
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:21pm Polyus:

Clay is coming in just to visit with Alex, right?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:22pm βrian:

"Ad luna, Alice! Ad luna!"
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:23pm SeanG:

"once you have given up the ghost everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:28pm Threemoons:

THANK YOU so much for playing Danielle de Picciotto! Lovely lady, talented musician and artist! Brag point: I was on their Xmas card list for a while...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:29pm Michael 98145:

great start ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:30pm Carmichael:

Heya Fabs and peeps.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:32pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Wer hat Karottenkuchen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:34pm common:

it is just a snow storm. and yay for this!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:34pm dale:

"STINKING SNOWSTORM 2018" doesn't look that impressive on the day-long news coverage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:35pm Michael 98145:

  Thu. 1/4/18 3:39pm SeanG:

cheese rounds off a meal nicely
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 3:42pm Michael 98145:

SAFI video - www.youtube.com...
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:44pm sick girl:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 3:44pm Carmichael:

I was hoping to see a photo of Ken on his bicycle during this latest storm.
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:47pm sick girl:

Heard there is a documentary coming out about the Hansa studio - do you know anything about thath & can you speak about that?
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:50pm SeanG:

hahaha! good one carm
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:52pm frenchee:

I love the witty multilingual repartee between Fabio and the German lads
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:52pm dale:

this has a dirty clown feel.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:53pm Hacke:

Ok, we'll talk about the Hansa docu...
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:55pm dale:

@ sick girl. glad you didn't venture out and become sicker girl.
  Thu. 1/4/18 3:55pm Van Fleet:

A reason to join a flying circus.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 3:58pm dale:

trailer for doc here:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:02pm dale:

is that alexander in the toilet stall on that ^
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:06pm geezerette:

en.wikipedia.org... wondering if Hansa Studio named after Hansa
Gallery on 10th St. in NYC from 1952-59 ?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:06pm geezerette:

...knowing how those musicians dug visual art...
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:12pm Hacke:

Yes, me.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 4:13pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hadn't heard that Vega before. Lovely stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 4:14pm joe mulligan:

what a great song by Alan Vega. I didn't catch on to him until recent years, but I did smash a lot of furniture in my dorm room to Fünf auf der nach oben offenen Richterskala back in the late 80s!!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:16pm northguineahills:

23 minutes in Brussels
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:18pm dale:

'boris policeband' is a GREAT name.
  Thu. 1/4/18 4:18pm sick girl:

thank you Dale
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:19pm northguineahills:

What everyone else said about Alan Vega!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:23pm Cecile:

What is your theme today?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:24pm dale:

ny/berlin cross influences
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:25pm Cecile:

Would Klaus Nomi count?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:25pm dale:

hour and 35 minutes to find out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 4:27pm Bas NL:

Loving all this! ;D Hello all; have a great 2018!
  Thu. 1/4/18 4:33pm sick girl:

I saw David Bowie in Berlin in the 80ies in the Club Jungle
  Thu. 1/4/18 4:35pm Krautrocker:

Do either of you like Test Department?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:35pm dale:

wonder what alexander thinks of the wagnerian krautrock of stuff like novalis or the electronica of klaus schulze
  Thu. 1/4/18 4:36pm sick girl:

yay! tödliche Doris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 4:38pm George of Troy:

"Deadly Doris" is also a Can song.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:42pm Cecile:

I know about the Goethe Institute! I use some of their apps.
  Thu. 1/4/18 4:44pm sick girl:

Wolfgang Müller also does great panels on islandic elves with slide shows :) He has also written books on them and he is a ornithologist!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:44pm dale:

deaf mute transexuals don't tell tales.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 4:45pm Bas NL:

Thanks Hacke!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:46pm dale:

i always thought trolls were tiny but the icelandic film trollhunter showed them to be giants.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:48pm Cecile:

hey, does Alexander know about Harte 10?
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:49pm Cecile:

yay, Birthday Party!
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 4:51pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

here in DC: I thought the Goethe Inst. had left us forever, but had moved location. Priced out by gentrification in chinatown? .. looks like they still host events, at least..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 4:56pm Michael 98145:

some great stuff today
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 4:57pm Carmichael:

Clicky star this bad boy!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 4:57pm Cecile:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:00pm common:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:01pm northguineahills:

What Carmichael did....
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:02pm Cecile:

These guys are hilarious!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:06pm Satry-icon:

In a dark/dry humor.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:07pm Clay:

Ask Alex about the Styx song he likes. Seriously! Loving the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:07pm Threemoons:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:09pm Cecile:

These tracks, I love! My first Neubaten longplayer.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:09pm Cecile:

I am honored to have seen them three times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:10pm Michael 98145:

failure to Einsturz
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Patient O.T. was my first Neubauten LP... got it when it first came out, was 15 years old... probably the perfect age for that level of brain-stretching.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:11pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

will always be the favorite for that reason..
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:11pm Cecile:

Do you have Dustiges Tier?
I love that piece, also.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:11pm glenn:

be vewwy, vewwy quiet. we're hunting wabbiys.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:11pm glenn:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:11pm Cecile:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:12pm uuee:

Fabio! And Howdy, gang. the snow is up to the windows. Acoustics change, 'cause the snow acts as a buffer, on the walls. We's buried, and the Bose is smokin', down here in the pines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:13pm Michael 98145:

bitcoin !@
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:14pm khd:

i like having alex there for the translations/pronounciation
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:14pm common:

the best way to go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:15pm Michael 98145:

better than alexa !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:16pm joe mulligan:

Rev Turnip you were ahead of the curve for that age! where were you as a teenager?
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:17pm Clay:

Hope you play something from the Perseverantia CD!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:19pm Dean:

What do people have against grey?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:26pm Ike:

Some kid next door to me really, really can't play the horn.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:27pm uuee:

Cecile, i still keep in touch with Annie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:31pm Michael 98145:

@Ike, start sampling !
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:31pm Cecile:

Which Annie?
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:31pm HChew:

YES absolutely digging the conversation, thanks
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:31pm uuee:

Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:32pm northguineahills:

Well, if no other djs can make it, you guys can dj all night, I'd definitely listen!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:32pm Eldon Tyrell:

“The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly, Fabio.”
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:33pm uuee:

From the old days.like on Irene's show, she moved, but always said to say hello to you.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:35pm Cecile:

Oh, that annie! Tell her hi. I'm managing to keep up with her on FB, so that is nice.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:35pm glenn:

my candle burns at both ends, it shall not last the night, but ah my friends and oh my foes, it casts a lovely light.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:36pm dale:

"Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did"

- elton john
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:36pm northguineahills:

@Rev Turnip: I wasn't even aware of music until the summer after my Sophomore year of HS when I was 16. That said, when I was 18 (a few weeks before graduation) and all of the kids in AP classes took a field trip to Disney World, I lowered the pH by quite a bit, and I noticed a kid w/ a Neubauten tattoo, even though I'd never listened to them at the time, and talked to the guy and his friends.
Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:36pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Joe Mulligan - That was early 1984 so it was either the Record & Tape Exchange in College Park, MD or Smash Records in Georgetown, DC... No idea why I remember that clearly..
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:37pm Clay:

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. Roy Batty
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:38pm Cecile:

Avatar 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:39pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@NGH: I was one of the lucky ones. Had access to an older relative with the freaky record collection, so a lot of that education came at age 11. Total immersion. Life-changing.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:39pm Clay:

David Hasselhoff can't be far behind!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:39pm Cecile:

You know, I'm told he isn't even that big in Germany. Just for one song a long time ago.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:40pm Clay:

  Thu. 1/4/18 5:41pm Freddy:

Neun und neunsich rot balloon!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:41pm sick girl:

love this song
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:42pm Voorman:

Kom gib mir diene hand!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:43pm northguineahills:

@Rev: I still feel it's weird that in my trippy mind, I was able to pronounce them correctly even though I don't remember reading about them just by seeing the tattoo, my subconsciousness must had recorded it from somewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:44pm Threemoons:

Aaaah, loving this Berlin-themed show and set. Makes me wish I had the $ to go back.
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:44pm northguineahills:

(I soon bought their recs, it made that much of an impression on me).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:44pm ἶkε:

And Jerry Lewis isn't that popular in France, except maybe among the really really old folks.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:45pm Gilbert Becaud:

In France, they love The Cure
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:46pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, Fabio!
(only just tuned in - must catch up on archives!)
& hello Alex! welcome to snowy Jersey City :)
please send salutations to Danielle for me - i love when you and Danielle visit with Fabio!!!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:47pm dale:

irrlicht? like the laus schulze album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:48pm Threemoons:

Yes special shout out Hello to Alex! Sorry the weather extra-blows today.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:48pm Boo:

Lobo is big in Vietnam!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:50pm glenn:

rolf harris is probably still popular somewhere.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:50pm Clay:

This song is incredible. Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:52pm joe mulligan:

Rev Turnip - that's clutch having access to someone to introduce you to outsider music. my older brother did that for me. college park and georgetown must have been fun back then!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:52pm dale:

maybe next year you can do a show with the theme of 'heino'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:52pm maestroso:

Oh man, Irrlicht was great!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:52pm Don - Ancient, Inc.:

The Hacke song was quite strong. Love to hear some background on that one.
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:53pm just_some_guy:

Gorgeous track, Mr. Hacke. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:54pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Fabio, Thanks Alex!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:54pm Hacke:

  Thu. 1/4/18 5:55pm khd:

thanks fabio and alexander - great show, i loved hearing all the history behind these tracks. make it back safe!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:55pm sick girl:

That was a great show! Wish it could go longer!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:55pm northguineahills:

danke Alex und Fabio!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:56pm Hacke:

Thank you all for listening and checking in!
  Thu. 1/4/18 5:56pm Clay:

Great show, guys! Get well soon, Danielle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:56pm Threemoons:

@Hacke Danke Sehr! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 1/4/18 5:58pm common:

thank you both so!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Thu. 1/4/18 5:58pm Bas NL:

Great show! Thanks for all the marvelous background info and hope to see you back on stage again soon Alexander!
Avatar Thu. 1/4/18 5:58pm slugluv1313:

LOVING "The Long Way Home"
thank you Fabio and Alex and YES!!! safe travels!!!
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