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Options September 19, 2018: Largely Mellow, Somewhat Acoustic. Marginally British with Just a Hint of LSD

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format
Funky16Corners  Testify! Intro   Options Best of Funky16Corners Volume One  Funky16Corners  2017  MP3 
Bob Dylan  She Belongs To Me   Options Bringing It All Back Home  Columbia  1965  LP 
Bob Dylan  Love Minus Zero/No Limit   Options Bringing It All Back Home  Columbia  1965  LP 
Bob Dylan  Gates of Eden   Options Bringing It All Back Home  Columbia  1965  LP 
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band  Postcard   Options I Am the Urban Spaceman  Imperial  1968  LP 
Jethro Tull  Look Into the Sun   Options Stand Up  Island  1969  LP 
Van Morrison  Cypress Avenue   Options Astral Weeks  Warner Brothers  1968  LP 
Van Morrison  Madame George   Options Astral Weeks  Warner Brothers  1968  LP 
Richard and Linda Thompson  The Dark End of the Street   Options Guitar/Vocal  Island  1974  LP 
Richard and Linda Thompson  A Heart Needs a Home   Options Guitar/Vocal  Island  1974  LP 
Gram Parsons  $1,000 Wedding   Options Grievous Angel  Reprise  1974  LP 
Mike Manieri  It' All Becoming Clear Now   Options Journey Through an Electric Tube  SS  1968  LP 
Miles Davis  Shh/Peaceful   Options In a Silent Way  Columbia  1969  LP 
Love  You Set the Scene   Options Forever Changes  Elektra  1967  LP 
Left Banke  Shadows Breaking Over My Head   Options Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina  Smash  1967  LP 
The Yardbirds  Still I'm Sad   Options 45RPM Single  Epic  1966  45 
Al Stewart  Turn Into Earth   Options 45RPM Single  Decca  1966  45 
Spirit  Girl In Your Eye   Options Spirit  Ode  1968  LP 
Spirit  The Great Canyon Fire In General   Options Spirit  Ode  1968  LP 
Tintern Abbey  Beeside   Options The Great British Psychedelic Trip  Deram  1967  45 
Virgin Sleep  Love   Options 45RPM Single  Deram  1967  45 
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor)   Options 45RPM Single  Like  1966  45 

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:01pm Gary:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:02pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:03pm coelacanth∅:

hey Larry i'm ready for my microdose
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

Hey C!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:04pm Funky16Corners:

This Grogan Moonlight stuff comes on slow and mellow. You'll be floating before you know it.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:05pm Erica:

Here I am.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:05pm Little Danny:

Hey there all
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:05pm Funky16Corners:

Hi Erica! Danny!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:07pm chresti:

Hello !
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:07pm doctorjazz:

Dylan on the cuap of going electric! Great stuff!
Hi all!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:07pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Chresti!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:08pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Doc!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:12pm Franco Twinkie:

All Bob all the time. Let's go!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:16pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:16pm geezerette:

Nice mix! I'll have a double with a twist please!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:17pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:18pm Webhamster Henry:

I love the Bonzos.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:18pm Parq:

Just a little -- wait -- a little -- right -- ther -- SHIT, OW! Sorry, I'm trying to get my strobe candle lit.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Henry! Me too. I think they're deeper, and not quite as jokey as their rep
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:19pm Funky16Corners:

Hey Parq! Concentrate REALLY hard on the flame.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:20pm Erica:

Just make sure you keep the flame away from you though Parq.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:20pm Webhamster Henry:

Viv Stanshall could not be contained.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:21pm Funky16Corners:

He was the very spirit of extra dry humor
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:23pm Franco Twinkie:

This album was under the Christmas tree in 1969 along with Elephant Mountain by the Youngbloods and Four Sail By Love.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:24pm Funky16Corners:

Santa is a righteous dude.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:24pm coelacanth∅:

that was a merry christmas
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:24pm Franco Twinkie:

So is my mom.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:26pm doctorjazz:

Love Richard Davis' bass playing on Astral Weeks...great stuff!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:27pm geezerette:

Sounds from an inoccent era...or just more organically hedonist...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:28pm coelacanth∅:

i' regularly having 5->25 second cut-outs of silence here. anyone else?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:28pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - Yes, Connie Kay (who I was lucky enough to see once) on drums
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:29pm coelacanth∅:

heh Van didn't gain any innocence since them!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:29pm Funky16Corners:

@C - I think there might be a problem with the feed at WFMU. It ws happening through the end of Gary's show and I'm not seeing a disconnect on my end
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:29pm geezerette:

All good here Coel.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:29pm doctorjazz:

No issues here. Coel-using the home page connection.
Connie Kay was great in his understated way-heard him with MJQ back in the day.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

I'll report it to the proper authorities in the AM. Either way, my recording that goes into the archive will be uninterrupted
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:30pm northguineahills:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:30pm Funky16Corners:

Hey NGH!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:31pm coelacanth∅:

okay Thanks friends for input. it happens here much more than it happens at my house. it's probably these people's internet set-up.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:32pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - I never got to see the MJQ, but I did get to see Kay and Milt Jackson in separate free concerts at our local library when I was in my teens and twenties. Milt was shocked when I (who looked like a long-haired biker) brought up a 10" MJQ record for his autograph
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:35pm geezerette:

Funny story. :)
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:36pm Funky16Corners:

I think I was the youngest person in the room by 15 or 20 years
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:37pm Franco Twinkie:

I know these song are probably about Ireland, but this album always reminds be of the streets around Warner Bros. in Burbank.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

I think the best music always reminds you of where you first loved it
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:38pm Franco Twinkie:

True that.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:38pm Funky16Corners:

Or who you first loved it with...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:40pm geezerette:

@Franco, one of my favorite places, that little area.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:42pm Franco Twinkie:

Me too Geez, I usta work on the Warners lot...A lot!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:43pm doctorjazz:

Wow, think I have this album filed, but don't remember the Richard and Linda cover, cool!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:43pm Parq:

This may be connected to Coales's problem, or not, but I keep losing volume. I've turned my player up three times since this show started, and here it is at whisper level again.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:44pm Funky16Corners:

Still getting consistent readings on this end. I will investigate.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:44pm Funky16Corners:

Anyone else experiencing volume issues?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:44pm geezerette:

@Larry,where,when and who. Music is magic.

@Franco, I worked at Disney..Funny.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:45pm Parq:

Franco T, that's how it is with a really evocative piece of work. No matter what the originator had in mind, you're just *sure* it's about your own long-past experiences.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:45pm Erica:

It's fine on my end.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:45pm Funky16Corners:

@Geezerette - Indeed it is.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:45pm Parq:

It's probably my own player, then. Carry on.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:46pm geezerette:

Totally consistent here.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:46pm Franco Twinkie:

Parq, you are a perceptive one indeed.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:47pm doctorjazz:

Richard and Linda (together and separately) up there with my faves of all time, just loving this.
No volume issues using home page player.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:47pm Funky16Corners:

I think aside from a few Fairport tunes, the Richard/Linda stuff is my favorite of the Thompson catalog.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:50pm geezerette:

@Larry, I agree. He's depressing to me on his own.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:51pm Funky16Corners:

Yes, he needs someone to moderate his darkness
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:52pm doctorjazz:

The Richard/Linda stuff is indeed great stuff, but love the solo albums as well (darkness doesn't bother me, kinda like Richard's gloom and doom). Seen him many times in concert, solo and with bands, man, can he play that geetar!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 10:53pm Funky16Corners:

He is - along with Stevie Ray Vaughn - the best guitarist I've ever seen in person
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:04pm doctorjazz:

Ah, Miles, his breakout/cusp electric album as well...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:04pm Little Danny:

This Miles!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:05pm Funky16Corners:

@Doc - Lots of 'cusp'/transition in tonight's show
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:06pm Funky16Corners:

If you can still find it, the Complete In A Silent Way box set is amazing.
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:07pm Dean:

Got IASW complete. What I'm looking for is the Plugged Nickel stuff.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:08pm geezerette:

Smiles for Miles.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:09pm doctorjazz:

I second the In A Silent Way Box.
This music just floats...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:11pm Funky16Corners:

The one I have to go back and dig into is the Complete Miles Davis/Gil Evans set. Lots of outtakes that I haven't given proper attention
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:12pm geezerette:

Cicely Tyson is 93 !
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:13pm Erica:

A nice peaceful vibe from this jazz set.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:13pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Erica!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:16pm Funky16Corners:

Teo Macero is really the uncredited band member on these sessions.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:17pm geezerette:

As beautiful as his ballads.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:17pm Little Danny:

Killer show thusfar Larry, very hip late '60s FM radio vibes
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:18pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Danny! It is that very vibe that I am always chasing.
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:18pm Dean:

Jethro Parsons, Miles Thompson, Van Davis, Mike Dylan, Linda Doo Dah...a roster of celebrity!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:18pm northguineahills:

In a silent way is a fave of mine!
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:18pm Dean:

Oh, oh, oh! Bob Tull!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:24pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes LD. Up late on a school night hypnotized by the green light on the FM tuner.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:25pm northguineahills:

Yes, I have the box set!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:26pm coelacanth:

i Love Love
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:26pm Funky16Corners:

Me too, C. This is by any measure my favorite album.
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:27pm Dean:

Artists who covered huge swaths of ground: Beethoven, Bach, Telemann. Even Copland ran a gamut. Schoenberg!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:27pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - remember the light of the dial on the tuner as it came to life. Sometimes the only light in the room.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:29pm Funky16Corners:

@Dean - Agreed, I was thinking more of artists in the (more) popular realm, but yeah, the set of beethoven's symphonies is quite a journey from end to end
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:29pm Franco Twinkie:

One night I ran into Johnny Echols and the only thing I could think of to say to this great man was that his guitar on Forever Changes would haunt me till the day I die.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:30pm doctorjazz:

Ornette Coleman covered quite a bit of ground in his corner of the music world, sort of analagous to Miles in a way...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:30pm coelacanth:

that probably was enough,Franco
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:31pm Funky16Corners:

I think Ornette is too inscrutable for most people, t least casual listeners, where Miles pokes through into the greater zeitgeist a bunch of times. But yeah, I could listen to the first few Atlantic Coleman albums on a loop for a week.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:31pm Franco Twinkie:

Ornette Coleman was Johnny Echols next door neighbor when he was a kid.
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:32pm Dean:

Indeed, symphonies. I was thinking of piano sonatas and string quartets, too.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:34pm Webhamster Henry:

Got any psych-folk in this set?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:34pm Erica:

The Left Banke's first LP was the best, as it was catch baroque pop. The 2nd album, however the band took a different direction both vocally and in terms of the genre and it wasn't as good.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:35pm Erica:

catchy baroque pop.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:35pm Webhamster Henry:

I have a phone message from Teo Macero, but it's not very interesting.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:35pm Funky16Corners:

@Henry - Not really, though the next track is psych/folk adjacent
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:36pm Funky16Corners:

@Erica - I love the first Left Banke. So many great songs
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:36pm Erica:

I agree Larry. I just wish they didn't change directions for the second album.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:37pm coelacanth∅:

in "contemporary" music, Ray Davies; Brian Eno; maybe Brian Wilson...though i didn't actually hear the mic break so maybe i'm misunderstanding the subject!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:37pm Webhamster Henry:

I'm a kind of Incredible String Band fan, that's all.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:37pm Franco Twinkie:

Love played with the Yardbirds and Moby Grape at the Santa Monica Civic...can you imagine!?!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:39pm Funky16Corners:

@C - I think what I was trying to get at was Davis spanning so many movements within his style. I can't think of anyone in rock that went through as many changes that were all that good.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:40pm Funky16Corners:

@Franco - That bill would have blown my mind
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:40pm Erica:

Never heard this Al Stewart song before. I'm used to his 70s soft rock stuff.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:41pm Webhamster Henry:

Every psych song contains the words "my mind".
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:41pm Funky16Corners:

He came up like Cat Stevens, with a little bit of mod/psychedelia before settling into The Year of the Cat
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:41pm Franco Twinkie:

Spirit played with Love at the same place.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:42pm Funky16Corners:

@Henry - As it should
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:42pm coelacanth∅:

ah - i thought you'd referred to stylistic changes/explorations within the artist's career. (that often worked!)
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:44pm rw:

Good evening. I'm late, I know. But 15 min or so of psych is better than no psych at all!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:44pm Funky16Corners:

Hey rw!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:44pm Little Danny:

I had no idea Spirit sounded like this
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:45pm Franco Twinkie:

This our theme song out west.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:45pm Funky16Corners:

Danny - that first Spirit album is one of the best American albums of the late 60s
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:46pm Dean:

And of course "Stairway to Heaven."
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:48pm Funky16Corners:

The trippiest song ever written about a beehive.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:48pm Erica:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:48pm coelacanth∅:

are we listing the most undeservedly popular songs of all time now?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:49pm Funky16Corners:

I think Dean might have been referring to the fact that the opening of Stairway was stolen from Spirit
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:50pm Franco Twinkie:

Get this Dean, Spirit opened for Zep at the Anaheim convention center, A building that I swear to god looks like a flying saucer!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:51pm Franco Twinkie:

An English Love?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:52pm coelacanth∅:

oh yes i've read that. despite all the thievery that led zeppelin did (& still does, in royalty terms) the spirit theft is pretty subtle.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:54pm chresti:

the Engish Sleeping Virgins
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:55pm Franco Twinkie:

Chresti and I saw Arthur Lee do all of Forever Changes with the whole orchestra treatment at UCLA.
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:55pm Dean:

LZ were vindicated in court!

I've been to Anaheim Convention Center for at least a couple shows, one ELO with Steve Hillage opening, another with Savoy Brown, still another with...I'm stretching here...ELO with Little Feat opening.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:55pm doctorjazz:

It's basically a chord progression, the Beatles used it on Something, goes back to Billie Holiday, not sure that counts as stealing...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:55pm geezerette:

I love psychedelic rock/jazz, but it makes me laugh to remember how profound it seemed when I first encountered it. Brings an extra layer of sweetness to it.

Thanks,Larry. Splendid.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:56pm Little Danny:

haha you were probably thinking of "curated"
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:56pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, Larry!
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:56pm Dean:

Agreed, @doctorjazz. I mean, Haydn, Mozart...
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:57pm chresti:

Thanks Larry!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:57pm Franco Twinkie:

I was going to make a pizza run tonight, but you had me glued to the screen Larry!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:57pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks everyone!
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:58pm Dean:

Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:58pm Little Danny:

Thanks Larry
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:58pm coelacanth∅:

Dean, vindicated by the same asshole judges who awarded jagger & richards writing credits for bittersweet symphony?!
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:58pm Funky16Corners:

Thanks Danny!
  Wed. 9/19/18 11:58pm Dean:

"Asshole judges"? Really? Can you get more redundant?
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:59pm coelacanth∅:

haha Dean!

Thanks Larry!
g'night y'all.
Avatar Wed. 9/19/18 11:59pm Erica:

Well another show is over. See y'all next time.
Avatar Thu. 9/20/18 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Nite C! Nite Erica!
  Thu. 9/20/18 12:00am rw:

Thanks F16C! Good night everyone!
Avatar Thu. 9/20/18 12:00am Funky16Corners:

Nite rw!
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