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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, 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 May 22, 2019: Double Gravity

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Album art from Fred Frith's Gravity

Gravity is Fred Frith’s prescient and arguably delicious 1980 album
that marked the inevitable coalescence of the downtown improv and noise scenes
toward bands and genres. This show celebrates the original song cycle
and a 2013 live re-construction.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Jimmy Pallister  Jimmy Allen/The Girl With The Blue Dress On   Options Morpeth Rant - Northumbrian Country Music  Topic  1975  Fiddle player and blacksmith from Northumberland, England. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme https://lovesupportunite.org 
 
Music behind DJ:
David W 
Floating   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2019  Falling 
Fred Frith  Gravity (Side A Concert Recording)   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Archive  20 Sept 2013  Fred Frith, guitar/electric bass, with Marie Abe, accordion; Myles Boisen, sound; Jordan Glenn, drums; Kaethe Hostetter, violin; Kasey Knudsen, alto sax; Dominique Leone, keyboards; Ava Mendoza, guitar; Lisa Mezzacappa, bass; Aaron Novik, clarinet/bass clarinet; William Winant, percussion; Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), sampling. 
Fred Frith  Gravity (Side B Concert Recording)   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Archive  20 Sept 2013  A faithful reenactment of the seminal album by the composer/guitarist/violinist/producer/educator/explorer. 
Fred Frith  Gravity Suite   Options Gravity Side A  Ralph Records  1980  Emerging from Henry Cow, Art Bears, and the London free improv scene, this album surprised everyone for its embrace of traditional song forms and polished studio production. 
Fred Frith  Gravity Suite   Options Gravity Side B  Ralph Records  1980  Dave Newhouse – Alto Saxophone, Organ; Marc Hollander – Alto Saxophone, Clarinet; Billy Swann  –  Bass; Fred Frith – Bass, Guitar, Violin, Drums, Keyboards; Hans Bruniusson, Paul Sears  – Drums; Chris Cutler – percussion; Eino Haapala – Guitar, Mandolin; Lars Hollmer – Piano, Organ, Accordion; Tom Scott – Soprano Saxophone; Frank Wuyts – Recorder; Handclaps with Catherine Jauniaux, Denis Van Hecke, Etienne Conod, Michel Berckmans, Olivia Bruynhooghe, Tina Curran, Veronique Vincent; and with Aqsak Maboul, voice. 
Fred Frith  Killing Time   Options Roulette Series  Roulette Archive  20 Sept 2013  Title tune from the album released by Massacre, formed in 1980 with Frith, bassist Bill Laswell, and drummer Fred Maher. 
The Mamas & The Papas  Dancing in the Street   Options The Mamas & The Papas Featuring Mama Cass  RCA  1966  Written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson, and Ivy Jo Hunter, popularized in 1964 by Martha and the Vandellas. 

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/22/19 3:03pm chresti:

Hello! on my way home!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:05pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, the OAR cadre. Double the gravity, double the rainbows.
.
Ears wide open, eyes wide shut.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:07pm Schell:

More from the vaunted London-Oakland axis.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:08pm david w:

Heya, chresti and Sem and Schell.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:15pm david w:

When chresti gets home we can peel Sem's eyes open and take a lesson from Prof. Schell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:16pm Webhamster Henry:

Hello Ridgewood!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:17pm david w:

Hello Henster! Double time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:19pm Webhamster Henry:

It's not particularly relevant to today's show, but I'd just like to mention I was part of the Pauline Oliveros tribute here in Kingston last Sunday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:20pm doctorjazz:

That Frith was really cool, as is this next track (still Frith?)!
Hi folks!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:22pm david w:

He djazz, all Frith today, from one song cycle.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:23pm david w:

@Henry, I imagine Pauline was quite present.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:24pm doctorjazz:

Love it! Nothing like progressive accordion music (receipt maybe progressive tuba music). So much Eastern Europe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:32pm Webhamster Henry:

@David "Still Listening"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:34pm steveo:

sorry i'm late, sounding great
  Wed. 5/22/19 3:34pm Gail Vachon:

Arguably delicious.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:36pm david w:

Oh, Gail. You read that somewhere. And steveo! This is an apology free zone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:38pm steveo:

in that case, I'm sorry that i apologized . . . before i forget, i went to the whitney biennial and there's a violin video piece by laura ortman whose work you introduced to me here earlier this year. (i liked it a lot)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:38pm Stanley:

Honk honk tooooot!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:39pm david w:

steveo is always thoughtful, and Stanley so serious...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:41pm chresti:

Hi again. Home!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:43pm david w:

Do you think of Martha & the Vandellas or Mamas & Papas? Or?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 3:43pm steveo:

van halen?
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 3:47pm david w:

Yep. And chresti's back so we can dance now.
  Wed. 5/22/19 3:57pm Gail Vachon:

And I am a sucker for shmaltz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:09pm Webhamster Henry:

This is a fun show today: "compare and contrast".
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:11pm david w:

Also curious that 24 years later and after all the history, Frith was still interested in this material.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:12pm david w:

Oops 34 years later1
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:13pm Schell:

Frith was in Seattle most recently in December, with his trio (Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn).
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:14pm Schell:

But you know who else was in town a couple weeks ago? Who used to play avant-rock in a band very similar to Henry Cow (even sharing a drummer therewith)?
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:19pm david w:

I'm guessing Goebbels, but you may have tipped your hand...
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:19pm Schell:

This tune in 11-beat could come straight out of 70s Zappa.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:20pm david w:

And the guitar tone too.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:20pm Schell:

You're right David. Will have a review of that in a couple weeks. Goebbels is great, one of the very few who manages to do the vernacular music/orchestral modernism coupling without being cringeworthy or pretentious.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:21pm Schell:

Guess it's not consistently in 11, this passage sounds like 7+8 alternating with 12.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:22pm Schell:

Which reminds of Partch's Bewitched, and we recently had the premiere of the original version of that over at UW. We do get the occasional highlight out here in this otherwise frustratingly provincial town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:35pm steveo:

this time i think of fred frith...
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:36pm david w:

Rather than last time when you were thinking of dumplings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:37pm steveo:

no, but I did have dumplings for lunch (i'm not lying)
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:53pm david w:

Getting ready to say goodbye, so thanks all!
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:54pm Schell:

Thanks David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:55pm steveo:

that was / this is fun; thanks david & ruth, see you next week .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:55pm Stanley:

David, I've enjoyed this show immensely. A pleasure to hear such a talented composer/musician showcased the way you have. Sweet music indeed, many thanks.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:56pm david w:

You all all very kind, thanks from everybody here.
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:56pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

"We Continue to Approach..."
A sound collage favorite, up next on this stream! Come hither and hello:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 4:57pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

(thanks, david!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 4:58pm chresti:

Thanks David!
  Wed. 5/22/19 4:59pm Gail Vachon:

Great show. Everybody now please call your congressperson and tell them to support impeachment now. (Sorry if this is inappropriate here)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/22/19 5:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice show! Dancing in the street over there in Ridgewood?
Avatar Wed. 5/22/19 5:00pm david w:

Gail, Ruth agrees (don't we all!)
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