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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 June 5, 2019: Artifacts

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Concert performances where the little things speak the loudest,
by rhythm collector Marco Trevisani, expanded time magician Jane Rigler,
pulse wranglers Che Chen & Robbie Lee, and master sample masher Bob Ostertag.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Invisibl Skratch Piklz  Kenny G’s Perm   Options The 13th Floor  Alpha Pup Records  2016  After nearly 16 years apart, original members Qbert, Shortkut, and D-Styles made a new album. 
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:
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Happy Accidents   Options Ridgewood Radio Noise Library  Beautiful Drummer  2016  Best Laid Plans 
Marco Trevisani  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  12 Nov 1999  Illustrating the composer’s “polybeat” technique, for metronome, piano (prepared), real-time computer sound mixing, and signal processing. 
Jane Rigler  Concert Recording   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  22 Nov 2003  A site-specific work where the performers “play” the live environment. With Rigler, flute, voice, electronics; Jody Elff, deconstruction of sonic content with custom software; David Cossin, guitar, percussion, amplified feedback. 
Che Chen & Robbie Lee  Begin   Options Begin, And Continue!  Tele-Graph Harp  2008  From a limited edition vinyl, two multi-instrumentalists that embrace exotic tunings, obscure instruments, untethered improvisation, and infectious grooves. 
Bob Ostertag  w00t (concert recording)   Options Roulette Concert Series  Roulette Archive  27 March 2008  Composed entirely from fragments of music from computer games, Ostertag created custom software enabling live interaction with Quebecois filmmaker Pierre Hébert’s animation. Ostertag’s full version alongside his remarkable philosophy on music and social justice is at: https://bobostertag.bandcamp.com/album/w00t 
John Oswald  Public Enemy-Brown   Options Plunderphonics  Mystery Tape Laboratory  1989  With James Brown, Public Enemy, and Charlie Parker samples. From the notorious, acclaimed, and influential collection of appropriated material. 
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  When I Try, I’m Full   Options Ears  Western Vinyl  2016  Smith is an electronic music artist who composes using modular synthesizers. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 3:03pm chresti:

Hi Ridgewoods and David!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 3:04pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, Ridgewoodians!
  Wed. 6/5/19 3:05pm Schell:

Howdy all.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:06pm geezerette:

Hey, David & Ruth!
Fellow temporary citizens of Ridgewood!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:07pm geezerette:

H'lo L.James , Chresti...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:08pm david w:

Hello chresti and james and Prof. Schell and geez! Welcome...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:08pm Sem:

Hello, David, Ruth, the OAR hivemind, and all. Gonna have a 2 hour Turkish massage while listening. Don't mind any of the groans, that'll just be Kudret hitting all the right spots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 3:08pm coelacanth∅:

hey David and all
i see you're all geared up for the show
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:11pm david w:

Yes, coel we are ratcheting it up. And I think Sem will have a nice soundtrack for today's torture.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 3:12pm steveo:

hello & greetings; my ears are tantalized
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 3:13pm Webhamster Henry:

This is probably good massage music.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:13pm david w:

Tantalized! Thanks, steveo. Maybe that's the next show title.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:14pm david w:

Hi, Henry. We are definitely going to get into the deep tissue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 3:18pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:19pm david w:

djazz, accounted for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 3:21pm Stanley:

Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:22pm david w:

Stanley! Always with a finger on the button!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:33pm geezerette:

Sounds Japanese and Mayan to me. Everything you play brings up images.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:34pm geezerette:

. Referring to Rigler...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:34pm northguineahills:

Jane Rigler, new to me!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:37pm david w:

Gotcha, geez. Rigler, and everybody on this show, is a kind of sponge. Glad it resonates.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:47pm david w:

@ngh... Rigler keeps a pretty informative site up to date if you are curious.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:51pm northguineahills:

I knew a Che Chen, he ran Isolate Recs, and did IDM, and passed in 2006, so not the same artist.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 3:56pm northguineahills:

My brain isn't working, it was Wai Cheng, but went as Che.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:01pm david w:

Thanks, ngh. That was scary for 2 seconds. Because I saw Che Chen just a few weeks ago...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:01pm northguineahills:

Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:04pm northguineahills:

Quebecois, the only "French" I can evidently speak. (Used to promote Mutek, (electro-acoustic/techno fest) and would go there in Montreal for about 5 years. In Paris, people looked at me sideways at my French at spoke back to me in English.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 4:08pm listener james from westwood:

This Ostertag has me scrambling in my pockets for quarters!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:09pm geezerette:

Tex Avery goes electro!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:09pm david w:

I have found that if you at least tried to start a conversation in French in France, they'd go happily into English. But if you started out with "Do you speak English?" they'd throw shade or worse.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:10pm david w:

(laughing at/with james and geez)
  Wed. 6/5/19 4:12pm Michael A Schell:

Checking in with the Europeans, anyone here make it to Holland Festival and the production of Aus LICHT?
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:15pm northguineahills:

@james: quarters, most games these days are in dollars. Luckily, the local barcade rip-off only charges quarters for tokens... (they were actually sued over their name by the Philly/Brooklyn Barcade and had to change their name.)
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:17pm david w:

What, no Apple-Pay for video games?
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:22pm Sem:

Owww, wow.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:24pm david w:

No pain no gain.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:27pm geezerette:

Can't find the way out of this casino!!!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:27pm northguineahills:

Nah, they're going for the nostalgia factor (see Showbiz Pizza_
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:27pm geezerette:

The carpets are alive!!!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:28pm david w:

Oh, there's an exit strategy. Hang in there.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:29pm geezerette:

Stuck, staring at people glued to the slots...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:30pm geezerette:

Not sure we're still on earth...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:31pm geezerette:

Wow man, no drugs needed.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:31pm david w:

Remember this started out kinda cute.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:33pm northguineahills:

Damn, this is awesome! I needed this!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:33pm geezerette:

Whew! Again! :)
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:34pm david w:

17 more minutes he goes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 4:35pm steveo:

oh dang, busy with work --- will have to check the archive :)
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:38pm geezerette:

Yay! Fine now, watching Hari Krishnas hitting up the carpet cleaners. Oh look...they're building a new wing...
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:38pm david w:

But will..he...go..all...the...way (and bring it home)?
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:41pm geezerette:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 4:43pm chresti:

This is one violent pinball machine
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:44pm geezerette:

ouch! Damn Pachinko ball!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:45pm geezerette:

Chresti, bats!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:46pm david w:

And all for 2 bits (or is it 8 bits?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 4:46pm coelacanth∅:

coincidentally (though these "coincidences" are the norm) i saw a band on sunday that usually plays "speed metal" and similar (named "roargh", or "RRRRRÖÖÖÖÖÄÄÄÄÄRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!", after the album by voivod,"Rrröööaaarrr")
that played their whole set as video game music, wwe music and other mind-numbing soundtrack music
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:47pm northguineahills:

@geeze: I used to stand outside pachinko parlors in Japan, and watch and listen (it's entrancing), and that's when I was kid and not into music. (I was too young to go in).
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:48pm geezerette:

Sounds like fun!

David, definitely a bargain.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:48pm david w:

Everybody's personal histories are tumbling out. Interesting how that works.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:50pm geezerette:

NGH, I love the sound of Pachinko too. Might be an album somewhere that features it.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:52pm geezerette:

That was absolutely incredible!!!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:53pm geezerette:

Oh no! Time to go! Thanks David, Ruth, buddies!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:54pm david w:

Go dig into Ostertag. Deep on many levels.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 4:54pm chresti:

Bye geez!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:54pm northguineahills:

This is a classic!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:55pm david w:

As we wander off, or transition to Kenzo... many thanks all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 4:56pm Stanley:

Thank you, David
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:56pm Sem:

Man, oh man. Time for the cold plunge pool. Been, as always, a treasured two hours for my ears. Thank you all, with gratitude.
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:56pm david w:

Everybody into the pool!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:56pm northguineahills:

happy thanks, david!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 4:57pm Stanley:

Plunge, Sem, plunge
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 4:58pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Here it comes on Ken's Last Ever: "Great Green Wall"
(Dreamy+loopy, unusual&explorative, green!)
Come on over with from here to: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/5/19 4:58pm chresti:

Thanks david!
Avatar Wed. 6/5/19 5:01pm Schell:

See you again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/5/19 5:18pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks David!
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