Options Irwin Chusid: Playlist from October 2, 2019 Options

Irwin's avatar View Irwin's profile Options

Genre-surfing tokenism. (Visit homepage.)

Wednesdays 3 - 6pm (EST) | On WFMU (Info) | 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org
WFMU LIVE Audio Streams (Get help):   Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Irwin Chusid playlists | Next playlist -->


Options October 2, 2019: In a Brooklyn cafe, baristas talking about iProducts: "Yeah, I was a little too young for iPods."

Listen to this show:  Pop‑up player! | Add or read comments


untitled painting found at Hoffman's Antique Barn, Red Hook NY
Options

untitled painting found at Hoffman's Antique Barn, Red Hook NY

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Chip Wickham  Soho Strut   Options Shamal Wind   
Anemone  She's the One   Options Beat My Distance  0:03:48 (Pop‑up)
Bee Gees  Kitty Can (alternate)   Options Idea  0:07:01 (Pop‑up)
New Pornographers  Need Some Giants   Options In the Morse Code of Brake Lights  0:09:14 (Pop‑up)
Lyman Woodard Organization  Funky Lyman   Options Lost & Found: The 1971 Unreleased Recordings  0:13:06 (Pop‑up)
Mountain Goats  Get High and Listen to the Cure   Options Welcome to Passaic  0:15:19 (Pop‑up)
 
Broken Bells  The High Road   Options Broken Bells  0:21:25 (Pop‑up)
Mildlife  How Long Does It Take?   Options How Long Does It Take?  0:24:54 (Pop‑up)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Bayadere   Options Best Off: Recordings 1980–81  0:31:33 (Pop‑up)
Rez Abbassi ft. Silent Ensemble  Wedding Preparation   Options A Throw of Dice  0:35:26 (Pop‑up)
Crepes  Hidden Star   Options Hidden Star  0:41:39 (Pop‑up)
 
Nicole Yun  Supernatural Babe   Options Paper Suit  0:48:27 (Pop‑up)
Joan Armatrading  Call Me Names (I Love It When You)   Options The Key  0:51:24 (Pop‑up)
Amendola vs. Blades  Hi-Lo   Options Everybody Wins  0:55:16 (Pop‑up)
Danielson Familie  Body English / Runnin' to Brother   Options Tri-Danielson!!!  1:01:40 (Pop‑up)
Beach House  Alien   Options Alien  1:06:23 (Pop‑up)
 
Harold Land  One Second, Please   Options The Fox  1:16:57 (Pop‑up)
Vijay Iyer  Composites   Options Reimagining  1:22:09 (Pop‑up)
James Emery ft. Leroy Jenkins   Ashiata   Options Artlife  1:28:09 (Pop‑up)
Jimi Hendrix Experience  Rainy Day, Dream Away / Still Rainin', Still Dreamin'   Options Electric Ladyland  1:33:55 (Pop‑up)
Temples  Monuments   Options Hot Motion  1:41:25 (Pop‑up)
 
The Passions  Oh No It's You   Options Michael & Miranda  1:49:41 (Pop‑up)
Illiterate Light  Better Than I Used To   Options Illiterate Light  1:54:02 (Pop‑up)
John Bach on Tonga Strings  7 Popular Airs and Other Selections   Options John Bach on Tonga Strings [see note at bottom of comments]  1:58:16 (Pop‑up)
Tot Taylor & Mick Bass  Sidewalk Symphony   Options Music for the Left-Handed  2:29:42 (Pop‑up)
Imperial Teen  Yoo-Hoo   Options Live at Maxwell's 10/30/2002  2:33:12 (Pop‑up)
 
Dry Cleaning  New Job   Options Sweet Princess EP  2:42:14 (Pop‑up)
The Joy Formidable  Forest Serenade   Options Wolf's Law  2:44:58 (Pop‑up)
Soft Machine  Joy of a Toy   Options The Soft Machine  2:48:42 (Pop‑up)
Laika  Marimba Song (Boo Boo's Gone Mambo)   Options Antenna EP  2:51:39 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:00pm βrian:

I'm looking for the Music Barn. Have I found the right place?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:00pm Phillippe Bastille:

Now THAT is a painting!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:07pm Roberto:

My kitties always please me.
  Wed. 10/2/19 3:16pm Laura L:

I see it's a quiet day on the comments board--is everybody snoozing on a giant green leaf draped over a tree branch near a rock?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:16pm Irwin:

I think the intermets here is fuck*d up.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:17pm Listening Out There:

'ello. I'm out there...somewheres...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:18pm βrian:

Not surprising, given the weather NYC is having. Oy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:18pm AnAnonymousParty:

Just as well, the internets is no fun anymore anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:18pm blee:

that is a very nice painting.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:20pm Jeff Moore:

I was wondering who'd play that Mountain Goats single first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:21pm AnAnonymousParty:

Maybe, but why does the guy in the painting appear to be giving the finger?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:21pm βrian:

Halloween costume idea: Avery large earwig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:21pm AnAnonymousParty:

Hey Irwin, don't you mean interrrrrrnet?
  Wed. 10/2/19 3:22pm queems:

i remember 2 years ago when wfuv used to play this song on repeat non stop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:22pm Phillippe Bastille:

There's a program you can download to fix an internet connection, but you need the internet to download it. Gotta love Verizon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:24pm VincentNifigance:

Nice show so far Earwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 3:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Earwig & the Angry Internets
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Good to be listening to this Program
...that's not ironic or witty or anything...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:34pm Carmichael:

Very excited to go see Huun Huur Tu on Friday night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:35pm Carmichael:

Apropos of nothing, naturally ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 3:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Carmichael - that would instead be appropriate for a station for Music & Culture
...that is ironic & stuff...
  🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:42pm Listener Robert:

Took me a while to realize the guy in the painting's unzipped. Probably wearing pants too small. V-neck's too small too, look how it just barely reaches the waist. When you live in a tree, you don't buy clothes often.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:45pm Carmichael:

This Crepes is a coll litlle proggy number.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:46pm Carmichael:

*cool
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:47pm AnAnonymousParty:

Opinions are the new facts.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:49pm Irwin:

Some major manspreading there in the art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:51pm Alison Porchnik:

Earwin are you manplaining manspreading? I ride the subway every day, I already know all about it.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:51pm Roberto:

If a man spreads and no one is around to be inconvenienced by it, is it still manspreading?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:54pm Blues Mandinga:

Ea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:54pm Alison Porchnik:

Absolutely.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:54pm Irwin:

There's a bunch of other works by this unknown artist on previous playlists (mostly from 2017, IIRC).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 3:58pm Carmichael:

I didn't realize Joan Armatrading sounded like that (good). And that Nicole Yun was superior.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Funk the ProgCops. ReFusioniks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DRUMMER
  Wed. 10/2/19 4:03pm Daniell:

thank you Irwin, for playing my fav Danielson at the right moment. Tri-Danielson!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 4:13pm AnAnonymousParty:

I thought being a WFMU DJ meant never having to say you were not a professional broadcaster.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 4:16pm AnAnonymousParty:

Cold pizza without toppings is just a slice of bread.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 4:17pm Irwin:

AAP: Then what we offer this month was well-described.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I appreciate the Jazzes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:32pm WillCrete:

Wow- This violin/ guitar duet is moving beautifully: like wind over water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Like Steph & Django gone angular.
...oh I like this guy too...
  Wed. 10/2/19 4:37pm Chi Bill:

sO i HADN'T HEARD cALL mE nAMES IN DECADES, ALWAYS LIKED IT AND NOW IT'S rAINY dAY!?!?! rAINING HERE IN cHI TOWN BUT i HAVE CHILLS FROM THE MUSIC. tHAKS iRWIN. aW FUCK, CAPS LOCK, SHIT
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:38pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...easy guy - using more than one gittartone in a Pop song incurs heavy fines...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 4:39pm Irwin:

Mike Finnigan on organ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'you be Jimmy Smith & I'll be Wes'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 4:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Jack Cassady, Dave Mason, Buddy Miles on that one I think...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 4:56pm Mike Sin:

Nice to hear the Passions!
  Wed. 10/2/19 4:57pm Mike tp:

bright white light
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:00pm Carmichael:

I need to eat some funnel cake and watch a lit up thing swirl around.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:00pm Irwin:

Thanks to Pea Hicks (of Optiganally Yours) for finding and passing along this John Bach curiosity. No add'l info about the artist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:04pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Irwin - this is indeed special.
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:05pm geejee:

A masterpiece we have here....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:07pm Webhamster Henry:

Hoffman's Barn is pretty big! There are lots of clawfoot bathtubs in the front yard too, if that's what floats your boat. Or your rubber duck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 5:08pm Liam in Denmark:

Just tuned in and loving today's show.
Thank you Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:12pm Alison Porchnik:

I love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 5:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Explorer's Room territory on the Mainstream.
Righteous.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:18pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey there, Irwin and listening audience.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:19pm Carmichael:

Can't find a trace of this artist or album out in the ether ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 5:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:20pm Webhamster Henry:

Mr. Hicks needs a show here or at least a podcast.It would be like MAC's show, but with demo records of devices like this.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:21pm Irwin:

Pea found it at a yard sale. It's a private pressing, probably one-of-a-kind produced in a walk-in studio direct-to-disc.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:25pm Irwin:

We're hearing the entire record, all 32 minutes.
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:25pm Robert Tables:

This is great, thanks for sharing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 10/2/19 5:27pm Liam in Denmark:

It's so great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:27pm chris:

this is great. thanks, Irwin!
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:29pm Tom in St. Paul:

This is driving me crazy. But I can’t. Stop. Listening.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:29pm Listening Out There:

FYI, with the longer Bach side, the online player how shows the message "Sorry... no playlist updates in over 15 minutes, waiting for the DJ to update what they've been playing."
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:30pm queems:

i feel like i’m in a haunted jack in the box SO COOL
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:30pm Laura L:

That was a swell 32 minutes.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:30pm Listening Out There:

...so get busy, Buster...
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:33pm Mandy:

it's music they'd play in the waiting room of the NeitherWorld in Beetlejuice
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:35pm Mandy:

@Tom, me too. I couldn't stop. it was mesmerizing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:35pm Michael 98145:

Woo hoo
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:36pm Irwin:

If you appreciated it, why not pledge to WFMU during our October quasi-silent fundraiser?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:38pm chris:

ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:39pm Carmichael:

What year is that Bach from?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:41pm Listening Out There:

And now, Bach to our regularly-scheduled programming...
  Wed. 10/2/19 5:47pm Dave In St Albans UK:

Always appreciate and enjoy your show Irwin. Thanks. It's been another good one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:53pm Michael 98145:

So. Thanks again, Irwin.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:55pm Hoboken Jack:

What's this about a haunted Jack in the box?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:56pm Hoboken Jack:

Joy Formidable. Joy of a Toy. Still no Joy Cleaner.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:57pm Hoboken Jack:

Your joy is askew.
  🎃 Wed. 10/2/19 5:59pm Listener Robert:

Yay!
Avatar Sun. 10/6/19 4:57pm EBrown:

Thanks for sharing the Danielson Familie. Up until now only The Psalters came up for me in this genre.
Avatar 🎃 Fri. 10/18/19 12:10am Irwin:

Pea Hicks writes: A long comment was posted by Charles Brotemarkle under my YouTube posting of this record:

"Tonga Strings" was an invention by my Uncle Jack (John) Bach, conceived to completion over the course of several years, loosely based on Theremin technology. The instrument itself resembled a very skinny bass, about 5 ft tall resting on the floor and played in a seated position.

In the 1950's, Uncle Jack, a Los Angeles resident, transported his Tonga Strings rig for several years to various SoCal based venues, where he set up his own booth decorated with a tropical flair, and performed these and other tunes. As a small boy, whenever my adoptive parents visited Aunt Ruth & Uncle Jack, I would usually wind up in my favorite place, his dedicated back yard workshop where I'd watch him tinker with the innards of his Tonga Strings instruments and associated amplifiers.

I last saw him in the mid 1950's at L.A.'s old Pan Pacific Auditorium Home Show, where he performed for the small groups of curious listeners attracted to this weird sound. Sad to say, I don't believe his efforts ever caught on to any great degree. I don't know who pressed the vinyl for this 33-1/3 LP, but the "Polygraph Records" label you see in the photo was produced in Aunt Ruth's & Uncle Jack's Polygraph Sign Co. manufacturing plant in L.A. My guess is Uncle Jack had a few dozen demo records cut locally, then transported and labeled at the Bach's sign shop.

Hope this helps to demystify your "Tonga Strings" find, as I doubt many others survived to this day!
Post a comment!
Name:
Email address
(optional, not public):
Your comment: (No HTML, please)

<-- Previous playlist | Back to Irwin Chusid playlists | Next playlist -->

RSS feeds for Irwin Chusid: RSSPlaylists feed | RSSMP3 archives feed

| E-mail Irwin | Other WFMU Playlists | All artists played by Irwin Chusid |

Listen on the Internet  |  Contact Us  |  Music & Programs  |  WFMU Home Page  |  Support Us  |  FAQ

Live Audio Streams: Pop-up  |  128k AAC  |  128k MP3  |  32k MP3  |  32k Windows

(C) 2019 WFMU. Generated by KenzoDB, (C) 2000-2019 Ken Garson