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December 29, 2003: F as in... with special live performance by Gia Wang, on the phone!
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|Paul Giovanni et al...||The Landlord's Daughter||sdtk The Wicker Man||Silva|
|Magic Secret Room||Join||S/t||Snowdonia|
|Spectrum||How You Satisfy Me||Soul Kiss (Glide Divine)||Silvertone|
|w/ M. Fell||Egg From a Fetus||V/a Two Point Two||12K / Line|
|Puka-Puka Brains||Pass on Singing||S/t||Maji Kick|
|OOIOO||5O1O2||S/t||Kill Rock Stars|
|Fifty Foot Hose||Cauldron||Cauldron|
|Captain Funkaho||Space Slut||mp3|
|Eugene Fox||Sinner's Dream||mp3|
|Sun City Girls||Local 98 Rock / A Homosexual Revelation / Rock n'Roll||Bleach Has Feelings Too! / To Cover Up Your Right to Live||Eclipse||Vinyl reissue of two early/mid-1980s cassettes|
|Lords of Howling||Bleeding at the End Of...||06||S/r|
|Gilberto Gil||Oriente||A Arte de...||Phillips|
GIA WANG joins us now to sing a few beautiful songs over the telephone! Let me explain what's happened, and how we came to know of Gia....
Last Wednesday evening , I was forced - for the 3rd week in a row - to interact with the pre-recorded banter of Andy Breckman & Ken Freedman on their Comedy show called "Seven Second Delay" . Andy & Ken thought it would be really fun to have listeners call in to the show and sing a song with the 2 hosts -- who, you remember, were not actually there. Luckily for us all, somebody called in and ignored Andy & Ken's request for "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas & The Papas. She instead performed a delightful a capella song about the pastures of Mongolia, and I was so moved, I asked her to call back during my own show. And she did! It was at this point that we learned who she is -- she is Gia Wang (that's pronounced like "Wong"). She moved to NYC from Beijing in 1987 to attend Columbia University; she currently works in real estate. AND.... she sings. Tonight, Gia sang for us the following songs:
"The Shepherd Girl Singing About Mongolian Pastureland"
(this title was made up on the spot.)
"A Song to the Hero"
"Snowflakes From North of the Great Wall"
"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
...yes, that one. And yes, by my request.
Oh, in case you hadn't noticed, you can listen to all of her performances simply by clicking on the song title, and that is why the Internet is God and The Devil all wrapped up.
Thank you Gia! I hope you'll call back when you've expanded your repertoire...
|Ivor Cutler||I'm Walkin' to a Farm||Dandruff||Virgin|
|Kevin Ayers||May I?||Shooting at the Moon||BGO|
|Tom Ze||Interlogos F1||Imprensa Cantada||Trama|
|Fleetwood Mac||Albatross||Black Magic Woman|
|Ferrante & Teicher||Brazil||mp3|
|Hoagy Carmichael||How Little We Know||mp3|
|The Fleetwoods||Come Softly to Me (a capella)||mp3|
|The Flamingos||Golden Teardrops||mp3|
|Noak Katoi||Aerienne des reves infinis||V/a Active Suspension vs. Clapping Music||Active Suspension vs. Clapping Music|
|Duncan Sisters||I'm Following You||mp3|
|Oneida||Caesar's Column (White Pants remix)||12" single||Rough Trade|
|Donna Summer||Vibrations||Donna Summer vs. Ove Naxx||ADAADAT/Very Friendly||
Yes, that's ours... and yes, the song he's chosen to sample from The Who's canon is....
................."Guitar and Pen"
|Unicorns||Jellybones||Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?||Alien 8|
|Family of God||Baby You're Your Own TV||Exiter|
|Euphone||Bought Then Sold||mp3|
|Caetano Veloso||Canto do Povo de um Lugar||Joia||Phillips|
|Harmony Rockets||Ihr Kinderlein Kommet||V/a Tarquin Records All Star Holiday Extravaganza||Tarquin|
|w/ Julia Vorontsova||??||Julia||Abaton Book Co.|
|Magic is Kuntmaster||Dots||Nightsongs for Ugly Children||Nihilist|
|Black Dice & Wolf Eyes||?? (side B)||S/t||Fusetron||Yes, a collaboration between the 2 groups|
|w/ Jim Fassett||Strange to Your Ears Part 2||Strange to Your Ears|
|The Bells||Stay Awhile||mp3|
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