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Options November 14, 2021: "Trauma is not a competition."

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Garbage  Blood for Poppies   Options Not Your Kind of People  Stunvolume    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Battering Ram  Come Out and Fight   Options MP3  MP3    0:03:43 (Pop‑up)
The Clash  English Civil War   Options Give 'Em Enough Rope  CBS    0:06:12 (Pop‑up)
Blur  Essex Dogs (Thurston Moore’s Mix)   Options Bustin'+Dronin'  Food    0:09:19 (Pop‑up)
n/a  Clip: Leonard Cohen reads "In Flanders Fields"   Options n/a  n/a  from Legion magazine  0:18:21 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Cohen  Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye   Options Songs of Leonard Cohen  Columbia    0:19:34 (Pop‑up)
The Stone Roses  Tears   Options Second Coming  Geffen    0:22:35 (Pop‑up)
Massive Attack  Butterfly Caught   Options 100th Window  Virgin    0:33:26 (Pop‑up)
Porest  Cancer in the Soft Breeze   Options Cancer in the Soft Breeze  Discrepant    0:41:01 (Pop‑up)
n/a  Clip: CBC report on Syrian migrants at Poland/Belarus border   Options n/a  n/a    0:48:25 (Pop‑up)
Clan Caimán  Cacería (Hunting)   Options Asoma  EM Records    0:50:24 (Pop‑up)
 
David Lee Myers  Narrowing Path   Options Room in a Moon House  Pulsewidth    1:02:00 (Pop‑up)
n/a  Clip: Al Jazeera on EU fines for Poland   Options n/a  n/a    1:08:42 (Pop‑up)
Grouper  Disordered Minds   Options Shade  Kranky    1:10:27 (Pop‑up)
n/a  Clip: Democracy Now! coverage of Rittenhouse trial   Options n/a  n/a    1:15:09 (Pop‑up)
The Red Microphone  Revenge of the Atom Spies   Options And I Became Dark  ESP-Disk'    1:18:02 (Pop‑up)
 
n/a  Clip: Sudan coup and protests   Options n/a  n/a    1:38:00 (Pop‑up)
Alexalone  Ruins   Options Alexaloneworld  Polyvinyl    1:38:02 (Pop‑up)
Placebo  Surrounded by Spies   Options Never Let Me Go  So Recordings  Single from new album due out in March  1:43:59 (Pop‑up)
Damon Albarn  The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows   Options The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows  Transgressive    1:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Sudan Archives  Sink   Options Sink  Stones Throw Records    1:54:12 (Pop‑up)
 
IDLES  Progress   Options Crawler  Partisan Records    2:01:35 (Pop‑up)
John Kongos  He's Gonna Step On You Again   Options Kongos  Fly/Ariola    2:05:55 (Pop‑up)
 
David Bowie  Dead Man Walking   Options Earthling  Arista/Virgin    2:13:34 (Pop‑up)
Mona Mur  Ritz   Options Mona Mur  Playloud  Re-issue from Berlin-based new wave artist working with JJ Burnel and Dave Greenfield of the Stranglers and members of Einstürzende Neubauten  2:18:47 (Pop‑up)
The Loved One  A Diet of Nitro-Glycerine   Options Locate and Cement  Metaphon    2:23:23 (Pop‑up)
 
The Beatles  Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)   Options Rubber Soul  Parlophone • Capitol    2:33:07 (Pop‑up)
The Monkees  I Wanna Be Free   Options Greatest Hits  Rhino    2:35:11 (Pop‑up)
The Fratellis  Moonshine   Options Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied  Cooking Vinyl    2:38:35 (Pop‑up)
John Doe  Trying to Get Home   Options The Best of John Doe So Far  Yep Roc Records    2:42:07 (Pop‑up)
Bola Sete  Consolação   Options Samba In Seattle: Live At The Penthouse (1966-1968)  Tomokins Square  Available on Bandcamp.  2:48:39 (Pop‑up)
Toshiyuki Hiraoka  Rewind   Options Waterphone II  Edgetone    2:52:08 (Pop‑up)
Moody Blues  The Day Begins   Options Days of Future Passed  Deram  R.I.P. Graeme Edge  2:54:44 (Pop‑up)


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Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02am Scott67:

G'day Brian & Current Crew!
😎🤙🎶📻🌏
  3:08am shortshot:

happy crimble evrybdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10am Brian D:

Hello all! Welcome aboard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14am Cooh John:

A rare visit with Currents. Totally enthused.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16am Scott67:

Hope you can get some sleep Cooh.J.
✌😎🤙
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17am Scott67:

Hah! I read that as "totally exhausted". 😉🤙
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am Cooh John:

Currents will take me away, Scott. Good to see you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19am Cooh John:

I did work 13 hours,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22am Scott67:

That's some work mate!😎🤙
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24am Cooh John:

14 hours yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25am Scott67:

I remember those days!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31am brycepunk1:

I always felt that song deserved more attention
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36am Brian D:

The Stone Roses have a platform here on Currents, @bryce.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37am Cooh John:

Brian, I am reading "Humane How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War" by Samuel Moyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:42am Brian D:

Heavy reading, there, Cooh John.
  4:21am morphe':

Just realized this past week that you are the Brian of W&B News... The auto correct kept changing yer name to Brain !!!! Worse things have happened....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23am Brian D:

I've been called worse, Morphe. And yes, I am "Benevolent Brian."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14am Brian D:

Julie Green, artist: www.nytimes.com...
Avatar 🗒 5:20am Don in Tampere:

I'm sure he was singing something else, but it sounded all the world to me like he was singing "I love Gong" - and so do I
Avatar 5:27am Avrilinmay:

Coincidentally, I have been wondering if I should ask around the boards here about some music mentioned in a book I am reading :)

The novel is All the Naked Heroes by Alan Kapelner. I had never heard of him, but his wife, a contemporary dancer I discovered through a beautiful documentary talked about him with such love, I felt inspired to discover it.
I will gloss over my opinions on the style not to make this post even longer than it already is. Except to mention that the main character is tortured by the thought of WWII, and the eerie feeling I always get when reading about things described that are atemporal.

One of the passages mentioning songs: "He struck pure ragtime gold: Dixieland. Potato Head(..)bombed the room.."
oh and John Cage is mentioned at some point !
  5:30am upstatesean:

Interesting about Julie Green’s work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34am Brian D:

Don't know Kapelner, @Avril, but sounds worth exploring!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35am Brian D:

Richard Hammer obit: www.nytimes.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36am Brian D:

And Maureen Cleave: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37am Brian D:

Take 2 on the Pre-Fab 4!
Avatar 🗒 5:39am Pablexa™:

Sup?
Avatar 5:41am Avrilinmay:

so glad I could offer a tiny thing that might be of interest, as a small thanks for all the beautiful music *AND* the news reporting; Take care of your mental health my lovelies.
  5:47am upstatesean:

Hey Pabs, Nuttin
  5:48am upstatesean:

Great show Brian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50am Brian D:

Thanks for the words, @upstate and @Avril. Glad you're enjoying the show.
  5:54am upstatesean:

Norm Macdonald had a bit about when he performed at a facility for the criminally insane. He got on the stage and they all started yelling insults. And he started thinking “ I don’t know if these people even deserve a show! Some of them killed their whole families!” It’s better when he tells it 😀
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Brian D:

Everything is better when Norm says it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Brian D:

Or SAID it.
Avatar 🗒 5:57am Pablexa™:

#WeAreBrummies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Brian D:

Thank you all for joining me. Stay safe and have a good week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58am Scott67:

Thanks Brian!✌😎🤙🌏
  5:59am upstatesean:

Question: do inmates on death row have the option of assisted suicide, so they don’t languish there for decades?
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