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Playlist for 29 January 2007 Options | Is the sky blue?

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Rene Magritte | Key to Dreams | 1927
(sky, bird,
table, sponge)

Artist Song Album Label Approx. start time
Lounge Lizards  Big Heart   Options Live in Tokyo: Big Heart  Island  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Ken Field  Slits in the Curtain   Options Under the Skin  Innova  0:06:24 (Pop‑up)
The Orb  Little Fluffy Clouds   Options Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld  Big Life/ Mercury  0:11:10 (Pop‑up)
Dogliotti  Las Manzanas   Options Candombe for Export/ Candome Liso  Vampisoul  0:15:43 (Pop‑up)
Deerhoof  Believe E.S.P.   Options Friend Opportunity  5RC  0:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Hugh Le Caine 
Organ Experiment with Pitch Control   Options Compositions/Demonstrations  EMF  0:20:38 (Pop‑up)
Prefuse 73  Nuno   Options Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives  Warp  0:24:39 (Pop‑up)
Pram  Bewitched   Options The Museum of Imaginary Animals  Merge  0:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Maximum Joy  In the Air   Options Unlimited (1979-1983)  Crippled Dick Hot Wax  0:31:41 (Pop‑up)
OMFO  Drunk 'n' Space (Mad Volinka)   Options We Are the Shepherds  Essay  0:35:07 (Pop‑up)
Uilab  St. Elmo's Fire   Options Fires  Duophonic  0:37:38 (Pop‑up)
X-Ray Pop  Klac Klac   Options Dynamite with a Laser Beam (Liz Berg's 2006 WFMU Marathon Premium)  none  0:41:41 (Pop‑up)
Cabruera  Erectuos Cactos   Options What's Happening in Pernambuco: New Sounds of the Brazilian Northeast  Luaka Bop  0:43:40 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Theme from Fun Machine, Pt. 1   Options Interlude with Fun Machine  Starlight Furniture Company  0:48:10 (Pop‑up)
Frisk Frugt  Love Begins in Sesamfro   Options Guldtrompeten  Lolita Industri/ Yoyooyoy  0:54:33 (Pop‑up)
Mekons  Last Dance   Options Fear and Whiskey  Sin/ Quarterstick reissue  0:59:42 (Pop‑up)
Butterscott  Blowpop Sun   Options Throwing Meatloaf at the Sun  Rev-Ola  1:03:06 (Pop‑up)
Ums Nackte Leben, featuring Sir Henry  Was ist das Ziel   Options Das Leben ist kein Wunschkonzert  none  1:06:13 (Pop‑up)
Twink  Hot Diggety   Options The Broken Record  Seeland  1:10:01 (Pop‑up)
Beck  Tropicalia   Options Mutations  Geffen  1:12:19 (Pop‑up)
Dionne Warwick  This Empty Place   Options Presenting  Scepter  1:15:33 (Pop‑up)

Rene Magritte | Palace of Curtains | 1929

Music behind DJ:
Brian Eno 
Deep Blue Day   Options Apollo  Virgin reissue  1:18:57 (Pop‑up)
Piero Piccioni  A Starless Sky   Options Il Dio Sotto la Pell  Easy Tempo  1:24:16 (Pop‑up)
Scott Robinson  On a Turquoise Cloud   Options Thinking Big  Arbors Records  1:27:01 (Pop‑up)
Will Holshouser Trio  La Esperanza   Options Singing to a Bee  Clean Feed  1:30:58 (Pop‑up)
Dragibus  Ahora que Vamos Despacio   Options Tutti Frutti  Autobus  1:34:58 (Pop‑up)
Teresa Teng  Moonlight Whisper   Options from an old cassette, bought on the street    1:38:23 (Pop‑up)
Dengue Fever  Both Sides Now   Options City of Ghosts soundtrack  Lakeshore  1:42:18 (Pop‑up)
Blossom Dearie  Figure Eight   Options Multiplication Rock  Capitol  1:45:59 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Raymond Scott 
Tempo Block   Options Soothing Sounds for Baby  Basta  1:50:10 (Pop‑up)
Tot Taylor  Headpop   Options Piano Music  Eva  1:54:10 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Let X = X   Options Big Science  Warner Bros.  1:56:37 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Beckett  Company II   Options "...the whole thing's coming out of the dark"  Intermedium  2:03:30 (Pop‑up)
Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake  When Sunny Gets Blue   Options The Legendary Duets  RCA  2:05:10 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  My Old School   Options Countdown to Ecstasy  ABC  2:10:21 (Pop‑up)
Professor Irwin Corey  Why is the sky blue?   Options I Feel More Like I Do Now  Gateway   
Mellow  Take Me Higher   Options CQ soundtrack  Emperor Norton  2:16:18 (Pop‑up)
The Clouds  Up in the Clouds   Options The Clouds  Innova  2:20:50 (Pop‑up)

Rene Magritte | Uses of Speech | 1927
(cannon, road, cloud, horizon, horse)

Music behind DJ:
The Inner Thumb 
Club Kidnap   Options Soul Ecstasy "soundtrack"  Emperor Norton  2:23:35 (Pop‑up)
Ergo Phizmiz  Survivor, featuring Martha Moopette   Options Arff and Beef  Ergo Phizmiz  2:29:42 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Coulton  Bills, Bills, Bills   Options Other Experiments  Jonathan Coulton  2:33:05 (Pop‑up)
satanicpornocultshop  U Can't Touch Dis - MC Frosen Pine & DJ Ugh   Options .aiff Skull EP  Vivo  2:37:29 (Pop‑up)
Macromantics  Bandwagon   Options Moments in Movement  Kill Rock Stars  2:40:39 (Pop‑up)
Priscilla Lopez  Nothing   Options A Chorus Line (original cast album)  Columbia  2:44:47 (Pop‑up)
Husky Rescue  Rainbow Flows   Options Country Falls  Minty Fresh  2:49:28 (Pop‑up)
Richard & Mimi Farina  Children of Darkness   Options Reflections in a Crystal Wind  Vanguard  2:54:07 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Cabaret Voltaire 
Loosen the Clamp   Options The Original Sound of Sheffield  Mute   

Rene Magritte | The Apparition | 1928
(cannon, cloud, armchair, horizon, horse)

Listener comments!

  10:54am Charlie:

Is the sky, in fact, the sky?
  12:38pm XenGroover:

Great show...as always!
  3:22pm Charlie:

Thanks much, XenGroover, glad you enjoyed it. I had a pretty good time myself!
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