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Options May 28, 2007: A few memories, old and new, with live sets by Arborea and Noa Babayof.

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Artist Track Album Label
Tim Buckley  "No Man Can Find the War"   Options Goodbye and Hello  Elektra 
Bill Fay  "Sing Us One of Your Songs, May"   Options Bill Fay  Eclectic Discs 
Procol Harum  "A Salty Dog"   Options A Salty Dog  A&M 
Robin Williamson  "The Downfall of Paris"   Options Celtic Harp Airs and Dance Tunes  Greentrax Recordings 
Silmaril  "Voyage of the Icarus"   Options Voyage of Icarus  Locust Music 
Kill Henry Sugar  "This is the Kingdom"   Options Swing Back and Down  Surprise Truck 
Jeff Buckley  "Lover, You Should've Come Over"   Options Grace  Sony 

Music behind DJ:
Kitchen Cynics 

"Day Return to Edinburgh"   Options

April 

 
Shearwater  "Palo Santo"   Options Palo Santo  Matador 
Pinetop Seven  "A Fire Burns at the Foot of Our Bed"   Options The Night's Bloom   
RF & Lili De La Mora  "Through the Trees"   Options Eleven Continents   
Shapes and Sizes  "Island's Gone Bad"   Options Shapes and Sizes  Asthmatic Kitty 
Lewis and Clarke  "We Think We Have Eyes"   Options Blasts of Holy Birth   
Adrian Crowley  "Temporary Residence"   Options (4th album-unrelased yet)   

Music behind DJ:
Kitchen Cynics 

"Day Return to Edinburgh"   Options

April 

 
 
Live performance by Arborea (Shanti and Buck Curran)

 
Phil McMullen, owner of Terrascope U.K., describes Arborea this way: "Take a handful of politically sharp lyrics, hone them on a pedal-driven sharpening block in the lea of the old tumbledown barn until the point shines through, set them to melodies so intimate they sound like firelight whispers and moody, atmospheric instrumentation that soothes like a bubblebath and the result is Arborea ." The duo, featuring Buck and Shanti, hails from Lewiston, Maine and make their music overlooking Shagg Pond. Since we couldn't take the whole radio audience up there, Arborea brought their guitars, banjos and lovely voices to WFMU for an amazing recreation of their musicspace.
  -"Beirut"
  -"Rain"
  -"Dance, Sing, Fight"
  -"Sea Drift"
  -"Red Bird"
  -"Shagg Pond Revival"
  -"Wake Up, Little Sparrow"

Music behind DJ:
Kitchen Cynics 

"Day Return to Edinburgh"   Options

April 

 
Martin Simpson  "Black is the Color"   Options    
Arborea  "Forewarned"   Options Arborea  (to be released in November) 
Rio en Medio       

Music behind DJ:
Kitchen Cynics 

"Day Return to Edinburgh"   Options

April 

 
Starless and Bible Black  "Time is for Leaving"   Options Starless and Bible Black   
Kitchen Cynics  "Jamie Fleeman (Whose fool am I?)"   Options April   
The Finches  "Nightswimming, AR"   Options Human Like a House   

Music behind DJ:
Kitchen Cynics 

"Day Return to Edinburgh"   Options

April 

 
 
Live performance by Noa Babayof

 
Then Israeli songbird Noa Babayof dropped by to play a set. (She briefly toyed with a name change during this visit to Noa Bell.) A self-avowed desciple The Beatles and 60's folk music from the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Babyof's own music is both sweet and dark. Noa describes herself this way: "her heart is full and hollow, like a cactus tree." She was fresh from a few sessions with Espers' Greg Weeks and brought her lovely voice and songs to WFMU's love room.
  -"Indian Queen"
  -"Song for Myself"
  -CD: "Marching Band"
  -"Rock Bottom Riser" (Bill Callahan)
  -"One Song"
  -CD: "Them That are Writing These Songs"
  -CD: "Before Sleep"
  -"At Your Death"


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Listener comments!

  8:39am Mike:

Hi Irene
Great show!
and what a great set by Noa! she was a real surprise!
  10:19pm nicole:

Hello Irene, i had the pleasure of listening to your show yesterday and i must say that i really enjoy the music that you play...particularly the Arborea performance by Buck and Shanti Curran !!! as i sat back and listened to their music i could almost feel the wind coming off the lake they had described during their performance. what genuine artists, how refreshing after a long day of work to listen to them and escape the day!
thanks for sharing!
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