Options A440 / Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker: Playlist from February 17, 2008 Options

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Options February 17, 2008: A Caucus on "Pretty" Things

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Artist Track Album Label Comments
Hanne Hukkleberg  The Northwind   Options Rykestrasse 68  Nettwerk   
So Percussion and Trollatilt  Matisse's Garden Lesson   Options Five (and a half) Gardens  Shhh   
The Reveries  But Beautiful   Options Blase Kisses  Rat-Drifting   
Kira Kira  Kittens in His Pockets   Options Skotta  Smekkleysa   
Manorexia  Planet of the Aches   Options The Radiolarian Ooze  Foetus  a project by J.G. Thirwell (aka Foetus) 
Derek Bermel  Theme and Absurdities / Mulatash Stomp   Options Soul Garden  CRI  Featuring the incredible clarinet stylings and compositions by Derek Bermel 
[anonymous]  Clarinet Persane 3   Options Poussieres et Musiques du Monde  Bouvier   
Noel Akchote  La guerre revolutionnaire   Options M.A.O.  deux Z   
Mochipet  Brain Scratch - Kira Hammond Remix   Options Feel My China II  Daly City   
Xiu Xiu  Under Pressure   Options Women as Rock Stars  Kill Rock Stars  featuring Michel Gira 
Felix Kubin und das Mineralorchester  Zufall: Orchester / Hollywood Elegien: Zeitmachine + Fischrevue   Options Music for Theater and Radio Play  Dekorder   
Nemeth  Luukkaankangas   Options Film  Thrill Jockey   
The Moglass  Kakerlakische Kakerlak   Options Snake Tongued and Swallow-tailed     
Radiohead  4 Minute Warning   Options In Rainbows - bonus disc  TBD   
Mieczyslaw Weinberg  String Quartet No. 10 Op. 85   Options Kammermusik Sampler  Peer Music   
Klaus Huber  Transpositio ad infinitum (1976)   Options 12 Hommages a Paul Sacher  ECM  performed by Thomas Demenga 
Nils Okland  Flyt   Options Bris  Rune Grammofon   
Michel Cote  Descente Centrale   Options (Juste) Claudette  Actuelle   
Carl Stone  Woo Lae Oak   Options Woo Lae Oak  Unseen Worlds   
Tom Djil  Oxide   Options Smudge  Soul on Rice   
Eric Cordier  L'air et L'eau   Options Osorezan  Herbal   

Listener comments!

  9:41pm batgirl:

hiya bethany,,whuts cookin?? great show so far, did you have a groooooooovy weekend?? i did,,i was groooooooooooooovin all weekend!!!!!!!=)=)=)
  9:43pm EH:

This clarinet piece is amazing.
  9:45pm bethany:

Not so much grooving from this girl over the weekend, but it was restful. To take your question about cooking (absurdly) literally: tonight I ate a fine frozen meal of Indian food produced by Amy's Organics - Mataar Paneer, chickpeas & rice. Later: peach yogurt.
  10:04pm Jon:

I don't think it's that weird either, but sometimes it is. It's great either way, in my opinion.
  10:05pm Parq:

In this case, the definition of "weird" is "not suitable for Planet Walmart". The back of my hand to those who complain about the lack of "pretty" music. I for one say this show is a source for some of the prettiest sounds this side of sunspots.
  10:10pm EH:

Did you just threaten to slap Bethany's mom? That's kinda... off.
  10:21pm bethany:

I don't think my mom shops at Wal-Mart so she's excluded from the rage of pretty music. But really, I'm the first to understand what she means and I talk no offense. I'm flattered and she (and anyone else) tune in at all! ;)
  10:30pm Parq:

Oh, was the "pretty" comment from your mom? I sorry. I was in the kitchen, so I didn't catch the whole sentence. I thought you were quoting a random commenter. Your mom is excluded from my ire, natch.
  10:39pm bethany:

No offense taken. Again - If someone tunes in long enough to say "that's weird, I think I'll go listen to some pretty music instead" then I'm satisfied with that!

Also: this song by The Moglass is pretty much as close as it would get to having a "theme song" for this show. One of my favorites, I think I play it every fiscal quarter.
  10:48pm Kyle:

4 minute warning!!
  10:52pm bethany:

I got disc 2 for Xmas!! Discbox!!! Lucky me. Wondered if you'd pop yo, Kyle!
  10:55pm Kyle:

I, unfortunately have not gotten my hands on the discbox... I am slacking. But I am getting ready to save up for when they play here in August!
  11:00pm bethany:

Haven't seen that tour schedule yet. When? Where?
  11:01pm rona:

hi stephanie. almost good show. do you lissen to the beatles much?
  11:02pm slugluv1313:

i agree with Parq!

some of THEE most prettiest music i have ever heard has been right here on Bethany's show!
  11:06pm Kyle:


They will probably play at MSG...date isn't certain yet. I need to get tickets when they go on sale, I cannot miss them
  11:07pm Aaron:

Are there any plans to have singer/songwriter Becca Stevens on your show? Her myspace page says that she will be on the show tonight, but this doesn't seem likely, given that it is 11:06 already.

Your show is consistently quite good, BTW....
  11:08pm ranjit:

hey slug, me too. And some of the ugliest too!
  11:10pm bethany:

The talented Ms. Stevens and band will be on the program March 16, a date closer to her debut CD release at Barbes on March 19. Mark your calendars!
  11:35pm slugluv1313:

oh, goshers, i think that it is ALL beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11:37pm bethany:

I'm a bit skeptical of these pan-flute sounding bits...tell you the truth.
  11:44pm Pete:

Just for the record, "Weird" was intended as a high compliment. Weird=wonderful.
  11:47pm Ike:

Hooray for weird!
  11:51pm FJ Torres:

Excellent music, both weird and pretty.
Each show brings revelations.
  11:53pm bethany:

Oh - Pete! I think that more than anything we were all in need of a long tangential semiotic thread. I think we all understand the concepts of weird and pretty in the larger sense...I've never known message boards like this to convey context. (tiny hommage to McLuhan...)
  11:59pm Willy Voet:

What's your last talk-over music?
  2:58am bethany:

The last talk-over piece is by Mark Mothersbaugh from the The Royal Tenenbaums score. It's called "Lindbergh Palace Hotel Suite" I believe.
  4:49am ike:

where is weird
  10:58am Here:

perhaps if the ike gentleman likes this show he is as hutch says perhaps not without good side.i empathise
  11:15am are we not men?:

cut the pinko good vibrations we"re giving citations.i bet they live on welfare perhaps many more! this wmfu station is nothing but intresting and people love it. what 21 century phenonena is this. just stick to air that make cry for states
  11:19am b.lugosi:

do you mean like tom petty?
  11:42am prussian blue:

i think he means us folks
  12:21pm fred semiotic:

here comes everyone
  3:07pm P.S. Mueller:

The title is appropriate and the music certainly accomplishes the goal. Wonderful.
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