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Options August 9, 2013: Can't It Wait Until Tomorrow? (With a Top 40 Request from John Fahey documentarian James Cullingham, plus a Whitney Houston 50th birthday tribute)
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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Diana Ross  Can't it Wait Until Tomorrow   Options   Motown  1970  45   
Daniel Lippel  Riccochet   Options Resonance  New Focus Recordings  2004  CD  Composed by Peter Gilbert 
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom  Things 'Bout Coming My Way No. 2   Options The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel, Vol. 2  Columbia/Legacy  1993  CD  Recorded in 1932 
MV & EE  Banty Rooster Blues   Options Mother of Thousands  Time-Lag  2006  CD  Composed by Charley Patton 
Chris Forsyth  Long Warm Afternoon   Options Dreams  Evolving Ear  2009  CD-R   
Cian Nugent  I Will Take the Top of a Tall Cedar and Break Off a Tender Shoot   Options Childhood, Christian Lies & Slaughter  Incunabulum / audioMER  2008  CD   
Tetuzi Akiyama  Promised Thing Blues   Options Route 13 to the Gates of Hell: Live in Tokyo  Headz  2005  CD   
Eric Hofbauer  Beat the Drum   Options American Grace  Creative Nation Music  2012  CD   
Kramer  Bang a Gong   Options Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan  Tzadik  1998  CD   
Nels Cline  Dirty Baby IV   Options Dirty Baby  Cryptogramophone  2010  CD   
No Neck Blues Band w/ John Fahey and Coach Fingers  Overcome   Options The Great Koonaklaster Speaks: A John Fahey Celebration  Table of the Elements  2007  CD   
Loren Connors with John Fahey  Dark is the Night, Cold is the Ground   Options Sails  Table of the Elements  2006  CD   
John Fahey  Waltzing Matilda / Fahey Establishes Rapport with the Tasmanians / A Dissertation on Obscurity / The Return of the Tasmanian Tiger / Funeral Song for Mississippi John Hurt   Options Live in Tasmania  Tacoma  2004  CD  Recorded in 1980 
John Fahey & His Orchestra  Old Fashioned Love   Options Old Fashioned Love  Tacoma   2003  CD  Recorded in 1975 
James Cullingham  interview   Options          
Lhasa de Sela  La Confession   Options          
of Montreal  Alter Eagle   Options   Polyvinyl    7"   
Helena Vondráčková  Mám nový vůz (I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Who Loves Me)   Options          
With Throats As Fine As Needles   untitled   Options With Throats As Fine As Needles  Digitalix / Students of Decay  2006  CD-R  With Whitney Houston "How Will I Know" isolated vocal 
Material   Memories   Options One Down         
Bill Laswell  Needle Drop   Options Broken Vessels  Velvet Records  1999  CD  With "Girl Getting Annoyed Because She Can't Sing the Right Notes" YouTube clip. 
Bill Laswell  Hindsigh   Options Baselines        With Stormy Leather reading a selection from "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis. 
San Serac  Ice Age   Options         With Bradford Nordeen reading "Trying to Hear 'I Will Always Love You'" -- See also http://thefanzine.com/the-cinema-of-whitney-houston-with-bradford-nordeen/ 
Diamanda Galas  My World is Empty Without You   Options La Serpenta Canta    2003    Diana Ross and the Supremes cover 
Nina Simone  Isn't it a Pity   Options In Concert - Emergency Ward!  RCA / BMG  2009  CD  George Harrison cover; Originally released in 1972 
Hossein Alizadeh / Madjid Khaladj  Suz-o-Godaz   Options The Art of Improvisation  Wergo  1998  CD   
Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali  Day of Colours - Rang   Options Day of Colours  RealWorld  2004  CD   
Allen Shaw  Moanin' the Blues   Options The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives & Steel, Vol. 2  Columbia/Legacy  1993  CD  Recorded in 1934 
Petula Clark  The Show is Over   Options Beautiful Sounds: The Petula Clark Songbook  Castle  2000  CD   

Listener comments!

Avatar 3:02pm Cheri Pi:

That was nyce of Bryce to start the record. it sounds the sweeter for it.
Avatar 3:05pm northguineahills:

Looking at some of the parts of Far Rockaway and Staten Island for work on Google Streetview. Images taken January, 2013, and holy schiimzoid, those places were fucked up by Sandy.
  3:08pm 37:

wow... i didn't know Whitney Houston played guitar...
  3:08pm 37:

wow... i didn't know Whitney Houston played guitar...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm DCE:

she looks cute there
Avatar 3:10pm northguineahills:

Especially looking all Fahey-esque....
Avatar 3:11pm Kurt Gottschalk:

there might be a lot you don't know about whitney houston, 37! and yr right, dce, she is a cutie.

good afternoon, everyone!
Avatar 3:13pm still b/p:

I believe that sideburns are our future,
Wear them well and let them style the day...
  3:13pm common:

there's a spider on my desk. this music and my aracnophobia are working in tandem here.
Avatar 3:13pm northguineahills:

Wait, that is Fahey !(I'm slow on the take)
  3:13pm 37:

that's why i'm staying tuned!!
Avatar 3:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i'm worried whitney's neck is going to be tired before the three hours are up!
Avatar 3:16pm hamburger:

oh jes
Avatar 3:16pm northguineahills:

Not familiar w/ Lippel. dug-diggity!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- '32 would be few years *before* Robert Johnson's recordings (same tune as Come On In My Kitchen - & wherever Stones got 'YouGottaMove', prettymuch)...
Avatar 3:19pm northguineahills:

Erika & Matt!! Happy Fridaid!
Avatar 3:19pm hamburger:

ohhhhhhhh jesssssssssss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Vermont - ?!
...This *isn't* HopeSandoval - ?!?!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm DCE:

after 3 hits of acid, it might be Hope
Avatar 3:23pm northguineahills:

It's Erika Elder on vocals, Mathew Valentine on guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- indeed...
Avatar 3:26pm hamburger:

tried shrooms never tried acid. i liked shrooms.
Avatar 3:27pm northguineahills:

I like all of the above, including hamburger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- well - street drug measured in *micrograms*
...shrooms have advantage of kinda being able to see dosage, for one thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Mike East:

I've freaked out on all of the above, including hamburger.
Avatar 3:29pm northguineahills:

Had a Five Guys' jalapeno burger for lunch. (I rarely eat meat (my gf is a veggie), so, twice a month I indulge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Whitney loved 'em all too...sang her best Gospel on shrooms...better believe it...
Avatar 3:29pm northguineahills:

Actually, me too, Mike. A greasy burger can give you the blues.
Avatar 3:30pm hamburger:

Five Guys recently opened in the UK, never tried, but I'll take your word on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Mike East:

they make some tasty burgers, those 5 guys. That, too, is my indulgence spot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm DCE:

I can barely get off the couch on shrooms...when I try to play guitar I revert to a very primitive level but it sounds so GOOD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yoo bettah come on
- in muh bathroom
- that buhrguh gonna give yoo dah bloooz...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...sigh...see ya aftah woirk...
Avatar 3:32pm northguineahills:

I'm not a burger guy, but a good non greasy burger w/ all of the toppings you want for under $5 (3 quid), w/ less then a 6 minute wait,
Avatar 3:34pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Hey whut?
I leave you all alone for an hour or two & now everyone's wig-flipped on 'shrooms?
Avatar 3:35pm hamburger:

Sorry Bouuse. / is that tibetan monk chants I hear in the background?
Avatar 3:36pm hamburger:

(oh and was that a best show reference? - wait whaaaaaaaaaat?)
Avatar 3:37pm hamburger:

woh so much finger pickin goodness!
Avatar 3:37pm northguineahills:

haven't flipped my wig yet, mr.. I mean rev, turnip, but you can put it upside down for me if need be....
  3:38pm 37:

is Cian related to Ted?
Avatar 3:40pm Len37:

i just signed in.... i feel better now...
Avatar 3:44pm northguineahills:

Tetuzi Akiyama is superb!
Avatar 3:44pm hamburger:

Glad you're feeling better Len37.

I will now try and psychically put in a request.
Avatar 3:45pm northguineahills:

I feel like Chapterhouse all of a sudden.
Avatar 3:52pm northguineahills:

getting clicky-starred fingeritus....
  3:54pm common:

wow! strangest fahey i ever hoid.
Avatar 3:55pm hamburger:

remember the kids who used to highlight the whole page of a textbook in school? guess it's a bit like that. it's all valuable!
Avatar 3:57pm northguineahills:

I've heard stranger, not much, but a wee bit.
Avatar 3:57pm hamburger:

sorry thinking about it, it's actually not quite like that at all, but anyway, those kids. nvm.
Avatar 4:06pm fred:

@hamburger: as long as they get off my lawn, we can get along
Hello Kurt and everybody
Avatar 4:07pm Cecile:

this was the first Fahey record I bought!
"Disco Void" was also a great cut.
Avatar 4:11pm hamburger:

hello fred
Avatar 4:13pm fred:

@hamburger: that was a trick question: I don't have a lawn. But we can still get along
Avatar 4:14pm hamburger:

so I guess this is what the cool kids would refer to as 'ridiculously awesome'?
Avatar 4:15pm fred:

Works for me...
Avatar 4:16pm hamburger:

@fred: not to get into semantics, but that was a trick answer because there was no question, hence a trick be afoot! and yes, we can get along, wait. when did we not? Was it something I said... (I think that's the expectation of Whitney coming up)
Avatar 4:16pm fred:

...so that should repel the cool ones
Avatar 4:20pm fred:

@hamburger: the whole Whitney thing is playing tricks on us, it's getting close to where I'd wish to hear her, a sure thing something's seriously wrong
Avatar 4:20pm Len37:

i can't wait to hear Fahey back Whitney!!
Avatar 4:20pm northguineahills:

I found Old Fashioned Love on cassette in a thrift store in 1997. I was so saucer eyed!
Avatar 4:25pm Cecile:

I liked how he talked about Greil Marcus getting Dylan wrong
Avatar 4:27pm Cecile:

He, Dr. Demento and Al Hite were fanatic blues 78 collectors.
Avatar 4:29pm Cecile:

I think he had a certain amount of self-hatred because of his bigoted upbringing
Avatar 4:30pm hamburger:

I've never heard of John Fahey (feel so ignorant), just read his wikipedia, sounds sad it seemed a rough towards the end
Avatar 4:30pm Cecile:

his weird christmas records and his label signing Leo Kottke kept him afloat
Avatar 4:31pm Seanbelly:

Just got here, this guy made a doc about Fahey?
Avatar 4:32pm northguineahills:

hamgurger, all of John Fahey's music is transcendental. Find some, and you'll have a happy evening!
Avatar 4:33pm Seanbelly:

It's true, listen to pretty much any track
Avatar 4:33pm northguineahills:

Fridge! I'll be in Las Vegas when the film opens in the NYC!
Avatar 4:34pm Seanbelly:

Lhasa, cool!
Avatar 4:36pm Seanbelly:

Avatar 4:42pm northguineahills:

Holy Sidhartha, Lhasa's story is so sad :(
Avatar 4:43pm Seanbelly:

Really tragic, so young
Avatar 4:44pm Len37:

you have to love Helena Vondráčková .... or not...
Avatar 4:47pm fred:

My vote is Nay
Avatar 4:51pm Cecile:

Avatar 4:52pm Cecile:

her best song ever
  4:53pm common:

happy beers to all!
Avatar 4:53pm hamburger:

I would add that as best song ever if she happened to be playing the trumpet at the same time
Avatar 4:55pm Cecile:

she was 16 when she sang this!
Avatar 5:02pm Cecile:

that tribute was not fine, but it was OK.
Avatar 5:02pm northguineahills:

I have some Laswell's Houston's stuff. I picked up a Material rekkid in '98, and saw her on the credits, and my mind went through time.....
  5:15pm MenfussMike:

This is terrible. I'm sorry, but I turned off WEVL for this?
Avatar 5:16pm Mr. Lowry:

Is Kenny G back?
Avatar 5:16pm northguineahills:

Well, this is more fun then I expected in my waning hours at work on a Friday. Wait, Kurt is always fun! My bad!
Avatar 5:16pm northguineahills:

Is Bradford Nordine related to Ken Nordine?
Avatar 5:17pm MenfussMike:

Please do NOT hit repeat
Avatar 5:19pm Cecile:

Avatar 5:19pm northguineahills:

I never got Diamanda Galas. I should, but I don't.
Avatar 5:20pm Cecile:

woman with steak knife is pretty great
but I might be in the same boat as you ngh
Avatar 5:21pm dale:

saw diamanda twenty some years ago and literally fell asleep (i was working 60 hour weeks). this blows me away though
  5:21pm Dean:

Oh, I get her. And I occasionally refer to my two-year-old daughter as "My little Diamanda."

Nina...love her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Mike East:

I actually heard this Nina Simone version well before I knew it was a harrison cover. I was late to the party on All Things Must Pass. Great song, though.
Avatar 5:23pm northguineahills:

I love Nina. I have a friend that should love her, but doesn't get her. So, who knows?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Mike East:

The first time I heard Nina Simone, I thought it was a dude...and "he" blew my mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- woirk over!...
Avatar 5:40pm northguineahills:

I think the first time I heard Nina, I thought she was a dude too, but it was at a college party, and I wasn't paying attention. A few years later, I randomly bought one of her records, b/c, what the haye?!! And I fell in love.
Avatar 5:42pm northguineahills:

I technically need to be here another hour. I've finished all of my work. I don't want to start a new project. Meh, I'll wait until Kurt is done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...think I found Nina late enuff to be spoonfed by a StraightAhead Jazz Mentor - & knew it was 'Nina'...altho' prob. heard earlier somewhere w/out taking any notes yet...
  5:46pm Dean:

"I Loves You Porgy," not this version, but one from an early live album of hers, grabbed me. This version, too, is knock-out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvq9-sFC6a8

Starts at 2:28, but the introductory tune is good, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm Mike East:

I'm gonna take off 10 minutes early. Have a great weekend friends.
Avatar 5:49pm Cecile:

you too, mike
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This Qawwali kicks butt.
- See yas Mike! - All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah Robert Johnson recorded 1936-7
- so this guy was lucky: sounds hifi!...
Avatar 5:53pm MenfussMike:

This is what I'm talking bout!
Avatar 5:54pm northguineahills:

Have a good weekend Kurt and Minotaurites!
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