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Options May 28, 2014: Holly Elson discusses her upcoming documentary about Moondog, The Viking of 6th Avenue

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Chicago interview excerpt (1972)   Options Radio Triad  0:04:07 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Up Broadway   Options The Story of Moondog  0:04:55 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Frog Bog / To a Seahorse   Options Moondog (Prestige, 1956)  0:10:10 (Pop‑up)
Moondog with Orchestre de Bretagne  Elf Dance (live)   Options Concert, Rennes, France (1988)  0:14:36 (Pop‑up)
HOLLY ELSON  interview seg 1   Options Producer/Director: The Viking of 6th Avenue (Moondog doc)  0:15:56 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Chicago interview excerpt (1972)   Options Radio Triad  0:28:46 (Pop‑up)
Moondog with the London Saxophonic  Dog Trot   Options Sax Pax for a Sax  0:29:52 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Art of the Canon, Book V, No. 9   Options Moondog: The German Years  0:31:39 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  High on a Rocky Ledge   Options H'art Songs  0:36:35 (Pop‑up)
HOLLY ELSON  interview seg 2   Options Producer/Director: The Viking of 6th Avenue (Moondog doc)  0:41:00 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Dark Eyes   Options Moondog: The German Years  0:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Single Foot   Options A New Sound of An Old Instrument  0:51:14 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Pastoral   Options Moondog (Columbia, 1969)  0:53:07 (Pop‑up)
HOLLY ELSON  interview seg 3   Options Producer/Director: The Viking of 6th Avenue (Moondog doc)  0:56:23 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Three Couplets   Options Moondog: The German Years  1:04:53 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Jazz Book, No. 2   Options Moondog: The German Years  1:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  You Have to Have Hope   Options Big Band  1:07:19 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Paris   Options Sax Pax for a Sax  1:10:22 (Pop‑up)
HOLLY ELSON  interview seg 4   Options Producer/Director: The Viking of 6th Avenue (Moondog doc)  1:13:31 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Wind River Powwow   Options Elpmas  1:18:18 (Pop‑up)
Moondog with Orchestre de Bretagne  Romance in G   Options Concert, Rennes, France (1988)  1:25:15 (Pop‑up)
Moondog  Do Your Thing   Options H'art Songs  1:31:01 (Pop‑up)
Jerome Cooper  Munich   Options A Magical Approach  1:35:43 (Pop‑up)
Metropole Orchestra ft. The Beau Hunks Saxtette  Reckless Night on Board an Ocean Liner   Options Raymond Scott: The Chesterfield Arrangements, 1937-38  1:42:35 (Pop‑up)
The Carpenters  Ticket to Ride (vocal/drums)   Options Ticket to Ride  1:46:08 (Pop‑up)
Betty Garrett and Frank Sinatra  It's Fate   Options Take Me Out to the Ball Game (film soundtrack)  1:50:40 (Pop‑up)
Murals  Turning Still / Golden Arrow   Options On a Passing Cloud  1:53:10 (Pop‑up)
Clifford Jordan / John Gilmore  Status Quo   Options Blowing in from Chicago  2:03:22 (Pop‑up)
The Temple Cloud Country Club  My Mother's Coat   Options Bremen Is My Name  2:08:27 (Pop‑up)
Gang of Four  Anthrax   Options Entertainment!  2:12:59 (Pop‑up)
Magnetic Fields  California Girls   Options Distortion  2:16:58 (Pop‑up)
The Two Friends  Family Reunion   Options H.P.C. Records  2:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Teddybears (feat. Robyn)  Cardiac Arrest   Options Devil's Music  2:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Tommy (Bjornar Loberg)  A Butter Message to the USA!   Options tommylife.blogg.no  2:29:53 (Pop‑up)
Wigwam  Kite   Options Nuclear Nightclub  2:34:46 (Pop‑up)
Madder Rose  Altar Boy (demo)   Options 1990s demo cassette  2:38:41 (Pop‑up)
Connie Britton, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella  The Blues Have Blown Away   Options The Blues Have Blown Away  2:44:31 (Pop‑up)
Roy Harper  I'll See You Again   Options Valentine  2:46:53 (Pop‑up)
Anathallo  John J. Audubon   Options Canopy Glow  2:52:39 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:02pm Listening Out There:

I look forward to hearing today's interview!
  3:04pm Laura L:

It's not everybody could wear a Viking hat so well as Mr. Moondog.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm common:

moondog. love love love!!!
  3:06pm EL MUSGO:

Avatar 3:08pm TDK60:

Irwin: Was fun to hear you on WKCR spinning Sun Ra along with Michael D. Anderson.
  3:16pm Alison Porchnik:

This music makes me want to dance
  3:17pm The Brooklyn Kid:

Ohh:-) another English girl
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm common:

excited about this film!
Avatar 3:19pm TDK60:

I saw Moondog as a child a few times, standing selling his music in Midtown.
  3:22pm The Brooklyn Kid:

Actually never heard of moondog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Ike:

Wow, TDK60@3:08, I missed that. I bet those were just about the most relaxed, conversational voices on KCR in years. Heh.
  3:23pm The Brooklyn Kid:

Philip glass now there is a name I know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm common:

that's pretty great, tdk60!
Avatar 3:26pm Jeremy N:

Sam Ulano actually passed away earlier this year on January 2.
Avatar 3:29pm TDK60:

Ike, yes their voices were sonically pleasing.
  3:34pm Alison Porchnik:

This is such beautiful music. Like a music box.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Irwin:

Didn't know about Sam's passing. He was over 90. Hopefully providing a swinging beat behind the heavenly choir
  3:38pm Holly Elson:

So sad to hear about Sam Ulano
Avatar 3:39pm Monica:

"high on a rocky ledge," a sentimental fave.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm common:

never heard "high on a rocky ledge". beautiful!
Avatar 3:50pm Aharon:

This is great music. I just realized with embarrassment that I'd always unconsciously conflated Tiny Tim and Moondog. For shame!
Avatar 3:56pm Jeremy N:

Very much enjoying the show and very much looking forward to the film! I've been fanatical about Moondog since finding "& his Friends" and the Brunswick release in a box of 10"s over 25 years ago...hit me like a missive from the gods.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Webhamster Henry:

Nice harp piece - I should get it for my daughter to play. Where do you get his scores?
  4:00pm Ellen T:

Don't mean to barge in on a tangent, but I wanted to share that I had a personal encounter with Moondog. I am 63 years old and this happened probably when I was about 7. I was walking with my parents on 6th Ave. being a little wise guy, running ahead of them to show my independence. I was suddenly "accosted" and kind of swooped up snd carried along by a man wearing a cloak and Viking head dress. He made me feel I had left the world I was in entirely, and he surrounded me with an energy that felt, to my young self, both terrifying and sublime simultaneously. After walking some steps together, he broke off, and there were my parents, laughing. My father said, "you know who that was, don't you?" Which of course, I did not. "That was Moondog!" I was so incredulous that my father would know about someone like this -- he gave me the sense that this was not any run of the mill street person, but someone quite extraordinary. As I said, I am 63, and this experience has always remained exceptionally vivid, even though it was many years before I connected the dots, and realized who Moondog was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm rrg:

I love that story, Ellen.
  4:05pm Laura L:

What rrg said, me too.
  4:12pm eventi:

Ellen - That gave me chills - Thanks
  4:15pm Ellen T:

He made some kind of noise, too. At first I was so frightened. He had this blustery, fierceness, and a real seriousness, as if to say, I'm not fooling around here. But it was as if I met an actual magical being. It's nice to share this. I rarely talk about it. I will go to the website and tell the story to the documentarians.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Webhamster Henry:

"Cherie, Cherie you look like Gene Autry, your fig're is like Trigger, my cherie" -- same tune, abused lyrics from Spike Jones
  4:21pm Holly Elson:

Brilliant story Ellen thanks for sharing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26pm Stevel:

Thanks, Ellen. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm northguineahills:

wowwow, Ellen, just Wow! That's awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm chris:

This is really quite nice. Hauntingly beautiful, I'd say. Thanks for sharing his works with us today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm common:

ellen...ditto!!! thank you irwin and holly! been a wheepin' a bit a work. but happy!
  4:29pm Holly Elson:

Here's the New York Times piece I mentioned by Allan Kozinn http://ow.ly/xmCm4
  4:29pm Ellen T:

I wish my dad was still alive so I could ask him how he knew who Moondog was, and that he was so special. I mean, I thought I had left the earth, and there were my parents some steps behind, just watching the whole thing -- with no fear for the safety of their little girl. Hard to imagine that happening in the world of today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm chris:

Wow, Ellen! Thanks for sharing that! So cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Carmichael:

Wow, I walked into a ton of Moondog. Hi everyone.
  4:39pm Ellen T:

Thank you everyone, for being so receptive!!!!
Avatar 4:40pm MikeY:

the first show i miss in weeks and it has moondog, My father was fascinated by his poetry and music, I think I have a phto with him and my old man in it.
  4:41pm Ellen T:

I think one of the things my dad said was, "he's been around for a loooong time" and I thought he meant like hundreds of years!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm northguineahills:

Enjoyed the Jerome Cooper. Wasn't familiar w/ him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm rrg:

A superb segment, Irwin (and Holly). Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm rrg:

And, you see, things like this isolated Karen Carpenter track are what keep me coming back to Irwin's program.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm rrg:

Where did it come from?
  4:51pm PMD:

Only got the tail end of Moondog, darn it. Will go back and listen. But really like this Karen Carpenter track!~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Irwin:

rrg: no recollection, had it for years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm rrg:

These days, I imagine--though I've never tried--that with only a little bit of software, one can do these sorts of isolations on one's own.
Avatar 4:54pm Dan:

It's fate baby it's faate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Webhamster Henry:

@rrg not as cleanly -- but you can fix things in a mix you aren't too closely listening to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm rrg:

Right. Even that mostly-isolated Karen track that Irwin played still had a fair bit of bleed-through with Richard's voice in it.
Avatar 5:00pm Dan:

I'll bleed you! (not in an aggressive way)
Avatar 5:02pm Dan:

oh... sun ra!
Avatar 5:08pm Dan:

What's a good sun ra track where he speaks? I got a book of his poems, but couldn't find music to match it.
Avatar 5:10pm Dan:

I've been enjoying lanquidity
  5:15pm spodiodi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@northguineahills - Did you ever get tickets for the US/Turkey soccer match? More tickets went on sale today, according to ussoccer.com web site.
  5:16pm berbo:

that is a thing that I don't want to catch.
Avatar 5:18pm Dan:

please make this noise stop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm northguineahills:

I saw that Ken. I haven't been to the site yet today. Thanks for reminding me!
Avatar 5:31pm Dan:

Butter products!
Avatar 5:32pm Dan:

I'd feel pretty bad to be honest.
Avatar 5:33pm Dan:

can we send this guy some butter?
  5:35pm ?:

This has been a solid show, cheers Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm chris:

Silly English Kaaaanigits!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Carmichael:

Damn phone calls. I missed an important message re: butter.
  5:38pm Dean:

More Wigwam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm rrg:

I agree with ?.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm chris:

i really like people who say F-you and then thanks very much. Politeness is so hard to teach these days.
  5:38pm nobunny ever here:

...maybe if you got butter over there you'd get the international Nobel Grease Prize...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm northguineahills:

Like Madder Rose better on their demo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Irwin:

Thanks to rrg for this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Carmichael:

Thanks, rrg. Friends of yours?
  5:47pm iris:

I missed the name of this tune. What is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm rrg:

"Nashville" cast members.
  5:48pm iris:

Very nice! It complimented my stew perfectly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49pm dale:

has anyone given roy's newest album a listen?
  5:51pm iris:

Didn't know about it! When was it released?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm dale:

within the year

  3:11pm Holly Elson:

We're into the last 20 hours of the Kickstarter campaign for the Moondog Movie you can pledge here - help us cross the finish line! http://kck.st/1puWucw Ends 12 noon EST June 26
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