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Saturday, September 5, 2015 Options
Labor of Love with Katie Gentile: The Honeymoon Edition

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Today’s show: The fourteenth edition of an annual holiday tradition: Rob Weisberg and longtime sidekick Katie Gentile play radio ping-pong, trading tracks back and forth. Rob, as you may know, is an unpaid radio DJ and record geek. Katie, on the other hand, is an academic, blogger, author, open-water swimmer and violinist in the band The Special Pillow. Exciting new developments: Katie’s second book, The Business of Being Made (Routledge) will be out in January. And the Special Pillow’s song Automatic Doom, penned by leader Dan Cuddy and arranged by the band, is covered by Yo La Tengo on their new album Stuff Like That There - here’s Yo La Tengo performing Automatic Doom on national television.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Terakaft: Imgharen Win Ibda Options / Kel Tamasheq / World Village (0:00:00 )
GIG: Mon night @ Joe's Pub

The Burns Unit: Since We've Fallen Out Options / Sideshow / Proper (0:04:36 )

Sangpuy: Zemawa Options / Dalan / Katatepan / * (0:10:59 )
From Taiwan, indigenous singer Sanpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw and his band - played a nice set @ Rainforest festival in Sarawak this summer

Sandy Denny and The Strawbs: All I Need is You Options / Sandy Denny and The Strawbs / Hannibal Records (0:15:01 )

Juluka: Sky People Options / Universal Men / Minc (0:17:23 )
Johnny Clegg & Sipho Mchunu

Volebeats: Somewhere In My Heart Options / Sky in the Ocean / Safe Hosue (0:28:52 )

Gilberto Gil & Os Mutantes: Miserere Nobis Options / Various Artists - Tropicália / Philips (0:30:18 )

Eugene Kelly: Lady Options / Various Artists: Caroline Now! Songs of Brian Wilson / Marina (0:36:08 )

El Último de la Fila: Todo el Dia Llovio Options / Nuevo Pequeño Catálogo de Seres y Estares / Perro (0:39:56 )

Withered Hand: Black Tambourine Options / New Gods / Fortuna Pop! (0:42:26 )

Cornershop: Soul School Options / Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast / Ample Play (0:45:02 )

The Soft Boys: Underwater Moonlight Options / Underwater Moonlight / Armageddon (0:48:28 )

Aterciopelados: Florecita Rockera Options / El Dorado / BMG (0:52:40 )

Captain America: Wannabee Options / Captain America EP / Paperhouse (0:56:32 )

Kristi Stassinopoulou: The Fates Options / The Secrets of the Rocks / Hitch-Hyke (1:04:58 )

Espers: I Can't See Clear Options / Espers III / Drag City (1:08:25 )

Kalascima: Mary di Salem Options / Psychedelic Trance Tarantella / Ponderosa Music & Art / * (1:13:04 )
GIG: Drom, Wed Oct 14 (NY Gypsy Festival event)

Garmarna: Friends and Kin Options / God's Musicians / Omnium (1:17:18 )

Drunken Foreigner Band: Akha #2 (Psych Pan Mix) Options / Demos / Unreleased (1:22:13 )
GIG: Union Pool, Brooklyn, this Wed Sept 9 w/ others

Peter Townshend: I'm One & Sea and Sand Options / Quadrophenia (Deluxe Edition) / Geffen (1:35:57 )

Niyaz: Divine Companion Options / The Fourth Light / Six Degrees / * (1:41:06 )

Soundtracks & Head: Rain Rain Rain Options / Rain Rain Rain 12" / Rough Trade (1:46:19 )

Sukwinder Singh & Sapna Awasthi: Chaiyya Chaiyya Options / Various Artists (music by A.R. Rahman): Dil Se (Bollywood Sound Track) / Venus (1:52:10 )

The Primitives: Shadow Options / Lovely / BMG (1:57:16 )

Mekaal Hasan Band: Ranjha Options / Live in Baroda / Unreleased (2:00:38 )

Magick Heads: When I Kissed the Teacher Options / Various Artists: Abbasalutely - A Flying Nun Tribute to the Music of ABBA / Flying Nun (2:10:18 )

Sasha and Salma Agha: Pehli Pehli Preet (Super Trooper) Options / ShABBAsh / Multitone (2:12:58 )

King Creosote: Bluebell, Cockleshell, 123 Options / From Scotland With Love / Domino (2:16:27 )

Alceu Valença: Punhal de Prata Options / Molhado de Suor / Som Livre (2:18:40 )

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel: Judy Teen Options / Best of the 70's / Disky (2:22:13 )

Naang Naang: Aue Tueng Pi Aay Mi Yu Laue Options / Le' Ywei Sin Tei Mya / Burmese Label (2:25:22 )

Snowgoose: Crawl Out Your Window Options / Harmony Springs / Ba Da Bing (2:28:53 )

Songhoy Blues: Nick Options / Music Exile / Transgressive / * (2:42:11 )

The Only Ones: Another Girl, Another Planet Options / Special View / Epic (2:48:16 )

Nirwana Band: Lagu Metal (Melayu Metal) Options / Ingin Kau Bahagia / Brothers Music (2:49:02 )

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 6:03pm Bas NL:

Hi Rob! Hi Katie!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 6:10pm SeanG:

love these shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 6:19pm maestroso:

Yes, me too. Your picks complement each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 6:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- indeed: what could be more delightful than being introduced to that Denny & Strawbs track? Rob then perfectly countering it w/ an even more far-flung 'International' track...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 6:30pm Gaylord Fields:

Whew! You're finally doing one of these radio ping-pong shows as a state-sanctioned on-air duo. I was taking a real risk listening to you spin in sin.
  Sat. 9/5/15 6:32pm foofs:

The Volebeats did a beautiful version of Abba's Knowing Me, Knowing You a long time ago... dunno if it was a BBC radio session or a record though.
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 6:32pm Rob & Katie:

Yes it's true, we're no longer spinning in sin!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 6:33pm Rob W:

Thanks foofs re: Volebeats, we'll have to look into that for future reference...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 6:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

(...perhaps iPad is made for headphones & needs to be cranked?...)
'Somewhere In My Heart' went on the Songs to Learn & Sing list (ha - we'll see...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 6:50pm JakeGould:

@GaylordFields: Those radio shows where common law couples co-mingle make me feel the need to tithe more.
  Sat. 9/5/15 6:51pm katie:

I'll look for that Volebeats Abba cover. Thanks.
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 7:00pm Mayuko:

Hello, Rob, Katie!
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:04pm Terry:

Loving the Labor of Love. Katie: got any Quadrophenia demos on your iPad? ;-)
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:10pm katie:

Why yes Terry. Thanks to you I do have One ready.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:10pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Dang it, missed most of the first hour. Hi Katie, Hi Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:10pm Bas NL:

Espers! Big fan here..
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:14pm katie:

They are lovely Bas. Great live too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, everybody. Nice work tonight, Rob & Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:16pm Bas NL:

@Katie: I've seen them a couple of times on stage and have spoken with them. Great people and fantastic musicians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:20pm maestroso:

Oh yeah, Garmarna! I bought this record after hearing on your show Rob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 7:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Mayuko - Congratulations on getting a full-time slot on the Drummer stream. Do you start this coming Monday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Pete ! The Great Spiritual Punk - & don't you forget it.
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 7:37pm Mayuko:

I was there for that show when you played at Union Pool with Jowe Head, Katie! Took some photos but they turned out pretty crappy sadly... but enjoyed the show. and thank you, Ken! Yes I will start this coming Monday, a day after tomorrow!
  Sat. 9/5/15 7:52pm Ian:

Amazing trip around the world today Rob.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:54pm JakeGould:

Congrats on the regular show, Mayuko!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 7:54pm SeanG:

this track is smokin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:56pm common:

done studyin. now musics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 7:57pm Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Love this song! So much fun to show folks the movie clip along with the soundtrack version of "Chaiyya Chaiyya".
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 7:58pm Mayuko:

@Jake thank you!
Avatar    Sat. 9/5/15 7:59pm SeanG:

Yo common!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 9/5/15 8:04pm maestroso:

Wow, this Mekaal Hasan Band is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 8:06pm JakeGould:

Awww… Bickering couple on the air!
  Sat. 9/5/15 8:22pm oks:

@ Mayuko,i loved your show!!
Avatar Sat. 9/5/15 8:37pm Mayuko:

@oks thank you :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 8:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Songhoy Blues - like a totally stonkin' African Canned Heat !...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 9/5/15 8:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

[...same riff as their 'On the Road Again' ]
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