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Options May 24, 2016: dance of the hand people.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
The Muffins  Dancing in Sunrise, Switzerland   Options Open City  Cuneiform    0:00:00 ()
Dieterich & Barnes  Out and About   Options The Coral Casino  LM Dupli-Cation    0:02:43 ()
Cate Le Bon  Wonderful   Options Crab Day  Drag City    0:06:44 ()
Kevin Ayers & the Whole World  May I   Options 4 April 1972 Old Grey Whistle Test  (no label)    0:09:19 ()
Petula Clark  Un Jeune Homme Bien   Options Kinked! Kinks Songs and Sessions 1964-1971  Ace    0:13:11 ()
Krano  Tosca   Options Requiescat In Plavem  Maple Death    0:15:35 ()
The Bibs  Counting the Hours   Options From the Fish Houses  Soft Abuse    0:18:33 ()
Ryley Walker  Fourth Time Around   Options Blonde on Blonde Revisited  Mojo    0:20:17 ()
Ultimate Painting  Into the Darkness   Options split 7" with Woods  Trouble in Mind/Woodsist    0:24:34 ()
Andrew Pekler  Waltz for Minor Planets   Options Entanglements In The Orthopedic Sensorium  Schoolmap    0:29:13 ()
The Raincoats  Monk Chant   Options split 7" with The Gossip  Play Loud!    0:30:53 ()
Azna De L'ader  Habil Imanin   Options Zabaya  Sahel Sounds    0:33:12 ()
Kabouter Chismus    Kabouter Chismus  Sloowtapes    0:36:46 ()
 
Kink Gong  Side B, #4   Options Chang Fo Ji  Discrepant    0:47:02 ()
Slugabed & Sega Bodega  Milk   Options Soundcloud demos  (no label)    0:48:01 ()
DZZ  Satellite's Words   Options SC046  Activia Benz    0:50:08 ()
I Jahbar  Copycat   Options Lighter Thief EP  Duppy Gun    0:52:21 ()
Stock Photography  We Sharpen Knives Now   Options Soundcloud demos  (no label)    0:56:30 ()
食品まつり a.k.a foodman  ooo   Options Soundcloud  (no label)    1:05:59 ()
Chris Lynn  Deal Harbor in June (skipjacks)   Options From Chance to Deal      1:08:45 ()
Arabrot featuring John Doran  Exercise Nr 1 DEMO   Options Soundcloud  (no label)    1:11:20 ()
Susan Alcorn  Hino Gelago   Options Evening Tales  Mystra    1:15:20 ()
Allen Ginsberg  Slack Key Guitar   Options The Last Word on First Blues  Omnivore    1:18:04 ()
 
The Dwarfs of East Agouza  Museum of Stranglers (Part II)   Options Bes  (no label)    1:29:17 ()
Overtone Ensemble  Adumbration   Options Overtone Ensemble  Important    1:41:15 ()
Gary Burton   And on the Third Day   Options Gary Burton's Bootleg Series 1971a: Moonchild (Nov 7th, 1971 Berlin, Philharmonie)    Gary Burton,vib/ Terje Rypdal,g/ Neville Whitehead,b/ Robert Wyatt,dr  1:48:03 ()
Walt Dickerson & Sun Ra  Utopia   Options Visions  SteepleChase    1:57:34 ()
Elliot Schwartz & Big Blood  Fungus Garden   Options Ant Farm  Feeding Tube    2:05:06 ()
Maciunas Ensemble  Stille Nacht, Heilge Nacht   Options 1976  Edition Telemark  plus The Detonic Miracle, by Central Palace Music (Important)  2:08:39 ()
Richard Beresis  Rajiwali Jorga Street Percussion   Options Indonesian Sounds  (no label)    2:17:24 ()
The Detonic Miracle  Central Palace Music   Options Central Palace Music  Important    2:24:16 ()
Federico Durand  Linternas junto a la laguna   Options A Traves del Espejo  12k    2:33:38 ()
Alice Coltrane  Oh Allah   Options Universal Consciousness  Superior Viaduct    2:39:04 ()
Lothar And The Hand People  This Is It   Options Presenting...  Decca    2:43:47 ()
Johanna Warren  Figure 8   Options nūmūn  Team Love    2:46:49 ()
Cat Power  Sea of Love   Options The Covers Record  Matador    2:49:40 ()
Beck  The Spirit Moves Me   Options Stereopathetic Soulmanure  Flipside    2:51:44 ()
Girls Of The Golden West  Round-Up Time In Texas   Options Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music 1923-1939  Trikont    2:53:51 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:03am Scraps deSelby:

H'lo h'lo Jesse, h'lo people
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:05am Scraps deSelby:

I think I have that Muffins track on a Recommended compilation
  Tue. 5/24/16 12:05am P-90:

Yo Frow & Co.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:06am common:

ello
  Tue. 5/24/16 12:06am Pete L:

Fantastic
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:11am Kurt Gottschalk:

just tuned in. totally thought that cate le bon track was a kleenex song i'd never heard before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:12am Scraps deSelby:

That Kevin Ayers song is funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:12am common:

hey kurt!
  Tue. 5/24/16 12:12am rw:

Howdy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:14am Kurt Gottschalk:

hiya common!
  Tue. 5/24/16 12:14am Danne D:

This is so good Jesse. Got a John Cale thing going on :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:15am Scraps deSelby:

Okay, this is also funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:16am Scraps deSelby:

But different funny [idiom]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 12:56am coelacanth:

greetings
  Tue. 5/24/16 1:09am Eric Hat:

Holy Schnikees. Staying home for this program beats going out to any stuopid bar on this brownish planet! Beautiful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 1:34am coelacanth:

i kept a notebook of what i liked 'till about 4(?) years ago, when i started listening via computer because my antenna was broken. i've done that since i was about 14 (?) also. (not wfmu, generally.)
  Tue. 5/24/16 1:46am rw:

How big is that notebook, coel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:04am coelacanth:

hey rw! as i remember- 2 spiral-bound notebooks, college ruled, 2 entries/line (100 pages each?...both sides). the older one must've been 3/4 full, and i think i was more like 11-12 when i started it. the first entry was "lothar and the hand people".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:05am coelacanth:

did you ever keep one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 5/24/16 2:10am sinister dexter:

loving the sounds! yes!
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:11am rw:

I remember starting a list of band names in Jr. High. It got fairly long but I don't remember how long. I lost interest once I started doing stuff like getting band names from the dividers at the record store. It was more fun when it was all from memory.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:12am rw:

Coincidentally the first band name was Lothar and the Hand People!
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:14am rw:

Okay. That's a lie. I don't remember the first band name. Maybe Blue Oyster Cult. Or Pink Floyd. Something like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:15am coelacanth:

hahaha! i was just about to ask if you were shitting me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:17am coelacanth:

...ironically....after all these decades and thousands of records, i still couldn't tell you what lothar and the hand people sound like!
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:19am rw:

They had a theramin. That's where the Hand People come in. I think they were sort of psych folk pop but I'm not totally sure.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:23am rw:

Actually, I think maybe Lothar is the name of their theremin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:23am coelacanth:

the purpose of the notebooks was so i could seek out the music eventually...i guess i should find lothar and the hand people music before i die!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:26am coelacanth:

yes, lothar was the theramin, according to wikipedia.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:27am coelacanth:

i'm moving soon. maybe i'll come across those notebooks. 'should be amusing.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:28am rw:

My dad had a compilation LP with a Lothar and the Hand People track on it when I was a little kid. I remember being intrigued in part because of their name. I think I've got a CD re-release somewhere too. My memory is that the CD is a little uneven but probably worth checking out.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:29am rw:

Moving sounds awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:36am coelacanth:

yeh, it's kinda weird that i never forgot that band name yet never familiarized myself with their music. none of their song titles are ringing a bell though, and i know i wrote a song down. (because i always did)
...now i really want to find the (earlier) notebook.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:41am rw:

It's a pretty memorable band name. I wonder if it was on my list in Jr. High. I'll bet it was. Just not likely first. Pretty sure Alice Coltrane was not on my list unfortunately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:44am coelacanth:

...along with my later notebook, once wfmu started archiving programs, i kept one with whole episodes listed - each of many djs having his/her own page(s)...just in case i one day got a computer!
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:45am rw:

Good luck finding the notebooks! I'm sure it would be fun to revisit!

And I'm out. Good night! Thanks Jesse! Have a good week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:45am coelacanth:

good night rw.
  Tue. 5/24/16 2:45am rw:

Ha! Sort of psych folk pop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:46am coelacanth:

haha! there it is! Thanks Jesse!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:48am coelacanth:

i like it! i'm sure much of what i wrote down when i was 12 i wouldn't like now; but yeah it is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 5/24/16 2:57am coelacanth:

Thanks Jesse. have a great week!
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