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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options September 20, 2017: Wordworks

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Lenny Bruce on stage with dancer Windee Gayle at the Orchid Room, Waikiki.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Lenny Bruce   To Come   Options To is a Preposition, Come is a Verb  Douglas  1970  Recorded early 60s. 
Malawi Mouse Boys  Kulira Kwambewa (The Crying of the Mouse)   Options Forever is 4 U  Omnivore Records  2016  Ridgewood Radio Theme 
Music behind DJ:
Alva Noto 
Anthem Berlin (For the Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland)   Options For 2  Line Sound Art Editions  2006  composed by Carsten Nicolai, excerpt 
Shelley Hirsch, Sarah Bernstein, Damon Smith  Live Set   Options Work Series curated by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore  H0L0  9/14/2017  Hirsch, voice; Bernstein, violin; Smith, bass. Organized by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore 
Chris Mann   Live Set   Options Work Series curated by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore  The Sump  4/12/2017  Chris Mann, text and voice 
Morgan Vo  Live Set   Options Fire Over Heaven series curated by Che Chen  Outpost Artists Resources  5/18/2017  Morgan Vo, guitar and voice 
Loren Connors, Daniel Carter, Steve Dalachinsky  Live Set   Options Work Series curated by David Watson & Ian Douglas-Moore  H0L0  8/10/2017  Connors, guitar; Carter, sax and trumpet; Dalachinsky, text and voice 
Kurt Schwitters  Ursonate   Options Ursonate  Wergo  1993  First written in 1926 and published in 1932. The final version, however, developed by way of innumerable performances given by Schwitters between 1926 and 1932. The exact date and place of this recording is unknown. 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm listener james from westwood:

Early hellos! This copy editor is looking forward to Bruce's semantic breakdown.
Avatar 3:02pm weinstein:

Here we go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm listener james from westwood:

Proud to report the person who intro'd me to Lenny Bruce was my mom! (Also the "Hair" soundtrack. Both in middle school!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm listener james from westwood:

After I and my friends stumbled across the cartoon animated to accompany his "Thank You Masked Man," on a video compilation of other "adult comics" waaaaaay before YouTube, we were able to crack one another up for years after by dropping lines from that skit.
Avatar 3:14pm Sem Chumbo:

Well, dang. Missed Lenny. Had some of his routines memorized in my callow youth. Religions Incorporated still comes to me at odd moments.
Along for the duration, I'll sit in the back, quietly, DW. Hiya, ljfromw.
Avatar 3:15pm weinstein:

Hey James and Chumbo, the Carnegie Hall concert is probably my fave; the backstory is fabulous and stories amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm doctorjazz:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm listener james from westwood:

@Sem: The record my mom intro'd me to Lenny with was, indeed, the one w/ that bit. "Yes, I'm dumb! I've got two Lincoln Continentals, that's h' goddamn dumb _I_ am!"
Avatar 3:18pm weinstein:

Doctorjazz! We've got Daniel Carter later today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm doctorjazz:

Right up my alley! (digging this Shelly Hirsch, Bernstein/Smith set in the meantime...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Jeff Golick:

Got a surprise dose of Daniel Carter last week, when he opened (with Loren Connors) for Mount Eerie. Hoping someone taped it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm Jeff Golick:

Also: hello.
Avatar 3:28pm weinstein:

Well. Loren Connors is on this one today with him. And hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm listener james from westwood:

Jeff! Caught your last in the archives. Sorry that past week and change had been such a siege of mortality. Hoping this one's brought bluer skies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Jeff Golick:


And thanks very much, @listener james. The mortality rate in my immediate vicinity has thankfully slowed (though I'm sure that's little solace to: Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, etc etc etc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm doctorjazz:

Heading out, try to catch some more in the car!
(Hi Jeff! Was away, saw the last show was cancelled, hope nothing too bad, sounds that way from James' comment. Hope things have settled a bit).
  3:39pm d:

great recording ... sounds great ,

nice guide to mann

d w
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm Stanley:

Hello David and Ridgewooders.
(Takes seat at back next to Sem Chumbo)
Avatar 3:42pm Sem Chumbo:

Nice cologne you're wearing, my friend. New?
Avatar 3:43pm weinstein:

Hey! Back row!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Jeff Golick:

Chris Mann strikes a "calmer Adam Curtis" note.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Stanley:

That's gin!
  3:47pm d w:

Mann sounding rather like Alan Watts....
Avatar 3:47pm Sem Chumbo:

I like to wear a bay leaf under each arm. Who doesn't like the aroma of soup?
Hiya, Stanley.
Avatar 3:51pm weinstein:

Isn't that a George Carlin thing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm listener james from westwood:

"I wore an onion on my hip, as was the style of the time..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Jeff Golick:

Also, Steve Martin wore tuna fish sandwich.
Avatar 3:56pm Sem Chumbo:

Ah, yes, early *hippie* Carlin.
  4:05pm zm:

just tuned in. sounds good!
  4:09pm Doctorjazz:

Different sound to the show today
(couldn't place the Richard Thompson tune, nice)
Avatar 4:24pm weinstein:

I wanted to mention one line from the Chris Mann piece just because it resonated with me so completely: "Off is a medium".
Avatar 4:51pm Sem Chumbo:

This has been an ear-opener for me. Thank you, DW, will be back next time.
Avatar 4:53pm weinstein:

Thank you! Jazz is right tho, this one was a little off our usual raucous edgey collection, but we embrace all!
Avatar 4:55pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Here comes sound collage magic! "The World Opens Up when you Take Structure Away": lastever.org... Try! In 4 minutes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm listener james from westwood:

molto bene, ridgewoodians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Stanley:

Very interesting show, thanks David
Avatar 4:57pm weinstein:

Thanks all always for hanging in there and pitching in to this little conversation!
Avatar 4:59pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Thanks David!
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