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Options November 30, 2017: The Robot
Animation via Richard Gruesome

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
Teach in  The Robot   Options   CNR  1979  45   
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Gennady Rozhdestvensky  Stufen   Options Symphony / Stufen  Chandos  1993  CD  Composed by Sofia Gubaidulina in 1992 
Polish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Krakow with Daniel Olbrychski  A Survivor From Warsaw, Op. 46   Options Music From Six Continents: 1992 Series  Vienna Modern Masters  1992  CD  Composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1946 
Russian Symphony Orchestra  Gogol Suite   Options Schnittke/Khrennikov  Pope Music  1996  CD  Composed by Alfred Schnittke in 1981 
Yuki Yano featuring the Saboten  Peter and the Wolf   Options Night of the Crimson Moon  RCA. T Records  2013  CD  Composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1936, arranged by Yuki Yano and Saboten 
Derek Bailey / Greg Goodman  A Band Of Our Rats Will Each Morning Copiously Water Our Fleet (Take This Umbrella)   Options Extracting Fish-Bones From the Back of the Despoiler  The Beak Doctor  2017  LP  Recorded September, 1992 
Peter Ablinger  22 Kanons für Peter Lackner   Options Peter Ablinger / Luke Moldof  Bánh Mì Verlag  2017  LP   
Lengow & HEyeRMEarS / Otomo Yoshihide & Sachiko M with DJ Mao and Peter Skala   Memory Disorder 5   Options Warholes or All Andy Would Enjoy (And Fear) / Warhol Memory Disorder  HEyeRMEarS/DISCORBIE  2003  CD   
Roberto Cacciapaglia  Sparkling World   Options The Ann Steel Album  Мирумир  2015  LP  Originally released in 1979 
Neil Young  We R in Control   Options Trans  Geffen  1982  LP   
Boredoms  Super Roots 7+ (EY∃ Remix)   Options Super Roots 7  WEA Japan  1999  CD   
Dave Bixby  Drug Song   Options Ode to Quetzalcoatl  Guerssen  2009  CD  Originally released in 1969 
David Bowie  Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud   Options Space Oddity  Ryko  1990  CD  Originally released in 1969 
Loren Connors  The Departing of a Dream, Volume V (part one)   Options The Departing of a Dream, Vol. V  Family Vineyard  2016  10"   
John Lee Hooker  Country Boy   Options It Serves You Right to Suffer  MCA  1999  CD  Originally released in 1965 
Amina Claudine Myers Sextet  Country Girl   Options Country Girl  MInor Music  1986  LP   

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55am annie:

ready freddie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Uncle Michael:

We will, Kurt. Don't be a stranger.
  9:08am V Priceless:

Avatar 9:08am Kurt Gottschalk:

hi, annie!
unk, we will what?
Avatar 9:08am Kurt Gottschalk:

heya veep!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Uncle Michael:

Remember you.
Avatar 9:09am Kurt Gottschalk:

oh! aw, thanks.
Avatar 9:12am Kurt Gottschalk:

should i play that simple minds song that everyone likes but me?
Avatar 9:12am Richard Gruesome:

I love how all the late-Soviet/post-Soviet composers throw a little harpsichord into everything
Avatar 9:14am Kurt Gottschalk:

they all had state-issued harpsichords, didn't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am Doug Schulkind:

What a freakin fantastic run you've had on these Thursday mornings, Kurt. Indelible and hugely pleasurable. I am grateful.
Avatar 9:19am Richard Gruesome:

they all studied with music theorist Philip Herskovich who was a harpsichordist. Also, the state-issued harpsichords may be somewhat related
Avatar 9:19am Kurt Gottschalk:

thanks, boss!
Avatar 9:20am Kurt Gottschalk:

ah, richard, i didn't know that. thanks.
Avatar 9:35am Richard Gruesome:

yay! more post-Soviet harpsichord!
Avatar 9:36am Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 9:38am Kurt Gottschalk:

btw, richard, i found this piece listed as a 1975 and a 1980 composition. i went with what's on the cd but do you know the correct year?
Avatar 9:39am northguineahills:

We could all use a little more Bender.
  9:42am Alf from Upstate:

Loving this Schnittke. Thank you.
Avatar 9:43am Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, the bender is going nicely with the gogol.

hi, alf!
Avatar 9:44am Richard Gruesome:

Grove and the Ivashkin biography both list the Gogol Suite as 1981
Avatar 9:46am Kurt Gottschalk:

OK! so that's three different years! but i'll trust your research and change it when i can.
Avatar 9:52am KP:

Hello and goodbye, Kurt!
Avatar 9:52am winterese:

i love the transition from gubaidulina to schoenberg to schnittke. kind of a summary of the last century especially in europe, and i don't mean only music...
Avatar 9:53am Kurt Gottschalk:

hey, kp!

winter, nice observation. and there's one more to come in this little morning quadtych.
Avatar 9:54am winterese:

oh also, so interesting about Philip Herskovich!
Avatar 9:58am Richard Gruesome:

Maybe the discrepancy in dates is between the original incidental music and the suite, if you want to get technical. (and I do)
Avatar 9:59am Richard Gruesome:

but you guys should check out the book Such Freedom, If Only Musical: Unofficial Soviet Music During the Thaw by Peter Schmelz
Avatar 10:00am Kurt Gottschalk:

oh, that sounds super interesting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am annie:

i love you, but i'm shutting down the comments, they freeze the 'puter up.. still listening
Avatar 10:05am Kurt Gottschalk:

as long as we've got your ears, annie, we're good.
Avatar 10:07am Richard Gruesome:

I've got a skype meeting, so I'm gonna stop listening but I'm staying on the comments so it all evens out.
Avatar 10:08am Kurt Gottschalk:

you're stopping cuzza this theremin prokofiev, aren't you?
  10:08am P-90:

Yo Kurt, Mino-Torreadors, and Mini-Tourists.
Really, really enjoying the show this morning.
I mean really.
Avatar 10:09am winterese:

RG - we will! thank you for the recommendation!
Avatar 10:09am Kurt Gottschalk:

ah, p-90, that's nice to hear.
Avatar 10:11am winterese:

R.G. that's an interesting, maybe even subversive method of listening - not to the music but to the comments :)
Avatar 10:22am Richard Gruesome:

I think these days it may be more subversive to comment on something you're actually paying attention to rather than immediate reactions
Avatar 10:23am Richard Gruesome:

(or maybe not, I didn't really think that through before posting)
Avatar 10:23am northguineahills:

Not familiar w/ Greg Goodman.
Avatar 10:25am winterese:

oh, thank you got D.B.!!! several years ago i started to listen to derek bailey on the subway (as you know m.l.), almost every time. i think they compliment each other so beautifully.... but greg goodman is marvelous too, maybe even better that train sounds
Avatar 10:27am Kurt Gottschalk:

haha, i bet greg would like that review.
Avatar 10:46am coelacanth∅:

good morning Kurt, and 1/2 beasts
- are you playing something that's inaudible over the sound of the laptop cooling fan, or am i having technical difficulties?
Avatar 10:47am Kurt Gottschalk:

currently playing a piece for six pianos which, yes, at times is very quiet.
Avatar 10:47am coelacanth∅:

oh i heard something!
Avatar 10:47am Kurt Gottschalk:

hopefully you're hearing it now.
Avatar 10:48am winterese:

love Peter Ablinger, didn't know him! thank you, that's amazing
Avatar 10:49am coelacanth∅:

i thought it was the lady bugs organising against different panes of glass, but it's 6 pianos.
Avatar 10:50am Kurt Gottschalk:

coel, ha!
Avatar 11:09am coelacanth∅:

i appreciated this album considerably more once i read about his inspiration for it.
Avatar 11:10am Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar 11:11am coelacanth∅:

Avatar 11:12am coelacanth∅:

(i think i misspelled that!)
Avatar 11:13am Kurt Gottschalk:

yes, i think it should be 7 s's at the end
Avatar 11:14am coelacanth∅:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Uncle Michael:

This Boredoms is so good.
Avatar 11:23am V Priceless:

abowie! Cheers, Paul Buckmaster - RIP!
Avatar 11:25am V Priceless:

@ KG - finally received TC&I CD! Haven't had a chance to listen yet, though...
Avatar 11:25am Kurt Gottschalk:

per your request 2 weeks ago, veep, even tho you didn't exactly request it.
Avatar 11:26am V Priceless:

ha! tanx!
Avatar 11:26am winterese:

Avatar 11:35am Kurt Gottschalk:

ah, veep, glad it came. i still have a 45 for you, too.
Avatar 11:48am V Priceless:

hey KG been enjoying your word of the week segment on W&B
Avatar 11:49am Kurt Gottschalk:

ah, thanks veep. it's fun!
Avatar 11:52am Kurt Gottschalk:

oooooh, right! it says 'remember me' on the gif! now i get the reference from the second comment three hours ago!
Avatar 11:55am coelacanth∅:

haha! ...and -"theremin prokofiev"?
Avatar 11:56am Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, that's an amazing record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for a memorable four months of Thursday mornings, Kurt!
Avatar 11:57am northguineahills:

Thanks again, Kurt!
Avatar 11:57am coelacanth∅:

i saw a band with a theremin on tuesday. really good, though not just because of the theremin.
Avatar 11:59am V Priceless:

yes, nice run Kurt! Thanks a heap! Don't be a stranger, ya hear?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Uncle Michael:

Thank you, Kurt. I'll miss you on Thursday mornings.
Avatar 12:00pm Richard Gruesome:

great show! great run of shows!
Avatar 12:00pm coelacanth∅:

that's it? Yes we need you!
Avatar 12:01pm winterese:

this was a amazing sequence of shows, my love. i know miniature minotaurs will return soon!
Avatar 12:02pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Kurt! i look forward to the fill-ins.
take good care.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Uncle Michael:

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