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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options April 26, 2018

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
James Last  Mr. Giant Man   Options Voodoo Party  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
AER Projector  The 16mm: It Belongs to A.L. Rees   Options Hiss (V/A)  0:23:29 (Pop‑up)
Area C  Felt, Not Seen   Options Map of Circular Thought  0:24:23 (Pop‑up)
International Harvester   Cello Spear   Options Remains  0:24:50 (Pop‑up)
Leif Elggren  Mother!!?   Options Hiss (V/A)  0:26:41 (Pop‑up)
Huntsville  The Appearance of a Wise Child   Options For the Middle Class  0:40:35 (Pop‑up)
Jan Jelinek  The Ballad of Soap...   Options Tierbobachtunger  0:52:06 (Pop‑up)
Feverdreams  Slowdance In Quicksand I & 2   Options Three Owls, Six Ears (V/A)  1:04:49 (Pop‑up)
Barry Truax  The Shaman Ascending   Options Spirit Journies  1:12:54 (Pop‑up)
François Bayle  Toupie dans le Ciel   Options Tremblements...  1:38:22 (Pop‑up)
Richard Youngs & Alex Neilson  Mexico (excerpt)   Options Ourselves  2:07:09 (Pop‑up)
The Open Secret  Dart on Discourse   Options A Geography for Plays  2:14:13 (Pop‑up)
Adam Bohman  Metal Mushroom   Options Music and Words  2:21:32 (Pop‑up)
Claus Böhmler  Live at the Lightbulb (excerpt)   Options live at the lightbulb 1981  2:27:12 (Pop‑up)
Jon Collin  Dirt   Options The Nature  2:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Claus Böhmler  Live at the Lightbulb (excerpt)   Options live at the lightbulb 1981  2:33:47 (Pop‑up)
International Harvester   Deep Sleep and Whatever After   Options Remains  2:49:27 (Pop‑up)
CAN  Bring Me Coffee or Tea   Options Tago Mago  2:53:34 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Little Tom Jones:

No I'm not dancing too hard I'm really feeling this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm BronwynB:

hello fabio and giant men
Avatar 3:06pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

who has giant carrot cake?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Linda Lee:

beautiful opener Fabio! 'afternoon everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm !ke:

Hey you butt-crack-y record scum and dirty hippies! Going to the Record Fair? The #7 train is not running to Court Square this weekend so don't go that way to get to the G train. Take the E to Court Square instead and switch to the G there. Or take the L (fastest), A, C, or F to Brooklyn and switch to the G there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm maestroso:

Thanks Ike!
  3:11pm ProgGrrl:

Good to know re the train stuff !ke
I'm gonna try to make it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Linda Lee:

train info should probably be posted on the home page!
Avatar 3:12pm Polyus:

One of these years I am gonna make the trip out there for the Record Fair, I swear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm pinholga:

Diggin this. Reminds me of Area C.
Avatar 3:13pm Chris from DC:

I was thinking the same thing, pinholga.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Dave:

Once again, a show I've never listened to on WFMU yet I like so far. Too much listening, not enough time.
Avatar 3:14pm βrian:

@Polyus: What's your locus?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Linda Lee:

& that's why God made the archives, Dave! listen at leisure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm sphere:

hello and hello again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Tiny Tom Jones:

I listen to all the archives in triple speed, so there's time to sleep.
Avatar 3:15pm βrian:

Now if only there were a time archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm pinholga:

Welcome to the Failure, Dave! It's one of my personal favorite spots on the schedule.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm ♪ke:

@Dave, this is one of the best shows! Which ones do you usually listen to? This & Daniel Blumin & Samantha are probably my faves. And about 36 others, ha ha.
Avatar 3:17pm βrian:

I just came out of a very dark, deep, byzantine rabbit hole where I lost half of the day. Feels good to get out.
Avatar 3:17pm Polyus:

@Brian - Minneapolis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm sphere:

I've been to the Record Fair a couple times and it is good fun for the audio-inclined. Though it takes discipline after your allotted cash runs out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Dave:

Samantha, Diane's Kamikaze and Put the Needle on the Record show's I listen to regularly via the archive's/Android app since I work in TV/Film at all odd hours without a computer. I'm on vacation and packing at home so this is the first time listening!
Avatar 3:20pm βrian:

What else is there to buy, besides beer and records?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm sphere:

CDs, pizza, and Australian-style hand pies.
Avatar 3:22pm Chris from DC:

International Harvester, sounds like? Whatever, this is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Linda Lee:

beautiful stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm sphere:

damn. this is Area C? i like muchly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm pinholga:

Haha! I win WFMU today!

Although Chris went for the daily double. Hat's off, sir!
Avatar 3:28pm Chris from DC:

Failure for 200 please Alex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm sphere:

oh it is Int'l Harvester. @Chris, all on you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm Tiny Tom Jones:

it's 3 pm on Thursday -- we all win
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Kat in Chicago:

Whoa, fancy new popup listening thing
Avatar 3:30pm Polyus:

What does the little heart icon mean again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Linda Lee:

amusing! the elder cat i care for generally ignores music ~ but she likes the leif elggren! she sits facing the sound, her eyes wide, ears moving! of course it's from 'hiss' ...
  3:31pm tomloops in minneapolis:

null tre och femtio...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm melinda:

@Polyus the little heart indicates a one-time donation vs. monthly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm melinda:

That's sweet Linda. Sounds for Eldercats.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Tiny Tom Jones:

i think i got the heart when I confirmed all my djs and swag for the latest marathon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Linda Lee:

apparently! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Linda Lee:

glad you're feeling better Fabio!
Avatar 3:34pm Chris from DC:

Steep, but that Remains box sounds incredible.
Avatar 3:37pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Welcome back, Fabio. My hand failed on the ice. I fell, and sprained and strained it. Need PT. I cannot cut ham, but I can start a snowblower.
Avatar 3:37pm βrian:

Record fair?? Why did nobody say?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm ⓔⓘⓚ:

Everybody favorite "Mr. Giant Man" if you haven't already to give Matt W. and the Eagles the business!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm sphere:

@ Chris - No way I can buy the set. I just got five Creel Pones from Broken-Music and I'm tapped out for a while.
  3:41pm Testing---testing:

Pop up question for anyone that knows. Received an FMU Blast email about the Record Fair. Event Highlights has The Manson Family: An Opera slated for 1pm Saturday. The website does not mention of this on the Record Fair page. It is happening/It isn't happening/Will Iggy be performing live? Thanks for your response in advance.
Avatar 3:42pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

I really think the middle class is dissappearing.
Avatar 3:42pm Honeybear:

ciao amici miei banditi
Avatar 3:43pm Lixiviated Life:

Another chance to achieve utter failure.
Ciao Fabio
Avatar 3:44pm Honeybear:

am still reeling from the showing of Salvatore Giuliano @ Anthology a fortnight ago
Avatar 3:44pm Lixiviated Life:

Ciao tutti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think it was in Reader's Digest where I read that failure is the best medicine. They also recommend to call people by their first name a lot.
Avatar 3:47pm northguineahills:

You're not wrong, Wild Neil. My wife and I make more then my parents ever did adjusting for inflation, and I could never dream to live their lifestyle (not that I want to live like them, but you get the picture).
Avatar 3:49pm βrian:

Never been in a union myself, but I think the demise of unions has had a lot to do with the demise of the middle class.
Avatar 3:50pm northguineahills:

Huntsville, new to me and digdug, from Alabama?
Avatar 3:51pm northguineahills:

Well, the loss of competitive wages, life time job security, pensions, and crippling student debt are all factors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm ♪ke:

Automation is already appearing in fast food restaurants. Have you seen the kiosks where you can order food at McBarf's? We have to tax the rich heavily so we can afford a universal WPA. People need a mission, a purpose, or they'll flip out and do meth or opioids all day while watching extremist political videos. No entrepreneur will save you Neil! No great man will do it! No strongman! Reject them! The blue side is the blue light special that you want! (No offense, not trying to be a troublemaker.)
Avatar 3:54pm northguineahills:

Davy Williams is great experimental guitarist from Alabama.
Avatar 3:54pm Fabio:

@northguineahills: from Norway it apparently.
Avatar 3:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks Fabio!
Avatar 3:56pm βrian:

I felt a sense of unreality when I paid off my student debts. Mine weren't insanely high, but still.
Avatar 3:56pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

I think the pure greed of large manufacturers offshoring jobs (and subsequent wealth creation and intellectual property) to China is the cause. China got rich, we got poorer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm Tiny Tom Jones:

lovin this track
Avatar 3:58pm Polyus:

come listen to the tragic tale of Soap.
Avatar 3:59pm βrian:

Soap? "All-One!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Tiny Tom Jones:

Tierbobachtunger is a word which appears only on WFMU playlists (!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Linda Lee:

Tierbobachtunger adds life!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm ♪ke:

You're not wrong, @WN, but some Chinese people are now losing jobs to automation (and some of those jobs that aren't being automated are going to even cheaper countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm sphere:

If you like Fabio and Daniel Blumin, might I suggest listening to Bryce? That's probably a sonic slam-dunk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Carmichael:

Heya Fabs and The Fabulosi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm ⓔⓘⓚ:

Oh yeah @sphere, the Marbles in a Blender show starring Bryce is crackerjack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Tiny Tom Jones:

rubber baby buggy bumpers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Tiny Tom Jones:

Ridgewood Radio on Wednesdays on the Drummer stream is also very good for experimental music
Avatar 4:08pm Lixiviated Life:

bryce has his moments of clarity
Avatar 4:08pm Polyus:

What is it X-ray Burns always complains about? Clicking and bug noises?
Avatar 4:09pm northguineahills:

I'm still paying off my student loans from grad school, but that's from living in NYC as a grad student and paying off a surgery w/o insurance w/ it as well.
Avatar 4:09pm northguineahills:

(and that was 15 years ago).
Avatar 4:10pm Lixiviated Life:

we are what we owe
Avatar 4:10pm northguineahills:

China has been off-shoring its jobs to SE Asia and Central America for over 10 years.
Avatar 4:11pm βrian:

Student health insurance saved my ass twice. Surgery was covered 100% for a $500 policy. Amen!
Avatar 4:12pm Lixiviated Life:

if not for debit i would have no value
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Devin B.:

Yes, Lix. We are all repackaged financial products now.
Avatar 4:15pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

i am LATE.
Avatar 4:15pm Lixiviated Life:

we are our own fiat currency
Avatar 4:16pm SimplyTC:

Learn Modern Monetary Theory. #learnmmt
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm sphere:

I am actually a sentient entry in the blockchain.
Avatar 4:23pm βrian:

What's a "journie?"
Avatar 4:23pm βrian:

  4:25pm Michiel:

Cool transition from that last ditty. All relaxed now.
Avatar 4:25pm SimplyTC:

Loving the background elevator music!
Avatar 4:25pm northguineahills:

As an undergrad, student health insurance was quite cheap, but CUNY didn't have an affordable health insurance program when I was there as a grad student.
Avatar 4:27pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

what is this OOBER thing you say
  4:27pm own crabapplesatellite Johnson:

You can ride your bike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm sphere:

In my experience, grad students are treated like resources of one sort or another. They don't have to account to parents for them.
  4:31pm tomloops in minneapolis:

so you don’t Want Chung?
  4:32pm tomloops in minneapolis:

Wang... I meant Wang
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm mrdonutsu:

According to Friedkin, the main reason he chose Wang Chung to compose the soundtrack was because the band "stands out from the rest of contemporary music ... What they finally recorded has not only enhanced the film, it has given it a deeper, more powerful dimension".
Avatar 4:32pm northguineahills:

Killing Zoe was the first film I hosted at the University theater as a young freshman as part of the film club.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm !ke:

I've never seen that movie but Fabio's review is hilarious.

Oh and Killer Joe was better as a play than as a movie. Not that the movie is terrible or anything, but....
Avatar 4:33pm Honeybear:

happen to be very near the quad right now actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm melinda:

@Ike me neither but it's fun to hear it ripped apart.
Avatar 4:34pm Honeybear:

but I think I'd rather keep my job
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm The Oscar:

Been too busy to comment today, but just wanted to share that I interviewed the director of Liquid Sky last month! bostonhassle.com...
Avatar 4:36pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

[salutes th'Hassle]
Avatar 4:37pm SimplyTC:

Jobs are overrated... Go see the flick!
Avatar 4:37pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: BAYLE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Linda Lee:

@The Oscar ~ must read! favorite film!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Linda Lee:

i hear the new print is really lovely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm The Oscar:

Thanks Rev! I edit and write for the film section on the site and the paper, and I've always appreciated Fabio's movie rundowns as working toward the same ends :)
Avatar 4:38pm Honeybear:

@simply am sorely tempted
Avatar 4:39pm Chris from DC:

Killer show today. After work beersies at 5:00, but more of this first please.
Avatar 4:39pm northguineahills:

Sweet, The Oscar!
Avatar 4:39pm βrian:

@Oscar: What's your take on The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm The Oscar:

@Linda Lee I left it out of the interview, but Slava was somewhat annoyed that the Boston Underground Film Festival was showing a vintage 35mm print rather than the restoration haha
Avatar 4:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

It's been hellish enough recently that beersies will commence here during work. #TeamBondingDoneRight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm The Oscar:

@Brian I've actually never seen it! Which insane, because I'm a fan of both Herzog and the real-life story.
Avatar 4:41pm Chris from DC:

The way things should be, RTD.
Avatar 4:43pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Oscar: my knowledge of Boston Hassle is thanks to HassleFest [which i played in 2012 at the weirdly fabulous cambridge elks lodge] .. a very strange evening it was..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm !ke:

@RTD@4:27, from what I've gathered, the "Oober" is an evil sexist gestalt creature that absorbs the jobless into its gelatinous ooze and tortures them on the streets while transporting people from place to place in exchange for little pieces of their souls and some cash-ola. Or something like that. I've avoided it like the plague so far.
Avatar 4:43pm northguineahills:

I've never seen Liquid Sky w/ the sound on, but it was commonly playing on mute while I or a friend of mine was djing at various clubs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Linda Lee:

@The Oscar ~ i get it, just because the new print seems like the optimal experience of the film to date.
Avatar 4:43pm βrian:

Hah! I told my wife to watch it. She said it was like eating gravel. Good fodder for impressions, in any case. (As in Kaspar sings Al Green, etc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Linda Lee:

you've missed everything, ngh! :-)
Avatar 4:44pm Honeybear:

@ !ke - yup - the name doesn't have nazi overtones for nuthin
Avatar 4:45pm βrian:

Don't they have a regional office in Texas? Über Dallas.
  4:46pm nic:

love this !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Linda Lee:

speaking of: have yet to hear anything from the 'liquid sky' soundtrack on fmu, after 30+ years!
  4:50pm Michiel:

CoolEdit used to have filters to induce certain brainwaves to make you relaxed or alert or angry. This music induces brainwaves to remind me of that.
Avatar 4:51pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Just looked up Bayle to make sure he's still with us (so to speak), & discovered tomorrow is his 86th birthday: or did you announce that & I missed it?
Avatar 4:51pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Avatar 4:52pm Chris from DC:

I'll raise a glass for this shortly. Just a great piece here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Linda Lee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Mick:

This piece is terrific, and very happy to hear about the birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Tiny Tom Jones:

a toupie is a spinning top
  4:58pm Michiel:


Spun in the sky. perfect tense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Tiny Tom Jones:

anagram of "utopie", utopia
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02pm Linda Lee:

@The Oscar ~ very nice article! i've been reading a lot of pieces on LS lately & your intro says as much about the film as most full-length pieces. great interview also! & the new trailer looks great.
Avatar 5:04pm northguineahills:

Didn't bail, had to water the garden. Nice bail of Bayle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Don't stack your hay, Bayle it!
  5:22pm nic:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm common:

my train failed. but hello!
  5:43pm Michiel:

The 2018 International Harvester bails hay at double speed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm mrdonutsu:

I thought this was going to be Inutili I hadn't heard yet.
Avatar 5:44pm northguineahills:

good one, Michiel!
Avatar 5:54pm northguineahills:

Super thanks, Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Bas NL:

Heh, that's me to the archives again... why am i always home late on Thursdays? My failure for sure.. Thanks in futurespect Fabio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Bas NL:

Yay for the archives! Great show Fabio!
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