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Saturday, October 20, 2018 Options
Singles Going Steady Week on WFMU:
Rob and Katie Dueling 45s: Indie Rock vs the Planet

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As part of WFMU’s annual Singles Going Steady Week, Rob ping-pongs tracks with better half Katie Gentile. Katie pits her collection of rare and classic vintage indie rock against Rob's vintage and contemporary global sounds - exclusively on 7" vinyl.

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TICKET GIVEAWAY TONIGHT to see this World Music Institute concert:

Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St, Brooklyn, Sunday night Nov 4th.

Doors at 6 pm, DJ Henri set at 7 pm, live music at 8 pm. 1 pair of tickets available.

Show info:

Artist info:

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World Music Institute info:

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To get in the running for a pair of tickets: Email me, Rob W, here, and please put the word "TIX" in the subject line. Deadline to enter is tonight (Saturday) at midnight. Winner will be notified by Monday. Anyone may enter but preference will be given to folks who haven't won tickets in the last six weeks.

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About Mamadou Diabate:

Mamadou Diabate is an award-winning balafon master and composer born in Burkina Faso. He comes from a traditional “Jeli” family of musicians and storytellers of the Sambla people and began his professional training at the age of five with his father Penegue Diabate, who was considered the best balafon player beyond the borders of the Sambla culture. Mamadou Diabate & Percussion Mania has a unique lineup with two balafons as lead instruments, delivering spectacular balafon duels between Mamadou and his cousin Yacouba Konate. They won the Grand Prix of the "Triangle du Balafon" competition in Mali (2012) and Diabate was made Knight of the National Order of Burkina Faso (2017).

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This Week's Playlist:

Dan Spataru: Seranata Options / 7" / Electrecord (0:00:00 Pop‑up)

The Mayfields: Deeper Than the Ocean Options / 7" / Bus Stop (0:03:15 Pop‑up)

Grupo Guatambo: Apreta el Pomo Options / 7" / Parnaso (0:06:47 Pop‑up)

Spinanes: Suffice Options / 7" / IMP (0:09:10 Pop‑up)

Liang Yi Ling and The Stylers: 愛在虚無飄渺間 / 7" / Panda Records YHEP 181 (0:13:08 Pop‑up)
Love is in the Air

The Verlaines: Death and the Maiden Options / 7" / Flying Nun (0:20:15 Pop‑up)

Pesnyary: Paren' Pashnu Pashet (A Boy Ploughing) Options / 7" / Melodiya / 1974 (0:24:18 Pop‑up)
From Belarus. Melodiya, M62-35875-6

Saturn V: Skyfall Options / 7" / Kokopop (0:27:40 Pop‑up)

Mariza Koch: To Armenaki Options / 7" / Minos (0:30:38 Pop‑up)

Velvet Crush: Everything Flows Options / 7" (0:36:37 Pop‑up)

Group Inerane: Ikabkaban Options / Guitars From Agadez Vol. 4 7" / Sublime Frequencies (0:38:30 Pop‑up)

New Christs: The Burning of Rome Options / 7" / Citadel (0:42:05 Pop‑up)

Bereket and his Group: Imbeytey Weizero Options / 7" / Philips (0:47:03 Pop‑up)
Bereket Mengistaab, from Eritrea

Richard Thompson: When the Spell is Broken Options / 7" / Polydor (0:50:38 Pop‑up)

Esma: Makedonijo, Rosno Cveće Options / 7" / Radio-Televizije Beograd / 1972 (0:56:37 Pop‑up)

Palace Songs: Horses Options / 7" / Drag City ‎ (1:07:13 Pop‑up)
Written by Jon Langford and Sally Timms

Vaska Ilieva: Stojan Na Stanka Dumaše Options / 7" / Jugoton (1:11:33 Pop‑up)

The Bats: Mastery Options / 7" / Flying Nun (1:16:48 Pop‑up)

Cornershop: Brimful of Asha Options / 7" EP / Luaka Bop (1:19:07 Pop‑up)

Unrest: Isabel Options / Isabel Bishop 7" / TeenBeat (1:24:21 Pop‑up)

Victor Uwaifo: Akwete Options / Dancing Time No. 8 7" / Philips (1:33:35 Pop‑up)

World Of Pooh: Stones of Judgement Options / A Trip To Your Tonsils 7" / Nuf Sed (1:37:37 Pop‑up)

Orch. Safari Park (featuring Remmy Ongala): Yote Yama Options / 7" / Polydor (1:39:53 Pop‑up)

The Someloves: Melt Options / 7" / White Label Records (1:43:27 Pop‑up)

Ștefania Stere: Dunăre, Potecă Lină Options / 7" / Electrecord (1:47:19 Pop‑up)

The Ex: The Stonestamper's Song Options / 7" (1:49:03 Pop‑up)

Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle: Mujhe Galese Lagalo Options / Aaj aur Kal 7" / EMI (1:53:46 Pop‑up)

Yo La Tengo: Cast a Shadow Options / 7" / Bar/None Records (2:04:31 Pop‑up)

Johnny Colon: Mambo Suzie Options / 7" / Cotique (2:04:46 Pop‑up)

Matt Allison: Heyday Options / 7" / Bus Stop (2:07:04 Pop‑up)

Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta: ¡Cafeteando! Options / 7" / Electric Cowbell (2:10:19 Pop‑up)
GIG: Fri, October 26 @ Nublu 151, 151 Ave C in the Lower East Side

The Saints: Temple of the Lord Options / 7" / Mushroom (2:12:27 Pop‑up)

Los Chunguitos: Baila Mi Ritmo Options / 7" / EMI (2:15:42 Pop‑up)

Bird Nest Roys: Jaffa Boy Options (2:25:47 Pop‑up)

Messengers Dance Band: Berrere Options / 7" / Decca (2:22:23 Pop‑up)

Swell Maps: Read About Seymour Options / 7" / Rough Trade (2:28:32 Pop‑up)

Paito y los Gaiteros de Punta Brava: La Cumbia Isleña Options / 7" / Sonidos Enraizados (2:30:14 Pop‑up)

Television Personalities: Three Wishes Options / 7" (2:34:26 Pop‑up)

Alvarius B: Sorban Palid Options / 7" / Poon Village (2:38:04 Pop‑up)
Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls / Sublime Frequencies singing a famous Indonesian standard

Chris Bell: You and Your Sister Options / 7" / Car Records ‎ (2:42:55 Pop‑up)

Teodosievski Ensemble: Cocek 333 Options / 7" / Jugoton (2:48:53 Pop‑up)

Bozidar Milosevic "Boki": Cocek Options / 7" / Radio-Televizije Beograd (2:56:23 Pop‑up)

Papa Wemba: M'Fono Yami Options / 7" / EMI (2:58:22 Pop‑up)

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Email here to JOIN the TSP E-MAIL LIST for giveaways, show news!

If you want to be on an email list for special ticket and music giveaways and to hear news about upcoming specials and special events (including our upcoming Sat May 26th holiday weekend live remote from the amazing Issyra African Art Gallery in Hoboken) - send an email to Rob W here and be sure to write "list" in the subject line.

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Organizations supporting the rights of immigrants and refugees:

(For more suggestions see

National Immigration Law Center: Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

National Immigration Forum: The National Immigration Forum is one of the leading immigrant advocacy organizations in the country, with a mission to advocate for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation.

New York Immigration Coalition: The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Arab American Family Support Center (New York City): The Arab-American Family Support Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-sectarian organization that provides culturally and linguistically sensitive services to immigrant communities throughout New York City.

Action NYC: ActionNYC connects New Yorkers to free, safe immigration legal help. You can make an appointment to learn your immigration legal options and get immigration application assistance. There are ActionNYC sites in all five boroughs. Appointments are required. Your appointment will be in your language.

Immigration Equality is the leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization in the country. It provide s advice and legal services to thousands of LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants seeking refuge, fair treatment, and freedom in the United States. The work is truly lifesaving because there are nearly 80 countries around the world where it is a crime to be LGBTQ, with consequences up to and including the death penalty. For this reason, Immigration Equality fights to obtain asylum in the United States for LGBTQ and HIV-positive refugees - with a remarkable 99% win rate.

International Refugee Assistance Project: The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid and systemic policy advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

International Rescue Committee: The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF): AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans by combining litigation, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Issues / focus include immigrant rights, civic participation and voting rights, economic justice for workers, language access to services, educational equity, housing and environmental justice, and the elimination of anti-Asian violence, police misconduct, and human trafficking.

Make the Road New York (MRNY): MRNY builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

Make the Road New Jersey (MRNJ): Make the Road New Jersey builds the power of immigrant and working class communities in New Jersey to achieve dignity and justice through community organizing, legal and support services, transformative education and policy innovation.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Rob W:

Good evening chresti and everyone!
Avatar 6:10pm slugluv1313:

hi Katie! hi Rob!
what a happy surprise to hear you both here!
  6:12pm takalado:

that was an amazing song! portuguese night shift reportin in
  6:13pm Katie:

Hi slugluv! Debo and Dumpling are excited to see you soon.
  6:14pm Katie:

Avatar 6:19pm slugluv1313:

awwww please give them cuddles for me in the meantime :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Bas NL:

Rob! Katie! And hello all!
  6:31pm Katie:

Hello Bas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Rob & all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm chresti:

Avatar 7:06pm northguineahills:

old-school Serbian folk! (northern Macedonian, somewhat close)
Avatar 7:07pm northguineahills:

Dinner time, I've yet to eat today. Now off to market, to try my hand at Nigerian rice curry! Be back soon!
Avatar 7:12pm northguineahills:

Love Will Oldham!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Rob W:

I'm monitoring the the new-favoriting of songs and I see that I have come from behind and my tracks now lead Katie 11 to 10. Clearly my voter suppression and gerrymandering tactics have succeeded!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Rob W:

Katie moves ahead 12-11 with two people faving the Bats - my plot has been temporarily foiled!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Sean d:

This is a favorite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm RomanDogBird:

unrest, yay!
Avatar 7:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Corner Shop -Yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

Liang Yi Ling and The Stylers: 愛在虚無飄渺間 / 7" / Panda Records YHEP 181
Love is in the Air doesn't have a star
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm chresti:

now now
  7:35pm Pepperford:

Great show, Love to hear me some Palace
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm chresti:

actually high tea/ happy hour, here
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm coelacanth∅:

now 2 titles on the playlist have no stars to fill
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm coelacanth∅:

(oh back to just one now)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm chresti:

ngh said it's on account of the title with chinese characters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm TristaC.LadyCaveBrat:

Nom. Nom. Nom. Safari Park (featuring Remmy Ongala): Yote Yama. <3
  7:49pm efd via mobile device:

I knew I recognized the voice of Don Mariani! Couldn’t place the song right away so I had to come to the playlist to see what it was. Enjoying the show you guys, albeit mostly without a device at hand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm coelacanth∅:

chresti i know - just one latin letter would give it a star
  7:51pm efd via mobile device:

*Dom, of course, thank you very much autocorrect
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm coelacanth∅:

(...not that i'd click it anyway since i wasn't here for it! but i saw your post)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Philthy woman:

Hello. That Las one was an absolutely gorgeous song! Diggin this too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm coelacanth∅:

is this a cover of a moody blues song? or was the moody blues song "borrowing" from this?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm coelacanth∅:

(year of release?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm coelacanth∅:

oh, released long after the moodys' song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm coelacanth∅:

correction...not that i assume anyone cares! but the Ashe Bhosle/Mohammed Rafi song was released no later than 1963; so the moody blues (& their producer) stole the melody. (not surprising, as they also didn't give Arthur Lee credit for the main melody of nights in white satin, which they also stole)
Avatar 8:20pm northguineahills:

mi gusta disco boogie en espanol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm chresti:

moi aussi
Avatar 8:26pm northguineahills:

Changed my mind at the last second, and went to the Asian market and decided to make yakisoba. Also found some papaya kimchi, yum!
Avatar 8:27pm northguineahills:

The last I checked, most indie rockers are also inhabitants of this planet....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm coelacanth∅:

i always thought these maps were swell
Avatar 8:34pm northguineahills:

I've been accused of making swell maps.... ;p
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm coelacanth∅:

worse things you could be accused of!
...i like maps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm chresti:

me too-maps
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm chresti:

I have a couple yo la tengo cds from late 90s, they're instrumental, mostly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm chresti:

love sun city girls
Avatar 8:44pm northguineahills:

I'm a YLT completest, it helps I acquired my wife's record collection....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm chresti:

Franco ran out to get fish burritos and I'm salivating on the keyboard thinking about it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I remember that song from Fiddler on the Roof: ♪ Mapmaker, mapmaker, make me a map. ♫
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm coelacanth∅:

"and then nothing turned itself inside-out" (2000) is maybe my favorite ylt album. that long closing track is sublime.
i think none of them are good singers so it makes sense i'd like their instrumentals best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm chresti:

nice of her, ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm chresti:

yeah, same here, coel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm coelacanth∅:

chresti just to add to your torture i'm eating salmon right now DELICIOUS! sorta asian stylee -bok choy,onion,ginger,garlic,parsley,cayenne,toasted sesame...not cooked too much. mmm
Avatar 8:54pm northguineahills:

@chresti: shh... she's only notice handful of her records missing after I came down here for my job, and that's when she discovered I took all of the phonographs (I left her a boom box and shortwave). ('ve had to mail a few back.
Avatar 8:55pm northguineahills:

I just packed up all of the recs, and forgot some were hers...
Avatar 8:57pm slugluv1313:

fantastic show, you two -- thank-you!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Rob Thanks Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Bas NL:

Thanks Rob & Katie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm хтinа:

good show & thanks! cool that you had esma on your show. my family also hosted her twice during a small regional arts festival during the last decade of her life. she was always so gracious and real despite being a mega star, part of why she was fabu!
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