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Options May 16, 2019: What Did I Do Wrong (Fill-in for the Cool, Blue Flame)

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments
The Weeknights  What Did I Do Wrong   Options   Black Falcon  1971  45   
Simon Nabatov  Crossing the River Zbrucz   Options Readings: Red Calvary  Leo Records  2019  CD   
Robert Ashley  "Max" Odalisque & Character Reference   Options Atalanta (Acts of God)  Lovely Music, Ltd.  1997  CD  Originally released in 1985 
Gert Wilden & Orchestra  Title Theme   Options Schulmädchen Report  Crippled Dick Hot Wax!  1996  CD  From the 1972 movie "Mädchen Die Nach München Kommen" 
The Honeybus  I can't Let Maggie Go   Options       MP3  Originally released in 1968 
Marquess of Kensington  Changing of the Guard   Options The Changing of the Guard: The Sixties London Pop Explosion  Cherry Red Records    CD   
Amadeus Chamber Orchestra  Three Pieces in Old Style   Options Górecki  Conifer Classics  1994  CD  Composed by Henryk Górecki in 1963 
Polish Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra  Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima   Options Krzsztof Penderecki: Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Viola Concerto; Nancy Van de Vate: Cherynobl / Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra  Conifer Classics  1988  CD  Composed by Krzsztof Penderecki in 1960 
Ikue Mori  Cloth Beating Moon / Dawn Moon and Tumbling Snow / Joganden Shooting Moon / Lunacy   Options One Hundred Aspects of the Moon  Tzahala Productions  2000  CD   
Catherine Jauniaux & Ikue Mori  Smell   Options Jewel Box  Tellus  1992  CD   
Machine for Making Sense  X   Options On second thoughts  O.O. Discs  1994  CD   
Alexandra Grimal  Perseus   Options Nāga  Ovni  2018  CD   
Kate Bush  Rocket's Tail   Options The Sensual World  Columbia  1989  CD   
Kurbasy        2014     
Joseph Jarman / Leroy Jenkins  Chanting   Options Out of the Mist  Ocean Records  1997  CD   
The Art Ensemble of Chicago  Bell Song   Options We Are on the Edge  Pi Recordings  2019  CD   
Suara Parahiangan Group  Sabilulungan   Options Sabilulungan  SP Records  1989  CD   
Zoubeida Idrissi  Adon Haselihot - Le Maitre Des Pardons   Options Chants de Traverse  Atoll Music France  2006  CD   
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan  Manaqib Ali (Iouange à Ali)   Options Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan en concert à Paris  Ocora Radio-France  1997  CD  Recorded November, 1985 

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Avatar 10:00pm Flash Strap:

take 'er away, Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm chresti:

Hi Kurt! Mini Minos!
Avatar 10:02pm TDK60:

Good evening; gotta hit the sack soon, here for a bit...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm coelacanth∅:

double dose of minotaur
...do 2 minotaurs = 1 complete human + 1 complete bull?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm fleep:

Greetings and thanks for being here, Kurt
  10:06pm Dean:

"complete bull"? You might want to rephrase the, coelacanth∅.
Avatar 10:07pm Kurt Gottschalk:

haha, complete bull. i'm good with that.
good evening, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09pm coelacanth∅:

haha, wish i'd realised that before posting i would've put a ... before "complete bull"
Avatar 10:10pm Kurt Gottschalk:

in france, they call that a "banister moment," coel.
Avatar 10:11pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11pm coelacanth∅:

really! do you know the origin of that?
Avatar 10:12pm northguineahills:

Ok, haven't heard this Bob Ashley before,....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:13pm coelacanth∅:

ah i see. thanks Kurt!
Avatar 10:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

this might be my favorite of ashley's operas. certainly his most sonically abstract, anyway.
Avatar 10:14pm northguineahills:

@Kurt: So, an example of "The jerk store called and they are out of you?" (Constanza joke is old, as am I).
Avatar 10:14pm Kurt Gottschalk:

coel, yeah, see the link i posted. the idea is, you've left the party, you're walking down the stairs (apartments are sooo parisian) and you think of the _perfect_ thing you should have said.
  10:15pm Dean:

During law school I hosted a listening party at our apartment during which we listened to Improvement in its entirety.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm coelacanth∅:

yes i think this must be my favorite Robert Ashley track
(to be honest the only thing i've heard of his -so far- that i don't turn the radio off for!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:16pm coelacanth∅:

...but i actually like this!
Avatar 10:17pm Kurt Gottschalk:

ngh, exactly re: jerk store
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18pm coelacanth∅:

Kurt, my Life, it seems, is just an infinitely repeating banister moment
Avatar 10:18pm Kurt Gottschalk:

and watch for the new version of 'improvement' to be released sometime soon. i don't know when, but i'll be advancing a track next tuesday afternoon, filling in for pseu. really fantastic.
  10:19pm Dean:

Ooooh, good to know! Will advise a friend of mine for whom Improvement was the gateway drug to a full-on Ashley addiction.
Avatar 10:20pm Kurt Gottschalk:

it's a recording from the recent run at the kitchen, which was so good. the cd will be on lovely music, ltd.
Avatar 10:20pm TDK60:

..not being contrarian, but going to sleep; (hope I didn't forget to say something...)
Avatar 10:20pm northguineahills:

I somehow got lucky and found Ashley's "Perfect Lives" vinyl box set in a junk store in Bed-Stuy. A live recording....
Avatar 10:22pm Kurt Gottschalk:

"perfect lives" is also my favorite ashley.
most ashleys are my favorite ashley.
  10:23pm Dean:

Jeff G. played a track from Perfect Lives last Sunday, I believe.
Avatar 10:23pm TDK60:

..or, maybe I'd be more lucky to forget to say something...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24pm Doug Schulkind:

This was so much better than Ashley's earlier opera, Mylanta: Acts of Porcelain.

Hey-O! You've been great. I'll be here all week.
Avatar 10:24pm Kurt Gottschalk:

doug, i'm laughing and i wish i weren't.
Avatar 10:25pm northguineahills:

@Doug: Should we try the veal, and tip the waitress? (and there goes the budum shh....)
  10:27pm Dean:

Doug is operating as the latest among the long line of revisionists that began with PDQ Bach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29pm Doug Schulkind:

Sounded a bit like "Let's Do the Time Warp Again" in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm chresti:

goodnight TDK60
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33pm coelacanth∅:

i had trouble letting Maggie go too, but in the end she made it easy.
  10:34pm Dean:

And the intro to this Marquess of Kensington resembles Nilsson's "One," which I listened to as performed by Three Dog Night just before tuning in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37pm coelacanth∅:

i might well not be able to access the internet where i'm going so in case of that i thank you now Kurt. Thank you Kurt.
  10:38pm Dean:

If you haven't already heard it, run -- don't walk! -- to acquire this recent release by pianist Eric Lu: http://www.genuin.de/en/03_k.php?k=733 Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, gorgeously performed and recorded.
Avatar 10:38pm northguineahills:

Could swear I was listening to Gorecki last week....

Gonna nap, will keep the sound on, thanks Kurt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

greetings, WFMU kith and kin
Avatar 10:43pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hi spicy granny!
  10:45pm Alf from Upstate:

What a pleasant surprise. Hello, Kurt!
Avatar 10:49pm Kurt Gottschalk:

heya, alf!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51pm doctorjazz:

Just a quick hi, been listening, catch some zzzz's shortly (this will shock folks running inn expecting to hear Pseu next week...).
Avatar 10:53pm Kurt Gottschalk:

hi dr. j!
see you later, dr. j!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:53pm doctorjazz:

(Tuning in expecting to hear Pseu, I meant...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57pm chresti:

Love the wrong speed version.
  11:00pm Dean:

Level on Kurt is way low for me. Others?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00pm Doug Schulkind:

And so to bed with me. (I need my beauty rest for the morning's drumgiving.) Hugs and kisses, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Level sounds fine to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02pm chresti:

goodnight Doug.
Avatar 11:02pm Kurt Gottschalk:

night, hoss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07pm chresti:

  11:20pm mzzmm:

hey kurt, stealth appearance!
Avatar 11:21pm Kurt Gottschalk:

heyzzz, mzzmm!
  11:22pm mzzmm:

make sure day before yesterday show archived.
Avatar 11:25pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yes, thanks. there was a tech delay but it should happen tomorrow.
  11:31pm Dean:

Jeemus, I have this Jarman/Jenkins record and I do not remember this.
Avatar 11:32pm Kurt Gottschalk:

last track. i had forgotten it as well.
  11:33pm Dean:

I'm grateful that you somehow unforgot it.
Avatar 11:35pm Kurt Gottschalk:

i went through all my jarman solo albums after he died in january. i have had good feelings about them but hadn't heard them in a long time and was surprised how little i remembered on the later ones. really wonderful music in there.
  11:42pm Dean:

You know, Roscoe is playing at Victo this week. I heard him not long ago with Tyshawn, who is also playing at Victo this year, in a home in Berkeley. The performance was beautiful. But what struck me most was time I spent chatting with a woman who showed up with her son, a high school student. Turns out she is Lester Bowie's widow.
Avatar 11:43pm Kurt Gottschalk:

oh wow!
  11:44pm Dean:

It was an unadulterated "wow."
Avatar 11:44pm Kurt Gottschalk:

yeah, victo looked really tempting this year...
  11:45pm mzzmm:

interesting song title
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

this set just keeps reaching new levels of beauty
Avatar 11:51pm Kurt Gottschalk:

granny, i'm glad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55pm chresti:

Yes, What Granny said..beauteeful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04am chresti:

Thanks Kurt, goodnight!
Avatar 12:05am Kurt Gottschalk:

goodnight, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11am Granny Spicy Tuna:

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