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With billows and blasts from choirs and orchesters
Buskers and talkers
Big bands and squawkers,
the Stork Club has retained its qualities of decaying elegance and dwindling significance since the late 1950s.

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Options December 22, 2019: Now is the Winter
Photo: Elena Scholz, Allgäu, 2017

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Rusty Bryant   The Ballad of Oren Bliss   Options Soul Liberation  Drums – Idris Muhammad Guitar – Melvin Sparks Organ – Charlie Earland* Trumpet – Virgil Jones Tenor Saxophone – Rusty Bryant Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey - June 15, 1970  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Harold Land  Stylin'   Options The Peace-Maker  Harold Land (tenor sax) Dupree Bolton (trumpet) Elmo Hope (piano) Herbie Lewis (bass) Frank Butler (drums)  0:05:30 (Pop‑up)
Don Ellis  Ostinato   Options Essence  GARY PEACOCK  bass PAUL BLEY  piano DON ELLIS  trumpet GENE STONE  drums NICK MARTINIS  drums Recorded July 15-17, 1962 at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA  0:09:07 (Pop‑up)
Al Cohn-Zoot Sims Quintet  Angel Eyes   Options You 'n' Me    0:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Quincy Jones  Evening in Paris   Options This is How I Feel About Jazz    0:19:50 (Pop‑up)
Red Norvo  If I had You   Options Move!    0:24:03 (Pop‑up)
David Murray, Mal Waldron  All Too Soon   Options Silence    0:28:12 (Pop‑up)
DJ Dollarshort enters        0:35:21 (Pop‑up)
Beniamino Gigli  Puccini: La Bohème - O Soave Fanciulla   Options Historical Recordings    0:46:29 (Pop‑up)
Luciano Pavarotti  E lucevan le stelle   Options Arias    0:49:10 (Pop‑up)
Harold Budd  Failing Light   Options Ambient 2: The Plateaux Of Mirror    0:53:10 (Pop‑up)
David Byrne   Sex on the Docks   Options Lead Us Not Into Temptation (Sdtrk to "Young Adam")    0:56:54 (Pop‑up)
Gavin Bryars  The Sinking of The Titanic (last 6-ish mins)   Options The Sinking Of The Titanic    1:01:18 (Pop‑up)
Club Foot Orchestra  Track 7   Options Nosferatu    1:07:13 (Pop‑up)
Jonathan Richman  Somebody to Hold Me   Options Jonathan Sings!    1:22:33 (Pop‑up)
Magnetic Fields  '02 Be True to Your Bar   Options 50 Song Memoir    1:26:00 (Pop‑up)
Magazine  The Thin Air   Options Secondhand Daylight    1:29:27 (Pop‑up)
Vivian Stanshall  how the zebra got his spots   Options Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead    1:33:39 (Pop‑up)
HARUOMI HOSONO  Cho-Cho San   Options 泰安洋行/Tropical Dandy    1:38:23 (Pop‑up)
Jet  Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Album Version)   Options Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is    1:41:42 (Pop‑up)
Ivor Cutler  The Purposeful Culinary Implements   Options Velvet Donkey    1:44:16 (Pop‑up)
The Divine Comedy  A Woman of the World   Options Casanova    1:45:21 (Pop‑up)
DJ Getting Ridiculous, here        1:49:58 (Pop‑up)
Adrian Belew  The Lone Rhinocerous   Options The Lone Rhinocerous    2:01:40 (Pop‑up)
Laurie Anderson  Late Show   Options Home of the Brave    2:05:11 (Pop‑up)
David Byrne  Eggs in a Briar Patch   Options The Catherine Wheel    2:09:44 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Repetition   Options Lodger    2:13:15 (Pop‑up)
William Shatner  I Can't Get Behind That   Options Has Been    2:16:13 (Pop‑up)
Adrian Belew  The Final Rhino   Options The Lone Rhinocerous  4-Yr old Audie Belew on Piano  2:19:08 (Pop‑up)
Frank Zappa   Flakes   Options Sheik Yerbouti  Yup, that's Belew being Bob Dylan  2:21:01 (Pop‑up)
Talking Heads  Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)   Options Remain in Light    2:27:04 (Pop‑up)
DJ TrammelUpTheCOnsequences is back!!        2:32:53 (Pop‑up)
James Last  Leise rieselt - Schneeflˆckchen - Auf dem Berge   Options Christmas Dancing    2:44:21 (Pop‑up)
Frank Sinatra  It Came Upon A Midnight Clerar   Options The Christams Album    2:47:54 (Pop‑up)
Kenny Burrell  A Child Is Born   Options God Bless The Child  Kenny Burrell - electric guitar Freddie Hubbard - trumpet Hubert Laws - flute Richard Wyands - piano, electric piano Hugh Lawson - electric piano Ron Carter - bass Billy Cobham - drums Ray Barretto, Airto Moreira - percussion Seymour Barab, Charles McCracken, George Ricci, Lucien Schmit, Alan Shulman - cello Don Sebesky - arranger, conductor  2:50:40 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Silent Night, Holy Night   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album    2:59:12 (Pop‑up)
Stan Beard  Snowbows   Options The American Song-Poem Christmas: Daddy, Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?    3:00:56 (Pop‑up)
The Platters  White Christmas   Options Dont Know    3:03:01 (Pop‑up)
DJ Sez Thanks for 2019, and gives ya more        3:06:16 (Pop‑up)
Charles Earland  Key Club Cookout   Options Living Black!  Congas – Buddy Caldwell Drums – Jesse Kilpatrick Guitar – Maynard Parker Organ – Charles Earland Tenor Saxophone – Grover Washington Jr.* Trumpet – Gary Chandler (2)  3:20:45 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm listener james from westwood:

Happy winter, Stork and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm fred:

Hello Stork and all. I hope the vengeful tech gods are taking a vacation this week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm chresti:

Hello Stork Club!
Avatar 12:06pm Sem:

Hiya, Stork, and clubbers.
Avatar 12:06pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Stork and clubbers
  12:06pm Dean:

"...made glorious summer..."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Stork! I'm usually not around to listen but .. here I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm fleep:

...clubberinos, storkinators, clubtastics, storkophiles. Howdy.
Avatar 12:09pm Wolfgang:

Greets greets greets - so nice to see your shiny red noses! James, Fre, Chresti at the bar!
Avatar 12:09pm Wolfgang:

Fleep, comin' in hor!
Avatar 12:09pm Wolfgang:

That's Hot, not hor .. sheesh
Avatar 12:10pm Wolfgang:

Good pickup, Dean!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Avatar 12:12pm Franco Twinkie:

Hey Stork! This is a nice palette cleanser.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Jeff Golick:

I'm coming in hor, though.
Avatar 12:13pm coelacanth∅:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm fleep:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Doug Schulkind:

Two drummers!
  12:17pm Dean:

I'm a fan of ambiguous genitives. "Winter of our discontent" could mean either a winter consisting of our discontent (a bad thing) or the waning (i.e., end of the seasonal cycle) of our discontent (a good thing). Shakespeare meant the latter.

Class dismissed.
Avatar 12:21pm Franco Twinkie:

How about Steinbeck? I read it, or attempted to when I was in high school, but for the life of me , I can't remember a damn thing about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm fred:

I love winter, it's my favorite season, not even a close call. I look forward to it this year as always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Doug Schulkind:

Major Holley's sister lived in Oberlin, Ohio, when I went to college there. We had a mutual friend, and through him I attended with her at least one backyard BBQ. That still doesn't provide an answer to the question, how did Major Holley acquire the nickname "Mule."
  12:27pm Dean:

I *have* to set aside time to read Steinbeck.

Apropos of Shakespeare, maybe they meant "Mewl"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm fred:

@Doug: Does your asking about that nickname answer why you were never invited again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm fleep:

" It was Clark Terry, when he saw Major carrying both of his instruments at once, who remarked that he looked like a pack mule."
Avatar 12:30pm Franco Twinkie:

Well Dean, I just Wikied it for an summery, and yes I was right! I don't remember anything about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Doug Schulkind:

We don't pay you enough, fleep.
Avatar 12:31pm coelacanth∅:

i heard it was at the aforementioned barbecue, where he was seen carrying 3 hamburgers and a plate of potato salad on each arm and another upon his head.
who knows which story's true?
  12:32pm Dean:

I've only read The Red Pony and Travels with Charlie. Grapes of Wrath? East of Eden? Winter of Our Discontent? Cannery Row? Nope. Serious lapse.
  12:34pm Dean:

For Whom the Bell Tolls? That's about Metallica, right?
Avatar 12:36pm coelacanth∅:

i thought that was the title of an early bell telephone repairman's guide book
  12:38pm Dean:

Then there's the book about the creeping onset of a beer belly, For Whom the Belt Holes.
Avatar 12:38pm Franco Twinkie:

The Wayward Bus was my favorite as a teenager. Said bus filled with conflict and sexual tension rolling through the pastoral California landscape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm fred:

I was so wrong then. I though it was an early title for what became Wichita Lineman
  12:39pm Dean:

That or the Trolley Song, fred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm chresti:

Tortilla Flats, another great one I never read..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm fred:

@Dean: I could relate to that beer belly theme until recently. The transit strike fixed that. These guys should get paid as health workers, or not-workers
  12:47pm Dean:

I'll drink to transit strikes.

Okay, one errand today will be to visit the local public library to check out a volume of Steinbeck.
Avatar 12:47pm coelacanth∅:

oh -i think it's my niece's birthday
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Webhamster Henry:

I saw Belew a few months ago in Woodstock! He was so lively! Playing with Levin and a few others.
  12:48pm Dean:

Hell, yes, Puccini!
Avatar 12:49pm Franco Twinkie:

We had to read Old Man And The Sea as seniors. Our teacher, Lois Plank was a writer for The Star News in Pasadena. I think that informed her insistence on lots of subtext and symbolism. She felt inferior working at such a shitty newspaper.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Webhamster Henry:

Puccini is fun to sing too!
Avatar 12:51pm coelacanth∅:

downright Gigli
Avatar 12:53pm coelacanth∅:

i was never told i should read Steinbeck until <2 years ago; and since then several people have suggested to.
(still haven't)
  12:55pm Dean:

Okay, at the end of Jeff G.'s show something happened to the stream that deepened the tone of the recordings (Sinatra) and Jeff's voice. Am I hearing it again here with Pavarotti? His voice usually rings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm fred:

I still haven't read anything by Hemingway. A guy at work swears by him, but he's such a caricature of a hipster that it does help
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm chresti:

Edgard Varèse b-day, according to computron
  12:56pm Dean:

I'll take Faulkner over Hemingway. Probably Woolf over Faulkner. If I'm forced to prioritize.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm fred:

DJ/Rupture had a few great tracks using Varèse
  12:59pm Dean:

The Budd's at the right pitch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm fred:

@Dean: I just love Woolf. I don't know why
Avatar 12:59pm coelacanth∅:

fred, also it had never been suggested to read Hemmingway until by the same person, the winter before last.
i did start reading for whom the bell tolls once, many years ago and wasn't interested. got maybe 30 pages in.
this friend suggested the sun also rises first.
Avatar 1:00pm Franco Twinkie:

Chresti just informed it is James Gurleys birthday. A true wild man.
  1:01pm Dean:

Rick Nielsen's birthday, too.
Avatar 1:03pm coelacanth∅:

interestingly, maybe, this friend might also be called a "hipster" by some. i Love him and respect him though and despite his being 1/2 my age we've had more deeply analytical and philosophical conversations in 5 months than i have had with much of anyone else
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm fred:

@coel: It took me twenty+ years to finally get to reading Finnegans Wake. In a sense, I'd like to do it again, in another, it is an ordeal. Maybe I should read something else. Still, that monster of a book probably has so much to yield
  1:06pm Dean:

Henry James. Edith Wharton. A couple weeks ago I read The Age of Innocence. Pretty spectacular.

I will one day...soon at this stage of my life...read Finnegans Wake. I've read Ulysses twice. Should probably do that a third time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm fred:

I once heard this live (The sinking of the Titanic). Great piece, Kenzo has played it many times
Avatar 1:09pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks chresti. i'm down for hearing some Varèse
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm fred:

@Dean: I love Ulysses. And Kate Bush
Avatar 1:11pm Wolfgang:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11pm fred:

Here we go again... I'll wait, it will be worth it
Avatar 1:12pm coelacanth∅:

i've wanted to read finnegan's wake for a few years. i don't know what put it in my head but i was told i should read ulysses first; then told i should read dubliners before ulysses - which i'm in the midst of now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Webhamster Henry:

Aww I was enjoying that set!

For those keeping track:
2019-Dec-22 13:10:24 Parade - A.C.D.C.
Avatar 1:13pm coelacanth∅:

this music's not bad but it's not where my head's at!
  1:13pm Dean:

Later 20th century stuff I admire: Doris Lessing's Golden Notebook, Norman Mailer's Harlot's Ghost, Anthony Burgess's Earthly Powers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm fred:

Fave living writer: Colson Whitehead
  1:15pm Dean:

I'd say read Campbell & Robinson's Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake.

Until he died, my favorite living writer was John Ashbery. Not sure who has replaced him...
Avatar 1:17pm Wolfgang:

More lame apologies, people. Streaming computer is really screwed up - will try to rouse it for tonite - gott buy a new machine, obviously. PLEASE hang in there.
Avatar 1:18pm coelacanth∅:

very rarely do i read a novel by someone still amongst us.
i only started reading fiction within the past 15 years and my list of "classics" is long.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm fred:

@coel: Dubliners and Ulysses are great. Finnegans Wake is such a beast that it could, maybe should, turn you off his other work. So read these first. And if you give up on Finnegans Wake, get back to it later, or nibble on random pages. Worked for me
  1:21pm Dean:

I get a kick out of Frederick Seidel, who's still kicking, but with him and Ashbery we're talking about poetry (though Ashbery wrote a novel a long time ago with James Schuyler).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm chresti:

Not going anywhere, still at the bar..
Lately, I mostly read short stories from the New Yorker
  1:23pm Dean:

Everybody should read Joe Brainard's I Remember. Immediately, if not sooner, as my mom often demands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm chresti:

Wolfgang, it was just a blip, it happens
Avatar 1:26pm Franco Twinkie:

I like John Ashbury too. A dismantler and reassembler of the English language with startling results.
  1:27pm Dean:

Damn fine collage maker, too.
Avatar 1:28pm Franco Twinkie:

The Nancy Book by Joe Brainard is fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:30pm Webhamster Henry:

I wonder if Stephin has done a Christmas song.
Avatar 1:33pm Wolfgang:

Thanks for stayng put, those of you lovelies who did/coud!
Avatar 1:35pm coelacanth∅:

somebody likes "echoes" (meddle)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm fred:

Did you figure out what the issue was?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm WR:

Yay Vivian Stanshall. That is all.
Avatar 1:38pm coelacanth∅:

haha! -how the zebra got his spots
...(and somebody likes Ian Dury)
Avatar 1:41pm coelacanth∅:

(lullaby for frances/francis)
Avatar 1:43pm Sweet Essence of Giraffe:

Shit, missed Viv.
Avatar 1:47pm coelacanth∅:

Yay Ivor!
Avatar 1:48pm coelacanth∅:

go back to it Sem! great track
Avatar 2:01pm coelacanth∅:

so, maybe Ian Dury was familiar with that Vivian Stanshall song. so similar.
i was confusing Vivian Stanshall with Peter Stampfel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm chresti:

Whoa, get down Captain Kirk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:23pm fred:

William Shatner, Canada's greatest apart from a bunch of people, including the wonderful Nihilist Spasm Band
Avatar 2:28pm Franco Twinkie:

I'll assume Bob Dylan never even considered putting Adrian in one of his bands after this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm fred:

@Franco Twinkie: The only thing Dylan thinks about putting in is his bank account
Avatar 2:34pm Wolfgang:

Gotta admit he nailed Zimmy but good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40pm fred:

That was out of line, I'm out
Avatar 2:45pm Franco Twinkie:

Wow! I've never heard this story. Rock stars having crap throwing fight. I love it!
Avatar 2:46pm coelacanth∅:

i'm not a fanatical David Byrne fan and don't like any talking heads after remain in light (which is okay) but to this day there's no way the world would know who the hell Tina Weymouth and Chris Franz are if it weren't for Mr. Byrne.
Avatar 2:46pm Franco Twinkie:

It was Frank Zappas birthday yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm chresti:

Mr. Giant Man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm chresti:

or is that James Chance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm Webhamster Henry:

I just saw a big James Last box set in a consignment antiques store.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm chresti:

Last, (whew)
Avatar 2:53pm Franco Twinkie:

Okay, We know Zappa told Dylan to go jump off a bridge, and this Bowie business was pretty raw, but what about Dylan and Bowie, was there a good story there?
  2:56pm ?:

hey stroch thax for introducing me to laurie anderson
  2:58pm ?:

i just had a yoga awakening moment when you played lone rhino and laurie anderson after that, so the christmas spirit has worked once again :)
Avatar 3:01pm Wolfgang:

Hey there, ? Glad you found Laurie A. She's amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm chresti:

Thanks Wolfgang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm Webhamster Henry:

Happy New Year, Stork! ' N Guten Rutsch!
Avatar 3:14pm Franco Twinkie:

Thank you Mr. Stork. You have made peeling chilis a pleasure.
Avatar 3:15pm AldousLeary:

i just had a yoga awakening moment when you played lone rhino and laurie anderson after that, so the christmas spirit has worked once again :)
  3:16pm Dean:

Love Earland.
Avatar 3:16pm AldousLeary:

Excuse me for not using a name before, I like the non-javascript able setup of this chat. Oldschool^^ Greetings from Hamburg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm WR:

Grooving on the Earland. We look forward to more Stork Club visits in the new year. Cheers.
Avatar 3:21pm AldousLeary:

Thanks for a great show, I wanna give back a bit - I synthesized some gems that weren't on youtube before, you might find some interesting stuff, Storch! Especially the "Kaplan Fury" Tune about Jimi Hendrix maybe? www.youtube.com...
Avatar 3:25pm coelacanth∅:

hey Thorax Stritch! got me in the xmas spit.
take car
Avatar 3:33pm Wolfgang:

Big sloppy Christmas kissies!! All yuz- what a great community to be in on! I can't wait for Jan. 12. Happiest of Hols, and see ya in the Roarin' Twenties.
Avatar 3:36pm Wolfgang:

WebHoncho Henry!! Vielen Dank, und dir auch schöne Feiertage, and slide well into the next year.
Avatar 3:38pm Wolfgang:

@AldousLeary: hey, no worries - was just joking. I forget to post my Wolfgang sig sometimes too.

Schöne Grüße aus Münster, und frohe Weinachten.
Avatar 3:54pm Wolfgang:

coelacanth∅: is that a swipe at my super-humanly horrendous typing? If so, well-played! Seriously thanks for being in this fun factory.
Avatar 3:56pm Wolfgang:

Hey Fred,

nope, not sure exactly. It powers down, yet is set on never shut off.
Avatar 4:00pm Wolfgang:

Wow! I once recorded the Nihilist Spasm Band. They smoked a lotta cigs. A lotta cigs. A lot. But great stuff: "What About Me?" is an old-angry-man classic
Avatar 5:11pm coelacanth∅:

haha Wolfgang no! not so much as a swipe at "autocorrect" and people's failure, in letting it have the last word (literally!)
(and the "stritch" is my making fun of my making fun because it's a fair certainty that the gods in charge of autocorrect have never heard of the stritch)
Avatar 1:54pm Wolfgang:

True- Rahsaan fans are few on the ground in general.
Avatar 12:20pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@fred 1:08pm: Re the occasional use of "The Sinking of the Titanic" on my show: I think I first heard it on a long-ago Joe Frank episode.
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