Options Ridgewood Radio with David Weinstein: Playlist from March 25, 2020 Options

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Ridgewood Radio features concert recordings by adventurous bands and experimental musicians and restored archival tapes from private and institutional collections captured at venues large and small across the five boroughs of New York. It is produced by David Weinstein and Outpost Artists Resources operating out of the Ridgewood section of Queens, NY, where you'll find more yellow bricks than on the road to Oz and the cemetery of your choice is never more than a few blocks from home.

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Options March 25, 2020: Takeout Nation

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A selection from newly released albums that can be safely grabbed
from arm’s length, in support of artists around the world.

Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Astroturf Noise  Orange Blossom Bullet Train   Options Astroturf Noise  577 Records  2020  Sam Day Harmet (mandolin/fx), Sana Nagano (violin/fx), bassist Zach Swanson with guest drummer Billy Martin on this track. Released 13 March.   

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Jocy's Slow Circus   Options

Ridgewood Dream Library 

Beautiful Drummer 


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Ben Holmes  Invocation I / Snake Money   Options Naked Lore  Chant Records  2020  Trumpeter/Composer Holmes with Brad Shepik on guitar, Shane Shanahan on percussion. Release date April 24.  0:08:44 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
GRID  The Weight of Literacy   Options Decomposing Force  NNA Tapes  2020  Matt Nelson on saxophone, Tim Dahl on bass, and Nick Podgurski on drums. Release date April 24.  0:15:58 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
JOYFULTALK  Part I - I've got that trans-dimensional feeling again   Options A Separation of Being  Constellation  2020  Nova Scotia composer, musician and visual artist Jay Crocker (aka JOYFULTALK). Released March 13.  0:24:38 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Kato Hideki & Plastic Spoon  Fortune Cookies   Options Plastic Spoon - Singles in Mono  Bandcamp  2019  Kato Hideki: basses, guitars, strings, analog synth, backup vocal, percussion & drums; Karen Mantler: vocal & harmonica; Doug Wieselman: guitar, bass clarinet & baritone sax; Shahzad Ismaily: percussion & drums.  0:34:55 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
ONO  Sniper   Options Red Summer  American Dreams Records  2020  Bandleader P Michael Grego and wordsmith travis. Release date May 1.  0:38:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
LEYA  ABBA   Options Flood Dream  NNA Tapes  2020  Harpist/vocalist Marilu Donovan and violinist/vocalist Adam Markiewicz. Released March 6.  0:43:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Matt Evans  Full Squid   Options New Topographics  Whatever's Clever  2020  Written and recorded in December 2018 during a month long artist residency at Brooklyn art space, Pioneer Works. Release date April 17.  0:48:15 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jacoti Sommes  Mars   Options Travel Time  Orange Milk Records  2020  Sommes is an electro-funk producer from Columbus, Ohio. Released February 14.  0:57:05 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Mute Duo  Canopy Bells   Options Lapse In Passage  American Dreams Records  2020  Chicago duo of Sam Wagster on the pedal steel guitar and Skyler Rowe on drums and percussion. Released March 20.  1:01:37 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Chip Wickham  Blue To Red   Options Blue To Red  Lovemonk Records  2020  Flute/Sax/Composer Wickham, has operated out of Manchester, Madrid, and Qatar. Release date May 8.  1:09:59 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Nick Storring  What A Made Up Mind Can Do   Options My Magic Dreams Have Lost Their Spell  Orange Milk Records  2020  Storring is a Toronto-based composer, musician (cellist), writer, and curator. Release date March 27.  1:19:10 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
CP Unit  Sybilant   Options One Foot On The Ground Smoking Mirror Shakedown  Ramp Local  2020  Saxophonist Chris Pitsiokos' band with guitarist Sam Lisabeth, bassist Henry Fraser, and drummer Jason Nazary.  1:28:34 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Jimi Hendrix  Machine Gun   Options Band of Gypsys  Capitol  1970  Recorded on January 1, 1970 live at the Fillmore East in New York City with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums.  1:38:31 (MP3 | Pop‑up)
Matt Evans  New Moon   Options New Topographics  Whatever's Clever  2020  Encore track, coming out April 17 on Ben Seratan's new label.  1:52:51 (MP3 | Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 2:56pm david w:

First thing, best thoughts and best hopes to all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm chresti:

Hi David, Ruth and Ridgewoodians!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm fred:

Good afternoon David, Ruth and listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Ridgeweird Radio!
Avatar 3:00pm david w:

chresti! fred! yay!
Avatar 3:01pm david w:

Oh yeah, Doug. Oh yeah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm steveo:

hello David & Ruth & everyone; yes I hope everyone is well
Avatar 3:01pm Schell:

Greetings from the infected PNW!
Avatar 3:01pm JakeGould:

Hey David! Odd was just chatting about how all Chinese owned small businesses near me are shut down since last week — before PAUSE — out of fear of racist backlash. Support our Asian neighbors!
  3:02pm Gene Caprioglio:

Greetings from Astoria. We've got St. Michael's Cemetery, final resting place of Scott Joplin. Looking forward to the music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Doug Schulkind:

It took a global public health catastrophe, but at least now I get to listen to every blessed second of RR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm doctorjazz:

Astroturf Noise, huh? Just love it! Reminds a bit of Eugene Chadbourne...
(Hi all).
Avatar 3:02pm david w:

steveo! Schell! And amen to Jake G!
Avatar 3:03pm david w:

doc and Gene hey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm listener james from westwood:

Afternoon, David and Ruth and all!
Avatar 3:05pm david w:

yay Doug! and hey james!
Avatar 3:05pm coelacanth∅:

hey David and Ruth and Ridgies
Avatar 3:10pm david w:

coel, welcome!
Avatar 3:11pm david w:

You know I'm not sure if it is Snake Money or Snake Monkey. Typo?
Avatar 3:11pm JakeGould:

“Snake Monkey” is s a monkey that likes to hang out with snakes and do things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Doug Schulkind:

Huge, almost shockingly intimate bear hugs of love to you, david w, for laughing in the face of adversity and delivering an all-new Ridgewood Radio!
Avatar 3:12pm david w:

Thanks, Doug. I think this is keeping me sane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm doctorjazz:

Cool Eastern European/Klezmer sound. And bongo percussion?
Avatar 3:14pm david w:

Holmes has deep klezmer roots. As you said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Rob W:

Very cool to hear Ben Holmes - and friends - on Ridgewood Radio, thanks David!
Avatar 3:17pm david w:

A pleasure, Rob. Great track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm doctorjazz:

He's part of Slavic Soul Party (with Jacob Garchik), can't believe I still haven't seen that band.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Andrew Waterloo:

This is cool.. I've seen Tim play with Ava Mandoza
Avatar 3:19pm david w:

Thanks, AndrewWa, I love that bass sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Andrew Waterloo:

He pretty much just beat the thing up
Avatar 3:21pm david w:

Along with Nelson and Podgurski! Beaters all!
Avatar 3:27pm david w:

I always like to add the caveat that while I don't always know a great amount about these artists, I pick the the most unusual track on each album.
Avatar 3:41pm weinstein:

Hideki has been releasing a Plastic Spoon track each month since last fall and coincidentally, today: You Can't Win...
Avatar 3:43pm david w:

Hideki: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Stanley:

Just arrived and it's sounding good.
Avatar 4:00pm david w:

Thanks, Stanley. Some fresh voices today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Stanley:

This Jacoti Sommes is reminscent of Old School electro.
It gives me joy.
Avatar 4:04pm david w:

Yeah, Stanley. Interesting what folks are gravitating to these days. Brutal noise or soothing retro.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm chresti:

That Hideki track on youtube starts with a nice Psychotic Reaction type groove.
Avatar 4:05pm Franco Twinkie:

This is very nice for an overcast afternoon.
Avatar 4:06pm david w:

chresti, I have not had a chance to hear it yet. Hideki is super interesting and unpredictable.
Avatar 4:07pm david w:

FrancoT! The sun just came out here in Brooklyn!
Avatar 4:07pm northguineahills:

darn, missed Kato Hideki while on the phone. My new job has been postponed until April 1st. Still no income.
Avatar 4:09pm david w:

ngh ugh. I'd hire you in a second if I had a nickel.
Avatar 4:11pm david w:

I bet you thought that moment was for a typical WFMU voice break.
Avatar 4:11pm Franco Twinkie:

Wow! No sun today in L.A.
Avatar 4:12pm david w:

If the stream hiccups just restart the player. I just had to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm listener james from westwood:

Ooh, this Wickham is lovely.
Avatar 4:13pm Sem:

Listening along whilst wondering if Quentin Quarantino will make this unholy mess into a film.
Hiya, David, Ruth, the OAR outbreak, and Ridgewoodians, dressed or somewhat so.
Avatar 4:14pm david w:

Sem, speaking truth to noise, and james, blissing out in Jersey.
Avatar 4:22pm david w:

Another hiccup, aargh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Doug Schulkind:

I haven't had any interruptions on my end.
Avatar 4:24pm david w:

Cool. My service I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm doctorjazz:

Sounding fine inn this end.
Avatar 4:29pm david w:

Thanks, djazz. Good to check around and see. I'm not a neophyte, but its all still a miracle to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm chresti:

April 1st is next Wednesday. Hang in there ngh
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Doug Schulkind:

One amusing byproduct of the family-isolation program: My teenage daughter, evacuated and home from college, is constantly requesting that I turn down my music.

I'm thinking of yelling "fuck the Man," and slamming my door. Any thoughts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm doctorjazz:

Jimi! Haven't hard this in a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Rich in Washington:

You're not alone, Doug! My wife and I are having serious discussions about soundproofing the door to my studio now that we're cooped up together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Rich in Washington:

Seriously. If anyone knows the best way to sound insulate an existing door, I'm all ears.
Avatar 4:40pm Sem:

Likewise, Dr. J.
Avatar 4:41pm david w:

I guess explaining that you are the coolest dad ever doesn't work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm steveo:

lol those darn dads and their loud music
Avatar 4:43pm david w:

Sometimes I like to show how somebody did what you do really well, 50 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Doug Schulkind:

"Coolest Dad Ever" and $2.75 will get me a subway car all to myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm chresti:

Headphones come to the rescue, also, fuck the man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm fred:

Doug, I'm guessing she wouldn't understand the "the Man" part. That's old people talk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm doctorjazz:

I get a different reaction (not sure if it's better or worse). My daughters like to come in and hear what's playing, to confirm what crazy music taste their dad has (they find it amusing). My younger daughter has even taken names of "out" artists to play for her friends...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm doctorjazz:

Took my older daughter to see Sex Mob, thought that was fairly safe. They had Nels Cline as a guest, and turned him loose. It was wild, out there...my daughter wan wasn't amused...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Doug Schulkind:

We're all good. My sweet daughter just texted, "Thank You" after I gently shut the door. I responded "Just keep reminding me. I get a little oblivious," and she answered, "No problem."

Intergenerational HARMONY!
Avatar 4:47pm david w:

Fillmore East. Yipes. What is that building now? An NYU dorm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm doctorjazz:

Man, speaking of playing "outside", catch Jimi!
Avatar 4:49pm david w:

And sympathies to the dad music thing, listen to theirs!!!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm steveo:

was just looking at the wikipedia page -- it's a bank branch, of course
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Stanley:

Apparently. I heard it on Matt Fiveash's show from Aug 7, 2014
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Stanley:

This Jimi track, that is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm doctorjazz:

I do, actually, dance music from the eldest, punk pop with the youngest. Have even gone to see All Time Low (who I like), and Breaking Benjamin (who I didn't like).
Avatar 4:51pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Up next on this drummer stream, "Choosing (to be here today)", a collage of collages, on Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Doug Schulkind:

Up next is the first Ken's Last Ever Radio Extravaganza of the rest of your life.

Right here: wfmu.org...

Oooh, I see Kenzo beat me to it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Stanley:

This has been one terrific show.
Thanks David.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm fred:

Thanks David!
Avatar 4:53pm Schell:

Take care David, stay healthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm steveo:

thanks, David & Ruth! Great listening to you today....
Avatar 4:54pm JakeGould:

Thanks Dave!
Avatar 4:55pm david w:

Everybody, big elbow bump and super thanks. Take care, care, care, care...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm doctorjazz:

Thanks, David, great stuff!
Avatar 4:56pm david w:

And great to have Doug nearby, a little blessing.
Avatar 4:57pm northguineahills:

Thanks you david, it means a lot you're still streaming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm chresti:

Thanks David and Ruth!
Avatar 6:57pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks David and Ruth
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