What's the up, hot stuffs?
Somehow I got an adequate amount of sleep before my radio show (impromptu 3-hour nap huzzah) and was in some sort of sane state of mind to host this show. It turned out better than I thought it would be, partially because I really restrained myself from doing too much layering, which forced me to think a little more critically as to the kinds of selections I put together, so that when I DID layer, it was a little bit more meaningful, I hope. In another sense, this may be against the nature of total freeform and total experimentation, but for this show I think it was a good way to go for the way I was feeling.
Something interesting that I've never done before is to use 7" singles LPs for the first time! I'm a little appalled I didn't think of using them before, but I think simply because they use a different setting on the turntable, and because I don't know that section very well, I stayed away. Tonight though, I thought, "To hell with it," and went ahead and grabbed a few, and it turned out to be a lot of fun. Our 7" LP section is really diverse, and it's such an easy way to play singles, rather than searching on a larger record.
I feel really happy about the variety of the set, and I tried to minimize my talking time. How did I do?
[Artist: Song - Album]
- Hot Club of Cowtown: Mission to Moscow - Hot Jazz, Hot Swing, Hot Club
- My Dear Disco/Ella Riot: All I Do - Dancethink LP
- Poulenc: Cello Sonata: Cavatine, mvt. 2 - Violin/Clarinet/Cello Sonata
- Cat Power: The Sleepwalker - Dear Sir
- Frog Pocket: Séa Angel Lament - Gonglot
- Akiko Yano: Out of the Grey - Piano Nightly
- Xeno & Oaklander: 4th Wall - Sentinelle
- John Lewis and Svend Asmussen: Winter's Tale - European Encounter
- Angelique Kidjo: Tatchédogbè - Ayé
- Danny Cohen: Astral Rag - Museum of Dannys
- Four Tops: Reach Out I'll Be There - Tour Tops' Greatest Hits
- Helge Schneider: Eine rose ist eine rose ist eine rose... - und meine kleine band hardcore
- Dalal: Sigalia - Al Ol
- Kassav': Rosa - Vini Pou
- Dinah Washington: Stardust - For Lonely Lovers
- Ed Kenney: Wind, Sea, and Stars - Adventures in Paradise
- Tom Waits: Invitation to Blues - Small Change
- mtn. high: Witch Hunting Memoirs - wicked wanderer
- Randy Grief: A Very Difficult Game, Indeed - Alice in Wonderland pt. 4
- Marilyn Manson: 15 - The High End of Low
- April in the Orange: Crystal Rose - Siva Casting Dust
- Kronic: Summertime (album version) - Summertime
- Heartsrevolution: wolves+libertines - Switchblade EP
- Chirglich: Teve-Khaya (Camel Rock) - The Wolf and The Kid
- Paul Hersch and Laurette Goldberg: Sonata no. 2 - The Leipzig Sonatas
- Tim Berne: The Shell Game - The sublime and sciencefriction live
- Eddy Clearwater: Very Good Condition - Cool Blues Walk
- Russ Morgan: Red Roses for a Blue Lady - Red Roses for a Blue Lady
- Kraftwerk: The Robots - The Man Machine
- Prehensile Monkeytailed Skink: I Hate You - Skink
- Solomon Burke: These Arms of Mine - The Bishop Runs South
- Elf Power: The New Mythology - In A Cave
- Jim Hall/Roland Hanna/Ron Carter/Steve Gadd/Chet Baker/Paul Desmond - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Concierto
- Peter Garland: Dance no. 4 - Matachin Dances
- Yann Tiersen: La Valse d'Amelie - music box
- Erkin Koray: Krallar (Kings) - Devlerin Nefesi (Breath of Giants)
- Alloy: Underground - Alloy
- Cirque de Soleil: Carrousel - Quidam
- LeRoy Larson and the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble: Nidelven - Saturday Night Old Time
- Dr. Dog: the girl (beck remix) - Dr. Dog
- Messer für Frau Müller: Intimate Service Cosmique - Triangle, Dot, & Devil
- Jeff Sharel: tribute final (original mix) - tribute final
- Deltron: Battlesong - 3030
- The Strange Boys: You Can't Only Love When You Want To - Be Brave
- Tom Weisgerber: Clarinet Polka - COTFA
- Jiminy Cricket: When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
- The Vampires of Dartmoore: Hallo, Mister Hitchcock - Dracula's Music Cabinet
- Boiled in Lead: The Gypsy - Music from The Gypsy
- Using singles LPs: Definitely doing that again, for multiple reasons, 1) they're interesting and always different, a lot of times local, 2) they're easy to grab from the soundboard, 3) they're cute.
- J.S. Bach+Tim Berne Layering: This was my favorite layering of the night, and it was satisfying to do as well, because while the Bach had been playing for awhile, I was very, VERY slowly raising the volume of the Berne, until it integrated into an uncomfortable, unsettling feeling.
- Music box: I bought a music box that plays "La Valse d'Amelie" from the movie 'Amelie', so I brought it in case I was inspired, which I was. It was a bit hard to time, and to maneuver between the 2 or 3 things I had been playing, but I loved the minimalism in comparison with the noise that I had before.
- Transitions: I'm still working on really tightening up my transitions, and today they were a bit lazy, with a bit too much space in between tracks, especially near the end of my set.
- Dinah Washington on Helium: Even though it always sounds INTERESTING when I put a 33 LP on a 45 setting, I definitely didn't plan for that to happen, and it's a good lesson for me to check the settings on the turntables before I play anything.
- Last track: It was a good track, but I didn't feel great ending with it for some reason. C'est la vie.