WRECK the Blue of Bleu & Blauw
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 225: blauw/bleu/blue2
Maandag, 21 Juli 2003 (17.00 to 19.00)
Blue, blue, my world is blue
o the Petards
"Red meat isn't bad for you BLUE-green meat, now that's bad for you."
o Tommy Smothers
Le Temp Bleu > Les Poules 
Blue Skies > Shelley Hirsch 
Blue Dreamers > Optic Eye 
Blue Moon > Shelley Hirsch 
Misty Blue > Dorothy Moore 
Love is Blue > 101 Strings vs The Petards 
Devil With the Blue Dress On > Shorty Long 
Blue Man Chu > Craig Flory & Doug Haire 
Blue Monk > McCoy Tyner 
Blue Monk > Craig Flory & Doug Haire 
Blue > Ken Nordine 
Famous Blue Raincoat > Leonard Cohen 
All Blues > Miles Davis 
Blue Monday People > Curtis Mayfield 
When Sunny Gets Blue > Blossom Dearie 
Two Chords Less Than the Blues > Tim Brady 
Blue Jeans, Hot Dogs, Pop Musik > Boris Mikulic 
Blues Minor > John Coltrane 
Blue Yodel > Jack Collom 
Blue > Geb.el 
Little Blue Man > Petula Clark 
Paint It Green & Blue > Jane Gilday 
Blue Balloon > Ewan Stefani 
Blue > Derek Jarman & Simon Fisher Turner 
Blue Buddha > Robin A. Anders 
+ Spewing Blue > Spiro Agnew 
Blue Thighs > V/Vm 
Hallucination Blues [LSD] > Anonymous 
Moon Blues > Mossman 
I have produced several programs on the spectrum of colors for my
overnight show on Radio 100 as well as an earlier one devoted to that
most musical of colors, blue.
Blue is, somehow, the most emotional of colors because it calls up
the infinite sea and the infinite sky, both places of eternal
fascination and fear, both associated with the hereafter. Of course
there are colors more associated with heated emotions like red and
while each color has its emotions and personality traits associated
with it - green with envy - it is blue that ends up in songs the most
because of the blues, which derives from "to feel blue, or down or
dejected or despondent"
I am wondering if the saying "I feel blue" doesn't stem from the
feeling of the color of a person's face when s/he has lost
consciousness, has lost all air in the lungs and oxygen from the
blood. I wonder if the blues don't have something to do with that
frightening shade of blue of a person about to die. But then I
immediately wonder whether blacks turn blue when they lose
consciousness, this is especially pertinent when you look back at
fairly recent US history and discover how many blacks were hung until
their bodies no longer held oxygen. Did they turn blue?
Unfortunately, most of the photos that document this horrible
crime/punishment are black and white.
Blue is also, however, commonly associated with control and
oppression as in "the men in blue."
I could have played the Blue Man Group whom I saw in NY in 199? And
was impressed by back then. But the disc, "The Complex" is
nondescript rock for a commercial for a mediocre beer.
In film there is Le grand Bleu [The Big Blue], the Blue Angel,
Soldier Blue, Blue [1st of Kieslowski's "Three Color" trilogy],
Bluebeard's Ten Honeymoons, Blue Collar [assembly line drama], Blue
in the Face [a mess], Betty Blue [ love it], Blues Brothers, Blues
Busters [the Bowery Boys!!], Blue Velvet [Lynch is really overrated],
Blue Jeans [has yodeling]
 "Prairie Orange" on Dame <www.actuellecd.com> Les Poules is made
up of 3 Canadian musicians who have managed a quirky and moody CD of
controlled improv that avoids self-indulgence as it creates emotional
landscapes composed of a sack full of highly varied sounds. Nice.
 "Far In Far Out" on Tzadik. She does it all. One of the most
gifted throats connected to a mind. "BLUE moon / Now I'm no longer
 "Feed Your Head," various artists on Ultimate Recording Company,
1993. Full of techno-hippie [Optic Eye even describe themselves as
"space-out hippy types"] or electro-pagan yearnings for some amiable
and perhaps simplistic intersplicing between spiritual thirst and the
electronic sounds that will hopefully conjure up the same magic as
has been documented among indigenous and acoustic musics.
 "Soul Classics" on Super Doubles. "Just the thought of you /
turns my whole world misty BLUE / I think of things we used to do /
and my whole world turns misty BLUE"
 "BLUE, BLUE, my world is BLUE / BLUE is my world now that I'm without you."
 "The In Crowd: The Ultimate Mod Collection" on Style Movement. A
questionable fusing of soul geniuses with British pop rock 1964-67 in
an attempt to render the Brit pop more important than it was.
 "Wigwam Bendix" on Franchise. A bunch of skinny white guys
sitting around conjuring up the big black jazz godheads out of the
smoke they manage to blow out of their horns.
 Oops. This genius piece, where did it come from?
 "Time was when BLUE was the saddest, sadder than that, BLUE was
the BLUEst BLUE BLUE wasn't making it"
 "The last time we saw you / you looked so much older / The
famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder"
 "Kind of Blue" on Columbia. Probably the most written-about disc
of all-time [well, maybe Dylan's Blond on Blonde or Highway 61
Revisited comes close]. This is a near perfect jazz disc because it
is both difficult and accessible. Crowd-pleasing and confounding. It
is MD's cool approach to blues that pretty much defined a couple of
generations of intense-slack jazz. MD was "cool," a desirable, moody
prick, his music defined the entire feel and sound of cool and the
blues applied to jazz - "fewer chords but infinite possibilities as
to what to do with them," as MD noted. And as Robert Palmer observes
in the liner notes "all melody and atmosphere." Blue[s] as atmosphere
and ambiences. Drummer Jimmy Cobb said of "KIND": "It must have been
made in heaven."
 He always sounds like he's about to cry. He always embodies that
brittle understated part of soul music.
 "May I Come In?" on Capitol, 1965. Breezy and tender, beguiling
and alluring. Like you would imagine a petunia to sound.
 "Unison Rituals" on Ambiances Magnetiques <www.actuellecd.com>
with lots of ensemble saxophones to create intricate ensemble playing.
 "Blue Jeans, Hot Dogs, Pop Musik / this song this track are
inspired by desire of making money"
 "Africa / Brass" on Impulse. Here best displaying his "sheets of sound."
 "Blue Yodel, Blue Heron" by Colorado poet from the
Boulder/Naropa 'region'. This is great mythical story-telling with
yodeling, political commentary, a great [Burl Ives] voice that
rambles gently and patiently through a mythical tale of a blue heron.
Highly recommended. Available thru: Baksun Books, 1838 Pine St.,
boulder, CO 80302. "I keep on stuffin' goodies in the icebox of my
mind / But reach into the back the lord knows what I might find / I
found out that the blues is just nature's bastard child / It's a blue
baby but it's sliding into the wild"
 "The Eclectic Sound of Vienna II" on Spray
<spray@...> is interesting compilation that gives you an
update on what is happening in Vienna beyond Mozart and the Strauss
 "The Petula Clark Story: Vol. 1" on Golden Hour vinyl. "He loved
me said the little blue man / and scared me right out of my wits /
I hurried back to my apartment / I rushed in and I closed the door /
But there on my desk stood the little blue man"
 "Paint it Blue and Green" personal CDR. Fragile effective
message punk. "I want to see it blue and green like eternity"
 "Presence III" on Canadian Electro-acoustic Community"
<http://cec.concordia.ca/> is a compilation of international but
mostly Canadian composers of electro-acoustic work. The series
maintains a hopeful open channel between sonic investigation and a
hint of entertainment in the conventional [non-academic] sense.
 "Blue flashes in my eyes / Blue bottle buzzing / lazy day / Sky
blue butterfly sways on a cornflower / lost in the warmth of the blue
heat days / singing the blues / quietly and slowly blue of my heart
blue of dreams, slow blue love a delphinium day Blue transcends the
solemn geography of human limits / the blood of sensibility is
 From a September 1993 WFMU Wreck program tape.
 to think that William Safire used to write this heightened
schlock. It is like something from a Vidal-Twain-Thompson-Vonnegut
 "Sick-Love" on Offal. Like a Pac-Man chomping its insatiable way
toward the center of your belief system. Escape down the long
 "Dig the Body Chemicals" A kind of informal compilation of
wacked and sub-cinematic hysteria and Americana. Can someone gimme
 "Mossman vs Mr. Tsunami" on Dispensation <www.dublounge.net> is
clearly the great White Frigid North's answer to King Tubby and
Prince Far I. Brilliant replicant dub.
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