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    wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 228: Lounging Around Paradise Maandag, 18 Augustus 2003 (17.00 to
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      wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam

      Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 228: Lounging Around Paradise

      Maandag, 18 Augustus 2003 (17.00 to 19.00)

      SIMUL-streaming <http://freeteam.nl/patapoe/>

      "Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ"
      o Morrisey, "Panic"

      o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

      Pre-Set #1: Night Drive > Liminal [1]
      I've Seen Enough > Puzaki [2]
      Jazz Attack > Rehkmire [3]
      Cha Cha Cha du Loup [instrumental] > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      Mambo Miam Miam > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      L'Anthracite > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      Cha Cha Cha > Mad Dodo [5]
      El Bodeguero [Grocer's Cha Cha] > Nat King Cole [6]
      La Horse > Howie B vs Serge Gainsbourg [7]
      Cha Cha Cha du Loup > Serge Gainsbourg [4]
      Peel Me a Grape > Grand Mal [8]
      Raoult Lounge > Erika Stucky [9]
      Brigitte Bardot > Rossa Nova [10]
      Hello / Teedjes > DJ Cor Blimey [11]
      Wedding Polka > the Pascals [12]
      Cinnabar > Tipsy [13]
      Quiets Nights #1-2 > Curd Duca [14]
      Request Dance > the Caretaker vs V/VM [15]
      Tequila > Wes Montgomery [16]
      Sweet Sadness > Gabin [17]
      Malaguena (Chanson Mexicaine) > Clarita Montes & Cristobal Caceres [18]
      Aguas de Marco > Antonio Carlos Jobim [16]
      Whispers > Sounds from the Ground [19]
      Manobras > Coolhipnoise [20]
      Lizard Room > Ekto vs Pitchblack [21]
      Return of the Skunk Unlimited Orchestra > Groove Corporation [22]
      Drink, Drink, Drink > Mario Lanza [23]
      Attente Musicale > Dimitri from Paris [24]
      Walter's Strip Joint > Erika Stucky [9]
      Somebody Buy Me A Drink > Oscar Brown Jr. [25]
      Salvation Barmy > MC Paul Barman [26]
      More Gauze > DJ Cor Blimey [11]

      o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

      Lounge is an escape into a scotch-scented diorama. Fuck the world
      take me to this address. Everything in a lounge borders on the not
      quite believable, the not quite with-it, the not-quite sober, the not
      quite profound conversations, the not quite women of questionable
      repute, the men with occupations not listed in any want ads, the
      fashions not quite name brands, the dances not quite identifiable,
      the fabrics covering the walls of a material you just can't pin down
      - Gorflex, pseudo-satinic, waftfoam and the bands playing standards
      that make them sound familiar but not quite. This is a state we
      sometimes seek if we have suddenly forgotten our mantras or forgotten
      the way to paradise. And you are drinking a concoction out of a glass
      shaped like an Egyptian queen's left buttock that is called something
      like a Fused Axle or a Tuskless Elephant or a Lime Jicket or a
      Syncopated Prosthesis or a Mugger's SupriseŠ Call me a cab when the
      war is over.

      [1] "Liminal Lounge" on Knitting Factory <www.knittingfactory.com>.
      Great space-age lounge with Irish coffees assisted by generous
      helpings of Red Bull.

      [2] "Smoking When Pregnant" on Alias Frequencies
      <www.aliasfrequencies.org>. Noisy sons-of-bitches with questionable
      furry pets on their shoulder track in some gooey foul-smelling
      substance on the lush fibrilating carpet of the airport hotel lounge.

      [3] "The Deviant Lounge" on Land <www.phantomproduction.com>. The
      outpost lounge along the spiritual Maginot Line between what we
      imagine and what we perceive. You cannot tune out the noise in
      beautiful music.

      [4] "Couleur Cafe" on Philips. This is one of 4 repackagings of Serge
      works in 4 themes. It is a very nicely produced series, better than
      any number of other rehashes of SG music. Death is certainly a boon
      to the reissue market. I have written some about Serge and have
      marvelled at the ease - even after death - that he negotiates the
      fine line that leads to the bar, the fine line between rot gut and
      top shelf liquor, the high art pretensions and the street level
      appeal of his proletarian songs. For more about SG see:

      [5]"De la Musique a la Folie" on Zyt. Hug is a singer, songwriter,
      musician, comedienne, actress, and a yodeler. If you gave Nina Hagen
      a lot of things to do besides warble, you'd have Dodo Hug; she's a
      multi-lingual, one-woman Spike Jones. Her songwriting is witty and in
      the realm of Judy Tenuta. She has an amazingly versatile voice that
      you know could go one-on-one with Diamanda Galas. Hug's most closely
      associated with Zürich, having grown up in and around Northeastern
      Switzerland. She started out in the early-'70s doing dinner theatre
      and performing in the streets and pubs. She joined the musical comedy
      group Tarot (1974-78) and worked in TV, radio, and children's theatre
      until 1979. In the 1980s, she did theatre music, conceptual work, and
      began her own comedy theatre, Mad Dodo. In 1994, she began focusing
      on her music. [from: Yo De Lay EEE OOO: The Secret History of
      Yodeling Around the World [Routledge 2003]

      [6] "Colé Espanol" on Capitol vinyl. Very nice swingin' material for
      a summer radio program.

      [7] "Cinemix: Vol. 2 - Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier" on
      Sido/Universal [Pingpong Dist: <www.pingpongcom.net>. Interesting and
      challenging if not always totally successful reconsiderations and
      revampings of forgotten French soundtrack music. It is interesting
      how easily Serge can be refitted into the most hip and modern of
      musical styles.

      [8] "Grand Mal" on Unsounds <www.unsounds.com>. This exciting new
      label of inventive sound here presents a strange amalgam between
      post-Brechtian cabaret and conceptual noisescape. Justin Bennett +
      conceptual vocalist Stephie Buttrich and Anne Welmer present some
      sonic apéritifs between absinthe whimsy and underground rigor.

      [9] "Bubbles & Bones" on Traumton <www.traumton.de> Stucky grew up in
      hippie-era San Francisco and moved to Mörel, Canton Wallis,
      Switzerland, a mountain village where yodeling still thrives.
      Switzerland supplied the sonic illumination, America her brazen
      jauntiness, and, oh, time done in Paris enhanced her jazz leanings.
      Stucky entertains passionately, easily, lovingly, mixing the
      mountains' magic with their own worst nightmares. She straddles two
      cultures and numerous musical styles with a cool, clever delivery:
      cabaret comical like Ann Magnuson and Judy Tenuta but with an awesome
      jazzy voice. Add the ability to tell a grimy tall-tale and a gift for
      irreverent phrasing of questionable pop/rock classics like
      Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." And in all this sophisticated, scowlin',
      swingin' scat one finds little sugar cubes of genuine earnestness in
      a bowl at the end of the formica bar in a town that speaks in yodel.
      [from: Yo De Lay EEE OOO: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the
      World [Routledge 2003]

      [10] "Rossa Nova" on JR Productions. An old 45 of faux bossa nova.
      Crass and yet not without humor send ups.

      [11] "DJ Cor Blimey & His Pigeon" on Conundrum
      <www.euronet.nl/users/fuhler> is my current fave disc as it combines
      loungy seductive beats and atmospheres with insouciant spanners. This
      is brilliant treading between populist DJ fun a la Dmitri from Paris
      and Tipsy and DJ Shadow. Brilliant reuse of cultural sampling plus
      some conceptually serious threads to make it all the more jaunty and
      lively. "More Gauze" quotes heavily and brilliantly from an Elaine
      Ma-Mike Nichols routine.

      [12] "Abiento" on Les Disques du Soleil <www.dsa-wave.com> is that
      strange crosswalk that connects cloying/annoying fringe music like
      some Jad Fair meets Jonathan Richman with lilting edgy atmospheres
      and attitudes like Penguin Café Orchestra. Cute, annoying, undeniable.

      [13] "Trip Tease" on Asphodel <www.asphodel.com> is one of the better
      beyond-lounge where the cosmonauts of a failed Mars mission take over
      the turntables in the Duck For Cover Lounge and distribute magic
      mushrooms free with all cocktails.

      [14] "Elevator 3" on Mile Plateaux <www.mille-plateaux.com> Moods as
      thick and humid as a shag carpet in a cheap port town lounge. Just as
      you are remembering lost virginities experienced in previous lives he
      shuts down the cut to create a box of mnemonic shards that when
      pieced together do not add up to your life in the history of the
      world at all.

      [15] "Selected Memories from the Haunted Ballroom" on Brainwashed
      <www.brainwashedcom/vvm>. Imagine a retuned upright piano in a
      ballroom submerged a foot or 2 under water in Brighton, UK. The
      Caretaker is someone who plays not-quite-memorable tunes at wakes and
      makes fun of the 101 Strings and Mantovani by throwing some plastic
      cutlery among the piano's strings.

      [16] "Jazz Masters" on Verve. CD reissue of Verve memorable recordings.

      [17] "Euro Lounge" on Putumayo <www.putumayo.com> Interesting but
      uneven post-lounge coupling of West European ensembles with musicians
      from other world cultures. Putumayo is less guilty of
      audio-bus-tourism than say Lonely Planet compilations which exploit
      the extreme tourism trend of recent years where a vacation isn't
      meaningful until one has successfully consumed a fair amount of
      exoticism, all via an able and overbearing tour guide who tells you
      exactly what to look and listen for.

      [18] "Folklore Sud Americain" on MFP vinyl. Latin American folk
      standards. Do I sense some near-yodeling on this Mexican folk song?

      [19] "Natural Selection" on Nutone/Nettwerk is pure lounge music for
      down time. Staring off into a gorgeous landscape with music that
      perfectly collaborates with the drinks and setting to allow you to
      feel for a moment that it is OK to be who you are in this time and
      place. Perfect chill with eyes and ears fluttering in the nether zone
      of a hypnagogic state.

      [20] "Select Cuts: Showcase & More-Kingston, Havanna, Lisbon" on
      Select Cuts <www.selectcuts.de>. CHN has been around since 1994
      fusing jazz, soul, reggae, African and Brazilian sounds. In true Echo
      Beach style, the music stretches from melodic and laidback to
      pounding dub, deep bass, crisp percussion and Astrud gilberto-esque
      vocalizations. Sunny and slack and influenced by the 3 Latin cities
      K, H, and L. Produced by the inventive UK, post-Sherwoodian,
      Manasseh. Very nice.

      [21] "Electric Earth & Other Elements" on Kog <www.kog.co.nz>. Great
      New Zealand dub band of burnished and gleaming beats here with a
      remix album. I recommend them highly.

      [22] "Overdubbed by Reverend E.C.H.O." on Echo Beach
      <www.echobeach.com> is a promo-only compilation of what makes this
      label special: fluid lively inspired dub and beyond.

      [23] "His Greatest Hits" on RCA, 1979.

      [24] "SacreBleu: Viva la France" on Yellow/EW. One of the most fun
      and resilient records of resurrected lounge in my collection. Set the
      standard for rehashed reoutfitted inspired kitsch lounge.

      [25] A bar rat's desperate plea for a drink when he discovers his
      pockets are empty and that one last drink will put him over the edge
      into satisfactory oblivion.

      [26] "It's Very Stimulating" on WordSound <www.wordsound.com>. Snarky
      brilliant bawdy and just a cut above the rest of the wordy end of
      rap. Inspired lyrics throughout. Here: "But I couldn't stay calm
      because / she revealed a bra / made of two yarmulkes!"

      o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

      Send all sound material for airplay and review to:
      Wreck This MeSS
      Radio 100 / Radio Patapoe
      bart plantenga
      Zeilstraat 23 / II
      1075 SB Amsterdam
      the Netherlands

      o "plus another few hundred when it hits the BSI list!" Ezra
      o Old playlists archived at <http://www.wfmu.org/~bart/>
      o Recent selected Playlists [early stages] at
      o Special playlists can be found at 3am Magazine
      <http://www.3ammagazine.com> under the title "Radiophotogram: Visual
      Radio". Also posted is a depth-of-focus interview with Judy Nylon.
      Appearing now: excerpts from my post-situ-eroto-geographical paris
      novel, PARIS SEX TETE...


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