Wrecking Women with gonads
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 230: Women with Gonads
Maandag, 1 September 2003 (17.00 to 19.00)
"BE Lazy, Go Crazy"
o Margaret Mead
"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the
criticism of one man, go ahead, get married."
o the mother of Katherine Hepburn to her daughter
12 Song > Joan LaBarbara 
Trafficopalyse > b/art vs Laurie Jordan 
On the Ward of a State Psychiatric Ward > Brenda Hutchinson 
Soundscape > Angel Alanis 
Something You Can Hide In > The Magic Carpathians Project 
Grey Waters > Beth Custer 
You Have Taken My Soul > Marlene Dietrich 
Club Enchantment > Shelley Hirsch 
707 > Grand Mal 
They Use Us Back > Claudia Bonarelli 
Les Pons de l'Espace > Laurie Radford 
Upstate > Anita O'Day 
1st Movement [exc.] > Rachel Pollak & Deep Listening Band 
She thought She Was in the Mafia > Lisa Suckdog 
By Myself > Ursula Dudziak 
Ee Che > Anna Homler 
Jogging dans la Maison Hantée > Magali Babin 
Nina Con un Tercer Ojo > Lizzy Mercier Descloux 
2nd Movement [exc.] > Rachel Pollak & Deep Listening Band 
Naming > Lisa Kucharski 
Little Sister > Dodo Hug 
The Apple Stretching > Grace Jones 
Schat 1 > Grand Mal 
Can't Be Funky > Bush Tetras 
Pluie sur Fougeres > Les Poules 
3rd Movement [exc.] > Rachel Pollak & Deep Listening Band 
Public Transportation > Claudia Bonarelli 
Stop Its Wonderful > Bonnie Baker 
You Bug Me Bad > Wanda Jackson 
Schat 2 > Grand Mal 
Stop, Look & Listen > Patsy Cline 
Checker Board intro > Ralston Purina Farm Products 
The First Whippoorwill Song > the DeZurik Sisters 
L'il Liza Jane > the DeZurik Sisters 
Yodel Lady > > the DeZurik Sisters 
A 1966 study in NY estimated that the avg homemaker worked 99.6 hours
per week. Working women worked an extra 34 hours at home in the
1970s. None of this unpaid labor is included in the GNP. I.e.,
o from the American Women's Almanac by Louise Bernikow
 Great sublime extended vocalist.
 One of my many live-radio mixes involving the sampling of traffic
and weather reports after a major storm to make it appear that all of
NY is in a frozen state of chaos. This one dates from 1992.
 Great disturbing piece of exposé/voyeurism that lets you listen
to the goings on in a women's psychiatric ward.
 "Organic Moods" on BMT 12-inch. Female high energy deep beat
techno and white noise.
 "Water Dreams" on Fly Music <www.karpatymagiczne.vivo.pl> in a
way I am reminded of Le Mystere des voix but Polonaise. Somewhere
between Gothic and World and contemplative. Recommended. Their best
 "The Shirt I Slept In" on BC <b1custer@...>. Underrated punk
experimental and conceptual neo-combat boot ambiences.
 "Lili Marlene" on Cameo/CBS vinyl 1983.
 "Far In Far Out" on Tzadik. She does it all. One of the most
gifted throats connected to a mind. Yodels, croons, and does comedy
like her body is really inhabited by about 10 souls.
 "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.
Recommended. Funny and yet challenging.
 "The Freest of Radicals" on No Type <www.notype.com>[notice of
correction - This does not appear on Presence III] I played it a few
weeks ago and put it on the wrong compilation. This is a jaunty
compilation combining the best of electro-acoustic high brow with the
best of impulsive noise oriented punk. Trying clear out some dead
wood and make room for the young. This material is varied going
across a series of impulses. It moves from mego through empreintes
digitales through mille plateaux and ant-zen on into bip hop. This
piece is pure speed attention deficit channel surfing glitch hop.
CB's piece makes me feel she is in a late model German car on the
autobahn with Wolfgang Voigt [Gas] and Stefan Betke [Pole] looking
for a gass tation that sells Kraftwerk 8-Tracks.
 "Presence III" on Productions electro Productions & the CEC
<http://cec.concordia.ca/pep/> is a 2-CD set with 28 composers, 7
countries, attempting to construct audio contrivances of such
audacity that they fail to move, succeed in separating expectation
from result, desire from noise. We are all alone and the shadow we
leave behind is in the shape of a mushroom. The radio is thrown
against the wall. This is what we hear. D. Berezan I met and I
appreciate his compositions. This piece captures "the perceptions and
imaginings of northern Canada". It deals with north didn't Glenn
Gould and Hector Zazou deal with north as well as hazard. I smell a
theme coming on. Gotfrit deals with fragility. Goudesceune birds,
math and music and she guarantees the "sounds are 100% retro double
modulator FM. Kober does radiophonic self-reflexive piece. MacCormac
sounds made exclusively by voice and penny whistle. Naylor's
meditation on found sounds from urban Japan LR performs in the
tradition of Empreintes Digitales electro-acoustic top notch
dramatics in the studio
 "The Big Band Sessions" on Verve vinyl, 1979. One of the most
gifted and still living legends of experimental lounge scat singing.
 "Unquenchable Fire" on Deep Listening <www.deeplistening.org> is
a very interesting collaboration between Pauline Oliveros DL band,
Joe McPhee Quartet and Transsexual Sci Fi author RP whom I first had
the pleasure of really reading when she appeared in the well-regarded
Peter Lamborn Wilson & Rudy Rucker edited anthology of new sci fi for
Autonomedia <http://slash.autonomedia.org>, [which I had the honor of
being part of The disc includes Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner RP
reading from her work. From the liner notes:A mysterious revolution
in the laws of the universe and political revolt on the part of the
mostly female founders have transformed the country. When the future
comes to Poughkeepsie, NY, politicians and movie stars take a
backseat to storytellers; ritual and magic pervade everyday life"
But it is only excerpts with the improv taking off after a few
minutes of recitation and some of it is inspired and some of it seems
somewhat incidental to the work that inspired it. Still a really
 I used to see her perform naked in Paris quite often and her and
French hubby Costes seemed like the Sid and Nancy of the new
underground back then. That she ended up moving back to the US where
she began spewing white supremacist crap is something I never would
have thought from meeting her. Kind of like idiot with some naïve
savantist gestures. She came off like some atomic testing victim
kitten backed by the Shaggs.
 Yet another incredibly inspiring "other" worldly extended
vocalist. From an old WFMU WTM tape.
 Great abstract vocalist whom I was turned on to by David
Newgarden, former WFMU DJ and music director.
 "Chemin de Fer" on No Type <www.notype.com> Sounds produced by
percussive metallic instruments recycled and reinvented by Magali.
 "Rosa Yemen: July 1978" on Ze Records vinyl, 1979. I thought she
was beyond critique, the coolest chick I almost met. I coulda been
considred a weak-kneed stalker had that term come into common use in
1980. Great euro-soul-punk with some bent femme-Rimbaud-plugged-in
post-opiate poesie as well. Inspired first effort. The laziest most
reculsive gal in the music world?
 "A Variety of Barks, Hisses & Squeals" on Apart Mental
Cassettes, 1993. Great cassette of sound samplings.
 "Kaleidofon" on Zytglogge, 2001. 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]
 "Living My Life" on Island vinyl. Sexy androgynous robotic model
singer who managed to bring a cold remove to swinging numbers that
created a delicious Frankenstein tension between soul and mechanics.
 Back when soul punk funk and noise were really kicking through
our NY veins. When I saw them at TR3 [later Teddys] I thought this is
the future of Marlene Dietrich's offsrping.
 "Prairie Orange" on Dame <www.actuellecd.com> Les Poules is made
up of 3 Canadian WOMEN 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.
 "No Type Sampler" on No Type . Beautiful Wolfgang "Gas"
Voigt-like trance-loops that remind me also of Rapoon. Like Gas,
Zoviet France, Rapoon I can play these kinds of mesmerizing and
meditative loops over and over. I did just that, playing this lilting
cut some 50 times on repeat.
 Blossom Dearie meets Annette Funicello at a pajama party.
 "Let's Have a Party" on Charly vinyl, 1986. Sexy Baptist Queen
of rock'n'roll toured with Elvis in the early days who encouraged her
to rock out. Also produced some rockin' yodel numbers. Cooler chicks
never rolled out of any hay anywhere.
 "Love and Lost Again" on 51 West vinyl, 1982. One of the great
proto-rockabilly cowgal stylists. Woe-is-me but watch out for the
metal tips on my cowboy boots buddy.
 The DeZurik Sisters were a yodeling duo popular between the
1930s and 1950s. Carolyn (b. 1919) and sister Mary Jane (1917-1981)
were proto-feminist pioneers. They invaded the male hayseed preserve
with an infec-tiously successful style of singing and yodeling, which
included yodeling extremely high notes. They performed some mean scat
singing and could re-create the sounds of chime bells and trumpets.
But most interestingly was their propensity to sound like yodeling
chickens with a full repertoire of trills, whistles, and cackles.
Their cackling was later encouraged by their sponsor, Purina, maker
of animal feed and pet food to the point where, during World War II,
they became known as the Cackle Sisters. [from Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The
Secret History of Yodeling Around the World
[Routledge 2003] For more info:
o Jessica Lynch, the brave soldier rescued from under the noses of
perplexed Iraqi doctors during the invasion of Iraq has sold her
story for $1 million! To Knopf! I AM A SOLDIER TOO is to be
ghost-written by Rick Bragg who is aptronymically notorious for
having forged/plagiarized stories that appeared in the New York
Times. Lynch's choice seems particularly poetic because, after all,
her tale is basically more fiction and wishful thinking than truth as
well. The fact that her rescue had little to do with fact or bravery
does not and did not matter to hero-starved Americans.
o An Islamic fanatic who sensed that women were stepping all over the
image and authority of the prophet by letting their hair pour out
from under their required Burka decided to take matters into his own
hands in the name of holy Islam. Saeed Haneis murdered 16 women he
considered nothing more than blasphemous prostitutes in the Iranian
city between July 2000 and July 2001 in the name of Allah. He
strangled them with their own veils. This, of course, mirrors the
countless men in the West, particularly in the America over the past
25 years who have carried out similar executions in the name of
Christ or God. The only positive effect of these murders has been the
humbling of the holy idiots ruling Iran. They must now recognize that
they have social problems - there are at least 300,000 women working
as prostitutes in Iran. The fact that women are married off at young
ages, are disowned by parents and families, thrown out of the house,
are abused, are not educated and are not allowed to work legitimate
jobs has all pushed many women into a life of prostitution. There are
some 2,000,000 Iranian women who are abandoned, runaways, widowed,
homeless, and/or tramps.
o The very idea of prostitution in a holy state that projects itself
as morally superior to the corrupt west must be quite an annoying
blemish on the collective soul of Islam. Of course, no amount of
stoning to death and other extreme punishments inflicted on women can
totally squelch the human libido.
o Amina Lawal, the most famous unwed mother in the world has had her
punishment, sharia - stoning to death - as issued by an Islamic court
in Kenya, postponed - and now stayed - once again due to public and
political pressure to end this barbaric form of punishment. The
23-old became pregnant after her divorce two-years earlier. The court
ordered her to be up to her neck in sand and then to be stoned to
death. She has won several reprieves over the past year, one
involving the detail that she cannot be stoned to death as long as
she is still breast-feeding. The father has denied any blame and has
been set free. Worldwide outrage apparently had some effect on the
ultimate acquittal. Although she is saved, there are hundreds more
who may suffer the same anonymous and cruel deaths.
o In Mister S a bio about Cole Porter, George Jacobs tells how Porter
wrote the song for Sinatra. The song title comes from an incident
involving Porter, propositioning a truck driver with his homosexual
advances. The driver then kicked the poofster out of him.
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