WRECK: Extreme Yodel in Amsterdam [radio & festival]
- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 295 Extreme Yodeling
PTP in the ether: 88.3FM
Where purity & puerility are synonymous
streaming via internet:
5 Juli 2005 / 17.00-19.00
Secret Agent Numbers Signals > G-1 Tyrolean Station 
Ursonate Presto [Schwitters > Jaap Blonk 
Yodel > Common Loon 
Jodel Kip > Jopie Vogelvang 
Chicken Yodel > Owen Blundell & Rex Dallas 
Chicken Yodel > Kerry Christensen 
Shanghai Rooster > Cackle Sisters 
Irrintzi > Anonymous 
Haiku Lingo > Shelley Hirsch & David Weinstein 
O No Kimosabe > Volksmarsch 
Standard Yodel > Korean Child 
Wiry Twerp > The Goons 
I'd Love to be a Cowgirl But I'm A-Scared of Cows > Carolina Cotton 
Throat Yodel > Sainkho 
Yakut Song > Lioudmila Khandi 
The Place I Come > Magic Carpathians Project 
Yodeling Ghost > Bing Crosby vs the Andrews Sisters 
Angelique [The Swiss Maid] > André van Duin 
Main Hoon Jhumroo > Kishore Kumar 
Nils Juhan > Johan Anders Baer 
Shawnee Stomp Dance > Shawnee Tribe 
Big Chief Yodel > Big Chief Redbird 
Mahur > Alim Qasimov 
Kyrie > Toby Twining 
Jungle Roots Dub > Lee Scratch Perry 
Yodel Bomber > People Like Us 
 The Conet Project, Irdial Discs, 1997,
<http://www.ibmpcug.co.uk/~irdial/conet.htm> offers a thorough and
well-documented sampling of recordings of 150 "numbers" stations
dating from 1971. SPOOKS SPIES & SPUNKY ULULATIONS: IS THERE A
CONNECTION BETWEEN YODELING & SHORT-WAVE ESPIONAGE [From a reading at
KGB, NYC May 4, 2005]: The so-called G1 Tyrolean Music Station is
radio straight out of a paranoid noir thriller. I see Harry Lime
sitting on a sagging bed leaning over a dour night table frantically
scribbling down numbers being recited by a sultry disembodied
feminine sci-fi voice. Out of the wavering signal in the late night
hours, after legitimate stations have retired, full of white noise
and audio ghosts emerges a robotic female voice in a surly monotone:
"71654 15266 21500 95320 ende...". On the other end, a diligent gray
spook scribbling down the numbers on a pad, a decoding key open at
his side. The decoded numbers messages giving detailed instructions
on their next course of action. Simple, low-budget, effective - and
enigmatic. Radio at its most bizarre and mystifying. It's not even
clear whether it's really radio as we know it. What IS clear is that
G1 was a small, peculiar part of what is commonly called "Spy Numbers
Stations" that broadcast at high frequencies to transmit
alpha-numerical one-way messages to [CIA, MI6, Mossad, Stasi, KGB,
you name it] agents in the field from anonymous illegal [but perhaps
sanctioned] stations and pirated frequencies.
All of the governments and major broadcast networks implicated -
including Swiss Radio International and the BBC - have regularly
employed 1 of 2 strategies: plausible denial [with hints of indignant
astonishment] or an open admission of their existence, the boldness
of which subsequently closes the door to further discussion. G1
usually commenced with a mishmosh of frothy German oompah beer
drinking songs, kitschy yodel tunes of questionable vintage and an
eerie or touching - you choose - tinkly music box rendition of the
"Internationale", which prepared listeners for messages to come.
These musical interludes were broadcast continuously between the
alphanumerical recitations, followed by seven notes of the Communist
"Internationale". Whether the yodeling served as cover, diversion,
prelude, or as some kind of catalytic agent to the cryptic messages
is not entirely clear. However, the broadcasts were riddled with
glitches [tapes heard in reverse as they were rewound, clicks,
coughs, miscues, fumbling with mic and tapes], which lent them a warm
Inspector Clouseau-feel. Or was that all strategic diversion as well?
 "Ursonate" Blonk does Schwitters. There are a number of other
deliriously extreme connections between Dada and yodeling. To be
pursued in follow-up book YODELING IN HI FI. Extremely recommended if
you want a very lively version of Schwitters renowned sound poetry.
 The common loon does an uncommonly good natural yodel. the kind
that would have Beethoven chewing his notation.
 Dutch retro-house and fun contemporary yodeler in the vein of
Olga Lowina. Extreme fun.
 Extremely down-under! The heat gets to yodelers in Australia as
much as the next guy. Extreme poulet!
 Extremely bravado bravura yodeling from former Disney-World
Yodeler who may be the yodel equivalent of a porn star. He can go on
and on and on.
 Extremely extreme vocals. What was in that Checker Board chicken
feed they advertised on radio?
 "Spanish Recordings: Basque Country: Navarre" on Rounder, 2004.
Originally recorded in 1952 by Alan Lomax and Jeannette Bell, these
exceptional [and many unreleased] recordings offer a variety of
Basque vocals from the Pyrenees to fishermen's harmonies and clear
jotas, Navarrese traditional alboka horn, pipe and drum ensembles,
plus the irrintzi, while traveling through Franco's Spain. The cry
sounds part horse's whinny, part human laugh, and part exaltation of
joy and is commonly used by shepherds and agricultural workers to
communicate over distances. It is now sometimes used the way the
yodel is, as the refrain of a popular song. Extreme!
 "Haiku Lingo" on Review available No Man's Land
<www.nomansland-records.de>. One of the extreme CD necessities.
Extreme vocals for extreme times. Essential.
 Kerry Christensen gets his wife involved and they yodel their
way through a Rossini theme that became more known as the theme from
the TV cowboy series "The Lone Ranger". Extreme edge of taste. Listen
to at your own discretion.
 Received a CD-R full of Korean and/or Japanese yodels from
station manager Ken at WFMU. They are anonymous and amazingly
extremely bad taste. Some are obvious Japanese-Swiss yodeler Takeo
 Extremely funny satiric Brits take urine samples from anything
in need of cultural damaging. Yodeling was also on their agenda.
 Extremely gifted, extremely funny-witty, extremely under-valued
yodeler who yodeled on many a dusty cowboy film
 Extremely beautiful throat singer from Tuva who has emerged as
extremely renowned world music performer with a gift for yodel-like
 Extremely gorgeous, extremely mysterious yodeling from a singer
on "songs from the Cold Seas" CD produced by Hector Zazou who
promises an outtake I might use on a future yodel compilation.
 "Sonic Suicide: Ethnoise #1" on Vivo <www.magiccarpathians.com>.
Always top-notch speculative, wandering, searching vocal ambience
that sways between spiritual, investigative, and heretical. Diamanda
Galas finally finds the right drugs? I am not crazy! I am NOT hearing
yodeling everywhere but definitely some fine ethno-ambient Carpathian
yodeling although MCP insist there is no yodeling tradition there.
 Extremely cool lackadaisical loungy yodeling from a cool guy.
The Andrews sisters also yodel here and there in their repertoire.
 Extremely well-regarded Dutch comedian who is sometimes very
funny. Here does a very good send-up of a Roger Miller yodel tune
that became a hit for Del Shannon.
 Extremely gifted goofball humorist and producer of serious
Bollywood art films was one of the most active in the musical
appropriation of Western song styles. He can yodel among the best and
he seems to be having an extremely good time while doing it.
 Extremely moving joiking by this Nordic vocalist who yodeled
this at the Lillehammer Olympics.
 Yes even Native American Indians do it. Extremely interesting.
 And sometimes Indians did it in a garage to produce 60s Indian
garage rock yodeling. Extremely obscure although available on some
 They also do it in Azerbaidjan, extremely well in extremely long
 "Chrysalid Requiem" on Cantaloupe <www.cantaloupe.com>. Yodeling
in a new classical environment. Refreshing like navigating a
motorized skateboard through a cathedral naked except for an
attractive gargoyle pattern of medieval-inspired tattoos.
 LSP, idiot-savant-clown-jester-genius-messiah is willing to try
ANYthing. He yodels on a number of tracks. Extremely intersting. Lots
of satisfying clashes between dub-reggae-triphop and yodeling. That's
 Engagé post-Negativland sampling and yodeling.
*** You will certainly hear some of this if you happen to be in
Amsterdam and happen to be able to make it to the first annual yodel
festival on Saturday along the Nieuwe Meer on the southern edge of
Amsterdam near the airport. There will be DJing [by me and DJ
Irritainment] and live yodeling and alphorn playing and musicological
yodel films and BAD softcore lederhosen yodel porn... Plus you can
camp there. see more below for details...
Yodel Festival -- First Annual!!
9 - 10 July
het Buitenland [along the Nieuwe Meer]
Festival: 5 euro
Festival+camping+jodel breakfast 10 euro
jodel films, jodel reading, live jodel performance,
jodel contest, jodel food & drink, jodel DJs
Jodel-camping weekend about Jodel music
focus on this global phenomenon found in ALL musical styles
Techno / Hillbilly / House / Avant Garde / Rock / Funk / Dub / Hiphop /
Punk / Jazz / Tirol-bergklassiekers / Country / Cowboy
serious approach to this mostly jolly yodel culture
a combo of recreational & informational
Kutzkelina & the Devil's Harmonica [Alpen Dub / Berlin]
Olga Petersen [alphorn / yodel]
Das Alphorn > Stefan Schwietert (conflict between kitsch & ethnic folklore)
Ur Musig > Cyril Schläpfer (beautiful/ poeticabout still-isolated
Mike Johnson Live > Mike Johnson (America's #1 Black Country Yodeler)
Blind Dog Yodeling in Kitchen > Erika Stücky
(avant garde Swiss-American singer who has performed at Bimhuis )
Bad Movies [1970s Alpine Softcore Yodel Erotic]:
In Tirol Sex is Never Out of Fashion
Tirol Sex Express
Skirtchasers in Tirol
Reading with 100 yodel samples:
Bart Plantenga, author of
Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World
DJ Jodel Wreck
zaterdag 9 juli
16.00 camping open/jodeldisco
20.30 jodel contest
22.30 serious films
zondag 10 juli
09.30 - 11.00 jodel breakfast
11.00 - film
audio assistance: Erik Hobijn
film programming: Menno Grootveld
culinary details: Artischok
press info: Menno = rabotnik@...
boek info: bart plantenga = ninplant@...
---> * Jonges v/d Vlakte [Boys from the Plains] play a piquant,
illuminating, and playfully irritating mix of faulty music, of
near-misses, of obscure failures, of world music that is not from
this world 19.00-20.30 Mondays @ PTP
---> * Dr. Doo Wop is one of the most eccentric and stimulating radio
shows anywhere. Is now
on Radio Patapoe on Sunday 17.00-18.00 Amsterdam time
---> * new home of Amsterdam's Radio Vrije Keyser: 89.6 FM
---> * Radio Tonka, The Hague's 10-year-old free radio station
---> * Radio Wanklank 90.9 FM, free radio in Wageningen <www.wanklank.nl>
---> * Radio Libertaire, Paris 89.3 <http://dune2.info:5000/radiolib.m3u>
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