Friday, December 17, 2010

December 20, 2010

"Abba zaba" - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Safe as milk)
"Potato boy" - Celano Baggiani Group (Alienology)
"Clin d'oeil" - Marianne Trudel/Levy Bourbonnais (L'embarquee)
"Mag runs the voodoo down" - Nils Landgren Funk Unit (Funk for life)
"Sum up broke" - The International Submarine Band
"Umbo weti" - Babtunde Lea (Umbo weti: a tribute to Leon Thomas)
"Run Rudolph run" - Keith Richards
"Fauxfessor" - John Ellis & Double-Wide (Puppet mischief)
"Uncle Sam took my baby away" - The Humms (Lemonland)
"When I cry" - Shawn Bell Quintet (Things yet unknown)
"Connecting……. done" - Earswideopen (Earswideopen)
"Space child" - Spirit (Twelve dreams of Dr. Sardonicus)
"Q41" - Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher (Quartet)
"Flame retarded" - Breathe Knives (Breathe Knives)
"Wan maha sanook" - Plearn Promden (The sound of Siam: leftfield luk thun, jazz & molam in Thailand 1964-1975)
"Why does the sun shine?" - They Might Be Giants (Here comes science)
"Adolph Hitler" - The Doors (The Doors box set)
"El inicio" - Darren Sigesmund (Strands II)
"U.F.O" - Torche (Songs for singles)
"Dr. Jackie" - Barnacle Bill (Trio)
"Boo hiss" - Jordan Zeyha (The explosives archives: Calgary live music, vol. I)
"Tired of sex" - Weezer (Pinkerton)
"To composer John Cage" - Anthony Braxton (For alto)
"Derdalan" - Barana Quintet (Sarap wine)
"The tree of freedom" - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Vitoria suite)
"Donovan's monkey" - Blue Oyster Cult (Blue Oyster Cult)
"Stolpernova" - Knalpot (Serious outtakes)
"The pact (I'll be your fever)" - Villagers (Becoming a jackal)
"Qui vive" - De Bende Van Drie (Traces of tides)
"Divine and bright" - Earth (A bureaucratic desire for extra-capsular extraction)
"Some frump punk" - Agog (Some frump punk)
"Way of the cross/crucifiction/death" - Undivided (The passion)

Another "all over the map" show, with 30+ (32 to be exact) tracks played again. Some key items from today's program:

*The 5000th track played on Breaking The Tethers appeared today. This was "Tree of freedom" by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. I had originally planned to keep tabs on what was being played and where the number was at but I forgot all about it. So, no big announcement during the show. "Tree of freedom" just ended up being the lucky track. I'm OK with that.

*Captain Beefheart checked out of the planet on Friday (credit to Scott Miller on the RT list, I think, for the "checked out of the planet" bit). He'd long since quit the music business (since 1982, I believe) to return to his visual art roots (he was a sculpting prodigy as a child) and was sick with MS but he left behind a remarkable collection of recorded music. In his honour, I chose to play one of my Beefheart faves, "Abba zaba".

*There was a Dutch feel of sorts to today's episiode. A pile of Dutch jazz and jazz-related music, both recent and from the last few years, crossed my path this week. Most of it was pretty cool so I decided to feature some of it on air. I actually didn't get to play all of the material I wanted so there will be more on the December 27 program (different performers and different CDs, of course).

The next edition of Breaking The Tethers will be a just slightly-post-Christmas (Day) show, as mentioned, on December 27, 2010, the last one of the year.


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