Radio Free GAK Episode September 10, 2012

XHM #132 - "From failing hands, these parting gifts (try the home game)" (2012 September 10)

7:32am - 9:04am

Tributes to the late songwriter Hal David (1921-2012) and DJ Matthew Africa (1972-2012), along with a mild prepared piano set for John Cage's centennial, for this slinky-on-the-surface episode. School's on and seemingly, every wacked-out listener on earth with strange demands that could have been reasonable, y'know, if only they weren't.

On with the show:

1. My Bloody Valentine: We Have All the Time in the World (Peace Together compilation, 1993) Island
2. Michel Sardaby: Welcome New Warmth (Gail, 1974) Disques Debs
3. Divine Fits: Would That Not Be Nice (A Thing Called Divine Fits, 2012) Merge
4. Humans: Traps (Traps EP, 2012) Hybridity
5. Juan Hidalgo (Codorniu) & Walter Marchetti: John Cage's Radio Music [1956] (John Cage, 1974) Cramps
6. Steffen Schleiermacher: Music for Piano 20 (John Cage: Early Piano Works, 1993) ArsNova [Russian bootleg]
7. Patrick Moraz: Three Dances for Two Prepared Pianos, Dance #1 (A Chance Operation: The John Cage Tribute, 1993) KOCH International Classics
8. Bobbi Humphrey: New York Times (Satin Doll, 1974) Blue Note
9. James Pane: Are You Ready [Matthew Africa edit] (DJ Matthew Africa upload, 2012) self-released
10. The Ohio Players: Ecstasy [Matthew Africa extended edit] (DJ Matthew Africa upload, 2012) self-released
11. Friendsound: Love Sketch (Joyride, 1969) RCA Victor
12. Freddie Rodriguez: Lolypop (La Versatilidad de Freddie Rodriguez, 1967) United Artists Latino
13. Vivian Reed: Walk on My Side (Vivian Reed, 1968) Epic
14. Lee Dorsey: A Lover Was Born (A Lover Was Born 7", 1969) Amy
15. The 8th Day: Cheeba (I Gotta Get Home [Can't Let My Baby Get Lonely], 1973) Invictus
16. Gloria Ann Taylor: World That's Not Real (World That's Not Real 7", 1973?) Selector Sound
17. Leon Ware: Tamed to Be Wild (Leon Ware, 1972) United Artists
18. George Russell: Brazilian Bus (Guitar With Orchestra, 1976) Dobre
19. The Sweet Inspirations: Alfie (What the World Needs Now is Love, 1968) Atlantic
20. Sounds Orchestral: Do You Know the Way to San Jose? (Words, 1968) Pye
21. The Roland Shaw Singers & Orchestra: The Look of Love (The Look Of Love, 1968) Decca
22. Scott Walker: Windows of the World (Scott 2, 1968) Philips/Smash
23. Gerry Moore: This Guy's in Love with You (Hammond Fever, 1971) Deacon
24. Gladys Knight & the Pips: One Less Bell to Answer (If I Were Your Woman, 1971) Soul/Motown
25. Issac Hayes: I'll Never Fall in Love Again (Black Moses, 1971) Stax
26. Manic Street Preachers: Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head (Help: A Charity Project for the Children of Bosnia, 1995) Go! Discs
27. Loscil: Else (Air Texture: Volume II, 2012) Air Texture
28. Louis Armstrong: We Have All the Time in the World (On Her Majesty's Secret Service OST, 1969) United Artists

Next week: sanity (ever so briefly)