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The New Abnormal

Jan 20, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ

A Mighty Day


The New Abnormal
10:00 AM
VOX - Holy
VOX Holy
Divine Rites Hearts of Space Records 1999

The CD features modern arrangements of music of the Arab Christians from the 4th and 5th centuries, starring Lebanese contralto Fadia El-Hage.

10:06 AM
Steve Tibbetts - Vision
Steve Tibbetts Vision
Safe Journey ECM Records 1984


10:11 AM
Steve Tibbetts - Sangchen Rolpa
Steve Tibbetts Sangchen Rolpa
Natural Causes ECM Records 2010
🏩 beneath DJ's talking 🏨
10:14 AM
Woodenhead - Yes And No
Woodenhead Yes And No
Perseverance Free Electric Sound 2003



10:19 AM
The Grapes - Big .45 - Dream the Night Away
The Grapes Big .45 - Dream the Night Away
Water to Wine Dualtone Music Group 1991

Southern rock from Atlanta



Grapes trivia: they started out as a Grateful Dead cover Band: "The Dreadful Grape" - until the Dead's lawyers told them to stop.

10:28 AM
The Derek Trucks Band - Our Love
The Derek Trucks Band Our Love
Already Free Victor 2008


A slide guitar prodigy, playing mainly southern blues rock. His earlier work was a bit jazzier. He studied sarod with Ali Akbar Khan, which gave depth to his improvisational style.

10:33 AM
Nguyên Lê - Are You Experienced
Nguyên Lê Are You Experienced
Purple - Celebrating Jimi Hendrix ACT Music 2002


10:39 AM
Nigel Kennedy - Fire
Nigel Kennedy Fire
Stone Free - A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Reprise 1993

British violinist and violist, born 28 December 1956 in Brighton, England. His recordings are mainly classical.




10:43 AM
Mahogany Rush - Tryin' Anyway
Mahogany Rush Tryin' Anyway
Strange Universe Justin Time Records 2006


10:47 AM
Tangerine Dream - Astral Voyager
Tangerine Dream Astral Voyager
Green Desert Esoteric 2011
🍊 underneath a really long mic break 🍊
10:54 AM
The Mothers of Invention - Plastic People
The Mothers of Invention Plastic People
Absolutely Free Frank Zappa Catalog 1967
10:58 AM
The Mothers of Invention - The Idiot Bastard Son
The Mothers of Invention The Idiot Bastard Son
We're Only In It For the Money Frank Zappa Catalog 1968
slightly edited
11:00 AM
Perumanam Kuttan Marar and Party - Fourth Phase (12 Beats)
Perumanam Kuttan Marar and Party Fourth Phase (12 Beats)
Drummers from Heaven / Pachari Melam: The Ritual Percussion Ensemble of Kerala PAN Records 1999

A portion of this perfomance airs under Zappa's "It Can't Happen Here" from "Help I'm A Rock!"

11:00 AM
The Mothers of Invention - Help, I'm a Rock
The Mothers of Invention Help, I'm a Rock
Freak Out! Frank Zappa Catalog 2012

The song was heavily edited to isolate the "It Can't Happen Here" portions, which were paired with the drumming and mob chanting from January 6. Zappa's original sentiment is now inverted - we have not been in denial of the rising threat from 'freaks', but domestic terrorists.

11:03 AM
T***p & His Beloved Special Friends - Excerpts of the pep rally from 6 January 2021, and the subsequent Saving of Democracy
T***p & His Beloved Special Friends Excerpts of the pep rally from 6 January 2021, and the subsequent Saving of Democracy N
WPRB sound collage 2021


[Note: many statements in T***p's speech are disputed.]


11:03 AM
David Darling - Clouds
David Darling Clouds
Journal October ECM Records 1980

⛈⛈ playing beneath our Dear Leader and the rallying cries of his devoted followers ⛈

11:09 AM
Iso Ambient Orchestra - Melisma
Iso Ambient Orchestra Melisma
A Swarm of Drones V/A Sombient 1995
🐝 under DJ's mic break 🐝
11:11 AM
Stephen Van Eck & The Endless Mountains Boys - A Mighty Day
Stephen Van Eck & The Endless Mountains Boys A Mighty Day
unreleased none 2020

A timely song to the tune of the gospel classic "A Mighty Day". 🧯


11:14 AM
Jean Pascal Boffo - Le feu sacré
Jean Pascal Boffo Le feu sacré
Vu du ciel La Lorraine est hardie 1998


11:17 AM
Le Orme - Storio o leggenda
Le Orme Storio o leggenda
Storia o leggenda Universal Music Italia srL. 1977


One of the more successful of the Rock Progressivo Italiano groups from the 70's.

11:22 AM
Area - Acrostico in memoria di Laio (Remastered Version)
Area Acrostico in memoria di Laio (Remastered Version)
1978: Gli dei se ne vanno, gli arrabbiati restano! (Remastered Version) WM Italy 2018

Area - International POPular Group, most commonly known as Area or AreA, is an Italian progressive rock, jazz fusion, electronic, experimental group formed in 1972 by singer Demetrio Stratos and drummer Giulio Capiozzo.


11:29 AM
McGill Manring Stevens - Babbar Khalsa
McGill Manring Stevens Babbar Khalsa
Controlled By Radar FREE ELECTRIC SOUND 2002
🎙️ beneath DJ's mic break🎙️
11:31 AM
Nine Horses - Money For All
Nine Horses Money For All
Money For All UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2006



another of ☝️ David Sylvian's projects

11:35 AM
Stina Nordenstam - I See You Again
Stina Nordenstam I See You Again
And She Closed Her Eyes Rhino 1994

Swedish jazz and pop-folk singer born 4 March 1969 in Stockholm, Sweden.

This is one of a couple of tracks that feature 🎺 Jon Hassell on trumpet.

11:38 AM
Pacifika - 25 Or 6 To 4
Pacifika 25 Or 6 To 4
SuperMagique Six Degrees Records 2010


11:41 AM
toe - Tsuki Kake feat. Aco
toe Tsuki Kake feat. Aco
The Future Is Now - EP Machupicchu Industrias 2012

The track is also called "Moon, Fragments".


Japanese PostRock / MathRock

11:46 AM
COVET - atreyu
COVET atreyu
technicolor P-VINE RECORDS 2020

Gorgeous MathRock from San Francisco, lead by classically trained Yvette Young. She also created the CD cover.



11:51 AM
Jean-Luc Ponty - Bamako
Jean-Luc Ponty Bamako
Tchokola Epic 1991

🎻 under DJ's mic break 🎻

Ponty collaborating with West African musicians

11:56 AM
Supersister - Radio
Supersister Radio
Pudding En Gisteren Universal Music, a division of Universal International Music BV 1972

Dutch group identified with the Canterbury scene, sounding like early Caravan, infused with a bit of Zappa.


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:01:23 AM
Time for Ŧዣℇ ᮜꏹ𐤔 ᚣⰟ𐰥ᏅԄጨⰎࠋ on WPRB.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:04:27 AM
The chat room is open, but I'll need to switch it off at around 11:45. 😞
the_dude 10:14:21 AM
Nooo! Will have to get my procrastination in while I can
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:14:57 AM
¡ ǝpnꓷ ollǝꓧ
Selecta Jerry 10:16:11 AM
Greetings the new abnormal has new meaning today i would hope
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:17:36 AM
Indeed. It is a Mighty Day today. 😐
Bud Burroughs 10:18:05 AM
Things will seem almost... normal!
Bud Burroughs 10:18:26 AM
Man, I haven't heard Woodenhead in ages - sounds great!
Selecta Jerry 10:18:35 AM
Probably headed into a different abnormal but hey thats politrix
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:18:57 AM
¡ pnꓭ sᵷui̩ʇǝǝɹ⅁ - we can only hope so.
Selecta Jerry 10:19:32 AM
Keep up the great work dave. Your selections are always pure niceness 🎶🔥
the_dude 10:20:00 AM
Hopefully we are leaving the abnormal Jerry! And howdy Dave and everyone
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:20:12 AM
Oh, don't count on niceness for long...
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:20:52 AM
I've been trying to obtain more Woodenhead, but the prices get steep.
the_dude 10:21:03 AM
love both sides of the obscure 😈 and your various alter egos ...
Mark 10:22:19 AM
Southern rock? / had to make sure my dial was set to the right station :)
Mark 10:22:44 AM
Expect the unexpected!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:23:10 AM
¡ ʞɹɐꓪ ollǝꓧ - s'more southern rock on the way.
Mark 10:30:44 AM
Fantastic- perfect while I’m driving & listening in the car !! I always say sometimes u just need a blast of southern rock ;)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:31:30 AM
I was thinking the same thing, Mark.
Bud Burroughs 10:44:25 AM
Wow, I have that Hendrix tribute record stashed away somewhere and haven't listened to it in ages!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:44:52 AM
Sometimes I drift into a Hendrix realm...
Brian D 10:45:07 AM
Marino. Good picker
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:45:42 AM
Yes, he is under appreciated, Brain.
Brian D 10:45:46 AM
Hmmn ... any Trower coming up un the mix?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:46:42 AM
Nope. I own a bunch, but try to avoid material that everyone's already heard.
Brian D 10:47:00 AM
I love how Marino can stop on a dime from the Hendrix riff rock and just go off on the jazz route here
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:47:24 AM
Sadly, he did less and less of that as the years went on.
the_dude 10:48:52 AM
Yeah that tune ripped! I have to look more into him
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:49:57 AM
Counterfeit Hendrix, but listenable.
Brian D 10:53:16 AM
Slide gtr ( and bent notes on 'standard' approach ) can get those microtones as we've chatted w Hannah and others
Brian D 10:53:38 AM
The raga connection
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:54:07 AM
Indeed, Brian. LOVE that stuff.
Brian D 10:54:26 AM
And there's a mid east and of course Africa connection too
Brian D 10:55:01 AM
FZ always welcome!
the_dude 10:55:06 AM
Elliot 10:55:30 AM
perfect choice!
the_dude 10:55:51 AM
Setting the mood.. I remember where I was this day 4 years ago..it was so strange and dark
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 10:57:33 AM
I was listening to WPRB and hearing hours of screaming and dissonant chords.
Brian D 10:58:05 AM
Landed in Spain in summer 1991 for a month of post grad studies. On drive from airport I heard then current pop music w lead vocals that used scales/ tones that sounded very Mideastern. Lot of tremolo / vibrato wavering on those microtones & diff modes
Brian D 10:59:23 AM
I remember the screaming dissonance 4 yrs ago
Brian D 11:01:07 AM
And my mind just turns to Pepsi....
Elliot 11:05:14 AM
well, there went my blood pressure...
the_dude 11:05:40 AM
I'm so bummed I missed that! I was in the middle of Arizona leaving all connection to news... And haha totally Elliot, it's like instant, can't take it
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:05:44 AM
I am truly sorry. 😞
the_dude 11:05:54 AM
I like the mashup up though Dave, this your doing?
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:06:14 AM
Yes, I put it together.
the_dude 11:07:13 AM
I'm enjoying it for what it is, well done
Bud Burroughs 11:07:24 AM
Yep, no incitement going on here...
the_dude 11:07:31 AM
It's so gross what he's saying, totally bud!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:09:29 AM
the_dude 11:14:02 AM
Hope these words come true! Looking forward to that day
the_dude 11:14:46 AM
Gotta keep in mind he's merely a symptom of a larger problem and his enablers are just as culpable if not more so
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:15:59 AM
Sad, but true, dude.
the_dude 11:16:55 AM
Thanks Dave, rant over, this is a nice palette cleanser
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:17:47 AM
Yes, I didn't want to send everyone into a depressive mood. It should be a happy occasion.
Brian D 11:17:54 AM
Yes. Those still in power. And the kids & grandkids of the criminals that broke in & caused destruction last week
Brian D 11:18:59 AM
Hope those kids can go on a different path
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:21:29 AM
Ever the pessimist, I don't know how reason can prevail when we are the mercy of this "marketplace of ideas" that promotes lies and conspiracies.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:22:42 AM
When serious journalism is underfunded, but entertainment get the cash.
Bud Burroughs 11:23:58 AM
Unfortunately, "news" is just another profit center. And telling people what they want to hear generates the most profit.
Brian D 11:24:48 AM
Yes. Advertising $ dictate all
kentman 11:26:07 AM
greetings Dave & all hope there will be a recording of the military band that's playing up on the podium cause they're wailing good, looks like Lincoln's 2nd innauguration, but that bad kicks it
jimbeaux 11:26:34 AM
howdy DTO and compatriots!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:26:55 AM
¡ uɐɯʇuǝʞ sᵷui̩ʇǝǝɹ⅁
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:27:05 AM
¡ xnɐǝqɯi̩ꓩ xnɐǝ⅄
the_dude 11:28:08 AM
Ha! Wonder what was bleeped
Brian D 11:28:35 AM
Great pronunciation & intonation on the Italiano. And a segue to a very Zappa esque melody here
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:28:55 AM
I couldn't say what was bleeped.
the_dude 11:34:13 AM
Ha all good, comfortable leaving it a mystery...
the_dude 11:34:20 AM
I like to think it didn't actually need to be bleeped but was done for effect
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:35:29 AM
In conservative 1978 Italy, they probably had to censor more things than they do today.
the_dude 11:36:34 AM
Oh good point, now I'm curious again!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:37:21 AM
I would think a 2018 reissue would have been able to finally dispense with the bleeping.
Brian D 11:41:40 AM
I read many rock bios. A constant in these books is "band plays gig in Italy in 1970s or 1980s, crowd is teargassed by authorities, riot ensues, show cut short".
Mark 11:42:33 AM
Fantastic 2 hours / thanks for the effort :)
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:43:37 AM
Thanks, Mark. I'm going to have to head out in a few minutes, so the chat will close soon. 😕
Mark 11:44:12 AM
My rabbit hole is the raga influence on derek trucks / i remember the Sangeet discussion
Mark 11:44:35 AM
Have a great day !
Brian D 11:44:38 AM
Good day all. Great sounds evaD
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:44:49 AM
Derek Trucks is one of the all-time greats.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:45:01 AM
Thanks, Brian.
Bud Burroughs 11:46:03 AM
See you (virtually) next week!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 11:46:37 AM
Hope to 'see' you all next week. 👏 Thanks for listening and chatting. It brightens my dark day!