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The New Abnormal

Jan 14, 2022 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

With ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ



The New Abnormal
7:01 AM
The Tannahill Weavers - The Mermaid's Song/The Herra Boys/Captain Horn/The Fourth Floor
The Tannahill Weavers The Mermaid's Song/The Herra Boys/Captain Horn/The Fourth Floor
The Mermaid's Song Grenn Linnet 1992
The Tannahill Weavers are one of the first popular bands to incorporate the sound of the Great Highland Bagpipe in an ensemble setting, and in doing so helped to change the sound of Scottish traditional music. tannahillweavers.com


7:08 AM
Set Break: over “Im Reich der Schatten (In the Realm of Shadow)” by Popol Vuh
7:10 AM
M. S. Subbulakshmi - Raghu vamsa sudhambhudi
M. S. Subbulakshmi Raghu vamsa sudhambhudi
Hare Rama Hare Krishna SaReGaMa 2006

A famous and popular South Indian kriti composed by Patnam Subramania Iyer in the late 1800s, set in the raga Kadanakuthuhalam. It is sung here in the traditional manner by one of the most famous Carnatic singers, M. S. Subbulakshmi.


7:14 AM
Karthick Iyer - Rejoicing in Raghuvamsa
Karthick Iyer Rejoicing in Raghuvamsa
Indo Soul s/r

Classically trained on the violin, but with rock interests, Karthick Iyer recorded this version of the famous kriti.


7:19 AM
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones - Valley of the Rogue
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones Valley of the Rogue
The Bluegrass Sessions - Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2 Warner Records 1999

Béla Anton Leoš Fleck was born in New York City on 10 July 1958. He was drawn to the banjo at a young age when he heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for the television show Beverly Hillbillies. Besides being a bluegrass innovator, he brought the banjo from its bluegrass roots to jazz, classical, rock and various world music genres.


7:24 AM
Dixie Dregs - Old World
Dixie Dregs Old World
Dregs of the Earth Legacy Recordings 1980

The band's instrumental music fuses elements of rock, jazz, country, and classical music. With a good dose of humor.



7:26 AM
Set Break: over “Mountainscape 2” by Barre Phillips
7:28 AM
Alison Krauss & Union Station - The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
Alison Krauss & Union Station The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn
New Favorite Rounder 2001

Union Station is an American bluegrass and country band associated with singer (and talented violinist) Alison Krauss.


(And I could listen to dobro virtuoso Jerry Douglas all day. You know I'm a sucker for pitch bending and sliding.)
7:33 AM
The Derek Trucks Band - Elvin
The Derek Trucks Band Elvin
Soul Serenade Columbia 2003

Guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks was born on 8 June 1979 in Jacksonville FL. He is the nephew of Allman Bros. drummer Butch Trucks.


Dedicated to Elvin Bishop or Elvin Jones? Why not both?

7:39 AM
Nguyên Lê - Be Good
Nguyên Lê Be Good
Million Waves ACT Music 1995


Nguyên Le is a self-taught musician, with a wide scope of interests: Rock & Funk, jazz standards & contemporary jazz, improvised music, singers (Ray Charles), contemporary music , ethnic music: African & Caribbean, Algerian, Indian, Turkish, and especially Vietnamese.

7:43 AM
Pablo Held - Nearness (feat. Robert Landfermann & Jonas Burgwinkel)
Pablo Held Nearness (feat. Robert Landfermann & Jonas Burgwinkel)
Music (feat. Robert Landfermann & Jonas Burgwinkel) Pirouet Records 2010

Jazz pianist, born 27 December 1986 in Herdecke, Germany.


7:48 AM
Marc Copland - Dark Horse (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart)
Marc Copland Dark Horse (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart)
Another Place (feat. John Abercrombie, Drew Gress & Billy Hart) Pirouet Records 2008


Jazz pianist who began as a saxophonist. He was born on 27 May 1948 in Philadelphia.
7:53 AM
McGill Manring Stevens - Blue In Green
McGill Manring Stevens Blue In Green
What We Do Free Electric Sound 2006

Scott McGill (guitar) / Michael Manring (bass) / Vic Stevens (drums)



7:59 AM
Set Break: over “Mountainscape 6” by Barre Phillips
8:03 AM
Eberhard Weber - Silent Feet
Eberhard Weber Silent Feet
Silent Feet ECM Records 1978


Eberhard Weber's chamber jazz typifies the "ECM sound", with elements of prog, minimalism, and lush symphonic music.

8:16 AM
Sigur Rós - Sé Lest
Sigur Rós Sé Lest
Takk... Krunk 2005


The name "Sigur Rós" is Icelandic for "Victory Rose". The band is named after singer Jón Þór Birgisson's newborn sister Sigurrós Elín.


8:23 AM
This Mortal Coil - Ivy and Neet
This Mortal Coil Ivy and Neet
Filigree & Shadow (Remastered) 4AD 2011

The only official members of this project were 4AD label head Ivo Watts-Russell and producer John Fryer, but many vocalists and musicians from 4AD (and non-4AD) groups.


8:28 AM
Set Break: over “Rêve d'enfant” by Jean Pascal Boffo
8:29 AM
Gilgamesh - Bobberty - Theme from 'Something Else'
Gilgamesh Bobberty - Theme from 'Something Else'
Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into Charly 1978

Gilgamesh was a UK progressive rock / jazz band led by keyboardist Alan Gowen, with strong ties to the Canterbury genre.


8:41 AM
Maneige - Mambo chant (Live)
Maneige Mambo chant (Live)
Live à l'évêché - 1975 ProgQuébec 1975

Canadian progressive rock and fusion jazz band from Québec, founded in 1972. The instrumental outfit was one of the Quebec progressive rock scene's longest running and most consistent bands.


8:46 AM
Samla Mammas Manna - Dundrets Fröjder
Samla Mammas Manna Dundrets Fröjder
Måltid Silence Records 1970

Founded in Uppsala, Sweden in 1969, their music is a blend of mostly instrumental 70's progressive rock, Scandinavian folk, jazz-fusion, avant-garde, RIO (Rock In Opposition) and world music.



(Trivia: The Zeuhl band "Uppsala" chose its name after meeting members of Samla Mammas Manna, natives of that town.)
8:57 AM
Set Break: over “Sparkling Oasis” by Ozric Tentacles
9:01 AM
Minimum Vital - Sur tes pas
Minimum Vital Sur tes pas
Pavanes Musea 2015

Minimum Vital make a progressive rock with roots not in blues rock, but medieval music and southern European folk.


"sur tes pas" = in your footsteps

9:07 AM
Universal Totem Orchestra - Terra cava
Universal Totem Orchestra Terra cava
Mathematical Mother Black Widow Records 2016

Universal Totem Orchestra is an offshoot project from the Italian Zeuhl band Runaway Totem.



9:21 AM
Pekka Pohjola - Risto (2010 Remaster)
Pekka Pohjola Risto (2010 Remaster)
Space Waltz (2010 Remaster) Pohjola Records 1985

Pekka Pohjola was a bassist (and multi-instrumentalist), born 13 January 1952 (Helsinki, Finland) - 27 November 2008. Was with the Finnish prog band Wigwam.


9:34 AM
Set Break: over “Threnody” by Steve Tibbetts
9:36 AM
Tigran Hamasyan - Road Song
Tigran Hamasyan Road Song
Shadow Theater Universal Music Division Decca Records France 2013

Tigran Hamasyan (Տիգրան Համասյան) was born on 17 July 1987. He is an Armenian jazz pianist, playing mostly original compositions, which are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk tradition, often using its scales and modalities.


At the age of three he began to play melodies on his family's piano, and he went to a music school from the age of six. As a young child, he dreamed of being a thrash metal guitarist - and he often brings this intensity into his jazz compositions.
9:42 AM
Eiliff - Gammeloni
Eiliff Gammeloni
Eiliff Philips 1971

Eiliff was a German instrumental band formed in the late 60's by Rainer Brüninghaus, Houschäng Nejadepour, Detlev Landmann, Herbert J. Kalveram and Bill Brown. The band never really made a name for themselves despite displaying some excellent musicianship. They disbanded in 1973 after releasing 2 LPs.


Rainer Brüninghaus joined Eberhard Weber's Colours thereafter.


Thanks to rosasolis dream for bringing this group to my attention. (๑මั‸මั๑)

9:48 AM
Supersister - Present from Nancy
Supersister Present from Nancy
Present from Nancy Red Bullet 1970

Founded in 1967 in The Hague, Netherlands as "Sweet OK Sister" - Active 1970-1975. Heavily influenced by Canterbury groups (particularly Caravan), with elements of Soft Machine and Zappa.



9:54 AM
Set Break: ver “Where Have I Known You Before” by Return To Forever
9:56 AM
Trey Gunn - Heirarchtitiptitoploftical (Live)
Trey Gunn Heirarchtitiptitoploftical (Live)
Live Encounter First World Records 2001

Gunn has helped evolve a new and unique instrument. Built by Mark Warr of Warr Guitars this 'tapped' instrument is an 10-string touch guitar with the range of a piano.


Chat is archived.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:01:01 AM
We begin our broadcast day.
Brian D 7:33:09 AM
Jerry D strikes again! I met Dan Tyminski & the McCoury Brothers when they were in Doylestown to play a friend's party 10 yrs ago or so. Great singer. Great George Clooney impression ha
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:34:31 AM
Ha! He is a man of constant sorrow! Great singer, though, for sure.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:36:08 AM
Sound like your friend gets the best party bands.
Brian D 7:37:05 AM
Missed a couple great ones. Heard the last notes of Bela. Love that Dregs sound. My guitar teacher in my teen years turned me on to Steve Morse solo lps. Plus Steve was in every guitar magazine i had. Great player. Joined Kansas for a bit. Then i did not know much about him for a while. And later discovered he was in Deep Purple. Probably the longest running version of Deep Purple at that
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:37:52 AM
It's good he's able to stay busy.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:38:38 AM
Well BAM to me! What an honor to have Derek Trucks be the first music to enter my ears on this fine Friday. Good morning all!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:39:04 AM
Good morning, and welcome, Chef.
Brian D 7:40:12 AM
Yes he does! He did a day-before Thanksgiving party every year for 40 years until the covid era. Most were at his house w great bands as well. Bur on the 5s and 10s anniversaries he would go all out . That McCoury Brothers / Dan Tyminski was a highlight.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:42:22 AM
Nice seamless transition
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 7:43:17 AM
😊 thanks for noticing, Chef.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:56:56 AM
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:58:23 AM
Really all of these songs have gone together so well. Feels like going for a city walk and not noticing the neighborhoods changing around you until you're in the middle of them
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 7:58:42 AM
Christine 🦉 8:00:27 AM
Excellent jazzy selections & seamless segues 🌄 Good morning Dave the Obscure & everybody
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:00:49 AM
Good morning, Christine.
Christine 🦉 8:08:55 AM
@DTO, I meant to ask: who is that dancer or dance troupe featured at the top of the page? Every week you post a different picture, and they always catch the eye. They seem to reflect performances that express emotional pain.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:09:06 AM
The pianist here is Rainer Brüninghaus, longtime collaborator with Eberhard Weber. We'll be hearing something from his previous group at around 9:40 or so.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:10:19 AM
Exactly, Christine. They are Butoh dancers, a post-apocalyptic dance style out of Japan. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butoh
Christine 🦉 8:14:13 AM
@DTO, thanks for the info & link.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:14:59 AM
I was lucky to see Sankai Juku perform in Princeton in the late 80's.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 8:15:37 AM
Mornin Christine!
Christine 🦉 8:17:32 AM
@DTO, that must have been some performance!
Christine 🦉 8:17:58 AM
Morning, @Chef Emeril! 🍳
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:18:44 AM
It was. 𓀐 Disorienting, terrifying, beautiful.
Hanoi Moks 8:21:46 AM
good morning abnormalers
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:22:06 AM
Good morning, Hanoi Moks.
Hanoi Moks 8:23:09 AM
heard this the other day. Sounded like something I would hear on this show: Happy The Man - WTGB-FM Broadcast - 10-30-75 (2021) might be worth a look
Hanoi Moks 8:23:58 AM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:25:37 AM
Indeed, Hanoi Moks, Happy The Man would fit in the direction of The New Abnormal. Somehow I never acquired any of their recordings. I intend to rectify that.
Hanoi Moks 8:26:40 AM
Hanoi Moks 8:42:59 AM
this sounds great
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:43:56 AM
Maneige is a great band that somehow gets overlooked. Their music is unfailingly lighthearted.
Chef Emeril Lagasse 🍳 8:47:29 AM
Thank you again Dave! Great selections this morning! Made a slightly big decision yesterday that I feel good about, and your show is making me feel even better. Can't imagine how many people you and all of WPRB impact each day! 👨‍🍳❤️📻
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:48:19 AM
Glad for you, Chef.
Christine 🦉 8:55:13 AM
You go, @Chef! Hope your decision works out in the best way for you.
DSM 8:56:42 AM
I believe I tuned in during that Maneige track and that was a lovely way to start. Good morning DTO.
Brian D 8:56:52 AM
It was as if a Muppets episode broke out into a prog performance. This is great!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:57:08 AM
Good morning, DSM.
Brian D 8:57:52 AM
those vocalizations earlier... very animated. Samla.. very cool
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 8:57:53 AM
Brain, that is an apt description of Samla Mammas Manna.
Christine 🦉 9:16:32 AM
I sense we're heading in a darker direction...
Brian D 9:17:15 AM
Down down down... to where the low bass notes dwell ..
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:19:55 AM
Not too dark today. I try to resist the urge to indulge in my gloomy tendencies.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:21:49 AM
Although here's a bassist.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:24:39 AM
Pekka Pohjola 🎸
Christine 🦉 9:27:23 AM
Excellent. Another reason to love Fridays on WPRB.
Andy Wing 9:27:33 AM
Just getting on chat now, really enjoying the mix!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:27:51 AM
Good morning , Andy Wing.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:28:14 AM
I hope I'm able to play some things you weren't already familiar with.
Andy Wing 9:29:14 AM
Always discovering something new here.
Brian D 9:32:01 AM
Great guitar (and bass) on this Pekka P
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:34:04 AM
Seppo Tyni on lead guitar.
the_dude 9:44:40 AM
Yo a killer show today ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ thank you!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:44:47 AM
As promised, Rainer Brüninghaus' band Eiliff, before they disbanded and he joined Eberhard Weber.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:45:14 AM
Thanks, dude. Glad you were able to catch it.
DSM 9:52:03 AM
Thanks Nancy! The white coats look like brothers. And the guys in Minimum Vital look like twins.
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:53:46 AM
Minimum Vital founders are twins. Supersister members were not siblings.
Bud Burroughs 9:54:39 AM
Splendid tunes, as always, Dave!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:55:07 AM
Thanks, Bud. Anything new for you today?
Christine 🦉 9:55:43 AM
That was a super Supersister. Thank you for another trove of riches, @Dave. 💎
Bud Burroughs 9:56:20 AM
Really enjoyed the Universal Totem Orchestra
Brian D 9:57:06 AM
Great time Dave. See y'all later
DSM 9:57:44 AM
Indeed another great show, thanks Dave!
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ (host) 9:57:50 AM
Thanks for listening, and keeping me company this morning in the chat. Stay tuned to ‘PRB for 🏃🚦Running Redlights with Jen, coming right up.