July 25

Here, hear one of the goodies that those generous and hardworking folks at the Transistor 66 record label sent to us at WCBN. The NXNE Film Festival screened an excellent documentary about Transistor 66 this summer.

Here also, I begin pumping myself up for the Mayer Hawthorne shows that occurred the following day. Both of the shows–Mayer Hawthorne playing with his band The County during lunch hour and his DJ set at LIVE later in the evening–were terrific, for different reasons. Can I just provide noninclusive lists that detail why both shows were great?

A. Show during lunch hour
– People of all ages showed up, including at least one dancing baby
– Synchronized dancing
– The bass player’s afro
– The band set aside time to pose for pictures
– It was a FREE SHOW
– That Sonic Lunch exists
– The historic Michigan Theater
– That Ann Arbor exists like this, for reals
– Chocolates and dancing in the balcony
– Tambourine on his head

B. DJ set at LIVE
– Mayer Hawthorne aka Andrew Cohen aka DJ Haircut
– Dancing, which almost never happens
– Creepy stairwell

One never can emphasize enough this phenomenon of kittens inspired by kittens.

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Playlist
Artist = “Song title”, Album title. [Notes.]
1. Zap Mama = “M’Toto”, a ma zone
2. Grass Widow = “Milo minute”, Internal logic
3. The La’s [sic] = “Liberty ship”, The La’s
4. King Kong = “Scooba dooba diver”, Funny farm
5. The Vibrating Beds = “Six eight”. [EP]
6. Mayer Hawthorne with Snoop Dogg = “can’t stop”, how do you do
7. Project Move = “Woo (instrumental)”. [EP]
8. sacred rhythms of cuban santeria = “Chango” ritmos sagrados de la santeria cubana
9. Filastine (feat. Jessika Skeletalia Kenny) = “fitnah”, dirty bomb
10. April in the Orange = “She was not of the earth”. [EP]
11. Ditty Bops = “Walk or ride”, The Ditty Bops
12. Daryl Hall & John Oates = “Tell me what you want”, Private eyes
13. Petre Mihaescu = “Ninge pe strada mea”, Muzica usoara romaneasca
14. Gorillaz = “The speak it mountains”, The Fall
15. Russian Language Lessons = “Vol. 5”
16. Hofi Geza = [Hungarian stand-up comedy]
17. Pesnyary = “Come along streets”, Vocal and instrumental ensemble
18. Prazsky Poutovy Orchestra = “To by bylo neco”, Housle nebudou, Dalibore!
19. Sandor Lakatos = “Kesergo, verbunkos, friss”, The star of the Hungarian Pavilion at the Brussels World Fair
20. Edward MacDowell Camarata and his orchestra = “Will o’ the wisp”, Woodland sketches
21. Shad = “I heard you had a voice like an angel”, The old prince
22. MC Frontalot with Wyatt Cenac = “Problems: Mr. Cenac”, Solved
23. Konrad = “Luxury of wishful peace”, Shadow boxing
24. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci = “Drws”, Spanish dance troupe
25. The Death Set (feat. Beau Velasco) = “Is that a French dog?”, Michel Poiccard
26. Radio Free Vestibule = “How many times has this happened to you?, Sketches songs and shoes
27. The Death Set = “Kittens inspired by kittens”, Michel Poiccard
28. Animal Collective = “Honeycomb”. [EP]
29. King Geedorah = “Monster zero”, Take me to your leader
30. Will Smith = “Freakin’ it”
31. The Born Again Floozies = “Born Again Floozies theme song”, 7 deadly sinners
32. Le Loup = “Grow”, Family
33. Axel Zwingenberger/Charlie Watts/David Green = “More sympathy for the drummer”, The A B C & D of Boogie Woogie
34. featuring Pappy Hanahan on the ricky tick = “Golden nugget”, Honky tonk in percussion
35. Head Like A Kite = “Interested in worms?”, Random portraits of the home movie

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