A Tizzy!

Things are in a bit of an upheaval this month (but in a good, cleansing way). So for now, just an update of the last 2 playlists from Beef Jerky Time.

9/12/07 show
  • Incredible Hulk theme
  • Don't Stop Believin': Petra Haden (from comp CD Guilt by Association)
  • Blood on the Waves: Plane
  • Heaven: Club 8
  • Tentang Cita: White Shoes and the Couples Company
  • Starlett Johansson: The Teenagers
  • I Love You, You Imbecile: Pelle Carlberg
  • Drivin' Me Wild: Common f/ Lily Allen
  • 2080: Yeasayer
  • Guyamas Sonora: Beirut
  • 2HB: Venus in Furs (Velvet Goldmine s/t)
  • Can I Get Get Get: Junior Senior
  • Crockett's Theme: Manual
  • Boyz: M.I.A.

9/19/07 show: songs that already take me back to summer 07
  • MacGyver theme
  • Incredibly Drunk on Whisky: Memphis
  • Jique: Brazilian Girls
  • Someone Great: LCD Soundsystem
  • D.A.N.C.E.: Justice
  • I Wish (Bundle of Contradictions): Forro f/David Byrne
  • Mexico: The King of France
  • 1234: Feist
  • Acceptable in the 80s: Calvin Harris
  • af607105: Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • I'm Trying: Milosh
  • My Punishment for Fighting: The Rosebuds
  • Lightbulb: Mezzanine Owls

Bach Mnemonics

As I described on my show last week, here's my personal shorthand for remembering which Brandenburg Concerto is which. In case you wanted to know.

#1: Remember as "Number ONE!!! Numero uno! First place!" Bigger sound with more types of instruments (oboe, bassoon, etc.). Noisy and jolly. Makes sense for it to come first.

#2: Two starts with T. Trumpet starts with T. This one is trumpety.

#3: This one is 3 threes. 3 violins, 3 cello, 3 viola. A stringy thing.

#4: Four starts with F. Flute starts with F. (Or it could be a recorder... still flutier than the others.)

#5: There are 5 fingers on each hand. You need all of them to play the crazy harpsichord cadenza that goes on in this one.

#6: Just 6 players--5 strings and a harpsichord. That's the least instrumentation of all. Sparer.

9/5/07 radio show playlist!!
  • Maxwell's Silver Hammer: John Bayless in the style of J.S. Bach
  • Jesu, der du meine Seele/Wir eilen mit wchwachen, doch emsigen Schritten (BWV 78): Bach Ensemble, Joshua Rifkin
  • Sinfonia to Cantata No. 29: Switched-on Bach, Walter Carlos
  • Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D major, Allegro (BWV 1050): Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman director & harpsichord
  • Goldberg Variations #1 (BWV988): Baby Einstein Music Box Orchestra
  • Sinfonia for Double Orchestra in D Major, Allegro assai, by Johann Christian Bach, born 9/5/1735: Eugene Ormandy & the Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring: Leo Kottke
  • BourĂ©e: Jethro Tull