Monday, June 05, 2017

O Septuagenarian

video
Good evening.
This is your Captain.
We are about to attempt a crash landing.
Please extinguish all cigarettes.
Place your tray tables in their upright, locked position.
Your Captain says:
Put your head on your knees.
Your Captain says:
Put your head in your hands.
Captain says:
Put your hands on your head.
Put your hands on your hips.
heh heh.
This is your Captain
and we are going down.
We are all going down, together.
And I said:
Uh oh.
This is gonna be some day.
Standby.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
Uh...this is your Captain again.
You know, I've got a funny feeling
I've seen this all before.
Why?
Cause I'm a caveman.
Why?
'Cause I've got eyes in the back of my head.
Why?
It's the heat.
Standby.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
Put your hands over your eyes.
Jump out of the plane.
There is no pilot.
You are not alone.
Standby.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
This is the time.
And this is the record of the time.
Laurie Anderson
The "United States" radio adaptation
KOPN-FM studios
Columbia, Missouri
March 1980

01 Intro
02 Say Hello
03 Walk the Dog
04 Violin Solo
05 Closed Circuits
06 For a Large and Changing Room
07 The Language of the Future
08 Cartoon Song
09 We Are Tapping Your Line
10 Sweaters
11 It Was Up In the Mountains
12 Frames for the Pictures
13 Beginning Italian
14 Untitled Instrumental
15 Dog Show/Looking For You
16 Nina Simone
17 Democratic Way
18 Three Songs for Paper, Film & Video
19 I Can Draw You So that You Have No Ears
20 Walking and Falling/English
21 I Dreamed I Had to Take a Test
22 Sax Solo
23 For a Large and Changing Room (reprise)
24 Outro

Total time: 1:15:54

Laurie Anderson - voice, Vocoder, violin, saxophone, tapes and electronics

Ist gen cassette of a master pre-broadcast reel
331 MB FLAC here
In case you can't tell, this is the 70th birthday of the iconic performance artist and muso Laurie Anderson. I have loved her music since I first heard O Superman on WLIR-FM in around 1982 or so. The concert I posted precedes that initial 1981 single by about 18 months. We wish her the happiest of milestones and more. And speaking of more, I'll be back Wednesday with more P for your porridge. Enjoy!--J.