How To Speak Hip (Retrocast)

How To Speak HipHow To Speak Hip (Retrocast)
(Featuring an audio essay from 17 January 2007 on KPSU.)

Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2016/03/08/how-to-speak-hip-retrocast

A favorite on-air treat in 2006 / 2007 at KPSU was the classic comedy “language” LP, “How To Speak Hip.”  Much of our interest, of course, could be owed in part to Mr. Romo himself, who had a show on KPSU for many years, and is still DJing the Portland area.  But the comedy itself is, fortunately, pretty fantastic, and this is owed to the amazing interplay between Del Close & John Brent on this record.  I recommend that you check out their work, as this on-air tribute doesn’t fully capture how funny they are together.

Anyway, it is nice to revisit my favorite music of 2006.  These were all in heavy rotation in my house back in those days, and this show – while it contains many flaws – can put me in a time and place that I remember through a hazy and fond lens.  So there’s that, anyway.

Enjoy!

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Playlist:

01.) Quiet Babies Astray In A Manger * Danava * Danava
02.) Introduction * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
03.) Vernal Equinox * Can * Landed
04.) Basic Hip * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
05.) Watusa * Sun Ra and His Intergalactic Solar Arkestra * Soundtrack to the Film “Space is the Place”
06.) Cool * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
07.) The Music Box * Raymond Scott * Soothing Sounds For Baby Vol. I: 1 – 6 Months
08.) Uncool * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
09.) Truth Is Marching In * Albert Ayler * Slug’s Saloon – May 1, 1966
10.) Vocabulary Building * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
11.) Fire Engne Dream * Sonic Youth * the destroyed room
12.) Summary * Del Close & John Brent * How To Speak Hip
13.) The Devil Isn’t Red * Hella * Acoustics

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