Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"I Am But Mad North-North-West: When The Wind Is Southerly I Know A Hawk From A Handsaw."

2 CD release from Tectonic provides both the originals and the Scientist versions!
The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
Kraftwerk -- METROPOLIS -- The Man Machine (1978, Capitol)
The Souljazz Orchestra -- MAMAYA -- Rising Sun (2010, Strut)
Abstract Artform feat. Fashawn-- WINNIPEG (Clean Version) -- His Story In The Making (2010, Abstract Artform)
A Hawk & A Hacksaw -- PASTELKA ON THE TRAIN -- Darkness At Noon (2005, The Leaf Label)
Modern Superstitions -- VISIONS OF YOU -- All The Things We've Been Told (2010, Pink Noise)
Andy Creeggan -- SMILEYS A -- Andiwork III (2011, Bongo Beat)
Shackleton -- MARSHES -- Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (2010, Tectonic)
The Deadlies -- MORGAN SPEAKS -- Meet The Deadlies (2010, The Deadlies)
Bran Van 3000 -- COWBOY HOOT -- The Garden Dubstrumentals (2010, Audiogram)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band -- PACHUCO CADAVER -- Trout Mask Replica (1969, Reprise)
Tara Watts -- PERCHED -- About Love (2009, Tara Watts)
Daedelus -- TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL D -- Ninja Tune XX (2010, Ninja Tune)
The Black Santiagos -- OLE -- Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (2010, Soundway)
The Vaselines -- SEX WITH AN X -- Sex With An X (2010, SubPop)
The Revolutionaires -- HEART ACHE -- Disco Dub 12" (1978, Island)
Seu Jorge & Almaz --CALA BOCA, MENINO -- Seu Jorge & Almaz (2010, Cafuné)
Leon McAuliffe -- PANHANDLE RAG -- History Of Country & Western Music (2008, Phantom Sound & Vision)
K.C. Accidental -- THEM (POP SONG #3333) -- Anthems For The Could've Bin Pills (2010, Arts & Crafts)
Thanks for listening!
Good cover, eh?
Martin, my visiting co-host, was thwarted by a bad Wikipedia article during our broadcast. He's asked me to tell you about it.
There he was, conscientiously doing a web-search on the band A Hawk and A Hacksaw, who take their name from a famous quote about "a hawk and a handsaw." OK. We knew the hacksaw was supposed to be a handsaw, but were unable to recall from what literary work the phrase is lifted.
I assumed it was from Lewis Carroll, but I didn't mention this to Martin until we were leaving the CJAM studios. "It sounds like something the Mad Hatter would say, n'est-ce que pas?" Ah, the seed of doubt is planted. "Get me to a library!" he exclaimed.
Y'see, Martin had told everybody in radioland that the quote was from Don Quixote, another madman, yes, but not the right one. Turns out, it's from Hamlet (Act II, sc. ii).
Now, my poor co-host feels like an impostor, as though he should give back his English degree! Ha ha! For myself, I don't mind momentarily confusing four words and three great books... (but I don't have the same degree as him).
I'm also going to assume it was some well-meaning but misinformed Hawk-and-Hacksaw-fan who wrote up that Wiki-error. It couldn't be the band, right? They couldn't get the origin of their own name wrong! Oh boy...
Guildenstern: O, there has been much throwing about of brains.

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