The debut tape explores “entranced waiting” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) in song, film and story. You can hear, among other things, a lament by Ulysses’ Penelope, some shady figures lurking at a train station, street life in Lagos, Nigeria and a very hoarse me.
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Total running time 53:24
00.00 Ogden Nash, The Fanciful World Of, Music by Glenn Osser (Capitol Records, 1961)
00:21 Gene Harris and The Three Sounds, “Sittin Duck”, in Live at the IT Club (Blue Note, 1970) 7:34 min
12:34 Claudio Monteverdi, “Lamento di Penelope” performed by Gloria Banditelli, in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria [1639/40], cond. Alan Curtis, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca (Nuovo Era, 1995) 10:50 min
25:53 Eddie Hinton, “Every Natural Thing”, in Dear Y’all: The Songwriting Sessions (Zane, 1976), 2:12 min
29:23 Opening sequence from Once Upon A Time in the West, dir. Sergio Leone (Rafran-San Marco, 1968)
33:11 Sonny Boy Williamson II, “A Mighty Long Time”, in King Biscuit Time (Arhoolie, 1993) 2:54 min
36:47 Bregtje van der Haak, Lagos Wide & Close: An interactive journey into an exploding city, (Submarine Media, 2002)
36:47 Jane Guyer, Marginal gains: Monetary transactions in Atlantic Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2004)
41:00 Esther Phillips, “Til my back ain’t got no bone”, in From a whisper to a scream (Kudu/CTI, 1972) 6:13
49:18 Bill Withers, “Kissing My Love”, in Still Bill (Sussex Records, 1972) 3:50 min