Tempus Fugittaboutit

Detail -Trett by Christian Krogh. 1885.
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Two hours of contemplative songs about time's arrow marching on.

28 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Robert Wyatt:

Wyatt was an original member of the influential Canterbury Scene band Soft Machine along with Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen and Mike Ratledge. He lasted in the band for their first four albums. He also recorded as a member of Matching Mole. In 1973, Wyatt fell out of a fourth story window while drunk at a party. The accident left him with paraplegia. He continued his career as a solo musician releasing his most famous work, Rock Bottom, in 1974. Due to his avant garde style, 'Wyatting' has become the term for when someone puts a song on the bar's jukebox that, while a good song, does not at all compliment the atmosphere, usually leaving the other patron's confused and/or annoyed.

Willis Earl Beal:

Beal was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico when he started creating music, writing poetry and drawing artwork. Beal took an unusual path to getting his name out there. He started by hand drawing flyers advertising himself. Some were created in hopes of finding a girlfriend, such as the poster that read as follows: "I like oatmeal, train stations, night-time and chamomile tea." He also began distributing his music, he made lo-fi recorded of his songs, burned them to CDs and left them in coffee shops and around the city for however happened upon them. Eventually the magazine Found tracked him down after seeing one of his posters and the exposure landed him a record contract.   

Countries represented: USA, England, Netherlands, Germany, Burma, Scotland, Australia, Canada.

A poem: "The Memoirs of Jesse James" by Richard Brautigan from his book Rommel Drives On Deep into Egypt

 I remember all those thousands of hours
that I spent in grade school watching the clock,
waiting for recess or lunch or to go home.
     Waiting: for anything but school.
My teachers could easily have ridden with Jesse James
     for all the time they stole from me. 

  • 5:59pm On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) by Martin Denny on Exotica Today (Liberty), 1966
  • 6:01pm Time Is Almost Over by Bob Desper on New Sounds (Arena Rock), 1974
  • 6:06pm Where Will We Be Tomorrow by Eddie Callahan on False Ego (Time-Lag Records), 1976
  • 6:09pm There Is A Valley by Bill Fay on Life Is People (Dead Oceans), 2012
  • 6:13pm Time Is Temporary by Roy Harper on Man And Myth (Bella Union), 2013
  • 6:18pm It's Over Now by Big Lost Rainbow on Big Lost Rainbow (Gear Fab Records), 1974
  • 6:22pm Are You Changing In Your Time by Pisces on A Lovely Sight (Numero Group), 2009
  • 6:24pm Beggar Man by Wizz Jones on The Legendary Me (Sunbeam Records), 1970
  • 6:29pm Changes by Phil Ochs on In Concert (Elektra), 1966
  • 6:34pm Mimosa by EQ Ensemble on In Search Of The Miraculous (Louth Contemporary Music Society), 2013
  • 6:37pm Zon by Anneke Konings on Tussen Zon En Maan (Elf ProvinciĆ«n), 1975
  • 6:39pm Both Ends Burning by Richard Thompson on Hand Of Kindness (Hannibal Records), 1983
  • 6:42pm Atmospheric Conditions by Beck on One Foot In The Grave (K), 1994
  • 6:45pm I Can't Make It Anymore by Richie Havens on Mixed Bag (Polydor), 1968
  • 6:47pm Time by Ivor Cutler on Dandruff (Virgin), 1974
  • 6:48pm Death Of A Ladies' Man by Leonard Cohen on Death Of A Ladies' Man (Columbia), 1977
  • 6:57pm The Smokey Life by Leonard Cohen on Recent Songs (Columbia), 1979
  • 7:02pm Elephantasia by Dave Evans on Elephantasia (The Village Thing), 1972
  • 7:05pm Heaps Of Sheeps by Robert Wyatt on Shleep (Hannibal Records), 1997
  • 7:10pm Sugar Man by Rodriguez on Cold Fact (Light In The Attic), 1970
  • 7:14pm Mr. Commuter by Mike Proctor on Mr. Commuter (Columbia), 1967
  • 7:17pm Stop The World by The Twilights on Once Upon A Twilight... (Columbia), 1968
  • 7:20pm I Love You No. 2 by Outsiders on C.Q. (Jackpot Records), 1968
  • 7:23pm I'd Wait A Million Years by The Grass Roots on The Best Of The Grass Roots (MCA Records), 1969
  • 7:27pm Sim Sim by Martin Denny on Forbidden Island (Liberty), 1958
  • 7:32pm Monotony by Willis Earl Beal on Acousmatic Sorcery (XL Recordings), 2011
  • 7:36pm Forgett by Sibylle Baier on Colour Green (Orange Twin Records), 2006
  • 7:38pm The Time Has Come by Anne Briggs on The Time Has Come (Water), 1971
  • 7:41pm Time Has Told Me by Nick Drake on Five Leaves Left (Island Records), 1969
  • 7:45pm Which Will by Nick Drake on Pink Moon (Island Records), 1972
  • 7:48pm Light Of Day by Pat Kilroy on Light Of Day (Fallout), 1966
  • 7:51pm Small Hours by John Martyn on One World (Island Records), 1977
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