Woody holds down the fort Sunday nights from Midnight to 3am on WFMU. His playlists and archives are here. Here's his favorites for 2006:
1. Lake of Dracula - Skeletal Remains (Savage Land) - Previously unreleased radio performances of mid-90s Chicago now-wave supergroup with Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), Heather M. (Scissor Girls), and Magas (now an Ersatz Audio electro guy). Hear "Biographers of the Flaming Drug Lords" from Bill Zurat's show.
2. Amadou Kienou & Son Ensemble Foteban - Taabali (Dunya)
3. Ovo - Miastenia (Load) - Check out an mp3 of "Mammut" from Miastenia.
4. Mazen Kerbaj - "Starry Night" - Check out this blog post on Kerbaj from last July or listen to the mp3.
5. David S. Ware Quartet - Balladware (Thirsty Ear)
6. PG Six - Music From The Sherman Box Series And Other Works (Amish)
7. Horatiu Radulescu - Intimate Rituals (Sub Rosa)
1. v/a - Sitar Beat! - Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1 (Guerrilla Reissues)
2. Pythagoron - Pythagoron (Creel Pone) - Not sure exactly what psycho-acoustic hijinks are in this 1977 synth-drone reissue that make my brain melt, but it will center the fuck out of your chi.
3. v/a - Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal (Numero Group) - Good God indeed! Gospel music at its funkiest! Hear Mighty Walker Brothers' "God Been Good to Me" from Liz Berg's show.
4. Harry Taussig - Fate is Only Once (Tompkins Square) - Of the 400 John Fahey-ish issues and re-issues this year, this one takes first prize.
5. Ich Bin - Obeis! (Hyped 2 Death) - Fantastic post-Metal Urbain industrial-punk-noise madness from Corsica. Hear "Body Building" from Brian Turner's show.
6. Roland P. Young - Isophonic Boogie Woogie (Em)
7. Ike Yard - 1980-82 Collected (Acute)
8. BPA - Maybe Use My Knife (Shake It)
9. v/a - The Lost Weekend / The Night of the Hunter Soundtrack (El)
[listen to an amazing track of "The Night of the Hunter" read by Charles Laughton]
1. "Dangerous When Wet" - totally bizarro Japanther performance with synchronized swimming at NYU [see video from youtube]
2. Audio Verite series with film "New York Street Scenes and Noises" (1929) and audio works of Ken Jacobs at Anthology Film Archives.
3. Performance of Morton Feldman's "For Bunita Marcus" by Joseph Kubera at New York Studio School
4. Talib Kweli and Jean Grae at City Hall Park with cameos by Common, Black Eyed Peas, etc.
5. Performance by Ei Arakawa at Reena Spauldings Gallery
6. Michael Hurley live in the strange but intimate Monkeytown.
7. Brotzmann/Bennink duo live at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
8. Francis-Marie Uitti cello interpretations of works by Giacinto Scelsi at Columbia's Italian Academy
9. New 35mm print of "Rules of the Game" at Film Forum
Check out other WFMU Top Ten of 2006 lists right here.