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Hosted by Glenn Cornett

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"Ideas of Order" on The Dividing Line focuses on complex progressive rock. The show goes back to the early experimental "art rock" of bands like Tangerine Dream, King Crimson and Pink Floyd, explores some of the ambitious, more recent work of groups like The Flower Kings, Thieves' Kitchen, et al., and plunges ahead to current music, some of it too new (or too adventurous) to have much of a public presence (a situation we will endeavor to address). The name for the show comes from a volume of Wallace Stevens poetry. Your host Stochastic (aka, Glenn Cornett), is a biotechnology entrepreneur with a passion for innovation both in science and in the arts (innovations in the former being a source of income and in the latter serving as a remedy for income). A member of the "prog by proxy" sub-generation, he grew up listening to his older brother's music (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, et al.) and still thinks those bands were great. In college, he was one of the few chemistry majors with a key to the electronic music laboratory ("the Synclavier was a bit more interesting than some of my thermodynamics homework", he says). Time at medical school involved further experimentation and band work ("though the last two years pretty much involved being flogged in the clinics", he recalls), and his neuroscience dissertation was on deep brain responses to musical stimuli. Graduate school (as well as some subsequent "real job" activities at McKinsey and elsewhere) involved work in complexity science (where he learned the word "stochastic" and adopted it as a reasonable descriptor of his lifestyle - "No one has contradicted me yet on that one", he claims). Glenn's enjoyment of innovation and complexity (two fundamental characteristics of prog) will drive much of the programming for this show. Stochastic has been an avid Dividing Line listener for a while, and is thrilled with the opportunity to "give something back".


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Ideas of Order Episode 002


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  • Song - Group -- Album

    Astronomy Domine -- Rene Young (Covering a Pink Floyd Song)-- Recording provided by Rene Young

    Pigs On The Wing (Part One) - Pink Floyd-- Animals

    Dogs-- Pink Floyd -- Animals

    Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd -- Animals

    Sheep -- Pink Floyd-- Animals

    Pigs On The Wing (Part Two) -- Pink Floyd -- Animals

    Experiments In Mass Appeal -- Frost-- Experiments In Mass Appeal

    Pocket Sun-- Frost - Experiments In Mass Appeal

    Black Light Machine - Frost* - Milliontown

    Hyperventilate - Frost* - Milliontown

    The Long Fianchetto -- Thieves' Kitchen -- The Water Road

    Silenced - RPWL - The RPWL Experience

    This Is Not a Prog Song - RPWL -- The RPWL Experience

    sweet light crude-- Newspeak - Disc given by composer (David T. Little) 090706

    O. J. Bin Laden-- Gutbucket-- [Album title not repeatable on such a family-oriented program]

    Dance of the Demented Pigeon -- Gutbucket - [Album title not repeatable on such a family-oriented program]

    No -- Caleb Burhans-- Bang on a Can Marathon 2008 Excerpts

    Tube -- Jerseyband - Little Bag of Feet for Shoes? -

    Robak- Jerseyband - Little Bag of Feet for Shoes?

    Agent 22 -- Agent 22 -- Agent 22

    Agent 22-- 3:32-- Agent 22

    Dissent -- Greg Howard Band-- Lift

    Nord-- Greg Howard Band - Lift

    Baby's On Fire-- Brian Eno -- Here Come the Warm Jets

    Prog or Not?: He Thought of Cars -- Blur - The Great Escape


Ideas of Order Episode 001


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  • Song-- Group-- Album

    Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Stereo)

    Interstellar Overdrive-- Pink Floyd-- The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (Stereo)

    Echoes-- Pink Floyd-- Meddle

    Same Mistake Twice-- Ryan Brown-- Switchboard Music Festival Sampler 2009

    The Endless Enigma, Part 1-- Emerson, Lake & Palmer-- Trilogy

    Fugue-- Emerson, Lake & Palmer-- Trilogy

    The Endless Enigma, Part 2-- Emerson, Lake & Palmer-- Trilogy

    Galois-- Gordian Knot-- Gordian Knot

    Code/Anticode-- Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot

    Shaman's Whisper-- Gordian Knot-- Emergent

    Fischer's Gambit-- Gordian Knot-- Emergent

    Elephant Talk-- King Crimson - Discipline

    Frame By Frame - King Crimson-- Discipline

    Segment 1-- Greg Howard-- Water on the Moon

    Segment 2-- Greg Howard - Water on the Moon

    The First Day-- Greg Howard - Ether Ore