It’s the French and Indian Summer show on this week’s Updoc on Taintradio.org, Friday at 8PM, again Tuesday at Noon, Brooklyn time. I’ve spent much of the summer playing French music on the show, and this must be the wrap-up. Nothing unexpected, really: the Debussy and Ravel string Quartets in fine new versions by the Quatuor Ebène, the Debussy Nocturnes plus a Gigue that also quotes “The Keel Row“, this time with an explanation of why The End of the World sings “The Keel Row” with a Scottish accent in the Nighttown episode of Ulysses. (I got it from an authority.) Also, the first two movements of Boulez’ Pli Selon Pli—Fold Upon Fold—brilliant settings of Mallarmé, but I decided against testing audience patience with the full composition. For some reason—contrast, I guess—I end with some riotous Henry Threadgill, but it fades, like the summer, like our days, like our jeans, like my summer linen shirts after too many washings, and my memories of old Rocky and Bullwinkle episodes, especially the ones with Mr. Peabody and Sherman . . . .