The Infinite Kaleidoscope 16 “Dancing on my Boomerang” with guests, musicians Chris and Hannah of Oakland’s Abracadabra

Today we sit down in a secret kaleidoscope in the not so distant past with  musicians Chris and Hannah from Oakland's own Abracadabra.

We learned a lot about streaming services creating this broadcast, including that there are many versions of Yoko Ono covering herself singing, "Walking On Thin Ice". None of the platforms I checked seem to have this original version available, if you purchase or own John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album "Double Fantasy", it is a bonus track. I also linked below, Yoko Ono's official video from 1981.

If you want to listen to the songs selected by Abracadabra again later,  check out the playlist on Spotify!


  1. Do It Today by Maximum Joy on Station M.X.J.Y. (Superior Songs)
  2. Mesopotamia by The B-52's on Mesopotamia - EP (Warner Records)
  3. Get It Right by Animal Magic on Shake The Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984 (Various Parties)
  4. Rage & Fascination by Cristina on Sleep It Off (ZE Records)
  5. To Climb the Cliff by Antena on Camino Del Sol (Numero Group)
  6. Hello Peru by Abracadabra on Abracadabra (Anniversary) New Local
  7. Swing by Japan on Gentlemen Take Polaroids (Virgin Records Ltd)
  8. Black Sheep by Gina X Performance on Nice Mover (KG Beat)
  9. La Morte by Karl Biscuit on Crammed Global Soundclash 1980-89, Pt. 2: ElectroWave (Crammed Discs)
  10. Art nègre by Cha Cha Guitri on French Synth Wave (St Etienne 1981) (Born Bad Records)
  11. Sun Is Shining by Lizzy Mercier Descloux on Mambo Nassau (ZE Records)
  12. Magnificent Gestures by Cate Le Bon on Reward (Kemado Records, Inc., d/b/a Mexican Summer)
  13. Wifi Beach by Brijean on Feelings (Ghostly International) New Local
  14. Hikari No Ito Kin No Ito by Mishio Ogawa on Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988 (Light In The Attic Records)
  15. La bataille de neige by Domenique Dumont on Comme ça - EP (Antinote)
  16. La nuit nous appartient by Caroline Loeb on Piranana (ZE Records)
  17. Launderette by Vivien Goldman on Disco Not Disco (Strut)
  18. Walking On Thin Ice (feat. Danny Tenaglia) by Yoko Ono on Yes, I'm a Witch Too (MANIMAL VINYL RECORDS)
  19. Launderette by Vivien Goldman on Disco Not Disco (Strut)
  20. Backstroke by Vanishing Twin on The Age of Immunology (Fire Record)
  21. Observe Life by New Age Steppers on Action Battlefield (On-U Sound)
  22. Peaking Lights - Lo Hi by Peaking Lights on Lucifer (Mexican Summer)
  23. Quips and Cranks by C. Cordio & F. Vinciguerra on Unusual Sounds (Kemado Records, Inc., d/b/a Anthology Recordings)
  24. Tip-Toe by Abracadabra on Abracadabra (Anniversary) New Local
  25. Head by Prince on Dirty Mind (NPG Records, Inc. under exclusive license to Legacy Recordings)
  26. Lady O K'pele by Lizzy Mercier Descloux on Mambo Nassau (ZE Records)
  27. Watussi by Harmonia on Musik Von Harmonia (Groenland Records)