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Options July 23, 2008: Did you hear the joke about Obama? Not around here, you didn't.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Bill Wells Trio  Presentation Piece #1   Options Also in White  0:06:54 ()
Rebekah Higgs  Parables   Options self-titled  0:16:13 ()
Lambchop  Sunrise   Options No, You C'mon  0:21:18 ()
Soul Parasol  Spanish Calypso   Options self-titled  0:28:04 ()
Wire  Feeling Called Love   Options Pink Flag  0:31:20 ()
Vincent Malone  Come As You Are   Options Ultimate - Le Roi de la Trompette  0:32:47 ()
Matthew Sweet  The Ugly Truth   Options Altered Beast  0:35:31 ()
Mini Pops  Abba Medley   Options self-titled (1982)  0:38:42 ()
Henry Mancini  Tana's Theme   Options Touch of Evil (soundtrack)  0:43:00 ()
George Winston  Graceful Ghost   Options Forest  0:45:22 ()
Soulful Dynamics  Birdy   Options The Best of ...  0:52:23 ()
Miharu Koshi  The Typewriter   Options Daisy Holiday  0:54:44 ()
The Hold Steady  Slapped Actress   Options Stay Positive  0:56:17 ()
Via Audio  Developing Active People   Options Say Something Say Something Say Something  1:01:39 ()
Delaney and Bonnie  Never Ending Song of Love   Options Motel Shot  1:05:05 ()
Television  Carried Away   Options Adventure  1:08:26 ()
Ake Sandin  Kvarnen Del 1   Options Forlorad I Toner: Samlade verk 1965-70  1:16:45 ()
Jack Kerouac  Come Rain or Come Shine   Options Jack Kerouac Reads on the Road  1:19:21 ()
Earlimart  Before It Gets Better   Options Hymn and Her  1:22:52 ()
Amy Annelle  Little Dark Eyes   Options recorded last night at home  1:27:18 ()
Art Circus  Summer   Options self-titled  1:30:19 ()
Leo Kottke  Snorkel   Options One Guitar, No Vocals  1:34:50 ()
Ian Matthews  Seven Bridges Road   Options Valley Hi  1:38:14 ()
The Posies  Dream All Day   Options Frosting on the Beater  1:47:20 ()
For Against  Love You   Options Coalesced  1:50:21 ()
Buryl Red and Grace Hawthorne  Know When to Say No/It's Cool in the Furnace   Options It's Cool in the Furnace: A Children's Musical About Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego  1:55:36 ()
The Move  Fields of People   Options Movements: 30th Anniversary Anthology  2:05:56 ()
Headlights  TV   Options Kill Them With Kindness  2:15:28 ()
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra  Central Avenue Breakdown   Options Jackson Pollock Jazz  2:18:01 ()
Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos  Aqui Como Alla   Options The Prosthetic Cubans  2:21:05 ()
The Lost Patrol  Ultimatum   Options High Noon  2:26:07 ()
Lane Steinberg  Paixiao   Options 2008 home recording  2:29:26 ()
Rocketship  Hey, Hey Girl   Options Pop American Style (comp)  2:33:02 ()
Frank Black  Speedy Marie   Options 93-03  2:40:32 ()
Blue Cheer  Come and Get It   Options Louder Than Hell: The Best of Blue Cheer  2:44:00 ()
Snow Patrol  Starfighter Pilot   Options Songs for Polar Bears  2:47:02 ()
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy  There'll Be Hot Coffee   Options Retro Rocket Back to Earth  2:50:16 ()
May Kay Cosmetics Celestial Choir  Saints Go Marching In   Options Product Music  2:53:25 ()
Semisonic  Chemistry   Options All About Chemistry  2:54:18 ()
Tom Crowley Orchestra  Doc O'ligy   Options a scratchy old 78 rpm record loant by the olde codger  2:58:25 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 7/23/08 3:03pm Lizardner Dave:

Hello Irwin. Nice to see you again. The birght orange of your playlist is much warmer than the cold, cold blackness of Ken's playlist or the icy whiteness of Kenny G's.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:13pm Steve Barton:

Q. What do Obama and Osama have in common?
A. They both have friends who bombed the Pentagon.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:17pm barney:

they rhyme with "yer mama"?
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:21pm Otis:

Pretty music there mister dj
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:21pm Sean Daily:

Steve: Waitaminnit, when did Obama's friends bomb the... what are you talking... HUH?

The reference obviously went right over my head...
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:24pm Steve Barton:

Sean: Look up Bill Ayers, another subject not often mentioned in mainstream news and discussions. All the best. -- Steve
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:24pm north guinea hills:

delia derbyshire tapes: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7512072.stm
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:25pm Sean Daily:

I shall, Steve. Innerestin'...
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:28pm lloyd:

Bill Ayers is a famous NY Times contributor. He wrote a fascinating piece that was published on 9/11/2001. Worth checking out his patriotic views.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:28pm gigantor:

Muchas gracias, Irwin!
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:31pm Lizardner Dave:

Yep, Steve's right. Obama and former Weather Underground memeber BIll Ayers were both on the board of a Chicago charity organization at the same time! Wow! Quite the smoking gun!

Good thing the Dems have that fact hidden away in an obscure place like Wikipedia. Nobody reads that!

(This is not intented to be pro-or anti-Obama. I just have no patience for people of any ideological stripe who "uncover conspiracies" that turn out to be, well, not so much.)
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:35pm jon:

Oh my... your music, Irwin, is making me very happy. Or at least "Come as you are" was truly bubbly.

Thanks.

jg
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:37pm Otis:

Abba Pain! And I love Abba.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:38pm Steve Barton:

Chipmunks?! Yikes.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:39pm gigantor:

If this was Ken or Kenny I'd accuse you of playing this at the wrong speed! I think we have to have more Mini-Pops in the future.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:40pm Otis:

You make me want to break out my Stars on 45 records.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:42pm Yo:

Yo man
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:45pm Dean C. Rowan:

A William Bolcom rag! Magnificent, even when tickled by Winston.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:46pm Otis:

Nice. George Winston. Haven't heard his music in years. Winter is a fantastic album.
  Wed. 7/23/08 3:53pm Steve Barton:

Please Mr. DJ, may I go find the Soulful Dynamics MySpace page? I can't resist any song that starts with that choogling sound...
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:12pm gigantor:

from the Soul Parasol myspace page (translated by google):
WARNING: in some people, any abuse of the contents of this page may cause unrest caraibesques (limbo dancing, Junkanoo, goombay, etc. ...)
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:30pm gigantor:

Ake ended his days in this world as a rollerskiing cloth salesman and after his death the Swedish government actually had all his belongings, including all his records, destroyed and burnt!
(From the Ake Sandid Myspace page, that Irwin will NEVER look at)
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:31pm gigantor:

Does anyone know what "rollerskiing cloth" is?
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:33pm Irwin:

Gigantor, when I declare that I will not visit ANYONE's myspace page, I command others to go forth and do my bidding. Thanks for the report of Mr. Sandin's unfortunate demise. The world lost an obscure but not insignificant talent, and his government has committed unpardonable sins against Swedish culture.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:38pm gigantor:

yes, my lord and master. I shall go forth and do thy bidding. Sandin seems like he was quite acharacter. And you might be interested in knowing that you are prominently mentioned on his myspace page.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:39pm Steve Barton:

I hear and obey. Never liked 'em anyway.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:41pm Steve:

"Rollerskiing cloth" is hoot-worthy, whatever it might be.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:47pm north guinea hills:

i've been trying to figure who did "dream all day" since 1992 when i woke up at 3am and heard it playing on mtv..., but i never saw who did the song..... weird.....
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:51pm Irwin:

Gigantor wrote: "And you might be interested in knowing that you are prominently mentioned on his myspace page."

Nice try, big guy.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:55pm Steve Barton:

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Barack Obama.
That's racist.
*****
Previous Obama joke (posted near top of comments) req'd info not in common circulation, hindering amusement. And the joke above is a pale (ha!) imitation of the succinct classic: Why did the feminist cross the road? That's not funny.
*****
I haven't heard or seen an Obama joke half as entertaining or amusing as a few minutes of listening to the Mini Pops. Maybe that's why we aren't hearing them around here.
  Wed. 7/23/08 4:55pm Otis:

Whoa! Cool! I gave Stevie this album as his Dad, Bob Moore is playing Bass on It's Cool in the Furnace.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:00pm lloyd:

Andy Borowitz posted a list of jokes approved by the Obama campaign. Sample:

A Christian, a Jew and Barack Obama are in a rowboat in the middle of the ocean. Barack Obama says, "This joke isn't going to work because there's no Muslim in this boat."
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:01pm Drew:

Re: north... That same thing happened to me with the cool song "X-French T-Shirt" by the shitty band Shudder to Think. I ended up buying their album like 5 years later when I found out who it was. And it sucked.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:03pm Steve Barton:

Ha! And did God just say "Well done" about the three guys in the furnace?!
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:04pm north guinea hills:

that made me chuckle, drew.... ...shudder to think..... wow...
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:19pm Sean Daily:

lloyd: Can you put up a link to that link of Obama-approved jokes?
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:22pm lloyd:

don't know how to post linx on this forum. it was on the huffpo july 15
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:25pm Sean Daily:

lloyd: All you should need to to do is cut and paste the URL into the comment box. You can't click it, but you can copy it. 'Least, that's how I've always done it... the one time that I actually did it.

But I'll head over to HuffPo and check it out after work.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:27pm lloyd:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/obama-releases-list-of-ap_b_112837.html
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:36pm maria:

Hi Irwin

Im with you there on the TV tip.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:37pm Sean Daily:

TV was everywhere, but now its EEVVEERRYYWWHHEERREE where where where echo reverb...
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:38pm Steve Barton:

There's one peeking out of my wife's blouse!
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:38pm hjmaiere:

So I decide to check out the playlist comments to see if there's some explanation for the totally weird vibe this particular show seems to have, and all I see is Obama. That doesn't quite explain it.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:39pm Audie Ence:

Irwin, agree on TV. I got one of these, and voila, TV-B-Gone: http://www.tv-b-gone.com. Great fun!
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:41pm Mike:

TV story. I was bartending once and there was no one in the bar but two men having lunch. All 4 TVs were apparently being ignored and so I jumped at my chance to turn them all off. No sooner had I done that one of the guys protested. I apologized. "I'm sorry, I didn't see anyone paying attention to them. Where you watching something?" "Well, no," he answered, "I just liked having it on." I turned it on then retreated to the kitchend to bury my hands in my face for the fate of humanity. Dramatic? Maybe? TV hater? Certainly.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:41pm Steve Barton:

I think the vibe of this show is great, but if it is weird it might be because Irwin has restrained himself from playing any Star Country today. Let it loose Ir-Man!
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:42pm Mike:

Forgive my typos, I'm at work and typing fast...
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:43pm hjmaiere:

By "weird vibe," I mean like I'm coming down from something. But maybe that's just me.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:44pm Irwin:

Steve, my man -- neglected to bring any tall hat music today. Next week -- double dose.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:46pm hjmaiere:

You know, like the entire '70s.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:47pm Steve Barton:

Tall hat is great, but don't forget the big hair/shiny anatomy side of the genre.
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:53pm Sean Daily:

Don't'cha love it when the advertising department gets its hands on a hymn?
  Wed. 7/23/08 5:59pm Mike:

I'll never hear Modern English's "Melt With You" ever again without thinking of Burger King hamburgers.
  Wed. 7/23/08 9:08pm lloyd:

Lizardner Dave wrote: "This is not intented [sic] to be pro-or anti-Obama"

Liar.
  Thu. 7/24/08 2:11pm Steve Barton:

Yo north guinea hills,
Thanx for that link (up there) to the article + sound clips re Delia Derbyshire. Cool stuff that I enjoyed. -- skb
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