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Options May 7, 2009: Twentieth Century Fads: Part III!!! Feat. Dr. Michael Oliver!

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Artist Track Album
The Nones  Blackbird   Options 50 Birdsongs From Around The World 
Paul Adolphus  It's Raining   Options The Dawn Wind 
Richard & Linda Thompson  House Of Cards   Options First Light 
Shel Siverstein  He Buys The Wine   Options The Great Conch Train Robbery 
Camera Obscura  Swans   Options My Maudlin Career 
Vincente Feliu y Silvio Rodriguez  Creeme   Options La Historia De La Nueva Trova Cubana 
Michael Hurley  No No No I Won't Come (Go) Down No More   Options Blueberry Wine: The 1st Songs Of Michael Hurley 
Les Sacqueboutiers  Castello: Sonata 16   Options La Sacqueboute 

Listener comments!

  Thu. 5/7/09 2:07am brycepunk:

Yes! Night people! Oh how I have missed thee.
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:18am Christian:

I know your rules - "jinx personal jinx" and if they talk you punch them over and over again.

Then there is also the more juvenile "doorknob" which is when someone farts you yell "doorknob" and the person who yells door knob gets to punch them
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:19am Christian Morrissey:

Sorry, you punch them until they hit the doorknob - and there was always a big difference between door knobs and door handles
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:27am LAE:

sea monkeys
dorothy hamill haircuts
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:28am c:

body hair/mustaches = uranus?
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:30am LAE:

magic 8 balls
mood rings
spin art
farrah hair
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:33am c (christian):

Yeah but YOORA-nis vs yoor-ANUS is like PEE-anist vs pee-AN-ist
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:33am ?:

and they are all chuckle worthy
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:34am LAE:

  Thu. 5/7/09 2:35am LAE:

pop Rocks
Black Light posters
Earth Shoes
Mexican Jumping Beans
Pukka Beads
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:37am LAE:

Evel Knevel
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:38am Who Cares:

Umm, a couple of twenty-nothings discussing what drugs were "in" during the "seventies" is "boring". Mightn't there be some music you might play? What you're doing is what my friends and I used to do (while well stoned, in private) during the "eighties".
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:42am c:

whatever goes on to pluto has to be fleeting since it will eventually not be referred to as part of the 70s
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:48am LAE:

70's ruled
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:48am Kegger:

Haven't seen a keg in a long time? You're fekking kidding me...
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:50am LAE:

yeah cause you're still drinking out of an 8-pak
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:51am Like I'm Like Like:

You guys are, like, so, like, right, like, about everything, like, that you're, like, talking about. All I'm, like, saying is that you, like, really, like, know waht you, like, LIKE, you know, like?
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:54am Like I'm Like Like:

Yeah, I know I mistyped the word "WHAT" in my previous entry. But, like, you know, like, it's not, like, all that bad, like, you know?
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:57am Peter:

Video killed the radio star
  Thu. 5/7/09 2:57am Joshua K:

  Thu. 5/7/09 2:59am Peter:

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:00am Peter:

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:00am Like I'm Like Like:

If you think that Cyndie Lauper encapsulates the "eighties" you haven't a clue what you're talking about. Taking the piss, maybe, but you'd be hard pressed, it seems, to come up with anything worth it. Like, you know? Like, that's just too easy, like,, you know?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:02am Peter:

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:04am Like I'm Like Like:

Like your last caller, I was born in the "eighties" and I love, like, the "eighties". Having been delivered of my mother in '83, like your last caller, I LOVE the, like, "eighties". My favourite song was a huge hit when I was 2, like, years old.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:08am Joshua K:

Did you guys talk about punk rock.. is that a fad,? depends who you ask.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:08am brycepunk:

80's... Can't discuss it without bringing up the PMRC and the assault on heavy metal (and metal's quest for artistic legitimacy), the moral majority, etc.
Also the cold war and the common term "We're all gonna get nuked anyways" (and how that looming over the head of people effected their mental health, The Day After, Red Dawn and Rambo...
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:09am Like I'm Like Like:

Like, it's TO-tally rad that I'm, like, the only, like person, like, participating in this, like, umm, y'know, thing...
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:11am Pieter:

Morning all, been struggling with the connection here for some time, but finally got connected to the stream.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:12am Like I'm Like Like:

Like, I satnd, like, corrected, or whatever. Others seem to be, like, also, listening to this, like, radio, like thing. The nuc-u-lar war was, like, totally hanging over our, like, heads, like, at the time, but, like, it turned out that the world was, like, okay, 'cuz nothing, like happened after all, you know?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:13am Like I'm Like Like:

I mean, you know, that I STAND corrected, huh...
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:15am Like I'm Like Like:

It's so, like, cool, that since the nuc-u-lar war never, like, happened, that all we really have to, like, worry about, is, like, pussy.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:20am Like I'm Like Like:

I bow to the caller now, who's an expert on the "mid-late-nineties".
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:25am Like I'm Like Like:

Dude! Aren't all the people who were, like, in the "eighties," like, DEAD? I mean, they're, like, OLD, aren't they?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:31am Joshua K:

Now they have an online thing that you have a queue like netflix they send from.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:33am Like I'm Like Like:

Joshua K: What you meant to say is, like:

Now they, like, have an online, like, thing that you, like, have a queue like netflix they, like, send from.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:34am Pieter:

Karate Kid II showed just last week again on tv here
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:37am djarnis:

Night peeeeeooople !!!!! awesome that you guys got your own show.
Best background music.

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:39am Like I'm Like Like:

"Member that video game, dude? Like, you know, that video game? Dude, man! Man, dude! Like, don't you remember that, dude? Man!
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:51am Joshua K:

If someone pitched the concept of Alf today would the show even get on TV?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:51am Peter:

Dangerous toys: Lawn darts
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:51am Like I'm Like Like:

Like, how does one, like, go about, like, getting a radio, like, show of one's own, you know? I think (sometimes) that I'd like a, like, radio show. Do I need, like, a resumé, or, like, what? Should I work on, like, my skills? Or, like, is it not that heavy, like? 'Cuz, I think I'd like, like, a radio show. 'Cuz i would, like, really like one. 'Kay? I could do a, like, radio show, I think. Dude! I totally could! Like, for sure, you know? But maybe it's too hard, like. I wouldn't want, like, too much of a, like, challenge, you know?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:51am djarnis:

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:52am Peter:

If you want a radio show you should start with, like, a local college station.
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:53am Like I'm Like Like:

What's "college"?
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:53am Peter:

  Thu. 5/7/09 3:54am djarnis:

"school for the blind"
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:55am Like I'm Like Like:

Oh. Then, like, forget it. University is too hard. PARTY!
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:58am rach:

The chick from "Just One of the Guys".
  Thu. 5/7/09 3:59am Pieter:

Jennifer Connely in the Labyrinth mmmm
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:00am Like I'm Like Like:

Speaking of "the stupidest, like, thing, like, I ever saw"...
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:09am rach:

Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club...

Dot from PeeWee's Great Adventure (who was also singing at the prom in Better Off Dead...

But mostly, the girl from Just One of the Guys...
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:30am Joshua K:

I had these Ocean Pacific hot neon pink shorts in the 90s. It was cool for guys to wear pink for a while. The parachute pants also.
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:36am Pieter:

what had major impact for kids in Belgium I guess was the TMNT : before that pizza was almost completely unknown here, but boomed with that !
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:48am Pieter:

I remember from like 94 to 97 or something was the weirdest fashion change I ever experienced. In 94 all girls were saying pink was the ugliest color ever, which they would never wear, a few years later they were all wearing tight salmon pink pants ...
  Thu. 5/7/09 4:51am djarnis:

im tellin ya .. all the girls in copenhagen atm are wearing salmon coloured stuff .. or "Coral" as its called.
  Thu. 5/7/09 5:07am Joshua K:

need some chanting buddhist monks
  Thu. 5/7/09 5:09am Pieter:

I remember the 90's actually here as being when you were labeled based on musical interest and clothing linked to it. with alternative, grunge and rock on one hand and house / hardcore (and the here associated "Johnny & Marina" subculture associated to it) on the other.
  Thu. 5/7/09 5:32am Pieter:

from what I've heard in mathematics it's said that you peak around 27, after that it's very hard to have a real genius creative idea.
  Thu. 5/7/09 5:33am owen:

apparently certain people are really sensitive to a particular chemical in broccolli that most people cant taste which makes it really bitter.

i spent most of the 90's listening to my parents mock my brother for not liking broccolli only to recently see them contrite and apologetic when it became apparent that it wasnt just him being picky about vegetables.
  Fri. 5/8/09 6:55pm Elio from Chicago:

Great show. It was fun to hear 80's fads from the perspective of East and West coast kids. When your growing up, you don't even imagine kids outside of your town. (Except the ones on TV)
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