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Non-commercial indie-pop-rock, but with plenty of WTF? non-sequitur delightful/irritating moments; 90% stuff we've never heard before (45% you'll hate, 45% you'll love), 10% stuff we've heard before (5% you hate, 5% you love). (29 words, 6 numbers.)

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Options August 26, 2009: Fill-in for Ken
i've activated the "listener comments" aspect to the playlist, but don't expect much participation from your host. due to the means by which i assemble the show (basically, completely on the fly), i'd rather focus on what song to play next, rather than how to reply to which comments. but y'all have fun with it!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Grasshopper  Forest Jihad   Options Kindertotenlieder  Bloodfist Karate School  2009  CD    0:00:00 ()
Troum  [disc 1, track 5]   Options Eald-Ge-Streon  Beta-Lactam Ring  2009  CD    0:11:28 ()
Isreal M  Niza   Options Nareah  Aagoo  2009  CD    0:15:53 ()
The Swords of Fatima  Mo-Rock-O   Options Two Days, Two Swords... Walk Alone at Midnight  Long Blade  2009  CD    0:20:10 ()
People Band  In the Woods Again   Options 69/70  Emanem  2009  CD    0:23:40 ()
Bailter Space  Splat   Options Bailter Space  Flying Nun  2004  CD    0:32:56 ()
Ceremony  Dull Life   Options DIsappear  Safranin  2009  CD    0:35:40 ()
Hot Troche  Oka   Options Yopaakuyu With Me  Illegal Art  2004  CD    0:41:04 ()
[i can't read this language]  [track 1]   Options va: KhmerRocks Vol. #35  KhmerRocks.com  2009  CD    0:43:15 ()
Microphonies  We Love LA, We Don't Know Why   Options Time Kills  [no label]  2009  CD    0:48:17 ()
Battles  Atlas   Options Mirrored  Warp  2007  CD    0:49:20 ()
Tarwater  Snail   Options Donne-moi la main  Gusstaff/Mailorder  2009  CD    0:56:12 ()
Cass McCombs  The Executioner's Song   Options Catacombs  Domino  2009  CD    1:07:52 ()
Hauschka  Freibad   Options       MP3    1:11:48 ()
Buzzcocks  Raison D'etre   Options       MP3    1:14:55 ()
Bibio  Fire Ant   Options Ambivalence Avenue  Warp  2009  CD    1:17:54 ()
Pan Sonic/Haino Keiji  [track 4]   Options Shall I Download A Blackhole And Offer It To You  Blast First Petite  2009  CD    1:23:26 ()
A.H. Kraken  Allen Muller   Options va: Cityy Managgers  [no label]  2009  CD  bootleg KDVS live recordings, i think  1:27:58 ()
Polyrock  Romantic Me   Options va: Make Your Own Mayhem  [no label]  2009  CD  Evan Funk Davies 2009 WFMU Premium  1:30:58 ()
Broadcast  Living Room   Options Work and Non Work  Drag City  1997  CD    1:38:54 ()
Bad Rabbit  Sea Green Sea   Options sndtrk: The Limits of Control  Lakeshore  2009  CD    1:42:11 ()
David Bowie  Word on a Wing   Options Station to Station  Ryko  1991  CD  orig. 1976  1:45:33 ()
Seabrook Power Plant  Waltz of the Nuke Workers   Options Seabrook Power Plant  Loyal Label  2009  CD    1:51:06 ()
Circus Devils  Freedom's Monster   Options Ataxia  Happy Jack  2009  CD    1:56:54 ()
Painting Petals On Planet Ghost  Honoho no ko   Options Haru No Omoi  PSF  2009  CD    2:03:08 ()
Leonda  Zono My Bird   Options va: Women in Blue  Past & Present  2009  CD    2:04:54 ()
DJ Food  Extract from Stolen Moments / All Covered in Darkness   Options One Man's Weird Is Another Man's World  Ninja Tune  2009  CD    2:13:34 ()
Boards of Canada  Peacock Tail   Options The Campfire Headphase  Warp  2005  CD    2:22:38 ()
Paristetris  Electrodomestics   Options va: EMFP 01: Exploratory Music from Poland  Audio Tong/Polska! Year/The Wire  2009  CD    2:28:10 ()
Hot Pant  Nacho Nacho   Options Itch  SIdeshow Series  2009  CD    2:32:49 ()
What's Up?  Seasoning's Greetings   Options va: PDX Pop Now! 2009  PDX Pop Now  2009  CD    2:34:08 ()
Gun Club  My Cousin Kim   Options Mother Juno  21361 Records  1996  CD    2:45:16 ()
Clark  Totem Crackerjack   Options Totems Flare  Warp  2009  CD    2:46:55 ()
Blockhead  Sunday Seance   Options Music by Cavelight  Ninja Tune  2004  CD    2:52:02 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/26/09 9:15am Parq:

Don't worry abut participating, Bob. We'll take it from here. Nicely gothic opening today, btw.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:15am Cecile:

hola, all and thanks for scaling back the pic, Bob.
that tattoo is awesome.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:16am BSI:

who has carrot cake?
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:20am Cecile:

carrot cake? wha-?
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:22am Cecile:

knocking it out of the park, Bob.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:26am bobw:

this is a first for me - the comments thing. and, yeah, i f-ed up the pic early on. tried to get that photo up, but not quite like that. it's of a guy's tatoo that features jesus as a hockey goalie. the text - "jesus saves."
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:28am Bad Ronald:

Esposito scores on the rebound!
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:29am Chris:

Kick save and a beauty! Let us pray.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:32am Parq:

Oh Lord, we thank Thee, for in Thy infinite mercy, Thou hast allowed us to blow those fucks from Toronto right off the ice, in Thy name.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:34am Cecile:

Thou has provided us with seafood to lob at the bastages who challenge our Red Wings
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:35am annie:

woohoo!! i see it now!!
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:38am paul s:

hey bob!!! i'm moving to michigan sometime soon but i dont know when. still working in the NY office for now
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:38am Cecile:

Now I know safranin has two good bands - Ceremony and Screen Vinyl Image...
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:41am bobw:

yow! fellow hockey hedz reprayzant, colllllise! paul, you've got to bone up on your red wings history if you're moving to mo-town.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:43am Gerry Cheevers:

Crease be unto you.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:47am bobw:

no coffee pot at wfmu this morning!!! i had to make coffee with a colander! i will not be deprived my coffee!
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:49am BSI:

Desperate times call for desperate coffee.
I recall driving across the country in the middle of winter & surviving on instant coffee+hot water from highway rest-stops, shaken in a thermos. That was 19 years ago and I'm still picking crap outta my teeth.

..........but it works, yeh?
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:49am Parq:

You little Martha Stewart, you! PS - see? The comment field is hard to resist, isn't it?
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:49am BSI:

correction: not hot water, mostly creepy warm-ish water.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:52am bobw:

it's sometimes challenging enough to just pop the discs in and punch the buttons.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:57am BSI:

and yet the machine coffee in the middle of Missouri seemed like an even worse idea..... travel is a deadly game. And no carrot cake.
  Wed. 8/26/09 9:58am AnAnonymousParty:

My first boss was an ex-marine gunnery sergeant, if there was no coffee made he'd just put a generous pinch of Folger's, right out of the can, 'between his cheek and gum' to get him going until a pot was ready.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:07am Listener Dave from NH:

I grew up not too far from Newark. I can't say that I ever heard anyone pronounce it "Nurk" but I imagine that that's how someone from Baltimore might pronounce it.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:07am annie:

i love my french press, but will always be able to resort to cowboy coffee,
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:10am Cecile:

you mean Balmer, LDfNH?
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:11am annie:

see cecile i was just gonna let that go... i always say balmer..
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:14am Listener Dave from NH:

Yeah. As my friend who transplanted from dirty Jersey to Maryland explained it to me, "It doesn't sound right unless you swallow a few letters."
I'm not from there so I don't want to get busted faking the accent.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:26am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

I was born in Irvington and I pronounce it "Nork."
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:27am Carmichael:

Good morning Bob and fellow listeners of Bob. I got a big ol' cherry pie on the credenza outside my office door.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:27am bobw:

speaking of dover and coffee, i had some super strong, tasty french press brew at a b&b in northwood, n.h. this weekend. the joint was built in 1771. i was expecting some ghosts. and re: the "nerk" thing - that's how the path conductor pronounced it this morning. i mean this merning.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:28am annie:

i picked up the balmer thing when i took amtrak all the time down there.. i blame the ticket taker.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:35am Listener Dave from NH:

Keen - Northwood's about a half hour from where I live up here. Hope you made it out to Bear Brook while you were up here (especially if you're a mountain biker).
I grew up in Maplewood and took NJ Transit bunches - how did I never hear anyone pronounce it like that?
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:39am Trapper:

We have a Culture of Commentary
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:40am Trapper:

There's a PATH conductor who says it 'New-Rick' which sounds very folksy to me.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:42am dei xhrist:

I was in a hotel in Baltimore and heard a TV huckster who sounded exactly like the one John Waters was mimicking in Pink Flamingos. Swallowing the letters causes your voice to come out of your front nasal cavities, and you have to hold your tongue juuust raaaht.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:47am bobw:

bear brook?! hayyyl no! i was staying on jenness pond! i also got wet at rye on the rocks. it was the warmest (and waviest) water that i've ever experienced in the atlantic north of the cape! i could stay in for more than 30 seconds! i lived on lexington street in dovah when i was at UNH.
  Wed. 8/26/09 10:56am Listener Dave from NH:

It's so nice having ponds and lakes up here. Having grown up in Superfund Country, I still find it kind of disconcerting that I can just roll up to a pond and slide on in for a swim and not have to worry about being consigned to a starring role in a Troma film.
Someone named a band after a nuke plant in N'Hampsha? That's bananas.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:03am bobw:

the water in jenness pond is so clean that it supports leaches. wait - that doesn't sound right. i don't know what's behind naming your band after seabrook. "three mile island" - ok. "vermont yankee" - cool. "pilgrim station unit 1" - that has a ring to it. but seabrook?
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:04am stingy d:

hi erybody. lets eat pie!
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:05am Carmichael:

I'll bet there's a band called Tennessee Valley Authority.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:06am still b/p:

dei - what'd you think of Frantasia? I was there just Friday night...with the opening act so confoundingly unexpected it was kind of a kick to talk about.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:06am dei x:

sounds badassss
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:07am Cecile:

what kind of pie, stinge?
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:13am dei x:

oh, THAT guy... with his own TV and bassed up vocal mic... well, we were all interlopers there so it kinda works. Saturday was mostly really good (self plug!), because of Id m Theft Able, Skinny Vinny, qfwfq duo etc. There was also a sing/songer who sang like the extreme pitch experiments.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:13am Carmichael:

Right outside the office door. Come on over. We'll talk.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:15am stingy d:

i was thinking strawberry rhubarb, because that's what i'm always thinking. but any kind of berry is what's up right now i'd say. have some coffee. and damn fine pie.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:17am Listener Dave from NH:

Thankfully, the pond where I swim in regularly is leech-free. I've been in a dozen or so lakes and ponds and haven't gotten a leech on me yet, which is good because that'd be the last time I went swimming. Even when I see a fish out there, I start digging like I'm in "Jaws" (and I'm wearing a wetsuit most of the time).
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:19am still b/p:

What does id m theft able do other than what made up his brief cameo contribution on Friday? I recognized his name from FMU, but couldn't recall material I'd heard.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:25am dei x:

don't forget the threat of ducks.. really puts a bit more fear in to skinny dipping... Id does vocal stylings with a crapload of soundmakers. He was bouncing a ball and screaming as it fell, making smaller noises as he used a violin bow on a license plate and strumming rake tines - definitely a strong visual aspect. For a lesson in the worst possible graphic design possible (on purpose) go to kraag.org/id
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:32am still b/p:

Actually, I see id is right up here living/performing at my elbow, so local listings are where I've caught his name as well. By the nice description, sorry to miss Saturday. 'At's whut we go fer. I'll check him 'round town. You performed in addition to repping your boxes?
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:39am dei x:

yep, I'm in Birdorgan. And like every other traditional band, the female is the vocalist. I also did a bit dressed up as the drag version of the Joker, and preached about the holy value of "taking matters in to your own hands".
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:44am GP:

AAP..late to the comments, that "raw" coffee trick is hardcore, but I must say that I have tried it, yeah I have indeed.....talk about still picking grit out of ones teeth.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:46am Parq:

Those people know perfectly well that park goers can see them. It's called exhibitionism. One more reason that hotel was a bad choice for the Highline, aside from the fact that it's butt-ugly and intrusive.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:47am still b/p:

Rats. Oh, what we miss. Like that Robert Frost poem, The Frantasia Not Taken. I'll watch for Birdorgan.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:50am anna:

Nice DJ set! Making Wednesday morning much more enjoyable. Muchas gracias.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:51am AnAnonymousParty:

@GP, Heh, that guy was a Marine's marine, according to him, picking the grit out was for pussies -you might find yourself someplace where there ain't even any coffee, and you'd kill for a piece of that grit to chew on.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:52am dei x:

Don't feel too bad, I slept through the Cave Bears feeding their new found karaoke deer head and repeating beyond ad nauseum while everyone else cleaned up around them!
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:52am BSI:

My diggage of this show got hijacked by ofc. meeting..... now I'm back with a mere 8 minutes to catch up on my diggage-diggin'.

looks like good stuff, boss.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:54am GP:

AAP.. LoL ...great image that.

BSI, I know the feeling, at least I got a 15 minutes in.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:56am bobw:

oh - i used a coffee filter in the spag. strainer! what do you think i am, some kind of barbarian?!?
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:58am Parq:

"Coffee Filter In the Spagetti Strainer" would be a good title for Bob's autobiography.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:59am Cecile:

Hey that's the principle behind those filter drip pots.
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:59am dei x:

"or, The Wet Willy of Industry"
  Wed. 8/26/09 11:59am still b/p:

Great show.
  Wed. 8/26/09 12:06pm bobw:

yow! thanks everybody for making my debut comments show fun and not too distracting! thanks for tuning in and typing up!
  Wed. 8/26/09 12:12pm rebba:

this is the first time i've listened to this radio station and it is wonderful! there is nothing on the air like this in manchester, uk
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