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Options February 23, 2011: My day isn't complete until I've ruined yours.

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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 ()
Woodstock Al  Light My Fire   Options Woodstock Al #6  0:03:31 ()
The Three Suns  Caravan   Options Mallets in Wonderland  0:09:17 ()
Conor McPherson  Star of the Sea   Options The Actors (film soundtrack)  0:12:03 ()
Heligoland  Creosote & Tar   Options Creosote & Tar  0:14:14 ()
Thomas Truax  January Egg Race Dream   Options Twelve Months/Twelve Tracks  0:22:03 ()
Leo Kottke  Snorkel   Options One Guitar, No Vocals  0:25:17 ()
American Analog Set  Cool Kids Keep   Options Set Free  0:28:36 ()
Shodder Grayson  The Rapture of the Leaf   Options NJX@NY$!2: Irwin's 2009 WFMU Marathon Premium  0:32:08 ()
Max Rubin  The Doggie Song   Options The Bad Dog-E  0:35:10 ()
Sopwith Camel  Dancin' Wizard   Options The Miraculous Hump Returns from the Moon  0:37:56 ()
Swan Dive  Home Away from Home   Options Circle  0:40:37 ()
Graham Reynolds & The Golden Arm Trio  Echoes of Harlem / Blue Pepper   Options Duke! Three Portraits of Ellington  0:49:38 ()
The Four Lads  Instanbul (Not Constantinople)   Options 16 Most Requested Songs: The Four Lads  0:57:19 ()
Goldfrapp  Caravan Girl   Options Seventh Tree  0:59:10 ()
GWA (Girls With Attitude)  Don't Judge Me   Options There's Nothing in My Dreams  1:03:31 ()
Max Rubin  Goin' to Harlem   Options Harlem Renaissance  1:04:56 ()
Pink Lemonade  Freedom Every Day   Options Seven Horses Indian Casino  1:06:16 ()
Donzelli's Group  The Laughter (Ah! Ah! Ah!)   Options self-titled (the blue album)  1:08:29 ()
Kenny G and Irwin  Big Bottom   Options Behaving Horribly with Kenny G and Irwin  1:11:24 ()
Belle & Sebastian  The Blues Are Still Blue   Options The Life Pursuit  1:23:46 ()
Charles Leonard  Funky Driver on a Funky Bus   Options Bay Area Funk - Funk & Soul Essentials from San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay Area 1967-1976, Vol. 1  1:27:39 ()
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros  All In a Day   Options Streetcore  1:31:12 ()
Chris Whitley  Poison Girl   Options Living With the Law  1:35:49 ()
Madder Rose  Black Eye Town   Options Panic On  1:39:10 ()
Absolute Albert  Noises   Options NJX@NY$!2: Irwin's 2009 WFMU Marathon Premium  1:43:14 ()
Amanda  Metropolitan Mama   Options Primitive Swagger  1:45:51 ()
Cowboy Junkes  A Common Disaster   Options Lay It Down  1:55:45 ()
Leonard Cohen with U2  Tower of Song   Options I'm Your Man: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen (motion picture soundtrack)  1:59:07 ()
Miles Davis (arr & cond by Gil Evans)  My Ship / Miles Ahead   Options Miles Ahead: Miles Davis + 19  2:04:18 ()
Ray Conniff and His Orchestra and Chorus  Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)   Options You Are the Sunshine of My Life/Laughter in the Rain  2:12:03 ()
Henri Rene and His Orchestra  Hansel and Pretzel   Options Mallets in Wonderland  2:16:25 ()
The Clientele  Strange Town   Options Minotaur  2:24:52 ()
Savage Aural Hotbed  Five-Four   Options Glove of Sound  2:26:31 ()
Lane Steinberg   Dr. Kurtz's Program   Options home recording  2:31:05 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/23/11 3:02pm Mildred:

Sexiest name in the world.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:02pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello! Why, I was just thinking that my day isn't complete until it's been ruined by Irwin! How's everyone doin'?
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:02pm yair yona:

that tune brings only good news. Hi Irwin, greetings from Tel Aviv
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:03pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

play us some tunes, Auntie Mildred!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:03pm Arab Street:

yair yona is an israeli spy. get her!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:03pm Miles David:

My day is complete.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Whoa, Woodstock Al right off the bat!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:06pm yair yona:

the chest hair will reveal my gender.
spy? no no. I come in peace.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:07pm Parq:

Oh my. I have my volume on low, and I thought at first this was Optagonally Yours.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:07pm Jim from Pere Lachaise:

If only I'd done it this well...

Excuse me, while I roll over (apologies to Jimmy there)
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:08pm hank:

;^) yyz
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:08pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

damaged. severely damaged.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Al has mastered the subtle art of leaning one's elbow into an electric organ.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:09pm Jim from Pere Lachaise:

New title:

(Come on, Baby) Hurt my Ears
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:10pm Jandek:

A little too pretty sounding.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@yair: You're a man, and a non-spy? Nuts! Attractive female spies are such a good thing for America--I was hoping you were one of those!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:11pm ach ach ach:

Now iss der fire gershnuffed und kaput. Ich bin ein burn limpen.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:16pm G:

Some passages in that last instrumental tune reminded me that some nationwide non-FMU all-night show was using a Jeff Beck tribute CD to the late Les Paul as bumper music a few nights ago. Released 22 Feb. Strike while the iron's hot, Jeff!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:16pm yair yona:

@Matt, sorry to be disappointing. man AND non-spy? what's the use of being here ;)
Musician (search for my name, you might like it) and blogger (www.smalltownromanceblog.com)
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:18pm Jon:

I would like to hear Mildred
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:21pm Major Bowes:

Maybe you can catch Mildred on a kinescope, if there is one.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:26pm aL:

What were you speaking over just now?
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:28pm Matt from Springfield:

Thomas Truax and Leo Kottke--great sequencing.

Leo's coming to the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA on Jun 16. I'm going!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:29pm Matt from Springfield:

@yair: Really cool blog! And your album cover as well!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:30pm Irwin:

@aL: An extended version of "Eye Contact" by Tussle
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:32pm yair yona:

@matt - thanks so much. listen to it if you want : http://yairyona.bandcamp.com
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Shodder Grayson--you're reaching into the Heavies today, Irwin! What's the story with Shodder? Was this a found tape? I've found no other refs to him on the interwebs, besides FMU.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:35pm Jandek:

Now this is more like it. Al's a piker.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:36pm Matt from Springfield:

LOL Jandek!
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:39pm AnAnonymousParty:

Shodder Grayson strikes me as a more strident Kadaffi, set to music.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:40pm Matt from Springfield:

I've known the Goosey Goosey Gander verse since I found it in the "violent nursery rhymes" section of Bartlett's Quotations--didn't have a tune to go with it until now.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:42pm Matt from Springfield:

"Irwin on WFMU--the man who alternately rubs glass shards and balm into listeners' eardrums."
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:42pm It's accordiON:

Mildred's got a squeezebox
she wears on her chest,
and it pinches her chin,
keeps her low back compressed,
But her bellows pump flame,
And Myron Floren eats shame...
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:43pm northguineahills:

Swan Dive sounds like an updated Randy Newman.....
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:45pm Shodder Grayson:

"I am cornholio! I need T-P for my bung hole! Are you threatening me!"
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:48pm Snoopy:

Sopwith Camel, my faves.
  Wed. 2/23/11 3:59pm Matt from Springfield:

The ORIGINAL 50s "Istanbul Not Constantinople"! Thanks!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:01pm Handsome Harry:

Yeah - this version is one of the better ones out there. Much obliged.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:01pm Mike East:

Is this what the SCTV "5 Neat Guys" was parodying?
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:02pm clyde:

Hi Irwin, please vote for the Meters, love wfmu, love your show
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:02pm SCTV:

What weren't we parodying. No Istanbull.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:03pm Robert:

I keep expecting a baritone to come in for the last line of "Constantinople" to say, "But it's really Byzantium."
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:06pm Matt from Springfield:

GWA!!! And they're introducing themselves by name!!!
Are they opening for Amanda???!!!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:06pm Matt from Springfield:

And to think that I thought it was just 2 multi-tracked girls. Actually it could STILL be just that. Creepy...
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:08pm Matt from Springfield:

And to think that "Honey Bee" is such a rap star, while Max Rubin languishes in obscurity. Where's the justice in the music industry?
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:11pm Matt from Springfield:

"Bee Money", I meant. Him and his extravagant Beehive State entourage, crashing all the clubs and ruining my Saturday nights!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:14pm meep meep:

how can i hear more from pink lemonade? the only google result is from wmfu.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:14pm Matt from Springfield:

What a heavy mix today. I was worried for a moment that you'd killed off the commenters.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:15pm Dark Side:

You can't kill commenters, really. Matter of fact, they're all dead.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:16pm commenter:

*death rattle*
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:17pm Looms:

That was an amazing Spinal Tap cover!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:18pm tr;sh:

"Common Tate'
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:19pm hank:

every wire every air-way....
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:20pm iTunes:

NP, plz just keep them, kk? thx in advance.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:21pm Matt from Springfield:

I'd only be too happy!
Leeeeeeetttttttt's dialogue!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:22pm Music Political Officer:

Comrade Irwin,
Your playlist today has been judged by the Supreme Council to be MUSICALLY INCORRECT. You have been sentenced in absentia to permanent exile at WFMU without pay.

Oh shit, we already DID that 37 years ago! There's no stopping this freeform-ist monster!!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:26pm Mommy and Daddy:

Okay, we'll give you your allowance.
BUT, you promised that you'd get plastered and raid circus world. And I want to see your DJ premiums finished and on the table before you go out.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:27pm ?:

I love T Rex!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:35pm Matt from Springfield:

What year was this Mescaleros project of Joe's?
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:35pm jarom:

thanks for playing the b&s. it made me do some singing and sit-down shoulder shimmying. hearing that song and group make me do irrational things sometimes
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:39pm Happy Listener:

I love the loose thread connecting these sets.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:40pm JCJ:

Mescaleros were started, as I recall, in 1999 and pretty much ended with Strummer's death in 2002. This album, though, was in the works at the time so was completed after he had died and released in 2003.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:41pm Marmalade kitty:

@MattSF StreetCore relaeased posthumously 1993
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:43pm Marmalade kitty:

Sorry *ugh* 2003! JCJ ;)
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:44pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

what's 10 years between friends?
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:47pm G:

Prof Elemental and Ab Al are clearly soulmates
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:47pm JCJ:

Time does fly.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:47pm Matt from Springfield:

@JCJ, MK: Thanks!
@Irwin: Lots of stuff from your '09 premium today--my first.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:48pm Matt from Springfield:

AMANDA!! Metropolitan Mama!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Anyone know what song's in the background of this one?
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:50pm Lizardner Dave:

Someone should do a mashup of Amanda with Kenny G & Irwin Behaving Horribly. It would be a dream come true. Or the universe would end. Either way, what fun!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:50pm Robert:

I'm guessing there was just a brief period in her life when her voice was like that, poor thing.
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:54pm Matt from Springfield:

@Dave: If we're going out, might as well be while we're on top! What ecstasy!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:55pm Marmalade kitty:

How old was Amanda when she recorded in -'87 was it..?
There's reference to a Swedish singer profesionaly known as Amanda also
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:56pm Marmalade kitty:

On wiki!
  Wed. 2/23/11 4:59pm Happy Listener:

@robert: no, she still has it in her. listen to the interview.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:02pm Happy Listener:

that's quite some humility, Leonard - 100 levels below Hank Williams. hmmm
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:04pm Happy Listener:

bono really makes this song. bad.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:05pm still b/p:

Maybe Leonard should have joined Bono and the Edge for the Spiderman musical, too. Couldn't hoit.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Smoooooth Miles. Loving it.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:14pm Happy Listener:

@still b/p: That would put him 100 floors below Hank Williams, Jr.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm Jazz Aficionado:

B-b-but, of COURSE Miles was on trumpet! But who were the personnel on the rest of the instruments?! I gotta know!!!!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm Marmalade kitty:

U2 UK..? nononononon no Eire!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Not that you have a reason to change the station anyway, with a playlist like this going on!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm northguineahills:

Yeah, what Marmalade kitty said.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm PMD:

That one person is Beth?
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:25pm U2:

we're always eerie.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:28pm Happy Listener:

Please don't mistake my comments for complaints, Irwin! I'm quite happy that you're consistently dishing up what I'm not expecting (except for Amanda, that's well-worn), and you haven't played anything I'd consider tuning out.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:30pm Happy Listener:

Actually, you haven't played anything I'd consider tuning out for nearly 12 years.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:31pm Tuner:

Hands off, Happy L.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:34pm Herbal Viagra:

You go, guy!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:36pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh, it's Lane Steinberg!
(For a moment there I thought this was Fredericks reading psychoanalysis transcripts).
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:37pm Marmalade kitty:

Life's tuw shoat..
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:38pm Happy Listener:

Wow, this is really gritty.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:38pm hank:

  Wed. 2/23/11 5:38pm Herbal Viagra:

I wuz nevuh gud enuf fuh huh.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:40pm Happy Listener:

and disturbingly loopy... the context gets so loose that you don't know what he's talking about. I love it!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:40pm Conrad:

Mistah Kurtz, he dead.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:42pm Happy Listener:

@conrad: is that still required reading in high school?
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:42pm jan:

You got an office phone number for Dr Kurtz? Is he in network?
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:45pm Dr Kurtz Small Print Medical Info Disclaimer:

Cautin: May cause severe palilalia.

  Wed. 2/23/11 5:47pm Marmalade kitty:

Thats hilarious..
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:47pm John McCabe in L.A.:

hi Irwin and everybody
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:48pm Pete in LA:

what did I miss?

ps. http://bit.ly/irwiiiiiiiin
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Happy Listener: I like this loopy, disjointed nature myself! And the background music makes it more than bearable!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:48pm ?:

thon't waith anutha day
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:49pm Oreck:

Irwin's nearly done.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:49pm Irwin:

@Conrad: Gratefully so.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:50pm Laura L:

Reminiscent of the voice of one of the Joe Frank actors loop-de-looping.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:50pm Robert:

This is the longest commercial I've ever heard on WFMU.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:51pm Marmalade kitty:

.but nod anymoah!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:52pm Matt from Springfield:

@Robert: Unless you count Kenny G reading advertisements, deadpan, into the mike for 3 hours. Or anything really, for 3 hours.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:52pm Matt from Springfield:

LOL! Tomorrow Never Knows!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:54pm Robert:

I don't think even Kenny G. resorted to reading just a SINGLE ad this long.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:54pm Mike East:

Laura L - I was thinking that!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:54pm Happy Listener:

@Laura: Yeah, I was thinking Joe Frank, too.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:55pm Robert:

I hope Dr. Kurtz donates next week.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:56pm Brainiac:

Is this fellow interviewing himself? 'Cause I do that too, only it's more redundant.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:56pm Happy Listener:

It's a bit resonant, too. I'm from an Irish Catholic Alcoholic background, too... but my sexual ability's fine.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:57pm Robert:

Hey wait...are these the same at different speeds, or are these demo tapes from different people practicing for voice work?
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Tonight, on a very special Dr. Kurtz...
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:57pm Happy Listener:

Thanks for creeping me out, Irwin!
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:57pm Listener:

But dis segment's not too shoaht.
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:58pm Conrad:

I missed the 800 number - can we hear that aagin?
  Wed. 2/23/11 5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Well I guess your day is complete, Irwin!
Have a great night everyone!
  Wed. 2/23/11 6:00pm Robert:

Unfortunately I'm afraid Dr. Kurtz couldn't get the 1st guy to stop smoking so much.
  Wed. 2/23/11 6:02pm frenchee:

I miss Larry Block
  Thu. 2/24/11 12:01am Casey:

Matt, are you unemployed or something?
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