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Options April 21, 2011: This is for the Birds

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Yo La Tengo  Surfin' Bird   Options 2004 Marathon- All Request Show    0:00:00 ()
Rivingtons  Mama Oom Mow Mow (the Bird)   Options Great Googa Mooga    0:02:57 ()
Jaye P Morgan & Perry Como  Chee Chee-oo Chee (Sang the Little Bird)   Options     0:05:40 ()
Homer and Jethro  Fly Birdie Fly   Options Ground Hog    0:07:50 ()
Little Jimmy Dickens  May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose   Options Columbia Country Classics Vol. 3- Americana    0:10:26 ()
Frank Zappa  How's Your Bird   Options Cucamonga    0:12:56 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       0:14:55 ()
Simon & Garfunkel  Sparrow   Options Collected Works    0:20:12 ()
Rhythm Heritage  Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow   Options     0:22:37 ()
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists  The Mighty Sparrow   Options The Brutalist Bricks    0:27:29 ()
Prince  When Doves Cry   Options The Hits/The B-Sides    0:28:24 ()
Madness  Wings of a Dove   Options     0:32:01 ()
The Dead Milkmen  Right Wing Pigeon   Options Big Lizard In My Backyard    0:35:00 ()
Tom Lehrer  Poisoning Pigeons in the Park   Options Songs & More Songs    0:37:16 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       0:39:31 ()
Allen Sherman  The Bronx Bird Watcher   Options My Son the Celebrity    0:42:19 ()
The Muppet Show  Tit Willow   Options The Muppet Show    0:44:59 ()
Nutley Brass  Chicken: Impossible   Options Greasy Kids Stuff    0:46:55 ()
MDC  Chicken Squawk   Options Millions of Dead Cops    0:48:18 ()
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five  A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But a Bird   Options 1940-1948    0:50:51 ()
Al Jolson  When a Red Red Robin Comes Bob Bob Bobbin' Along   Options Al Jolson Decca Tracks    0:53:24 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Beach       0:56:07 ()
Clarence "Tom" Ashley  The Coo coo Bird   Options Anthology of American Folk Music, Vol 3A: Songs    1:00:15 ()
Glenn Yarbrough  Hummingbird   Options Come Share My Life    1:02:41 ()
T. Rex  Seagull Woman   Options T. Rex    1:06:26 ()
Reiko Ohara  Peacock Baby   Options Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966-70    1:07:53 ()
Architecture in Helsinki  The Owls Go   Options Fingers Crossed    1:10:32 ()
Guided by Voices  Acorns & Orioles   Options Under The Bushes, Under The Stars    1:14:02 ()
Monty Python’s Flying Circus  The Parrot Sketch   Options     1:16:17 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds from the Point Pleasant Boardwalk       1:21:14 ()
Doris Day  There's a Bluebird on Your Window   Options Hit Singles from the Early Years    1:24:31 ()
Joyce Hahn  Gonna Find Me a Bluebird   Options     1:26:10 ()
Faron Young  Hey Mr. Bluebird   Options Best of Faron Young    1:28:33 ()
Johnnie Taylor  Little Bluebird   Options The Complete Stax/Volt Singles    1:30:00 ()
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds  Blue Bird   Options B-Sides and Rarities    1:32:57 ()
Buffalo Springfield  Bluebird   Options Buffalo Springfield Again    1:35:40 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       1:40:10 ()
Uncle Dave Macon  The Mockingbird Song Medley   Options '27 Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy    1:43:17 ()
Les Paul & Mary Ford  Mockin' Bird Hill   Options Legend and Legacy    1:45:36 ()
The Beatles  Blue Jay Way   Options Magical Mystery Tour    1:47:55 ()
Buck 65   Roses and Bluejays   Options This Right Here is Buck 65    1:51:42 ()
Lee Hazelwood & Nancy SInatra  Lady Bird   Options Fairy Tales and Fantasies    1:55:01 ()
Ladytron  Ladybird   Options 604    1:57:55 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds From the Coney Island Boardwalk       2:02:37 ()
Eels  Little Bird   Options End Times    2:07:06 ()
I Am Oak  On Trees and Birds and Fire   Options     2:09:29 ()
Galaxie 500   Plastic Bird   Options On Fire    2:12:18 ()
The Pixies  Bird Dream of Olympus Mons   Options Trompe Le Monde    2:15:38 ()
The Make-Up  Bring the Birds Down   Options Destination: Love; Live! At Cold Rice    2:18:23 ()
The White Stripes  Little Bird   Options De Stijl    2:20:39 ()
XTC  My Bird Performs   Options Nonsuch    2:23:45 ()
Peaking Lights  Birds of Paradise Dub Version   Options 936    2:27:34 ()
Music behind DJ:
Sounds of Sideshows by the Seashore       2:35:32 ()
Eddie Floyd  Big Bird   Options Shout 2    2:37:53 ()
Dee Dee Sharp  Do the Bird   Options     2:40:33 ()
The Time  The Bird   Options Ice Cream Castle    2:42:58 ()
Elbow  Starlings   Options The Seldom Seen Kid    2:49:53 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 4/21/11 6:02am hamburger / london:

bird up peoples!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:02am Dave B:

cou cou
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:03am Elwyn:

Hello everyone!

Great start to the show... now I hope there's a set about giving the bird.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:03am Meghan:

ha! Morning all!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:04am Elwyn:

Dang. Cutting and pasting this: http://www.skye4birds.com/ascii.htm

didn't work.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:04am Dave B:

I have the field guide Elwyn.


and that poster is in the mail
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:08am bennett4senate:

sorry about the Easter theme false advertising - I was reading your twitter and making assumptions. :P
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:08am Elwyn:

@Dave: As a mature and intelligent adult, my only response can be:

Just kidding.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:09am Meghan:

ha! don't worry Bennett! it happens. Now go get me some mini eggs!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:10am Dave B:

HA! we use that very ASCII at work all the time. The "Field Guide to the North American Bird" is one of my bathroom books. Nothing like greeting guests with it.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:13am pierre:

(french for tweet tweet, its pronounced kwee kwee)

a special "cuicui" for Meghan, and Dave B !
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:14am Meghan:

Cui Cui to you Pierre! bon jour!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:15am Dave B:

I always thought it was "cou cou" Pierre!

Ihaven't gotten that far in french class yet!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:18am Dave B:

when I'm not listening to WFMU, this is usually on the Chumby

  Thu. 4/21/11 6:19am hamburger / london:

ohh god 'Earth Song' ??

no way!! :D
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:21am Dave B:

the BoP is both a Flower AND a Bird


Kind of like Shimmer Floor Wax:
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:22am Dave B:

"Tastes great!'

"And look at that shine!"
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:23am Elwyn:

I wonder where Churck is. He's sure to have some stories about shooting birds.

I really disappointed an out of town friend today by saying I wasn't going to see some emo/Christian-lite band Emery, tonight.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:24am Meghan:

ewwww Christian lite band. Did you say that was the reason WHY you weren't going.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:26am pierre:

dear Dave B you are not entirely wrong, "Coucou" means "hi", but its also the french for the "Cuckoo"

(when i was younger i wanted to be an Ornithologist, i used to wander in the forest with a tape recorder, and i used to draw brid, mostly crows, ravens, pigeons, and sparrows) Meghan, I LOVE THIS THEME
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:27am Dave B:

Christian Lite Tenet: Jesus was adopted
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:27am hamburger / london:

were there any songs written about John James Audobon? :)
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:28am Elwyn:

No/ How do you politely say "There's only two things worse than a Christian band: 1) a Christian band that hates themselves so much that they try to avoid that label 2) an emo Christian band that hate themselves so much that they try to avoid being labeled Christian".

Anyhoo, she's going alone to that gig and I'm loitering on the web with all of you, my crazy friends with good taste in music.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:30am Dave B:

C.W. McCall has a song about Audobon

Audobon Iowa that is...
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:30am Meghan:

Wise choice. You should have "saved" her! ha!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:33am jamief:

kraftwerk of course did Autobahn....you could put one finger in an ear....and sort of pretend....or perhaps not :)
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:34am Meghan:

ha! yeah not so much Jamief
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:35am pierre:

STEEL DRUMS its the intrument who impersonate the sun best, if the sun would play an instrument it would be steel drums
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:36am Rob from Maryland:

Morning all. Meghan, are your birds confined to song titles or are you going to be including groups with bird names?
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:36am Elwyn:

I need to point her away from mainstream "alternative" radio. It's just crap. I hate most radio in Australia even Triple J.

If I still listened to radio, I'd probably listen to FBI which has good DJs and is a listener supported radio station. I probably should listen to 2ER which is partly owned by the university I work for.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:37am Jeff:

You're the best! What a great way to start my day.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:38am Elwyn:

"I hate the fucking Eagles" - The Dude
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:39am Meghan:

Just the songs Rob..... That was hard enough as is!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:41am Elwyn:

Has anyone here ever tried killing seagulls using aspirin? Yeah, I'm looking in your direction Evil Brady!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:42am Rob from Maryland:

Thanks Meghan! Too bad I wasn't awake when you played Little Jimmy Dickens. I loved that song when I was a kid.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:42am Dave B:

Not asprin...
Alka Seltzer, and no I've never tried
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:47am Dave B:

There used to be a mocking bird in my neighborhood who's song, upon careful observation, was the imitation of car alarms going off on the street.

I guess thats all he ever heard.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:47am Marmalade Kitty:

Muppets!! Yay!
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:47am Elwyn:

@Meghan: Thank you for this tit content. ;-)
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:48am pierre:

The Homosexuals - the birds have risen
Calexico - woven birds
Mary Poppins - Feed the birds
R. Steevie Moore - All Well And Good / Love Is For The Birds
Electrelane - Birds
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Eagle Eyed Mama
Numbers - Crows
François de Roubaix - Dernier domicile connu : Poursuite / Les pigeons capucins

(its not a special request, but it could help, its maybe too late, as there's a LOT of songs about birds, though the Mary Poppins song makes me cry all the time… ;) )
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:49am dirty old man:

Allen Sherman
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:50am Dave B:

Bert: Do The Pigeon

  Thu. 4/21/11 6:53am Dave B:

you can never go wrong with Louis Jordan
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:53am pierre:

an (apparently) american comedian named Sean Morey made a cover of ghost riders in the sky called : Ghost Chiken in the Sky (Meghan you should listen to it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m__B3abMJQA)

And of course the one and ONLY HASIL ADKINS with his chicken walk !
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:54am Elwyn:

I'm definitely buying a chicken kebab as soon as this show finishes.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:55am Rob from Maryland:

This isn't a song, but a humor presentation at a scientific meeting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL_-1d9OSdk (Chicken Chicken Chicken). And kebab sounds nice! As soon as it gets to be lunch time I'll go a-looking for some.
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:56am Dave B:

ever notice that poultry (chicken, duck, goose, turkey) don't have cute names like beef and pork?
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:56am pierre:

Tom Lehrer - Poisoning Pigeon in the park
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:59am Elwyn:

@Dave: What sort of cute names?

@Meghan: I guess we aren't getting "Heaven is a Place on Earth" next week unless it's a cover...
  Thu. 4/21/11 6:59am Marmalade Kitty:

this is positively CUCKO.o
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:00am Courbet!:

Here come the outstanda, Bird 'em up!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:00am Dave B:


Cow = beef
Pig = pork
Chicken = Chicken

Think about it...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:01am Marmalade Kitty:

I got my T-shirt yesterday! cuckoo! cuckoo!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:03am annie:

mornin' troops!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:05am Meghan:

good morning Annie
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:05am other dave in ireland:

sitting in my back garden in the sun, loving the show - fittingly there's a blackbird about 20 feet away singing - i think he likes the show too
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:07am Meghan:

Thanks Other Dave! Sadly, I don't think I have any blackbird songs in the line up......hopefully he won't take offense....
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:07am Elwyn:

Those aren't cute names!

What about these:
= tuna of the land
= Buffalo Wings

Also, from poultry, you can make Turducken!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:08am Courbet!:

Well that's too cute, dave in Ireland.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:10am other dave in ireland:

he just left when you said that meghan - I wish I was lying, oh dear... this is awkward... who knew blackbirds were so sensitive! (or that they could read!)
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:11am jamief:

hey meg...a very big thank you for the T Rex....gonna dig that out later!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:12am Meghan:

Wow, who knew! Silly blackbird. Maybe he's grabbing some friends....

No worries jamief. Always good to play some T Rex!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:14am other dave in ireland:

now replaced by a coo-ing pigeon, underwater theme park brings all the birds to the yard.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:16am Marmalade Kitty:

Any songs by Clay Pigeon?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:17am Meghan:

ha! Yes, at 6 pm you can hear some Clay Pigeon!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:18am Chuck:

A) Wake to alarm
B) Turn alarm off
C) Fall dead back to sleep...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:19am Meghan:

  Thu. 4/21/11 7:19am Dave B:

@ Chuck

D) .....
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:20am pierre:

Thanks for that Meghan - the parrot sketch, i just love it
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:21am Chuck:

I can only surmise that I actually needed the extra Z's...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:21am Elwyn:

Yo Chuck!

Sort of on the bird related theme, in the USA, do your newspapers regularly quote random people from Twitter and Facebook in articles? They do in Australia and I'm getting sick of it.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:23am Chuck:

Not sure what newspapers do. Haven't looked at one in years. But that does sound stupid, Elwyn. Who cares what a random stranger says?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:25am dirty old man:

You should listen to "cuckoo" by Kaleidoscope, a 60's San Fran band. Far Out!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:25am dirty old man:

You should listen to "cuckoo" by Kaleidoscope, a 60's San Fran band. Far Out!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:26am Richard from Venezuela:

Good morning Meghan and all the listeners.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:27am Elwyn:

@Meghan: I'm ignorant: I didn't realise Orioles where birds.

@Chuck: Yeah. If I wanted to read what some random, possibly uniformed ignoranus has to say, I can read Twitter myself.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:27am Chuck:

Duck! DOM double posted! (duck pun intended)
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:28am Meghan:

morning Richard!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:28am Andy in Berlin:

Hard at work but taking a break. Wouldn't you know I would emerge during the cheese section!
Good Morning!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:28am Meghan:

chuck, that is what happens sometimes when posting from your phone. delay

Morning Andy! Glad you could get your daily dose of cheese today!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:30am yair yona (tel aviv):

every show about birds, should feature a track from Bert Jansch's Avocet album. hint . hint. hint.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:30am Chuck:

Hum... And I have a whole duck in the freezer. Sounds like an Easter feast!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:31am Dave B:

@Chuck - viaduct?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:32am Meghan:

hehe.... sorry Yair! sadly I had to make cuts i didn't want to....

Vye not a cat!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:32am Chuck:

Would it be considered mean to have rabbit for Easter?

I don't know, Dave, why a duck? Got all the Marx Bros. on DVD!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:32am Richard from Venezuela:

I've a lovely parrot called Valentin.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:33am Chuck:

Is he nailed to his perch, Richard?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:33am Meghan:

I think everyone should. The easter bunny is there for a reason. Just don't stuff it with jellybeans....
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:35am Richard from Venezuela:

@chuck: Its free in his little cage.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:35am Dave B:

I've heard tell that Sir Gerald Nabarro has a pet prawn called Simon - you wouldn't call him a loony! Furthermore Dawn Pathorpe, the lady show jumper, had a clam called Stafford, after the late chancellor. Alan Bullock has two pikes, both called Chris, and Marcel Proust had an 'addock!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:36am Elwyn:

I've never eaten rabbit...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:36am Chuck:

They may call them pets, Dave. I call them dinner...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:38am Chuck:

Interesting, Elwyn. I thought Australia sometimes has rabbit population explosions...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:39am Chuck:

Get one, Elwyn! I've got a terrific Italian recipe for them. Meghan's had it she can testify to the deliciousness...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:39am doc henry:

Man, this song sounds as good now as it did way back then. Moby Grape and Buffalo Springfield...what a tag team they were!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:40am Parq:

Staggering in at the halfway point, Miss Meg. Looks like you've made some superb choices. I may have to go back to the archives on this one.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:40am Meghan:

it was tasty. though I would say rabbit is a bit bony......
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:40am Meghan:

Woah! Parq doing the archives?! *pats myself on the back*
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:41am annie:

meghan do you have "white bird" lined up?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:41am dirty old man:

I didn't know kangaroos were marsupials.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:44am Meghan:

Kangaroos and Koalas! How come it's animals from Australia?!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:45am Meghan:

No I don't Annie.... sorry!!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:46am Chuck:

As I understand it just about all Australian mammals are marsupials. Elwyn, yes or no?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:47am Dave B:


The Opossum is a marsupial too!

  Thu. 4/21/11 7:48am Marmalade Kitty:

Meghan, Mr Songbird - The Kinks is a good one!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:49am Chuck:

The Hank Snow and Anita Carter version of this song is the very best...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:49am Dave B:


My FAVORITE Beatles song... ever.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:50am karen:

So is the wombat!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:50am Meghan:

Marmalade Kitty..... I had it in the line up and had to get rid of it due to time limits..... meh!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:50am Chuck:

Opossum are also frequently road kill up here, Dave...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:51am Dave B:

@Chuck - hopefully they're not what's for dinner!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:51am doc (aussie) henry:

well, we do have non-marsupial mammals-- various rats, bats and of course the dingo but yeah mostly marsupials
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:51am karen:

That was Les Paul and MARY FORD
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:53am Chuck:

Nah, Dave. Car tires over tenderize...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:53am Marmalade Kitty:

Koala bears are kooloala!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:53am Elwyn:

Ha ha! Not all animals are marsupials down here. We'lve got lizards and reptiles for example... One thing is consistent: they will all try to kill you.

Guess what I saw at the supermarket today? Kangaroo burgers!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:54am Dave B:

@Doc/Elwyn - I think it has something to do with Australia breaking off from Pangaea eons ago.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:55am Meghan:

I like Wombats. They are cute. Echidnas aren't marsupials right?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:55am Chuck:

Very much so, Dave. There's a series on Animal Planet channel called "Mutant Plant" that goes into that...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:56am Joe R:

mass awareness of a certain avian variety...
Sorry that I didn't hear the first couple hours. But I thank the WFMU Gods for archiving.
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:56am Chuck:

Oops, That's "Mutant Planet"...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:57am Dave B:

Echidna's Arf!
(their a wierd little bird)

@Chuck - speaking of road kill, why does this not surprise me?

  Thu. 4/21/11 7:57am Meghan:

Morning Joe! Better late than never!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:58am Parq:

Strictly speaking, a ladybird is an insect. I forget -- has Miss Meg done a bug show?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:59am Meghan:

I think this bird is of the female variety.... and no, I have not done an insect show..... yet!
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:59am Chuck:

I asked that myself some months ago, Parq. Beginning of June maybe, Meghan?
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:59am doc (aussie) henry:

as far as I know...echidnas are indeed marsupials... and wombats are nasty bitey little creatures...
  Thu. 4/21/11 7:59am Dave B:

also a former first lady...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:00am Dave B:

oh yeah, i was thinking kiwi.

sorry doc
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:01am Chuck:

That festival is a rather disgusting concept, DB!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:02am Meghan:

That seems like a good time for it Chuck!

That is what I heard Doc.... though they look really cute and snuggly. At least when I saw one in Sydney. (outside more like).
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:03am Elwyn:

I can really dig koalas. All they do is sleep, eat and reproduce. They have a reputation for being one of the laziest animals - not even getting out of their tree if there's a bushfire.
I can't remember if eucalyptus leaves have some sort of narcotic effect on them or not but I picture them as stoner animals.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:03am caver_mike:

Just a minor quibble - a ladybird is not a bird, it is a beetle. Usually called a 'ladybug' in the US.

ladybird [ˈleɪdɪˌbɜːd]
(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) any of various small brightly coloured beetles of the family Coccinellidae, such as Adalia bipunctata (two-spotted ladybird), which has red elytra marked with black spots Usual US and Canadian name ladybug
[named after Our Lady, the Virgin Mary]

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:04am other dave in ireland:

caver_mike, you miss a subtle point - "bird" forms part of its name
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:05am Chuck:

I thought so, Meg! That's when the Japanese Beetles swarm up here. Japanese Beatles! That would be The Neat Beats....
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:05am Elwyn:

Ladybirds are also not lady-like!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:06am doc henry:

as we say down here... a koala eats roots and leaves :-)
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:06am caver_mike:

Yes, I get it. I said it was a minor quibble. But I realize this is the perfect opportunity to yell "FREE BIRD!!!!!!!!!!!"
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:07am Parq:

So, has there been a bug theme? And if not, let's get to work. There's already a whole Greasy Kid Stuff marathon premium full of bug songs.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:07am other dave in ireland:

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:09am Marmalade Kitty:

Aw, The Holy Modal Rounders - If you want to be a bird!

The birdie song - The tweets.. lol!!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:09am Parq:

Eels aren't birds either. Oh wait ...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:11am Meghan:

it's in the works Parq! And I have that premium from greasy kids stuff too!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:11am Chuck:

Gonna do Juliana Hatfield, Meg?
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:12am Elwyn:

I'm still struggling to come to terms with the allegation that Hatfield used to be in a Rush covers band...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:13am Chuck:

What?! I can't see that happening, Elwyn!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:14am jeff p:

"Visualizing herself as a singer since her high school years, Hatfield sang in school choirs and briefly played in a cover band called The Squids, which played Rush songs.[3]"
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:14am Jim Devoid:

Any chance of playing Leatherface 'Eagle'?
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:15am Elwyn:

@Chuck: It's Jeff P's claim.

I can't stop listening to "On Fire". When am I getting my Dean and Britta CD? :-)
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:15am jeff p:

It would have been better if she could have played 2112 on harp but you can't have everything.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:17am Meghan:

Elwyn, yours must be waiting on some other premiums. Some naughty DJ's didn't finish their premiums on time.....

Awww, sorry Jim! You going to Chris' birthday shindig Friday?
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:17am jamief:

meghan there has to be a Neil Young solng in here somewhere....you know it makes sense :)
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:18am Meghan:

Jamief, there was..... but had to be cut due to time restraints! I really need me a 4 hour long show!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:18am Elwyn:

I've got a feeling Frangry is super-busy doing all the work on the Shut Up Weirdo calendar.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:19am Chuck:

Got my pledge stuff last week, Elwyn! Speaking of which, are you responsible for me getting a Sharon Jones CD with that, Dave? If so, THANK YOU!!!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:19am Marmalade Kitty:

this pixies song gives me the shivers in a goood way :)
underrated pixies album
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:20am Dave B:

That was me Chuck.

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:20am Meghan:

That was Dave, Chuck. He told me to switch it to you!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:20am Chuck:

She is soooo freakin' AWESOME!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:21am Jim Devoid:

Megan - I've been outta the loop with Chris... what's the deal?
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:22am jamief:

forgiveable meghan....Mother Earth from Ragged Glory, next week, perhaps :)
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:22am Meghan:

It's his 40th birthday. saw him last Saturday, but it had been a while!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:26am Chuck:

Taking some XTC is always a good thing!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:26am Jim Devoid:

4-----0!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow...I remember being 40...like 5 years ago or something.....I'll have to buzz him!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:27am Meghan:

ha! good thing I told ya!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:27am Chuck:

Only 40? Just a puppy still....
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:28am Elwyn:

There are so many Neil Young "earth" and "world" songs...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:30am Jim Devoid:

40 is the new 27. Our countries low birthrate plus our general congressional pettiness proves it!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:34am jamief:

agreed Elwyn....so Maghan has no excuses next week...it's gotta be said, the last couple of hours music is some of the best radio I 've experienced in a long time....here in the UK you tend to get the usual top 40 playlist rubbish....this station is a godsend!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:35am Meghan:

*blushing* hooray for WFMU!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:36am Karen:

Hooray for Meghan!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:37am Brian in UK:

jaimef have you pledged?
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:39am Chuck:

How could anyone NOT play this song! WooHoo!!!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:40am jamief:

no...but certainly will....apart from 6music there just isn't anything worthwhile!!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:40am Elwyn:

Trompe is underrated. Thematically, it is more nerdy and kookier:
eg aliens searching for music (Planet of Sound), reincarnation (Letter to Memphis) etc.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:41am Brian in UK:

Thats the truth brother, this is what John Peel was striving to achieve and ofcourse did so.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:41am Chuck:

In keeping with the bird theme I've been lucky enough to have one of these blokes around the area this spring!

Cool looking bird!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:42am jamief:

ahhhh Brian, Peelie is much missed...another one taken too early.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:42am Hugh:

There once was an 'FMU dj, named Klaus, who used the "Coukoo Waltz" as his intro.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:43am Meghan:

It's funny to hear there is bad radio in the UK since there is such great music/bands from there.....
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:44am Parq:

Well, Miss Meg,we have even more great bands in the US, and look at the state of radio here.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:44am jeff p:

LOL! *WHAT!* halelujia! woa-woa-woa-woa!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:45am Chuck:

Anytime a corporation is in charge of radio it's BAD, Meg! Certainly, we all know this...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:45am jamief:

bland MOR is where the audiences appear to be here Meghan...the main BBC station Radio 1 has a few decent shows...and BBC 6 music is excellent...apart from that..Zilch!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:46am Meghan:

true. it's a shame how radio has gotten so corporate. It's sad that even classic rock stations play the same old stuff over and over. You'd think they would open up those albums past the same tracks over and over.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:46am Dave B:

@Chuck - tell me about it. I work for one....
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:47am jeff p:

The vast majority of people don't want to hear anything other than anything they've heard before they turned 25
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:47am Chuck:

Eww! I had no idea, Dave! How do you stand it?!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:47am Parq:

Chuck, I was just about to say, the government runs the radio in the UK and big corporations in the US, but it comes down to the same thing -- The Man giving the masses whatever will keep them mollified.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:48am Meghan:

Hey Philly- what are you doing tomorrow night? Not sure, why not check out our very own Jeff P! His band Sudden Ensemble is playing! here's the details- http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=114331608648859
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:49am Parq:

By the way, this Time track is killer. It was my favorite moment in that Prince movie.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:49am Brian in UK:

The BBC is fantastic in the breadth of its programming from classical, spoken word, humour, news coverage etc. It is very difficult to compare WFMU to anything in any other country in the world. Some attempt this extraordinry feat but none reach the heights that FMU does.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:49am jeff p:

Damn! a shout-out! Thank you, Meghan!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:49am Chuck:

I understood that a long time ago, Parq. I always felt that the corporate idea was to basically brain wash you into buying what they were selling by drilling it into you!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:49am Dave B:

@Jeff P and Meghan - for next week, how about Canadian band "I Mother Earth"?

You'll never guess who sat in on the song "Like A Girl"

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:50am Meghan:

of course Jeff!

And yes Parq, the glories of Purple Rain!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:50am other dave in ireland:

I think those repetitious stations will die a death in the not to distant future and it'll be the creative and unpredictable stations like this, that survive (I live in hope)

I don't listen to any stations here, basically it's WFMU/Some BBC stations & sometimes other assorted US listener supported stations
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:50am doc henry:

Meghan, you're running out of time to play "Little Bird of Heaven" by the Reeltime Travelers
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:51am Elwyn:

Definitely agree with that statement about Classic Rock stations. In Australia, Triple M is awful.
The only time they play new material is when it's mainstream "alternative" like Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon. It's no wonder ratings are dying.
Personally, I think they need to do more for the bands. eg play new tracks from classic rock bands eg play that new Van Halen track, play stuff from that new Neil Young album...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:52am Chuck:

Thank goodness for WVKR (in my area) and WFMU! I will NOT be brain washed into liking what THEY want me too!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:52am Dave B:

Jeff P - email me the deets... Only a few more days of FB sabbatical.

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:53am other dave in ireland:

*wonders will Meghan finish the show with Bill Callahan's - Too many birds*
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:53am Chuck:

"They" being the corporate run stations...
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:53am jeff p:

@ Dave B: Nice catch on I Mother Earth!

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:54am jamief:

other Dave in Ireland....the new Bill album is ace!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:55am Elwyn:

F#@king corporations... well just the evil ones, especially the ones that don't pay enough taxes.

  Thu. 4/21/11 8:56am other dave in ireland:

jamief - I haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, thanks for reminding me!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:56am Dave B:

@Jeff P - a road trip might be in my future. As for "I Mother Earth" Google Fu stance was "Rush Songs About Earth"
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:56am Brian in UK:

And folks lets take a trip down memory lane with this revived 45 from ...........

This is what you are missing folks. And now a word from our sponsors. Let it go. Its Pareto, 80% of the population only listen to 20% of the available music. If that.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:56am jeff p:

Oooo! We'll be in Ireland for your June 16 show!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:57am other dave in ireland:

jeff details!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:57am Cheri Pi:

Darn, I just now thought of the Rufus Thomas:Do the Funky Penguin"
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:57am Parq:

Miss Meg, this has been an exceptional show, but I gotta go to work. Peace out. Next week on earth.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:57am Brian in UK:

Top job, Meghan
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:58am other dave in ireland:

Meghan thanks, this was the perfect show - really loved this - and a pleasure talking to you all here too.
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:59am jeff p:

other dave: wedding in Gallway the previous weekend, flying out of Dublin on Friday so Thurs is free!
  Thu. 4/21/11 8:59am Elwyn:

Great show Meghan!

See you later, everyone!
  Thu. 4/21/11 9:00am Marmalade Kitty:

Happy Holiday everybody!!
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