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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 17, 2011: Fill-in for Irwin

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
sound track  Main Title   Options Mothra  Pony Canyon Stereo  2011  CD    0:00:00 ()
Johanna Billing  Magical World   Options va: Mercersound 09  Mercer Union  2011  CD     
Battles  Africastle   Options Gloss Drop  Warp  2011  CD     
Encre  Une Nuit A Ciel Ouvert   Options Encre  Clapping Music  2001  CD     
Arling & Cameron  Funshopping   Options Sound Shopping  Basta  2000  CD     
Alf of Hip Hop Slam  Vintro   Options Vintage  Lab Insomnia / Hip Hop Slam  2011  CD     
Wugazi  Sleep Rules Everything Around Me   Options 13 Chambers  [no label]  2011  CD     
Butthole Surfers  Bar-B-Que Pope   Options Pee Pee the Sailor  Alternative Tentacles  1983  EP     
Tonstartssbandht  Holiness Aside   Options Now I Am Become  Arbutus  2011  CD     
Dustdevils  The Revenge of Cruiser Corner   Options Struggling Electric And Chemical  Teen Beat/Matador  1990  CD     
Univ. of Vermont Summer Music Session for HS Students 1964
O.lamm  Suzie (Jill Wants to Know)   Options va: Gooom Tracks Vol. 1  Gooom  2001  CD     
Shy Child  Electro College   Options Please Consider Our Time  Grendadine  2002  CD     
Mice Parade  Steady as She Goes   Options Bem-Vinda Vontade  Bubblecore  2005  CD     
Eric B. & Rakim  Follow the Leader   Options Follow the Leader  Uni Records  1988  LP     
Janko Nilovic  Crazy Enterprise   Options Soul Impressions  Vadim  2011  CD     
The Charmels  I'll Never Grow Up   Options va: Shaolin Soul Vol. 1  Hostle  2001  CD     
Ennio Morricone  Ansimando   Options Macchie Solari  Digitmovies  2011  CD     
Brilliant Corners  Delilah Sands   Options Somebody Up There Likes Me  Pearls From The Past  1995  CD     
The Beloved  A Hundred Words   Options single  Flim Flam  1986  12"     
Bleach  Trip and Slide   Options Killing Time  Dali  1992  CD     
Superheroes  Superheroes   Options Dancing Casanova  Crunchy Frog  1998  CD     
The Cars are the Stars  Helikopter   Options Fragments  Chez Moi  2004  CD     
soundtrack  Main Title   Options Beat Girl  Cherry Red  2011  CD  from 1960; John Barry composition   
John Barry  Bees Knees   Options The EMI Years Vol. 1  Scamp  1996  CD     
Ursula 1000  Mondo Beyondo   Options Mondo Beyondo  18th Street Lounge  2011  CD     
Margarita Sierra  Cha Cha Twist   Options va: Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974  Vampisoul  2011  CD     
Tipsy  Oops!   Options Trip Tease  Asphodel  1996  MP3     
Plastic Bertrand  Pognon Pognon   Options va: Bratty - Liz Berg 2011 Premium  [no label]  2011  CD     
Tasseomancy  Diana   Options [video]  [no label]  2010  MP3  from blog   
Lederhosen Lucil  Semi-Sweet   Options Tales from the Pantry  Hypo  2003  CD     
Beach House  Heart of Chambers   Options Devotion  Carpark  2008  CD     
The Ladybug Transistor  Clutching Stems   Options Clutching Stems  Merge  2011  CD     
Lowlife  Big Uncle Ugliness   Options Dimineundo  Nightshift  1987  LP     
RIAA  Bop Don't Run/Tricky Wipeout   Options Sounds for the Sun-Set  M-1  2011  CD     
Messer Chups  [track 5]   Options 1998-2003  Solnze  2011  CD     
P. Miles Bryson  Subtle Polycultural Shades of Chinese Tiki   Options Megalomaniac Decorator's Quarterly  Illegal Art  2005  CD     
Seksu Roba  Piss Your Pants   Options Seksu Roba  Crippled Dick Hot Wax  2000  CD     
People Like Us  Happy   Options [no album]  [no label]  2010  MP3  from FMA   
Holden  c'est plus pareil   Options Pedrolira  Village Vert  2002  CD     
Stereolab  French Disko   Options Refried Ectoplasm  Duophonic Records  1995  CD     

Listener comments!

  Wed. 8/17/11 3:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

good day, sir. looking forward to your filling of the void of Irwin.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:09pm don:

no ken or irwin today?! my sense of time is fucked... it can't be wednesday.. can it? at least bob w and mary wing both crush it with the magical selects
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:11pm Gimme:

Frankly I could use a break from Irwin. Vacation time is great. Bring on the replacements!
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:12pm Jenniqua:

Diggin' this track by Battles.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:15pm SG:

Great tune from Battles! Had totally forgot that band, and who can blame me, we had to wait a while for their new album.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:17pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

yes, but Tyondai Braxton has left the building--and they still sound great.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:17pm Mike East:

I don't think I've ever read your show description before. Love it!
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:21pm fred:

I hope I'll get to see them live again. I liked them when I saw them but sometimes Braxton looked a bit too apart from the rest.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:22pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

well, fred, I guess you know why now
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:25pm fred:

I guess so, DCE. I'd have liked them to figure it out though, he did bring something special. I still want to see them anyway
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:28pm fred:

  Wed. 8/17/11 3:29pm sean:

diggin in europe
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:32pm Gimme:

Man, I love this Wugazi mashup.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:33pm fred:

I need ALF to work on another full-length now, Vintage is great but too short.
I really like that Wugazi too. Any distro info?
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:34pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

wow, that is just WRONG
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:34pm don:

free, fred!
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:38pm fred:

That link seems to be broken, Don, but I'm downloading as I type from here: http://bit.ly/qZFzYL
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:39pm fred:

Nevermind Don, it works now. Probably some weirdness on my side with the new firefox
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:43pm ?:

is that sonic youth?
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:50pm ben drinken:

nice to have Bob W. here. fortunately I was letting the wfmu thumb drive loaded with goodies from the marathon premium, and it had some Amanda on it, which I heard yesterday. So I guess it takes care of any Amanda fix. unless Bob W. will play some Amanda.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:50pm ?:

bob w., I want to know something. do you have periods?
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:51pm . . . .:

. . . . . .
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:52pm ben drinken:

I may need to pause Bob W's show once in awhile to pop in some Amanda since I need my Amanda fix always on a Wednesday afternoon. just one though, maybe two.
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:53pm Your DJ Types:

i'm having a period RIGHT NOW!
  Wed. 8/17/11 3:58pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I have nothing but semi-colons
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:00pm BSI:

SCREW periods. Who has carrot cake?
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:04pm Evercherry:

Fucking sick. Keep up the good work :))
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:06pm fred:

Follow the Leader... was that really more than 20 years ago? I guess I'm old
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:09pm ben drinken:

fred...flintstone? is that you that old already? yes this came out 20,000 years ago. can't believe it.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

@BSI No carrot cake, but a buttery scone and English Afternoon Tea on my end!

How are y'all doing?
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:10pm ?:

I had so many cups of tea today, my coffeine anxiety already turned into paranoia.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:11pm fred:

@ben: do you think old pal Irwin has more Amanda in store for next year's premium?
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:16pm Matt from Springfield:

@fred: I think Dan and Joel are forecast for next year. Irwin CLAIMS all the good Amanda's been tapped, but I still insist that he post all the tracks on the 'Nets if he's not going to make more CDs!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:18pm fred:

@matt: I totally second that motion. Let we the people get to say what's good or not, and get our Amanda fix in the process!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:20pm ?:

I hate those CFLs... because I have to return them for recycling just like any other electronic device.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:23pm ?:

oh, I love that particular 80s bass guitar sound!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:24pm Big Fan:

Are any Thumper songs on the docket?
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:27pm Your DJ Types:

thumper! i actually just converted a live recording that i have of them on cassette into mp3s! but, alas, no. next time, though.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:28pm Big Fan:

I will wait patiently then until next time.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:29pm fred:

"?", if you like the 80's sound, give a listen to the track called "Federal Bureau" here: http://www.myspace.com/projetpiscine/music
Heavy flanger and vintage TEISCO synth
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:31pm huge:

my god, I totally forgot about this album
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:31pm fred:

But when is "next time"? Are you coming back to a regular spot in the fall schedule?
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:32pm ?:

it's got some cowbell
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:33pm huge:

Shazam doesn't even recognize Bleach
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:34pm fred:

@huge: another proof that Shazam=fail
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:35pm Wild Neil:

  Wed. 8/17/11 4:35pm Your DJ Types:

i'll probably apply for a show for the next schedule, but nothings guaranteed. in the meantime, by GF and i have a weekly podcast... but it's not music, it's about beer. it's called BEER HEAR and is on WFMU.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:35pm ?:

@fred: thanks. but sounds a bit too roughly cut for my taste... even tho it may be intentional
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:38pm fred:

Intentional may be big word. They're perfectionists who can't seem to finish the mix, so one of them uploaded a rough cut to get things going. It didn't work, obviously.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:39pm ?:

maybe they should hire someone from outside to do it? it may work wonders.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:42pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

why won't my phone stop ringing??
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:42pm Matt from Springfield:

@Bob: Oh, I didn't realize you were the guy in the Beer Hear! podcast--I listened to a bunch of those! Unfortunately I'm not local so I can't go to the NYC-based brewpubs and locations you visited, but I do appreciate beer tasting! Thanks for promoting quality beer!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:43pm fred:

By now I think it's too late: it's become a burden and they moved on to other things, but they're still not ready to let someone else in
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:47pm fred:

Wasn't that the theme song of another DJ? It sounded familiar and I could almost hear a voice over it
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:48pm Mike East:

Fantastic show today. Unlike DCE, phones are dead here. Crank up the tunes!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:48pm fred:

Bob Brainen!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:52pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

my throat is shredded from talking! ach!!!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:53pm BSI:

  Wed. 8/17/11 4:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Fabulous Cha-Cha Twist!
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:54pm BSI:

This track and SPACE GOLF from the same Tipsy release were two of the greatest things about '96...
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:57pm Ike:

Like! I vaguely recall Irwin playing lots of Tipsy back in the 90s. And several other DJs here too.
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:58pm BSI:

....and holy crap, before the vocals started just now, thought you had dug out some lost INNER CITY UNIT track. ... Jeepers, I've spent too much time today away from the headphones. Stupid mtgs...
  Wed. 8/17/11 4:59pm amanda:

bob w bob double uuuuuuuwhaaaaoow!!! bob wwwwwwwwweeeeough!!! wough!weeeewhough!bob w.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:01pm hamburger:

way pognan pognon pognon
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:06pm hamburger:

ou wiki: tasseomancy: fortune telling from tea/coffee/wine sediments..
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Tasseomancy? This is a weird and wonderful style of folk! I like!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:06pm \|----------|/:

209 for on-air calls. Always was/is 200 for not-to-air calls.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:08pm fred:

I vaguely remember some controversy around Plastic Bertrand a couple of years ago. Seems some guy came out and claimed he did the vocals on his records. Beats me as to why he'd claim the credit
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:09pm fred:

I really like that Tasseomancy track. Great find Bob!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:11pm ?:

how is it that I find ethereal female singers so much more pleasing than male singers? I'm a guy, btw...
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:13pm Your DJ Types:

i LOVE LOVE LOVE tasseomancy. i'm kicking myself -- they recently played bowery opening for somebody and i just found out about it. dang!!!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:13pm ?:

I want a house on the beach
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:15pm ?:

@bob: that happens to me all the time...
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:16pm fred:

Bob, that happens to me far too often, so I certainly can relate. Do they have a site?
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:21pm fred:

One of the rare drawbacks to listening to the station is that when there's a band I really want to see they might come around here (I live in France) but all to often opening for some other band, so it's a challenge. More often than not, I miss them and kick myself.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:23pm ?:

(imitating Butt-Head's mock singing) ooooh'm oooooh, ooooh, uh oooooh oooooh

no. I actually like the song
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:25pm ?:

Tasseomancy used to be called Ghost Bees, like an album they released in 2008
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:27pm Wilder, Dave:

This is the best radio station on Planet Earth. Thanks Bob!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:28pm Matt from Springfield:

RIAA: GREAT mashups! I've loved them for 6 years or more.

RIAA stands for something different each time, often mocking: sometimes it was "Recording Industries Are Archaic"; another time it was "Really Interesting Audio Adventures"!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:30pm Matt from Springfield:

I've heard "Bop Don't Run" before, it's pretty good--but "Tricky Wipeout" is fan-fucking-tastic! YES!!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:30pm Gimme:

Okay, these are just lazy and lame.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:31pm Droll:

Tricky Wipeout works much better than Bop Don't Run. Really works in that crooked way.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@Droll: True, it has a lot more "beat" to it than Bop Don't Run. It's clearly better.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:34pm Gimme:

Now is the time I must say "Shoot me."
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:34pm helder wasterlain:

Hey! Directly from Portugal, Lisbon!! Great music! You got to listen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjV2K2OjYQc He is portuguese and a great performer.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:35pm Droll:

@Gimmie, Agreed, the line between a mashup and two songs playing at once is not subtle.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:37pm Matt from Springfield:

@Droll, Gimmie: Reminded me of that stupid rap song with "Crazy Train"s riff sampled and repeated forever. No subtlety there either!
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:37pm cokane:

Ugh I hate Girl Talk
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Now "Messer Chups", is that some kind of British slang? Or perhaps it's just German for "Knife Chups"...
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:40pm Wilder, Dave:

Chupa Chups are a kind of Brit Tootsie Pop thing. Bad for ya.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:41pm BSI:

okay, the Fantastic Planet treatment gets a chuppy thumbs-up.
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:45pm moose:

i thought chupa chups were from espain
good show
is there a live 7sd today?
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:47pm fred:

Ken is away so I'd bet on a rerun
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:47pm Mike East:

I remember getting Chupa Chups at Price Club by the bucket
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:49pm Wilder, Dave:

Pasensya... lo siento... they could be made in la Chine for all I know! Isn't eveything but music these days?
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:51pm ?:

Holden, they remind me of Tortoise
  Wed. 8/17/11 5:59pm BSI:

nice one. Of the whole Stereolab discog., for me it's this & Emperor TC.
  Wed. 8/17/11 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Bob, great show! Especially Tasseomancy--cool rec!
  Wed. 8/17/11 6:00pm ?:

great choice of songs, bob! nice show
  Wed. 8/17/11 6:02pm hamburger:

fun show bob!

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