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Options March 7, 2012: Miserable pedestrian. What part of "beep" don't you understand?

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Jim Flora, untitled tempera on board (detail), 1950s

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Remi Nicole  Go Mr. Sunshine   Options Remi Nicole  0:03:07 ()
Magnetic Fields  Your Girlfriend's Face   Options Love at the Bottom of the Sea  0:06:08 ()
Mocean Worker  Do Like Ya Like   Options Candygram for Mowo!  0:08:45 ()
The Damned  Grimly Fiendish   Options Phantasmagoria  0:12:44 ()
Stars  Take Me to the Riot   Options In Our Bedroom After The War  0:23:20 ()
Guy Klucevsek  Larsong   Options The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour  0:26:28 ()
Theo Nijland  Oudemanhuisspoort   Options Old Friends (Bij Nader Inzien)  0:31:31 ()
The Bonzo Dog Band  Hello Mabel   Options Urban Spaceman  0:33:56 ()
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey  First Prayer / Mt. Zion   Options Race Riot Suite  0:36:37 ()
Akron Family  Silly Bears   Options S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT  0:43:06 ()
Bencodec  The Box (Part 1)   Options Teknotes  0:48:48 ()
Andrew Bird  Near Death Experience Experience   Options Break It Yourself  0:51:20 ()
Tom Jones  Ghost Riders In The Sky   Options Tom Jones Sings Country  1:02:03 ()
Cold War Kids  Something Is Not Right With Me   Options Loyalty to Loyalty  1:04:50 ()
Julian Lynch  Fort Collins   Options Terra  1:07:11 ()
Takénobu  Time for Some   Options Introduction  1:11:15 ()
Claire Judice  Joe G. Says   Options Joe G. Says: The Complete Joe G. Says Sessions  1:16:14 ()
Danielson Familie  Did I Step On Your Trumpet?   Options Ships  1:17:36 ()
Martin Denny  Simba   Options Afro-Desia  1:20:36 ()
Monsters of Folk  Losin' Yo Head   Options Monsters of Folk  1:30:51 ()
Karen Carpenter  Ticket to Ride (vocal/drums)   Options Ticket to Ride  1:34:54 ()
Kera Carpenter  I Won't Last A Day Without Newt   Options vocal: Kera O'Bryon / comp. Douglas O'Bryon / www.keraobryon.com  1:38:50 ()
Pat Boone  Enter Sandman   Options In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy  1:42:47 ()
Psychic Ills  Mind Daze   Options Hazed Dream  1:46:52 ()
Norman Greenbaum  Skyline   Options Spirit in the Sky: Best of Norman Greenbaum  1:50:08 ()
Ben Kweller  Mean to Me   Options Go Fly a Kite  1:53:15 ()
Caribou  Bees   Options The Milk of Human Kindness  1:56:40 ()
Psalters  We Are All Lepers Here   Options Us vs. Us  2:08:37 ()
Family Fodder  Monkey   Options Savoir Faire: The Best of Family Fodder  2:13:46 ()
Keel Her (Rose Keeler & RSM)  Shaggs Own Thing   Options Keel Her  2:20:02 ()
Mary Lorson & The Soubrettes  Mancub   Options BurnBabyBurn  2:23:28 ()
Stephen Bennett  C is for Cloe   Options Everything Under the Sun  2:26:58 ()
Elma Mayer  The Green Shade   Options Elma Mayer  2:31:43 ()
Suba (Mitar Subotic)  Tantos Desejos (So Many Desires): Nicola Conte Remix   Options The Now Sound of Brazil  2:35:11 ()
Polyphonic Spree  Section 1 (Have a Day/Celebratory)   Options The Beginning Stages of the Polyphonic Spree  2:41:43 ()
Lee Morgan  Somethin' Cute   Options Charisma  2:50:40 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 3/7/12 3:02pm Matt from Springfield:

This playlist is frequently a Jim Flora art gallery!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Alligators coming from the sewer! And what looks like a Captain Caveman pedestrian..
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:03pm Miserable Pedestrian:

All I don't understand is why you don't let me jaywalk whenever I freaking feel like it.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:04pm kat330:

Irwin, congrats on the marathon success, and what Amanda you are!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:05pm kat330:

I do like Flora's fauna.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Amanda to the masses, complete with COOKIES!!!!!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:07pm KC in MKE:

Best part of the show, performance art supreme
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:08pm Parq:

I could write pages on all the little things about your performance Sunday that were just so damn right, but for now, I'll mention only the banging on the saucepan. Perfection.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:08pm G:

The new/upcoming Mag Fields...
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:10pm Sam:

Where are all the ladies from Duane's show?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:11pm G:

Passed out from too much Hennessy.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:11pm Caryn:

@Sam: we're here, but taking a breather from the menses talk
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:11pm kat330:

What am I, chopped liver?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:12pm baz:

Great show. Thanks for making my afternoon more energized.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Classic jazz remix, it sounds like.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:14pm kat330:

Yes, if that kinda talk was making Duane sweat, it might make Irwin pass out.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:17pm Jennique:

Oh that Dave Vanian makes my toes curl...
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:19pm Cheri Pi:

Gawd this song makes me feel so nostalgic
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:20pm Andrew Waterloo:

I dislike pedestrians who walk in angles while motorists are around waiting for them to walk along that essential hypoteneus.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:20pm Clark Barr:

Wunneful, Wunnerful!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:22pm Pedestrian:

Dear motorists. I am so sorry for inconviencing you by exercising my right of way when you are trying to get back home to the suburbs. I recognize you don't have to deal with pedestrans at home, and therefore shouldn't have to deal with them in the city. From now on, I will stay on my side of the street forever.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:22pm Cheri Pi:

the Amanda cover=your life's work fully realized.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:22pm kat330:

Is the alligator gobbling a centipede dog or centipede cat?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:23pm G:

His minimum is not minimal.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:23pm Alison Porchnik:

But you're the self-professed King of Snark! Say it isn't so!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:24pm G:

That's the gator's snout and nostrils. He's after the dubious looking bowtie wearer.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:25pm Jennique:

I think the gator peeped out of the manhole just as a brush fire swept past.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:25pm kat330:

Ah, G. whiz, I shoulda seen that.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:26pm Minnesota jeff:

That Flora illustration is fantastic.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:27pm kat330:

It makes me nostalgic for my "Mad" mag youth.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:28pm Alison Porchnik:

Accordions make my toes curl.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:28pm kat330:

Love this organ!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat330: Ah, I didn't even see what you saw! Optical illusion built right in!

"Toes curl" means sexual, not dead?? Wow wonder what the Wizard of Oz symbolism means then....
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:29pm Sam:

Is it a fold-in? There's a couple letters on the car, maybe it spells a word if you fold it right.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:29pm kat330:

Oh, is it an accordion? Sounded just like the pump organ in my dad's station. Guess it's both!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:30pm Alison Porchnik:

They're all free-reed instruments, true.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:31pm Alison Porchnik:

Free reeds are dreamy.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:31pm Andrew Waterloo:

I believe in Wizard of Oz she was withering. Toes curl is definitely sexual.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:31pm kat330:

@MfS: Ha! The Wicked Witch of the East had a good time in the end at least.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:32pm kat330:

Well, I DID say I love this organ -- kinda works with toe-curling.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:34pm glenn:

i better practise my accordion a bit more.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:34pm Sam:

Old man house sport?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:34pm kat330:

@Andrew: The West Witch withered, but I do seem to recall the toes curling of the East under the house.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:35pm Alison Porchnik:

The French don't call it "le petit mort" for nothing.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:35pm Sam:

The wicked witch of the west melted from water poured on her. The wizard says "You liquidated her, eh? Very resourceful!"
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:36pm Listening Out There:

....Neil Innes and the Bonzos...
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:36pm baz:

Yes! Bonzo time! :D Dancing in my chair.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:36pm kat330:

@Sam: That's how it sounds out phonetically anyway.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:37pm Sam:

Yeah, my dutch is good enough to pronounce stuff, but not good enough to understand it.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:38pm Listening Out There:

...the break with the sheep's the best bit, I say...
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:38pm glenn:

cat power should do an album of bonzo's tunes.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:38pm kat330:

When you first inquired, I thought you were responding to glenn and practicing his accordion more.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:39pm Jennique:

[last words]I'm melting! Melting! Oh, what a world! What a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness! Oh look out! Look out! I'm going! Ohh!
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:40pm kat330:

Was it Bryce who played accordion on stage Sunday? And didn't he take a shot at about every instrument -- or am I misremembering?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:41pm glenn:

i don't think he played guitar or bass, but i could be wrong.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:41pm Andrew Waterloo:

@Kat330 I interpret the Wicked Witch of the East withering up and evaporating. Sort of like when you through a small sheet of paper on the fire.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:41pm Caryn:

@kat: yep, Bryce busted out the accordion.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:43pm kat330:

Did he not play drums on some song, too? @Caryn: in a quick peek, this is all I could find coinciding with J.T.'s trip: At the MALMITALO in Helsinki Uncle Johns Band May 16th. Surely there will be more.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:43pm Woo:

Armando Greco
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:46pm kat330:

Irwin, I'm truly enjoying the sounds today.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:47pm Droll:

@kat330, Listening to Bryce's show you'd think he couldn't carry a tune in a dump truck, but I saw him myself: he's a monster on drums, competent on keys (including a passible accordion), and turned in a worthy trumpet attempt. No singing, that might have ruined the clean sweep.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:48pm kat330:

Ah, right, the trumpet, too! At some point, it seemed like he was on a lazy susan on stage, moving from one to another.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:51pm Caryn:

@kat: I'm sure there are more, but a lot of the smaller places announce performers very close to the actual date, or the info is hard to find online
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:52pm Ifny:

Whaaaaaaaaaat! The Box is the shizzle.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:52pm Pedestrian:

Bryce has sung in previous years, and pretty well. You'll recall he also picked up a trombone last Sunday night. Is there a funnier instrument than a trombone, I ask you?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:53pm Droll:

@Pedestrian, Bassoon.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:53pm Mike East:

I thought Bryce's "Crying" was great - and much more suited to his vocal range that "Mr. Roboto"
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:55pm Pedestrian:

Droll, was a weeping bassoon ever used as a cue in 50s sitcoms? I thought not.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:55pm G:

Most of us would have to substitute, as Bryce did, falsetto for Orbison's upper range. That is *no* easy song to sing.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh man, didn't realize I missed Bonzo! Oh well, we have Archives!
(Thanks to all pledgers--you help us maintain those!)

@Pedestrian: Tuba
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:56pm Ifny:

@Pedestrian the kazoo has it hands down. And if you want funny writ large, the Sousaphone.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:56pm kat330:

Prokofiev used the bassoon to great effect in Peter & the Wolf. And the oboe, and the flute, and the French horn and the strings...
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:56pm Alison Porchnik:

In England the authorities are paying school children to take up the bassoon. Apparently they foresee a critical shortage of bassoon players on the horizon.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:56pm Jennique:

@Pedestrian - Bagpipes? Jew's harp? Saw? French horn?
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:58pm Matt from Springfield:

I can imagine Irwin speaking Amanda songs like that while sleeping, in between snores.
  Wed. 3/7/12 3:59pm chris:

Hi, everybody. kat330 and Cheri Pi are correct, of course. Amanda's Irwin or Irwin's Amanda or whatever is worthy of our worship. That was my kind of art.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:00pm kat330:

@Alison: You don't say?! Do they provide the bassoon to the payees? Nice gig for a kid.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:01pm Michael Palin Drill Sergeant:

RIGHT!! ATTEN-HUT! All you schoolchildren, will take up your bassoons! AND your contrabassoons!! You will begin...lessons in LEARNING TO PLAY YOUR BASSOONS!! And when you've learned to play the bassoon, you will USE the bassoons, while MARCHING 'ROUND THE SQUARE!! Now who wants to MARCH A-ROUND THE SQUARE?!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:01pm Guess Who:

The larch....

The larch....
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:01pm kat330:

Will there be time for all that packed into one hour?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:02pm Matt from Springfield:

WFMU crucifix? Wash that off before you use it, you don't *what* Dum Dum's been doing with it.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:03pm Alison Porchnik:

@Kat, I assume they provide the bassoons.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:03pm GMs and PDs Everywhere:

IF DJs can't eat it or fuck, they break it.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:03pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: Listening to Andy crucified, you'd think the hour would just fly by...But don't worry, Ken and Andy are smart; they'll find a way yet to make it painfully long.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:03pm kat330:

@MPDS: Reminds me of an episode of the old "Prisoner" we saw yesterday, when #6 ran for office against #2 and a marching band was a thread throughout.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:03pm Alison Porchnik:

Ooh, Tom Jones makes my entire feet curl.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:04pm G:

I guess he's from Western Wales
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:04pm kat330:

Moi aussi! Especially doing this wonderful C&W chestnut. Wonder if he renders Tumblin' Tumbleweed as well.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: Haven't seen much of The Prisoner, I should watch more of it. I didn't know they had elections there.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:05pm Caryn:

How about the slide-whistle? Or the saw, when played with a bow? Or the skiffle instruments of a jug, a washboard, and a wash-basin bass? Or the spoons? All can be hilarious! As can the didgeridoo (especially if not played well... and it's a fun name too).
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:05pm Alison Porchnik:

The Welsh are dreamy. It's all the extra consonants.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:06pm Sam:

Europeans ADORE this cheezy western crap
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:07pm Caryn:

@Matt: I think the person who adopted the crucifix should ensure that it stays properly maintained and sanitised.
@kat: awesome episode! Totally mocks the whole election process. Appropriate viewing in the US this year.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:07pm kat330:

@Alison: Heh, is that it? Guess they're forced to work up a good saliva anyway.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:08pm Jennique:

Funny, when I went on a trip to Kenya, the local entertainers in my hotel sang The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. All I could think was, "They think we LIKE this song?"
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:08pm eep:

All cows eat grace
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:09pm kat330:

@Caryn: Yes, it was one of the better ones for sure. Gollleee, speaking of toe-curling....Patrick McGoohan....yikes...um...hmmm...wowwee... Those eyes, fercrimminy!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:09pm Caryn:

When I think of Wales, Black Adder's explanation always sticks with me: "It's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough, sinewy men roam the Valleys, terrorizing people with their close-harmony singing." Man, he's right about the singing. Which is lovely.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:11pm kat330:

And his forehead that's a sixhead. When I watched it originally, I think I only saw it on a B&W tv, so seeing those eyes in color now...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:15pm Andrew Waterloo:

I love the Prison, particularly the way in which it gets more an more peculiar as the series progressed.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:15pm kat330:

Snapping out of my reverie...@Jennique: Kenya, I'm envious. Was it for pleasure? See much of the flora and fauna?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:16pm Caryn:

@kat: While it's an episode that makes a lot of really good points, it's not one of my all-time favourites, though. Of course, there were no bad episodes, just really good and excellent ones.
(My faves: "The General", "Hammer into Anvil", "Checkmate" and "Fall Out")
BTW, if you can dig up a copy, I would highly recommend the movie "Kings and Desperate Men", which reunites McGoohan with his Prisoner co-star Alexis Kanner.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:17pm P. McGoohan:

How about as Longshanks the King in Braveheart, when I defenestrated my daisy of a son's handsome buddy? Attractive, yes?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:18pm Jennique:

Kenya was great. Went down into Tanzania & Zanzibar. Saw "the big 5" and many more critters. Would go back in a heartbeat.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:19pm kat330:

@P.McG: Yes, well, one of the first rumors I heard when I moved to Hollywood was that you are (were) a woman beater. Just talking about the eyes and the imagination.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:19pm Caryn:

Portmeirion is one of the places I've always kind of wanted to live. Totally nutty place. In real life, the tourists would probably get on my nerves fast. But I'd probably end up trying to mess with them by speaking in Prisoner lines all the time. But then again, they'd probably love that. Damn!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:20pm kat330:

@Caryn: Noted and thanks!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:20pm rrg:

There was also a peculiar episode of "Danger Man" that appeared a few years before "The Prisoner" and has some similarities to it--enough that people have speculated that it spawned the idea for "The Prisoner" in McGoohan's mind.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:21pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jenn: Which critters are in the "Big" 5?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:22pm Minnesota jeff:

Oh I have not heard this Danielson Familie song in a while, good stuff!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:23pm Pedestrian:

The Danielson reminded me of the documentary about them (the song appears in the movie, and even the trailer). Lots of fun, even though it never quite comes to a conclusion. Not up there with "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" but worth a look.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:24pm Otis:

love Martin Denny... lux & Ivy got me on that kick decades ago.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:24pm Jennique:

From wikipedia - The phrase Big Five game was coined by white hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The term is still used in most tourist and wildlife guides that discuss African wildlife safaris. The collection consists of the lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros. They were chosen for the difficulty in hunting them and the degree of danger involved, rather than their size.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:24pm Pedestrian:

  Wed. 3/7/12 4:25pm still b/p:

Saw the big five in South Africa last year: lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, Cape Buffalo....and many others. Funny how much they push the concept.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:25pm kat330:

@rrg: We have the box set of "Danger Man" as well. We intersperse episodes from about a dozen classic series, though we watched "The Wire" pretty much exclusively until done.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:26pm kat330:

Oh, you guys are killing me with this "Big 5" talk! I fear I'll never get to see Africa or my beloved animals...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:27pm Alison Porchnik:

Irwin, you don't sound sick at all - you sound relaxed. Maybe same diff?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:28pm other david:

it's ok husky irwin, we still worship you
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:29pm Jennique:

@kat330 - just find a cheapie way to get there! It's SO worth it.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:30pm G:

You ran into Charlie the Tuna?????
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:32pm rrg:

@kat330: The "Danger Man" episode I'm referring to is called "Colony Three" (I just checked).

I didn't know that "Danger Man" was available. Good to know.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:32pm Caryn:

@rrg: I'm just going to assume the episode you mean is from season 2. That season of "Danger Man" has the most Prisoner-adjacent episodes.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:32pm Irwin:

My body is healthy. It's my soul that's SICK!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:33pm kat330:

@Jenn: And how would that be? Can't be a DHL carrier any longer.... My first trip to Europe cost $179 RT NY to Luxemburg on Icelandic Air back in the day. Don't think there exists a "cheapie." Guess I'll have to sign up for every sweepstakes and suffer spam forever.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:33pm Caryn:

@rrg: hah, saw your new comment. And yep, season 2, episode 3. I seem to remember that was one of the 4 "Danger Man" episodes partly shot in Portmeirion.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:33pm other david:

And we wouldnt want you any other way!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:33pm kat330:

You really don't sound sick at all. Just very quiet. I have to boost the volume here when you speak.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:34pm Matt from Springfield:

@Jenn: Interesting, I guess the tiger is similar to a leopard, but you'd think it would hard to catch a tiger (especially by "the tail" -- now who's crazy enough to do that?)
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:35pm Caryn:

@Matt: yep, but the Big 5 are all African game. No tigers in Africa.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:35pm Alison Porchnik:

I like quiet Irwin. Even if it comes at the cost of his soul. Higher prices have been paid.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:36pm ~L:

Yay, Monsters of Folk on FMU!!!!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:36pm Stanley:

@Jennique and Kat330 - I hitched round Africa back in the day. One question I often got asked was what is the most dangerous animal in Africa. Not many people know that this title is taken by the buffalo, it'll charge at you for no reason and more people are killed by it than any other animal. If you exclude the mosquito!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh, just saw "Africa" in the comment there. Okay, and I'm looking at the historic map of tiger extent--never were in Africa. (Many wild animals had quite an extent, losing habitat in the last century)
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:37pm kat330:

One of my fave of all Beatles' tunes paired with one of the best female vocalists of all time -- whee!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:37pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh, lovely version from Karen!
And, I see this is the vocal/drums only...Irwin's favorite parts!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:38pm Minnesota jeff:

Whoa, this is pretty great!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:38pm Caryn:

@Stanley: true. The hippo is also often underestimated as a dangerous animal.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:39pm chris:

Am I the only one who is cringing right now? Make it stop!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:39pm Caryn:

I've heard her version many times, but with just the drums accompanying her? Nice new discovery for me.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:39pm rrg:

I'm listening in headphones, and to my ears Irwin does sound sick. Under the weather.

Whom (I like using the accusative case) should I believe, my own ears, or someone else's?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:40pm still b/p:

Had a reptile presentation while in S. Africa. Most dangerous snake: not the boomslang which does have the most toxic venom. Instead it's the puff adder who injures and kills the more people because they MESS with it and try to kill it. I picked one up. On a hook.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:40pm Alison Porchnik:

Neither. Believe Irwin. Just believe. And clap your hands.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:41pm rrg:

And where did that vocal+drums only version of The Carpenters' "Ticket to Ride" come from, anyway?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:41pm other david:

oh my..
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:41pm Matt from Springfield:

It's the Karen Carpenter soundalike, putting her talents to good use! Or at least, topical use.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:41pm Minnesota jeff:

There is a Nirvana song covered by a Karen Carpenter impersonator that is real amazing. I can't remember which Nirvana song it is though.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:41pm Alison Porchnik:

More Kera please!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:42pm Matt from Springfield:

"For topical use only."
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:42pm chris:

@rrg, I'm guessing hell
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:42pm kat330:

@Stanley: Met up with Livingstone, I presume? And to tie today's discourse into a neat bow, Stanley was a Welshman.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:42pm Eric:

that Kera has a real sexy voice
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:43pm Pedestrian:

I have a distinct memory of Wolfman Jack, on WNBC-Am in the early 70s, coming out of this. "CAR-pintars! Woan Lass' a DAY witOUTcha!" The 70s ...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:43pm G:

she's only just begun...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:43pm Matt from Springfield:

It's possible I would've clicked on an Internet/YT link for this eventually, but I'm glad Irwin's directed our attention to this--you can check several items off the "recurrent Irwin themes" list with this song.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:43pm kat330:

Close to Newt.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:44pm still b/p:

Capitol Steps on line #1 for Kera.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:44pm G:

we're off never never land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:45pm chris:

Vegas, baby!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:45pm Alison Porchnik:

This sure gets my white bucks tapping
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:45pm me:

  Wed. 3/7/12 4:46pm Matt from Springfield:

One co-worker claims that he convinced his kid Pat Boone did the originals for the songs on that album, and that the originals were modern "covers" of them!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:46pm still b/p:

Boone vs. Anka in the Thunderdome!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:46pm kat330:

Wizard of Oz to Peter Pan, with some Prisoner and Danger Man in-between, and a lovely side trip to Africa...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:46pm paula pc:

i forgot about this, but you had to remind me...
@ Matt -- that is so brilliant it makes this worthwhile.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:47pm G:

what, no "black hole sun"?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:47pm other david:

@Matt: That is a wonderfully warped thing to do, oh that poor kid :)
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:47pm me:

anyone got a link for I Won't Last A Day Without Newt ?

it was... way out!
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:47pm popo:

i can't get enough of these sandman covers
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:48pm me:

anyone got a link for I Won't Last A Day Without Newt?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:49pm Mark T in VT:


were the kids hipster teenagers? I find it easy to fool teenagers and people in general in their early twenties about all kinds of stuff.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:50pm kat330:

Not I, me.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:51pm me:

I love you Irwin
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:51pm Matt from Springfield:

@Mark: The boy's probably pre-teen, so it's not like he should know better at this point anyway. Still, pretty funny! :)
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:54pm me:

Cheers Irwin, I just sent you a mail.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:54pm Daniel:

  Wed. 3/7/12 4:55pm dale:

hello mr. irwin. i LOVE that norman greenbaum track.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:55pm kat330:

Thanks, Daniel.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:55pm me:

I... I can't believe that it's real...
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:57pm Frankie Trumbauer:

Greetings from the beyond, Irwin. Bix told me to write something obscene, but I refused.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:57pm Jennique:

@kat330, how in the world did you manage to go to Europe for $179?!? Amazing. I saved up for at least a year and half to go on my Africa trip. I think the most dangerous animal i saw was the hyena. Basically any carnivore is gonna mess you up.
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:58pm me:

Why did I think it was real?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:58pm me:

I like this base line. and the vocal harmony... oooh
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:59pm me:

now how can I re-listen to previous track s without missing the tracks being played?
  Wed. 3/7/12 4:59pm kat330:

@Jenn: I was a student in 1970 is how. The ENTIRE 6-week backpacking/hitching trip around the main bits of the continent + London cost $350 each for me and my boyfriend.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:00pm me:

@Daniel: thanks so much for the link, I forgot to say
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:00pm trsh:

Bees by Caribou
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:02pm kat330:

still @Jenn: But equally thrifty was a 6-month trip there four years later: two of us all inclusive for 6 months was about $1500, as cheap as to live in our place in the states that same time period (but we rented out our apartment, so made money in the end).
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:05pm kat330:

But can you buzzzz?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:05pm dale:

re jim flora....reminds me of when you could get a baby alligator - or monkey - from sears. if it gets too big you flush it down the terlet. not the monkey, though.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:10pm Alison Porchnik:

Wow. Rock and Roll psaltery!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:11pm jason:

all lepers here, too
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:12pm Matt from Springfield:

What?! I just gave you money, and you're getting massages with it?! Without me?! Oh no, (not so) young man!

Masseuse! Do Irwin REAL rough, deep pressure like!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:14pm kat330:

@MfS: Uh, I was gonna say a deep throat massage, but I guess that would require a masseur.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:15pm Irwin:

Family Fodder is the brother of Otis.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:17pm Matt from Springfield:

This is pretty progressive music for the time--before the vocals I thought this was a modern Julian Lynch or Marco B. instrumental.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:18pm Matt from Springfield:

@kat: The "Feel-O-Rama" movie theater will soon be showing Deep Throat after a short intermission...
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:18pm trsh:

Hey Irwin, it's the other way around than what's on your playlist.

Caribou plays the song Bees.

Bees circle the heads of caribou, I imagine.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:19pm me:

I'm having difficulty accessing this.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:19pm me:

Is it wrong that I'm physically in love with Andy?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:21pm Irwin:

Corrected, trsh -- I read my own CD insert dyslexically. Thx.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:26pm me:

  Wed. 3/7/12 5:27pm Matt from Springfield:

Funny bonus to recent funny news: a US Congressman John Fleming apparently believed that a story from THE ONION on a $8 billion mixed-retail Abortionplex was true, and posted on his FB (now deleted).

But, I also found out this has been a viral classic for some time, and there are several hundred Yelp reviews of the Topeka Abortionplex, actually on Yelp! Take a look, some are hilarious:
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:27pm Alison Porchnik:

this is really nice.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:29pm trsh:

It'd be interesting if the Bees did a complementary song and called it Caribou.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:33pm kat330:

@trsh: You win my Grammar Puss award for the correct usage/spelling of "complementary."
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:36pm kat330:

[BWIM, I am rewarded to see it. :) ]
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:37pm trsh:

Ha. It's the minority of the two words, but I like complements more than compliments.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:38pm kat330:

Then you win my humility award as well. [BWIM, I am rewarded by your humbleness.]
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:39pm Mark T in VT:

I also have found that it is easy to fool republicans about shit easier than democrats. Wonder why that is? But not the kind of republican Irwin is.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Great Brazilian one--is this another remix of something older?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:41pm Matt from Springfield:

@Mark: It's the complete lack-of-critical thinking part that makes so many stupid and/or dangerous.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:41pm kat330:

When Ken made his speech about "holding to a higher standard," I can see the results since the marathon. I'm not a long-time listener here, Irwin, but today's program has held to an especially high standard. Thanks.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:42pm me:

  Wed. 3/7/12 5:48pm Alison Porchnik:

Nice background music -
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:48pm Minnesota Jeff:

When did ken give this speech?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:49pm rrg:

An old 78. Irwin does things like that,
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:49pm Matt from Springfield:

I remember that--love Mr. Bennett's guitaring.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:50pm other david:

First time I laid eyes on the Polyphonic Spree was early one Sunday morning at a music festival, I assumed they were a religious cult and thus I walked off.

That must be 10 years ago now, and WFMU has sufficiently warped me so that if I think there's a weird act on, I'll now be front row & centre.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:52pm Matt from Springfield:

I also remember this piano bed music from an Irwin premium -- there's room for mistyping this, but this website says it is: "Zjozjoli" by Alberto & M. Gatman. Irwin's liner notes said it was an old 78 he's not sure where it came from. Does have a bouncy little beat, kind of understated. Good bed music!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:52pm Irwin:

@rrg: That 78 is "Zjozjoli" by Alberto & M. Gatman
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:53pm me:

how about playing that song that goes 'SPACE SHIP' / 'SPACE SHIP' / 'LEAVING THE SOLAR SYSTEM' / etc.?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Thank you Irwin--the premium was NJX@NY$! Vol. 1, it's from 2003 but there may still be copies in the Prize Warehouse, if you pledged enough.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:54pm rrg:

Yes. I didn't have the title handy. I can't spell Zjozjoli. Or I couldn't.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:55pm Alison Porchnik:

Thanks for the Zjozjolies, Irwin and Matt.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:55pm rrg:

And yes, Matt, there are indeed copies still in the Prize Warehouse (that's how I got mine last year).
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:55pm kat330:

@MNJeff: Well, I don't THINK I dreamed it up. Wasn't it during the Sunday show at some point?
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Also on Irwin's more recent premium: "Batcholo Mang" by Dr. Dobrovolski (2001). His ending theme, we should be hearing it soon!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:57pm kat330:

I love the harmonies on this.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:57pm glenn:

for the welsh voice lovers. -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXqCnxoMvE0
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:57pm rrg:

So soon? Nuts.
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:57pm Laura L:

Hi Irwin, very nice show! Thx!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:58pm other david:

thanks for another great show Irwin, I look forward to it every week
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:58pm me:

more shows plz Irwin
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

And there it is! Dr. Dobrovolski, giving us a nice sendoff from Dr. Chusid!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:59pm trsh:

ears go "ahh". mind says "yep, same-same."
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Awesome show Irwin!
Have a good night everyone!
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:59pm trsh:

ears go "ahh". mind says "yep, same-same."
  Wed. 3/7/12 5:59pm Listening Out There:

Thx again!
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