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Options November 21, 2012: As a God-like creature, I command ye, but I am above my own commandments. In other word, do as I say ...

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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 ( | )
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  That Happy Feeling   Options Instrumental Favorites: Bert Kaempfert  0:03:31 ( | )
Tame Impala  Music to Walk Home By   Options Lonerism  0:06:25 ( | )
The Go! Team  Doing It Right   Options Proof of Youth  0:11:13 ( | )
Cults Percussion Ensemble  Percussion Suite (Third Movement)   Options Cults Percussion Ensemble  0:14:44 ( | )
 
Clinic  Miss You   Options Free Reign  0:22:05 ( | )
Fat Mattress  I Don't Mind   Options Fat Mattress  0:27:22 ( | )
Keyboard Rebel  My Lordship   Options My Lordship  0:31:10 ( | )
Cal Tjader  Yesterdays   Options Tjader Plays Mambo  0:34:27 ( | )
Mulatu Astatke  Yokermo Sew - A Man of Experience and Wisdom   Options Late Night Tales, Vol. 2  0:37:55 ( | )
Cigarbox Planetarium  Who's Who in Hibernation   Options Society of Rubber Cement  0:42:05 ( | )
 
Andrew Bird  Spirograph   Options Hands of Glory  0:50:07 ( | )
Horace Silver Trio  Ecaroh   Options Horace Silver Trio  0:53:55 ( | )
My Bubba & Mi  Nothing Much   Options Wild & You  0:57:08 ( | )
Fotheringay  The Way I Feel   Options Fotheringay  1:00:03 ( | )
Etta Baker  Spanish Fandango   Options One-Dime Blues  1:04:56 ( | )
Harry Nilsson  Cuddly Toy (demo)   Options Demos, TV, and Live  1:06:49 ( | )
Caleb  From Scratch   Options Travel  1:09:57 ( | )
 
Gregory Page  Le Carrousel Magique   Options Love Made Me Drunk  1:19:26 ( | )
Aztec Camera  Oblivious   Options High Land, Hard Rain  1:21:40 ( | )
The Raveonettes  Dead Sound   Options Lust Lust Lust  1:24:58 ( | )
Juliana Hatfield  The Easy Way Out   Options Beautiful Creature  1:28:08 ( | )
The Cave Singers  Black Leaf   Options No Witch  1:31:35 ( | )
David Friedman  Hand Dance   Options Air Sculpture  1:34:39 ( | )
Rob Ickes  Watermelon Man   Options Slide City  1:40:40 ( | )
DE.L  My Favourite Question Mark   Options Songs We Wrote  1:44:58 ( | )
 
Sylvie Simmons  Famous Blue Raincoat   Options Live on WFMU November 14, 2012  1:54:44 ( | )
Lindisfarne  Winter Song   Options Nicely Out of Tune  1:59:48 ( | )
Cults Percussion Ensemble  Autun Carillon   Options Cults Percussion Ensemble  2:04:54 ( | )
Sonny Rollins  Raincheck   Options Worktime  2:08:18 ( | )
DE.L  My Favourite Question Mark   Options Songs We Wrote  2:14:33 ( | )
Tom Jones & Charles Blackwell  (It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall in Love Again   Options Gold (1965-1975)  2:18:49 ( | )
Toro y Moi  Still Sound   Options Underneath the Pine  2:22:58 ( | )
 
Pat Metheny  Don't Know Why   Options One Quiet Night  2:32:37 ( | )
The Collectors  Howard Christman's Older   Options The Collectors  2:35:26 ( | )
Rosebuds  Break My Body   Options Dig for Fire: A Tribute to the Pixies  2:40:21 ( | )
Lane & Luis  Suck It For the U.S.A.   Options Suck It For the U.S.A.  2:42:53 ( | )
Fleetwood Mac  Oh Well   Options Then Play On  2:45:08 ( | )

Listener comments!

  Wed. 11/21/12 3:04pm Denise in DC:

First?
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:04pm rrg:

All right, then. The long weekend starts NOW.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:05pm Carmichael:

Jeez, I'm here on the ground floor of Irwin's show for once. Lee Morgan is a cat who knows how to swing!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:05pm rrg:

For me, anyway.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Yes I Cran, No You Cran't
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:06pm Denise in DC:

Just sent a few extra $$ on the cusp between Duane and Irwin, out of thanks for WFMU.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:06pm Caryn:

It's as if your show title is explaining the name of the Lee Morgan track...
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:07pm rrg:

So who gets credit? Duane or Irwin?
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:07pm Parq:

Exactly.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:08pm Matt from Springfield:

DUANE! Of course! :P
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:08pm rrg:

Ooh, I like this.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:09pm Irwin:

Like it? You demanded it!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:09pm Denise in DC:

rrg: Good question. Duane's playlist stopped taking comments before my pledge showed up on his bar chart.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:09pm Listening Out There:

I did calisthenics to this in sixth grade.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:10pm Listening Out There:

Made me what I am today.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:10pm rrg:

I have sometimes thought about getting a chorus of children to peform this in an acapella style. If I had the skill to do it, I mean.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:11pm Matt from Springfield:

@rrg: Guests will be taken into your atrium on monorail, with the children's chorus singing these strains as they arrive.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah! Tame Impala! It's been a while since I heard them.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:11pm other david:

Ahoy hoy.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:12pm rrg:

Sixth grade? You're even older than I am. Assuming that it wasn't already a blast-from-the-past when you were exercising to it.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:12pm rrg:

New TI album, I think.

I try to keep up. Sometimes.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:13pm Dselyixa:

Ooooow! Tamim peala!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahoy, OD, welcome aboard!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:14pm other david:

*salutes*
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:14pm rrg:

"Hoy" means "today" in Spanish. I think.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:16pm rrg:

I'll accept this as proof of youth.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:17pm Caryn:

@od: have you been taken over by the spirit of Alexander Graham Bell? It's either that or Mr. Burns.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:18pm other david:

@Caryn: Mr. Burns! Well spotted :)
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:19pm Matt from Springfield:

It's Go! "team"!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:21pm rrg:

I'm listening in headphones today. Hey, this show is in stereo!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:21pm Matt from Springfield:

@OD: Mr. Burns still holds animosity towards Thomas Edison for throwing "Hello" into the mix.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:21pm Caryn:

@od: yep, the character got it from Bell, who answered the phone "ahoy hoy". Edison was the one who came up with "hello" as the thing to say when on the phone. One of the rare things the thieving bastard actually invented.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:23pm rrg:

A short walking distance from me is a town that bears Mr. Edison's name.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:23pm rrg:

What's this talkover music that we're listening to?
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:24pm other david:

@Matt & Caryn: haha! Good lord, how did I did not know this?

WFMU, a musical and historical education :)
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:25pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: And the stock ticker--that apparently was the first electronic "broadcast" of data and gave him a lot of investment capital.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:26pm rrg:

Gosh, thanks.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:26pm Denise in DC:

Speaking of edjimicashun: a few weeks/months back, somebody in here mentioned a place that will digitize one's vinyl. Can anyone remind me of what place that is?
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:27pm rrg:

Reclaim Media. http://reclaimmedia.com
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:27pm Irwin:

RRG: Peng Cafe Orch "Milk" (extended)
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:28pm Caryn:

@Matt: well, he was the first one to use alphanumeric characters, but morse code stock tickers had been invented over a decade previously.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:28pm rrg:

I've used them (reclaimmedia). They do good work.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:30pm Caryn:

@Matt actually, that was wrong. The printing system had been invented 13 years earlier, but the morse code ticker was just 6 years earlier.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:30pm Denise in DC:

That's who I was thinking of, rrg -- thanks!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:32pm Matt from Springfield:

An improvement and re-integration of various existing technologies.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:32pm other david:

I actually had my first morse code contact last friday, with a station in Italy via the wonders of shortwave propagation. Nerd points +1000, methinks.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:32pm rrg:

I do have a non-extended version of "Milk" by the PCO.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:34pm Irwin:

Bass screw-up by the late Noel Redding. Otherwise an exemplary part.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:34pm rrg:

Do we still use (original) Morse code? Or do we use so-called "International" code?

This is some distinction I recall from my childhood. Though I never really used either of them.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:34pm still b/p:

dot > tweet
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@OD: Congrats! Your 1000 nerd points are redeemable for the Gold Filling of Communication medal, with which you can pick up ever more signals.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:37pm other david:

International/continental morse code is the one that's used now, the clicky american/railroad code is now pretty much only used for re-enactments.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:37pm Carmichael:

I got to feed my face. See y'all in a while.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:39pm other david:

@Matt: woot!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:39pm Caryn:

@Matt: yep. I always consider Edison more a Bill Gates than a Da Vinci: not so much an inventor, but just really good at taking stuff that's already been invented and putting it together in a way that is practical and can be sold easily to the public.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:40pm rrg:

Just as long as you're not dissing Bill Gates.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:40pm rrg:

Or Edison!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:42pm Caryn:

@rrg: I do not diss Gates. I think I do prefer him to Edison.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:44pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Now the *big* question: Edison, or S. Jobs? :)

It doesn't matter much to me, as I was always more of a "Woz" fan myself :)
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:50pm rrg:

I'm as hep as they come.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:51pm rrg:

I've heard that Papa loves mambo.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:51pm Intruder:

*groan*
What's a fella have to do to intrude into a building? What's taking so long? Buzz me in!
Am I going to have to break a window and sneak in? So 20th Century!
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:52pm Caryn:

@Matt: "Woz" fan here too, but I do prefer Jobs to Edison, even if I do think Apple is highly over-rated, especially these days.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:52pm Ricardotron Montalbanics:

That Mulatu Astatke song is the coolest song ever. Maybe it helps that it was in that Jarmusch movie with Bill Murray (which name escapes me).
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:54pm Caryn:

@Ricardotron: "Broken Flowers"
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:58pm -... .- -.. .-. --- -. .- .-.. -..:

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  Wed. 11/21/12 3:59pm Michael:

Thanks for pointing out how Noel Redding botched that transition. But did you also notice how he made up for it the next time around at that same transition? He starts to rip there, definitely more than before.
  Wed. 11/21/12 3:59pm rrg:

I guess it wasn't "Ghostbusters".
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:00pm Mike East:

Ghostbusters woulda been a totally different movie if Jarmusch directed.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:01pm Ricardotron Montalbanics:

@ Caryn: Yes. That's it. I saw it in the theater but can't remember anything about it but that music. And I think Sharon Stone. I don't remember. Cats and dogs living together.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:01pm other david:

@badronald: hello to you too! welcome aboard!

dah-da-di-di-di di-di-dih-da-dah
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:03pm rrg:

Sharon Stone. Now there's a name you don't hear every day.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:03pm Irwin:

@Michael: Yep, he goes into overdrive, hoping you'll forget the earlier clam.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:03pm rrg:

All this arithmetic tires me.
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  Wed. 11/21/12 4:05pm rrg:

Holy cow. I love this too.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Bad Ronald :)
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:05pm other david:

<3
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:06pm dale:

did gordon lightfoot write this or is it a traditional song?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:06pm rrg:

The harmony in this is just haunting. It sticks in my brain.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:06pm -... .- -.. .-. --- -. .- .-.. -..:

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  Wed. 11/21/12 4:06pm rrg:

Lightfoot wrote it.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 4:07pm Irwin:

I wrote it. Lightfoot stole it. Now I have to kill him.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:08pm rrg:

This version is so different from Lightfoot's. It seems so much sadder. And it's a pretty sad song to begin with.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Fotheringay preserved a lot of Lightfoot's style and cadence, while contributing their own instrumentation to it.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 4:10pm Irwin:

The one thing missing from Fotheringay's version was a drum solo. I give it a 93.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:10pm rrg:

And their British voices.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Nilsson demo!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:12pm rrg:

Fab. I will say fab.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:12pm Denise in DC:

Holy crap. I recognized this song from the first "La la la la."
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:13pm Caryn:

So, that's how you do a morse emoticon, badronald!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:13pm Denise in DC:

It's a pretty damn nasty song, too.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:14pm rrg:

You're not the only cuddly toy either, Denise.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:15pm rrg:

Playlist malfunction!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:15pm -... .- -.. .-. --- -. .- .-.. -..:

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  Wed. 11/21/12 4:15pm rrg:

Because our DJ is not speaking over this.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:16pm Caryn:

@rrg: maybe Irwin is communicating telepathically over this?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:17pm Caryn:

Or using very quiet morse code?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:17pm rrg:

Morse-challenged listeners can try using

http://www.onlineconversion.com/morse_code.htm#morse2english

to try to work out all this secret code.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Here comes your 19th Caleb album!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:18pm Michael:

Hey now old pal Irwin and fellow felloes. Giving thanks for another year of Irwin and 'FMU as I slave in the kitchen a while. Hope everyone's T-Day is warm and somewhat fuzzy.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:19pm rrg:

Pulse is 72. Temp 37 C.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Well, Thanksgiving's a kinda goofy holiday. We're getting closer to that.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:20pm rrg:

Seems fine.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:20pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Michael, thanks for the good wishes!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:21pm still b/p:

I'm guessing the Monkees version of Cuddly Toy won't be included if I go tonight to see a local event -- bands doing their sporting throwdown of covers, Beach Boys v. Monkees
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:25pm rrg:

Beach Boys vs. Monkees, that's a tough choice. Please don't make me choose.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:28pm Alison Porchnik:

I had to interrupt my pie-making to say "Aztec Camera!" I used to love this song. Still do.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:29pm Michael:

BTW Irwin - I caught most of the Raymond Scott special Friday and thought it was well done. Hope you were able to listen.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:29pm rrg:

What kind of pie?
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 4:30pm Irwin:

@Michael: Yes, caught it all. Brian did an incredible job programming the music and editing the interviews. Wasn't Tom Rhea terrific?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:31pm rrg:

Ooh, the Raveonettes. Thanks. I don't think you've played them for a while.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:33pm Michael:

Irwin: He really was. It was so entertaining and informative. Even your bits =)
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:33pm still b/p:

Winner determined by crowd response to the execution (though hopefully not torture) by the local musicians. It was Kenny Loggins over Lionel Ritchie (friend of mine sang some of the Lionel vocals) last time I attended. All the songs were better than I expected, even impressive, and I think the fun trumps any disappointment for the runners-up.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:34pm Alison Porchnik:

RRG - Pumpkin. My special colonial-era recipe. Minus the dairy and the wheat flour. (Modern-day diet restrictions must be observed.)
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:36pm rrg:

The colonists used wheat and milk. I'm just sayin'.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:37pm rrg:

I'll have a pumpkin pie tomorrow too. And maybe for a few days thereafter.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:37pm rrg:

@still b/p: That's "Clash of the Titans" in Portland ME?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:38pm DG:

Never heard that version of the Nilsson song before....great. Also thanks for Oblivious---so whatever happened to Aztec Camera? They were supposed to be the next big thing.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:39pm rrg:

If not, what a coincidence, because they're doing the same thing tonight.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:41pm still b/p:

@rrg: That's the one.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Loving the percussion!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:42pm rrg:

"unlocking those long-buried melodies of childhood before you head back to the homestead".

Childhood?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:43pm Caryn:

Aztec Camera stopped in 1995. Not sure of all the reasons, but Roddy Frame at least decided to go solo. He's had a few bands since then.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:43pm Parq:

DG: They didn't get enough exposure. Hah! Get it? Camera - "exposure"? Oh, good times, folks, I tell ya.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:43pm rrg:

I like the name "Roddy".
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:43pm Alison Porchnik:

rrg - I know. I try to limit the recipe to native or conceivably available ingredients but aging bodies require special dispensations. Thus gluten-free pie crust and nut-based cream. Just as tasty without the resulting borborygmus.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:45pm rrg:

Had to look that up. Ew. Okay, sure.

So you can't enjoy ice cream either?
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:47pm rrg:

This "Watermelon Man" is pretty great.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:53pm Caryn:

How the hell did I manage to type "bands" when I meant "albums" in my Roddy Frame post? WTH?
I've heard "Live at Ronnie Scott's", but otherwise can't really comment on his post-AC career.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Marrrrrrrrrrrrrrrimba!
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:56pm still b/p:

@rrg: Well, my childhood, sure. For others, maybe yer folks was still playin' 'em from their childhood when you was childhoodin'. Even for the Ritchie v. Loggins edition, I noted the enthusiastic players had to have been wicked tiny or not born when the songs were current.
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:59pm rrg:

As long as Sylvie doesn't mind...
  Wed. 11/21/12 4:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Woohooo! Encore of Sylvie Simmons!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:00pm DG:

Parq: That joke made me shutter.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:02pm rrg:

@still b/p: Now that I think about it, I can claim "childhood" for myself for that era. It's not too much of a stretch.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:02pm Caryn:

Now, Irwin, according to your own ideas, is this Sylvie Simmons, the person, or Sylvie Simmons, the band of the same name? ;)
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:02pm Ike:

Oooh, I can play this game? It's not as bad a band name as Everybody Was In The French Resistance… NOW. Or Breathe Owl Breathe, or the Vomettes, or "...music video?"
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:02pm Matt from Springfield:

I wondered about why this captivating song was titled after the line about the "famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder" -- I found an interesting explanation that the raincoat is based on a "legendary" one Leonard himself had.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:03pm Irwin:

Pledge anyone? Twelve cents? A buck? More?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:03pm Matt from Springfield:

"In the liner notes to 1975's The Best of Leonard Cohen, which includes the song, he mentions that the famous blue raincoat to which he refers actually belonged to him, and not someone else:

'I had a good raincoat then, a Burberry I got in London in 1959. Elizabeth thought I looked like a spider in it. That was probably why she wouldn't go to Greece with me. It hung more heroically when I took out the lining, and achieved glory when the frayed sleeves were repaired with a little leather. Things were clear. I knew how to dress in those days. It was stolen from Marianne's loft in New York sometime during the early seventies. I wasn't wearing it very much toward the end.' "
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:04pm Irwin:

@Ike: Be a Familiar, Lost in the Trees, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Swearing at Motorists, How To Dress Well, At the Close of Every Day ...
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:05pm Irwin:

Throw Me the Statue, Dirty on Purpose, Follow the Elephants, The Hundred in the Hands, Keep Shelley in Athens ...
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:06pm Irwin:

We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Fresh & Onlys, Cosby You Black Entertainer, I Am Robot and Proud, You Me And Everyone We Know, Beginning of the End ...
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:06pm Ike:

I'll see your Lost in the Trees and raise you a Treefight For Sunlight.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:07pm Irwin:

Saturday Looks Good To Me, Explosions in the Sky, Her Space Holiday, The Rural Alberta Advantage ...
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:07pm rrg:

We WERE promised jetpacks, you know.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:08pm Stanley:

Some time ago I entered the bad band names thing Ken had going. Does anyone know what happened to that? Was there a winner?
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:08pm Irwin:

Throwing Paper Airplanes, The War on Drugs, You Say Party!, Dogs Die in Hot Cars ...
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice Lindisfarne.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:10pm Irwin:

We Are Scientists, Great Lakes Myth Society, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Follow That Bird!, The Trouble With Me, Yoko Ono ...
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:10pm Stanley:

... or did I just dream it?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:10pm rrg:

If there was a winner, I guess it wasn't you, Stanley.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:11pm Ike:

Between The Rain, Haunting The Disconnect, the Rocturnals, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, I Hate Our Freedom.

@Irwin, some of yours just aren't dredging the true foul depths of awfulness. I'll give you major points for Cosby You Black Entertainer though.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:11pm Stanley:

Shucks!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:12pm Caryn:

I quite like the name "Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly", but I am well aware I may be in the minority.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:13pm Stanley:

How about Ponty Mython or Wevie Stonder?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:13pm Ike:

Naked On The Vague. I rest my case.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:14pm Matt from Springfield:

A NC area band has a name you might put on the list, but I quite like: Sorry About Dresden.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:15pm Matt from Springfield:

@Stanley: I would TOTALLY see a band called Wevie Stonder!! But, they would have to be an energetic parody band. Otherwise, yeah, that's a disgusting ripoff.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:15pm Droll:

Tribute bands often are at the opposite end and come up with great names: Hell's Belles (All-girl AC/DC), We Got The Meat (all-guys Go Go's), Tragedy (heavy metal Bee Gees), etc.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:15pm Caryn:

But I still prefer bad band names to bad lyrics. My brother has done album cover art, and I can still remember the chorus to a song from his first job. (The band had a bad name too, but I can't recall it.) Mind you, it's difficult to forget a song where the chorus starts "Would you piss on me if I was on fire?"
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:15pm rrg:

Strawberry Alarm Clock! How about that, huh?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:17pm Caryn:

I still maintain 1910 Fruitgum Company is one of the worst band names ever.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:18pm Stanley:

@ Matt - I've actually seen Wevie Stonder. They a sort of crosss between The Mothers of Invention and The Bonzo Dogs
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:19pm Stanley:

How about Sarcastic Orgasm?
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:21pm Irwin:

A song so good, it's played twice!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:22pm rrg:

You really had me confused there for a minute.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:23pm rrg:

The playlist said otherwise at first. Maybe that'll be next...
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:24pm rrg:

Gloriosky, what an enormous record collection you must have.
Avatar    Wed. 11/21/12 5:24pm Irwin:

Formula for bad band names: take a sentence, brief statement, or dependent clause, then struggle to make it fit on the kick drum head.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:25pm Matt from Springfield:

YES! Go Tom Jones!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:26pm Caryn:

@Irwin: I maintain that The Teardrop Explodes is the exception that proves the rule, because I love that frigging band name.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:27pm Matt from Springfield:

@Stanley 5:18: That sounds workable. I'd give them a chance! :)
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:28pm Mike East:

re: bad band names, replace all "i's" with "y's", "c's" with "k's" and remove all unnecessary vowels,
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:28pm Matt from Springfield:

@Irwin: You mean like: "Enormous and complex undertaking that will require time"?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:28pm Matt from Springfield:

Toro y Moi! Also long time, no hear!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:30pm Droll:

Mike, Bad band names also have a meaningless random number at the end of the name (ie: Blink 182) It's like the umlauts of the 00's.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:32pm Matt from Springfield:

@Droll: Eureka! You got it - "The ÖÖ's"!! Awesomely bad band name on SO many levels!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:35pm Caryn:

Oh Irwin, we're so used to Ken playing the same song sometimes 4 times during one show, that one repeat isn't going to raise eyebrows.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:40pm ADM:

Oh god. I was about to puke.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:40pm Some girl:

Irwin, can you dedicate this to Brian from me... tanks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTjcjIsSX90
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:43pm rrg:

The most surprising thing I learned about Leonard Cohen from last week's show was that he studied Scientology and became a "clear". Holy fuck.

But I haven't read the book. I'm sure there are even more surprises in store there.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:47pm Caryn:

@Droll: to be fair, Blink-182 were originally just Blink, and only added the random numbers because they were sued by a band with the same name. Then again, after they broke up, two of them started a band called +44, so I suppose they got too attached to the random number element.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:49pm Caryn:

@rrg: that surprised me too. Then again, I still can't get over Beck being a Scientologist. Sheesh.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:50pm rrg:

Oh, oh, I love this too!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:52pm Stanley:

@ caryn +44 could be a reference to the international dailing code for the UK
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:53pm rrg:

Thanks for a very fine, uh, Thanksgiving show. Made my weekend. And it's just starting.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:54pm Caryn:

@Stanley: well, it is, but I still wouldn't give a band that name.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Old school FM, this is nice.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:56pm sfrances from VA:

Happy Feast Day of Thanks everyone!
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:56pm Stanley:

.... could be The Plus Fours?
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:58pm rrg:

I'll be eating well tomorrow. So you should you all.

À bientôt.
  Wed. 11/21/12 5:59pm Droll:

Blink-182 is an American band, so they would have been the +1's until Google sued them 43 times.
Caryn, I understand the need to make the name unique, but randomizing your old name isn't any better than using label's catalog numbers instead of names at all... I guess Yes has already done that.
  Wed. 11/21/12 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Great show, have a great Thanksgiving everyone!
A good holiday for gobblers, or as us sophisticated people prefer: gobbeliers.
  Wed. 11/21/12 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

And if you're outside the U.S., just consume a lot of poultry and booze! Have a good one!
  Wed. 11/21/12 6:03pm Caryn:

@Droll: true, but all I'm saying is that at least they didn't originally plan to have weird numbers in their band name. And I can appreciate even using dumb numbers to differentiate yourself, rather than ye olde "New" addition. No "New Blink", like a boatload of 60s bands would've solved things.
Aah, it's still a crap band name.
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