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Playlist for 03 April 2013 Options | Station Manager Ken's Ask Me Anything / State of the Station Fill-In

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  Wed. 4/3/13 6:03pm V:

what is the name of this song?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:03pm Caryn:

So, Ken, Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island. Discuss.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:03pm Danne D:

Hi Ken.
Q1 How are you doing?

Q2 Has the insurance check situation gotten remotely better since last I heard about it (which I believe was when you got the first insurance-related check for like a whopping $1400 or something)
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:04pm G:

Holy cow, he's gonna do his rarely witnessed Doctor Ruth parody!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:04pm G:

1400? you could maybe pay a monthly premium with that.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:04pm hamburger:

ahoy / that 7SD busking episode ever make it to air?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:04pm G:

as in whoopee
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:04pm the glowing one:

Hi, Ken.

I always wanted to know: Why do you need so much tee pee? Who's the big shitter at the station? Irwin mentioned there's even a roll in the studios... really?!?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:05pm Dan B From Upstate:

"Fur Immer" by Neu!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:05pm G:

It's the new stalling track.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:05pm Mike East:

Q: Do you think I'm cool?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:05pm steve:

V i think its Hallogallo by Neu!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:05pm Caryn:

@glowing one: I think after that pubic hair was found in one of the studios, a roll was brought in as an emergency measure.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:06pm Nick the Bard:

back on phone tonight, so watch it.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:06pm steve:

oops, Dan B is right
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:06pm Danne D:

Also, who won fantasy bingo?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:06pm G:

He should do the show dead. That's basically the same as a nursing home gig.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:07pm steve:

dam, that really stinks about the bad recording... sounds like a good time was had by all
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:07pm G:

Nick "No Pasaran" the Bard
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:07pm Danne D:

A440 would be a fine replacement for that spot for the rest of the schedule IMO
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:07pm steve:

give Lamin another hour already!
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:08pm Torbjørn:

Rupture was fantastic, but Lamin is almost in the same league. Can't Lamin simply get two hours ?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:08pm G:

Isn't Bethany out of town these days? she just comes back for the occasional fill-in...
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:08pm BadGuyZero:

HopsScotch is also two blocks from Tahoe.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:08pm Fredericks:

Ken, should I send in an audition tape?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:09pm hamburger:

What was the punchline to the Evan lightbulb joke / pledged but never got it.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:09pm Caryn:

Ken, are you gonna let us know when that radio channel won during the Marathon will be on the air?
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:09pm Michael:

You and Andy should go back there and do it again.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:10pm Caryn:

Ooh, I'm with hamburger! I also pledged and got no punchline.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:10pm Parq:

As long as you've brought it up, why *are* nickles bigger than dimes?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:10pm steve:

Q: whats the first archived episode with a boiler story?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:11pm Fredericks:

What's this growth on my back?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:11pm cklequ:

Weren't there two of those channels, Caryn?
I'm curious too.

And i also never got Evan's punchline.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:12pm steve:

haha. is this a pimple or a boil?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:13pm Fredericks:

If the is a God where does s/he live?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:13pm Caryn:

So, Ken, what's your least favourite episode of "Monk"?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:14pm G:

Because they used to be made of valuable metal. Now they are base metal and just value counters, really.

Dimes had silver in them till well into the 20th century. Nickels were always just nickel. When the coins were designed and first sized back in the late 18th and 19th century, they sized them to be roughly the value of the constituent metal on the open market.

Coins and bills today are just fiat money; it says right on the bills that you are *required* to use them.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:14pm Fredericks:

If there is...?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:14pm Listener David in Budd Lake:

Ken, about a year or more ago, you had a Celebrity/Musician death pool guessing game. Everyone had to send in $1. What was the outcome of that?
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:15pm dale:

ken - do you have the next great flood contingency plans? bilge pumps? sandbags? floating turntables? serious question actually
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:15pm Caryn:

Ken, done much work on that porn tape commentary yet?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:15pm Fredericks:

Who's your favorite child?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:16pm -max-:

My spouse won the Musician Death Pool with Dan Van Vliet (unfortunately).
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:16pm Ike:

To echo Torbjørn, are you angling for a cool new one-hour show to appear and fill that hour, or what? I'd love to hear more Lamin too. Sure, you said want Lamin in a three-hour slot... at SOME point in the future... but this is now, and two hours is better than one.

Good show. I always dig States of the Station.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:16pm G:

re Dave in Budd Lake: Listeners Never Forget. Even if a premise was just meant to kind of fill close to 60 minutes...
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:17pm -max-:

s/b DON Van Vliet (damn it!)...
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:17pm Fredericks:

Man, that was a sad victory, Max.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:17pm Nick the Bard:

What kind of pie goes best when you're trying to hammer a nail into styrofoam gazelles?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:18pm cklequ:

Pol Pot Pie
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:18pm Caryn:

A musical Pyrrhic victory, indeed.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:18pm Fredericks:

That's easy, Nick. I don't know!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:18pm G:

Ask Ken, Nick. He's in the next room :p
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:19pm Caryn:

@Nick: I'd say either steak & kidney or gooseberry.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:20pm Nick the Bard:

Hey, I'm going through the real channels just like you have to, so I can get past the call screener because I'm at least coming up with original questions ;P
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:20pm Torbjørn:

The app is buggy on Android ? .. I haven't got an android phone yet, or else I would use it all day long. Why open open source the app, put it on github, and see if the community won't fix the bugs ? I could certainly put in a patch or two ..
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:20pm JeffW:

The android app works great on my LG phone!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:21pm sFrances from VA:

Question for any listener who might be able to help:
I just got my first iPhone, on Verizon, and I can stream WFMU from the app during my first hour at work (730am-830am) but after that, buffering becomes problematic.

Ken just mentioned TuneIn Radio app for the 'droid users~~and I'll try it tomorrow--but does anyone else have workarounds? Thank you!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:22pm G:

The secret's out! Ken learned comedy from Tony Shaloub!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:24pm Caryn:

My fave Tony Shaloub comedy moment is a tie between everything he does in "Galaxy Quest" and that "Up With People" parody.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:25pm earrie:

@sFrances

re: android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wfmu.android.radio
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:26pm BadGuyZero:

The Android app freezes after a couple minutes of streaming. I listen via TuneIn when I'm on the go. Or in my kitchen like I am now. TuneIn on my Kindle Fire.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:26pm foo:

Ken, have you considered OPEN SOURCING the WFMU apps?
The bugs would be gone in no time.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:26pm Joe Ray:

Is there an issue with Lamin filling the extra hour? I really like his show.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:27pm Chris in TX via RI:

x2 on the Android app problems. Mostly in downloading archived shows. I use TuneIn to stream live but when downloading episodes, it will randomly restart the download or if you leave the app it will stop it and start over from the beginning, or just redownload.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:27pm steve:

putting the mobile apps on Github is a great idea...
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:27pm ?:

Are you going to feature live jazz performances at the station
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:27pm Baz:

Question: is the WFMU iPhone app being actively developed? When can we expect a new release?
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:27pm earrie:

Never froze for me. Had some connectivity issues with my old ISP, however.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:28pm dale:

can we get porn for the blind for that extra hour?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:28pm Caryn:

I'd second the request for a flash server for the alternate streams. Right now, can't listen to any of them live. You can't get more listeners for the streams if the can't listen to them due to technical issues, Ken!
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:29pm sFrances from VA:

Sorry, I just mentioned that TuneIn was suggested for the Android, but I have an iPhone thru Verizon...but I'll def try Tune In tomorrow! I already use it at home.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:29pm G:

He figures Flash is becoming a legacy software at this point, and they'll do something for the next big thing.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:30pm Torbjørn:

@dale; seconded, comma-zero, comma-zero, comma-zero
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:31pm Dr. Goot:

Lovin' the Ken Kwiz!
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:31pm Danne D:

Archives for the stream shows are avaialbe in flash, no?
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:31pm hamburger:

oh wow that tune in app is a huge bonus / wfmu app does not always stream properly on the android
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:31pm steve:

i like the classic 'detention' episodes so much more than the ucb ones... the charm of the show is in Ken and Andy's interaction with each other.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:31pm Index:

This mighta been answered already but - How'd the marathon go!!? and when can we expect our swag? :)
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:32pm Caryn:

@Danne D: yep, and thus, I can listen to the archived shows. But live listening is a no-no.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:34pm Chris in TX via RI:

Give the Drummer and Ichiban are also on TuneIn. I think Do or DIY too.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:37pm cklequ:

No questions about the documentary yet.....
I'm dying to know what's going on with that.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:37pm Parq:

I'm sorry; I just got a mental echo of Narduar trying to get Mikhail Gorbachev to respond with a "Doot doot" to his "Doot doodle-oot doot." I have to lie down now.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:37pm steve:

get away from iOS and Android in favor of web app... great idea! mobile dev is a nightmare
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:38pm earrie:

yay.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:39pm Dan B From Upstate:

I have a difficult question... I guess. What happens to the station if Scharpling decides to call it quits? He DOES raise a lot of money, and as much as I'd like to dream, I can't see all of it being distributed to other shows on the station.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:41pm -max-:

Record fair could be moving to Bklyn? Saddest news heard so far...
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:41pm thedunkel:

congrats on the marathon! would you consider doing the record fair in jersey city or hoboken?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:43pm Danne D:

Groundhog Day is my favorite movie.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:45pm Dan B From Upstate:

Might as well ask the reddit ama standard: Ken, would you rather fight one horse-sized duck, or 100 duck-sized horses?
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:46pm steve:

max, what's sad about that? everything that isn't an investment banker or chain store is leaving lower manhattan... and a huge chunk of those people have moved to brooklyn
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:48pm Jeff:

Just in case you don't believe it happened: a photo from the tragically lost Seven Second Delay show performed this past Monday:

www.flickr.com...
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:48pm Dr. Goot:

W220EG!
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:49pm Danne D:

Saw it in the theater and remembered 2 things:
1) The guy from I dorm I went with moaned the first time he heard "I Got You Babe" - this made me enjoy that bit immensely throughout the movie.

2) Someone walked in before the movie and when she saw friends she was surprised to see she stopped and exclaimed "Oh My God" - which as a goof I simultaneously said in perfect synchronicity with her. Completely undetected.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:49pm Fuzzy:

The Mighty 220!
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:50pm Danne D:

@Jeff that picture is wonderful.

It's nice that they let that old man sit right up front facing the rest of the people...oh wait that's just Andy.
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:52pm Baz:

OFF THE HOOK on WFMU would be dreamy...
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:52pm Caryn:

@Jeff: aw, now I want to hear the show even more! Dammit! Damn those audio gremlins!
  Wed. 4/3/13 6:53pm Michael:

I still think that the long-running WBAI science fiction show, @Hour of the Wolf@, will end up on FMU eventually.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:55pm BadGuyZero:

Yes...$127,000. The show ran late because there were so many people to thank.
Avatar Wed. 4/3/13 6:55pm Dr. Goot:

This is scintillating discourse.
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 6:56pm Danne D:

WFMU is amazingly resilient
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 7:00pm Danne D:

Thanks Ken :)
Avatar    Wed. 4/3/13 7:01pm BadGuyZero:

Thank you for the update, Ken.
Avatar    Thu. 4/4/13 3:01pm Ike:

Um, Ken, there IS a (Beta) Give the Drummer FLASH stream and it works well, too!
www.wfmu.org...

You might want to link it somewhere prominently. A lot of listeners, like that caller, don't know it exists but would use it if they knew.
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