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Options April 24, 2013: celebrating the living, with beaucoup de new releases

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
tinker's moon  shang-a-lang   Options 7"  polydor  1974      0:00:00 ()
cute lepers  noisy song   Options adventure time  1-2-3-4 go  2011      0:02:50 ()
red jacket mine  someone else's cake   Options someone else's cake  fin    get it on bandcamp  *   0:06:48 ()
mmoss  another dream   Options only children  trouble in mind      *   0:09:04 ()
general johnson  don't walk away   Options 7"  arista  1976      0:11:57 ()
true sons of thunder  i can see but you don't know   Options 7"  goner    Equals cover  *   0:15:12 ()
teeze  on the run   Options s/t  smc  1985      0:17:43 ()
hard place  man from detroit   Options s/t  antenna farm  2004      0:21:16 ()
stereolab  the noise of carpet   Options oscillations from the anti-sun  too pure        0:23:56 ()
wax idols  stare back   Options discipline + desire  slumberland    See them live at Cake Shop in Manhattan on Friday May 3 and Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on Saturday May 4, and hear them and their tourmates TV Ghost live right here on May 8th!  *   0:37:46 ()
wavves  mystic   Options afraid of heights  warner brothers      *   0:40:59 ()
styrenes  i saw you   Options essential styrenes double 7"  mustard      *   0:43:31 ()
the go  last to know   Options fiesta  burger      *   0:45:49 ()
sparks  forever young   Options introducing sparks  lil beethoven  2008  CD reissue, orig 1978. Sparks playing live in NYC tomorrow night! (Sold out, though.)    0:51:06 ()
sparks  barbecutie   Options profile: the ultimate sparks collection  rhino    TWO-FER WEDNESDAY ON WFMU!
this track also included as a bonus track on the cd reissue of Propaganda.
  0:54:42 ()
chris stamey  the room above the bookstore   Options lovesick blues  yep roc      *   1:06:26 ()
david bowie  valentine's day   Options the next day  iso/columbia      *   1:11:39 ()
jacco gardner  puppets dangling   Options cabinet of curiosities  trouble in mind      *   1:14:34 ()
kurt vile  girl called alex   Options wakin on a pretty daze  matador        1:18:32 ()
pete galub  all i am   Options candy tears  dove & pigeon    Pete Galub CD release show this Saturday at Littlefield, 622 Degraw St in Brooklyn! 7pm doors/7:30pm show!  *   1:24:26 ()
the fallen leaves  i can make your hair grow   Options if only we'd known  parliament      *   1:34:11 ()
market squares  inside my mind   Options 7"  13 o'clock  2012  Paul Messis' band    1:37:32 ()
the mcelroy brothers  she's so fine/the great big dream   Options can't you see me smilin'  sing sing  2012  vinyl reissue, orig 1975    1:39:50 ()
paul bertolino  when the buildings hit the sky   Options when the buildings hit the sky  self-released      *   1:43:29 ()
deniz tek  fate, not amenable to change   Options detroit  career      *   1:46:08 ()
goodman  night person   Options what we want  self-released  2012  Get this Goodman album on Bandcamp    1:55:11 ()
hot nun  who do you think you are   Options s/t  self-released      *   1:58:37 ()
wimps  slept in late   Options repeat  end of time    playing live on my show in, uh, August! Don't forget!  *   2:01:33 ()
basczax  karleearn photography   Options va-earcom 2  fast  1980  hat tip to Thurs am DJ Faye!    2:03:44 ()
gnod  tron   Options chaudelande  rocket recordings      *   2:19:37 ()
lovesores  82nd ave breakdown   Options bubblegum riot 10" ep  no front teeth / rapid pulse      *   2:29:39 ()
white fence  new edinburgh   Options cyclops recap  castle face      *   2:32:53 ()
g.u.  beyond   Options va-only 4 u: the sound of cajmere & cajual records 1992-2012  strut  2012  2CD collection    2:37:16 ()
game theory  throwing the election   Options two steps from the middle ages  enigma  1988  Please consider donating to the Scott Miller Family Memorial Fund if you're able.    2:54:23 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ha - !
...Doin' housework today & it's warm
- so I'm wearin' my black Carhartt overalls
...& I was thinkin' I looked kinda 'BayCityRollers'...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:05pm kevin g:

Off to a brilliant start!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:05pm Stevel:

Good evening. Nice night to pack up a vinyl mailing.

I've really grown to love this Cute Lepers album. You're reminding me to put it back into the car. (They will officially follow the Sex Pistols.)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:10pm Stevel:

Ooooo, wicked stereo on Mmoss. Lucky I started with headphones tonight.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:13pm steve:

aww yeah
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:16pm efd:

Hey everyone, thanks for tuning in tonight! I'm looking forward to doing a "regular" show tonight after a couple of weeks of planned and unplanned specials...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:16pm Stevel:

General Johnson::Meet Sergent Schwantz.

Actually, they are better than a lot of that musical corner.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:16pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Memorial fund for Scott Miller's family if yer so inclined.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:17pm Loretta:

hi efd ~
  Wed. 4/24/13 9:19pm john:

Hey Evan! Funny, for some reason I always thought that General Johnson was a CHairmen of the Board record. Just goes to show.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:19pm efd:

Hi Loretta! Barkevious, thanks for posting that link - nice to see the donations rolling in over the past few days.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:20pm Stevel:

This show is already veering violently from horizon to horizon.

Please continue.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:21pm joe:

'ello folks
@Stevel are you familier with The Briefs some of the guys from Cute Lepers
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:24pm Stevel:

joe: I am now. Thanks. But, do they have backup singers?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:26pm joe:

No and they do tend to lean towards a more humorus side. Good stuff though
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:26pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@EFD Pretty inspiring. Not a Lotta folks I know were loudfans.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:28pm fleep:

Great first set, EFD.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:29pm Mike East:

Hello friends. A bit late but I made it. Kids sleeping...hopefully they stay that way
  Wed. 4/24/13 9:30pm Ralphine:

I played that Stereolab song for a friend of mine when it first came out and asked him to identify the group, and he guessed Inspiral Carpets, which I thought was weird given that he had never heard the song or heard of Stereolab before.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:31pm Stevel:

joe: Humorous is good.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:40pm kevin g:

very much looking forward to seeing this band when they come to New York. was absolutely crazy about their first album.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:41pm joe:

wow love the wax idols track
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:42pm Barkevious Shabazz:

While Peter Murphy does time for dui and meth possession, this Wax Idols will do fine. Nice mugshot.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:48pm Stevel:

This Wax idols video is flawed but pretty f-ing amazing. Same song. Fierce. Spacy. Melodic.

Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:48pm fearson:

you can't change a man!
  Wed. 4/24/13 9:54pm jim:

enjoying the Sparks tune
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:54pm Droll:

EFD, Thanks for working Sparks into tonight's set, I'll consider this a response to the comments board this morning!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:54pm steve:

...and hours later here it is! still bummed i missed out on Sparks tix.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:55pm steve:

i honestly thought they wouldnt sell out in 20 mins!
  Wed. 4/24/13 9:55pm Sparky:

Hot Dog I wish I had a ticket for tomorrow night....ratz.
  Wed. 4/24/13 9:56pm Sparky:

Oh man this is painful...Evan have mercy...ha ha.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 9:57pm Stevel:

How big of a venue are they playing?
  Wed. 4/24/13 10:00pm Chop Scott:

Sparks are at the Highline Ballroom! See you there...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:00pm steve:

Stevel i think its around 6-800 capacity
  Wed. 4/24/13 10:03pm Mike Napoli:

Dude, Highline. Get with the program!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:06pm G:

Air horn warning. Duck and cover :p
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:06pm joe:

Yeah I didn't know they were playing Philly tonight too and there were still tickets left
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:07pm steve:

are you gonna play the airhorn in lieu of clapping??
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:07pm efd:

I'd probably get thrown out.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:08pm G:

Probably :p
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:08pm efd:

And thank you Chop Scott and Mr. Napoli for setting me straight on the venue! I don't know why I'm having such a hard time with that.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:11pm Holly in NC:

fwiw, native folks from Connecticut really, really do not like being called tri-staters. We're New Englanders, damnit.

Great Chris Stamey song.

#Barkevious, thanks for Miller family fund link.
Interesting interview w Hether of Wax Idols here: www.emusic.com...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:13pm efd:

whoops! Sorry, New Englanders.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:14pm joe:

@ Holly fine be like that we'll let PA be part of our group then ;)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:15pm joe:

For those that have not seen B.A.L.L will be doing a reunion show at Electric Ballroom or maybe this only excites me. :)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:16pm Holly in NC:

Also huge props to Jozef Becker for setting up Miller fund - Have I ever mentioned how much I love Thin White Rope?
And how they (including Jozef) played 1 of best shows I've ever seen to just 5 people?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:17pm Holly in NC:

@joe no, that IS exciting!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

MadMagazine Stating the Obvious Dept. :
...My Goodness, this Jacco Gardner is well-realized PsychPop...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:20pm Holly in NC:

EFD, were you able to get a copy of the Trouble in Mind 4way RSD 7"?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:24pm efd:

Not personally, but it is en route thanks to a well-placed listener. A couple of well-placed listeners, actually!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:24pm efd:

(Joe Belock is getting the other one.)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:27pm Holly in NC:

Looking forward to hearing it :-)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@EFD and the elusive Academy Fight Song 7" remains ever elusive, wonderful cheesy keyboard sound and all?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:30pm Aharon:

Hello, fellow comment-board creepies! Pete Galub's playing this Saturday night at Littlefield in Brooklyn. He puts on a good show.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:35pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I can make your hair grow where?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:37pm amEdeo:

Evan, do you know where the whole "Two for tuesday" thing originated?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:38pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Radio hell.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:38pm efd:

I always associate it with WNEW-FM from way back when, but I don't know if they were the first to do it.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:40pm amEdeo:

@Shabazz: Haw.
@efd: Hmm. Thanks! I feel strangely compelled to get to the bottom of this...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:41pm Loretta:

yeah, WNEW!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:49pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

WNEW and 92.3 K-Rock did it. I think Three-for-Thursday came later.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:49pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Say what you will about WNEW, but Scott Muni's voice taught me that rock 'n' roll was actually important.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:50pm Holly in NC:

WPLR (New Haven) MAY have done it ... I listened to a lot of NYC stations also
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:51pm Holly in NC:

By mid 80s in Western Mass, ubiquitous
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Deniz Tek song reminds me of Sonic Youth a bit...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:53pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Re: "native folks from Connecticut really, really do not like being called tri-staters. We're New Englanders, damnit."

I always figured this to depend on the part of CT. Hartford is the Yankees/Red Sox dividing line. As a decades-long CT-crosser, I can't imagine anyone southwest of New Haven having too much of a case for not being a tri-stater.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:53pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Holly, you a WMass-er?
  Wed. 4/24/13 10:53pm Mike Sin:

I think "two for tuesdays," at least in NYC, might actually go back to WPLJ-FMin the late '70s, IIRC.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:55pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I only really knew rock WPLJ from (mesmerizing, as a kid) TV commercials. By the time I tuned regularly in it was Power 95.
  Wed. 4/24/13 10:55pm Rickwaukee:

If it's got to be clean it's got to be tied ?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:58pm efd:

Pete, I'm just going to quietly edit your comment so it says _Scott_ Muni, as you intended, instead of Paul Muni.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:58pm Barkevious Shabazz:

This Goodman is great.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 10:59pm Holly in NC:

@Pete - Born & bred JUST SW of New Haven CT (Milford, well before it became a suburb of fucking Greenwich - my whole lower-middle class neighborhood's been razed to make way for executive condos) and yeah, we were New Englanders. Then went to college & lived in WMass, which is where my heart is, really. Northampton.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:02pm Stevel:

Good thing the Hot Nun track ended. My dog is looking desperate.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:04pm Barkevious Shabazz:

If this is the wimps of let's go home and be boring, we may have a new Shabazz household favorite.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:07pm efd:

@Barkevious, that song isn't on the Repeat album, but I'm 96% certain it's the same Wimps.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:07pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Top notch.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:08pm Stevel:

The dog is starting to become irate with me.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:10pm Barkevious Shabazz:

I take it this is related to the Fast Product comp rotting in me basement?
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:11pm Holly in NC:

@Pete - BYE, Milford was pretty much split 50 Yankees, 40 Red Sox, 10 Mets. I am personally a Yankee fan (Thanks, Dad!) as well as a New Englander. Also thanks to Dad I root for Giants not Pats or Jets. No one I knew cared about basketball (severe culture shock coming to NC). Whalers of course!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:11pm Holly in NC:

@Stevel, take the dog out.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:12pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Ah, yes, Scott Muni. Sorry, been a few years.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:12pm Droll:

. o O ( I can't figure out what keeps Holly in NC )
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:12pm Stevel:

Holly: Actually, he wanted water. (What a jerk)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:12pm AZ:

No relation.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:14pm AZ:

(LJP swears that song used to get played regularly in some club back in the day.)
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:15pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Holly -- I am a UMass 2nd gen, only left there by circumstance and not exactly choice. The biggest Giants fans I've known (growing up in NJ) were pre-Pats New Englanders from when the Giants were the New England team. I still love that there were people who hung onto their identity after the AFL/NFL tried to replace it.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:15pm Holly in NC:

I do love Durham. Durham is a great, great place.
And my subprime mortgage payment for 2BR house in 2013 is still less than rent I was paying for 1BR apt in Northampton in 1990.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:17pm Droll:

AZ, [gasping -- breathless] Where do I get a Tarkus Cake?!?!

I so love the new ticket bumper, EFD.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:20pm Holly in NC:

But regardless of my deep & sincere love of Durham I hope end my days in either the Pioneer Valley or SE Rhode Island because I am, indeed a damn Yankee.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:23pm Stevel:

Gnod is getting play on a bunch of WFMU shows. I would approve that message.
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:26pm Rickwaukee:

I've played Gnip Gnop against Gnod. Their music is very gnood.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:26pm Holly in NC:

Enjoying Gnod.
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:28pm Listener Bill:

Hi, Evan! Great, as always. Rock on!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Marty McSorley said he'd get into Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones if they'd use Metal music.
- Likewise - I feel the Godzilla/Daikaiju people should use something like this Gnod...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:31pm Barkevious Shabazz:

A bit repetitive, but she's got a hearta gold.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:37pm Chris in TX via RI:

My computer/Winamp is having a "buffering" fit tonight. It's driving me nuts.
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:40pm map:

The problem I have with game of thrones is dragons and sex scenes. You cannot have both!
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:41pm Alex:

Rule 37
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:42pm Alex von Edgewater:

whoops, meant 34
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:42pm Droll:

map, Au contraire: 3D.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:47pm fleep:

Full frontal dragon nudity is still hard to get used to.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...3D Dragon porn is prob. inevitable...prob. everything is inevitable...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

..Smaug just had that one loose scale...that's how it begins...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:51pm Holly in NC:

@RRNov63 - +gazillion!
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:56pm 12539:

...and that's how it goes. Thanks Mr Funk!
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:57pm Rickwaukee:

Oh, 80's.
  Wed. 4/24/13 11:57pm Holly in NC:

Thank you, Evan.
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:58pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I was supposed to be asleep by the time you were done here, dammit...
Avatar Wed. 4/24/13 11:59pm fleep:

Thanks, EFD.
  Thu. 4/25/13 1:38pm RJM:

Thanks for the spin, EFD!
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