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Options June 26, 2013: A marginally higher public approval rating than pond scum.

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Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Mr. Partridge  The Rotary   Options The Lure of Salvage/Take Away  0:03:29 ()
Prince Ness  Internet Crush   Options Grungy Doll EP  0:06:45 ()
Dani House  Tiny Voice   Options Have You Seen Dani House?  0:09:21 ()
Kuni Kawachi & Flower Travelling Band  Like a Concert of Angles   Options Love Suki Daikirai (Where My Voice Can Be Heard)  0:10:57 ()
Sun Ra and the Arkestra  Lullaby for Realville   Options Sun Song  0:13:29 ()
Tony Seymour ("Onword T")  Never Was a Geisha   Options Tales from the Black House  0:22:34 ()
Jon Brion  JB's Blues   Options Ebony and Ivory Revisited (Dave Mandl's 2013 premium CD)  0:26:01 ()
Still Corners  The Trip   Options Strange Pleasures  0:28:33 ()
Jeri Southern  An Occasional Man   Options The Very Thought of You: The Decca Years, 1951-1957  0:34:23 ()
Natalia Lafourcade and Adrián Dargelos  Mujer Divina   Options Mujer Divina - Homenaje a Agustín Lara  0:37:38 ()
Eddie Harris  Movin' On Out   Options High Voltage  0:45:19 ()
White Fang  Can't Deal With Being Real   Options High Expectations  0:50:56 ()
Van Dyke Parks  Donovan's Colours   Options Song Cycle  0:52:39 ()
Sun Ra & John Gilmore  Heliocentric Worlds   Options Heliocentric Worlds Vol. 3  1:24:24 ()
Tera Melos  Tropic Lame   Options X'ed Out  1:32:23 ()
Faces  Pool Hall Richard   Options The Best of Faces: Good Boys... When They're Asleep  1:35:35 ()
The Bongolians  The Ballad of Lily Kensington   Options Bongos for Beatniks  1:39:58 ()
The Allman Brothers Band  Dreams   Options The Allman Brothers Band  1:43:28 ()
Chad VanGaalen  Molten Light   Options Soft Airplane  1:50:46 ()
Rubén Gonzáles  El Bodaguero   Options Chanchullo  1:54:09 ()
Lord Kitchener  Smoke a Cigarette   Options Lord Kitchener Sings Calypsos With and Without Social Significance (LP)  2:02:41 ()
Lightships  Sweetness in Her Spark   Options Electric Cables  2:05:14 ()
The Vaccines  Melody Calling   Options Soundcloud post  2:08:41 ()
Jacqueline Humbert and David Rosenboom  Domestic Violence   Options Daytime Viewing  2:11:13 ()
Django Bates  Is There Anybody Up There?   Options Quiet Nights  2:19:45 ()
J Lounge  Relax ... Let Jesus Drive   Options A Different Kind of Ecstasy  2:25:30 ()
Olsen Twins  Gimme Pizza (slow version)   Options YT  2:28:25 ()
Climax Blues Band  Mole on the Dole   Options Rich Man  2:36:23 ()
Field Mouse  How Do You Know   Options How Do You Know/Falling (single)  2:39:49 ()
Barbara Manning  B4 We Go Under   Options Under One Roof: Singles and Oddities  2:43:24 ()
Slut Kickin' Fist Mother  Peach Sausage   Options Peach Sausage  2:46:47 ()
Velvet Underground  I Heard Her Call My Name   Options White Light/White Heat  2:47:42 ()
Gang 90 & Absurdettes  Nosso Luoco Amor   Options Gang 90 & Absurdettes  2:52:27 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:03pm G:

There are so very many politicians and political entities that show motto can apply to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I approve of spirulina.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:06pm Rick from SC:

yeay, more Mr. Partridge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:08pm Jeezy:

Was this song made before or after Optimism's Flame? I can hear a relation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:09pm Caryn:

I was DVRing something, but that poster made me stop doing so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I like Kakbird. Kakbird is cute.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:10pm G:

@Caryn: Whatever you do, don't stop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

  Wed. 6/26/13 3:10pm Keith in VT:

Re, taglines. Back in the 60s the college I work at had this tagline: "a small college striving to be better than good."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:11pm Caryn:

Though I would argue with the council that surely "rereading the poster" as they advise is doing something, and thus illegal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:12pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Homer is yellow & says 'D'oh' or 'Donut'
- Kakbird is set in orange & says 'Don't'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:14pm Dan B From Upstate:

Reread the poster? Yeah. Don't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:14pm Caryn:

For some reason, Dani House makes me think of Dani Filth. Well, I say "for some reason", but the reason is obvious (a name consisting of Dani + a noun).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:15pm Caryn:

But I won't argue with the council about the poster because arguing would also be doing something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:17pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'The campaign's mascot was called Kak the bird. To disseminate the 'Don't' message among the youth, all school corporal punishment, daily vaccinations, and dentistry had to be carried out by an adult dressed as Kak.

Parents were also encouraged to dress as Kak then rush in on their young, sleeping children at 3am, and screech as loudly as they could: "Don't, don't, don't."'...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:18pm G:

is that poster animal the dontdont bird? I thought they were extinct.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No G...that's Kak :
Urban Dictionary: kak
1. kak. South Africanism for Shit Pronunced: KUK. Excuse me while I go take a kak. ... 2. kak. Rubbish, shit, crap or just plain useless. "you are kak at driving"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:22pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...altho' reading Brits writing it, I were sure it were pronounced 'kack' - so this will take adjustment...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:23pm Mike East:

Irwin, thanks again for the Joe Frank. I listened to last week's archive on Sunday night cuz I couldn't stay awake for his WNYC broadcast, and I gots to have my weekly dose of Joe Frank
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'course G it may be both...
  Wed. 6/26/13 3:27pm Laura L:

Great news about Joe Frank--thanks, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:28pm Caryn:

@RRN63: in Afrikaans, pronounced "kuk", in the UK, pronounced "kack"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cheers Caryn. I must've heard it too in Britcom...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:30pm G:

that's cuckoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- G: Did you think KingCrimson 'Circus' tune w/ that intro??...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:34pm G:

Sure, I'm always thinking way too much (and meanwhile, never enough)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...that'd be 'Cirkus' w/ er K...
  Wed. 6/26/13 3:38pm common:

where's my island?
  Wed. 6/26/13 3:40pm Jan:

well that was quite the fantasy, I'm sorry that it ended. Just where is that wonderful island?
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:40pm fleep:

We'd tell you, but the poster says Don't.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:41pm G:

Maybe it means if you are thinking of not telling, don't not tell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm going to Don't not make a cuppa...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:45pm G:

I can always figure a way to game the system. What choice do I have, since there's always a system there?

What I cant really solve about the poster is: Why 12nd?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:45pm Caryn:

@G: Don't think about the date. Just don't.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:46pm G:

There are cute animal videos on the interwebzez? What the fuck has happened to standards.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:47pm G:

Translation: It might rain. Got it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...straining for coke~rhino horn joke...
  Wed. 6/26/13 3:49pm Listening Out There:

...Eddie Harris playing with an Eddie Harris mouthpiece...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...saw Eddie Harris play w/ a(n uninspired) pickup band
- & he told the drummer to just lay out - & shamed him by making rhythm just by awesomely clacking the keys on his sax!
...a very few years later he was dead of cancer I think it was...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:54pm Caryn:

Speaking of weather, the weather over here is playing havoc with my dining plans. Heat wave is expected to last at least until the end of next week, and apart from ice and cold water, there are no foodstuffs that can be enjoyed cold. Well, I suppose the salad dressing can, but I'd prefer it with salad. A cold front should roll in for just a couple of hours a day so I could have soup without feeling like I'm being roasted alive.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:55pm G:

let's roast the poster bird alive. he looks like he's not enjoying life anyhow.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 3:56pm fleep:

The current UV rating in Los Angeles is 11. I didn't know it went to 11. That means pale people will spontaneously combust after 15 minutes of sunlight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 3:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

DON'T believe in evidence for climatechange.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:00pm G:

@fleep: But think of the excellent basal level of vitamin D they'll have on autopsy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joe: Don't
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/26/13 4:04pm Irwin:

@RRN63: Global warming in summer. We're toast!
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:04pm G:

@RR63: a little late for that, perhaps...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:06pm G:

1998 was the peak year for aggregate worldwide temp metrics. better get working on the fix-up theories, scientists...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:13pm Carmichael:

Hi Irwin, Hi Joe, Hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:15pm Jeezy:

This can't help but remind me of listening to Joe Frank and Irwin as an awkward pre-teen, back in the early days of WFMU!
  Wed. 6/26/13 4:21pm jan:

As fantasies go, these by Frank are grim. I'm all for the one with the girl on the island wearing only a smile.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:25pm G:

unfortunately, joe's are more likely to be closer to real outcomes than jeri's. just sayin
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:30pm Fredericks:

Joe Frank into Sun Ra? Irwin sometimes you are greatest deejay I have ever listened to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

G: Are you saying the peak ave. world temp. in recorded history was five years ago?
- My understanding is that in the U.S. - by May, around 1500 record high temp.s had already been set - for various places...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:35pm G:

For modern times where there are many worldwide temperature sensors constantly recording many thousands of sites, 1998 was the highest average temp year. It's been sideways or down since then. There's a lot we just don't understand about how the sun works yet, let alone the earth. Yeah, I won a science fair scholarship for sunspot research, back before puberty shifted me from science to the humanities.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:37pm βrian:

Just came across this article: www.motherjones.com... (The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science)
  Wed. 6/26/13 4:38pm Thelma Blitz:

I've been listening to Joe Frank for years without knowing what he looks like. I imagined a face like Camus', Thanks to wfmu we are sent to his website. Worth checking out: www.joefrank.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & 'Climate Change' is perhaps more accurate - or more usefully descriptive - than 'Global Warming'
- as some places @ some times may actually get cooler. Climate is a classic Chaotic System.
- They said Storms will get Fewer but Larger - which seems to be bearing out.
'Climate is what you expect, & weather is what you get.'
- MarkTwain
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:44pm G:

It's really good to try to understand climate or anything else in the world better. It can be bad to jump to conclusions if the data isn't there yet to support one theory clearly over all the other possible theories. That's not science, that's religion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/26/13 4:45pm Irwin:

@G: Amen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Joe's been around long enuff now you get a few different looks Googling him. I think he actually looks like he sounds
- which is more often than not - not what happens w/ radio personalities! (Not *quite*!)
...I got in the habit of - where seeing radiofolk was concerned - Don't!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

G: I'm open to new data, but convinced @ this point we done tweaked the Big Thermostat.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:49pm fleep:

βrian the MJ article doesn't go into the neurochemistry of rationalization, but it turns out the brain is rewarded with a massive flood of positive reward chemicals when people bend a contradictory statement into something that affirms their beliefs.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:49pm G:

@Irwin: Like actually a lot of stuff I tell students, it maybe should kinda go without saying. But I have noticed that being clear about the obvious is actually pretty useful to people sometimes, if they are open (many people, not all, are). Because the obvious is not always clearly stated, unhappily...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:50pm G:

For new data, look at worldwide temp stats available for the years 1998-2012. That's newer data than the older data that gets quoted a lot. :-)
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:53pm fleep:

Is an average indicative of outliers? 70 degrees and 50 degrees averages out to 60, but so do 100 and 20.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 4:54pm G:

I never argue about religion. I'm too polite (and self-preserving). I'll be back after I do such important things as buy onions and garlic. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- people are soundbite heads. We get the pronouncements - but it is not explained in detail - &/or we have no patience for details. (Science is after all increasingly complex.) Opinion rules. Ideology supercedes problemsolving.
- & who funds a study? Oh yes - that matters.
- & why should scientists be free from this dopamine rush of affirmation? They are not.
- If the highest temp.s ever were only five years ago...yeah - were they one degree below that - the rest of history - in those five years to now (barely just summer yet)?...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 4:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- we get the soundbite pronouncement
- but so very seldom the *why* this is *true*...
- Science *is* the contempo. Religion in this ImagoMundi (picture of the world) belief-system sense.
  Wed. 6/26/13 5:01pm uncle flowed:

i needs to hear me some Partridge family
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:02pm Carmichael:

Yeah, the red-haired chick rockin' the tambourine.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:03pm ottovonbqe:

If you want first-hand, authoritative knowledge about a subject, you need to become an authority on that subject, which is a lot of work. Otherwise you have to decide whether to listen to the accredited authorities on that subject, which all of us tacitly do all the time. Who knows for sure that Napolean was an actual person?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:04pm Carmichael:

Well, SOMEone had to invent the ice cream flavor, now didn't they?!?
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:04pm ottovonbqe:

Exactly my point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The Beats were the Literates. 'Beatnik' was putdown just like 'Hippie' or 'Punk' were @ 1st...'Cretin' is a contraction of 'Christian' (incidentally)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:07pm Caryn:

Napoleon seems to have existed, but apparently his short stature is complete propaganda. Napoleon was taller than average. Well, if we can believe those accounts any more than the "shorty" mocks.
  Wed. 6/26/13 5:07pm uncle flowed:

mom partridge. total milf
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Shirley Jones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Domestic violence is hilarious.
  Wed. 6/26/13 5:21pm Selig:

oh my god..these babies....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...of course - that could never happen to your braincells listening to online streams @ a computer...never...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:35pm Droll:

How did I let a debate about "why science makes predictions" slip by? I must be losing my edge.

I could have sworn they spelled that "P-I-T-Z-A'. I'm picturing a cross between pocket bread and stuffed 'za.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:36pm fleep:

Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:38pm G:

Mmmmm, don'ts
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:41pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

oh!- not Nilsson...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:56pm G:

Who killed the kommenters?

Kol Mustard, in the study, with a kandlestick
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 6/26/13 5:57pm Irwin:

The Olsen Twins did it.
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:58pm G:

Bingo. That, or new country. Ah, the closedmindedness. It is our obstacle to overcome...
  Wed. 6/26/13 5:58pm Laura L:

Went to see Tammy Faye Starlite perform as Nico--very funny, and she said Lou Reed was a usurper! Imagine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 5:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I think it were DomesticViolence - altho' they may be getting pizza...
Avatar Wed. 6/26/13 5:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi/bye Irwin & Co.!
Thanks in advance for the Archive! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/26/13 6:00pm Caryn:

The poster convinced those planning to comment to not do it.
  Thu. 6/27/13 5:45pm Pimply Jim:

@G response to your climate change claim
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