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Options December 31, 2014: "They tried to get me to hate white people, but someone would always come along and spoil it." – Thelonious Monk

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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 ()
The Brother Kite  The Great Divide   Options Isolation  0:04:10 ()
The Free Design  Listen   Options Cosmic Peekaboo  0:09:20 ()
Jeff Saphin  The King of Queens   Options This  0:12:54 ()
 
Key Wilde & Mr. Clark  Animal Kingdom   Options Animal Tales  0:20:46 ()
Professor Elemental  You're Being Hunted   Options The Giddy Limit  0:23:24 ()
Cool It Reba  Out Where the Buses Don't Run   Options Money Fall Out the Sky  0:26:13 ()
The Beatles  Jenn   Options Everyday Chemistry  0:29:56 ()
The Ruts  Demolition Dancing   Options The Crack/Grin and Bear It  0:33:32 ()
Ex Cops  James   Options True Hallucinations  0:36:01 ()
Bert Kaempfert & His Orchestra  Afrikaan Beat   Options The Best of Bert Kaempfert  0:39:01 ()
 
Charlie Hunter  Those Desks Aren't Going to Clean Themselves   Options Not Getting Behind is the New Getting Ahead  0:44:59 ()
Lothar & The Hand People  Ha (Ho)   Options Presenting Lothar and the Hand People  0:48:39 ()
 
Ray Conniff and His Orchestra and Chorus  Bah Bah Conniff Sprach (Zarathustra)   Options You Are the Sunshine of My Life  2:09:32 ()
 
Blind Blake  He's in the Jailhouse Now   Options All the Published Sides (Disc B - Chicago 1927-28)  2:16:43 ()
Dick Kent  Can I Get a Witness (comp. Verlie Sharpless)   Options song-poem  2:19:22 ()
The Clean  Stars   Options Getaway  2:21:53 ()
Peter Frampton  White Sugar   Options Frampton's Camel  2:27:07 ()
The Heads  #'75   Options Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere  2:30:38 ()
Mott the Hoople  Sweet Jane   Options All the Young Dudes  2:36:40 ()
Devon Sproule & Mike O'Neill  You Can Come Home   Options Colours  2:40:56 ()
Talulah Gosh  Escalator Over the Hill   Options Rock Legends Vol. 69  2:45:38 ()
The Seeds  March of the Flower Children   Options Singles As & Bs 1965-1970  2:48:29 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:08pm Sem Chumbo:

Monk's list, so ALL REET!
Hiya, Irwin. You take any of TM's advice to heart?
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 3:08pm glenn:

seven minutes late, mr. chusid? is that any way to ring out the old year?
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:14pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Happy New Year Irwin! :D
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 3:14pm still b/p:

I saw a recipe for combining spinach and nutmeg in a "divine puree," but I say combine Monk notes and a full set of Oblique Strategies in the blender with a touch of gin and mint. Or yogurt and berries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 3:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm late too so good work.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:17pm Irwin:

Hi, BB. You back stateside?
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:22pm berbo:

"let some things go by". Hey, I'm already doing that!
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:22pm f♿f♿ (:

Happy new year, Irwin and old friends!

Thank you, Irwin, for all the time and dedication you put into your show this year.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:22pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Yes, finally!
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:23pm Laura L:

No matter what pieces you play, I don't see how you are ever going to get a cat to come to a rehearsal.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:24pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

They should have used this song for the tv show.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 3:29pm Mugsy:

Hey Irwin Happy New Year
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/31/14 3:32pm George of Troy:

Chap-hop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 3:32pm dale:

this is like steampunk rap.
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:32pm Listening Out There:

Interdimensional Trousers
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 3:34pm V Priceless:

Hey Irwin! New Happy Year!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:34pm drewo:

Dale - indeed I saw the good Professor perform at a Steampunk Fest last year in Tucson.
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:36pm Woo:

Thanks for keeping Cool It Reba alive. Saw them in Providence after Dave Hansen's band the Young Adults broke up.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:36pm Irwin:

Love the EP, have some live CB's stuff of theirs that's very cool.
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:37pm berbo:

Remind me never to go on holiday with the Professor.

Also, you probably don't want to be flying with Dirks Bently.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 3:42pm V Priceless:

RUTS! Woo!
  Wed. 12/31/14 3:47pm zoot:

Afrikaan Beat - my fave rave tune played by Sandy Becker!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:48pm Bronwyn Bishop:

bert kaempfert had the mad hits
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 3:53pm Irwin:

I think Bert was an A&R guy at Decca over in Europe and had something to do with the Beatles NOT being signed to the label. Maybe someone can look that up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 12/31/14 3:54pm Jeff:

I have a real weakness for the Kaempfert - maybe dating back to hearing him coming out of the Magnificent Magnavox in the living room as a kid.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:00pm Sem Chumbo:

reL Bert K and the Beatles: the story @ wikithingy ((early in the piece)) :en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:01pm Paul D:

Nice show!
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:04pm glenn:

is that a frank in your trunks, joe?
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:05pm Sem Chumbo:

Oh, you!
Hiya, glenn. OK in TO?
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:06pm Irwin:

Sem: Had no idea BK wrote so many hits for others. His royalty statements must've been gargantuan.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:06pm glenn:

cold, baby.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:07pm Sem Chumbo:

@Irwin: no wonder he was always seemed to be grinning:-P
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:07pm Robert:

Can't someone just enjoy making people happy?
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:10pm glenn:

hey irwin, i think this would have made a FINE playlist photo for today. torontoist.com...
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:10pm Dean:

More good stuff about BK and the Fab Four in Google Books, e.g., http://bit.ly/1AclPOo
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:11pm oks:

Irwin , Van Morrison " contractual obligation " absolutely amazing!! thank you !!! happy new year!!!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:13pm Sem Chumbo:

Striped shirt and straw boater, absolutely authentic honky tonk demands it. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be, but this is nice @glenn.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:13pm Irwin:

Glenn: Thx for that link. Too late to change today's PL pic, but there might be others at that site for future posts.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:17pm berbo:

Wenches!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:42pm JakeGould:

Happy pre-New Years!
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:44pm Bobo:

Does anyone really listen to this crap? I love FMU and have donated, but a rambling monolog and dial a prayer? Really?
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:46pm JakeGould:

I have a GIF that should be used as a show image on some show: aka: The best GIF on Earth. i.imgur.com...
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:47pm JakeGould:

Bobo, yes… I like Joe Frank… And you listen to WFMU for a mix of things. The stuff you like and the stuff you don’t. There are 168 hours in a week. Deal with it.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:49pm Bobo:

I do deal with it. Just wondering if anyone could stand to listen to that crap in its entirety. A looped sample and the "voice through the megaphone" sound for that extra poseur quality. Yikes.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:50pm glenn:

hey, some people like professor dum dum. it's a big strange world.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:50pm JakeGould:

Get a registered account, Bobo. Then we can have a reasonable discussion.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:50pm Robert:

I there a collection somewhere of unfavorable reviews of WFMU material? It should be a riot. (No reviews of Kenny G, because that'd be cheating.)
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:50pm Bobo:

OK, agreed. But the Dial-a-prayer thing? Pure stupidity.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:51pm unregistered defender:

Bobo is obviously far too sophisticated for this.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 4:51pm JakeGould:

Bobo, Dial-A-Clue.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:52pm Robert:

Bobo, would you at least agree Joe Frank blows Ken Nordine out of the water?
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:52pm Bobo:

Do you listen to the Dial-a-prayer ironically, whilst stroking your mustache over an artisanal bratwurst?
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:53pm berbo:

I don't eat animal flesh, you insensitive carnivore!
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:53pm glenn:

artisanal bratwurst?
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:53pm Bear549:

<~~ likes Joe Frank. If something I didn't like went this long I would have . . . . changed the station!
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:54pm Bobo:

I did change the channel, checked back in a few times.
  Wed. 12/31/14 4:57pm berbo:

See what happens to people who eat bratwurst?
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 4:57pm Bear549:

(could someone pass the bratwurst?)
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:00pm Bobo:

I only eat it ironically whilst listening to a tape loop, and smoking a bidi near my ukelele collection. I did this way before you ever heard of bratwurst.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:01pm Irwin:

Bobo: I can't listen to WFMU 60% of the time -- and I WORK here. No one can enjoy every program. Call it the "diversity dilemma."
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:02pm Bobo:

Peace. I'm just joking a bit.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:06pm ScottC:

ya see - what ya gotta do is dull the impulse. The impulse to grab your throat and just pull out as much skin as you can in one move. Then once you dull that impulse you are left with the conundrum "what to do - what to do". days, weeks, years of insane frustrations well up spill out. You studder and spew and WANT relief - "It's OK you fuckt up but we know who you really are so we forgive you because we know that you are good - and kind" But that never happens because - you, you realize are extremely narcissistic and of course nobody is giving you and your predicament on second of thought. So you wake up the next day and try and dull the impulse to grab your throat and rip out as much....
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:06pm Robert:

Irwin, you've PLAYED Ken Nordine, and don't you agree Joe Frank blows him out of the water? On avg., neither of them having the wind behind them, I mean.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:12pm Irwin:

I prefer Joe, but their artistry is very different. I suspect Joe was influenced by Nordine's early Word Jazz LPs.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:13pm cortney ellen:

U R Awesome
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Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:13pm JakeGould:

Bobo, I want you to start a stream called “WFMBOBO: All Bobo, All the Time.”
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:14pm Robert:

I suspect so too. I just think the student beat his master.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:17pm Bobo:

I can start by ironically sampling preachers' sermons then playing them at 3/4 speed over the sound of pennies rotating in a clothes dryer. This will go on for at least 76 minutes.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:21pm Bobo:

Then it will be a seven year old girl reading the Joy of Cooking aloud, starting from the title page and continuing through appetizers. This will be intercut with sounds of breaking glass recorded on a wax cylinder, and artfully punctuated with fake sitcom laughter.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:21pm berbo:

Bobo,
You've got to dig it to dig it, you dig?
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:21pm Robert:

Bob, just because some of the jokes are cheap doesn't mean they're not funny. Recently a friend has played for me several times recorded prank calls by someone who has a good file of Arnold Schwarzenegger clips, and I can listen & crack up to those again & again.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:22pm Bobo:

You won't get the full impact of either peace until about 30 or so minutes into them, provided you're listening at a loud volume in a windowless room.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:23pm Dean:

Not so fast there with the Joy of Cooking routine. Early '80s a band I rehearsed with and played in did a Van Halen take-off with lyrics from a book of recipes. "Crab meat Baltimore | Serves four..."
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:26pm Bobo:

Next piece is called "Workday" and it's the ambient recording of all sounds inside a single Manhattan office building elevator from 9am to 5pm. Every hour will be punctuated by the bleating of a sheep being slaughtered.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:26pm northguineahills:

@glenn: The first time I played at WFMU, Prof Dum Dum followed my friend's program. It was during the record fair, so only one studio was optional. I'd never heard of Prof Dum Dum before, and he was very adamant we vacate the studio (my band had a lot of equipment) before his show started so he could get in character. It was rather abrupt and bizarre.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:27pm TDK60:

Been away from WFMU for about a week, been over at WKCR for their annual Bach Bash. Hope it's OK to mention other broadcasters in the metro area.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:28pm Listening Out There:

Say It, Verlie, Say It...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:28pm dale:

THIS is the irwin i fell in love with!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:29pm Irwin:

TDK: we mention other stations on the air. Fine to mention them in the comments.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:29pm Monica:

happy new year, irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:29pm dale:

s'alright TDK - trouble said she was baching out as well.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:30pm Irwin:

I tune in the Bachfest a bit, but can't tolerate the choral works.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:31pm Irwin:

Hey, Mo! Have a Harry Wen Yeap.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:31pm Listening Out There:

Hope to hear Monica back on FMU some time soon...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:38pm rrg:

I'm not here but I've just dropped in to check on the condition of everyone else's condition. And to say Happy New Year.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:38pm Robert:

TDK, whenever I mention WFMU around here, people assume I mean WFUV.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:39pm Listening Out There:

Fair Condition
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:39pm rrg:

Fuck WFUV. Losers. Power-grabbers. Lamers.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:40pm Laura L:

Hey RRG--Happy End of Year to you--don't want to jinx the new one and too soon to say so far, so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:40pm rrg:

Thanks, LOT. And my condition is sound as well.

And thanks, LL. I think we'll all be okay.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:41pm Irwin:

RRG: Thanks for the Prof. El.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:42pm Sem Chumbo:

Been a lovely bunch of Wednesday afternoons listening in, Irwin. Thanks, and hoping to do it again in 2015. See ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:43pm rrg:

My pleasure, Mr. C. I haven't been able to listen today but I will soon.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:44pm Tony Seymour:

listening from the deep past in the middle of the pacific......while i am having dinner in 2014 you will be bringing in the New Year......ya beat us to it by far.....good luck to all in 2015!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:44pm TDK60:

Robert: That's funny, mentioning FMU, folks hearing FUV. I like maybe 17% of WFUV shows, mostly its Celtic shows. Some of the pop/rock stuff is so-so to okay. Mostly I don't like the tone-of-voice of most FUV DJs....well, I don't want to get into a station comparison thing here.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:46pm Irwin:

Hey, Tony. One listener to whom I don't have to say, "Keep warm."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:46pm rrg:

I hate 'em. I will never forgive them for their part in WFMU's near-demise 20 years ago. I can't let that go.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:46pm TDK60:

This is the best Brit cover of a NYC song ever. Maybe.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:47pm V Priceless:

Irwin: thanks for continuing to do what you do here AND for the Joe Frank shows too! Here's to lots more notes in '15! Cheers!
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:47pm Robert:

northguinea, my friend (singing solo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATUYvi58tac ) was dressed in Viking costume at a bar, where Prof. Dum-Dum saw him & immediately cast him in a sci-fi pornie.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:47pm TDK60:

rrg: Oh...didn't know about that.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:48pm Paul D:

I am not leaving the house for NYE. Should I feel bad about it?
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:48pm Tony Seymour:

once you get acclimated here......60 degree nights feel like you are freezing........but the 80 degree days makes up for it.......question of body perspective.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:49pm rrg:

No. It's too cold outside anyway.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:49pm glenn:

nope. i personally hope to be asleep by about 9:30 tonight.
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:49pm V Priceless:

I think this Mott version is up there with any variation of the original.
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:49pm Paul D:

it's freezing right?
  Wed. 12/31/14 5:55pm oks:

thank you Irwin! great show as always!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 12/31/14 5:57pm dale:

TDK - so many of the fuv deejays TRY to sound like deejays. holdover from the k-rock type of days i guess
Avatar Wed. 12/31/14 5:58pm northguineahills:

Happy New Year, Irwin!
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:59pm TDK60:

Dale: I know. It's annoying, cloying.
Avatar    Wed. 12/31/14 5:59pm TDK60:

Great tunes DJ. Happy calendar change.
  Thu. 1/1/15 1:29pm arden eno:

The joke that my dad steve katz made about me is no god dang joke to meeeee!!!!!!!
I 'm convinced you think I'm narcissistic or something just because I boasted a tiny bit.
Every singer/actor in the world does that.
You never played one of my songs since june, july which is when the you created a monster came around.
I mean did Michal jackson get treated that way? Did Justin bieber get treat ed that way? No!
I want you to think long and hard about that.
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