Options Strength Through Failure with Fabio: Playlist from March 12, 2015 Options

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The Failure of Noise
The Failure of Sound
The Failure of Rock
The Failure of the Avant Garde
The Failure of the Space Age
The Failure of Jazz
The Failure of Psychedelia
The Failure of Krautrock
The Failure of Electronic
The Failure of Pop
The Failure of Free-form
The Failure of the 20th Century

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Options March 12, 2015: Marathon Show #1

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Koivistolaiset  Jättiläinen (Mr. Giant Man)   Options   0:00:00 ()
 
Gary Wilson  Chromium Bitch   Options You Think You Really Know Me  0:24:25 ()
 
Factoria  Screams   Options Heroine  0:39:26 ()
 
Ignatz  Hurling Incense   Options Ignatz II  0:58:19 ()
Eduard Artemiev  Untitled   Options Solaris OST  1:00:43 ()
 
 
Bill Orcutt  Sad News from Korea   Options A New Way To Pay Old Debts  1:39:09 ()
Rolan Vega  Guitav   Options Documentary  1:39:33 ()
 
Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ronald Frangipane, and Don Cherry  Fuck Machine   Options The Holy Mountain OST  2:30:08 ()
 
Daniel Padden  Cornelius   Options Electricity Is Your Friend  2:38:36 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:05pm Ken:

I entered a period into Fabio's playlist to activate it.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 3:05pm V Priceless:

Hey Fabio! Hey William! Hey All! We will NOT fail today! Woo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:06pm DCE:

good work Ken! Fabio vs the world, round 1
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:06pm Ike:

Groovy, Ken.

Wm. Berger is going to have to work hard to be as hilarious as he was w/Herweg the other night.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:06pm cory:

Failing at work today
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:07pm Cecile:

hola!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:07pm r i s k y:

"."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:07pm JakeGould:

Yeah, what Ike said… The Bro-mance between Berger and Herweg the other night was “They need a show together!”-worthy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:07pm Caryn:

Oh look, Giant Man sung by Koivistolaiset, with the lead sung by Kai Lind. Kai Lind's best known band here, with Lind doing the lead: www.youtube.com...
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:08pm r i s k y:

Funrazor
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:09pm Bronwyn C.:

Wlm. Berger's show and Fabio's show were my dual gateway shows to WFMU, back in ... 1985? That's worth my pledge, for sure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:10pm Cecile:

caryn, I probably went to school with some 3-cousins once removed of them in the UP.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:12pm Marc:

No Clay Pigeon as co-host? :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:12pm Cecile:

you can read my damn name.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:12pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Now your talking! Fabio and William Burger!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:13pm dale:

marc - no jazz cigarettes during this all important time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:13pm steve:

Marc - Clay's joining Fabio next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:14pm Ike:

Awesome, Bronwyn C. These guys were early shows for me too, in 1993, though my original gateway was Dave Mandl. BTW, I wish I could hear some Truckstop Tea Party archives since that was before my time.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:14pm joe:

@ bronwyn c you were mine
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:15pm d¢ pät:

SMKen was mine--he had me at "YOU ARE MEDDLING WITH THE PRIMAL ORDER OF NATURE, SCOTT WILLIAMS!!!!"
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:16pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

I have been listening to Fabio and tony colter for almost 25 years. I miss William burger on Sunday's after midnight
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:16pm dale:

de nada fabio. one of the best three hours on the telefunken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:16pm DCE:

Wyoming is desolate and beautiful, and there are geysers in the northwest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:16pm Cecile:

Would you be a Midianite?
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:16pm joe:

yes old faithful is in Wy
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:17pm mushroomjesus:

kuln
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:17pm Tony:

Yes the geysers are in Yellowstone, which is mostly in WY. Went there last year for the first time and it was amazing. Everyone should see that at least once in their lifetime.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:18pm P-90:

@ Bronwyn C: Those are some good "gateways".
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:19pm ted:

that was an AMAZING Scottish accent Fabio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:20pm Cecile:

I like them both.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:21pm dale:

i was listening to novalis and jane yesterday. old krautrock is der best
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:21pm sphere:

hello all. Fabio is naming folks who assigned part of their Swag For Life pledge to him. very nice!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:21pm joe:

Salem is capital...come on I'm fact checking instead of answering phones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:21pm chris:

ja, dale!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:21pm Bronwyn C.:

@joe: <3 !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:22pm Polyus:

How did Fabio manage to pick Stacy Lattisaw out of the air?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm Ken:

My gateway shows: the Vanilla Bean, Jim Price and Irwin. My anti-gateway show was JM in the AM then called the Hebrew and Jewish Program. Whenever it came on, I became convinced that I had imagined this amazing radio at 91.1.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm JakeGould:

“The Grand Wizard of Wrestling” en.wikipedia.org...
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm P-90:

CAN! funny, I was just having a chat with a music journalist friend of mine yesterday, he was a very early champion of Can, I was saying that as diverse as the programming and tastes of the listeners of WFMU are, Can stands out as an across-the-board favorite.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm Bronwyn C.:

Fabio and Wlm. Berger doing some Sportsy Talking!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Hey I remember the grand wizard! And Ivan putski the polish power
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm Cecile:

the Iron Sheik! Baron von Raschke!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:23pm Dean:

Novalis and Jane. That brings back memories. Eloy, Release Music Orchestra, and (not Kraut, but good prog) Secret Oyster.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:24pm d¢ pät:

remember when we use to call football "soccer"??? Hahaha, what a joke.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:25pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Jimmy super fly Snuka
George the animal Steele
The mad Samoans
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:26pm P-90:

I LiKE the term "vinyl player", it's cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:26pm JakeGould:

Is there a way to check out the program grids from like 1992 to 1995? Those were the years I first got into the station. No specific shows I can recall.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:27pm mushroomjesus:

Saw Gary Wilson last year in Austin. Creepy show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:27pm dale:

sometimes i still think i need to turn the tv on five minutes before a show so the set warms up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:27pm Cecile:

we used to call our former crappy record player the vinyl grinder.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

@jakegould I found wfmu way way back in 1987 greatest discovery I eve made on radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm steve:

yayyy Gary Wilson
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm Dean:

Dude is singing about this: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQno7CqfdD4sAoOPn2SgFJIb64bAgq8zJu3nogNrCIQ1YdmYZDIvg
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm Ralphine:

The first Thunk Tank and Glen Jones were the first WFMU shows I heard. I AltaVista-ed WFMU after I read about it in the New York Times. So I owe it all to the Times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm Cecile:

I knew about FMU since the mid-80s when Rob Weisberg wrote me about it. But I didn't start listening frequently until 2004 on the intertubes.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:28pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

I remember when they were part of Uppsala College
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:29pm joe:

the original sheik.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:29pm Cecile:

Diane, Joe Belock and Brian Turner were my gateway shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:29pm Ike:

@Jake, some of those grids are in old issues of LCD that are floating around at the station. One time when I was volunteering, I showed one of the grids to Bronwyn and she found it really hilarious for some reason that I can't remember now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:30pm steve:

i think i first discovered The Best Show and the Ed Shepp Radio Experiment (early/mid 2000s?) but Fabio and Bryce were my early (and still) favs
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:30pm YETI BOB:

this show is SO educational!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:31pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Does anyone remember Hova
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:31pm chris:

pronounced "skwim", i believe
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:32pm d¢ pät:

DYLAN was WELSH!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:32pm JakeGould:

1992 was the year I moved to my own place in Park Slope so I could properly pick up WFMU. Prior to that I lived in Brighton Beach and could only sporadically pick it up. Did have clear access to Kingsborough Community College radio which I barely remember listening to. And WBAI was sane and solvent back then.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:32pm d¢ pät:

joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:33pm JakeGould:

In 1992 it always seemed weird to me that Upsala College would have a station like WFMU. But hey, I never heard of Upsala College before WFMU so what do I know?
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:33pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Tony Coulter and Pat Duncan on Thursdays with live in studio bands
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:33pm Dean:

Skimming a compilation of LCD work published in 2008 via Amazon "Look Inside," I see Ellery Eskelin and Nick Tosches wrote for it.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:33pm P-90:

@Cecile: I listened in the 80's too, at that time FMU was aert of a trio of college stations, along with WKCR and WFUV, that were almost the only alternatives to commercial programming (the less said about WBAI, the better.) But the station didn't yet have its 'identity" as we know it today, that came in the early 90's, as noted by others above.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:34pm Ken Weaver:

MY TWO FAVORITE DJs. ON TOGETHER!!! Hope you got my pledge, love ya' Guys!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:35pm Bronwyn C.:

If I hadn't already pledged, I would pledge just for Wlm. Berger saying "Das Widget"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:36pm JakeGould:

FWIW, WBAI back in the 1980s/early-1990s was tolerable for a few shows. But only a few. A few. A small number.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:36pm GGG:

don't forget WNYU as a premier college radio alternative in NYC area, especially during those 90s years.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:36pm Walt:

The black with rainbow color sticker resembles the Brunswick label frim the 1950s-1960s. Brunswick was a Decca subsidiary, though.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:36pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

I remember so far back in WFMU that they use to cover the Uppsala college basketball team on their airwaves
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:36pm joe:

I think there maybe some in the best of lcd which is available as a warehouse pick for a mouse of today or more.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:37pm GGG:

love seeing all the Pat Duncan reminiscences too, miss his show and all the live bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:37pm JakeGould:

Regular chickens www.youtube.com...
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:38pm Bronwyn C.:

@Ralphine: The idea that you discovered Thunk Tank via the NYTimes is making my head explode.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:39pm Robert:

Many's the time I've been the only one in the theater laughing at a point in a movie or play. Once I had people in the row in front of me turn & glare at me.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:39pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

@jakegould I use to listen to WBAI as well. And they did have some shows worth listening to like sounds of the city with Dennis Coleman and carrier wave with Sydney Smith
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:39pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Earth watch with Robert knight
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:39pm r i s k y:

"I wasn't in an altered state... My state is New Jersey". Fucking Fantastic, Wm.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:40pm mushroomjesus:

I laughed at the end of Titanic in the theater. I thought I was going to get mobbed.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:40pm P-90:

@Ralphine & Bronwyn: I'm really thrown by that NY Times/WFMU "gateway" story too
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:41pm Caryn:

@mushroomjesus: well, that whole movie is such ridiculous trash that laughter is the only sensible response.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:42pm JakeGould:

I actually still like some WBAI shows and the hosts seem nice. But I stopped listening to them a few years back after realizing I should have stopped listening to them even further back. The toxicity of WBAI makes the hosts just sound like they are constantly under siege. Not naming specific shows because I don’t even want to touch that.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:42pm Ken Weaver:

WOW, LOVE THIS TRACK!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:44pm DCE:

keep screaming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:44pm JakeGould:

Which is to say, blah blah… I give WFMU my money and support. And a hug if it needs it.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:44pm P-90:

Wbai was fun in the 60's and 70's. After that: decline, decline, decline.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:45pm dale:

wsou in staten island is good if you're a metal head
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:45pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

@jakegould in my misspent youth I listened to WBAI non stop in the 80's I know who your talking about. Those toxic hosts drove me away from WBAI in 88-89
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:45pm Caryn:

The "only some people laugh" thing at movies reminds me of how John Waters said he could look at an audience watching one of his early movies and tell at certain points who in the audience were gay and who were not, because all the gay people would laugh at a specific line and the others wouldn't. I've seen that idea in action only once at a screening of You Can't Stop The Music during Gay Pride Week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 3:46pm Andrew Waterloo:

Thanks to noise cancelling headphones I forgot I was in a room full of people when I burst out laughing at eraserhead dialogue.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:46pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

WNYU was the place for INDIE
WSOU was the home of metal or hair bands is what they call it today
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:46pm Ralphine:

I only clicked on a link to listen to a Thunk Tank sample because the name of the show struck me funny, and the link to a sample of Jones and Burns said they were a couple of Jersey fat boys.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:47pm mushroomjesus:

Failure to Forgive
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:47pm kimgland:

halbe maus spende
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:47pm DCE:

haha, damn! I have great luck with these!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:48pm JakeGould:

WLIR and WDRE for me in JHS/HS in the 1980s.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:50pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

@jakegould I couldn't get WLIR too clearly even on my Sony ghetto blaster
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:51pm JakeGould:

One of the benefits of being in Brighton Beach near Coney Island back then was clear Long Island signals. That and the knishes, boardwalk & skee ball.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:51pm BriJet:

Hello!!!
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:51pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

I hate commercials with a passion! Which is why I'll always be a listener 4 life to wfmu and the others left of the dial
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 3:56pm Tome:

this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:56pm Caryn:

Ignatz II - Electric Boogaloo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:56pm DCE:

haha
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:57pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

Does anyone remember when we had 2 classical music stations on the dial?
WQXR and WNCN
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:58pm Walt:

No love for the Kochs here, but in 2008 David H. Koch gave $100 million to renovate the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center for ballet and opera. It's now the Koch Theater.
  Thu. 3/12/15 3:59pm Robert:

When I moved into this apt. in 1986 & couldn't get WFMU unless I went outside, I too listened to a good deal of WLIR/WDRE/WLIR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 3:59pm common:

Fabio!
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:01pm Mark Williams:

my fourth pledge this Fundraiser, because I've slacked too much in recent years. For a variety of reasons, I was reminded of why a station like this matters to me, and a person like Fabio especially. Long live WFMU.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:01pm V Priceless:

this just in: NASA confirms there's hydrothermal activity, i.e. an ocean, on Jupiter's moon, Ganymede (100 miles below the surface). It also has a thin, but oxygen-rich, atmosphere, apparently. My browser not allowing me to copy and paste link here.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:02pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

@robert I had to constantly re arrange my stereos wire antenna hanging on the wall to listen to this and the other college stations it looked like a piece of artwork it was so twisted into many shapes
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:03pm assaf:

Tried to call but lines were busy, so went straight to pledge page
donated $100
keep on failing Fab
you're FABULOUS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:04pm Caryn:

@VP: interesting. I assume the liquid ocean is there for the same reason as there's one on Europa: the "kneading" effect Jupiter has during the moon's orbit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:04pm DCE:

let's all move to Ganymede!
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:06pm Ralphine:

I can't swim.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:08pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

My castle of quiet strength through failure
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:08pm Tony:

What's the goal for this show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:09pm DCE:

@ Tony, success
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:10pm Caryn:

Of course, the thin oxygen layer and oceans were known about before, but the layering of the ocean is a new discovery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:11pm coelacanth:

olá Fabio and failing comrades
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:12pm Tony:

@DCE: Well they've already made the goal then!
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:12pm Ike, food nerd:

Really more Iselin and Edison than Metuchen
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:12pm Dean:

Props to Mr. Berger for playing Gidim's cassette two or three weeks ago. I contacted the "band" (one guy in Chicago), and bought the cassette. He also burned a CD for me. It's a terrific twelve minutes.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:14pm Phillip in Brooklyn (48 years old):

I'm sure a movie maker will make a movie about NASA sending a probe to Ganymead drilling into the ice and bringing back a sample of the ocean, and then the probe explodes in earths atmosphere and turned everyone on earth into ZOMBIES!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:14pm βrian:

@coelacanth: Cicadian Rhythms! Nice. Is that a wood thrush at the beginning?
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:16pm βrian:

Irwin's right about the musical neurosis thing. I can't stand to read about music, and that's why I'm glad for WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:16pm Polyus:

There is a movie about a manned expedition to Europa. No zombies though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:17pm coelacanth:

Brian Thank you!
i believe it's a thrush, but i don't know what kind.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:17pm Robert:

I've thought sometimes about what Fabio just said. If there were no radio or Internet, these guys would be doing something like their programs, but just for themselves & a few friends getting together occasionally.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:18pm Caryn:

Of course, Arthur C. Clarke had both gaseous aliens living on Jupiter and seaweed creatures living in the oceans of Europa in 2010, but the movie ignored those bits.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:18pm Stepchild, Metuchenite:

Ike, you are so right!
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:19pm V Priceless:

@ Caryn: apparently Callisto has an ocean too, so I'm learning. Fascinating stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:19pm Carmichael:

Hi everyone. Since we're taking longevity role-call, I have been listening to FMU for almost exactly 20 years.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:21pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

FOKES!
Jeezus I swear to gawd, I'll get my pixel heart ASAP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:21pm Caryn:

Speaking of "didn't need to be remade", the Blade Runner reimagining/sequel/whatever is annoying me.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:21pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

HEY WOW, two of my favorite human beings on earth, co-hostin'!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:22pm chocolate monk:

it was paul Hession, Fabio
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:22pm βrian:

Say, how long has WFMU been streaming? It never existed before that point — in my particular reality, anyway.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:22pm TDK60:

Old topic; I still listen to WBAI, depends on the show.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:22pm Dean:

Cecil Taylor
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:23pm joe:

Steve Noble. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/steve-noble-mn0000784567/biography
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:23pm northguineahills:

@Rev: If the galaxies align correctly, I'll have my heart come May. Things look optimistically in that direction.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:24pm Polyus:

Pretty much any copy of the Solaris book you find used will have a soft-focus makeout scene from the Soderbergh remake on the cover.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:25pm βrian:

@NGH: which country must your spouse renounce?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:25pm northguineahills:

@Brian: I was able to stream a crappy tinny WFMU stream only from my office in FL in 1998 (b/c my apt didn't have the bandwidth).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:27pm coelacanth:

speaking of wfmu history, i've yet to know of anyone remembering Paul Cavenaugh or "The Immigrant"... they were 2 of my favorites and i have many cassette tapes of those two.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:29pm TDK60:

I detest those gadgets at concerts. I hate dodging gadget-maniacs on the sidewalk. It's makin' me toxic.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:29pm d¢ pät:

Here's the best: at museum, everybody, EVERYBODY there, walks up to paintings takes a picture, then walks away without looking at the real thing. I still can't believe I saw people doing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:30pm northguineahills:

@Brian: Mexico, although we're looking into options where we can both get US/Mexican citizenship down the road. It's nice to leave all options available.

1998, damn, I was still an undergrad, a working full time office job for on of my majors.. Now, after grad school 15 years ago, I'm out of work doing odd jobs, that how the dice rolls some times.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:30pm βrian:

What's with these recidivist pledgers? How do they *do* it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:31pm Polyus:

No kidding, pat. I have seen it at several museums.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:31pm common:

just saw some a sasha's work at my job today.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:32pm GGG:

Sasha Grey, fake DJ musician, please...
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:32pm Ike:

eHarmony is crypto-Christian -- bleh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:32pm northguineahills:

I cannot into grammar today, yeesh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:32pm Stepchild:

I don't remember the year (1984?) when I first listened to WFMU, but I remember the show: Drunken Brawl Music!!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:33pm βrian:

@common: Really? Are you a GOP staffer?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:34pm coelacanth:

this year there's no black woof-moo shirt,though, and mine has disappeared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:35pm common:

@brian: ha! nah, just work in a porn warehouse.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:35pm βrian:

"I don't remember the woman's name, and I don't remember the wine. But the radio, ah, the radio was WFMU?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:35pm Caryn:

@ngh: no kidding. I had more steady work and better incomes between the ages of 15-27 than I do now. And since you didn't accumulate any pension under the age of 23 in those days, my most lucrative job years didn't accrue me much in the way of a pension. *sigh*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:35pm coelacanth:

i never got that!
...KEN!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:36pm common:

with you and ngh, caryn.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:36pm TDK60:

Polyus & DC Pat. True, I was at the Metropolitan Art Museum the other day and saw folks taking quick photos like that. I did take my camera and took some shots of fave paintings. But I also sat there and stared at them for several- -to -15 minutes.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:36pm βrian:

Brooklyn, Michigan.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:36pm conkrete dawg:

Brooklyn, GA
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:39pm joe:

@dc pat I have to admit my guilt to taking photos of the Dalis in the met museum of art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:40pm coelacanth:

why would someone bother? looking at a photo of a painting is not the same. i think it's analogous to people having enormous song collections in their "devices"- just so they can say they have it. (most people.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:41pm northguineahills:

@Caryn: I haven't had a job that actually paid into a pension for the last 5 years (everyone just subcontracts freelancers anymore). I just liquidated my last retirement fund to help pay for a lawyer for our immigration interviews (and, living expenses, since I'm barely working now). That said, my former job from 15 months ago, asked me to interview in two weeks to work on the same project that was defunded. The positive, they offered me more $.

Odd coincidence. I did my BA thesis project on predicting lake flooding and drought conditions due to increases in suburbanation on a Lake Brooklyn in Clay County, FL. Two years later, I moved here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:44pm coelacanth:

i feel there's nothing wrong with taking pictures of art, so you can reflect on what you've taken in at the museum.
that's different than doing it instead of...
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:44pm joe:

mind you I spent a good half hour with each painting before I took the photo.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:44pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

HA! Coulter was my gateway DJ, in 1997...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:45pm Polyus:

I get the impression that it tends to be tourists who are trying to see everything they possibly can in the limited time they have. So I can understand where the impulse comes from. That's why I make sure to set aside enough time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:46pm northguineahills:

My parents and wife get mad at me for never taking pictures. It's sort of a problem for this immigration interview we have, but my attitude is, if you have a photographic memory, why take pics? Plus, I like the subjectivity my memory colors said pictures.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:46pm Cecile:

sad news from korea is an old blues song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:47pm Polyus:

Or. . .sometimes a piece of art moves you enough that you want to study it further at home, as joe says.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:47pm northguineahills:

Monica was the first dj I heard live (I believe, the subjectivity of my memory is fuzzy).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:47pm Caryn:

@ngh: fortunately, whenever I get brief freelance work, I can pay into my pensions. Except when the job is really small. Which is a lot of the time. So my pension statement has a nice list of jobs I don't get a pension for because I was too young, and jobs that I don't get a pension for because the pay was so small. My actual accrued pension is about 25 bucks a month right now! What with those lists, the pension statement is just a slap in the face.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:48pm coelacanth:

Polyus you're probably right.(on both points)
...and joe is innocent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:51pm Polyus:

I did get a kick out of everyone getting their pics taken next to Starry Night at MoMA the one time I was there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:51pm Caryn:

I've once asked a relative to take a pic of one particular painting that I loved at a modern art museum in the Netherlands. But I think there's a difference between taking pics of a limited number of works that you really like, and just pointing and clicking your way through a gallery without actually looking at anything.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:51pm joe:

here is the great Radio Alphabet book that Irwin oversaw the cleaning up of an rebranded for WFMU. https://archive.org/details/radioalphabet00colurich
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:51pm TDK60:

I started with WFMU so long ago, I forgot the names of DJs! Was there a Larry?
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:53pm Tony:

I take pictures of sculptures in museums sometimes since they are 3-dimensional and the context in which they are displayed can make a difference. But I don't get taking pictures of paintings. Surely you can just find a picture online of any famous painting that you would find in a major museum?
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:54pm Jherweg:

I almost died from sleep deprivation after staying up all night with with Berger and then going straight to work for 15 hours....I am dying for WFMU......and i LIKE IT!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:54pm northguineahills:

@Caryn: That sounds good! I'm looking into doing just that if everything works out. The working from out of town looked less attractive due to these immigration interviews. Everything was smooth sailing until 3 years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:55pm Caryn:

I'm a relatively recent WFMU convert. Was first introduced to the station during the Marathon in 2000 or 2001. Patton Oswalt was encouraging people to pledge, so I tuned in, liked what I heard, pledged, and that was it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:55pm coelacanth:

i don't recall which names were first for me,but Mr.Berger goes back at least almost as far as i do...he did not do a metal show.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:55pm V Priceless:

@ Polyus: sometimes a piece of art moves me to the point of wanting to move it out the back door, and directly to a wall at my place! : )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:55pm JakeGould:

Regarding taking pictures at museums and galleries, I went to a few art fairs in NYC recently. Those things are so crowed sometimes the only way you can ever “make note” of a picture is to take a pic. I’d say for every 10 works I take pics of, 1 or 2 of them I will stop to take it in. The rest are mildly interesting and it’s better to make some note of the work than wonder years later, “What was that one thing?”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:56pm JakeGould:

Also, most museums ban photos due to rights restrictions. So many times you see people taking quick shots to elude security guards. Very common practice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 4:57pm Uncle Michael:

I have photographed art in museums that's not famous enough to find online..and the exhibit card, for reference. Anything else is a concern for proving you've been there yourself. I hate crowded museums altogether, with or without cameras. Shuffling past art like a cafeteria line...I hate it so much. I only go to small exhibits on weekdays. No more blockbusters for me...ever. With cameras is generally worse. People jockeying for position. Ugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:57pm JakeGould:

I never met a four. But I have met a few eights and nines.
  Thu. 3/12/15 4:57pm Tony:

The first show I remember hearing on WFMU in 1994 was a DJ who has long since left the airwaves. I want to say he went by Jim C. He played mainly instrumentals on his show. Other gateway DJs were Dave Mandl, Bryce and Donna. And of course eventually I discovered Fabio.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:57pm Looms:

DON'T BACK DOWN!!!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:58pm Jherweg:

No retreat!! Raise the GOAL! There is going to be an avalanche of CASH a comin!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:58pm Cecile:

He directed Pineapple Express!
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 4:59pm V Priceless:

I hear you, Uncle M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:59pm JakeGould:

@Jherweg: You and William Berger need to do some show together. 1 hour talk. Done.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 4:59pm Jherweg:

What about Herschell Gordon Lewis guys?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 4:59pm JakeGould:

Honestly I like films, but I remember seeing “George Washington” when it was David Gordon Green’s big deal. Rented it and the lady at the video store gushed, “Wasn’t it great!” And I said… “Not really… It kinda wasn’t…”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:00pm Caryn:

@UncleMichael: exactly. The one pic I've had taken was from an artist I'd never heard of, and a painting most people seemed to ignore.

Photos I can live with, but the people who insist on using a flash even though there is a HUGE sign right above the painting saying "No flash photography" and a guard telling them not to use a flash because the old painting can be damaged by exposure to the flash. Take a pic if you will, but if it says "no flash" then no flash, forchrissakes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:01pm Polyus:

Plus if you take pictures of the art, the museum can't sell you a $65 souvenir book at the gift shop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:01pm JakeGould:

“Plus if you take pictures of the art, the museum can't sell you a $65 souvenir book at the gift shop.” That has far more to do with it than “damage” caused by flashes. I assure you as someone who has worked with conservators about this…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:03pm Polyus:

@Jake - sorry, bad joke. My gf is a guard, so I know the story as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:03pm JakeGould:

Art gets slowly damaged more by humidity changes and the dust/lint of humans walking by than a flash.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:03pm Uncle Michael:

In truth, the flash does no harm. That's pretty much a crock. The problem is the flash is intrusive on other people's experience.

Jake slipped in with a similar point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:04pm JakeGould:

Also, 99% of people who have cameras with flashes have 100% no idea how or when to use one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:04pm Caryn:

@JakeGould: true, but when there's enough light to take a pic without a flash, and they're fine with you taking a pic as long as you don't use a flash, then I just don't see the point in using the flash just for the heck of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:04pm Uncle Michael:

So true.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:05pm Jherweg:

PLEDGE PLEDGE PLEDGE PLEDGE PLEDGE PLEDGE!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:05pm coelacanth:

Tony, i remember a Jim -but it may've been Jim Price. he goes back a way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:05pm JakeGould:

Also, the biggest threat to art conservation comes from the artists themselves. Someone go back in time and tell Picasso to stop using housepaint. Or tell Francis Bacon to not use the untreated backs of the canvases…
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:05pm Uncle Michael:

Nothing like a stadium full of people taking flash pictures that have no effect beyond 20 feet.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:06pm mjgoins:

What is this heavy jam?
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:06pm TDK60:

Some of my museum photographs were also of other things inside the museum: an interesting stairwell with varied light. Etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:07pm coelacanth:

U M -they get some nice shots of the backs of peoples' heads though!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:07pm Dean:

I once heard Voice Farm play at Madame Wong's in LA's Chinatown. They took flash Polaroids of the audience. If I'd been on the ball, I would have posed as an etiolated Mona Lisa.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:08pm TDK60:

Uncle Michael. True! That happened at Shea Stadium Beatles show, 1965. Thousands of flashes every few seconds. Psychedelic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:08pm Bas NL:

What a great track by Peron/Liles!!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:08pm Jherweg:

That was fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:09pm JakeGould:

@UncleMichael: Homer used flash photography to stop robots in that Simpsons episode based on Jurassic Park.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:09pm Uncle Michael:

Try telling Beatles fans about the inverse square law of light...just try.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:09pm Jherweg:

Bas NL has great taste in WFMU shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:10pm coelacanth:

i can totally see taking pics of sculpture though...to take home and create a new 2-d art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:10pm Caryn:

@JakeGould: yeah, da Vinci was a genius. But his desire for a specific effect on The Last Supper meant that the work was pretty much a wreck by the mid-16th century...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:10pm JakeGould:

@UncleMichael: What insanity it must have been to be in Shea Stadium with gajillions of teenage girls screaming. Nobody heard the materials.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:11pm Uncle Michael:

They were scared by the flashes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:11pm northguineahills:

When I go to most museums, it takes me about 2.5 days to go through them all, just to absorb what's there (for large ones), I still let my wife take the occasional pics, usually for installations.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:11pm Dean:

@UM: Isn't that what "The Inner Light" is about?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:11pm JakeGould:

“Nobody heard the materials.” Uggh! Spell check… THE BEATLES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:12pm Marcel M:

Rhino records is def still there! I play up there a lot.

Hello all. FABIO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:12pm coelacanth:

rhino is still there- on church street,not main street.
  Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:12pm Ralphine:

I took a picture of Max Ernst's "Capricorn" sculpture at the National Gallery when I was in high school 'cause I didn't know if I would ever make it to Washington again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:12pm Caryn:

@JakeGould: well, their songs were their material, so it works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:13pm Cecile:

lay off those jazz cigarettes, wm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:13pm steve:

i still see the Rhino owner at the rec fair every year
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:14pm dale:

at what point do pre-pledgers get in on the swag drawings? or were we all in the first drawing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm Caryn:

@dale: I think it's the first drawing, if ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm Cecile:

ren fest
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm Jherweg:

Wm is into L>A>R>P>!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm JakeGould:

Live Action Role Playing: LARP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm coelacanth:

Marcel, are you in a band? where do you play?
we may have met!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:15pm TDK60:

I was there (Shea) and you could hear, a bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:16pm Bas NL:

@Jherweg: It's.. kind of easy listening to WFMU?
I found WFMU through Live365 at the time. It learned my taste and after a couple of weeks the tens of thousands of suggested stations had reduced to one: WFMU ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:16pm Marcel M:

Since the yee ol' days of Television
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:16pm JakeGould:

Scatman Crothers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:17pm Polyus:

No flies on William!
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:17pm V Priceless:

Miller Place is eastern Long Island
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:17pm barney.grubbs:

I am but an accidental lampooner.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:17pm Bryce:

look out, fabio

youtu.be...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:18pm JakeGould:

“Barney Miller Place” was a mid-season replacement that went toe-to-to with “Archie’s Place.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:18pm coelacanth:

i had a date in little falls once. i met her at maxwell's. it wasn't great!
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:19pm V Priceless:

@ Bryce: where did you find those 'Game of Thrones" outtakes? Wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:19pm steve:

that is one classy ren fair video
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:20pm Uncle Michael:

Foe me, being in the same comments as Bryce is like being on the dark side of the moon.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:20pm Jherweg:

Turn your hat around like "Lincoln Hawke" and take it OVER THE TOP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:20pm northguineahills:

Someone win the Holy Mountain sndtrk, please!
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:21pm V Priceless:

@ UM - maybe 'Journey To The Far Side of The Sun'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:21pm Caryn:

I do love the ladies applauding the victorious LARPer. Some may call that guy a virgin nerd, but he's so getting laid that night.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:22pm ted:

going to see Holy Mountain here at a theatre in Toronto tonight....very cool
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:22pm Sem Chumbo:

*Don't lightning bolt me, bro.*
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:23pm RZ:

Love Santa Sangre & HM. His new movie is really good, too! Jodorowsky pretty much rules.
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:23pm V Priceless:

haha Sem - nice one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:24pm Marcel M:

I mean then you could call Bushwick Queens. And it aint!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:24pm Cecile:

did you just sing part of Al Stewart's On The Border, Wm?
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:24pm GGG:

Dude, Ridgewood is fucking Queens. Please don't be a new jack about this, you know better, Fabio..
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:26pm Marie:

@ bRYce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDdTB1GzHJw

Watching these makes me feel better about myself.... is that sad?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:26pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Ridgewood NJ aka Upper East Side West.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:26pm Tommy:

Check out Jodorowsy's Dune for an interesting look into the mind of this great filmmaker.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:26pm TDK60:

Well, it's Spain technically. It's Catalonia also, and they have their own language, Catalan.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:26pm ga01:

Barcelona is Catalonia NOT iSpain!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:27pm Marcel M:

ga01: Not quite yet!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:27pm Dean:

Amo, amas, amat
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:28pm TDK60:

Marcel: Not quite *again* yet.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:28pm Dean:

"We gotta protect complete morons!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:29pm Marcel M:

@TDK60: True, that had it for a bit there didn't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:29pm Polyus:

Jesus I was taking a big drink of water when he said that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:29pm JakeGould:

“I’ve got to protect the purity of my nachos!”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:29pm Marcel M:

they* not that
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:30pm ga01:

always been catalonia, the spanish thing?, we'll work it out : )
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:30pm Jherweg:

The old staff trick of "I'll pledge to your show if you pledge to mine" I always fall for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:31pm Marcel M:

Hehe. Fair enough ga01. Is that where you reside? My wife is from there. Love it over there.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:31pm Sem Chumbo:

*it seems Catalonia wishes to sugar its own churro.*
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:32pm ga01:

I'm from there, now I live in Harlem, NY. Salut!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:32pm djelrock:

Catalunya if you are going to be literal. Catalonia is the Spanish word and they don't like that, oh no Señor.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:33pm Marie:

Barthelona! I had a wonderful time there. Met some really neat people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:33pm JakeGould:

@ga01: Harlem is not a city in New York! Harlem is a part of Manhattan which is borough in the city of New York!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:33pm djelrock:

It'l calling the "Basque Country" Pais Vasco and not Euskadi, right ga?
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:34pm conkrete dawg:

Clay!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:34pm djelrock:

Crash the party Clay!
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:35pm ga01:

thx JakeGould
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:35pm Marcel M:

I thought the same thing about Clay!!!! I thought the music was a joke hahaha.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:36pm ga01:

djelrock: Euskadi is the vasc word.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:36pm P-90:

Clay is NOT "dry" and ironic, he's 100% sincere, that's his secret weapon
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:36pm JakeGould:

Clay is anti-Irony.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:36pm Uncle Michael:

It's never occurred to me that people might think Clay's kidding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:38pm JakeGould:

@UncleMichael: I started using the words “beautiful” and “lovely” non-ironically a few years back because I was getting sick of NYC cynicism. Some people think I am screwing around. Nope. That]s the sick part of NYC: People think anything that is positive is a joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:38pm Caryn:

@P-90: true. Absolute sincerity baffles a lot of people, just because people are so cynical that they can't comprehend that someone might be totally sincere about something. A large swathe of movies seems to be based on this premise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:39pm Marcel M:

Thats the thing I love about NYC Jake.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:39pm Marcel M:

And I just said a positive statement... not cynically... or did I....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:39pm Uncle Michael:

Clay listens to the people he interviews. He's amazing.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm Looms:

Volcano The Bear! I so heartfully love their work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm Marcel M:

For me it was just hearing the music he played on WFMU and assuming it was a joke. Nothing too deep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm JakeGould:

In fact I was on the subway and some guy brings his beagle on. And then starts feeding her Cheez Puffs. I just smiled and said, “That is beautiful…’ Because it was/is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm Marcel M:

Love the pidge
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm Marcel M:

@Jake: hahahah... that does seem like a beautiful sight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Strength Through Pledging
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:42pm JakeGould:

@MarcelM: The thing is I was born and raised in NYC. And you get people moving here who think that being “negative” and “cynical” is what being a New Yorker is. But is has more to do with just being honest at all times. If something sucks, say it sucks… If you say something is nice, it’s nice… Simple…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:43pm Marcel M:

True Jake.. I'm from the area myself. Lots of hacks move here. Lots of cool folks too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm Greg from Bloomfield:

I tried to listen to Hot 97 on my drive to the train and it was literally commercials for 8 minutes. I had completely forgotten what the outside world was like...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm Rory:

I don't hear music on commercial radio. I just hear shit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm Marcel M:

Actually the other day, I took stock of my closest friends, and they are all from the tri state area, or another country.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm P-90:

... Spanish station, Spanish station, Phil Schaap talkathon, Spanish station...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm coelacanth:

there's no r & no b in today's "r & b".
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm Marie:

Yeah Caryn, and anyone who is sincere a lot is portrayed as being kind of child-like. Shows you the shallwness of much mainstream media. Profit motive =sh*T
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm TDK60:

There are some good music stations in the NYC area. WKCR plays some good jazz and classical. WNYU has some out-like stuff or indie rock sometimes. WNYE has some world music/ethnic shows.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:44pm Marcel M:

@Greg: I had a similar experience in a cab with KTU.. they were talking about some product as if they actually loved/used it.. it was crazy. But I guess thats normal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:45pm Marcel M:

These two are cute together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:46pm dale:

i cried when the american standards station turned to disney.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:46pm anastasia:

i do have a car, and it does suck parking it in ridgewood. oh cool, i won a cd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:47pm JakeGould:

@Anastasia: Ridgewood, Queens, NY right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:48pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Agreed, Marcel– this has been one of my favorite DJ pairings yet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:48pm steve:

"was he juliened?" hahahha
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:48pm V Priceless:

WNYC's 'New Sounds' was always a reliable source for interesting music, going back to the early 80's. WNYC was where I first discovered Joe Frank, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:48pm Marcel M:

Yeah RW is rough for parking... Bushwick is okay but getting worse and worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:49pm Uncle Michael:

Popeil Pocket DJ
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:49pm TDK60:

Fabio's co-host sounds like the beer has taken effect.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:49pm Dean:

Ron Popiel is among the quick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:49pm dale:

i thought that was funny too - fabio probably only remembers the pocket fisherman
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:50pm Rory:

Hey Wm., bring the Pidge back to the Castle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:50pm coelacanth:

tupac was julienned...now he's tenpac.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:50pm Dean:

Beer with a straw? Now that's funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:51pm dale:

fabio - remember 'get your jimmy thicker, with colt malt liquor?'
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:51pm barney.grubbs:

looks like it was midnight dragon. the ad is down the page here: faithfulreaders.com...
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm djelrock:

Yup. I believe you. You'd only c those in the hood. Just like the courveisier ads.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm Dean:

Midnight Dragon: http://bit.ly/1GxavOA
Avatar    Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm Guido from Cologne:

Another version of the poster,
but anyway:
kihm7.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm Caryn:

That was an ad for Midnight Dragon
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm roland:

I remember that "suck on this" poster
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm Uncle Michael:

Poster:

kihm7.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm JakeGould:

@barney.grubbs: Yes! kihm7.files.wordpress.com...
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:52pm Dean:

https://kihm7.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/ml-poster-suck.jpg
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:53pm Uncle Michael:

Googling fiends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:53pm JakeGould:

And the feminists shot the ad down. Bummer! books.google.com...
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:53pm Dean:

Actually, I remember the URL from a couple years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:53pm Uncle Michael:

Great show guys...heading for the car.
Avatar Thu. 3/12/15 5:53pm barney.grubbs:

I don't remember seeing the ad on the west coast, but I can remember the sickly sweet flavor of the stuff. Only Laser malt liquor was nastier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:54pm Cheri Pi:

Midnight Dragon was my college beer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:54pm JakeGould:

The backstory is pretty funny, “Of course, one cannot discuss sex and malt liquor without a bow to Don Vultaggio and John Ferolito. These two young men from Brooklyn came up the hard way. After high school, they scraped together $200 and bought a VW bus to deliver beer to places avoided by timid truckers, stores in neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant. By 1982, the pair had 25 trucks and a decade of experience delivering refreshment in these less than pastoral settings. Vultaggio and Ferolito learned what their customers wanted because they were on the street with them every day.

One day they asked themselves why they were delivering other people’s beer when they could contract to brew their own and profit as both wholesalers and brewers. In 1986, they formed the Hornell Brewing Company and introduced Midnight Dragon Special Reserve Malt Liquor.

What they lacked in marketing power, they made up for in audacity. Their first poster featured a woman sipping Midnight Dragon through a straw. The caption read, “I could SUCK on this all night.”

You didn’t need a gypsy to read those tea leaves. When women’s groups protested, Ferolito told the Wall Street Journal, “Real men like sex and sex sells beer.” In fact, 22 separate groups protested the poster. Propelled by its notoriety, Midnight Dragon sold like hotcakes with malt syrup. As a cultured touch, its cans and bottles were emblazoned with an elegant crest and Latin inscription, “Epulis Accumbere Divum” (line 79 from the first book of Vergil’s Aeneid, “To recline at the feast of the gods”). For those eager to recline, Vultaggio and Ferolito delivered their new brew by the truckload — three million cases of Midnight Dragon annually.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:54pm Cecile:

bye! Go sober up, Wm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:55pm coelacanth:

still? my father used to get that home liquor- well,everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:56pm northguineahills:

@Jake: I use fun, beautiful, and other adjectives and a lot of pretentious assholes get offended, b/c they think I'm being sarcastic, when I'm being genuine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:57pm Caryn:

@barney.grubbs: on that page you posted, for some reason the tag line of "Open up! with... Budweiser Malt Liquor" seems totally dirty now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:58pm JakeGould:

Honesty is a powerful weapon. <-- Future inspiring camp counselor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:58pm redkayak:

Look at the bright side: if you bat .470 you're in the Hall of Fame :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 3/12/15 5:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Congrats, Cheri Pi!
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:59pm cheri pi:

yay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 5:59pm JakeGould:

@northguineahills: To be fair, when I have been pushed into a corner—sometimes physically—by an a-hole I will just say, “You are so fucking cute!” and squeeze their arm. No more effective way to defuse an a-hole than by acting like a sitcom ditz.
  Thu. 3/12/15 5:59pm ?:

50%!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 6:00pm JakeGould:

The glass is 1/2 full.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 6:01pm dale:

poop - one year i won something on fabs show. it's been downhill since.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 6:02pm JakeGould:

Strength Through Failure, Dale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 6:03pm dale:

HAH - you funny.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Thu. 3/12/15 6:05pm northguineahills:

@Jake: At this point in my life, I'm pretty sure I'm a sitcom ditz.
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