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Options August 19, 2015: I don't care about the planet. I care about the furniture.

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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 ()
Tame Impala  Reality in Motion   Options Currents  0:03:33 ()
The Alan Bown  Toyland   Options Outward Bown  0:07:43 ()
The Clean  Platypus   Options Anthology  0:10:23 ()
Klaus Beyer  Sieh dir mal den Hamster an / Lied der Liebe   Options Unvergessliche Jahre  0:13:33 ()
4 to the Bar  Baby Elephant Walk   Options Club Royale  0:16:39 ()
 
Waterfall Person  Come Together   Options Waterfall Hits!  0:23:13 ()
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages  The Claw   Options Under the Savage Sky  0:26:58 ()
Go Home Productions  Drive My Romeo   Options Sleazy Egyptian EP  0:29:07 ()
Jeremy Wallace   Gotta Get Back   Options She Used to Call Me Honey  0:32:48 ()
The La's  Timeless Melody (Mike Hedges Version)   Options The La's (Deluxe Edition)  0:36:37 ()
 
Spirit  Space Child   Options The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus  0:45:23 ()
Belle & Sebastian  The Cat with the Cream   Options Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance  0:48:15 ()
Ben Mason  As the Music Fades   Options She'd Need a Heart  0:53:32 ()
 
Count Basie & His Orchestra  Nasty Magnus   Options Li'l Ol' Groovemaker  2:05:55 ()
Arwen Lewis  Someday   Options Arwen  2:11:33 ()
The Passionate & Objective Jokerfan  Song That Is About Courtney Barnett. Music Always!   Options Stupid People Hate These Songs Because They're Dumb  2:14:18 ()
Thunderclap Newman  Hollywood #2   Options Hollywood Dream  2:15:37 ()
Steely Dan  Rose Darling   Options Katy Lied  2:18:44 ()
Dead Meadow  Such Hawks Such Hounds   Options Feathers  2:21:37 ()
Mar-Tie, The Avant-Garde Grandpa  Side B, Track 4 (Mea Deserets)   Options The Avant-Garde Grandpa (Free Music Archive)  2:25:08 ()
Ljova  Old Men / Hillbillies   Options Lost in Kino  2:29:46 ()
Adam Sliwinski  Points Among Lines (With Occasional Tantrum)   Options Etudes for Prepared Digital Piano, Composed by Dan Trueman  2:33:52 ()
 
Lee Morgan  Boy, What a Night   Options The Sidewinder  2:42:17 ()
Tears for Fears  Break It Down Again   Options Elemental  2:49:33 ()
Derek Clegg  The Lean   Options Faces (Free Music Archive)  2:54:34 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:01pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Hi Irwin!
Avatar Wed. 8/19/15 3:02pm V Priceless:

Hey Irwin!

Happy Birthday, Joe Frank! Woo!
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:02pm Listening Out There:

"Queen of diamonds"
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:03pm Irwin:

Helly, Bronwon.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:04pm Alison Porchnik:

Always use a coaster!
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:05pm Irwin:

Respect the wood!
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:05pm Bronwyn Bishop:

My cousins called me Bronwon when they were little.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 3:06pm Alison Porchnik:

Tibet Almond Stick.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:12pm JakeGould:

Hello Irwin, Bronwyn, V Priceless, Alison and others!

@Bronwyn: Anyone who is cousins with a seal has my admiration.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:12pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Would you say they have your seal of approval?
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:14pm JakeGould:

@Bronwyn: I’m not trying to be obvious about it.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:15pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I can never not hear the Space Lady when I hear this song
Avatar Wed. 8/19/15 3:15pm V Priceless:

yo JakeG!
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:16pm Wilde:

Geist Riders!!
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:17pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Im Himmel!
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:17pm DatumTrek:

Yippe thai yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 3:17pm Alison Porchnik:

Just what do I need to know about the hamster?
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:19pm Dean:

I hum this tune probably a dozen times a day.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:20pm jfreeman:

loving the show so far!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:21pm Parq:

That's it -- I'm changing the name of my autobiography to "Just What Do I Need to Know About the Hamster".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:21pm Uncle Michael:

whee
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:22pm Listening Out There:

Ah. "Whee" is a four-letter word. Remember the FCC...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:24pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Good old Waterfall Person
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:24pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I like this better than the original
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:25pm Irwin:

"Bronwyn" has a structural similarity to "Brooklyn," but they are otherwise dissimilar.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:25pm Dean:

The Beadles!
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:26pm Bronwyn Bishop:

See, that's why I need to move to Brooklyn. Structural similarities. I'll bring that up next time my parents try to dissuade me.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:28pm Listening Out There:

"Bronwyn" has a structural similarity to "Irwin," but they are otherwise dissimilar.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:28pm βrian:

The little red book:
www.worldcat.org...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:31pm Bronwyn Bishop:

I like this Beatles motif
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'On Her Majesty's Satanic Secret Service' - by C.S. Fleming Jagger-Richards-Jones. Just don't ask about the Hamster. W/ whom I am otherwise dissimilar.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:32pm Ted Kennedy:

Baby, you should have drove my car.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:33pm Woo:

Honored by their country....whatever Ed Sullivan said at Shea Stadium.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:35pm Dean:

Satan's Secret Service, in league with sibilants
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:35pm berbo:

I enjoyed the sequel, "On Her Majesty's Satanic Secret Service Station to Station", i which the Shell Answer Man fixes your TVC15.
Avatar Wed. 8/19/15 3:36pm V Priceless:

nice one, berbo
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:38pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Clearly the Satan/Santa conspiracy theorists are on to something: ugc-01.cafemomstatic.com...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:39pm Irwin:

Damn, tried to edit, inadvertently deleted. Blame Santa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The La's ! ...what's an 'Oasis'??...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:42pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Don't forget to hit me up about research assistance!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:44pm rrg:

Wikipedia says:

"The album was released in 1990 on Go! Discs in the United Kingdom and in 1991 on London Records in the United States. The album was praised by critics and embraced by fans. It was the result of nearly three years in the studio with a string of acclaimed producers. Each attempted to capture the sound sought by Lee Mavers, the lead singer and principal songwriter of the band.

Unfortunately, due to Mavers' exacting expectations, the sound eluded each of the producers, and the album eventually released was immediately disowned by the band.

A new version of the album, recorded by Mike Hedges (who has also worked with U2, Manic Street Preachers and The Cure) was found on a cassette, this new version was digitally remastered and released for the first time as part of The La's: Deluxe Edition.

This edition also includes previously unreleased archive recordings and radio sessions by the band, as well as deluxe packaging and expanded sleevenotes. The GLR session is a mono reproduction of the right channel only from the original stereo broadcast."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:46pm Parq:

My lawyer tells me that there is no such thing as a free will. Then she billed me for the time it took her to tell me that.
Avatar Wed. 8/19/15 3:46pm V Priceless:

great Spirit track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The band Cast, w/ John Powers from The La's, was pretty good too. Guess what Lee Mavers thot about them.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:49pm Irwin:

This song goes out to Beans from Jack.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 3:50pm Alison Porchnik:

I know Beans is listening with perfectly restored hearing.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:51pm Irwin:

Yeah, there was always that one little problem.
  Wed. 8/19/15 3:53pm Dean:

If you can't irrevocably trust a lawyer, who can you trust?
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:54pm Irwin:

Satan never let me down.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:56pm Irwin:

Thanks for the La's backstory, rrg. Now can you explain the apostrophe in the band's name?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 3:57pm rrg:

That bothers me too, and always has.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 3:58pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Indie-ish pop group the Mowgli's have the same issue
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 4:01pm Ike:

At least the La's have an excuse: Everyone would pronounce it "Las" as in "Las Vegas" instead of as in multiple "La"s if they didn't have the apostrophe. The Mowgli's (sic) (I'm shuddering at having to type it that way) have no such excuse and should be thrown out an airlock near the Planet of Angry English Teachers.
  Wed. 8/19/15 4:04pm Dean:

Ike's explanation is more or less in accord with Chicago Manual, which prescribes, "To aid comprehension, lowercase letters form the plural with an apostrophe and an s." The example CM provides is "x's and y's," i.e., plurals of single lowercase letters, but the rationale seems the same. "Mowgli's" is expressly forbidden.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 4:05pm JakeGould:

The Lo’s
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 4:05pm Stanley:

Single malt? You gotta be joking!
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 4:09pm βrian:

Joe's lists are listing to port.
  Wed. 8/19/15 4:15pm Courtney of Morris:

So happy they are playing joe frank again
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 4:15pm Lewis:

I am indeed happy to be amongst those who listen to wfmu. It pleases me to no end to glance over at the comments to find a well presented discussion on the use of punctuation in band names! (even if it may subject my own careless attention to grammar to ridicule)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 4:18pm Ike:

There was a Strand Theatre? Was it related to the bookstore?

Ike answers his own question: Looks like it wasn't: cinematreasures.org...
  Wed. 8/19/15 4:34pm Courtney of Morris:

Fmu needs a joe frank event at Monty Hall
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 4:42pm Webhamster Henry:

If we can't get the man himself, a live show with WFMU DJs would be nice. Actually, a lot of his shows have him or other actors on the phone, so he can phone it in.
  Wed. 8/19/15 4:54pm berbo:

This is just an homage to the "Cheese Shop" sketch, no?
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 4:55pm Irwin:

That is correct, berb.
  Wed. 8/19/15 4:56pm Anonymous Coward:

I've been in and out of this Joe Frank Episode, so I'm mostly just catching these guys at the bar talking about what the bar doesn't have.... berbo just beat me to the Cheese Shop observation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 4:56pm bobdoesthings:

this is making me thirsty..
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:02pm berbo:

Personally, I really like Goldfish, dating back to a weekend at the Philly Folk Festival some decades ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 5:04pm Ike:

No Kelly Jones, no peace! No Kelly Jones, no peace!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...90° - not 180°?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 5:06pm Alison Porchnik:

It should never be aligned with the seam because this increases the chances for spillage and leaks.
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:06pm Anonymous Coward:

Thats actually quite smart Irwin, that seam is gonna be prone to leak.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 5:08pm Ike:

180° F is for green tea, not coffee.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:08pm Irwin:

I drink the coffee quickly enough that it won't leak. I just can't bear the feel of the cup seam on my lip. I also turn around the lampshade here in the studio so the seam doesn't face the DJ.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:09pm Irwin:

RRN63: No, 90 degrees, not 180. That would be pathological.
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:10pm Anonymous Coward:

Well obviously the lampshade seam is going to be prone to leak evile spirtes into the DJs brain. Dont be crazy Irwin, you're not crazy at all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/19/15 5:11pm bobdoesthings:

I'm with you Irwin, people who have the seam of their lampshades in visible.. ugh! FIX IT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:16pm rrg:

I've missed Matt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:17pm rrg:

I bought his New Jersey album.
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:17pm ian:

the courtney backlash begins?
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:18pm Listening Out There:

This Thunderclap Newman produced by...Pete Townshend?
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:18pm Irwin:

Matt has sold so many downloads, he's a multi-billionaire and recently purchased Google and Hooli - with CASH.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:20pm Irwin:

LOT: Yep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:20pm rrg:

And this new Matt album has 90 songs. NINETY! Only 7 bucks on cdbaby.com.
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:21pm Listening Out There:

Thank you, Mr. Host Sir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:22pm Parq:

Katy Lied and Countdown to Ecstasy -- mmm, can't beat 'em.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:23pm Irwin:

What about Royal Scam?
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:23pm ian:

word irwin, royal scam is a cohesive whole despite having few radio singles
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:24pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Matt has a podcast: recordings.talkshoe.com...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:25pm Irwin:

The only thing I don't like about RS is that's when Michael McDonald began intruding on the vocals. An unwelcome development.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@rrg: ...that's a song for every ° the lid is turned...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:35pm rrg:

"Digital" prepared piano?
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:36pm Irwin:

Actually prepared digital piano. My syntactical dyslexia, now corrected.
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:38pm Listening Out There:

Some info about that piano: Like the prepared piano, the prepared digital piano feels just like a piano under the hands and often sounds like one, but it is full of surprises; instead of bolts and screws stuck between the piano strings, virtual machines of various sorts adorn the virtual strings of the digital piano, transforming it into an instrument that pushes back, sometimes like a metronome, other times like a recording played backwards. The virtual strings also tighten and loosen on the fly, dynamically tuning in response to what is played. (http://manyarrowsmusic.com/)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:39pm Mike East:

digital piano like a disklavier?
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:40pm Listening Out There:

Me, I likes my piano prepared medium rare.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:42pm Mike East:

just realized...Hooli is the fake company from Silicon Valley.
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:42pm Webhamster Henry:

manyarrowsmusic.com...
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:44pm Irwin:

Mike: Hooli is not fake! hooli.xyz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:49pm Mike East:

nice, Irwin. And thanks for that link Harry and LOT. That's a pretty interesting concept.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 5:53pm rrg:

"Elemental" (1993).
Avatar    Wed. 8/19/15 5:55pm Irwin:

thx rrg
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:58pm Laura L:

Thx for nice show--work overload... need one of those pitchforks like they give out at Satan's Secret Service!
  Wed. 8/19/15 5:59pm Listening Out There:

This is a great transition...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/19/15 6:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Thx Mr. Irwin.
Avatar Fri. 8/21/15 2:52pm MikeY:

eviltwistedtunes.blogspot.com...
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