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Options March 7, 2016: 2016 Marathon Show #1 with Special Co-host Station Manager Ken!

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band  High Castle Rock   Options     0:00:00 ()
Betty Davis  This Is It   Options     0:12:43 ()
James Brown  It's a Man's Man's Man's Man's World   Options Love Power Peace  First prize up for grabs today: 3 LP set!  0:21:01 ()
Thelma Houston  Jumpin' Jack Flash   Options Feels Like the First Time: Soul Artists Cover Classic Rock Hits  Pledges of $75 or more get you this 2-CD set, my 2016 marathon premium!  0:26:14 ()
The Isley Brothers  It's Your Thing   Options The RCA Victor and T-Neck Masters: 1959-1983  Anyone who pledge a Mouse of Today pledge gets in the running for this monster 23-CD set!  0:36:50 ()
Patrick Cowley  5 oz. of Funk   Options Muscle Up  This is the prize currently up for pledges of any size!  0:38:58 ()
Rosebud  Free Four   Options Discoballs: A Tribute to Pink Floyd    0:43:01 ()
Patrick Cowley  Pigfoot   Options Muscle Up  We're about to give it away!!  0:46:46 ()
Sharda  Hotel Mein Bottle   Options Bombay Disco 2  Next prize up for grabs: pledge of $15 or more gets you in the running!  0:56:07 ()
Carl Hall  Need Somebody to Love   Options Feels Like the First Time: Soul Artists Cover Classic Rock Hits  $75 or more gets you my 2-CD premium and our beautiful new T-shirt  1:00:56 ()
The Isley Brothers  Nobody But Me   Options The RCA Victor and T-Neck Masters: 1959-1983    1:03:50 ()
Asha Bhosle  Pass Aao Na   Options Bombay Disco 2  Last chance!  1:08:43 ()
Nur Azilah and Desa Bersaudara  Ayah...Kini ku Bercinta   Options Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970  Prize now up for grabs for pledges of $75 or more!  1:18:41 ()
The Wedding Present  Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme from "Cheers")   Options     1:21:16 ()
Azizah Mohamed and Orkes Nirwana  Surga Idaman   Options Pop Yeh Yeh: Psychedelic Rock from Singapore and Malaysia 1964-1970  Soon to go away!  1:23:25 ()
Kirk Douglas  No Chopped Chicken Liver!   Options   "Ace in the Hole" DVD--next prize for pledges of $15 for more!  1:32:20 ()
Anarchic System  Popcorn   Options single  Support singles on WFMU!  1:35:22 ()
The Waitresses  Square Pegs (Theme Song from the Television Series "Square Pegs")   Options single    1:38:03 ()
Skip James  Devil Got My Woman   Options     1:48:34 ()
Merry Clayton  Gimme Shelter   Options Feels Like the First Time: Soul Artists Cover Classic Rock Hits    1:51:25 ()
The Isley Brothers  Work to Do   Options The RCA Victor and T-Neck Masters: 1959-1983  Not many people in the running for this mammoth box: MOT pledge might make it YOURS!  1:55:12 ()
Ryley Walker  Primrose Green   Options Primrose Green  Prize up for grabs now!  2:09:06 ()
The Isley Brothers  Hello, It's Me   Options The RCA Victor and T-Neck Masters: 1959-1983    2:13:01 ()
Ryley Walker  Griffiths Bucks Blues   Options Primrose Green    2:17:48 ()
Maxine Weldon  Maggie's Farm   Options Feels Like the First Time: Soul Artists Cover Classic Rock Hits  $75 or more gets you one!  2:20:28 ()
Trader Horne  Sheena   Options Morning Way  Next prize you can get...now! The "original" Sheena!  2:31:23 ()
Dusty Springfield  Tupelo Honey   Options Feels Like the First Time: Soul Artists Cover Classic Rock Hits  I'm very proud of my premium this year...I think you'll like it!  2:33:51 ()
Esmerine  Funambule (Deux Pas de Serein)   Options Lost Voices  Another prize up for any pledge of $15 or more! A great record!!  2:38:21 ()
Trader Horne  In My Loneliness   Options Morning Way    2:53:20 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 9:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yip yip yip
Pledge pledge pledge
Boing boing boing
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:05am cory:

morrissey want to be mayor? www.independent.co.uk...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:05am Gary:

Yay, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:05am cory:

oh yeah, PLEDGE
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:05am Jeff Golick:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:06am V Priceless:

Hey Joe! Happy 'thon!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:06am Joe McG:

Here we go, friends! Call or pledge online, we need you now.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:07am MD:

Tyme to Raise the LOOT!!! 'Cause we all give a HOOT!!! THE FUNEST MARTHON AROUND!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:09am doctorjazz:

OK guys, I get it, have to pick up something by Chris Forsyth...
Go Joe!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:10am Caryn:

@cory: so, it would be Morrissey vs Eddie Izzard? That would certainly make for a more interesting election process than usual.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:11am doctorjazz:

I'll say it again, reminds me of Television.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:11am doctorjazz:

In a good way...(Forsyth, that is)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:12am JakeGould:

Where’s Dusty the Chinchilla in the midst of all of this money grubbing?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:12am Chris M.:

is this my show?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:13am cory:

@Caryn: Prime Minister Morrissey meets with President West to discuss the Middle East.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:13am Greg from ZONE 5:

Yes! YES! Yes yes yes yes yes yes…
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:14am Marcel M:

  Mon. 3/7/16 9:14am KP:

Good Monday morning to you, Joe.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:14am Marcel M:

Oh snap and Ken. Hi Ken.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:16am annie:

good morning!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:16am Chris M.:

no, definitely Joe's show. good luck!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 9:16am -Ken:

Hey everybody!
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:17am Glenn M:

I'm getting an error when trying to pledge. anyone else?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:17am cory:

a wild Ken appears
attack magic
run items
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:18am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Joe, Ken, everyone!
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:18am Brendan:

I like Betty's 'This is it' better than Kenny Loggins version
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:18am annie:

oh cool, just opened the email to see my pledge for this year has been renewed.. !! woot!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:18am Michael:

Joe - got the renewal letter finally. I'll try to follow the instructions correctly!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:20am Caryn:

@cory: I can just see Morrissey running for PM and explaining that unlike Cameron, he has never done anything unseemly with a dead pig, what with being vegan and all.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:22am cory:

i was drinking tea when i read that. now i have to change my shirt. thanks
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:26am cklequ:

Is there a co-host schedule posted anywhere this year? I don't seem to be able to find it..
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:30am dcp:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:30am Guido from Cologne:


Check the pledge form please!
No fun!
US-Stae required for German listeners?
Still get errors!
Will send screenshot to Ken!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:32am djsheilab:

Hello Monday morning! And Joe! And Ken! And all! Loving all the marathon action + the HEAVY tunes.
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:33am winterzwiebeln:

hi - so if you are an existing swag for life member, is it possible to get in the running for different show prize draws and get premiums without sending another payment on top of your existing pledge? or do you put a payment through mentioning you are already swag for life and get it refunded? (that’s just my guess)
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:35am Glenn M:

just put the pledge in and click bill me later and it wont effect your swag for life as long as you dont put in cc info you went get charged
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:35am Marcel M:

360? Did we cut five days off the year?!???!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:37am Marcel M:

the Jandek cds should all get shipped to a random listener at the end of the marathon. One has to pledge at least a mouse pledge to get opted out of possibly getting all of them.
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:37am winterzwiebeln:

thanks glenn!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:39am Joe McG:

I have a feeling that some WFMU listeners would prefer the 71 Jandek CDs, which is why I love this place.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:41am Marcel M:

True Joe! We just like to poke fun at poor Jandek sometimes on Ken's show.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:44am People Like Us:

You leave the US state blank, Guido, and then scroll to Germany on the scroller below. Did you do that?
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:45am Polyus:

!!!!! Best Pink Floyd cover ever
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:50am Brendan:

Any Conway Twiitty on that Patrick Cowley CD?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:54am Asheville Jon:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:55am Asheville Jon:

man, that station is such crap now
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:55am Jeff Golick:

...all us Jeffs look alike to you, eh, Ken? I think that pledge might've been mine (GTDR Jeff) and not fellow Jeff, Avant Ghetto Jeff. JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD~!

Btw, I got an error message when pledging...and tried several more times...I'll be curious to learn how much I ultimately pledged.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:57am annie:

i want to put my name in for the isley brothers cd-set... but, not. your sales promotion has enticed me to want to.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:57am Marcel M:

ME NO DRINK MAN!!! Is it so?! haha!

Haha.. that was great.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:58am Marcel M:

At least I think thats what was said..
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:58am Asheville Jon:

yes, I remember the Z-95. even had one of their license plates. i also grew up in an area outside Allentown.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 9:58am Joe McG:

@annie; It's a doozie, possibly the biggest prize in terms of sheer volume that we're giving out this marathon!
  Mon. 3/7/16 9:59am Susan C.:

Allentown! I had a radio show at one of the colleges there, early 80's. I hope you didn't hear me. It was amateur but I did play a selection better than you'd find on ZZO.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:00am Joe McG:

@Susan: I wonder if I heard you? What station?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:01am Brian in UK:

Hello Joe and Ken.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:02am OTB:

Hey Joe, I keep having problems with the online plege-o-matic. I fill everything out, ask it to send me a bill, and then I get the "error processing your pledge" message. Is this because I'm a bum and can't pay right now? Is it because I'm ugly? Both?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:02am Asheville Jon:

Susan: I also did radio shows on WMUH, Muhlenberg College's radio station, as part of the LVCBA when the students were not in session
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:02am Marcel M:

  Mon. 3/7/16 10:02am Susan C.:

WMUH. I was part of the group that filled in during the winter and summer breaks.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am doctorjazz:

that Somebody to Love just blasted me from the first notes!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am Marcel M:

Hey Joe, remember when I told you I didn't want any premiums this year cuz I had no more space? Yr not helping!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am Asheville Jon:

Me too Susan
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am joe:

'Ello folks
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am annie:

ok, fine, i put my name in... it's tough marcel, and it's only day one!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:03am Joe McG:

@OTB: Hm, I'm not sure what's happening! Hopefully someone in the office can look into it!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:04am Brian in UK:

@Marcel M Be strong.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:04am Asheville Jon:

Susan, do you remember Mr. Mark?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:04am jeannova:

I second that about having trouble with online pledging.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:04am Bas NL:

(Pledge form doesn't process properly!! Probably due to international addressing like Guido experienced earlier..)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:05am Mike VL:

Yes, same here....not allowing pledges online. At least the way I am trying...which is Firefox. :(
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:05am Joe McG:

I'm sorry you guys are having trouble...maybe try another browser or if you're local, call us at 1-800-989-9368. We have nice people here to talk to!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:05am MattBelow:

No, no, no nobody like Joe in the morning. Bringin' the groove!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:05am Bas NL:

Me's firefox too..
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:05am Joe McG:

We may also have an international number...Ken?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:06am Susan C.:

That's you, Ashville Jon? Remember Suzy Q Public?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:06am Listener Robert:

Somebody must've remarked already, but...did Nachum give $ away? The odometer went back from 10% last night to 9%.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:09am Joe McG:

Hang in there, folks, it looks like the IT folks are fixing it now, so it should be working again for you soon, I hope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 10:09am -Ken:

International callers can dial 201-413-9368
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 10:09am -Ken:

Robert, I made a correction to the total
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:09am Asheville Jon:

No, I'm not Mr. Mark. He died many years ago.
Not sure if I remember you Susan, sorry. Some names I do recall are: Neil Hever, Lunar Ladder (I think he still does a show?), Furphy. Used to go to the meetings in Bethlehem and then hit the Funhouse (after going to the record store).
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:10am djsheilab:

How have I missed this Bombay Disco comp? It's fantastic!!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:11am Joe McG:

Both volumes are amazing, Sheila! I think you're about due to start collecting from India, don't you think? :)
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:12am Brendan:

Sounds great! Disco galloping horse . With laser pew pew pew sounds .
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:14am annie:

i hope they wrote "Asheville", btw
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:15am Cecile:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:15am annie:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:15am Brian in UK:

Broke but not broken
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:15am Cecile:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:16am Mike VL:

Alright...it went through! PITY PLEDGE 4evr!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:16am Cecile:

I pledged before. It's like eating a full meal before you go to a party with a buffet.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:19am OTB:

Yay! It worked!
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:19am Susan C.:

@Asheville Jon. So sorry to hear about Mr. Mark. I know the others, that's my era. Meetings at Godrey Daniel's.
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:23am Brendan:

I think Joe exorcised the website demons when he invoked the phrase "Ayah...Kini ku Bercinta"
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:24am Joe McG:

@Brendan: Which means "Father, I'm in Love This Time," btw.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:25am Asheville Jon:

Susan: yeah, Mr. Mark was amazing and a spectacular artist. I went to school with his brother and hung out with them at their house many times. He could have been a superstar.
Yeah, Godfrey Daniel's! Couldn't remember the name of that place.
Good days. Miss seeing the Original Sins at the Funhouse and around the valley. Nice to hear them on FMU from time to time.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:25am annie:

Joe!! i was just thinking that yesterday... i feel most at home when i'm listening to woof-moo, my family embedded among the commenters
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:26am Brendan:

@Joe 'this time' Ha!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:26am Brian in UK:

Joe and there's me thinking it meant "My trousers are on fire at the sight of a pledge box"
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:26am Cecile:

"I think I met Miss Right...Now."
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:27am Cecile:

any raffle for pre-pledgers?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:28am Cecile:

our annie?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:28am annie:

ASHEVILLE... yo... yes
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:28am Marcel M:

I love hearing about people newly discovering the station
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:28am Brendan:

WFMU - nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so at home
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:29am Brian in UK:

Congrats annie.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:30am Cecile:

how's your lyme disease these days, Ken?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:30am Susan C.:

@Asheville Jon. I have a nice photo of Mr. Mark from back in the day.
The Funhouse must be where I saw the Bush Tetras. I don't remember the name of the place.
As Joe just said, this is the place for misfits. We all cross over somewhere, it seems. It's a nice thing.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:31am annie:

thanks, Brian!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:32am Cecile:

Is it a Billy Wilder movie?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:32am Brendan:

Great movie
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:32am Greg from ZONE 5:

aka "The Circus". GREAT movie.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am JtotheK:

good morning everyone.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am Joe McG:

Too much outdoors!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am Greg from ZONE 5:

Wait…"The Big Carnival". My bad.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am Brian in UK:

Was this Stanley Kubrick?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am Asheville Jon:

Susan: any chance I could get a scan of that pic? I've got a newspaper article (morning call) somewhere for one of his art shows. I have a lot of his shows on tape. His made up stories were pretty fantastic.
The Funhouse was about two dorrs down from GD's, with the record store iin between (if i recall correctly).
Yeah, misifits for sure, and very nice.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am Joe McG:

Kirk Douglas eats the scenery in this movie, it's amazing!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am tonyb:

great clip, joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 10:33am -Ken:

Hi Cecile - It's been in remission for 9 months now, which is a record for me!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:34am V Priceless:

great film - belt & suspenders!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:34am Cecile:

I am so thrilled to hear that, Ken. Hurray!
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:35am Susan C.:

Asheville Jon, how can we do that on a public forum w/o giving out personal info?
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:36am Brendan:

This one and The Bad and The Beautiful cast him as a total heel
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:36am P-90:

@Ken Ace in the Hole is def worth checking out, it underperformed at the box office when it was released, these days we'd say because it was clearly ahead of its time. Very cynical/satirical about the media.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:36am Bas NL:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:37am Cecile:

Susan, if you set up a WFMU profile, you can email Asheville Jon privately.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:37am Cecile:

  Mon. 3/7/16 10:37am P-90:

"Popcorn" has lyrics?! Who knew?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:38am Asheville Jon:

yeah, I was going to say clikc on my FMU profile and see if you can get my contact info that way
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:39am Susan C.:

Thanks, Cecile! I will try to do that later today.
I'll be in touch, Ashville Jon.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:39am Bas NL:

@P-90 not in all versions. On of the very first 45s i bought; without lyrics..
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:39am Joe McG:

We're giving away the DVD next mic break, so if you want to win this amazing movie, get in the running now!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:40am Asheville Jon:

Thanks Susan, most appreciated! I try to get Mr. Mark stuff when possible.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:40am Cecile:

The only one I saw was the Devo episode, which everyone says is the best one.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:40am Stevel:

Waitresses! That's gotta be worth something!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:42am Asheville Jon:

aaaahhhh, love the waitresses!
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:43am P-90:

Sounds like Waitresses copped a little vibe from Romeo Void here.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:43am Cecile:

Waitresses were a pop Tin Huey.

I think they were parallel.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:44am Gary:

It's such a great book!
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:45am Playing with Matches:

Fantastic book.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:47am Marcel M:

Ironically I think I heard once that The Beatles were the most played band on WFMU. Is that true or did I dream that?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:48am Ike:

I don't often enjoy interviews with authors as much as that one. She would probably make an excellent FMU DJ herself. Fantastic rapport w/Joe too. Bring her on as an MC!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:48am Marcel M:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:48am Marcel M:

I have bought a bunch of records because of hearing the only great song on WFMU! haha.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:49am Gary:

Amanda Petrusich on Joe's show: wfmu.org...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:50am Joe McG:

@Ike: She would make an excellent DJ and occasionally does appear on the radio. Either WNYU or WKCR, I can't recall which! (Thanks for the link, Gary!)
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:50am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Skip James! My favorite!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:50am Caryn:

I recently heard a Finnish version of "Popcorn" that also had lyrics. Those lyrics didn't even have anything to do with popcorn. They were all moody and about drifting fog, which really sounds weird considering the poppy music...

Also, "Ace in the Hole" is superb, and makes for a great cynical newspaper movie double-bill with "Sweet Smell of Success".
  Mon. 3/7/16 10:51am Brendan:

@Joe speaking of Criterion, are you familiar with their compilation of Les Blank documentaries called Always For Pleasure? Its got some really nice regional docs on music culture and yes, Polka!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:51am ChrisB.:

Is the next prize one of the copies that doesn't play?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:52am Marcel M:

Skip James had an unbelievable sound.. so dark. Open D minor baby.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:52am Joe McG:

@ChirsB: Yes, I will personally smash it for you, too!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:53am Cecile:

She's covering herself.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:53am Marcel M:

Woah.. that intro was too cool
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:53am Chris M.:

this is a great version
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:55am Cecile:

When I worked at a used store in the 80s all these frat guys would come in and demand a copy of the Merry Clayton solo album. They didn't know the meaning of the words "limited pressing and out of print."
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:57am Cecile:

Joe, if you can sneak anything from Go For Your Guns or Harvest for the World on, that would be great.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:57am Cecile:

Ronnie Isley, one of the greatest singers ever.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:57am SheWolf:

Cecile, you know about FOTC tour right?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:57am Joe McG:

Last chance for the book, pledge quick!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 10:59am Cecile:

SheWolf, I have my one little ticket! I'm tempted to get an American Express card just for the next time. :/
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:01am SheWolf:

Sweet. I have an Amex & a ticket to A central park.
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:01am will:

Tallinn is in Estonia!!!
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:02am Danne D:

Tallin is in Estonia. I think it is the capital
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:02am Cecile:

Nice! I at least got main floor.
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:04am Sam:

Why are you playing all this crap?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:04am steveo:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:05am djsheilab:

Couldn't agree more @Ken! The overwhelming amount of positive comments definitely softens the blow of the few negative ones.
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:07am P-90:

Just searched Merry Clayton to see what she's been up to lately, didnt know she lost both legs below the knees in a car accident in 2014. Doing OK and back in the studio now.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:09am Rich in Washington:

Overall, I've always found the comments and overall nature of WFMU listeners on the board to be really pleasant. The couple of times I've subbed on (GTDR) WFMU shows, I found the commenters to be encouraging and fun to interact with. I wish we had that kind of connection with listeners at my regular station.
Maybe some WFMU shows/hours get less favorable listener/commenters but I've not seen a lot of it.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:10am Joe McG:

@Rich: You're so right, Rich, our listeners are by and large wonderful commenters!
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:11am Polyus:

Seeing Ryley Walker this weekend in Chicago, can't wait.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:11am Parq:

What Ken just said is one of my main arguments for supporting the station. It is not just that they're out in front in terms of incorporating web presence into the station's life -- it's that what they're doing is so elemental. Of *course* they're recording shows and archiving them. Of *course* they're video simul-webbing key programs. Of *course* they have a web playlist where listeners can follow what's playing. Don't all stations do that? No? *No* other stations do that?? Amazing.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:11am Mary Wing:

It would be ironically funny if future generations thought that WFMU was the way all radio was programmed because our archives are so readily available (and all the crappy commercial stations don't have archives to compare us with).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 11:11am -Ken:

I think the person who pledged from Estonia is maybe the owner of Murro, the smiling Dalmation who was our mascot last year.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:12am Joe McG:

@Mary: Love that idea! The aliens too will be, like, "WTF?"
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:13am Will:

Is playing this song from Primrose Green an example of the one great song on the record syndrome?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:14am Joe McG:

@Will: Not at all, as you will hear when I play one more cut!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:15am Cecile:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:15am Mary Wing:

A Todd Rundgren cover?!?!
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:16am P-90:

Todd must have LOVED this
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:16am Cecile:

they did Jimi Hendrix, Seals and Crofts... a lot of people you wouldn't think.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:17am Cecile:

CSNY's "Ohio"
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:18am Brendan:

Ironically Todd covered soul tunes on side 2 of 'A Wizard...'
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:18am Ralphine:

Didn't Hendrix play with the Isley Brothers early on?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:18am Mary Wing:

Damn, now I'm bummed that I'm not eligible to win this box set.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:18am coelacanth:

'morning Joe and all
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:18am Cecile:

their younger brothers and cousins joined the band in the late 60s, and brought their taste along. Ralphine, I believe that's right.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:19am Joe McG:

He sure did, Ralphine! There's an album's worth in the box set!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:19am Brian in UK:

Joe/Ken trying to increae Swag for Life total. I clicked No thanks. I want 100% of these monies to support WFMU. Then clicked Next Step, it does nothing.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:19am Cecile:

Mary, you can still find some titles cheap used. You will not find clean copies of Harvest for the World anywhere though.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:20am Joe McG:

@Brian: Let me know how much you want to increase by and we can make it happen in the office later on...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:21am Brian in UK:

Joe I have emailed you as requested already.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:21am coelacanth:

Isleys also covered the beatles, Stephen Still, doobie bros...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:21am annie:

2 things:
1. how many of you listeners actually remember your number?
2. i forgot the 2nd question
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:23am dcp:

DANG, what the hell? People calling me and expecting me to do stuff! It's MARATHON time, people!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:23am annie:

oh, brian!! i'm glad you brought that up, i was going to round mine up, too!! expect my email as well, joe.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:23am Brian in UK:

6345789 that's my number
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:23am Joe McG:

Will look for it, Annie!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:23am coelacanth:

Joe, my swag4Life donation will automatically be continued, right? or should i email you?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:24am Cecile:

I don't know mine.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:24am Cecile:

this cover is amazing. Talk about new context.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:25am annie:

i always have to look mine up, just another number to remember. ... sigh..
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:26am Listener Alexandra:

you are the bestest, Joe!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:27am MattBelow:

@coelacanth: Swag4Lyfe continues automatically. An e-mail was sent out a few days ago to choose swag and/or make adjustments to your monthly amount.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:29am Mary Wing:

Ah, the Swag For Life radio icon is fixed, that was bothering me but I didn't want to bring it up when so many other techie glitches are going on.
  Mon. 3/7/16 11:29am KP:

Joan Baez was Maggie. Never heard of Baby Blue in that context but he did sing it directly at Donovan in Don't Look Back.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:30am coelacanth:

Thanks Matt
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:30am doctorjazz:

Can't find the Swag for Life email, definitely have to get Joe's premium after hearing this stuff today...Not sure how to do the ordering for premiums.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:32am Listener 108581:

You can look your listener # up in your profile.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:32am Cecile:

Sheena is a folk singer.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:32am Joe McG:

Hey, folks, I just need a grand to make my goal today, so if you haven't pledged yet, please say hello!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:33am Joe McG:

@doctorjazz: If you haven't received the S4L e-mail, it should be coming in the next day or so. If you don't get it, just e-mail me: jmcgasko@wfmu.org
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:33am MattBelow:

@doctorjazz: If you use gmail, mine got sent to the promotions folder
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:35am Mary Wing:

WTF, just as I finished typing my last comment, the S4L radio icon is broken again!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:35am annie:

Testimonial: i live on an extremely low monthly budget (thanks obama) and can tell you that the amount i pay per month is negligable, painless, and just about equal to the amount of a nice dinner out.. jus' sayin'
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:36am Brian in UK:

Joe does not do things by half. This is a DOUBLE CD.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:36am efd:

MattBelow with the hot tip! Just found my renewal email in that promotions folder.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:36am Ike:

I didn't realize that e-mail went out until y'all said something. Gmail didn't like that e-mail and sent it to the "Promotions" folder instead of the "Primary" folder.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:37am Cecile:

I am hoping other people step up. I spent myself poor last year.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:37am Ike:

Oops, y'all already commented as such. Me slow on the trigger.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:37am Joe McG:

@Ike: Yikes! Everybody check your e-mail folders for our S4L e-mail, if you're in the program. And we haven't even talked about one of the BEST SHIRTS ever that comes with a S4L pledge.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:37am doctorjazz:

It may be in my Promotions folder in gmail...but, I'm one of those folks who is really bad at clearing the box, have hundreds of emails there. Have to go through it again later.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:40am Brian in UK:

Would pledge Joe maybe next week when you are de-glitched.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:40am efd:

@doctorjazz, for what it's worth mine was right near the top of my promo folder - it was just received a couple of hours ago. Hopefully yours is in there too and not too buried yet. :)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:40am Ike:

@doctorjazz, inside your Gmail, just search for WFMU. (Or Joe McGasko.) That's what I did.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:40am coelacanth:

i had no trouble finding it. i just don't check my emails that often in general.

(...and i'd much rather have another black woof-moo, to be honest.)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:40am Joe McG:

@Brian: That's fine, I'll be back next week with my co-host Samantha!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:42am doctorjazz:

To give you an idea of my email status, gmail tells me I have 13.961 messages...:)
(don't see it in the recent arrivals).
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:43am coelacanth:

...actually i like the new shirt...it's just that i REALLY like the woof-moo, and it's only a matter of time before i ruin it!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:46am Cecile:

I used to listen to a transistor under the covers.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:46am Brian in UK:

Joe/Ken interaction, communication that is everything.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:47am Cecile:

Normally, I would think that was an overstatement. But lately...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:47am Carmichael:

Good morning all. Hiya Ken and Joe.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:48am Listener 108581:

dang, I don't even know what happened to my woof-moo shirt. I think my daughter stole it. I have to get more FMU shirts to clothe her now.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:51am Listener Scott:

Oven Digital!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 3/7/16 11:54am Michael in Seattle:

Free-form radio has always been important to me. Years ago we could hear re-broadcasts of Jean Shepherd's WOR show on KRAB-fm. Now long gone.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:54am Listener 108581:

Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:54am Listener Scott:

(I worked at Oven Digital in the mid-90s and I recall Oven being somewhat involved then in helping WFMU get online; not thanks to me, but definitely other people at Oven.)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:54am Lewis:

Can I change my Name to Joe?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:54am Listener 108581:

oops. The % raised box must have jumped the gun...
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:55am Listener 108581:

or .. uh, maybe I'll stop talking about it.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:55am annie:

i give my wfmu tees to the housemate, he loves 'em. and the hoodie is going to my son, as i am not a hoodie-girl.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:55am Cecile:

You could be Joe Lewis.
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:56am Joe McG:

Hey I just reached my goal!! Thanks, everybody!!! You're the greatest. Keep being there for WFMU and we'll be there for you!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:56am Joe in UK:

Great show Joe & Ken (Joe for a day)
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:59am Mary Wing:

No tail wag?
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 11:59am annie:

holy shit!!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 12:00pm Mary Wing:

Congrats, Annie!!!
Avatar Mon. 3/7/16 12:00pm annie:

thank you SO much!
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