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Playlist for 16 March 2016 Options | Marathon Week Two with Scott, Donald Trump and YOU! Pledge at 800-989-9368 or wfmu.org/pledge

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Today's Grand Prize, an un-clownified black velvet painting of Donald Trump,
ready for remix and defacement.
Pledge $30 per month Swag for Life to get in the running!

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The Stranglers  Waltzinblack   Options The Men in Black 
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impLOG  On Broadway   Options  
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Klaus Dinger und Japandorf  Cha Cha   Options  
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The Fall  Pledge!   Options Sub-Lingual Tablet 
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Jonathan Kane  Sis   Options  
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Phew  Signal   Options  
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Aguaturbia  Wonder Who   Options  
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Rocket Freudental  Beneluxus Europoort   Options  
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Gotz Allsmann  Dein Kuss Von Gestern Nacht Mein Schatz   Options  
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Olivia New*Ton*Jon  Cherry Bomb   Options  
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Voivod  Astromine Domine   Options  
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Music behind DJ:
Alice Cooper 
Lost in America   Options  
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R. Stevie Moore  Pledge Some Money   Options  
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Nilsson  Jump Into The Fire   Options  
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The Billy Nayer Show  American Astronaut   Options     1:25:09 ()
Strawberry Alarm Clock  Incense and Peppermint   Options  
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Like a Team  The Lonely Sea   Options  
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Les Reines Prochaines  Opfer Dieses Liedes (Wicked Game)   Options  
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Lali Puna  Faking the Books   Options  
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Music behind DJ:
Rockabye Baby 
Freebird and then some   Options     1:52:35 ()
Wevie de Crepon  The Wobbler   Options  
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Can  Thief   Options Delay 1968 
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Schlammpeitziger  Rollrockers Feinrippröhren   Options  
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The Kleptones  Jerk   Options A Night at the Hip Hopera    2:30:55 ()
Earthless  Ululurock   Options     2:36:34 ()
Wire  The Agfers of Kodack   Options  
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Eagles of Death Metal  Bad Dream Mama   Options  
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Flipper  Sex Bomb Baby!   Options     2:45:38 ()
Gimmicks  Cigarette   Options     2:52:36 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 6:30am -Ken:

Morning friends!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 7:40am AnAnonymousParty:

OK, I'll bite, morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 7:48am cory:

hi all
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 8:21am Losermom:

I finally made it on a Wednesday! I'm so glad for archived Ken.
  Wed. 3/16/16 8:29am ɈȭɈȭ (:

Happy Kendnesday, eveyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 8:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

Ape man needs some shoes. Let's pledge, everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 8:53am -Ken:

Hey everybody I really need your help this morning.. not only your pledges, but also, I need anybody who is listening to 91.1 fm to let us know right here if and when the transmitter pops off the air. It has happened three times in the last two hours, and when it gets knocked off, it is also knocking off the automated alerts that call and tell me that it's off. SO as usual, you are our front line of defense - if you hear the vocal stylings of Cokie Roberts and Nina Totenberg suddenly over 91.1, please please please let us know RIGHT HERE immediately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 8:59am Marcel M:

Morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 8:59am Marcel M:

Woah the trump painting!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:01am cory:

stream is silent
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:01am cory:

stream is on
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:01am Marcel M:

Twas not silent, there was surface noize brah.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:03am Wild Neil:

@Ken et al-Good morning! Peace to all of you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:04am cory:

jeez, how loud do you listen, or how deaf am i?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:04am Marcel M:

Haha. I had headphones on! Cranked of course.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:05am Roberto:

So is there no marathon map this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

Transmitter going off the air? I blame this guy: 150597036.r.cdn77.net...
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:07am Ike:

Good news: 91.1 is currently on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:07am sphere:

hey ken. listener 94944 here. the problem that i asked you about has been fixed with McG's help. over and out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Coincidentally, I'm having a colonoscopy on Friday. I'm dedicating my preparation activities to Donald Trump. I hope the pictures look as good as the impLOG GIF does.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:14am Caryn:

@Ken from HP: hopefully like the gif, but way slower. You don't want that speed...

Good luck with the prep, since that's the worst part.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:15am Ike:

Just went off for 1 sec., came back on immediately.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:16am Ike:

2-3 seconds just now
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:19am Wild Neil:

Please pledge. I am FLAT BROKE but I pledged-and so can you!
@Ken-can you share just for information what is the cause of going off the air? It would be interesting to know....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:21am cory:

plus you get a cool little radio thingie ^
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:21am MD:

these people bleed for us! we need to bleed for them!!!
bleed it out forward!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:22am Wild Neil:

Hey, I am a right wing Catholic who is seriously voting for Donald Trump. If I can pledge, so can you!! Hurry up! If you are reading , please pledge now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:24am Webhamster Henry:

OL-ga Pod-LUZH-na-ya!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:25am -Ken:

You are doing the Lord's work Wild Neil. Donald Trump is an angel sent from heaven to destroy the Republican party. And thank you also for pledging to WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:26am Stepchild:

Been on the stream since John Allen's show, but switching over to FM now to enjoy the flickering transmitter. Probably sabotaged by anti-Trump forces!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:26am MD:

This is AMAZING!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:27am Marcel M:

If Wild Neil wins Trump he is going to deface it with a big lipstick kiss.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:28am andy the painter:

mark smith, or amanda?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:28am Andrew Waterloo:

You should put that big steel pipe on Kajiji as free.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:28am Marcel M:

And I mean a KISS, L-U-V
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:29am Wild Neil:

@Ken you may be right but not in the way you think....or maybe you are,...either way the result is the same if he gets in...also, I honestly think he may simply be telling right wingers what we want to hear, then making a hard turn to the left....anonymous released phone messages from him to the mainstream media showing he is in bed with the NY Times et al....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:30am Vivian:

Ken, replied to Joe's e-mail - bumped up my Swag for Life pledge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:31am Webhamster Henry:

I actually have found my old gopher and may put it up somewhere!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

New goal for the marathon: $1,204,000.00!
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:35am garethgoape:

I just wondered, if you pledge, do you get contacted later for shipping charges, or is it all inclusive? I live in the UK, so a package containing a bunch of premiums would be quite costly to mail here. Do we get charged extra?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:35am Caryn:

Well, since Trump has said he only cares about making sure his face is in the media, and secondly winning (or whining if he doesn't win), if he should win, he'll have reached his only goal and might then lose all interest. Unless he after a while then decides to do some ridiculous stuff to get his face in the media again. I don't know if he even wants to be president, he just wants to win and get publicity.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:35am Jack:

Not for nothing, but the 90.1 signal is kinda funky today.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:36am People Like Us:

@garethgoape - it's all included
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:36am Webhamster Henry:

Hey pledgers - if you go over a certain level you can Adopt various objects and DJs on the WFMU adoption page! I've grabbed the volume knob again!
www.flickr.com...
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:37am AnAnonymousParty:

Running for POTUS: The good news is you won the election. The bad news is you won the election.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:37am cory:

i got the coffee maker www.flickr.com...
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:37am Wild Neil:

@Caryn-wow, the AM radio guy I listen to never put forward that theory. He is quite smart actually, so I give your theory about a 5% chance of being true...I mean, who goes that far then goes-eh, who wants this anyway? I kinda doubt it....but thanks for the nice comment that does not attack me ad hominem...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:38am Caryn:

@garetjgoape: it's all inclusive, but they try to do the shipping so that it'll be as inexpensive as possible. Some people throw in a little extra pledge for no swag to offset shipping charges (in a carbon-offset kinda way).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:38am Bas NL:

Phew!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:38am sphere:

what is the pledge level for adoption? i might be able to take someone(thing) under my wing this year....
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:38am PG:

I loves velvet trump - saw her up close in velvet hallway -
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:38am Andrew Waterloo:

All we can say about Trump is that he's unknown quantity. Aside from being a thin-skinned bully who simply lies when the truth doesn't suit him.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:39am People Like Us:

your swag is arriving in a huge lorry, Bas :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:39am Andrew Waterloo:

My prize account certainly justifies a few extra pledges.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:39am Wild Neil:

@Andrew Waterloo-what did he lie about?
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:40am People Like Us:

Adopt a WFMU DJ wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:40am Caryn:

@Wild Neil: it's actually a theory put forth by a political theorist. Interesting thought, and some of Trump's comments back it up, but I don't exactly believe it. Still, it's interesting to think about different approaches to the situation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:40am Bas NL:

Hi PLU! I'm working towards a submarine ;)
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:40am People Like Us:

or maybe a tunnel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 9:41am Bas NL:

Tunnel is cool! Sneaky visits to WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:42am sphere:

Polifact judged that 41% of Trump's poitical statements were flat-out lies, and that 17% of them were mostly false. In fact, they gave Trump's collective statements the 2015 Lie of The Year award.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am chrizzi:

good fundraising greets from Berlin!
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am Marcel M:

Neil, is your radio man as smart as that mechanic who tells you the conspiracy theories?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am Stepchild:

Well, whatever the mechanism for the destruction of the GOP... it's to be welcomed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am Andrew Waterloo:

@Wild Neil, when he stood in front of a table of his 'products'... just about everything.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am andy the painter:

hey ken (and scott)! just pledged! SFL!
where's that water damage from the water cooler? recent?
will fix next time.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:43am cory:

this reminds me of the band from jabba's palace for some reason
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:44am sphere:

Oh, and 21% of Trump's statements were rated Pants-On-Fire, which means "OMG he said that?!?!?"
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:44am Wild Neil:

@Marcel-why don't you listen and try and debunk him? He may just convert you to conservatism....go on, I dare you. WBEN, Tom Baurle show...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:45am sphere:

sorry, 19% were Pants-On-Fire. i looked at the wrong place on the page.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:45am doctorjazz:

Cool takes on Zep and The Who.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:46am Marcel M:

@Neil: i'm more interested in speaking with your mechanic.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:49am Wild Neil:

@Marcel-and that "mechanic" is smarter than some of the engineers I have run into...wow, you must hang on my every word to recall that fact, huh? And he was not a mechanic, he was a shop instructor for mechanical engineers...and also testified as an expert in a court case...do you look down on mechanics as inferior? That reveals a lot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:49am Ike:

@Sphere, once, in a political argument with Irwin, I brought up something from Politifact or another reliable fact-checking site. He said he doesn't believe in fact-checking sites and linked to a right-wing article about how fact-checking sites are a mainstream media scam! So, basic facts aren't real now. So that happened.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:50am SeanG:

shake dem gorilla pecs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:50am sphere:

unfortunately, reality tends to have a liberal bias.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:51am Wild Neil:

Actually, its more like Plato's cave and liberals are the loudest ones in the cave....so they tend to get their way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:52am Andrew Waterloo:

Unfortunately some who are concerned about 'bias' are just using it as an excuse to selectively believe what they want to believe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:52am Stepchild:

Unemployment rate is really 42%
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:53am Wild Neil:

@Andrew-exactly! But NOT how you mean it. Thanks for saying it out loud!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:53am sphere:

i disagree, Neil. every time I get a splinter, i am reminded that there is an objective reality. the loudest voice doesn't define the world.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:54am Marcel M:

Just messing with you Neil. Almost nothing I say on this board is serious. I just thought it was funny, a few weeks back, when you cited someone who works in a shop, only citing that they worked in a shop.
  Wed. 3/16/16 9:55am PG:

Gotta credit Trump for speaking idiot so eloquently...i'm scared
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:56am doctorjazz:

Looks like 90% sure it's Trump vs Clinton, Trump doesn't lie more than the other Republicans, he's just more blatantly obvious (has Obamacare really been a "job killer"? Not according to all the measurements. But it's Republican dogma). He's not more mean spirited than the other Republicans, just more clear about it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:57am Dan B From Upstate:

The first thing google suggests when searching for 4cx3500a is "4cx3500a price." Ouch.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 9:57am Bjarne:

Which of the WFMU Dj's can we expect to meet at Primavera this year? Hope to see you there again Scott. I'm hoping Ken will join you as well, but I guess I shouldn't get my hopes up. Anyhoo... Good luck with the marathon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 9:59am Stepchild:

Only people who blindly follow those loud liberal voices believe the real unemployment rate isn't 30, 32% ("great economists" say so, though) -- "I've heard 42%."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:00am Stepchild:

Words of a liar - straight up.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:02am Roberto:

So...is there no marathon map this year?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Only $1200.00 on Ebay. www.ebay.com... Might be a useful backup part to have around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:02am Marcel M:

I don't believe so, Roberto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:02am Caryn:

@Neil: I'm just genuinely curious why someone who just identified himself as a "right-wing Catholic" chose out of all the GOP candidates to back the pro-choice, pro-contraception Trump when there would be plenty of less socially liberal alternatives? Or does the "right-wing" refer to other types of social or economic conservatism?
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:02am Alois Shicklegruber:

HEINO! MUSIK MIT DAS / DIE HEINO!

SCNELL!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:03am Jack:

That painting will be worth shitloads when Trump becomes President.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:03am Marcel M:

Oh no, Caryn...it was starting to settle!!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:04am Roberto:

That bites. The marathon map is one of my all-time favorite wastes of time.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:04am Polyus:

VVVVOOOOIIIIIDDDDD!
Avatar    Wed. 3/16/16 10:05am V Priceless:

VVVOOOIIIVVVOOODDD!!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:05am Polyus:

wait what day is it?
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:05am ɈȭɈȭ (:

On behalf of Cheri Pi:

VOIIIIIIVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:05am PMD:

Go Ken go!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:06am sphere:

VOIVOD!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:06am SeanG:

VVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:06am blee:

VOIIIIIIIIIVOOOOOOD floyd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Voivod! !! !!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:07am Coe:

V'VVVVVVVVVOOOOOIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVOOOOOODDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:08am cory:

i fucking love this song and wfmu
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:08am Wild Neil:

@Caryn-Is Trump truly Pro-Life? He says he is....today....mainly I just want somebody who can actually beat Hillary Clinton. Trump is not very vocal about his Christianity and this worries me...and he has cheated on his wives in the past...still, Solomon had hundreds of wives and King David cheated on his wife....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:09am Caryn:

@Marcel: I'm not trying to start anything. I'm just curious. Some "right-wing Catholics" would say their main reason for choosing a particular candidate is their views on abortion and contraception, while for others those are private affairs of no concern, and they choose their candidate based on economic policy, foreign policy, etc.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:10am Wild Neil:

This Voivod song gets a clicky star...and so does the Smiths cover!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:10am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

just to be clear, DJ's and all other humans are still apes..
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:11am Ryab from League City TX:

Whats this bed music, Ken?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:11am sphere:

The New Testament can be read as discouraging sex altogether because the end days are coming soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:11am Marcel M:

@Cary: I know you're not. I just hate reading about Trump here. Its like the one place..
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:13am Wild Neil:

@All-well, lets have a cease-fire then? I propose we talk about how we learned about WFMU? I first heard about WFMU in a hay field in rural NJ from a friend and listened on my 1979 Chevy Nova car radio (mono)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:13am MD:

The Xmitter is VINTAGE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:13am Caryn:

@Neil: interesting, since the general GOP strategy since 2012 has been that they can't win against Hillary without appealing more to the latino vote, which Trump has basically handed to the Dems. But he certainly has more personality and face recognition than Bush, Rubio or Cruz, even if that personality is grating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:13am MattBelow:

Luckily the app is sounding nice and warm!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:14am Cliff:

Good morning everyone, I seem to have wandered into a heated political discussion masquerading as Ken's playlist...
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:14am ɈȭɈȭ (:

Ryab from League City TX,


Rockaby Baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:15am Caryn:

@Cliff: nah, the political discussion is over, WFMU memories have taken over.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:15am Wild Neil:

I love WFMU and Ken's show since 1985! WOO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:15am Marcel M:

Hopefully it just petered out Cliff! G'morning!
Avatar    Wed. 3/16/16 10:15am V Priceless:

Happy 68th Birthday to Michael Bruce! Yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:15am sphere:

Fortunately, I see a lot of radios out there. Have they gotten rid of the heart symbol?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:17am Stepchild:

I think Nietzsche said a torso without that T-shirt would be a mistake.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:17am ɈȭɈȭ (:

Wild Neil,

When you became a fan of Ken's show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:17am Caryn:

I'd like to dream that the painter of the black velvet painting is a distant relative of Spain's famed fresco-"restorer" Cecilia Jimenez. (you know, from this story: www.independent.co.uk... )
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:18am Stepchild:

Litifact rated "Mostly True"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:18am sphere:

Caryn, that is truly odd story. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:18am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, all!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:19am Wild Neil:

@ɈȭɈȭ (: I remember listening to Ken since then...and remember this show as being one of the best....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:19am Cliff:

Oh man, it's been over a decade at least since I heard this Alice Cooper song :D
Avatar    Wed. 3/16/16 10:19am Video Booth:

Yay! Alice Cooper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:19am Caryn:

@sphere: now there's a question. Even the radios were glitchy a week ago and not showing correctly. Maybe the hearts will reappear, maybe not. We need an official answer to all this.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:20am βrian:

Is that Jane Birkin taking the kiss there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:20am Marcel M:

A house... WITH a table?!?!

Is that what he said? haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:21am Cliff:

My parents put a black velvet painting of a panda bear in my bedroom when I was toddler, it gave me nightmares my entire childhood. I don't think I want one of the Orange One.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

My uneducated speculation is that the comments boards will be switching to Audience Engine code at some point soon and at that time, the hearts will appear.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:22am Wild Neil:

If you are reading this, please pledge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:23am Caryn:

@sphere: my favourite response to the fresco story back in the day was when Conan O'Brien introduced his new guest character: www.youtube.com...
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:26am ɈȭɈȭ (:

Wild Neil,

Awesome! Have you seen this video? It's an entire episode of a Ken's show back from 1992.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJus2kP8N1A

I think is the oldest archive available of any Ken's show. Am I correct, Ken?
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:26am Dano59:

we can make each other happy....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:27am JP from KC:

YES!!! The Billy Nayer Show!!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:29am Austin Powers:

Groovy! Yeah, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:29am cory:

weird, i don't think i ever listened to this on LSD
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:31am Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@Roberto: I'm glad you loved wasting your time on the marathon map! That one was a fun project, from conception (for it to be impressive it had to fill up with points automatically, so it had to be tied in to pledges, even mailed-in ones, had to start out approximate for privacy, and then subsequently let pledgers attach comments to their points),
to build (incl. designing my own point clusterer since Google didn't yet provide one, so that thousands of points while zoomed out wouldn't jam up the browser; piecing together a Geocoding system from various sources since Google also didn't yet provide that, and then rebuilding the whole thing twice when Google kept rewriting their whole API).

A listener recently posted a link to the one full of dots from last year: freeform.wfmu.org...

It'd be trivially easy to API-ify it if the station ever wants to use it with the Audience Engine pledge pages. But they've still gotta start using the API I provided for hearts and S4L badge control, and for pre-filling name/address from your profile; so, they've got a lot to do first!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:31am sphere:

@Caryn - Conan hit that one out of the park!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:31am ! I X Key !:

!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:32am Cliff:

Hmm, I just tried to pledge and it said "You’ve done a marvelous thing, undefined undefined. You pledged $. Your pledge number is ." ....I think it didn't go through....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:33am Marcel M:

@Cliff: Usually yr CC gets charged right away, take a look.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:33am Brendan:

@Ken , sucks the transmitter sure picked a fine time to go bad. Sheesh talk about stress. Thanks for all you do man. When this is all over, maybe get everyone together, have a singalong and get drunk as fuck.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:33am ! I X Key !:

! Pledge to WFMU, please (o:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:34am Cliff:

Yeah, Marcel, I just got a text from my CC company and it triggered a security alert. I'll try again....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:34am MD:

"iT'S a sECRET!!!"
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:35am βrian:

We didn't notice the lack of a transmitter here in flyover land.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:37am Cliff:

I just thought it was funny that the computer addressed me as "undefined undefined" :)
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:38am βrian:

@Cliff: Lets hope that doesn't imply division by zero.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:38am MD:

the systems not broken...IT'S FIXED!
like the transmitter should be!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:38am sphere:

pledge pledge pledge pledge
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:39am ! I X Key !:

! Maybe my homemade fresh WFMU pasta will help you understand how awesomely important WFMU is & that you should pledge (o:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:40am Dave in Vermont:

Hey Carlos. ONE here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:40am MD:

queen Hilary Shall soon ascend the Thrown! Then...very soon Princess Chelsea!
IT'S THE FAMILY BUSSINESS...
GOD BLESS THE USA LLC!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:41am Marc15:

Maybe it was Oksana Baiul
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:42am Marcel M:

These things are tubed? And running at full power constantly? Damn... I'm amazed they last that long. I guess there are backups that kick in so not constant?
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:42am tomasz.:

i went to sleep a few minutes into Garbage Time on the FM radio and woke up to pure static. makes sense now. thought maybe it was an encore presentation of My Castle of Quiet or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:42am Cliff:

Okay! This time it worked, I pledged for real now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:43am sphere:

oh, i SWOON whenever i hear this tune. thanks Ken!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:44am Brendan:

That godamned lonely sea never stops. Back and forth back and forth, mocking us.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:46am tomasz.:

this is such a lovely record
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:47am oks:

Marcel, hello there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:47am Tim 07030:

"Women like three things: Southern Comfort, men in kilts, and Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game'"
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:48am Listener Robert:

You're getting this from the person primarily responsible for having gotten Howard Stern to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for governor. Trump may well do what Stern said he wanted to do: accomplish a couple things in office, then resign & let his lieutenant (VP in Trump's case) take over. However, Trump's not going to say that in advance; instead he'll make up some story about Congress's not having recognized his true genius & cooperated, so he's quitting to do other things where he'll get more cooper'n & appreciation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:48am joe:

This cover was great but now it is sublime.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:49am Blinda:

I cannot express how much I hate this version of this song. GO KEN!!! MAKE ME TURN OFF THE RADIO!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 10:51am Greg from ZONE 5:

Play some Jason Mraz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:53am Cliff:

Yeah! Then let's hear some Dave Matthews!
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:54am Listener Robert:

2nd Wed. AM of the Marathon is typical: Nachum's all cool & making it sound easy, then Ken comes on & the fretfulness comes thru in both the left & right channels. We're all pulling for you, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:54am Cliff:

(Nah, just kidding. Like everyone else, I wanna hear OLGA)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:54am Ike:

Excellent news: Now you're having streaming issues! Or maybe it's on my workplace's end? Did anyone hear skips and pauses in that song on the 128k MP3 stream? I'm switching back to 91.1 FM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:55am Cliff:

Ike, the stream sounds fine to me.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 10:55am βrian:

Streaming smoothly on the Isthmus, Ike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:56am Cliff:

Let's not scare Ken anymore than is necessary right now ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:56am sphere:

my iTunes stream is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:56am joe:

No issues through Tune In
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 10:56am Ike:

Oh, that's super weird. Well, even sinister Internet giants can fuck up.
  Wed. 3/16/16 10:58am Marcel M:

Now THATS parenting, Ken! Haha.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:00am ɈȭɈȭ (:

No problems here! My Internet stream is doing just grea....

You tried to post a message at http://wfmu.org/, which is currently unavailable.

Please make sure that the Web address (URL) is correctly spelt and punctuated, then try reloading the page.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:00am Blinda:

ENTER SANDMAN YESSSSSS
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:02am βrian:

My baker says the price of spelt has gone through the roof.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:05am Pledgie:

What does a middle eastern guy/gal have to do to get a Ken's show T-shirt??

+Thank you for introducing Weevie Stonder
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:05am Ken From Hyde Park:

Pledge in honor of new Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:06am Sam:

A garland is kind of like a lanyard, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:07am Caryn:

29th pledge of the Marathon is away!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:09am Stepchild:

Problem Band-Aid'ed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:10am Marcel M:

Thief... one of my favorite songs of all time. This whole record as well. I've said it before here, but I"ll say it again, I saw Malcom Mooney perform this last summer... it was incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:10am MD:

OK...I am done with my Political Rants!!!! This station should be the only "Party" we are all affiliated with!!! Like Ali...IT'S THE GREATEST!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:11am Stepchild:

So jealous Marcel. Mooney Can is my favorite Can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:11am MD:

Make Love! Not Toilets!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:12am Caryn:

BTW, Ken, I suspect there's a bunch of people who are renewing Swag For Life pledges and then crediting them to different shows via small pledges throughout the Marathon. Some of them are sure to have Swag For Life pledges that total Y3K or higher. Are they also up for that Stairway to Stardom prize, or is that reserved for new or credited-at-once Y3K pledges? (Heck, I'd imagine Bas alone has pledges several grand by now.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:12am Marcel M:

I was going to wait till later to smoke today.. but now that I've heard The Can, lets do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:12am Bas NL:

Can!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:13am -Ken:

Yes, lets!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:13am ɈȭɈȭ (:

My favourite Can is Chlaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:13am Marcel M:

@Stepchild: I may have to concur with you on that. This whole record is just incredible. Didn't hear it till a while after I discovered Can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:13am Cliff:

People. the station is LITERALLY ON FIRE!!! PLEDGE NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:14am Marcel M:

Funkytown is playing ever so silently for thee, KEN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:15am Webhamster Henry:

@Kenzo The map is great fun! I'm glad I didn't have to maintain it!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:16am JakeGould:

Did the working as a waitress at a cocktail bar song get played yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:17am Marcel M:

Not yet Jake!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:17am ɈȭɈȭ (:

SCHAAAAAALMPEITZIGEEEER!!! (*)

(*) Pronunciation guide:

Schlam - as in Sham
Mpeit - as in Peter
Ziger - as in cider

So Schlammpeitziger is pronounced:

SHAM-PETER-CIDER

I know this for sure because I did a German basic course in 1998.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:20am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

you're wrong you know, ɈȭɈȭ: L is never silent in German. and Z would be TS sound here. So SCHLAAAM-PIIIE-TZEEEGAH
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:21am Caryn:

Oh man, if only every bit of that pronunciation guide wasn't wrong...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:22am Marcel M:

@JOJO: The German language was revamped soon after '98.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:23am Marcel M:

Was it love L-U-V in the room, Ken??
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:24am ɈȭɈȭ (:

Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat (and AKA pat),

I believe Guido would agree with me as he is the most native German person in here. Yes, Guido?!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:25am βrian:

Is the fire alarm malfunctioning??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:26am Marcel M:

Can hear the L here: forvo.com...
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:28am βrian:

We must buy the deli!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

Pledge for the Red Hot Chili Pipers!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:28am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

You're right about that, Guido's the authority. I like your pronunciation guide but..no dice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:28am Caryn:

Let's just say that in Schlammpeitziger, the a is pronounced like the o in "mom", the ei is pronounced like the i in, well, I, the i is pronounced like the i in "tit", and the e is pronounced like the u in "duh".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:29am Greg from ZONE 5:

They used to make bumper stickers that said "FREE METUCHEN"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:30am Marcel M:

Woah... that sounded amazing in headphones.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:30am oks:

KHLAM!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:30am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

more or less agree with Caryn...but I suspect ɈȭɈȭ was a little less than serious in the first place.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:31am ɈȭɈȭ (:

It sounded amazing in headphones, indeed. But now I can't hear anything!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:31am Cliff:

I'll bet it did Marcel :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:31am Marcel M:

Alright, I've officially memorized my credit card. Didn't even need to look at it for that pledge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:32am Caryn:

@dc pat (I'm shortening it): yeah, that's my thought as well.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:32am Danne D:

Hey Ken and Scott and Everyone :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:34am Marcel M:

Hi Danne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:34am Caryn:

Hey Danne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:34am courtneynoir:

Oh, hello Danne D..... and Ken
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:34am βrian:

"Thighs like butter."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:34am Cliff:

When I used to work for tech support me and a couple other guys would sometimes call a modem or fax machine and transfer it to someone else in the call center.... the best result I got was from the guy who always used headphones with the volume turned up. He didn't go deaf but he didn't like me too much for a few days afterwards
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:36am SheWolf:

I pledged but it didn't go to Ken even though I thought I clicked for Ken. :(
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:37am JakeGould:

Calling fax machines for non fax purposes is so great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:37am Lewis:

That Earthless CD is EXCELLENT - believe me I know...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:37am -Ken:

That's OK Shewolf, it's the thought that counts. I thank you!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:38am Danne D:

Hi Marcel and Caryn and Courtney :)
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:39am JakeGould:

Hi Danne D.! Looking forward to "5 Minutes with Danne D."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:44am Stepchild:

Did you guys already draw for the Sonig box???
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:44am Wild Neil:

Earthless is HEAVY.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:46am βrian:

Thank you for not playing the Smiths today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:46am Stepchild:

th' Bomb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:48am Caryn:

@Stepchild: yep, but other prizes are still available
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 11:48am Ken From Hyde Park:

N'yah ah ah!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:54am oks:

Marcel, you deserve Khlam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:54am courtneynoir:

More like 5 Minutes IN HEAVEN With Danne D am I right?
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:56am Luke:

Trump is the only non-establishment candidate. Bernie is gone, Hillary is pure evil, and Cruz wants to let Jesus take the wheel. Trump is the best choice. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/23/politics/donald-trump-black-republicans/
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:57am tomasz.:

Sailing By!!
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:57am ScottC:

Hey FLIPPER! I was in a band with Bruce right after Flipper broke up the first time - 85? We did 25 shows and a demo at Tom Mallon's studio in SF. ( The original Wicked Games was recorded there I think ) Fun times. I went on to an illustrious career in commercial art culminating in my creation of - Ken's Kick Ass tee! All things are connected!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:58am Webhamster Henry:

Wesley Willis was sorry that he got fat, and that he broke the toilet.
  Wed. 3/16/16 11:58am Listener Robert:

"In memory of"? Did Wesley Willis die?
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:59am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

Trump = best choice for fascism! GO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:59am Marcel M:

Thanks OKS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:59am joe:

Not since the threat of winning the ICP 7 inch has soemthing been so scary
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 11:59am Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

DEPORT ALL NON-CHRISTIANS. Best choice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 11:59am Carmichael:

@Robert: Yes, sadly he passed away a few years ago.
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 12:00pm Wild Neil:

@Luke-it certainly seems that way. Hope we are right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 12:00pm Stepchild:

GOAL!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 12:00pm Wild Neil:

Great Show KEN!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 12:00pm Marcel M:

Thanks Scott and Ken! Love you guys!
  Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm Listener Robert:

I can just imagine setting Trump as one of the poker playing dogs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm MD:

TRUMPS FACE IS ALREADY A "DE-FACE!!!!!"
Avatar Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm Listener 108581 FKA dc pat FKA just pat:

Certainly seems like the only way is to elect a fascistic water-head. Sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm Bas NL:

%00Ɩ ˥˥˥∀∀∀OOOפ
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm Caryn:

GOOOOOOOOAL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/16/16 12:01pm courtneynoir:

#winning
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 3/16/16 12:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Goal!
  Wed. 3/16/16 12:02pm Listener Robert:

Sorry to read that, Carmichael. Last I knew, he'd just disappeared from the public eye. Wonder if there's a commercial plug on his gravestone.
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