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Playlist for 23 August 2017 Options | The Fifth Doctor

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Which one of the three ideas (above) should be WFMU's first billboard? Send in your vote to billboard at wfmu dot org, and support the billboard kickstarter campaign from this page.

(* = new)
Artist Song Album Images New Approx. start time
Carsick Cars  Zhong Nan Hai   Options Beijing Calling: Chinese Rock 1994-2017 - Bodega Pop's WFMU marathon premium 2017 
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The Fall  Couples Vs Jobless Mid 30's   Options New Facts Emerge 
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Saint Black Alex  Down to the Sky   Options Saint Black Alex 
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The Billy Nayer Show  Party   Options The American Astronaut (soundtrack) 
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  0:14:33 ()
Carney Hild and Kramer  Name   Options Happiness Finally Came to Them 
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  0:17:17 ()
The Vanilla Fudge  You Can't Do That   Options Beat Goes On 
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The Better Beatles  Im Down   Options Mercy Beat 
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National Lampoon  Deteriorata   Options Radio Dinner 
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  0:29:17 ()
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld  Hey Hey My My   Options Fall 
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The Ridiculous Trio  Dirt   Options  
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  0:43:54 ()
Laibach  Slovania   Options Volk 
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The Leather Nun  Primemover   Options  
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  0:53:26 ()
David Bowskie  Pathetic Little Fat Man   Options       0:58:42 ()
Jonathan Kane  Sis   Options       1:00:04 ()
Psychic TV  Just Like Arcadia   Options  
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  1:07:05 ()
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Santo   Options El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras 
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  1:10:32 ()
Pavement  5-4=Unity   Options Crooked Rain Crooked Rain 
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  1:13:24 ()
Nick Drake  River Man   Options  
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  1:15:38 ()
Shopping Trolley  Bring Back The Mary Hopkins Days   Options Title Track 
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  1:20:36 ()
Mia Doi Todd  Who Knows Where the Time Goes?   Options Songbook 
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  1:25:25 ()
Carla Morrison  Pale Blue Eyes   Options How To Be A Latin Lover O.S.T. 
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  1:29:22 ()
Richard and Linda Thompson  For Shame of Doing Wrong   Options  
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Follakzoid Feat. J. Spaceman  Earth   Options  
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Gunter Schickert  Leihst du Mir Dein OHMYGOD JAKE WAS RIGHT   Options Kinder in Der Wildnis 
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Schlammpeitziger  Pra-Digitaler-Volksstahlhanger   Options Everything Without All Inclusive 
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The Un-Normalized  Airship Gorillas   Options Entertaining the Invalid: Synthetic Post Punk (V/A) 
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Duke Edwards and the Young Ones  Is It Too Late?   Options Soul of a Nation: Afro-Centric Visions in the Age of Black Power 
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The Relatives  What's Wrong with America   Options Live At The Bell House For WFMU 
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  2:22:05 ()
Hyperbubble  Rubber Room   Options Western Ware 
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Peter Perrett  Living in My Head   Options How The West Was Won 
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Sonny Bono  Pammy's on a Bummer   Options  
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Sonny Bono & The People of Sunset Strip  Sunset Symphony   Options  
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The Ultra Right Wing Conservatives  Liberals Love to Protest   Options  
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Janet Greene  Inch by Inch   Options Nature of Communism Series 
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Galaxia  Do They Know It's G8 Time?   Options  
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  2:53:03 ()
Sam and Joe  Rant   Options  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 6:46am -Ken:

Morning friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 7:30am cory:

hi ken and non-kens
  Wed. 8/23/17 7:52am jan:

Good morning! At gate K1, but will get on the 10:00 AM flight after the wife kisses me goodbye. She doesn't like flying WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:09am Michael:

Morning Ken -
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Alrighty, then. I sent my vote. Email billboard at wfmu.org to cast your vote. There are many great designs to choose from. www.kickstarter.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:30am -Ken:

Morning again all, any requests?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:38am cory:

i have known love, any version is fine
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:38am -Ken:

I think I played Big Blood's version last week, didnt I?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:39am Michael:

Take us around the world: mebbe Klaus Beyer, Ogre, Matmos, Les Reines Prochaines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:40am cory:

yep, you did
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:43am Planet Tyler:

That diving gif is preeeety trippy man
  Wed. 8/23/17 8:47am côry (:

I have another song request from a krautrock band from Germany!

Barinierte Damen - Eine Woche

Since their album was a commercial failure in Germany the label decided to translate everything (band name, song names, lyrics, etc.) into English to tap into the UK and US markets.

So you might find the band name filed under 'Completely unclothed ladies' or 'Bare-naked women'. The song would be translated as 'One Week'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:48am cory:

lol
  Wed. 8/23/17 8:53am FɒFɑ (:

Hello, Ken and other Kenadians!

I second cory's last request as I love obscure German bands. The obscurer the better.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 8:53am steveo:

Good lord, how can it be Wednesday again, already?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:54am Vivian:

Morning Freaks!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 8:54am steveo:

Ken, someone told me yesterday that you once did a whole show with different versions of In Every Dreamhome a Heartache. But then we couldn't find it in the archives. Maybe today is that day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:55am -Ken:

Cory, I love it when you laugh at your own Barenaked Ladies jokes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:56am cory:

me too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 8:58am Vivian:

@ ken - Since you played Big Blood's version, what about Silver Apple's 'I Known Love'?
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:00am cat:

thekenschlampen please
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:00am Cheri Pi:

CARSICK <3<3<3
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:01am BnowB:

Good Morning Ken :) <3
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:02am listener monica:

i thought it sounded like dwight twilley?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:02am Passaic River Blues:

That shit was fire!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:02am themutante:

Hello, Kenschlampers!
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:03am cat:

wir schlampen rum
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:03am Okasa:

Good Morning Ken!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:03am BnowB:

guten Morgen... bwahahhahaah
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:03am Okasa:

Nice pairing of music and giffery.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:04am Stay Frosty:

Good morning Ken. Please tell me who the person is wearing the Any Breckman mask in the video. Lastly, do a brother a good deed and play some Yes, sometime before the next solar eclipse...
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:05am BnowB:

@stayfrosty you sure you don't want to hear the Eagles?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:05am Stay Frosty:

*Andy Sorry.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:05am Mark Williams:

how 'bout some Country Teasers, Ken? "Thank You God For Making Me an Angel" or "Anytime Cowboy" come to mind.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:06am John in Bklyn:

Morning, Ken! Thanks! I need some Mark E. this am.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:06am BnowB:

Is that Fall gif Bonaparte?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:06am Stay Frosty:

@BrownB I looooove the Eagles. It has become a matter of principle now for me to have Yes played. Nice loooooog jams.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am BnowB:

lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am Planet Tyler:

Hey Ken, I donated but didnt see where to vote so I'm telling you here, I want billboard #4
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am Stay Frosty:

Damn. Not log jams, long jams.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am John in Bklyn:

How about a "sun" song in honor of Dum Dum and Svetlana's idiotic photo op.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am steveo:

woah I just found out that the fm radio on my phone works here in the skyscraper jungle and I don't have to stream anymore....
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:07am medson:

Have a good show Ken.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:08am BnowB:

Medson is the man! ;) peace
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:09am John in Bklyn:

@StayFrosty. In the 70s, DJs in the Pacific Northwest used to snort coke during log jams.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:10am melinda:

Hi Ken and people!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:12am Nick S.:

Hey, Ken! Been a while since I said hello but you are still gentle on my mind.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:12am dfb:

morning sm ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:13am Vivian:

For a second, I thought this was Manson.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:14am Vincent Nifigance:

This guy is hard to google, can you help us out Ken?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:14am Roberto:

Party time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:15am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I positively like the law firm ad, and think the other two would be off-putting to some of the people you'd rather _not_ put off.
I would punch-up the wfmu logo a bit, to try to avoid people's not getting the point at all.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:15am themutante:

Who is this Saint Black Alex? I need to get this album!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:16am cobradan:

per requests: The Dead C: Bad Politics
Jonathan Richman: Ice Cream Man
Helium: Superball
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:16am steveo:

THIS JUST IN: Butter New Jersey found on Toast: www.facebook.com...
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:17am FɒFɑ (:

If Saint Black Alex is not found on google is because it doesn't exist. Probably WFMU is experimenting with creating fake bands ala Spotify. Good job on printing money, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:18am -Ken:

Saint Black Alex looks like a self published CDR, just came in to the station last month
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:20am steveo:

The Mamas & the Papas covered "I Call Your Name" in 1966 on their debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears. Cass Elliot whispers "John... John" during the instrumental break, a little tip of the hat to her crush on John Lennon.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:20am steveo:

[wikipedia]
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:22am βrian:

Have the Horse Lords passed through yet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:22am MD:

WFMU...REAL FREEFORM...NOT FAKE FREEFORM!!! NO PUPPET! NO PUPPET!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:23am MD:

my doctor is the 5th doctor!!! ALWAYS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:23am MD:

the cool thing about the 5th doctor is....he'll smoke a joint with ya!!!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:24am steveo:

i'll take "beatles covers that are better than the originals" for $1000, alex
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:24am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Tammy Faye Starlite? Or since your doing covers, Tammy Lang as Nico?
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:24am Lixiviated Life:

Dishonest faux-form radio. Doesn't broadcast the truth about Katy Perry. So unfair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:25am Ike:

Will Newark let you put "asshole" on a billboard? Is that up to Newark? I don't know who regulates that. Does anybody regulate that?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:26am steveo:

is this a long jam? is Ken doing coke instead of updating the playlist?
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:26am FɒFɑ (:

Yeah, Saint Black ALex is a self-published CDR. And probably was brought in by a mysterious man in a large dark coat who wouldn't give his name nor show his face, right, Ken? Wink, wink.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:26am steveo:

ah the vanilla fudge; nice
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:26am KP:

You Can't Do That to the Beatles
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:27am Stay Frosty:

Ah! Need long jams... Yes! Yes! Yes! Long jams = much blow.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:28am βrian:

I think it's regulated by dead presidents. But an option might be that the 5th doctor is a proctologist.

Thought there'd be more billboard options by now ...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:28am themutante:

Have you lot been drinking Garbaggio Cocktails? I don't know what you are all talking about.
     Wed. 8/23/17 9:29am tadpoles:

Laibach covered the whole "Let It Be" album....I Me Mine is good!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:29am Roberto:

That teddy bear gif pretty much sums up my latest therapy session.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:31am Nick S.:

Bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate! Goddamn, prophetic!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:32am Stay Frosty:

Be obsequious, purple and clairvoyant.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:32am Okasa:

Ask for Ken.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:32am Nick S.:

Ask for Ken!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:33am BnowB:

Deteriorata Yes Please :) so good
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:33am JakeGould:

Is making fun of Barenaked Ladies a thing nowadays?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:33am (Murakami Whywolf))):

The Fifth Dictor is generally accounted to be Peter Davison's, who wasn't so much an arsehole as comatose. If you count Peter Cushing in the movies, the Fifth Doctor's Tom Baker's, who posed more like a sondomite than an arsehole, but really could get kind of obnoxious.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:34am cat:

you should play some bieber and rihanna punk covers to make the billboard more legal
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:34am Stay Frosty:

Save Ken!!!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:34am themutante:

Are we supposed to be hearing those key clicks? Am I tripping?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:34am Roberto:

I noticed last week that "Float On" was the theme music to Jazz's wedding on Fresh Prince.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:35am JakeGould:

I matter how many Doctor Whos there are, Tom Baker will always be the Doctor Who.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:35am MD:

White house Renovation? NO...Just look at the name...SAD!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 9:35am Matt ww:

Can confirm. Those Oreos were there yesterday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:35am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Now play the Presidential car piece, which I love but whose authors couldn't remember writing. 'A truck dance good on the heads of punks!'.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:36am βrian:

New Yorker cover:
68.media.tumblr.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:36am themutante:

Daddy Garbage checks in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:36am Sebastian:

hello everybody.
holy crap, that picture of Ken&Andy on the WFMU homepage shocked me
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:37am Planet Tyler:

Ken, you might want to send out a "Send Snacks" request a'la the #RanchStupidians
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:37am Brendan in Carroll Gardens:

american astronaut is a great flick
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:37am Planet Tyler:

And BTW, yes, the American Astronaut is pretty interesting!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:38am BnowB:

Searching for songs and getting back to WFMU has happened to me on google and I laugh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:38am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Criticise things you don't know about.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:38am Andrea:

Hi!
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:38am JakeGould:

@Brian: That New Yorker cover will completely reach Trump supporters and change the course of this administration.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:38am BnowB:

lmao.. this tuba? haha
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:39am BnowB:

omg.. on floor laughing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:39am Ken From Hyde Park:

Pooey-something!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:39am βrian:

It's a little creepy, though, when you find the link on Google mere seconds after it first appeared on the playlist.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:40am steveo:

i sense a bassoon
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:40am themutante:

Love this!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:40am βrian:

I thought so, too, but then I realized it was sailing way to high.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:41am pantz:

Rusty Tubas Never Sleep
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 9:41am dfb:

this great
Neil right
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:42am cory:

love the picture for this song
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:42am βrian:

... at sea level, that is.
  Wed. 8/23/17 9:42am Chrizzi:

hello from the library, you intellectuals.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:43am BnowB:

I already downloaded it. lol Hey Hey
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:43am steveo:

yeah i guess it was just the bass fiddle
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:44am βrian:

Hello back from the library.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:45am Ike:

@Murakami: The fifth Doctor was *definitely* Peter Davison's Doctor, and it turns out he *is* an asshole! Or at least a dinosaur: www.indiewire.com...
Peter Cushing's Doctor does not count according to any reputable fan. He's a human and is called "Dr. Who". So, not the same entity.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:46am steveo:

aha! bass clarinet: "David Coulter adds his musical saw on Hey Hey My My creating such a transfixed sound, Gabriele Coen on bass clarinet. The six piece string section with Vanessa Cremaschi and Elena De Stabile on violin, Ambra Michelangeli and Stefano Azzolina on viola, Laura Bisceglia and Giovanna Famulari on cello."
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:46am BnowB:

Trombone Tuba Drums.. :) LOVE THIS!!!! DIRT by the stooges hahaha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:46am -Ken:

Chrizzy! Hello to the library!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:47am steveo:

this dirt is also great and I fear i'm never going to get another cup of tea
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:48am fleep:

Rock out, big brass thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:48am doctorjazz:

Steve Bernstein gets this kind of sound on a slide trumpet, bit like slide guitar/buzzsaw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:48am -Ken:

Amazing to me how much the Tuba sounds like Ron Asheton's guitar on this..
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:49am steveo:

Asheton has a tuba pedal, I understand.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:50am steveo:

(i was joking, but internet is not laughing about the idea of making a guitar sound like a tuba)
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:53am BnowB:

lol @ ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:53am pantz:

Tuba Talk with Ken Freedman
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 9:58am JtotheK:

hi ken, please forgive my late arrival. hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 9:58am pantz:

PUG! PUG!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:59am cee:

hey everyone.


hey
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 9:59am βrian:

This almost sounds like a Fred Lane cover.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:00am FɒFɑ (:

I suspected the Little Fan Man song was coming up as one could hear Ken singing it in the background during the Leather Nun song.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:01am am I ad:

Morning S.M Ken,hello people?Great day for a great show.Thanks much.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:01am βrian:

I think John Prine is the best at dubious rhymes. They always seem to work.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:01am egal:

Bowie would use a stylophone.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:04am steveo:

tomorrow is my food coop compost hauling shift... not joking
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:04am themutante:

Pizza Rat!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:04am themutante:

What a little trooper.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:04am egal:

Should have hired the Rat Man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:04am pantz:

The rats came back. You thought they were a goner, but the rats came back, the very next day?
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:05am JakeGould:

@SteveO: Where?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:05am steveo:

park slope
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:05am John in Bklyn:

Leprechauns only work on mice.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:06am jan:

Just got into the air- smooth flight so far! Looking forward to the complimentary beverage service.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:11am steveo:

i think this might be 5/4
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:13am steveo:

i think this might be earnestly about God
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:13am FɒFɑ (:

TINOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:13am FɒFɑ (:

Santo is the most famous Mexican wrestler.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:14am Webhamster Henry:

5/4 tunes include "There will Never Be", sung by Nilsson.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:14am steveo:

lulz
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:16am Nick S.:

River Man is m favorite song, I think.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:16am steveo:

am I posting too much? I drank a lot of tea during the last long jam.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:17am Kerbo:

Nick Drake changed my guitar playing life many years ago. love it!
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:17am Listener142985:

sublime song, absurd GIF--nicely done, sir!
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:17am jan:

Love this Nick Drake!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:18am steve:

big yay for River Man
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:18am Planet Tyler:

pavement twice in a morning
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:19am judy from croton:

What's the time signature on river man? That what its called? I count to 10!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:19am -Ken:

Great song, awful segue. I will never use time signature as a basis for a se4gue ever again.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:19am themutante:

Beck really tapped into this feel for Round The Bend off of Sea Change.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:19am Nick S.:

5/4
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:19am -Ken:

Judy, it was 5/4. Tyler - Pavement twice? What you mean?
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:21am judy from croton:

Ooo question answered by previous posters. Good band name
Previous Posters
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:21am Planet Tyler:

But river man... i have a hard time listening to nick drake in public
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:21am jan:

and Shopping Trolley- you haven't played that in years- still great to hear!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:21am Planet Tyler:

Ken, Clay played Pavement
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:24am Ass Fault:

He re-paved!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:25am themutante:

Knowledge dropped!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:26am BnowB:

i'll admit; i love pavement.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:27am themutante:

Knowledge redacted!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:27am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Change it up with Key and Peele's "Funky Nonsense", their tribute to food, space, and modes of transport.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:27am Laura L:

Thanks for that Nick Drake, Ken. And Pavement too, bad segue 'n' all.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:31am Irene:

Nice set, Ken! Could you please play something by Linda Thompson? It's her 70th birthday today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:32am doctorjazz:

Linda Thompson, that would be great, seconded!
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:33am Listener142985:

this song is so much better in Spanish
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:34am doctorjazz:

R and L Thompson! Great! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 10:35am Matt ww:

<3
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:35am northguineahills:

@Listener142985: I'm sure if better, but just as beautiful in a different way... ok, maybe better...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:36am Planet Tyler:

@BnowB - whats not to love about Pavement!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:36am melinda:

Dig the Thompsons.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:36am Irene:

Thanks for R & L! Linda's very active on Facebook (and very funny too).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:39am Planet Tyler:

A friend of mine went out with the pavement drummer (NOT Gary Young!) in .... 89? 90? when they were NYCers and working at ...cant remember which museum
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:39am Megaroni:

70, the new 50! Feliz cumple!
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:40am FɒFɑ (:

Pale Blue Eyes by Carla Morrison is one of these songs that deserved to be covered by the original artist.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:41am themutante:

What doth life?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:42am Planet Tyler:

Hey Ken - just for you today - people.com...
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:43am Listener142985:

if the cookie does not kill you it will make you way stronger
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

The Oreos are there to hold down warped records.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:44am j-bklyn:

look at oreo ingredients - proud to have gmo's ! new world, new ingredients
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:44am General Attorney:

You embelish and dissemble Sir. Megan filled in for Jeff on Sunday - and thowse cookies would never have survived thru the IBJ party afterwards
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:45am northguineahills:

Follakzoid!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:47am Vincent Nifigance:

@Planet Tyler Wasn't Bob Nastanovich on ad hoc drumming duties for them and Silver Jews in NYC, when they were all living together and working at the Whitney. Steve West didn't join until about 93 I don't think.
  Wed. 8/23/17 10:47am JakeGould:

Old Oreos like that will give you the shits.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 10:47am themutante:

Great track!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 10:49am Little Danny:

Follakzoid III is so great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:53am -Ken:

General Attorney, you could be right.. I did have trouble hearing what Jeff was saying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:55am Planet Tyler:

@Vincent, yes it was Bobby. He was a sweet guy. And yes it was the Whitney! David Berman was around too
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 10:58am Vincent Nifigance:

@Planet Tyler Yeah, they were all at The Whitney working as Security Guards - Malkmus, Nastanovich and Berman. Nastanovich played neighbours trash as percussion including an old suitcase. Love that Arizona Record.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:04am FɒFɑ (:

SCHLAMMPEEEEITZIGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!

I don't think I have told you this before but I know for sure how to pronounce Schlammpeitziger. It's very easy if you follow my instructions:

Sch - This is pronounced like X
La - Is pronounced like Lei
Mm - Double M is pronunced: M&Ms
Peit - As in Poit
Zig - This is pronouned like Sex
Er - This is pronounced like Air

So basically it's like saying:
X-lei-M&Ms-poit-Sex-Air

And that's exactly how it is pronounced. Mind you, I did a German introductory course in '98.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:06am BnowB:

Love this song "Airship Gorillas, reminds me of Bonaparte.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:07am BnowB:

cant find this song for nada Airship
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:11am FɒFɑ (:

That's because it is called 'Airship Graveyards'
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:12am JakeGould:

Can the “Give the Drummer Stream” run counter programming: “Fuck Your Pantry”
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:12am steve:

Ken did Jim or Bronwyn send you their idea they discussed yesterday - "Hey kids! Scream til your parents tune to 91.1 WFMU!"... ? i voted for Manson but now i like that idea the most.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

I ran out of pit this morning, so one arm smells like mountain stream and one smells like cool forest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:14am Ike:

If so, @Jake, then the current song on the Drummer stream would be called "The Past Was Horrible and Never Ideal and Everything Sucked in the 50s, You Goofy Nostalgic Bozo" (though I swear I really do love this song, actually)
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:15am JakeGould:

What is “pit?” Some hippie deodorant rock?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:16am BnowB:

Peace everybody, much love to WFMU and this crazy world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Jake - Locker room slang for deodorant. As in "Crud, forgot to bring pit this morning!"
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:19am BnowB:

im tired..
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:22am Stay Frosty:

Oooo...reference to Logan's Run? Good read.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:22am JakeGould:

@Ken: That must be some Upstate New York slang.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:25am FɒFɑ (:

And the correct answer is: 'Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino'

That's what is wrong with America.
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:25am themutante:

Pussy Riot could answer this with MAGA.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:27am Megaroni:

FMU, what's right with Amerika!
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:29am BnowB:

I really felt those songs about this great America again
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:30am Listener142985:

yes help insightful addicts now!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:31am Stay Frosty:

This is the most uplifting song about heroin addicts that I have heard more than once.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:32am casey holcomb:

More Porter Wagoner covers, plz & thx
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 11:37am Uncle Michael:

How great is this Peter Perrett album? I ask you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:38am -Ken:

Yeah it's pretty great and it doesn't sound like The Only Ones at all!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:43am themutante:

Patience, Ken.
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:43am cee:

didn't know sonny bono got down like this
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:45am JP from KC:

Love the song diagrams today. "Twangy Bits" sounds like it should be an appetizer at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:48am FɒFɑ (:

This is authentic hippie noise!
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:49am FLman:

I protest this song!
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:49am JakeGould:

God do I hate this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:49am Planet Tyler:

@Vincent. Sounds like you were around too? Or just a big fan?
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:50am olivia:

lmao
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:50am will:

Because republicans totally weren't protesting at all during the Obama administration
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 11:50am Carmichael:

Very late heya, Kenneth. I am very busy and, therefore, quite important.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 8/23/17 11:51am chris:

hello there. able to catch some of your show today, Ken, but coffee keeps shooting out my nose. please advise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 8/23/17 11:53am blee:

love the Jazz graphic. 36 minute song, ha!
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:54am Stay Frosty:

Ken, eat the damn cookies already (if you haven't yet)
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:54am Dean:

I demand an end to demands to end things.
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:55am FɒFɑ (:

What happened to Sam and Joe voices? Are you playing this at the normal speed?
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:56am Stay Frosty:

But I want to have my cake and eat it too. Is that wrong?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:56am steveo:

can you record yourself ending the show on vinyl and then do that hand brake thing right at the very end?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:57am steveo:

oh, and thanks for the YAGS (yet another great show)
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:58am Dean:

Current lead singer for U2, no?
Avatar    Wed. 8/23/17 11:58am steveo:

bluegrass: edcyphers.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar Wed. 8/23/17 11:59am themutante:

Brava, Ken!
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:59am ov:

tree hugger
  Wed. 8/23/17 11:59am FɒFɑ (:

Thanks, Ken, people! Great comments, gifs and music! Till next episode!

Take care and remember to be happy!


What? Aren't you happy yet?! BUT I JUST SAID BE HAPPY! C'MON! LOOSEN UP! BE HAPPY I SAY!!!!
  Wed. 8/23/17 12:00pm bobo:

Wait a moment..Can I still request a song?
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