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Description: Exuberance/Ebullience, banter, possibly an interview, context and connection, the familiar, the strange.



Find: Symphonies of Treble, Words Of Expectation, stab, skronk, shimmer, sheen, The New Sound of Now, Ideas for Walls, pleasure, pith, Flutter and Wow, Motorik, cowbells, disco akimbo, at least one Cantankerous Singer, The German Language, shards of glass, Ethiopian Punk, organic, synthetic, sawtooths & squarewaves, Library Riffage, yesterday's recipes, the wrong speed, intentional static, floating, ethereal, time and timelessness.

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Options August 19, 2021: Seven Day Weekend! Music for your vacation, Music for your party, and other

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Treorchy Male Voice Choir Accompanied by the Cory Band  God Bless The Prince Of Wales   Options Holiday In Wales: Qualiton Extended Play Record  Cwaliton Records (Wales) Ltd.  1960  7"  2nd July, 1960 - It seems 7 inch singles advertising themselves as "Musical Postcards" were a thing back in the day. This might be one of those. It slips on our record player and plays askew. We like that.    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Portishead  Threads   Options Third  Mercury  2008  CD      0:01:28 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    0:07:04 (Pop‑up)
Our Daughter's Wedding  Lawn Chairs   Options Digital Cowboy EP  EMI  1981  Vinyl      0:11:21 (Pop‑up)
Metronomy  Holiday   Options Nights Out  Because  2008  Vinyl      0:14:36 (Pop‑up)
Munk  Portofino Mosh   Options Aperitivo  Gomma  2004  Vinyl      0:18:38 (Pop‑up)
Serge Gainsbourg  Sea, Sex and Sun   Options Les 100 Plus Belles Chansons  Mercury  2006  MP3      0:22:35 (Pop‑up)
Wham!  Club Tropicana   Options Fantastico!  CBS  1983  Vinyl  Derek is not happy that I'm playing this but George Michael was a genius.    0:26:05 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    0:30:02 (Pop‑up)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions with Jimmy Cliff  Seven Day Weekend   Options "Club Paradise" Soundtrack/7"/Blood & Chocolate Expanded  Rhino  1986/2002  CD      0:34:52 (Pop‑up)
Sex Pistols  Holidays In The Sun   Options Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols  Warner Bros.  1977  CD      0:37:30 (Pop‑up)
Brian Brian  At Home He Thinks He's A Tourist   Options Culture  Secret  1980  EP  After Martin Atkins left Public Image Ltd. in 1980 (later to rejoin them), he recorded an EP and covered this Gang Of Four song, which had been released the year before    0:40:50 (Pop‑up)
Frank Black Francis  Holiday Song   Options Frank Black Francis  Sonic Unyon  2004  CD  Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV, aka Black Francis, aka Frank Black, revisited his first 1987 demo tape (of future Pixies songs) and eventually agreed to release it, but decided to also record new versions w. Two Pale Boys for inclusion on the new (2004) release. This is one of those reimagined Pixies songs.    0:44:39 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    0:46:55 (Pop‑up)
Drinks  Hermits On Holiday   Options Hermits On Holiday  Birth  2015  Vinyl      0:53:23 (Pop‑up)
Gillian Hills  Zou Bizou Bizou   Options Twistin' The Rock Gillian Hills Vol. 9 Compilation  Barclay  2002  MP3      0:56:30 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Rene  Bar-B-Q   Options After Hours: The Collection Northern Soul  Rhino  2011  MP3      0:58:53 (Pop‑up)
Frank & The Top Ten  Beach Bunny   Options The In-Kraut, v. 3: Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany  Marina  2008  Vinyl  This comp series just keeps on giving!    1:01:10 (Pop‑up)
Al Campbell  Sensimillia   Options Talk About Love  AC Music  1991  Vinyl      1:03:39 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    1:07:26 (Pop‑up)
The Other Ones  Holiday   Options 7"  Virgin  1987  7"  One of the earliest musical purchases I (Derek) made. Not the sort of thing I would generally say I listen to in this day and age, but suitable for the theme of this show.    1:14:38 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  Endless Vacation   Options Too Tough To Die  Sire/Warner Bros./Rhino  1984/2002  CD      1:18:25 (Pop‑up)
Blonde Elvis  Summer Boys   Options On Humility    2021  Other  Blonde Elvis Bandcamp  *   1:20:13 (Pop‑up)
Young Canadians  Hawaii   Options Last Call: Vancouver Independent Music 1977-1988  Zulu  1980  CD  Originally called the K-Tels until they were sued by the K-Tel Corporation    1:24:10 (Pop‑up)
Holger Czukay  Cool in the Pool   Options Movies  Harvest  1979  LP      1:26:00 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    1:30:51 (Pop‑up)
The Bees  A Minha Menina   Options A Minha Menina 7"  We Love You  2002  7"  I sometimes prefer this cover to the original!    1:34:35 (Pop‑up)
Fred Schneider (w/ Deadly Cupcake)  Coconut   Options Just Fred  Repreise  1996  MP3  This is one of the greatest moments of Fred's creative output and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.    1:37:06 (Pop‑up)
5,6,7,8's  Woo Hoo   Options Bomb The Rocks: The 5,6,7,8's Early Days Singles  Time Bomb Records  2003  Vinyl      1:40:53 (Pop‑up)
Steel Harmony/Joy Division  Transmission   Options n/a  n/a  2009  MP3  I apologize for the poor audio quality but sadly, no recording of this exists and we had to make do because you need to hear this. Steel Harmony worked with Turner Prize winning artist, Jeremy Deller, on the Manchester International Festival event, ‘ ‘Procession’, held in July 2009, performing songs by Joy Division and the Buzzcocks. Steel pans form the heart of the band, accompanied by a strong rhythm section which produces a rich, heavy sound. Fusion is their inspiration; spicing up arrangements in their own inimitable style, whilst demonstrating the versatility of the pans. No genre or style of music is out of bounds – Steel Harmony aim to surprise and leave you wanting more.    1:42:48 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Announce_  __________   ___________  _______      _Your hosts announce_    1:46:27 (Pop‑up)
Beta Band  Squares   Options Hot Shots II  Regal  2001  Vinyl  This song samples "Daydream" by the Wallace Collection...a song that has been oft covered and sampled by a number of artists...more on this to come as Babs is currently obsessed by this tune. But the Beta Band use it to great effect on this most chill little ditty...    1:49:46 (Pop‑up)
Gorillaz  Plastic Beach   Options Plastic Beach  Warner Records  2010  Vinyl  A dystopian take on beach life on one of their very best albums, to be sure.    1:53:13 (Pop‑up)
Whitey  Lost Summer   Options Lost Summer  No Label  2012  Vinyl  Proof there's a Whitey song for every occasion. He's even dour in the summertime but that's what we come to expect from the most talented Whitey!    1:56:20 (Pop‑up)
_Host(s) Sign off_  __________   ___________  _______      Your hosts sign off, thank-you for listening, you lovely you.    1:59:45 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Byrd and His Orchestra  Makalapua   Options On The Shores Of Waikiki  Mercury  1957  Vinyl  The jewel of my polynesian/tiki section. This record always sounds good...in the warm days of summer or the coldest days of winter. So soothing. So chill. So good.    2:01:07 (Pop‑up)
___And now, your friendly Sheena's Jungle Room auto-bot plays you a randomised mélange of musics  As the auto-Jukebox decides...   Options ?            2:04:00 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 👻 7:51pm DJ Babs:

Good evening Beachers!!! Holiday transmission starts at 8PM EST!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Scott67:

G'day Babs, Derek & Beach Bums!
😎🤙🌏🏖🌊🦈
Avatar 8:01pm Alli B:

Hell-ooooo!
Avatar 8:02pm Cameron Pretendre:

Good evening. Happy vacay vibes.
Avatar 8:02pm laurapanic:

beach time!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Scott67:

G'day again Laura! 😎🤙
Avatar 👻 8:03pm DJ Babs:

Hello Everyone!!!!
Avatar 👻 8:03pm DJ Babs:

Hi Scott! Hi Cameron! Hi Laura and Alli!!!
Avatar 8:04pm laurapanic:

Hi Scott...at my desk, happy to have WFMU. Glad you like Bitchcraft. Our song "Hot Socialist" is a bit of a nod to some girl doo wop stuff....
Avatar 8:04pm Cameron Pretendre:

Working while listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm Mr Fab:

As Ms. Funicello sang "Beach party toniiiiight!"
Avatar 👻 8:05pm DJ Babs:

Hello Mr. Fab! Derek kickingn off the beach party in chill weird fashion lol
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:06pm Derek Westerholm:

Hey Cameron, Alli, Mr. Fab, Laura, Scott... Hi Hi Hi!!!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Scott67:

G'day Mr.F.👍😎
Avatar 👻 8:09pm DJ Babs:

I just popped some prosecco!
  8:10pm DJ Nico:

Echo Beach Party!
Avatar 8:10pm Ursula1000:

Portishead=ESSENTIAL
Avatar 8:11pm Alli B:

Hi T!
  8:11pm DJ Nico:

Porti-shed pronunciation
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Scott67:

Laura, I hear ya about Owl Sun. I sometimes pop in to Chat there, she will often repeat what is written verbatim. Expletives & all, it's a laugh. You can request & phone in too.
👍😎☎️📻🦉☀️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:11pm Mr Fab:

hey Scott, and fellow party people!

I just popped some prosecco for Mrs Fab's birthday the other day.
  8:11pm DJ Nico:

Hey Alli B 💖
Avatar 8:12pm Alli B:

My dog is turning her head back and forth listening to you guys talk 😂
Avatar 8:12pm Ursula1000:

they're EVERYWHERE!!!!!!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:12pm Scott67:

Cheers & Happy Mrs.Fday!!
🍺😎🤙🥂🍾🎂🎁🎉
Avatar 👻 8:13pm DJ Babs:

LOVE IT! Thank you all for joining us tonight!
Avatar 8:16pm Cameron Pretendre:

Yeeeeeesssss! Work motivation track!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:17pm Derek Westerholm:

Prosecco party for vacations & Fab birthdays! Nico, thanks for the pronunciation confirmation & hi! Ursula1000 hey hey!! Alli, I love picturing your dog listening to our radio blah blah blah like it's an audio tennis match, haha.
Avatar 8:19pm RohanSJ:

Just tuned in. Let's see whether I can still get any work done!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:20pm Mr Fab:

Porti-shed?! I've never heard it pronounced that way in all these decades but i've probly only just heard Yanks like me pronouncing it. Have i been so wrong for so long?
Avatar 8:20pm Ursula1000:

LUV this song!
Avatar 8:20pm laurapanic:

no I don't think you are wrong MR Fab
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:21pm Derek Westerholm:

I imagine the Portis-Head pronunciation would be anticipated & intended.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:22pm Scott67:

Fab, same here mate, never heard any Aussie, or Pom say ...Shed.
Avatar 8:22pm Alli B:

This song makes me feel cheeky. Like I want to strut around with attitude while dressed in finely tailored clothing.
  8:22pm shellioh:

hey guys!!!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Derek Westerholm:

Hey Shelli!
Avatar 8:23pm Alli B:

Hey Shelli!
Avatar 8:23pm Cameron Pretendre:

The town they are named after and from is pronounced Portis-head. My friend grew up in the next village over and pronounces it Portis-head. Sorry for nerding out there…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Mr Fab:

just don't call em Port-O-San.
Avatar 8:24pm RohanSJ:

www.bristolpost.co.uk...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Derek Westerholm:

No apologies! I'm the one in the pedantic rabbit hole
Avatar 8:25pm laurapanic:

Serge telling it as he sees it
Avatar 8:25pm RohanSJ:

Sorry, I didn't identify the link I just posted: "The places in and around Bristol which are always pronounced wrongly" including Portishead
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:25pm Derek Westerholm:

Thanks Rohan! So... "You may find that most residents pronounce it 'Pors-ead'."
  8:26pm shellioh:

oh serge…
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Derek Westerholm:

The waters further muddied! Haha
Avatar 8:27pm Ursula1000:

there's a fun house-y edit of this by Barry & Gibbs that I love to rock
  8:28pm DJ Nico:

WHAM
Avatar 👻 8:28pm DJ Babs:

Ursula I would absolutely lose my mind in your record collection, lol
Avatar 8:28pm laurapanic:

I endorse this WHAM track, never mind Babs.
Avatar 👻 8:28pm DJ Babs:

ALSO YES I AM PLAYING WHAM BECAUSE VACATION
Avatar 8:29pm RohanSJ:

There is no justification required for playing Wham!
Avatar 8:29pm Ursula1000:

I didn't think George M's passing would have hit me as hard as it did---I can't make it thru Listen Without Prejudice w/out tearing up
Avatar 8:29pm RohanSJ:

(nor for dancing to it)
Avatar 8:32pm Cameron Pretendre:

Hahaha. Frittata fest incoming!
Avatar 👻 8:37pm DJ Babs:

Speaking of frittatas at the farmers market they had zucchini blossoms so I battered up some of those babies for dinner tonite. What'dya have for dinner? FLOWERS GODDAMN FLOWERS
Avatar 8:38pm Cameron Pretendre:

Yum!
Avatar 8:39pm RohanSJ:

FLOWERS IN FLOURS
Avatar 👻 8:39pm DJ Babs:

holy fuck were they ever good!
Avatar 👻 8:43pm DJ Babs:

This is an excellent cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Mr Fab:

weren't they, Babs? I'm sure I haven't payed "Never Mind The Bullocks" since I was a teenager, but damn, that shit holds up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Mr Fab:

unless you were referring to Elvis Costello with Jimmy Cliff, they were good too!
Avatar 8:46pm Alli B:

Yes!!
Avatar 👻 8:46pm DJ Babs:

I was talking about the Gang of Four cover but yes. That Sex Pistols record DOES hold up. It's one of the best rock and roll records ever made IMHO
  8:49pm ?:

Looks who's on the chat!
Avatar 8:50pm StringOFperils:

The Hammer !!
  8:50pm ?:

?=Leslie
Avatar 8:50pm RohanSJ:

Hamilton, where Sonic Unyon is one of our local labels
Avatar 8:50pm RohanSJ:

(yes I live in Hamilton)
Avatar 8:51pm StringOFperils:

I was listening to Frank Black yesterday, and grooning to it
Avatar 8:53pm StringOFperils:

Hello Babs & Derek, and Echo Beach Muffins
Avatar 👻 8:55pm DJ Babs:

Hi String!!!!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Derek Westerholm:

Hi String! Hi Leslie!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:01pm Derek Westerholm:

Oooh... I like "Echo Beach Muffins"!
  9:01pm DJ Nico:

Wendy Rene ❤️
Avatar 9:01pm Alli B:

This song is so special ❤️👏👏👏
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:02pm Derek Westerholm:

Leslie, I think if you set yourself up with an account (friend of WFMU), it will show your chosen name instead of "?"
Avatar 9:05pm Alli B:

Tuuuuune
Avatar 👻 9:06pm DJ Babs:

This song is so much fun! lol
Avatar 9:06pm Alli B:

I’m going to bust up some now
Avatar 👻 9:07pm DJ Babs:

THATS WHY I PLAYED IT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm Mr Fab:

or if you don't want to set up an account right now, you can just write your name in the little box under where it says "Comment!"
  9:08pm ?:

There she is!
Avatar 9:08pm StringOFperils:

Or, thirdly, you can remain enigmatic, ?
  9:10pm lesliehastonhurst:

Meep~
Avatar 9:12pm Alli B:

I see you, Leslie!
  9:12pm DJ Nico:

Leslie ❤️
  9:13pm lesliehastonhurst:

Ladies!
Avatar 9:16pm Alli B:

💃💃💃
Avatar 👻 9:16pm DJ Babs:

LESLIEEEEEEE
Avatar 👻 9:17pm DJ Babs:

Also this song is AMAZING I'd forgotten how good it is!!!
Avatar 9:17pm Alli B:

It’s incredible
Avatar 9:18pm StringOFperils:

Rotate those shoulder pads!
Avatar 9:21pm StringOFperils:

So good.
Avatar 9:22pm Alli B:

This song is so beachy
Avatar 👻 9:23pm DJ Babs:

This is a local artist! Blonde Elvis!
Avatar 9:26pm Alli B:

Young Canadians!
  9:27pm DJ Nico:

THought it sounded like Art Bergman!
Avatar 👻 9:28pm DJ Babs:

Yes!!!
Avatar 👻 9:28pm DJ Babs:

Tomorrow we will be getting cool in the pool!!
Avatar 9:30pm Alli B:

Pool day!!!
Avatar 9:30pm seizure salad:

Ah, would love a Cdn punk show/set. Pointed Sticks, DOA, Slow. Loving your show tonight. Love from TO. (Hey, do you remember Savino Mazzuocco? He's sittin' beside me)
  9:30pm Tyler:

Yay! Arrived just in time to hear Holgar Czukay!
Avatar 👻 9:30pm DJ Babs:

Hey Tyler!!!!
  9:30pm Tyler:

Good evening poolsiders!
Avatar 👻 9:31pm DJ Babs:

Hey Seizure Salad!! OMG SAVINO!!!!!
  9:31pm Tyler:

Hi Babs!
  9:31pm Tyler:

Hot! SO HOT!
Avatar 9:33pm RohanSJ:

Hey Tyler!
  9:33pm Tyler:

Oh, damn! I missed the Bergmann!
  9:36pm Tyler:

TUNE!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:37pm Derek Westerholm:

Savino! -- Salad! -- Hey! -- Tyler, helllllo... yes... Hot here... Cool in pools... Agreed, this cover is so fantastic! Amazing original, amazing cover!
  9:38pm Tyler:

Gotta love a Pop song with a descending hook worthy of Sabbath!
  9:39pm Tyler:

Schneider-Vision!
  9:42pm Tyler:

Put the dynamite in the coconut!
  9:43pm Tyler:

I think Jim Carroll lifted the melody from this song for 'All The People That Died'
  9:44pm Tyler:

OH MAN! As Promised! :)
Avatar 9:45pm RohanSJ:

Is this the band playing in the parade in Manchester?
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:45pm Derek Westerholm:

Hey Seizure salad... More Canadian punk can (& will) definitely be arranged for future shows.
Avatar 👻 9:45pm DJ Babs:

YES IT IS
I had to rip it from the internet and remaster it lol
Avatar 9:46pm seizure salad:

Derek lovely lovely. Enjoying muchly. Steel pan Joy Division, who knew?
  9:46pm Tyler:

There's a party going on round here...
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:47pm Derek Westerholm:

I know, right? From a YouTube clip, someone who stumbled across the live event and followed, filming it, from his phone. Haha
  9:51pm Tyler:

Thanks! Hi Everybody!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Derek Westerholm:

I have been told (being a pedant here again, sorry) that the correct pronunciation of Beta Band is "Beeta Band"... Anyone w/ a confirmation or refutation?
Avatar 👻 9:53pm DJ Babs:

I WILL FIX IT IN CORRECTIONS NEXT WEEK
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:53pm Derek Westerholm:

Only if it's incorrect... Otherwise you will not.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:55pm Derek Westerholm:

I have quite a few corrections of my own from past shows... I am frequently loosely accurate, and occasionally patently inaccurate.
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 9:56pm Scott67:

Thanks Babs & Derek, Lovely stuff guys!!
✌😎🤙🌏🌻
Avatar 9:57pm StringOFperils:

Thanks!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:00pm Derek Westerholm:

Aww, so fantastic to be able to bring you music, we love the artists we play and all of you who listen!
  10:01pm Tyler:

That's Okee, Deerek! I deedn't know that aither...
Avatar 10:01pm RohanSJ:

Thank you Babs and Derek for another great transmission!!!
Avatar 10:01pm Alli B:

Thank you so much!
  10:02pm Tyler:

Thanks Babs & Derek! Nice set!
Avatar 👻 Swag For Life Member 10:03pm Derek Westerholm:

It's been a wonderful time with you all
Avatar 👻 10:03pm DJ Babs:

thank you everyone!!!
Avatar 10:03pm Alli B:

🌺🌺🌺
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm Mr Fab:

To Derek, Babs, and all of you: Alooooooha...
  10:04pm Tyler:

Mahalo...
Avatar 👻 10:05pm DJ Babs:

Goodnight everyone!!!!
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