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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.
September 15, 2021: hi, noon || Annual show dedicated to Jim McIntyre, aka Jimmy Mack, who helped make this and every EFD show possible.
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Nearly 15 years ago, in October 2006 I dedicated my first-ever show on the WFMU weekly schedule to Jim McIntyre, a/k/a Jimmy Mack, who was one of my best friends in high school. Jimmy started volunteering at Boston's legendary rock radio station WBCN while we were in high school, and before long his passion, dedication and enthusiasm earned him the position of Music Director at the station.|
Jimmy was the person who turned me on to a TON of new music that was coming out at the time: Cheap Trick, The Dictators, The Ramones, The Stranglers, Ultravox, and Television are just a few of the bands that I first heard of because of my friendship with Jimmy. Imagine being in your teens in the '70s and having a friend turn you on to just ONE of those bands. Now increase that impact tenfold, or more, and you start to get an idea of the importance of Jimmy's friendship. OK, not every band he turned me on to was super-cool — he gave me the first couple of Foreigner albums, for instance — but still, Jimmy had a great ear for cool music that wasn't yet and often never became part of the mainstream.
Fortunately for me — and for you — Jimmy's excitement and passion for discovering and sharing new music was matched by his generosity. Nearly every time I saw him he'd present me with a bag of extra (or rejected) promo records from his WBCN job. Many of those records remain favorites of mine to this day.
In the summer of 1985, Jimmy learned he had AIDS. A year later he passed away, at the age of 25. As you can see from the obituary that ran in the Boston Globe, shown above (click it for a larger image), he was as generous with his time as he was with records. Regrettably I had lost contact with Jimmy by this time, and didn't learn of his passing until a few years later.
I dedicated that first weekly show on the regular WFMU schedule to Jimmy to acknowledge his impact on my life, and especially on my own musical tastes. Since then I've dedicated one of the first shows of the WFMU fall schedule to him, since his influence is never too far from what you hear me play on my show. Thanks for taking a moment to read about him, and thanks for listening to WFMU.
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|Artist||Track||Album||Label||Year||Comments||New||Approx. start time|
|ace frehley||back in the new york groove||kiss solo albums 12" sampler||casablanca||1978||0:00:00 (Pop‑up)|
|the specials||(dawning of a) new era||s/t||chrysalis||1980||0:02:57 (Pop‑up)|
|chaz jankel||glad to know you||questionnaire||a&m||1981||0:05:36 (Pop‑up)|
|das damen||noon daylight||mousetrap||twin/tone||1989||0:11:51 (Pop‑up)|
|garcia peoples||high noon violence||natural facts||beyond beyond is beyond||2019||0:16:08 (Pop‑up)|
|south shore commission||train called freedom||s/t||wand||1975||0:21:13 (Pop‑up)|
|dj funktual||for the funk||via youtube||0:26:44 (Pop‑up)|
|the tubs||illusion||names 7" ep||trouble in mind||bandcamp||*||0:36:53 (Pop‑up)|
|the yolks||tell me now||7"||randy||*||0:38:45 (Pop‑up)|
|freakees||the middle||7" ep||tomothy||bandcamp||*||0:40:59 (Pop‑up)|
|other houses||twins who fence||twins who fence 7" ep||aagoo||bandcamp||*||0:42:49 (Pop‑up)|
|slut magic||stfu||7"||leesta vall||
recorded direct to lathe-cutter ??
Slut Magic on bandcamp
|motrik||silver twin||moon: the cosmic electrics of motrik||jealous butcher||bandcamp||*||0:54:26 (Pop‑up)|
|lee paradise||tripping over daisies||single||telephone explosion||bandcamp||*||1:00:28 (Pop‑up)|
|the jam||i need you (for someone)||7"||polydor||1977||1:04:31 (Pop‑up)|
|the crystal furs||miss hughes||cd single||kitten pants||bandcamp||*||1:07:46 (Pop‑up)|
|moon museum||pleasures of peace||single||moon museum||2021||bandcamp||1:11:05 (Pop‑up)|
|the connells||stars||steadman's wake||black park||bandcamp||*||1:20:25 (Pop‑up)|
|the last detail||i'm sorry||single||elefant||
Fugu + A Girl Called Eddy
|home||fine||18||almost halloween time||bandcamp||*||1:26:21 (Pop‑up)|
|the silencers||i see red||a letter from st. paul||rca||1987||Jimme O'Neill and the late Cha Burns from Fingerprintz||1:29:30 (Pop‑up)|
|the bongos||space jungle (demo)||beat hotel (expanded edition)||rca||Expanded reissue released digitally over the summer; see the Bongos at Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair this Sunday night!||*||1:33:03 (Pop‑up)|
|steve wynn||nothing but the shell (demo)||decade box set||real gone music||2020||
Playing at The Old Schoolhouse in Metuchen NJ this Sunday night!
This song orig ca. 1996
|massage||made of moods||still life||mt st.mtn / tear jerk / bobo integral||bandcamp||*||1:51:08 (Pop‑up)|
|beulah||score from augusta||when your heartstrings break||sugar free||1999||1:54:29 (Pop‑up)|
|the orange peels||2x2||celebrate the moments of your life||minty fresh||bandcamp||*||1:57:29 (Pop‑up)|
|the catenary wires||always on my mind||birling gap||skep wax||bandcamp||*||2:01:02 (Pop‑up)|
|anika||finger pies||change||sacred bones||bandcamp||*||2:10:00 (Pop‑up)|
|ruth mascelli||libidinal surplus||a night at the baths||disciples||bandcamp||*||2:14:26 (Pop‑up)|
|chrissy||so electrifying||so electrifying ep||pets||bandcamp||*||2:20:05 (Pop‑up)|
|black bones||abts||night drives||touch sensitive||2021||bandcamp||2:26:47 (Pop‑up)|
|uv-tv||overcast forever||always something||paper cup||bandcamp||*||2:44:30 (Pop‑up)|
|the resonars||gold to blue||single||hypnotic bridge||bandcamp||*||2:46:38 (Pop‑up)|
|the sneetches||unusual sounds||form of play: a retrospective||omnivore||2017||this song orig 1988; 2017 compilation||2:49:58 (Pop‑up)|
|philip frobos||pool disturbance||vague enough to satisfy||upset! the rhythm||from Omni; album out Oct 1||*||2:53:12 (Pop‑up)|