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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
bryan ferry  sympathy for the devil   Options these foolish things  island  1973      0:00:00 ()
bad ksets  rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain   Options president gas  self-released    myspace.com/thebadcassettes  *   0:05:24 ()
prozack turner  what is an mc   Options death taxes & prozack  self-released  2005      0:08:57 ()
the hygrades  in the jungle   Options va-nigeria rock special  soundway      *   0:13:18 ()
the wicked awesomes!  information entropy   Options 7"  almost ready      *   0:16:13 ()
the individuals  dancing with my 80 wives   Options fields/aquamarine  bar none    playing live on my show next week!  *   0:19:30 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound          0:32:27 ()
the skunks  i recommend her   Options the "in" sound          0:33:48 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound outro   Options the "in" sound          0:37:24 ()
imaginary icons  rosa luxemburg   Options s/t 12" ep  daggerman      *   0:37:29 ()
wire  mekon headman   Options object 47  pink flag    playing live at Irving Plaza on Oct 9 for FREE, presented by WFMU  *   0:43:02 ()
the auteurs  lenny valentino   Options now i'm a cowboy  vernon yard  1994      0:46:55 ()
vermillion sands  mary   Options 7"  rijapov      *   0:48:50 ()
cute lepers  it's summertime, baby   Options can't stand modern music  blackheart    playing live on my show in TWO weeks! (Aug 19)  *   0:58:03 ()
nos llamamos  esa   Options s/t  intolerancia      *   1:00:41 ()
burning brides  hurry up   Options anhedonia  cobraside      *   1:04:25 ()
clapham south escalators  leave me alone   Options 7"  upright  1981      1:06:50 ()
robert pollard  weatherman and skin goddess   Options is off to business  guided by voices inc      *   1:18:28 ()
teardrop explodes  colours fly away   Options wilder  mercury  1981      1:23:50 ()
the heliocentrics  distant star   Options 12"  stones throw      *   1:26:36 ()
vivian girls  such a joke   Options s/t  in the red      *   1:30:48 ()
daedelus  fair weather friends   Options love to make music to  ninja tune      *   1:32:34 ()
              1:35:42 ()
black orphan  online   Options circuits 7"  ufo dictator      *   1:39:17 ()
apache  boys life   Options boomtown gems  birdman      *   1:41:03 ()
defektors  kickfirststone   Options va-emergency room  nominal      *   1:43:38 ()
petroleum byproducts  rat face   Options va-emergency room  nominal      *   1:44:44 ()
new bloods  oh, deadly nightshade   Options va-pdx pop now! 2008  pdx pop now      *   1:46:44 ()
r.b. hudman  yo-yo   Options       for Sybil.    1:49:50 ()
baseball project  past time   Options vol 1: frozen ropes and dying quails  yep roc      *   1:58:35 ()
thomas function  relentless machines   Options 7"  dusty medical      *   2:01:17 ()
chris butler  the devil glitch (short version)   Options the devil glitch    1996      2:05:55 ()
classic dracula v  asbestos   Options semi-rise & slow-fall of  lhygiene sonore      *   2:10:52 ()
the parkinsons  heroes and charmers   Options up for sale 7" ep  wrench  2005      2:14:06 ()
nobunny  i am a girlfriend   Options love visions  bubbledumb      *   2:23:48 ()
icy demons  summer samba   Options miami ice  obey your brain      *   2:25:43 ()
preshish moments  wet dream   Options let's be friends  daly city      *   2:29:03 ()
beach boys  honkin' down the highway   Options best of the brother years: 1970-86  capitol  1977  from the CD liner notes: "released May 30, 1977, as Brother-Reprise single RPS 1389; did not chart."    2:31:53 ()
fugu  blackwall   Options as found  third side      *   2:34:30 ()
tina mason  just like a man   Options tina mason is something wonderful  new sounds      *   2:41:03 ()
frustration  we have some...   Options relax  born bad      *   2:43:37 ()
the traditional fools  layback!!!   Options s/t          2:47:06 ()
plastic stars  sheena gets around   Options 7"  no front teeth      *   2:47:54 ()
blondie  in the flesh   Options s/t  private stock  1976      2:49:55 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 8/5/08 11:11pm Laurie:

Please tell Tommy Tornado he can't give up.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:11pm efd:

i can haz scores plz?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:11pm monica:

x-lent opening choice, evan! the bryatollah rules....
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:12pm john:

sox up 8-2, bottom 9...that what you're looking for?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:14pm efd:

yes, thanks John! how about the Yanks and Rays?

thx Monica... Laurie, I'll see if I can talk him out of it!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:14pm john:

8-2 Sox final. Rays won 8-4, Texas beating Junkees 8-6 in the 8th, but the rangers really have no pitching at all.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:15pm Sybil:

Sorry I'm late! Did I miss anything?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:16pm john:

Well, we missed you! Does that count? Oh, and the baseball roundup.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:17pm Sybil:

Bryan Ferry! Waaaaaaaah!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:18pm dave:

belatedly: all due respect to mr. bryan ferry who i do truly adore, but i'm just not sure there's such thing as a cover of sympathy for the devil that comes within light years of the original.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:19pm Sybil:

John, i was watching about four games and lost track of the time.

Damn modern technology and the horse it rode in on!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:20pm john:

I'm following everything on mlb.com myself. Shouldn't modern technology be riding in on a Segway or something?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:21pm efd:

look at me asking for score updates as if i had time to read/respond during my opening set...
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:21pm Jason:

so this is what the wicked awesome sound like!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:23pm dave:

oddly, it's pretty close to how i'd imagined it.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:25pm john:

They sound wicked awesome. But baseball waits for no man, as we go to the 9th with the Rangers holding on to an 8-6 lead.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:25pm Jim:

It wasn't that awesome. It was good though.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:25pm Sybil:

"information entropy" is kind of... redundant... or something.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:34pm Jim:

How's that
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:35pm Jim:

Are you all going to be playing regular music during the old-timers week?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:35pm Sybil:

regular music? Say what?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:36pm john:

Special guest John Sterling says, "Yankees lose! Theeeeeeeeeee Yankees lose!"
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:37pm Droll:

Thanks for the heads up about JF/DS tomorrow! I hope he goes for a Notes-Per-Show record.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:38pm Sybil:

Thanks, john. I'm blacked out from that one.

Now waiting out the Dodgers game. Can you guess why?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:39pm john:

Is it Manny-related? In a pool for when he doesn't run out his first ground ball?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:40pm efd:

John - banned!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:41pm Sybil:

Oooh, MUMS!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:41pm efd:

has anyone here heard of The Skunks before?

Jim - the music will depend on the guests... it will be as "regular" as their shows were, I'd guess.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:42pm john:

What'd I say? In case I'm being suspended without pay, trust me, Jason Bay is the perfect hitter for Fenway. Righty who hits righties and is most devastating when he pulls the ball. 4 for 5 tonight.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:43pm efd:

Sybil, you'll have to handle this... if I get into it there'll be a lot of dead air on tonight's show!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:44pm Sybil:

Manny draws a BB. He's 2-for-3 tonight. He's batting, what, .700 with LA?
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:45pm john:

Oh, and Bay's seven years younger, hustles, never got voted 23-1 off his team, and is signed for a year and a half. He's a hell of a ballplayer.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:45pm dave:

holy cats, imaginary icons are wireiffic.

and by "wireiffic", i mean "wicked awesome".
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:46pm efd:

funny you should mention wire...
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:47pm dave:

someone's got to lob the softballs for you to knock the free concert announcement out of the park.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:48pm efd:

not to mention i already had them cued up!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:48pm dave:

  Tue. 8/5/08 11:49pm Jim:

I enjoy the new Wire stuff. I liked the EPs from the past few years, too. Play some more obscure crap though.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:49pm Amanda:

I am pretty sure I've heard of the Skunks, but not actually familiar with them. (How many times has someone said that about a band they don't actually know at all?) Regarding that track I'm mainly disappointed that E.L. is on vacation and couldn't hear that "happy how-do-you-do."

Dave, way to ESP the segue!
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:50pm efd:

John, seriously, I appreciate your comments and Red Sox fandom, but to paraphrase Jerry Remy during last year's pizza-tossing incident: that type of behavior will not be tolerated in this ballpark!
We will have to agree to disagree re Manny.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:51pm Sybil:

My bad, Manny's batting .625 for the Dodgers.

It took so long because I had to add, and I ran out of fingers.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:52pm G:

Try base ten. Works well with fingers, I hear. :-)
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:52pm john:

Happy to agree to disagree. Manny's a hall of famer, Bay isn't. Yet. And Bay's only hitting .429 for Boston, with no game-ending double plays. I'll shut up about it now, but we can revisit in October when the Sox are playing and the Dodgers (who I will be seeing a few times in LA in a couple weeks!) aren't.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:52pm Sybil:

Heh, john, that's no kind of bait. You think I have to choose, and I don't.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:56pm Sybil:

efd, it's rare to see such a pure exemplar of MUMS in the wild. The thing to do is to allow it to pass in respectful silence, I think.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:56pm G:

Skunks bootleg video 1979

  Tue. 8/5/08 11:58pm john:

Sybil, MUMS? And that Vermillion Sands record was, well, wicked awesome.
  Tue. 8/5/08 11:58pm Sybil:

  Wed. 8/6/08 12:04am Sybil:

LA/StL going extra innings. Oy.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:07am Sybil:

Vermillion sands, in the 3.5 seconds I looked at their very cluttered, bandwith-chewing myspace page, seemed to be from Italy. So prolly no relation to nene records. Oh well.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:13am efd:

ah, thx Sybil.

John, i suggest you go to joyofsox.blogspot.com and scroll down a bit to the Manny posts... the views of the guy who runs that site are pretty much in-line with mine, and he's more eloquent than me. :)
(at least, when i'm doing my show)
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:16am Sybil:

Intentional walk to El Maestro. Heh.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:20am john:

I'll do that. I'm happy to say there are two sides to this rather emotional issue, just trying to see the bright side of what was a really quite hideously bad situation for all concerned before the deal. It's cool.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:23am frenchee:

hey efd, who's the celeb winner?
I probably didn't even recognize the famous one...
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:27am Jim:

  Wed. 8/6/08 12:29am john:

Julian Cope heals all wounds.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:29am efd:

Liz, I'll email you; I don't want to say it out loud.

Jim, why hm?
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:31am frenchee:

hee, ok. Must be a good one!

and wait, isn't Julian Cope the heel that wounds?
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:32am Sybil:

There is no wound. There is no heel.

I am one with the playlist.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:32am john:

Knew it was one or the other. Quite not impossibly both.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:46am Jim:

Hm because of the Pollard tune. I am a sucker for him, and that kind of stuff in general, but that wasn't doing it for me at all. Do you have anything perkier?
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:54am efd:

I haven't listened to the CD that closely yet, but I'll give it another listen this week.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:56am Sybil:

It's pouring rain in Atlanta, and they're still playing.

Heh. Yoyo. Not pitching tonight, though.
  Wed. 8/6/08 12:57am Sybil:

efd, if you have a chance, check out the Tavarez clip I found which I posted today.

And thanks for the song!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:01am Jim:

Oh I meant in general, not off the Pollard disc.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:02am Laurie:

The world is ending. Paris Hilton made me laugh: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:02am john:

Have to ask, Tavarez as in Yo-Yo or as in Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel?
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:02am Sybil:

Laurie, I'm afraid to look at that link.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:02am Jim:

  Wed. 8/6/08 1:03am Jim:

I bet you can't do a baseball set.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:04am efd:

Jim, maybe you'll dig the Thomas Function single coming up....
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:04am Sybil:

If it were the latter, John, it would be Tavares.

Don't worry, a lot of people make that mistake!

Man, sliding in the mud in Atlanta.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:05am john:

I knew that, and should have assumed you did. I seem to have a lot to apologize for tonight.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:05am Jim:

Eh, they are ok.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:06am efd:

or, maybe not! ;)
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:07am Sybil:

No apologies needed!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:08am efd:

i can't do a baseball set *right now*, but i bet i could put one together with some advance planning...
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:08am Sybil:

What, Jim, not perky enough?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

meanwhile, in Altlanta, I think they're bulding an ark in the outfield
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:10am john:

I've been following the Twins and Mariners spending the last few innings each deciding the other team should really win.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:12am Sybil:

I notice Detroit and the ChiSox are still at it!

And Boston's other team wins its water polo match, 11-4.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:18am efd:

wow, when did that Det/Chi game start? it's approaching all-star length!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:18am john:

As for the Mariners, even their own broadcasters are a little inconsistent in their pronunciation of the closer's last name. If I were called Putz (and more than once I have been), I'd be sending out daily memos reminding people that it's u as in push.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:19am Jim:

Detroit lost in horrifying fashion.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:19am Sybil:

It just ended after 14 innings (or 13.5, I'm not sure). I think it started at 8.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:21am Sybil:

Where is tony d/miss b?

Hmm, I see what you mean about the Twins game, John.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:27am Jim:

I think you would lose our bet technically if you did that.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:29am john:

How about every team's edition of Terry Cashman's Tallkin' Baseball?
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:32am efd:

i would rather lose the bet than play any team's version of Talkin' Baseball, even the Red Sox version.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:32am efd:

(not that there's an actual bet on the table)
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:35am Jim:

Yeah if you took the offer I mean.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:41am Sybil:

So the songs have to be about baseball? Or is it enough if they have baseball connections?
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:43am Jim:

Nah I just meant vaguely connected to baseball.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:44am Jessica:

Fugu = [deadly if prepped by jr sushi chef] pufferfish.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:44am Jim:

Not necessarily any over the top MLB lyrics like that Baseball Project band.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:46am efd:

oh, like on that Simpsons episode!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:47am efd:

and Sybil, good question re Toni D - i have no idea!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:50am efd:

Simpsons episode about puffer fish, that is
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:53am Jessica:

I had one in my cubicle @ Berkeley Systems. In an aquarium. A great big cubicle-perimeter-making aquarium, with a sassy flirtatious pufferfish making eyes with me. (He's not in the screen saver, but does appear on the boxer shorts.) Oh, how I miss that little fugu.
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:55am Sybil:

How about this:

  Wed. 8/6/08 1:56am john:

how about the intruders' love is like a baseball game? No actual MLB content, but still...
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:57am Sybil:

Jessica, you worked at Berkley Systems? After Dark Berkley Systems?
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:57am john:

OK Sybil, that was a shade freaky. Excellent choice, though!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:58am Sybil:

Dang, John, GMTA!
  Wed. 8/6/08 1:58am john:

And so do we!
  Wed. 8/6/08 2:00am Sybil:

I actually own that record. A 45.
  Wed. 8/6/08 2:01am john:

Ditto, in point of fact. Think I prefer Cowboys To Girls, though.
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