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Options September 2, 2008: they call me rock 'n' roll

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
brownsville station  they call me rock 'n' roll   Options motor city connection  big tree  1975      0:00:00 ()
the mirrors  interstate 69   Options a green dream  hook or crook    (these are the Greg Ashley MIrrors, not ye olde Clevelande Mirrors)  *   0:08:55 ()
fallen leaves  go now   Options it's too late now  parliament  2008  playing live on my show in 2 weeks! Also catch them at Maxwell's on Fri the 12th and Don Pedro's on Sat the 13th!    0:14:01 ()
comsat angels  eye of the lens   Options 7"  polydor  1981      0:16:55 ()
the heavy  colleen   Options va-you don't know: ninja cuts 3CD set  ninja tune      *   0:20:36 ()
the coasters  everybody's woman   Options           0:24:32 ()
the powerchords  dream girl   Options ...think i'm gonna  single screen      *   0:37:40 ()
electric bunnies  bubble bath   Options 7"  columbus discount      *   0:40:23 ()
mayyors  white jeep   Options megan's lolz 7"  gomerdome      *   0:43:38 ()
the omens  won't be ashamed   Options 7"  hipsville      *   0:45:55 ()
huxton creepers  skin of my teeth   Options keep to the beat  bigtime  1988      0:48:32 ()
mi ami  african rhythms   Options cd single  white denim      *   1:02:41 ()
herbie & the royalists  lost voyage   Options va-swinging london  rpm  2007      1:08:54 ()
cold sun  twisted flower   Options dark shadows  world in sound      *   1:13:39 ()
paul weller  all i wanna do (is be with youu)   Options 22 dreams  yep roc      *   1:16:34 ()
ladytron  they gave you a heart, they gave you a name   Options velocifero  nettwerk      *   1:28:38 ()
jeanie tracy  don't leave me this way   Options 12"  megatone  1985  one-time Star Search contestant.
hey, here's her web site - she sells make up now!
  1:31:31 ()
health//disco  triceratops   Options you will love each other  lovepump united      *   1:38:05 ()
magic is kuntmaster  forget her   Options wrath 12" ep  somnimage      *   1:42:25 ()
parry gripp  turkey so fine   Options hoagiefest!!  wawa records (??)        1:56:23 ()
jacuzzi boys  you should know   Options 7"  hozac      *   1:58:47 ()
kwyet kings  walk you home   Options cherrypie  screaming apple  1995      2:01:15 ()
the wicked awesomes!  wizardship stardestroyer   Options 7"  almost ready      *   2:05:09 ()
vivian girls  i can't stay   Options 7"  in the red    playing live on Michael Goodstein's show this Saturday night, 9pm!  *   2:07:13 ()
ac/dc  down payment blues   Options powerage  epic  1978  cd reissue, that's why it's on Epic.    2:09:54 ()
high decibels  miss cindy   Options hd  rolling jack      *   2:20:21 ()
foreign legion  come to the city   Options the secret knock  hunger strike      *   2:23:03 ()
kayak  i want you to be mine   Options 7"  janus  1978      2:28:13 ()
wreckless eric & amy rigby  astrovan   Options s/t  stiff      *   2:31:59 ()
mazie smirdigie kocini  dramatiska gramatika   Options kraa  tornis    they're Latvian!  *   2:37:11 ()
the donuts  growing's [sic]   Options 545  chapter 7      *   2:44:25 ()
imaginary icons  cctv   Options s/t  daggerman      *   2:46:15 ()
ice  la grande guerre   Options va-des jeunes gens modernes  born bad      *   2:49:21 ()
tubeway army  do you need the service   Options 7"  beggars banquet  1979  b-side of "Down In The Park"    2:52:16 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 9/2/08 11:05pm Sybil:

Good evening all!

Sorry to miss last week.

I'm watching a very interesting game now, mmmm-hmmmm, yes it is.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:06pm Sybil:

Oops, forgot to say:

Brownsville Station yeah!
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:08pm efd:

hi Sybil! missed you last week. Some game tonight!
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:09pm john:

Hi from LA again! Still don't have Dodger tix yet, though I'm going to see the Angels in a week or two.

Sybil, what game is that? Got the Mets on the intertubes here. And I was going to say "yeah" too!
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:11pm Sybil:

I have a number for you: 1700!

I mean, 1701!

Manny is up to 1701 RBI, (HR 30 for the year too) and, wow, Angel Berroa went to catch a ball and it ended up in his shirt.

And... something else happening I can't talk about...
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:18pm john:

my hotel's too hip to have the dodger station on the cable. These guys get on my nerves sometimes. Dodger fans big issues are still being 2 games under .500 and Jeff Kent's dissing of the blessed Vin Scully.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:19pm efd:

Angels, Schmangels! You've gotta get on those Dodger tix!

Sybil, is the "something else" baseball related??
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:20pm teddy:

fuck yes comsats
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:20pm Sybil:

OK, so why I missed last week:

I simultaneously thought it was both Tuesday (because, for instance, I knew I didn't have to teach) and Monday (don't know why, but I was convinced of it when I thought about WFMU). So I heard Hillary's speech but then decided it was Monday.

Holding two mutually contradictory ideas in ojne's head at the same time was, I believe, Scott Fitzgerald's definition of genius. Just call me Zelda.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:22pm Sybil:

Yes, the something else is baseball-related.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:25pm john:

I'm working on it---Dogs just got back in to town after 10 days on the road. I'll get there, I swear! Keeping an eye on that something else too, as soon as the Mutts give up their lead in the 10th.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:26pm efd:

Glad you liked that, Teddy!

Zelda, I know the absence of Tom Scharpling threw at least one regular off last week, so you were not the only one who was confused. For whatever that's worth.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:26pm efd:

re "something else" - now I've got it.
In the Dodgers game?
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:27pm Sybil:

Yeppers. Ol' Vin is doing a superb job not talking about it, too.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:29pm runtwzrd:

i found you again thank god i crashed and forgot the call leters but went to the jessy gress web page
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:31pm runtwzrd:

some long and forgotten 60 nazz or todd rundgren please
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:31pm Sybil:

Oh, foo. I went out to get some water and they got a hit.

No, I don't really think it's my fault.

I don't.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:34pm runtwzrd:

mets 6 to 5 over twins lets go mets
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:35pm john:

it was a trademark issue, actually. Comsat is a satellite telecom company. Preferred classic rock, apparently.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:37pm nbc.com:

  Tue. 9/2/08 11:38pm john:

Yeah, I had it on. Lieberman's speech stank. Kept telling the crowd he's a Democrat. I'm from Connecticut. He ain't.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:39pm Laurie:

Culture Club INCLUDING Boy George? Oh wow!
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:40pm Sybil:

I can only take so much suckitude in a day. And there was baseball to be watched.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:40pm Droll:

I lost track of how many Filthy 15 were that list! Near clean sweep on Paisley Park!
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:40pm tr-i:

tr in 88
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:46pm Pete:


Listener Pete here.

If you have The Pranks "Modern Communication" CD in the New Bin (you should as Belock played a song last week), Would appreciate if you could play the title track "Modern Communication"

More Power Pop in a great year for Power Pop releases.


  Tue. 9/2/08 11:48pm listener jeremy:

first time listener to this show. really enjoying the potpourri
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:49pm john:

You know, they give me four freaking ESPN channels (roughly 10% of the total channels available), two big-ass HDTVs, and I can't get the damn Dogger game. Suitably jangly guitars make it all better, though.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:49pm efd:

definitely not your fault Sybil, you followed the rules. Who was throwing it?

Pete, that might have been Joe's personal copy as I don't recall seeing that CD when I went through the new bin earlier.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:51pm Sybil:

Clayton Kershaw pitching, he's about 15 by the looks of him. Well, maybe 17. Good pitcher though.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:51pm efd:

thanks, Jeremy!

John, agreed about Lieberman. If he's a democrat I'm a goddamn Olympic gymnast.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:53pm john:

Best factoid of the night: By MSNBC's count, Fred Thompson cleared his throat 70 times during his speech, in which he told us John McCain was a POW, in case you hadn't heard. Oh, and admitting that being a POW wasn't a qualification for being president. Oopsie.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:56pm Sybil:

MLB blackout rules are teh sux.

Apparently Donna Brazile said that Thompson gave a "great speech".
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:58pm roger:

  Tue. 9/2/08 11:58pm john:

Great Grandpa Fred, who stayed up through naptime, gave a very good speech, but it was all about McCain's bio. There was nothing in it we couldn't have already known, except the facts he got wrongish. The base would have loved it, but it's been established that the delegates to the RNC are considerably to the right of the party as a whole, if possible.
  Tue. 9/2/08 11:59pm Sybil:

Mmmm... brains...
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:02am john:

i dont' get the game because my hotel doesn't feel like paying for the channel, apparently, and I'm blocked on the video by mlb.com because I'm logging in from LA. Three more weeks, too.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:04am john:

Plug: Bing and Ruth....absolutely stunning stuff. Live set on Bethany Ryker's show a month or so ago, packed to the brim with multi instrumenntal quasi ambienty wonderfulness.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:14am efd:

Thanks for the BIng & Ruth plug, John. Sucks that you're in LA and can't even watch the Dodgers games!
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:15am roger:

now would be good time for a "roxy music" song--somebody nudge the dj
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:21am efd:

appreciate the suggestion, Roger... not sure if I'm feeling the Roxy vibe just now, though; plus I played Bryan Ferry solo a couple of weeks ago.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:23am roger:

ok--havin fun here!!!!
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:27am Sybil:

Joe Torre taking young Kershaw out now (top of 8th) after 99 pitches, 3 hits, 1 BB (I think). He gets an ovation.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:28am roger:

does anyone here remember a band from the 70's called "jo jo gunn"
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:31am roger:

i love ladytron!!!!!
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:35am efd:

sure, Jo Jo Gunne featured a post-Spirit, pre-"Thunder Island" Jay Ferguson!

Sybil, Kershaw just got called back up from the minors, right? I'm pretty sure I saw him in early August but then heard he'd been sent down.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:38am C:

If Keith makes a request, I'm going to be suspicious.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:40am Sybil:

Kershaw went down to AAA on the 29th of August apparently. Not for long.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:41am john:

Kershaw's only 20 and uber-talented. If he can get the walks down, he might become a dominant pitcher. I'm not Sybil, of course, nor would likely ever pretend to be.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:41am Sybil:

my cat Keith?
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:41am roger:

i keep getting tagged as someone else on here --please stop--roger is my real name--i am getting mad
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:48am roger:

oh c ---referred to keith kershaw--whoever that is--sorry i hate baseball
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:49am Sybil:

OK, I have an important question.

Black or Aubergine?
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:50am roger:

why do people like baseball it is meant for rich replublicans--you know the war mongers!!
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:51am Clayton Kershaw:

Oh, I don't have any requests. Whatever efd wants to play is fine with me!
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:51am TERRY:

Is the bed music Cypress hill???
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:53am roger:

to sybil --iam white--german irish descent
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:55am roger:

i am leavin here and takin al gore with me--got to protect the al gore
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:56am Sybil:

Hmm. My question was about shoes.

I was, apparently unsuccessfully, trying to ignore roger.
  Wed. 9/3/08 12:58am roger:

  Wed. 9/3/08 12:59am Sybil:

  Wed. 9/3/08 1:00am Laurie:


  Wed. 9/3/08 1:00am roger:

shoes my ass--i just re-read transcript!!!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:00am john:

What's the occasion? Post-Labor Day, after 2am any colors but pastels are OK in the northeast.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:02am roger:

avoid white
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:03am roger:

i mentioned white earlier--but i think i got away with it
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:03am Sybil:

Or hoagies!

And roger - I was trying to CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

So anyway... black? or aubergine? Violet is also possible, but, I mean, violet...
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:03am efd:

Sybil, I don't think we have enough info to answer the question!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:05am C:

After spending some time in Mass. for Labor Day, I have to say that they have the best "hoagies" in the country. (Unfortunately not for $2.99 though)
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:05am john:

Evan's right, as he so often is. Details, darn it!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:06am john:

Shouldn't it be a grinder in Mass? New England represent!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:07am Sybil:

I know you don't have enough information. That's what makes it fun.
I'm looking at a pair of shoes. They're really cute. But in my size, black costs $13 more than aubergine. Whatever color that is. And about 90% of my wardrobe is black. (I do live in NYC.) So I'm debating.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:07am efd:

C, I believe you are referring to GRINDERS!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:07am roger:

i have a hole in my sock--everybody kept drivin through it
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:08am dc:


I hardly even know 'er!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:08am C:

Grinder?? I've always just called them subs.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:08am Sybil:

See, if I get them in aubergine, I'll have $13 to spend on grinders.

It's just that I love the challenge of repeatedly typing "aubergine".
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:10am john:

Dark purple, like its namesake vegetable? Or you could adjust your shoe size to one where the black is cheaper.

Hours of fun with the regional variations of sandwich dialect.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:10am dc:

What else in your wardrobe goes with aubergine? What else goes with black? Need I say more?
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:10am C:

I do say wicked awesome sometime though.

Sybil--it sounds like you've made up your mind. I have no idea what aubergine looks like, but think you should go for it.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:11am roger:

chat is going over my head---but keep it up--i may learn something
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:13am roger:

i am being manipulated it seems
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:13am Sybil:

Aubergine = eggplant, in French.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:14am efd:

Terry, you're close - the bed music is The Lordz Of Brooklyn.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:14am C:

So isn't that basically just black?
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:15am john:

this would be where a psych revival oriented show would play Nick Nicely's masterful 1981 track 6B Obergine to help Sybil decide. Fortunately for freedom of conscience, this isn't that show, though I think I need to get out more.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:16am roger:

no deep purple
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:16am Sybil:

You would think so, C, but apparently eggplants are a kind of purplish burgundy color where these folks come from.

Nothing in my wardrobe matches, but I think I have a bruise that color.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:18am efd:

there was an art teacher in my high school whose last name was Albergo. Some of the kids used to call him Mr. Eggplant.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:18am dc:

Mine'r all greeny/yellow. I think women refer to that specific color as "yewww!"
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:19am john:

The bruise will change color and you'll need to dye the shoes.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:20am Sybil:

Yes, John, there is that.

Or I could keep getting more bruises, a thought which doesn't appeal.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:20am dc:

...or just bring another purse! duh!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:21am roger lee nester:

pple are comeing out of the woodwork
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:21am john:

I think my idea would prove somewhat less traumatic in the long run. Only trying to help.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:26am Sybil:

OK, if I'm to judge by their myspace page, The Wicked Awesomes are from Edmonton, CA. Or they live there now, or something.

I just don't understand the world. What can you count on anymore?
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:27am john:

I'm totally hearing Flamin' Groovies in that high decibels guitar line. Rawk!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:28am efd:

[makes note for potential segue next week]
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:30am roger:

thanks efd--GREAT SHOW!!!!!!----love you guys on listener comments
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:33am roger:

wfmu is the fox news of radio --but that's ok--i drink beer--brought to me by cindy mccain
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:36am Sybil:

This is wreckless Eric? Interesting.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:37am roger:

excuse me if she gets poor---someday--i will cry in my beer if i had one
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:38am efd:

It is! There are some other songs that are more Wreckless Eric-ish than this one...
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:40am roger:

sybil is overacting --scaring me
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:42am Sybil:

Well then, my job here is done. ;->
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:42am roger:

is there a name for what's a wrong with her
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:44am roger:

love ya sybil---great time here
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:49am john:

Wouldn't the whole Donuts/Bearclaw thing be funnier if, instead of New Jersey, they claimed to be Danish?
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:49am efd:

Roger, I think you're the only one who is having that reaction.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:52am Babs:

someone just told me about the astrovan song...how can i hear it?
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:53am efd:

ha! excellent point, John!
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:53am Sybil:

Speaking of baseball-related songs, which we weren't, Liz Berg played a song called "Sweet Caroline" on her show this week. Except it was in French. And it wasn't the Neil Diamond tune. I kept looking at the playlist in confusion.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:54am john:

I like this, but it's sort of like a French John Foxx-era Ultravox tribute band. As if the fact that Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby are now married weren't cognitive dissonance enough.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:55am john:

Or maybe early Gary Numan. I stand corrected.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:56am Babs:

guess i need to email
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:57am Sybil:

Babs, you can wait until after the show is over and the archive goes up, and listen to it then.
  Wed. 9/3/08 1:58am Babs:

oh thats great! thanks sybil!
  Wed. 9/3/08 2:05am efd:

thanks for fielding that question, Sybil - I ran out of time during my show to comment. Babs, if you're still reading - the archive will be posted in the morning, usually by 9am, and then you can click on the link that will appear to the right of the song.

(I think that French song should have been called "Caroline Douce," no?)
  Wed. 9/3/08 9:05pm Johnny Johnny:

Have you heard anything about the record fair this year (e.g. live bands and special events)?
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