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Options January 9, 2009: Let's get this Friday started, right, quickly. (The No War / No BART Blue-on-Black violence MIX)

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Oakland, CA this week where over the past two nights protesters have taken to the streets to express their anger over the BART police killing of unarmed 22 year old black passenger Oscar Grant in the early hours of New Years Day. Attorney John L. Burris, who represented 2Pac & Rodney King among others and is author of the book "Blue Vs Black", is handling the case.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Billy + Bryce  I fought the Old Codger + he won (Thinking of the name Bryce)   Options     2009 
Above is the US census exact graph of the popularity of the name Bryce (as in baby's been given the name) from 1900 to 2005 which - as you see - has grown in popularity in recent years. The boy's name Bryce \b-ry-ce\, also used as girl's name Bryce, is pronounced bryce. It is of Scottish origin, and its meaning is "of Britain". Variant of Brice which originated as a transferred use of the Scottish surname derived from the medieval given name. Bryce Canyon, in Utah, is one of the great natural splendors of the West. Bryce has 1 variant form: Brice. For more information, see also related names Bryson and Price. Baby names that sound like Bryce are Bruce, Bryse and Pryce. Bryce is a popular male first name and a very popular surname 
Boby Fuller  I Fought the Law   Options           0:05:24 (Pop‑up)
Peaceful rally/march NYC Jan 4 2009  recorded Sunday afternoon on Park Ave @ 59th   Options     2009 
This is a protest I stumbled upon last Sunday afternoon as it stalled on Park Ave near 59th Street. Nearly all men, they were stopped and singing this beautiful song. I had to record it - luckily I always carry a small digital recorder. As this parade, which stretched many blocks up and down Park Ave., stopped several groups of men gathered in circles (like emcees in a cipher) to sing their sad but beautiful songs. I felt drawn into this event - even though I did not understood a word been said/sung or even know what the protest was all about, or even who the people were. But I didn't need or want to know. I felt I understood the vibe and I know I really the music. That was enough for me..... The day before, down on 42nd Street, I had stumbled upon another group (Palestinians for peace) who were loudly protesting as they marched crosstown passing Grand Central Station. I figured this march was also related to what was going on in Gaza. But it didnt matter since I felt the vibe of what these men were singing and found their singing and percussion (a simple slapping of the hand on your chest in joint rhythm) - so much so that, as I recorded this piece, I joined in the mass song. The mass feeling reminded me of previous mass gatherings from the vibe at early Critical Mass cycles in SF to the old Full Moon Raves back in the day....... 
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news reports KTVU on BART po po shooting of Oscar Grant  R.I.P. Oscar Grant   Options     2009      0:11:56 (Pop‑up)
KRS-One  the sound of the police   Options           0:15:25 (Pop‑up)
Addictive TV  Slumdog Millionaire Trailer Remix   Options         *   0:20:02 (Pop‑up)
A R Rahman Featuring Palakkad Sriram & Madhumitha  Liquid Dance   Options OST: Music From The Motion Picture Slumdog Millionaire  Interscope  2008      0:22:27 (Pop‑up)
Eoin O Suilleabhain  Motley Beatbox   Options Eoin O Suilleabhain    2009  Keeping Limerick Loose  *   0:25:23 (Pop‑up)
Naive Ted aka Deviant  Sorry About The Hum, Lenny   Options       Galway all the way    0:26:55 (Pop‑up)
K-The-I???  400 On The BPM + Before The Session + Trading Places (feat. Nocando)   Options Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow  Mush  2009    *   0:30:59 (Pop‑up)
Todd Barry  HBO Crank Documentary   Options           0:36:59 (Pop‑up)
Birdy Nam Nam  Kind Of Laid Back   Options Birdy Nam Nam  Kif Music  2006      0:37:35 (Pop‑up)
J Dilla (Jay Dee)  Workinonit   Options Donuts  Stones Throw  2006      0:41:05 (Pop‑up)
Foul Mouth Jerk  NJ Transit feat. El Da Sensei   Options Street Light Music  Granola Funk        0:44:06 (Pop‑up)
D-Styles  F.U.P.M   Options           0:47:51 (Pop‑up)
DJ Badrok  1-800-Coming Correct   Options VA: Cue's Hip Hop Shop Vol 1  Stray Records  1998      0:52:08 (Pop‑up)
N.W.A.  Dopeman (remix)   Options Straight Outta Compton  Priority Records  1988      0:55:28 (Pop‑up)
Milk  Get Off My Log (the Jazzyfatwoody remix) remix by Joe Quixx & King Tech   Options Single  American  1993      1:01:08 (Pop‑up)
Ice Cube  Jackin' For Beats   Options Kill At Will  Priority Records  1990      1:03:22 (Pop‑up)
Rinnessy  Bopper Feat. Mac Mall & Mac Dre RIP   Options It Iz Whut It Iz  Mactivity Productions  2008      1:06:28 (Pop‑up)
Cut Chemist & DJ Shadow  Jukebox Rock   Options The Hard Sell Encore    2007      1:09:51 (Pop‑up)
One On One Crew  Bassin'   Options VA: Jack Trax : The Sixth Album  Jack Trax  1988      1:17:10 (Pop‑up)
ZZT  The Worm (Original Munich Version)   Options Single  Turbo Recordings  2008      1:21:30 (Pop‑up)
Acorn Arts  Silence   Options VA: Future House: Best Of House Music Volume 4  Profile Records  1993      1:24:18 (Pop‑up)
Popof / D.I.M.  Elektric Circus / Is You (acapella)   Options I Love Techno 2008  N.E.W.S  2008      1:28:06 (Pop‑up)
Anti-Nowhere League  Animal   Options We Are...The League  WXYZ  1982      1:33:16 (Pop‑up)
Foul Mouth Cringe  Sphinx   Options The Richard Dastardly Identity  Mindfree Records  2008      1:35:57 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  Paul Revere   Options Liscensed To Ill  Def Jam Recordings  1986      1:39:06 (Pop‑up)
Frank & Moon Zappa  Valley Girl   Options Valley Girl  Barking Pumpkin  1982  45RPM single slowed down to 33.3RPM    1:42:43 (Pop‑up)
Caroline Kennedy  I Love New York   Options     2009      1:48:14 (Pop‑up)
Eric B & Rakim  Eric B Is On The Cut   Options Paid In Full  Fourth & Broadway  1987      1:48:33 (Pop‑up)
Gangstarr  Dwyck feat. Nice & Smooth   Options Single  Chrysalis  1994      1:52:14 (Pop‑up)
Mission  Disturbing Behavior   Options Mission EP  B Sides Entertainment  1999      1:56:12 (Pop‑up)
Too Short  In The Oaktown   Options Shorty The Pimp  Jive Records  1992      1:59:51 (Pop‑up)
Tittsworth  WTF (Featuring Kid Sister and Pase Rock)   Options Twelve Steps  Plant Music  2008      2:01:40 (Pop‑up)
L' Trimm  Cars With The Boom   Options Grab It  Time-X Records  1988      2:05:04 (Pop‑up)
    VA: Bass 4 Bassheads          2:08:49 (Pop‑up)
Boogie Down Productions  Elementary   Options Criminal Minded : Instrumental  B-Boy Records  1987      2:10:52 (Pop‑up)
Pete Rock  Till I Retire   Options NY's Finest Instrumentals  Nature Sounds  2008      2:13:30 (Pop‑up)
MMG - 2 Black 2 Strong  Yes! Yes! Revolution To Rass!   Options Burn Baby Burn  Clappers  1990      2:17:45 (Pop‑up)
J Dilla (Jay Dee)  Airworks / Lightworks   Options Donuts  Stones Throw  2006      2:21:31 (Pop‑up)
M.I.A. & A R Rahman  O...Saya   Options OST: Music From The Motion Picture Slumdog Millionaire  Interscope Records  2008      2:27:35 (Pop‑up)
Zombie Zombie  Texas Rangers   Options VA: Versatile 2008  Versatile Records  2008      2:30:31 (Pop‑up)
Fripp & Eno  The Heavenly Music Corporation   Options Pussyfooting  Opal  2008      2:34:08 (Pop‑up)
P.O.S  Half-Cocked Concepts   Options Audition  Rhymesayers Entertainment  2006      2:36:28 (Pop‑up)
Boogie Down Productions  9MM Goes Bang   Options Criminal Minded : Instrumental  B-Boy Records  1987      2:37:44 (Pop‑up)
J Dilla (Jay Dee)  One Eleven   Options Donuts  Stones Throw Records  2006      2:40:34 (Pop‑up)
Pete Rock  Questions   Options NY's Finest Instrumentals  Nature Sounds  2008      2:41:30 (Pop‑up)
Grandmaster & Melle Mel  White Lines (Don't Do It)   Options The Best of Gransmaster Flash, Melle Mel & The Furious Five  Rhino  1994      2:43:16 (Pop‑up)
Beanfield  Effet   Options Beanfield  Compost Records  1996      2:47:25 (Pop‑up)
John Cooper Clarke  The Pest   Options       have always loved this Manchester "punk poet" spoken word artist since I heard him all dem years ago (and no one I have heard since comes close to his unique style) and was so pleasantly surprised to see him a year or two ago in that movie about Ian Curtis    2:50:04 (Pop‑up)
Plan B  No Good   Options           2:52:42 (Pop‑up)
FIELD recordings SF/X  Sounds of frogs and birds   Options            

Listener comments!

  9:55am DJ Latest News Update:

As reported in this morning's NYTimes the US economy shed 524,000 nonfarm jobs in December,according to the Labor Department; more than 11 million Americans are now unemployed, the most in nearly 25 years. The unemployment rate has now jumped 2.2 percentage points since April.
  9:58am Lambchop:

Where's Porkchop? I heard she hangs out here....Hey, did you read that silly-but-funny joke on the comments section of HotRod's playlist earlier today by Listener Jeremy - QUESTION:What do you say to a one legged hitchhiker? ANSWER: Hop in! (Is this thing on?)
  10:28am BillyJam:

I just gotta say at this juncture (my fourth year at WFMU radio) that I sincerely love ( L U V) being a part of WFMU as a DJ and the reason I love it so much - and above all other stations I have been at - is clear to me now. It is simply because at this unique fuckin place (unlike any other station I have been affilated with - approx 15 over 25 years) that both the WFMU management and fellow staffers/volunteers and (more importantly) you the listeners are so amazingly cool and understanding with all of the DJs here and their programming choices -unconditionally so. I have been a DJ at all kinds of stations from college to community to commercial to pirate - and even at the most radically "alternative" stations I was on, I was always held to certain boundaries - no matter how subtle they superficially appeared. Even on non-commercial "freeform" stations (such as KALX or KUSF or KPFA or even Free Radio Berkeley) where I did various forms of alternative music shows if I went off in a "weird" or unpredictable direction (eg when I might bust out a thrash metal or punk track in the middle of a 2 hour hip-hop show) I would get so much grief and hater feedback from my otherwise dedicated listeners. Meanwhile here at WFMU no matter what I (or any DJ here) might do or play - anything, absolutely anything as weird or differennt as one could possibly imagine - nobody, not one person gives me or any DJ here any grief. Instead both the folks here at WFMU and the people who listen are so incredibly trusting and supportive that it it unreal. And that is why this station is so unlike anywhere else. Seriously. I love this fuckin station because it truly nurtures "freeform" programming - unconditionally. Thank-you so much WFMU!!!
  3:03pm Lisa M:

Hey Billy!! Long time. happy new Year!!!
  3:05pm Parq:

Billy Jam, you so crazy.
  3:06pm Bad Ronald:


Excuse me, there's something in my eye...
  3:06pm Lisa M.:

Yes I have been keeping up with the Oakland protests.What a way to start the New Year.
  3:06pm Lisa M.:

Billy is quite crazy and silly,LOL...
  3:07pm Sean Daily:

Eighth comment! Woo hoo!
  3:08pm seb:

you OK?
  3:08pm Sean Daily:

What we need right now is the Dead Kennedys version of "I Fought the Law and The Law Won"...
  3:09pm djspiderman:

fuckin great words Billy.
  3:09pm fishmonkeystew:

Billy Jam! The unpredictability of this station is exactly why it is so appealing. Thanks for the kick ass show. Please keep us guessing.
  3:09pm north guinea hills:

the reason i love the bryce/billy dynamic, is that they represent my two aural loves (not to mention that doug's show kicks ass). I love moderist avante garde/ethnographic topography/elcectro-acoustic tomfoolery/ and party dance music of all stipes. If jace (/rupture) & jim (small change) were on on fridays, it would be aural overload. Thanks billy & bryce!
  3:17pm BZ:

  3:22pm zedprophfer:

you couldn't have picked a more fitting song than that!
  3:23pm jeanli:

awesome show as always, B-jamm, &thanx for the current events tip, keepin it real on fmu
  3:26pm Jason:

loves the konnakol, great show billy keep on fighting the good fight!
  3:32pm jan:

I gotta remember to turn your show on! I'm liking this show. For too long I got out of the habit of listening on Friday.
  3:38pm north guinea hills:

wow, i miss good mush recs shit.... thanks....
  3:40pm chris:

Billy Jam, you rock, give it up for des BBN!!!
  3:42pm HotRod:

Ah!!!!!!! YES!!!!
  3:43pm north guinea hills:

j dilla was a genius, 'tis a shame lupus got him so early. it really sucks.
  3:46pm d OO bs:

Boom! Dilla goodness. The d OObs loves the weekly Friday education.
Keep it vegetarian, no beef/no stems. One love, two love, three love, whut!
  3:50pm Timi Dz nutz:

Hey to all and to the MAN WITH the mic in his hand. Hung over @ work look'n forward to a two pint lunch....
  3:53pm north guinea hills:

timi dz nutz, i beat you the punch, i had a 4 pt lunch, was up superbly late last night. 90 minutes to go until i'm free for the weekend.
  3:53pm Timi Dz nutz:

Hey B...I love this old cut D-Styles. keep drop'n da Jersey Hip Hop..Essex Wrek'n Shit.!!! Go Devils!!!!
  3:56pm Jessica:

Holy hallelujah, these breaks make it all feel so much better.
  3:57pm d OO bs:

Man, I swear the number dialled at the start of that Badrok tune is the same number Snoop dials on Deez Nuts.
  3:57pm Vilens:

boy am i glad i stumbled on this show.

thank you so much for playing dilla. i run a free-format college station at Manhattanville College. www.wmvlradio.com

long live free-format.
  4:01pm Jessica:

[and I've got the local finest coming by, protecting and serving as best they're able. which is both teh awesome and not so gret aktully. the times = interesting.] the needle, on the record = ahhhh.]
  4:03pm Bainne:

Milk - it does a headnod good.
  4:05pm Lisa M:

ahh. Billy jam is killin it as usual :-)
  4:06pm Timi Dz nutz:

Alcoholism is the only disease you get yeled at for have'n. You will never hear somebody say..."look at you, your a wreck and your life is a mess. You got Lupus!!!!
  4:09pm Timi Dz nutz:

Mitch & Mac RIP you all Rocked
  4:10pm north guinea hills:

i dunno, every disease/injury i've had, my parents gave me a mix of sympathy/disadain. since they're teetotalering (fundies), the alcohoism is a mystery. at least my bros. have the same affliction.........
  4:16pm Jessica:

omg, how did you do that? Nice.
  4:16pm Jessica:

you're not telling me Cut Chemist & Shadow really mixed in Tuxedomoon. Really?
  4:20pm Cecile:

Billy, my life would be complete for this minute if you would sing a Stooges song.

  4:22pm Cecile:

ngh, sometimes that which parents repress springs up fresh in their offspring.
  4:23pm Timi Dz nutz:

I gota go to me Big Daddy @ Hard Knox now...( that's a local SF IPA @ a soul food cafe on 3ST Dog Patch HP you Don't Knows)
  4:24pm Cecile:

you're making me jelz, timi
  4:27pm still b/p:

My folks must have repressed great ugliness of every variety and a vicious toll house cookie jones.
  4:29pm north guinea hills:

not to be flippant, Cecile, but of course. I am who i am, accounting for my positive and negative qualities.

have a kickass weekend Cecile, i need more aciiiiiiiiiiiid house. see you next week! :-)
  4:30pm HotRod:

oooooohhhhhhhh boy
  4:31pm zedprophfer:

AWESOME show today, bbbbbbbbilly!!!!
  4:34pm Cecile:

you too, ngh, and yeah, I heart techno too!
  4:35pm Joe:

oontz oontz oontz oontz deedleedeedleedleedeee

  4:36pm patrick:

willy yams, this is the perfect way to end the shitty day at work i was having, wheres the beer?
  4:37pm Timi Dz nutz:

To my Bestest Friend William aka Willie K....Don't ever change what you do..You Know who you are!!! Know what I mean....Da Big O miss'n YOU!!!
  4:39pm Dave in Chcago:

ah ha, there's that tendency for transition changes you were talking about BJ. By the way- I had Anti-Nowhere League on my "leather" for years back in the good ol' days
  4:45pm Bad Ronald:

On Ventura...
  4:45pm Cecile:

moon's voice got a lot deeper...
  4:45pm Sean Daily:

Valley Girls... FROM HELL. Rawk.
  4:48pm macedonia:

father & daughter zappa slowed down...fun. in other news, been following the oscar grant situation and aftermath. davey d had a convo w/john burris on breakdown fm that's worth listening to...
  4:50pm Sean Daily:

Valley Girl into Caroline Kennedy. Again... rawk.
  4:55pm Joe:


  4:56pm g:

DWYCK! Oh snap!
  4:58pm Joe:

Also, girls be sweatin' his money, his name and his dilsnick
  5:08pm Cecile:

  5:08pm Patrick:

la trimm, i love it!!
  5:10pm macedonia:

the lady tigra still looks fine in the '09...
  5:22pm lil buddy:

oh man, haven't heard this 2 black 2 strong in years. wow.
  5:23pm lsmonkey:

Hey Billy love from Oaktown great show!
  5:28pm Cecile:

I love that J Dilla, thanks for playing it
  5:28pm HotRod:


This is IT right here!
  5:28pm macedonia:

almost three years after donuts first dropped and we lost dilla. still love "lightworks." still love the donuts album. still love dilla.
  5:28pm HotRod:

I hope you're all prepared for 2009.

It's time.
  5:29pm Cecile:

I hope he's eating his favorite Big Boy fudge cake in heaven, macedonia.
  5:30pm the Clock:

Anyone got the correct time?
  5:30pm porkchop:

mmmmmmmmmmmmgood......yeah billyjamikus....much respect for your comments/words earlier......appreciation conveyed/received/concurred---------exactly the same reason I love WFMU---Its the love of solid music that transcends every genre and I believe WFMU listeners respect music as much as the djs and the folks who run WFMU----a source of self-expression.......WORD to ngh's first comment---i believe we are in the same game aurally--damn---this shit rocks---............phatdopedirtywholesomebeats served with love.....peace in.
  5:30pm chadsey:

  5:37pm north guinea hills:

sorry, got caught up w/ work. WTF, Fripp & Eno's Pussyfooting, you're killing me Billy. Thanks again for a double dose of j dilla.

wait, did i see porkchop? howdy!

ok, time to get my weekend on.

cheers y'all, until next week!

  5:40pm p-chop:

  5:46pm o-p-m:

I remember dancing to this remix tooo manyyyyy times...that + 9MM = toooo much nostalgia THANK YOU
  5:49pm C:

Just announced: Beastie Boys doing an Innauguration show in DC on 1/19. Tix on sale tomorrow.
  5:52pm djspiderman:

quality show as usual ,, cheers Billy,
  5:55pm Dave in Chcago:

this show has been insane
  5:56pm kisbeastin:

Billy! You blew it up today! xo K & L
  6:23pm Bad Ronald:

PS - Big love back at ya.

Billz killz!!!
  6:30am jimmy penguin:

billy, your freakin out vince with yer crazy intro!!!!
  10:31am devi-evi-ant:

Thanks again for the support Billy, dope show, hadn't copped the BART situation, some wild ol' bullshit...
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