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Options March 30, 2009: Try on for Size

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Artist Track Album Comments New Approx. start time
Yo La Tengo  Sea Urchins   Options The Sounds of the Sounds of Science      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
mountains  mp table   Options Choral    *   0:10:23 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
a small good thing 

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Tim Hecker  her black horizon/currents of electrostasy   Options imaginary country      0:23:24 (Pop‑up)
Astral Social Club  Flamingo Moon   Options Plug Music Ramoon      0:27:28 (Pop‑up)
Hochman and Hopkins  chamber   Options Bent Broom Rehearsal Tapes      0:31:35 (Pop‑up)
phil kline  hear my prayer   Options       0:35:35 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
prefuse 73 

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Bonnie "Prince" Billy  without work you are nothing   Options beware      0:45:57 (Pop‑up)
julie doiron  je e savois   Options i can wonder what you did with your day      0:46:47 (Pop‑up)
Ilya monosov  my dear   Options Seven Lucky Plays or How to Fix Songs for a Broken Heart    *   0:50:38 (Pop‑up)
tiny concept  so, here we go the end of the party   Options       0:51:58 (Pop‑up)
Steve Gunn  Over the Hill   Options Sundowner      0:55:30 (Pop‑up)
aranos  i pay tax   Options pieros      0:58:19 (Pop‑up)
aranos  you pay tax   Options       1:10:16 (Pop‑up)
?  baa baa black sheep   willow songs      1:11:56 (Pop‑up)
rosswell rudd  astro slyde   Options trombone tribe      1:13:12 (Pop‑up)
Byard Lancaster  just test   Options funky funky rib crib      1:16:43 (Pop‑up)
joe bataan  Special Girl   Options king of latin soul      1:27:58 (Pop‑up)
?  ?   new ethiopian dance music      1:30:09 (Pop‑up)
chairman mao  gramma's hands   Options       1:31:28 (Pop‑up)
ofege  its not easy   Options Try and Love      1:36:50 (Pop‑up)
Panel of Judges  all this could be yours   Options       1:44:48 (Pop‑up)
das  where are you?   Options non chalant      1:50:52 (Pop‑up)
Henry Flynt & The Insurrections  goodbye wall st   Options       1:53:50 (Pop‑up)
Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound  track one   Options When Sweet Sleep Returned      1:58:15 (Pop‑up)
droids  do you have the force part one   Options       2:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Blanketship  The St John River   Options       2:06:22 (Pop‑up)
Hikashu  koukin in manhattan   Options ikirukoto      2:07:39 (Pop‑up)
Dan Deacon  red f   Options bromst      2:09:33 (Pop‑up)
transmittens  cow clouds   Options       2:20:09 (Pop‑up)
Crystal Castles  Alice Practice   Options       2:21:19 (Pop‑up)
Saing Saing Maw  Lah Ley Cham   Options       2:24:49 (Pop‑up)
Hefner  greedy ugly people   Options       2:26:23 (Pop‑up)
drunks with guns  wonderful subdivision   Options second verses      2:38:38 (Pop‑up)
happy burger  pizza all around the world   Options       2:41:51 (Pop‑up)
personal and the pizzas  i don't wanna be no personal pizza   Options       2:43:52 (Pop‑up)
thee oh sees  the freak was clean   Options       2:46:41 (Pop‑up)
the no goods  wonder   Options       2:51:44 (Pop‑up)
jonathan richman  Affection   Options       2:56:26 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  9:09am annie:

  9:12am boss says to me...:

boss: why do you get in before 9am on Mondays?
me: because i wanna start the week off right
boss: really?
me: no, there is actually a 9am radio show i don't wanna miss out on.
  9:14am bw:

hi everyone!!!

I missed you all last week -

man oh man you don't want to know what my boss says to me!!
  9:14am annie:

see what good citizens fmu has made us?? .. no please tell us bw..
  9:20am Parq:

We missed you too, Benj, but the "Day of Subs" was a big success, and a lotta fun.
  9:21am BW:

my boss wonders where I am every monday morning! hah
  9:26am backdrifting:

Listening in from Frederick County, MD. Love the Tim Hecker. Thanks for playing that.

  9:29am richard:

Yes that Hecker piece was a heck oh a piece
  9:31am jason:

hecker? I hardly know her!
  9:33am Parq:

Remarkably, Dick Cheney was also hoping to harness the power of giant vultures to conquer the earth.
  9:34am bw:

its tax time once again and once again I am totally screwed.. any one got any accountants in nyc area to recommend?
  9:35am annie:

why do the french only have one egg for breakfast?
  9:37am Nick vdK:

I think Stardust's superpower is the ability to have a neck larger than his head.
  9:43am backdrifting:

Forgive me for asking - but what are "drop-outs"?

  9:45am bw:

dropouts are fade outs in songs put in on PURPOSE
  9:45am J'ai curiosite:

Dites-moi le reponse.
  9:45am karao:

yeah! it's kind of like stardust has a permanent neckbrace!

mornin' nick and bw
  9:46am Joe Steele:

Crime detectors, thought recorders, view plates, has Stardust ever heard of a warrant?
  9:46am Nakedfoul:

The new Bill Callahan promo has these weird honking sounds that pop up every song.
Also, Fletcher Hanks rules.
  9:48am Boss Ken:

Parce que one egg, c'est en oeuf.
  9:49am annie:

ok. ok i'll tell you. because in france one egg is un oeuf. hahaha you win boss man
  9:56am Nat King Cole:

And now the purple dusk of twilight time,
Steals across the meadows of my heart at terrific speed on accelerated supersolar lightwaves...
  9:56am martynique:

ça suffit!
  9:59am Cecile:

  10:00am Cecile:

man, benjy, if you could post some Alex Raymond era Flash Gordon strips some Monday, that would be awesome. What a stylist!
  10:00am BW:

mornin karaoooo mornin cecile
and boss man! how goes the squirlls?
  10:00am Nick vdK:

mornin' kare!
  10:02am Nakedfoul:

I totally thought that guy was saying, "Ducks."
  10:05am Doug from DC:

I paint ducks on my toothbrush.
  10:08am Cecile:

great! Ben, are you having a theme in the comments this AM?

HOMAGOD - is there are tribute album for the Sounds of Science series?
  10:10am Cecile:

i mean, is there a ?
I'm talking like a lolcat this AM.
  10:11am bw:

the only theme I got is how scared I am of the tax man this year... due to 1099
  10:12am Cecile:

dude, write everything off.
  10:14am Cecile:

well, next week can be stupid bar pick up line comment discussion, maybe? Because I heard a doozy of a soliliquy this weekend.
  10:14am bw:

yes Cecile
I think I will stress out less when I actually get to it...
  10:14am still b/p:

Theory of Writing Off Everything.
  10:15am Cecile:

  10:16am north guinea hills:

i've never heard rosswell rudd so jaunty!
  10:18am annie:

hehe cecile, i was told by a young italian stud sunday that i looked like i graduated high school in 2000!!!! what a hoot! he was sporting this white turtle neck which he says attracts the girls like fly paper,.along with the fact that he wears three shirts at a time..
  10:19am Cecile:

Awesome Annie.
Did he just graduate from Italian Gigolo School?
(line totally stolen from the NY Daily News of last week)
  10:22am bw:

yes... I never mastered anything besides Hello!
  10:23am Joe Steele:

I haven't even mastered "Hello" yet.
  10:24am annie:

he was among a group of four who were up from the city with their four-wheeler. he was not a small man either.. lots of "manly girth" yet he and his chums just thought they were the cats pajamas.. mid 30's i'd say...we had a good laugh ...seein' as i'm old enough to be their mom...
  10:25am Parq:

As Woody Allen put it (you see, I don’t only steal from the best), I’m out of practice, and when I was in practice I was out of practice.
  10:26am annie:

hey parq, have you finished the doctor who set yet??
  10:28am Cecile:

aw, that sounds hilarious. If my computer will please stop crashing, I will post that soliliquy for you.
  10:28am still b/p:

"like fly paper" -- a poet as well. I'm sure such terms generate all kinds of southern humidity. You sure he was genyooine Italian? Once saw a couple of guys at a bar working a phony French-guy-and-American-friend routine, worthy of Archie and Jughead, Richie and Potsie, Dobie and Maynard.
  10:30am Parq:

The daughter has gone back to school, leaving us to make our way through the discs at our own pace. No hurry. The last thing we saw was something about a group of farting aliens taking over the Brit government with a view toward inciting a global nuclear war and then selling the charred cinder of the planet for scrap. Radioactive scrap. To fuel low-end flying saucers. Did I mention they farted?
  10:33am annie:

oh he was italian.. and there were a group of women off to my right who must have been late 40s or so' the challenge to the guys heritage was strong.. they were out-italian-ing each other.. what a hoot!
  10:36am Pearlÿ Sweets:

I could very easily hear ween performing this song if you skewed the lyrics some.
  10:36am Cecile:

Annie, that's comedy gold.

So. me and two girlfriends enjoying a refreshing adult beverage at the back bar of the Local on Friday and this dude rocking the Pat Riley look ca '90 (gelled hair, dark suit, mock turtleneck) and he goes to to my elegant, blond-haired friend something like:

"I know how guys are and how they say lines and blah blah blah and I have no filters and I'm a salesman and I always go up and talk to strangers but (looking at her) you have totally classic features. Completely classic features. Like the Greeks would have sculpted you".

I go "Grace Kelly" . Helpfully.

And he goes, "yeah, but you should smile, I'd bet you look beautiful."

She kind of gives a WTF kind of sick smile, and then he goes "look, isn't she beautiful?"

And I go "yeah, I'm totally gay for her". Which I thought that would make him go away. Even though he was personally cracking me up with
his Tourette's Syndrome-like courtship style

Then he comes back and starts going on about how he's not like other guys. Like "My friend just called me and said "hey, blahblah, come
out with us. We got a Hummer and we're gonna go out and get some p****! And I didn't go with them because..."

and my friend up from Florids goes "Look, this is all great, but I flew up from Florida to see these guys".

And he was all flustered and left.

There was lots more talking in between about seizing the day, but ugh. I was going to tell him to put on a fake British accent and work the Hugh Grant thing with his stammering, but just, yuk.
  10:36am Rob W:

B-Walker, this sounds like an African (?) take on "Oh Sweet Nuthin'" by the Velvets! Quite lovely, and allow me to steal this for a future segue...
  10:39am Parq:

This is a good point to invoke the viral video, "My New Haircut". Which see.
  10:39am Cecile:

hola, Rob!
  10:39am annie:

i love these vain-glorious attempts, so pathetic sometimes.. and sooo transparent.
  10:39am 1mckers:

The hands thing was seriously creepy.
  10:40am Cecile:

He had pluck, I'll give him that.
  10:41am Cecile:

we saw a Hummer go by, and were tempted to go, "hey go over to the Local, your boy needs some help."
  10:42am Carmichael:

Good Monday mornin ... Cecile, the word is not "pluck" but "schmuck".
  10:43am annie:

must have been mating season. had to pull out the big guns like hummers and four-wheelers with huge tires and big shiny rims...
  10:43am Cecile:

lmao, Carm. you're probably right, but nothing ventured (even though if he had two braincells to rub together, he would have seen we are all wearing wedding rings)
  10:44am Cecile:

I mean, Annie.

It's spring and young men's thoughts turn to a little something something...
  10:45am Carmichael:

Speaking of romance, I wonder how PostmanPaul's tryst this weekend went??? He was preparing the love nest, last I heard.
  10:45am Cecile:

he was getting a little loopy of the paint fumes, I remember.
  10:46am annie:

word up charmichael, see i was gonna just drop the subject... wow,,,, did he feather the nest well enough i wonder............
  10:47am annie:

he can dispense opening lines advice to our studly italians..
  10:47am Carmichael:

Cecile, I knew a real live goombah who was actually named "Vinnie". his goal in life was to score with every female on this planet, and he didn't care who knew it. His *knockout* line, upon seeing a wedding band, was "Hey, you can't plug a hole with a ring." He was a class act.
  10:49am bw:

this one is for spring fever!

I have to ride my bike down prince street to work every morning.. oh man.. its in full effect now
  10:52am annie:

is stardust italian?
  10:52am Cecile:

aw, yeesh, Carm.
Anyhoo, off to meeting, hopefully catch all ya'll later.
  10:54am still b/p:

"Stardust suddenly notices that one of the vultures in a turtleneck has a beautiful girl in its talons and is claiming he's not like other blindly destructive super-nourished vultures."
  10:55am Cecile:

*crying with laughter*
  11:05am Parq:

Still, Check it out! "The girl begins falling." Oh, if only . . .
  11:06am north guinea hills:

droids reminds me of the 70's synth-boogie band, 'space'...
  11:10am Carmichael:

Back to the tax thing, BW. I take it, since you mentioned 1099s, that you are self-employed. You can either opt for the taxes taken out by your client, or itemize the hell out of your business deductions and take your chances.

Most people who opt for earning the untaxed amount, with the intention of paying back the Feds, usually spend it on something else. Just human nature.
  11:11am Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  11:11am bw:

it was only half the year of 1099

the other year was 1040

but thanks Charm! I have to figure out if Ican take out for the whole year.. hah thats the issue
  11:16am Carmichael:

You're going to have to file 1040a. That way you can itemize. Hope you kept your receipts.

If you currently have a job where you get a W2, make certain your withholding levels are dialed in. You don't want to pay the Man a ton of $ at tax time, and you also don't want them to be your bank and pay you a buttload of money.
  11:24am dc pät:

just checking in--whoa, why did Stardust turn Kaos into a worm??
  11:25am Joe Steele:

Why didn't he just do it in the first place I wonder. woulda saved the earth a lot of trouble.
  11:26am Pearlÿ Sweets:

dc pät, so that the vultures can eat Kaos, that fiend!
  11:26am Joe Steele:

And now Stardust with the pickup line.
  11:26am Pearlÿ Sweets:

The last time I invited a girl back to my private star I got slapped.
  11:27am dc pät:

yeah, "restful"
  11:27am Joe Steele:

Stardust couldn't possibly fit into a white turtleneck by the way.
  11:28am bw:

what an ending !!! private castle...
  11:28am dc pät:

I actually wanted to see this comic--I went to an Art Spiegelman talk once and he mentioned this.
  11:29am Carmichael:

"Would you like to come to my private star for awhile?" Best line ever.
  11:29am bw:

there are TWO fletcher hanks books now.. well one comes out next month.. so great
  11:30am Joe Steele:

It's a star, so you know it'll be hot.
  11:30am annie:

hey baby, i got my four-wheeler in the garage.... wanna see it? it has chrome wheels and i drive it all over my private castle..
  11:30am Pearlÿ Sweets:

The Baltimore strip is current my new background.
  11:32am Stardust:

Liz, would you like to come to my private star for a while?
  11:33am Parq:

Liz, you would get along just swell in our house. On weekends, we are usually still in our PJs at three. ("Oh, there's the Cherry Blossom Clinic theme; I should think about getting in the shower.")
  11:34am dc pät:

wait until you have kids bw and liz--if you don't get them out of the house by 10am, they tare the place up!
  11:38am Doug from DC:

I tuned back in just in time for Wonderful Subdivision (an old favorite).
  11:39am Parq:

dc pät, how was your trip to NY?
  11:40am north guinea hills:

rock 'n roll is rock 'n roll
  11:42am dc pät:

Great Parq--we did a lot of touristy crap. Neither the wife nor I ever did any of that stuff before. The kids loved it. We had a huge-assed room a block south of the central park, they're giving rooms away right now folks.
  11:45am detroitdave:

Great tunes to end the show Ben! All of a sudden I'm hungry.
  11:45am Carmichael:

Guess this song set settles where I'm going for lunch.
  11:45am Parq:

Glad you had a good time. My wife, daughter and I always do touristy stuff when we travel, too. I just wish the weather had been better. Oh well, it's March.
  11:55am d¢ pät:

Yeah, we were a little cold running around town. But it was cool.
  7:16am Paul Karasik:

Glad you guys like Fletcher Hanks! Me too...in fact the story that you posted will be included in my new SECOND volume of Fletcher Hanks, "You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation," out early this Summer. For more Hanks, slide over to the Story page of my Hanks website for another twisted tale.
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