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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.

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Options May 26, 2009: first "Sound of Summer" spin of the season

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
benny mardones  thank god for girls   Options thank god for girls  private stock  1978      0:00:00 ()
leather uppers  sexy time   Options bright lights  goner  2006      0:04:53 ()
c.c.s  walking   Options 7"  rak        0:07:35 ()
joe tex  popeye johnny   Options first on the dial  shout!/cherry red  2008      0:10:38 ()
kc & the sunshine band  i'm your boogie man   Options 7"  tk        0:12:59 ()
los super elegantes  africa   Options nothing really matters  self-released    not a Toto cover, unfortunately thankfully  *   0:16:51 ()
cindy bullens  survivor   Options 7"  ua  1978      0:20:39 ()
starbreaker  the sound of summer   Options measure for measure: the john carter anthology      first spin of the unofficial summer season!    0:24:37 ()
the intelligence  saint bartolomeu   Options fake surfers  in the red      *   0:35:03 ()
the bags  pioneer   Options rock starve  reckless  1987      0:38:14 ()
bob log iii  manipulate your figments (serge remix)   Options my shit is perfect  birdman      *   0:39:09 ()
health  die slow   Options 7"  lovepump united      *   0:45:14 ()
the bats  crimson enemy   Options the guilty office  hidden agenda      *   0:46:58 ()
jack-o and the tennessee tearjerkers  walk of shame   Options the disco outlaw  goner      *   0:59:50 ()
kid congo & the pink monkey birds  funky fly   Options dracula boots  in the red      *   1:03:45 ()
obanichronism  disco in danger   Options va-the accra-lagos connection      Radio Freetown/Franc O's 2009 marathon premium    1:07:13 ()
lakeside  shot of love   Options shot of love  solar  1978      1:11:44 ()
black lips  disconnection   Options 7"  sub pop      *   1:15:23 ()
tinted windows  kind of a girl   Options s/t  s-curve      *   1:22:44 ()
towers of london  i'm a rat   Options blood sweat & towers  tvt  2006      1:25:55 ()
pet shop boys  beautiful people   Options yes, pet shop boys  astralwerks      *   1:29:15 ()
chris stamey  when we're alone   Options it's alright  a&m  1987      1:32:44 ()
harry harrison  the "in" sound intro   Options the "in" sound          1:43:50 ()
the epic splendor  a little rain must fall   Options the "in" sound          1:45:25 ()
harry harrison  interviews the epic splendor   Options the "in" sound          1:47:42 ()
liechtenstein  roses in the park   Options survival strategies in a modern world  slumberland      *   1:48:41 ()
thunderheist  space cowboy   Options s/t  big dada      *   1:52:12 ()
cave  gamm   Options psychic psummer  important      *   1:56:54 ()
paul mccartney & wings  junior's farm   Options           2:03:08 ()
          hey man, is that Freedom Rock?    2:07:30 ()
kneejerk reactions  don't change for me   Options the electrifying sounds of...  screaming apple  2008      2:14:46 ()
the fresh & onlys  endless love   Options s/t  castle face      *   2:17:14 ()
strange boys  this girl taught me a dance   Options and girls club  in the red      *   2:19:03 ()
jacuzzi boys  i fought a crocodile   Options 7"  rob's house      *   2:22:25 ()
poppees  jealousy   Options 7"  bomp        2:25:04 ()
wes dakus  sour biscuits   Options va-mello jello... for mello muffins  skinupski      *   2:27:26 ()
medical tourists  positive negative   Options s/t  self-released      *   2:36:36 ()
bridez  social   Options fake blood jacket  gifted children      *   2:39:28 ()
nice face  situation is facing utter annihilation   Options 7"  sacred bones      *   2:43:26 ()
vivian girls  i have no fun   Options live on the radio: WFMU 9/1/08  self-released    live on Choking on Cufflinks, engineered by Bil Bowen  *   2:46:23 ()
morehouse college jazz laboratory band  hummin'   Options va-school me!  stage band research      *   2:47:55 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 5/26/09 11:12pm Sybil:

Good evening all!
Pulling my last all-nighter of the semester...
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:12pm rachel jansen:

heeeeey evan whuts up??? how long will you be in spain?? i'm definatly gonna miss you=(=(
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:15pm efd:

hey, Sybil! Glad the semester is winding down.

Rachel, tonight I have a special treat just for you.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:16pm Bernie Carbo:

Show sounding great so far Evan!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:17pm efd:

wow, Bernie Carbo! Thanks for checking in, Bernie. My friend Matt still carries your baseball card around in his wallet.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:17pm Jessica:

You just cured what ails me. Almost. It's a pretty gnarly ail. Still.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:17pm rachel jansen:

awww thank you evan--you're sooooo SWEET oxoxox
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:23pm rachel jansen:

thank you evan,,,i'm still dancin,,i love you evan!!!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:24pm Sybil:

One day you'll have to do a whole show of songs that aren't covers of other, better-known songs with the same title.

OK, maybe just a whole set.

Or one of those end-of-year "best of" things.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:25pm efd:

ooh, I like that idea Sybil!

Rachel, you're welcome -and Jessica, glad that could at least address some of the ail.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:27pm rachel j.:

efd--i'm really going to miss you when you're in spain,
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:29pm Laurie:

Best part of summer? SHARK WEEK!!!!!!!!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:30pm Jeff-a-chusetts:

I guess this means summer really is here, Evan.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:32pm Sybil:

No, it's not officially summer until I play "Hot Fun in the Summertime".

Them's the rules.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:35pm time flies:

june 1977 is 32 years, not 22!!!!!!!!

a third of a century, wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:36pm Danne D:

Hola Funksters :)

Evan's just partying like it's 1999.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:38pm rachel jansen:

if you let me house sit for you evan,,i promise no parties,,,is it a deal evan??? cross my heart
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:38pm Sybil:

This summer is the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.

I'm gonna party like it's 1969!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:43pm Danne D:

Can I come to your party Sybil? Um, though I have to dress as an embryo I think ;o) Btw, is it just me or does it always seem like summer in Funkland.

Oooh even better we can party at Ev...oops sorry rachel, almost spilled the beans!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:48pm Jeffersonic:

Bob Log's got it! Woof!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:48pm suzy:

what was the recent Suzy song?
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:49pm Laurie:

My cat does not like this Bob Log III song. Please, no songs w/ harmonica solos. Cats HATE the sound of the harmonica.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:50pm suzy:

was it the pioneers doing rock starve?
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:50pm efd:

Laurie, duly noted. Suzy, that was the Bags - "Pioneer."

whoa, song ending!
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:51pm Laurie:

Just between you and me, Evan, you can play harmonica records in 30 min, after my legs have fallen asleep & I'm tempted to dump this cat off my lap.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:52pm efd:

Laurie, what about the HarmoniCATS ???
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:52pm Laurie:

Love those kiwis.
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:54pm Laurie:

I mean, I love The Bats, who are kiwis. Idk if the harmonicats hail from NZ
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:54pm Joe:

The Bob Log Law Blog?
  Tue. 5/26/09 11:56pm Danne D:

Link to primavera main page for the ridiculously lazy :)

  Tue. 5/26/09 11:58pm Laurie:

A little disco dust goes a long way @ Primavera, (KIDDING!)
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:00am rachel:

well i have skip out thank you evan for that special sunshine band tune,,efd you're VERY dear to me, have a wonder time in spain,,but if let me house sit i will take good care of it,,,see ya in 2 weeks,,=)
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:02am renee olstead:

ticket? ticket? i didn't sing no stinkin' "ticket"!
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:04am Joe:

Its Maria Muldaur! The original version!

But I only know that because Evan told me.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:04am Sybil:

Mr Dobalena Mr Bob Dobalena
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:05am Laurie:

I heard Action Painters & got really excited b/c I thought Action Painting! of Sarah Records reunited for some inexplicable reason. :(
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:08am Sybil:

Sorry, that last was a very-long-delayed response to a long-ago comment by Joe.

Damn these math questions anyway.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:08am Patrick R:

Didn't the 1990s cancel their tour? I know they skipped out on Philly.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:12am Joe:

don't worry Sybil, I got it, you're totally my favorite right now.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:13am Joe:

Also, I just paid what I like to call my Yearly Music Bill and am patiently awaiting this premium as we speak. If it's a CD full of goodness like this I shall be quite pleased. Quite pleased indeed.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:16am Sybil:

I have completely forgotten which premiums I chose. The past three months are one big blur in my mind. Not unlike 1969, come to think of it.

I will be pleasantly surprised by whatever arrives.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:17am Joe:

Of course, I already know Evan's premium will be totally dope. No questions there.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:19am efd:

hey, who are you calling a dope?

and who the heck is Renee Olstead?
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:21am rachel jansen:

evan,,you're a doll,,
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:22am renee olstead:

apparently i covered "midnight at the oasis" anyway, you get lyrics for my version if you google "send your camel to bed"...
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:22am Laurie:

The cat finally left my lap. And my legs feel numb.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:23am Jeffersonic:

The show sounds especially great tonight. I've been trying to get away from the computer and finish my work in the next room, but I made the mistake of turning on the "Visualizer", and the music is making it all intoxicating and irresistible...
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:23am Joe:

says here


that she covered "Midnight at the Oasis" in 2004.

Might be worth a spin if you wanted to -blow- all of our -minds-
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:26am Joe:

also worth mentioning - slammin' hottie.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:27am Joe:

one might even say, the kind of girl who might shake up your whole world whoa-oah?
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:29am rachel jansen:

joe ty for callin me a slammin hottie,,i know i am
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:30am efd:

Joe, what i have planned for Midnight TIcket Oasis Mach 2 will blow your minds without the aid of Midnight At The Oasis cover versions.

And that's all I'll say about that.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:32am Laurie:

Oh my god, I knew I knew this song from somewhere. That one episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Donnie is smoking a CIGARETTE!
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:35am Sybil:

Pet Shop Boys!!!!!!!!

Music to grade exams by...
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:36am Michael from the Left Coast:

Is this new Pet Shop Boys? Pretty good--I've never heard this one before
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:37am Danne D:

so efd, is rachel running your fantasy team in your absence? :)
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:37am efd:

Yes it is, Michael - the album's not bad!
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:37am Joe:

Rachel, you're very welcome.

Davies, you're so damn opaque.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:38am rachel jansen:

evan i hope you appreciate all the praises i've been given you 2nite,,
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:38am efd:

Frankly I think Rachel's got her own fantasy team working.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:39am Michael from the Left Coast:

Based on that track I'd say the new Pet Shop Boys ranks with their best work
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:39am two cents worth:

cheri thinks so too
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:39am Laurie:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btx0aoH2uKI Punks love points.

Evan, if you haven't seen the full episode of Donny Tourette of the Towers of London on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, please seek it out on youtube asap.
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:40am Danne D:

(to efd) - sounds like she's got someone in mind for the cleanup role Evan :o)
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:49am Michael from the Left Coast:

Always nice to hear from Harry Harrison. Even if it's at night
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:50am Epic Splendor:

We'd been listening to "Do You Believe in Magic"
  Wed. 5/27/09 12:52am Joe:

He's actually calling him "Chally"!

  Wed. 5/27/09 12:58am Michael from the Left Coast:

How about some Silver Convention to follow this
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:02am Joe:

  Wed. 5/27/09 1:02am efd:

definitely would have worked, Michael, but I didn't have any at hand.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:04am efd:

and, to Joe's point, the song I'm playing now owns.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:05am Michael from the Left Coast:

Any Death in the playlist tonight?
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:06am Sybil:

You mean the psong you're playing, don't you?
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:07am efd:

yeps, Psybil.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:07am Michael from the Left Coast:

Junior's Farm!! Yeah
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:09am Joe:

Wonder what Pseu's doing tonight?

Acutally after Sexlab maybe I don't.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:09am Joe:

Psexlab, sorry.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:11am Jeffersonic:

Does anyone dig the recent stuff by "The Fireman"? I find it to be a couple notches above the usual.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:12am Pitch Guy:

But wait!!!!! There's more!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:13am Michael from the Left Coast:

Jeffersonic--you are correct the Fireman stuff is no toss off. It's actually quite good
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:14am Danne D:

Night kids. EFD - have a blast across the pond - you will be sorely missed. (logging off but will still be listening btw). Night Funkophiles!
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:16am Danne D:

oops, back one sec for baseball update :)

Don't worry EFD, you'll probably be ahead of me by the end of your trip. And hey, at least your guys go on the DL - mine just get randomly sick and stuff for a few days but not enough to get on DL (i mean an ear infection? really?)

Now I really am gone. cheers EFD! :)
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:18am Aharon:

DD and EFD: I am sure that my poor showing is something that another 700 roster moves will cure.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:18am Sybil:

I will be so glad when I've finished this stuff and can watch some actual live baseball again!

Thnking of getting some tix to Mets in July...
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:18am Michael from the Left Coast:

Hey Evan, speaking of Baseball, what's up with my Mets taking two of three from the Sox? The Mets are fielding a team of minor league caliber (at least the majority of it is) and they beat the mighty Sox?
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:24am efd:

oh boy, don't get me started on those games, Michael! At least the Sox bounced back on Sunday. And the Saturday game was working out fine until Papelbon coughed up that 2-run HR. (My Mom thinks that was payback for him trashing Manny.)
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:27am Laurie:

Evan, make sure to keep an eye out for the new Yeti in the new bin. New Jacuzzi Boys song!
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:27am efd:

and Sybil, speaking of Manny - I'm going to see one of the Dodgers-Mets games; I got left-field tickets right before he got suspended, but he's allowed to resume play right around the time of that series.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:28am efd:

thanks for the tip, Laurie! This might just be single of the year!
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:31am Michael from the Left Coast:

Evan, I hope your tickets to Dodgers-Mets allow you a view of the field. I have not been to Citi Field yet but I have heard that even from many good seats the views are not so good.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:31am Sybil:

I'm thinking of going to a couple of them. It will be my reward for finishing this semester intact.

Maybe Kershaw will pitch. I want to be able to say I saw him in person.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:35am Laurie:

I love gays. #rejectprop8
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:35am Joe:

Michael, I am friends with/related to several obsessive Mets fans and have heard the exact opposite.

But I'd be surprised if they sat anywhere other than the cheap seats.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:37am Michael from the Left Coast:

I spoke with my broker who went opening night and he sat about fifteen rows behind first base and said he could not see right field from his seat, because of bad stadium design
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:39am Sybil:

Well, barring some unforseen miracle, I'll be sitting in the vertigo-inducing nosebleed seats.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:42am efd:

MIchael, I've heard that as well and did some research first - my seats are about three rows behind left field, so I should be able to see everything except the LF warning track.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:42am Joe:

I've just gotten confirmation that the Citi Field bleacher seats are cheap and the view is excellent.

Too bad the Mets don't have an awesome set of die hard bleacher fans with nicknames and chants and booze and such...
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:44am efd:

I wish I could draw, i have this image in my head of Joe on the phone with Mr. Met personally...
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:48am Joe:

I'm having that picture commissioned immediately.


I'm also looking at pictures of the met game my big-headed friend just attended... you might have just inspired a nickname.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:54am Michael from the Left Coast:

Man this School Me record is smoking!
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:57am Sybil:

It is indeed psmoking.
  Wed. 5/27/09 1:59am Joe:

Great show!

divertirse en espana!

Man, I love Cindi Looper.
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