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Options August 18, 2009: i like snail jokes better

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
herman brood & his wild romance  pop it   Options street  ariola  1977  Herman Brood & his Wild Romance    0:00:00 ()
superconductor  a song for europe   Options 7"  mute america  1995  Carl Newman in the band    0:07:43 ()
flight  johnny's mixed up   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   0:13:05 ()
timmy thomas  funky me   Options 7"  glades  1972      0:16:04 ()
hot chocolate  you could've been a lady (1971 version)   Options cicero park (2CD reissue)  7ts/cherry red  2009  all of you need to get this CD.    0:19:04 ()
robert pollard  johnny optimist   Options elephant jokes  guided by voices inc      *   0:29:53 ()
silk flowers  flash of light   Options s/t  post present medium      *   0:33:21 ()
nodzzz  true to life   Options 7"  what's your rupture!      *   0:34:51 ()
time flys  low life   Options 7"  douche master  2007  hear Andy Jordan from Time Flys (and The Cuts) live on WFMU this Saturday! His band Buzzer will be playing live on the Cherry Blossom Clinic, along with another Oakland band, the Impediments!    0:36:28 ()
crucials  your damn property   Options give me... a keg... of beer  kaiser      *   0:39:49 ()
reigning sound  if i can't come back   Options love and curses  in the red      *   0:48:09 ()
sugar pie desanto  witch for a night   Options go go power: complete chess singles 1961-1966  ace/kent soul      *   0:50:46 ()
bram tchaikovsky  lullaby of broadway   Options 7"  criminal  1979      0:53:33 ()
pisces  motley mary ann   Options a lovely sight  numero    orig 1969  *   0:56:40 ()
felix da housecat  elvi$   Options he was king  nettwerk      *   1:07:31 ()
lipps, inc.  funkytown   Options 7"  casablanca  1979  sometimes you just have to go for the obvious... besides, i just happened to have this 45 with me.    1:13:30 ()
bus crates  frozen extremities   Options 16-bit ensemble 7" ep  harmony society      *   1:17:31 ()
pete dunaway  supermarket   Options va-black rio 2  strut      *   1:19:59 ()
joe pernice  tell me when it's over   Options it feels so good when i stop: novel soundtrack  ashmount    Dream Syndicate cover; check the archive of his appearance on Pseu Braun's show on Aug 7  *   1:24:31 ()
michael yonkers with the blind shake  cold town   Options cold town  learning curve      *   1:35:32 ()
today's special  krista   Options va-the room of loud sound  psychic circle        1:38:10 ()
the spits  school's out   Options s/t iv  recess      *   1:40:41 ()
the super snipes  ghost ride   Options how do you do? 7" ep  radiowave      *   1:42:04 ()
persian claws  ghostified   Options mp3      http://www.myspace.com/persianclaws    1:44:15 ()
little claw  frozen in the future   Options human taste  ecstatic peace      *   1:51:43 ()
sharon tandy  hold on   Options you gotta believe it's...  big beat  2004  orig 1967    1:55:46 ()
bare wires  let down   Options 7"  milk 'n herpes    http://www.myspace.com/thebarewires
They're going on a huge tour starting Thursday in San Francisco - check their myspace page for dates. Not coming to the northeast, unfortunately.
*   1:59:05 ()
the 39 clocks  shake the hippie   Options pain it dark  bureau b    orig 1981  *   2:01:30 ()
tranzistors  yoo will   Options 7"  cass  2006      2:04:56 ()
woven bones  howlin woof   Options 7"  sweet rot      *   2:14:32 ()
the units  tight fit   Options history of the units: the early years 1977-1983  community library    orig 1980  *   2:17:52 ()
k-solo  your mom's in my business   Options tell the world my name  traffic    orig 1990  *   2:21:51 ()
munich philharmonic orchestra  waterloo   Options the munich philharmonic orchestra plays abba classics  atlantic  1991      2:27:31 ()
jane morel  special agent   Options va-funky frauleins  bureau b      *   2:29:57 ()
ty segall  die tonight   Options lemons  goner      *   2:36:12 ()
the a-bones  stolen moments   Options not now!  norton      *   2:38:21 ()
the mantles  don't lie   Options 7"  mt st mtn      *   2:40:39 ()
aimee mann  too many people   Options dog: a best show tribute to ram        *   2:44:28 ()
julie felix  clotho's web   Options clotho's web  rpm    orig 1972  *   2:48:20 ()
girls at our best!  getting nowhere fast   Options pleasure  cherry red    orig 1980  *   2:51:26 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 8/18/09 11:06pm Danne D:

Yay it's funk time!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:08pm Michael from the Left Coast:

How 'bout Dutch rock for $200--some Gruppo Sportivo perhaps?
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:16pm efd:

Michael, not a bad suggestion but not feasible at the moment. Maybe some "beep beep love" will come your way next week.

Hi, Danne!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:19pm E.L.:

Very excited to be listening in live from the beginning tonight.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:19pm Laurie:

You're obviously going to play "Get Metsmerized, y/y??
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:21pm Michael from the Left Coast:

One listen to Timmy Thomas records dispels the notion that drum machines aren't funky
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:22pm Danne D:

Yeah things are getting wacky. Last week we had Ted Leo on Evan's show and this week we have baseball talk on Tom's show!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:23pm Amanda:

What's up, dudes. Was just Gchatting with a friend and we agreed how great this set was... sorry I ever betrayed the playlist for Gmail, though. E.L., I'm glad you made it too, since I need to go to bed soon!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:25pm Danne D:

Hiya Amanda :) Hello other Funk Friends as well!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:28pm john:

Hey everyone....great opening set, Evan! But gosh, baseball talk earlier? Almost enough to make me listen.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:28pm deaconlight:

who man, who did that song originally. It wasn't April Wine.. uh...
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:29pm Danne D:

Aw man, homework! :(
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:30pm Danne D:

(sad reality: Danne D actually working from home right now while he listens)
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:31pm deaconlight:

Yeah it was April Wine.1971 - So April Wine covered the Hot Chocolate song? dang, I never knew that.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:31pm Amanda:

I love that April Wine version AND I OWN THE 45 so I'm wondering if I can get extra credit.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:32pm Danne D:

Amanda, ever the teacher's pet. *kicks rock*
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:32pm E.L.:

Thanks, teach!

Hey Amanda. Can't wait to chat! <-- Everything went great!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:33pm deaconlight:

Man I always called him Herman BROOOD. I have two of his albums on vinyl. The things we learn listening to Evan!!!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:34pm deaconlight:

yeah per Mike form Left Coast how about some Gruppo Sportivo! http://deaconlight.com/music/records/1979/grupposportivo_mistakes.html
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:35pm Amanda:

"Brood" in Dutch means "Bread." That I know for sure, though I can't always roll my R the right way, and I see little connection between Herman Brood and the band Bread.

E.L.!!!! Tell everyone what happened! Will you??? Please???
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:36pm Danne D:

I'm like the D-minus student in the Funkiversity hoping I don't flunk out <<<<<<:(
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:37pm Amanda:

Perhaps you will FUNK out
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:37pm E.L.:

Me = Married.

I'm sorting photos while listening to this sweet R. Pollard track.

  Tue. 8/18/09 11:38pm Sybil:

Mazal tov, E.L.!

I'm sick :(
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:39pm Danne D:

lol Amanda :)

Congrats E.L.!

Hope you feel better soon Sybil :( :( :(
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:40pm Sybil:

One reason to love Herman Brood: he named his band after a Mose Allison song.

Thanks for the wishes, Danne. I'm going to go collapse on my bed again.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:41pm efd:

E.L., congratulations!!

actually, pretty much ditto to what Danne just posted.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:41pm E.L.:


Thank you AND I'm sorry. I'm hoping knowledge of my wedding has not caused this condition. Like a gag reflex. I'm sure that's not what you meant.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:43pm Amanda:

Million billion gazillion congrats to E.L. and Ann yaaaaaaaaaayyyyy. I hope you let us know which EFD-inspired songs you played at your reception.

Sybil, feel better! There is a nasty summer cold going around, looks like you gots it.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:43pm Sybil:

Not at all, E.L.... I just wouldn't work up the energy to post two separate comments.

Goldurned arithmetic.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:45pm Danne D:

Sybil needs some soul stew, that oughta make her feel better :)
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:45pm E.L.:

Summer colds are the worst colds. Hang in there! We all feel for you.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:49pm Sybil:

Thanks, all. And thanks to efd for "music to gargle salt water by"!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:54pm kateandshake:

Oh darn, I fell asleep. I had a question for Patton Oswalt.
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:55pm DJ Terre T:

Heya Evs, thanx fer mentioning the IMPEDIMENTS and BUZZER live sets on my show this coming Saturday! It should be soooo good and i'm psyched!
Also AWESOME show so far tonite!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:55pm batgpenetar:

There's a bloke watching TV, and he hears a knock at the door. When he answers, there's no one to be seen! Just as he's about to close the door, he hears a small voice say "Excuse me sir, could I interest you in a set of encyclopaedias?" He looks down and sees a snail on his doorstep. Angered at being dragged away from the NSW v Qld State of Origin Match on the tube by a snail selling encyclopaedias, he kicks the poor snail off his front steps and into the garden, before returning inside. Six months later, there's a knock at the door. When he answers, there's no one there again. He looks down and sees the snail, who asks "What did you do that for?"
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:56pm Danne D:

Woohoo Hiya Terre T!
  Tue. 8/18/09 11:58pm Amanda:

That is probably the best snail joke. All the elephant jokes I can think of are WAY too blue for this crowd.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:00am efd:

never gets old, batgpenetar.

TT, you're welcome!

kateandshake, I'm afraid Patton's helicopter picked him up some time ago.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:00am Terre T:

Word Up Danne D!!
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:00am E.L.:

I've always liked duck jokes. I guess we all have our comedy spirit animal.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:00am Danne D:

Yeah you got impressionable youngin's like me here!

E.L. - Got any grapes?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:02am E.L.:

Danne D,

Seriously: DO I KNOW YOU?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:03am Danne D:

Nopers, I don't think you know me. I was just alluding to the one duck joke I know...
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:06am Laurie:

It's not Evans in the News?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:07am Michael from the Left Coast:

Damn you Deaconlight--pointing me to that page about 1979 albums--now I'll be looking at that all night!
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:07am E.L.:

That joke and I have a long history— a long, boring history.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:08am Terre T:

How the hell does Evan do all this (DJ, Acu-playlist, tix and gig announcemnts) without an Ass Prod*?

*Thats ASSociate PRODucer, ya pervs
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:12am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--what label released this Felix record?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:12am Danne D:

Evan is Multi-Funktional :)
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:14am Joshua K:

I came here to dance?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:14am Amanda:

All will be revealed on the playlist soon enuff.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:15am E.L.:

Actually, DJ Terre T, until I read the final sentence of your post I thought Ass Prod = Ipod. So I guess I'm sort of proud to be stupid and not a perv. Yay.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:17am Kelly:

ass prod...iPod, all the same kinda
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:17am Danne D:

Haven't you heard, E.L.? That's the latest app available for the I-phone...
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:18am Amanda:

But E.L., you're a cartoonist! You must be the perviest of all of us! <--Callback to a joke from like a year ago
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:18am The Numero Group:

Hi Evan, glad you are digging the Pisces record. Thanks for the support!
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:23am E.L.:

Amanda, all I can do is try. Until Larry opens his perv college, I'm out of luck.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:23am efd:

my pleasure, Numero Group! Nice to have you here.

Laurie, thanks for the Evans In The News reference.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:26am Danne D:

I'd probably have better grades at the Perviversity than at the Funkiversity, sadly.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:26am Danne D:

Rowland Evans' old partner Bob Novak died today. That's sorta tangential Evans in the News.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:27am efd:

quite a stretch, Danne.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:28am E.L.:

You should have gone for the double major, Danne.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:29am Danne D:

Wow, Tell Me When It's Over :)
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:31am Danne D:

Saw Steve Wynn join my friend's band (Elk City) on stage during one of their shows as they were covering a Dream Syndicate song during their set on their tour. One of my favorite concert moments ever seeing my friend Renee get to play with one of her heroes. :)
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:33am Tim K:

Awesome show, Evan! It's rare that I get to tune in live, but tonight was a nice exception.

Hey - has WFMU gotten the new Drug Rug record yet? Not sure if their label Black & Greene is doing much in the radio promo department, but it's worth checking out. Gotta give props to my Boston peeps...

At any rate, keep rocking!
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:34am Danne D:

(show was at the Mercury Lounge some years back)
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:41am Danne D:

That guitar part on this song is cool, sounds sorta like a dolphin in that one part.
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:43am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--No Harry Harrison tonight?
  Wed. 8/19/09 12:47am efd:

Michael, funny you mention that - I know I'm overdue for some "In" Sound, and I quickly grabbed one of the LPs but it turns out I've already played all of the episodes on it! Next week for sure.
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:03am Danne D:

I creeped within 10 points of the 'Goober in the Happy How Do You Do Baseball Standings with CC's win, but hope is starting to fade...
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:04am efd:

for some of us, hope faded a long long time ago.
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:06am Danne D:

Yeah I'm amazed my team's gone as well as it has. It's been very fun, Evan, and I'm glad you put the invite out to your listeners :D
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:06am Brian:

I remember hearing and loving that Sharon Tandy song on WFMU some years back. Still grabs me. Keep it rolling!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:11am Danne D:

Signing off the board for the night but will keep the tunes going until 2. Have a good night Funk Faithful!!!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:12am john:

Sadly, my hope is off having a beer with Evan's...good luck, Danne!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:12am efd:

goodnight, Danne!

and hi Brian! Congrats on Open Ed '09!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:17am Sybil:

There was once a snail that was sick and tired of his reputation for being so slow. He decided to get some fast wheels to make up the difference. After shopping around a while, he decided that the Datson 240Z was the car to get. So the snail goes to the nearest Datsun dealer and says he wants to buy the 240Z, but he wants it repainted to read 240-S

The dealer asks, "Why?"

The snail replies, "S’ stands for snail. I want everybody who sees me roaring past to know who's driving."

Well, the dealer doesn't want to lose the unique opportunity to sell a car to a snail, so he agrees to have the car repainted for a small fee.

The snail gets his new car and spent the rest of his days roaring happily down the highway at top speed. And whenever anyone would see him zooming by they'd say "Wow! Look at that S-car go!"

(I had to use all my google skilz to retrieve this half-remembered shaggy dog tale from the interwebs. Now I wonder if it was worth it. Well, I'm not good for much else at the moment. ;P)
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:21am efd:

i say it was worth it! thanks Sybil, and I hope you're feeling better soon!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:38am Sybil:

"froy-lines" is correct. Danged if I know why. German.
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:40am efd:

should have trusted my instincts!
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:41am Sybil:

Actually, come to think of it (not that I can think right now), "frauleins" is probably not the right word for the plural in German anyway.

I hope someone who knows what they're talking about chimes in about now.
  Wed. 8/19/09 1:49am Brian:

OpenEd 09 got some serious surplus WFMU mojo. Sorry not to reply sooner, was walking the dog and listening via the FetishPhone... Absolutely killer, one track after another... and I even missed the new Pollard earlier.
  Thu. 8/20/09 10:37am Mister Ray:

Evan, regarding the Crucials album title...it's a line from "Teen Wolf."
  Mon. 2/15/10 1:33am Tom Walls:

Not that you check old playlist comments, Evan, but this was a damn fine show!
Avatar Sun. 11/13/16 12:02am Pisces:

~Thanks for playing Pisces music~.
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