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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Top 10 Favorite Reissues of 2009
pylon  gyrate   Options chomp more  dfa  my #10 reissue of 2009  0:02:26 ()
bernard "pretty" purdie  soul drums   Options soul drums  sony  my #9 reissue of 2009  0:03:52 ()
harvey averne  the micro mini   Options never learned to dance: anthology 1967-71  fania  my #8 reissue of 2009  0:07:07 ()
pisces  motley mary ann   Options a lovely sight  numero  my #7 reissue of 2009  0:09:20 ()
cybotron  suite 16/9th floor   Options implosion  aztec music  my #6 reissue of 2009  0:17:02 ()
the wind  bad eloise   Options where it's at with the wind  vinyl countdown  my #5 reissue of 2009  0:19:54 ()
hot chocolate  you could have been a lady   Options cicero park  cherry red/7Ts  my #4 reissue of 2009  0:22:00 ()
the miamis  i want a girlfriend   Options s/t  self-released  my #3 reissue of 2009  0:25:26 ()
death  politicians in my eyes   Options for the whole world to see  drag city  my #2 reissue of 2009  0:29:32 ()
big star  when my baby's beside me (alternate mix)   Options keep an eye on the sky  rhino / ardent  my #1 reissue of 2009  0:40:22 ()
Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2009
valley lodge  comin' around   Options semester at sea  explosive industries  my #10 album of 2009  0:47:55 ()
hex dispensers  the mutiny   Options winchester mystery house  douchemaster  my #9 album of 2009  0:51:04 ()
the upper crust  come hither fair youth   Options revenge for imagined slights  camp street  my #8 album of 2009  0:52:48 ()
the a-bones  the rooster   Options not now!  norton  my #7 album of 2009  0:56:25 ()
dennis diken with bell sound  i've been away   Options late music  cryptovision  my #6 album of 2009  1:02:49 ()
fallen leaves  did you see her   Options that's right  parliament  my #5 album of 2009  1:06:11 ()
art brut  demons out!   Options art brut vs. satan  downtown  my #4 album of 2009  1:12:26 ()
reigning sound  stick up for me   Options love & curses  in the red  my #3 album of 2009  1:16:12 ()
tinted windows  doncha wanna   Options s/t  s-curve  my #2 album of 2009  1:19:12 ()
cyclone 60  new skinny   Options instant classic  self-released  my #1 album of 2009  1:27:22 ()
Asterisk Department
Or, Best Songs That Aren't On My Top Albums.
Or, Earworm Honorable Mentions.
bob log iii  bump pow! bump bump bump pow! bump bump bump baby! bump pow! bump bump bump pow! bump pow! bump bump bump   Options my shit is perfect  birdman    1:35:49 ()
mc yogi  ganesh is fresh   Options elephant power  white swan    1:39:09 ()
the clean  in the dreamlife you need a rubber soul   Options mister pop  merge    1:42:44 ()
jeremy jay  in this lonely town   Options slow dance  k    1:46:01 ()
andrew w.k.  linda linda   Options premium collection: the japan covers  universal    1:49:21 ()
Top Various Artist Compilations of 2009
ted leo  back seat of my car   Options dog: a best show on wfmu tribute to ram  wfmu  my #5 compilation of 2009  2:04:32 ()
s.m. dorsey high school jazz workshop  frankenstein   Options school me! vol 1: 1968-75  stage band research  my #4 compilation of 2009  2:09:58 ()
chocolate snow  inflation   Options eccentric soul: smart's palace  numero  my #3 compilation of 2009  2:12:52 ()
the w.c. fields memorial string band  hippy elevator operator   Options where the action is: los angeles nuggets 1965-68  rhino  my #2 compilation of 2009  2:16:59 ()
left side  (like a) locomotion   Options clap your hands and stamp your feet  excelsior  my #1 compilation of 2009  2:26:30 ()
Top Singles/EPs of 2009
health  die slow   Options 7"  lovepump united  my #10 single of 2009  2:32:30 ()
idle times  million miles away   Options 7"  hozac  my #9 single of 2009  2:35:24 ()
cheap time  penny and jenny   Options 7"  in the red  my #8 single of 2009  2:38:01 ()
davila 666  pingorocha y la diva rockera   Options 7"  douchemaster  my #7 single of 2009  2:39:58 ()
flight  johnny's mixed up   Options 7"  sweet rot  my #6 single of 2009  2:45:56 ()
poison arrows  sticky situations   Options 7"  full breach kicks  my #5 single of 2009  2:48:47 ()
jacuzzi boys  i fought a crocodile   Options 7"  florida's dying  my #4 single of 2009  2:51:42 ()
the shackles  broken arm   Options 7"  sweet rot  my #3 single of 2009  2:54:45 ()
the rantouls  little green hat   Options 7"  chocolate covered  my #2 single of 2009  2:57:31 ()
bare wires  let down   Options 7"  milk n' herpes 
my #1 single of 2009, to the surprise of no one.
3:00:10 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 12/29/09 11:04pm Joe:

I fully expect this one 3 hour block of radio to completely redeem the hellish year that just passed. Get to it EFD!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:04pm kamper:

First comment? Can it be?

And Pylon to boot.

Beginnng of a great show.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:07pm john:

Do the Purdie Shuffle!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:09pm Joe:

I cannot wait for his Michael Shelly interview. I might even get up early and listen to it live.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:12pm efd:

Joe, you've got a few weeks to rest up for that Purdie interview - you can do it!

kamper, so close to first comment. A for effort, B for actually being the second comment.

Hi John! Hope you're feeling better.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:14pm kamper:

That's me, the sad owner of a failed firstie.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:15pm G:

C for mediocre G. a chord progression!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:18pm cissy davis:

evan,,happy new year...how was your xmas? did you get anything great?? efd could you please play something for the late great brittney murphy? may god bless her sole...thnx evan=)-)
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:21pm Joe:

wow I thought Cybotron was way... not as old as it is. And I thought the name was a reference to Transformers. Which it actually predates by 4 years. That's what I get for making assumptions...

And the more I look at my Bernard Purdie semi-pledge, the more it looks like a sad lie.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:21pm brendan:

Great stuff EFD. Keep it going. Gotta leave the computer, but I'll have FMU on my radio/ipod.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:28pm bennett4senate:

aw man, I was all like I Gotta Go to Bed but no WAY now, EFD, FYI mom is still on xmas vacay and I herd oneoftha guys in Cybotron was a Vietnam vet (heavy). so up late more workin itis! count it down bruthah
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:29pm brownhat:

count it down!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:32pm bennett4senate:

yeah yeah get it DEATH! this was a great one for this year, #1 is gotta be epic
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:32pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Wow--Death is not #1?!--Must be the Nuggest box then
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:34pm efd:

guess again, MftLC - Nuggets box is in the compilations category, not this one.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:34pm john:

Thanks! On the mend.

And please tell me #1 was Sylvester and the Hot Band. Just to hear him screech covers of Southern Man and Whiter Shade of Pale. Srsly.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:35pm Joe:


I'm not telling. I'll write it down on a piece of paper, fold it over, and we'll see if I'm right in a few minutes.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:37pm Amanda:

"Nuggest" is a satisfying typo. (No mockery meant.)
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:40pm cissy davis:

efd---could you please play something wonderfull for the late great brittney murphy,ty again evan=)=)
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:40pm Joe:

  Tue. 12/29/09 11:41pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Excellent choice
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:42pm Laurie:

toni daytona: I played that Skeeter Davis song and ate some fried chicken in honor of Brittany Murphy.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:42pm efd:

"Cissy," do you even listen to the show?
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:42pm Joe:

It's even more satisfying if you're privvy to the fact that in certain suburban circles, marijuana buds are known as "nugget"... and the best amongst the nuggets are the "nuggest"
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:45pm cissy davis:

efd,,,you know i NEVER miss your show,,,,,,
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:45pm Channeling Cissy...:

There's a show that goes with the comments?????? What channel is it on my local cable system. so I can watch!!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:45pm Amanda:

Whyever would you imagine I would not be privy to that?

Hey, remind me to pick up that "Never Learned to Drive" comp, btw.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:46pm nec13:

Speaking of Big Star, I've recently rediscovered Like Flies on Sherbert. Tremendous album.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:46pm Joe:

Also, Davies, remember to not run out of time. Clock is ticking. Tick tock tick tock tick tock.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:47pm jeff-m:

just ordered the Cicero Park. Always loved the song Emma so much. Thanks!
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:47pm Cavalier Guy:

Just take some of the next shift.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:49pm darkhorse:

Great playlist! I'm going to look into all these new releases. Just one question, what's the looped song you played in between?
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:50pm G:

Someone? :-P
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:51pm efd:

paging Joe...
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:51pm Joe:

It issssss *drumroll*

a sample of "Saturday Night Live" by the Lordz of Brooklyn, which is in turn a sample of the main riff from "American Woman" by the Guess Who.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:52pm Joe:

and that will be the last time I do that this decade.

And I'll gladly do it for a decade more!

Any more than that would be getting a little ridiculous.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:53pm The Guess Who:

That is The Guess Who to you, bub.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:54pm Joe:

I'm surprised I get corrected on my capitalization rather than my assertion that the decade is over this year rather than next.

I'm also surprised that Wolverine is now the spokesman for -The- Guess Who.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:55pm The Guess Who:

We're just practicing being cocky.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:55pm cissy davis:

evan--i know that you're doing the best of 2009 but i thought you mite just sqeeze in a little tribute to brittney,,,,i'm sorry=/
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:56pm efd:

actually the song is "Saturday Night Fever," not "Saturday Night Live."

I know, you're out of practice.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:56pm Amanda:

FYI, not going to that Upper Crust show was in my top 10 worst things I did in 2009. And following Dave Hill on Twitter was in my top 10 best.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:56pm G:

Holy Kimoley
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:59pm Amanda:

Guess Lordz of Brooklyn aren't as vigilant as The Guess Who when it comes to the comments board.
  Tue. 12/29/09 11:59pm Joe:

aw... man.

I blame the rap lyric I've been reciting to anyone who'll listen for the past 2 weeks.

"We keepin' saturday night live, like Tracy Morgan"

  Wed. 12/30/09 12:00am Michael from the Left Coast:

U said it EFD!
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:00am Joe:

Man we say that every night! Sheeeeeeit...
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:05am cissy davis:

well efd i shall bother you no longer have a great & safe new year..see you next week,,,keep on rockin,,,love ya & nite nite!!
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:10am cissy spaceick:

pritty plz play hannah montana,,,she was top ten to,,,ty!!!

jes' funnin, a-bones rocked
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:11am John from Otisville:

cryptovision records is still around?! Is this the same NYC lable of the Black Orchids and Donner Party
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:15am Joe:

I have a friend who insists on comparing Art Brut to The Hold Steady. I'm extremely ambivalent about it.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:17am efd:

Joe - I can understand the motivation to make that comparison, but I don't buy into it.

John - not sure about that, but I'm going to guess it is.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:18am Amanda:

Classes the Hold Steady way up, that's for sure. And I say this as a proponent of the Hold Steady.

Cryptovision Records was relaunched with that particular release, says the internet.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:22am Joe:

Number 2?! Woooooow.

Although i guess I shouldn't be surprised, I've probably put them on every mix I've made since you started playing them.

Oh, Taylor Hanson... *swoon*
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:22am randy in NC:

and #1 is, let me guess....
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:22am toni daytona:

efd i hope you had a terrific xmas..i sure did
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:23am efd:

i'm afraid that if your guess for #1 is wrong that it'll be something I missed
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:27am john from otisville:

Amazing show tonight! the ultimate mix tape. Reminds me of comp lps in the 70's-"Sound of the Summer-73, 74", etc. It had "Dancin' in the Moonlight", "Night Chicago Died", etc.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:29am Casey Kasem:

Don't make me come out of an uptempo fuckin record with a fuckin dog dying. jeez!

Yeah evan, I am the measure of a true pro!!!!
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:31am efd:

thanks John, glad you're enjoying it!

Randy, was this your guess?

Ohai, Toni Daytona.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:31am Amanda:

Aw. This CERTAINLY dredges up all MY memories of the nightmare that was 2009. Yay!!!!
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:31am Pete:


Listener Pete here . . .

Stunned . .. Absolutely Stunned! I thought the Bare Wires LP would be your # 1 but I will wait for your top singles list
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:31am randy in NC:

OK I'm wrong, maybe it'll be the #1 single...
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:32am Joe:

Dark horse!!! From nowhere! Takes the gold! LOVE IT.

They are the Dinosaurs and they're ready for fun.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:35am bjorn:

ahhhhhh FU cyclone60.com for having sound and upsetting my eyeballs. great track. hope i can find the album elsewhere...
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:36am "asterisks":

aka Earworm Honorable Mentions...
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:37am Joe:

Mr. Bjorn, may I direct you to:

  Wed. 12/30/09 12:38am toni daytona:

evan--have a safe and healthy new year,,,with love toni,,,cissy & rachel =)=)
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:38am efd:

@"asterisks" - exactly.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:40am Joe:

You know, no matter how long this song is stuck in your head, it's completely impossible to read the title out loud in the right cadence. Seriously, it's a total bitch.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:40am Joe:

yes. YES.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:42am efd:

Joe, I knew you'd appreciate this.

Toni/Cissy/Rachel happy new year to all of you as well.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:44am Taking Attendance:

But Tex must have fallen asleep before 11
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:44am Joe:

It's possible I appreciate it to the point where "appreciate" no longer cuts it as a proper descriptive term. So F-ing good dude.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

I've heard this one from The Clean before. Nice song. Tom Scharpling liked the DC Snipers. Was that 2009 or 2008?
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:49am efd:

Ken, I'm pretty sure there was a new DC Snipers release earlier this year - they also had an album out a couple of years ago.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:51am Laurie:

I knew Linda Linda was going to be in this grouping.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:52am A:

A very emphatic friend of mine who lives in Marin County has been pestering me for a year to listen to MC Yogi, with whom she takes yoga classes. I resisted (this felt like an acceptable choice, based on her many questionable choices). But through EFD, she got to me.
Bonus ramble: great cover of Linda Linda Linda; the movie is even better.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:52am Joe:

This was my summer BBQ jam. Marty Mac spun this ish too.

We sung it in Engrish though.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:53am Michael from the Left Coast:

Why is Andrew WK not immensely popular?
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:56am Joe:

Because people think they're "cool" and need to get over themselves.

My buddy goes to law school with a guy who was a journalist before he switched careers. So he notices a factual inaccuracy in his legal textbook and emails the editor about it. He gets a response and starts a correspondence. Eventually, the editor recommends the guy have dinner with his son, who lives in NY and runs a nightclub.

His son was Andrew WK.
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:57am Michael from the Left Coast:

Joe--that's hilarious
What club does Andrew WK run in NYC?
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:58am toni daytona:

efd,,cissy d. wants to know if you could pay tribute to the late brittney murphy on next week's show??
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:59am randy in NC:

To me that Clean tune sounds like Neil Young some.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:03am Joe:

Santo's Party House. I was as shocked as anyone but apparently the guy is like a polymath. The guy who had dinner with him is one of the smartest people I've ever met, and HE said that Andrew W.K. was one of the smartest people HE's ever met.

and I -will- somehow party with him some day.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:22am toni daytona:

i guess cissy does'nt get her wish,,,or maybe evan is speechless..
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:24am lisa jane p:

Evan! I wish you a great big, shiny, happy New Year.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:27am rooting:

toni, cissy, and rachel -- hot girl-on-girl-on-girl action!
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:28am a never-was Sweet single:

Nether Land Wig Wam Glam Wham!
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:30am efd:

Hey LJP! I wish the same to you and that Grammy-nominated husband of yours!

Toni/Cissy/Rachel, I'm not really sure why you're fixated on this Brittany Murphy thing, but with all due respect my program is really not the go-to venue for a tribute.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:45am lisa jane p:

Your show is my go-to venue for a tribute to great music. Thanks for bringing it all year long.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:53am Laurie:

  Wed. 12/30/09 1:56am Joe:

I'm compiling a mental list of people who would warrant an EFD tribute. It's an awesome list, but it's very short.

Top 12 EFD shows of the year:
Runner up- July 21, 2009: Pylon/Randy Bewley tribute
11-October 13, 2009: dedicated to Jim McIntyre, aka Jimmy Mack: a big part of why you listen to my show.
10-June 16, 2009: the tale of the Ronnie James Dio Lil' Bed n' Breakfast
9-July 28, 2009: happy 30th anniversary Highway To Hell!
8- June 23, 2009: working without a nap |
7-August 25, 2009: my Guess Who itch still isn't scratched
6-September 1, 2009: OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY live set! plus: efd meets his Waterloo
5-January 20, 2009: president. obama.
4-March 10, 2009: marathon week 2 with co-host PSEU BRAUN!
3- March 24, 2009: CYCLONE 60 live set!
2- This one
1- November 17, 2009: special 24-Hr Marathon Show with co-host BILL KELLY!

My list is not by any means objective and is heavily biased toward shows where I was doing something awesome whilst listening to them. I do believe, however, they stand strongly on their own.

Happy New Year.
  Wed. 12/30/09 1:56am Pete:


FYI. The Poison Arrows are reformed into a new band called The Biters. Play same type of music. You can go to their myspace page whenever you get a chance
  Wed. 12/30/09 11:29am Archibald Wanker:

Great show efd, have a great 2010, and let's have a few more lost punky classics
  Wed. 12/30/09 12:15pm randy in NC:

Not surprisingly, I guessed right for the #1 single!
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