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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 February 2, 2010: one-song salute to Groundhog Day; also, lamenting the lack of a deluxe Tommy Roe box set

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
tubeway army  my shadow in vain   Options s/t  beggars banquet  1979  happy groundhog day!

(note: Groundhog not pictured)
  0:00:00 ()
charlotte gainsbourg  le chat du cafe   Options irm  elektra    produced by Beck  *   0:02:43 ()
world famous supreme team  hey dj   Options va-tommy boy presents hip hop essentials  tommy boy        0:07:02 ()
the reds  whatcha doin' to me   Options s/t  a&m  1979  on green vinyl, oddly enough    0:13:08 ()
the bite  i still miss you   Options my reason to live ep  daily  2009  from Barcelona    0:16:23 ()
devil eyes  please don't touch   Options 7"  signed by force    Johnny Kidd & the Pirates/Motorhead/Girlschool cover  *   0:19:08 ()
lionel newman & his orchestra  evan's theme   Options 7"  paramount        0:21:38 ()
nothing people  enemy with an invitation   Options 7"  permanent      *   0:33:54 ()
flight  molly don't fade   Options s/t 10" ep  kill shaman      *   0:36:03 ()
bad sports  too many people   Options s/t  douche master      *   0:38:27 ()
love collector  my baby goes waaah!   Options 7"  big action      *   0:40:09 ()
the sights  how do you sleep   Options s/t  self-released      *   0:43:51 ()
captain marryat  blindness   Options s/t  normal    Scottish, mid-70s; cd reissue  *   0:46:19 ()
spoon  got nuffin   Options transference  merge      *   0:51:08 ()
the laureates  i can't stand it   Options mp3        *   0:55:25 ()
adam franklin  surge   Options spent bullets  second motion    ex-Swervedriver; playing tomorrow night at Southpaw  *   1:06:32 ()
blockhead  which one of you jerks drank my arnold palmer?   Options the music scene  ninja tune      *   1:09:46 ()
dennis diken with bell sound  standing in that line   Options late music  cryptovision    playing live this Saturday on the Cherry Blossom Clinic at 3pm!
Also appearing at the Record Collector in Bordentown NJ that same day.
*   1:14:24 ()
tommy roe  money is my pay   Options 7"  abc        1:18:04 ()
the orbits  phenomenal world   Options 7"  sing sing    vinyl reissue, orig 1980  *   1:20:35 ()
green  she's not a little girl anymore   Options s/t  lion    reissue, orig 1986  *   1:30:07 ()
soft tags  mathematical monsters   Options mathematical monsters  this-a-way      *   1:33:19 ()
pussycat  mississippi   Options 7"  private stock  1976      1:39:25 ()
sputnik  a-frame to skycrest   Options cd single  self-released    http://myspace.com/sputnik  *   1:43:39 ()
orange peels  broken wing   Options 2020  mystery lawn      *   1:57:20 ()
chris stamey experience  mccauley street (let's go downtown)   Options a question of temperature  yep roc  2005      2:01:23 ()
the rose garden  here's today   Options va-where the action is  rhino      *   2:12:08 ()
super vacations  the void   Options henry 7" ep  shdwply      *   2:14:25 ()
hell featuring bryan ferry  u can dance   Options cd single  gigolo      *   2:23:44 ()
paul white  sugar free airlines / floating free   Options the strange dreams of  one-handed      *   2:27:29 ()
ultramagnetic m.c.'s  moe love on the 1 and 2   Options funk your head up  mercury  1992      2:31:07 ()
felt  bass for your truck   Options 3  rhymesayers      *   2:33:55 ()
zona mc  volonta di potenza in basilica   Options quello rotto  homezero      *   2:36:58 ()
my teenage stride  reversal   Options ears like golden bats  becalmed  2007      2:43:14 ()
the mantles  rachel   Options bad design 7"  i wish i was a slumber-tone      *   2:45:55 ()
crocodiles  hollow hollow eyes   Options split 7" with graffiti island, dum dum girls and pens  art fag      *   2:48:55 ()
everybody was in the french resistance... now  g.i.r.l.f.r.e.n. (you know i've got a)   Options fixing the charts  cooking vinyl    with Eddie Argos of Art Brut; more at http://everybodywasinthefrenchresistancenow.com  *   2:51:52 ()

Listener comments!

  Tue. 2/2/10 11:09pm Vanda Young:

have you heard Sing Sang Sung by the Air band?
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:11pm scratchbomb:

the wife wants it known that she loved this song back in the day
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:11pm Vanda Young:

or seen the video? talk about 70's retro
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:12pm silly puttie:

Sweet, my jam!
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:13pm Vanda Young:

what record is that "hey, DJ" sample from?
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:15pm AZ:

I love faux-Chic records by British people (in this case, Steven Hague & Malcolm McLaren).
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:17pm benbunch:

Did anybody see Charlotte Gainsbourg at Bell House a couple weeks ago?
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:19pm osvi:

Tuesday already? Hell yeah! Que tal, EFD?
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:19pm b-diddy:

i missed the gainsbourg show but the new album is soo good!
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:20pm john:

Hey Evan! Thanks for the reminder that once upon a time rap (heck, even guys who worked with Malcolm McLaren) was just about the most dynamic thing around. And that now everyone responsible for that is a member of the AARP.
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:20pm AZ:

First Driver, now the Reds: another A&M band I've never heard!
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:22pm efd:

AZ, and that one was produced by the OTHER in-house David - Kershenbaum.
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:23pm scratchbomb:

good stuff!
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:26pm efd:

hi everyone, thanks for listening! will chat more in a bit.
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:26pm Sybil:

Oh my goodness, it is groundhog day, isn't it? That explains so much...

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Evan's theme. Zowee!
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:28pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Not only Groundhog Day but Fred Flintstone's birthday
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:33pm john:

Perhaps they were red-green color blind.
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:37pm Vanda Young:

Tubeway would have been hard to sell in the states
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:37pm efd:

good point.
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:42pm Vanda Young:

warbletune filter; awesome
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:47pm Vanda Young:

If it doesn't say "douche master" on the side, it's not a douche master
  Tue. 2/2/10 11:52pm efd:

goodnight, Cathy. I'll be back in 2 weeks, but I guess you'll be back in 3.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:17am Danne D:

Hi there funk fans and friends :)
Happy Groundhog Day all (how some station hasn't caught on to doing a "Groundhog Day" marathon the way they do with "A Christmas Story" is beyond me, but that's another discussion.

Now's the time to start brown-bagging it for a few weeks people and checking the couches for change - marathon time is coming in but 4 weeks and Evan's gonna need to show that his Funk Army stands ready to deliver!!!
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:18am Danne D:

was contemplating working the phone for EFD's shift but who knows, maybe Toni/Cathy/et al will have all the lines covered :o)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:19am Danne D:

Yay Dennis Diken!!

He's the only drummer I'll sing for (aside from EFD of course, though I haven't had the chance yet with EFD) :)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:19am efd:

only if she's an octopus, Danne.

and good evening!
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:22am Danne D:

Around you, Evan, she just might be an octopus ;)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:29am Michael from the Left Coast:

I think there are not only legal isssues but missing master tape issues.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:30am AZ:

I think that's probably a question for Andrew Sandoval. He's the man for the job.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:30am Danne D:

You can probably ask him Evan :) That might be a great interview for you:

  Wed. 2/3/10 12:31am Michael from the Left Coast:

Evan if you don't ask him I will--Sweet Pea such a cool song
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:33am Aharon:

I know there's snow on the ground and the heavens above (and that this question might bespeak a problem) but is anyone else thinking about baseball?
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:34am Danne D:

The photos page on his website is fantastic, Evan.
And he has a link to a freaky youtube anime chop video made for "Dizzy" here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq7wWN0H2g8&feature=player_embedded
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:36am Joe:

Always love it when EFD raids the new bin.

PS - just paid off my pledge and got your premium! It's really good! It might even have gotten better with age!
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:37am efd:

Aharon: absolutely! 2 weeks til pitchers and catchers!

Thanks everyone for the Tommy Roe info.... maybe we ALL should ask about a box set! I'd love to see him get the Sandoval treatment, if such a thing were possible.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:39am efd:

to be honest, I won't miss you (or anyone else) next week, but I might miss you the week after that.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:41am Michael from the Left Coast:

EFD--now that Sandoval is a free agent (no longer with Rhino) it's more possible than it was for a Tommy Roe thing
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:45am Michael from the Left Coast:

I thought this was some Kirsty MacColl song I'd never heard before.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:46am efd:

let's start a Facebook group! Isn't that what people do these days when they want something to happen? "1,000,000 Strong for a Tommy Roe box set!" :)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:47am Danne D:

Aharon!!! I heard a rumor that you traded a winter scarf and a reindeer or a snowman to be named later - is that true!?!

Btw - I'm curious what the official EFD Super Bowl pick is :)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:49am Danne D:

Here's a link to an excellent about a different, more notorious Tommy Rowe that I actually recently finished reading. (FBI Informant Inside the Klan - it does not go well)

  Wed. 2/3/10 12:49am Sybil:

I was too busy doing prep for my classes to comment at the time, but:

I had not heard that Soft Tags song before, and, wow. A whole album about Mandelbrot?

(I'm too depressed over Yoyo's retirement to think about basebell. I hardly ever think about it, only seven times a day or so. ;P)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:52am Sybil:

(Correction: OK, the album is all about math stuff- still, wow.)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:54am Aharon:

Danne: I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. I will in turn exchange that hamburger for 16 French fries and an opened Heinz package that I have a feeling still contains some ketchup. And thus will I build my empire. (But if you've got a snowman, let's talk)

Sybil: a DOUBLE album, yet.
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:54am Michael from the Left Coast:

You left out Starbuck and Walter Murphy from the Private Stock collection of stars
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:56am Michael from the Left Coast:

And Frankie Valli too (I just remembered that one)
  Wed. 2/3/10 12:58am Danne D:

Aharon, I'm a little reluctant to part with one of my snowmen as that is the strongest part of my team. I also expect snowmen will be a bit harder to acquire as the sesason rolls along.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:02am Aharon:

True, but I have it on reasonable authority that Billy Beane has an overlooked bucket of water he's planning on freezing some time in the near future-c'mon!

Just bought 2x copies of Mathematical Monsters. I'm a sucker for a CDBaby deal.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:05am efd:

damn, that's at least the second time someone's bought that Soft Tags CD moments after hearing me play it! (looking at you, AZ!)
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:06am Joe B:

  Wed. 2/3/10 1:08am efd:

thanks Joe!

and belated thanks, Other Joe, for the premium compliment!
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:09am efd:

(it was a total run-to-the-library-while-the-song-is-on segue, too. Luckily the 'S' section is near the studio door!)
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:09am Aharon:

You should think about playing infomercials, EFD. Oh, right: Harry Harrison. Gotta go join up.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:10am ADM:

gotta say it. total yo la tengo this one.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:11am Danne D:

would seem that the Soft Tags CD would be a great candidate for the prize block during Evan's marathon shows ;)

As for Aharon, I know Beane is a shrewd operator who gets a lot out of his talent, but I'd rather have the fully built snowman than have to rely on a new one that's not of proven construction.

Btw, I predict EFD takes out the brass knuckles with his team this season and shows us all what for.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:11am Joe B:

For you San Fran folks, Orange Peels are playing Saturday at the Makeout Room
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:12am Joe B:

I don't know how you keep up with the comments EFD. Multi-tasking at its finest!
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:13am john:

Billy Beane is of the opinion that anyone can make a snowman, so you build your own and let them go in free agency.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:20am Joe:

When Belock is in the house (or heezy), you can just refer to me as "Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo"
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:21am Aharon:

Okay, Danne, final offer: you get the computer I'm writing this on, I get the snowman. To ease the loss, I'll throw in a snowball, but it'll probably go off-course and end up hitting my grumpy neighbor in the back of the head.

I, too, have a new strategy if I'm honored enough to rejoin the fanball this coming year, which is to do the opposite of what I did last year. Not brass knuckles; maybe nougat.

And John, there were rumors that he was adding juice to the snow all along. Gotta say, it makes sense: I mean, the top globe on his best snowmen was larger than any of the other globes. Plus they were yellow.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:23am Danne D:

Sorry Aharon - I heard there might be illicit ice sculptures hidden on that computer and I can't be a party to that! Sorry that yet again we are not able to work out a trade:(

Well while it's true that I can debate the merits of snowmen and their role in fantasy baseball, I must be going :)

Btw, while I am rooting for the Saints to win, I have a feeling the Colts will pull it out (at least the Jets aren't there).
Colts 38 Saints 27

So there you go :)

Have a good night Funk Friends!

To EFD, I'll check out for your Jimmy the Funkesque picks - see you in 2 weeks EFD!!
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:32am Joe:

This Paul White album is SICK. I give it the "Commenteer Joe" seal of approval.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:34am efd:

duly noted, Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo!
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:42am Joshua K:

Now thats italian
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:50am Paolo:

Wow Evan, I was half asleep when the Italian rap song came on and it freaked me out cause I wasn't expecting it hehehe. Your Italian is pretty good :) I have to say I really enjoyed that last set. Anyways, good night, I have class in ~6 hours
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:51am Joe:

Ditto w/ Paulo

great shew
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:52am Aharon:

Great show. Background music constantly threatening to become foreground music.
  Wed. 2/3/10 1:57am efd:

thanks everyone! see you in 2 weeks.
  Thu. 2/4/10 2:45pm Broke Man:

I have decided not to listen to your show via the computer, i end up buying to much music
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