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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 9, 2011: back in the new jersey groove

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
artful dodger  wayside   Options s/t  columbia  1975 

inspired by Todd-o-Phonic Todd's fill-in last week. Also, here's an interesting Artful Dodger article from last year.
  0:00:00 ()
elton john  empty sky   Options empty sky  rocket/mca  1969  inspired by this article and the ensuing lively discussion on my Facebook page.    0:04:09 ()
kristian hoffman  i can't go there with you   Options fop  kayo  2010  inspired by it being a great song from a late 2010 release that I just picked up a couple of days ago. Check the Kristian Hoffman web site.    0:12:28 ()
wondermints  proto-pretty   Options s/t  big deal  1996  what, now I'm supposed to tell you the inspiration for everything?! I need to keep some secrets, after all.    0:16:49 ()
soft tags  blue house   Options blue house  no label  2009      0:20:33 ()
streak  bang bang bullet   Options va-glitterbest  rpm  2004  orig 1973    0:24:12 ()
Music behind DJ:
        Evan "Funk" Davies theme song by Adam WarRock    0:28:01 ()
the insomniacs  good for nothing   Options just enjoy it  screaming apple    Playing with the great DM3 at Maxwell's on Sunday March 20. Ignore the erroneous date I mention on the show!  *   0:39:26 ()
bill mullins  rewind   Options rewind  no label    http://billmullins.bandcamp.com  *   0:43:07 ()
los reactors  dead in the suburbs   Options va-new wave underground  no label    early '80s    0:45:05 ()
andy shernoff & daddy long legs  under assistant west coast promotion man   Options 7"  norton      *   0:48:02 ()
a suunny day in glasgow  sigh, inhibitionist (come all day with me)   Options autumn, again  mis ojos discos      *   0:50:55 ()
liminanas  got nothin' to say   Options s/t  trouble in mind  2010      1:03:11 ()
fergus & geronimo  girls with english accents   Options unlearn  hardly art      *   1:06:09 ()
steve wynn & the miracle 3  no one ever drowns   Options northern aggression  yep roc      *   1:08:31 ()
robin lane  hard cover   Options heart connection 12" ep  recon  1984      1:12:19 ()
beach fossils  face it   Options 7"  captured tracks      *   1:15:43 ()
the wrong words  what went wrong   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   1:29:21 ()
tortured tongues  to death   Options 7"  hozac      *   1:32:03 ()
imaginary icons  lucifer rise   Options 7"  no label      *   1:36:05 ()
teenage moods  flower hunting   Options 7"  salvaged      *    
mickey  she's so crazy   Options 7"  hozac      *   1:41:13 ()
the touch-me-nots  hard to forget   Options 7"  classic bar  2010      1:43:59 ()
super wild horses  golden town   Options fifteen  hozac      *   1:52:36 ()
myelin sheaths  gloves   Options get on yer nerves  southpaw      *   1:54:57 ()
hank  let her join my secret society   Options the luck of the singers  blocks blocks blocks      *   1:57:39 ()
dikes of holland  get your shovels out   Options s/t  sundae      *   2:00:33 ()
the pizazz  ocean liner   Options get out of my house  burger      *   2:03:58 ()
godfathers  john barry   Options hit by hit  link  1987  Godfathers playing at Maxwell's in Hoboken next Tuesday the 15th!    2:17:45 ()
godfathers  love's dead   Options birth school work death  epic  1988      2:19:16 ()
godfathers  this damn nation   Options hit by hit  link  1987      2:22:23 ()
godfathers  if i only had time   Options birth school work death  epic  1988      2:25:19 ()
godfathers  i want everything   Options hit by hit  link  1987      2:27:03 ()
godfathers  birth school work death   Options birth school work death  epic  1988      2:29:44 ()
conspiracy of owls  tower of diamonds   Options s/t  burger      *   2:39:12 ()
ri-ra  put a wobble in your cerebellum   Options horses work for donkeys wages: the ri session  madd axxe      *   2:43:00 ()
the soft moon  out of time   Options s/t  captured tracks      *   2:46:44 ()
john foxx  europe after the rain   Options 7"  metal beat  1981      2:50:06 ()
wire  now was   Options red barked tree  pink flag      *   2:53:37 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/9/11 9:03pm Joe:

vvvvvvelcome back to the sub-arctic
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:04pm Mike McGuire:

Is there a more powerful "power pop" song out there? I think not! Rock on!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:05pm Big Plastic Head:

Popping in to say welcome back
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:06pm efd:

thanks BPH, MM and Joe! I appreciate the early comments!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:07pm cheri:

evan--great to have you back,,how was your vacay?? btw i'm really sorry for pestering you 2 weeks ago,,no hard feelings??
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:08pm Mike McGuire:

First time listener here ... enjoying...thank you! And wow...I'm honing up on my MATH skills as well!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:09pm Joe:

hey, now I know a good Elton John song, besides the ones everybody knows. Looks like Im gonna read that article.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:10pm efd:

Hi Cheri, vacation was great, thanks.

Mike, welcome to the show - thanks for checking it out!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:12pm Mike McGuire:

Chloe on the Fox album has always been an EJ favorite of mine
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:12pm Sybil:

Good evening EFD and Funketeers!
I may not be able to tear myself away from my work to post again, but I must say hello.
Oh, who am I kidding. I probably won't be able to tear myself back to my work.
Cold enough for ya, Joe?
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:12pm SF Spike:

Ha! I love it when oddball Elton pops up on my MP3 player. Today's surprise track was "Sweet Painted Lady" on my walk to work. He's always ripe for rediscovery, and I'd forgotten about this Empty Sky stuff.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:13pm Sybil:

I actually like quite a number of Elton John songs that were never hits.

Not that I can think of any right now.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:14pm Sybil:

What is this, the "inspired by" show?
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:15pm Mike McGuire:

Excuse me....where can I bcome a friend of yours on FB the Evan?
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:15pm john:

Hey Evan--welcome back!

That was an awfully interesting thread on Sir Elton going there for a while.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:16pm Mike McGuire:

Doesn't like that "work" is gonna get done tonight Sybil...ove when that happens!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:16pm efd:

Sybil, the "inspired bys" are coming to a screeching halt after this song. Thanks for checking in, nice to hear from you.

SF Spike, thanks for the geographic identifier, lest we think you were a different Spike! Empty Sky is great, I'd forgotten how much I liked that album.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:17pm Mike McGuire:

opps..that should have read "look" instead of "like"...my bad
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:17pm Richard from Venezuela:

glad you are back evan. Greetings.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:18pm efd:

Mike, just search for Evan Davies and you'll find me.

Hi John! thanks for the welcome back (and thanks to you too, Richard!)
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:19pm SF Spike:

Yes, please don't associate me with THAT Spike. I've been having a weird hankering to hear Captain Fantastic again, sold the vinyl of that one years ago. Dumb move.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:26pm Big Plastic Head:

I thought the band name said STEAK for a second. Is there a band named Steak? If not I CALL DIBS!!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:29pm Big Plastic Head:

Dammit. Taken.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:29pm Mike McGuire:

Is it time for FUNK?
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:40pm Mike McGuire:

Do you take requests? If so...love to hear "Stone Cold Sober" by Crawler...tia
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:42pm Sybil:

That new theme (new to me anyway) is pretty fantastic.

And yes, I am working. Dang these evening classes anyway. That's why it took me so long to get around to this comment.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:42pm efd:

@Mike you know, I actually have that single! At home.
I will take/consider requests, but in the interest of managing expectations I don't often get to them.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:43pm efd:

@Sybil Yes, that theme song rules! Props to Adam WarRock!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:48pm Jessica:

Aw, Evan Funk Davies, the gracious radiophonic anti-Let Me Google That For You. Glad to hear you [and to be] back.
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:51pm efd:

Hi Jessica, it's been a while! Nice to see you here!
  Wed. 2/9/11 9:52pm Holly in NC:

Yay Los Reactors! Listening to you,Evan, for solace and anxiety management while alternately listening to my Blue Devils have a HORRID, HORRID start against the evil Tar Heels. Thanks for being here for me ;-)
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:07pm efd:

HI Holly, glad I can help out in some small way. One of my brothers went to Duke and his wife went to UNC, so that's a rivalry I tend to stay out of! :) (Although in truth neither of them are big college sports fans anyway.)
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:08pm Big Plastic Head:

That Liminanas track sounded a bit like Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:11pm autodidactic:

Is that a mellotron?!?
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:13pm efd:

auto-d, the cd credits just say "keyboards," so I'm not sure if it's the real deal or synthesized.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:15pm Mellodramatic:

Ha! And I was sitting here thinking I'm the only one left who's a sucker for Mellotron.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:19pm BK Mickey:

Fergus and Geronimo are impressive live. They were great opening for Tyvek a couple weeks ago @ Mercury.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:20pm Holly in NC:

Very much enjoying the new Steve Wynn. Evan, feel free to take sides - I live in a house divided. In fact, I live in a Yankees - Red Sox household ... and I'm not on your preferred side.

But I have many other pleasing qualities. And that Beach Fossils song was great!
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:25pm Joe:

Fergus and Geronimo are playing a basement I frequent and I'm conflicted about attending.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:27pm Sybil:

fear of basements?
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:28pm Joe:

itsa spooky down there!

no actually I'm just not sure I like them. That song was good though.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:28pm Jessica:

You mean Gere"Jerry" Fenelly, right? Most awesomest roommate of my still-extant circa-80s memory? Late of 88 Majick, Anvil Chorus, and Specimen? It's gotta be. No one rocks like Gere.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:30pm efd:

I dunno, Jessica, the blurb said "Jaime" - I just double-checked. Maybe a relative?
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:32pm timophonic:

Isla Mueres - wonderful island - great sunsets
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:35pm efd:

tim, and how!! I actually got some (good-natured) abuse for posting so many sunset pics after I got back.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:36pm heath:

Sorry but Tortured tougues = tortured ears
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:37pm Holly in NC:

On the other hand, I just dl'd tortured tongues.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:38pm efd:

And that's WFMU in a nutshell right there!
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:47pm heath:

@holly in nc wasting bandwidth and time by supprting duke
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:49pm Holly in NC:

62-60 - Evan, if ever a request were to be filled, the Skulls 'Nervous Breakdown' from live @ the masque w/b lovely,

@Heath - ppff! ;-)
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:50pm osvi:

Man, EFD, getting me through the week! Nice beats. Hey, who needs to know what played!
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:51pm calzone!:

Welcome back EFD! Questions: have you ever counted the 45's in your collection, and how many rooms do they take up?
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:52pm Sybil:

Now, play nice, kids. Don't make me have to stop this car!
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:54pm Holly in NC:

?? ppff is my shorthand for a good-natured sticking out of the tongue. juvenile, yet friendly. a razz.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:56pm Sybil:

The was an imaginary ;) at the end of my last comment, Holly.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:57pm autodidactic:

Evan, I have to say, just in case you were wondering, that I'm liking most of the songs withOUT mellotrons as well.
  Wed. 2/9/11 10:57pm guppy:

  Wed. 2/9/11 11:00pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Hi Evan :) Glad that you got favorable news with your mom. Hope that only more good news follows!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:00pm calzone!:

FYI...your accuplaylist is looking weird right now Evan. User error, or gremlins?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:00pm Sybil:

I think Myelin Sheaths is my new favorite band name.

Another late comment, courtesy of my insane schedule.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:01pm efd:

what up guppy!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:01pm efd:

calzone, looks OK to me. what are you seeing?
I don't think i'll have time to answer your question til after the ticket giveaway
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:02pm cheri:

good night evan see you next week!!!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:03pm calzone!:

Ok.. Playlist is fine now...guess I panic'd! Fine rockin lo-fi set, I might add!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:05pm Danne D:

Calzone! :) Good to see you even if your name makes me hungry :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:06pm Danne D:

Hi cheri :)
night cheri :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:06pm efd:

Calzone: Phew! and thanks!

Goodnight Cheri, thanks for listening as always!

Sybil, I agree, that's a good one.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:07pm Danne D:

Grrr...starbucks internet has lesser signal than the ap on my palm pre. switching back. (On my laptop today though so yes I can read the replies ;o)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:09pm Mike McGuire:

It has been an almost religious event listening to your show tonight...this will be a regular event in my life from now on...ty Evan
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:09pm Danne D:

Holland does have a lot of dikes.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:10pm Danne D:

Welcome aboard Mike :) Glad to have your on the comments board :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:11pm Mike McGuire:

Thanks Danne...music is a great tool for bringing people together...
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:13pm cheri:

danne love ya,, nite
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:14pm Mike McGuire:

Maria Mulder....saw her with her special guest (the jerry grcia band) at the santa rosa high school auditoruium way back when in 1977....or was it '76..oh, well...it was the 70's
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:15pm Mike McGuire:

the godfathers...didn't they do"birth, school, work, death"?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:17pm Holly in NC:

Peace, love, & 79-73! Thank y'all for getting me through the game, inadvertently or not. Evan, superb show.

@ mike mcguire - yes! such a fave. see also the sid presley experience
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:18pm Danne D:

Can't wait to hear you play for real at the Hoof and Mouth Finale Evan :)

Mike - have you listened to the station before? Unlike fundraising marathons that suck, the FMU one is something special and fun - it starts the 28th and goes for 2 weeks. It ends with a 40-or-so song spectacular feature scores of FMU personalities playing and singing yesterday and today hits and misses.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:19pm Mike McGuire:

wfmu virgin here danne...
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:21pm Mike McGuire:

had been on the wfmu internet site before but never listened "live" till tonight on my new droid phone...hooked up to my stereo...sounding awesome BTW :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:22pm cheri:

danne be my valentine,,,night
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:23pm Mike McGuire:

how sweet is that...nite cheri
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:23pm Holly in NC:

dam nation oh yes!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:25pm Joe:

rest assured I am interested, but ineligible. Somebody better take them dagnabit
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:25pm Mike McGuire:

wicked guitar work on this one
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:26pm Danne D:

could never steal you from Evan cheri :)
Besides you got like a million valentines I bet.
Good night :)

@Mike - dig on in - there's about 10 years of archives of pretty much all the shows on FMU. Listen at different times and you'll hear any type of music imaginable. Don't like what you hear? Check back in a couple hours. Too many departure points to mention but Terre T's show is awesome 3-6 pm eastern time on Saturday, Bill Kelly's teenage wasteland is excellent 3-5pm on Sunday and of course the FMU prodigy Keili who's Beastin' the Airwaves show is on at 6-9am on Sunday :) But seriously that's but a sample - throw a dart and you'll hit a different brand of goodness on FMU.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:27pm heath:

@mike maguire agree on the wfmu app

@holly in nc next time....(slopes off in the darkness)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:27pm Danne D:

Wanna here edison cylinders - FMU has a show with them on Tuesdays 8-9pm. :)

  Wed. 2/9/11 11:28pm Mike McGuire:

thanks danne...you better quit now or i'll be asking you to be my valentine too...lol
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:29pm Danne D:

and the topper is that the station is 100% listener supported. No NPR money, No Goverment money. No foundations etc.

lol Mike :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:29pm Sybil:

What doesn't FMU have?!

All that life requires is here.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:30pm Sybil:

Well, barring food, shelter, and that stuff.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:31pm autodidactic:

I always thought the topper was that all these great djs are volunteers.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:31pm Holly in NC:

OK, I am now TOTALLY dancing all around my room, just like back in 80-urp ..
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:31pm Mike McGuire:

i'll be listening from now on for sure...thanks to all and Evan...keep on rocking in the free world....birth, school, work....death!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:32pm Mike McGuire:

outta here
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:33pm Danne D:

Anyhow, I'll save more of exhorting and extolling for during the marathon in about 3 weeks :)

The history of the station is amazing in and of itself though and is worth a read.

And the people really are amazing around the station. Brilliant folks, many who are tops in their field in their "day job", yet it's very open and respectful of even a shlub like me who has no such pedigree.

  Wed. 2/9/11 11:33pm Danne D:

(Mike is an FMU natural as he got 1/2 of Nardwuar's signature ending even without even realizing it :)

Gave a good night Mike!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:33pm Mike McGuire:

i don't care for barring food anyways sybil...
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:35pm Sybil:

Sorry, Mike, Britishism for "except for food, shelter,..."

Clearly I'm working too hard.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:36pm Sybil:

And the best thing about the FMU Marathon? It nearly always coincides with my birthday!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:36pm Mike McGuire:

just messing with ya...i knew what ya meant...lame joke. on my part..lol
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:37pm Thomas Jefferson's Ghost:

Belated, but welcome back efd!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:38pm Danne D:

Happy impending Birthday Sybil :) When's the big day?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:39pm Sybil:

No worries, Mike! And welcome to FMUdom!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:39pm Danne D:

Hooray for the mail slaves!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:39pm Sybil:

I dunno Danne... When is the Marathon? :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:39pm Joe:

that horn makes the papercuts totally worth it
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:39pm Danne D:

Hopefully I will be phone-slaving for EFD for the marathon :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:40pm Danne D:

2/28 - 3/13
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:40pm Brendan:

Word. Got a shout out from efd. My hours spent stickering marathon forms today is now worth it that much more. I don't know if that previous sentence made any sense grammatically.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:40pm Sybil:

What could be finer?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:41pm Sybil:

Uh-oh, I'm going to have to move my birthday this year.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:44pm Danne D:

8( consider it a 2-week pre-celebration then, Sybil
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:44pm Sybil:

True story: I just tried to figure out how old I'm going to be... and I COULDN't DO IT.

Guess what I do professionally. I'm going to go hang my head in shame. And then call my mother up and ask her how old I am.
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:48pm Voter:

Is Sybil a government accountant?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:48pm Danne D:

Are you a professional astrologer Sybil? That would require you knowing your birthdate ;)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:50pm Sybil:

I do appear to be very qualified for that job, don't I, dear Voter?

I find the "math" problems we have to do cruel and unusual punishment. It is a tribute to EFD that I struggle through them to post comments.

But no, alas, I'm a mathematician. I do know my birthdate though. I think.

(I actually always forget my son's birthdate, to his great amusement.)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:54pm efd:

Sybil, your efforts are appreciated!

thanks everyone for your comments and your welcomes back! See you next week!
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:56pm autodidactic:

O no, it's already midnight?!?
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:56pm Sybil:

  Wed. 2/9/11 11:57pm Danne D:

Have a good night everyone :)
Thanks for another great show Evan :)
  Wed. 2/9/11 11:59pm Starting with the 70's:

How can '81 be the EFD sweet-spot if every show starts with the 70's, and many strive to meet CC laws?
  Thu. 2/10/11 12:00am Euler:

Good ;luck, Sybil!
  Thu. 2/10/11 12:00am Holly in NC:

Query for any professional astrologers - how do you cope with wildly premature/induced births? Always been curious.
And now I've been told that if I were born in a different latitude, I'd be born under an unpronounceable & hard to spell sign with hitherto uncodifed traits ... perhaps SUPERPOWERS???!!
I could only hope :-)
  Thu. 2/10/11 12:01am Sybil:

Hi Euler! I'm a big fan!
  Thu. 2/10/11 12:02am Aharon:

Bah! Relegated to the archive!
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