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Options May 9, 2012: remembering MCA, with special in-studio guest Tim Sommer

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"In October of 1981, two Stuyvesant High School students sat in my dorm room and asked for help getting their band together. I told them that the best way to turn a 'theoretical' band into a real band was to get a gig, because once you had a show booked, you HAD to get your act together. So I got on the phone and got them a gig. One of those two kids died today. He was always a sweet, funny, charming, intense young man, and I am enormously proud to have helped him and called him a friend."
-- Tim Sommer, May 4 2012

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
curtis mayfield  superfly   Options superfly soundtrack  rhino  1972  sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Eggman"; CD reissue   
mr. chop  root down (and get it)   Options switched on  five day weekend  2011  original by Jimmy Smith, which was sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Root Down"  0:02:49 ()
run dmc  rock the house   Options king of rock  arista/legacy/profile  2005  sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Sure Shot"; orig 1985, CD reissue produced by WFMU's own Noah!  0:06:27 ()
paul mccartney  momma miss america   Options s/t  apple  1970  sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Johnny Ryall"  0:09:09 ()
beck  e-pro   Options guero  interscope  2005  samples the Beastie Boys "So What'cha Want"  0:13:36 ()
bad brains  big takeover   Options rock for light  pvc  1983  sampled by the Beastie Boys on "Pass The Mic"  0:16:38 ()
Music behind DJ:
        efd theme by Adam WarRock  0:19:43 ()
Conversation with Tim Sommer
beastie boys  egg raid on mojo   Options some old bullshit  grand royal  1994  orig 1982; sans Tim's intro from Noise The Show, then avec.  0:42:28 ()
beastie boys  beastie revolution   Options 12"  rat cage  1983    0:43:53 ()
beastie boys  cooky puss (censored version)   Options 12"  rat cage  1983    0:48:56 ()
Further conversation with Tim Sommer
beastie boys  fight for your right   Options licensed to ill  def jam  1986    1:17:32 ()
beastie boys  she's crafty   Options licensed to ill  def jam  1986    1:20:39 ()
beastie boys  brass monkey / slow and low   Options licensed to ill  def jam  1986    1:24:14 ()
Wrapping up our conversation with Tim
beastie boys  johnny ryall   Options paul's boutique  capitol  1989    1:39:35 ()
beastie boys  eggman   Options paul's boutique  capitol  1989    1:42:18 ()
beastie boys  looking down the barrel of a gun   Options paul's boutique  capitol  1989  eventually, after a little "car thief" and a little more "car thief."  1:45:19 ()
beastie boys  high plains drifter   Options paul's boutique  capitol  1989    1:50:48 ()
beastie boys  so what'cha want   Options check your head  grand royal  1992    2:08:04 ()
beastie boys  groove holmes   Options check your head  grand royal  1992    2:09:09 ()
beastie boys  jimmy james   Options check your head  grand royal  1992    2:12:31 ()
beastie boys  stand together   Options check your head  grand royal  1992    2:16:32 ()
beastie boys  pass the mic (pt. 2, skills to pay the bills)   Options cd single  grand royal  1992    2:19:34 ()
beastie boys  sabotage   Options ill communication  grand royal  1994    2:28:09 ()
beastie boys  root down   Options ill communication  grand royal  1994    2:30:58 ()
beastie boys  do it   Options ill communication  grand royal  1994    2:34:34 ()
beastie boys  body movin'   Options hello nasty  grand royal  1998    2:37:50 ()
beastie boys  intergalactic   Options hello nasty  grand royal  1998    2:40:41 ()
beastie boys  ch-check it out   Options to the 5 boroughs  capitol  2004    2:46:33 ()
beastie boys  right right now, now   Options to the 5 boroughs  capitol  2004    2:49:41 ()
beastie boys  here's a little something for ya   Options hot sauce committee pt 2  capitol  2011    2:52:30 ()
beastie boys  i don't know   Options hello nasty  grand royal  1998  have to go out on a sentimental note...  2:56:31 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 5/9/12 9:02pm G:

That's the 70s alright!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:03pm miss cheri:

hi there evan,,let the funk begin!!!!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:04pm Marmalade Kitty:

how can I go to bed? Hello EFD, G & all!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:04pm Siriusly:

great start
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:05pm Tom - In Gravesend Brooklyn:

.. before Disco ,, killed the funk SuperFly yea !!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:08pm G:

wikipedia, Tim Sommer: "Timothy Andrew Sommer (born in New York) is an American musician, record producer, former Atlantic Records A&R Representative, WNYU DJ, Trouser Press journalist, MTV News correspondent, and VH1 VJ. Tim is perhaps best known as a bass player in the slo-core, dreampop bellwether Hugo Largo and the creator and host of Noise The Show, a pioneering NYC-based hardcore punk radio show. "
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:10pm Holly in NC:

Excited for the show, wish to hell it wasn't a memorial. I've shed honest tears.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:10pm Amanda:

(Hopes we get to hear "Hey Leroy")
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:10pm johnk77:

from Wikipedia:
This has sparked a rumor that one or all of the Boys attended Stuyvesant. In fact, only the band's original drummer, Kate Schellenbach, did.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:12pm miss cheri:

evan i'm not really a big beastie boys fan,, but i always loved that brass monkey tune,, can you play it tonight evan?? hiya holly!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:13pm Kat in Chicago:

@Holly: me too on all counts.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:14pm G in Midwood:

Yes, I'd always heard that Adam R. attended public high school here in Midwood, central Brooklyn...
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:14pm G in Midwood:

Adam Y. -- Long day for me...
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:15pm SteveL:

This is an amazing show. Gonna listen, with my son. No pressure!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 9:17pm efd:

hi everyone, thanks for tuning in! Got company, so will probably be a little quieter than usual but don't let that stop you!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:18pm mildred:

Knew you were gonna bring it tonight EFD. Thank you!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:18pm Holly in NC:

Hi Evan, Kat, Cheri, G, Amanda, John, Kitty, Tom, anyone else who hasn't checked in yet - feels good to be amongst funk-lovin' friends :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:19pm SteveL:

Dear God and Jah in heaven!!!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:19pm SteveL:

The math quiz answer for my last post was 666.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:19pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)

Greetings to the 1st place EFD. As I predicted, it wouldn't be long before you started kicking all of our asses.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:20pm Danne D:

Woo Steve - GO DEVILS!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:21pm SteveL:

Satan save us!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:22pm Satan:

I'm in need of some restraint
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:22pm miss cheri:

evan i know you have a guest tonight,, but please play "brass monkey" that's my fave beastie boys tune,,ty
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:22pm Satan:

cheri's middle name is "Request"
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:23pm Danne D:

@SteveL don't talk about saves - makes me think of my depressing closer roster in the fantasy baseball league :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:24pm Danne D:

@Satan well at least she was on theme tonight
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:24pm Satan:

We must count our un-blessings, yes.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:31pm Danne D:

This interview is incredible :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:32pm G:

ditto. comment silence.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:36pm joe:

'ello folk
Missed the first half hour going to have to go back
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:39pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Egg Raid On Mojo!
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:40pm Danne D:

Hope Nardwuar is listening and filing for any potential New Order interview he does
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:41pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Yo, I got the suppavisa's numba already, baby.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:43pm joe:

woo hoo
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:46pm johnnykevlar:

I have a strange request if anyone can help me. Does anyone know of really popular american groups that aren't popular in the UK?
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:46pm Richard H.:

Yolk Comes in Spurts
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:47pm joe:

Are we going to get to hear any Brookly stuff?
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:50pm Knight:

Grand Funk
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 9:50pm efd:

joe, I will admit that I'm not sure what you're referring to?
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:51pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Whither Cookie Chick?
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:51pm Joe D.:

  Wed. 5/9/12 9:52pm Holly in NC:

Dear god this still makes me grin <-this-> wide, talk about arrested development ;-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:52pm drewo:

I feel like a segue to Pigbag is coming up.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:53pm johnnykevlar:

grand funk is a perfect example, thanks
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:53pm john:

Cooky O'Puss then. Cooky Chick.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:54pm Tom Carvel:

Try Fudgie the Whale. *He* puts out.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:55pm joe:

Brookly was a band that MCA had between Paul's B and Check Your Head I believe. Really cool instrumental stuff I guess almost in a Liquid Liquid vain. I'll have to get some over to you
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:55pm john:

Somewhere around here is the cassette which has the Cookie Puss I taped off WNYU in 1983.
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:57pm Tom Carvel:

@johnnykevlar: I was an American teen who lived in the UK in the early 70s, and I had to special order over half the US top 40 if I wanted to hear it. Soul, rock, pop -- much of it did not get on the charts or the radio in the UK. (And nice versa) Nowadays there is less divergence, but still some...
  Wed. 5/9/12 9:59pm miss cheri:

evan--you don't have the tune "brass monkey" tonight?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:03pm Obvious Guy:

Evan's busy doing a great show right now.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey everyone! Listening before on my iPad--Tim Sommer is one of those WFMU interviews where I never heard of the guest, but after listening greatly thankful that person was on. Great memories of MCA and the Beasties, wonderful show.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:06pm G:

TEAC lol, o yeah build the tracks up !!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:07pm Holly in NC:

Apropos of nothing, back in h.s. one of my best male friends nicknamed me Fudgie the Whale. Since I was not fat, nor have I ever been Black, not sure why.

Er, nor did I put out.

But Fudgie is a *most* excellent ice cream cake!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:08pm Danne D:

2 off-topic notes:
1) @efd sad news today as Carl Beane, the P.A. Announcer at Fenway Park, died in an auto accident today

2) The Capitals have forced a game seven vs the Rangers to take place on Saturday night
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:08pm john:

Makes perfect sense, then.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:09pm Tom Carvel:

Fudgie is strictly a back door whale. No connection!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:11pm johnnykevlar:

Thanks Tom.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:12pm Tom Carvel:

Always happy to help out a fellow back door whale lover :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:13pm Holly in NC:

For anyone who had a deprived childhood & did not grow up around Carvel shops, here's some Fudgie/Cookie Puss context: Carvel Products http://bit.ly/JgEC0N
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:16pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Just exactly what is a "fly skimmy"?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:17pm Tom Carvel:

The products just aren't the same without my terrific denture whistle effect. Check out some youtube Carvel commercials from the 80s...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:19pm Holly in NC:

(Banging head)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:19pm GW:

here comes tim sommer
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:20pm joe:

I stand correct the band was actually as far back as before Paul's "Adam joined forces with some old friends like Tom Cushman and recorded under the band name Brooklyn. Recently, studio recordings of this band have been circualting among collectors. The most memorable riff to come out of this collaboration was what would eventually become the bass line for the Check Your Head song "Gratitude.""
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:20pm drewo:

Certainly sounds Rubinesque
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:22pm G:

This album was the second production job Rubin did with them -- the 1985 Beasties EP was Rubin also...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:23pm Danne D:

Robertson got brutalized by the Rays tonight. Ugly blown save.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Zep's "The Ocean" sample?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:23pm Holly in NC:

I think a fly skimmy is a hot chick
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Or riff, rather, not sampled from recording...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:24pm joe:

EFD you can grab it here if you want http://www.mediafire.com/?zcmfdpwjs8a73u3
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:24pm Amanda:

I used to quiz people to see if they could name all the items the girl in "She's Crafty" stole from MCA's apartment.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:24pm Joe D.:

Sasha Frere Jones comment on hearing this song for the first time is a stone cold classic - "you could just sample a Led Zeppelin record? That was O.K.?"
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:24pm sinister dexter:

was wierd ... i put my pauls boutique tape in and switched my reciever and i was listenening to yer last set there Evan and i didnt notice for a few and then you started talkin and it all made sense .... thanks so much for talking about Adam and the beasty boys ...just when i wanted to hear them
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:24pm David B.:

@Matt: What you need you've got to borrow
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:25pm GW:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:26pm Matt from Springfield:

@David B: "Fame"?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:26pm Danne D:

Hmm, someone should be saying thank you, no?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:26pm David B.:

yes, unless i stole the line from somewhere :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:26pm Holly in NC:

Hi Matt from S! Speaking of sampling etc, what is up with Tuf America? Takes 20+ years to make a claim? Trouble Funk needs to dissociate, and pronto.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:26pm joe:

Cheri you are so spoiled ;)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:28pm The James B:

@ David B - don't mock me
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:28pm David B.:

moi? ;-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:29pm Matt from Springfield:

I looked up the "Brass Monkey" drink when an older guy at work mentioned it--evidently he was referring to a pre-mixed drink they used to sell; the Net mentioned that, but also another "brass monkey"--they said you take a 40, drink it down to the label, then pour ORANGE JUICE in the rest of the bottle! WTF?! G-ross!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:29pm Joe D.:

perhaps you could shed some light on this Tim... is this song about the Brass Monkey COCKTAIL (40oz malt liquor filled with OJ to the neck) or Brass Monkey the pre-mixed can of cheap alcohol drink? Been arguing about this for literally my entire life.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Joe Duffy! Jinx! :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:29pm Joe D.:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:30pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh and hey Holly!
Labels, they'll sue for anything, at any time...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:31pm Michael C:

Yauch started off high school at Murrow but then transferred to Elizabeth Seeger
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:33pm Holly in NC:

There was totally some Rush happening right there in Slow & Low, presages later appropriation..
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:33pm G:

@Joe D.: some info about at least four variations on drinks called "Brass Monkey":

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:34pm john:

But if you want to digress into a discourse on the original Corrupt Bargain™, we won't stop you.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:34pm Danne D:

Q: why has there never been a Hayes-Tilden rap?

Btw, pretty good book on Hayes-Tilden election:
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:34pm G:

from Tim's comment, sounds like this might be close:

"A beer cocktail consisting of equal parts beer or malt liquor, usually Olde English 800, and orange juice."
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:35pm Barkevious Shabazz:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:35pm ?:

i can't thank you enough,,evan!!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:36pm Matt from Springfield:

It seems pretty much orange juice in every case--sometimes with multiple hard liquors, other times malt liquor. Given the Beastie Boys fondness of OE 800, it's prob the latter.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:37pm Matt from Springfield:

"Chuffed to bits"!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:37pm Holly in NC:

THanks @Danne! I just ordered!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:38pm miss cheri:

well i have to head out evan,,,g'night efd,,danne & holly!!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:39pm Joe D.:

Ahah! Good internet sleuthing people! Thanks Tim. Drinking malt liquor with The Nihilistics and Swans is the awesomest thing I've heard in months.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:39pm G:

slash babysitter :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:39pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: I'll help you come up with a Hayes-Tilden rock-rap, Paul's Boutique-era :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:40pm Matt from Springfield:

miss cheri: a thank you?..
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:40pm G:

she did, but forgot to fill her name in...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:40pm 12539:

Fantastic interview, Evan and Tim.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, question mark! Credit is given where credit's due, cheri!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Agree w/ 12539 and everyone else who enjoyed this. Thank you so much for coming in Tim, and for telling your personal history with MCA, Mike D and Adrock. Much appreciated!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:43pm Holly in NC:

I very frequently used to open my radio show with "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun". Just saying.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:43pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@G Nice catch on Cheri's ty. That's right, I'm a fan.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:44pm G:

@BarkS: the double comma was the clincher :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:44pm Holly in NC:

Thank you EFD & Tim, that was a wonderful interview.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:45pm G:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:45pm Matt from Springfield:

Eggman was super fly*!!
@Holly: Cool! Where did you have a show?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:45pm Barkevious Shabazz:

@G hoho friggin' ho!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:46pm G:

Future doctoral dissertation: "Egg Imagery in the Lyrics of The Beastie Boys, 1982-2012"
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:46pm miss cheri:

ohh evan i loved your show keep up the funk!!! night holly & danne.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:46pm JDM:

great show guys
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:47pm joe:

Dont think any tribute to MCA would be complete without playing Stand Togeather
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:48pm Holly in NC:

@Matt wozq in northampton, mass & wxdu here in durham
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:48pm AWS from MP:

Just great radio, Evan
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:48pm joe:

G I think I remember someone asking them about that in an interview once but I dont' remember what the answer was.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:48pm Matt from Springfield:

I was a 80s baby and 90s kid, didn't listen to the Beasties growing up, but was a fan of the Bloodhound Gang. While they have an even greater level of "perversity" in their music, their aesthetics borrowed heavily from the Beasties, so I'd like again to send my gratitude to the Beasties for their direct, and especially indirect influences on music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 10:48pm efd:

damn this album is hard to cue up!!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:49pm Holly in NC:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:49pm Joe Mulligan:

Barrel of a gun is my fave beastie track, thanks Evan!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:49pm G:

It sounds like it started with throwing eggs as teens. Been there, done that.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:49pm johnnykevlar:

High Plains Drifter is my favorite song on this album, I hope it gets played!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:50pm miss cheri:

i love you too evan
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:51pm Holly in NC:

Problem with Paul's Boutique is it's really, really hard to stop playing...
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:51pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Holly--well those stations *aren't* WFMU, but they seem like pretty hip gigs ;)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:52pm Danne D:

@cheri - no thank you for Evan playing the song you wanted to hear? thought you'd be more excited. Anyway have a good night.

@Holly if books about obscure presidents are your thing, this is another great one to check out - a personal favorite of mine:


Apparently it has a new cover from when I bought it.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:52pm johnnykevlar:

  Wed. 5/9/12 10:52pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Apparently EFD is "housing" all the "fly skimmies. "
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:52pm joe:

This show means alot EFD I was hoping that someone would do something like this for the last few days and you have hit it dead on.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:54pm Holly in NC:

@Matt - wozq sucks now, it was cool when i was there, because i was there ;-). wxdu is great.
Of course there is only 1 wfmu
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:54pm Garrett:

This is one of the two Beastie Boys songs that got me a speeding ticket (the other being "Time For Livin'").
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:55pm Joe D.:

this guy joe has got the right idea. Great job EFD
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:55pm Danne D:

I stand corrected as well - thrown by the ?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:56pm johnnykevlar:

suzy is a headbanger
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:57pm Danne D:

good forensics work by G picking up cheri's thank you post I hasten to add :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:57pm tony:

"License to Ill" was my soundtrack to 1987, but "Paul's Boutique" was so brilliant.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:58pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - Garfield's life (& death) are absolutely fascinating. I'm not an obscure president junkie, but I am a Garfield junkie!
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:58pm joe:

The 33 1/3 for Paul's B is a great book if you are interested in that series.
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:58pm Danne D:

so you like lasagna then I take it, Holly?
  Wed. 5/9/12 10:59pm G:

@Danne: I'm an expert on that particular writing style, after reading comments for five years --no matter what is or isn't in the Name box :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:00pm joe:

YAY!!!!!!!!Thank You
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:00pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - that almost doesn't deserve a reply ;-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:01pm johnnykevlar:

Ill communication, hello nasty..the list goes on..
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:01pm john:

  Wed. 5/9/12 11:01pm Danne D:

You're a smart man, G :)
Wonder if you'd be able to pick up my posts w/o m name.

Somebody should sample some songs to come up with a theme for Ticket Salad Sandwich Time :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:02pm Danne D:

LOL - I knew Evan was going to say Le Poisson Rouge once he did that little pause
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:02pm johnnykevlar:

that feel when you won't be able to go to that monkees tribute
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:03pm joe:

Check Your Head one of my top 10 albums of all time...Thats right I said it
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:03pm Danne D:

MOST annoying fan?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:03pm Holly in NC:

@Danne your smilies would give you away in a hot minute! I'm the only other smiler here.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:03pm G:

@Danne: I have my authorship hypotheses about some posts with "fun names" (I do it, too), but that multiple comma thing is pretty distinctive/unique on the board.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:04pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: I don't like to call people out, but I will say that I've been able to link various pseudonymous comments to you, often based on your smiley with a nose - :-) - you, Holly, Mary Wing, etc use a dash for a nose. Others like me, Danne, Van, etc don't - :) - not that I don't admire all those comments by you. :) (for you, :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:04pm G:

fan was very audible when bed music was potted down...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:05pm G:

when i use another name, it's because i think it works better for the comment :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: Does cheri comment on a cell phone or something? Using a comment because it's the easier punctuation to press? That's my going theory...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:05pm Scuttle:

Ugh such an awesome lineup- saw tragedy in SF great stuff.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:06pm G:

dunno, it's just a style thing maybe. i have seen other people do the ,,, way back in usenet days (dating myself), but only one person does it here ,,, :-)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:06pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Pass the Mic
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:07pm G:

i owe a california phone call, bbiab...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:07pm Danne D:

Probably not the universal choice but this might be 2nd for me after Sabotage :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:07pm Joe D.:

now THATs a segue
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:08pm joe:

G we have all cut our noses off to spite our face :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:08pm johnnykevlar:

I would call but there is no way I can make it to manhattan or brooklyn to see any of these shows, it's like 40 dollars in train fares for a free show
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:08pm Joe D.:

yeaaah you can't front on that
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:08pm Matt from Springfield:

I also pick my comment name to sync with the comment text.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:08pm Danne D:

@G I still claim authorship of my comments and just make my post a "quote"
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm G:

@joe: maybe i should randomly vary my smileys to drive Matt nuts :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm Destroit:

thanks EFD, great show.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm G:

Danne is a Mountie :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm Danne D:

I'm too lazy to do the alias thing. I think I used to use a nose when I first did smilies, but lost track of when I changed that. Then again, my introduction to smilies and their meanings was on a Plato IV terminal...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm G:

that was said with virtual admiration :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:09pm G:

  Wed. 5/9/12 11:11pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: That works too, but with text only and lacking the human interaction, verbal cues and emphasis, I use quotes with my name to give the feel of "me" telling you a joke in conversation. I use pseudonyms if I want to give the feel of that person/thing/whatevs "hopping into" the comment board with their opinion on something :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:11pm Danne D:

whoa - who usually uses this bed music? Maybe Laura?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: OH DEAR LORD!!! Order in the universe is unraveling....!!!!

  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm Danne D:

I don't get the mountie reference?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm G:

@Danne: I go through phases of writing rules. I think several years ago for awhile I never used G (my initial), always something else. Other times I go weeks trying only to use G. Other times I go by what seems best for the overall situation. Call me mercurial, flexible, or something...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: This is one of the Beastie Boys more popular instrumental tracks. I've heard it many times before.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm Danne D:

About now is where I should throw one of these into the mix: 8)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:12pm G:

straight arrow. dudley do right,. all around good guy.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:13pm Danne D:

never realized it was them - I literally think I've only heard it as bed music :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:13pm G:

in the best way
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:13pm G:

bbl, promised to call by soon after 8 west coast time
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:14pm Danne D:

I try, G.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:14pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - it's yet another great song. Really, there's been no post-1960s "mainstream" artist with such a consistently great body of work who also managed to maintain non-mainstream cred.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:15pm Edward "Chief" Platt:

I'm the illest motherfucker from here to Gardena.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:15pm Danne D:

random thought - does anyone actually designate time correctly anymore? Had a webinar today that the e-mail said would start at 3PM EST (it's EDT now) - end random pointless observation.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:15pm Danne D:

@Holly - except for Weird Al
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:16pm Matt from Springfield:

@Danne: Re EST, I think people don't realize that "Standard" is only outside of DST.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:16pm Holly in NC:

@ Danne - Good point!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:18pm Danne D:

Ty Holly :D
Had to have that smiley in there somewhere tonight
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:19pm joe:

YES the ultimate MCA song
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:20pm steven:

hey efd... thanks for this show! you've successfully transported me back to high school days skateboarding around suburban new jersey and listening to check your head on my discman every day.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:22pm daveB from Oakland:

This is one of my favorite remixes ...
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:22pm Holly in NC:

@Joe - I might argue for "A Year & Day"
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:27pm joe:

@Holly not disagreeing Holly but I am particial to anything on Check Your Head
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:27pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Body Movin'
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:28pm Danne D:

Look at the crazy things that happen when FMU makes their goal - all of a sudden they can expand the empire and add staff :) Good stuff. Sadly I am not remotely qualified.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:29pm Danne D:

EFD - you are doing a fine job!

And this is my favorite BB track :) One of the 5 best videos ever IMO.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:29pm johnnykevlar:

  Wed. 5/9/12 11:30pm Danne D:

What ever became of the guy who played Bunny?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:30pm joe:

EFD maybe you should employ the Supercut-O-Matic software :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 11:30pm efd:

not expanding - Jason Sigal is moving on from his position overseeing the FMA.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:31pm Danne D:

@EFD well at least you guys are able to restock :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:31pm Danne D:

and maintain the empire :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:32pm Danne D:

Sabotage: Best Show that was never made.

I'm Buddy Rich when I fly off the handle!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:32pm Joe D.:

if you can find a more 90's artifact than the aggressive in-line skate video me and my cousin made soundtracked to "Sabotage"... actually you can't. There is nothing more 90's ON THIS EARTH. Except for every other skate video that did the exact same thing.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:33pm Holly in NC:

@Joe I love CYH almost as much as PB, but was picking an MCA-specific song. @Danne agree re Sabotage video (right up there with Weird Al's Smells Like;-))
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:33pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the Beastie Boys tunes. RIP Adam Yauch. Do you have "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" coming up?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:33pm Josh Hamilton:

Oh yeah!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:34pm Joe D.:

we also used to use the "Disco Call' -"oowee owee" as a greeting/high sign (cops are coming)/all purpose annoying noise without having any clue as to its origin/providence
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:35pm Danne D:

@Holly probably most partial to "Trapped in the Drive Thru" 1st and "White and Nerdy" 2nd for videos (there's an awesome version with the 1st take run-through done with Donnie Osmond)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@Joe D: Yours could be the most 90s, if it was taped on VHS, with obvious grain, occasional lip synching to the lyrics, and you wore C.Webb Nikes...:)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:37pm Thierry:

Great tracks! Great remembrance on your part, efd; maybe a handshake with Adam WarRock at the end of the program, to symbolize transmission?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:38pm Holly in NC:

@Danne - I dunno, when I'm in the right mood the 'marbles in my mouth' section of Smells Like still gets me in falling down doubled over hysterics!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:39pm John Travolta:

Dancing to The Beasties for three hours got my muscles all tensed up. Anyone know where I can get a good massage?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:39pm Tony R:

A worthy man and band to devote the show too. Itz Sabotage!! Sa Sa..
I would love you two wackers to do another reunion show only on that show burn up the airwaves with all the great bands from the old NYU days, including some of those famous Sommer's screams during the introductions. Thanks for the memories my old friends who lived in my radio and now my memory and maybe even on some old cassettes i still got lying around... Tony R
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:39pm Joe D.:

it was on the micro-vhs you had to put INSIDE another thing to play... there was no lip syncing though...

I also used the word "Providence" when I meant to use the word "Provenance"
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:40pm johnnykevlar:

I used to listen to this as a kid, so much feels coming up right now
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:42pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Quintessential New York story. Big-time loss.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:42pm steve:

i agree with Tony R... id love more history lessons on the show!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:42pm Joe D.:

ill communication was the one of the first tapes anyone ever dubbed for me... hello nasty was one the first CDs I remember WAITING for to come out... we made plans to go in the "Intergalactic" suits for halloween but we couldn't get it together... total regret.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:43pm G:

@Danne 11:14 -- I work 100% online, so time format is now a pet peeve. Just say "eastern time". Every dran week I get many, many emails that say EDT when it's EST, or EST when it's EDT. If you can't keep standard and daylight straight, just leave it out, because it is not important anyway. -- But bureaucrats love acronyms, because they labor under the delusion that smart people will be fooled into thinking an acronym user is smart and knowledgeable. NOT true, especially when the acronym addict constantly bungles the acronyms.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:43pm Danne D:

Back when Nashville Noah was around this woulda been a 6 hour Beasties run probably :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:44pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Tip top progrim EFD.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:44pm G:

Go glute or go home, eh Johnny Trav?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 11:44pm efd:

thanks for all the kind comments, everyone - I really appreciate it, and for a show like this it means a lot.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:46pm Joe D.:

Danne I believe Noah is putting something together for the Coffee Break webshow... he usually releases on Wed but seems like it's been pushed back... he has some CRAZY demos/Bsides/unlreleased stuff I've never even HEARD of. Serious shit. Stuff on 15 year old CDrs and DATs. Be sure to check his soundcloud page in the next few days. It will definitely be a mind-blower.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:46pm John Travolta:

My favorite Beastie Boys songs are It's Like That and My Adidas. Just kidding. Can you dig it? I knew that you could.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:46pm G:

This show is right up there with Disco and Jerry Shirley.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:47pm Danne D:

@Joe D :) Up, Noah has good stuff on the cloud - everyone needs to check it out :)
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:49pm Danne D:

@Holly - I will say that a one-moment wonder has to be Weird Al's "Eat It" video which debuted on MTV right after (I think) a concert with Michael Jackson or some such. Totally thought it was the original when it started - um, until the dude spits out his coffee. Great moment.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:49pm joe:

@Joe D you got a link on that?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:51pm Danne D:

  Wed. 5/9/12 11:51pm Joe D.:



keep yr eyes on that, and check out the old episodes while yr waiting! Wall-to-wall dope. He's the Evan Funk Davies of Rap Radio.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:52pm Joe D.:

PS. I am a committed "To the 5 Burroughs" defender. I take alot of shit for it.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:53pm Danne D:

@Joe D or perhaps the Evan Davies Funk?
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:53pm Jex:

great show
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:54pm joe:

Thank You
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh! I also want to take this opportunity to thank the Beastie Boys for Andy Samberg/The Lonely Island raps! True, they mostly just imitate contemporary "black raps", but there are some masterpieces like "Lazy Sunday" that I just realized wouldn't have been possible without Beastie influence!
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:55pm Holly in NC:

I need to revisit 5 boroughs. Hot Sauce I picked up right away
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:56pm joe:

@Joe D don't worry I'm in your club. Why do people really have a problem with 5 Burroughs I was not aware
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:56pm Holly in NC:

Thank you Evan.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:57pm joe:

EFD before I miss the chance let me say thank you for doing this. With out sounding corny for someone like myself the Beastie Boys mean and have meant alot. The lose of MCA was a huge blow to me and this was really cool to have. Thank You
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Evan for this incredible retrospective. The interview with Tim Sommer was enlightening, and I enjoyed the journey into Beastie Boys songs familiar and unfamiliar. Great show for eternity.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:58pm Danne D:

Thanks for a fantastic show EFD :)
Have a great night everyone!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 5/9/12 11:59pm efd:

thanks very much Joe, Matt and all y'all. I really appreciate your comments.
  Wed. 5/9/12 11:59pm Kat in Chicago:

Been busy but listened the whole time. Great show, great tribute!
  Thu. 5/10/12 12:01am Barkevious Shabazz:

Who else rhymes Excedrin and Tippi Hedren?
  Thu. 5/10/12 12:01am Matt from Springfield:

Good night people!
  Thu. 5/10/12 12:01am anon:

I used to sit around and drink beer with Hugo Largo. People, the 80s in NYC were fun...that is the only consoling thing about getting kind of old. Heard the Beastie Boys at The Kitchen, where misc bands played to a filled small room. Interspersed with video, dance and performance art. Art crap but I like it.It was always so much fun to hear their hits blasting from radio...It was like- wow they are so surprisingly big and so fun and it was great!! I miss seeing Adam and his spouse and baby walking around this particular neighborhood around being normal at the end of the 20th c. Great show. Thanks for reminding about this time and playing great songs and cheering me up....
  Thu. 5/10/12 12:01am Joe D.:

ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto

great great great interview! Great tribute!
  Thu. 5/10/12 12:02am Jex:

right right, now now sounded to me a little like Talib Kweli.. sounded good.
  Thu. 5/10/12 3:19am DJ MOJO:

The story is incorrect. I went to Mudd a lot but never worked there, I worked at Berlin, Pyramid and many other clubs. The only time any therw eggs at me was when I was at Pyramid in the early 80's...it happened once and never again and I never got hit. Also for the record I've always hated that song as it was written as a dig against me and in the face of the 30+ years I've worked in NYC, and the life long Love I've had for a city I was born and raised in.
  Thu. 5/10/12 9:14am Nashville Noah from Coffee Break For Heroes...:

Evan & Tim: THANK YOU for an AMAZING show!!!
  Thu. 5/10/12 9:42pm Joe B:

Evan, awesome show
  Sat. 5/12/12 12:18am Rob:

  Sun. 5/13/12 1:36pm cubicle carl:

White Castle fries only come in one size
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