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Options July 11, 2012: JESSE JARNOW live, talking about his new book Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock

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Yo La Tengo are certainly no strangers to WFMU or WFMU listeners, but it's doubtful that even the most ardent fan is aware of all the historic details and decade-spanning connections uncovered in the fascinating new book Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and The Rise Of Indie Rock. Music writer and, yes, WFMU DJ Jesse Jarnow links the lengthy and at times meandering rise of YLT to such hallowed institutions as Maxwell's, New York Rocker, Matador Records and many more; listen now as Jesse and EFD discuss the book and play music from YLT and others!

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
richard hell & the voidoids  down at the rock & roll club   Options blank generation  sire  1977 
photo by Roberta Bayley, via.
  0:00:00 ()
flamin' groovies  high flyin' baby   Options teenage head  buddha  1971      0:02:15 ()
patti smith  redondo beach   Options horses  arista  1975      0:05:51 ()
raybeats  searching   Options roping wild bears ep  don't fall off the mountain  1981      0:08:59 ()
the feelies  crazy rhythms   Options crazy rhythms  stiff  1980      0:12:30 ()
the glen osser orchestra and chorus  meet the mets   Options let's go mets  literary productions  1964      0:18:34 ()
the dB's  i read new york rocker   Options           0:38:42 ()
yo la tengo  outsmartener   Options today is the day ep  matador  2003      0:40:00 ()
yo la tengo  angst in my pants   Options       with Todd Barry on drums    0:42:19 ()
yo la tengo with alex chilton  the oogum boogum song   Options           0:45:39 ()
yo la tengo  i like food   Options           0:49:35 ()
yo la tengo  return to hot chicken   Options i can hear the heart beating as one  matador  1997      1:07:22 ()
yo la tengo  flying lesson (hot chicken #1)   Options electr-o-pura  matador  1995      1:09:16 ()
mofungo  forty cent meat   Options bugged  sst  1988  with YLT pal and future NYT food critic Robert Sietsema    1:14:58 ()
dump  nyc tonight   Options 12"  presspop/zelone    gg allin cover, originally recorded for the 2011 Best Show premium  *   1:38:55 ()
dump  i can hear music   Options live on wfmu      recorded July 1997    1:44:29 ()
yo la tengo  so sedimentary   Options live on wfmu          1:47:03 ()
yo la tengo  a house is not a motel / evil that men do   Options live in albany    1987      2:06:29 ()
information  let's compromise   Options           2:16:44 ()
antietam  orange song   Options s/t  homestead        2:18:40 ()
dave weckerman  out of baby's reach   Options     1980      2:21:45 ()
yo la tengo  scissors   Options     1991  live on Gerard Cosloy's WFMU show    2:51:10 ()
yo la tengo  big day coming   Options painful  matador  1993      2:54:59 ()
yo la tengo  simpsons theme   Options           2:58:53 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 7/11/12 9:05pm Holly in NC:

oh my goodness hi & first!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:06pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Did you see that the Blank Generation movie was posted on the Dangerous Minds blog (not the CBGB movie by Amos Poe but the fictional movie starring Richard Hell and with some performances by the Voidoids at CBGB)
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:07pm SteveL:

Any show starting w/ Richard Hell is bound to please. Missed half of the first track. Busy pinning the lab so my wife could trim his nails. Ahhh, pet ownership.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:09pm Holly in NC:

@Jesse - last week I purchased, vociferously read & very much enjoyed BDC, looking forwrad to your chat w efd!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:10pm Thierry from behind the Right Ocean:

Hi EFD! Looking forward to a bit of history tonight.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:11pm Holly in NC:

@SteveL - In small favor department, be thankful you're not bathing a cat.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:13pm SteveL:

Cat bathing is for the foolhardy.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:17pm SteveL:

I'm still rooting for the surf Renaissance. Saw the Raybeats in the same Madison WI club, (Merlyns) that I saw the original Ventures, who were a bit overwhelmed, (but touched) at the slam-dancing reception they received.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:17pm Thierry:

Luxury tracks coming to your playlist!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:17pm Joe D.:

I would much rather prefer to have been in my 20s when this record came out rather than not alive, which is what I actually was. Don't get me wrong... right now is pretty cool too. I guess. I'm attracted by all the sweaters is what I'm saying.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:17pm miss cheri:

hey evan & holly--tomorrow is my birthday,,and i was wondering evan ,,if you could play "stand tall" by burton cummings?? cause that's my favorite cumming tune evan!!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:18pm Holly in NC:

xoxox crazy rhythms xxoxo

@SteveL - Cat bathing is for the 'owner' of 3 cats who like to roll in the remnants of their prey
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:18pm miss cheri:

  Wed. 7/11/12 9:18pm PB:

I think she meant cummings (or maybe not).
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:19pm Richard from Venezuela:

Good evening Evan and all the listeners.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:20pm Joe D.:

also the crowd dancing in all the Feelies live videos I've seen is just A+ fantastic. Nobody dances to music like this anymore. Except for me and I feel weird about it.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:20pm MALACH:

feelies hits home
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:22pm McG:

Meet the Mets. Nice. Bring your kiddies. Bring your wife. Girlfriends stay at home.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:22pm Holly in NC:

Happy almost birthday, Cheri :-)
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:23pm miss cheri:

ty holly
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:25pm PB:

efd, please tell me you don't actually own that meet the mets lp.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:26pm SteveL:

PB: You KNOW he does.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:27pm Michael from the Left Coast:

God, I haven't seen Janet Waegel in about thirty years!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:27pm McG:

He owns the LP. Please.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:30pm SteveL:

Oh, I think I need to buy a book.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:31pm PB:

Me too, I'm a sucker for good music books, every time. Sounds very interesting.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:32pm Thierry:

Man, we're starting from the 1800's!
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:37pm PB:

Not to take any of the spotlight from Jesse but another great book about "indie rock" is Our Band Could Be Your Life by Michael Azerrad.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:42pm Joe D.:

gonna rewrite this song as "I read Brooklyn Vegan"
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:42pm Joe D.:

or would that just depress everybody
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 9:43pm efd:

the latter.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:44pm Mike East:

nice interview, nice tunes, efd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 9:44pm efd:

Thanks for tuning in everyone! Keeping an eye on the comments, but not able to join in as much as usual, for obvious reasons
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:45pm Holly in NC:

@Jesse I hope you discuss Ira & Georgia's Roadfood obsession (which I share)

@PB - Azerrad's a fun read but factually pitiful. Sloppy as heck.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:48pm miss cheri:

evan--the show rocks tonight! btw will you please play that burton cummings tune later for my birthday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 9:49pm efd:

sorry cheri, no burton cummings but happy birthday nonetheless
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:49pm PB:

Yes, Evan, please play that noted indie rocker, Burton Cummings.
  Wed. 7/11/12 9:50pm MALACH:

ahhh this track is on a mix I downloaded from Jesse in the winter...i think
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 7/11/12 9:56pm Julie:

Monday night 3am is a GREAT time :)
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:05pm SteveL:

So, I'd love to get this book for a premium, but I'll probably have to get it before then. Not well acquainted with YLT, but frankly, it all sounds like too much for a rock history geek to pass up.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:07pm miss cheri:

hi there julie,,
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:10pm matt:

Just joined the show its funny ive just been getting into them heavily recently. What a wonderful band. What is the name of the book?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 10:12pm efd:

Hi Matt! The book is called 'Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock," by Jesse Jarnow.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:13pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Pretty much in hang back and listen mode tonight.
Great interview, Evan and Jesse!

@matt - see the left of the screen after the date for the name of the book :D
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:13pm DEED:

@Jesse read the book-fantastic.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:16pm matt:

oooo my bad lol. god i cant believe i never dug deeper into this band their so rad
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:17pm Thierry:

  Wed. 7/11/12 10:18pm Holly in NC:

Love this song.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:18pm Herb:

Please, tell all that YLT are very very funny people
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:21pm Joe D.:

I am a spicy food junkie, but I must shout out to the spiciest chicken I ever ate, which was at a Sloppyheads show. Good eats.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:21pm jj.:

holly & deed & anybody else who's read/enjoyed, thanks!
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:22pm jj.:

oh my god joe, that chicken was psychedelic.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:24pm Joe D.:

it really was unbelievably fantastically spicy and awesome.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:25pm ~L:

Just asked my town's library to buy this book!
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:27pm Holly in NC:

Jane & Michael Stern. See also GoodFood
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:36pm Danne D:

I have to guiltily admit that I wasn't cool enough to realize that guy hanging out in the Terre T marathon phone room was Ira K until probably like the 3rd or 4th year I saw him. I was not one of the cool kids in my younger days (still not)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 7/11/12 10:39pm Julie:

Yeah I was having dinner next to him one night and I had no idea :) I'm also very uncool.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:42pm Danne D:

Hell, I did the same with Ted Leo. I'm not very good at the Indie Hipster thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 7/11/12 10:47pm Julie:

what about the Hindi Ipster thing?
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:49pm Barkevious Shabazz:

Since we''re on the topic of rock books, I have to say that the Burton Cummings bio,"Becumming Burton Cummings, " is a riveting read. The chapter on moustache grooming alone had me on the edge of my seat.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:49pm PB:

Great cover of one of my favorite Beach Boys songs. Cover of Little Honda is pretty good too.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:49pm PB:

Although the vocal is not quite as sweet as Carl Wilson's.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:50pm Danne D:

@Julie I don't do spicy foods really so I can't do the Hindi Ipster thing either.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:51pm PB:

Bark - very funny.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:57pm PB:

Oops, I guess the Beach Boys version was also a cover, original recording was by the Ronettes.
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:58pm miss cheri:

hiya julie & danne, tomorrow is my birthday!!
  Wed. 7/11/12 10:58pm Holly in NC:

Re Hipster Indie - think I've mentioned before, but Dan
Melchior & I served each other food for years & didn't "meet" until 1 day he saw me reading WFMU Beware of the Blog while I was lunching @ his place
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:00pm miss cheri:

julie i hope i'll see you later on,,
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:06pm Thierry:

Ira's guitar on 'I Heard You Looking': otherworldly!
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:06pm miss cheri:

evan i got to split now,, and thanx for the birthday wishes..night evan,,julie,,holly & danne
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:12pm Danne D:

Have a happy birthday cheri.
I'm signing off here myself. Just in chill mode. Take care everyone :) Thanks for a great show EFD and Jesse!
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:14pm SteveL:

Fascinating stuff. Very interesting night.
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:16pm miss cheri:

evan you're sweet & kind!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 11:18pm efd:

Glad you're enjoying it - thanks Steve!
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:19pm Joe D.:

this is mind blowing
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:20pm SteveL:

Wow. Obviously I would have wanted to see them live.
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:32pm miss cheri:

who does'nt love evan's shows i'll be back next week older & wiser ,,thnx evan.
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:47pm Scott W:

this has been fantastic, you two can fill 2 & 1/2 hours of my time any time you like
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:52pm Dan:

2 Part!!
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:54pm Holly in NC:

Do y'all know how much I adore Barbara Manning? And this song? Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/11/12 11:57pm efd:

Thanks so much Scott, and all y'all! And thanks to Jesse as well, of course! This was tons of fun!
  Wed. 7/11/12 11:58pm Holly in NC:

Thank you Evan & Jesse
  Thu. 7/12/12 12:00am Joe D.:

Hey everybody, heads up, Jesse is in a great band called Sloppyheads, if they are ever in your town, or you live in NYC, go see them! And download their music. They really cook.
  Thu. 7/12/12 12:03am SteveL:

Awesome closer. Underlines the whole premise. I love great radio.
  Thu. 7/12/12 12:03am Joe D.:

also, the caller who got Gerard Cosloy suspended for giving out his phone number was none other than The Best Show's own Greggulator, brother of Chris Gethard
  Thu. 7/12/12 12:03am jj.:

thanks, evan! thanks, everybody! thanks, joe!
  Thu. 7/12/12 12:04am jj.:

wow, joe. had no idea. that's awesome.
Avatar Fri. 6/28/13 9:24am larry barber:

this is a great show - enjoyed to the max
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