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February 16, 2013 Options
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Options The Cherry Blossom Clinic with hostess Terre T

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Wednesdays 6 - 8pm (EDT) | On WFMU's Rock'N'Soul Radio
Note: The music bed between sets is the william orbit remix of pierre henry's "psyche rock" taken from the 1997 album metamorphose -- messe pour le temps present featuring the music of pierre henry and michel colombier (FFRR/polygram 4562942).

The last column may have tons or NO info depending on how reliable my notes are. (I write up the set list as I play it)
Artist Title Album, Label, Format, Year, Notes (NR = New Release) Approx. start time
THE MOVE  Cherry Blossom Cilnic Revisited   Options Shazam!. 0:00:00 Pop‑up)  
JOEL RL PHELPS  Cherry Blossom Hours   Options Joel RL Phelps' website, Facebook and Soundcloud. 0:07:07 Pop‑up)  
SOFT BOYS  He's A Reptile   Options 1976-1981. Rykodisc. CD box set. (1993) 0:09:33 Pop‑up)  
REIGNING SOUND  Reptile Style   Options Time Bomb High School. In the Red. CD. (2002) 0:13:30 Pop‑up)  
RADIO BIRDMAN  Snake   Options The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978). Sub Pop. CD. (2001) 0:16:51 Pop‑up)  
DEE RANGERS  El Cobrador   Options Blue Swedes. Screaming Apple. CD. (2007) 0:19:56 Pop‑up)  
THE STARLITE DESPERATION  Mona Lisa Snake   Options Go Kill Mice. Flapping Jet. CD. (2000) 0:21:56 Pop‑up)  
PINK FAIRIES  The Snake   Options Never Never Land. Polydor. CD. (2002) Reissue of 1971 LP plus bonus tracks 0:25:39 Pop‑up)  
THE BELLRAYS  Pay the Cobra   Options Have a Little Faith. Cheap Lullaby. CD. (2006) 0:29:35 Pop‑up)  
MOTÖRHEAD  Love You Like a Reptile   Options Ace of Spades. Bronze. LP. (1980) 0:31:56 Pop‑up)  
MELVINS  Snake Appeal   Options 26 Songs. Ipecac. CD. (2003) Late 80s/early 90s recordings 0:34:53 Pop‑up)  
OFF!  Crawl   Options The First Four EPs. Vice. CD. (2010) 0:36:42 Pop‑up)  
REPLACEMENTS  Rattlesnake   Options Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. Twin/Tone. LP. (1981) 0:37:52 Pop‑up)  
GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN  Highland Crawler   Options Gentleman Jesse and His Men. Douchemaster. CD. (2008) 0:39:36 Pop‑up)  
CYNICS  Crawl   Options Spinning Wheel Motel. Get Hip. CD. (2011) 0:42:28 Pop‑up)  
THE BELLRAYS  Snake City   Options Grand Fury. Uppercut. CD. (2000) 0:45:23 Pop‑up)  
YO LA TENGO  Serpentine   Options New Wave Hot Dogs. Coyote. LP. (1987) 0:48:23 Pop‑up)  
PAVEMENT  Serpentine Pad   Options Wowee Zowee (Sordid Sentinels Edition). Matador. CD box set. (2006) Deluxe reissue of 1995 LP 0:50:06 Pop‑up)  
TWISTED ROOTS  Snaked   Options Twisted Roots. Dionysus. CD. (2004) 1981 recordings from ex-members of the Screamers and the Germs 0:51:32 Pop‑up)  
BUSH TETRAS  Snakes Will Crawl   Options Boom In The Night - Original Studio Recordings 1980-1983. ROIR. LP. (2003) 0:53:39 Pop‑up)  
PUSSY GALORE  (Do) The Snake   Options Historia de la Musica Rock. Rough Trade. CD. (1990) 0:57:07 Pop‑up)  
DIVINE HORSEMEN  Snake Handler   Options Snake Handler. SST. LP. (1987) Dedicated to eyenoise! 0:59:43 Pop‑up)  
Music behind DJ:
Surfin' Worm   Options Acidbubblepunk. Psonik. CD. (1992) 1:04:05 Pop‑up)  
BLANK REALM  Acting Strange   Options Go Easy. Siltbreeze. LP. -NR 1:17:27 Pop‑up)  
CHROME CRANKS  Backdoor Maniac   Options Moon in the Mountain. Thick Syrup. CD. -NR 1:22:07 Pop‑up)  
TOY LOVE  Fifteen   Options Live at the Gluepot 1980. Goner. CD. -NR 1:23:58 Pop‑up)  
EX-CULT  MPD   Options Ex-Cult. Goner. CD. -NR 1:25:16 Pop‑up)  
THE VEJTABLES  Feel the Music   Options (v/a) Crystalize Your Mind: Nuggets from the Golden State. Big Beat. CD. (1994) 1:27:40 Pop‑up)  
THE ABOVE  Georgia Peach   Options Georgia Peach 7". Boppa Do Down. 7". -NR 1:30:21 Pop‑up)  
HAMILTON STREETCAR  Invisible People   Options (v/a) You Turned My Head Around: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1967-1970. Light in the Attic. Boxed set. 11 7" Box set! -NR 1:33:41 Pop‑up)  
HUNNY  Felix Tone   Options Leave Me Alone (or Suck It) 7". Laptop Smashing Party. 7". -NR 1:52:51 Pop‑up)  
TYVEK  City of a Dream   Options On Triple Beams. In the Red. CD. -NR 1:57:53 Pop‑up)  
DICKS  Dicks Hate The Police   Options Kill from the Heart. Alternative Tentacles. CD. Reissue of 1983 LP plus bonus tracks -NR 1:59:05 Pop‑up)  
UV RACE  I'm a Pig   Options Racism. In The Red. CD. -NR 2:00:43 Pop‑up)  
NILS  Scratches and Needles   Options (v/a) Something to Believe In. BYO. LP. (1984) 2:02:24 Pop‑up)  
WYLDLIFE  Saturday Night   Options The Time Has Come To Rock and Roll. LP. -NR 2:06:32 Pop‑up)  
BONNIE ST. CLAIRE  Clap Your Hands   Options (v/a) Dynamite: The Best of Glam Rock. Repertoire. CD box set. (1988) 2:09:47 Pop‑up)  
GIUDA  Coming Back to You   Options Racey Roller. Damaged Goods. LP. -NR 2:13:36 Pop‑up)  
GENERATION X  One Hundred Punks   Options Generation X. Chrysalis. LP. (1978) 2:16:47 Pop‑up)  
THEE OH SEES  Flood's New Lights   Options Putrifiers II. In the Red. CD. -NR 2:19:31 Pop‑up)  
THE CONNECTION  Baby Doll   Options New England's Newest Hit Makers. SP. LP. -NR 2:22:00 Pop‑up)  
SWEET TALK  Put You Right Back   Options Pickup Lines. 12XU. LP. -NR 2:24:32 Pop‑up)  
GAMES  Impossible   Options Games. HoZac. CD. -NR 2:28:13 Pop‑up)  
F.U.2.  Playing My Guitar   Options Punk Rock. 1-2-3-4 Go. LP. Reissue of 1977 LP. Downliner's Sect in punk rock disguise! -NR 2:30:13 Pop‑up)  
PROTEX  A Place in Your Heart   Options Strange Obsessions. Sing Sing. LP. Unreleased 1980 album! -NR 2:33:09 Pop‑up)  
D WATUSI  You Walk   Options Dark Party. Nashville's Dead. LP. R.I.P. Ben Todd -NR 2:48:01 Pop‑up)  
NEW YORK DOLLS  Chatterbox   Options Too Much Too Soon. Mercury. LP. (1974) R.I.P. Shadow Morton 2:50:42 Pop‑up)  
DAVE CLARK FIVE  Concentration Baby   Options Dave Clark Five. Epic. LP box set. (1971) R.I.P. Rick Huxley 2:52:59 Pop‑up)  
TROGGS  I Can't Control Myself   Options The Vintage Years. Sire. LP box set. (1976) R.I.P. Reg Presley 2:55:38 Pop‑up)  
SHANGRI-LAS  Past, Present and Future   Options Myrmidons of Melodrama: The Definitive Collection. RPM. CD. (2003) R.I.P. Shadow Morton 2:58:31 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm fred:

Good afternoon Terre, I'm having a rare idle Saturday evening home, glad to hear you live. Your show were my gateway into WFMU. Not sure whether I should praise or curse you for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm fred:

Ugh, all my typos belong to me now: "were" should have been "was", embarrassing...
  3:15pm cbk:

Hello Terre. Love the show. Try to listen every week. Thank you. Christo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm eyenoise:

Themed set!
Avatar 3:17pm BadGuyZero:

Hi Terre! Hello fellow patients!
Avatar 3:25pm Terre T:

hi @fred har--yeah i know what u mean -how about praise AND curse! @cbk -thanx! @EYENOISE- SNAKE YEAR peeps! @badguyzero hiya!
Avatar 3:26pm BadGuyZero:

It must be tough putting together a set when it's Year of the Ox. *HA!*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm eyenoise:

Replacements, Saccharine Trust and Motörhead should be coming up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm AP Paulie B:

@eyenoise Don't be such a spoiler!
  3:33pm fred von helsing:

Bellrays are dynamite live
Avatar 3:33pm Terre T:

@badguyzero- ur right about that! last year was YEAR OF THE DRAGON --the biggest year in Chinese Zodiac and i couldnt strum up 3 songs!
  3:33pm Eddie mcavory:

I'm waiting for the 28 minute version of Rattlesnake Shake by Fleetwood Mac
Avatar 3:33pm Terre T:

@EYENOISE heehee know it all!
Avatar 3:35pm Chobro:

sssssssssssweet ssssssssset!
  3:37pm timurf:

clear case of a reptile disfunction
  3:37pm Steve Harsh:

+1 to Soft Boys -> Reigning Sound -> Radio Birdman ... Terre you are the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Stevel:

Ho-lee monkey crap! This set is on FIRe!
Avatar 3:38pm Terre T:

@fred - BELLRAYS SO GOOD LIVE- i saw her kick a jerkdude in the audience who was touching with her high heel platform from the stage!
Avatar 3:40pm fred von helsing:

You can't touch dis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Stevel:

Ra rA Ra ra Ra!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm fred:

Bellrays are great live, but Dirtbombs > Bellrays. I hope they'll play nearby, it's been too long
Avatar 3:44pm Terre T:

If y'allz have any rockn SNAKE related tunes i might be missing feel free to chime in!
  3:45pm PJ:

PJ Harvey - Long Snake Moan
  3:46pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

No reptile dysfunction here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm G:

Thanks for omitting "Spiders and Snakes," which all the girls in high school liked, but I had just enough taste to find annoying even at that age...
Avatar 3:47pm Terre T:

@chobro @steveL @steve harsh thanx! @jumpy HARHAR- and jumpy is yr DJ nite 2nite?
  3:48pm Frank:

I enjoy this Snake/crawl theme goin on!!
  3:48pm keith:

deadly snakes coming up??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm fred:

@FVH: your number's been called, better live up to your avatar now
Avatar 3:48pm Terre T:

Avatar 3:48pm BadGuyZero:

Frank Zappa - "Baby Snakes"

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Stevel:

thinking the right tune by Snakefinger might fit in somewhere, but which one?
  3:50pm PJ:

Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm eyenoise:

Bush Tetras - Snakes Crawl
Divine Horsemen - Snake Handler
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm G:

Go ahead, I'll handle it :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm G:

How do you know for sure that wasn't a sneaky inside-out request from me? lol
  3:52pm keith:

snake song - townes van zandt
good call PJ on the bo diddley rattlesnake necktie!
  3:54pm Skirkie:

Holy crap Pavement.
  3:54pm Frank:

Dazzling Killmen - "Serpentarium"!
  3:57pm PJ:

The Church - Reptile
  3:57pm Skirkie:

Oh I get it. Snakes.
  3:59pm Pinto Bean:

"Snake". R. Kelly
"Rattler" Santo and Johnny
"Snake skin Cowboy". The Nuge
  4:01pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

@Terre, no next Saturday I spin '60s soul 45s w/ the Empress of Soul at Grand Victory. Do drop in.
  4:01pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

Isley Bros. "Do the Snake"
Avatar 4:01pm Terre T:

Years of the Snake

Snake Years are sixth in the cycle, following the Dragon Years, and recur every twelfth year.


The Snake is the intuitive, introspective, refined and collected of the Animal Signs. They are attractive people who take cries with ease and do not become flustered easily. They are graceful people, exciting and dark at the same time.

Contemplative and private, the Snake is not outwardly emotional. He can appear cunning and reticent and works very modestly in the business environment. The Snake will plot and scheme to make certain things turn out exactly as they want them to. They are not great communicators and can become quite possessive when they set their minds on achieving the interest of a partner.
  4:08pm Pinto Bean:

“Snaking” is when a surfer paddles around another surfer in order position himself to get the right of way for a wave. He is effectively making a big “S” around a fellow surfer. While not immediately hazardous to your health, this is incredibly annoying. You can’t cut the lineup. Patiently wait your turn. Wave hogs don’t get respect in the water. Also, being a local doesn’t give you permission to ruthlessly snake visitors who are being polite. If they’re not being polite, well…
  4:08pm Pinto Bean:

“Snaking” is when a surfer paddles around another surfer in order position himself to get the right of way for a wave. He is effectively making a big “S” around a fellow surfer. While not immediately hazardous to your health, this is incredibly annoying. You can’t cut the lineup. Patiently wait your turn. Wave hogs don’t get respect in the water. Also, being a local doesn’t give you permission to ruthlessly snake visitors who are being polite. If they’re not being polite, well…
  4:09pm oba:

"Snake Dance" _ Monster Magnet, Spine of God LP
Avatar 4:09pm BadGuyZero:

No cleaning? Hell...EVERY DAY is Chinese New Year for me!
  4:15pm seang:

fuck the integration, from the corporation
  4:22pm Lauren J:

Terre T! I miss you, show sounds great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm G:

Ever see a snake use a treadmill?

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm eyenoise:

Holy smokes this Blank Realm song!
  4:27pm Sd:

Rattlesnake shake by fleetwood mac. Bush tetras do a snake titled song. Ted nugent rattle my snake
  4:29pm Sd:

Oh... Were done with the snake songs
  4:32pm deniseTsquirrel:


Like my internet art? xoxo
  4:42pm seang:

snake piss soup is a luxury dish in China
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm G:

@seang: ur in trouble now!
  4:45pm Bucket 'O Squid:

We love you. Vodka is only the smaller part. Peace - Newfoundland
  4:48pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

How could they NOT be talking about Vikki Vaden? She's coming this way soon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm Stevel:

"Goner re-issue" came out as Gonorrhea-issue. That makes almost as good a band name as Mike Hunt's Disonorable Discharge.

(look it up, if you don't know the punk-trivia reference. I'm not nearly this disgusting, most days.)
  4:52pm Gerard:

former members of The Black Snakes are furious with Terre T.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm G:

snakes in grass, huh
Avatar 5:04pm On the Yazoo:

Hey all...

I'm late to the party.. I see I missed some good stuff.
Thank goodness for archives.
  5:10pm uptowntopranking:

You should have acted like you meant to do that! I was mentally fast forwarding trying to remember if Silent Scream is radio-safe
  5:11pm Jason Pine:

What is this shit?
  5:14pm PW:

Terre, the "g" in consiglieri is silent, sort of like the "t" in Parquet Courts. Just an "informational note" from a fan...
  5:21pm Jodi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm Ignore Function:

Can't think of any snake related puns so I'll just say the show is awesome so far.
  5:28pm thermoanaero:

it sounds way better with the "G". like a gyro sandwich is better as "gyro" in gyroscope than "hero." Here in america we pronounce our Gs, you commie socialist.
  5:30pm thermoanaero:

BTW, kidding about the commie socialist part (not about the part about it being better to pronounce the G in consigly-whatsit)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Hugh:

Thanks for the GenX back there and all the new stuff!
  5:38pm Pat_B:

Go go Wyldlife! And Games! killer show today, jus sayin'...!
Avatar 5:45pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Snake ear?!?
  5:47pm Steve Harsh:

The line from the GenEx song is: "knows one day, he'll be one," not Number One. Still a silly song though.
  5:51pm Steve Harsh:

Great set as always Terre, please never stop!
Avatar 5:54pm BadGuyZero:

D. Watusi were going to play in the other side of the metromess [Fort Worth] tonight. The show is now a benefit for Ben's family.

Avatar 6:02pm BadGuyZero:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. See you next time!
  6:06pm Steve Harsh:

RIP Shadow Morton - glad you recognized, respect ...
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