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Options August 8, 2018: Arrive with an emotional void, leave with blankets of ephemeral gratification.

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Soulita   Options Caramba  Blue Note  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Tony Allen & Jeff Mills  The Seed   Options Tomorrow Comes the Harvest  Decca Records France  0:08:06 (Pop-up)
Matt Wilson (Christian McBride: reader)  Anywhere and Everywhere People   Options Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg  Palmetto  0:11:44 (Pop-up)
Lemon Twigs  Small Victories   Options Go to School  4AD  0:15:41 (Pop-up)
The Wrights  You're the Kind of Trouble   Options The Wrights  ACR  0:22:28 (Pop-up)
The Shins (a.k.a. The Postal Service)  We Will Become Silhouettes   Options Such Great Heights  Sub Pop  0:24:58 (Pop-up)
DJ Khalab  Yaka Muziek   Options Black Noise 2084  On the Corner  0:27:55 (Pop-up)
Stereolab  Cosmic Country Noir   Options Margerine Eclipse  Duophonic  0:31:26 (Pop-up)
Haley Bonar  Heaven's Made for Two   Options Last War  Graveface Records & Curiosities  0:36:14 (Pop-up)
Radio Stars  Get on a Plane   Options Holiday Album  Ace  0:44:54 (Pop-up)
Hank Williams III  Pills I Took   Options Straight to Hell  Bruc Records  0:47:54 (Pop-up)
Ariel Pink  Negativ Ed   Options Pom Pom  4AD  0:50:12 (Pop-up)
Fred Pallem & Le Sacre du Tympan  Astringent Mouse Trap   Options L'Odyssée  Train Fantome  0:53:27 (Pop-up)
MGMT  When You're Small   Options Little Dark Age  Columbia  1:03:17 (Pop-up)
Still Corners  The Trip   Options Strange Pleasures  Sub Pop  1:06:45 (Pop-up)
Carla Bley  Healing Power   Options Sextet  WATT Works   1:12:53 (Pop-up)
Mark Kavuma  Carolina Moon   Options Kavuma  Ubuntu Music  1:19:00 (Pop-up)
Oscar Pettiford  Scorpio   Options Oscar Pettiford Vol 2  Bethlehem  1:24:40 (Pop-up)
Bettye LaVette  Things Have Changed   Options Things Have Changed  Verve  1:33:09 (Pop-up)
Deerhunter  Helicopter   Options Halcyon Digest  4AD  1:39:40 (Pop-up)
Plainsong  For the Second Time   Options In Search of Amelia Earhart  Elektra  1:44:35 (Pop-up)
Misner & Smith  Expecting to Fly   Options Headwaters  Misner & Smith  1:48:22 (Pop-up)
Herbie Hancock Trio  Dolphin Dance   Options Herbie Hancock Trio with Ron Carter & Tony Williams  Columbia/Legacy  1:50:57 (Pop-up)
Claire Small  Rewind   Options Ledger  Claire Small  2:04:00 (Pop-up)
Dusted  No Prison   Options Blackout Summer  Polyvinyl Records  2:07:24 (Pop-up)
Babe Ruth (vocal: Janita Haan)  Gimme Some Leg   Options Amar Caballero  Parlophone UK  2:12:03 (Pop-up)
The Hub  Canada   Options Trucker  Innova  2:17:53 (Pop-up)
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams  We've Come too Far to Turn Around   Options Vanished Gardens  Capitol/Blue Note  2:22:35 (Pop-up)
For Against  Shadow   Options Shelf Life  Independent Project   2:32:37 (Pop-up)
Ty Segall  Manipulator   Options Manipulator  Drag City  2:36:12 (Pop-up)
Middle Kids  Maryland   Options Lost Friends  Domino Recording Co.  2:39:14 (Pop-up)
Martial Solal  Cortancyl   Options Exposition Sans Tableau  Nocturne  2:43:10 (Pop-up)
Prefuse 73 (ft. Trish Keenan)  The Only Trial of 9000 Suns   Options The Only She Chapters  Warp  2:49:16 (Pop-up)
William Bolcom  Graceful Ghost   Options Teresa Sterne: A Portrait  Nonesuch  2:52:43 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 2:26pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Hi Irwin! Guess I'm early!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm Irwin:

Party hasn't started yet, Neil. Can you help me arrange these chairs? Also the guest toilet's clogged, if you've got a plunger, maybe you can fix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

let's get something to eat
  3:03pm DumDumGuy at the Gates of Dawn:

I brought some wine. Where do you keep the glasses?
Avatar 3:04pm βrian:

Glasses? Glasses? C'mon, you're among friends!
  3:04pm cultofgeorgie:

hi! checking to see if the radio heart shows up:)
Avatar 3:07pm Undead83:

Hi there everyone, let the show begin ^^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm Michael 98145:

( i think the heat and rain has got to Irwin :)
  3:08pm Rover James:

Cheers to new meds! Me too!
Avatar 3:08pm AnAnonymousParty:

Irwin, I think I might be on the same meds as you. Does yours have a picture of a wild turkey on the bottle?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm melinda:

Hi Irwin and people! Hope the meds work out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm LunchboxTA:

heya everyone. the cd is dead, long live the cd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm ɨkɛ:

@cultofg, you have to log in. And I don't think you can do it via the app, only on the actual site. (?)
Avatar 3:14pm βrian:

Music, on little cat feet.
Avatar 3:15pm Lixiviated Life:

Once again, it's ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Passaic River Blues:

Hey, this guy is one of the DJs on WGBO.
Avatar 3:15pm Listening Out There:

I like Matt Wilson's Sandburg recording. Wasn't sure if you would go for it, Mr. Drummer Host Sir...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Passaic River Blues:

  3:16pm benbgallaher:

I enjoy this show very much.
Avatar 3:16pm AnAnonymousParty:

When does the boring part start? I need to drive home around 4 (EDT).
Avatar 3:18pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

This Lemon Twigs is kinda like Brian Eno doing bluegrass or country.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Irwin:

Is that THE Benb????????!!!!???
Avatar 3:19pm AnAnonymousParty:

Are you asking me how I feel about being seen every where I go, or you being able to view all parts of me, or the possibility I might be seen now matter where you'd look (yikes)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm LunchboxTA:

the notorious B.EN.B
  3:21pm benbgallaher:

Yes, Irwin! Hi there!
This is a fascinating song -- ebullient like R. Stevie Moore's mid-70s work, but with outstanding production and the immediacy tempered with nuance.
Avatar 3:22pm Lixiviated Life:

Swearing off chocolate?
Avatar 3:22pm βrian:

Irwin: some adverbs might help.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Michael 98145:

hydrate, Irwin
Avatar 3:22pm βrian:

"Utterly!" There ya go!
  3:23pm benbgallaher:

I wasn't trying to reviewing, but rather beholding it like "wow!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm Irwin:

Literally! Basically! Essentially! Virtually! Really really really!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Irwin:

I get lots of spam from your old email account, Benb. It keeps you on my mind.
Avatar 3:24pm Lixiviated Life:

Noticed Ken didn't do his show today.
I'm assuming he's taking vacation.
Or did something happen?
  3:25pm benbgallaher:

Oh, s-word, Irwin. I'm sorry to hear that. About the song, I should've just written wow.
Avatar 3:27pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Ok, with this Shins song there is almost a funky folk vibe to this show so far. Maybe even tinged with country to my very biased ears. I REALLY like the Shins, they are great!
  3:27pm benbgallaher:

was this done by The Postal Service way back when?
Avatar 3:29pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Irwin, did you play a lot of Velvet Crush Teenage Symphonies to God back in 94 or so? I was living in my Grandmother's house in River Edge, NJ back then for a bit....there used to be a call-in improv theatre show also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Irwin:

Ken is off doing reckless things on mountains and in caves.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Irwin:

Never aired Velvet Crush once in 43 years on the radio. IIRC.
Avatar 3:33pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Maybe it was Dave the Spazz...or another DJ then. Or even Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm Irwin:

It was Pseu. Trust me.
Avatar 3:37pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

I could see that, sorta jangly stuff she plays yeah, OK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm ɨkɛ:

Jangly? Could've also been Margaret, maybe.
Avatar 3:40pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Ike-I do not remember a DJ Margaret. I remember Wildgirl though....
  3:41pm brainiac:

This Haley Bonar number has a good beat and I can dance to it; I give it a 98
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm LunchboxTA:

Hi Irwin,


Much Love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm Carmichael:

Of course I missed Stereolab again. Naturally.
Avatar 3:51pm Jersey Cowboy:

mmmm pills...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Irwin:

Margaret Harris is a likely candidate. Great DJ with great taste. She went off and did something dumb like get married and have a family, which interfered with her DJ duties. I don't understand some peoples' priorities.
Avatar 3:56pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

This Fred Pallem et al is like a funky Pink Floyd.
  3:57pm Austin Powers:

Yeah, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Carmichael:

I thought this was Beefheart on 1st listen. Sounds like Sugarcane Harris.
  4:00pm flashbazbo:

Is this the wrong day to make my suggestion that you need more acoustic on?
  4:02pm berbo:

It's funnier in the original Sanskit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Carmichael:

You mean like Jew's Harp, or maybe Castrato singing?
  4:08pm JakeGould:

Kvetchers. Kvetchers. Kvetchers all over.
Avatar 4:11pm Monica:

what's the frequency, irwin? enjoying today's program.
  4:11pm Mike tp:

such beautiful finds ..thanks ol pal...big ears to catch tasty sounds.
Avatar 4:15pm AnAnonymousParty:

Hammond B3 through Leslie, guitar through Marshall amp. Keep up the good work.
  4:17pm brainiac:

Wow. Carla Bley channeled Jeff Beck! Or did Beck channel her? Thanks for playing her, Irwin
Avatar 4:17pm AnAnonymousParty:

Sounds like Hiram Bullock on guitar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Carmichael:

I think that's Hiram Bullock on guitar.
Avatar 4:18pm AnAnonymousParty:

Shades of David Sanborn's live cover of Love and Happiness, eh?
  4:18pm brainiac:

Thanks for schoolin' me. I remember Hiram from the Letterman show.
Avatar 4:19pm Lixiviated Life:

healing power indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Carmichael:

He also played with Sanborn on Night Music.
  4:22pm JakeGould:

Is that Hiram Bullock on guitar?
Avatar 4:22pm AnAnonymousParty:

Saw Sanborm and Bullock at the Fox Theater 'round '86. Hiram had a wireless set up, walked off the stage around the audience playing a solo for 10 mins or so. Good stuff.
Avatar 4:23pm AnAnonymousParty:

Fox Theater in St. Louis, as there's more than one.
  4:30pm Laura L:

Thanks, Irwin, that Oscar Pettiford number was terrific.
Avatar 4:30pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

A 2.1 kiloton exploding meteor detonated almost directly over Thule Air Force Base in Greenland in late July!
Avatar 4:31pm AnAnonymousParty:

And the folks at Thule mistook it for a flight of F-35s passing over.
  4:33pm brainiac:

One of the great benefits of eschewing chocolate is you can use less toilet paper.
Avatar 4:33pm Lixiviated Life:

Love the Trader Joes Dark Chocolate Lovers chocolate (85%)
Avatar 4:33pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

The F35 is a giant joke of an airplane.
  4:34pm Barbie:

Do you eat milk chocolate?
Avatar 4:34pm Lixiviated Life:

I got nothing to prove so I'm not willing to live without it.
  4:34pm scott:

...leaves more dark chocolate for me. Thanks.
Avatar 4:34pm Lixiviated Life:

Milk chocolate is the devil
Avatar 4:35pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

Yes. I like it better than dark chocolate.
  4:36pm scott:

Please don't hate on the chocolate cows. utterly
Avatar 4:36pm βrian:

Milk chocolate makes no sense. It's like dehydrated water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm LunchboxTA:

white chocolate is where it's at man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Irwin:

White chocolate is a tool of the supremacist patriarchy!
Avatar 4:38pm AnAnonymousParty:

@Wild Neil: Why do you say that ? Is it because the Navy doesn't like a jet with only one engine for carrier based operations, the Air Force doesn't want a jet that can't carry any bombs, or the Marines don't want a VSTOL airframe that breaks its gear every time it sets down? Or is it because its stealth capability is betrayed by being able to hear it 40 miles away?
Avatar 4:38pm βrian:

In fact, it's redundant to say dark chocolate. It's just chocolate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Uncle Michael:

This is the best Dylan cover I've heard in a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm LunchboxTA:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Irwin:

Yeah, Bettye nails it. Pure soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Carmichael:

It's a tool of the bourgeoisie to keep the workers down, man.
  4:40pm scott:

Nestlé was the first to develop white chocolate commercially in 1936 in Switzerland. The story is that it was a way to use up excess milk powder that had been produced for World War I and was no longer in demand.
  4:40pm DL in LA:

Sounds like Irwin's into Tantric dark chocolate!
Avatar 4:41pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

@AnAnonymousParty: when I heard it was a joint effort of like 15 or more different countries, I knew it was doomed. There are no statues to committees!
Avatar 4:42pm AnAnonymousParty:

I never got white chocolate. It's like a pizza with no toppings, at all.
  4:42pm queems:

hey all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Carmichael:

Queems, I missed Micah yesterday. Damn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm LunchboxTA:

its just milk, cocoa butter and sugar. a sweet treat, but not much more than that.
Avatar 4:44pm βrian:

It's like plasma to a vampire. Versus blood, I mean.
Avatar 4:45pm AnAnonymousParty:

The F-35 is the Volkswagen Thing of f/a aircraft.
  4:45pm queems:

@carmichael same!! i’m with my parents this week and i was raving to them about “the cult show” and then it wasn’t on
Avatar 4:47pm βrian:

I always wanted a Schwimmwagen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm chris:

Thatcher Keats did a great fill-in for Micah, yesterday... www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm chris:

also very much enjoying the selections, today, Irwin. cheers. #deathtowhitechocolate #darkchocolateforever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm Carmichael:

Thanks, chris. I don't know what happened, guessed I just zoned out.
  4:54pm queems:

@chris it was definitely good, it was just different
Avatar 4:55pm AnAnonymousParty:

I want my money back. I was sold a boring show, and this show in no way met my expectations.
  4:57pm DL in LA:

Irwin often recontextualizes jazz, making it sound fresh again. Thanks Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Carmichael:

This was NOT the best breakfast I've ever had. So if you could just give me my money back, uhhh, "BRAD", I'd appreciate it.
Avatar 5:00pm Lixiviated Life:

Maybe I'll go for another undergrad degree....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm chris:

@queems, for sure it wasn't the same. hope you shared some archived goodness with your folks. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:05pm Irwin:

AAP: I know, I know. Even I've managed to stay awake longer than expected. Do you accept Paypal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13pm Irwin:

Yes, this is a very creepy song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Michael 98145:

  5:17pm ?:

this song is awesome
Avatar 5:17pm Jersey Cowboy:

nothing you can do about it
  5:20pm nickrhombi:

irwin, what is the secret to mind over matter? do you find that you employ the same techniques for quitting all bad habits or must you invent new methods depending on the particular vulnerability? thank you and regards to all.
  5:20pm jess:

I am always pleasantly surprised when I hear this show. thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22pm Irwin:

Nick: Hate to lean on a cliche, but I Just Do It. No mental prep, no encouragement. Discipline ethic. Has to be followed even when I don't feel like it. JDI.
  5:28pm nickrhombi:

i find 'not thinking about it' to be the best impulse control. - has worked for me when fasting and quitting smoking and coffee for instance. maybe it is a technique of distraction. but has not always worked in all instances.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm chris:

love Lucinda! go see her perform, if you can. JDI.
  5:29pm jess:

she was at my wedding! just sayin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm chris:

jelly, jess. <3
  5:30pm jess:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm chris:

(jealous) :)
  5:32pm jess:

  5:35pm brainiac:

What's this business about quitting coffee? I'll hear no more of this foolishness.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm common:

Irwin, all. good day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Irwin:

common, are you coming or gone?
Avatar 5:40pm Fredericks:

Ty Segall sure has taken T-Rex places Marc Bolan couldn't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm LunchboxTA:

the chanting in this track is giving me Magma vibes
  5:46pm Dean:

"Just Do It" is how I've managed all these years to avoid buying Nike shoes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm chris:

is 'prefuse' when one says, "no," even before the question is finished?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Irwin:

Then what is "profuse"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Michael 98145:

so. thank you again, Irwin.
  5:54pm Dean:

Hmmm, don't know this performance of "Graceful Ghost."
Avatar 5:55pm Listening Out There:

"Profuse" is a highly-experienced electrician.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm spodiodi:

Thanks, Irwin!
  5:55pm wild neil peace all:

from a cool cafe in Elmwood village in Buffalo....I HATE WHITE CHOCOLATE.
Avatar 5:55pm Monica:

i like this teresa stern track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Irwin:

Mo, there are hundreds of covers of this Bolcom tune, almost all great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Irwin:

And when I say "hundreds," I mean a few dozen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm melinda:

I like it too.
Avatar 5:57pm Monica:

just looked it up, i have a couple:)
  5:57pm Dean:

For sure. Just occurred to me that Teresa Stern is a familiar name. She was deeply involved at Nonesuch in some capacity...not merely as here as a musical artist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm chris:

thanks, Irwin.
  5:58pm Dean:

I like Bolcom's settings of Blake, too. But they are v-e-r-y different from his rags.
  5:59pm wild neil peace all:

Ok I am a wfmu missionary. i saw a dude in a strange music label t shirt and told him about wfmu. he said tec9 , a really fast rapper, started it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm LunchboxTA:

great show irwin. see you all next week
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