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Options December 11, 2018

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Artist Track Approx. start time
doug gillard  thing with a hook (pseu's theme)   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
christina rosenvinge  as the wind blows   Options  
erica buettner  wolf among wolves   Options 0:07:58 (Pop‑up)
keel her  take this   Options 0:11:52 (Pop‑up)
tobin sprout  supersonic chairman   Options 0:14:25 (Pop‑up)
burns unit  trouble   Options 0:18:32 (Pop‑up)
creamer  daydreamer   Options 0:21:48 (Pop‑up)
ivy  i don't know why i love you   Options 0:25:27 (Pop‑up)
house of love  christine   Options 0:28:13 (Pop‑up)
desperate journalist  cedars   Options 0:38:55 (Pop‑up)
eternal summers  never enough   Options 0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
the trembling bells  wah wah   Options 0:47:44 (Pop‑up)
holydrug couple  ikebana telephone line   Options 0:53:52 (Pop‑up)
the music tapes  the television tells us   Options 0:58:10 (Pop‑up)
pete shelley  you know better than i know   Options 1:02:54 (Pop‑up)
badfinger  no matter what   Options 1:10:50 (Pop‑up)
liquor giants  half a million   Options 1:10:57 (Pop‑up)
swervedriver  the lonely crowd fades in the air   Options 1:14:03 (Pop‑up)
ariel pink  bubblegum dreams   Options 1:31:48 (Pop‑up)
beagle ranch  just a moment away   Options 1:35:01 (Pop‑up)
bird streets  direction   Options 1:38:48 (Pop‑up)
jett brando  toboggan   Options 1:42:47 (Pop‑up)
harry nilsson  how can i be sure of you, the moonbeam song   Options 1:53:08 (Pop‑up)
billy joel  skandanavian skies   Options 1:53:43 (Pop‑up)
dukes of stratosphear  what in the world?   Options 1:59:01 (Pop‑up)
os mutantes  o contrario de nada e nada   Options 2:04:30 (Pop‑up)
pretenders  talk of the town   Options 2:07:06 (Pop‑up)
ian sweet  borrowed body   Options 2:09:34 (Pop‑up)
sunflower bean  human for   Options 2:12:50 (Pop‑up)
selena gomez & the scene   love you like a love song   Options 2:15:15 (Pop‑up)
miniature tigers  cannibal queen   Options 2:18:11 (Pop‑up)
the pillbugs  emily loves   Options 2:32:15 (Pop‑up)
sex clark five  rainbow sunshine   Options 2:34:10 (Pop‑up)
doleful lions  chill out ranxerox   Options 2:36:12 (Pop‑up)
the nines  melanie   Options 2:39:19 (Pop‑up)
john cale  paris 1919   Options 2:41:59 (Pop‑up)
the red button with peter noone   ooh girl   Options 2:46:07 (Pop‑up)
permanent green light  the truth this time   Options 2:48:57 (Pop‑up)
the essex green  catatonic   Options 2:52:51 (Pop‑up)
penguin cafe orchestra  telephone and a rubber band   Options 2:56:53 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Carmichael:

Heya Pseu and revelers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Panda Penguin:

I've been off the hook for far too long. Looking forward to diving head-first into the Pseu-age this chill Tuesday evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Krys O.:

Good afternoon, Pseu and Hookers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Phillippe Bastille:

Happy hooker day
Avatar 12:08pm ben abs:

Evening Pseu & those playing hooky
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm EG_Astro:

hello hello
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Itzall Ablurr:

Hi Pseu. Yap-yip-a-yuap.
Avatar 12:19pm Roberto:

Hook is much needed today, thanks Pseu!
Avatar 12:20pm Roberto:

A theme song for DJ Trouble!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Hughie Considine:

Coming from Guy Chadwick of the House of Love, "I never even liked your hair" was the ultimate put-down. Great band, great look.
  12:29pm johnk77:

so far, so very good
+only 9:27AMPST:>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Itzall Ablurr:

"Christine"; so poignant a few weeks ago, now does anyone even remember?...well, anyone in the world beyond WFMU. (soap-box abandoned, carry on)
  12:33pm cluebucket:

feels like there are so many indie pop songs about people named "Christine". I like that one
  12:34pm Johnzon:

40! that's barefoot weather!!
Avatar 12:34pm βrian:

A mild 30°F here on the isthmus.
Avatar 12:35pm Lixiviated Life:

Let me suggest that one should never give in to "getting older".
Avatar 12:35pm Lixiviated Life:

... or at least deny the allegation.
  12:36pm johnk77:

sixtytwo in indio
Avatar 12:36pm BerkeleyGuy:

I fled to California to escape the cold. I have not shoveled snow in over 25 years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm mb:

Hello hook seekers. Hey there Pseu.
  12:38pm Hilary:

not dead. <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Stevel:

Older is better.
  12:39pm johnk77:

also for the not dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Phillippe Bastille:

Right side of the turf
Avatar 12:40pm Roberto:

Coincidentally, desperate journalists were just named Time's Person of the Year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Phillippe Bastille:

@Roberto niiiice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Panda Penguin:

Pseu, Jo from Desperate Journalist has messaged me from soundcheck to say thanks for giving Cedars its first FMU play. Can't wait for the album. x
  12:44pm johnk77:

this playlist rated Not Secure
by/campground wifi+googlechrome
  12:44pm Mike tp:

in my cold garage turned on the tube radio N bango desperate journalists rmerge...great song Pseu...
Avatar 12:45pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Mike TP-I'll bet that tube radio has a nice, warm rich tone. Am I right? What radio do you have?
  12:47pm Mike tp:

oh an old bogen from early 60 s..so glad it's there ..... thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Hughie Considine:

loving these left-field cover teuns
Avatar 12:49pm Roberto:

I give this version of Wah Wah two Wah Wahs!
Avatar 12:50pm Roberto:

That's good, btw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm zopa:

It's not true. I need more wah wah!!!
Avatar 12:50pm Dominick:

where's the kaboom?
Avatar 12:53pm Roberto:

  12:54pm Mike tp:

@ wild Neil it's a bogen rb115. I had to go back to the garage N get the number....
Avatar 12:54pm Dominick:

dig the coda
  12:56pm Ochre Ogre:

WOW, awesome cover of Wah Wah!!
Avatar 1:00pm Pseu Braun:

Wow. Panda Penguin so dig Desperate Journs. Holla! Great vocal.
  1:03pm ?:

This song is incredible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Hughie Considine:

Pete Shelley never ran out of hooks.
  1:06pm johnk77:

show rocks
Avatar 1:07pm Daniel of Daniel:

Avatar 1:07pm Roberto:

Pete Shelley, former homosapien :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Aaron Working In Newark:

Loving the show today!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Aaron Working In Newark:

But i love it every week. :)
Avatar 1:12pm Wild Neil||Peace All:

@Mike TP-I love old receivers, they are so cool! I have a Tivoli stereo one and CD one. I missed getting the $80 subwoofer ten years ago, now they are all $350! Got my stereo set from Target for $99, one knob was missing, got a free one by calling Tivoli!
Avatar 1:16pm Rob Gee:

Loving the show.... I have some new favorite bands now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Bill in W.O.:

I guess at this point I'm doomed to always have "No Matter What" make me stupidly happy. Years ago underknown popsters Fools Face did the best cover version I've ever heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm heyitschris:

Just tuned in, and excited to hear this new Swervedriver.
Avatar 1:17pm Pseu Braun:

Thanks, Rob, Aaron WIN, johnk 77, Roberto, Phillipe, heyitschris etc...
  1:18pm Mike tp:

@ wild Neil happy listening to wherever you roam or listen on.thanks for your interest.im actually a pretty lofi guy.thus radio was left behind by my Aunt N uncle.but it's on a lot still going strong...... Pseu show N Irwin show really know how to pick em....
  1:32pm Teddy:

Listening to the show from geometry class, loving the music. Thanks guys!
  1:34pm Teddy:

When will you guys spin some classic Daniel Johnston
Avatar 1:37pm Pseu Braun:

Teddy, one of Daniel's classics was recorded right here at WFMU on the telephone. We have been avid supporters of DJ since the start.
  1:39pm J:

What happened to Ariel? Awful now
  1:44pm Teddy:

Wow, no way! You guys are doing great stuff over there, thanks again
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm zopa:

Ahhh. Nilsson?
  Swag For Life Member 1:49pm drew:

@zopa, just what I was thinking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm zopa:

Pseu. You are too good to me. Thank You!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:51pm SSS:

This could be no one else but Nillson.
Avatar 1:53pm BerkeleyGuy:

sure sounds like Nilsson
Avatar 1:55pm Pseu Braun:

Avatar 1:56pm Roberto:

This is that other Billy Joel, right?
Avatar 1:57pm Daniel of Daniel:

This is super nice. Surprise surprise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm SSS:

You cannot deny Billy Joel's talent, but for some reason, could never really dig him. On a side note, my father in law (Morrie Shrog) was in the original music video of Piano Man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm SSS:

He was the (skinny) laughing fat cat....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm zopa:

Six clicky stars and counting! Oh, the bounty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Phillippe Bastille:

@zopa Tied!
  2:07pm Teddy:

Os mutantes, yesssss
  2:09pm fletchernyc:

Sorry I’m late! Hey Pseu! Hey Hooklanders!
  2:09pm johnk77:

this pretenders sounded great
and now
Avatar 2:10pm Roberto:

Wow, I just noticed the hand claps on Talk of the Town for the first time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:11pm zopa:

@Roberto: me too!
Avatar 2:12pm ben abs:

ian sweet have some charley bliss vibes about them, hefty approval
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Bill in W.O.:

Heard "Talk of the Town" and raced out to buy EXTENDED PLAY. On cassette or something. Youthful indiscretion, etc.
  2:14pm Peter in tappan:

Great show!!!
Avatar 2:16pm Roberto:

I still remember a radio ad for some alt-rock show circa 1981 featuring the Pretenders and Talking Heads. The promo included "Talk of the Town" and "Life During Wartime." I think that was the first place I heard either song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Travisano66:

I love this love song, baby. Nice choice. Never thought I'd hear it on WFMU.
  2:17pm queems:

this song is fireeee
  2:17pm jesse in illinois:

yeah this is some power siren rock
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18pm Hughie Considine:

That's one of the cool things about this show, @Travis. Pseu loves hooks and she does not discriminate.
  2:20pm jesse in illinois:

that song will never have as good set mates! it peaks but thing with a hook is still going up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Jeezy:

The Toboggan through Cannibal Queen run can probably stand as one of the strongest TWAH segments in TWAH history EVER...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Jeezy:

It takes a genius like Pseu to play Billy Joel where others would shy away from his intermittent pop brilliance. The Nylon Curtain is his Plastic Ono Band meets the White Album, btw.
  2:26pm fletchernyc:

That Times Square soundtrack changed my life!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm rsj:

the salt of new jersey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Hughie Considine:

ah, well, it's either sadness or euphoria ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Hughie Considine:

@rsj Billy Joel's from Long Island. There's a difference.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Tome:

Billy Joel for "adults" then and "adults" now behaving like mean spirited 12 year olds ... but I liked him before 52nd st ,,, sort of ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Carmichael:

Bleh ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm zopa:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Hughie Considine:

"Smell of Asphalt" -- a great Cramps bootleg?
Avatar 2:31pm Roberto:

My father, who very seldom listened to anything approaching rock or pop, loved "The Stranger."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:31pm rsj:

i mispoke, sorry to lump them all together
  2:32pm andrewb:

I liked when BJ drunk drove his car into a woman's kitchen and the cops drove him home. Yay Long Island
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Tome:

long island lovers who wish they never left ie.. brooklyn ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Kat in Chicago:

So I wasn't the only one reminded of Paris 1919 by that Nines song!
  2:43pm cluebucket:

oh dip! love that paris piano
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Hughie Considine:

aw jeez, there you go, leaving the best for (almost) last.
Avatar 2:44pm Lixiviated Life:

Among my favorite Cale.
(as opposed to my favorite kale)
Avatar 2:45pm BerkeleyGuy:

Thanks for playing John Cale
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm Kat in Chicago:

More string sections!
Avatar 2:56pm Soleil:

Greetings from Yerevan, Armenia! Happy to be connected!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Phillippe Bastille:

Great show today. Thank you Pseu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Krys O.:

Thanks, Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm jmr3:

had this Essex Green on low in my office and thought they were singing "Todd-o-phonic Todd!"
Avatar 2:58pm Pseu Braun:

more strings for Kat! Thanks all youse
Avatar 2:58pm BerkeleyGuy:

Excellent ! PCO ! I wish more people knew about them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Kat in Chicago:

This is a fun one :) Thanks Pseu!
Avatar 4:56pm Daniel of Daniel:

The Pillbugs, wow. Haven't thought about them in years. Used to love an album called Montana by Scott Hunt, who was part of that Ohio scene.
Avatar 10:53pm Daniel of Daniel:

Scott Hunt (with a Pillbug or two helping out): scotthunt.bandcamp.com...
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