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Options April 22, 2020: Do not sit there and lick your chops at me.

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The Earnest Emissaries of Corporate America  We're Here for You   Options How to Deliver Clichés and Platitudes in Times of Crisis 
Hy Zaret/Lou Singer (composers)  Facts and Figures   Options Sing-Along For Mental Health 
Tiger Lillies  Cough   Options COVID-19 
Pharoah Sanders  You've Got to Have Freedom   Options Africa 
Art Museums   Imaginary Day   Options Dancing with a Hole in Your Heart 
Frank Sinatra   I Whistle a Happy Tune   Options Sinatra Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein 
Clarinet Thing (Beth Custer, Ralph Carney, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg & Peter Josheff)  Touchy   Options Agony Pipes and Misery Sticks 
Jamael Dean   People of the Moon   Options Oblivion 
 
Githead   My LCA (Little Box of Magic)   Options Profile 
The Happy Marketer  Germophobes Make Me Happy   Options How to Turn Fast Profits from the Fears of Germophobes 
Fanny Brice (as Baby Snooks)  Cleanliness   Options 78 rpm disc 
Teengenerate   Something You Got   Options Get Action! 
Split Enz   Bold as Brass   Options Dizrythmia 
Nguyên Lé  Whole Lotta Love   Options Songs of Freedom 
Błoto   Czarne ziemie   Options Erozje 
 
Circus Maximus  The Wind   Options Circus Maximus 
Beth Sorrentino   Care of Cell 44   Options 1968 (unreleased project) 
Chris Morris   Suicide Journalist   Options Blue Jam 
Andy Williams  I Whistle a Happy Tune   Options Andy Williams Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein 
Bruce Lash  Philosophy of the World   Options Sad Sack 
 
Pink Martini & the von Trapps  Hushabye Mountain   Options Dancing in Gold 
Erika Wennerstrom  Time   Options Sweet Unknown 
The Proud Girl  Home Taping Gives You Cancer   Options home recording by MR 
Brian Woodbury  Care About Cancer   Options Levity and Novelty 
Rickie Lee Jones   Circle in the Sand   Options Sermon on Exposition Boulevard 
Marvin Gaye  Mr. Sandman   Options The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962 
Valerie June  You Can't Be Told   Options Pushin' Against a Stone 
 
Drab City  Devil Doll   Options Good Songs for Bad People 
Jack Cassidy and Shirley Jones  Girl Land   Options Free to Be ... You and Me 
Klaatu  Little Neutrino   Options Klaatu 
Sameer Gupta   Love's Lying Story (Has Me Crying)   Options Namaskar Trio 
wpaulvandyk  Michael Jackson megamix   Options youtube.com/watch?v=burCL8rGI7c 
Mar-Tie, The Avant-Garde Grandpa  Mea Deserets   Options The Avant-Garde Grandpa 
Irwin & Michelle Boule  Stigmata 5   Options The Phonet Project 
unknown song-poem  Cancel My Order   Options some song-poem factory 
 
Joey Altruda  Mucci's Jag MK II   Options Cocktails with Joey 
Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly & Rob Garcia   Hundertwasser   Options Works 
Moving Panoramas  Always   Options One 


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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:00pm βrian:

This is giving me a whole new platitude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm listener 126464:

difficulter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Platitude: A little thing that makes a big difference.

Hi, Irwin, everyone!
Avatar 3:01pm βrian:

As arborists, we care about yew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Steve from Dunwoody:

The OC may be here for me, but I don't think I want what he's got.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

All these corporations (which are totally people) being there for me. Touching.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Glad the Scarfolk Council is on top of things!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Lizardner Dave 2:

I'm here for Yoo Hoo.
Avatar 3:02pm Roberto:

Wow, something "new" from the SCPS?
  3:02pm John in Bklyn:

Hello Irwin and Chusidians! I'm here for you, even in these uncertain times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Hamtini:

here for youuuu
  3:03pm John in Bklyn:

I'm staying 6' away from myself, just to be safe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Hamtini:

cant be too careful
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm KevinfromBayRidge:

AAH. Made the great stream leap! Hello all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

6' from my keyboard which is making things challenging
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Crudbringer:

I'm here for me.
  3:05pm John in Bklyn:

I'm practicing emotional distancing, too.
Avatar 3:06pm Listening Out There:

I like much of what Scarfolk does.
Avatar 3:06pm Irwin:

Greetings, all. Hope you enjoy (parts of) this latest home imprisonment edition of my Wednesday program.
  3:06pm Laura L:

Whether they're here for me is neither here nor there.
  3:06pm John in Bklyn:

LIBERATE IRWIN!!!
Avatar 3:07pm Listening Out There:

Host will eventually be allowed his liberty, dependent on good behaviour.
  3:07pm Artie17:

It's not "Chusidites"?
Avatar 3:07pm βrian:

... which reminds me: There are now 34 tally marks on my cell wall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm KevinfromBayRidge:

More sage advice from FMU's #1 Sage! Presumably stolen from dem Internets?
Avatar 3:08pm Jeezuseffinchrist:

YAAAASSSSSS Looove Pharoah Sanders <3
Avatar 3:09pm Irwin:

Kev: All content guaranteed 100% purloined.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm Hamtini:

home imprisonment sounds great so far
Avatar 3:12pm βrian:

Yes, enthralling isn't it?
Avatar 3:12pm Hoboken Jack:

Happy random Wednesday, Irwin! Hello Kevin, 126464, Phillippe, all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm listener 126464:

Cheers Jack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Threemoons:

Greetings Irwin, all....
  3:15pm WM:

Thanks for the Pharoah. I was lucky to hear hear him live many years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Jack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Andrew_in_WI:

Weird that the guy from Jewelled Antler would record something so poppy
Avatar 3:18pm dawneden:

Great to hear Frank sing this classic tune. Thanks, Irwin!
Avatar 3:18pm Fredericks:

Absolutely love that Pharoah song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Handy Haversack:

Is that R&H tune what they would sing to WWI soldiers before sending them over the top?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20pm Little Danny:

Hi Irwin, hi all
Avatar 3:20pm Irwin:

Hello, Dawn! Nice to see you on the chat board.
Avatar 3:21pm Irwin:

Handy: Whistle was composed six years after WWII. It's from The King and I.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Handy Haversack:

Ah, well, another theory goes down in flames.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm JtotheK:

hiya irwin, hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm dave wuz here:

rereading
Avatar 3:29pm Jennica:

Hi, I. Hi, everyone else. Just now logging in although I've been listening since 2:57, while I was on my walk. Enjoying the show, per usge.
Avatar 3:29pm Irwin:

Steve from Dunwoody: Just realized who you are. Long time listener! Glad you're still around assimilating the sounds.
  3:30pm David in London:

Greetings Irwinians.
  3:32pm BH:

In these uncertain times, we will play essential music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm Mark Hurst:

but Irwin... WE CARE DEEPLY (about your privacy)
  3:34pm BH:

They managed to record a somber Medicare Hotline ad with Joe Namath for these uncertain times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm karlward:

[sad piano music] WFMU is your source for the tsunami of cliches and platitudes you need during these trying times. We can do this... together. [muffled jazz noises that sound like, maybe, what is that, cats? cats singing jazz? what is this?]
  3:37pm Martinibomb:

Good afternoon Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Handy Haversack:

Hi, David, Mark Hurst!
Avatar 3:38pm Jennica:

Ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Mark Hurst:

@karlward "...and here is Irwin Chusid to express the deep care that all organizations feel right now"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Mark Hurst:

@Handy hello sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm Crudbringer:

MAN ME A SAND
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Handy Haversack:

Catch market!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm queems:

baby snooks!!!!!
  3:40pm BH:

There's a local grocery store chain around here that has run a commercial with "Holding Out For a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler playing.. it is as unsubtle as it sounds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I've worked in office buildings with those foot openers. I never touch the door handle - use a paper towel. That's why I'll live forever right?
  3:41pm Dean:

I wouldn't touch myself with a ten-foot pole, let alone stand within six feet of myself.

Reminds me of a sign on a beach near San Francisco. It depicts four generic person icons (like the pink one in the poster), each standing at the corner of a square. Two hypotenuses bisect the square, labeled 6 ft. each. But if that's so, then the sides of the square separating each person from two others are under 4.25 ft.! That's how a pandemic happens.
  3:41pm John in Bklyn:

If bats and pangolins practiced good hygiene, we wouldn't be in this fix.
  3:43pm BH:

Bats would like to defend themselves by insisting that humans need to find ways to just fly around to fight off illness
Avatar 3:43pm Jeezuseffinchrist:

see, now you can totally segue into a Germs song
Avatar 3:45pm Jennica:

@Dean - What about with 2, 5' Swedes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm dave wuz here:

bats got us into this mess, teengenerate will get us out
  3:45pm John in Bklyn:

The virus can tell when the distance between two people is less than 6' and then it just goes for it.
  3:46pm Dean:

That's how I like 'em, Jennica. Short and Scandinavian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm dave wuz here:

i'm only five foot one
  3:47pm Laura L:

I'm in luck! This just into my email: "I am Vice Chairman of Bank of China, I have Important Matter to Discuss with you concerning my late client. Died without a NEXT OF KIN. Send me your private email for full details information."
  3:47pm Dean:

You and Iggy, so he once claimed.
  3:48pm BH:

Is this a bad time to note that 6 feet isn't used as the standard in metric system countries because 72 inches is 1.83 meters. Those countries use 1.5 meters or 2 meters.
Avatar 3:48pm Irwin:

Laura: Can I get a piece o' that action?
  3:49pm Dean:

Where do folks in metric system countries wear their shoes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm Handy Haversack:

@BH and Dean, we have been favoring the JRu (Joey Ramone unit) as a universal social distance. A little safety margin built in.
Avatar 3:51pm laughingacademy:

Proposed universal social distance: the Boy Scouts BLOOD CIRCLE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm listener 126464:

led zeppelin they were a really good band
  3:52pm John in Bklyn:

Many people have made the fatal mistake of keeping a distance of 1 Muggsy Bogues. Only 5' 3".
Avatar 3:53pm βrian:

@Dean: They wear them indoors, they wear them outdoors. You name it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm maestroso:

Nguyên Lé. Wow.
  3:54pm Mr. Pumpy:

On their noses.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm neil quarantino:

Wow indeed!
  3:55pm Dean:

That way their shoes don't smell?
Avatar 3:55pm βrian:

Our desperation for fish sauce may drive us out into the world today. Nam pla, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Steve from Dunwoody:

Oh, Bloto isn't Blotto.
Avatar 3:56pm βrian:

@Dean: see nam pla.
  3:56pm Mr. Pumpy:

but their noses run
  3:57pm WM:

Led Zeppelin got off the hook for plagiarizing Stairway to Heaven, but less has been said of their plagiarism of You Need Love by Muddy Waters.
  3:57pm Dean:

Just a little bit left of the nam pla here, enough for two or three more stir-fry feasts.

Running nose? Well, you better catch it!
  3:59pm Dean:

This Błoto sounds a bit like Jim Black's Alas No Axis.
  4:01pm Dean:

Probably not pronounced BLO-doe. I'll guess more like BWA-doe.
Avatar 4:02pm Jennica:

I heard that BB&T was suggesting to people HOW they spend their stimulus $, but I haven't seen it/found it yet... I'll persevere.
  4:02pm BH:

probably won't have a PSA read for the NYC Pandemic victory parade for a few more weeks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I see some news headlines reporting that Marianne Faithfull has been released from the hospital after her bout with the virus. Three cheers, al least!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm brainiac:

I'm lurking today, but if I had anything to say, you may rest assured I would say it. I'm not THAT distant.

Hooray for Marianne!
  4:03pm WM:

Who Loves the Wind... or something like that?
  4:04pm David in London:

Hey Pumpmeister.
Avatar 4:04pm Irwin:

Metro YMCA of the Oranges is offering free emergency childcare for ALL Essential Workers. This includes first responders, medical staff, grocery workers, mass transit etc. Families can register online at this website: www.metroymcas.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, that is good news, Ken!
Avatar 4:04pm Irwin:

The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, known as NJPRF, was established to collect donations and distribute funds to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable citizens. For more info on how you can help, go to their website: njprf.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Yes! "The Wind". Thanks, Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm neil quarantino:

Ahh, I always liked this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm brainiac:

I heard those PSAs read in the voice of Satan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm diciassette:

we're hippies lol
  4:06pm David in London:

And hello to you brainiac.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm brainiac:

David, I salute you from a great distance.
  4:07pm Mandy:

this feels like movie credits music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm The Oscar:

Afternoon! I first heard this song as part of a five-disc mix my dad concocted for his high school reunion when I was a teenager. The description of the circles it was popular in lines up pretty well with what I know if my dad and his friends at the time.
Avatar 4:08pm Roberto:

Yay Marianne!
  4:08pm ian:

like if steely Dan was hep
  4:08pm WM:

How about an entire program of "turntable hits" from late 60s to early 70s? No, please don't....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm queems:

i'm honestly surprised i've never heard this
  4:09pm John in Bklyn:

Can't believe Jerry Jeff Walker was a part of this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm KevinfromBayRidge:

In 10th grade, I incorporated some of the lyrics of this song into a note that I sent to a girl that I had a crush on. It didn't work. Circus Maximus wasn't too big in 1970 Suffolk County.
Avatar 4:10pm Irwin:

Circus Maximus: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm dave wuz here:

this song is about wind and love
  4:14pm WM:

@KevinfromBayRidge: Do you mean Suffolk County Long Island NY?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm brainiac:

If I smoked pot I would probably enjoy t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶o̶n̶g̶ ̶ t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶e̶t̶ ̶ my life more.
  4:15pm David in London:

Chris Morris. The genius returns.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm dave wuz here:

chris morris for the win. brass eye
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Mr. Pumpy:

Irwin! I was driving and couldn't comment, but I gotta say, that Baby Snooks bit was perhaps the greatest, and creepiest, thing I've ever heard. Thanks!
  4:16pm WM:

@queens: You didn't miss much although I admit there is some nostalgia value...
  4:16pm Toothgrinder Tom:

John Who?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hey, Dave, Handy, queems, brain, Ken, Kevin..and the rest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Yup. Coram. "Exurbia at the time. Tough nut ,coming from Brooklyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm brainiac:

Yo Mr, P!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Doug in JC:

Dang, I know that piano sample and I can't place it
  4:19pm Paul Herb:

Beth Sorrentino's song is absolutely sublime!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Mr. Pumpy:

Chris Morris...brilliant! The Limey Joe Frank! Dave...is Limey considered and epithet? I apologize in advance.
  4:20pm David in London:

Pumpy, don’t worry about it. It’s cool with me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Little Danny:

@Pumpy: I flashed on Joe Frank as well
  4:21pm testingwithfire:

hi all, is it still Wednesday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Carmichael:

Which Wednesday?
  4:22pm David in London:

Irwin, Morris actually turned this story into a real prank event. He masqueraded in the UK press as a guy called Richard Geefe. It caused outrage at the time. It’s probably still all online and discoverable with a quick search.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm The Oscar:

Got to see Chris Morris a few years back hosting a preview screening of Four Lions. What an astounding talent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Kevin-san:

@Pumpy: offensive but archaic, I will come after you as soon as my musket is loaded
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm brainiac:

A man called Stit
  4:22pm weDnesdaY:

gooD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Mick:

This is the point in the show when my girlfriend shouts out "what are you listening to?!"
Avatar 4:24pm Woo:

Oh man, I missed Circus Maximus. Play it again.
  4:25pm me:

I like this story.
  4:25pm David in London:

Hey Kevin.
  4:26pm You:

me TOO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Kevin-san:

Hey DiL, raising a glass of Rose's best lime juice to you, got to keep the scurvy at bay
  4:28pm me:

Didn't we hear this song earlier?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Carmichael:

This is really Rodgers & Hammerstein??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Kevin...I am moving slow these days. The odds rest in your favor.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm brainiac:

@Carm: It was from The King And I
  4:32pm Mandy:

this is some galaxy brain music
  4:32pm judy from croton:

Haha why did I think this was a Shaggs song?
Avatar 4:32pm Irwin:

Judy: Because it is.
  4:33pm berbo:

The beauty of great song is that its still great no matter who interprets it.
Avatar 4:36pm Irwin:

Bed-Stuy Strong is a grassroots mutual aid network of over 2,500 volunteers and neighbors from across Bed-Stuy who are supporting the neighborhood community during the COVID-19 crisis, by purchasing and delivering groceries and basic supplies for neighbors in need. For more information on how you can help Bed Stuy Strong, or other grassroots mutual aid groups, visit bedstuystrong.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm brainiac:

Irwin, I liked the way you said, "Amanda."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm Kevin-san:

@MrPumpy... dang, out of gunpowder, it seems you are safe, until Cabela's re-opens at least
Avatar 4:38pm Irwin:

Brain: It's actually spelled "Amanda?"—the question mark is silent, but it provides an inflection.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm mariano:

Hey Irwin, all! Love this Pink Martini - has a Henry Mancini vibe to it, always a plus.
  4:39pm David in London:

Hey Mariano. Tip o’ the hat to you.
  4:40pm flashbazbo:

Love those Shermans. The Mary poppins s/t was the third best lp of 1964.
  4:40pm Scott:

Back in the day, circa 1980, a friend sent me a cassette of a random WFMU broadcast. The Shaggs were all over it, and it was my introduction to them. I’ve loved WFMU ever since.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm mariano:

Hi David, tip of the toupee to you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm Ike:

Even bothering to comment on this is like trying to hold back a tsumani of willful ignorance with my fingers, but fuck it, whatever. Irwin, if you aren't up for experts or expertise, then you're welcome to refuse all current and future vaccines of all types. Oh, and we'll miss ya.
Avatar 4:41pm Irwin:

Scott: We were into the Shaggs in 1978 because of R. Stevie Moore, whose uncle Harry Palmer had seen the Shaggs perform in Fremont NH in 1970 and acquired a box of their original LPs.
  4:42pm testingwithfire:

@Irwin great Erika Wennerstrom tune!
Avatar 4:42pm Irwin:

I'm an expert on triggering Ike.
  4:43pm Scott:

Holy crap. I think R. Stevie was in that cassette too.
  4:45pm Scott:

I remember the DJ saying, “OK, I’m giving like half of you the opportunity to turn off your radios now, because I’m gonna play the Shaggs again.”
Avatar 4:45pm tak:

love this
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm mariano:

Wow, Chris Morris even looks like Joe Frank.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Mr. Pumpy:

Kevin...as long as the scurvy doesn't get you first...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46pm Ike:

Yes, you are. Good job, you're definitely owning the libs today. What award will the National Review send you? A nice stuffed dead clubbed seal perhaps?
  4:46pm judy from croton:

What IS it about her voice? Comes right from her heart with no filters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm PMD:

I'm glad I never home taped
Avatar 4:47pm Lixiviated Life:

Ok here we go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Mr. Pumpy:

@Kevin...I also think their is a pill for that these days. Not the scurvy...when your musket won't fire!
  4:48pm David in London:

Mr Pumpy, the British are coming....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Mr. Pumpy:

Irwin...can Ike take a vaccine for that triggering effect?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48pm Handy Haversack:

Mr. P, I owe you a hello. Distractions abound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:49pm brainiac:

I enjoy the comedy stylings of Levity and Novelty
Avatar 4:49pm Irwin:

Pumpy: Ike is irony-deficient.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Ike:

True irony is when you say very stupid things you agree with and then claim it's ironic.
  4:51pm judy from croton:

Irwin, you are a treasure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm PMD:

OMG I just read the poster on the playlist page. My favorite part: "For more information please reread"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Did somebody play Heavy Metal while I was away from the radio?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Mr. Pumpy:

'allo Handy! Hellos have lost a lot of meaning these days...when we are all here most of the time. Much appreciated, just the same. I may as well tell you, I want to marry The Proud Girl. I just met her, but I think I could really build a life with her.
  4:51pm βrian:

A nice ride on a ferrous wheel can supplement one's irony.

@PMD: Yes!
  4:52pm Mandy:

this message sponsored by the He Man Woman Haters Club
Avatar 4:52pm tak:

oh yes there was a mr sandman block at nick's
Avatar 4:53pm Cp304:

Lol, kick over the vanity on way out .. now that’s a statement
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Mr. Pumpy:

Irwin...yikes. He may need some supplements. I'll leave that up to you.
  4:53pm berbo:

Listening to Irwin is like being in quarantine on your wedding day.
Avatar 4:54pm newberry:

Who did the cigar ad parody--was that Firesign Theater?
Avatar 4:54pm Irwin:

Newb: That was a REAL ad, not a parody.
Avatar 4:55pm Jennica:

Later... I have to attend a TEAMS meeting. [sad face]
Avatar 4:55pm newberry:

wut...including the "kick over the vanity"?!
Avatar 4:56pm Irwin:

Yup.
  4:56pm WM:

I remember hearing this cigar commercial earlier on WFMU. It was part of a compilation of politically incorrect commercials from the (not so) old days. Is this program available some where in the WFMU archives?
Avatar 4:56pm Cp304:

That’s when it was ok to be a man in the us
Avatar 4:57pm newberry:

Thanks Irwin...really enjoying the show today.
Avatar 5:02pm Irwin:

If you live in New York City and are in need of food, visit the City Harvest website at cityharvest.org.There's a map of free food distribution sites, including soup kitchens, food pantries, mobile markets, schools; restaurants offering free food; and City Harvest Emergency Food Distribution Sites. For more information or to donate, visit www.cityharvest.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Oh, Free To Be You & Me. It seems so trite now, but at the time really spoke to me.
  5:08pm dAmN:

daMn I want free fooD so much, like very very hungry, but especially for American food like pie? or waffles? and Coffee for Sure, mmmMmm Hungry hungrY, HeeLpp,, agjha
  5:08pm The Butterman:

This isn’t Jack Cadssady of Jefferson Airplane. That’s a totally different person.
Avatar 5:09pm Woo:

Jack Cassidy on He & She is something else.
Avatar 5:09pm Roberto:

They was married before, Jack and Shirley, prior to his incineration, if I recall correckly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm brainiac:

Marlo Thomas should have been awarded a Nobel Price for putting "Free to Be ... You and Me" together.
Avatar 5:09pm Roberto:

And yes, not to be confused with GOAT bassist Jack Casady.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm brainiac:

*Prize
  5:10pm daMn:

Oh Yes and Soup tOOooooOoooo, AhHhggg, smasH this Card!, I'm sliding off before Craving American food so much, I'm withdrawing... but Cheers DJ! and Listener! whOohoOo
Avatar 5:10pm Woo:

Hey it's The Beatles!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Irwin, more Conservatives should be like you!
Avatar 5:12pm Irwin:

Kev: Not a c, I'm a small-l.
Avatar 5:15pm Irwin:

Klaatu did the original "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," on the same debut album.
Avatar 5:16pm Woo:

It was a music writer in Rhode Island who started the Klaatu is The Beatles thing.
Avatar 5:17pm Irwin:

Woo: It was indeed a thing, tho difficult to comprehend in retrospect. They don't sound anything like the F4.
  5:18pm ?:

Seriously, in hindsight, listening to Klaatu....did we really think it was the Beatles little side-project ?? Although good, hearing it now you realize no-way... !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm brainiac:

It was just wishful thinking.
Avatar 5:19pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

Hey everyone! completely off-any-topic here, by using search I noticed you Irwin, are the dj who has played most Wigwam at wfmu. It might interest you then, that they are still around, in a way. They did their 50th anniversary shows in 2018 with Jim Pembroke as Wigwam(I saw one concert) and without him they have been performing as Wigwam Experience and lately as Wigwam Revisited with Jukka Gustavson, the original keyboard player handling all the vocals even though they are playing the Nuclear Nightclub-era material where he was not part of the line-up at the time (though he's english, Pembroke's lived in USA on and off since 1995 or so - so it is quite a distance to come to work, heh).
  5:19pm David in London:

Not to mention The Beatles also being The Residents. Busy boys they were.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:20pm Kevin-san:

I learn so much on WMFU playlists! Thx for the sounds Irwin, time to go start dinner
Avatar 5:23pm Irwin:

Photo Cha Cha: A few years ago, I played some Wigwam and referred to "their late guitarist Jim Pembroke." Someone on the comments board corrected me. Not sure where I got the impression that Pembroke had gone to the bottom of the food chain.
Avatar 5:26pm Cp304:

I never knew those were the lyrics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm brainiac:

wpaulvandyk needs a slot on the Sheena stream
  5:27pm David in London:

Can we have the Dracula guy singing ‘Nothing Compares to You’ again please?
  5:27pm Dave:

Love that incorrect music! Do you have "God is the Man" by Benji Calef?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

brainiac: it would fit in on World's Worst Records
Avatar 5:27pm Woo:

Know your song well before you start singing.
  5:28pm egould310:

This guy really brings something very nuanced yet beautiful to these MJ songs.
Avatar 5:28pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:23 Irwin: most of the people who have played in this mighty fine band are still alive - only the awesome rhythm section of drummer Ronnie Österberg (died 1980) and bass player and composer Pekka Pohjola (died 2008) have passed away. Jim Pembroke has handling lead vocals and keyboards and has written most lyrics and a lot of the music. Alive and well as far as I know, and did a solo album in 2014 (after a 33 year break in solo activities).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm brainiac:

@Hopey Sockmonkey: Yes, but I think he should host his own show ;)
Avatar 5:29pm mb:

Irwin
  5:29pm flashbazbo:

egould: It's the english accent. It adds a certain something.
Avatar 5:30pm Irwin:

Photo: Love the drumming on Nuclear Nightclub. Österberg played parts that served the song, always in the pocket.
  5:31pm βrian:

I didn't hear wpaulvandyk, but my habib'ti did, and she was in hysterics.
Avatar 5:32pm Cp304:

Mar tie sure can jam
  5:32pm Dean:

Big fan of Jukka Tolonen, setting aside his issues with DV.
Avatar 5:32pm Woo:

A cover of the Conet Project? Well....
Avatar 5:34pm Cp304:

Irwin love ya man, gotta step away for a bit
Avatar 5:34pm Irwin:

Woo: Michelle Boulé and I did a parody of the Conet Project. That was an excerpt.
Avatar 5:34pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:30 Irwin: it is nice to see them live whatever the formation, but perhaps they never were the same after Österberg passed away, as some members refer to him as the core of the band. And yes, always in the pocket, his drumming summarized in four neat words.
Avatar 5:34pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:32 Dean: have you seen the documentary about him?
  5:35pm Santos L Halper:

Thanks for this set Irwin, cracking me up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm hypothete:

Email me the gift receipt for loooooove
  5:36pm Dean:

No, Photocopy Cha Cha! Post-prison?
Avatar 5:36pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:36 Dean: yes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Andrew_in_WI:

I hear Michele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Switchblade Batman:

Shut up weirdo is leaking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Rob (Jerzcity):

We can hear you, Michele!
Seems like Irwin can't!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Phillippe Bastille:

Yes, we can hear you Michele
  5:37pm BH:

Hi Michele!
Avatar 5:37pm Woo:

Michele is bleeding into the sound, if that's the right word for it.
  5:37pm MONEYBAG$:

Shut Up Weirdo is starting early
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Lizardner Dave 2:

Yes Michele, we hear you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I heard her, but thought it was someone outside for a moment!
  5:37pm flashbazbo:

That was/is the great rodd Keith on the song poem. I don’t need to tell you this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm radioronan:

hot mic alert
  5:38pm MONEYBAG$:

Mics in mono!
  5:38pm Dean:

Thanks, @5:36 PCC. Will explore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm Phillippe Bastille:

Glad other people heard her. I was wondering how the hell she got into my daydream.
Avatar 5:40pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:36 Dean: Tolonen also was a guest on the Helsinki gigs of Wigwam's 50th anniversaryseries of concerts (sadly did not see those), he played during the Jukka Gustavson-penned classic Fairyport. Unfortunately, I do not know if there are subtitles available to that doc,entitled Tolonen.
Avatar 5:41pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

I mean I did see one gig but not in Helsinki
Avatar 5:41pm Irwin:

That's what we in the radio biz call TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. Life in the lockdown era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Doug in JC:

We call that “getting stepped on”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm Lizardner Dave 2:

WFMU: That's not technical difficulties, that's our programming.
Avatar 5:43pm Irwin:

Lizardner FTW.
  5:44pm Dean:

I had a bunch of Tolonen,Wigwam, and Tasavallan Presidentti records "back in the day." Purged them in the '80s, regrettably, but I still have a couple Tolonen disks, including his Coltrane tribute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Carmichael:

Back to back Skype meetings .... Irwin, I hope you didn't play anything good.
  5:45pm Jeemer:

Is FMU archiving what the DJs send in, or what goes out on the air?
Avatar 5:48pm Irwin:

What goes out over the air is always archived. Including the TD's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Irwin!
Avatar 5:56pm βrian:

Is it true that all skeleton crew are wearing full-body latex suits?
Avatar 5:56pm RobinSays:

My, this Moving Panoramas song is lovely...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Carmichael:

Thanks, bud.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm listener 126464:

Thank you Irwin.
  5:57pm David in London:

Great show as usual Irwin.
Avatar 5:57pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

@5:44 Dean: Wigwam are one of the few bands i am crazy enough to pay more than I can afford when any of the old stuff comes up in older editions. Even the 80s re-releases are getting more expensive (I paid 55 euros for such an edition of Tombstone Valentine recently, as some gentle soul had stolen one from me some 22 years previous). Tasavallan Presidentti I really know better only from Magneettimiehen kuolema by the late Pekka Streng (they accompany him on that Finnish Folk classic).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Over already!? Another great show, thanks!
  5:58pm Jeemer:

@Irwin, like when you blasted Breitbart news over Joe Frank?
Avatar 5:58pm Photocopy Cha Cha:

I missed 2/3 of this but thanks all the same Irwin!
Avatar 5:58pm mb:

Thanks Irwin! Shout outs to Ruth booth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm adamp:

Great show! That Michael Jackson Megamix will stick with me for a long time...
  5:59pm Bruce Francis Simpson:

Somebody was singing Billy Jean.....BADLY...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm radioronan:

thanks for fine broadcast, irwin!
  6:01pm Weston:

Hi gang
  6:03pm Weston:

Does anyone know how Rooster is
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