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Options June 17, 2020: The future in the air

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
  It's the Ira the K show!     0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Frank Turner & the Silver Stars  Let Freedom Ring   Options Tommie Smith’s fist is still raised  0:01:38 (Pop‑up)
Jackie McLean  Omega   Options from his Let Freedom Ring lp  0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
J.J. Jackson  Boogaloo Baby   Options Trevor Noah talks about Rayshard Brooks  0:12:54 (Pop‑up)
David Greenberger & Tyson Rogers  The Lovely Thing About Being Human   Options   0:14:55 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Glenn Jones 

Freedom Raga   Options


0:16:38 (Pop‑up)
Dino, Desi & Billy  Sunny Afternoon   Options   0:20:51 (Pop‑up)
Forbidden Wizards  Satisfaction   Options   0:24:02 (Pop‑up)
Willy Baby  Hot Buns   Options   0:25:29 (Pop‑up)
Sheila E.  The Belle of St. Mark   Options   0:30:26 (Pop‑up)
Lambchop  The Hustle   Options   0:35:31 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Taurus Board 

Mirakil   Options


0:53:24 (Pop‑up)
Jason Joshua & the Penrose Scholars  Language of Love   Options   0:57:21 (Pop‑up)
Keith Tippett Octet  Dance of the Day of Observance   Options Keith Tippett rip  1:00:20 (Pop‑up)
Pointer Sisters  He's So Shy   Options Bonnie Pointer rip  1:05:06 (Pop‑up)
Little Ernest Tucker  Too Small to Dance   Options Here's hoping that Little Ernest is still with us.  1:08:33 (Pop‑up)
James Hand  Floor to Crawl   Options James Hand rip  1:10:49 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Beach Boys 

All Summer Long   Options


1:13:30 (Pop‑up)
Don Howland  Treetops   Options   1:18:24 (Pop‑up)
The Dells with Al Smith's Orchestra  Zing Zing Zing   Options   1:21:32 (Pop‑up)
Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah Sanders  Haarlem   Options   1:24:19 (Pop‑up)
Nil by Nose  Journey   Options   1:27:59 (Pop‑up)
The Kavaliers  Get Your Feet Off of Me   Options   1:34:01 (Pop‑up)
84 Rooms  Ask Any Girl   Options   1:36:32 (Pop‑up)
Johnny and the Kaprikorns  Weetabix Head   Options   1:38:07 (Pop‑up)
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets  Here Comes That Feeling   Options   1:40:03 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
The Continentals 

Continentals Jam   Options


1:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Tom Verlaine  Kaleidoscopin'   Options   1:49:14 (Pop‑up)
Spliff Jacksun  By Night   Options   1:52:21 (Pop‑up)
Chouk Bwa & The Ångstromers  Rårå   Options   1:54:19 (Pop‑up)
The Paragons  Happy Go Lucky Girl   Options   1:58:59 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Powderfinger   Options   2:02:08 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Goff  Sunrise (Northern Omen)   Options   2:05:20 (Pop‑up)
Samuel Goff  Snakebite   Options   2:09:36 (Pop‑up)
Rod Stewart  You Wear It Well   Options   2:12:51 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Richard "Groove" Holmes 

1-2-3   Options


2:17:03 (Pop‑up)
The Lemon Drops  I Live in the Springstime   Options   2:21:12 (Pop‑up)
NRBQ  Nature's Gonna Pay You Back   Options live at Monty Hall  2:23:53 (Pop‑up)
Gary Olson  Afternoon Into Evening   Options   2:29:18 (Pop‑up)
The Barracudas  Apple Pie   Options   2:32:31 (Pop‑up)
The Larke Sisters  Gumbo Mambo   Options   2:35:28 (Pop‑up)
Oneida  Sheets of Easter   Options   2:38:11 (Pop‑up)
Gerald Levert  Mr. Too Damn Good   Options   2:52:22 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Ayers  See You Later   Options rip producer Rupert Hine  2:56:52 (Pop‑up)
Chuck McCann  outro   Options   2:57:25 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am ultradamno:

Ira! Iradicals!
  12:02am capa tosta:

evenin y'all
  12:04am Joeybug69:

Was Wilson Pickett playing the euphonium on that track?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am mariano:

Hey Ira, Scott, Ira...nians?
Avatar 12:08am Mike W:

Good evening friends.

Ira, Dusty and I are hunkered down under enemy fire (...works in the East Village), so don’t hesitate to make it LOUD.

update: helicopters now too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08am Scott Williams:

@mariano, I had the same thought! How about.... Iraniacs?? Please don't hurt me, Ira
  Swag For Life Member 12:09am Ira:

Comments page reading like the beginning of WTF.
Avatar 12:09am Mike W:

how about the

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10am Chop Scott:

Super glad to be listening tonight--Cheers Ira!!
  Swag For Life Member 12:10am Ira:

Mike W.: Very Eric Von Zipper!
Avatar 12:11am Mike W:

the I-Ratpack
  12:14am flashbazbo:

GOtta LIKE that Jackie Mclean!
  12:16am Nate K:

Sounds great, Ira.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, our weekly dose of Irations has arrived! Thanks for the good kind of boogaloo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18am mariano:

I love Iraniacs!
Avatar 12:18am Joe B:

greetings Ira and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18am ultradamno:

  12:21am johnzo:

thank YoU
Avatar 12:23am Michael Shelley:

somebody get the Sunny Afternoon drummer a cup of coffee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23am ultradamno:

Aside from that ruling they're also not going to hear Trump's challenge to sanctuary city laws.
  12:25am She Chimp:

I try
  12:25am Tookie Wuthry Guffy:

“you had to borrow an i o u to use on me but only temporarily “

“naturally the collateral would collapse me”

“well how come you can’t make your own i o us ?”

“ mine don’t work because they never come true so after the value is gone so to is the use. you can’t i o u when your i o us are see through. they know you won’t pay so an i o u is defunct “

“take it back before you lose another knuckle “
Avatar 12:26am ToTetsu:

man. I was reading about Albuquerque yesterday. There is a big google sheet of police violence videos. In there there was one of a posse of Albuquerque cops roll up to an old guy lazing in a bus stop and then waste him with an AR. The police department there has been so bad for so many years.. Hiring people that other departments wouldn't take. Killing scores of mentally ill people each year, with no statergy to deal with these people, and then politically freezing out their own district attorney in retaliation for prosecuting some cops where there was clear video of them killing an other homeless guy
  12:31am BH:

One of the people arrested in Albuquerque had been a candidate for office (finishing 5th of 6 for a city council spot). So, that arrest might hinder future failed bids.
Avatar 12:33am Joe B:

wow great pick with Sheila E! topical and great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33am Granny Spicy Tuna (e/em):

Greetings, Ira and WFMU pals! YAY Sheila E!
  12:34am ?:

I’m sorry I don’t speak Yodel lengua
Avatar 12:35am Paper Moog:

Erdu I
  Swag For Life Member 12:37am Ira:

I'm sure they're out there, but what musical family is as wide-ranging as the Escovedos?
Avatar 12:37am Paper Moog:

Can you play I Ooh Ooh by Imperial Teen live from hobo con?
Avatar 12:41am Joe B:

I can't think of one
Avatar 12:41am Mike W:

the Partridges?
Avatar 12:43am Michael Shelley:

what musical family is as wide-ranging as the Escovedos? hmmmmmm????
  12:44am Artemesia Shamsky:

Lambchop is so good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45am Scott Williams:

and that segue from Sheila E to Lambchop, magic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46am mariano:

Ooh I know, the Ramones.
  Swag For Life Member 12:47am Ira:

Mariano, I hate to break this to you, but they're not really brothers.
Avatar 12:49am Joe B:

then how about the Walker Brothers?
Avatar 12:49am Mike W:

there’s like three good segues just within this Lambchop song
Avatar 12:49am Mike W:

Were the Banana Splits considered a family
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50am mariano:

Lies, Ira! Lies! What makes you lie?!
Avatar 12:52am Paper Moog:

Molly Tuttle, Sullivan Tuttle (Blue Summit), Jack Tuttle
  12:52am Joeybug69:

Can’t spell “Ira” without “radio.” Let the airwaves flow!
  12:53am Chris H:

Lambchop was so good last fall in Brooklyn. Oh what I would give for another show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53am Jim the Poet:

Hey Ira and everyone.
Avatar 12:54am Joe B:

@Mike - good point. they are now - game over!
  12:55am Artemesia Shamsky:

I only know Lambchop because they opened for YLT on Leap Day in 2000.
  12:56am flashbazbo:

Wilson. Now which one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57am Scott Williams:

Turning the skeleton key over to Carol now, goodnight Ira and Iraniacs!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57am Jim the Poet:

Bye Scott, looking forward to your show! Hello, Ruth!
Avatar 12:57am Paper Moog:

Oh, are you?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58am Jim the Poet:

Oops, I mean Carol
Avatar 12:59am Paper Moog:

This reminds me of listening to Casey Kasem AT 40 in 1978
  1:07am nanspired:

This Pointer Sisters song is really hitting the spot right now.
Avatar 1:09am JuneBeesMatthews:

YES Pointer Sisters! Alright it's official new favorite segment on WFMU <3
  1:10am Tookie Wuthry Guffy:

getting down on music i would usually scoff at
  Swag For Life Member 1:11am Ira:

That's what we're here for, Tookie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:11am mariano:

Night Scott, heya Carol!
Avatar 1:12am Joe B:

during the baseball strike in 1981, Doug Flynn toured with the Oak Ridge Boys, playing rhythm guitar and singing backups
Avatar 1:17am Joe B:

Tom Snow is the co writer - he also plays the great synth hook on he's so shy
  1:18am BH:

Weezer is a band where there's a gap between how good I think their singles are and how good I think the rest of their albums are. Which might be controversial since some people aren't gonna give Weezer credit for the singles?
  1:18am Chris H:

I heard Jay Horowitz on the radio the other day tell a story about how Frank Cashen wanted to fire him after they all wore cowboy hats at the Lone Star Cafe to celebrate Doug Flynn’s signing.
Avatar 1:19am Joe B:

@BH - good one
Avatar 1:20am Mike W:

oh i’ve been wanting to hear this Don Howland, thanks Ira!

(update, transient random-noise bursts continue into wednesday in the Least Village, dog is I-Rate)
  Swag For Life Member 1:20am Ira:

Chris H, at first I thought you wrote that Frank Cashen wanted to fire Jay Horowitz for celebrating Doug Flynn's SINGING.
Avatar 1:22am Paper Moog:

Bonnie Pointer went to same high school as Curt Flood and Ricky Henderson. As did my mother in law Maggie Davis who is listening tonite on the down low under the covers at an undisclosed East Bay mad skills so to speak joint.
  Swag For Life Member 1:23am Ira:

Was Rickey already referring to himself in the third person?
Avatar 1:25am Paper Moog:

No, that was his sister
Avatar 1:26am Paper Moog:

Oakland Tech, though in those days it was called Oakland Low Tech
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28am mariano:

Interesting about Doug Flynn. Are there any other musician pro athletes? I mean good enough to play with a professional band like Flynn did.
Avatar 1:34am Joe B:

bronson arroyo has sat in with dropkick murphys and pearl jam but i think those were one offs (or two-offs)
  1:34am BH:

also I was kinda surprised to find that the Pointer Sisters group is now a Ruth+Ruth's daughter+Ruth's granddaughter... so they could actually keep the group going forever as long as they have enough family members willing to join up
Avatar 1:35am Joe B:

june and bonnie are dead. anita retired. ruth, still going strong, is the oldest
Avatar 1:37am Joe B:

I'm ok with the family members - was always a family group anyway.
  1:37am Tim in NC:

Quite a few NBA players-turned-rappers, never heard any of Shaq's stuff but he's probably the most famous example. Damian Lillard puts out music from time to time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:40am CarolCrow:

Hello Jim the Poet, mariano, Ira & everyone! Glad to be here:)
  1:41am BH:

"Champions" by the former Ron Artest could be plausibly good. There's also an Artest tribute song to Michael Jackson with was weird even then.

Also on checking Wikipedia, they're formatted the list of former Oak Ridge Boys members across 4 columns and there's a "This section does not cite any sources" notice. The Oak Ridge Boys will do their best to make a run at having a 100 year anniversary
Avatar 1:41am Joe B:

hey Carol! thanks for skeletoning
  Swag For Life Member 1:41am Ira:

Glad you're there, Carol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43am CarolCrow:

Hey Joe B! Always nice to "see" you! :)
Avatar 1:43am Paper Moog:

Golden glove man and country harmonizer Doug Flynn shares or shared a birthday with blues fiddler Clarence Gatemouth Brown, punk pundit Kathy Acker and Dartmouth grad Robert Christgau (Village Voice)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43am CarolCrow:

It's all sounding great here in JC:)
Avatar 1:45am Mike W:

what’d you call me
  Swag For Life Member 1:45am tortilladc:

just tuned in from LA to hear Ira's voice on the stream!
Avatar 1:45am Joe B:

  1:45am Buena Vista Projects:

I heard that!
  1:45am Dungaroos Kipawah:

Haha, we all heard it!
Avatar 1:46am Joe B:

You've done it now - Toddophonic has Billy Bremner on speed dial
Avatar 1:51am Paper Moog:

On the back of an early Don Cherry record it says that Sanders’ nickname was “Little Rock” whereas tonite show is Little Rock, little Jazz, little punk, funk and pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:52am jj.:

if buffalo springfield had called it "what's that sound," the uniques never would've recorded their wonderfully synaesthetic "watch this sound" www.youtube.com...
Avatar 1:54am Joe B:

ahmet ertegun did make them add the parenthetical (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) to the 45 label once the record was taking off for the second pressing
Avatar 1:55am Joe B:

buffalo springfield that is, not the uniques!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55am Mr. Pumpy:

Hello Ira and all friends and listeners. I've not had much in me to post, but I'm thankful for WoofMu and all the rest in my life. Peace!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56am jj.:

that advice might've helped the uniques, too.
  Swag For Life Member 1:56am Ira:

We're thankful that you're listening, Mr. P. Like Mr. Ed, no need to talk unless you have something to say.
Avatar 2:00am Hubig Pie:

Nothing to say cept this is groovy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02am mariano:

Thanks for the sports/music answers. Hey Mr. P.
Avatar 2:04am Paper Moog:

“What’s What Sound, Maan?”
  2:06am Tim in NC:

is this the version on the Hitchhiker record from a few years back? Homegrown is available 2 days early on the NYArchives as of tonight for anyone with a subscription, btw!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14am Mr. Pumpy:

What's this Mr. Ed on about?
Avatar 2:15am Hubig Pie:

Now I'm 14
  2:19am pp:

after all these years finally realized Rodfish the Codfish was trying to call from Minnesota
Avatar 2:20am Joe B:

@Tim - yes
  2:22am Chris H:

Better late than never!
Avatar 2:27am Hubig Pie:

There will be hell to pay. G'night all yooz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29am mariano:

'Night Hubig
  2:34am goyim in the am:

Ooh, this isn’t the version with the greatest out of tunevocal of all time. :-(
Avatar 2:37am Hubig Pie:

G'night Mariano, here's to dreams of shell barges floating down the Industrial Canal
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38am mariano:

Lol Hubig!
Avatar 2:39am Mike W:

bathroom break everyone!
  2:39am tom:

the larke sisters have a sassy sound
Avatar 2:40am Mike W:

I saw them do this on the Frying Pan one night and it altered the city
  Swag For Life Member 2:40am Ira:

Mike W, to paraphrase the Jerry Lewis telethon slogan: You miss a light, you miss a lot.
Avatar 2:46am Mike W:

not that this isn’t a perfect 2:40am song but also
did you run out of records

(p.s. i love this side, i was just remarking on the side-ness of it)
  Swag For Life Member 2:48am Ira:

First time I heard them play this, I never wanted it to end. Every time I've heard this, I've never wanted it to end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54am mariano:

Thanks Ira, thanks Carol, nighty-night everyone!
  Swag For Life Member 2:56am Ira:

Thanks for listening & thanks for your comments. See you next week, I hope (except for the part about "seeing" you).
  Swag For Life Member 2:56am 12539:

Thanks, Ira! and Carol!
Avatar 2:57am Joe B:

thanks Ira and Carol. maybe we'll hear Gerald's dad on the next show!
Avatar 2:58am Mike W:

Thank you Ira!
  2:59am Tim in NC:

thanks for a great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Ira. You got it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm efd:

I am going to repeat that 2am Nick Lowe hot take on my show next week. PREPARE FOR THE BACKLASH.
  4:51pm Jimpeet:

Portable speaker in the other room...could have sworn you said Eno, Desi and Billy. Has Eno ever worked with them?
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