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Options August 20, 2020

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Artist Track Approx. start time
doug gillard  thing with a hook (pseu's theme)   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
cherry parke  captain bullseye   Options 0:04:34 (Pop‑up)
joel gion  conjecture   Options 0:06:40 (Pop‑up)
surfer blood  hardboiled   Options 0:10:54 (Pop‑up)
magnificent bastards  mockingbird girl   Options 0:14:10 (Pop‑up)
cherry glazerr  wasted nun   Options 0:17:28 (Pop‑up)
hot shorts  who brings a guitar to a party   Options 0:20:57 (Pop‑up)
the nude party  shine your light   Options 0:24:10 (Pop‑up)
graham coxon  vale   Options 0:28:26 (Pop‑up)
 
the green pajamas  sweet sixteen   Options 0:39:04 (Pop‑up)
the autumn leaves  magic red raincoat   Options 0:43:55 (Pop‑up)
some sunny day  the world's opening up   Options 0:46:51 (Pop‑up)
the botticellis   who are you now   Options 0:48:58 (Pop‑up)
widowspeak  even true love   Options 0:53:39 (Pop‑up)
imperial teen  walkaway   Options 0:58:49 (Pop‑up)
the psychedelic furs  tiny hands   Options 1:01:38 (Pop‑up)
manfred mann's earth band  you angel you   Options 1:05:27 (Pop‑up)
 
butch walker  6ft middle-age american man   Options 1:20:53 (Pop‑up)
wire  cheeking tongues   Options 1:23:18 (Pop‑up)
la luz  cicada   Options 1:25:30 (Pop‑up)
stargazer lily  young professionals   Options 1:28:53 (Pop‑up)
bob mould  forecast of rain   Options 1:31:21 (Pop‑up)
the vapors  in babylon   Options 1:33:51 (Pop‑up)
ken sharp  karen love me   Options 1:37:09 (Pop‑up)
redd kross  the party underground   Options 1:39:59 (Pop‑up)
pure bliss  thine eyes   Options 1:43:07 (Pop‑up)
 
surf city  spec city   Options 2:00:43 (Pop‑up)
bmx bandits, anton newcombe  razorblades and honey   Options 2:04:09 (Pop‑up)
astropop 3  so happy   Options 2:08:15 (Pop‑up)
tender trap  could this be the last time?   Options 2:11:53 (Pop‑up)
the sails  bang!   Options 2:13:45 (Pop‑up)
the green ray  clouds away tomorrow   Options 2:16:42 (Pop‑up)
the ashes  into the sun   Options 2:21:13 (Pop‑up)
birds of avalon  just alike   Options 2:23:41 (Pop‑up)
plates of cake  how did you cross that river   Options 2:27:21 (Pop‑up)
brighter  i don't think it matters   Options 2:31:18 (Pop‑up)
alan hull  justanothersadsong   Options 2:34:24 (Pop‑up)
 
5 billion in diamonds  divine accidents   Options 2:45:32 (Pop‑up)
david brookings and the average lookings  and it feels like...   Options 2:48:55 (Pop‑up)
the idle race  going home   Options 2:53:41 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 12:03pm Woo:

Yes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm PMD:

yay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm eastvanhalen:

Yay! Morning, Pseu! Morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Yes:

hallo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm PMD:

Can't decide what to play? Teasing us?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Krys O.:

Good afternoon, Pseu & Les Hookers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Krys O.:

@PMD: Korla Pandit indicates a technical issue. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Chop Scott:

Good Afternoon Pseu!
  12:11pm joel gion:

hi!
Avatar 12:14pm mb:

Pseu Pseu!
  12:14pm Websie:

greetings, dear Pseu and Hookie Monsters
Avatar 12:17pm Feldpausch:

Hey, hey, mockingbird girl...
Avatar 12:17pm northguineahills:

is this the official band of a certain craft brewery?
Avatar 12:20pm Feldpausch:

I think this is from when Scott Weiland was doing his solo records too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Krys O.:

Aw, nice. Loved Weiland's voice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Krys O.:

Tank Girl soundtrack. Such a cool film. Lori Petty was terrific.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Bill in W.O.:

Great song, Mr. Gion!
Avatar 12:29pm Woo:

Shine Your Light verses remind of Todd's I Saw the Light
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Michele with One "L":

Love Cherry Glazerr!
Avatar 12:46pm Beast of Boonton:

Hi Pseu. Sunny and 75°F
  12:47pm rw:

Good morning! What's the link to Websie's website? I don't have Facebook. Websie, sorry to hear about your health issues. Hang in there and nice to meet you!
Avatar 12:49pm Pseu Braun:

HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE FOR WEBSIE - THANK YOU! gf.me...
Avatar 12:49pm Feldpausch:

This set is giving me a craving for that first Minus 5 record
  12:49pm Santos L Halper:

Great first set, looks like today may rival last week's show. You're the tops Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm p/b:

GM Fmu'all. Finally able to put some MUSIC on today about time. Love from Bklyn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Mike Sin:

Hello Pseu! Thanks for reminding me about that Autumn Leaves album. I picked that one up way back in the 20th century after probably hearing it here on WFMU!
  12:53pm Websie:

Dear Pseu, I can't thank you and the FMU community enough. <3
  12:53pm Mike tp:

Botticelli's nice bright vocals tempo just right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Mike Sin:

The Botticellis -- another great band I would not have known of if I didn't tune into Pseu's show!
  1:05pm Donald Trump:

MY HANDS ARE NOT TINY!
  1:05pm Websie:

Imperial Teen: an outstanding live band imho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:06pm Hughie Considine:

I knew that voice sounded familiar. I once had a beer with Richard Butler at the Telephone Bar in NYC during his Love Spit Love era. Totally lovely and down-to-earth guy.
Avatar 1:06pm Pseu Braun:

Hey Everyone! Whatever your tiny is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:07pm Krys O.:

Just remembered that Tim Butler used to come into the Crazy Eddie video store on a regular basis back in the 80s. His gf and he were always doing the PDA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Hughie Considine:

Manfred Mann's Earth Band were never taken too seriously, but they did lovely covers (Dylan sang their praises) as well as originals.
Avatar 1:11pm Pseu Braun:

they're dead serious to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm p/b:

Those vocals were beautiful didnt know MM could sound like that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm Crudbringer:

Pseu Braun! Working for YOU! Spinning all the records / on WFMU!
  1:14pm Woo:

man mann had the goods
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Crudbringer:

one fool's fancy is a fine frood's folly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:16pm Krys O.:

Got a Steve Keene album cover art piece of Manfred Mann's Earth Band's Roaring Silence album.
Avatar 1:20pm UncleMarty:

Thanks for all the happyhappy Pseu
  1:21pm sufferwords:

you’re welcome
Avatar 1:21pm Jersey Cowboy:

Tell it like it is Pseu!
  1:22pm prudy:

with you Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22pm PMD:

Pseu up!
  1:22pm Miles:

is this where u go to ruin Psue's day?
Avatar 1:22pm UncleMarty:

poultice
  1:23pm Miles:

pseu*
  1:23pm Woo:

Love Eastern Euro Hoodoo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm Hughie Considine:

I get my neu pop from Pseu's Thing with a Hook. And that's the treuth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Hi everybody, loving the hooks today. Thanks for letting us know about Websie, happy to help.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:26pm ratso:

hey pseu, at the risk of sounding sycophantic, great show so far.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Hughie Considine:

This Wire song from the mid-80s will always sound futuristic.
Avatar 1:28pm McGroovey:

Not sure if this is a different mix of Cheeking Tongues than any I have, or if it just sounds different coming out of my mono radio speaker.
  1:31pm Claire from Montclair:

Turn it up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm Hughie Considine:

@McG, sounded like the album version to me. Definitely could sound different in mono!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Hughie Considine:

The Vapors - truly one of the great underrated bands of the '80s -- I really think so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm chris_in_space:

Just droppin' in to say you're burnin' it up, @Pseu, as usual. Shouts to skelcrew and all Hookers out there.
Avatar 1:47pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

i am LATE.

missed th'Green Pajamas.

must now punch self, with reckless abandon...... INNAFACE!
  1:51pm ww:

Pseuzie you are the BEST
Avatar 1:52pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

all software is overrated. ALL of it.
Avatar 1:52pm TDK60:

Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm Devin B.:

Yup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:53pm WoodsOfNH:

@Rev. Turnip. Agreed...and I write it for a living!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:55pm Hughie Considine:

Bob Mould the Weatherman's theme song would have to be New Day Rising.
  1:55pm ww:

the Weather Channel?
  1:56pm ww:

How does this woman segue to the WC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:56pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Pseu are you from SoCal? The orginal Big Boy was a kind of hillbilly
  1:56pm ww:

No wonder I am in love....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm Carmichael:

Hillbilly with a fat ass that got in your face when you tried to enter the joint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:57pm p/b:

You had me at Aryan Big Boy
Avatar 1:57pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

aryan bob's bigboy = hilarious after googlin' www.news12.com...
  1:57pm benji:

I agree with everything you’re saying about Dave and Michelle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm ratso:

Those news 12 weather folks are in touch with what we need, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Michele with One "L":

social climber?!
  1:58pm ww:

Ratso, you mean rock'n'roll?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Michele with One "L":

I'm a complicated woman. I will say that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Carmichael:

Metrobilly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

No offence to Michele! Thanks for the link - I do see a resemblence
  1:59pm otto:

"harvest goth"
  1:59pm ww:

Carmichael is right, as usual...
Avatar 2:00pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

WE HAVE A WINNER! [@carmichael w/metrobilly]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:00pm ratso:

ww, yep. rock. roll. hail. snow. all that shit.
Avatar 2:00pm braen:

91.1 keeps cutting out on me for like 5-10 seconds at a time during this set break. Not sure if that's happening for anybody else?
  2:00pm ww:

Got it...
  2:00pm Stimpy J. Cat:

Dang. I think you just called Michele with on L a poser.
Avatar 2:00pm braen:

Harvest Goth seems to fit Michele better I agree
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm Carmichael:

HA HA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:01pm WoodsOfNH:

@braen Was happening on the stream too
  2:01pm ww:

...."MOST of you??" Ouch!
Avatar 2:02pm slugluv1313:

greetings, Pseu! Skeletons! Everyone!
been listening and lurking while working (nothing fun nor exciting, just boring tedious stuff like the EVIL LAUNDRY! but, all the more reason to love your show, it TOTALLY cancels out the boring stuff!)
even though i am embarrassed that i did not recognize them at first, i am SO GLAD The Psychedelic Furs are still at it! (my *obsession* with them was re-ignited when i heard Robyn Hitchcock's and Emma Swift's stunning heartbreakingly gorgeous take on "Ghost in You" years ago) -- DAMN! that "Tiny Hands" song is so freaking lovely! gotta check out the whole album . . . THANK YOU PSEU!!!
Avatar 2:03pm Pseu Braun:

THANKS FOR YOU DONATIONS TO LISTENER WEBSIE'S FIGHT , #FUCKCANCER #PLEASESUPPORT! gf.me...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

www.flickr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Fat Boy REALLy looks like the weather guy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Carmichael:

I got a sign-in wall, Lizzie ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:07pm Rtintera:

love this
Avatar 2:10pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

surf city vocalist reminded me so much of the voice of olivia tremor control, had to sprint to the cyberspaces to see if ....... ah, no, ok...
  2:11pm ami ad:

Hello DJ. Hello all. Meow meow.
  2:12pm Websie:

Mould the Weatherman would always forecast black sheets of rain, with a brief chance of seeing a little light
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Hughie Considine:

Nailed it, @Websie!
Avatar 2:14pm Pseu Braun:

Hahahaaa!
Avatar 2:17pm TDK60:

Forecasts standing by the sea.
  2:20pm Rich from Red Hook:

Pseu, somehow, inexplicably you've become my favorite dj on wfmu.perhaps all that nonsensical chatter has something to do with it or your song selections. I don't know. Talking about agist and older woman with big jewelry Your my new Chris M. What happened to Imaginary Radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm myron feld:

Just bought "Bang!" by The Sails. Great song, thanks Pseu!
Avatar 2:21pm Pseu Braun:

OMG, NO Rich. Please. No comparisons.
Avatar 2:24pm slugluv1313:

is it just me, or are those Television-inspired riffs in "Clouds Away Tomorrow"?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Hello Pseu & All. Thoroughly enjoying today's festivities. Enjoy your trip to the very limited non-quarantine area of our disUnited States.
Avatar 2:24pm Pseu Braun:

stop laffing 3rd floor skeletors.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Carmichael:

Oohh, sounds like a Korg ...
Avatar 2:33pm slugluv1313:

gosh, "How Did You Cross That River" has some Television vibes too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Devin B.:

Love that Plates of Cake album.
  2:37pm John in Phoenixville:

Gosh, Pseu, you’re playing so much great stuff today that I’m having trouble concentrating on work. Shazaming up a storm here. Thank you!!!
Avatar 2:38pm Pseu Braun:

don't know what "shazaming" is...buffing your car with a cloth? Anyhow, thanks for enjoying!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:38pm Carmichael:

Is this the Alan Hull from Lindesfarne? If so, it seems rockier than I would expect from a folkie.
  2:39pm John in Phoenixville:

Haha! It’s an app that listens to a song and adds it to my digital playlist. And I really am enjoying.
Avatar 2:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

now that you mention it, does sound like the Lindisfarne voice...
Avatar 2:40pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

dinnae know the name..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Hughie Considine:

Pseu, Shazam is an app that IDs songs.
Avatar 2:43pm Linda Lee:

"Sheena's Jungle Room ~ All Above Dog Pee Level"
Avatar 2:43pm Linda Lee:

t-shirt slogans galore, every day!
Avatar 2:44pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

NO dogs in the fire-pit. Be careful, weather-people. Jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Krys O.:

Cirrus are high clouds that look like stretched out cotton. Cumulus are big, fluffy balls of cotton and cumulonimbus are dark thunderhead cumulus clouds.
Avatar 2:44pm Linda Lee:

*always* listen to the body when ingesting organic products. if it feels good, it is good.
  2:44pm Claire from Montclair:

I watch weather from other cities on You Tube just for the entertainment value!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm Krys O.:

My ex was obsessed with Cheryl Lemke.
Avatar 2:45pm Linda Lee:

good seeing you, Krys!
  2:45pm ww:

Where else can you get WFMU weather?
  2:45pm Susan:

Lots of old antiquey typewriters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45pm Krys O.:

Hey, Linda!
Avatar 2:45pm Linda Lee:

my god, what a faux pas! i have my streams confused!
Avatar 2:46pm Linda Lee:

how are you making out, Krys?
  2:46pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Been lurking for awhile. Sure wish I worked somewhere where my kitties could keep me company. Great show, Pseu.
Avatar 2:47pm slugluv1313:

hiya Krys O.! thanks for the cloud refresher-lesson! :)
Avatar 2:48pm Linda Lee:

*now* i'm straight. :-) hello Pseu! yes you are the roots & the trunk.
  2:48pm ww:

fuggedaboutit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Krys O.:

We are extremely busy at work. Lots of schools ordering labels for tablets, notepads, laptops, etc.
Avatar 2:48pm Linda Lee:

call it sleep deprivation. accept my apologies, sincerely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Krys O.:

Hey, slugluv1313! I'm glad to be a watcher of the skies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm Hughie Considine:

Buddy Rich would have approved that last little rant. Now get off my bus!
Avatar 2:49pm Pseu Braun:

no worries, Linda Lee hope u stick around for the next 10 mins
Avatar 2:49pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

school-of-late-ELO territory here. Approved.
Avatar 2:49pm Linda Lee:

definitely. it's been too long!
Avatar 2:50pm slugluv1313:

hey Linda Lee!
how is everything?
are you still upstate? it is gorgeous here in *lovely* Hoboken -- so i am guessing it is positively idyllic where you are :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm VincentNifigance:

We love Linda Lee. How are you doing in the outlands?
Avatar 2:51pm Linda Lee:

@Krys O ~ sounds like you're prepping for in-person teaching, then?
slugluv! hi! yes, still here ~ as of Tuesday i'll be out of the cabin & sleeping rough. thankfully it's still summertime!
Avatar 2:52pm slugluv1313:

@ Krys O. -- same here, but totally clueless (for the most part) these days . . . (love the old Genesis reference! that song was my intro to them decades ago via WNEW-FM . . . tried to find their records, but nobody even heard of them back then, hah!)
Avatar 2:52pm Linda Lee:

Vincent!!! hello! read my report below. :-) how are you?
Avatar 2:53pm Linda Lee:

that's above, not below. i mean, my report. :-D
wow, what a dizzy chick.
Avatar 2:54pm Linda Lee:

the weather's been absolutely stellar here & so the city folks having arrived in March aren't movin. :-)
Avatar 2:55pm Pseu Braun:

Thanks Susan for playing the game! Antiquey typewriters. What Channel?
Avatar 2:55pm slugluv1313:

cuddles to Emile (sp.?) -- 19 lbs, awww that is a LOT of wonderful Orange Tabby energy :)
what a cool show, Pseu -- happy i was able to tune in and listen live -- thanks so much!
Avatar 2:56pm Linda Lee:

here's some gorgeous pop. followed by more.
Avatar 2:57pm Pseu Braun:

Emil thanks you, and I thank you. xoxo
Avatar 2:57pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

speaking of uncle jeffy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Bill in W.O.:

Too busy to blab, but damn I loved the show today. A lot to go explore later. Thanks, Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Had to go to a meeting and missed some stuff, darn

carmichael, not sure what sign-in wall is

psue, have a safe trip
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58pm Sweet Corn Lizzie:

I mean Pseu!
Avatar 2:58pm TDK60:

Alright, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Krys O.:

Thanks bunches, Pseu & everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Pseu and Skeleton Creu. Good luck, Websie!
Avatar 3:00pm McGroovey:

Good show.

Yeah, Idle Race!
Avatar 3:00pm Linda Lee:

good seeing you, friends! i'll have to wander back soon (& mind my comment quota closely, lest i incur the wrath of management.)
  3:01pm ww:

Michele hammered? what about your loyal listeners?
  3:01pm ww:

we love you
Avatar 3:01pm xtrakrispy:

I tuned in late and I have this dread that i missed so much. Have to listen to this archive. Thanks Pseu!
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