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Options December 20, 2020: A Very Mon Amie Christmas Special

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Artist Track Album Images Approx. start time
Klaus Nomi  The Cold Song   Options Klaus Nomi 
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Laibach  My Favorite Things   Options Sound of Music 
0:04:12 (Pop‑up)
Can  Silent Night   Options Silent Night 
0:07:38 (Pop‑up)
Dina Martina  Angles We Have Heard on High   Options The Dina Martina Holiday Album 
0:10:44 (Pop‑up)
Kevin Morby  Blue Christmas   Options Blue Christmas 
0:12:26 (Pop‑up)
Alan Vega  No More Christmas Blues   Options ZE Christmas Album 
0:14:34 (Pop‑up)
Glüme  Santa Baby   Options  
0:17:28 (Pop‑up)
Stormy Weather, The El Dorados  It's Christmas Time   Options Street Carols - December Voices 
0:20:52 (Pop‑up)
El Vez  Santa Claus Is Sometimes Brown   Options Merry MeX-mas 
0:23:52 (Pop‑up)
Run DMC  Christmas In Hollis   Options A Very Special Christmas 
0:26:03 (Pop‑up)
Grandmaster O  Santa Cut   Options X-mas Card from Outer Space (Oscar's X-mas Carols 1984-1987) 
0:28:50 (Pop‑up)
RuPaul  Little Drummer Boy (White's Club Mix)   Options Little Drummer Boy (Remixes) 
0:30:20 (Pop‑up)
Eartha Kitt with Bronski Beat  Cha Cha Heels   Options  
0:35:15 (Pop‑up)
Mae West  Santa Claus Is Back In Town   Options Wild Christmas 
0:38:58 (Pop‑up)
The Avalanches  Baby It's Cold Outside   Options Ski Surfin' 
0:41:50 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings  Just Another Christmas Song   Options It's A Holiday Soul Party 
0:44:19 (Pop‑up)
Kurtis Blow  Christmas Rapping   Options Kurtis Blow 
0:47:09 (Pop‑up)
Big Freedia w/ Flo Milli  Better Be   Options Big Freedia's Smokin Santa Christmas 
0:50:58 (Pop‑up)
Quad City DJs  What You Want For Christmas   Options All Star Christmas 
0:53:22 (Pop‑up)
Dave the Keys  The Lights Of The Pub   Options  
1:02:11 (Pop‑up)
Mike Garry & Joe Duddell  St Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H Wilson   Options  
1:06:16 (Pop‑up)
The Kinks  Father Christmas   Options Picture Book 
1:12:05 (Pop‑up)
Ramones  Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)   Options Brain Drain 
1:16:10 (Pop‑up)
Chuck Berry  Run Rudolph Run   Options Chuck Berry is On Top 
1:18:10 (Pop‑up)
Chipmunks  Christmas Don't Be Late   Options Let's All Sing With The Chipmunks 
1:20:52 (Pop‑up)
Brenda Lee  Rockin Around The Christmas Tree   Options  
1:23:14 (Pop‑up)
Slade  Merry Xmas Everybody   Options  
1:25:13 (Pop‑up)
The Fall  No Xmas For John Quays   Options Live at the Witch Trials 
1:28:55 (Pop‑up)
The Pogues  Fairytale of New York   Options  
1:33:28 (Pop‑up)
Prince Buster  Merry Christmas   Options  
1:37:47 (Pop‑up)
Darlene Love  Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)   Options The Phil Spector Christmas Album 
1:39:53 (Pop‑up)
James Brown  Please Come Home For Christmas   Options James Brown Sings Christmas Songs 
1:42:27 (Pop‑up)
Tom Waits  Cold Cold Ground   Options Franks Wild Years 
1:45:34 (Pop‑up)
Aretha Franklin  Blue Holiday   Options The Electrifying Aretha Franklin 
1:49:30 (Pop‑up)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  God is in the House   Options No More Shall We Part 
1:52:07 (Pop‑up)
Yaz  Winter Kills   Options Upstairs at Eric's 
1:57:44 (Pop‑up)
Jeff Buckley  Hallelujah / I Know It's Over (medley)   Options Live at King Theater 
2:05:23 (Pop‑up)
Laleh  Snö   Options Me and Simon 
2:14:03 (Pop‑up)
Danny Elfman  Ice Dance   Options Edward Scissorhands 
2:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Erasure  She Won't Be Home   Options Crackers International 
2:20:48 (Pop‑up)
Wham!  Last Christmas (Pudding Mix)   Options  
2:24:12 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  Winter Now   Options Ha Ha Sound 
2:30:17 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye  Purple Snowflakes   Options Christmas In The City 
2:33:57 (Pop‑up)
Leonard Cohen  Famous Blue Raincoat   Options Songs of Love and Hate 
2:36:51 (Pop‑up)
The Velvet Underground  Jesus   Options The Velvet Underground 
2:41:55 (Pop‑up)
The Vaselines  Wants Me For A Sunbeam   Options The Way of the Vaselines 
2:45:29 (Pop‑up)
The Jesus and Mary Chain  Just Like Honey   Options Psychocandy 
2:48:42 (Pop‑up)
The Smiths  Unhappy Birthday   Options Strangeways Here We Come 
2:51:31 (Pop‑up)
Sufjan Stevens  Christmas Unicorn   Options Silver & Gold 
2:56:31 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01am Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Mon Amie. Great track to kick off the set! I'll be in and out, but here for a stretch now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02am Handy Haversack:

Ahhhhh, Klaus!

Hello, Mon Amie, tomorrow, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am Stevel:

Klaus was only visiting. Glad he dropped by.
  12:05am NikiA:

that classical piece was fire. hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06am Handy Haversack:

I had NOT had enough Laibach tonight!
Avatar 12:06am Mon Amie:

lol nothing says the holiday season like laibach. bon soir mes amis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am Jason from Houston:

Had plenty. Hahaha...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am chresti:

Bonsoir Mon Amie et mes amis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am mariano:

Hey Mon Amie, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am Ken From Hyde Park:

Hello, Mon Amie and Amiebas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07am Mr. Pumpy:

Handy, the holiday gods heard you! You just summoned the Laibaching of 'snowflakes' and 'strudel'! As if I could love you any more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09am Handy Haversack:

CAN!!! I believe!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09am Jason from Houston:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09am Aitch:

Yes we Can
  12:10am chaos_in_LA_LA:

Hella opening this evening morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Can do!
  12:11am scobot:

I find it disturbing that Can had a Xmas tune.
Avatar 12:11am slugluv1313:

ooooo Klaus Nomi! <3 <3 <3
and more Laibach!!!
greetings, Mon Amie and Skeletons et Mes Amies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12am Aitch:

Very high indeed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13am Stevel:

Aitch: But, its early for you, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14am Aitch:

4pm Sunday afternoon
  12:14am JakeGould:

OMFG! This show already… So epic. Such good taste! Kudos DJ Mon Amie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am Aitch:

And I meant Dina Martina, but hey it is Sunday arvo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am Mr. Pumpy:

Let it be known that Laibaching is now a progressive verb I am going to be introducing to my students on Monday. Let them chew on that over the holiday break. Come the new year, Laibaching is the gerund they never knew they never knew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15am coelacanth∅:

eggnog seasonings greetings
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16am coelacanth∅:

Alan, we'll have a blue xmas, without you
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16am Aitch:

A suicidal xmas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16am Handy Haversack:

"Everyone pass your paper to the left. Now start Laibaching the one you received."
  12:17am Andres:

Eggnog brought me here.
  12:18am Ryan:

Mon Amie wilding TFO as usual <3<3<3. Hey everybody. Looking forward to shedding the holiday depression and going back to regular depression, n’est-ce pas? (They all are, Aitch)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18am coelacanth∅:

Handy you mean in-between all these doodles?
  12:19am Joe:

Damn, this track is awesome
  12:19am BH:

kudos to everybody who just noticed the "Platinum mine" lyric in "Santa Baby"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20am coelacanth∅:

oh no no no no you can't get out of holiday depression That easily
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20am Jason from Houston:

Gooooooodnight, buddies!
  12:20am Ryan:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21am Jason from Houston:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21am coelacanth∅:

i didn't make the rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21am Handy Haversack:

Right, coela? If we have to suffer through the next couple of weeks, you all do!

Night, Jason!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21am coelacanth∅:

sleeeeeeeeep tight Jason
  12:22am Andres:

Proof once again that Italians Do It Better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26am coelacanth∅:

"when i got a reckless driving ticket for causing a multiple-vehicle crash making a left turn in front of those moving vehicles on an icy road, the officer called my car a cadillac - BUT IT'S A FORD GRANADA!"
  12:27am chaos_in_LA_LA:

Hot damn @aitch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28am Handy Haversack:


Though I have, I realized, been listening to WFMU Christmas shows all damn day, and there has not been a single repeated song.

I don't like Christmas, but I love YOU, WFMU!
  12:28am Ryan:

RIP jam master jay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29am coelacanth∅:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32am Handy Haversack:

HA! And the first repeated song of the day is RuPaul! I love you even more!!!
  12:33am Andres:

But that was on Saturday, Handy.
  12:34am Andres:

But yes, better the second time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35am mariano:

Dawn Davenport!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39am Cooh John:

Mercy, Mon Ami.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42am Handy Haversack:

Greenpoint's own Mae West!

Rex also had some quality Mae West Christmas smut to share today.
Avatar 12:43am slugluv1313:

  12:45am Ryan:

Eww I worked at five leaves for a minute. 🤢
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46am Handy Haversack:

I've never been, Ryan.
Avatar 12:46am slugluv1313:

heya Mr. Pumpy -- do i sense a future project for your students? you know, Laibaching a favorite song, something like that?
  12:47am Ryan:

But please tell me you’ve been to the turkeys nest, handy 🥺
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49am Handy Haversack:

Ha, of course, Ryan. I've been here a long time. I think the last time I went in there was ... 2016? After an Iron Maiden show at Barclays and then drinks at Hank's?
  12:52am Ryan:

Haha hell yeah
  12:53am Ryan:

Mon Amie 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 BOSS DJ pew🚨pew🚨pew🚨
  12:54am Ryan:

I’m rolling up some mistletoe rn
Avatar 12:55am Mon Amie:

lol Ryan pew pew enjoy! Handy that's so crazy Mae West is from Greenpoint!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56am mariano:

Dawn Davenport's eating a meatball sandwich right in the middle of class!
  12:57am Ryan:

I picture funkmaster flex screaming over these shows every time. That’s how I hear it in my head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59am Handy Haversack:

Mon Amie, she was proud of it and would come back to do shows when there were still theaters here, from what I have read.
  1:00am Ryan:

Wow I didn’t know about Sharon Jones. RIP Sharon Jones
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00am mariano:

I had no idea Eartha Kitt did anything with Bronski Beat. Strange and wondrous world...
Avatar 1:01am bbxtina:

I just finished watching the Divine doc... how bizarre and coincidental.
Avatar 1:03am Mon Amie:

kizmet bbxtina! dawn davenport / divine forever...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

I like how at most other stations, they run out of Christmas songs in about fifteen minutes, but at WFMU, the DJs bring them out for a week with hardly any repeats.
  1:11am Ryan:

St Anthony got me back on my sad boy shit real quick. So good though
  1:13am Ryan:

“That’s worse, innit? Then he’s ‘Mr Tony’ whereas I’m just ‘Tony, me mate’”
  1:13am Ryan:

Audio Prozac
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13am mariano:

This Kinks might be my favorite Xmas song. Great video too.
  1:14am BH:

Cat news: one cat jumped in the bed with me this morning for the first time in about a month and a half (she had been going to other places in the mornings after the room was redesigned).

Non-cat news: Brown marmorated stink bugs are making a run for the indoors lately, and i'm finding and flushing them. So another winter of being a war criminal towards those dumb bugs
  1:15am Ryan:

Hell yeah Mariano and hell yeah BH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17am mariano:

In Honduras in the 70s they had this Santa that would ride on top of a van with the 4 megaphones, blaring out Xmas cheer. The kids used to throw rocks at him though so he'd have to go by at around 40mph. Very much in the spirit of the Kinks song.
  1:18am BH:

in my part of the country (the midwest) we've been on a run of generic weather lately, meaning less thunderstorms in summer and no snow yet. So, a slight hindrance for the cause of inspiring people to stay inside.
  1:18am Ryan:

Mariano for real?! I love that.
  1:20am Ryan:

I think a lot of people are emboldened by the vaccine existing now, too, BH
  1:22am Ryan:

Like when I realized this was the chipmunks, I hear funk flex screaming “AHHHH” and mashing the air horn
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:22am mariano:

Ryan: Yep, I can still hear his voice dopplering as he sped by.
  1:24am Ryan:

Mariano I just lol snorted at “dopplering voice” vis a vis the whole visual
Avatar 1:27am Roberto:

feLIZ NAVIDaaaaaaadddddd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29am Cooh John:

3 songs for the second time today. Love it.
  1:30am BH:

RyanL I think it'll take a few weeks and a dip in the curve (either directly correlated to a vaccine or coincidental) to crank up plausible vaccine-inspired behavior changes. I guess it'll be interesting to see what sort of urgency swings happen during all of this.

Here in Missouri, the average of new cases may have hit the peak a month ago. It has been dropping for most of the last month (aside from Thanksgiving-related reporting quirks), but it still has a ways to go to get to October numbers. MO hasn't done a good job but so far it's been in the background while other states doing worse jobs get the headlines
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32am Cooh John:

Merci, Mon Ami. Good night, Amigos.
  1:33am Ryan:

Bon soir CJ
  1:34am chaos_in_LA_LA:

  1:36am Ryan:

Man fairytale of New York makes me feel like I’m 5 in the front seat of my father’s car every time I hear it
Avatar 1:37am Roberto:

What, no F word?
  1:38am vinylarry:

Hi Monamie, just woke up ... can’t believe me missed half of show, just in time for Shane & Kirsten. Last night saw the new Shane MacGowan documentary Crock of Gold, heartbreaking. This song never gets old
  1:38am Ryan:

Roberto: it was the REALLY bad f word
  1:39am modern blaze:

lots of parties.
Avatar 1:39am Roberto:

Aw but it just doesn't feel like Christmas without it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39am Mr. Pumpy:

Q: How many pairs of $15 dollar readers can I break in the past hour? A: A lot more than I care to.
  1:40am Ryan:

HAHAHAHAHA in a terrible way you’re right. Roberto, I like you 🤜🤛
  1:40am modern blaze:

@Roberto, yea and you doin' great?
  1:41am Ryan:

“They’re wearing it”
  1:43am modern blaze:

oh it sure will
  1:49am modern blaze:

i wish to bring a dollar or two again if u will
  1:53am Ryan:

  1:57am BH:

well, if the second verse wasn't enough, maybe the third verse keeps this song from being unironically covered by Christian rock bands?
Avatar 1:59am Mon Amie:

sorry that went dark fast
  2:01am Ryan:

I believe it to be the fault of the moon
  2:02am vinylarry:

Yaz reunion live album killer for RSD 2019!
Avatar 2:10am herb.nyc:

Lovely set of music! Whenever I think Christmas and John Waters, I think JEW (bec of Johns initials). Hallejewah!
  2:19am Ryan:

That was seamless AF
Avatar 2:24am Mon Amie:

this might be my favorite xmas song ever
  2:25am Ryan:

Erasure is always good
  2:28am Ryan:

Honestly just a tremendous show, as uze
  2:32am Ryan:

HaHa sound is such a good one
  2:34am Ryan:

I’m on the lookout for a song which thematically and sonically fits but I don’t wanna say which one 👀 hint: it’s an instrumental (actually an instrumental)
Avatar 2:35am Mon Amie:

oh man what was it ryan? and vinyllarry, yes that'd be rad!
Avatar 2:37am Mon Amie:

would be? i forgot what year it is lol...i sometimes miss out on the bmg mute reissues
  2:37am Ryan:

I still feel like it might get played so I’m not saying
  2:41am Ryan:

Oh probs not: au revoir simone “winter song” popped into my head. That “verses” EP was a good one
  2:41am chaos_in_LA_LA:

such a great set. Thank you so v much
  2:42am modern blaze:

i got one dark and long for the trouble of
  2:42am modern blaze:

show you cong and we talk i mean it sisters.
  2:44am modern blaze:

and now to the place of Germany we need a reissue of Land of The Freak!
Avatar 2:44am Mon Amie:

au revoir simone is a good one! lol i'm into jesus territory now.
thanks for the kind words chaos!
  2:46am Ryan:

Don’t expect me to cry
  2:49am Ryan:

Oh haha Jk just like honey might actually make me cry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Joyeaux Noel et merci, Mon Ami.
Avatar 2:51am littleplasticthings:

This show has been one of the rare highlights in this dismal year. Thanks, Mon Amie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53am mariano:

Wowww, have not heard this Smiths in ages! Thanks Mon Amie, great show. Thank you Darren, 'night all.
Avatar 2:54am Mon Amie:

thanks for hanging mes amis, y'all have been the brightest spot in my year - have a good week, and see you same time same place next week
  2:57am Ryan:

Thanks for another excellent show!
  4:08am modern blaze:

thank you, Mon Amie!
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