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Options October 15, 2007: Rihanna + Bomarr = <3: A Special World Brought to you by Two Special People
From now on, I'd like to create to separate but not mutually exclusive experiences for the show: one audio, the other web-ual. So I won't ever even MENTION the question of the day on the air....you gotta come here to get it!!! (let's see how long this lasts)



It is shocking to me how few of my friends, acquaintances and family members actually listen to the radio (you know the real kind with a knob or some buttons) so I want to see what kind of people you guys and girls out there who are listening actually do. OK, I'll start. I own six real radios and listen to them for about 10 - 15 hours a week, a Tivoli PAL mostly, a Sony big receiver unit, a gigantic floor unit from the 30s that doesn't work except for to entertain the cats with wires hanging out, a shortwave battery operated digital thing, a really shitty tiny digital scan thing that barely works and, oh wait I think that's it, which is actually five. I listen to internet radio about 10 - 15 hours a week too.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Sounds Sensational  Night Cry   Options Return of the Instro-Hipsters Vol. 2  Psychic Circle  2007  CD    *  
Cristina  Mamma Mia   Options            
Malcolm Middleton  We're All Going to Die   Options A Brighter Beat  Full Time Hobby  2007  CD    *  
Kate Bush  Cloudbusting   Options            
The Besnard Lakes  Devastation   Options Are the Dark Horse  Jagjaguwar  2007  CD    *  
ABX  If I Could Rock (It Would Feel Like This)   Options        
Baby Elephant f/ Reggie Watts  If You Don't Wanna Dance   Options Turn my Teeth Up!  Godforsaken Music  2007  CD    *  
Party Ben  Tender Umbrella   Options         YES:
Brigitte Bardot  Contact (Booka Shade edit)   Options            
The Fiery Furnaces  Ex-guru   Options Widow City  Thrill Jockey  2007  CD    *  
Chromeo f/ Kid Sister  Tenderoni (Sinden Remix)   Options            
Mala Rodriguez  Jura y Gana   Options Malamarismo  Machete / Universal  2007  CD    *  
Plaid  Myopia   Options            
Feu Therese  Visage Sous Nylon   Options Ca Va Cogner  Constellation  2007  CD    *  
Isabelle Antena  Antena   Options            
Santiago Gomez Cou  Pedro y el Lobo   Options Latinamericarpet - Exploring the Vinyl Warp of LAtin American Psychedelia Vol. 1  Sublime Frequencies  2007  CD    *  
Los Destellos  Ronda Tropical   Options Latinamericarpet - Exploring the Vinyl Warp of Latin American Psychedelia Vol. 1  Sublime Frequencies  2007  CD    *  
Van Halen  I'm the One   Options            
The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza  T.R.O.U.B.L.E. / You Gonna Buy the Beers or the Whole Damn Bar?   Options Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo  Metal Blade  2007  CD  I think this is a concept record

Rihanna  Umbrella (mix from clubland 11)   Options Clubland 11        Hey, here's a question: how the fuck can I get a job putting these compilations together? I think I could really get the people on the dancefloor

Shocking Pinks  End of the World   Options Shocking Pinks  DFA  2007  CD    *  
Trouble Andrew  Bang Bang   Options         This guy is going places

Of Montreal  No Conclusion   Options Icons, Abstract Thee  Polyvinyl  2007  CD  This guy is going places

Very special mix from BOMARR!!! THANKS BOMARR!!
Whitey  Can't Go Out, Can't Stay In   Options            
Apparat  Hailing From the Edge   Options            
Grizzly Bear  Deep Sea Diver (Bomarr Remix)   Options            
The Closing  Why Not   Options            
Joakim  Rocket Pearl   Options            
Ned  Soapbopper   Options            
Black Moth Super Rainbow  Sun Lips   Options            
Bobby Birdman  Victory at Sea (E*Rock Remix)   Options            
Principles of Geometry  Kopob Ingo   Options            
Bomarr  Ticks   Options            
Clutchy Hopkins  3:02   Options            
Mr. Oizo  Monday Massacre   Options            
Restiform Bodies  Atur   Options            
The Mathematicians  Robotic Voices   Options            
Run_Return  Aerospace Lanes   Options            
Of Montreal  My British Tour Diary (Restiform Bodies Remix)   Options            
Land of the Loops feat. Takako Minekawa  Single Girl Summer Home   Options            
Bomarr feat. Clovis Heald  Hour Song   Options            
B. Fleischmann & Ms John Soda  Here She Comes Now   Options            

Listener comments!

  Mon. 10/15/07 6:46am David in Los Angeles:

Only my car radio (less than 1 hr/wk) and home stereo radio (6-8 hrs/wk). Internet radio probably 10-15 hrs/wk. Hey all the photos on your playlist are great but a lot failed to load, and they are probably costing WFMU a lot of $ in bandwidth. Liking your groove. Pretty dope.
  Mon. 10/15/07 7:29am catpatz:

before this summer we lived in brooklyn, and there we had a bunch of real radios. one NAD tuner, one little green thing from moma store, one pink hello kitty cd boom box, a clock radio, and big blue awesome headphones with a built in tuner. we also had one old tube radio that didnt work, and possibly other non-working models. we used to listen to the clock radio in the mornings for an hour or so, and to the nad some on weekends or evenings (fmu, nyc, hot97....., baseball or basketball games), and the headphones sometimes when doing the dishes or if we wanted to feel really cool. we also had a car with a radio in it we would listen to practically every time we drove. i dont know how many hours that is a week, but its several, probly 10-20. i would also listen to fmu online for practically the duration of my working week.
now we live in denmark, and we have 2 radios, the little green one mentioned above, and one in our spare stereo, a beomaster from 1977. we have used each to tune danish radio, but i dont think danish radio is that good; we rented a car and drove around the country and pretty much all the stations were terrible. we mostly use the green one to play fmu podcasts through non-computer speakers, or movies. i still listen to fmu online for about the duration of my workweek.
  Mon. 10/15/07 8:50am Kyle O'Brien:

It is safe to say that I leave WFMU playing on my compuer throughout the whole day. But how many hours I actually listen...probably 3. So 3x7= 21 hours/week
  Mon. 10/15/07 11:45am Trent:

David - thank you, I am really glad you're enjoying the groove! There's a great reason you can't see some images - it's because they're hotlinked from other sites. Some people call it stealing, I call it creative curation. So it doesn't cost WFMU any money - usually.

Catpatz - I'm sorry to hear that about Danish radio - you'd think with its being in that region (which I automatically assume to be cool because of its proximity to Sweden) that the radio would be good. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, I'm really glad to hear your detailed account of the radios you have owned. Quite a collection! Would love to see some pictures. That would be nice! Also glad you are "KEEPING THE VIBE ALIVE" across the sea.

Kyle - nice job on the math!

Great responses, friends. Tune in next week for more questions.
  Mon. 10/15/07 2:53pm jonathan:

i own 2 tivoli radios and listen to them at home about 30 hours per week. i don't have a tv. i also listen to the radio in the car and about another 30 hours per week of internet streams/archives at work. never really thought about it but that's a lot of radio! and nyc radio really is the best.
  Mon. 10/15/07 4:19pm Erik:

I am prone to picking up radios at yard sales. I must have about 10 all told, mostly cheap '70s or '80s clock radios. I have them scattered around the house. I listen to an hour or two in the morning and between one and three hours in the evening. A bit less on weekends. I live in Boston, so it's WZBC, WMBR, WBUR, WGBH, good non-commercial radio. That comes out to an average of 20+ hours per week. I'd say I listen to about 15 hours of Internet radio, at work through headphones, or at home on my shitty laptop. I've been meaning to improve that setup for years...
  Sat. 10/20/07 11:33am KD:

Every room in the house has at least one radio - some have two. Altogether I think that makes 10 in the house and one in the car. Living in the UK I think I have access to some of the best spoken word radio in the world. For music I look further afield. I listen to about 15-20 hours a week on the radio and 3-4 hours on the internet of which yours is the most regular listen. Thanks.
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