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Options November 3, 2008: Pre-election mental surgery, along with Songs for Newsworthy News

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Artist Track Album Label Format
The United States of America  The American Metaphysical Circus   Options The United States of America  Sony Legacy   
Carla Bley  Reactionary Tango   Options Social Studies  ECM   
The Bad Plus  Everybody Wants To Rule The World   Options Prog  Heads Up   
Randy Newman  A Few Words in Defense of Our Country   Options Harps and Angels  Nonesuch   
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation  Takamba   Options Mighty Rearranger  Es Paranza   
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians  America   Options Luminous Groove  Yep   
 
Music behind DJ:
The Bad Plus 
Cheney Pinata   Options Give     
Elvis Costello  Tramp the Dirt Down   Options Spike  Rhino   
Charlie Haden Family and Friends  Is This America?   Options Rambling Boy     
Garry Dial & Terry Roche  USA   Options Us An'them     
Bob Dylan  The Times They Are A-Changin'   Options The Times They Are A-Changin'  Columbia   
Del McCoury & friends  Breadline Blues 2008   Options Moneyland  McCoury Music   
 
 
Songs for Newsworthy News with Michael Hearst
 
When it comes to music and writing, Michael Hearst can't seem to sit still. Even with such satisfying songwriting projects as One Ring Zero, Songs for Ice Cream Trucks, in addition to the 18:59 Podcast, Hearst has a timely new venture - Songs for Newsworthy News. Topical events are set to song, and there's no more perfect day to invite Michael to present this on WFMU than the day before election day.
Michael Hearst  Songs for Newsworthy News   Options      
One Ring Zero  Silver Girl   Options Wake Them Up  Barbes Records  CD 
Hang the Lights  I am the Half King   Options City Park    CD 
Michael Hearst  Songs for Newsworthy News   Options      
 
One Ring Zero  Here Come the Mannequins   Options Wake Them Up     
Curtis Eller's American Circus  Taking Up Serpents Again   Options Taking Up Serpents Again     
Micah Blue Smalldone  A Derelect   Options The Red River     
Ledbelly  Fannin Street   Options Folkways: The Original Vision  Folkways   
Woody Guthrie  Talking Hard Work   Options Folkways: The Original Vision  Folkways   
Larkin Grimm  Ride That Cyclone   Options Parplar  Young God   
Tall Firs  Blue in the Dark   Options Too Old to Die Young  Ecstatic Peace!   
 
Music behind DJ:
The Bad Plus 
Cheney Pinata   Options      
Yma Sumac  Xtabay (Lure: Of the Unknown)   Options The Spell of Yma Sumac  Pair   
Bill Frisell  A Change is Gonna Come   Options History, Mystery  Nonesuch   
Pete M. Wyer  Dina's AllNight Diner   Options Stories from the City at Night     
Terence Blanchard  Ghost of Congo Square   Options A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)     
Mavis Staples  Eyes on the Prize   Options sdtk "My Blueberry Nights"  Blue Note   
 
Music behind DJ:
The Bad Plus 
Cheney Pinata   Options      

Listener comments!

  Mon. 11/3/08 3:06pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

go USA!! USA!! USA!!
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:08pm concered citizen:

four more years! four more years!
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:10pm concerted citizen:

four more tangos! four more tangos!!
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:17pm Richard - New Zealand:

Good luck USA...from New Zealand. We have our general election this weekend...but has been overshadowed by your own! (Parties and Prime Ministers in NZ... the English system...not Presidents)

BTW ...loving the Carla Bley...I'm an Annette Peacock fan...quite an extended family that...haven't heard this before.
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:19pm stingy d:

richard makes an excellent point... it's time for some annette peacock
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:22pm grubbus:

i thought that this was bad plus?
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:23pm stingy d:

http://vimeo.com/1585090
get your young mc/screwed and chopped fix
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:25pm GP:

Irene, This is a nice version of EWTRTW.
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:31pm stingy d:

http://www.myspace.com/dollarkulldollar
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:33pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

the old man still gots it
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:38pm Pyramid Theme:

Mandatory play next, anything by
Sam the sham and the pharaohs, followed by
Steve Martin, "King Tut"
And the Bangles "walk like an Egyptian"
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:40pm stingy d:

please no king tut
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:41pm GP:

Just saw this headline...Did I tell you how much I love this country:

Nudist group wants clothing-optional polling site
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:42pm fishmonkeystew:

Ever see the Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping choir movie? Excellent and enlightening.
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:43pm Bad Ronald:

Love this Costello tune!!
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:45pm Bad Ronald:

Kinda hits the same chord as "Shipbuilding"...
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:45pm Parq:

You beat me to it, Ron. IMO, "Spike" was his last must-have album.
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:46pm Bad Ronald:

You no like Brutal Youth?
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:48pm Parq:

"Like", yeah. Essential? Not by me, but what do I know?
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:49pm Bad Ronald:

Understood... I'm still looking for BY on vinyl...
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:51pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:51pm GP:

W O W....nice guitar work here
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:53pm Plinky:

thought i heard Bill Frisell for a second there
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:56pm Swami:

It's my birthday. Carry on.
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:57pm Plinky:

i love that scene in the Wanderers when this plays
  Mon. 11/3/08 3:58pm GP:

I just looked it up and on guitar is Bryan Sutton who I am not familiar with, what really surprised me is that Elvis Costello also appears a Friend on that Charlie Haden album...this looks like one to get.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:01pm GP:

Swami,
Birthday greetings to you!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:05pm JB:

Woooo! Michael Hearst!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:06pm Peter K.:

My, aren't we political today? (And isn't Terre Roche's "Star Spangled Banner" the greatest?)
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:14pm Cecile:

I want to hear a song about Sarah Palin's kid and her Louis Vuitton purse
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:15pm G. E. Schwartz:

The Palin Prank....set it to tune!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:26pm Webhamster Henry:

Your project is very like Ice Cream Headache... which didn't come off. But some nice Ice Cream songs were written by me and others!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:29pm stingy d:

i reccomend "don mattingly" by dan deacon for ice cream song fans
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:30pm Doug in DC:

I found a Mr. Softee graveyard in Richmond, VA once. A whole fenced-off parking lot full of rusted-out ice cream trucks.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:33pm Cecile:

Please contact the Ice Cream trucks in Minneapolis.

The only thing they ever play is "Turkey in the Straw"
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:33pm stingy d:

we are the monsters of the original mr softee ice cream trucks!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:35pm Webhamster Henry:

Here's an NPR story with some of Ice Cream Headache's Songs:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9945901

The Gamelany "Mr. Softy" by Nina Katchadourian should be someone's bed music!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:35pm stingy d:

your exaggeration perpetration levels are at exaggerating full speed
why must i answer to you evil monsters?
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:38pm Cecile:

We commenters just mainly deal in obscure weirdness, in-jokes, and shout-outs to absent members.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:39pm Sean Daily:

Or we just go "Woo hoo!" and otherwise make nuisances of ourselves.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:41pm Plinky:

this dude plays really short songs. or are they more sketches.. ditties?
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:41pm AnAnonymousParty:

Some of these songs could be haikus with a little planning.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:44pm stingy d:

YO not for nothin
i like this song immensely
and everything
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:46pm paulthepostman:

AAP, yeah, japanese poems of seventeen syllabubs!
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:47pm Cecile:

Pass me a syllabub, extra grog please.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:48pm Swami:

Thanks GP. Late. Busy work day.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:49pm paulthepostman:

what is this 'grog', cecile?
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:49pm Cecile:

happy anniversary of your natal day, swami.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:50pm Cecile:

"hooch" "liquor" "Estonian marching nectar"
It, and egg white make up a good syllabub.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:51pm Cecile:

shoe repair guys rule!
Mine are nice.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:56pm Sean Daily:

Grog is anything that makes a pirate go "Arrrr!" Of course, gold, women, a cat, underwear, rain, oxygen and other pirates also make pirates go "Arrrr!", so by that definition...
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:56pm GP:

Chupacabra song is now my favorite
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:57pm Sean Daily:

They're guerilla gorillas. Rim shot.
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:57pm Cecile:

not to mention barabcoa, parrots, potable water and shore leave....
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:58pm stingy d:

my sources tell me that obama's grandmother just died
  Mon. 11/3/08 4:58pm Cecile:

I'm sorry to hear that.

Does Michael have a song about Knut the Polar Bear?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:00pm stingy d:

knut makes me happy!

mccain's grandmother is gonna rise from the dead in a classic show of one-upmanship
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:02pm Sean Daily:

Well, we all knew that McCain was one of the living dead, so that only makes sense, stingy.

"He is... NOSFERATU." "HE'S ITALIAN?!"
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:03pm stingy d:

john mccain has general warts
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:06pm stingy d:

no?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:11pm stingy d:

so... ah-h-hem...did you ever hear the one about the paparazzi with a heart of gold?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:12pm bzul:

Little late to the grog barrel --

Booty and wenches without inhibitions,
Ukrainian freghters stuffed fat with munitions,
Casual-kill Fridays and big bling earrings,
These are a pirate dude's favorite things...

What's Somali for "Arrrr"?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:12pm stingy d:

hmm, yea he stole it from obama's grandmother on her death bed.
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:13pm stingy d:

too soon?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:17pm Sean Daily:

bzul: Arrrrr!

stingy d: Arrrr...
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:18pm north guinea hills:

thank you for woody!!!!
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:18pm bzul:

Jesus, Woody, what'd you do AFTER lunch?
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:18pm stinfgy d:

my bust
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:19pm Sean Daily:

But if yer goin' t' be a pirrrrrate, you have t'know... THE PIRRRRRRATE ALPHABET!

Arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, aye, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr, arrrr an' arrrr!
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:19pm no f in stingy:

i got them fast hands
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:23pm stingy d:

JON - THEY'RE STEEEAALINGGG!!!!!!
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:25pm paulthepostman:

yo my tarrrty hearties, and arrrty farties,..
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:31pm Sean Daily:

An album of nothing but Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie? I'll take nineteen, please.
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:33pm stingy d:

me and woody guthrie is da same born days
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:36pm stingy d:

how about some hardcore
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:41pm Plinky:

Yes Bill Fisell!!! Thank youuu
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:53pm Sean Daily:

MORE COWBELL! WOOOOOOOOO (pass out drunk)
  Mon. 11/3/08 5:55pm paulthepostman:

Mooooooooooooo!
  Mon. 11/3/08 6:02pm paulthepostman:

bzul, liked your ditty, can't get sound of music out of my head now!
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