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Playlist for 23 September 2009 Options | The Higher The Hair...

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Artist Song Album Label Comments New Approx. start time
Omo  2pm   Options The White Album  Loaf 

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Mum  Prophecies and Reversed Memories   Options Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know  Euphono    *   0:03:43 ()
Pastels / Tenniscoats  Two Sunsets   Options Title Track  Domino 

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Luciano  Fran Left Home   Options Tribute To The Sun  World and Sound    *   0:11:57 ()
HTRK  Waltz Real Slow   Options Marry Me Tonight  Blast First Petite 

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Music behind DJ:
Jonathan Kane 
Rololer Coaster   Options Jet Ear Party  Table of the Elements / Radium      0:21:48 ()
TV Ghost  The Singularity   Options TV Ghost  In The Red 

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Times New Viking  No Time, No Hope   Options Born Again Revisited  Matador    *   0:32:26 ()
Psychedelic Horseshit  Can't Get Enough   Options Magic Flowers Droned  Siltbreeze 

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  0:35:03 ()
The Ex  Frenzy   Options 30  Ex 

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Crash (Thierry Muller & Philippe Doray)  Vaughan's Ballad   Options Poutre Apparante Sampler for WFMU  Poutre Apparente 

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39 Clocks  78 Soldier Dead   Options Pain It Dark  Bureau B 

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  0:47:27 ()
Psychedelic Furs  President Gas   Options Forever Now  Columbia      0:53:46 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Space Junko 
          0:58:27 ()
Johnny Cash  Wo Ist Zu Hause, Mama?   Options    

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  1:04:07 ()
Johnny Cash  Werr Ken Den Weg (I Walk the Line)   Options         1:05:51 ()
Dean Carter  You Tear Me Up   Options Call of the Wild!  Big Beat      1:08:26 ()
Speedy West  West of Samoa   Options Steel Guitar  Sundazed 

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  1:10:44 ()
The Campbell Brothers  Jump for Joy   Options Pass Me Not  Arhoolie      1:13:38 ()
Les Paul  Steel Guitar Rag   Options My Isle of Golden Dreams  Universe Italy 

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  1:18:18 ()
Cliff Carlisle  Shanghai Rooster Yodel   Options Blues Yodeler & Steel Guitar Wizard  Arhoolie      1:21:21 ()
Dezurik Sisters  The Arizona Yodeler   Options American Yodeling 1911-1945  Trikont 

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  1:23:40 ()
Arrington de Dionyso  Mani Malaikat   Options Malaikat Dan Singa  K Records    *   1:26:22 ()
Daw Bandon  Bong Ja Bong (Bong, oh Bong)   Options Siamese Soul, Thai Pop Spectacilar vol 2 1960's-1980's  Sublime Frequencies 

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  1:32:40 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Johann Georg Albrechstberger / Munich Chamber Orchestra 
Menuetto - Moderato   Options Concerto for Jews Harp, Mandora and Orchestra  Orfeo      1:36:14 ()
Carney Hild Kramer  Name   Options Black Power  Shimmy-Disc 

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  1:42:46 ()
Can  Thief   Options Delay 1968  Spoon 

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  1:47:06 ()
Carnival of Coal  Baker Street   Options French Cancan  Kodiak / Season of Mist      1:52:33 ()
The Slew (Kid Koala)  Shackled Soul   Options 100%  Nuphonic 

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Foot Village  Energy Hunters   Options Anti-Magic  Upset the Rhythm 

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*   2:01:30 ()
 
Cobra Killer  Goodtime Girl   Options Uppers And Downers  Monika 

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Magic Magic  French Song   Options Magic Magic LP  TPR 

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Love Is All  Last Choice   Options Title Track  What's Your Rupture?    *   2:19:17 ()
Yacht  Psychic City (Voodoo City)   Options See Mystery Lights  dfa 

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3 Na Massa feat Ceu  Boce Guia   Options Self Titled  Nublu 

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Karol Y Su Amor  Llorando Se Fue   Options         2:31:00 ()
Rocket Matsu  Floater   Options We All Believe In Utopia (V/A)  In Poly Sons 

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Wevie Stonder  Gagged and Bound   Options The Horse of Wooden Troy  Skam 

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  2:39:55 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Zatumba Nilsson 
          2:45:33 ()
17 Hippies  Uz   Options El Dorado  Hipster 

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Elakelaiset  Das Model   Options Das Humppawerk EP        2:52:16 ()
Balanescu Quartet  Model   Options Possessed  Mute 

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  2:55:19 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 9/23/09 9:00am Dan B:

Yay! It's Wednesday Kensday on WFMU!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:00am Ghengis Jung:

Good morning.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:01am Parq:

Is it Wednesday already?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:02am Dan B:

Nineteen days until the new schedule starts. How's it looking so far, Ken?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:03am Ken:

Morning all! No word on the new sched yet Dan.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:03am The Observer:

El bebé es enorme.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:04am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

The playlist says this Omo song is new. However, I am sure I heard this at least as early as 1978. It was part of the anti-New Wave movement. Is it a remake?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:05am C:

was that the same yoko omo who broke up the beatles?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:08am Ken:

The Omo appears to be a new release Dum Guy. Nothing about it being a reissue in the notes.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:09am Dan B:

That's not exactly... a vinyl fetish photo, is it?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:11am annie:

morning all!! hi ken! been listening, just loggin in now.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:13am Parq:

Dan, the kid in the picture is now 62 and one of the Record Fair's most established vendors.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:15am john from oslo:

Ripe melons already?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:15am dc pat:

C: not it was the same Paul McOmo that broke up the Beatles
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:16am dc pat:

YES H8TRK!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:16am Ken:

That's me after my tonsilectomy in 1965.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:18am C:

was that music therapy or how they used to administer medication back then.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:19am BSI:

present.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:22am annie:

please excuse me for a few minutes while i listen to kirk cameron tell me why darwin is wrong....
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:23am dc pat:

DON'T DO IT annie!!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:24am north guinea hills:

I'm in the mood for Morris dance recordings....
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:24am john from oslo:

I'm sorry to interrupt your show Ken, but BEYONCE HAD ONE OF THE BEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIME!!!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:25am ttrishnce:

"ignorance is a right!"
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:25am Doctor's notes:

It's a miracle that the boy awoke from his Como, but continue with the Duke every four hours, and an Ella at bedtime, until we're sure he's really got the thing licked.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:25am annie:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/09/22/growing-pains-star-wages-war-on-darwin-vandalizes-books/


ken,, sound bytes!!!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:25am north guinea hills:

the rest of the luciano album is pretty awesome,....
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:26am Mark:

Geez all I got was ice cream when I had my tonsils removed
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:26am Swami:

Happy Birthday Mrs. Swami!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:26am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

You Lie!

<sorry to get all politcal debate on you>
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:27am annie:

mrs. swami's birthday!!???? happy birthday!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:28am fishmonkeystew:

Happy Kennesday everyone!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:30am annie:

darwin sucks!!! pass it on... ..
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:31am J-Mar:

Today's my son's fifth birthday! Just this morning, we were walking to the bus stop, when he turned to me and said, "Corn weenie! Really! Really!" (It might have been because we were talking about different languages and I was coaching him on how to say, "Au contraire!")
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:32am BSI:

J-Mar..... that is beyond beautiful!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:32am annie:

j-mar!! i love indoctrination at an early age!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:33am Dan B:

Aw, man. I miss Arrested Development. I'm still quoting lines from it with friends all the time.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:38am dc pat:

jeeze Ken, you're slaying here...
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:39am Mark:

Well an Arrested Develoment movie is in the pipeline
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:40am Dan B:

Can't happen soon enough, Mark. :-D
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:41am Mark:

I guess the movie is more of a maybe
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:42am Mark:

get it, maybe
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:50am dc pat:

that's a big record.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:53am Ken:

What label did this Psych Furs comne out on?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:54am Bad Ronald:

Psych Furs yeah!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:54am Bad Ronald:

Columbia
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:54am dc pat:

wasn't a major like Epic or something?
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:55am dc pat:

Furs: first 2 albums ruled but I saw them the same year I saw Bow Wow Wow and BWW blew them away.
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:56am Bad Ronald:

I think the Album is "Forever Now"
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:57am Bad Ronald:

"Talk Talk Talk" is the one w/"Pretty In Pink" on it...
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:57am ttrish:

wikipedia says columbia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Psychedelic_Furs#Albums
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:58am Dan B:

I love this Space Junko tune, but I can't seem to find it anywhere...
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:58am Janet H:

Good Morning!
  Wed. 9/23/09 9:59am dc pat:

I think Bad Ron's right about the album: Forever Now
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:00am Mark:

Bez is still alive?
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:00am bb:

ah ken..i would like to see bez and those psych furs
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:01am Bad Ronald:

I could dig seeing the Furs...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:01am Alex:

Oh Yes... Your playlist is soooo interesting Ken! Know gimme those tix!@
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:02am john from oslo:

(rocktober)
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:02am dc pat:

not me, boy. Once was enough, as I said above, they blew. What's his face, the bass player was yelling at the audience for not being into it...but that was 20 some years ago...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:02am Mark:

Bez in 2007:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bez-2007.jpg
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:04am Mark:

well if you're going to have Nora Ephron I would guess Meryl Streep
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:05am Bad Ronald:

They were good when I saw them tour "Forever Now", they had a cellist and Richard Butler smoked through the entire set...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:05am Gigantor:

Ooh, haven't heard this in a while!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:07am ttrish:

BBC In Pictures : Sydney Dust Storm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8270495.stm
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:08am Ken:

Anybody know, did these two Johnny Cash in German tunes ever come out on an album?
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:11am Ken:

Bad Ronald - The tix are yours! Email me at ken at wfmu dot org to collect your winnings.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:11am charlie c.:

digging those two old vinyl pics!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:12am heinz:

You mentioned Spotify. Spotify is actually Swedish. Eilert is there as well as Philemon Arthur & the Dung, Elakeleiset etc, but not Peter Wahlbeck
Hello from Sweden
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:12am Mark:

http://www.amazon.com/Wo-Ist-Zu-Hause-Mama/dp/B00000AX1D
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:12am Parq:

I saw the Furs in 1980, when they were touring to support their first album. There were still nine guys in the band at the time. Over the years, I watched them shrink to a trio.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:13am cribley:

The Unissued Johnny Cash

http://www.amazon.com/Unissued-Johnny-Cash-johnny-cash/dp/B00196SMH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1253715128&sr=1-1

Track listing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Unissued_Johnny_Cash
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:14am cribley:

Only $50 on vinyl.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:15am Bad Ronald:

Done, thanks Ken!!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:17am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

I would actually attend church if they played music like this Jump for Joy.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:17am Devin:

Good morning all! ... Ken this Campbell Brothers tune has such an awesome sound!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:18am Ken:

Need a label for this Les Paul if anybody can help...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:18am bb:

also a record called the man in black international. evidently with songs in german and spanish http://german.about.com/library/blmus_jcash.htm
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:19am Sitting at the side of my bed.:

Wondering when the second shoe is gonna drop.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:20am Bad Ronald:

Capitol I think for Les Paul...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:25am JCityJensen:

morning Ken! morning People!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:25am annie:

brigitte bardot turns 75!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:25am Ken:

Sorry to keep asking for your help, but can anybopdy find the label for this American Yodeling comp? (Were in a playlist reporting period in case you didnt notice...) Thanks for the research help everybody! Maybe some artists will actually get paid from all this...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:26am Yodeling forever:

Hey Ken - Did you borrow these songs from the Old Codger? I Love YODELING!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:28am listener mark:

Hello Ken, This is all so much better in high speed internet. No more dial up connection.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:28am Mark:

Trikont for yodelers
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:28am wha?:

Is that Tom Hanks on the car hood?
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:29am Hugo:

Hi Ken. It's on the Trikont label, based in Munich, Germany. I do have that yodelling comp.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:29am Peter K.:

Allmusic.com gives the label for that Les Paul compilation as "Universe." That may be a typo for Universal, or it may be some kind of semi-legit, possibly bootleg label. The CD contains material Paul recorded for both Decca and Capitol; I think "Steel Guitar Rag" is a Decca recording. If I learn more, I'll let you know.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:30am Bad Ronald:

typo on Russian radio link. It should be:

http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/KF/2009/09/09/russian_radio_small.jpg
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:30am dc pat:

I'm seeing Vocalion label for the Dezurik Sisters
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:30am Mark:

gosh Malaikat Dan Singa isn't out officially until November 3
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:31am BSI:

alert! We've hit squeaky droneville!
brain vitamins!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:32am Mark:

http://www.amazon.com/American-Yodeling-1911-1946-Various-Artists/dp/B0000257GW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1253716313&sr=8-1
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:32am dc pat:

ok, never mind.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:32am ozzy skateboard:

ken gives good sax
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:33am Peter K.:

Amazon gives Universe Italy as the label for the Les Paul box. It also gives the title as "Isle of Golden Dreams," even though the song is called "My. Island of Golden Dreams."
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:33am dc pat:

that was the original release
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:34am anyone to everything:

there ya go
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:34am C:

that sublime freq stuff is a gift that keeps on giving.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:35am still b/p:

No Russian socialism!
No British nationalization!
No Canadian bureacracy!
No Brazilian wax!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:36am memphis jake:

this daw bandon track is hot. gotta get this.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:36am anyone to everyONE:

d'oh
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:37am ttrish:

no American cheese !
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:38am C:

no public opinion
no single players
no social networking
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:39am BSI:

U.S. out of North America!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:39am Bob:

no woman
no cry
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:40am sonar from DC:

Couldn't wait to log on this morning to get my ken fix...speaking of beatniks. I once had a mix tape a friend made for me of beatnik nihilistic poems and coffee-house music. It was great. I lost the tape. Does anyone know where I can get beatnik coffee-house music/poems?
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:41am ozzy skateboard:

no public showers
no singing carolers
no social diseases
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:41am ttrish:

No Nose !
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:41am Doug in Canada:

Watch out for the socialism ... lose your roosters, and poor people getting free stuff ... beware.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:42am Hugo:

That Thai stuff sounded slightly up-country to me. Would be great to hear Carabou on FMU, though only available on cassette back in the day. Thai country rocks!
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:42am jojo:

i was asked the same, although "where's your house" is also relevant
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:49am -max-:

Morning Ken, Sweden, et al. Late start today. Saw Arrington de Dionyso (who is appearing on 7SD tonight) on Monday night at the Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival in NYC. He was using a Tuvan throat singing technique with several various instruments. It was pretty incredible, actually.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:54am Doug in Canada:

If there's one song that gives me that nauseating 70's feeling ... it's Baker Street ... I can almost get over that with this version ... almost ...
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:56am dc pat:

Baker Street always reminds me of one of those summers we drove from PA down to FLA to see my AuntUncleCousin. 16 hours or so stuck in a car listening to this song over and over and over and...among other tunes.
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:58am ozzy skateboard:

do I hear the slippery sound of a actual cassette tape?
  Wed. 9/23/09 10:59am Carmichael:

Good day, Ken and faithful listeners.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:01am C:

hey, that's a pic of me chillin' on the couch after MY tonsillectomy
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:05am Carmichael:

Hey Ken, it's Springsteen's birthday! How about mixing him with some Wiggles??
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:06am Bruce:

Son, take a good look around.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:07am memphis jake:

sweet breckman dub mix, ken.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:08am Joe Steele:

Wow, Ken played something that I bought before it got played on FMU. I feel cool.

You know its Coltrane's birthday too.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:09am Peter K.:

Today is not only Bruce Springsteen's birthday; it's John Coltrane's and Ray Charles's too. Quite a day...
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:09am Carmichael:

John or Chi?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:10am paul:

oh foot village. what do you expect with a cd with naked people on the cover
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:12am -max-:

I will atone, by helping this Swedish man with his melons...
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:20am C:

hey ken, will you guys be giving away funny cigarettes tonight?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:22am dea:

whats funny???
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:24am BSI:

Having to do with nothing: BSI live at Velvet Lounge DC tonight. Part of the Sonic Circuits fest.

No live version of Corn Weenie this time: that sort of madness could never be repeated.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:25am ATF:

when is tonight?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:26am C:

uh...regular ol' cigarettes with jokes wrtten on them...that's all i mean by funny sir.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:26am dc pat:

BSI: Ah, may be there...
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:27am kEN:

No, no funny cigarettes tonight. Andy has a way of extracting the humor out of them.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:30am C:

will there be any funny tonight?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:31am Ken:

Anybody have time to find the album and label on this Karol Y Su Amor track?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:32am Ken:

Yes, there will be funny tonight. Just no funny cigarettes this time.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:33am Ghengis Jung:

I have a Sun City Girls record with this song on it... Weird.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:36am Ike:

I must admit I'm stumped by this one.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:37am still b/p:

I have Llorando Se Fue by different artist at a different tempo in a mixed Latin CD, included as a Lambada...the forbidden dance!
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:39am Ghengis Jung:

The Sun City Girls version is called The Shining Path, from Torch of the Mystics.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:40am north guinea hills:

i always thought the penetraso* was the forbidden dance.

*not obscure.
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:45am paul:

does zatumba get royalties if he's listed on the playlist?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:45am sherri:

your dj speaks
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:51am Ghengis Jung:

Zatumba Nilsson - related to Harry?
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:51am BSI:

holy crap!
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:57am paul:

WRSU!!!!!!
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:57am Avant Reguard:

lovely visual representations to the 1258th set youve ever done. listening out of berlin. if you want more german influenced art check out this film
http://www.vimeo.com/6209093
  Wed. 9/23/09 11:58am Ike:

I think you made up some of those radio stations. Or some of them no longer exist.
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