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Playlist for 04 November 2009 Options | Christmas 2009 With Bob Dylan

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Glass Candy  Introduction   Options Beat Box 

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Arnold Schwarzenneger & The Weather Girls  Its Raining Men   Options Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Body Workout      0:06:03 ()
The Boogoos  The Journey / Ghana '74 (remix by Dusty)   Options Jazz & Milk Breaks 2 

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Yamasuka Singers  Yamamoto Kakpote   Options Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki      0:11:14 ()
Pierre Henry  Psyche Rock   Options Messe Pour Le Temps Present 

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Rammstein  Haifisch   Options Liebe Ist Fur All Da    *   0:15:46 ()
In Extremo  Werd Ich am Galgen Hachgezogen   Options Verehrt und Angespien 

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Yo  Deadbeat Sea   Options Charm World      0:24:03 ()
Optical *8  Cripples & KIngs   Options Bug 

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Jud Strunk  My Country   Options  

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Abner Jay  I'm So Depressed   Options Underground Atlanta      0:41:15 ()
Seventh Day Adventist Church  Acceptance   Options Bright Spots      0:44:37 ()
Devendra Banhart  Angelika   Options What Will We Be 

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Arrington de Dionyso  Kedalaman Air   Options Malaikat Dan Singa      0:48:18 ()
Los Latigos  Besos y Caricias   Options Rudo y Cursi OST 

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Control Machete  Como Ves   Options Uno, Dos: Bandera      0:54:14 ()
Jaqee  Pink Drunken Elephant   Options Kokoo Girl 

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Nina Simone (Mike Magini Remix)  Gimmee Some   Options Verve Remixed 4 (V/A)      1:01:35 ()
 
The Melvins  Washmachine Sk8tronics (Remix by Eye Yamatsuka)   Options Chicken Switch 

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Matmos  Rat Relocation   Options Rat Relocation Program      1:16:58 ()
Felix Kubin  Doppelagenten   Options Felix Kubin 

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via This Isn't Happiness
 
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Mike Kelley & Scott Benzel  Gerber Gerbil   Options Dance Beats For Baby with Baby Ikki    *   1:22:56 ()
The Teletubbies  Animals   Options       1:27:50 ()
Dennis James  Traditional Irish Lullaby   Options Cristal - Glass Music Through The Ages      1:29:02 ()
Bob Dylan  Winter Wonderland   Options Christmas In The Heart 

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Bob Dylan  Hark The Herald Angels Sing   Options Christmas In The Heart    *   1:34:21 ()
Wire  The Agfers of Kodack   Options Read and Burn      1:37:30 ()
Nagorny Karabach  Kleine Exkursion   Options Title Track      1:40:37 ()
Prisonshake  Eisbar   Options       1:43:20 ()
Die Radierer  Drogen Todt   Options Axis of Evil: Ken's 2002 Marathon Premium 

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Bob Hund  Final Solution Ett Fall & En Losning   Options 10 Ar Bakat & 100 Ar Framat      1:53:22 ()
The Beatles  Hey Bulldog   Options Yellow Submarine      1:57:50 ()
 
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Les Innocents  Franges En Bataille   Options Post Partum      2:10:40 ()
Omo  Oversized   Options The White Album      2:15:10 ()
Ya-Ya  No-No (Lady Marmalade)   Options Thai Funk Zudrangma Vol 2 

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Who is this?! I recognize her.
 
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Sorn Petch Pinyo  Laek Laow Deum Nom (Quit Drinking Alcohol And Try Drinking Milk Instead)   Options Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol 2. 1960's-1980's    *   2:23:00 ()
Man City Island  Nah Anad   Options Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol 2. 1960's-1980's    *   2:25:31 ()
The Reveries  Crazy   Options Matchmakers Vol 1 - The Music of Willie Nelson 

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Patsy Cline  I Fall To Pieces   Options       2:34:53 ()
Johnny Paycheck  Don't Tell My Wife   Options Nowhere to Run 

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Cobra Killer  Upside Down The Building (house)   Options Uppers and Downers 

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HTRK  Ha   Options Marry Me Tonight 

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Listener comments!

  Wed. 11/4/09 9:00am annie:

fine, then!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:00am Cecile:

KEN

ANNIE
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:01am annie:

cecile!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:01am Cecile:

how goes it?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:02am Dan B:

Good morning Ken and friends!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:04am Ken:

Morning all!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:04am Bad Ronald:

Morning - Did you see this?
http://tinyurl.com/arniefu

Arnie's pretty funny!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:05am Cecile:

morning, Ken. I love you.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:05am Sonar in DC:

Morning!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:06am Ne-guh-tor:

KEN! MORNIN'!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:06am Cecile:

dance, sucka.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:09am Ken:

I have Bob Dylan's brand new Christmas CD pulled. Just sayin'. Everybody behaves, nobody gets hurt.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:10am Dan B:

Uh... uh... hey, Ken... have I told you how nice your hair looks today?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:11am Parq:

Neat the way that girl feet GIF is in tempo with the Ghana track.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:11am Ne-guh-tor:

Does he cover "the Little Drummer Boy" on that Xmas disk?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:12am Mark:

Dylan's version of "The Little Drummer Boy" is AWESOME!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:13am Sonar in DC:

I read a review of Dylan's Xmas that said the whole thing sounds
like a compilation of sinister threats. I'm afraid to listen.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:14am Dan B:

Hey! It's Terre T's Bed Music! :-D
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:14am Cecile:

that sounds awesome Sonar
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:18am Bad Ronald:

Hey Ken do you have Rammstein's box set?

http://tinyurl.com/rambox
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:20am Cecile:

hee, you said rambox.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:20am Bad Ronald:

Tee hee...
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:21am Mark:

Bagpipes!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:21am BSI:

finally made it!
What did I win?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:21am Ken:

It was mailed to me Bad Ronald but somebody stole all the dildoes out of it before I got to it. Oh well.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:25am Cecile:

WOW.
I remember that band.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:25am Bad Ronald:

Bastards!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:25am Janet H:

Good Morning!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:27am billlyjam:

aye shure the bagpipes awakened me from me slumber....morning, Ken,, Bad Ronald, Cecile BSI etc......C U @ SSD Ken
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:32am Bad Ronald:

Hey Billy I think I got something for your consideration. I'll email you the MP3
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:35am Dominick:

stop Ken
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:35am Dan B:

Ken... why do you hurt the ones you love? :-( Please don't do it!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:36am Ne-guh-tor:

PLAY IT!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:36am trs:

xmas music only with horror violin string sections, please.
Please??!

Noooo
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:36am PMD:

uh oh, Ken has his creepy voice on.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:36am Maria D:

I hope things go very very wrong because I'm dying to hear it. Please! Please!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:37am -max-:

Morning Ken, Zatumba, Larry, et al...
Don't do it Ken! For the love of crack, don't do it!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:37am BSI:

Lay them 7th Day Adventists on me, baby!!!!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:37am PMD:

Oh, hi everyone! Including creepy Ken.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:37am Sonar:

I vote for the Italian commie stuff!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:37am Cecile:

play the drycleaning record you had that one time.

and the wine record!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:38am anne:

yay, Ken, thanks!! g'morning everyone
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:38am paul:

just play "put the bone in" again
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:38am Cecile:

Jud Strunk even had a show on CBS-TV for a short time in the 70s.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:39am -max-:

Is the "The Arbitrary Guide to Popular Culture" out of order? Sent info on a gig but didn't see any new postings. This Saturday at 2 in the afternoon, R. Stevie Moore and Lane Steinberg are playing at Kenny's Castaways in the village.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:39am annie:

he said crap...
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:40am paul:

i'm a two cheesburger eater!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:40am AnAnontmousParty:

Is that 'Dead Skunk' Strunk?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:41am BSI:

I AM THE PROSTHESIS, GODDAMMIT!!!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:41am PMD:

This is my country! Tell him Jud!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:42am Lizardner Dave:

I'm Judson Fountain!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:42am doug from DC:

Oh, now I get it: http://thinkprogress.org/2009/10/28/schwarzeneggers-assembly-secret/
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:43am Cecile:

no, dead skunk was Loudon Wainwright.
This is "daisy a day" Jud Strunk.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:46am Cecile:

I used to kind of like Devendra, but now he just squicks me out.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:48am BSI:

"angel licker"? ... aint there laws against that kind of thing?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:49am doug from DC:

That's the squicky part.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:50am dc pat:

man this guy (Dionyso) is all over the place right now.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:52am Steve:

Arrington de Dionyso "uses performance as a vehicle for driving through the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll." apparently.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:55am dc pat:

well he is a pretty mystical experience.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:55am -max-:

Picture of Arrington de Dionyso performing his throat singing technique through a saxophone here: http://www.whathoproductions.com/Galleries/20090921/images/20090921_55.jpg
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:55am An Anonymous Party:

Ah Loudon, that's right, I need to edit the name on that mp3 I got from ... somewhere.
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:56am Cecile:

ken, do you have some Orishas?
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:57am Butthead:

Cornholio!
  Wed. 11/4/09 9:58am paul:

cornholio was beavis, duh everyone knows that
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:02am CC:

hey, it looks like Arrington de Dionyso is going to be performing on Regis and Kelly today. he is everywhere these days.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:03am Cecile:

I heard he was going to be a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars, too.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:03am Lou:

ken, is there a 45 of that jaqee song?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:09am Mark:

I think CC should be getting ready if he's needed for game 7 and not pulling our legs over here
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:11am Mark:

perhaps you could have a mime on SSD
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:12am jk:

he changed his name several times. both are correct depending on which year you're living in.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:12am dc pat:

it's definitely Eye Yamatsuka
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:13am dc pat:

actually, technically it's Yamatsuka Eye
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:13am Vicki:

Yamatsuka, Yamataka, etc - they are all correct, since he, Mr Eye changes his name all the time.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:14am dc pat:

jk: that's true, none of the Boredoms really stuck to one name.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:14am Mark:

Eye and his names:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamantaka_Eye
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:15am BSI:

I shall now change my name to Swami Yo Mommy.
It's definitely time.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:16am jtm:

Blimey. The music goes to that astronaut gif just perfectly.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:17am CC:

hey i'm serious. apparently Regis was a big Old Time Relijun fan back when he was in college - "back in the day" was the phrase he used.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:17am dc patatsuka:

jeeze, Eye is my age--didn't know that. My buddy was Boredoms tour manager and he seemed like he was half my age.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:18am PMD:

I like the mime idea for 7sd. In the same show you could also have a blind person and have Andy try and explain what the mime is doing!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:19am Alice Bowie:

Earache My Eye!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:20am Mark:

Hey CC, in game 7 maybe you should just walk Chase Utley, Ryan Howard ain't done shit in the World Series
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:21am JCityJensen:

morning all! - more fabulous youtube stuff :
http://www.universaloscillation.com/youcube/
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:24am CC:

mark - i don't follow baseketball. what's the reference?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:25am Mark:

Yankee pitcher CC Sabathia
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:26am Vicki:

are you mixing David Shea in there?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:27am Ken:

Enough Hockey talk or I'm throwing on the Dylan Xmas CD!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:27am bw:

Mornin Ken
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:27am Ne-guh-tor:

Teletubies!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:28am CC:

ah, i see. all i know about baseball is that it occasionally interferes with my tv watchin.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:29am annie:

ok, do i go out and fix the greenhouse or stay in and continue the madness that is ken's show?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:30am jtm:

Oh. My. Fucking. God.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:31am Vicki:

shit
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:31am you played that on purpose:

nnooo!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:31am CC:

and yes, enough with the balls talk, i do not want to hear that bd christmas cd...oh, man he did it...
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:31am Sonar:

Aiyeeeeee!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:31am Cecile:

this is awesome.
Awesome.
as great as any Leonard Nimoy record.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am trs:

Released in 2009? November or maybe July or August?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Ne-guh-tor:

Bob D. is CASHIN' IN!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am BSI:

I figured we were doomed as soon as I heard that decisive SNAP of the disc leaving the jewel case. ... doomed....
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Mark:

Little Drummer Boy next please!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Maria D:

i'm crying. crying.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Duke:

Oh No! What did we do? We're sorry Ken.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Chris - Bristol:

Yes! Have you got any of James Brown's Funky Christmas?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am lisner bryan:

are you all craZy? that was amazing! holy christ indeed.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am Cecile:

more, more!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:32am mark in kingston:

Is he pretending the snow man is jackson brown?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am annie:

i think it's his johhny cash phase, which only means it can get worse... he;ll be singing the standards next
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am Bad Ronald:

That's what happens when you do too many Mandies!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am Cecile:

@bryan, ITA!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am Mark:

I thought he did retire after Blood on the Tracks, or at least stopped trying.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am bb:

ohhhh good lord of hell

is going to make it through this song even?!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am Sonar:

Is it Dylan doing a Tom Waits impersonation?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:34am em:

is this a tom waits album??
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am bw:

thanks for kicking off the holiday season!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am BSI:

Send the Dylan Xmas record to Eye for a remix. Stat!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am Lizardner Dave:

I think Dylan's giving the profits from this to charity.

Also, I actually like the last three or four records he's done. He finally completed the transformation from Jewish midwestern protest singer to old black bluesman. I like it.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am jojo:

Please tell me you are doing this, or is this uncut?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am lisner bryan:

I think it would be better if he forgot some words and just started humming. I think this shit is awesome. I can't wait to get it.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am Mark:

this is so awful it's great
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:35am Cecile:

@bw, take out the work "off"
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:36am -max-:

You will pay, Ken. Just sayin'...
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:36am ?:

I can take Dylan's croaky voice but its the arrangements and Lawrence Welkian strings & singers is what puzzles me.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:36am Peter:

This has to be the worst record ever. How great is that?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:36am Parq:

Wow, this is even worse than BB King's Xmas disc.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am CC:

oh man, the quality control folks at dylan industries was sleepin on this one.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am Randy Savage:

Dylan sings Christmas tunes .... Oh Yeah!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am Listener Dave from NH:

"No, that's not bad enough."
Really? Because that's some bewildering schlitz.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am Vicki:

he should have done it with Jean Jacques Perrey
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am lightning494:

Isn't most of Christmas just as crappy as this record? Maybe he's just being a good Jew and destroying Christmas.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:37am Cecile:

that was awesome, ken.
awesome.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:38am Vicki:

I think he's done it for the exact reaction that everyone is giving
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:38am suit:

arent they giving this cylan christmas thing away at some bank? but you are right.. he deserves our undying respect
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:38am Vicki:

btw he is a Jew, yes - but he converted to Christianity a long time ago
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:38am Lizardner Dave:

And while this Christmas record isn't any damn good, I'll hazard a guess that if Devandra Banhart put out the same record the hipsters would be falling all over themselves to praise it and it would get a 10 on Pitchfork.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:39am -max-:

Ah, Wire! The perfect musical palate cleanser!
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:40am Joan:

ken, those songs were just horrible. Thank you for putting me in the x-mas spirit
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:40am trs:

Given how bad that was, maybe it'll make the rest of the seasonal garbage less unbearable.

I'd like to think that were true, but I know it's not.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:41am CC:

wire's easter album, good choice ken,
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:42am Mark:

In reviewing Dylan's Xmas album Ken Tucker thought it had to be a joke, he couldn't believe Dylan would intentionally make such a bad album
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:46am John:

I own a record store in upstate New York, and have lost sales by badmouthing and playing the Dylan Xmas record. Not a good business practice.
Gotta work on that.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:47am and Bob sings...:

- Harsh, The Hard Old Angel Stings
- O Little Ton of Deathlyphlegm
- I'll Be Hoarse for Christmas
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:48am Cecile:

ken, do you have any Trio?
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:52am Foreign listener K:

Eisbär to the rescue - and for Dylan's next albums, how about Neue Deutsche Welle covers.

Like this-
'Häßlich, ich bin so häßlich
So gräßlich häßlich:
Ich bin der Haß!
Hassen, ganz häßlich hassen
Ich kann's nicht lassen:
Ich bin der Haß!'

His voice would be perfect, not to mention describing his seeming attitude to his current work.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:56am dc pat:

K brings up a good point. Dylan's early work was perfectly matched to his voice. It just seems that now he's not clear on what he should be singing. and I'm being REALLY nice.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:56am esch oder anarchie!:

I smell pere ubu.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:56am Cecile:

I miss the Deutsche Welle English Language video shows we'd get when we have public access cable. There was this host named Ingo and he'd introduce these videos that were 1) drugged up happy people dancing to techno in the streets for the Love Parade; 2) hip-hop ballads in German usually sung in front of a wall oozing blood or damp or both; or 3) N'Sync.
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:57am esch oder anarchie!:

btw, How come wfmu never plays any knarf rellom? HOW COME???
  Wed. 11/4/09 10:58am Jim:

Dylan's earlier stuff built up such an enormous amount of goodwill with me that I will buy whatever he sells, whether I listen to it or not.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:01am Sonar:

I don't care what anyone says - I love the Beatles!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:01am Dan B:

Oh, I've never been so glad to be on break. I missed the Dylan stuff. Whew!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:01am dc pat:

Yellow Sub is the only Beatles album I don't own so when I hear a tune off of it, it sounds fresh. This is amazzing.... all the other albums are beat into the ground for me.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:02am jk:

andy could tell you, ask him tonight
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:02am dc John:

I love the Beatles too.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:04am Gigantor:

Pleeeaze, more horrible Dylan Christmas!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:04am Bad Ronald:

"Bulldog" is one of my faves!!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:04am annie:

tell kenny g to stay home!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:04am Cecile:

Do I need to buy you again?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:06am paul:

whatever happened to the 1 minute marathon?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:06am annie:

ok, uncontrollable laughter.... that is only my initial reaction...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

One thing you could always say about Dylan, he never really gave a flying fark what people think about him or his music.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am Mark:

The latin one is the awfulest
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am PMD:

Adeste fideles - sounds like a death march
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am Mark:

Ken Tucker's other theory was parody
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am paul:

o.....m......g.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am Sonar in DC:

What I want to know if who did the arrangements to the Dylan CD?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am jojo:

latin! of course, it thought you were doing that...this is like the victoria secret adds/jokes, but a different angle
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:07am Dan B:

I hate myself and I want to die.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am stuart:

"Must be Santa" is the best song on the album
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am lewis:

joke - oh my god please let it be a joke!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

Think about, this is funny, intentional or not. I am definitely buying this.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am Mark:

This is great when done by a real polka artist
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am lisner bryan:

It's certainly the most Jewish song on the album.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am dc pat:

polk song sounds pretty good so far....oh, fuck....this is a Brave Combo tune...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:08am stuart:

you should have played more of "Must be Santa" - the break is classic.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am Azam:

Even if it is a joke, it's still rubbish. There's only so often you can laugh at badly sung song.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am Cecile:

my boss is giving me a burn of the Dylan disc.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am cribley:

It's not a Bob Dylan xmas album. It's the new Adam Sandler comedy album.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am PMD:

I would definitely buy this album for someone I hate.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am dc pat:

my vote: he's out of his fekkin mind.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am Miriam:

I agree with Stuart! I love it! I weigh in for: Joke. I kinda like it.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:09am PMD:

Oh, Bob Dylan hula-ing. What a mental picture.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am lisner bryan:

Christmas Island! This man has serious taste in xmas music. It's as good as bloated Elvis!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Mark:

a great version of "Must Be Santa":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKM4n8d5sSg
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am stuart:

it can't be a joke if all the proceeds are going to charity...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Bad Ronald:

Did he do a duet w/Triumph the insult comic dog on the disc? If not he shoulda...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am ROOFLESS:

This Christmas record, along with all bad Dylan, reminds me of
what's happened to Lil Wayne...no one stepping in to provide
some objective quality control.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Dan B:

I am not joking. I am being 100% completely serious. I am crying. Not a happy crying. A sad, sad crying.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Cecile:

This Christmas in Hawaii song sounds like something the methheads that Dog the Bounty Hunter sing in this holiday season.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Vicki:

Bob Dylan is DEMENTED.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:10am Bad Ronald:

Which charity does Bob hate so much?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:11am dc pat:

wait, the Hawaiian one is more like it.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:11am joan:

an absurdest joke maybe?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:11am Cecile:

Dog the Bounty hunter busts in Honolulu should be in there.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:11am CC:

there are bits that could be redeeming but then bits absolutely missing it
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:11am stuart:

most xmas albus have at least one Chanukah song - where is Dylan's Chanukah song?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:12am underglass:

dylan and christmas don't go together. glass and peanut butter.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:12am Gregory:

You are exactly right, Ken. It isn't a joke, but it is supposed to be fun. Everyone should be able to sing Christmas songs, no matter how destroyed one's voice is. Of course, that doesn't mean you have to buy the CD.... but I actually enjoy it.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:13am season of peace:

don't defend this bob dylan attempt at being whatever - it sucks - he sucks - he became the man - if 1960s bob dyaln heard this he'd fucking get out of this racket
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:13am Cecile:

I'm not defending it as anything.
It's lousy and it makes me laugh.
I like to laugh.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:14am lipwak:

I just missed it but if you play Hey Bulldog but only one channel, I forget if left or right is better, you can hear John howling maniacally front and center.

As for Dylan, I don't think he's considering it a joke. I've read he did it cuz they are just songs that everybody sings so it's folk music...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:14am John:

David Fricke gave this three stars in Rolling Stone.
That's almost as funny.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:15am Father Christmas:

i will be delivering dylans christmas album instead of coal to all the naughty kids this year so watch what you say.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:17am Cecile:

@john, the writers don't ever assign the stars in Rolling Stone! That's been a huge source of contention with freelancers - they write a 2 star review and suddenly it's three and a half. Or a five star record gets bumped down to three because it's different.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:17am CC:

david fricke couldn't review his way out of a paper bag
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:17am Hey Bulldog:

Whatta you say?
I say "woof"
You know any more?
Howl
That's it man you got it!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:18am Cecile:

that three-star review is definitely Papa Jann trying to keep his access to Bob open.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:20am John:

The actual Fricke review is pretty funny, especially
in his description of "Christmas Song." He seems to be taking the record seriously.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:24am Bad Ronald:

Hey, it just occurred to me, is that a young Dick Cheney in the crib guard photo?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:24am Dominick:

That's Talulah Bankhead isn't it?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:24am thelma:

Ken, Note the lyrics change in "Winter Wonderland" from "Parson Brown", to "an "he's a clown." Does this mean Dylan's mood is humorous and anti-clerical?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:27am joan:

The photo is marlene dietrich isn't it? Love the thai soul - maybe I'll get some Thai food for lunch....
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:29am Ken:

No, I dont think it's Dietrich.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:29am Mark:

I thought it was Joan Crawford
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:30am Denise in Washington, DC:

Could it be a drag queen? Or Tallulah Bankhead? (Not that there's much difference.)
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:30am joan:

for sure it's dietrich. I'll bet you a Thai lunch
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:31am Parq:

Wow, does Megan know about this cover of "Crazy"? She's doing a "Crazy" theme on UTP tomw AM.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:31am trisha:

It IS Marlene Dietrich God Bless Her
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:31am annie:

which picture is that?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:32am Mark:

Joan Crawford was a drag queen wasn't she?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:32am dc pat:

that's TOTALLY Dietrich.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:33am dc pat:

if I'm wrong, I'll eat my Bob Dylan Xmas record.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:34am Sonar in DC:

Definitely Dietrich
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:34am Dum Dum Guy at the Gates of Dawn:

It is Phyllis Diller.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:34am Bryant:

It's Marlene Dietrich, shot in Monte Carlo in 1956 by Willy Rizzo. Proof (scroll right):

http://www.willyrizzo.com/Portraits
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:35am Ken:

Way to go Bryant! Even if I prefer it to be Phyllis Diller.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:36am Unclear on the Concept:

Patsy Cline was a contralto?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:37am tOm:

Patsy's beauty shines thru even slowed down
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:37am Bad Ronald:

Dammit, I wanted to see if that Dylan disc tasted any better than it sounded!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:38am -max-:

Parq: Been meaning to ask you...on my way home from Saturday's record fair I found that I had your FMU ID sticker attached to my jacket. Was that placed there or accidental?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:40am Parq:

-max-, was that you? Miss Kryss told me about it the next day, without identifying the recipient. I promise it was accidental. What a strange coincidence!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:40am dc pat:

Bad Ron: yeah, phew! thanks Bryant...
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:44am An Anonymous Party:

Y'all got any Johnny Debitcard?
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:45am Ike:

Lizardner Dave @10:38 -- HA! It's SO true!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:47am Denise in Washington, DC:

The reverb is definitely working. It's bouncing back and forth between the two speakers on my desktop.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:51am Lizardner Dave:

Thanks Ike.

And now, news that Radio Is Not Dead!

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=116763
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:55am Meghan:

Hey Parq.... i heard it! There are many many versions of Crazy... haven't heard that one before!
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:56am Cecile:

ah, hatrack. Pretty good band.
  Wed. 11/4/09 11:57am Ken:

Thanks for all your comments everybody. Hope to see some of you at the UCB Theater tonight!
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:00pm CC:

man, im late for my dylan christmas album recovery group. thanks ken!
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:01pm paul:

i think there needs to be a dylan vs the may or jersey city xmas album battle
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:02pm Bob Dylan:

Gotcha!
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:02pm thelma:

Dylan has proved that he can record any junk and get airplay.Whddaya exect for charity, art?
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:02pm Mark:

Bob sounds like he needs a high colonic
  Wed. 11/4/09 12:03pm Lizardner Dave:

Whaddya expect for art, charity?
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