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Options January 25, 2012: I wish you luck. I don't care if it's good luck or bad, I just hope you have some luck.

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Drawing and photograph by Lisa Hirschfield

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Milos Vacek  Krtek a zelena hvezda   Options Krtek - Music for the Mole cartoons of Zdenek Miler (1963-71)  0:03:17 ()
Moondog  Friska   Options Rare Material  0:10:10 ()
Maxence Cyrin  Where Is My Mind   Options It's Kind of a Funny Story (soundtrack)  0:16:41 ()
Teddy Phillips Orchestra  Monitor   Options 7" UK single (1956)  0:19:30 ()
 
Craig Finn  Honolulu Blues   Options Honolulu Blues  0:25:51 ()
Magnetic Fields  Andrew in Drag   Options Love at the Bottom of the Sea  0:30:04 ()
Keel Her  Luv Fuzz   Options 2012 demos  0:32:17 ()
The Hohner Accordion Symphony Orchestra  Hora Staccato   Options Accordiorama  0:35:29 ()
Max "Country-Style" Rubin  The Pretty Rose   Options The Most Greatest Hits Ever  0:37:03 ()
Blue Cheer vs. Queens of the Stone Age  Regular Blues   Options ToToM mashup  0:38:00 ()
The Fall  Dangerous   Options Free Range EP  0:41:57 ()
 
Dan Bryk  Normal   Options Discount Store  0:51:27 ()
Thelonious Monk  Rhythm-A-Ning   Options Live at the It Club (1964)  0:54:44 ()
Kathleen Edwards  Mint   Options Voyageur  1:05:06 ()
Chris Millar  Pindicator   Options Gutterballs  1:09:45 ()
John Denver  Annie's Song (clean)   Options Scott Williams: perp  1:12:43 ()
TM Juke  Bee's On Mars   Options Forward  1:15:48 ()
Evolution Control Committee  I Want a Cookie   Options Plagiarhythm Nation  1:19:12 ()
Amanda  Cookie Train   Options Don't Mess With the Power Child  1:22:44 ()
 
8X8 (Lane Steinberg & Alex Khodchenko)  Fantastic Sun   Options 8X8  1:31:00 ()
Tom Teeley  Tales of Glamour and Distress   Options Tales of Glamour and Distress  1:34:54 ()
The Caravelles  New York   Options The Complete Caravelles 1963-1968  1:38:01 ()
Buzzcocks  Harmony In My Head   Options Singles Going Steady  1:40:31 ()
Juliet (age 8)  My First Hardcore Song   Options YouTube (prod. Rob Sharpe)  1:43:31 ()
Max Rubin  Scottish, Me Irish!   Options John Phillip Sousa Whattheheck Hits  1:44:41 ()
Eric Matthews  Fanfare   Options It's Heavy in Here  1:45:55 ()
Roky Erickson  Mine Mine Mind   Options I Have Always Been Here Before: The Roky Erickson Anthology  1:48:47 ()
 
Teddy Bears (feat. Eve)  Rocket Scientist   Options Devil's Music  1:58:04 ()
T. Gould  Dan & Joel By the Numbers   Options The SelectQuote Project  2:01:30 ()
Kaki King  Communist Friends   Options Junior  2:02:01 ()
Christina Johnson  Rocky Mountain Holiday   Options Vistadeck the Recordlady  2:06:19 ()
Johnny Dowd  Mystery Woman   Options Pictures From Life's Other Side  2:09:45 ()
Stephen Bennett  In the Court of the Crimson King   Options In-A-Gadda-Da-Stephen  2:14:10 ()
 
Aaron Roche  Trash   Options !Blur My Eyes  2:23:15 ()
Paul Rubenstein  14oxooxxoxoxxoo   Options Solo Trios (Microtonal Works)  2:25:56 ()
Rebecca Ona  Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)   Options home recording 2012  2:32:10 ()
The Moody Blues  It's Up To You   Options A Question of Balance  2:34:24 ()
Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach  Wig Wise   Options Money Jungle  2:37:57 ()
Lee Morgan  Gary's Notebook   Options The Sidewinder  2:41:18 ()
Phil Ochs  The Party (piano: Lincoln Mayorga)   Options Pleasures of the Harbor  2:47:13 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 1/25/12 3:01pm Brian:

I do -too- have a belt on...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:02pm Alison Porchnik:

Well, your pants are still falling down.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:03pm Alison Porchnik:

Good luck with that belt, Brian.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:04pm G:

But are you holding your pee in solidarity with Andy and Ken?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:04pm Caryn:

Of course, Lisa's paper seems to say that your "paims" are falling down, so don't know if that belt would help, Brian.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:05pm Alison Porchnik:

Without pants, we can only hope against hope.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:05pm northguineahills:

I downloaded the sndrk (Milos Vacek) and watched many of these cartoons a few weeks ago. Awesome fun.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:05pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I have no luck either way. I am neutral. hello.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

There is a mole on the playlist...we think he's Czech...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:06pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Mole? check. MFS? check.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:06pm Alison Porchnik:

@DCA: but are your pants falling down?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:06pm G:

Krtek a zelena hvezda = Mole and green star (Czech). So saith google translate.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:06pm Caryn:

Aw, the mole and the green star... that was a good one.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:07pm Alison Porchnik:

I mean, DCE.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:07pm Haut Buoy:

Gotta love an oboe.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:07pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

my palms are falling down, AP.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:07pm slaxiom:

Ask not what your pants can do for you...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:08pm Oboe-philiac:

YOU GOT AN OBOE I CAN LOVE??
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:08pm Caryn:

The colours in this particular animation are lovely: all deep blues and bits of green.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:10pm kat330:

Awwww, gonna cry...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:11pm Alison Porchnik:

Do not bother trying to decipher the childlike scrawl. That drawing is clearly of someone's pants falling down.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:11pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: What is the "green star" then?
(I know zelena means green in most Slavic languages, didn't know offhand what the rest meant)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:11pm kat330:

@Caryn, thanks for the Germano dingus. :)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:12pm Caryn:

This is from 1969, btw. So in the US: Woodstock. In Europe: the Mole and the Green Star.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:12pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

someone with no HEAD whose pants are falling down.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:13pm Alison Porchnik:

The head is of no consequence when you're dealing with the ass. Everyone knows that.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:13pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: It's to protect Brian's somewhat anonymity, like the news B-roll of fat people from the waist down when showing obesity reports.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:14pm G:

The Eastern bloc would never have allowed a Woodstock like event in 1969. Creative people had to do whatever they could to say some of what they wanted, without getting in trouble and/or ending up with no career in the state-controlled arts.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:15pm Randal Graves:

@Alison: You DON'T GO ass-to-head!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:16pm kat330:

Cat facts: "Each lion has a unique pattern of top whisker spots." Dec. Nat'l Geo
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:16pm Alison Porchnik:

I love the dueling threads here: Soviet-era cultural politics and headless asses.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:16pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

is that where this is going?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:16pm Caryn:

@Matt: oh man, I saw the cartoon as a kid, but essentially the Mole sees a bright green star in the sky and gets all obsessed with it. You can find the episode pretty easily online (at least youtube & vimeo have it), and it's only about 7 minutes long, so go check it out. Incidentally, the first ever Mole cartoon (the Green Star is no. 5) was "How the Mole Got His Pants". I don't think the answer was "he stole them off Brian, who wasn't wearing a belt".
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:16pm G:

@AP: Same difference :-)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:18pm Alison Porchnik:

I knew it would all come together in the end. Thanks. Caryn.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:18pm Caryn:

Ooh, nice version...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:19pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Yes, good one! Thanks for the description.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:19pm kat330:

Why does lovely never last long....
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:19pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

intentional pun, AP, or just happy coincidence?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:20pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Amanda's lurking
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:20pm Grubbus:

yes, ooh is correct!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:20pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: Now, for my Soviet-era cultural politics contribution...

"Time To Live", interesting propaganda piece on a Soviet state-sanctioned youth festival in '68:
http://www.ihffilm.com/33042.html
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:21pm glenn:

he's digging up jewels underground and finds an emerald. that would be your green star.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:22pm glenn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMURx3kqq0c
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:23pm AnAnonymousParty:

Hey, it's 1950's 'film strip music'! "Plastics, and you!"
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:24pm G:

@kat: Because "lovely" is at or near the far end of the aesthetic continuum, and middling is nearly always the largest range along any continuum. Plus there's negative in addition to middling, so the positive extreme is nearly always dwarfed, just by the random accumulation of the not-especially-lovely and the non-lovely.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:24pm Alison Porchnik:

Irwin and his beloved sconces.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Sinister Beelzebub-summoning, and fun bed music!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:24pm AndrewK:

that animation is incredible
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:25pm kat330:

When G arrives, man, s/he arrives ready! :)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:25pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

G, they should teach that in freshman algebra! that's a good equation.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:26pm Reference point:

G, your hair smells terrific!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:27pm Caryn:

Dammit, glenn's description sounds familiar. I shouldn't rely on the memories of 4-year-old me to outline cartoon plots... Maybe I should watch it again.
@and for Soviet-ear cultural politics & children, I give you a Finnish kids' choir singing a Vietnamese song about "uncle Lenin": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVnbVStaDA
Too bad youtube can't give you the full jarring experience by showing the actual choir in their sailor suits singing it...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:27pm G:

Time to Live = totally orchestrated

Woodstock = the chaos of what happened (great and not so great), despite everyone's intentions that things be some other way (including the organizers)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:28pm Caryn:

Soviet-era, not *ear*... man, my brain ain't working.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:29pm kat330:

We had a Reed day a while back, shall we have a Finn day today, Irwin?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:29pm G:

I'm never ready. I've just thought about things a lot! Memory + improvisation = utterance
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:29pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks glenn for the description.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:29pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Soviet-era ear hears all
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:30pm kat330:

Ah, but improvisation requires readiness.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:30pm Alison Porchnik:

It's Burns Night. We should have a Burns Day.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: I spin a rolodex of my memory, and pull one out at random!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:30pm v k:

find Craig Finn's voice interesting, yet one i'd be ok with never hearing again
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:31pm kat330:

@AP: not following -- something with 7SD?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:31pm velma:

This show RULES!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:31pm G:

Stephin M -- never amiss, even if his synth patches in the past could have used more work.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:32pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

now Stephin Merritt, that's an interesting voice
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:32pm daphne:

velma, where are the boys?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:33pm jan:

Mi-t-fine show, Irwin. Thnx
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:33pm velma:

They're out solving mysteries!!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:34pm Alison Porchnik:

@ Kat - no something with 18th C Scottish Lit: Robert Burns's birthday. Traditionally observed with haggis and whiskey.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:35pm Thin Lizzy:

The boys are back in town
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:36pm Bus boys:

True story.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:36pm velma:

I'm listening from California on RadioFlag.com. There's also kind of a chatroom-style feed there, but you can listen to all the other college stations too
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:37pm Alison Porchnik:

"Hey, brave Johnie lad, cock up your beaver!"
(It's about a hat.)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:38pm velma:

holy shit...the bus boys are here. where's scoobs?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Max Rubin, been awhile since we heard him!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:38pm scooby:

ruff ruff rooby racks!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:39pm kat330:

AP, got it. But are there as many musical Burns' as Finn's?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:40pm kat330:

I can hear Billy Connelly (sp?) reciting that with relish.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:40pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

nice mix me likes the big rock action
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:40pm Caryn:

Oh, let's recite Burns' Address to a Haggis... And then start our pudding discussion again. Can haggis be considered a pudding? Nah, let's just have Irwin dig up someone reading Burns. I quite enjoy Billy Connolly's Burns recitations.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:40pm Alison Porchnik:

Probably not. Maybe it would work if more people covered Robert Burns songs.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:42pm kat330:

That Queens dude is giant tall IIRC.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Great mash-up, makes Blue Cheer's version even harder than before!

@Caryn: I don't know if food baked in intensines can ever be considered a "pudding", to recall the last conversation about this.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:42pm Haggis:

Well stuff me in turkey and call me dressing!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:43pm Alison Porchnik:

Is kishka pudding?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:43pm Haggis in a Tardis:

Call me anything you like, but call me for dinner on time.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:44pm G:

Many probably know this, but the release date on that new Mag Fields CD is March 6th. I got an email from them about it late last year, but had forgotten the date, and just looked it back up...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:45pm Many:

Old news.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:49pm G:

THE Many Ramirez?
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:49pm Matt from Springfield:

NEW Jersey?? I thought Jersey City was in OLD Jersey, otherwise wouldn't it be New Jersey City?!! And to think I was supporting the Channel Islands by supporting FMU...
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:50pm backporch:

haha
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:50pm Crotch Cams:

Will no one rescue us out of this position???
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:50pm Alison Porchnik:

New Jersey was a gift to Bonnie Prince Charlie. Obviously he didn't take very good care of his toys.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:51pm EAS:

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:51pm kat330:

Hora Staccato: I was musing that Weird Al might be able to do a Hava Nagila parody on The Artist director, Hazanavicius
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:51pm Matt from Springfield:

1973 technology, judging by that modem sound, the original "modulator-demodulator" probably was developed around that time.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:52pm Alison Porchnik:

no we heard it, Irwin.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:52pm kat330:

Nope, YOU HEAR IT LOUD AND CLEAR!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:52pm Dan B From Upstate:

We do hear the test on the web!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:52pm Torbjørn:

Test tone for the emergency system is quite audible on the internet stream, thank you very much. I, for one, think it's quite nice.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:52pm Dan B From Upstate:

We hear it in archives, too!
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:53pm Caryn:

Well, according to the original meaning of "pudding", any meat or offal encased in a sausage casing, intestine or other such item is a pudding. And according to the second meaning, any dish that consists of a mixture of grains or starches and other items is a pudding. Haggis falls into both categories.
@AP: true. There's a few versions of Burns' songs available, but not necessarily right for Irwin's show. Eddi Reader's covered quite a few Burns songs.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:53pm Caryn:

And yep, emergency test very audible, thanks.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:53pm G:

Wouldn't miss it for the world. A useful reminder of how efficient and with-it our overlords are.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:54pm Alison Porchnik:

I forgot - blood sausage is also called blood pudding. So that confirms it.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:54pm G:

@Caryn: That's really offal.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:54pm Matt from Springfield:

@Alison: James II actually--"Bonnie Prince Charlie" led a Jacobite rebellion and probably wouldn't get a colony named for him.

Actually it has to do with the island of Jersey remaining loyal to Charles II during Cromwell's Commonwealth.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:55pm aloha:

I heard it (the emrgency broadcast)

HAIL SATAN this evening.

He toght me to surf.
mahalo, aloha

Rusty
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:55pm AnAnonymousParty:

Maybe before we let the gubment get involved in modernizing our power distribution system, we should let them take a crack at the EAS first. Oh, wait ....
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: Good point, though besides blood pudding, the term isn't really used now; perhaps, "pudding classic"?

@G: HA! :)
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:56pm Stanley:

@Caryn: I don't remeber hearing Eddi Reader on WFMU before. She has a wonderful voice and has made Ae Fond Kiss her own.
  Wed. 1/25/12 3:56pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: Offaly is in Ireland, is everything they eat there offal?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:00pm G:

Awfully.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:00pm Alison Porchnik:

I stand corrected. I was thinking of Charles II. Bonnie Prince Charlie was Charles III. We're not going to get into another argument about Scottish History again, are we? Charles gave NJ to someone else, actually.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:01pm backporch:

Can we argue about THE FALL instead?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:01pm Caryn:

@G: heh!
@Stanley: too true
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:02pm Alison Porchnik:

Did you know Mark E. Smith was born on the Isle of Jersey?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:02pm G:

Opening of Ireland's _Ulssyes_: "Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. [more variety meat content omitted] Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine."
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:04pm backporch:

That's not how it opens. It opens with "Stately, plump, Buck Mulligan"
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:04pm G:

Opening of the hero's part. The first three episodes are prologue.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:06pm Alison Porchnik:

Ah, comments board has become a British and Irish lit. debate. All is going according to plan...
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:06pm kat330:

Don't feel like touching the keyboard when Monk's on one.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:07pm Alison Porchnik:

All that grad school weren't for nothing after all.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Groan!! Burns Night, now Bloom's Day...just give some whisk(e)y already! I'll even pretend to be interested in it like you literary types!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:07pm Stanley:

@Alison: Jersey's also famous for creamy milk, new potatoes and tax avoidance.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:09pm kat330:

That's why Irwin should just slip us a Mickey Finn, and all the fighting will cease.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:10pm Alison Porchnik:

I've been there! It's also got an amazing Nazi occupation industry. My favorite island is Alderney, where normal people live.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:12pm kat330:

Irwin, are Ken & Andy liquid loading yet?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:13pm Matt from Springfield:

Yes! I'll send some coffee over to Ken and Andy. They must start NOW!!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:14pm Matt from Springfield:

And YES!! The "censored" Annie's Song, I love this one!
Did Scott Williams put this together then?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:14pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

funny!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:14pm Caryn:

Oh lord, now we're going to fight about "Ulysses"? Finally, those Irish lit. courses I took in college pay off! Actually, please don't.
@Stanley: And "Bergerac".
But inspired by Burns & Connolly, and Ken's show's comments board, I think someone should do a McGonagall show. Maybe Mary Wing? The definition of poetry that's so bad, it's good. McGonagall was the Ed Wood of poetry. We could start with Connolly doing the infamous "The Tay Bridge Disaster": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRKxzL1plKk
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:15pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

that Scott...
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:15pm channeling Milton Okun:

not quite remembering these lyrics this way
Avatar Wed. 1/25/12 4:16pm Joe McG:

@Matt: Yes, this is one of Scott's all-time greats.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:16pm Alison Porchnik:

Excellent idea, Caryn.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:16pm Caryn:

Oh lord, "Annie's Song" is the ring tone on my mobile phone... It's a hand-down from my mother-in-law, and "Annie's Song" was her and my dad's wedding dance.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks Joe! Always "Mr. Listener Services"! :D
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:17pm G:

For excellently horrible poetry, try Amanda Ros.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:18pm Caryn:

For really horrible poetry, try the Vogons.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:18pm kat330:

@Caryn: Let me guess -- Ani or Anneli?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:19pm Caryn:

@kat: actually neither, Kirsi. It was just their song for some reason.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:20pm kat330:

The former name is J.T.'s aunt and the latter his mother.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:20pm Matt from Springfield:

ECC!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:20pm G:

Does Amanda want a cookie?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:22pm Caryn:

But seriously, there were only two songs programmed into the phone, so it was either "Annie's Song" or "Tears in Heaven", and I'm not having a maudlin song about a dead kid as my ring tone. I'd be depressed all the time.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:23pm kat330:

Well, I understand our Prez' recent idol moment is now a ringtone.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Followed by COOKIE TRAIN!!
You'll go INSANE! INSANE! INSANE!!!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:24pm Caryn:

Next, a song by the Cookie Monster! I'm guessing.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:25pm Cookie Monster:

Me want cookie! What is sex?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:25pm Laura L:

Got milk?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:26pm Matt from Springfield:

INSANE, child!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:27pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

great, now I'm picturing Cookie Monster sex, thanks comment board!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:29pm Caryn:

@DCE: well, it could be worse, that imagery could include Amanda in some disturbing way...
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:30pm George of Troy:

C is for 666! http://youtu.be/fXEyxpLHtM4
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:31pm Devo:

Too bad the ECC didn't step in before Amanda's parents started breeding.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:39pm G:

I know an Amanda Hater comment when I read it. At least you included ObComedy, though. Redeeming social value!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:40pm Matt from Springfield:

The Caravelles are great, amazing voices and arrangements!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

@Devo - Poo on you.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:41pm Matt from Springfield:

@G: "Obstetric Comedy"?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:42pm kat330:

Buzzcocks, yes!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:45pm kme in chi:

Yes! I heard this for the first time the other day. I knew it'd find its way into your show, Irwin. :)
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:45pm Pedo Bear:

I like that youtube video.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:46pm Matt from Springfield:

Juliet's already better than 95% of DC 101!
And a Max Rubin twin-spin! The sounds of Young America!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:46pm maggie:

LET'S OPEN UP THIS PIT!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:46pm Detroit Mac:

Saw that Juliet song on-line yesterday. Cutest Heavy Metal Banger of all time!
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:47pm kat330:

Here's another precocious youngun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkc_5ZevHy4
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:47pm G:

Ob = Obligatory. It's from the old newsgroup lingo of the 90s. If you wanted to post off-topic on say alt.music.Groupname, at the end you'd add ""ObGroupname: " and then some sincere or BS line of info or thinking about the actual group topic.

I guess the idea is, feel free to hate Amanda in the comments, but if there's some wit behind it, you're still adding something worthwhile to the overall discussion.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:47pm kme in chi:

here's another great one for the set: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQIMDTjHB6A
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:48pm AnAnonymousParty:

Coming soon to TLC, "Toddlers and Thrashers".
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:49pm kat330:

Toddlers in Spandex?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:51pm Caryn:

Oh man, remember when TLC actually meant "The Learning Channel"? For years now, it's been multi-kid families, freakshow pageant moms and most recently, people eating their cremated husband's ashes or drinking nail polish... "Totally Lurid Channel"?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:53pm Ron White:

Even TLC can't fix stupid.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:53pm kat330:

I think Sophia Grace is Russell Brand's love child -- maybe that's what broke up the marriage.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:54pm kme in chi:

Ron: Well no.. it's just.. do they have to sell it?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:54pm G:

New network slogan: "The Learning Channel: Stuck on Stupid"
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:55pm The Economy:

SOMEONE CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!! {swoon}
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:56pm The Jews:

Eventually you are going to run out of our money.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:57pm The Russians:

We invented Vodka, we're already bombed.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:57pm Barry:

I'll let you know when we get there.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:57pm kme in chi:

Ooh I really appreciate this recap. I missed the SOTU.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:57pm Congress:

1500 page plan. Pass. Gimme money.
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:57pm zzzzzz:

Snore snore. Who doesn't miss Bush! The one who REALLY helped!!
Snore.
Use his middle name again! Islamophobe-pandering
I-R-W-I-N... I mean L-O-S-E
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:58pm Chinchilla:

indeed! Irwin from now on can I just wait to digest all relevant politikalia through your wise brain filter?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:59pm Patch Addams:

Does anyone know someone who's so into state of the union speeches, they applaud and sometimes stand up in their own living room?
  Wed. 1/25/12 4:59pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn,G: Yes, Stuck On Stupid! A lurid channel, indeed. Sad to see what's become of it. As well as "fine arts" channel Bravo, also all-reality show, all the time. To think they actually once showed Tim Roth in a taped stage adaptation of Kafka's "Metamorphoses".
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:00pm Barry:

Rocket Scientist? In my honor? Why, thank you. Call me after golf.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:02pm still b/p:

There should be a term by now for channels/networks that shift/morph down in familiar fashion after a while and go sliming/slumming.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:02pm kat330:

I'm just glad we don't have cable.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:03pm AnAnonymousParty:

"Humping the Shark"?
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:05pm Matt from Springfield:

@AAP: Good idea!
Maybe, "sludge channel", referring to a physical channel of sludge.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:05pm kat330:

Tying back to the beginning, the Offal Channel as in PLEASE turn it OFF!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:06pm still b/p:

"Laudy-drop" -- from laudable to laudanum.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:08pm AnAnonymousParty:

And when did watching people buy other people's crap become entertainment? I need a producer for my new show where I go garage sailing with my wife.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:09pm Caryn:

Christina disturbingly sounds like KiTH's Scott Thompson...
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:09pm Matt from Springfield:

Yes kat!
still b/p: "Oh, Laudy!"
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:09pm Parq:

"Rocky Mountain Holiday" is -- well, it -- I mean, it's -- well gosh, I'm not sure but it sure as heck is.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:10pm Matt from Springfield:

@Caryn: And this has the same consciously excessive Canadian-ness as the show.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:10pm Anon:

If you sing like that in Rocky Mountain parks, coyotes will eat you.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:11pm kat330:

Are there oats in the horse? Yes, there're oats in the horse!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:11pm R. Descartes:

Oui Parq! You has got it!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:13pm kat330:

@Caryn: Just saw Scott T. this morning on a DVD of Garry Shandling Show.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:14pm kat330:

[If you don't have cable, you're WAAAYYYY behind sometimes, but at least you can cherry pick.]
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:15pm kat330:

Cooooool cover!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:16pm kme in chi:

Vance has gotten me back into early Crimson. This is so perfect.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Thought this sounded familiar!--I like Stephen's guitaring and choice of song.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:19pm kat330:

Irwin, I'm leery of throwing roses at your feet in case that's a cue to go all hippie noise on us, but I have to thank you for all the lovelies today
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:20pm Mike:

That song fried my brain o.o
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:22pm Parq:

Mike, that description of tonight's 7SD fried mine.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:23pm Mike East:

Awesome King Crimson cover!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:23pm Fatal Flaw:

I think I've just been discovered.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:25pm AnAnonymousParty:

Is Aaron performing in a Star Trek transporter beam?
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:28pm kat330:

@AAP: I thought it was underneath the EBS tone, :)
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:29pm kat330:

I should have said irredeemable noise -- I quite like these last two so, ha, foiled you and your diabolical plan, Irwin!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:29pm Mike:

i don't think my call is getting through...am i on hold?
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:34pm Matt from Springfield:

PET SOUNDS COVER!!
Hooray to Rebecca Ona! What a great singer!
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:35pm Irwin:

Rebecca (Steinberg) is Lane's daughter.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:38pm kat330:

One of the first singles I ever bought was "Go Now."
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:40pm PB:

I loved the Moody Blues back in my high school days in the early 70s. One of the better "prog rock" bands.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:44pm kat330:

Yeah, I guess they got a bit high concept. I was at a prime age for the British invasion: Kinks, Animals, Stones (bocoors), Beatles (bocoors), Gerry & the Pacemakers, etc.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:45pm L.A. L.A.:

Stiv Bators did a great cover of "The Story In Your Eyes"
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:47pm Matt from Springfield:

@Irwin: WOW, great genes and nurturing! Thanks Irwin.
I'm hearting all the Steinbergs.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:49pm PB:

@kat, let's not forget the Dave Clark Five, Manfred Mann, Billy J. Kramer etc. @L.A., that sounds very interesting, I'll have to check it out.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:53pm chris:

Phil Ochs' daughter is running for school board where I live... just sayin'... kinda whacky song may explain some stuff
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:54pm kat330:

I believe I revealed this to Irwin, but my first "rock" concert as a teen was Herman's Hermits -- hey, ya takes whatcha gets around these parts -- opened by Sonny & Cher (in her cavewoman boots).
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:54pm PB:

Saw that documentary about Phil Ochs, he had some serious mental issues.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:55pm kat330:

I'm thinking maybe Peter & Gordon were also on the bill, but that was, well, many moons ago.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:57pm PB:

I don't want to live in a "world without love".
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:57pm Love:

every rose has its thorns
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

@PB: I don't care what they say; I won't stay in a world without love.
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Great show Irwin!
And now, time to listen to the agony of 7SD--oh wait, that's every Wednesday...
  Wed. 1/25/12 5:59pm G:

Andy's cheating? DUH
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