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Options July 4, 2012: "No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." (Ronald Reagan)

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James Flora, untitled acrylic on canvas, n.d. (ca. 1990s)

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Charnett Moffett  The Star-Spangled Banner   Options The Art of Improvisation  0:02:33 ()
Antonio Fiornascente and R. Stevie Moore  Disaster in the U.S.A.   Options The Future Is Worse Than the Past  0:06:25 ()
John Murphy, piano  Eubie's Lucky Day (Rag Obsession)   Options William Bolcom: The Complete Rags for Piano  0:08:49 ()
 
B.J. Snowden  America   Options In Memory of My Father & My Life in Canada's Atlantic Provinces  0:18:36 ()
Joy & the Spider  You Are My Sunshine   Options Upstairs at Larry's: Lawrence Welk Uncorked (various artists)  0:21:08 ()
Chris Isaak  American Boy   Options Always Got Tonight  0:28:05 ()
The Joy Poppers  Feel For Nature   Options Sidonius  0:31:04 ()
Sleeping Timmy (with Aly Rose)  Penny Lane   Options I Buried Paul  0:36:04 ()
The Three Suns  Caravan   Options Space Age Pop Volume 2: Mallets In Wonderland  0:38:52 ()
 
Brian Dewan  Big Rock Candy Mountain   Options Words of Wisdom  0:45:10 ()
Sylvia Boshers  Wake Up, America   Options I Want To Be A Singer (Irwin's 2012 marathon premium CD)  0:47:51 ()
Glen Campbell  Times Like These   Options Meet Glen Campbell  0:50:49 ()
Advertising  A.R.T.   Options Advertising Jingles  0:53:54 ()
 
Peter Grudzien   Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere   Options Songs in the Key of Z  1:00:19 ()
Noel Coward  What's Going To Happen To The Tots   Options Noel Coward Songs  1:02:19 ()
Jonathan Coulton  Over There   Options Smoking Monkey  1:05:45 ()
Go Home Productions   (I Am The) Trampoline (To The Other Side)   Options GoHomeProductions.co.uk  1:09:31 ()
Josh Turner  Firecracker   Options Everything Is Fine  1:13:09 ()
St. Etienne  I've Got Your Music   Options Words and Music by St. Etienne  1:16:27 ()
 
The Frank Cunimondo Trio featuring Lynn Marino   Animal Crackers in My Soup   Options Feelin' Good  1:22:59 ()
The Bird and the Bee  So You Say   Options Please Clap Your Hands  1:24:47 ()
Tiny Tim  The American Pioneer   Options God Bless Tiny Tim: The Complete Reprise Recordings  1:28:01 ()
Gene Autry  Don't Fence Me In   Options The Essential Gene Autry  1:29:42 ()
Brad Paisley  Welcome to the Future   Options American Saturday Night  1:32:25 ()
Brother Dege  The Star-Spangled Banner   Options En Francais  1:38:05 ()
Norman Blake  You Are My Sunshine   Options O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack)  1:40:39 ()
 
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra  Sotho Hotho Ro   Options Bum Bum  1:48:19 ()
The Bran Flakes  Very Very Very Pretty Petticoat   Options Raymond Scott Rewired  1:52:20 ()
Claire Judice  Autumn is the Cat   Options Songs from the Kitchen Stool  1:54:34 ()
Seeburg Style 'K' with pipes  Missouri Waltz   Options Musee Mecanique: The Zelinsky Collection, Vol. 3  1:56:35 ()
Stories  What Comes After   Options About Us  1:58:56 ()
John Davis  Danse des Nègres: Caprice de Concert   Options Marshfield Tornado: John Davis Plays Blind Boone  2:01:06 ()
Dinah Washington  Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do   Options The Fats Waller Songbook  2:06:04 ()
Bo Diddley  Ain't It Good to Be Free?   Options Ain't It Good To Be Free?  2:09:44 ()
 
The United States Of America  The American Metaphysical Circus   Options The United States of America  2:18:26 ()
Supreme Beings of Leisure  What's the Deal?   Options Supreme Beings of Leisure  2:23:04 ()
Peter Palmer and Stubby Kaye (musical director: Lehman Engel)  The Country's in the Very Best of Hands   Options Original Broadway Cast of "Li'l Abner"  2:26:44 ()
Tan Sleeve  American Blood   Options Tan Sleeve  2:32:00 ()
Billie Holiday  God Bless the Child   Options Sixteen Most Requested Songs  2:35:44 ()
Brian Dewan  Tobacco's But An Indian Weed   Options Words of Wisdom  2:38:45 ()
Amanda  Mrs. Quad   Options Don't Mess With the Power Child  2:41:50 ()
Steppenwolf  Renegade   Options Steppenwolf 7  2:45:39 ()
Stephen Bennett  The Star-Spangled Banner   Options Good Wood  2:52:10 ()
Hank Williams  No, No Joe   Options Hank Sings About America  2:53:11 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 7/4/12 3:08pm Vince Furnier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HImhpJAY89I
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:10pm RWR:

Shit, did I say that? My memory's not what it was.

Totally true, though, whoever the fuck said it.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:11pm Mitt:

I've been practicing in front of hotel room mirrors to try to sound just like Ronnie. Not sounding too close yet, but hey -- I still have five months...
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:11pm Alison Porchnik:

Psst. you spelled "lucky wrong. Or John Murphy did.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:12pm seang:

Ragtime rules
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:15pm dc pat:

Oh yeah...it's Wednesday...
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:15pm dc pat:

Here we go...
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:16pm Alison Porchnik:

I always have that urge.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:16pm Losers:

Fuck freedom. Send OPM.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:17pm Alison Porchnik:

Independence from co-dependence
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:19pm Alison Porchnik:

If we walk out of the room, how are we supposed to listen to Irwin? It's a trick.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:19pm listener mark:

Remember the War of 1812!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:21pm G:

@mark: You know, after we won that one, Britain decided to ally with us rather than keep trying to get revenge for the Revolution. As Joe VP might put it, that's really a BFD.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:23pm seang:

Massachusetts represent
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:24pm Ike:

Oh B.J. Snowden! "America/ a place where you can be." Hell yeah! Damn straight.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:25pm Detroit Mac:

54-40° or fight!
Remember the Maine!
The only good Indian is a dead one.
Kill a Commie for Christ.
I cannot tell a lie.
The South will rise again.
This land is your land.
God bless America (not including Canada and Mexico)
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:26pm listener mark:

If the Confederacy had won in Gettysburg, Britain and France would have recognized the independent South. Extending loans and the support of the French and British navies. Eventually the North would have sued for peace.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:27pm Detroit Mac:

Oh yes... I forgot the Fugs: "Kill for Peace!"
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:28pm G:

I didn't quite hear that, mark. Your pointed hood muffled the wording :-P
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:30pm Alison Porchnik:

Finally - some REAL American music!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:31pm Irwin:

Durn'd strait!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:32pm seang:

Honky Tonkin baby
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:32pm Alison Porchnik:

Even that "jazz" music was co-opted by those Euro-peeans. C&W is the only untainted music left.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:33pm Butthead:

heh heh taint...
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:35pm Detroit Mac:

Oh come on Alison! I'm an Oscar Meyer Weiner is real 'merican and not C&W.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:38pm Droll:

Alison, Don't be so hasty with that generalization: Lovely Miss BJ Snowden is pure as the driven snow. Not that Chris Isaak sold out, but that tune would sound an awful lot like a power pop tune without the taint of his twang.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:41pm Kobayashi:

Hey Irwin! Happy 4th! I've got my 'FMU Flora T shirt on today too.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:41pm Detroit Mac:

I have to always remind myself the Jim Flora was color blind (and to remember to steal his color palette choices in my work.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:41pm Alison Porchnik:

@ Detroit Mac: But the hot dog has German origins. @Droll: I don't mean anything I write here. When not on this comment board (which is 99% of the time) I prefer to think of jazz as uniquely "American" music. Just as the kazoo is the only truly American musical instrument. @Irwin: Yay for Three Suns!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:42pm Michael:

Damn auto nick! Hi from me too Irwin!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:42pm Listener John:

That part where they sing "And the banker never wears a mac" in "Penny Lane" means that Paul is dead. A "MAC" -- A "MACCartney." Get it? I mean, the album was called "I buried Paul," weren't it?
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:44pm Alison Porchnik:

What about a GF cake?
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:44pm Detroit Mac:

Next you'll be telling me that Pizza and Hamburgers are not american! Go 4th and have one swell forth (all around the world)!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:45pm Alison Porchnik:

Pizza was invented in Providence, RI.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:46pm Alison Porchnik:

YAYYAYAYAY!
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:46pm seang:

Is anyone gonna play Vic Chesnutt's song, "Independence Day"?
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:47pm Alison Porchnik:

This song expresses Irwin's political leanings to a T.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:51pm Listener John:

Detroit Mac, Read the article "Why your hamburger hates America" from the Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/your-fourth-of-july-hamburger-is-un-american/2012/06/29/gJQAPsi8BW_print.html .
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:53pm Droll:

. o O (The hamburgers hate us for our FREEFORM! I mean FREEDOM!)
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:55pm Michael:

Like this tune - there I said it. So sad re: Glen now too.
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:57pm A.R.T.:

http://i.imgur.com/0Qcn0h.jpg
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:57pm Alison Porchnik:

My friends, what is hamburger? Chopped ham? No - chopped steak! And what's better on steak than A-1 Steak sauce?
  Wed. 7/4/12 3:58pm Ike:

@A.R.T. @3:57, thanks for that link! That is a real true-blue illustration of great American awesomeness! As a true patriot, I gotta say, goddammit, let's all give A.R.T. a round of applause! HELL YEAH, AMERICA!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:00pm A.R.T.:

@IKE - My pleasure, more images here:
http://imgur.com/a/r15rj
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:01pm Droll:

Alison, Cracked black pepper? Hollandaise sauce? Balsamic vinegar reduction? A-1 is pretty low on the list actually. But if you get cake and A-1, well, that's another deal altogether.
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:01pm Ike:

Meat Glen Campbell?! Mmmm!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:01pm seang:

Stryper loves Jesus
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:02pm Listener John:

I don't think this is what Elton Britt was thinking when he wrote "There's a star-spangled banner waving somewhere!" Or maybe he did . . .
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:03pm Clark Barr:

Got to figure out how to Fed Ex some Twinkees to Irwin!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:04pm Alison Porchnik:

I don't eat steak. I prefer a good, medium-rare burger. No cheese anymore though - I'm lactose intolerant. My condition prompted a long discussion on the comments board several months ago.
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:08pm Alison Porchnik:

No such thing as too much mayonnaise! (I know, I'm a bad Jew.)
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:09pm Alison Porchnik:

This is a great song!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:10pm Listener John:

I second Alison's opinion: This is a great song!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:15pm King of the Non Sequiturs:

Shrimp?!? No honey, I'm coming home with crabs!!!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:29pm Alison Porchnik:

Tiny!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:31pm Alison Porchnik:

I can't tear myself away, yet I must go purchase avocados for guacamole. Damn you, Irwin, and your good playlists.
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:32pm Droll:

I wish I could remember Tiny Tim for his encyclopedic knowledge of those old songs, but like Michael Jackson, the freak show was so conspicuous.
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:35pm Some California Farmer:

http://www.avocado.org/fourth-of-july/recipes
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:37pm Droll:

To hell with cake -- I want "California Summer Avocado Pie"
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:39pm Alison Porchnik:

Thanks, farmer - I'm from the Central Valley, I know from guacamole!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:39pm Some California Farmer:

That's the spirit Droll!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:39pm Droll:

. o O (Probably more fat in the damn pie)
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:41pm Some California Farmer:

I'm sure Alison, you got me wanting some guac too. Peace!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:47pm Drew Steele:

Come on-a My House - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wc9SqIVKeM
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:53pm Alison Porchnik:

Enjoy Our Nation's Declaration of Insurrection Day, all!
  Wed. 7/4/12 4:58pm Droll:

Allison, You overthrow your municipality, I'll overthrow mine. We are the 91.1!
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:01pm Dave in PA:

That James Flora looks like it's from the Ed Emberle school
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:02pm Dave in PA:

Emberley even...
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:12pm seang:

yes sir
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:21pm noel:

Didn't you New Yorkers know that when you let Big Daddy Bloomberg do what he did to smokers that the soda-lovers were next on the list? Soon, the only thing you'll be able to eat in the Big Apple will be broccoli (apples have sugar, y'know).
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:23pm Irwin:

I regret calling Mayor Mike a jerk. I couldn't formulate the word ASSHOLE quickly enough.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:30pm steveSF:

Noel, keep your smoke and cancer to yourself. We limit alcohol purchases as a public good. Why not the poison in sugar drinks?
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:32pm Irwin:

@SteveSF: the point of Noel's gripe is that he DOES want to keep his vices to HIMSELF. As he wants you to enjoy yours, w/o nanny-staters intervening.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:35pm steveSF:

Sure, freedom is great except when you and I have to clean up for the hospital costs when he drops his cigarette into his SuperGulp while driving without a seat belt while talking on the iPhone and swerves into a school bus.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:37pm Irwin:

Thanks for the hysterics, Steve. Enjoy your Dependence Day.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:39pm Perspective:

@Irwin: If all people could be responsible, considerate citizens even 80% of the time, we could eliminate most every societal regulation and law. Clearly, we've been irresponsible, lousy stewards of the planet, greedy and selfish. "Nannies" are required for childish, selfish behavior.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:41pm Ike:

But Irwin is always responsible and considerate. And everybody should be like Irwin all the time. Therefore no regulations or oversight are needed. Ever.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:42pm mossy:

are the nannies from another planet?
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:43pm other david:

Hoping for Ernest Tubb's - America Love It or Leave It
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:45pm Irwin:

@Ike and Steve: I'm a control freak -- over my own behavior, not yours. Return the courtesy.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:46pm Dave in PA:

Amanda sounds like a juvenile female Wesley Willis...
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:46pm berlusconi's nose:

YES! Cookie Monster is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:48pm steveSF:

Irwin, happy to oblige until the Golden Rule is broken.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:51pm Perspective:

Libertarians often make the mistake of believing everyone else must feel, think and behave they way they do, so why have any government interference because "I'm just fine and dandy." Perspective is needed.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:53pm Ike:

Politics aside, Happy Explosions Day!
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:53pm All Parties:

make the mistake of believing everyone else must feel, think and behave the way they do.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:55pm other david:

Yep happy 4th chaps, from an interested observer across the pond.
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:57pm Michael:

Thanks Irwin - off to our little town's parade!
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:58pm berlusconi's nose:

awesome show dude!
  Wed. 7/4/12 5:59pm full_english_breakfast:

thank you irwin! happy 4th!
  Wed. 7/4/12 8:34pm Irwin:

@Steve, Perspective, & Ike: There's a puritanical impulse behind your sniffishness. I'll bet you guys are great fans of Prohibition. How'd that work out?
  Thu. 7/5/12 1:05pm Droll:

. o O (I had to leave and I'm catching the last hour from the archives, and I see the sniping kept going after the show, which must mean it's my turn to push on a rope)

I think the whole "debate" is ill posed because it conflates two different things: Freedom From, and Freedom To.

Go Amanda! Go CW music where quality comes first!
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