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Options July 18, 2012: Raymond Chandler, born July 23, 1888

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(Philip Marlowe enters his office:)
"The smell of old dust hung in the air as flat and stale as a football interview. I opened the inner door and inside was the same dead air, the same dust along the veneer, the same broken promise of a life of ease. I opened the windows and turned on the radio. It came up too loud and when I had it tuned down to normal the phone sounded as if it had been ringing for some time. I took my hat off it and lifted the receiver."

  — Raymond Chandler, The Little Sister (1949)

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Andrew Bird  Fitz and the Dizzyspells   Options Noble Beast  0:03:20 ()
The Vaccines  Wolf Pack   Options What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?  0:06:57 ()
Richard and Mimi Farina  Hard Lovin' Loser   Options Complete Vanguard Recordings  0:09:02 ()
St. Etienne  The Last Days of Disco   Options Words And Music By Saint Etienne  0:13:33 ()
Television Personalities  Honey for Bears   Options Closer to God  0:22:36 ()
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra  Saturn Hoola Hoop   Options Bum Bum  0:26:01 ()
The Joy Poppers  Poor Orange Oriole   Options Ice Cream Eaters  0:29:29 ()
Dave Clarke (with Chicks on Speed)  Disgraceland   Options Devil's Advocate  0:36:09 ()
Julia Marvel  Closer to the Action   Options The Turkey Sessions  0:39:08 ()
Pascal Comelade  Un La Minimal Nu / L' Espinosa Etica De La Espina   Options El Cabaret Galactic  0:42:21 ()
Moondog  Pastoral   Options Moondog 2  0:46:44 ()
Alva  Charotcha / World of Lonely Afterthought   Options Slattery for Ungdom  0:49:38 ()
Brian Dewan  Blue-Haired Boy   Options Words of Wisdom  0:53:44 ()
Rufus Wainwright  My Phone's On Vibrate For You   Options Want One  1:00:53 ()
Zwerg  I's the B'y   Options Whims 'N' Words  1:03:34 ()
Morrissey  The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get   Options Vauxhall and I  1:05:59 ()
Lee Michaels  Didn't Know What I Had   Options Barrel  1:09:48 ()
Estrogen Jihad (DJ Keilidh)  Flume (Bon Iver)   Options Estrogen Jihad  1:13:25 ()
Max Richter  Ionosphere / Harmonium   Options Songs From Before  1:16:02 ()
8X8 (Lane Steinberg & Alex Khodchenko)  The Laws of Attraction   Options 8X8  1:21:32 ()
XTC  Radios in Motion   Options White Music  1:32:53 ()
Project Veritas  Earth Supply and Renewal   Options Project Veritas  1:35:33 ()
Rainmakers  Government Cheese   Options Rainmakers  1:36:44 ()
Stark Reality  Junkman's Song   Options Now  1:39:46 ()
The Bravery  Time Won't Let Me Go   Options The Sun and the Moon  1:47:04 ()
Yo La Tengo  Barnaby, Hardly Working   Options Fakebook  1:51:14 ()
Marmalade Souls  Daydreams   Options In Stereo  1:56:01 ()
Harry Nilsson  You Can't Do That   Options Pandemonium Shadow Show  2:03:08 ()
Youth Lagoon  The Hunt   Options The Year of Hibernation  2:05:03 ()
Freddie Mercury  Goin' Back   Options Freddie Mercury Solo: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs  2:09:27 ()
Jeff Lynne  Lift Me Up   Options Armchair Theater  2:12:54 ()
Metric  Breathing Underwater   Options Synthetica  2:16:43 ()
The Kinks  Mr. Pleasant   Options The Kink Kronikles  2:20:21 ()
Tom Jones  Lift Me Up   Options The Lead and How to Swing It  2:23:19 ()
Sam Ulano  The Three Little Bears / Little Red Rhumba Hood   Options Drum's Fairy Tales  2:31:34 ()
The Knickerbockers  I Can Do It Better   Options Rockin' with the Knickerbockers  2:35:54 ()
Robyn Hitchcock  Raymond Chandler Evening   Options Uncorrected Personality Traits: The Robyn Hitchcock Collection  2:37:57 ()
Urbs  Tu Moi Aussi?   Options Toujours le meme film  2:41:00 ()
Killing Joke  Madness   Options What's THIS for...!  2:45:44 ()
Jason Karaban  What Do You Say (To That)   Options Shift  2:52:57 ()
The Weepies  Antarctica   Options Hideaway  2:55:48 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 7/18/12 3:00pm Carmichael:

OK, got here right at the top of the hour for once. Hiya Irwin.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:01pm Matt from Springfield:

Irwin, you remembered to play "Yes I Can, No You Can't" as the theme. Good, you passed the first part of today's sobriety test. Now, when you talk on mic, that will be the real test...
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:03pm duke:

was irwin drinking with duane? I missed the martini show because of a meeting which would have been much improved had there been martinis.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:04pm 17 0z.'er:

Irwin drinks only Mr. Pibb.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:04pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I was at the library recently and read a biography about John Coltrane. In there, it mentioned Lee Morgan and I thought "That name is familiar. He's the guy from Irwin's theme song."
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:05pm Caryn:

It's fun that Chandler was a British citizen for the vast majority of his life, including his productive writing years. You tend to think of his detective works as quintessentially American.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Hi Carm! In fact this might be a FIRST first for you here! Congrats!
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:05pm Donn:

I loved Lee Morgan in Paint Your Wagon.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:06pm Irwin:

Chandler was born in the U.S.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:15pm Laura L:

And poor Chandler had a rough time with alcohol...
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:15pm Michael:

Ever see Altman's "The Long Goodbye"? Underrated take on Marlowe I think.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:16pm still b/p:

Chandler worked with Billy Wilder on Double Indemnity, and Wilder was very much one of those interesting creatives born and raised somewhere else but whose fuel and forte seemed to be the most American of American elements. No martinis here...reduced to teetotalin' with total trivia.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Red stripe pink? Paper feed is probably running low. Needs to be refilled.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:21pm Sean Daily:

Chandler also didn't publish his first detective story until he was 45. Keep that in mind, late bloomers.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:22pm common:

I agree with the employee, Irwin.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:22pm βrian:

That's why they call it a counter. You put your money there to count it.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Well that's good to know, if you lose some money at Dunkin' Donuts, you know it will be there when you get back--they won't bother to lift it up and take it unless you hand it right to them

...and OH! There's a twist! You crazy M. Night Chusid, you!
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:25pm Mark in DC:

I agree with the "just an employee"(?) too. On the counter in pennies did you say? Bush league. Good taste doesn't give you class.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:28pm βrian:

In some places it's considered unseemly to hand money directly to someone during a business transaction.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:28pm βrian:

Now, if you tossed it on the floor, on the other hand ...
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:30pm duke:

I don't like Dunkin' Donuts coffee. If you ask for milk in it, they always put way too much in. In RI you can't throw a rock without hitting a Dunkin Donuts
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:32pm Michael:

Hey Irwin - you involved with this at all?
The Harry Partch Legacy: Microtonal Constructions and Intercultural Dialogues
A Symposium and Festival
September 19–21, 2012

Our agency got an email from the Music Chair looking for funding.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:33pm Droll:

βrian, Not just unseemly, but illegal depending on the nature of the business. And now they're closing HSBC on me, it gets tougher every day I tell ya.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:33pm Irwin:

Not involved but would love to attend.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:33pm common:

everything direction given in RI is: It's by the Dunkin Donuts. I agree, Duke.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:34pm common:

everything direction given...nice. Heat.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Chicks on Speed!
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:45pm Michael:

Yeah it looks quite interesting - wish we could fund it somehow. Couldn't figure out from the email or website if there are performances apart from lectures or presentations.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:50pm Matt from Springfield:

A Pastoral Moondog indeed. Hmm, that would be a good name for an American microbrew beer. It's hot out, need to crack me open a Pastoral Moondog Summer Brew.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Yay, "Broadcasts from the Nether-World with Irwin", on WFMU!
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:55pm Update:

Raining hard in Manhattan.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Brian Dewan!! Ha HA, not surprised a song like this comes from the mind of Mr. Dewan!
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Is this to the tune of something Stephen Foster, or other old school Americana song?
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:57pm Mike East:

huge bolts of lightening right outside the window.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:58pm McKay:

I like this old-school Tampa Bay Buccaneer orange motif. Bringing back memories of LeRoy Selmon and Vinny Testaverde.
  Wed. 7/18/12 3:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/live-camera.html shows evil-looking clouds, but no rain.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:00pm Matt from Springfield:

<Sending out psychic applause to the volunteers!>
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:01pm Ike:

No rain? Feh! I'm on the UES and we're getting soaked.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:02pm Matt from Springfield:

The electric orange of the original Bucs--what a color for football!
This particular shade is called, of course: "east orange".
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:03pm Update:

Strong precipitation in the Flatrion District. Thunderclaps. Strobe-like flashes of lightning. A Plymouth Savoy careening on two-wheels through a crowded intersection.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:03pm Droll:

Ken, Thanks -- that is cool/menacing looking. Straight out of Ghostbusters.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:04pm das:

That Joy Poppers tune was cool, whats the story on those guys?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Traffic cams around here showing some rain starting north of me, right now it's starting to get heavily cloudy outside.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:04pm Carmichael:

Rufus is a little stranger than his dad, it seems to me. Just fine with me, too.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:05pm Van Dyke:

That Want One LP was great. Go Or Go Ahead is pretty stunning.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:07pm Mike East:

its been so long since I heard this Morrissey. Brings back good memories. Thanks, Irwin.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:07pm Old Lady:

Where's the beef?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Zwerg, German for "dwarf".
Never heard of that word before, I was thinking of "Zweig" (branch), and "Zwiebel" (onion) when I saw it.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:08pm Irwin:

@das: Joy Poppers is/are one guy: Tom Szidon
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:09pm Carmichael:

He he ... I was thinking of Morrissey during that Joy Poppers song. He's still got it.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:10pm Knight:

Wasn't that a Billy Corgan band? Zwerg?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:10pm das:

  Wed. 7/18/12 4:11pm das:

@Knight, I think that was Zwerg Hole
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:16pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, another DJ Keilidh one! I was wondering just what this was. Nice and ethereal mix, great job Keili!!
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:19pm Rare Avis:

Nice Keilidh! Thank you.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:20pm Carmichael:

Zwerg is a Canadian pretty-boy named Eldon Thiele. Go to www.zwerg.ca for more info. Lots of pics of him staring earnestly and forlornly into the camera.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:24pm Matt from Springfield:

Go Lane!! And, Go Mellotrons!!
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:29pm Alison Porchnik:

It's pronounced "zverg" and it means gnome in German.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:33pm Matt from Springfield:

Gotta know where to slash, and know where to burn.
And that's just for the material that's already good...
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Exciting guest, better start making yourselves up now for his appearance, radio audience! *takes out compact and immediately starts prettying up for the radio interview in a few weeks*
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:38pm Alison Porchnik:

Ok, here comes the political-rant-disguised-as-playlist.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:39pm Matt from Springfield:

More insulting anti-government satire! Y'know, the worker who normally puts a *tree* in the hole is sick today, but that doesn't mean we're going to stop doing our jobs of digging and filling in the holes!
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:39pm Irwin:

@Alison: did you hang anyone today?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:40pm BK:

Thanks for playing The Rainmakers,and one of the best on their first album.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:41pm Curly:

The day ain't over yet ....
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:48pm ?:

@Irwin - No. Today I merely reconsidered my entire assessment of the case thus far. We'll get to the hanging tomorrow.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:49pm Alison Porchnik:

In case you weren't sure, I am also known as "?"
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:50pm Irwin:

Justice will be served. Preferably with a side of slaw.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:51pm Alison Porchnik:

I also want fries with that.
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:53pm Irwin:

Fries are off today. How about an order of Spam? If not Spam, maybe a platter of malware?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:54pm Philo Gristle:

Just Ice Cream Desserts, thanks.

Thundering here, no rain yet. Loved the first two Rainmakers albums when they came out...
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:57pm Alison Porchnik:

No fries? Jesus. And you call yourself a court of law? What about onion rings?
  Wed. 7/18/12 4:58pm Alison Porchnik:

Wow, this is so late 60's British pop.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:00pm Carmichael:

Marmalade Souls sounded like the One-Ders.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:03pm efd:

dammit, I had my speakers too low at work and between that and the thunder all I heard was "...he's got funk in his name." But thanks for the mention (I think!) nonetheless!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:03pm Matt from Springfield:

I listen to WFMU for the weather. Not that it's MY weather, I just like hearing my fav DJs read NWS reports over the Air.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:04pm Laura L:

No, we don't listen to FMU for weather and traffic, Irwin, 'cause Kenny G isn't on anymore.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:05pm ?:

I like this vintage-ish Britpoppy jag you're on.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:06pm Alison Porchnik:

That was me again, commenting as my mysterious alter ego.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:06pm Matt from Springfield:

Kenny G reading OLD, out of city weather and traffic! Even more amazing!

I think it would be cool if WFMU owned an AM station as well, they could play the typical news, sports and talk of drivetime AM, but in a funny, almost satirical kind of way to the form.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:06pm das:

that song nearly made me poke out my left eardrum with an unfurled paperclip
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Youth Lagoon! Love them!
Wish I could see them and a whole bunch of other great acts at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago last week.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:09pm Alison Porchnik:

@Matt - what you're describing is all-Irwin, all the time.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:11pm Matt from Springfield:

@Alison: Why you're right! That in itself would be great :)
Although I was imagining our WFMU DJs (or others like them) hosting morning zoo shows, news/commentary with updates, call-in sports shows, but in a fun, postmodern spirit. Unlike the commercial counterparts.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:14pm Clubfoot:

  Wed. 7/18/12 5:14pm Alison Porchnik:

Thank you for playing Freddie.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:14pm other david:

And Ken could have a weekly show dedicated to boilers!

Evenin' all!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:15pm Carmichael:

Here comes the over-processed, multi-layered wall-of-Lynne sound. Armchair Theater is actually a pretty damn good, though spotty, CD. And Now You're Gone is an amazing piece of Harrison music.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:16pm Droll:

. o O ( Nobody can see me cringing at the concept of a morning WFMZoo. I would hope Ken would burn the station down before that plan hatched )
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:16pm Mike East:

I just got an ELO record a few weeks ago. One thing that perplexes me is why Jeff Lynne has to use the "robot voice" on every song. He's got such a good voice, its not like he needs to be auto tuned or anything. Don't get me wrong it sounds awesome on some tracks, but I don't know if he needs it on every song.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:17pm Irwin:

Today: Greg Hagerty (former WFMU DJ), R.I.P. Great guy. Sorry to hear. http://tinyurl.com/GH-obit
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Evening OD!
Yep, that's the spirit! *sips martini from earlier*
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:20pm Matt from Springfield:

@Irwin: That's sad :(
Are there any Archives of Greg H., or was he on before that era?
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:20pm Droll:

Mike East, Lynne also uses the same dry and squashed drum sound everywhere, that's more his signature sound than vocoder. It's even on the WIlburys record (vocoder is not, but Dylan could use it)
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:22pm Alison Porchnik:

Kinks. Yay! So much more interesting (and better) than The Beatles, IMHO.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:23pm Mike East:

@Droll - hahaha - dylan could use it. Why has that never happened? I'd like to hear Dylan doing Neil Young's Trans.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Dash of Ray for a Spark of Wit!
@Mike/Droll: Don't know why Jeff sang increasingly processed by the end of the 70s, maybe he wanted to take his rock in a more dance music direction.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:24pm Carmichael:

TOM! Listen and learn, Jeff!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:25pm Alison Porchnik:

Oh God, now Tom Jones? You're killing me with kindness, Irwin.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:25pm Matt from Springfield:

On an XM channel last night, they played Neil Young's "Computer Age", from Trans. But they didn't show the artist/song info on the display; that happens occasionally, I think that is caused by errors in their own database or something. But that's funny, because while I knew exactly what it was, listeners who don't know about Trans will be out of luck! No easy way to look up that song by listening to lyrics!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:26pm Matt from Springfield:

@Carm: Yes! All strong voice, no processing needed or desired!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:28pm Caryn:

I remember once hearing the recordings Dylan did when he stopped smoking for a while, and his voice was completely different. Dare I say smooth.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:28pm Ike:

Irwin is tired of arguing? Does that mean it's the apocalypse?
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:32pm Irwin:

Yes, Ike, the end times are nigh.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:34pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah Sam! 92!

Ahhhh, I've heard these Drum Fairy Tales before! So THIS is the guy!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:34pm Carmichael:

Does a musical interpretation of a Raymond Chandler monologue exist? Maybe Mickey Rourke riffing off of a Rob Wasserman bass line? Just thinking out loud ...
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:35pm Droll:

. o O ( Yes, THIS is how recorded drums should sound. Take note, Jeff. )
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:36pm Ace from Al Ain:

Hey Matt--safely landed in SPFLD
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:37pm Irwin:

@Carm: Got just the thing.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:37pm Matt from Springfield:

W00t!!!!!!! Drum's Fairy Tales!!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:38pm Philo Gristle:

There's John Zorn's Spillane, but not really the same thing....
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:38pm Matt from Springfield:

Well hello Ace! Welcome back!
I didn't realize there was an airport in Springfield to land at though...(looks outside) oh, wow......
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:39pm Matt from Springfield:

Robyn Hitchcock tribute to Raymond Chandler! Bringing it all back together.
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:47pm Matt from Springfield:

Also, I didn't realize Freddie Mercury's song "Goin' Back" was a Goffin/King composition until you said it. Apparently made famous by Dusty Springfield in '66. Love the lyric "Live the days instead of counting the years".
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:50pm other david:

Dusty's version is peerless.

Although I think most people in Ireland know it because of this 80's advert:
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:52pm other david:

trust me to link to a video with no sound..
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks OD!
And this "Antarctica" song, I know this, and like this!
  Wed. 7/18/12 5:58pm Copy Editor:

Like the dude above, s.b. AntarCtica in playlist titles.
  Wed. 7/18/12 6:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Good catch, Copy Editor! CORRECT, Irwin!

Also, thanks Irwin! Great show, happy vibes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/18/12 6:20pm Irwin:

Thx, CE. Fixed.
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