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Options August 27, 2012: No Algebra for You

Album Cover Math is hard, Timmy!


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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
  Klarinettpolka     0:00:00 ()
 
Moon to Morning
Brown Recluse  Monday Moon   Options Evening Tapestry  0:01:37 ()
Richard X. Heyman  Gravity   Options And Other Stories  0:04:17 ()
Keren Ann  Run with You   Options 101  0:08:52 ()
Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited  Sitar Jerk   Options The Spooky Sound Sessions  0:12:34 ()
Mitchell & Webb  Nazi Realization   Options That Mitchell & Webb Sound  0:15:07 ()
Brian Dewan  Wastepaper Basket Fire   Options Tells the Story  0:18:31 ()
Dennis Diken with Bell Sound  Let Your Loved One Sleep   Options Late Music  0:21:29 ()
 
Day at the Beach
Rob Mosher  Intro/Chorale No. 1   Options 31 Chorales  0:26:46 ()
Dan Deacon  True Thrush (Radio Edit)   Options   0:29:58 ()
Beachwood Sparks  Sparks Fly By   Options The Tarnished Gold  0:33:18 ()
Shoes  The Joke's on You   Options Ignition  0:37:45 ()
The Cinematic Orchestra  Manhatta   Options In Motion #1  0:41:24 ()
Rob Mosher  Chorale No. 31   Options 31 Chorales  0:52:24 ()
The Beach Boys  Isn't It Time   Options That's Why God Made Radio  0:53:45 ()
 
Can You Count to 1000?
Billy Jam with the Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia  Silver Machine   Options Marathon 2008  1:03:51 ()
Jonny  Cave Dance   Options Jonny  1:07:54 ()
Mister Tim  Enter Kazoo Man   Options Youtube video  1:18:26 ()
Tom Jones  Didn't It Rain   Options Praise & Blame  1:21:17 ()
Brenda & The Tabulations  I Keep Coming Back for More   Options I Keep Coming Back for More  1:24:29 ()
Emmanuelle Seigner  Dingue   Options Le Pop 6  1:28:52 ()
Bruce Haack/The Sound Capsule  Control the Spectrum   Options Electric Lucifer Book III Ð I.F.O.  1:31:27 ()
Gorillaz  Shy-Town   Options The Fall  1:34:58 ()
Ursula 1000  Mondo Beyondo   Options Mondo Beyondo  1:37:43 ()
LCD Soundsystem  Drunk Girls (London Session)   Options London Sessions  1:41:27 ()
Sator  Pigvalley Beach   Options Collection: Real Cool Time Revisited: Swedish Punk, Pop and Garage Rock 1982-1989  1:44:59 ()
 
Just Us Two
The Four Tops  I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)   Options Anthology  1:53:06 ()
The White Wires  And Then You Told Me   Options III  1:56:54 ()
 
Acid Crime Scene
Leo Zero  Let's Go   Options Acid Life  1:59:20 ()
Monophonics  They Don't Understand   Options In Your Brain  2:05:22 ()
Los Straitjackets  Jet Set   Options Jet Set  2:09:41 ()
The Evil Streaks  Danse Macabre   Options Talk to the Dead  2:12:17 ()
The Intelligence  (They Found Me in the Back of) The Galaxy   Options Everybody's Got It Easy But Me  2:14:50 ()
Los Straitjackets  Für Sophia   Options Jet Set  2:17:24 ()
John Schnall  Track 3   Options Midnight Matinee: Paris, Taxes  2:19:22 ()
Shonen Knife  Osaka Rock City   Options Pop Tune  2:22:33 ()
Jill Barber  Never Quit Loving   Options Mischievous Moon  2:26:10 ()
Los Straitjackets  Crime Scene   Options Jet Set  2:29:05 ()
 
Deep Deep
The Dahlmanns  Ring Ring   Options Collection: Superhits of the Seventies  2:34:11 ()
The Skeptics  I Told Her Goodbye   Options The Complete Early Years 1965-1969  2:37:24 ()
Superchunk  This Summer   Options This Summer 7"  2:39:21 ()
Guided by Voices  Hang Up and Try Again   Options Class Clown Spots a UFO  2:42:27 ()
Bailter Space  World We Share   Options Strobosphere  2:45:04 ()
Lesley Gore  Look of Love   Options Collection: Da Doo Ron Ron, More from the Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry Songbook  2:48:39 ()
Splitsville  How Deep Is Your Love?   Options Collection: Superhits of the Seventies  2:50:53 ()
  Bryggar-Antes Polka     2:54:25 ()

Listener comments!

  Mon. 8/27/12 9:01pm Matt from Springfield:

The soothing strains of "Klarinettpolka" bring us back!
All Over The MATH! Hi there PGB!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 9:03pm PGB:

First prize for the first pun!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:05pm Matt from Springfield:

After all, puns are fun!
Glad to have you back on!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 9:07pm PGB:

@Matt...I heard you loud and clear on Jim Price's Gomper Mirror today. Yeehah!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:08pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah yes, I heard myself on the Jim Price minute! It's not the length, it's how you use it!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:11pm Matt from Springfield:

As I've gotten into Flickr, I've noticed the WFMU tag and "WFMUish" category -- Jim Price goes back WAY far with the station, but he has also posted tons of old, historical, classic pics on his Flickr account jimmyboyprice. Very worth taking a look:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmypieprice/
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:14pm Richard from Venezuela:

Greetings PGB and all the listeners.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:15pm Matt from Springfield:

Bienvenidos Richard!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Mitchell & Webb Sound!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:17pm Richard from Venezuela:

Thanks Matt.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:19pm Matt from Springfield:

Incidentally...the Nazis had sickles on some of their own symbols as well.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:23pm adam:

pgb, where did you find the image for tonights episode? thanks!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 9:24pm PGB:

Yeesh. I can't remember. I've been collecting "album covers" for my shows for a few years. Isn't there some kind of reverse image lookup service from Google? Anybody know?
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:26pm Matt from Springfield:

There IS actually...thanks to commenter BadGuyZero, he told me you can drag an image into the Google Images search box and get results! Trying that now...
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:29pm Matt from Springfield:

You're welcome PGB! And thank YOU for the program!

First canned image result: "Stock Photo - Frustration, Child showing frustration, impatience, etc"
http://www.canstockphoto.com/frustration-0017685.html
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:30pm adam:

thanks pgb and matt, and badguyzero... and thanks again matt!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 9:30pm PGB:

That's great! A free-to-use image, if I remember.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:33pm Matt from Springfield:

My pleasure adam!
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:38pm Nate:

Hi PGB. With Judy listening in from Somerset, NJ.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 9:40pm PGB:

Hey, Nate! A strong signal, as always. (Thanks, technology!)
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:44pm Nate:

We're streaming (flash), actually. I do have an FM radio, but its not hooked up. It's my dad's old KLH monaural set, and the sound is amazing, so I've kept it all these years.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:48pm Matt from Springfield:

@Nate: Sounds like a cool radio, although it would be more difficult to listen to the stereo tracks that are broadcast.

THIS also sounds cool, btw.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:50pm Ike:

The FM signal can be tricky in Somerset anyway. Mono is definitely clearer than stereo there.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:52pm Richard from Venezuela:

My god. This The Cinematic Orchestra's track is mesmerizing.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:52pm Ike:

Yeah, I dig this movie music. I wonder if it's ever been used in any actual movie. It should be.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Ike!
Yes, a whole movie's soundtrack! This is like a symphony with all the different movements and moods.
  Mon. 8/27/12 9:55pm sudo:

This sort of thing plays me like a fiddle. It sucks having to catch your breath in some crummy popcorn flick just because they got a decent score.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:00pm 12539:

Manhatta is a 1921 film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv_F72BUmP4
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:01pm northguineahills:

Manahatta was the Algonquian word for Manhattan.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:01pm Matt from Springfield:

BwwwWHAT! If anything that's what high school is for!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:03pm Matt from Springfield:

Practical use of algebra, if anyone asks you:
http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2009/01/25/
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:06pm PGB:

Thanks, Matt. I can't be certain that NJ removed the Algebra requirement...just a rumor. But the "educator's" reaction to its demise had me really upset.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Excellent theremin PGB! (I can only assume that's you playing :)
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:08pm PGB:

Oh yeah.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:09pm Matt from Springfield:

@PGB: The worse part is now basic algebra will be considered "too hard" for students to even attempt.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:11pm PGB:

So the bank puts a mortgage in front of a NJ grad. Can he/she figure out if the monthly payment is correct? Or did the bank make an error in its favor?
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:15pm Nate:

Sure he can - there's an app for that.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:16pm Matt from Springfield:

"It's simple - no *doubletalk* - whatever you see on the bill, that's what you pay us. Simple as that!"
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:17pm steve:

i do a ton of math in my work, but its been so long since ive been in school, im not even sure which part of math is algebra. is it equations with equal signs in which you solve for x?
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:17pm PGB:

I worked out all my mortgage payments myself (okay, in an Excel workbook), and found a few mistakes.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:18pm PGB:

Solving for one or more unknowns...sounds like Algebra. (Or sometimes just defining the relationship between unknowns without necessarily figuring out what they are.)
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:19pm Nate:

I's people like you who put tape on their gas caps when they take their cars in for service. Positively un-american!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:20pm PGB:

Giving away my secrets, Nate!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Heavy kazoo!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:23pm Destroit:

Hello everyone, so nice to be here.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:24pm Nate:

Oof! Sorry! I suppose at that dealership there's a new item on the service interval checklist: "Open fuel door and check for tape on gas cap. If found, remove. Close fuel door".
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:24pm PGB:

After I get home, Matt, I'm going to add the link in this playlist to the video. Well done, too. Hello, Destroit!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:27pm Matt from Springfield:

Hello Destroit!
And thanks PGB, we love any kind of links at FMU!

Keep on tabulatin', Brenda and friends.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:30pm Destroit:

Tom jones related trick that I stole from a comedian: go to a diner with a jukebox...play "what's new pussycat" 8 times, then play any other song, then follow it up with 3 more "what's new pussycats". Pure gold.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:31pm northguineahills:

I was in the other room cleaning, but that Jonny Cave Dance track was epic.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:31pm Destroit:

Hello Matt!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:31pm PGB:

Now I know where I went wrong. I played it seven times then four times.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:32pm PGB:

@northguineahills: Yeah, they told me to "do the cave dance" about a hundred times. I complied.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:33pm Destroit:

You're a dj PGB, you should know how to work a room;)
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:34pm PGB:

I can always learn new tricks!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:40pm Matt from Springfield:

Oooh, liking this Ursula 1000.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:41pm PGB:

@Matt: I agree. I'm frugging in the studio.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:42pm Destroit:

Me too Matt, totally workin the room. This is great.
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:56pm Gia:

Now I need to hear some Tom Jones...
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 10:57pm PGB:

@Gia...just a bit late! Sorry!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:58pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahh, recycled riff! It's an energetic, powerful riff though, it's a good one to rip!
  Mon. 8/27/12 10:58pm Gia:

Ok...I meant MORE Tom Jones...or Monkees...or Nesmith...yeah Nesmith....
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:02pm PGB:

Dang...I'm moving away from T Jones/Monkees/Nesmith land. Come along!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:02pm Destroit:

Acid dance grinder, when in a pinch!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:02pm Gia:

Orrrr...Istanbul Not Constantinopal ...you know...because we missed Eid dinner...
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:04pm Matt from Springfield:

@PGB Well, what are we waiting for!
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:04pm PGB:

That's right. Ramadan is over! Double dang.
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:08pm ALC:

Hey PGB! Loving the show, as is the new Eagle Scout! We made it home to tune in during Tom Jones. He wants to submit music to you for your show.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:10pm PGB:

@ALC: Congrats to the new Eagle Scout and his proud father!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:10pm Matt from Springfield:

Congrats ALC and new Eagle Scout!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:10pm Destroit:

Good stuff PGB.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:12pm PGB:

@Destroit: thanks! The new bin here at the station is a treasure trove.
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:15pm Destroit:

Big crates = big ideas. That's why FMU is do fun.
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:16pm ALC:

Thanks, PGB and Matt. (Hey! Mr. Luddite actually figured out how to listen, and comment!)
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:20pm ALC:

PS - fwiw, I'd guess Emmanuelle's last name would be pronounced "say-nyea."
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Only two things are certain: Paris, and taxes.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:22pm PGB:

I need a crowd of folks here in the studio...to coach me on pronunciation.
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:36pm Matt from Springfield:

LOVE "Ring Ring"! Good choice of cover for Michael to feature.
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:37pm PGB:

There's always Irwin's version with the Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia.
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:37pm Matt from Springfield:

The u-umlaut is made by typing Alt+129 using the little numeric keyboard to the right. Or, just replace "Fur" with my "Für" here ;)
Avatar Mon. 8/27/12 11:39pm PGB:

Oh yeah. The very easier-to-memorize Windows method. Thanks!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:41pm Matt from Springfield:

Great Skeptics, slick 60s British invasion sound, like the Zombies.
@PGB No prob!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry Songbook! YES!

Awwww, it's almost time to go!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Splitsville, another great 70s cover!
  Mon. 8/27/12 11:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks PGB! Always enjoy your shows, come back soon!
Have a good night everybody!
  Tue. 8/28/12 12:00am fxo:

funny show, Peeg.
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