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Options March 20, 2013: Early Glitchzes

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Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Bitchin Bajas  Krausened   Options Krausened EP  Permanent  0:00:00 ()
NINO NARDINI  new invention   Options Tomorrow's Achievements- Parry Music Library 1976-86 (V/A)  Public Information  0:13:40 ()
I Am Robot and Proud  Center Cities   Options The Electricity in Your House Wants to Sing  Darla Records  0:18:01 ()
Music behind DJ:
Ulrich Schnauss 
like a ghost in your own life   Options a long way to fall  domino  0:31:57 ()
Technicolor  Diagrams   Options Darla 100 (V/A)  Darla Records  0:34:08 ()
Mice Parade  Look See Dream Me   Options Candela  Fat Cat  0:38:12 ()
Fredda  Mornin Heights   Options L'ancolie  Groove Attack  0:41:46 ()
Charon Po Rantan  ?   Charon Po Rantan  Lawson HMV  0:45:21 ()
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  Jubilee Street   Options Push the Sky Away    0:49:13 ()
trop tard  J'Attends   Options Photodrame  sacred bones  1:03:54 ()
do-do  thelonian music   Options Love And Other Numbers 1980 - 1984  omni  1:07:20 ()
informatcs  Hungry Pets   Options Dance to a Dangerous Beat  dark entries  1:11:40 ()
Dobie  Stan Lee Is A Hero Of Mine   Options We Will Not Harm You  Big Dada  1:13:12 ()
Altres  Everything is   Options Archives  Altres  1:18:44 ()
RIAA  I dont give paper mache   Options Dirt Bacharach  RIAA  1:30:24 ()
ceramic hello  Ringing in the Sane   Options The Absence of a Canary  suction  1:31:37 ()
Ooga Boogas  FYI   Options Ooga Boogas  aarght  1:33:14 ()
rrayen  cuatro   Options insecta  Blip Blop  1:38:41 ()
The Trash Company  electric glide   Options earle  Trash  1:40:35 ()
Emil Richards  Happy Together   Options stones  omni  1:48:05 ()
Pazy and the Black Hippies  where is my home   Options Wa Ho Ha    1:50:27 ()
Francis Bebey  COFFEE SONG   Options African Electronic Music 1975-1982    1:53:33 ()
mueran humanos  El Circulo   Options El Circulo 12"  Vanity Case  2:06:07 ()
GR  Hymn of Pan   Options A Reverse Age  Mexican Summer  2:13:21 ()
maston  flutter   Options shadows  Trouble In Mind  2:17:56 ()
Max Load  wishing machine   Options Max Load  bdr  2:21:30 ()
charts  We Got It Good   Options PDX Pop Now! 2012 (V/A)  pdx  2:23:36 ()
        2:25:46 ()
gino and the goons  hit it   Options     2:28:58 ()
Coma In Algiers  the machine   Options christ adonis algiers    2:31:30 ()
feelings of love  the girl dont look like other girls   Options     2:35:38 ()
Repetitor  steta   Options Dobrodošli Na Okean  Moonlee  2:37:13 ()
Asta Kask  Robotar lever   Options Med Is I Magen  prank  2:39:58 ()
divorce  cactusk   Options six six sixties    2:42:13 ()
mighty fevers  Im a zombie   Options     2:46:01 ()
erkin koray  Istemem   Options Arap Saçı  Pharaway Sounds  2:48:40 ()
a rahman hassan & orkes nirwana        2:53:19 ()
Music behind DJ:
jonathan richman & the modern lovers 
Affection   Options Back in Your Life    2:56:57 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:05am Benjamen Walker:

Good Morning!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:05am pierre:

Bonjour BW in the wednesday !!!
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:06am common:

that sounded cool at the beginning there.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:08am Benjamen Walker:

Common ! hah yes I tried to blame Nachum for leaving the turntable on 45 but it didnt work
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:09am Cheri Pi:

Bonjour BW, Pierre, Common!
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:09am wizzer:

is Ken in a sanitarium somewhere quiet and calm?
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:09am common:

Hee hee!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:10am Benjamen Walker:

Ken is in Rehab - I got a late night phone call!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:11am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...inna sanitarium...staring @ an infinite # of gifs...
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:12am jan:

Benjamen- my favorite substitute teacher!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:13am northguineahills:

Happy Equinox everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:13am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Rehab - !

...that's a joke - ??
...A relaxation resort would be well-deserved...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:14am Benjamen Walker:

yes a joke our fearless leader deserves a Vacation
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:14am anarchivist:

Good morning! Love this track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:14am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Poor bastard freaked after making ODing on marathon stress.
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:14am mbw:

bonjour Benjamen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:16am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Equinox - ??
- Sweet Jehosaphat - ! We're in Aries - !

It's (technical) Spring - !

...wunna the two days a year Day & Night are Equal Length (Equi - & Nox means Night).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 9:16am Planet Tyler in the archives:

Morning BW. Haven't listened to you live in a long time. Nice treat.
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:17am common:

hello cheri!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:18am still b/p:

Good morning.
It's Been A Hard Day's Nox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:20am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

My Browser will get a gif break this week too.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:20am Benjamen Walker:

The DJ nightmare I had last night! I lost all the Marathon money!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:23am pierre:

btw; great interview with Gary Panter last show !
very inspiring.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:24am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

'The Story of English' says one reason English spelling makes as little sense as it does is because whoever first printed a word set the precedent. 'Night' comes from German 'nicht' - so spelled n-i-g-h-t - so explain *that* to the English student...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:27am DCE:

good morning. Glad for Ken getting some r&r. That fella works hard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:30am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Is Gary Panter ...vox : ) - Archived?
...I greatly anticipate my T-Shirt in the mails some time this epoch...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:32am Benjamen Walker:

yeah the archive is on the TMI page GARY PANTER is the best - what a prince
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:36am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

a.) Sorry to need spoonfeeding @ breakfast: TMI ?

b.) Your cat is very large, Mr. Walker: Are you not afraid of ending up like Penn & Teller?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:38am northguineahills:

Darla is always fun!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:38am Benjamen Walker:

<3 Darla
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:42am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

I mean Siegfried and Roy cat attack...Penn & Teller are Cat Chiropracters, apparently...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:44am Hugo:

The German word for night is "nacht", in my own language "natt".
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:44am Benjamen Walker:

Penn and Teller Cat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:44am G:

I was wondering what the hell I'd forgotten about Penn & Teller :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:48am G:

@Hugo: That Story of English quote is poppy, not scientific.

The real issue is that spelling gets decided based on pronunciation, but after pronunciation subsequently changes the spelling may be retained out of inertia or respect for tradition or to make it easier to read old books (spelling stays consistent over centuries).

In Chaucer's time (late 1300s) there was a sound in night before the t very like the last sound in "loch." By Shakespeare's day (late 1500s) it was gone. But the spelling lives on.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:49am pierre:

I saw the Gary Panter Dal Tokyo in a library in Paris (le Regard Moderne), I so want to purchase it, looks like a sort of masterpiece to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:51am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Thanx Hugo. Another Cat Person - !

...& we enjoy this - but pierre *understands* it - !...
- Wait - is this Francais?

...When yer inna hole - stop digging...

- Of Felines & Felons. Ken didn't split w/ the goods? That's the real story?
  Wed. 3/20/13 9:55am dale:

thanks for the nick cave, mr. walker - he doesn't get enough airplay
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:56am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Well - I may misrepresent 'Story of English', G. ...& ...you sound right.

- You know you been listenting to Ambient & (?) Chanson-y things for breakfast
- when Nick Cave sounds like normal PopRock...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 9:56am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Peace be with you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:56am Michael:

Seeing Cave/Seeds Sunday - should be good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 9:56am Caryn:

@Hugo: Är du svensk?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 9:57am nah:

That Charan Po Rantan track was awesome!

G: That was a concise and clear explanation. It's nice that there are slight reformations in spelling from time to time though, as in Sweden in 1906...

Caryn: Det är vi väl alla?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 9:59am Snortley:

Most other cultures have reformed their spelling, and grammar, too. Anglo cultures have done no such thing, though there was an early American movement in that direction.

English may not have been reformed for a couple of reasons. For one, xenophobia; the desire to estrange outsiders through a language difficult to learn. Then there is social stratification; when language mastery is hard, only the more educated upper classes fully master the standard dialect, and the lower classes are marked and separated by their own differing usage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:01am Asheville Jon:

a vacation in rehab? i can think of better places to go on a vacation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:01am Caryn:

@nah: hah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:01am Hugo:

In American English you occasionally see "nite" instead of "night" which is of course closer to actual pronunciation. French certainly is an example of inertia.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:01am AbeSomething:

Just tuned in, surprised and pleased to find BW on the air! A good morning gets better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:02am G:

@nah: Yeah, people have been advocating spelling reform in English for two centuries. Noah Webster changed some English spelling in the US nearly 200 years ago. But the preponderance of people seem to believe there is a right way to write, and a wrong way to write, and functionally that makes people conservative about spelling. It'll have to change at some point, but that could be several more centuries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:03am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Wot r u tahlkin bout?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:03am duke:

What a pleasant surprise to BW here.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:04am duke:

*find - not enough coffee yet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:05am G:

Exactly, French spelling and pronuciation are even farther apart than English.

Spanish and Portuguese, for example, have national academies that study this stuff and make changes slowly every few decades.

Remember when the German academy pronounced what will ultimately be a death sentence on the ß in the 90s? (It's being replaced by ss, which is essentially what ß is.)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:06am Benjamen Walker:

Michael - have fun at the Nick Cave show where is it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:06am Hugo:

Another example is the American practice of dropping the u, labor and not labour, again closer to pronuncitation.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:08am Snortley:

French spelling is very consistent. The so-called "silent" letters are not really that; they are "diacritic," indicating features of the vowels before them.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:08am northguineahills:

Joseph Shipley's "The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots." Is a good read on English etymology, although it's presented more of a reference then a straight read.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:10am Michael:

Benjamen - it's at the Orpheum. My spousal unit is really looking forward to it. We will have completed the triple play of Bad Seeds, Grinderman and Dirty 3 over the last few years.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:10am nah:

@G: I can just imagine all the problems with an attempt to "definitely" change spelling in a language as massive as English.

What was really the point of the phasing out the ß? I always found it kind of a charming thing. Looks cool on street signs etc. Is it that it isn't as easy to understand for a newbie/foreigner as just ss?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:10am G:

French spelling reflects old pronunciation, which is why the silent letters help you with the ones that are still pronounced. In essence, understanding the silent letters is understanding how French phonology changed over centuries (sounds before or after other certain sounds stopped being pronounced) :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:11am fred:

@Snortley: French spelling is consistent? I guess so, in a "consistently inconsistent" way
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:11am dcpat:

I'd like to see Cave again--saw him couple years ago, excellent show--but, $90?? Fraggettit..
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:12am Looms:

Agreed, Fred.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:12am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Were the French the first to call Pop/Rock 'Yeh Yeh'
- & was that before or after Beatles?
- I always think of the Beatles picking up 'Yeah Yeah Yeah' in Germany (Ya Ya)...
- It is of course an Ancient syllable we might relate to Jah & Yahweh & African precedents??..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:13am G:

@nah: There are always two sides to changing spelling, to change or not to change, and they are constantly battling it out in slow motion to some always provisional conclusion that will get reargued later. It's exactly like politics, or vice versa :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:14am fred:

@nah: they also dropped the umlaut, for instance "ö" should now be spelled "oe". Hours of administrative fun ensued for people who end up having their names spelled differently depending on when a document was made. Think how fun it would be explaining that to your local TSA drone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:15am Caryn:

I kinda hated the idea to phase out the ß. It was relatively easy, and actually easier to remember in spelling than remembering whether something has one or two s letters in it. It also made it easy to differentiate between das and daß. But we'll see if anything comes of the various spelling changes they suggested in the 90s. About 15 years gone, and can't say I've noticed much changing... Are they teaching the new spelling in schools like they said they would?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:15am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Orpheum in Boston?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:16am Hugo:

We're keeping the ø, æ and å.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:16am Snortley:

Yes, very consistent. Almost always, the pronunciation is clear from the spelling. One exception is "ll," which represents two different sounds. Also, the circumflex indicates nothing about the sound of the word, and is gradually being phased out.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:16am dcpat:

wait, the ß is being phased out?? German? TRAVESTY! why??
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:17am Benjamen Walker:

Supposedly there is a new Danish bar in Williamsburg that uses the ø in the name!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:18am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Obviously getting here late, mid-topic. But... what DCPat said. With bonus exclamation marks.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:18am dcpat:

Arriving late does NOT help when we're deep into a language discussion...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:19am Dave B:

My low powered work PC thanks you for abstaining from GIFs
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:19am Snortley:

English also once had another character for "ss" which fell out of use after the 18th century.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:19am G:

@dcpat: Ask the German academy. -- Don't tell anyone, but sometimes big bureaucracies make not exactly compelling changes just to prove they are doing something :)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:19am nah:

@G: As Snortley also pointed out it IS indeed politics.

fred: They did? Will kebab places be forced to sell doener? I was not aware of the umlaut drop at all. And did not see much of it last I was in Germany.

Caryn: Agreed! Pointing out that you are not making a typo is one of my favourite functions of the eszett!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:19am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Sounds like they're just trying to turn them all into English to me...Probably for MultiNational Corporation reasons...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:20am Michael:

yup, Boston Orpheum
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:20am Dave B:

Besides happy Vernal Equinox, Happy Nowruz (Persian New Year)
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:21am pierre:

[I love those discussion about language, but I can't really participate since my spelling (both english and french) are terrible.]
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:21am G:

@RR63: I didn't follow the German orthographic change in close detail, but I would bet a major consideration was indeed to make the use of letters/characters more uniform in the EU, ultimately
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:22am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Pierre: to hell with spelling. With all the tentacles, I'd imagine your typing speed is insane....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:22am Hugo:

Due to internet standardisation, elkjøp, meaning elbuy, a chain of shops for electric articles, has become elkjop, which means absolutely nothing!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:23am dcpat:

anyone notice the irony of "esszet" not having an esszet in it?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:23am northguineahills:

I still think we should reintroduce 'ð' and 'þ'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:25am G:

The Germans more or less got rid of blackletter ("gothic") lettering earlier in the 20th century. Hitler loved the more uniquely German gothic lettering, and it was hugely used in that era.

Gothic script goes back to how medieval manuscripts were handwritten in northern, German-speaking areas of Europe, and the fonts more used now come from Italian Renaissance typefaces based on more south-European handwriting.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:25am Dave B:

Perhaps I should spell my name Dæve B
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:25am Cheri Pi:

Pierre, what RTD said, when you can type 65 fathoms per minute no one has the right to complain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:25am Caryn:

@nah: my point exactly. The Academy decided on these changes in the late 90s. I was already pissed off then. But gotta say, years and years have passed and I haven't seen German papers or signs changing their spelling. Again, I'm not sure if kids are being taught the new rules or whether this was an idea that is not going to become reality. I especially see no point in removing the umlaut. Ö is clearly pronounced like ö, whereas oe can be pronounced different ways. That change would actually cause more problems with pronunciation, not reduce problems. And seems like sucking up to English-speaking tourists etc.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:26am dçþät:

looks like it's special character time..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:26am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Orpheum is big enuff ( < sp!) that seating makes a difference - but not so big you can't get the vibe.
...Hard for me to think of seeing Cave & Bad Seeds as anything but pretty exciting - !
...Altho' I've learned that hyping self for weeks pre-show by obsessing over their Very Greatest Moments can be self-defeating...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:27am Cheri Pi:

It's always "special character time" :)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:28am Snortley:

English could use the introduction of the "schwa," as we have no representation of what is probably our most common vowel sound.

In contrast, there's "ough," which in English is pronounced at least 11 different ways.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:29am dçþät:

English is a mess, why even have rules?? Anything goes...where's Ike by the way?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:29am Pale Son:

O with a line through it is pronounced "busters," as in "Ghostbusters."
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:30am Cheri π:

that's better. Special character typing chart: www.tedmontgomery.com...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Twitter has destroyed language.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:30am glenn:

the shwa is just east of me.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:30am nah:

@pierre: what the Turnip Druid said.

@Hugo: one of my local towns, Hörby, has the official website horby.se.

For those of you not familiar with Scandinavian languages, that becomes "whore village".

@Caryn: When I took German classes at a Swedish uni it was kind of a lottery which words would be OK to use ß in. On the umlaut I really don't get it either. Most people who don't speak German, Swedish etc just use the letter underneath the dots anyway...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:30am glenn:

it's also destroyed a few political careers.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:31am Dæve B:

Oh, and where are my manors.

Good morning/afternoon/evening everybody
  Wed. 3/20/13 10:31am common:

holy shit this is funny!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:31am dçþät:

Pi that's the same place I ended up...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:31am Cheri Pi:

This song makes me want to have a cocktail while enjoying the setting sun over the city's skyline.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:31am G:

@dcpat: Exactly, we don't have a national language academy/committee, a freedom which ironically means that things stay the same and don't change, because unless everyone agrees or someone with authority imposes something, things keep going on inertia...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:32am Cheri Pπ:

Special minds!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:32am dçþät:

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:33am Dave B:

Dirt Bacharach is a killer album
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:33am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Thanks to WFMU, I am covered in star tissue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:34am Hugo:

The ø sound is uncommon in English, but an approximation is the vocal sound in earn, urban, urge.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:35am nah:

Off to pay my cousin for turning 10. Thanks all for fun conversation.

Also thanks Benjamen for a great show thus far.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:35am Pale Son:

So, pretty much the same as the ö sound?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:35am pierre:

I might know how to type fast, but it get cold down in the bottom of the ocean, therefore, my tentacles are a bit stiff (that might come out wrong; i wouldn't know…)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:37am Hugo:

Yes, ø and ö is pronounced in the same way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:38am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Being a Tolkien fan (who I'd rather invoke than Hitler - the Nazis had their own little version of everything & who cares) helps maintain interest here (he was a Medievalist in the 20th Cent. basically) - but only somewhat...I suspect he'd have a few choice words (in a few languages) about the changes - presumably agreeing it's more Political (/Financial) than any real Phonetic advantage.
...It all makes me think of things Julian Cope has said, somehow. Interesting that RockKulture - & Fantasists - & Metaphysicians - seek to embrace umlauts & the like! - as bureaucrats (spell that!) & financiers the opposite...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:40am Caryn:

ø = ö, same as æ = ä. The first of each pair are in languages like Norwegian and Danish, the latter in ones like Swedish and Finnish.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:41am Planet Tyler (DC):

Certain times of the year you can get ø almost exactly in your telescope (a recommendation for the lesser light-polluted)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:42am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Had to set ø traps yesterday. Behind the stove & refrigerator.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:42am MD:

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:43am Pale Son:

@Caryn Ah, very good to know, thanks!
  Wed. 3/20/13 10:43am martin:

great show...was a bit sad to see Kens was not on- though vey happy he had a day off after M. Big surprise! love your choices. Am grammar geek, whatever. Your show is g.o.o.d.f.u.n. It's keeping me moving.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:43am crateslinger:

I ride an electra-glide, otherwise known as a "Geezer Glider". My wife can knit riding on the back of my motorcycle while I doze between exits.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:44am dçþät:

ø crap! forgot to buy soy milk...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:44am northguineahills:

ø, not to be confused w/ symbol for empty set.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:45am dçþät:

..or zero (0)
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:46am duke:

Speaking of movies, what's happening with the WFMU movie?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:46am Van in DC:

ø hey there!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:47am duke:

Or is it WFMU møvie?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:52am dçþät:

I'd like to be able to keep a list of tunes I DON'T like....Kenzo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:54am G:

øy vəy
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:54am Hugo:

Peter Sellers as Inspector Closeau could do a decent ø in those old Pink Panther movies. It was always a phøn or a bømb. The guy was a phonetic genius!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 10:55am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Coffee Song. Yes. Please. God damn yes. Coffee.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 10:57am northguineahills:

My iTunes tripped over to the GTDS stream, I was thinking that it wasn't sounding like Francis Bebey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:57am Hugo:

Ha! It should be Inspector Clouseau! Proves my point.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 10:58am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

pierre - your English Grammar is not flawless - but I don't know how many years it would take me (10,+?) to be as articulate & intelligible in Francais as your are in English right now - & despite my DNA...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:01am Leigh:

You should have Andrea on your show more often.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:01am Cheri Pi:

I was scared of the St.PDP too...
  Wed. 3/20/13 11:02am trouble:

good morning BW! you need to chain your wallet to your wrist...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:03am the glowing one:

Hope Ken is not on a plane to Cypris with the pledge funds...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:04am Dave B:

Ken's probably busy taking advantage of Google Image Search's newest feature:

Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:06am Dave B:

earning the G.I.S. merit badge:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:07am Ike:

I missed Andrea? That's what I get for being late to work.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:07am the glowing one:

That's what Benjamen should take advantage of RIGHT NOW! No more excuses for not showing any animations on the playlist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:09am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Peter Sellars! - Did you see 'Life & Death of P.S.' w/ Geoffrey Rush?
- Two days a Year I do NOT go to Pub: New Years Eve & Patties...
...Thot wallet chain was maybe too McPunk trendy - but it works...carefull w/ slatted seats & handrails...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:10am Benjamen Walker:

Sorry the glowing one -right now I am sucking this warm coffee down - and trying to make it to 12 noon!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:12am dçþät:

huh. Guess Ken was right: animated JIFs are the biggest thing all year...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:12am northguineahills:

I went out Sunday for a dinner and a movie, but thankfully, most of the lunatics were out during the parade Saturday. Most of my local pubs are pretty anti-St Pats (to get the drunken morons out) day, so, they're safe.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:13am the glowing one:

Typical DJ... sitting around chatting, spinning some records for two hours... goes home again. Lazy bunch. ;)

No, seriously. Who actually makes those animated gifs Ken posts in his playlist? That guy seems to have a massive output.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:14am Benjamen Walker:

GO: Ken has a factory in North Korea making the GIFS
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:15am G:

I knew it. GIF sweatshops.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:16am the glowing one:

Ah, that explains why it's still this antiquated image format and not fancy flash. It's North Korea!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:16am the glowing one:

Every frame is hand drawn, pixel by pixel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:19am Caryn:

There are a couple of gif sites Ken gets most of his stuff from, such as GIF Movie.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:19am Dave B:

Yeah, I shared a few good Tumblr blogs and GIFs with him and chuckle every time I see one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:19am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Absolutely no one picked up on my 10:12. : )
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:21am dçþät:

I have no problem with St. Patrick's day--being mostly Irish and named after the patron saint--but it's just been ruined by all the douches...What's a WASPy holiday that all the rest of us can ruin??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:21am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Yeah - *South* Korea would be ahead of us...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:22am Benjamen Walker:

uh oh.... too many track 14s ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:23am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

The joke of 'White AngloSaxon Protestant' is - that's just about nobody exactly.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:25am Rev. Turnip Druid:

To quote the old punk classic,
Every day's a holiday.
I have no memory for who did that tune. But there it is, sudden earworm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:26am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Even 'Proper British' is Druidic Celtic Anglo Saxon Viking Roman Norman...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:27am dçþät:

Great point Rev. We just have to go apeshit on every other day of the year. WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:27am the glowing one:

Hm, doesn't sound very punk to me...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:27am Andrea:

Where did all the GIFs go? Can't focus.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:27am dçþät:

RevRabbit: you are correct, sir. Most Irish are probably Viking descendent...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:28am dçþät:

yeah, but it sure is swell, glowing one..
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:28am pierre:

aargh missed much, back now !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:28am Ike:

Except for Cinco de Mayo. That's another lousy amateur night, isn't it? Or is that just the night to avoid crowds in Mexican restaurants?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:29am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Yeh, Glowing, did a quick google & discovered it was a cover... this was a snotty teen hardcore version, very lo-fi and despicable. hm. random memory flashes of records long deceased...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:30am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Ike: Cinco was more of a legit dealie in Tucson (esp. south Tucson where the Real People (read: poor multi-generational families) still lived. Up here, laughable.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:31am dçþät:

@Ike, yeah seems like Cinco de Mayo is the new St. Patrick's Day. What's next, Bastille Day?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:31am Dave B:

The story of St. Patrick:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:34am Hugo:

Shouldn't it be Døblin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:34am Skirkie:

Guiness is trying to hype up an Arthur Guinness Day too isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:34am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...@ least Cinco de Mayo a legit commemoration of chucking the French outta Mexico - which even as a (part) FrenchDescendant I salute
- but point being how many Holidays (Holy Days) observe anything but mass hysteria of some kind? Not that I'm against Festival ( see Barbara Ehrenreich's 'Dancing in the Streets' - !) - but if they're gettin' violent on Black Friday - I think we should have the right to Opt Out w/out social stigma...War on Xmas - !!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:36am Cheri Pi:

I"m having Choley delivered to the office today.. the most brilliant idea I've ever brained.
  Wed. 3/20/13 11:36am lxlxlxxlxlxl:

what the duck chuck? this is awesome.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:36am northguineahills:

Well, in Mexico they don't really celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but as previously stated, it's based on a real event.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:37am Cheri Pi:

This is insanely good.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:37am Sean D. Daily:

"Cinco de Mayo" is Spanish for "excuse for gringos to get drunk".
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:38am dçþät:

I'm with Pi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:39am Stevel:

This stuff is crawling inside my skull, which is OK.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:40am Benjamen Walker:

Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:40am Rev. Turnip Druid:

As happy as I am to be back home (DC), I will say this for Tucson: decent mescal readily available. Can't find squat up here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:41am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...& the negative side - ! : B. Ehrenreich's 'Blood Rites' - which I haven't read yet...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:41am andymorphic:

diggin your show
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:41am dçþät:

..or descent Mex-oriented food. You have to go out west for that.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:42am Cheri Pi:

may you all eat like gods today, like me.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:42am dçþät:

"decent" dammit.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:42am dçþät:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:42am Ike:

I guess Repetitor is an FMU hit. Another commenter pointed out they're Serbian about 11 hours ago and explained that the album title translates as "Welcome to the Ocean."
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:43am dçþät:

..wait a minute...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:43am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Sounds like the caff working for DJ. : )
...FMU Marathon Finale actually a *good* example of Festival, imho...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:43am Cheri Pi:

What dçþät said!!
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:44am dçþät:

thought was a diff song though....oh well, still kicking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:45am Caryn:

@Ike: should we now explain that the Asta Kask album title means "With ice in one's belly"?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:45am Cheri Pi:

Thanks IKE- I need to let me Serbo-nationalist friends know about them.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:45am dçþät:

BW is truly free form..
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:45am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Aye, Pat. I do miss the fresh home-made green-corn tamales sold on the street corners, etc. But here we have crack bags & busted metro escalators, home sweet home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:46am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Lived in Santa Barbara & am back in smalltown North New England: Decent Mexican Food - ????!!!!!...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:46am Ike:

Caryn, that's an even cooler title than "Welcome to the Ocean."
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:46am dçþät:

man these guys must be tired after one song...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:46am Cheri Pi:

The descent of mexican food....
  Wed. 3/20/13 11:47am some guy:

Man, this Divorce song is pretty rocking. It's cool to see you doing a music show Mr. Walker.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:47am Mike East:

What, no comics this morning?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:47am Caryn:

@Ike: and the song title was of course "Robots live"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:48am Ike:

Believe it or not I've had decent Mexican in DELAWARE of all places -- not as good as out west, but not bad. Also Tyler Cowen claims there is good Mex at a gas station (!) in Elkridge MD: tiny.cc...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:49am Rev. Turnip Druid:

After Tucson, followed a job to Bangor, Maine of all places. Found a "mexican restaurant" in the tiny town of Orono, Maine. That was a hoot. One doesn't want to be THAT SNOB GUY, but shewt....
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:49am dçþät:

Rev, you ever been to the "gas station sandwich" place near 9:30? I hear it's bitchin.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:50am Dave B:

My favorite holiday:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:50am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

well - a restaurant or two...Maybe the substitute DJ's have a particular enthusiam?? Irreverence?...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:52am Rev. Turnip Druid:

DCP, is that the place that used to be the Jamaican carryout (Tropicana)? ... short answer is no, but there is a "gas station sandwich" place off 14th north of U which *IS* bitchin'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:53am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...on the other hand - I'm pretty sure the sour cream out here in cowland won't be fatal...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:53am Planet Tyler:

The worst mexican food i ever had was in new mexico...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:54am Caryn:

You sometimes get great ethnic food in weird places. For instance, our town here in the middle of nowhere has an excellent Argentinian ice cream parlour and a superb Armenian restaurant. Meanwhile the best Spanish and Italian restaurants I've ever been to were both in Ireland.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:55am dçþät:

maybe that's what I'm thinking of...thought it was closer to 9:30.
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:55am dçþät:

some of the best Mex food I ever had was in New Mexico. They have their own version.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 3/20/13 11:56am Rev. Turnip Druid:

True, Caryn. Up there in Maine was a particular town with a huge Somali immigrant population. Wanted to head out there & dig the vittles but never made it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:56am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

14th - !
...One place I lived in Santy Babylon CA - avocado tree in backyard - size of zuccini (SP.??) - plop just like that...
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:58am dçþät:

fried eggs on top of enchiladas with green sauce....holy shit, what time is it?
Avatar Wed. 3/20/13 11:58am Benjamen Walker:

bye all thanks for tuning in... phew
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:58am Ike:

Caryn, I've also read that the best Ethiopian restaurants are in Italy. Do you have a lot of Armenians in Finland?

RRN63, were they edible? No wonder people keep moving to CA despite all the natural disasters and screwed-up govt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 11:59am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Sure - MexiCali - TexMex...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 12:01pm Caryn:

@Ike: not a lot, but there seem to be quite a few right here, as we also have an ethnic food store which imports fresh Armenian sausages etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 3/20/13 12:02pm Ike:

Jesus, BW, ya always close yr live comments early, ya bästärd. At least you didn't do it at, like, 11:52 this time.
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