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Options March 5, 2014: Marathon week 2: co-host Clay Pigeon Redux

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Groundbreaking 1950s-60s-70s jazz, rock, & folk helmed by the legendary, enigmatic Tom Wilson (1931-1978), who produced early recordings of Dylan, Sun Ra, Mothers of Invention, Velvet Underground, Nico, Cecil Taylor, Donald Byrd, Soft Machine,
Blues Project, Simon & Garfunkel, Eddie Harris, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Benny Golson, and others.

Matt Farley's songs about: New Jersey, New York, California,
Texas, Connecticut, Great Britain, Canada, Australia

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 ()
Red Fish Blue Fish  The Suicide Suite   Options The Last Time I Committed Suicide (OST)  0:03:42 ()
Matt Farley  Huddersfield   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  0:24:01 ()
The Haden Triplets  Slowly   Options The Haden Triplets  0:28:07 ()
Harumi  Hurry Up Now   Options Produced by Tom Wilson (Irwin's 2014 cd premium)  0:31:01 ()
Babymetal  Give Me Choco!!   Options Babymetal  0:34:55 ()
Art Farmer  Nica's Dream   Options Produced by Tom Wilson (Irwin's 2014 cd premium)  0:48:58 ()
Matt Farley  Berkeley Is the Best Place!   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  0:54:16 ()
Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, & Adam Driver  Please Mr. Kennedy   Options Inside Llewyn Davis (soundtrack)  0:55:42 ()
Joe Frank  A Conversation (excerpt)   Options Unfictional series  1:08:35 ()
Matt Farley  Newcastle Upon Tyne   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  1:17:47 ()
Mike Doughty  The Idiot Kings   Options Circles Super Bon Bon Sleepless ...  1:18:26 ()
Matt Farley  Branford Connecticut (Yeah Yeah Yeah)   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  1:23:02 ()
Matt Farley  San Francisco, Good Nice City Place   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  1:27:24 ()
Matt Farley  Texarkana, Texas   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  1:39:14 ()
Joe Frank  Pilgrim (excerpt)   Options In the Dark (series)  1:40:20 ()
Walt Dickerson  Bacon & Eggs   Options Produced by Tom Wilson (Irwin's 2014 cd premium)  1:46:53 ()
Matt Farley  Woodbridge is a Heck of a Township   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  1:54:02 ()
Matt Farley  Vernon Township   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:05:10 ()
Matt Farley  Ridgewood is a Nice Village   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:06:54 ()
Amanda  Mad   Options Worship Me (cassette)  2:15:23 ()
Matt Farley  Yuba City   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:18:42 ()
Burt Ward  Boy Wonder I Love You   Options Produced by Tom Wilson (Irwin's 2014 cd premium)  2:20:16 ()
Matt Farley  Good Song About Cedar Grove   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:27:36 ()
Jenny O.  1941   Options This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Vol. 1)  2:34:25 ()
New Pink Floyd ft. Jaimie Sharkey  Slowly Look   Options New Pink Floyd sampler from Kilowatt Tango Records  2:36:40 ()
Elysian Fields  Madeleine   Options For House Cats and Sea Fans  2:39:42 ()
Matt Farley  Houston, Texas   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:48:35 ()
Matt Farley  Rutherford, Good Place,Yeah Yeah   Options The Guy Who Sings Songs About Cities and Towns  2:50:10 ()
Road  Spaceship Earth   Options Produced by Tom Wilson (Irwin's 2014 cd premium)  2:50:39 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:01pm SeanG:

The Pidge is Back?!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:02pm rrg:

No Kelly Jones. I call that bait and switch.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:04pm Dan B From Upstate:

That's a small shame. I love Kelly Jones. Oh well. I love Pidge, too!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:06pm Caryn:

Well, last week did show that an Irwin/Pidge show is pure gold. Looking forward to this!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:06pm Uncle Michael:

May I come in?
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:07pm Clay Pigeon:

You are stuck with ME today! But this is about IRWIN, so see what you can do for him. Hello! 800 989 9368 wfmu.org
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:07pm Sigurdur:

good question
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:11pm common:

hey hey hey. what happened? had to step away for a long bit. hello irwin! Hey Clay!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:14pm Greg from Bloomfield:

It's the Dream Team!
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:14pm P-90:

"Weblos?" Heehee
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:14pm Michael:

Irwin - I pledged earlier today and while I live in Massachusetts now I grew up in Middletown in NJ so could I hear Matt Farley's Middletown song? Pretty please? And why doesn't Matt have any Massachusetts songs - he lives here!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:15pm Dan B From Upstate:

Those last two... Man, that's heartbreaking.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:15pm rsj:

king pin
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:16pm Alison Porchnik:

I want take Irwin bowling. And the skinheads.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:16pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

I think Clay and Irwin should be a permanent duo from now on. Look out Frangry and Michelle.
Side note - I am curious about Matt Farley's song for San Jose as I am from there, even though Dionne Warwick does as righteous tribute to that city.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:16pm tim from champaign:

Alright! Clay's back.
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:16pm Kevlicki:

Is he really wearing the ring?!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:17pm Caryn:

Now I need to see the ring.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:17pm steve:

Clay's back!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:17pm rrg:

It's not really a phone, Clay. Even online pledges get the ringing sound effect.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:19pm rrg:

Hi, Jeff.
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:20pm emilyhatestheworld:

Massachusetts is the Commonwealth.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:22pm Sigurdur:

Innocent = Redux
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:23pm rrg:

Here it comes, Caryn!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:24pm rrg:

Not sure it was worth the wait, though.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:24pm Caryn:

  Wed. 3/5/14 3:25pm josephebacon:

Gosh, I can't wait till Matt Farley gets to Pennsylvania...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:25pm rrg:

Matt Farley couldn't have existed without Wikipedia. A creature of the modern era.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:27pm rrg:

I dropped some coin on his NJ album. I won't say that I'm having buyer's remorse. I just won't say anything at all.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:27pm Denise in DC:

Can we only get songs about our home towns? I pledged . . .
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:27pm common:

man, that was a good hee haw thing you just did there clay! hee hee!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:29pm Caryn:

Hah! I might add about Huddersfield:
-birthplace of James Mason (Patrick Stewart was born down the road in Kirklees)
-the site of The Sex Pistols' best gig
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:31pm mariano:

Caryn: that's cool about James Mason, he's always been a fave. What happened at the Pistols gig?
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:32pm P-90:

The Pistols didn't get into a shouting match with James Mason from the stage?
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:33pm Ralphine:

Probably my all-time favorite James Mason movie line: "Nurse the tooth."
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:34pm josephebacon:

I always thought James Mason was Bigger Than Life!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:34pm Caryn:

@mariano: well, it was a gig for miners and their families (I think near X-mas, but I could be recalling this wrong). The Pistols have always spoken fondly of the gig, and talked about it as their best. As far as I know, nothing hugely unusual happened. There's plenty of footage of it in one of the Julian Temple docs about them.

When in Huddersfield, I lived about a block away from James Mason Close, named such because that's where he was born. Nice Victorian houses.
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:34pm P-90:

Which James Mason movie was it where he played the guy going bonkers from Cortisone shots?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:35pm WaveyDavey:

@P-90 Bigger Than Life
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:36pm Caryn:

@P-90: that's "Bigger Than Life"!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:36pm Kurt Gottschalk:

Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:37pm Sigurdur:

baby Japanese
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:38pm Droll:

. o O ( Babymetal's album Babymetal has a song called "Babymetal Death". So close, and so worthy of some list... )
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:38pm P-90:

Thanks, guys! If we could harness the brainpower on these Comments Boards we could beat those pesky Commies once and for all!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:39pm common:

love bigger than life! just talking about lolita about 1 minute ago...ah, synchronicity.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:39pm mariano:

Thanks for the info Caryn! James Mason's also great in Lolita. And even as the ship's captain in Yellowbeard, with his immortal line "And this is Mr Prostitute, in charge of discipline."
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:40pm Alison Porchnik:

James Mason in The Servant rivals James Mason in Bigger That Life.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:42pm Caryn:

@mariano: My fave bit from Yellowbeard is the discussion between John Cleese and Eric Idle:
Cleese: -I have acute hearing.
Idle: -I'm not interested in your jewellery, cloth-eyes.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:42pm Kurt Gottschalk:

no illinois?!?
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:42pm josephebacon:

James Mason was great as Captain Nemo, too!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:43pm Caryn:

"The Servant" was Mason's finest hour. Of course, he had plenty of fine hours.
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:43pm Ralphine:

And as Ed Concannon in The Verdict.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:43pm WaveyDavey:

Isn't Matt Farley already enough "ill noise"?
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:43pm P-90:

  Wed. 3/5/14 3:44pm josephebacon:

If you don't give Babymetal their chocolate, this could happen to you!

Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:44pm Hoboken Jack:

Who you callin' a Jack-S??
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:45pm mariano:

Haha, Caryn, yeah, love Cleese as Blind Pew. And that jowled old man playing Queen Anne.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:45pm Denise in DC:

Kurt -- and no DC.
  Wed. 3/5/14 3:48pm kim:

hey i'm listening from san francisco! and you're talking about Berkeley!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:49pm Caryn:

@mariano: that's Peter Bull. I think it was his last film role. He was also in "Dr. Strangelove" and "Tom Jones". And "The African Queen".
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:51pm Sigurdur:

Where you at P ?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:52pm Irwin:

Nica: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:52pm mariano:

@Caryn: that's right, he was the Russian diplomat in Strangelove. Have to watch Tom Jones again. Thanks for the info!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:52pm Sigurdur:

Not U pigeon...... Commentator.. P
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:53pm Jeff:

Kurt - I guess Mr. Farley chooses not to tussle with Sufjan Stevens.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:57pm Greg from Bloomfield:

So do you think "Please Mr. Kennedy" is loosely based on "The Chicken Astronaut" by The Five Du-Tones?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 3:57pm WaveyDavey:

Buh, Buh, Buh, Buh, Buh Berkeley California. Mr. Farley didn't mention that Berkeley does not recognize "Columbus Day" but instead celebrates "Indigenous People's Day"
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:00pm Kevlicki:

Jeez guys, I have te station is memorized
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:01pm Hoboken Jack:

According to the interweb, the dome "was demolished in 1999 to make room for the Kalia Tower."
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:06pm Lewis:

actually Brian gave away a painting yesterday - no it has to go to france…
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:08pm Skirkie:

I just hope that Matt writes some songs where the town sucks. The "____ is a very good town" gets pretty boring.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:09pm WaveyDavey:

FYI the Reverend Solomon Hicks is played by David Cross.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:10pm Caryn:

@Skirkie: maybe he's lulling everyone into a false sense of security. Years of "good town" songs and then suddenly he'll come out with a bunch of songs that are just torrents of abuse directed at various towns.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:10pm Sigurdur:

Satisfactory white people listening
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:12pm northguineahills:

Wait, I've heard this Frank before.
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:12pm Clay Pigeon:

No more Aluminum Dome. That is sad news. The good news is your pledging! We have 18 minutes to get to 50%. Please make it happen. The Mothership needs YOU!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:12pm bobdoesthings:

@north he's just playing excerpts.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:13pm Alison Porchnik:

The reverend sounds so much like my boss it's absolutely unnerving. I have to keep the speakers turned down low so as not to attract attention.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:13pm bobdoesthings:

last weeks was a repeat too.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:13pm Lewis:

@WaveyDavey - thanks, that knowledge makes things much more comfortable.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:13pm WaveyDavey:

I'm not at home when they play scrabble.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:16pm mariano:

Wait, which one's Cross? Missed the first part. Joe Frank's the interviewer, but that's really David Cross?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:16pm northguineahills:

Oh, yeah, I got 18 stitches!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:16pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

If it isn't, it's uncanny compared to his black man voice
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:16pm Droll:

I remember that MJ tune about the triangles in Egypt, but not the one in Poland. Must have been the B-side on that single.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:17pm WaveyDavey:

@mariano, yes the very same from "Arrested Development" and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:18pm josephebacon:

Doesn't Matt Farley want a White Castle?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:18pm Dan B From Upstate:

I know I said it last week, but Matt Farley really reminds me of Frannie the singing psychic. New castle! Oh oh yeah!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:18pm Terre T:

Haha Clay! I told the phone volunteer FOUR Words, not 2! (but the way u said it was funnier !)
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:19pm mariano:

@WaveyDavey: wow, he can certainly alter his voice!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:19pm rrg:

Skirkie, Matt Farley's song about Camden NJ is titled "Camden Isn't So Bad! It's Getting Better."

He's not going to insult towns outright because he wants to sell the songs to residents.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:20pm Skirkie:

But it's just so much more entertaining. What would happen if he wrote a sone for Oldcastle in Cheshire after saying he doesn't WANT and old castle? Can't have it both ways, buddy.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:20pm rrg:

There are those who call it spam. They might be right.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:21pm mariano:

@WaveyDavey: while we're at it, would you (or anyone) happen to know who does the telephone preacher on Joe Frank, the one who calls people up and gets them to join in ridiculous prayers? Been looking for that info for a while.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:23pm Sigurdur:

A true Castle is the White Castle
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:23pm Droll:

rrg, That's a terrible business model, there are far more people outside this towns than in them. Skirkie should record and sell songs bashing those cities. Selling songs is very, very lucrative these days.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:23pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Does he have songs for Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook?
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:23pm Clay Pigeon:

Haha Terre! I love the two-word version. Happy Marathonning!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:26pm Andrew Waterloo:

I have to admit that he sang about Waterloo, Ontario it sounded like he was hanging out here at some point.
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:27pm Ralphine:

mariano: Maybe the guy described in Act 3 of this segment of This American Life is who you're looking for.

Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:27pm rrg:

Come on, Andrew. There's almost no chance of that.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:27pm rrg:

Now, if I had written it...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:28pm common:

look at all the fog...hee hee!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:29pm WaveyDavey:

And with that song no one else needs to write another song about San Francisco....EVER.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:29pm Skirkie:

I like Terre T's drop in for SF
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:31pm tim from champaign:

In Russia, Putin wears you.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:31pm WaveyDavey:

Obama-Putin...build a house of cards...if it was good enough for "The Brady Bunch"....
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:32pm Kathy:

One of my cats is named Putin!! no not Pootin.
He is a terror.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:32pm rrg:

I think it means "disseminate".
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:33pm Droll:

prom·ul·gate (ˈpräməlˌgāt,prōˈməl-) verb
1. promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:33pm mariano:

@Ralphine: thank you!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:34pm MD:

  Wed. 3/5/14 4:34pm Ralphine:

There's a link to the audio at the top of the page, but it's Act 2 there.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:35pm Sigurdur:

Finally the "truth" I guess
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:35pm Alison Porchnik:

Poor Roddy.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:36pm common:

yo philly! poor roddy.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:37pm Alison Porchnik:

Irwin, careful with the drinking - you don't want your stool to go all black and tarry.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:39pm WaveyDavey:

@mariano: The show I believe you are referring to is titled "Prayer". It just happens to the the free download of the day at www.joefrank.com... The cast included Grace Zabriskie, Ryan Cutrona, Harvey Perr, Phil Proctor, Douglas Johnson, Davis Black, & Joe Frank.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:40pm mariano:

Alabama and Texas don't border!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:40pm northguineahills:

Alabama, I think he meant Arkansas.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:41pm mariano:

@WaveyDavey: No way! Oh wow, thanks so much. I have it on cassette somewhere from back in the 90s when I'd record them from KPFA, so this is great news, haven't had a tape deck in years. Thanks!
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:42pm Laura L:

Aw, he's never been there--you gotta go to Arkansas! That's why it's called TEX-ARK-ana. But it wasn't wonderful either...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:42pm mariano:

Oh, this food description is painful: just had way more Nutella than I should have...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:43pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

I think we need to have each person from the place he sings about give a quick review of the song. Just sayin.
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:45pm berbo:

"Canadian" sharp cheddar cheese? Speaking on behalf of all Wisconsin, I am outraged.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:45pm northguineahills:

(currently a geographer for hire)
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:47pm glenn:

sorry, wisconsin. canadian cheddar is the bomb.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:48pm Alison Porchnik:

I hope Roddy sends us an update before 6:00 pm. I'm on tenterhooks!
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:48pm Ralphine:

I'm trying to think of a vibraphone song that I don't like, but I can't.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:48pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Weapons-grade cheddar?
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:50pm Clay Pigeon:

Starbuck? no wait ... that's xylophone.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:50pm common:

i want a vibraphone.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:53pm rrg:

Matt's song about Scotch Plains NJ is, uh, a bit superficial, since you ask. But, really, how could it be otherwise? He can't really visit all these places and still make money at it.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:53pm Alex of Chicago:

Woodbridge must be near Newbridge.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:54pm Skirkie:

There's a Wawa in Woodbridge.
  Wed. 3/5/14 4:54pm Mott:

appreciate the Joe Frank. He is at his best when he is in the monologue...rather than acted out scenes.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:54pm tim from champaign:

Ha! Stool Pigeon!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:54pm rrg:

He didn't mention Route 35. I'm surprised.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:55pm efd:

I'm surprised he didn't mention the mall!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:55pm Skirkie:

And Route 1 Lingerie
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:55pm efd:

Skirkie, soon to be TWO Wawas!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:56pm steve:

whats the minimum pledge for a Matt Farley song from your town? id like to hear the Ridgewood song - i don't live there but used to work at the Whole Foods.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:56pm steve:

(Ridgewood, NJ)
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:57pm Skirkie:

I call the first one "The Newbridge Wawa" I saw a Goon Squad guy in there one night.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 4:58pm Skirkie:

Jock Squad. I'm off today. In the brain.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:00pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Aw Thomas. He needs to meet Amanda and sing s duet.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:01pm mariano:

Molly in Brooklyn: sounds a lot like my younger days...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:03pm Mike East:

I was driving past a Wawa on the bus this morning as I was listening to the last episode of the Best Show, JUST as they were talking about Wawas.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:05pm glenn:

wawa goose. www.roadsideattractions.ca...
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:06pm Listener David in Budd Lake:

Hidden Valley is no more
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...trying to link to the fantastic - like Revolver-worthy - Wawa Hoagiefest songs on the Beware of the Blog Fake Beatles page - but for some reason the BotB page just will not load for me right now...
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:06pm rrg:

I used to pass a Wawa on Lake Ave. on the way to Rahway, but it was replaced with something less awesome.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:07pm Listener David in Budd Lake:

He sang about my town Mt Olive.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:08pm bobdoesthings:

cruising on 17? he hasnt driven rt 17 before
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:08pm steve:

haha, there's apparently very few defining characteristics to Ridgewood.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:08pm Kevlicki:

I just watched a hilarious short doc about Action Park, which was in Vernon, NJ. "The most dangerous water park in te USA"
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:09pm Droll:

I was afraid Mr. Farley was about to sing a list of zip codes, which would mark a new low, but then he told me look it up myself, which is a new high.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:10pm Alison Porchnik:

Yuba City is within 2 hours' driving distance of where I grew up, does that count?
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:10pm Warwick:

Hey, does he have a warwick song?!?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:11pm rrg:

I'm trying to like these, I really am. But I think Matt may already have gotten all the money he's likely to get out of me.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:11pm Kevlicki:

This place was friggin dangerous, a rite of passage for all teenagers that lived nearby
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:12pm tim from champaign:

Pledge to help keep Irwin's vultures at bay!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:13pm WaveyDavey:

I second that Tim from C
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:14pm LovecraftDude888:

too tired to be on a lot today but....I went to Action Park once in my life, around 1993, and it was cool! Dangerous perhaps...but fun! mainly stuck to the water rides
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:14pm Chris:

More songs about English towns!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:15pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

how much do I need to pledge to be eligible for the amanda?
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:16pm Kevlicki:

I was terrified of the tidal pool. Used to snowboard there in the winter too.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:16pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...here they are ! I *love* these Wawa songs ! :
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:16pm Mike East:

I was singing "bad" to myself this morning....though it might have been "fat"
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:17pm LovecraftDude888:

I went to wave pool a few times at some other water park in Florida Ocala FlA....in the 80s...figured I would drown didn't like that part of it
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:18pm tim from champaign:

OH MAN! I having difficulty not falling on the floor dying of laughter from the Amanda song.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:18pm WaveyDavey:

"Won't you eat my pee!" Best lyric ever.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:19pm Uncle Michael:

This is the best thing I've ever heard.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:19pm Droll:

. o O ( Your dental plates land on me? )
Amanda is one of the great librettist of our time.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:20pm LovecraftDude888:

I also went on Alpine Slide in early 80s in PA somewhere and it was terrifying! But I didn't go flying off it thank goodness
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm Alison Porchnik:

Thank you for Yuba City. He really put some thought into that one.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm WaveyDavey:

Gum wrapper chains....a lost art.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm rrg:

I thought this was produced by Frank Zappa. I guess not.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm MikeY:

FUCKING GREAT I just found the opening for my comedy show.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm Kathy:

I can't wait to get this more I hear stuff on it
How do I not have this already.
sounds like a deranged CraigsList ad.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:22pm WaveyDavey:

I hope you know that this is a girl writing.......Buahhahhaahahaa
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:23pm fleep:

Sure. It's a girl writing. Keep on believing.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:25pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

are there girls on the internet?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sure it's Salinger writing. Keep on believing.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:28pm Mike East:

I think I remember going to a train shop in Cedar Grove with my dad when I was a kid
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:29pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You have to sing it Mike.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:29pm LovecraftDude888:

pegged it Tony's Train Shop? it's Cedar Grove. never been but I was a huge train modeler as a kid and my Uncle even more so
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:29pm Kevlicki:

He's Wesley Willis
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:30pm Mike East:

I was, Rabbit, you just couldn't hear it. Actually, I pretty much sing all my comments
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:30pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

Tony's Train Town! My friend bought a katana from there.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:30pm ChrisB.:

To me Matt Farley is more like East Berlin. and I sure miss the wall right now.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:31pm rrg:


No, really, it's great.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:31pm glenn:

i don't think i've witnessed a 5k donation before.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:31pm WaveyDavey:

$5000? Now I believe in angels. Thank you for all of us.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:32pm fleep:

Yikes. Wag that dog.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:32pm Mike East:

cool. Yeah, there was a period of a few months that my dad and I were trying to get into model trains. Got his Lionel engine and coal car refurbished, then I guess we just kinda gave up. Good memories though. Ohhhh Yeaaaaaahhh!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:32pm Uncle Michael:

Congratulations, Irwin!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:32pm Guido (Cologne):

  Wed. 3/5/14 5:33pm LovecraftDude888:

a real katana? far out! sharpened? Willis Hobbies in Mineola LI is almost as good
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:33pm chris:

That is kick ass!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:33pm Droll:

Congrats Irwin! I hope this doesn't mean you're going upscale. Please don't gentrify the part of FMU that plays Amanda.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:34pm ᏠЄႶႶỊѺµЄ:

Alright, alright, alright!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:34pm dale:

dang, didn't know you were on clay...missed the whole show.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:34pm dale:

jenni o does randy newman?!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:34pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

We used it to destroy some watermelons ya
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

5K in a single pledge!!!!! Wooooo hoooooooooo, WFMU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm _crazyandy_______________________________:

correction- Pumpkins*.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm rrg:

This song is autobiographical. I should have known that but didn't until recently.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm dale:

D'OH! got confused - i was listening to nilsson sings newman earlier this week.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm Uncle Michael:

Great Nilsson cover. harry knew about feeling all clammy inside too, Irwin.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm tim from champaign:

Way to go!!!
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm Laura L:

Wow! That is a wonderful generosity from Mark and Nina--would that we all could do that! Great joy and happiness!
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:35pm LovecraftDude888:

i think I had an AFX slot car set as a kid also but that got decimated fast
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:36pm berbo:

I could listen to Nilsseon all day long
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:36pm chris:

Just 45 or so more of those $5k pledges to make the station's goal. Doable.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

5K ! Thanks from all FMU lovers.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:37pm jeff g:

been listening since late 70s-------when when water towered----thanks mark & { already forgot} very cool
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:39pm chris:

Or maybe my math is lame... there's a reason I'm not a CPA. 45... 95... whatever! :-)
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:44pm WaveyDavey:

Clay P asked earlier how Irwin ranks this marathon against those in the past. Has Irwin's answer changed since then?
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:46pm ?:

Irwin is worth more than his goal!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:48pm WaveyDavey:

Worth so very much more... everyone who pledges is an angel.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:49pm dale:

i stopped buying music (except for the occasional yard sale record) and give my cd budget to fmu. they curate better than i do.
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:49pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

I'm lovin' on *all* WFMU pledgers......in my mind! Provided it is welcomed, of course! ;-)))))
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:52pm dale:

i don't really swing adam, but the sentiment is flattering nonetheless.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:52pm steve:

love all pledgers, great and small
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:54pm WaveyDavey:

@dale: I'm the opposite. I buy more music now because the WFMU DJs present me with so much more stuff worth having in my collection than any other radio station has ever done.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:54pm steve:

dale - i normally spend most of my meager disposable income on records, this year i decided to hold off for a few weeks and give the proceeds to FMU instead. seemed like the thing to do.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:54pm Droll:

Pre-Hendrix Noel Redding? More importantly, he played on a Tom Wilson produced Trifecta?!?! Nice batterie by Leslie Sampson.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:55pm rrg:

That was a trifecta?
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:55pm Droll:

Thanks Irwin & Clay, break a leg Sunday night!
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:57pm Guido (Cologne):

Post Hendrix Noel Redding (1972)
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:57pm rrg:

Yep. I'll be watchin'. Bye, all. Thanks, Irwin and Clay.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:57pm WaveyDavey:

Great show Irwin and Clay. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
  Wed. 3/5/14 5:57pm Adam in Portland and Lynnwood:

Dale, I will keep my love at an agreed upon distance.
Avatar Wed. 3/5/14 5:58pm chris:

Woot! Thanks, guys!
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