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Options April 7, 2014: A Celebration of Shulkoth! Communiqués with the dearly depared Citizen Kafka.

photomontage: Marty Cutler

As Edward Haber, one of Citizen Kafka's co-conspirators says, "Based on the lunar calendar, the celebration of Shulcoth has arrived. To determine the actual date, Mr. "Angry" Red Weltz commented thusly: “I've rolled the shards of 3 Boswell Sisters 78s, studied the entrails of a Howdy Doody hand puppet and read the soy sauce smears on a Wo Hop lo mein plate. All the signs say April 7th”. And so it shall be-- another celebration of the dearly departed Citizen Kafka on Irene's show, featuring Edward Haber, Kenny Kosek and Marty Cutler and a cast of???.

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Citizen Kafka  Frank Language/Spike Jones" Der Fuhrer's Face/The Mighty Duke/Sid's Place   Options 0:00:00 ()
Citizen Kafka  Community Calendar   Options 0:11:34 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler 
  0:20:43 ()
Citizen Kafka & The Wretched Refuse String Band  Vegas Rap / Princess Papouli / It's a Meltdown   Options 0:21:15 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler 
  0:37:22 ()
A Shulcoth Cast of Dozens  The Shulcoth Song   Options 0:40:55 ()
Citizen Kafka  The Science Air   Options 0:43:58 ()
Johnny "Angry" Red Weltz  Community Bulletin Board   Options 0:50:37 ()
Citizen Kafka  Movietime   Options 0:54:19 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler 
  0:59:34 ()
Citizen Kafka  Peter Rowan I Can't Get Mellow and Other Hits   Options 1:05:50 ()
Citizen Kafka  Tie Died Halter   Options 1:14:41 ()
Citizen Kafka & Buddy Fortune    1:16:00 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler 
  1:22:15 ()
New York Folk Trio  Oh, What a Beautiful City   Options 1:22:41 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  Halelujah to the Lamb   Options 1:25:03 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  My Dixie Darling   Options 1:27:36 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  I Ain't Got Nobody   Options 1:30:50 ()
Citizen Kafka's Shul-Co. Stallions  Citizen Kafka Gets Arrested for Jaywalking   Options 1:33:30 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  Arkansas Traveller   Options 1:40:39 ()
Andy Statman Trio, with Kenny Kosek, Tony Trischka, Matt Glaser    1:47:20 ()
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler    1:58:14 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town   Options 2:11:59 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  I've Been to Harlem   Options 2:15:56 ()
Wretched Refuse String Band  Red Wing Zanadu   Options 2:17:45 ()
Music behind DJ:
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler 
Bob Jones checks in   Options 2:21:36 ()
John Goodman, Citizen Kafka and Kenny Kosek  Celebrity Flatus   Options 2:37:17 ()
Citizen Kafka Show  Rats Milk Cheese   Options 2:40:09 ()
Citizen Kafka Show  Summer experiences   Options 2:42:08 ()
Citizen Kafka Show    2:44:32 ()
Citizen Kafka Rock Band  I've Had It   Options 2:46:02 ()
Citizen Kafka Rock Band  Utrafay!   Options 2:49:30 ()
Citizen Kafka Show  Community Bulletin Board   Options 2:51:32 ()
Citizen Kafka Show  Heartworm Telethon   Options 2:53:14 ()
Irene Trudel, Ed Haber, Kenny Kosek & Marty Cutler    2:56:48 ()
Citizen Kafka Show  SUNDAY!!!   Options 2:57:41 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:04pm common:

hey irene!
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:05pm kat330:

H'Irene and hi all Trues to come.

Hi, common!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:06pm Webhamster Henry:

Not exactly live, not exactly WBAI, but I remember these ridiculous fun shows!
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:06pm drumsoverbogota:

Nice beginning! Good almost noon for everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:07pm Parq:

Okay, here's a question. If I want to listen to some of Citz K's FMU archives, and I don't want to download Real Audio, is there any other player that will run the RA format? Sorry to get this geeky this early in the proceedings.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:10pm mariano:

Hi Irene, everyone -- thanks for the much needed dose of merriment!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:11pm Van in DC:

This probably wasn't the ideal day to be late, looks like. Oops.

But the Cherry Blossoms needed a shoulder to cry on. The weather has them pretty confused.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:12pm kat330:

Yes, humor is the antidote here for a very rainy day and Monday and just back from the County Clerk's office where nobody -- I mean NO ONE -- had a smile on her face.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:12pm Webhamster Henry:

@Parq: you can use VLC .. do "Open Network", paste the link from the archive into the "Network" url
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:12pm Irene Trudel:

@Parq, use VLC. It works for all of those files, Mac or PC
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:13pm Webhamster Henry:

VLC can be little choppy though. I used to keep an old version of realplayer around that didn't have so many ads, but I bet it doesn't work anymore.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:14pm drumsoverbogota:

It's normal for a non-english native speaker not understand a lot of things in this program?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:14pm Brian C.:

Approx when did this Citizen K stuff originally air?
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:14pm kat330:

@drums: I'd almost guarantee it.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:15pm Webhamster Henry:

Hey, what's playing at the Clutch Cargo Space this week?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:16pm common:

hi kat330! all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:17pm Parq:

Harry, thanks. I know that files can skip on VLC, but that sounds like a good solution for the occasions when I want to hear a really old FMU archive show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:17pm Irene Trudel:

@ drumsoverbogota, yes. And even some native speakers might not understand the language. We will translate presently.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/7/14 12:19pm Ike:

I didn't know that VLC could do that. I used to use Real Alternative with Media Player Classic for old RealAudio files.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:19pm Van in DC:

I have no idea
  Mon. 4/7/14 12:21pm Robert:

That bit about solid rocketry was true. I'm still trying to get my homemade black powder & whistle rockets to fly consistently rather than either exploding, fizzling, or flying at the audience.
  Mon. 4/7/14 12:22pm Robert:

I have not attempted the wire method of charging as given in that recorded bit.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:23pm kat330:

I thought Clutch Cargo was THE creepiest cartoon ever. Glad I wasn't really young at its inception.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:28pm kat330:

Nice band sounds.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:29pm drumsoverbogota:

Thank you Irene and kat330! ;)

I normally understand movies and news channels, but I guess i'm not used to radio yet
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:30pm Cecile:

Love live Citizen Kafka!
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:31pm still b/p:

This'll make you sit up straight.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:32pm Cecile:

Long live, der.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:35pm Webhamster Henry:

Yes, long intros from the Citizen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 12:36pm Parq:

I spent a few years living in Harrisburg in the summer of 1981.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:38pm kat330:

I dig the ting-a-ling-a-ling sounds.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:40pm Webhamster Henry:

I was probably there at 2 Boots, which is now closed.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:53pm kat330:

Under the cataract and all wet.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:56pm Webhamster Henry:

You have to hear these in the context of WBAI's community Bulletin board and promotional carts.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 12:58pm kat330:

I'm amazed how much works outside of context.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 12:58pm Cecile:

it is quite funny, if you've ever heard a community bulletin board anywhere, Henry. I used to edit those things back in the day for a smalltown NPR station. YOu wouldn't believe what people thought were events.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Agreed,but at WBAI, the events were things like this: www.echonyc.com...
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:02pm Cecile:

I"ll have to listen to that when I have a minute.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:05pm Cecile:

oh dear lord, that was hilarious.
Avatar Mon. 4/7/14 1:19pm kat330:

Mr. Goodman! :)
  Mon. 4/7/14 1:35pm ?:

Wonderful, remember going to see Wretched Refuse, So fun, great show
  Mon. 4/7/14 1:37pm Jack:

That was me, not anonymous on purpose...has anyone noticed the math problems to post have gotten much easier? Do WFMU listeners need remedial problems even when sober? just sayin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 1:39pm Irene Trudel:

@Jack, we're just trying to see if you're awake! (and a real human)
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:41pm Webhamster Henry:

The security equation is easy on purpose... always has been AFAIK.
  Mon. 4/7/14 1:49pm Jack:

I remember it still being addition, but you actually had to add! Anyway, digging Statman now, what a monster.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 1:52pm Andrew Waterloo:

Anything but captcha, anything but captcha
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:52pm Webhamster Henry:

My band has a rule: NO NOODLING.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 1:53pm Irene Trudel:

Unless the noodling has a purpose...
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Well, they eventually get somewhere...
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:55pm Webhamster Henry:

In this case, toe Flop-eared Mule.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 1:56pm Webhamster Henry:

Andy Statman, National Heritage Fellow: www.nyfolklore.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 1:59pm Irene Trudel:

Very cool, Henry! Ed knew about this but hasn't seen the article yet. Thanks for the link!
  Mon. 4/7/14 2:00pm O Pine:

Noodling is freedom. No noodling is indie-fascist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 2:15pm Andrew Waterloo:

Noodling just has to be done for right reasons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 4/7/14 2:16pm Kurt Gottschalk:

holy mackerel!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:18pm Webhamster Henry:

Kafka had a lot of alternate lyrics for this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 2:23pm Gaylord Fields:

Kafka's version even tops the Smothers Brothers' two different takes on the Santa Claus mythos:


Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:36pm Webhamster Henry:

Kafka also did fill-ins as well as his more produced shows, where he could play his "Vox Populi" outsider recordings.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:37pm Matt from Springfield:

First time catching the annual Citizen Kafka show live--it's been splendid! Thanks Irene and guests!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 2:43pm Parq:

This was a freaking great show. Thanks, Irene, as always, for your labor of love.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:44pm Matt from Springfield:

Tanz mit mir, Milchratten!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:44pm Webhamster Henry:

"so cheesy , as a cheese should be"
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:45pm Webhamster Henry:

Some guy shouting "Commie Nudie" was a frequent caller on WBAI call-in shows.
  Mon. 4/7/14 2:46pm Robert:

Holding back the Nothing Song for the end?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 4/7/14 2:49pm Irene Trudel:

@Robert, not gonna play that one today. There's a version in last year's show I believe.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:49pm Webhamster Henry:

Aha! Citizen Kafka Band. No theremin break on this one though.
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:50pm Matt from Springfield:

Lampoon/Fireside/Python/WBAI/WFMU spirited humor! So great!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:53pm Matt from Springfield:

Shout out to original Cosmos! :)
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:55pm Matt from Springfield:

The Whom!
LOVE Citizen K's community calendar pieces!! :D
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 2:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks as well to "Our youthful Green Card workcrew" who volunteered for us this recent Marathon!
Avatar    Mon. 4/7/14 3:00pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks! This show was excellent!
Happy Shulkoth!!
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