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May 9, 2014 Options
R.I.P. Rix
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(DJ Bob Rixon, happy to be in the WFMU record library)

Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
Sarah Webster Fabio 
Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues   Options Jujus: Alchemy of the Blues
(Folkways 1976)

Rosie Mae Moore  Ha-Ha Blues   Options b/w Staggering Blues
(Victor 1928)
King Solomon Hill  The Gone Dead Train   Options b/w Tell Me Baby
(Paramount 1932)
Pat Hare  I'm Gonna Murder My Baby   Options Bonus Pay (Ain't Gonna Be That Way)
(Redita 1954)
Koko Taylor  What Kind of Man Is This?   Options b/w I Got What It Takes
(Checker 1964)
Curtis Griffin  Baby Have Your Way   Options b/w I Found Something Better
(Jewel 1966)
Archie Edwards  East Virginia John Henry   Options Living Country Blues USA, Volume 12: East Coast Blues
(L&R 1982)

Talkover Music:
Nino Rota 
The Clowns (pt. 2)   Options The Clowns (OST)
(CAM 1971)

Osvaldo Fresedo  Snobismo   Options Homenaje a Osvaldo Fresedo en Su 80 Aneversario
(RCA 1922)
Lúcio Alves  Dindi   Options A Bossa é Nossa
(Philips 1960)
Billo's Caracas Boys  Vicky   Options Porros Solo Porros, Volume 2
(Discos Fuentes )
Goody Oswaldo  Barco Sin Puerto   Options Goody Oswaldo Swings
(Willow )
Ricardo Marrero & the Group  Vengo   Options A Taste
(TSG 1976)
Ray Barretto  O Elefante   Options The Message
(Fania 1972)
Dee Ervin  Smoke   Options b/w Smoke (pt. 2)
(ABC 1973)

Talkover Music:
George Braith 
Coolodge   Options Laughing Soul
(Prestige 1966)

E.C. Ball & Orna Ball  Sweetest Mother   Options E.C. Ball with Orna Ball
(Rounder 1972)
Lee Moore & Juanita  Stop Crackin' Peanuts   Options Lee Moore's Country Hits
(Point 1958)
Vin Bruce  La Valse De St. Marie   Options Vintage Cajun Classics of the 1950s
(Vintage Masters )
Hal Kennedy  Wanted One Mother   Options b/w She'll Leave You for Someone Else
(Spar )
Merle Haggard  I Threw Away the Rose   Options Branded Man
(Capitol 1967)
Leona Williams  I Narrowed This Triangle (Down to Two)   Options That Williams Girl
(Hickory 1970)
Waylon Jennings  Straighten My Mind   Options Just to Satisfy You
(RCA Victor 1969)

Talkover Music:
Emil Richards 
Turquoise (December)   Options New Sound Element "Stones"
(Uni 1966)

Jeanne Lee  Sorry, Brother   Options Don't Freeze to Death Over There In Those Mountains
(Not on Label 1984)
Jimmy Giuffre  Angles   Options New York Concerts:
The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4
(Elemental 1965)
Matthew Shipp Horn Quartet  Strata 9   Options Strata
(Hatology 1997)
Nina SImone  Lilac Wine   Options Wild Is the Wind
(Philips 1966)

Talkover Music:
G. Mazza 
Eccitamento   Options
( 1927)

Ryco-Jazz  An Drole Di Chance   Options Fantastique Ryco-Jazz
(Hit Parade )
Sam Mangwana et Som Ensemble  Bilinga Linga   Options b/w Sisika
(Editions Sam )
Orchestre Muyei  Bi Loko   Options Muyei Power: Sierra Leone in 1970s USA
(Soundway )
Karl Hector & The Malcouns  Girma's Lament   Options Beyond Addis:
Contemporary Jazz & Funk Inspired By Ethiopian Sounds from the '70s
(Trikont )
Musi-O-Tunya  Katonga   Options Give Love to Your Children
(Now Again )

Talkover Music:
The Whitefield Brothers 
Wieya (Serengeti Beat)   Options

The Nite-Liters  Cowboy   Options A-Nal-Y-Sis
(RCA 1973)
Melvin Davis  I'm the One Who Loves You   Options Detroit Soul Ambassador
(Vampisoul )
Mickey & the Soul Generation  The Whatzit   Options
The Ideals  You Hurt Me   Options b/w You Lost and I Won
(Satellite )
Walter Jackson  No Butterflies   Options b/w Ad Lib
(Epic 1968)
Ellerine Harding  We'll Cry Together   Options Ellerine
(Mainstream 1972)

Closing Theme:
John Lee Hooker 
Stand By   Options I Feel Good
(Jewel 1971)

Listener comments!

Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 4:54am Brian in UK:

Sad to hear of Bob Rixon's demise. I did not know his shows but the link gives a good insight into early days which for me is a foreign land. Thanks Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 6:37am duke:

I saw the note about Bob Rixon on the front page last evening. Like Brian, I wasn't familiar with his shows. My sympathies to his family and the WFMU family.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:39am listener james from westwood:

Dammit. I'll miss him and his wide-ranging shows. A hero of freeform.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:42am Doug Schulkind:

Glad you're here Brian, duke and Listener James. It feels good to be surrounded by WFMU family just now.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:54am listener james from westwood:

Would occasionally see him at 00's FMU record fairs, too, still on the hunt for good tunes.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:56am listener james from westwood:

We're here with you, Doug. Hell, I still think of good ol' Raymond Franks whenever I hear "Comme à la radio." Heard it twice this week on the station. Still sad not to have him.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:56am Doug Schulkind:

WFMU is WFMU because of people like Rix.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:57am holland oats:

sorry to hear this doug
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:57am ndbob:

morning Doug and everyone!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 8:58am Doug Schulkind:

Last time I saw Ray Franks, James, was in his motorman's compartment on the F train he was driving in the NYC subway. This was a few years after he'd left the airwaves.

Greetings holland oats and ndbob!
  Fri. 5/9/14 8:59am Maggie B.:

Oh, Doug, I'm so sorry to hear this about Bob!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:00am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for being here, Maggie dear.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:02am βrian:

Good lord, you guys are up early!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:02am Doug Schulkind:

Merry Isthmus, βrian.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:02am holland oats:

JaM in the AM
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:03am βrian:

Why, zank you, doctor.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:04am Doug Schulkind:

I prefer to think of it as marmalade in the AM, but that's just me, holland oats.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:06am Van in DC:

Just in time! Good morning Doug and all
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:07am Doug Schulkind:

Snap your seatbelt on Van and away we go!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:08am Van in DC:

Oh, just seeing / hearing / noticing the bad news there. Condolences as well to the FMU family.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:10am Doug Schulkind:

Unfortunately, all of Rix's archived shows are in the old RealAudio format. Otherwise I'd say we all just head over there and listen.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:14am Doug Schulkind:

Disclaimer: Give the Drummer Some does not endorse the murdering of anyone's baby.
  Fri. 5/9/14 9:16am Len:

Now you tell me.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:17am holland oats:

too late
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:18am Doug Schulkind:

OK, Len, but just this once.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:22am Holly in NC:

Good morning Doug, hugs.
I'll check out the archives.

Morning everyone else!

Also @Doug - two words = Sweetblood Call
:-)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:24am Doug Schulkind:

I may be red, Holly in NC, but I ain't Louisiana Red. G'morning!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:24am ndbob:

morning Holly et al!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:26am Holly in NC:

Oh! Today's birthday:
"On May 9, 1960, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved what would soon become the first birth control pill produced for commercial use. The drug was manufactured by the G.D. Searle Company in Chicago, Illinois. Its official moniker was Enovid-10, but it would forever be known simply as “The Pill.” "

Thank you Margaret Sanger & Kathleen McCormick.
  Fri. 5/9/14 9:27am Mr C:

Monica told me of Bob's passing yesterday....sad news.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:28am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks for getting up oily, Mr. C!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:29am Uncle Michael:

Good morning friends.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:30am Holly in NC:

Good morning, UM!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:31am bobdc:

Hi Doug--your talkover music reminds me that a local bar here in Charlottesville has a poster for Fellini's "The Clowns," and you can see a copy at fffmovieposters.com... . Best part: the blurb from Seventeen Magazine calling it "Picture of the month!"
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:37am Uncle Michael:

Hi, Holly.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:39am listener james from westwood:

"He would have made a great old man." —I should be so lucky as to earn such praise. Beautiful eulogy, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:40am Doug Schulkind:

Greetings, bobdc! Was that back when Pauline Kael was writing for Seventeen?!?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:42am Holly in NC:

What @ljfw said.

On a far, far ligher note, here's a bass hunter unlike most:
www.youtube.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:43am still b/p:

Allo allo.
Sorry to hear about DJ Bob. Nice appreciation, Doug.

@ bobdc -- Please notify the person I was supposed to provide something for today and the person I was supposed to meet for lunch that you sent me to a movie poster site....and well, bada-binge bada-browse...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:45am Gary:

Hi Everyone ... that's a very sweet photo, Doug. :(
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:46am Doug Schulkind:

The Goody Oswaldo track up next is from the record Rix gave me as a gift.

Hello radio brother Gary!
  Fri. 5/9/14 9:47am ?:

Very nice tribute Doug. The link to Bob’s reminiscence of the his early days brought back memories to me as well trying to tune the station in from Monmouth County and later from the palisades of Weehawken. Of Naruki, Vanilla Bean, Jim Price, Frank and Irwin’s shows and RSM. And Bud Styple – hadn’t thought of him in some time.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:47am earrie:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and memories of Rix, Doug. And to share some of your memories through music, too. My hat is off.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:49am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks ? and earrie. There is no place I'd rather be than amongst the likes of you.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:49am Michael:

I guess I wasn't signed in above. No wonder it asked for the math!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:50am Doug Schulkind:

John Narucki and Bud Styple were just slightly before my time at WFMU. (Maybe a good thing, considering Narucki's attachment to handguns.) Both were FMU legends then (in '87) and the remain legends today. Just like Rix.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:52am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks to listener holland oats for sending out to search for this Ricardo Marrero LP!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:53am listener james from westwood:

Sweet fancy Moses, one of the few things I love more than a highlife set is a Latin set. Killin' it, Doug!!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:54am listener james from westwood:

("Latin" not meant to be any sort of limit on the possibly wildly different origins of the actual artists, BTW.)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:54am Stanley:

Why can't they leave me alone for Chrissakes?!!
Finally, I'm able to tune in.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:55am Gary:

Just read that bombshelter piece. Really, really great.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:55am Doug Schulkind:

Let me punch my finger into their chests, Stanley. I'll tell 'em what's what.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:57am Gary:

I see he was a relatively early blogger, too: bobrixon.blogspot.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:59am Doug Schulkind:

@Gary
Yes indeed he was. Rix was (as I'm sure you will appreciate) a poet first and a DJ a close second. He got the word out. When his DJing waned, his blogging waxed.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 9:59am Holly in NC:

lord, sometimes I think EVERY song should incorporate cowbell.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:01am Doug Schulkind:

Hate to break this to you, Holly, but I think that was an elephant bell.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:01am ndbob:

Hmm - after looking at the headline of his first post there , I certainly have no desire to read more
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:02am Holly in NC:

Even better!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:04am ndbob:

@Doug ty for the premium CD! - it came yesterday - took a while because apparently I forgot to properly notify FMU of my address change
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:04am Doug Schulkind:

@ndbob
So glad you got it!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:07am Cecile:

I am sad to hear about Rix. I didn't know much about him, but he sounds like a lovely man.

Also? DO NOT MESS WITH PNEUMONIA.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:07am Holly in NC:

I'm rather fond of one of DJ Bob's last posts, a repost from 2006:

""If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:09am ndbob:

@Holly I certainly agree with that
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:10am Gary:

Here's some of his videos on his YouTube page: www.youtube.com... ... will have to check out after the show
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:12am Cecile:

So a question.
What album or band were you turned off by the performer's image or bad press and now love?

For me, it was South of Heaven by Slayer. Satanists usually make for bad music, and I am still Catholic enough to be creeped out by pentagrams. Then I found out the band is composed of both practicing Catholics and atheists. Then I got it and am enjoying this album immensely.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:13am Doug Schulkind:

Howdy Cecile!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:13am Cecile:

Howdy, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:14am Cecile:

I never walk in the door quietly, do I? ;)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:14am Doug Schulkind:

I'm hoping the elephant from the previous set doesn't stomp over for the peanuts in this one!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:15am ndbob:

ah Lee Moore - "the coffee drinking nighthawk" from WWVA
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:15am Doug Schulkind:

That's just about the worst fake peanut cracking sound effect I've ever heard.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:15am ndbob:

Hi Cecile!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:16am listener james from westwood:

Jesus. pneumonia. Killed a 43-y.o. friend of mine. Killed that singer in Broadcast at 42. Killed Jim Henson in his 50s. So tempted to get the pneumonia shot, and I'm 44.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:16am Cecile:

hi, ndbob!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:16am Holly in NC:

Holy sh*t! From a different room (brushing teeth) I thought this (the Balls) was the Handsome Family, which is cool because the Handsome Family have indeed covered the Balls - a SUPERLATIVE version of Jenny Jenkins.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:16am listener james from westwood:

(although that would only guard against viral and not bacterial, but it's a start)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:16am Webhamster Henry:

Nice picture of Rix.. I hope he was not cracking peanuts.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:17am Gary:

@Cecile: M.I.A., though I don't really love her now. But someone at the EMP pop conference a couple of weeks ago played something of hers and I really responded to it (and to the talk during which it was played).
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:17am Cecile:

listener james:
also trish from broadcast and Heavy D.
Bernie Mac, too, although he was already quite sick.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:18am Cecile:

cool, Gary! I'm still on the fence with her.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:18am Doug Schulkind:

@Cecile
As a young man, I had a huge bias against pretty much all white southern music. Growing up, to me the southern accent was the accent of George Wallace and Bull Connor. Took a lot to get me to shake off my pathetic smallmindedness.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:19am Cecile:

And we're glad you did, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:19am Doug Schulkind:

Coming up, our next (and final) mother song. It's not quite the sugar and roses of the first one...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:20am ndbob:

Indeed Cecile
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:21am Doug Schulkind:

@Cecile
Imagine my shock and delight when, quite a few years ago now, a newspaper in New Jersey called my radio show one of the best "country" radio shows in the state. Ridiculous, of course, but I appreciated the sentiment.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:21am Cecile:

whoops, james, you said trish.

I had "walking pneumonia" last year. That's just a lung infection caused by a non pneumonia bacteria. That completely torpedoed my summer. And I considered myself lucky.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:21am Cecile:

God, Hal, just put in an ad that says "wanted psycho gold-digger stepmom."
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:21am Brian in UK:

Just got back from the osteopath. Is the Nino Rota a tip of the hat to Bob?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:22am Webhamster Henry:

Oh yeah, patter break.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:24am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning, Webhamster H!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:24am Holly in NC:

@Ceceile - I begrudgingly like a number of songs on the latest Deerhunter lp.

Unfortunately my problem goes the other way - much of the music I adore is made by complete assholes, sometimes so much that it's really hard to justify my adoration of the music. Head often close to exploding ;-)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:24am listener james from westwood:

My mom had walking pneumonia as a young-ish woman. Took her 6 weeks to shake. The cigs didn't help, but still.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:25am Cecile:

I often have that problem, too, Holly.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:25am Cecile:

that was about how long it took me, listener james.
And then I got an ear infection. And a root canal. Yikes.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:28am listener james from westwood:

Good gravy, Cecile, what a sequence of events. Yikes indeed!!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:28am Michael:

I think that NJ newspaper is right Doug. Great stuff!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:28am Cecile:

My husband had something similar and ended up with a swollen big toe! It was such a weird and annoying summer last year.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:29am ndbob:

@Holly same here - but you just half to separate that - I know someone who posted this vile, disgusting anti-Obama joke - and I called him on it - turned out he had gotten it from someone who made a great rockabilly record - he was shocked when i told him i would still listen to it.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:29am Doug Schulkind:

Just getting in touch with my (cough, burp) roots, Michael!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:30am ndbob:

have to*
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:32am Cecile:

I think you can do it to a point.
But there are some things I will not touch.
I don't care how great some racist skinhead oi music might be, but I will never buy or support it.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:32am Cecile:

I had a real problem with people listening to Skrewdriver ironically
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:34am listener james from westwood:

Ecch, there's an example of an artist and an act where I do not forgive.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:35am Gary:

I sent my mom a card already
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:36am Cecile:

I like the 90s modem keyboards.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:36am listener james from westwood:

I can't think of any artists/acts where I've had that sort of change of heart. Once I relegate a hate-filled or a loathsome act or artist, I forget them, I guess. Kinda like Adblock on Firefox.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:37am Gary:

Already loving this ... the crazy almost non-committal yet still awesome keyboard action!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:37am davex:

Hi Doug and everyone. Sorry to hear the news.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:40am Doug Schulkind:

You had to Gary, or she'd stop listening to your show!

I am really horrible at separating the art from the artist thing. I hold grudges against artists that do and say and represent things I find reprehensible.

I try to fight against that bias, though. I kind handle it the way I think the Baseball Hall of Fame should handle Pete Rose. Stick his ass in the Hall of Fame, but put in his plaque in big letters that he was a cheating motherfucker.

I will play the music of musicians with whom I disagree, but I will tell you that they are assholes while I spin their records.

Hi davex!!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:41am Doug Schulkind:

The sax player here with Jeanne Lee is C Sharpe. (The C is for Clarence.)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:41am davex:

Agree about Pete Rose - the Hall is full of even less savory personalities. Nobody cared (much) back in the day.
  Fri. 5/9/14 10:42am Diane:

Jeanne Lee is so good!! And this piece is a real treat.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:42am Doug Schulkind:

Come everyone and have yourself a download of this fabulous record: inconstantsol.blogspot.com...
  Fri. 5/9/14 10:43am Diane:

Oh! Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:44am Doug Schulkind:

Yay, Diane!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:46am Cecile:

I like the cut of Jeanne Lee's jib.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:46am Alex In Illinois:

Speaking of great music from human beings who are not so great at other things, I remember on the Sound Opinions forum, someone attacking John Lennon for divorcing his first wife and being a bad father. But then someone else responded by pointing out the Mick Jagger and Sting are not exactly candidates for any "good parent" awards. What about Ike Turner? He sort of invented Rock & Roll, he made a lot of good music but he was a wife-beating jerk. Then Phil Specter, etc. There is something on WFMU's site about Don McLean being a jerk too. Leadbelly had to go to prison multiple times for stabbing people. Sometimes I think of songs and peices of music as life forms that are floating in their own dimension, but then need human beings as mediums to be converted to something that we can hear, and often can't consider a human's faults when choosing someone to be their gateway.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:48am Cecile:

I take people's faults into consideration. I understand that music might be the only good offering from a bad person, but at least they are offering it up.

But proto-fascist bands are different.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:49am Doug Schulkind:

A: Ike Turner
B: Mick Jagger
C: Don McLean
D: Leadbelly

Which one does not belong?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:50am Uncle Michael:

I don't draw many lines...no Nazis, rapists...or Scientologists.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:50am Cecile:

yeah. that's about right.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:54am Brian in UK:

Do you buy music for any moral standpoint. People made the mistake of thinking that Bob Dylan was some kind of protest leader, naive and of the times. If it moves you then do not get precious about it.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:54am Stanley:

@UM, what no Woody Woodmansey?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:54am Alex In Illinois:

Don't proto-fascist bands have proto-fascist lyrics, and actual proto-fascist intentions with their music? That clearly makes them something that I am unlikely to enjoy or value.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:55am Brian in UK:

Odd one out is Slim Gaillard.
  Fri. 5/9/14 10:55am pacific standard simon:

Orson Scott Card, and that idiot who wrote and drew Cerebus The Aardvark, poisoned their own wells for me years ago. Hi gang -- might be awake soon.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:56am Brian in UK:

By the way that is SIR Mick Jagger a frigging misnomer if ever there was one.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:56am Doug Schulkind:

Here's a for instance: In the early 1990s, I was in a record store pouring over a bin of South African records. A fellow noticed me doing this and we got into a long conversation about South African music. It turns out this guy was a South African who was working in the ANC's office at the United Nations. He found it curious that a person such as myself would be interested in South African music and he was surprised by my level of knowledge about it. One thing I didn't know, and that this gentleman told me about, was that the group Ladysmith Mambazo, the 7-Up hawking vocal group that Paul Simon sang with on Saturday Night Live, was a tool of the Apartheid government. Despite the fact that Joseph Shabalala and the group had been asked to refrain from doing so by numerous black SA organizations (including the ANC), it continued to perform at Apartheid government functions and ceremonies. One could say that they were just earning a paycheck (kinda like Ray Charles singing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention), but this was just totally unacceptable.

I have never played Ladysmith Black Mambazo on my show since.

Fuck them.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:57am Andrew Waterloo:

Yah.. I used hang out with a guy who was a huge fan of Cerebus and David Sims and was constantly obsessing over his essays. Doesn't help that David Sims is local.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:59am Doug Schulkind:

By the way, Nina Simone is about to cut our your heart and feed it to you. Fair warning.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:59am Stanley:

Brian - I still sing along to Gary Glitter tunes.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:59am Brian in UK:

Doug did you like LBM's music before, never heard them meself.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:59am Gary:

@Simon: Dave Sim! Haw, he is legendary (for all the wrong reasons) in the comics world. I have never read those books, but then I've never been one for talking animal comics.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 10:59am Van in DC:

This kicks brass
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:00am Cecile:

Yes, Alex.
But people were in love with the fact Skrewdriver wrote viciously catchy songs, and would look past a lot for a catchy tune. Which was kind of their point any way.

PSSimon, Cerebus was great for about 2 years, and then Sim believed his own hype. I read Orson Scott Card's first short story (in the same collection as the brilliant "The Ugly Chickens" by Howard Waldrop, and the magnificent "The Way of Cross and Dragon" by George RR Martin. It was stodgy, moralistic and predictable, even though it was beautifully written. I have continued reading the other authors (Waldrop more so than Martin) but have never regretted a moment not reading any more Card works.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:00am Stanley:

The fucker.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:01am Cecile:

And if you have to read funny animal comics, the beautfiul Usagi Yojimbo is a fine place to start and end.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:01am Doug Schulkind:

Glad (but not at all surprised that) you like it, Van!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:01am davex:

Tough topic, actually. I only need to think of Wagner and how people choose to deal with his legacy, always a tight-rope act.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:02am Gary:

@Doug: By far the most thrilling talk at EMP was by this guy from South Africa on Capital Radio 604: www.capital604.com... ... he's apparently writing a book, which I can't wait to read (someday, when it's out)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:02am Cecile:

*sniff*
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:02am Van in DC:

Oooh, Cerebus talk? Boggle. I LOVED early Cerebus! Then it got weird and I gave it up.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:03am Brian in UK:

Hey davex, does sun shine in Leipzig?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:03am Cecile:

Van, remember the storyline with issue after issue revolving around currency trading? Christ!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:03am Alex In Illinois:

@Cecile:
I will have to confess ignorance of Screwdriver. But I do agree with you on that. Any group that does that and has people eating it up like that is even more insidious and disturbing.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:03am davex:

Hey Brian! Yes, spring has sprung, even on Wagner's birthplace - now a spanking new mall!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am Cecile:

stay ignorant, alex.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am Doug Schulkind:

I'm always the last to know: Who/what the heck is Cerebus?!

Thanks for the linkage, Gary!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am davex:

How are things in Watford today?
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am Diane:

Brian in UK - What did you mean by the reference to Slim Gaillard?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am Brian in UK:

@davex not a new spanking mall?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:04am ndbob:

and then of course - there's Ezra Pound
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:05am Cecile:

It was a comic book about an Aarvark trying to conquer the world in a Conan-esque universe.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:05am ndbob:

@Cecile What collection is that?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:05am Van in DC:

Cerebus the Aardvark was a loosely based on Conan the Barbarian thing
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:06am Cecile:

For awhile it was better than it sounded.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:06am Van in DC:

I read Cerebus like in, oh, 1983, 84
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:06am Cecile:

ndbob, I think it was Terry Carr's best SF of 79 or 80.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:06am davex:

@Brian: Funny! Not that I know of. Could be a mall just about anywhere. There is a plaque somewhere to commemorate, but who would know?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:06am Brian in UK:

@davex saw a full on rainbow on the way to work almost crashed the car. Funny because I was walking. Ta Da.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am Cecile:

ndbob, I think it was Terry Carr's best SF of 79 or 80.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am Webhamster Henry:

Nina Simone is a hard act to follow.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am earrie:

Unbelievably beautiful, Nina Simone.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am Cecile:

Van, I stopped around 82. THe year of the currency trading.
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am pacific standard simon:

I still find myself capable of differentiating between artists who express a passing mood, and those who systematize an evil worldview.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:07am Cecile:

that was a killer f'ing anthology.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:08am Brian in UK:

@Diane it was in response to Doug question at 10:49.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:08am davex:

@Brian: Sounds magical...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:08am Van in DC:

The best thing about Cerebus was the artwork by "Gerhard" whoever that was. Just phenomenal artwork. And Cecil - I don't remember the currency issues...I guess I came in late for that
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:09am Carmichael:

Hello Doug, and a Huckleberry Hound Dog howwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwdy to all listeners.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:09am ndbob:

@Ceclie ty!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:09am Alex In Illinois:

To me, Cerebus, is a 2 headed dog guarding the gates of Hades, from Greek mythology. As you can all see now, there are certain parts of popular culture that I have not been in on. There are other parts of popular culture of which I WHICH I were ignorant.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:09am davex:

...or did you crash into the pot of gold?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:09am ndbob:

I once found an Ayler ESP LP at a church flea market
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:10am Van in DC:

Alex, that would be Cerberus I think
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:11am Brian in UK:

Davex I would not know what to do with a pot of gold it would scare me to death. It went right from one end of the sky to the other. Set me up for the day and put a smile on my face.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:11am Van in DC:

stevestiles.com...

ha ha
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:11am Cecile:

Not terry carr's or donald wolheims SF anthology. Dammit. I knows what I read. I will have to do some more looking.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:12am davex:

Brian: You're right, it's probably better than an actual pot of gold - ultimately.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:12am still b/p:

@ davex -- I believe it was you and I talking a year ago about our mutual friend and his Summer King opera. That thing was put on here in town last night -- not a full staging but still a large production in a major local venue. A mammoth undertaking, a large appreciative crowd and from all appearances, quite a success.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:13am Brian in UK:

@Alex Hades used to be a nightclub called Shades 'till the 'S' fell off, then the trouble started.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:13am Carmichael:

128 stream is taking hits for me. Its usually quite reliable for California.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:14am Andrew Waterloo:

What I gathered from my friend Cerebus was the general fantasy of the man-boy who reads Anne Coulter and thinks the world was ruined by liberals, feminists, and lawyers.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:15am Alex In Illinois:

@Van: You're right. I was reading the string "Cerebus" as "Cerberus". You know that phenomonon where you can still recognize words even with letters missing or re-arranged?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:15am Doug Schulkind:

Anyone else having trouble with the 128k stream?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Andrew Waterloo:

My 128K stream is happy.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am ndbob:

I wonder sometimes if Ann Coulter takes herself seriously
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Dean:

No trouble so far with 128 here in Berkeley. Last week, on the other hand, it was spotty, cutting out every ten minutes or so for a few seconds.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Doug Schulkind:

Good morning, Carmichael. Sorry about the dodgy audio.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am ndbob:

not right now Doug
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Michael:

No issues here Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Brian in UK:

Doug 128 is cooking here.

Radio Congo, n'est pas?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:16am Stanley:

Like it Brian - did it capture the goth scene from then on?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:17am Cecile:

I am conflating the Terry Carr and the Donald Wollheim collections in my memory. OK, then. Between the both of them, at least 4 classic stories, but not by OS Card.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:18am davex:

@still b/p: Yes, I do remember. Glad to hear that it went well! Waiting for the European tour...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:18am Doug Schulkind:

Yes, Brian in UK, thought surely Zaire at the time of recording.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:19am Doug Schulkind:

Sam Mangwana's nasallly voice makes it sound like he has a perpetual cold.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:19am Brian in UK:

Stanley part joke but true story, now a Jaguar showroom in Watford. Which is worst?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:19am ndbob:

@Cecile Could it be the Nebula Awards collection from 1980? I see that The Ugly Chickens is in it
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:20am Brian in UK:

I could wrap myself up in that guitar as a winding sheet.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:20am Cecile:

Yes! Did it have James Tiptree, John Varley, Martin, Card and RA Lafferty in it?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:21am Cecile:

I gotta get going. But everyone read The Ugly Chickens by Howard Waldrop. It's a great damn story.
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:22am Holly in NC:

Was just reading about Alex Chilton blacking his gf's eyes...

@doug - google Cerebus mick keith for one of the best sequences in comic history. Speaking of misogynist assholes who make great music...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:22am Stanley:

Brian - hard to say. There was a night club round the corner here called the G-Spot but it closed. It was to find (no kidding).
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:22am Doug Schulkind:

Is "Bi Loko" a song encouraging us all to live a little on the wild side?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:22am Stanley:

sorry ... hard to find
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am ndbob:

@Ceclie Not sure - I searched on The Ugly Chickens and found out that it was Nebula Award Winner and had been collected in 1980 - haven't found a Table of Contents yet though
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am Brian in UK:

Down in Acapulco
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am Van in DC:

If you scrunch it all up there Doug, you get "Biko", a song by Peter Gabriel
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am Brian in UK:

Nice one Stanley.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am Stanley:

Sort of blew my own joke there. That's what comes of trying to listen, comment and work all at the same time.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:23am Uncle Michael:

holy hell this is great. I need lots of this!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:24am Brian in UK:

Stanley What is the Gandi Spot anyway?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:25am Gary:

Xtremelee rawkin, this
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:26am Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER PROGRAMMING ALERT...
Check out the monster show Gary Sullivan has planned for Bodega Pop Live, here on the Drummer Stream next Wednesday evening: bodegapop.blogspot.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:26am Brian in UK:

This reminds me of Edikanfo, also out of Sierra Leone.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:27am Doug Schulkind:

Edikanfo is goodness!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:29am Gary:

i1.ytimg.com...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:29am pacific standard simon:

You guys made me get out of bed; the mobile app cuts off long comments.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:29am Doug Schulkind:

More tasty guitar shredding coming up. This time, courtesy of Zambia.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:29am davex:

This is a great set.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:30am Alex In Illinois:

UNtil now, I thought I was the only one who bought the Edikanfo record back in the 80's
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:31am Doug Schulkind:

You're just mugging for the camera, Gary.

You can always go back to bed after, pacific standard simon. After Hinky Dinky Time, that is. Hahahahahaha!

Speaking of which, Uncle Michael is up next. His playlist is here: wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:31am Brian in UK:

@Alex you were the only one.....in Illinois.
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:31am Carmichael:

Lost everything here at work. Hope they didn't finally block me.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:33am Doug Schulkind:

@Alex!
I think Edikanfo pressed up there records, then slunk around American records stores, dropping them in cut-out bins.

Speaking of losing:
Tomorrow, due to a lack of funds, I am giving up my iPhone. No more WFMU/Give the Drummer Radio app for me. :(
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:33am pacific standard simon:

Sleep no more! Doug Schulkind hath murdered sleep!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:33am Alex In Illinois:

But I lived in Missouri at the time! Well, a suburb of St. Louis.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:33am Doug Schulkind:

Of course, it is my own damn fault for not getting a job and paying for it.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:33am Doug Schulkind:

Shredding has commenced, if you hadn't noticed.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:34am Gary:

Jimminies!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:36am davex:

@Doug: Ouch! I have no idea how phone options pan out over there, but the Android app is working fine for me on a much less expensive phone.
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:37am Diane:

I noticed! Great set!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:38am Artie:

This Ring of Fire is a much groovier place than I had recalled.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:39am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, davex. Gotta give up the smartphone altogether. I feel like I'm losing a leg. (Which is, I admit, pretty ridiculous.)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:40am Brian in UK:

Using TuneIn Radio on Nokia Lumia 800 in dark black.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

@Artie
C'mon in. We're all playing with matches!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:40am Doug Schulkind:

And yes, Diane, even more shredding!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:41am Brian in UK:

....with brown slacks, slip ons and a soft wool zipped top.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:42am pacific standard simon:

I'd sooner cut off a leg than carry any kind of phone, but I do love my Kindle.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:43am Stanley:

You were always the King of Cool
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:43am Brian in UK:

After 'notwithstanding' is there a better word than 'slacks'.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:44am Carmichael:

Boy, the iPhone has a crappy little speaker. Signal reset!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:44am Brian in UK:

Hey Stanley, I saw the Jesus of Cool last night. He had smashing slacks.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:44am pacific standard simon:

Slack.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:44am ndbob:

I love my phone - and my Kindle!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:45am Brian in UK:

I love my wife.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:46am Uncle Michael:

I love my label.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:46am pacific standard simon:

Coincidence, Brian.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:48am Carmichael:

I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:50am Brian in UK:

Doug, that is a wonderful photograph. Great show.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:50am pacific standard simon:

Yesterday, I was training a new (female) employee when Tex Williams' "Never Trust A Woman" came on my music player. I grinned and said, "Well... that's embarrassing."
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:51am Uncle Michael:

This is a hilariously tragic lyric. It's right up there with Kung Fu Christmas.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:51am Brian in UK:

Did he say furry little rodents?
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:52am Doug Schulkind:

Thanks, Brian.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:52am Doug Schulkind:

C'mon people, this guy is serious!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:52am Uncle Michael:

"Gee, he's a wonderful skier."
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:53am Gary:

Wow, definitely coming back to the archives to give these lyrics a re-listen
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:54am Uncle Michael:

Join me in the next room! wfmu.org...
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:54am holland oats:

that song gave me butterflies
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:54am pacific standard simon:

You whippersnapper GTDR DJs can always learn something from the old master.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:55am Doug Schulkind:

One of my oldest listeners, the great Listener Mel, once sent me a cassette of this Ellerine Harding record. He said, "Drummah, you're gonna like this one."

Listener Mel is never wrong.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:56am Uncle Michael:

Refusing to learn anything from anyone has worked for over fifty years. I'm not about to risk change at this point.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:56am ndbob:

excellent show Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:57am Carmichael:

Thanks for the show, ol buddy ol pal.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:57am Doug Schulkind:

Excellent listening, ndbob!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:57am Uncle Michael:

I'll see all of you with discerning taste shortly.

Thanks for a GREAT show, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am ndbob:

.. and I love furry little rodents too:)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am listener james from westwood:

Wonderful show, Doug. Rix would've starred the hell out of this episode.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am davex:

Thanks, Doug. I did my best to listen well.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am Stanley:

Thanks Doug, spiffing show.
See y'all later
  Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am Diane:

Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am pacific standard simon:

I hear you still whittle points on your pencil with a pocket knife.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:58am earrie:

The best for last, indeed(-ily). Thanks, Doug.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:59am Gary:

Thanks for being/playing the awesome-est!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:59am Uncle Michael:

It's called a pen knife for a reason.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 11:59am Uncle Michael:

Quills, baby.
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 12:00pm Holly in NC:

Android ate my comments!!! :-)
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 12:00pm Doug Schulkind:

Bad Android!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 12:00pm pacific standard simon:

Manny, Moe, and Jeffs!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 12:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Thanks everyone for hanging out with me while I played all these nice records!
  Fri. 5/9/14 12:02pm Señor Andy:

Thanks, Doug!
Avatar Fri. 5/9/14 12:03pm Michael:

Thanks Doug - wonderful show!
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