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Options June 4, 2014: Caution: Snark Ahead.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Brian Brain  Careering   Options Culture  0:03:29 (Pop‑up)
Amor de Dias  Jean's Waving   Options The House at Sea  0:08:28 (Pop‑up)
Minisnap  Big Blue Sky   Options Bounce Around  0:11:31 (Pop‑up)
James Wolff  Retribution   Options Married (EP)  0:14:33 (Pop‑up)
Gerry Gibbs and the Third Trio from the Sun  Circus Boy / 500 Miles High   Options First Visit  0:23:39 (Pop‑up)
The Awakening Orchestra  You Still Believe in Me   Options Volume 1: This is Not the Answer  0:30:27 (Pop‑up)
Papercuts  Once We Walked in the Sunlight   Options You Can Have What You Want  0:38:00 (Pop‑up)
Jennifer Warnes  First We Take Manhattan   Options Famous Blue Raincoat (Songs of Leonard Cohen)  0:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Teddybears (feat. Mapei)  Cardiac Arrest   Options Devil's Music  0:50:15 (Pop‑up)
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages  Bloody Mary   Options Dig Yourself!  0:52:44 (Pop‑up)
Primal Scream  Crystal Crescent   Options Creation Records 12"  0:55:48 (Pop‑up)
Evelyn Glennie  Two Movements for Marimba (comp. Tanaka)   Options Light in Darkness  1:51:40 (Pop‑up)
Art Blakey  Drums in the Rain   Options Drums Around the Corner  2:04:53 (Pop‑up)
Stan Getz  Night Rider   Options Focus (composed and arranged by Eddie Sauter)  2:15:20 (Pop‑up)
William Fitzsimmons  So This is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix)   Options Derivatives  2:19:50 (Pop‑up)
Pigmeat Pete (Wesley Wilson) and Catjuice Charlie (Harry McDaniels)  Our Family Doctor   Options Coot Grant and Kid Wilson Vol. 2 (1928-1931)  2:29:06 (Pop‑up)
Freedy Johnston  Don't Fall in Love With a Lonely Girl   Options Rain on the City  2:31:20 (Pop‑up)
Grahame Steinberg  Bit Depth   Options Grahame Steinberg 2  2:35:27 (Pop‑up)
Goodbye Berlin  A Sea So Bright   Options Pink Positive demos  2:37:23 (Pop‑up)
Skeeter Davis  I Can't See Me Without You   Options What Does It Take (To Keep a Man Like You Satisfied)  2:41:10 (Pop‑up)
The Clientele  Spirit   Options Strange Geometry  2:43:24 (Pop‑up)
Murals  Lunar Love   Options On a Passing Cloud  2:46:23 (Pop‑up)
Earlimart  Song For   Options Hymn and Her  2:48:31 (Pop‑up)
Randall Woolf  Max Get Homesick   Options Where the Wild Things Are  2:51:03 (Pop‑up)
Lisa Salvo  Blind Man's Bluff   Options Love and Entropy  2:53:43 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:05pm common:

irwin. fellow people.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:06pm Irwin:

I'll get the discussion started since you're all so shy. So, what's your favorite dinosaur?
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 3:06pm still b/p:

Piff to the Paff to the Pouf sensation,
Baby don't fret 'bout the con-tamination.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:06pm Irwin:

Mine is Robert Plant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:07pm Alison Porchnik:

Mine is the one that was introduced in Piff Paff Pouf
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:07pm rrg:

Orson Bean.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:09pm Parq:

I vote with the Ol' Pal on this one.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:10pm marmalade kitty:

the one with the long neck :)
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:11pm Listening Out There:

Mine is Dinah Shore...aka the Dinah Shore dinosaur...
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:12pm Laura L:

BTW, in German Piff Paff Poof! is the onomatopoetic expression for the sound of gunfire.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 3:14pm still b/p:

Barney and Betty Rubble's pet, Hoppy.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:16pm Laura L:

Dinosaur Professor Irwin Corey's my favorite for this spring. Turning 100 on July 29.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:18pm Roberto:

This is purty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:20pm rrg:

Irwin's played songs from this James Wolff EP several times now. Yet I still can't buy it.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:22pm Listening Out There:

I twust woo, Iwin...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:22pm Alison Porchnik:

Once again, Irwin speaks cryptically
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:22pm Sem Chumbo:

I trust you, Irwin. Here, have all my money right now. Major cards accepted, I guess?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:23pm Alison Porchnik:

I don't trust any man's big if
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:23pm Alison Porchnik:

Except for Irwin's
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:25pm rrg:

Well, there you go, then.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:25pm Irwin:

Pamelia Kurstin on theremin
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:26pm Listening Out There:

There's just not enough jazz theremin in the world...
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:26pm OTB:

  Wed. 6/4/14 3:27pm Listening Out There:

...ah, but will Pamelia get a solo? That is the question...
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 3:28pm still b/p:

Circus Boy...it's a love letter to Mickey Dolenz.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:28pm Listening Out There:

Nifty B3 player too...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:28pm Irwin:

She also plays acoustic bass, alto sax, flute, and Moog on this album.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:29pm Irwin:

B-3 by Greg Kurstin
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:32pm Dean:

Theo Bleckman? No, not quite...
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:33pm Irwin:

Theo Bleckmann-like.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:34pm Irwin:

vocalist is Seth Fruiterman
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:34pm berbo:

I've still got a Reason To Believe in Miracles.
Believe it or not.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:35pm paula pc:

this is like throwing a huge heavy velvet blanket on the song and totally smothering it.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:37pm Irwin:

It's not the greatest cover of YSBiM, but it might be the most ambitious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:39pm nickybones:

That end was wonderful.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:39pm paula pc:

@ Irwin -- that's likely right! and all that end needed was the Four Freshmen
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:45pm Sem Chumbo:

Much appreciated, Irwin. Worn the grooves out on this album. An angel's pipes.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 3:47pm Finbar:

Yes! Jenifer Warnes doing a great cover of Cohen.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:47pm Dean:

I tend to confuse Jennifer Warnes with Karla Bonoff. Funny thing about this Cohen album, though, is that when it first came out is heavily recommended in the audiophile journal literature for its recording and engineering quality. Consequently, it's almost impossible for me to listen past the nerdy audiophile silliness.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 3:50pm Finbar:

The I'm Your Man compilation, as I recall, is a more inclusive group of artists covering Cohen. I will have to admit I like the R.E.M. version better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:51pm nickybones:

Excellent news about Courtney Barnett! Bummed to be missing both her NYC shows.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 3:52pm Irwin:

thanks to rrg for this alternate version of Cardiac
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:53pm Mike East:

I just got Courtney Barnett's double LP for my wife. That's some good music there. Looking forward to liveness.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:53pm Laura L:

Courtney B. sells out shows before you can even realize she's coming--both NY shows are sold out already. Dang.
  Wed. 6/4/14 3:54pm P-90:

Huzzah! The "Unfictional" episodes are the ones I haven't heard, so these will be two brand-new Joe Frank Joints for me.
"Noticeably older and frailer" doesn't sound so good though...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 3:59pm nickybones:

What I'm saying, @Laura L! I checked last week (I think) and no dice.
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:02pm Laura L:

@nb--I think no dice too--sold out before I even knew she's coming all the way from Australia. Oh well...
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:05pm Banjo Lisa:

Ahhhhh bliss. I used to listen to Joe Frank and Alan Watts back to back on FMU like church...but better. Thx Irwin!! you roll my world. sometimes rock too! ;)
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:08pm the Brooklyn kid:

What!!! Big round juicy buttocks? Did I hear that or hallucinating?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:11pm V Priceless:

this time I recognize the JF music bed - it's Zero 7.
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:15pm P-90:

"Love is not a zero-sum game." Pretty good, Joe.

@ V Priceless: Thanks for the music ID. Good looking out.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:19pm V Priceless:

thanx P-90 - it's a track called "Destiny" from their "Simple Things" record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 4:22pm common:

good stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:23pm chris:

I recognize the music from a Thievery Corp remix.. but couldn't have called the orig. Thanks, V Priceless!
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:23pm Marie:

Joe Frank, what a genius. Tx Irwin.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:23pm V Priceless:

Hey Common! First two or three Zero 7 records pretty cool, if you like so-called "chill" stuff!
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:24pm the Brooklyn kid:

I remember hearing Alan watts at 6pm every night. I miss his lecture series!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:25pm Alison Porchnik:

Is this the Old Codger?
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:26pm V Priceless:

@ chris - you're welcome! First time in 25+ years I ID'd a JF music bed! ha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:26pm Parq:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 4:35pm common:

i lived in l.a. it is all about giving over control of your vision.
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:36pm P-90:

@ V Priceless: Now I'll have to check out more Zero 7.

@ chris: I'm not surprised Thievery Corp grabbed that Zero 7 too, some tracks are naturals for sampling, no?

@ Banjo Lisa: Yes, Watts + Frank had a synergistic mood-altering effect.
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 4:38pm northguineahills:

oh, wait, I've heard this before!
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:39pm the Brooklyn kid:

Watts was a man ahead of his time! He was so right about many things you see today
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:40pm the Brooklyn kid:

If you really want to hear watts there are some on YouTube
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:41pm chris:

yes, indeed, P 90... :-)
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 4:48pm drewo:

Joe Frank: don't know whether to laugh or cry. Brilliant stuff. Again.
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:50pm P-90:

The first one was OK, this one is brilliant IMO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 4:54pm common:

thank you, irwin. great radio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 4:54pm Bas NL:

Fantastic Joe Frank stories..
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:54pm marmalade kitty:

the coffee on the hand lol!
  Wed. 6/4/14 4:56pm P-90:

@ Brooklyn Kid: I assume you've seen the one or two videos of classic bits of Alan Watts lectures that Trey and Matt had animated at their South Park Studio?
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:02pm Banjo Lisa:

yes mood-altering effect. feeling pleasantly altered right now... ;~)
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 5:15pm Droll:

. o O ( So nice to get home and turn on your machine to get a full-on assault from Art Blakey beating the snot out of his drums while being drenched with reverb. )
We join this album-side drum solo already in progress.
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:16pm P-90:

Hi Droll.
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:20pm P-90:

@ . o O: is this this like a sonar or radar "ping"?
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 5:26pm Droll:

. o O ( They're supposed to be thought bubbles )
I recognize social media sites like this chat board are designed to be declarative, but that's really limiting how we interact with each other and the technology. Indeed, many listeners often struggle to force-fit narrative and conversational structure into the comments board, witness the widespread use of "@name, blah blah blah...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 5:27pm Lewis:

Fight Club is the theme
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:27pm Michele:

The SSD topic is Fight Club
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 5:27pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Radio Fight Club!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 5:28pm Lewis:

failing that - it is "kick Andy's ass"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 5:28pm rrg:

You should get on Ken and Andy's mailing list. Then you'll never be in the dark unless you want to be.
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:29pm P-90:

@ Lewis, Michele, Greg, Shhhh! Remember the first rule of the topic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:33pm Alison Porchnik:

Catjuice. Hmm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:37pm Michele:

@P-90 hahaha!
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:37pm Irwin:

Vocalist with Goodbye Berlin is Danielle Kimak-Stauss, formerly of Lost Patrol
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:38pm Colin:

The Thesaurus, The The Dinosaur
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 5:41pm northguineahills:

Goodbye Berlin, not bad. I believe I was friends w/ Lost Patrol back in the Friendster days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 6/4/14 5:42pm rrg:

You see? You see? Who else plays Skeeter Davis?
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 5:48pm Droll:

rrg, Mary Wing, Chris T., Tamar, Bob Brainen, Charlie, Michael Goodstein, Debbie D. Gaylord, Dough Schulkind, Uncle Michael, Irene, Ken, Matt Fiveash, Michael Shelley, Kenny G (maybe out of context?), Kurt, Dave the Spazz, Kurt Gottschalk, Monica, Rix, Scott Williams, Trent, Joe McGasko, Bill Kelley, Laura Cantrell, Therese, Joe Belock, Betsy Nichols, and Bill Mac.
Avatar 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:49pm Irwin:

Have tons of Skeeter LPs and rarely play her stuff. Adore her harmonies.
  Wed. 6/4/14 5:57pm P-90:

Tha Randall Woolf was great, I see it's from a WtWTA ballet score he wrote, now I gotta hear the whole thing
Avatar Wed. 6/4/14 5:58pm Droll:

Thanks for the Pouf, Irwin. I'll come back to the archives for Piff and Paff in a few days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Wed. 6/4/14 5:58pm maestroso:

What a sweet voice this lady has.
  Thu. 6/5/14 7:20am randy woolf:

hey there, P-90, thanks for the great start to my day! you can get the complete ballet on itunes. you can hear most of my music on my website, randallwoolf.com.
Avatar Sat. 6/7/14 12:42am Droll:

Howdy Irwin! Time for Piff and Paff!

I liked the Minisnap shoegazey pile-o-guitars and vocal harmonies.

Gerry Gibbs was great from the beatbox intro all the way to the jazz Theremin. Stunning arrangements by The Awakening Orchestra -- There's no substitute for a Big Band. Shoegazing is no substitute. During the backannounce you said TAO was "interesting but not great". I thought it was both great and interesting. That was a great second set.

Thank you for reiterating that Joe Frank does not lie -- all those stories and people are real. He does sound a lot older!

Oh boy! Drum Special! EFD moderated, good call, you guys get totally out of hand; and bringing in a ringer so listeners get the opinion of a proper Professional musician is also wise. I've got July 23rd on my calendar!

And here's Art's enormous drum solo, which means we're back to where we joined the first time. Thanks for the wonderful radio/stream/show.
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