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Options June 17, 2014: Same Time, Next Year: the Coney Island Edition
Since 1989 I've served as MC of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. This Sat., June 21, represents my 25th year behind the mic. It's hard to believe I've been associated with a yearly event that long. But then I look around and realize I'm involved in other yearly events, too: the WFMU Fundraising Marathon and the WFMU Record Fair, for instance. And every year for almost ten I'm in Louisville in March and Dallas in August for work. I generally don't think about yearly events until they sneak up on me. And I don't otherwise encounter the people with whom I share these events. I'm curious to hear which yearly events you're part of and whether you see those participants outside of the event. And I'd love to know what keeps you going back year after year. We'll also talk about your favorite amusement park ride.

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Artist Track Year Approx. start time
Led Chris T. Zeppelin  The Aerial View Ocean   Options 2014  0:00:00 ()
Tom Waits  Coney Island Baby   Options    

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/17/14 6:00pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Hey Chris + everybody!
  Tue. 6/17/14 6:02pm P-90:

Happy 25th, Chris T
Avatar Tue. 6/17/14 6:08pm MisterJohnny:

I'm melting....
Avatar Tue. 6/17/14 6:09pm MisterJohnny:

I'm melting...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/17/14 6:12pm Greg from Bloomfield:

That's why I love Winter Solstice. There's about 2 hours of daylight, but you know you're on the upswing for the next 6 months!
  Tue. 6/17/14 6:16pm cglenn:

attempting to come see the Mermaid Parade with my goil friend this Sunday..
i'll try to say hello..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:32pm Marcel M:

Isn't Bayone really close to Jersey City? Also, I believe Bike Kill is an event where people get together and do really insane things with bikes, build crazy bikes and destroy bikes. Seems wild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:34pm Mike East:

I've tried to make the IBJ Xmas party an annual event, but so often it coincides with my Grandfather's birthday. Also the record fair and volunteering for the marathon come to mind...maybe I need to get some more interests other than wfmu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:35pm Mike East:

yes, bayonne is right next to JC, I believe. The exit I get off to go to Jersey City is actually for Bayonne.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/17/14 6:37pm Greg from Bloomfield:

@Mike: The IBJ party coincided with my birthday, so I used to celebrate at Maxwell's every year. The Hoof N Mouth is probably my favorite annual event...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:38pm Marcel M:

I look forward to soaking Andy during the marathon every year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/17/14 6:39pm dale:

i know of this milestones of which this kid speaks. it's just in a big open field in harpersfield ny. actually a real thing with good bands and a lot of stoned/drunken/puking kids. music is sort of jam band-y, kid's birthday was just a convenient excuse for his father to throw a party. i've been to one of them, and it was really for the hippy adults, not the kids.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:44pm Marcel M:

If you live in Brooklyn, you hear these songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:45pm Marcel M:

Woahhh... did I just hear Walter curse? Or did I imagine that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:45pm Mike East:

weird...mahwah is where my grandfather lives
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:47pm Mike East:

yeah, Marcel...he just missed the button
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:49pm Marcel M:

Thought I may have dreamed it Mike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 6/17/14 6:56pm Greg from Bloomfield:

Thanks, Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:57pm Marcel M:

Fun show Chris, thanks! Love guitar nerd talk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 6/17/14 6:58pm Mike East:

nice call, Marcel
  Wed. 6/18/14 5:30pm ccrides:

I have to agree about Jimmy Fallon and your big mouthed overweight Gov...LOL...sickening!!!...Have fun with the mermaids!!...:)O(:..
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