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Track Artist Album / Format Approx. start time
Options Get Happy / MUSIC BEHIND THE DJ: Mr. Lucky   Jane Horrocks / Henry Mancini  fxo mix - mashup (CD-R)   0:00:00 )  
 
Options Mandrake   Ergo Phizmiz  "The Peacock" Lp (CD) *   0:12:49 )  
Options Wonderful Wonderful   People Like Us  "Welcome Abroad" Lp (CD)   0:16:08 )  
Options Love Dance Rag   James Blood Ulmer  "Birthright" Lp (CD)   0:22:05 )  
Options Silence, Without Mercy   Durutti Column  Pedro Vlan edit. (MP3)   0:27:11 )  
Options Shine A Light   Michael Fennelly  "Lane Changer" Lp (LP)   0:33:19 )  
Options I Did, I Did   Chris Butler  "Easy Life" Lp (CD) *   0:36:42 )  
Options Ego Death   Busdriver (featuring Aesop Rock & Danny Brown)  "Perfect Hair" Lp (CD) *   0:40:10 )  
Options MUSIC BEHIND DJ: Daly's Tune / FMU Locked Groove   Tommy Daly  fxo mix - mashup (CD-R)   0:45:34 )  
 
Options Singin' Femme   People Like Us (featuring Ergo Phizmiz)  "Don't Think Right, It's All Twice" Lp (CD)   0:49:26 )  
Options Boomerang   Gonzalez, Feist, & Dani  "Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited" Lp (CD)   0:57:07 )  
Options Method   Living Colour  "The Chair In The Doorway" Lp (CD)   1:00:38 )  
Options If You Hold My Hand   Donna Hightower  Mojo Filter Swing edit (MP3)   1:06:22 )  
Options Bad Kick To The Heart   Coves  "Soft Friday" Lp (CD) *   1:10:39 )  
Options Same Town, New Story   Interpol  "Elpintor" Lp (CD) *   1:15:23 )  
Options MUSIC BEHIND THE DJ: Here It Comes/ FMU Locked Groove   Freddie Fresh  fxo mix (CD-R)   1:19:43 )  
 
Options Music To Watch (R.I.P. Bob Crewe)   Brother John Rydgren  "Silhouette Segments" Lp (CD)   1:24:09 )  
Options Colors Of Madness   Liz Berg  "Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets the Music of Sun Ra" compil. Lp (CD)   1:26:55 )  
Options The Planet Is Doomed   Joe McGasko  "Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets the Music of Sun Ra" compil. Lp (CD)   1:28:26 )  
Options SYWIGT   Avery Sunshine  "The Sun Room" Lp (CD) *   1:30:30 )  
Options Mr. Sandman   The Chordettes  fxo mix - mashup (CD-R)   1:32:00 )  
Options Batman Episode 121: King Tut Bowls Over The Dynamic Duo   Gaylord Fields  "Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets the Music of Sun Ra" compil. Lp (CD)   1:33:58 )  
Options Hahahawrhahar   Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic sound bite)  fxo mix - mashup (CD-R)   1:39:30 )  
Options What A Great Joke   Scott Williams  "Interplanetary Remixes: WFMU Reinterprets the Music of Sun Ra" compil. Lp (CD)   1:42:56 )  
Options I'm A Man   Spencer Davis Group  Ravi re-edit (MP3)   1:47:46 )  
Options You Will Lose All Fear   The Bad Plus  "Inevitable Western" Lp (CD) *   1:53:22 )  
Options At The Show   Marco Benevento  "Swift" Lp (CD) *   2:00:37 )  
Options MUSIC BEHIND THE DJ: Why?... and We Repeat... Why?   Taj Mahal  "Music Keeps Me Together" Lp (Vinyl)   2:05:04 )  
 
Options Light My Fire   Al Green  "60's Soul Mix" compil. Lp (CD)   2:10:49 )  
Options Apple Scruffs   George Harrison  All Things Must Pass" demo (CD-R)   2:16:00 )  
Options Living In My Own Dream   Paul Butterfield Blues Band  "An Anthology: The Elektra Years" Lp (CD)   2:21:04 )  
Options The Word (The Beatles)   Ghetto Funk Allstars  The Captain remix (MP3)   2:23:31 )  
Options No Rockefeller   Poly Styrene  Ravi remix (MP3)   2:28:34 )  
Options Wigwam   Bob Dylan  Ravi re-edit (MP3)   2:33:00 )  
Options MUSIC BEHIND THE DJ: Lift   808 State  12" Ep (Vinyl)   2:36:45 )  
 
Options Back Street Girl   Rolling Stones  "Flowers" Lp (CD)   2:41:52 )  
Options Remember Me Lover   Porcupine Tree  "The Incident" Lp (CD)   2:46:17 )  
Options Watcher Of The Skies   Genesis  Live at the BBC- 9/25/72 (MP3)   2:54:11 )  
Options Please Help Me   The Tape Beatles  "Music Keeps Me Together" Lp (CD)   2:58:59 )  
Options Dance Macabre   The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra  "The Bride of Frankenstein (Score by Franz Waxman)" soundtrack Lp (CD)   3:02:22 )  
Options end theme(s)   Hitchcock (with The Nelson Riddle Orchestra)  fxo mix - mashup (CD-R)   3:02:53 )  

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:05am fxo:

hallo, good friends. Guten Tzag
  Mon. 9/22/14 6:05am P-90:

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Mahhn...!
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 6:06am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Frank. Good morning. Hey there, P-90.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:07am fxo:

hey, back atcha, P-90 & Sem. Glad to hear fum ya.
  Mon. 9/22/14 6:08am Jack:

Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 6:09am mauri:

heipähei frank and all.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:09am fxo:

mauri, how has your day been?
  Mon. 9/22/14 6:12am P-90:

So I'm sitting hear with my cans on, thinking: what a cool piece of work THIS is... Then I glance over at the screen, and it's PLU! So I'm thinking, of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 6:12am mauri:

It's been good thanks. I've been working on a song and left it unfinished for now cause I gotta listen your show and enjoy mintchocolates and greentea.
It's gonna get rainy and cold soon. I've prepared the fireplace ready to be lit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 6:14am mauri:

Yeah PLU what a fine work once again. was the very beginning jo staffords shrimp boats?

Ergos song was very uk folky feel and nice.
  Mon. 9/22/14 6:17am Marmalade Kitty:

morning all!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:17am fxo:

mauri: sitting ON your cans. Ouch.

Yo, Jack.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 6:19am Sem Chumbo:

@MK, good day. All good where you are?
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:19am fxo:

I meant "P-90". Sorry, mauri.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 6:19am mauri:

you're a good mashup frank
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:23am fxo:

yer a "good mashup, Chas. Brown"?
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:27am fxo:

back atcha, MK.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 6:38am Sem Chumbo:

" i saw a werewolf drinkin' a pina colada at Trader Vic's
And his hair was perfect."
  Mon. 9/22/14 6:40am Danny:

I need background music for drawing a tattoo, I'm stuck now, and since u asked how to help :)
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:45am fxo:

Danny, good luck. I can't draw a straight line.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 6:48am Sem Chumbo:

I wonder what the musical notation for a boot kick is? I always, since Clockwork Orange, can't shake that association.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 6:51am kat330:

Ave, Frank and assembled 'tooles!
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:00am david from ks:

,,,soun`Good DJFX,,,
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:01am fxo:

"Ave Mario, syllables"?
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:06am kat330:

I woke up late this morning, and Philo's even still sleeping in on a rare vacation day.

@Danny: Speaking of drawing: While Mr. Gristle is having kauniita unia, voici un petit amusement: jtlindroos.tumblr.com...
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:06am david from ks:

,, vass eess?
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:08am fxo:

david from: "Coves".

morning kat330.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 7:09am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...mintchoco & green tea ! - Mauri should run the world, I'm thinkin'...
- Guten TZAG Owl !
(...after a few 1,000 years, the race known as WFMUvians spoke their unique Dialect - unintelligible to others left after the Corporate Apocalypse ; researches related it to Esperanto & Hipster)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Mon. 9/22/14 7:10am maestroso:

Yup, good sounds this AM Mr. O'Toole.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:12am fxo:

guten, etc., 'stroso, & RevRab.
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:15am 3d-nyc:

Good morning all,
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 7:17am duke:

Good morning FXO and all the ships at sea
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:20am P-90:

...did NOT expect God to come into this "girl-watching" rap...
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:23am fxo:

expect the unintelligible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 7:24am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@kat: yer cartoon reminds me of books on early Mad mag (high praise of course) - & fave book 'TheMonsterShow' by D.J.Skal ;
- being a Rawker & a retail cashier - it strikes home how I & Shoppers are literally like each other's Horror Show across Cultural lines
...& being born Nov.3 - Day & 'Dawn of the Dead' hold special interest...
- Joe Belock interviewed Dennis Diken about Bob Crewe - excellent...
...Ken Nordine, Brother John Rydgren & Joe Frank live together on a street in an undisclosed location - somewhere in the Suburbs of Waking Consciousness...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 7:25am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...fxo predicted & I delivered ! - haha...
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:25am kat330:

Aw, this Sandman perfectly timed to Philo's arising.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 7:26am Sem Chumbo:

Frank, liking very much this morning's choices in the last few hours of summer '14. Energy drink for the ears. Look, it's even got Philo out of bed.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:26am kat330:

@Rev Rab: That IS the highest praise and EXACTLY what I was going for! I devoured MAD mags in my impressionable youth.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:27am kat330:

And "Batman" on tv, another staple of adolescence.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 7:27am Sem Chumbo:

ditto, @kat.
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:31am david from ks:

,,,Izzat Fleet Mac Wood thang yer stuff FXODJ sir?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 7:32am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- oh yes - Happy Equinox All !
- this is Day & Night equal length, & Night longer for six months - which I can't say I'm thrilled about - but we got highs in the 70°sF this week - so I guess it's Gravy after LaborDay
...One thing Batman deffo did @ the earliest age: alert me to what Woman was ! (Yvonne Craig, Julie Newmar - spandex - game over)...later I would besmirch the very same pier in SantaBarbara Batman ran on w/ his bomb he could find no place for...
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:33am Philo Gristle:

Morning, Frank & Gang! Waking to the sounds of Mr. Sandman, Batman and Jeff Goldblum?! Marvelous.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 7:41am Sem Chumbo:

Good advice, I am staying in this boat all the way today.
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:44am david from ks:

,,,dang Gate ! I like this to! He found the hook in this I always missed.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:48am fxo:

dang Gate?

morning Philo.
  Mon. 9/22/14 7:49am david from ks:

,,Saweet Keys!!!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:50am kat330:

Back to MAD: for his book review work, Philo was sent 3 beautiful coffee table books gratis. There are two in the MAD's Greatest Artist series "Mort Drucker: Five Decades of His Finest Work" (oddly w/a foreword by Michael J. Fox) and "Sergio Aragonés: Five Decades of His Finest Work," along with "The Art of Harvey Kurtz: The Mad Genius of Comics." Great reminiscences, esp. w/ Drucker's stuff.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:53am kat330:

This set of FMU DJ's works is topnotch. Thank you for bringing them to our attention, Frank!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:53am fxo:

especially Drucker's work; "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, etc."
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 7:55am Philo Gristle:

It's amazing how well some of the early MAD stuff holds up. Drucker was my favorite as a kid and I aspired to draw like he did (impossible!). A lot of the early material still holds up beautifully.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:04am kat330:

@RevRab: BTW, a very belated "thank you!" -- was so excited you made the MAD ref, I wasn't mindful of my manners.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:05am kat330:

Ahhh, the unmistakable, groovy Green sound.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:05am Parq:

Conversely, the current iteration of Mad just hasn't got the spark of genius. Pick up a copy of Mad off the newsstand (if you can still find one) and you'll be shocked by the mediocrity of it. I would like the entire present-era "usual gang of idiots" to get off my lawn. G'morning, all.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:07am kat330:

Ohhh.. what a shame.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:07am Parq:

Digging the way that Al Green picked up the tempo there.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:08am fxo:

yo, Parq. Most likely, however, "Mad" is a step up from "Cracked".
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:08am kat330:

When there's a tech mishap on a track I've star-clicked, I never know whether I should UNclick it. :/
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:09am kat330:

Is this Harrison?
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:10am fxo:

bad, bad CD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:10am Parq:

Is there still a print Cracked? I thought they had switched entirely over to the frat-alum humor and commentary on their website.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- I got that - anyhow, I'm never mindful of my manners
- M. Drucker 85, & a Brooklynite ! makes sense - prob. right Parq sadly...how Mad was Cheap but a Keeper - remarkable...
- kat also right in Thx : A.M. rising especially hard for me of late - so Thx Morning FMU-Js !
- indeed kat: the 'Scruffs' were the hard-core fans loitering always outside Apple - but they were respectful & had some class...
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:11am Philo Gristle:

It's been probably 20 years since I read MAD semi-regularly, though I've been known to pick it up at the grocery store to look at Aragones' gag page!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:21am common:

good morning.
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:24am P-90:

Sorry to say, I mostly gave up on MAD by 75-76 or so, the tide had already turned.
@Kat: Harvey KurtzMAN. Co-founder of the magazine, very underrated artist and writer.
And yes, Drucker's talent is transcendent. Beyond words.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:27am fxo:

morning, common.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 9/22/14 8:27am common:

just found a collection of old mad toons on the street this weekend.
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:27am P-90:

And don't get me started on Wally Wood, a bona fide genius if there ever was one. Had trouble in the 70's earning a living on what they were paying artists, despite staying up all night, working days at a time... Dr. told him his eyesight was going, he'd have trouble drawing eventually; came home and shot himself.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:28am kat330:

@P-90: Well, since I'm older than the hills, I had given up reading MAD before the '70s even hit. It was definitely a middle-school indulgence for me. Another influence on me -- esp. w/ homophonic punning and wordplay -- was Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:29am fxo:

Jay Ward rocked!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:30am kat330:

He did indeed!
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:32am P-90:

@fxo: I don't know if you remember, Al Capp's name came up on the board here a month or two ago...? It's worth noting that a LOT of these MAD artists (and others) passed through his studio as apprentices, honing their craft by drawing and inking Abner, Daisy Mae, and the gang for the newspapers.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:32am Philo Gristle:

@P-90 With you on most of that. Kurtzman remains my favorite, and while I really like Wood's work, it never hit me like some of the others. I wrote a piece on the first two EC volumes recently done by Fantagraphics (Kurtzman & Wood) which elaborates on my thinking on these two: www.bookgasm.com...
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 8:33am Sem Chumbo:

Multiple layers of communication going on in MAD, Rocky and Bulwinkle and those other Jay Ward cartoons, so a wide appeal to kids at various levels of development. I thought I was getting all the inside jokes. Much later, I knew differently.
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:35am P-90:

@fxo: Funny you mention Jay Ward, just yesterday I scored a copy of the out-of-print "Rocky and Bullwinkle" coffee table book from a street vendor. One of those "Oh, I've been looking for that" moments.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:37am kat330:

@Sem: Philo gifted me a Rocky and Bullwinkle collection, so it was the first time revisiting that humor in decades. I'd gone on and on praising the program and how cartoons for kids today aren't up to snuff. Have to admit we've not made it all the way through the collection quite yet. Still some bits to make me smile, but not the ear-to-ear I remember as a kid.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:38am fxo:

definitely a find, P.
Al Capp who hated folkies, rock music, and hated John Lennon. But, the kickapoo joy-juice, yum...
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 8:40am Sem Chumbo:

@Philo: thanks for the link. Nice to read reviews by practitioner rather than the *academic* types caught up in theory. Loved the link to Maltese Falcon & Hallowe'en.
@kat: ah, but we were so much younger then...
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:42am Philo Gristle:

Yep, Kat introduced me to Rocky & Bullwinkle, which I never knew of growing up in Finland. Even when some of the humor doesn't work, it's always a feast for the eyes! Love the old hand-crafted look so much more than any modern flash or computer generated work.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:42am Philo Gristle:

@Sem Thanks, kindly!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:43am kat330:

What I'd forgotten was how much repetitive bits there were. Consolidated into a collection for binge watching like this instead of starting anew the next day, it is really noticeable and annoying for me (I'm not big on repetitiveness in anything, music either).
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:43am P-90:

@Philo: To me, Kurtzman totally exemplifies that early-mid sixties comedy style, very smart and irreverent, along with Jay Ward and his cronies, Stan Freberg, Vaughn Meador who did the "First Family" comedy albums, and Bob Clampett in his post-Warners "Beany and Cecil" days. Jim Henson and Frank Oz were true products of that generation, too. Ivy-league beatnik types...
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 8:46am Sem Chumbo:

@P-90: reminding me of the First Family albums, there is a story about Lenny Bruce performing on the night of the JFK assasination. He walks out on stage, looking downcast and shaking his head. As the crowd gets impatient, he looks up and out at them and says "Poor Vaughn Meader."
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:47am kat330:

They may have undergone a rebirth in more recent years, but I think Saturday morning cartoons died when Clutch Cargo arrived and characters started looking like real humans. Gol that sucked majorly. And so CHEAP (which was why it was done).
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:49am fxo:

what about "Crusader Rabbit"? wow I AM old!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:53am Philo Gristle:

@P-90 Exactly! What I see in today's 'product' is uncontrolled irreverence, lacking purpose. Kurtzman followed through. Interesting how his influence proceeded to the likes of John Holmstrom.

@Kat I've always disliked reality in comics and cartoons! Which is why I never got interested in superhero comics, while still enjoying the Franco-Belgian 'bigfoot' style comics, talking animals and assorted craziness.
Avatar    Mon. 9/22/14 8:54am Sem Chumbo:

Thanks for this morning, Frank, and the Exciting Moments you attract from far and wide. Good sounds and talk. See you all next week, if the tidal river don't rise.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:56am kat330:

Echoing Sem, thank you, Frank! This has been a blast, and a blast from the past! Have a good 'un all and happy autumn!
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:56am Philo Gristle:

Lovely sounds as always Frank, and a fine comments list. Thanks, owl!
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:56am P-90:

Crusader and his pal Rags are the direct forerunners of Rocky and Bulwinkle. The style of humor is already there in embryonic form, and if you look at those episodes now, you can see how they were struggling to solve the then-new problem of producing animation cheaply enough for TV budgets. Of course Hannah-Barbera were working on the same problem...but that's another story.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:58am kat330:

@P-90: I'm not a fan of the Hannah-Barbera oeuvre. One of my pet peeves.
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:58am Philo Gristle:

Hanna-Barbera never solved the problem!! I was excited to finally see Jetsons when it was re-aired in the late 80s, and was beyond disappointed. Pretty, but....
Avatar Mon. 9/22/14 8:58am fxo:

thanks to all of you.
Peace.
  Mon. 9/22/14 8:59am P-90:

Thanks fxo and crew! nice piece, Philo!
Will discuss in future...
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