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Options February 3, 2015: Stop Drinking The Haterade!
Back in July I did an Aerial View show titled Hate & Discontent and asked you to go against the grain by calling in with stories of love and contentment. Tonight, I want to know how you keep from drinking the "Haterade".

I'm old enough to remember when only those of us who had "public" gigs were hated, stalked, or otherwise harassed. Nowadays, if you have a Facebook page or any other social media presence, odds are there's someone sipping' the Haterade and hoping you will, too.

As much as we'd like to ignore those who don't like us or enjoy the unique presence we bring to the world, it's nearly impossible. Even Louis C.K. talks about those disapproving faces he sees in an audience of thousands who love him. What is it about human nature that has us drinking the Haterade? Have you ever had someone off their unsolicited opinion of you? How do you deal with your trolls?



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Artist Track Year Format
Beck Chris T.  I'm a Aerial View Loser   Options 2015  WAV 
Buddy Holly  It Doesn't Matter Anymore   Options 1959  WAV 
Buddy Holly & The Crickets  That'll Be The Day (Alternate Version)   Options 1957  WAV 

Listener comments!

Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:04pm Fuzzy:

Poor Leonard! Should have joined the Navy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:08pm Mike East:

I don't know if I can watch this gif for an hour. I HATE that scene. Makes me so sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:09pm dale:

i drink vodka or gin. then there's no room for haterade.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:10pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

The weather hates us because we use these dumb names. Prepare for more disappointment.
Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:11pm Fuzzy:

Yes -- doxing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:14pm Mike East:

interesting NY'er article on dealing with trolls from a while back here: www.newyorker.com...
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:17pm Mary from Trenton:

Interesting topic. The troll phenomenon is part of a larger pathology of internet addiction. The power of the troll is very often equal to the power of the addiction of those who depend on social media platforms to validate their self esteem. There is a codependency at play that should be recognized.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:18pm Robert:

Don't leave us in suspense about how to kill flies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:18pm dale:

mandy's wrong on this one - they hate themselves, that's why they try to hate every body else even more.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:19pm Fredericks:

Clap your hands four inches above and behind the fly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:21pm JakeGould:

Grab a huge role of newspaper, hold it over your head and whip that right on the fly. Also works for trolls, schmucks and a-holes.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:21pm Robert:

Interesting, Fredericks. Above & behind, like you're anticipating their flying backwards?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:22pm JakeGould:

Mary, trolls existed before the Internet. Hecklers, stalkers, masked vigilantes, etc…
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:24pm JakeGould:

Deadly form of mold that made him fat? What is that? A supervillain origin story?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:28pm dale:

just go with the oldies station when you commute. and the weather with mr. g.
  Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:28pm King Dean:

I'm also currently dealing with a transexual prostitute ninja fraud
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:28pm Marcel M:

Hi Chris. Been a while since I could listen live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/3/15 6:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The crazy-heads in ISIS seem pretty filled with hatred. They've beheaded people and apparently burned someone alive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:32pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Advice I gained from Lenny at the UMass Field Station on Nantucket: wear a blue hat with a wide brim. Flies are attracted to the blue but can't figure out how to get under the brim.

Hanging up a blue plastic cup (or other blue item) coated with something sticky will also work.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:33pm Nellie:

Don't kill it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:33pm Mike East:

shooting flies with rubber bands works pretty well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:33pm dale:

"help me. help me"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:34pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

The fly is slowly morphing into Jeff Goldblum.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:34pm Robert:

Duh, flies are attracted to Pie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/3/15 6:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

My dad died on this day, oddly enough.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:35pm troll:

I learned my lesson. I did it because I envied the dj as Ive done before to other djs because I want to b a dj and am not. Simple. I am not going to do it again. I learned my lesson and I stopped. What else should I do? Please drop it. Txs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:37pm dale:

david hedison - you kids think goldblum invented that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:38pm dale:

seats in coach aren't ample enough for christy.
Avatar    Tue. 2/3/15 6:39pm Guido from Cologne:

The fly tends to escape the oposite direction your hand comes from.
The trick to target a little bit "behind" the fly.
So you will catch the fly the moment it seemingly fleed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/3/15 6:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I used to catch flies, then clip their wings a little and toss them into spiderwebs.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:40pm Fredericks:

When startled they turn and jump, Chris.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:41pm dale:

i loved harry harrison and mr. g, and cousin brucie and all that stuff.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:41pm Robert:

Guido, Fredericks, don't you mean BEYOND?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:42pm JakeGould:

WBGO!
Avatar    Tue. 2/3/15 6:42pm ironybread:

I live in L.A....whatever happened to BAI?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:43pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Dale, after Eric Stoltz in The Fly II, it's hard to remember anything.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:43pm LES:

My uncle always said praise and insults should be ignored and you will find the truth in between. It works for me. The troll thing just seems stupid anyway.
Avatar    Tue. 2/3/15 6:43pm Guido from Cologne:

beyond may be the right word.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:44pm Adam:

Chris, Who is the troll?
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:44pm Robert:

No, Chris, I meant you were playing "American Pie", so the fly came.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:44pm dale:

flies love yellow. go to any hot rod car show and the flies are all on the yellow cars - i kid you not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:45pm JakeGould:

Get an old lady to swallow the fly. I don’t know why she’ll swallow the fly. Perhaps she’ll die? Then you’ll have a dead old lady in the studio. Oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:45pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Guido, I wish you'd have us do your bidding already if you're going to keep hypnotizing us with that avatar.

Or ARE we already doing your bidding?
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:46pm ListenerJohn:

WVLT 92.1 in Vineland is pretty good for
Oldies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:46pm Marcel M:

Andy Breckman wrote that song, did you know that Chris? :-)
Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:47pm Fuzzy:

Kill it with fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 2/3/15 6:47pm Ken From Hyde Park:

When beset by fruitflies in the summertime, my solution is to vacuum them up. I presume they perish in the dust container. I'm careful to not suck up bits of fruit that they could live on in there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:47pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Does that make this The Day The Day The Music Died Died?
Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:48pm Fuzzy:

I meant the song, not the fly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:49pm dale:

the pilot of the plane died too - no one remembers him, poor soul
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:49pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

What? Are you kidding? That's not what I said!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:50pm dale:

sad trombone - so fecking wrong!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:51pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

You started playing "The Day the Music Died" then stopped and said "I killed it."

So today is The Day "The Day The Music Died" Died.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:52pm Robert:

I like this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:52pm dale:

poor don mclean - that hot air balloon/ high tension wire accident was truly horrific
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:53pm dale:

please do don mclean karaoke next week
Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:55pm Listener 102356:

You killed the buzz!
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:55pm John Caron:

The day the music died was when Bill Murrray stopped hearing "I Got You Babe " the day after GroundHog Day. Feb 3rd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:56pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Who will torture a generation with a song about Don McLean's death? WFMU should hold a contest when the time comes.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:56pm dorian:

i had to look up "the day the music died" in order to understand what this was all about. Then when i finally found out--i was like "oh, ok" LOL at the time im sure the plane crash was tragic, but today i have to assume it is irrelevant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:57pm Mike East:

actually, John, he heard it the day after as well...making him believe temporarily that it was still Groundhog Day. The alarm came on at a slightly different part of the song, though.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:57pm Robert:

Pete, if Chris has the same backgrounds on the screens as we see, he can't read the text any easier than we can.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:57pm Mike East:

oh no, I'm THAT guy. sorry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:58pm JakeGould:

@dorian: “LOL at the time im sure the plane crash was tragic, but today i have to assume it is irrelevant.” Yes, two great American artists die in one day at the peak of their fame. So irrelevant. What a schmuck.
Avatar Tue. 2/3/15 6:58pm Fuzzy:

See you next Tuesday! Go easy, Leonard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 2/3/15 6:58pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Fair enough. I will type in high-res from now on.
  Tue. 2/3/15 6:59pm Suzy:

mr chin!
  Tue. 2/3/15 7:09pm dorian:

@jake gould --well listen i didnt mean to be disrespectful, it's just a generational issue. At age 40 I'm an old coot to my high school students--to them the death of Kurt Cobain is irrelevant, yet it was a big deal when i was in high school and nirvana is seen as a turning point in rock. In much the same way--today hardly anyone actively listens to holly,valens, big bopper yet they are hall of fame artists. That's what i meant by saying that by today's standards it was irrelevant.
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