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Options September 8, 2015: Achiiles Last Stand

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Tonight: Achilles Last Stand
I wish I could say I've reconciled to the inevitable - that Aerial View is leaving the airwaves of WFMU until at least June 2016 - but I keep hoping for a reprieve. Like the Governor calling the Warden with a last-minute stay of execution, I imagine my podiatrist calls Ken Freedman and tells him to hold off on the schedule change, that these surgeries (yes, there's more than one) are not necessary. Except it's too late: the new WFMU Schedule was released yesterday and Sportsy Talk will now be heard Tuesdays at 6 PM:
I hope you'll stay with me as I get back into pure podcasting, something I did for years with the show Communication Breakdown (which, oddly enough, eventually became a web-only streaming show with phone calls!).
Again, if you're already listening to Aerial View as a podcast, nothing changes. If you want to make sure you'll continue to get the show, check the How To Hear Aerial View section, below. My plan, right now, is to make a new podcast available every Tuesday by 6 pm. 

I will continue to do this newsletter and there will also be a new playlist every week. 

Tonight's show will be a summing-up and a farewell (for now), so call 201-209-WFMU and sing a little To Sir With Love. Just not the godawful Glee version.
Last Week: This Wasted Land
Last week's show was all over the place, just as I like it. Some of you were expressing disappointment over the news and some of you were weighing in on the erstwhile topic (see above). Speaking of weighing in...
  • "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Chris T. will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster."
  • I miss having a job where I could just listen to music/podcasts/WFMU archives for 85% of my shift. The schedule sucked, but that was a nice trade off.
  • Chris T, enjoy your show and listen to archives which is essentially the same as a podcast so will definitely follow over. Maybe do a chat during the show similar to the comments board?
  • Gun-toting hippies are the worst.
  • The only guy I dated who owned a gun also had sexual dysfunction.
  • Hey Chris - I'm a New Yawker, and I couldn't agree more with u about the swell Jersey peeps!
  • Thanks, Chris T! another great show.
Promise Box
(“Let’s sidetrack..."
he said, whispering,
“...let’s pull a card from the box.")
The box is labeled
Words of Life
Promise Box

and reads
Contains 300 Precious Passages from the Bible.
There are 60 red cards with text pertaining to
the wonderful love of God.
This feature adds interest and anticipation
to the use of this Bread of Life box.
The white cards have inspirational texts,
also many special Precious Promises
to those who love the Lord.
The texts serve well as theme thoughts,
and when read daily,
will lend encouragement
and inspiration for happy living.

At the bottom of the box
are the words
Take Card Here.
which is what I do
every few days
Let’s pull a card, shall we?
Let’s see what the
Words of Life
Promise Box

has to tell us 
The people that do know their
God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Dan. 11:32

What does that MEAN?
Is it like doing CRIMES?!
If you know your God...
if you are close with him,
if you speak to him everyday,
promise to be good
so you can live forever -
in the clouds,
in the sky -
then you’ll do exploits.
According to Daniel,
one of the apostles, eh?
I used to know them all,
sit in St. Mary’s
Roman Catholic Church
shivering in the winter,
wondering why they made Jesus
drag his own cross up the hill.
What cruel bastards
those Romans were,
gambling at the foot of the cross:
“Baby needs a new pair of sandals!"
I learned the way of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Saviour
who died in the blood
for your sins
so that you may have life
if you live by his teachings
and love God.
I’ve never been worshipful.
I suppose I have no faith.
I don’t believe in a
supernatural world.
As a lapsed Catholic
I find the Bible
perverse and gory.
So much blood,
so much suffering
for those who disobey,
who can’t kneel down,
“So you are a star -
Nobody knows you
like I do.
And you will go far -
Nobody knows you like I do.
You’ve got to love only me.
You’ve got to feel only me.
‘Cause nobody knows you
Nobody shows you the way
That I do."

The Hudson Brothers,
sounding like The Beatles
It’s cool, though.
Has some Badfinger in there.
I remember watching their TV show
on Saturday mornings.
Didn’t one of them marry
Goldie Hawn?
I never heard this song.
it’s amazing.
I listen on the headphones.
What is the song saying to me?
Why did I discover it NOW?
I’ve had this CD
for how damn long?
And there it was
hiding in plain sight
Like me.
I’ve been hiding in plain sight
for years
I’ve been under your nose
all this time
Who the fuck IS this guy?!
You’re asking.
“Why should we care
what the hell he’s doing
And I answer:
“You should care
 because I do.
Don’t ask stupid questions."
Etta James sings:
“You go to my head
“The thrill of a thought
that you might give a thought
to my plea
casts  a spell over me.
Still I say to myself
can’t you see.
That it can never 

But who am I?
And who will I be?
I’m Chris
with a capital
And the question is,
"Will you stay with me?"
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Artist Track Year Format
Led Chris T Zeppelin  Achilles Last Aerial View Stand   Options 2015  WAV 
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Upcoming Events
WFMU Literary Guild Meet Up
The next WFMU Literary Guild Meet Up happens Sat., Sep. 18 at the KGB Bar at 85 East 4th St., NYC.

On the bill:  Please join the new WFMU Literary Guild Facebook Group and follow the Twitter account. All hail the written word!
Pencil Me In
Come and join us for Pencil Me In, the Monmouth Museum Emerging Artist exhibit featuring eighteen pieces by wife Janet Tsakis. Opening night is Friday, September 18, 6 - 8 pm.

Wed., Oct. 7, 7 - 8 pm, Janet gives an Artist Talk. The show runs until October 18.

The piece above will be in the show.
Obligatory Throwback Pic
Reading the LCD Program Guide during The Nightmare Lounge
Froeburg Hall, Summer 1988.
How To Hear Aerial View
OVER THE AIR: Every Tuesday night, 6 PM Eastern time on WFMU in the metro NY/NJ area at 91.1 FM and on WMFU at 90.1 in the lower Catskills, Hudson Valley, western New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.

ON THE WEB: Streaming audio in several formats is available at wfmu.org.
ON DEMAND ARCHIVES: The Aerial View Archive page features archives going back to nearly the beginning of the show in RealAudio and MP3 format.
PODCAST: Aerial View is available on iTunes as a podcast.
WFMU MOBILE: Listen live via the mobile app or browse the archives. Get the iOS app here and the Android version here. Amazon Kindle users can use the TuneIn Radio app. Info for other platforms, including Blackberry, etc. can be found here.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:01pm DanH:

Can this truly be the end?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:01pm Greg from ZONE 5:

  Tue. 9/8/15 6:01pm V Priceless:

Hey Chris!
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:03pm JakeGould:

Hey Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:04pm Marcel M:

Chris and friends. Hello!
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:06pm -andrew-:

Hello Chris and everyone else!
  🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:06pm Listener Robert:

You're really going to have operations on 1 or more feet?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:12pm Folsom:

Your nose runs and your feet smells!
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:13pm JakeGould:

FWIW, folks in non-hipster Brooklyn seem to be hot on these 2-wheel self-balancing scooters. Not a Segway, but… Just look at it… www.youtube.com...
  🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:13pm Listener Robert:

I had plantar warts removed from both feet in 2007, including a half-$ size one. It hadn't really sunk in how long I'd be laid up or at least impaired afterward.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:13pm Mike East:

just got the "Achilles" pun. nice one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:14pm Marcel M:

I've seen those things.... the first time I saw them 3 kids came around a corner on them. I was really taken a back
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:15pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Those things are weird, and nobody should use them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:15pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Chris will stick his toe in the water and try to make a phone-in podcast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:15pm steve:

yup i saw a ton of them in various neighborhoods south of Prospect Park on my walk the other day Jake
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:15pm JakeGould:

@Greg: I in the past hour I saw a guy in Bay Ridge—with slicked hair and the whole “Brooklyn” thing—riding one of those and… VAPING!!! It’s like I was in Blade Runner!
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:16pm JakeGould:

@steve: See. It’s funny how goofy trends like that exist outside of “Brownstone Brooklyn” but are all over the place everywhere else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:17pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:17pm steve:

lol @ slicked back hair guy vaping on one, thats magical
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:17pm spodiodi:

  Tue. 9/8/15 6:18pm V Priceless:

Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:18pm dale:

hearty and chris together - when worlds collide!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:18pm Mike East:

I walked past an artisanal vape store in Montclair over the weekend...wtf?!
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:19pm JakeGould:

@steve: If he had a bucket of paint and two pizza slices folded on top of each other, then it would be like “Saturday Night Fever: 2015”
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:20pm dale:

HA HA HA. chris is our Sir.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:20pm Ike:

Make the stars a pie?
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:20pm JakeGould:

@MikeEast: How was it artisanal? Tons of vape places in deep Brooklyn that are just like 1 thing away from a head shop.
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:21pm V Priceless:

Maude was great!
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:21pm dale:

adrienne barbau in the deep - meow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:22pm steve:

PLEASE let there be an Aerial View Hearty crossover episode!
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:22pm spodiodi:

Hope everything goes well, Chris. We'll miss ya.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:22pm JakeGould:

Whose going to foot the bill? I mean, make sure the doctor is not a quack.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:22pm dale:

or was that jaqueline bissett? my bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:22pm Ike:

The quest to come up with a podia-pun here is defeeting me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:23pm Mike East:

@JakeGould - I have no goddamn clue. I just kept walking...shaking my head. I think it had some dumb unique flavors. Was called "Artisanal Vapor" or something
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:23pm Greg from ZONE 5:

@dale: Are you thinking of The Fog maybe?
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:24pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:24pm Mike East:

has a pun been made of the fact that the show is turning into a PODcast?
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:24pm heartywhite:

Chris used to introduce my show as Maximum Nutrition. I think I might change the name of the show this week in his honor.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:25pm JakeGould:

Look up “2 wheel self balancing scooter”. They go from $170 to $400. www.google.com...
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:25pm JakeGould:

@heartywhite: MAXIMUM NUTRITION! Murder Nutrients! Nutrition in your FACE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:26pm Ĩkє:

@Dale@6:21, was "meow" a reference to Barbeau's role as the voice of Catwoman on Batman: The Animated Series? (Sometimes that show was brilliant... too bad the Catwoman ones were mostly pretty bad.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:29pm Ike:

Yeah, area codes don't seem to matter much anymore, which kind of drives me nuts. I even got a call from a NY government agency using a 929 number... WTF?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

They are a self-balancing board, the original is the IO Hawk (a thousand something dollars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

They are a self-balancing board, the original is the IO Hawk (a thousand something dollars.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:31pm JakeGould:

@KenFromHydePark: Yikes! Look at the Brookstone page on that thing. $1,199.99? www.brookstone.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:32pm Folsom:

The game's afoot!
  🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:32pm Listener Robert:

I have talipes equinus, but the surgery to fix it would've been, not in the foot, but the calf muscles or Achilles tendon.
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:33pm -andrew-:

Glad you're not feeling too de-feet-ed about the situation.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:33pm JakeGould:

Purview (n): mid-15c., "body of a statute," from Anglo-French purveuest "it is provided," or purveu que "provided that" (late 13c.), clauses that introduced statutes in old legal documents, from Anglo-French purveu, Old French porveu (Modern French pourvu) "provided," past participle of porveoir "to provide," from Latin providere "make ready" (see provide). Sense of "scope, extent" is first recorded 1788 in "Federalist" (Madison). Modern sense and spelling influenced by view (n.).

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:35pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The interim show can be classified as a podiatrycast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:38pm Folsom:

@andrew like wide world of sports - the agony of de-feet
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:46pm V Priceless:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:51pm chris:

thanks, Chris T! may you heal fast and true, sir!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

We'll keep our ears on. Good luck!
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:56pm spodiodi:

Chris T, if you look back and only see one set of footprints in the sand, they are those of your listeners... carrying you. We will never leave you. Heal well!
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:56pm V Priceless:

Thanks for all your great work, Chris - best of luck with the surgery and the podcast!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:56pm exiledinbk:

Good luck Chris! Hope it goes well and your back up and at it again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 9/8/15 6:57pm Mike East:

Seeya Chris. Thanks for the many hours of entertainment. Looking forward to many hours more.
Avatar Tue. 9/8/15 6:58pm heartywhite:

Good job, Chris! More great things to come, I know. Great luck and good health.
  Tue. 9/8/15 6:58pm spodiodi:

David Lynch <3
  🎃 Tue. 9/8/15 6:58pm Listener Robert:

  Tue. 9/8/15 6:59pm SeanG:

keep kicking ass Chris!
  Tue. 9/8/15 7:00pm LES:

We need you on WFMU so come back when you can.
  Tue. 9/8/15 7:01pm Another Chris:

And he exits. And closes with the Beach Boys. Class act until this end. Awaiting a swift recovery and triumphant return. Kudos Chris!
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