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Options December 28, 2015: Better Than Silence

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Laddio Bolocko  How About This For My Hair? Part A   Options Live and Unreleased 1997-2000  No Quarter  2015  CD    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Spaceheads  A Short Ride on the Arrow of Time   Options A Short Ride on the Arrow of Time  Electric Brass  2015  CD    *   0:08:52 (Pop‑up)
John Gibbs & The U.S. Steel Orchestra  J'ouvert   Options 12" single  Em  2015  12"  Lord Echo re-edit of 1978 hit    0:14:24 (Pop‑up)
Gérard Vincent  Gérard Vincent par Gérard Vincent   Options Chébran: French Boogie 1981-1985  Born Bad  2015  CD  From 1982  *   0:20:39 (Pop‑up)
Symbol-8  Call Me   Options Disco Love Vol. 4  BBE  2015  CD  From 1978  *   0:24:22 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Clark  Soul   Options Funk Power: Rare Funk & Jazz Volume One  Sweetback  1995  LP  From 1968    0:28:17 (Pop‑up)
The Surveyors  Hello! Y'All   Options Funk Power: Rare Funk & Jazz Volume One  Sweetback  1995  LP  From 1969    0:31:01 (Pop‑up)
The Critics  Without You   Options Greater Manchester Punk 1977-81  Vinyl Revival  2015  CD    *   0:40:23 (Pop‑up)
Buzzcocks  Moving Away from the Pulsebeat   Options Beating Hearts  Burning Airlines/NMC  2000  CD  Manchester, Apollo, 1978    0:43:19 (Pop‑up)
Woodentops  Well Well Well   Options 12" single  Rough Trade  1985  12"      0:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Experimental Products  Feeling Left Out   Options Yet Another Piece of Future Landfill: Choking on Cufflinks 2004 Premium  WFMU  2004  CD-R  From 1982    0:52:01 (Pop‑up)
Zombi  Mission Creep   Options Shape Shift  Relapse  2015  CD    *   0:57:42 (Pop‑up)
Lil Bub  Good Job   Options Science & Magic  Joyful Noise  2015  CD  "magical space cat"  *   1:00:39 (Pop‑up)
Khwanta Fasawang  Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saeb   Options Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep: The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1  Em  2015  CD  From 1984  *   1:12:24 (Pop‑up)
Khwanta Fasawang  Lam Phaen Nai Khon Bo Mi Ongsa   Options Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep: The Best of Lam Phaen Sister No. 1  Em  2015  CD    *   1:18:20 (Pop‑up)
Kathy Young and the Innocents  Magic Is the Night   Options More Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade of Girls 1953-1962  Fantastic Voyage  2015  CD  From 1961  *   1:21:37 (Pop‑up)
Damon and Naomi  It's Over   Options Fortune  20/20/20  2015  CD      1:23:44 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a bunch of 45s in a row
The Orlons  The Wah-Watusi   Options single  Cameo  1962  45      1:29:39 (Pop‑up)
Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s  Doing It to Death   Options single  People  1973  45      1:31:47 (Pop‑up)
Mud  Rocket   Options single  RAK  1974  45      1:36:47 (Pop‑up)
Merilee Rush  That Kind of Woman   Options single  Bell  1968  45      1:40:56 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers  I Only Feel This Way When I'm With You   Options single  Pi Kappa  1975  45      1:43:33 (Pop‑up)
Woodhead Monroe  Mumbo Jumbo   Options single  Oval  1980  45      1:47:04 (Pop‑up)
Our Daughter's Wedding  Airline   Options single  Design  1980  45      1:50:51 (Pop‑up)
Van Halen  Could This Be Magic?   Options single  Warner Bros.  1980  45      1:54:20 (Pop‑up)
Stereolab  Lo Boob Oscillator   Options single  Sub Pop  1993  45      1:57:21 (Pop‑up)
Big Blood  Time Stands Still   Options Double Days II  Dontrusttheruin  2015  CD      2:13:18 (Pop‑up)
Colleen  Soul Alphabet   Options Captain of None  Thrill Jockey  2015  CD      2:20:19 (Pop‑up)
Anna Von Hausswolff  En ensam vandrare   Options The Miraculous  Pomperipossa / Other Music  2015  CD    *   2:25:35 (Pop‑up)
Midnight Doctors  Life and Light Apart   Options Through a Screen and Into a Hole  Ourodisc  2015  CD    *   2:28:40 (Pop‑up)
Tindersticks  Goodbye Joe   Options The Something Rain  Constellation  2012  CD      2:32:17 (Pop‑up)
Bing & Ruth  Broad Channel   Options City Lake  RVNG Intl.  2015  CD    *   2:34:57 (Pop‑up)
Pulse Emitter  Forest   Options Planetary Scale Synth Hypnosis  Metal Postcard  2015  CD  From 2011  *   2:40:52 (Pop‑up)
K. Leimer  Porcelain   Options Tape-Recordings 1977-1980  Vinyl on Demand  2015  LP    *   2:49:12 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  World of Life   Options Who Is the Sender?  Dead Oceans  2015  CD      2:52:04 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 9:03am annie:

good morning, joe!!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:03am V Priceless:

Mornin' Joe! Hope your holiday was swell! All the best in '16!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:05am doctorjazz:

Hey all, back to work after 4 day weekend, a bit of a shock, this music feels about right!
  Mon. 12/28/15 9:07am Claw!:

Good morning, amigos y amigas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

"But I don't want to pay all those bills!"
  Mon. 12/28/15 9:10am Neil, Wild:

Hi Joe. Hey all. Happy frickin' Monday. Sigh.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:14am Joe McG:

Good morning, friends, and here we are on Monday after a holiday. Let's make the best of it.
  Mon. 12/28/15 9:18am KP:

Happy Monday, Joe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:18am redkayak:

Good morning all :)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:32am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe. Apologies, thought that I had emailed you last week. Looks like I did not. Thank you.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:41am Joe McG:

No worries, Brian! You're very welcome!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:43am bobdoesthings:

Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:44am Joe McG:

Hey, bob
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 9:50am Mike East:

Good morning, Joe and listeners!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:51am Joe McG:

Howdy, Mike
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:51am Brian in UK:

Joe, just got this book out of the library. Thoroughly recommend it. He would be an interesting guest!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 9:52am Ear Hammer:

Goooooooooooooood Morning Jooooeeeeee -- Let's make the best of this week indeed!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:53am Joe McG:

@Brian: Good idea! @EH: Happy Monday! :) I'm going to try like hell!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 9:57am Liz Berg:

Oooh, loving Experimental Products! Thanks Joe and Michael Goodstein!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 9:58am Joe McG:

@Liz: What a great comp! Just discovered it recently! Thanks, Michael Goodstein!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:00am bobdoesthings:

I feel like I should be playing lazer tag
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:01am Joe McG:

You should be, bob
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:01am bobdoesthings:

we all should.. listener meetup lazer tag?!
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:04am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Joe
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:12am bobdoesthings:

"i hate cars."
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:13am Trash Boat:

Latest Taylor Swift break up hit.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:13am Joe McG:

Hey, Greg!
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:14am geegee vindaloo:

fond memories of touring around Thailand on a Honda Cub, waiting out monsoon rains under a shelter with Thai moto riders.
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:15am John:

I hate motorsai that run through the BQE at 2:00am
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:16am pygmylunch:

Dangit motorsai
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:17am DaveinPA:

  Mon. 12/28/15 10:17am suea:

i laughed at "slapped to death" too
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:17am pygmylunch:

Fickle eel man is honestly the worst
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:18am ottovonbqe:

Finding that I like Thai music but can't stand ironic readings of the lyrics : (
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:19am Joe McG:

@otto: What irony? These are great lyrics!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:19am bobdoesthings:

<3 khwanta fasawang
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:22am Neil, Wild:

@Joe-can you please play some Dirty Beaches?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:24am Joe McG:

I'd like to, Neil, but I haven't listened to the CD yet so I don't know any of the songs or if I like them.
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:28am Neil, Wild:

@Joe-its SO GOOD please try some soon...its like ambient noise loops with musicality imbued into it...so so so good. With a little bit of hip hop for good measure. Wow.
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:28am riff randell:

Oh no I missed Lil Bub.....
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:30am pygmylunch:

@riff It's okay, Lil Bub is eternal.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:30am Joe McG:

@Neil: I'll give it a go, Neil! Hi, Riff!
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:32am Neil, Wild:

@Joe-I think "Stateless" might be a good place to start...that is what I heard here on FMU...
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:33am BrandonECannon:

but what did my dj speak over!?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:34am Joe McG:

@Brandon: Art Van Damme, the one and only.
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:35am Neil, Wild:

@Joe-the track that I heard was "Displaced" from "Stateless"...wow its like a soundtrack of a shipwreck...
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:36am riff randell:

Is it still summer time in NYC?
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:36am Joe McG:

Thanks for the recommendations, Neil. I believe Scott Williams had DB on his show a year or two ago, but I might be wrong about that.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:38am Joe McG:

@riff: Yep, pretty durn balmy here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 10:42am Scott Williams:

You are correct, Joe! DB was on my show twice ('12 and '13), both sessions are on the FMA: freemusicarchive.org...
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:43am Joe McG:

Great! Thanks, Scott. Check out those FMA sets, Neil!
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:49am Neil, Wild:

@Joe-what is FMA?
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:49am Cecile:

A ska version of "play misty for me"
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:50am Cecile:

you just know he's gonna get obsessed pretty soon.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 10:50am Joe McG:

@Neil: It's our sister site where you can download free music, many times live sets from radio shows. Click on Scott's link above to get there.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 10:55am Cecile:

  Mon. 12/28/15 10:56am Polyus:

Edward? Thank you.
  Mon. 12/28/15 10:58am StuBot:

thanks for playing VH Women and Children first. I have never heard that played on the radio ever, always been a favorite of mine.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:01am Joe McG:

My pleasure, StuBot.
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:01am Listener Alexandra:

My favorite Stereolab song! Thanks, Joe :-)
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:01am Chris from DC:

Stereolab had a couple of perfect singles didn't they?
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:03am riff randell:

Was listening to Refried Ectoplasm all OVER Christmas x
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:03am Joe McG:

My pleasure, Alex!
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:08am StuBot:

Could this be Magic... of course, my mistake. I remember putting that on a mix tape for my HS gf in 1982...
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:13am Cecile:

Joe, I thought of you when I was watching Penguins of Madagascar and Peter Stormare voiced the part of the soft-hearted polar bear. (This movie is surprisingly good and fun).
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:14am Greg from ZONE 5:

Just crossed the border into South Carolina. Rain, chicken shops, fireworks, WFMU
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:14am Joe McG:

Oh, yes, Peter is so talented. It was nice to have him on the show to talk about Ramases.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:15am Chris from DC:

Big Blood!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:15am Joe McG:

@Greg: Buy some fireworks and chicken for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 11:15am Mike East:

@Cecile - thanks for the recommend...I'm gonna check that out for sure.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:17am Cecile:

He was just lovely. It's one of those movies where the best voice is cast whether it be well-known (Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Stormare) or known for other things (the penguins are voiced by Madagasar's producers).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 11:22am Ear Hammer:

This is v v v v pretty. It's Andrew Bird minus Andrew Bird.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:23am bobdoesthings:

yehh,. went to go clicky star.. but was already clicky-ed!
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:25am Cecile:

Colleen's first name is Cecile!
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:27am Cecile:

"Colleen is French multi-instrumentalist Cecile Schott"
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:27am AS from MP:

holiday shutdown at work allows me live, terrestrial access to Surface Noise! One good thing about this twisted holiday period! Happy Everything, Joe, keep on keeping us entertained in '16.
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:29am Ike:

Stormare was totally wasted in a couple of guest shots as a stock villain on Arrow. Sometimes that show is good, but... not those episodes.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:29am Joe McG:

Many thanks, AS from MP! I'm happy whenever people hear the show, live or on archive. Thanks for saying hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:30am Carmichael:

Heya Joe and fellow post-holiday depressants.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:30am Joe McG:

@EH: Ha ha, so right! @Cecile: Wow, two Ceciles! @Ike: I think he gets tired of playing the bad guy. He's sweet as pie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 11:30am Mike East:

I go back and forth with whether I like that show or not too, Ike. Definitely has some lulls.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:31am Cecile:

How did you like the Arrow/Flash crossover, Ike? I thought it was pretty swell. I have to go back and figure out how Laurel Lance somehow manages to not be dead weight - I missed those episodes.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:31am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Sorry, just tuning in now. Any chance you could play "Rocket" again? Hate to have missed it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:31am Mike Sin:

I have some time off from work, so I'm quite happy to listen to your show live and loud through the broadcast signal! I miss hearing this great show in real time. I hope Joe and all listeners here are having a happy and healthy holiday week.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:33am Joe McG:

@Todd: Oops! "The Ladies" on the B is also good! :) @MS: Many thanks, Mike! Happy new year to you.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:33am Cecile:

Joe, do you have any Portico Quartet? They should fit this mood.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:36am Joe McG:

@Cecile: We might, but I have to be honest with you, I'm not feeling up to a dash into the library. For some reason I got up at 4 a.m. and couldn't go back to sleep today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:36am maestroso:

This 2015 set is great.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:36am Cecile:

that's fine. Still, you might want to check them out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:36am Carmichael:

This ambient stuff fits my Monday morning like a glove. Especially after a hard partying week.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:38am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I definitely will, thanks for the recommendation! I've gotten two recommendations for music to check out today. Does anyone else have any 2015 favorites that you think I might like?
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:38am AS from MP:

Yes, what Mike Sin said: archives are great, live in the moment is greater still. Happy holiday week to Mike, always look forward to his air time.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:40am Cecile:

I thought the Horrendous album was great if you like Finnish death metal.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:41am Cecile:

Symphony for the Devil by Mamuthones was also excellent.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:41am Joe McG:

@Cecile: Ha ha! I think you may have mistaken me for Chris M.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:42am Cecile:

The Nicholas Jaar single Nymphs II is great minimal techno.

Well, Joe, some of the guitar on there is pretty damn lyrical once you get past the hrarrrrrr part.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:44am Cecile:

At times it sounded like they had drafted Buck Dharma to play for them.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:44am Joe McG:

@Cecile: I find it personally difficult to get past the hrarrrr part. I know that's my problem.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:45am Cecile:

It all evens out. I'm not the biggest Big BLood fan, either.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:47am V Priceless:

digging the ambient groove...fine stuff, Joe! Kinda reminiscent of "Music from The Hearts of Space", which was always a fave here.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:48am Joe McG:

@VP: I'm feeling at home here, at long last. Sometimes it's hard to tell what music is going to work for you on a certain day.
Avatar Mon. 12/28/15 11:54am Claw!:

Tanks, Joe! Swell show.
Have a great week, All!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Mon. 12/28/15 11:55am Mike East:

yeah, great show this morning, Joe. Can't believe its already over. Hope you can get some rest!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:55am Joe McG:

Thanks, Claw! And thanks everyone who listened and commented today. Happy new year!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:56am bobdoesthings:

thanks joe!happy new year
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:57am V Priceless:

Cheers Joe! You Rock! Thank you and Happy '16!
  Mon. 12/28/15 11:57am Neil, Wild:

Awesome show, Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Kwanzaa!
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:58am Brian in UK:

Happy New Year everyone.
Avatar 🎃 Mon. 12/28/15 11:59am V Priceless:

@ Joe: more superb, late-nite deep space music, if you are so inclined: www.discogs.com...
  Mon. 12/28/15 1:53pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Hey Joe-Just outside of Atlanta en route to Jackson, MS. Have a happy new year!
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