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"I listened yesterday. It's no reflection on you but I could'nt see where you were going or what you were going for. This early seventies thing did'nt get noticed the first time and you talk about friends of like Dealney and Bonnie who had records out like we're supposed to remember who they are. Then you play this long winded free jazz stuff that really grates on my nerves. And that noise without a beat and sounds like someones being pinched. Then you play a reggae song, I think you called it Dub, to what, be cool? You seem to really fetishize the whole folk thing too which is obnoxious to us who don't even care. I liked it when you played that punk song though. I like Joe Belock a lot." (Visit homepage.)

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robert plant  thru with the two step   Options   0:00:00 ()
robert bensick band  after the ball   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS LP!  0:17:08 ()
the stallion  dark side of the wall   Options anyone who pledges $75 or more from now until 10:30 gets in the drawing for this grand prize, one of TWO grand prizes we're offering today  0:19:40 ()
robert bensick band  doll   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS LP!  0:27:52 ()
the stallion  dark side of the wall   Options anyone who pledges $75 or more from now until 10:30 gets in the drawing for this grand prize, one of TWO grand prizes we're offering today  0:32:35 ()
die wilde jagd  flederboy   Options   0:40:18 ()
US GIRLS  rage of plastics   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS CD  0:52:55 ()
the stallion  dark side of the wall   Options anyone who pledges $75 or more from now until 10:30 gets in the drawing for this grand prize, one of TWO grand prizes we're offering today  0:54:41 ()
us girls  mad as hell   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS CD  0:57:49 ()
mass hysteria  tenderloin   Options   1:00:25 ()
the stallion  dark side of the wall   Options anyone who pledges $75 or more from now until 10:30 gets in the drawing for this grand prize, one of TWO grand prizes we're offering today  1:17:27 ()
steve gunn & john truscinski duo  taksim II   Options anyone pledging $50 gets in teh drawing for these two Steve Gubb / John Truczinski LPs  1:20:10 ()
steve gunn & john truscinski duo  banh mi ringtones   Options anyone pledging $50 gets in teh drawing for these two Steve Gubb / John Truczinski LPs  1:44:04 ()
dirty songs  dirty protest   Options   1:50:31 ()
jerry solomon  denied   Options $20 gets ya in the runing for this FEEL THE MUSIC cd  2:02:46 ()
ray harlowe & gyp fox   run   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS CD  2:14:51 ()
US girls  time   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS CD TOO  2:17:19 ()
numbers band  about the eye games   Options PLEDGE $20 + TO GET A CHANCE AT WINNING THIS CD  2:35:25 ()
alvarius b  look up to the skies for a pledge   Options   2:36:49 ()
dennis wize  consciousness program   Options   2:50:52 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:06am George of Troy:

Hey, JA... good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:06am Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz:

good afternoon all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:06am John Allen:

morning Geroge
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:07am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@Grzegorz-are you in Poland? My wife is from Poland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:08am TDK60:

Good morn. Been enjoying Plant's two most recent albums, here in the Teens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:08am steveo:

ok whew (hi)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:08am John Allen:

hey Grzegorz / morning all
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:09am ben abs:

Morning JA, Morning All
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:09am Michele:

Excited to be here with John Allen raising money for WFMU! Good morning everyone!
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:09am bk845:

PARTY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:12am adampsyche:

song never stops being good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:13am melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:14am Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz:

@Wild I'm in Ireland currently. Say "Cześć!" to your wife from me. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:15am Itzall Ablurr:

Who up in there with JA today? Also, good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:17am Stepchild:

Morning folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:17am Planet Tyler:

Yaaas Ben Waller!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:19am Michele:

Hi Itzall, Michele here helping out John Allen this morning and thrilled to be here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:20am Itzall Ablurr:

Hi Michéle, so good to hear your voice again this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:21am karlward:

At show start, I was slightly panicking that:

- I had somehow ended up in a parallel universe where Led Zeppelin never happened, but some something eerily similar had happened, and it was pretty cool, but not Zeppelin
- and JA in the AM was also strangely different, starting with something other than "Wake Up."

I am calmer now, but still shaken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:23am karlward:

Wait... am I in that parallel universe? Did Pink Floyd also not happen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:23am Michele:

Ah thanks Itzall, nice to be here.

Hey @Planet Tyler thanks for being such a strong supporter this marathon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:24am Itzall Ablurr:

Only $20 entry fee for a shot at this gem?!? Hellz yeah I'm in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:24am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

I really don't like the Flaming Lips cover of Dark Side of the Moon. It is too weird and random and unmusical.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:26am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear Wild, you're putting us on, right? That's not really Flapping Labias, is it? I still might need it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:29am The Oscar:

I can't tell you how many times Lou Reed yelling "Watch out!" in "Sunday Morning" has saved me from backing into a telephone pole.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:29am northguineahills:

I dig how WN keeps on messing w/ his tag and avatar ever since Ike gave him some tips.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:30am BronwynB:

hey john and michele and everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:31am Michele:

Morning Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:34am Michele:

For $75 you can get John's premium and negate poor fashion and end your week in style with a T-shirt designed by artist/ sound conceptualist Graham Lambkin - wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:35am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear northguineahills, speaking of which, I know that clicking on (any of) the tags here changes the color on my end, does it do it universally as well? I.e., I just clicked a few including yours and now they are urnge instead of yellow. Inquiring "minds" and all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:36am Michele:

* (disclaimer that this is CLOSE to what the final design will be, it is almost finished) wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:38am TDK60:

Gotta occupy yourself with something I suppose.
  Fri. 3/16/18 9:40am the Hard R:

Floyd is so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:40am northguineahills:

@Itzall: No, the other user needs to click on it as well, and even then, it depends on the user's cookie settings, as it will reset periodically. (I've played around w/ said function often). That reminds me, I need to reset my wfmu.org settings on this computer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:41am TDK60:

Idea: Big Blood re-imagines Floyd's Ummagumma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:42am Itzall Ablurr:

Thanks, I assumed as much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:42am northguineahills:

@TDK is full of good ideas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:43am Michele:

This is pretty amazing! JA in the AM always bringing it in the morning... Help support WFMU. wfmu.org
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:44am Michele:

@TDK I like it. Big Blood did a cover for Scott's "Kraut Covered" premium this year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:47am northguineahills:

picking my swag this weekend, can't wait! (but how does one choose????)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:47am steveo:

The link color is determined by the browser history. if I go into history and delete the listings of the jpg files that Michele posted, they turn back to yellow. (Tested in Chrome, but I think most browsers do this.)

(NOW EVERYBODY PLEDGE)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:47am Stepchild:

KYE was so great - did Graham announce that they'd done their final release recently though?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, JA and "Nine Hours Early" Michele! Hang in there!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:48am northguineahills:

Michele's going to need a nap in studio C this afternoon before 6pm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:49am Itzall Ablurr:

Dear northguineahills, it IS quite the quandry. I'm toying with bumping my monthly up (instead of the carpet-bombing I've been doing on individual shows) to reach the next level, thus having even MORE tough choices to make!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:50am BronwynB:

i discovered the station in february 2012, reading irwin's "songs in the key of z" in a basement during rehearsal for a theatre show in my senior year of high school where i was the "weird kid". i remember putting the book down and taking a deep breath and looking around the room and thinking "i found something special and im gonna be part of it, so long motherfuckers!!!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:51am Itzall Ablurr:

BERwyn?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:51am TDK60:

I'll have my people get in touch with their people, up in Maine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:52am northguineahills:

@Iztall: You can up your S4L monthly pledge and pledge individual shows ffor prizes for the equal amount upped if you put the amount for each show you want, and put in the notes it's part of your increase of your monthly pledge (I put how much I've pledged to shows out of how much I have total to pledge), and when you go to the pay page, click, "Bill me later". Joe McG is taking care of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:53am melinda:

I love hearing how DJs and other became involved in WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:54am Itzall Ablurr:

Thanks, N.G.H., as long as they get ALL my money, that's my main goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:54am BronwynB:

@melinda: yeah, all the stories are different but the constant seems to be that no one's life is ever the same again after that moment when they discover it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:57am Michele:

@northguineahills I really will need a nap! I can take one in my office after this. I am excited as hell to be on with John Allen though!
  Fri. 3/16/18 9:58am Robby:

Rooooooboooooootttttttsssss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:58am Michele:

@Robby ahahaha
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 9:59am TomDash:

Alright, just tuned in now - since you're playing The Stallion I guess I'll have to pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:00am Michele:

Do it Tom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:01am Michele:

I've starred almost everything on this playlist today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:03am Itzall Ablurr:

Same here, great set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:03am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

All right, Us Girls is pretty cool!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:05am Itzall Ablurr:

This "tenderloin" is f'n RAW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:06am MD:

Good Morning Freeform Militia...the First Amendment is OUR 2nd Amendment!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:08am TDK60:

BronwynB, you were one of the weird kids in school; I sympathize. And am glad of your mental health saved by WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:11am dgg:

Everyone's a little in love with Michele. It just happens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:11am melinda:

@Bronwyn I have to admit that I was a regular listener to only one show for a few years before I dove deeper into the schedule and became obsessed, there was a somewhat gradual process of figuring out how FMU was different from my local college station, and that there were many listeners like me outside the NJ/NYC area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

Irwin on drums, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:12am BronwynB:

thanks tdk60. it definitely helped to discover a band of misfits i could be part of. it also provided me with a topic to write about every time i had to do a personal essay in college (lol)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:14am sphere:

hello peops
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:14am TDK60:

I was a troubled teen and WFMU was one of the things that helped me stay sane with its insanity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:15am Ike (H.):

Ike S.?! Who the hell is that?! So... wait... there are other Ikes?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:16am sphere:

When I was in college, the Internet barely existed and WFMU was an ideal that I tried to live up to. Eventually, streaming came along and I found out that WFMU was actually BETTER than I had ever dreamed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:17am Ike (H.):

I thought I had trademarked this name! Dammit... that patent and trademark office inside the base of the Manhattan Bridge next to the hand-pulled noodle place and the $4 barber who doesn't speak English was a FAKE!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:17am Stepchild:

ALL FMU shows deserve a (co)host as fabulous as Michele.Take us to the hoop!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:18am TDK60:

That said, I do worry about Clay and Ken sometimes .... heheh
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:19am dgg:

I'm still laughing about "Clay-bio".
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:20am Michele:

Thank you @Stepchild !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:22am dgg:

@ike after you walked out he whispered "S.Ike"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:22am Michele:

Seriously obsessing over this Stallion LP
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:23am NotARealDoctor:

I had a coworker who turned me onto WFMU. He turned me onto John Allen and Fabio, I turned him onto Sheila B and Ken. We both listened to shows we never listened to before because of each other and I made a friend at work, which I just simply don't do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:23am TDK60:

>Repeat comment: I'm old enough that, when living outside broadcast range (pre-net days), had a pal record cassettes of WFMU. Or when I visited the area, made a batch of tapes to take home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:27am Michele:

@NotARealDoctor - I love that story, thanks for sharing
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:28am Michele:

@TDK60 I think Station Manager Ken got tapes sent to him in Michigan of WFMU as well
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:30am The Oscar:

Like Bronwyn, I found out about WFMU from reading Key of Z in high school. My freshman year in college happened to coincide with an outsider music series at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA (Irwin did a presentation, paired with a performance by BJ Snowden). Around that same time I discovered Beware of the Blog, which I read religiously, and found a bootleg DVD of a couple of the Irritainment specials on a trip to NYC. But here's the kicker: I didn't actually start listening regularly until maybe a year and a half ago, when it eased my transition from working the record stores to office life. I literally can't imagine how I'd get by without it now, or who I'd be if it weren't for that influence trickling in through my formative years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:33am dgg:

a phone number to listen? That's amazing hahah I love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:33am BronwynB:

oscar, that's so cool that you and i discovered fmu in the same way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:35am BronwynB:

i wish i remembered the exact date i discovered it, i just remember it was february. i still remember what the room smelled like and the fact that i was eating chocolate pudding and listening to jandek on my headphones while waiting for some other kids to finish their song. i remember the smell, the jandek sounds and the chocolate pudding taste and reading the words "wfmu is flypaper for misfits and malcontents" and being like "WOW!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:36am Bobby Whirlwind:

I got into WFMU via the Best Show after hearing Tom on Marc Maron's podcast and never looked back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:36am BronwynB:

i do know the exact date when i first set foot at 43 Monty: January 14, 2013
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:36am melinda:

I think I started listening in 2010 after an acquaintance on facebook said it was the best station ever or something like that. I clicked on the link and thought whatever was playing at the time was just meh, but tried again later and started listening to Bob Brainen every Saturday morning as an NPR replacement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

I was a serial station flipper. As soon as a commercial came on, I'd push the seek button to find music again. It stopped on 90.1 at some point, after the Mount Hope signal came on. Pretty much left it on that frequency since.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:37am BronwynB:

the first time i turned it on it was playing a 15-minute bass solo! i don't remember who was playing it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:38am newjerseynoise:

I starts listening in high school around '04/05. We were convinced that WFMU always knew when we were high and selected the music accordingly
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:38am BronwynB:

@ken: your story is my fave for some reason...i just really like the idea of listeners finding us on the dial at random and being like "...wut"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:38am TDK60:

BronwynB: Long bass solos saving lives again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:38am Paul from Canterbury:

Existing swag for lifer - but sending you much love from the UK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:39am BronwynB:

@tdk60: i remember thinking "ok, it's just jazz, this is actually a pretty normal station idk what irwin was going on about" and then it just went on...and on...and on...
Avatar Fri. 3/16/18 10:40am Barney Grubbs:

I listened to KSPC in college and KALX in grad school, then when I moved to the east coast in 2001 hearing about west-coast weather in the middle of NE winters was too much. Switched to WFMU and kept with it. (one day i'll get my little radio and heart back)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:41am BronwynB:

my first time actually engaging with the station was on my 18th birthday when i called into chris t's show and told a story about being scammed out of a prom dress. it was my first time telling a long, irrelevant personal story on fmu...but not the last!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:42am melinda:

One of the things that made me tune in more often to FMU was the sense of humor not found at other stations. I was listening to some shows new to me during a marathon and thought 'these guys are funny, fund drives aren't usually funny, and they seem like they're actually having a good time'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:42am Greg from ZONE 5:

Paul Major on WTF was GREAT!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:43am BronwynB:

i always loved radio bc starting with my time in the womb my parents listened to the philly alternative/indie station WXPN constantly. i listened to it every waking hour that i wasn't in school for the first 17 years of my life. even called in once when i was 9. and then after that day that i discovered fmu, i never listened to it again. fmu was that life-changing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:43am Ken From Hyde Park:

I don't remember the very first time tuning in, but I recall Diane Kamikaze's Zorro on her mic breaks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:44am The Oscar:

Not long after reading Key of Z, I tracked down a copy of the Shaggs' 2-on-1 CD on Rounder. As I brought it to the counter, my friends looked concerned and said, "You're actually BUYING it?" At that moment, I remember being conscious that this was a turning point in my life.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:44am BronwynB:

speaking of xpn, i remember thinking fmu was so famous and so important i wouldn't be able to be part of it until i was older and "someone", and so i thought i would start at XPN or some other stations to gradually work my way up to xpn. so i went to xpn and some other stations and asked if i could get involved and they looked at me like i was insane and turned me away. then i went to fmu and they welcomed me with open arms. funny how that works. (no offense to xpn or other stations, it just shows how different and special fmu is)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:45am BronwynB:

i meant gradually work my way to fmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:51am WFMU listener WADE:

I moved to NYC in 2004 with a girl. We soon broke up and I spiraled into the dark hole of Failed Love Effort #5. I spent my nights making bad art and listening to WFMU. Haven't stopped doing it since.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:51am TomDash:

Steve Gunn, another favorite! By the way, I'm the "Tom H" who pledged...digging the show and good luck on goal! First discovered WFMU deeply when I moved back East in 1995, crashing at my sister's place in Brooklyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:51am Greg from ZONE 5:

For real, Bronwyn. I keep thinking "Once they find out that I don't know the first thing about King Crimson they're gonna kick me out of the joint…" But it never happens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:51am Michele:

@WADE ha I love that story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:52am Greg from ZONE 5:

Good man, Wade!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:54am BronwynB:

@greg: there is so much i don't know and i make dumb mistakes all the time but no one's ever been a dick about it. im way less lost during music discussions at fmu than i am when i get into music conversations with fellow millennials who listen to mostly the current hits and i literally have not heard a single one (not in a snotty, refusing to listen to them kind of way, but because with fmu in my life there's no room for top 40)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:54am TDK60:

I was lost and now I'm found chatting up a silly storm on the Comments Board. Free-form-allujah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:54am WFMU listener WADE:

not for nothing...I'm actually a marathoner pledger of last year (and years past)...this year's is coming...anyway I spent the year wondering why I didn't get a Heart or a boombox.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Fer sure. I have to get back to the gym. That was the last time I knew what was going on on commercial radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:56am Michele:

@WADE - We will look into that - email ken@wfmu.org and he will sort your heart out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:56am BronwynB:

i only hear the hits when i take an uber
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Not to make things too complicated, but there could be star or dollar sign icons for folks who pledge big time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:59am NotARealDoctor:

@BronwynB, I took an Uber this morning and brought my headphones. I pretended I was on a conference call the whole ride to work so I didn't have to talk to the driver.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:59am TDK60:

The only negative about WFMU is...it leaks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 10:59am George of Troy:

Discovered the station by way of the record fair. As a budding obsessive record collector, for years I kept hearing about this amazing fair in the basement of an old church in Alphabet City. Finally made the trek there in the early 90's, and the rest is history.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:00am dgg:

Is the record fair air thick with raging hormones and warm loins?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:01am The Oscar:

There were two former employees at the record store I worked at who broke up a few years after they left. Not long after that, they each came in to sell of some records, then each started buying the records the other had sold. It was like an indie rock Pina Colada Song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:02am TDK60:

dgg: Only when they find an original issue of The Shaggs for only $150 instead of $300.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:02am dgg:

@TDK lol. Oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:04am TDK60:

Does the Court Tavern still exist down there in N.B.? They had punk and other sounds.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:04am Brassaï:

Found WMFU via a taped dj set by Mister Fine Wine that played just after a show by Yo La Tengo in Leuven. I asked the sound engineer about the music and he pointed me to WFMU. Found so much good music and great radio ever since.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:05am George of Troy:

@dgg: The air is usually thick with something...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:06am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

How i popped my FMU cherry-I was smoking weed in a farmer's hay field with my friend and he suggested we tune in. It was 1985 or so. I think his brother-a computer maven-developed the accu-playlist for FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:06am Marcel M:

BIGGUPS TO JAH IN DA AM

Sounding good guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:07am John Allen:

thanks Marcel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:07am Scotty C from Tennessee:

Bronwyn that is so great how WFMU was so open with you while xpn was too cool. Also, great show with Hearty last night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:08am dgg:

@george loads of axe body spray?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:09am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Re:musical knowledge:everybody has gaps and blind spots. I like to view it as an opportunity to help when somebody is not aware of a band since so many others turned me onto other bands. For King Crimson, my favorite band, the albums to get, in my recommended order:
1. Court of the Crimson King
2. Discipline
3. Earthbound (Live and supposedly a bad recording)
4. Red
5. Islands
6.Anything but Lizard, their "Difficult Album"
MANY of these are on youtube for you to try out first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:09am Greg from ZONE 5:

Scotty C! It was great to see you again, brother. Hope you guys had a fun trip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:10am dgg:

this is so good
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:10am Greg from ZONE 5:

Haha—thanks, Neil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:10am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Get Lizard LAST. It might be awesome for you though if you like noise? Not sure, I never heard it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:10am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Nada Surf is actually pretty awesome too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:11am BronwynB:

@scotty c: that was actually bronwyn c on with hearty
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:13am Scotty C from Tennessee:

Greg same here! We had such a great time, I really feel the family vibe up there. You all inspire me, maybe see you in September...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:15am Marcel M:

hahahah. I infected you with my BIGGUPS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:15am Marcel M:

I just realized tho that your show is like JAH IN THE AM
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:15am Scotty C from Tennessee:

BronwynB OOF! Still love your story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:15am Marcel M:

JAH PEOPLE
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:16am George of Troy:

@dgg: As with any record show, there are times that you'll wish you were smelling Axe body spray, as opposed to the prevailing scents.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:17am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

@Bronwyn-try listening to music you hate or are on the border of almost liking. Some shows at FMU are like that for me. Bryce comes to mind because of all the noise. This show is kind of on the edge between playing noise, ironic stuff and straight up songs. It will stretch your musical horizons. Look up "10 jazz albums to listen to before you die" and get them from the library. Check out Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn because some country (OLD country, not this new pop/country neutered crap) is really really good. Get the album Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Listen to FMU above all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:18am BronwynB:

haha no worries scotty
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:18am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

I make a point of listening to the crappy pop station my 7 year old likes because some of it (about 15%) is hypnotically interesting! Along the lines of Blondie's Heart of Glass.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:18am dgg:

Lol. we aren't axe body spray types I guess. I assume everyone listening smells like me. Which is sort of melange of pizza, cigarette smoke, and cheap detergent. With a hint of phermonal b.o.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:19am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Ray Harlowe And Gyp Fox is amazing! Clicky STAR!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:20am BronwynB:

neil, i have the o brother where art thou soundtrack, its so great! i love old country. there's not a lot of music i hate. i would say the only stuff that's unlistenable to me is super screamy metal (which doesn't stop me from occasionally playing it, lol)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:20am NotARealDoctor:

@Wild Neil, I totally get that! That's why I listen to Fabio, it's kind of on the edge of what I can enjoy and it's a great musical exercise for my brain. And I secretly love Taylor Swift, even though I usually hate pop music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:20am Michele:

I've clicky starred everything this morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:21am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Bronwyn, if you like country, my work is done here!
Taylor Swift is a goddess. I have never heard her, only seen her pic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:21am NotARealDoctor:

@Michele, good on you, I always forget to clicky star things until it's too late and I can't remember which song is which.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:22am TDK60:

WFMU has "*both* kinds of music" : Robert Plant AND Robert Bensick Band. See?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:22am Ken From Hyde Park:

WFMU needs more Bronwyns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:22am NotARealDoctor:

@Wild Neil, I don't think I could pick her out in a crowd, but her music can be infectious
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:22am Ike (H.):

Who was just coughing on mic?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:23am NotARealDoctor:

Good point, KFHP, so for a Y3K pledge to FMU, I will legally change my name to Bronwyn D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:23am ||||||WILD||||||||||||||NEIL||||||||||:

Black Metal (95% of it) and Satanic Stuff (if really overt) is my kinda no go zone, although Black Sabath is a literally guilty pleasure. I am a hardcore, right wing Catholic you see. My wife gets on me for liking Iggy Pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:24am TDK60:

Country music? That's Rob Weisberg's show, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:25am dgg:

hahah "pledge you jerk offs!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

My headstone should read: "WFMU Listener" and show the URL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:26am BronwynB:

@NARD: what we really need is a bronwyn a
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:26am NotARealDoctor:

@John Allen, have you considered throwing the box of pain? Possibly playing splats and vomit sfx? It seems to work for Clay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:26am Stepchild:

Like treacle sickning sweet
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:27am NotARealDoctor:

Bronwyn A it is, for a Y3K pledge, I will legally change my name to Bronwyn A. The A will stand for Alvarius B, of course.
Avatar Fri. 3/16/18 11:29am Barney Grubbs:

@TDK60: Sounds like the Court Tavern went through some issues with ownership, but is back on track since late last year. (I've never been but have an old friend in NB who was/is involved with doing sound there)
  Fri. 3/16/18 11:29am exile-on-hicks-st (nee Geoff C):

Hey, people really win on WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:30am Doobois:

@Ken: LOL! But include your listener number, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:31am BronwynB:

@NARD: funnily enough alvarius b has the same last name i do. so we'd both be bronwyn bishops
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:32am TDK60:

I played there (C.T.) in the '80s and liked the mixed crowd vibe: punx, blacks, hippies, lawyers, jocks, weirdos. The staff was hep, some may have been Woofmooers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:36am Greg from ZONE 5:

HEAVY
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:37am TDK60:

Saw Home And Garden back in the '80s, another Cleveland band with connections to Pere Ubu. Chris Cutler maybe was on drums.
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:41am museguy:

Great show ! I had never head of the Numbers Band, inspirational.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:44am TDK60:

No, it was probably Ubu co-founder Scott Kraus on the skins.
  Fri. 3/16/18 11:45am exile-on-hicks-st (nee Geoff C):

The Alvarius always reminds me of Wm S. Burroughs’ “Words of Advice For Young People” (song version he did on the “Spare Ass Annie” record).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:46am Bobby Whirlwind:

La Vie C'est Chouette
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:51am Ralphine:

That Numbers Band song is the shiznit.
  Fri. 3/16/18 11:52am convoy_pt2:

Numbers so good⚡️⚡️⚡️
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:55am Stepchild:

lotta clickystarring today says i
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 11:55am steveo:

numbers are ur-music like i was born with my body's cells lined up to accept them

say are those emoji?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 12:03pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks, John & Michele!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/16/18 12:03pm Stepchild:

We love you 100% JA & Michele!
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