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March 17, 2018
Options March 17, 2018 Fool's Paradise 2018 WFMU Marathon - Week Two!
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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Charlie Feathers  Options Bottle To The Baby     King  Pledge now (800-989-9368 or online) $75 or more and you can be in the running to win this 10" LP reissue. Charlie Feathers  0:00:00 )  
Ralph Smedley and The Breathers  Options Suffocate   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    How stoopid can it get? You need to own this and you can if you pledge $75 or more to Fool's Paradise. stoopid2  0:18:39 )  
Charlie Feathers  Options Can't Hardly Stand It     King  Hurry Hurry Hurry - you only have minutes to get in the running for this fabulous prize ($75+ pledges)!  0:27:09 )  
    GRAND PRIZE $75 or more!    GRAND PRIZE - "Les Blank: Always for Pleasure". 5 DVDs on the Criterion Collection. Pledge now to get in the running for this prize. lesblank  0:33:02 )  
Percy Mayfield  Options Loose Lips   Jukebox Mambo, Volume III  Jazzman  Yep - another prize giveaway.... jukeboxmambo  0:35:17 )  
The Zircons  Options Frog In The Fog   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    A frog twin spin is just plain stoopid.  0:38:57 )  
Clarence Gatemouth Brown  Options Baby Take It Easy   Boogie Uproar  The Complete Aladdin/Peacock Singles  Such an amazing guitarist! You betcha this could be yours because its a prize. Just pledge here online or call 800-989-9368 and you will be in the running. gatemouth Brown  0:46:37 )  
Clarence Gatemouth Brown  Options Hurry Back Good News   Boogie Uproar    Good news to hear you are going to pledge!!  0:47:36 )  
Clarence Gatemouth Brown  Options Gate Walks to Board   Boogie Uproar    This blows my mind! Call 800-989-9368 or pledge online!  0:50:53 )  
Bill Parker  Options Boogie Bayou Shuffle   Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1960  Rhythm & Blues  A lot of oddball stuff here, including this track. AND its a prize. You can't win it unless you pledge NOW and get in the running. mightinstrumentals  0:56:45 )  
        Put a candle in the window, Mother, we're on our way!  0:58:55 )  
Henry Clement  Options Trojan's Walla   Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1960  Rhythm & Blues  Dig the Groove!! Hey, won't you pledge $75++ and get in the running for this prize?  1:03:57 )  
The Monterreys  Options Ape Shape   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Specially requested by Mr. Fine Wine. This song is included in the FP premium. Don't you want it?? Pledge only $75++ on FP.  1:07:49 )  
King Louie's Court  Options King Louie's Glue   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Part one of a glue-sniffing twin spin.  1:10:32 )  
Bill Sims and The Wits End Players  Options The Sniff   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Part two of the glue-sniffing twin spin.  1:12:35 )  
The Velvetones  Options Hairy Lumpty Bump   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Pledge now - $75++ and add it to your record collection.  1:15:06 )  
John & Marsha  Options Elizabeth & Richard: Scene 1 & 2   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Wow. So very stoopid.  1:17:43 )  
Arthur Gunter  Options Mind Your Own Business Babe   Baby Let's Play House: The Best of Arthur Gunter  Excello Records  This is a prize - can you believe it? Get in the running to win it by pledging pledging pledging $20++++ now!  1:21:08 )  
The Cardinals  Options Hatchet Face   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    No comment...  1:22:45 )  
Arthur Gunter  Options She's Mine All Mine   Baby Let's Play House: The Best of Arthur Gunter  Excello Records  This CD is a prize on Fool's Paradise. Pledge and get in the running.... agunter  1:28:16 )  
Hurricane Harry  Options The Last Meal   Fool's Paradise Favorites    foolsparadise  1:31:10 )  
Blue Knights  Options Who Me?   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Included on FP premium! Pledge $75 or more and its yours.  1:33:21 )  
    GRAND PRIZE $75 or more!    Don't forget - everyone pledging on this program ($75++) automatically gets you in the running for this grand prize - "Les Blank: Always for Pleasure." lesblank  1:38:36 )  
Wee Willie and the Soulettes  Options Pulp Wood Charley   Fool's Paradise Favorites  Jazzman  What a prize to win!! It comes with an extra "chicken". You need this one. Pledge online or call 800-989-9368 and get in the running.  1:39:41 )  
The Duprays  Options The Frog   More Stoopider - Fool's Paradise Premium CD    Oddly lascivious frog record. Part of the frog twin spin on Rex's premium.  1:46:55 )  
The Leopards  Options Chicken Pot Pie   Fool's Paradise Favorites  Jazzman  Mamama mamama mamama mamama mamama  1:49:21 )  
The Flock Rocker  Options Chinese Rock And Roll   Fool's Paradise Favorites  Jazzman  This is Gonna Fry Your Brain!  1:54:24 )  
        Thank you thank you thank you for your pledges to keep WFMU on the airwaves. Remember, every day is Saturday to a dog. Don't chicken out, see you next week.  1:57:50 )  

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:12pm Richard S:

Hello! Is this thing on?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:12pm Rob from colonia:

Yessir
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 1:15pm Juke Joint Jonny:

oo! oo! Where's the dope on the Joe E. Lewis bossa nova side?
  Sat. 3/17/18 1:16pm Brez:

Jon Hammer artwork?! Stoopid records picked by Rex?! It's sure to be a fab slab inside and out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:18pm Richard S:

Hey Fools - I've been asking this on the other comment boards. This was my "gateway show" to WFMU. What was yours?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 1:20pm Juke Joint Jonny:

The stone cold Hound was it for me.
  Sat. 3/17/18 1:30pm cl@m digger:

That song is on a great skate video, baker 3G maybe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:42pm Melissa Jean:

never heard of Detroit style pizza til just now. square and crunchy!??! sign me up!
  Sat. 3/17/18 1:42pm cash:

Names if Detroit pizza joints in nyc?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:43pm Melissa Jean:

Richard S - my gateway show was actually Mr. Fine Wine! (hello Mr. FW!) I would listen to his podcast way before I ever listened to FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:44pm Melissa Jean:

(but 2nd up was Ichiban, which is very much a Fool's Paradise)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:45pm Richard S:

Ichiban is the music of FP, without Rex. But it's 24/7, so that makes up for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:46pm Melissa Jean:

(I know it!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 1:53pm Joe non Papa:

There's a Detroit style pizzeria opening soon on 23rd Street. It's called Lions and Tigers and Squares.
  Sat. 3/17/18 2:06pm dano59:

My gateway show far as I can recall was Radio Thrift Shop! back in the late 90s. About 8 years later got the FMU iPod app
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 2:15pm northguineahills:

Rex's premium will be your soundtrack to your own dunce party!
  Sat. 3/17/18 2:17pm Sir Slouch:

Gateway was Wildgirl. Heard on a drive back from the 1992 Horror Convention.
Avatar    Sat. 3/17/18 2:28pm Lopez:

Rex I love ya but leave Slick Rick alone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 2:28pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Wrong, Rex. What the station needs is more suits and more bean-counters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 2:34pm northguineahills:

Technically, I learnd of WFMU from The Wire, and finally in '98, when everyone had left the office (when I was still an undergrad), I found Donna's Gateway to Joy on the tinny stream (since my office had better bandwidth then I did at home.
Avatar Sat. 3/17/18 2:39pm dk:

there's so much to love about "chicken pot pie", but maybe the bit i love best is that they get as far as telling you to mix up the peas and carrots with wine, and at that point just abandon reciting the recipe altogether.

pretty clear what happened there.
  Sat. 3/17/18 2:39pm pottybear:

fuve dollar goulash night
Avatar Sat. 3/17/18 2:46pm dk:

ho-PAT-cong. ho as in ho-ho-kus, pat as in pat duncan, cong as in "king kong".
Avatar Sat. 3/17/18 2:50pm dk:

MAMAMAMAMMAMA MAMAMAMAMA MAMAMMAMA

chicken.
pot.
pie.
  Sat. 3/17/18 2:52pm ?:

Found this cd ages ago...Ain't I'm A Dog ! Warning! Contains actual rockabilly...a Devil spawned musical hybrid known to anger parents and induce juvenile delinquency. listen at your own risk !
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 2:57pm Richard S:

Hey, thanks for listening (and pledging!), everyone! See you on the Comments Boards later on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 3:05pm Daddy-o Dilly:

Les Blank story: in 1979, Les spent a week at the University of Kansas showing his films nightly at the student union movie theater, which were very well attended. Posters around campus advertised his films. But strangely the film to be shown on Saturday night was as billed as starring "a famous rock star", but didn't say WHICH rock star! On Saturday afternoon, Les showed a few of his films at the Topeka public library, again to a very good (and older) crowd. During the Q&A period I asked him why the "famous rock star" was not mentioned by name on his posters, suggesting that more people might come to the film showing if they knew his/her name. He didn't want to answer, but finally sighed and relented, claiming this "famous rock star" financed the editing and duplicating of his films in return for making a film about said rock star and his band. At this point Les was trembling and his voice quivered, saying that the rock star and his band treated him horribly throughout the filming and that nothing like that had ever happened to him before, but his agreement required him to finish the film. But, he said, he was under no obligation to further Mr. Rock Star and his career so he made sure to purposely leave Leon Russell's name off of the posters and press releases.
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