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The run-around drill sergeant of love meets the freeform radio nurse in an international popularity crisis. Twang, dub, noise, rockers, aliens, drum machines, foreigners, imported goods, songs, rumbles, hollers, blips and squiggles, along with an occasional musical number.

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Options March 30, 2018: The Hello Malfunction

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Normil Hawaiians  Travelling West   Options Below The Radar 27 (V/A)  The Wire  2018    From the Upset The Rhythm reissue of the '82 debut LP "More Wealth Than Money"  0:00:00 ()
Sasha Mishkin  Mgnoveniy   Options Several Moments  Mishkin Tapes  2016  Cassette    0:10:45 ()
Spoonfed Hybrid  Token She-Van   Options Hibernation Shock  Farrago  1996      0:17:11 ()
Kutin / Kindlinger  I Throne   Options Decomposition IV  Ventil  2018  LP  Vocals on I THRONE performed and written by Elvin Brandhi  0:25:40 ()
Bruce Gilbert  Where?   Options Ex Nihilo  Editions Mego  2018  LP    0:31:34 ()
The Open Secret  The Lobbard Change Hisstop   Options A Geography for Plays  Rastascan  2018      0:36:27 ()
Christian Skjødt  27. July 2014 15:00-15:12 (Sunny)   Options Illumination  Tonometer  2018  10"    0:43:48 ()
Sarah Davachi  Buhrstone   Options Let Night Come On Bells End The Day  Recital  2018    Aha! Tis a porous limestone!  0:56:07 ()
 
C. Memi  Heavenly Peace (Unga no Suimon Akete)   Options Heavenly Peace 12"  Bitter Lake Recordings  2018  12"  '83  1:11:38 ()
Fossil Aerosol Mining Project  July Melody #1   Options August 53rd  Helen Scarsdale Agency  2018  LP    1:15:24 ()
Juri Camisasca  Sincronie (Part 2)   Options Evoluzione Interiore  Black Sweat  2018  LP    1:19:56 ()
Butterfly Child  Stars Light Up Orleans   Options Onomatopoeia  Rough Trade  1993      1:38:59 ()
Omit  Toll Block   Options Enclosures 2011-2016  End of the Alphabet  2018    5 CD box!  1:45:45 ()
Mathias Delplanque  Screw 1   Options Rebuilding L'Alt Empordà (V/A)  Storung  2018      1:50:05 ()
 
Cavern Of Anti-Matter  Malfunction   Options Hormone Lemonade  Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks  2018  2LP  Feat. Tim Gane & Joe Dilworth (ex-Stereolab)...  2:07:04 ()
O Grito Mudo  Mulata Urbana   Options Col 45 - Underground Post-Punk, Tropical Tapes, Lo Fi Electronics And Others Sounds From Brazil (1983 - 1993) Selected By Tetine (V/A)  Slam Dunk  2018      2:21:31 ()
c_c  Niebla 2   Options Brumas, Nieblas, Neblinas  ZamZam  2018  Cassette    2:25:41 ()
Proc Fiskal  A Fragrance   Options Hello Boss EP  Cosmic Bridge  2018  12"    2:33:18 ()
Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus  Nyabinghi Medley   Options A Weh Dem A Go Do Wid It  ROIR  2003      2:38:44 ()
Gaute Granli  Ride of the Year   Options Animalskt  Unhinged  2017      2:47:51 ()
P. Adrix  Zelda Shyt   Options Album Desconhecido  Principe  2018  12"    2:52:17 ()
Bren't Lewiis Ensemble  Return to your Harpsichord, Citizen!   Options The Inevitable Typo on Sheila Ostrich's Tombstone  BUFMS  2018      2:55:51 ()
 

Listener comments!

  Fri. 3/30/18 9:02pm Carmichael:

Daniel. BUDDY. First time in a long time ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:03pm Daniel Blumin:

Carm! Welcome onboard!!! Hellos to all you freeform mavens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:03pm TDK60:

As we proceed now westerly, slowly through the fields of a tightly wound realm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:04pm fleep:

And SoCal checks in. Greetings DB and explorers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:04pm Daniel Blumin:

TDK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:04pm cklequ:

Damn. I need to resubscribe to the Wire. I know it's expensive, but i really miss all that free music they dish out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:04pm Robert Tables:

Hello Daniel. Hello everyone. Good evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:05pm Daniel Blumin:

fleep! cklequ! Robert of the Tables! Halloooo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:06pm JakeGould:

“Happy Normal Friday” to the rest of us!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:07pm Cooh John:

Hello Daniel and and wunderschnappers.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:10pm Anthony!:

for ten seconds I thought this was Pink Floyd!
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:11pm Cliff back in the U.S.S.A.:

Good evening Bluminites
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:12pm Stepchild:

Y’hoo
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:14pm Carmichael:

If I wasn’t on my app, I’d clicky star this bad boy. Total space ambience.
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:15pm Carmichael:

Ahm-bee-ahnce ...
Avatar    Fri. 3/30/18 9:15pm phil:

Greetings everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:19pm Daniel Blumin:

JakeG, Cooh J, Anthony, Cliff, Stepchild, phil! All aboard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:23pm Ike:

Today was Easy Commute Friday to me. Or maybe Why Is the Train So Empty Friday...Oh Yeah, There's Some Religious Thing or Something, Now I Sort of Remember.
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:24pm Carmichael:

Looking around, requisite number of booties appropriately shaking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:29pm Marcel M:

Yo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:31pm Marcel M:

Damn.. I like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:31pm Daniel Blumin:

Ike, hola! Marcel, whazzzaaaa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:32pm melinda:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:33pm Daniel Blumin:

melinda, hi!
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:34pm Carmichael:

Heya Melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:35pm TDK60:

Hello all yee. Takin' a break from the hike.
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:38pm Stepchild:

dangit
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:39pm queems:

i’m in my basement working and this is making me feel like there are ghosts in my house
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:39pm Carmichael:

I love the pops and hisses. Music to my ears ...
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:40pm Eric Hat:

Hi-O there Mr Blumin. Getting my friend Eli hooked on yr program. Super swell time down here...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:42pm Daniel Blumin:

queems, this is good, yes??? Good to see you up and at 'em, E Hat! Thanks fer bringing Eli onboard!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:42pm cklequ:

That Kutin / Kindlinger track.... wow.
There's a reason WFMU is my number one stop for bulletproof glass based music.
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:44pm queems:

@daniel it’s a-ok with me! if i have any ghosts in here it is probably my grandpa anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:44pm Bryce:

not to be dorpy, but i love your show so much
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:45pm Bryce:

tho you're a right douche
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:47pm Daniel Blumin:

cklequ, bless ya fer not going to the other bulletproof glass based baddies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:48pm Daniel Blumin:

queems, great! Bryce, you scoundrel dorp!!! Lub ye and the marbles you rode in on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:48pm JakeGould:

New Dorp
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:49pm katharsis:

Hellos, lovely this
  Fri. 3/30/18 9:53pm Carmichael:

New Age Dorp.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:56pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Daniel; Bluminaries.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:56pm fleep:

Down at the old Douche and Dorp. Lift a pint.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 9:57pm JakeGould:

Do! De de da do! Da de da di! Dorp! Dorp! Dorp! Dorp!
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:00pm Carmichael:

That’s a drinking song if I ever heard one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:01pm Cooh John:

Playing a lot of new music that is enchanting, I must say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:01pm Daniel Blumin:

katharsis, thankses fer the earses!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:02pm Linda Lee:

beautiful music tonight for sure.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:07pm Anthony!:

are Cassette releases using the same crappy quality tapes that the major labels used back in the cassette days? I don't like records but I still have my high end walkman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:10pm Nardo:

Thank you for the wunderschnapps Daniel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:10pm JakeGould:

@Carmichael: Go drink with the Swedish chef then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:10pm melinda:

I have a walkman too.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:11pm Anthony!:

@milinda I only have one tape to play in my walkman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:11pm JakeGould:

Why don’t they still make those small walkman headphones with orange foam on them.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:12pm Carmichael:

My favorite muppet, except perhaps animal.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:12pm Dave in Vermont on the phone:

I’m just going to leave this comment here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:12pm cklequ:

@ JakeGould - The Swedish Chef is the best muppet to drink with. After all.. he's the only one with human hands.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:13pm Carmichael:

Animal bowls overhand.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:13pm Mister Eddie:

Now you're talkin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:13pm JakeGould:

@cklequ: But he can’t cook for shit. I would like to drink with the guy who has cakes and stuff that then falls down the stairs… But before he falls down the stairs… Or maybe the guy who says “I want a *cluck cluck* sandwich!”
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:14pm Anthony!:

@jake those were the best, they were like two dollars. Radio Shack still had them until they went out of buisness last year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:16pm cklequ:

@JakeGould - Once you've had a couple dozen drinks with him, his cooking tastes like 5 star dining.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:16pm Anthony!:

egad! Jake --> www.neqtiq.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:18pm TDK60:

The F.A.M.P. have been busy mining the Analog seam.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:18pm Carmichael:

But do you have a discman???
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:19pm Anthony!:

yessir but all my cds are gone
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:19pm Anthony!:

i digitized them all in flac
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:20pm Linda Lee:

what amazing music. Bravo Mr. Blumin!
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:20pm Carmichael:

Then you need a flacman.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:20pm Anthony!:

@Daniel have you ever played Flying Saucer Attack?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:21pm coelacanth∅:

i have 2 discmans and one walkman, but only one of these is called one of those.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:22pm Anthony!:

@carmichael -> flacman www.amazon.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:22pm Dave in Vermont:

oh yeah, i like when very different shows overlap - Avant Ghetto
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:23pm Anthony!:

100 hours on one charge. 160gb holds about 3*160 CDs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:24pm cklequ:

Radio Shack used to sell the best walkman. It had a play and stop button, and nothing else.

You're listening to the whole cassette whether you want to or not.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:25pm Daniel Blumin:

coela!!! hallo!!! fleeeeeep, that's yr local!, right? Phanks, Cooh John, Linda Lee!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:26pm Anthony!:

radio shack had everything. until they didn't and then they went out of buisness
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:26pm TDK60:

Do you have a preference: rewind or fast forward?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:27pm Anthony!:

rewind if i made the tape
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:27pm northguineahills:

Its the Blumin Onion!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:27pm Daniel Blumin:

Anthony, I have indeed! Nardo, thank YOU fer the listens! Hi, Dave in VT & Eddie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:27pm Daniel Blumin:

nghills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:30pm northguineahills:

Just hit a couple of gallery openings. Met some Mexican artists, invited them to mt friend's warehouse international dance party. (Something about me and meeting Mexicans [it would explain the wife])
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:30pm Robert Tables:

@Anthony, check out wfmu.org...
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:31pm Carmichael:

@ngh, in Florida?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:31pm Anthony!:

here we are pining for 20th century technology. I bet 100 years ago they were pining for the days when music was played live all the time by actual players and not mechanically recreated by some dag-barn machine!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:33pm Anthony!:

wow played last month!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:35pm melinda:

Great musics tonight Daniel
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:35pm Anthony!:

this almost sounds like a raga. but i could be wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:36pm northguineahills:

Si, cochemiguel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:37pm northguineahills:

(Carmichael)
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:37pm Anthony!:

I was going to watch the last jedi but daniel made that difficult
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:38pm melinda:

@ngh haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:38pm northguineahills:

You're as close to being correct as can be, Anthony!

Juri Camisasca, new to me and dig dug, thanks Dan, off to shear my whiskers off, will be listening!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:38pm coelacanth∅:

we're all gathered around the radio, watching it to see what delightful sounds come out of it next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:39pm TDK60:

Pine for the lost quadrophonic stereos, the discarded autochanger turntables, transistor radios, reel to reels.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:41pm Carmichael:

Edison spools.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:41pm Anthony!:

i missed my shortwave radio so much that I ebayed and got one of the ones I had as a kid. but all of the shortwave stations are gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:42pm melinda:

I watched The Jefferey Dahmer Files before tuning in. It was well done and not graphic but still nice to end the evening here on a pleasant note.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:42pm Anthony!:

nothing but static
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:43pm Nardo:

Just reading something about another Daniel - Daniel Czubak - the graphic designer who did much of the elaborate artwork for Limelight records back in the 60's. I guess Hugh Hefner was so impressed with his work that he hired him to design his personal jet - "The Big Bunny".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:44pm cklequ:

Everybody loves static.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:44pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Carmichael: Yeah really. I have all that "new" stuff like JVC quads, turntables etc. Just give me a wax or wire recorder I can rely upon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:44pm coelacanth∅:

i made some recordings of short wave transmissions as a child. it's too bad they're on radio shack cassettes because now they're mostly just hiss.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:45pm Anthony!:

the internet archive has a lot of shortwave recordings but I feel your pain
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:46pm northguineahills:

I got my Mexi father-in-law to fix my shortwave radio. Now my wife took it away to make samples for herself.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:46pm Anthony!:

i recorded radio moscow the day the USSR fell
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:46pm TDK60:

There still is shortwave, but yes, much less. There is The Shortwave Report, a podcast review of news.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:46pm George of Troy:

Ahoy, Daniel! Good evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:47pm fleep:

Radio Shack cassettes were called Realistic, which even as a pup I knew was a total lie.
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:47pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

The old tapes can sometimes be saved by "baking" them. Lots of vids about that.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:47pm Anthony!:

but you could get like five of them for 99 cents
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:48pm coelacanth∅:

"realistic" and the really cheap ones were "concertape"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:48pm TDK60:

I do still have a transistor radio. No autochanger rekkid thankfully. Would like to have a reel-to-reel, you can have fun with them. Still have the rekkid turntable and dual cassette deck, of course.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:49pm Anthony!:

where can you get blanks? does anyone still manufacture cassettes?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:50pm Anthony!:

i know there is still old stock but that stuff is almost a generation old
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:51pm Carmichael:

Yes, cassettes into a convection oven at about 125 degrees. Will allow you to play them ONCE to a digital format.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:53pm Kat in Chicago:

@Anthony! Oddly, you may be able to get a brick of Maxell UR 90 min at your local Walgreens. If you have a local Walgreens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:53pm TDK60:

Cassettes still available at my cornershop, next to the phone cards, lighters, cigz. Lots of tapes on online outlets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:54pm coelacanth∅:

those concertapes weren't that inexpensive; and def not as inexpensive as they should've been. the cost of cassettes went way down by sometime in the late 80s (?). i used to buy boxes of 10 tdk sa for around 16 bucks; tdk d for even less. in 1980 the sa was like 2.5-4 dollars each.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:54pm Anthony!:

We do. I will check that out. the URs were the bottom of the line if I recall.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:55pm coelacanth∅:

(i'm guessing there. my memory ain't workin' perfectly)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:56pm coelacanth∅:

8-tracks, anyone?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:56pm Kat in Chicago:

I took a quick glance at Maxell's website and it looks like that's all they make now for the consumer market.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:57pm TDK60:

Linda Lee, you're correct, interesting sonics this eve.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:57pm Anthony!:

8 tracks I used those when I was a college radio dj
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:57pm Daniel Blumin:

George! Man, I've been a bit off the comments floating around this here studio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:58pm TDK60:

Don't' miss 8-tracks; the interruptions.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:58pm coelacanth∅:

maxel was always a pretty shitty chrome tape. the ur, even though it's low-end in the hiss dep't, was probably their most dependable cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 10:59pm coelacanth∅:

(or maybe it's high-end hiss...)
  Fri. 3/30/18 10:59pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Needs a higher temp. Don't use a convection or you will broil the plastic cassette. It will re-bond to the tape. Yes, there is lots of good cassette tape everywhere. Yes it lasts for a good 10-25 yrs. Even more. Why do I feel like I'm in George Harrysong's 'man cave' with this music?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:00pm TDK60:

technostalgia
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:01pm Anthony!:

ur weren't bad...better than your average prerecordrd cassette of Brothers In Arms or Music For the masses
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:03pm coelacanth∅:

i have maybe 1500 cassettes, mostly recorded between 1978? and around 1998. most of the tdks still sound fine.
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:03pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Yes, have two 8 tracks... unless they multiplied last nite. Big problem with all those are the rubber rollers and belts that melt with time. The tapes last but the players don't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:03pm Kat in Chicago:

Found a pretty good article on FACT www.factmag.com...
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:04pm Anthony!:

I have one cassette. A random TDK SA 90 that I recorded in 1984 and it still sounds as good as it did when I made it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:06pm Kat in Chicago:

I'm about to dig out some old tapes I made when I DJed at Lucky Cheng's NYC in the late 90s. We'll see how those held up. Unfortunately I think I used Memorex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:06pm TDK60:

One trick for cassettes: have an extra equalizer to boost sounds, if not, turn volume & treble nobs to the brightest signal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:07pm Kat in Chicago:

Ironically, I'm digging those out as possible source material for a mixtape I'm actually gonna get paid for making.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:08pm coelacanth∅:

the 8-track tapes need to be tuned-up. it should be expected that the glue that holds the tape together (& signals the program change) would fail after 4 decades. and the foam pads rot. it's all available and easy to replace. then the player might need a tracking adjustment (a srew on the bottom, usually) and a cleaning.
they sound pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:09pm northguineahills:

I got my father's shortwave radio when I was 10, I made many recordings... But I moved back to the States when the Soviet Union expired.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:10pm coelacanth∅:

Kat that's a good gig!
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:11pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

coelacanth∅: I used to tape things on the fly. So now there's not much of a note as to date or description. I put it on and it's this crazy mix from years ago. I always figured that whatever I liked would be pulled off the air soon. Sometimes that happened. More reason to support 'FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:12pm Daniel Blumin:

almost all of my tapes going back to the 80's still play a-ok. Kat, what kinda stuff didja dj?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:13pm Anthony!:

@kat that was a good read. thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:13pm fleep:

This COAM is super
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:13pm muhrvis:

Greetings from Corvallis, OR
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:14pm TDK60:

Most of my 1977-thru-1982 tapes now muffled. But later '80s+post: many still good. // Have an old cheap quality tape of Pink Floyd's Ummagumma; the tape got upside-down somehow and between the backwards-run and muffledness it sounds different.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:14pm coelacanth∅:

el Garee i can relate to that! but it's good you saved them
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:14pm Kat in Chicago:

@Daniel: Disco and funk, lounge, music for the drag queens to perform to, maybe a lil Stereolab at the end of the night. I'm hoping some of the MC-ing for the drag shows made it on there.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:15pm Jinx:

i agree with fleep
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:15pm coelacanth∅:

if you've got a tape twisted over it might as well be ummagumma
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:16pm Kat in Chicago:

I was gonna say something like that as well
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:16pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Guilty confession: I wore my Scritti Politti "Cupid..." cassette out. That and the XTC stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:16pm Kat in Chicago:

Cupid & Psyche 85 is still one of my favorite albums ever.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:17pm Anthony!:

genesis abacab here, went through 2-3 of those
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:18pm TDK60:

Still have a gift mix tape of WFMU stuff from 1984. My friend cut out the DJs tho.
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:18pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Cupid is to die for. Frisky, dance music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:18pm coelacanth∅:

just listened to xtc tonight...maybe the second time in >20 years. (both times drums and wires)
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:19pm Anthony!:

now its the djs i wuld want to hear the most and the commercials
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:19pm Daniel Blumin:

muhrvvvvvvv!!!!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:20pm Anthony!:

I have not listened to Making plans for Nigel since the last century
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:20pm Kat in Chicago:

Here's a thing I used to do: I lived at the top of Riverside Drive by the Cloisters in 97-98 and got a pretty good FMU signal, but worked weird hours/jobs and missed some evening radio. I recorded Dave the Spazz and Mr. Finewine to my VCR with timer when I was out and transferred to cassette to listen on my Walkman at work. Dunno if I saved any of that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:21pm Kat in Chicago:

I was more into the rock 'n' roll then. I think Bill Kelly was actually my gateway show bc I remember hearing it on someone's car radio and saying "what the heck are you listening to"
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:21pm Anthony!:

did anyone ever record radio to vhs tape?
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:21pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

TDK- The djs are most of the fun. Place in time, space. I didn't know about 'FMU until the late 90's and then bypassing terrestrial radio for the internet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:22pm JakeGould:

On stereo Hi-Fi VHS? I tried a few times. Interesting experience back then. Like put the VHS tape in 8 hour mode and record just the audio of a concert. Great quality… But those tapes!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:22pm Anthony!:

yes exactly
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:23pm Kat in Chicago:

I wasn't overly concerned about quality but I think I did use decent VHS tapes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:23pm TDK60:

Yeah, miss hearing the DJs, but interesting selection of music as you'd expect. // Wake & Bake played Nigel recently I think. // Gotta get up bright-early tomorrow, night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:23pm Kat in Chicago:

g'night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:24pm coelacanth∅:

tapes i had to remake for playing to death: the cure (faith on one side,17 seconds on the other); Eno (another green world) with beatles for sale on the other side; the indestructible sounds of soweto with graceland on the other side...i don't think any of those were tdks.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:24pm Anthony!:

is the fm signal sound quality of WFMU better than the AAC stream?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:24pm Daniel Blumin:

Jinx! fleep! Glad you digg!!! I should play some Scritti when it's not teh holiday party! Kat, I want to hear this shtuff of yrs at Lucky C!
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:24pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Yes, VHS if done right gives you a ton of audio space. I had friends who took that to Cuba and other places, 20 yrs or more ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:26pm melinda:

time to hit the sack! thanks Daniel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:28pm coelacanth∅:

Kat, Bill Kelly was one of my earlier regular shows on fmu as well. i have a few pre-archive tapes. i hardly ever hear him now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:28pm muhrvis:

Hey wait a minute, why don't I warrant one of those little radio heart icons? I feel left out. (Sniffles)
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:28pm Anthony!:

yeah I am not sure that digital is or was better than analogue. convos like this make me wish I didn't toss old technology once someone deemed it obsolete. Now you can just record on a 512gb flash drive. But it isn't more fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:29pm fleep:

muhrvis you have them
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:29pm Kat in Chicago:

@Daniel That whole time in my life is so emotionally fraught that I've never listened to those tapes since I made them, but they potentially work with a theme I'm considering for this new project. So I'm going to be brave and listen next weekend I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:29pm coelacanth∅:

lookin' right at 'em,muhrvis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:29pm muhrvis:

Well. I do now!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:31pm Daniel Blumin:

you do now, muhrvvv!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:31pm Daniel Blumin:

Kat, hope you dig 'em!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:32pm Kat in Chicago:

I have to get a new cassette player bc the one on the Hello Kitty mini-boombox I have hooked up to my stereo is kaput
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:32pm muhrvis:

Did I tell you I met Dave the Spazz's father once? I think it was at Powell's in Portland. One can meet important people by wearing an FMU t-shirt.
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:32pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

A- I would say that the compressed AAC stream is better than the analogue FM, which is also compressed as well. But in most places, the AAC 'FMU stream sounds brilliant. Actually I never listened to WFMU on a car radio. That would be a rush.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:33pm Kat in Chicago:

I met Ira Kaplan that way, muhrvis!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:33pm Anthony!:

well the last jedi will not be seen tonight. I really did not want to watch the pointless casino scene again anyway...:/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:34pm coelacanth∅:

Anthony you can get a cd burner that burns in "real" time. you can fade songs out or stop them at any point, adjust levels accordingly -etc. ...just like we used to do with cassettes.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:34pm Anthony!:

@el i am impressed with the aac stream. i hope they up the bandwidth
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:36pm matt from berwyn:

Breakbeat blumin!
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:36pm matt from berwyn:

Who’s looking forward to record store day?
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:37pm el Garee Rayo le Bee~:

Wow, this is intense message board. But I'm in Fla now and the streams sound awesome. I had a stream break about 30 min ago. Doesn't happen often. Could be the local carrier.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:37pm fleep:

Star this one a couple times
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:37pm Anthony!:

I understand, but I am truly a no media kinda guy now. the only media i have is back ups of the hard drives of my collection. I am ripping my dvd blue ray collection to get rid of material stuff.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:38pm Anthony!:

like the ELO song I am a 21st century man
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:39pm JakeGould:

Well, most VHS decks that can record in stereo are considered “Hi-Fi” even if they don’t explicitly say so. The timer functionality is a big deal as well. No real consumer tape decks that could record on a timer… And VHS could store a lot of audio on one VHS cassette.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:39pm Anthony!:

8 hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:39pm coelacanth∅:

material possessions are a burden for sure. if i didn't have a relative with a big cool house to store my records in i'd be pretty sad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:40pm northguineahills:

truly out, everyone, enjoy what the weekend brings! Thanks Daniel. Salud, Dasvidaniya!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:41pm Anthony!:

on my laptop I have 5000 albums. I whine and pine, but I never imagined that back in the 80s.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:41pm Anthony!:

nite NGH
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:42pm fleep:

Anthony! you back that up, yes? Often?
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:42pm Anthony!:

three back ups
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:43pm fleep:

whew
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:43pm Anthony!:

i learned my lesson back in 2007 when I lost 80gb
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:44pm coelacanth∅:

'night ngh
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:45pm Anthony!:

praise Jah! I love this.
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:45pm Anthony!:

Ras Michael. I knew I heard this before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:46pm coelacanth∅:

many of the cassette decks i've owned could be used with a timer (to record or play) but at the very most for 3 hours of record time. (dual, automatic flip, consecutive play)
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:46pm Jinx:

great track(s) for winding-down
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:48pm Anthony!:

Jah, Rastafari! How excellent is thy name...Thou have set thy glory above the heavens...
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:48pm slawooy:

And now Dadawah 72 DIF nations
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:50pm Anthony!:

all those features were so cool when we got them @coela
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:51pm matt from berwyn:

Lmao i feel like a dad
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Zats, where has the time gone? I apparently missed a lot of good Blumintunes this evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:56pm Kat in Chicago:

@daniel (and whoever) if you're interested in an ambient-ish shtuff I did recently, here is a thing soundcloud.com... (it's more fun if you don't peek at the playlist first imo)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:56pm JakeGould:

“World Backup Day” begins in 4 minutes! Remember to back up your stuff!
  Fri. 3/30/18 11:56pm :

where y’all @
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:57pm Kat in Chicago:

good advice Jake. esp during a mercury retrograde :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:58pm JakeGould:

2TB USB 3.0 hard drives go for like $99. No reason not to backup!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:58pm Anthony!:

I need to get another 6 tb drive tomorrow and put one of the backups in secure storage
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:58pm Robert Tables:

Thanks and good night!
  Swag For Life Member    Fri. 3/30/18 11:59pm Anthony!:

3 tb is grateful dead and the remainder is everything else
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/31/18 12:00am coelacanth∅:

Thanks Daniel! Take care everyone
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/31/18 12:00am Anthony!:

yes good show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/31/18 12:00am Kat in Chicago:

Thanks Daniel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/31/18 12:04am muhrvis:

Good night to all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/31/18 1:09pm Daniel Blumin:

Thanks, Kat! Will check out! Thanks fer all the earses, muhrvs, Kat, Anthony!, coela, Robert Tables and you!!! Greetings to the archivist freeformists! See y'all post the Easter bunny, The April Fool, and most of Passover!
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