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Options April 19, 2018: Enough with the April Showers.... even if it's lovely weather for a duck...


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Artist Track Album New Approx. start time
Dirtmusic  Bi De Sen Soyle   Options Bu Bir Ruya     
Zea & Xavier Charles  Bourgeois Blues   Options Bourgeois Blues 7"    0:09:05 ()
Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier  Batucada Meurtriere (Version 1)   Options Le Pacha - Original Music from the Movie    0:13:10 ()
Djibril Diabate  Masani Cisse   Options Hawa    0:16:01 ()
Shadia  In Rah Mennek Ya Ain   Options     0:21:30 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alvino Rey And His Orchestra 
Side B   Options Ping Pong!    0:25:58 ()
The Brunettes  Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks   Options Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks    0:31:32 ()
Stranglers  Always the Sun   Options Dreamtime    0:35:18 ()
Shannon & The Clams  I Never WAnted Love   Options Onion    0:39:55 ()
The Bristols  You're a Moody Guy   Options Tune in With the Bristols    0:43:33 ()
The Breeders  Nervous Mary   Options All Nerve  *   0:46:06 ()
The Limiñanas  Trois Bancs   Options Shadow People  *   0:48:43 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alvino Rey And His Orchestra 
Side B   Options Ping Pong!    0:54:12 ()
Graveyard  Please Don't   Options Peace    1:00:09 ()
Hot Snakes  Having Another?   Options Jericho Sirens  *   1:04:10 ()
The Common Cold  Stop the Traffic   Options Shut Up! Yo Liberals!  *   1:07:41 ()
The Ex  Soon All Cities   Options 27 Passports    1:13:47 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alvino Rey And His Orchestra 
Side B   Options Ping Pong!    1:20:09 ()
Dead Meadow  Nobody Home   Options The Nothing They Need  *   1:26:38 ()
British Sea Power  Apologies to Insect Life   Options The Decline of British Sea Power    1:32:22 ()
Built To Spill  Goin' Against Your Mind   Options Goin' Against Your Mind (U.S. Single)    1:35:09 ()
Guided By Voices  Cut Out Witch   Options Under the Bushes Under the Stars    1:43:48 ()
Broncho  It's On   Options Just Enough Hip to be Woman    1:46:52 ()
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard  Muddy Water   Options Gumboot Soup  *   1:49:29 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 11:44am glenn:

more like april ice storms.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:02pm Meghan:

just want to be warmer..... and to not wear my winter jacket anymore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:04pm Linda Lee:

'afternoon Meghan! greetings from the snowy catskills! first time listener & loving this opener!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:04pm Linda Lee:

tired of winter beyond measure, up here!
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:05pm βrian:

We got 3+ inches last night. With luck, it will be gone by the end of the day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:05pm Linda Lee:

where are you again, Brian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:06pm northguineahills:

when is that gaggle going to go and become a skein of geese.....

(wore my winter coat three nights this year)
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:06pm JakeGould:

I don’t want it to be warmer just yet. Getting over a cold!
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:08pm βrian:

Madison, WI. Bright blue skies today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:09pm Linda Lee:

reckon we got 3-4" in southern ulster county. it's left the trees, still present on the roof.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Duck out of whatever you're doing and listen to WFMU, ya silly goose! Don't be a turkey, ya big chicken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:09pm Linda Lee:

bright blue skies! sounds lovely! iirc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:09pm Meghan:

Hey there Linda! Glad you are joining us! Love the Catskills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:10pm Linda Lee:

we're lovin you too, Meghan! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:12pm Linda Lee:

just flip 'em the bird if they don't like it, Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:12pm northguineahills:

You can send your snow to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:13pm Linda Lee:

look out there, ngh. we just might. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:14pm Linda Lee:

whatever i hear from le pacha st is really fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:14pm Meghan:

If we get another snow storm, I am! I know where to get your address from!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:16pm northguineahills:

I have an all-wheel drive subaru, I want to test it in the snow!
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:17pm elwyn:

hey everyone,

this is the one good thing about daylight saving - I can tune in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:17pm Linda Lee:

our neighbors' favorite cars! we love 'em up here. so much so, it's nearly impossible to find one for sale used.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:18pm Meghan:

Yay! Hey there Elwyn! You enjoying your autumn? or are you still transitioning out of summer?
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:19pm βrian:

I'm working on a French Africa image collection now, so this works.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:20pm coelacanth∅:

hello Meghan and underwater listeners
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:20pm Meghan:

There you go.... I aim to assist in the musical help!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:21pm Meghan:

Hey there coelacanth∅!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:21pm Keith - the friendly town.:

Greetings from sunny GLasgow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:22pm Meghan:

Hello Keith!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:23pm Keith - the friendly town.:

Sitting on my top step, enjoying the first proper sun of the year and the soundtrack is perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:25pm northguineahills:

@Linda Lee: I had to go 75 miles away just to find a used manual transmission subaru. (manual transmissions are rare enough).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:25pm Meghan:

envious! We had a gorgeous day last Friday and Saturday and now that has long gone.... sigh
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:27pm elwyn:

i am glad this week feels like autumn. last couple of weeks felt like a Sydney summer which heat, humidity and cockroaches.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:29pm βrian:

At where are we at?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:31pm northguineahills:

Sunny and 85F/30C here in FL.
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:31pm still b/p:

Bottle of hot water under your feet, hot tea down yer pipe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:33pm Meghan:

got myself my hot coffee, but a hot water bottle would be nice! or a blanket!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Great Barrier Reef might've been a good place for an underwater theme park. What will they call it now? The Great Barrier Dead Zone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:34pm northguineahills:

I've never seen a hot water bottle in person, only in old timey movies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:34pm Meghan:

NGH, I have the same problem! I am always searching for a manual transmission and it's becoming harder and harder to find!
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:34pm βrian:

I bought myself a 3-liter Gummi-Wärmflasche online. It's my hotwater baby.
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 12:36pm glenn:

ha. i bought a hot water bottle two days ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:36pm Meghan:

oh I own a hot water bottle. Bought it after I was in Africa and they put them in our beds at night, with a fuzzy animal covering. I bought one from Restoration hardware that was like that, but fake animal
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:36pm βrian:

When my friend went to pick up her manual transmission car at the dealership, the attendants couldn't bring it around since none of them knew how to drive stick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:38pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Daughter & I took a spin through the neighborhood a couple weeks ago to get her used to letting out the clutch.
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:39pm still b/p:

I’ve got a classic rubber hot water bottle on permanent loan from a friend. Mostly fine, but had a leak-on-floor situation a month or two ago, leading to supper tray knocked on floor situation, which I reported minutes after cleanup in comments, cuz was listening to FMU at the time. Experience is only real if recorded in FMU comments.
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:41pm Elwyn:

I wish I knew to drive stick. only tried once and it was on a race track during a school excursion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:41pm northguineahills:

βrian: I had the same problem.

I was giving my wife driving lessons, she couldn't get out of 2nd (to be fair, she had only driven an automatic a handful of times in her life (when her friends were too drunk)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:41pm Meghan:

hahahaha...nice one still b/p
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:42pm Meghan:

I learned in high school, with a lot of grinding of gears and arguments with my dad. But one day I needed a car and that was the only one available, so I just went ahead and did it. I think I just needed to NOT have someone next to me pressuring me...
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:44pm βrian:

Isn't that part of the training though? You need to navigate the obstacle course at night with a car full of screaming family members to get your certificate.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:45pm northguineahills:

My college gf taught me how to drive a stick. She had one, and we were driving from FL to NYC. I learned on the fly on the interstate. When my car died, I bought one myself. Then sold it when I moved to NYC, and went 17 years w/o a car/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:47pm Linda Lee:

i attempted one lesson on a VW van stick ~ my tutor had a toddler in back & could not tolerate the safety concern. so that was that. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:47pm Meghan:

Whenever I go to drive an automatic and the shift is on the floor, I am always afraid that I'm going to shift gears in the midst of driving. and I'm constantly kicking for a clutch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:49pm Linda Lee:

can't help wondering if my utter inability to handle a stick has to do with my dyslexia. i like to think so. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:49pm northguineahills:

Me too, Meghan!
  Thu. 4/19/18 12:49pm still b/p:

“my tutor had a toddler in back & could not tolerate the safety concern.”
...added to diction exercise/warmup lines.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:50pm Ken From Hyde Park:

When I have a rental car and prepare to start it, I mash my left foot into empty space, just out of reflex.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:50pm βrian:

When climbing a steep incline in my parents car, with them in the back, I stomped on the brakes — a reflex, as I thought I needed to depress the clutch to downshift. Not a good idea in an automatic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:51pm Linda Lee:

also, didn't learn to drive at all til age 28 ~ having grown up in nyc. that might have to do with it too. can't teach an old dog etc. (excuses, excuses!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:51pm Linda Lee:

glad you all made it, Brian! :-)
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:52pm βrian:

(My GF was in the passenger seat. Instantly realizing what had happened, we both broke into hysterics. My parents were horrified.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:53pm Linda Lee:

believe that's called nervous laughter. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:54pm crateslinger:

Thanks Meghan for the excellent office lunch nap mix! Back to the grind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:54pm northguineahills:

My wife didn't learn to drive drive until she was 35 (2 mos. ago). I totally went full dad on her. (I told her she has to learn to drive clutch if she's going to drive at all. (It's one of the few things I"m better then her at).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:56pm Linda Lee:

that's what i was told as well, by my dad-like, loud-mouth instructor. (a different one.) turns out it's not true! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:56pm coelacanth∅:

quack
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:57pm crateslinger:

I learned how to drive a stick to get away from my annoying cousins when I was 17 and staying with them in California for the summer. It was the only car available (I was also hoping to find Molly Ringwald).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 12:58pm coelacanth∅:

i bought the stranglers' album "the raven" for the 3-d album cover, before i'd ever heard any stranglers music so there's my stranglers soft spot.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 12:59pm βrian:

I don't flip through vinyl. I have my people flip through vinyl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:01pm northguineahills:

Can I give my postcard to add to my wife's to get $4 off so she can go in my stead? (Trying to motivate her to go, she no longer lives walking distance away).

I never make lists when record shopping, I just buy what catches my brain (don't listen to recs beforehand either).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:02pm Linda Lee:

lists? gosh, what fun is that?
  Thu. 4/19/18 1:02pm Elwyn:

I am not sure if I should bother with Record Store Day 2018.
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:02pm glenn:

"failing to plan is planning to fail".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:03pm Linda Lee:

i remember when just about every day was record store day! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:03pm Meghan:

I find the record fair can be overwhelming at times, so a general list of things you've been looking for is a good idea. I always notice that upon entering record stores I immediately forget what I was looking for!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:04pm KP:

Hi, Meghan. I think "Bourgeoisie Blues" was written about my new location of D.C., and rather aptly so.
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:04pm glenn:

said to me by a scottish engineer, who later died while on holiday in mexico, costing his widow thousands of dollars to bring his body back to toronto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:06pm Linda Lee:

ah. sure, i get having a list if there's just too, too much. i generally shopped small record stores, manageable for happy discovery. now i just wait for boxes of cast-offs to appear on my front porch, as they do regularly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:06pm Linda Lee:

everyone here knows i'm the collector. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:07pm Linda Lee:

it's really about the random find, for me. always has been, really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:07pm coelacanth∅:

i've been away from these comments so missed all that but
βrian @12.36 that's pathetic. -i don't know the stats now but a few years ago the statistics were that 90% of cars in the us are automatic, 10% manual...in almost every other country on this planet the figures were exactly reversed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:07pm northguineahills:

I told my wife to throw my body out to sea after my organs are harvested. I won't be needing it any longer, and fishies and other submarine creatures can benefit from my corporeal remains.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:08pm Meghan:

I find that the past few record fairs I get excited by things I already own. My fear is that I'm going to buy something twice! Or things I was like- ohhhhh, turns to ewwwww because it's way overpriced!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:11pm Linda Lee:

lots of that ewwww at the record fair, i'll bet. must seem like taking candy from babies, for some of the dealers. fish in a barrel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:12pm coelacanth∅:

ngh unfortunately she's likely be arrested for that, and maybe accused of murder! i've found the only practical way now is alkaline hydrolisis (sp?) but even that is still illegal in most states.
...death is big business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:13pm Linda Lee:

cremation still seems the best option, right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:14pm northguineahills:

@coel: You just have to go to int'l waters.....

The Common Cold, new to me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:15pm crateslinger:

@NGH spot on! After the kids graduate from college, I'm going to sail straight east. If I make it, cool I'll check out the Dardanelles, if not who cares.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:16pm doctorjazz:

Hey all, made it (useless meeting earlier in show).
  Thu. 4/19/18 1:16pm still b/p:

Donate body after organs salvaged to the forensics research people. They’ll stow you in the scrub or bog or ditch to measure/time/observe the effects and learn more. Don’t know if they need organs still in to qualify.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:17pm coelacanth∅:

cremation is an environmental injury i don't want to take part in.
-and as if the energy used isn't bad enough, some people's ashes are (absurdly) buried in a grave yard. (adding injury to injury)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:17pm JakeGould:

@northguineahills: You can’t “stack coupons” with the record fair discount, but at the end of the day, it’s all a donation to WFMU.

As for me, after a brief foray back into vinyl a year or so ago, I’m done. First, some jerk in my building has an overpowered CB rig and they leak into all audio connections. Record players even worse. Unlistenable as this guy talks to whoever he talks to, so sold my stuff off.

But at the end of the day, the record fair is fun even if you are not into vinyl anymore. There are definitely dealers selling CDs and other stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:17pm doctorjazz:

Man, I have bought things I already own more times than I like to think about...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:17pm Linda Lee:

i once told a partner whose family owned miles of mountain wilderness here, just to toss my corpse onto the ATV & find me a nice place for a coyote meal. actually wasn't that far fetched a scenario at the time, as we courted death daily. alas, he went first.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:19pm Linda Lee:

his family took control, alas & i was not able to have him stuffed as per stated desire.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:19pm βrian:

Well, there's always the Sky Burial.

I find embalming to be an absolutely perverse practice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:20pm northguineahills:

True, βrian, the Parsi burial practice is one I wouldn't mind either.
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:20pm glenn:

death and taxidermy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:20pm crateslinger:

Falling off a boat in the middle of the ocean seems like the best option. Who knows what will eat you, but it would be cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:20pm Carmichael:

You can push me out on an ice floe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:21pm doctorjazz:

I find it overwhelming at these big record fairs as well, too much to sort through, too much I would want to buy, too expensive for many of the things I would want to buy, small record stores are more manageable, even if I don't find as much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:21pm northguineahills:

Somehow missed that Ex the first time around....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:21pm crateslinger:

@Linda Lee - that kind of taxidermy would be expensive!
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:21pm βrian:

Is that the one wear the lay the bodies in a kind of stadium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:21pm Carmichael:

Or a decent Viking burial.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:22pm Linda Lee:

personally i don't feel anyone participating in a fossil-fuel driven lifestyle ~ as we all do, frankly, even if we don't drive a car ~ will do much to mitigate their pollution footprint by avoiding a 3 hour cremation process.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:22pm coelacanth∅:

Linda (1.17) those are the lines i was thinking. given back to the food chain, as people here did 500 years ago.
...as far as stuffing goes?... NO!!!
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:22pm glenn:

hell, the ice floes are dying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:22pm crateslinger:

I only go to the record fair for the beer, movies, people watching, and dollar records under the tables.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:23pm JakeGould:

SBARRO!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:23pm Linda Lee:

he was indeed a creative guy with a perverse sense of humor.
  Thu. 4/19/18 1:23pm Elwyn:

goodnight everyone. i need to go to bed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:23pm coelacanth∅:

"animal farm" by the kinks...kinda.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:23pm βrian:

On the other hand, the sooner they die, the smaller the footprint. (Always look on the bright side.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:24pm Linda Lee:

sky burial places the corpse on an elevated platform for the vultures. that one's cool as well, if the platform can remain undisturbed for a long time.
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:25pm glenn:

i want to be gibbetted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:25pm Linda Lee:

indeed, Brian! oh wow, time for lunch!
Avatar Thu. 4/19/18 1:27pm glenn:

which i suspect may be illegal, but hey, i'm dead so who gives a flying fuck?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:27pm crateslinger:

they gibbetted Captain Kidd
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:32pm coelacanth∅:

if i'm going to be gibbetted i want to be embalmed in pure whiskey first, so the dogs lapping up the blood under me get drunk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:34pm crateslinger:

I always thought blowing your brains out in a police station parking lot would be a respectful way to get it over quickly without putting anybody out really.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:37pm coelacanth∅:

there's is something appealing about that, in another way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:37pm crateslinger:

yeah man. win/win
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:37pm JakeGould:

Seriously, I grew up in NYC but I am sick of NYC as well. It’s just expensive. Everything I do I could telecommute to do. But there are no secure positions doing that. I think encouraging remote workers and providing some security for people like that—ie: not getting laid off remotely on a whim—could help boost the economy in rural areas.

Anyway, I don’t want to talk about death.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:38pm northguineahills:

Built to Spill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:39pm crateslinger:

I'm sick of New York too, but I ship art, so...
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:40pm βrian:

Of course, nobody lives in NYC anymore. It's too crowded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:40pm northguineahills:

@Jake: I was sick of constantly looking for work for 2 week/6 months w/ no benefits, and my rent went up. Not having health care after my wife got laid off and diagnosed w/ cancer pretty much sealed it. That, and my crappy apt went up to $2500/mo. and most of my favorite places disappeared.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:41pm Meghan:

This is the problem with art jobs.... you kinda have to be around here for them. Not finding any of those in the middle of nowhere unfortunately...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:42pm northguineahills:

Around 2010, all gov't and private jobs suddenly became subcontractor jobs in NYC.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:42pm βrian:

I'm definitely not a city boy, but I do love to visit cities for as long as 3 days at a stretch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:42pm crateslinger:

Some truth to that Brian. Ain't even really any hipsters here anymore. They can't afford it. It's all private school folks. I recognize them from growing up in the Berkshires. Silver Spoon crowd - no tattoos, no affectations because they're not trying to be anybody else. It's always been cool to be rich.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:43pm βrian:

Probably my favorite place to have lived was rural VT. Kind of a hungry time, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:44pm JakeGould:

@northguineahills: Sorry about all of it.

Just so we can all understand the sickness of the NYC real estate market, when I wanted to break the lease on the place I had for 13 years in Downtown Brooklyn, my greedy landlords still gave me shit and treated me like shit. This is despite never being a bad tenant, always paying and even climbing up on the roof on my own to unclog the stupid roof drain because they were to cheap to fix this. And—this is the clincher—they knew right away the second I left they could up the rent by 25% to 30%. So the should be grateful I am leaving, right? Nope.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:44pm crateslinger:

VT is great, but the only jobs my friends up there have is lumberjack (for real!), painting houses, or growing weed. There is nothing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:45pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The Death Cafe event I attended mentioned green burials where you're interred in a gunny sack amongst the trees and you become worm food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:46pm crateslinger:

@Jake - Stroudsburg, PA area is affordable and like 1 hour to the city off peak on I-80.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:46pm northguineahills:

I fell into the perfect artsy liberal town (the summers suck, but the tubing and kayaking is nice in cold springs).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:47pm JakeGould:

@Meghan: Well, yeah… Art jobs need your ass to be near the employer. But I’ve work in I.T. for art and educational places for the past 18 years and despite the fact I.T. work can be done anywhere, nobody wants remote work. And even in remote work, it’s just easier for you to be laid off.

I met someone who worked in med-tech remotely for 15+ years. Very smart. Had a perfect setup. Then suddenly he’s told to call into a conference call and was laid off then and there by a recording… In a group conference call… All laid off… This is in 2018. Welcome to the future.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:47pm βrian:

What about the option of sea burial? Probably not too eco-friendly, but ... " Those are pearls that were his eyes" and all that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:48pm northguineahills:

As mentioned before, my house has 30% of the rent I was paying for my crappy Bushwick apt, it's a bike friendly town, and I can walk to downtown where all of the art/music/fest is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:49pm JakeGould:

@northguineahills: Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:50pm Meghan:

There is a difference between and artsy town and a place where artists live. Being an artist assistant, I could never find any real jobs in the country. Maybe LA or Chicago, but not many big artists who have the money to hire assistants are living in arty towns....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:50pm JakeGould:

@crateslinger: I have thought about Vermont. And man, it’s tempting.
  Thu. 4/19/18 1:50pm still b/p:

Layoff by phone recording — that is some scurvy lowdown loathsome shit.... by gibbet candidates.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:51pm βrian:

Friends just moved to Cleveland and bought a nice 20s-era house in a nice 'hood for 190K or some such.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:53pm crateslinger:

There was an editorial in the NY Times about a store for sale in central VT a couple weeks ago. That would be the way to go. Buy the town's general store and do arty things out back or in your upstairs office.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:53pm βrian:

I went back to VT last year. There seems to have been a large influx of one-percenters. Really strange seeing "estates" were it used to be farmland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:54pm northguineahills:

What still b/p said.

I have some friends here that make a living off their art, and others that do other professions to help support their art. I've never called myself an artists, but I never look for compensation for what I do, either material or aural arts, as I have other means (this job) to support myself.

Thanks Meghan, that's my cue to go to lunch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:54pm !ke:

I love Vermont. I wish there were jobs there. Particularly back when I was in my 20s and was almost totally invulnerable to the cold. Now that I'm older, I'll probably never do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:55pm JakeGould:

@!ke: Then I guess I won’t tell you about the disturbingly affordable old homes you can get there for a real steal… But with utterly no heat!!!
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:56pm βrian:

No woodstove, even?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:57pm JakeGould:

@βrian: I guess it has that. But nothing a city mouse would call heat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:57pm coelacanth∅:

my then gf and i,c.1992, spent 2 weeks in plainfield,vt helping her sister and husband figure out how to run the general store they'd bought. (& moved into) i'm not in touch now but they probably did alright. we were there in august and there were lots of locals and friendly bikers. then in the winter they would get the skiers.
i loved it there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:58pm !ke:

The Paradox of Vermont: Now that I'm old enough to have money to maybe buy one of those, I'm no longer immune to the cold. When I was immune to the cold, I had no money to buy one. C'est la real estate.
Avatar    Thu. 4/19/18 1:58pm βrian:

Oh, a good woodstove can cook you to the quick. I miss having one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:58pm crateslinger:

Weird thing about small town New England these days is not just the one percenters, but the boarded up buildings and the drug addicted families.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:58pm !ke:

My father grew up in Plainfield, VT! Their tiny college's radio station isn't too bad-sounding either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 1:59pm coelacanth∅:

βrian @1.53 that shit should be illegal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 2:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yark, two hours already! Thanks, Meghan. Hope next week brings us milder temperatures and some sunshine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 2:01pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Meghan! great program!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Thu. 4/19/18 2:02pm coelacanth∅:

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