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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 15, 2019: WFMU Marathon Show #2 w/ Marcel M!

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2019 makes it 40 years since my family skidded onto the tarmac at JFK. 'Twas the culmination of a disorienting 15-month long emigration process from the U.S.S.R with stops in Austria and Italy along the way. Remembering this anniversary also made me think of 1979 in another way - as a year in which so many phenomenal debut albums came into existence (Unknown Pleasures! A Trip to Marineville! This Heat!). And this, freeformists, is how my 2019 WFMU premium was born!

With all material recorded especially for this compilation, Your Song, My Foot! Volume III: The 1979 Edition is brimming with cover versions and re-imaginings of tracks found on some of the killerest debut LP's of 1979! On cassette for extra wow and flutter, the premium comes with a download code for those in love with modern living!

The crackerjack artists doing the covering include:
Phew, Tomutonttu, Stuart Chalmers, The Righteous Yeah (Michael Morley of the Dead C), Ed Bear, Mike Cooper, German Army, Natalia Beylis, Strotter Inst., Storm Bugs, The Dead Mauriacs, Infinite Article (Robert Horton & Edward Guerriero), The Pheromoans, and Richard Thomas!

The humdinger of a cover drawing is by John Godbert, the very same artist who drew the cover of The Fall's 1979 seminal debut LP - Live at the Witch Trials! John says, "It’s based on a wooden statue of a female figure that was found in a loch in the Scottish Highlands in the 19th century. She was a goddess who protected the loch & turned out to be 5,000 yrs old. This is very “Witch Trials” related, & MES would have liked it."

More than much gratitude to John and all of the musicians for their wunderschnapps contributions!!!



Daniel Blumin


Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Tom Verlaine  Breakin' My Heart   Options Tom Verlaine  Elektra  1979  LP    0:00:00 ()
Wire  The 15th   Options 154  Harvest  1979  LP    0:06:39 ()
The Fall  Frightened   Options Live At The Witch Trials  I.R.S.  1979  LP    0:09:23 ()
 
Thomas Leer  Private Plane   Options Private Plane / International 12" EP [re-issue]  Dark Entries  2015  12"  Pledge 20 bux and get in the running fer this great 12"! Originally out in '78...  0:23:45 ()
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental   Day Breaks, Night Heals   Options The Bridge  Industrial  1979  LP    0:26:46 ()
 
Poison Girls  Ideologically Unsound   Options Hex  Small Wonder  1979  12"    0:39:15 ()
Voigt 465  Voices A Drama   Options Slights Still Unspoken  Mental Experience  2017    '79  0:42:48 ()
Swell Maps  Spitfire Parade   Options A Trip to Marineville  Rather  1979  LP    0:45:14 ()
 
Ed Bear  Various Times   Options Your Song My Foot, Vol. 3  WFMU  2019    Pledge 75 dollars and my premium is yours! Chock fulla covers of trax from debut albums released in 1979!  1:00:01 ()
A Certain Ratio  Do the Du (Casse)   Options ACR: Set  Mute  2018    Pledge 20 bux and get in the running fer this dubble LP! (Track originally from '81)  1:03:31 ()
Snakefinger  The Model   Options Chewing Hides The Sound  Ralph  1979  LP    1:06:13 ()
 
Storm Bugs  Full Moon in my Pocket (Tail Light)   Options Your Song My Foot, Vol. 3  WFMU  2019    Pledge 75 dollars and my premium is yours! Chock fulla covers of trax from debut albums released in 1979!  1:22:13 ()
This Heat  24 Track Loop   Options This Heat  Piano  1979      1:31:26 ()
Fad Gadget  Back to Nature   Options Bacak to Nature  Mute  1979  7"    1:37:39 ()
 
Solid Space  Tenth Planet   Options Space Museum  Dark Entries  2017  LP  Pledge 20 bux and get in the running fer this wunderschnapps LP orig out in '82!  1:59:48 ()
The Flying Lizards  Russia   Options The Flying Lizards  Virgin  1979  LP    2:02:23 ()
Notorische Reflexe  Brejnev Rap   Options Brejnev Rap  NDA  1983  7"    2:08:35 ()
Boris Savelyev / Mikhail Plyatskovskiy  Tanzuyte Sidya (Танцуйте сидя)   Options Танцуйте сидя - Песни для детей на стихи М. Пляцковского  Melodiya  1985  LP  vocals: Vladimir Vinokur  2:13:51 ()
 
Gen Ken & Julian Cartwright  High Pressure Days   Options High Pressure Days + Kitchen Motors  A.T.M.O.T.W.  2019  Cassette  Get in the running fer this edition of 2 cassettes! 75 dollar pledge also gets you my premium!  2:29:13 ()
Pierre Bastien  May Yam   Options The Mecanocentric Worlds Of Pierre Bastien  Discrepant  2017  LP  Part of the Discrepant LP garnd prize!!!  2:32:45 ()
The Dead Mauriacs  Chalet Polynésien À Pignon Pour Séjour-Club (excerpt)   Options Beauté Des Mirages  Discrepant  2017  LP  Part of the Discrepant LP garnd prize!!!  2:38:03 ()
Ken Sugai  間 弐 Awai Ni   Options Tele-N-Tech-Da  Discrepant  2018  LP  Part of the Discrepant LP garnd prize!!!  2:39:34 ()
Crass  Demoncrats   Options Stations Of The Crass  Crass  1979  LP    2:42:24 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Natalia Beylis 
Demoncrats   Options Your Song My Foot, Vol. 3  WFMU  2019      2:53:57 ()
High Rise  Turn You Cry   Options II  Blank Editions  2018  LP  20 bux and this could be yours! Reish of '86 LP...  2:55:13 ()
 

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:02pm chresti:

Hello!
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:03pm John from Florham Park:

Hello chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:03pm Marcel M:

YOOOOOOOOOOO>

PLEDGE!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:04pm Marcel M:

Don't do like the song and be breaking my heart. Pledge to Mr. Blumin!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:07pm northguineahills:

@chresti: I thought you were from San Gabriel, not LA (not stalking, but attentive during the marathon...;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:08pm chresti:

I live in SG and work in LA @ngh-
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:08pm diciassette:

Hello from Capitol Corridor train 540. 1979 rules.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:09pm chresti:

Hello John
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:09pm Chop Scott:

Cheers to my favorite Brothers on the air!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:10pm Marcel M:

MR CHOP!
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:12pm TomDash:

1979!!! Angry Angles do a great cover of the 15th!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:12pm Marcel M:

better than them and he thinks hes the best
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:14pm chresti:

It's 1979, okay?
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:17pm diciassette:

Little Nemo also did it.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:17pm northguineahills:

I feel like Marcel has been here all day,,,
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:18pm John from Florham Park:

What’s up chresti
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:21pm northguineahills:

I have a dual cassette deck, three walkmen, and a boombox cassette player...
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:23pm John from Florham Park:

@NGH hello how is the job hunting going
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:23pm P-90:

Very nice drawing! The image looked familiar...I realize now because I studied the Celtic carved figure in school.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:24pm John from Florham Park:

@NGH the DJs have put in a lot of hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:24pm chresti:

My cassette player is out of order, waiting for repair.
I'm in between old and really old
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:24pm diciassette:

I have a Nak that flips the cassette around and it’s like totally tired of doing that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:25pm Marcel M:

$20 to get into the running for this Thomas Leer!!!!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:25pm TDK60:

Tapes?
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:26pm northguineahills:

@John: I'm not expecting any news until next week..., thanks for asking...

TDK might know a thing or eight about tapes....
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:26pm John from Florham Park:

@chresti as long as you are young at heart your ok
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:27pm patrick321:

Daniel really loved tonight's opening! Verlaine/Wire/Fall brings back my well-spent youth.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:27pm John from Florham Park:

@NGH I noticed a lot of people on the chat board knew a lot if things
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:28pm Marcel M:

It was quite an opening indeed. Did I mention only 20 bux gets you in the running for the Thomas Leer 12"???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:29pm fleep:

Good evening to Daniel and Marcel and all you wonderful pledgers
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:30pm P-90:

I vividly remember 1979 as a pivotal year for pop music in the US.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:30pm Daniel Blumin:

All hail, freeformists!!! Pledge to keep the Friday night wunderschnapps, y'all!!!!
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:30pm P-90:

Yo fleep
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:30pm John from Florham Park:

P-90 why it went all corporate that year?
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:33pm northguineahills:

I vividly remember 1979 as the year I reached 3' tall and moved to Bethesda MD.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:33pm John from Florham Park:

I started high school that year
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:34pm yippie:

is ken a cossack?
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:36pm TDK60:

('78 was energetic too..)
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:37pm miss g:

It's "girls night" so the show is "To Wong Foo With Love, Julie Newmar" (not from 1979) but I realized it was after 9 PM so I turned on internet. I "collude" with all pledgers! Go go go! 1979 was a very special year for me. Can't even pick a favorite song.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:37pm John from Florham Park:

TDK60 I was in 8th grade that year
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:38pm P-90:

@John from FP: 1979 was the year it became clear that the pop/rock styles that had prevailed through the 70s were indeed about to yield in a big way to the influence of New Wave/Punk/other stuff, and Disco (still very big in 79) was also about to yield to (what became) Hip Hop. These things were already looming pre-79, and the evolution certainly continued after, but 79 itself felt pivotal.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:39pm northguineahills:

is that Kristina w/ a "K" in the Latin alphabet? (Daniel, give the pledgers Cyrillic names! ie: Kristina = Кристина
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:40pm John from Florham Park:

P-90 ok I never ever got into disco and just loved rock music and was not into freeform until I got the iPhone and started listening to all these wonderful stations
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:41pm P-90:

“Cyrillicize me, Baby”
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:42pm Marcel M:

Oh shit, poison girls
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:42pm Stepchild:

oh hey folks! Happy Marathon to All & Sundry. Strong 1979 debut: Charles Amirkhanian
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:42pm TDK60:

it would be interesting if someone had tapes of WFMU shows round '78- '80.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:42pm JakeGould:

Daniel and Marcel sharing time on Shabbos? Now that is a spicy meatball! Abondanza!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:43pm Marcel M:

@Jake: haha
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:44pm John from Florham Park:

TDK60 would prove to be interesting listening
  Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:47pm TomDash:

Yes! Was waiting for Swell Maps! great show, Daniel - 1979! Good luck raising the $$$
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:51pm melinda:

hi all
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:51pm P-90:

TDK: in 79 WFMU was one of those stations over at the end of the dial, along with the Fordham U station and the Seton Hall U station, where you went to hear all this new music that was happening. The middle of the dial was still largely Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Police etc, and several dedicated Disco stations, if you can imagine that.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:52pm John from Florham Park:

Hey Melinda
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:53pm melinda:

hi john
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:54pm BriGuidry:

just made an online pledge !!! Love your show Daniel
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:54pm John from Florham Park:

@P-90 I heard about the freeform stations but was still into WNEWFM and just never went there
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:54pm krestina:

Thanks TDKsky, for asking the k question
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:54pm patrick321:

P-90 sounds like you spent some time in NJ back then. Radio was pretty terrible but compared to today's commercial radio possibly not that bad.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:55pm TDK60:

P90- yeah, it was similar in other cities.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:55pm John from Florham Park:

P-90 WFUV is dead to me now I hope they rot in hell for what they tried to do to this station
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:55pm krestina:

And ngh-sky
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:56pm miss g:

P90 what year was I listening to a somewhat "New Wave-ish" WPLJ? Was it 1980? I thought it was '79. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:56pm John from Florham Park:

@patrick WDHA was a pretty good station then
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:56pm krestina:

Oopsky!
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:57pm P-90:

oatrick321: New York actually; you gotta remember that the key metropolitan NY radio market was part of the area these stations covered.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:57pm John from Florham Park:

@miss g wplj still played some classic stuff not as much as WNEWFM
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:58pm patrick321:

miss g 78-9 PLJ had a moment. Meg Griffin was there I think.
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:58pm miss g:

Marcel are you referring to The Master and Margarita (Russian: Мастер и Маргарита)?
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 9:59pm northguineahills:

@krestina: That's Severnaya Gvineya (Северная Гвинея) to you :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 9:59pm patrick321:

P-90 I understand the coverage but I lived in soho at that time I it was very heard to get wfmu there. I did much better in my car in NJ
  Fri. 3/15/19 9:59pm John from Florham Park:

@patrick meglass deep tracks on xfm satellite radio
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:00pm Marcel M:

@miss G: I'm not sure what you are referring to.. but.. that is one of my favorite books!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:00pm John from Florham Park:

Or should I say meg griffin
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:00pm miss g:

Hi JohnFP and patrick321 -- I worked at night in, what was it, yeah, fall 1979 and I think I listened to Meg Griffin play some sort of (what I would call) decent music on PLJ. . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:01pm Marcel M:

DUDES. 20 Bux for this A CERTAIN RATIO!!! PLEDGEEEEEE
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:01pm miss g:

Marcel, maybe it was Daniel who changed a pledge person's name to Margarita! A friend gave that to me as my name is a form of Margaret. It is a great work of art.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:02pm northguineahills:

I somehow djed the same show as Martin Mascrop (ACR), I had no idea until I showed up (13 years ago).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:03pm Marcel M:

It is an amazing book. I've been thinking of rereading it lately
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:04pm northguineahills:

Ack, I was outside in my garden, and missed Ed Bear, he's and old friend of mine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:04pm krestina:

Topological Lies, by the Eyes, was from 1979
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:04pm miss g:

Marcel, I know someone who did a theater production of The Master and Margarita in the past years or so. I imagine it was fantastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:04pm fleep:

Done and done, bring on the fun.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:06pm miss g:

When I saw A Certain Ration I thought my head would explode. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:07pm miss g:

(clearly my head did explode by the evidence of that typo, A Certain Ratio)
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:09pm Tee Ess:

Hooray Philip Lithman!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:10pm listener 126464:

PIX Penthouse Party
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:10pm melinda:

Daniel I like your child haircut. Special variant of the 70s bowl.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:10pm miss g:

Tee Ess, I'm such an idiot, I did not know what year Snakefinger was born in, and I did not know he was born in London!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:11pm northguineahills:

I forgot how rich 1979 was for debut albums, I can think of a half-dozen + off the top of my head.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:12pm miss g:

THANK YOU listener 126464, I am trying to do too many things at once. How could I not say WPIX?! No offense, WFMU. . .
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:12pm TDK60:

most of the great stuff was happening apart from the charts..
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:12pm patrick321:

I did a bit of web search and it was actually WPIX-102 that had meg griffin in 1979, which I recall as a definite eparture from the prevailing FM playlist.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:13pm northguineahills:

Not related to anything, but Beto O'Rourke just put GBV's "alien lanes" on FB... www.facebook.com...
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:15pm miss g:

Thank you patrick321, I feel brain dead for not saying the right radio station! I remember when program directors were saying "I'd rather be fired than play the Ramones" and recently friends were texting me "did you know the Ramones were in the recent Spiderman movie" so, just shows you. . .all hail to Meg Griffin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:15pm melinda:

If one eats wheat, Montreal bagels are one of the best local things.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:17pm TDK60:

..there'd been some good 1970s smaller commercial rock stations that were "progressive", not obnoxious, they faded by the '80s. WYDD fm in Pittsburgh was one. sites.google.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:17pm listener 126464:

WNYU's New Afternoon Show ruled 4-7 pm-ish weekdays (see efd)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:18pm DouglasInDallas:

Loving the set and back music! 1979 was crazy!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:19pm miss g:

DouglasInDallas you are giving me a seizure! (no probs!) Go Florida! Go TX!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:20pm listener 126464:

i'm putting a piece of masking tape over it
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:20pm northguineahills:

There was a Bulgarian Tsar named Aaron (11th c) , that's close to Russian, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:22pm Marcel M:

Dont forget 20 bux gets you in the running for the the Zaxou Bikaye!!!! PLEDGE!!!!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:23pm JakeGould:

Shout out to the phone roomers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:24pm fleep:

I do have a cassette deck (a Denon), what I don't have is a turntable. Guess it's time to go round and round.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:26pm patrick321:

miss g indeed
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:26pm TDK60:

yes fleep let us proceed round the drummers step by step....
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:28pm P-90:

Vinyl: The Monster That Wouldn’t Die
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:30pm krestina:

Pet Wedding by Monitor, came out in '79, also
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:35pm Daniel Blumin:

Apologies fer the comments sloth - things heating up in heres! But keep 'em comin! And pledge fer freeform!!!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:39pm northguineahills:

darn it fleep, I got rid of 9 turntables in the last four years, I would have gladly given one to you (down to just 3, now).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:41pm Marcel M:

Last chance to get in for the Zazou Bikaye!!!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:42pm bill:

anybody get stuck in traffic going south on NY route 6 today? That was my car on fire
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:42pm Marcel M:

The fuck. Blumin and his good songs. How does he do it?
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:43pm miss g:

bill, that's terrible! The only time my car caught on fire it was spontaneous combustion in a parking lot. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:44pm bill:

miss g what causes that? Nobody I asked could offer an answer
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:45pm TDK60:

'twas edgy for then.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:46pm northguineahills:

bloody feck, bill, I'm hoping it wasn't your car... eeeppp…!!! (ie: a rental), glad you're ok enough to post!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:48pm miss g:

bill, no one ever gave an answer (or, OK, I was 16 and far from home in a group house parking lot. . .) when I went to the car to go home I looked in the window and said "What is all that white stuff" it was fire extinguishers, and my friends called the fire dept. and they said they had been called in the night to put out a fire. . .freaky, right? But I hope they figure out your modern problem! This was the 70s. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:49pm miss g:

Olga, and Sheila B, well, you are quite something Sheila B! Svetlana B! Go!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:49pm Marc15:

I went to high school with a girl named Olga. I went to high school in West Orange, New Jersey
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:49pm P-90:

Yes folks, it’s Flamin’ Car Friday
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:50pm bill:

Thanks NGH! my car, not a rental. Happy to pledge, actuall!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:50pm listener 126464:

way to cause some mayhem
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:51pm bill:

uff da!
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:52pm miss g:

P-90 I have to admit, that this terrible Flaming Car I was in, was my dad's orange pick-up truck, the license plate said "TANSTAAFL" and I had an 8 track player in there where I would play Aerosmith "Rocks". . .so embarrassing. . .
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:52pm northguineahills:

*looks out at the driveway*, well, my car's still not on fire, phew! *watching it like a hawk now*

@bill: glad you're ok, quintiple, phew!

@Daniel and Marcel: will be out for a bit, thanks everyone for pledging for those of us who can't this marathon!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:53pm JakeGould:

Bringing last week’s comment about 1979 to this playlist: 1979 was the year “Apocalypse Now,” “Alien,” “The Jerk,” “The Warriors,” “Breaking Away” and “Being There” all came out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:53pm listener 126464:

Uncle Floyd
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:54pm P-90:

Milos Forman’s movie of the musical “Hair” also came out in 1979. Choreography by Twyla Tharp, whose cred was cresting at that moment.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:54pm TDK60:

'79, 'My Sharona' by the Knack was No. 1.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:55pm miss g:

Oh Daniel, you are admitting like me, (with my orange pick-up in 197_) not only "Dukes of Hazzard" but also "CHiPs!" *L*
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:56pm miss g:

p-90! Twyla Tharp! Reprazent!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 10:57pm JakeGould:

Daniel, me and my parents had no shame picking up useful stuff out of the trash as a kid. I mean, all the stores near me were basically junk stores anyway so why not.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:57pm bill:

Cars and cars and cars drove by while mine was on fire today. I too marveled at the plentitude of the American market. Not to mention the sheriff and fire dept who showed up and took care of business graciously.
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:57pm miss g:

listener 126464 you must have seen the Ramones on Uncle Floyd. . .TDK60, I am not ashamed to say that I own the 45" of "My Sharona" *L*
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:58pm Kat in Chicago:

At least three of my current pieces of furniture were fished out of Chicago alleys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:58pm Tome:

this is Great ! 79 whew what a year ,,,, and a turning point ,, at that time for me too in a good ,, way mostly ... ,. great duo you and Marcel Daniel !
  Fri. 3/15/19 10:59pm miss g:

Kat in Chicago, some of my best times were in Chicago alleys!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 10:59pm listener 126464:

i picked up Get the Knack and More Songs About B & F at a record store stop in June, i think of 79
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:00pm Chop Scott:

Wunderschnaps!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:01pm krestina:

Summer '79 was when I first visited NY
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:03pm rhett:

Nice teamwork talking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:03pm listener 126464:

los microwaves/our daughter's wedding at dirt club
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:05pm TDK60:

..digging the latest futuristic '79 sounds; Now, gotta go dream. Best for the 'Thon..
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:05pm JakeGould:

1979 in music:

• Ozzy was kicked out of Black Sabbath.
• The Who plays their first show after Keith Moon’s death.
• Elton John plays in the U.S.S.R.; first western solo artist.
• Sony’s Walkman goes on sale in Japan.
• Donna Summer’s year of fame was 1979.
• Jello Biafra starts Alternative Tentacles.
• Clash’s first show in the U.S. with Bo Diddley opening.
• U2 records their first indie single.
• Pink Floyd realizes… THE FUCKING WALL MAN!!!
• Iron Maiden signs to EMI.
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:06pm miss g:

Chresti/krestina, did you see any shows? (things were expensive. . .OK not like NOW, ha ha!)
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:07pm miss g:

Oh dear, dancing in the Mudd Club to the Flying Lizards. . .I have to pull out that LP to see if "Russia" is on it. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:07pm P-90:

That “My Sharona” was the big single of 79 exemplifies that idea about the turning point the music biz was at. Also similarly important to note: 1979 was the year The Pretenders arrived!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:08pm krestina:

My family collected abandoned and thrift store furnishings
when we first moved to California
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:10pm Marcel M:

$20 to get in for the SOLID SPACE... its like, one of those records you are supposed to own, or whatever.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:10pm JakeGould:

Also, one of my favorite neighbor was this woman who lived in a bungalow shack filled to the brim with rescued discarded crap. Nice looking place. Never went in it. Sometimes she would run back into her shack when me and my mom came by and would give me some simple toy—ball or similar—she rescued from a landfill.
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:10pm miss g:

P-90 re: "My Sharona" -- I have to wonder. . .I mean, weren't the charts then, kind of. . a lie? I was always dubious. (I almost said "remember the conspiracy theory that The Knack was The Beatles, but that was Klaatu. . .) and YES for The Pretenders!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:13pm krestina:

miss g- we saw Woody Allen at Max's (I think that was the name) I was with my then in-laws
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:13pm JakeGould:

Does Snap’s “I’ve Got the Power” count as a Russian song? That intro. You know.
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:15pm miss g:

re: This Heat -- a friend referenced a recent interview with the surviving members in National Sawdust, but I can't find the link, sorry. . .
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:16pm P-90:

miss g: no, My Sharona was not a “false hit”. Everybody loved it because it’s damn good. But more to the point: it had that “unpretentious”, “back to rock n roll roots” quality that was a guiding aesthetic in the New Wave/Punk/etc trend of that time. It was very influential on bands that were coming up, looking for their first representation and record deals in that period.
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:17pm JakeGould:

@MissG: You mean this piece by WFMU DJ Kurt Gottschalk? nationalsawdust.org...
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:17pm JakeGould:

@MissG: You mean this piece by WFMU DJ Kurt Gottschalk? nationalsawdust.org...
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:17pm miss g:

Daniel, you are reminding me of this darling movie I saw in the past year, it is called (from 1940) "The Foundling" ("Podkidysh:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:20pm krestina:

Were you allowed to dance in ussr?@ DB
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:21pm miss g:

*L* Yes, Jake Gould, so embarrassed, yes, it is by a WFMU DJ, that link you gave, thanks! (the person was from Italy and so I didn't put it all together.) P-90, "My Sharona" sure, I dig that, as I say, I bought it, I loved that record, even if friends turned up their noses at me. <G>
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:23pm miss g:

krestina, great! I spent many a time at Max's! Daniel, did you see the greatest animation of all time (OK, just my favorite) "The Mitten" "Варежка" by Roman Kachano?
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:24pm JakeGould:

@Krestina: “Dancing in the Soviet Union was probably one of a few officially permitted types of entertainment.” And this… “Each dancing event required an official title explaining the reason why people were dancing there. The explanation should have reflected the latest guidelines from the Central Committee of the Communist Party, or the latest speech of General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev, or some kind of a slogan about benefitting Soviet people’s health.” www.rbth.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:29pm krestina:

Haha!? Thanks@Jake
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:30pm krestina:

I'm glad Marcel is here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:36pm krestina:

This is so very outstanding
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:37pm krestina:

@Bastien
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:37pm fleep:

Star for the Bastien
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:40pm fleep:

Who likes brass stings? We do!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:41pm JakeGould:

Garnd Prize!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:43pm Marcel M:

we are 95% of the goal you guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:43pm Marcel M:

Someone be the hero!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:45pm Marcel M:

Make a subscription to your own fucking paradise. PLEDGE
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:46pm miss g:

We Can Be Heroes! Just For One Day! Pledge!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:47pm JakeGould:

Don’t be anti if you can’t be pro!
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:51pm Undead83:

Here I am guys, great show, Erik S. ^^
Avatar Fri. 3/15/19 11:51pm JakeGould:

Devonchka
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:52pm Devon E. Levins:

благодарю вас!
  Fri. 3/15/19 11:56pm miss g:

This track by Natalya Beylis is astounding. . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:57pm Marcel M:

shit is 96 % guys the fuck
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I tossed in a morsel of a pledge.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:58pm krestina:

Thanks Daniil-1oo%!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:58pm Daniel Blumin:

136 dollars to go, peoples!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:59pm Marcel M:

dudes...the fuck. pledge. this guitar is FAST
Avatar Swag For Life Member Fri. 3/15/19 11:59pm Heavy Chevy:

ken sugai emptied me of all my rubles tonight wow xX
  Sat. 3/16/19 12:02am miss g:

Congrats Jeff Studio City! Congrats (mom) no, Michael, Douglas with the seizure image! good!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/16/19 12:03am fleep:

Super duper, gents, thanks for everything
  Sat. 3/16/19 12:03am P-90:

DasviDaniel!
  Sat. 3/16/19 12:03am O. Ron Cubbard:

‘79 .. what a year. “half machine lip moves” came out ... and the nurse with wound first album.
  Sat. 3/16/19 12:05am P-90:

1979: ZuZu jeans introduced
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/16/19 3:55am Daniel Blumin:

Massive thank yous to the live on-air pledgers and the pre-show pledgers! You came through once again and we hit our goal fer the night! Holy mackerel! Keep pledging so we smash the station goal, peoples! Tanks to Marcel M fer co-hosting, John Godbert for the fantastic Your Song, My Foot Vol. III drawing and all the lovely artists contributing tracks!!! All hail!
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