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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Hailu Mergia  Yewedeke Abeba   Options Yewedeke Abeba  Hailu Mergia  1998   
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Morton Subotnick  Sidewinder (Part II)   Options Sidewinder  CBS Masterworks  1971   
0:16:34 (Pop‑up)
Sven Torstenson  Soft Hallucinations   Options Drugs  Sonoton  1980  Library 
0:35:46 (Pop‑up)
Georges Rodi  Morning Song   Options Electronic Sounds  Mondiophone / Crea Sound  1974  Library 
0:37:27 (Pop‑up)
The Mystic Moods Orchestra  La Golondrina / Queretaro-Tula Fast Freight   Options Mexican Trip  Philips  1967   
0:40:45 (Pop‑up)
Esther Rolle  Bridge To A New Age   Options The Garden Of My Mind  Savoy  1975   
0:46:47 (Pop‑up)
Mongo Santamaria  Jamaican Sunrise   Options Red Hot  Columbia / Tappan Zee  1979   
0:49:26 (Pop‑up)
Stereolab & Brigitte Fontaine  Calimero   Options Electrically Possessed [Switched On Vol. 4]  Duophonic Ultra High Frequency Disks / Warp  1999/2021   
1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  Come Back   Options Connections & Disconnections  LAX  1981   
1:08:19 (Pop‑up)
Motown Magic Disco Machine  Bend a Little   Options Motown Magic Disco Machine Vol. II  Motown  1976   
1:13:09 (Pop‑up)
Stevie Wonder  Tuesday Heartbreak   Options Talking Book  Tamla Motown  1973   
1:24:41 (Pop‑up)
Millie Jackson  Hypocrisy   Options It Hurts So Good  Spring  1973   
1:27:30 (Pop‑up)
Marvin Gaye  "T" Plays It Cool   Options Trouble Man  Tamla  1972  Soundtrack 
1:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Edwin Starr  Runnin' / Jennifer's Love Theme / Airport Chase   Options Hell Up In Harlem  Motown  1974  Soundtrack 
1:34:11 (Pop‑up)
Jimmy Smith  Give Up The Booty   Options Sit On It!  Mercury  1977   
1:46:27 (Pop‑up)
Funkadelic  No Compute (alias Spit Don't Make No Babies)   Options Cosmic Slop  Westbound  1973   
1:54:29 (Pop‑up)
The Mothers of Invention  Let's Make The Water Turn Black   Options We're Only In It For The Money  Verve  1968   
1:57:27 (Pop‑up)
Fred Weinberg  Animosity   Options The Weinberg Method Of Non-Synthetic Electronic Rock  Anvil  1970   
1:59:20 (Pop‑up)
Hap Palmer  Motorcycle Racer   Options Pretend  Activity  1975   
2:02:30 (Pop‑up)
The Bob Crewe Generation Orchestra  The Black Queen's Beads / Dead Duck / The Pill   Options Barbarella  Dynovoice  1968   
2:04:00 (Pop‑up)
The Constant Sound  Avalon   Options The Constant Sound  Lysergic Sound Distributors  1968/2020   
2:08:21 (Pop‑up)
Rajput & The Sepoy Mutiny  Flower Power   Options Flower Power Sitar  Design  1968   
2:25:06 (Pop‑up)
Takeshi Terauchi and The Bunnys  Sabre Dance   Options レッツ・ゴー「運命」 = Let's Go Classics  King  1967   
2:27:06 (Pop‑up)
Pérez Prado and His Orchestra  Sabra - Twist   Options Now! Twist Goes Latin  RCA Victor  1962   
2:29:50 (Pop‑up)
Sabah  Hully Gully   Options The Groovy Sounds of 1970s Lebanon  Cedarphon  1964  Compilation 
2:32:41 (Pop‑up)
The 5th Dimension  Sunshine of Your Love   Options The Age of Aquarius  Soul City  1969   
2:35:03 (Pop‑up)
Chorus Reverendus  Dans son euphorie   Options Ultra Chicks Volume 1: Filles in the Garage  Ultra Chicks  1967   
2:38:02 (Pop‑up)
Ihsan Al-Munzer  Rasputin   Options Disco Belly Dance Volume 2  Voice of Stars  1979   
2:47:58 (Pop‑up)
Christian Di-Maccio  Wow   Options Joue nos poètes  Di-Maccio  1977   
2:52:55 (Pop‑up)
Ihsan Al-Munzer  A New Candle   Options Belly Dance Disco  Voix de L’Orient  1979   
2:56:01 (Pop‑up)
Doug Shipton  Infinite Dimensions #1   Options Beskrajne Dimenzije  Finders Keepers  2018  A cassette mix of tunes from former Yugoslavia 
3:06:56 (Pop‑up)
Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five  It's Nasty (Genius of Love)   Options 12"  Sugar Hill  1982   
3:32:17 (Pop‑up)
Rap To The Wise with Kurtis Blow and Sheila Hutchinson  Stop! (Sexuality)   Options Rap To The Wise!  Ethnic Communications Outlet  1985  Public Service Announcements 
3:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Mr. T (with Afrika Islam on the scratch)  Poppin' and Breakin'   Options Be Somebody (Or Be Somebody's Fool)  MCA  1984   
3:41:18 (Pop‑up)
Rap To The Wise with Kurtis Blow and Sheila Hutchinson  Sexteen (Sexuality)   Options Rap To The Wise!  Ethnic Communications Outlet  1985  Public Service Announcements 
3:44:54 (Pop‑up)
The Egyptian Lover  And My Beat Goes Boom   Options 12"  Freak Beat  1984   
3:48:04 (Pop‑up)

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Avatar 11:03am solo mon:

Elllllo hay?
  11:04am chresti in tennis booth:

HI Otis and solo mon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am ARB:

I brought my 4 stomachs
Avatar 11:05am solo mon:

Hi ARB hi Chresti! I don’t notice any Otis?
  11:05am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

Top O the morning Otis, Chresti, Solo, ARB!
Avatar 11:06am solo mon:

Cud you be any more prepared, ARB?
  11:06am chresti in tennis booth:

, Also, ARB!
Avatar 11:06am Feldpausch:

Hiya gang!
Avatar 11:06am solo mon:

  11:07am chresti in tennis booth:

And Feld and Benito!
Avatar 11:07am solo mon:

DJ BPP! Feldpausch!
Avatar 11:07am Feldpausch:

A bird in the hand is always greener than the grass under your neighbor's bushes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Rich in Washington:

I worked for the Twenty Four Solids Corp. Worst job in my life. Had to wear a polo.
Avatar 11:08am Feldpausch:

ARB! Chresti! Pickle-Pimp! Rich! SOOOOLLLLOOOOOOO!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Otis Fodder:

Bottom of the morning all. Just rolled out of bed. Off to make coffee while we enjoy some Hailu.
Avatar 11:09am solo mon:

I feel like this intro might be offensive for to the other robot djs on Sheenas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Krys O.:

Avatar 11:10am Sonderangebot:

Good morning Otis and Sheena people!
  11:10am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

I knew the kid whose dad owned Twenty Four Solids Corp. The dad, would make that kid get down in the bottom, he'd have on a hazmat zuit suit of course and be tripping balls inside his mask from lack of oxygen. It was a small price to pay for $1.50 an hour in those days.
Avatar 11:16am solo mon:

Avatar 11:16am solo mon:

“Otis making coffee music.”
Avatar 11:19am Sonderangebot:

Hi Solo, you have that right. :)
Avatar 11:22am solo mon:

Morton S aka mr Joan Labarbra
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am ARB:

I like my solids like I like my eggs, runny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Franco Twinkie:

I like runny eggs too!
Avatar 11:22am solo mon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Franco Twinkie:

Hey Otis! I should be reading insurance quotes right now, but I just can't....yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Webhamster Henry:

Hi Friendlies! I usually have a zoom now but it's cancelled.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Rich in Washington:

We had most of the robot DJs sent out for calibration and re-certification. RIght now we just have one robot DJ plugging the gaps in the schedule until we get them back. I know you've all seen the memo about NOT riding the robots to your shows. The newer ones can't take the additional weight. That's what the catwalks are for.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Webhamster Henry:

Looks lke I missed a Melodica track though. I'm not JUST about autoharps, y'know. Also: melodicas.
  11:31am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

I'm playing a melodica while playing an autoharp right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Webhamster Henry:

@DJBenito I knew a kid who had the most surreal summer job: going into supertankers and scraping down the inside of the tanks suspended by ropes or something.
Avatar 11:32am StringOFperils:

Good morning cat dungeon.
  11:32am chresti in tennis booth:

Rich, I like my job but I hate the polo shirt. It's made out of some cheap-ass cotton/poly blend that feels like it has burlap in it.
Avatar 11:33am StringOFperils:

Nice stale-Letraset rollover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Webhamster Henry:

CBS was kind of adventurous back then. They figured, post Switched On Bach, anything with a Moog on the cover has got to sell!
  11:33am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

@Webham haha! I was thinking of a real kid I knew and that's exactly what his dad would make him doo doo. I just kept thinking I'm lucky that's not my dad.
  11:34am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

@webham I can still hear his dad screaming at him to push the solids to the middle.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Webhamster Henry:

@DJBenito I'm just curious about how it was acoustically, listened to under the influence of gas fumes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am ARB:

Nice view!
Avatar 11:39am solo mon:

Did someone say lovely dumpster?!?
Avatar 11:40am StringOFperils:

Lovely Dumpster sat on a wall, Lovely Dumpster had a great fall, but Lovely Dumpster's spring was considerably better.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am ARB:

I lived in a heatless tube in Minnesota but I paid $60/mo
Avatar 11:41am solo mon:

“This is fine.”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am ARB:

There was no electricity either, it was the unfinished crawl space behind the attic
  11:42am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

I am getting my first covid shot today
Avatar 11:43am Sonderangebot:

String it's more my inability to perfectly scratch letraset on a piece of paper. I used my nails or a pen cover but should have used my AMEX gold card.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Webhamster Henry:

Give this show an Otis-friendly video component by checking out these Montreal webcams: wxyzwebcams.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Franco Twinkie:

I'm loosing my space where I keep all my tools, and with it my dumpster.
Avatar 11:44am solo mon:

24 solids with soft hallucinations
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Webhamster Henry:

@Sonderangebot I have a lot of dried out Letraset that I'd like to revive! The thing is to get it to that state where it transfers with characteristic rips and flakes.
Avatar 11:45am Sem:

HellOtis, all.
  11:45am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

^can't we print our own at this point?
  11:46am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

i guess it wouldn't be pre-cut
Avatar 11:46am Sonderangebot:

Henry it also was my first time doing it, except maybe once as a kid. MB It's more fun to use rare european fonts, though! :)
Avatar 11:46am Sem:

Bless me, Fodder, for I have sinned.
Avatar 11:47am StringOFperils:

I still have a Letraset burnishing tool or two around here somewhere, Sondy. If we ever cross paths, you can have one. I spent a lot of money on Letraset during the dumpster years when I should have spent it on food and accepted the fact that my interest in being a graphic designer was circling the toilet bowl....guess that was after I hacked the plumbing system in the bsmt. and put in that toilet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Webhamster Henry:

If the choice is graphic design or plumbing, you know which one is going to pay the bills!
Avatar 11:49am StringOFperils:

And there's less **** to deal with as a plumber.
  11:49am chresti in tennis booth:

The first time I went to Monaco in 80, most of the signage looked like that, Sonder.
Avatar 11:50am Sem:

NIcely put, SoP.
Avatar 11:50am StringOFperils:

I DO advocate graphic design on its own terms, however. Just not whoring it out.
Avatar 11:51am Sonderangebot:

Haha I just started to take graphic design classes because they are pretty much free here and they give me a free adobe license. SOp there's nothing like carrying vintage equipment on intercity public transportation!
Avatar 11:51am StringOFperils:

I'm damn near completely unemployable at this point.
Avatar 11:54am Sonderangebot:

SOp the capitalist needs of workers shifts so fast anyway, no one can tell if they job will be needed in the future unless you're a doctor or maybe a mechanic and even then... Mark Hurst interviewed a very interesting person yesterday on Techtonic on that subject.
  11:54am DJ Benito Pickle-Pimp:

I gots to go do my side-gig pinball money job - have a great time making radio Sheena DJs/Listeners
Avatar 11:55am Sonderangebot:

alright MB hope all goes well with your shot
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Rich in Washington:

I am glad Esther Rolle has a garden in her mind to seek refuge from dealing with that rascal J.J.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Otis Fodder:

Ha, Rich! Florida is Dyn-o-mite!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Otis Fodder:

Thanks MB, see ya!!
Avatar 11:59am StringOFperils:

Well, that's great Sondy! Graphic design has a rich history, and it's incredibly powerful, speaking of 'persuasion'. I still feel somewhat motivated to use it again, to turn it back on itself and its predatory masters. There is so much out there now that really needs to be completely undermined. I listened to Tectonic yesterday; I was there.
Avatar 11:59am Sonderangebot:

I'm pretty sure these peppers are not very high on the scoville scale!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Otis Fodder:

Hi Sem, see you up there and everyone else joining in today. Off to a little late start but firmly seated and feeling alive.
Avatar 12:04pm StringOFperils:

Very FANIA lp cover.
Avatar 12:04pm Sonderangebot:

SOp I thought it was great, but again I am a fan of Illich, L. Mumford. Last night I couldn't sleep and I though about Jane Jacobs. All this COVID exile to the suburbs does not bode well for the future of cities. Time to exile to the garden of my mind!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Franco Twinkie:

Oh yes, record stores - coming right up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Rich in Washington:

Isn't 'christian puppet' redundant?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Franco Twinkie:

Picking up crap. How does one NOT pick up crap?
Avatar 12:10pm Feldpausch:

Franco, you can simply "straighten" your crap. Just make things line up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Rich in Washington:

been listening to lots of Stereolab again lately.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Otis Fodder:

Record Stores, yea! Franco, just read Amoeba is opening up again.
Avatar 12:13pm StringOFperils:

Cities, transportation-based culture, traditional families, central monolithic social-policy making, binary social models, and non-local/non-self-reliant shopping-based capitalism as pseudo identity/community...it's all over. It IS time to find an inner spirituality of the mind, and this very form of DADA in play here is just such a strategy. All doors are open. Try to avoid the truncheons. Be loving. ......"Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything"__Alexander Hamilton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Franco Twinkie:

The Jimmy Smith record that I got in before times that I would never get rid of is The Sound Of Jimmy Smith. It's the one that has what looks like an electro magnetic lawn sprinkler on the cover. If ever there was a record who's cover accurately hinted at what was inside, this is it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Rich in Washington:

Music Millennium in Portland has been open for some time, with a strict limit on how many people can browse the (large) store and how long they can be there (I think).
I think many Portland record stores are open but are also encouraging online purchasing and curbside pickup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Krys O.:

I live in a suburban New Jersey town that has seen an influx of people who moved from NYC. Landlords are jacking up the rent because of market rates. NYC emigres are finding rent cheaper in my town, but everyone who has lived here for at least the past 10-12 years is having trouble finding affordable apartments. Back in the early Twenty-Teens, places like Hudson, NY and environs were having that happen. Never would have expected it to happen to sleepy Bloomfield.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm ARB:

While I'm here in central LA waiting for rent to dip below 4k/mo....praying for people to leave
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Krys O.:

BTW-Bloomfield used to have a great record store or two that I would shop in while a student at nearby Upsala College in East Orange. No record stores anymore. There was a book store in Montclair that had used LPs, but I didn't see it last time I walked by there a month or so ago.
Avatar 12:21pm StringOFperils:

@Krys O. > The same applies to Toronto and its environs, to the tune of probably about a 500 mile radius. 'Cheap and affordable' seems like a fading memory of the 1970s to me now.
Avatar 12:21pm Sonderangebot:

it surely interesting to see this phenomena happening at this speed... I wonder how it will be like in a year or two. Taking notes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Franco Twinkie:

Otis, Amoeba in Hollywood is in a now in a downsized location. Megameba is something of the past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Krys O.:

Ah, just checked and Montclair Book Center still has used vinyl and discs.
Avatar 12:23pm Mr Fab:

Franco, has Amoeba reopened?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Krys O.:

Here's the webpage of said Montclair Book Center: www.montclairbookcenter.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Otis Fodder:

Oh wow Franco, have not stepped inside Amoeba (LA) since I was there in 2006. Looking forward to getting back in time and see a bunch of folks and eat food and walk about.

Hi Krys!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Franco Twinkie:

Not yet. Rick Potts keeps me updated.
Avatar 12:24pm Sonderangebot:

Krys that looks like a neat store.
Avatar 12:26pm StringOFperils:

I miss Sam The Record Man here. Kinda like Amoeba, back in the day. Not that I'm taking on any more cargo...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Franco Twinkie:

Otis, even though I live in L.A, it's the San Francisco store I throw away most of my money.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

The new Amoeba on Hollywood Blvd is due to open April 1.
Avatar 12:27pm Feldpausch:

I can't wait to get that Stereolab release
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Hi Hopey!
Avatar 12:28pm Feldpausch:

Franco, same here I love the SF Amoeba
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Hi, Franco! Coincidentally, I received a Amoeba email this morning with the opening date.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Krys O.:

Hey, Otis and Sonderangebot! Yes, the Montclair Book Center has been around since at least the 1980s. I used to pop in and buy a book to read while doing my laundry around the corner back when I lived in Montclair. That laundromat is long gone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Franco Twinkie:

The last time I was in the San Francisco Amoeba, I ran into an old friend who I hadn't seen in awhile. He hadn't seen me in a while and exclaimed Jerry Garcia! because I've gotten so fat and hairy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm ARB:

Last time I was at SF Amoeba I bought 10 copies of Kool Keith's Matthew on cassette and sadly I don't have any of them left.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I haven't been to the SF Amoeba store since May 2018. I know I bought a bunch of LPs, but I can't remember which ones. We got a lot of stuff at little local shops along the coast on the drive home as well.
  12:35pm zzzm:

do you know who's sax on this? he's all over the place ion the bowie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Krys O.:

I worked at Crazy Eddie's Records & Tapes in the mid-80s. We had video rental too. In the 90s I worked at a laser disc distributor. I know from archaic media.

BTW-I just upgraded my amp at home so I can set up my Pyle double-cassette deck and listen to tapes in a addition to my vinyl. The cassette deck and my turntable both have USB outputs. My 'system' is on the cheap and would make audiophiles blanch.
  12:37pm zzzm:

oh it was d. sanbirn
  12:39pm zzzm:

csstt should be played back by mono speaker walkman or cheapo car audio, imo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Franco Twinkie:

One of my rituals at SF Amoeba is get a bag of stuff and take over to Escape From New York, get I slice of pesto/potato pizza and admire my loot. One night Chresti, our friend Jackson and myself were doing exactly that when Jackson, who was facing the widow got this look on this face and exclaimed "There's a woman peeing in the street!" I turned around and sure enough this woman had her pants down in
between two parked cars across the street. She waved at me with a big smile on her face.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Rich in Washington:

I think there's this record store heaven we get to go to when we die. I miss Tower Records, DJ's Sound City (the first place I ever saw real live, gen-u-ine Punk Rock records), Django Records, etc.
May the $5.99 cutout bin overflow!
Avatar 12:50pm Mr Fab:

Record store heaven, ha! I actually made a list of every record store in LA I'd been to in in life, most of which are now gone, of course. I included even ones whose names I couldn't remember - I'd just say "think it was on Glendale Blvd & Broadway" stuff like that. It is a long list.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I miss Tower Records so much. In high school I used to hang out at my local one evenings and weekends browsing and reading books/magazines.
Avatar 12:52pm Mr Fab:

Hey, Hopey, I had a friend who worked there, so I got in on the behind-the-scenes life at Tower. I'd hang out in back, they'd let me take promos, posters, etc. Good times...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Rich in Washington:

there was one particular clerk at our nearest Tower who would scrawl 'Recommended!' on certain albums and my brother and I knew we could rely on his 'review'. I only met him once. I was at checkout and he said 'Oh. You don't want this record! Go back and get "___" instead!'.
Decades later, I learned he was fellow KBOO DJ Brandon of the long running show Drinking From Puddles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Franco Twinkie:

Avatar 1:02pm solo mon:

I will miss Sheenas, JR.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:02pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

What about Roma Wines?
Avatar 1:02pm solo mon:

Hope I still have a job.
Avatar 1:02pm Sonderangebot:

Of course, you should have heard Otis on the phone last night Franco, he was devastated.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Otis Fodder:

Sondy, could you pass me another tissue.
Avatar 1:03pm Sonderangebot:

Artists have been known to sell out before, Solo...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:03pm Franco Twinkie:

Is this more of your fuckery? I never know when I'm getting smoked by you.
Avatar 1:04pm solo mon:

It’s just a rumor, you guys. Stop scaring people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:04pm ARB:

Maybe I shouldn't have revealed my true self on the air, this is all my fault.
Avatar 1:05pm Sonderangebot:

Oh, I mean, what is that "new job" that Mr. Fab has, right????? If not with some corporate people...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

So cool, Mr. Fab! The dream was always to work at a Tower. Instead the best I could do was to get a stock room job at a Wherehouse in Venice when I first moved to LA in 1988.
Avatar 1:05pm solo mon:

Selling out = artistic prolapse
Avatar 1:07pm solo mon:

ARB you should see the bill I got this morning for saying “fuck” too many times on the torch. Gotta fill up the swear jar.
Avatar 1:07pm solo mon:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:09pm Krys O.:

The late WFMU dj, Wm Berger worked at SF Amoeba.
Avatar 1:09pm StringOFperils:

Fwd. to the Estate of Jean Shaw, deceased.
Avatar 1:10pm Sonderangebot:

Jean Shaw is NOT dead, she is living in C + L's 4th basement den.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm Franco Twinkie:

Let's Make The Water Turn Black, my introduction to The Mothers Of Invention. Some bikers who lived down the street had an Ampex four- track of that they would play in their panel truck with the doors open wide open.
Avatar 1:10pm StringOFperils:

Not dead?! Well, she sure is ripe!
Avatar 1:13pm solo mon:

Jeans not dead she just takes 2 month long naps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm Franco Twinkie:

Well, if Sheena's gets sold I'll probably get a lot more work done.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Krys O.:

Sheena's for Sale (sung to the tune of Cole Porter's Love for Sale)
Avatar 1:19pm StringOFperils:

Ralph Spoilsport's Going Out of Body Sale
Avatar 1:23pm StringOFperils:

Crippled Dick. Can't beat that.
Avatar 1:25pm shangri-lounge:

*as everyone hurriedly looks at one another*
Avatar 1:25pm StringOFperils:

You're just threatening to cut our heroin with Sweet n Low.
Avatar 1:27pm Sonderangebot:

I am an employee!!!! HA!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:27pm Franco Twinkie:

Otis, I had my first New York moment in 1984. Of course, I thought - I could live here. That persisted for a few years until one afternoon I was walking down Canal Street and I thought 'Am I out of my fucking mind!?!'
Avatar 1:28pm StringOFperils:

Ahhh....but Pearl Paints.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm ARB:

A Sirius type of show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

Everyday I count myself as lucky I have a steady job with health benefits. Sadly, as an American that is not guaranteed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Franco Twinkie:

Yes, Pearl Paint! Three stories of lust!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:32pm Webhamster Henry:

There are two vinyl sellin' stores crawling distance from here, and more in the local cafe/used stuff store's basement. One of them is run by WFMU fan /musician Doug Wygal.
Avatar 1:34pm StringOFperils:

The Individuals! I still have their initial lp
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm Franco Twinkie:

Otis, I realized I would have get a real job if I wanted to live in New York squalor, and that to me was a totally unacceptable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36pm Otis Fodder:

Same reason I never made the move to NYC. I was offered a very good job for a very good radio station 14 years ago but passed on it and stayed in Canada. But I can picture myself in Manhattan proper. Maybe one day.
Avatar 1:38pm Sonderangebot:

New York is so close we can visit several times a year anyways.
Avatar 1:38pm StringOFperils:

Manhattan isn't what it was when it was broke and dangerous. I loved it then, when Alphabet City still looked like Ratso Rizzo lived there, when it still looked like John Cassavetes 'Gloria' New York.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:38pm Otis Fodder:

Part of me NEVER wants to move again. The boxing of records is a journey!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:39pm Otis Fodder:

I'll stick to the train to NYC. I really cannot wait but patient, dreaming of food and walks and talks with friends.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:41pm ARB:

Happy Newroz Otis and Friends!
Avatar 1:41pm Sonderangebot:

Thanks to Instagram, the differences between cities are just fading away! Isn't it marvelous! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:43pm Krys O.:

I've been at my current job for 23 years.

BTW-I recently watched two films that had fabulous exterior scenes shot in Manhattan, in particular the Times Square area: Fleshpot on 42nd Street and Something Wild (1961) both were shown on TCM. I was drooling at the long gone storefronts and sleaze that I miss. I loathe the Disneyfication of Manhattan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:44pm Otis Fodder:

Note... my first visit in NYC in 2001 also included hanging out with Krys O!!!!! Fond memories of that visit ol' friend.
Avatar 1:44pm Sonderangebot:

Wow Krys, that looks great, I realize it's already on my Letterboxd watchlist. I have the same feeling with Paris in the 1950s-1960s - when I watch old movies, I just SWOON, I can't help it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:45pm Otis Fodder:

23 years. Fnord.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:46pm Franco Twinkie:

Otis, in 1985 I worked on a friends studio on 10th Street, and trying to be a carpenter without a truck in NYC was such a revolting experience that it got the grunge/glamor crap out of my eyes fast. Right after that, I got on the Hollywood gravy train and rode it for 30 years. That would NEVER have happened in New York.
Avatar 1:46pm StringOFperils:

The longest I ever made it was 10 years. Not including the two years of therapy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:49pm Krys O.:

Indeed, Otis! Running into you at the WFMU Record Fair was like a dream of another world....
Avatar 1:52pm Sonderangebot:

ARB I'm sorry I missed your show yesterday, I will go in the archives.
Avatar 1:54pm solo mon:

I remember my cousins taking me to Times Square in 1985 ish and those sleazy images will never be erased from my mind! So amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03pm Franco Twinkie:

Times Square was heaven on earth. Me and a friend went to see Lust In The Dust in a filthy movie theater on 42nd St. It was so was so smoky inside, you could hardly see the screen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Webhamster Henry:

Well we have a new musical birthday tributes theme song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Rich in Washington:

The Middle East is where they invented Arabic numeral birthday candles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm Franco Twinkie:

Another friend lived on 49th and 9th. Going to his place was like walking through the 7th circle of drug hell. 'Smoke and Coke, smoke and coke, I got co-caaaain!' Very musical, kind of like a demented ice cream truck.
Avatar 2:09pm StringOFperils:

Not just the sleaze either. Fantastic old kosher delis and cafeterias, the three card monte hustlers and the pickpockets and the shills, the taste of air pollution, the smell of bagels and pretzels with mustard. One time at Broadway and 34th I think, there was a beat up squad car waiting at the lights to go eastbound, and this totally wrecked old drunk staggered out into traffic and just folded at the waist over the back fender of the cop car, and then crab-like groped his way along the side of it, past the obese corrupt looking NYPD officer on the passenger side, and onward until he reached the front wheel-well where he finally succumbed and slowly slid like a slimy rag down the side of the car into a pile at the side of the tire. The greasy long black hair hanging limply out of the officers police hat impressed me greatly, but not as much as the complete 'who fucking cares' nonchalance of both officers as they barely registered the sad case and ignored his sorry ass completely as the light changed and NYPD's finest peeled off the their destiny, leaving the citizen in the piss-soaked gutter. Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm Webhamster Henry:

I used to live in Chelsea when it was still a bunch of empty 19th century department stores and photo studios and used bookstores.14th st was the discount shopper paradise.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:12pm Franco Twinkie:

SoP, THAT is a New York moment. Excellent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:14pm Franco Twinkie:

14th Street! I remember the only Mexican grocery store in NYC was on 14th. What a sorry pile of garbage that was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Rich in Former Washington:

I'm a-scared to play cassettes live on my shows. My current tape deck is not 100% reliable for that kind of action but fine for ripping things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Otis Fodder:

Knocked 3 times on wood here. My Optimus Radio Shack double deck from 1998-ish is still working perfectly. Model SCT-49
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:24pm Franco Twinkie:

Right now, I'm going to go outside in my pajamas and squeeze some orange juice in MY front yard. Could that have ever happened to a slacker like myself in NYC? Not a fucking chance.
Avatar 2:27pm Mr Fab:

49th and 9th? I used to stay with my aunts and family at e. 56th st. Once when i noticed i was at the intersection of 53rd and 3rd, Ramones fan that I am, I took out my instamatic to snap a pic of the street signs.

Years later, i worked for a LA law firm whose NY satellite office address said "53rd & Third." Wonder if anyone working there knew that area's storied past?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28pm Rich in Former Washington:

I left to go deliver something and left my door open and my coworker across the hall sends her compliments on this set, Otis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:29pm Otis Fodder:

Nice, thanks Rich. Give it up for Doug Shipton and this Mixtape! I have a couple of Doug's mixes on tape, all incredibly fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm joe:

'ello folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34pm Threemoons:

Greets all. Trying to resist the urge to ditch work and go back to sleep; these tunes are perking me up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37pm Rich in Former Washington:

This tape is swingin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:42pm Krys O.:

@Franco Twinkie: When I lived on East 9th between 1st and A in the mid-80s, the corner serenade was Sense, Sense, Sense, Sense. One of the last times I was in that old neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park was filled with mothers pushing baby carriages and that was 20 years ago or so.

One of my sisters lived in Park Slope back in the early 80s and I would go visit her while I was going to college in NJ. Walking to her place from the subway felt sketchy even during daylight, in fact, she was mugged when I was with her on a bright Saturday afternoon. I had to go with her to look at mugshots.
Avatar 2:44pm Mr Fab:

So...Sugar Hill credited the Tom Tom Club, but refused to credit Liquid Liquid for "White Lines," forcing 99 Records into a 5-year legal battle that ended with 99 closing shop and Sugar Hill declaring bankruptcy. Huh. Sugar Hills' Robinsons were both visionaries and inept crooks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm joe:

I've heard a lot of crazy stuff about Sugar Hill over the years. Has anybody done a good book on the label?
Avatar 2:48pm Mr Fab:

a doc film seems a natural, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:53pm Franco Twinkie:

Kris, haha three wheeled execu-strollers no doubt. I use to sit in Tomkins Square by the monkey bars and watch the junkies scratch. Ah, the good old days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Rich in Former Washington:

Kurtis blew it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Krys O.:

Thanks, Otis & all! Cheers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Rich in Former Washington:

Thanks, Otis! Fun show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Threemoons:

Thank you!
Avatar 2:59pm solo mon:

Thanks otisgyptian luvver!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59pm Franco Twinkie:

I live in L.A. Rifamos aqui. Soy puro West side.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Franco Twinkie:

Thanks Otis - even though you yank my chain.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Otis Fodder:

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