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Options May 29, 2021: Back In The Jersey City Groove

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Equals  Diversion   Options   President    45  I'm back Jersey City!     
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers  I Need To Know   Options You're Gonna Get It!  Shelter    LP      0:03:18 (Pop‑up)
The Len Price 3  Weekend Hippies   Options   The Strood Recording Co.  2021  EP    *   0:05:24 (Pop‑up)
O.C. Rippers  Do The Whip   Options Wasteland Blues  Thirsty Mutant  2021  CD  As in Ocean County, New Jersey!  *   0:08:21 (Pop‑up)
Devo  Girl U Want   Options Freedom Of Choice  Warner Bros.    LP      0:09:59 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Farmer John   Options Way Down In The Rust Bucket  Reprise  2021  LP box set    *   0:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band  Zig Zag Wanderer   Options Safe As Milk  Buddha/BMG    CD      0:19:13 (Pop‑up)
CIVIC  Just A Fix   Options Future Forecast  Flightless  2021  LP    *   0:21:42 (Pop‑up)
Liquor Store  We Buy The Gold   Options   Almost Ready Records  2021  45    *   0:24:09 (Pop‑up)
Tykes  Green Suzy   Options   Philips (Holland)    45      0:28:58 (Pop‑up)
 
Reigning Sound  You Don't Know What You're Missing   Options A Little More Time With Reigning Sound  Merge  2021  LP    *   0:36:03 (Pop‑up)
Cool Ghouls  Smoke & Fire   Options At George's Zoo  Empty Cellar  2021  LP    *   0:38:42 (Pop‑up)
The Byrds  Get To You   Options The Notorious Byrd Brothers  Columbia    LP  featuring recent former guest Chris Hillman    0:41:33 (Pop‑up)
The 13th Hour Glass  Indecision (Do I Have To Come Right Out & Say)   Options   Format    45  Buffalo Springfield Cover    0:44:12 (Pop‑up)
Chrissie Hynde  You're A Big Girl Now   Options Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan  BMG Rights Management  2021  MP3    *   0:47:02 (Pop‑up)
Nico  Somewhere There's A Feather   Options Chelsea Girl  Verve    LP  co-written by Jackson Browne    0:51:21 (Pop‑up)
Silver Synthetic  In The Beginning   Options Silver Synthetic  Third Man  2021  LP    *   0:53:45 (Pop‑up)
The Rolling Stones  You Got The Silver   Options Let It Bleed  London    LP  Keef    0:57:45 (Pop‑up)
The Pink Stones  Barroom Blues   Options Introducing...The Pink Stones  Normaltown  2021  CD    *   1:00:34 (Pop‑up)
 
Radio Days  What Is Life   Options Rave On!  Sounds Rad  2021  CD    *   1:08:20 (Pop‑up)
Travis Linville  Feeling We Used To Know   Options I'm Still Here  Black Mesa  2021  MP3  produced by JD McPherson!  *   1:11:28 (Pop‑up)
The Scruffs  I'm A Failure   Options Wanna Meet The Scruffs?  Power Play    LP      1:14:35 (Pop‑up)
Dancer  Whole Lot Better   Options   Chocolate Covered/Teen Rex!  2021  45    *   1:17:01 (Pop‑up)
The Who  Armenia City In The Sky   Options The Who Sell Out (Super Deluxe Edition)  Geffen  2021  CD box set    *   1:21:15 (Pop‑up)
Hurry  A Fake Idea   Options   Lame-O  2021  MP3    *   1:23:38 (Pop‑up)
Raspberries  On The Beach   Options Side 3  Capitol    LP      1:28:26 (Pop‑up)
The Queers  My Heart's In The Right Place   Options Save The World  All Star    LP      1:32:27 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Let Us Go On This Way   Options Beach Boys Love You  Brother/Reprise    LP      1:34:42 (Pop‑up)
 
Les Grys Grys  Watching My Idols Die   Options To Fall Down  Norton  2021  MP3    *   1:39:48 (Pop‑up)
Them  You Just Can't Win   Options The "Angry" Young Them!  Decca (UK)    LP      1:44:02 (Pop‑up)
The Rubinoos  I Want Her So Bad   Options The CBS Tapes  Yep Roc  2021  MP3    *   1:46:12 (Pop‑up)
Neighborhood Brats  Transitional Housing   Options   Dirt Cult  2021  MP3    *   1:48:26 (Pop‑up)
The Routes  Broken Goods   Options Mesmerised  Bickerton/Action Weekend  2021  LP    *   1:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Hoodoo Gurus  World Of Pain   Options   Big Time Phonograph Recording Co.  2021  MP3    *   1:55:25 (Pop‑up)
The Courettes  Hop The Twig   Options   Damaged Goods  2021  45    *   1:59:32 (Pop‑up)
Freddie Starr and The Midnighters  Peter Gunn Locomotion   Options   Decca (UK)    45      2:02:17 (Pop‑up)
Status Quo  Wild Side Of Life   Options   Capitol    45      2:04:48 (Pop‑up)
 
KRGA  So Far Down   Options Moi St.  Hoser Records  2021  LP    *   2:11:02 (Pop‑up)
Moviola  Expat   Options   Anyway Records  2021  MP3  LP out in September!  *   2:13:41 (Pop‑up)
Wilco  Box Full Of Letters   Options A.M.  Sire    LP      2:17:18 (Pop‑up)
Charley Crockett  Don't Tell Me That   Options 10 For Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand  Son Of Davy  2021  LP    *   2:20:19 (Pop‑up)
Dave Edmunds  A-1 On The Jukebox   Options Tracks On Wax 4  Swan Song    LP      2:22:58 (Pop‑up)
Carl Simmons  King Of Rock'N'Roll   Options   Atlantic (France)    45      2:26:09 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Lee Lewis  Rockin' My Life Away   Options   Elektra    45  for Spazz    2:29:06 (Pop‑up)
Flat Duo Jets  Old Soul   Options White Trees  Sky Records    CD      2:32:30 (Pop‑up)
The Beatles  Dizzy Miss Lizzy   Options   Odeon (Japan)    45      2:34:34 (Pop‑up)
 
The Morells  Gettin' in Shape   Options Shake and Push  Borrowed Records    LP      2:39:33 (Pop‑up)
Gary U.S. Bonds  Seven Day Weekend   Options   Legrand    45      2:42:38 (Pop‑up)
Detroit Cobras  I Wanna Holler   Options Baby  Bloodshot    CD      2:45:02 (Pop‑up)
The Weirdos  Life Of Crime   Options Destroy All Music  Bomp!    EP      2:48:58 (Pop‑up)
T. Rex  Rip Off   Options Electric Warrior  Reprise    LP      2:51:24 (Pop‑up)
Dirty Fences  Pony On   Options   Greenway  2021  MP3    *   2:54:26 (Pop‑up)
Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders  Hello To Mystery   Options "...there's pretty things in Palookaville..."  Hound Gawd!  2021  LP    *   2:56:11 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Handy Haversack:

Boss Groover back in the groovin' heart of it all! Welcome back, Todd! What a great thing!

Hello, all affiliated Groovers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Chop Scott:

Todd Damn!
  3:01pm Sissophonic Cheryl:

Welcome back boo boo
Avatar 3:02pm ShelbyG:

Hellooooo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm Corey:

Welcome back TOPT! Slight diversion cracks me up.
Avatar 3:03pm MFlynn:

Great to have you back Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm MonicaC:

Slight diversion. Glad you weren’t locked up for real like this guy. Pow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm McGroovey:

I actually haven't heard this Equals song in an entire eon.
Avatar 3:04pm TonyR:

ToPT!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm MonicaC:

H Sissyphonic! Hi Handy! Hello all friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Frank In Queens:

Strong opener. STRONG!
  3:04pm P-90:

Welcome home @ToPT!
  3:04pm Gerry from Miami:

Todd, is this the band that did "Evol, Not Love"?
Avatar 3:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Well...here I am!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

3PM Saturday = Pow pow pow!
  3:05pm Kpx:

I bet Rex couldn't resist, and pinched the boss groover just the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm medson:

Let’s Rock !!!!
  3:05pm Cooh John:

Tom is my man.
  3:06pm Officer Pupp:

Gosh, Tom channelling Cheap Trick here!
Avatar 3:06pm ShelbyG:

Are you makin me way ee ayyt
Avatar 3:07pm elkeno:

Todd's gonna drop 60 points today!
Avatar 3:08pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Me and Rex...The Weekend Hippies!
Avatar 3:09pm TonyR:

As a Part-time punk, I say it's time to rumble.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm medson:

This one does Rip.
  3:11pm eric from lake hiawatha:

Todd Let it rip
  3:12pm sufferwords:

Dont’cha think you’re taking this whole Pow Pow Pow thing a little too close to Satan’s lair? I don’t .
  3:12pm SeanG:

DEVO!!
Avatar 3:12pm ShelbyG:

That keyboard/keytar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm DjLorraine:

Rock 'n Roll 3 day Memorial Holiday with TOPT !!!
  3:13pm Kpx:

Or you could say, he let one Rip.
Avatar 3:13pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@DjLorraine: Wait, I am supposed to do this for 3 days?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm DjLorraine:

Ok! Great idea!
Avatar 3:15pm elkeno:

Devo -> Neil...who'd a thunk it?!
Avatar 3:15pm TonyR:

Todd volunteered! No backsies!
Avatar 3:15pm ShelbyG:

Love this cover.
Avatar 3:16pm OnTheTrain:

Heya Todd , I totally support the idea of 3 days of TOPT
Avatar 3:16pm ShelbyG:

Makes me wanna watch Valley Girl.
Avatar 3:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@OnTheTrain: You are either on The Todd-O-Phonic Train or off it! I guess you are on!
  3:17pm P-90:

I want to marry Neil’s guitar tone. Settle down, have a few kids, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm medson:

Is there a booze car on this train? I need to know before I commit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm Handy Haversack:

Three Days of the Toddfather! I'll send out for pizza and beer.
Avatar 3:18pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Neil understands the Captain here :
somuchsound.blogspot.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm DjLorraine:

Pow
Pow
POW!
  3:19pm Kpx:

But you might want to take precautionary preventative measures and nail the doors and windows shut.
Avatar 3:19pm ShelbyG:

@medson: agreed
Avatar 3:19pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: I thought you promised me you wouldn't be here today? Not that I'm complaining or anything...just sayin'.
  3:19pm P-90:

Todd-o-Thonic Memorial Day Weekend?!
Avatar 3:19pm MFlynn:

Todd has enough music for 3 years of the “Todd Train”
  3:19pm garlic lover:

This song rocks 🪨
Avatar 3:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What's that ChuckBerry tune he goes to hell on a train ??...
Avatar 3:20pm OnTheTrain:

Todd how long do you think you could non-stop dj for ? 6 hours ? 12 hours ?
Avatar 3:21pm ShelbyG:

in for a penny, in for a pound 🤘🏼
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Frank In Queens:

Zig Zag Wanderer!
Avatar 3:22pm ShelbyG:

I used to DJ at a club in Luzern, Switzerland, Friday nights from 9pm to 4am
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm Chili Pagoda:

Making gumbo this afternoon, and discovered that the good Captain’s zigzags were the missing ingredient. Thanks Todd!
Avatar 3:23pm ShelbyG:

I was wasted at the end. So. Drunk.
Avatar 3:23pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@OnTheTrain: Change hours to days and I think you've got it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm Chop Scott:

Sounding top-notch Todd!
Avatar 3:25pm OnTheTrain:

HA, I think we have a new pledge gag. Like how people walk for a cure and are sponsored for so many laps / miles; we can sponsor todd to dj for some number of hours.
Avatar 3:25pm ShelbyG:

chop - agreed
Avatar 3:26pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Chop Scott: It's my first day back at school!
Avatar 3:27pm MFlynn:

Wow! Love this Liquor Store Tune
Avatar 3:28pm Andrew in Toronto:

Hey there Todd.
Let`s do this up!!
Avatar 3:30pm ShelbyG:

All on my own this weekend. My hope is to find a party with y’all.
Avatar 3:31pm TonyR:

Don't bother. It's here.
  3:31pm kev:

come on Todd, Glen did it!!!
Avatar 3:36pm ShelbyG:

Get. In.
Avatar 3:41pm ShelbyG:

Spooky psychedelia
  3:43pm Wanda Lee:

Oooh! Cool Ghouls! Smoke and Fire! I fucking love this s!
  3:43pm John Cozz:

Ohhhhh the byyyyyrddsda
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm medson:

🥊
Avatar 3:50pm MFlynn:

Way to go Chrissie!
Avatar 3:52pm kmharan:

Beautiful! It's as if this was written for Chrissie.
Avatar 3:53pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@kmharan: Yes, it's a great version.
  3:53pm taryninstereo:

Great rainy day tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Handy Haversack:

Great set, Todd! Bagpipe even woke up to appreciate it!
Avatar 3:56pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Handy Haversack: Doesn't get any better than that!
Avatar 3:57pm ShelbyG:

Reading Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and Its Legacy, from the Seventies to the Twenty-first Century, doesn't make Mark Bolan look very good.
Avatar 4:00pm ShelbyG:

Keith might be a demon
  4:00pm P-90:

Somehow I just knew a Stones track was coming up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm zivilars:

Thanks as always for your show, Todd – one of the best on WFMU, always makes my saturday together with Michael Shelley and Rex. Best triple in the world!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02pm medson:

Cheers 🍻
  4:03pm Ochre Ogre:

Hi Todd
Avatar 4:03pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks @zivilars! Hey @Ochre Ogre! @P-90...A Stones track is never far away here!
  4:06pm Ochre Ogre:

ShelbyG- Keef might be a demon, definitely a guitar demon.
  4:07pm Skillet:

You did, i was there too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm MonicaC:

Yes, Blood on the Tracks. A real weeper.
Avatar 4:09pm TonyR:

Stones in 2019 was surprisingly awesome, and, as it turns out, my last pre-plague show. They just turned everything up to 11. Good.
Avatar 4:10pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@TonyR: Right? I still can't believe how good the show I saw was...a magical night.
Avatar 4:10pm ShelbyG:

@ochreogre 4:06: he's a for real demon...metaphorically
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm medson:

@topt thanks for the mention. Also I’ll have you on with the TV on mute watching a ball game.
Avatar 4:15pm ShelbyG:

@ochreogre: I read the book "Dark Stuff" by Nick Kent, Keef def is super shady.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm Frank In Queens:

Sounds good out here Todd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Handy Haversack:

It sounds so good that now I wanna meet the Scruffs!
  4:18pm Ochre Ogre:

Saw the Stones Some Girls tour got real close to the stage, small auditorium. The old days when such a thing was possible, well, then there's Iggy.
  4:19pm Ochre Ogre:

Yer good Todd, the comments board is all green.
Avatar 4:20pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

What I remember most from that is Kent saying Keef turned blue on Kent's watch & he had to 'walk' him & such to not OD. Keef trades on his outlaw image - fair enuff in many ways - but it's been no joke. I enjoyed Keef's autobio as well - but the short shrift given BrianJones rankles... Yes I know he was a devil too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Yes. Running Studio A levels in the Red is standard operating procedure. Commonly known around WFMU as Scharpling’s Law.
Avatar 4:21pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: Good luck with your Icelanders tonight my friend!
Avatar 4:22pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Your Ace From Exchange Place: "If it ain't in the red the sound is dead".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Frank In Queens:

Thank you Todd. Still 3.5 hours to game time, though. At least I've got your show until 6!
Avatar 4:23pm ShelbyG:

the FUCKIN WHO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Frank In Queens:

The MUTHA FUCKIN WHO, that is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

@TOPT: Truer words never spoken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Frank In Queens:

This box set is fantastic. I still haven't gotten through the whole things because I want to savor it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm JohnEBGood:

Go go go Todd and WFMU family. Happy Memorial weekend all: )
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm medson:

No one on the beach here today. Pouring all day.
Avatar 4:32pm ShelbyG:

@RR: I'm a Brian Jones fan...it's no joke that Keef & Mick played some games on him, for sho
  4:34pm pL:

Who is stealing from who on that one?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm Mr. Pumpy:

Hello, Todd and all! I just treated myself to a movie (in the theater) for the first time in a year and a half. I'm glad to be here for the rest of the show. Sounds great!
  4:42pm PJ:

Nice early Stones vibe to this Grys Grys track
Avatar 4:43pm ShelbyG:

@pj: 100%
Avatar 4:43pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks @Mr. Pumpy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Mr. P!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44pm Mr. Pumpy:

Handicus! How be thee?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45pm Handy Haversack:

Not too bad ... I keep thinking I ought to do something productive ... and then I just keep reading and listening to WFMU and the rain coming down.
Avatar 4:45pm ShelbyG:

This track is sick. I'm down with the Grys Grys.
Avatar 4:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This one:
Band with organ & a drunken poet singer named Morrison - rhyming cigarette & forget. Hm.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Mr. Pumpy:

Sorry the rain got in way of you're paddling. We should be bluffing and raising, right about now!
  4:47pm PJ:

I much prefer 20ish Angry Young Van to 70ish Cranky Old Van
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Mr. Pumpy:

I love that Them track! THEM!
Avatar 4:48pm ShelbyG:

I love THEM but really cannot stand Van Morrison
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm MonicaC:

Loving the extra sharp punk edge today, Todd.
Avatar 4:50pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jazz Poet Van on Astal Weeks exalted as well as early Punk Van. But he was ever a crank, unpredictable Live & difficult with people individually. Used to be that was part of his Poetic mystique...
Avatar 4:51pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Revolution Rabbit Nov63: It works for awhile...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Squints:

Neighborhood Brats make Mongo happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Mr. Pumpy:

So much more appealing than the neighborhood rats. No matter the 'hood.
Avatar 4:51pm ShelbyG:

@RR: seems fairly pretentious...I just find him super boring
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm medson:

This album has really good tracks on it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Mr. Pumpy:

Todd...big ups on the showing of tracks from 2021!
Avatar 4:53pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@medson: If you say it must be so!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Frank In Queens:

I saw that the Neighborhood Brats had released something new. Added to my list!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

My Sharona!
Avatar 4:54pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@medson: Also, I've been meaning to text you...but if you make it to Philly, you should check out Long In The Tooth Records. I think you would dig that joint.
Avatar 4:54pm ShelbyG:

I'm reallllllly skeptical of new music, the shit you've been playing from 2021 has been fierce! Color me optimisitc.
Avatar 4:54pm MFlynn:

Agreed, lots of cool new stuff to pick up!
Avatar 4:54pm ShelbyG:

this is kinda like super early B52s vocally
Avatar 4:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well - those who have survived are turning 80 now too - maybe it's us being pretentious to expect them to remain our youth rebel icons... To the extent 'we' do... What did Townshend say inducting the Stones into the Hall of Shame: 'Don't age gracefully - it wouldn't suit you'...
Avatar 4:54pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@ShelbyG: There is a lot of good stuff out there, it just takes some digging. I dig for you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Handy Haversack:

I can dig it, Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm medson:

@topt I’ll check it out.
  4:56pm Old Dave:

Thanks for this, Todd
Avatar 4:56pm Woo:

Just woke up. Hello.
Avatar 4:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

The amount of Great Music being made in the wide world never changed. What changed *completely* is the Media, the Industry & its Distribution & Promotion. Which is why *we're here*.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, Michael's talk with Dean Friedman was pretty illuminating about the Machine of the music industry this morning.
Avatar 4:58pm ShelbyG:

@TopT: I dig you digging for me. I LOVE THIS SHHH! It reminds me of Kryzys. Polish punk 1978.
Avatar 4:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Handy yeah - well that 's about the Bidness & how it always related to the Show, in a way.
Avatar 4:59pm ShelbyG:

I'm def gonna check out The Routes.
Avatar 5:00pm TonyR:

Just starred the Routes, and just checked out "Long in the Tooth" website. THey're walking distance! I thought all such places had been lost to the 'burbs.
Avatar 5:01pm MFlynn:

I’m gonna check out “Long in the Tooth Records” too. Thanks Todd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm medson:

These are the Routes from Japan
Avatar 5:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...More & More is owned by Fewer & Fewer, & Music & Culture are by no means excluded.
  5:01pm P-90:

Not just any negotiations, mind you. INTENSIVE negotiations.
Avatar 5:02pm Juli:

I miss WFMU wish I were in Jersey City RN

Heyyyy everyone
Avatar 5:02pm TonyR:

IK,R? Are there ever cool, low-stakes negotiations?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Mr. Pumpy:

Rev Rab...the amount of great music did change...it increased! A simple byproduct of exposure and production costs plummeting to where someone can make a record in their bedroom or apartment these days. Sure, a lot of shite came along with it, but there is more music than ever being pumped out. In turn, more cream on the top.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm McGroovey:

I was pumping both fists during World of Pain. I had no hands available to comment with. Why is there no fist-pump emoji?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Mr. Pumpy:

And yes, the business has never been more grim. Uggggh.
Avatar 5:06pm Juli:

Yay music as a business
Avatar 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mr.Pumpy: Well said. If you watched 'Soundbreaking' about the history of Recording & 'Pop' - there's Beck @ the end saying every era of Tech in Recording exists @ once now...
Avatar 5:06pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Juli: The only business here is monkey business.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I wonder what's the number of people who take a listen to commercial radio and go "Pfft! I can do better than that."
Avatar 5:08pm ShelbyG:

S Q
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08pm Frank In Queens:

I feel like anyone who voluntarily listens to commercial radio in the year 2021 probably doesn't care much at all about music.
  5:09pm The Hoboken Playwright:

Your DJ Speaks
Great title for a play, I’m telling ya.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm Mr. Pumpy:

Rev Rab...that's a good, and interesting point. And I do get it when folks sit around and talk about the glory days of tunes and all, but usually these are people that don't realize the major media outlets aren't the only source for what is actually going on. Good thing we do...and that we have something like WFMU to aid in the quest for the fine tunes!
Avatar 5:09pm ShelbyG:

@FiQ: when you ask someone what music they like & their response is "whatever's on"....those are the people
Avatar 5:10pm TonyR:

"Your DJ speaks": missing 4th part to "Trilogy of Terror".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Frank In Queens:

Exactly Shelby!
  5:10pm clarke:

howdy ya'll!! what'd i miss?
Avatar 5:10pm TonyR:

Only because when they back-announce, I'm all "Now which one was THAT?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10pm Frank In Queens:

Hi again, clarkie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Mr. Pumpy:

Todd...funny you should bring up monkey business. the past 20 minutes of this set have made me want to hear the Youngbloods! www.youtube.com...
Avatar 5:11pm ShelbyG:

@FiQ: those are not my people...not your people either I s'pose
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, clarke!
  5:11pm clarke:

frank - your team will be ON tonight!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Frank In Queens:

@Shelby, we all know folks like that, but I definitely wouldn't consider them "our" people.
Avatar 5:11pm ShelbyG:

happy 3 day weekend, my tribe
Avatar 5:12pm TonyR:

Yay, Paul B.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Frank In Queens:

@clarke, they're definitely playing, but I hope they are ON! This series is going to be tough!
  5:12pm Old Dave:

Dang- there was a Status Quo tape left in the stereo system I swapped a Moto Guzzi for back in the late 70's. Never heard them since.. takes me back!
  5:12pm clarke:

Handy - when does one eat lunch after a bacchanalian (sp?) brunch??
  5:13pm clarke:

i have a feeling the Islanders will be ON!! (but, i know hardly a thing about hockey).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Handy Haversack:

I'm just going ride a couple of drinks straight on to dinner, I think, clarke!
  5:14pm clarke:

i don't know anything about 2021 commercial radio, either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14pm Mr. Pumpy:

The Islanders can suck pucks. I mean...only if they want to. Yeah, that's some smack talk for ya!
  5:15pm clarke:

ze liqueeede lunch
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Frank In Queens:

The Broons are a tough team. The two teams play a very similar style, but the Bruins seem to do it better. But these Islanders can go toe-to-toe with anyone, so we shall see.
Avatar 5:15pm ShelbyG:

2021 commercial radio = someone pushes a button & blah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Mr. Pumpy:

clarke, I don't think I do either, but if you've seen a few TV commercials or watched any current movies, you probably know a lot more about commercial radio in 2021 than you think.
  5:16pm clarke:

just because one of my former bands has a 'song' called Go Bruins - doesn't mean any allegiance (in fact, the song is VERY sarcastic).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Frank In Queens:

@Mr. Pumpy, you can talk all the smack you like. But I'm still watching my team play, and I'm guessing you're not. I'll take that exchange!
Avatar 5:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Frank In Queens: I will be going back and forth between Islanders/Bruins and Giants/Dodgers tonight...
Avatar 5:16pm ShelbyG:

@clarke: zee liqueeede lunch eez mah fahvoreeeet meeeeeeel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Handy Haversack:

104.3 is on in a few stores that I frequent. Which puts the "let's never hear U2 again" plan at some risk!
  5:17pm Old Dave:

Being an expat is overrated. Been there...
  5:17pm clarke:

it used to be for moi as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm Frank In Queens:

I'll have the Mets on from 7-8. After that, all Islanders! Well, maybe I'll tune in to see the Habs beat the Leafs (hopefully!) in between periods.
Avatar 5:17pm ShelbyG:

Ok. No ribbing, please. I just got progressives & this is challenging. Don't hate.
  5:19pm clarke:

progressives are the new bi's
Avatar 5:19pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Obviously Modernism & the 2nd half of the 20thCentury was a CounterCulture explosion - & the 1960s in particular a confluence of the PostWar demographic Youth Boom, Underground Culture & Art, advancing technology in Recording & Broadcasting &tc. - & the Boom in economics & Industry all interacting. Modernism was the Shock of the New. Exciting new advances were explored.
One notable aspect of PostModernism is Pastiche. Everything used to have its Manifesto & be so important. It was all gonna Change the World - & your Style & Statement meant everything ! But now we can pick & choose among them all. It can be like the little old church surrounded by skyscrapers - or a vital culture being stuck into t museum. Miniaturized: Reduced. 'Inside the Museum, Infinity goes up on Trial. This is what Slavation must be like after awhile'...
But I think this is also old news by now - & we have plenty that's Meaningful now again ! You have to believe people will be Creative in the broad & true sense.
Just riffing...
  5:20pm clarke:

i'm a mocker.
Avatar 5:20pm ShelbyG:

@clarke: ce sera mon fardeau
  5:22pm clarke:

gotta look dat up.
Avatar 5:23pm MFlynn:

Crank it up for Charley!
  5:24pm clarke:

it shall remain ALL of our burden(s).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Frank In Queens:

I get great pleasure from turning fans of "country music" onto Charley Crockett.
  5:24pm clarke:

especially Eric's.
Avatar 5:25pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd! Couple more notches on the volume!
  5:25pm clarke:

frank - what is the beer/ale of choice for a match-up like this evenings battle??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:26pm medson:

Perfect tunes for this monsoon happening right now.
  5:26pm clarke:

also dude: new icon?>!>?
  5:27pm listener monica:

Edmunds is a god.
Avatar 5:27pm MFlynn:

A Monsoon of rock Medson!
  5:27pm onthetrain:

My niece told me she likes country; I played Charlie Crockett for her . I got the response of eww what is that and she proceeded to put old dirt road by little nas x .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Handy Haversack:

That was a good reminder, clarke -- I'd gotten lazy reading! I have now stood up, mixed a drink, and even got a little snack. I'm a grown-up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm steveo:

Great Edmunds, great show, also, hello
  5:28pm onthetrain:

Country is a total mystery to me now .
  5:28pm clarke:

let's not get carried away here
  5:28pm clarke:

we might be grown-up but we are NOT adults!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Frank In Queens:

@clarke, vodka and soda. with lotsa lime. I've only been drinking beer when I'm out.
  5:29pm onthetrain:

I am not and adult I still play spades , no bridge for me .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Handy Haversack:

Good point. OK, still, I made a Bronx and grabbed some nuts.* So I'm at least accomplishing goals!


*Cashews, but it was too much for me to resist phrasing it that way.
Avatar 5:30pm MFlynn:

The dogs are fighting to this set!!!!
  5:30pm clarke:

fookin' limeys....
confuse-ious say: Man who does not eat lunch is destined to drink it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Mr. Pumpy:

I'm hitting these bourbon & sodas pretty good, but I'm going to cut myself off at a point where I won't upset my dungeon master by being to tired to play tomorrow. Yup...seems I'm a gimp!
Avatar 5:31pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Also movie 'Ringo': Told you not to eat on an empty stomach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Mr. Pumpy:

Play it with your pelvis, Jerry! Shit, play it with someone else's pelvis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Frank In Queens:

Pumpy, you're avatar makes up for the smack talking earlier ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm steveo:

Keep your nuts in your handbag, Handy!

(I don't know what that means but it sounds intriguing)
  5:32pm clarke:

there's a movie called "Ringo"????
and, it is SNACK talkin', frank!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Frank In Queens:

Someone alert me when Handy starts talking about drinking nut milk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32pm Handy Haversack:

Frank, tall (and, er, large) vodka sodas with a splash of grapefruit are known as "Katetails" around here and are an absolute staple of the diet.

Bronx-style, steveo!
Avatar 5:33pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mr. Pumpy: Jerry Lee and his pumpy piano!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Frank In Queens:

I could use a snack, clarke. Dinner ain't until 7!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm DonJuanTijuana:

Late to the party....wishing I was in Tivoli NY right about now....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Mr. Pumpy:

Frank, there was a joke about it being smack talk, if ya look back. Truth be told, I am a Rangers fan, though. Also, I'm from Queens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Mr. Pumpy:

Todd...ha! ewwwww
  5:34pm clarke:

i wonder how dex is doing these days??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Frank In Queens:

@Pumpy, I know. I'm just keeping it going ;) Are you still in this fine borough or do you live elsewhere now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm steveo:

Glad you're getting dinner vitamin C
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm steveo:

*Glad you're getting some vitamin C
  5:35pm clarke:

nuts*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm Frank In Queens:

@Handy, I'm no picky eater, but grapefruit is one of the few things on my "shit list".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Mr. Pumpy:

Frank...elsewhere. The land of Jersey. I've been here for some time. I was here when the Rockies showed up and became the Devils, but I didn't jump ship like a lot of chumps did. I mean, who wants to win a boatload of Stanleys?! HAHA! Oh...the humanity!
Avatar 5:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

clarke yeah Lorne Greene sang about it I think...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Frank In Queens:

@Pumpy, I respect your loyalty, even if it is to the Rangers. ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Mr. Pumpy:

This 45 sounds great. Hell yeah, Miss Lizzy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Handy Haversack:

These two kinds of vermouth are part of *this* nutritious breakfast ...

Mr. P, Qubador has a lot of heavy lifting to do!

Huh, really Frank? It's one of the few juices I like. I mean, it needs alcohol in it, clearly, like all juices. And I like a little lemon juice to ground it some.

Like how orange juice needs gin and vermouth to really come into its own.
  5:37pm clarke:

so you are referring to the western? i don't think the name of that film is Ringo - i thought it was Fast Ringo??
  5:38pm ?:

There's a class of meds which you should not have grapefruit with. I'm thinking statins but that just seems wrong.
  5:39pm clarke:

i think it is blood thinners that don't work so well with g-fruit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Frank In Queens:

@Handy, I mean I'd probably drink it if it had booze in it. But otherwise, it's a no-go for me. That along with coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:39pm Mr. Pumpy:

? OR there or some you should have grapefruit juice with...as in it will strengthen their effect. Nothing wrong with that, if'n that's a desired thing.
  5:40pm ?:

Blood thinners sounds right. Thx.
Avatar 5:41pm TonyR:

We're rockin' and rollin' and talkin' statins.
  5:41pm clarke:

nuts*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Ken From Hyde Park:

(Rob is off tonight and Tamar's "Are We There Yet?" is next.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41pm Handy Haversack:

I guess Big Juice has to get kids hooked early on the stuff so that they aren't scared off once they can finally improve fruit juice with booze.
  5:42pm clarke:

hey koolaid!!!!!
  5:42pm Cooh John:

Thanks for playing my homies, Moviola.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm medson:

After Todd’s show you should check out the Drop-In show at 6pm on the Rock N Soul Stream.
Daisy Lacy Drops in with Its All Rock N Roll
WFMU: Drop-In: Playlist from May 29, 2021
Avatar 5:43pm TonyR:

I'm inspired to shake and push.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm medson:

wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm chresti:

We're going to a party tonight, nothing quite fits, I'll have to wear a blanket or a towel.
Avatar 5:43pm TonyR:

"THey hit the showers and go downtown." TMI!!
Avatar 5:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Grapefruit some interesting enzymes - interact with the absorption of several drugs you can websearch - & also help metabolize fatty foods...
  5:43pm ?:

How would Bob Dole quite Todd-o-phonic Todd? 'Bob Dole says that Todd-o-phonic Todd says 'Todd-o-phonic Todd says this record is kick ass''
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Handy Haversack:

chresti, I went to an actual concert this week. It was pretty thrilling! I think it was the first time a LOT of the people there had done anything in fourteen months. I was so excited that I forgot to eat dinner!

*And* I met Paul Bruno and Nate the K!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm Mr. Pumpy:

chresti...you just gave me an idea! My buddy is actually begging me to come out to a party right now. I think I may where a blanket! Toga! Thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:45pm LCBD:

Handy! We meet again! I’m with you re: grapefruit juice. I love it! (Great mixer too!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm Frank In Queens:

@handy, which show was this?
Avatar 5:46pm TonyR:

Solution: A giant full-body face mask, looped to cover naughty bits.
Avatar 5:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Concert Condoms'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm chresti:

Hi Mr. Pumpy!
Avatar 5:48pm TonyR:

The 'Cobras have appeared on a couple wfmu playlists in the past weeks. Are they a going concern again?
  5:48pm Ochre Ogre:

Thanks Todd, good weekend to ya!
  5:48pm Steve Harsh:

Rachel Nagy has the greatest voice ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Handy Haversack:

LCBD, next time we're hanging out, I'll try to make you a Hemingway daiquiri: rum, grapefruit, lime, maraschino liqueur. Super.

Frank: Fun Time Objects (w/TomDash), Pelvi$$, and OOF at Mama Tried in Sunset Park. Outdoor stage! Also got to meet TomDash and listeners McGroovey and Mike from Brooklyn! LOTS of WFMU shirts in the crowd.
Avatar 5:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Steve she's like a HardRawk Ronnie Spector.
Avatar 5:50pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@TonyR: I don't think they have ever stopped?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm LCBD:

It’s a deal, HH. I’ll make my famous Norwegian waffles for you 😂
Avatar 5:50pm TonyR:

Okay. Haven't seen new DC product in a while.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50pm Frank In Queens:

@Handy, nice. I saw Paul posted about that show. Outdoor gigs are just my speed right now.
  5:51pm clarke:

dunno about that, todd - last i heard rachel was rehearsing a new band here in new orleans (this was pre-pandemic, of course)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm medson:

Those are amazing waffles btw Handy.
  5:51pm McGroovey:

I wrote out mp3s of this Detroit Cobras album. I need a new copy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm chresti:

Yes, please play the Growing Concerns.
  5:52pm McGroovey:

wore out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm Handy Haversack:

Kate's band is booking a show at the same place, Frank -- I'll make sure you know about it! And if you're going to go see anything, let me know!

Waffles are an *excellent* trade, LCBD.
Avatar 5:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Vodka & Waffles ...AGNFAB? Cartoon characters maybe...
Avatar 5:53pm TonyR:

Bought the "Shock and Awe" e-book mentioned today for Bolan gossip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Frank In Queens:

No immediate plans to attend gigs, Handy. But if I become aware of a a good outdoor gig, I'll be there! Keep me posted about Kate's thing.
  5:54pm text:

text
  5:54pm McGroovey:

autocorrect ruins jokes
Avatar 5:54pm TonyR:

Yeah, not quite ready to rock IN, but more than ready to rock out.
  5:55pm clarke:

speaking of new orleans, there is a new outdoor venue here: dba at palace market - just in time for (ulp!) SUMMER!!
Avatar 5:55pm Woo:

Daisy Lacy doing the Drop-In in 5 min. Thanks Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm Frank In Queens:

I love the DBA's up here, clarke. I imagine it's even better in NOLA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55pm MonicaC:

Great show, Todd. Always a treat. Thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm LCBD:

Thanks for this, Todd. So good!
Avatar 5:56pm MFlynn:

Thanks Todd. That was tons of fun today! Everyone, enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Todd. Enjoy the weekend!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Handy Haversack:

Crap, how did it get so late?

That was a triumphant triumphant return, Todd! Great show, perfect energy, absolute master class! Even hitting the dump button on the naughty bits like you never left! Thanks so much!

Later on, all affiliated groovers on the TOPT radio network!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm medson:

Love Dirty Fences
  5:56pm morphe':

Thanks TopT and all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm zivilars:

Thanks for a fantastic show, Todd!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm listener 126464:

Thank you Todd!
Avatar 5:56pm TonyR:

Salut to ToPT. Back in the saddle!
  5:57pm clarke:

noice show, maaaaaan!!!
Avatar 5:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

TY TopT ! You make Saturday Afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Frank In Queens:

Wow, it's over already. But leaving them wanting more is always a good strategy. Until next time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm LCBD:

Hi medson! Hope you’re having a great Cape May weekend!
  5:58pm Old Dave:

Bright spot on a gloomy day- Many thanks!
  5:58pm adam:

todds crushing it today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm medson:

Hi LCBD. Lots of rain but we need it
  5:58pm clarke:

go frank!! win win!!
Avatar 5:58pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Thanks for tuning in everyone! After all that...Tamar up next!
Avatar 5:59pm ShelbyG:

TopT: thanks for an epic set
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00pm Frank In Queens:

LGI!!
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