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Options December 12, 2021: “Death to the fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people.”

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Stooges  Down on the Street   Options Fun House      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Rolling Stones  Jigsaw Puzzle   Options Beggars Banquet      0:03:40 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  Circle Sky   Options Head    R.I.P. Mike Nesmith  0:10:37 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: BBC-Barbados now a republic         0:14:42 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  Mary, Mary   Options More of the Monkees      0:14:44 (Pop‑up)
Monkees  Listen to the Band   Options The Monkees Present      0:17:15 (Pop‑up)
Fontaines D.C.  Too Real   Options Dogrel      0:19:34 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: PBS-Syrian airstrike cover-up         0:23:42 (Pop‑up)
Salem Witch Army  Church of the Holy Gun   Options Thunder In Solitude / Sundown In Silence      0:24:56 (Pop‑up)
Screensaver  Skin   Options Expressions of Interest  Upset the Rhythm    0:30:15 (Pop‑up)
Turnstile  Bomb/I Don’t Wanna Be Blind   Options Time and Space  Roadrunner Records    0:36:47 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: VOA-HRW Taliban summary executions         0:39:10 (Pop‑up)
Razorlegs  The Almighty   Options Razorlegs/Maximum Ernst      0:40:27 (Pop‑up)
FeMaLe GeNiuS  Fire   Options FeMaLe GeNiuS  Howl!    0:43:41 (Pop‑up)
Engine Kid  Patty:Tania   Options Special Olympics EP      0:47:46 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: BBC-Aung Sann Suu Kyi sentenced         0:53:49 (Pop‑up)
Chai  End   Options WINK      0:55:10 (Pop‑up)
Goat Girl  Sad Cowboy   Options On All Fours      0:57:30 (Pop‑up)
Public Enemy  Gotta Do What I Gotta Do   Options Greatest Misses    R.I.P. Guy Woodard: https://www.howlarts.org/howl-happening/in-memoriam-guy-woodard/ https://www.howlarts.org/event/guy-woodard-we-the-people/  1:03:05 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: BNT-Greg Tate RIP         1:08:00 (Pop‑up)
Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber  Chains and Water   Options Twentieth Anniversary Mixtapes Groiddest Schizznits Volume Three    R.I.P. sometime member Greg Tate  1:08:42 (Pop‑up)
Black Country, New Road  Athens, France   Options For the First Time      1:30:09 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: France24-Interpol president         1:38:01 (Pop‑up)
Cassandra Jenkins  Hard Drive   Options An Overview on Phenomenal Nature      1:38:04 (Pop‑up)
Mdou Moctar  Talla Tannam   Options Afrique Victime      1:43:24 (Pop‑up)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros  Techno D-Day   Options Rock Art and the X-Ray Style      1:49:00 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: Sky News-Julian Assange       Fiancee Stella Morris speaks about UK high court's decision to allow Assange's extradition to US.  1:53:11 (Pop‑up)
Negativland  Megaphone Guy/Mister Nobody/No Brain   Options No Brain EP      1:55:10 (Pop‑up)
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt  Man Carrying Thing   Options Made Out Of Sound      2:01:15 (Pop‑up)
Chris Brokaw  Central District Blues   Options MP3      2:06:27 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: WION-China leaked papers document CCP role in Uyghur Muslim genocide         2:22:10 (Pop‑up)
Arooj Aftab  Mohabbat   Options Vulture Prince      2:23:16 (Pop‑up)
Sylvin Marc/Del Rabenja  Valiha Ny Dada   Options Madagascar Now/Maintenant 'Zao      2:36:11 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Hancock  King Cobra   Options The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years      2:43:39 (Pop‑up)
Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra  Movement 6   Options Promises      2:50:48 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:01am Always First:

Avatar 🗒 3:02am Hoboken Jack:

Hey there Brian and all fellow stooges!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04am Brian D:

Hello Jack! And Furst.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06am diciassette:

i wanted to hear pj harvey’s working for the man after that stooges song. rowp!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am Brian D:

Sorry Dici. But I'll see if I can swing that for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am Scott67:

G'day Brian & Humanists!
  3:09am Always Last:

if we're tekkin reqwestz, howabout Showaddywaddy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09am diciassette:

it was more for my own curiosity but thanks !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11am diciassette:

ahoy brian and headliners !
  3:11am Always Last:

when did mike cop it?
  3:14am TOADphd:

so, who owns Tippex now?
  3:15am River:

Congrats to Barbados for ditching the monarchy. I'm hoping the UK will do the same eventually!
  3:16am TOADphd:

nothing lasts forever
  3:16am TOADphd:

not even Mickey Dolenz
  3:24am TOADphd:

are fontained dc some kind of comedy act?
  3:30am River:

What a strange song. Reminds of David Lynch's musical output.
  3:55am Gnomon:

Oh hey you could throw in some Camper Van Beethoven, Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart, also about Tanya.
Avatar 🗒 4:15am Don in Tampere:

Good morning from Finland! Big news this week, other than Covid cases climbing, was that Finland is going to purchase a load of F35 fighters from the US. Got mixed feelings about this. Fundamentally I hate spending money on things designed to kill people and this would add up to about 2000 EUR per resident. On the other hand I did notice that this decision (in a country that has a very long border with Russia and was invaded over that border) came after Russia started setting up troops at the Ukrainian border.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32am Brian D:

Don, I hadn't heard that. Yeah, weapons of war... But I know your countrymen have reason to fear Russia.
Avatar 🗒 4:41am Don in Tampere:

Yeah. And one thing that I really don't get is how many left-wingers in Europe support Putin consistently. IMHO, Russia is the biggest fascist country in the world right now (though the Trump wing of the Republicans might like to set up fascism in the US, they've not succeeded as far as I can tell). I don't know if it's due to nostalgic feelings toward the former USSR, or a visceral hatred of the US, but it makes no sense to me.
Avatar 🗒 4:44am Don in Tampere:

To be clear, I would certainly place myself left of center too, but that's an additional reason not to trust Putin, who has ignored national soverignty, fought free speech, and persecuted sexual minorities.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:45am Brian D:

I'm with you on Putin, Don. And far left of center myself. Putin has nothing to do with Marx or Trotsky, even if those guys are your bag.
Avatar 🗒 4:50am Don in Tampere:

I'm probably more into the democratic socialism camp, though Marx was and remains a brilliant and important thinker who couldn't foresee how things would develop, but certainly didn't expect communism to emerge first from an agrarian, feudalistic society. But despite that, I find it kind of cool and interesting that what is allegedly the only Lenin museum in western Europe is right here in Tampere, where he spent some time, and even met Stalin for the first time. And one of the first things he did after taking power was make Finland independent, on Dec 6, 1918
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53am Brian D:

Did not know about the Lenin museum in Tampere. I read a thing a while back that Lenin, when he lived in London, used to spend all his time in the British Museum, writing and doing research. Say what you will, not enough political leaders do that now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57am Brian D:

By that I mean, being that thoughtful. Most, at least here in the US, barely read.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00am FletcherNYC:

Just joining, but so glad you played FeMale GeNius!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02am Brian D:

Welcome Fletcher. And thanks. Yeah, love that record.
  5:03am Cooh John:

A rare visit to your wonderful show, Brian D.💥
Avatar 🗒 5:03am Don in Tampere:

Indeed. Obama was one of the last intellectual politicians in the US and was also one of the first in a while. (Not that it's an automatic solution: Woodrow Wilson was an intellectual but also an awful racist.) It's maybe not quite as bad over here but the trend is in that direction. But a positive sign was Germany appointing a professor of episemiological economics as minister of health in the new government. I hope he can get the escalating Covid situation there under control. I just had to cancel my planned Christmas trip to my adopted hometown of Frankfurt because of the pandemic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09am Brian D:

Thank you @Cooh John. Glad to have you. And sorry to hear that, Don. About Frankfurt, I mean. And spot on about Obama and Wilson, though the former was/is certainly intelligent but flawed as well (though not as flawed as Wilson).
  5:10am Cooh John:

I hear what you are saying Don and Brian. I buy books faster than I can read them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12am Brian D:

That is a problem, @Cooh. Especially for those of us with small abodes. Like the Currents Clan.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:22am Brian in UK:

Hello Brian & listeners.

Don, I read that your leader apologised for going out clubbing. At least you have someone who has it within themselves to apologise unlike this country.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28am Brian D:

But there was wine and cheese, Brian ;-)
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:29am Brian in UK:

....and no doubt waffer thin mints.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42am I k e:

Hi all! @Don, there are a small number of those oddball Put*n-loving leftists here too. We call them tankies. I just figure they can’t let go of the good old days when the USSR was… ugh.. so great?!? Puzzling indeed since Vlad isn’t exactly hiding that he’s a virulently homophobic billionaire oligarch.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46am Brian D:

Riding on horse, bare-chested, is a dead giveaway, you'd think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50am Ike:

A liberal NJ guy I know is dating a Russian lady in southern Brooklyn and he says she really likes Vlad’s whole tough-guy shtick, that it really appeals to old-fashioned Russian women, that he comes across as suave. Yikes. I can’t see this relationship lasting. Especially since he can never find a parking spot in Bensonhurst, LOL.
Avatar 🗒 5:51am Don in Tampere:

My bookshelf is also running out of space, like mu record and CD shelves. But lately I've been buying lots of books as epubs for my e-book reader (NOT a Kindle, I refuse to support Amazon). Since I live in a Finnish-speaking country and usually read books in English or German, it is a lot easier to get the books I want to read.. Ike, didn't know the work tankies, but sounds good. In Germany they're called Putinversteher.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am Ike:

Some leftists may also spend so much time reading about the horrors committed worldwide by the CIA that it may have broken their brains. Which is sort of understandable, it’s a long and nauseating list. I wonder if it’s natural to want to take a side or believe some big power somewhere is inherently good. So most tankies also deny that Uighurs are being put in concentration camps or that HK democracy protestors are “real”. They’re all CIA plants, apparently! I mean, wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am Brian D:

Yikes, Ike. I'm glad I don't know any of those people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Brian D:

Thank you all for joining me today! Stay safe and have a great week.
  6:00am listener phillip (in the bronx):

Good morning Carol Crow😁
Avatar 6:01am Avrilinmay:

that ending music was AMAZING
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