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Options January 23, 2022: "I regretted that we were being called upon to fight against something regarded as wrong without at the same time having the conviction that we were defending a way of life that was right."--Eric Ravilious

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Artist Track Album Comments Approx. start time
Dead Can Dance  Anywhere Out of the World   Options Dead Can Dance 1981-1998    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Bauhaus  Nerves   Options In The Flat Field (Expanded)    0:05:04 (Pop‑up)
Joy Division  Atrocity Exhibition   Options Les Bains Douches 18 December 1979    0:12:41 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: TRT-Pentagon declassifies video of Kabul drone strike       0:19:59 (Pop‑up)
Luna  Sleeping Pill   Options Bewitched  R.I.P. Terry Tolkin  0:20:01 (Pop‑up)
Afghan Whigs  My Curse   Options Gentlemen    0:25:45 (Pop‑up)
Dummy  H.V.A.C.   Options Mandatory Enjoyment    0:31:29 (Pop‑up)
Dry Cleaning  Strong Feelings   Options New Long Leg    0:37:07 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: TRT 20th anniversary of Guantanamo Prison       0:42:38 (Pop‑up)
Bush Tetras  Out Again   Options Rhythm And Paranoia: The Best Of Bush Tetras    0:42:41 (Pop‑up)
Naked Raygun  Living In The Good Times   Options Over the Overlords    0:48:51 (Pop‑up)
Bummer  Rareware   Options Dead Horse    0:51:22 (Pop‑up)
Waahli  Rad   Options Soap Opera    1:00:15 (Pop‑up)
Tirzoh feat. Coby Sey  Hive Mind   Options Colourgrade    1:03:35 (Pop‑up)
Theon Cross  We Go Again   Options Intra-I    1:07:37 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: ITV-Court victory for "Colston Four"       1:12:14 (Pop‑up)
Yasmin Williams  Through the Woods   Options Urban Drfitwood    1:13:09 (Pop‑up)
Hawthonn  Circles of Light   Options Earth Mirror    1:18:23 (Pop‑up)
Iran  rekwm (Magnitogorsk remixed by Elio Martusciello)   Options Persis    1:40:27 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: DW-Plastic waste       1:48:44 (Pop‑up)
Elizabeth S.  Measured Greed   Options Gather Love    1:50:35 (Pop‑up)
OHR  Growth Mindset   Options Walk in the Light    1:55:33 (Pop‑up)
Low  Hey   Options HEY WHAT    2:01:01 (Pop‑up)
Toshiyuki Hiraoka  Rewind   Options Waterphone II    2:07:56 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: WWL-Pardon of Homer Plessy       2:09:56 (Pop‑up)
Mark Kirschenmann  Out of Bounds   Options Cybersonic Outreach    2:11:28 (Pop‑up)
  BBC-Coral reef discovered off coast of Tahiti       2:21:34 (Pop‑up)
Mienakunaru  Invisible Hammerblow   Options Blood Sun    2:22:44 (Pop‑up)
Artifacts  In Response To   Options ... And Then There's This    2:26:45 (Pop‑up)
Miles Davis  One and One   Options On the Corner  R.I.P. Badal Roy  2:30:01 (Pop‑up)
Can  Drei   Options Live in Brighton 1975    2:38:04 (Pop‑up)
Kristyl  Morning Glory   Options Kristyl    2:46:30 (Pop‑up)
FeMaLe GeNiuS  Yellow Sunday   Options FeMaLe GeNiuS    2:54:04 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:01am Ryab:

Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05am Scott67:

G'day Brian & Currents Crew
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am Brian D:

Hello all!
Avatar 3:15am UncleMarty:

Good morn B
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23am Brian D:

Marty, Scott, Ryab... Quiet on here today.
Avatar 3:26am Ryab:

Yeah, quiet on this front too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27am Brian D:

Quiet is good... generally.
Avatar 🗒 3:27am Don in Tampere:

Morning all; I slept late, but tuning in now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28am Brian D:

Hello Don!
Avatar 3:43am UncleMarty:

Can anyone expand on Chaise Longue ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44am Brian D:

What I've heard of Wet Leg, I like, Unc.
Avatar 🗒 3:46am Don in Tampere:

Does anyone outside the US really think that Guantanamo was ever necessary, as the reporter claims? I think that keeping it open through now 4 presidents has done more than many things (though it's unfortunately not the only thing) to lower the reputation of the US abroad, at least here in Europe.
Things like the Republican party's brazen attempt to keep control in the face of changing demographics is another one. And Manchin's and Sinema's refusal to make it possible to pass voting rights legislation didn't help either.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49am Brian D:

Sadly, I think she's right about the US, Don. I'd be surprised if 20% of people here care that Guantanamo remains open.
  4:04am tom tom the pipers son:

been listening since dummy.... like what you're playing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am Brian D:

Thank you, TTPS.
Avatar 🗒 4:09am Don in Tampere:

There was a big disconnect between US (and UK) and world opinion at the beginning of the second Iraq war too. I seem to remember that something like 70-80% of people polled in those countries believed the lies about weapons of mass destruction and supported the invasion. In most of the rest of Europe sentiment was more like 70-80% being unconvinced by the claims (most famously stated by then foreign minister Joschka Fischer, in the UN if I recall correctly) and opposing the war. It was also when Rumsfeld formulated that crap about old vs. new Europe, since some of the former Warsaw Pact states (interestingly, mostly the same ones that are now dismantling democracy and serring up authoritarian governments) also supported AMerica's illegal war.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11am Brian D:

The past 20 years of US leadership has been a debacle, Don.
  4:16am tom tom the pipers son:

as much as i like dry cleaning, for the sake iof comparison, when the fall had obscurantist lyrics, i still knew what they were talking about, it had a point of view. with dry cleaning, i don't get that
Avatar 4:25am UncleMarty:

Need for Gitmo ?
Safety - The US managed to inter thousands of Nazis throughout the US without incident
Security- US knows how to supermax thanks to practice on the war on drugs.
"Real reason" - Avoidance of habeas corpus - expected of Bush et al, shame on Obama & Biden
Of course, the torture is a field day for the psychopaths in the "intelligence" industry
One more sign that Western democracies have embraced the resurgence of Fascism with glee...
  4:32am dario:

try the sweet pure leave you will be bouncing of the walls
Avatar 🗒 4:32am Don in Tampere:

As a native South Carolinian, I can recommend ice tea if you make it real rather than buying some instant stiff. Make really strong black tea and either add sugar to taste while still warm (in any case, even really sweet tea probably has much less suger than that carbonated brown stuff) or, as I've started doing, make a sugar syrup and add when it's cold. Anyway, put some ice in your thermos in with the cooled down tea and it should stay cool enough through the show. Though I do seem to remember that Yankees don't really get sweet ice tea :D
Avatar 🗒 4:40am Don in Tampere:

Are there still no restrictions on bars there? I thought that cases were quite high in the US at the moment, though apparently going down some. Things are bad in Finland too (5000-10000 cases a day) but as a result bars and restaurants have to close at 6 pm. Because apparently the virus doesn't wake up until 6 pm..... (actually, it's because it tends to be in the evening when people get really drunk, sloppy and careless).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am Scott67:

Just eating a dinner of Falafel Kebab from my local Turkish Take Away.. With a beer!
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43am Brian D:

@Don, no, we "northerners" don't get sweet tea... And there are few restrictions here in NYC/NJ (though you must be vaxxed) and NO restrictions in most of the rest of the US. Hence, the ongoing disaster. And, sounds yummy @Scott. Enjoy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44am Ike:

I’m a green tea addict and over time I’ve become a bit of a tea snob. Once you’ve had the half-decent loose-leaf green stuff from a place like Ten Ren in Chinatown, the cheap teabags taste like dishwater. And then if you get hooked on the good loose-leaf stuff from an online tea store like Little Red Cup or the really good stuff from Silk Road Teas, then you’ve leveled up again, and then even Ten Ren seems off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:46am Brian D:

Ike! Greetings, sir. And spot on about tea. Porto Rico has decent teabags, but I'm drinking (a popular commercial brand). Also, per our discussion on Anna Karenina last week, the translation I'm reading is by Rosemary Edmunds. English, but still saucy bits, as you put it.
Avatar 🗒 4:47am Don in Tampere:

When I still made it to New York now and then, Ten Ren was always a "must-do" stop.
Surprisingly, most of my Finnish friends (who are far more northern than anyone in the US outside Alaska) have liked ice tea when I've made it, which is usually in the summer and on New Year's Day to go with the blackeyed peas and greens. How a South Carolina native ended up in a latitude somewhere about 2/3 of the way up Hudson Bay is another story for another time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51am Brian D:

I haven't been to Ten Ren in at least 2 years.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:52am fred:

Good morning Brian and listeners. I saw four concerts this week, something that used to be a regular occurrence but hadn't happened in almost two years
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53am Brian D:

Good morning, Fred. And congrats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55am Brian D:

An example of the plastic waste problem, for those interested: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar 🗒 4:55am Don in Tampere:

Concerts were making a comeback here until omicron hit, even managed to have a few gigs with my band. But will venues closing at 6 pm and no culture of afternoon gigs here, there's no chance at the moment. Good thing we have good cross country skiing conditions at the moment.
Avatar 🗒 5:00am Don in Tampere:

I used to work for the (no longer existing) chemical company Hoechst, and the first thing any of the top managers would ask when we came up with a new technology in research (like OLEDs, organic solar cells) was whether you could put it onto plastic. While there are good arguments for plastic foils in some cases, their only interests were the D-Mark signs in their eyes.
There's been a fair amount of work done on moving away from petroleum-based to bio-derived and compostable plastics, with some promising results. I've been part of a project here in Finland that includes looking at some of these materials for use in electronics. If anyone really wants to nerd out, you can read about it here: www.ecotronics.fi...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02am Brian D:

Great work, Don. Good luck with it.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:03am fred:

As for mask wearing, it was maybe 10% at first show, half at the second, 90% at the last 2. That tracked the politics of the audience more than their age (here it maps in a different way than in the US)
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:04am Brian in UK:

Hello Brian & early birds.

Ike was given some Gunpowder Green & Sencha teas for Christmas. Lapsang is still a favourite with me.

fred, great news about seeing concerts. Good for the soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04am Scott67:

Love ya work Don!πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ»
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06am Scott67:

Fred, TRASH CULT has had to cancel a whole month of Bands. Omicron is kicking arse downunder.
Avatar 🗒 5:07am Hoboken Jack:

Good morning Brian, not-morning Scott67, all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09am Scott67:

G'day Brian. Have you been doing a Raindance for a few days mate? Soggy Ashes is no fun.
I heard that the Cricket isn't broadcast free to air in Britai? If so, that is fucked up mate!!
Avatar 🗒 5:10am Don in Tampere:

fred, what country are you in? In both Finland and Germany there is a strong correlation between covidiocy and right-wing politics, as in the US, but there are very weird alliances between neo-Nazis with crystal hippies etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:10am Scott67:

G'day Jack! Yep 9:10pm Sunday night here mate.
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Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:11am fred:

@Scott: Here the audience has to be seated, so that makes shows hard to pull off financially. Any news about the show?
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:13am Brian in UK:

Scott, did you see the ODI result in the West Indies yesterdays. Oh boy.
Used to be free to air but not now. Aussies did the basics well and the subs stepped up. We were woeful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13am Brian D:

Belated hello @Brian and @Jack! And @Scott, what does that mean for your Sheena Stream show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16am Scott67:

Fred, I made a Punk style poster for it mate. But gotta get my head around that Broadcast Software. Yeah, I know it's the same story πŸ˜‰ But I am an analog boy in a digital landscape. Even my Poster is cut & paste (literally) & photocopied. Hopefully we are up next Saturday, NY time.
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Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:18am fred:

@Don: I'm in France, here anti-mask is prominent on both far-right and far-left. Opposition to vaccines adds the Green/Vegan constituency (nothing new there). I'm sadly out of touch with anarchists these days, but they're probably divided as a matter of principle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21am Scott67:

Brian, doesn't influence the Show mate. But "TRASH CULT" is also a Record Store / Bar & Band Room. So doesn't stop Mick & I recording the TRASH CULT Show. Just the capacity limits make it unprofitable for the Bands. & 100% of ticket sales go to the Bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:22am Scott67:

Didn't see that Brian. For the dreaded "Pay TV" reason.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24am Scott67:

Ooops! I'm Brian & my DJ's Brian.
Gunna have to give ya nicknames!
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Avatar 🗒 5:24am Don in Tampere:

I think the greens here are mostly pro-science, but probably lots of the anti-vaxxers on the hippie side of things are vegan. But so are a lot of pro-science people. I think it's still mainly the right-wing here despite the odd alliances. A recent poll showed that most of the anti-vaxxers here also voted for the True Finns, and next in line were the Christian Democrat (who are a right-wing theocratic party here, nothing like the CDU in Germany) voters. If I recall correctly, the highest percentage of vaccine supporters was among green voters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24am Brian D:

Glad the show is still a go, Scott.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27am Scott67:

Cheers Brian D! I will make sure it ain't worth the wait mate.
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28am Ike:

@Don, wow @ β€œvery weird alliances between neo-Nazis with crystal hippies etc.” Not totally unfamiliar here in the U.S. β€” when I listen to the QAnon Anonymous podcast, which investigates all the latest Q madness and its deep origins, it becomes clear that many of the new-age types are trending rightwards in recent years, at least in most ways.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28am Brian D:

I'm sure it will be great Scott. I look forward to listening!
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:29am fred:

@Don: Some vegans here oppose regular vaccines because their production uses eggs, and mRNA ones because they are unnatural
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31am Scott67:

✌❀Brian.
Avatar 🗒 5:32am Don in Tampere:

Interesting that vegans don't want eggs to be robbed for vaccines but are quite willing to let possibly millions of people die if a vaccine for a deadly disease (think polio or smallpox for example) is not available.
Avatar 🗒 5:33am Don in Tampere:

I should qualify that: some vegans. I don't think that's a majority of vegans.
Avatar 🗒 5:34am Don in Tampere:

My vegan friends are all very reasonable and were first in line to get their mRNA shots.
Avatar 5:34am UncleMarty:

So good to hear from rest of globe...
Surprised that anti-science conspiracy zealots (Q worshipers) have taken root beyond the US ... yes, Facebook/Twitter are the vectors...
Avatar 5:35am TDK60:

Good morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37am Scott67:

Vegans also don't seem to mind owning Pets for pleasure. But forcing them to eat a purely vegetable based diet. I have no problem with Veganism, may even be one eventually. But I have a Dog, so consider that Animal exploitation. & not allowing it to be a natural carnivore, Animal Cruelty.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:40am fred:

@Don: their objection isn't usually to the "robbing" of eggs (though some do oppose that), but to the fact that the amount of eggs required for vaccine production requires industrial poultry farms
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41am Brian D:

Greetings, TDK. On vegans and vaccines, NBA star Kyrie Irving has allegedly refused the vax because he's vegan. He's one of like 6 unvaxxed players in the league.
Avatar 5:42am TDK60:

Anti-vaxxers: FU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43am Scott67:

G'day TDK, & right on mate!
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Avatar 5:45am TDK60:

Scott67. How goes? I got up early here in NYC.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:45am Brian in UK:

Scott, you can call me Handsome Johnny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47am Scott67:

TDK, it's a hot old Sunday night down here. Total opposite to how your 5:45am in NYC must feel mate.
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47am Brian D:

And you can call me "Face for Radio Brian."
Avatar 5:47am Avrilinmay:

appreciating (once again) the unusual-sounds-for-the-morning, in the morning. Cannot tell if it is my wfmu diet,for the last few years, or just the way it was always supposed to be ... and there is no need for knowing really
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48am Scott67:

Hee hee! Spunky Johny!πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™
Avatar 5:49am TDK60:

Hot one eh, Scott 67. Very cold here. Avrilinmay I can say WFMU has alwasy been "unusual" since I started listening in 1967.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49am Brian D:

Honored to keep up the non-tradition tradition @Avril.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:49am Scott67:

& FrankenBrian! πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:50am Ciggy:

I woke up at 5am after an exhaustive few hours watching my Green Bay Packers lose.. It's good to see you play Sleeping Pill from Luna. The song always focuses my mind on reality. Love. Happy Sunday morning to you all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51am Scott67:

Shit TDK, that's when I was born. I will be 55 on Feb 6.
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Avatar 5:51am Avrilinmay:

TDK60: oh yes. I definitely got that.
in case my wording was a bit unclear (not a native English speaker) but I meant ... anyway not that important to clarify. Most important is : YES to the non-traditional ! :)))

and morning you all :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52am Scott67:

G'day Avril.πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™πŸŒ»
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:53am Brian in UK:

Avrilinmay, it is the joy in hearing music that you have never heard before, then along comes another one. Listening to someone elses selections is part of the fun.

TDK60 stay wrapped up, first night for a week with no frost here.
Avatar 5:54am TDK60:

Hi Brian in UK. Oh yes, wrapped.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:54am Brian in UK:

Scott, two weeks today. Early HBD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am Scott67:

Cheers Spunky Johny!πŸ»πŸ˜ŽπŸ€™
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am Brian D:

Good morning, Ciggy. Love Sleeping Pill.
  5:57am Simone:

Oops, didn't know that The Cure were Kristyl fans?? That was shockingly close to 'Boys Don't Cry'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Brian D:

Thank you all for joining me. Stay well. Have a great week. Peace.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:58am fred:

Thanks Brian
Avatar 5:58am TDK60:

Thanks Brian. I do listen via archive later, sometimes!
Avatar 5:58am Avrilinmay:

@Brian in UK: definitely.
Also, you have no idea (well maybe you do :p) what it is like living being able to listen to something like this EVERYDAY, in contrast with all of the Past, especially before the internet, where one depended on sh.... bland repetitive tv/national radio programming. Truly the One undisputable highlight of "the future" :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59am Scott67:

Forecast 35Β°C tomorrow & 37Β°C the day after. But Western Australia has had 6 days of 40Β°C plus days in a row.
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Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:00am Scott67:

Thanks Brian! βœŒπŸ˜ŽπŸ€™β€
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