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Options May 1, 2022: "I could fake it... but I'd still want more"

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Massive Attack  Dissolved Girl   Options Mezzanine    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Tirzah  Tectonic   Options Colourgrade    0:06:21 (Pop‑up)
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros  Midnight Jam   Options Streetcore    0:11:41 (Pop‑up)
Thin Lizzy  The Boys Are Back In Town   Options Thin Lizzy at the BBC    0:18:58 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: WION-US left weapons in Afghanistan       0:23:48 (Pop‑up)
Foxhall Stacks  Surround   Options The Half Stack EP    0:25:39 (Pop‑up)
Diat  Nightmare   Options Positive Energy    0:29:07 (Pop‑up)
Repo Man  Paid For Hands   Options I Can Live With It If You Can, Son    0:33:31 (Pop‑up)
3rd Secret  Lies Fade Away   Options 3rd Secret    0:39:24 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: Reuters-approaching US mid-term elections       0:43:00 (Pop‑up)
Seam  This Ain't No Picnic   Options Our Band Could Be Your Life - A Tribute To D. Boon And The Minutemen by Various Artists    0:44:30 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
James Murphy 

Golden Years   Options

While We're Young motion picture soundtrack 

 

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Gogol Bordello  Madagascar-Roumania (Tu Jésty Fáta)   Options East Infection    0:54:32 (Pop‑up)
Damon Locks and Black Monument Ensemble  From a Spark to a Fire   Options Where Future Unfolds    1:01:11 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: 7NEWS-New plan to save koalas       1:07:12 (Pop‑up)
Misty  Leavin'   Options Tickets For Doomsday: Heavy Psychedelic Funk And Soul, Ballads & Dirges 1970-1975    1:08:31 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
James Murphy 

Golden Years   Options

While We're Young motion picture soundtrack 

 

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LICE (featuring Fever 103°)  Persuader (Fever 103° Remix)   Options MP3 
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Studded Left  You're Welcome To It   Options Popular Intuition 
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  Clip: ABC News Australia-UN Warns of status of Australian citizens in Syria       1:32:17 (Pop‑up)
Ministry  Stigmata   Options The Land of Rape and Honey 
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Bobby Volkman  The New Beautiful Call   Options Yellows 
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Fabiano do Nascimento  Ykytu   Options Ykytu 
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OHR  Heaven   Options Walk in the Light 
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  Hollywood   Options Ghosteen    2:01:55 (Pop‑up)
WEEED  Into the Light   Options Green Roses Vol. 1    2:16:09 (Pop‑up)
Squid  Rodeo   Options Town Centre EP    2:22:31 (Pop‑up)
  Clip: ABC News NY-Earth Day protest disrupts printing plant       2:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Roberto Laneri  Love Is   Options South of No Border    2:29:48 (Pop‑up)
Ornette Coleman  Lonely Woman   Options The Shape of Jazz To Come    2:42:47 (Pop‑up)
Don Cherry  Human/The Machine Age   Options The Summer House Sessions    2:47:42 (Pop‑up)


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Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46am McGroovey:

I find myself awake at 2:45, about to go to bed. It took me more than two hours to get home from Brooklyn! Weekend subway service sucks!
  3:01am Eric the Hat:

Whattup Brian.
  3:01am Eric the Hat:

Happy Beltane
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:05am fred:

I always think of Mezzanine as a cold record, because I once walked home in a snowstorm listening to it. Deserted streets, stranded cars, even the one abandoned truck just fit, and it stuck with me
  3:06am Eric the Hat:

Fred
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07am Brian D:

McGroovey, miss you brother. Who were you out seeing? Hello Eric, Fred.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:09am fred:

"Constant war between good and evil" reminded me of "Uncompromising War on Art Under the Dictatorship of the Proletariat " for some reason
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09am Ike:

@McG, let me guess: L train? I was there last night just before it went out of service all weekend for construction and everybody was confused. Also a bunch of the turnstiles weren't taking Metrocards, only OMNY, which was random.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15am Brian D:

Ahhh, the MTA.
  3:16am LiXiviated Life:

Glowing with the current
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16am McGroovey:

Ayup. L train. Google maps said the M was running to midtown. "Oh, that makes sense! Subbing for the L train!" But it was a lie. The M was doing the usual M train nighttime thing. So I had to take 4 trains to get to the Port Authority (L, M, J, N), instead of the L to the A, because the A at night creeps me out, and there was construction on the A also, when I was on my way to Brooklyn. Moral: all subway lines are under construction, and you should drive your car. No car? Tuff luck.

Creek & Kills and 3 other bands and some comedians were doing an abortion rights benefit show at Purgatory, which is near the Wilson Ave L stop.
Avatar 3:17am Hubig Pie:

These are the times that try men's souls
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17am McGroovey:

But now I have to go to sleep, because I actually have a busy day tomorrow.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:18am fred:

I envy your transit system (seriously). Over here, subways stop between midnight and 1am, and the line I take has been stopping around 10pm for 4 years. Not ideal after shows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am McGroovey:

These are the trains that try men's soles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19am McGroovey:

But not knowing how long it will take you to get somewhere is a real aggravation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am Brian D:

Nice one McGroovey. Fred, Paris Metro?
  3:20am LiXiviated Life:

“Glowing”
hmmm …
Not my intended word,
but I’ll take it
as a happy accident
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:20am Brian D:

Happy to see you, Lix.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:21am fred:

@McGroovey: We often say that RATP (the Paris MTA) means "rentre avec tes pieds" ("walk home")
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21am McGroovey:

I live Thin Lizzy. Have we talked about this, Brian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21am Ike:

@fred, actually yes, when I visited Berlin, my reaction was, "Whaddya mean, the train stops running late at night?!?" Ours is a quite unusual system, but the catch is that they have no regular time to maintain and clean the tracks, so there is all kinds of weird, confusing rerouting and random shutdowns late at night and on weekends. To their credit, free shuttle buses often run in place of any trains that are out of service, and IF you are good at mazes and remember to check the MTA website, *usually* you can figure it out. Kind of. Mostly. If you're great at geography and puzzles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22am McGroovey:

Love
  3:23am LiXiviated Life:

We’re talking transport tonight?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25am Brian D:

We have not discussed our mutual love/live for Thin Lizzy, McGroovey.
Avatar 3:26am Hubig Pie:

Charlie got on the train but he never got off. He still riding it nonstop, like Homer on the monorail
  3:27am LiXiviated Life:

or are we talking about systems ?
  3:28am LiXiviated Life:

or
is this an examination of
our expectations?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29am McGroovey:

Well, right now if try to talk you into playing Horslips, except I do have to go to sleep.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:29am fred:

@Ike: There are also free shuttle buses here when trains shut down early for construction. But only in rich areas, so I'm out of luck
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30am McGroovey:

I'd try...

I really hate autocorrect.
  3:30am Eric the Hat:

On that note…I’ll say I miss the city when it was full of people who lived there despite having to risk their lives to get anywhere without the internet. Made it affordable for the people from the area to even attend shows. Goodnight guys. I’m gonna sleep before that terrible disc rises. Peace in the…
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:31am fred:

@McGroovey: Listener Northguineahills calls it autocarrot, I like it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32am McGroovey:

I've never heard Diat before, but I dig it, and I want to headbang, but I really do have to go to sleep, before you okay Horslips.
  3:32am LiXiviated Life:

“Charlie got on the train but he never got off.”
This prompts a thought.
If you expire on the train
you will never leave the train
you can only be removed
from the train.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33am McGroovey:

Play. Before you PLAY Horslips.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33am Brian D:

I left my soul on the A train.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:35am fred:

Repo Man sound like a chill MES
Avatar 3:38am Hubig Pie:

Always request a transfer stub cuz you never know
  3:38am LiXiviated Life:

the train / subway
will at times
create in my soul
feelings of
great compassion.
  3:42am LiXiviated Life:

at these times
the ghost of Whitman
follows me through the turnstile
and we lean against the tile walls
vibrating with the masses
Avatar 3:45am Hubig Pie:

We're all doomed but this music is beautiful
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:46am fred:

@Lix: I often find you annoying, but you're nailing it tonight
  3:47am LiXiviated Life:

This moment
beautified
by Minutemen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49am Ike:

Sometimes I have too, @fred, but since Lixy started irritating DJ All Ukrainians Are Nazis and Putin Is Wonderful, I've decided maybe Lixy is pretty cool.
  3:51am LiXiviated Life:

@fred
Thank you
and
please accept my apologies.
I don’t intend to annoy folks.
Im just happy to be able to be here.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:52am fred:

@Ike: I know, I get back into his show then he plays RT and I just don't get it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56am Brian D:

Interview with Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:56am fred:

@lix: don't apologize, your poetry is nice, it only gets annoying when you post a lot, and when you add that you're not even listening, that's obnoxious
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56am Brian D:

Dare I ask, who is "DJ All Ukrainians Are Nazis and Putin Is Wonderful?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58am Brian D:

A hint at least?
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 3:58am fred:

@Brian: Don't go there, it would not bring anything good
  4:02am LiXiviated Life:

@Ike
Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02am Brian D:

Message received.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03am Ike:

I probably should not have said that. Actually a really skilled DJ and seems very nice in person, yet incredibly confrontational and quick to anger on social media, so I never know what to do with my outrage.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:03am fred:

I like how the station brings me positions and music I don't like, opens my mind. I read conservative sites for that reason
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05am Ike:

@fred, kudos to you for that. I can only skim the conservative headlines before my blood pressure starts going through the roof.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:08am fred:

@Ike!: I actually read Dreher, how's that for blood pressure workout?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08am Brian D:

'Nuff said, Ike. Forget I asked.
  4:09am tak:

howlin
  4:14am tak:

aka going to work on may day
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:17am fred:

It always struck me as odd yet obvious that May Day is not a thing in the US, while its US origin is ignored in EU countries that do observe it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22am Brian D:

That's "by design," Fred. The US government obscured Mayday as a way of suppressing the labor movement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23am Brian D:

Gogol Bordello/Primus charity project: www.guitarworld.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23am _Ike_:

BTW @Brian, did you hear about the Wash Post reporter who did a story on the conservative anti-LGBTQ aggregator LibsOfTikTok and then got smeared by Tucker Carlson who apparently made up bizarre conspiracy theories about her? There was a really interesting interview with the reporter on the QAnon Anonymous podcast recently.
  4:23am tak:

that just means you lost that fight fred. your great great grandpappies went fisticuffs over it
  4:24am LiXiviated Life:

Sadly,
America will never celebrate workers
(unless of course theres money in it).
  4:26am tak:

i do remember it being a big deal 10years ago when a supermarket chain decided to open on this day, and nowadays no one bats an eye at most mass businesses operating as usual (w holiday pay). So, fight kinda lost here too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:26am Brian D:

Letizia Battaglia obit: www.theguardian.com...
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:26am fred:

@Brian: That part makes sense, the Euro side less so, especially from anarchists disavowing that heritage. Though anarchists and sense... let's agree to split
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28am Brian D:

@Ike, I did hear about that. Said WaPo reporter had to go into hiding for a bit. Tucker Carlson has been making a habit of putting journalists with whom he disagrees in harm's way. You'd think at least some of his coworkers would speak up.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:30am fred:

@Brian: If they speak up, they're ex coworkers, disgruntled too
  4:32am tak:

oldest anarchist publication here (s.1919) had its origin in a union (that still exists)
  4:33am Alan Waites:

good morning all. London Calling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34am Brian D:

Hello Alan. Welcome.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:34am fred:

@tak: I'm weak for sure, and you are strong, what's your point
Avatar 4:35am Onion:

STIGMATA
  4:35am tak:

my point had absolutely nothing personal to do with you and this fun chat is over.
  4:35am Alan Waites:

cheers Brian
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 4:39am fred:

I'm an asshole, so I leave
  4:40am LiXiviated Life:

When I read about truly courageous people
like Letizia Battaglia
I try to determine
what the source of their
strength is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:44am Ike:

We’re probably all arseholes or bungholes or wangbutts at one point or another. It’s the Internet, whaddya want?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:48am Brian D:

Ike, truer words...
Avatar 4:55am tak:

to clarify myself, and because I dont want anyone to leave, I missed the post where you said you were from Paris. I am as confused by the lack of US observance as you are, that was my point, but Brian put it way better.
And to further correct myself, they went to the Opera in Paris! [Metro] workers in Paris are one of the reasons I have so many rights in my own country nowadays.
great music, strong pics
Avatar 4:55am Onion:

I'm sorry I got here too late to participate in the squabble. Beautiful music Brian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56am Brian D:

Glad you like tak. And hello Onion and thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58am Ikė:

Thanks Brian. BTW, as a copyeditor, should I be looking anywhere for new gigs besides LinkedIn and the other usual suspects?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58am Brian D:

Mediabistro, for one. There's a weekly email newsletter called Writers Weekly that has good stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59am Ikė:

Noted! Much appreciated!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:02am Brian D:

There's another email list called Communo (I think), but I've never gotten gigs off of it. Might just be me, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06am dday:

Ghosteen. A stunning work of art by Mr. Cave
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:07am Paulo AD:

Hiyaaa a Bri, how are you :)
Avatar 5:07am Lixiviated Life:

In 61 days, my life of work will end.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:08am Paulo AD:

Just got back to the hotel for a refresher aka keri is flat out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:08am dday:

Congrats Lix. It will take a bit of getting used to...but what doesn't?
Avatar 5:10am Lixiviated Life:

I’m a bit unsteady about it.
The first step is the hardest I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12am Brian D:

Hey Paulo!
Avatar 5:12am Lixiviated Life:

Got to tune out for a bit.
Thank you all.
See ya later
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:13am dday:

Lix: & rightly so. It was tough for me to stop (way earlier than I had planned to) as I really enjoyed what I did until I destroyed my back falling 17' & landing on the ladder with my chest. After that work was torture. I still miss the work, not the politics that went with it
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:26am Paulo AD:

Brian, never has your set ever felt so fresh :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29am Brian D:

Thanks Paulo. You must be tired ;-)
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:30am Paulo AD:

I'm running on 4 hours sleep. But I cannot stop eating. Just had frog..... Wasn't good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31am Brian D:

Doesn't taste like chicken?
  5:32am kevlicki:

Happy May Day Brian and all!
Avatar 5:33am Fredericks:

Paulo AD: Did you cook the frog first?
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:34am Paulo AD:

I like frog, I've had it before.. This was mega overcooked
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:34am Paulo AD:

Banh mi count is 3 hahah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34am Brian D:

It's not easy being green.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34am Brian D:

Hey Kev.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:35am Paulo AD:

This is whwre I'm listening you to Brian imgur.com...
Avatar 5:37am Fredericks:

This Roberto Laneri is kind of hypnotic.
Avatar 5:38am Fredericks:

I thought he said this is Kermit. Frogs on the brain, I guess.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:38am Paulo AD:

This is us incase you missed it earlier imgur.com...
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:39am Paulo AD:

imgur.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44am Brian D:

Bangkok?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44am Brian D:

Hey @Fredericks, Kermit might have been a better name,
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:45am Paulo AD:

Hanoi
Avatar 5:46am Fredericks:

Ike, when is DJ Pro Poo Tin on the air?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46am Brian D:

My bad, Paulo. Looks great.
  5:47am Michael of Cologne:

Delightful show and chat list, Brian. Thanks for the accompaniment to my Sunday morning rituals, six hours ahead of NYC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48am Brian D:

Hello Michael and thank you. Cologne/Koln is a lovely place to be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55am Brian D:

I'm nearly outta here, folks. Thanks for joining me. Be nice to Ebba for those of you sticking around. Stay safe and well and have a great week.
Avatar 🗒 Swag For Life Member 5:56am Paulo AD:

Tha ks Brian, great show as always
  5:58am mr 6:

Hey
I have posted several times in over a week now. The FM signal 91.9 is down please forward this information
  6:07am LiXiviated Life:

Under the just budding forsythia
The house cat
Gray like smoke from a roof
Stops in the shadow.
Two sparrows rise to the bare dogwood,
Unconvinced of impending Spring.
“El gato. I see you there”
and point.
Emerging now with ice blue eyes,
He looks at me then south.
Like smoke,
Gone
  6:09am LiXiviated Life:

I give up
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