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Options March 21, 2008: March 21 2008 feat Conspiracy of Beards + LeE from Neighborhood Public Radio

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Billy N Bryce into Finger Bangerz  freestyle intro (BnB) + Unheard Of (F.bangerz)   Options Vi-R-Us  Fingerbangerz Records          0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Captain Rock  you stink   Options to the future rock: rare hip-hop electro 1982-1985            0:06:43 (Pop‑up)
DJ Quest    Questolous    2008      *   0:10:05 (Pop‑up)
Fat Hed  what do we need today?   Options             0:12:15 (Pop‑up)
Conspiracy of Beards (LIVE in studio)  Hallelujah   Options         Check out their website www.conspiracyofbeards.com or their MySpace or to see the art of their late great friend who inspired them to form the group visit www.peterkadyk.org  *   0:15:23 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:

interview with Conspiracy of Beards   Options







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Conspiracy of Beards (LIVE)  chelsea hotel (live)   Options             0:28:46 (Pop‑up)
Conspiracy of Beards (LIVE in studio)  everybody knows   Options performing tonite @ Bowery Poetry Club @ 7PM, tom @ 3PM at Highline Ballroom + at noon tom. on NPR (more detials in a minute)            0:32:47 (Pop‑up)
Conspiracy of Beards (LIVE in studio)  First We Take Manhattan   Options         CONSPIRACY OF BEARDS When the all male, a capella vocal group Conspiracy of Beards, who do exclusively covers of Leonard Cohen songs, formed five years ago they had no intention of doing more than one gig and becoming an actual group. But this unique San Francisco collective, who first got together in honor of a dying friend's wish originally intending to do just a one-off gig, have not just stayed together but grown in both membership and popularity. More importantly the Beards, who began as an octet but currently number 30 members - 25 of whom will be performing two dates this weekend in New York, have become more than just a group. They've become a supportive community of individuals brought together by the music of Leonard Cohen and their late friend's dream. "Peter Kadyk was a shining inspiration for a lot of us. He died at age 30 of HIV," said the Beards' musical director Daryl Henline. "And it had been a vision of Peter's that a bunch of men with long beards singing the songs of Leonard Cohen would form," added original member Andrew Kushin. "Personally I think in Peter's mind it was all mixed up with some scenes from (Russian film director) Tarkovsky's cutting room floor; something from a dark, frozen, 19th century Russian winter. Somber, grey, and hairy, harsh shadows and all that. The grave visual, eastern companion to Cohen's poems," he said with Henline recalling that, "After he died, Peter's wife Annah said to Pete's brother Pat and me 'Why don't you guys put that choir together.'" And hence the Conspiracy of Beards was born. And the fact that not all of its members had beards or, for that matter, had singing experience didn't stop them. With practice, under the guidance of the musically trained Henline, they honed their sound and broadened their styles of interpreting songs of Leonard Cohen's including "Chelsea Hotel" and "Tower of Song" in deliveries that range from barbershop, traditional mens choir type of arrangement, to classical music styles, to jazz and experimental. "Singing Leonard Cohen's music has changed us as people," said Henline. "Even though he might be ironic in some of his words and things. But what we're doing is not ironic at all. If we were just singing the songs of Foreigner or Van Halen or whoever it wouldn't be the same. But Leonard Cohen's music has a very special connection to men. At least to guys like us....guys from many walks of life; tradesmen, computer programmers, people who work in shops and stores, whatever," said the musical director who is a carpenter by trade. The singers meet every Sunday evening for practice, taking the summers off, and every second weekend in September they meet up and head out to the woods of California for a weekend of "feasting and drinking and just hanging out and learning new music around a bonfire" and welcoming new members to their open enrollment program. "It's kinda like a men's organization for guys who don't normally join men's organizations," laughed Henline. "It's an exercise in community. Music has brought us together but when we got together we found more than we were looking for. We found a sense of community." Conspiracy of Beards at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, 7PM, Friday March 21, and at the Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St., Saturday March 22 at 3PM. Both shows $10    0:35:36 (Pop‑up)
Conspiracy of Beards (LIVE in studio)  Bird On a Wire   Options             0:46:32 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  I'm Singin'   Options     1993        0:51:03 (Pop‑up)
Talib Kweli  Hostile Gospel pt. 1   Options     2008      *   0:54:13 (Pop‑up)
Guru feat Mr Lif  no need for stress   Options Guru's Jazzmataz: the Timebomb mix CD (produced by the Solar)    2008      *   0:59:28 (Pop‑up)
Neighborhood Public Radio interview  Elaine Abrams & Aaron Schecter interview on NPR   Options from a broadcast last week on NPR as part of their "American Life" installation - part of the Whitney Biennial    2008    this air-check was brought in by LeE Montgomery (NPR) who is in the studio and about to go on mic  *   1:02:41 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Jinx Lennon 

Fireplace Itis   Options

Know your station gouger nation!!! 

septic tiger 



outta Ireland - www.jinxlennon.com 


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Kenny Dope the Unreleased Project feat. Schreechy Dan  boomin in ya jeep   Options             1:12:33 (Pop‑up)
DJ ALF  4:19   Options             1:16:17 (Pop‑up)
Luniz (remix by Aphrodite)  ij got five on it   Options             1:17:15 (Pop‑up)
Aphrodite  underworld (ruffed up version)   Options             1:23:52 (Pop‑up)
Bass Dominator meets Elaine Abrams & Aaron Schecter                1:28:25 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
LeE Montgomery interview 






NPR's LeE and Jesse @ WFMU studios (visit Jesse's website: www.jesamynelovell.com) 


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Jinx Lennon  st. brigdet's shrine   Options Know your station gouger nation!!!            2:00:24 (Pop‑up)
Crystal Castles  Magic Spells + Air War   Options Crystal Castles    2008      *   2:03:30 (Pop‑up)
Sir Mix A Lot  square dance rap (power mix)   Options   Nasty Mix  1986  12"      2:08:32 (Pop‑up)
Nas  Halftime   Options             2:14:47 (Pop‑up)
Ultramagnetic MC's  saga of dandy day, the devil and day   Options             2:18:51 (Pop‑up)
Ice Cube album  integration (bit)   Options             2:22:31 (Pop‑up)
Soul Talk  soul talk (rock mix)   Options     1991  12"      2:25:43 (Pop‑up)
Pastor Jeremiah Wright vs Soul Talk  Hillary aint never been called a nigger   Options             2:28:55 (Pop‑up)
Y Love                2:36:26 (Pop‑up)
Dana Bryant  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised   Options             2:36:40 (Pop‑up)
Y-Love  from Brooklyn to Ramale (feat. Soz)   Options this is babylon  Modular Moods  2008      *   2:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Jinx Lennon  guitar - magic wand   Options             2:46:02 (Pop‑up)
Boyz Noize  my head (para one remix)   Options Oi Oi Oi Remixed    2008      *   2:48:08 (Pop‑up)
Wax Audio  God   Options www.waxaudio.com.au    2007    from Australia    2:52:18 (Pop‑up)
            Thanks to Conspiracy of Beards and LeE Montgomery (NPR) for stopping by WFMU for this show. Remember open invite to anyone who wants to stop by NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio) on Saturday (March 22nd) from 11AM to 3PM to get on the air and do whatever. Conspiracy of Beards willl be on around noon singing a few songs. And there will be a drum kit, keyboard, and electric guitar available for anyone who wants to play or bring poetry if you want to read. Whatever you want: open invite to get on the air for a bit - NPR is located at 941 Madison - between 74 & 75th in NYC near Whitney Museum     

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Listener comments!

  3:05pm north guinea hills:

i haven't shaved since i had the flu two weeks ago, so i to, am also a full fledged beardo!
  3:06pm north guinea hills:

I TOO! (damn poor grammar/spelling skills!)
  3:06pm north guinea hills:

and as always, bryce's set killed!!!!...
  3:06pm porkuschopikus:

its not my fault wfmu djs and their cohorts are bearded dorkusmalorkuses
  3:19pm jon the french:

What do I need but such good music to start a good friday evening ?
  3:19pm Sean Daily:

Fifth comment! Woo hoo!
  3:20pm porkuschopikus:

LIVE in studio???????? will you take a picture?
  3:34pm Lisa Michelle:

Hey Billy Jam! Long time no hear:-)
  3:35pm Geoffrey Loranger:

Way to go, Richard!!!
  3:38pm sahak:

whats up billy
  3:39pm maria:

rawkin AWeOME show today MR Billy Jam!!
  3:40pm maria:

I Meant to say Awesome
  3:40pm jason:

whoa this beard thing rules... beards takeover!!!
  3:40pm north guinea hills:

a beard conspiracy is always a good conspiracy!
  3:50pm jon the french:

Maybe just a beard... or a beer... Don't know...
  3:52pm north guinea hills:

during lunch i had a beard in my beer, thankfully it was mine.
  3:56pm Marisa:

Beards + Biz Markie = sonic heaven at work. Bless you Billy Jam
  3:56pm sahak:

biz markie is awesome
  3:58pm djspiderman:

dam this extra hour difference my beard is an hour behind everyone else .
ahhh still time to Jam me up good....
  4:00pm jonathan:

i want to leave work and put my beard in a beer.
  4:07pm sahak:

  4:11pm ChrisVB:

in rainbows
  4:18pm ChrisVB:

Saul Williams requested from Niggy Tardust
  4:20pm Sean Daily:

Chong sez: "Aw, he can't hold it in..."
  4:25pm ChrisVB:

No need to honor my request. You're doing fine.
  4:28pm Jessica:

Is it me, or does this sound like Kemistry & Storm are at least dancing around in the background?
  4:31pm Jessica:

ChrisVB - come out to Slim's tonight!
BillyJ - {hearts}
  4:38pm fighttheJCityWay:

leave Babylon billy leave Babylon
  4:44pm jonathan:

in providence, the npr station is sponsered (underwritten) by skoal, among others.
  4:53pm jojo:

this blows, i'm changing to NPR
  4:54pm Ike:

There are a TON of pirates in the NYC area, esp. in Brooklyn, and some of them interfere with WFMU. Most are Caribbean, Haitian, or Latino. I wish they'd back up off of FMU's frequency, or else! OR ELSE! Or else I'll... ummm... yell at them?
  5:06pm ADM:

Ike, just steal their booty.
  5:06pm north guinea hills:

the jinx lennon tracks are supadope!
  5:09pm Biz Markie:

I am dope.
  5:09pm Ike:

More pirate info: Apparently the 90.9 one that interferes with FMU is called Frito Destra. Or maybe that's the name of the guy who runs it? It is (or was) at 1431 Flatbush Ave.

There are also recent reports of a 91.3 pirate. That's also bad for FMU's signal. Those BASTARDS! Go pick on a commercial station, jeez!
  5:10pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill,

Greetings from the Dub on Good Friday you know what that means.
Thanks for playing the Jinx tracks glad you like the album. It is a dope show really enjoying it and the Conspiaracy of Beards amazing.
  5:12pm porkuschopikus:

hey..thx for all the free radio info--time to blow this popstand and bid you'all adieu until the archives...btw...was that the real IKE or his doppleganger? okay okay--kidding. those comments were far to cohesive and informative for a doppleganger...shit--you are NOT playing the square dance rap...whoa.dosey.doe
  5:15pm ChrisVB:

Jessica, Where is Slims? I'm in Syracuse, NY.
  5:28pm Sean Daily:

Yep, that's just me, one of those hooligans whoopin' it up on Billy Jam.
  5:55pm Ken:

Amazing show BillyJam!
  5:56pm Sean Daily:

No WAY is that Bush. I'm guessing the fickle finger of a sound editor had something to do with that...
  5:58pm frenchee:

it's fantastic! maybe they used that "create your own Bush speech" website?
Great show, Billy Jam.
  5:59pm mace:

lol bush, what a joke he is!
  6:01pm ben:

hilary aint never been called a nigger is wow. unfortunately might end obama's run. white folks be scared
  8:02pm Alexis:

AHHHHH! Billy Jam. You deejay Drum and Bass. Even more to love about you. Thank goodness for the archives. You are appreciated in the Rose City, OR.
  7:58pm JOSH:

  9:14pm tracy bodenshot:

Daryl, trying to reach you. Congrats on your achievements!!!!! Contact me via email or FaceBook. Thanks.
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