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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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Options March 27, 2009: Live from Limerick

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Vince Mack Mahon + Billy Jam + d OO bs + Cheebah  Shannonside Skratch Intro   Options Take Me Down To The Limerick City  Dell Gone Blues  2010   
Vince Mack Mahon.(Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek)           
Vince Mack Mahon.(Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek)  Viva le Limerick Turntable freestyle   Options        
interview with DnB DJ/label owner Code + DJ Mecca  + Nora Ni Murachu - Organiser of the Tweak Electronic Arts Festival   Options        
DJ Mecca (L) + Code (at their club later that night) 
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Nebula  chords of sorrow   Options   Subtle Audio  2009  12" 
Peter Curtin (Cheebah) + Nora Ni Murachu - Organiser of the Tweak Electronic Arts Festival @ Put The Needle On The Record Live From Limerick afterparty 
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Senses  All Over   Options   Subtle Audio  2005  12"       
Lineage  en esta family   Options from herer and from there  Tuff Paddys  2009  CD 
WFMU: The Sham Wow of Radio brought to you by the other Vince 
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Lineage interview + freestyle           
Alex O'Brien + Miguel Ahumada 
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L-R ?, JC, Alex O'Brien, Pete the Beat loungin' @ Viva 
Vince Mack Mahon.(Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek)  Second Hour 4 Turntable Freestyle   Options over a track by T-Woc       
Vince Mack Mahon (Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek) - Galway turntablist quartet not to be messed it 
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Vince Mack Mahon.(Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek)  Live in Limerick over Blood One + Doobs tracks   Options        
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MC Moley 
Straight outta Shannon True Blood Souljaz 
Quickee with MC Moley + Interview + live set witth True Blood Souljaz (from Shannon:  True Blood Souljaz (from Shannon: HD, Dunnaman, Guide, Mouse, + DJ Glockie   Options        
True Blood Souljaz' HD, Dunnaman, Guide, Mouse, (DJ Glockie not present) 
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Rubberbandits' Blind Boy Boat Club  Live from limerick interview / freestyle   Options        
Limerick rap superhero Blind Boy Boat Club (one half of the Rubberbandits) 
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DJ Pete the Beat @ After Party in the Wicked Chicken 
Jimmy Lyons  Live from limerick   Options        
Jimmy Lyons representing Cork 
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Rob Kelly           
Wexford's own ROb Kelly returns to WFMU 
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Irish hip-hop OG Paul Tarpey (Cheebah) 
JC + Paul Tarpey 
Paul Tarpey (Cheebah) + JC + Dan Sykes (Viva Studios) + Johnny Doobs interview           
Dan "where's me pants" Sykes (Viva Studios) + Johnny "where's me records" d OO bs @ Wicked Chicken -After Party 
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Side2Shoes  Live from limerick   Options        
Side2Shoes is brothers MC Moley (mic) + Eoin (guitar + vocals) 
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MC Moley + Jay Red  Live from limerick freestyle   Options        
MC Moley (left beatboxing) + Jay Red (right freestyling) 
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Cheebah Shane 
MC Moley + Jay Red  Live from limerick freestyle   Options        
Cork & Galway represent 
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Vince Mack Mahon  Live from limerick turntable freestyle finale   Options        
Four guys named Vince 
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Irish renaissance man -- Music scholar, teacher, journalist, promoter, producer, turntablist, DJ, cool guy Johnny d OO bs spinning @ WIcked Chicken Put The Needle On The Record Live from Limerick After Party 
Outside 46 O'Connell Street at end of night L-R: Alex O'Brien, Tweek, Jimmy Penguin, Johnny Doobs, Miguel Ahumada, + Mikey Fingers 

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Listener comments!

  7:23pm Sean O'Daly:

First Irish comment of March 27th 2009 Woo Hoo, I mean Sham Woo Hoo
  7:28pm Stab City Sam:

hey WFMU listeners back in Ah Mere I kay - Tis time ye's all do what I say. And that is make a limerick - a rhyme - five lines at a time....and put it in the comments below............but leave out Woo Hoo and Dell though -ya know
  5:07am BillyJam:

Greetings from Limerick for WFMU second live from Ireland remote broadcast. Today's live broadcast is 7PM to 10PM local time (Daylight Savings doesn't kick in til Sunday morning over here) where with co-production from WFMU supporters Johnny Doobs and Shane of Cheebah we are doing today's "Put The Needle On The Record" right in the heart of downtown Limerick out of Dan Syke's Viva Music Studios at 46 O'Connell Street with a ton of guests lined up. Invited on today's show include Limerick drum & bass act Code, Nora Ni Murachu (organiser of the city's Tweak Electronic Arts Festival), True Blood Souljaz from Shannon, Brigadier JC, Vince Mack Mahon (Deviant, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingerz and Tweek), MC Moley + Side2Shoes, Lineage, Wexford emcee Rob Kelly, Rubberbandits, Paul Tarpey (Cheebah), Jay Red, DJs A2DF & Lenny, and Jimmy Lyons. Others will probably stop by too......Thanks to all the folks involved in today's WFMU European transmission + shout out to all the WFMU listeners/supporters in Ireland, back in the States, and everywhere else
  7:17am ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

What's the story about the two doors at the top of the playlist Billy?

  8:32am billyJam:

hey ALF - that is the door (one on left) to the studios on O'Connell St. Limerick where today's WFMU broadcast is transmitting from
  12:41pm Limerick Leader:

don't forget the after party (no cover) at the Wicked Chicken Limerick - flyer left in playlist with whose spinning......and grinning....and winnning
  2:53pm Cecile:

Hey, Billy! Have a great show! The comments gang will be over in a few...
  3:01pm Cecile:

Limerick in the house! The cyber-world in the house!
  3:01pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

Here comes the party.
  3:01pm Timi Dz:

what up all.....I made it today!!!! Yeah Yeah
  3:01pm north guinea hills:

what, no billy/bryce remote freeform a capellas?

(turn up yer mike, billy)
  3:04pm Ken:

Billy - left channel coming in very weak.
  3:08pm BillyJam:

am working on it now Ken.....keep me updated
  3:14pm jeff m:

Scott fixed it Billy.

Good to go.
  3:17pm Lisa M:

Hey Billy! Sorry I have mised the show, have been working off site for the last month. Missed the tunes!!! Back in office, wait thats not good:-)
  3:18pm Cecile:

cool stuff so far
  3:19pm still b/p:

Well...someone said we oughta...so:

On Friday a Jam King named Billy,
Hit the auld sod to show 'em the drilly,
They rose from their seats
At the Erin Go Beats,
As he sham-wowed and shamrocked 'em chillll-eeee!
  3:33pm north guinea hills:

the choir in the background grounds the beats suavely....
  3:36pm GP:

Billy J....
Bringin us style
from the Emerald Isle.
  3:37pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to frist comment! Woo hoo!
  3:37pm Cecile:

good chill stuff to get stuff done to
  3:43pm Cecile:

I wasn't expecting the Spanish to show up on this track.

and, yay, Vince!
  3:48pm Parq:

The grand tradition of Eirin-Hispanic relations continues.
  3:49pm still b/p:

The 16-color monitor I'm sentenced to currently gives Vince's image an Obama-Hope-poster aesthetic. Yes, we can sop big soda.
  3:50pm Cecile:

not meaning to toot my own horn, but I sent that to Mr. Jam earlier this week.
  3:51pm DJ dcass:

Shenanigans from Kiltimagh! Congrats for bringing the brilliant Limerick & Irish talent to the masses Billy! Hope 'n' Word!
  3:53pm johnny cake walker:

uh.. the irish spanish hiphop is just bad... one of the rare times I have had to turn off FMU
  3:58pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

What a nice day here in D.C. to use a.......SHAMWOW!!!!!!
  4:03pm Carmichael:

Hey Billy,

I'm from Wexford, listening from California, the Connacht of America. Scratch.
  4:06pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, sounds like you are having the craic down there.
Big up Vince Mack McMhon and Jimmy Penguin keep up the good work. Checking out the show now.
  4:12pm Lisa:

This sounds fonky Billy! As always a great show so far! This is helping me work faster over here,lol.
  4:13pm porkchop:

YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! BillyJams straight outta Limerick!!!! clear sweetness rooted down in the mamma-land that made-jah. Shouties Irelanders.

This chop of pork will be dropping in and out today--work to do so i can't be with you. cheers to all ya alls at behind the big black door.

PS-saw Nurse With Wound last night--my brain bled just a little bit...I think Im back to normal again-hmmmmm
  4:19pm Cecile:

Grandmas and Captains first.
  4:20pm odanrot:

god damn - that was goo-goo-gud
  4:21pm sahak:

yo billy jam....is it safe to comment now?
  4:27pm Timi Dz:

Is it safe....IS IT SAFE!!!!!
  4:27pm oneshotbangbang:

go moley!
  4:28pm goats.ie:

yo Billy, less of the HASH talk, I am sure the FBI and the CIA are listening and will tip off the GARDAÍ, and ye will all be busted !!
  4:30pm endfindead:

so weird hearing my tune being played via New York and back... big up the Doobs!
  4:37pm steph:

Ah this is great guys...feels very exciting knowing it's all going on inside a studio in town, makes ya proud to be a Limerick blow in!
  4:41pm djspiderman:

lovin the live limerick cuttin slick n quick,,

i been away for a while -- good to be back -

there was a snowboarding spidy
whos landings were mostly quite tidy
till he jumped like a joke
landed on a arm that he broke
and missed his Billy Jam friday

laying back there on the snowy ledge
busted arm - must of caught an edge
thinkin how fragile our lives
and thank fuk for BJ archives
finally got to make a WFMU pledge
  4:49pm Happy Listener:

Great show guys. I was wondering if anyone else is noticing that the left channel keeps dropping in and out?
  4:50pm Parq:

Put that copy of Becket's "Godot" down
And dig on this phat freestyle throw-down!
They're busting in winders
Turning brain cells to cinders
And leaving those lame MCs mowed down.

(So I'm not Myles na Gopaleen, so sue me.)
  4:50pm Bäd R☺nald:

There once was a DJ named Jam
Who broadcast his show from Ireland
The tunes were so sweet, I jumped to my feet
and lost control of my seat and my hands!!!!!
  4:51pm jeff m:

we had some issues very early, but my console needles are evenly mayched now
  4:52pm Happy Listener:

Must be my hw, then.
  4:56pm Jessica:

Just pulled up at the house: my P-Funk rumbling the floorboards, scoot inside: Limerick P-Funking the soundboard.
  4:59pm GP:

Parq. Godot flows to Throw...not Kurtis Blow but nice and although...... Billy is rocking the isle your rhymes made me smile.

Bad Ron keep at it..LOL
  4:59pm Pearlÿ Sweets:

finally done! See you guys next week!
  5:00pm GP:

Yo Pearly have a good weekend
  5:02pm djspiderman:

all that live scratch rap n acapellas
is makin me quite jealous
my arm is in need
to get back up to speed
so i can join in with you limerix hip hop felllas

my busted arm has been a bastad
all my records lay non skratch-ed
but now i m back for crossfade thrills
take some pain zappin pills
and wick wick wack now my arms been de plastered
  5:05pm still b/p:

No famine or John Bull oppression,
Could unplug the heat of this session,
Rip the scratch, ride the spin,
If you hip-hop to sin,
Father Billy will hear your confession.
  5:06pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

What happened to your arm Spiderman?!
  5:06pm Ken:

Great show Billy! Sounds fantastic.
  5:09pm DJ Fantabulous:

A wicky wicky wack, wicky wicky
wicky wicky wack.....


WE OUT Pizeace
  5:10pm Cecile:

  5:11pm ?:

hey Alf--- my first posted limerix says it all--
bad landing -broken arm- doh---
been laylow for weeks-and busy most fridays-
great to be back listening live to Billy Jam

limerix rox
  5:12pm djspiderman:

forgot myname
  5:14pm endfindead:

Oh my god, Rob Kelly you dodgy bastard!!! Hahahahahahah!!!
  5:15pm GP:

Rob Kelly...old school style..like it
  5:15pm Ken:

Hi Cecile!
  5:16pm Carmichael:

Wexford's own!! Greetin's from Gorey!!!!!!!!
  5:16pm Cecile:

hi, Ken!
  5:17pm nam nam:

Where is all da burds at ?
  5:18pm nam nam:

what is OG
  5:19pm jeff m:

  5:20pm Zorge:

Yea go Shane - Slient but Deadly!!!
  5:21pm north guinea hills:

all of this was oh so yummy in my tummy....

pieces, y'all!
  5:23pm djspiderman:

if my girlfriends name was lisa
this limerick would be true and please ya
but its not and now you know
that i really have to go
coz shes just cooked home made pizzza

great show --- peace atchall
  5:23pm GP:

OG= Old Guy, as in experienced
OG= Orignal Gangsta ( not to be confused with Original Gangster)
  5:25pm G:

and... thererfore, more generally, OG means top-notch. OG Kush = excellent bud. Do a lookup in urbandictionary.com
  5:27pm Carmichael:

OG = The real deal. Not a poser, not a follower, not a rerun.
  5:30pm Bäd R☺nald:

Overwhelmingly good... oh god!
  5:32pm GP:

Obscure Grunge?
  5:33pm Carmichael:

Oliver Gromwell
  5:33pm jeff m:

anyone remember what movie overgold was from? Hollywood Shuffle perhaps?
  5:33pm Cecile:

Overly Giddy
  5:34pm GP:

Dont beat me for saying this this, but they sound a bit like Flight of the Chonchords
  5:34pm Cecile:

I had to run away, but who are these Side2Shoes guys? they are great.
  5:35pm Cecile:

GP, that is a big plus in my book. LMAO
  5:36pm GP:

10-4 Cecile...I concur
  5:37pm Cecile:

where can i find their stuffs?
  5:38pm Cecile:

yeah, he name checked Kool Herc
  5:39pm Cecile:

this is another show that makes me happy that I was around for hip-hop/rap's birth. awesome
  5:40pm Otis:

Freestyle Frenzy! Loving this in Montreal!
  5:44pm Boon:

Otis, my man!
  5:45pm Carmichael:

GP, ixnay on the ight-flay of the onchards-chay .....
  5:46pm Carmichael:

Otis, welcome back to the Dexter Lake Club!
  5:47pm Cecile:

carm, don't be a hata
  5:47pm Otis:

I got so excited here that I brought out some scratch records and have been cutting over the beats and rhymes for the past 1/2 hour at home. my arms are tired. but man, you guys rocked. great show.
  5:47pm Carmichael:

You figured it out .... D'oh!
  5:48pm GP:

Carmichael...hehe I see that they made the "Stuff White People Like" weblog
  5:48pm Cecile:

Ig-pay Atin-lay is my econd-say anguage-lay
  5:51pm Cecile:

My husband got that book from Christmas from his nephew and just HATED it.
  5:52pm Cecile:

I think that was funny. I think the authors of the book would have appreciated the irony.
  5:53pm Carmichael:

Speaking of white people, if you get DirecTV watch Trailer Park Boys on T101. The ultimate in white trash.
  5:54pm GP:

Cecie: Its really a pretty funny website because I can identify with way too many of them.

Can't get Trailer Park Boys on the telly...got to watch on YouTube or other on-line source...heard it was heelarious.
  5:54pm Cecile:

I do, and I saw that. I gotta record that.

My dad does live in a trailer. It is in a grove of trees and about two times nicer than my house.
  5:55pm G:

ok, a roundabout remix... :-)
  5:55pm GP:

  5:56pm Cecile:

now this scratching is awesome.
  5:56pm Carmichael:

Exactly what I heard. You can also mix in ELP's From the Beginning. Both are in Em.
  5:58pm endfindead:

Check out Limerick Uncovered 1 & 2 on youtube if you want to, find out more
about Limerick!!
  5:59pm G:

and tull. it's an irish hiphop tribute to OG british prog, lol
  5:59pm Cecile:

Hurray! great show!

thanks enfindead, I will
  6:00pm Carmichael:

Roundabout, From the Beginning and Locomotive Breath.
  6:00pm Otis:

amazing freestyle turntable set
  1:54pm LINEAGE:

Twas a great night, sick as dogs now back in kerry :P
  4:59pm BillyJam:

Thanks for listening to this show + a special thanks to all who made it happen, especially Johnny Doobs & Shane (Cheebah) in Limerick. Also thanks to Paul Tarpey (Cheebah) + to Nora (Tweak) Plus thanks to Dan Sykes + Viva Recording Studios, The Wicked Chicken, South Central LK Clothing, Absolute Hotel, Parish Auctioneers, & Limerick Coordination Office. Thanks to everyone at WFMU including Jeff Mullan, Ken, + Scott Williams. Thanks to all the artists who made it from near and from faraway in Ireland for the session including Side2Shoes, Rubberbandits, Jimmy Lyons from Cork, Code, Dj Mecca, Galway's Vince Mack Mahon quartet (good luck with the Community Skratch Games in Galway April 8-12), True Blood Souljaz from Shannon, Rob Kelly who traveled from Wexford, Jay Red, Lineage who came up from Kerry, and everyone else in the house.......Thanks Limerick! Hope we can do it again.....peace billlyjam
  7:53pm d OO bs:

Eh yo, massive shouts going out to the valiant Billy Jam for the visit and broadcast!

Just to say that all the music and beats that either me or Deviant played underneath the interviews were either Irish artists or released on Irish labels. Most of the stuff was by Limerick producers though. Here's a list of some of the stuff if people want to check 'em out.

Troubled Soul, The Optimist, Redneck Manifesto, K3bee, Mecca, Naive Ted, Heralds of Change, Declord, Endfindead, Big Benni, T-Woc, Brigadier JC, Jimmy Penguin, Blood 1, Scaryeire.
  6:28pm Paul Tarpey:

That was one of the best nights i have ever experianced in Limerick and a massive credit to Billy, Shane, Doobs, and Dan
for running such a tight show in the middle of what turned into a houseparty! Every bit and body was great. The photos are up on cheebahs myspace.
  8:42am john:

Dang... so sorry I missed it now...
  8:27am MC Moley:

Bring more change on the mic than Obama: Billy Jam & Limerick city’s Trans-atlantic Broadcast
Limerick city, boasts a long main street (O’ Connell Street), lined with Georgian terraces. Most of these houses are restored beautifully to their original grandeur as offices to local solicitors and real-estate agents. At 46 O’Connell street you will find one door with faded and flaking paint with no number or sign of life, the top floor of this building is Viva Music School.
Billy Jam rates highly in terms of Irish hip hop. His cameo in the seminal documentary Scratch and his long list of journalistic articles published in many U.S rap magazines will ensure his significance to anyone interested in hip hop’s direct transatlantic links between Ireland and America. Put The Needle On The Record is a three hour hip hop and urban culture radio show on WFMU free form radio. Billy jam presents this mid to late afternoon slot which goes out over manhattan, Jersey city, and most of New York State. Billy Jam’s eagerness to showcase Irish hip hop talent led to a series of remote broadcasts from Ireland that went out live on WFMU. This broadcast, his third from Ireland, came from a music school on the top floor of a Georgian terrace on Limerick’s main street, better known to the locals as ‘Viva’.
Put The Needle On The Record’s three Irish broadcasts are unprecedented in Irish hip hop history. They are broadcast live to New York and Jersey city and all have a similar style. Billy Jam creates a live almost house party atmosphere to bring the show to life. In the small rectangular room there were 6 turntables, 3 mics, a laptop, 3 handheld video cameras and a digital audio recorder. This footage, along with the actual radio recording in the WFMU archive (WFMU.org) will ensure that this event will not be forgotten. This article is no match for such documentation. However we can examine some of the processes that took place and their impact for those who took part in this radio broadcast.
This radio broadcast embodied a rare reversal of the tide of American hip hop. What has always been a one way flow of cultural content from the U.S to Europe was washed back to the cultural heartland. Billy Jam’s remote broadcast allowed Irish musicians to send a hip hop ‘message in a bottle’ to American shores. Billy Jam short circuited the flow of consumption and New York heard hip hop tailored to Irish specificities. The privileged few musicians who performed at this broadcast, in a post-modern way, got to send a message ‘home’.
Billy Jam was also sending a message home through this remote broadcast. Billy Jam is an Irishman who emigrated to New York three decades ago. His Irish homecoming signalled his intent to explore Irelands indigenisation of the hip hop he found in New York in 1979. His choice to return to, and broadcast from, Ireland created an electrically fluid amalgamation of factors. Billy Jam’s trip to his home country under the guise of ‘Irish hip hop boy done good’, coupled with the broadcast of a three hour show on Irish hip hop from Ireland to the birthplace of the cultural movement, New York.
Billy Jam is a very laid back presenter. For three hours the broadcasting room at Viva was full of people watching the unfolding show. DJ sets and MC interviews were in the majority and Billy regularly called upon the crowd to ‘make some noise’ for the performer in question. His ease on the mic brought the best out in a talented extended crew of Irish hip hop musicians. Only time will tell the alliances that will be made by musicians who met that night. The acknowledgement WFMU and Billy Jam showed by carrying out these remote broadcasts is acknowledgment of the fully globalised status of hip hop. Incidentally in the city that night Akil The MC from rap group ‘Jurassic 5’ also did a concert in Limerick that night, the 100 strong audience were ecstatic. Limericks ‘message in a bottle’ has landed in Jersey cit…who’s next?

Moley O Suilleabhain
31st March 2009
  7:53pm Brendan:

Somethings from south Derry - http://www.muziboo.com/BennyHiFi/music?order=2
  10:55am andrew:

great show ,great to see all the limerick heads plus very welcome guests - vince mcmahon,lineage rob kelly etc, thanks billy for coming to our great city and fair play to doobs and cheebah for puttin in work
  11:30pm jay red:

big thanks to all :)
  1:26pm dj mousse:

dj mousse music
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