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Options July 21, 2009: Pylon/Randy Bewley tribute
Randy Bewley, guitarist for the justifiably legendary Georgia band Pylon, died of a heart attack in late February of this year. Tonight, Pylon's bass player (and co-founder of the group with Randy) Michael Lachowski calls in to fill us in on the special "Randy's Birthday" celebration coming up this Saturday in Athens GA celebrating Randy's life.The show benefits Nuçi’s Space, a non-profit health and music resource center. Michael also tell us about some upcoming releases that will include contributions from Randy, as well as other Pylon-related news and notes. Check the links below for more info, and if you're near Athens this Saturday, head over to the 40 Watt Club for Randy's Birthday.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
pylon  cool   Options 7"  db  1979      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
pylon  feast on my heart   Options gyrate  db  1980      0:03:09 (Pop‑up)
pylon  beep   Options chomp  db  1983      0:06:48 (Pop‑up)
pylon  m-train   Options 7"  db  1981      0:10:00 (Pop‑up)
  Michael Lachowski from Pylon on the phone - see Pylon's website for info on the Randy's Birthday celebration this Saturday night at the 40 Watt Club in Athens.

Pylon, 1980. Photo: Terry Allen
Photo: Terry Allen

Other Pylon/Randy links of interest:
Friends and Fans from Across the Globe Pay Tribute to Randy Bewley (flagpole.com)
New York Rocker interview from 1981 (WFMU's Beware Of The Blog)
Village Voice interview with Randy and Michael from December 2008

pylon  stop it   Options gyrate plus  dfa  2007  cd reissue    0:49:57 (Pop‑up)
pylon  crazy   Options 7"  db  1981      0:52:54 (Pop‑up)
pylon  driving school   Options gyrate  db  1980      0:56:12 (Pop‑up)
doug gillard  call from restricted   Options call from restricted  347      *   1:07:12 (Pop‑up)
barreracudas  don't get me wrong   Options 7"  douche master      *   1:11:20 (Pop‑up)
mayyors  ghost punch   Options deads 12"  mt st mtn      *   1:12:56 (Pop‑up)
intelligence  reading and writing about partying   Options 7"  raw deluxe      *   1:14:47 (Pop‑up)
box elders  dave   Options alice and friends  goner      *   1:19:13 (Pop‑up)
the a-bones  shallow grave   Options not now!  norton    written by Adny Shernoff; see them live this Thurs at Maxwell's and Fri at Southpaw, both shows with Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan!  *   1:20:46 (Pop‑up)
johnny thunders  london boys   Options so alone  sire  1978      1:24:22 (Pop‑up)
flamin' groovies  high flyin' baby   Options teenage head  buddah    cd reissue; see Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan live this Thurs at Maxwell's and Fri at Southpaw, both shows with the A-Bones!    1:27:17 (Pop‑up)
the underthings  rocket to the moon   Options rocket to the moon  self-released    see them live this Friday at Southpaw with the A-Bones and Roy Loney & Cyril Jordan!  *   1:30:47 (Pop‑up)
matthew sweet & susanna hoffs  second hand news   Options under the covers 2  shout factory      *   1:39:17 (Pop‑up)
thomas function  relentless machines   Options celebration!  alive  2008      1:42:06 (Pop‑up)
sons of elvis  formaldehyde   Options glodean  american empire  1994  this band features twitter's @mrdavehill - feel free to let him know that @efd is playing his old band on the radio.    1:46:24 (Pop‑up)
left side  (like a) locomotion   Options va-clap your hands and stamp your feet  excelsior    orig 1973  *   1:50:21 (Pop‑up)
sir lord von raven  take it or leave it   Options please throw me back in the ocean  happy parts  2009      1:54:38 (Pop‑up)
bare wires  let down   Options 7"  milk n' herpes    http://www.myspace.com/thebarewires  *   2:04:26 (Pop‑up)
von hayes  lizard cake   Options quartered lots for the umbrella soldier  state capital      *   2:06:52 (Pop‑up)
harvey arverne  stand   Options never learned to drive 1967-71  fania      *   2:09:18 (Pop‑up)
rachel sweet  b-a-b-y   Options fool around  stiff/columbia  1979      2:12:54 (Pop‑up)
reigning sound  stick up for me   Options love and curses  in the red      *   2:16:02 (Pop‑up)
summer cats  christopher wren   Options songs for tuesdays  slumberland      *   2:27:35 (Pop‑up)
ted leo & the pharmacists  timorous me   Options the tyranny of distance  lookout!  2001  playing outdoors at Pier 54 this Thursday night! 14th St & West Side Highway; doors at 6, they're on at 8:30    2:29:56 (Pop‑up)
silk flowers  sand   Options s/t  post present medium      *   2:34:39 (Pop‑up)
clark  outside plume   Options totems flare  warp      *   2:37:40 (Pop‑up)
eddie maelov & sunshine patterson  lines   Options 7"  human  1982      2:42:09 (Pop‑up)
nothing people  it's been a bad day   Options unreleased track from forthcoming lp          2:48:44 (Pop‑up)
personal & the pizzas  i don't feel so happy now   Options split 7" with bobby ubangi  rob's house    hear personal & the pizzas live this Saturday the 25th on the Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T!  *   2:51:11 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  11:08pm G:

tight squeeze till :15 !
  11:09pm efd:

hi folks, Michael Lachowski from Pylon will be joining me via telephone at around 11:20 to talk about the Randy Bewley celebration happening this Saturday at the 40 Watt Club in Athens GA
  11:14pm dustin wagner:

i love pylon.. there's a great short someone posted on youtube. if you look up pylon-stop it (rock and roll no) ... would post the link but being sensitive to the no HTML rules :)
  11:18pm ang:

pylon, PYLON!!!
  11:24pm G:

i think that dialtone is in B flat!
  11:25pm Spoony:

Just remember to talk like a normal person.
  12:03am efd:

thanks Spoony! :)
  12:05am ?:

here's the site for the mag with the randy tribute. http://yffmag.com/
  12:09am Laurie:

Talk Normal? Did they get that name from the WFMU phone directions?
  12:16am efd:

ha, good one Laurie!
  12:17am dogboy:

some johnny thunders would be nice
  12:19am ?:

yeah intelligence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12:34am john:

Groovies! The world's actual greatest rock n' roll band. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
  12:36am coalhard:

i would like to put a recipe on here--THIS SHOW COOKS--take one boneless tomato cut in wedges insert into mouth--not ear canal--i was drunk--save ear canal can be used for listening
  12:37am efd:

I'm seeing them Thursday! Or at least fwo of them!
  12:38am john:

If I weren't 3000 miles away, I'd be there!
  12:40am Danne D:

Good evening Funkateers!
  12:44am ?:

fleetwood mach yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12:45am Danne D:

:) cool

Evan's one of those great DJs who can integrate the familiar in such a way that it all comes out great as part of a set :)
  12:46am efd:

Hey, Danne! Seems like you're a little early tonight, or maybe it's just the pacing of tonight's show that's throwing me off.

John, I'll give you (and everyone else) a full report next week!
  12:49am Danne D:

less bs'ing by me after the coffee shop closed so I'm early :D happily a likely loss in scrabble was averted by the closing bell.

So Evan, there's just no market for Cole Hamels in our league, eh? Not that I really want to let him go mind you but I'm running seriously afoul of the league's restrictive innings limit!
  12:50am anemone:

efd, so nice of you to play thomas function. now if you could play some sir lord von raven...
  12:56am john:

Danne....need a first baseman?
  12:56am efd:

ooh, I'd forgotten about that sir lord raven cd since it's not in the new bin anymore... out of sight, out of mind! thanks for the reminder!
  12:57am coalhard:

this song goes to the core slaw of our existance
  12:57am Danne D:

got a surplus there John :)
Votto (1B only), Branyan (1B/3B), and Cantu (1B/3B). You have much the same problem I see :)
  1:02am efd:

(left out the "von" in "sir lord von raven")
  1:04am john:

yeah, with Lee, Konerko, Papi, and Reynolds, it's a bit of a logjam. Ought to be a high class problem! Oddly, it's not. I do have one other idea, though.
  1:06am anemone:

thanks efd for running to the library to fetch the sir lord von raven cd. i looked for the lp at my local record shop to no avail. i ordered it online several weeks ago and i think they finally shipped it. i've only listened to a few songs here and there through wfmu and can't wait to hear the full album.
  1:07am Joshua K:

I didn't realize Mr Dave Hill was a musician
  1:10am Laurie:

Mr. Dave Hill, my Sire, is also in the extremely rocking band Valley Lodge.
  1:13am randy in NC:

He was on the Phillies wasn't he?
  1:15am efd:

Von Hayes, yes; Dave Hill, no. At least not as far as I know.
  1:17am randy in NC:

Von Hayes, yes that's who I meant...
  1:19am john:

EFD is, as ever, right. Dave Hill made two ineffective relief appearances for the 1957 Kansas City A's, giving up 7 earned runs in just two and a third innings. A career in music seemed much less uncertain. Baseballreference.com rawks.
  1:26am Laurie:

Yeah, let me go wiki that.
  1:28am Danne D:

Nobody tell Evan that I'm predicting a Phillies-Angels World Series...oops!
  1:30am Danne D:

Is this OUR legendary Amanda or another legendary Amanda? :)
  1:33am efd:

that would be another legendary Amanda.
  1:34am Danne D:

well our legendary Amanda is still my favorite Amanda :)
  1:36am Sybil:

I just cleaned out all my closets, (why I didn't comment till now), and now I can't find anything.

Cleaning is overrated.

Great show (as always), EFD!
  1:36am Sybil:

I love this song, love its title, love every single thing about it.
  1:37am efd:

hi Sybil! well said (re the song *and* cleaning)
  1:42am Sybil:

On the other hand, I found a bunch of really cool 1940s-50s style clothes I had forgotten I had. So there's that.

Now if I could only find the shoe polish.
  1:43am Sybil:

Well, I know where I'm going on Thursday!
  1:48am efd:

that's the one downside to my advance ticket purchase for Thursday's Maxwell's show - I wasn't aware of the Ted Leo show at the time.
  1:50am Danne D:

*sigh* Evan's show is turning into the weekly "Ted Leo Show Danne can't attend" report :( I mean he even played the town I live in - but sadly I didn't get hip to that fact in time
  1:59am Danne D:

night efd!
night funk fans!
  2:07am efd:

goodnight and thanks, everyone! see you next week.
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