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Options April 26, 2010: Band Names for a Better Tomorrow

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
Ethan Persoff  Beginning/Introduction / Disneyland   Options Live at Harry's Loft  Horse  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Joe Meek / Kenny Graham & His Satellites  Lullaby   Options The Lost Recordings  Chrome Dreams    0:05:33 (Pop‑up)
Anonymeye  If At First You Don't Secede...   Options New Weird Australia, Volume One (V/A)  Free Music Archive / New Weird Australia    0:07:35 (Pop‑up)
City Center  Grow Up Again   Options Various Deficiencies Vol. 1 (V/A)  Free Music Archive / Blackburn Recordings  *   0:13:05 (Pop‑up)
Anita  Carni   Options Handle With Cake  Free Music Archive  *   0:16:18 (Pop‑up)
Rob Steady  Believe in Gravity   Options Ask No Lies  Free Music Archive  *   0:19:25 (Pop‑up)
CSC Funk Band  Caneca   Options Live at WFMU on Marty McSorely's show, 4/12/2010  Free Music Archive  *   0:21:24 (Pop‑up)
Ian Breno  Un Bon Téléfilm   Options Sampler n°4  Free Music Archive / Vaatican Records  *   0:24:34 (Pop‑up)
TerbujurKaku  Darah Muda   Options Megamix Album  Free Music Archive  *   0:28:50 (Pop‑up)
Bomis Prendin  Psychlotron   Options Phantom Limb  Free Music Archive    0:30:12 (Pop‑up)
Psychic TV  Higher and Higher   Options Live at WFMU on Fabio's Show on 9/7/2006  Free Music Archive    0:32:27 (Pop‑up)
Metal Rouge  Fast Flora Lights   Options Various Deficiencies Vol. 1 (V/A)  Free Music Archive / Blackburn Recordings  *   0:37:55 (Pop‑up)
Mega Calderos  Aragats + Suphan   Options Mega Calderos    *   0:38:35 (Pop‑up)
Silver Bullets  Monday Morning in Ragusa   Options Free Radicals  Stunned  *   0:51:31 (Pop‑up)
Rayon Beach  Jacuzzi Limo Explosion   Options The Memory Teeth EP  Hozac  *   0:57:27 (Pop‑up)
Mount Carmel  ZZ Breakers   Options Mount Carmel  Siltbreeze  *   1:01:19 (Pop‑up)
Tommy Jay / Mike Rep  Box Boy (edit)   Options The Grim-O Comix Sequence  Columbus Discount  *   1:04:35 (Pop‑up)
Birds of Maya  Monday   Options Ready To Howl  Richie  *   1:08:01 (Pop‑up)
The Men  Hated   Options We Are the Men    *   1:18:26 (Pop‑up)
The People's Temple  You Don't Know (Just Where I Been)   Options You Don't Know (Just Where I Been) 7"  Certified PR  *   1:22:57 (Pop‑up)
FNU Ronnies  Ain't No Place   Options Fresh Cuts & Cigarette Burns 7" (v/a)  Criminal IQ  *   1:25:44 (Pop‑up)
Lovetaps  Love 'Em Or Leave 'Em   Options Love 'Em Or Leave 'Em 7"  Super Secret  *   1:37:17 (Pop‑up)
Awesome Color  White Cloud   Options Massa Hypnos  Ecstatic Peace!  *   1:39:40 (Pop‑up)
Home Blitz  Perpetual Night   Options Perpetual Night 7"  Almost Ready  *   1:42:11 (Pop‑up)
Harlem  Torture Me   Options Hippies  Matador  *   1:44:57 (Pop‑up)
Secret Cities  Boyfriends   Options Pink Grafiti  Western Vinyl  *   1:47:47 (Pop‑up)
Holly Miranda  Forest Green Oh Forest Green   Options The Magician's Private Library  XL  *   1:52:31 (Pop‑up)
Wanda Jackson  You Know I'm No Good   Options You Know I'm No Good 7"  Thirdman  *   1:55:24 (Pop‑up)
Serge Gainsbourg  Lunatic Asylium   Options L'Homme a Tete de Chou  Phillips    1:59:55 (Pop‑up)
Mel Croucher & Automata UK Ltd.  Pimania   Options Pimania  Feeding Tube    2:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Carl Sagan / John Boswell  A Glorious Dawn   Options A Glorious Dawn 7"  Third Man  *   2:14:17 (Pop‑up)
The Howling Hex  Stable   Options Rogue Moon  Golden Lab  *   2:17:55 (Pop‑up)
Teeth  A is for Asshole   Options A is for Asshole 7"  Hozac  *   2:20:29 (Pop‑up)
The Fall  Mexico Wax Solvent   Options Your Future Our Clutter  Domino  *   2:23:20 (Pop‑up)
Atte  Nomeva   Options Sondela      2:38:19 (Pop‑up)
Melotone Sisters with Amaqola Band  I Sivenoe   Options Next Stop...Soweto: Township Sounds from the Golden Age of Mbaqanga (V/A)  Strut    2:43:34 (Pop‑up)
Bharat Karki & Party  International Peace   Options International Music  EM    2:46:10 (Pop‑up)
Omar Souleyman  Hot Il Khanjar Bi Gleibi   Options Jazeera Nights  Sublime Frequencies  *   2:48:46 (Pop‑up)
Huelepega Sound System  Track 3   Options En Los Ojos De Dios, Todos Somos Ilegales  Inyrddisk  *   2:55:12 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  12:03pm dc pat:

mike noble: depends on where you live though and where you're going. If you live in Mt Pleasant and you're going to a bar in Dupont or down to the mall, it's pretty flat.
  12:03pm dc pat:

oh, hi LizB
  12:04pm brian:

a great start to post noon life!
  12:05pm mike noble:

thanks for the info dc pat! maybe i'll see you on the road some day.
  12:05pm Kenzo:

Welcome to the beta not-quite-yet-totally working comments thingy!
  12:07pm dc pat:

right on, comrade!
  12:08pm dc pat:

Kenzo: what's different in this version?
  12:08pm Kenzo:

It will become gradually apparent, perhaps...
  12:09pm dc pat:





  12:11pm Liz B.:

Hi everyone, and welcome to today's grand experiment! Do the lab rat!
  12:11pm Duke of Earl Grey:

A mysterious giant downwards-pointing button has been appearing for me and then vanishing. So its purpose will be revealed over time?
  12:11pm Kenzo:

So, did/does anyone see the "Listener comments!" heading twice at the top instead of once?
  12:12pm dc pat:

just once here. Mac/Firefox
  12:14pm mike noble:

this mode doesn't feel particularly fancy.
  12:14pm Kenzo:

Hi, Duke! Does it appear and immediately vanish every time a new comment appears? What browser and version and OS are you using? Feel free to email me the info if you prefer, via http://wfmu.org/email.php?id=28
  12:14pm mike noble:

OH WAIT. i see it! fancy!
  12:14pm dc pat:

ah, nice--I get it. You don't lose your place when reading previous comments. Nice.
  12:16pm jdalton:

At first there was two listener comment boxes, now only one and intermittent flashes of that down arrow.
  12:16pm brian:

all this free music archive stuff! liz.. you rule it.
  12:17pm Kenzo:

Thanks, John. What browser/version/OS? When does the arrow flash? P.S. Yeah, this music is awesome.
  12:18pm TK:

ahh... reminds me of home. thanks liz.
  12:18pm dc pat:

welp, can't play anymore kids. Got to go talk to guys in suits..blah. Nice work Kenzo.
  12:19pm Vfats:

This is neat. Are they still planning on rolling out a full message board thingy with registration and such?
  12:21pm jdalton:

win7/ff3.6.3 - Now the arrow won't appear. I also went to basic mode and back and it looks like the usual comment box.
  12:25pm Duke of Earl Grey:

Kenzo, PC/Firefox. Windows XP Pro, I think. Sometimes the arrow reappears v. briefly, can't figure out a pattern. Took a look briefly in Chrome, didn't see anything unusual. Guessing it's supposed to appear when I scroll up and auto-refresh will no longer pull us back down to the bottom comment? New comments are scrolling in nicely, too. I like that.

Great show Liz!
  12:25pm Kenzo:

Oh, I'll bet the arrow stopped appearing intermittently at the same time the second Listener Comment heading went away...which was likely after the very first time you either tried to post a comment, or switched to basic mode and back again. Let me know if the flashing arrow KEEPS happening!

(What's SUPPOSED to happen is the arrow will only appear when you're scrolled back looking at old comments, and a new comment is added. And then you can use the arrow to scroll down to the bottom if you want. Arrow disappears when you're at the bottom, and things auto-scroll without an arrow as long as you remain at the bottom.)
  12:28pm Sean Daily:

Not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  12:29pm jdalton:

OK now I'm seeing the down arrow appear for a new comment when I've scrolled up to view older comments. I can then scroll down, it disappears when I get to the end. If I sit at the bottom of the comments I think it flashes and then loads the new comment.
  12:30pm north guinea hills:

The arrow looks like pie. I like pie.
  12:30pm Parq:

Disregard my two emails -- works for me now, too.
  12:30pm RISKY:

  12:37pm Edley:

Hi Liz: I just came back to my desk and was saying to myself..."this sunds familiar"...oh yeah, this is my band! What is this recording from? Then I realized....
  12:47pm Kenzo:

Anyone using a Mac or Linux, or using Safari? Any issues?
  12:49pm Kat:

yay upgrade.
  12:50pm Eyeballjunk:

Favorite band name: Nuclear Power Pants
  12:50pm dc pat:

firefox on Mac, no issues.
  12:50pm Kenzo:

Vfats: Yes, user registration and new interactive playlist features are on the way. Can't say about a message board, but there will more places to write on, for sure.
  12:50pm MacDaniel:

Nice upgrade. Using Mac OS 10.6.3, Firefox 3.6.3. Looks good, no issues!

Great show Liz!
  12:51pm Eyeballjunk:

FYI Nuclear Power Pants is a Baltimore band.
  12:52pm RISKY!:

  12:52pm yayson:

  12:52pm Emile:

The Slight Improvements
  12:53pm mike noble:

Last Song Kills Audience
  12:53pm Matt:

Always liked "Blond Moments"
  12:53pm dc pat:

The Beetles
  12:53pm mike noble:

Todd and the Peas
  12:54pm dan m:

The Brady Diapers
  12:54pm RISKY!:

  12:54pm Liz B.:

Bad band names I've heard of recently: Black Cock, Bowling for Soup, Envy on the Coast, Gay Witch Abortion, Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!

Good band names I'd like to see: Molly and the Mouthbreathers, Trusty Sidekick, Postal Holiday...
  12:54pm Duke of Earl Grey:

Kenzo: Oh, I see. It only appears if you've scrolled up AND if a new comment appears. Well, then it's working! Nifty. So there's no more auto-refresh dragging us down to bottom while viewing higher comments?
  12:56pm ?:

I once had a 1920's style novelty duo called "The Dixie Possum Stompers". We did songs like "Carve 'Dat Possum" and "I Like Bananas 'Cause The Have No Bones".It would be nice if someone with talent used that name.
  12:57pm dc pat:

One of my fave names from way back was Come Off It Weller
  12:58pm Trixie:

Toxic Shock Syndrome -TSS! - TSS!
  12:59pm Kenzo:

Duke: Exactly; now you can calmly scroll back to read old comments without worrying about losing your place. Plus the new comments get added faster (and, soon, close to immediately).
  12:59pm Liz B.:

Love all these names! TSS is awesome!
  12:59pm Dan m:

Senator Crepes and the Ten Foot Tall Soda
  12:59pm m:

I like the sound 'lang', so if that could be incorporated somehow.

I also love saying 'harlot' and 'trollop'
  1:01pm dc pat:

I'll take any name AS LONG as you can get some decent search results on Google. So Harlot and Trollop are right out. So Capt. Creep and the Soda Jerks would work.
  1:02pm Dan m:

All Dogs Go to Kevin
  1:03pm efd:

Then there's the category of seemingly-interchangeable band names and song names, into which that Rayon Beach song falls.

New comments display looks great, Kenzo! Nice work as always!
  1:04pm sam:

one too mini skirts
  1:04pm Crash:

Sebaceous Wen
Nictitating Membrane
  1:05pm RISKY:

mount carmel..... DOPE!
  1:05pm lariss:

Number Wang
  1:05pm Chris from DC:

How about Feed God Cabbage?
  1:06pm brian:

knee kick lou and the recyclers
  1:08pm Jus yer average FMU litender:

23rd comment Woo Hoo......I temporanly lost me sgnal but em litening now to your shoe Liz. I loove it very often
  1:09pm Dan m:

"Bruce Lee Hand Job"
  1:11pm ?:

A name I've been kicking around: Commenting
  1:12pm Liz B.:

Oh spam, how have you made it to the playlist comments?
  1:13pm Jus yer average FMU litender:

I am a robot.....robot....butttt even us preprogrammed robots are humanized by yer shoe LizB
  1:18pm Parq:

I've always liked "Cool Baby".
  1:21pm still b/p:

- Slumped Arcade
- Beat Schnooks
- Church Fair Painting
- Stony Litter & The Spit Glaze
  1:21pm north guinea hills:

The Men, not to be confused w/ J.D.'s (Le Tigre) new sideproject, MEN.
  1:23pm lariss:

maybe some astronomy jargon?
  1:25pm dan m:

The Celestial Seasonings
  1:26pm spoto:

  1:27pm Chris from DC:

Who Are The Southern Baptists
  1:30pm Parq:

From a great little kid book: "Carl Goes Shopping".
  1:31pm dan:

Best Bare Chest Hair
  1:38pm holland oats:

my friend and i have a blog devoted to shitty band names we think up...
  1:38pm Shrimpy Scampers:

Lickem Stickems
  1:39pm jack and diane:

john booger mellencamp
  1:40pm brian:

coma toe
  1:42pm brian:

universal for pudding
  1:43pm DetroitMac:

One of my favorite all time band names was Mogen David and the Grapes of Wrath. I also thought a good name for a Pedal Steel Guitar group would be: The Pedal Feelie Yaks.
  1:43pm still b/p:

Moe, Yahweh and Curly
  1:43pm breez:

stucco chart
  1:43pm Steve Schwartz:

Band names! One of my favorite games! I have two for you. The "Tall Scrawnies" & "The Get A Job Slobs". I desperately want to use them. I play harmonica for 35+ years, sound like Musselwhite and Butterfield.
  1:45pm Liz B.:

Sample Ladies, Liz Long and Her Marlboro Men (an old friend suggested that I start a band... I am actually quite short).
  1:45pm Looms, France:

I like peculiar and evocative band names (e.g. Trans Am, And Also The Trees, Magical Folk Of The Faraway Tree...)
And i'd enjoy to have a French band called the Sokrazies, in honour to our frenetic campaigner president.
  1:47pm Bad Ronald:

Diet Christ
"No bitter afterlife"
  1:48pm mccool:

"Lookin Pa' Nub"
  1:48pm paul b:

I once tried to convince some friends to start a band that would be called "Josephine the Singer and the Mousefolk." One person pointed out none of us were named josephine, nor mice, nor did we intend a folk band. (We wanted to sound like our other friend's band, Black Tamborine). I said "therein will lie the irony" At that point one of the others raised his hand and said "I don't want to be in a band that does irony." That pretty much ended things. I still think its a good name.
  1:49pm Chris from DC:

Thought about Cable Rot at one point.
  1:49pm Todd 76%:

The Enablers, Frozen Stolid, Zucchini Codpiece? ...actually, I like the name of one of the bands I'm in now: Total Dick.
  1:50pm physical:

Olivia Tootin' John
  1:51pm Liz B.:

Pink Scars, Fiber Diet... Love Cable Rot!
  1:51pm J-Mar:

I was once going to be in a band called Shit Feets. Never happened, though.
  1:51pm brian:

if i was only a woman - l' eggs
  1:52pm BSI:

hey, what did i miss?
holy velveeta christ, my fingers still reek of garlic naan...
  1:52pm Chris from DC:

Thanks Liz, Cable Rot may actually get used someday.
  1:53pm Kenzo:

Ken Friedman and the King of the Dues
  1:54pm Liz B.:

Oh man, I might steal L'eggs, Brian!
  1:55pm holland oats:

yeah l'eggs kinda wins
  1:55pm still b/p:

Cab Array
Mumbly Scrum
The Wet Setters
  1:55pm brian:

all yors liz!! i currently go as instant conductors .. i made this video yesterday if you have the minutes - glimpsecontrol.com/emu.mov
  1:55pm Chris from DC:

Velveeta Christ. There's a good one.
  1:55pm mccool:

"Baby Dumptrucks Need more Towells"
  1:56pm Kenzo:

*Reference: http://tinyurl.com/28coq3l
  1:56pm Sandy in Houston:

I used to be in a band called the Fussy Chickens. I want to start a band called the Sorry Excuses, and other called Stay Home.
  1:57pm slugluv1313:

oh how i LOVE Wanda Jackson's take on "Yo Know Im No Good" -- thanx so much Liz!
  1:57pm BSI:

I still want to start up Aphrodite's Polyp. Total wasteland psychedelia. Who's with me?
  1:58pm holland oats:

bsi - band'd have a good 'how we got together' story anyway
  1:58pm Chris from DC:

Be a shame for that name to go to waste. We need to talk.
  1:59pm Kat:

This (Wanda Jackson) RULES
  2:00pm holland oats:

fujiyama grandmama
  2:01pm BSI:

holland oats: ha! But then, anything beats "we all answered this ad in the back of Melody Maker..."

chris: I consider that a verbal contract. Now you're on the hook for at least fifteen albums.
  2:01pm Terry:

I've always liked "The Sperm Whales"
and that Wanda Jackson is great!
  2:03pm bw:

great show as always LB

ps I have a CD for you tonight.. phew...
  2:05pm BSI:

just catching up on the tech comments -- Kenzo, I'm on mac+safari, it's all working loverly. no issues. I'm diggin' it.
  2:06pm bw:

me and trouble saw the Gainsbourg bio pic last Friday and Trouble talked French to the actor! ooh la! I recorded it for her and she will be broadcasting it soon
  2:06pm Kat:

@holland oats - nice one.
  2:08pm gregg:

Blood Banjo my favorite name
  2:08pm Skirkie:

My band name on Guitar Hero was "Burl Ives is Dead"
  2:10pm Disappointed Dad:

My band name on the old Rock Manager video game for the PC was "Lou Reed's Elbow Pussy"
  2:11pm john:

I am still trying to digest the headline, "Wanda Jackson Covers Amy Winehouse on Jack White-Produced Single".
  2:13pm danomatika:

Checking wikipedia, apparently someone *did* win the prize:

"Automata gave a prize of a golden sundial worth £6,000 for the first person to solve the various cryptic clues to its location that were hidden within Pimania. The sundial was eventually won in 1985 by Sue Cooper and Lizi Newman, who correctly worked out that it could only be found on July 22 (because Pi is sometimes rounded to 22/7) at the chalk horse at Hindover Hill near Litlington, East Sussex."
  2:16pm DubBear:

hahaha Just read that. Classic.
  2:16pm Skirkie:

♥ this song.
  2:17pm Liz B.:

Sanskrit Skirts, Chloroformal, Mother McFucker (that's an old Kelly Jones quip)... I can't believe the sundial actually existed, danomatika!
  2:19pm drr:

Well, that sounded like Kermit.
  2:19pm danomatika:

here's my band name entry: "The Obama-nations"
  2:20pm danomatika:

.. there's also out president in space: "The Astrobamas"
  2:21pm lariss:

Great song Liz! Did that have to do with my 'astronomy jargon' band name suggestion?

  2:22pm BSI:

I always prayed and hoped and dreamed there would some day be an all-female metal band called SPECULUM.
  2:23pm DF:

Gay punk band name for a friend's (unwritten) novel: Pussbudget
  2:24pm Skirkie:

I've also used "Smiling Politely"
and "Poor Little Dullards"
  2:25pm mccool:

Cops and Rubbers
  2:27pm Liz B.:

French Face Physician (just listen to Mark E. Smith's lyrics and you can get so many band names!)
  2:44pm mccool:

oooooh yeah, her we go, "HOTDOG WATER",

is that taken?
  2:46pm Liz B.:

Ahh, so gross, and I love it! Hot Dog Water!
  2:47pm Brian:

I've often thought certain tools might lend their names to a band. The Pump Jacks, for example, or the Hoedads.
  2:48pm DubBear:

"Fresh Faces:
The Rise to the Next Level,
or Unicorn's Revenge Part II."

-An old "noise" project. Now I use the name for my softball team.
  2:54pm Kenzo:

Thanks everyone for helping test out the new dynamic comments thingy! Any final feedback? Post it! Or email me via
More new thingies coming soon...
  2:56pm ?:

rumor has it that Omar Souleyman is playing live in cleveland in June...
you didn't hear that from me.
  2:56pm north guinea hills:

Kenzo, this is a million times better and less annoying then the old format, thanks.
  2:57pm north guinea hills:

I have the original huelepega sound system track (before it was versioned and rebajado). sweet cumbia stuff.
  2:57pm Skirkie:

Feedback: Keep up the good work.
  2:58pm Brian:

This would work well for the playlist, too, so you don't have to scroll down to see the penultimate track.
  3:00pm Kenzo:

Yup, it'll be on the playlist next! Was testing out on the listener half first!
  3:42am Tom W:

We are The Instant Whips.
My first suggestion was The Mixed Vegetables.

I also hate Bowling for Soup. I hate them even more because they always show up in a Facebook ad (they're from Texas and I log in from a Texas IP)
  12:25pm loui:

Mount Carmel, lovely rock sound, brings me back to cream and jimi
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