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Playlist for 20 February 2013 Options | Kevin Ayers, RIP

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(* = new)
Artist Song Album Comments New Approx. start time
Koobas  Where Are The Friends? (intro)   Options Barricades 
  0:00:00 ()
Matmos  You   Options The Marriage Of True Minds 
*   0:00:26 ()
Voigt & Voigt  Der Keil NRW   Options Die Zauberhafte Welt Der Anderen 
*   0:07:11 ()
Fraktus  Bombenalaram   Options Millenium Edition 
*   0:11:29 ()
Mouse on Mars  Ape   Options Wow 
*   0:14:08 ()
Vogel  Flaschenzug   Options Recommended Sampler 1982: 25th Anniversary Edition 
  0:17:53 ()
Music behind DJ:
Curd Duca 
Sin World   Options Easy Listening 5 

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  0:21:37 ()
Petra Hayden  Psycho Main Title   Options Petra Goes to the Movies 
  0:28:11 ()
Petra Hayden  Goldfinger Main Theme   Options Petra Goes to the Movies 
*   0:30:20 ()
Petra Hayden  Carlotta's Galop   Options Petra Goes to the Movies 
*   0:33:42 ()
David Shea  Screwy Squirrel   Options i 
  0:34:52 ()
John  CW Cyrus Corn Weenie Remix   Options Corn Weenie: Ken's 2009 WFMU Marathon Premium 
  0:36:25 ()
Johnny Cash  Folsom Prison Blues (Pete Rock Remix)   Options Johnny Cash Remixed 
  0:41:24 ()
Boom Bip  Manzabozh   Options Zig Zaj 
  0:45:31 ()
Sudden Infant  Dies Irae   Options Psychotic Einzelkind 
  0:55:42 ()
Wire  Lowdown   Options On Returning (1977-1979) 
  1:01:00 ()
My Bloody Valentine  New You   Options m.b.v. 
*   1:03:39 ()
Hawkwind  Silver Machine   Options Title Track 
  1:08:23 ()
Wax Audio  Whole Lotta Sabbath   Options Mashopolos 
  1:13:03 ()
Buttress O'Kneel  Grave Kissed Amy   Options Compop 14.6 Avant-Tard: Tardcore 

  1:16:31 ()
Tuxedomoon  No Tears   Options Desire 
  1:21:27 ()
Kevin Ayers  Singin' a Song in the Morning   Options Joy of a Toy 
  1:26:03 ()
Kevin Ayers  All This Crazy Gift of Time   Options Joy of a Toy 
  1:30:29 ()
Kevin Ayers  Shooting at the Moon   Options Title Track 
  1:34:06 ()
Music behind DJ:
Jonathan Kane 
Sis   Options Live at WFMU on Brian Turner's show 
  1:39:37 ()
Bondage  En La Moto   Options Mini-LP 
*   1:44:48 ()
Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa  Open the Crown   Options Title Track 
*   1:48:17 ()
Pink Floyd  Interstellar Overdrive   Options Interstellar Overdrive (Alternate Masters '66-'68) 
  1:53:52 ()
Pere Ubu  414 Seconds   Options Lady from Shanghai 
  2:09:55 ()
Music behind DJ:
Curd Duca 
Sin World   Options  
  2:17:09 ()
Frank Sinatra  The World We Knew (Over and Over)   Options  
  2:22:58 ()
La Lupe  Como Acostumbro/My Way   Options The Best 
  2:24:57 ()
Zarah Leander  Ich Weiss Es Wird Einmal Ein Wunder Geschehn   Options  
  2:29:03 ()
Nico  I'll Keep it with Mine   Options  

  2:32:01 ()
Hatfield & The North  Share It   Options Rotters Club 
  2:35:06 ()
Kevin Ayers  May I?   Options Shooting at the Moon 
  2:38:11 ()
R Stevie Moore  River Man   Options Brittle Days 
  2:42:27 ()
Cleaners From venus  Drowning Butterfly   Options Golden Cleaners 
  2:46:14 ()
Nini Raviolette  Suis-Je Normale   Options  
  2:50:59 ()
Music behind DJ:
Haruomi Hosono & Friends 
Nostalgia of Island   Options  

  2:54:44 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 2/20/13 9:02am Asheville Jon:

well, today i enter the next highest bracket when taking surveys. sigh.
good morning everyone
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:02am common:

ken, how was the stand-up?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:02am seang:

good morning folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:03am Caryn:

Happy birthday show, Ken! And happy b-day, Jon, even if you're feeling down about it.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:03am northguineahills:

I was just listening to this Matmos last night (went to their show last week).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:03am hamburger:

gosh I hope that standup's on the youtubes
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:03am Ken:

Morning all.. it went great common, thanks for asking, already got my first open mic scheduled for next monday. cant wait to do more and more.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:04am anne:

lovely morning!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:04am Asheville Jon:

thanks Caryn. yes, a little down, but that's ok.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:05am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...What would those Fenders be worth today...

- Be Lucky, A.J. - !
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:05am chrizzi:

good afternoon from berlin. we go to bed here soon over here.. ~chr
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:06am Sam:

Where is your open mike on Monday?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:06am Ken:

Hi chrizzi! Great to hear from you! post Transmediale hangover in Berlin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:06am Uncle Michael:

Birthday? Happy birthday, Ken. Your present to me was just now seeing Mr. Giant Man favorited on your profile.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:06am common:

  Wed. 2/20/13 9:06am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- Oh - B-Day.
...You trade Youth for Experience & Whizdumb.
...Still a raw deal, of course...
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:08am chrizzi:

hm. i just went to one gig of felix kubin on transmediale, it was rather a nostalgic performance, really nice... there was carnival in cologne a week ago, which i went to, too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:09am Caryn:

Spending my time pondering whether I should risk it and take some pain meds even though I'm not sure how they'll react with the antibiotics I just started taking. Ugh. If it wasn't for WFMU, this day would totally suck.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:09am f✲ f✲ (:

hola people and ken, and music and gifs.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:10am chrizzi:

funny, the silent/loud voices (comments) right next to the music..
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:13am Ken:

Caryn, fwiw, I mix antipsychotics and pain meds all the damn time.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:13am Asheville Jon:

hey Ken, if today is your birthday too, hayypy birthday. if it was in the past, happy belated, if in the future, (i don't know what would be the appropriate salutation here)
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:14am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Antibiotix hard on the tummy - no? (Eat yer yogurt maybe later & all that...)
...Dont eat grapefruit - it interferes w/ several drugs - ??
- You'll feel less of any of it once the pain meds hit...
- Wish you healing & good feelings - !
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:15am chrizzi:

any watched the movie "fraktus" and want to tell me which scene he/she found was best? i liked the one, where the producer fights with the döner-spieß, and where bernd wand talks about his music projekt callled "fraktus2" which he wants to set up with his parents..
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:16am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- Freakin' Pisces - !
...A lot going on Pisces these days...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:18am Listener Okasa:

I like the golden fish gif. I think it is from the MST3K'd film Aladdin. (That Scandahoovian guy was playing Aladdin.)
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:19am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...'golf' & 'gifs' kinda look alike...let's just say 'goilfs'...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:20am hamburger:

I won't have blood on my hands over that notion, RevolutionRabbitNov63
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:20am f✲ f✲ (:


Feliz cumpleaños!

Did the people sung you the new Happy Birthday song?!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:20am Emile:

Hi ken, freaks. 'like'. 'like like'. push push.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:21am northguineahills:

oh, wait, it was Ken's birthday? Awesome, happy birthday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:21am Caryn:

Think I'll play it safe and take the pills in a few hours. That way, they'll be in the middle of the antibiotics' cycle. Pharmacy thinks that's the safest time.

I'm sensing a German theme, Ken.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:21am Listener Okasa:

Wait! Not Aladdin... the golden fish gif was from the MST3K'd flim "Magic Voyage of Sinbad"!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:22am chrizzi:

is that an chimpanzee on the mic singing?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:23am Detroit Mac:

OOOh, am I having a hard time getting my ass in gear today! I need a whole show of just "the Stalling Tape".
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:25am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- I've decided we need the MST3K guys available to Pop Up no matter what you're watching ;
- should be easy given today's tech - like Interactive button on remote & everything
...just press it & their silhouettes appear & they'd talk smack about anything - !
- I'd call it 'SNUBTITLES' - !
...'Til then - we've got gifs & Comments here...
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:25am chrizzi:

german chimpanzees theme?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:25am Yair Yona:

Hello humans
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:25am Caryn:

@Okasa: well, technically, he's playing Sadko, not Sinbad or Aladdin. The original Russian storyline of the movie is very different from the dubbed one.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:26am Listener Okasa:

@Caryn - So, the original movie made sense, but the dubbers changed it to Arabia and Sinbad? Cool, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:28am Caryn:

@Okasa: yeah, it was originally based on a Russian folk tale. There's an opera based on the same story.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:28am hamburger:

I suddenly feel a strong compulsion to create a Ken + Boiler gif
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:28am Mike Noble:

good morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:29am Caryn:

Dammit, Petra, you keep being awesome!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:30am still b/p:

Just had one of those interesting moments when Real Player had a full single sentence of Ken's repeating repeating repeating repeating.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:31am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Or split the difference & have the 'What's Up Tiger-Lily?' Channel...
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:34am paul:

I feel the need to spin plates now!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:35am Jon:

Does Petra Hayden do anything from the Planet of the Apes?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:36am Detroit Mac:

Somebody do a Petra - Looney tunes mash-up?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:36am common:

oh man this is great!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:36am Sam:

This is the best, I could listen to this all day
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:37am Caryn:

WFMU is the Screwy Squirrel of radio broadcasting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:37am Dan B From Upstate:

I can diiiiiiiiig iiiiiit!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:37am Asheville Jon:

yay for corn weenie!~
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:38am Rick from SC:

I've missed Corn Weenie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:38am Michael:

Me too - I cannnn dig it! Hiya Ken. Congrats on the SU.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:38am f✲ f✲ (:


did you ever managed to bring forward to the WMFU studios the guy behind the corn weenie track ?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:38am lee:

when does the tribute album to corn weenies come out?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:39am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Chimps in Space talking about what restaurant they're going to or food they're cooking & what they paid for a rare record where & listening to Endless Boogie...
- Well - that's it:
- I'll never have to Comment @ WFMU again...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:41am Caryn:

That corn weenie jpg does bring to mind the recent horse meat scandal. Did you do any material on that during your stand-up, Ken?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:41am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

hello unto thee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:43am Caryn:

Heh, loving the name of the dog pic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:43am mauri:

Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:44am dcp:

Avatar    Wed. 2/20/13 9:45am Sem Chumbo:

@Rev.TD: any plans for online ministry, apart from here, I mean?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:46am Elisa in Italy:

Hi Ken! Hi Everyone!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:47am Ken:

Sorry so absent from comment this AM everybody, gotta get adjuticated to the boxcar studio up here
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:47am AZ Dave:

Someone throw a saddle on that meatball.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:47am Ken:

Elisa! Hi! Wow, all my european girlfrens are here today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:48am Caryn:

@Ken: yep, it's a regular "8½" moment for you here.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:48am Elisa in Italy:

How was your birthday? Did you do anything fun?
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:48am chrizzi:

:) haha
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:49am Vivian:

Happy B-day Ken! Love the top image!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:50am Planet Tyler:

Howdy Ken good morning. My comment is two wks late but wanted to tell you that indeed, "You and I" stinks. When I watched it though, had no idea it was originally supposed to be a t.A.T.u. movie; I just watched it for Anton Yelchin cos he's a cutie
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:52am Caryn:

I do suspect that the real-life turtle got out pretty quickly. But you loop a little bit, and it looks stuck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:53am Caryn:

Do tell us your other reasons for idolising Cyrus, Ken!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:54am Rich from Bk:

couldn't think of a better send off to work for my wife than Petra Hayden. You rock Ken!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:54am dcp:

oh crap. psycho must be good. missed it.
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:54am seang:

Say Hyacinths and Thistles, Ken
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 9:54am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

Sem: it all depends. First I gotta find a congregation with DEEP pockets... Reverend needs a gold-plated whatsit!
  Wed. 2/20/13 9:56am Officer Pupp:

Oh good lord Ken, it was Frank Sinatra - The World We Knew (Over and Over)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:56am Ken:

Tyler, wasnt the tATu movie absolutely worthless? It was so bad it wasnt even good! I turned it off halfway through.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 9:58am Caryn:

Aw, Ken. That's what happens when you eagerly await something for years. It can never live up to the expectations. Although in this case, the chances weren't good anyway. Another case of "never meet your heroes".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 9:59am Ken:

Caryn, it was so much worse even than that. There was only like 2 seconds of footage of Mischa Barton working in the meat factory.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:00am Vicki:

ha ha
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:01am Mark S:

"working in the meat factory"? sounds like a euphemism
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:02am Caryn:

Well, look on the bright side, Ken. At least you will no longer be plagued by thoughts of "When will I finally get to see that tATu movie? Where is it? Is it out yet?" Now you'll just be plagued by other thoughts. Like "Why did that tATu movie have to suck so much?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:03am Caryn:

I kinda feel like the guitarist gif is illustrating Dana Carvey's theory about guitarist faces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:03am hamburger:

whenever I hear this Wire track, I think of Live - Insomnia and the Hole in the Universe. only because I heard Live before Wire..
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:04am Asheville Jon:

man, joe walsh is one fugly dood
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:04am Caryn:

"live wire"... hey!
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:04am Marmalade Kitty:

Happy birthday Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:05am tim from champaign:

Ken, please don't play Chrome again this week. It would be terrible if we heard Chrome again.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:06am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

Love the Švankmajer gif
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:07am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...'goilfs'...boys can't get enuff of 'em...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:08am Lewis:

@caryn - well said!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:09am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:09am tim from champaign:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:09am Uncle Michael:

Any morning with Lemmy is a good morning.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:10am dcp:

I swear that line in the Silver Machine sounded like "and I'm smoking a BEAN!"
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:11am G:

The Clap Pigeon Memorial Band
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:11am Planet Tyler:

I got through the whole movie, but only cos I started doing else at the same time. t.A.T.u. does show up towards the end - you watched the wrong half. HB BTW
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:12am still b/p:

I saw a title card last night in the silent movie "Wings" that can be borrowed as a nice birthday wish/declaration:
"Zooming upward to pour a stream of fire into the belly of the monster."
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:12am pierre:

Here for the Hawkwind !

Bonjour (and very happy birthday) Ken and listeners !
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:13am Green Mountain Man Mark:

I am making a salmon head salad sandwich with rye bread.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:13am Uncle Michael:

Led Sabbath?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:14am G:

Whole Lotta Sabbath
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 10:15am Ken:

ca va Pierre, Come for the Hawkwind, Stay for the Corn Weenies!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:15am DCE:

throw in Highway Star and you've encapsulated my high school life
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:15am Jack:

my favorite mashup.
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:15am Johnny Bigfoot:

Great show Ken, I like the Joe Walsh gif.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:15am Yair Yona:

just read that Kevin Ayers died. oh man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:16am Cheri Pi:

Belated Hawkwind rebel yell!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:17am pierre:

I am, I am… never had one, but seen many.
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:17am jamesie:

RIP Kevin Ayers
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:17am DCE:

ay yi yi Kevin Ayres...I will drink to you tonight!
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:18am mad:

so happy corn weenie is back, Ken. My favorite ear worm of all time...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 10:18am Ken:

No!!!! Kevin Ayers died?
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:18am Johnny Bigfoot:

I guess he kicked the Shouting in a Bucket Blues...
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:18am jamesie:

  Wed. 2/20/13 10:19am whatevershebringsetc:
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:19am DCE:

that beat is pretty consistent with the condom woman
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:20am Jennique:

Do you remember the tribute CD to "Nativity in Black" that came out in 1994? White Zombie's version of Children of the Grave was pretty fantastic.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:20am Dave B:

Good morning Ken and fellow friendship society peoples!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 10:21am Ken:

OK, get me your Kevin Ayers requests. Joy of a Toy was a big deal for me back then...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:22am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

agreed ken, re: joy of a toy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:23am Caryn:

Yay, Tuxedomoon to lift our spirits after the Ayers news!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:23am Mark S:

Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:23am Yair Yona:

Shooting? Whatevershebrings?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:25am G:

"A man often beset by his own insecurities, Kevin passed away on February 18, seemingly in his sleep, at the age of 68 at his home in France, a country with which he had developed a deep association. "
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:26am Marmalade Kitty:

All this crazy gift of time -Kevin Ayeres RIP
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:26am Yair Yona:

Day By Day. I love The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories album. brilliant
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:26am Dave B:

Driving Me Backwards or Baby's On Fire on "June 1, 1974" is in for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:26am AndyIowa:

Greetings from Iowa City...

Almost Marathon time! Ken's Night of a Thousand GIFs premium is gonna be epic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:27am Cheri Pi:

I has a big SAD!!! :(((((
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:27am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

why are we sleeping?
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:28am mad:

Caribbean Moon video. oy:
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:30am jamesie:

lady raechel
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:30am Dave B:

while technically NOT Ayers songs, he plays on em, and I like em.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:31am Michael:

Unfairground has some good recent tunes too.
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:32am Neg-guh-tor:

So glad he was here! Rip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 10:32am Ken:

Oh man, he died on my birthday!
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:34am jamesie:

Huge admiration for him. Implosion at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm 1970 tripping like a good un
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:34am DCE:

well that's a bummer, Ken
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:35am Asheville Jon:

and he died on mine too!
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:35am f✲ f✲ (:

never heard of Kevin Ayers. so I align with the request of playing songs of him please!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:36am G:

@DCE I'm gonna be Mr Obvious and say everyone dies, the only question is when. It's actually a nice thing that there was a personally meaningful coincidence in it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:36am Caryn:

Don't know much about Ayers. Familiar with Gong, but that's it.
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:37am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- A lovely life well-lived.
- Thanx Kevin Ayers - !
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:37am DCE:

...wait...everyone dies??
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:37am hamburger:

Okay, I'm pretty some of those keys are being pressed at random.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:37am G:

who knew lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:38am Caryn:

@DCE: G keeps springing these things on us. Spoiler alert next time, G!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:38am hamburger:

  Wed. 2/20/13 10:38am Marmalade Kitty:

thats true that..
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:39am G:

Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:40am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

Christ almighty this one is brilliant (shooting @ the moon)
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:41am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- A pal of Syd Barrett's of course
- & I always wondered if Julian Cope was influenced ny Kevin Ayers
...but I often guess Copey wrong (on subject of 'don't meet your heroes' - a phrase Cope has referenced)...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:41am tim from champaign:

Wow, I'm really late to the game. These Kevin Ayers cuts are great. I only have the first Soft Machine and June 1, 1974. Thanks for playing these songs, Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 10:43am Ken From Hyde Park:

I thought up a possible money-maker for the station. "WFMU Ring Tones" I don't know how it would work, exactly. Would "Get off my phone!" be something people would pay for?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:43am G:

Two months as a proghead? That's almost enough time to listen to Tales from Topo Oceans and Lamb Lies Down on Broadway all the way through
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:43am f✲ f✲ (:

oops. Didn't know he was in Gong and Soft Machine. I blame my parents. They were more into King Crimson and ELP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:44am Caryn:

Hey, first time I've noticed that if I've favourited a song in the past, the star is lit up on later playlists!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:44am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

HAH, guitar-mouth... A related affliction is Cello Face. Always enjoyable.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:46am Caryn:

Please don't play Eläkeläiset today, Ken. That would be a terrible way to celebrate your birthday.
(Honestly, these are so blatant nowadays...)
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:47am Jennique:

@Ken from Hyde Park - great idea! One WFMU ring tone that I think people would pay for is "MORE MUSIC PLEASE"
Side note - luvluvluv the old black and white Popeye cartoons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:48am Ike:

Bummer that DJ Rupture is leaving. Great show. Oh well, figured that might happen sooner or later....
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:49am f✲ f✲ (:

Lyrics to Bondage's Moto

En la moto con Quique pierdo la cabeza.

En la moto con Quique cruzo la trecha.

These lyrics were brought to you by Fofo :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:49am Caryn:

One of the ringtones would definitely be Frangry going "Have a good one!" Which would be nice, since it would seem to wish for you to have a good phone conversation.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:50am dcp:

Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:52am dw:

Awesome Bondage! Found here:
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:52am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...'just like a car-toon by AAP'...
- more Julian Cope...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:52am Dave B:


I don't think Ayers was ever in Gong, but was associated via the Soft Machine connection
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:53am other eddie:

this is especially painful
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 10:55am other eddie:

this is not
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:55am Sugarfly Waterloo:

PS.. Passion and Torment is a William Burger project.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:55am ChrisB.:

Wow, Pink Floyd when they were psychedelic, rather than narcotic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:57am Caryn:

Man, it took a while to put two and two together concerning Ayers and John Cale's "Guts". The music world is a tapestry...
  Wed. 2/20/13 10:58am f✲ f✲ (:

Thank you Dave B. Didn't know that either!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:59am Caryn:

@Dave B: and some of Gong played on his solo records
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 10:59am George of Troy:

Yep, the bugger in the short sleeve buggered off.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:00am Dave B:

Thanks Caryn! It was all one big psychedelic induced love fest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:01am Wretch:

Is the egg crusher in the banner the girl from the Drunk Cooking video series?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:03am Ken:

A fine question Wretch! Not that I was wondering the same thing, but I AM NOW!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:03am Dave B:

@Caryn & f*f*(:

Here's an interesting Soft Machine family tree (up to 1977)....
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:03am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Best - ?'non-standard' - version of 'Interstellar Overdrive' I've heard...
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:03am f✲ f✲ (:

Guys I need some serious help here!!!1

Recently I have been waking up in the middle of the night around 4am. As if that wasn't enough, I wake up with the Ru Paul's "Jealous of My Boogie" earworm! Does anyone knows where to get a good earworm painkiller?
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:04am Steve A:

PATGOD. what a seminal album.....
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:04am Pale Son:

This is some sweet wankage!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:04am Cheri Pi:

Can we have a Gilli Smyth .GIF?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:04am Caryn:

@Dave B: thanks. Too bad Gong only gets a little note.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:05am Dave B:

Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:05am dcp:

man, haven't enjoyed PF improvisations this much in a while. Hanx Ken.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:05am f✲ f✲ (:

Thank you Dave B for the Softmachine tip. p.s. do you happen to have any earworm antidote?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:05am Jennique:
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:06am Ken:

1978: I would get high and drive around detroit at 90mph while listening to interstellar overdrive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:06am Caryn:

f✲ f✲ (: The only way to get rid of an earworm is to replace it with another. Have to say, your earworm isn't too bad. Better that than "The Macarena" or something.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:06am Dave B:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:07am Cheri Pi:

many a highschool acid trip to Interstellar O-Drive
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:07am Johnny Bigfoot:

Ha Jennique, they labeled Cook Rotten...
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:08am f✲ f✲ (:

Thank you Dave B! Ingest a poison to kill the bacteria! But yeah, urgency requires extreme measures. Thanks again!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:08am Jennique:

I know, but couldn't find one of JR wearing it that was readable.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:08am fred von helsing:

the fave-stars have ceased to spin / oh woe be we
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:08am Steve A:

came in on the middle, but def like the improv section better than original, methinks
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:09am Earrie:

hey hey
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:09am tim from champaign:

Since we're on the subject, does anyone know who played drums on the Terry Riley/John Cale album? The drummer's uncredited. My prog-head brother-in-law suspects it's the drummer from Gong.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:09am Dave B:

@Cheri Pi - no luck on animated Gilli, still searching
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:10am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Only cure for an Earworm
- short of Radical Invasive PopEctomy!
- is to put another equally ingratiating Tune in its' place...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:10am Caryn:

@Johnny: hah! You know, I could understand some kind of Matlock/Jones/Cook mix-up if one is not that familiar with SP, but how does anyone mix Rotten (or Vicious) with one of the others? Even if you know very little about punk, you know THAT much.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:10am Dave B:

@Tim - this album?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:11am Cheri Pi:

Thanks Dave B! After a day like today I think we've earned one
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:11am Krautman:

fungi omletta
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:11am Marmalade Kitty:

this was the version of Interstellar Overdrive used in the film documentary "Tonight let's all make love in london" about the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream concert '67
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:12am dcp:

Well Cook is wearing Lydon's shirt...
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:12am f✲ f✲ (:

You kidding me, Caryn!?

I rather much prefer to have that earworm! In comparison to "Jealous.." Macarena is like classical music made in heaven.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:12am Mark S:

David Thomas's voice seems to have changed or he sounds different because he is buried in the mix
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:13am Jennique:

@Caryn, yeah it's hard not to recognize Johnny Rotten's lidless stare. He's very much a brand of himself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:14am Caryn:

@tim: according to wiki (but who knows if it's accurate), it's Bobby Colomby. With Bobby Gregg on some tracks.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:15am Earrie:

hooky earworm?

You can shake them by consciously making them unlistenable. wfmu offers plenty of excellent examples.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:16am tim from champaign:

Dave B - yup, that album. I'm such a luddite that I always forget there's a world on information on the internet machine right at my finger tips.

Thanks Caryn!
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:16am Earworm:

I am here to stay, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:17am Caryn:

I still think you're pretty lucky, f✲ f✲ (:
I ended up with a Macarena earworm and tried to think of something similarly annoyingly catchy. And ended up with "Barbie Girl" stuck in my head. Oy.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:18am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...I got a 'Tonight London' CD (I bought @ the Supermarket er somethin' why not)
- but it sounds like it was recorded inside concrete compared to that...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:18am Dave B:

not as bad as Checov's ear worm...
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:20am Marmalade Kitty:

Tonite Let's All Make Love In London (Peter Whitehead 1967)
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:22am herb:

thanks for update, that YLT play in the morning during marathon. a different kind of JM MAYHEM in the AM.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:23am dcp:

totally on board with the anti-phone crap. I never answer the phone--don't even know why I have one...uh, all the other ones. Why do we need all these phones? I don't even answer the phone at work! Don't call!!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:23am Vicki:

  Wed. 2/20/13 11:24am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

- Good strategy - !
...Only way to survive Christmas Tunes for example is to put Sarky new lyrics to them...Make it Yours - !!!...
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:24am f✲ f✲ (:


The Barby Girl earworm has an antidote! Check the Aarne Tenkanen version !
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:24am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

hah, always dug that talkover loop, had no idea it was Frankie Machine. Such a surreal opener for this tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:24am Carmichael:

Happy birthing day, Kenneth. Hello, everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:26am Jeff:

Holy poop! That sample comes from a Sinatra recording? Who knew?

(Well, besides you, of course.)
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:26am G:

Mi Camino!!!!!!!! lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:27am Caryn:

@f✲ f✲ (: unfortunately, I'm so used to Tenkanen, that does nothing to ease the earworm. It just makes it worse. Now if I can just try and focus on Ken's show, maybe my mind will not make a Tenkanen song earworm its way into my consciousness...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:27am Dave B:

Can you play some RANK Sinatra?
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:27am Pushy Telephones:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:27am hamburger:

Belated Happy Vaginal Birth Day Donald Don Kenneth
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:28am G:

Best earworm removal method: Bury it under additional music, and some other tune will take over earworm status
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:29am Jeff:

He *says* he's vaginal. Has anyone seen the birth certificate?
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:29am listener monica:

jeez what a way to hear that kevin ayers has left the building. i'm in shock. i spent many lysergic hours listening to his music. RIP kevin. <3
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:29am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

...Phones are like Computers - but more annoyingly insistent & invasive
...Phones are like meeting people - but they aren't there (who knows what they're doing or how they're reacting)...hold on...
...Let's take acid & call yer Mom...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:30am Caryn:

News just showed footage of our town's big shopping centre. Been open for over 6 months now, but that was the first time I've ever seen what it looks like. The things tv tells you...
News also informed us that we've had 50 hours of sun since the 1st of December. No wonder I thought it was dark.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:30am listener monica:

can i make a request for "when your parents go to sleep" by kevin ayers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:31am Carmichael:

Ken, I believe you are operating from the Listener Carmichael Studio B. At least for another month ...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:31am Webhamster Henry:

Are you following this with Nina Hagen's version (Zarah)?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:32am Vicki:

*sigh* nico
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:32am Listener zero:

Animated GIF links to appease the Station Manager:
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:33am Sam:

That German one had such a triumphant ending. They always do.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:33am jamesie:

Nico Like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:33am Ken From Hyde Park:

Kurt Cobain news:
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:33am hamburger:

Oh Nico...
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:33am amanda c:

my favorite nico song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:34am Caryn:

Oh, Romy. Now I feel like watching "Inferno" again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:35am Ike:

My method for earworms is to imagine a bit of the song as a mangled stuttering remix, similar to bits of Terry Riley's "You're No Good," the most repetitive bits. Hammer a tiny portion of a phrase in the song in your mind over and over and over again to override the more catchy parts of the song. Takes serious concentration, though.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:36am Listener zero:

Like Nico too.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:36am Vicki:

a Blob Dylan song
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:36am Carmichael:

Yay, Caravan offshoot!!
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:36am f✲ f✲ (:

Great tip Ike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:37am thedunkel:

nice shot of owassa!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:37am Ken:

Jesus. Progging the f out today. Shoot me in the face, Sorry everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:37am hamburger:

No progrem Ken Don Kenneth! Lol :o) See what I did there.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:37am Listener zero:

Prog is good for your head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:38am -max-:

No worries, Ken. LOVE me some Hatfield anytime!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:38am Jennique:

I picture this lady playing the keytar to this tune...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:38am Carmichael:

Prog rules, Ken! Prog away, dude!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:38am Mike Noble:

Prog as fuck
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:38am Rev. Turnip Druid (xBSI):

more Sudden Infant will wipe that prog clean offa you face.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:39am f✲ f✲ (:

Oh noes my people...My Ru Paul sonar is detecting a menacing threat under its way from that tranny gif.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:39am People Like Us:

damn I'm not doing any work now
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:41am other eddie:

diggin the groove. thanks, ken
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:41am seang:

thanks for that Jennique!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:41am Vicki:

wow, this song by Kevin Ayers is amazing. I don't think I even knew his work until finding out because he died
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:42am dw:

Great Show, Ken!
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:42am pierre:

I was away for a bit. What happened ?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:43am Pale Son:

Super creepy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:43am Carmichael:

Music and pictures, Pierre. Nothing else.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:43am Jennique:

@seang - isn't she great? She looks kinda drunk. I aspire to such musicianship.
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:43am People Like Us:

Fahrenheit 451 gif
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:43am f✲ f✲ (:

People Like Us!

I was confused today when I read about that BBC documentary with the same name. Sue them for using your name ? Vicky ? Anyone ?
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:44am jamesie:

my spare room is yours if you need it Steve
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:44am Vicki:

I'm not sure life works like that
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:44am Planet Tyler:

Nick Drake is really too precious and sad and special to play with anyone else around (how did he come to be in movies and commercials??) - this is a good way around it
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:45am Caryn:

I feel like the F451 gif is telling me "Now's your line, dammit! Speak up!"
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:45am jamesie:

it already has , Vicki
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:46am Planet Tyler:

O hey Ken, speaking of movies (your May I? gif reminded me) - Check out Beyond the Black Rainbow. Midnight movie stoner 1970s arthouse sci-fi
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:46am Planet Tyler:

(Made in 2010)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:49am Carmichael:

Yay, Martin Newell!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:49am Parq:

I hadn't heard about Ayers -- damn, that's harsh. I confess that, when I was a kid, I thought "prog" was, like, ELP or Yes. And then came college, and the long road to WFMU listernership was broached.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:51am Jeff:

This Cleaner has a certain Billy Braggish feel.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:52am RevolutionRabbitNov63:

Tremendous gif of Nico :
- the only GothGirl we ever needed...
(...Well - I like a lot of 'em, actually...)
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:53am G:

Any idea when you'll be back on schedule, Vicki? Summer?
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:53am pierre:

suis-je normal ?
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:53am jt:

Such a good music-show! The visuals ain't bad either. Thanks Ken!
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:54am Lulu:

this is so nice
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:55am G:

Que sçay-je? -- Montaigne
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:55am Asheville Jon:

the end
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:56am Vicki:

not sure when I'll be back on schedule
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 11:56am Vicki:

check out Radio Boredcast if you haven't already, G -
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 11:57am Caryn:

Nice Simpsons gif.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:58am steve portland:

rdio doesn't cut off the beginning of tracks. I had the same issue w spotify.
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:58am Earrie:

Belated Geburtstag greetings to you, Ken. Good listening. Handy tips and tip ins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:58am Ken:

Bye everybody!!
  Wed. 2/20/13 11:59am Listening Out There:

Bye + Thx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 2/20/13 11:59am Ken From Hyde Park:

Barney Gumbel: "Don't cry for me. I'm already dead."
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 12:00pm Mark S:

Stephen Malkmus to realease Can covers for record store day
Avatar Wed. 2/20/13 12:00pm G:

I did listen to a fair amount of the boredcast when it was happening awhile back! :-)
  Wed. 2/20/13 12:15pm Marmalade Kitty:

Syd Barrett - Pink Floyd - Let's All Make Love In London pt1
  Wed. 2/20/13 12:19pm Marmalade Kitty:

*seperate film focused on The Pink Floyd.. awesome footage!
  Wed. 2/20/13 1:34pm f✲ f✲ (:

thanks ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 2/20/13 3:03pm Wretch:

Can I call my cute lesbians or what?
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