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Options February 25, 2013: I Feel So Goddamn Low: RIP Kevin Ayers

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Kevin Ayers  This Song Isn't Called Anything   Options What More Can I Say...    actually, it eventually became called "Hymn"   
Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Francois Bayle  It   Options V/a, An Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music Vol 4      0:05:17 ()
Kevin Ayers  Lunatics Lament   Options Shooting at the Moon      0:12:04 ()
Kevin Ayers  Stop This Train   Options BBC 1 Top Gear session, Feb 10 1970      0:13:00 ()
Kevin Ayers  Song from the Bottom of a Well   Options Whatevershebringswesing      0:18:56 ()
Kevin Ayers  Religious Experience (Singing A Song In The Morning)   Options Joy of a Toy (reissue bonus cut)    yep this is the one w/ Syd Barrett playing gtr  0:23:34 ()
Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno, Nico, & The Soporifics  Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes   Options June 1, 1974      0:26:30 ()
Kevin Ayers  Cold Shoulder   Options The Unfairground      0:29:30 ()
Ladybug Transistor w/ Kevin Ayers  Puis-je?   Options V/a, Pop Romantique: French Pop Classics      0:32:35 ()
Kevin Ayers & Bridget St John  Jolie Madame   Options Odd Ditties      0:36:13 ()
Kevin Ayers  Song for Insane Times   Options Joy of a Toy      0:38:09 ()
Kevin Ayers  Gemini Child   Options BBC 1 Alan Black Session, May 20th 1970      0:42:09 ()
Kevin Ayers  Shouting in a Bucket Blues   Options Bananamour      0:45:21 ()
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci  Why Are We Sleeping?   Options Llanfwrog EP      1:05:39 ()
Bongwater  Why Are We Sleeping?   Options Too Much Sleep (bonus)      1:10:14 ()
Urinals  Why Are We Sleeping?   Options Negative Capability...Check It Out!      1:14:21 ()
Rich Hazelton with the Hoof and Mouth Sinfonia  Why Are We Sleeping?   Options 2008 WFMU Marathon Finale    watch it here  1:16:14 ()
Kevin Ayers  Why Are We Sleeping?   Options BBC 1 Top Gear session, Feb 10 1970      1:21:04 ()
Bongwater  We Did It Again   Options Double Bummer      1:30:00 ()
The Church  Decadence   Options       1:32:10 ()
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci  Kevin Ayers   Options Tatay      1:41:27 ()
Como Asesinar A Felipes  Pajaros en Contra   Options Comenzara de Nuevo      1:53:00 ()
Bobb and the Kidds  Selling Me Short While Stringing Me 'Long   Options Take Me Home Vienna 7"  1981    1:56:50 ()
The Designated Mourner  Konrad   Options Clarinet Quartets 7"      2:01:08 ()
Sun Araw  I'm Gonna Cross That River of Jordan   Options Split 7" w/ Spacemen 3      2:03:45 ()
Pretty  Electric Hand   Options Moustache in Your Face double-7"      2:13:00 ()
Tony Carey  No. 8   Options Explorer and Yellow Power LPs      2:16:58 ()
Mueran Humanos  El Circulo   Options El Circulo 12"      2:20:22 ()
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie "Prince" Billy  Breakdown   Options What the Brothers Sang    the Brothers Everly  2:28:23 ()
Robert Calvert  Widowmaker   Options Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters      2:36:12 ()
Moira Scar  Miss Funktion   Options Scarred For Life      2:38:58 ()
Depth & Current  Make It Home   Options 7"      2:42:13 ()
Parquet Courts  Tears O' Plenty   Options Light Up Gold      2:46:51 ()
Kevin Ayers  Soon Soon Soon   Options Odd Ditties      2:49:51 ()
Kevin Ayers  Falling in Love Again   Options BBC 1, Bob Harris Session, May 17 1972      2:53:58 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:03pm DCE:

hey Scott
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:04pm Nardo:

I scream, you scream, we all scream ... for Ikea horsemeatballs!
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:05pm paula pc:

HEY SCOTT -- wonderful
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:05pm S.A. from S.F.:

Another Kevin Ayers fan!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Thanks for the Kevin tribute, Scott. Crystal Clear.
Love this demo - the one that inspired Joe McG's choice of bed music.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:06pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

Good afternoon forever.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:07pm Matt from Springfield:

@Nardo: But the point is in the labeling--you wouldn't want horse in lasagna! At least Ikea always stated clearly that they were serving the Swedish delicacy, horsemeatballs.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:08pm Matt from Springfield:

@Rev Turnip: That would make a GREAT album title! And with "This Song Isn't Called Anything" playing, it seems a fitting send off to Kevin Ayers!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:09pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

YAY! Oscillator squeal! I swoon!
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:11pm common:

so nice
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:11pm S.A. from S.F.:

@Matt - NEVER order the Rocky Mountain Oysters, then.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:11pm Van in DC:

Did what?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:11pm SheWolf:

Kevin Ayers is in the air every day for a few days now. It's great.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:12pm S.A. from S.F.:

This track is news to me.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:12pm Matt from Springfield:

@SA: At least I *know* what those are already! ;)

Robert Wyatt collab!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:13pm Looms:

Didn't know that R. Wyatt & F. Bayle worked together, thx
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:14pm Cheri Pi:

yeah! groovy,
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:15pm Scott Williams:

hey everyone! glad you've still got room for more Kevin Ayers, I got a lot! he was a big 'un for me
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:16pm S.A. from S.F.:

Damn, what? Is this an Ollie Halsall guitar part?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:16pm Faye:

ready to enjoy the shit out of this program
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Lament, us Lunatics!!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:17pm Scott Williams:

fuck yeah faye!!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:17pm Matt from Springfield:

@Scott: Unlimited refills on Kevin Ayers at FMU! Happy to fill 'er up again and again!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:18pm Sem Chumbo:

Playing my songs. Thanks, SW.
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:18pm paula pc:

thanks for playing an alt version of the first Ayers song I ever heard (Stop This Train (Again Doing It)), which I heard on a cassette years and years ago and just stopped in my tracks
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:19pm S.A. from S.F.:

I suspect you will, Faye, as another polymath.
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:19pm AyersRock:

Low damngod so feel I.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:20pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

setting glorious fire to the circus of the mind.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:23pm S.A. from S.F.:

My first exposure to Kevin Ayers was the June 1st, 1974 album, which I bought because it featured live tracks by my latest favorite, Brian Eno. Funny how these things go.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:25pm YETI BOB:

(scott. you can go ahead and play nothing but kevin ayers until the end of your show)
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Like "Vegetable Man" x "Not To Touch The Earth" x Velvet Underground = THIS!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:27pm S.A. from S.F.:

I think there should be some Robert Wyatt, as well.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:31pm S.A. from S.F.:

"Religious Experience" is actually one of my most favorite Kevin Ayers songs ever -- pretty good, since I don't believe in religious experiences!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:33pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

that tune from the bottom of a well was a perfect brain puppet-show for a [aforementioned] foolish lack of sleep. Probably need that album now...
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:36pm S.A. from S.F.:

I've often thought about having a radio show, and matching Kevin Ayers' "Religious Experience" with Jethro Tull's "Singing All Day".
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:37pm Yair Yona:

What's up Scott
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:37pm Carmichael:

Hiya Scotty and everyone. I shall also chime "Kevin"!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:39pm Matt from Springfield:

"Ladybug Transistor"!
Anything French pop sounds cool, even though I don't know what they're saying!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:40pm I X Key!:

Good morning! Happy monday!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:40pm I X Key!:

Will the WFMU Friendship Society one day keep me logged in/ remember me?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:42pm Van in DC:

Hate to have to cut out in the middle of all this but I have to cut out in the middle of all this. Thanks Scott!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:42pm S.A. from S.F.:

@Matt May I? Stare at you, for a while? I'd like your company for a while.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:44pm YETI BOB:

Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:45pm S.A. from S.F.:

Sorry, Van. Having to had to cut in, near the end of Irene's set, I know how it feels.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:45pm Matt from Springfield:

@SA: As long as you don't try to steal my soul/break into my dreams!
@Van: Happy Monday and Happy Ayers to you!
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:46pm Irene:

Scott, loving this Kevin Ayers tribute!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:47pm S.A. from S.F.:

@Matt - No, but I might break out my trumpet.
  Mon. 2/25/13 3:47pm SkyDrunk HeartbeatBand:

More obscure Kevin Ayers today.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:49pm S.A. from S.F.:

At this point. there should really be a DJ talk...
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:50pm S.A. from S.F.:

My song. Totally.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:53pm I X Key!:

Sometimes I get too drunk
I feel so goddamned low
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:53pm YETI BOB:

SkyDrunk: Obscure?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:55pm DCE:

nuthin' but stars today, buddy
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:57pm Mike East:

I know nothing about Kevin Ayers (or the Soft Machine, for that matter), but its never too late to learn. Thanks for the edumacation, Scott
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:59pm Yair Yona:

When David Crosby will die, it'll be the saddest day on earth. and Neil. and Joni.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 3:59pm Matt from Springfield:

Nana Puddin??? Where? Where!!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:00pm S.A. from S.F.:

Scott, it really doesn't matter matter which angle you approach Kevin Ayers from -- he IS the dude!
  Mon. 2/25/13 4:00pm seang:

i got room
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:05pm S.A. from S.F.:

@ Yair Yona: Not until half of those guys dies.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:07pm Matt from Springfield:

Woooooo! Tag Teams commence!
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your WALLETS!!!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:12pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

sick wonderful cover. Haven't heard this one before...
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:13pm Cheri Pi:

these are some deep cuts SW!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:14pm DCE:

this is a great one, indeed
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:14pm DCE:

Welsh just looks soooo weird
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:16pm Cheri Pi:

the ultimate!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:18pm tim from champaign:

Yair - Do you dig "If I Could Only Remember My Name"?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:18pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

jeezus I forgot Bongwater did this. Timewarp.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:22pm Matt from Springfield:

Yeah! H&M respeck to Kevin!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:23pm S.A. from S.F.:

Oh my goodness.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:23pm YETI BOB:

Matt: You call that "respect"?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:24pm Matt from Springfield:

@Yair,tim: I have that Crosby solo one on vinyl--you open up the jacket and it has photos of all the musicians of the album, most of them legendary. I bought that from a record store in college, and the guy who sold it showed me the pictures and commented how much drugs must've been consumed during the making of the album!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:25pm steve:

hi Scott and listeners! this is quite the tribute
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:26pm Matt from Springfield:

@SA: This is the Hoof AND Mouth! Imitation is always the sincerest form of flattery! Don't judge on its merits, judge on the fact it was included in the lineup ;)

Hi steve!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:27pm Yair Yona:

@Tim, Matt - If I Could Only is one of my all time fav albums, of course.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:29pm DCE:

is Traffic involved with this? I could swear I heard Stevie Winwood.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:29pm BDR:

Holyfuck, that Bryce doing Zeppelin? I need reevaluate everything.
  Mon. 2/25/13 4:30pm John L.:

I first heard Kevin Ayers on a Connecticut station while I was growing up on Long Island. I was 12 or 13 and hearing his music was pivotal in shaping my taste. This is a great tribute. Thanks.
  Mon. 2/25/13 4:31pm seang:

sleep is my drug of choice
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:36pm Matt from Springfield:

@DCE: Could be him, you never knew you might've been hangin at the BBC on that day and was asked to join in.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:36pm DCE:

speaking of sleep, I just read a "review" of a Pink Floyd tribute act. One of the musicians says "we will play all the hits to keep people from dozing off." Is that the proper attitude?
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:38pm jeff-m:

really enjoying the tribute man!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:40pm tim from champaign:

Last night I listened to The Final Cut for the first time since I was a teenager. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. Not much of Pink Floyd Fan after Ummagumma.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:42pm Matt from Springfield:

Die KIRCHE aus Australien!!!!!! Wuhu!!!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:42pm Scott Williams:

hey, thanks a lot Jeff!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:45pm sFrances from VA:

Hello WFMU regulars & irregulars, sorry I'm late to the party & missed Bongwater!
  Mon. 2/25/13 4:47pm Yair Yona (tel aviv,earth):

Tim, it's a brilliant album but has nothing to do with Floyd, aside for the brand
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Hey Frances!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 4:50pm sFrances from VA:

Hey Matt! Hope all is swell up in NoVA land
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:11pm Matt from Springfield:

Ahhh, spacey...

NoVA Land is going fine so far!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:17pm Matt from Springfield:

Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:22pm steve:

Tony Carey! i am so pumped this is getting reissued - Explorer - Enjaw J is an all time fav
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:28pm I X Key!:

That was a lovely tribute, thanks
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:30pm I X Key!:

Who else is looking forwardto the marathon antics?! I wanna give more than ever!
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:30pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Did former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop have any songs recorded? He has died today at age 96. RIP
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:35pm Carmichael:

His cover of Metal Machine Music is comng out next week.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:55pm jeff-m:

cheers sir :)
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:57pm Carmichael:

Thanks Scott for the Ayers tribute. Sorry about the lame joke.
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 5:57pm jeff-m:

liked the joke mucho
Avatar Mon. 2/25/13 10:24pm Stanley The Meat Guy:

The reviews look promising. I'm with Faye!
  Tue. 2/26/13 11:46am hypersomniac:

wow Wow WOW! what a fitting tribute!
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