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Playlist for 01 January 2014 Options | New Year's Day 2014

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Artist Song Album Comments Approx. start time
Santo & Johnny  Sleepwalk   Options  
Kris Jensen  Torture   Options  
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Pink Floyd  Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast   Options Atom Heart Mother 
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Diana Ross  Love Hangover   Options  
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Cibo Matto  Black Hole Sun   Options  
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Roxy Music  In Every Dreamhome A Heartache   Options     0:24:14 (Pop‑up)
Rockabye Baby  Redemption Song   Options  
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Fuxa  Our Lips are Sealed   Options Electric Sounds of Summer 
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Roland S. Howard & Lydia Lunch  Some Velvet Morning   Options  

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Krzysztof Komeda  Rosemary's Baby Main Theme   Options  
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The Velvet Underground  Sunday Morning   Options The Velvet Underground & Nico 
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Johnny Cash  Sunday Morning Coming Down   Options  
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Lee Hazelwood  The Night Before   Options A Cowboy in Sweden 
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Bobby Bare  Quaaludes Again   Options  
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Rockabye Baby  Kashmir   Options  
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Dif Juz  Re   Options Soundpool 
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Pell Mell  Nothing Lies Still Long   Options Interstate 
1:19:25 (Pop‑up)
East River Pipe  Shiny Shiny Pimpmobile   Options The Gasoline Age 
1:23:37 (Pop‑up)
The Vanilla fudge  Ticket to Ride   Options  
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Home  Raising Tide   Options IX 
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Thug  Bulb   Options Electric Wooly Mammoth    1:37:15 (Pop‑up)
People Like Us  Break Me, Break My Horse   Options Don't Think Right, It's All Twice 
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King Curtis  Hungover   Options  
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Johnny Otis  Hangover Blues   Options  
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Lee Morgan  Latin Hangover   Options  
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Oranj Symphonette  Arabesque   Options The Oranj Album 
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Carla Bley  Sing Me Softly of the Blues   Options Dinner Music    2:05:39 (Pop‑up)
Virgin Prunes  Sandpaper Lullabye   Options  
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X  Nausea   Options Los Angeles 
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Mars  Helen Forsdale   Options No New York (V/A) 
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Klaus Dinger and Japandorf  Cha Cha 2008   Options Self Titled 
2:25:52 (Pop‑up)
Die Radierer  Drogentod Ob Es So   Options Eisbaren und Zitronen 
2:38:57 (Pop‑up)
RIAA   Down at Mississippi (Howlin Wolf vs Violator & Doughboy Stray)   Options Foolklegs - Folkloric Mashups 
2:44:49 (Pop‑up)
Little Axe  Crossroads   Options The Wolf that House Built 

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Haruomi Hosono & Friends  Nostalgia of Island   Options     2:55:24 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Ken:

Happy Hangover everybody! Lullabyes and hangover songs for all my friends today...
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 8:06am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning and Happy New Year. Hoping all goes well for you and WFMU in 2014! How is the in-house performance space coming along?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13am People Like Us:

Happy New Year :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13am People Like Us:

If you want a nice rock lullabye there's Some Velvet Morning by Lydia Lunch and Roland S Howard
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 8:21am Ken From Hyde Park:

At this hour, Wikipedia already lists four notable dead people -
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 8:24am Ken:

Morning everybody! So great to know that I'm not alone on this, the latest morning of the year! I found that version Vicki, thanks! Ken from HP, the performance space is coming along but the holdup is the extremely picky Jersey City Building Department But we will get it open this year for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28am People Like Us:

ah good, I just mp3d it to you as well so you have it twwwice
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38am People Like Us:

Sandpaper Lullabye by The Virgin Prunes - I have it so will email you the mp3
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 8:51am Asheville Jon:

green grass and high tides forever!
Avatar 8:52am Mark S:

A good hangover cure would be "Sister Ray"
Avatar 8:55am Mark S:

The mono Version is great!
As is the mono version of "The Gift" Who knew!
Avatar 9:00am tim:

Happy 2014, Ken at al. Smallish overhang, a 12oz can of Jolt Cola would surely hit the spot... Just have to mark the spot first.
  9:02am f❂f❂ (:

Happy 2014 Ken and friends!! I wish you the best this year.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 9:06am Ken:

Morning and Happy Happiness everybody! I'm thrilled to not be here all alone this morning.
Avatar 9:09am Sem Chumbo:

Beautiful evocative start. And breakfast being served, yet. Nice.
  9:10am SeanG:

Is this what they call hippie noise?
Avatar 9:11am dale:

nice hangover music this morning - if one had a hangover that is.
Avatar 9:12am Mark S:

I don't have a hangover, I'm still drunk
Avatar 9:14am dale:

rinse and repeat mark.
Avatar 9:14am fred:

Happy new year Ken and everyone
@Ken from Hyde Park: two writers, two priests. A tie so far, but the race is on!
  9:16am f❂f❂ (:

It's not a lullaby, that's for sure, and it's not exactly a hangover song but it might qualify as well:

Otto Von Schirach - Gagged Gizzard Goo

"Schirach made the album Pukology, which made "beats" out of barf. Recordings of vomit comets and chunder tornadoes."
Avatar 9:16am dale:

let us not forget those we lost on the eve - ricky nelson - or the day - mr. hank williams
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:16am mauri:

Hyvää uutta vuotta! Happy new year!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:17am davex:

Good morning, afternoon, and happy new year Ken and everyone everywhere...
  9:17am f❂f❂ (:

Jimmy Buffett - My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus.
Avatar 9:20am Mark S:

Hey I think Ken has slowed this down!
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 9:21am Ken:

My goal this morning is to do no harm. I dont want to increase the pain on anybody who happens to tune in whild they are still have a sweaty itching brain.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 9:24am Asheville Jon:

how about some Yoko Ono. that would cause no harm! (insert sarcasm here)
Avatar 9:24am dale:

did anyone here wear astronaut diapers last night to ride out the festivities? i hear they pass them out at times square
Avatar 9:25am dale:

i only heard this roxy song recently. i thought nick cave had a puff of helium.
Avatar 9:27am fred:

Ken, that's where you renew your Evil Genius creds. Why would anyone afraid of pain turn in to your show?
@Asheville Jon: I honestly, unsarcastically enjoy Yoko Ono's music. More than anything Lennon did, alone or with his band
Avatar 9:28am fred:

@dale: The first version I heard was by Talk Normal. I like it better than the original
Avatar 9:29am Mark S:

Avatar 9:36am Sem Chumbo:

Mingus had a seasonal hangover cure:
Avatar 9:37am fred:

Chances are a winner or runner-up for the Darwin awards has already staked his claim by now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am Rob W:

Here's some pretty indie-pop hangover music for this sleepy new year morning from Andalucia (southern Spain) c/o the Atomic Lemons:
Avatar 9:40am dale:

sunday morning coming down is a fine song for those who need some hair of the dog. on an unrelated note, i wish i was a 60 ft man and could peep like that
Avatar 9:41am Mark S:

I hope that all in the greater tri-state area are prepared for Snowmageddon
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 9:41am Asheville Jon:

fred: while i can enjoy some ono stuff every now and again, i think many people might find it painful if nursing a head issue caused by overindulgence.
Avatar 9:44am fred:

@Asheville Jon: you do have a point
Avatar 9:45am Sem Chumbo:

New Years Day coming down music. Easy does it.
  9:45am b k:

91.1 signal is still seems a little fuzzy.even with the fuzz,nice start to show.
Avatar 9:47am fred:

And it's done: my first music purchase of 2014 is "Don’t Think Right, It’s All Twice" by People Like Us
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 9:49am Ken:

Yes bk =- 91.1 is operating at low power right now due to transmitter problemos.
Avatar 9:51am fred:

That's a great version of Some Velvet Morning. Clicky-star!
  9:51am b k:

thanks ken,glad it's not just me.
Avatar 9:52am Mark S:

the most obvious choice "Sunday Morning Coming Down"?
Avatar 9:55am dale:

(in best horshack) - OOOOH OOOH - lee hazlewood's 'the night before'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am People Like Us:

Thank you Fred, just got the order :)
  9:59am SeanG:

good time to do laundry
  10:00am Peter:

Happy New Year Ken! Welcome back to the frigid east!
  10:02am Gordon:

Happy Sunday morning/2014, Ken & WFMU loyalists.
Avatar 10:02am dale:

(in best quagmire) all right!
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:03am Ken:

Thanks for all these great song suggestions, Dale and Mark and everybody else!
Avatar 10:04am dale:

sunday morning appears to be a bitch
Avatar 10:07am dale:

when i was a little kid my parents went out to a social club (they rarely drank). they come home that night and my father was holding my stumbling mother up - she had pissed her pant suit and was laughing hysterically. scared the crap out of me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:09am Rick from SC:

Happy 2014 to Ken and all
Avatar 10:11am m:

All these country tunes have put me in the mood for some Skeeter Davis.
Avatar 10:13am fred:

@dale: Was that scare lasting, or was the lesson "practice makes perfect"?
  10:15am burpage:

happy 2014 ken just wunderful again
Avatar 10:16am fred:

@m: I'm usually in the mood for some Skeeter Davis. Despite my appreciation for Yoko Ono. No wonder I like this station
Avatar 10:16am danjoseph:

You played this Dif Juz track last week too, and I still love it Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am jmd:

What do you mean this isn't Pell Mell? Hmm, sounds great anyway!
Avatar 10:18am dale:

no, i went on to almost pee my own pants many a time. now i only imbibe at home where a change of clothes and clean bath are near at hand
  10:19am will:

Wait I thought it was Durutti Column!
Avatar 10:19am Mark S:

"Radio 4" by PiL is a rather soothing song, perhaps to close the show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:20am Alison Porchnik:

Happy New Year, Ken! I would sure love to hear "Sunday Kind of Love." Not the Etta James version, though. The song by Israel Houghton, which is so much more your Kind of Style.
  10:25am burpage:

riff killing me with nite time
Avatar 10:25am fred:

@Mark S: I need to listen to Metal Box again, thanks for reminding me. I saw PiL two months ago, not great, but honest and generous, and all music, no crap. Lydon has lost an octave and doubled in width, but it was a nice show
Avatar 10:26am egal:

Wish I had a pimpmobile.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:30am Ken:

Egal, you hvae only yourself to blame for not having one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am davex:

Hey, take a ticket to ride instead.
Avatar 10:32am Mark S:

@Fred I don't know Lydon has become a somewhat embarrassing with all his "I'm working class me" stuff and he will tell everyoine over and over how honest he is. Though Metal Box is still great.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:33am Ken From Hyde Park:

Here's a list of 10 candidate songs -
  10:36am rolf:

Content removed for reasons of national health
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am Michael:

New Year’s Resolution – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Avatar 10:37am fred:

@Mark S: That was my opinion too, I only went because I had never seen PiL, and got a rebate on the ticket. But on stage there was none of that crap, and it was much better than what I expected (hooray for low expectations!). I'd say give him a chance if the ticket isn't expensive
Avatar 10:41am fred:

@Ken From Hyde Park: My personal NYE cheese is Nina Simone's version of Feeling Good
Avatar 10:42am Mark S:

Alright Fred, I know PiL is touring endlessly. I did see PiL at the Pallidium in NYC in 1980
Avatar 10:43am fred:

This PLU track comes conveniently pre-starred, no need to test my eye-hand coordination, which is a good thing
@Mark S: in that case you're probably better off not seeing them now
Avatar 10:45am Mark S:

Memories, right Fred?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am davex:

Great track, Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am People Like Us:

Avatar 10:47am danjoseph:

It's pronounced "Diffuse", or "dif-fuse"
Avatar 10:48am egal:

I like tahini sauce with my hubris.
  10:49am long time listener:

The transmitter is not tuned. It usually comes in fine on my car and home radios. But since yesterday at at least 6:50 it has not been coming in clearly on 91.1. I hope I'm not the only person who has reported this.
Avatar 10:49am Mark S:

Humis, hubris, what's the diff?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am People Like Us:

"91.1 is operating at low power right now due to transmitter problems"
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:50am Ken:

Yes longtime listener, we're operating on our backup transmitter at LOW power due to problemos at the transmitter location.
Avatar 10:51am cosmic matrix:

happy new year, all! hey at the childcare center i work at, we used to listen to a led zeppelin nap music tape for many months. it worked!
  10:51am long time listener:

Thanks people like us. That would explain it.
Avatar 10:51am fred:

Late breaking entrant: the Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic apparently blew himself up, staking a claim to both the Darwin awards and the Wikipedia notable list. YMMV, it's all unconfirmed media blather
Avatar 10:52am danjoseph:

...not to be telling KEN how to pronounce things!.... just sayin'
  10:53am Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

It's ok Ken, you can keep playing lullabies.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:56am Ken:

Danjoseph - are you flailing around for how to pronounce the name of the band Dif Juz?
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 10:57am Ken:

long time listener, I'm curious - where are you located? I want to know how far we get at low power.
Avatar 10:58am danjoseph:

yes, I believe it's "diffuse"...longtime listener of the band
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Ken:

aha I see! I thtand corrected. Thanks.
Avatar 11:03am fred:

re: the NSA logo: back when I was working in the defense industry, the NSA were highly respected, in part because nobody on the street had heard of them. How the mighty have fallen.
  11:04am KP:

Happy New Year, Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Ike:

Sounds good on home stereos here in beautiful Nwk. Car stereo was good last night except when it was so cold that my retractable antenna couldn't get it up.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:06am Ken:

Thanks KP< same to you and yours. Fred, that's not really the NSA logo, is it? I thought the NSA logo was a menacing feral octopus sucking the life out of Lady Liberty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Guido (Cologne):

Happy 'everything is becoming better' everyone!
Avatar 11:09am fred:

@Ken: What you posted is the NSA logo, what you're referring to is the NSA mascot
Avatar 11:10am Mark S:

The NSA logo should be a menacing feral octopus sucking the life out of Lady Liberty!
Avatar 11:14am fred:

It puzzled me too at first: an eagle clutching a key looks like it's just because it's shiny, a raven would know better. Then again, accumulating shiny things without a clue what to do with them looks like a fit
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:14am Ken From Hyde Park:

The latest octopus gifs -
  11:15am steve:

Avatar 11:17am Mark S:

oh I woke up rapidly!
Avatar 11:17am fred:

A conscious audience, you're being either picky or flattering
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Ike:

I went to a random hippie warehouse party last night in Union City. Too many smokers. My clothes smell like smoke. What is this, 1991?
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Ken:

Steve, did I burp on the air?!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Ike:

But a very good band, Ochestura, was playing spacy kosmischy sounds. Can't find them online, must be spelling it wrong. Definitely only one "R."
Avatar 11:20am Mark S:

Let's hope for a speedy recovery for Barbara Bush:
Avatar 11:21am Mark S:

  11:21am steve:

no sorry Ken, I just woke up and immediately burped into the comments page
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:21am Ken:

Ike, when that happens to me, know what I do? Change my clothes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Ike:

AH! Good idea, thanks!
Avatar 11:23am fred:

Thinks seem to be picking up on this programme. Will the 2014 successor to Khlam be revealed?
Avatar 11:24am egal:

Khlam is forever.
  11:26am f❂f❂ (:

Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:27am Ken:

Phew! Steve, you scared me. I just finished an apple and thought I had belched audibly and unconsciously on the air.

Fred, there will never be another Khlam. Alas.
Avatar 11:28am Mark S:

Avatar 11:29am fred:

Did Rob Ford get into wrestling?
Avatar 11:29am JakeGould:

Signal is good out in Bay Ridge. What happened? Changed the squirrels or greased up the wheel better?
Avatar 11:30am glenn:

please. no rob ford talk.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Guido (Cologne):

Ken's show quite often makes me feel like I'm the way to Düsseldorf.
Is it wooing Eropean listeners? ;-)
Avatar 11:32am fred:

sorry glenn, this IS a hangover free zone, my bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Ike:

Oh, it's Okestura, not Ochestura.
  11:32am Owlex:

My Sis got me this album for Christmas
Avatar 11:33am Mark S:

Did you know that was supposed to be a "La Düsseldorf" album but it was blocked at the last minute by Hans Lampe, the band's original drummer.
  11:34am Owlex:

I've been wanting it ever since I heard it on on Ken's show way back in February
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am davex:

@Guido: Düsseldorf is a bit closer for you. I'd have to listen to a few albums on the way.
  11:37am jan:

It's Wednesday AM- I forgot- thinking only that it was 2014. Fortunately I can listen to the archive,
kind of like leftover turkey the day after Thanksgiving. Still tastes good, just reheated. Happy new year to you Ken, and all of the listeners who gather here each Wednesday morning.
  11:37am f❂f❂ (:


Or you just can listen to the Wagner's album Der Ring des Nibelungen
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Guido (Cologne):

Hard to believe that exactly La Düsseldorf and Neu had the most quarrels and sues of all German bands. Maybe because of drug-nebulised mind of Klaus Dinger.

Düsseldorf has the largest Japan community in Germany by the way.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:38am Ken From Hyde Park:

Here's an amusing trick: scroll your browser so that bopping owl's head peeks up from the bottom of your screen. Peek-a-boo!
Avatar 11:39am Detroit Mac:

New Years All.
  11:39am f❂f❂ (:

I, for one welcome our new overlady, A. Merkel.
  11:40am Owlex:

marijuana, lsd and heroin
Avatar 11:40am egal:

Meet the new Merkel, same as the old Merkel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Guido (Cologne):

@davex : my ears were in the east quite recently, checking my old Amiga pressings (Renft, Team4, early Electra-Combo, early Nina Hagen), great performances and good productions.
  11:41am Owlex:

I dare you to not bob your head to this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Guido (Cologne):

Die Radierer from Limburg ... seen them as support for The Fall in 1983/83.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Stanley:

Happy New Year to you Ken and to everyone at the station.
Here's to another fantastic WFMU year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am davex:

@Guido - yep, we have some old Amigas which need some revisiting as well...
  11:44am f❂f❂ (:


If we all cross our fingers and pray aloud together, we might hear next Harte 10, Schlammpeitziger's 2-4 and Helga Schneider!!
Avatar 11:46am Mark S:

Howling Wolf is conflicted
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Guido (Cologne):

Driving down the RIAA-curve .... boooooom ....
Avatar 11:49am listener mark:

boom boom boom boom
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

A story my mom told me on the phone this morning - my brother-in-law has been drinking lots of coffee & Mountain Dew for years and decided Monday morning to quit cold turkey. That evening, he felt very weak and spent the night in the hospital. That's some serious caffeine withdrawal.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Ken:

Oh man! You never quit caffeine cold turkey! That's crazy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am davex:

How was that 3 hours? Thanks, Ken!
  11:58am f❂f❂ (:

Time flies! Can't believe show's over! Thank you very much, Ken! Take care all!
Avatar 11:58am JakeGould:

You don’t do that! You ween yourself off! For example, now I just have one or two cups of green tea. Boom! Done… After years of weening… And Sanka… Holy crap, Sanka… That will stop you ingesting anything.
Avatar The Kenschlampen Marathon 2020 Swag For Life Member 11:58am Ken:

Bye everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Guido (Cologne):

We LOVE the pronouncing thing thing!!!
You should hear me talking English.
Just in caste of interst: Radierer = ra-deer-err
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Guido (Cologne):

Bye bye ...
Avatar 11:59am fred:

I can't quit caffeine: I'm a software developer, I can't get below a set threshold or I'd get fired. They test us for this, you know
Avatar 11:59am Marcel M:

Bye KEN!
  11:59am long time listener:

Irvington, ny
  1:10pm trs:

Hahaha-ha (the magazine cover).
  9:01pm Fred R:

Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast was a nice touch to the morning after. Thanks Ken
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