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Options April 16, 2014: No matter what your friends say, to us you're perfect.

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Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Teddybears (feat. Eve)  Rocket Scientist   Options Devil's Music  0:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Single Gun Theory  From a Million Miles   Options Like Stars In My Hands  0:06:29 (Pop‑up)
Madeleine Peyroux  The Summer Wind   Options Half the Perfect World  0:11:02 (Pop‑up)
Mac Demarco  Moving Like Mike   Options Rock and Roll Night Club  0:19:45 (Pop‑up)
Blue Mitchell  Chick's Tune   Options The Thing to Do  0:22:19 (Pop‑up)
Mary Lorson & Billy Coté  Dig a Hole   Options Piano Creeps  0:31:56 (Pop‑up)
Ex Cops  James   Options True Hallucinations  0:36:54 (Pop‑up)
Cab Calloway  What's Buzzin' Cousin   Options Are You Hep to the Jive?  0:44:26 (Pop‑up)
Marti Brom with Barrence Whitfield  Goof Ball   Options Goofin' Records 7"  0:46:45 (Pop‑up)
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Arkestra  Moon Dance   Options Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy  0:49:31 (Pop‑up)
THE CBS RADIO WORKSHOP  NIGHTMARE   Options MAY 1957  1:01:04 (Pop‑up)
HARRY PARTCH, leading the Gate 5 Ensemble  AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY PETALS FELL IN PETALUMA   Options The Harry Partch Collection, Vol. 2  1:30:49 (Pop‑up)
Dizzy Gillespie & His Orchestra  Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac   Options Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac  2:10:56 (Pop‑up)
Jaimie Sharkey (with New Pink Floyd)  Throw My Kisses   Options Phone Calls  2:18:04 (Pop‑up)
The Mighty Bop  Infrarouge   Options La Vague Sensorielle  2:21:24 (Pop‑up)
Jim Putnam & Mickaël Mottet  Better Weather   Options Jim Putnam & Mickaël Mottet  2:26:26 (Pop‑up)
found answering machine tape  Snake for Cycle   Options unknown  2:30:00 (Pop‑up)
Paul Rubenstein  13xoxxoxooxoxxo   Options Solo Trios (Microtonal Works)  2:35:03 (Pop‑up)
Estrogen Jihad (DJ Keilidh)  Yayo (Lana Del Rey cover)   Options Nobody Does It Better, Vol. 12  2:40:22 (Pop‑up)
Doug Carn  Mighty Mighty   Options Adam's Apple  2:49:41 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 3:01pm Droll:

I can't handle the truth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm rrg:

I suspect an edit in that picture.
Avatar 3:01pm Sem Chumbo:

How'd he slip by the background checks, anyway?
  3:05pm TSA:

Sorry, his balls weighed less than 3 oz. each.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm AnAnonymousParty:

Kiwi fruit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm Parq:

I knew I could count on you.
  3:06pm TSA:

But who am you?
  3:06pm Laura L:

Another good reason not to have children! Viva nulliparas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Sigurdur:

Haha, There are devils on this mofo plane,,,, starring sam jackson.... btw thanks for info sem
  3:07pm TSA:

People call rug rats would tend to come across testicles nearby.
  3:12pm Who am I?:

I'm Batman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Alison Porchnik:

Was WFMU susceptible to the Heartbleed Bug? Has it installed a security patch? Should I change my Friendship Club password before all my personal WFMU data is exploited by a no-goodnik teenager in Novosibirsk?
  3:13pm Financial Adviser:

Yep, Alison. Protect the billions you have in your investment portfolio, NOW.
Avatar 3:14pm Dan B From Upstate:

I think I'm protected here, because I don't sign into any other websites as Dan B From Upstate, which in hindsight is kind of an unruly user ID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm Ken From Hyde Park:

These dudes say the site is OK - filippo.io...
  3:17pm Financial Adviser:

No snark? Dude's droppin' the ball.
Avatar 3:17pm Droll:

AP, Thanks for calling it what it is: A bug. I hate when apologists use euphemisms like "glitch" to make excuses for defective bloatware. Bugs are the wages of feature-creep. My computer doesn't even have a heart -- why are they anthropomorphising a machine? Computing has a long ways to go...
Avatar 3:17pm glenn:

lucifer's testicles? no hyperbole there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm Alison Porchnik:

"Fork me on Github" sounds a little hostile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18pm common:

fcc. sheesh.
  3:18pm Grace Hopper:

A bug is a bug is a bug.
Avatar 3:19pm ironybread:

No, I WON'T use this license renewal information...but if you NEED me to use this renewal information, I WILL. I will TESTIFY. You BET I will baby.
Avatar 3:20pm glenn:

since the word testify is derived from testicle, i deem that appropriate.
Avatar 3:21pm glenn:

or teste, actually.
  3:22pm Grammar Bug:

he added testily.
Avatar 3:23pm Sem Chumbo:

He's got the whole world in his hands, your Honour.
Avatar 3:24pm Droll:

Glenn, I hope your wrong and the dictionary is right: tes·ti·fy
ˈtestəˌfī/ late Middle English: from Latin testificari, from testis ‘a witness.’

Of course it doesn't say WHAT was witnessed, so you might be right. What do I know? I thought Easter was the planting festival, not some Satanic ritual involving disguised genitals.
Avatar 3:26pm still b/p:

An NPR story about Ukrainian decorated eggs had this severe oddity of a line:
"Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm rrg:

Droll, I expect you know (but will preach anyway) that there's a solid technical reason for calling that bug "heartbleed" on account of the specific vulnerability that it exploits. I thought it was rather clever. Not anthropomorphizing but just choosing a name that's to the point and memorable.
  3:29pm Grammar Bug:

i wasnt gonna correct glenn, but since droll did -- it's not an etymological connection but a very ancient Latin pun. In a passage in the Rhetorica ad Herennium (1C BCE), the author is giving advice about memorizing topics for a legal speech, and says "for example, in order to remember that you need to mention the testes (witnesses, Latin) in your legal speech, just visualize a pair of testes (testicles)." That would be vivid enough to make you remember that topic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm rrg:

Also, AP and Ken, the fact that a site is not currently vulnerable in itself says nothing about whether it was vulnerable previously.
  3:30pm Grammar Bug:

Yeah, my heart bleeds.
Avatar 3:31pm glenn:

"In ancient Rome, two men taking an oath of allegiance held each other's testicles, and men held their own testicles as a sign of truthfulness while bearing witness in a public forum."
  3:32pm Grammar Bug:

Yeah, Glenn, it was a pun! We have em in English, too...
Avatar 3:33pm glenn:

ummm. how is it a pun?
Avatar 3:33pm Sem Chumbo:

Tune to Irwin on FMU for the tunes, stay for the philology.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm Alison Porchnik:

Seriously? the Rhetorica ad Herennium has puns in it?
Avatar 3:36pm Droll:

rrg, Yes, yes... I do understand heartbleed is a pun (they're everywhere today!) on the heartbeat feature it exploits. I don't recall anyone talking about a bridge collapse as "bones breaking in the bridge's skeleton", or any physicist talking about "The little atom guys running around throwing dice to decide where to put their electrons next". It's a sign of an immature field.
  3:38pm Grammar Bug:

because testes and testes sound the same. just as here and hear do. take it or leave it. there's a lot of pop of folk etymology out there in the world. you can accept it at face value, or not :)
  3:39pm Grammar Bug:

Finnegans Wake has puns in it, too. WTF?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm fleep:

If your testicles are susceptible to the Heartbleed bug, change the password for your testicles right away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm Sigurdur:

  3:41pm Grammar Bug:

here's a good sign of folk etymology -- the weirder and more repeatable the story that comes with it, the more likely it is not true but folk etymology.
Avatar 3:42pm still b/p:

Apply some ointment to that jock glitch.
  3:46pm Grammar Bug:

hi de ho!
Avatar 3:46pm laughingacademy:

Aw yeah, Cab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm fleep:

Picture is not edited, it's from our friends at Landover Baptist www.landoverbaptist.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm mariano:

I thought the connection between the two meanings of testis/testes was that your testicles (testiculum = little witness) were the "witnesses" of your manhood. So, testicles would come from testify, not the other way around. Not saying that's a fact, just what I recall reading on the matter.
Avatar 3:50pm Droll:

Our Price: $27.99
You Save: Nothing. (Only Jesus Saves!)
  3:51pm Grammar Bug:

That's a satirical page by someone making fun of evangelicals, no? Pretty obviously...
Avatar 3:52pm glenn:

Mandatory Reading for All Christians!, April 7, 2009
Reviewer: Mrs. Dana Johnston (Proud Homeschooler!). Virginia Beach, Virginia
To explicit to be read to the children outloud, but Peter (my hubsand) and I have benifitted greatly from this ipmortant book! It is easey to get thruough and and egg-cellent read! ;) LOL!

home schooling. a boon to society.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Mike East:

deviled eggs are delicious. just sayin'
  3:56pm Grammar Bug:

diabolically good.
  4:00pm flubby:

Hey Irwin, whatever happened to Bingo Gazingo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm rrg:

How long is it, Irwin? I missed it if you said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:04pm mariano:

@glenn: To me the funniest part of Landover is the archive of mail they've gotten over the years from people who think it's a real site, either well-intentioned secularists or Christians who think LBC is pushing a bad, extemist form of Xtianity.
Avatar 4:05pm Droll:

I can't find anything on the orchestra. Do you know if that's library music or written for the show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm Irwin:

@flubby: Bingo is deceased, hit by a car on New Year's Day a few years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07pm Alison Porchnik:

WTF Irwin? you hate it when people talk about their dreams!
Avatar 4:08pm awkward jack:

i have this same dream every night!
  4:09pm Grammar Bug:

OK, given the resistance I'll break down and give a cite. -- From Perseus, the classical studies site at Tufts, quoting Lewis & Short, a standard public-domain Latin etymological dictionary:

"testis1... a witness....

testis2... a testicle [many quotations].... In a pun, with testis1 [more quotes, from writers of comedy plays and sexual poetry]"
  4:11pm Adam West:

Is this me?
Avatar 4:12pm still b/p:

See also, "Sack of Rome."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Sigurdur:

Has anybody here heard the BBC show, where there is a man sitting on a bed in a mental institution and explaining his travels thru multiple universes to his daughter. I think this was made in 2010 and broadcasted in 8 one hour shows. Cant remember the name od the show
  4:15pm flubby:

Oh no! Poor Bingo! I had no idea. Thats awfully sad.
  4:16pm Grammar Bug:

Lacuna Corp. has deleted it from your memory, Sigurdur.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Blacktooth:

I'm finding this to be genuinely creepy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm mariano:

@Grammar Bug: Right, but does it say that they both derive from the same Indo-European root word, or that the resemblance is coincidental? I'm just curious. The Perseus citation seems to say that the witness meaning was first, then the anatomical one, which would be in keeping with the utilitarian nature of some Latin anatomical terms (eg vagina = sheath, etc).
  4:17pm flubby:

Yeah this is freaking me out
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Sigurdur:

Hehe i had to google laguna....Grammartbug
Avatar 4:19pm Peteski:

is pretty accurate
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:20pm Irwin:

@flubby: en.wikipedia.org...
  4:24pm Grammar Bug:

@mariano -- never meant to go into so much detail, i need to finish paid work, but here goes:
note that testa is pot in Latin, hence French tete (head), and testa may or may not be related to testis/testicle. so yes, body parts were named by metaphor sometimes in Latin.

if we go to PIE, 5000 freaking years ago, testis is from the root trei = three, a witness being a *third* person who witnessed what happened in a lawsuit and can testify about it -- see calvin watkins' dictionary of PIE
Avatar 4:25pm Droll:

That CBS Radio Workshop show was fantastic! That was the golden age of radio shows, it's an enormous production: a dozen actors, foley guys, recording engineers, writers. And it really is experimental, fantastic writing. I'm blown away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm common:

@droll: I agree!
Avatar 4:28pm luca:

think this could mean you learned it the 'wrong' way irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm mariano:

Thanks, @Grammar Bug! Only reason I brought up PIE was because I thought it was the ultimate test (!) of the common origin of seeming cognates.
  4:30pm P-90:

Thumbs-up on the CBS Radio Workshop. I love Golden Age Radio, wouldn't mind hearing more of it on WFMU. Just sayin

ALSO: What if I WANT my children to play with Lucifer's testicles?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Cory:

yeah, Nightmare was awesome. would love to hear more of them.
  4:33pm Grammar Bug:

@mariano -- there ya go -- "test" in the sense of exam is from another Latin word, testum, for something or other thingamabob used in refining precious metals and measuring their purity. sounds like testis, but just a pun, not a relative!
  4:34pm P-90:

CBS Radio Workshop + Harry Partch = why WFMU is awesome

I mean: c'mon, where else?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35pm rrg:

You philologists are impressing me. Here on this radio station message board.
  4:38pm Grammar Bug:

where the f*** else would we para-impress you? [add your own emoticon hear] that's where we is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm rrg:

I don't know where you is. It's where I is. Hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm mariano:

@rrg: Well, to be fair, I'm no philologist. But FMU programming does provoke discussion: lately Liz B's message board has had conversations on philopsophy and architecture, also arcana like French drug slang and eyebrow maintenance!
Avatar 4:43pm Droll:

[Searching for the perfect picture for Irwin to replace this one with to put all the comments out of context]
I've got some Lucifer's Friend queued up to listen to after the show. Gonna check for hidden Easter messages.
  4:49pm Grammar Bug:

After the petals fell, Petaluma was still partched.
  4:52pm Jonathan Herweg:

This is fantastic.
  4:57pm P-90:

Hi DJ Jonathan H.
Avatar 4:58pm glenn:

irwin must be vacuuming.
Avatar 5:00pm Droll:

Yes, microtonal bliss. Before the instrumentarium is banished they should make a sample library so musicians can still have access to the unique sound of many instruments in this tuning.
Avatar 5:04pm coelacanth:

Hello Irwin & flock. -Loving Harry Partch.
fleep, thanks for that link.That is hilarious! I myself don't play with Lucy's testicles any more;I just eat them after my niece & nephew find them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:07pm rrg:

Slightly late on the federally mandated station ID but I DON'T CARE.
  5:09pm P-90:

Is there room at the station for some/all of the Partch instruments?
  5:10pm Grammar Bug:

After years at Montclair State, the Instrumentarium is now stateless.
  5:11pm LP:

Can you PLEASE play Harry's explanation of the bass (or is it boo?) marimba. The album was released with Delusion of the Fury, but only on vinyl!!
  5:12pm Grammar Bug:

I am so fucking alert after that buzzing that it qualifies as a federal emergency.
Avatar 5:12pm ironybread:

Love that EAS test - a real classic. Too bad the EAS album is out of print
  5:13pm P-90:

So we're good to go if we ever need a freeform radio announcement that a biological/radiological weapon has been deployed in the area? Good to know
  5:13pm Grammar Bug:

Maybe they'll bring it back on high-quality vinyl.
  5:14pm P-90:

Q: Did Partch ever compose a musical piece using EAS alert tones?
  5:15pm Grammar Bug:

He composed the EAS tone (uncredited, and of course unpaid)
  5:19pm P-90:

As a civil service, doing his part in the Cold War? Cool
Avatar 5:22pm ironybread:

Aha, a little Joe Frank foreshadowing.
  5:22pm Grammar Bug:

Sure, why not? [Pulls out his poetic license]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm mariano:

Oh wait, this is the music Joe Frank used on White Moon, no?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:25pm Irwin:

Avatar 5:26pm ironybread:

THERE'S a three-hour show I'd listen to - nothing but Joe Frank background music.
  5:32pm Grammar Bug:

This kid with the wispy voice is totally snakebit.
Avatar 5:39pm Droll:

I like the idea of an economy based on Snakes and Cycles. You can't have both, you must exchange one of the other in a marketplace with snakes and motorcycles. Sounds more fun than guns and butter.
  5:40pm P-90:

Excellent idea: a "theme" show of the sources for all of Joe Frank's background loops
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46pm mariano:

@P-90 & ironybread: Agree! That would be a fascinating show.
  5:49pm P-90:

That would also be an enjoyable show, because all of the tracks would be worth listening to.
Avatar 5:56pm Droll:

Lots of throwback and microtonal sounds this week. I approve.
Thanks Irwin, see yinz later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm mariano:

Thanks Irwin, bye all!
  5:59pm P-90:

Tanx, Irwin! See you and Joe next week
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