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Playlist for 23 April 2014 Favoriting | Invasive Musical Species

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Laibach  The Whistleblowers   Favoriting Spectre 
Yen Memorial Artists  God Be With You Till We Meet Again   Favoriting Self Titled 
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King Kong  Old Man on the Bridge   Favoriting Title Track 
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Roxy Pain  Careless Whispers (Super Indigo Mix)   Favoriting  
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Matmos  E.S.P.   Favoriting The Marriage of True Minds 
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Velvet Monkeys  Favorite Day   Favoriting Everything is Right 
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Gezan  Kouchuu No Wakai   Favoriting Katsute Uta Toiwaretasore 
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Sigh  A Sunset Song   Favoriting Imaginary Sonicscape 
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My Bloody Valentine  Only Tomorrow   Favoriting m.b.v. 
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Oy  First Box Then Walk / Trolls   Favoriting First Box Then Walk    *   0:59:05 (Pop-up)
Lake  Circular Doorway   Favoriting Title Track 
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Juana Molina  Tres Cosas   Favoriting Title Track 
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Meridian Brothers  Cancion de Invierno   Favoriting Devocion (Works 2005-2011) 
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Los Pirañas  Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (eran un mismo continente)   Favoriting Toma Tu Jabon Kapax 
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Control Machete  Cheve   Favoriting Solo Para Fanaticos 
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Mexican Institute of Sound  Katia, Tania, Paulina Y La Kim   Favoriting Piñata 
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The Moles  Surf's Up   Favoriting Untune the Sky 
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Lorette Velvette  20th Century Boy   Favoriting Rude Angel 
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Pow!  66   Favoriting Hi-Tech Boom 
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Wasn't Wisnt  Baby Drill   Favoriting Steel Cut 
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Dva  Surfi   Favoriting Nipomo 
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Oy  Hatching   Favoriting First Box Then Walk 
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ae  Gauche   Favoriting bootleg 
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Jeff Burch  La Perouse   Favoriting Self Titled 
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Neil Young  If You Could Read My Mind   Favoriting A Letter Home 
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The Beatles  Norweigan Wood Slooowww   Favoriting  
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People Like Us  Break Me, Break My Horse   Favoriting Don't Think Right, It's All Twice 
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Losfeld  Um   Favoriting 1 
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Nina Simone  Save Me   Favoriting  
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Peter Wahlbeck  Kakarna Kung   Favoriting  
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Vert  Everything From Shells   Favoriting Small Pieces Loosely Joined 
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Raymond Scott And Go Home Productions  Good Duquesne Air   Favoriting Raymond Scott Rewired 
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Music behind DJ:
Haruomi Hosono & Friends 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01am Ken:

Guten Tag everybody!
  6:05am P-90:

Guten Tag Stationmeister Ken!
--- I was curious to check out this pre-game scene you got going on Wednesday mornings, in real time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:11am Ken:

Damn P-90, you win the early bird award! Im not even at the station yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:12am Ken:

THis is merely the place and time for me to post all the GIFS that would otherwise crash the playlist, and for listeners to request music that I might actually have time to track down before the show begins.
  6:30am P-90:

I was up & listening anyway, I'm doing some research at Butler Library at Columbia U, just across the river. I've opened your playlist page at 9am and seen the early start, thought I'd peek. This is cool, one can listen to John Allen and toggle from his page to yours.
The "Forest Fireworks" GIF is really beautiful, it's so reminiscent of an MC Escher drawing, with the black & white half-tones, the way the trees are drawn, and the extreme perspective, I wonder if that was the artist's intention...
and you gotta love the wet bulldog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54am Ken:

What are you researching, P90?
  7:12am P-90:

evolution of invasive and invaded species
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21am Cory:

that sounds... smart.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 7:52am Planet Tyler:

Wow there's a lot going on here pre-show. Hi Ken, hi all else.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 7:55am Planet Tyler:

Hey P-90, you might want to check out some National Park Service archives - they deal with that a lot and they do a lot of science.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56am Ken:

Weirdest invasive species, P90?
Avatar 8:05am Okasa:

Morning Kens. Morning non-Kens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28am Asheville Jon:

happy first day of Moog-fest!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30am Ken:

Moogfest you say?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:31am Asheville Jon:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32am Asheville Jon:

yes! hope to see Kraftwerk or Giorgio Moroder
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51am Asheville Jon:

Ken, you should consider coming down and doing some broadcasts from it.
  8:56am Robert:

I take it things didn't go quite as hoped, delaying the job posting.
Avatar 8:59am KOTJ:

I once knew a dog from Nantucket...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:02am Sem Chumbo:

...that kept a bone in a bucket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am common:

hello ken. hey, where are you gonna be in philly? i forgot.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:03am AnAnonymousParty:

Weirdest invasive species? Humans, duh. Speaking for myself, of course.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:04am Vivian:

Regarding Moogfest, it takes place in an awesome town. Love Asheville! Someone described it as too many hobos and hippies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am common:

moogfest? i wanna!
  9:05am Hobos:

Damned hippies ruin everything.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 9:05am Neg-guh-tor:

Morning Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05am Ken:

Common =- Cant remember - it's May 16th, it's listed in the Seven Sec Delay newsletter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Asheville Jon:

many hippies. i think the hobo population is down, but now that the weather is getting real nice, that may change
Avatar 9:07am egal:

Hobos and hobo culture are dying out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am Ken:

Hobo culture is just evolving.. just saw a photo essay of current hobos. they're more like gutterpunks now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am DCE:

heyba heeba!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:11am AnAnonymousParty:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am common:

thanks ken. i did remember the date, at least.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:11am Vivian:

We visited Asheville last February. Lots of hippies but thought they were only in town for the Dark Star Orchestra show.
Avatar 9:11am egal:

Ken: interesting point
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 9:11am Neg-guh-tor:

Hooba culture?
Avatar 9:11am Dan B From Upstate:

Weird. I'm getting Howard Stern flashbacks for some reason...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

The evolution of invasive hobo culture?
  9:12am nameJohn:

Hey Ken! I'm still a fan. Hobo heeba habba
Avatar 9:12am still b/p:

Hey, have a hobo hobo hobo!
Avatar 9:13am KOTJ:

Hey buh mam buh it's buh King buh Kong buh.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:13am Vivian:

Hey Ken, will you play a track off of the new Neil Young/Jack White album? Pretty please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am Ken:

I'd love to Vivian, we dont have it yet - is it streaming online?
  9:14am Sam:

Where does hobo meet huumpa?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 9:16am bbell:

Mmmmm, good.
Avatar 9:17am earrie:

@ P -90 Hey, curious if/how you're considering 'introduced' vs 'disturbance' related (eg, 'storm wind blown') in your research.

I think there's a bag of cultural bias in the word, 'invasive' that has little-no translation beyond humans.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:17am Vivian:

Not sure if it is streaming online. Joe Belock's playlist from yesterday included a track from that album.
Avatar 9:20am earrie:

You can consider the resultant interspecific competition for resources, sure. But then you also have to consider the intraspecific competition, too. Not to mention the non-competitve commensal and symbiotic relationships that can also form.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Ken:

Damn that Joe Belock! he has no qualms whatsoever about sneaking into Neil's barn and lifting the master tapes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21am Ken:

Thank you earrie. P90 hasnt been here for an hour.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:22am MD:

SPRING....a head?
  9:26am nameJohn:

nobody really talks about E.S.P. anymore
Avatar 9:27am earrie:

Ha. Oh. I started reading at the beginning and paid no attention the time.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:27am MD:

From one Invasive specie to another...GOOD MORNING ALL!!!! When is the planet going to come to her sense's and kick us all off???
  9:28am nameJohn:

I guess I am late to the party, but I just realized that in the name Hoboken there is both the word HOBO and the word KEN.
Avatar 9:28am bobdoesthings:

morning all!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:29am MD:

Hobo Ken...It's perfect!!! Ken you gotta use it!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Marcel M:

Morning Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am common:

good call, nameJohn!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

It was funny when Bart Simpson brought bullfrogs (chazzwazzers, I'd call 'em) to Australia. Otherwise, invasive species aren't funny.
Avatar 9:33am pierre:

Bonjour Ken !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:33am Marcel M:

Chazzwazers hahaha
Avatar 9:33am bobdoesthings:

yo marcel!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:34am MD:

There's a fine line btwn. Invasive species and Invasie Feces!!!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:37am MD:

Invasive Feces...I ment to say....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am KK:

morning folks. not amorning person but thought i'd check in for a change. look at that P-90, a man after my own heart with those invasive pests.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 9:37am Foolbert:

Well, I like what RIAA did with it (and Howlin' Wolf) better, but here's the source for that part of the mash-up:
DoughBelly Stray- My Mississippi:
Avatar 9:37am Okasa:

Re: Neil Young / Jack White. Both artists did versions of "Wayfaring Stranger". Neil's version is good, but Jack's version is amazing.
Avatar 9:40am dc pat:

just signing on to say that 3-stooges-tattoo-guy must be the coolest guy on earth... HOLY SHIT, Gezan!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am `Ken:

Holy shit is right! Gezan rules! Damn.
  9:42am blue:

Gezan again! Their lyrics are sensational.
Hell, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am DCE:

Gezan is frightening
Avatar 9:42am dc pat:

Khlam and Gezan. 2 favorite bands right now thanks to SMKen. THANKS!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am Yvang:

Hobo Ken :
  9:43am blue:

i meant HELLO!!
Avatar 9:44am pierre:

this makes sense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:44am Yvang:

Hello Hell
  9:44am blue:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Tome:

I'm glad I tuned in just now .. hi Ken hi Kiddles .
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yesterday, Marty McSorley played a relic from Neil's Trans album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Ken:

I dont have the new Neil Young album with me but if you like, I could call Joe Belock and ask him to describe it for us all.
Avatar 9:47am Jim Devoid:

Aside form the vocals, Sigh has that Thin Lizzy 'guitarmonies' down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Ken:

Very true Jim!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Asheville Jon:

yes, ken, call joe. that would be great!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:48am Vivian:

Wake him up, Ken!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:49am MD:

Yessss CALL BELOCK...!!!!!
Avatar 9:50am Okasa:

Impromptu Japanese pronunciation lesson. Japanese has long syllables and short syllables. They are pronounced the same, but long syllables get 2 beats instead of 1 beat, an 'u' after the syllable is used to indicate it is long. So Kouchuu is pronounced Ko-chu-, instead of Kochu. (Gesundheit)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Tome:

sure sounds like a must have the new Neil ! >
Avatar 9:52am People Like Us:

Okasa - how do you pronounce Yoshihide?
Avatar 9:53am Okasa:

Yo she he day
Avatar 9:53am People Like Us:

thanks :)
Avatar 9:58am bibi:

hi ken & all. thx for playing this mbv, i shamelessly havent listen to it enough.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:59am MD:

wake him up!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am common:

mbv is good anytime. so is a tripping unicorn.
Avatar 10:01am dc pat:

huh...Oy, eh?
  10:03am P-90:

I'm here, occasionally enjoying the verbal riffage Comments Board fallout from my mention of invasive species, but mostly enjoying the music...
@Eearie: any species can be invasive when it is introduced to a previously non-native region, and then becomes established. Since just about every species on Earth came from some range other than where it is now, every species can be considered to have been an "invader" at some point.
I'm looking specifically at the role evolution plays in this, which is complicated because it addresses the evolution of species before they invade (not just after), and how that affects their adaptation to the new ranges the to which they are introduced, and also because of the complexity of distiguishing between adaptations in the invaders and the invaded that result from plasticity vs. those that result from natural selection or other evolutionary processes...
Sorry you asked yet? It's a fascinating problem, but me?- I'd rather be at Moogfest right now
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:07am MD:

@P-90...this all happened in 6000 years.....???
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:08am MD:

Avatar 10:10am pierre:

that Dali !
  10:10am jan:

Juana Molina- beautiful track. Is there more that you can play? More info?
Avatar 10:11am earrie:

I'm not sorry. No. I studied a pile of theory in ecology+evolution and enjoyed it. It's simple and outrageously complex. The cultural bias layers typically adds a good bunch of massive bullshit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Ken:

She's got a lot of great CDs Jan - former TV star from Argentina I think..
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:12am MD:

hELLO dALI! OH Hello Dali...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:14am AnAnonymousParty:

One could do a mashup with 'Ofis' from 666 to this.
  10:14am P-90:

@MD: depends on whose narrative you're using...
@People Like Us: remember that the last syllable of the name "Yoshihide" is one of those short syllables Okasa mentioned, so that last "-de" is not dwelt on like the "day" in "today", it's more of a brief gentle exhalation
Avatar 10:15am dc pat:

Meridian Bros!!! I think these guys maybe another group Ken turned me on to.
Avatar 10:15am earrie:

I'd lump the study of introduced and new species under the generic 'disturbance' - which could be anything Disturbances can turn out to be positive or negative or neutral and every combo in between.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

At least the pheasant didn't cause great harm to the environment. Unlike leafy spurge or tumbleweeds.
Avatar 10:18am dc pat:

...and Los Piranas, brilliant stuff.
Avatar 10:19am dc pat:

Here's a quote "we should assess organisms on their environmental impact rather than on whether or not they are native" So pigs on Santa Cruz island = not so good but pheasants where I grew up in PA = not so bad.
Avatar 10:21am egal:

One of the first songs to address invasive plant life was "The Return of the Giant Hogweed" (Genesis).
Avatar 10:21am bobdoesthings:

who I is
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 10:22am awkward jack:

control machete, yeah.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am KK:

P-90 I'll throw my own two cents in since I've done a bit of invasive plant research (chinese silvergrass maintly) ... kinda startling when u realize there's not too much preventing plant nurseries from just selling anything they want. Now this stuff is everywhere! Here's the current do not plant list in NJ
Avatar 10:22am earrie:

Is seasonal bird migration considered 'invasive' ? No, but it's a disturbance to some eg - the overwintering bluejays when the populations of 'other' return and nest.
  10:25am nameJohn:

I remember the day Ken did his show from a rowboat. That was an awesome day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am KK:

earrie native birds that go outside their traditional "bounds" during migrations is called an irruption and doesn't usually persist long enough to cause much competition for the regulars.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am MichelleinGreenBay:

Morning, friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am mariano:

That bird might trigger the next dance craze!
Avatar 10:28am βrian:

Yo from the isthmus, Michelle!
  10:29am Avon:

Katia, Tania, Paulina or La Kim are calling!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am KK:

Tho there was a confirmed sighting of a cormorant in Hunterdon cty
  10:29am P-90:

@earie: in Invasion Biology, "distubance" is used to describe changes in the environment. So: invasion itself is not a "disturbance," but if an introduced organism significantly alters the host environment, THAT's a disturbance. Actually, a lot of discussion of disturbance in regard to invasion addresses the effects of disturbances that occur before the invader arrives, which may disrupt the existing biotic systems, facilitating the establishment of the invader
Am I the only one who thinks we should hear a little Clara Rockmore or someone playing Theremin, on the occasion of Moogfest? It was the first real musical synthesizer, analog like R. Moog's creations; he was a Theremin fan, built one as a kid, it inspired his work...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:30am MichelleinGreenBay:

Hi βrian! Hope the isthmus is treating you well!
Avatar 10:30am bibi:

@mariano, lets digest the herring dance before !
Avatar 10:30am βrian:

Where imin? Theremin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am mariano:

@bibi: Oh yeah, forgot about that one! He and the bird could be together on Dancing With the Stars.
  10:31am P-90:

and @egal: LOVE that Giant Hogweed
Avatar 10:32am dc pat:

to me invasive or introduced implies something not naturally occurring and usually humans causing the situation. Bird irruptions or coyotes/mountain lions moving into new territories is another topic.
  10:33am Oy:

because my last name is Vey?
Avatar 10:33am fred von helsing:

bcos "OY" is Finnish for "INC." ?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:34am MD:

Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:34am Ken From Hyde Park:

You get us all psyched up for doomsday, and then just a test?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:35am AnAnonymousParty:

It's not REALLY doomsday until the doomsday machine doesn't work when it's called upon to announce the commencement of doomsday.
Avatar 10:35am Okasa:

Ken, are you keeping the existence of the doomsday machine a secret? Because, the whole point of the doomsday machine is lost if you keep it a secret!
Avatar 10:35am bobdoesthings:

fatal flaw ken... wfmu listeners don't have many friends.
Avatar 10:37am thedunkel:
  10:37am P-90:

Does anyone expect there will actually be any EAS broadcast on Doomsday?
Avatar 10:37am dc pat:

Ken wanted to announce the doomsday device on his birthday, shhh...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:37am MD:

i KNOW!!!! I want my Apocalypse NOW!!!!
Right Ken Frm Hyde Prk!!!!???
Avatar 10:37am earrie:

What's environment if not both living and non living things. How can you tease them apart like that? It's intrinsically a mix of both.

I take issue with the 'Invader' and 'invasive' is culturally biased line of inquiry I think it's ultimately rooted in immigration/refugee policy pushes.

We've been through the nonsense of all nature is 'red in tooth and claw'. Cultural crapolas.
  10:38am P-90:

@Okasa: i think Ken was waiting to announce the Doomsday Machine at the Record Fair...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:38am Ken:

Damn Doomsday machine takes those weirdass fuses that are impossible to find anywhere..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am Ken:

P90, the closest we came to Doomsday was 9/11 and nobody fired up the doomsday machine on that day.
Avatar 10:39am Roberto:

Digging this Moles.
  10:39am P-90:

@Ken try Ebay?
Avatar 10:39am earrie:

er, 'it's a culturally biased line of inquiry..'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am MichelleinGreenBay:

I was previewing a recording for my music theory class while the emergency broadcast test was happening. The juxtaposition of the Doomsday Machine and a Haydn string quartet was oddly satisfying. You all should try it some time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am SeanG:

great riff
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:41am MD:

My Doomsday Machine is in The shop...It will be fixed in a few days and then you all won't be Laughing!!!!
Avatar 10:41am KP:

Is the ratio still 10 women to every one man?
Avatar 10:41am Roberto:

Get it?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:43am Andrew Waterloo:

My dooms day device is a beer bottle opener on a rope, tied to a folding lawn chair.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:43am MD:

You know...there are some people in this world who think WFMU Is a "Doomsday Machine!" And I say if it is....LET'S ALL DO THE ZOMBIE STOMP!!!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:44am MD:

Good Mess-Age board this morning!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am crateslinger:

Invasive/Native... blah blah blah. Study everything... Make your argument... Fight for your side... Then look around... Isn't it all just magical!?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:44am Andrew Waterloo:

WFMU is known for its obsession with world domination.
Avatar 10:44am βrian:

@AWaterloo: What, no weather balloons?
Avatar 10:45am fleep:

Doomsday is Prince Spaghetti Day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am crateslinger:

Until the doomsday bad thing happens. Then everything is gonna suck.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:45am MD:

Today our love...
  10:46am Sam:

just make sure you have plenty of holy water when it comes
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:46am MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am KK:

what's everyone doing for dooms day this year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Sem Chumbo:

Boomers to Doomers: there's a story arc.
Avatar 10:47am earrie:

Science isn't about arguing for sides..
  10:48am nameJohn:

@KK .. I'll probably get a card for my mom, and maybe go out for a row in the rowboat
Avatar 10:48am dc pat:

@errie: could you elaborate? Sure it's culturally biased but what isn't?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am crateslinger:

Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:49am Ken From Hyde Park:

Technology question: With some car radios, some stations display song title or other info. What's the likelihood of WFMU having that? How much would that cost?
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:49am MD:

hEY...lET'S All eat Human Flesh for Doomsday this year!
Or we can all go to White Castle!!!!
Avatar 10:51am dc pat:

jeezus. If bad girls go to hell, that's where I'm going...
  10:51am P-90:

"Culturally biased...", "immigration/refugee policy", etc. are abstractions that occur only in the brains of a single species of primate. Evolutionary processes take place on a vastly wider scale and doesn't necessarily answer to or abide by simian politics
Avatar 10:51am still b/p:

We like the machines,
the machines that go "Doom!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Ike:

@KFHP, isn't that called RDS? It already says "WFMU" on some radios at all times, but no song title or artist.
Avatar 10:51am dc pat:

y'know, I come to Ken's show for the witty banter but it's become my fave show for the music. Way to go KEN.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:52am MD:

We all evolved for one reason...TO INVENT WHITE CASTLE!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Station Mgr Ken:

Ken from HP - We just turned that on, a little - your car radio should now say "WFMU" we could do more but it's a silly service.. only shows like 8 characters at a time/
Avatar 10:52am dc pat:

so, shopping list: 1. Gezan 2. Oy 3. latest Piranas 4. Dva
Avatar 10:53am earrie:

Take it to the street--
'what's an invasive species?'
Avatar 10:54am bibi:

oh ! the baby drill gif, i actually did that job during my eightteenth summer. it seemed almost as fascinating to me than it looks to be for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am KK:

once i told a park ranger i was studying amphibians and he was like 'what the hell is an amphibian' so...earrie...good idea!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Sem Chumbo:

Not the human species, it only thinks it is IN Nature, not OF it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am KK:

so moral of the story: live every day like it's dooms day
Avatar 10:55am βrian:

Oy, I once had that bottle inspection job. Makes you crazy.
Avatar 10:56am earrie:

How about this: Is an 'invasion' ever considered anything other than being something negative and unwanted by anyone?
Avatar 10:56am dc pat:

5. that lady walking on her hands with her legs over her shoulders...
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 10:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for that info. I'm on the fringe of the 90.1 signal, so my radio might not be able to process that stuff.
Avatar 10:57am βrian:

Is it gauche or is it sinister?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Sem Chumbo:

@dc pat: that's some shopping list already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Ike:

Yeah, when you get into a fringe reception area, the RDS will often scramble the letters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am KK:

ßrian its right out of left field
  11:00am P-90:

Didn't Laverne and Shirley work the bottle-line gig?
Avatar 11:00am dc pat:

an invasion of dark, strong beer into my system is a good thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Ken:

Ah.. Ken from HP, the RDS thingie is only turned on for the 91.1 signal.
  11:02am Forrest Gump:

I really enjoyed that song with the ping pong balls.
Avatar 11:02am dc pat:

DAMMIT. An invasion of superfluous meetings is ALWAYS BAD!
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:05am MD:

Ken...Can it be a real birthday...or one like when you go to Rose of India on 6th see the Light show,,,???

Asian music on GIVE DRUMMER...? "Wokrock"!

Oh, i'm chinese (
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Ken:

Needs top be a real birthing day, MD
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:08am MD:

Oh...OK sorry...
Avatar 11:12am bibi:

all english experts, this last gif brings to me an unexistential question : how 'dribble' came to mean two so different things (the other being the sport one) ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Ken:

I would say that the dog is dribbling bibi, I'd say it was drooling. dribbling is something human babies do.
Avatar 11:17am KOTJ:

Shake Dog Shake
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am crateslinger:

I have a dog like that. We call it slobber.
Avatar 11:18am KOTJ:

Ever since I was a little bitty baby, I always be dribbling.
Avatar 11:18am βrian:

I think the meanings share a periodic drop-like characteristic. Imagine a leaky faucet vs successive tapping of a ball with one's foot.
  11:19am Sam:

When you dribble a basketball, you let it slip casually out of your hands, bounce, and come back, just like you were lazily letting a little spit dribble out of your mouth. It's part of being super cool and laid back and having style, which is the most important part of basketball.
Avatar 11:19am Carmichael:

Good morning Ken and shameless sycophants like myself.
Avatar 11:19am Roberto:

Because, you know, moles like to dig.
  11:19am Robert:

I taught Environmental Sci. to undergrads, and I explained to the students that all value is subjective, so the bit about evaluating invasive species is right on. The corollary to that is that people will differ as to their assessment.

Here's how I defined "pollution" for them: the mixing of something you don't want (in the sense of "anti-want", not just absence of desire) with something you want. Depending on the "you", that can differ too.
  11:20am P-90:

8-bit Neil performance: priceless
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am mariano:

Yeah, I always associated dribbling with infants or the very elderly. A small drop-like stream.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:21am Vivian:

Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:22am Vivian:

I wonder if Neil will include A Letter Home on Pono?
  11:22am Robert:

That 7SD premise has a fatal flaw: If the one with the birthday and hir friends had the time, they'd've arranged an actual birthday party. If they don't, then they're likely to be busy, and would be bothered by the intrusion.
Avatar 11:22am dc pat:

I'll bet that lady with the stars on her boobs could strip to ANYTHING.
  11:22am Sam:

It's part of hustling the other team. You dribble the ball, like, bleh, i don't know what I'm doing with this ball, just letting it bounce, then when they come at you, boom, you pass it over to Jordan, or you shoot a 3-pointer yourself.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:23am MD:

I like to think of WFMU as the Invasive Species in the World of Radio...In a good way!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Goyim in the AM:

Ken, was that the insanely rare "Joe's show last night" mix of If You Could Read My Mind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Ken:

Goyim, it was indeed!
Avatar 11:24am Roberto:

Well to be fair I can't say for sure if they actually like to do it. What is fairly certain, however, is that they do it with frequency and proficiency.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

What's the criteria to win WFMU DJ of the Year? Congrats to Jim Price for winning it the other day.
Avatar 11:25am earrie:

Over what spatial scale? On what time scale?
Nnnnnow. Here.
Wait. No. Now. Er...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am mariano:

Oh sweet Jesus, Ken, who made that stripper album cover? It's hilarious!
Avatar 11:26am Sigurdur:

Hello godfather
  11:26am Sam:

WFMU is an invasive species in the radio shitbox the same way as is a single red poppy growing through a crack in a WalMart parking lot.
Avatar 11:28am dc pat:

man, Vicki really nails it.
  11:29am P-90:

@Robert: I assumed the 7SD premise acknowledged that the birthday boy/girl would have an actual birthday party, and thus WOULD be bothered by the intrusion-- mirth and hilarity to ensue, in classic 7SD style
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am barney.grubbs:

basketball dribble was probably borrowed from soccer dribble, where it makes more sense in terms of kicking the ball just a little bit instead of booting it as far as possible (dribbling vs spewing? perhaps this makes english english an invasive species in our english?)
Avatar 11:30am Whooda:

To whomever has the doomsday machine, you need to finger-tap all the glass tubes until the thing shines back to life. We're tired of waiting. How much longer do we have to suffer your incompetence?
Avatar 11:31am Lewis:

nothing good ever comes of over thinking a 7SD premise...
  11:31am Robert:

Ken from Hyde, obviously the criterion is terseness.
Avatar 11:31am dc pat:

@barney.grubbs: totally agree on everything you said there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am KK:

@robert isn't it less subjective because invasives aren't adapted to any particular niche of the new environment and just throw everything off the rails? by that definition you could technically have an "invasive" filling an empty niche but how often does that happen? aside from the case of WMFU filling that void!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Rich in Washington:

this track fit so well with that PLU track that I thought it was an extended version or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am mariano:

@barney: They reinvaded us with music two or three times at least, they found our weak spot!
Avatar 11:34am dc pat:

^what KK said.
  11:35am Robert:

Barney, the greatest inversion of the soccer dribble concept is in rugby, where a dribble commonly consists of a series of a few great boots of the ball on the ground to get past one opponent then the fullback, and finally into goal to pounce on it.
Avatar 11:35am Whooda:

If those pesky invasive meteors didn't invade Earth with those funny molecules we wouldn't be here to discuss it. Unless of course invading Gods or Aliens formed us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am KK:

oops whats this station called again? what a morning.
  11:36am Robert:

KK, yes, that's the way it works out with the definition of "invasive", and I'm just fine with it.
  11:37am nameJohn:

my favorite part of the alternate/multiple reality theories is that I can have an unlimited option of lunch choices
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am common:

love you, nina!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Rich in Washington:

oh no! Porn for the Blind!
Avatar 11:38am Dan B From Upstate:

comma zero!
  11:38am Sam:

Oh nooooo!!
Avatar 11:38am dc pat:

AAAHHHHH! IT's a FORWARD SLASH!!! GOD, I work with people in the IT profession that say "backslash" when talking about URLs!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Rich in Washington:

there are many things I would do for my fellow human, but transcribing porn is NOT one of them....
Avatar 11:39am dc pat:

@Robert: how about "introduced" ?
Avatar 11:40am Roberto:

A pissenny for your thoughts.
  11:40am Sam:

Comma comma comma comma comma chameleon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am common:

quite insane.
Avatar 11:40am dc pat:

Ken, play the burping guy?
  11:40am rtrt:

a sudden craving to hate Domino's
Avatar 11:41am Dan B From Upstate:

I was always confused, I guess. I thought it was a dining thing called prawn for the blind. It's a lot different than I thought!
  11:41am Robert:

DC, there are a lot of more specific terms you could use for the situation, and that's one of them.
Avatar 11:41am adrian in mpls:

@Robert -- That's actually the similar heritage of football/soccer and rugby. Dribbing in football/soccer used to be one of those exemplary muscular Christian activities of running with the ball and beating the crap out of anyone in your path in 19thC England.
  11:41am P-90:

KK: actually, more often than not, invaders settle into niches not monopolized by natives and don't "throw everything off the rails." Sometimes. invaders actually provide new niches for natives...

Yay! "Porn for the Deaf!" ..makes me nostalgic for the WFMU "Hurricane damage/Internet pirate radio" days...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am mariano:

Forgot all about this blind porn thing. He describes the sex so quickly though compared to the buildup! Very yada yada yada.
Avatar 11:41am Carmichael:

This song would also be difficult to strip to.
  11:42am Sam:

Porn for the deaf? Like Hustler?
  11:43am Robert:

i do, however, use "invasiveness" in another, partly related sense, as describing an organism's propensity to invade the substance of another or the same organism, as in a cancer or infecting species.
  11:44am P-90:

@Sem: Correction: [Porn for the Blind]
I was so overcum with emotion at hearing it again that I messed it up
Avatar 11:45am βrian:

Oh, man! I miss that goulash guy!
  11:45am P-90:

Correction: [overcome with emotion...]
Avatar 11:46am Whooda:

I used to carry a braille version of the catalog of frozen food I sold and would tell people it was a braille version of Playboy magazine so I could read the pictures at work without being caught.
Avatar 11:47am dc pat:

I go back and forth with being obsessed with terms. Invasive doesn't bother me. BUT when people are referring to a house for sale as a "home," that kind of stuff drives me nuts. The real estate industry starting doing that and then everyone else just swallowed it. Terms like "international community" (you mean the entire planet?) or "detained" (you mean arrested?) used by news media because they're lazy...ugh.
  11:47am Sam:

I was a very happy little egg until an invasive species showed up and infected me. Everything went downhill from there, I was evicted 9 months later.
  11:50am P-90:

Lesson for Today: You really, REALLY gotta watch what you post on these Comments boards (duh)
Avatar 11:51am βrian:

@DC P: You must *love* the notion of Homeland Security.
Avatar 11:51am Whooda:

Don't ask how I know this but being detained by the cops is different than being arrested. You don't have to show the Gestapo your papers until your arrested and you shouldn't be arrested unless your're suspected of a crime. Refusing to show ID while being detained is not a crime BTW.
  11:52am Listener Berverly:

I got a call while Porn for the Blind was just getting to the sausage. Had to turn that off in a hurry.
Avatar 11:54am bibi:

@pat, isnt 'arrested' the fact of being arrested, quite short in time, and 'detained' the fact of being kept 'detained' or temporarily jailed, which is -usually- longer ?
Avatar 11:54am KOTJ:

There once was a dog from Nantucket
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Rich in Washington:

Porn for the dead?
I don't even wanna know what that's about.
  11:55am P-90:

Other Lesson for Today: "Joe's show last night" = where you've heard everything first
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am mariano:

@P90: I think porn for the deaf is a wonderful idea.
Avatar 11:56am bibi:

thk you, ken, keep dribbling !
  11:56am Sam:

The problem with porn for the deaf is you don't hear when your mom or your wife walks in on you
  11:57am P-90:

Thnx Ken & everyone, will endeavor to invade again next week, just listen & keep my (figurative) mouth shut
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 11:59am Vivian:

Thanks for another great show, Ken!
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