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Street interviews, listener call-ins, vinyl gluttery, sporadic normalcy, original floperas and fiktion, blatant talking over songs, politix, tenderness, and a vague undercurrent of angst. Right up your alley!

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Options August 21, 2014: Talkin' Ferguson Blues - Interviews/Flea Finds

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
An Interview with Anthony in Union Square Park
The Innocents  Stop Shooting Up Stars   Options The Innocents  Boardwalk  1982  LP    0:06:20 (Pop‑up)
Another Anthony in Union Square Park
The Big Dish  Second Swimmer   Options Swimmer  Warner/Virgin  1986  LP    0:11:51 (Pop‑up)
Grand Funk  Gimme Shelter   Options Survival  Capitol  1971  LP  Stones cover.  0:15:40 (Pop‑up)
Anthony Wraps it Up
Karen Beth  I'm No Good For You   Options Harvest  Decca  1970  LP    0:20:52 (Pop‑up)
An Interview with Imani
Jim Lampl  The Record Way to Stop Smokinh (Excerpt)   Options The Record Way to Stop Smoking  The Living Record Library  1964  LP    0:32:19 (Pop‑up)
Wess  Good Time   Options   Durium  1977  45    0:38:03 (Pop‑up)
An Interview with O.G.
Rare Earth  I Know I'm Losing You   Options Ecology  Rare Earth  1970  LP  Should have played Born to Wander  0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
More O.G.
Slave  Slide   Options Slide  Cotllion  1977  LP    0:48:42 (Pop‑up)
O.G. Wraps It Up
Black Sabbath  Sweet Leaf   Options Master of Reality  Warner Bros.  1971  LP    0:55:58 (Pop‑up)
  thank you for listening to this episode of the dusty show on wfmu. this one was recorded in manhattan's union square park the night before the show aired. the interviews were recorded digitally, which is something i haven't done very often, however, i was in the mood to try this sony recorder i got a while back that has been sitting lonely upon my shelf. it was fun to hear everything clearly for a change, unlike the microcassette which tends to distort all the s-sounds. i may or may not continue to use the digital in the future. the flea market finds are from upstate, where i went on a vinyl hunting excursion and general weekend with fabio and our wives. a great time was had by all. i particularly enjoyed the karen beth and i see that she has surfaced again in the woodstock area and has a website. i liked her sound. the innocents was interesting, too. so there you go ... another show. summer almost at an end. i have NO idea who you are or where you are. i don't get a whole lot of email. it's more facebook communication on the pigeonnaires page than anything these days, but not enough radio talk. check in if you like - dusty@wfmu.org. it's always good to hear from you. take care and always remember ... michael brown

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:04pm Clay Pigeon:

Hello all!
Avatar 6:04pm V Priceless:

Hiya Clay!
Avatar 6:04pm Sean B.:

  6:04pm SeanG:

Tuning in from Somerville, MA --Hola Clay!
Avatar 6:04pm Philo Gristle:

Greets, Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Philthy woman:

NICE! The Pigeon is back on the street! So GLAD it is thursday I need this radio night,
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Marcel M:

Hello hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:05pm Carmichael:

Clay is hosting this week's Street Beef. One microphone, one camera.
Avatar 6:06pm 1010w:

Clay I'm at the vet with my dog Hutch so I can't listen until later, but just wanted to share this MLK excerpt from a speech he gave at Stanford in 1967: "I think America must see -- riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard." - MLK Jr., Stanford University, 1967
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm dale:

mmmmm...street beef.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Marcel M:

Dude... this song is sick.
  6:10pm P-90:

That was a very fine interview, Clay! I loved when you asked him if "America has lost it's way" and he broke into that (good-natured) laughter, this was is a man on the street with an eye for the Big Picture.
Avatar 6:14pm kat330:

Hi, Clay! A real-time playlist, yay!
Avatar 6:15pm glenn:

holy funk.
Avatar 6:18pm kat330:

Without Merry Clayton, Funk it.
  6:18pm Gee Lampa:

Sorry I'm late, crew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Marcel M:

Clay where are you? Did you say it and I missed it?
Avatar 6:20pm kat330:

Local news interviewed a local activist who noted Louisville is just one bullet away from being Ferguson. True that.
  6:22pm vagina:

This is freakin' depressing Clay
  6:22pm Gee Lampa:

I like it.
  6:22pm ian:

Turn it off!
  6:23pm P-90:

"Stick together. Everybody. If you're racist, turn it off."
  6:23pm Gee Lampa:

Clay, ever hear any Kendra Smith?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Rectitude:

You are properly good at what you do Clay...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Marcel M:

Damn good show Clay..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm Matt from Springfield:

Nice Kaen Beth song.

Evening Clay and all you Pigeonnaires!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:23pm dale:

this kaen beth sounds like a rare and good find.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24pm Marcel M:

Agreed Dale
Avatar 6:24pm DeaconDave:

Nice folk stuff there
  6:24pm Gee Lampa:

Her story is interesting. Walked away from the music scene and took up like Thoreau.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Yes dale, like a Jeffrey Davison rare/private label folk find.
Avatar 6:25pm DeaconDave:

opinions are like assholes . . .
Avatar 6:26pm DeaconDave:

sorry that was a bit rough
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm dale:

right? oh, she's a hudson valley girl. must explore.
Avatar 6:27pm kat330:

What NYers need to understand -- what most everyone living as a 99%er anywhere needs to understand -- NOTHING is like it once was, and worrisome if we can correct what the greed of the 1%ers has done to wreck the planet.
Avatar 6:27pm glenn:

.....most people are too fucking stupid to be allowed any?
Avatar 6:28pm V Priceless:

years ago..in 2009! Ha!
Avatar 6:28pm glenn:

except...they only get the money if you DON'T let them dump water on you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29pm dale:

it's kaRen by the by...my ice bucket challenge has cocktail glasses and vodka in it.
Avatar 6:29pm DeaconDave:

Put some more Karen Beth on Please!
Avatar 6:29pm kat330:

I keep seeing how we are wasting buckets of fresh water while so much of the world doesn't have potable water for every day sustenance. I'm all for charitable giving, but perhaps just striping your plastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Matt from Springfield:

@glenn: Much like there are tests online intended for native-born U.S. citizens, to "see if YOU can pass the citizenship test"--that naturalized citizens have to know. A similar kind of test to see if "YOU would be allowed to adopt", to raise awareness.
Avatar 6:30pm DeaconDave:

Optimistic my butt!
Avatar 6:30pm DeaconDave:

Can I Ask a question?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Matt from Springfield:

@Dave: My butt IS optimistic--always something for it to do!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:31pm Marcel M:

@Deacon: It was a shock to hear her answer yes to that question
Avatar 6:32pm DeaconDave:

How many unarmed white people were killed by police? Why is no one talking about that?
Avatar 6:32pm glenn:

my butt's more of a pessimist - the ass is half full.
Avatar 6:32pm steve:

what... if you believe in karma you have no reason to worry about all the other things you just mentions
Avatar 6:32pm steve:

Avatar 6:32pm DeaconDave:

You're a one cheek man?
Avatar 6:33pm V Priceless:

glenn with the...wise..crack!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Matt from Springfield:

@Marcel: No accounting for taste--some of the most petulant/pissed off interviewees end up answering Yes. At least, *they* believe they are, on the top of their mind...
Avatar 6:33pm DeaconDave:

My legs are relaxed and I have to pee!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm dale:

ooh, ken would like to use this hypnotherapy rekkid
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Matt from Springfield:

:) V Priceless
Avatar 6:34pm kat330:

@glenn: Ha! A little levity to remove the fly in the ointment.
Avatar 6:34pm steve:

hahaha, good find Clay
Avatar 6:34pm DeaconDave:

Don't tell me what my body is doing!!!! AH!
  6:34pm jon:

kat330 you are so right. it is like we think waste as our right as a rich country
Avatar 6:35pm DeaconDave:

I thought Obama's Grandmother was white?
Avatar 6:35pm DeaconDave:

Avatar 6:35pm glenn:

wait. i meant the ass is half empty.
Avatar 6:36pm kat330:

As Letterman is fond of saying: "And we wonder why the world hates US."
Avatar 6:36pm DeaconDave:

Fill it then!
Avatar 6:36pm kat330:

@glenn: You can't recall a BM?
Avatar 6:37pm glenn:

no, i got the aphorism wrong.
Avatar 6:37pm DeaconDave:

Let the gophers out!
Avatar 6:37pm glenn:

oh for fucks sake. shove the spiritual bullshit, hippy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:38pm Carmichael:

Release the hounds!
Avatar 6:38pm DeaconDave:

Avatar 6:39pm northguineahills:

Well, it depends, potable water isn't a fungible commodity. If you're in a region that is in a drought region or one that depends on well water, then yes, it's a waste of water (most of the US). Otherwise, said waste is negligible. (ie: NYC reservoir fed water resources [everywhere except south Brooklyn, south Queens, and Staten Island])
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Carmichael:

Point at the floor, point at the sky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:39pm Matt from Springfield:

I think Italian disco is okay. But, NOT "Italo-disco"!!
  6:40pm P-90:

@Deacon Dave: Obama's mother was white.
Avatar 6:40pm steve:

Matt, how can you not love Italo Disco? youre the first one i may have ever met to say such a thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm marycarnival:

Happy Thursday, errbody!
  6:41pm jon:

just want to say diane fabio clay and hearty are my fav block all week and hate to see it wind down every time
Avatar 6:41pm kat330:

Way to pop the levity balloon.

@ngh: I was speaking of the social media repeating the images over and over for the world to witness waste -- which it *still* is -- not whether the image comes from a region where water is plentiful. California's in a serious drought, yet I bet 70% or more of the bucket drenching is happening among its "celebs."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm dale:

pontiac 6000? can't he reference something from this millenia?
Avatar 6:43pm glenn:

yeah, every ten cent cucumber from california probably consumed fifty bucks worth of water.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Matt from Springfield:

@steve: "Tarzan Boy" was a novelty from my younger years, but Italo-disco is basically a prerequisite of crappy 90s "dance" music, as opposed to grooves and hooks of the earlier more "disco" sound.

Moroder I consider "Italian", not "Italo-".
Avatar 6:43pm kat330:

@dale: Hey, I had a Pontiac 6000 as recently as 2001 -- great Eaglesmith song "It's a Pontiac" btw.
Avatar 6:43pm DeaconDave:

P-90: So what does that mean?
Avatar 6:44pm V Priceless:

@ jon - agreed! Thursday's are the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm marycarnival:

LOVE this album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Matt from Springfield:

O.G.'s sure passionate about his opinions (whatever they might be...)
Avatar 6:45pm northguineahills:

@kat330: Oh, yeah, I know. now that the phenomena has spread to Europe, it's getting more pointless
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Matt from Springfield:

'Nother Rare Earth cover of Motown.
Avatar 6:45pm DeaconDave:

Nice tune
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Fuzzy:

Rare Earth was on Motown!
Avatar 6:46pm northguineahills:

Didn't they say that the Colorado Basin is 18 months away from having the water level drop too low to deliver water to Las Vegas? They'll thinking of drilling a water pipeline that's even lower in Lake Powell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Carmichael:

Love the wah wah.
Avatar 6:46pm DeaconDave:

Rare Earth was Rare
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm dale:

kat - and think of the electricity consumed to bring the water down below 32 degrees! but seriously, how much fuel would be consumed taking people water? you can't win. except los angeles, which stole all the water from the farmers and ranchers.
Avatar 6:46pm DeaconDave:

Avatar 6:47pm DeaconDave:

Love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Marcel M:

Adam Kriney
Avatar 6:47pm V Priceless:

Kevin Godley!
Avatar 6:47pm DeaconDave:

Phil Collins
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47pm Fuzzy:

Levon Helm
Avatar 6:47pm glenn:

*feeling smug about all the water in canada*
  6:47pm ian:

Newish band Telekinesis does well.
Avatar 6:47pm kat330:

Just now the NBC news is talking about the dire situation at Lake Mead. I camped by Lake Mead back in '83 -- saw a kitfox in the middle of a moonlit night. [trying to evoke pleasant images]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Marcel M:

Whoever does it the best should do it
  6:48pm P-90:

Bill Bruford?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:48pm Matt from Springfield:

Phil Collins, Levon Helm, Dave Clark of the DC5 wasn't the lead singer, but the band was named for the drummer! Front an' center during performances!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Carmichael:

This guy is grasping at straws. A bunch of catch-phrases designed to whip up a frenzy. Why think when you can be angry??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Fuzzy:

Ringo got to sing every once in a while.
Avatar 6:49pm northguineahills:

there's a Amiri Baraka vibe to this guy.
Avatar 6:49pm DeaconDave:

BURP! I fell better now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Matt from Springfield:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:51pm dale:

god's bowling in the sky here just north of sussex county. i think they're getting slammed. but we need rain badly.
Avatar 6:51pm kat330:

@glenn: Yeah, the interior of Canada and Finland will be where the 1%ers wind up -- at least those who can't rocket off this rock, this rare Earth. Northern, tons of water, yep you're sitting pretty.
Avatar 6:52pm V Priceless:

always fun, Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm dale:

HA! this guy is great. and smart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Carmichael:

I like crackers!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54pm Matt from Springfield:

If we got rid of guns and money...we'd still have the lawyers! (rimshot)
Avatar 6:54pm V Priceless:

...with cheese, Carm...
Avatar 6:55pm kat330:

Thanks, Clay! Buh-bye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm marycarnival:

Much LOVE Clay!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Marcel M:

Great show tonight Clay!
Avatar 6:56pm northguineahills:

Superb, Clay, Superb!
  6:56pm iris:

Thanks Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Matt from Springfield:

Crackers and cheese (and wine) live together in perfect harmony. White/wheat/rye/pumpernickel crackers, red shades of wine, all shades of cheese! Let's be like them (or at least consume some trying!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Carmichael:

Peace, love and crackers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Philthy woman:

Yes it did Clay! always enjoyable, great, good night!
  6:56pm P-90:

Thanks Clay, rays of peace right back in your direction!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Marcel M:

OOoooOOOooOOOO what a closer!!!! YES!!!!! Alright now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Matt from Springfield:

Another fantastic Dusty Show in the bag! Thanks Clay, always appreciated!

And, Always Remember...
Good night everyone!
Avatar 6:57pm V Priceless:

sabbs! Thanx Clay!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Fuzzy:

Oh yeah baby! Great show!
  6:58pm ian:

Great show! This is the only hour of radio that I require!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Philthy woman:

oooOOOOooh yea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:58pm Matt from Springfield:

YES Carm! :D
Avatar 6:58pm Clay Pigeon:

Thanks everyone. Appreciate your listening. Always remember!
  6:58pm Barry Goldwater:

Thanks for the mention
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Marcel M:

  6:59pm Gee Lampa:

Collins couldn't sing AND play. Hence Chester Thompson.
Avatar 6:59pm V Priceless:

hahaha..BG back from the grave!
  7:00pm P-90:

Party White Time!
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