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Favoriting May 26, 2015: fill-in for Brian Turner

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Canned Heat  Scat   Favoriting 0:01:59 (Pop-up)
Sir Richard Bishop  Mirage   Favoriting 0:04:44 (Pop-up)
Kalaparusha  Jays   Favoriting 0:10:41 (Pop-up)
Ndikho Xaba & the Natives  Makhoshi   Favoriting 0:16:42 (Pop-up)
Bliss  Hippies and Cops and a Bunch of Rocks   Favoriting 0:19:24 (Pop-up)
The Insults  I'm Just a Doper   Favoriting 0:23:31 (Pop-up)
Ricarda Cometa  Temblor   Favoriting 0:24:38 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Krystof Komeda 

Knife in the Water soundtrack track 2   Favoriting

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Peter Bagge / Dana Gould  The Murry Wilson Show - part 1   Favoriting 0:32:20 (Pop-up)
Alex Chilton  Wouldn't It Be Nice   Favoriting 0:35:23 (Pop-up)
Joel Peterson  The Gremlin (excerpt)   Favoriting 0:37:53 (Pop-up)
100 Flowers  I Don't Own My Own Heart   Favoriting 0:41:55 (Pop-up)
Ray Barretto  Wipe Out   Favoriting 0:44:19 (Pop-up)
75 Dollar Bill  Intro Cont'd   Favoriting 0:46:59 (Pop-up)
Los Straitjackets  2000 Light Years From Home   Favoriting 0:48:18 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Jerry Garcia 

Love Scene version 1   Favoriting

0:50:54 (Pop-up)
King Kennytone  Summer Birthday Twist   Favoriting 0:57:20 (Pop-up)
Hans W. Koch  [X∞= op (X∞)]2   Favoriting 1:00:22 (Pop-up)
John Wayne    1:01:11 (Pop-up)
  Friday Foster ad   1:04:42 (Pop-up)
Tommy Steele  Rock with the Caveman   Favoriting 1:05:30 (Pop-up)
Half Japanese  Electricity Respect   Favoriting 1:07:22 (Pop-up)
Owl Jolson  I Love to Singa   Favoriting 1:10:18 (Pop-up)
Shoes  Boys Don't Lie   Favoriting 1:12:06 (Pop-up)
Mothmen  Mothman   Favoriting 1:13:54 (Pop-up)
The Roughnecks  You're Driving Me Insane   Favoriting 1:33:59 (Pop-up)
William Tyler  She's as Beautiful as a Foot   Favoriting 1:36:19 (Pop-up)
Barbara Lynn  Found My Good Thing (demo)   Favoriting 1:39:24 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
André Stordeur 

Raga   Favoriting

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The Squires  Go Ahead (demo)   Favoriting 1:50:12 (Pop-up)
Elsa Baeza  Dubeque Dublin   Favoriting 1:52:55 (Pop-up)
The Flamingos  Jump Children   Favoriting 1:55:30 (Pop-up)
Electric Eels  Accident   Favoriting 1:58:29 (Pop-up)
Buddy Pipp's Highlifers  Ghana Special   Favoriting 2:01:27 (Pop-up)
Freddy Butler with Roosevelt Fountain Pens of Rhythm  Pitter Patter   Favoriting 2:03:32 (Pop-up)
Cal & the Calories  Bastard in a Yellow Suit   Favoriting 2:05:47 (Pop-up)
The Squires  Go Ahead (live)   Favoriting 2:07:20 (Pop-up)
David Arvedon  Come On, Come On   Favoriting 2:10:05 (Pop-up)
Michael Shelley  Zing Zing   Favoriting 2:12:34 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Michael Shelley 

Iron On Patch   Favoriting

2:14:15 (Pop-up)
Larry Young  Alive   Favoriting 2:18:34 (Pop-up)
M.C. Schmidt  Suite for Prepared Piano, Flute and Electronics (excerpt)   Favoriting 2:20:03 (Pop-up)
Hagerty-Toth Band  Sunset Dust   Favoriting 2:23:38 (Pop-up)
Toiling Midgets  If You Choose to Live   Favoriting 2:27:10 (Pop-up)
Roberto Pregadio  La ragazza dalle mani di corallo Seq. 2   Favoriting 2:32:43 (Pop-up)
Beto Ovalle  Maracaibo Oriental   Favoriting 2:35:46 (Pop-up)
Bryce Dessner & So Percussion  Section 2   Favoriting 2:38:45 (Pop-up)
Bill Orcutt  America Abridged   Favoriting 2:41:21 (Pop-up)
Earth Jerks  File #02 track 1   Favoriting 2:44:41 (Pop-up)
Leland  Leland vs. Dirk Dirksen   Favoriting 2:50:38 (Pop-up)
Chuck McCann  outro   Favoriting 2:52:22 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!


Hello America!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:08pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

Afternoon, Ira & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm

Helloooo Ira! Alan Wilson...the Best!
Avatar 3:10pm

hi Ira & folkz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm

Classic tonite. The Who at Barclays!

@Kevin: Wow, you know… Maybe seeing Joan Jett would be good but that is one stinky pile of nostalgia there. It’s just Pete Townsend and Rgoer Daltrey now, right? www.barclayscenter.com...

I'd ask who's on first, but instead I'll ask who's opening?
Avatar 3:15pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

what in TAR-NATION is going on in hair?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

"The Who Sell Out," indeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm

You're in my head, and it seems to be helping. Just shut the door when you're through, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm

in hair indeed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm

Don't have great expectations. I saw them about a month after Entwistle died. Daltrey's interesting as an aging Glamour-Mod.Hey, it's local to me & I got tickets on Groupon for under $50.

Last time I saw the Who was at the Meadowlands in 1989 I think. So bad. Such a bad experience. Only Bowie on the “Never Let Me Down Again” tour was worse in my experience.

I meant, “Never Let Me Down” tour. “Never Let Me Down Again” was that Depeche Mode about driving around with your best friend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm

my partner saw that bowie tour, jake. she said it was pretty bad...but it was bowie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm

Well...I'll see Barclay's for the first time. And hope that Joan plays a decent set. She was great in Coney a few years ago.
Spaceman One:

The Who put on a fine show at the Nassau Coliseum last Wednesday. Joan Jett was very tight and their best opener in decades.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

@Kevin - You also have a chance to check out the grass roof on the arena. ny.curbed.com...
V Priceless:

Hey all! I saw that Bowie tour. Highlights were "All The Madmen" and "Big Brother/Chant". That record (NLMD) arguably his low point

FWIW, that grass roof on the Barclay’s Center is barely there and looks pathetic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm

Thanks for giving me some hope, Spaceman. Just in case, I think that I'll stop in at the 4th Ave Pub happy hour before the show. I'll definitely be looking for the grass, Ken.!
Avatar 3:40pm

Murry Wilson is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm

I regret to say, the image of someone sucking on Murry's glass eye like a breath mint will be with me for the rest of the day.
Avatar 3:40pm

where is this from?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
Webhamster Henry:

I'm imagining the Peter Bagge drawings that could go with this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm

Yay for new music! (?)
Avatar 3:41pm

do you have "kill mike love"?
Avatar 3:42pm

Have never seen The Who, but those going might be encouraged by the fact that someone at The Egg Harbor Elks Lodge on Saturday night (night after nearby Atlantic City show) claimed that Daltrey must have had a blood transfusion because he had energy. Lucky for me, the one Bowie show I saw (ironically in Atlantic City) was on what might have been his last tour where he played mostly all "A" material (5 or 6 songs from Hunky Dory, opened with "Rebel Rebel", did "All The Young Dudes", "Pablo Picasso" etc.).
Avatar 3:42pm

"In my room" is a summer classic
Avatar 3:42pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

Indeed, Webhamster.
Just unpacked the books after a move & uncovered the old issues of HATE... quite a progress killer, finding those..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm

I saw Bowie on that tour as well, Todd. Really really really good.
Avatar 3:43pm

I met Peter Bagge once when he was in town doing a lecture. Very nice guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm
Webhamster Henry:

Don't forget Bagge's GIRLY GIRL! And of course he did a cover for theWFMU LCD once.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm
Webhamster Henry:

I guess I don't have to imagine it: www.peterbagge.com...
Avatar 3:47pm

yay 100 flowers!
Sissophonic Cheryl:

Workin' up an appetite listening!
Joyce Compatible:

I'm all like, is that the Urinals, and then I look and it's 100 Flowers. Pretty good for a deaf jam.
Avatar 3:53pm
V Priceless:

@ Spaceman One: caught the Who gig there also - "A Quick One.." was worth the price of admission alone.
Avatar 3:55pm

Listenin' and workin'. Hiya Ira and Who heads (saw them back in the lates 70s @ Golden Gate Park).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm

i bet, vp!
Nate K:

Wow. I played Acid on Sunday and didn't look closely enough to realize it wasn't the LP. Although I was wondering why Deeper Shade of Soul wasn't on it.

I quote that John Wayne speech daily! Haha!
Joyce Compatible:

"I didn't say that for clapping" - Mare Simpson
Joyce Compatible:

Joyce Compatible:

I love Owl Jolson!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm
Webhamster Henry:

Owl Jolsen! There are some funny on the air contest gags in this old Tex Avery WB Cartoon!

Cartman? Is that you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:17pm

love that john wayne sample. getting to be re-goddamn-diculous. hee.
Listener Robert:

Not only that, Henry, but it's a hilarious commentary on selling out one's artistry.
Listener Robert:

Keep in mind that those cartoons were drawn by commercial artists who'd probably had it up to there about the pretensions of non-commercial artists.
Avatar 4:19pm
Sean B.:

Saw Half Japanese open for The Breeders & Nirvana Fitchburg MA Nov. '93. Great band & a Jaw dropping show. Speaking of shows GREAT one today@Ira.
  Swag For Life Member 4:22pm

This song is going to go on for so long that even I have time to comment. I saw the Who once, at Madison Square Garden. Keith Moon's last show with them in NYC. They did an encore, which was a big deal. But I wasn't half as excited to see the Who as I was to see the Move's Trevor Burton in the opener, Steve Gibbons Band. (I'll take Half Japanese at Folk City over both of them!)
Avatar 4:23pm
V Priceless:

whoa Ira! Trevor Burton - nice! He's still doing gigs with his own band in the UK.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

@Sean: I wanted to go to the NY date for that tour (I think it was Roseland), but Mom wouldn't let me go because it was a school night. Rest assured I never let her forget it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Here's Owl Jolson - youtu.be... (skip to the 6:30 mark for the big song-a)
Avatar 4:30pm
V Priceless:

thanx for remembering that, Ken FHP!
  Swag For Life Member 4:31pm

You still have time to watch Owl Jolson and get back before the end of the song.
Avatar 4:32pm

This is very nice and monotonous.
Joyce Compatible:

This sounds like an out take from Slug's 3 Man Themes record. Never heard it? You should.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm

Aw gee, I missed I Love to Singa! The original was in a movie, sung by Al Jolson (hence the reference in the toon) and Cab Calloway, who serenade each other from out in front of penthouses across the street from each other. Cab just happens to have his orchestra out on the patio with him. Typical morning in Manhattan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

HELL yeah.
Avatar 4:41pm
V Priceless:

sweet Lou!
Listener Robert:

The funny thing was that Owl Jolson's singing style was much less like Al Jolson's & more like the style of those guys who "couldn't sing" (Crosby, Todd, etc.).

Wow, sounds amazing. I love the Jolson song Liza, but it sort of feels like a guilty pleasure.
Listener Robert:

Bing Crosby was almost as bad a singer as Bob Dylan.

@Greg That's a bummer. At the Fichburg show I guess Nirvana was practicing for The Unplugged gig for MTV; After there first set they played acoustically,and it surpised everyone...;I yelled at Kurt [because it was almost silent for a moment] and screamed "You're Fucking Crazy Man!" [He looked very unhappy,and I was hoping he would take it the right way]. He looked at me straight in the eyes and says over the mic "The man's right" and gave a big smile. The only time he smiled for the whole 2 hour performance It made me feel good.True that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:54pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

Awww, good stuff Sean!
Avatar 4:58pm
Sean B.:

@Greg It's one of those few things I can never forget. A GREAT Rock and Roll show. Poor guy...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm

Nice to be rockin' with the K, best host since Jack Bunny.
Avatar 5:05pm
Sean B.:

@Greg There was this show I saw on a beach in Mansfied MA...;Flaming Lips, Stone Temple Pilots & The Butthole Surfers.In support of The Pilot's Core tour. That was the show where Scott Weiland was arrested for beating the daylaights out of this poor kid for throwing a sneaker at him.He's a freak.The Surfer's kicked ass.Gibby Hanes came out with a shotgun and starts shooting blanks at the crowd!. LOL.
Avatar 5:08pm
Rev. Turnip Druid:

I caught one of those gigs Sean B, outdoor venue, shotgun blanks, etc. Jeezus I have no memory where the hell that was; would have been closer to home (DC) -- at a horse-race track maybe? God, the memory is gone..
Avatar 5:09pm

apparently, at a who show last week, roger threatened to walk off the stage if people didn't stop smoking weed. now THAT'S rock and roll.
Avatar 5:11pm
Sean B.:

@Rev.TurnipD Those were great times man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm

Glenn, was he sore because they didn't give him any?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm

@Parq - he probably can't take being high anymore and is just jealous
Avatar 5:16pm
V Priceless:

@ glenn - I was at that show. It freaks me out that so many people took offense to his remark, when the band has a huge video presentation, pre-show, that includes a request that peeps not 'indulge' for the sake of Roger's vocal health. Rather, they half-jokingly suggest that all weed be eaten - or as PT suggested to the few oblivious a-holes who continued to indulge under threat of Roger's voice shutting down, "shove it up yer arse!"
Avatar 5:16pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...enuff acting like a normal Summer person in the sun: time for some Rawkin' rebel raydjee-oh & make it a quick one happy jack...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm

Unintentional pirate radio sound art interferes with WFMU:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:18pm

@VP - bit insensitive of me, didn't know about Roger's vocal condition
Avatar 5:20pm

oh, i know WHY he did it, and i get it. it's just so.... contrary to the way the who did things for 40 odd years.
Listener Robert:

Interesting. West Indian pirate stations seem to have a proclivity for WMFU's & adjacent freqs.
Avatar 5:21pm

@ike: no comment
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Ira plays Spiro Gyra.
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V Priceless:

No biggie, glenn - I was fortunate enough to be at this now-legendary (haha) show! Daltrey could care less about pot smoke, were he not under some pretty severe doctor's orders. He said they can't do back-to-back shows for the sake of his vocal health!
Listener Robert:

A couple times here in the Bronx I crudely DF'd & proximity searched the xmtrs of pirates interfering w WFMU, but nothing could be done about them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm

i'd like to offer a contrary view of Roger's no smoking request: go to hell. he's there to entertain, not to be demanding.... and if he can't entertain, then he can rest on his well deserved laurels with all the income coming in from selling out the advertising engine.
Avatar 5:24pm
V Priceless:

yeah - old age sucks, especially when you're trying to belt out Who tunes at 71! ; )
Listener Robert:

I'm wondering what kind of QRM produces a hum like the one Ike kindly linked to above.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm

*to the ad engine*
Listener Robert:

With AM it's easy to envision heterodyne products. FM, harder for me to figure.
Avatar 5:25pm
Sean B.:

@V Priceless OK...I understand now;So they DID state that it was to keep Rogers Vox in shape prior. Well that's OK then...;I thought when I heard the news that he was making an excuse or something [Thinking to myself "How many show has Roger done Flawless over 40 years or something in stuffy Pot filled venues?"..WTF?]. Don't get me wrong though, The Who are my Fave Rock and Roll Band Period; BUT they should have hung it up after Keith died...PERIOD; Nevermind after John died!, I lost some respect for Townshend after that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm

i was at a small show recently where Richard Thompson was doing all requests. he demanded that all requests be written down and actually, seriously, scolded some folks who shouted out requests... while i understand the sentiment and the order, i'm thinking, wow... i guess you know you're old when you become the guy you used to rail against... "hope i die before i get old."
Listener Robert:

Have to solve some equation where the time derivative of the sum of 2 fx comes out as a wave form.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm
Ĩ - k - є:

@LR@5:23, in the Bronx? Those fuckers at 91.3, you mean? "Nothing could be done" -- meaning they were in a high-rise or some such? Many of them seem to broadcast from apt. towers where they can easily hide and it's hard to pin them down.
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V Priceless:

The Who do an amazing amount of charity work for Teen Cancer Trust, truth be told.

@ SeanB: yeah, I know where you're coming from. The whole Kenny Jones thing was a major let-down, considering they could have recruited Rat Scabies!

@ Chris: agreed!
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Sean B.:

@VPriceless Rat from The Damned?....shit.;Excellent drummer..."Machine Gun Etiquette" blew me away when I was a kid and still does.

Jesus! You dinks are still arguing about the Who? Anyone here know a Brooklyn high school teacher in the 1980s who was into the Who? He was a computer teacher. Taught me the value of the Who with Keith Moon.
Listener Robert:

Back when I had a car, i.e. 2008 or earlier, those fuckers at 91.3 had to be somewhere in the vicinity of Burke Ave.

A few years previously I'd driven around w a pocket receiver (so I could orient the ant.) & found a weaker pirate (I forgot the freq, might've been 90.9) that pretty much had to be upstairs in NE Parkchester w vertical polariz'n -- near Castle Hill Ave. & Tremont Ave. I communicated w Ken about it at the time. That pirate was less serious, wasn't on air most of the time.
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Sean B.:

@Jake In my humble opinion Keith was one of the GREATEST rock and roll musicians and showmen of all time.

Hey Ira, I was at that Who show at MSG in 1976. The encore was indeed pretty underwhelming after yelling for half an hour, but I thought the show proper was thrilling, at least once Moon had pepped himself up backstage during the beginning of Behind Blue Eyes. My addled high school memory deceiving me, no doubt. Fun to know you were there too.
Great show today, sir!
Listener Robert:

The awkward part with those Burke Ave. vicinity guys was when I heard one DJ who was also a guest performer on I forgot whose show on WFMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm

Very cool, @LR. Would love to be able to dox all those illegal FMU-scrambling jerks if I could, but ain't got the skills. Sadly the Flatbush 90.9, "Radyo Independans," is more serious than the 90.9 you found, and hurts FMU badly.
Listener Robert:

I didn't name either of those DJs to Ken. It felt it would've been like choosing sides in somebody else's family fight.
Avatar 5:39pm

Speaking of geezers, I saw Deep Purple last summer. Ian Gillan looked to be in VERY good physical shape, and hit the high notes flawlessly. Pretty good for 70. And it helped that Steve Morse was doing all the guitar parts.
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V Priceless:

Daltrey said that out of the hundreds of comedians he's met throughout his career, Moon was the most brilliant of them all.
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V Priceless:

@ Carm - still Glover and Paice, too, right? Plus Don Airey on keys? Impressive.
Listener Robert:

But the 91.3 wiped out WFMU continuously, made it unlistenable unless I got south of Tremont Ave. or west of Sedgwick Ave., whereupon intervening terrain was higher. So I rarely could listen to WFMU until I got cx I could listen to streams via w/o tying up my phone. AFAIK, 91.3 is still there, commercially sponsored & all.
Avatar 5:42pm

Yes, V., that was the band. They opened with Highway Star ...
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V Priceless:

@ Carm - whoa!
Listener Robert:

Fortunately Burke Ave. is in a valley, or they'd wipe out WFMU over a much larger part of its listening area.

@Ike: Those illegal stations have existed in one form or another since the 1980s. You can't expect them to go away. Reality of life in NYC.
Listener Robert:

Actually I think the Parkchester pirate may have been on 91.1; memory fails me. They'd seek to avoid 90.7 because of WFUV. I think they think of 91.1 as "open channel" around here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm
ℰ Ī Ҡ:

Yeah, the Bronx 91.3 pirate makes a mess of FMU even on the G.W. Bridge last time I checked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the tunes, Ira K. Come back another day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:58pm

Thanks, Ira! great tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm
Greg from Bloomfield:

Great stuff—thanks, Ira!
V Priceless:

Cool show Ira. Thanx!
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