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Playlist for 27 May 2015 Options | Another Bitchin' Show!

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Dead People's Records  11an   Options The Everyday  Dead People's Records 
The Night Air  Wheels Rev Up   Options The Best of The Night Air, Vol 1  ABC Radio National 
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Kraftwerk  Ruckzuck (live)   Options Raritaten Krautspieler: Castle of Quiet Premium 2015  No Label 
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Jaki Liebezeit & Holger Mertin  Sägelatt   Options Aksak  Staubgold 
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Music behind DJ:
Isi   Options Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-1983 Vol II  Soul Jazz 
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Pale Blue  Who Knows? Track 8   Options The Past We Leave Behind   
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Disasterpeace  Old Maid   Options It Follows OST  Milan 
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Foetus  I Hate You All   Options Damp  Ectopic      0:35:29 (Pop-up)
Oranj Symphonette  Arabesque   Options The Oranj Album  Some Record Label 
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Gunther Fisher  Kosmos   Options Kosmos: Soundtrack Of Eastern Germany's Adventures In Space  Cinesoundz 
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Kinderlieder Aus Der DDR  Wenn Mutti Fruh Zur Arbeit Geht   Options Wenn Mutti Fruh Zur Arbeir Geht  Barbaross 
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Milos Vacek  Krtek a Zelena Hvezda   Options Krtek - Music for the Mole cartoons of Zdenek Miler (1963-71)   
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John Zorn  Bubblin' Singin'   Options Cynical Hysterie Hour  Elephant Enterprise 
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Melt Banana  Tintarella Di Luna   Options Return of 13 Hedgehogs (MxBx Singles 2000 - 2009)  A-Zap    *   1:01:09 (Pop-up)
The Fall  Pledge!   Options Sub-Lingual Tablet  Cherry Red 
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Jonathan Kane  Sis   Options Live at WFMU on Brian Turner's show  No Label      1:09:57 (Pop-up)
Donovan  Hurdy Gurdy Man   Options No Album  No Label 
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Go Home Productions  Main Bloom   Options Spliced Krispies  No Label 
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Nico  Das Lied Vom Ensamen Madchen   Options All Tomorrow's Parties  That Weird Nico Label      1:26:27 (Pop-up)
Leonard Cohen  Field Commander Cohen   Options Can't Forget: A Souvenie of the Grand Tour  Columbia 
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Liimanarina  Kobtanna Muille Miehille   Options Dokauschwitz  Stupido Records 
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Khlam (К Л А М )  Muzon   Options Industrial Jazz  The Khlam Label 
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Gash  Angel and Mother   Options A Young Man's Gash  Brain 
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Cibo Matto  Black Hole Sun   Options No Album  El Diablo 
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Editor B  Here to Pregnancy   Options A vs B  No Label 
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Rosko  Where Are You Mama?   Options No Album  A&M 
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Madame Rrose Sélavy  So Um Beijo   Options Rolê: New Sounds of Brazil (V/A)  Mais Um Discos      2:14:08 (Pop-up)
Mexican Institute of Sound  Sinfonia Agridulce   Options Soy Sauce  A Mexican Music Record Label 
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Juana Molina  Tres Cosas   Options Tres Cosas  Domino 
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Meridian Brothers  Baile Ultimo...   Options Salvadora Robot  Sound Way Records 
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Vert  Step Under the Bulbshine   Options Sonig Exp/Hop/DVD  Sonig 
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Albanian Singers  Chant Himarioce   Options Voix du Monde  Voix du Monde's Record Label      2:42:18 (Pop-up)
Laotian Khain Player  Lam Saravane   Options Laos: Lam Saravane/Musique Pour Le Khene  Ocora      2:43:27 (Pop-up)
People Like Us  Citation City Excerpt   Options No Album  No Label      2:48:17 (Pop-up)
Wevie de Crepon  The Wobbler   Options Sonig Exp/Hop/DVD  Sonig 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03am -Ken:

Hello pre-show party people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43am maestroso:

G'morning Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:47am Ken From Hyde Park:

WFMU mentioned in a news headline - (Recent show at Monty Hall.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23am Brian C.:

Love all the recent fill-ins but L-U-V to see Ken's show as scheduled even more
Avatar 8:43am Marcel M:

Ken, friends, hello!
Avatar 8:44am Marcel M:

Is the brain man about to bite into a small pumpkin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53am -Ken:

He's biting into one already Marcel. It's what they gave people back then prior to brain surgery to prevent them from biting off their own tongue.
Avatar 8:58am Marcel M:

@Ken: Ah! Before they gave them the ol' leather strip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am MD:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am thedunkel:

preloaded gifs - sweet!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am MD:

...well kinda like...voices in my head of america...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Attack of the killer GIFs!
Avatar 9:06am Marcel M:

The show hath begun and the GIF IS LARGE!

Why IS it too large for the show? People with older processors?
Avatar 9:07am cory:

ants are icky
Avatar 9:07am Rev. Turnip Druid:

someone call for a rev?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am -Ken:

Yes Marcel, once the page has whatever, 10 MBs or more, depending on what people are using, the page starts to crash people's browsers and so on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Webhamster Henry:

I was wondering if there would be Kraftwerk or Negativland after that Night Air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am Guido from Cologne:

Hi Ken.
Ruckzuck is second time today.
But great version anyway .
Avatar 9:11am Marcel M:

@Ken: Ah I see, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am -Ken:

Yeah but you're from the future Guido so complaints and observations such as that one it doesn't really count.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Polyus:

Ooh, I think I got this here premium coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13am Guido from Cologne:

Speaking of future and past:
Great early version of RuckZuck by Kraftwerk precurser band Organisation
Avatar 9:15am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Total childhood flashback. Tom Baker was a hoot.
Avatar 9:16am AnAnonymousParty:

What PBS kid's show used this?
Avatar 9:16am Cheri Pi:

well this has certainly shaken me outta my tree. PEEPS!
Avatar 9:17am Rev. Turnip Druid:

Anonymous Party: there was an '80s show called, I think, Computer Chronicles...
Avatar 9:20am AnAnonymousParty:

Newton's Apple.
Avatar 9:21am Roberto:

I remember being terrified of the commercials for that movie.
Avatar 9:21am Rev. Turnip Druid:

RIGHT. that was it. Failure of brain.
  9:22am Hot Mess:

Ken, enjoyed some of the Steve Aboodaboo (?) interview this weekend.... part of me would prefer to keep FMU off the mainstream culture radar, but looked very nice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am thedunkel:

"Isi" syncs well with the bird gif…
Avatar 9:24am Marcel M:

Neu Jersie!
Avatar 9:25am AnAnonymousParty:

Robert Palmer inadvertently turned on a microphone once.
Avatar 9:26am Marcel M:

People who move to NYC from faraway states really like to try and feel like real New Yorkers by making fun of Jersey. And then its like, "Where are you from, Wisconsin?" Sounds fun...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Ken From Hyde Park:

New Jersey was skewered by South Park when they ripped on the Jersey Shore MTV people.
Avatar 9:33am bobdoesthings:

good morning
Avatar 9:34am Marcel M:

I think its cool to be from a place everyone mocks. It adds character.

Mornin' Bob.
Avatar 9:34am bobdoesthings:

hello marcel
Avatar 9:34am Marcel M:

Builds character? Same thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:36am Mike Sin:

re: South Park's "New Jersey" episode.
I currently live in Jersey and am of of Italian ancestry, and I thought that episode was incredibly hilarious and ingenious. I think I watched it about five times.
Avatar 9:41am cory:

man, try living in the midwest. everyone thinks we're cousin fucking hill people. and to be fair, i didn't know she was my cousin and i was drinking a lot of moonshine at that family reunion
Avatar 9:41am AnAnonymousParty:

"You can't be from someplace unless you can make fun of someplace else."
  9:44am Brendan:

Cory go easy on yourself. Here in Maryland , we inbreeds celebrate halloween with something we call
Avatar 9:46am egal:

Nichts suesser als Kinderlied.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am kuba:

oh ken i hate you for these songs. greetings from the ex-gdr!
Avatar 9:47am cory:

lol @Brendan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:47am Webhamster Henry:

As long as you are in the DDR, maybe you can dig up Wolf Biermann's Friedensclown album and hear the voice of the young Nina Hagen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am -Ken:

We've exited the DDR and are now in pre-glasnost Prague.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm enjoying a liquid breakfast this morning. I have half a gallon of milk that's about to expire, so I'm making three consecutive glasses of chocolate milk. I'm stockpiling calcium for my old age.
Avatar 9:50am cory:

loving is screaming allen ginsberg poetry at your wife as she leaves for work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Guido from Cologne:

Thanks to network delays i'm listening in the past.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am -Ken:

kuba, what was that second one about? It was called Bummi (Kam ein Kleiner Teddybar)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:51am Webhamster Henry:

Somewhere I have some generic needle drop animation background soundtracks, but they aren't as good as this, or Roger Roger material.
Avatar 9:52am Marcel M:

der Maulwurf!

This is great
  9:54am Sigurður:

Scary good fun time lala land... as för YOU and only U.ladialala. FUNtimeGOODscary
  9:56am KornWeenie:

Welcome back KEN and greetings Kentrons of the world.
Avatar 9:59am Marcel M:

Woah, I wanna see the animated shorts these were written for! Never heard this before.
  10:02am F۞F۞ (:

Damn! I've been trying to post this message for about an hour. I guess I need to finish that math course.

Hello, Ken and friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Rich in Washington:

I liked The Quietus carefully calculated negative review of the new Fall LP.
Avatar 10:06am Marcel M:

Oh wow I thought the Melt Banana was still the John Zorn score haha.
Avatar 10:06am Marcel M:

Nice segue!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am -Ken:

Thank you Marcel.
Avatar 10:14am Cheri Pi:

Avatar 10:15am PKNY:

Avatar 10:15am Marcel M:

What did Clay keep calling Einstürzende Neubauten? It was so funny....
Avatar 10:15am PKNY:

@Cheri - jinx!
Avatar 10:16am Marcel M:

Oh Nitzer Ebb? Something like that haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am -Ken:

Oh man, that was so hilarious when Clay Pigeon interviewed Alexander Haacke from Einsturzende Neubauten.. cant remember the details but I laughed my ass off. Alex ended up walking out...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am -Ken:

YES!! It was Nitzer Ebb!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am Polyus:

He also thought Alex was Larry Seven.
Avatar 10:18am Marcel M:

@Ken: That too is a favorite WFMU moment for me. That was great. Do you think he was really flustered/mad? He seemed to be amused by it at least a little. And you know they will probably meet again... looking forward to that. He kept calling him Larry haha.
Avatar 10:19am Marcel M:

Yeah and like, his wife kept talking about how great Larry Seven was and praising him, and Clay was like,... "Wow, you've got a devoted wife who loves and respects you..." or something.. hahaha.. ahh man too good.
Avatar 10:20am Cheri Pi:

We need to have an Einsturzende Neubauten pronouncing contest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:22am Private Presley:

This Donovan is heavy!
Avatar 10:24am Rev. Turnip Druid:

donovan @ halfspeed = swans
Avatar 10:24am achim:

thanks ken for the hurdy gurdy man!
love this sond at 33rpm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am Rich in Washington:

@Cheri Pi: I've always thought that a master-cut of DJs pronouncing Einsturzende Neubauten would be hilarious.
Avatar 10:24am ...---...:

smooth nirvana!
Avatar 10:25am Marcel M:

@Rev. Druid: Yes! Good observation!

This Nirvana smoothness is unnerving.
  10:27am F۞F۞ (:

This is how Einsturzende Neubauten is pronounced:

Ein (as in one)
Turzende - (as in Turd)
Neu - (as in new)
Bauten - (as in baton)

One-Turd New-Baton

I pretty sure is pronounced like that because I took a German course in 1998.
Avatar 10:29am Marcel M:

Das is nicht Deutsche FOFO!
  10:33am F۞F۞ (:

Danke bitte shun, Marcel.
  10:33am SeanG:

Oysters Neubauten---I think that's how clay pigeon called them
Avatar 10:35am ...---...:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Irwin:

LC sounds like he's been auto-tuned.
Avatar 10:35am ...---...:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am thatpatsmith:

Irwin in the house!
Avatar 10:38am Marcel M:

@SeanG: haha
Avatar 10:44am Cheri Pi:

What sides come with the Oysters Neubauten?
  10:44am F۞F۞ (:


What is an ex-gdr?
  10:45am lamchops:

"Warhol speculated that Cohen had spent time listening to Nico in clubs and that this had influenced his musical style."- Least, that's what Wikipeedia says . . .
  10:45am sharon ve:

comforting to hear your tunes on the road, ken. thank you!
  10:46am Hot Bar:

Steel filings and paprika
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am -Ken:

Cheri, you can get the Kraftwerk Fritters or the Can Dip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am -Ken:

Thank YOU Sharon! I have your new CD with me...
  10:48am F۞F۞ (:

GImme a K!
Gimme an H!!
Gimme a L!!
Gimme tons of A's!
Gimme a M!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Guido from Cologne:

Is this "Shakin' all over"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Polyus:

@Cheri - Halber Mussels with Drippings of O.T.?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am Polyus:

And of course Scampi alla Carlina:
Avatar 11:01am Marcel M:

Oh man this is great
  11:02am F۞F۞ (:


I like the way Cibo dances, and the way Mato sings.

This song so good it should be covered by a legendary modern rock band. Say Soundgarden or something.
Avatar 11:04am Marcel M:

Oh man. This is really something.
Avatar 11:05am ...---...:

hah, amateur rubber users
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Guido from Cologne:

Avatar 11:08am Chris M.:

thanks for playing Gash. one of my favorite songs ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am common:

what have i missed here? oh wow. a lot
Avatar 11:18am bobdoesthings:

Marcel Duchamp?!
  11:19am F۞F۞ (:


I know you love this cover in particular. But do you know from which band comes from?
a) Coldplay
b) The Verbe
b) Cibo Matto
c) Soundgarden
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Private Presley:

Brazilian Duchamp does The Verve sampling an orchestral LP of Rolling Stones muzak
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am -Ken:

Geez Cory, it's none of the above! That's cheating.
  11:21am ?:

LOVING this MEXICAN The Verve version. The lyrics in spanish are SO FUNNY.
He loves his MOLE.
  11:21am F۞F۞ (:

oh, yeah. I forget

d) None of the above
e) All of the above
  11:22am kme_in_chi:

Juana Molina!!
  11:22am Brendan:

Ken ist der maestro ? Ja, das ist der Mann, Ken !
  11:23am Hot Bar:

E. That was some collabo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Private Presley:

whoops! Brazilian Duchamp's Mexican alter ego...
  11:28am F۞F۞ (:


I have you a great suggestion!

What happens when you team up the frontman from Instituto Mexicano del Sonido plus the talented guy from Control Machete plus the Mexican-American Helga Schneider!?


Te Andan Buscando
  11:28am Brendan:

'All is right with the universe when the Meridian Brothers play. ' - His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Rob W:

Meridian Brothers are playing NYC - June 17 @ Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort St. (I think it's their first NY gig.)
  11:48am Brendan:

It puts the Laotian in the basket
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am -Ken:

You win, Brendan.
  11:50am Listener Robert:

Anybody's code fast enough to read that?
  11:50am Listener Robert:

Uh, I heard a C.
  11:52am Claw!:

Great show, Ken! Thanks! :)
Avatar 11:55am bobdoesthings:

thanks Ken!!
  11:57am Brendan:

Thank you Ken for another bitchin show. You have changed the landscape of my inner ear.
  11:57am Hot Mess:

Ohhhh, I see. OK.
  11:57am F۞F۞ (:

Thank you so much, Komissar Ken, Freuden Friends! Till next episode!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am -Ken:

Bye Bye everybody! Thanks for being here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Andrew Waterloo:

bye Ken, thank you!
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