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Options January 11, 2016: Watch him dash away, swinging an old bouquet...

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Artist Track Album Label New Approx. start time
David Bowie  Sound and Vision   Options Low  Rykodisc    0:00:00 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  I Can't Give Everything Away   Options Blackstar  Columbia  *   0:03:39 (Pop-up)
Creation Rebel & the New Age Steppers  Chemical Specialist   Options Science Fiction Dancehall Classics (V/A)  On-U Sound  *   0:09:17 (Pop-up)
Eurythmics  Your Time Will Come   Options In the Garden  RCA/Legacy    0:13:09 (Pop-up)
New Wet Kojak  Sexy Postcard   Options New Wet Kojak  Touch and Go    0:17:34 (Pop-up)
The Screaming Abdabs  Get Off My Cloud   Options City Ram Waddy  Wallaby Beat  *   0:21:02 (Pop-up)
Grace Jones  Love Is the Drug   Options Private Life: The Compass Point Sessions  Island    0:24:15 (Pop-up)
Elton Motello  Jet Boy, Jet Girl   Options Young Raw Sounds: Rare Punk Vol. 1  Zeus  *   0:32:34 (Pop-up)
Honey Radar  Lilac Pharmacy / Orange Knife   Options Giraffe 7" EP  Chunklet  *   0:42:44 (Pop-up)
Bacchus  Carry My Load   Options Brown Acid: The First Trip  Riding Easy  *   0:45:53 (Pop-up)
Power  Serpent City   Options Electric Glitter Boogie  Cool Death  *   0:48:59 (Pop-up)
Fleetwood Mac  Brown Eyes   Options Tusk (Reissue)  Warner Bros.  *   0:54:05 (Pop-up)
Dungen  Franks Kaktus   Options Allas Sak  Mexican Summer / Kemado  *   0:59:40 (Pop-up)
Valérie Lagrange  Ce Que Je Suis   Options Toujours Chic! More French Girl Singers from the 1960s  Ace  *   1:17:32 (Pop-up)
The Miracles  Way Over There   Options Way Over There 7"  Tamla / Third Man  *   1:20:29 (Pop-up)
Marta Ren & the Groovelvets  Release Me   Options Stop Look Listen  Record Kicks  *   1:23:09 (Pop-up)
Rolando Bruno  Fiesta Trashera   Options Bailazo  Voodoo Rhythm  *   1:27:25 (Pop-up)
The Pointer Sisters  Pinball Number Count   Options This Record Belongs to ____  Light in the Attic  *   1:32:02 (Pop-up)
Expert Alterations  You Can't Always Be Liked   Options You Can't Always Be Liked  Kanine Records  *   1:41:24 (Pop-up)
Nadia Reid  Some Are Lucky   Options Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs  Spunk! / Scissor Tail  *   1:44:21 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Station to Station   Options Station to Station  RCA Victor    1:49:28 (Pop-up)
Portishead  Mysterons   Options Dummy  Go! Discs / London    1:59:40 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Aladdin Sane   Options Aladdin Sane  Ryko    2:06:40 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Starman   Options The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars  RCA Victor    2:11:18 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Watch that Man   Options David Live - David Bowie at the Tower Philadelphia  RCA    2:15:32 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Heroes   Options Heroes      2:20:29 (Pop-up)
Iggy Pop  Tonight   Options Lust for Life  Virgin    2:26:31 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Ashes to Ashes   Options Scary Monsters      2:30:49 (Pop-up)
Lou Reed  Satellite of Love   Options Transformer      2:35:02 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  The Man Who Sold the World   Options The Man Who Sold the World      2:38:16 (Pop-up)
Seu Jorge  Life on Mars?   Options The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  Hollywood    2:42:13 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Absolute Beginners   Options BBC Radio Theater, London, June 27, 2000  Virgin    2:45:38 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  White Light / White Heat   Options Ziggy Stardust:The Motion Picture  Ryko    2:52:01 (Pop-up)
David Bowie  Kooks   Options Hunky Dory      2:55:57 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am Tome:

Bowie ! Bowie .. wowwwwie ! hey Therese !
Avatar 12:03am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03am coelacanth:

olá Therese and others

Great start!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05am Matt from Springfield:

HBD David B!

Hi Therese and listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

So many B-Days. ♑Capricorns is heavies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09am Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy Birthday, David Bowie (b. Jan. 8, 1947)!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12am Therese:

Hellooooo! Thanks for checking in!
Avatar 12:14am KP:

Best DJ in a starring role, Therese!
Avatar 12:26am (Eyepatch) Fox:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26am Matt from Springfield:

Bond Villain Girl and former Bowie fling!
Say, how come Bryan Ferry was never a Bond villain? I bet he would work out great as one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27am Therese:

Hallooooo (Eyepatch) Fox!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28am Therese:

Matt from Springfield raises a good point. Bryan Ferry would have made a great Bond villian.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31am Matt from Springfield:

I know, right!
90s era probably would have been the best.
Avatar 12:32am BadGuyZero:

Bryan Ferry would have been a better Bond than Roger Moore was post-"For Your Eyes Only."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34am Matt from Springfield:

Snowboarding Bryan Ferry! Fighting Grace Jones on the Eiffel Tower! Twould make a better "View To A Kill". Ferry playing against Walken would also be a sight.
Avatar 12:36am BadGuyZero:

Alternate universe in which singers portray Bond. Tom Jones does the Connery flicks. Ray Davies is in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." David Bowie and Bryan Ferry split the Roger Moore flicks.
  12:37am johnk77:

that grace jones features
also mikey chung
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40am Matt from Springfield:

Nice, BGZ!
(But who will sing "Thunderball" and pass out then?)
  12:42am johnk77:

robbie shakespeare
as a nefarious villian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45am Matt from Springfield:

"Moonraker" would have been a good theme opportunity for Roxy Music, considered how bungled up the studio's attempt was to record it:
"Moonraker was the third of three Bond films for which the theme song was performed by Shirley Bassey (following Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever). Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra were both considered for the vocals, before Johnny Mathis was approached and offered the opportunity. However Mathis, despite having started recording with Barry, was unable to complete the project, leaving producers to offer the song to Bassey just weeks before the premiere date in England. Bassey made the recordings with very short notice and as a result, she never regarded the song 'as her own' as she had never had the chance to perform it in full or promote it first."
Avatar 12:45am BadGuyZero:

No Bond theme song by Roxy Music. They would have been a good choice for "Moonraker." Sorry, Shirley Bassey. Your theme song was forgettable.
Avatar 12:46am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46am Matt from Springfield:

Did you think of that before my post? :)
Avatar 12:47am BadGuyZero:

I was in the process of posting it when you posted yours. I didn't even see your post until I after I submitted my post.
  12:50am Disco Dare:

Whoa trippy
Avatar 12:50am pp:

I'd like some ideas for a female singer equivalent to Bryan Ferry (besides Grace Jones of course). Super suave with a vibrato and unusual phrasings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53am Matt from Springfield:

@PP: Kate Bush herself is often considered to be influenced by Bryan Ferry, with her variation in tones and emphasizing instead of blending in her British accent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55am Matt from Springfield:

Avatar 12:55am BadGuyZero:

My favorite Fleetwood Mac album!
  1:05am pp:

Kate, yes. Thanks Matt!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08am Matt from Springfield:

No prob!
And hey, Peter Green returning for a Tusk session!
  1:09am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I have awakened from my Jones-induced nap. Jersey City is almost peaceful this time of night.
Avatar 1:10am BadGuyZero:

"The Ambiance Of Lindsey Buckingham's Bathroom" sounds like the title of a Mogwai song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20am Matt from Springfield:

Go French Girl Singers from the 1960s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:25am Matt from Springfield:

Groov-elv-ets, or Groo-velvets?
Avatar 1:30am BadGuyZero:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:33am Matt from Springfield:

1-2-3-4-5 / 6-7-8-9-10 / 11 12!
Avatar 1:33am BadGuyZero:

Which show was this on: "Sesame Street" or "The Electric Company?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35am Matt from Springfield:

"I love it I love it" too!

Sesame Street! 1979-1989 or so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:36am Matt from Springfield:

Replacing Grace Slick's "Jazzy Spies" number segments, 1969-1979.
Avatar 1:40am BadGuyZero:

"Pinball Number Count" holds up better than "I'm So Excited."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:42am Matt from Springfield:

Besides that free jazz doesn't date like disco R&B, you gotta admit the numbers also remain relevant into the present age, and beyond..
  1:58am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Holy crap, I can't believe that was the Pointer Sisters. I was away from the radio while 123456789101112 was playing, but I can hear it like it was yesterday.
  2:01am Disco Dare:

David Bowie has passed.
Avatar 2:01am (Eyepatch) Fox:

I was about to say.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02am Alex of Chicago:

Yeah, very sad.
Avatar 2:02am pp:

Nadia Reid gots the secret sauce, IMO
Avatar 2:02am BadGuyZero:

Prior to 20-30 minutes ago I was completely unaware that that pinball song was by The Pointer Sisters. I probably haven't heard that song since the late 70s/early 80s.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:02am Therese:

Holy Crap!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

My gosh. He just turned 69.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:03am coelacanth:

i didn't even know he was fighting cancer.
  2:06am MONEYBAG$:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06am Matt from Springfield:

Dear Lord! I thought that was a comment on playing so much Bowie!
Holy crap...
  2:07am sara:

that's sad
  2:08am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Oh no.
Avatar 2:11am Alejandroool:

wowee, RIP BOWIE =(
  2:13am fredr:

I can't believe this sad news. RIP
  2:14am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I guess I am going to drive around Hudson County listening to the radio for the next hour. I am not sure that WFMU comes in in my hotel room.
  2:15am tinkle bear:

i'm losing it.
thank you, therese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16am Matt from Springfield:

Truly a legend - one of the first to bring really "alternative" concepts into mainstream rock, and become very popular doing so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18am Ken From Hyde Park:

Here is a three-hour David Bowie show on Mary Wing's 100% Whatever program from last year. www.wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:18am Matt from Springfield:

Elton/70s Lennon influence here.
  2:20am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

One of my favorite David Bowie stories is that of the song "Slip Away" from a few years ago. It is, touchingly, about The Uncle Floyd Show, which apparently Bowie would watch with John Lennon when they lived in New York. I just love that while I was home watching this local show, those guys were watching at the same time, enjoying this encapsulation of New Jersey culture. No doubt he had a soft spot somewhere for WFMU.
  2:24am tinkle bear:

@matt de springfield

never recognised watching tv together as an intimate act.

but it totally is. just like you say.
  2:26am sugarwolf:

Ohhhh shit...
  2:27am tinkle bear:

looks like I meant @Pete from boston/NJ, not @mike de springfield.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:28am Matt from Springfield:

Not a problem, tinkle bear. And I also think it is nice to think about who else might be watching the same things as you, at the same time.
  2:28am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Well, I think back when we had a dozen channels, it was a much more intimate act that it is now. The chance that you were all watching the same thing was much greater.
  2:29am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

One of my favorite bands in Boston plays "Heroes" almost every week. It's going to be a tearjerker for sure this Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:32am Matt from Springfield:

Ashes to Ashes, how poignant it is now more than it's ever been...

Ashes to Ashes, Bowie to Bowie. Farewell 70s, farewell 80s, farewell 90s, farewell 00s, future farewell to the 10s, already passing away...
  2:32am sugarwolf:

I'm crying.
  2:33am tinkle bear:

it's just that, i feel like i'm at an actual funeral, here.
there is something surprisingly intimate about that.
and just plain fucking amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33am Alex of Chicago:

This one hits deep.
  2:33am J.:

can't believe he's actually gone. Thank you Therese.. needed this.
Avatar 2:34am Alejandroool:

hearing these songs right now, in this context is very emotional.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:34am DJ Large Margin:

proper choices. thanks therese
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36am Matt from Springfield:

Transformer, produced by Bowie of course. Also contains:
"David Bowie & The Thunder Thighs - backing vocals, handclaps"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:36am coelacanth:

Fuck i was losing it already. the loss of 2015 is tremendous.
then Paul. now David.
  2:37am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

My first experience with that intimacy with the other people listening was when Jonesy had his record-breaking show in 2001, and the WFMU messageboard lit up with commentary about what was going on at that moment on the show. I feel like a new era in the listening community was born that day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:37am Brian in UK:

Already hearing people at work saying have you heard the news. You don't miss your water......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:39am Matt from Springfield:

Another excellent choice here. Thanks Therese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40am Matt from Springfield:

Sigh, ain't that the truth Brian. Thanks for being here with us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:40am Brian in UK:

Hi Matt, long time no 'see'. Go to get on with work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43am Caryn:

First thought on hearing the news: have to get on WFMU to see if it's not true. Alas, no such luck.
(On an earlier sidenote, I really like the "Moonraker" theme song. Now back to Bowie)
  2:43am pacific standard simon:

Oh well, his best work was almost 40 years behind him...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43am Matt from Springfield:

Seu Jorge, a great interpreter of the Bowie canon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43am Julie:

the use of Bowie in Life Aquatic was so wonderful
  2:43am Lanceromance:

Love to hear Diamond Dogs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

When I was a teen-ager and driving the tractor on the farm, "Fame" would come on and I'd think it was crazy, out-there music. I liked it because it was different from they typical blah radio stuff I was hearing.
  2:45am Lanceromance:

And play some Sparks sometime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:45am Matt from Springfield:

Hi Caryn. I was shocked to hear, what a change over the course of one radio show here.
(It's prob been years since I heard "Moonraker", but Shirley's other 2 themes are much more memorable to me. Like BGZ said, it's probably easy to overlook).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46am coelacanth:

well,just friday i heard some of his new album (Dan Bodah's show) and was feeling pretty optimistic about Bowie's music, after many years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47am Caryn:

The new album was his best for years, so definitely left on a high note in that sense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48am Julie:

I really hope there is a Lazarus soundtrack. Some of the song interpretations are quite lovely, like this one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48am Matt from Springfield:

And hi there Julie. You said you actually met Bowie outside his apartment (or yours?) some years ago. Just greetings or did you get to talk more to him?
  2:49am pacific standard simon:

Yeah, Absolute Beginners was the last David Bowie track that made any impression on me whatsoever. I loved that movie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49am Caryn:

Bowie's "When the Wind Blows" would fit with the mood, but it might hit me too hard...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50am Julie:

I did. Many years ago, on the day his daughter was born. We congratulated him. Being in an elevator with Bowie made our -- my ex and I -- hearts race. Somehow I recognized him from the back.
  2:50am tinkle bear:

[seconds lanceromance's sentiments, and personally connects sparks and
bowie. but, otoh, has no idea what objectively warrants the
Avatar 2:51am BadGuyZero:

The only time I ever saw Bowie live was a Tin Machine show in the early 90s. It was at a 2,000 seat auditorium in Dallas. He was dynamic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52am Caryn:

Hmm, I too somehow connect Sparks and Bowie in my mind, No idea why. Maybe it's a style/attitude thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54am Matt from Springfield:

Awesome BGZ! Good to know he was still such a great performer live.

And wow, didn't realize he sang this! Was this from the concert film?
  2:55am pacific standard simon:

I'd say I'll miss him, but I've been missing him since the mid 70s.
Avatar 2:55am (Eyepatch) Fox:

I saw the NIN Bowie tour. Twice. He had more stage presence in the cocking of the microphone than anyone doing anything else I've ever seen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55am Matt from Springfield:

Like "Suffragette City" on more potent speed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58am Matt from Springfield:

Those twee groups nowadays are just imitating what he already did in '71!

Cute classic that doesn't get much airplay. Nice ending to the tribute, Therese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:58am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks so much for these fitting selections on such short notice, Therese. Have a safe trip home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:59am Matt from Springfield:

Thanks again Therese, this is the place to grieve.

Rest on Mars, David Bowie...
  2:59am Pete from Boston (and NJ):

I remember when MTV came out and how delightfully freaked out I was upon seeing the "Ashes to Ashes" video. I have kept looking for that feeling ever since.
Avatar 2:59am BadGuyZero:

@Matt: I like the first Tin Machine album much more than most people do. It was cool to see him involved in something where he didn't want the focus to be solely on him [even though it was]. They covered Pixies' "Debaser" during their set. The Dallas Times Herald published its last edition the day of the show. Bowie read a [fake] review of the show that would have appeared in the paper. It had some stuff about Bowie collecting everyone's clothing, descending to the rafters, then returning a few minutes later with a pile of freshly cleaned and pressed clothing.
  3:00am pacific standard simon:

The subject of "Kooks", if you're interested:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01am coelacanth:

Thank you Therese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02am Matt from Springfield:

Ha, amusing bit of wit, BGZ! Thanks for telling us! :)

That's right, "Kooks" is from just the time his son was born.
Avatar 12:54pm Stashu:

Listening now, thank you Therese!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:21pm bannedinjapan:

Great show, Therese! Fantastic job righting the ship despite the sad news.
Avatar 3:16pm deranged penguin:

The saddest day
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