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Playlist for 12 July 2017 Options | Why Pay Attention to Bagpipes?

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Die Fabulösen TheKenschlampen  Ich Hab' Dich Freund   Options Titten Theken Temperament 
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A Young Aryan Blood Boy Wearing Lederhosen  Tomorrow Belongs to Me   Options Cabaret OST 
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Def Leppard  No Matter What   Options Playin' Hooky: Pseu's Thing with a Hook's Summer Vacation (V/A) 
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Quin Galavis  Garden Wall   Options The Battery Life 
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Grin  White Lies   Options  
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Hunchback  Beautiful   Options  
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The Fabulous KenSluts  Ich Lauf Auf Sonnenschein   Options  
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Eläkeläiset  Viinaa Hanuristille (Harmony in my Head)   Options  
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The Buzzcockies  You Say You Don't Love Me   Options  
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Tjupurru  Stompin' Ground   Options The Rough Guide To Australian Aboriginal Music 
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Sudden Infant  Human Fly   Options Wölfli's Nightmare 
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Jaap Blonk  Exit Only   Options Speak Unless Spoken To: Daniel Blumin's 2017 WFMU Marathon Premium 
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The Butthole Surfers  Hurdy Gurdy Man   Options Pioughd 
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Eartha Kitt  Wear Your Love Like Heaven   Options  
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Big Blood  Thank You For the Path   Options The Daughters Union 
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Dominic Robertson   Borderline   Options Big Thyme 
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Unknown Robot  Paul McCartney doting dad as he dries off daughter Stella, 45, during St. Barts getaway   Options https://youtu.be/b9meZyOD6t4 
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Paul McCartney   Mull Of Kintyre   Options  
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Music behind DJ:
Red Hot Chili Pipers 
Voodoo Chile with Bagpipe Sauce   Options  
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Saor Patrol  Three Wee Jigs   Options Two Headed Dog: Duncarron Electric 
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Rufus Harley  Bagpipe Blues   Options  
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Arthur Blythe  Just a Closer Walk With Thee Headcoatees   Options Blythe Spirit 
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George Tipton  One   Options Gotta Get Up! The Songs Of Harry Nilsson 1965-1972 
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Shelley Duvall  He's Large   Options Popeye Soundtrack 
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Joke Lanz  Farewell Letter   Options Speak Unless Spoken To: Daniel Blumin's 2017 WFMU Marathon Premium 
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Phil Hendrie  Miami Beach, Hello?   Options  
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David Greenberger, Glenn Jones, & Chris Corsano  A Painter Of The Sixties   Options  
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Satanicpornocultshop  Buoy   Options AtoZ3: Around the World in a Day 
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Irmin Schmidt / Inner Space Productions  The Track After Track Four But Before Track Six   Options Kamasutra: Vollendung Der Leibe 
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Olga Podluzhnaya (Ольга ПодлужнаяY)  Water Games   Options Uutai 
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Kid Koala  Excerpt from Left Side   Options Your Mom's Favorite DJ 
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Candie Hank  The Bootie Bank   Options Sonig Exp/Hop/DVD 
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Shitkid  Sugar Town   Options Fish 
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Pilocka Krach  Who's Afraid of Justin Beiber?   Options Monika Werkstatt (V/A) 
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The Fabulous KenSluts  Hoch Und Tief (Upside Down)   Options Titten Theken Temperament 
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Bananarama  Venus   Options  
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Le Tigre  Deception   Options The DFA Remixes: Chapter One 
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X Ray Spex  Identity   Options  
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Sonic Youth and Lydia Lunch  Death Valley '69   Options Bad Moon Rising 
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Neil Young  Revolution Blues   Options  
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The Fabulous KenSluts  Ja Herr, Ich Kann Boogie   Options  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 6:59am -Ken:

Morning Friends!
  Wed. 7/12/17 7:06am geo in nj:

hi ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 7:16am cory:

morning Ken and non-kens
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 7:30am Losermom:

I do that Merkel ever single day, lately.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 7:49am People Like Us:

Ken check your email :)
  Wed. 7/12/17 7:53am FȾFȾ (:

Good morning, Ken, cory, Losermom, geo, Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 7:55am cory:

hiya FoFo, great show monday vicki
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 7:57am People Like Us:

Thanks Cory :) Rather enjoying this season! Hi FoFo and all.
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:12am FȾFȾ (:

I agree, cory. In fact, Vicki's previous shows were all equally good as well. I especially liked the Dominic Robertson (Ergo Phizmiz) one. His 'Fie on Me' song is a totally kennable song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:24am -Ken:

Hi everybody! I will Vicki, just arrived. Any requests anyone? Now is the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:26am -Ken:

AAAAHHHH@@@@!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:26am -Ken:

Thank you for that GIF Vicki. Now let us speak of it no more...
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:28am People Like Us:

ha ha! Now I will try and forget all about it.
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:37am Mark Williams:

i wonder, is Putin speaking German to her? Can he? I don't see an interpreter anywhere. Then again she was from East Germany, so maybe her Russian is workable. It's so odd to look at her now and see the only adult in the room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:40am -Ken:

Putin really has the mansplaining handgestures DOWN
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:40am -Ken:

Come on peoples, requests!! Before the show starts.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 8:40am Losermom:

Putin speaks fluent German.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:41am People Like Us:

Liedertafel Margot Honecker
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:42am People Like Us:

Tomorrow Belongs To Me
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:42am People Like Us:

Baccara
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:43am Mark Williams:

Capricorn by Motorhead. Best never-played track by them.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:43am People Like Us:

They're Coming To Take Me Away (there are at least 20 versions)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:45am -Ken:

Alright! Keep 'em coming!
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:46am Mark Williams:

some of that new Dominic Robertson (Ergo Phizmiz fella) record that Vicki played a track from. On Bandcamp. So good.
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:46am Groucho:

Romeo Void -Never Say Never
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:46am People Like Us:

die fabulisen thekenschlampen
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:48am People Like Us:

D W Robertson (that's Ergo Phizmiz) composterofmusic.bandcamp.com...
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:51am People Like Us:

how about some Puffy or Halcali or Fantastic Plastic Machine
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:52am Mark Williams:

@PLU/Vicki - I hadn't listened to that one yet. It's Big Thyme I liked so much, but this one can't be bad either!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:52am People Like Us:

I've not heard it all yet either Mark
composterofmusic.bandcamp.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:53am Ken From Hyde Park:

Requesting a selection of those Russian Army Choir tunes.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 8:53am People Like Us:

that stupid whistling military song that you always used to play
  Wed. 7/12/17 8:55am Mark Williams:

"Listen Mister Hat"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:55am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Paul Robeson's really loose translation of the Soviet Union's national anthem?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 8:58am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Is there a marching band version of "Germ Free Adolescents"? If so, please play it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:02am NotARealDoctor:

Good morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:03am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I just heard that people find poorly-punctuated text messages 'more sincere'…that makes me want to hear any version of "People Ain't No Good".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:04am Sebastian:

Hey there, Freunde
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:05am NotARealDoctor:

@Murakami, I find your. Message to be, very insincere; I'm not! sure if I believe you:
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 9:05am Mark S:

Merkel: "Here he goes again about the viagra"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:06am Jay Wolf:

Listening from Western ASSachusetts! What's GOOD??????
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:07am FȾFȾ (:

PLU,

Wouldn't be those Finnish whistling nazis?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:08am NotARealDoctor:

Artist for this track =A+ description
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:08am Groucho:

Dich Freund
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:08am Webhamster Henry:

"There is much speculation about the identity of the singer of "Tomorrow Belongs to Me". Apparently, Bob Fosse's biography states that the song was recorded for the film by Broadway actor/singer called Mark Lambert. This actor is said to have refused to dye his hair blond; so a German extra (the "Nazi youth") stood in for him on camera."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:08am Planet Tyler:

Might be time to start playing the Ruskie muzak
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:09am Sebastian:

sounds like Illinois Nazis
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:09am Webhamster Henry:

Time to play Cosmische Läufer, Edelweiss or other fake German Music!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:09am doctorjazz:

Nice Badfinger cover.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:10am FȾFȾ (:

The 'Tomorrow Belongs to Me' song had the same fate as the Pepe The Frog cartoon (i.e. hijacked by neonazis). But there's a sweet ironic catch: Tomorrow Belongs to Me was written by a couple of jews!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:11am Ken From Hyde Park:

In their "Rasputin" song, Boney M. has a spoken word "Oh, those Russians!" at the end. Maybe just play that on repeat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:11am steveo:

Good morning everyone. Today I am wondering where Ken ranks on the list of All Time Most On-Air Hours for a DJ. Does anyone know where I can find it?
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:12am FȾFȾ (:

Ken,

So did you receive the Die Fabulosen TheKenschlampen cache from Sebastian? It seems so.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:14am -Ken:

f0f0 and Sebastian - I DID get the Kensluts CD! Thank you Sebastian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:18am Webhamster Henry:

Not a DJ, but it's hard to beat the air-hoggery of WAMC's Alan Chartok.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:18am FȾFȾ (:

Great, Ken! Big round of applause for Sebastian, people. Preferably with both hands for better effect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:19am Sebastian:

wow, that was quick, hats off to the postal services involved. Have fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:19am cory:

can only give the left hand right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:20am Ken From Hyde Park:

Why waste time with lies when you can simply use alternative facts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:21am cory:

babies are better with hellmann's
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 9:23am Mark S:

Another good liar song is "Liar" by Three Dog Night
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:26am Guido from Cologne:

Group convept of Thekenschlampen:
Literally translated lyrics,
which in the end result become complete nonsense.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:27am Webhamster Henry:

They have to put the accent on the 'en' to make this work. Schlampen!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 9:27am PKNY:

Our President wishes he had hands like Crazy Mayo Grandma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:28am Sebastian:

humpa!
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:29am FȾFȾ (:

Oh, really, Guido?! Is it just literal translations?!?

Well, er, I actually knew that from the very first time I listed to the Kenschlampen because I did an introductory German course in 1998.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 9:29am The Oscar:

I remember stumbling across a bunch of Eläkeläiset back in the wild and woolly Kazaa days. Never learned much about them, but I love hearing them here so much!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:30am Sebastian:

there's a marathon-stunt right there in that GIF
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:31am Okasa:

WTF Japan?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:31am MD:

KEN LOVES US ALL!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:32am MD:

Good Morning Mad Cap Laughs!!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:34am FȾFȾ (:

Everytime I meet a Finnish person I tell them I like Eläkeläiset. Problem is I always have to try like 10 different ways of pronouncing Eläkeläiset for them to understand what the heck I'm talking about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:36am NotARealDoctor:

Ken, on point with the German translations as usual!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 9:36am Undead83:

I run to the sunshine, maybe lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:37am MD:

Are they really???!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:37am Sebastian:

your German is close to perfect, Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:38am Okasa:

Thanks to the glorious Internet, the generous giver of all media, one can watch that mayonnaise commercial. (YouTube search: hellmann's mayonnaise ad 70's)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:38am Planet Tyler:

Ah, that nazi song was a fave of Richard Spencer's. Then one of the songwriters wrote to him to tell him a bunch o jews wrote it. Hopefully Spencer will get punched in the face again soon too.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:38am thekenschlampen:

wow you are so lucky you got that titten theken temperamente cd
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:40am melinda:

I never thought about the lack of harmonies with Bananarama and Kensluts but that explains it.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:40am FȾFȾ (:

This Tjupurru song makes me want to start wild commenting. Someone stop me!
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:40am tadpoles:

The Buzzcocks Gif goes really well with the didgeridoo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:40am -Ken:

Danke Sebastian. Ich try.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:43am thekenschlampen:

to me the thekenschlampen are like, five german girls, who at 18 years old decide to drop out of high school to start a rock band playing their favorite american songs, but they dont know any english
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:44am MD:

This sounds like the Buttholes...???
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:50am Vincent Nifigance:

This DEFINITELY sounds like The Buttholes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:51am Vincent Nifigance:

Great precognition there, @MD
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 9:52am The Oscar:

This song has always been a favorite of mine (in pretty much all versions), but I like to think that, if I were a hurdy gurdy man, I could think of a better song to sing than just "Hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy hurdy gurdy."
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:53am Vincent Nifigance:

It's difficult to sing and play the Hurdy Gurdy at the same time. Like patting your head and rubbing your stomach.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:53am Cecile:

Could you play Zarah Leander's Kann denn Liebe Suende sein?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:53am Vincent Nifigance:

I particularly love this song in David Fincher's Zodiac. He transforms it into something quite frightening.
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:54am FȾFȾ (:

Did you notice the Jaap Blonk song features some of the voice actors from Porest's 'Field Recording' track? They are all good actors. They almost sound like they were real robots.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:54am Cecile:

the Huskers did a good version of Sunshine Superman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:55am Vincent Nifigance:

Donovan's Colours by Van Dyke Parks, please Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:56am Cecile:

any time someone can butcher or mess up a Donovan song, I am happy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:57am Webhamster Henry:

Google says the Flaming Lips covered "Atlantis"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:58am -Ken:

Dang it, I missed the Donovan moment!
  Wed. 7/12/17 9:58am medson:

What a god damn show so far Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 9:59am NotARealDoctor:

SCARFOLK! I LOVE SCARFOLK COUNCIL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 9:59am Cecile:

Scarfolk is awesome.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:01am Cecile:

This sounds like a hippie version of "Waiting for a Star to Fall". Fun fact, the original duo of Boy Meets Girl divorced soon after.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:04am Cliff in Prague:

"Waiting for a Star to Fall" - that was one of the first songs I really noticed as a kid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:05am Planet Tyler:

Borderline is still a terrible song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:05am Cecile:

I was going to say that this cover wrecked it.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:05am The Oscar:

Not sure if anyone else reads the Fortean Times (which you ABSOLUTELY SHOULD), but they had a great cover story the other month about Scarfolk, Ghost Box Records, and other artists who utilize the spooky '70s BBC aesthetic.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:05am thekenschlampen:

ergo phizmiz
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:06am Cecile:

that means somehow this art succeeded on some level.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:06am Cliff in Prague:

The Oscar - I'm subscribed to FATE magazine
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:07am Andrew Waterloo:

reminds me that Ohgr also covered Borderline
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:08am The Oscar:

@Cliff The only two magazines I subscribe to!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:08am steveo:

in my day, "packing on the pda" meant bringing a palm pilot on an airplane
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:09am Cliff in Prague:

Yeah, I'll have to get the Fortean Times too, didn't know they were still publishing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:09am steveo:

funny i thought this was rocky raccoon from the guitar
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:09am Listener142985:

did someone die? huh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:09am Webhamster Henry:

This is one of PLU's favorite tunes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:10am Planet Tyler:

@Oscar, I didnt know Fortean Times was still around! Good heads up!
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:12am Mark Williams:

still the biggest selling single in UK history, if i'm not mistaken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:12am Planet Tyler:

BTW Ken and Kennites, if you were looking for the cutest dog-related video on the internet today here it is: www.youtube.com...
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:12am joe mulligan:

thanks for playing Mull of Kintyre Ken, all I knew of until today was the V/Vm/Animal version called "Mullet Of Kin'Tyres"
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:13am Timm in Chicago:

FYI, Today is the 15th anniversary of the debut of Monk, you can use that later to make Andy Breckman feel old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:14am Planet Tyler:

Today was also the Battle of the Boyne. Whatever that means
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:15am tomasz.:

what! that can't be true
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am Mark Williams:

it's when I'm not on the internet that truth seems to lag.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am Vincent Nifigance:

Need some Rufus Harley bagpiping us between sets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Kander and Ebb, who wrote "Cabaret", were not only Jews, but gay, left-wing, Jews.

I always assumed that the streaming version of "The Man in the High Castle" uses "Edelweiss" as its theme because they couldn't get the rights to "Tomorrow Belongs to Me ".
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am NotARealDoctor:

Also the Battle of Prokhorovka(sp?) from WWII
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am Sebastian:

I second the vote for Rufus Harley!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:16am People Like Us:

me and ergo covered Mull of Kintyre ubu.com...
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:17am The Oscar:

@Cliff @Tyler Yes, and it's still great-- well laid out, and easily the most level-headed magazine of its type (while still flush with bigfoot, ghosts, Crowley, and such). You can even find it stateside at your more expansive bookstores or newsstands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:20am Lewis:

nice segue...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:20am Sebastian:

according to ukcharts.20m.com... Candle in the Wind, Do they know it's Christmas? and Bohemian Rhapsody all sold more than that Mull-thing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:21am Sebastian:

man that is a nasty list
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:21am NotARealDoctor:

@Sebastian, what do they know, they're just experts! The common man's opinion is far more important these days than your silly facts!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:22am Planet Tyler:

@Oscar, I'll add it to my READ tab cos theres always room for more...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:22am Lewis:

why do we pay any attention to sir paul?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:22am Lewis:

sounds like Saor Patrol = the other end of the islands...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:22am steveo:

why do we pay any attention to bagpipes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:22am Sebastian:

slander! those are not facts at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:23am -Ken:

Jaysuss Lewis, this is the man who wrote OB LA DI OB LA DA! Show some fg'in RESPECT.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I feel like I couldn't stand McCartney in person—Lennon was no prize, but his hostility was direct and could stop and change into something else. An exception:I've seen footage of McCartney playing George Formby and seeming like a really pleasant guy.

That being said, "[Martin ]Mull of Kintyre" is a perfect song—not great, but perfect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am Sebastian:

is McCartney still alive btw?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am Lewis:

right on....
i see the error of my ways...
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am Mark Williams:

@Sebastian. Bohemian Rhapsody & the Christmas song sold more because they were charity singles. Meaning, they re-pressed BH a second time for charity and so its combined sales (from the first time) were more than Mull of Kintyre. And the Xmas song was purely for charity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am NotARealDoctor:

@Sebastian, oh my god, that is an awful list. Do all British people have bad taste in music or is it just a select few who steer the charts by buying multiple copies?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am The Oscar:

Whenever I hear "Wonderful Christmastime," I always remind myself that the same songwriter penned a hard rock song which inspired one of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:24am Cecile:

I love bagpipes
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:25am Lewis:

@Cecile - me too (hi ya, enjoying the weather?)
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:25am joe mulligan:

where do pipers practice? I mean I've seen them at the beach and in the woods, but only a few times
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:26am People Like Us:

they practice on kazoos
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:26am Planet Tyler:

Indeed, Macca is/wazza a genius, just with some cornball tastes a lot of the time
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:26am Vincent Nifigance:

@People like Us - Oh God, don't encourage him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am Cecile:

we're not ones to point fingers:
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am Sebastian:

@NotARealDoctor you'll have to ask maybe Vicky that, I'm not in the UK - but I guess Chart-topping lists look awful wherever you look, except maybe Trinidad&Tobago, perhaps...
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am Doug:

Didn't Jim Jones have a lot of bagpipe music played over the speakers???
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am weiterso:

may i wish: If you could read my mind. the Donald Trump-karaoke, or the James Last version please
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am Cecile:

I love this, is this Rufus Harley?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am Sebastian:

Harley! Thank you Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Some men there are love not a gaping pig,
Some that are mad if they behold a cat,
And others, when the bagpipe sings i' th' nose,
Cannot contain their urine.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:27am The Oscar:

I actually own a bagpipe training horn which belonged to my grandfather-- took me years to figure out what the hell it was...
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:28am Mark Williams:

chart topping lists in Jamaica circa 1964-75 looked pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:28am Cecile:

Hey, if you could play Blues March by Benny Golson, it would seg perfectly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:28am Sebastian:

Jazz Musician Rufus Harley on "I've Got a Secret" (October 17, 1966) www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:28am Andrew Waterloo:

I had a neighbor that practiced on his back stoop all the time. I think most pipers only play 3 songs though, 3 songs that sound like two.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:28am Cecile:

In Australia, just put every Abba song. That's the top selling singles of all time.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 10:29am joe mulligan:

hahahaa Vicky! too late Vincent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:29am NotARealDoctor:

Any chart that doesn't include The Buddy Scott Trio isn't worth looking at. It may be an unpopular opinion, but I'm gonna just put myself out there and say it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:29am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I both like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and think of it as 'The Song that Made Punk Necessary'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:29am Vincent Nifigance:

@Sebastian Awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:31am doctorjazz:

Loving this set, Blythe/Harley, great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:31am Cecile:

RIP Arthur Blythe.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:32am al (the shire):

watched a wee lad go a dauner up Killie main street practising the pipes.... but usually bands will meet in community halls etc. there's also local sports greens/fields for practise. if yi can haud a tune nae'body minds.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:33am steveo:

tuba >> bagpipe
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:36am Claw!:

This has been excellent, Ken. Kick-ass!

Hey, Folks!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:36am herb.nyc:

i just saw this comedy show announcement, via wnyc email. and it made me think of wfmu's recent (and upcoming) SKEPTECH - thepit-nyc.com...
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:39am Dominick:

He's got money!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:39am Cecile:

I can impersonate Shelly Duvall as Olive Oyl. That's the only impression I can do.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:40am The Oscar:

For whatever reason, my family had a tradition when I was growing up to watch this movie on New Years Day. The amount of talent that went into that film is seriously mindblowing.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:40am AnAnonymousParty:

What an odd movie that was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:40am Michael:

This is about Chris Christie on WFAN, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:42am (((Murakami Whywolf):

I really liked the "Popeye" movie; I wonder if it tanked because it was true to the original comics and the Fleischers' animated cartoons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:43am NotARealDoctor:

If you start with the Footloose soundtrack, it should only take you 5 songs to get to Die Fabulosen Thekenschlampen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:43am Cecile:

I think that was one of the reasons, MW
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:43am steveo:

wondering where Ken ranks on the all-time out-of-body dj experience list
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:43am (Murakami Whywolf))):

…as opposed to the bland TV cartoon garbage that came later.

(No, I don't wear a fedora.)
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 10:46am The Oscar:

Also, in addition to being written by Nilsson, the songs are arranged by Van Dyke Parks (who has a cameo IIRC)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:47am Webhamster Henry:

Also on the Drummer Stream's Ridgewood Radio (3-5PM):
Zu Manifestival & Nova Convention (1978)
From the archives of Giorgio Gomelsky & John Giorno
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:49am FȾFȾ (:

No wonder why the Suddant Infant guy scares me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:51am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Wow, that's sad, I don't know if I can take this. Nope, I can't, I'm not properly medicated this week, moving from one to another (my depression is great at adjusting with time, at which point it's time to move on). Off it went—thank-you, Ken, for the warning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:52am Sebastian:

I know I saw Sudden Infant years ago - my only recollections are that it was intense and that the performace got cut short because someone in the audience collapsed
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 10:52am Ike:

Last time I heard this Joke Lanz track, I thought momentarily that it was Mustafio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 10:55am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Speaking of deplorable disasters, has the President denied any connexion with this sketchy 'Donald Trump Jr' character yet?
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:56am jan:

Always intrigued with the Miami Beach, Hello piece, but remained baffled by it. What is it and how was it done? Back story, please.
  Wed. 7/12/17 10:59am FȾFȾ (:

Hello, Jan,

What do you want to know?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:01am steveo:

Jan in Miami Beach, you're on the air.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:01am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Will the death of Net neutrality cause FMU any pre-known problems?

(Thanks, women who thought 'ALL men are like that.', men who sure would like to get black lung for money, and people who just wanted to see everyone who wants to live in a First World country hurt. Thanks.)
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:05am FȾFȾ (:

Rembember when Satanicpornocultshop was ahead of its time? Unfortunately, a couple of albums ago, time catched up and over took them. But it seems that now, SatanicPCSH is getting ahead of time. Again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:05am (((Murakami Whywolf):

I always expect the Miami Beach piece to segue into Negativland's piece including the exchange about the Soviet Union's time-zones.

'Eleven.'
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:07am (((Murakami Whywolf):

FȾFȾ (:
Similarly, the Turing Test will be passed very soon because humans are sounding more and more automated.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:08am FȾFȾ (:

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  Wed. 7/12/17 11:09am Listener142985:

Olga = goddess
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:09am steveo:

cyrillic streetcar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:09am Sebastian:

I'd love some chocolate milk right now
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:10am MD:

This is really funny! I know we are in a no "trumpet zone" but this made me laugh really hard!

www.huffingtonpost.com...
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:11am mary jane:

im gonna roll a spliff in anticipation of another thekenschlampen song debuting on wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:11am milkis:

Namahage?
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:11am FȾFȾ (:

The whistling Finnish nazis! Difficult to find a happier, sunny song that this one!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:13am Ken From Hyde Park:

Shower has been draining slowly lately. Poured some septic tank bacteria stuff down the drain. Now the shower is stopped up completely. Waiting now for Draino® to do its stuff.
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:14am herb.nyc:

oops, ken said MONTY HALL. he knows it's TERRY HALL, because it's such a special place.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:15am jan:

Thanks for the Miami Beach, Hello explanation, Ken. Seems so cruel, though, the poor old guy. And having just become a senior citizen, I shall fear calling radio programs!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:15am CeeDubbles:

I would greatly appreciate a pair of tix to the movie!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:17am FȾFȾ (:

Ken,

If you play dad's suicide letters on air, why are you against the 'We are talking about your dead mom" WFMU billboard sing? This is an anti-rhetorical (i.e. you HAVE to answer it).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:17am Sebastian:

man, I'd love to go, goddamn Atlantic ocean. Morricone Youth's Soundtrack for Prince Achmed is the shiz
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:17am -Ken:

XeeDubbies - the tix are yours - email me at ken at wfmu dot org and we shall firm up the details after Noon today.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:21am FȾFȾ (:

This is the only bank that has passed all Fed's stress tests.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:21am -Ken:

It's true Jan. But the best talk radio is cruel.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:30am FȾFȾ (:

I am a reader and I'm fed up with the music. Comments please!!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:31am mary jane:

hoch und tief
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:31am Claw!:

oh, this is so friggin good
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:31am Sebastian:

rain break - smoke break!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:32am Listener142985:

re: ''the best talk radio is cruel.'' No, it isn't. Cruel talk radio is a taste, like any other consumer choice. PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFt!
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:32am joe mulligan:

Upside Down Diana Ross!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:32am MenfussMike:

"upside down"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:33am Sebastian:

that segue went surprisingly smooth
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:33am -Ken:

142985, what's some really nice talk radio that's good?
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:34am Mister Dobalina:

Very disappointed that there is no band called, The Fabulous Kensluts. Now google knows the sort of erroneous and misguided info I look up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:34am NotARealDoctor:

I have a sudden urge to shave my legs
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:37am grace gold way:

There is a beauty in the Sanctus of our struggle in this modern age. One day we both know that all will pass, and all of the Justin Biebers, Britney Spears, iphones, razors for shaving, all these fads of fashion will disappear or change into the next thing to entertain the masses, but the Missa Solemnis will remain, forever a supreme masterpiece.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:38am Itzall Ablurr:

Le Tigre sure sounds like X-Ray Specs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:42am Itzall Ablurr:

OH HELL yeah!
Avatar Wed. 7/12/17 11:42am MenfussMike:

@Itzall I hear it too
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:44am FȾFȾ (:

Did you know the toy mogul that invented the X Ray Specs is the same as the one that created the Sea Monkeys?! And did you know he was a massive KKK supporter!? Yup. Those are the sort of things one learns after 6 straight hours of googling.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:44am northguineahills:

haha, Itzall Ablurr!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:44am Itzall Ablurr:

I will most likely watch this GIF for Le Tiger for the balance of the day...
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:45am Listener142985:

Ken: Clay Pigeon, for one. It depends on what you count as talk radio. The ''humor'' niche stuff does tend toward leer/sneer/jeer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:45am Sebastian:

oh wow
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:46am -Ken:

142985 Good point! Clay Pigeon is an exception to the rule.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:47am tadpoles:

The greatest X-Ray Specs belong to Mark Mothersbaugh whose exhibit is not..I repeat not.. to be missed:

greyartgallery.nyu.edu...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:48am -Ken:

f0f0 what was his name?
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:48am FȾFȾ (:

Ken,

Harold von Braunhut
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:51am Mick:

@tadpoles thanks for the tip! Will check that out.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:52am tadpoles:

@Mick.. ends in 3 days.

@f0f0 .. thanks..the wiki is enlightening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:52am Sebastian:

that Harold von Braunhut is an interesting character: "Braunhut also raced motorcycles under the name "The Green Hornet"" en.wikipedia.org...
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:53am Andy the painter:

the REAL ken freedman marching song.....
     Wed. 7/12/17 11:53am Listener Robert:

My friend Nadine: "I like Neil Young."

Me: "But he's so whiny."

Nadine: "Ooohhh, yes." Something about that ladies like.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:53am grace gold way:

here it comes!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:53am FȾFȾ (:

The life of this Harold von Braunhut guy is wildly crazy. For starters, he is THE GREATEST marketer of all time. The most impressive mail order toy he actually sold? The Invisible Gold Fish. He sold tons of empty fish tanks!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:54am Andy the painter:

oh, but then there's this one, too.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 7/12/17 11:54am Webhamster Henry:

Someone should cover the KenSluts for Hoof 'n' Mouth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:54am Mick:

@tadpoles, Yikes! ok, gotta get on it...
@Ken, thanks for even yet still another great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:55am Okasa:

Per NPR: Marijuana Shortage Prompts Emergency In Nevada.
     Wed. 7/12/17 11:55am Listener Robert:

Did they just sing, "...it's Metuchen"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:56am Sebastian:

@Robert I think you mean "mich betatschen"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 7/12/17 11:56am Michael 98145:

kinky boots!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:57am medson:

I don't know why. But I really love the name Kensluts. Makes me feel safe.
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:58am FȾFȾ (:

If I recall correctly Harold Von Braunhut started his career as an agent for a man that jumped from a very tall ladder into a tiny pool. You might think this only happens in cartoons. But actually there's video footage on youtube of this brave man doing the stunt...in his 70s! See it to believe it.
Avatar    Wed. 7/12/17 11:58am joe mulligan:

great show Ken, and see you NJ folks at Mad Max Monty Hall this Friday!
     Wed. 7/12/17 11:58am Listener Robert:

But is "mich betatschen" a local stop on Amtrak? Huh? Beat that, KenSluts!
  Wed. 7/12/17 11:59am FȾFȾ (:

Thanks, Ken, people! Great commentary, GIFs, talk...AND music! Till next episode! And remember...BE HAPPY !!! I SAY BE HAPPY!!
  Wed. 7/12/17 12:00pm Groucho:

I like it when you play songs I don't like but you have foreign ladies singing it so I end up liking it. I like foreign ladies. Like Les Raines Prochaines, that one blew my mind
  Wed. 7/12/17 12:00pm bobo:

Dear DJ, is it too late to request a song?
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