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Options July 19, 2017: Carpe the diem, baby!

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Miriam J. Sabbage, ca. 1915–1920 (LoC)

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sumshapes  Mesh Tabbard   Options Cabin Biscuits  0:03:30 (Pop‑up)
Evelyn  Smoke & Mirrors (comp. Stephin Merritt)   Options Teenbeat Sampler 1998  0:07:29 (Pop‑up)
The Bad Plus  Seven Minute Mind   Options Made Possible  0:10:48 (Pop‑up)
Rufus Thomas  The Breakdown, Pt. 1   Options Funkiest Man Alive  0:19:16 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Lonely Days (Alternate)   Options 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow  0:22:10 (Pop‑up)
The Beach Boys  Cool, Cool Water (Alterrnate)   Options 1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow  0:24:06 (Pop‑up)
Bent Knee  Holy Ghost   Options Land Animal  0:26:16 (Pop‑up)
Batpiss  Paralyzed   Options Rest in Piss  0:31:28 (Pop‑up)
Lennie Tristano   Supersonic   Options Lennie Tristano: 1947-1951  0:34:39 (Pop‑up)
Kane Strang   Summertime in Your Lounge   Options Two Hearts and No Brain  0:41:22 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepherd  Peter Pain   Options The Vintage Radio Shows, Vol. 1  0:43:37 (Pop‑up)
Tom Chang  Djangolongo   Options Tongue and Groove  0:47:54 (Pop‑up)
Dave Van Ronk  Clouds (Both Sides Now)   Options The Mayor of MacDougal Street: Rarities 1957-1969  0:54:34 (Pop‑up)
TOM WILSON  The Music Factory (ep. 21: Harumi)   Options THE MUSIC FACTORY (MGM-Verve series, 1967-68)  1:03:17 (Pop‑up)
Tom Wilson  Help, I'm a Rock / Tom Wilson intro & welcome to Harumi   Options    
commercial  The Velvet Underground (White Light/White Heat)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 1   Options    
Appletree Theatre  Lotus Flower   Options Playback   
Tom Wilson  introduces Beacon Street Union track   Options    
The Beacon Street Union  Four Hundred and Five   Options The Eyes of the Beacon Street Union   
commercial  James Cotton Blues Band (self-titled album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 2   Options    
Richie Havens  No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed   Options Something Else Again   
Ultimate Spinach  Baroque #1   Options Ultimate Spinach   
Tom Wilson  introduces Dave Van Ronk track   Options    
Dave Van Ronk  Clouds (Both Sides Now)   Options Dave Van Ronk & the Hudson Dusters   
commercial  Gone with the Wind (soundtrack album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  lunch break at the Music Factory (program mid-point)   Options    
commercial  Sopwith Camel (debut album)   Options    
Claude Hall (from Billboard)   "Love Is Blue" B-side controversy   Options    
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 3   Options    
Harumi  Talk About It   Options Harumi   
Tom Wilson  introduces next Harumi track   Options    
Harumi  First Impressions   Options Harumi   
commercial  Ultimate Spinach (self-titled album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 4   Options    
Harumi  Twice Told Tales Of The Pomegranate Forest (excerpt)   Options Harumi   
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 5   Options    
Harumi  Samurai Memories (excerpt)   Options Harumi   
Tom Wilson & Harumi  introduce Pat Williams track   Options    
Pat Williams  The Look of Love   Options Shades of Today   
commercial  The Beacon Street Union (debut album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Harumi interview seg 6   Options    
Tom Wilson  Outro (theme: "Help I’m a Rock") and thanks to Harumi   Options    
Francisco Mela  Parasuayo   Options Melao  2:05:51 (Pop‑up)
Jamie K. Sims  Viennese Sonatas I (Delicately), II (Crisply), and III (Deliberately)   Options Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score  2:12:44 (Pop‑up)
Dan Tullis & Joel Clark  Joel, Don't Worry   Options The Tullis & Clark Expedition  2:20:04 (Pop‑up)
Chastity Belt  Caught in a Lie   Options I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone  2:23:17 (Pop‑up)
Euge  Here's to You   Options En Garde  2:26:46 (Pop‑up)
Toby Keith  Rum is the Reason   Options 35 mph Town  2:30:19 (Pop‑up)
Sabu (Anthony Ferretti)  I Had the Craziest Dream   Options Sabu's Cassette Letter to DK  2:33:34 (Pop‑up)
Oliver Nelson Sextet  The Drive   Options Screamin' the Blues  2:41:00 (Pop‑up)
Eva Salina  Pijanica   Options Sings Saban Bajramovic  2:45:38 (Pop‑up)
The Gothic Archies  The World is a Very Scary Place   Options The Tragic Treasury: Songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events  2:49:20 (Pop‑up)
Weird Al  Tacky   Options Mandatory Fun  2:52:01 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm Bjarne:

Hello there Irwin. I wanna say thank you for the Joe Frank monologues. I't bizarre, absurd and funny.
Have a great show today man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:00pm Alison Porchnik:

Who was Miriam J. Sabbage?
  3:04pm Laura L:

Poor lady probably spent a lot of time worrying about her hair, but it's the emulsion that did her in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Irwin:

Beats me. I don't recognize the mug.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm The Oscar:

Found her: www.britishpathe.com...
Avatar 3:08pm Sem Chumbo:

The fish of the day. Steamed not fried I find the best, b aby.

Hello, Irwin, Chusidians, and Chusidian wannabes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12pm Alison Porchnik:

Pop quiz: X = The Bad Plus what
  3:14pm Mark R:

Love the power of the Bad Plus.
Avatar 3:22pm PKNY:

Good call on going with the Crown Prince of Dance! His section of the Wattstax movie where he does "The Breakdown" live is classic stuff.
Avatar 3:23pm Undead83:

Hi there everyone ^^ It's great to be back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:24pm Irwin:

How was your brief sojourn in the afterlife?
Avatar 3:25pm Wild Neil:

PEACE all. Gotta install a cold air return using 10 inch ducts in the house. Maybe a 75 foot run when all done. Its HUGE.
  3:26pm Mark R:

Oh, but when it's done, it's gonna feel so niiiiiiice, Neil.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm The Oscar:

The craziest thing about hearing all these Beach Boys sessions and snippets is the fact that they were assembled into incredibly accessible and successful pop records. You could just as easily taken the same material and built a difficult avant-garde masterpiece.
Avatar 3:27pm Wild Neil:

BOY they could SING! Those BEACH BOYS. WOW!
@Mark R: It will be WARMER its so COLD in the WINTER.
Avatar 3:27pm Wild Neil:

  3:28pm Mark R:

OMG I'm sure. Well, sacrifices must be made. For the GOOD OF THE REST OF THE HOUSE, MAN!
  3:28pm Mark R:

This Bent Knee track ROCKS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm maestroso:

Land Animal. Outstanding album.
  3:30pm Mark R:

Shame on me, I'm really not familiar with her, she's amazing. I'll definitely have to pick this one up, maestroso.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm maestroso:

Yeah, and I have to thank Irwin for presenting it to us. Thanks Irwin!
  3:31pm Mark R:

Yay Irwin!
Avatar 3:32pm Undead83:

Hi there Irwin, that's right ^^ I was feeling sad, so alone with my holy ghost
  3:36pm Mark R:

Only Irwin would know that Lennie Tristano is the perfect follow-up to Batpiss.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Irwin:

It's a gift, Mark.
  3:37pm daniel:

wow i missed the beach boys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:45pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

[...not quoting Python routine mentions bat piss...]
[[...you know it or don't care...]]
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...dunno this Shepherd...but he sounds like ClayPidgeon ;) ...
  3:48pm J:

Is it a Joe Frank week? I've been away and lost track :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm The Oscar:

Can anyone recommend a good starting point for Jean Shepherd? (Apart from A Christmas Story, of course)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:48pm Irwin:

Shepherd totally ripped off both Clay Pigeon AND Joe Frank. Got rich off the backs of both men.
Avatar 3:48pm Sem Chumbo:

I'm long pitchforks, myself.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...still he's no HeartyWhite...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm Irwin:

"In God We Trust (All Others Pay Cash)" is an excellent place to start reading Shep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm The Oscar:

An Irwin recommendation has yet to steer me wrong-- I'll check it out! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Listener Bryan (the Professor):

Wow. Almost thought this was Kurt Wagner singing "Clouds."
Avatar 3:58pm Sem Chumbo:

DVR, heartbreaking cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm Mick:

He sang this on one of the Tom Wilson programs, right? So, SO good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59pm Irwin:

This is the solo version. Wilson played the electric version with the Hudson Dusters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Michael 98145:

Loved listening to Shep's WOR programs on a station here on the left coast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:01pm Michael 98145:

yes, more please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm mb:

Hi Irwin. It's 'Sunny.'
  4:04pm Listener Robert:

Darn, I went out to barbecue with the windows closed (banking the cool air in the house) & missed Shep! Got to get the sound working again on this thing or migrate to that new laptop from Nancy to hear the archive.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Noted: an actual *radio commercial* for 'WhiteLightWhiteHeat'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm Michael 98145:

- hard to remember when VU was unknown -
  4:11pm βrian:

I think I shall prepare some groovy food this evening.
  4:13pm Listener Robert:

Oscar, with Shep just about any starting point is as good. The "Shepherd's Pie" shows he did for NJ Public TV, for instance, are a good selection. 95% of his material (written or spoken) breaks down one of these ways:

1. Short-format comedian schtick, commentary on the contemporary scene. Not what he was best known for, but some of his best, underappreciated stuff IMO.

2. Stories of his semi-fictional shildhood, semi-fictional time in the Army, or probably-factual travels.

3. Talking about show biz or science from his perspective.

4. Unfortunately, Jew's harp, kopf spielen, & singing. Testing fan loyalty.
  4:13pm SeanG:

outta sight
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Michael 98145:

Boss Town Sound
  4:17pm Listener Robert:

But of course the best experience of Shep was on stage, "in one". Still, you can also appreciate his narrations & voice-overs, or ephemera such as his shot (along with Ernie Kovacs) at succeeding Steve Allen at "Tonight". I guess they were too out-there, so they wound up with Jack Paar and then Johnny Carson.

I also convinced myself he did a silent TV walk-on as "a German shepherd".
  4:20pm MrSteve in NJ:

Had the pleasure of seeing Ritchie Havens live twice in small venues in early 1970's...awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm The Oscar:

@Robert Had no idea about the Shepherd/Kovacs Tonight Show-- that sounds incredible! Will definitely check out the Shepherd's Pie stuff-- thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Passaic River Blues:

This is such an excellent song.
  4:25pm daniel:

holy shit how long is this song, it's interesting
Avatar 4:26pm Fredericks:

I hope they Harumi's "What A Day For Me" that was the hit in my house. If they don't... Irwin, please consider my request.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

( - as it was when it was CountryJoe&theFish's 'Masked Marauder'...)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Irwin:

Various WFMU staffers (and former staffers) on Shep when he passed in 1999 (my comments are on page 2):
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29pm Passaic River Blues:

@Daniel: I forget the proper title but I think it's modeled as a "suite in four parts" or something like that.
  4:30pm miles:

I saw Ronk perform this song at Gerdes Folk City in 87 or so
  4:30pm daniel:

wait didn't you just play Clouds by van ronk??
Avatar 4:31pm CeeDubbles:

I'm overcome by the burning desire for a shot of Tullamore Dew
  4:31pm J:

Double play!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Carmichael:

@Cee, I drank a tanker's worth of Jameson last night. Make sure to self-modereate ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Alison Porchnik:

What's all this about gefilte fish and tapioca?
  4:35pm miles:

sopwith sutrah
Avatar 4:36pm CeeDubbles:

To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
- Saint Augustine
  4:38pm J:

I thought Heavy Water was a Jon Spencer side project?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:39pm Irwin:

St. Augie knew from whence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm chris:

one of my favs: Everything in moderation, including moderation. - Oscar Wilde
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41pm chris:

and good greetings to you Irwin and assembled listeners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:43pm Michael 98145:

  4:43pm omnificenttoothpaste:

This is such a good mix. Thanks.
  4:44pm miles:

I "dig" this Harumi album. u can stream it. I think I found out about it on another Music Factory program. Check out the song "Hurry Up Now"
  4:45pm omnificenttoothpaste:

I dig it as well, it's really restoring my faith in the human race, albeit the one that existed in the 60s :'(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm Irwin:

"Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest" is 24 minutes long on the album. The other side of disc two is an 18-minute track. www.discogs.com...
  4:50pm frenchee:

two questions: how much maryjane were these two smokin? and who's the woman in the Ultimate Spinach ad, any idea?
*some chick?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...when does he get J.EdgarHoover on?...
  4:56pm Miles:

I want the Harumi record on vinyl. I WANT IT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Irwin:

The guy in the Spinach spot was NYC DJ Rosko, who will be Wilson's guest on ep. 25.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Itzall Ablurr:

Dear frenchee, they had to be sailing, no doubt. "Huh-huh-huh-huh-huh"... Far out, man.
  4:57pm J:

This is def one of the more stoned Wilson episodes I've heard. It's great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Irwin:

Despite his cannabis-bent laughter, I don't think Wilson partook. He was surprisingly old school, probably preferred a glass of Chivas.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Itzall Ablurr:

Yeah man, a real square in sheep's clothing, but Harumi- now there was someone looking through slots.
  5:02pm frenchee:

very fun ep, thanks Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Michael Jeffries - Hendrix's Business Manager. Claimed to be ex-MI5 (Brit CIA basically). Preferred to remain unphotograped...many tales...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& allegations...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:09pm common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15pm Irwin:

Jamie K. Sims was the lead vocalist in the new wave band The Cosmopolitans. (EFD was their last drummer.)
Avatar 5:17pm Hoboken Jack:

I dig these sonatas, yet wouldn't mind a little Evan Funk Drumming on them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:19pm Irwin:

Thanks to Marshall Crenshaw for alerting me to this Sims project.
  5:22pm omnificenttoothpaste:

Those Viennese Sonatas were seriously beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:23pm Alison Porchnik:

It's great to hear this after so long!
Avatar 5:23pm Listening Out There:

"Let's say...sure!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Irwin:

There's 52 of 'em, Porchie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Alison Porchnik:

One for each week of the year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27pm Aitch:

That's Numberwang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:31pm Irwin:

That is, in fact, Jimmy Buffett's backup band behind Toby.
Avatar 5:34pm Listening Out There:

No wonder it sounds so much like (yawn) Jimmy Buffett...
Avatar 5:35pm Listening Out There:

...not exciting, like...Sabu...
Avatar 5:35pm coelacanth∅:

hello Irwin and Irwinians
...that Miriam Sabbage sure had it goin' on. nobody has foam like that any more.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Irwin:

In the smoking parlor, her beaus called her "Frothy."
Avatar 5:36pm Hoboken Jack:

My man Sabu could use a little EFD too. Some gentle brush work perhaps.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Ike:

"...but you can never take Jersey City out of a guy." Not without a really good set of pincers anyway.
  5:38pm Hubadoo:

You've made me cautiously optimistic about the future of mankind by saying you'll be airing segments of Jean Shepherd's glorious effusions on these airwaves. I thank you.
  5:39pm Laura L:

Countdown to Sabu! Sure, he's gotta sing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm chris:

will have cocktail rocks and a pack of smokes ready for Sabu appearance.. (i won't smoke, but i'll want to)
Avatar 5:47pm Hoboken Jack:

Just checked out the Cosmopolitans, very much of a B-52s vibe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm Irwin:

Yep. Their big "hit" was "How to Keep Your Husband Happy." A new wave novelty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Aitch:

I like where this is heading!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just listened to an interview w/ the guys who did the Sgt.Pepper Star Wars album - needless to say - Weird Al's their idol...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm chris:

Thanks, Irwin!
Avatar 5:58pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Irwin
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