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Options August 9, 2017: "At the table, I sometimes discourse on the cynicism of the blintz, or the bottled anger and rapelike aggressiveness of Coca-Cola." — Oscar Levant

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untitled painting found at Hoffman's Antique Barn, Red Hook NY

Artist Track Album Label Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  Blue Note  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Baron  Say Say (Baby My Soul's On Fire)   Options Full of Fire  B's Records  0:03:27 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Cotton Candy / Have You Seen / Vacation Sideshow / Hey, What's Going on in Here?   Options Help Me  Happi Tyme  0:10:01 (Pop‑up)
James Wolff  In the Places   Options Across the Border  James Wolff  0:21:58 (Pop‑up)
Jenny O.  Case Study   Options Peace and Information  Holy Trinity  0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
Daniel Johnston  Story of an Artist   Options Welcome to My World: The Music of Daniel Johnston  Eternal Yip Eye Music  0:30:15 (Pop‑up)
Thelonious Monk  Functional (Take 2)   Options Thelonious Himself  Riverside  0:35:18 (Pop‑up)
Sagittarius (Gary Usher, Glen Campbell, Curt Boettcher and Bruce Johnston)  My World Fell Down   Options Present Tense  Columbia  0:54:43 (Pop‑up)
Kneebody  Trite   Options The Line  Concord  0:53:14 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepherd  Radio Serviceman's Hell   Options WOR radio aircheck  no label  1:06:24 (Pop‑up)
Moon Hooch  Jiggle   Options Joshua Tree EP  Hornblow  1:12:52 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepherd  Hamsters in Space   Options WOR radio aircheck  no label  1:16:12 (Pop‑up)
Angelo Noce Santoro  Xica   Options For You  ANS (Angelo Noce Santoro)  1:30:03 (Pop‑up)
Jean Shepherd  Radio Announcers and Their Microphones   Options WOR radio aircheck  no label  1:38:35 (Pop‑up)
Jack McDuff  Blues and Tonic   Options The Honeydripper  Prestige  1:52:27 (Pop‑up)
The Fall  Room to Live   Options Room to Live - Undilutable Slang Truth!  Kamera  2:01:39 (Pop‑up)
Bent Knee  Boxes   Options Land Animal  InsideOut  2:05:29 (Pop‑up)
Barry Adamson  Black Holes in My Brain   Options I Will Set You Free  Central Control International  2:11:00 (Pop‑up)
Bell Orchestre  Recording a Tape ... (Typewriter Duet)   Options Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light  Rough Trade  2:15:12 (Pop‑up)
Divine Inspiration  I Gotta Know   Options The Rebirth of Fool Vol. 2  Dual Plover  2:18:59 (Pop‑up)
Mary Lou Williams  Cancer / Virgo / Aquarius   Options Zodiac Suite  Asch Records / Smithsonian Folkways  2:26:18 (Pop‑up)
Sabu (Anthony Ferretti)  Fools Rush In / It's a Sin to Tell a Lie / Watch What Happens   Options Sabu's Cassette Letter to DK  Tony Ferretti  2:34:13 (Pop‑up)
Orquesta Don Bosco  Tema de Lara   Options Melodias y Voces No. 2  no label  2:42:45 (Pop‑up)
Sumshapes  First XI   Options Cabin Biscuits  Gruff Wit Records  2:47:43 (Pop‑up)
Essential Logic  Captain   Options Essential Logic  Rough Trade  2:50:50 (Pop‑up)
Brother Kite  Out of Sight   Options Waiting for the Time to Be Right  Clairecords  2:54:13 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:00pm Wild Neil:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Irwin:

Sorry, all, no Sabu today. Had to postpone.
Avatar 3:02pm Wild Neil:

"...the rapelike aggressiveness of Coca-Cola"....lol!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm rrg:

Play some Sabu anyway.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm rrg:

I meant to say please.
Avatar 3:03pm TehBadDr:

Does that mean we get some Joe Frank?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:03pm Michael 98145:

greetings, fans of prolific artists
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Alison Porchnik:

Writing in from my new office. In this new non-cavelike space, it's like I'm listening to a totally 'nother radio show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm Irwin:

Will explain the alternatives first mic break.
Avatar 3:06pm Sem Chumbo:

Hi, Irwin, Chusidians, and the like-minded.

Loved Memoirs of an Amnesiac. Funny guy even hopped up on, what was it, chloral hydrate? Thanks for that memory, IC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm Irwin:

That's where the quote originates. Currently reading.
Avatar 3:09pm Listening Out There:

Hoffman's Antique Barn...you must be confusing this with Sun Ra's house in Philly...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm I am The Upsetter:

Hi all!
Avatar 3:14pm TehBadDr:

Brand Flakes is more like it!
  3:15pm Laura L:

Sorry to hear Sabu has to postpone--well, it just means we can continue to looking forward to his visit. Sincerely, Pollyanna
Avatar 3:16pm Itzall Ablurr:

What? NO Sabú?!? Hope he's doing alright and will re-schedule.
Avatar 3:17pm Listening Out There:

Time to make a cassette for Sabu, eh?
Avatar 3:18pm TehBadDr:

Was looking forward to Sabu, old timey guys like that with local flavor are a hoot!
  3:19pm dug:

go irwin :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:19pm Alison Porchnik:

Irwin has an iron will. When it comes to alkyhol, he's like Stalin.
  3:21pm Laura L:

When I purchased the new Bran Flakes, I was temporarily stumped after payment when I went to download it and saw "Help Me." I thought, no, I don't want help, I want to download! Oh.... right! LOL.
  3:25pm Laura L:

AP--did you change jobs or trade in the cave for a better space?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Alison Porchnik:

Both - same building, same floor. Different office, boss, work. Less vernal and interesting view but more natural light.
  3:36pm Laura L:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:37pm Dominick:

always good to hear Monk
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm Irwin:

Alison also renounced Judaism and became a Rosicrucian.
Avatar 3:43pm Parq:

I had a rosicrucian for dinner last night. Four pounder from Maine. Mmm!
  3:43pm cat:

i renounced liberation
  3:46pm cat:

all 4 paws on the floor
  3:48pm berbo:

The Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose is pretty cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51pm thatpatsmith:

Could be on the Zombies' Odyssey & Oracle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:52pm The Oscar:

@thatpatsmith I was just about to say, if you'd put a gun to my head and asked me who did this song, I'd have probably said the Zombies. Knew the song from Nuggets, but never knew who it was-- great stuff.
  3:53pm Laura L:

Thanks for finding a less-known and pea-pickin'-culiar tune with Glen Campbell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm upsetter5001:

If you like that Sagittarius cut The first Millennium LP is also pretty great too. No Glen Campbell (RIP) on it.
Avatar 3:57pm TehBadDr:

All Jazzy up in here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm The Oscar:

I think my favorite oddities to come out of the Campbell/Usher/Boettcher axis are the "Mr. Gasser" albums they made for (with?) Big Daddy Roth.
  3:58pm stinky cheese finga:

ok guis this is fuggin gnarlyy. the drums are hurting me internally (some kind of hemorrhaging)
Avatar 4:04pm Marshall Stacks:

I stayed up late so many times listening to Shep on WOR.
  4:06pm flashbazbo:

Shep was the "Angel headed hipster" in kerouacs on the road
Avatar 4:06pm Itzall Ablurr:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:08pm Michael 98145:

thank you, thank you for the Shep. really brings back memories.
Avatar 4:09pm V Priceless:

that's some Chicagah accent
  4:11pm jan:

6L6 tubes, Raytheon! I'm old enough to remember this tech talk! Are there other listeners who know this arcana?
Avatar 4:12pm Marshall Stacks:

Hohman, Indiana.
Which you won't find on any map.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:12pm chris:

hi there. 'toobz' is my word of the day, i think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Michael 98145:

tubes?! of course; remember going to the hardware or drugstore and testing them on the device?
Avatar 4:15pm Itzall Ablurr:

Dear jan, yes. My father-in-law operated a TV repair shop in NJ for decades and the place was full of tubes of all makes. I still have a box of them just because I think they're cool looking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18pm Michael 98145:

{ heh, "the behind side of new york city" }
Avatar 4:19pm Jeff:

@jan et al: Why yes, I'm listening to Irwin and Shep right now through a gizmo which uses 6BZ7 triodes in its voltage-amplification stage.

Interestingly, these are being used for audio-frequency amplification even though they were apparently originally designed for RF.
  4:20pm middlebun:

10:15-11:00, after the news, on WOR 710
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm Michael 98145:

rebroadcast shortly thereafter on KRAB-fm
Avatar 4:21pm TehBadDr:

This Shepard stuff is great! Thanx Irwin!
Avatar 4:22pm Jeff:

Instead of saying toobz, though, I'm charmed by the name preferred by our chums across the Atlantic:

"thermionic valves."

It actually describes what they do really well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Fuzzy:

6L6, 12AX7,EL34,5Y3...love the smell of old tube machines (radio, guitar amp, etc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Fuzzy:

I miss my old boatanchor shortwave rigs (Hammarlund, National)
Avatar 4:26pm Henry:

scott farkas!
  4:28pm jan:

@jeff- Listening through Sonos... radio reception of WFMU was always so noisy in Manhattan. What a boon internet broadcast is for hearing WFMU- here in it's natural FM
range and well outside and at any time, too! @itzall Ablurr- wish that we could take a field trip to the TV repair store. Those were wonderful places- long gone.
Avatar 4:30pm Parq:

The hamster one is one of the best Shep stories I've ever heard, and that's going some.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31pm Irwin:

One more Shep -- and it's about RADIO (not tubes). Great one, with cheap sound effects.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm Irwin:

Shep never had much of a prop budget.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Michael 98145:

all the magic of radio
Avatar 4:35pm Itzall Ablurr:

Jan, I concur. I always loved going to his shop with all of the arcane tools and technology.
Avatar 4:35pm Parq:

Anybody else have or heard this album? I borrowed it from a friend. One great army-era story, and a lot of small bits, some good and some not so much.
Avatar 4:37pm Marshall Stacks:

The Internet Archive has a collection of Jean Shepherd recordings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:37pm chris:

hbd, Sabu! long may you reign.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40pm Michael 98145:

''Jean Parker Shepherd, Jr.'' (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999)
Avatar 4:47pm Jeff:

Love the inside radio talk.
Avatar 4:52pm Jeff:

Directly to his larnix.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm steveo:

are you real, Irwin?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Michael 98145:

- everything in this world is phony -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm steveo:

One of the biggest reasons I left Elkton Hills was because I was surrounded by phonies. That's all. They were coming in the goddam window.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Michael 98145:

thanks, rrg !!!
Avatar 4:58pm Listening Out There:

"A Christmas Story"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Michael 98145:

and they have NO idea who wrote it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Rory:

Let's rise with The Fall
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:04pm Rory:

The fall of the 21st Century.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm ultradamno:

Great Barry Adamson tune!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:21pm Michael 98145:

Loved Magazine -- especially live
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:24pm Rory:

According to the time zones I'm one hour behind those in the east. So in a way I'm commenting from the past like now and now and now!
  5:25pm Dean:

One of my one-night-stand insta-bands c.1979 was Goddamn Tractor. We played a party, made it through an improvised tune drawing lyrics (in French) from Sartre's autobiography, Les Mots, then proceeded to our cover of "Motorcade," midway through which the cops arrived.
Avatar 5:28pm TehBadDr:

Rory, are you time tripping again? I can always tell when you've been time tripping!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Rory:

I'd just like to add that I'm 100% sober and I'm always *time tripping*...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Irwin:

Happy Birthday, the great Sab!
  5:35pm Laura L:

I remember it like yesterday and I wasn't even in Jersey City in 1962! Happy Birthday Sabu!!
Avatar 5:35pm Itzall Ablurr:

Today? I am running under "da pumps" in honor of Mr. Ferretti's birthday. Get well soon, Sabú.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Mark the Sardine:

Great show today, Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47pm Michael 98145:

Really. Thanks again, Irwin.
Avatar 10:54am mb:

Keep pushin' Hoboken Jack!!
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