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Options September 6, 2017: The '60s: album covers where one member of the band is surreptitiously extending his middle finger. THAT was revolution. THAT was sticking it to the man.

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untitled painting for sale at Stormville flea market, Sept. 2

Artist Track Album Approx. start time
Lee Morgan  Yes I Can, No You Can't (edit)   Options The Gigolo  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
The Bran Flakes  Clap Your Hands / Electronic Voices   Options Help Me  0:03:30 (Pop‑up)
The Books  Egaberté / Liternité   Options Music for a French Elevator  0:08:13 (Pop‑up)
Happyness  The C is a B A G   Options Write In  0:10:14 (Pop‑up)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra  So Good at Being in Trouble   Options II (Deluxe Edition)  0:15:13 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  The Fez   Options The Royal Scam  0:25:26 (Pop‑up)
Steely Dan  I Got the News   Options Aja  0:28:58 (Pop‑up)
Hank Mobley  Third Time Around   Options Straight No Filter  0:33:49 (Pop‑up)
Babe Rainbow  Monky Disco   Options The Babe Rainbow  0:40:10 (Pop‑up)
Ventiladores  Infinite Sharona (Pure Data)   Options Youtube  0:43:34 (Pop‑up)
Åke Sandin  Botten Ar Nodd   Options Förlorad I Toner (Samlade Verk 1965-1970)  0:48:19 (Pop‑up)
Motörhead  Heroes   Options Under Cöver  0:50:58 (Pop‑up)
The New Creation  The Status Quo Song   Options Troubled  0:55:21 (Pop‑up)
TOM WILSON  The Music Factory (ep. 25: Rosko)   Options THE MUSIC FACTORY (MGM-Verve series, 1967-68)  1:03:23 (Pop‑up)
Tom Wilson  Help, I'm a Rock / Tom Wilson intro & welcome to Ray Riepen and Rosko   Options    
The Doors  Moonlight Drive   Options Strange Days   
commercial  Ultimate Spinach (self-titled album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  interview with Ray Riepen of the Boston Tea Party concert hall seg 1   Options    
The Animals  We Love You Lil   Options The Twain Shall Meet   
commercial  The Velvet Underground (White Light/White Heat)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Ray Riepen interview seg 2   Options    
Richie Havens  Run, Shaker Life   Options Something Else Again   
Tom Wilson  Rosko interview seg 1   Options    
Rosko and the John Berberian Ensemble  The Story of a Friend (Yarschlarin)   Options Music and Gibran   
commercial  The James Cotton Blues Band (self-titled album)   Options    
Tom Wilson  lunch break at the Music Factory (program mid-point)   Options    
commercial  The Beacon Street Union   Options    
Tom Wilson  Rosko interview seg 2   Options    
Tom Wilson  Paul Shalmy, Entertainment Editor of Eye Magazine, discusses the beginnings of Eye magazine, its demographics and content   Options    
Rosko  A Tear and a Smile   Options Music and Gibran   
Tom Wilson  Rosko interview seg 3   Options    
Appletree Theatre  What a Way to Go   Options Playback   
commercial  Far from the Madding Crowd (Original Movie Soundtrack recording)   Options    
Tom Wilson  Rosko interview seg 4   Options    
Harumi ft. Rosko  The Pregnant Dog, from Twice Told Tales of the Pomegranate Forest (excerpt, featuring Rosko)   Options Harumi   
Tom Wilson  introduces Janis Ian track   Options    
Janis Ian  Insanity Comes Quietly to the Structured Mind - For All the Seasons of Your Mind   Options For All the Seasons of Your Mind   
commercial  Dave Van Ronk & the Hudson Dusters   Options    
Tom Wilson  Outro (theme: "Help I’m a Rock") and thanks to Ray Riepen and Rosko   Options    
Kneebody  Profar   Options Anti-Hero  2:06:03 (Pop‑up)
Steve Winwood  Why Can't We Live Together   Options Winwood Greatest Hits Live  2:10:37 (Pop‑up)
Cocteau Twins  Oomingmak   Options Victorialand  2:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Love and Rockets  David Lanfair   Options 12" RCA promo B-side  2:19:08 (Pop‑up)
Greg Ashley  Goodbye Saint Paul Street (radio friendly version)   Options Pictures of Saint Paul Street  2:26:17 (Pop‑up)
A Great Many  T&C Octotune   Options The Tullis & Clark Expedition  2:30:09 (Pop‑up)
Chastity Belt  Different Now   Options I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone  2:32:54 (Pop‑up)
Nicholas Payton  Back to the Source   Options Payton's Place  2:40:24 (Pop‑up)
Bent Knee  The Things You Love   Options Say So  2:46:42 (Pop‑up)
Brandon Kersey  Brain Damage   Options Some Unfinished Songs 2011-2015  2:53:09 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm Michael 98145:

( should have used that finger to apply sunscreen )
  3:02pm Jack:

Right on!
Avatar 3:02pm Listening Out There:

The word for today: pentimento
Avatar 3:03pm Wild Neil:

PEACE All. Irwin et al!
Avatar 3:05pm AnAnonymousParty:

I have a request. A plea, really. Will someone PLEASE sign Alex Guthrie to a record contract so we can stop seeing the same American Family Insurance commercial with Jennifer Hudson over, and over, and over? Isn't there something WE can do? I'll buy his record, whatever it is, just so I don't have to hear/see than damn commercial again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:09pm Michael 98145:

zut alors !
  3:10pm zoot allors:

you rang?
Avatar 3:11pm geezerette:

This is what happens when you don't use sunscreen.
Avatar 3:14pm geezerette:

She can always tattoo the pigment back in though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm coelacanth∅:

g, you're straddling - as am i! completely torn.

(...it started pouring soon after i went outside.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm coelacanth∅:

- i'd buy that painting (if...) -and somehow preserve it so the flaking stays just as it is.
Avatar 3:16pm geezerette:

I know, coel. Good thing there are only two streams!
  3:17pm Jack:

I can only remember that first Moby Grape album with the infamous middle finger (which btw the MAN erased!!) Are there others I'm unaware of? I thought the wearing of the fringe stuff was sticking to the man! and blue jeans and neckerchiefs.
Avatar 3:21pm Listening Out There:

Tom Wilson today. Yay...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm Michael 98145:

- and rejecting haircuts
  3:22pm blob dobbs:

1968 article http://www.wfmu.org/LCD/Early/firstdays.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm crateslinger:

I got my fez on!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:26pm crateslinger:

Perhaps this fez never doing it without was a premonition of the safe sex era.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm coelacanth∅:

isn't there a grateful dead album cover where Garcia's giving the camera person - or painter - his middle finger...except it's only 1/3 of a finger, with a record or something balancing upon it?
(...i don't know why the subject of a middle finger came up)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm Planet Tyler:

Ugh I hate every steely dan song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm crateslinger:

Got my swag too. Thanks guys. I'll open it when I get home.
  3:28pm flashbazbo:

Walter liked to play solos on the blues shuffles. Pretzel Logic, Black Friday, Josie.

The Fez is the one where Paul Griffin either sued or was given credit for his piano melody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm crateslinger:

I love Steely Dan. My wife hates them. This is the touchstone of our relationship for 27 years now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm Irwin:

I can do without the Michael McDonald middle eight on this tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Michael 98145:

@blob dobbs, thanx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:30pm Irwin:

And lyrics described in the liner notes as "pointlessly obscene" (IIRC).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm Irwin:

Victor Feldman piano.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm crateslinger:

When I was a kid, Steely Dan was on the radio all the time. Tons of hits. Now on classic rock stations, you might hear "FM" (aka "No Static at All" -which was never on an album), or "Ricky don't lose that number", but that's about all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm crateslinger:

I guess it ain't rock.
  3:37pm flashbazbo:

Irwin: Yes. I remember the world split in two when I realized that there were SD fans who thought Gaucho was the stuff. Huh? It's the first 6.
  3:38pm david from ks.:

,,,,I have my late best gal friends tasseled Masonic Fez that is embroidered with the sword and crescent star with the name ISIS in all of its shimmering gold gaudiness. We found it at a thrift shop in Kansas City, MO. for a couple a dollas.
  3:39pm Listener142985:

yard sale painting has a ''Remain in Light'' kinda quality--and no computers required--what a find
Avatar 3:41pm Jeff:

I never hated the Dan, but I never really loved loved them either - I think maybe because the songs pretty much always seemed to be at a sardonic distance, so I deferred to that and kept the same distance.
  3:44pm Dean:

I don't hate Steely Dan, not by a mile. But I do resent them.
Avatar 3:45pm Wild Neil:

I think its cool that such amazingly sophisticated rock jazz ever became classic rock.

Our local classic rock station SUCKS. It NEVER plays b sides or deep cuts, only the obvious shit I am so completely fucking sick of. I have an almost physically violent reaction when I hear it.
@Irwin-could you play something unexpected from Can?
  3:46pm david from ks.:

,,,oh My Chorona !
Avatar 3:46pm AnAnonymousParty:

Music to play "whack-a-mole" by ...
  3:48pm Listener142985:

come play with us Danny--forever and ever...
Avatar 3:49pm Listening Out There:

This music is incorrect...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm ⓔⓘⓚ:

@WN, aren't most of them like that? 100% agreed, boring commercial classic rock stations make me want to spew Niagara-level projectile vomit. This infinite rendition, OTOH, is hilarious. Anytime I get some crappy classic rock earworm, I'm going to infinit-ize it like that in my brain.
  3:52pm Dean:

He lives! Lemowie! Bowmy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm Planet Tyler:

Bowie passed through the bardo pretty quickly and showed up as a little girl koala w two different colured eyes. Lemy might still be there though I think.
Avatar 4:00pm Will from Seattle:

the shaggs did do a jesus song though...
  4:02pm flashbazbo:

The Dan and Todd Rundgren are the two most divisive names in rock. There's a lot of people who think they're cool who hate them for some reason. I love them.

Calling the Dan impersonal or detached doesn't make sense to me. It's hard to think of any songwriters I have been more engaged with, or who said more. There's a lot of detachment on freeform radio.
Avatar 4:03pm Stay Frosty:

You can never have enough umlaut enhanced music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm ⓔⓚⓘ:

"Climate change"?! Did you hear that, Irwin? Your black Republican hero foretold the coming of climate change!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:10pm rrg:

"The" Ultimate Spinach. Ray said it too. TW's affectations were catching.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm The Oscar:

Some years back I caught a screening of the original background film loops from the Boston Tea Party-- mostly Brakhage-y film collage type stuff. I wish I could remember everyone in the band playing under it, but I know Willie Alexander and Chris Butler were there. Pretty damn cool show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm Carmichael:

Canonic noodling??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm Carmichael:

That appears to me to be a portrait of Diane Feinstein in her younger, more partyin' days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22pm Irwin:

Skip Prokop drums on "Shaker Life."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm Irwin:

Skip was leader of The Paupers and founding father of the band Lighthouse, who covered a Havens tune on their first album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23pm rrg:

Skip just passed away a few days ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:24pm Irwin:

Didn't know, rrg. I'll have to do a trib next week.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25pm Irwin:

Skip at wiki: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Carmichael:

You mean "One Fine Morning" Lighthouse?? That's too bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32pm rrg:

Shazam doesn't know this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33pm Passaic River Blues:

I like this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34pm rrg:

Tell Shazam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:42pm rrg:

Quite a lot of name-dropping in there. All legit, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:47pm Irwin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:50pm rrg:

Shazam knew this. "27 Shazams."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:52pm Irwin:

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Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55pm Michael 98145:

hope Marie Gbagbo will be okay ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Irwin:

I've written back 6x. She has yet to respond. I might have to leave the studio early.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm rrg:

"Janis Ian, who has terrorized us with her quiet voice and her clamorous thoughts" is a very nice turn of phrase.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Irwin:

The late WFMU DJ Val Sebastiano used to refer to himself as "a quiet person with LOUD thoughts."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:00pm Irwin:

This Janis Ian track is one weird-ass arrangement. Produced by Shadow Morton, who also produced "Leader of the Pack" for the Shangri-Las.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:01pm Michael 98145:

- let's go romping in the swamp -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:03pm Michael 98145:

thanks again for sharing these with us -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:11pm Alison Porchnik:

Irwin you make me read boring spam in an exciting new way
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12pm Irwin:

Alison, there's SO MUCH more. It's deep.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:16pm Irwin:

Princess Mukuru says "hi." That's all. She's a bit shy.
  5:17pm berbo:

Recently I got email about some corporate IT shindig where we can "Rock out with Foreigner". Also, Richard Branson will be there. How can I pass it an invitation like that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:17pm rrg:

So many damned Disney princesses. It's un-American. We have no monarchy here.
Avatar 5:21pm SueAdynamo:

this song should be called "life before google"
  5:22pm Cooh John:

Poptone on tour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:29pm Threemoons:

Hey all. Making a rare afternoon appearance here as I stayed home--for those listening to Clay in the AM--to get my damn fridge/freezer fixed. Good news=this guy found all the culprits; bad news is parts not here till next week...in the meantime, eating down my impressive Japanese ramen collection..
Avatar 5:29pm Listening Out There:

@RRG: But we do have a royal family...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:33pm Michael 98145:

@Threemoons, you are gonna be -very- thirsty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm Threemoons:

@Michael--lol. I have the Japan Crate Umai Box subscription. Added in some Japanese pickles that hadn't evolved yet and some greens I got last night...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:34pm rrg:

Porridge for dinner tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:35pm rrg:

Cooking my own meal. And I can't cook much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm Irwin:

Why not try something new and exciting, like gruel?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:36pm rrg:

Haven't found a good recipe for it yet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:37pm Michael 98145:

( sorry to interrupt our programming, but i just discovered this great photo of our disappearing Liz B - www.instagram.com... ) :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:38pm rrg:

What? What?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:40pm Michael 98145:

yes, Liz B is leaving us
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Irwin:

Liz got a job in the Real World. One of the few to emerge from the WFMU cocoon with employable skills.
Avatar 5:42pm Listening Out There:

Work Happens
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43pm rrg:

Damn. That will leave a big hole. Best of luck, Liz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44pm Threemoons:

*sad emoji*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:48pm maestroso:

Ooh, another Bent Knee record. Must have.
Avatar 5:49pm Hoboken Jack:

I am late to the party but rumors that I was happily napping are spurious, good sir!
Avatar 5:54pm Stay Frosty:

Outstanding jam today Mr. Irwin. Thank you. Gotta fly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Michael 98145:

thanks once again, Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Carmichael:

Thanks, Ir.
  1:09pm pv:

The previously cited EYE MAGAZINE link is to an abridged version, slashing several paragraphs. The full article is at

Also, here's an article with WFMU pioneer George Black's photo:
  1:33pm pv:

The MGM/Verve label's Saturday 6pm "The Music Factory" premiered on WABC-FM June 24, 1967, where a Sunday show begun October had been successful for London Records ("London Phase Four Stereo Hour"). Tom Wilson resided at 361 Waverly Ave., Brooklyn. At year's end, Wilson formed indie production company Rasputin, which signed a deal with ABC Records to make Bagatelle and Fraternity of Man vinyl. Wilson's MGM association for the Mothers of Invention continued. The Music Factory with new hosts Bob and Ray would debut September 1968 and move to WNEW-FM. Print ad, February 1968:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Irwin:

pv: Thanks for the info and the artifact!
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