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Playlist for 29 November 2017 Options | Didgeribones and Gingham

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C-Schulz  Meister   Options Frühe Jahre 
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Tjupurru  Stompin' Ground   Options The Rough Guide To Australian Aboriginal Music 
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impLOG  Holland Tunnel Drive   Options  
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Lida Husik  Up   Options Bozo 
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Fat Freddy  Theme 10 From The Untitled Album   Options Exploratory Music from Portugal 05 
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Hookworms  Negative Space   Options  
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Brix & The Extricated  Hollywood   Options Part 2 
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Swell Maps  Real Shocks   Options International Rescue 
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The Billy Nayer Show  The Girl with The Vagina Made of Glass   Options The American Astronaut Soundtrack 
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Alvarius B  The Devil's Spine   Options With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven 
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Meat Puppets  Maiden's Milk   Options Up On The Sun 
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Soho  Hippie Chick   Options Goddess 
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Adele Bertei  Once in a Lifetime / The Roof   Options Vortex (soundtrack) 
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Eugeniusz Rudnik  Guillotine DG (excerpt)   Options Polish Radio Experimental Studio (1957-2003) 
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Noah Creshevsky  Highway   Options The Tape Music of Noah Creshevsky 1971-1992 
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Balls  The Hidden Balls Lady   Options Balls on Speed, Vol 2 
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Duke of Iron  The Big Bamboo   Options  
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Mexican Institute of Sound   Katia, Tania, Paulina Y La Kim   Options  
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Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier  Psyche Rock   Options Messe pour le Temps Présent 
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101 Strings  Trippin' on Lunar 07   Options Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 
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The Tornados  Hot Pot   Options Sounds of the Unexpected (V/a) 
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Messer Chups  Girl in Orbit   Options Taste The Blood Of Guitaracula 
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Music behind DJ:
Young Marble Giants 
Zebra Trucks   Options       1:54:12 (MP3 | )
Apanhador Só  Mordido   Options Rolê: New Sounds of Brazil (V/A) 
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Papabox  Mousugu   Options Unacknowledged Pop-Song Collection Vol. 666 (various artists) 
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Fluid  Rokudenashi   Options Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 (V/a) 
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Kahondo Style  Green Dream   Options Green Tea and Crocodiles 
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Rockabye Baby  Redemption Song   Options  
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The Beach Boys  Never Learn Not To Love   Options Sunflower 
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KIlldozer  I Am I Said   Options  
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The Billy Nayer Show  The Silver Miners' Tale   Options The American Astronaut Soundtrack 
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Clay Pigeon  Gingham Dress   Options Clays Classics 2014 
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Yui Suzuki  Gingham Check   Options  
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Deerhoof  Con Sordino   Options Mountain Moves 
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Petty Booka  I Dont Sleep, I Drink Coffee Instead   Options Fujiyama Mama      2:48:58 (MP3 | )
Puffy  Love So Pure   Options  
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 6:21am -Ken:

Morning all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 6:22am geo in jc:

Good Morning Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 6:25am -Ken:

Hi George!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 6:30am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning, all. I notice my car is receiving free Sirius® radio this week. Channel 30 is the Eagles channel, between the jam channel and the Tom Petty channel. Enjoy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 6:48am -Ken:

Be careful Ken, the jams might get too heavy to drive.
  Wed. 11/29/17 7:26am Cat, Clement and Zé:

Hi Ken!
Bom dia from the community kitchen in Lisbon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 7:55am -Ken:

Hello Lisbon! Portuguese music coming right up
     Wed. 11/29/17 7:59am Listener Robert:

A month ago after listening to the end of an all-calypso program on I forgot what station, I was hankering for more calypso, but couldn't find it as such on the FMA, so could you please play some?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 8:11am Planet Tyler:

Hi Ken and all! Im here for the too cool for school gifs. Ken, you have a gift for these
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 8:20am -Ken:

Will try to find some calypso.. thank you Tyler!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 8:37am NotARealDoctor:

Oh boy, I love orange, gelatinous, oozy leaks!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 8:37am Losermom:

I am happy to report that I have had ZERO nightmares about equipment failure at WFMU these past two weeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 8:44am -Ken:

Excellent news Losermom, keep up the good work! @NotaRealDoctor I love them too, especially the oozy gelatinous ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 8:54am Planet Tyler:

Hey Ken, can you do a dingo update?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:01am Ken From Hyde Park:

What time does the formal ceremony to swap the billboard take place?
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:01am F8F8 (:

Good morning, Ken, people!

I'm very disappointed with you Ken and you fellow listeners and commenters because no one, no single one of you told me there is another Washing Machine song! If you know I'm the #1 fan of the Rosa Park's WM song why you never told me Kate Bush's Mrs Bartolozzi song (from the Aerial released in 2005) is the ultimate washing machine song?!

Also, why you never told me Samsung is about to release 'Washing Machine, The Movie' with soundtrack by Michael Nyman?! Why keeping me behind the veil of ignorance?!
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:01am melinda:

Hi Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:02am Sebastian:

good day
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:03am Sebastian:

I'm all for some calypso, I'm really missing Irwin's Muriel's Treasure
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:05am Sebastian:

@Listener Robert get your fix: wfmu.org...
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:05am bk845:

Good morning Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:05am Krys O.:

Found out recently that where I work is right next to a former toxic waste dump. As if being near a fracking station wasn't enough.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:06am Sem Chumbo:

I think that is spelled "Kilmeister."
Hello, SM Ken, and whatever a collection of Ken listeners is called. A shouting? A pronounciation? A Hazmat?
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:07am Scotty C from Tennessee:

Hi Ken, love the show! You were my gateway drug to WFMU years ago, thanks for that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:10am Sebastian:

Tjupurru!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:11am Brendan in Carroll Gardens:

Keep it coming KEN!
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:11am F8F8 (:

Hi, Scotty!

Me too. But do you have a song or group of songs which made you stick with Ken in the first place? I do remember. For me it was Ergo Phizmiz and People Like Us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:11am Sebastian:

this is such a great sound! He's playing a didgeribone iirc - a didgeridootrombone
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:12am queems:

i'm a fan of this
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:12am cory:

hi all, sry for being so late
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:13am rsj:

great show already
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:14am debt collector:

Good morning and love from Burlington VT, Ken!
Been listening since 1985 and proselytizing ever since. You may recall your “sons of Kafka” mixtape premium from this days....we are old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:14am Krys O.:

Listening at work at the lowest volume possible because of co-workers.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:15am F8F8 (:

cory!

You are not only late for this show but If I'm not mistaken you didn't even show up in the last one! What is going on? You seem to be working too much! Remember, we WFMU listeners don't work! That goes beyond our duties to the station. I'm starting to getting worried about you, brother.
     Wed. 11/29/17 9:16am Listener Robert:

Thanks so much, Sebastian! I don't know how that escaped my att'n. Looks like Irwin had these on a semi-regular schedule. If it was a segment of his regular program (probably not, since separately archived), it may have been during a period when I was working during his show, or unable to stream and with local reception precluded by pirates, so it didn't come to my attention. Was he working on it only in digital form during that year he was off-schedule?

Sorry he excluded Belafonte, though.
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:16am yippie:

yeah no tv
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

What becomes of the old billboard? If someone with a barn or other large building can tack it to the side for a while, that'd be cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:16am cory:

last week was a D&D podcast and this week is a mofo of a cold. thinking about heading back to bed already
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:17am yippie:

it reminds when Lucy drove backwards thru the holland tunnel on i love lucy, everyone got so mad at her.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:17am Sebastian:

@Robert: Irwin did this as partof his 3 hour show, and he repeatedly made a point of NO BELAFONTE!
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:18am yippie:

that episode actually says Lucy caused a traffic jam all the way to east orange
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:19am yippie:

she probably just wanted to get better reception on her wfmu
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:20am cory:

btw WFMU and more specifically Irwin got some really nice mentions on the latest Dork Forest podcast. they were discussing outsider music
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:21am F8F8 (:

Yes, cory! Staying in bed, or sitting on a couch all day. Those are the much needed attitudes! Anyway, get better soon. I'm getting out of a cold as well.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:21am Morgan:

I love this lida husik album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:21am cory:

thanks F8F8
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:21am Morgan:

everything sounds better on the radio
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:22am yippie:

give a wedgie to the man and throw a banana cream pie in his face
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:23am Rev. Turnip Druid:

ah! tuned in just in time for the Husik flashback. A much younger RTD is in this one.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:23am Rev. Turnip Druid:

also: hello.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:24am F8F8 (:

Indeed, morgan. This Lida Husik song is one of my favourite examples of a great instrumental song with lyrics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:25am Ken From Hyde Park:

So NBC sacked Matt Lauer this morning for improprieties. They should install some cameras in Studio A and broadcast Wake and Bake instead of their old morning show. Chair throwing, pixie dust - it's got all the cool stuff for great television.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:25am Jay Goges:

Oh Hi Ken
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:27am melinda:

I like Lida Husik. Does anyone remember her song Bus Stop? I have it on a tape someone made me but it seems hard to find when I look online.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:28am MD:

HI (HIGH) AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:28am queems:

when i was in hilo, hawaii i saw a sign with a rice cooker on it that said "cook rice, not ice"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:29am MD:

Smokin Garbage bags!!! Live tonight! one night only!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:29am Lizardner Dave:

91.9 in NYC still off the air FYI.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:31am psysci:

thanks ken for the meth lab ideas
     Wed. 11/29/17 9:31am Listener Robert:

Now the recollection of that segment of Irwin's coming back, dimly. I think I was bugged then by his pointed exclusion of Belafonte, but I think the idea was that you could get Belafonte anywhere, so why WFMU? But I may already have been closing my ears at that hour in anticipation of Kenny G, who may have induced retrograde amnesia extending some time before his show.

Don't go by me for recollection of WFMU schedules. I conflated Rex with The Hound, and for a while after Glen Jones started, I thought it was just that Bill Kelly had changed his musical taste to square.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:31am Scotty C from Tennessee:

F8F8 there wasn’t a specific song, just an appreciation of Ken’s sense of humor and his excellent representation of the “stance” of WFMU. Freeform is freedom!
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:33am Morgan:

ken, you did a hazmat report about a cosmetics factory exploding and maybe 36 hours later I spotted a chemical barrel washed up about 60 miles downstream from there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:36am mb:

Hello Ken. I too am listening at low volumes at work and appreciate the swirly trebles of Fat Freddy. Can't say the same for my dog eared co-workers.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:37am achim:

great new hookwoorms track! bring it ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:39am psysci:

Can you get a little more enthused for the hazmat report on clay's show?
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:39am Rev. Turnip Druid:

@Melinda: that tune was from her "return of red emma" LP, which was the last of the shimmy-disc releases. A goodie. I still see it around occasionally..
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:39am F8F8 (:

Who is Fat Freddy anyway?that is, where the name comes from? In one episode of those Irwin occasionally plays about this old radio personality (Jim Shepherd, I think?). Anyway, there's one episode where he tells the fictional story of a hamster named Fat Freddy which is about to be launched into space. Could this little story be the inspiration of the name of the band?
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:39am Wild Neil:

Peace all! Hookworms rock!! CLizick STIZAR! (that is jive, folks).
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:39am Okasa:

Ahoy-hoy SM Ken, Fake Ken, HP Ken, and all Wed AM non-Kens.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:40am Wild Neil:

Fat Freddy was a Freak Brother in the underground comics....Fat Freddy Freak, Phineas Freak, et al....and of course, Fat Freddy's Cat who had his own comic book also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:40am -Ken:

@psysci - Im doing the best I can. It's hard to be enthusiastic about extremely fun stuff like exploding meth labs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:41am psysci:

@wild Neil I have a fat freddy's cat issue. great stuff
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:42am F8F8 (:

Wild Neil,

Thanks. Most probably the name comes from those sources since the Shepherds' radio shows seemed quite obscure from an European perspective.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 9:42am Rev. Turnip Druid:

RE: fat freddy's cat & etc -- All that Rip-Off Press material is totally crucial.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:42am Wild Neil:

I used to read those sometimes, got them from Down Under Leather in Syracuse near the university.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:43am Wild Neil:

Hey, there was a sniper in Reno similar to Vegas shooting....so sad....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:44am psysci:

I hope my sarcasm wasnt lost in translation here. It literally sounds like you are in a disaster situation while doing the report. Or is that really what it's like there during clay's show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:45am MD:

All in Range of No Korea!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:45am MD:

I missed the Cold War!!!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 9:46am Wild Neil:

I don't miss the Cold War....Poland got royally screwed over by the allies.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:48am psysci:

the news about reno is very vague
  Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:49am yippie:

wow this song goes really well with coca cola douche by the fugs
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:49am MD:

It's Matt Lauer!!!!
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:49am queems:

what on earth
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:50am F8F8 (:

I'm starting to dig this Billy Nayer guy. First it was his 'Party Party Party' and now this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:50am People Like Us:

that song was a bit naughty
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:51am steveo:

i think i heard the word bosoms
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:52am F8F8 (:

Oh, Alvarius B which should not to be confused with Tenacious D. Don't make that same mistake as me, people!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:53am People Like Us:

oh that's better, whistling
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:53am psysci:

holy moley bitcoin and ether all time highs.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:54am F8F8 (:

Perfect, perfect, perfect instrumental song without lyrics right there, with the Meat Puppets.
  Wed. 11/29/17 9:55am F8F8 (:

psysci,

Thanks for remind me I shouldn't have exchanged all my bitcoin fortunes into Bad Show insurances. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:55am melinda:

@Rev Turnip thanks for the tip.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:56am Fuzzy:

Well, how about dat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:56am Sebastian:

almost everything with whistling is good, except the damn Scorpions
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:56am northguineahills:

I thought we'd here this after Clay's How Soon is Now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:58am psysci:

Sorry, but it may not be too late. It just keeps going up @F8F8 I sold the bulk of my bitcoin to pay bills
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 9:58am steveo:

"Hippychick" (composed by Timothy London), which was a Top 15 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in December 1990, and a Top 10 hit single in the UK Singles Chart in 1991. The song featured a sample from The Smiths' recording "How Soon Is Now?" sequenced over a Soul II Soul rhythm. London told Mojo magazine that it "was written as a blues before The Smiths' samples and the rhythm were added". "Hippychick" also went to number two for two weeks on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:58am JakeGould:

Hey Ken! Found some cool original artist GIFs and thought I would post. Here is the page with them: www.zwartekoffie.com...

This one is pretty good: www.zwartekoffie.com...

So is this one: www.zwartekoffie.com...

This too: www.zwartekoffie.com...

HOPE EVERYONE IS GOOD!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 9:59am fleep:

[surfacing] Yep
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:00am F8F8 (:

Sebastian,

Now that you mention it I could say Scorpions was -technically- my gateway drug to German music.

Woah. I felt terrible confessing to that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:01am Sebastian:

*shuddering*
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:03am Spankyflop:

Stingray Sam is also really great. It's the sequel to American Astronaut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:03am northguineahills:

Hey, I have that comp Fat Freddy is on, got it from the wire.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:05am Wild Neil:

Hopefully the official story coming out of Reno actually matches the facts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:06am JakeGould:

The first underground comic I inadvertently purchased were two “Fat Freddy’s Cat” mini compilations in 1979. I was 11 years old, kind naive and my dad was with me in the shop and just nodded “Yes!” when the clerks looked over me to get his approval.

I liked the art but it took me growing into an adult to fully realize how horrible the writing of those things were. Still like the art.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:11am steveo:

excerpt? boo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:15am northguineahills:

wow, Noah Creshevsky!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:15am Webhamster Henry:

Chreshevsky is classic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:16am northguineahills:

yeah, right steveo, we don't hear much of Eugeniusz Rudnik!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:17am F8F8 (:

Funny you mention that, JakeGould. I didn't inadvertently purchase my first comic. I inadvertently stole my first comic. Yeah . I was so little and I only realised when my mother found it and realised she didn't pay for it when in the shop. Anway, I don't know if I should feel more embarrassed by that fact or that the comic was one from Woody Woodpecker.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:17am Mark Williams:

i think Ken's playing this from the latest Wire magazine CD, and they only provided the excerpted version of this.
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:19am bk845:

You're on acorns!
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:19am Roberto:

Is it possible to double favorite a song?
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:19am Wild Neil:

This reminds me of Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:20am Roberto:

Noooo my acorns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:20am northguineahills:

@Mark: that reminds me, last month I renewed my wire subscription after a year's lapse, and now I need to do it again, as it only went to nov 2017.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:20am steveo:

sure sign you're on acorns, Neil
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:20am Wild Neil:

Well, NOW it doesn't. "You're on acorn!"
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:20am Roberto:

And my harmoneeca!
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:21am Sem Chumbo:

A few sunflower seeds, next thing you know a 10 pound a day acorn habit. Gotta a squirrel on my back, man. Hard.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:21am F8F8 (:

You have to admit the confidence shown by the DJ when he goes from Noah Creshevsky to the Chipmunks in one go is breathtaking.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:22am Sem:

...a squirrel named Alvin.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:22am βrian:

Are you sure that's not "eggcorn?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:22am steveo:

i just put a dash of acorns in my coffee
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:23am steveo:

tape music is a thing I enjoy, apparently
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:24am Sebastian:

oh no!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:25am Sebastian:

not shutting my eyes!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:25am northguineahills:

NSFW!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:26am Brendan:

Good morning Ken and seekers of the balls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:26am Listening Out There:

Geez. I can't find mine either...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:27am steveo:

i found mine -- they were in my pocket all along!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:27am psysci:

i dont recommend anyone does this with their balls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:28am Bas NL:

Ahhhh!!! Never heard Balls in full!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:28am AnAnonymousParty:

I found them! Oh, wait those are not balls.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:29am F8F8 (:

I'm pretty sure the guy that coughs in the background of the 'Hidden Balls Lady' track has the balls because whenever they find one he coughs.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 10:29am Balls_Benedict:

Sometimes the balls are covered in hollandaise
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:30am Lixiviated Life:

Q: Why do mice have such small balls?
A: Because they're not very good dancers
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:31am Brendan:

Nix the brussels sprouts for tonights menu
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:31am Velvet Frog:

I was at a reading once where a poet read from her poem "Balls". All I remember is the first line: Balls, balls, I love them all.
It got even better from there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:32am (Murakami Whywolf))):

I think 'Eugenius' might be the original form of the name, meaning 'good spirit'.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:32am AnAnonymousParty:

Maybe there was a doctor in the studio looking for balls, making the guy cough.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:33am Chick:

Ken, great show as always! By the way, what's playing behind you?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:34am cory:

it's rock a bye baby plays kanye west
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:35am medson:

The Big Bamboo. Nice
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:35am Mark S:

The Big Bamboo!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:35am F8F8 (:

Exactly my thoughts, AnAnonymousParty.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:37am Mikeee:

https://specialgueststars.bandcamp.com/releases free
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:39am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Triple entendre: I think the Duke of Iron's backed on "The Big Bamboo" by a bamboo saxophone, or a clarinetist trying to sound like he's playing one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:39am steveo:

Tan bonitas y preciosas, todas con un defecto,
ya no salen conmigo, salen con un güey perfecto.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:40am F8F8 (:

The most bizarre thing about the guy behind Mexican Instute of Sound is that he is THE MAN of the music industry in his home country.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:41am steveo:

the sound is pretty lush
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:42am Henry:

memories of cherry blossoms
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:42am Sue P.:

Hearing the Pierre Henry CBC bed music...making me misty.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:43am F8F8 (:

Muy bien, steveo. Or should I say, esteban-o?
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:44am queems:

futurama
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:45am JtotheK:

Astro Sounds! Hi Ken, hi everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:46am steveo:

¡como quieras!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:46am AnAnonymousParty:

Is this the B side of Telstar?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:46am steveo:

but not estebaño, por favor
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:46am People Like Us:

this track sounds like it's falling down the stairs
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:48am F8F8 (:

I'm sorry to say but the songs from the album 'Astro Sounds From Beyond The Year 2000 ' don't sound like beyond 2000. In fact, they still sound like from the late 60's.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:49am Wild Neil:

I just told my ex-girlfriend on Facebook to buy a hand truck to get a chair home from Salvation Army in NY NY. Manhattan, that is. A folding hand truck for a tiny apartment dweller.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:52am Listening Out There:

@PLU - Hey, Vicki!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:52am People Like Us:

herrro
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:53am Webhamster Henry:

More theremin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:53am -Ken:

Would anybody olike to do the next back announce over the phone? Call 201-209-9368 when you hear the background music come on, after Green Door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:54am Listening Out There:

@PLU - Any fill ins scheduled for WFMU? [Subtle hint to Station Manager]
Times like these call for work like yours...
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:54am Brendan:

That guys hands are all over the organ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:54am People Like Us:

I'm filling in for Ken on the 27 December
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:54am -Ken:

As in right now: 201-209-03768. So9mebody call in and back announce the set
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:54am Wild Neil:

This experimental Radio you do is so dangerously thrilling Ken! Totally serious, I cannot wait to hear this!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am Morgan:

I wonder how much they’re going to pay Matt Lauer for being fired
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am Wild Neil:

Ken, I know you don't want ME to do it.....
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am bk845:

If only I weren't at work I would do it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am -Ken:

Come on PEOPLE! The last set is NOT going to BACKANNOUNCE ITSELF! 201-209-9368
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am Wild Neil:

SOMEBODY CALL IN!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:55am F8F8 (:

ATTENTION WINGED MONKEYS! This song is the signal to get calling..

GO WILD NEIL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am Scraps deSelby:

Awwww, Young Marble Giants b-sides!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am People Like Us:

I wonder now long Ken will wait
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am People Like Us:

I think we should see how long Ken will wait
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am Listening Out There:

@PLU - Excellent! The day after Boxing Day. Am looking forward to it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am -Ken:

You're on the air!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:56am weiterso:

please F8F8 call!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:57am Dean:

H'lo.
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:57am F8F8 (:

Yes, people! Pretend you are at work. Oh, c'mon! We all know none of us have a job. Call in please!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:57am -Ken:

You are doing great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:57am Listening Out There:

I heard "Hello"...
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:57am bk845:

Nice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:58am People Like Us:

bravo
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:58am adrian in mpls:

That was great!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:58am Morgan:

that was adequate!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:58am steveo:

dang well i picked a bad time to get tea i guess
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am Dean:

"The last set is NOT going to BACKANNOUNCE ITSELF!" You haven't been keeping up on advances in AI, have you, @Ken?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am Doobois:

Hot dog, that was awesome, guys! Great job, Wild Neil!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am djsheilab:

Haha! That was so much fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am cory:

good jarb neil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am melinda:

what just happened?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am Scraps deSelby:

Excellento!
  Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am F8F8 (:

Go Wild Neil! See people? Make no mistake! When it comes to Wild Neil, he is really, really Wild!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 10:59am Wild Neil:

I called! It went ok! I didn't let loose with a political tirade. Whew! It was kinda boring, just me reading. I FORGOT to announce "this is WFMU". Sorry Ken!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:00am Brendan:

@WN Throw in a station id and you’re hired
  Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:00am bk845:

Great job Neil:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:00am -Ken:

It's OK Neil, you did great!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:00am Dean:

Not boring at all, @WN.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:01am Michele:

Someone needs to call in with the station ID, outsource that ASAP!
Good job Neil!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:01am Wild Neil:

Thank you everybody, it was an honor! I'm at work but my boss was out of the room. We are kinda slow right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:01am medson:

Wild Neil.... Nice
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:02am AnAnonymousParty:

The only thing missing was an EAS alert interrupting things.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:02am northguineahills:

you killed it Neil!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:02am (Murakami Whywolf))):

F8F8 (:
Science fiction tends to reflect their times really well: a Heinlein story from 1940 about 2100 can tell you so much about 1940, "Logan's Run" is so damn '70s it hurts. Any year's assumptions about the future can end-up being more important than the actual plot.

Related: if you want to see a good sample of '60s and '70s home furnishings, check-out cheap horror, sci-fi, and (yes) pornography from then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:02am medson:

I like to recite the station ID in the shower
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:03am Brendan:

Since the back announce was at 11 am you coulda well you know....
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:03am northguineahills:

We're holding up to that, medson, one of these mornings!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:04am Listening Out There:

Wild Neil - IMO, WFMU should name, say, a restroom soap dispenser in your honor. Ken, whaddaya say...?
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:07am F8F8 (:

(Murakami Whywolf))),

Yes. I know what you mean. For instance, I haven't seen the new edition of Blade Runner but I have read that it tells you more about our times than the future it is supposed to portray. This is why the future is not what it used to be anymore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:09am northguineahills:

Digging this Papadox, new to me!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:12am Brendan:

I’m traveling to the future tomorrow and I don’t have a thing to wear.
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 11:13am Roberto:

Smells like scheisseflote!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:13am F8F8 (:

'Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973 (V/a) '

Yes, people. The Japanese hippies were ahead of their time in terms of treehugging.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:14am AnAnonymousParty:

@Brendan. It's OK. In the future you don't have to wear anything.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:15am The Doctor:

That's not true, you have to wear a ridiculously long scarf.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:16am steveo:

this shelley duvall gets me everytime
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:16am Ken From Hyde Park:

They apparently downloaded the kill signal. No more Eagles on satellite radio for a while, until the next free trial.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:16am pocket vito:

"I can hear the voices of the fishes go bananas in the sea" - great lyric
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:18am steveo:

ok just kidding but did that remind anyone else of that popeye thing?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:18am Spankyflop:

Don Felder is playing in Atlantic City in March...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:19am People Like Us:

where the hell did that green screen gif come from?
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:19am F8F8 (:

pocket vito,

When you aren't a native English speaker most lyrics of most English songs seem to say things like "I can hear the voices of the fishes go bananas in the sea". We just make the words up when we don't understand what we hear. It's like the song 'Alice The Seal' (Our lips are sealed').
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:19am djsheilab:

Loved this set!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:19am Lixiviated Life:

I do not understand Japanese.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:20am Guido from Cologne:

Great show today!
Listened from the beginning!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:20am Lixiviated Life:

... but sometimes, I hear the voices of the fishes go bananas in the sea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:21am steveo:

spankyflop how big a venue?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:25am steveo:

@peoplelike "behind-the-scenes video from 2006 film Superman Returns" according to www.dailymail.co.uk...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:25am People Like Us:

oh thank you
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:26am Brendan:

Wait which is it naked or a long scarf? If its a toss up id go naked. Long scarfs are dangerous- at least in the past. Just ask Isadora Duncan...oh wait you can’t - she’s dead . Thanks murderous long scarf. Im a guessing naked is the way of the future.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:26am F8F8 (:

I think it is time, Ken, to know that the 'nh' in Apanhador is pronounced like the Spanish 'ñ'.It doesn't bothers me but I can't help think of all the Portuguese and Brazilians listening to the show laughing their asses off on their desks.By the way, Ken's Spanish pronounciation is good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:27am northguineahills:

@fofo: I'm a native English speaker, and I never understand lyrics as words, so I make them up just the same of what I think I hear.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:27am Spankyflop:

At the Borgata.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:28am northguineahills:

Pairing the BBs w/ Manson, apropos considering the Dennis Wilson connection.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:28am pocket vito:

Yeah, that h is there for a reason, so work it.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:28am Wild Neil:

The Borgata has a club inside it (its like a mall of clubs) that has rock bands playing 24 hours a day and I think 7 days a week!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:28am Spankyflop:

At the Music Box I think. I saw Elvis Costello there once. It's a decent size.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:29am Lixiviated Life:

@northguineahills @fofo I am a native English speaker and find that what most of us have to say would be better left unsaid.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:31am AnAnonymousParty:

@Brendan: Either way you go, just be sure to bring along a towel.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:31am Wild Neil:

@Ken-what is up for 7sd tonight?
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:32am Bill W:

I saw Chris Elliott do "I Am I Said" at one of the Yo La Tengo Hannukah shows at Maxwells. He went for it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:32am steveo:

if you don't have a partner grab a wooden chair
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:32am Listening Out There:

@northguineahills: With that connection in mind, maybe the next tune should be from Doris Day...
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 11:33am Sem:

Bill Mac in the house?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:34am Webhamster Henry:

Ooh I thought this was Clay Pigeon!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:34am F8F8 (:

Someone told me Killdozer has a good song about a dog. Not sure which one.


P.D. BILLY NAYERRRR!!!!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:36am AnAnonymousParty:

This sounds like Mutt and Smutt.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:37am northguineahills:

W000!!! Clay Classix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:37am northguineahills:

hah, Listening Out There!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:38am F8F8 (:

I know this track is from Clay Pigeon but does he makes all the voices in the track?
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 11:38am Fox:

I miss That Dirty Clown.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:39am Matt Lauer:

I want to see you out of your gingham dress.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:39am rf:

THIS is AMAZING hooray! thx Clay
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 11:40am Roberto:

Cozy toilet rabbit is one of my all-time favorite gifs.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:40am queems:

amazing
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:40am Okasa:

Wow, so nice. I've been listening to Clay in the AM but never heard this stuff. Crazy good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:40am steveo:

yeah this is great
Avatar    Wed. 11/29/17 11:41am Paul In Bloomfield:

awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:41am NotARealDoctor:

Good god, these Clay Pigeon Operas are fantastic. They remind me of Opera Days on Mr. Rogers Neighborhood with John Reardon.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:43am AnAnonymousParty:

Can we hear "Gingham Style"?
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:43am F8F8 (:

Clay Pigeon's song writing reminds me of magic realism. If he wanted to he could become the next Gabriel Garcia Marquez of the folk song.
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:44am Brendan:

Yea! Play some Mr Rogers Mr Ken! Please? (Garden of Your Mind remix)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:45am -Ken:

I tried to present Gigham Dress for the stage at Monty Hall, but Clay Pigeon pulled the plug on the productin.. maybe someday. I wanted to play the Father with the Sackfull of Eyes.
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:46am Wild Neil:

Ken, Clay is really doing a stellar job with wake n bake. He is so darn funny!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:48am Brendan:

Damn I didn’t catch Clay’s school lunch schedule this week. It almost time to crash the lunch line .
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:49am Wild Neil:

I ache for the girl in the Deerhoof song...dancing in front of the steering wheel....Wow!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:53am djsheilab:

It's a Wednesday morning Japanese girl-pop extravaganza!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 11:53am Brad1976:

WILD
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:53am -Ken:

Wild Neil, please stop aching in public.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:54am medson:

Gingham Dress is perfect for the stage
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:55am Tim 07030:

'I Don't Drink, etc' was written and originally performed by Brenda Kahn. I used to work with Brenda, she was (and I assume still is) very nice. That is all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:56am People Like Us:

great show Ken
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:57am Tim 07030:

Oops I meant 'I Don't SLEEP'
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 11:57am northguineahills:

Thanks Ken, and yes, if I was still in NYC, I'd pay to see Clay's operas as plays!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:58am Brendan:

Amen Ken. Thanks for helping me tune in and space out .
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:59am steveo:

we drove by the old (current) billboard on Thanksgiving -- my spouse pronounced it "horrific"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:59am steveo:

thanks -- fun and good show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:59am NotARealDoctor:

Sounds like that insurance might come in handy tonight...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 11:59am melinda:

Great show!
  Wed. 11/29/17 11:59am F8F8 (:

Thanks, Ken, people! Great music, GIF, and commentst! Thanks a lot and have a good rest of the week. Till next episode and remember...be happy! No, seriously, loosen up, BE HAPPY!
Avatar Wed. 11/29/17 12:00pm Wild Neil:

I would pay $20 to see one of Clay's plays.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 12:00pm -Ken:

Bye everybody!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 11/29/17 12:00pm rbx:

Thanks Ken!
  Wed. 11/29/17 12:01pm bobo:

I'm sorry for being late again....but can I still request one song please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 11/29/17 4:21pm listener jeff:

Hippy Chick! Nice!! I think I asked for that about a month ago! Back when I did not hear Heroes in my head constantly day and night!
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