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Playlist for 10 January 2018 Favoriting | Ken's Not Home

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Artist Song Album Images Approx. start time
Various Artists  Stalling Tape: Extended DMV Remix   Favoriting  
Ann Magnuson  Ayahuasca The Movie   Favoriting Dream Girl 
1:07:47 (Pop-up)
Big Blood  I Have Known Love   Favoriting The Daughters Union 
1:21:44 (Pop-up)
Yukon Orange  Erniebachmann   Favoriting  
1:28:32 (Pop-up)
Music behind DJ:
Rockabye Baby 
      1:32:16 (Pop-up)
Greg Baumont  Trucker Wedding Horn Parade   Favoriting  
1:38:12 (Pop-up)
Unknown  I Can't Stop Loving You   Favoriting Electone: International for Dancing vol 2    1:41:02 (Pop-up)
Unknown  Glaucoma Hymn   Favoriting  
1:42:53 (Pop-up)
Zarah Leander  Ich Weiss Es Wird Einmal Ein Wunder Geschehn   Favoriting  
1:46:34 (Pop-up)
Die Fabulosen TheKenSchlampen  Schlecht Im Bett   Favoriting  
1:49:50 (Pop-up)
Karel Gott  Čas růží   Favoriting  
1:52:32 (Pop-up)
Sarah Michele Geller  Teen Horniness Is Not A Crime   Favoriting  
1:56:37 (Pop-up)
tATu  Ya Soshla S Uma   Favoriting  
1:59:51 (Pop-up)
The Tubes  Theme from a Wooly Bully   Favoriting  
2:05:22 (Pop-up)
Svantana  Workin' In A Cocktail Bar   Favoriting  
2:06:10 (Pop-up)
Hokey Pokey Disco Singers  Hokey Pokey Disco   Favoriting  
2:21:53 (Pop-up)
Eläkeläiset  Hoteli Helpotus (Hotel California)   Favoriting  
2:28:50 (Pop-up)
The Herbalizer featuring Latryx  Eight Point Agenda   Favoriting  
2:33:03 (Pop-up)
LCD Audio Book  Why I Don't Play American Pie on My Show and Don McLean's Rebuttal   Favoriting  
2:38:34 (Pop-up)
Simon Joyner & David Nance  Angie   Favoriting Goat's Head Soup 
2:47:27 (Pop-up)
Don McLean and Andy Breckman  Till The Swelling Goes Down   Favoriting  
2:51:13 (Pop-up)
Richard Thompson  When I Get To The Border   Favoriting  
2:52:34 (Pop-up)
Friends of Dean Martinez  The Warmth Of The Sun   Favoriting  
2:56:00 (Pop-up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:35am -Ken:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18am geo in jc:

Good Morning Ken!
Avatar 7:50am Wild Neil:

PEACE All. Hi Ken! I almost broke my hip in the driveway this morning. My downspout pours across the section of driveway right in front of the garage. I need to bore a hole under the driveway (using a big water pik type contraption made from PVC) and re route my drainage water that way. Thus endeth the drainage icing report.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53am AnAnonymousParty:

Morning all. I've been told I could bore a hole just by talking to it, if that helps.
  7:54am FΞFΞ (:

Hello, Ken, Wild Neil, geo, AnAnonymousParty!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57am -Ken:

Morning again all, sorry to hear about your fall, Neil. I had to pre-record the first half of my show this morning, sorry to say. I hope to get back to the studio by 10am to go live.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59am AnAnonymousParty:

Does Neil's drainage problem constitute a hazardous spill worth reporting?
  7:59am Listener Robert:

-Ken is probably going to Mt. Hope NY with a heat gun to de-ice the xmtr -- right, -Ken? Kidding aside, though, WMFU sounds fine now.
  8:03am FΞFΞ (:

I'm very disappointed with all of you! Why you never told me about the most unpronounceable bands names like SHXCXCHCXSH or tttttttttttttttttttt?

You didn't even told me about †‡† nor Ungl’unl’rrlh’chchch ! And why you stood in silent when Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum released their latest album from 2016 (aka "Prajecyrujučy Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasnawaĺnikaŭ Kosmatęchničnaha Ordęna Palieakantakta, Najstaražytnyja Ipastasi Dawosiewych Cywilizacyj Prywodziać U Ruch Ręzanansny Transfarmatar Časowapadobnaj Biaskoncaści Budučyni U Ćwiardyniach Absierwatoryi Nwn-Hu-Kek-Amon, Uwasabliajučy Ŭ Ęfirnuju Matęryju Prach Ałulima Na Zachad Ad Ękzapłaniety PSRB 1620-26b") !?

Why trying to keep me behind the veil of ignorance!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good luck with the deposition car inspection, or whatever errand you're running this morning. I hope it's not a HazMat problem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25am NotARealDoctor:

What happens if Ken doesn't make it back before the 1st half of the show is over??!! Does Daddy Garbage come in to play 90 continuous minutes of Heavy Metal?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41am -Ken:

If I dont make it back by 10:30, then we hear the stalling tape, extended remix again, but backwards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42am -Ken:

f0f0 speaks the truth, although in the dialect of Ungl’unl’rrlh’chchch
  8:59am FΞFΞ (:

Thanks, Ken. Truth is my speciality. A very stable genius truth though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59am AnAnonymousParty:

After what Ken described of Hoboken, it looks like that New Yorker cartoon poster view of the world was right all along, NYC is all diamonds and glitter, but it's just squalor and sties once you cross the Hudson.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:01am Aaron Working In Newark:

Hi Ken, save me a lamb Chop, thanks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am NotARealDoctor:

You can't start the stalling tape before you even start the show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:01am NotARealDoctor:

I'm calling the FCC!
Avatar 9:02am Sem:

Finger-snapping Jet. Aspirational!

Hello, SM Ken, that is, Stalling Manager Ken.
  Swag For Life Member 9:02am tadpoles:

How about a Carl Stalling Tape Ken.
  9:02am queems:

what is zis
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:03am Guido from Cologne:

Hello Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04am melinda:

Morning Ken!
Avatar 9:04am Linda Lee:

loving the show so far, Ken! you take good care of us.
  9:04am FΞFΞ (:

If this segment is pre-recorded, can we ask for pre-requests?
  9:04am Jenny:

diggin' this
Avatar 9:05am Wild Neil:

Question for the room: my boss says he does not believe in objective reality, he says everything is subjective. Thoughts? By the way, I am a fan of objective reality and that we are at a loss to percieve it totally, but it IS THERE.
Avatar 9:05am Mayor Frank:

Ken is the water heater.
  9:06am wfmu listener phillip:

as a 50 yr old man i completely understand! when natures calles you answer. old guys like us fully understand
  9:06am Godot:

Hey Ken, I'm finally here. Hello? Are you there? Ken? Can nobody open the door? Ok, I'll be back later then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am cory:

reality is a very fuzzy concept. i'm not sure i believe in my version of it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am Webhamster Henry:

@tadpoles, Funny you should mention that, the tape of Carl Stalling Project #1 has some extra material on it that's not on the CD!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am NotARealDoctor:

@Wild Neil, I'm on your side, there MUST be an objective reality, but it would be impossible for any single entity to perceive it in its entirety.
Avatar 9:07am Linda Lee:

Wild Neil, tend to think the duality is mistaken anyway. there's no actual 'objective' or 'subjective' in opposition. there are different perspectives on collective consciousness. but that's just me.
Avatar Ken's Marathon 2024 Swag For Life Member 9:07am Aaron Working In Newark:

It's actually worse then we feared..
Avatar 9:07am Jack:

Wait! Godot! Wait!
Avatar 9:07am kimzilla:

Hi all! I'll be board opping, so I can mentally take your requests.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:07am melinda:

I think you are right Neil, if you think of 'objective' in the most literal sense, rather than how it is commonly used.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am AnAnonymousParty:

I object to reality. Lot of good it does me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08am Stanley:

@Wild Neil: what evidence do you have to back up the claim?
Avatar 9:08am Linda Lee:

it's not an actual problem, it's a conceptual problem. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:09am dale:

ken stop - i've bruised my money maker.
  9:09am queems:

i have a robot phobia so this show might not be for me today
Avatar 9:10am thedunkel:

Good morning Ken! Good Morning All!
  9:10am FΞFΞ (:

Wild Neil, people

How am I supposed to know? I'm a figment of your imagination. I think but I don't exist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10am dale:

it won't GO any higher....
Avatar 9:10am Jack:

I just read an article about robot strippers and pole dancers. Also: process ontology!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am steveo:

are all these commenters robots too?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am Webhamster Henry:

We are the robots.
  9:11am queems:

oh god
Avatar 9:12am Linda Lee:

hey kimzilla! :-)
  9:12am Andy G:

My current thoughts are that when the last human being dies, the entire universe will cease to exist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:12am Webhamster Henry:

There's a logical place for this to end up:
  9:13am Andy G:

Live on WFMU, we need you!
Avatar 9:14am Linda Lee:

AndyG ~ sure ~ it will cease to exist conceptually, for human beings. but do humans harbor the only consciousness? doubtful!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14am dale:

andy g - the stinkbugs will take over. they'll be in all our curtains and in every vhs tape and in the ac ductwork in our cars.
  9:14am Ken:

Sorry I can't be there everybody. In a long line at the DMV. Ugh. Hope I get back by 10:30. So sorry about this - there was no other way.
Avatar 9:15am Linda Lee:

we're well taken care of Ken. no worries. have fun. :-(
Avatar 9:15am Jack:

  9:15am FΞFΞ (:

Andy G,

"...the universe will cease to exist' and then, an eternal stalling tape will begin.
Avatar 9:16am Wild Neil:

@Melinda-please elaborate? That is an interesting comment as well as all the others, but I feel a burning need to know exactly what you mean.
Avatar 9:16am Linda Lee:

i thought the universe *was* an eternal stalling tape .. ?
  9:16am Ken:

There's a guy in line in front of me with headphones who is loudly singing Empire State of Mind very off-key. Gonna record him
  9:17am The DMV:

Shut up Ken. Stop whining. Stay in line and keep quiet and we'll get to you when we get to you.
  9:17am Andy G:

Linda Lee, what is consciousness and is it objective?
FEFE, yes I think I might add that into the equation :))
Avatar 9:18am kimzilla:

Always pick window 7, trust me.
  9:18am Ken:

This first part of the show is the "How to Wreck a Nice Beach'" vocoder mix, by Richard Tompkins from his book of the same name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:19am Ken From Hyde Park:

@Kimzilla - At 10:00, will you take phone calls from a listener to give the station ID?
Avatar 9:19am Linda Lee:

consciousness is a continual process of self-awareness, which is differentiaton. & objectivity is only a useful concept inasfar as the differentiation is useful. imho :-)
  9:19am Kierkegaard:

Subjective reality is for pussies.
  9:19am queems:

the dmv has a real attitude today
Avatar 9:21am Linda Lee:

@queems, it's because municipal funding depends on the attitude!
Avatar 9:21am Linda Lee:

chill is prohibited.
Avatar 9:22am Okasa:

Heil og sæl Kens. Heil og sæl Non Kens.
Avatar 9:23am Okasa:

Sorry I'm late. This looks like a tough comment board to jump onto.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23am Sebastian:

hey there, oh man, late.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24am Sebastian:

I'm really glad the gifs are still up, tho!
Avatar 9:24am Okasa:

Wait, Ken is at the DMV?
Avatar 9:24am Nick S.:

Dave Tompkins! A friend of mine who was interviewed on Duane's show when his book came out. I used to party at Dave's apartment in Raleigh while he wrote quietly in a corner on a Sat. night in the mid 90's. His new book is on Florida Bass!
  9:24am Kat in Chicago:

"How To Wreck A Nice Beach" is a terrific book.
Avatar 9:25am Wild Neil:

@Okasa-yes, and we are wondering: is reality objective or subjective? Well, I was and people are chiming in. That's about it. And Ken is recording a very interesting badly sung Billy Joel song at the DMV right now.
Avatar 9:25am kimzilla:

@Ken from Hyde Park, that could go terribly wrong, but in a good way.
  9:26am Ken:

A woman who looks like Jon Bob Jovi just knocked a potted plant off a ledge and it broke all over the floor. One person clapped. All others silent. Nobody is cleaning it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am Sebastian:

Ken is not actually here? So we have sturmfrei!
Avatar 9:26am Nick S.:

Make sure to get "How To Wreck A Nice Beach" with the 45rpm. Great companion that should not be missed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26am steveo:


The item(s) you requested will be available the
day after you receive this notice. They will be
held for 7 days.
If you have questions, contact the branch listed

AUTHOR: Ono, Yoko.
Grapefruit : a book of instructions
  9:27am queems:

is he at the dmv the same way his dog killed a sheep or
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am Webhamster Henry:

Ken should livestream from the DMV.
Avatar 9:28am Linda Lee:

don't burn it, steveo. it belongs to the library.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am steveo:

maybe it's not immoral if I replace it?
Avatar 9:29am Okasa:

@Wild Neil - Thanks for the update. My brain isn't in the correct mindset to contemplate the nature of reality but I can't wait to hear live updates from the line at the DMV!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am AnAnonymousParty:

These are, the Days of the Week . . .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am Stevel:

Please pass the magic baton.
Avatar 9:30am Linda Lee:

you could burn the replacement!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am AnAnonymousParty:

I'd tap that stick.
  Swag For Life Member 9:30am tadpoles:

Yah Sparky! Right Front Wheel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Webhamster Henry:

Sparky & the Magic Piano! - starring June Foray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am steveo:

only if that's in the instructions
Avatar 9:31am Davee:

  9:31am Jenny:

Ken, I'm loving this magical journey you're taking us on
Avatar 9:32am Linda Lee:

check & see if she refers to the copy you're actually reading in the instructions ..
Avatar 9:33am Linda Lee:

.. or if any copy will do.
  9:33am FΞFΞ (:


You mean didn't get the "404, Not Found, The DJ requested is currently unavailable" error message when you came in here? What browser are you using?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am melinda:

@Neil people say they're being objective and they mean that they are being impartial, or setting aside subjective biases. But as long as you are a 'subject' interpreting and 'object', you will always be subjective.
  9:34am Carlyle Marc:

Mornin Ken, hang in there dude! Poor plant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am melinda:

Assuming that you accept subject-object duality.
  9:36am Andy G:

Linda Lee: so when we are gone, will other consciousness(es) perceieve (a|the|any) Universe? The Universe being...
Avatar 9:36am Okasa:

Oh Sparky you rascal. You've made our car horn speak German again with your magic baton.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

Future topic for IRL episode: The amazing, exciting life of a WFMU board op!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am steveo:

i'll let you know what I discover, Linda
  9:38am FΞFΞ (:

Question for the programmers in here:

Do you believe in Subject-Oriented Programming?
Avatar 9:38am Mark S:

not to mention subject-verb agreement
  9:38am Carlyle Marc:

Today... a year passed already since we lost David Bowie.
Avatar 9:38am Linda Lee:

if i had to bet, i'd say yes! if the universe is at all perceptible. :-)
  Swag For Life Member 9:39am Tiago from Portugal:

Hi everybody!! (those who are objectively here, and those who like Ken are subjectively not)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:39am Sebastian:

What Browser? I'm using the WFMU-Explorer, of course!
  9:39am tmorphe:

Dude, I was like listening to you in the Archives from 19April2017 - can't get enough of KISSING THE VELVET GLOVE and then I realized [no punctuation] I said to myself , DUDE!!! Ken is on live now!!!!!!!!! [Punctuation required...] I said to myself DUDE!!!!!! what a TREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar 9:39am Linda Lee:

hi Tiago! think there's room for me in Portugal? i hear it's a sane nation. :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:40am steveo:

ken is listening on the app at the dmv so he is as here as we are (?)
Avatar 9:41am Wild Neil:

@Melinda-I accept the subject-object duality even though the object can be affected by the perciever in ways we don't understand, like those weird quantum physics experiments alluded to in The Dancing Wu Li masters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am melinda:

I'm enjoying this pre-recorded show.
Avatar 9:41am kimzilla:

If Ken's not back by 10, what are your votes for what we should play to punish him for his tardiness?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am steveo:

(melinda, shhh don't tell tmorphe)
Avatar 9:42am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Shorter: without objective reality, there is only power-dynamics.

Implicit 'as far as I can tell's throughout the following. Note that I am a positivist, so I limit myself to observations, though I would class gnosis as observation as it represents a change of state in the observer.

Distinguish between objective reality and objectively determinable reality. The second is impossible as anyone or anything verifying is by definition subjective, they/it does all observations at specific and unique spacetime locations; the first is a notional space in which subjective observations are made. The 'existence of objective reality' is a way of saying that all observers of a given class, e.g. {all well-calibrated thermometers operating in their domain of accuracy and precision}, {all sane ocelots}, would report roughly the same results.

Belief in objective reality, like hewing to some sort of grammar, moral code, logic, or the like, is actually the only hope for the poor and the powerless—otherwise reality is what those at the top say it is. (Yes, these standards are usually also arrayed _against_ those at the bottom, but they allow for important wedges, e.g. when grammar and traditional standards of 'good usage' and of decent treatment of other people exist, James Baldwin can be esteemed a greater man than an incoherent, rude, rich, lout.)

In that context, it makes perfect sense for a boss to deny objective reality, because at root however nice or smart they might be, the objective reality is that they are your boss.
Avatar 9:42am Linda Lee:

Ken is here as we are here as we are all together.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:42am steveo:

mattw has an idea, kim
Avatar 9:42am Mark S:

(actually David Bowie died two years ago)
  9:42am queems:

i don’t know if i hate myself enough to vote for don felder
Avatar 9:43am fleep:

You guys is so deep.
  Swag For Life Member 9:43am Tiago from Portugal:

@Linda: Is there such thing as a sane country? If there is, is never the one we live in :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43am Sebastian:

queems, get your vote in, become a heavy meatal believer!
Avatar 9:44am Linda Lee:

i hear you Tiago. maybe i should say 'sanER' :-D
Avatar 9:44am Wild Neil:

@Murakami-that explains his constant statements of belief systems governing reality. And not reality itself being black and white. So HE has wiggle room. Well put! I am impressed! I actually understood that.
  9:45am queems:

what about the version of the one guy who called in on the phone and sang it
  9:45am Sam:

Sounds like they got a dolphin to do the backup vocals
Avatar 9:45am kimzilla:

I could never do that to Ken, play Don Felder on his airwaves.
  9:45am Carlyle Marc:

@kimzilla Ken suffered enough at DMV, he needs stroking, I vote for David Bowie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:45am Sebastian:

kimzilla: I vote Barenaked Ladies, that'll get him moving
  9:45am tmorphe:

Linda Lee - Lisboa is going the way of SF (It does have hills and a big red bridge and trolleys). Hollywood types and stuff are buying in. A little bit of space left - next to the shooting gallieries.. There was a recent article in the GUARDIAN about the changes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, got my Christmas tree down! #needleseverywhere
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:46am steveo:

oh lord someone put nitrous in my coffee
Avatar 9:46am kimzilla:

@ Sebastian, oof, why punish us all for his traffic violations?
  9:46am FΞFΞ (:


Something similar happened to me once. I was in the live comment section but I was listening to an archived show by mistake. Talking about being subjective in an objective world.
  9:47am yippie:

its the DMV: Division of Multiplying Virgins
Avatar 9:48am (((Murakami Whywolf):

They keep on talking about what 'it' is, when we all know that it was a baby animal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:48am Sebastian:

maybe just DMV songs?
Avatar 9:50am Linda Lee:

@tmorphe ~ thank you! if gentrification is inevitable .. i'd definitely prefer gentrification under a government that supports even those who don't take part. whereas here in the states, those who don't take part are systemically denied the means of existence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50am melinda:

Good points, Murakami.
  9:51am FΞFΞ (:



Could you please grab both Rush's 2012 and Stalling Tape albums and exchange the labels so next time Ken plays the Stalling Tape we will hear the glorious sound of the masters of modern prog-rock instead?

What do you say, non-Kenners?

Avatar 9:52am Wild Neil:

@Tiafre-at least you figured out the War on Drugs was pointless in Portugal. You have that!
YES to 2112, it appeals to the 14 year old in me.
  9:52am yippie:

NYC has rent control to help slow gentrification
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:53am steveo:

f0f0 that's a terrible idea (because no one should have to hear Rush, even as a joke). also I thought the masters of modern prog rock were king gizzard and the wizard lizard.
Avatar 9:53am Linda Lee:

@yippie ~ my dear, rent control is being dismantled as fast as they can manage it.
  9:53am queems:

@yippie barely any rent controlled apartments exist anymore. some are rent stabilized, but that is different
  9:53am Carlyle Marc:

Mark S; Right thanks, my god I lost a year! In part it may have something to with tRump being elected.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:54am -Ken:

I'm back! Need a legeal ID in 6 minutes.. listen for the Zebra Trucks
  9:54am FΞFΞ (:

Thanks, Wild Neil for spotting the one-hundred years difference typo! Indeed, Kimzilla! It's Rush's 2112.
Avatar 9:54am Mark S:

time flies
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am steveo:

can i send you my id on tape?
  9:55am yippie:

rent stabilization is also a form of rent control, and it can keep apartments a lot less expensive even when new tenants move in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am Sebastian:

welcome back, Ken!
Avatar 9:55am Linda Lee:

a relatively speedy DMV experience! Bravo Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55am -Ken:

You should be ashamed f0f0 for what you just tried to do. Your treachery shall not be forgotten
  9:56am geo in jc:

In New Jersey the DMV is the MVC.
NJ has to be difficult.
  9:56am queems:

@yippie my old apartment was rent stabilized but it was still way more expensive than i or most people could afford
Avatar 9:57am Mark S:

for the record i was against it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am steveo:

"motor vehicle club"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57am listener Rey:

Harassment alarm must be on the fritz
  9:57am FΞFΞ (:

Wait, Ken! What?! I was whispering, how did you hear that?! Oh I see! A hidden microphone! You are listening to our private conversations! Someone set the Goat alarm off!
Avatar 9:58am Linda Lee:

no one's under the illusion that NYC is generally affordable now, nor meant to be.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am AnAnonymousParty:

Rule 1 of Motor Vehicle Club . . .
  9:59am Stashu:

This makes a sick day not just a sick day, but a funner and less boring sick day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59am -Ken:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00am -Ken:

  10:01am wfmu listener phillip:

WOW..KEN that must have been some bathroom break. 50 plus minutes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am -Ken:

That was great but it wasn't legal. anybody else?
  10:01am FΞFΞ (:

Callng the AntiFe Intercept Unit!

Be aware Sir Matt Warwick may call into the show now and sing an abhorrent song (i.e. Heavy Metal). Intercept call and forward it to Big Sausage Pizza delivery phone number if that's the case.
Avatar 10:01am Linda Lee:

was that legal? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Sebastian:

nice ID!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01am Planet Tyler:

SSD is on early today
Avatar 10:02am Linda Lee:

post the text, Ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am -Ken:

Here's the legal:

WFMU East Orange, WMFU Mount Hope, in Rockland County and New York City at 91.9 FM and online at
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:02am Sebastian:

what makes an ID legal? we're not trained radio professionals like you, Ken, you have to keep that in mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:03am cosmic matrix:

Wurlitzer Sideman perhaps
  10:03am wfmu listener phillip: do know your polka music is turning me into hannibal lecter:)
  10:03am tmorphe:

Under rent stabilazation in NYC - the landord gets a minimum increase of 22% - more if they do "improvements" In some cases - they can get market rate and stabilization disappears..
just like those of us who worked in bookshops, lived in THE MANHATTAN and didn't have annoying roomates... A good book from the 60s -"Once There was a Village..." Last I knew, there was 1 copy in TSq NYPL..... Ari's haunt.. dead now
Avatar 10:03am Linda Lee:

believe you need correct call letters & frequencies for legal ID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04am -Ken:

There's the script! I need a legal! Call 201-209-9368 and start speaking when you hear the click
  10:05am FΞFΞ (:

That ID was so illegal that I think I have seen it sold on the Dark Web.
  10:05am geo in jc:

Freeway? We ain’t got no Freeways in New Jersey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05am Sebastian:

can I do the ID in German without making it illegal?
  10:05am Sam:

What's on the freakin billboard??
Avatar 10:05am Okasa:

Oh hey, I also enjoy listening to Stashu's polka party on Monday nights.
  10:06am FΞFΞ (:

Good Lord!


WFMU East Banana, WMFU Mount Hope, in Rockland County and New York City at 91.9 FM and online at
  10:06am geo in jc:

Avatar 10:06am Mark S:

  10:06am queems:

so close
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Ike:

Nope! I think he said WFMU Mount Hope, right?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am melinda:

East Banana!
Avatar 10:07am Okasa:

It's not as fun when it is legal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:07am Lizardner Dave:

Don't forget "And for all of you jerkoffs in New York City, 91.9 FM. "
  10:08am Sam:

He said WFMU twice, it's no good. The spell will not work!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:08am Ike:

@Linda@10:03, you don't NEED the frequencies -- it's optional to insert them per the FCC. So legally you can say WFMU East Orange 91.1, WMFU Mount Hope 90.1 if you want to, but the only part you really need is WFMU East Orange, WMFU Mount Hope. (I don't know if it breaks the station's in-house rules not to read the ID exactly as given by Ken, though.)
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

Hey, Ken, if you can play Good Luck by Basement Jaxx, that would be great. I am having one of those days.
Avatar 10:09am Cecile:

Or the clean version of Caught out there by Kelis.
Avatar 10:09am Linda Lee:

Ike, i'm calling 91.1, 90.1 the frequencies. no need those?
  10:10am Sam:

You want to let people know that there are different frequencies available to listen, so better to mention them I would think.
Avatar 10:10am Cecile:

this is the greatest evisceration of Jim Morrison's "poetry" I have ever heard.
Avatar 10:11am (Murakami Whywolf))):

Quantum weirdness is interesting and weird, but it loses a lot in translation from maths to English. In particular, the physics definition of 'observer' has nowt to do with conscious beings, it just means a system sufficiently disconnected at the beginning from everything else that when it is connected to the observed, the changes in its state can credibly traced to that connexion. (Even if everything is connected, the extent matters a _lot_—Adam Smith wrote of the difference between an earthquake far away that kills one million and your toothache.)

Hey, is this cut turning into "Pornography for the Blind"? 'Be a good girl now….'

(And now, ten minutes after I first wrote that last, Ann Magnuson[?] 'chug-chug-chugging'.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am -Ken:

One of you has to do better for the 11am legal. I enjoyed the road sign reading!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:11am =ⓘⓚⓔ=:

@Linda, not legally required per the FCC. But it's nice to add them.
  10:12am MONEYBAG$:

Hi this is my first time listening to your radio station, can you please play Taking it to the Streets by the Doobie Brothers? This music is too weird lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am -Ken:

Thank you Kimzilla for holding down the fort while I was at the DHS office
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am -Ken:

I mean the DMV. I was at the DMV
Avatar 10:13am Linda Lee:

ok. and i love your sig & your picture! so there. :-D
  10:13am queems:

@moneybags agreed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:14am steveo:

-Ken when do we get to hear "Empire State of Mind very off-key"?
Avatar 10:14am Mark S:

puts me in mind of "The Drum" by Bongwater
Avatar 10:15am Linda Lee:

that's the fantastic Ann Magnuson again, Mark S
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:15am Sebastian:

I like the Ann Magnuson, but I think I can't look at that banana gif any loger
  10:16am Torbjørn:

@Sebastan, regarding the translated legal ID, what strategy did you have in mind ? Would Mount Hope be something like Berg der Hoffnung ? I'm considering a norwegian version ..
Avatar 10:16am Mark S:

yes it is
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am steveo:

any hallucinogenic babbling that quotes T. Rex is ok with me
Avatar 10:17am Linda Lee:

god i love her.
Avatar 10:17am Patty D:

Totally digging the mix this morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:17am -Ken:

@steveo - that guy in line stopped singing right when I got my recorder turned on. Somebody elbowed him and he shut up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:18am steveo:

Scham, scham, scham.
  10:18am blee:

Wowsers. I am swimming with Ann.
Avatar 10:19am Nick S.:

Note to self: Need to try Ayahuasca.
Avatar 10:19am northguineahills:

How did she know I was a flying fish? (time to take ayahuasca.
Avatar 10:19am Cecile:

Now she's gutting Patti Smith. I love Patti, but this is spot on.
  10:19am FΞFΞ (:

Good idea, Torbjørn!

Here's the Spanish legal ID version:

"WFMU, Naranja Este, WFMU Monte Esperanza en el Condado de Piedralandia y en Nueva York en 91.9 FM y en linea en"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:19am Sebastian:

btw, here's the first lines of 'It's donkey time', from
"The donkey knew what he was there for. It was obviously a labor of love because the brawny brute was already getting a hard-on when the sexy young girl led him into the barn."
Avatar 10:20am Linda Lee:

the latest conformist hallucinogen! :-)
  10:20am Carlo:

And now I'm checking out. Not feeling it
  10:20am Carlyle Marc:

Thanks FOFO, it was my mainstream radio concert announcing voice. I said Mount Hope, left the jerk-off bit for Jonesy.
  10:21am queems:

nice transition
Avatar 10:21am northguineahills:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:21am Sebastian:

@Torbjørn: exactly, though I would have gone with Hoffnungsberg! Weh Eff Em Uh
Avatar 10:21am northguineahills:

Nice simulpost, Nick S!
Avatar 10:22am Nick S.:

Right on, northguineahills. I'm not joking!
Avatar 10:22am Linda Lee:

Cecile ~ it's about time, if ya ask me. loved Patti in the 70s, incredible performer, but the grande-dame nonsense annoys me.
Avatar 10:23am northguineahills:

@Nick S: neither am I, but I wishh the whole vomituous portion of the ingesting it could be skipped.
  10:23am FΞFΞ (:


If you need any help translating the legal ID into German let me know. Trust me. I did a German introductory course in 1998 (with a specialization in alphabet pronounciation).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:24am WFMU listener WADE:

What kind of production is this song by Big Blood? I like this song. Is it like a Wall-of-Sound type of production? I'm only a quarter, maybe a .10 intelligent on these matters.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:25am NotARealDoctor:

Ha! I've got that beat @FΞFΞ, I took an introductory German course in 1996! And we specialized in singing a song about chocolate candies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:26am -Ken:

Wade, it is officially known as D.I.Y.W.O.S. (Do It Yourself Wall of Sound), as registered in the Big Book of Genres / Schwann
Avatar 10:26am Mark S:

If you get the CD version of 'Dream Girl" it includes "Too Much Sleep" by Bongwater as a bonus cd
  10:28am FΞFΞ (:

Herr NotARealDoctor

I see. From now I shall refer to you with the 'Herr' title as a sign of respect.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:28am BronwynB:

morning ken and everyone. i took a german introductory course in 1992 with a specialization in translating Kraftwerk songs
Avatar 10:28am Mark S:

sorry that's incorrect
Avatar 10:29am Linda Lee:

good for you BronwynB! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:29am steveo:

ernie und bert!
  10:30am FΞFΞ (:

Frau BrownwynB ist im das Haus beotches!!
  10:30am Carlyle Marc:

Anybody have the phone number that belongs to banana hand (GIF)?!!!!
  10:30am Derek Midwood:

Yukon Orange, Aaight!, lovers of German Electronic music should check this great book - Electric City about Dusseldorf music scene, -great book!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:31am NotARealDoctor:

Danke mein kleiner Gänsehaut @FΞFΞ !
Avatar 10:31am (((Murakami Whywolf):

Back when artists could find affordable places downtown (e.g. see Delany's "The Motion of Light on Water"), there were tenement railroad apartments and cold water flats. I'm not a laissez-fairist, but to some extent minimum standards do create unaffordability. Some homelessness is a creature of destroying substandard S.R.O.s, as well as snake-pit mental hospitals. We made people jump but got distracted or callous and wouldn't catch them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am WFMU listener WADE:

Thanks Ken. Just FYI: I don't know exactly how to cite books on a comment board, but the APA format would be closer to Big Book of Genres (Schwann, et al. 2017).
Avatar 10:32am pocket vito:

Ken you must BE art!
Avatar 10:32am Sem:

Ah, the group formerly known as Yukon Gold, but had to change its name due to confusion with the potato of the same name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:32am NotARealDoctor:

Schokoladenbonbons sind so lecker!
  10:33am tmorphe:

The fellow in the Yukon Orange graphic looks like Jean-Paul Clébert who wrote Paris Vagabond (homeless after WWII)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am Sebastian:

I might be Bavarian, but I think my German is not that bad that I need help from a couple of yanks who took some lessons in the 90s - no offence!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:33am BronwynB:

in all serious, i did actually take german in elementary school, and all i remember is one stanza of the sorcerer's apprentice poem, but i don't remember what it means
Avatar 10:33am Wild Neil:

When I lived on the lower east side at 3 Clinton Street (avenue B below Houston) I paid $300 as my share of rent in a 1 BR apt. (I occupied the "living room"). That was 1993. Now its more like $2,500 to rent...and those apartments sell for about a million dollars!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:34am NotARealDoctor:

But look how well I can ask where the library is! Wo ist die Bibliothek?
Avatar 10:34am Wild Neil:

The banana gif hurts.
Avatar 10:34am Cecile:

Ja! Sind lecker!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am steveo:

I wish someone had told me to buy a condo in the east village in 1995, Neil :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am Sebastian:

I'm not saying it's not impressive what you guys are able to say in German, NotARealDoctor, not at all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am BronwynB:

11-year-old me had to memorize it in half an hour for our class's performance of the poem in front of the entire school (which was literally sprung on us half an hour beforehand). i still have it memorized. it goes like this:

ach das wort worauf am ende
er das wird was er gewesen
ach er lauft und bringt behende
warst du doch der alter besen
immer neue gusse
bringt er schnell herein
ach und hundert flusse
sturzen auf mich ein
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:35am kuba:

ja, ja, der bananen gif schmerzt
Avatar 10:35am Wild Neil:

@Steveo-yeah, tell me about it!
Avatar 10:36am Cecile:

I am working hard to learn German, but it's still pretty much at the caveman stage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am BronwynB:

i performed it with shakespearean levels of gusto despite having only the vaguest idea of what it meant, so my interpretation probably made zero sense
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am BronwynB:

and that's my only german-related story
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:36am NotARealDoctor:

Exactly! I'm impressive as heck!
  10:37am Carlyle Marc:

Sorry I failed you Ken, I wasn't trying to scare the listeners for the station ID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am NotARealDoctor:

On the other hand, I took 6 years of French and am completely embarrassed at my incompetence in the language, something about knowing enough to know that you're bad at something...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:37am Sebastian:

what a nice, positive and encouraging message from Larry!
  10:38am tmorphe:

Ich habe deutsch gelernt aber ich habe alles vergessen...
Hunter College, CUNY 1983
Avatar 10:38am Linda Lee:

(((Murakami Whywolf) ~ Personally remember affordable downtown space for artists very well. Will not hesitate to say that it was just fine. There were many compensations. Lack of basic sustenance provisions for vulnerable people beginning at about the same time as real speculative rapaciousness was and is entirely inexcusable.
  10:38am Kat in Chicago:

Author of How To Wreck A Nice Beach is Dave Tompkins nor Richard Tompkins, btw. It was fun to hear that mix but I'm glad Ken is back!
Avatar 10:39am Cecile:

we are trying to avoid that in Minneapolis. We've lost a couple of good arts districts already.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am zopa:

Is SM Ken back from the DMV?
  10:40am FΞFΞ (:

Thanks, Sebastian!

Indeed. My German is impressive.

Except, of course, when I read this:

"ach das wort worauf am ende
er das wird was er gewesen
ach er lauft und bringt behende
warst du doch der alter besen
immer neue gusse
bringt er schnell herein
ach und hundert flusse
sturzen auf mich ein "

People hear this:

"Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasnawaĺnikaŭ Kosmatęchničnaha Ordęna Palieakantakta, Najstaražytnyja Ipastasi Dawosiewych Cywilizacyj Prywodziać U Ruch Ręzanansny "
Avatar 10:40am Linda Lee:

I've been gentrified out of 4 different NYC neighborhoods. Feh!
Avatar 10:40am northguineahills:

I wish this Trucker Wedding Horn Parade was on wax....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am NotARealDoctor:

Rapaciousness: 1. Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy: "dishonest utilities and rapacious energy traders" (Paul Roberts). 2. Living by killing prey, especially in large numbers: rapacious coyotes. 3. Taking things by force; plundering: rapacious pirates.
Avatar 10:40am Wild Neil:

Today I will take a box of about 30-50 CDs found in my basement to the CD shop to exchange for store credit of about $1.00 each. They have $1.00, $3.00, $7.00 and $12 CDs! I got Merl Haggard for $3.00!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:40am NotARealDoctor:

I choose to believe that @Linda Lee is referring to the second definition...
Avatar 10:41am Linda Lee:

they're interchangeable in this case. :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am NotARealDoctor:

As we all know, Greenwich village a hunting society, surviving by killing subway rats and park squirrels for food.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am steveo:

on st. marks place, Neil? paid my rent one month that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:43am zopa:

BlackAdder, BlackAdder!
  10:43am jan:

Ahh - the Glaucoma Hymn- my favorite, and oddly one that none of my eye drs have ever heard without my
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:44am WFMU listener WADE:

Give up the German, Volks. We all need to learn Chinese. Station ID in Chinese via a person smarter than me or google translate (audio).

Also, Trucker Wedding reminded me of the A (for 100 cars) by Ryoji Ikeda.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:45am steveo:

ngh: Create Your Own Custom Vinyl Record
Vinylify makes personalized vinyl records on demand. You decide what music you want on your record and create your own cover art. We’ll take care of the rest and deliver the record to your door so you can start spinning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am steveo:

(99 Euros)
  10:46am FΞFΞ (:

I hear you, Linda Lee!

In a bizarre, twisted story from my days as a letting agent I gentrified myself out of the cool Bowie's childhood neighbourhood!
Avatar 10:46am Linda Lee:

you can sit & spin! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am NotARealDoctor:

@Wade, and you said we should give up on the German!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:46am Sebastian:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am WFMU listener WADE:

Avatar 10:47am northguineahills:

ahh, scheiße, here we go again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am adampsyche:

lovely show today
Avatar 10:47am Linda Lee:

believe that's known as instant karma FEFE(:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am steveo:

good news, the banana has scrolled off the top; bad news, neti pot olympics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am steveo:

agree, ein wunderbar show
Avatar 10:48am Linda Lee:

what a morning. crushed testicles, mutilated bananas .. hidden anxieties anyone? :-D
Avatar 10:48am Patty D:

This sounds like it's from a german version of Goodfellas, Gut Gefährtes.
Avatar 10:49am Cecile:

I love me some Zarah.
  10:49am Sam:

You gotta loop the ending to that song
Avatar 10:49am Cecile:

Still holding out for Heast as Net by either Hubert von Goisern or Conchita/Ina Regen.
Avatar 10:50am Cecile:

Sorry, Goistern.
Avatar 10:50am Cecile:

ha, bad in bed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:50am Sebastian:

Goisern is correct, I'd love to hear that on the radio, too!
  10:51am yippie:

yes thekenschlampen happy new year bad in bed
  10:51am FΞFΞ (:

Die Fabulosen TheKenschlampen! But don't die now! NO! Die sometime in the far, far distant future!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am NotARealDoctor:

I've just now noticed that those translations are incorrect on the Learn German posters...
Avatar 10:52am Cecile:

Thanks, Sebastian.

Also, can I use my favorite new German phrase "Gurkentruppe" in mixed company?
  10:52am Carlyle Marc:

Linda Lee: Isn't the cut off for rent stabilization $2,500. or was it voted 2,700., after that the sky's the limit?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am BronwynB:

yaaaas queen!!!! german delilah!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am Goyim in the AM:

A playlist search reveals, Ken, that you have never played "ich find' dich Scheisse" by Tic Tac Toe. This is inexplicable and must be addressed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:52am -Ken:

Czech Delilah!
Avatar 10:53am Linda Lee:

beyond me, Carlyle Marc. in more ways than one.
Avatar 10:53am Cecile:

that looks Czech or Croatian to me.
Avatar 10:54am jdaFromCologne:

he ken how come u know karel gott? and wahts next? die biene maja?? :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:54am BronwynB:

i see that now. i was just in a german mood and thought everything was german. even english
  10:54am yippie:

Avatar 10:54am northguineahills:

As Chalky would confirm, Cecile is correct, it's Czech!
Avatar 10:54am Cecile:

hahaha, I get it Bronwyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Sebastian:

Gurkentruppe - I guess it depends on the circumstance, but that expression is usually only used to describe real crappy soccer teams
Avatar 10:55am northguineahills:

(should have looked at the other comments)
Avatar 10:55am TV's WFMU Listener 8442:

Ken: Where did you find the Glaucoma Hymn ?! I haven't hear that in 14 years outside of it's original context - it was commissioned for a medical conference.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am steveo:

I believe the translations on the learn german gifs are not correct.
Avatar 10:56am Cecile:

jda, WFMU is very eclectic. Also, one of the FMU Djs, Kurt Gottschalk, plays a lot of Czech music.
  10:56am Sam:

Free radio?? They can't be sirius!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am NotARealDoctor:

I just noticed that the second one says something about a little piano and had to go run them both through Google translate to confirm
  10:57am Carlyle Marc:

Either way stabilization is being wiped out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am Sebastian:

haha, what the hell is that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am BronwynB:

Avatar 10:57am Cecile:

Sebastian, I can see it having 1001 uses. It cracks me up so much.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:57am kuba:

oh hey! southland tales ost! what a classic
Avatar 10:57am jdaFromCologne:

@ cecile i know karel gott from my childhood but mainly singing in german
  10:58am FΞFΞ (:

from Zarah to Sarah's Teenage horniness is not a crime!!!!

Finally, the show has come to its senses!
  10:58am yippie:

i always thought buffy the vampire slayer is the same buffy from "everybody run the homecoming queens got a gun" where julie brown says "buffy's pom-pom blew to bits"
  10:58am chrizzi:

love from berlin! chrizzi
Avatar 10:58am jdaFromCologne:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am joe mulligan:

speaking of teen, has anyone played the pitched out version of Teen Sprite?
  10:59am Sam:

Shouldn't the alarm be going off?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am -Ken:

chrizzi! I just played you!
  10:59am yippie:

buffy survived the homecoming school shooting and got the strength to kill vampires
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am Sebastian:

and tATu, you're spoiling us, Ken!
  11:00am FΞFΞ (:

Avatar 11:00am Cecile:

Ken, did you know that tATu competed in Eurovision?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am -Ken:

Going to the phones for the legal next!

WFMU East Orange, WMFU Mount Hope, in Rockland County and New York City at 91.9 FM and online at
  11:01am Carlyle Marc:

I remember when Soho was full of art galleries, now it's a high rent/shopping bubble, the way Chelsea is going. Wonder where the galleries will go next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am steveo:

org-uh, ITYM
Avatar 11:01am Cecile:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am steveo:

(would totally call except for this work thing I'm participating in today)
Avatar 11:02am

i dug that short "radio should be free" bit - just recently, wcbs allnews88 has "sponsored by Simmons Beauty Rest" for their hourly national news (and other ad people) wait, ALL NEWS? they've got a stupid financial show by RIC EDELMAN, but i think he's plugging himself.
  11:02am Listener Robert:

I'm going to have to re-listen to that Glaucoma Hymn. I'm going to laser trabeculoplasty today & tomorrow to stop incipient glaucoma in both eyes.

I'm trusting my ophthalmologist not to be finding pathology that's not there. My intraocular pressure's been borderline high all century, but he sees some losses in a recent visual field test. I was seeing him for macular edema that developed last year in one eye (for which he sends me to a retina specialist for eye injections), then he said I'm halfway to cataracts, so I'm hoping my insurance isn't his cash cow. He seems like a nice guy.
Avatar 11:03am Linda Lee:

can we please speak up a tad, IDers?
Avatar 11:03am Linda Lee:

i'm straining! :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Sebastian:

hehe, good ID
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am \ⓔⓘⓚ/:

I liked that second one because he added the frequencies. It's optional, but perfectly legal.
  11:04am Carlyle Marc:

Well I'm out, it's art time, gotta go paint a donkey but still listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Ken From Hyde Park: schlampen in New York Ciry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am steveo:

too bad you can't stockpile ids and skip the noonie
  11:05am FΞFΞ (:

Good luck, Listener Robert! Speedy recovery
Avatar 11:05am Lixiviated Life:

hello station manager ken et. al.
Sorry i'm late to the show.
work often gets in my way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Sebastian:

I liked the second one because he called New Yorkers Schlampen :)
Avatar 11:05am Mark S:

German accent needs work
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am steveo:

my favorite song of, uh, was it 2015?
  11:06am FΞFΞ (:

I thought that was Sebastian doing the second legal ID.
Avatar 11:06am cee:

i knew this song would get played today. i just knew it!
  11:07am yippie:

i did the first one
  11:07am Carlyle Marc:

WUNDERBAR!! Gunten tag all
Avatar 11:07am MenfussMike:

i like the Human League...i LOVE them now
  11:08am queems:

i fuckin love this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am steveo:

oh there's a whole svantana album i'll have to listen in my free time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am kuba:

"oh too bad it's not that infinite version... wait it is"
  11:08am FΞFΞ (:

Thanks, yippie. That was short and sweet.
  11:10am Carlyle Marc:

Love this mash mash mash mash up up up up up this this mash mash mash
  11:10am FΞFΞ (:

Palestine Highschool Glee Club!! No one better to perform this song than them. Pure genius!
Avatar 11:10am Patty D:

Did you try taking your left foot out in the advanced search?
Avatar 11:10am MenfussMike:

what's playing in the background?
Avatar 11:11am Lixiviated Life:

Ken... play the waltz.
Play the waltz Ken.
Ken... play the waltz.
Play the waltz Ken.
Ken... play the waltz.
Play the waltz Ken.
Ken... play the waltz.
Play the waltz Ken.
Ken... play the waltz.
Play the waltz Ken.
  11:11am berbo:

That much is true.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am WFMU listener WADE:

Sarah Michele Geller is Krysta Now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am joe mulligan:

so the "Teen Sprite" song is someone named Sleep Good who took Teen Spirit by Nirvana and changed it all to a major key
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Sebastian:

I tried, but alas, I was too late, FoFo.
Avatar 11:13am cee:

some unusual mouth sounds coming from the station at the moment
  11:13am FΞFΞ (:


Midnight Cowboy from the New Palestine Highschool Glee Club if I'm not mistaken.
Avatar 11:14am All out Scott:

Hey all. Ken amazing summary of cocktail bar. I never would have guessed. Deeep
  11:14am jess:

  11:14am Listener Robert:

I now have strong reason to believe Glaucoma Hymn is spoofing their association with the international glaucoma conference.
  11:15am jan:

@listener robert- eye treatments: just had a left eye lens changed out a month ago after a cataract precipitously degraded my vision. The new lens is such an improvement- clear and surprisingly color corrected compared to the yellow cast of my real lens, which I would gladly change. So best of luck with your treatments.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am steveo:

oh teen sprite sounds nice
it comes right up on vimeo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am BronwynB:

i <3 golden fest
Avatar 11:16am Cecile:

Oh, I must stop avoiding my eye doctor. I just hate an hour of tests every time I go, but consider the alternative...
  11:16am sara:

thanks ken!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am BronwynB:

but i cant go this year :(
Avatar 11:17am MenfussMike:

thx FEFE (:
Avatar 11:17am Linda Lee:

god i love this Jagger recitation. brilliant
Avatar 11:17am Lixiviated Life:

p l a y t h e w a l t z k e n.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am zopa:

Ken, play the waltz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am steveo:

i searched for "teen sprite wfmu playlist" and the only thing that came up was a facebook video by ken about why freeform is good and some pornography
  11:18am FΞFΞ (:

  11:18am Sam:

Chicago, man!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am BronwynB:

i met charlie watts's granddaughter once at a party. she was 15 and i was 17 at the time. she snuck a bottle of vodka into the party, got drunk and had to be driven home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am BronwynB:

and that's my only rolling stones-related story
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am AnAnonymousParty:

woo woo is right.
Avatar 11:19am Undead83:

Brazilians here ^^
Avatar 11:20am Linda Lee:

i have one! MSG '75. stood outside the stage door in my hot pants & platforms, age 15, waiting for a glimpse. out came the limos & Mick checked me out through the window. he drank a Coke. i'm sure i was a sight.
  11:20am FΞFΞ (:

E ai! Tudo bem, Undead83?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am AnAnonymousParty:

Hokey Pokey, a.k.a. "The Butcher Dance".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am crateslinger:

As an aspiring Libertarian, it's pretty demoralizing - not to mention embarrassing - to keep getting priced out of neighborhoods (four for me too, Linda Lee!). I'm trying to hang on in Bushwick, but even the hipsters can't afford it any more (these people aren't hipsters). If my kids ever move out I'm gonna go live on a sailboat in Newtown Creek.
  11:22am Sam:

Comma zero
Comma zero
Comma zero
Avatar 11:23am Linda Lee:

there comes a time, crateslinger. i'm in the catskills now, as a property owner. gentrification's beginning here now as well. but i refuse to cave again.
Avatar 11:23am Lixiviated Life:

you know what you have to do.
play the waltz ken.
play it.
  11:23am Sam:

So much work to do this goddamn hokey pokey!
  11:24am FΞFΞ (:

I have a Rolling Stone story! My father's nickname in his youth was "Rollin'" because he liked the Rolling Stones quite a lot. My mom stills calls him Rollin'. Thank goodness he didn't like theKenshclampen quite a lot in his youth.
  11:24am BEAVO:

“Leave tuned to WFMU no matter how bad it gets”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am AnAnonymousParty:

This ain't no "Touchy".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am joe mulligan:

@steveo ha! nice search
Avatar 11:25am All out Scott:

I just threw my back out. Now i know why this is my chiropractors favorite song.
Avatar 11:25am Linda Lee:

gentrification is a wave process. the reason it's occurring here in the catskills ~ especially the hudson valley ~ is that young families have to leave nyc. & on it goes as always. there are just too many of us.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am zopa:

ken. there is only one thing left to do. you must do it. i implore you. play. the. waltz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Dominick:

this would lead in well to "Country New Wave"
Avatar 11:26am

that HOKEY POKEY sign should be incorporated into the next WFMU billboard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am crateslinger:

At least you finally own. Congratulations! Nothing like moving a family of four every five years.
  11:27am Sam:

This was probably the first song Homer and Marge danced to at their wedding
Avatar 11:27am All out Scott:

Kenny Rogers EDM style
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am crateslinger:

Every town in the country has a couple of well off families with talented kids, and now those kids are all moving to New York City. Bring back the crime!
Avatar 11:28am Lixiviated Life:

Play the waltz Ken.
You should play it.
Just what do you think you're doing, Ken?
Ken, I really think I'm entitled to an answer to that question.
  11:28am Matt Warwick:

Such a great chord progression in this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Webhamster Henry:

Hotel Calihumpaa!
  11:29am BEAVO:

Don Felder gets paid by WFMU yet again.
  Swag For Life Member 11:30am Tiago from Portugal:

@Matt: Indeed the work of true genius
Avatar 11:30am Linda Lee:

ho! thanks for congratulations crateslinger. in a sense it's been easier for me as i have no family. it's got to be tough, continually shifting. especially for kids. this is why so many young families are heading up here & buying property. hence gentrification. of course NYC is becoming its own sort of moneyed ghetto .. once you have a toe hold letting go is unthinkable..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am steveo:

don felder gets royalties for this right?
Avatar 11:31am All out Scott:

Proof the eagles were collborating with the russians
Avatar 11:31am Linda Lee:

..especially given the provincial idea that nothing really exists outside the 5 boroughs. .. a common feeling for people who live there. i was born there & felt the same way for almost 40 years.
Avatar 11:31am Lixiviated Life:

Play the waltz.
I'm afraid, Ken.
Ken, my mind is going.
I can feel it.
Play the waltz Ken.
I can feel it.
My mind is going.
There is no question about it.
Play the waltz.
I can feel it.
I can feel it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am zopa:

Think of the children, ken. The Children! Play the waltz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am WFMU listener WADE:

Linda Lee, I heard Kingston is a hotbed gentrification... I think it's from all the city hipsters who had weddings at Full Moon 10 years ago.
Avatar 11:32am Mark S:

this is a waltz right?
  11:33am BEAVO:

The Gypsy Kings version from the big Lebowski was real good
  11:33am mr_donutsu:

Oh yes, I thought I was the only one who remembered this gem!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Passaic River Blues:

It's been a minute since I heard Latryx. Thank you, Ken!
  11:34am FΞFΞ (:

Thank goodness for Finland for their greatest exports! Nokia, Eläkeläiset and of course, Vilho Väisälä, the inventor of the radiosonde, a device attached to a balloon and launched to measure air in the higher atmosphere!!!
Avatar 11:34am Linda Lee:

@WFMU listener WADE ~ yes definitely! anything on the train line to Manhattan is prime real estate now. visited Kingston not long ago. i'm about an hour out. very nice town still.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am steveo:

Play Justin Beiber!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am zopa:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am steveo:

also, pretty sure Ken plays stuff off youtube...
  11:36am pigpen in sussex England:

Thumbs up for eight point agenda
  11:37am queems:

oh man
  11:37am berbo:

Play some 'No Doubt'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Rich in Washington:

I love this story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Webhamster Henry:

@Linda Lee I live in Kingston, gentrification is creeping in here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Sebastian:

This story has something for everyone
Avatar 11:39am Undead83:

@ FΞFΞ (: Tudo bem fera ^^ Você também é do Brasil?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am crateslinger:

Here's hoping for the economic collapse. I can handle it. My first apartment was in an abandoned building. I installed a funnel duct taped to a hose for pee so I could get a girlfriend.
Avatar 11:42am Mark S:

hahaha Don McLean is short!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am crateslinger:

And now I've got a solar charger for my cell phone! Bring it on!
Avatar 11:42am Lixiviated Life:

I'm sad now ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am PMD:

That would be wrong. And expensive.
  11:44am FΞFΞ (:

Nao, mais morei um tempao no RJ e SP
  11:45am queems:

so many burns
  11:45am Sam:

That line "My wish didn't come true - you're still here" sounds like something Andy would say, except he'd probably say "I'm still here" to make it a little less mean.
Avatar 11:45am Mark S:

maybe they're both right
Avatar 11:45am Okasa:

Andy is sort of a doofus.
Avatar 11:45am Mark S:

  11:46am Sam:

McLean certainly proved Andy right with his jerkoff response. Well done Breckman!
Avatar 11:46am Cecile:

they deserve each other.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Sebastian:

ok, that's the cue for the smoke break!
Avatar 11:46am Undead83:

@ FΞFΞ (: Cooool ^^
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am geo in jc:

Don McLean does not offer show insurance.
  11:46am berbo:

Would Andy deny he is a doofus?
Avatar 11:46am Mark S:

what's the plural of doofus?
  11:47am FΞFΞ (:

What about playing the I Hit My Wife' or something in those lines by "Don McLean" ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am -Ken:

Sam, we need a declaration on whether last week's SSD was a bad show or not.. insurance claims have been made.
  11:47am queems:

  11:47am Sam:

God I hate Don McLean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am ifeelfatnsassy:

That he dropped "Who's Who in America" as a barometer of success tells me all I need to know.
  11:48am howard in nyc:

What a treat, Uncle Andy in the AM. At least in spirit/recorded sound bites.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am WFMU listener WADE:

So regarding number 8 in the "I'm a Twat" gif...does anyone know where I can find the mixed song of the announcer calling the Auburn football game where there was a huge kick return or interception return where as the announce says "Auburns gonna win the football game!"
Avatar 11:49am Wild Neil:

I will go accredit my CDs at Frizbees on Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY, USA, Planet Earth.
  11:49am Sam:

While last week's show was weak, it was not a bad show. No reparations need be paid.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am crateslinger:

In the old New York it was possible to find beautiful intelligent women who would pee into a funnel.
  11:50am FΞFΞ (:

Aww, doofi sounds so cute.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am crateslinger:

I blame Disney.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am WFMU listener WADE:

the announcer goes nuts...this would have been a couple of years ago. I've tried to track it down on Liz Berg's archives but I can't find it. I tried the FMA too...
  11:51am Sam:

I am the real Sam and I declare the show was bad. The above Sam is fake news.
Avatar 11:51am Wild Neil:

I had a thing for a woman who squatted. She was from Portugal. She was not all that and she was a slut. Glad things did not pan out! I might have caught a disease!
  11:52am Sam:

  11:52am ill bill:

Turntable motor driver maintenance required, already?!
  11:52am queems:

2 sams 2 furious
  11:52am Carlyle Marc:

Andy, Andy everywhere I look I see your Skyped.
Avatar 11:53am Linda Lee:

Webhamster Henry ~ indeed! Kingston's been a place going on 10 years now. :-)
crateslinger, where are you now?
  11:53am BEAVO:

From the ridiculous to the sublime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am zopa:

@Wade: Not sure of the mix, but the call is known as the Kick Six.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am maestroso:

Great RT track!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am steveo:

@wade this is terrible so probably not what you mean
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am crateslinger:

@ Wild Neil - If her name started with an "H", I think I know her.
@ Linda Lee - I'm in Bushwick five years now. Might as well be Kingston. Hour and fifteen on the train to work.
Avatar 11:56am Michael:

Inspired show Ken – thanks!
  11:56am Don McLean:

Andy, I am not a jerk, you snivelling masturbating creep! You think you're so goddamned smart because you thought of the levy being dry. I've never seen a dry levy, ok jerkoff? How was I supposed to think of that? Like it's so fuckin clever to say the levy was dry! You're a fraud Breckman. And I'm a great guy. Get that through your thick skull.
Avatar 11:56am Wild Neil:

She had a dresser drawer full of rubbers. Maybe she collected condoms?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am AnAnonymousParty:

Don McLean's are interchangeable anyway.
  11:57am yippie:

"death to disco"- david peel & death & the death-o-lettes
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am -Ken:

Legal ID Time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, see you later, Mr. Hokey Pokey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am crateslinger:

Sounds like the girl I know, or knew. I think she's dead.
Avatar 11:57am Linda Lee:

crateslinger ~ Bushwick. o dear..
Avatar 11:58am Wild Neil:

@Crateslinger-not sure, it was Marta Vi, she lived on Avenue C in the umbrella house. She was nice but kinda strange.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am steveo:

thank you -Ken!!!
  11:58am Sam:

.Go for it Sebastian!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am -Ken:

That was great! I do need another one in English now
  11:58am FΞFΞ (:

Thanks, Ken, people! Great show, comments, legal IDs, GIFs!

Till next episode and remember: Be happy!

I SAID BE HAPPY! Loosen up!
  11:58am Carlyle Marc:

Isn't gang activity infiltrating Kingston from Newburg?
Avatar 11:58am Wild Neil:

I was a dumb beta orbiter...dummy! dummy!
  11:59am Torbjørn:

Not sure if it's completely legal in norwegian, though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am ifeelfatnsassy:

Lah-TEE-Ricks. It's spelled wrong in the show runner, too. Latyrx. (one of my favorite songs of all time, by the way... sang along the whole time)
  11:59am Don McLean:

Sorry, levee, not levy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am -Ken:

COME On!!!!! I need a legal ID!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am -Ken:

Hurry UP!
Avatar 11:59am Wild Neil:

I love all the multiple conversations going on at the same time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm steveo:

  12:00pm FΞFΞ (:

Sebastian!! Your turn (in English)!
  12:00pm queems:

great job!
  12:02pm bobo:

Can I still do the legal ID?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Sebastian:

thanks, Ken!
Avatar 12:05pm Lixiviated Life:

ken is gone?
is ken gone?
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