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Futile expeditions to the edges of good taste, bad morals, and ugly intententions. Late night drives somewhere between Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and The White Castle of Fear.
Second Hand Pop, MIDI grunge soundalikes, and uncanny Japanese karaoke.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Lizzy Mercier Descloux  Don't You Try To Stop Me   Options Mambo Nassau    1981      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Todd Rundgren  Breathless   Options           0:10:00 (Pop‑up)
BCC  Standby   Options Standby    2019  Bloomington NOT Minneapolis  *   0:10:13 (Pop‑up)
Aus  Ausgedacht   Options Demo    2019  from Berlin  *   0:11:06 (Pop‑up)
Marbled Eye  Isle   Options Leisure  Digital Regress  2018      0:13:02 (Pop‑up)
B Boys  Asleep/Awake   Options Dudu  Captured Tracks  2019    *   0:15:56 (Pop‑up)
Essential Logic  Collecting Dust   Options Fanfare in the Garden  KRS  1979/2003      0:21:16 (Pop‑up)
Emergency Contact  Fraud Complex   Options Single    2019    *   0:24:58 (Pop‑up)
Cool Flowers  Mistakes   Options Cool Flowers    2019    *   0:27:33 (Pop‑up)
Noche Tras Noche  Caer y Caer   Options Caer Y Caer    2019  NUKE YORK  *   0:33:22 (Pop‑up)
Lucta  Occhio Nel Cielo   Options Black Magic Punk  Occult Punk Gang  2019  via Milan  *   0:36:38 (Pop‑up)
Rata Negra  Ratas   Options Oído Absoluto  La Vida Es Un Mus  2017  from Madrid  *   0:38:46 (Pop‑up)
Beyond Thin Walls  Citizen   Options First Riot    2019  straight outta Plock Poland  *   0:40:51 (Pop‑up)
Cereal Killer  Should Punks Be Allies   Options The Beginning and End of Cereal Killer  Anti Fade  2019    *   0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Constant Mongrel  Shnuki   Options Experts in Skin 7"  Upset The Rhythm  2019    *   0:44:46 (Pop‑up)
Healthy Competition  Sister Ruth   Options Vol 1    2019  Minneapolis NOT Bloomington  *   0:46:58 (Pop‑up)
Gauche  Flash   Options A Peoples History Of Gauche  Merge  2019      0:52:23 (Pop‑up)
Memento Mori  Spegeln   Options Jag.... snall          0:55:44 (Pop‑up)
Molchat Doma  Filmy   Options Etazhi  Detriti Records  2018      1:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Dave  In The Hillage   Options Demo Tape  Anti Fade  2019    *   1:16:26 (Pop‑up)
Yellow Magic Orchestra  Insomnia   Options Solid State Survivor  Alfa  1979      1:20:02 (Pop‑up)
Slava Tsukerman/Brenda I. Hutchinson/Clive Smith  Afternoon   Options Liquid Sky - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  SPI Milan  1984      1:24:56 (Pop‑up)
Psychic Hotline  Variety   Options Heat Index    2019  via NOLA (electronics for Special Interest)    1:27:31 (Pop‑up)
Papaya Paranoia  夏が終わる(Summer is Over)   Options Mohaya Koremade  Captain Records  1985  all female weirdo-wave from Tokyo    1:32:15 (Pop‑up)
Exes  - (dash)   Options Face Of Crumpled Linen    2019  Toronto Death Tapes  *   1:39:11 (Pop‑up)
Trans-4M  Depth Probe   Options Sublunar Oracles  Safe Trip  2019      1:44:51 (Pop‑up)
Twin Galaxxies  Find Me In The Void   Options Pink Secrets  Business Casual  2019  from London    1:54:08 (Pop‑up)
Malphino  Looking For Kiwanos   Options Visit Malphino  Lex  2018      2:09:09 (Pop‑up)
Orlando Riva Sound  Indian Reservation   Options Single  Ariola  1979  checkout the weird video on youtube its weird and bad sorry    2:12:42 (Pop‑up)
Prince  The Glamorous Life   Options Originals  Warner Bros  1983/2019  demo of Sheila E. song    2:15:56 (Pop‑up)
Gang Of Four  Is It Love   Options Hard  Warner Bros  1983      2:19:53 (Pop‑up)
Erykah Badu  Didn't Cha Know   Options Mama's Gun  Motown        2:23:44 (Pop‑up)
Cortex  Huit Octobre 1971   Options Troupeau Bleu    1975      2:28:19 (Pop‑up)
Bertrand Burgalat  Tsom   Options The Sssound of Mmmusic  Emporer Norton  2000      2:32:08 (Pop‑up)
City Girl  Ji-Eun's Sunset   Options Neon Impasse    2018      2:34:57 (Pop‑up)
Mike Cooper  Paumalu   Options Rayon Hula  Room40  2004/2019      2:38:20 (Pop‑up)
Yoko Ono  Have You Seen A Horizon Lately   Options Approximately Infinite Universe  Secretly Canadian  1973/2017      2:45:31 (Pop‑up)
Michael Nau  What's A Loon   Options Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread  Full Time Hobby  2018      2:47:04 (Pop‑up)
Carol King  BItter with The Sweet   Options Rhymes & Reasons    1972      2:51:02 (Pop‑up)
Jackpine Savage  Funky Little Song   Options Together (A Participation Musical-Concept Album For All Children)  Dimension 5  1969  Bruce Haack    2:51:58 (Pop‑up)
R Stevie Moore and Ariel Pink  Closing Credits   Options Ku Klux Glam          2:56:23 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 3:23am Hams:

darren, my buddy back home in georgia just sent me a darcy clay clip. i saw on the archive search you're one of two DJs that've played him on wfmu. glad to come across the guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am Darren:

Jesus I Was Evil is one of the great lost singles imho, thanks for diggin it!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40am fred:

Hello Darren and all
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:49am TomDash:

Ha! I caught that Cool Flowers song in the cat driving home...I played it in my first set too!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:50am TomDash:

Car...not cat...tired
Avatar 3:51am Drunken Creep:

sounding good gracias
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:51am Darren:

Good Evening Fred!!
Avatar 3:55am Hams:

yeah, man. knock-out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55am Darren:

Yeah Tom I noticed as soon as I played it!! Next week we duel!!! LIke Gentleman!! With Live Swords!!! and Pain!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:58am TomDash:

You’re on...oh and I played that next song you’re about to play too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:22am fred:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:23am VincentNifigance:

Darren kills the old week and tees-up the next.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:25am Darren:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28am fred:

When I was in college, I had my mother knit a sweatshirt with a YMO logo in front and the band members' names in the back (in kanji)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:29am Darren:

hell yeah I support making Moms sew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:30am Darren:

or knit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:31am Darren:

you stayed warm and looked cool, thats whats important
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:33am northguineahills:

awesome fred!

Thanks for the last 20 odd minutes (been here since Dave)
  4:33am VincentNifigance:

@Fred do you still have that?
  4:34am VincentNifigance:

@Fred ...or at least a picture?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:35am fred:

@VincenNifigance: Yeah, though I haven't worn it in decades
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36am fred:

This Papaya Paranoia track is great!
  4:36am VincentNifigance:

@Fred Sui generis.
Avatar 4:37am Antonia:

im so happy to have tuned in!
  4:40am VincentNifigance:

@Antonia This show is always so great.
Avatar 4:41am Antonia:

yeah i had no idea until now, i love this track playing rn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am Darren:

Thanks Fred! Papaya Paranoia is pretty new to me - that record is all over the place in a great way

Hey Antonia thanks for hanging out!
  4:43am Fashion Tashjian:

Good afternoon Darren and weirdos. Today is Vardavar in Armenia. Just Wikipedia it because I'm a or lazy to type it on an iPad. GET WET!!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:47am VincentNifigance:

“Vardavar is celebrated 98 days (14 weeks) after Easter. During the day of Vardavar, people from a wide array of ages are allowed to douse strangers with water. It is common to see people pouring buckets of water from balconies on unsuspecting people walking below them. The festival is very popular among children as it is one day where they can get away with pulling pranks. It is also a means of refreshment on the usually hot and dry summer days of July or late June.”
Avatar 4:48am Antonia:

It is so hot here, that I would not mind being doused with water.
  4:48am Fashion Tashjian:

Big ups to Vinnie Niffs!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:51am VincentNifigance:

@Fashion Tashjian: Has Armenia been hotter than usual this summer?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:54am VincentNifigance:

@Darren There are no clicky stars on the Exes or Papaya Paranoia tracks, any way of fixing that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:58am fred:

@VincentNifigance: that's because there is no latin letter in the track name. Adding a translation would work, or maybe just the track number, like maybe (track 4)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59am Darren:

RE: clicky stars I'm not sure! I'm gonna try to research it but thats weird!
  5:03am tinkle bear:

*likes DJ Darren's style*
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 5:03am VincentNifigance:

@Darren What @Fred says makes sense, I suppose it wants recognisable words.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 5:09am VincentNifigance:

@tinkle bear: Remember to come back and support this show, it's always amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:12am fred:

It's probably either a leftover misguided check that Kenzo could fix easily, or something trickier about how favorites are stored. (I mean, the track name does show up, so the playlist is already UTF-8). Maybe the latter, otherwise chances are Kenzo would have fixed it already
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:14am Darren:

ahh trying that now! Thanks Fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:15am fred:

Here's the clicky-star!
Avatar 5:16am Antonia:

works now!
Avatar 5:23am Pablexa™:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:27am Darren:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:43am northguineahills:

@fred: Kenzo already confirmed your theory. He's going to work on it when he has free time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:44am northguineahills:

Always dig Mike Cooper....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:46am fred:

@ngh: cool! I was about to ask him about it, you saved me from annoying him about something he already plans to do
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:47am northguineahills:

...and I heart anything by Yoko!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 5:50am VincentNifigance:

10 minutes left? I don't want to achieve actual Sunday just the beginning of it. Almost time for the Darren-hangover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54am northguineahills:

Thanks Darren, enjoy your Sunday, everyones, another day packing/moving/cleaning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55am fred:

Thanks Darren
@ngh: best of luck with the job search
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:55am northguineahills:

arigato, fred!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56am northguineahills:

Sounded (bruce) haackish!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Darren:

Thanks y'all I'll see you next week NOTHING CAN STOP ME
Avatar 5:58am Antonia:

bye everyone. thanks, darren for a great show.
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