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Options September 12, 2019

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Artist Track Approx. start time
doug gillard  thing with a hook (pseu's theme)   Options 0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
those pretty wrongs  hurricane of love   Options 0:03:12 (Pop‑up)
the roves  once a prefect   Options 0:05:57 (Pop‑up)
red kross  there's no one like you   Options 0:09:43 (Pop‑up)
pernice brothers  mint condition   Options 0:13:59 (Pop‑up)
fruit bats  drawn away   Options 0:16:46 (Pop‑up)
adam green  freeze my love   Options 0:20:42 (Pop‑up)
the lunar laugh   n/a   Options 0:23:22 (Pop‑up)
the pipers  smoke gets in your eyes   Options 0:27:15 (Pop‑up)
 
the schramms  spent   Options 0:38:20 (Pop‑up)
jay som  nighttime drive   Options 0:42:32 (Pop‑up)
pinky pinky  all the birds   Options 0:45:36 (Pop‑up)
carole king  sweet seasons   Options 0:48:32 (Pop‑up)
l.e.o.  the ol' college try   Options 0:51:58 (Pop‑up)
crybaby   true love will find you in the end   Options 0:55:10 (Pop‑up)
k mccarty  rocket ship   Options 0:58:05 (Pop‑up)
daniel johnston  without you   Options 1:02:37 (Pop‑up)
nrbq  dr.howard, dr. fine, dr. howard   Options 1:06:15 (Pop‑up)
claypool lennon delirium  toady man's hour   Options 1:07:33 (Pop‑up)
prince  manic monday   Options 1:10:31 (Pop‑up)
diva sweetly  wax on my candles   Options 1:13:26 (Pop‑up)
the everly brothers  talking to the flowers   Options 1:16:14 (Pop‑up)
 
weyes blood  a lot's gonna change   Options 1:35:20 (Pop‑up)
doug tuttle  i'll throw it all away   Options 1:40:39 (Pop‑up)
florist  i also have eyes   Options 1:44:42 (Pop‑up)
charly bliss  capacity   Options 1:47:51 (Pop‑up)
superdrag  i only want a place i can stay   Options 1:51:25 (Pop‑up)
julian leal  be mine   Options 1:55:35 (Pop‑up)
mercer  the studio   Options 2:00:03 (Pop‑up)
squires of the subterrain  dr. van derjagt   Options 2:03:45 (Pop‑up)
cliff hillis  suicide doors   Options 2:06:48 (Pop‑up)
ty segall  ice plant   Options 2:10:07 (Pop‑up)
say sue me  i know i'm kind of boring   Options 2:13:44 (Pop‑up)
rutles   double back alley   Options 2:16:38 (Pop‑up)
colin blunstone  andorra   Options 2:19:15 (Pop‑up)
ken sharp  rock & roll supershow   Options 2:22:50 (Pop‑up)
spoon  do you   Options 2:25:42 (Pop‑up)
tommy hoehn  she might look my way   Options 2:29:17 (Pop‑up)
 
summer fiction  she's bound to get hurt   Options 2:41:42 (Pop‑up)
the ocean blue  9pm direction   Options 2:46:51 (Pop‑up)
l'epee   dreams   Options 2:51:03 (Pop‑up)
the hollies  you need love   Options 2:54:35 (Pop‑up)
rachel sweet  who does lisa like?   Options 2:56:53 (Pop‑up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm lukavino:

YES
  Swag For Life Member 12:08pm PNX:

So THIS is what my Thursdays were missing!
  12:08pm rw:

Something about this show feels like home. It worries me a little but it feels like home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Krys O.:

Hellooooooo, Pseu!
Avatar 12:08pm Snoochienucci:

Thing with a hook!!
Avatar 12:08pm Rev. Turnip Druid:

PSEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuu.........
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Carmichael:

Heya Pseu and hookers. If loving Those Pretty Wrongs is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
Avatar 12:12pm Marshall Stacks:

New Redd Kross?! Happy to hear it.
Avatar 12:13pm fm Mike:

Heading out for the day, but this Red Kross is amazing. Love the guitar squeal-howls.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Krys O.:

It's so good to hear you again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm lukavino:

{hand claps intensify}
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Phillippe Bastille:

Welcome back Pseu.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Threemoons:

Yay Pseu is back!
  12:31pm Robin:

Yay... your show is back AND I now start work a little later on Thursdays. Very pleased with these developments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Hopey Sockmonkey:

I am absolutely seeing Redd Kross & The Melvins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Booz:

Welcome back Pseu with One P
  12:37pm tripod:

Pseu’s back! Solid Thursday lineup.
  12:38pm Ochre Ogre:

Hi Pseu, welcome to Thursday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Cool Runnings:

Glad you're back Pseu
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Doug in JC:

Welcome back!
Avatar 12:45pm Pseu Braun:

HEY YOUSE GUYS!!!! THANKS FOR THE WARM WELCOME!
  12:47pm Ochre Ogre:

Ha! Shoplifting at the Whole Foods (Amazon)
  12:49pm Joel St. Germain:

erm, welcome back Pseu!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Yes:

Great to have you back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Bill in W.O.:

I was driving when the show started but I damn sure was listening. Welcome back, Pseu! The heart's grown fonder, and stuff.
Avatar 12:57pm northguineahills:

Sonic Boom does a fine cover of "True Love Will Find You in the End" as Spectrum....
  12:58pm prudy:

glad you're back Pseu!
  1:01pm zephyr:

Hey Pseu....If you're not already completely familiar with it (I suspect you probably are) for masterful 'recent" pop I highly recommend "Cosmic Candy" by The Orion Experience (2007). He lived in my building in JC and gave me a copy when it was new. I still listen to it. Very solid stuff....
Avatar 1:03pm Pseu Braun:

played orion experience before - thanks!
  1:04pm Joel St. Germain:

thats zephyr told
Avatar 1:06pm Lixiviated Life:

Yo Pseu
  1:10pm Steven Sclafani:

His dad would have been so proud of him upon hearing this
  1:11pm Joel St. Germain:

hope this is the bangles version
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm Threemoons:

ZOMG I HAD NO IDEA THAT PRINCE COVERED THIS. LOVE IT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:12pm SSS:

Didn't Prince write this?
Avatar 1:13pm James in ATL:

Welcome back Pseu! I hope you had a great summer. It's nice you hear you again.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:14pm SSS:

Yes Pseu, big welcome back.. We sure need a real musicologist to keep us in line
Avatar 1:17pm Pseu Braun:

I ain't no musicologist..i'm counting on you dorks!
  1:18pm ChadKroeger:

Transients love talking to flowers
  1:19pm bobo:

@Pseu What is this counting skill you speak of?
  1:20pm Ochre Ogre:

Talking to the flowers, I smell what they're saying.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm SSS:

Heh heh...couldn't come up with another term, but...just my way of welcoming yous back.
  1:20pm ChadKroeger:

dork;
1. a contemptible, socially inept person.
2 a man's penis.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:21pm SSS:

HEY!!!...well, yeah.
  1:21pm Sally J.:

Pseu, did u eat Joel St Germain?
  1:23pm Sally J.:

Prince banged the Hoffs?
  1:23pm Ochre Ogre:

Wow, Everly Brothers, have to check out their older stuff.
  1:24pm prudy:

reign 'em in, Pseu!
  1:26pm Sally J.:

youre right pseu, far too many people comment for the sake of commenting
Avatar 1:26pm Roberto:

Velcum back Pseu!
  1:27pm ChadKroeger:

Sally J
Thats why they were called the BANGles (formerly the bangs)
  1:28pm Sean:

Medication takes a toll on the body too.
  1:29pm ChadKroeger:

Daniel Johnston killed himself?
Avatar 1:30pm northguineahills:

I can only find citations of him being designated w/ schizophrenia by the Boston Globe and the New York Press, so, take that w/ a grain of salt.

So far, it seems like a heart attack....
Avatar 1:31pm northguineahills:

@SSS:Yes, Prince wrote that song!
Avatar 1:32pm Lixiviated Life:

How about dryer lint?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm stephen adams in the uk:

welcome back pseu
  1:35pm Ochre Ogre:

Getting the right medication 'cocktail' can be difficult in itself.
  1:36pm Ochre Ogre:

Claypool Lennon are great in concert.
  1:37pm Fletchernyc:

Hey Pseu!!
I was at that Weyes Blood Show! I was tending bar on the 2nd floor
  1:37pm Sally J.:

i bet John would think they are
Avatar 1:37pm B/wad:

This is where i say she reminds me of Aimee Mann. Am I right Pseu???
Avatar 1:38pm Pseu Braun:

Fletcher, we got cocktails at the downstairs bar. ANOTHER handsome bartender was there and loaded my hendricks with extra!
Avatar 1:42pm Pseu Braun:

b/wad agreed on a "touch" of aimee, in the nasal passages. Natalie's range is quite beyond though.
  1:42pm prudy:

yeah, there's a solemnity about Weyes Blood that just really bothers me. Her voice does recall Aimee Mann, another vocalist I don't care for. But to each his/her own. Freeform forever...
Avatar 1:43pm Pseu Braun:

Agreed on the solemnity but so much beauty and femininity too
  1:46pm Ken B:

Great show today. That Weyes Blood track blew me away. Thanks!
  1:46pm Fletchernyc:

You are right about the Aimee Mann comparison... super-apparent live!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:50pm Bill in W.O.:

I'm a big Aimee Mann fan, but she doesn't have Ms. Mering's voice. I haven't loved the songs as much as Ms. Mann's, but I've tried because of Pseu's imprimatur. And this Charly Bliss, dang.
Avatar 1:54pm Pseu Braun:

Not an Aimee fan, respectfully. Natalie is aces above most musicians period. The live show really drove that home.
  1:54pm smoochie poo:

Weyes Blood, Cat Power....what’s the difference?
Avatar 1:56pm Pseu Braun:

Cat Powder. Also great to hear from the incel contig
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm Carmichael:

Thanks for the Daniel Johnston, Pseu. May he find some peace in the next life.
  2:02pm Fletchernyc:

To be clear, I only heard certain vocal qualities that are similar (timbre?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:06pm Jeezy:

The QUEEN of POP is back!!!! Yaaaay!!! You were missed, PSEU!!! Thanks for making life more bearable again!!
  2:09pm Mike Wolf:

Feel like we need yet another man’s opinion on Weyes Blood, so

She’s great. I love the new record, I think she’s made a unique path from underground bedroom psychedelia (which I also really liked) to her current singer-songwriter-orchestrator mode.

I also think female singers are about 10,000x more likely to be compared to one another (or, more accurately, to Cat Power) based on as little as a vocal inflection than male singers are.
Avatar 2:15pm Pseu Braun:

You get no argument here. Indie rock geezers see above
  2:16pm prudy:

for the record, I don't think Weyes Blood sounds anything like Cat Power. I like the rawness of some of Cat Power's work. Weye's Blood is way overproduced IMO...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:16pm Bill in W.O.:

@MW paragraph 3 - yup. Intuitively, you'd think it'd be the opposite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:17pm Carmichael:

YESSS! The Rutles, just like my avatar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm steveo:

hello; i'm probably a bad person because sometimes I can't tell the rutles from all non-ironic beatle copycat bands (and why aren't there two T's?)
  2:19pm Fletchernyc:

I always thought the Beatles sounded like these guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:19pm Bill in W.O.:

Heh, saw what you did there.
  2:19pm Websie:

flogging my memory right now
  2:20pm Websie:

steveo, bcz Rutland doesnt have two Ts
Avatar 2:20pm Pseu Braun:

Ringo and Cat Power...can't distinguish - same wig
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:20pm Krys O.:

I think that Weyes Blood has a similar quality to Jennifer Warnes when she just went by Jennifer and was on the Smothers Brothers show. I admire Natalie Mering.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Carmichael:

Wow, solo Colin Blunstone. You're killin' it, Pseu!
  2:21pm Ken B:

And now Blunstone! wowza
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:21pm Krys O.:

Ooh, gotta listen to my Colin Blunstone albums when I get home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Carmichael:

Ken Sharp sounds like Marc Bolan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:25pm Carmichael:

Or maybe Sweet.
  2:25pm Fletchernyc:

So glad you are back Pseu:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:26pm SSS:

I was sure this was T Rex!
Avatar 2:26pm Michael Shelley:

enjoying all this quite a bit
  2:30pm rw:

That's why Ringo grew the mustache
Avatar 2:30pm Pseu Braun:

Tommy Hoehn, the poor man's Roger Waters
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:30pm Bill in W.O.:

And then there's the early record where Britt Daniel sounds like Frank Black
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:33pm Listener Scott:

I rarely get to catch your show live, Pseu, so I gotta thank you for all the shows and also that awesome yellow surfer t-shirt
  2:41pm Ochre Ogre:

Thought that was T Rex too, heard parts of it. Gotta listen agin in the archives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:41pm Carmichael:

Boston doesn't even sound like Boston.
  2:41pm rw:

Who sounds like Boston?
  2:42pm Ochre Ogre:

I just crashed into a huge oak tree
Avatar 2:43pm V Priceless:

welcome back to the 'waves, Pseu!
Avatar 2:43pm Pseu Braun:

Thanks Listener Scott! I wore my shirt to the ShopRite in my town.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:43pm Carmichael:

Oak trees remind me of maple trees.
Avatar 2:43pm Pseu Braun:

VP!!!!!!!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:44pm queems:

so glad this show is back! it's perfect for thursday!
  2:45pm Ochre Ogre:

@Carmichael- Haw! Maple trees remind me of syrup.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:46pm SSS:

A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet. Comparisons of smells or sounds are difficult to avoid because either will come when they are triggered from something that already got into our head as a pleasant or otherwise, formed memory.
  2:46pm Fletchernyc:

Pseu has More Than a Feeling about comparisons.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:47pm Carmichael:

HA HA HA Fletchernyc ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:48pm SSS:

Oh yes, and some of my favorite pass times are camp humor, simple goofiness and plain crazy ramblin'.
Avatar 2:48pm Pseu Braun:

Clever boy. SSS I think more music should be evaluated by smell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:49pm SSS:

NOW we'er talkin'!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:51pm Bill in W.O.:

Worked OK with The Raspberries debut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:52pm SSS:

Scratch and sniff 45s
  2:52pm Ochre Ogre:

Yep Pseu, I smell what what yer saying.
  2:53pm Ochre Ogre:

Love this song!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:54pm Carmichael:

Gotta hit the lunch line. Thanks for that there show there, Pseu.
  2:54pm wfmu_listener_phillip:

HEY glad to se Pseu on the air again. smileys all around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm Krys O.:

Man, three hours went by too fast. Thanks, Pseu!
  2:55pm rw:

THXPSEU!
  2:57pm Ochre Ogre:

Welcome back Pseu, thanks!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Estatic that you're back, young lady!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:57pm Bill in W.O.:

Nothing else sounds like Thing With A Hook. Probably couldn't tell I was excited you're back or anything.
  12:07pm Marie:

Hey Pseu, so glad you're back! Thanks.
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