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A pennant-winning battery of songland. Ongoing feature: Single File, a half-hour of randomly selected small records with big holes.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
Lionel Hampton  You're the One That I Want   Options Lionel Hampton's Grease  Laurie  1978  LP      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Retrospect Quartet  Just Can't Get Enough   Options Words Fail Us  Retro  2014  MP3      0:07:41 (Pop‑up)
Hugo Montenegro  Daniel   Options Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John  RCA  1975  LP  welcome to my esteemed co-host!    0:11:10 (Pop‑up)
20th Century Steel Band  Love Theme   Options Steel Pan-demonium!: Surface Noise 2020 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2020  CD-R  Pledges of $75 get you my new premium  *   0:13:49 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Russell  Come to Life   Options Iowa Dream  Audika  2019  CD  our first prize today! a double LP!    0:23:48 (Pop‑up)
A Girl Called Eddy  Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart   Options Been Around  Elefant  2019  CD      0:27:46 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Russell  I Never Get Lonesome   Options Iowa Dream  Audika  2019  CD  giving it away very soon!    0:36:18 (Pop‑up)
Bill Fay  Filled with Wonder Again   Options Countless Branches  Dead Oceans  2020  CD  our next prize! $20 or more gets you in the running  *   0:43:12 (Pop‑up)
Bill Orcutt  Odds Against Tomorrow   Options Odds Against Tomorrow  Palilalia  2019  CD  sweetening the pot: adding a second prize! This one is a CD    0:45:38 (Pop‑up)
Bert Jansch and John Renbourn  Tic-Tocative   Options Bert and John  Transatlantic  2001  CD  From 1966    0:49:27 (Pop‑up)
The Katzenjammers  Cars   Options Steel Pan-demonium!: Surface Noise 2020 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2020  CD-R    *   0:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Estela Magnone / Jaime Roos  Tras Tus Ojos   Options América Invertida: Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk from 80s Uruguay  VampiSoul  2019  LP  our next prize! pledges of $20 or more    1:08:46 (Pop‑up)
The Allman Brothers  Little Martha   Options Duane Allman: An Anthology  Capricorn  1972  LP  for Tim in Hoboken    1:13:17 (Pop‑up)
Mariana Ingold  Capítulos   Options América Invertida: Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay (V/A)  VampiSoul  2019  LP  last chance to snag this one!    1:15:54 (Pop‑up)
BWIA Sunjets Steel Orchestra  Theme from Love Story   Options Steel Pan-demonium!: Surface Noise 2020 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2020  CD-R    *   1:18:12 (Pop‑up)
Trio Ternura  A Gira   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Three  Mr Bongo  2019  LP  our new prize!    1:31:53 (Pop‑up)
Mister Cumbia  La Cumbia del Coronavirus   Options single  Mister Cumbia  2020  MP3    *   1:34:50 (Pop‑up)
Galt McDermott  Coffee Cold   Options Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Three  Mr Bongo  2019  LP  about to give this away! call now, not too many people in the running    1:38:29 (Pop‑up)
Single File: a little mini one
The Monroes  What Do All the People Know   Options single  Alfa  1982  45      1:50:04 (Pop‑up)
A Flock of Seagulls  Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)   Options single  Arista  1983  45      1:52:57 (Pop‑up)
The Five Americans  Western Union   Options single  Abnak  1967  45      1:57:13 (Pop‑up)
The Gist  Yanks   Options Tim Peaks: Songs for a Late-Night Diner  Ace  2020  CD  From 1980; our new prize!    2:10:12 (Pop‑up)
Steel Harmony  Transmission   Options Steel Pan-demonium!: Surface Noise 2020 Marathon Premium  WFMU  2020  CD-R  my premium!  *   2:12:24 (Pop‑up)
The Darling Buds  Do You Have to Break My Heart   Options Crawdaddy  Epic  1990  LP      2:14:39 (Pop‑up)
SUSS  Sundowner   Options High Line  Northern Spy  2019  LP  adding this prize to the docket!    2:18:16 (Pop‑up)
Wall of Voodoo  Ring of Fire   Options Wall of Voodoo EP  Index  1980  10"      2:22:40 (Pop‑up)
The Little Shadows  Time for Peace   Options The Time for Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us  Luaka Bop  2019  CD  our next prize, get in the running    2:39:21 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:02am 12539:

Boing Boing McBOING!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:03am Marley P. Dogg:

Need those Yip Yip pledges people
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am Strandlund:

The Great Joe McGasko!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am Brian in UK:

Hey Joe, remembered the time change!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:04am Handy Haversack:

Morning, all! Let the Pledgetastic argosy set sail!
  9:04am The illuminated void:

burn the witch burn the witch
Avatar 9:05am Snoochienucci:

yip yip everyone!
Avatar 9:06am Motis:

That's Lionel Hampton's PERSONAL Grease
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:06am Colleen:

Oh Joe....Its alredy amazing!!!
  9:06am queems:

howdy joe & all!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:07am Tim 07030:

Good morning, Joe! To use one of my father's favorite expressions, Lionel Hampton would do anything for a buck.
Avatar 9:07am Joe McG:

Welcome to the show, everyone! You're the one(s) that I want...to call! Join me and Daniel B. for the next 3 hours of fun and fundraising.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am Andrew_in_WI:

Marimba, xylophone?
Avatar 9:09am Motis:

WFMU has so many international listeners! How do they even hear about it? Brian, you're in the Untied Kindgom, how did you become aware of a radio station in New Jersey, The Colonies?
  9:09am ParUbi □ □ □ □:

Greetings from Pittsburgh!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:09am Daniel Blumin:

Pledge for the Surface Noise, peoples! No dilly-dallying! Get Joe some ducats! 800.989.9368! wfmu.org/donate works swell too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:11am melinda:

Hi Joe & Daniel!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:11am steveo:

good morning joe; i just can't get enough, but will settle for 3 hours
Avatar 9:11am Motis:

  9:11am The illuminated void:

Just so one knows. when one does a search on google the information coming back is censored. there is no free flow of information online unless you communicate directly with someone. all aglorhytms have been adjusted to meet the need of the mainstream ideology and to keep the culture homogenized. just like WFMU cutting some opinions off in the name of alternatives
  9:11am morphe':

I'm, in parts, hearing Shark Shark Shark song?
Avatar 9:12am Motis:

Go somewhere else if you have a problem with WFMU, crazypants
  9:13am paul:

You're right. Baby shark.....
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:13am steveo:

baby shark only has one note, so every song sounds like it in parts?
Avatar 9:13am Motis:

Good point, steveo
Avatar 9:14am Motis:

So could the person who wrote BABY SHARK sue anyone who puts out a song with that note in it? Hmmmmmmmm
  9:15am morphe':

Thanks Steve -- As they say of my family ...couldn't arry a tune in a wheelBarrow and the only singer in our family was a sewing machine - 2 true Irish bits
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:15am Handy Haversack:

Could be the stars in my ears.
  9:15am paul:

Did Daniel invent the Blumin Onion?
  9:18am morphe':

Joe... when yer Pan Premium arrives, it will be delivered to PoS and be throughly enjoyed - might even get copied - not for profit but for the love of Pan...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:18am Colleen:

OOooohhhh soooooo gooooood
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:18am Daniel Blumin:

Get that premium and up your happiness quotient! 75 dollars!!!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:19am Webhamster Henry:

My arms hurt listening to these pan rolls!
  9:19am The illuminated void:

Once the native Americans believed everything was alive and we killed them. so much for crazy pants
Avatar 9:19am Motis:

Henry, you're supposed to listen to them with your EARS.
Avatar 9:21am EdziuS:

  9:22am Charlie Spademan:

Full MOUSE moon, fundraising
Avatar 9:23am Motis:

Do you know what's worse than biting into the Moon and finding a mouse?
  9:23am morphe':

Worm Moon =The last Full Moon of the winter season in March is the Worm Moon because of the earthworms that come out at the end of winter. Is is also known as the Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, and Chaste Moon. The Old English/Anglo-Saxon name is Lenten Moon.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25am karlward:

Iowa Dream is a lovely record. You need it. PLEDGE
Avatar 9:25am Motis:

OK, do you know what's worse than biting into the Moon and finding a worm?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:25am Webhamster Henry:

A 2 year old friend of mine was actually playing with an earthworm on Saturday. #wormmoonisreal
Avatar 9:26am Joe McG:

I never actually heard the term Worm Moon until today.
Avatar 9:27am Joe McG:

I quite like "Sugar Moon"!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27am ParUbi:

I guess this is when the soil thaws and they come up to greet the robins
Avatar 9:27am Motis:

I like Tom Waits' "a bit of a buttery Cue Ball Moon"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:28am Ken From Hyde Park:

Next month will be the Hand Sanitizer Moon.
Avatar 9:29am Motis:

ParUbi: if by 'greet' you mean scream "COME AND EAT ME"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:29am melinda:

Sugar Moon has more appeal.
Avatar 9:30am Motis:

"High Fructose Corn Syrup Moon"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:30am ParUbi:

March moon names from Wikipedia: March: "Worm Moon", "Crow Moon", "Sap Moon", "Crust Moon", "Lenten Moon", "Wind Moon"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31am Phillippe Bastille:

Nice! Glad to hear Eddy back!
Avatar 9:32am Motis:

"Breaking Wind Moon"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:32am Daniel Blumin:

Pledge 20 bux or more an enter to win the Arthur Russell dubble lp!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:33am Handy Haversack:

I was gonna say something about the etymology of the serviceberry and how these days you don't have to wait nearly as long to dig graves, but Wikipedia just told me that everything I thought was wrong. So ... happy Worm Moon, everyone!

Morning, @Phillippe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34am Phillippe Bastille:

Hey Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:35am melinda:

"It's all about chastity at WFMU" that's the funniest thing I've heard yet this marathon.
Avatar 9:36am Motis:

Shhhh, Handy. . . you'll start an amelanchier
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37am AndyIowa:

Morning DB, JM and fellow ‘FMU fans! Happy Marathon Week 2. Let’s get that goal. -AndyIowa in Brooklyn
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:37am Handy Haversack:

It's shad-a-licious. Baby.
Avatar 9:38am Motis:

Sorbus, sorbet. . . I can't tell the diff
Avatar 9:39am Snoochienucci:

Arthur Russell - always love everything i hear from him on WFMU, i NEVER remember to listen to him on my own thou. there are probably quite a few artist that i do that with lol
Avatar 9:40am Mike & Dusty:

the Drill Sergeant! the original dB!
  9:40am morphe':

Iowa... surprised never Clay spin this?
Avatar 9:40am Motis:

Here ya go, Snooch:

Avatar 9:41am Motis:

The Crazy World of Arthur Russell
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:43am Handy Haversack:

Smooth Joe McGasko very smoothly helped me through the process of upping my Swag for Life -- and I'm sure he can do the same for YOU!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:44am Daniel Blumin:

Morning, Andy and thx fer yr pledge!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:47am Daniel Blumin:

Hear, hear! Handy!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:49am Daniel Blumin:

Bill Orcutt CD and Bill Fay LP's could be yrs fer a pledge of 20 dollaz or more! wfmu.org or 800.989.9368!
  9:50am chresti Griffith Park:

Watching morning moon, drinking coffee with morning surface noise before work
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:50am Handy Haversack:

Good morning, Chresti!
  9:51am chresti Griffith Park:

Morning Handy!
Avatar 9:51am Motis:

Chresti: Still hungover from the Pink Floyd Laserium show, I hope?
  9:52am chresti Griffith Park:

Motis, always hungover!
Avatar 9:53am Motis:

Avatar 9:54am Motis:

Griffith Park is one of the things I miss about growing up in L.A.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:57am steveo:

more cowbell!
Avatar 🎸 9:57am PKNY:

I've known this version of "Cars" through a DJ Shadow mix a few years back, but never did a full background check on the Katzenjammers. From the Discogs, they also do a Captain & Tennille cover on this record!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:57am P20:

Just pledged (again), hoping for the Orcutt record!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:58am Yes:

Good morning all
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 9:59am Handy Haversack:

Rolled a 19 for you on my desk icosahedron, @P20, so that's pretty good!
Avatar 10:00am Mike & Dusty:

Daniel sounds like Joe Biden, if he were a little younger and cooler, and more honest too.
Avatar 10:01am Motis:

Biden refuses to decriminalize music though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:06am Knormalish:

I never win anything ... Best. Monday. Ever! - Kendra
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:08am Handy Haversack:

*And* the Providence Plantations.
Avatar 10:09am modern blaze:

Joe, Daniel. yeah...
  Swag For Life Member 10:09am zzz:

definitely still have all my many CDs and no plans to get rid of them, people come over and think i am crazy. will CDs have a resurgence ?? decent used jazz CDs are surprisingly not cheap
Avatar 10:10am modern blaze:

cd-r is good for share. think institute
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:10am P20:

I prefer LPs but a lot of the new jazz I like only comes out on CD. The "death of the CD" is not good news for smaller jazz labels putting out releases of less-popular music.
Avatar 10:11am Motis:

zzz: The thing about CDs is that they are utterly trivial to convert to a format -- like FLAC or MP3 -- that is not dependent on a medium.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:12am Handy Haversack:

Love everything I hear off this América Invertida record -- but no working turntable around the Haversackery right now ...
  10:12am yes:

This comp sounds cool
Avatar 10:12am Motis:

So if we ignore the collectible value of some vinyl and are only talking about the value of the music, I'd MUCH rather inherit a giant CD collection than a giant vinyl collection.
Avatar 10:12am Joe McG:

Pledges of $20 or more gets you in the running for this gorgeous collection of uncollected Uruguayan music from the '80s.
Avatar 10:13am Motis:

This is nice and soothing
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:14am Andrew Waterloo:

I don't believe the vinyl resurgence could have gone as far without download cards and streaming
Avatar 10:15am Motis:

The "vinyl resurgence" is not all that real, though. If you look at a graph of vinyl sales back in the days before CD, and compare with the spike that represents the so-called 'resurgence,' it makes it look just silly to call it that.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:15am Andrew Waterloo:

I think jazz and classical will retain the use of CDs the same way hip-hop and dance retained the use of vinyl.
Avatar 10:16am Motis:

Small jazz labels and others putting out music on CD shouldn't be in trouble. . . they're already producing digital music, and can now stop wasting money putting it on CDs, and push it straight to Internet instead. It should represent a cost savings, not a problem.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:17am Andrew Waterloo:

@Mortis, people take for granted how much CDs did surge in the 90s. Heck some even like to say the music biz wasn't doing well. I wish I still had the article, but one researched linked the surge to easing of credit, and the drop to the credit crunch.
Avatar 10:17am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

I'm here for the music and camaraderie, good morning everyone.
Avatar 10:18am Motis:

Andrew Waterloo: I'm not talking about the surge of CD sales; I'm talking about the so-called "vinyl resurgence," which is MINUSCULE compared with vinyl sales pre-CD.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:18am Tim 07030:

haha. And I have a sister named Martha, Joe!
Avatar 10:19am Motis:

Here, check this graph out:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:19am Andrew Waterloo:

@Motis. But, jazz is still very much a performance medium and the fans aren't interested in buying T-shirts. The CDs still play a valuable role as merchandise.
Avatar 10:20am Motis:

Andrew Waterloo: OK, that sounds like a true thing. . . but thumb drives are cheaper and not dependent on a device that is quickly becoming archaic and rare.
Avatar 10:21am Motis:

Pretty much every computer still has USB; fewer and fewer have CD or DVD drives.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am Andrew Waterloo:

@Motis. But, most jazz fans are older and own a stereo with a CD component
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:21am Tim 07030:

I want to watch Ali McGraw waste away to THIS version!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:22am Andrew Waterloo:

@Motis.. it's also not hard to find a USB optical player.
Avatar 10:22am Motis:

Andrew, that sounds a little defeatist when you extrapolate a little. . . it's like you're saying jazz is dying.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:22am P20:

@Motis: I guess you are right. I just looed at the website of Pi records pirecordings.com... and now everything is available as a Bandcamp download as well as CD.
Avatar 10:23am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Dear Motis, I agree with your accuracy on the use of the phrase but do you think "some people are now buying (vinyl) records that never did before" would get much attention? It's just another "flavor of the moment" thing to get attention, in my opinion. Also, SOME of us never stopped buying LPs.
They just got harder to find in most instances.
Avatar 10:23am Motis:

Where can I buy an Edison wax cylinder to USB drive?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:23am P20:

@Motis: It took them a while to get there though, for a long time if I wanted to hear, say, Henry Threadgill's "Zooid", my only option was CD
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:23am Andrew_in_WI:

Remind listeners that Bill Orcutt used to be in Harry Pussy
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:24am Daniel Blumin:

Congrats, Kendra! Who'll be the next have a fancypants Monday win????
Avatar 10:24am Motis:

P20: Maybe not your ONLY option, but your only legal option. Torrent sites have had ripped CDs for decades now.
  10:24am melinda:

I like CDs, having everything stored in a computer or MP3 player seems too vulnerable.
Avatar 10:25am Motis:

melinda: If you're not backing up your hard drive regularly, you're DOIN' IT WRONG
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:25am P20:

@Motis: that may be true but I'd rather pay Henry Threadgill for his wonderful music.
Avatar 10:27am Motis:

P20: I happen to have some specialized knowledge regarding the uses of BitTorrent, and I have to object to the idea -- aggressively spread by the MPAA and RIAA -- that torrenters are just thieves. Most of them are happy to pay for music and movies that are worth paying for; they just don't want to pay for music and movies the way one might pay a carnival barker to see the Feejee Mermaid. Also, some people honestly cannot afford to pay for CDs or DVDs; should they be denied culture because of poverty?
Avatar 10:29am Motis:

There's a Viggo Mortensen film called THE MAN FROM EARTH that was low-budget and released straight to DVD. . . the torrenting community liked it and spread it far and wide on torrent sites. As a result, a huge number of unexpected DVD sales were made, and the producers and director of the film publicly thanked torrenters for sharing it around and making it a success.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:31am P20:

@Motis: For stuff that is in-print and readily purchasable I don't think it's really justifiable.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:32am Andrew Waterloo:

@Motis, no.. just saying that jazz has a particular audience and will continue to behave differently than other genres. Jazz smaller but very active live audience. Eventually people will move on to simply logging onto band camp or bookmarking on a streaming service, but for now the audience likes to be able to get a CD of the performance... something tactile, all though the nature of jazz is the performance is often not on record yet.
Avatar 10:32am Motis:

The only releases that make less money because of torrenting are gigantic corporate-backed stuff. . . and frankly, I don't care at all if the new Metallica album or Spiderman XXVII make nine gajillion billion dollars instead of ten.

Independent releases BENEFIT from being freely shared, because people are basically good, and want to give money to artists whose work they like.

Once upon a time, I was able to do polling within a closed, trusted community of over 20,000 torrenters. . . and 83% of them said they still bought CDs and DVDs even though they knew how to get whatever they wanted for free.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:33am Andrew Waterloo:

torrenting collapsed the perceived value of media.
Avatar 10:33am Motis:

Andrew Waterloo: They don't need CDs for that, though. . . they could buy access to music on a website, for instance.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:33am P20:

@Motis: All very standard arguments that I've heard many times before. I'm still not buying it.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:34am Andrew Waterloo:

@Motis... argue all you want.. That's the way it is. Come out to a jazz show sometime and experience reality.
Avatar 10:34am Motis:

P20: "stuff that is in-print and readily purchasable" is still stuff you may not have heard or seen, though. Would you buy a car without test-driving it, or even being able to look at it? That's what I meant by my "Feejee Mermaid" analogy. . . there's a tent with an exhibit in it, and you have to pay some sleazy carney to look inside. NO, you don't get your money back if what's in the tent is just shit, or a scam.
Avatar 10:35am Motis:

Torrenting is NOT theft; it's try-before-you-buy. My polling proved that.
  Swag For Life Member 10:35am zzz:

i dont know much about torrenting, but doesnt a, for example, small jazz label (not to mention the artists themselves) stand to not really make any $ from streaming exclusively? Not an expert in this ...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:35am P20:

@Motis: This is how the music business works. People who produce and sell products get to decide how they want to sell them. It's not up to you to create a new business model. If you don't want to see the "Feejee Mermaid", walk away from the carnival barker.
Avatar 10:36am Motis:

zzz: The outlay for offering the music online is MUCH less than producing CDs, so there's far less risk, and a bigger or equivalent profit margin at a much lower price.
Avatar 10:37am Motis:

P20: That's NOT how the music business works, because the RIAA cannot stop people from sharing. What you're describing is how the RIAA wishes the music business would work, but doesn't anymore.
Avatar 10:38am Motis:

And again, your bluenosed insistence on buying into the RIAA's bullshit means that poor people get denied culture because they cannot afford it. You think that's a good thing, really?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:38am P20:

@Motis: I mean, that's how record stores work. There's no "test drive". (Unless you go to a very cool record store!)
Avatar 10:38am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

This thread seems like a smokescreen- just pony up and get your radio/heart icons, THEN chitter-chatter all you want about the cost of goods and services. Listening now? Contribute. For Joe, for the kids.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:38am Daniel Blumin:

The goal has been set - help Joe get there, everyone!!! wfmu.org/donate or 800.989.9368
Avatar 10:38am Motis:

Back in the day, LOTS of record stores had in-store turntables with headphones, so you could indeed try before buying.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:38am Handy Haversack:

I had to go talk to my boss about how terrible everything is -- who won América Invertida, and would you describe their joy level as "elevated"?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:39am P20:

@Motis: yeah, how about a pledge to WFMU to show you are not just being cheap?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:39am tim from champaign (now washington):

Hey Joe! Keep pledging folks! Let's get Joe to his goal.
  10:39am Yes:

This is fun
Avatar 10:40am Motis:

I'm very sick and completely broke and living on the charity of my friends, P20. It's sad to say and hard to admit, but it's true. I cannot afford culture. I can't afford to give money to WFMU. I wish I could; I love this station and want it to be well-funded.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:40am Daniel Blumin:

Will in Philly, Handy! And yes I dare say very elevated!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am Handy Haversack:

Well, that Phllies me with joy, too!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:41am P20:

@Motis: Sorry, not trying to make you feel bad.
Avatar 10:41am Marc Francis:

Howdy Joe! Howdy Daniel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:41am Alvy Singer:

Mister Cumbia is right. Don't forget to wash your hands.
Avatar 10:42am Motis:

My entire life savings has been eaten away by medical expenses, and if I did not have people who love me, I would already be dead, or at least dying in a gutter somewhere, exposed to the elements and begging for food.

If you hate me and that makes you feel glee, then enjoy it. I'm not proud of my situation and don't like airing it about, but it's the truth and it's why I don't have a pledge icon.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:42am Daniel Blumin:

Howdy, Marc!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:42am P20:

@Motis: No hate and I'm really sorry
  10:42am melinda:

@Motis I am backing up my hard drive regularly. Having CDs, vinyl or cassettes means you can still play music when your computer or device is on the fritz or your internet goes down.
  10:42am Yami:

Lol Joe! You really played it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:42am ParUbi:

América Invertida? As in the artwork?
Avatar 10:43am Motis:

P20: So this makes what you're saying about the music industry business model personal. They're not going to get any money out of me because I don't have any. . . but you're saying that THEREFORE, I should be denied access to music and movies, even though I can get them without it costing the industry people a cent.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:44am P20:

@Motis: it's a little complicated and I don't want to argue any more. I'm really sorry for your situation.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:46am P20:

@Motis: I'm sorry this turned into an argument. Really, all I was trying to say is that I prefer supporting small labels by buying their products. I'm not a shill for the RIAA and I'm not trying to make you or anyone feel bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am ParUbi:

Like Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh people represent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:48am Lewis:

If only there was someone in Pittsburgh with a really strong WFMU connection...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:49am TomDash:

Hey Joe & Daniel - great show, as always - good luck hitting your goal! Joe, I'm from Allentown - how about you?
Avatar 10:49am Motis:

See, the MIAA and RIAA have put decades of effort into trying to convince people that every single free download by torrenters is a LOST SALE. That isn't true; many people download for free stuff that they wouldn't or couldn't pay for anyway.

On the other hand, sharing stuff around means more people get exposed to it, and those who love it are mostly -- 83%, anyway -- then willing to go out and buy a copy of it. Further polling revealed that they do this because they like to support artists, and because they like having tangibles like the art that comes in a CD or DVD jewel case.

The picture of torrenters as evil thieves is utterly false.

I already mentioned THE MAN FROM EARTH; other indie releases have benefited greatly from filesharing as well. Corey Doctorow releases all his novels as free torrents before they come out in paperback, because when he had no audience, he did that as an experiment with his first novel, and BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKED IT (an important point), he sold a ton more than he expected when it came out as a physical book.
  10:49am Brendan:

@Joe well said. You are like the compounding pharmacy of music, concocting just the elixir we need.
  10:49am melinda:

@Lewis haha
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:49am Handy Haversack:

Pittsburgh! Yinze are bringing it!

I live in the small, provincial town of Brooklyn and get pretty much all of my news and current events from WFMU.
Avatar 10:51am Motis:

I'm not mad at you P2, but I hope you see my points clearer now.

Those small jazz labels you want to support would BENEFIT from putting out authorized torrents, and including a text file telling people how to pay for the music. . . but a lot of people who can't or won't buy it will download it, which is fine, and anyone who downloads it and doesn't think it's good isn't going to pay for it, which is also fine.
  10:51am morphe':

Time change- as I wrote on Clay's show.. Europe does not change time until the 29th so some listeners(many) here might be off schedule - a
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:54am Daniel Blumin:

Pledge fer the dang Monroes!!!!!! And that drum fill coming!!!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:55am Matt Fiveash:

Hi Joe & Blumin!! Much as I hate to interrupt this vigorous debate, I must report that I received an in-person cash donation for the marathon from a customer at work yesterday. 220 bucks! Thanks to luddite pals Bruno and Garrett in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Avatar 10:55am Roberto:

Nice drum fill!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:55am Handy Haversack:

Woo hoo! There it is! Pledge it up!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:55am Daniel Blumin:

Oh crap - the big guns!!! Pledge ya, Freeformists!
Avatar 10:56am Motis:

I just want to point out that this is NOT a fight, and as far as I know, nobody talking about filesharing is angry. We're just having a discussion.
Avatar 10:56am Joe McG:

@MattF: Wow, now that's pretty cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:56am tim from champaign (now washington):

Go luddites!
Avatar 10:56am PersistanceOfVision:

Anyone elses stream messed up?
Avatar 10:56am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Do it for the 'Gulls. Do it for the pomps and shoulder pads. Just pledge. If you can, that is. Great show per always, sir.
Avatar 10:57am Motis:

@PersistanceOfVision: All good here in Florida; must be a local problem.
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:58am 12539:

My stream is full of big hair.
  10:58am John from Florham park:

Oh god not the seagulls NOOOO
  10:58am melinda:

@Matt cool!
Avatar 10:58am Motis:

A Flock of Haircut 100 Luftballoon Duran
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:59am P20:

Peace. (and Pizza).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 10:59am Matt Fiveash:

Joe- Will hand you the money, wrapped in bar napkin with their snail mail address written on it, later!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:59am ParUbi:

Sounds like this record has experienced a lot of love over the years
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Daniel Blumin:

Now that's great news, Matt! Better than Western Union!
  11:00am John from Florham park:

@Parubi Flock of seagulls oh HELL NO
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Matt Fiveash:

Avatar 11:00am Motis:

'Western Union' always makes me think of briefs, aka "y-fronts" to our UK friends. . . because "DUN-DA-DUNs" are what we called them when I was a kid, thanks to Superman wearing his on the outside.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Webhamster Henry:

Western Union: It's Joe's "Thing With A Hook"
Avatar 11:01am Motis:

"The Tighty Whities" would be a pretty sweet band name
  11:02am Chi Bill:

Wow! Western Union! Don't think I heard in 50 years! Very nice past blast, thanks Joe! Hey! what's that noise?!?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Jessie:

Happy Monday! Enjoying this great show.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Handy Haversack:

That was only like 270 revolutions!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am ParUbi:

Any DJs like to play the reel-to-reels? Someone mentioned that there are a pile of them in the basement or something.
  11:05am John from Florham park:

@Handy morning
@Parubi morning
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am ParUbi:

You did! Good work, Daniel!
Avatar 11:05am PersistanceOfVision:

This YINZER donated Friday!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:05am steveo:

When I was a young teen, I mailed a cassette to my favorite commercial station and asked them to play it. They actually wrote back to apologize that the sound quality was too low. (It was Bob & Doug McKenzie)
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Handy Haversack:

Hey, John! How's the Monday so far?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am ParUbi:

Hi @John!
  11:06am John from Florham park:

Question for the listmind, how big is the famous record library that WFMU has
  11:06am Brendan:

Western Union, what ? Were the telegraph and pony express down today?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:06am steveo:

my father and his family are from Pittsburgh, but I can't recall any of them saying "yinz"
Avatar 11:06am Motis:

ParUbi: Oooooh, I hope someone gives them some love soon. Those old reel-to-reels have a big problem as they age, with the coating coming off the substrate. There are companies that will do a special baking process on them so that you can play them ONCE and digitize them. . . god knows how much music has been lost because it was on old tape.

One nice thing about vinyl is that it is well-suited to preserve music through long periods during which it is out of vogue, for later discovery by new generations.
  11:07am John from Florham park:

@Handy fell asleep and I had stuff to do but all finished
  11:07am JakeGould:

Hello Joe and Danie!!

Remember, if you hold onto your tuchus, wash your hands for 20 seconds afterwards.
  11:07am Brendan:

@steveo those hosers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Greg from ZONE 5:

Mindfulness for Jabronis.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Handy Haversack:

One very comforting thing I like about western PA is how you can just order "lager" and no one is confused and you are served Yuengling.

I need to live in the world of TV beer, where you just have to order "beer" and then you are served it. If it's in a can that just says "BEER," so much the better.

I'd like to fall asleep again, John!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am ParUbi:

I swear the tape is the premium I'm most excited about, especially after hearing Clay's piece
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am ParUbi:

I love Pittsburgh more than I thought I would. Moved here 7 years ago or so, and it's a... very FMU type of city
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:10am P20:

@HH: I've been in Germany and said "Ein Bier bitte" and it worked, no questions asked. Or else maybe they just thought I was an idiot.
  11:10am John from Florham park:

@Handy the bad thing about falling asleep is that I miss stuff on WFMU
  11:11am melinda:

@ParUbi I missed that one, must be good.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:12am Handy Haversack:

@P20, yeah, hard to know, but I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt!

@ParUbi, I have not spent as much time as I'd like in Pittsburgh, but I have only ever had good times there, and I find it beautiful. Hope to get out there at some point this spring for some urban canoeing.
  11:12am John from Florham park:

@Parubi that surprised me about Pittsburgh, I know it is not all style and the Steelers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am tim from champaign (now washington):

@Handy - are you old enough to remember generic products that were self labeled? Like generic beer just had BEER printed on the can.
  11:12am John from Florham park:

I mean steel parubi
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:13am P20:

@tim from champaign: have you ever seen "Repo Man" ?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:13am Handy Haversack:

@tim, yes! In grocery stores -- I found it so comforting. It somehow just eases a brain itch for me for brand names and styles to be discarded.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Lewis:

  11:14am melinda:

@Par what is an FMU-type city? Sounds appealing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am ParUbi:

@John-- that makes more sense. Pittsburgh has a lot of culture and music for a fairly small city.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am tim from champaign (now washington):

I could be opening a can of worms with this statement, but I've always considered Pittsburgh and Western PA to be part of the midwest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am ParUbi:

@melinda-- lots of museums, record stores, bookstores, live music, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am tim from champaign (now washington):

@P20 - you know it!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:14am Daniel Blumin:

See, if I had this in my record bag back at UCL, I would've gotten the gig, Joe!
  11:15am melinda:

@P20 one of my favorite movies
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:15am Handy Haversack:

Oh, this is amazing, Joe McG.

I keep trying to find 30 seconds to listen to the movie a friend took during gaming of my dog sucking on a bison bone, but I can't stop the Surface Noise!
Avatar 11:15am βrian:

I always considered Michigan to be part of the midwest. Then I moved to Wisconsin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am ParUbi:

Pittsburgh is definitely rust belt, so I can see the Midwest point. But I moved to PA from the west coast, so it's all the East to me.
Avatar 11:17am Motis:

@Handy Haversack: I lived in Moscow, Russia for a year and a half, and in China for five years. . . all the brand names there get COUNTERFEITED, so it's extra double super secret mondo confusing.

One day in China, I ambled into an electronics store and saw shelf after shelf laden with SONY equipment, which baffled me at first, because SONY is a Japanese brand, and why would the Chinese import all that expensive stuff when they make so much of their own? Then I took a closer look and saw that the SONY logo, while otherwise perfect, actually said SQNY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am tim from champaign (now washington):

Definitely Rust belt midwest.
Avatar 11:18am Motis:

In Russia you run into an awful lot of counterfeit Stolichnaya, and Baltika beer. If you're lucky, it will be good, and not contain much antifreeze.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:18am P20:

Rust belt != Midwest
  11:18am Brendan:

In former Soviet Union, state produced beer is called B33R -it is only beer available. Not good ,but better than state sanctioned Vodka which is called ‘Vodka’ and only suitable for tractor fuel.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:19am P20:

Rust belt starts in upstate NY.
Avatar 11:19am Motis:

@Brendan: I know you're joking, but for the sake of accuracy, Russia has many, many brands and styles of both beer and vodka. Baltika alone has like a dozen different beers.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:20am P20:

The Midwest is vast - it includes Kansas and Nebraska and the Dakotas. Pennsylvania is too far east, IMO. To me, Ohio is barely midwestern. (Even though officially it is).
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:21am P20:

There should be some other name for the zone that includes western NY state, western PA, Ohio, and Indiana.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am ParUbi:

Mid-atlantic, I guess @P20
Avatar 11:22am Motis:

China has a lot of terrible beer, but it's very cheap -- like the 528 brand -- and may not make you go blind for more than fifteen minutes at a time. . . but they ALSO have this whole big bunch of beers made by Tsing Tao that are German-style, because Tsing Tao brewery was founded by Germans who came to China. Their Haidao Black is EXCELLENT.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:22am P20:

@ParUbi: no, MidAtlantic states have to touch the Atlantic coast!
Avatar 11:22am βrian:

When I was growing up, we thought of Ohio as being in the South. Heh.
Avatar 11:22am Joe McG:

SUSS - how beautiful! Pledges of $20 or more may net you this LP.
  11:23am melinda:

The Midwest is vast and most parts are flavored by neighboring regions.
Avatar 11:23am Motis:

China produces some really good dry red wines, too, but they export most of it because Chinese people mostly don't like wine unless it's sweet. I've seen the dry reds being sold with a can of Coca-Cola taped to the bottle as a package deal, because people MIX THEM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am ParUbi:

@P20-- Right, they are more easterly. Weirdly, PA and West Virginia are still counted as Mid-Atlantic though
Avatar 11:24am βrian:

The midwest is where everybody knows what a shell of beer is. (Wait, does that extend east?)
  11:24am John from Florham park:

@Parubi I remember asking you about WYEP and your telling me that it was not as freeform as it once was
Avatar 11:25am Motis:

OK, who says 'pop' and who says 'soda?'

Michiganders just say 'Faygo'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Hopey Sockmonkey:

YES. Love this EP.
  11:25am melinda:

I think of Pittsburgh as Eastern too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Lewis:

One of the Great Ring of Fire covers ever!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am ParUbi:

Yes, WYEP is a pretty good station, but not at all in the same league as FMU.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am tim from champaign (now washington):

A Michiganism that I'm unable to shake (and don't want to) is calling liquor stores "party stores".
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Webhamster Henry:

Ring Of Fire on Steel Pans would be great!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Handy Haversack:

@tim, ha, yes. Calling 'em like it is!

Zappa did a reggae "Ring of Fire," @Henry.
  11:26am John from Florham park:

@Parubi WFMU is in a league of its own
Avatar 11:27am βrian:

Well, it's soda pop, so take your pick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Greg from ZONE 5:

Guess it depends on your vantage point. Looking at it from Jersey City, Philly is East Coast and Pittsburgh is the beginning of the Midwest.
  11:27am melinda:

Rust Belt is sort of its own region.
Avatar 11:28am Motis:


Back in the '80s, I saw WALL OF VOODOO play at a theater in Hollywood on Vine, just north of Hollywood Blvd. . . and the week before the show, I picked up some day labor painting the stage black. As I was leaving, I ran into some guy walking the other way up the street, and he looked familiar to me in that way of someone from the music scene you've seen around but never formally met. I said 'hi' and told him he could pick up some good day labor at the theater I had just come out of; he gave me an amused look and thanked me.

I walked down the street and around the corner and realized that I didn't know him from around the music scene; he was Harry Dean Stanton.
  11:28am Brendan:

Stan Ridgeway could read a lawn mower manual and it would be mesmerizing
Avatar 11:29am Motis:

I hope I didn't hurt his feelings. . . like "hey, don't quit your day job, ya hack!"
Avatar 11:29am Mike & Dusty:

Wall of Voodoo presaging that long-awaited Devo/Lubricated Goat collab
  11:30am melinda:

@Tim that’s a good one! Reminds me of a drive-through liquor store in Austin called the Party Barn, don’t know if it’s still there.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Matt Fiveash:

Joe's got high Stannards
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am tim from champaign (now washington):

Come on, peoples, let's get Joe to the goal. He only has 30% to go with 16% of his show left!
Avatar 11:31am Motis:

I miss the coneys in Michigan. . . Abe's in Ypsilanti!
  11:31am JakeGould:

@Tim: You a bookie or something?
  11:31am John from Florham park:

@Melinda it’s still there in Austin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Hopey Sockmonkey:

Back in the day I saw Wall of Voodoo open for a band that I cannot remember at the moment (it was at California Hall on Polk). The audience booed them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Rich in Washington:

WoV's Ring of Fire was the first time I ever heard a real song by a real group licensed for use in a real porno film. It was in dir. Rinse Dream's surreal Night Dreams.
I guess Johnny Cash's publishing company needed revenue or something.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:32am Handy Haversack:

Forgot to sign my pledge with my board name, @Joe and Daniel. But it's in there.
  11:32am MUWFinMA:

wall of voodoo were quite good & that cover superb -thx
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am ParUbi:

I lived in the Ann Arbor area for a while. They certainly had their share of record stores when I was there.
  11:32am melinda:

Once on a road trip my dad said he wanted to stop at a package store and I wondered why he needed to mail a package at that moment, didn’t know it was the old timer term for liquor store.
  11:33am JakeGould:

@ParUbi: When I lived in Madison, WI for a short while back in the 1990s, the record store and live show variety was actually nicer than NYC in many ways.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Rich in Washington:

i absolutely love Wall of Voodoo's Morricone Themes medley. They allegedly started out as a soundtrack company.
  11:33am morphe':

Thanks, Joe and D and all...
Thanks too Joe for the upcoming, unpaid
Swag Overtime...
  11:33am John from Florham park:

@Melinda ha ha
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:33am Handy Haversack:

... that was me. With the dog.
  11:34am morphe':

  11:34am melinda:

@Motis that’s a great story!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am ParUbi:

@melinda-- yes, that baffled me too. Even youngish people will call liquor stores "package stores" out here
  11:34am glass of water:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:35am Andrew_in_WI:

I'll adopt Joe!
  11:35am morphe':

Errata - edit the S word
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am tim from champaign (now washington):

A drive though package party barn!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:36am Handy Haversack:

Full of brandless BEER.
  11:38am melinda:

@Par weird! A friend who grew up in Connecticut said they would call it the Packy, but that was in the 70s. Funny how some things persist.
  11:39am SeanG:

poetic "justice"
Avatar 11:39am modern blaze:

missed ring of fire part
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am ParUbi:

@melinda-- actually, the person I first heard it from also lived in Connecticut for a while. Maybe it's a Connecticut thing...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:42am Daniel Blumin:

Keep pledging, folks! The goal is very much in sight!!! Support Gentleman Joe!!!!
Avatar 11:42am modern blaze:

universal peace to all folkiez!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:43am Daniel Blumin:

The Time for Peace Is Now: Gospel Music About Us - get in the running fer this LP fer 20 bux or more!
Avatar 11:44am modern blaze:

D, your little radio transistor is too cute it makes me think of my childhood
  11:45am JakeGould:

@ParUbi: There are still “Packaged Goods” stores in New Jersey. They were designated sellers of beer and liquor but also be a bar. It all depends on the “blue laws” of the state and region.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am ParUbi:

@Jake-- that makes sense. PA sure has its share of weird liquor laws.
Avatar 11:47am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Weighing in on the liquor thread; growing up and living in "the south", you NEVER see a LIQUOR store, always a "package" or perhaps a "bottle shop". Always thought it was weird. Let's just be adult and call it what it is, shall we? Probably a church/bible belt thing.
Avatar 11:47am Motis:

@melinda Thanks!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:48am Yes:

Joe makes me feel glad that I'm not dead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am ParUbi:

Getting philosophical, Joe! I like it!
Avatar 11:49am radioschizo:

Who am I?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am tim from champaign (now washington):

Amen, Joe!
Avatar 11:49am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

JakeGould, I was surprised the first time I visited God's Country, er, I mean N.J., and saw that you could actually DRINK at a liquor store/bar. Then buy a bottle, look for your keys and HIT THE ROAD, Jack!
  11:50am P-90:

“Internal squabbles” at WFMU?! I can’t imagine such a thing...
Avatar 11:50am Motis:

I believe they were called "package stores" to distinguish them from establishments in which you could drink what you bought. You can't drink in a package store; they only sell packaged liquor for consumption elsewhere.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am thriftstoreleather:

I like the Wedding album
  11:51am melinda:

@Itzall yeah, the area we were in, where my dad grew up, was West Texas where some counties were dry, maybe still are.
  11:52am tripod:

Masterful plug for the station, Joe.
Avatar 11:52am Motis:

Avatar 11:54am Motis:

"Little Shadow" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs makes me want to curl up and die of bittersweet loneliness
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am ParUbi:

Dog-friendly is saying something on this station. Not all dogs can handle the marbles-in-the-blender genre
  11:54am melinda:

People drink at liquor stores in New Jersey?
  11:55am John from Florham park:

@Melinda no about liquor store’s
Avatar 11:55am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Dear melinda,
Yes you can, if they are designated as a liquor store/BAR. It's odd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am ParUbi:

Oh no.... the Eagles
Avatar 11:56am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

Passaic County- been there, done that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am ParUbi:

Pennsylvania represent!!
  🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:56am 12539:

Thank! You! Joe! Daniel! Pledgers!
Avatar 11:56am modern blaze:

Georgia's on my mind!
Avatar 11:56am Joe McG:

Thanks for listening and commenting, everybody!
Avatar 11:57am Motis:

ParUbi: This one's for you, shipmate!

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:57am Handy Haversack:

Francine in Clifton FTW!
Avatar 11:57am Snoochienucci:

good times Joe! see ya next week
  11:57am JakeGould:

@Motis: Well, I know there are still a few bars out there that also sell “Packaged Goods.”
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:57am Handy Haversack:

  11:58am JakeGould:

@ItzallClearD'meNåu: Also, unlike NYC across the river, you hear kids wanting to go to liquor stores because many are like corner candy stores as well.
Avatar 11:58am Motis:

@JakeGould: Sure. It's not like a LAW or something; just a convenient way to denote a store without a bar in the old days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am ParUbi:

@Motis-- haha, I love Mojo Nixon, nice!
Avatar 11:58am Itzall ClearD'me Nåu:

"Warm smell of fajitas..." and a Corona.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

Congrats, Joe! Another year in the books.
  11:59am P-90:

Thanks and congrats, Joe McG and Daniel B
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:59am Handy Haversack:

Wow, it's noon! Thanks, Joe and Daniel!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am ParUbi:

Thanks for all you do, Joe!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 11:59am Handy Haversack:

(And play Marillion!!)
  11:59am P-90:

Wunderschnapps indeed!
Avatar 12:00pm Motis:

I'm originally from Southern California, and grew up with the phrase "liquor store" meaning what is now called a "convenience store." In other words, a place that does sell alcoholic beverages, but also sells a ton of sundry items like candy and bread and milk and hot dogs and and and. . .

When I got out in the world and started traveling a lot, I noticed the differences in other States, where they have "off-licenses" and "package stores" and so on, and in some places, a "liquor store" was JUST liquor.
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