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unknown  You Are the Best Thing in the World   Favoriting demo tape  0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers  Freedom Monday   Favoriting Soul Finger  0:04:59 (Pop-up)
Peel Dream Magazine  Eyeballs   Favoriting Agitprop Alterna  0:11:12 (Pop-up)
Grand National vs. Chemical Brothers  By the Time I Get Lost There Won't Be Much of a K Hole   Favoriting ToToM mashup  0:16:15 (Pop-up)
Kansas Smitty’s  Sunnyland   Favoriting Things Happened Here  0:20:30 (Pop-up)
 
Bombay Bike Club  I Can Hardly Speak   Favoriting Everything Else Has Gone Wrong  0:26:23 (Pop-up)
Crisman  Surprise   Favoriting Crisman  0:30:52 (Pop-up)
Lee Scott  That Kind of Girl   Favoriting song-poem  0:33:13 (Pop-up)
Hollywood Vampires  I'm a Boy   Favoriting Hollywood Vampires  0:35:17 (Pop-up)
Michelle Lemay  Sweet Child of Mine   Favoriting Burning Up!!! Red Hot Covers of Today's Hottest Hits  0:37:47 (Pop-up)
Tape Beatles  Scientists Are Working   Favoriting Music with Sound  0:43:28 (Pop-up)
Chad Kinsey & Ju-Ping Song  Knock 'Em Back III.   Favoriting Toy  0:44:12 (Pop-up)
 
Congress-Woman Malinda Jackson Parker  Nana-Kroo   Favoriting Songs Played and Sung by Mrs. Malinda Jackson Parker  0:47:02 (Pop-up)
Thomas  It's Now or Never   Favoriting Thomas Sings  0:49:44 (Pop-up)
Frank Zappa  Little Umbrellas (1969 Mix Outtake)   Favoriting The Hot Rats Sessions  0:52:40 (Pop-up)
Wussy  Aliens in Our Midst   Favoriting What Heaven is Like  0:55:43 (Pop-up)
 
INTERVIEW WITH RAY BATADO  Legendary Cuban bandleader and unreleased recordings   Favoriting WFMU aircheck from November 1995  1:14:03 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado  Ray Batado interview seg 1   Favoriting   1:04:22 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado y su Orquesta  Tropical Espionage   Favoriting unreleased recording (1961)  1:08:43 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado  Ray Batado interview seg 2   Favoriting   1:13:04 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado y su Orquesta  April in Portugal   Favoriting unreleased recording (1961)  1:20:23 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado  Ray Batado interview seg 3   Favoriting   1:25:08 (Pop-up)
Ray Batado y su Orquesta  Mucci's Jag   Favoriting unreleased recording (1962)  1:32:13 (Pop-up)
Irwin  conclusion of Ray Batado interview   Favoriting   1:38:04 (Pop-up)
Thelonious Monk with the Clark Terry Quartet  Let's Cool One   Favoriting In Orbit  1:39:20 (Pop-up)
 
Diet Cigs  Night Terrors   Favoriting Do You Wonder About Me?  1:48:13 (Pop-up)
Desertion Trio  I Hear a New World (comp. Joe Meek)   Favoriting Twilight Time  1:52:07 (Pop-up)
 
John Cale & Terry Riley  Ides of March   Favoriting Church of Anthrax  2:00:45 (Pop-up)
Irwin  The Epic Event of Our Time: Bob Dylan's New Single   Favoriting   2:12:07 (Pop-up)
Blind Boy Grunt  Murder Most Fowl   Favoriting Murder Most Fowl  2:13:16 (Pop-up)
Phish  Evening Song   Favoriting Sigma Oasis  2:22:35 (Pop-up)
Hollow Ship  We Were Kings   Favoriting Future Remains  2:27:04 (Pop-up)
 
Pete Galub and Matt Kanelos  Artificial Weather   Favoriting Artificial Weather  2:33:04 (Pop-up)
Ahmad Jamal  This Terrible Planet   Favoriting Extensions  2:36:10 (Pop-up)
Bill Frisell  Pithecanthropus Erectus   Favoriting Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus  2:44:10 (Pop-up)
Robbie Robertson  Another Weird Nightmare Interlude   Favoriting Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare: Meditations on Mingus  2:49:51 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:50pm
Irwin:

Happy Disease Holiday! On today's program: a 1995 interview with legendary Cuban bandleader Ray Batado, an homage to Bob Dylan's JFK epic, and a tribute to the late Hal Willner. Plus some surprises, with scattered insolence.
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Carmichael:

Heya Irwin and future people.
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Asheville Jon:

wow, off to an awesome start!
hi Irwin and everyone else!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
brainiac:

I'm down with the insolence. Hi everybody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Handy Haversack:

Hey, everyone. Hi, Irwin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:01pm
Irwin:

Someone requested this song last week. It radiates POSITIVITY.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
Dominick:

Hi everyone
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chris:

thanks for the helpful Venn diagram, Irwin. and, no, YOU, are the best thing in the world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
Kat in Chicago:

Nobody insolents like Irwin!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
mariano:

Hi Irwin, crew, everyone! Was just thinking that we hadn't heard "Murder Most Foul" enough times lately... ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
KevinfromBayRidge:

Wow Irwin! Packin' the show like a TOPT.
  3:02pm
Laura L:

Hello to all you Best Things in the World!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02pm
ynod:

Thanks Irwin!
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βrian:

Demo is short for demolition.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:03pm
Asheville Jon:

i love the "i found this unlabeled cassette at goodwill, let's buy it and see what's on it" lo-fi quality of this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Handy Haversack:

It's like someone tore the bridle right off this song's positivity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
Irwin:

Venn diagram stolen off the web. Don't have attribution.
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Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

Well of course I had previously "liked" this gem! Hi Irwin, hello everyone.
  3:04pm
Keith in Vermont:

Is that album cover a nod to The Replacement's "Let it Be?"
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
brainiac:

When all the greatest Dylan tracks are recounted, MMF will not be among them, Criswell predicts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:04pm
ackthpfft:

Isn't that cover a Minor Threat EP?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05pm
Irwin:

Freedom Monday:
Lee Morgan: trumpet
Freddie Hubbard: trumpet
Gary Bartz: alto sax
John Hicks: piano
Victor Sproles: bass
Art Blakey: drums
Limelight Records, 1965
(both trumpeters are listed for this track)
  3:05pm
The Butterman:

That was sweet!
  3:05pm
?:

this is the best song in the world
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:06pm
Irwin:

I'm with Criswell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:07pm
Irwin:

I'd never heard of a Euler diagram: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:09pm
brainiac:

It's Euler's day off
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Carmichael:

Boole's Inequality ... ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:11pm
ackthpfft:

DeMorgan's Law?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:12pm
mariano:

Lol, brainiac: Ferris Euler's Day Off!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:13pm
ackthpfft:

Wishing the Eulers were skating these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Hello Irwin and the Gang...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
David (in London):

Evening Irwin and all Irwinians. Handy, mariano, Pumpmeister.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Damn...missed Art Blakey. I'll have to go to one of my Messengers bootlegs I got off a shady trade with White Ray.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Hi Dave!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
mariano:

Hi David, good to see you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
Handy Haversack:

Hey, David. How were the bees?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
David (in London):

That was the squeaky sound from Grauzone's 'Eis Bar'. I LOVE that squeaky sound.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:16pm
brainiac:

Good news everybody! The Orange Oaf says, "My daughter Ivanka Trump... created over 15 million jobs." Now get to work, you clicking chickens!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
mrdonutsu:

Oh yeah
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
David (in London):

Handy, the bees were great. It was so nice outside today. Mr Squirrel was also performing ludicrous antics along the fence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:17pm
Handy Haversack:

Love that guy, @DIL.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
Lizardner Dave 2:

From the same company that brought you Grove's Emulsified Nose Drops?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:20pm
brainiac:

Get me my goddamn liver pills, goddamn it.
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Mister Dobalina:

I'll take some Lil Liver Pillz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm
Mr. Pumpy:

mariano...I was amazed at how late you were on last night, then I think I may have outlasted you. the post 3AM tunes were kicking!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21pm
dave wuz here:

my humours are out of sorts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm
Irwin:

I'm gonna make a pot of coffee. Anyone want? Let me know how you take it.
  3:22pm
BH:

checking in from the midwest where it's comparatively quiet. Also I could hear my neighbor playing "I Got Five on It" from 250ft away. So somebody probably called the cops on them for a suburban social distancing violation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:22pm
David (in London):

Irwin, with a shot of dark rum please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:23pm
Handy Haversack:

"With a Ding-Dong in it."
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Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

Thank you sir, I just fired up the Bodum, I'm good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25pm
David (in London):

Handy, as the great Leslie Phillips used to say "Ding dong, you're not wrong."
  3:26pm
Ochre Ogre:

Greetings Irwin, "The Eyes of Darkness" by Dean Koontz would also fit nicely in that diagram.
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Mister Dobalina:

With two shots of lite rum, gracias.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27pm
ackthpfft:

One shot of grappa, please.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Like my granny used to say, "There's a Venn diagram critic in every crowd."
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mb:

Irwin
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:29pm
David (in London):

Your grandma knew her distribution patterns Pumpy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:31pm
Mr. Pumpy:

She was good like that, David. Also a bit of a racist...but we loved her.
  3:31pm
listener phillip in the bronx:

IRWIN IS LIVE!!! that's GREAT!!! finally
  3:31pm
Ochre Ogre:

@Mr. Pumpy- Haw, my granny use to say that too. She lived to be 97 and never used glasses, drank straight from the bottle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:32pm
Mr. Pumpy:

@Ochre...respect
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Carmichael:

Irwin, could you Irish mine up a little?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33pm
KevinfromBayRidge:

See that Weequahic (Newark) born Allen Garfield (Goorwitz) is another Covid-19 victim.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
dave wuz here:

black with a piece of the true cross
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:34pm
mariano:

Mr. Pumpy - yeah, I was on pretty late, but then I slept till 1pm today. I seem to give the impression of never sleeping, but I've been getting some of the best sleep of my life during the quarantine.
  3:34pm
listner phillip in the bronx:

I guess we can't ask about the secret location. does it have running water a lot of porcelain and a big mirror:)
  3:35pm
BH:

My grandparents bought a proud habit of never throwing out anything because they all grew up during the Great Depression.
These days, people who can turn empty jars into drinking glasses and people who can create facemasks are in high demand
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35pm
Irwin:

I'm on David Geffen's super-yacht.
  3:35pm
Ochre Ogre:

Hey marino, was wondering if u ever sleep?
  3:35pm
Listener Robert:

Why would anyone put DARK rum in coffee? Once it's mixed, you can't taste the difference with the cheap stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
KevinfromBayRidge:

Just don't tell Neil Young, Irwin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:36pm
Mr. Pumpy:

One of my absolute favorite WHO tracks. Cool cover!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:38pm
Mr. Pumpy:

mariano...I didn't close the lids until 5 and was up just after 10. I think I'm done with work for the day...and some napping may be in order.
  3:39pm
Listener Robert:

I sense a theme with the last 4 selections. Someone have a baby?
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
brainiac:

Was that Alice Cooper singing "I'm A Boy"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Nailing Axl
  3:39pm
berbo:

Oh yeah, well I'm on Elon Musk's submarine - prepare to be Bored!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
Mark Hurst:

Mr. Chusid! Love the playlist image.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:39pm
Handy Haversack:

Yeah, you can chill, Mr. P. We are closing operations. It's twilight time. Perhaps you can find a squirrel's antics to watch? It's recommended.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
dave wuz here:

better than the chipmunks
  3:40pm
Ochre Ogre:

@ David in London- Any word over there on marianne Faithful's condition?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40pm
Irwin:

brain: yep, he's a charter member of the HV's. Great first album, not so great second.
  3:41pm
listener Phillip in the Bronx:

well I'm happy!! a live IRWIN is much better than a pre recorded Irwin. wait a minute? did I just hear a toilet flush over the airwaves:-)
  3:41pm
wendy del formaggio:

Ha! I was just gazing at my Michelle Lemay CD earlier today, contemplating blasting it from the car as I run apocalypse-era errands. Big thanks to Otis Fodder for sending me the CD a million years ago.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Counting squirrels...it's imminent
  3:41pm
Marissa:

This sounds like Cindi Lauper without puberty
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:42pm
mariano:

Hey, at least the backing band is really good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm
David (in London):

@Ochre Ogre - Hey there. Her manager released a statement yesterday saying that she was comfortable and stable, but I haven't seen any update today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43pm
Handy Haversack:

Where *can* we go now?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:44pm
Mr. Pumpy:

The bathroom, the kitchen, the bedroom, ad infinitum..
  3:44pm
Ochre Ogre:

mariano- Right, the guitarist sounds just like Axel
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46pm
Handy Haversack:

Irwin's Law.
  3:47pm
Ochre Ogre:

David- Fingers crossed, the woman has been through a lot.
  3:47pm
BH:

Kinda concerning how quickly various corporations dipped into their stock footage archives to create "things have changed now" commercials
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:48pm
brainiac:

This is the stuff. Right there, oh yeah, Malinda, don't stop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm
Handy Haversack:

@brainiac: Next, the Michelle Lemay cover version!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49pm
Dominick:

!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
brainiac:

My nipples explode with pleasure
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mariano:

Lol, Ocre Ogre!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:50pm
David (in London):

Ochre Orge, meanwhile Keef blasts on as usual...
  3:51pm
Keith in Vermont:

I heart Thomas.
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Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

And "this plan" involves ropes, chloroform and a padlocked door, MY DARLIN.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:53pm
The Oscar:

Afternoon! Thomas seems to be simultaneously channeling Dean Martin and Charles Manson.
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Mister Dobalina:

I keep sending the significant other gif's of corgi butts, that's cool right?
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Carmichael:

Thomas must have a friggin' warehouse full of tunes.
  3:53pm
Ochre Ogre:

@David- Right, bless the bugger.
  3:54pm
Hammy:

Little umbrellas!!!!! Yesssssss
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
Mr. Pumpy:

This is a desert island track for me. Hell...desert island album, without a doubt!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
brainiac:

@Mister Dobalina: In case you want to switch it up... giphy.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
Mr. Pumpy:

The outtake is killer as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
David (in London):

Hot rats, hot rits, hot zoots. This is just such a titanic album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm
The Oscar:

Back in my record store days I once helped a woman looking for an unconventional album of instrumental music she could play at her business function. I played her some of Hot Rats, which she thought was perfect and bought. It wasn't until later that I realized that those executives were in for a shock once Willie the Pimp showed up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
Mr. Pumpy:

David...it's a giant among protozoa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
Irwin:

Aliens: Twinkeyz cover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
Handy Haversack:

Yeah. Hot Rats blows the top off.
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Mister Dobalina:

@brainiac...thanks, my text client on my phone links me directly to that site service. It's a beautiful thing. Unlimited corgi butt gifs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:56pm
Mr. Pumpy:

@Oscar...no worry, I'm sure many of them at paid for a grunt with a third party check!
  3:57pm
Karen in Sleepy Hollow:

Wussy is doing a FaceBook live this Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:57pm
David (in London):

The Oscar - Ha ha, great story. Perhaps it gave them some ideas for business stream diversification...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 3:57pm
brainiac:

You can never have too many gifs. Just ask Station Manager Ken.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm
David (in London):

Especially if those GIFs involve a talking fried egg.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58pm
Handy Haversack:

Weasels Ripped My Flesh is *huge* in the Wharton MBA crowd.
  3:59pm
Ochre Ogre:

@David- Saw Keef doing a photo shoot in NYC '89, gave him a raised fist, he returned it with a smile, made my week!
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Mister Dobalina:

Truth be told, brainiac!
  4:01pm
Ochre Ogre:

Hot Rats short naps
Always have two cats
  4:01pm
Hammy:

Totally @mr. pumpy! Best desert island ever
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:02pm
brainiac:

You jus have to be sure you pronounce it correctly d.newsweek.com...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:02pm
mariano:

Speaking of Zappa, found some interesting clips a while back: On UK TV in 1968 with the Mothers playing King Kong (www.youtube.com...) and a really interesting clip of a short-haired, suit-wearing Zappa on the Steve Allen Show in 1963 using a bicycle as a musical instrument (www.youtube.com...).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm
David (in London):

Ochre Ogre - Oh man, that's a great spot. I always remember Tom Waits talking about going to a business meeting with Keef at some Sony (?) building or other, and Keef just bounded up the stairs to the top floor, two steps at a time whilst Waits was waiting for the lift. The man is a force of nature.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm
Steve from Dunwoody:

gene tierney, hot cha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03pm
Mr. Pumpy:

Hammy...yup yup. By the way, my best bud and I have an unhealthy ham fixation. Fascinated with all things ham. Therefore...I am jealous of your handle. Sir Hammy...
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Roberto:

HUH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm
Mark Hurst:

"So few people have heard of him" - heh
  4:05pm
Ochre Ogre:

David- Excellent. Indeed!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:05pm
brainiac:

Irwin, you were so much older then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:05pm
mrdonutsu:

This is the same guy who did the "Jackie Starr" gag I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm
David (in London):

mariano - I came across this a while back. Zappa playing Interstellar Overdrive with the Floyd in '69. Before I realised who it was I was indignant: "Who could possibly EVER play Syd's role. Oh. Zappa? Hmm, well, OK. OK. Yes" www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:06pm
mrdonutsu:

www.facebook.com...
Avatar 4:07pm
Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

Guess all of his 2020 live shows have all been cancelled due to his non-existence and the virusees.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:07pm
mariano:

Oh wow, David - that is quite a find, thanks.
  4:07pm
Ochre Ogre:

brainiac- He's much younger then that now.
  4:08pm
Dean:

Schone, Mark, Easy come...
Village Voice. 11/21/95, Vol. 40 Issue 47, p55. 3p.
Reports on the controversy surrounding a hoax perpetrated by Los Angeles musician Joey Altruda to cash in on the boom of exotica revival. Transfer of test pressing of Altruda's forthcoming solo album to acetate that created Ray Batado; Host Chris Douridas' possession of Batado acetate, now called `El Toscado'; Interview with a Batado impersonator; Release of `El Toscado' under its real name `Cocktails With Joey.'
  4:09pm
BH:

you'd think not existing would lower his risk of contracting the virus though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:11pm
Irwin:

Batado's female vocalist was named Crista Ritas.
  4:12pm
Laura L:

I remember seeing Joey Altruda the only time I ever was in Tavern on the Green--Irwin, I think you might have been there?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:13pm
David (in London):

Irwin, what was his optometrist called?
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Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

BH, it's a consideration for his many fans, most likely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:14pm
Rich in Washington:

OMG, Irwin! You've solved a mystery for me! I've been trying to remember this artist's name!
  4:15pm
BH:

wonder who'll be the first musician/group to start offering pay per view empty venue "concerts" (before people realize that they can listen to their music for free)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm
mrdonutsu:

Ha, and Joey Altruda has recordings that feature Jackie Starr!
www.allmusic.com...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:16pm
brainiac:

Ray sounds like Esteban Vihaio from Kill Bill
  4:17pm
fofo (:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1995-09-27-ca-50417-story.html

Play It Again, Chris: Chris Douridas, host of “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on radio station KCRW-FM (89.9), will continue to play the music of a Southland musician who concocted an elaborate hoax that embarrassed the radio personality while generating interest in the artist. Joey Altruda, composer and arranger of what Douridas described as a “kitschy Cuban jazz” record called “Cocktails for Joey,” delivered his music to Douridas last week in the form of a vinyl acetate, presenting it as a never-before-released 33-year-old album from a Cuban bandleader who was in failing health. Then, in a live phone interview that aired Monday, Douridas spoke unknowingly to actors who had been retained by Altruda to perpetuate the story of the dying bandleader. On Tuesday, Altruda apologized on the air to Douridas and his audience. “One side of me thought, ‘That was a brilliant publicity stunt,’ ” Douridas said, “but the other side of me kept coming back to [feeling offended]. . . . I felt used.”
  4:18pm
Hammy:

This is Dame Hammy, Sir Hammy exists only in fiction, ham prevail!
  4:19pm
Rudy:

Damn, as a non-native English speaker, Ray's foreign accent was pretty convincing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19pm
Irwin:

Ray is played by actor Al Israel.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 4:20pm
mariano:

Next we're gonna find out that Buena Vista Social Club was an elaborate hoax by Ry Cooder. Irwin: Yes, Al Israel, who was the Colombian drug dealer at the beginning of Scarface, the one who chainsawed Scarface's friend to death.
  4:21pm
Listener Robert:

The persona is fake but the music is real, right? Or do I have it backwards?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm
Irwin:

The music is by Joey Altruda. See fofo above.
  4:21pm
Dean:

Fake persona, fake music, fake news
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:21pm
Rich in Washington:

This was driving me nuts for years. I couldn't remember where I had read about it. I thought maybe the Re/Search book Pranks, or perhaps Cool and Strange Music. Such an epic troll.
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brainiac:

That's a lot of bass response. Fatal flaw for a hoax </killjoy>
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Mark Hurst:

Next you're gonna tell me that those documentaries listed in the Venn diagram above are actually fictional movies. Pfff, yeah RIGHT
  4:24pm
Dean:

And to think it was just yesterday that we were ragging on Morning Becomes Electric.
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dave wuz here:

always wondered what instument makes that boner sound
  4:26pm
BH:

should we take it as a good sign or a bad sign that Omega Man/I Am Legend didn't make the diagram?
  4:26pm
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Enjoying this show.
Will there be a show honoring the music of John Prine next week?
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mrdonutsu:

I met Charo. She did talk alot.
  4:27pm
fofo (:

Hmmm... Whoever does Ray sounds like a native Spanish speaker. Does Al Israel speaks Spanish so fluently?
  4:27pm
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Could have sworn I heard Clay or Ken mention this John Prine tribute show this morning.
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Irwin:

Al is an actor. Good actors do accents well.
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Carmichael:

An enigma, wrapped in a riddle, inside a conundrum.
  4:28pm
PJ:

@BH: Omega Man is the movie I most think about when I am walking down these empty streets. The only thing missing is old newspapers blowing around - another reason to resent the Internet.
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Listening Out There:

...ergo, Al is not a good actor...
  4:29pm
PJ:

Who is the interviewer for this piece? Was he in on the joke?
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Irwin:

PJ: The interviewer doesn't sound familiar?
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Alison Porchnik:

It's young Irwin Chusid, fresh out of J-school!
  4:30pm
P-90:

Blame Castro. (Usually works)
  4:30pm
Androu B.:

Hello again, friends!
Just noticing the heading jpg image, I can see some room for a few other classic sci-fi movies that would fit among the parables to this paradoxical dystopian nightmare we're trapped in now. (I won't bother mentioning any obvious choices here.)
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Listening Out There:

The actor portraying the interviewer does an okay job, however...
  4:31pm
fofo (:

The interviewer has a strong Irwin accent.
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Listening Out There:

...it's almost convincing. Almost...
  4:31pm
PJ:

@Irwin, @Alison: Irwin's voice has changed!
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Alison Porchnik:

It's all the whiskey and cigars
  4:32pm
P-90:

Name Rykodisc. (Usually works)
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Alison Porchnik:

And years of Primal Scream therapy
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Irwin:

The recordings (sans scratches) were issued on: www.discogs.com...
  4:33pm
PJ:

@Irwin, @Alison: There's a more bass and less high end in the voice now.
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Handy Haversack:

I was doing entirely too much work through that whole segment.
  4:35pm
PJ:

I guess 25 years of hard living will take their toll.
  4:35pm
fofo (:

https://doran.blogspot.com/2006/01/chris-douridas-busted-for-roofies.html

Chris Douridas Busted for Roofies!

KCRW's superstar DJ, Chris Douridas was reportedly arrested on January 6 in an incident at the Circle Bar involving alcohol, roofies, and a 14 year old girl who had to be taken to a local hospital. He was released after posting $1,000,000 bail.

Anonymous wrote in the comment section:
Hey, anybody remember Crispy Doritos'last caper? His supposed discovery of a Cuban band leader, Ray Batado? September 1995. Read all about it 'cause it exposed him for the pompous cheating fraud he really is. See Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, Jill Stewart in The L.A. Reader and the book by Garreth Branwyn "Jamming the Media". The prank involved lounge pioneers Joey Altruda,Joey Cheezhee, Pat Tierney and Scarface actor Al Israel and left pie all over Dourida's face when it not only exposed his lack of musical knowlege, but his conflict of interest featuring bands he represented at Dreamworks on the supposedly "non- profit radio station K[S]CR[E]W. He disapeared for awhile to lick his wounds, then crept back to prominance when the laughter died down. Look for the "Ray Batado/Chrispy Doritos Prank" coming soon to a record store near you.
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mariano:

Can confirm the accent. There's a Cuban branch of my extended family and Al sounded just like them. Pacino on the other hand... no comment.
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brainiac:

Hoochee mama, wotta album cover a2-images.myspacecdn.com...
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David (in London):

Brainiac - That's just an average evening chez moi.
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Handy Haversack:

OH NO! It's like Heavy Metal all over again!
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Lewis:

you are a very naughty disc jockey
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Crudbringer:

CAREFUL!! www.youtube.com...
  4:39pm
PJ:

ha! so much for shellac
  4:40pm
Listener Robert:

Was that someone filling in at 4 for Bob Brainen?
  4:40pm
PJ:

How soon after this interview was the Chris Douridas one done?
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David (in London):

I mean to add 'I wish', on the end there.
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Irwin:

The Douridas interview was actually two months prior. They sent me a tape of it, which is on the other side of the cassette of my WFMU aircheck.
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brainiac:

We all have those secret dreams, David. Best to keep them that way.
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mrdonutsu:

From now perspective, that music does not sound vintage at all.
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mariano:

Oof, Crudbringer: that clip still makes me wince and laugh in equal measure.
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Handy Haversack:

David, I fully believe that one day beautiful people will regularly come to your home to shoot fake album covers. The dream is real.
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brainiac:

Only kings and fools try to make them come true.
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David (in London):

Oh Jesus, I've never seen that wax cylinder clip before. Man, that made me hoot.
  4:45pm
Dean:

I could never stomach Douridas, and I generally paid no attention to him or his stupid show, but the bit up-thread about the roofies appears not to have resulted in charges. Later that same year, his 14YO daughter drowned. Like his work as a DJ or not, I can't imagine...
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spodiodi:

hi Irwin (and the Irwinians)
  4:46pm
P-90:

Is that really 25 years ago? Ulp...
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David (in London):

Handy, rates a very reasonable £30 a session!
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David (in London):

Hey spodiodi.
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Handy Haversack:

See? They can't afford not to!
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mrdonutsu:

Ah, so Tierney was Jackie Starr.
  4:48pm
RustyTiki:

It isn’t April 1st. Lol. Great little “interview”. Love the part about the firing line!
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mariano:

Hey spodiodi.
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Handy Haversack:

How goes, spodiodi?
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Lewis:

ok - that was weird...
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mariano:

Ooh, "Sisters"! There'a a De Palma movie I haven't seen in decades, should add it to the quarantine queue.
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spodiodi:

hola DiL, mariano, Handy... still kiackin' -- tryna stay + and you? just back from visiting 2 banks -- Chinatown is busier than it was in recent days, but still a ghost town for the most part.
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Crudbringer:

Glad I was able to provoke an emotional response. I am your Voight-Kampff tester. (And yeah, I googled words I heard and found Sisters too, looks good!)
  4:55pm
fofo (:

I liked the Ray Batado hoax. But now I wonder if the interview with Kevin Calabro from Royal Potato Family Records was an hoax.
  4:55pm
P-90:

That there is no easily searchable quote from Perez Prado claiming that he gave Batado “his first real job” is proof of Batado’s nonexistence.
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David (in London):

I went to look at Meek's old studio at 304 Holloway Road a few years back. There's a memorial bench outside which is good.
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Handy Haversack:

Remember that the Golgafrinchams were wiped out by a virulent disease caught from a dirty telephone after they sent our ancestors out on Ark Ship B. Was very pleased to see Ken taking this risk seriously at the end of Marathon! Telephone sanitizers: from them we evolved -- in them we find our salvation!
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David (in London):

Handy - We never did find out what happened to the giant mutant star goat, did we?
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Handy Haversack:

I had heard it was to be a planetary invasion by twelve-foot pirannha bees?
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Rich in Washington:

I think of the Golgafrinchams often, HH. Especially now.
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Handy Haversack:

SOPS
  5:00pm
BH:

excited for the cheese family movie about parents forced to suddenly parent because of the coronavirus
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Phillippe Bastille:

Howdy. Keeping it moist over here?
  5:01pm
Dean:

There's a remedy for SOPS, too. It's the difference between the current age of each kid and 18.
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βrian:

Re SOPS: you have to make the moist of it.
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Handy Haversack:

Don't worry, Rich. Telephone sanitizing is in our DNA!

Hi, Phillippe! Is your phone clean?
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Lewis:

Sudden Onset Parents Syndrome -> SOPS
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brainiac:

Ha, ha, good one @βrian!
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Lewis:

a bit slow to the party I see... ah well somethings never change...
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Handy Haversack:

Every time I talk to a friend who has kids these days I want to thank my vasectomy dr. all over again.
  5:04pm
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Irwin, I am a school teacher in Texas and for some time I have suspected that all blessings are mixed, that is , getting it wrong looks like a curse. Man up parents and welcome to our world.
  5:04pm
Dean:

Trust me, kids are the least of my concerns during this "challenging time." Other parents, OTOH...
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βrian:

In our case, the kid was air-dropped into our lap. No urologist is gonna fix that. (Not to say she isn't lovely ...)
  5:05pm
jan:

Irwin- Great show today. thanks for being there for us!
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βrian:

"L'enfer c'est les autre parents."
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Handy Haversack:

I think when we get out of this, @ βrian, an Airborne Urologist Corps is going to shoot to the top of national priorities!

Or Space Force: Urethra, if you're into manga.
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Irwin:

Thanks, Jan! You've been there for us for decades.
  5:08pm
Dean:

That was Sartre's Time Out, right, βrian?
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βrian:

What, a paroxysm of vasectomies?
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Phillippe Bastille:

@Handy Phone is clean! Regarding the kid thing -- we have two young adult kids at home. Not sure which did it, but rather than empty the overflowing trash can, he put empty egg shells back in the carton and the carton with the shells back in fridge.
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βrian:

Maybe Time Outs will spur sales of walk-in coolers.
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brainiac:

@Phillippe: a stoke of genius. You must be proud!
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Handy Haversack:

This very much explains the detached office-shack, Phillippe!
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Phillippe Bastille:

Anticipating "Do we have any eggs?"
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βrian:

Cuz it won't be long before those egg shells will be looking pretty appealing.
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spodiodi:

Most Foul
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Webhamster Henry:

Dylan's first #1 hit.
  5:13pm
BH:

Murder Most Foul is the magic bullet of songs
  5:13pm
yippie:

i was playing pictionary and the game told me to draw god
  5:13pm
Dean:

I'd make a broth out of them. Great base for egg flower soup.
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PMD:

Egg Shell Soup!
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WoodsOfNH:

Oh...Irwin. Ha!
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Irwin:

Murder Most Fowl
by Blind Boy Grunt
lyrics by Lane Steinberg


It was the summer of 1921
Lounging in the San Francisco sun
Fatty Arbuckle was riding high
He could name his price, the limit was the sky
His latest film was a box office smash
So to celebrate he had a Labor Day bash
But by the end of the week he was sitting in a cell
His heavenly life had turned into hell
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PMD:

@yippie, I'd love to see what you drew
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spodiodi:

Blind Boy Grunt <3
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Irwin:

In cell number 12 on felony row
Held without bail, Fatty sank low
His movies banned both far and wide
He felt like he'd already died
Now a puddle of girth and fear
He had no money, they killed his career
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Phillippe Bastille:

@Dean a better idea than mine
  5:14pm
ChrisB.:

Oh, Irwin.
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Irwin:

Now jump to the 20th century
Hong Kong wasn't the place to be
Chickens were sick, dying from flu
There was only one thing that they could do
They grabbed every chicken young and old
What happened next was a horror I'm told
The smoke went up and the dogs did howl
The end of them chickens
It was a murder most fowl
  5:15pm
?:

Consider, reproductive systems are not essential to live, a happy joyful life does not depend on sex, only the persistence of the species. F*ck it.
  5:15pm
PJ:

@Irwin: I appreciate the prompt appearance of the lyrics, much better than RapGenius.
  5:15pm
Dean:

Which came first, the fowl or the egg?

One day at lunch in downtown LA I strolled to the central public library and read a book about the Arbuckle scandal.
  5:15pm
yippie:

i think its called most most foul just ask spazz
  5:15pm
sufferwords:

puddle of girth and fear
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Irwin:

An actress was dead, Virginia Rappe
They found her taking an eternal nap
The prosecution's witness, her name was Maude
They knew she was most likely a fraud
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spodiodi:

bgawk
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brainiac:

the persistence of chickens
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Irwin:

In the days leading up to the alleged crime
Fatty wasn't having the best of times
He went to the station to service his car
It was near his house he didn't go far
An acid soaked rag was on a seat
And when he sat down he felt the heat
A nasty burn on both his cheeks
From a mile away they heard the shrieks
Still that party was booked and set
The pain in his pants Fatty would forget
San Francisco, the St. Francis Drake
They had all the booze, the food, the cake
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mariano:

I'm sure most of y'all know this already, but Paul Simon got the title to "Mother and Child Reunion" from a menu at a Chinese restaurant; the dish in question containing both chicken and egg.
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Irwin:

Back in Hong Kong they didn't know what to do
To stop the spread of the Avian flu
Those poor chickens, they weren't to blame
They were all just merely pawns in the game
They destroyed every carcass from the beak to the bowel
No chicken tonight, it was a murder most fowl
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David (in London):

Gotta duck out now. Thanks Irwin. Good night folks.
  5:16pm
PJ:

Better rhymes than Dylan's
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Phillippe Bastille:

@mariano no shells?
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Irwin:

The band was loud and the people were drunk
A roast beef came around, Fatty grabbed a hunk
With the other hand he motioned for Rappe
She gave him a smile, as she tipped her hat
She followed him up the stairs holding a cup
Fatty didn't know he was being set up
They got in the room and she started to scream
Tearing off her clothes like in her crazy dream
Chicken's always been bred for food
Lotsa meat, they taste real good
But the breeders got greedy packed 'em in too tight
Got all stressed, couldn't sleep at night
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brainiac:

DUCK OUT
  5:17pm
Dean:

Yeah, now it's called the Kimpton Sir Francis Drake.
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Ken From Hyde Park:

I'm not hearing the chimp chorus here.
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Handy Haversack:

Flying the coop, David? Have a good one!
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Barney Grubbs:

do i have to make my own monkey noises
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Phillippe Bastille:

Chicken out
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brainiac:

'bye David
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mariano:

Bye David, take care!
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Irwin:

A doctor was summoned, mad as a hatter
He said Fatty Arbuckle crushed the girl's bladder
They put him in cuffs and took him the station
Soon the news was all going around the nation
The Hong Kong people did damage control
They had authority and played that role
The old birds gone, they'll now breed new
Ones that are free of the avian flu
The doctor applied to Rappe a warm towel
He was sure he had witnessed a murder most fowl
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mariano:

Phillippe: Lol. Pretty sure no shells.
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Irwin:

A mysterious woman named Madame Black
She was the one behind Fatty's attack
That poor naive actress was duped into dyin'
And Fatty was taken out shakin' and cryin'
The trial ensued and Fatty went broke
Defending himself, he was strong when he spoke
The jury was deadlocked, they tried him again
This time the jury prosecutors couldn't bend
A full out acquittal, but his fate had been sealed
The damage was done and could not be repealed
  5:18pm
Dean:

Was this written before or after "Hurricane"?
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Phillippe Bastille:

@mariano I got ya covered if you need them
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Irwin:

Fatty changed his name to William B. Goode
Tried to find work as best as he could
Started directing, barely scraped by
His spirt was broken, and he started to die
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Irwin:

Back in old Hong Kong, the people ate pork
Not a shred of chicken on a chopstick or fork
They vacuumed out cages, cleaned all the farms
Word was all over, they sounded alarms
If you got a chicken, that bird's gotta die
Don't ask for a reason, ain't gonna say why
This comes from above, so don't give me no scowl
Few birds will be left, we gotta murder most fowl
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WoodsOfNH:

If this shows up for the next 3 hours of Music To Spazz By....
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Irwin:

Now between Fatty's fall and the avian flu
Lotsa things happened, I'll just name a few
The Beatles, the Flintstones, and old Cassius Clay
Dorothy Lamour and the Road to Mandalay
Walks on the moon, satellites in space
Special tanning creams for your face
Twister, Monopoly, the self-winding watch
Skippy peanut butter, pants that fit in the crotch
Stereo records, the first can of beer
Speakers that fit over your ears
Telephone, cortisone, a recording machine
Slinkys, Lucky Charms, the first submarine
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Irwin:

Ten years after the end of his trial
Fatty finally found a good reason to smile
A two-picture deal, they wanted him back
All was forgiven, his life back on track
He went out to celebrate with his faithful wife
And told everyone it was the best day of his life
He ate a big meal and went off to bed
In the morning they found him lifeless and dead
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Phillippe Bastille:

We're enjoying the last nice weather day for the next week, heading out to enjoy it. Thanks Irwin, catch y'all later everyone!
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Irwin:

Now wolves guard the farms where there used to be chickens
They all fighting for scraps, these days its slim pickin's
At night you can hear them, they bark and they howl
There's not much to eat because they murdered most fowl

youtu.be...
  5:22pm
queems:

this is really somethng
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spodiodi:

not nearly enough songs about Fatty. this was so needed. thank you, Irwin
  5:22pm
Dean:

Wait, the telephone was around way before Arbuckle's trouble.
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brainiac:

spectacular
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Fredericks:

I listened to the beginning of this Dylan song when it came out, and thought maybe when I have the time. I guess I have the time. But I'm only half listening.
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spodiodi:

*standing O*
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radioronan:

Do we get the chirping chicken mix next?
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Itzall Gön'gett-Bettresuhnn:

Is there really ANY reason to listen to the other version now?
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Dominick:

Bravo
  5:23pm
Dean:

Neither Phish nor fowl..
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βrian:

Murder most fowl implies schmaltz.
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mb:

Treydawg!!
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Fredericks:

Thanks for the lyrics, Irwin.
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Irwin:

The perp was Lane Steinberg.
  5:24pm
Andres:

Yes, we have no chickens.
We have no chickens today.
  5:24pm
prudy:

great parody...Dylan's piece struck me as overblown rehashed reflections, not one of his better works...
  5:25pm
Thelma Blitz:

"I offered up my innocence, I was repaid with....parody." This was silly but less obnoxious than Colbert's attempt.
  5:25pm
?:

Legend, or myth has it that Roscoe grew up in the house next door to me.
  5:26pm
P-90:

Steinberg! I should have recognized his handiwork.
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βrian:

I don't mind that is was rehashed, but I wanted it to be a little more, well, moist.
  5:27pm
otto:

TREY LIVES
  5:27pm
?:

Hannibal Lector said that too.
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Irwin:

Lane's "Murder Most Fowl" is on YT: youtu.be...
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mariano:

Ok y'all, I'm out for a bit - thanks Irwin and crew, take care everyone!
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Handy Haversack:

Take it easy, mariano!
  5:32pm
Thelma Blitz:

Colbert's attempt at Dylan mockery :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMTDOEvY3R0
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steveo:

If a man hears Phish on the radio, but doesn't know it was Phish until several minutes later, has he really ever heard Phish at all?
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Yes:

oh, he has
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PNX:

But does he now know how to Phish for the rest of his life?
  5:38pm
flashbazbo:

If you teach a man about Phish, he may fall asleep, but if you teach him to talk about Phish he will start again every time he wakes up.
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radioronan:

worked in music & radio biz since I was a teenager and I've somehow never heard a phish song. until today. (unless it's like steveo said) never know what wfmu will bring to your ears next.
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βrian:

I still think of Phish as a local band.
  5:39pm
flashbazbo:

Still working on that one.
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spodiodi:

you're still a virgin in the eyes of the lord in that case, steveo
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spodiodi:

it also doesn't count if you forgot you've heard (or seen, even live)
  5:41pm
Dean:

Phish (and Leftover Salmon et al.) got tons of play on Friday nights on LA's KPFK during the '90s, a show called Thursday Lunch.
  5:41pm
Andres:

Teach a man to Phish.
  5:43pm
?:

Spam, spam, spam...
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Mr. Pumpy:

Ducking back in...Jamal! So great.
  5:46pm
Dean:

Always wondered whether Frisell ever played clarinet, his first instrument, on any of his records. Did a search. Yeah, he did!
https://www.discogs.com/Bill-Frisell-Is-That-You/release/9901663
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Mr. Pumpy:

Irwin...got a little Bucky Pizzarelli?
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Fredericks:

This Frisell is a monster.
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Mr. Pumpy:

Yeah...Frisell really knows how to torture six...
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WoodsOfNH:

Weird Nightmare is such a great record.
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mb:

Fine show today, Irwin. Many thanks and i bid you a good day, sir!

And thx for the new Phish tune! Aces.
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12539:

Thank you, Irwin. Stay safe.
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ultradamno:

RIP Hal Willner

And I agree with Pumpy 'bout Jamal. Awesome.
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Irwin:

Next week I hope to pay tribute to birthday boy James Creighton.
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spodiodi:

thanks, Irwin! really glad you're out there
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WoodsOfNH:

The thing I love about Frisell is that he's so awe-shucks unassuming and then he plays this _impossible_ stuff. He did a Beatles Tiny Desk thing that was just nuts.
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Fredericks:

And so is this Robbie Robertson. You can hear the influence of Roy Buchanan in his playing.
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Carmichael:

@David, Derek Smalls' dad was a phone sanitizer by trade. Now more than ever ...
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Laura L:

Thank you, Irwin.
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choggie:

speaking of our favorite Mingus album, Mingus Moves .....love that out
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Carmichael:

Find the clip of Frisell on Sanborn's Night Music, with Joey Barone, Hank Roberts and Kermit Driscoll. Stunning.
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Irwin:

Willner was something of a role model for me. At a time when I was struggling professionally, he demonstrated that a creative person could make a living doing what he loved with music, and do it in so many different ways. Before there was a gig economy, he prospered on gigs. He didn't have a job title. He was Hal Willner.
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WoodsOfNH:

@Carmichael Don't know about you but I'd certainly pay for a dvd reissue of that show.
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Duane:

Thank you Irwin! Hal Wilner was a steady Other Music customer and he was such a great guy and had the best taste in music. The shows he did with Lou Reed on BBC were wonderful too
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choggie:

night music was such an incredible program Screamin Jay Hawkins one of my favorite also Pharoah Sanders Thembi with Sanborn playing out there with him awesome
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brainiac:

Ken just blew up the drummer stream and the Hindenburg just crashed here. Chag Pesach samech everybody.
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Brian in UK:

Gig is short for giggle.
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radioronan:

Everything Hal did was fantastic. huge influence. Sorry you lost your friend. Thanks Irwin.
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spodiodi:

thanks Skeleton crew!
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ultradamno:

Residents with Conway Twitty!
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PMD:

Thanks Irwin~
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choggie:

I just made a half gallon of homemade Purell with Everclear and aloe vera
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