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Options May 22, 2020: Put The Needle On The Positive Mental Attitude

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Images New Approx. start time
DJ Ragz + Unown   Pasta (Part One EDIT)   Options   2020  another great track from DJ ALF's pals/fellow artists/collaborators DJ Ragz and Unown in their food series 
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DJ Ragz + Unown   Pasta (Part Two EDIT)   Options   2020   
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Jamo Gang  Highway (feat. DJ Premier)   Options Walking With Lions  2020   
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DJ T-Rock  Radiation Overload   Options Sunsets In The Apocalypse  2020   
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J.A.R.S. (Jam Burglar, ALF of Hip Hop Slam, DJ Ragz, DJ Select) + Unown  Puff Cut Pass   Options Universal Sounds  2020   
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Jam Burglar  Mr. Mxyzptlk and the Missing Vowels   Options JB in Toonland  2020   
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Little Simz   you should call mum   Options Drop 6  2020  written/recorded/released during quarantine by UK femcee Little Simz 
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R.A. the Rugged Man   Hate Speech EDIT   Options All My Heroes Are Dead  2020   
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Planet Asia x 38 Spesh   Tec And A Mink   Options   2020   
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Prince AK   OG (Not Guilty) (feat. Raekwon & Amber Lashae)   Options   2020   
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Madchild   DNA   Options Mad World  2020   
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Fidel Cutstro   Air   Options Talking In Drums  2020   
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Aesop Rock  KOWP   Options Freedom Finger  2020   
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ADA  VORTEX (part 1)   Options   2020   
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ADA  VORTEX (part 2)   Options   2020   
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Music behind DJ:
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DJ Spidermank   PTNOTR 2020 Theme (aka BJ World Tour) REMIX   Options   2020   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:02pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:02pm Billy Jam:

hey ma what's for dinner......hey ma I want pasta
Avatar 7:02pm Jam Burglar:

What's up Billy and errbody
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Billy Jam, Olivia & friends! My garlic liquifies!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Put the noodle on the record!
(as was written by another listener on Olivia's chat the other day)
Avatar 7:03pm spodiodi:

hi Billy Jam!
hi olivia!
spicy meatballs all around
Avatar 7:03pm Billy Jam:

hey ALF - today's show's tracks are nearly all six or less degrees of separation from you :) -speaking of which hey Jam Burglar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm chresti:

Hi Billy Jam and PTNOTRs and crew!
Avatar 7:04pm Billy Jam:

today's show is dedicated to listener and WFMU volunteer and hella generous guy ami ad
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm listener 126464:

Hi Billy Jam! Cheers everybody!
Avatar 7:04pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

  7:04pm ami ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all.So where's the party at?
Avatar 7:05pm Billy Jam:

hello chresti in SoCal - big ups to Olivia of WFMU - @ami ad - it's here thanks to YOU - see above comment - hello listener 126464 + Ken from Hyde Park
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm mb:

Hola Billy Jam and peep peeps! Mamma miA
Avatar 7:06pm ADA:

Pasta sounds good! Getting hungry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm listener 126464:

i have a marinara problem
Avatar 7:07pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm radioronan:

No rotten tomato trax on PTNOTR. Only the freshest from 2020. Evening, Billy and all!
  7:07pm annette:

you had me at only 3 onions in the sauce
Avatar 7:08pm Doxx:

My boy William Marmalade doin' it right as usual! How is the leg, Billy?!
Avatar 7:08pm Billy Jam:

please share you best and speediest pasta recipe tips - and HELLO to annette and radioronan and ADA and mb
  7:08pm ami ad:

@Billy Jam:Oh,thanks,did not see that.I appreciate you and what you do.Would not be a party here without you and the crew.Puff Puff Recieve.
  7:08pm celeste:

green is the green
Avatar 7:08pm Jam Burglar:

DJ Ragz sends his true appreciation! He's working now.
Avatar 7:09pm Billy Jam:

hey DOXX thanks for listening - speaking of food - and drink as in this RAGZ+UNOWN series I saw a ginger based health drink item called NoJoke
Avatar 7:09pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

That's right "Alfonso" LOL!
  7:10pm Tall Paul:

What up Bill, Alf, JB n everyone congrats Ami ed. Hope everyone is well n staying safe. Bill, hope the leg is getting better
Avatar 7:10pm Billy Jam:

@ami ad speaking of "puff puff receive" the upcoming JARS track is similarly titled/themed
  7:10pm annette:

pasta drenched in butter with some salt. or mac an cheese topped with tuna .
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm mb:

Olivia lives! Broadcasting that pasta ravs far and wide. Thank-youuuu!

Slingin' pizza pies here. Been known to sprinkle that trichome laced oregano in my special sauce but not tonight. Smoked greens.
Avatar 7:11pm Billy Jam:

hey Tall Paul in Eire - thanks for all your emails and texts and checking in late from EU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm listener 126464:

@ami ad- thanks and cheers!
  7:11pm ami ad:

@Billy Jam:The cosmos is with us.
Avatar 7:11pm Billy Jam:

I actually learnt a lot from this "Pasta' track's samples about pasta that I did not know before
  7:12pm Andres:

Hey Billy and fellow listeners! I was happy with my choice for dinner but am am now having serious second thoughts.
  7:12pm ami ad:

Glad to be a part of this madness station,to some capacity.
  7:13pm ami ad:

Support your local brown bag slinger.
Avatar 7:14pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Big Ups Billy Jam! I got that PMA! I got that attitude! yeeeaAAA!
  7:14pm Bri:

@Billy So that Pasta song came out this year?
Avatar 7:14pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Oooo! I like this Jamo Gang track.
Avatar 7:14pm Doxx:

Was just texting with Mr. Rhythmx aka Raytona 500 about you, Billy!
Avatar 7:16pm Billy Jam:

since food is the theme here - am also going to announce and post info on where those in need of food but without skrilla/cash to purchase it during these tough times under the hashtag #COVIDFOODASSISTANCE - first ups since I am here in "The Town" - aka Oakland to find a hunger program website for assistance in Oakland CA and Alameda County call 800 870 3663
  7:16pm Bri:

All I sell is dope art
  7:16pm Tall Paul:

This is a nice tune. I thought it was R.A. mixed with Eminem
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm mb:

Great to see Premier having such a great year
Avatar 7:17pm Billy Jam:

@DOXX -what a coincidence as I just found and digitized an old video interview with Rhythm X - you need to hook me up with his contact please - thanks - Hello Bri - you mean on that link I posted above - if so hmmmm- then the phone #
Avatar 7:17pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

PREMO on the cut!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm listener 126464:

grandma sauce

olive oil
chopped onions
chopped garlic
28 oz. can of crushed/whatever tomatoes
5-6 oz. can of tomato paste
15-18- oz. water
tbs sugar
grated cheese

Heat olive oil in sauce pan
Saute onions, add garlic
Add tomato paste and water
Stir occasionally until starting to bubble
Add tomatoes, grated cheese, spices
Keep at medium until starting to bubble again.
Reduce to simmer and cover for a couple hours
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm DJ Guin:

@Billy Jam -- 1st time, long time -- ima let you do your thing. peace out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm happymaan:

Heya Billy Jam, loving your show as always.
Avatar 7:19pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@listener 126464 That recipe looks NICE!
Avatar 7:19pm Jam Burglar:

This is me and Alf freestyling!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm DJ Guin:

...trees don't burn themselves
Avatar 7:20pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Jam Burglar on the C1! :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm listener 126464:

it's quick to get going but needs to simmer for awhile
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm radioronan:

Listener 126464.. T know what I'm cooking here Sunday in bk..Tx!
Avatar 7:21pm Doxx:

Billy I will shoot Rhythm's contact to you absolutely! Look for it tomorrow on FB messenger. He mentioned you guys used to smoke weed at your house, have coffee, and then go record shopping on Telegraph. lol
  7:21pm ami ad:

Hey Olivia,this Puff is for you.
Avatar 7:21pm Billy Jam:

@JB and ALF = nice!!!! @ DJ Guin and happyman - thanks for tuning in - @ listener 126464 - good recipe TNX - my personal fave is pasta with pesto
Avatar 7:21pm ADA:

Killa cuts
Avatar 7:22pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

I was using the Button Box
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm Smilty69:

It's stir fry Fridays. I cook Udon noodles with scallions, mushrooms, Brussel sprouts, broccoli florets, snap peas, jalapeños, Shrimp & scallops (we're Catholics), sesame oil & soy sauce.
Avatar 7:22pm Doxx:

I know Rhythm would love to see that interview as would I!
Avatar 7:22pm spodiodi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:23pm mb:

If you aren't saucing your pizzas up with 1/2 a can of Don Pepino you are not living
Avatar 7:24pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:24pm spodiodi:

Jam Burglar killin it
  7:24pm Bri:

Love the sample of intergalactic mixed with actual intergalactic dialogue!
Avatar 7:24pm Billy Jam:

and lots of garlic
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm DJ Guin:

what-the what?!? Adam Yauch would be proud of this. friggin' loving this mix
Avatar 7:25pm Billy Jam:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm chresti:

Yes, garlic.
  7:25pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Billy Jam, great show tonite. I do believe that Marco Polo brought noodles back to Italy from China...... wonder how they say "al dente" in Chinese.
Avatar 7:26pm Jam Burglar:

JB in Toonland mix is free at Bandcamp if anybody wants it. jamburglar.bandcamp.com...
Avatar 7:26pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

DJ Ragz and Unown - "Pasta & Wings"
Avatar 7:26pm Billy Jam:

hello spodiodi and Peter from Dover NJ
  7:27pm annette:

@Smilty69 do you season it or is it flavorful that way . love udon
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

@ALF thanks for that link
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

hello Smilty69
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm listener 126464:

grandma meatball mix

lb. ground whatever
2 eggs
½ cup milk
chopped onion, chopped garlic
½ cup bread crumbs
1 cup grated cheese
parsley, basil, salt, pepper
Avatar 7:28pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:28pm Billy Jam:

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey = If you live in New Jersey and need help finding a local food pantry, visit the Food Bank of New Jersey's website at cfbnj.org
Avatar 7:29pm Billy Jam:

to make this R.A.song radio friendly had to chop out almost one minute of song - so for full recorded version go buy or listen online
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Ike:

@listener 126464, how dare you post a recipe for people to turn their grandmas into meatballs! That's sick. Sick, I tell you.
  7:29pm ami ad:

@Billy Jam:Let's not forget SAFI for making it happen,I got a delivery too.JobLess.
  7:30pm Tall Paul:

Has to be in top 5 albums of this year so far
  7:30pm annette:

Billyjam gone pine nutz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm chresti:

Haha Ike.
Avatar 7:31pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@Ike I like your animated GIF! LOL!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Smilty69:

@annette pinch of salt & garlic powder on shrimp & scallions. Sesame oil & soy sauce adds strong flavor. Trader Joe's Toasty Sesame Oil is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm listener 126464:

Let's Eat Grandma
Avatar 7:32pm Billy Jam:

hello IKE - good to have u tuned in - @annette THANK U for reminding me of pine nuts - forgot about them and how wonderfully tasty they are
  7:32pm ami ad:

@Ike:My grandma would be a lean kosher meatball.
Avatar 7:33pm Jam Burglar:

Oh, we can animate gifs?
Avatar 7:34pm TheRapperWithNoName:

been grinding up red lentils in my vitamix and making red lentil flour ravioli all week. stuffed with pesto, feta, italian sausage and greens.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm ɛɨkɛɨ:

@ALF, best thing I've ever poached off the net. I'd be crediting the amazing person who created it and their awesome cat if I could figure out who it is. It's mysterious.
  7:35pm ami ad:

@Jam Burglar:Listened to your kid friendly set last week,sent it to my brother and sister,hope their children are jamming too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm listener 126464:

ooh red lentil ravs
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm mb:

Mouth watering waiting for this Raekwon verse. Sweet beat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm chresti:

  7:36pm ami ad:

Are red lentil ravs revolutionary?
Avatar 7:36pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@mb I agree
  7:37pm annette:

should i marry SMITTY69 or RAPPER WITH NO NAME. ok. i love you for your cooking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm mb:

Rae is the king of food rap
Avatar 7:37pm TheRapperWithNoName:

half pound red lentil flour, 1 egg, and enough water to make it come together, roll it out,till its barely translucent, use a drinking glass to cut circles out of the dough, fill, fold and pinch with a fork
Avatar 7:37pm Jam Burglar:

@ami ad:. That's crazy cool. I'm supposed be interviewed on a radio show called Radio Active Kids next Saturday (it's not as cool as this show)
Avatar 7:37pm Billy Jam:

Juniper WFMU PTNOTR drop for this show is by Michael Shelley’s daughter who recorded it back in 2008
when she was 3 years old - Now 15 she has released a great album that you have been hearing here on WFMU inc. on Clay Pigeon’s show two days ago - For more info on this new album go here = coachellavalleyweekly.com...
Avatar 7:38pm Jam Burglar:

Avatar 7:38pm Billy Jam:

The Community Food Bank of New Jersey = If you live in New Jersey and need help finding a local food pantry, visit the Food Bank of New Jersey's website at cfbnj.org

The organization can also help you apply or recertify for SNAP benefits. Call their SNAP hotline for assistance over the phone: 800-609-3663.
  7:38pm ami ad:

@Jam Burglar:Thank you.Kids are the future,teach them well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm radioronan:

the comment board is cookin' like this set..
Avatar 7:38pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@Billy Jam LOL! I remember the Juniper drop!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm listener 126464:

nothing but #1 hits
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm listener 126464:

(Michael Shelley Show)
Avatar 7:41pm Jam Burglar:

It's on
Avatar 7:42pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Fidel Cutstro - "Talking Drums"
Avatar 7:42pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@Jam Burglar LOL! Brought out the classic logo!
Avatar 7:43pm Jam Burglar:

Haha. Oh snap. New Aesop!
Avatar 7:43pm Billy Jam:

Nourish NJ offers food, housing, medical, social and educational services 365 days a year in a warm, safe and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked. During the coronavirus crisis, it is offering "to-go meals" and pre-packed groceries, at 36 South Street in Morristown, NJ. For more information on their services, visit nourishnj.org
Avatar 7:44pm Billy Jam:

Michael Shelley WFMU show is real home of the #1 hits
Avatar 7:45pm Billy Jam:

If you live in New York City and are in need of food, visit the City Harvest website at cityharvest.org.They provide a map of free food distribution sites, including soup kitchens, food pantries, mobile markets and restaurants offering free food. To learn more about City Harvest Emergency Food Distribution Sites, visit cityharvest.org/.
  7:45pm celeste:

go back over the door
Avatar 7:45pm Jam Burglar:

Many kids are REALLY in need because in many cases there are no meals being provided by schools.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I cook up a pot of spaghetti and add a jar of artichoke hearts. Fast, simple and tasty.
Avatar 7:46pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:46pm Billy Jam:

hello celeste in Albany NY -
  7:46pm ami ad:

@Billy Jam:Sorry,Creamo Coyle is the real blaster of #1 hits.After you of course.
  7:46pm Foxy Brown:

Greetings everyone! I just want to put it out there, rev Al is running a food bank out of the national action network in Harlem. I got some frozen pasta dishes from them and turned them into bank ziti. If your in NY its Mon-Sat 12:00pm-4:00pm. The food is from the chef Jose Andres charity so they are quality meals. Gr8 show as always Billy Jam
Avatar 7:47pm Billy Jam:

how new is this ADA release? It dropped on May 21st 2020 - yesterday -goddam it is still hot
Avatar 7:47pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:47pm Billy Jam:

thank U Foxy Brown
Avatar 7:47pm Jam Burglar:

I take some Coke, mix in some Pepsi, add some RC Cola. Alf's favorite!
Avatar 7:48pm Billy Jam:

thanks ALF for posting that link and for supporting that wonderful artist/friend of the show DJ/Producer ADA
Avatar 7:48pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@Jam Burglar LOL! Aww heck no! <shaking my head>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm mb:

Producers on board: What is a good resource to learn how to use an AKAI MPC2000? Please and thank you..
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

Food banks across the United States are expanding their services to address a surge in emergency use. If you are in need and live outside of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area, visit the Feeding America website at feedingamerica.org to find your local food bank.
  7:49pm ami ad:

Big pasta dish from my growing up is spaghetti with ketchup.
Avatar 7:49pm Jam Burglar:

There's a pretty cool manual floating around on the web for the 2000!
Avatar 7:50pm Billy Jam:

Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity NJ, also known as MEND NJ, is a not-for-profit organization that supports a network of 20 member food pantries throughout Essex County. For those in need of food assistance, visit mendnj.org/pantry-updates/ for a list of MEND pantries and hours of operation. You may also contact MEND at 862-250-5216 or info@MENDNJ.org.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Berd:

Dj blazing Billy Jam, please sir i want some more.
Avatar 7:50pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@ami ad How much ketchup was put in the spaghetti?
Avatar 7:50pm Billy Jam:

World Central Kitchen distributes meals and fresh food to people in need in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in select regions of the country. For distribution sites and times, visit World Central Kitchen’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. For more information, visit the website at wck.org/chefsforamerica.
Avatar 7:51pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

hey BERD in da UK Manchester area - how are you and where is our main man Spidermank?
  7:51pm ami ad:

@ALF:Too much.
Avatar 7:51pm Jam Burglar:

@mb Also check "Verysickbeats" on YouTube.
Avatar 7:52pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@ami ad Oh wow!
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

P.M.A. =
Pasta Meals Abound
Positive Mental Attitude
Perfect Music Always
  7:53pm ami ad:

But it's cheap,and fills you up.Thanks mom.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm mb:

Gracias Jam Burglar! Manual and I dont get along too well : )
Avatar 7:53pm Jam Burglar:

ADA is dope. Been checking him for a minute!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm listener 126464:

Thanks Billy Jam, everybody, for being here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Sheila mentioned this association on her show this afternoon - www.evlovesqueens.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm radioronan:

No basta, No basta! Thanks for great set,Billy. And posting all the psa's.. it's insanely important in regular times and even more so, sadly, for the foreseeable future. Thanks skeleton Crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm mb:

ADA is underrated dopeness. I really dig those cartoon video beat series YouTubes, sir.
  7:55pm ami ad:

P.L.U.R. friends.
Avatar 7:55pm Jam Burglar:

@mb, If you're on Instagram DM me if you have questions.
Avatar 7:55pm Billy Jam:

@mb - totally agree re ADA
Avatar 7:56pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

@mb I still play ADA's "UFOLOGY" release every once in a while.
Avatar 7:56pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Damn! Near the end of the show.
  7:57pm Dave Conehead:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm chresti:

Thanks Billy, and, ADA!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm mb:

Will do JB!

Super slick show today. Way in the cut. Thanks DJ's.
Avatar 7:58pm Jam Burglar:

Thanks Billy!
Avatar 7:58pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU to OLIVIA and the WFMU skeleton crew + shout out to ami ad for whom todays show is dedicated and to YOU for listening to F M U know
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Billy Jam, and thanks, Olivia. I hope the previous skeleton swept up the toenail clippings from the studio.
Avatar 7:58pm Billy Jam:

+ hello Dave Conehead
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Berd:

Kipped, bless him
Avatar 7:59pm Billy Jam:

@Berd - tell him I said HELLO
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